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Obituaries - November 5, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 November 2008 00:00

LINDA LOU GILSTRAP, 54
JERRY L. BABBS, 68
MARJORIE K. LONG, 77
JAMES R. STEWART, SR., 62
BEATRICE OLIVIA MCGILL, 83
ERNEST LEE DEVARY, 62
ROY PITTMAN, JR., 64
JOSEPH L. PRESTIGIACOMO, 88
JARROD RYAN PEAT, 22
KENNETH CHARLES PRATHER, 92
DARLINE FRANCES CRIDER, 75
PEARL VINCENT LOWE, 100
BETTY J. OLESH, 75
FRED E. LIBBY, 73
MARY DEAN DALLAS, 81
EVA JUNE PARKHILL, 74
LUELLA ELIZABETH BARNHART, 96
ELDON RAY "RED" KESSLER, 67
GRACE G. CUTSHALL, 96
GARRY J. AKERS, 58
KENNETH D. "SHEP" SHEPHERD, 72
JANE CAROLL BICKNELL, 67
PAUL PERRINE, 79
CORA M. MORRIS, 83
ALVIN RAY "AL" PATTON, 56
LINNIE M. MILLER, 94
ROY E. RICHARDSON, 86
ESTILL WHITE, 73
MARTHA LOU LOVELY WATTS, 68


?    ?    LINDA LOU GILSTRAP, 54, Salem, died Friday, October 24 at her residence.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include a daughter, April Stroud of Mitchell; son, Michael Gilstrap of Salem; sister, Patty Richardson, and five grandchildren.
    Cremation was chosen with services at a later date. Interment was at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    JERRY L. BABBS, 68, New Albany, died Friday, October 24 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    He worked for Indiana Gas Company, was a member of the Indiana Hod Carriers Council of Laborers, the 40 & 8 Club, River Rats, and VFW Post #1693 in New Albany.
    Survivors include two sons, Bryan Firkins of Floyds Knobs and Jerry Babbs, Jr. of Seattle, Washington; three daughters, Sheila Barkhimer of Pekin, Mary Francis, and Joyce Ann; sister, Jessie Ball of Depauw; niece, Sherry Hunter of New Albany, and twelve grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, October 28 at the Kraft Spring Street Chapel with interment at Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.
    MARJORIE K. LONG, 77, Scottsburg, died Friday, October 24 at Hampton Oaks Nursing Home.
    She was a retired employee of the U.S. Defense Mapping Service in Louisville.
    Survivors include a sister, Sharon L. Robbins of Scottsburg; two nieces, Jennifer Sue Donnell of Waldorf, Maryland and Lee Ann Callico of Nabb; nephew, Jess Koerner of Nabb, and several great-nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, October 28 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    JAMES R. STEWART, SR., 62, Salem, died Saturday, October 25 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He served during the Vietnam War as a Private in the U.S. Army and had been a life resident of Washington County. He was also a retired employee of the old Linton Trucking Company in Seymour.
    Survivors include his wife, Bertha Barnett Stewart; son, James Stewart of Salem; daughter, Carolyn Smith of Salem; stepdaughter, Imogene Greenhaw of Alabama; mother, Mildred Buchanan of Salem; sister, Carolyn Brown of Jeffersonville; brother, Steve Buchanan of Charlestown and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, October 28 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Mt. Carmel Christian Cemetery.
    BEATRICE OLIVIA MCGILL, 83, Floyds Knobs, formerly of Pekin, died Friday, October 24 at Providence Retirement Home.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ.
    Survivors include a son, David Kent McGill; four daughters, Judith Elaine McKinley, Deanna Charlene Smiley, Patricia Dawn McGill, and Cynthia Jean McGill; brother, Charles Baker; sister, Dorothy Hyde and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 29 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
    ERNEST LEE DEVARY, 62, Charlestown, died Sunday, October 26 at his residence.
    Survivors include his wife, Carol Uhl DeVary of Charlestown; mother, Suzie Yates of Clarksville; two stepsons, Kevin Phillips of Charlestown and Gregory Phillips of Henryville; two sisters, Ruth Tarter of Jeffersonville and Tina Ford of Jeffersonville; brother, Ronnie DeVary of Charlestown; grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, October 29 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Vista Care and St. Michaels.
    ROY PITTMAN, JR., 64, Corydon, died Friday, October 24.
    Services were held Sunday, October 26 at Gehlbach & Royse in Corydon.
    JOSEPH L. PRESTIGIACOMO, 88, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, October 24 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was retired from General Motors, an Army veteran of World War II, and member of Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany.
    Survivors include his wife, Marie Robertson Prestigiacomo; children, Susan Hallal of New Albany, Louise Perkins of Georgetown, Joseph Prestigiacomo of Louisville, Donald Prestigiacomo of Louisville, Robert Prestigiacomo of Goshen, Kentucky, and Alan Prestigiacomo of Tampa, Florida; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, October 27 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Louisville. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.
    JARROD RYAN PEAT, 22, Salem, died Monday, October 27 at his home.
    He was a Bass Guitarist. He graduated from Salem High School in 2004 and attended Vincennes University.
    Survivors include his mother, Hilan Peat of Salem; brother, Jordan Peat of Salem; two sisters, Jaime Sabens of Salem and Jennifer Peat of Pekin and two grandmothers, Katherine Leedy of Salem and Katherine Peat of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    Graveside services were held Thursday, October 30 at Crown Hill Cemetery. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    KENNETH CHARLES PRATHER, 92, Charlestown, died Tuesday, October 28 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was retired from the former Lutz Ready Mix Co., where he was a dispatcher and bookkeeper. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was a consultant for the Watson Water Company.
    Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Clark of Jeffersonville; son, Larry Prather of Matthews, North Carolina and two step-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, October 31 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
    DARLINE FRANCES CRIDER, 75, Charlestown, died Tuesday, October 28 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Main Cross Baptist Church in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two daughters, Marlene Haney and Donna McCart, both of Charlestown; three brothers, Gary Voyles of Corydon, Larry Voyles of South Carolina, and Jack Voyles of New Albany; four sisters, Violet Rodgers of Jeffersonville, Arlayne Voyles of Georgia, Sharron Phillips of Florida, and Paula Voyles of Tennessee; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Friday, October 31 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Owen Creek Cemetery.
    PEARL VINCENT LOWE, 100, Marysville, died Tuesday, October 28 at Weston Mini Home in New Washington.
    She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in New Washington.
    Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Lowe of Marysville and Victor Lowe of Louisville, two grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, October 31 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with graveside services in Cedar Grove Cemetery near Brownsville, Kentucky.
    BETTY J. OLESH, 75, Pekin, died Wednesday, October 29 in Meadow View Health Care Center.
    She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem, a homemaker, and a resident of Washington County since 2000, formerly of Crown Point.
    Survivors include two sons, Mark Olesh of Pekin and Paul Olesh Jr. of Duseldorf, Germany and eight grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with interment at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    FRED E. LIBBY, 73, Corydon, died Wednesday, October 29 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He worked for Waynes Supply Company as a parts salesman in the repair center.
    Survivors include a son, Daryl Libby of Charlestown; two granddaughters, Lisa and Sarah Libby of Charlestown and a sister, Caroline Hatton of Rapid City, South Dakota.
    Services were held Monday, November 3 at Shrader Funeral Home.
    MARY DEAN DALLAS, 81, Charlestown, died Wednesday, October 29 at the home of her daughter.
    She was a homemaker and a member of the Restoration Christian Church in Charlestown.
    Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Stewart of Charlestown; three granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren, and a nephew.
    Services were held Saturday, November 1 at Restoration Christian Church with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    EVA JUNE PARKHILL, 74, Nabb, died Friday, October 31 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church in New Washington.
    Survivors include a son, Steven M. Parkhill of Nabb; two brothers, Leroy McCutcheon of Henryville and Richard McCutcheon of Charlestown; two sisters, Betty McCutcheon of New Albany and Linda Lambert of New Salisbury and two grandsons.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 4 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial at Tower Cemetery in Carefree.
    LUELLA ELIZABETH BARNHART, 96, Columbus, Ohio, died on Saturday, November 1.
    Arrangements in Columbus are being handled by the staff of the Spears Funeral Home.
    Locally, staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg will be in charge of arrangements.
    ELDON RAY “RED” KESSLER, 67, Greenfield, died on Monday, November 3, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
    Born in Hanover, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He and his family first lived in Indianapolis and then moved to Greenfield, where they lived for the past 37 years. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company, where he worked for 35 years. Memberships included St. Michael Catholic Church in Greenfield and the UAW Local in Indianapolis.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Lupe S. Bow; two sons, Gregory Kessler of Belleview, Fl., and Brian Kessler of Greenfield; two daughters, Cheryl Bunten of Indianapolis and Patricia Runyan of McCordsville; his mother, Louella Adams Kessler of Hanover; two stepsons, Jerry Bow and Rick Bow, both of Greenfield; two stepdaughters, Donna Shaw of Indianapolis and Deanna Dollinger of Detroit, Mi.; two brothers, Keith Allen Kessler of Hanover and Billy Kessler of Deputy; two sisters, Linda Hendricks of Hanover and Lisa Pennington of Canaan; three grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. A prayer service is planned at 7 p.m.
    On Thursday, November 6, calling at the funeral home will be from 8 to 9:20 a.m., with the funeral service scheduled at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Madison. The Rev. Father John A. Meyer will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Greenbriar Cemetery near Madison following full military graveside honors performed by members of American Legion Jefferson Post 9.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit St. Michael Catholic Church or Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    GRACE G. CUTSHALL, 96, Austin, died on Friday, October 31, at Lake Iola Assisted Living Center in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Indianapolis and was a member of Scottsburg First Christian Church.
    Survivors include two sons, James A. Cutshall of Scottsburg and Lewis R. Cutshall of Trenton, Ga.; a daughter, Laurel Rode of Scottsburg; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, November 3, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Joe Smith officiated.
    Burial was in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    GARRY J. AKERS, 58, Seymour, died on Thursday, October 30, at his home.
    Formerly of Jennings County, he was a Vietnam War veteran and a former employee of Aisin and a former coal mine mechanic. He was a member of the Broadway Pentecostal Church in Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Gail Brock; two daughters, Angelica Akers and Darla Akers, both of Seymour; three brothers, James D. Akers of Orlando, Fl., Charley Akers of Deputy and Paul Akers of Sandy Springs, Ok.; five sisters, Clara Campbell and Josie Sawyer, both of Crothersville, his twin Sherry Colwell of Scottsburg and Janita Pennington and Debbie Ousley, both of Austin; and two grandsons.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, November 2, at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. Bro. Don Burns and Bro. Jerry Ousley officiated.
    Burial was in Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Cana Cemetery or the American Cancer Society.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.AdamsFuneralhomeOnline.com.
    KENNETH D. “SHEP” SHEPHERD, 72, Madison, died on Thursday, October 30, at his home.
    A Madison native, he was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War era. He was a retired employee of Rotary Lift in Madison with 17 years of service and had worked as a custodian for both the Southwestern School Corporation and Redi Quick. Memberships included the Madison Moose Lodge 765 and American Legion Jefferson Post 9.
    Survivors include a son, Kenneth Brian Shepherd of Hanover; a daughter, Denise A. Boldery of Hanover; a stepson, Rick Tingle of Madison; two stepdaughters, Cathy Dillon of Evansville and Geanie Ray of Madison; two brothers, Larry Shepherd of Hanover and Jim Shepherd of Madson; two sisters, Linda Means of Lexington and Brenda Cornelius of Hanover; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and his companion, Norma Tingle of Madison.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, November 3, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Bro. George Reece officiated.
    Burial was in Sharon Hill Cemetery near Lexington following full military honors performed by members of Jefferson Post 9.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Hospice of King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison or the Sharon Hill Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    JANE CAROLL BICKNELL, 67, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, October 29, at her home.
    A Richmond, Ky., native, she graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science degree. She received her master’s degree from Ball State University. She taught English and art at Austin schools for over 20 years before retiring in 1998.
    Survivors include a sister, Janice Worley of Scottsburg; two foster sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
    A private funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 1, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was in the Family Richmond Cemetery in Kentucky.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Vista Care Hospice.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    PAUL PERRINE, 79, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, October 29.
    Originally from Lawrenceburg, he was a retired self-employed salesman.
    Survivors include two sons, Steve Perrine and Mike Perrine; and a sister, Sally Rullman.
    A private burial service was conducted for the family.
    Staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of arrangements.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    CORA M. MORRIS, 83, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, October 28.
    She was a native of Livermore, Ky., and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Life Ministries in Austin.
    Survivors include four sons, James Robert Gilmore of Macombe, Mi., Jerry Morris of Commiskey, Bruce Morris of Warren, Mi., and Pete Morris of North Vernon; three daughters, Bettie Hawn of Scottsburg, Alice West of Warren, Mi., and Mary Redicker of Woodbury, Mn.; two brothers and a sister; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 1, at New Life Ministries. Pastor Gary Cooper officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit New Life Ministries.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    ALVIN RAY “AL” PATTON, 56, Chelsea, died on Tuesday, October 28, at his home.
    Born in Vida, Mo., he was raised in Rising Sun and attended Ivy Tech State College and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, staying in the Indiana National Guard Army until 1978. He was an employee for 34 years at Reliance Electric, working as a maintenance electrician. He also worked at Campbell-Hausefeld in Harrison, Ohio. He was a Baptist, a musician and song writer and was a member of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department and UMWA Local 1109, District 90.
    Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Pennington Hatchel-Patton; three daughters, Anna Marie Temple of Milton, Ky., and Terri Lynn Riley and Stephanie Kay Patton, both of Hanover; two stepsons, Brandon Taylor and Bryan Taylor, both of Hanover; a stepdaughter, Jessica Anne Hatchel-Hanion of Madison; three brothers, Robert Patton of White Sands, N.M., Guy Patton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Billy Smith of Texas; six sisters, Linda Manning of Hanover, Sharon Davis of Milton, Ky., Jo Ann Kelly of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cora Mathews of Texas, and Wanda Monahan and Bonnie McAlister, both of Rising Sun; six step-grandchildren; and his caregivers, Angel Northern and Robby Patton.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, November 1, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. The Rev. J.D. Traylor and the Rev. Brad Emvelson officiated.
    Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Madison following full military rites performed by members of American Legion Jefferson Post 9.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Al Patton Memorial Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    LINNIE M. MILLER, 94, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, October 28.
    Born in Goodlettsville, Tn., she was a retired beautician and a housewife. She was a member of the Palmyra Assembly of God Church.
    Survivors include two sons, James G. Ziemba of Scottsburg and Leonardo Durrette of College Station, Tx.; a daughter, Deborah Adkins of Louisville, Ky.; several brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, October 30, at Graceland Cemetery in New Albany.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit her church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    ROY E. RICHARDSON, 86, formerly of Charlestown, died on Sunday, October 26, at Sellersburg Health and Rehabilitation Center.
    He was born in Shell Creek, Tn., and had worked as a TARC bus driver in Louisville, Ky., for 37 years. He also farmed. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He had served with various fire departments for 42 years on both local and state levels. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America for 35 years, the Monroe Township Advisory Board, Henryville Civic Club, the Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, Marysville-Otisco-Nabb Water Board and the Charlestown Redevelopment Commission.
    Survivors include four sons, Ralph Richardson and Billy Richardson, both of Louisville, William “Skip” Richardson of Floyds Knobs and John Richardson of Henryville; a daughter, Susan Benson of Sellersburg; a stepdaughter, Pat Fehr of Henryville; a brother, Harrison Richardson of Campbellsburg, Ky.; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and his friend, Mary Anderson of Sellersburg.
    The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, October 29, at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville. Pastor Leon Armstrongofficiated.
    Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery near Henryville following full military honors performed by members of Sellersburg American Legion Post 204.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.pykefuneral.com.
    ESTILL WHITE, 73, Austin, died on Monday, October 27, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    He was born in Altro, Ky., and was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Crothersville.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia Davidson; a son, Estill Brian White of Columbus; a daughter, Lisa McCormick of Indianapolis; a brother, Lee White of Austin; a sister, Mary Hutchinson of Jackson, Ky.; and two grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, October 30, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Sammie White officiated.
    Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
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    MARTHA LOU LOVELY WATTS, 68, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, October 22, at her home.
    She was born in Breathitt County, Ky., and was a homemaker.
    Survivors include her husband, Lee Watts; two sons, Greg Watts of Scottsburg and Gary Watts of Austin; a daughter, Deidre Watts of Austin; two brothers, the Rev. Charles Lovely and Joe Lovely; five sisters, Juanita Combs, Josephine Jackson, Wilma Eversole, Beatrice Ison and Betty Denn; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, October 25, at the Watts Funeral Home in Jackson, Ky. The Rev. Charles Lovely, the Rev. Don Watts and the Rev. Bradley Enevolsden officiated.
    Burial was in Jackson Cemetery there.
    Staff of the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin was in charge of arrangements.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
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