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Obituaries - December 3, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 December 2008 00:00

MARGARET JOHNTON, 92
ELMA REGINA LINDSEY, 71
HELEN VIRGINIA MCCRACKEN COMPTON, 87
GEORGE LAWRENCE, 46
MARJORIE STARR, 87
ROBERT "COOKIE" PLASKETT, JR., 58
MARY ELLEN RUSSELL, 78
MARGARET FENDLEY, 88
JOSEPH TODD CAMPBELL, 42
JIMMY HALL, 72
DALLAS W. SMITSON, 61
GLENN A. DEUSER, 80
INLOE (WHITEY) FAYNE TRAVILLION
DENNIS E. SMITH, 61
DONNA LEE HENSLEY, 69
JAMES WILDER, 74
MILLARD ANDREW MOORE, 57
FANNIE M. SALMON, 85
DELORES ANN STUCKWISCH HUNDLEY, 81
LELAH ELIZABETH KIMMEL, 93
ERTIE GLENN MILLER, 58
WARREN T. "JACK" SULLIVAN, JR., 90
ANNA MARIE ELY, 91
JOHN F. "JACK" UHLEN, 87
KERMIT C. THOMPSON, 72


? ?    MARGARET JOHNTON, 92, Fredericksburg, died Thursday, November 20 at Meadow View Health and Rehab Center in Salem.
    Burial was in the Kays Chapel Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ELMA REGINA LINDSEY, 71, Charlestown, died Sunday, November 23 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a former administrative assistant with Bird and Sturgeon Attorneys in New Albany and a member of the old Salem United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include her daughter, Gina Wampler of Charlestown; brother, Harvey Spencer of Clarksville and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 26 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Old Salem Cemetery in Charlestown.
    HELEN VIRGINIA MCCRACKEN COMPTON, 87, Salem, died Sunday, November 23 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include two sons, Dennis McCracken of La Mirade, California and Steve McCraken of San Diego, California; daughter, Sue Wright of Salem; two sisters, Evelyn Fultz of Savannah, Georgia and Mary Hickman of Weatherford, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Tuesday, November 25 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Ames Chapel Cemetery in Orange County.
    GEORGE LAWRENCE, 46, La Grange, Texas, died Thursday, November 20 in Texas.
    Survivors include his wife, Anita Lawrence of La Grange, Texas; three daughters, Autumn Lynne Willette of Vernal, Utah, Jeanette E’llene Ellis of Tepelo, Mississippi, and Juanita May Terrazas of Eldorado, Arkansas; father, George Wagner Lawrence, Sr., of Lexington, Kentucky; two brothers, Lee Lawrence of Salem and Troy Walls of Salem; a grandson, and nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, November 22 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.
    MARJORIE STARR, 87, Salem, died Friday, November 21 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was an employee of the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, retiring 1981. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Salem and the Salem Senior Citizens Center.
    Survivors include a son, Nicholas Starr of Lafayette; two daughters, Constance Hibbs of Louisville and Jacqueline Cork of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; sister, Janice Wolski of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 24 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 West Washington Street, Ste 1180-South Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
    ROBERT “COOKIE” PLASKETT, JR., 58, Marietta, Georgia, formerly of New Washington, died Sunday, November 9 in Rome, Georgia.
    He operated Green Acres Landscaping Co. in Marietta, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
    Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Lynn Suthard of Hanover; brother, Ira Asher of Tennessee; sister, Barbara Bizer of Louisville, and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, November 24 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    MARY ELLEN RUSSELL, 78, Campbellsburg, died Friday, November 21 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was retired from B.F. Goodrich after 27 years and was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church.
    Survivors include two brothers, Larry Russell of Campbellsburg and James Irvin Russell of Monrovia; three sisters, Janet Russell of Louisville and Jewel and Mildred Russell, both of Campbellsburg; two nephews and a niece.
    There were no services. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    MARGARET FENDLEY, 88, Sellersburg, died Friday, November 21 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was retired from P. Lorillard Company in Louisville after 30 years of service.
    Services were held Monday, November 24 at Garr Funeral Home.
    JOSEPH TODD CAMPBELL, 42, Borden, died Saturday, November 22.
    Services were held Wednesday, November 26 at Shrader Funeral Home.
    JIMMY HALL, 72, Sellersburg, died Friday, November 21.
    Cremation was chosen. Garr Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    DALLAS W. SMITSON, 61, Floyds Knobs, died Wednesday, November 19.
    He was pastor of Dallas Smitson Ministries in Floyds Knobs. Services were held Wednesday, November 26 at Swarens Funeral Home.
    GLENN A. DEUSER, 80, Georgetown, died Monday, November 24 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired manager of economic planning for CSX Transportation in Louisville and Jacksonville, Florida. He was a member of the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Inc. Unit 41, the Georgetown Chapter of the Masonic Lodge Post #480, and Tunnel Hill Christian Church. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Thelma McGlothan of Georgetown; three sons, Mark Deuser of Floyds Knobs, Greg Deuser of Floyds Knobs, and Dr. David Deuser of New York, New York; daughter-in-law, Asha  Swarup of Bloomington; brother, Paul Deuser of Greenville; sister, Paulette Elrod of Jasper; mother-in-law, Odell McGlothan of Georgetown and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, November 29 at Tunnel Hill Christian Church in Georgetown with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
    INLOE (WHITEY) FAYNE TRAVILLIAN, Greenville, died Monday, November 24.
    He was a fifty-year member of the Greenville United Methodist Church, a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge 15 in Gleason, Tennessee, along with being a past Worthy Patron of Greenville Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a retired truck driver for the Courier Journal.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Ailene) Golden Travillian of New Albany; brother, Roy Travillian of Gleason, Tennessee; three sons, Ernie Travillian of Floyds Knobs, Lem Travillian of Jeffersonville, and Jack Travillian of Greenville; four daughters, Faye Bowen of Newbern, Tennessee, Jane Smith of Georgetown, Viola Haug of Depauw, and Vickie Fessel of Depauw; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Friday, November 28 at Love Funeral Home with burial in Greenville Cemetery.
    DENNIS E. SMITH, 61, New Albany, died Saturday, November 20.
    Survivors include his son, Edward C. Smith; sister, Teresa M. Clark; brother, Steven M. Smith; granddaughter, Audrey N. Smith, and aunt, Mary C. Klan.
    Services were held Monday, November 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    DONNA LEE HENSLEY, 69, Crothersville, died on Saturday, November 29, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    Born in Retreat, she was a 1957 graduate of Crothersville High School. She worked for over 20 years at the old U.S. Shoe Corporation in Crothersville and had also been employed at Cummins Engine Company. She was a retired employee of Hendrix Box Company in Brownstown.
    Survivors include a son, Kevin Glen Hensley of Crothersville; a daughter, Lucinda Gale Minton of Crothersville; three brothers, Albert “Sonny” Niewedde and Fred Niewedde, both of Crothersville, and her twin, Donald “Super” Niewedde of Austin; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ralph Hillenburg will officiate.
    Burial will be in Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Cana Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    JAMES WILDER, 74, Austin, died on Sunday, November 30, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    He was born in Booneville, Ky., and was a retired employee of Jay Packaging in Scottsburg. He was also a former supervisor for the old Pantasote Company in Seymour and the old I.T.T. Thompson in North Vernon. He attended the Scottsburg Church of God.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda Jean Holland; a daughter, Sherry K. Haleman of Austin; five brothers, Herschel Wilder of Walla Walla, Wa., GaryWilder of Scottsburg, Harvey Wilder and Kenneth Wilder, both of Booneville, and Eugene Wilder of McKee, Ky.; a sister, Elma Noble of Jackson, Ky.; a stepbrother, Kermit Gay Jr. of Scottsburg; two granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Bishop Sonny Fugate will officiate.
    Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    MILLARD ANDREW MOORE, 57, Scottsburg, died at his home on Sunday, November 30.
    Additional information may be found in a separate article in this edition.
    FANNIE M. SALMON, 85, Kokomo, died on Friday, November 28, at Howard Regional Health Systems in Howard.
    A homemaker, she was born in Spartenburg, S.C., and was a former resident of Austin, where she had been a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of Goucher Baptist Church in South Carolina.
    Survivors include a son, Wayne Salmon of Scottsville, Ky.; a daughter, Patricia Banter of Kokomo; three brothers, Thomas Rector, Robert Rector and James Rector, all of Gaffney, S.C.; a sister, Mary Scott Rector of Gaffney; and six grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 2, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. David Culley officiated.
    Burial was in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    DELORES ANN STUCKWISCH HUNDLEY, 81, Seymour, died on Friday, November 28, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    A homemaker and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, she retired in 1983 from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sauers and the church’s Ladies Aid Society.
    Survivors include three sons, Jerry Stuckwisch of Crothersville, Michael “Spanky” Stuckwisch of Brownstown and Allen Stuckwisch of Seymour; a daughter, Janet Bobb of Seymour; a stepson, Merrill Hundley of Griffin; a stepdaughter, Rosemary Mertz of Kansas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 2, at her church. Vicar David Kane and the Rev. Scott Kozisek officiated.
    Burial was in the church cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown to benefit the St. John’s Sauers handicapped parking lot fund or the Sauers Cemetery Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.spurgeonfh.com.
    LELAH ELIZABETH KIMMEL, 93, Lexington, died on Saturday, November 29, at her home.
    A native of French Lick, she was a member of the Georgetown Christian Church, Saluda Homemakers Club in Jefferson County and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 387 in English.
    Survivors include two daughters, Karlene Whitaker of Taswell and Nancy Lock of Hawthorne, Fl.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 2, at the Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon. The Rev. Roy McClain officiated.
    Burial was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Vistacare Hospice.
    ERTIE GLENN MILLER, 58, Scottsburg, died on Saturday, November 29, at his home.
    A life resident of Scott County, he was born in Scottsburg and had worked at Genpak L.L.C. in Scottsburg as well as the old Tempest in North Vernon, the old Bowater Computer Forms in Scottsburg and the old American Can Company in Austin. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church near Scottsburg, the Coffee Creek Conservation Cub and the American Trap Shooting Association.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine “Kate” E. Dean; a son, Michael J. Miller of Terre Haute; two brothers, Earl Miller of Austin and Gerald “Bud” Miller of Scottsburg; and three sisters, Carroll Robbins, Beulah Wells and Edna Grubaugh, all of Scottsburg.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 2, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Dave Huey officiated.
    Burial was in New Providence Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Hosparus or the New Providence Cemetery Association.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    WARREN T. “JACK” SULLIVAN JR., 90, Vevay, died on Thursday, November 27, at Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay.
    He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Switzerland County. He graduated from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1941 and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He purchased and operated the local pharmacy in 1955 and operated it until it closed in 1996. He then worked part-time for Perry and Dunbar Drug Store in Madison until 2006.
    Memberships included Switzerland Masonic Lodge 122 F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine Club, Vevay American Legion Post 185, Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396 and Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Vevay, in which he had served in every office, including as President. He was a 60-plus year member of Kiwanis and had served as Governor of the Indiana District of Kiwanis. He was honored as a George F. Hixson Fellow in 1989 by Kiwanis International and received the Tablet of Honor from the Kiwanis International Foundation.
    He was a former member of the Vevay School Board and was a founding member of the Paul Ogle Foundation, where he served for 28 years. He served 12 years on the Vevay/Switzerland County Community Foundation.
    Memberships also included the Madison Country Club, Madison Moose Lodge 765, Switzerland County Board of Health, Markland Dam Development Committee and the Swiss Wine Festival Committee, Kosair Children’s Hospital Board of Directors and the Switzer Square Senior Citizens Board of Directors.
    Honors presented to him included the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2003, the Chamber of Commerce Paul Ogle Community Service Award in 1993 and the Paul Oglew Foundation honoring him by naming the senior citizens center in Vevay after him.
    Survivors include three sons, William F. “Bill” Sullivan of Vevay, Ted Sullivan of Madison and Pat Sullivan of Scottsburg; two daughters, Lisa Sullivan Rieman of East Enterprise and Jackie Fugate of Scottsburg; two stepdaughters, Pam Hambrick of Vevay and Judy Cole of Austin, Tx.; a brother, Mac L. Sullivan of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
    A Masonic memorial service was held on Sunday evening, November 30, at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, December 1, at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Parrot and the Rev. Tammy Roberts officiated.
    Burial was in Vevay Cemetery following full military honors performed by members of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and VFW Post 5396 Honor Guards.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Jack Sullivan Pharmacy Scholarship established with the Vevay/Switzerland County Community Foundation.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.
    ANNA MARIE ELY, 91, Scottsburg, died on Thursday, November 27, at Scottsburg Healthcare Center.
    She was a Scott County native and a retired employee of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, where she worked for ten years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Leota.
    Survivors include a son, Robert G. Ely of Scottsburg; three daughters, Phyllis Reardon, Joyce Petty and Rita Masnick, all of Scottsburg; a sister, Carol Jones of Scottsburg; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, November 30, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. The Rev. Robert Flynn officiated.
    Burial was in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Leota.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit her church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    JOHN F. “JACK” UHLEN, 87, Washington D.C., died on Thursday, November 20, at his home.
    He was born in Corydon but moved to Scott County with his family and was a 1939 honor graduate of Scottsburg High School. He then attended the University of Louisville as a pre-med student and then Brown University, from which he received a bachelor of arts degree in English. He also attended U.S. Army Specialized Training in French at the University of Cincinnati and received a graduate degree in that language from Brown university in 1946.
    He served in military intelligence in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Following the war, he became an editor for the American Red Cross and then served as a director of publications for the University of California and worked with the National Publishing Company in Washington D.C. He retired in 1978 as Director of Publications for the National Association of Home Builders in Washington D.C.
    Survivors include many friends and his namesake, John Ulen Dunn.
    A memorial service was conducted at Joseph Gawler’s Sons Inc. in Washington D.C. on Friday, November 28.
    KERMIT C. THOMPSON, 72, Hawk Point, Mo. Died on Tuesday, November 25, at his home.
    Born in Russellville, Al., he was raised in that area. He was a retired employee of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, where he worked for many years.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Phyllis Wells; two sons, Wayne Thompson of Columbus and Kermit Thompson of Herrin, Il.; a daughter, Patrice Brady of Connersville; a stepson, Steve Mount of Troy, Mo.; two brothers, Alton Thompson and Harold Ray Thompson; seven sisters, VonScelle Fretwell, Christine Trapp, Betty Smith, Mary Edwards, Vicki Lambert, Sandra Marshall and Janet McKinon; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    Cremation was requested.
    A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Sulphur Lick Baptist Church in Old Alexandria, Mo.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website of Ingersoll Chapel of Troy, Mo., located at www.ingersollchapel.com.
    Staff of Ingersoll Chapel was in charge of arrangements.?
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