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Obituaries March 1, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 February 2017 00:00

DERRICK ARRON LONG, 37
LARRY PRESTON PROPES, 69
WILLANNA "WILLIE" M. MILLER WILSON, 75
DOROTHY MARIE DAVIS, 80
EDITH WHITE, 64
BOYCE GOODE, 85
KEITH THORNE, 57
MARVIN E. BOWMAN, SR., 70
PHYLLIS ANNETTE (HAYES) COKER, 86
CATHERINE SUE CONRAD, 62
GARY DAVID SAMPLES, 63
DOROTHY MARIE DAVIS, 80
KIMBERLY ANN RENEE BOWLING, infant
JOYCE A. MULLINS MELSON, 74
JASON ARTHUR BROWN, 43
GERALD O. RUSSELL, 83
LARRY F. NELSON, 77
JAMES E. "JIM" BURR, JR., 75
JAMES THOMAS HORTENBERRY SR., 81
MARK S. WHITT, 60
WILMA MAY MILLER, 92
STEPHEN KENT GRAEBE, 66
MACK NICHOLS, JR., 84
JAMES COY, 63
ELMER MONROE COSBY, SR., 83
ROBERT "BOB" IRVIN MCMAHAN, 91


DERRICK ARRON LONG, 37, Charlestown, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at his home.
He was born on January 15, 1980 in Biloxi, MS the son of Carolyn Long Bottorff. He worked for the Jay-C and Kroger Stores as a stocker for several years.
Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Bottorff of Charlestown; grandfather, Carroll Long of Charlestown; uncles, Jeff Long of Charlestown and Gary Long of Wetumpka, AL; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2 P.M. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday beginning at 11 A.M. until the time of services.


LARRY PRESTON PROPES, 69, Charlestown, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Kindred Transitional Care in Sellersburg.
He was born on July 8, 1947 to Ivan and Doris (Crouch) Propes in Burkesville, KY. He is an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired design engineer for General Electric, and attended Northside Christian Church in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife the former Janet Crace of Charlestown; sons, Richard Propes (Holly) of Charlestown and Ryan Propes (Tiffany) of Charlestown; brother, David Propes of Charlestown; sisters, Betty Petri of Avon, and Judy Wright (Ray) of Clarksville; grandchildren, Chloe, Kassie, Ava, Nicholas, and Maci Propes.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11 am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 10am to 8pm, and after 9 am on Thursday.


WILLANNA "WILLIE" M. MILLER WILSON, 75, Commiskey, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 5:05 p.m. at the Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
He was born May 23, 1941 at home in Bedford, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the Willie D. and Anna Belle McDowell Miller. She was a graduate of Bedford High School and soon after graduation moved to Jefferson County and became employed at Murphy's Five and Dime Store in downtown Madison. She was raised in the First Apostolic Church of Carrollton and held membership in Eastern Star Hayden Chapter.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 52 years, Frank Wilson, Sr. of Commiskey; her daughter, Virginia Wilson of Madison; her son, Frank Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Jenny Wilson of Commiskey; her grandchildren, John Tyler Ferrell, Wade Thomas Ferrell, Emma Konkle, Alexandria Lantz (Josh), Andrew Wilson, and Aaron Wilson; her great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Willena Fields of Columbus; her sisters, Elizabeth Skirvin of Lexington, Hazel Tandy of Bedford, Kentucky; her brother, Charles Miller and his wife, Ann of Crestwood, Kentucky; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harvey Wilson and his wife, Liza of Commiskey, Paul Wilson and his wife, Brenda of Cross Plains, Patty Johnson and her companion, Frank Arbuckle of Lexington, Esther Smith and her husband, Bob of Olean, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie D. and Anna Belle McDowell Miller, her sister, Mary Ann Toombs, her brother, Ruby Lee Miller, her great grandson, Jordan Ferrell.
Funeral services will be Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., by Pastor Aaron Adams at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Dupont Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 12 Noon until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Willanna Wilson Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home


DOROTHY MARIE DAVIS, 80, Austin, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born April 10, 1936 in Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late Noah McIntosh and Carlie (Tharp) McIntosh. She was a member of Redemption Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include her sons, Billy Gene Davis, Austin, Kenneth Wayne Davis, Austin and James Edward (Amy) Davis, Reddington; sister, Pearl Waldon, Austin; brothers, Noah Junior McIntosh, Austin, Indiana, Paul Ray McIntosh, Scottsburg and Raymond McIntosh, Scottsburg.
She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer McKercher, Sarah & Katie Jo Davis, Cody Michael Anderson, Danielle Davis, Jessie Lee Sandlin, and Amanda Absher.
She was preceded in death by her son, Manuel Davis, her parents, two brothers, Charles and Eugene McIntosh, and a sister, Betty Davis.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Wednesday, Fenruary 22, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Jeff Mullins & Rev. Joel Barrett officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Tuesday and after 11 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


EDITH WHITE, 64, Austin, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born April 21, 1952 in Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence White and Mary (Holland) White. She was a member of Shelter for the Sheep in Austin.
Survivors include her sons, Martin Chambers, Austin, Pete Chambers, Gainesville, Georgia, and Brett Chambers, Gainesville, Georgia; daughter, Lori Chambers, Gainesville, Georgia; brother, Johnnie White, Austin; a sister, Ann Lynch, Hanover. She is also survived by six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral Service will be at 6 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Herbie White officiating with Cremation to follow. Visitation will be 4 to 6 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


BOYCE GOODE, 85, Fredericksburg, died Monday February 20, 2017, at the Hosparus Pavilion of Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on March 21, 1931 in Bedford, KY to William Carroll Goode and Selma Yanowsky (Craig).
He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother Thomas Goode. Boyce enjoyed and trained both Draft and Riding horses as a hobby. He married Gerry (McCracken) on May 29, 1965. They were married 51 years. Boyce was an Army veteran, having served in Germany during the Korean conflict. He was an independent truck driver and attended the Palmyra United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gerry (McCracken) Goode; two daughters, Eva Lewandowski (Bob) and Jean Bienfang (Rodney); one son, Blaine Goode (Holly); one brother, Wayne “Jiggs” Goode and one sister, Marcelline “Jane” Hinds; six grandchildren, Derrick Grigsby, Devan Grigsby, Elizabeth Diaz, Seth Goode, Mitchell Bienfang, Tori Bienfang, and three step-grandchild, Joseph Bienfang, Kyle Lewandowski, and Tyler Lewandowski; two great-grandchildren, Isla Diaz and Paxton Grigsby.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with cremation to follow. Visitation will be Wednesday February 22, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday till time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hosparus Hospice Southern Indiana, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


KEITH THORNE, 57, Madison, died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at his home in Madison.
He had fought a courageous battle with kidney disease and had managed it for the past 28 years and was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2016.
He was born June 26, 1959 in Madison, the son of Carl H. and Kay Phillips Thorne, both of whom survive. He was a 1977 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School. He attended both the University of South Florida and Ball State University. He lived in Louisville for 25 years and was an entrepreneur there. He owned several Subway restaurants in Louisville, for 1- years. He also was a home builder of "Classic Homes" in Louisville for several years. He attained his realtors license and had worked for Remax in Louisville for many years. He was commissioned by Governor Wilkerson to be a Kentucky Colonel. He co-owned a magazine called Action Pact of Louisville and had met several notable people while involved in the project. He had owned and operated McBirdie Golf Store in the Greentree Mall in Clarksville as well.
He is survived by his parents; his sister, Cindy Thorne of Georgetown, Kentucky; his brother, Todd Thorne of Louisville; his niece, Samantha Kay Luse of Georgetown, Kentucky; his uncles and his aunts, Tommy Wingham and his wife, Lillie of Madison; Walter Phillips, Jr. and his wife, Betty of Deputy, Bob Phillips and his wife, Karen of Hanover and Hazel Phillips King of Madison; several cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter, Sr. and Mabel Phillips; Roy and Esther Thorne; his uncles and his aunt, Ray Phillips, Ronnie Phillips, Jim Thorne and Erma Thorne Stuart.
Memorial services will be conducted Friday, February 24, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Frank McGee at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will be private in the Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Branch Baptist Church - Special Fund.


MARVIN E. BOWMAN, SR., 70, Little York, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on October 18, 1946 in Washington County, the son of Jesse Lee Bowman and Mary Virginia (Babbs) Bowman. He was a retired laborer and had worked at the old Fleenor's Saw Mill. He was a member of the Mt. Hebron Church in Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Bowman; a brother, Randal Bowman and a son-in-law, David Fleenor.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nellie J. (McKillip) Bowman; four daughters, Rhonda Fleenor (Mike Pirtle) of Little York, Karen Barry (Keith) of Salem, Tammy Turner (John) of Madison and Marcia McCowan (Roy) of Scottsburg; two sons, Marvin Bowman, Jr. (Lisa) and Ricky Bowman (Tonya Cornett) all of Little York; his mother, Mary Bowman of Brownstown; nine brothers, Ernest Bowman (Brenda) and Frank Bowman (Nancy) all of Crothersville, Jesse Bowman of Scottsburg, William Bowman (Jenny) and Jimmy Bowman (Carolyn) all of Brownstown, Steve R. Bowman (Mary), Stanley Bowman (Kim) and Tony Bowman (Amy) all of Little York and Gary Bowman (Patty) of Medora; five sisters, Norma Gorbett (David) of Medora, Lorene Bowman and Barbie Holland (Cecil) all of Seymour, Susie Riley (David) of Brownstown and Rosie Bowman of Salem; 12 grandchildren, Regina Fleenor, Danielle and Eli Voyles, Collin, Josh and Tyler Bowman, Kayla and Brittany Eldridge, Laiken and Breana McCowan, Shawn and Dustin Bowman and four great-grandchildren, Christian Collins, Anakin Bowman, Parker Messmore, and Henry Janssen and an former daughter-in-law, Tina Bowman.
Memorial Service will be at 11 am Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Mt. Hebron Church with Bro. Rodney Sweeney officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am Saturday at Mt. Hebron Church. Private burial will be at a later date in New Hope Cemetery near Little York.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


PHYLLIS ANNETTE (HAYES) COKER, 86, Henryville, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born March 1, 1930 in Crofton, KY, she was the daughter of Richard Edward Hayes and Annie Jewel (James) Hayes. She was a 1948 Crofton High School graduate and a 1953 Vanderbilt Graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She retired from being the Director of Nursing at the Clark County Health Department and previously was a Macon County Health Nurse in Tennessee. She was a member of First Baptist Church Henryville where she served as the pre-school and adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Pianist, and a Deacon’s wife. She served as an Associational Discipleship Training Director for many years.
On August 29, 1954 in Lafayette, TN, she married Carleslie Coker who died November 12, 2005.
Survivors include one son, David H. (Mary) Coker of Manteno, IL; one daughter, Ann Leslie (Leon) Jones of Murfreesboro, TN; four grandchildren, David Aaron Coker of Manteno, IL, Anna Catherine (Ed) McDowell of Woodbury, MN, Matthew Carl Jones of Gilbert, AZ, Michelle Leann Jones of Murfreesboro, TN; five great-grandchildren, Ben, Gavin, and Will Coker, Ande & Aden McDowell; three siblings, Glenda Luttrull of Trenton, KY, James “Jimmie” (Rosetta) Hayes of Leoti, KS, Donald “Donnie” (Monna) Hayes of Sacramento, KY.
She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Steven Coker on April 23, 1975.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at First Baptist Church Henryville with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday from 4-8 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory and after 11:00 AM on Saturday at First Baptist Church Henryville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Coker Memorial Scholarship Fund or First Baptist Church Henryville c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.


CATHERINE SUE CONRAD, 62, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at her home in Lafayette.
She was born on January 25, 1954 in Lafayette, to the late Jack Martin and Nila Lou (Houpt) Hart. She was a homemaker and served in the ceremonial unit for funerals and burials for the National Guard.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Conrad, and her parents Jack Martin and Nila Lou (Houpt) Hart.
She is survived by one brother, John Hart of Georgia, and two step-sons, Dwight Conrad and Troy Conrad.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at Greenville Cemetery.


GARY DAVID SAMPLES, 63, Centerville, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at his home.
Born November 6, 1953, in Scottsburg, to James and Sopha Spencer Samples, he had lived in this community since 1986. He was a graduate of Crothersville High School. He retired from Belden in 2016, after 18 years of service. He formerly worked at County Market.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cynthia Boxell Samples; daughter, Jessica (Dan) Scholl of Westfield, Indiana; son, Nathan Samples of Centerville; sisters, Wanda Campbell of Seymour, and Linda Samples of Louisville; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service was Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Mills Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Alvey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County, 1717 South L Street, Richmond, IN 47374.


DOROTHY MARIE DAVIS, 80, Austin, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born April 10, 1936 in Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late Noah McIntosh and Carlie (Tharp) McIntosh. She was a member of Redemption Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include her sons, Billy Gene Davis, Austin, Kenneth Wayne Davis, Austin and James Edward (Amy) Davis, Reddington, Indiana; sister, Pearl Waldon, Austin; brothers, Noah Junior McIntosh, Austin, Paul Ray McIntosh, Scottsburg and Raymond McIntosh, Scottsburg.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jennifer McKercher, Sarah & Katie Jo Davis, Michael Cody Anderson, Danielle Davis, Jessie Lee Sandlin, and Amanda Absher.
She was preceded in death by her son, Manuel Davis, her parents, two brothers, Charles and Eugene McIntosh, and a sister, Betty Davis.
Funeral Service was Wednesday, Fenruary 22, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Jeff Mullins & Rev. Joel Barrett officiating. Burial followed at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


KIMBERLY ANN RENEE BOWLING, infant, Scottsburg, died February 18, 2017, in Louisville.
She was born February 18, 2017, the daughter of Jon Bowling & Brandy Hobbs-Parkinson.
She is survived by her parents; paternal grandparents, Aaron Bowling, Sr. & Sandra Katheryn Barnard Bowling; paternal great-grandmother, Irma Mae Barnard; maternal grandparents, Michael Hobbs & Angela West and maternal great-grandfather, Doyle Hobbs.
No visitation or service was scheduled.
To leabe a message for the family, be sure to visit www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


JOYCE A. MULLINS MELSON, 74, Charlestown, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her home.
She was born on July 19, 1942 to Hubert, Sr., and Alene (Hardin) Mullins in Scott County. She was retired from the Old ICI Americas, a former CSR supervisor at Medical Center of Southern Indiana, member of the Red Hat Society, and member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her brother, John Mullins (Donna) of Charlestown; nephew and nieces, Jason Mullins (Melissa) of Indianapolis, Jeremy Mullins (Oxana) of Warsaw, Josh Mullins (Christy) of Marysville, Jed Mullins of Charlestown, Amy Lanum (Chad) of Flora, IN, Ashley Harker (Ben) of Hope, Kyle Mullins (Danielle) of Charlestown, Cindy Thomas (Anthony) of Jeffersonville, Chris Mullins (Lisa) of Campbellsville, KY, Brian Mullins of Scott County, and Amanda Mullins of Oxford, IN; great nephews and nieces, Jackson, Avery, Bailey, Ivan, Calvin, Ben, Rylie, Colton, Gracie, Laynie, Landry, Adele, Dishaylyn, Kayleigh, Jenna, Alex, Ethan, Brice, and Baylee.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, and after 9am on Monday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JASON ARTHUR BROWN, 43, North Vernon, died Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:17 AM with his family by his side.
Born June 27, 1973 in Columbus, he was the biological son of Leroy Brown of Azalia, IN and Nancy (Staublin) Morgan of Tayorsville, IN. He was a 1991 Columbus North High School graduate. He served in the United States Air Force, was employed at Impact Forge in Columbus as a draftsman, and was baptized into the Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Trish (Erwin) Brown, his Uncle Tony & Aunt Terrie Staublin of Scipio, IN, along with his cousin, Adam Staublin. Other survivors include his son, Trey Arthur Brown; one brother; two stepbrothers, Kevin Morgan of Zionsville, Darrin Morgan of Indianapolis; Vince “Scott” Brown of Lexington; one step-sister, Alonza Dawn of Azalia, IN; one step-brother, Paul Wright of Ogillville, IN, grandparents, William “Bill” & Helen Staublin of Columbus; mother-in-law, Marilyn Hooser of Crothersville; father-in-law, Buster Erwin of Crothersville; brother-in-law, Brad Erwin of Crothersville; sister-in-law, Jill Erwin of Jeffersonville, nieces & nephews, Kari Erwin of Columbus, Maddie & Graham Brown of Lexington, KY, and Ian Fox Roesler of Azalia, IN; one step-mother, Rhonda Brown of Azalia, IN; one step-father, Jim Morgan of Taylorsville, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Johnson and Mary Brown Johnson.
Father Danny Staublin and Rev. Ralph Hillenburg will conduct funeral services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with cremation to follow. Visitation will be 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, February 27, 2017 and after 10:00 AM on Tuesday both at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to his son, Trey, for college expenses. Make checks payable to: Trish Brown c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.


GERALD O. RUSSELL, 83, Pekin, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
He was born March 26, 1933 in Pekin the son of Sherman and Ora Cress Russell. He was a retired businessman, farmer and school bus driver for East Washington Schools. He was a member of Pekin Church of Christ and a Marine veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Glasgow Russell. They were married August 8, 1970. He is also survived by a son, Brad Russell (Carrie) of Pekin; a daughter, Sarah Ground (Tim) of New Salisbury; four grandchildren, Emily and Morgan Russell and Olivia and Ella Ground.
He was preceded in death by his brother, William R. Russell and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.


LARRY F. NELSON, 77, Salem, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, in St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
Born December 11, 1939 in Marion, he was the son of the late Gerald and Ruby (Pulley) Nelson. He was the owner/operator of the old Nelson's Heating and Air in Marion, was a former HVAC teacher at Ivy Tech, and was a certified rifle instructor with the NRA. He was currently President and Treasurer of the Friends of the Salem Library and a tutor with SOAR. He was an avid supporter of the Friends of Beck's Mill, a volunteer with the Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Salem Senior Citizens' Center.
He married October 15,1994 to Jeannette Alice (Lynn) Nelson, who died August 31, 2015.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Mark) Artherhults,Marion and Sally Fear, Clearwater, Florida; a son, Mark (Nick Paternostro) Nelson, Delray Beach, Florida; his brother, Jim (Karma) Nelson, Montana; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Nelson and one brother, George Nelson.
Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Sunday at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem and from Noon until the time of the services on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the Raven Choate Funeral Home in Marion. The Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday at the Raven Choate Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Grant Memorial Park in Marion.
Memorial Contributions: Friends of Beck's Mill Washington County Community Foundation P.O. Box 50 Salem, Indiana 47167.


JAMES E. "JIM" BURR, JR., 75, Scottsburg, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 19, 1941 in Underwood, the son of the late James Earl Burr Sr. and Virginia Ruth (LaMaster) Burr. He graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1959 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving his country as a First Class Petty Officer from 1959 to 1962 on the USS Goodrich and USS Strong. He continued his service in the U.S. Navy reserves from 1963 until his retirement in 1985. He was also a retired U.S. Postal Carrier in Scottsburg, retiring in 1992 after working for 29 1/2 years. He also worked for Gordon at the old Julian's Standard in Scottsburg, for a short time after retiring from the Post Office. He has been a member of the Scaffold Lick Baptist Church since1969, where he was formerly an Adult Sunday School Teacher.
In addition to his church, he was a member of the Moose Family Center 2324, Scott County VFW Post 6582 and American Legion Post 234. His parents died very young and he was raised by his grandparents Perry and Dona LaMaster.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl E. Burr and an uncle, Dale LaMaster.
Survivors include his son, David Burr and his wife Gale of Austin; two sisters, Phyllis Ramoni and her husband Fred of Pekin and Sue Filling of Somers Point, New Jersey; an uncle, Robert LaMaster and his wife Dorothy of Richmond; three aunts, Betty LaMaster Barrett of Franklin, Ohio, Mildred LaMaster Roush of Plainfield and Ruth LaMaster of Scottsburg; numerous nieces and nephews, including James Langdon and Greg Ramoni who will serve as pallbearers.
Funeral Service was Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Friends are asked to give a donation to their favorite charity in honor of Jim Burr c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JAMES THOMAS HORTENBERRY SR., 81, Pekin, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at his home.
He was born July 10, 1935 in Shelbyville, Kentucky the son of William and Edith Mae Hall Hortenberry. He was a retired maintenance worker for Monfort in Louisville and an auto mechanic. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Pekin. He worked with his hands on the farm growing up and plowing fields with a team of horses.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Nell Grice Hortenberry of Pekin; a son, James T. Hortenberry Jr. of Berne, Indiana; two daughters, Victoria L. Whitehead of Pekin and Elisabeth A. Hortenberry of Indianapolis; two brothers, Donald A. Hortenberry of Hoagland, Indiana and Kenneth R. Hortenberry of Royal, Arkansas, and two grandchildren, Anastasia E. Hurst and T.J. Whitehead.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Hortenberry and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-7PM and Monday from 9AM-time of service.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Southern Care Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or Washington County Food Bank.


MARK S. WHITT, 60, Austin, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born May 12, 1956 in Salem, he was the son of the late Arthur Whitt and Lynda Hauer. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a retired employee of Seymour Tubing Seymour and a retired truck driver. He was a member of Kays Chapel Church in Fredricksburg.
Survivors include his wife, Deloria (Nichols) Whitt of almost 16 years; a son, Steve A. Sullivan, Jeffersonville. He is also survived by two grandsons, Jordan Blythe and Brendan Sullivan.
Funeral Service will be at noon Monday, February 27, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Nicky Spicer officiating.
Visitation will be 10 am to 12 pm Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


WILMA MAY MILLER, 92, Pekin, died Sunday, February 26, 2017, at her home.
She was born on August 6, 1924 in Pekin, Indiana to Dewey Ray and Gladys Faye (Turner) Miller. She married Darrell Eugene Miller on July 13, 1942.
Survivors include her son, Eugene “Gene” Miller (Mary) of Arkansas; daughters, Shirley Wright of Salem, Joyce Mull (Jerry) of Pekin, Phyllis Graves of Salem, and Cindi Arbuckle (Brian) of Pekin; sister, Ilene Purlee of Pekin; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Darrell Eugene Miller; parents, Dewey Ray and Gladys Faye (Turner) Miller; six siblings, Mildred Brown, Helen Brown, Maxine Hattabaugh, Pauline Lee, Harold “Bud” Miller, and Opal Miller; a grandson Micah Graves; a great-grandson Micah Mull; and two son-in-laws, Earl Wright and Rick Graves.
Funeral services will be held at Big Spring’s Church of Christ on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. Visitation will be at Love Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. with funeral services to follow at Big Spring’s Church of Christ at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Big Spring’s Cemetery, Jerry Mull 8625 S. Big Spring’s Road Pekin, Indiana 47165.


STEPHEN KENT GRAEBE, 66, Charlestown, died Saturday February 25, 2017 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
He was born on March 7, 1950 in Jeffersonville, to Wilson Corydon Graebe and Helen Louise Kent Graebe. He was a cabinet maker at Kitchen Kompact in Jeffersonville and a member of the Main Cross Baptist Church in Charlestown.
Survivors include his wife, Dedra Graebe; daughters, Stephanie Taylor (Clayton) of Marysville, Shannon Ottersbach (Richard) of Otisco; brother, Wilson Graebe, Jr. (Jennie) of Charlestown; grandchildren, Haleigh, Grant and Lincoln.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patsy Graebe.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11am at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial to follow in Hibernia Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 pm and after 9 am Wednesday.


MACK NICHOLS, JR., 84, Scottsburg, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
He was born on June 7, 1932 in Kyles Ford, Tennesse, the son of the late Mack Henry and Kate Alice (Chandler) Nichols. He was a retired employee for the old Arvin Industries in Seymour and also a retired farmer. He was a member of Zoah Christian Church in Scottsburg. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and lived most of his life in Scott County. He graduated from Scottsburg High School, Class of 1952, a member of the Moose Family Center # 2324, American Legion Post # 234 and the Scott County VFW Post # 6582.
He was married on Sept. 15, 1957 to Gloria Jean (Harper) Nichols, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeff and wife Gina Nichols of Scottsburg; a brother, James and wife Joyce Nichols of Scottsburg; a sister, Joan and husband Morris Taylor of Richmond, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Jay and Juliet Nichols of Scottsburg and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Ganelle Judy Ford, Juanita Wynn, Lorene Armilo and Emma Jean James.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Tuesday and after 10 am Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


JAMES COY, 63, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
He was born in Kokomo on November 4,1953 to Arthur and Alice Coy. James was a retired carpenter and was a member of Carr Township Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha Coy; sons, Jason (Amanda) Fields, Eric Fields, and Wesley Coy, daughters, Shilo Coy, Amy (Ronnie) King, Crystal (Wes) Henry, Erica (Terry) Turner, brothers Richard (Teresa) Coy and Randy Myers, sister Cheryl Carter, and 21 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Miller Cemetery in Borden, Indiana. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


ELMER MONROE COSBY, SR., 83, Hanover, died on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
He was born November 24, 1933 in Madison, the son of the late John D. and Freda Loretta Johnson Cosby. He resided most of his life in Jefferson County except for several years he lived and worked in Indianapolis for a steel company. He was raised in the St. Stephens A.M.E. Church in Hanover.
He will be missed by his sisters, Wanda Lacey of Hanover, Davidteen Watson of Hanover; his brothers, Clarence Cosby and his wife, Linda of Washington, D.C., David Eugene Cosby of Hanover, Donald Cosby of Indianapolis, Carlton Cosby and his wife, Kim of Deputy; several grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Cosby, died 1985, his mother, Freda Loretta Johnson Cosby, died October 4, 2012, his son, Elmer Monroe Cosby, Jr. died 2007, his brothers, Herbert Cosby and Lawrence Johnson.
Friends may call Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. Officiated by, David Cosby and Rev. Reid at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elmer Cosby Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison.


ROBERT "BOB" IRVIN MCMAHAN, 91, North Vernon, formerly of Madison died on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Emergency Room of St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.
He was born July 27, 1925 in Madison. He was the son of the late Irvin King and Estella C. Peck McMahan. He resided nearly all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. On September 17, 1950 he was inducted into the United States Army and served as a private during the Korean War Era and was honorably discharged on February 5, 1951. He had worked for various farmers, on the riverboat and in construction for Lloyd Mason. He retired from the Madison State Hospital in 1990 with 26 years of service. He remained active in the church as well as assisting others in need. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church and the Commiskey Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Jenkins Barnes McMahan of North Vernon; his daughter, Jamie Davis and her husband, Will of Madison; his chosen daughter, Linda Schroeder and her husband, Bill of Salem; his granddaughter, April Michele Besse and her husband, Tom; his great-grandson, Ethan Besse; his step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Kelley and her children, Dashawn and Trace; his step-daughters, Sheryl Hawkins and Carol Jean Hadley and her husband, Tim of North Vernon; 6 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild; his brother, Richard McMahan and his companion, Martha of Carrollton, Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ramona Richmond McMahan; his daughter, Kelley McMahan, died December 1, 1982; his second wife, Leona C. Monroe Warren McMahan; his sisters, Bettie Ruth McMahan, Mary Jo McMahan, Jean McMahan Lacewell; his brothers, Charles, Fred, Jim, Ken, and Thomas Lee McMahan.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Paul Limato, Bro. George Reece at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison, Indiana. Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison. A final salute will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with full military honors to follow at the graveside at Fairmount Cemetery by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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