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Obituaries - August 12, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 August 2009 00:00

AGNES IRENE SPENCER CRECELIUS, 86
VELVA J. SMITH, 92
BRENDA KAY MORRIS, 59
RASHIDUL ISLAM, M.D., 79
GARY LYNN COCHRAN, 47
DOROTHY MARIE BARTON DALE, 88
LILLIAN CLEO ZIMMERMAN, 95
CECIL R. WALTON, 77
ERNEST R. ZINK, 78
DOROTHY E. DEAN, 87
LILLIAN FRANCES STEWART, 91
CLINTON MAY, 49
PATRICIA A. HURLEY, 78
HELEN G. ISOM, 100
ROBERT WAYNE "BOB" UPPLING, 62
CHESTER D. "DOUG" BAKER, 85
MARTHA JANICE NICHOLS-WOLSKI, 79
PHYLLIS E. (FESSEL) LEIDOLF, 80
DANIEL H. "DANNY" GULLETT, 63
DONALD RAY BEARD, 75
TIMOTHY LYNN STONE, 45
LOYD ALFRED WALLACE, 85
MARTHA BELL FEE, 93
JAMES C. RIGHTHOUSE, 60
WILLIAM "BILL" F. MONROE, 62
JOYCE ELAINE LUCAS HART, 58
GLADYS HALCOMB PHILLIPS, 73
JOHN MILTON AKIN, 71
 


    ?AGNES IRENE SPENCER CRECELIUS, 86, English, died Sunday, August 2 at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
    She was a homemaker but better known as the “preacher's wife” as she served beside her husband Robert in several EUB and United Methodist Churches in Indiana. Upon his retirement, the two moved to English and she helped to raise their grandchildren. When Robert passed away, she moved to assisted living in Clarksville. When her eyesight started failing, she moved into the home of her son, Patrick and his wife, Judy, who cared for her. Music was always a part of her life as she sang in the Fairbanks High School and Frankfort Pilgrim College choirs. She sang accompaniment with Robert as he played guitar. In the last few years of her life, she would play her favorite hymns by ear on a keyboard.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert Manuel Crecelius and two sisters, Margaret Cook and Bertha Hensley.
    Survivors include two sons, Patrick Crecelius of Edwardsville and Robert E. Crecelius of English; two brothers, Merrill Spencer of Frankfort and Willis Spencer of Robards, Kentucky; two sisters, Rebecca Ficklin of Clarksville, Tennessee and Grace Dupin of Kernersville, North Carolina; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 6 at Denbo Funeral Home in English with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery North of Milltown.
    VELVA J. SMITH, 92, Marysville, died Sunday, August 2 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
    She was a former seamstress at the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant and a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emerald Smith; son, Everett R. and daughter-in-law Ann Smith; son, Jerry Smith, two grandchildren and seven of her brothers and sisters.
    Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Kerner of Creekside, Pennsylvania; brother, Ross Smith of Rising Sun; daughter-in-law, Judy Smith of Marysville; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 6 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    BRENDA KAY MORRIS, 59, Charlestown, died Sunday, August 2 at River Crossing.
    She worked in healthcare as a nurse assistant.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Venia Penta.
    Survivors include two sons, Tony Penta of Jeffersonville and Kevin Penta of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; three brothers, Larry Morris of Piedmont, Missouri, Roger Morris of Pevley, Missouri and Johnny Morris of Jeffersonville; five sisters, Geraldine Roberts of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Linda Felks of Jeffersonville, Teresa Smith of Cuba, Missouri, Mary Yancey of Ironton, Missouri and Ann Reed of Lowery, Missouri and two grandchildren.
    Services were held Thursday, August 6 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    RASHIDUL ISLAM, M.D., 79, Corydon, died Thursday, July 30 at his home of natural causes.
    He was a surgeon at New Salisbury Medical Clinic in New Salisbury and at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon for 33 years. He received a medical degree from the Medical College of Calcutta and trained in England as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He met his wife, Winifred, at the Ingham Infirmary while in England. He moved to the United States in 1970 and trained in residency in West Virginia. He moved to Corydon in 1976. He was a long standing member of the Rotary Club and the ISMA. His great joys in life included his family and participating in the care of his patients. He was a kind, honest man who was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Winifred; father, Amirul; mother, Amatuz Zohra; and sisters, Amatul Umda and Badrunm Nehra.
    Survivors include his son, Nigel; daughter-in-law, Nancy; grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan and Zachary all of Evansville and nieces and nephews, Mustafa, Yosuf, Ahmed, Ruksona, Purvean and Iqbal.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 5 at Old Capital United Methodist Church in Corydon with private burial. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    GARY LYNN COCHRAN, 47, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 1 at his home where he lived with his sister.
    He was a Telephone Marketer for Tweedy and Associates.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and his parents.
    Survivors include a son, Robert Eugene Cochran; stepchildren, Peggy Rhoten and Mike Rhoten; brothers and sisters, Bob Cochran, Leroy Cochran, Nancy Shell, Tootie Eldridge, Wanda Tweedy, Darrell Cochran, Ray Cochran, Arty Cochran and Joey Cochran; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 4 at R.D. Pyke Funeral Service in Henryville with burial in Mt. Grove Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to R.D. Pyke Funeral Service.
    DOROTHY MARIE BARTON DALE, 88, Palmyra, died Saturday, August 1 at Harrison Health and Rehab in Corydon.
    She was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Dale, Sr.; parents; two brothers and a sister.
    Survivors include her children, David “Woody” Dale, Jr., Richard Dale, Margaret Smith, all of Palmyra; brother, James E. Barton of Milltown; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Palmyra Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Palmyra United Methodist Church Building Fund, 13855 Martin-Mathis Rd. NE, Palmyra, IN 47164.
    LILLIAN CLEO ZIMMERMAN, 95, formerly of Marysville, died Friday, July 31 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
    She was a former bookkeeper, homemaker and member of Marysville Christian Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Walker Zimmerman; brother, William Gray and sister, Catherine Bottorff.
    Survivors include two sons, Norman M. Zimmerman of Jeffersonville and William Zimmerman of Otisco; nieces, Joan Hostetler of Jeffersonville and Jean Kent of Sellersburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 4 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Marysville Christian Church or Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
    The family would like to express their appreciation and grateful thanks to Maple Manor Christian Home, Dr. Lowney and Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
    CECIL R. WALTON, 77, Salem, died Friday, July 31 at his residence.
    He was an employee of the old Cheese Factory in Salem, a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a life resident of Washington County.
    He was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra and Mary Ann Walton.
    Survivors include his wife, Anna Irene (Meechan) Walton; four daughters, Sherry Howell, Deanna Snawder, Cindy Walton and Sheila Walton all of Salem; two sons, Alan and Anthony Walton both of Salem and three grandchildren.
    Services were private with burial in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Salem. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ERNEST R. ZINK, 78, Salem, died Wednesday, August 5 at Floyd memorial Hospital.
    He was a member of Salem Church of Christ and a retired employee of Eddie Gilstrap Motors and was a Korean War Air Force veteran.
    He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Don Zink, one brother, Gailord Zink and his parents.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Jane Wells and a daughter Deanna Sheets of Hardinsburg.
    Services were held Monday, August 10 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem  with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.
    DOROTHY E. DEAN, 87, Madison, died Tuesday, July 21 at Waters of Clifty Falls in Madison.
    She retired in 1987 as an Attendant Supervisor at Madison State Hospital after 26 years of service. She was a member of New Hope Community Church in Clark County, was Past President of Ni Nabor Homemakers Club and worked with the Open Class at the Jefferson County 4-H Fair for several years. She was an avid Madison Regatta and Miss Madison sponsor for 27 years, walked in the 10-K Walk and Run for many years, liked to crochet and work with crafts and always had a booth at Old Court Days.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman F. Dean; son, Steven Dean; three sisters, Ann Welch, Zeda Meadows and Bea Perkinson and two brothers, Chester and David Bladen.
    Survivors include a daughter, Dianna Foutch of Stigler, Oklahoma; son, Ted Dean of Phoenix, Arizona; four sisters, Darlene Priddy and Thelma Youngblood both of Madison, Ruby Dean of Nabb and Martha Barton of New Washington; three brothers, Robert Bladen of Milton, Kentucky; Floyd Bladen of Madison and Aubrey Bladen of Cloverdale; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
    Graveside services were held Saturday, July 25 at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Vail-Holt Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Salvation Army.
    LILLIAN FRANCES STEWART, 91, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, August 4 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
    She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church.
    Survivors include three sons, Clyde Stewart of Ogdon, Utah, Ray Stewart of Lexington and Jack Stewart of Charlestown; daughter, Rebecca Hernandez of Carrolton, Kentucky; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, August 7 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    CLINTON MAY, 49, Charlestown, died Thursday, July 30 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He enjoyed cooking, helping people and cared for children.
    Survivors include his mother, Deloris Cox and step-father, Earl of Charlestown; father, John C. May, Sr. of Indianapolis; foster mother, Ester Wilson of Gulf Port, Mississippi; four sisters, Rhonda Kern of Otisco, Kennea May of Charlestown, Shetila Stephens of Louisville and Karen Korb of Jeffersonville; seven brothers, Daniel May of Salem, Kevin May of Charlestown, Ronald May of Louisville, John May, Jr. and James R. May both of Indianapolis, James Farmer of New Washington and Mark Hinton of Gulf Port, Mississippi; several nieces and nephews and friends.
    Services were held Monday, August 3 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may go to the Clinton May Memorial Fund.
    PATRICIA A. HURLEY, 78, Charlestown, died Saturday, August 8 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was an experienced seamstress for Nu Yale Cleaners and a member of St. Joe Hill Catholic Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hurley.
    Survivors include four daughters, Diane Bertram of Charlestown, Dottie S. Spencer and Debbie Weidenhaupt both of Winter Park, Colorado and Beth Ann Keaton of Lawton, Oklahoma; brother, Ronald Ewers of Fortville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Tuesday, August 11 at St. Joe Hill Catholic Church with burial in St. Joe Hill Cemetery. Garr Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    HELEN G. ISOM, 100, Scottsburg, died Thursday, August 6 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
    She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood, had been a resident of Greenwood for many years and was formerly of Salem and was a 1928 graduate of Salem High School. She retired in 1974 from Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Indianapolis.
    She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
    Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Bob & Betty Bennett of Salem who cared for her.
    The family has chosen cremation with services at a later date. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Dawalt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    ROBERT WAYNE “BOB” UPPLING, 62, died Tuesday, July 14 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    He entered the Marine Corps just after he graduated from New Albany High School.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Grace Uppling.
    Survivors include two brothers, George of North Vernon and Jerry of Montoursville, Pennsylvania; sister, Virginia of New Albany and many nieces and nephews.
    Cremation was chosen. Cross Funeral Home of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was in charge of arrangements.
    CHESTER D. “DOUG” BAKER, 85, Titusville, Florida, formerly of Louisville, died Friday, July 31 at Vista Manor Nursing Home in Titusville.
    He retired after 38 years from General Electric in Louisville. He was a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, a member of the Shriners' Masonic Lodge in Louisville and a WWII veteran of the Canadian Air Force.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marjorie MacInnis and his first wife, Joanne (Ford) Baker.
    Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. (DeWeese) Baker formerly of Jeffersonville; children, Marian Baker of Nicholasville, Kentucky, Margery Mudd of Louisville, Douglas Baker of Seattle, Washington, Elizabeth Hayden of Boise, Idaho, and Barbara Weckman of Dallas, Texas; brother, Morris Baker of Edmonton, Canada; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Jim Berry; ten grandchildren and his beloved dog, Buddy.
    Services were held Saturday, August 8 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Great Outdoors Church Building Fund, 146 Plantation Drive, Titusville, FL 32780.
    MARTHA JANICE NICHOLS-WOLSKI, 79, Kettering, Ohio, formerly of Salem, died Friday, August 7 at her residence in Ohio.
    She was a retired executive secretary from the Army Recruiting Office in Dayton, Ohio after more than 10 years of service.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J.; her parents; sisters, Mildred Martin, Marjorie Starr and Mary Cekun.
    Survivors include three sons, William of New York, Kris of Indiana and Robert of Indiana; two grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
    Graveside services were held Tuesday, August 11 at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Marker & Heller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    PHYLLIS E. (FESSEL) LEIDOLF, 80, Floyds Knobs, died Monday, August 10.
    She was a long-time member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church and sang in the church choir for 26 years. She was an avid quilter and was known for her signature pattern, “Phyllis' Fancies”.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph Fessel and sister, Catherine Uhl.
    Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Alvin L. Leidolf; four daughters, Suzan Didat of Floyds Knobs, Jill Fischer of Georgetown, and Elaine Davis and Emily Lundy both of Greenville; two sons, John L. Leidolf of Georgetown and Roger D. Leidolf of Floyds Knobs; sister, Frances Henley and ten grandchildren.
    Services will be held Wednesday, August 12 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church.
    DANIEL H. “DANNY” GULLETT, 63, Crothersville, died Monday, August 3, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
    He worked for Erwin's Car Care Center and Rose Acres and owned an operated arcade in Crothersville,
    Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Hawn Gullett of Crothersville; three daughters, Danieta Foster of Crothersville; Betty Bush of Crothersville, Mary Couch of Austin, four siblings, Betty Prow of Tallahassee, Fl., Mary DeMant of Winter Haven, Fl., Dorothy Davidson of Murray, Ky., and Emil Gullett of Crothersville; 13 grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 6, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with Pastor Todd Wooten and Tim Deaton.officiating.
    Burial will be in the Crothersville Cemetery.
    Online condolences may be given and video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com
    DONALD RAY BEARD, 75, Underwood, died Sunday, August 9. He was a retired co-owner of the old R&D Construction, Co. in Underwood, and also worked as a laborer for Calvin Brishaber Plumbing and Heating, Cecil Warrick Bridge Construction and Chester Prall Construction Company and was a member of the Underwood Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Patricia Taylor Beard; daughters, Teresa Hellinger of Clarksville, Marilyn Freedman of Louisville, Ky., Shelly Beard of Jeffersonville, Melissa Beard of Clarksville, five grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Fairview Christian Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
    Visitation will be after 9 a.m. at the church.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Christian Church in care of Collins Funeral Home who handle the local arrangements.
    TIMOTHY LYNN STONE, 45, Austin, died Wednesday, August 5, at his residence.
    He was a Scottsburg native.
    Survivors include his wife, Francetta Corbett Stone of Austin; daughter, Christina Stone of Ausitn; parents, Ernie Eugene and Malta Johnson Stone of Austin; a sister, Vicky Ousley of Austin, brother, Ricky Stone of Nashville.
    Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 9, at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
    Burial was at the New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    LOYD ALFRED WALLACE, 85, Crothersville, died Friday, August 7, at Schneck Medical Center.
    He worked at the Brownstown Brick yard and retired from Seymour Manufacturing and then worked in the maintenance departmetn for the U.S. Forestry Service. He was an Army veteran served during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Tampico Christian Church, a life member of the Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
    Survivors include two daughters, Ellen R. Wallace of Crothersville; Donna Mae Wallace of Seymour, a sister, Juanita Elmore of Mishawaka.
    Funeral services  were conducted Monday, August 10, at Adams Funeral Home in Crothersville with burial at the Russell Chapel Cemetery where the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 conducted military graveside services.
    Pastors Mike Hawkins and Jim Lane officiated.
    Memorial may be given to Tampico Christian Church or National Parkinson's Foundation in care of Adams Funeral Home.
    Online condolences may be given and a video tribute can be viewed at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com
    MARTHA BELL FEE, 93, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 8, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    The Leslie County, Ky., native  was a retired case worker for the Kentucky Division of Family and Children in Leslie County, Ky., and also a former employee of the old Coffee Shop in Hyden, Ky.,  She was  a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and the Widow's Tea Group both in Scottsburg.
    Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Fee of East Bernstadt, Ky., Clifton Fee, Sr., of Scottsburg, Manford Fee, Jr. of Los Cruces, NM; a daughter, Juneth Janutolo of Hyden, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 11, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial  in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery.
    JAMES C. RIGHTHOUSE, 60, Memphis, died Sunday, August 9, at his residence.
    He was a retired Journeyman Maintenance Manwith G.E. Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., He was a member of the Underwood Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam War veteran as a corporal in U.S. Army. He was a member of the Scott County Riding Club.
    Survivors include his wife, Linda Whitlow Righthouse of Memphis; daughter, Shannon Gaddis of Scottsburg; sons, Troy Righthouse of Scottsburg, Clinton Righthouse of Scottsburg, stepson, Jason Caudill of Stuttgard, Germany;sisters, Regina Righthouse, Diana Walton, Bonita McWilliams, Yvonne Righthouse; brothers, Larry Righthouse, Dennis Righthouse, Steven Righthouse, Tony Righthouse, three grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be held Friday, August 14, at 1 p.m. at Underwood Baptist Church with burial in New Bethel Cemtery in Chelsea.
    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Collins Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. on Friday at Underwood Baptist Church.
    WILLIAM “BILL” F. MONROE, 62, Salem, died Thursday, August 6, at his residence.
    He transported veterans to the VA hospital regularly.
    Survivors include his wife, Donna S. Monroe of Salem; daughters, Billie Faye Monroe of Seymour, Lois Jean Monroe of North Vernon and Chrystal Crawford of Toledo, Ohio; sons, Billy Joe Albertson of Salem and Bobby Joe Albertson of Salem; mother, Norma Stark Armstrong of Crothersville; sister, Rhonda Monroe Money of Crothersville; brothers, Lanny Monroe of Crothersville, RodneyMonore of Spraytown and Jeff Monroe of Crothersville; seven grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin on Monday, August 10, with the Rev. Mark Wooten officiating.
    Burial was in the Crothersville Cemetery in Crothersville.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    JOYCE ELAINE LUCAS HART, 58, Dupont, died Friday, August 7, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.,
    The Madison native attended Macedonia Baptist Church. She worked with the mentally handicapped and was a home manager for Rrescare. She overseen group homes in Dupont, Madison and Scottsburg.
    Survivors included her husband, Raymond Fay Hart, Sr., of Dupont, two daughters, Carrie Hart of Madison, Jayme Hart of Louisville, Ky., one son, Raymond F. hart, Jr. of Chicago, Il.; her parents, Willie and Ellen Virginia Caswell Lucas of Madison, one sister, Sharon Taylor of Lexington; one brother, Steve Lucas of Lexington, step-daughters, Bonnie Hart and Gina Jenkins of Madison, Tammy Cook of Des Moines, Iowa, Joy Melinda Brent of Campbellsburg, Ky., three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 11, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Home in Madison.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral homes website at www.morgan-nay.com
    Memorial contibutions may be made in her memory to the Joyce Elaine Hart Memorial Fund to benefit the mentally handicapped through the funeral home.
    GLADYS HALCOMB PHILLIPS, 73, Lancaster, died Friday, August 7, at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
    The Whitesburg, Ky., native attended the Dupont Baptist Church and Lancaster Baptist Church. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Lancaster. She also worked at Thompson Ford in North Vernon and King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison and Muscatatuck State Hospital as a nurse.
    Survivors include her husband, Morris L. Phillips of Lancaster, three sons, Larry Richard Pruitt of Albany, Lowell Eugene Phillips of Lancaster, one step-daughter, Linda Sue Botkins of Versailles, two sisters,  Alma Miller of Lexington Thursa Selig of Dupont, three brothers, Wallace Halcomb of North Vernon, Frank Halcomb of Chillicothe, Ohio, Robert Wayne Halcomb of Santa Claus, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were conducted today (Wednesday) at Morgan and Nay Funeral Home in Madison at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Dennis Ferguson officiating.
    Burial will be in the Dupont Cemtery in Dupont.
    Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com
    JOHN MILTON AKIN, 71, Greensburg, Kentucky, died Saturday, August 8 at Kindred Hospital in Louisville.
    He was a self-employed Artist in the South Western part of the United States and a landscaper while living in Arizona. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force stationed in Alaska.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard Bernard Akin; grandparents, Alvin "Jake" Anderson Akin and Betty Sharp Akin and great-grandparents, Sam and Mary Walker Akin.
    Survivors include two sisters, Betty Katherine Akin-Smith of Sellersburg and Lucy Akin-Kinsley of Lanesville; two brothers, Ronald Akin of Greensburg, Kentucky and Dr. Daniel Phillip Akin of Floyds Knobs; sister-in-law, Geraldine Sowder-Akin of Greensburg, Kentucky and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    Services will be held Friday, August 14 at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial in Akin Family Cemetery located at Akin Narrows of Pitman Creek Road on Ronald Akin Farm.
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