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Obituaries August 21, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

EDITH LEIBERT, 89
K-9 OFFICER LAYKOS, 8
PATSY LOU EMBERSON, 79
NELL LEE CROWLEY, 93
DAVID M. BENNETT, 69
STEVEN MARK CUNNINGHAM, 58
BRYCE THOMAS BLAIR, 25
STEVEN WAYNE RAISOR, JR., 20
MACK TERRY, JR., 59 minutes
RUBY M. FITCH, 85
MARY CATHERINE HARMON HARRITT, 90
FLORENCE VICTORIA DOTSON, 79
RANDLE “DINK” EDWARD ALPHA, JR., 79
EARNEST NAPIER, 88
ALVIN BRUCE STROUSE, 88
VESSIE BRIDGEWATER, 93
SANDRA S. SWOPE, 69
VIRGINIA C. DENBO, 100
AARON J. BLAKE, 40
CAROLYN “SIS” JOYCE EDWARDS SIMPSON, 56

EDITH LEIBERT, 89, Salem, died Monday, August 12 at University of Louisville Hospital.
She was born September 23, 1923 in Harrison County to Charles and Vada Richards Williams. She was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich and Smith Cabinet.  She was a member of Haleysburg Nazerene Church.
Survivors include her son: David Liebert of Salem, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband: Denzil Liebert, her sons: Gael and Stephen Liebert, four brothers, four sisters, and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:00pm at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 pm and Thursday from 9 am-time of service.


K-9 OFFICER LAYKOS, 8, Madison, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
He was born on December 31, 2004 in the Netherlands. He was purchased by the Madison Police Department in October of 2008, where he continued to served four and a half years.
Survivors include his trainer and partner: Captain Rick Mundt.
Funeral services will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre.
Visitation will take place from 5 pm until the time of services on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the K-9 Unit at the Madison Police Department.


PATSY LOU EMBERSON, 79, Louisville, formerly of Otisco, died Monday, August 12, 2013 at Kindred Hospital.
She was born on April 16, 1934 to John and Virginia Burnside Cram in Erlanger, Ky. She was a retired time keeper for Porcelain Metals in Louisville and a member of the Sand Run Baptist Church in Hebron, Ky.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Phelps (Erbie) of Louisville, KY; sons, Norman Booth (Deborah) of Shepherdsville, KY, and David Booth (Roxann) of Ghent, KY; sister, Donna Raleigh of Florence, KY; brother, Ronald Cram of San Dimas, CA; grandchildren, Melissa, David, Dean, Marcy, Jason, Shannon, Kyle, and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Kyler, Lainie, Haley, Mallory, Savanna, Kayla, Addison, Shelby, and Cassidy. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Elzy Owen Emberson.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday after 10am.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


NELL LEE CROWLEY, 93, formerly of Charlestown, died August 12, 2013 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville, Ind.
She was born on April 8, 1920 in Ohio County, Ky. to Heaverin and Corrine Dennis Bolton. She was a former employee of the Powder Plant at Charlestown.  She also worked as a cook in Bloomington, both at Indiana University and at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. She was a member of the North Charlestown Church of God.
She is survived by her brother Edward Earl (Dick) Bolton (Charlestown), her son Gary Dorman Wiggins and daughter-in-law Mia (Stanislavka Radoicic) Wiggins of Bloomington, grandson Alan Daniel Wiggins and his wife Jennifer Irwin (Plymouth, MI), and grandson Thomas Bruce Wiggins (Bloomington).  Also surviving are nieces Patricia (Kelley) Wright (North Vernon) and Lana (Grace) Himmelheber (Jeffersonville) and nephews David Grace (Charlestown) and Tony Kelley.  Also, cousins Linda Sue (Dennis) Winters and Jack Dennis.
Nell was preceded in death by husbands Dorman Elmo Wiggins and Everett Crowley, and by her brother William Bolton and sisters Bettie Bolton, Margaret Grace, and Alberta Kelley.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10am on Thursday.
Online Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


DAVID M. BENNETT, 69 of Scottsburg, died Saturday,  July 27, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born on August 18, 1943 in Martinsville, the son of the late Rev. R. Lee Bennett and Martha Lou (Whaley) Bennett. David was retired from Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Indiana, also worked for the NASA Space Program in the 1960's, former co-owner of the old Bennett Printing Company in Scottsburg, former manager of the Westwood Golf Course in Scottsburg and Knob Hill Golf Course in Georgetown and also worked at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Indiana Golf Association.
Survivors include his wife Norma (Allen) Bennett; a son, Christopher Bennett; a daughter, Patricia A. David of Okemos, Michigan; two brothers, George D. Bennett and his wife Darlene of Euless, Texas and Stephen L. Bennett of Roseburg, Oregon; three grandchildren, Michelle Payton, Eric and Susan David; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Josh and Taylor and one great-great-granddaughter, Savannah.
Funeral service was Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Assoc. c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


STEVEN MARK CUNNINGHAM, 58, Scottsburg, died Thursday, August 1, 2013.
He was born on December 2, 1954 in Scottsburg to James A. and Ruby F. Arnold Cunningham. He was a retired engineer with Rapiscan in Califronia and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era. He was a past Master Mason with Vancouver Lodge F&AM and a member of Lexington Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife: Jessica Cleveland Cunningham of Scottsburg; his daughters: Stephanie Cunningham and Dawn (Scott) Andrews, both of Columbus; his step-daughter: Tianna Hoover of Scottsburg; his brothers: James (Tina) Cunningham, Jr., Tom (Dawn) Cunningham and Ryan McGee; and his sisters: Rhonda Campbell and Rebecca (Robert) White. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: Linda Ault.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Fund for Tianna McGee, c/o of the funeral home.


BRYCE THOMAS BLAIR, 25, Louisville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born January 30, 1988 in Louisville to Tommy C. Blair and Sharon Baker Walker. He was the director of theatre for YMCA of Southern Indiana in Jeffersonville and a voice instructor for Dancenscation Studios.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather:  Sharon and Ronnie Walker of Salem, his father and stepmother:  Tommy C. and Paula Blair of Madison, a brother:  Nicholas Con Blair of Salem, a sister:  Brooke Hubacher of Salem, a step-brother:  Dillon Burgan of Louisville, three step-sisters:  Whitley and Megan Burgan both of Madison and Ronetta Walker of Sellersburg, grandparents:  Clint and Opal Baker of Salem and Virginia and J. Chinn of Pekin and a great grandmother:  Geraldine Pickerill of Pekin.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents:  Con and Marie Blair.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Clarksville Little Theatre.
Visitation take place Friday, August 16, from 3-8 pm at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.


STEVEN WAYNE RAISOR, JR., 20, Salem, died Tuesday, August 13 in an ATV accident.
He was born April 7, 1993 in Washington Countyto Steven W. Sr. and Martha Stivers Raisor.  He was a graduate of Eastern High School.
Survivors include his parents of Salem, his girlfriend:  Breeanna Rossman of Pekin, three brothers:  Micheal Jackson (Kristei) of Salem, Anthony Jackson (Althia) of Little York and Zachary Raisor of Salem, his grandparents:  Lyle and Carole Raisor of Salem and Eugene and Susie Stivers of Salem.  He was preceded in death by a grandmother:  Trudy Gilstrap Pumphrey.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11:00 am at Weathers Funeral Home with Neil Kenyon officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Friends Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, from 4-8 pm and Monday from 9 am until the time of service.


MACK TERRY, JR., 59 minutes, Madison, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
He was born August 13, 2013 in Madison to Melissa “Missy L. Terry, who survives.
Other survivors include his maternal grandfather: Mack (Wanda) Terry of Madison; his maternal grandmother: Lisa Terry of Madison; his uncle: James Terry of Madison; his sister: Starla Collins of Madison; his step-uncle and step-aunt: Dwayne and Anita Hammons of Madison; his cousins: Halo Terry and Anna Nabella Hammons, both of Madison; his great-uncle and his great-aunt: Jack and Linda Terry of Madison. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents: Richard and Eva Terry; and his maternal grandparents: Wesley and Lenore Langdon.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Services.
Visitation will take place from 1:30 pm until the time of services.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Mack Terry, Jr. Memorial Fund.


RUBY M. FITCH, 85, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
She was born September 12, 1927 in Milltown, the daughter of Ottie B. and Jennie Rogers Hanger. She was a homemaker and a member of Take off Pounds Sensibly “TOPS” since 1970.
She is survived by one son, Larry Hisle (Sharon) of Georgetown; two brothers, Archie Hanger of Corydon and Jerry Hanger (Carol) of New Salisbury; three sisters, Catherine Emerson (Gene) of Georgetown, Maxine Pate of Jeffersonville, Doris Chaffin of New Albany; three grandchildren, David Hisle (Wanda) of New Albany, James Hisle of Louisville and Melissa Schremser of New Albany and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Rev. Roy McClain officiated. Burial followed in Wolfe Cemetery near Georgetown.
The family suggests memorial gifts me made to Caretenders.


MARY CATHERINE HARMON HARRITT, 90, died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Bee Hive Homes in Georgetown.
She was born January 30, 1923 in Taswell to the late Iler & Nellie Harmon. She was a licensed beautician, homemaker and co-founder of Harritt Insurance with her late husband Allen. She was a member of Tunnel Hill Christian Church.
Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Allen H. Harritt, her brothers Charles, Robert & her twin William; and sisters, Thelma Crews, Elnora Longest and Leone Peyton. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Kenny Gerry, her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Mary Ann Harritt; grandchildren, Jon Gerry, Mendy (Mike) Christensen, Chad Gerry, Ben (Lauran) Harritt and Hunter Harritt; great-grandchildren, Nicole (Matt) Dietrich, Jonathon Gerry, Stephen Gerry, Avery Christensen and Kipton Harritt; and great-great-grandchildren, Gabe and Gemma Dietrich.
Her funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 17th at Tunnel Hill Christian Church with burial to follow in the Edwardsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers she requested donations to Tunnel Hill Activity Center.


FLORENCE VICTORIA DOTSON, 79, of Pekin, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at home.
She was born April 12, 1934 in Whitewood, Va., the daughter of Alex and Tennessee (Grizzell) Cantrell. She was a retired custodian for Borden and Eastern Washington Community School, a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and had been a resident of Washington County since 1959.
She married Merdie Dotson on June 2, 1953. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Randy (Carol) Dotson, Salem and Roy (Lori) Dotson, Pekin; two daughters, Mona E. (Jimmy) Dotson and Bonita (Tim) Kruer, Pekin; two sisters, Dora Barnes and Nora Thompson, Kipp City, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Roby Dotson; three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. at Dawalt Funeral Home with Jim Hogan officiating.


RANDLE “DINK” EDWARD ALPHA, JR., 79, Scottsburg, died August 13 2013, in Louisville.
He was born December 29 1933, Scott County the son of Randle Edward Alpha, Sr. & Edna Cletus Sutton Alpha. He was retired from Draper Auto Sales and was a member of the VFW & American Legion Post in Scottsburg. He was a U. S. Army, serving in Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Imogene and a brother Robert Dee Alpha.
Survivors include his sons, Michael D Alpha (Neva), Scottsburg, Randy G Alpha, Sr., Titusville Fla.; grandchildren, Tyfiani Chandler, Randy G Alpha, Jr., Kristen M Alpha and a great-grandchild, Hagen Chandler.
Funeral services were Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed at Scottsburg Cemetery. Pat Richey officiated. There were military and graveside services.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 234 in c/p of c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St, Scottsburg.


EARNEST NAPIER, 88,  of Austin, died Thursday,  August 15, 2013  in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born January 21, 1925 in Perry County, the son of the late Chester Napier and Della (Fields) Napier. He was married to Gertrude (Roberts) Napier who passed away. He attended Wooster New Hope Church of God.
Survivors include a Caregiver, Irene Howard, Austin; stepson, John Gabbard, Wayne City, Illinois; stepdaughters, Bertha Dickerson, Jonesboro, Georgia, Audry Adkins, Jonesboro, Georgia, and Elnora Sloan, New Haven, Michigan and a brother, Sam Napier, Hamilton, Ohio. He is also survived by several step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday,August 17, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Joe Johnson & Rev. Nicky Spicer officiating. Burial followed in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ALVIN BRUCE STROUSE, 88, of Scottsburg, died Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg.
He was born on January 3, 1925 in Scott County, the son of the late Worth and Lois (Thomas) Strouse and graduated from Scottsburg High School in the Class of 1946.  He was retired from Quality Control at  Morgan Foods in Austin, where he worked for 32 years, was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, serving as a former trustee, was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict, past President of the old Finley Township Parent Teachers Association, former School Board Member for Scott County School District 2, served on the Scott County Election Board, and was a volunteer for the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Murphy; two brothers, Ira and Arthur Strouse and a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Strouse.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Margaret Grace (LaMaster) Strouse; two sons, Danny Strouse and his wife Carolyn Dee of Madison, Indiana and Greg Strouse and his wife Sandy of Brighton, Michigan; six grandchildren, Cary Strouse (Julie), Curt Strouse (Laura), Chris Strouse (Carsha), Cameron Strouse (Chrystal), Colby Anderson (Tike) and Kassie Sheffer (Bret) and 12 great-grandchildren, Alex, Ian, Andrew, Anna, Taylor and Trace Strouse, Grace, Ella, Graham and Miles Sheffer, Adlen and Zennon Anderson.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Bethel Baptist Church with Phil LaMaster and Pastor Bern Kiser officiating. Cremation was requested following the funeral and private burial will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Cemetery Association c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


VESSIE BRIDGEWATER, 93, Scottsburg, died August 14 2013, Plymouth.
She was born October 29 1919, Lambric, Ky. the daughter of Benton & Minnie Rowe Mann. She was a former member of First Baptist church of Scottsburg & had attended Vienna Baptist Church. She worked previously as a housekeeper for Shutz; formerly waitress; formerly at Morgan’s Canning Factory; formerly at Scottsburg Novelty & Burt’s Pharmacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerald E. “Cap” Bridgewate; son Butch; brothers Walter, Alton, Kern, Arthur, Newton, Ham, Seldon & Adam; sisters Della Porter, Lourane Holtzclaw, Phyllis Cripe & Ruth Napier.
She is survived by her sisters, Hazel Palmer, Ohio, Mary Fugate, Kentucky; niece & caregiver, Lisa Huff, Plymouth and many nieces & nephews.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cravens Cemetery, Vienna Ind. Pastor David Carroll officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice Care in Plymouth c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.
On-line condolences may be left at www.stewart-hoaglandfuneral.


SANDRA S. SWOPE, 69 of Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on December 28, 1943 in Scottsburg, the daughter of the late Alvin W. and Dorothy V. (Boyd) Bishop. She was a former front desk clerk for the old Ramada Inn in Scottsburg, a member of the First Baptist Church, an avid golfer and a past Club Champion at Westwood Golf Course.
She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Scott Zollman.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Swope; a son, Brent Zollman of Louisville, Kentucky; a  daughter, Kim Combs of Saginaw, Michigan; two stepsons, Gary Swope of Scottsburg, and Brent Swope of Pasadena, California; a stepdaughter, Kathi Hackney of Seymour; two brothers, Ronald E. Bishop of Scottsburg and Jerry Bishop of Deputy; one granddaughter, Ava Zollman and a great-granddaughter, Honor.
A Celebration of Life was Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Cremation was requested with private burial at a later date in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorials contributions may be made to the Spinal Cord Society c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


VIRGINIA C. DENBO, 100, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Golden Guardian Care Center in Corydon.
She was born in Corydon on October 30, 1912 the daughter of Rawleigh and Anna Catherine Ostrander Cline.  She was a life long hairdresser and former owner of the former Old Capitol Beverage that she operated with her husband. She was a member of the VFW Auxillary and of Old Capitol United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard “Red” Denbo and her son-in-law John Graf.
She is survived by her daughter Marquita Graf  and her devoted sister Fern Neely both of Corydon; two grandchildren, Shane Graf (Stacy) of Floyds Knobs and Manda Bussabarger (Mike) of Corydon; three great-grandchildren, Claire Graf and Anna and Emma Bussabarger.
Funeral services were Monday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Rev. Andy Hanson officiated. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either Disabled American Veterans at PO Box 14301  Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301, or to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or to the charity of the donors choice.


AARON J. BLAKE, 40, Salem, died Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Robley Rex VA Medical Center Louisville.
He was born May 28, 1973 in Salem, the son of Barry J. Blake and Valerie J. (Cook) Blake. He was a self-employed Flooring Installer, served during the Gulf War in the U.S. Army, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1991 graduate of Salem High School. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Val & Tim Catlett and his father & stepmother: Barry & Tamala Blake and two brothers, Brian Blake and Derek Catlett all of Salem.
Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 17 at Dawalt Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Main officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 4567 Progress Drive Columbus, Indiana 47202.


CAROLYN “SIS” JOYCE EDWARDS SIMPSON, 56, Madison, died Thursday, August 15, 2013 at her daughter's residence.
She was born on September 15, 1956 in Madison to John ans Dorothy Massie Edwards. She was employed early in life with the U.S. Shoe Factory, Kroger Company and Little Champ. She also enjoyed babysitting and caregiving. She was a member of Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and St. John's United Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her son, James S. Miller and his wife, Sabrina of Hanover, Indiana; her daughters, Sarah Fahr and her husband, Shawn of Madison, Indiana and Josephine Miller of Madison, Indiana; her grandchildren, Allison Bright, Alexis Bright, Sophia Fahr, Eban Miller, Kylee Mahoney, Sydney Miller, Naveah Kent, Kobe Snyder & Erin Snyder; her sisters, Tina Scott and her husband, Allen of Hanover, Indiana, Mary Fox Bennett and her husband, Jerry of Madison, Indiana; her brother in laws and sisters in law, Josh White of Hanover, Indiana, Tracy Alan Simpson of Madison, Indiana, Andrew "Andy" Simpson of Madison, Indiana, Timothy Simpson and his wife, Kathy of Lexington, Indiana, Scott Simpson and his wife, Karin of Chicago, Illinois, Noel Simpson of Madison, Indiana; Crystal Ebley of Madison, Indiana, Bobbi Simpson and her companion, Joyce Pyles of Trimble County, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by husband, Patrick Lee "Pat" Simpson, sister, Holly White , grandparents, Sam and Josephine Massie, grandparents, Paul and Emma Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Graveside services will be at 10 am on Tuesday, August 20, at Hebron Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and Monday from 9:00 am until the time of service.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Carolyn Simpson Memorial Fund.


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