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Obituaries May 3, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 00:00

DONALD LEE "DUCK" STEVENS, JR., 41
LARRY DON GODFREY, 60
MARGARET "FREIDA" CHERRY, 74
MARGARET RUTH (ABBOTT) SULLIVAN, 87
THOMAS HILLMAN JORDAN, 69
DARLINE HAUB, 88
JAMES "LOREN" ROBINSON, 63
MARY LOU TAYLOR, 82
PAUL GENE FINCH, 81
RHEBA MAE OWEN WATSON, 88
JOHN MICHAEL THIXTON, 63
ELSIE MAE ROSS, 78
JOSEPH WAYNE LACKEY, 60
JOHN P. BULINGTON, JR., 53
AMANDA KAY BAKER, 26
HAILEY MARIE ABBOTT, 15
WENDELL L. RUTHERFORD, 76
EDWARD DALE DRUMMOND, 79
GORDON L. MOORE, 67

 

DONALD LEE "DUCK" STEVENS, JR., 41,Lexington, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on July 13, 1975 in Scottsburg, the son of Donald Lee Stevens, Sr. and Mable C. (Collins) Nevils. He graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1994 and was a former employee of the old Holm Industries in Scottsburg, Indiana and Aisin, USA in Seymour. He was a Baptist and a member of the old Shattered Images Low Rider Car Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Erica Stevens of Scottsburg, Alyssa Stevens of Salem and Abbigale Stevens of Indianapolis; a son, Tage Stevens of Indianapolis; his father, Donald Lee Stevens, Sr. of Seymour; mother and stepfather, Mable and Gilbert Nevils of Lexington; three sisters, Wanda McIntosh and Mandy Terry both of Scottsburg and Misty Clark of Lewiston, Idaho; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be at 6 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastors Harold White and Dennis Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 pm Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Cremation is requested following Donald's services.
Memorial Contributions may be given to the family for funeral expenses c/o Collins Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


LARRY DON GODFREY, 60, died April 18, 2017, after a six-year battle with cancer.
He was born to Don and Laura Godfrey on July 7, 1956, and welcomed by his sister, Carol. He attended school in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1974. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Entomology from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. In 1984, he married Kris Elvin from Huntsville, Texas, and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where both had jobs. In 1987, he decided to change his career path and accepted a research position at the University of Nebraska. In 1991, he secured a faculty position as a Professor of Entomology and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis, where he worked for 26 years. He dedicated his research to helping growers control insect pests using a variety of methods, so as to improve the economics and environmental impact of agricultural production. He conducted applied research in rice, cotton, alfalfa, and several minor crops such as mint, corn, and pomegranate in California. He also assisted researchers from around the world in controlling their insect pests and traveled extensively while assisting them.
He is survived by his mother, Laura Godfrey; wife, Kris Godfrey; sister, Carol Green, and her family?Jim Green, Adam Green, Kendall Green, Heather Green, Adara Green, and Adriel Green.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Godfrey.
The funeral service will be at 2 PM Saturday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Visitation will be from 10 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. George Browning will officiate.


MARGARET "FREIDA" CHERRY, 74, Palmyra, died April 19, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany. She was born on July 28, 1942 in Marrowbone, Kentucky. She was a retired seamstress for Floyd Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Poynter (Peggy) of Clarksville, and Jim Cherry of Salem; daughter, Kathy Vincent of Salem; two brothers, Terry Branham (Betty) of Louisville, and Mark Branaham of New Albany; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Davis Branham and Mertie Ann (Bushong) Branham; husband, James "Larry" Cherry; two daughters, Margie Cherry and Duana Cherry; four sisters and three brothers.
The funeral service will be at 11 AM Monday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 4-8 PM Sunday and Monday from 9 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hardinsburg Cemetery. Sid Dye will officiate.
Online expressions may be left at www.hughestaylor.net


MARGARET RUTH (ABBOTT) SULLIVAN, 87, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at her home in Henryville. She was married to Harry A. Sullivan on December 27,1947 and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in December. She was born April 21,1929 to Charles Herman and Iva (Montgomery) Abbott, Clark County. She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Churches of Otisco and Henryville.
She was preceded in death by her Daughter, Debra Krebs. Also preceding her in death are her parents, and siblings, Lillian Ater, Francis Gray, Charles Abbott, Alice Hall and Roberta Vanmeter.
She is survived by her siblings, Wanita Aubrey, Wilmington, Ohio; James Abbott, Lexington, Sandra Coulter, Sellersburg and Mary Cable, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; her children, Rita Sullivan-Younger, Borden, Barbara Bary, Otisco, Richard Sullivan, Eminence, Kentucky and Shannon Hawkins, Henryville and 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 4-8 PM Wednesday at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, and funeral services will be held at Henryville United Methodist Church at 11 AM Thursday.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.


THOMAS HILLMAN JORDAN, 69, Borden, died April 24, 2017 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on October 22, 1947 in Louisville, to Walter Roy and Mary Loretta (McKune) Jordan. He was a former employee for the City of Louisville’s Parks and Recreation Department. He also was a truck driver for Allied systems and motor convoy. He was in the Air Force and served our country during the Vietnam War.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Williametta “Billie” Jordan; one son, Thomas Michael (Sylvia) Jordan; one daughter, Victoria Ann Jordan, a granddaughter, Harmony Rose Hornback, and two sisters, Doloretta “Dodie” Owens and Earlene Nogar-Depeel.
Funeral services will be held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. with cremation to follow. Visitation will be Friday, April 28, 2017 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.


DARLINE HAUB, 88, Palmyra, died at her home on Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born on May 17, 1928 in Savoy, KY to John and Beuhla May (Ponyer) Fancher. She was a former employee of General Electric in Louisville, where she worked for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, J.T. Fancher and Franklin Fancher, and sisters, Gladys Price and Betty Maxine Spalding.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends of the community.
Funeral services will be held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in her name.


JAMES "LOREN" ROBINSON, 63, Scottsburg, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born June 29, 1953 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late James Millard Robinson and Mary Catherine (Parker) Robinson. He was an active member & deacon of Scottsburg Church of Christ, a We Care volunteer, past co-president of Scottsburg Band of Warriors.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Armstrong Robinson, Scottsburg; daughters, Amy (Travis) Collins, Sullivan and Kimmie (Steven) Hardy, Louisville; sisters, Johanna Pike, Campbellsville, Kentucky, Kay Sculley, Clarksville and Jenny Meece, North Carolina.
He is also survived by a granddaughter, Laurel Hardy.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Scottsburg Church of Christ in Scottsburg, with Brother Matt McGlothlin officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Friday and after 10 am Saturday at Scottsburg Church of Christ. Burial will be at Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Deputy.
Memorials can be made to the family in care of Buchanan Funeral Home, 115 North Second Street, Austin, Indiana 47102.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


MARY LOU TAYLOR, 82, of Tipton, died at 4:44 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017 at IU Health Tipton Hospital. She was born May 29, 1934 in Henryville, Indiana to Max Allison & Sadie Ellen (Graff) McClain. Mary Lou married the love of her life, Robert A. “Bob” Taylor on December 20, 1952 and he preceded her in death on June 27, 2016.
Mary Lou was a 1952 graduate of Austin High School and was the honored Queen of Job’s Daughters. She and Bob moved to Tipton in 1957 where she was Welcome Wagon Hostess. She was an active member of West Street Christian Church where she attended the R&R Sunday school class, served on various committees and was a past deacon & elder emeritus.
Mary Lou was a volunteer at Tipton County Memorial Hospital starting in 1984 and in 2010 she was recognized for 26 years and 3000 hours of volunteer service. She was also a past member of the Tipton County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she assisted with many projects.
She was a former member of Tipton Kiwanis Club, Phi Beta Psi Sorority-Associate II Chapter, Republican Women, Friends of the Library and Embroidery Circle. Mary Lou was the former Queen Mum of the Nifty Red Hat Mamas. She enjoyed playing bridge, watching the Colts and IU basketball, and decorating her home. She loved her church, helping her older friends when they needed her and living in Tipton for over 60 years.
Mary Lou loved her family and cherished her role as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Mary Lou is survived by three children, LuAnn Conaway and husband Bob, Brian Taylor and wife Mary Jane, and Lori Taylor; five grandchildren, Brandon Conaway, Aaron Conaway, Carey Phifer, Abby Crume and Daniel Taylor; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, Donald Taylor and wife Sally, and one sister-in-law, Dixie Lou Souder and husband Norman.
Funeral services for Mary Lou will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at the West Street Christian Church with Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen presiding and burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m., also at the church. Young-Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the West Street Christian Church, 132 N. West Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.(Paid)


PAUL GENE FINCH, 81, French Lick, formerly of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.
He was born on September 5, 1935 in Jennings County, the son of the late S. Paul Finch and Marjorie (Gudgel) Finch. He was an Indiana Conservation Officer in District 8, retiring in 1993 after 29 years of service. He graduated from Deputy High School in 1953, was a member of the Coffee Creek Baptist Church in Paris Crossing, and the Amick-Baker-Kellams FOP Lodge # 156.
He was married on Nov. 7, 1958 to Joyce A. (Cox) Finch, who survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Jim Huff.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Randy Finch and his wife Brenda of Vallonia, and Tim Finch and his wife Carolyn of Scottsburg; a daughter, Cindy A. Finch of Scottsburg; a sister, Sue Berry and her husband Roger of Madison; five grandchildren, Tabitha Perry (William), Jason Finch, Clarence Zollman, Jr. (Lana), Nathan Finch and Tiffany Taylor (Chris) and seven great-grandchildren, Breanna, Andrew, Paul, William, Jr., Elizabeth, Nicholas and Karsen.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Friday, April 28, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with David Colbert, officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Thursday and after 9 am Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Interment will be in Coffee Creek Christian Cemetery in Paris Crossing.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Coffee Creek Cemetery Association c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


RHEBA MAE OWEN WATSON, 88, Madison, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
She was born May 7, 1928 in Kirkland, Indiana, the daughter of the late James Raymond and Eva Louise Dobbs Owens. She was raised in Crothersville and graduated high school there in 1946.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Ray Watson and his wife Connie Sue of Vevay; her daughter, Glenda Sue Dopsovic of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Joseph Dopsovic, Joshua Dopsovic, and Angela Renee Callis; her great-grandchild, Kennedy Gage Callis; her step-grandson, Mark Griffin and his wife, Cybil; her step-great-grandchild, Avery Griffin; her brother, Ray Owen and his wife Jean of Uniontown; her sisters, Mildred Julian and her husband Gordon of Scottsburg, Rosalie Richey of Scottsburg, Sue Middleton and her husband Bob of Scottsburg; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Elnora Deal, Norma Sweaney and Mary Ritter, her son-in-law, Thomas Dopsovic, and husband, Kenneth J. Watson, who died October 30, 2016.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison. Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearing House of Jefferson County. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Madison, IN


JOHN MICHAEL THIXTON, 63, Dickinson, Texas, formerly of Salem, died Monday, April 24 at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas.
He was born June 10, 1953 in Salem the son of William Edward and Mary Francis Herrick Thixton. He was a Producer for Painter Reichman Insurance. He was a member of the Salem Moose Lodge and a lifetime member of the Houston Rodeo.
He is survived by his wife: Sally Brunsman Cutter of Dickinson; a daughter, Angela Tucker (Donnie) of Salem; a step-son, Joshua Cutter (Lauren) of Cincinnati, Ohio; two step-daughters, Amanda Muhlbeier (Dalton) of Cypress, Texas and Stacey Tinsley (Travis) of Bloomington; two brothers, Jim Thixton of Salem and Tom Thixton (Nancy) of New Albany; a sister, Paulette Wilske (Steve) of Minnesota; three grandsons, Kaleb, Knox and Myles and a granddaughter, Dru.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from Noon-time of service.


ELSIE MAE ROSS, 78, Otisco, died Wednesday April 26, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was born on June 14, 1938 in Madison, to Henry and Evelyn Wilson. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband James Ross.
Survivors include her sons, Robert and Steve Ross both of Otisco; daughters, Dorothy Mack of Sellersburg, IN, Fay Beeler and Carrie Bell of New Albany, Linda Ross of Otisco and Mary Ross of Charlestown, IN; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Monday May 1, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Monday after 10 am.


JOSEPH WAYNE LACKEY, 60, Salem, died April 27, 2017.
Born on April 17, 1957 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, he was the son of the late Robert Lackey and Gladys Dowdy Lackey. He was a retired Diesel Technician.
Survivors include two sons, Jesse Lackey of Salem, and Jeremy Lackey of Scottsburg; three sisters, Elaine Angel, Carol Renee Sizemore, and Sandra Coseglia all from Alabama and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Parks Lackey; two brothers and one sister.
Services are private.
Online expressions can me made at www.hughestaylor.net


JOHN P. BULINGTON, JR., 53, Seymour, formerly of Scottsburg, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on August 16, 1963 in Scott County, the son of the late John P. Bulington, Sr. and Harriett L. (Sandlin) Bulington. He was a former employee of the Guide Corp in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1982, was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion Post # 234 and Scott County VFW Post 6582 Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Diana Lindsey and her husband James of Charlestown, and Jamie Craft and her husband David of Seymour; two sisters, Alma Jean VanVorst of Forsyth, Georgia and Debora Long and her husband James of Scottsburg; a half-brother, Charles L. Bulington and his wife Pat of Scottsburg and a grandson, James Lindsey, III.
Cremation was entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10 am in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family for funeral expenses c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


AMANDA KAY BAKER, 26, Salem, died April 26, 2017 at St. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville.
She attended the Full Gospel Outreach Center in Salem.
Survivors include her parents, Carl Nolan Baker of Salem and Melinda Kay Baker of Salem; son, Colton Baker of Salem; grandmother, Peggy Baker of Salem; three brothers, Andrew Pavey of Salem, Carl Nolan Baker Jr. of Georgia, and Jacob Ross Canterbury of Tennessee; sister, Dedra Brindza of Georgia.
She was preceded in death by three grandparents, Claude Irvin Baker, Neal Osmond Canterbury and Cora Elizabeth Canterbury and a sister, Cora Christina Baker.
The funeral service will be at 2 PM Tuesday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Mike Tolliver will officiate.
Online expressions may be left at www.hughestaylor.net.


HAILEY MARIE ABBOTT, 15, Charlestown, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Norton Children’s Hospital.
She was born on August 24, 2001 to Anthony Abbott, Sr. and Randie Cochran in Jeffersonville. She was and had been a student at Charlestown and New Washington High Schools, and attended New Hope Baptist Church in Chelsea.
Survivors include her father, Anthony Abbott, Sr. of Charlestown; mother, Randie Cochran of New Albany; brothers, Anthony Abbott, Jr. of Charlestown, and Mason Moch of New Albany; sister, Tishia Abbott of Charlestown; grandparents, Kenneth and Linda Cross of Charlestown, Michael and Colinda Abbott of Chelsea, Tammy and Randle Nazario of Charlestown and Randy Cochran and Debbie Willoughby of Scottsburg and a great-grandmother, Maxine Davis of Charlestown.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11 am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial to follow in the Old Salem Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Wednesday from 3pm to 8pm, and after 9am on Thursday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


WENDELL L. RUTHERFORD, 76, Scottsburg, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
He was born on August 21, 1940 in Lynch, Kentucky, the son of the late Willie Otis Rutherford and Preshie Elizabeth (Halcomb) Rutherford. He was a retired gunner and gun crew leader at the old Jefferson Proving Grounds in Madison. He had started working for Jefferson Proving Grounds and transferred to Yuma (AZ) Proving Grounds for a period of time before returning to Madison and retiring. He graduated from Deputy High School in 1958, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion Post # 234 in Scottsburg.
He was married on July 23, 1973 to Helen M. (Amick) Rutherford, who preceded him in death on June 5, 2012. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Margaret Bowers and Joyce Masters.
Survivors include two sons, Scott R. "Randy" Richey and his wife Tish of Scottsburg and Marty Richey and his wife Cindy of Raymond, Mississippi; two daughters, Kelly Eggleston and her husband Philip of Warner Robins, Georgia and Jill Baker and her husband Dale of Scottsburg; a sister, Yvonne Kreeger and her husband David of Bluffton; nine grandchildren, Jimmy, Brittney, Jonathan, Jacob, Dawson, Caroline, Abby, Ellen and Macy and five great-grandchildren, Cindy, Lola, Emily Jo, Natalie and Nash.
Funeral Service will be at 10 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with David Colbert officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be following the funeral at Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Ride For A Cure c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


EDWARD DALE DRUMMOND, 79, Memphis, died on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
He was a member of the Charlestown congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, and served as a congregation elder for 31 years.
He was married to his wife, Cheryl Drummond, for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife; two children, Michelle Roeder (married to Randy Roeder), and Edward John Drummond (married to Cyra-Lea Drummond)and four grandsons, Caleb Roeder, Samuel Roeder, Levi Roeder, and Isaac Drummond.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Charlestown on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2 pm.


GORDON L. MOORE, 67, Scottsburg, died Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence.
He was born on February 12, 1950 in Louisville, the son of the late Albert L. "Hap" Moore, Jr. and Inez E. (Paul) Moore. He was a retired employee of the old Moore's Concrete Company in Scottsburg and a member of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Korea as a Medic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris M. Moore.
Survivors include three brothers, Gerald "Archie" Moore and Marvin (Darlene) Moore all of Scottsburg and Willard Moore of Greenwood; five sisters, Florence "Bootsie" Royalty of Crothersville, Hazel Lesnet, Alberta Moore and Nellie Moore all of Scottsburg and Sabrena Moore of Lexington and several generations of nieces and nephews and a special friend, Lorna Webster.
Cremation was entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Graveside Service will be at noon on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Cana Cemetery in Uniontown.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 09:06