Funeral services for Helen Harris, 75, of New Albany, will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 17, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Leitchfield, Ky., with burial at the church cemetery. She died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Providence Nursing Home in New Albany after a long battle with cancer.
She was born May 5, 1929, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a member at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany. She was employed at Brown and Williamson Inc. until 1959 when she became a full time homemaker.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Johnie "Red" Harris; two sons, John Michael (Djuana) Harris, New Albany and Mark (Christine) Harris, Buckner, Mo.; a daughter, Marie (Fred) Dunham, Wellington, Mo.; three brothers, Bill (Betty) Frisch, Colorado Springs, Colo., Bob (Francie) Frisch, Windsor, Mo. and Ron (Nancy) Frisch, Polo, Mo.; three sisters, June (Jim) Ratliff, Kansas City, Mo., Joy (Pat) Jones, Osceola, Mo. and Sherry Sue Stone, Butler, Mo.; grandchildren, Heather Harris, Christopher Harris, Daniel (Jacqui) Brown, Joshua Brown, Elizabeth Harris and Alaina Harris; step-grandchildren, Jim (Michelle) Dunham and Erin Dunham; great-grandchildren, Vanessa Dunham and Kainoah Diaz-Dunham; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldon and Marie Lusk Frisch and her sister, Lavonne Bryant.
Visitation at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, from 1 to 8 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Sept. 16 and after 10 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 17, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Leitchfield, Ky. A Rosary Service will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Southern Indiana or Providence Nursing Home.
Pansy F. Lynch Sailers
72; of New Albany
Funeral services for Pansy F. Lynch Sailers, 72, of New Albany, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Generations Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. She died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Wedgewood Healthcare Center in Clarksville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 3281 Ladies Auxiliary in New Albany. She had worked at the old Hoosier Cabinet Company and had prepared many meals for the Token Club in New Albany.
Survivors include her three sons, Jeffrey L. McKnight, Pace, Fla., Terry A. McKnight, Mobile, Ala. and Anthony Sailers, New Albany; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Sailers.
Visitation at the funeral home will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and administration at Wedgewood Healthcare Center.
Douglas Edward Houser Jr.
18; Floyd Central High School senior
Funeral services for Douglas "Doug" Edward Houser Jr., 18, of Corydon, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon, with burial in Rehoboth Cemetery
near Laconia. He died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in an automobile accident in Central.
He was born on April 4, 1986, the son of Douglas E. and Hope Turner Houser. He attended Rehoboth Presbyterian Church near Laconia and was a senior at Floyd Central High School where he was a member of the ROTC Program.
Survivors include his parents, Douglas E. and Hope Turner Houser; a sister, Amy Houser, LaPlata, Md.; grandparents, Ida Carolyn Haas, Elizabeth and Wilma Brown and Jim Brown, Elizabeth and a niece, Kaylin Blackburn, LaPlata, Md.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Amber Carolyn Houser.
Vitiation at the funeral home will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 16 and after 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the R.O.T.C. Program at Floyd Central High School.
Forrest Lee Walker Sr.
71; of Salem, Ill.
A memorial service for Forrest Lee Walker Sr., 71, of Salem, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Chapel of Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, Ill., with private burial at a later date. He died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at the Salem Township Hospital.
He was born Nov. 6, 1932, in New Albany the son of Richard and Edna Bailey Walker. He was retired as a roto engraver for Salem Division of World Color Press. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem.
Survivors include his wife Edmonia Weathers; a son, Forrest L. Walker Jr. and his wife, Gina, Waterloo, Iowa; two daughters, Cynthia Middleton, Morrow, Ga., and Debra Walker, Indianapolis; two sisters, Lillian Peters, New Albany and Elizabeth Garner, Indianapolis; and three grandchildren, Ashley Middleton, Brian Middleton Jr. and Brandon Carter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Edna Bailey Walker.
Visitation at the funeral home will be after noon until service time Sunday, Sept. 19.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions in his memory to the First Christian Church and will be accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, Salem, IL 62881.
Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner
Funeral services for Sgt. James Daniel Faulkner, 23, of Clarksville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. He died Sept. 8, 2004, while on active duty in Iraq.
He was a native of Jeffersonville, a 1999 graduate of Clarksville High School and attended Ohio Falls United Methodist Church, Clarksville. He was a part of the B Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, First Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He earned several honors with the United States Army, including Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Pamela and Greg Gilkey, Clarksville; his father, James Faulkner, New Albany; three sisters, Dottie Neal and Heather Faulkner, Clarksville and Kathleen Kaszubski, Brunswick, Maryland; a stepsister, Jamie Gilkey, Louisville; two brothers, Jason and Patrick Faulkner, Clarksville; step grandparents, James and Kathleen Gilkey, Louisville; two nieces; a nephews and his fiancee, Lisa Moreno, McAllen, Texas.
Visitation at Scott Funeral Home's North Chapel, will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, and after 9 a.m. Friday.
Louise Harper Rickman Morton
Funeral services for Louise Harper Rickman Morton, 94, of New Albany, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Jones Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 258 Ealy Street, New Albany. She died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Wedgewood Health Care Center.
She was born to George and Betty Harper on March 8, 1910, in Castalian Springs, Tenn. She was the oldest of four children. She moved to New Albany in 1940. She was a devoted member of Jones Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in New Albany and a dedicated volunteer worker at the Ken Ellis Senior Citizen Center.
Survivors include her three sons, John Henry, Dixie Jr. and Earl Rickman Sr.; a brother, Jim Henry Harper, Galatian, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, in-laws; and a devoted and faithful daughter-in-law, Rosalie Rickman who cared for her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene A. Morton; her son, Windol Rickman; grandson, Lamont Rickman, two sisters, Bridell Myers and Delsie Mae Scott.
Visitation at Jones Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 258 Ealy St., New Albany, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
Baity's Funeral Home in New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
Forrest Lee Walker Sr.
71; of Salem
A memorial service for Forrest Lee Walker Sr., 71, of Salem, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the chapel of Rankin Funeral Home, with private burial at a later date. He died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at the Salem Township Hospital.
Visitation at the funeral home will be after noon until time of the service Sunday, Sept. 19.
Jimmy L. Shouse
72; formerly of Georgetown
A memorial service for Jimmy L. Shouse, 72, of Louisville, formerly of Georgetown, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Peniel Revival Center, 1141 South Second St., Louisville, with burial in the Wolfe Cemetery
in Georgetown. He died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at his home.
Gehlbach-Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.
Jonathan Tobey "JT" Wathen
27; Charlestown resident
Funeral services for Jonathan Tobey "JT" Wathen, 27, of Charlestown, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, Grayson Funeral Home, Charlestown, with burial in Charlestown Cemetery. He died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, in Jeffersonville.
He was a native of Louisville.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, John L. and Joyce Wathen, Charlestown; his mother, Jean Wathen, Jeffersonville; brother, Jerry DuVall, Charlestown; a sister, Ronda DuVall, Jeffersonville and his grandmother, Lorena Latham, New Albany and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the funeral home will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 14 and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.