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Obituaries - January 28, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 January 2009 00:00

RUTH HARROLD ORANGE, 99
CALVIN S. SPURGEON, 84
HALLIE L. HUMPHREY, 94
DAVID WILLIAM WILLIAMS, SR., 61
FRANCIS A. "F.A." WHEATLEY, 81
PHYLLIS VIRGINIA BRYSON, 61
BONNIE RUTH VISSING, 85
LARRY E. TRUMP, 88
DEAN ALEX IRK, 53
MARY LOU HOSTETLER ALBER, 66
BETTY ANN MARTIN, 74
PAULINE G. GREEN, 87
ANTHONY "TONY" M. FALKENSTEIN, 65
ANNA E. STEWART, 93
WILLIAM CARL GREENE, 74
BESSIE M. WILSON, 93
ARVEL COLWELL, 87
MARY McCOOL, 88
GERALDINE SHORT, 66
KENNETH W. RICHEY, 61
CHRISTINE BABBS, 78
RICHARD EUGENE "GENE" MORGAN, 68
THE REV. THOMAS W. ABBOTT, 82
MARGIE HOBBS BOWMAN-GETTELFINGER, 79
PAUL E. "WOODY" WOOD, 73
 


?    ?    RUTH HARROLD ORANGE, 99, Bradenton, Florida, died Tuesday, January 20 at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired supervisor for Eli Lily Co. in Indianapolis. She was a member of Salem Assembly of God.
    Survivors include a daughter, Betty DeHart of Bradenton, Florida; brother, Clifton E. Barid of Salem; sister, Martha Oliver of Colorado Springs, Colorado and one granddaughter.
    Services were held Monday, January 26 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    CALVIN S. SPURGEON, 84, Salem, died Tuesday, January 20 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville.
    He was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church, served in WWII as a Tech 5 in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was the recipient of a Purple Heart Medal. He had been a life resident of Washington County. He was the retired owner of the old Spurgeon Propane, Inc. in Salem, retiring
in 1980.
    Survivors include a son, Dr. C. Keith Spurgeon of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Alicelee Snively of Pasadena, Maryland; sister, Lounell Lyles of Salem; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Friday, January 23 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Presbyterian Church, 110 North High Street, Salem, IN 47167.
    HALLIE L. HUMPHREY, 94, Pekin, died Saturday, January 17 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    She was a member of Emanuel Methodist Church in Pekin and while living in Vine Grove, Kentucky she attended Vine Grove Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Collier of Pekin; son, Bill Erwin of Mt. Washington, Kentucky; sister, Margaret Morris of Lexington, Kentucky; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 21 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove, Kentucky with burial in the Garnettsville Cemetery in Muldraugh, Kentucky.
    DAVID WILLIAM WILLIAMS, SR., 61, Charlestown, died Sunday, January 18 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a former nursing assistant, an Army veteran and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Marla Gardner; son, David Williams, Jr. of Charlestown, and a sister, Pauline Hillard of Florida.
    Services were held Thursday, January 22 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    FRANCIS A. “F.A” WHEATLEY, 81, Borden, died Monday, January 19 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired farmer as well as a retired Chemical Technician for the United Chemical Incorporated Company of Louisville. He was also an Army veteran of World War II.
    Survivors include three sons, John Wheatley of Borden, Dan Wheatley of New Albany, and Robert Wheatley of Salem; daughter, Thelma Bichir of Corydon; sister, Thelma Ferrer of Florida and thirteen grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, January 23 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.
    PHYLLIS VIRGINIA BRYSON, 61, Clarksville, died Sunday, January 18 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Bryson of Clarksville and Stephanie Dye of Akron, Ohio; son, Jeff Bryson of Salem; three sisters, Jeannie Urban, Kimberly Tanner, and Linda Goodyear, and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 20 at Pyke-Calloway Funeral Service with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery in Pekin.
    BONNIE RUTH VISSING, 85, Plant City, Florida, died Friday, January 16 at her daughter’s home.
    She was a retired bookkeeper and a homemaker. She was a member of Fort Lauderdale Baptist Church.
    Survivors include a daughter, Judy Price of Plant City, Florida; two brothers, Paul David Dennis of Bonita Beach, Florida and Donald Dennis of Livonia; sister, Dottie Crace of Corydon; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, January 22 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Smedley Cemetery.
    LARRY E. TRUMP, 88, Charlestown, died Friday, January 16 at Sellersburg Health and Rehab.
    He was a former owner of the Sweet Shop in Charlestown as well as a charter member of the Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department, an Army Air Force Veteran of World War II, a member of VFW Post 1427 and American Legion Post 335 in Charlestown.
    Survivors include his wife of 67 years, the former Marie Harrison; daughter, Babara Carkell of Charlestown; three sons, Charles Trump of Charlestown, Larry Trump of Leaque City, Texas, and Frank Trump of Galveston, Texas; sister, Dorothy Vaughn of Louisville; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 21 at Grayson Funeral Home.
    DEAN ALEX IRK, 53, Salem, formerly of Highland, died Wednesday, January 14 at The Waters of Salem.
    He was a retired iron worker and a member of Cesare Battiste Italian Lodge.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Janet Vallantine; son, Wayne Blevins of Salem; two daughters, Julie Brewer and Yvonne Casey both of Salem; sister, Debbie Rhodes of Highland; his parents of Highland; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a niece.
    Services were held Thursday, January 22 at Weathers Funeral Home.
    MARY LOU HOSTETLER ALBER, 66, died Sunday, January 18 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Scottsburg.
    She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in New Washington.
    Survivors include her husband, James C. Alber.
    Services were held Wednesday, January 21 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington.
    BETTY ANN MARTIN, 74, Sellersburg, died Thursday, January 15 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a native of Morgantown, Kentucky and had been employed by the West Clark School System where she was a Transportation Aide.
    Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Meyer of Memphis; two sons, Roger Martin of Jeffersonville and Doug Martin of Clarksville; brother, Dallas Romans of Louisville; sister, Joycelene Bruce of Bowling Green, Kentucky; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, January 19 at Garr Funeral Home with burial in Sellersburg Cemetery.
    PAULINE G. GREEN, 87, Salem, died Saturday, January 17 at Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    She was a retired employee of B.F. Goodrich. She was a member of Salem (High Street) Church of Christ.
    Survivors include a son, Steven Green of Pekin; daughter, Marilyn Gross of Salem; brother, Ira E. Miller Jr. of Salem; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Tuesday, January 20 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    ANTHONY “TONY” M. FALKENSTEIN, 65, Charlestown, died Wednesday, January 14.
    He was an investment advisor, former employee of Hilliard Lyons, retired from Prudential Insurance Co., and associated with Ohio National Insurance of Louisville. He was a member of the New Chapel United Methodist Church, Jeffersonville Optimist Club, and a retired volunteer fireman for the McCullough Fire Department for several years.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Jane Schulz of Charlestown; daughter, Roberta Steutermann of Crestwood, Kentucky; mother, Mary V. Falkenstein of New Albany; brother, Robert Falkenstein of Portland, Oregon; step-son, Jamie Kellum of Sulpher; step-daughter, Angela Kidwell of Jeffersonville, and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, January 19 at New Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the New Chapel Cemetery. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ANNA E. STEWART, 93, Elizabeth, died Tuesday, January 20 at her home.
    Survivors include two sons, Ronald L. Stewart of Pensacola, Florida and Paul M. Hubler of Elizabeth; daughter, Connie Schoen of Elizabeth; brother, Joe Wheeler of Kingman, Arizona; sister, Henrietta Blust of Fort Myers, Florida; eleven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, January 24 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children through the Elizabeth Fire Department.
    WILLIAM CARL GREENE, 74, Wills Point, Texas, died on Sunday, January 18 at Crestwood Nursing Home in Wills Point, Texas.
    He was born in Jefferson County. Later he moved to Clark County, then around 1975 he moved to Texas. He was self-employed.
    Survivors included his wife, Glenda Greene of Wills Point, Texas; three sons, Mickey Greene of Texas, Shawn Webb and Larry DeBose both of Livingston, Texas; daughter, Patty Amick of New Washington; two sisters, Helia Whybrew of Peru, and Colleen Greene of Midlothian, Virginia; brother, Carl Frederick Greene, Jr of Virginia; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Cremation was selected. Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite, Texas is in charge of arrangements.
    BESSIE M. WILSON, 93, Scottsburg, died on Friday, January 23.
    She was a native of Kentucky and was a homemaker.
    Survivors include her husband, Hobart Wilson; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    Calling at the Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg on Saturday, January 31, is planned from 12 noon until the funeral service at 1 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.
    ARVEL COLWELL, 87, Austin, died on Sunday, January 25, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    A Yerkes, Ky., native, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and saw action as a member of the 752nd Company C Tank Destroyer Battalion M under General George Patton. He chauffeured Gen. Patton throughout Europe. The retired owner and operator of the C&C Radiator Shop in Scottsburg, his memberships included Grace Covenant Church of God in Austin.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Eva Bryant; a son, Bobby Colwell of Austin; two stepsons, Ronnie Bryant and Rick Bryant; a stepdaughter, Pat Caudell; four brothers, Raymond Colwell of Virginia, Bobby Colwell of Florida, James Colwell of Arkansas and Michael Colwell of Marion; four sisters, Juanita Stidham and Murel Amburgey, both of Austin, Thelma Bush of South Carolina and Telvis Ashenfelter of Lebanon, Ohio; two grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin will be observed from 4 to 8 p.m.
    The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, at the funeral home and will be preceded by an hour of visitation. The Rev. James Colwell and the Rev. Steve Gwaltney will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit his church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    MARY McCOOL, 88, Austin, died on Sunday, January 25, at Lake Iola Assisted Living Center for the Elderly in Scottsburg.
    She was born in Wolcotte. She was a member of the Austin Christian Church and the Panama City Christian Church in Panama City, Fl. Memberships also included Order of Eastern Star 513 in Bridgeport, Daughters of the Nile in Panama City, Fl., the Hospital Guild at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg and The Love Notes in Panama City.
    Survivors include her brother, Robert S. Parks of Austin and several nieces and nephews.
    Calling today (Wednesday) at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin will be observed from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jay Stephens and the Rev. Dave Huey will officiate at the service.
    Burial will be in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit Vista Care and the missions of Austin Christian Church.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    GERALDINE SHORT, 66, Scottsburg, died on Thursday, January 22, at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.
    A homemaker, she was originally from Lee County, Ky. She was a member of the Scottsburg Church of God.
    Survivors include her husband, Prentice Short Sr.; two sons, prentice Short Jr. of Lexington and Darrin Short of Scottsburg; a daughter, Kelley Lagle of Scottsburg; a sister, Hazel Marshall of Austin; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, January 25, at the Collins Funeral home in Scottsburg. Bishop Sonny Fugate officiated.
    Burial was in Zoah Cemetery near Scottsburg.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    KENNETH W. RICHEY, 61, Underwood, died on Friday, January 23, at his home.
    Additional information may be found in a separate story in this edition.
    CHRISTINE BABBS, 78, Austin, died on Wednesday, January 21, at the Hospice In-Patient Facility in Columbus.
    She was born in Tennessee and was a member of Austin Christian Church.
    Survivors include her husband, John Babbs; a son, Johnny Babbs of Scottsburg; four daughters, Shirley Schrink of Seymour, Linda Working of Peru, Vickie Napier of Jacksonville, Fl, and Janet Palmer of Lakeland, Fl.; a brother, Arlie Watson of Austin; a sister, Nadine Chasteen of Austin; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, January 25, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. The Rev. Don Allen and the Rev. Dave Huey officiated.
    Burial was in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the funeral home to benefit the Austin Christian Church choir.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    RICHARD EUGENE “GENE” MORGAN, 68, Scottsburg, died on Wednesday, January 21, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
    Born in Richmond, Va., he was a retired truck driver for Pegasus Freight in Louisville, Ky., and a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
    Survivors include his wife, Susan Hazelwood Walker; two daughters, Debra Shelton of Johnson City, Tn., and Robin Ringuette of Tucson, Az.; a sister, Betty Monaghan of Fort Walton, Fl.; and three grandchildren.
    Cremation was requested.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg to benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.
    THE REV. THOMAS W. ABBOTT, 82, Indianapolis, died on Sunday, January 11.
    Born in Ewing near Seymour, he was a U.S. Army veteran, a volunteer firemen while residing in St. Paul, In., and a member of Teamsters Local 135 and Dupont Masonic Lodge 419 F&AM. He had served as pastor at several Methodist churches in Southern Indiana for over 25 years, and he continued to pastor during his retirement. He also drove a tour bus for three years for different companies and for disaster relief efforts in Florida.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Rosemary Collins; a son, William Abbott; a stepson, Michael Tookes; two stepdaughters, Joyce Carter and Vivian Smith; four sisters, Lillian Reed, Cathleen Trueblood, Caroline Righthouse and Esther Ann Earl; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service was conducted on Sunday, January 25, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
    Staff of the G.H. Herrmann East Street Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    MARGIE HOBBS BOWMAN-GETTELFINGER, 79, Little York, died on Monday, January 19, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Care Center in Edgewood, Ky.
    A homemaker, she was a Washington County native. She had formerly worked at Diamond International in Norwood, Ohio.
    Survivors include a son, Randy Bowman of Fort Mitchell, Ky.; three brothers, Ralph Hobbs and Doyle W. Hobbs, both of Scottsburg, and Russell Hobbs of Columbus; and three sisters, Lois I. Cheatham of Salem, Lucille Piper of Covington, Ky., and Janet Robison of Scottsburg.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 24, at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Bro. Roger Carr officiated.
    Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery near Leota.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.
    PAUL E. “WOODY” WOOD, 73, Hanover, died on Wednesday, January 21, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
    Born in Carrollton, Ky., he attended Eastern Kentucky University for two years and had lived in Hanover since 1963. He was employed with Sedam Contracting and Kentuckiana Paving for over 20 years and later worked for the Town of Hanover for nine years. He was a member of the Hod Carriers Union in Terre Haute, a lifetime member of the Chelsea Bass Masters and also belonged to the First Assembly of God Church in Madison.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Donna Owen; a son, Kevin Wood of Hanover; three daughters, Tammy Gross of Hanover, Paula Brown of Minot, N.D., and Denise Boles of Lexington; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    The funeral service was conducted on Saturday, January 24, at his church. Pastor Chuck Lynch and Pastor Steve Perry officiated.
    Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Madison.
    Memorial gifts may be arranged through the staff of the Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison to benefit the Leukemia Society.
    On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com. 
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