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Obituaries - August 19, 2009 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 August 2009 00:00

DENNIS STRAWHORN NEBEL, 69
JOHN MILTON AKIN, 71
WARREN L. STEWART, 69
ALBERT MERLE COBURN, 61
SHAY C. FANASE, JR., 21
JACQUELINE "JACKIE SEARS WILLIAMS, 61
WILLIAM RAYMOND BLACK, JR., 48
MARTHA LOUISE (HINTER) SHOW, 85
DAVID L. LANG, 76
BOBBY LEE CURRY, 73
MARY JANE GAY, 89
CHARLOTTE (TAYLOR) LEACH, 91
RUBY MORGAN, 94
DR. HOWARD MARK CARTER, 62
BLAINE R. COMBS, 92
JEAN GRIFFITH JACKSON, 89
LESTER EARL WALKER, 72
DELMAR A. MISKELL, JR., 75
BRENDA LEE HOLMAN, 51
THOMAS SIZEMORE, 76
ERMA JUNE HOOKER BROOKS, 82
 


    ?DENNIS STRAWHORN NEBEL, 69, Charlestown, died Monday, August 10 at his residence.
    He was an Army veteran and a retiree from the U.S. Naval Ordinance Station in Louisville.
    Survivors include his wife, Gloria Nebel; five daughters, Denise Chesmore of Lisbon, Iowa, Nichole Garcia, Victoria Montgomery and Natalie Stotridge all of Charlestown and Kristina Nebel Hutchinson of Sellersburg; son, Dwayne Helton of Charlestown; brother, David Nebel of Santa Rosa, California; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Saturday, August 15 at Generations Funeral Home with burial in Indiana Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Madison.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 702 Barnhill Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
    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-Kiensley 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.
    WARREN L. STEWART, 69, Rushville, formerly of Salem, died Monday, August 10 at Brandywine Manor in Greenfield.
    He was a graduate of Salem High School and attended Boyce Bible School of Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. He served as Pastor to the Laconia Circuit of the United Methodist Church for two years, served as Pastor of State Street Baptist Church for 8 years and for 16 years was the Pastor of Bicknell First Baptist Church. During that time he served as President of the Bicknell Ministerial Association and President of the Union Association of the American Baptist Churches. He was active in Promise Keepers, was Bicknell Man of the Year, served on the Hospice Board, was a volunteer mentor at the schools and was a licensed EMT. He was a proud participant of the South Boston Opry for several years, playing banjo and singing. After retirement, he served as interim pastor at several churches.
    Survivors include his wife, Maxine Roberts Stewart of Rushville; two daughters, Cindy Jean Harcourt of Rushville and Teena Marie Wesley of Prospect, Kentucky and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Friday, August 14 at Blue River Baptist Church with burial in Martinsburg Cemetery.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to Washington County Community Foundation / Warren Stewart Scholarship Fund.
    ALBERT MERLE COBURN, 61, Charlestown, died Saturday, August 8 after a long illness wrought in service to his country.
    He was retired from Colgate Palmolive, was a U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran and also served many years in the National Guard. He was a competitive shooter, hunter, woodsman, martial artist, NASCAR fan and avid bicyclist.
    Survivors include his wife, Kathy Harney Coburn of Charlestown; son, Bryan Coburn of Clarksville; daughter, Carolyn Coburn of Louisville; brother, Michael Coburn of Speed and his dog, Sam.
    Cremation was chosen with a private service at a later date. Grayson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    SHAY C. FANASE, JR., 21, Pekin, died Saturday, August 8 at University of Louisville Hospital.
    He enjoyed spending time with friends and family and living life to the fullest. He changed the lives of six people through body organ donation.
    Survivors include his parents, Shay C. and Betsy A. Fanase of Pekin; sister, Nicole Fanase of Pekin; grandparents, Marjorie and Floyd Conley of Paris, Pennsylvania, Carmen Fanase of Werton, West Virginia and Barbara Wales of Wellsburg, West Virginia and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
    Services were held Thursday, August 13 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown.
    Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, 106 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202.
    JACQUELINE “JACKIE” SEARS WILLIAMS, 61, Bradford, died Sunday, August 9 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was a member of Grantsburg Christian Church in Grantsburg. She worked in Customer Service at Carolina Container, was a graduate of English-Sterling High School and a member of the 4-H, receiving many awards.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Bobby Jo Williams.
    Survivors include a brother, Bobby Joe Sears of Crawfordsville; three sisters, Carol Sue Parr of New Haven, Kentucky, Sharon Lynn Riddle of Grantsburg and Sandra Lou Sears of Bradford and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Services were held Thursday, August 13 at Denbo Funeral Home Chapel in English. William R. Rust Funeral Home in New Haven was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial donations may be made to the animal shelter of the donor's choice, Hosparus of Southern Indiana or The English Senior Citizens Club.
    WILLIAM RAYMOND BLACK, JR., 48, Salem, died Saturday, August 8.
    He was a member of Plaster and Cement Masons Local 105 in Chicago.
    Survivors include his parents, William R. Black, Sr. of Salem and Gwen and Allen Flanigan of Hobart; brother, James Black of Salem; three sisters, Sherry Tuzar of Acworth, Georgia, Kari Camery of Wanatah and Tammy Black of Illinois; his expectant son, Jacob Black and his mother, Cheryl Herrick both of Hobart.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 12 at Weathers Funeral Home.
    MARTHA LOUISE (HINTER) SNOW, 85, Otisco, died Friday, August 7 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    She was a lifelong member of Mt. Moriah Church.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie G. Snow, Sr.; parents, Herman and Ora Lee (Dean) Hinter and brothers, Chester, Robert and Charles Hinter.
    Survivors include two sons, Leslie Jr. of Sellersburg and Michael Snow of Henryville; daughter, Phyllis Ann Bottorff of Henryville; brother, James Hinter of Clarksville; two sisters, Reva Zollman of Scottsburg and Jean Lively of Texas; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    Services were held Monday, August 10 at Mt. Moriah Church with burial in Clegg Cemetery. R.D. Pyke Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Association in care of the funeral home.
    DAVID L. LANG, 76, Otisco, died Saturday, August 8 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
    He was a retired employee of Armour Agriculture and Chemical Co., a member of the Walnut Grove Church of the Lord in Clarksville and enjoyed watching TV, especially Westerns and Wrestling.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Hazel W. Letson and Ruth Lang and brothers, Walter, Bill and Cecil Lang.
    Survivors include two brothers, Harold Lang of Otisco and Edward Lang of Marysville and several nieces and nephews.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 12 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Bowery Cemetery.
    BOBBY LEE CURRY, 73, Nabb, died Sunday, August 9 at St. Catherine Regional Hospital in Charlestown.
    He worked as a painter for ICI, was a member of Bethlehem Community Church, and a member of the English Masonic Lodge in Lexington #622.
    Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Miles Curry of Nabb; two sons, Richard Murphy and Robert Curry both of New Washington; daughter, Rita Hammond of Otisco; three brothers, Sebert Curry of Clarksville, Howard Curry of Shepherdsville, Kentucky and Larry Curry of New Washington; five sisters, Nina McKnight of Wadsworth, Ohio, Glenna Bailey of Whitesville, West Virginia, Marilyn Pettry of Charlestown, Patricia Tucker of Marysville and Abby Curry of Jeffersonville and six grandchildren.
    Services were held Wednesday, August 12 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    MARY JANE GAY, 89, Salem, died Wednesday, August 12 at The Waters of Salem.
    She was a member of the Canton Christian Church, had been a resident of Washington County since 1950, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, was a homemaker and former employee of the old Morris 5 & 10 Store in Salem.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Estel Gay.
    Survivors include a step-son, Vencin Gay of Salem and a grandson.
    Services were held Saturday, August 15 at Dawalt Funeral Home with burial in Pollock Cemetery in Vallonia.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Canton Christian Church.
    CHARLOTTE (TAYLOR) LEACH, 91, formerly of Borden and Sellersburg, died Sunday, August 16 in Phoenix, Arizona where she lived the past 57 years.
    Survivors include a sister, Fava Jordan; two sons, Kenneth and Tom Leach; two daughters, Nancy McClanhan and Peggy Krures and several grandchildren.
    RUBY MORGAN, 94, Austin, died Monday, August 10, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
    The Mercer County, Ky., native was  a charter member of First Baptist Church in Austin and retired from Morgan Foods.
    Survivors include her daughters, Patsy Smith of Austin and Dixie Jo Broady of Burleson, Tx., a son, Jackie Lee Morgan of Austin; a sister, Marshall Houchen of Austin, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren,and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 14, at First Baptist Church in Austin with the Rev. Matt Hoffman and Rev. David Culley officiating.
    Burial will be at Austin Cemetery in Austin.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net
    DR. HOWARD MARK CARTER, 62, Yorba Linda, Ca., died of injuries received in a car accident in Yorba Linda on Monday, August 10.
    Born in Scottsburg, he was a member of the Class of 1965 of Scottsburg High School. After receiving his medical degree, he practiced at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca. He retired in 2008. He was also an amateur musician throughout his life.
    Survivors include his wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Laura of Yorba Linda; a sister, Hannah Kay Carter of Huntington Beach. Ca.; and several local relatives.
    A memorial service will be conducted in the near future.
    BLAINE R. COMBS, 92, Scottsburg, died Saturday, August 15, at Jeffersonville.
    The Carcassonne, Ky., native retired from military and served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and was a licensed barber and was a member of the Baptist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
    Survivors include his daughter, Debbie Schmidt of Elsmere, Ky., and three grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted monday, August 17, at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Pastor David James officiated.
    Military graveside services were conducted by Crothersville VFW.
    Memorial donations may be sent in care of Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    JEAN GRIFFITH JACKSON, 89, formerly of Scottsburg, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Sunday, August 16.
    Funeral arrangements are pending at Stewart Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
    On-line condolences may be made at www.stewartfuneralhome.net
    LESTER EARL WALKER, 72, Seymour, died Friday, August 14, at his residence.
    The Madison native  retired from Cummings Engine Company and was a member of the American Legion Post. No. 89.
    Survivors include his daughters, Susie O'Neill, Dana Walker, Jessie Walker; sons, Phillip Walker, Chris Walker, brothers, Donald Edward Walker and Ralph Wesley Walker; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 18, at Voss Chapel with Roger Carr officiating.
    A Voss Dove release will follow the funeral service at Voss Chapel.
    Memorials may be written to Riley Children's Hospital in Indiianapolis.
    DELMAR A. MISKELL, JR. 75, Scottsburg, died Friday, August 14, at his residence.
    The Scottsburg native was a member of the Austin Christian Church  and was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from American Can Company in Austin.
    Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Berry of Sellersburg, BeckY Swann of Knoxville, Tn., a son, Mark Miskell of Scottsburg; a brother, Gary L. Miskell of Scottsburg; and a sister, Barbara A. Zollman of Scottsburg; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 18, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Larry DeWitt officiating.
    Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Scottsburg.
    BRENDA LEE HOLMAN, 51, Scottsburg, died Friday, August 14, at her home.
    She was a licensed practical nurse.
    Survivors include her daughter, Andrea Rae Weston of Scottsburg, mother, Martha Ann Reece of Russell Springs, Ky., a brother, Robert Johnson of Berryville, Va., sisters, Rayna Witerhs of Scottsburg, Tina Bennett of Indianapolis and brother, Kevin Reece of Scottsburg; two grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 17, at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Father Thomas Clark officiating.
    Burial will be in the Scottsburg Cemetery.
    THOMAS SIZEMORE, 76, Austin, died Friday, August 14, at his residence.
    He was a native of Hazard, Ky.
    Survivors include daughters, Melda Campbell of Crothersville, Faye Wooten of Blocher; sons, Mitchell Sizemore of Austin and Paul Sizemore of Austin; stepdaughters, Stella Hicks of London, Ky., Ella Sizemore of Scottsburg, Imogene Baker of Yerkes, Ky., Polly Kost of Uniontown, Arlene Riley of Austin, Teresa White of Austin; sisters Nora Fields, Lora Campbell, Dora Baker, Chloie Campbell of Kentucky; brothers, Mitchell Sizemore of Scottsburg, Elige Sizemore, Harrison Sizemore, Roy Sizemore, Henry Sizemore and Charlie Sizemore of Kentucky; several grandchildren.
    A graveside service will be held in Kentucky at a later date.
    Buchanan Funeral Home in Ausitn was in charge of the local arrangements.
    Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
    ERMA JUNE HOOKER BROOKS, 82, Madison, died Sunday, August 16, at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
    She was a teacher at Henryville, Greensburg, Saluda and Southwestern and Martinsville High School and in LaPort County. She was a member of New Prospect Captist Church, the Red Hatter's Society, the Hanover College Alumni, The Indiana University Alumni and the Saluda High School Alumni.
    Survivors include a son, Mike Brooks of Franklin; two daughters, Marcia June Brooks of Columbia, Md., and Marie Van Hart of Flat Rock, Mi., one brother, Arlin Hooker of Milan; one sister, Betty Ann Unker of Carmel; four grandchildren,  and three great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be Friday, August 21 at Morgan and Nay Funeral Home in Madison officiated by Rev. Irmal Elliott and burial in the New Prospect Cemetery in Saluda.    
    Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, and after 9 a.m. on Friday, August 21, at Morgan and Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.
    Memorial contribution  my be made in her memory to the New Prospect Cemetery Association or Hanover College through the funeral home.
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