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Obituaries June 28, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 26 June 2017 00:00

BOBBY WOOTEN, 50
RUTH MARIE (HESS) DEITSCH, 82
ERVIN LAMAR SCHAFER, 89
BUFORD OWEN ALEXANDER, 72
RUTH E. "RUTHIE" SPICER, 95
RAINY WILLIAMS, 84
MARTHA F. SMITH, 71
DOROTHY ELIZABETH RICHIE, 86
HORACE IRVIN GREEN, 69
RICHARD M. LEWIS JR., 67
FRANCES STEWART, 94
MARK ANTHONY TULLY, 57
FAITH MARIE COATS DARNELL, 9 months
LARRY VERNON ATKINS, 67
VOLENA MERDIETH, 94
WILLIAM E. "BUDDY" DEATON, 56
LENORA FOX, 48

BOBBY WOOTEN, 50, Austin, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 8:21pm at Norton's Hospital in Louisville.
He was born July 5, 1966 in Scottsburg, the son of Barlow Wooten, Austin and Curtis Jean (Campbell) Wooten, Combs, Kentucky.
He was a former employee of Indiana State Hwy. Dept. Scottsburg. He attended the Kent Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert Carson Wooten, Kent; daughter, Amber Jean Barnes, Madison; sisters, Teresa (Jerry) Mullins, Austin, Bonnie Baker, Seymour, Patricia (James) Barrnett, Austin and grandchildren, Bryson, Hailey and Paisley.
He was preceded in death by His daughter, Christie Wooten Campbell and brother, Larry Baker.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Visitation will be 4-8 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home and after 9 am Wednesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


RUTH MARIE (HESS) DEITSCH, 82, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
The daughter of the late George and Margaret (Andres) Hess, Ruth was born September 27, 1934 in New Albany. She retired from the Marriott Corporation in 1991 was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church and the church quilting club, and was very active in the LIFT Group.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted T. Deitsch, Sr.; siblings, Carl Hess, Jayne Neidiffer, Rita Neafus, Lucille Riall, and Dorothy Patton.
Survivors include her children, Ted T. Deitsch, Jr. (Debbie), Andy Deitsch (Dena), Peggy Jenkins (Bill), and Becky Lenz (Donnie); sisters, Mary Loftus and Betty Hutchinson; grandchildren, Nicole (Jeremy), Tara (Kevin), B.J. (Heather), Thomas (Tiffany), Emily (Chris), Ryan, Aaron, and Stephanie; great grandchildren, Zada, Phoenix, Lucy, Cole, Harper, and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-8 pm Wednesday and after 10 am Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. Her Funeral Mass will be 2 pm Thursday at St. Mary of the Knobs Chapel followed by private entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.
The family suggests memorial gifts be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfs.com.


ERVIN LAMAR SCHAFER, 89, Marysville, died Sunday June 18, 2017 at Maple Manor Christian Home in Sellersburg.
He was born on August 23, 1927 in Marysville, to Edward and Laura Belle Rodgers Schafer. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, was retired from LG&E as an electrician, and was a Deacon and member of the Marysville Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife Emma Lou Feye Schafer; son, Dr. Howard Schafer (Terri) of Lafayette; daughter, Nancy Schafer of Louisville; his grandchildren: Holly Schafer Swihart (Jeff), Patrick Schafer, Philip Schafer (Carly), and Natasha Schafer; as well as his great-grandchild Brayson Swihart.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 1 pm at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8 pm and again on Saturday beginning at 11 am.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Marysville Christian Church 22824 Marysville Rd Marysville, IN 47141.
Online condolences can be made at www.graysonfuneralhome.com


BUFORD OWEN ALEXANDER, 72, Deputy, died on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home in Deputy.
He was born July 3, 1944 in Bedford, Kentucky. He was the son of the late Leslie Cull and Ruby Cecil Moore Alexander. He was inducted into the United States Army on February 25, 1964 in Louisville. He rose to the rate of Specialist Four during the Vietnam War serving in the 500 Transportation Company in the First Army. He was honorably discharged on February 27, 1967 at Fort Knox, Kentucky and remained in the Reserves until February 24, 1970. He had worked as an over the road truck driver for over 47 years and for most of his career was spent with Pegasus out of Louisville. He had received his Million Mile award and had driven all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. He resided in Spring, Texas from 1981-1989 when he moved to Jefferson County. He was raised in the Bedford Baptist Church and was currently a member of the Open Door Baptist Church in Deputy.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Ann Shelley Alexander of Deputy; his children, Lori Harmon and her husband, Richard of Hanover, Allan Manaugh of Metropolis, Illinois, Dawn Motley and her husband, Chris of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Christopher Alexander and his companion, Amy Whitlock of Katy, Texas; his grandchildren, Jodi, Steve, Jed, Allison, Kenny, Kerry, Ariel, Jude, Abbi and Bekah; his great grandchildren, Jayden, Kylie and Cole; his sister, Doris Brown and her husband, Shirley of Bedford, Kentucky and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Glenford Alexander, died December 21, 2016 and Kenneth Alexander, died August 14, 2011.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 23, 2017, at 10:30 am, by Pastor Brad Enevoldsen at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Bedford Cemetery in Bedford, Kentucky. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the time of service at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison.
A final salute will be conducted on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion with full military honors to follow at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude. Cards are available at the funeral home.


RUTH E. "RUTHIE" SPICER, 95, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home in Delaware, Ohio.
She was born on October 4, 1921 in Madison County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late James Walter Whicker and Della (Bowles) Whicker. She was a homemaker, and of Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Vernon Spicer on January 5, 2000.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Orville, Clyde and William Whicker and three sisters, Lucy Robbins, Shirley Turner and Jewell Smith.
Survivors include her son, Kenneth J. Spicer and his wife Aurelia of Galena, Ohio; a brother, Mack Whicker of Lexington; her grandson, Justin R. Spicer and his wife Gaby; one step-grandson, Michael Hunsinger and his wife Hollie; four great-grandchildren and special friends, Debbie and Roger Napier, John Stacey and Mr. C.
Funeral Service will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Justin R. Spicer officiating. Visitation will be from 11 am to 12 Noon Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Sarah Moore Service Board c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


RAINY WILLIAMS, 84, Pekin, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the home of her daughter.
She was born December 31, 1932 in Louellen, Kentucky the daughter of Brownlow and Queen Dell Woods Burton. She was a homemaker, raising nine children, and spent many years as a teachers aide for Head Start. She attended church at Full Gospel Tabernacle of Sellersburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Williams; one step-son, Eugene Williams; three grandsons, Roger Alan Casey, Joseph Edward Casey and Charlie Wilkerson; one great-great-granddaughter, Lillyana Grace Williams; five sisters, six brothers and her parents.
She is survived by her children, Glenda Moore of Salem, Brenda Jaskolski of Salem, Elmer (Fuzz) Williams (Kim) of Pekin, Phyllis Smith (Kim) of Salem, Keith Williams (Lori) of Pekin, Bruce Williams (Lucille) of Jesup, Georgia, Carolyn Denton of Otisco, Adam Williams (Mary) of Pekin and Myra Rippy of Salem; three sisters, Golden White, Mary Nell Mallot and Joyce Wynn all of Salem; 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6PM and Monday from 9-time of service.


MARTHA F. SMITH, 71, Marysville, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at her home.
She was born on April 14, 1946 in Madison, to George and Martha (Gallagher) Ferguson. She was a retired seamstress, a volunteer coordinator at the Lanier Manson in Madison, and a member of the First Christian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her grandson, Dillon Henry.
Survivors include her husband, Archie Smith of New Washington; son, George Henry of Vevay; daughter, Martha Dawn Hizer of Fairdale, Ky; sister, Sue E. Graham of Madison; grandchildren, Logan Henry, Georganna Henry, Jeremy McDarment, Sr., and Mallory McDarment; great-grandson, Jeremy McDarment, Jr.; step-children, Amy Gillespie of Charlestown, and Steven Smith of New Albany; step-grandchildren, Lucas Gillespie, Lincoln Gillespie, Lilly Gillespie, Caleb Smith, Leah Smith, Rebecca Smith, and Mark Smith; special friends, Freddie, Selena, Frieda, and Gizelle.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 am at the Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover, with burial to follow in the Springdale Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will begin on Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, and after 9am on Monday.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


DOROTHY ELIZABETH RICHIE, 86, Charlestown, died Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was born on February 11, 1931 in St. Joe, Missouri to Lloyd and Mildred Cameron Kirby. She was a former cafeteria worker for Greater Clark County Schools and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Richie and sister, Barbara Waltz.
Survivors include her daughter, Louann Conrad of Charlestown; sons, Richard J. Richie (Laura) and Gary Richie (Jackie) both of Jeffersonville; brothers, Richard J. Brown of St. Joe, MO, Jimmy and Billy Helmbrecht both of Evansville, IN; sisters, Carolyn Jackson, Sharon Kell and Jonell Chernetsky all of Evansville, IN; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm on Monday June 26, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington. Visitation will begin after 11 am on Monday at the funeral home.


HORACE IRVIN GREEN, 69, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born on February 25, 1948 in Scottsburg, the son of the late Emery and Ella Louise (Newby) Green. He was a retired Machine Operator for the Cummins Engine Company at Columbus, Madison and Seymour, where he worked for 35 years. He lived all of his in Scott County, was a member of the Scottsburg First Christian Church and a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War.
He was married on June 26, 1971 to Bev (Breedlove) Green, who survives. Survivors also include a daughter, Paula and husband Marty Everhart of Austin; two sons, Jeff and wife Bobbie Green of Vallonia, Greg and wife Katie Green of Scottsburg; a sister, Linda Crace of Charlestown; two brothers, Gerald Green of Austin; Darrell Green of Scottsburg and five grandchildren; Cayla Everhart, Justin Green, Alyssa Green, Connor Everhart and Malia Green.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glenn Green and a sister, Janice Green.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Monday at Collins Funeral Home with Bro. John Lowry officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be at Scottsburg Cemetery Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at collinsfuneralhome.net


RICHARD M. LEWIS JR., 67, Nineveh, IN, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Born September 22, 1949 in Glasgow, KY, he was the son of the late Richard M. Lewis Sr., and Imogene (Williams) Lewis. He was a 1967 Franklin Community High School graduate. On July 24, 1989 in Glasgow, KY, he married Linda G. (Sage) Lewis who survives in Nineveh. He worked as a Wonder Bread Hostess Route Man. He was a member of Franklin Memorial Church in Franklin.
Other survivors include, two children, Tracie (Scott) Lewis Lunde of Atlanta, GA and Susan Lewis of Nineveh; twi grandchildren, Austin Lunde of Atlanta, GA and Trenton Smith of Nineveh; three nephews; two great-nieces; three great-nephews, and one great-great niece; two siblings, Garry (Carol) Lewis of Monrovia and Judy Lewis Hobson of Columbus.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sue Lewis Simon.
Pastor David Schill conducted Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Crothersville Cemetery.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Crothersville Cemetery c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com.


FRANCES STEWART, 94, Nabb, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Sharon Craig.
She was born on April 15, 1923 to Cecil and Lura (McHenry) Stricker in Clark Co. She was a retired housekeeper, caregiver, and a member of the Hibernia Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Craig (Sonny) of Nabb, and Kathy Weber (Don) of Sellersburg; grandchildren, Tammy and Travis Craig both of Charlestown; step-granddaughter, Linda Weber of Clarksville; step-great-grandchildren, Cameron, and Brendan.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington, with burial in the Hibernia Cemetery.
Online condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome.com


MARK ANTHONY TULLY, 57, Charlestown, died Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on January 7, 1960 in Jeffersonville to Herman and Allene Butler Tully. Mr. Tully served his country by spending four years as a member of the US Marines and 16 years in the Indiana National Guard.
He is survived by his mother, Allene Tully of Charlestown; brother, Mike Tully of Charlestown; sisters, Linda Faye Crone of Lexington and Lisa Ann Tully of Boulder, CO; niece and nephews, Tiffany Tully, Joshua Crone, Nicholas Tully and Travis Crone.
The family chose cremation and a memorial services will be held at a later date.
Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown is handling the arrangements.


FAITH MARIE COATS DARNELL, 9 months, Salem, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital Salem.
She was born August 31, 2016 in Louisville the daughter of Dewayne Darnell and Tonya Coats.
She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Ethan Coats of Salem and Elijah Brough of Salem; a sister, Shayley Arp of Columbus; grandparents, Randy and Marilyn Coats of Salem and Timmy and Sherry McAdams of Salem, and great-grandmothers, Juanita Hoke of Salem and Lois Coats of Borden.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11AM-time of service.


LARRY VERNON ATKINS, 67, Salem, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd.
He was born September 2, 1949 in Scottsburg the son of Roy Vernon Atkins and Dorothy Rose Grammar Atkins. He was retired from C and M Conveyors in Mitchell. He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dena Sipple Atkins and his parents.
He is survived by two brothers, Bill Atkins of Salem and Gary Atkins of Pekin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Brother Bill Berry officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM and Wednesday from 9 AM until time of service.


VOLENA MERDIETH, 94, Austin, died Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
Born May 13, 1923 in London, KY, she was the daughter of the late John McFadden and Ethel (Anders) Rose. She retired from Morgan Foods after 45 years and was a member of Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Crothersville.
Survivors include her son Billy Scott Bowman, Austin and sisters, Claudia McCarty, London, Kentucky and Lois Rose, London, Kentucky. She is also survived by three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Merdieth, sons, Hobert and Herbert Bowman, and a brother, Carl Anders.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Herbert Scott Bowman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm Wednesday at Buchanan Fueral Home in Austin. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net


WILLIAM E. "BUDDY" DEATON, 56, Austin, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
He was born January 6, 1961 in Seymour, the son of the late Billy Deaton and Patty (Daniel) Deaton, who survives. He was a former employee of Reliance Industries Columbus, Ind.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda (Gambill) Deaton, Austin; son, Billy Ervin Deaton, Jr., Austin; daughter, Riley Rachelle Deaton, Seymour; sister, Sherry (Paul) Manley, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Sandy Nichols, Louisville; grandchildren, LeAvnna Kristina Hudson, Daulton Lee Graham and jaxson William Lee Deaton.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Harold White & Rev. Billy Deaton officiating. Visitation will be 11 am to 2 pm Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin. Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net


LENORA FOX, 48, Austin, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany.
Born February 19, 1969 in Hazard, KY, she was the daughter of the late John and Gloria Jean (Morris) Herald. She was a receiving clerk at Morgan Foods in Austin.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Randal Fox, Austin; a son, Shawn Michael Fox, Sebring, FL.; daughters, Candice Jean Fox, Austin and Shawna Michelle Wilson, Salem; a brother, John Herald, Dalton, GA.; sister, Sandra Logsdon, Louisville; three grandchildren, Nate Fox, Brier Fox, and Harmony Spicer.
Funeral Service will be at 2 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Jeff Mullins officiating. Visitation will be 10 am to 2 pm Thursday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin.
Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 07:10