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Obituaries - April 8, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:00

BETTY L. MURPHY, 67
ELIZABETH MARGARET GRAVES, 94
TAMRA AILEEN MAUCK, 47
PAUL W. GILBERT, 55
CYNTHIA JENKINS, 83
JOANN TRUE COOK, 74
MARY B. GORDON, 90
GERALD DALE ORMAN, 56
CLORIA V. "BABE" "TOWIE" (POPOVICH) CHEATHAM
DAVID NORMAN EPPLEY, 69
JEFFREY L. FERREE
CHARITY C. STOKES, 64
LOUISE BURCHETT
"PRINCESS" PAYTON ALYSSA WARD, 3
CHARLES L. "CHARLIE" UTZ, 86
HASKEL L. "HACK" MELTON, 90
RONALD DALE BOOHER, 48
JEFFREY D. CANARY, 64
BRENDA (KENNEDY) STONECIPHER, 56
NORMA D. LONDON, 76
TERRY JACKSON, 56
MICHAEL "TODD" HOLDER, 38
JAMES EDWARD TAYLOR, 52
HELEN L. WRIGHT, 83
CHARLES W. HARDIN, 91
CECIL CHARLES SPRY, 92
JANICE FUGATE, 62
 


    ?BETTY L. MURPHY, 67, New Albany, died Monday, March 30 at Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services in New Albany.
    Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Smeltz of Clarksville, Katherine Robb of Palmyra and Tonya Smeltz of Arizona; son, James Smeltz; three sisters, Sue Lawler, Joan McGuffey and Norma Jean Haycraft and a brother, Billy Murphy.
    Services were held Friday, April 3 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home.
    ELIZABETH MARGARET GRAVES, 94, Marysville, died Tuesday, March 31 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Hines of Nabb; son, Delbert Graves of New Washington; brother, Ross Smith of Rising Sun; sister, Velva Smith of Marysville; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    Services were held Friday, April 3 at Grayson Funeral Home with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    TAMRA AILEEN MAUCK, 47, Jeffersonville, died at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    She was a 1979 graduate of Jeffersonville High School, former Emergency Medical Technician, and a member of Sacred Heart Church.
    Survivors include her parents, Harold and Regina Haley Mauck of Jeffersonville; sister, Kathy Jackson of Pekin; brother, Kevin Mauck of Pekin; nephew, Keith T. Groth of Charlestown; niece, Kristina Groth of Louisville; aunt, Wanda Thorn of Florida; uncle, Gordon Mauck of New Albany; several cousins and her best friend, Cody.
    Services were held Thursday, April 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Scott Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Sacred Heart Church.
    PAUL W. GILBERT, 55, Charlestown, died Thursday, March 26 in Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne.
    He was the owner & operator of the old Main Cross Automotive in Charlestown. He was a member of New Frankfort Pentecostal Church in Austin and was a Corporal in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.
    Survivors include two daughters, Melissa Gilbert of Henryville and Wendy Hunt of Clarksville; four sisters, Carmen McIntosh of Austin, Joyce Spriggs and Nancy Woodcox both of Kendallville, and Dora Richards of Scottsburg; brother, Danny J. Gilbert of Henryville; lifelong companion, Marshell Gilbert of Jeffersonville and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, March 30 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scaffold Lick Cemetery.
    CYNTHIA JENKINS, 83, Marysville, died Friday, March 27 at her home.
    She was a retired nurses aide and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Chelsea.
    Survivors include a daughter, Anna Shackelford of Marysville; two sons, Frank Brazzell of Tucson, Arizona and Norman Brazzell of Charlestown; step-son, Loren Jenkins, Jr. of Marysville; two step-daughters, Carolyn Jenkins of Louisville and Carol Hall of Jeffersonville; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, April 1 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Hibernia Cemetery.
    JOANN TRUE COOK, 74, Georgetown, died Thursday, March 26 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Hobart Beach Post 1693 in New Albany.
    Survivors include her husband, Bennie Cook of Georgetown; son, Jerry Cook of Floyds Knobs; daughter, Dottie Nelson of Floyds Knobs and four grandchildren.
    Services were held Sunday, March 29 at Coots Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Memory Miles for Moe relay for life team, 3010 Julian Drive, New Albany, IN 47150.
    MARY B. GORDON, 90, Salem, died Friday, March 27 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a member of the West Point United Methodist Church in Salem. She enjoyed cooking for her family, her flower garden, reading and traveling. She was a retired employee of Washington County Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Hinkle of Seymour; two sisters, Ruth Robinson of Richmond and Marcella Singleton of Stanford, Kentucky; one grandson, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Monday, March 30 at Dawalt Funeral Home with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 West Sudbury Drive, Suite C, Bloomington, IN 47403.
    GERALD DALE ORMAN, 56, Salem, died Tuesday, March 24 at his residence.
    He was a member of Church of God in Salem and was an employee at Wal-Mart.
    Survivors include two brothers, Timothy Mark Orman and Roy Lee Orman both of Salem.
    Services were held Saturday, March 28 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with burial in Bowery Cemetery in Memphis.
    CLORIA V. “BABE” “TOWIE” (POPOVICH) CHEATHAM, 87, Clarksville, died Friday, March 27 at Westminster Heath Care Center in Clarksville.
    She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church in Georgetown.
    Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Rice of Ocean Springs, Mississippi and Carol Madden of Jeffersonville; sister, Gloria Briggs of Louisville; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, March 31 in the Paul F. Kraft, Sr. Memorial Chapel at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Cancer Society.
    DAVID NORMAN EPPLEY, 69, New Albany, died Friday, March 27 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
    He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church in New Albany and was self-employed in sales.
    Survivors include a sister, Barbara Allen of Miami, Florida.
    Services were held Tuesday, March 31 at Pyke-Calloway Funeral Service in New Albany with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
    JEFFREY L. FERREE, Elizabeth, died Thursday, March 26 in Elizabeth.
    He was a dispatcher for Earth First in New Albany and was a member of Smith Campground United Methodist Church in Laconia.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Bachman of Elizabeth; son, Greg Ferree of Sellersburg; daughter, Tasha Brown of Campbellsburg; parents, Clyde and Bonnie Ferree of Laconia; two brothers, Dennis Ferree of Laconia and Bruce Ferree of Elizabeth.
    Services were held Monday, March 30 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Smith Campground Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to Smith Campground Church Building Fund.
    CHARITY C. STOKES, 64, Charlestown, died Saturday, March 21 while on vacation in Phoenix, Arizona.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Restoration Christian Church.
    Survivors include her husband, David Stokes; son, Scott Hublar of Louisville; two daughters, Shelley Key of Jeffersonville and Deborah Arington of Pittsford, New York; step-daughter, Amber Bishop of Hot Springs, Arkansas; two step-sons, Jason Stokes of Conway, Arkansas and Michael Stokes of Conway, Arkansas; two sisters, Faith Urich of Irwing, Tennessee and Hope Palmer of Claypool, Arizona; brother, John Raaum of San Manuel, Arizona; step-brother, Gary Ericksmoen of Minot, North Dakota; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, March 27 at Restoration Christian Church in Sellersburg with burial in Sellersburg Cemetery.
    The family requests donations be made to Haiti Missions Trip c/o Restoration Church, Sellersburg.
    LOUISE BURCHETT, Charlestown, died Friday, March 27.
    She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Charlestown and the Red Hats. One of her greatest joys was sharing a few seeds or a “start” from something in her yard.
    Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Thomas Burchett; son, Gary Burchett; daughter, Brenda Woods; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, March 30 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    “PRINCESS” PAYTON ALYSSA WARD, 3, Henryville, died Tuesday, March 31 at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville.
    Survivors include her parents, James Riley “JR” Ward and Stacy Elaine Mosier Ward of Henryville; grandparents, Danny & Peggy Ward of Henryville, Joyce & Rick Mosier of Lexington and Bobby & Machell Mullins of Underwood; great-grandparents, Virginia Gardner of Henryville, Addie Houchens of Henryville, Richard & Betty Mosier of Henryville, Edgar Lloyd Ward of Henryville, William Mullins of Underwood and great-great-grandmother, Margaret Ward of Henryville.
    Services were held Saturday, April 4 at Henryville United Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Pyke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be given to the Payton Ward Memorial Fund c/o New Washington State Bank in Henryville.
    CHARLES L. “CHARLIE” UTZ, 86, Borden, died Wednesday, April 1 at his home.
    He was a native of New Albany and retired from Commercial Pavers in Jeffersonville. He belonged to Local 181, Operators Engineers Union, attended Northside Christian Church and was an Air Force Veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth V. (Summers) Utz; son, Garry L. Utz of New Albany; daughter, Ginger Herron of Floyds Knobs; brother, Eugene Utz of Clarksville; sister, Pauline Manley of Bell, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Services were held Saturday, April 4 at Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home with interment in Graceland Memorial Park.
    HASKEL L. “HACK” MELTON, 90, Charlestown, died Wednesday, April 1 at St. Catherine Hospital in Charlestown.
    He was retired from Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, attended the First United Methodist Church in Charlestown, was a member of the Charlestown American Legion Post #335 and the Charlestown V.F.W. Post #1427.
    Survivors include his wife, Helen Melton; four daughters, Charlotte Phillips of Charlestown, Janice Rowland of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Debbie Tackett of Sellersburg and Tina Edmonds of Jacksonville, Florida; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, April 4 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    RONALD DALE BOOHER, 48, Georgetown, died Friday, April 3 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He was a spot paint repairman at Ford Motor Company in Louisville and was a member and chief of the Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department for over a decade.
    Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Booher of Corydon; mother and step-father, Gloria and Lawrence Sullivan of New Albanym and a sister, Barbara Walker of New Albany.
    Services were held Wednesday, April 8 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery.
    The family suggests memorial gifts be made to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
    JEFFREY D. CANARY, 64, Indianapolis, formerly of Floyd County, died Friday, April 3 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
    He was a member of Indiapolis Masonic Lodge #669 and UAW Local #23. He loved fishing and working in his yard. Before retiring in 2003, he was a crane operator for General Motors in Indianapolis for 36 years.
    Survivors include two daughters, Donna Keen and Jessica M. Canary both of Indianapolis; three sisters, Iris Nedoba of New Albany, Norma Scott of Greenville and Patricia Coffman of Starlight and three grandsons.
    Services were held Tuesday, April 7 at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville with burial in West Newton Cemetery in West Newton. A Masonic Services was held Monday, April 6.
    BRENDA (KENNEDY) STONECIPHER, 56, Ramsey, died Thursday, April 2 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    Survivors include her husband, Raymond Stonecipher, Jr.; two daughters, Nicole Dvore and Amber Stonecipher both of Ramsey; brother, Walter Kennedy Kennedy of New Salisbury; six sisters, Mary Davis of Corydon, Anna Chism of Palmyra, Cora Shad and Frances Lutz both of Boonville, Ruth Crawford of Greenville and Artelia Foote of Ramsey, and two grandchildren.
    Cremation was chosen. There were no services.
    NORMA D. LONDON, 76, Charlestown, died Thursday, April 2 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
    She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, canning, cooking and was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Charlestown.
    Survivors include two daughters, Norma Louise Jones of Scottsburg and Wanda May Farmer of Charlestown; three sons, Raymond Eugene Wilson of Charlestown, Wayne Thomas Taylor of Pekin and Leon Jerome Dennison of New Washington; two sisters, Geneva Dell Drury of Borden and Wyona Dolores Hall of Charlestown; brother, John Everett May of Hibernia and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, April 6 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Owen Creek Cemetery.
    TERRY JACKSON, 56, Borden, died Monday, March 30 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
    He was an employee of GE for 30 years.
    Survivors include his wife, Stacey Jackson; son, Tristian of Jeffersonville; daughter, Faith of Salem; four brothers, Ted Jackson of London, Kentucky, Tony Jackson of Pekin, Troy Jackson of Borden and Jimmy Jackson of New Albany and one grandchild.
    Services were held Wednesday, April 1 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Cremation was chosen.
    MICHAEL “TODD” HOLDER, 38, Greenville, died Sunday, April 5 at his home.
    He was a graduate of Iroquois High School, a member of Greenville Christian Church, and an independent roofer by profession.
    Survivors include his parents, Doug and Joy (Spain) Holder; wife of 17 years, Deborah (Boyd) Holder; children, Emilee, Sarah and Kevin Holder all of Greenville; brother, Troy Holder of Crestwood, Kentucky; sister, Terri Holder of Louisville and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, April 7 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Holder Family for the children's education.
    JAMES EDWARD TAYLOR, 52, Austin, died March 29, at his residence.
    The Seymour native was a veteran in the United States Marines.
    Survivors include his mother, Beulah Johnson Taylor of Austin; two sisters, Stella Ann Mucha of North Carolina and Mary Jenkins of Austin; two brothers, Lawrence W. Taylor of Georgia and Joe Taylor, Sr., of Scottsburg.
    A graveside service was held Thursday, April 2, at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin with the Rev. Mike Shuler officating.
    A military graveside service was also conducted by the Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
    Arrangements were provided by Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
    On-line condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    HELEN L. WRIGHT, 83, died Tuesday, March 31 at Scott Villa Living Center.
    She worked at Norton Hospitals  and Clark Memorial Hospital. And was a hospital and radiologist associates for many years and was a native of Floyd County.
    Survivors include a son, Jon G. Wright of Tarif, Saudia Arabia; a daughter, Bunny South of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
    There was no service with cremation.
    Memorial contributions  may be made through the Collins Funeral Home of Scottsburg to be given to the Humane Society of Scott County.
    CHARLES W. HARDIN 91, died March 31, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
    He was a retired laborer for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus and Seymour. He was also a farmer and worked at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown. He was a member of Kimberlin Creek Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Grace Hardin; two sons, Harold W. Hardin and Roger G. Hardin, both of Scottsburg; a sister, Lorraine Scruggs of Bowling Green, Ky.; a brother, Isaac Hardin of Clarksville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted on Friday, April 3, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    Burial was in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    CECIL CHARLES SPRY, 92, Blocher, died Sunday, April 5, at his residence.
    The Deputy native was retired form the CSX railroad as a section foreman after starting with the former B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Methodist church and Railroad Union. He was also a U.S. Army WWII veteran.
    Survivors include his wife, Mamie Eador Spry of Blocher; a sister, Dorothy Mae Everroad of Dallas, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
    Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Today (Wednesday) with the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg, with Pastor Steve Brackney officiating.
    Burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the Pisgah United Methodist Church, Pisgah Cemetery or donor's choice.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    JANICE FUGATE, 62, Austin, died Sunday, April 5, at her residence.
    The Perry County, Ky., native was a member of the Crothersville Church of God.
    Survivors include two daughters, Lisa McIntosh of Austin and Gina Colwell of Scottsburg; two sons, Rick Couch and Brack Fugate, Jr. of Austin; five sisters, Brenda Gambill of Austin, Maxine Hamilton of Seymour, Phyllis Brock of Crothersville, Minnie Davidson of Crothersville, Lois Peacock of St. Augustine, Fl.; four brothers, Mack Couch of Scottsburg, James Couch of Crothersville, Harold Couch of Crothersville and Michael Couch of Crothersville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at the Crothersville Church of God with the Rev. Danny Kessler officiating. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. At the church.
    Burial will be at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
    On-line condolences can be made wat www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    Buchanan Funeral Home of Austin was in charge of the arrangements.
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