Obituaries October 18, 2017 PDF Print E-mail
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DR. BILL MANN, 91, Scottsburg, died October 9 2017, in Scottsburg.
He was born November 2 1925 in Lafayette the son of Russell Mann & Loretta Catherine Barragree Mann. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School and had a BA at Indiana University. He previously practiced dentistry at Craigmont in Madison. He purchased the dental practice of Dr. Brown in Scottsburg and retired from his own family dentistry practice in Scottsburg. He ery proudly served as a tail gunner in the U.S. Air Force during WW II. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg; Scottsburgh F&AM #572; American Legion and the Kiwanis Club of Scottsburg.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Lee Mann and a sister, Maxine Greenwood.
He is survived by his Wife, Leta M Mann, Scottsburg; sons, Gary Mann (Darrell), Sherman Oaks, CA, Eric Mann, Scottsburg, Dr. Steven Mann, Garden City, FL; daughters, Susan Graham, Roseburg, OR and Kathryn Heller, Fowler, IN; grandchildren, Christopher Mann, Lauren Lyon (Mark), Nicholas Graham (Sanami), Rebecca Melton (Ryan), Erin Mann, Elise Mann, Andrew Heller, Adam Heller, Carmen Mann and great-grandchildren, Hannah Mathweg, Joelle Melton and Amelia Grace.
There will be no visitation and services will be at a later date.
Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home;, 80 N 1st St., in Scottsburg handled the arrangements.

CAROLE T. ALLEN, 74, Jeffersonville, died Sunday October 8, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1943 in Austin, to Woodrow and Wilma Coons Turner, Sr. She was a former secretary and Administrative Assistant at UPS, and Bellarmine and Spalding Universities.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don Allen.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lois Turner of Fairdale, KY and Carol Turner of Jeffersonville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lewis and Betty Stoner of Charlestown and Paul and Linda Miller of New Albany.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 am on Thursday until the time of the service.

MINNIE JEWELL GARRETT, 88, Bowling Green died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green.
The Clay County native was born on August 4, 1929 to the late Taylor and Sarah Etta McWhorter Jewell.
She is preceded in death by, eight siblings; Violette, Elvey, Lincoln, James, Oliver, Randel and Wendell Jewell, sister in law; Iva Jewell.
She is survived by, three daughters, Judy Lacefield (Richard), Shirley McKinney, (Ray), and Joetta Arnett; two siblings, Versel Jewell (Fern) and Perry Jewell; five grandchildren, Darren Lacefield, Ben Warren, Laura Medlock, Sara Garner and Emily Hammons Damron; eight great grandchildren, Payton and Mallory Garner, Anna and John Lacefield, Isaac and Ian Rone, and Matthew and Rachel Medlock.
Memorial Service will be held at Living Hope Baptist Chapel, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 am. Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to, Disabled American Veterans Fund, 807 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY. 42240.

ROSE MARIE LEWIS, 69, Sellersburg, died Monday October 9, 2017 at her home.
She was born on February 22, 1948 in Tyrone, KY, to Bernard and Cornelia Rose Beasley Stewart. She was also a former custodian for Great Clark County Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger A. Lewis, sister Bonnie Aldridge and brother Bernard Stewart, Jr.
Survivors include her daughters, Shelly Hammack of Clarksville, Missy Grose (Chuck) of Sellersburg and Sandy Orthober (Mark) of Jeffersonville; sister, Reva Beagle of Lawrenceburg, KY; brother, Stanley R. Stewart of Lawrenceburg, KY; grandchildren Brittany Shafer (Brandon) of Sellersburg, Brooke Rodgers (Austin) of Memphis; great-grandchildren, Chloe, Braylee, Bentlee, Aubre and Jaelynn.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm on Saturday October 14, 2017 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday.

HARRISON T. BOWLING, 77, Scottsburg, died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Scott Memorial Hospital.
He was born on April 3, 1940 in Perry County, Kentucky, the son of the late Edmond and Nancy Bowling. He was married on June 11, 1958 to Sadie L. Deaton. He was a retired employee of Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, where he worked for 35 years. He also served his country for 12 years in the Indiana Army Reserves.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth Petersen and several infant siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie L. Bowling; two sons, Donald R. Bowling of Scipio and Tracy L. Bowling and his wife Cindy of Scottsburg; four daughters, Joyce Zuckschwerdt and her husband Chester and Sandy Hall and her husband Jeff all of Austin, Marcy Fryfogle and her husband Russ and Carey Beswick-Nicholson and her husband Derek all of Scottsburg; a brother, Charlie Bowling and his wife Dorothy of Scottsburg; a sister, Louella Sims of Scottsburg; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at noon, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Pastor Dan McDonald officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday. Interment will be in Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin.
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CHARLET RUTH LAMB, 87, Deputy, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born on May 10, 1930 in Anderson, Indiana, the daughter of the late Charles L. Beard and Dessie (Smith) Beard. She was married on Feb. 26, 1949 to Albert F. Lamb, who preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2014. She was a retired assistant mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and the oldest member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Deputy.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Elson Collins; two brothers, Bruce and Wilbur Owens; three sisters, Imogene Lamb, Marie Anderson and Leora Price; a grandson, Derek Lamb and a great grandson, Cameron Foley.
Survivors include a son, Louis and wife Connie Lamb of Deputy; a daughter, Donna Collins of Deputy; two sisters, Virginia Wren of Haines City, Florida and Velma Lunsford of North Vernon; three grandchildren, Chasity Teltow, Shawn Collins and his wife Shelly and Jason Collins and his wife Terry; ten great-grandchildren, Kyle, Cierra, Matt, Samantha, Kimberly, Jordan, Jonah, Dakota, Cheyenne and Breann and five great-great-grandchildren, Colby, Raylen, Aubrie, Grayson and Easton.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Monday, October 16, 2017 at Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday at Collins Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Bethany Baptist Cemetery in Deputy.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church c/o Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
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NAOMI GRAY, 84, Salem, died October 10, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.
She was born on June 24, 1933 in Borden. She was a retired Cook Supervisor for the Washington County Sheriff Department. She was a member of Christian Heritage Church in Salem.
Survivors include her son, David Gray of Salem; brother, Ralph Coats of Jeffersonville; two sisters, Emilie Martin of Salem & Geneva Skelton of Indianapolis and a great- grandson, Stephen Gray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Gray; parents, Lewie Ivan Coats & Iva Ester Blankenbaker Coats and two grandsons, Ryan Gray & Troy Gray and a great-grandson, Darren Gray.
The funeral service will be at 1 PM Saturday at the Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home in Salem. Viewing will be from 4-8 PM Friday & Saturday from 11 AM until time of service, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery. Tom Fultz will officiate.
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MORRIS E. “CHIGGER” STRANGE, 86, Salem, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 at his home.
He was born August 19, 1931 in Livonia the son of Oscar and Mary Gardner Strange. He retired from the US Army after 38½ years as a Master Sergeant. He then went to work for John Jones GM City as a courtesy driver and after retiring, still checked on his co-workers daily. He was a member of the Salem Moose Lodge #2380 and VFW #6636.
He is survived by his daughters, Pamela Murphy of Mission Viejo, California and Penny Strange of Salem; his former wife and friend, June Strange of Salem; one sister, Anna Kathleen Strange Babbs of Scottsburg; four grandchildren, Katelynn MacIntyre, Dillon Murphy, Clayton Endris and Brennan Endris and a great-grandchild, Cole Endris.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Strange; brothers, Ernest Gilbert Strange, Charles Strange, Oscar Junior Strange, and Harold Ray Strange; sisters, Frances Strange May and Vivian Strange Sodrel and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 6:30 PM at Weathers Funeral Home. Cremation will follow and burial will be in Horner’s Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 PM until time of service at the funeral home.

CONNOR MICHAEL SCHELLENBERG, 23, died Sunday, October 15, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
The son of Amy Powers (Scott Mollet) and Larry Schellenberg (Raven), he was born December 13, 1993 in Madison. He was a 2012 graduate of Floyd Central High School and worked as a DJ for Sounds Unlimited.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mary Jo and Michael Powers and Patricia Schellenberg.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Bridie Pruett (Josh) and Molly Doyle (Ty); grandfather, Robert Schellenberg; and numerous aunts and uncles. He was also the proud uncle of three nephews, Leyton Pruett, Grady Doyle and Garrett Doyle.
Memorial Visitation will be 11 am until 5 pm Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany. His Funeral Service will be 5 pm Wednesday in the Kraft Charlestown Road Chapel.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Ed Endris Boys and Girls Club of New Albany, 2813 Grant Line Road, New Albany IN 47150.
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CARRIE RENEA CHRISTIE, 54, formerly of Mitchell, died October 14, 2017.
Born June 29, 1963, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Gary Grow and Carolyn (Baker) Melton. She married Michael Scott Christie October 9, 1982. She was a hair stylist and a medical transcriptionist. She attended Turning Point Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1981.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Michael S. Christie of Scottsburg; son, John Michael Christie (finacee, Aarin Dannheiser) of Scottsburg; daughter, Cara Sue Christie (Emmett Dalton IV) of Campbellsburg; mother and stepfather, Carolyn and Paul Melton of Mitchell; father and stepmother, Gary and Kathy Grow of Williams; grandchildren, Emmett Dalton V and Jessalynn Dalton; brothers, Kevin (Sheryl) Grow of Columbus, Brian (Misty) Grow of Mitchell, Brad (Amy) Grow of Springville Nathan (Ashley) Grow of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Robin (Randy) Snelling of Scottsburg, Debbie Christie of Madison and a lot of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lorna and Kenneth Baker, and Floyd and Virginia Grow.
Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6–8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Memorial Gifts may be made to the Turning Point Church, 899 West McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, 47170
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JERRY D. ROBERTS, 81, Campbellsburg, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
He was born August 13, 1936 in Lawrence County, the son of Louis N. and Helen Starr Roberts. He was CEO and CFO of W.S. Roberts and Sons Farm, Inc and a former Washington County Commissioner. He was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a Purdue Short Course graduate. He was a dealer for Stewart Seeds. He was a founding member and seed salesman for Roberts Hybrids and a former dealer for Migro, Agri-Pro, Garst, and Campbell Seed companies. He was a member of local, state and national Cattleman’s Associations, Turtle Creek Cattle Company, and Salem Farmer’s Club. He was also a member of the Republican Party, a 50-year member of Rob Morris Masonic Lodge, and FOP. He was inducted into the Washington County Ag Hall of Fame and also was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and received the Robert Peterson Indiana Beef Cattle Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a board member of IBEP and Cavetown Cemetery. He was a former Washington County Fair Board member and Beef Superintendent and a past Superintendent for Bono United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wifem, Rosalie Horner Roberts of Campbellsburg. They were married April 10, 1955. He is also survived by three sons, Robin Roberts (Mona) of Orleans, Randy Roberts (Sharon) and Rick Roberts (Tammy) of Campbellsburg; one daughter, Lori Jackson (Joe) of Salem; two sisters, Sue Boller of Logansport and Judy Miracle of Bloomington; nine grandchildren, Lacy Libbert, Adrienne Combs, Paige Holsapple, Landon Roberts, Tera Chastain, Leslie Dover, Zane Jackson, Brandon Brough and Dakotah King, and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Roberts, a step-granddaughter, Jody Rutherford and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 AM at Sugar Creek Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12-8 PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9 AM until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Sugar Creek Christian Church Relay for Life or Cavetown Cemetery Fund.

LOWELL THOMAS “BUD” HAUB, 84, Palmyra, died Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home on October 13, 2017.
He worked at Kahl Motor Co. and retired from Uhl Truck Sales, where he was known for his ability and knowledge of diesel truck engines.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Haub, daughters Ellen Haub of Georgetown and Elaine Haub of Sellersburg, son Paul (Tammy) Haub of New Albany, grandchildren Nicholas Eve and Allison Eve (Christopher) Ebling, brother Don (Betty) Haub of Palmyra, and sister Carmen (Haub) Mauck of Marengo.
He is preceded in death by his parents Omer and Grace Haub, Sr., a grandson Wyatt P. Haub, three brothers Omer Jr., Emerson and James Haub and four sisters Catherine Sappenfield, Bonnie Taylor, Imogene Ayres & Opal Baylor.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Love Funeral Home. Viewing is scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017 from 1–8 p.m. and Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 9 a.m. until time of the service. Burial will follow at Palmyra Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Kourageous Kids of Hosparus Health, 502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, IN 47150.

THERESA ANN SIKES SELVEY, 69, Palmyra, died at her home on October 13, 2017.
She was born August 16, 1948 in Savannah, Georgia the daughter of Fred and Rosa (Tillman) Sikes. She worked for Roger Wood for 22 year and retired from Tyson, Inc., Corydon.
She is survived by her sister Shelia Casteel and two brothers, Donald Sikes and Larry Sikes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Curtis Sikes, and a sister Jeanette Gaskin.
Cremation was chosen by the family. No memorial service is scheduled. Love Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH MICHAEL JOHNSON, 48, Salem, died Thursday, October 12, 2017.
He was a self-employed painter, who was born on November 8, 1968 in Louisville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glessie Kellogg Henry, James Kellogg, and Robert Johnson.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Amy (Simmons) Johnson; children, Robyn, Joseph, Codey, Lindsey Johnson; mother, Linda (Kellogg) Brown and her husband, Mack; sister, Stacey Johnson; step-siblings, Lenny Bellou, Debbie Kost (Bryant), Donna Hammack (Terry), Mike Brown (Tina), Mark Brown (Rocia); step-grandmother, Donna Johnson; grandchildren, Mercedes, Jayden, Olivia; niece, Amber Barnes; childhood friend, Steve Sanders; survivors also include Joe Thompson, along with many cousins and good friends.
Cremation was chosen following Joe’s wishes.
He had a special place in his heart for animals and the family requests that contributions in his memory be made to any local animal shelter.
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DEBRA “DEBBIE” E. GREAM, 61, Salem, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
She was born May 10, 1956 in Salem the daughter of Lowell and Harriett Walts Buchanan. She was a private care provider.
She is survived by two sons, Jacob Oren Bruner (Savannah Grace) of Salem and Jessie Lee Bruner (Paula) of Fredericksburg; one daughter, Pattema Philpott of Jeffersonville; a brother, Terry Soliday of Washington State; a sister, Patty Colglazier (Phillip) of Salem; four grandchildren, Akira Bruner, Addrianna Bruner, Mariah Philpott and Nick Philpott.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Cotton Sr. and Phillip Gream and her parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cavetown Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 PM and Monday from 9 AM until time of service at the funeral home.

RUSSELL JUNIOR RICHARDSON, 81, Deputy, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Hosparus Inpatient Care Center at Norton’s Health Care Pavilion in Louisville.
Born February 12, 1936, in Lexington, he was the son of Russell Millard and Lavena Louise Dean Richardson. He married Virginia Chatham on October 2, 1954 in Madison. She survives. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958 being stationed in California, Colorado, Arkansas and served a tour in Africa. He was a union laborer working construction and had worked for C&B Concrete/Construction in Madison before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Butlerville Mennonite Church in Butlerville, New Albany Labor Union and a former member of Madison V.F.W.
Surviving with his wife, Virginia are sons, Roger Dale (Sheryl) Richardson of Deputy, Russell Wayne “Whitey” (Annette) Richardson and Ricky Allen (Sharon) Richardson both of Commiskey, Terry Lee (Mary) Richardson of North Vernon; daughters, Debra Mae (John) Williams of Brandon, Florida and Tammy L. (John) Melton of Deputy; sister, Myrtle Hunt of Deputy; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mildred Shelton, Wilma Helton, and Cindy Richardson; and great-grandchild, Zachary Halloran.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2-6 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday. Military rites will be provided by the local V.F.W. at the funeral home.

MARGARET LEAH WATERS, 88, Charlestown, died Sunday October 15, 2017 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
She was born on September 5, 1929 to Talmadge and Ethel Penn Gregory in Midway, KY. She was a retired teacher and custodian for Greater Clark County Schools and a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington.
She was preceded in death by her husband George A. Waters and a son George E. Waters.
Survivors include her daughter, Ethel “Effie” Allen (Blaine) of Charlestown; sons, John Waters (Laura) of Charlestown, Harry Waters (Barbara) of Abingdon, VA, Bobby Waters of New Castle, IN and Lyman “Tom” Waters (Beverly) of Charlestown; sister, Joan Tucker of Jeffersonville; brothers, Charles Gregory of Charlestown, John and Tommy Gregory both of California; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery in New Washington. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 3-8 pm at Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington and on Wednesday after 10 am at the church.

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