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Obituaries May 28, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 May 2014 00:00

RALPH  CHASTEEN, 94
ANTHONY “TONY” RAGUSA, 77
JOHN MORGAN MASSIE, SR., 70
AMANDA N. HOLLOWELL, 35
BRUCE M. GRAY, 84
DAVID GWIN, 61
BRADLEY EARL DAVIS, 61
TOMMY B. SEXTON, SR., 84
BEVERLY SUE HOYT, 45
EDWARD J JOHNSON, 49
IDA MAY MORRIS, 98
PAMELA KATHERINE OBERTATE, 58
MILDRED F. "MICKEY" VANDEGRIFT, 62
MIKE MCCOSKEY, 64
RANDALL LEE DUVALL, 69
PAUL GILBERT, 82

 

RALPH  CHASTEEN, 94, Austin, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Veterans Adminstration Medical Center in Louisville.
He was born July 7, 1919 in Crothersville, of the late William Chasteen and Francis (Cade) Chasteen. He married Mary Nadine (Watson) Chasteen, who survives. He retired from Morgan Foods in Austin, after 57 years. He was a member of Austin Christian Church in Austin, and was a WW II veteran that served in Germany and France. A member of the VFW Post # 6582, Austin; American Legion Post, # 234 Scottsburg; Charter member of the Jennings Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. and served as chief for 1 year.
Survivors include: sons, Roger (Robin) Chasteen, Austin, and Joie (Lois) Bukowski, Austin. He is also survived by four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.; granddaughters, Lindsay Chasteen of Indianapolis, Lauren Chasteen of Austin; two grandsons, Ryan (Michelle) Bukowski of Nashville and Jason (Andi) Bukowski of Seymour; two great-grandsons, Eli and Henry Bukowski of Seymour and one step-great-grandson, Michael LeFiles of Orlando, FL and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother: Herman "Bill" Chasteen; three sisters, Wyna Jean "Pete" Davis, Margaret Frost and Avonelle "Toots" Meadow.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana  with Rev. Dave Huey officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Tuesday  and after 9 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
There will be a MIlitary Graveside conducted by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Memorials can be made to the VA Hospital Hopice in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ANTHONY “TONY” RAGUSA, 77, Sellersburg, died on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
He was born in Sicily, Italy and came to the states when he was 15 years old. He was a member of St. Paul's church, Mens Club, Optimist Club and a board member of Silver Creek Water Company.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Giovanni and Sebastiana Ragusa.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vickie Ragusa; three, John Ragusa (Kim) of Henryville, Tina Rogers (Kevin) of Memphis, and Lisa Stoner (Darren) of Sycamore, IL; six grandchildren, Josh, Bruce, Justin, Kari, Maria and Sam; one great-granddaughter, Jade; four siblings, Joe Ragusa (Rose), Nettie Falivene (Jerry), Alfred Ragusa (Elizabeth) and Rose Pontillo; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with entombment at Walnut Ridge Mausoleum.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 8 PM at Scott Funeral Home and after 11:00 AM on Thursday at the church.


JOHN MORGAN MASSIE, SR., 70, of Charlestown, died Monday, May 19, 2014.
He was born on March 4, 1944 to Morgan and Zee (Pulliam) Massie in Clark County. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He retired from Progress Paint.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce (Williams) Massie; daughter, Lori Andrews (Ronnie) of Graham, NC; son, John Massie, Jr. (Christina) of Jeffersonville; sisters, Effie Rush of Charlestown, and Judy Vermilya (Herb) of Laurel Point, NC; brother, Randy Massie of Charlestown; grandchildren, Elena and Jaxon Andrews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Thursday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


AMANDA N. HOLLOWELL, 35, Salem, died Monday, May 19 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born August 22, 1978 in Louisville, Kentucky the daughter of James P. and Bonnie Campbell Moore. She was a 1996 graduate of Salem High School and a stay at home mom.
She is survived by her husband, Travis Hollowell. They were married October 16, 1999. She is also survived by her son, Carter Hollowell of Salem; her parents, James P. and Bonnie Moore of Salem and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gary and Vicki Hollowell of Salem.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8PM and Friday from 9AM-time of service.


BRUCE M. GRAY, 84, of Salem, died May 20, 2014 at the St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
Born on November 1, 1929, in Pekin, he was the son of the late Herman N. Gray and Rowena B. (Terrell) Gray. He was a former Sheriff of Washington County from 1974-1982. He served as the Republican Central Committee County Chairman. He also served on the City Council Member. He was appointed Interim Mayor in 1983. He was a former Superintendent of the State Highway Department. He was also manager of Imperier Mobile Home Park in Kentucky and a Supervisor at Superwash carwash in Salem. He was a member of the New Providence Lodge # 237 , Borden Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #588, and the Scottish Rite.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi (Coats) Gray of Salem; one son, David Gray of Salem; one brother, Donald Gray of Salem; a sister, Sandra Sue Nichols of Salem; one grandson Ryan Gray of Salem; one great-grandson, Stephen Gray of Salem.
He was preceded in death by: parents, one sister, Joyce Elliott, one grandson, Troy Gray and one great-grandson, Darren Gray.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 4-8 PM Friday with a Masonic Service at 7:00 PM, and Saturday viewing from 11:00 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Online expressions: www.hughestaylor.net


DAVID GWIN, 61, of Austin, died Monday, May 19, 2014 in Scott Memorial Hospital Scottsburg.
He was born March 4, 1953 in Perry County, KY, of the late and Lola (Gwin) Gwin, who survives.
Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Fox, Austin; a son, David Gwin, Austin; a son, Isaac Gwin, Austin; brothers, Elijah Gwin, Chavies, Kentucky and Timothy Gwin, Austin. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 12:00 Noon Thursday, 5/22/2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. A.C. Campbell & Brother Timothy Gwin officiating. Visitation will be 10 am to 12 noon Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BRADLEY EARL DAVIS, 61, of Clarksville, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on February 23, 1953 to Douglas L. and Janet (Miller) Davis in Clark County. He was a Navy Veteran and a laborer.
Survivors include his brothers, Thomas Davis of Sellersburg, and Brent Douglas Davis of Speed and a sister, Julie Hinton of Jeffersonville, IN.
Family has chosen cremation. No services are scheduled at this time.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown handling the arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


TOMMY B. SEXTON, SR., 84, Little York, and formerly of Oneida, Tennessee, died May 20, 2014 at Hospuras at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born January 21, 1930 in Oneida, Tennessee, attended Oneida High School and graduated from Huntsville High School in 1948. He then entered the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1952, he was offered a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Tennessee, but was prevented from playing due to contracting rheumatic fever. After an extended stay in the VA hospital, he attended and received a BA degree from Tennessee Tech a Master of Science degree from Montevallo Alabama and post graduate work at East Tennessee State and at the University of Louisville. He was supervisor of instructions and taught electronics at Scott Air Force Base for three years, taught chemistry, physics, and biology at Austin High School in Austin, Indiana for 33 years and retiring in 1988. He devoted much of his time helping the young people by serving as director of Little League Baseball programs in Austin, during the 1060's and 1970's. He served as high school baseball coach and tutored athletes in fundamentals of basketball for several years. He directed the Austin High School Science Fair with many students winning both regional and national honors. For several years he organized and annually directed a country music show and entertained at the high school featuring the high school students. As a science teacher he helped design his high school science laboratory and won several awards for design innovations, lab safety and organizing from the State of Indiana, as well as others.
He served as post commander of the Local American Legion in Little York, and organized the Veteran's program at the high school for many years prior to his retirement as a school teacher. In his later years he loved to work in his garden and harvest the fruits and vegetables that were produced after having maintained and farmed approximately 100 acres in prior years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida, Tennessee.
He married on February 9, 1925 and survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Naomi Melba (Keith) Sexton.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Manford E. Sexton and Wilda Baker Sexton; father and mother in law, Emmet Keith and Veda Randall Keith; brother and sister-in-law Col. Roy D. and Dorothy Sexton; brother, Sgt. Manford E. Sexton, Jr.; brother-in-law, William E. York, Sgt/Major Ireal B. Read, W. Claude Terry, Jr.; sister-in-law, Wilma June Litton Sexton and Patricia Miller Sexton.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi of Little York, seven children, Michael David Sexton and wife, Brenda Collins Sexton of Little York; Carol Denise Sexton Nevels and husband, Craig Nevels of Cincinnati, Ohio; Tommy Burten Sexton, Jr. and wife, KAren Ann Lewis Sexton of Oneida; Brian Keith Sexton of Knoxville; Karen Faye Sexton Voorhees and husband, John Voorhees of Georgtown, Indiana; Jeffrey Dale Sexton and wife, Anna Chenault Sexton of Huntsville, Alabama; and Sharon Louise Sexton Countryman and Husband Kelly Countryman of Scottsburg; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by 10 siblings, Wandaline Sexton Jones and husband, Aaron M. Jones, of North Carolina; Wilda Theora Sexton York of Huntsville; Lilian Louise Sexton Reed of Murfreesboro, TN; Fayrene Sexton Terry of Onieda; Donald Gordon Sexton of Onieda; Carol Arnette Sexton Mouat and husband, Dr. Tom Mouat of Beavercreek, Ohio; Charles B. Sexton of Onieda; Edwina Rose Sexton Greenwood and husband Glen Louis Greenwood of Coffee, Illinois; Landon Carter Sexton and wife Alma Faye Nevels Sexton of Pine Knot, KY; and Judy Elaine Sexton Hutchings and husband Ronald Hillman Hutchings of Sparta, Tennessee. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Geneva Keith Bell of Centerville, Ohio; Rowena Keith Luthy and husband, Don of Crossville, Tennessee; brother-in-law Mark A. Keith and wife, Alice of Scottsburg, Indiana.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Grace Covenant Church of God in Austin, with Rev. Steve Gwaltney officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Wednesday and After 1:00 pm Thursday at Grace Covenant Church of God. Burial will be in the Sexton Cemetery in Oneida, Tennessee.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BEVERLY SUE HOYT, 45, of Deputy, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
She was born June 29, 1968 in Madison. She worked at Sonoco Products in North Vernon.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Sue Hoyt, Scottsburg and Kerrie Hoyt, Madison; brothers, Ernie Barrett, Jr., Deputy, Roy Barrett, Deputy, Indiana, Steven Scott Barrett, Austin and Richard Tracy Barrett, Deputy; her mother, Mary Barrett, Deputy; her companion of 19 years, Chuck Conlen, Sellersburg and her grandchildren, Ariel Taylor and Breyden Hoyt.
She was preceded in death by her father Ernie Barrett, Sr.
Funeral Service will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Ernie Lamb officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.
Memorials can be made to family in care of Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


EDWARD J JOHNSON, 49, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
He was born April 5, 1965 in Dayton, KY. He was a former employee of the old Madison Precision & Freudenburg.
Survivors include his parents, Ed and Adaline Johnson; a brother, Randall Johnson, Lexington; and a caregiver, Lynn and Jason McGinnis, Austin.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Friday, May 23, 2014 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Danny Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin
.Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


IDA MAY MORRIS, 98, of Henryville, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
She was born June 20, 1915 in Henryville, she was the daughter of Louis B. "LB" and Lily Ann (Bolly) Smith who are both deceased. On November 27, 1936 in Clark County, she married Herman Wayne Morris who died in 1967. She graduated in 1933 from Henryville High School. She retired from Molding Incorporated in Indianapolis, and from the powder plant in Charlestown. She was a member of Memphis Christian Church in Memphis.
Survivors include a son Leroy L. (Linda) Morris of Henryville, three grandchildren, Lora (Shane) Libunad of Hanover, Cecil (Reginna) Morris of Salem, and Jill Morris of Fort Wright, KY, five great-grandchildren, Shawna (Christopher) Davidson of Salem, Sarah, Emily, & Cameron Morris all of Salem and Abigail Libunad of Hanover, three siblings, Roscoe (Janet) Smith of Henryville, Irene Carter of Henryville, and Mary Lou Locke of Winter Park, FL.
One great-grandchild, Samantha Morris and five sisters, Lee Smith, Betty Smith, Alice Bringer, Helen Calvin, and Cora Rebecca Kersey preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Adams funeral Home & Crematory with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, May 23, 2014 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and after 9:00AM on Saturday at Adams funeral home in Henryville, IN. Memorial donations may be given to Mt. Zion Cemetery or Feed the Children c/o Adams Funeral Home, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


PAMELA KATHERINE OBERTATE, 58, of Charlestown, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
She was born on February 13, 1956 to Joseph Randall and Anna Margaret(Ryan) Jones Dragoon in Louisville. She was a Registered Nurse for Drs. Jones and Voskuhl, and St. Catherine Regional Hospital for 25 years.
She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Randall Jones, Sr., and her brother, Joseph “Randy” Jones, Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Obertate; son, Brandon Knight (Stephanie) of Charlestown; daughter, Adrienne Rosenbarger (Allen) of Lexington; grandchildren, David, Preston, and Tanner Rosenbarger, Liam, and Colton Knight; mother, Anna Margaret Jones-Dragoon; sisters, Corine Kendrick (Tom) of Charlestown and Melissa Pierce (Scott) of Charlestown; nieces and nephews, Ryan and Erica Kendrick, David and Maranda Pierce.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 10am at the St. Michaels Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the St. Michaels Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Friday, from 1pm to 8pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, and after 9am on Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MILDRED F. "MICKEY" VANDEGRIFT, 62, of Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
She was born on February 5, 1952 in Dizney, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Olin and Irene (Cox) Thomas. She was a homemaker and attended the Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church near Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband, Earle D. Vandegrift; a daughter, Teresa D. Lafferty and her husband Al of Scottsburg; a son, Jeff Vandegrift and his wife Stefanie of Scottsburg; two brothers, Ralph Thomas and his wife Mildred and Ronald Thomas and his wife Pam all of Lexington; three sisters, Betty Sue Gibson and her husband Gary of Lexington, Carol Huttsell of Scottsburg, and Eula Hoard and her husband Jim of Lexington, four grandchildren, Justin, Jasmine, Bradley and Logan Vandegrift and a great-grandson, Jackson Vandegrift.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday.
Online condolences:www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MIKE MCCOSKEY, 64, Salem, died Wednesday, May 21 at Salem Crossing.
He was born March 7, 1950 in Washington County, the son of Robert and Hazel Rocky McCoskey. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by his children, Toni Albertson (Barry) of Salem and Mitch McCoskey and Michael McCoskey (Jessica) both of Pekin and three grandchildren.
There will be no services.


RANDALL LEE DUVALL, 69 of Jeffersonville, died Thursday May 22, 2014 at his home.
He was born on January 22, 1945 in Louisville, to Everett and Ora Johnson Duvall.  He was a retired truck driver for Active Transportation Company in Louisville and after retirement he went to work for Mr. P. Trucking.  Randall was also a member of the Main Cross Baptist Church in Charlestown, and a Navy Veteran.
He is survived by his wife Diana DuVall, sons; Jerry D. DuVall of Hibernia, Terry W. Good (Renita)of Jeffersonville and Gregory A. Kinn of Kent, WA, daughter; Ronda L. DuVall of Charlestown,  brothers; Eldon DuVall (Alice) of Sellersburg, IN, Danny DuVall (Becky) of Otisco, IN, Douglas DuVall (Melissa)and David DuVall both of Charlestown, sisters; Amanda DuVall all of Sellersburg, Carol Knies of Jeffersonville, Sharon O’Bryan (Larry)and Darlene Williams (Jimmy) both of Charlestown and six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday May 26, 2014 at Main Cross Baptist Church in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm at Grayson Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. on Monday at the church.
Military graveside services will be performed by VFW Post 1427 and American Legion Post 35.
Online condolences may be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com.


PAUL GILBERT, 82, of Manchester, was born March 25, 1932, and died Monday, May 19, 2014 at the St. Joseph London Hospital.
He is survived by his children, Roger Gilbert and wife Linda, Patricia Smith and husband Delbert, all of Manchester, and Helen Napier of London, two grandchildren, and Six great grandchildren, along with these brothers and sisters, Hiram Gilbert and wife Liza of London, George Gilbert and wife Mary of Scottsburg, and Lena Smith of Scottsburg. He also leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Nora Gilbert, and these brothers and sisters, Junior Gilbert, Jeffie Gilbert, Carlo Gilbert, Nath Gilbert, Joe Gilbert, Martha Wilson, Dora Nolan, Ollie Gilbert, and Rosie Gilbert.
Funeral services for Paul Gilbert were Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Britton Funeral Home chapel. Burial followed in the Lincoln Gilbert Cemetery on Red Bird.


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