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Obituaries April 17, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:00

JACOB WAYNE WRIGHT, 34
LINDA G. GIBSON, 64
JULIA ELLEN ASH, 77
KENNETH R. “BUDDY” KISER, 62
Z. MADGE WILSON, 92
WILLIE MAE DILLINGER, 74
THOMAS TURNER, 65
NANCY LEE KNAPP, 79
REGNAL HARRIS, JR., 61
BART ALAN SMEDLEY, 54
RICHARD L. BOYD, 62
ANNA LOUISE CAVINS, 85
CHARLES LOWELL MILLER, 89
JOYCE DANIEL JONES, 80
DONALD “DONNIE” BURNS, 67
DENNIS L. ALLEN, 90
BETTY JEAN SCOTT TEMPLE, 83
DONALD WAYNE THOMPSON, 75
PAUL SAMUEL STONE, JR., 70
CLARA GRIEB, 90

JACOB WAYNE WRIGHT, 34, Charlestown died Monday, April 8, 2013 at his home.
He was born on June 10, 1978 in Jeffersonville to David and Patsy VanMeter Wright. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Charlestown and a boy scout.
Survivors include his father; his sisters: Sarah Stricker of Charlestown and Rachel Cross of Otisco; his grandmother: Wanda Wright of Charlestown; his uncles: Tim Wright of Charlestown, Richard Wright of Shilo, Ill., Russell VanMeter of Bloomington, Ind. and Otto VanMeter of New Albany; his aunt: Sherry Wright of Charlestown; two nephews and two nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday from 1pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Friday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


LINDA G. GIBSON, 64, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on May 19, 1948 in LaGrange, Ky. to the late Abie E. and Lucille Tingle Ricketts. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband: Elmer T. Gibson; her daughters: Erica (Ralph) Wischmeier of Seymour and Christi (Jeremy) Turner of Scottsburg; her brother: Edwin D. Ricketts of Scottsburg; two sisters; and her grandchildren: Trista and Travis Wischmeier.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, April 12, at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 11, and from 9 am until the time of services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Schneck Medical Cancer Fund c/o Collins Funeral Home.


JULIA ELLEN ASH, 77, Paoli, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on September 28, 1935 in Salem to Charlie and Ruth Irene Buckheister Cole. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons: Henry Clay McGuire of Bloomington, Clarence Edward McGuire of Salem, Robert L. Ash Jr. and Charlie Joseph Ash, both of Paoli, and Robert Joseph Ash of Hardinsburg; her daughters: Julia Ellen Ash Mattingly of Scottsburg and Nancy Karen Ash Drake of Paoli; her brothers: Bruce Erton Cole of Hardinsburg and Wilburn Butch Cole of Iowa; her sister: Charlene Clegg of Arizona; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Robert L. Ash, Sr.
Private services and burial were held.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of the donor's choice.


KENNETH R. “BUDDY” KISER, 62, Deputy, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on November 12, 1950 in Whitesburg Kentucky to the late Hobert “Coal Miner” and Susan Juanita Lucas Kiser. He had been employed with Sandstone Industries in Madison and was a member of the Solid Rock Community Church near Scottsburg.
Survivors include his sisters: Brenda Wolf of Madison, Debbie (Joey) Higgins of Canaan, Ind. and Shannon (Kevin) Hamilton of Deputy; his brothers: Keith (Rebecca) Kiser of Madison, Jimmy (Annetta) Hall of Whitesburg, Ky., Levi, Zachary and Joshua Kiser, all of Indianapolis; his step-brother: Ricky McIntosh of Indianapolis; his aunt: Thursa Baker of Whitesburg; his uncles: Joe Kiser and Millard Lucas, both of Whitesburg; 11 nieces and nephews, eight great-nieces and great-nephews, several great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his sister: Patricia Vann Kiser; his nephew: William Hall; and his great-niece: Ashton Leigh Lawson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 11, and from 11 am until the time of services on Friday.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Solid Rock Community Church.


Z. MADGE WILSON, 92, formerly of Crothersville, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.
She was born on January 21, 1921 in Scottsburg to G. Haskell and Lillie Cremeens Helmns. She worked for over six decades as a hairdresser and owned and operated Style Mode and Beaute' Beauty Shops in Crothersville. She was a member of Crothersville United Methodist Church and attended Mt. Eden Christian Church.
Survivors include her son: Wayne (Barbara) Wilson of Scottsburg; her grandsons: David Wilson of Fort Smith, Ark., Travis and Chet Wilson, both of Crothersville; her sisters: Jean L. Abner of Hillsboro Beach, Fla. and Janet H. Huls of Forest Park, Ga.; six great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Memorial graveside services will be conducted at 11 am on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Uniontown Cemetery.
Adams Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority or the Crothersville Lions Club c/o Adams Funera Home.


WILLIE MAE DILLINGER, 74, Salem, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born on July 9, 1938 in Jackson, Tenn. She was a retired secretary for the United States Air Force and retired billing clerk for Dr. Leslie Strouse.
Survivors include her friend: Leslie Strouse Mattingly of Salem.
Cremation was chosen.


THOMAS TURNER, 65, Burkesville, Ky. died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on October 6, 1947 in Deputy to the late James C. and Callie Watts Turner. He was a former nurse at Cookeville Medical Center and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife: Anna Sue Turner of Burkesville; his children: Jackie Turner Wilson of O'Fallon, Ill., Anthony Turner of Owensboro, Ky., Lane Turner of Madison, Seth and Christian Turner, both of Burkesville; his brothers: G.B. Turner of Owenton, Kenny and George Turner, both of Bedford, Ky., and James Turner of Milton, Ky.; his sisters: Louise Sutter of Blocher, Ind., Cassie Bebham of Commiskey, Ind., and Thelma Marcum of Worthfield, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Beulah Elkins, Cleta Morgan, O.V. Turner and Eula Mae Turner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville. Burial will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, April 13.


NANCY LEE KNAPP, Salem, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Meadow View Health Care.
She was born on February 27, 1934 in Campbellsburg to George “Bud” and Martha Child Knapp. She lived and worked in Washington D.C. from 1964 until 2007 when she retired and moved back to Salem. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ.
Survivors include her sister-in-law: Peggy Knapp of Salem; and her niece: Truly Floyd of Campbellsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers: Jerppy and James “Jim” Knapp; and her nephew: Troy Knapp.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Claysville Cemetery.


REGNAL HARRIS, JR., 61, Salem, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home.
He was born on August 20, 1951 in Washington County to Regnal E., Sr. and Osa D. Higgs Harris. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his son: Kyle Harris of Salem; his daughter: Kelly Hendrix of Salem; his brothers: Richard Harris of LaJolla, Calif., Randall Harris of Bear, Del. and Charles Harris of Columbus; his sisters: Helen Collier, Patricia Wells and Sharon Fleming, all of Salem, and Mary Cooper of Vallonia; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Martha Ellen Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Sunday, April 14, and from 9 am until the time of services on Monday.


BART ALAN SMEDLEY, 54, Salem, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 13, 1958 in Salem to the late Milo M. and Gloria Melvina Roberts Smedley, who survives.
Other survivors include his son: Derek Smedley of Orlando, Fla.; his brother: Matt Smedley of Salem; and his sisters: Dawn Lee of Mitchell and Lori Gilstrap of Salem.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation will take place from 1 pm until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


RICHARD L. BOYD, 62, Underwood, died Thursday, April 11, 2013.
He was born on June 24, 1950 in Madison to the late Richard E. and Beulah Welch Boyd, who survives. He was previously employed at Reliance Electric in Madison, as an insurance salesman, with R and L Steel, and he had currently been the part-owner of Max Powder Coating in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Donna LaMaster Boyd of Underwood; Richard D. (Precy) Boyd of Louisville; his sister: Linda Carter of Madison; his mother-in-law: Ruth LeMaster of Scottsburg; his sister-in-law: Rosie Alsup of Scottsburg; his brother-in-law: Junior (Carolyn) Gibson of Underwood; his grandchildren: Christopher, Jonathan and Chriselyn; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 11 am until the time of services on Tuesday.


ANNA LOUISE CAVINS, 85, Corydon, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the home of her niece.
She was born on February 21, 1928 in Elizabeth, Ind. to Samuel Harrison Sr. and Mary Agnes Livers Riley. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon.
Survivors include her daughter: Lori Ann (Dennis) Hanks of Tell City, Ind.; and her grandchildren: Megann and Russell Hanks.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home from 2 to 8 pm on Monday, April 15, and from 9 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


CHARLES LOWELL MILLER, 89, Clarksville, died Friday, April 22, 2013 at Lifestyle Adult Care in Clarksville.
He was born on December 6, 1923 in Corydon to Charles William and Della Pearl Brown Miller. He was a baggage handler for the Greyhound Bus Lines and a past member of Morton Memorial Church in Clarksville.
Survivors include his daughter: Della Lorraine “Lori” Krieger (Bill) of Corydon; his brother: Lawrence Miller of New Albany; and his sisters: Helen Moser of Floyds Knobs and Hazel Traub of Clarksville. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Elaine Miller; and his brothers: Weldon “Woody”, Hanley and William Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pfrimmers Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospuarus of Southern Indiana.


JOYCE DANIEL JONES, 80, Scottsburg, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Scott Villa Living Center.
She was born on November 3, 1932 in Scott County to the late Ezra Daniel, Sr. and Louella Baldwin Daniel. She was a former employee at both Vail Lumber Company and Production Credit Association. She was a member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild, Scottsburg Kiwaniannes and the First Baptist Church, all in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband: Don Jones; her daughters: Peggy Williams and her husband Ken of Rochester, N.Y., Kathy Wajerski and her husband Tom of Horicon, Wis., and Stephanie Lemen and her husband Mike of Scottsburg; her brothers: Ezra Daniel, Jr. and his wife Virginia of Scottsburg and  David Daniel and his wife Dana of Flint, Mich.;  her sister: Judy McClung of Hermitage, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Stephen Paden, Greg Nowling (Rececca), Courtney Bailey (Jason), Amanda Pankowski (Eric), Robyn Miles and Zachary Wajerski; 13 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Virgie Daniel and Wilma Pettit.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 15, 2013 at First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Scottsburg Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Collins Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, c/o Collins Funeral Home.


DONALD “DONNIE” BURNS, 67, of Scottsburg, Indiana died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 30, 1946 in Saul, Ky. to the late Steven Burns, Sr. and Martha Gross Burns. He was a retired supervisor for Morgan Foods in Austin, and also retired from Cummins Engine Company. He also attended Scottsburg Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Emily Burns; his daughters: Emily Don Fields and her husband Brian of Seymour and Amy Marie Woodall and her husband Matthew of Bloomington, Ind.; his son: Simon Aaron Burns of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.;  his brothers: Steve Burns, Jr. and his wife Mickey of Scottsburg and Douglas Burns of Underwood; his sisters: Jean M. Morgan of Austin, Carole Molina and her husband Bert of Montgomery, Ala. and Linda Hayes and her husband Gary of Lexington. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Chanley Joan Burns, Maggie Cartwright, Doris Daniels and Kaye Murphy; and his brother: Ronald Burns.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Monday and from 12 pm until the time of services on Tuesday.


DENNIS L. ALLEN, 90, Lanesville, died Friday, April 12, 2013.
He was born in 1922 near Tell City to the late J.D. and Pearl Allen. He taught at Kentucky Bible College, hong Kong Christian College, Portland Christian School and two universities in China. He served as a missionary in the Philippines and Hong Kong for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife: Betty Knecht Allen; his children: Carol (Fred) Green, Linda, Steven and Robert (Joanna) Allen; and his grandchildren: Daniel and Karen Green, and Tristan and Tessa Allen. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Argyle and Winston Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm at Short Committal Service Evergreen Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Fellowship will follow from 3 to 8 pm at the Kentucky Avenue Church of Christ in Louisville.
Visitation will take place at Love Funeral Home from 2 to 8 pm on Monday, April 15.
Memorial contributions may be made to Open Doors USA.


BETTY JEAN SCOTT TEMPLE, 83, Borden, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 17, 1930 in Lexington, Ky. to Roy W. and Thelma McIntyre Scott. She was a homemaker and a member of Chapel Hill Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband: Robert Temple; her sons: Bobby (Janet), James (Linda) and Michael (Mary) Temple; her daughter: Karen (Sam) Quinn; her brother: Roy W. Scott, Sr.; her step-brother: Lawrence Temple, Jr.; her step-sisters: Edith Powell and Norma Goodrich; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, 2013 at Chapel Hill Christian Church. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Love Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
The family would like to extend sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Vista Care-Hospice for their exceptional care and support.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Hill Christian Church , Vista Care-Hospice, or Hosparus.


DONALD WAYNE THOMPSON, 75, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 17, 1938 in Salem to Marvin and Dorothy Thompson. He retired from the US Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He later retired from Farmer's Citizen Bank in Pekin and Thompson Appraisal Services. He was a member of Highway Church in Pekin.
Survivors include his wife: Martha Jean Pickerill Thompson of Salem; his sons: Gary and Brian (Autumn) Thompson, both of Pekin; his daughters: Debbie (Don) Stahl of Sellersburg and Donna (Shane) Campbell of Pekin; his brother: Jon Thompson of Dayton, Oh.; his sister: Jeanne (Bob) Stalcup of Covington, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed in Martinsburg Cemetery.


PAUL SAMUEL STONE, JR., 70, Charlestown, died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on November 7, 1942 in Clark County to Paul Sr. and Iona Hostetler Stone Samuel. He was retired from International Harvester and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his sons: Paul Stone III of Otisco, and Darren Butler of Charlestown; his daughter: Tonna Prince of Charlestown; his brothers: David Stone of Charlestown and Larry Balles of Underwood; and his grandchildren: Dustin Horine, Jessica Klotz, Danyel Klotz, Jason Butler, Kayla Prince, Kaleb Prince, Brittany Stone, and Hunter Stone; great-grandchildren, Karlee Klotz and Bentley Klotz.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 pm on Tuesday and from 9 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


CLARA GRIEB, 90, Georgetown, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at South West Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.
She was born on December 28, 1922 in New Albany to Earl and Irma Kraft Kopp. She was a homemaker and a member of the German Club in Louisville and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Edwardsville.
Survivors include her daughters: Patrice Fenner of Mattawan, Mich. and Anna Marie (Michael) Voeks of Grafton, Mich.; her brother: David (Sherma) Kopp of Miami, Okla.; and her grandchildren: Christopher Fenner, Justin and Aaron Voeks. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband: Erhard Grieb.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 5 to 8 pm on Monday, April 15.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Hospice of Southwest Michigan.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:15