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Obituaries December 18, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 December 2013 00:00

BILL R. PREWITT, 77
HELEN C. VANMETER, 78
OTIS J. BEGLEY, 67
MERLE C. BROWN, 99
LONNIE R. SPICER, 74
JAMES A. “JIMMY” WEBSTER, 66
JAMES T. LINDERMAN, SR., 73
BILLY G. ASHABRANER, 70
CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MCMILLAN, 41
ASHLEY DAWN HARBOLD, 24
JUANITA P. LYLE SHULER PORTER, 73
CHARLES J. GREBETZ, 92
MARIE MARTIN, 81
RENITA GAYLE FOUSE, 54
GLENNA MAE COLWELL WRIGHT, 66
HELEN L. WEHNER RITCHIE, 98

BILL R. PREWITT, 77, of Lexington, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on February 10, 1936 in Grant County, Ky., to the late Clarence and Gladys (McGrew) Prewitt.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 181 in Henderson, Ky., also co-owner of the old Prewitt Construction Company in Scottsburg, was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church near Lexington, and was a veteran of the Indiana Army Reserves in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Prewitt; a son, Dan Prewitt of Lexington;  three daughters, Connie Rose and her husband Chuck of Scottsburg, Tracy Wells and her husband Glen of Lexington, and Shelby Boley and her husband Roger of Scottsburg;  a sister, Judy Samples and her husband Ronnie of Austin; her granddaughters, Christa West (Evan), Laura Justice (Tristan) and Carmen Boley; five great grandchildren, and several generations of nieces and nephews, including David, Travis and Chet Wilson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Wilson.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Friday at First Baptist Church with burial in Estil Cemetery.
Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, IN and after 9 am Friday at the church.
Memorial Contributions: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


HELEN C. VANMETER, 78, of Charlestown, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born August 28, 1935 in Scottsburg to George and Mary Beckett Brishaber. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and worked at Phillip Morris in Louisville.
Survivors include, two children, a daughter, Karissa D. VanMeter of Charlestown, a son, James A. VanMeter of Sellersburg, 3 grandchildren, Christopher D. Zollman of Scottsburg, Marissa D. Zollman of Paoli, Haley R. VanMeter of Hollywood, FL, 6 great grandchildren, Julia T. Polley of Seymour, IN, Garrett L. Zollman of Scottsburg, Heavenly L. Zollman of New Albany, Dakota R. Zollman, Mikayla L. Doan, Allison P. Doan all of Paoli, and a sister, Catherine Rose of Underwood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis C. VanMeter, 2 brothers, James A. Brishaber and Calvin Brishaber, 1 brother in law, Meral Rose.
Pastor Charlie Jones will conduct funeral services at 11 am on Friday, December 13, 2013 with burial to follow at Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville and after 10 am on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Bunker Hill Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, Indiana 47126.


OTIS J. BEGLEY, 67,  of Austin, originally from Perry County, Kentucky died Wednesday,  December 11, 2013  at his residence.
He was born September 25, 1946 in Bowlingtown, KY.
He was a member of the Bowlingtown Heritage Association and he was a retired Chef.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Marie Robbins, who he married on December 22, 1997; sons: Jeff (Ann) Begley, Raleigh, N.C. and  David (Tonya) Begley, Cary, N.C. ; daughters: Kimberly (Richard) Starr, Youngstown, NC;  and  Jennifer (James D.) Coomer, Scottsburg; a brother, Terry Begley, Austin; sisters: Esther Parton, Indianapolis,   Bea Calloway, Madison and  Mary Ann Begley, Madison. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Ottis and Mary (Couch) Begley, grandparents Johnny and Vina (Wooten) Begley and his brother, Edgar Begley.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday December 14, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home with Cremation to follow.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MERLE C. BROWN, 99, Banner, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
He was born on June 5, 1914 in Pekin to the late Peter and Lula Lochenour Brown. He worked for Vulcan Hart and was a member of Big Spring Church of Christ.
Survivors include his sons: Lawrence and John Phillip Brown; his daughter: Susan Wetzel; his brothers: Elmo and Jessie Brown; his sister: Ruth McKinney; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Ruth Crim Brown; his son: David Brown; and his brothers: Oren, Arnold, Robert and Pete Donald Brown.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 13, 2013 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed in Martinsburg Cemetery.


LONNIE R. SPICER, 74, Palmyra, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Harrison County Hospital.
He was born in Jackson, Ky. He worked as a machine operator for 35 years at C. Lee Cook in Louisville.
Survivors include his wife: Wanda Spicer; his sons: Gary, Dwane and Tim Spicer; his daughters: Tammy Hill and Sherri Spicer; his step-children: Donna Stewart, Rita Walridge and Ricky Overstreet; his brothers: Cecil and Junior Spicer; his sister: Effie Smith; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, a brother, a daughter and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Love Funeral Home. Burial followed in Palmyra Cemetery.


JAMES A. “JIMMY” WEBSTER, 66, of Seymour, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home.
He was born on September 19, 1947 in Scottsburg to Chester A. and Lillian F. Hants Webster. He owned and operated Jim Webster Used Cars for 20 years and worked for Bob Poynter GM and Ford for 15 years. He worked as used car Manager until March of this year.
He is survived by his Patricia Ann Cathcart; his daughters, Sonya (Shannon) Smith of Scottsburg and Stephanie (Stacey) Jones of Lanesville, grandchildren: Cody Smith, Kelsey Smith, Hunter Cross, Lillian Jones, Coen Jones and Connor Jones; 3 brothers: Frank (JoAnn) Webster, Tommy (Diane) Webster, Ricky Webster and a large extended family. His parents, daughter, Lisa Michelle Webster; son, Timothy Brian Webster; a sister, Joyce Turner and brother, Chester L. Webster preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Burkholder Funeral Chapel, with burial in Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the James Webster Memorial Fund, at Old National Bank, through Burkholder Funeral Chapel.


JAMES T. LINDERMAN, SR., 73, of Lexington, formerly of New Albany, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
He was born on July 22, 1940 in New Albany to the late Chester D., I and Mary A. (Ballard) Linderman. He was a retired truck driver and a United States Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Northern) White-Linderman; children, James Linderman, Jr., Linda Linderman, Chris Linderman (Debbie), Charles Linderman, Michelle Willoughby (Justin); step-sons, Nicholas White (Michelle), Jonathan White; 6 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and a step great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Veron) Linderman; and son, Joseph Linderman.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Burial with military honors took place at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Rifle Association. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


BILLY G. ASHABRANER, 70, of Clarksville, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
He was born July 25, 1943 in Salem to the late Alvin and Esta Terrell Ashabraner. He was a horse trainer at Church Hill Downs and a published author. He was also a member of New Liberty Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Donna (Stanglewitz) of Clarksville, a daughter, Cindy (Brad) Bullock of Pekin, a son, Tod Ashabraner of Louisville, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and his sister, Betty (Jerry) Wingler of Salem. A brother, Buddy Ashabraner, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, with burial at New Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be given in memory of Billy to HBPA (National Horsemen’s Benevolence & Protective Association) c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences can be given to the family and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MCMILLAN, 41, of Charlestown, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Louisville.
He was born on December 8, 1972 in Pontiac, Mich. He worked for Jeff Boat as a welder for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Peck McMillan; children, Samantha & Christopher Jr.; parents, Peter and Cindy Hager Wells, Michael and Jean Gillette; and many aunts, uncles, friends and other relatives.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. A Private Burial was held at Charlestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Christopher McMillan Memorial Fund (checks payable to Mary Wells).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


ASHLEY DAWN HARBOLD, 24, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born October 9, 1989 in Jeffersonville to David Harbold and Danette Barrett Boyer.
Survivors include her son, Brenden Lee Smith, and her daughter, Hannah Kaylie Smith, both of Underwood.
Direct Cremation was chosen, No services or visitation have been scheduled.
Buchanan Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Online Condolences can be made at http://www.buchananfuneralhome.net/.


JUANITA P. LYLE SHULER PORTER, 73, Deputy, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born on March 26, 1940 in Scottsburg to Ambrose Ola and Nettie Lee Lyle. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Roy Oscar Shuler, Jr. and his wife, Bev of Louisville, and Danny R. Porter and his wife, Tona of Deputy; her daughter, Randy Shelton of Deputy; her grandchildren, Sara, Gary, Perry, Sarah, Chelsea, Jackie, and James; her step grandchildren, Clayton and Michael; her great grandchildren, Selena, Sierra, Greenleigh, Kortney, Austin, Johnmichael, & Zachary; her step-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty L. Saylor and her husband, Troy of Scottsburg, and Thelma Jane Shuler and her husband, Roger of Lexington; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Randy Porter, her sister, Norma Jean McNear, her half-sister, Lena Mae Aldridge, and her brothers, Bobby E. and James A. Lyle.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 16, 2013 at Lick Branch Baptist Church near Deputy. Burial followed in Lick Branch Cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Juanita Shuler Porter Memorial Fund.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre handled the arrangements.


CHARLES J. GREBETZ, 92, Scottsburg, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Jeffersonville.
He was born on June 4, 1921 in Columbus, Oh. to Paul and Karoline Szeiff Grebetz. He was a retired from the Columbus Dispate newspaper as a photo engraver and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife: Vivian J. Grebetz of Scottsburg; his daughters: Connie Levi (Kirk) of Amity, Ore. And Sheri Wirth (Matt) of Scottsburg; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 10 siblings.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home in Columbus, Oh. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Galloway, Oh.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of services on Monday.
Local arrangements are being handled by Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave, Columbus OH 43214 c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg IN 47170.


MARIE MARTIN, 81, of Henryville, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at her home.
She was born December 21, 1931, in Louisvilleto George and Mary (Link) Burkes. She retired from Krystal restaurant chain and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Tammy (Bernard) Hall of LaGrange, KY, Robert (Sue) Wardlow of Henryville, Alice Cardwell of Henryville, James (Rita) Pumphrey of Salem, Charles (Nancy) Terry of Big Clifty, Ky., several grandchildren and great grandchildren, her siblings, Betty Burkes of Kentucky, Helen Pallmitear of Florida, Joe Burkes of Kentucky, Richard Burkes of Florida, Lola Hall of Kentucky, Tina Webber of Kentucky, Diane Richardson of Kentucky, Gary Burkes of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Sue Olson, a son, Billy Ray Pumphrey, and eight siblings.
Cremation has been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville with a private graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Winter Garden, Fla.
Memorial donations may be given to Amedisys Hospice c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, Indiana 47126.


RENITA GAYLE FOUSE, 77, Hanover, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Davis Elderly Care Home.
He was born on May 2, 1936 in Saluda, Ind. to the late Carl and Addie King Turner. He worked early in life at Thompson Glass Dairy in Madison. He was later employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground in Madison, retiring as a proof director. After retirement, he worked for Chandler Chevrolet for several years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Bowyer Turner of Hanover; his daughter, Carole Evonne Koerner and her husband, Jess of Nabb; his son, Steven Bradley Turner and his wife, Jill of Lagrange; his grandchildren, Todd McGlothlin, Ryan McGlothlin, Madison Turner and Max Turner; his great grandchildren, Ryan Scott, Katelyn, Kelsie, Raylon, Landon and Talyah; his sisters, Evonne Siebenthal of Indianapolis, Judith Searcy and her husband, Jim of Sanders, Ky.; his brother, Wesley Turner of Hanover; his brother in laws, Dennis Bowyer of Saluda, Delano Bowyer of Brooksburg, Ind.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gale and Loren Turner; his sister, Lucile Harsin; and his brother in law, Eddie Bowyer.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at New Prospect Cemetery near Saluda, with full military honors at the graveside provided by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 am until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.


DARLENE BREWER, 54, of Charlestown, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at her home.
She was born July 27, 1959 in Louisville to Esmer and Ina Bell Bullock.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Fouse; daughter, Alisha Frickhoeffer of Charlestown; sons, Daniel Townsend of Bardstown, Ky. and Roman Townsend of Charlestown; step son, Joseph Fouse of Charlestown; brothers, Ray Bullock of Charlestown and Dwayne Bullock of Shelbyville, Ky.; grandchildren, Malachi and James Frickhoeffer, Kaeden and Daelynn Townsend and Madison Fouse.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 1 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11 am until the time of services on Thursday.


HELEN L. WEHNER RITCHIE, 98, of Madison, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born on March 26, 1915 in Jefferson County to the late Charles and Letha Kessler Wehner. She worked early in life at the Five and Dime Store in downtown Madison and was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Gwendolyn Kay Law and her husband, Billy of Madison; her sons,Darryl H. Ritchie and his wife, Patti of Hanover, Indiana, Charles F. Ritchie and his wife, June of Hanover; her sisters, Aneta and Carl Furnish of Madison, Phyllis Smith of Hanover, Letha Ebley Long of Hanover, Imogene Cline of Madison; her brothers, Harlen Wehner and his wife, Polly of Madison, Gerald Wehner and his wife, Ruby of Hanover; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, and three step-great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her her husband, Howard O. Ritchie; her brothers, Ernest Otto, Charles, Raymond and Leo Wehner.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens near Madison.
VISITATION: Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 18, from 4 to 8 pm, and on Thursday from 9 am until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wirt Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.


Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 12:15