Obituaries – July 11 edition

Rick Allen Brawner, 68, of Hanover, Indiana passed away on Sunday, July 1, at 2:55 p.m. at his family homestead in Hanover.
He was born on February 22, 1950 in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Walton and Vaneita Rogers Brawner. Rick lived most of his life in the Hanover community and was a 1969 graduate of Southwestern High School where he made life-long friends and played varsity basketball. On September 16, 1972 Rick married his high school sweetheart and best friend Peggy Schuring at the Hanover Presbyterian Church. His commitment to Peggy withstood the test of time through their relationship of 50 years. Early in life he worked for Marvin Kleopfer Ford, Dicus Implement, Wesbecker, the Jefferson County highway department, and Cline Farms. His true calling in life was farming. He starting his own dairy operation in 1973 and took pride in purchasing his own farm in Kent, Indiana to continue that passion. In 1985 he began working at Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation (IKEC) and continued to work there for 27 years. During his time at IKEC he continued farming and raising beef cattle. After his retirement, he enjoyed caring for his grandchildren and worked part-time at Stephanus Farms. Rick was a member of the Hanover Baptist Church. He found enjoyment in growing a large garden, John Wayne movies, tractors, carpentry, and restoring furniture. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, devoted dad, and proud papaw. He was anxiously awaiting the birth of his expected grandson, Walton Allen Brawner. Rick will be remembered for his story-telling, firm handshake, great smile, and lasting friendship.
Survivors include his loving wife, Peg Schuring Brawner of Hanover, Indiana; his loving sons, Bobby Brawner and his wife, Andrea of Kent, Indiana, Ray Brawner and his wife, Alyssa of Hanover, Indiana; his loving daughters, Jenny Ice-Cable and her husband, Danny of Hanover, Indiana, Julie Brawner and her partner, Alicia of Columbia, Kentucky; his adoring grandchildren, Matthew Briner, Dougy Green, Aries Green, Bryson Ice-Cable, Payton Ice-Cable; great grandson, Mason Briner; his loving brother, Tom Brawner and his wife, Sharon of Madison, Indiana; his brother in law, John Schuring of Madison, Indiana; his sisters in law, Valerie Conzett and her husband, Mike of Omaha, Nebraska and Becky Brawner of Madison, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, July 6, 2018, by Pastor J.D. Traylor and Pastor Brynen Chitwood at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison, Indiana. Interment followed in the Hebron Cemetery near Madison.

Roy Allen Bush, 54, of Seymour, Indiana passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana
Born July 8, 1963 in Scottsburg, Indiana, he was the son of the late Roy E. Bush and Brenda (Byer) Bush, who survives in Austin, Indiana.
He married Vickie (Phillips) Bush on October 31, 1996.
He was a Bus Driver for Scott County School District 2, Scottsburg, Indiana
Survivors include: Wife Vickie Bush, Seymour, Indiana; Mother Brenda Bush, Austin, Indiana; Brothers: Rodney Bush, Scottsburg, Indiana; Roger Bush, Evansville, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by His Father: Roy E. Bush. Funeral service was Friday, July 6, 2018 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, with Rev. Keith Wingham officiating.
Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.

Guadalupe “Pete” Brunner, 74, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
She was born on November 29, 1943 in Pharr, Texas, the daughter of the late Daniel  Romero and Trinidad M. (Martinez) Romero. Lupe was a retired employee of Multicolor and also had worked at the old Freudenberg NOK both in Scottsburg, Indiana. She was a life member of the Scott County VFW Post # 6582 Ladies Auxiliary and attended the First Christian Church in Scottsburg. Lupe always enjoyed making things and doing crafts.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Thomas E. Brunner; three daughters, Terrena Cobb of Lexington, Indiana, Terresa Sadler of New Albany, Indiana and Terreva Zipp of Sellersburg, Indiana; a son, Tommy Brunner of Scottsburg, Indiana; four brothers, Armando Romero of Deputy, Indiana, Ricardo Romero of Lexington, Indiana, Rene Romero of Sellersburg, Indiana and Rosendo Romero of North Vernon, Indiana; five sisters, Ramona Barger and Soledad Barclay both of Austin, Indiana, Janie Clouse and Rita Fields both of Scottsburg, Indiana and Rosie Romero of Madison, Indiana; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Cremation services were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home. Memorial Service: was Friday, July 6, 2018 at Collins Funeral Home with George Ross officiating.
Memorial Contributions: Scott County Relay for Life c/o Collins Funeral Home, 465 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg, IN 47170.

Jerry Wayne Youngblood, 66, of Madison, passed away Tuesday, July 3, at 11:04 a.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison.
He entered this life on April 20, 1952 in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Robert Allen and Samantha Bolton Youngblood. He was a 1971 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School where he was involved in all aspects of the music programs and the choir. He was inducted into the United States Army on December 10, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky. He rose to the rate of Specialist Four serving in First Batallion of the 37th Armored Division during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged on December 2, 1974 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He remained in the Reserves and was discharged on December 9, 1977. On February 17, 1973 Jerry was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Cathy Bruther at the Madison Presbyterian Church in downtown Madison. This happy union of 45 years was blessed with a son, Jerry Wayne, II. He worked early in life for Dayton Walther Corporation for several years. In 1976 he began a career with M & T Chemical (later Atafina and Arkema) as a chemical operator retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Kent Christian Church. Jerry was a musician who played the piano with all the passion of his spirit.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Catherine “Cathy” N. Bruther Youngblood of Madison, Indiana; his loving son, Jerry Wayne “J.W.” Youngblood, II and his wife, Amy of Madison, Indiana; his loving granddaughter, Brookelynn Youngblood; his step grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kameron, and Keyton Hollan; his step great grandchildren, Carsen and Kendall; his brothers, Robert Allen Youngblood of Lexington, Indiana, Ronald Youngblood and his wife, Mary of Lawrence, Indiana, Michael Youngblood and his wife, Barb of Versailles, Indiana; his sisters in laws, Barbara Saleh and her husband, Ismale of Buford, Georgia, Pauline Boldery of Madison, Indiana, Connie Jones and her husband, Johnnie of Shelbyville, Kentucky; his brother in law, Robert Cooper of Madison, Indiana; his aunts, Carolyn Dailey, Madelline Purvis, Marcella Yocum and Pauline Young of all of Madison, Indiana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Allen Youngblood, his mother, Samantha Bolton Youngblood, his sister, Saundra Youngblood Cooper, and his brother in law, Donald Bruther.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 7, 2018, by Bro. Brian Schulz at the Kent Christian Church, 8082 W State Road 256 in Kent. Entombment followed in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, 9306 North US 421 near Madison, Indiana.
A final salute was conducted by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion at the Kent Christian Church with full honors to follow at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Wayne Youngblood Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home and the church.

Dolores Wooten, 86, Scottsburg, passed away Monday, July 2.
She was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Jefferson County. She was formerly employed at the Old Army Ammunition Plant and at Scott Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Couch (Junior); Barbara Blackwood (Steve); sons, Gary Wooten and John Wooten; brother, Lloyd Arbuckle (Mary) sister-in-laws, Sylvia Arbuckle and Marjorie Arbuckle; grandchildren: Robert Couch (Michelle), Gregory Couch (Joy), Michael Bright, Dwayne Blackwood, Jeremy Blackwood (Deanna); great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Couch, Zakerie Blackwood, Morgan Blackwood, Dylan Blackwood, Kristina Couch.
She was preceded in deadth by her parents, Floyd Arbuckle and Golda Mae Burchfield Arbuckle, brothers, Norman Arbuckle, Donald Arbuckle, James E. Arbuckle and a sister, June McDaniel.
Funeral service was Friday, July 6, at 1 p.m. at Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home in Scottsburg. Visitation 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Burial in Scottsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in care of Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 N. First Street, Scottsburg, IN, 47170.

Harry L. “Butch” Knight, 74, Scottsburg, passed away on Monday, July 2, in Scottsburg.
He was born September 25, 1943 in Scott County to William Knight and Mildred Donahue Knight. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a retired transport driver with the Scott County Sheriff; retired truck driver; retired as a new car hauler. His passion was faith, family and his country. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Scottsburg; Scott County Sheriff Posse, Christian Cowboys; Past Commander of Holly Grove AK American Legion; and the Scottsburg F&AM Lodge No. 572.
Survivors include his wife, Verla M. Knight; children: Russell Knight (Cheryl), Rainey Knight Duvall (Kerwin), Teresa Kessler (Randy); sisters: Janet Amick Carol Johnston, Betty Sharp; brother, William Leroy Knight (Dorothy); grandchildren: Anthony Gross, Aret Gross, Cody Duvall, Cailee Duvall, Landon Kessler.
Preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service: Thursday, July 5, at Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home from 9 to 11 a.m.
Burial will be Thursday, July 5, at 12 noon at the Indiana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Madison. With military graveside service.
Memorial donations may be made at the Wounded Warrior Fund in care of Stewart and Hoagland Funeral Home, 80 North First Street, Scottsburg.

Lowell Thomas, 77, of Lexington, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on October 9, 1940 in Dizney, Kentucky, the son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth (Lovett) Thomas. Lowell was a retired forklift operator at Morgan Foods in Austin, Indiana and a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church in Dizney, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Clifford, Bill, Wade, Ervin and Ben Thomas and a sister, Janie Wilhite. Survivors include a brother, Carl Thomas of Austin, Indiana; three sisters, Rose Jones, Coella Thomas-Saylor and Patricia Thomas all of Deputy, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation services were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Johnie Howard, 46, of Medora, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
He was born on May 14, 1972 in Scottsburg, Indiana, he was the son of Ollie James Howard and Ramona Faye (Little) Milligan. Johnie was a beloved son, dad, brother and grandpa. He enjoyed working in his yard and riding his four wheeler, but especially loved playing with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father.. Survivors include three daughters, Crystal,, Lisa and Heather Howard all of Medora, Indiana; his mother, Faye Milligan of Medora, Indiana; a brother, Tom Howard and wife Candy of Scottsburg, Indiana and six grandchildren, Mason, Jaxton, Levi, Kyzer, Ellie and Avah.
Graveside services was Thursday, July 5, at New Providence Cemetery near Austin, Indiana. Arrangements were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Charles Ervin Mull, 79, of Scottsburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018 at his residence.
He was born on June 16, 1939 in Scottsburg, Indiana, the son of the late Charlie Mull and Hallie (Cass) Mull. Ervin graduated from Scottsburg High School. He was married on Dec. 14, 1962 to Cleo F. (Fleenor) Mull, who passed away on Sept. 13, 2014. Ervin was a retired truck driver, owner of Mull Trucking Company and a member of the Mt. Hebron Church. He served in the Armed Forces as a SP4 E4 (T) in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his wife, Ervin was preceded in death by a son, Mark Wayne Mull and a brother, Johnnie Mull.
Survivors include three sons, Glenn E. Mull and wife Hollie of Little York, Indiana, Darren L. Mull and Anthony Mull both of Scottsburg, Indiana; a daughter, Monica F. Bargh and husband John Bargh of Guilford, CT; three brothers, Ronald Mull and wife Susie and Frankie Mull and wife Kyla all of North Vernon, Indiana and Dale Mull of Scottsburg, Indiana; four sisters, Janet Mattox and husband Jerry, Mildred Gardner and Judy Fleenor all of Scottsburg, Indiana and Catherine Jennings and husband John of Salem, Indiana; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral Service was Friday, July 6, 2018 at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana with Bro. Rodney Sweeney officiating. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery near Scottsburg, Indiana.

Luther Roberts, 85, of Scottsburg, Indiana passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana
Born April 7, 1933 in Breathitt County, KY, he was the son of the late James Roberts and Lillie (White) Roberts.
He worked at Morgan Foods for more than 40 years. He retired in 1997.
He also attended the Pentecostal Church of God for many years and later The Broadway Pentecostal Church, both in Austin.
He was preceded in death by Brothers: Elige, Henry, and Herbert Roberts, Sisters: Sally Roberts, Armine Roberts, Mattie White, and Lillie Collins.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin, Indiana with Rev. Johnny Bowling officiating.
Burial will be at White & Roberts Cemetery in Austin, Indiana.