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Obituaries - October 15, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 October 2008 00:00

SHIRLEY A. BRADING, 56
MILDRED ROSE SMOTHERS, 86
KEVIN "KAKE" M. UHL, 53
ALDA JEAN CECIL, 76
SHERMAN L. (WATERMELON MAN) FRALEY, 74
ELIZABETH L. MATTHEWS, 92
JEROME G. MILLER, 82
GEORGE L. ROSEBERRY, 88
LAURA NAPIER, 85
GARY CALDWELL, 53
DALE L. THOMPSON, 81
EARL OLES, 89
ANNA OTTERSBACH, 85
DALE C. COOMER, 32

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   ?   ?   ?    SHIRLEY A. BRADING, 56, Pekin, died Thursday, October 2 at her residence.
    She was a former nurse aide with Meadow View Health Care Center in Salem.
    Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Pendleton of Salem; two sons, Chad Brading of Pekin and Tony Brading of Norfolk, Virginia; two sisters, Anita Lessig of Salem and Geraldine Tompkins of Columbus; two brothers, Randy Lee of Salem and Bob Lee of Simpsonville, South Carolina, and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, October 6 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.


    MILDRED ROSE SMOTHERS, 86, Charlestown, died Sunday, October 5 at Green Valley Care Center.
    She was a retired bag room inspector at ICI and a member of First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her daughter, Helen Miles of Charlestown; two sons, Bobby Smothers of Henryville and Ephriom Smothers of Charlestown; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, October 9 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial at the Charlestown Cemetery.


   KEVIN “KAKE” M. UHL, 53, Greenville, died Friday, October 3 in London, Kentucky while fulfilling his life long passion of truck driving.
    He worked for his brother’s company, Uhl Trucking, LLC.
    Survivors include his son, Joshua Uhl; parents, Don and Louise; sister, Paula Jones; five brothers, Donnie, David, Tony, Craig, and Neil; companion, Kelly Coomer and nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, October 7 at St. Mary’s of Navilleton in Floyds Knobs with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Navilleton. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


   ALDA JEAN CECIL, 76, Georgetown, died Friday, October 3 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a secretary for the former Robert Deen Public Accounting Firm in Georgetown and was a member of Edwardsville United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Edward Cecil of Georgetown; two sons, Rusty Cecil of Georgetown and Scott Cecil of New Albany; daughter, Holli Hayes of Georgetown; brother, Leroy “Pete” Coakley of Marengo; five grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
    Services were held Tuesday, October 7 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the Edwardsville United Methodist Church Building Fund.


   SHERMAN L. (WATERMELON MAN) FRALEY , 74, Borden, died Monday, October 6 at his home.
    He was a truck driver for 60 years  and was employed at B&J Trucking, and was a member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg.
    Survivors include his fiancé, Dorothy Brewster of Campbellsburg; five daughters, Patricia Stovall of Louisville, Cindy Ramsey of Louisville, Charlotte Green of Borden, Penni Johnson of Louisville, and B.J. Phillips of Louisville; two brothers, Bobby Fraley of Fredericksburg and Wendell Fraley of Borden; brother-in-law, Bernard Brown of Shepardsville, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, October 10 at St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church with interment at St. Joseph Hill Cemetery. Garr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.


   ELIZABETH L. MATTHEWS, 92, Georgetown, died Monday, October 6 at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Georgetown Christian Church.
    Survivors include five sons, James Matthews of Newport News, Virginia, Charles and Edwin Matthews both of Georgetown, George Matthews of Attala, Alabama, and Thomas Matthews of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; daughter, Betty Lee of Georgetown; sister, Marie Hodges of Gadsden, Alabama; eleven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, October 9 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.


    JEROME G. MILLER, 82, New Albany, died Tuesday, October 7 at Lincoln Hills Heath Center in New Albany.
    He was a WWII Marine veteran, a life member of the American Legion Post #241 in Fort Wayne, where he was also an avid golfer and fisherman, and a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.
    Survivors include his twin sister, Germaine Day of New Albany; two brothers, Larry Miller of New Albany and Kenny Miller of Elizabeth, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
    Services were held Friday, October 10 at Holy Family Catholic Church with private burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Lanesville. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, 129 West Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN 47150.


    GEORGE L. ROSEBERRY, 88, Sellersburg, died Saturday, October 4 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    He was retired from the E.I. Dupont Company in Louisville, was an Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Norma J. Warman Roseberry; three sons, Greg and Danny Roseberry both of Sellersburg and Lonnie Roseberry of Georgetown; daughter, Maria Roseberry of New Albany; brother, Luke Roseberry of Anderson; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 8 at Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church in New Albany. Cremation was chosen. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church, 2725 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN 47150.


    LAURA NAPIER, 85, Austin, died on Sunday, October 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    Arrangements are pending at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.


    GARY CALDWELL, 53, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, October 8, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    He was born in Lexington, Ky., and was a member of Solid Rock Community Church in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include two sons, Matthew Caldwell of Williamsburg, Ky., and Andrew Caldwell of Corbin, Ky.; two brothers, Robert Caldwell of Hope and Richard Caldwell of New Albany; two sisters, Ann Lawson of West Lafayette and Sarah Baker of Borden; and a grandson.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, October 11, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
    Burial was in Rice Cemetery in Blocher.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


   DALE L. THOMPSON, 81, Madison, died on Wednesday, October 8, at Hanover Health and Rehab Center.
    A Jefferson County native, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a former Madison City Councilman as well as serving as county chairman for four years and then five terms as a County Councilman. He was in the business of artificial cattle breeding for nearly 20 years and retired in 1990 from the Carpenters Union, where he had been a member since 1968. He also worked later in life for Hadley Motors. He was a 50-year-plus member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodge. He had been a Lions Club member since 1956 and also held memberships in the American Legion, Scottish Rite, Antioch Grange and North Madison Christian Church.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Fern L. Smart; two sons, Don Thompson and Tony Thompson, both of Madison; a daughter, Janet Monroe of Deputy; a brother, Paul E. Thompson of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    A Masonic memorial service was held at the Lytle Funeral Chapel in Madison on Friday evening, October 10.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, October 11, at his church.
    Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison following military graveside honors performed by the American Legion Honor Guard.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Lions Cancer Fund of Indiana.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.LytleFuneralChapel.com.


   EARL OLES, 89, Hanover, died on Wednesday, October 8, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    Born in Roberts, Il., he had lived in Jefferson County for most of his life. He was a 1937 graduate of the old Lexington High School and he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.A farmer all of his life, he was an employee of Rexnord/Chainbelt in Madison, retiring there in 1981. He served a term on the Southwestern School Board and was a member of New Bethel United Methodist church, where he served on various committees.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Elaine Richmond; a son, Steven Duane Oles of Branson, Mo.; two daughters, Sharon Martin of Lexington and Judy Koontz of Madison; a brother, Bill Oles of Underwood; ten grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
    A private funeral service for the family was planned. Staff of the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit his church. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.


   ANNA OTTERSBACH, 85, Louisville, Ky., died on Wednesday, October 8, at a Louisville hospital after she was injured in a traffic accident on Sunday evening, October 5, south of Scottsburg.
    Formerly of Underwood, she was a retired employee of Bell South and was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Louisville and the Blue Army. She had formerly attended American Martyrs Catholic Church in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include four sons, Mike Ottersbach and Gary Ottersbach, both of Lexington, Bruce Ottersbach of Marysville and Jim Ottersbach of Underwood; two daughters, Mary Ann Burch of Otisco and Karen Meece of Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Francis G. Filburn and Richard Filburn, both of Louisville; a sister, Jane Roth of Louisville; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral mass was conducted on Saturday, October 11, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Louisville.
    Burial was in St. Andrews Cemetery in Louisville.
    Staff of the Owen Funeral Home in Louisville was in charge of arrangements.


    DALE C. COOMER, 32, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, October 8, at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    Born in Scottsburg, he served as a captain with the Johnson Township Volunteer Fire Department in Blocher and was an employee of Genpak L.L.C. in Scottsburg. He was a former reserve deputy for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Hillary L. Gabbard; a stepson, Trevor Combs of Scottsburg; his parents, Charles and Lois Coomer of Lexington; two brothers, Brent McVey of Scottsburg and Chucky Coomer of Lexington; four sisters, Pam Cross, Rettie Hopper and Tracey Fitzhugh, all of Scottsburg, and Melissa Colwell of Lexington; and his grandmother, Irene McLemore of Austin.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, October 11, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Mike Shuler officiated.
    Burial was in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

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