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Obituaries March 20, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 March 2013 00:00

RONALD LEE GILBERT, 63
BISHOP PAUL L. DUDDING, 53
PHILLIP WAYNE FOUSE SR., 69
VIRGINIA JOYCE WELLS, 91
CHARLES E. FOWLER, 56
LENA LOUISE NICHOLSON BROWN
RAY NELSON, 81
JUANITA R. DAVIS, 88
LINDA L. STURGEON, 65
CHARLES R. "CHUCK" FARIS, 69
REV. LAWRENCE E. “LARRY” SCHAFER, 56
ALVIN L. LAMB, 78
EVELYN HUFF HALAK, 83
JOHN A. AGAN, 83
DANNY K. MILLER, 58
LEON H. HOUSTON, 81
DAISY E. MCCLELLAN, 73
PAUL EDWARD PIET, 60
BILLY LAURE “BISCUITS” COLLINS, 83
MICHAEL RAYMOND FACER, 47
GARY WAYNE LYONS, 57
BEVERLY SMALL GAINES, 68
HAROLD DEAN PIERCE, 72
REV. DON BURNS, 73
WILLIAM KNIGHT, 97

RONALD LEE GILBERT, 63, of Deputy, died on Monday, March 11, 2013.
He was born on August 24, 1949 in Jennings County, Indiana, the son of the late Jeffie and Mattie Rosa (Gabbard) Gilbert and graduated from Scottsburg High School in the Class of 1967. He was a retired electrician for the old Madison State Hospital in Madison, a former employee of Morgan Foods and Arbuckle Electric and a member of New Frankfort Pentecostal Church near Austin.
Survivors include a son, Joe Gilbert of Chesterton; three brothers, Robert Dale Gilbert and his wife Pamela of Conyers, Georgia, Larry Wayne Gilbert and his wife Lynnette of Lexington and Jeffery Ray Gilbert of Dupont; three sisters, Randa Jean Green of Dupont, Phyllis Diane Henry of Dallas, Texas and Jolene Herald of Silver Springs, Florida and one granddaughter, Kaydence LeKaya Gilbert.
Funeral service will be at 1 pm Friday, March 15, 2013 at New Frankfort Pentecostal Church with Rev. Marvin McIntosh officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Friday at New Frankfort Pentecostal Church.
Interment will be in Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Ind.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


BISHOP PAUL L. DUDDING, 53, of Scottsburg, died on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 19, 1959 in Akron, Ohio, the son of the late Paul L. and Maggie (Downey) Dudding, Sr. He was married on Nov. 24, 1979 to Becky (Pentecost) Dudding, who survives. He served as a Pastor for the Church of God of Prophecy since 1981, Pastoring the Scottsburg congregation for the last six years. He also worked as an office assistant at Craig Toyota Body Shop in Madison, and formerly worked as a jailer at the Scott County Sheriff's Dept. in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Becky; two sons, Paul Duane Dudding and his Fiancé Megan Trowbridge and Brent Dudding all of Scottsburg; two sisters, Pearl Snyder and her husband Bud of Green, Ohio and Sharon Miller and her husband Gary of Springfield, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 am Friday, March 15, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home with Dr. Tim Harper officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 10 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to his Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net


PHILLIP WAYNE FOUSE SR., 69, died Friday, March 1, 2013 in Morgantown.
He was born on July 9, 1943 in Middlesboro, Ky., the son of Conley and Ella Thelma Goldsmith Fouse. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include sons, Phillip Fouse, Jr., Charlestown; daughters, Phyllis Dean, Charlestown and Bobbi Jo, Wichita, Kansas; brother, Carl Fouse and half-sister, Pat Hutchinson, Charlestown; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Charlestown Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Grayson Funeral Home Charlestown is in charge of arrangements.


VIRGINIA JOYCE WELLS, 91 of O Fallon, Missouri formerly of Scottsburg, died on March 1, 2013.
She was born on June 27, 1921 in Alton, Illinois, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Mary  (Rathgeb) Joyce Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Wells on Nov. 11, 1999.
Cremation was chosen with private burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana in charge of the local arrangments.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CHARLES E. FOWLER, 56, Scottsburg, died on Saturday,  March 9, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on September 2, 1956 in Harlan County, Kentucky, the son of the late Edward Fowler Jr. and Vanda Lou (Scott) Moore, who survives.  He was a former machinist for the old Reliance Electric Company in Columbus, Ind. and attended the World Outreach for Christ in Scottsburg.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother,  Joe Morgan and a step-father, Jessie Morgan, Jr.
Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Sue Fowler of Nashville, Tennessee,  Christy Lynn Fowler and Jamie Fowler both of Saint Robert, Missouri;  mother and stepfather, Vanda Lou and Marion Moore of Columbus, Ind.;  two brothers, Michael Morgan of Melbourne, Florida and Rick Morgan of Scottsburg;  two sisters, Lorett Tucker of Ohio and Nancy Phillips of Columbus, Ind. and eight grandchildren.
Graveside Services were held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Scottsburg Cemetery with Pastor James Donahue officiating.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


LENA LOUISE NICHOLSON BROWN, died March 12, 2013.
She was born January 7, 1920 to John Nicholson and Cleo Whitson Nicholson.
During the depression her family moved from New Albany to live in Borden where she stayed for the rest of her life. After graduation from Borden High at 17, she and her sister Norma attended Central Normal College in Danville, Ind. where they graduated in two years with "life-time" teaching degrees. On July 19, 1941 she married Willis Bodine Brown. She taught school at Pekin and Middle Road in Jeffersonville until she had children in 1948. She was a stay at home mom for 13 years before returning to teaching at Borden Elementary. While raising her 5 children, teaching full-time, and helping her husband on the farm, she returned to college obtaining a 4 year degree. After a car accident in November 1968 she devoted herself to her daughter injured in the crash, Willa Beth Brown. She continued teaching and working hard her whole life always helping others.
She is survived by her daughters Pam Bushau (Garry), Anita McKinley (James), Deborah Smith, Willa Beth Brown, one son Frank Brown (Deborah). One sister Ramona Anderson (Max). Grandchildren Misty Ray (Nick), Kristi Hunter (Perry), Julie Beatty (Josh), Megan McKinley, Kari McKechnie (Michael), Amanda Smith, Jennifer Smith, Carl Shedd (Jenny) and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceeded in death by parents, husband, two sisters Norma Stewart (Everett), and Dorothy Nicholson, brother Mandel "Nick" Nicholson, grandsons, Jeremy Brown and Owen Beatty, nephew Barry Stewart, and son-in-law Rick Smith.
A special thank you to the caregivers, Joyce,Sarah, Kathy, Tammy, and Teri.
Visitation will be from 3-8 pm Thursday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden and Friday from 10 am until 12 noon at the Borden Church of Christ.
The funeral service will be Friday at 12 noon at the church. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery. Brother Scott Reeder will officiate.
Online expressions www.hughestaylor.net


RAY NELSON, 81, of Charlestown, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at his home.
He was born on February 12, 1932 to Justice and Martha (Long) Nelson in Pleasureville, Ky.  He was a retired assembly worker for G.E.,  a former Deacon of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church of which he was a member.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (McClellan) Nelson; sons, Ricky Nelson (Teresa) of Charlestown; Stephen Nelson (Michelle) of Louisville, and Robert Nelson (Tabby) of Charlestown; brothers, Donnie Nelson of Jeffersonville and Elliott Nelson of Pleasureville, Ky.; sisters, Ora Lee Jenkins of New Washington and Lois Jamison of Louisville; grandchildren; Melissa Florence, Brandon and Michael Nelson, great-grandchildren; Amber, Emily, Douglas, Josh and Jarrett.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 am at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown and after 10 am on Saturday at the church.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


JUANITA R. DAVIS, 88, Palmyra, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Corydon Nursing and Rehab.
She was a member of the Palmyra Church of God.
She is survived by one son, Terry O. (Veva) Davis Sr.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra. Burial followed in the High Fill Chapel in Taswell.


LINDA L. STURGEON, 65, Borden, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at home.
She was a member of the New Testament Church in Greenville.
She is survived by her husband, William Jr. Sturgeon; one son, William Sturgeon III; her daughter, Tracy Sturgeon Schwartz; three brothers, James Geary, Wayne Geary and Eddie Geary; one sister, Faye Davis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 15, at Love Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.


CHARLES R. "CHUCK" FARIS, 69, of Hanover died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born March 1, 1944 in Scottsburg, Mr. Faris was the son of Elmer Jacob and Dorothy Uebel Faris. He married Ruby Lawson on January 4, 1977 in Sumner County, Tennessee.
He was a 1962 graduate of Southwestern High School and also graduated from Sullivan University with a degree in business. He was first employed in accounting with Scott Sherman CPA and later worked in accounting at American Electric Power Service Corp. Mr. Faris was also the assistant director of the Jefferson County Youth Shelter in Madison and retired as the office administrator at Three Springs at Englishton Park.
Survivors include a daughter, Kim (Fred) McMahan of Canaan; son, Greg (Debbie) Stoner of Hanover; grandchildren, Timothy McMahan, Austin Ames and Brooke Stoner; great-granddaughter, Brilee McMahan; sister, Carol Wettstein of South Bend and brother, Jerry Faris of Hanover.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Faris was preceded in death by sister, Marjorie Oliver and brother, William Faris.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Bro. Ron Bruther officiating. Calling will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Sharon Hill Cemetery near Hanover.
Memorial contributions to St. Jude's or Odyssey Vista Care Hospice Foundation through the funeral home.


REV. LAWRENCE E. “LARRY” SCHAFER, 56, North Vernon, formerly of Madison, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 in Madison.
He was born on May 30, 1956 in Madison to the late Francis “Frankie” and Dorissey E. “Momo” Moores Schafer. He had served as the first director at the Jefferson County Youth Shelter in Madison and as a family teacher at the Huddleston Baptist Children's Home in Centralia, Ill.. He also served as Pastor for the following Southern Indiana churches: First Baptist Church in Spencer, Vernon Baptist Church, the Dillsboro Baptist Church and as Youth Pastor at the Hanover Baptist Church. Most recently, he was the Pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Crothersville and employed as the Quality Manager at Archer Consultation Services in North Vernon.
Survivors include his wife: Susan Howard Schafer of North Vernon; his daughters: Jessica E.Schafer of North Vernon, Indiana, Rachel M. Montgomery and her husband Airman 1st Class, Mark of Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Andrea L. Ticknor of Chicago, Ill., Lydia E. Gabbard and her husband Garreck, and Rebecca J. Schafer, both of North Vernon; his sisters: Beverly Akers and her husband Terry of Bethlehem, Ga., Mary Frances Lauter and her husband Galen of Hanover and Diana Mahoney and her husband James of Madison; his father-in-law: Norris Wayne Howard of Madison; his brothers-in-law: Bill Stites of Madison, John N. Howard and his partner, Dr. Fred McCall of San Francisco, Calif.; his sister-in-law: Jane Wakeland and her husband, Robert of Greenfield, Indiana; his uncles and aunts: Paul Delbert and Veronica Moore, John and Sharon Schafer, Bernard "Boo" Schafer and Elma J. Schafer, all of Madison; his grandson: Urijah E. Gabbard of North Vernon; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his sister: Pearl Elizabeth Stites; his mother-in-law: Mary Alice Furnish Howard; and his grandparents: Benjamin Franklin and Maggy Pearl Lawrence Moores, Francis Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Schafer.
A celebration of life was held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at North Madison Baptist Church.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre handled the arrangements.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Reverend Lawrence Schafer Memorial Fund.


ALVIN L. LAMB, 78, New Albany, formerly of Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, March 14, 2013.
He was born on December 16, 1934 to the late Josiah and Lenora Fulton Lamb.
Survivors include his wife: Mary Lamb; his children: Brenda Hawkins, Michael Lamb and Rhonda Bertrand; and his step-children: Terry and Sharon Budd.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 1 to 5 pm on Sunday, March 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family c/o Mary Lamb.


EVELYN HUFF HALAK, 83, New Albany, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Green Valley Healthcare.
She was born on July 17, 1929 in Clark County to Lewis and Norva England Huff. She was a retired factory worker for General Electric.
Survivors include her brother: Junior Huff of Charlestown; her sister: Jane Ann Shue of California; her grandson: Anthony Halak of New Albany; her great-grandson: Damion Halak of New Albany; her niece: Brenda Oakley of Corydon; and her daughter-in-law: Brenda Halak of New Albany. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son: Daniel Halak; her sisters: Paulin Giltner, Edna Rittman and Norma Pallister; and her brother: Lewis M. Huff.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


JOHN A. AGAN, 83, Livonia, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at his home.
He was born on February 14, 1930 in Washington County to Lewis Edward and Hazel Dora McCain Agan. He was a retired Indiana State Policeman and former Washington County Sheriff for 8 years and also served as a Detective for the Washington County Sheriff's Department for 4 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Indiana Sheriff's Association.
Survivors include his son: John Michael Agan of Salem; his daughters: Terri Lynn Agan of Manor, Pa.and Lori Ann Agan-Smith of Palm Coast, Fla.; his brothers: Harold Agan and Jim Agan, both of Hardinsburg; seven grandchildren:  Brooke and Jordan Agan, LCpl John Kavel, USMC, PFC Joseph Kavel, USMC, Samuel Kavel, Clayton and Lauryn Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters:  Margaret A. Moore and Jean McKinney.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow with Military honors in Livonia Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 15, and from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.


DANNY K. MILLER, 58, Pekin, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 21, 1955 in Salem to Baskell Elmo and Olva Catherine Price Miller. He was a union carpenter and a member of Union Local #631 and Lear Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters: Jannetta Miller of Scottsburg, Tonya Campbell and Angela Hamilton, both of Salem; his brothers: Eugene Miller of Salem, Robert Miller of Nashville, Ind., Charles Jackson of Galena, James Jackson and Donnie Jackson, both of Borden, his sisters: Anita Disponett and Nancy Little, both of Sellersburg; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother: D.L. Miller; and his great-grandson: Presley Crawford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Blue River Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of services on Sunday.


LEON H. HOUSTON, 81, Salem, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on March 12, 1932 in Morrisville, Vt. to the late Roger and Gladys Houston. He retired from the Fort Knox Medical Supply Warehouse, was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pekin.
Survivors include his wife: Wilma J. Anderson Houston; his daughter: Darla (Hilbert) Huston of Salem; his son: Randy (Karen) Houston of Salem; his brother: Rod Houston of Salem; his sisters: Minnie Lackard and Gladys Erdley, both of Connecticut, and Gloria Houston of Vermont; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Aubrey and Mahlon Houston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 15, and from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Food Bank, P.O. Box 128, Salem, IN 47167.


DAISY E. MCCLELLAN, 73, Scottsburg, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 24, 1940 in Washington County to the late Richard and Frances Morine Duncan Treadway. She formerly worked at Scott Memorial Hospital and several area nursing homes and was a member of the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son: Michael McClellan and his wife Jean of Hanover; her stepbrothers: Roger Kendall of California and Randy Kendall of the Philippines; her brothers-in-law: Billy McClellan of Scottsburg and Ed Knotts of Columbus; her grandchildren: Mary, Michelle, Matthew, Daniel, Mark and Lory; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Ellsworth McClellan, Jr.; her grandchildren: Michael and Brenda McClellan; her sister: Lila K. Knotts and her stepbrother: James Kendall.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Monday.


PAUL EDWARD PIET, 60, Corydon, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Harrison County Hospital.
He was born on August 19, 1952 in Detroit to Edward and Jean Hicks Piet. He was an employee of the State of Kentucky as a counselor.
Survivors include his wife: Trinita Timberlake Piet of Corydon; his brothers: Barry Korth of Clinton, Ky. and Eddie Piet of Festus, Mo.; and his sister: Tammy (Tim) Puckett of Cunningham, Ky.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Spinal Cord Association c/o Lesley M. Hudson, , 2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30307.


BILLY LAURE “BISCUITS” COLLINS, 83, Clarksville, formerly of Greenville, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Kindred Wedgewood.
He was born in Dakota Block, Ky., and he was raised in his hometown, McRoberts, Ky. He worked for K&I Railroad for 38 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Transportation Union, VFW Post 1693, the American Legion (Bonnie Sloan Post 28) and a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Berlin Airlift.
Survivors include his sons: Will (Susan) and Bobby; his daughter: Lethia (Frank); his grandchildren: Daniel (Allison) and Christina (James); his great-grandchildren: Ethan and Megan; his brother: Ira Hurst (Delores); and his sister: Betty Jo Keadle.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Mildred F. Collins; his daughter: Pamela (Henize); and his grandson: David James Collins.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial followed at Green Lawn Cemetery in Greenville.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Vista Care Hospice.


MICHAEL RAYMOND FACER, 47, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on October 16, 1965 in Santa Clara, Calif. to Michael W. Facer of Sonora, Calif. and Linda Fortner of Scottsburg, who survive. He was a craftsman and a carpenter.
Other survivors include his children: Michael Facer Goodman of California, Erica Prater of Tennessee, Jacob and Jessie Facer, both of Ohio; his grandchild: Jayden Seals of Tennessee; and his brother: David Facer of Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Raymond and Katherine Whobrey.
Private funeral services were held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Fisherman's Paradise Christian Church in Henryville. Cremation was chosen.


GARY WAYNE LYONS, 57, Hanover, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home.
He was born on April 19, 1955 in Jefferson County to Wayne and Lorene Phillips Lyons. He began working at Lyons Termite and Pest Control in Madison and later5 worked at the Marble Hill Construction Site and for M & T Chemical Company.
Survivors include his wife: Susan M. Douglass Lyons of Hanover; his daughters: Jennifer (Tom) Ehlers of Madison, Stephanie Gilpin and her companion Matt Weatherbee of Hanover, and Shelby Lyons and her companion Aaron Fox of Lexington; his son: Jusin Lyons and his companion, Feleisha Spry of Madison; his mother; his grandchildren: Dakota and Brandon Gray, Alexis and Shaylin Weatherbee, and Jacob Lyons; several cousins and other family members. He was preceded in death by his father; his son: Jason Lyons; and his grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, March 18, and from 12 pm until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Wayne Lyons Memorial Fund.


BEVERLY SMALL GAINES, 68, Charlestown, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Newsburg, Ind.
She was born on August 29, 1944 in Jeffersonville to Oral and Idabelle Ruark Small. She was a former office manager and a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown.
Survivors include her sons: Adam and Benjamin Gaines, both of Collierville, Tenn.; her sister: Phyllis Crawford of Charlestown; and her grandson: Greyson Gaines.
Graveside services were held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Charlestown Cemetery.
Grayson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


HAROLD DEAN PIERCE, 72, Charlestown, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at his home.
He was born on October 18, 1940 in Corbin, Ky. to Harold and Ethel Jones Pierce. He was a retired security officer for the former ICI of Charlestown. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former member of Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226.
Survivors include his daughters: Diana Lee Justice (James) of New Washington, Robbie Sue Auxier (Pat) of Hanover, Sharon Shepherd, Karen Whitehead (Larry), Tammy Lynn Moore and Bernadette Lynn Hill, all of Charlestown; his brother: Kenneth Edward Pierce of Jeffersonville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
Grayson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


REV. DON BURNS, 73, Austin, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on October 24, 1939 in Clay County, Ky. to the late John G. and Ada Ledford Burns. He was the Pastor of the Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin, as well as a self-employed carpenter.
Survivors include his wife: Alice Burns; his daughter: Janet Burns of Austin; his brothers: John Burns (Jewell) of Crothersville and Denver Burns of Scottsburg; his sisters: Helen Goben (Lyman) of Scottsburg and Anna Lee Walters (Eugene) of Austin; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Roy and Huston Burns; and his sisters: Cheryl and Hester Burns.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, 2013 at Broadway Pentecostal Church. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Collins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


WILLIAM KNIGHT, 97, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.
He was born January 25, 1916 in Green County, the son of Virgil Knight and Rozella Bennett Knight. He was a retired truck driver with Morgan Packing Company and a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
Survivors include his sons: Harry Knight (Verla ), Scottsburg, William Leroy Knight (Dorothy ), Mountain Home Id.; his daughters: Janet Amick, Scottsburg, Carol Johnston, Ocala Fla.and Betty Sharp, Martinsville; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Mildred; his brothers: Merle, Floyd, Eugene and Doyle Knight; and his sisters: Jewell and Crystal Thrasher.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery. Larry J. Dewitt will officiate.


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