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Obituaries - July 29, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00

SHEILA ZUNIGA, 49
RALPH MAURICE CUNNINGHAM
JERRY E. MARKOVICH, 61
JENNIFER LYNN KRIDER SMITH, 36
GLEN ROWAN TIMBERLAKE, 56
THOMAS GREGGORY "T GREG" McRAE, 48
GARY L. CRAFT, 66
FRANCES GENEVA OWEN, 89
MARGIE NEWELL, 79
DELORIS C. BUNCH, 69
JOSHUA CLAYTON ROBERTS, 26
CONLEY B. NAPIER, 70
DAVID ALLEN STEWART, 60
DOROTHY L. BAKER, 89
 


    ?SHEILA ZUNIGA, 49, Sellersburg, died Friday, July 17 in Louisville.
    Survivors include three sons, Richard Zuniga of New Albany, Jesus Zuniga of Arizona and Brian Taylor of Louisville; three brothers, Dennis Courtney of Charlestown, Joe Courtney of Clarksville and Robert Courtney, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Debbie Cochran of Clarksville; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a granddaughter.
    Services were held Thursday, July 23 at the Charlestown Community Building with burial in Beth Haven Cemetery in Louisville. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    RALPH MAURICE CUNNINGHAM, Greenville, died Thursday, July 16 at DeKalb Memorial Hospital.
    He was an educator who received his degrees from IU. He taught in Floyd County, Jackson County, Lake County and Marion County. In his younger years, his family lived in Greenville and Pekin. In retirement, he moved back to Greenville before moving to the Westminister Village and the Betz Nursing Home.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgene; his parents; three sisters and three brothers.
    Survivors include four children, Maureen Johnson, Brent Cunningham, Lesa Knutsen and Dan Douglas Cunningham; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, July 21 at Greenville Methodist Church with burial in Greenville Cemetery. Love Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville First United Methodist Church.
    JERRY E. MARKOVICH, 61, Charlestown, died Monday, July 6 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He graduated from Bishop Noll High School in 1966 and served in the U.S. Army until 1968. While in high school he worked at Calumet Cycle Sales and began racing motorcycles as a hobby. After his Army service, he worked as a mechanic and extended his racing career into owning and driving AA Fuel Dragsters. He successfully competed in a five-state racing circuit, where he often exceeded 225 mph. In 1969, he joined the East Chicago Fire Department and it became necessary to leave drag racing in 1971. During his years on the fire department, he worked part time making magnetic signs and vacuum-formed signs. In 1979, he took a pension buy-out from the fire department and expanded his successful sign business. Today, he owned a sign business in Carroll County and his 40 years of experience have proven beneficial to the continued success of the business. He was raised a Master Mason in 1989 at Battle Ground Lodge #313. That same year, he joined the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, Murat Temple and Tippecanoe Shrine Club. He became Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1992 and served as president of Tippecanoe Shrine Club in 1994 while participating in the Tippecanoe Motor Patrol Unit. Three years later, he was president of Murat Motor Corps and later served four years as the Motor Corps Secretary. He was also commander of the Police Club Motorcycle Drill Team from 1998 through 2000. He traveled the United States, participating in 67 parades and eight competitions. He was a Potentate's Aide to Illustrious Sir Michael St. Pierre in 1999. He was executive aide of the Great Lakes Association of Shrine Motor Corps, and in 2003, he had advanced to President of the organization. His civic memberships include American Legion Post 60 of Logansport and a life membership in AMVETS and special deputy for the Marion County Sheriff's Department.
    Survivors include his wife, Dianah Louks-Markovich; two daughters, Christina Tennant of Roanoke, Virginia and Colette McCoy of Charlestown; sister, Judy Serocinski of DeMotte; two brothers, Joel Markovich of East Chicago and Jim Markovich of Cedar Lake and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, July 10 at First Baptist Church in Charlestown and Saturday, July 11 at Murat Shrine Club. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jerry E. Markovich Family Fund.
    JENNIFER LYNN KRIDER SMITH, 36, Palmyra, died Tuesday, July 21 at her home.
    She was a homemaker and member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church and Parish Service Group in Bradford.
    Survivors include her husband, Aaron Smith; three sons, Cameron, Collier and Caden Smith; parents, Frank & Jean Tabler Krider of Palmyra; two sisters, Karen Carney and Kathy Schroeder both of New Albany; brother, Steve Krider of Cedar Grove; grandmother, Loretta Bibb Tabler of New Albany and nine nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Saturday, July 25 at Saint Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Swarens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Saint Michael's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 22, Bradford, IN 47107 or Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 624 Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150.
    GLEN ROWAN TIMBERLAKE, 56, Elizabeth, died Monday, July 20 at his home.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester G. and Norma J. Timberlake.
    Survivors include his wife, Janice Wilson Timberlake; stepdaughter, Len Timberlake; brother, Michael J. Timberlake and a sister, Nettie Starr Smith.
    Services were held Sunday, July 26 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church near Lanesville. Cremation was chosen. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    THOMAS GREGGORY “T GREG” McRAE, 48, Fredericksburg, formerly of Florida, died Monday, July 13.
    He was a master mechanic, an avid historical reenactor, superb cook, St. Augustine Garrison Past President and former Florida State Chief of Indian Guides.
    Survivors include the love of his life, Lori Ann Prange; mother, Marlene McRae-Lamb; father, Cecil L. McRae; son, T. Derek McRae; three brothers, Michael, J.P. And Sean McRae and five grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, July 25 in Fredericksburg. Cremation Society of Kentucky was in charge of arrangements.
    GARY L. CRAFT, 66, Pekin, died Saturday, July 25 at The Waters of Salem.
    He was a retired employee of Fischer Packing Company and a member of Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He was also a Korean War Army veteran.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Phillip Craft and two sisters, Alma Craft and Patricia Hughes.
    Survivors include his wife, Nila Jo Eiler Craft of Pekin; two daughters, Tina Marie Craft Mull of Salem and Teresa Craft of Louisville; three step-sons, Ron, Mike and Ed Eiler all of Pekin; step-daughter, Amy Atchley of Pekin; two brothers, Don Craft of Pennsylvania and Russell Craft of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Jeanette Smith of Fredericksburg and Tina Hilton of Palmyra; five step-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter.
    Services will be held Saturday, August 8 at Weathers Funeral Home.
    FRANCES GENEVA OWEN, 89, Pekin, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday, July 23 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
    She was a member of Gospel Assembly in Louisville.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
    Survivors include a son, Charles Owen of Louisville; three daughters, Geneva Bagshaw of Pekin, Charlotte Padilla of Brandenburg, Kentucky and Bonita Samples of Harned, Kentucky; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, July 27 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
    MARGIE NEWELL, 79, Salem, died Saturday, July 25 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a member of Salem Nazarene Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Newell; three brothers, Carl, Vernon and Edward Morgan; sister, Faye Cole and her parents.
    Survivors include two sons, Duane and Larry Knight both of Salem; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, July 28 at Weathers Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
    DELORIS C. BUNCH, 69, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, July 15, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
    The Cincinnati, Ohio native was a retired property manager and bookkeeper for Arbuckle Rental Properties in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Bunch of Scottsburg, two sons, Mike and Duane Duff, both of Scottsburg; four daughters, Beverly Noble and Deborah Hall, both of Scottsburg, JoAnn McCulloch of Lexington and Connie Sue Basham of Commiskey, 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 18, at Collins Funeral Home with a private burial in the Scott Cemetery.
    JOSHUA CLAYTON ROBERTS, 26, Dupont, died Thursday, July 16, at King's Daughters Hospital in Madison.
    The Mesquite, Tx., native was an employee of Sandstone in Madison and member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Leota. He also attended Faith Covenant Church in Madison. And Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, Ky.
    Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Eva and Ralph H. Robbins, III, of Ghent, Ky., a brother, Randall Craig Roberts of Lexington, step-sisters, Brandi Thomas and Kristy Brummett, both of Four Mile, Ky., grandparents, Charlotte Roberts of Lexington, Greogre and Jeanne Holwager of Commiskey.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Leota.
    CONLEY B. NAPIER, 70, Evansville, formerly of Scottsburg, died Sunday, July 19, at Good Samaritan House in Evansville.
    The Perry County, Ky., native is a retired contractor for various construction companies a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia E. Napier of Evansville, three brothers, Bill Napier of Memphis, Tn., Charles Napier of Scottsburg, Jack Napier of Austin, six sisters, Norma England of Seymour, Mary Manley of Sarasota, Fl., Betty Bard of Scottsburgk Linda Sweany of Seymour, Joan Soloe of Lexington and Maxine St.Clair of Scottsburg.
    Funeral service will be Friday, July 24, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg at 12 noon. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, July 24. Cremation will follow services.
    DAVID ALLEN STEWART, 60, Scottsburg, died Saturday, July 28, in Scott Memorial Hosptial in Scottsburg.
    The Wisconsin Rapids, Wi., native was a former deputy sheriff for the Scott County Sheriff's Department in Scottsburg, He was also a former police officer for the Cartersville Police Department in Cartersville.
    Survivors include a son, David Allen Stewart of Sewanee, Tn., a daughter, Tammy Louise Stewart of Kentucky, Susan L. Lewis of Trafalgar; sisters, Rhonda Knoll of Wisconsin Rapids, Wi., Brenda Ingstrand, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi, Lori Ward, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi., Lisa Devers, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi.,several grandchildren.
    Direct cremation with services at later date. No visitation, arrangements by Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    DOROTHY L. BAKER, 89, Scottsburg, formerly of Sellersburg, died Monday, July 20, at her residence.
    The Scott County native was a homemaker and also co-owner of the old A&W Restaurant in Sellersburg, and a former employee of the old Indiana Ammunition Plant. Survivors include a sister, Lillie Daniel of Scottsburg, several nieces and nephews. Cremation with no visitation or funeral. Private graveside service will be held at a later date at Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Crusade for Children in care of Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
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