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Obituaries September 18, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00

GARY DUANE COOPER, 62,
JAMES E. COLWELL, 68
JOHN W. “JOHNNY” HOLLAND, 55
DONALD L. HARBESON, SR., 84
DOROTHY E. “DOTTY” ROSS, 86
JOHN MAX HOCHSTETLER, 84
RICHARD S. SWEENEY, 67
JOYCE HUTTSELL, 77
HOBART RAY CHASTAIN, 81
JEANNIE ANDREWS BENNETT, 64
CARL EDWARD ELLIOT, 94
BETTY JOSEPHINE KNOTTS SHUCK, 90
KAYLA LE'ANN HOLLIN, 26
RONALD DALE ZIEHM, SR., 56
CLEON J. GRIFFIN ROBERTS, 77

GARY DUANE COOPER, 62, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born January 10, 1951 in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Phillips Cooper of Salem, Indiana and son:  Gary Duane Cooper II of Sellersburg.  Other surviving family members are brothers: James Ronald (Mary) Cooper of Salem, Indiana and Wiley Ray Cooper of Salem, Indiana, father and mother-in-law:  Wendell and Joyce Phillips of Springville, Indiana, sister-in-law:  Kathy Phillips, brothers-in-law:  Kenny Phillips of Bedford, Alan (Marilyn) Phillips of Springville, Indiana and Doug (Lori) Phillips of Grantsburg, Indiana.  He is also survived by his Uncles and Aunts: Walter Tolliver of Annapolis, Maryland, Earl D. and Alice Miracle of Seymour, Indiana, Louise Tolliver of Seymour, Indiana, Turner and Edwynna Nolan of Bloomington, Indiana and Orville and Edna Jean Howard of Seymour, Indiana and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10AM with visitation beginning one hour before the service. Interment will follow at Kossuth Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 11, 2013 from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home  at 106 S. Shelby St. Salem, Indiana  47167. 


JAMES E. COLWELL, 68, Scottsburg, died Monday, September 9, 2013.
He was born August 23, 1945 in Hazard, Ky. to the late James H. Colwell and Mary F. Barnett, who survives. He was a driver for Irvin Material (IMI) and a member of Four Square Church in Crothersville.
Survivors include his wife: Sherry Colwell of Scottsburg; his son: D. Brock Colwell (Kristen), Scottsburg; his daughter: Lynn Murphy (Jim), Crothersville; his brothers: Jackie L Colwell, Scottsburg and Johnnie “Bud” Colwell, Ky.; his sisters: Donna S Campbell, Scottsburg and Patty A Fiscus, Lexington; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Scaffold Lick Cemetery.


JOHN W. “JOHNNY” HOLLAND, 55,  of Austin died Monday,  September 9, 2013  at his residence.
He was born June 15, 1958 in Cincinatti, Ohio, of the late Wayne  Holland  and Minnie  (Spicer) Holland.
Survivors include: Daughter: Andrea (Thad) Nay, Austin, Indiana Brother: Raymond Holland, KY Sisters: Judy Holland, Texas, Sharon Napier, Tenn, Irene Armesto, Michigan, and Becky Lawson, Indiana. He was preceded in death by: Brother, Thurman Holland and a sister, Patsy Napier and his parents.
Funeral Service will be at  1:00 pm Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Don Watts officiating. Visitation will be 10:00am to 1:00pm Thursday. Burial will be in the New Providence Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


DONALD L. HARBESON, SR., died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Corydon on March 24, 1929 to Claude, Sr. and Effie Gehlbach Harbeson. He was an employee of Brown & Williamson in Louisville for 25 years and retired from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville as maintenance and groundskeeper after 20 years where he was also a member and was an Army veteran.
He is survived by five sons- Roger Harbeson (Karen) of Georgetown, Donald Harbeson, Jr. (Kimberly) of Lexington, Ky., Neil Harbeson (Lisa) of Prairieville, La., Thomas Harbeson (Bobbie) of Floyds Knobs and Kevin Harbeson (Paula) of Greenville; his daughter- Mary Smith (Steve) of Lanesville; his brother- Joe Harbeson of Corydon; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Theresa Bezy Harbeson, eight brothers and five sisters.
A funeral mass will be held Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville. Father Robert St. Martin, Father John Fink and Father Frederick Dennison will be the celebrants. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 15, from 12 to 8 pm and after 9 am on Monday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home.
There will be a prayer service at the funeral home in Georgetown on Sunday evening at 7:30 pm. There will be military rites at the graveside.
Pallbearers will be Matthew, Bradley, Patrick, David, Adam, and Josh Harbeson, Chris Oskins and Doug Stewart.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either Hosparus or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville.


DOROTHY E. “DOTTY” ROSS, 86, Charlestown, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Kentuckiana Medical Center.
She was born on January 24, 1927 to Mr. and Mrs. William S. Voiles on a Decatur County Indiana farm. She taught music and English in the Greater Clark and Fayette County Indiana schools. She was the choir director for the First United Methodist Church of Charlestown for over fifty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma International, and a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ross, who passed away in 1995. She taught music and English in the Greater Clark and Fayette County Indiana schools. She was the choir director for the First United Methodist Church of Charlestown for over fifty years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma International, and a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher Association.
Survivors include her son, Brian Clark Ross of Charlestown; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Dr. Paul Cleeter of Plymouth, Ind.; many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 11am to 8pm, and after 9am on Tuesday.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the First United Methodist Church Music Department.
Online condolences can be sent www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


JOHN MAX HOCHSTETLER, 84, died August 20, 2013 in Punta Gorda, Fla.
He was born April 14, 1929 in Clay City, Ind.  He was a Retired School Administrator for Orange County Public Schools in Orange County, Fla. He retired in 1991 and moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Punta Gorda, Florida. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Fredericksburg.
He is survived by a sister, Ann H. Hayes (Donald); four children, Sue H. Liming (Dick), Richmond, Ind.; Bryant Max Hochstetler, Salem; Dennis Wayne Hochstetler (Mary Jane), Milltown; Mary Allison Webb (Larry), Longwood, Fla.; two grandchildren, Jesse Lee Hochstetler (Amanda), Corydon and Amanda Marie Hochstetler, New Albany and two great-grandchildren, Landon Lee Hochstetler and Baylee Grace Hochstetler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Hobson and Hazel Margaret Hochstetler; Siblings, James Dean Hochstetler, Ruth Ellen Adler, Donald Ray Hochstetler, and Harry Jan Hochstetler; wife of 54 years, Joie Lane D. Hochstetler; and great grandson Lucas Spark Hochstetler (infant).
A celebration of life will be held at St. John’s Church in Buckskin, Ind. on October 5, 2013 at 11 am. Burial will take place in Palmyra Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation at the church will be from 9 am (Central Time) until the time of services.
The family requests no flowers. Memorial gifts may be given to: The Salvation Army, Moffitt Cancer Centers, Kosair Children’s Hospital Charities, or St. John’s Church in Buckskin, Ind.


RICHARD S. SWEENEY, 67 of Jeffersonville died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 15, 1946 in Jeffersonville the son of John N. and Thelma Reich Sweeney. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Jeffersonville.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Robinson Speth Sweeney; step-daughters, Paula Kessler(James) Jeffersonville and Rhonda Rinker(David) Elizabeth, Ind.; step-sons, Daniel Speth(Liz) Jeffersonville, Randy Speth(Angie) Floyds Knobs and Kevin Speth(Angie) LaGrange, Ky.; brother, John H. Sweeney, Lanesville; half-sister, Anita Olson, Charlestown; half-brothers, Ronnie Van Pelt, Otisco and Donnie Van Pelt, Cincinnati, Oh.; 13 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and after 12 noon on Tuesday until time of service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to the First Christian Church of Jeffersonville, 3209 Middle Rd, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


JOYCE HUTTSELL, 77, of Charlestown, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at her home.
She was born on May 31, 1936 in Letcher County, Ky. to Gayle and Dana Smith Ison.  She was a former secretary and a former employee of A-1 Tax and a member of the Hibernia Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband Andrew Huttsell, sons; Robby Huttsell of Nashville, Tenn. and Dale Huttsell of Charlestown, daughters; Andrena Bruner of Charlestown, Tamara Knotts of Jeffersonville and Jonnie Andres of Charlestown, and 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


HOBART RAY CHASTAIN, 81, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Georgia.
He was born July 19, 1932 in Campbellsburg to Harold C. and Mary Brown Chastain.
Survivors include his daughter: Donna Aley of Vancouver, Wash., two step-sons:  Barry Lee Herrington of Henderson, Nev. and Garnett Ray Herrington of Vancouver, Wash., two brothers:  Tom and Dennis Chastain both of Salem, a sister:  Lou Ann Hamilton of Salem, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son:  Jeffery Scott Chastain, five brothers:  Jimmy, Marvin, Hubert, Merle and Melvin Chastain, and two sisters:  Rhetta Durden and Betty Hardin.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at Old Union (Lost River) Primitive Baptist Cemetery in Campbellsburg.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 to 1:30 pm at Weathers Funeral Home.


JEANNIE ANDREWS BENNETT, 64 of Scottsburg, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on February 18, 1949 in Statesville, N.C., to the late James Claude and Louise  (Foster) Andrews. She was a homemaker and also formerly worked as a secretary and school bus driver.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ruth Farr and her husband Billy of Austin;  a son, James Bennett of Boone, N.C.; a sister, Sue Moore and her husband Floyd of Valle Crucis, N.C.;  an aunt, Janice Foster of Boone, N.C.; four grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah Farr and William and Elliott Bennett, several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Carl Bennett, her parents, grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 6 to 8 pm Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.  Cremation was requested and burial will be at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Blowing Rock, N.C.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CARL EDWARD ELLIOT, 94, Hardinsburg, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born on July 25, 1919 in Fredericksburg to Alonzo Oscar and Mary Pennington Elliott. He was a World War II veteran, and worked as a radio operator in Austria, Germany and France.
Survivors include his wife: Ruth Jesse Eillott; his children: Madalyn Schott (Edward), Carol Hoar (Robert) and Carl Allan Elliott (Mary); five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and his sister: Vivian Raeinhardt. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters: Lucille VanCleave, Ilene Ellis and Merle Ransom; and his brother: Elmer Elliott.
Funeral services will take place at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Love Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Kays Chapel Cemetery in Fredericksburg.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kays Chapel Cemetery Association, 6891 W. US Hwy 150, Fredericksburg, IN 47120.


BETTY JOSEPHINE KNOTTS SHUCK, 90, of Hanover, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Thornton Terrace.
She was born January 14, 1923 in Parsons, W. Va., to Marie Auvil Knotts, who preceded her in death.
She worked in Los Angeles as a research chemist during World War II. From 1957 to 1983 she taught high school math in Versailles, and Vevay, English at Southwestern High School, then French for twenty years at Scottsburg High School.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandi (Jack) Webster, Andrea (Bill) Tarpley, and Candi (Marc) Gray. She had seven grandsons, one granddaughter and five great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her second husband, Bill Shuck.
The family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life. At her request no services are planned.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to: The Family of Betty Shuck, 7474 Riverside Drive, Madison, IN 47250. Woodlawn-Vail Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements and all family condolences can be left at www.VailFuneralChapel.com.
The family wishes to thank those who cared for our mom at Thornton Terrace, as well as Janet Morecraft, Kathy Spurgeon and Hospice of South Central Indiana.


KAYLA LE'ANN HOLLIN, 26,  of Scottsburg, died Saturday,  September 14, 2013  at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 22, 1987 in Louisville.
Survivors include: her husband: Larry W. Hollin of Scottsburg; Sons: Larry Quentin and Joshua Hollin, both of Austin, Indiana; Daughter: Kera Hollin of Austin; Brother: William Hurt of Scottsburg; Parents:  Willie  Hurt and Rita  Combs Hurt of Austin.
Funeral Service will be at  11:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Combs Cemetery in Austin.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Wednesday  and after 9 am Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


RONALD DALE ZIEHM, SR., 56, Clarksville, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Jeffersonville.
He was born on June 13, 1957 in Scottsburg, the son of Paul Edward and Norma Jean (Stone) Bussey. He was raised in Charlestown and had worked at Metal Sales in New Albany. He was a member of the American Legion Post #335, VFW Post # 1427 and Scott County Conservation Club all in Charlestown. He was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed his family and watching TV. He married Sonja Louise Ross in Charlestown on April 15, 1982 and she preceded him in death on June 9, 2013.
Survivors include daughters, Debra (Jason) Young of Westport and Erin (Jose Arroyo Garcia) Arroyo of Clarksville; son, Ronald Dale Ziehm, Jr. of Charlestown; sisters, Sharon Ponce of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Kathy (Cecil) Pierce of Charlestown, Mary (Bill) Lesnet of Scottsburg, Janice Hughes of Kentucky; brothers, Todd (Cathy) Ziehm and Edward Bussey both of Charlestown, Bill (JoAnn) Williams of Louisville, Kentucky and Larry (Rose) Williams of Kentucky; grandchildren, Mario Ziehm and Emily Arroyo Garcia of Clarksville, Mikayla Young and Cheyenne Young of Westport; niece, Jennifer Griggs of Lexington, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sonja Louise Ziehm.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Main Cross Independent Baptist Church in Charlestown with Pastor Charlie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Creek Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Visitation will from Noon until time of service at 2 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bass & Gasper funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com.


CLEON J. GRIFFIN ROBERTS, 77, Madison, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born on February 24, 1936 in Madison to Howard James and Blanch O. Wise Griffin. She had worked for King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison as a department secretary for the radiology department. She also worked as dietary clerk and central supply clerk, retiring with twenty years of service. She last worked in clerical with Work One. She was a member of Jefferson Post 9, of the American Legion Auxiliary and Resurrection Lutheran Church.
Survivors include daughter, Dariel V. Courtney and her husband, Keith of Madison; her son, Vincent D. Roberts and his wife, Anne of Hanover; her sister, Ruth A. Rogers of Bedford; her grandchildren, Danielle Smith, Brandon Smith, Jared V. Roberts, Brittany L. Shaffstall (Matt), Erin E. Kindle (Doug) and Austin Courtney; her adoring great grandchildren, Bryleigh Shaffstall, Lillian Shaffstall, Sage Kindle Alex Kindle and Zaylor Smith; her brother in law, Ralph Rogers of Hanover; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Darnell William Roberts; her brother, James Leroy Griffin; her sister, Dorothy "Dot" Eades; and her brother in law, Gailord Eades.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, September 15, 2013, at 3:00 pm, by Dariel Courtney and Vincent D. Roberts at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at Bayless Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will take place on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes or the King's Daughters' Hospital Foundation.


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