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Obituaries March 22, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

CAROLYN A. HACKMAN, 85
SHIRLEY ANN REECE HARDY, 75
ROSEANNA “ROSIE” COOK, 63
CECIL SIPE, 79
GEORGE EDWARD WATERS, 62
PATRICIA LYNN FISHER, 64
RONALD ROY HAVEN, 65
EVA N. EVERSOLE, 74
CELIA ANN COOMER, 74
LESTER E. PERKINSON
VIRGINIA (WYMAN) CARTER, 90
LOWELL W. “TIM” ALLEN, 78
NONA M. MCCLAIN, 72
LONNIE RAY INGRAM, 66
NELLIE WHITE, 57
RALPH THOMAS, 75
JOHN ALLAN POTTS
IRMA MARGARET (FRY) COCHRAN, 75


CAROLYN A. HACKMAN, 85, Brownstown, died Saturday, March 11, 2017.
Born October 20, 1931, in Crothersville, she was the daughter of Homer and Lillie Nehrt. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers. She sang in the church choir for many years. She worked in her younger years at the U.S. Shoe Factory in Crothersville, but spent most of her life as a homemaker and farm wife in Brownstown. She attended Crothersville schools and graduated from Crothersville High School in 1949.
On June 12,1954, she married Orville G. W. Hackman, who preceded her in death.
Other survivors include three sons, Parke (Gina) Hackman, Brownstown; Steven (Debra) Hackman, Brownstown, Matthew Hackman, Columbus; nine grandchildren, Ryan Hackman, Seymour, Kirstie (John) Tiernan, Nashville, Kerry (Matthew) Johnson, Brownstown, Cheyenne (John) Wischmeier, Vienna, VA, Dustin Hackman, Seymour, Jordyn Hackman, Columbus, Haley Hackman, Brownstown, Allyson Hackman, Columbus, Lance Hackman, Columbus; six great-grandchildren Lexi Wischmeier, Ellie Johnson, Dylan Tiernan, Ivey Wischmeier, Eric Johnson, and Norah Tiernan; and one brother John(Clarice) Nehrt of Crothersville.
The Rev. Craig Muhlbach will conduct services at Noon, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sauers, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 pm at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 11 am Thursday at church.
Online condolences may be given to the family at AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


SHIRLEY ANN REECE HARDY, 75, Deputy, died on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Hosparus Inpatient Unit of Norton Pavilion in Louisville.
She was born June 27, 1941 in Scottsburg, the daughter of Nelson Joseph, Sr. and Edna Mae Dickey Reece. She was raised in the Lexington area and was a 1958 graduate of Lexington High School. She was a member of the Weston Baptist Church. She had been a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William Everett Hardy of Deputy; her sons, Mark William Hardy and his wife, Rebecca Jane of North Vernon, Larry Allen Hardy and his companion, Teresa Collins of North Vernon, John Martin Hardy and his wife, Annette of Dupont; her grandchildren, Matthew, Samantha (Ryan), Autumn, Martin, Nelson, Olivia and Aiden and her sister, Joyce Gray of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her father, Nelson Joseph Reece, Sr., her mother, Edna Mae Dickey Reece; her brother, Nelson Joseph Reece, Jr. and her sister, Edna Sue Reece.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Bro. Mike Biggs at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment follow later in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.
Friends may call Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison


ROSEANNA “ROSIE” COOK, 63, Deltona, Florida, died March 4, 2017 in Orange City, Florida.
She was born December 14, 1953 in Mary Allis, Kentucky to Charles B. Willoughby and Ella Morris.
She is survived by her husband Steve Cook; her sons, Leon Cale and Michael Green; her daughter, Tara Napier; her brother, Mike Willoughby of Whiteland; and her sister, Jane Shuler of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 3 PM at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Boulevard, Orange City, Florida 32763.


CECIL SIPE, 79, Deputy, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home in Deputy.
He was born May 28, 1937 in Graham Township near Kent, the son of the late William L. and Glenn Rosa Cook Sipe. He resided all of his life in Jefferson County near Deputy. He was a 1957 graduate of Deputy High School. On August 19, 1955 he was inducted into the United States Army in Madison. He first served as a Radio Telephone Operator and later in Battery C., 524 th FA Battalion. He rose to the rate of Private First Class and was honorably discharged on August 19, 1958. He was first employed at the Charlestown Ammunition Plant for three years, then with Rotary Life in Madison for 11 years, and then he began a career with Cummins Engine Company for he next 17 and a half years. He retired from Cummins in 1987 and helped area farmers after his retirement. He began working at Crop Production Services and drove a truck for them for the next 16 years. He also found time to serve as a Boy Scout leader and coach basketball at Deputy Elementary School.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susie Collins Sipe of Deputy; his son, Kenneth Dale "Kenny" Sipe and his companion, Lois Lewis of Austin; his grandson, Jesse David Sipe of Deputy; his granddaughter, Jordan Devin Sipe Coomer and her husband, Andrew of Sellersburg; his adoring great-granddaughter, Aubry Rose Coomer; his sisters, Dorothy Mousa of Anderson, Betty Hammersley and her husband, Ray of Deputy; his sisters-in-law, Hazel Phillips King of Madison, Gola Stacy of Oxford, Donna Collins of Deputy; his brother-in-law, Hank Collins of Columbus; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, William L. Sipe, died August 10, 1953, his mother, Glenn Rosa "Rose" Cook Sipe, died January 16, 1983, his son, Ricky David Sipe, his brothers, Donald O. Sipe, Stanley O. Sipe, Irvin Leo Sipe, Everett Leroy Sipe, his sisters, Laura Louise Sipe and Marie K. Caron, his brothers-in-law, Elson, Alfred, H.C., Damon, Brack and Kencil Collins, his sisters-in-law, Bonnie Campbell, Virgie Campbell and Oma Smith, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Irven and Artie Feltner Collins.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11 am, and will be conducted by Pastor Stan Carroll and Pastor Jerry Begley at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Collins Family Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. A final salute will be conducted on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre with full military honors to follow at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Collins Family Cemetery or the Alpha Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison.


GEORGE EDWARD WATERS, 62, New Washington, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home in New Washington.
He was born July 29, 1954 in Jefferson County, the son of the late George W. and Alice Berniece Breedlove Waters. He was raised in Jefferson and Clark Counties. He graduated in 1972 from New Washington High School. He was inducted into the United States Navy on September 9, 1972 and rose to the rate of Radioman second class. He served during the Vietnam Era and served aboard the USS Dixon (AS 37) and was honorably discharged on September 9, 1979 from San Diego, California receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed with Anderson Wood Products in Louisville for 34 years. He attended Ivy Tech and received a degree in carpentry and cabinetry and was a Journeyman Carpenter.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Shirley Ann McDaniel Waters of New Washington; his son, Timothy Waters and his wife, Sherry of Elizabeth; his daughter, Chrystal Trosper and her husband Billy of Hanover; his grandchildren, Sierra Nicole Burks (Alex), Dakota Uhl, Hunter Uhl, Makayla Waters, Cody Hutchison, Brianna Trosper and Caleb Trosper; his brother, David A. Waters and his wife, Crystal of New Washington; his mother-in-law, Nancy McDaniel of Charlestown; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Michael L. Henry of Columbus, Mary and Kenny Haley of Jeffersonville, Betty and Richard Layton of Otisco, Pam Clair of Scottsburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Waters, his mother, Alice Berniece Breedlove Waters Hartman, his step father, Charles D. Hartman, his sister, Rosetta D. Waters Henry, died October 7, 2015, and his grandparents, Sug and Goldie Waters and Maurice and George' Breedlove.
A final salute will be conducted on Friday, March 17, 2017, at 11 a.m., by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Full military honors and Interment will be private in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison. Friends may call 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 American Cancer Society. Cards are available at the funeral home.


PATRICIA LYNN FISHER, 64, Salem, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at St. Vincent Salem Hospital.
Born February 16, 1953 in Anderson, the daughter of the late William and Wilma (Jessup) Wolfe. She was an employee of First Insurance Group in Bloomington for 20 years and was a certified Commercial Insurance Counselor. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford and attended the Salem Presbyterian Church. She was a member of P. E. O.
She married August 4, 1973 to Stephen K. Fisher, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan Fisher, Bangkok, Thailand and Benjamin Fisher, Glendale, Arizona and one brother, Gregory Wolfe, Spring Hill, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Wolfe.
Memorial Service will be at 11 am Monday at the Salem Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society C/O Jeanette Nolan 945 North Rush Creek Road Salem, Indiana 47167.


RONALD ROY HAVEN, 65, San Diego, Calif., formerly of Scottsburg, died Friday, March 3, 2017, at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
He was born July 24, 1951, in Scottsburg, to Kenneth Roy and Ruth Loretta Cravens Haven. He was raised in Scottsburg and was a 1970 graduate of Scottsburg High School. He moved to California following graduation. Throughout the years, he was employed with Alta Dena Dairy, Union 76 gas station and AAA Haven Driving School in San Diego, Calif., as well as Aisin in Seymour and Tom’s Food Services of Indiana. He was a member of Little York Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Alicia Haven; four daughters, Alicia B. Haven of San Diego, Calif., Rebecca (T.J.) Sherrer of Sacramento, Calif., Joyce (Martin) Navarez of Brawley, Calif., and Veronica Haven of San Diego, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, all of California; his mother of Scottsburg; eight siblings, Kenneth Wayne Haven of Scottsburg, Arley (Linda) Haven of Evansville, Alberta (Mike) Bullard of Scottsburg, Joyce (Scott) Bowling of Scottsburg, Larry Haven of Scottsburg, Michael (Sheila) Haven of Tunnelton, Loretta Haven of Scottsburg, and Rebecca (Ronald) Bruck of Scottsburg; two uncles, Randall Cravens and Alton Glenn Haven, both of Scottsburg; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died Nov. 6, 2010.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Collins Family Center in Scottsburg, Indiana between 1 and 4 pm.
A memorial service in California will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Rose Creek Cottage in San Diego. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, Calif.
Collins Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


EVA N. EVERSOLE, 74, Austin, died recently at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
Born July 1, 1942 in Busy, KY, she was the daughter Rufus and Ota (Baker) Fugate. On March 25,1960 in Butterfly, KY, she married Isaac J. Eversole, who survives in Austin. She was a member of Chelsea Church of God.
Other survivors include her only child and his wife, Pastor Terry (Anita) Eversole of Austin; two grandchildren, Sean Matthew Eversole and Brooklyn Paige Eversole, both at home; two sisters, Barbara A. (Jerry) Baker and Nella L. (Silas Jr.) Johnson, all of Butterfly, KY.
She was preceded in death by four siblings, baby Lois Fugate, infant Charles Fugate, Amos Fugate and Ada Campbell.
Her son, Pastor Terry Eversole, will conduct funeral services at 2 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Scottsburg, with burial to follow at New Providence Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 4-8 PM and after Noon on Sunday at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Scottsburg.
Memorial donations can be given to Chelsea Church of God c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 138 Westavia Blvd. Scottsburg, IN 47170.
Online condolences can be given at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


CELIA ANN COOMER, 74, Scottsburg, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at her residence with her family by her side.
She was born on May 20, 1942 in Jackson, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Benjamin King and Roxie (Frances) King. She helped start and was a Director for the O.V.O Program in Scottsburg, where she had also been a van driver and head teacher. In addition, she had worked and retired from Travel Matic in Seymour. She graduated from Austin High School, was a member of the Ivy Hill Baptist Church near Underwood.
She was married on September 14, 1960 to Willie Coomer, Sr., who survives.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Donald, and Danny King; a grandson, Nathan Spicer and a daughter in law, Teresa K. (Hickman) Coomer.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Willie Coomer, Jr., Benjamin Ray Coomer and Steven Russell Coomer all of Scottsburg; a daughter, Teresa C. White of Scottsburg; two brothers, Robert Conrad (RC) King and his wife Betsy of North Vernon and Benny Lynn King and his wife Sandy of Austin; a sister, Janet Louise Eurton and her husband Joe of Borden; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Sunday. Cremation is requested following her service with burial at a later date in New Providence Cemetery near Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to her family c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


LESTER E. PERKINSON, died at his home on March 17, 2017.
He was born June 25, 1926, in Lexington, Indiana, the son of Charlie and Daisy LaMaster Perkinson. He married Lillie M. Petty on June 25,1948. They were inseparable for 71 years and married for almost 69 years. He served in the United States Army from 1943-1946 and was a Bronze Star recipient. He retired from Hamilton Cosco and was for many years the treasurer of the Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Meetinghouse.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie; sister, Juanita Owens; sons, Larry (Julie), Gene (Susan), Lester (Kelly); daughters, Linda Perkinson and Lynnette (David) Krueger; grandchildren Charity Bateman, Kara Lay, Michelle (Ben) Rooks, Josh Perkinson, Ben (Katie) Krueger, Amanda Perkinson, Myra (Justin) Sims, Kristina Perkinson, Leland (Shannon) Perkinson, Jr., Hannah Perkinson, Loretta and Renata Mize; great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Graham and Cayden Rooks, Camden, Logan, and Charlie Lay, Max McNeely, Ryleigh and Claire Bateman, Noah Sims, Josh Perkinson, Jr., Vincent, Garrett, Amelia, and Wren Perkinson, and beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Brenda Kay; brothers, Charles, Robert and Claude; a sister, Helen Stoner, and a granddaughter, April Perkinson.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at the Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Meetinghouse, with Pastors Peggy Caldwell and Fred Darling officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the church. Burial will be at the Azalia Friends Cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, through the funeral home.


VIRGINIA (WYMAN) CARTER, 90, Borden, died March 17, 2017 at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest in New Albany.
Born on February 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Emerson C. Wyman and Maggie (Norris) Wyman. She was retired from Kimball's. She was a member of the Borden Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, J. Michael Carter and his wife, Melva of Borden; daughter, Brenda F. Miller and husband David of Greensburg; four grandsons and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse M. Carter.
The funeral service will be at 11 AM Wednesday at the Borden Church of Christ. Viewing will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Borden and Wednesday from 10 AM until time of service at the church. Ray Weatherford will officiate. Burial will be at Martinsburg Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana.
Online expressionsmay be left for the family at www.hughestaylor.ne


LOWELL W. “TIM” ALLEN, 78, Henryville, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
Born August 8, 1938 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Paul W. and Martha Jane (McVey) Allen, who are both deceased. On June 1, 1958 at Henryville United Methodist Church in Henryville, he married Carol (Bridgewater) Allen, who survives in Henryville. He was a 1956 Henryville High School graduate, a 1961 Purdue University graduate where he also earned his Masters degree. He retired after 34 years of teaching at Floyd Central High School and then worked at the U.S. Census Bureau for 10 years as a statistician. He was a member of Henryville United Methodist Church, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Scottsburg # 2324, Scottsburg Order of Eastern Star #107, Past Master of Henryville Masonic Lodge #651, Past President of Tri County Shrine Club and Motor Patrol, and a member of Murat Temple in Indianapolis and Kosair Shrine Center in Louisville.
Other survivors include his children, Timothy Wayne (Patty Elliott) Allen of Stewartsville, NJ and Kara Allen (Tim) Jenne of Louisville; four grandchildren, Caradine Allen and Miles Allen, both of Bradenton, FL, Matthew (Alaina Tobbe) Jenne of Louisville, Madeline Jenne (Sean) Kratchman of Louisville; two great-grandchildren, Arianna Young and Miles Allen Jr., both of Bradenton, FL.
Pastor Kayla Grehl, will conduct funeral services at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Henryville United Methodist Church, with burial to follow at Kraft Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in New Albany. Friends may visit on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 3-8 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, where there will be an O.E.S. service at 6:30 PM and a Masonic service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the service time on Tuesday at Henryville United Methodist Church.
Memorial donations can be given to Shriners Hospital c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson, St., Henryville, IN 47126.
Online condolences can be given at www.AdamsFuneralHomeonline.com.


NONA M. MCCLAIN, 72, Salem, Indiana, died March 17, 2017 at the Salem Crossing.
Born on February 23, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Coleman Traiber and Ruth (Zabell) Traiber. She was a small business owner with printing and graphics. She volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader for several years.
Survivors include her husband, John Herbert McClain of Salem; daughter, Emily V. Siler and her husband Nicholas of Milltown; two sisters, Myra Fortlage and Sara Lawreszuk both of Ohio and one grandson.
There will be a private service at a later date.
To leave a message for the family visit www.hughestaylor.net


LONNIE RAY INGRAM, 66, died March 18, 2017, after a long hard battle with cancer.
He was born in Oneda, Kentucky on August 7, 1950, the son of the late Tilman and Lou (Bowling) Ingram. He retired from Indiana State Highway Department, and was really proud of keeping the snow cleared for his friends and family on old State Road 160. His working career included OP Link Handle, Chet’s Ashland and HEI Hardware where he sold and repaired guns. He was a member of National Rifle Association. He was a graduate of Salem High School Class of 1969. In November of that year he married his high school sweetheart, Pam (Robbins) Ingram who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Rodger Ingram (Cindy) of Salem; one sister, Sandy Gross (Bob) of College Station, TX; one brother, Wilton Ingram of Salem; two grandchildren, Kayla and Hannah Ingram. Along with many other family, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Ingram and one sister, Linda Ingram.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.


NELLIE WHITE, 57, Austin, died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence.
Born March 19, 1959 in Perry County, KY, she was the daughter of the late John Gambill and Alpha (Noble) Gambill.
Survivors include her husband, Coy White, Austin; son, Coy White, Austin; daughters, Cindy Barger, Austin, Ona White, Scottsburg and Alfie Engle, Austin; sisters, Ruthie Campbell, Austin, Mary Allen, Crothersville, Delphia White, Austin, Margie Marshall, Austin, Jenny White, Austin, Imagine Hall, Crothersville and Glenda Vires, Austin; brother, Beacher Gambill, Chicago, Marvin Gambill, Austin, Wallace Gambill, Austin and Bernice Gambill, Austin. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Rosie Polly; brothers, Roland, Edverd, and Harlan Gambill.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Jason Mays officiating. Visitation will be 10 am to 1 pm Tuesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


RALPH THOMAS, 75, Lexington, died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on December 23, 1941 in Dizney, Kentucky, the son of the late Olin and Irene (Cox) Thomas. He was a retired machine operator and die setter for G.E. Appliance Park in Louisville, where he worked for 32 1/2 years, retiring in 1997. After he retired, he also worked for 10 years as a maintenance man at St. James Community in Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Thomas and a sister, Mildred F. "Mickey" Vandegrift.
He was married on Dec. 19, 1960 to Mildred (Smith) Thomas, who survives. Other survivors include two sons, Dwayne Ralph Thomas and his wife Penny and Darren Thomas and his wife Sue all of Scottsburg; two daughters, Glenda Nichols and her husband Mark and Helen Miskell all of Lexington; a brother. Ronald Thomas and his wife Pam of Lexington; three sisters, Carol Huttsell of Scottsburg, Eula Hoard and her husband Jim and Betty Sue Gibson and her husband Gary all of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, Jason Nichols (Vicky), Kristi Prickett (Mark), Amber Halbert (Bobby), Anthony Thomas (Haley), Leslie Trevino (Brandon), Megan and Christopher Thomas, Tyler, Patience and Olivia White and seven great-grandchildren, Emmalynn, Riley, Aubrey, Bryson, Robbie, Lauren and Lexie.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JOHN ALLAN POTTS, died March 16, 2017 in Indianapolis.
He was born September 24, 1938 in Louisville, the son of John A. and Mary Will Potts (Graham). He married Joyce E. Potts (Gater) on December 14, 1968 in Salem. She survives him. He was a 1956 graduate of Manual Dupont High School in Louisville. He served as a Linguist in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. Upon being Honorably Discharged from the Air Force, he embarked on a 50+ year career in Print Media and Motorsports Communications. In the early 1970s, he was Editor of the County Press in Salem, before serving as Editor in Chief of the Scott County Journal & Chronicle in Scottsburg, for 15 years. From 1985-2005 he was News Director at Indianapolis Raceway Park (Now Lucas Oil Raceway).
Following that, he served as Public Relations Director for London Speedway in London and Corbin Speedway in Corbin. Additionally, he was heavily involved with the creation of Fairgrounds Motor Speedway in Louisville, serving as Chief Starter for a number of years and remained as a Track Official when the track closed in 1980. He flagged thousands of races in his lifetime for the American Speed Association (ASA), Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA), American Motorcycle Association (AMA), United Midget Racing Association (UMRA) and NASCAR all over the United States. He was the author of “Driven to the Past” (2000) which included a foreword written by Darrell Waltrip. In 2012, he was inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his brother, Robert W. Potts (Beverly) of Louisville; a son, Matthew Potts (Becky); one daughter, Maria Potts; 3 grandchildren Toni Potts, Miranda Baker and Elliott Sabella; and one great-grandchild Guinevere Baker, all of Indianapolis.
A Memorial Gathering will take place on Wednesday March 22 from 5-8 p.m. at Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Victory Junction Gang Camp at 4500 Adam’s Way, Randleman NC 27317 or by visiting victoryjunction.org


IRMA MARGARET (FRY) COCHRAN, 75, Charlestown, died Sunday, March 19, 2017.
She was born on December 14, 1941 in Clarksville, to the late George Fry and Esther (Baxter) Fry Graff.
She is survived by her husband of almost 30 years, Bill Cochran; children, Cynthia Waters (Mark), Schuyler McKenzie III (Audrey), Pete McKenzie (Laura); step-sons, Edward Cochran, Don Cochran (Christina); and grandchildren, Schuyler, Andrew, Jacob, and Michael.
Visitation will be from 11 AM to 2 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with her Funeral Service taking place at 2 PM. Burial will follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Memphis.
Contributions in Irma’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association (161 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 3, Louisville, KY 40207). To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 March 2017 12:49