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Obituaries March 15, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

GAYLA SUE PEACH, 61
RUBY WHITLATCH, 91
CARL MELVIN FURNISH, 87
ELSIE CATHERINE (STEERSTEDTER) JACOBI, 103
REBECCA S. TAYLOR, 82
PATRICK THOMAS “PAT” PHILLIPS, 70
CHARLES CAUDILL, 83
JAMES EDWARD "MO" LOGSDON, 62
JAMES DALE KLEOPFER, SR., 93
JEANNE MARIE VAN BREE, 74
CARL LYNN JENT, 54
THOMAS LANDRUM BURCHETT, 92
RENETTA SEBASTIAN, 80
MARILYN K. (KELLY) SHARP, 72
ELBERT H. COLLINS, JR., 89
MARI BETH SHERMAN-BLACKWELL, 48
JEREMY MICHAEL VEST, 29
JAMES W. CLINE, 92
MARGARET J. (DAVISSON) BAKER, 90
ERICK LEE AUSTIN, 32
TRAVIS PAUL GRANT, 22
HAROLD “REGGIE” EWING, 59
TERRY LEE TOBY, 74
CONNIE SUE GODBEY, 75
NANCY L. SCHOCKE, 80
ELSIE L. REYNOLDS, 92
DELLA SARAH CROTTY
DONALD K. FERREE, 83
LORENE ELIZABETH JOHNSON, 90
WILLIAM AUGUST "BILL" AHLBORN, SR., 36
CAROLYN (GIBSON) DALTON, 73
JESSIE RICE, 66
SHIRLEY MAY POTTS, 72
LINDA LOUISE VANOVER, 64
OPAL JOYCE (MAHURON) BASEDEN, 83
Christopher "Chris" Timothy Caudill, 36


GAYLA SUE PEACH, 61, Charlestown, died Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville.
She was born on April 4, 1955 in Jeffersonville, to Alfred and Lena Hardin Dillard.
Survivors include her daughter, Sabrina Smith of Louisville; sister, Faye Bowyer of Charlestown; brother, James Dillard of North Carolina; grandchildren, Justin Smith, Christian Smith, and Nathan Smith all of Louisville.
Family has chosen cremation. No services scheduled at this time. Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is handling arrangements.


RUBY WHITLATCH, 91, Lexington died March 1, 2017, in Scottsburg.
She was born April 17, 1925, in Hyden KY, the daughter of Boone Mosley and Edith Sizemore Mosley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church.
She was precededin death by her parents and both her husbands, John Asher and Earl Whitlatch.
Survivors include her sons, Wallace Asher (Brenda), Little York, Keith Asher, (Cindy), Redding CA; a daughter, Sharon Asher Janson (Jim), Otisco; a brother, Eddie Mosley, Florida and a grandchild, Corina Booth (Michael).
Services and visitation were private. Burial took place in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department in names of Earl & Ruby Whitlatch, c/o Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg.
To leave a message for the family visit www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


CARL MELVIN FURNISH, 87, Madison, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born January 22, 1930 in Madison, the son of the late Dennis F. and Jane Carson Furnish. He graduated from the old Central High School on Ryker's Ridge in 1948 and lived all of his life in Jefferson county. He worked at the Indiana Kentucky Electric Company from 1957 to 1991, where he retired as a supervisor after 34 years. He was a Sunday School Superintendent at the Wirt Baptist Church before moving to First Baptist Church in Madison in 1981 where he served as a Deacon.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol Sue Roberts and her husband Holly of Madison, Linda McCollum and her husband John "J.W." of Chesapeake, Virginia; his son, Mark Allan Furnish and his wife, Vivian of Bloomington; his grandchildren, Justin, Ashley and Emily Roberts; Moriah McCollum Huang, Zachary McCollum and Lianna McCollum; his sisters-in-law, Letha Long and Phyllis Smith both of Hanover, Ruby Taylor Wehner of Lexington; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harlan and Polly Wehner of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis F. Furnish, died April 20, 1970; his mother, Jane Carson Furnish, died November 6, 1957; his brothers, Dennis "Randy" Furnish, died in 2003 and David Carson Furnish, died December 5, 2015 and his beloved wife, Aneta C. Wehner Furnish, died January 14, 2017.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., by the Rev. Randy Crutchfield at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine Street in downtown Madison. Interment will follow in the Bayless Cemetery in Madison. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the First Baptist Church, 416 Vine Street in downtown Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or Gideons International Memorial Bible Plan. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.


ELSIE CATHERINE (STEERSTEDTER) JACOBI, 103, Palmyra, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was born August 24, 1913 in Depauw, to Andrew and Ella Thevenot Steerstedter. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church of Bradford. She was a housewife.
Survivors include her children, Phil (Kathleen) Jacobi, Carol (Bill) Ness, Elaine Jacobi & Jean Hess; sister, Rosalie Colson, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry M. Jacobi; her parents, Andrew & Ella Thevenot Steerstedter; daughter, Ann Janet Jacobi; siblings, Bonnie Jean Holzheimer, Geneva Durham, Pauline Churchill, Lawrence Steerstedter, Hildegard Thompson, and infant Charles Steerstedter.
Funeral service will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017. Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra and on Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bradford from 9 a.m. until time of the service. Burial to follow in St Michael Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 11400 Farmers Lane NE, Greenville, IN 47124.


REBECCA S. TAYLOR, 82, Scottsburg, died March 6, 2017 in Scottsburg.
She was born April 9, 1934 in Manchester, Clay County, KY, the daughter of Charles Napier and Cassie Ball Napier. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert “Jack” Taylor; son-in-law, Buckie Deaton; brothers, Cody Napier, Everitt Napier, Robert Napier; sisters Marge Campton & twin Betty Darlington.
She is survived by her son, George Taylor (Evelyn); daughters, Martha Deaton and Jackie Wimsatt (James); sisters, Bertie Ryker, Dorothy Taylor, Thelma Fleenor; grandchildren, Angela Wilkerson (Mark), George Taylor (Crystal), Sarah Helton (Eric), Trinity Wimsatt, James Deaton, Rebecca Lucas (Allan) and Cody Deaton; great-grandchildren, Kayla Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Carly Helton, Cadee Helton, Elizabeth Wimsatt, Veronica Wimsatt, Mary Wimsatt, Allan Lucas,Jr. and Destiny Lucas; great-great-grandchildren, Vincent Walls, Olivia Jennings, Loren Jennings and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 AM until 1 PM Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzhiemer Association c/o: Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N 1st St., Scottsburg, 47170.
On-line condolences may be left at www.stewart-hoaglandfuneralhome.com.


PATRICK THOMAS “PAT” PHILLIPS, 70, Henryville, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home, with his wife by his side.
Born September 29, 1946, in White Mills, KY, he was the son of Russell and Effie (Miller) Phillips, who both preceded him in death. On February 14, 1969, he married Carolyn (Wernert) Phillips who survives in Henryville. He was a 1965 PRP High School graduate. He proudly served as a Vietnam Veteran in the United States Navy and retired from Ford Motor Kentucky Truck Plant in 2000. He was a member of St. Frances Catholic Church in Henryville, Moose Lodge in Sebring, FL, and American Legion in Sellersburg.
He is also survived by his three children, Chris (Annette) Phillips of Henryville, Julie (Ron Winekoff) Cissell of Taylorsville, KY, and Josh (Heather) Phillips of Sellersburg; four grandchildren, Dylan Cissell, Shane Phillips and Austin Phillips, all of Henryville, and Ethan Phillips of Sellersburg; two sisters, Betty Maloney of Clarksville and Ann (Carroll) Goodman of PRP, KY, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by an infant brother.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 AM on Friday, March 10, 2017 by Father Troy Overton. Friends may visit from noon until 8 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 and after 9 AM on Friday, all at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hero Reward in Corydon, IN or Crusade for Children 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.


CHARLES CAUDILL, 83, Borden, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born on March 27, 1933 to John and Mae (Enfusse) Caudill in Whitesburg, KY. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a retired steel fitter for Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sons, Anthony Keith, and Charles Caudill, Jr.; granddaughter, Naomi Caudill; brothers, and sisters.
Survivors include his wife the former Della Keith of Borden; son, John B. Caudill (Terri) of Adairsville, GA; brothers, Larry Caudill of Clarksville, and Ed Neal Caudill of Clarksville; sister, Rosie Joseph of Benton, KY; nephew, Randy Caudill of Benton, KY; grandchildren, John Caudill II, Thomas Caudill, A.J. Keith, James Keith, Charlie Keith, and Thomas Durbin; many other nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in Willey’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 11am on Thursday.
Online Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com .


JAMES EDWARD "MO" LOGSDON, 62, Madison, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Water's of Clifty Falls in Madison.
He was born December 9, 1954 in Madison, the son of the late Francis and Marjorie Anderson Logsdon. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there. He was inducted into the United States Army in 1972. He served as a private in the 101st Airborne and was honorably discharged in 1974. He was employed with Koehler Tire Company and retired after 21 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Janet Lynn Evans Logsdon of Dupont; his companion of 30 years, Patricia Rose of Madison; his sons, James Logsdon and his wife, Jamie of Madison, Michael Logsdon of Branchville; his daughter, Sarah Logsdon and her companion, Brian Montgomery of Madison; his grandchildren, Christopher, Samantha, Sheridan, Riley, Collin, and Madison Lynn; his brothers, Frank Logsdon and his wife, Amanda of Bedford, Kentucky, John Logsdon and his wife, Vickey of Carrollton, Kentucky; his sisters, Regina Powell of Deputy, Anna Logsdon and her husband, Ed Douglas of New Albany, Mary Ritchie of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Logsdon, his mother, Marjorie Anderson Logsdon, and his daughter, Amy Logsdon, died 1981.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Bro. Dan Corbin at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree in Drive Madison. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Paynesville. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
A final salute will be conducted on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Home with full military honors to follow at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Logsdon Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.


JAMES DALE KLEOPFER, SR., 93, died March 3, 2017 in Paola, Kansas.
He was born on August 27, 1923 in Jefferson County, to Elmer and Ethel Craigmyle Kleopfer. His family moved to a farm near Lexington, Scott County, around 1934. He married Earlene Milles on January 4, 1942 and they had three sons, Jim, Robert, and Gary. He enlisted in the Army Air Force after he graduated from high school. He served our nation during World War II and received six bronze stars for the Battle of Normandy, the Northern France Campaign, the Rhineland Campaign, the Central Europe Campaign, the Ardennes Offensive, and the Air Offensive Europe. After he operated a farm just outside of Lexington, and they later had a feed store in Lexington. After their family was raised they moved to Florida where Earlene worked at a bank and he worked as a fisherman in St. Petersburg. They next retired to Slidell, Louisiana before moving to Lawrence, Kansas in 2001.
Surviving are his wife of 75 years, Earlene Milles Kleopfer; his sons, Jim of Lexington, Robert and wife Cindy of Paola, and Gary and wife Anita of Tucson, Arizona; brothers, John of Lexington and Louis of Hanover; grandchildren, Robin Grant of Fulton, Maryland, Jennifer Wiley of Parkville, Missouri, and Angie Rupp of Tucson; great-grandchildren, Nick, Regan, Sydney, and Ty Grant, Jacob and Grace Anne Wiley, and Emma Rupp.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Reggie and Kenneth Kleopfer.
A memorial service will be held in Lexington at a later time.


JEANNE MARIE VAN BREE, 74, died Monday, March 6, 2017.
She was born on February 18, 1943 in Chicago, IL, to Thomas and Dorothy Clarke and adopted by George and Ethel Miller. She was a music director for St. Mary of New Albany, and sang in the Latin choir at St. Martin of Tours in Louisville.
Survivors include her siblings, Tom (Cathy) Clarke, Jacque (Bill) Maxwell, John (Deb) Bullock, and brother-in-law, Keith Logan; children, Frank (Regina) Van Bree, Mike Van Bree, Bill Van Bree, Barb (Chris) Rainbolt, Anne (Dan) Cristiani, Julie (Bob) Book, Mary (Greg) Groher, Michelle (Doug) Harkness, Joe (Candice) Van Bree, Ken (Andrea) Van Bree, and 38 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her birth parents, Thomas and Dorothy Clarke, adopted parents, George and Ethel Miller; siblings, Janet (Skip) Rogers and Judy Logan, and two grandchildren, April and Joel Van Bree.
Funeral service will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Love Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 11, 2017at St. Michael Catholic Church from 9:00a.m. until time of service. Burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Bradford.
In lieu of flowers, it is Jeanne’s wish that you consider a memorial donation to causes that were very important to her: UrbanFUTURE, 2823 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103; Little Way Pregnancy Resource Ctr., 515 West Oak St., Louisville, KY 40203


CARL LYNN JENT, 54, Salem, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his residence.
He was born May 28, 1962 in Scottsburg and was the son of the late Carl Jent and Carol (Nay) Henley.
Survivors include his sisters, Glenda (Butch) Robinson, Crothersville and Linda (Ronnie) Baker, Austin.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Steve Herald officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


THOMAS LANDRUM BURCHETT, 92, Charlestown, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home.
He was born on September 1, 1924 in Paintsville, KY. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII, a retired maintenance worker for Rohm & Haas Chemical in Louisville, member of the VFW Post 1427, Blazing Star Masonic Lodge #226, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Charlestown.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Louise Burchett.
Survivors include his wife the former Doris Lewis of Charlestown; daughter, Brenda Woods (Bill) of Sellersburg; son, Gary Burchett of Charlestown; step-daughters, Donna Garvin of Mt. Vernon, KY, and Shannon Parker (Jerrod) of Charlestown; grandchildren, Wayne Woods, Matt Burchett, Sarah Adel, Kim Burchett, Christopher Garvin, Shane Vest, Brandon Garvin, Seth Parker, Jacob Parker, Jeb Parker, Josh Sexton, and Danielle Sexton; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Sunday from 12-7 pm, and after 9 am on Monday. Masonic services will be held at 5:30 pm on Sunday.
Expressions of sympathy to the First Baptist Church and Adaptive Hospice.
Online Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


RENETTA SEBASTIAN, 80, Austin, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
She was born on March 11, 1936 in Saul, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Farmer and Lillie (Couch) Napier. She was a retired lab technician for Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, where she worked for 32 years before retiring in 1994 and attended the Safe Harbor Christian Church in Memphis. She graduated from a Floral & Arts Design School and enjoyed working with and creating flower arrangements. She also was in a Christian singing group called the Singing Christian Echoes, that performed at numerous venues around Southern Indiana.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers, Murphy, Everitt, David, Trolley, Dennis, Rolley, Willie, George and Fred Napier and three sisters, Versie Napier Barrett, Verdie Adams and Felda Turner.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Rash Sebastian, Sr.; a son, Rash Sebastian, Jr. (Sharon) in Austin; a daughter, Gayle Michelle Sebastian of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; a brother, Clarence Napier (Veredies) of Powell, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Michael Sebastian, Amy Lamar (Martin), Travis Babbs (Melissa), Misty Barnes (Phil) and Lance Draper (Lindsay) and 10 great-grandchildren, Molly, Alek, Brayden, Casen, Corbin, Ava, Reese, Mitchel, Noah and Ashlynn.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Friday, March 10, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor T. C. Baker, officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday and after 10 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MARILYN K. (KELLY) SHARP, 72, died Monday March 6, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born December 26, 1944 in Que Gardens, New York to the late Patrick C. and Charlotte J. (DeWinkler) Kelly. She was formerly employed at the old Robinson Nugent Co. and retired in 1996 from Floyd Memorial Hospital. She was a member of New Born Full Gospel church.
Survivors include her husband, Larry L. Sharp and five children, Patrick L. Sharp (Jackie), Larry E. Sharp (Melissa), Eric W. Sharp, Charlotte L. Jones (Walter) and Melissa L. Barger (Lee); 11 grandchildren, Zack, Chris, Chloe, Jordan, Cody, Briana, Alisha, Elijah, Nick, Annie and Kelly and three great-grandchldren, Chelsea, Jaden and Jeffery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 pm Friday March 10th, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Her Funeral Service will be 10 am Saturday March 11th, at the Kraft Funeral Service Charlestown Rd. Chapel with entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com


ELBERT H. COLLINS, JR., 89, Charlestown, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his home.
He was born on March 16, 1927 to Elbert and Viva (Wells) Collins in Pennington Gap, VA. He is a Navy Veteran of WWII, a retired employee of Ford Motor Company in Louisville, where he worked for over 30 years in quality control.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gladys B. Collins; brothers, Clarence, Bernard, Bill and Gene.
Survivors include his daughters, Patty Shrebtienko (David) of Sellersburg and Teresa Wimsatt (Tony) of Charlestown; grandchildren, Trace, Jimmy, Brian and Missi; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Zachary, Alana and Isabel.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with entombment in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday from 6-8 pm, and after 12 pm on Friday.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society or Kindred Hospice.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARI BETH SHERMAN-BLACKWELL, 48, Charlestown, died March 7, 2017 at Baptist Health in Louisville.
She was born on January 23, 1969 to Tyra Johnson and adopted by G.I. and Edith Sherman. Mari Beth worked at Clarcor Air Filtration Products as a customer service representative. She attended North Charlestown Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, G.I. and Edith Sherman, and brother Ronnie Kemple.
She is survived by her fiancé, Marvin Sweat; children, Cara, Courtney, and Cameron Blackwell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jaxson and Jettson Devinney, Sydney Shaw, and Aiden Sweat; siblings, Sheri and Michael Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 11,2017 at 1 pm at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be Saturday from 10am-1pm and funeral will immediately follow.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JEREMY MICHAEL VEST, 29, Lexington, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his residence.
He was born February 18, 1988 in Scottsburg. He was an Mechanical Engineer.
Survivors include his mother, Marcia Vest, Lexington; father, John H. Vest, Blocher; his girlfriend, Rachel Tanner; sisters, Jacquelyn Vest, Lexington, Crystal (Terry) Trinkle, Madison and Angela Fairfield, Lafayette; brother-in-Law, Larry Fairfield, Thorntown; aunts, Frances (Ralph) Peacock, Paris Crossing, Rachel (Dennis) Morris, New Washington, Yvonne Meadows, Austin and Debbie (Terry) Lotich, New Washington and an uncle, David D. Smith, New Washington.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Colin I. Vest; grandparents,Gene H. Vest, Earl "Smitty" Smith, Dorothy Ellen Smith, uncle, Ronnie Smith, and an aunt, Barbara Lewis.
Funeral Service will be at 5 pm Monday, March 13, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Douglas Smith & Rev. Joel Barrett officiating with cremation to follow. Visitation will be 2-5 pm Monday at Buchanan Funeral Home.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JAMES W. CLINE, 92, Scottsburg, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus.
He was born on April 10, 1924 in Lyons, Indiana, the son of the late Daniel W. and Bonnie B. (Haywood) Cline. He was a retired maintenance mechanic for the old Public Service Indiana in New Albany, where he worked for 40 years. He served in WW II as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Scottsburg United Methodist Church, the Switz City Lodge # 676 F & AM, International Wood Carvers Association and the Falls City Wood Carvers Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dannie L. Cline on July 15, 1992.
Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Ruth (Page) Cline; a son, John M. Cline and his wife Vickie of New Albany; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral Service will be at 2 PM on Sunday at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Scottsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 pm Sunday at Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


MARGARET J. (DAVISSON) BAKER, 90, Franklin, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.
She was born September 3, 1926 in Shelby County, to Frank and Mabel (Barber) Davisson. She was a 1944 graduate of Scottsburg High School. She had been a commercial loan officer for Franklin Bank and Trust for twenty five years retiring in 1989. She later volunteered at Franklin Memorial Christian Church. She was a member of Victory Christian Church in Franklin and a former charter member of Whiteland Christian Church.
Survivors include her two daughters Claudia D. Clarkson (Joe) of Phoenix, AZ. and Christina Reguli (Dennis) of Nashville, TN.; a granddaughter Jessica Reguli (Roderick Trestrail) of Nashville, TN., a brother Ted Davisson (Norma) of Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Baker, and two brothers Elmer Davisson and Bradford Davisson.
The Reverend Larry McAdams will conduct a service on Monday at 2 PM at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin. Friends may call Monday from 1PM till service time at the mortuary. A graveside service be be conducted at 2 PM Tuesday at Scottsburg Cemetery in Scottsburg.
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Christian Chapel 6828 West State Road 44 Morgantown, Indiana 46160.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.


ERICK LEE AUSTIN, 32, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in North Vernon.
He was born January 29, 1985 in Madison the son of Edward L. and Annette J. Gessler Austin. He resided most of his life in Scott County and attended school. He resided the past seven years in Jennings County.
He is survived by his parents, Edward L. and Annettte J. Gessler Austin of Scottsburg; his sister, Jodi Austin of Scottsburg; his paternal grandmother, Cathy Austin of Madison; his aunts, Becky Ann Lucas, Susan Hauser, Lora Rice, Sharon Grigsby, and Debbie Gessler; his great-uncle, Bill Austin; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Edward Austin, Sr., his maternal grandfather, Roland Gessler and his maternal grandmother, Barbara Gessler.
Friends may call Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor's Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.


TRAVIS PAUL GRANT, 22, Scottsburg, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on October 8, 1994 in Jeffersonville. He enjoyed all sports especially golf, baseball, basketball and football. He especially liked the Buffalo Bills and the Indiana Pacers.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Alice Hall and great-grandparents, Corte and Iva Grant.
Survivors include his daughter, Zylie Grant of Austin; his parents, Kevin and Lora Hall of Scottsburg; three sisters, Sarah Hall of Scottsburg, April (Chris) Avis of New Salisbury and Marija (Michael) Zink of Corydon; a brother, Isaac Hall of Scottsburg; his grandparents, Bruce and Priscilla Grant and Grant Hall all of Scottsburg; several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service will be at 11 am Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Jackson, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at Collins Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to benefit his daughter c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


HAROLD “REGGIE” EWING, 59, Salem, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born September 14, 1957 in Salem the son of Elzie R. and Patricia L. Harlen Ewing. He was an employee of GKN.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Hall Ewing. They were married July 3, 2000. He is also survived by a son, Reggie Lee Ewing of Salem; two daughters, Cassandra Dee Ann Ewing Tatlock of Crothersville and Elizabeth Ewing of Salem; two step-sons, Carl and Steven Bevers both of Seymour; a brother, Randy Ewing of Salem; two sisters, Cathy Pumphrey and Carasena Shields both of Salem, an uncle, Willie Harlen of Salem, 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8PM and Monday from 9AM-time of services.


TERRY LEE TOBY, 74, Greenville, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at home in Greenville.
He was born on December 1, 1942, to Alva and Ethel (Shoupe) Toby in Evarts, Kentucky. He married Lois Ann Johnson on January 1, 1967. They have celebrated 50 years of marriage. He retired from the Sonoco plant in New Albany, as an electrician and a maintenance man. He also worked for CSX Railroad. He was an Air Force veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of The Church of God in Sellersburg.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Ann (Johnson) Toby; four brothers, Donald Toby (Thelma) of Benton, KY, Rondal Toby (Nancy) of Louisville, Dennis Toby (Sharon) of Jeffersonville and Phillip Toby (Jeanne) of Maryland.
He is preceded in death by his parents Alva Toby and Ethel (Shoupe) Toby; three brothers, Kenneth Toby, Raymond Toby, and Thomas Toby; and one sister, Jacquelyn Toby.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Love Funeral Home with burial in Palmyra Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Church of God, 336 West Utica Street, Sellersburg, IN 47172.


CONNIE SUE GODBEY, 75, Livonia, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born February 16, 1942 in Salem the daughter of Harold Cletus Patton and Alice Marie Tincher Patton Johnson. She was a former employee of Brittany Furniture in Paoli.
She is survived by a son, Glenn Godbey of Livonia; a daughter, Kathy May Godbey of Livonia; five brothers and three sisters; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Marie Perry; two brothers, a grandchild and her parents.
Cremation was chosen and private burial will be held later at Livonia Cemetery.


NANCY L. SCHOCKE, 80, Salem, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Salem Crossing.
Born February 24, 1937 in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Clabe Graves Sr. and Allie (Dean) Graves. She retired in 2002 from the old Helsel Metallurgical Inc., was a member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1956 graduate of Salem High School.
She married June 8, 1956 to Richard L. Schocke, who preceded her in death April 2, 2015.
Survivors include two sons, Mark R. Schocke and Michael W. Schocke; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Gail Schocke; five brothers and four sisters.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Friday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday and after 9 am on Friday. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 4th Floor Louisville, Kentucky, 40205.


ELSIE L. REYNOLDS, 92, Crothersville, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her home.
Born July 14, 1924 in Scott County, she was the daughter of Damon and Delia (Payne) Boyd. On August 4, 1945, she married Earl E. Reynolds who died December 11, 1968. She was of Baptist faith, a member of Crothersville VFW Ladies Aux. She worked at the former U.S. Shoe Factory in Crothersville and retired from Cummins Engine Company.
Survivors include two sons, Glen (Marsha) Reynolds and Danny (Debbie) Reynolds, all of Crothersville; two daughters, Janie (Dick) Cornett of Crothersville and Patty Jo Robinson of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren, Stacy (Mellany) Solsberry, Brandon (Terri) Robinson, Ben (Stephanie) Robinson, Lynn (Jim) Murphy, Nikki (Chris) Parker, Glenna (Kyle) Newberry, Brionna (Joe) Reynolds-Estes, Tiffany (Chris Mains) Reynolds, Tyson (Lori) Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, and Chad Reynolds, 24 great-grandchildren, Danna Solsberry, Regina Jan Kura, Amy Johnson, Brittany (Austin) Leiser, Riley Robinson, Nate Robinson, Kate Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Jessica Kellermeier, Ryan Murphy, Ashley Murphy, London Newberry, Aspen Newberry, Reece Newberry, Hayden Pilgrim, Braylen Cantwell, Abbi Cantwell, Alexa Parker, Gavin Parker, Shea Reynolds, Kilie Reynolds, Jackie Reynolds, Corey Reynolds, and Josh Reynolds, 20 great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Arnold "Bud" Boyd of Vienna, Johnny (Ann) Boyd of Seymour and Jack Boyd of Sellersburg; one sister, Barbara (Clyde) Keller of Scottsburg and one daughter-in-law, Rusty Reynolds of Crothersville.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Gerald Reynolds; son-in-law, Pastor Don Robinson; two brothers, Robert Boyd and Zon Boyd; three sisters, Carrie Harmon, Grace Peacock, and Dale Rich.
Her grandson, Pastor Ben Robinson, will conduct funeral services at 11 AM on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery. Friends may visit after 9 AM on Monday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial donations can be given to American Cancer Society c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, 47229.
Online condolences can be given at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


DELLA SARAH CROTTY, was born October 17, 1929 in Loveland, Ohio.
She was the daughter of Timothy Crotty and Della Adkins Crotty. She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant brother, her sister, Mary Newlon; her nephew, Jerry Newlon; and her husband, Rudolph Charles Schmidt. She and Rudy were married in 1953 and were married for over 29 years. Together they owned and operated Rudy’s Sohio Service Station in Miamiville, Ohio. She was a member of the Miamiville Volunteer Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary and volunteered as an EMT for the Miamiville Life Squad. She was also a member of the Ladies’ Aid of the Miamiville Methodist Church.
In 1985, Della and her mother moved to Salem, to be closer to family. She became a member of the Salem Church of Christ and as one of her ministries enjoyed collecting toys for the children who visited the Washington County St. Vincent Hospital. She worked as an employee of DanMar Pharmacy for 10 years.
She was a member of the Washington County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Women’s Evening Study Club, and the Purdue Extension Southside Homemaker’s Club. One of her favorite charities was the Eastern Kentucky Christian Appalachian Project. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged to the Salem (High Street) Church of Christ or the charity or church of your choosing.
In 2007, she married James H. Young.
She is survived by her husband; her two nieces, Belinda S. Denny (Paul) of Sellersburg and Teresa A. Newlon Draper (Cooper) of Venice, FL; and her nephew’s wife, Charlotte Newlon of Salem.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 PM and Tuesday from 9 AM until time of service.


DONALD K. FERREE, 83, Salem, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd.
Born April 4, 1933 in Livonia, he was the son of the late John W. and Ethel A. (Stepp) Ferree. He was an employee of the old ICM Krebsoge Inc. of Salem for 39 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Freedom Cafe Church in Paoli, the Salem Lions Club, served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army, had been a life resident of Washington County and was a 1951 Graduate of the old Hardinsburg High School.
He married Dec. 24, 1952 to Marjorie E. (Patton) Ferree, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Steven R. (Deborah) Ferree, Zanesville, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia A. (Bob) Walker, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, William, George, Charles and Robert Ferree and one sister, Mary Weir.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Tuesday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Monday and after 9 am Tuesday. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Freedom Cafe Church 308 South Oak Street Paoli, Indiana 47454.


LORENE ELIZABETH JOHNSON, 90, Otisco, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd.
She was born on November 23, 1926 to Leonard and Opha (Shoemaker) Booth in Powell Co., KY. She was a retired cafeteria worker for Greater Clark County Schools, member of the Red River Gorge Historical Society, and North Charlestown Church of God.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.T. Johnson; daughter, Sheila Johnson; grandson, Christopher Johnson.
Survivors include her sons, David Johnson of Charlestown and Steve Johnson, Sr. and his wife Delana (Susie) of Clay City, KY; daughters, Phyllis Rosebrock and her husband Ray of New Washington, Charlotte Wiley of Charlestown and Lisa Clapp and her husband Mike of Marysville; brothers, Norval Booth of Winchester, KY, Sherman Booth of Clay City, KY, Wayne Booth, of Clay City, KY, and Shelby Booth of Clay City, KY; sisters, Joyce Epperson of Stanton, KY, and Alene Logan of Taswell, TN; grandchildren, Melissa Stewart (Brian), Amy Rosebrock, Amanda Burns (Jason), Steve Johnson, Jr., Chris LaRusso, Jonathan Wiley, Travis Clapp (Brittany), and Joshua Johnson; 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial to follow in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Monday from 3-8 pm, and after 9am on Tuesday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


WILLIAM AUGUST "BILL" AHLBORN, SR., 36, Clarksville, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on April 12, 1980 in Delaware, Ohio. He graduated from Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1998 and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked as a self-employed residential and commercial contractor for At Your Service Remodeling and was a member of the One Community Church both in Clarksville.
Survivors include his Fiancé, Amanda Alexander of Clarksville; a daughter, Sophia R. Ahlborn of Scottsburg; a son, William August "Liam" Ahlborn, Jr. of Clarksville; two step-daughters, Hope Michelle Allen and Daici Fae Alexander both of Clarksville; his mother, Lisa L. Hayes (Emzy Thornsberry, Sr. ) of Scottsburg; a sister, Trish Sandlin (Derrick) of Scottsburg; a step-sister, Beth Hounshell of Austin; his grandparents, Perry Lynn and Patricia Hayes of Scottsburg; his aunt, Tina Konkler (John) of Scottsburg; two nieces, Shelby Sandlin and Emily Keller and also in-laws, Glenda and Terry Prewitt, Tyler Heat and Jean Dorman.
Funeral Service was Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with cremation requested following his services.
Memorials may be sent to his family c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


CAROLYN (GIBSON) DALTON, 73, Palmyra, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was born April 20, 1943, in Greenville, to Rube “Doodle” Lee and Mary Ann (Roberts) Gibson. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist of Georgetown.
Survivors include her children, Barry Lee Mousty, Pekin, Sheila Gayle Gahimer (Todd), Summerville, SC, Steven Gene Dalton, Crandall, Kristen Lynn Thomas (Jeff), Bronston, KY; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Ruby Andrews, Sharon Arnold, Kenny Gibson, Janet Alton, Pauline Mills, Kathy Luce, and Dwayne Gibson.
She is preceded in death by her parents Rube “Doodle” Lee and Mary Ann (Roberts) Gibson.
Funeral Service will be held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, IN at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home and on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of the services. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.


JESSIE RICE, 66, Lawrenceburg, died Sunday, March 5, 2017.
She was born March 25, 1950 in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Wilson and Jessie Rice.
She is survived by her son, Timothy Wayne Southwood and her four sisters, Betsy King, Reba Harbeson, Katherine Adams and Lilly Wynn.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wilson Rice, mother, Jessie Rice.
Services will be at the convenience of family.


SHIRLEY MAY POTTS, 72, Borden, died Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on July 15, 1944 in San Diego, California to the late James and Francis Sharp. She was a member of the Sojourn Community Church in New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Sharp and her grandmother Muir Ferguson.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dean Potts of Borden, her son Kevin (Cindy) Potts of New Albany; her daughter Michelle (Darren) DeHate of Sellersburg; her grandsons, Tyler (Amy) DeHate, Trent (Andrea Wright) DeHate, Hunter Potts and her granddaughter Kelsey Potts.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Borden. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. and from 10A.M. until the time of service on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (424 E. 92nd Street New York, NY 10128-6804).
Online condolences can be made at www.garrfuneralservices.com.


LINDA LOUISE VANOVER, 64, Austin, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at her residence.
She was born June 3, 1952 in Grayson Co. Kentucky, the daughter of the late Everett Everage and Lillian (Carroll) Smith, who survives in Austin.
She was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church in Blocher.
Survivors include her fiance, Michael H. Steele of Austin; daughters, Deana (Rich) Ramsey of Omaha, Nebraska, Christy (Donnie) Abbott of Madison; son, John Daniel (Brittany) Vanover of Jeffersonville; brothers, Wayne (Joy) Everage of Salem, Ronnie (Cari) Everage of Austin; sisters, Christine (Ben) Voyles of Salem, Karen (Dean) Johnston of Iron Station, North Carolina, Jenny Everage of Scottsburg; grandchildren, Gabriel Ramsey, Hannah Ramsey, Nehemiah Ramsey, Lydia Ramsey, Phoebe Ramsey, Bret Abbott; stepmother, Dorothy Everage of Salem, as well as the many members of her “adopted” family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Ray Vanover; father, Everett Everage and her step-father, Goodloe Smith.
Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Bobby Kearns and Rich Ramsey officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family for expenses c/o Buchanan Funeral Home Austin, or at https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-linda-vanover.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


OPAL JOYCE (MAHURON) BASEDEN, 83, Salem, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Hosparus Pavilion of Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on August 15, 1933, to Paul Mahuron and Vera E. Hoy in Pekin. She worked at Kimball Manufacturing in Borden. She was a member of Martinsburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Trett (Karen), and Robert Baseden; two daughters, Terri Farler (Arnie), and Cheryl Jenkins; half-sister, Margie Ollis; half-brother, Greg Nicholson; six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul Mahuron and Vera E. Hoy.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Love Funeral Home with burial to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m.


Christopher "Chris" Timothy Caudill, 36, Dupont, died Friday, March 10, 2017, in downtown Madison.
He was born August 30, 1980 in Washington County, the son of Bud and Wanda McIntosh Caudill. He was raised in Jefferson County and attended Madison Consolidated High School receiving his GED. He had worked for U.S. Filter, NVIC in North Vernon and Arvin Sango. He had fought a battle with diabetes and most recently with Kidney disease. He was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Austin.
He is survived by his parents, his daughters, Katlin Elizabeth Caudill of Austin, Emma Grace Caudill of Austin; his son, Elijah Ryan Caudill of Austin; his brothers, George Edward Caudill and his companion, Mylinda Swanson of Shelbyville, Michael Caudill of Dupont, Daniel Caudill of Hanover, Mark Ancie Caudill and his wife, Kristen of Bedford; his adopted brother, Mark Nathaniel Caudill of Dupont; his adopted sister, Cassandra Marie Caudill of Dupont; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his son, Isaiah Luke Caudill, died December 14, 2007, his grandparents, George and Nellie McIntosh and Ed and Laura Caudill.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Pastor Rufford Neace at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the White and Roberts Cemetery near Austin. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m.and Tuesday from 10 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 Chris Caudill Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison

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