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Obituaries April 11, 2018 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 April 2018 00:00

LUTHER DWAYNE CAMPBELL, 41
MARY L. (MCCRADY) RITCHISON, 74
BONNIE J. DEATON, 52
ROY DANIEL, 91
ROBERT NELSON CALLAHAN, 68
JAMES E. ROEDERER, 79
PAULA SUE HOWARD, 70
GILBERT “GARY” ROARK, 65
VICKI JEAN (MURPHY) RIDDLE, 63
HAROLD LEE EDDLEMAN, 85
EDWARD LEE MAYFIELD, SR., 73
CONNIE DIANE CHAPMAN JACKSON, 62
HENRIETTA (PENNY) BIGGERS MARTIN THOMAS, 88
RAYMOND PAUL WILLIAMS, 85
DANNY JOE COLLINS, 68
WILLIAM SCOTT DAVIDSON, 38
IRIS MARIE HARGAN WELSH, age 76


LUTHER DWAYNE CAMPBELL, 41, Seymour, died on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
He was born August 15, 1976 in Scottsburg, the son of Hence and Phyllis Mullins Campbell. He was raised in Scott and Jackson Counties and attended school there. He was a Christian and was Baptized by Pastor Brent Calloway. He had worked early in life for Morgan Foods, Regal Insulation, and Impact Forge. He was currently employed with Home Products International in Seymour.
He is survived by his father, Hence Campbell and his wife, Chlory of Jackson, Kentucky; his daughters, Dakota Campbell of Seymour, Treasure Campbell of Austin; his son, Luther Dilan Dwayne Campbell and his companion, Cynthia Austin of Austin; his grandchildren, MaKayla Smith and Bentley Campbell; his sisters, Marty Campbell and her companion, Paris McVey of Jefferson City, Tennessee, Misty Couch and her husband, Bobby of Salem, Amber Barrett and her husband, Ellis of Austin, Heather Campbell of Madison; his brother, Eddie Campbell of Campton, Kentucky and Jason Campbell and his wife, Connie of Seymour; his special nephew, Todd Zipp of Seymour; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, his sister, Bessie Michelle Campbell and his grandparents, Tyree and Susie Campbell and Hillard and Louise Mullins.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 1 p.m., by Pastor Brent Calloway at the Trinity House of God Church, 1205 Mann Avenue in Austin. Interment will follow at a later date in the Spurgeon Cemetery near Austin. (ALL VISITATION IS AT THE CHURCH) Friends may visit Wednesday after 4 p.m. and Thursday after 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Trinity House of God Church, 1205 Mann Avenue in Austin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Luther Campbell Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.


MARY L. (MCCRADY) RITCHISON, 74, Austin, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born August 29, 1943 in Scott County, she was the daughter of Albert McCrady and Edna (Witten) McCrady, who are both deceased. She was a 1962 Lexington High School graduate. On June 29, 1962 in Uniontown, she married Lester Ritchison who survives in Austin. She has been a breast cancer survivor since 1994. She was a homemaker.
Other survivors include, two children: one son, Roger L. Ritchison of Rushville and one daughter, Lisa (Stacy) Stagnolia of Crothersville; three grandchildren, Emily (Justin) Sanders Goines, Drayden Stagolia, and Nevaeh Stagnolia, all of Crothersville; siblings, Doris (Colman) Smith of Austin, Rita (George) Edwards of Madison, Larry McCrady of Austin; two sister-in-laws, Kay McCrady of Lexington and Darlene McCrady of Scottsburg.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred McCrady and Wayne McCrady.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory in CROTHERSVILLE. Visitation will be from Noon until 3 PM on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in CROTHERSVILLE. Cremation was entrusted to Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.
Donations in honor of Mary may be made to American Diabetes, American Cancer Society, or Arthritis Foundation c/o the funeral home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com


BONNIE J. DEATON, 52, Scottsburg, died Monday, April 2, 2018 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center in Louisville.
She was born on September 26, 1965 in Scottsburg, the daughter of the late William E. Hickman and Marie E. (Sommerville) Hickman. She graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1984, was a former welder at Arvins Industries in Columbus and also former employee of the old Freudenburg NOK in Scottsburg. She was a member of the Scott County VFW Post # 6582 Ladies Auxiliary in Scottsburg.
Survivors include her husband, W. Scott Deaton; a son, Kyle Hickman of Scottsburg; a daughter, Kayla Hickman of Austin; two stepdaughters, Tia Deaton of Scottsburg and Stephanie Dickerson and husband Mike of Austin; a brother, Michael Hickman of Scottsburg; two sisters, Sally E. Poggel and husband James of Scottsburg and Cindy D. White of Seymour; a step-sister, Billie K. Hickman-Jackson of Ocala, Florida and four grandchildren, Emmy, Addy, Kendall and Layne.
Funeral Service will be at 11 am Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Collins Funeral Home with burial in Kimberlin Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 am Thursday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg.
Online condolences can be left at www.collinsfuneralhome.net.


ROY DANIEL, 91, Georgetown, died Monday April 2, 2018 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
He was born near Charley, KY in Lawrence County to Garfield and Stella Green Daniel on April 29, 1926. He was a production worker at General Electric in the washing machine department in Louisville. He was an Army veteran of WWII a member of VFW Post 3281 and disabled veterans. He was the last and the youngest surviving of 10 brothers and sisters.
Besides his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mary Elizabeth Blair Daniel, daughter Sara Hanger and grandson, Daniel Hanger.
He is survived by his son, Garland (Daniel) of Elizabeth, and daughter Rosemary Reed of Georgetown, grandson, Charles Lynch of Georgetown and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Miller (Terry) of Bardstown, KY and Jessica Lingross (Larry) of Georgetown. He is also survived by his special children, Mike, Andrea, Karen, Marlena, Fran and Kay.
Funeral services will be at 11 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial will be in Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-8 PM Friday, April 6, 2018 and from 9-11 AM Saturday at the funeral home in Georgetown. There will be military rites at the grave.


ROBERT NELSON CALLAHAN, 68, North Vernon, died April 4, 2018, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.
Born January 12, 1950, in Scottsburg, he was the son of Edward and Ila Cole Callahan.
He is survived by his brothers, Ed (Sue) Callahan of Scottsburg, Timothy (Donna) Gross and Jesse Gross both of Austin; sisters, Phyllis (Gary) Herche of North Vernon, Rosemary McWilliams of Scottsburg and Patsy Combs of Austin; his caregiver Missy Tackett and the rest of his Res-Care Family in Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, in the Vernon Cemetery in Vernon.
Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services were entrusted with the care of these arrangements.
Memorials may be made in honor of Mr. Callahan through the funeral home to Mercy Rescue.


JAMES E. ROEDERER, 79, New Washington, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 23, 1938 and was the son of Daniel A. and Inez P. Buchanan Roederer. He was a delivery driver for several local auto part stores and he retired from Hausman Motor Company. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union and the New Washington Christian Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Oliver Roederer, and a brother, Ralph Roederer.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Edna Roederer, daughter, Pamela Sprague, San Jose, CA; step-children, Tony Meek (Lisa), Louisville, Donna (Steve) Yeager, Harrodsburg, KY, and Jeff Meek (Pam) New Washington; 12 grandchildren, Jake Smith, Jeffrey and Rachel Meek, Derick Cochran, Whittney Sepko, Kevin, Kaytie, Matt, David, and Jimmy Yeager, Amy Bond and Kyle Meek; 22 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Doug (Debbie) and Paul(Liz) Roederer and a niece Shari (Steve) Geary.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 A.M. at the Grayson Funeral Home in New Washington with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday from 3-8 P.M. and on Saturday after 9 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Amedisys Hospice Care at 305 Quartermaster Ct. in Jeffersonville.


PAULA SUE HOWARD, 70, Clarksville, died Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Wedgwood Health Care in Clarksville.
She was born on February 22, 1948 in Evansville, the daughter of Paul W. and Sara R. Otey Howard. She retired from the U. S. Postal service as an accounting technician working in the main office in Louisville. She was a former Avon Representative.
Survivors include her companion, William “Bill” Howard; sisters, Phyllis J. Carlton of Charlestown and Pamela Reasor(Mike) of Chapmanboro, TN; brothers, Randall S. Howard of Jeffersonville, Robert A. Howard of Charlestown and Richard P. Howard(Joy) of Mayfield, KY; Williams son, Luke Howard(Elaine) of Louisville; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Patricia Lindley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 11 A.M. at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. Visitation will begin on Monday from 4-8 P.M. and on Tuesday after 9 A.M. until the time of services.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paula Sue may take the form of donations to the Salvation Army.


GILBERT “GARY” ROARK, 65, Scottsburg, died Saturday, April 7, 2018.
He was a United States Marine veteran. He was born on October 8, 1952 in New Albany, to the late Gilbert and Myrtle (Hasty) Roark.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Donald Roark, and brother-in-law, Doug Cherry.
He is survived by his wife, Anne (Grim) Roark; daughter, Karen Pulkrabek-Midyette; siblings, Judy Beck (Edwin), Ronald Roark (Opal), Myrna Jean Rottet, Linda Cherry, Tim Roark (Paula); and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-6 PM on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions – Southern Indiana Chapel (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with his Funeral Service taking place at 6 PM. Cremation will follow according to Gary’s wishes.
Contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (1640 Lyndon Farm Court, Suite 104, Louisville, KY 40223).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.


VICKI JEAN (MURPHY) RIDDLE, 63, Greenville, died Wednesday, April 5, 2018.
She was born on July 12, 1954 in Greenville, to Altha Louise (Allen) Cox and the late Charles Daniel Murphy. She spent many years training and racing horses throughout Indiana and Kentucky.
Along with her mother, she is survived by her husband of 35 years, James Riddle; siblings, Euda Faulkner (Ken), Albert “Bo” Murphy, Audrey Murphy (Cheryl); nieces and nephews; best friend, Cheri Potter (Kerry); and her four-legged companions, Holly and Nikki.
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions – Southern Indiana Chapel (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany). Her Funeral Service will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday in the chapel at the funeral home with burial to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Greenville.
The family requests that contributions in Vicki’s memory be made to Second Stride, Inc, (7204 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY 40014) or to the Floyd County Animal Rescue League (215 W. Market Street, New Albany, IN 47150).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.


HAROLD LEE EDDLEMAN, 85, Palmyra, died at Golden Living in Muncie, on Friday, April 6, 2018 after an extended illness.
He was born in Milltown, to Claude and Bertha (Haub) Eddleman. He lived most of his life in Harrison County. He was a Micro Biologist and received his BS, MS, and Doctorate degrees from Purdue University. He also served in the U.S. Army after college graduation. He taught at Cal Tech, Indianapolis, and Salem before starting his research business: researching plants and providing specimens for educational institutions and growers throughout the country. After retirement, he worked for the town of Palmyra at their water treatment plant.
Survivors include one son, Glenn (Diana) Eddleman, Summitville; three grandchildren, Kerry Williams, Jill (Miccah) Battishill, and Reid Eddleman; two great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Delaney Battishill; one sister, Margaret Ewbank, and one brother, Robert (Pat) Eddleman; sister-in-law, Charlotte (Leroy) Hacker; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Eddleman; sisters, Betty Lee and Dorothy Harvey.
Services have been entrusted to Love Funeral Home, Palmyra, with officiant, Edward Ewbank, nephew. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 9th, 2018 with the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Central Barren Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky and Sothern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans LN STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.


EDWARD LEE MAYFIELD, SR., 73, Georgetown, died Wednesday, April 5, 2018.
He served his country in the United States Navy and retired from Pillsbury after 46 years in the maintenance department.
He was born on February 25, 1945 in New Albany, to the late William and Sylvia (Smith) Mayfield.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Earlene (Purcell) Mayfield; children, Denise Buddemeyer (Todd), Eddie Mayfield (Danelle); siblings, Billie Dahl, Gary Mayfield (Susan), Beverly Nash (Roger), Dee Alstott (Ronnie); 9 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3-8 PM on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions – Southern Indiana Chapel (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Tuesday after 11 AM. His Funeral Service will take place at 1 PM on Tuesday in the chapel at the funeral home with burial and military honors to follow at Edwardsville Cemetery.
Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation (www.amyloidosis.org).
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.


CONNIE DIANE CHAPMAN JACKSON, 62, Hanover, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home in Hanover.
She was born March 26, 1956 in Clark County, the daughter of the late Leo Chapman and Betty Kemp Cleffman. She resided nearly all of her life in Jefferson County. She retired after 22 years of service as a roll tender for R & R Donnelley in Charlestown. She held membership in the New Prospect Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jeffrey Scott "Scottie" Jackson of Hanover; her sons, Joseph Ross Jackson of Hanover, Jacob Lee Jackson and his wife, Abby of Hanover; her God daughter, Shelly Dierkes of Hanover; her grandchildren, Devin Christopher Jackson, Dylan Scott Jackson, Jacley Diane Jackson and Jayden Cole Jackson; her sisters, Lynn Chapman Hawson of Louisville, Donna Renee Brooks of Lexington; her step-father, Donald Ray Cleffman of Lexington and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, June Chapman; her sister, Barbara Sue Brown Hysell and her niece, Rachel Lynn Jackson.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, April 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., by Bro. Dan Corbin at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea. Friends may call Monday from 3-7:30 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. Cards are available at the funeral home.


HENRIETTA (PENNY) BIGGERS MARTIN THOMAS, 88, Charlestown, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Charlestown, member of the Southern Indiana Youth Boosters Bingo, VFW Post 1427 Ladies Auxiliary, and a retiree of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant where she was the union trustee.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas Martin, and Dave Thomas, Sr.; daughters, Brenda Barr and Joyce Martin; grandchildren, Corey Biggers and Michelle Barr.
Survivors include her children, Lonnie Biggers of Flint, MI, Mary Blevins of Jeffersonville, Antoinette Ann Martin, Rochelle Martin and Kem Martin, Sr., (Angela) all of Charlestown; Thomas Drew Martin (Gwendolyn) of Louisville; step-children, Dave Thomas, Jr. (Bernetta) of New Albany, Sharon Robertson of Jeffersonville, Lynn McAfee (Frank) of Louisville, and Allen Wayne Thomas (Linda) of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Nikki Biggers, Lori Blevins, Lisa Spillman, Donal Blevins, Jackie Martin, Phillip Martin, Micah Martin, Sean Martin, Kem Martin, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Maggie Martin, Calvin Martin, Codyie Dunn, Taylor Stuart, Peyton Martin, Cameron Robertson, Corey Embry, Casey Embry, Connor Embry, Evan Blevins, Jaulea Martin, Bryce Martin, Tyrah Martin, Gage Martin, Drashawn Martin, Irie Biggers and great-great-grandchildren, Faith Ann Blevins, Karsen Stuart, Colten Stuart and Jaelynn Martin.
Funeral services were Saturday April 7, 2018 at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown with burial in Charlestown Cemetery.


RAYMOND PAUL WILLIAMS, 85, Otisco, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his home.
He was born on March 7, 1933 to Roger Paul and Martha Elizabeth (Taylor) Williams in Glasgow, KY. He was an Air Force Veteran and a retired farmer.
Survivors include his fiancé, Tabitha Coombs of Otisco; daughter, Pamlea Gary of Borden; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, with burial in the Otisco Cemetery.


DANNY JOE COLLINS, 68, rural Crothersville, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.
Born December 24, 1949 in Huntington, West Virginia. He was the son of Billie Bob Collins and L. Marie (Alexander) Collins, who are both deceased. He was a 1967 graduate of South Point High School in Ohio and attended an electric technical school in Kentucky. He worked as a communication engineer for the telephone company and for the former Spectra Energy, retiring in 2005. He was a member of Cana United Methodist Church.
On August 30, 2014, he married Darlene K. (Helwig) Collins, who survives in rural Crothersville.
Other survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Collins Baker of Middletown, OH; one son, Shannon Joe Collins of TX; three step-children, Ginger M. Campbell, Christina M. Rogers, and Thomas S. Beeching, all of Hartford City; a step-father, John (Joyce Cole) Godby of Seymour; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela M. Collins and a step-son, Micheal R. Campbell.
Pastor Brynen Chitwood conducted funeral services Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory in CROTHERSVILLE, with burial at Cana Cemetery.
Donations in honor of Danny may be made to Cana Cemetery c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences can be given to the family at www.AdamsFuneralHomeOnline.com


WILLIAM SCOTT DAVIDSON, 38, Salem, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.
He was born on June 13, 1979 in Jeffersonville, to the late Bill Davidson and Barbara Gould. He previously worked as a truck driver and most recently was going to work at Amazon in Jeffersonville.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Doris Davidson.
He is survived by his wife, Whitney Davidson; a daughter, Keely Davidson; two brothers, Brian Watson and Brandon Davidson; mother-in-law, Yvonne Letson-Zielsdorf (George); father-in-law, Willie Letson; brother-in-law, Thomas “Shannon” Letson (Laura); and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 PM, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the West Side Baptist Church, 606 Mitchell Street, Salem, IN 47167, with a luncheon to follow at the church. Visitation will be held on Friday prior to the service from 3-4 PM at the church. Cremation was chosen and Legacy Funeral Center in Jeffersonville has been entrusted with his care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in care of the family. Please make checks payable to Yvonne Letson.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.legacyindiana.com.


IRIS MARIE HARGAN WELSH, age 76, of Borden, returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, April 5, 2018 peacefully with her family by her side.
Among those who preceded her in death include, her husband, Charles Welsh; her parents, Gilbert, Sr. and Emma (Higdon) Hargan; her brother, Gilbert Hargan, Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters, LeeAn Stanley Hess and Mary Beth Stanley Smithson; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren whom she loved and enjoyed so much; sisters, Judith H. Lamb and Janet H. Blatz (Ted); her precious Winston and a host of other family and friends.
Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at St. Rita Catholic Church (8709 Preston Hwy., Louisville) with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Friends and family may pay their respects on Monday from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Schoppenhorst, Underwood and Brooks Funeral Home (Preston Hwy. at Brooks Rd.)
The family would like to express their gratitude to her wonderful team of doctors, Melissa Barrett, John Huber, Jr., Dr. Scharf, Jonathan Hodes and Dr. Ramaswamy and also to the special people in her life, Gene Vine, Kay Power, Robin Farris, Lisa Lang, Kevin Goedeker, all of whom made her life so much more pleasant. Thank you so much my friends. (paid)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:18