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Obituaries December 26, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 December 2012 00:00

NOVA E. WALLS, 86
HELEN HOBBS, 77
JOHNNY R. LEE, 64
VERA M. BUCHANAN, 79
ROBERT LEONARD “BOB” CARPENTER, SR., 89
ROBERT H. RUTHERFORD, 85
LAVELLE ROWLETT CARLISLE, 86
SHEILA F. BLINTON MORRIS, 67
WILLIAM E. NEAL, SR., 93
HELEN RUTH BROWN, 90
LEONARD KEITH MCGUIRE, 50
NOBLE EUGENE ADAMS, 64
KEVIN EUGENE SKIRVIN, 55


NOVA E. WALLS, 86, Charlestown, died Monday, December 17, 2012.
He was born on September 11, 1926 to Charles O. and Anna (Lambdin) Walls in Orange Co. He was a retired pipe-fitter for Witten Brothers in Charlestown, a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown, and member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge in Charlestown, Scottish Rite and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise Pittman Walls, who passed away on July 26, 2004; brother, Ed Walls; sister, Pauline Qualkenbush; and son-in-law, Ted McCoy.
Survivors include his daughters, Sandy McCoy of Otisco, and Rita McCoy (Marc) of Otisco; son, Dr. Jimmy Walls (Catherine) of Charlestown; grandchildren; Jonathan McCoy (Colette) of Charlestown, Julie Lange (Steve) of Louisville, Adam McCoy (Mandy) of Louisville, Dr. Meredith Lulich (Steven) of Bloomington, Nathan Walls, and Ashley Walls both of Charlestown; 10 great-grandchildren and brother,  John Walls(Faye) of Paoli.
Funeral services Thursday, December 20 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 3-8 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com

 


HELEN HOBBS, 77, of Memphis, passed away at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 17, 2012 at River Crossing in Charlestown.
She was born September 29, 1935 in Henryville to the parents of Russell and Ruth (House) Turner. She was a Henryville High School graduate and a proud member of the Alumni Association. She was a member of Blue Lick Christian Church. She served twenty-six years with the U.S. Postal Service. In 1992 she retired as the postmaster of the Memphis, Indiana Post Office. She served as a volunteer at area nursing homes and worked with the Senior Safe Walk Program in Clark County. She was best known for her loving and caring attitude and was always willing to put the needs of others before her own.
On July 12, 1952 in Jeffersonville, she married Daniel L. Hobbs who died on July 10, 2008. They spent 56 loving years together.
Survivors include three children, two daughters, Margaret “Maggie” Hobbs of New Albany, Jana (Brian) Meyer of Sellersburg, one son, Danny Lee (Cathy) Hobbs of Celina, Tennessee, eight grandchildren, Matt Wilkens, Brian Hobbs, Lorrie Cox, Jonathon Hobbs, Joshua Alstott, Nathan Alstott, Aimee Meyer, Ryan Meyer, nine great-grandchildren, and one brother, George (Virginia) Turner of Henryville.
Pastor Shawn Tully will conduct funeral services at 11 am on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Adams Funeral Homes & Crematory in Henryville with burial to follow at Bowery Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 20, 2012, from 3-8 pm at Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory in Henryville and after 9 am on Friday.
Memorial donations can be given to Bowery Cemetery or Alzheimer’s Association c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


JOHNNY R. LEE,64, Salem, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Meadow View Health Care Center.
He was born Sept. 8, 1948 in Pekin, the son of Jake and Susan (Bowling) Lee. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and had been a life-time resident of Washington County.
Survivors include his parents, Jake and Mary Lee, Salem; two brothers, Dewayne Lee, Sellersburg and Timothy H. Lee, Salem; five sisters, Susie Lashbrooks, Patricia Knox and Ruth Arredondo, all of Salem, Beverly Yokum, Clarksville and Vickie Brown, Pekin.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan (Bowling) Lee; one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Dawalt Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Albertson officiating.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday. Interment at Olive Branch Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, American Cancer Society 4567 Progress Drive Columbus, IN 47202.


VERA M. BUCHANAN, 79, Palmyra, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born in Louisville and was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ.
Survivors include one brother, Marvin Cook; three sisters, Elaine Williams, Marilyn Johnson and Betty Acosta.
Memorial service will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Love Funeral Home. Visitation will be that night from 6-8 p.m.


ROBERT LEONARD “BOB” CARPENTER, SR., 89, Madison, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born on September 1, 1923 in Sanders, Ky. to the late Leonard T. and Mary Russell Estes Carpenter. He was retired from Lichlyter Building Supply and was a U.S. veteran of World War II. He was a member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Madison VFW Post 1969 and West Street Ministries.
Survivors include his wife: Anna M. Young Carpenter of Madison; his son: Robert L. "Bobby" (Toni) Carpenter, Jr. of Madison; his loving granddaughters: Bobbie Jo (Chris) Capenter-Davis of Osgood, Ind., April and Nissa Royalty, both of Madison; his grandson: Doug Carpenter of Indianapolis; his great-grandchildren: Abby, Clay, McKenna, Kirkland, Letha and Brady; his brother-in-law: Louis (Dorothy) Owens, Jr. of Madison; his sister-in-law: Rosemary Parks of Detroit, Mich.; his niece: Betty L. (Mike) Maddox of Madison; his grand-nieces: Sasha (B.J.) Gray, Sarah and Sonja Bowyer; several cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: Paul Carpenter; and his sister: Betty Owens.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 21, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at the Indiana Veteran Memorial Cemetery.
A final salute will be conducted on Friday at the funeral home by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, December 20, and and from 9:30 am until the time of services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Street Ministries.


ROBERT H. RUTHERFORD, 85, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, December 18 at Salem Crossing.
He was born July 26, 1927 in Washington County, the son of Robert Scott Rutherford and Mabel Pearl Clipp Rutherford. He was a retired truck driver and farmer. He was a member of Lost River Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Word War II Navy veteran. He was a 50-year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge #282 and a member of Order of Eastern Star #258.  He was a former member of the Tri-County Tractor Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Owsley Rutherford. They were married January 30, 1949. He is also survived by two sons, Larry Scott Rutherford (Deborah) of Pekin, and Lynn Rutherford of Salem; two daughters,  Karen Robbins (Jerry) and Jarita Spaulding (Larry) both of Salem; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Louise Rutherford.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm at Weathers Funeral Home with Paul Martin officiating.
Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 pm and Saturday from 9 am until time of service.
Masonic services will be held Friday at 7 pm during visitation at the funeral home.


LAVELLE ROWLETT CARLISLE, 86, Dupont, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at her home.
She was born in Trimble County, Ky. to the late Creed T. and Cynthia Rowlett. She had worked as a cook for Dupont High School, as a clerk at Dupont Grocery Store, Grote Industries in Madison, and she helped her family at Carlisle Farm Supply in Dupont for the past several years. She attended Dupont United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her sons: Gerald D. "Jerry" Carlisle of Commiskey and Lee Carlisle of Dupont; her granddaughters: Kathi Carlisle of Dupont, Toni Lea (David) Martin of Greenwood, Ind., and Taffeney Rene "Bumper" (Jerry) Pilman of Huntsville, Ala; her great-grandchildren: Brittany, Alex, Gunnar, Greyson, Zoe and Britton; her great-great-grandchildren: Heath and Delaney; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gerald Lee "Buddy" Carlisle; her daughter-in-law: Connie Sue Britton Carlisle; her brothers: Howard and Roy Rowlett; and her sisters: Lena Spry and Midge Chapman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in Dupont Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, December 21, and and from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dupont Volunteer Fire Department.


SHEILA F. BLINTON MORRIS, 67, Madison, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on September 23, 1945 in Madison to the late Faye Wesley “Dude” and Dorothy L. Pelsor Bliton. She sold Avon for years and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Home Ec Club in Columbus and a den mother for the Cub Scouts.
Survivors include her husband: Gary Morris of Madison; her son: Rodney (Rae Jean) Morris of Madison; her daughter: Michelle Myers of Columbus; her grandchildren: Megan Morris, Jackson Morris, Nicole Marshall, Taylor Marshall and Eric Myers; her sister: Barbara Lock of Vevay; her sisters-in-law: Norma Faye Bliton of Madison and Pat (James) Rolf of Osgood, Ind.; her cousins: Rita Atkins of Detroit, Mich., Buddy Pelsor of Lexington, Ky., Norman Knudson and Delbert Knudson, both of Holton, Ind.; her aunt: Violet Pelsor of Charlestown; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Garnett O. Bliton and Daniel Bliton; her niece: Dottie Sue Bliton; and her nephew: James Daniel Bliton.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, December 21, and from 1 pm until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter.


WILLIAM E. NEAL, SR., 93, Greenville, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at his home.
He was a retired franchise owner for the DeLaval Co. and a retired bus driver from the NAFC School Corporation with 17 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. Bill was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs. Over the years, Bill shared his faith by serving as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and in music ministry.
He was born on November 23, 1919 in LaGrange, Kentucky to the late Roger S. and Bertha B. (Taylor) Neal.
He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Pauline (Jeffries) Neal and son, William “Ed” Neal, Jr.; sister, Martha McGrew and brother, Joseph Neal.
He is survived by his daughter, Paula K. Warman and her husband, David of Greenville; grandchildren, Angela F. Bowman and her husband, Doug of Georgetown, Amy M. Gresh and her husband, David of Greenville, William E. Neal, III of New Albany, and Bryan D. Warman and his wife, Sarah, of Jeffersonville; great grandchildren, Brad and Addy Bowman and Sophia and Carson Gresh; siblings, Margaret Shrader, Barbara Miller (Skip), Roger Neal, Jr. (Dee), and Larry neal (Harriet); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service were Tuesday, December 11 at Newcomer Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Southern Baptist Church (4631 Lakeview Drive, Floyds Knobs, IN 47119.
To leave a special message to the family, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com


HELEN RUTH BROWN, 90, Salem, died Thursday, December 20 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
She was born October 21, 1922 in Washington County, the daughter of Dewey and Gladys Turner Miller. She was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Elmo Brown of Salem; a son, Alan Brown of Simpsonville, Ky., a daughter, Barbara Tempel of Columbus, Ind., three sisters, Wilma Miller, Maxine Hattabaugh and Ilene Purlee all of Pekin, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Trueblood, her parents, a brother, Harold Miller, and two sisters, Pauline Lee and Mildred Brown.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 am at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Big Spring Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 pm and Monday from 9 am until time of service.


LEONARD KEITH MCGUIRE, 50, Campbellsburg, died Wednesday, December 19 at his home.
He was born January 15, 1962 in Louisville, the son of Charles McGuire and Anna Jean Pence Bright. He was an Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel Hill McGuire. They were married August 14, 1992. He is also survived by a son, Steven McGuire (Rachel Reed) of Salem, four daughters, Miranda Flickner and Sarah Williams both of New Albany, Tina McGuire of Campbellsburg and Tasha McGuire (Tim Hall) ofFredericksburg; a step-son, Jimmy Napier of Campbellsburg; two brothers, Charles McGuire Jr. (Sheila) of Spencer and his twin brother, Jimmy McGuire (Bonita) of Lanesville; two sisters, Barbara Houser (Bill) of Louisville and Pamela Reed (Robert) of Arkansas; a half sister, Betty Jean Wise (Kenny) of Madison and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Sipes and Kathy Stinson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 pm at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 pm.


NOBLE EUGENE ADAMS, 64, Bedford, Ky., died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born on October 20, 1948 in Carroll County, Ky. to Webb Sutter and Isabell Brierly Adams. He had worked for Kentucky Trailer in Louisville as an arc welder and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his daughters: daughters: Linda Hall of Madison, Indiana, Lori Davis of Canaan, Indiana, Lana "Canday" Adams of Hanover, Indiana; grandchildren: Tazman Adams, Jeffrey Adams, Justin Davis and Troy Davis; 4 sisters: Emma Hawkins and her husband, Frankie of Henryville, Indiana, Dorothy Davis of Carrollton, Kentucky, Connie Jackson of Sellersburg, Indiana, Teresa Bond of Carrollton, Kentucky; 4 brothers: John Cloyd of Henryville, Indiana, Lawrence Adams and his wife, Nellie of Carrollton, Kentucky, Maxwell Adams of Carrollton, Kentucky, Vernon Adams of Bedford, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters, Donnie Adams, Luke Cloyd, Wayne Cloyd, Martha Botkins and Mary Louise Adams.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, December 24, 2012 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Nobel Eugene Adams Memorial Fund.

KEVIN EUGENE SKIRVIN, 55, Hanover, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1957 in Elkhart, Ind., the son of the late, Clifford Eugene and Dorothy Irene Hoagland Skirvin. He had lived most all of his life in Jefferson County and was of the Baptist faith. He was inducted into the United States Army on December 12, 1974 in Madison. He rose to the rank of Sergeant serving the 151st Infantry during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on June 8, 1989 at Fort Lewis, Washington. He was currently fighting a battle with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia.
He is survived by his wife of thirty eight years, Elizabeth Ann Craig Skirvin of Hanover; his son, Tony Skirvin and his wife, Jessica of Hanover; his grandchildren: Conner, Olivia, Gracie and Hunter; his sister, Wanda Stockdale and her husband, Tex of Hanover; his half-sister, Trudy Puckett of Elkhart, Ind.; his step-sister, Dawn Winters of Elkhart; his sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Christine Marrs and her husband, Paul of Bloomington, Joyce Sholler and her husband, Leonard, Ohio, Richard Patist and his wife, Diane of Cincinnati, Ohio, Delores Henderson and her husband, John of Poseyville, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services, conducted by Pastor Frank McGee, will be Sunday, December 23, 2012, 1 pm at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery in Saluda, Ind.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 pm at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
A Final Salute will be conducted on Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre; Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion.
The family requests memorials in memory of Kevin to the Skirvin Grandchildren's Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.


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