Obituaries

Dennis Ray Long, age 64

January 22, 2015
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Dennis Ray Long, age 64

Dennis Ray Long died peacefully at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Chicago, Illinois on January 20, 2015 at the age of 64. Dennis is survived by his wife, Cindy, of Batesville, Indiana, daughters Lara (Bryan) Washington of Lindon, Utah, Cami (Rob) Smith of Orem, Utah, Crystal (Steve) Smith of Alpine, Utah, and...

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Mrs. Darlene (Lewis) Evans

Mrs. Darlene (Lewis) Evans, age 54, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 11, 1960, in Madison, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Benny & Melvena (Warner) Lewis. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana & was a 1979 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Darlene was united in marriage on...

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Delbert Clyde Bateman

January 20, 2015
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Delbert Clyde Bateman, 95, of Golden, Colorado, formerly of Aurora, Indiana passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Evergreen, Colorado. He was born Friday, January 9, 1920 in Milan, Indiana, Son of the late William R. Bateman and the late Julie J. Gouge Bateman. Delbert served his Country as a member of the United...

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Robert “Soap” Sutherlin, 76

January 20, 2015
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Robert “Soap” Sutherlin, 76

Robert R. “Soap” Sutherlin, 76, of Versailles passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at his home. He was born at Lebanon on October 5, 1938 the son of Roscoe and Josephine Byrd Sutherlin. Survivors include one son Brandon Palmer of Indianapolis; two daughters Leslie Palmer of Louisville, and Angel Palmer of Versailles; three grandchildren...

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Howard E. Hulls

January 19, 2015
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Howard E. Hulls

Howard E. “Ed” Hulls, 70, of Lawrenceburgh IN, formerly of Oregon, Ohio passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014. He was born Friday April 14, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio. Son of the late Howard Earl Hulls and the late Rachael Butts Alderidge. He enjoyed many hobbies when he was healthy, including scuba diving, bowling, playing...

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Charlie Acre, 71

January 19, 2015
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Charlie Acre, 71

Charlie Acre, 71, of Cross Plains passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the home of his son in North Vernon. He was born at Milan on March 6, 1943 the son of Russell and Ora Roberts Acre. Survivors include his mother Ora Acre Alsop of Cross Plains; three sons Robert J. Acre and...

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Judith Ann Jump

January 18, 2015
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Judith Ann Jump

Judith Ann Henry Jump, 72, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. Judith was born Wednesday, January 13, 1943 in Aurora, Indiana, Daughter of the late Leonard William “Bud” Henry and the late Ivorea Emery Henry. Judith was a 1961 graduate of Aurora High School. She worked for SIETA, a Government agency...

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Earl H. Palmer

January 17, 2015
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Earl H. Palmer

Earl H. Palmer, 87 of Milan passed away Saturday January 17, 2015 at the Waters of Dillsboro. Earl was born Saturday September 10, 1927 in Guilford the son of Joseph and Lilly (Garrett) Palmer. He married Barbara (Payton) Palmer January 19, 1951 and she survives. Earl was a US Army Veteran, and a retired...

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Mary Jessie Rea

January 17, 2015
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Mary Jessie Rea, 67, of Rexville passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at her home. She was born at Madison on June 17, 1947 the daughter of Lewis and Rosetta Turner Demaree. She was married to Lester Rea on October 3, 1970 and he survives. Other survivors include one son John (Kelly) Rea of...

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Linda Sue Hess Oelker

Linda Sue Hess Oelker

Linda Sue Hess Oelker, age 62, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at her home in Sunman. Born September 30, 1952, Linda was the daughter of Vernon and Jessie McCool Hess. A member of St. John Lutheran Church in Hubbell’s Corner, Linda (fondly known as “Mrs. O”) was a passionate teacher; one beloved by...

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all-day Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
Metamora Volunteer Firemen’s Fes... @ Gateway Park
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The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting their annual firemen’s festival at Gateway Park (across US 52 from Metamora) on Saturday, July 4. Parade starts at 6 pm at the park (route crosses US 52 and goes through Metamora). 3 pm food starts — pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, ice cold drinks. Also included are kids’ games, pull tabs, bounce house, slides, tractor pull. Live music by Stagger Lee. Beer garden from 3 pm – 3 am. Fireworks at dusk at Gateway Park.
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Metamora Volunteer Fire Dept. In...
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am
Come join the Metamora Volunteer Firemen and the Infamous Few Charity Riders for a day of riding and celebration. These men are all volunteers and need our support to keep their firehouse functioning and in good order so they too can help others when called upon! This ride will take us through scenic Franklin and Ripley Counties on a relaxing cruise through the countryside. Please plan on joining us for the entire day, as we will be having breakfast early and attending the Firemen’s Festival afterwards. Registration at the Hearthstone Restaurant: $20 per person / $25 per couple (10 am – 12 pm; breakfast available for purchase) Ride leaves at noon; ends a the firehouse and includes dinner with registration fee (all others are $8 per person)
10:00 am Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival @ Vogt Farm
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Blueberry treats, live music, horse-drawn trolley rides, crafts, petting zoo, pony rides, paddleboat rides, south of Batesville on State Road 129. 10 am – 7 pm. No admission charge.

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