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Obituaries - November 19, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00

BETTINA (BETTY) J. DAVIS GHOLSON, 85
JAMES THOMAS FALLS, 56
LARRY H. EASTON, 66
MAE E. BALDWIN, 82
PAULINE SHARTZER, 88
DELBERT "SONNY" ARTHUR, JR., 71
ROBERT LEE BANE, 84
RAYMOND A. SANDLIN, 54
BETHEL BATT, 101
CLARENCE OSBORNE, 79
CATHERINE M. "CATSY" LANG, 79
WILBUR P. GLEITZ, 82
RAYMOND OSCAR CLAPP, 54
BICKNELL PEACOCK, 81
LOWELL BEGLEY
EDITH A. CAMPBELL, 101
HAZEL BARRETT, 85
CHARLES D. "BUD" HEATH, 81
IAN WILLIAM NORRIS, 21
ROBERT E. "BOBBY" SWEANY, 63
LOIS M. TANNER, 93
WILMA JEAN HOWARD, 75
ANDERSON E. "RED" FRALEY, 77
MICHAEL L. "MIKE" SMITH, 52


?    ?    BETTINA (BETTY) J. DAVIS GHOLSON, 85, Salem, died Wednesday, November 12 at her home.
    She was a retired employee of Mid-Southern Savings Bank, a member of High Street (Salem) Church of Christ, Christopher Harrison Chapter D.A.R., Colonial Dames, Mother’s Club, Community Club #31, and a volunteer for Washington County Hospital Auxiliary.
    Survivors include her husband, Hulen Gholson; daughter, Judith Brook of Atlanta, Georgia; two sisters, Madge Day and Laura June Stickels both of Salem; step-son, Lester Gholson of Salem; two step-daughters, Alma Hardy of Salem and Jill Albertson of Pekin; a granddaughter, great-granddaughter, seven step-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, November 16 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    JAMES THOMAS FALLS, 56, Jeffersonville, died Sunday, November 9 at his residence.
    He was a graduate of IUS with a degree in Journalism. He was an author, an avid writer and advocate for mental health rights, and a member of the National Association for Mental Illness.
    Survivors include his wife, Ella Jo Meadors Falls; daughter, Lacy Rogers of Scottsburg; two sisters, Jean Cieminski of Hastings, Minnesota and Jenny LaGrange of Jasper; brother, Harold B. Falls, Jr. of Springfield, Missouri; two step-sons, Stacy Meadors of New Washington and Scott Meadors of Marysville; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Friday, November 14 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    LARRY H. EASTON, 66, Campbellsburg, died Tuesday, November 11 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired employee of Oxford Automotives in Corydon, an Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion in Mitchell.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Charlene Kramer; two sons, Brian Easton of New Albany and Dustin Easton of Campbellsburg; daughter, Melissa Easton of Campbellsburg; brother, Michael Easton of Louisville; three sisters, Barbara L. Vanover of Pekin, Janice K. Humphrey of Louisville, and Nancy J. Jean of Salem, and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 15 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill cemetery with military honors.
    MAE E. BALDWIN, 82, Salem, died Wednesday, November 12 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired seamstress and a member of Salem Nazarene Church.
    Survivors include two sons, Lonnie Baldwin of Sellersburg and Joe Baldwin of Salem; three daughters, Phyllis Gorbett of Heltonville, Debbie Grimes of Salem, and Linda Allen of Campbellsburg; sister, Nadean Crosby of Hartford, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Friday, November 14 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    PAULINE SHARTZER, 88, Lanesville, died Tuesday, November 11 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was retired from the old H.A. Seinsheimer Co., was a member of the Health and Home Homemakers Club in New Albany, the National Campers and Hikers Association, and Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Lanesville.
    Survivors include her daughter, Pam Shartzer of Lanesville; sister, Ruthie B. Mercer of Louisville; numerous nieces and nephews, and a grand-dog, “Millie”.
    Services were held Saturday, November 15 at the Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Leitchfield, Kentucky.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children or to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League.
    DELBERT “SONNY” ARTHUR JR., 71, Floyds Knobs, died Saturday, November 8 at his residence.
    He was the former owner and operator of Sonny Arthur Motorcycle Shop in New Albany for about 20 years, and for about 30 years he owned and operated Sonny Arthur Home Builders, which developed and built in Floyd County. He was a former boxer with the Golden Gloves program, and was an avid collector of Lionel Trains.
    Survivors include his wife, Judy A. Quick Arthur; two sons, Delbert N. “Pete” Arthur III of Corydon and James L. Arthur of Floyds Knobs; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Quick of Floyds Knobs; sister-in-law, Carolyn Sower of Floyds Knobs; brother-in-law, Ronnie Quick of West Palm Beach, Florida; niece, Amy Holland of Sellersburg; two nephews, Chris Sowers of Sellersburg and Steve Quick of West Palm Beach, Florida, and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, November 13 at Kraft Funeral Service with burial in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.
    ROBERT LEE BANE, 84, Little York, died Sunday, November 9 in Charlestown.
    He was a farmer and retired foreman and lineman for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. He served in World War II as a private first class in the U.S. Army and was awarded the American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Medal, and a Presidential Citation.
    Survivors include a son, Clarence E. Bane of Charlestown; two grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 12 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Hebron Cemetery with military honors.
    RAYMOND A. SANDLIN, 54, Lanesville, died Tuesday, November 11 at Jewish Hospital.
    He was a native of Louisville. He was employed by Floyd Memorial Hospital, a Navy Veteran, and a member of Portland Avenue Church of Christ.
    Survivors include his wife, Mary Corinne (Floden) Sandlin; three sons, Robbie Schuler of Palmyra, Monty Hornback of Louisville, and David Sandlin of Lanesville; three daughters, Jennifer Matthews of New Albany, Kimberly VanHoutte of Mattawan, Michigan, and Sabrina James of Georgetown; mother, Effie Sandlin of Lanesville; three sisters, Sharon Cunningham of Utica, Cecilia Carter of Georgetown, and Phyllis Sandlin of New Albany; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 15 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes with interment in Edwardsville Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Crohn’s Disease & Colitis Foundation.
    BETHEL BATT, 101, Salem, died Wednesday, November 12 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a retired employee of Salem High School Cafeteria and a member of Salem First Christian Church and Mt. Tabor Ladies Aid.
    Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Fisher of Salem; daughter-in-law, Orchid Batt of Fruitland Park, Florida; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 17 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    CLARENCE OSBORNE, 79, Hardinsburg, died Wednesday, November 12 at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem.
    He was a retired sheet metal worker,  local #110 in Louisville, a member of the Valeene Christian Church and a member of the Parkland Masonic Lodge.
    Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Gladys L. Osborne; two sons, Peter and Jeffrey; three daughters, Pamela, Barbara, and Melissa; two brothers, Robert and Paul; sister, Patsy; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,  one great-great-grandchild, two step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
    Cremation was chosen. Graveside services were held Sunday, November 16 at the Kays Chapel Cemetery. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
    CATHERINE M. “CATSY” LANG, 79, Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, November 12 at her home.
    She was a retired seamstress for the old H.A. Seinsheimer Co. She was also formerly employed by Starlight Cabinet Company and was a hostess at the Dairy Queen and McDonald’s on State Street in New Albany. She was a member of the Atkins Chapel United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Melvin M. Lang; two sons, Calvin G. Lang and Gary W. Lang both of Floyds Knobs; daughter, Patricia “Sissy” Sellers of Floyds Knobs; three brothers, Herb and Wilbur Fenwick both of Floyds Knobs and Raymond Fenwick of New Albany; two sisters, Aileen Rogge of Georgetown and Mary Hunt of New Albany; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 17 at Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes with interment at Atkins Chapel Cemetery in Floyds Knobs.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus - Hospice of Southern Indiana.
    WILBUR P. GLEITZ, 82, Lanesville, died Wednesday, November 12 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
    He was a retired chemical operator for B.F. Goodrich in Louisville, and a farmer. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville.
    Survivors include two sons, John W. Gleitz of Louisville and Richard A. Gleitz of Arp, Texas; three daughters, Glenda Elliott of Alexandria, Virginia and Annetta Price and Betty Schmelz both of Lanesville; sister, Zelma Higginbotham of Lanesville and nine grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John’s New Church Building Fund.
    RAYMOND OSCAR CLAPP, 54, Stanton, Kentucky, formerly of Marysville, died Thursday, November 13 at University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    He was in the construction business as an electrician and a member of Marysville Christian Church and Baptist Calvary Church in Stanton.
    Survivors include his companion, Suzanne Walther of Stanton, Kentucky; two brothers, Michael and Randy Clapp both of Marysville, and a sister, Mary Ann Bumbalough of Madison.
    Services were held Sunday, November 16 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in the State Cemetery.
    BICKNELL PEACOCK, 81, Austin, died on Tuesday, November 18, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    Staff of the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin are in charge of arrangements.
    LOWELL BEGLEY, Crothersville, died on Monday, November 17, at his home.
    Staff of the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin are in charge of arrangements.
    EDITH A. CAMPBELL, 101, Scottsburg, died on Monday, November 17.
    A homemaker, she was born in Underwood and was a member of Underwood Baptist Church.
    Survivors include several nieces and nephews including niece Hazel Bowen of Austin, who was her caretaker.
    Calling on Thursday, November 20, at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Lee Brown will officiate.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the American Heart Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    HAZEL BARRETT, 85, Austin, died on Sunday, November 16, at her home.
    She was born in Breathitt County, Ky.
    Survivors include four sons, Donald Gene Barrett, Bobby Barrett, Danny Barrett and Jason Hensley, all of Austin; four daughters, Wanda Combs and Kathy Hensley, both of Scottsburg, Carolyn Barrett of Austin and Barbara Barrett of Wheeling, Il.; a brother, Coy Deaton of Breathitt County; three sisters, Bessie Noble of Breathitt County, Georgia Deaton of Newport, Ky., and Mattie Turner of Talbert, Ky.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin from 4 to 8 p.m.
    On Thursday, November 20, calling will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the funeral service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Joe Arevalos will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    CHARLES D. “BUD” HEATH, 81, Henryville, died on Sunday, November 16, at St. Catherine Regional Medical Center in Charlestown.
    He was born in Henryville and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II with a Letter of Commendation from Admiral Nimitz. He was a retired employee of Colgate-Palmolive in Jeffersonville, having worked 40 years there. He was a leader of the 4-H Saddle Club and a member of the 4-H Clark County Corp. Board of Directors. He was also a member of Blue Lick Christian Church near Henryville.
    Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Jeannette Case; three daughters, Linda J. King of Charlestown, Judy M. Lomax of Sellersburg and Charlene Gibson of Memphis; two sisters, Elnora Brishaber of Lakeland, Fl., and Aliene Dunlevy of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) is planned from 1 to 8 p.m. at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville.
    On Thursday, November 20, calling at Blue Lick Christian Church will be observed from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Pastor Jerry Shaw will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Henryville following full military honors performed by members of American Legion Post 204 of Sellersburg.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit his church or the American Heart Association.
    IAN WILLIAM NORRIS, 21, Hanover, died on Friday, November 14, as the result of injuries suffered in a car accident near New Washington.
    A resident of the Hanover community all of his life, he had worked for FAS Plastics near Hanover and was currently a student at Ivy Tech State College.
    Survivors include his father, Robert “Bob” Norris Jr. of Hanover; his mother, Debra Vestal Norris of Hanover; and his grandmother, Beverly Norris of Lexington.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, November 18, at the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Pastor David Colbert officiated.
    Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    ROBERT E. “BOBBY” SWEANY, 63, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, November 15, at his home.
    An Austin native, he was a mechanic for the old American Can Company in Austin, retiring in 1987 after 27 years of employment. He had also worked for Dave Engle for five years. He was a veteran of the Indiana Army National Guard in which he served for six years. Memberships included Austin Christian Church.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon R. Huff; three sons, Dean Sweany of Port Charlotte, Fl., Scott Sweany of Crothersville and Delmer Johnson of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Angela Fields of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Joseph Sweany of North Vernon and Eddie Sweany of Scottsburg; and 12 grandchildren.
    A graveside service was conducted on Monday, November 17, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Finley Township. Eddie Sweany officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit the Oak Hill Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    LOIS M. TANNER, 93, Commiskey, died on Thursday, November 13, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
    She was born in Beech Creek, Ky., and worked as a private duty nurse, retiring in 1974. She moved from Indianapolis to Jennings County in 1979 with her late husband. She attended First Marion Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a son, Joseph Kelly Tanner of Commiskey; a daughter, Marsha Anne Marshall of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, November 17, at First Marion Baptist Church. The Rev. Michael Cantrell officiated.
    Burial was in First Marion Baptist Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville to benefit her church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.AdamsFuneralHome Online.com.
    WILMA JEAN HOWARD, 75, Austin, died on Tuesday, November 11, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Yerkes, Ky., and had owned and operated the old Howard’s General Store for several years. She was also a former employee of Morgan Foods Inc. in Austin and the old U.S. Shoe Corporation in Crothersville and the old Seymour Shirt Factory. She also owned and managed several pieces of rental property.
    Survivors include her husband, Boyd R. Howard; a son, Namon Patrick Howard of Crothersville; a daughter, Sharon Howard of Austin; a brother, Wiley “Peanut” Brock of Austin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, November 14, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Larry Hatton, the Rev. Green Neace and the Rev. Wendell Eldridge 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.
    ANDERSON E. “RED” FRALEY, 77, Seymour, died on Tuesday, November 11, at Schneck Medical Center there.
    Born in Booneville, Ky., he was the former co-owner of the old Red’s Smorgasbord in downtown Scottsburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired, self-employed truck driver for A&S Transportation in Seymour. Memberships included the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Seymour. He was a Past Master and member of Scottsburgh Lodge 572 F&AM and a former member of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Sheila Burns; a son, Harvey D. Fraley of Austin; two daughters, Rhonda L. Fuel of Westport and Barbara A. White of Seymour; two brothers, John Herald and Bob Emery, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Malvery Ross of Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, November 14, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Manny Ojeda and Pastor Rick Prather officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery following full military honors.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home for the family.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    MICHAEL L. “MIKE” SMITH, 52, Scottsburg, died on Tuesday, November 11, at his home.
    He was a Scottsburg native and was a former employee of Tecumseh in Salem, where he had worked for 15 years. He was also a former employee of Holm Industries in Scottsburg and a farmer.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Kathy McNear; a stepson, Travis Smith of Little York; his mother, Ida Smith of Scottsburg; two brothers, Rick Smith of Scottsburg and Lowry G. Smith of Madison; three sisters, Doris Biddle and Joyce Knight, both of Salem, and Rhonda King of New Albany; and a grandson.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, November 13, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Alex H. McIntosh officiated.
    Burial was in Little York Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
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