Dora Ruth Newsome Larison



Dora Ruth Newsome Larison, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Born April 3, 1937, in Kona, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Ben Newsome and Clady Tackett Newsome. On Nov. 15, 1957, Dora became Mrs. James E. Arbuckle. They shared 20 years of marriage before his passing in 1977. On July 23, 1979, Dora married Donald D. Larison, who passed away in November of 2004.

Dora attended Bethany Baptist Church in Seymour. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Dora is survived by a daughter, Katrenia Arbuckle Ogle; and a granddaughter, Jaelyn Ruth Ogle, both of Seymour; one brother, Ben Newsome Jr. (Ida) of Lexington; two stepdaughters, Roberta (Bob) Kroger of Westport, and Donita (Mark) Nelson of Greenfield; 10 stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; four nephews; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother, Marguerite McIntyre; husband, James E. Arbuckle; second husband, Donald D. Larison; brother, Ernest L. Newsome; sister, Deborah L. Bowling; and stepdaughter, Vicki L. Denney.

Pastor John Moore will conduct the funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodlawn Life Celebration Centre, 311 Holiday Square Road, Seymour. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and then from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday. Burial will follow at Scottsburg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made at the funeral home to the Bethany Baptist Church Building Fund. Friends can sign the guestbook or leave messages to the family at

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