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Obituaries September 20, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 September 2017 00:00

MABLE MARIE AXSOM, 98
KEITH ALLEN BAYES, 82
KATHERYN M. (LANGFORD) SAPPENFIELD, 101
FLORENCE E. RICHARDSON, 96
HERSHELL H. JEWELL, 87
DANNY RICHIE, 66
ROY A. ROBBINS, 77
TYLER COOK, 19
VERLIN D. BOWMAN, 85
HOMER EDWARD COUCH, 65
EMMA MAE LEWIS JENT, 90
LARRY WAYNE SMITH, 76
LARRY HOWARD MAHONEY, 74
CHARLES WAYNE WHICKER, 60
WILMA GAY, 96


MABLE MARIE AXSOM, 98, Salem, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Meadow View Health Care Center.
Born April 9, 1919 in Heltonville, she was the daughter of the late Earl Ross Ramsay and Evah Lena (Kinser) Ramsay. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church of Salem and had been a life resident of Washington and Lawrence Counties. She married December 24, 1936 to Harry Victor Axsom, who died Nov. 15, 1990.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Kay Kay of West Palm Beach, Florida; a son, Alan Ross Axsom, of Henryville; two brothers, Harry Ramsay of Bedford and Jim Ramsay of Pekin. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one Son, David Gary Axsom; two sisters Hazel Norman and Josephine Southern.
Visitation will be from 10 am to 1 pm Wednesday with a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm Wednesday at Dawalt Funeral Home with Pastor Sid Dye officiating. Committal and interment will follow the funeral at Bunker Hill Cemetery near Salem.


KEITH ALLEN BAYES, 82, North Vernon, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his residence.
Born February 16, 1935 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Willard Bill and Guthra Mahan Bayes. He married Neisha Bridges on December 27, 1987 in Tennessee, she survives. He was a 1953 graduate of New Washington High School and a graduate of Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bayes worked for Kabco Construction of North Vernon retiring 2010, and was owner of Bayes Construction in Scottsburg. He was member of the Methodist Church in Scottsburg, attended Marion Baptist Church in Jennings County and a member of Petroleum Marketers Association. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Surviving with his wife Neisha are son, Gordon (Kathy) Bayes of Scottsburg; daughters, Riley Jo Bayes of Scottsburg, Lorna (John) Conder of Underwood and Evelyn (Bob Covey) Alsup of Anchorage, Alaska; step-sons, John (Stacey) Graham of Hayden and Steven Graham of North Vernon; brother, Duane (Sandy) Bayes of Marysville; sisters, Shirley White and Lana (Darrell) Sarver both of Marysville; grandchildren, Katie Conder of Underwood, BJ Arbuckle, Brooke (Rick) Johnson and Mandy (Jared) Peterson all of Scottsburg, Ally (Brock) Alsup of Indianapolis, Matt Bayes of Austin and Annie Covey of Anchorage, Alaska; step-grandchild, Skyler Bayes of North Vernon and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) until time of service on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Marion Baptist Cemetery in Jennings County.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Baptist Church Youth through the funeral home.
Leave the family a message of condolence at www.dovesharprudicel.com


KATHERYN M. (LANGFORD) SAPPENFIELD, 101, Palmyra, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Autumn Woods Health Campus in New Albany.
She was born September 4, 1916 to Lawrence and Floda (Fisher) Langford in Bradford. She graduated from Morgan Township High School in 1936 and married M. Dale Sappenfield on June 28, 1941. She was a waitress and hostess at the Stagecoach Restaurant and a member of the Old Evangelical United Brethren Church in Bradford.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Rolene Brown and her husband Marion; her extended family, Don Trowbridge and children.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Love Funeral Home with interment in Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, September 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service all at Love Funeral Home.


FLORENCE E. RICHARDSON, 96, Greensburg, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:38 pm, in Aspen Place Health Campus of Greensburg.
Born April 20, 1921 in Salem, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late William I. and Louanna (Chastain) Gilstrap. She was a retired employee of the old Gould Powdered Metal Company in Salem, a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church and had been a resident of Greensburg since 1993, formerly of Washington County. Florence married July 17, 1943 to Lawrence L. Richardson, who passed away Feb. 3, 1998.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Jeff Durham of Indianapolis, Brian Durham of Yorktown and Jeri Gramman of Greensburg; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters (Judy Kay Richardson & Carolyn Sue Durham); six sisters and six brothers.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Thursday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 am until the time of the service on Thursday. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.


HERSHELL H. JEWELL, 87, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was born on June 15, 1930 in Beattyville, Kentucky, the son of the late Lee A. Jewell and Maggie Elizabeth (Palmer) Jewell. He was married on Nov. 26, 1949 to Dolores C. (McClain) Jewell. He was the owner of the old Jewell's RCA Sales and Service in Scottsburg, Indiana for 63 years retiring in 2010. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. After serving his country, he attended and graduated from the old Louisville Radio School. He was a member of the Safe Harbor Church of God in Scottsburg and a 32nd Degree member of the Scottsburg Lodge # 572 F & AM. Earlier in his life, he had been a member of the Kiwanis Club and the American Legion Post # 234 both in Scottsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Eugene, Brown, Kerney, Conley and James Jewell and four sisters, Nettie Begley, Nazzie Brandenburg, Marie Barnes and Cleta Fern Alexander.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Dolores C. Jewell; two sons, Stephen D. Jewell and his wife Faye of Austin, and Michael S. Jewell and his wife Teresa of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, Trenton Jewell, Codie Morris and Stephanie Stacy; three great-grandchildren, Abby Morris, Jared and Kendra Lucas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Joe Deaton officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday and after 10 am Saturday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to teh American Red Cross for Hurricane Relief c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


DANNY RICHIE, 66, Scottsburg, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at The Waters of Scottsburg in Scottsburg.
He was born November 13, 1950 in Austin, IN, he was the son of the late Girgley Richie and Polly (Dehart) Bowling, who survives. in Austin. He was retired and he served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his son, Wesley Richie, Charlestown; his mother, Polly Bowling, Austin; grandchildren, Eli and Lily Richie.
Memorial Service 4:30 PM Sunday September 24, 2017 at Trinity House of Prayer, Austin.
Visitation will be from 2:30-4:30 PM Sunday September 24, 2017 at Trinity House of Prayer.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


ROY A. ROBBINS, 77, Crothersville, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Hoosier Christian Village Nursing Home.
Born April 17, 1940 in Jackson County. He was a son of Clem M. Robbins and Mary Sherman Robbins. He was raised in Tampico and graduated from Tampico High School in 1959. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Crothersville. He had worked and retired from Morgan Canning Company in Austin.  Later he worked at numerous Restaurants in Seymour.
Survivors include three nephews, Richard (Lucy) Tormoehlen of Kokomo, Roger (Karen) Tormoehlen, of Oxford, IN, Greg Tormoehlen and friend, Rebekah Spurgeon, of Springfield, Kentucky, a niece, Sue Ann Rommel, of Brownstown; six great-nephews and great-nieces, Naomi (matt) State, Martin (Suzanne) Tormoehlen, Cody Tormoehlen, Sean Tormoehlen, Lynne Marie Tormoehlen, and Laura Rommel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Paul Robbins, a sister Dorothy J. Tormoehlen and a niece, Esther Tormoehlen.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Russell Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4-8 PM and after Noon on Sunday all at the funeral home.
Memorials may be written to the Russell Chapel Cemetery or the Bethany Baptist Church c/o Adams Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 E Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com


TYLER COOK, 19, Fredericksburg, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 due to an automobile accident.
He was born February 20, 1998 in Clarksville, to Leeann Arnold. He was a 2016 graduate of West Washington High School. While in school. He was very involved in track and cross country. He was also a “tech guru” and loved assisting with computer issues and teaching others how to use them. He was an employee of Burger King and a member of Charity Baptist Church in Central Barren.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his dad, Daniel Arnold; his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Hall; eight siblings, Kaela Sutherland, Jaeden Cook, Kylie Gum, Daniel Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Peyton Arnold, Isaiah Arnold, and Noah Arnold. He is also survived by his grandmother, Patricia Atkins; his grandfather Ricky Mills; and his great-grandfather, Don Atkins; his uncle, William Eric Johnson and his aunt Patti Sweetin.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother, Barbara Atkins.
The family has chosen cremation.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Love Home in Palmyra from 4-6 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with Tyler’s funeral expenses. Donations can be made at Papa Johns in Salem, Auto Zone, Burger King, or West Washington High School. You may donate through Tyler’s GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/19-year-old-nephew.
A fundraiser will also be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 during Friday Night on the Square.


VERLIN D. BOWMAN, 85, Salem, died September 17, 2017 at Baptist East Hospital Palliative Care Unit in Louisville, Kentucky.
He was born January 23, 1932 in Paynesville, the son of Amos and Stella Mattox Bowman. He graduated from Paynesville High School, Paynesville, in 1951 and was a member of Paynesville Christian Church but attended Canton Christian Church for the past several years. He was an auto mechanic, owner of a milk route, and retired from Eddie Gilstrap Motors, Salem. He was an Army veteran. He has resided in both Salem and Louisville for many years.
He married Annabelle Akin in 1986, who survives him. Other survivors include three step-children, Thomas Andrew (Georgia) Akin of Columbia, Kentucky, Karen Susanne Akin of Louisville, Kentucky, and Troy Matthew Akin of Sumersville, Kentucky, and one step-granddaughter, Stefanie Annell (Ahsan) Zia of Louisville, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Phillips of Casper, Wyoming, and a brother, Gwen Bowman of Chelsea.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Canton Christian Church with Toney Voyles and Paul Martin officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military honors.
The family asks that donations be made to Canton Christian Church.


HOMER EDWARD COUCH, 65, Madison, formerly of Scottsburg, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison.
He was born on November 8, 1951 in Kodak, Kentucky, the son of the late Sam Couch Sr. and Marie (Mullins) Bailey. He was a former employee of the old Golden Foundry in Columbus.
Survivors include a daughter, Lori Vazquez and husband Mark of Seymour; a sister, Rosie L. Pulliam of Clarksville; three brothers, Bobby Couch and his wife Misty of Salem, James Couch of Clay City, Kentucky and Sam Couch, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Austin; four grandchildren, Joe and Leo Soriano, Monica Martinez-Garcia and Brittney Martinez and five great-grandchildren, Dyanara, Alek, Amir, Amil and Francisco.
Graveside Service will be held at 1 pm Monday, September 18, 2017 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Bart Smith officiating.
Arrangements were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can me made at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


EMMA MAE LEWIS JENT, 90, Scottsburg, died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
Born June 24, 1927 in Perry County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Martin Lewis and Rachel Ada (Roundtree) Lewis. She was a member of Free Pentecostal Church of God on 3rd Street in Austin, where she was a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.
Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Crowe, Scottsburg, Angela Kay Crowe, Lexington, and Tina Mae Crowe, Lexington; son, Herbert Jent, Jr., Scottsburg. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren and her faithful dog Baby Boris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pastor Herbert Jent, Sr., daughters, Loretta Faye Doane, Pamela Ann Jent, and siblings, Albert Lewis, Joseph H. Lewis, Keith Lewis, Clarence Lewis, Herman Lewis, Martina Reinhart, Lucille Flanagan, Loretta Stocker, and Betty Dorsey.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with Rev. Scottie Stamper officiating. Visitation will be 10 am to 1 pm Tuesday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Lick Branch Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Online Condolences can be made at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.


LARRY WAYNE SMITH, 76, Hanover, died Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the Thornton Terrace Health Campus in Hanover.
Her was born October 3, 1940 at Shelbyville, Indiana. He was the son of the late Lloyd William and Helen Ruth Ashley Smith. He lived most of his life in Jefferson County and attended school there and in Madison. He was inducted into the United States Navy at the age of 16 on January 3, 1957 in Shelbyville, and he received his GED. He rose to the rate of fireman serving in San Francisco and honorably discharged in September 22, 1960 in San Francisco. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 5, 1962 at Indianapolis and rose to the rate Specialist Four serving in the 3rd Army, Battery A, 2nd Howitzer Battalion in the 11th Artillery during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on April 2, 1965 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He was employed with the Jefferson Proving Ground retiring in 1993 after 34 years of service. He held membership in the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765, Madison VFW Post 1969, Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion and the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Joan Elizabeth Loos Backus Smith of Hanover; his son, Jeffery Smith of Madison; his step-daughter, Tammy Courtney and her husband, Bob of Madison; his step-sons, Robert Lynn Backus and his wife, Annette of Scottsburg, Chad Backus and his wife, Nicki of Canaan, Indiana; his grandchildren, Josh Higgins and Bethany Geyman; his great-grandchildren, Hunter, Gavin, Kole, Maylee, Landon, Kaedon, Jaxon and his step-grandchildren, Miles, Lindsay, Zack, Logan, Jessica, Sarah, Maddie Grace and Chad Walter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd William Smith, his mother, Helen Ruth Ashley Smith, his brothers, Richard and Donald Smith, and his sisters, Phyllis Webster and Sharon Wooten.
Funeral services were Sunday, September 17, 2017 and were conducted by Pastor Kevin Crouch at the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church, 2601 North Ryker's Ridge Road near Madison. Interment is at the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryker's Ridge Baptist Church.


LARRY HOWARD MAHONEY, 74, Lexington, died Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the River Terrace Health Campus.
He was born April 18, 1943 in Trimble County, Kentucky on Corn Creek. He was the son of the late Charles Lucian and Lura Gertrude King Mahoney. He began a career with the U.S. Shoe Corporation and worked his way up to Senior Vice President of Manufacturing traveling to all the plants the company owned. He retired after 40 years of service. He was of the Christian faith and attended Holiness Tabernacle earlier in life. He held membership in the Kent Volunteer Fire Department and served as a Reserve Deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. He had formerly been a member of the Madison Moose Lodge No. 765 and the Madison Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 54 years, Barbara Ann Stanley Mahoney of Lexington; his son, Rodney Mahoney and his wife, Darla of Lexington; his daughter, Montica Mahoney Brawner and her husband, Tony of Hanover; his grandchildren, Tanner Mahoney and his wife, Sarah, Morgan Mahoney Jones and her husband, Caleb, Matthew Brawner and his wife, Lacy, Brandon Brawner and his wife, Stephanie and Michael Brawner; his great-grandchildren, Addison Jo Brawner, Mason Brawner and Lane Yager; his brothers, Charles Denver Mahoney of Madison, Rev. Monty Mahoney and his wife, Karen of Madison; his sisters, Bonnie Corrine Tilley of Carrollton, Kentucky, Evelyn Louise Wingham and her husband, Tommy of Bedford, Kentucky, Virginia Ann Youngblood Manship of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lucian Mahoney, his mother, Lura Gertrude King Mahoney, his brother, Norman Delbert Mahoney, his sisters, Mary Ethel Hamilton, and her husband, Donald and Margaret Alice Purvis and her husband, Robert Lindsey.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Monty L. Mahoney at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive Madison, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Moffett Cemetery in Milton, Kentucky. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and 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 King's Daughters' Cancer Center. Cards are available at the funeral home.


CHARLES WAYNE WHICKER, 60, Tacoma, Washington formerly of Hanover, died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at his home in Tacoma, Washington.
He was born December 11, 1956 in Madison, the son of the late Farris and Ethel York Whicker. He was raised in Jefferson County and was a 1974 graduate of Southwestern High School. He was inducted into the United States Army and honorably discharged. He was a member of the Lick Branch Baptist Church near Deputy. He worked as a supervisor mechanic in the Industrial Mechanical Industry.He had currently been working as a dealer for the casino.
He is survived by his brothers, Jonnie Mack Whicker and his wife, Donna of Lexington, Roger Whicker of Kingston, Georgia, Ronnnie Whicker and his wife, Terry of Hanover, Danny Whicker of Hanover; his sisters, Jewell Crook of Deputy, Sue Armand and her husband, Rick of Madison; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Farris Whicker, died August 15, 1988, his mother, Ethel York Whicker, died July 14, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., by Bro. Brian Shulz at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, 278 East Main Street in Hanover. Interment will be private at the Lick Branch Cemetery near Deputy. Friends may call Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, 278 East Main Street in Hanover.
A final salute will military honors will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel, by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Branch Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.


WILMA GAY, 96, Scottsburg, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on February 24, 1921 in Leslie County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late James Morgan and Nancy (Bowling) Morgan. She was a former seamstress at the old U.S. Shoe Company in Crothersville and a member of the Zoah Christian Church in Scottsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Gay; three brothers, Douglas, Brett and Burgoyne Morgan and three sisters, Madelon Rector, Gladys Kiviniemi and Alma Hoard.
Survivors include her son, Dale G. Gay and his wife Nancy of Scottsburg; a brother, Marmaduke Morgan of London, Kentucky; a sister, Yvonne Cull of Readyville, Tennessee five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg with Bro. Ralph Hillenburg officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday and after 9 am Wednesday at Collins Funeral Home. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 11:05