Obituaries January 31, 2018 PDF Print E-mail
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SANDRA LYNN LAMB, 55, Austin, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Schneck Memorial Hospital in Seymour.
She was born April 15, 1962 in Seymour, the daughter of the late James Bill Combs and Lucille (Barger) Cleveland, who survives in Scottsburg. She married Kenneth Lamb on June 23, 2005 who survives. She was a homemaker and former member of the Job's Daughters.
Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Dawn Wilfong, Scottsburg, Indiana; sons, Jason Scott (Christina) Cole 1, Scottsburg; Arron Bradley (Jessica) Cole, Scottsburg; a brother, Christopher A. Combs, Ohio; sisters, Angela Peelman, Scottsburg, Billie F. Cox, Scottsburg and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy T. Combs.
Funeral Service will be at 1 pm Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Jacob Howell officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 pm Friday and after 9 am Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spurgeon Cemetery in Austin.
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DOROTHY MOORE, 96, Henryville, died Monday, January 22, 2018 at Clark Memorial Hospital.
Born July 26, 1921 in Devol, OK, she was the daughter of Haskell and Mary (Solomon) Reynolds. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah Witness where she most recently attended the Clarksville Kingdom Hall.
Survivors include two children; one son, Gary Don Moore of Henryville and one daughter, Shirley Inman of Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two nieces, Judy Ruvolo and Patsy Ingram, both of Amarillo, TX.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Myron Inman and one sister, Lois Inman.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Clarksville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 8409 County Line Road, Sellersburg. Cremation services have been entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville.
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BERELLA JONES HALL, 70, Johnsonville, SC, formerly of Charlestown, died Friday December 22, 2017 at Wacamaw Community Hospital in Pawley’s Island, SC. She was born on November 28, 1947 in Letcher Co, Kentucky to Edgar and Mattie Ingram Jones. She worked in Scottsburg, Port Charlotte and Arcadia, FL before retiring.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law Bill Jones and Brian Strickler.
She is survived by her husband Bob Hall; sisters, Carolyn Jones and Willa Strickler; brother, Arlie Jones (Patti); nieces Amy Jones and Kara Jones; nephew, Matthew Jones (Casey).
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday February 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Charlestown. All friends and family are invited to attend.
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JOHN "PETE" MCLANE, 60, Salem, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on January 2, 1958 in Paoli, the son of James and Oma Lee (Moss) McLane. He married May 2, 1978 to Lois K. (Noble) McLane, who survives. He was a retired self-employed truck driver and a resident of Salem for the past 29 years, formerly of French Lick.
He is survived by his wife, Lois K. (Noble) McLane; two sons, Timothy McLane of Shepherdsville, Kentucky and Jeromy McLane of Salem; two daughters, Crystal Miller of Batesville and Lora Fiscus of Indianapolis; his mother, Oma Lee McLane; one sister, Mary Tomlinson and two brothers, Charles McLane and Kenneth McLane.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Dale McLane.
Arrangements were handled by Dawalt Funeral Home.
The Family asks for Memorial Contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society C/O Jeanette Nolan 945 North Rush Creek Road Salem, Indiana 47167.

DAVID CARPENTER, 84, Seymour, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center.
He was born July 17, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Charles R. and Mary (Brennan) Carpenter. On February 6, 1954 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, he married Leah Jo Carpenter, she survives. He retired from Cummins after 31 years of service before working as a Rural Postal Carrier for 10 years. He was a member of K of C where he helped run bingo and Oktoberfest. He was part of the mowing crew at St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Carpenter; children, John Carpenter, Terri (Steve) Bobb and Keith Carpenter; grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Urbanski, Jessica Payne and Clint (Kelly) Bobb; great-grandchildren, Claire Urbanski, Cael Urbanski and Max Payne; and sisters, Ida Raleigh and Norma Carpenter.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles “Charlie” Carpenter; sister, Mary Potters; and daughter-in-law, Joan “Joannie” Carpenter.
Funeral Mass will be conducted by Voss & Sons. Funeral Service will be on Monday, January 29 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church at 11 am with Father Dan Staublin officiating assisted by Deacon Mike East. A flag and taps presentation will follow the service to honor David’s years of service and dedication for our country. Burial will follow at a later date at St. Ambrose Catholic Cemetery. Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Sunday from 4-8 pm and at the church on Monday from 10 am until time of service. A Rosary service will be held at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Sunday at 3:30 pm
Memorials may be written to K of C or St. Ambrose Catholic Church, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.
Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at

DAKOTA ADAM WRIGHT, 20, Burns, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Cheyenne.
He was born on May 19, 1997 in Jeffersonville, and had lived in Burns for seven years. He had just started a job as an apprentice electrician.
He is survived by his parents, James and Amanda Wright of Burns; brother, Brett Wright of Burns; and his grandparents, Vivian Wright and Tracy and Buddy Campbell, all of Henryville and Allan and Patty Lesnet of Charlestown.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Douglas Wright.
A family directed memorial service will be conducted at 4 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Henryville Community Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Ferguson St., Henryville, IN 47126, with visitation from 2-4 PM at the church. Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

BRADLEY PAUL AUSTIN, 23, Lexington, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, near Hanover.
He was born June 26, 1994 in Madison at the King's Daughters' Hospital. He was the son of Clarence David Sr., and Faith Ann Marcelle Austin. He was employed with Enviroscape as a landscaper and maintenance person. He enjoyed participating in the Jefferson County 4-H for ten years and was a member and baptized at the Coffee Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his parents, C. David, Sr. and Faith Ann Marcelle Austin of Lexington; his maternal grandma, Shirley A. Jones Marcelle of Lexington; his brothers, C. David Austin, Jr. and his fiancée, Amy Hall of Madison, Markt Austin and his wife, Sierra of Madison; his sister, Andrea Copeland and her husband, Jason of Deputy and numerous other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandpa, David Marcelle and his paternal grandparents, Henry and Minnie Mae Austin.
Private services will be conducted, by Bro. Dan Corbin at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Private family visitation will be held at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to The C.A.C. for Jefferson County or CASA. Cards are available at the funeral home.

LARRY D. CRANE, died Friday, January 26, 2018 at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born February 14, 1949, in Fredericksburg, the son of Murl and Mattie Dimple Morrison Crane. He was a General Contractor. He was a member of Ben Davis Christian Church in Indianapolis and the Police Board of Bargersville.
He is survived by his wife, Ava Griffith Crane. They were married August 14, 1971. He is also survived by three sons, Anthony Crane (Kathryn) of Troy, Ohio, Aaron Crane (Carrie Schroeder) of Indianapolis, and Adrian Crane (Emily) of Brownsburg, Indiana; a daughter, Autumn Letendre of Fishers; a sister, Diane Chastain (Mark) of Naperville, Illinois, 11 grandchildren and many relatives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald E. Crane; a sister, Carolyn Ann Crane and his parents.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Posey Chapel Church with burial in the church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 2, from 4-8 PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Saturday, February 3, from 10:30 AM until time of service at the church.

EDWARD “DICK” BOLTON, 80, Charlestown, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on April 12, 1937 in Central City, KY the son of Heaverin Earl and Corine Dennis Bolton. He retired after 30 plus years at General Electric in Louisville. He was a Kentucky Colonel.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Bottorff Bolton; children, Stephanie Boseker and her husband Chad of Jeffersonville, Kyra Stephens and her husband Rick of Charlestown and Kevin Sampson of Marysville; grandchildren, Zachary, Hayden, Brandon, Brittany, Josh, Ariel, Corey and Kayla; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Bolton; sisters, Bettie Bolton, Margaret Grace, Alberta Kelley and Nell Lee Crowley.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 P.M. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown. Visitation will be held from 1 P.M. until the time of services on Monday.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Amedisys Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

EDWARD HAYES GERKINS, 95, Charlestown, died Friday, January, 26, 2018 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
He was born on September 7, 1922 in Meade County, KY the son of Walter Thomas and Jessie McCoy Gerkins. He was a retired Machinist for Naval Ordinance in Louisville for 30 years. He was a member of the Charlestown First Baptist Church where he worked with Dare to Care and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his son, Paul Mackey and his wife LiEllen of Jeffersonville; sisters, Wanda Halsey of Battle Creek, MI and Ruth Thacker of Columbia, SC; brother, Bill Gerkins of Meade County, KY; grandchildren, Brandi, Brian and Liane; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, Clayton, Kyle, Alexis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Helen Bass Gerkins in 2006; brothers, Howard and Norman; sisters, Thelma and Barbara Jean.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 P.M. January 29, 2018 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 P.M. and after 10:00 A.M. Monday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Mr. Gerkins may take the form of donations to First Baptist Church or The Wounded Warrior Project.

JAMES SONS, 91, Salem, died Friday, January 26, 2018, in his residence.
Born July 3, 1926 in Tunnelton. He was the son of the late George and Elsie (Hughes) Sons. He was married on April 20, 1946 to Bonnie Jean (Lloyd) Sons, who survives. He served in WW II in the U.S. Navy and had been a life resident of Washington County. He was a retired employee of the old Smith Cabinet Manufacturing Company, retiring after 44 years. He was a member of the West Side Baptist Church and was a minister of the gospel.
He is survived by His wife Bonnie; Daughter, Marquita (John) Myers of Hardinsburg; Son, Chris J. Sons of Salem; Brother, Ronnie (Phyllis) Sons of Campbellsburg; two granddaughters, Amelia (Rick) Voyles of Salem and Lora Sons of Hardinsburg and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred & John and five sisters, Fern, Bonnie, Mildred, Louise & Roberta.
Visitation will be from 2-6 pm Sunday and after 9 am Monday.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery with full military honors.

MICHAEL J. KEITHLEY, 63, Georgetown, died Thursday, January 25, 2018.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Sowders) Keithley; children, Crissy Bolinger, Sakya Schuler (Ryan), Dustin Suddeth and Jazmin Hendricks; mother, Bonnie (Banet) Keithley; siblings, Patty Ritchie (Bill), Doug Keithley (Jackie), Howdy Keithley (Cherie) and Kenny Keithley (Lisa); grandchildren, Kyle, Brock, Beckett and Lilly; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and too many cousins & friends to name.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles J. Keithley.
A Memorial Gathering will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Edwardsville United Methodist Church (4830 State Road 62, Georgetown, IN) followed by a Memorial Service at 3 p.m. at the church. Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN) is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions in Michael’s name can be made to Kosair Children’s Hospital (Dept 86140, PO Box 950183, Louisville, KY 40295-0183.
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KAY D. ROSE, 64, Scottsburg, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her residence.
She was born on September 28, 1953 at the Sampson Air Force Base in New York, the daughter of the late Charles W. Douglas and Hilda (Sterzer) Douglas. She graduated from high school and then earned her Bachelors Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She was a retired administrative assistant for the old Dan Smith American Family Insurance Company, where she worked for 17 years. She also retired from the Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Scottsburg, where she had worked since it opened.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lee Rose; a brother, William Douglas and a sister, Dottie Douglas.
Survivors include her daughter, Kelly Roll and husband T.J. of Scottsburg; her son, Stephen D. Brisbin of Scottsburg; a sister, Sonja Douglas of Hilliard, Florida and five grandchildren, Darryn Morris, Treyton, Isiah, Timber and Timothy Roll. Kay requested that there be no funeral services.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg from 4-7 pm. Cremation will be entrusted to Collins Funeral Home following Kay's visitation.
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RICHARD ST. GERMAIN, 59, Georgetown, died January 24, 2018 at his home.
He was born February 25, 1958 in Smyrna, TN the son of Joseph E. and Lilian “Daphney” Parry St. Germain. He was an electrical engineer that manufactured weaponry for the U.S. Military.
He is precede by his parents.
He is survived by his son, Jake St. Germain (Christine Seaman) and daughter, Paige St. Germain both of Louisville; one brother, Russell St. Germain; two sisters, Sheryl Daignault of Woonsocket R.I. and Jacqueline Coyne of Cleveland, TN.
Arrangements for a memorial service will be at a later date.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home of Georgetown is handling arrangments.

MARY “DORIS” WRIGHT PIERCE, Georgetown, widow of Charles Pierce, died Thursday, January 25, 2018.
She is survived by son, Bill Pierce (Ruth) and daughter Charlotte Meyer (Mike); granddaughters, Tina Goins (Bill), Tracy Wagoner (Kenny), Tiffany Span (Richard), Trisha Garrison (Andy), Valerie Hudson (Dustin), Kristy Pierce (Phil Seng) and Sarah Derrington (Michael). She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral ceremony was Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (5231 State Road 62, Georgetown, IN 47122) with burial to follow at Edwardsville Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, IN, is in charge of arrangements.

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