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Obituaries June 5, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

JO ELLEN SALKELD, 86
FREDA JUNE BRIDGEWATER BOBBITT, 81
DAILY GAY, 90
CARL “BUZZ” WAIZ, 85
ELIZABETH “LOUISE” LEE DAILY, 91
FRANK H. WALDEN, 77
BECKY THOMAS, 83
LARRY JAMES BOWSMAN, 68
EDNA E. KEYS, 85
ORA LEE COLE, 89
DONALD WILKERSON, 68
OLLIE B. CAMPBELL-LYNCH, 79
SHIRLEY ELLEN HUFF RATTS, 81

JO ELLEN SALKELD, 86, Seymour, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour.
She was born on August 31, 1926 in Garden City, Ind. to Clarence and Bonnie Parr Clem. She worked at GTE Sylvania, retiring after 13 years of service, and was also a school bus driver for the Crothersville Schools for 12 years. She was a volunteer at the Crothersville Schools remedial reading program and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children: Ken (Carolyn) Salkeld of Lexington and Sally (Gary) Needler of Seymour; her grandchildren: Lora Salkeld of Dallas, Tex., Chris (Amanda) Salkeld of Lexington, Joey and James Needler, both of Seymour; her great-grandchildren: Gracie Hays, Cole Salkeld, James Logan Salkeld and Amelia Salkeld; and her brother: Reverend Fred (Dorothy) Clem of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband: James Salkeld; four sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Uniontown Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 30, and from 10 am until the time of services on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church building fund, Uniontown Cemetery, or the donor's choice, c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.


FREDA JUNE BRIDGEWATER BOBBITT, 81, Seymour, died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Columbus Regional Hospital.
She was born on April 15, 1932 in Scott County to Forest and Frances Morgan Bridgewater. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Scottsburg and a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #655.
Survivors include her husband: Charles Carter Bobbitt; her daughter: Helen Yvonne Barrett; her sons: Jeffrey (Cheryl) Barrett, Mark (Martha) Barrett, Johnny Barrett, Frank Barrett, Jesse (Deb) Barrett; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother: Lee (Bertha) Bridgewater; her sister: Alberta Bridgewater; and her sister-in-law: Christina Bridgewater. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons: David and Larry Maupin; her brothers: Orville, Harold, Ivan and Forest Bridgewater; and her sister: Marjorie Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Voss Chapel. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery with a Voss dove release.
Visitation will take place at the chapel from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 29, and from 12 pm until the time of services on Friday. The Eagles Lady Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 7 pm on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.


DAILY GAY, 90, Austin, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Scott Villa Living Center.
He was born on November 26, 1922 in Hazard, Ky. to the late Floyd and Lizzie Moore Gay.
He was retired from Morgan Foods and a member of First Baptist Church, both in Austin. He was also a U.S. army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife: Dana Spencer Gay of Austin; his sons: Danny Dale Gay of Scottsburg and Steven Wayne Gay of Austin; his daughters: Sally Ann Gambill of Austin, Marjorie Price and Judy Lynn Gay, all of Austin, and Donna Faye Russell of Edinburgh, Ind.; his brother: Raymond Gay of Dayton, Oh.; his sister: Lucy Campbell of Dayton.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 20, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.


CARL “BUZZ” WAIZ, 85, Sellersburg, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
He was a retired supervisor for the United States Postal Service in Sellersburg, a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, and a charter member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife: Virginia Waiz of Sellersburg; his sons: Mike (Debbie) Waiz of Prospect, Ky., Mark (Karen) Waiz of Louisville and Kevin (Lin) Waiz of Sellersburg; his daughter: Sun Ann (Bill) Rainbolt of Charlestown; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, June 1, at St. Paul Catholic Church.
Visitation will take place at Garr Funeral Home on Friday, May 31, from 12 to 8 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Paul School or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


ELIZABETH “LOUISE” LEE DAILY, 91, Henryville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013.
She was born on November 16, 1921 in Borden to Richard and Laura Swartz Lee. She worked at the Louisville Chair Company and Haas Cabinet Company. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church and attended Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter: Marqurett (Don) Armstrong of Deputy; her sons: Wilmer (Nancy) Daily of Avondab, Ariz., Ralph (Patty) Daily of Aviston, Ill. and James (Carolyn) Daily of Deputy; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; her sister: Edna Hendricks of Memphis; her brother: Mervin (Kay) Lee of Borden; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Johnny Woodrow Daily; her son: Johnny Daily, Jr.; three grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday, June 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Liberty Baptist Church or Bethany Baptist Church.


FRANK H. WALDEN, 77, Salem, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
He was born on March 1, 1936 in Olinger, Va. to the late Warren and Elizabeth Deary Walden. He was a former Peace Officer with the Hall of Justice in Louisville. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife: Lina Rieck Walden; his sister: Nettie Boling of Salem; his brother: Albert H. Walden of Churchill, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to WHAS Crusade for Children, PO Box 1100, Louisville, KY 40201.


BECKY THOMAS, 83, Salem, died Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Harrison County Hospital.
She was born on November 25, 1929 in Clarksville, Tenn. to the late William and Barbara Anderson Seay. She was retired from Sylvania in Seymour, and was also a former employee of the old Tecumseh Products Inc. in Salem. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her sons: John (Rhonda) Burris of Delta, Ala., Dennis (Katrina) Thomas of Anniston, Max (Carol) Thomas and Randy (Patty) Burris, both of Salem; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Howard R. Thomas; her sons: Tony and Gary Thomas; two sisters, a brother and two grandsons.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church. Burial followed at Winslow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1200 South Lake Salinda Road, Salem, IN 47167.


LARRY JAMES BOWSMAN, 68, Salem, died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at his home.
He was born on June 4, 1944 in Hillsdale, Mich. to James and Marjorie Burger Bowsman. He was a farmer all of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the VieTenn.am War and a member of First Christian Church in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife: Phyllis McCracken Bowsman; his sons: James Todd and Phillip (Beth) Bowsman, both of Salem, and Bradley Keith (Betsy) Bowsman of Monticello; his brothers: Robert (Brenda) Bowsman of Corydon, Leonard (Sue) and Paul (Tina) Bowsman, both of Salem; his sisters: Mary Lou (Dale) Seifker of Seymour and Barbara (Link) Collins of Phoenix, Ariz.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his son: Jay Dee Bowsman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 6, 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 Wednesday, June 5, and from 9 am until the time of services on Thursday.


EDNA E. KEYS, 85, Elizabeth, Ind., died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center.
She was born in Mystic, Ky. on September 14, 1927 the daughter of Ernest Grayson and Ressy Jane Knott Payne. She was the Group Chief Operator for AT&T and worked at J.C. Penney for 10 Years after her retirement from AT&T and was a member of the Dry Valley Baptist Church near Irvington, Ky.
Survivors include her son: Douglas O. Keys, II (Candace) of Elizabeth; her daughter: Sharon Y. Raap (Leon) of Elgin, Ill.; her brother: Maurice Lee Payne of Louisville; her grandchildren: Donald and Jeff Raap and Matthew and Clinton Keys; and her great-grandchildren: Jarrod, Chase, Kaia and Grace Raap and Brooklyn and Owen Keys.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Dry Valley Baptist Church near Irvington, Ky. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


ORA LEE COLE, 89, of Nabb, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at her daughters home.
She was born on June 13, 1923 to Harry and Carolyn (Humphrey) Peters in Marysville.  She was a homemaker, former bank teller, and a member of the New Washington Christian Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Kathleen Kimberlin.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Lee Cole of Marysville; son, David Cole of Nabb; daughter, Lisa Cole of Nabb; brother, Jerome Peters of New Albany; granddaughters, Olivia Graebe, and Emma Graebe.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday June 7, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 9 a.m. of Friday.


DONALD WILKERSON, 68,  Clarksville, died Sunday,  June 2, 2013  at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 31, 1944 in Scottsburg, of the late Ernest LeRoy Wilkerson  and Mary  (Webster) Young. He attended the Community Church of God  Austin, Indiana.
Survivors include: his wife Loraine Wilkerson White of Austinl daughters: Donna White, Diana Vest, Austin, Linda Campbell, Lisa Wilkerson and Meleana Lewis, all of Austin and  Melissa Kelley, Scottsburg; sisters: Frances Bowling, Scottsburg, Indiana  and  Marilyn McIntosh, North Vernon; 17 grandchildren, and one great grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at  1:00 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Glen Waldon officiating. Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 am to 1 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.


OLLIE B. CAMPBELL-LYNCH, 79, Brownstown, formerly of Scott County, died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
She was born on March 17, 1934 in Leslie County, Ky., the daughter of the late Willie and Ellar (Stidham) Wooten. She was a former employee of of the old Seymour Shirt Factory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Everitt Campbell; a son, Everitt Campbell; a daughter, Pat Barger and two brothers, Matt and Mike Wooten.
Survivors include seven sons, Burtis and Carlos Campbell both of Auburn, Ind., Delmar Campbell of Louisville, Kenny Campbell of Jackson, Ky., Marvin Campbell of Austin, Herb Campbell of Fremont, Ind. and Ronald Campbell of Seymour; three daughters, Ruby Johnson and Betty Campbell of Scottsburg, and Brenda Howard of Brownstown; two sisters, Rose Spicer of Austin and Sally Johnson of Leslie County; two brothers, Willie and Rue Wooten both of Raymond, Ill.; 20 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday, June 5, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Cremation is requested and will be after the services.


SHIRLEY ELLEN HUFF RATTS, 81, Memphis, Tenn., died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Belmont Village Care Center in Memphis after a long illness.
She was born on July 22, 1931 in Indianapolis to Berta May (Baringer) Huff and Shirley Raymond Huff. She worked in sales at Goldsmiths in Memphis and then to Atlanta where she worked in sales at Rich’s. She and her husband returned to Memphis. where they retired to spend time with their grandchildren.
Survivor’s include, three children, Ken (Linda) Ratts with granddaughters Megan and Samantha of Atlanta, Ga.; Pegg Ratts of Germantown, Tenn. with grandson Marine Captain Braxton (Mia) Mashburn and great grandsons Liam and Troy of San Clemente, Calif. and grandson Logan T. Mashburn of Memphis, Tenn.; Pam (Leslie Ross) Cooper of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Roberta (Richard) Bischoff of Winimac, Ind. and a sister-in-law, Annabelle Huff of Heltonville, Ind. Her Husband Lowell E. Ratts, a brother, David Huff and a sister, Mary Anna Huff preceded Shirley in death.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday at 11am with burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ind.
Friends may visit on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 10AM on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or American Cancer Society c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.


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