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Obituaries July 2, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 June 2014 00:00

JACK L. COPELAND, 68
BETHANY KAYE PETERS, 59
ALENE E. SMITH, 95
MARY LORAINE (DEVORE) GRIFFEE, 66
ANNASUE SPENCER, 61
ADA HAMILTON-EWBANK, 92
SHARON LEA KING BROWN, 69
MARY MILDRED MARKSBERRY "BUNKIE" CYRUS, 62
LYLE “VICTOR” RAISOR JR., 72
JON M. ARNOLD, 60
MELISSA "MISSY" SUE ROBINSON JOSEPH, 43
KINDRA SUE FIELDS, 56
PAULINE A. MAISTTISON, 91
JIMMIE "JIM" RUTHERFORD, SR., 70
CHARLES DEAN OWENS, 70

 

JACK L. COPELAND, 68, of Salem, died Monday June 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1946 in Sparta, Tennessee.
He was a Self-Employed Painter.
Survivors include his spouse, Marilyn (Bogard) Copeland; three sons, Nicky Warren, Joshua Copeland (Sara), Jordan Copeland; two brothers, David Copeland and Bob Copeland; two sisters, Judy Copeland, and Wanda Mae Copeland; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents, Elbert Copeland and Opal (Franklin) Copeland and one son, Jason Copeland.
A Celebration of Life will be at 1:00 PM Friday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Gathering will be from 12 noon until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.


BETHANY KAYE PETERS, 59, New Salisbury, died Sunday, June 22, 2014.
She was born in Greenville, Ohio on July 28, 1954 the daughter Robert Carroll and Betty Mae Karn Munn. She worked for over 30 years in the medical field and was an employee at Veterans Administration Hospital in Louisville. She was a member of Northside Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband, Kim L. Peters of New Salisbury; two sons, Nathaniel L. Peters (Emily) of Prospect and Jeromy L. Peters (Lorie) of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Shanna E. Cook (Rick) of New Salisbury; her mother, Betty Mae Munn of Greenville, Ohio, one brother, Robert Munn (Joyce) of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Sterling and Sampson Peters, Rowan and Amelia Peters and Joshua and Katelin Cook.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Friday, June 27, 2014 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, IN. Pastor Tom Franklin will officiate. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery near Crandall. Visitation will be held from 4 PM to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home in Georgetown and after 9 AM on Friday.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to “Wonderful Animals Giving Support” kywags.org or at W.A.G.S. PO Box 43504 Louisville, KY 40253 or thru the funeral home.


ALENE E. SMITH, 95, Mooresville, N.C., formerly of Salem, died Monday, June 23, 2014 in Genesis Health Care Corporation.
Born July 23, 1918, in Pekin, she was the daughter of Noble C. Johnson and Daisy (Piers) Johnson. She along with her husband, owned the old Johnson-Smith Insurance Agency in Salem and throughout her career also worked at several other Salem businesses and served as Washington County Treasurer for eight years. She was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church; a 1936 graduate of Salem High School; and graduated from Spencerian College in Louisville. She was an active volunteer throughout her life for various organizations including the Washington County Memorial Hospital. She was passionate about the care and ethical treatment of animals and was instrumental in establishing the Washington County Humane Society. She was also and active member of Tri Kappa and served as a former Washington County vice-chairperson for the Democratic Party.
She married James Allen Smith Sept. 24, 1949, who died Nov. 20, 2008.
She is survived by Larry Anderson, Mooresville, N.C.; one grandson; three step-grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Johnson Russell.
Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday.
Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Washington County Humane Society/Salem Animal Shelter 204 Joseph Street Salem, Indiana 47167.


MARY LORAINE (DEVORE) GRIFFEE, 66, Elizabeth, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at her home.
She was born in Corydon on August 17, 1947 the daughter of Virgil and Almeta Kendall DeVore. She was a homemaker and a member of Hursttown United Methodist Church near Corydon.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Wayne Griffee of Elizabeth; one son, Troy Robinson (Tammy) of Sellersburg; two daughters, Helen La-Tisha Wiseman of Elizabeth and Taunya Lea Griffee of Louisville; three brothers, Joe, Carl and Billy Heath; five sisters, Doris Gleitz, Gladys Davis, Viola DeVore, Anna Marie Dilks and Bertha Akers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon. Burial will be in Dunkard Cemetery in Elizabeth. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9 AM to 8 PM and after 9 AM on Thursday at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.


ANNASUE SPENCER, 61, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born on October 31, 1952 in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of the Donald V. Graham and Juanita P. (Willis) Swank. Annasue graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1970, then attended New Albany Beauty college and became a licensed beautician. She later attended Indiana Technical College in Columbus, and earned an Associates Degree in Architectural Drawing.
She was a former employee of Versatech in Crothersville, and was a hair stylist for 42 years working most of that time from Donna C's Hair Salon. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Past Worthy Matron and member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 107.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Graham in 1998, stepfather, Harold "Red" Swank in 1999, mother, Juanita Swank in 2013 and her niece Kristy Mefford in 1972.
Survivors include her daughter, Amber Dilley of Franklin; a son, Kasey Spencer (Jean) of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; two sisters, Ilah Perry (Rick) of Jackson, Michigan and Dee Mischler (Bill) of New Albany; stepsister, Judy Swank of Brooklyn, Michigan; two stepbrothers, Bill Swank (Shirley) of Mesick, Michigan and Gene Swank of Jackson, Michigan and three grandchildren, Maddox and Alexander Spencer and Jackson Dilley.
Funeral Service 11:00 am Saturday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Zoah Cemetery. Visitation 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday.
Memorial Contributions Road to Recovery c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


ADA HAMILTON-EWBANK, 92, of Scottsburg, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
She was born on May 4, 1922 in Altro, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Charlie and Rachel (Deaton) Stamper. She was a former employee of the old U.S. Shoe Corp. in Crothersville and also a former Lab Tech for Morgan Foods in Austin. She was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church, an inactive member of the Scott Memorial Hospital Guild, the Scott County Senior Citizens Club and a former Poll Worker at Vienna Township #2 for many years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James M. "Bob” Hamilton, on June 30, 1988 and her second husband, Donald E. Ewbank, on July 19, 1999; three brothers: Robert, Paul and Edger Stamper; four sisters: Hazel Mosier, Flo Reed, Ola Mosley and Fern Kelley.
Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Lou Baker and her husband Lanny of Scottsburg, Indiana; two sisters, Agnes Hensley of South Bend, and Flossie Barrett of Union, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Lana Morton, Rachele Baker and James Baker; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Alex and Nick Morton and Marlie Baker; three step-great-grandchildren, Bethany Risley, Ashley Morton and Kailee Lynn; one step-great-great-grandson, Harlan Risley and two step children.
Funeral service will be at noon Friday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation is after 10 am on Friday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dementia Foundation c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


SHARON LEA KING BROWN, 69, Madison, died Monday, June 23, 2014 in a car accident at Michigan Road and Mouser Street in Madison.
She was born November 15, 1944 at Colorado Springs, Colorado, the daughter of Wilbur LeRoy & Viola Catherine Rowlett King.She resided all of her life in Madison and was a 1963 graduate of Madison High School.. Sharon then graduated from the New Albany Beauty School in New Albany. One of her first jobs was at Ann's Beauty Salon as a hairdresser until she opened Brown's Beauty Salon in 1969 and operated it until 1989. She also had worked as program assistant at E.O.Muncie Elementary School with the ESL program until 1998. She began her career with Edward D. Jones as the office Administrator from 1998--2012 and continued working part time after her retirement. She also had worked as a Proud Phi Mu house mother at Hanover College for six years. She enjoyed organizing her Madison High School Class Reunions, most recently her 50th reunion.
She is survived by her three daughters, Julie Ann Brown and her companion, David Pond of Madison, LeAnne Marie Brown and her companion, Chad McAlister of Madison, Pamela Sue Brown and her companion, Seth Bickis of Madison; her granddaughters, Catherine Makenna Tullis and Kimberly Whitehead; her four sisters, Barbara Ann King Walters Dixon of Madison, Donna Marie King Jones of Madison, Ellen Sue King Bare and her husband, Ed of Hanover, Nancy Jane King Moore and her husband, Paul Delbert of Lexington; her aunt, Becky Goebel of Madison; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur LeRoy and Viola Catherine Rowlett King, her husband in her heart, John Byron Brown, died August 29, 2004.
Funeral services will be Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Mr. John Mills will officiate. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery, 600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison. Visitation will be Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Sharon to the Sharon King Brown In Memory Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.morgan-nay.com.


MARY MILDRED MARKSBERRY "BUNKIE" CYRUS, 62, Madison, died Monday, June 23, 2014.
She was born August 23, 1951 in Madison, the daughter of Harlan and Mary Olive Satchwell Marksberry. She resided most of her life in Scott and Jefferson Counties. She was united in marriage first to Mike McClellan and this union was blessed with three daughters and one son. She was a homemaker and mother all of her life. She was united in marriage on December 8, 1988 to Tommy Cyrus in Carrollton, Kentucky. They enjoyed 25 years of marriage together until his death on March 26, 2014. She was of the Christian faith and enjoyed gardening and being with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ethel Morris and her husband, Jason of Madison, Michelle Jean Fox and her husband, Randy of Indianapolis, her step-daughters, Connie Cyrus Yount and her husband, Rodney of Hanover, Patty Leochler and her husband, Roger of Madison, Peggy Gaitan and her husband, Robert of Madison; her grandchildren, Kellie McClellan, Aaron Douglas Bebout, Jr., Natalie Ann Jester and Jenna Fox; three sisters, Martha Lucille Jones of Scottsburg, Mary Gayle Watts and her husband, Danny Ray of Blocher, Maggie Hendrickson and her husband, Larry of Austin; two brothers, Daniel Keith Marksberry of Madison, Harlan David Marksberry and his wife, Margaret of Scottsburg; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harlan and Mary Olive Satchwell Marksberry, husband of twenty five years, Tommy Cyrus, died March 26, 2014, her son, Michael McClellan, her daughter, Brenda McClellan.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery, 600 West Fifth Street Madison. Visitation will be Monday, June 30, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana.
The family requests memorials in memory of Mary to the Mary Cyrus Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at www.morgan-nay.com.


LYLE “VICTOR” RAISOR JR.,72, Salem, died Saturday, June 28 at his home.
He was born April 16, 1942 in Clark County, the son of Lyle Victor Raisor Sr. and Dorothy Raisor. He was a retired employee of Graves Construction Company and a former employee of E.H. Hughes Construction Company. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Buchanan Raisor of Salem; a son, Steven Raisor Sr. of Salem; a daughter, Dorothy Irene Raisor of Austin; a sister, Phyllis Meredith of Palmyra, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy; a grandson, Steven Raisor Jr. and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM and Wednesday from 9AM-time of service.


JON M. ARNOLD, 60, Hardinsburg, died June 26, 2014 at his home in Hardinsburg.
He was born on August 25, 1953 at St Edwards Hospital in New Albany. He graduated from North Harrison High School and went to work for Child Craft in Salem as Customer Service Team Member. He was very active in the community and supported the Hardinsburg Lions Club. He attended Palmyra United Methodist Church, Palmyra Church of Christ, and South Liberty Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George K. Arnold and Gladys N. Arnold(Elliott); sisters, Anna Mary Arnold, Patty Jean Miller, and Joanne Keeling and Brothers, Nelson G. Arnold and George E Arnold.
He is survived by his daughter, Chelsea Arnold and his sister, Sharon Arnold Rudolph.
The Memorial Service will be held at Palmyra United Methodist Church on Monday June 30, 2014 with a gathering starting at 5:30 pm and the Memorial Service will start at 6:30 pm with a private burial at Mt Tabor Cemetery.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers please donate money to the Jon Arnold Memorial Fund at the First Harrison Bank in Palmyra.
Love Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


MELISSA "MISSY" SUE ROBINSON JOSEPH, 43, Stephenville, Texas, formerly of Shepherdsville, Kentucky and Madison, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at her home.
She was born June 30, 1970, in Fort Irwin, California, the daughter of Richard & Holly Fay Chase Robinson. She was raised in Madison and attended school there. In school she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was baptized at the Salvation Army in Madison.
She is survived by her husband, John H. Joseph of Stephenville, Texas; her step children, Gauge, Scott & Jessica; her step grandchildren, Hunter & Emma Grace; her parents, Richard & Holly Robinson of Commiskey; two sisters, Laura Clark of Madison, Kristy Bowen of Madison; her brother, Richard Robinson, Jr. and his wife, Anna of Hanover; her maternal grandpa, James Chase of Vevay, Indiana; her paternal grandmother, Georgia Jewell of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Heather Dawn Robinson, died May 6, 1990, her sister, Brandy Dawn Robinson, died Dec. 7, 1988, her brother in law, Donnie Clark; her maternal grandmother, Mary Chase died, July 6, 2013; her paternal grandfather, Thomas Wirt Robinson died, October 1990.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Pastor Ace Newman will officiate. Interment will follow at Springdale Cemetery, 600 West Fifth Street in downtown Madison.
Visitation is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison.
The family requests memorials in memory of Melissa to the Melissa Joseph Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be left at www.morgan-nay.com.


KINDRA SUE FIELDS, 56, Madison, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus.
She was born on August 27, 1957 in Piqua, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence Walter,, Sr. & Mary E. Duley Fields. She resided early in life in Ohio and her family moved to Madison when Reliance Electric located here in the 1960's. She was a 1977 graduate of Southwestern High School. She had worked at Marble Hill, bartended for Johnny Reb's in Hanover, drove a semi truck, and cooked at the Hanover Nursing Center.
She is survived by her son, Kevin Scott Fields of Madison; two sisters, Sharon L. Johnson and her husband, Bruce of Hanover, Barbara Marshall and her husband, Don of Lexington; her brother, Dennis Gene "Dino" Fields of Dupont; her step-daughter, April Winchester; five nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Walter, Sr. and Mary E. Duley Fields, her infant son, Tad Fields, her brother, Dana Clyde Fields, her companion of several years, Larry Clark.
A private funeral was held.
The family requests memorials in memory of Kindra to the Kindra Sue Fields Memorial Fund, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.
Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre 325 Demaree Drive Madison, handled the arrangments.
Leave a message on-line at www.morgan-nay.com.


PAULINE A. MAISTTISON, 91, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Westminster Healthcare Center in Clarksville.
She was a Homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond “Eddie” Maisttison; son, James Maisttison; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Knaufel and her brothers, Harold and Kermit Schliecher.
She is survived by her daughters, Trudy (David) Hurst, Borden and Connie (John) Chattin, Memphis; eight, grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and five, great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11AM Thursday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8PM and anytime after 9AM until the time of service on Thursday.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


JIMMIE "JIM" RUTHERFORD, SR., 70, of Scottsburg, died on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 8, 1944 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Herbert and Fannie (Goodin) Rutherford and was a graduate of Deputy High School Class of 1962. He was a retired pneumatic controls specialist from the Local 502 Pipefitters and Plumbers Union in Louisville, Kentucky, also an employee of the old American Can Company in Austin, and former owner and operator of the old Rutherford Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing Company.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Kilburn) Rutherford; a son, Jimmie Rutherford, Jr. and his wife DeLynn of Scottsburg; a sister, Annette Stout and her husband Carl of Deputy; two brothers, Jerry Rutherford and his wife Alana of Scottsburg, and Harold Rutherford and his wife Rachel of Lexington; his grandson, Miles Grant Rutherford and five nieces.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CHARLES DEAN OWENS, 70, of Seymour, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at The Crossing, Seymour.
He had worked as a semi driver for Rose Acre Farms and had been a mobile home salesman for various companies such as Bairds, Bill’s, Abrahams and Grahams. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Columbus, he was a member at Mountain Baptist Church in Seymour. He had served in the National Guards for three years.
Born August 29, 1943 in Brownstown, he was a son of Brock and Ruth (Blackwood) Owens.
Survivors include his three children, Dana (Dana) Scarberry, Kathy (Bill) Hammers and Carla (Mike) Cutshall; four step-children, Glenda (Kenny) Pearson, Eddie (Kim) Baird, Dean (Kelley) Baird, Thomas/Mushy (Leann) Shouse; one brother, Jim Owens; former wives, Sandy Owen, Phyllis Campfield and Judy Young; and 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home. Rev. Van Breeding will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown. Visitation: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4-8 pm and on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 10-11 at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mountain Baptist Church.


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