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Obituaries May 21, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:00

DEBBIE “NANNY” KEIRAN, 60
WILLIAM T “TINY” BOWEN, 71
LEAETTA F. BANET, 86
DONAH LAVERNE GIBSON, 60
LESTER R. ANDERSON, 60
KENNETH SIZEMORE, 72
MARNA J ELMORE, 53
JULIA GWIN, 82
BRENDA FLORENCE BARRETT, 58
SHIRLEY PEASE, 70
GERALD (JERRY) RAY ANNIS, 71
R. GREGORY DECAMP, 58
ROBERT TODD SMITH, 42
DONNIE LEWIS, 63
ANN (CARRON) GARNER, 56
DOROTHY (AMOS) ROBERTSON, 85
VEACHEL R. (WILKERSON) UNDERWOOD, 80
JOHN C. WILLIAMS JR., 85

 

DEBBIE “NANNY” KEIRAN, 60, of Charlestown, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Charlestown.
She was born on April 20, 1954, in Clarksville. She previously worked at the University of Louisville Hospital for 13 years as the Medical Staff Coordinator and was most recently a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Donald Hickerson; a daughter, Dana Clifford; and a granddaughter, Dana Mullins.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years Brian Keiran; three daughters, Michelle Mullins; Rachael Stacey and her husband Steven; Leigh Clifford; her mother, Doris Hickerson; two sisters, Anita Pettit and her husband Johnny; Donna Hickerson; six grandchildren, Rachael Lewis and her husband Donnie, Michael Stacey, Tristan Mullins, Jimmy Stacey, Brianna Clifford, Keira Clifford; and a great-grandson, Bryan Lewis.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Sellersburg, with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3-8 PM, at Legacy Funeral Center in Jeffersonville, and on Friday from 9-10 AM, at St. Paul Catholic Church.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.LegacyIndiana.com


WILLIAM T “TINY” BOWEN, 71, Underwood died May 10, 2014.
He was born May 28, 1942 the son of Lee Emery Bowen & Anna E (Collins) Bowen. He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Schneider Trucking.
Survivors include a son, Larry Bowen, Scottsburg; a step-son, Don Melchar, Xenia, OH; a step-daughter, Laurie Harbold (Roger), Underwood; brothers, Ward Bowen (Earleen), Scottsburg and Lee Bowen (Mary Lou), Scottsburg and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step daughters Michelle Melchar, Karen Melchar and Roberta Curray.
No visitation and no service is scheduled. Burial will take place at Sodom Cemetery in Underwood.
On-line condolences may be left at www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


LEAETTA F. BANET, 86, died Monday, May 13, 2014 at Lincoln Hills Nursing Home in New Albany.
She was born in Orange County, IN on August 19, 1927 the daughter of Monroe and Rutha M. Smith Stout.  She had been a part time employee for the school in Galena working in the cafeteria and also was a housekeeper for Sheffield Apartments.  She was a past member of the Scottsville Christian Church in Floyds Knobs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond K. Banet and son Steve Banet.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Banet (Rose) of Georgetown, Ronald Banet (Debbie) of Galena, Glenn Banet (Tracy) of Charlestown, Leon Banet (Thelma) of Corydon; a sister, Freida Keith of New Albany; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.  Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery in Edwardsville.  Visitation will be from 1 PM – 8 PM Saturday and after 9 AM – 2 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Lincoln Hills Nursing Home in New Albany.


DONAH LAVERNE GIBSON, 60, of Austin, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at her residence.
She was born October 24, 1953 in New Albany, the daughter of the late Charlie Aubon Swartz and Syble Montll (Butler) Hardin. She was married Jan 31, 1998 to Faron L. Gibson, who survives. She was a retired operator for Austin Tri Hawk in Austin, and also retired laborer from Genesis Plastics in Scottsburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Butch Swartz.
Survivors include her husband, Faron L. Gibson; two daughters, Tamara Nanette Parker of Elizabeth, Indiana & Charlotte Killey of Scottsburg, Indiana; three sons, Steve Stroud of Georgetown, Gary Jones of New Albany, Charles Jones of Austin & Faron Gibson, Jr. of North Vernon; three sisters, Alice Lowrey of Elizabeth, Rose Craig of Columbus & Audrey Bernice Edwards of Louisville; a brother, Bill Swartz of New Albany and 15 grandchildren.
Memorial service will be at 11 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


LESTER R. ANDERSON, 60, Pekin, died Monday, May 12, 2014, in the Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
Born March 19, 1954 in Fort Houston, Virginia, he was the son of Franklin and Georgia (Dotson) Anderson. He was a retired member of the Indiana Laborer's Local 795 and attended the First Baptist Church of Pekin. He served in the Indiana National Guard, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a member of the New Providence Masonic Lodge #237 F. & A.M.
He married Anna M. (Hortenberry) Anderson, who survives.
Also surviving are son, Jamie Anderson, Pekin; his father, Franklin Anderson, Pekin; two sisters, Theresa (Robert) McCarty and Darlene (Kenny) Hall, Pekin; brother, James "Dale" (Toni) Anderson, Pekin and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and wife Freida Fox Anderson.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 am to 1 pm Friday. Interment at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mt. Washington Cemetery Fund C/O Bonita Kruer 440 South Gobbler Knobb Road Pekin, Indiana 47165.


KENNETH SIZEMORE, 72 of Charlestown, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home.
He was born on May 20, 1941 to Shelby and Ola Mae White Sizemore in Hyden, Ky and was a army veteran and a former painter.
Survivors include his sons, Scott, George and Franklin all of Otisco; daughters, Laura Sizemore of Jeffersonville, Tracy Woods of Charlestown, Ida Mae Sizemore of New Albany, sisters, Juanita Roark of Otisco, Helen Francesconi of Naples, FL, and Ruth Ann Henry of Marshall, IL; brothers, Jack Sizemore of Terre Haute and Charlie Sizemore of Hibernia, IN, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday May 18, 2014 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be after 12 pm on Sunday.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARNA J ELMORE, 53, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at IU Methodist Hospital Indianapolis.
She was born October 19, 1960 the daughter of Robert and Ann Lou Nantz. She was a 1979 graduate of Salem High School.
She is survived by her husband Douglas Elmore, a son AJ Elmore of Henryville, son Robbie Batchelor of Salem, son Doug Elmore Jr of Jeffersonville and son Paul Elmore of Underwood. She is also survived by her Mother Ann Lou Nantz of Salem and Brother Mark Nantz of Salem.
She was preceeded in death by her father Robert Nantz.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Weathers Funeral Home . Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9a.m. until time of service.


JULIA GWIN, 82, of Austin, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Scott Villa Living Center Scottsburg.
She was born March 16, 1932 in Breathitt Co., KY, of the late Allen Henson and Nannibell (Turner) Henson. She was married to Tom Gwin, who died. She was a member of Broadway Church of God Austin.
Survivors include her sons, Garvey Henson, Tennessee and Kelly White, Tennessee; daughter, Mitty White, Tennessee; brother, Carl Henson, Breathitt County, Kentucky; sisters, Lucy Wagner, Scottsburg, Louella Stidham, Austin and Laura Riley, Austin. She is also survived by five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Friday, May 16, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BRENDA FLORENCE BARRETT, 58, of Austin, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
She was born July 26, 1955 in Jackson, KY, the daughter of Russell Barrett and Florence (Turner) Barrett. She was a member of Church of the New Covenant Austin.
Survivors include her parents, Bob & Florence Barrett, Austin; sisters, Joy (Scott) Sedam, Charlestown and Dora (Mike) Jackson, Austin.
She is also survived by three nieces (Misty Dawn Burton, Brittney Burton, Ashleigh-Jo Wilkerson) and one great-niece, Abby Burton, and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral Service will be at 4 pm Friday, May 16, 2014 at Church of the New Covenant in Austin with Rev. Harold White & Rev. Mike Shuler officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 10 am Friday at Church of the New Covenant. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery Austin, Indiana.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


SHIRLEY PEASE, 70, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Harrison County Hospital.
She was born in Alton, on April 21, 1944 the daughter of Charles and Olive Atwood Archibald. She was a military wife for 14 years before retiring as a production worker for General Electric in Louisville.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Pease of Depauw; a son, Patrick Pease (Kristin) of Cedar Falls, Iowa; a daughter, Yolanda Collard (Jeffrey) of Depauw; six brothers, Joseph Archibald (Kelly), James Archibald (Cindy), Michael Archibald (Debbie), Steven Archibald (Sandy) all of Elizabeth and Leroy Archibald (Judy) of North Carolina and Johnathan Archibald (Vicki) of Georgetown.
She is also survived by four sisters, Donna Skaggs (Fred) of Ramsey, Jane Pendleton (Frank) of Elizabeth, Joann Skaggs (James) of Alton, IN and Rebecca Hamilton (Rick) of Ohio; four grandchildren, Zachary and Timothy Clemans and Paul and William Pease.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday a 12PM at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Pastor Frank Pendleton and Pastor Leroy Archibald will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home in Corydon on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM and from 9 AM until the service at 12 PM on Saturday.


GERALD (JERRY) RAY ANNIS, 71 of Henryville, died Wednesday May 14, 2014 at his home.
He was born in New Washington, on November 9, 1942 to Ray and Geraldine Annis.  He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in December 1965 and was an elder of the Charlestown Congregation.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his brother James “Ike” Annis.  He worked at Colgate for 26 years and spent the rest of his working life in wholesale and retail auto parts.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Nancy Boyd Annis; three daughters, Jennifer Dowhower (Rob), Melissa Cunningham (Chris) and Amy Miller (Jason).  He leaves two granddaughters, Baylee and Greta who were the light of his life.
The family has chosen cremation.
Grayson Funeral Home is making the arrangements.
There will be a Memorial service on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm at the Charlestown Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 12421 Highway 62 Charlestown, ith visitation from 12 pm to 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to “Jehovah’s Witnesses”.  Please send these donations to the address listed above.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


R. GREGORY DECAMP, 58, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on October 14, 1955 to Robert Clifton and Juanita (Bare) DeCamp in Clark County. He was a 1978 graduate of Purdue University, and was a Pharmacist by profession.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Juanita DeCamp.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Cinde (Beach) DeCamp; son, Robert Marion “Robbie” DeCamp and his girlfriend Kim “Kimmy” Snell of Clarksville; daughter, Emily DeCamp of Clarksville.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will begin on Friday from 3pm to 8pm, and after 9:30am on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


ROBERT TODD SMITH, 42, Martinsburg, died May 14, 2014.
He worked for Norfolk Southern as a Foreman Conductor. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Chapter 28. He also served as a Volunteer Firefighter for Jackson Twp. where he was Chief of the Department. He then went on to serve for the Monroe Twp. Fire Department in Washington County.
He is survived by his step-father and mother Forrest and Beverly Terhune; a brother Tyler Smith and sister, Morgan Smith; an uncle Morris Rousey and his family; his father, Carl Smith.
Funeral Services will be held at Love Funeral Home on Monday May 19th at 11:00 am with a visitation beforehand starting at 9:00 am. Visitation will be held on Sunday May 18th starting at 3:00 pm till 8:00 pm.
Interment will be at Martinsburg Cemetery


DONNIE LEWIS, 63 of Charlestown, died Thursday May 15, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on October 20, 1950 to Theodore and Bertha Neal Lewis in Jeffersonville. He was a carpenter by trade and formerly attended Northside Christian Church in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife Betsy Decker Lewis of Charlestown; daughters, Tamy Fuld (Randy) of Charlestown, Amanda Lewis (Eric) of Jeffersonville, Janet Greanleaf (David) of New Washington; sisters Wanda Lathem, Doris Burchett, Joyce Cissell and Linda Mathews all of Charlestown, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Donnie Lewis Jr.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and again on Tuesday after 9:00am until time of the service with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


ANN (CARRON) GARNER, 56, of Floyds Knobs, died Thursday, May 15, 2014.
She was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She was born March 8, 1958 in Biloxi, Mississippi to the late Fred P. and Cecilia S. (Saxon) Carron. She was a mother, sister, and wife.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, William “Bill” H. Garner III, M.D.; children, William “Billy” Garner IV and his wife, Dulce, Paul Garner and his girlfriend, Lyndsay Carr, and Mary Garner and her boyfriend, Brian Casey; grandchild, Quentin Garner; and brothers, Richard and Michael Carron.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church (129 West Daisy Lane, New Albany, IN 47150) with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Personal Counseling Services (1205 Applegate Lane, Clarksville, IN 47129).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


DOROTHY (AMOS) ROBERTSON, 85, a life-long resident of Henryville, died on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
Born on August 13, 1928 in Floyds Knobs, she was the daughter of Kearny & Mageline (Reynolds) Amos who are both deceased. She was a domestic engineer, a member of Henryville United Methodist Church where she attended all of her life and a 1946 Henryville High School Graduate. In January of 1945, she married Marshall Robertson in Henryville. He passed away on December 24, 1991.
Survivors include her children, a daughter, Brenda Smallwood of Henryville,a son, Dale (Jeanette) Robertson of Henryville, five grandchildren, Scotty Ashby of Riverview, FL, Amber Robertson of Scottsburg, Brittany Robertson, Autumn Robertson, and Samantha Riley all of Henryville, one great-granddaughter, Breanna Lucas, and a companion, Bill Jordan of Sellersburg.
A son, Robin Robertson, her husband Dale, and a brother John Amos preceded her in death.
Rev. Gary Cooper will conduct Funeral services at noon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Henryville United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, May 19, 2014 and after 9:00 AM at Henryville United Methodist Church on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be given to Henryville United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be given in Memory of Dorothy at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


VEACHEL R. (WILKERSON) UNDERWOOD, 80, of Pekin, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pekin. She was born on May 23, 1933 in Taylor County, Kentucky to the late Willie C. and Ada M. (Lemons) Wilkerson.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Burton “Burt” Underwood; sister, Velma Opal Catlett; and brothers, Jesse and Robert Wilkerson.
She is survived by her children, Patty Bryant (Steve) and Bill Underwood (Jackie); grandchildren, Kayla Bryant (fiancé, Alex), Derek Bryant (Michelle), and Joshua Underwood (Emily); and great grandchildren, Raiden Burton Bryant and Noah Anthony Fundora.
Visitation will be from 12 to 8 PM on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Tuesday after 12 PM. Her Funeral Service will be on Tuesday at 2 PM at the funeral home with burial to follow at Bethel Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (701 West Muha-mmad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomerkentuckiana.com.


JOHN C. WILLIAMS JR., 85, Salem, died Saturday, May 17 at his home.
He was born April 13, 1929 in Norfolk, Virginia the son of John C. Williams Sr. and Lillian Owens Williams. He was a retired Commercial Fisherman. He was a member of Salem (High Street) Church of Christ and Friends of the Library. He was a volunteer for Old Settler’s Days.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Zink Williams. They were married May 26, 1990. He is also survived by two step-sons: James Tabor Jr. (Judy) of Salem and Jon Eric Tabor of Coinjock, North Carolina, a step-daughter: Lynne Neal (Bruce) of Norfolk, Virginia, nine step-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 6:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home with Danny Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 3-6PM Tuesday. Burial will be private.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to Salem Church of Christ, Hosparus of Southern Indiana, Friends of the Library or Steven’s Museum.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 10:46