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Obituaries - December 17, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 December 2008 00:00

JACK DANIEL "DOC" MARTIN, SR., 79
CAPITOLA HAMILTON, 78
CHARLES F. HAUSWALD, 88
ROY LEE KESSINGER, 84
HELEN LAVERNE KNUCKLES CONGLETON, 89
HOWARD H. REED, 79
EARL CECIL SMITH, 70
JOHN A. FLEENOR, 33
ELVIN "BARNEY" HAMMER, 81
RUSSEL WADE SHROYER
HELEN PAULINE WISEMAN, 85
WILLIAM LEWIS, SR., 88
LOIS BERNICE FRAZE
WILLIAM "BILL" TUCKER, 88
ROY L. STOUT, 81
DEA DEATON, 85
JOHN DONALD "DON" GREEN, 84
ELIZABETH F. WESTFALL, 81
BEULAH G. BUXTON, 91
DYLLAN EMMA MAY, infant
BILLY JOE WHITE, 65


? ?    ?    ?    JACK DANIEL “DOC” MARTIN, SR., 79, Louisville, died Saturday, December 6 at Jewish Hospital.
    He was a native of Palmyra and an avid fan of Indiana University Basketball. He retired from GE and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
    Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Bertha Ann Martin (Jenkins); children, Sandy Martin Ballard, Mike Martin, Danny Martin, Jr., Lana Martin Brunner, and Tonya Martin Phillips; 19 grandchildren and 12.5 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, December 10 at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.
    Family requests donations go to Pulmonary Fibrosis or Holy Family Catholic Church.

    CAPITOLA HAMILTON, 78, Pekin, died Sunday, December 7 at her residence.
    She had been a resident of Washington County since 1969, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, and loved her music. She was the retired owner of the old Capitola’s Hair Fashion in Pekin.
    Survivors include two daughters, Diana Jolly of New Albany and Loretta Nicholson of Pekin; brother, Lilburn B. Hall, Jr. of Greencastle; four sisters, Norma Jean Smith of Salem and Carlie Bedford, Tracey Jackson, and Sandra Anderson, all of Pekin; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, December 10 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Pekin.
    CHARLES F. HAUSWALD, 88, Corydon, died Monday, December 8 at Guerin Woods Elder Care Facility in Georgetown.
    He was a retired post office employee as well as being very active in the training and racing of their horses and was a WWII Navy veteran. He was also a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church in New Middletown as well as St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon.
    Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillian (Read) Hauswald of Corydon; three sons, Thomas Hauswald of Jeffersonville, Steve Hauswald of Corydon, and Philip Hauswald of Floral Park, New York; three daughters, Mary McKulick and Julia Crone both of New Albany, and Joan Lynn Schmidt of Corydon; three sisters, Dorothy Thomas of Sellersburg, Marge Warner of Rockford, Illinois, and Barbara Freeman of Louisville; brother, James Hauswald of Corydon; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, December 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Corydon with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    The family suggests memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph Church Parish Hall Fund in Corydon.
    ROY LEE KESSINGER, 84, formerly of Louisville, died Sunday, December 7 in Greenville.
    He was a native of Larue County, Kentucky, a retired gauge inspector for International Harvester, an Army veteran of World War II, and a longtime former member of Hazelwood Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and a member of the choir. He was also a founder and member of Greenville New Hope Baptist Church in Greenville.
    Survivors include his wife of 65 years, the former Evelyn Walden; two sons, Randy and Roy Kessinger; two daughters, Sharon Wood and Becky Ballard; two brothers, Otis and William Kessinger, Jr.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, December 12 at Nunnelley Funeral Home with burial in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
    HELEN LAVERNE KNUCKLES CONGLETON, 89, Pekin, died Monday, December 8 at Waters of Salem Healthcare in Salem.
    She was a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ, a professional softball pitcher starting with the Louisville Dairy Maids and other teams; she played for Wingcites and won the Kentucky State Championship in 1945, then played for the Chicago Chicks until 1948. She was a housewife, employed at Borden Cabinet Factory, and Charlestown Powder Plant.
    Survivors include a son, Keith Congleton; brother, Merle Knuckles; sister, Mary; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Thursday, December 11 at Martinsburg Church of Christ with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    HOWARD H. REED, 79, Georgetown, died Monday, December 8 at Autumn Woods Healthcare Campus in New Albany.
    He was a self-employed excavating contractor and was a past member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Corydon.
    Survivors include his wife, Imogene Bowman Reed of Georgetown; son, Howard Kevin Reed of New Albany; daughter, Karen Sheckell of Georgetown; two sisters, Bonnie Burnett and Belle Brown, both of New Salisbury; four step-sisters, Rose Conrad of Corydon, Linda Windell of New Middletown, Sharon Loew of Lanesville, and Mona Brown of Vine Grove, Kentucky; two step-brothers, Keith Cannon of New Salisbury and Carl Cannon of Lanesville; three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
    Services were held Thursday, December 11 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery in Georgetown.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
    EARL CECIL SMITH, 70, Salem, died Tuesday, December 9 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was an employee of BASF Corporation in Louisville for 34 years, retiring in 2003. He was a member of Cornerstone Family Church in Campbellsburg.
    Survivors include two sons, Scott and Jeff Smith both of Salem; daughter, Marcia Thompson of Salem; five brothers, Gibert, Benny, Ray, and Mike Smith, all of Salem, and Leroy Smith of Bedford; four sisters, Fran Bowling of Salem, Veda Naugle of Scottsburg, Sandy Graham of Pekin, and Bernice Garrett of Salem; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, December 13 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
    JOHN A. FLEENOR, 33, Louisville, died Saturday, December 6 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel in Elizabeth.
    He had been a resident of Louisville for most of his life, was a native of Salem, and a 1994 graduate of Trinity High School. He was a member of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville. He was a former employee of Bacons, Dillards, Walgreen’s, TGI Friday’s, Chilis, and McDonald’s.
    Survivors include his mother, Jean Ann Duncan of Louisville, and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and many dear friends.
    Services were held Sunday, December 14 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
    ELVIN “BARNEY” HAMMER, 81, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, December 5 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was retired from International Harvester and was a founding member, and 51 year veteran, of the Lafayette Fire Department in Floyds Knobs. He was an avid card player, a great hugger, gardener, and member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church in Floyds Knobs.
    Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Irene (Barr) Hammer; three daughters, Beverly A. Tucker of Georgetown, Cheryl A. Elder of Taylorsville, Kentucky, and Joan M. Conrad of Glendale, Arizona; son, E. Wayne Hammer of Floyds Knobs; sister, Mary Hublar of New Albany; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 9 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to WHAS Crusade for Children or the American Diabetes Association.
    RUSSEL WADE SHROYER, Georgetown, died Tuesday, December 9.
    He was a 60 year + member of New Albany #39, F & AM. He was also a retired plumber and a 60 year + member of Plumbers Local 107 in Louisville. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Navy as an instructor at the Little Creek, Virginia Naval Base and aboard a “patrol craft” around Trinidad.
    Survivors include son, Robert of Knoxville, Tennessee.
    Services were held Friday, December 12 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville with private interment.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Indiana Masonic Home Foundation, Inc., 525 N. Illinois Street, PO Box 44210, Indianapolis, IN 46244-0210.
    HELEN PAULINE WISEMAN, 85, Floyds Knobs, died Tuesday, December 9 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker, a member of Springdale United Methodist Church and was a 50 year member of The Order of the Eastern Star Jeffersonville Chapter #327.
    Survivors include a son, Dennis Wiseman of Louisville; daughter, Sheila Stewart of Floyds Knobs; two grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Friday, December 12 at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
    WILLIAM D. LEWIS, SR., 88, Sellersburg, died Monday, December 8.
    Services were held Saturday, December 13 at Scott Funeral Home’s North Chapel.
    LOIS BERNICE FRAZE, Charlestown, died Wednesday, December 10 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Unity Missionary Baptist in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two sons, James S. Fraze of Charlestown and Carl R. Fraze of Jeffersonville; four daughters, Brenda Fraze and Linda Harness both of Charlestown, Sharon Johnson of Otisco, and Beverly Smith of Clarksville; brother, Sterling Hay of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sister, Deloris Odom of Arkansas; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, December 15 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington.
    WILLIAM “BILL” TUCKER, 88, New Albany, died Thursday, December 11 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and a professional boxer. He worked at Daubert Electric, then 37 years with Naval Ordnance Station. After Naval Ordnance closed, he worked with Hughes Aircraft and Raytheon Company. He taught at the Louisville Radio School and Prosser School of Technology in New Albany. He graduated from the University of Louisville Speed School. He was an avid woodcarver and dabbled in geology as a hobby.
    Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Ruth (Meyer) Tucker; son, Terry Tucker of Greenville; daughter, Vicki Schindler of Georgetown; brother, Kenny Tucker of New Albany, and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, December 15 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial at SCI Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany with military honors.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bonnie Sloan American Legion Post #28.
    ROY L. STOUT, 81, Crothersville, died on Monday, December 8, in Seymour.
    Born in Seymour, he was a lifelong Crothersville resident. He was a retired employee of the old U.S. Shoe Corporation in Crothersville, where he worked for 35 years.
    Survivors include a son, Terry Stout of Crothersville; and two sisters, Juanita Duncan of Tampico and Pauline Isaacs of Retreat.
    The funeral service was conducted on Thursday, December 11, at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville. The Rev. Jon Pearce officiated.
    Cremation was requested.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the family.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    DEA DEATON, 85, Austin, died on Monday, December 8, at Scott Villa Living Center in Scottsburg.
    He was born in Breathitt County, Ky., and was a 50-year member of Scott Lodge 120 F&AM in Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Orpha Wiseman; a daughter, Janet Sue Barrett of Austin; two brothers, Jay Deaton of Austin and Silas Deaton of Frankfort, Ohio; a sister, Bertha Shouse of Paris Crossing; two grandchildren; and a step-granddaughter.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, December 12, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Billy Joe Deaton 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.
    JOHN DONALD “DON” GREEN, 84, Salem, died on Wednesday, December 3, at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    He was a Washington County native and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired dairy farmer and former board chairman and member of Farm Credit Services. He was a member of Smedley Church of Christ and Rob Morris Lodge 282 F&AM.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ellen Chastain; two sons, Tommy Green and Terry Green, both of Campbellsburg; three daughters, Kathy Dodds of Scottsburg and Donette Molck and Kristie Martin, both of Salem; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, December 6, at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.
    Burial was in Claysville Cemetery following full military honors.
    Memorial gifts may be made to Cavetown Cemetery c/o Keith Guthrie, 1564 North West Washington School Road, Campbellsburg, IN 47108.
    ELIZABETH F. WESTFALL, 81, Campbellsburg, died on Wednesday, December 3, at her home.
    A homemaker, she was born in Little York and was a member of the Saltillo Christian Church.
    Survivors include a son, John Westfall; two daughters, Debbie Padgett of Washington and Terry Bullington of Marengo; a foster son, Burt Wright of Kingsland, Ga.; a foster daughter, Jayne Pratt of Louisiana; a brother, Levi Hall of Salem; six sisters, Mary Elliott of Scottsburg, Pauline Mockabee and Barbara Morris-Nix, both of Jeffersonville, Ruth Evans of Hopkinsville, Ky., Neva Clark of Clarksville and Audra Payne of Salem; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, December 6, at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem. Bro. Bob Holler officiated.
    Burial was in Saltillo Cemetery in Campbellsburg.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.dawaltfuneralhome.com.    
    BEULAH G. BUXTON, 91, Scottsburg, died on Friday, December 5.
    She was born in Fowler and resided in Scott County most of her life. She was a retired employee of Scott School District 2, having served as head cook at Johnson Elementary School. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and its Widows Club.
    Survivors include a son, Donald Buxton of Lexington; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, December 10, at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Pastor Richard Lowe officiated.
    Burial was in Scaffold Lick Cemetery near Blocher.
    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.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    DYLLAN EMMA MAY, infant daughter of Reed and Joann Metz May of Brownstown, was stillborn on Wednesday, December 3, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    Her survivors also include two sisters, Kayla Guthrie and Rylee May, both of Brownstown; her grandparents, Phillip and Helen May of Bloomington and Glenn and Lucille Metz of Crothersville; and her great-grandparents, Dorothy May of Bloomington and Walter and Elsie Luedeman of Paris Crossing.
    A private graveside service was conducted on Sunday, December 7, at Uniontown Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Hillenburg officiated.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville to benefit the March of Dimes.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.
    BILLY JOE WHITE, 65, Austin, died on Saturday, December 6, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    A native of Chavies, Ky., he was a retired employee of Arvin’s Gladstone Plant in Columbus. He had also worked at ITT in North Vernon for 25 years. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Crothersville.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Linda Sue Morris; a daughter, Jennifer Dale Huff Rogers of Austin; three brothers, Tom White and Vernon White, both of Yerkes, Ky., and Hiram White of Austin; two sisters, Ruth Boshears of Austin and Doahea Hughes of Yerkes; and four grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 9, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Sammie White 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.
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