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Obituaries December 25, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

CODY ROBERT DEAN, 23
MARISSA G. TYREELL, 18
PATRICK ANDREW GRACE, 31
DEBORAH GAY “DEBBIE” SMOLARCZYK, 44
RAPHEL MARTIN GRAY, 92
JACOB M. “JAKE” ENGLE, 89
RODNEY R. HOUSTON, SR., 85
HAZEL MAE MINER, 79
ROBERT L. DENNY, 83
JOSEPH “PAPS” MELVIN ROMANS, 75
MILDRED BROCK, 80
MANUEL CLAY DAVIS, 52
BEN K. JENKINS, 81
CARL GLEN HALL, 67
CHARLES F. “C.F.” MANN, 87

CODY ROBERT DEAN, 23, of Charlestown, died Monday December 16, 2013 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
He was born on November 20, 1990 in Louisville to Gary and Brenda Hogue Dean, of Charlestown. He worked in computer service.
Other survivors include brother; Chad Wesley Dean of Charlestown, IN, grandmother; Rella Hogue, of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.  Visitation take place after 10 am on Friday at the funeral home.
Online expressions may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


MARISSA G. TYREELL, 18, of Sellersburg, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Swainsboro, Ga.
She was born on August 15, 1995 in Louisville.
Survivors include her parents, James B. and Sherry Tyrrell; sisters, Miranda Durbin and Breanna and Hayley Patterson; grandparents, Mary and Paul Thompson, Mark Propes, Roy and Vickie Greer, and Bert and Kathy Tyrrell.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 PM on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home. Her Funeral Service will be at 2 PM on Friday with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


PATRICK ANDREW GRACE, 31, of New Albany, died Friday, November 22, 2013.
He was born on July 17, 1982 in Morehead, Ky.
Survivors include his wife, Brittany Grace; sons, Hunter Monroe Grace and Noah Benjamin Grace; parents, Jack & Diana Grace; brother, Lee Grace; grandmother, Anne Caudill.
A Memorial Gathering will take place starting at 1 pm on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Silver Heights Camp (501 Camp Avenue, New Albany) with a Memorial Service immediately following at 2 pm.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


DEBORAH GAY “DEBBIE” SMOLARCZYK, 44, Madison, died Monday, December 16, 2013 at King's Daughters' Hospital.
She was born on October 13, 1969 in Madison to John Smolarczyk and Dinah Handlon. She was a machine operator at Hilex Poly in North Vernon and was a U.S. Marin veteran of the Gulf War.
Survivors include her mother, Dinah Handlon and her companion, Jerry Beech of Madison, Indiana; her father and step mother, John Smolarczyk and his wife, Mary of Madison, Indiana; her daughter, Tristyn Cheyne Smolarczyk of Madison, Indiana; her loving brothers, Aaron Smolarczyk of Madison, Indiana, Jerry Lynn Smolarczyk and his wife, Dianna of York, Virginia; her paternal grandmother, Anelia Smolarczyk of Madison, Indiana; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Handlon Jones of Madison, Indiana; her step brother, Jason Anderson and his wife, Natalie of Baltimore, Maryland; her step sister, Jennifer Munsey and her husband, James of Tawson, Maryland; her nephews, Zavier, Anton & Ian; her niece, Jacinda; her step nieces, Tyler and Eve Anderson; her aunt and uncle, Jadwiga Baker and her husband, Tom; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Stanislaw Smolarczyk, her maternal grandfather, Kenneth Handlon, and her aunt, Pat Stockdale.
A private funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre. Burial will follow at 11 am on Saturday at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, with full military honors conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
A public visitation will take place on Friday at the funeral home from 4 pm until the time of services.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Deborah Smolarczyk Memorial Fund.


RAPHEL MARTIN GRAY, 92, of Henryville, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at his home.
He was born October 16, 1921 in Lawrence County, Tenn., to the late Julious and Ida Wildman Gray. He farmed all of his life and worked over 18 years for the department of corrections in the youth camp in Henryville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of Henryville Community Presbyterian Church, and the American Legion in Henryville.
Survivors include his wife, Frances M. Abbott Gray; his daughters, Donna Miller and Linda Mullins, both of Henryville; his grandchildren, Rhonda Engelsen and Shirley Miller, both of Martinsville, Ind., Kim (Kevin) Cardwell of Louisville, and Brian  (Heather) Mullins of Henryville; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, his sisters, Helen Norman of Lawrenceburg, Tenn. and Mary Emily Brown of Hodgenville, Ky. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Reverend Alex Becker will conduct funeral services at 11 am on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 4 to 8 pm, and after 9:00 AM on Friday. Both times at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFneralHomeonline.com.


JACOB M. “JAKE” ENGLE, 89, of Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, December 21, 2013, at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born in New Albany on September 23, 1924 to the late John E. and Julia Bezy Engle. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Church and was retired from Bruce Fox after 48 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Martha L. (Missi) Engle; children, Kathy Potts (Roy), Karen Sheriff (Mike), John Engle (Chris) and Karol Kupper (Michael); daughter-in-law, Tina Engle; sisters, Viola “Girlie” DeVore and Lorene Curtsinger (Ken); 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by his son, James “Bird” Engle; sister, Bertha Payne; and half-brothers, Charles and Mark Jefferson.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 pm on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Newcomer Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 1 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Mary’s Navilleton Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society (701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203).


RODNEY R. HOUSTON, SR., 85, Salem, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Salem Crossing.
He was born January 5, 1928 in Morrisville, Vt. to the late Roger Grand, Sr. and Gladys Robinson Houston. He was a retired Union Terrazzo Mason.
Survivors include his daughters: Dusty (Tom) Trumble of Tenino, Wa., Nancy (Robert) Beall of Lafayette, Laure (J.R.) Guntle and Vickie Sullivan, both of Salem; his sons: Rodney R. Houston, Jr. of Connecticut, Danny R., Bert and Lenny (Sandy) Houston, all of Salem; his brothers: Roger Grant Houston, Jr., Daniel Houston and Lyle Kemp; his sisters: Gloria Hampshear, Brenda Savage, Minni Lackard and Gladys Erdely; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife: Gladys Penny Foster Houston; his twin: Aubrey Houston; and his brothers: Leon and Mahlon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Dawalt Funeral Home. Burial followed at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.


HAZEL MAE MINER, 79, of Scottsburg died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on July 25, 1934 in Austin to the late Harold Sullivan and Martha M. Smith Sullivan-Mudd. She was the former owner and hairdresser at the old Town & Country Beauty Salon in Vienna, co-owner of the old Miner Equipment Sales & Service, former co-owner of the old Square Dance Barn and member of the Scott County Square Dance Association and co-owner of the Lake Iola Assisted Living.  She was also a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Miner; a son, Garry Miner and his wife Kathy of Scottsburg;  a brother, James H. Sullivan and his wife Sherri of Mexico; her granddaughters, Natalie Brown and her husband Mackey and Danielle Miner and her great grandchildren, Laney, Lakyn and Luke Brown and Noah Kemp.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at First Christian Church with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions: First Christian Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences: www.collinsfunerahome.net.


ROBERT L. DENNY, 83, of Pekin passed away Thursday, December 19 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 15, 1930 in Washington County to Irwin and Edna Tash Denny.  He was a retired farmer and maintenance worker for the Washington County Detention Center.  He was also an elder at South Liberty Church of Christ  and a former member of the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Lou Bishop Denny, his sons: Paul Denny of Sellersburg, David Denny of Salem and John Denny of Pekin, his daughter: Joyce Mendenhall of Jeffersonville, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother: James Denny and his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 23, 2013 at South Liberty Church of Christ.  Burial followed in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to:  ChildPlace  Highway 62  Jeffersonville, IN  47130 or Kingsfield Childrens Home  635 West Utica St.  Sellersburg, IN  47172.


JOSEPH “PAPS” MELVIN ROMANS, 75, of Scottsburg, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on November 6, 1938 in Fairbury, Ill. to the late Willie Melvin and Edna Cook Romans. He was a retired manager for Walmart Stores in Franklin, N.C., a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the Moose Family Center # 2324 in Scottsburg.
Survivors include his companion, Joyce Romans-Howze of Scottsburg; his stepdaughters, Sherri L. Volz (John) and Sheila K. Terrell (Gary LaFounatin), both of Scottsburg; his grandchildren, Bo Gray, Stephanie and Krista Roll and Tyler Halbert; and his great grandchildren, Jacob McIntosh and Madison Roll.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences: www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MILDRED BROCK, 80, of Crothersville, died Thursday, December 19, 2013 in Scott Villa Living Center.
She was born February 7, 1933 in London, Ky. to the late Tice Sturgille and Gracie Hubbard Sturgille. She attended the London Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her daughter: Lucillie McIntosh, Crothersville; brothers: Raymond Sturgille, Hamilton, Oh., Donnie Sturgille, Crothersville, and Elmer Sturgille, Seymour; sisters: Hettie Taulbee and Shirley Ratliff, both of Hamilton, and Phyllis Sturgille, Henryville; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Grandville Brock; children: Darlene, Bobby and Billy Davidson; brothers: Larry and Andrew Sturgille; sisters: Juanita Harris, Vercie Parson and Janie Howard.
Funeral Service were held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MANUEL CLAY DAVIS, 52, of Austin, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 11, 1961 in Hazard, Ky. to the late Billy Dunk Davis and Dorothy McIntosh Davis, who survives. He was a member of 4th Street Pentencostal Church in Austin.
Other Survivors include: his daughters: Danielle Davis, North Carolina and Amanda Absher, Kentucky; his brothers: Billy Gene and Kenneth Wayne Davis, both of Austin, and James Edward (Amy) Davis, Reddington, Ind. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 4th Street Pentencostal Church, with burial in the Spurgeon Cemetery.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BEN K. JENKINS, 81, Madison, formerly of Bethlehem, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Jeffersonville.
He was born on June 4, 1932 to Ulysses Grant and Mary Belle Head Jenkins. He was a retired farmer and formerly worked at the old ICI of Americas Inc. in Charlestown. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his brother, Ulysses “Dutch” Jenkins of Hibernia, Ind.and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sallie “Linda” Craigmyle; brothers, David, Wells and William Grant Jenkins.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Bethlehem.
Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ben may take the form of donations to Bethlehem Cemetery Association at P. O. Box 224, New Washington, In. 47162.


CARL GLEN HALL, 67, Charlestown, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
He was born January 29, 1946 in Danville, Ky. the son of Arnold G. and Catherine Spaw Hall. He was a retired Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic for E. I. DuPont in Louisville, and a member of North Charlestown Church of God and of the Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department where he held numerous positions and served for 50 years. He also served in the United States Army.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Tackett Hall; daughter, Kimberly Morgan(Paul) of Charlestown; mother, Catherine Hall of Charlestown; sisters, Rita Mauk and Patty Harbin both of Charlestown; brother, Gerald Hall of Louisville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold G. Hall and brother, Donald Wayne Hall.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Grayson Funeral Home, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, from 12 to 8 pm, and after 9 am at the funeral home on Friday until time of services.


CHARLES F. “C.F.” MANN, 87, Georgetown, died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in Shepherdsville, Ky. on July 27, 1926 to Walter B. and Myrtle Lanham Mann. He was retired from Ford Motor Company (KTP) after more than 30 years of service, and attended Highlander Pilgrim Holiness Church in Floyds Knobs.
Survivors include his wife: Doris Marie Mann of Georgetown; his sons: Dale Mann (Patty) of Georgetown, Barry Mann of New Albany, and Tom Mann (Cyndi) of San Antonio, Tex.; his daughter: Donna Elliott (Roger) of Georgetown; his sister: Lilly Stepro (Don) of Corydon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial take place at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 11 am to 8 pm and after 9 am on Friday at the funeral home.


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