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Obituaries May 15, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 May 2013 00:00

CHARLES M. LAMASTER, 86
MARY J. FORD, 100
GRAYDON PRYOR ABELS, 87
ROSEMARY RADCLIFF, 86
PAUL “BUD” COLWELL, 65
RAPLH DUANE EARLY, 75
LORENA SPURGEON WATKINS, 78
DAILEEN RUTHERFORD, 76
SAMUEL CAMPBELL, 64
JAMES VON RICHIE, 78
MARVIN DEVERS, 94
EDWIN M STEWART, 71
CHESTER L. OWENS, 89
OMA ZIMMERMAN, 78
NANCY JOANNE BANET, 52
EFFIE KATHRYN GILL, 73
ERNIE LESTER EVERITT, 69
POLLY SPENCER, 86
TYLER LEE DEPUTY, 19
LUCKY J. POOL

CHARLES M. LAMASTER, 86, Scottsburg, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Beehive Homes of Scottsburg.
He was born on July 31, 1926 in Scottsburg to the late Jerry E. Minnie Alice Hopper LaMaster. He was a former truck driver for the old Scott County Stone Company in Lexington and was the former owner and operator of the old LaMaster Trucking Company in Scottsburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of First Christian Church and also attended Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son: son, Charles R. "Randy" LaMaster and his wife Donnette of Scottsburg; and his grandchildren: Samantha M., Codee R. and Landon S. LaMaster. He was preceded in death by his wife: Wyona J. LaMaster; his brother: Ellsworth LaMaster; and his sister: Janie Addline Drager.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, May 8, and from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


MARY J. FORD, 100, San Antonio, died Saturday, April 20, 2013.
She was born on October 18, 1912 in Ambia, Ind. to Justin and Ura Ford. She was part of the American Legion Post 612 and in the Army Retired Nurses Corps, serving in Africa and Italy during World War II as an OR nurse. After the war, and after multiple assignments, she retired out of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. She went back to work as a civilian Operating Room nurse and eventually ran Combined Material System at BAMC.
Survivors include her nephew: James Ford (Patricia) McClain; her great-nieces: Shannon (Kevin) Guidry and Ashley (David) Gose; her great-great-nephew: Joshua; and her great-great-nieces: Faith, Ava and Emery. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister: Harriet Ford McClain; and her niece: Mary Justine McClain.
Graveside services will full military honors were held Monday, April 29, 2013 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


GRAYDON PRYOR ABELS, 87, Scottsburg, died Monday, May 6, 2013.
He was was on March 24, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Jonathan and Elva Mae Pryor Abels. He worked in his father’s Oak Park, Ill. dental X-Ray business, was a lab technician for Stanolind Oil & Gas in Tulsa, Okla., a farmer in Ashland, Oh., a janitor, a teacher, a school principle, a drivers ed teacher, and was an elder at the Ashland Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife: Ina Lee Moore Ellington Abels of Stillwater, okla.; his brother: Weldon Long Abels (Carolyn Hill) of Columbus, Oh.; his children: Jay Wayne Abels (Cathy Martin) of Keller, Tex., Alice Ann Morris (Kerry) of Albany, N.Y., Jack Lawrence Abels (Kathy Payne) of Circleville, Oh., Thomas Allen Abels (Orianna Moore) of Fort Wayne, and Timothy Eugene Abels (Chris Hagan) of Beaverton, Ore.; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife: Dorothy Joan Avant Abels.
Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


ROSEMARY RADCLIFF, 86, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday,  May 7, 2013 at her residence. She was born on July 1, 1926 in Washington County, the daughter of the late Fred B. and Nelle Jane (Huckleberry) Floyd.
She was married on July 22, 1947 to Lloyd  Radcliff.  She was a retired bagger for the old I.C.I. America in Charlestown, where she worked for 28 years, was a member of Mt. Eden Christian Church and the Ladies V.F.W. Auxiliary Post # 473 in Little York. 
She was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Lawson.
Survivors include her husband: Lloyd  Radcliff; two sons, Steven R. Radcliff (Nancy Bowman) and Jerry L. Radcliff (Myra) both of Scottsburg, Indiana; a sister, Ruby Alice Jackson of Scottsburg, Indiana; five grandchildren,Samantha Conner (Hank), Monty R. Radcliff, Sharla R. Radcliff, Ryan Buchanan (Angie) and Katrina Whalin (Dustin) and four great grandchildren, Hunter R. and Hayden L. Radcliff, Addison R. Buchanan and Trevor R. Conner.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 10, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Stephenson and Rev. Danny Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Eden Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Washington County Relay for Life c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


PAUL “BUD” COLWELL, 65, New Washington, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home.
He was born on March 3, 1948 in London, Ky. to Allen and Susie Collins Colwell. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Brenda Standafer Colwell; his daughters: Sophia Sue Harper(Kevin) of Charlestown, Patty Wright and Ruth E. Williams, both of New Washington; his son: William “Billy” Colwell (Lisa) of Charlestown; his sisters: Zola R. Collins (David) of New Washington, Alvalene Keith of Pound, Va. and Shelby Jean Hoskins (Arthur) of Charlestown; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his best friend: Gary Spencer of New Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Taylor and Cicero Colwell.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 10, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home.


RAPLH DUANE EARLY, 75, Salem, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born on January 1, 1938 in Washington County to Mearl and Edna Winslow Early. He was a former employee of Atlantic Aviation in Louisville and a school bus driver for Salem Community Schools. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife: Judith K. Brewer Early; his son: Scott Early of Salem; his daughter: Lori Lee Early of Salem; his brother: Ronnie D. Early of Louisville; and his grandchildren: Derik and Elizabeth Early. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Norita Ann Early.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will take place from 9 am until the time of services on Monday.


LORENA SPURGEON WATKINS, 78, Salem, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on May 22, 1934 in Washington County to Oscar and Audra Blanche Fultz Spurgeon. She was a former employee of Murphy's 5 and 10 for fifty years and was retired from Central Tractor.  She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter: Pam Knight of Salem and a granddaughter: Misty Callaway of Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband: Marvin Watkins; her brother: Earl "Pig" Spurgeon; her sisters: Blanche Watkins, Mary Louise Spurgeon and Gladys Spurgeon; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, May 13, and from 9 am until the time of services on Tuesday.


DAILEEN RUTHERFORD, 76, Salem, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
She was born on August 31, 1936 in Washington County to Russell M. and Eulah F. Harmon Stephenson. She was a former secretary for Smith Cabinet Company, and a member of Mt. Tabor Christian Church and the Bromer Homemaker's Club.
Survivors include her husband: Everett Rutherford; her son: Roy Rutherford of Orleans; and her sister: Marilyn Sue Green of Salem.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Mt. Tabor Christian Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Weathers Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, May 14, and from 10 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


SAMUEL CAMPBELL, 64, Scottsburg, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on December 10, 1948 in Scottsburg to the late Keen and Lula Longdon Campbell. He was retired from The Plumbers Supply and was a member of the Blocher Methodist Church.
Survivors include his step-daughters: Denise McCleery of Scottsburg,  Susan McBee and Cristen (Jason) White, both of Austin; his brothers: Terry Campbell of Salem, Ore.,  Jerry Campbell of Boyton Beach, Fla., Jim Land of Crothersville Ron Land of Seymour and  Eddie Campbell of Florida;   his sisters: Janie Campbell-Moore and Gail Donohue, both of Scottsburg and Billie Shelton of Charlestown; seven step-grandchildren and  several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother: David Campbell; and his sister: Joyce Cox.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial followed at Coffee Creek Cemetery in Paris Crossing.


JAMES VON RICHIE, 78, Charlestown, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his home.
He was born on January 11, 1935 in Fort Branch, Ind. to the late Virgil and Alta Sullivan Richie. He was a former truck driver for United Technology, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the old Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Dorothy Richie; his sons: Rick Richie (Laura) and Gary Richie (Jackie) both of Jeffersonville; his daughter: Louann Conrad of Charlestown; his brother: Gene Richie (Rena) of Jeffersonville; his sister: Joyce Penner (Jack) of Owensville, Ind.; his sister-in-law: Connie Richie of Jeffersonville; seven grandchildren, six-great-grandchildren and another one on the way.
Funeral services will be held at 6 pm on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home.
Visitation will take place from 11 am until the time of services on Monday.


MARVIN DEVERS, 94, Scottsburg, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 19, 1919 in Mercer County, Ky. to the late W.O. And Lula Pearl Claunch Devers. He was a retired grounds superintendent for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill. and a member of Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Mildred "Millie" (Roberts) Devers; his son:  W. J. "Dub" Devers and his wife Judy of Grand Ledge, Mich.; his grandchildren: Sharon Naukam and her husband Drew and Daniel Devers and his wife Jennifer; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son: Curt C. Devers and his sisters: Martha and Catherine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Leota.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, May 15, and from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scottsburg United Methodist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


EDWIN M STEWART, 71, Brandenton, Fla., died Monday, April 22, 2013.
He was born on October 20, 1941 in Crothersville to the late Roger Stewart and Doris (Patrick) Lewis. He retired as an educator for Center Grove Community School Corp. after 27 years of service.
Survivors include his children: Tracy Mann of Greenwood, Emily Lutz and Bill Stewart, both of Indianapolis; his siblings: Wayne Stewart, Dolly Bradshaw, Rita Ibershoff and Dana Lewis; four grandchildren; and his companion: Dorothy Vansteenhouse.
Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Crothersville Cemtery.
Adams Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


CHESTER L. OWENS, 89, Salem, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
He was born on March 13, 1924 to the late Roy and Blanch Owens. He was a civil engineer and was formerly employed with the Army Corp of Engineers, Folz Construction, Ryan Brothers Construction, and Ohio Valley Construction. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Survivors include his sons: Chester R. Owens of Kentucky and Roland T. Owens of Virginia; his daughter: Rhonda Owens of New York; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Ora Lee Owens; and his son: Randy Owens.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Winslow Cemetery.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


OMA ZIMMERMAN, 78, Scottsburg, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Jeffersonville.
She was born on December 10, 1934 in Harlan, Ky. to H. L. and Alice Ward Saylor. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church of Scottsburg.
Survivors include her sons: Timothy L Saylor (Gia K.) of Sellersburg and Sonny Saylor (Carolyn) of Austin ; her daughter: Mary Hornberger (Michael) of Enid, Okla.; her brothers: Harold and Harrison Saylor, both of Michgan; her sister: Heannette Johnson of Michigan; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Howard; her daughter: Grace Zimmerman; her brothers: Hubert, Homer and Harvey Saylor, and Virgil Ward; and her sisters: Goldie Curtsinger and Nanny Ward.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at from 11 am until the time of services on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kids First or Relay for Life c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170.


NANCY JOANNE BANET, 52, New Albany, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at her home.
She was born on August 8, 1960 in New Albany to Ervin and Velma Rickard. She worked for Love Development Company.
Survivors include her daughter: Jessica Banet; her brother: Kevin (Candace) and Greg Rickard; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A reception of family and friends will be Friday from 2:00 P.M. til 4:00 P.M. at Spring Valley Funeral & Cremation Services in New Albany.


EFFIE KATHRYN GILL, 73, Marysville, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
She was born May 31, 1939 in Mason County, Ky. to Frank and Gladys Cooper Sims. She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Charlestown.
Survivors include her husband, Morris Gill; daughter, Danili Bramble, Lexington; son, Raymie Gill, New Washington; brother, Mark Sims, Maysville, Ky.; sister, Wanda Sparks, Maysville, Ky.; grandchildren, Heather Rager, Kasey and Brandon Gill, Deklan and Kavan Bramble.
Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. The Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown is handling arrangements.


ERNIE LESTER EVERITT, 69, Indianapolis, died Sunday, My 12, 2013.
He was born on December 29, 1943 in Scottsburg to the late Lester and Dorothy Everitt. He retired from Rauch Workshop in New Albany and was a member of Vienna Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sisters: Margie Dunlevy, Sheryl and Donna Everitt; and his dearest friend: Betty. He was preceded in death by his twin sister: Norma.
Private funeral services will be held. Burial will follow at Everett Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Adams Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice c/o of the funeral home.


POLLY SPENCER, 86, Austin, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at her home.
She was born on November 11, 1926 in Perry County, Ky. to the late Dan and Molly Duff Hutchinson. She attended the Broadway Church of God in Austin.
Survivors include: Sons: Mark Spencer, Sellersburg, Indiana;   Kenneth Spencer, Sellersburg, Indiana;    Donnie Spencer, Sellersburg, Indiana;    Danny Spencer, Nashville, Indiana;  and Joseph Spencer, Brownstown, Indiana; Daughters: Georgia Resham, Mt. Vernon, Ill;   Glenna White, Austin, Indiana;  : Shelia Van Campten, Maryland;  and  Linda Swafford, Ohio; Brothers: Paul Hutchinson, Scottsburg, Indiana;  and John Hutchinson, Indianapolis, Indiana;   Sisters: Lizzie Miller, Hazard, Kentucky;   Lauella Franklin, Holton, Indiana ;    Sally Bolen, Frankfort, Indiana;   Linda Swafford and  Ruth Lain, both of Ohio; 25 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and  22 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bowery Cemetery in Memphis.
Visitation will take place from 10 am until the time of services on Wednesday.


TYLER LEE DEPUTY, 19, died Saturday May 11, 2013 in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood,Indiana.
He was born Dec. 11, 1993 in Franklin. He was employed at Rexam in Franklin for the past four months. He attended Whiteland Community High School.  While in high school he loved playing football.
He is survived by his mother, Laurie (Bright) Campbell of Whiteland, father, Farris M. Deputy of New Whiteland, fiancé, Kindra Sizemore of Greenwood, daughter, Daisy Jaquelene Deputy of Greenwood; two sisters, Anastacia Snow of Florida and Lucie Campbell of Whiteland; brother, Jeremy Dyer of Seymour, grandparents, Larry and Gloria Bright of Whiteland and Barbara Deputy of Crothersville; great-grandmother, Marietta Deputy of Crothersville, three nieces and nephew, Karli, Kyle, Katelyn and Kloey Snow and his dog, Babe.
He was preceded in death by his Poppie, Jackie Deputy.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday May 16, 2013 at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. Hwy 31 North, Whiteland, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Cana Cemetery in Jennings County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyler Lee Deputy Fund at any First Merchants Bank location.
Information: 317-535-6880; www.jessenfuneralhome.com.


LUCKY J. POOL, died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on June 28, 1963 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky the son of Roger Allen and Doris Bradely Luck Pool. He was a press operator for Kennametal in New Albany.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Kenneth Luck, and two brothers, Danny and Roger Pool and a sister-Sherry Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Woodall Pool of New Albany; one son, Joseph Pool (Michelle Watson) of Clarksville; two daughters, Kimberly Gentry (Michael) and Jo Ann Pool both of New Albany; one brother, Kenny Pool Luck of Louisville; six sisters, Loretta Herchenrader , Christine Scott, Trina Morrison and Connie Duckwald all of Louisville and Faye Goodman of New Salisbury; grandchildren, Brittany Pool, Brooke and William Hardin, William Jakeaway, Jr. and Faith and Grace Gentry.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial will be in Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Georgetown  on Friday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Saturday.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:56