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Obituaries July 31, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

DOROTHY MAE SOUDER, 92
DAVID WAYNE CROSS, 50
DORIS M. MOORE, 65
HAROLD F. “BUD” HOLMES, 77
MARGOT MCCOSKEY, 78
DOROTHY COOPER, 62
FREIDA SUE MORELAND, 68
DENNIE ALLEN SNELLING, SR., 75
STEPHEN TURNER, 57
JACK L. LINZAY, SR., 71
LOWELL WILLIAM RHODES, 66
INA BEGLEY, 80
MABEL LOUISE COCHRAN, 72
DEBBIE A. TRUMAN, 53
BARBARA SUE LUCAS, 71
JAMISON  HOLTZCLAW, 33
NANCY CAROL BURTON, 47
RAY DOUGLAS STAMPER, 66
BERTHA “BERT” F. FESSEL GELTMAKER, 86
ALICE G. BRIDGE, 94

DOROTHY MAE SOUDER, 92, Salem, died Tuesday, July 23 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 4, 1920 in Washington County, the daughter of William Lewis and Lillian Faye Swift McNeely.  She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert L. Souder in 2004 and her parents.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Boling (Max) of Salem and Sharon  Bundy (Charles) of New Salisbury, a brother:  Clarence Ray McNeely of Indianapolis, a sister:  Martha L. Turner of Rising Sun, two grandchildren:  Chris Boling and Nathan Bundy, three great-grandchildren:  Natalie Boling, Hayden and Abigail Bundy.
Funeral services were Friday, July 26, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home..
Burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.


DAVID WAYNE CROSS, 50, died July 21, 2013.
He was born on April 23, 1963 in Salem, as the youngest male child and second to the youngest of 11 children to the now deceased, Flemon Cross and surviving mother, Anna Cross. He battled laryngeal cancer for about 18 months.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by six brothers, Melvin Cross and his wife Marlene of Seymour, Robert Cross of Brownstown, Danny Cross and his wife Sue, Ronnie and Roger Cross all of Blocher, Indiana and James Cross of Seymour; four sisters, Marilyn Nowling of Seymour, Brenda Cross of Blocher, Mrs. John Clark (Donna Cross Clark) of Versailles, Charlene Brothers of Clarksville; a half sister, Carol Martin and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  David is also survived by his dog, Sammy.
He loved to build and make things with his hands and worked construction for years.  He also worked with his father in the timber business at times.
Funeral services were Friday, July 26 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Burial followed in Emmanuel Cemetery near Blocher.
Expressions of Sympathy: to the family c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


DORIS M. MOORE, 65 of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away Sunday,  July 21, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on May 21, 1948 in Scottsburg to the late Albert L. “Happy” Moore, Jr. and Inez E. (Paul) Moore. She was a retired machinist for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, and was formerly employed at the old U.S. Shoe Corp. in Crothersville and the old Beta Shoe Company in Salem. She attended Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include four brothers, Archie, Gordon and Marvin Moore all of Scottsburg, and Willard Moore of Austin; five sisters, Bootsie Royalty of Crothersville, Indiana, Hazel Lesnet, Alberta and Nellie Moore of Scottsburg and Sabrena Moore of Lexington;  an aunt and uncle, Alice Elliott and Charles Paul both of Scottsburg, and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home. Burial followed at Cana Cemetery in Uniontown.


HAROLD F. “BUD” HOLMES, 77, Salem, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Robley Rex VAMC in Louisville.
He was born on August 31, 1935 in Meeker County, Minn. to Gerald and Nellie Heveron Holmes. He was the retired owner and operator of Jacobson Truck Lines, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Old Time Fiddler's Association.
Survivors include his wife: Connie Freed Holmes of Salem; a son:  Jeffrey W. Holmes of Sellersburg, a brother:  Kenneth Holmes of Minneapolis, two sisters:  Vera Schmidt of St. Cloud and Vivian Johnson of Minneapolis and one grandson:  Nicholas A. Holmes.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial followed in Satillo Cemetery with military honors.


MARGOT MCCOSKEY, 78 of Salem, died Sunday, July 28 at her home.
She was born September 16, 1935 in Germany to Erik and Freida Appelt Klaschka.  She was retired from Leo's Subaru.
Survivors include her daughter:  Mary McCoskey Finkle of Salem and a granddaughter:  Erika Finkle of Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband:  Leo McCoskey, a brother and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8PM and Thursday from 9AM-time of service.


DOROTHY COOPER, 62 of Hardinsburg, died Saturday, July 27 at her home.
She was born July 16, 1951 in Hamilton, Oh. to Henry and Daisy Reynolds Perkins.  She was a former employee of Meadow View Health Care and Rehab and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Hardinsburg.
Survivors include her son:  Ed Hensley of Crawfordsville,  her daughter:  Jackie Tussey of Hardinsburg, three step-sons:  Steve and Jeff Cooper both of Louisville and Chris Cooper of New York, two brothers:  Bill Perkins of Ohio and Jim Perkins of Florida, three sisters:  Helen Bowers and Ruth Johnson both of Salem and Glenda Perkins of Vevay, and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband:  Jack Cooper , a son:  Paul and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home with cremation to follow.  Visitation will be from 9AM-time of service.


FREIDA SUE MORELAND, 68 of Jeffersonville died on July 25 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born on January 5, 1945 in Bedford, and was raised by her parents Lewis and Dorothy Bright Williams. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in New Washington, and a former cafeteria worker at New Washington Elementary.
Survivors include her husband Merrill Moreland Sr; sons: Merrill E. Moreland, Jr of Jeffersonville, Leo Timothy Moreland, Sr. (Kathy) of Nabb, Louis Ray Moreland of Jeffersonville, and Kevin Gerald Moreland of Jeffersonville; daughter Bobbie Jo Pettit of Hanover, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


DENNIE ALLEN SNELLING, SR., 75 of Charlestown died July 25, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was a native of Utica and a member of Victory Baptist Church in Sellersburg.
Survivors include his wife Christine Snelling, daughter Debra Maymon of Jeffersonville, son Dannie Joe Snelling of Scottsburg, sister Barbara Stotts of Sellersburg, step sons Wayne Nalley and Bill Nalley of Bardstown, KY, grandchildren: Nicole Singleton, Lindsey Maymon, Cassandra, Chandra, Derek, and Samantha Snelling, Aaron, Kayla, Andrew, Matthew, and Devon Nalley; great grandchildren:  Alivia, Jaden, Cole, Wesley, and Griffin.
Funeral Services were held Monday, July 29, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Utica Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


STEPHEN TURNER, 57, Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born March 9, 1956 in Louisville to the late Kenneth and Bonnie Bryant Lambert.
Survivors include his wife: Kathy Butler Turner of Floyds Knobs; hi sister: Pamela Geary of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and his nephews: Kyle and Tyler Geary.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 29, 2013 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.


JACK L. LINZAY, SR.,71, Georgetown, died July 26, 2013 at his home.
He was born in Louisville on September 6, 1941 to Robert Edward and Marjorie Ruth Buckingham Linzay. He was retired from Ashland Refining Company and American Synthetic Rubber Company. He was a member of Harrison Hills Baptist Church near Lanesville and had served in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife- Shirley Williams Linzay of Georgetown; his son- Jack L. Linzay, Jr. of Jeffersonville; his daughter- Diana Perez (Eduardo) of Georgetown; his brother- Jim Linzay of Jacksonville, Fla. and his grandson- Shawn Perez of Georgetown. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-Robert “Sonny” Linzay and George Thomas Linzay.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial followed in Wolfe Cemetery near Georgetown.


LOWELL WILLIAM RHODES, 66, Corydon, died Friday, July 26, 2013 at his home.
He was born December 5, 1946 in Corydon to Maurice and Clara Cotner Rhodes. He retired from the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, was a member of St. Benedicts Catholic Church in Evansville, of the Knights of Columbus in Lanesville and was a Navy veteran.
Survivors include his son- Brian Rhodes (Kellie) of Camby, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons- Daren and Mark Rhodes.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon after 9 AM on Wednesday.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to his church.


INA BEGLEY, 80,  of Crothersville, died Friday,  July 26, 2013  at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 18, 1933 in Yerkes, Ky., to the late Green  Eldridge  and Bessie  (Campbell) Eldridge. She was a member of the House of Prayer  Austin.
Survivors include: Daughters: Kay (Ronnie) Richie, Austin, Indiana;   Velvia (Frank) Brock, Scottsburg, Indiana;   and Priscilla (Thomas) Long, Brownstown, Indiana;   Sons: Darrell Ray Brock, Crothersville, Indiana;   and  Wiley Brock Jr., Crothersville, Indiana;   Sister: Nann Poole, Bedford, Indiana.  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral Service were held Monday, July 29, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial followed in Crothersville Cemetery.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MABEL LOUISE COCHRAN, 72 of New Washington died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born December 1, 1940 in Bethlehem, Ind. to Phillip Smith and Alma Lucille McDowell Smith Bibb. She was retired from Flexible Materials in Jeffersonville after several years of service and enjoyed gardening, flowers and her beloved pet Stella.
Survivors include sons, Charles D. Cochran,Sr. (Tamela) of New Washington and George P. Cochran(Donna) of Clarksville, IN; daughters, Beth Ann Deal(Philip) of New Washington and Michelle L. Cochran of Indianapolis; brothers, Marvin “Gene” Smith of New Washington, Vernon and Buddy Smith both of Clarksville, IN; grandchildren, Matt, Brandi, Charles Jr., Shelby, Amber, David, Alicia, Madison, Phillip, Jr., Ashley and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Zach, Carley, Paxton, Hannah and Kailyn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Hobert Lee Cochran on January 12, 2005.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held beginning at 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday and after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday until time of service.


DEBBIE A. TRUMAN, 53, of New Washington, died July 25, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Edward & Marilyn Arthur on March 15, 1960. She was employed as a production supervisor at Serv-Pro. She was also a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary Post 335 Charlestown.
Survivors include: husband: Larry Truman Sr, son: Brian Cummins, daughter: Heather Dietrich, mother: Marilyn Arthur, brothers: Coonie Arthur, Edward "Butch" Arthur, Jr., Kevin Arthur. Step-sons: Larry Truman Jr. & Damon Truman. Step-daughters: Danielle Torres, Tammy Minor, & Angela Truman. One granddaughter, 8 step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson. Debbie was preceeded in death by her father: Edward A. Arthur Sr.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the American Legion Post #335 in Charlestown at 1:00 P.M.
Spring Valley Funeral & Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.


BARBARA SUE LUCAS, 71, Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Austin, died July 29, 2013.
She was born January 27, 1942 in Ewing, Va. to Shulus and Esther Warf.  She was a secretary. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Okeechobee.
Survivors include her husband, David Lucas; daughter, Shelly Lucas; two sisters, Kay Donnell and Judy Watson both of Scottsburg.
Services will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the care of Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.


JAMISON HOLTZCLAW, 33, of Austin, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 15, 1980 in Frankfort, Kentucky and worked as a former construction and concrete worker.
Survivors include his wife, Sondra L. (Johnson) Holtzclaw; two daughters, Caylee and Jaelynn Holtzclaw both of Fairdale, Kentucky;  a stepdaughter and stepson, Shauna and Todd Hook both of Austin, Indiana; a brother, Travis Holtzclaw of Louisville; father and stepmother, Tony and Jan Holtzclaw of Louisville; mother and stepfather, Peggy and Tom Gordon of Ft. Wayne and two grandmothers, Lois Hardin and Geraldine Atherton both of Louisville.
Memorial Service will be at 3 pm Friday at World Outreach for Christ  with Pastor James Donahue officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 pm Friday at the church.  Cremation was requested and private burial will be at a later date in Zoah Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


NANCY CAROL BURTON, 47, Lexington, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 in Scottsburg.
She was born May 1, 1966 in Scottsburg to Arlie and Nancy Smith. She was a member of the Humane Society and Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband: Ronnie E. Burton; her sons: Curtis (Emily) Riley and David McCoskey; her daughters: Tierra and Sierra McCoskey; her step-brother: Scottie Stamper; her brothers: Michael and Danny Smith; her step-mother: Mary Smith; and her grandchildren: Paige Riley, Nevaeh and Zayden McCoskey.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Campbell Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, July 31, and from 11 am until the time of services on Thursday.


RAY DOUGLAS STAMPER, 66,  of Austin, died Monday,  July 29, 2013  at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born February 1, 1947 in Seymour to the late Fred  Stamper and Dora  Riley Stamper. He was the owner of Stamper Accounting and Tax Service in  Austin, Indiana, retired from The American Can Company, Austin Indiana, and was a member of Crothersville Presbyterian Church. He was also a former Scott County Councilman.
Survivors include: his wife: Kathy  Terry  Stamper; Son: Jeff (Louise) Stamper, Sellersburg; Brother: Mike (Brenda) Stamper, Austin; Brother-in-law Joe (Charlene) Terry, Austin; Cousins Gene & Jenny Combs, Seymour; Grandchildren: Linsey Kilburn and Blake Stamper.
Funeral Service will be at  11:00 am Wednesday, 7/31/2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Danny McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery  in Austin.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Tuesday  and after 9 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BERTHA “BERT” F. FESSEL GELTMAKER, 86, Palmyra, died Friday, July 19, 2013 at her home.
She was born on January 19, 1927 in Bradford, Ind. to the late John and Cora Fessel. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bradford.
Survivors include her children: Brenda (Jerry) Baylor, John (Barbara) Geltmaker, Jan (Mike) Lambert, Barry (Tami) Geltmaker, and Scott (Tammy) Geltmaker; her sister: Annie Schroeder; her sister-in-law: Lucille Fessel; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: F.S. “Strawberry” Geltmaker; her brothers: Clyde and Glenn Fessel; and her sister: Verna Tamer.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Michael's Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or St. Michael's Catholic Church.


ALICE G. BRIDGE, 94, Scottsburg, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on September 22, 1918 to the late Marion and Lillie Reynolds Peacock. She was a homemaker and served several terms as Johnson Township Trustee.
She was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was an Adult Sunday School Teacher and a Lay minister, past member of the Scott County Library Board, Farm Bureau Women's Leader, Charter member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild, former reporter for the Scott County Journal and member of the Harmony Chapel Homemakers Club.
Survivors include five daughters, Beverly Shively (Richard) of Castine, Oh., Judy Seaver (Harold) of Lakeland, Fla., Nathalie Sanders of Dalton, Ga., Rebecca Snowden (William) of Austin and Marilyn Evans (Vana) of Scottsburg; three grandchildren she raised, Belinda Flores (David) of Tucson, Ariz., Karen Railing (Jim) of Indianapolis and David Bridge of Clarksville, Tenn., plus 24 additional grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan A. "Jake" Bridge; a son, Marion Bridge; a brother, James Marion Peacock; three sisters, Virginia Parks, Geneva Perkinson and Lelia Malcomb and a half-brother, Bernard Berry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will take place at Collins Funeral Home from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 and at the church from 10 am until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 06:50