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Obituaries April 12, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 10 April 2017 00:00

JOYCE ANN THOMAS, 71
JEROME D. FOX, 96
DEAN POTTS, 74
JOYCE ELLEN WARREN, 49
JOYCE ANN SIMMS, 72
SANDRA N. SPICER, 67
JANET RAE MCLEMORE, 83
ELIZABETH "BECK" VIRES HENSLEY, 76
PAULINE L. LIND, 95
BARBARA G. BOWMAN, 73
RALPH MARTIN PRATT, JR. M.D., 96
WILLIAM BRUMETT JR, 91
WILLIAM (BILL) A. HARROD, 59
MARY ELLEN (TERWILLEGER) LOWRY-WELLING, 84
DUSTIN LYNN ROBBINS, 35
MEGAN REENEY MASTERSON, 30
WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" WISE, 61
CALLIE M. SEABOLT, 90
ROBIN L. SHANKS, 60
ORLENA “LENA” MAE WATTS, 89
JORDON WAYNE WHEELER, 24
DOROTHY STALKER BYERS, 100
MARJORIE ELLEN (NICHOLSON) OLLIS, 80
KRISTIE EDITH RICHIE, 39


JOYCE ANN THOMAS, 71, Lexington, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at University Of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on June 21, 1945 in Harlan, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Earl and Kathaleen Arbuckle. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for the old Madison State Hospital in Madison, where she worked for 35 years and a member of the Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was married on July 8, 1961 to Earnest Thomas, who survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Andrew Scott Thomas.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Phillip Thomas and his wife Tara of Lexington; two daughters, Kathy E. Swann of Bradenton, Florida and Cindy A. Summitt and her husband Marco Prescher of Lexington; a brother, Frankie Arbuckle and his wife Pat of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


JEROME D. FOX, 96, Cincinnati, and formerly of Seymour and Charlestown, died at Kenwood Terrace Care Center in Cincinnati on Friday, March 31, 2017.
He was born May 15, 1920 in Paducah, KY, the son of Charles Edward and Bonnie Opal (Peebles) Fox. He was married to Estella Jean Stone, September 1949 in Paris Crossing. She preceded him in death in 1994. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army Air Corp; He was a former member of Marion Baptist Church while in the Seymour area. He worked as a welder for Indiana Army Ammunition Plant in Charlestown for 33 years. He retired in 1982.
He is survived by his son, Michael (Nancy) Fox of Cincinnati; granddaughter, Sarah Fox of Cincinnati; sisters-in-laws, Jean Fox of Sacramento, CA and Beatrice Simmons of Seymour plus several nieces and nephew.
His parents; wife; three brothers, John, Quentin and Charles Fox and sister, Mary Fox Bridges preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Burkholder Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be at the funeral chapel on Thursday, from 11 until time of service.
Burial will follow at Uniontown Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Donor’s Choice.


DEAN POTTS, 74, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home in Borden.
He was born on December 9, 1942 to the late Homer and Leola Potts in Borden. He retired from Navistar in Indianapolis, where he was a Millwright. He was a member of the Sojourn Community Church in New Albany and the New Providence Lodge in Borden.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Shirley May Potts, and his brother, Mike Potts.
He is survived by his son, Kevin (Cindy) Potts of New Albany; his daughter, Michelle (Darren) DeHate of Sellersburg; his grandchildren, Tyler (Amy) DeHate Trent (Andrea Wright) DeHate, Hunter Potts and Kelsey Potts.
A funeral service will take place at noon on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with cremation to follow. Visitation will take place on Thursday from 11 A.M. until 8 P.M. and on Friday from 10 A.M. until the time of the service.
Memorial Contributions can be made to 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


JOYCE ELLEN WARREN, 49, Charlestown, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at The Waters of Scottsburg.
She was born on April 19, 1967 to Donald Moore, Sr. and Sharon (Tucker) Moore in Jeffersonville. She was a receptionist, and member of the Charlestown Disciples of Christ Church.
She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Moore, Sr., and her brother, Donald Moore, Jr.
Survivors include her daughter, Brandi Zollman of Charlestown; mother, Sharon Kirkpatrick of Charlestown; brothers, Mark Moore of Houston, TX, and David Moore of Campbellsville, KY.
Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1 pm at the Charlestown Disciples of Christ Church in Charlestown. Visitation will begin after 12 pm till the time of the service.
Grayson Funeral Home handling arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


JOYCE ANN SIMMS, 72, Charlestown, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
She was born on February 24, 1945 to Oscar and Susie (Pruitt) Smith in Clark County. She was a retired customer service representative.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Simms; sister, Betty Smith; brother, Otis Smith.
Survivors include her sister, Frances Conklin (Harlo) of Sellersburg; nieces and nephews, Rhonda Crowe and Charity Mongold, Danny Crowe (Marilyn), William Crowe (Karen), Larry Crowe (Rita), Amanda Crowe, Jerry Conklin (Donna), Dottie Hill (Leon), Sherry Tipken (George), and Abby Conklin; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, and after 11am on Friday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


SANDRA N. SPICER, 67, Austin, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
Born March 17, 1950 in Seymour. She retired from Holms Industry in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her son, Christopher Spicer, Austin; parents, Eli and Betty Stidham, Austin; brothers, Michael Stidham, Seymour and Wayne Stidham, Austin.
She is also survived by a granddaughter, Terra Spicer Smith, and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Spicer, her grandson, Dustin Wayne Spicer, and a brother, Mark Stidham.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Nicky Spicer officiating. Visitation will be 12 to 2 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


JANET RAE MCLEMORE, 83, Jeffersonville, died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Punta Gorda, Florida.
She was born in Oneida, Kentucky the daughter of the late Ray and Audrey Bowling. She was raised in Oneida, Kentucky and graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute. She received her Home Economics degree from Berea College and her Master’s in Education from Indiana University. She began teaching at Petroleum High School in Bluffton and later served as a dietician at Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She then returned to teaching at Borden High School in Borden and Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville. She last served as Director of Financial Aid at Hanover College in Hanover. She was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church in Hanover.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, C. Eugene McLemore; her daughter, Rebecca Lamberth and her husband, Jim, of Atlanta, Georgia; her daughter Joanna McLemore of Jeffersonville; her son, Philip McLemore and his wife, Renee, of Moraga, California; her grandchildren, Erin Lamberth, Matthew Lamberth, Jaxon McLemore, Connor McLemore and Garrett McLemore; her brothers, Dr. Eugene Bowling and Paul Bowling.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ray D. Bowling, her mother, Audrey Bowling and her brother, James Daniel Bowling.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., by Pastor Katrina Pekich-Bundy and Pastor Ann Deibert at the Hanover Presbyterian Church, 174 East Main Street in Hanover. Friends are welcome to join the family for a light lunch on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Hanover Presbyterian Church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service, or at a reception to be held at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
Cards are available at the funeral home and the church or online at www.morgan-nay.com.


ELIZABETH "BECK" VIRES HENSLEY, 76, Austin, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born September 27, 1940 in Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Vires and Chloe (Napier) Vires. She worked at Excello Shirt Factory in Seymour, from 1959 to 1962 and was a member of 3rd Street Free Pentecostal Church of God in Austin.
Survivors include daughters, Emma L (James) Lamb, Austin, Indiana, Wanda Faye Hensley, Scottsburg, Indiana, April (Cliff) Bannister, Austin, Indiana, Martina Mae (Ron) Hobbs, Scottsburg; sons, Freddie Ray Hensley, Scottsburg and Christopher (Michelle) Hensley, Seymour; brother, Charles Kelley Vires, Chavies, KY. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Palmer Ray Hensley, a son, Larry Hensley, six sisters; five brothers, and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Harley Madden & Rev. Scottie Stamper officiating. Visitation will be 1-2 pm Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


PAULINE L. LIND, 95, Lanesville, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Westminster Health Care Center in Clarksville.
She was born January 6, 1922, in Harrison County, to the late Robert and Mary Schneider Blank. After graduating from the New Albany Business College, she worked at a bank in New Albany. She also worked as a clerk at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence Chester Lind; her brothers, David and Chester Blank; and her sisters, Emma Foreman, Mildred Schoen and Fern Rosenbarger.
Survivors include her sons, Ronald C. Lind (Doris) of Lanesville and Darrell R. Lind (Jan) of Elizabeth; her daughters, Jane Gettelfinger (Jerry) of Depauw and Rosemary Olive (Lindsay) of Lexington, Ky.; her brother, Franklin Blank of Decatur, Texas; her grandchildren, Joshua Lind, Holly Lind, Kelley Klinefelter (Sam), Nathan Lind (Suzanne), Dale Lind, Adam Gettelfinger (Amanda), Ryan Lind (Amy), Eric Gettelfinger, Keith Gettlefinger and James Olive and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville. Pastor Ronald Richeson will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2–8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers will be Joshua, Nathan, Dale and Ryan Lind, and Adam, Eric and Keith Gettelfinger.


BARBARA G. BOWMAN, 73, Deputy, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, after a brief illness.
She was born on June 12, 1943 in Deputy, the daughter of the late John Everett Perkinson and Geneva Mae (Peacock) Perkinson. She graduated from Scottsburg High School and then earned a Bachelors Degree from the old Marion College, now known as Indiana Wesleyan University. She was a retired Caseworker for the Indiana Department of Family and Children in Scottsburg. Prior to working for the State, she was an Elementary School Teacher and had worked at several elementary schools including ones in Austin, Elizabethtown (KY) and Noblesville. She was a member of the Christian Pilgrim Holiness Church in Austin, where she had served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Youth Leader and was their Pianist. She more recently attended Alpha Baptist Church near her home in Deputy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nancy Ann Mayhew.
Survivors include a daughter, Christina Bowman-Smith and her husband Wesley of Covington, Georgia; a son, Bradley A. Bowman and his wife Christie of Deputy; three brothers, Jackie Perkinson of Scottsburg, Gary Perkinson and his wife Shirley and John M. Perkinson and his wife Beth all of Deputy, and four grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Ellie, Emma and Ethan Peacock.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. John Perkinson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Austin.
Online condolences may be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


RALPH MARTIN PRATT, JR. M.D., 96, Madison, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born in Jefferson County, Indiana on December 15, 1920, the son of the late Ralph M. Sr. and Adele P. "Della" Smith Pratt. On December 10, 1943 he was inducted in to the United States Army in Chicago, Illinois during World War II. He rose to the rate of Technician Third Grade serving the Medical Detachment 5th Infantry and served in France, Central Europe, Germany, Rhineland, and Austria. He was honorably discharged on May 4, 1946 at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, the Medical Badge and Expert Rifle Badge. At the age of 29, he was accepted into the Indiana School of Medicine, where he graduated on September 29, 1955. Dr. Pratt settled back in Madison where he practiced general medicine on Poplar Street for 15 years. He served at the team physician for the Hanover College football program and ran a health clinic for the college students. May 1971 he received his degree as a clinical pathologist from the University of Louisville Medical School and joined the partnership of "Alcorn, Heaton and Pratt," which pathology services to King's Daughters' Hospital, Dearborn County Hospital, Carroll County Hospital, Scott County Hospital and Schenck Memorial Hospital. He retired from medicine on October 1, 1990 at the age of 70. After retirement, he received a degree in Computer Information Systems from IVY Tech Madison. He was active in the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Lodge as a 4th degree life-time member, Madison Elks Lodge No. 524, Chairman of Jefferson County SCORE, received the Golden Shamrock Award in 2004 from the Friends of Shawe and Pope John, Volunteer for "End of the Month Meals" Program, Member of the First Jefferson County Catholic School Board, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Community Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Madison and Jefferson County Community Foundation, Member of the Jefferson County Cancer Society, Board Member of the Indiana State American Cancer Society Sentinel Medical Review Organization Inc., Chairman of the Board for the Professional Standards Review Organization in New Castle, Member of the Madison Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1969, Member of Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion, Member of Board of the Ivy Tech Foundation, served as Director from 1980-1995 and then as Chairman of the Board for The Farmers Bank of Milton from 1995 to January 2017 and now Chairman of the Board Emeritus; American Boards of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Past President of the Jefferson - Switzerland Co. Medical Society, and Member of the Board of Jefferson County Health Department.
He was elected Jefferson County Coroner in 1968 and served through 1976. He served as Head of Pathology at King's Daughters' Hospital from 1970-1990 and held membership in many professional societies including: Jefferson - Switzerland County Medical Society, Indiana State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the International Academy of Pathologist. Dr. Pratt was honored in 2008 as the recipient of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Jeff Garrett Community Service Award. In 1985 he implemented the Farmers Bank of Milton yearly scholarship to Ivy Tech for graduates from Madison, Southwestern and Shawe Memorial High Schools. In 1998 he implemented The Lucille Kosick Pratt yearly scholarship for a graduate of Shawe Memorial High School.
He is survived by his daughter, Cynthia Pratt Graft and her husband, Raymond of Louisville; his sons, Robert W. Pratt and his wife, Sheila of Madison, Ralph M. Pratt, III and his wife, Jacqueline of Louisville; his grandchildren, Hal, Ben and Matt Graft; Erin Pratt Ray and her husband, AAron; Haley Pratt Hilts and her husband, Brian, Ralph Pratt IV and his wife, Mary Elizabeth; Jeffrey Paul Pratt and his wife, Jennifer; Colburn Allen Pratt and his wife, Anne; his great-grandchildren, Isabella Lucille Pratt, Finley Pratt, Jones Pratt, and Charles Pratt; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 56 years, Lucille Kosick Pratt and his sister, Norma Jean Pratt.
Funeral Mass will be conducted Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 11 a.m., and celebrated by Father Christopher A. Craig at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 East Second Street in downtown Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Brooksburg Cemetery in Brooksburg, Indiana. Friends may call Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. The Rosary will be prayed on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Full military honors will be conducted on Saturday at the graveside by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Fort Knox Ceremonial Unit.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lucille Kosick Pratt Memorial Scholarship or the Dr. Ralph Pratt Memorial Scholarship. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.


WILLIAM BRUMETT JR, 91, Uniontown died Tuesday April 4, 2017.
He was born Monday, February 22, 1926 in Harlan County, Kentucky, one of 12 children of Will and Edna (Hensley) Brumett. He was a WWII veteran serving in the United States Navy. He served his county stationed on the USS Sitka (APA 113) as a Seaman 2nd Class. The USS Sitka was watching for enemy submarines in the South Pacific when the call came that Pearl Harbor had just been attacked. The ship was ordered to the Harbor to assist in the clean up.He was a 25-year employee of Arvin Industries and when it closed he went to work at Cummins Engine Company for 13 years retiring as a security guard. He was a member of the old New Hope Church of the Brethren where he served as a deacon as well as many other offices.
Survivors include his wife Leona (Peavler) Brumett; daughter, Sherry (Thomas) Bridges of Uniontown; son, Gary of Uniontown; granddaughters, Sarah (Patrick) Gerth of Seymour and Sandra (Blake Trimpe) Mosley also of Seymour; also, his great-granddaughter, Brittany Beard and her mother Lisa Robinson Beard of Vallonia. He is also survived by two brothers, Hubert of Uniontown and Lloyd of Paris Crossing; one sister, Thelma Cathcart of Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amanda Dee Bridges; grandson, Tony Beard; four brothers, Harrison, Roy, Lewis. Boyd; four sisters, Nola Hensley, Pearl St. Clair, Ruby Manley and Audney Brock.
The funeral service will be on Monday April 10 at Noon at Buchanan Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Wooten officiating. Burial will be at Uniontown Cemetery. Family and friends will gather on Sunday, April 9 from 3 to 7 pm at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Memorials by be written to the Uniontown Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net


WILLIAM (BILL) A. HARROD, 59, Seymour, formerly of Crothersville, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Seymour Crossing.
Born Sept. 12, 1957 in Georgetown, KY. He was the son of Bettye L. (Griffin) Morgan and John M. Harrod. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps on August 16th, 1977 and later managed his own small business in Crothersville, In for a short time, providing a wrecker service, gas station, and automobile repairs.
Survivors include his daughter, Shanna (Robert) McClellan; 1 grandchild, Alechi McClellan; his mother, Bettye Morgan; his father, John M. Harrod, 3 sisters, Sandra (Gene) Sexton, Gayla (Mike) Sipe, and Cathy.
He made arrangements donating his remains to the University of Louisville.


MARY ELLEN (TERWILLEGER) LOWRY-WELLING, 84, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Norton Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
She was born on August 24,1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late William S. Terwilleger, M.D. and Mary Florence (Pannett) Terwilleger. She graduated from Madeira High School and then earned her Bachelors in Nursing from the old Bethesda College of Nursing both in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a retired nurse and had worked at many facilities including the old American Can Company, Scott Memorial Hospital, Scott County Health Department, the old William's Manor Nursing Home, Austin School Nurse and Camp Nurse at Englishton Park to name a few. She was a member of Vienna Baptist Church and always volunteered her time caring for other people when she was able. She was married on Feb. 16, 2003 to Rev. James H. Welling, who survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elaine Trouten and a brother, Billy Terwilleger.
In addition to her husband, Jim, survivors include a son, Eric Lowry and his wife Sue of Greenwood; a daughter, Carol Lowry-Ellis of Terre Haute; three grandchildren, Sean Lowry and his wife Sydney, Jeffery and Erica Moore; three great-grandchildren, Ivy Lowry, Jaren and Jordyn Moore; her caregiver, Esther Hess and numerous step children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 2 PM Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Vienna Baptist Church with Pastor David Carroll officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Saturday at Collins Funeral Home and 1 to 2 pm Sunday at Vienna Baptist Church. Interment will be Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Vienna Baptist Church or Hosparus of Louisville c/o Collins Funeral Home c/o Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net


DUSTIN LYNN ROBBINS, 35, Salem, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
He was born June 4, 1981 in Columbus, the son of Bobby Hobson and Vickie Robbins Hollandsworth. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Lehigh Hanson Quarry in Sellersburg. He was a class of 2000 graduate of Seymour High School and a member of Southern Hills Church and Pepper Upper Club in Sellersburg.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Greene Robbins of Salem; a son, Sabastian Adams of Salem; two daughters, Lyndee and Lydia Ritchie both of North Vernon; his parents, Bobby Hobson of Seymour and Vickie Robbins Hollandsworth of Dudleytown; two brothers, Joshua Hobson of Seymour and Robert Thomas of Seymour, and a sister, Crystal Hobson Stout of Seymour.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM at Brownstown Nazarene Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery in Medora. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Saturday from 9AM-time of service at the church.


MEGAN REENEY MASTERSON, 30, Charlestown, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 as a result of Brain Stem Atrophy.
She was born on June 10, 1986 in Louisville.
She is survived by her parents, René (LaChance) Masterson and Corey Masterson; brother, Paul A. Young; sister, Amanda N. Lucia; grandparents, Delbert and Sheryl Masterson, Hope LaChance; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be from 11 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Monday after 9 AM. Her Funeral Service will take place at 11 AM on Monday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany.
Megan enjoyed the time she spent living at Hawthorne Group Home.
The family asks that contributions in her memory be made to the Hawthorne Group Home (403 Hawthorne Drive, Goshen, IN 46526).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.


WILLIAM EDWARD "BILL" WISE, 61, Lexington, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at his home near Kent.
He was born October 6, 1955 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Melvin W. and Viola M. "Bobbie" Walker Wise. He had worked for the Key West Shrimp House in Madison and had last worked for Arvin Sango as a pipe cutter. He was a member of Community Christian Outreach Church in Chelsea.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Janice Lynn Watson Wise of Lexington; his son, Bryton Edward Wise of Lexington; his sisters, Sarah Ann Caddell and her husband, David of Madison, Nancy Nash and her companion, Dr. Frank Nash of Indianapolis; his brother, Jeff Wise and his wife, Gerda of Carrollton, Kentucky; his half brother, James Robert Owens and his wife, Sharon of Terre Haute; his sister-in-law, Becky Wise of Cincinnati, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Davidteen Watson of Hanover; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Melvin Eugene Wise.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 10, 2017, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Jimmy Butters at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and Monday from noon until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bill Wise Memorial Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, IN


CALLIE M. SEABOLT, 90, Pekin, died April 6, 2017 at the Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.
Born on September 23, 1926 in Rose Hill, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George Seabolt and Laura Seabolt. She was a member of the Rob Camp Baptist Church in Hancock County Tennessee.
Survivors include her brother, Lester Seabolt (Wilma) of Pekin; two sisters, Rosie Butcher (Ikey) of Tipton and Zelma McMillin (Roy) of Louisville; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 1 pm Monday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Pekin. Viewing will be from 10 AM Monday until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Olive Branch. Brother Rodney Sweeney will officiate.


ROBIN L. SHANKS, 60, Salem, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home.
She was born February 19, 1957 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She was a former employee of Hand and Company and Washington County Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Shanks. They were married October 3, 1975. She is also survived by a son, Samuel Brandon Shanks of Jeffersonville; a daughter, Jessica Tye (Steve) of Pekin; a brother, Ronnie Blackburn of Raeford, North Carolina; a sister, Marlita Bell of Salem; three grandchildren and four Yorkies.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM and Wednesday from 9 AM until time of service.


ORLENA “LENA” MAE WATTS, 89, Greenville, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Villas of Guerin Woods in Georgetown.
Born April 30, 1927 in Leatherwood, KY to the late John B. and Sarah Haddix Watts. She worked at the Archway Bakery in Palmyra, in the early 1950's. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Floyds Knobs. In 1998 she and members of the church's quilting group raised $12,000 to assist in the purchase of the steeple for the First Southern Baptist Church which is still in place today.
Also preceding her in death was her husband, Wayne (Doc) Watts, her brothers, Gordon, Charles, Aaron and William Watts.
She is survived by her daughter Barbara Utz, and grandson Gary William Utz II (Stacey), sister-in-law, Erma Watts, nieces, Donna Harvey, Sarah Leath, and Becky Hackemack, nephews, William (Sally) Watts, John (Connie) Watts, and Jody Watts. She had several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be at Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, Indiana on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 11 from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12 at 9 a.m. until time of funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Villas of Guerin Woods, 1003 Sister Barbara Way, Georgetown, IN 47122.


JORDON WAYNE WHEELER, 24, Madison, died Friday April 7, 2017.
He was born on September 30, 1992 in Jeffersonville, and worked in security for Madison Precision and was a former fire fighter for the New Washington and Madison Fire Departments and a member of the Way of the Cross Church in Otisco.
He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, George Washington and Sinda Murphy, Joyce Plessinger and Glenmore Lamb; paternal grandmother, Diana Cranmer; father-in-law, Dennis Konkle.
He is survived by his wife, Amy Graham Wheeler; parents, Chuck and Connie Mayfield of Otisco; father, Ronnie Wheeler of Clarksville; brothers, Dustin Wheeler (Heather) and Jacob Wheeler both of Otisco; step-brother, Chris Mayfield of Austin; sisters, Shelby and Winter Wheeler of Clarksville; step-sister, Kayla Huff (Cody) of Charlestown, and Kourtney Mayfield of Scottsburg; sister-in-laws, Sabrina Graham of Madison and Michelle Graham (Cody) of North Vernon; grandparents Delbert and Glenda Murphy of Otisco; nieces, Katarina and Lillian Wheeler of Otisco; mother-in-law Shannon Konkle of Madison and father-in-law, James Graham, Sr., of Madison.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Emmanuel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 am on Thursday.


DOROTHY STALKER BYERS, 100, died April 7, 2017.
She was born on November 8, 1917, in the woods of northern Kentucky to Opha and Rosa Stalker. She worked at Consolidated Aircraft during World War II. She retired as a sales representative from Container Corporation of America. Her community service included long-term involvement in local politics and service as an elder in the Charlestown Christian Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ivan, son Fred, and granddaughter Leslie.
She is survived by her son Ed and his wife Treva Hodges, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous friends in Charlestown.
A celebration of her life will be held at Grayson’s Funeral Home in Charlestown on Friday, April 14, 2017 at noon. Visitation will be from 10 am to noon.


MARJORIE ELLEN (NICHOLSON) OLLIS, 80, Greenville, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Salem Crossing in Salem.
She was born February 3, 1937, in Salem, IN to Chalmer “Sam” Emerson Nicholson and Vera Ellen (Smith) Hoy. She worked 21 years at Kimball Manufacturing in Borden and 21 years at First Harrison Bank in Greenville.
Survivors include her husband Charles “Bud” Ollis; sons, Charles Ollis, Jr. and Tim Rankin; brother, Gregory L. Nicholson and half-sister Virginia Rose.
She is preceded in death by her parents Sam Nicholson and Vera Ellen (Smith) Hoy, sister Wanda Jean Nicholson, and half-sister Opal Baseden.
The family has chosen direct cremation.
Love Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


KRISTIE EDITH RICHIE, 39, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on December 13, 1977.
She is survived by her mother, Barbara Richie of Scottsburg; three uncles, Curtis Richie of Austin, Ronnie (Kay) Richie of Austin and Dennis (Char) Richie of Scottsburg; one aunt, Janet (Stan) Cantrell of Piqua, OH, and several cousins.
Cremation was entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 138 Westavia Blvd, IN 47170.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralhomeonline.com.

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