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Obituaries - December 31, 2008 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 December 2008 00:00

BEATRICE O. FARR, 68
LARRY W. TURPEN, 64
CHERYL ANN PRATHER, 51
PENNY HOUSTON, 80
FANNIE BELL DEBOARD, 71
LAURA H. WRIGHT MAPLES, 86
MARVIN L. KRUER, 88
BRUCE P. LATTRAY, 60
JEFFERY ALLEN JOHNSON, 43
STAN BERRY, 64
MARY ALICE PAVY, 85
WILLIE HELTON, 37
TIMOTHY FRANK "SWEETPEA" RHOADES, 37
RONALD L. "RON" SMITH, 38
MARY ALICE COTTINGHAM, 76
STEVE TURNER, JR., 83
ALLEN COUCH, 90
SHIRLEY JONES, 61
DEWEY SPICER, 86
 


? ?    ?    ?  ?    BEATRICE O. FARR, 68, Paoli, died on Tuesday, December 23, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    A homemaker, she was born in Tupper Lake, New York.
    Survivors include her husband, Harvey Farr; two sons, William Farr of Austin and Jesse Farr of Denver, Co.; a daughter, Claudette Farr of Clarksville; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Cremation was requested.
    Staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was in charge of arrangements.
    LARRY W. TURPEN, 64, Salem, died Friday, December 26 at his home.
    He was a retired Math teacher for Floyd County Schools. He was a member and deacon of Smedley Church of Christ, National Education Association, Indiana State Teacher’s Association, Indiana University I Man’s Club and Varsity Club. He was a past member of Salem Exchange Club.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Rita Baker; son, Eric Turpen of Fishers; daughter, Tricia Brown of Salem; brother, Kenneth Turpen of Bedford; mother-in-law, Opal Baker of Salem, and three grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 30 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    CHERYL ANN PRATHER, 51, Clarksville, died Thursday, December 4 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a 1975 graduate of Eastern High School and a 1980 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington. She moved to Arizona where she lived for many years and retired from employment with the state of Arizona. She was also a past volunteer at the Thunderbird Hospital in Glendale, Arizona. Most recently she was a volunteer at Floyd Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed music, crafts, and spending time with her family.
    Survivors include her parents, Charles and Barbara Prather of New Albany; sister, Teresa Bennett of Georgetown; brother, John Prather of Sellersburg; nieces, nephews, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
    Services were held Sunday, December 7 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr., Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
    PENNY HOUSTON, 80, Salem, died Thursday, December 25 at her residence.
    She was a member of West Side Baptist Church in Salem and had been a resident of Washington County since 1978. She was the owner of the old Penny’s Country Treasures in Salem, retiring in 2006.
    Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Rod Houston; five daughters, Dusty Trumble of Salem, Nancy Beall of Lafayette, Audrey Donais of New York, Laurie Guntle of Salem and Vickie Kniesly of Salem; four sons, Charles Barfield of Jacksonville, Florida, and Danny R., Bert, and Lenny Houston all of Salem; two sisters, Jane Stradling of Petoskey, Michigan, and Mary Foster of Grand Rapids, Michigan; brother, Rick Foster of Florida; 34 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, December 28 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
    FANNIE BELL DEBOARD, 71, Salem, died Saturday, December 27 at her residence.
    She was a member of the Wise County Virginia Baptist Church, had been a resident of Washington County since 1962, formerly of Wise County, Virginia, and was a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and the U.A.W. Carpenters and Joiners Union local 89. She was an employee of the old Smith Cabinet Manufacturing Company in Salem, retiring in 2007.
    Survivors include her husband, Jesse DeBoard; two daughters, Barbara Bennett and Teresa Chastain both of Salem; three sons, Steven C. Neeley of Salem, Jesse James DeBoard, Jr. of Pekin, and Scott L. DeBoard of West Monroe, Louisiana; brother, Richard Neeley of Martinsburg; sister, Nancy Wells of Duffield, Virginia; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 30 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.
    LAURA H. WRIGHT MAPLES, 86, Sellersburg, died Thursday, December 25 at Maple Manor Health Care in Sellersburg.
    She was a former resident of New Albany. She was a retired Registered Nurse formerly with the old Deaconess Hospital in Louisville and most recently Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    Survivors include a son, Michael L. Maples of New Albany; two sisters, Thelma Maples of Clarksville and Shirley Carpenter of Simpsonville, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 30 at Kraft Charlestown Rd. Funeral Chapel with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
    MARVIN L. KRUER, 88, Floyds Knobs, died Friday, December 26 at his home.
    He served in the United States Marine Corps as a dive bomber pilot during World War II, then entered the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves until 1951. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1980 as Assistant Postmaster. He was a life member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church, member of the St. Mary’s Senior Citizens, the National Association of Federal Employees, Experimental Aircraft Association, Kentuckiana Hearing Loss Association, National Riflemen’s Association, and was a life member of the VFW Hobart Beach Post 3281 in New
Albany.
    Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Reva Kruer of Floyds Knobs; daughter, Stacie A. Boyd of Fairfield, Texas; son, Stephen L. Kruer of Floyds Knobs; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, December 30 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Kraft Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church or School, or VistaCare Hospice.
    BRUCE P. LATTRAY, 60, Georgetown, died Saturday, December 27 at his home.
    He was a self-employed painter for 25 years.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Marcia Durham of Georgetown; two brothers, Tim Lattray of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Charles “Dave” of Louisville, and two sisters, Jane Lillie and Jean Allgeier both of Louisville.
    Services were held Monday, December 29 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with private burial.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to either the Harrison County Animal Shelter or to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
    JEFFERY ALLEN JOHNSON, 43, Georgetown, died Tuesday, December 23 at his home.
    He was a production worker for Ford Motor Co. in Louisville and was a member of Georgetown Christian Church.
    Survivors include a son, Ryan J. Johnson; two daughters, Brittany and Amanda Johnson all of Corydon; parents, Donald and Mary Jane Johnson of Georgetown; brother, Michael Johnson of Georgetown, and two nieces.
    Services were held Saturday, December 27 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home with burial in Wolfe Cemetery.
    STAN BERRY, 64, Sellersburg, died Friday, December 26 at VA Medical Center in Louisville.
    He was a cabinet installer for Berry installation in Lexington. He served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the Rockfield Church of Christ in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and a member of Sellersburg VFW.
    Survivors include his wife, Joyce Edens Berry; daughter, Tammy Jane Joffe of San Francisco, California; two step-sons, Rick and Steve McDaniel both of Charlestown; sister, Bonnie Lee of Memphis; brother, Danny Arnold of Lynnville, Tennessee; father and step-mother, Bill and Edith Arnold of Crestview, Florida; two step-sisters, Joanne Westbrook of Milton, Florida and Yvonne Wesson of Crestview, Florida; step-son-in-law, Mark Warren of Sellersburg; sister-in-law, Maxine Berry of Henryville; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, December 31 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    MARY ALICE PAVY, 85, Scottsburg, died on Sunday, December 28, at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.
    Born in Scottsburg, she spent most of her life in Scott County. She was a dietary cook at the old Williams Manor Nursing Home and also a cook at the old Moore’s Fiesta Restaurant, both in Scottsburg. She was a member of Scottsburg First Christian Church.
    Survivors include a son, Michael Thompson of Scottsburg; a daughter, Linda Glover of Scottsburg; a stepson, Dennis Pavy of Indiana; a stepdaughter, Kathy Ray of Seymour; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg is planned from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Joe Smith will officiate.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    WILLIE HELTON, 37, Austin, died on Saturday, December 27.
    He was born in Florida and was a member of the Broadway Church of God in Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, Marsha; two sons, Jeremy Wilson of Austin and Christopher Shaw of Seymour; a daughter, Destiny Helton of Austin; his mother, Frances Robinson of Florida; a sister, Sharlina Helton of Austin; and three grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 30, at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg. John Lowry officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    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 funeral home’s website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    TIMOTHY FRANK “SWEETPEA” RHOADES, 37, Austin, died on Wednesday, December 24.
    He was a native of Virginia Beach, Va., and worked for Multi-Color Corporation in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include two sons, Sebastian Rhoades and Johnathan Rhoades; a daughter, Harmony Lambert; his twin brother, Truitt “Brother” Rhoades; and his companion, Mary Holwager.
    The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, December 30, at the Owen Funeral Home in Louisville.
    Burial was in Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.owenfuneralhome.com.
    RONALD L. “RON” SMITH, 38, Lexington, died on Saturday, December 27, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, his family moved to Jefferson County, In., and he was raised there. He earned an LPN degree in Louisville and was employed at several area nursing homes as well as Marble Hill. He worked as a surgical nurse and LPN at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison for ten years. Memberships included Hanover Masonic Lodge 652 F&AM. He attended North Madison Christian Church and Graceland Baptist Church.
    A Masonic memorial service was held at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison on Tuesday evening, December 30, following the funeral service. Pastor Dean Scott officiated at the service.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit the Kentucky Organ Donation Association or Hanover Masonic Lodge 652.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.
    MARY ALICE COTTINGHAM, 76, Crothersville, died on Thursday, December 25, at Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
    Born in Seymour, she was a 1970 graduate of Paris Crossing High School. She formerly attended Immanuel Missionary Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Eugene L. Cottingham; a son, Max Cottingham of Crothersville; a daughter, Karen Maschino of Commiskey; and five grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, December 29, at the Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville.
    Burial was in Cana Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Evangelistic Faith Missions or Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.
    STEVE TURNER JR., 83, Austin, died on Friday, December 26, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    He was born in Talbert, Ky., and was a member of the House of Prayer in Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Arva McIntosh; a son, Wilgus Turner of Austin; two daughters, Rosa Lee Johnson and Wanda Fugate, both of Austin; two sisters, Julia Smith of Jackson, Ky., and Pauline Duff of Booneville, Ky.; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, December 28, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Bishop Sonny Fugate officiated.
    Burial was in Little York Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    ALLEN COUCH, 90, Paris Crossing, died on Wednesday, December 24, at a daughter’s residence in Bloomfield, In.
    Born in Typo, Ky., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Hamilton-Cosco.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Stamper; two sons, Theodore Couch of Greensburg and Roger Couch of Deputy; three daughters, Leatha Couch Quinlan of Martinsville, Va., Leona Couch McKee of Bloomington and Loretta Couch Higgins of Bloomfield; ten grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, December 28, at the Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon. The Rev. David Baxter officiated.
    Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery near Deputy.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit the Pisgah Cemetery Fund.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
    SHIRLEY JONES, 61, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, December 24, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    A native of Manchester, Ky., he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and retired in 2002 from the HVAC Department of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after working there for 33 years. He was a member of Little Goose Baptist Church in Manchester and attended Green Street Chapel in Scottsburg. Memberships also included the Moose Family Center 2324 and Westwood Golf Course, both in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Bobbie Hammons; two sons, Robert D. Jones of Borden and Franklin S. Jones of Austin; a daughter, Missy Weaver of Little York; his mother, Tamsy Jones of Manchester; four brothers, Sonny Jones of Harrison, Donnie Jones of Scottsburg, Martin Jones of Manchester and Noah Jones of London, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Gregory of London, Ky., Phurbie Stenger of Southgate, In., and Darlene Cox of Somerset, Ky.; and four grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, December 27, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. The Rev. Raymond Rosebrock and the Rev. Danny Jackson officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery following full military honors.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Green Street Chapel.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    DEWEY SPICER, 86, Austin, died on Monday, December 22, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    He was born in Perry County, Ky., and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
    Survivors include four sons, Larry Spicer of Jeffersonville, Ronald Spicer of Charlestown and Tom Spicer and Garry Spicer, both of Austin; three daughters, Linda Jent of Happy, Ky., and Loretta Morton and Sherry Spicer-Clark, both of Austin; a brother, Frank Spicer of Austin; a sister, Lillie Spicer of Michigan; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, December 26, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Bobby Spicer officiated.
    Burial was in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin following military honors performed by members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1083 of Crothersville.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.?
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