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Obituaries - January 21, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:00

CONNIE S. GRAY, 54
VIRGINIA ELLEN (HALL) ENDRIS, 73
BETTY LOU (BAKER) HURT, 79
SANDRA BALDWIN, 54
PATRICIA C. OVERTON, 79
JUDE CHRISTIAN HUBBARD, 2 Months
JAMES LEO ROSS, 73
WAYNE J. BRISCOE, 79
RANDALL E. "RANDY" GRAF, 54
DAISY JEFFRIES BAKER, 89
CARL COMBS, 54
NAOMI C. SMITH, 57
LOWELL K. HARDY, 64
CAMILLE MARIE JOHNSON, 48
ANNA LEE KNIGHT, 78
 


? ?    ?    ?  ?    ?    ?    ?    CONNIE S. GRAY, 54, Salem, died Thursday, January 8 at her residence.
    She was an Office Manager for Hoosier Upland and member of Christian Heritage of Salem. She was also a member of Washington County Awareness, Substance Abuse Council, and Women’s Republican Club, Washington County.
    Survivors include her husband, David B. Gray; son, Ryan Gray of Salem; brother, Carl Vance of Salem and one grandchild.
    Services were held Monday, January 12 at Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    VIRGINIA ELLEN (HALL) ENDRIS, 73, New Albany, died Tuesday, January 6 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband, Charles Endris; two step-daughters, Katherine Furnish and Rebecca Goodman; two sisters, Phyllis Sands of Panama Beach, Florida and Mary Beth Baird of New Albany; brother, James Lewis of Borden; three nieces, Linda Baker of Lanesville, Bronica McGinnis of Jeffersonville, and Renee Brauer of Panama City, Florida; three nephews, James and Jason Hall both of Borden and Todd Rager of New Albany; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, January 10 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Edwardsville Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    BETTY LOU (BAKER) HURT, 79, Palmyra, died Wednesday, January 7 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a long time member of Unity Temple in Louisville.
    Survivors include her daughter, Bonne S. Bratcher of Greenville; step-brother, Paul Angle of New Albany; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, January 10 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League.
    SANDRA E. BALDWIN, 54, Salem, died Friday, January 9 at her home.
    She was formerly a resident of Hayden, Arizona. She spent four years in the armed services. She worked at nursing homes in Salem, New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Mitchell. She was a member of Salem First Christian Church.
    Survivors include her husband, William Joseph Baldwin of Salem; two sisters, Patricia Evans of Henderson, Nevada and Debra Lindsay of Borden; brother, Frank Levering III of Salem; three step-children, Julie Lynn Merida of Gray, Kentucky, Joseph William Baldwin of Scottsburg, and Jennifer Michelle Bennett of Salem, and seven step-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 15 at Salem First Christian Church. Weathers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    PATRICIA C. OVERTON, 79, Salem, died Monday, January 12 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a member of the First Christian Church of Salem. She had been a life resident of Washington County, and was a member of the Salem Chapter Order of Eastern Star #286 and the Salem American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries. She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Wilson of Salem; foster brother, Donald Chastain of Tuczon, Arizona; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 14 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial at Old Union Cemetery in Campbellsburg.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 West Sudbury Drive, Suite C, Bloomington, IN 47403.
    JUDE CHRISTIAN HUBBARD, 2 months, Salem, died Monday, January 12 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include his parents, Todd and Ashley Edwards Hubbard; sister, Malaina Hubbard of Salem; grandmother, Laurie Wineinger of Jasper; grandfathers, Mac Bell of Summerset, Kentucky and Brian Edwards of Fayetteville, Tennessee; great grandfathers, Marvin Naugle of Salem and John Edwards of Campbellsburg, and great-great-grandmother, Nellie Bills of Salem.
    Services were held Thursday, January 15 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    JAMES LEO ROSS, 73, Otisco, died Thursday, January 13 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital.
    He was a former handyman.
    Survivors include his wife, Elsie Wilson Ross; two sons, Robert and Steve Ross both of Otisco; five daughters, Dorothy Mack and Fay Beeler both of New Albany, Carrie Bell of Jeffersonville, and Mary and Linda Ross both of Otisco; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 15 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
    WAYNE J. BRISCOE, 79, Salem, died Tuesday, January 13 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Salem. He served during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. He had been a resident of Washington County since 1963, formerly of Harrison County, was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a volunteer at the Washington County Food Bank, and was a former member of the old Washington County Pilots Association. He was a retired elementary teacher and administrator with the Salem School System, retiring in 1993.
    Survivors include his wife, Darlene J. (Lincoln) Briscoe; three daughters, Anna Lea Cornwell of Paoli, Jane Wells of Sellersburg, and Megan Fernandez of Indianapolis; four sons, Paul Briscoe of Scottsburg, and Dan, John, and Matthew Briscoe all of Salem; brother, Harold Briscoe of Corydon; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
    Services were held Saturday, January 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    RANDALL E. “RANDY” GRAF, 54, Memphis, died Tuesday, January 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
    He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Hill Catholic Church in Sellersburg, a long-time farmer, and friend to all he met. He was owner of Graf’s Produce & Plants, Board Member of the Clark County Farm Bureau, Board Member of the Indiana Thoroughbred Owner/Breeder Association, and a coordinator of the Clark County Farmer’s Market.
    Survivors include his parents, Theodore L. and Marcella (Kirchgessner) Graf; wife of almost 33 years, Mary (Cook) Graf; two sons, Brian Graf of Memphis and Jonathan Graf of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Rick and Ray Graf both of Memphis; two sisters, Becky Mayfield and Donna Jackson both of Memphis; one granddaughter, aunts, uncles, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
    Services were held Monday, January 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Generations Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Thoroughbred Retirement Fund Foundation of Indiana, 9744 Castle Woods Cove, Indianapolis, IN 46280.
    DAISY JEFFRIES BAKER, 89, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, January 14.
    She was born in Campbellsville, Ky., and was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Charlestown.
    Survivors include three sons, Donnie Sanders of Scottsburg, Tommy Sanders of Otisco and Mitchell Jeffries of Madison; a daughter, Valda Massey of Alabama; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    One hour of calling on Saturday, January 24, is planned at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg prior to the funeral service at 3 p.m.
    Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    CARL COMBS, 54, Little York, died on Thursday, January 15, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    Born in Breathitt County, Ky., he was a retired employee of Arvin’s and of Morgan Foods Inc. in Austin. He attended the Broadway Church of God.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Annette Kallembach; three daughters, Leslie Clemmons and Amanda Combs, both of Austin, and Joani Rose of Little York; four brothers, Delmar Combs of Austin and Marvin Combs, Michael Combs and Nickie Combs, all of Tennessee; and 12 grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, January 19, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Jeff Mullins will officiate.
    Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    NAOMI C. SMITH, 57, Borden, died on Thursday, January 15, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    A homemaker, she was born in Austin. She was a former member of Seymour Wesleyan Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Lester N. Smith; a son, Brian Keith Smith of Madison; two daughters, Joetta Davida Brown of Scottsburg and Jacinda Dawn Monroe of Lexington; his father, Clifford E. Helton of Seymour; four brothers, David Helton, Alvin Helton and Joe Helton, all of Seymour, and Paul Helton of Scottsburg; and 13 grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Monday, January 19, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. The Rev. Wilbert Vandervort officiated.
    Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    LOWELL K. HARDY, 64, Lexington, died on Monday, January 12.
    Born in Scottsburg, he worked for 20 years at Sandstone Industries in Madison. Formerly a longtime member of Lexington Christian Church, he was a current member of Little York Christian Church.
    Survivors include a brother, Lynn Hardy of Salem; and a sister, Marcella Jarema of Highlands Ranch, Co.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 17, at Lexington Christian Church. Delvia Sweeney and Mitchell Hutchins officiated.
    Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit Lexington Christian Church or the building fund of Little York Christian Church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.stewartfuneralhome.net.
    CAMILLE MARIE JOHNSON, 48, North Vernon, died on Monday, January 12, at the Cancer Centers of America in Zion, Il.
    She was born in Madison and was the owner of Nu Image Hair Salon in North Vernon.
    Survivors include her husband, Joseph Johnson; two daughters, Stephanie Sentz and Brittany Williams, both of North Vernon; her mother, Martha M. Parrino Sanders; two stepdaughters, Brittany Johnson and Whitney Johnson, both of Scipio; three brothers, Michael Sanders of Jonesville, John Sanders of Deputy and Rick Sanders of North Vernon; a half-brother, Robert Sanders of Indianapolis; two sisters, Marlena Thorp and Shirley Pearson, both of North Vernon; and a grandson.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 17, at the Dove-Sharp and Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon.
    Burial was in Vernon Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the funeral home staff to benefit the American Cancer Society.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the website at www.dovesharprudicel.com.
    ANNA LEE KNIGHT, 78, Seymour, died on Monday, January 12, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    She was born in Scottsburg and was a graduate of Scottsburg High School. She received her bachelor of science and master of science in education degrees from Ball State University in Muncie. A retired teacher with 30 years of educating students, she had taught at Scottsburg, Fairview, Salem, Orleans and Clarksville schools as well as Hanover College and Seymour Community Schools.
    Survivors include her husband, Harry Prow Knight; a son, Harry Dwayne Knight; a daughter, Patricia Ann Knight Koppenhaver; a brother, Gerel Richey; three sisters, Alberteen Shields, Bettie Wickersham and Jane Harman; and three grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Friday, January 16, at the Voss Chapel in Seymour. Pastor David Carroll officiated.
    A graveside service was held that day at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.
    The family hosted a celebration of life gathering that evening at Chateau de Pique near Seymour.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of Voss Chapel to benefit Vienna Baptist Church or Girl Scouts of America, Tulip Trace Council.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.
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