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Obituaries December 19, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 00:00

REVEREND SHELDON LEROY GARRIOTT, 79
MAX C. MICKELSON, 83
RUTH ELAINE RICHMOND OLES, 89
SANDRA KAY DAUGHTREY, 68
VIRGINIA LOIS (REECE) SPRY, 91
MICHAEL SERGENT, 56
VIRGINIA ADELINE (NAVILLE) SPERZEL, 101
PAULINE BAKER, 81
JANICE K. HUFFMAN CLOUSE, 74
FRANCES B. (CISSELL) PARKER, 72
ELLA MAE BRIDGEWATER, 89
MARGARET LOIS MANN, 79
LAWRENCE A. “TOM” SCHAFER, 82
JAMES K. 'JIMMY' MORRIS, 83
EDWARD K. YOUNG, 83
DERICE GRIFFITH HATFIELD, SR. 96
CHARLES “ED” DEWEESE, 66
CHARLES EVERETT (CHUCK) MATTINGLY, 62
WALTER RICHARD EFFINGER, 70
DOTTIE SUE BLITON, 49
MARGARET L. MANN, 79
EDD W. MERCER, 74
NELLIE CENTERS MULLINS, 91
JOE S. LYNINGER, 19
ROBERT D. JULIAN, 72
GENEVA E. (BAUMANN) ANDRES, 87
TIMMY LEE CAPPS, 53


REVEREND SHELDON LEROY GARRIOTT, 79, Franklin, died November 28, 2012 in Indianapolis Community North Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Washington County in 1933, the son of Homer Ambrose Garriott and Christina Inez Matney Garriott, he was the youngest of three brothers. The eldest, Kendall Eugene, preceded him in death in 1979 while living on the family farm. Lloyd Byron (Barney), presently lives on that Hoosier Heritage Farm. He graduated from Salem High School in 1952 and Indiana Central College in 1957. He became an ordained Methodist Minister after graduating from Garrett Theological Seminary in 1963. He served churches in Central and Northern Indiana from 1954 until 1974. Since that time he continued as a United Methodist Interim Pastor in Central Indiana, while being gainfully employed by various companies. He was employed by the Marion County Health Department for 10 years and his sales and marketing career included insurance, retirement facilities for Presbyterian Housing, and a decade of industrial sales for American-Newlong.
He was a life long student of the Word of God. He was an accomplished naturalist and photographer who's beautiful photos were published by the Hoosier Environmental Council. He also provided environmental slideshows set to music for programs.
In high school and college he excelled as a Future Farmer of America, in Debate Team Competition and Cross Country, setting individual state records. In the 1980s he began running again and participated in local events. Reading became a special joy in recent years and he read up to 100 books a year for several years. A member of Southport United Methodist Church, he enjoyed visitation ministry and taught a Sunday School Class for over 18 years.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Noreen Quarles Garriott of Scottsburg; daughter Susan Garriott Cantrell (husband, Clay), son Mark Garriott, and grandchildren Christopher Cantrell (wife, Erin), Joshua Cantrell (wife, Jessie), Lisa Cantrell Clow (husband Austin) and Lindsey Garriott.
Preceding him in death is stepmother Ruth McCoskey Garriott and surviving are stepbrother John McCoskey and stepsister Wilda Meeks, both of Scottsburg.
Calling will be held from 5-8 pm Friday, December 14th at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 7602 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. A Worship and Celebration service will be held at 3 pm Saturday, December 15th at Southport United Methodist Church, 1947 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or United Methodist Global Missions.


MAX C. MICKELSON, 83, Lexington, died Monday, December 10, 2012 in Madison.
He was born on January 11, 1929 in Clark County to Charles and Corina Baker Mickelson. He was retired from Cummins Engine as a machinist and a cattle farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife: Irene Mickelson of Lexington; his sons: Max David (Diana) Mickelson of Lexington and John William (Breck) Mickelson of Nicholasville, Ky.; and his grandsons: Owen Cummings, Maxwell Adam, Michael and Jordan Mickelson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sisters: Viola Bridgewater and Kathlee England.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Lexington Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, December 14, and at the church on Saturday from 12 pm until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s; Lexington Presbyterian Church; Lexington Vol. Fire Dept; or donor’s choice, c/o: Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


RUTH ELAINE RICHMOND OLES, 89, Lexington, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at Hanover Health & Rehab Center.
She was born on May 14, 1923 in Trimble County, Ky. to William, Sr. and Lucille Carlisle Richmond. She served as head housekeeper for the Hereford Motor Lounge and the Best Western in Madison for many years. She was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughters: Sharon Martin of Lexington and Judy (Ross) Koontz of Madison; her son: Steven Duane (Phyllis) Oles of Branson West, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Evard Earl Oles; her grandson: Phillip Thomas Raycher; her sister: Delsie Meredith Hereford; her brothers: Wilber, Jr. and Robert Richmond; and her niece: Patricia Hereford.
Private services will be held. Burial will take place at New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is handling the arrangements.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the New Bethel Cemetery Association.


SANDRA KAY DAUGHTREY, 68, of New Washington, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at her home.
She was born on January 1, 1944 to Charles and Orvia (Stodghill) Wiggam in Madison. She was a retired Dietician for Clark Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Daughtrey of New Washington; daughter, Lisa Spencer (Tom) of Charlestown; sister, Audrey Richards of Nabb; brothers, Norman Wiggam of New Washington, Jerry Wiggam of New Washington, Larry Wiggam of New Washington, and Ralph Wiggam of Nabb; Grandchildren, Ashley Brading, Michelle Spencer, and Laci Spencer; a great-grandchild, Joey Brading.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11 am at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial to follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-8 pm and after 9 am on Saturday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


VIRGINIA LOIS (REECE) SPRY, 91, Henryville, died December 12, 2012 at Bee Hive Homes of Scottsburg.
She moved to Henryville in 1986 from South Bend, to be closer to her family.
She was born on December 7, 1921 in South Bend, to Rollo and Elizabeth (Walter) Reece. She graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1940. She married Harry W. Spry Jr. on May 21, 1941. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2004. She retired from St. Joseph's Medical Center in the Social Services Dept. in South Bend in 1983 with 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Henryville and RSVP club where they tacked quilts and donated them to hospitals. She enjoyed playing bunco, euchre, and crocheting beautiful rugs.
She is surviced by her son, Ronald E. Spry, Salem, daughter, Judith A. (Warren) Maddox, grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Spry-Knutson and Christopher Spry all of Iowa, Troy Gramza, Pace, Fla., Jamie (Jessica) Maddox, Pekin, Jolene Maddox (Ben) Ross, New Albany, great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kole Knutson, Alisha and Kaley Gramza, Jameson T. Maddox, Codey, Cavan, Dylan, and Teigan Spry.
Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Tristy Dawn Maddox on Sept. 29, 1976 and her only brother Walter Reece in 2004.
Her visitation and funeral will be held at Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory in Henryville, December 15, from 10 am to 2 pm with funeral services starting at 2 pm with Father Steve Schaftlein with burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery in Henryville.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.


MICHAEL SERGENT, 56, Paris Crossing, died December 12,2012 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born December 2, 1956, in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Billy Willis and Sinda Nease Sergent, he married Pamela McIntosh on May 26, 1978 at Commiskey Baptist Church in Commiskey, Ind., she survives.
He was employed at Metaldyne as a controls technician for 15 years and Golden Foundry as an electrician for 10 years. He was a member of the Mustang Club of America and the Fall City Mustang Club in Jeffersonville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Dylan Sergent of Paris Crossing; two daughters; Lindsay Sergent of Paris Crossing and Kristin Sergent of Columbus; his parents, Billy and Sinda Sergent of Paris Crossing; one sister, Sue (Mike) Ross of Commiskey; three grandchildren, Lucas Sergent of North Vernon, Lydia Sergent and Connor York both of New Albany.
The Funeral will be at 11 am Saturday the 15th of December at Coffee Creek Christian Church with the Rev. Don Morris officiating.
Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday December 14, 2012 at Dove Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services and One hour prior to funeral. Burial will be at Coffee Creek Christian Cemetery.
Memorials may be made through the Funeral Home for the V.F.W. Matt Hester Post 2021


VIRGINIA ADELINE (NAVILLE) SPERZEL, 101, of Floyds Knobs died Wednesday, December 12, 2012.
She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs. She was born on August 16, 1911 in Navilleton, to the late Peter S. and Adeline “Addie” (Perrin) Naville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Sperzel, and siblings, Fannie Schmidt, Sr. Mary Matilda Naville, O.S.F., Alma Ellenbrand, Cora, Chester, Melbert, and Harry Naville.
She is survived by her son, Larry A. Sperzel; daughter, Betty Ruth Atkins (Richard); and granddaughter, Michelle Atkins.
Visitation will be from 12-5 pm on Sunday, December 16 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150). Her Funeral Service will be at 10 am on Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Cemetery, Floyds Knobs.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Navilleton Catholic Church (7500 Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119).
To leave a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com


PAULINE BAKER, 81, Austin, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 19, 1931 in Perry County, Ky., the daughter of the late William Porter and Otie (Holmes) Porter. She was married to Ray Baker, who survives. She was a member of 4th Street Pentencostal Church Austin.
Survivors include her daughters, Anna Rae (Larry) Huff, Sevierville, Tenn., Ivory June (Larry) Morgan, Austin, Barbara Faye Nicholson, Sevierville, Tenn., Teresa Carol (Green) Neace, Deputy; sons, Gary Lee (Sally) Baker, Austin, Eugene (Jan) Baker, Deputy; brothers, Tommy Porter, Ocala, Fla., John Carlo Porter, Lexington, William Ray Porter, Underwood; sisters, Helen Campbell, Austin, Polly Ruth Strong, Austin. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 14, 2012 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Johnny Bowling & Rev. Wendall Eldridge officiating.
Visitation is after 9 am Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery, Austin Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JANICE K. HUFFMAN CLOUSE, 74, of Avon, December 11, 2012.
She was born April 7, 1938 in Salem, to Floyd S. and Carrie M. Huffman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters Carrie Huffman Rutherford and Dorothy Huffman Chastain and her beloved husband of 43 years, Joseph R. Clouse. She was a 1956 graduate of Salem High School and obtained her two-year secretarial degree at Indiana Business College. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church. She was an executive management secretary for United States Fidelity & Guaranty Insurance Company for 35 years retiring in 1995. She belonged to the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by two children, Brian J. Clouse (Paula) of Indianapolis and Kimberley K. Clouse Worland (Warren) of Indianapolis; three granddaughters, Carrie E. Clouse of Fishers, Christa N. Clouse of Indianapolis, and Candice V. Worland of Indianapolis. She is also survived by four brothers and one sister, James F. Huffman, Flint, Mich.; Sherman Huffman, Mansfield, Ohio; Robert Huffman, Jackson, Tenn. and Patrick Huffman, Salem and Peggy Walters, Salem.
Visitation is Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 12-3 pm with services directly following at 3 pm at Conkle Funeral Home, Avon Chapel , 76 North State Road 267, Avon, Indiana, 46123.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


FRANCES B. (CISSELL) PARKER, 72, of Henryville, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
Born January 28,1940 in Otisco, she was the daughter of Joseph Edward and Fannie (Newton) Pearl Cissell.
She worked at the former Keystop Truck Stop in Clarksville & the 76 (Davis Brothers) Truck Stop in Hamburg.
On July 8, 1984 she married Clayton Parker who survives in Henryville.
Survivors include two children, Donna Berry (Larry) Hensley of Charlestown, Wes (Jeanette) Berry, of Otsico, grandchildren, Wesley Hensley of Charlestown, Haley Jester of Otisco, Michael Jester of Louisville, great grandson, Baylen Pyke of Otisco, sisters, Alice Newton of Sellersburg, Anna Abbott of Underwood, Liz (Gary) Cooper of Henryville, a brother, James E. Cissell of Lithia, Florida, five step-children, 11 step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter Victoria Parker, six brothers, Ernest, Charles, Bill, Everitt, Bobby, Ebb all Cissell & infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Cissell. Pastor Rodney Sweeney will conduct funeral services at 11 am on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, December 16, 2012, from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory in Henryville and after 10:00 AM on Monday.
Memorial donations can be given to her family c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


ELLA MAE BRIDGEWATER, 89, of Scottsburg, IN, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on June 30, 1923 in Versailles, Ky. She previously lived in Indianapolis, retired from RCA, and most recently was living in Scottsburg.
She leaves behind her longtime friend and companion, Robert Bridgewater, Scottsburg; four children, Gary Bridgewater (Gale), Greenfield; Gilbert Bridgewater, Indianapolis; Albert Bridgewater, Indianapolis; Bonnie Gross, Scottsburg; a sister, Juanita King, Versailles, Ky.; six grandchildren, Gary Bridgewater, Andy Bridgewater, Kim Gross, Toni Gross, Dana Barrish and Harold Gross; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.scottfuneralhome.com


MARGARET LOIS MANN, 79, went to be with the Lord on December 14 2012 from complications of a massive stroke on December 11 2012 with family members by her bedside.
Margie was loved by all, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a loving, caring mom who took great passionate care of Karen, Lesia and Kevin and always cared and concerned of their welfare thru their adult years. Her great love was her little Shih-Tzu puppy “Buddy” and Buddy adored her.
Margie was a SHS grad, “Class of 1952”. Margie will be greatly missed by her many friends she made working over 25 years at Hancock’s Drug Store. Also Margie’s great love was her grandkids, Jason (deceased), Kasha, Amber, Mega, great grand kids Dawson & Noah; and numerous nieces & nephews. This is a paid obituary notice.


LAWRENCE A. “TOM” SCHAFER, 82 died at his home Friday December 14, 2012.
He was born on June 27, 1930 in Charlestown, the son of Ernest and Mary Margaret Meyer Schafer. He was a farmer and cattleman. He had also been employed at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant and by the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was the 1986 Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District Farmer of the Year, a founding member of the Clark Co Cattleman’s Association, a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Marie J. Hecker; daughters, Teresa Anderson (Joe), Sharon Hubbard (Wayne), and Joann Ettel (Dennis); son, Lawrence Schafer, Jr. (Dina); sister, Mary Lou Yount; son-in-law, Gregg Harper; nieces , nephews, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step father Herman DeVary, brother, John Schafer, and his daughter Mary Suzanne Harper.
His Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday December 18th at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 101 Saint Michaels Drive in Charlestown, with burial to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday December 17 from 1-8 pm and after 9 am on Tuesday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
Expressions of Sympathy can be made to St. Michael’s Building Fund.
Online condolences can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JAMES K. 'JIMMY' MORRIS, 83, Scottsburg, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
He was born July 5, 1929 in Culver, Ind., the son of the late Ralph "Dag" and Winnie (Young) Morris. He was married to Betty J. (Hancock) Morris, who died March 31, 2007. He was a retired employee of the old Rohm and Haas in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by hisbrother, Herbert Morris.
Survivors include a son, Mike Morris (Kathy) of Indianapolis; a sister, Shirley Carter of Scottsburg; a grandson, Jeff Morris of Camby, Ind.; two great-grandsons, A.J. Morris & Cameron Morris of Camby and several nieces & nephews.
Funeral service will be at 1 pm Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home with interment to follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation: 10 am to 1 pm Tuesday at Collins Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions: Alzheimer's Research Foundation Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


EDWARD K. YOUNG, 83, Elizabeth, died Friday, December 14 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in Louisville on August 28, 1929 the son of Early H. and Atha Banta Young. He had been an engineer at Welborn Hospital in Evansville, and retired as an engineer from St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He was a member of Kentucky Hospital Engineers Association and National Fire Protection Association. He had a Amateur Radio Operators License and was a licensed electrical contractor in Indiana and Kentucky certified in all refrigeration. He was a member of Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Edwardsville and served as Chairman of the church Elders.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Utley Young of Elizabeth; five sons, David and Phillip Young and Keith Knier all of Evansville, John Young of Tucker, Ga., Kevin Knier of Elizabeth, Ind.; seven daughters, Cheryl Sansing of Evansville, Kim Hayes of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Royse and Debbie Stepter both of Lexington, Ky., Carolyn Young of Elizabeth, Kim Wampler of Newburgh, Ind. and Kellie Johnson of Louisville; one brother, James L. Young of Louisville; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Tunnel Hill Christian Church on Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. Becky Gibbons will officiate. Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown on Wednesday from 2-8 pm and after 10 am on Thursday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to his church.


DERICE GRIFFITH HATFIELD, SR., 96, New Washington, died Saturday December 15, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 27, 1916 in Paris, Ky., to William and Epsie Feeback Hatfield. He was a Army veteran of World War II, a member of the First Baptist Church in New Washington and the New Washington Masonic Lodge # 167, a retired security guard for Tube Turns in Louisville, a former greeter at Wal-mart and a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Leah Hatfield, son Derice Griffith Hatfield, Jr and one brother and three sisters.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Sue Balmer (Jerry) of Charlestown, Janice Lynn Hatfield of Jeffersonville, Martha Carol West (Jerry) of Underwood and Virginia Schindler (George) of Nabb; sisters, Betty Aguiar of Fairburn, Ga. and Mildred Laughlin of Scottsburg, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-8 pm on Tuesday and after 9 am on Wednesday. Masonic services will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


CHARLES “ED” DEWEESE, 66, of Henryville, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his home.
He was born February 3, 1946 in Louisville, the son of Isaac Paul and Lucille (Davis) DeWeese who are both deceased. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He owned DeWeese Plumbing for several years then retired from West Clark School as the head of maintenance for over thirty two years. He enjoyed working with kids, was a big supporter of Little League baseball, a high school golf coach for eight years, junior varsity baseball coach for ten years.
On January 24, 1970 he married Betty Ann (Hutchins) DeWeese who survives in Henryville.
Other survivors include one daughter, Nona and her husband Andrew Moore of Henryville, a son Chuck and his wife Heather DeWeese of Henryville, three grandchildren, Stefan Corbin, Emily Kays, and Olivia Moore all of Henryville, two sister-in-laws, Carolyn Baxter, and Dee Fate both of Henryville.
Reverend T.C. Baker will conduct funeral services at Noon on Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Safe Harbor Christian Church with entombment to follow at Kraft Graceland Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3-8 pm Monday, December 17, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 10 am at church on Tuesday.
Memorial donations can be given to Henryville Little League or Vista Care Hospice c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


CHARLES EVERETT (CHUCK) MATTINGLY, 62, of Campbellsburg died Sunday, December 16 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born May 20, 1950 to Joseph A. Mattingly and Mary Ellen Hughes Fordice. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW. He lived most of his life in Washington County, except for his military duty. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
He is survived by his three children, Stephanie, Allison and Chad. He is also survived by one brother, Joseph A. "Bill" Mattingly (Carol); five sisters, Mary F. Benda (Dale), Joyce J. Brown (Carl Wayne), Lottie L. Speer, Barbara E. Piatt, and Kathy Albertson; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, one uncle, one aunt, many cousins, nieces, nephews and his special friends, the Lester Gilbert family.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at Weathers Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Main officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery on veteran's row with military honors.
Visitation will be Thursday from 10 am until 1 pm at the funeral home.


WALTER RICHARD EFFINGER, 70, Rexville, Ind., died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born on February 18, 1942 in Rexville to Hugo Fredrick and Hilda Clara Gigerich Effinger. He was retired after 43 years of service with the Reliance Electric Corporation in Madison as a metrologist, and early in life he helped Alva and Margie Vestal with their farming operation. He was a member of the St. Magdalen Catholic Church in New Marion, Ind.
Survivors include his wife: Beverly L. Payne Effinger of Madison; his daughters: Angie (Jack) Hartwell of Dupont and Dara (Josh) Adams of Madison; his son: Bryan (Stephanie) Copeland of Madison; his sisters: Ruth Ann (William) Herald of Austin and Mary Jane (Jerry) Hunter of Rexville; his uncle and aunt: Art and Eileen Kieffer of New Marion; his mother-in-law: Mary Lanham Payne of Lexington; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Geraldine and Paul Everman of Versailles, James Lloyd and Charlene Payne of North Vernon, Cecilla LaVonne and George Means of Lexington, Kathleen “Kathy” Louise Campbell of Madison, and Richard Allen Payne of Madison; seven grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Chapel in Madison. Burial will follow in St. Magdalen Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will take place at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre from 3 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 18, and from 9 to 10:30 am on Wednesday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made out to the St. Magdalen Cemetery.


DOTTIE SUE BLITON, 49, Madison, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 9, 1963 in Madison to Garnett O. and Norma Faye Shouse Bliton. She had worked the past 12 years for Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in the cafeteria. She was a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765.
Survivors include her mother; her sister: Ann Marie Bliton of Madison; her brother: Jeffrey O. Bliton of Madison; her aunts and uncles: Shelia and Gary Morris of Madison, Barbara Lock of Vevay, Alpha Aldridge of Columbus, L.C. And Lorraine Shouse of Erlanger, Ky., Alice Shouse of Madison, Margaret and Tim Childers of New Port, Ky., Roger and Lorrie Shouse of Covington, Ky.; her niece: Danielle Pence of Madison; her great-nephew: Colton Dean Ardell Stewart of Madison; several cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her father; her grandparents: Faye Wesley “Dude” and Dorothy L. Pelsor Bliton and Luther Shouse and Susan Matthews; her uncles: Daniel Bliton and Pierce Shouse her cousins: James Daniel Bliton and Keith Shouse; and her fiancée: Richard James “Rick” Ell.
Funeral services will be held at 5 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at a later date in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 3 pm until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dottie Bliton Memorial Fund.


MARGARET L. MANN, 79, Scottsburg, died December 14, 2012 in Louisville.
She was born on May 19, 1933 in Scottsburg to Albert Milton Hopwood and Naomi Gray Hopwood Weeks. She was a homemaker and retired from Hancock Drug Store in Scottsburg. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Scott County Family Moose, and First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband: Charles H. Mann of Scottsburg; her son: Kevin C. (Cynthia Bell) Mann of Kent; her daughter: Karen J. Mann of Scottsburg; her sister: Betty Box of Madison; her grandchildren: Amber A. Mann, Megan N. McCutcheon and Kasha Bell; and her great-grandchildren: Noah Ray Mann and Dawson Alexander Shafer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter: Lesia L. Mann Kennard; her brother: Tom Hopwood; and her grandson: Jason Spicer.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 17, 2012 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kids First c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. 1st Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.


EDD W. MERCER, 74, Georgetown, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 18, 1938 in Litchfield, Ky. to Hezzie and Zelphia Mercer. He had worked in construction.
Survivors include his wife: Donnie Mercer; his son: Dino Mercer; his step-son: Harold )Regencia) Renfrow, Jr.; his step-daughter: Debra (James) Stone; his sister: Ethel (Junior) Noble; his grandchildren: Melissa Renfrow, Brittany and Jessica Weller, Joshua and Jordan Stone and Bryan Meredith.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday. December 19, 2012 at Spring Valley Funeral Home in New Albany. Burial will follow at Tunnel Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 2 to 8 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.


NELLIE CENTERS MULLINS, 91, Scottsburg, died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 19, 1921 in Downey, Ky. to Benjamin Franklin and Maude Walters Centers. She worked at the Mariann Restaurant in Scottsburg and worked at the 76 Truck stop in Hamburg as a prep cook.
Survivors include her daughter: Wilma L. (William “Rusty” R., II) Collier of Sellersburg; and her granddaughter: Brittany N. (Brandon) Bishop of Jeffersonville. She was preceded in death by her siblings: Jack Centers, Mary Sexton, Della Miles, Bernie, Ernie and Chris Centers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Adams Funeral Home& Crematory in Henryville. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, December 19, and from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.


JOE S. LYNINGER, 19, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in Lexington, Ky.
He was a native of New Albany and was a student at Bluegrass Community Technical College in Lexington. He was a 2011 graduate of Woodford County High School in Versailles.
Survivors include his mother and step-father: Nancy and Norman Rogers of Georgetown; his half-brother: James Lyninger of New Albany; his step-brother: Darren Rogers of Washington D.C.; his step-sisters: Leia Rogers of Texas and Stacy Lew of Clarksville; his step-grandparents: Norman Lee and Marion Rogers of Starlight; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father: Joe Lyninger; and his grandparents: James and Josephine Lyninger, James Mayfield and Doris Jean Craig.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Market Street Chapel. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.
Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made out to the family c/o Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home.


ROBERT D. JULIAN, 72, Connersville, Ind., died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Sterling House of Richmond.
He was born on October 4, 1940 to Ray Dean and Majorie Eileen Beavers Julian. He was a teacher at Connersville High School for more than 33 years before retiring in 1999.
Survivors include his children: Robb Julian of Atlanta, Ga. and Jamie Julian of Connersville; his granddaughter: Riley Julian Pundt; his brother: Gary Julian of Atlanta; his nephew: Nick Dean of Scottsburg; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home in Connersville. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 pm until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Public Library or the 4-H Buckaroos.


GENEVA E. (BAUMANN) ANDRES, 87, Floyds Knobs, died Monday, December 17, 2012.
She was a retired bus driver for the NAFC School Corporation and the president of GEA, Inc. He was a former employee of Seinshimer’s in New Albany and a long-time farmer. She was also a lifetime member of the Floyd Co. Farm Bureau and a member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs.
She was born on October 5, 1925 in Floyds Knobs to the late Clyde and Elsie (Atkins) Baumann. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred P. Andres; daughter, Susan M. Andres; and grandson, Brian Andres.
She is survived by her children, Jerry Andres (Diane), Phyllis Andres (Larry Foreman), Denny Andres; brothers, Alfred (Mazie), Anthony (Mary Lou), Cletus Baumann (Jackie); grandchildren, Chad (Melissa), Denny Jr, Sammy Andres, Charlotte Elswick; great-grandchildren, Jake Andres, Denny Andres III, Tavis and Caitlin Lloyd; many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 8 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Ln., New Albany) and after 8 am on Thursday at the church.
A Rosary will be prayed Wednesday at 1 pm.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 am Thursday, at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (New Church) with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


TIMMY LEE CAPPS, 53, of Jefferson City, Tenn., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Helen Capps, sister Jenny Brown, and niece, Lisa Bunch.
Survivors include his wife Sylvia Capps, daughter Aimee Capps, sons Dylan Capps, Eddie Capps, Timmy Capps Jr. and three grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Ronny Lloyd; sisters, Betty Alsup, Pat Donnell, Donna Powell, Ann Bunch, Laquita Kirkman and Frances Incollingo; his father- and mother-in-law, Eddie and Sandra Branch, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Mayes Family Services on Dec.3. His final resting is Westview Cemetery in Jefferson City in Tennessee.


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