Donna JoAnn Davis


Donna JoAnn Davis


Donna JoAnn Davis, 85, of North Vernon, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the home of her daughter.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Wells of North Vernon and Deborah (Alan) Bustle of Holton; four sons, Michael Joyner and Gerald Joyner, both of Indianapolis, and Scott Joyner and Brian (Gina) Joyner, all of North Vernon; two sisters, Lucille Snedaker of Florida and Beverly Miller of Southport; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Sunday.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Rex Eldred Miller


Rex Eldred Miller, 81, of Scipio, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was the widower of Eva Miller.

Arrangements are pending at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon.

Rosalie Robbins


Rosalie Robbins, 81, of Seymour, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at home.

Born Oct. 2, 1935, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of Howard and Ruby Elliott Reynolds, both of whom preceded her in death. On Feb. 11, 1955, in Seymour, she married Mervin James Robbins, who preceded her in death Jan. 2, 2004.

Rosalie was employed with Excello Shirt Factory in Seymour for 10 years and retired from Domestic Laundry after 8½ years.

Survivors include her children, Terry (Diana) Robbins, Doug Robbins and Rhonda (Joshua) Clark; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Mary Hackman and Nellie (Melvin) Weddle.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Mervin James Robbins Jr.; a daughter, Shirley Tucker; a grandson; and two sisters, Betty Mills and Loretta Mikel.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Voss Chapel with Pastor Terry Robbins and Pastor John Carr officiating. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Amy Lynn Tippin


Amy Lynn Tippin, 45, of Jackson County, died at 2:38 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born Sept. 2, 1971, in Hannibal, Missouri, she was the daughter of Morris I. Tippin and Nancy Sanders Tippin, who together live in Medora.

Amy was of the Christian faith. She was a home health aide, a certified nursing assistant and a huge animal lover. She enjoyed music by playing the trumpet and singing karaoke, and she especially loved “the ’80s.”

Other survivors include three daughters, Lauren Elizabeth Crowl of Canton, Missouri, and Brenna Michelle Riley and Jessica Lynn Riley, both of Crothersville; a brother, Brent (Donna) Tippin of Pleasant Plains, Illinois; three grandchildren, Landon, Maya and Mila Crowl; and a niece, Aubrey Tippin.

Burial will be in Rice Covenanter Cemetery in Washington County.

Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia handled the arrangements.

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