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Obituaries March 27, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00

JOHN R. MORRIS, 77
GENEVA MARIE HENRIOTT, 85
MARY LUCILE HUNTER, 89
JANIET KAY LUCAS, 64
JEWELL "JUDY" ROSE, 84
MCKINLEY HALL, 83
ARNOLD J. NICHOLS, 83
KATHLEEN WHITLOW DAVIDSON, 94
TRACY REYNOLDS BURNS, 50
MATILDA “TILLIE” KRUER FINK, 79
LINDA S. ENGLE KINNEY, 69
RICHARD WAITMAN WHITE, 50
TIMOTHY LEE “TIM” HUFF, 49
VIRGINIA F. MARTIN, 89
IRMA ETTA SUTTER, 86
JESSE J. DEBOARD, 80
BARBARA J. HILTY, 37
LINDA JEAN MCWILLIAMS MCDONOUGH, 66
NELLIE L. MAYFIELD, 90
EDNA TINSLEY, 86
MARION A. MOSES, 53
ALICE TUELL SMITH, 92
GEORGE M. FELKER, 99
JOHN ED “HONEST JOHN” SMITH, JR., 69
MORRIS G. “RED” PHILLIPS, 88
LORALEE R. PERRY, 32
PAMELA SUE DOTTS, 59
LEONA VIOLA BROOKS, 92
HERBERT GRAY, 76
RITA FAITH YORK, 50
JANET K. JENKINS, 58
WILLIAM FRANCIS "BILL" PIXLEY, 87

JOHN R. MORRIS, 77, Salem, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at his home.
He was born on August 21, 1935 in Salem to Burl W. “Cotton” and Irene Bush Morris. He was retired from Day Company Realtors and had previously worked in outdoor advertising for Nagely, 3M and the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem Lions Club and a 50 plus year member of Salem Masonic Lodge #21, as well as a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife: Ginger Baker Morris; his sons: John Michael Morris of Odessa, Fla. and Christopher Lane Morris of Salem; his sister: Cynthia Lane Morris Brannen of Inverness, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 24, 2013 at Salem Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will take place at Weathers Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 23, and at the church from 10 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington County Community Foundation, John and Ginger Morris Touch Tomorrow Fund, Salem Presbyterian Church or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


GENEVA MARIE HENRIOTT, 85, Charlestown, died Monday, March 18, 2013 in Kindred at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on September 17, 1927 in Floyd County to Charles and Alberta Hunter Barnet. She was a former seamstress at the old Charlestown Ammunition Plant and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Charlestown.
Survivors include her husband: Ray Henriott; and her daughter: Deborah (Cary) Geary of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, March 21, and from 10 am until the time of services on Friday.


MARY LUCILE HUNTER, 89, Corydon, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her son's home.
She was born on April 21, 1923 in Louisville to Sam and Agnes Lyvers Riley.
Survivors include her children: Richard Hunter of New Salisbury, Dianna Redden of Corydon, David Hunter (Edie) of Corydon, Steven Hunter (Kim) of Carmel, Mary Geswein (Rick) of Lanesville, Greg Hunter of Jeffersonville, Veronica Alstott (Wayne) of Corydon; and her step-son: Mike Hunter (Pat) of Louisville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home from 11 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, March 20, and after 9 am on Thursday. A Rosary service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening beginning at 7 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


JANIET KAY LUCAS, 64, Scottsburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on June 13, 1948 in Springfield, Ill. to the late Lloyd Keith and Alberta Marie Kramer Kessinger. She was a former hairdresser for Fantastic Sam's in Scottsburg, a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge #2324 and a member of the Latter Day Saints of Scottsburg.
Survivors include her sons: Keeth and Kevin C. Lucas both of Scottsburg, Kristopher L. Lucas (Carleen) of Jeffersonville and Kiley E. Lucas (Mary) of Austin; a daughter, Kelli M. Thomas (Ronnie) of Austin, Indiana;  her step-sons: John W. Lucas, Jr. (Cheryl) of Canton, Ill., Stephan D. Lucas (Larry) of Ceralian, Ky. and Joseph Lucas (Sandy) of Austin; her step-daughters: Sherry Reed (Misti) of Washburn, Ill. and Sandra J. Wardino (Kerry) of Tampa, Fla.;  her sister: Donna Kessinger of Lincoln, Ill.; 30 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: John William Lucas; her step-daughters: Juanita M. Case and Johnnie E. Sands; and her granddaughter: Mary Kathleen Helton.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 22, 2013 at Austin First Baptist Church. Cremation will follow.
Collins Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


JEWELL "JUDY" ROSE, 84, of Austin, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on April 29, 1928 in Washington County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Cole) Bane. She was a retired caregiver for Lifespring for 39 years. She was also a former employee of the old U. S. Shoe Corp. in Crothersville and Morgan Foods in Austin and formerly attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Eugene Bane.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Susnick and her husband Tom of Scottsburg; two grandsons, William Raichel and his wife Marilyn of Austin and Tommy Raichel and his wife Sandra of Scottsburg and four great-grandchildren, William, Jr., Whitnei Nicole, Kaden and Lilian Raichel.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home with Don Watts officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Friday. Interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Washington County.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MCKINLEY HALL, 83, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Kindred Care in Corydon.
He was a Jehovah’s Witness by faith and a Korean War Marine Corps veteran. McKinley worked at G. E., William’s Box Lunch, and retired from Southern Standard Cartons.
He was born on August 14, 1929 in Floyd County, Kentucky to the late Marion and Mazy (Isaac) Hall.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Kelly) Hall.
Survivors include his daughters, Cassondra Scott, Candace Litton, Angeli Hall, son, Kenyon Hall; brother, Roy Hall; grandchildren, Bryan and Tristan Scott, Andrea Loos, Heather Borgmeier, Lori Litton, Alexis, Chassity and Kerstyn Robards, Blake and Cody Marvin; great-grandchildren, McKennah Devine and the twins.
A Memorial Visitation will take place on March 30, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (210 Quarry Road NW, Corydon IN 47112) with a Memorial Service being held at 1 PM.
To leave a special message for the family or for information on charitable donations, please visit www.newcomerindiana.com.


ARNOLD J. NICHOLS, 83, Scottsburg, formerly of Brownstown, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Brownstown.
He was born on January 30, 1930 in Benton County, Ind. to Thomas Everitt and Mary Josephine Wilson Nichols. He was a retired lineman with Jackson County Rural Electric (REMC), a member of Little York F & AM #512, Knights of Pythias in Brownstown, and First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
Survivors include his sons: Ivan A. (Louise) Nichols of North Vernon, Roy A. Nichols of Seymour and John E. Nichols of Candler, N.C.; his daughters: Linda J. (David) Hotchkiss of Brownstown and Jaity Nichols of Columbus; his brothers: Orville A. Nichols of Scottsburg and Melvin L. Nichols of Lexington; his sisters: Irene Scifres of Salem and Catherine Click of Scottsburg; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife: Lota Jane Thompson Nichols.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Brownstown Christian Church.
Visitation will take place at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 29, and at the church from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Scottsburg, the Brownstown Christian Church Building Fund, or Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. 1st Street, Scottsburg IN 47170.


KATHLEEN WHITLOW DAVIDSON, 94, Sellersburg, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Maple Manor Christian Home.
She was born on September 25, 1918 to Louis V. and Lou Ella Whitlow in Monroe County, Ky. She worked at T.J. Sampson Hospital for 17 years and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Ky.
Survivors include her daughters: Gretta (Dan) Wilkinson of Johnston, Ia., Betty (Gene) Bilbao of Benton, Pa. and Robbie (Carroll) Medley of Charlestown; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Robert F. Davidson; her granddaughter: Lori Medley Henderson; and nine siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Glasgow. Burial will follow in Glasgow Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 9 pm on Sunday, March 24, and from 9 am until the time of services on Monday.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling arrangements locally.
The family would like to thank the staff at Maple Manor Care Center for the loving care she received while living there.


TRACY REYNOLDS BURNS, 50, Charlestown, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at River Crossing Nursing Home.
She was born on November 8, 1962 in Jeffersonville to James P. Reynolds and Saundra Hardison Isler.
Survivors include her mother: Saundra Isler of Otisco.
Cremation was chosen.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


MATILDA “TILLIE” KRUER FINK, 79, Sellersburg, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She worked as a seamstress for over 30 years at the old Seinshimer's in New Albany and at Niemeier's until the business closed. She was a life-long member of St. Joe Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg.
Survivors include her sister: Alberta (Charlie) Zipp; her brother: Ralph (Diana) Kruer; her sons: Earl Jr. (Cheryl) and Michael (Becky) Fink; her grandchildren: Heather, Abigail, John, Clayton, Carolyn, Tyler and Christina; her great-grandchildren: Eli, Madelynn, Gracelynn and Cooper; and her caretakers: Lexie and Amanda. She was preceded in death by her husband: Earl Fink Sr.; and her brother: Norb Kirchgessner.
A funeral Mass will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Joe Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Garr Funeral Home from 2 to 8 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association or St. Joe Catholic Church.


LINDA S. ENGLE KINNEY, 69, Lexington, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on March 3, 1944 in Decatur, Ill. to the late Curtis James and Novie Reeves Engle. She worked as a caregiver for most of her working career.
Survivors include her husband: Dennis Kinney of Lexkington; her son: James Leon Kinney of Salem; her daughter: Sandra Lynn Freeman of New Albany; her sister: Loretta Engle Prall of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brother: James McCoy Engle of Decatur, Ala.; 10 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons: Aaron Michael and David Anthony Kinney; and her daughter: Shelly Sue Kinney.
No funeral services will be held. Burial will take place at Lexington Cemetery.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre is handling the arrangements.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Linda Kinney Memorial Fund.


RICHARD WAITMAN WHITE, 50, Scottsburg, died February 16, 2013 at Kindred Health Care in Nashville, Tenn.
He was born on April 19, 1962 in Chicago, Ill. to the late James Wesley and Margaret Juanita Barrett Wall. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his son: Aaron White of Hammond, Ind.; his brother: Jack Cummings; and his sisters: Brenda Byrd, Barbara Kreczmer, Lora Leegan and Bobbie Williams, all of Lobelville, Tenn.
Funeral services were held March 2, 2013 in the chapel of Young Funeral Home in Linden, Tenn.


TIMOTHY LEE “TIM” HUFF, 49, Deputy, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at his home.
He was born on June 13, 1963 in Seymour to Jasper Jr. and Norma Lou Ray Huff. He first worked with Townsend Tree Service as a supervisor, then co-owned and operated the H & L Tree Trimming Service. He worked for the past ten years for the Jackson County REMC. He was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church near Deputy.
Survivors include his wife: Nancy Creech Huff of Deputy; his sons: Timothy Jason “T.J.” (Heather) and Justin Lee Huff, both of Deputy; his daughter: Norma Nichole “Nickie” Huff of Deputy; his mother; his sisters: Barbara (Rick) Warren, Teresa (Ricky) Shuler of Austin and Brenda (Ron) Cardinal; his brother: Danny Dale Huff of Bernie, Ind.l his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: David, Scott and Donna Creech, all of Hanover; Robin and Angie Creech, both of Deputy; his uncle: Kenneth “Doc” Powell of Deputy; his aunt: Betty Ray Kinnard of Columbus, Oh.; four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father; his brother: Mark R. Huff; and his grandparents: Jasper Sr. and Hattie Huff, Homer P. and Estella N. Ray.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial followed at Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Tim Huff Memorial Fund.


VIRGINIA F. MARTIN, 89, Salem, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on July 24, 1923 in Salem to the late James G. and Lennie R. Martin Berkey. She was a registered nurse and a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters: Carol Ann Buckshot of Indianapolis and Gail Napier of Salem; her sons: Donal C. Martin of Salem and Richard E. Martin of Charlottsville, Va.; her sister: Eleanor Frew of Flossmore, Ill.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at First Christian Church of Salem. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Dawalt Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Friday, March 22, and at the church from 9 am until the time of services on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Salem, 305 E. Walnut Street, Salem, IN 47167.


IRMA ETTA SUTTER, 86, Crothersville, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Hampton Oaks of Scottsburg.
She was born on December 20, 1926 in Carroll County, Ky. to Clarence Edward and Martha Elizabeth Taylor Sutter. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crothersville where she was active in missionary work.
Survivors include her sons: Jim (Teena) Mitchell of Amarillo, Tex., Ardell (Dianna) Mitchell of Crothersville; two sisters, Phyllis Isenhower of Crothersville, Velva (Lonnie) Brown of Forrest Park, Ga.; her nephews and nieces: Richard Gene (Lucy) Tormoehleon, Kokomo, Ind., Dennis (Cheryl) Riley of Deltona, Fla., Brenda (Hubert) Helms of Bloomington, Ind., Yancy Brown of Atlanta, Ga., Vaughn (Mary Jo) Isenhower of Crothersville, Jace (Stephanie) Brown of Fairbanks, Ala., and Ronnita Isenhower of Clarksville; and her grandchildren: Sandra, Amanda, Brian Mitchell all of Texas, Justin Mitchell, Shanda Barret, Tyler Tilford, Brittany Tilford, Jon Mitchell all of Crothersville. She was preceded in death by her son: David Michell; her brother: Richard Haskell Sutter; and her sister: Odessa (Chester) Riley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 26, and from 10 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions can be given to Crothersville Cemetery, Crothersville Senior Citizens, First Baptist Church Building Fund c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110, East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.


JESSE J. DEBOARD, 80, Salem, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at Meadow View Health Care and Rehab.
He was born on October 16, 1932 in Big Stone Gap, Va. to Samuel Lester and Ollie Jane Coomer Deboard. He retired as a bartender for Ratts and Son Tavern and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his sons: Scott Deboard (Janet) of Louisiana and Jesse "Jim" Deboard Jr. (Mona) of Pekin; his daughters: Teresa Chastain (Ed)  and Barb Bennett (R.H.), both of Salem, four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Fannie Bell Neeley Deboard; four brothers, five sisters and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Sunday, March 24, and from 9 am until the time of services on Monday.


BARBARA J. HILTY, 37, Salem, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ind.
She was born on February 12, 1976 in Bluffton, Ind. to Jacob F. and Mary S. Schwartz.
Survivors include her husband: Johnathan L. Hilty; her sons: David L. Hilty, Marvin L. Hilty, Joseph L. Hilty, Victor L. Hilty, John L. Hilty, Lucas L. Hilty and newborn son yet to be named, all from Salem; her daughters: Roseann L. Hilty, Elizabeth L. Hilty, Ruby L. Hilty and Susan L. Hilty all from Salem ; her brothers: Samuel J. Schwartz, Amos J. Schwartz and David J. Swartz all from Salem; her sisters: Christine J. Schmidt, Lizzie J. Eicher, Susan J. Girod and Verena J. Byler all from Salem; and her grandmother: Lizzie N. Schwartz.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25, 2013 at the family residence on Walker Road near Salem. Burial will follow at the East Salem Amish Cemetery.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


LINDA JEAN MCWILLIAMS MCDONOUGH, 66, Sellersburg, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 in her home.
She was born on March 4, 1947 in New Albany to the late Philip and Bonnie Hilton McWilliams. She was a costume and prop designer for Our Lady of Providence High School Theater and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church on Jeffersonville.
Survivors include her husband: Thomas E. McDonough, Sr.; her son: Thomas E. McDonough, Jr.; her daughter: Tammy McDonough; her grandchildren: Atticus McDonough, Grahm and Haley Stump; and her sisters: Ann Kulwicki and Janet Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 3 to 8 pm on Monday, March 25, and from 9 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence H.S. Theater Program, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129.


NELLIE L. MAYFIELD, 90, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at her home.
She was born on June 18, 1922 in New Albany to Thomas and Myrtle Burgess Frank. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lanesville.
Survivors include her husband: Harold Mayfield of Lanesville; her son: Steven (Sharon) Mayfield of Utica, Minn.; her daughters: Betty (Wayne) Dietrich of Morton, Ill., Delores “Dodi” (Paul) Akrdige and Judy (Richard) Hiser, both of Corydon; her sister: Juanita Freeman of New Albany; 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter: Julie Mayfield; her granddaughter: Karen Deitrich; one brother and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Edwardsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon on Monday, March 25, from 2 PM to 8 PM , on Tuesday, March 26, from 9 AM to 8 PM, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


EDNA TINSLEY, 86, Scottsburg, died Friday, March 22, 2013.
She was born on March 26, 1926 in Hazard, Ky. to Granville Lee and Sallie Campbell Spencer. She was a homemaker and formerly employed at the powder plant at Charlestown.
Survivors include her sons: Sam (Linda) LaMaster of Scottsburg and James (Linda) LaMaster of Lexington; her daughter: Shirley (David) Nole of Jeffersonville; her sisters: Dana Gay of Austin and Jennette Minnerd of Chavez, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands: Raymond LaMaster and John Tinsley; seven brothers and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of services on Monday.


MARION A. MOSES, 53, Corydon, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his home.
He was born on March 11, 1959 in Duluth, Ga. to Warren Alston and Nell Thomas Moses. He was a surveyor for over 28 years for Paul Primavera and Associates in Corydon and recently was employed by Source Interlink. He was the former lead singer and guitar player for the band “Kings Cave” and had been a member of the Demolay in Corydon.
A memorial services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Pfrimmers Chapel United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held later.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home are handling the arrangements.


ALICE TUELL SMITH, 92, Salem, died Friday, March 22, 2013.
She was born on December 18, 1920 in Indianapolis to Alvin Bennett and Stella Collins Tuell. She retired after working for many years as a bookkeeper at the Farm Bureau Co-op in Salem and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include her daughters: Becky (Bo) Green of Abilene, Tex. And Paula (Boyd) McClellan of Salem; seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Paul W. Smith; and her sisters: May Ramsey and Ruth Weber.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 26, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Arms of Hope, 21300 State Highway 16, Medina, TX 78055, or to a charity of your choice.


GEORGE M. FELKER, 99, New Salisbury, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Kindred Transition Care in Corydon.
He was born on August 18, 1913 in Mifflin, Ind. to the late George C. and Nettie J. Smith Felker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired public school teacher with the Washington County School Corporations.
Survivors include his nephew: Gary (Karen) Engleman of Georgetown; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife: Nellie M. Smith Felker; six brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey. Burial will follow in Birdseye Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 26, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


JOHN ED “HONEST JOHN” SMITH, JR., 69, Palmyra, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at his home.
He was born on October 28, 1943 in Burkesville, Ky. to the late John Ed and Eisie Nokes Smith. He was a retired car salesman and had previously helped with his father's real estate and auction business for many years. He was a 29 year plus AA member, a student of the University of Louisville, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.
Survivors include his wife: Linda Wingler Smith; his sisters-in-law: Martha Jane and Carolyn Wingler, both of Palmyra, and Mary Ann O'Brien of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his nieces: Debbie (David) Parsons of Corydonl and Teresa Wingler of Chandler, Ariz.; his nephew: Asa Wingler of Palmyra; his great-nieces: Hailee Parsons and Jaden Wingler; and his great nephew: Kyle Parsons.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the church from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, March 25, from 11 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, March 26, and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
A memorial service will be held in Burkesville at a later date.
Love Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


MORRIS G. “RED” PHILLIPS, 88, Scottsburg, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on September 25, 1924 in Abilene, Tex. To the late Mark I. and Oma Young Phillips. He retired after a long sales career with the old Belknap, Inc. and several other companies before founding his own company, M.G. Phillips Sales and Associates. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: JoAnn Gardner-Phillips; his daughter: Barbara (Rick) Whitley of Safety Harbor, Fla.; his sons: Robert Phillips of Crystal Lake, Ill. and Sam Phillips of Scottsburg; his step-sons: William "Buff" (Carol) Gardner of Scottsburg and Rick (Sandy) Gardner of Union, Ky.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Roberta L. "Bobby" Phillips; and six siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Scottsburg United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville.
Visitation will take place at Collins Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, March 25, and at the church from 10 am until the time of services on Tuesday.


LORALEE R. PERRY, 32, Fredericksburg, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on December 30, 1980 in Bedford, Ind. to the late Lucille B. Baker Perry. She was a writer for Ozio Media in New York and attended the Haleyburg Church of the Nazerene.
Survivors include her brothers: Jeff Perry of Livonia, Phillip and Doug Perry, both of Pekin, and Greg Perry of Hardinsburg; her companion: Bobbie Cochrane of Salem; and her son: Birkilee Cochrane-Perry of Salem. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister: Debbie Hein.
No funeral services will be held, immediate burial took place at Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin.
Dawalt Funeral Home handled the arrangements.


PAMELA SUE DOTTS, 59, Salem, died Friday, March 22, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on May 29, 1953 to the late Bruno O. Jr. and Fred G. Dotts.
Survivors include her caregivers: Doug and Lisa Hoskins of Salem; her caregivers' children: Lexus and Steven Hoskins; and her sister: April.
A Catholic prayer service was held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home. Burial followed at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Bradford.


LEONA VIOLA BROOKS, 92, Coomiskey, formerly of Noble, Ill., died Sunday, March 23, 2013.
She was born on January 22, 1921 near Noble to Walther and Anna Seessengood Allen. She had worked at the Olney Shoe Factory, helped on the farm and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughter: Barbara (Alfred Brown) Graham of Commiskey; her son: Danny (Carolyne) Brooks of Noble; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gideon Brooks, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at First Christian Church in Noble. Burial will follow at Nobel Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 12 pm until the time of services on Wednesday.
Stasi Grove Funera Home is handling the arrangements. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home is handling arrangements locally.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund or Hospice of Indiana.


HERBERT GRAY, 76, of Austin, died Monday, March 25, 2013 in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Larry DeWitt officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery Austin.


RITA FAITH YORK, 50, of Charlestown died March 22, 2013 at her home.
She was born on March 31, 1962 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to Floyd R. and Eva Mae Kinsey Simmons.  She was a former waitress.
Survivors include her sister; Rebecca Hall of Fairdale, KY, brothers; Lenny Simmons of Shepherdsville, Ky., Robert Simmons of Ocala, Fla., Gary Simmons of Lexington, Ky., Donald Simmons of Charlestown, Ind., Anthony Simmons of Louisville and Christopher Simmons of Ocala, Fla.
Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday March 27, 2013 at Bethel Christian Church in New Washington with graveside services at 1 p.m. at Hibernia Cemetery.  Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is handling the arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


JANET K. JENKINS, 58 of Scottsburg, died on Monday, March 25, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on June 19, 1954 in Salem, the daughter of the late Gerald L. and Catherine M. (Medlock) Nichols. She graduated from Scottsburg High School in the Class of 1972. She was a former Library Aide at Scottsburg Elementary School, also a former employee of Scott County State Bank and attended the Zoah Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charles A. Jenkins, Jr.; a daughter, Katie M. Green of Scottsburg; a son, Clayton W. Jenkins of Scottsburg; two sisters, Connie A. Schoening and her husband John of Valparaiso and Cindy L Bowen and her husband Doug of Austin, and two grandchildren, Alyssa and Malia Green.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zoah Christian Church with Bro. Ralph Hillenburg, officiating.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be in Zoah Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


WILLIAM FRANCIS "BILL" PIXLEY, 87, formally of Pekin, died Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Tucker Hospice House in Concord, North Carolina.
Born on June 12, 1925 in Clark County, he was the son of the late John William Pixley and Ruth Hoke Pixley. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Baptist Church. He was a mechanic by trade, working at the Walter Cook's Garage of Salem, Indiana. He was a WWII Army Veteran serving as an Artillery Gunman.
Survivors include one son, Larry William (Regina) Pixley; two daughters, Joyce Yvonne (Ken) Helms and Laura June Knight; two brothers, Erman Pixley and Gerald Pixley; three sisters, Fern Davis, Mildred Cunningham and Donna Morris; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was Preceded in death by: wife Juanita June Ray Pixley, one son, one brother, two sisters and one grandson.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. Friday until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Daisy Hill Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
Online expressions www.hughestaylor.net


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