Charles W. Abner

Charles W. Abner


Charles W. Abner, 65, of Medora passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 9:41 a.m at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 11, 1951, in Seymour, he was the son of Charles W. Abner Sr. and Martha Jane Shelton Abner. He lived his entire life in Jackson County.

Charles was a retired Army veteran and attended Medora Christian Church. He had been employed with Kaiser Aluminum in Bedford and then drove a truck for Jackson-Jennings Co-Op. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Mitchell and the American Legion in Seymour. He was a 1969 graduate of Brownstown Central High School and enjoyed horses and camping.

Survivors include his children, Lori Kistner and Holly Tate, both of Virginia, and Brandon Fields of Heltonville; grandchildren, Cayden, Gracie and Corbin Fields; sisters, Pam Sims and Becky Zirkel, both of Medora, and Margaret Rouse of Carmel; and nieces and nephews, Jason Weddell and Brad Holstine, both of Medora, Kim Allman of Brownstown, Julie Gorbett of North Vernon, Jennifer Rouse of Carmel and Chris Rouse of Clayton.

Burial will take place at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Memorials may be given to Johnson Funeral Home.

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James ‘Jim’ Jenkins


James “Jim” Jenkins, 74, of North Vernon died at 12:18 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home.

Survivors include sons, Rusty (Carol) Jenkins and Jack Hatton, all of North Vernon; daughters, Angela Jenkins of Kentucky, Lora (Roger) Vanosdol of Butlerville and Lynnetta Jenkins and Melinda Vanosdol, both of North Vernon; brother, Ronnie Heavern of North Vernon; sister, Frances Dow of Michigan; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annetta Jenkins.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Vernon Cemetery.

Randy Joel Miller


Randy Joel Miller, 71, of Seymour passed away peacefully at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Franciscan Health Heart Center Indianapolis.

Born April 2, 1945, in Seymour, he was the son of Willard and Lela Robison Miller, both of whom preceded him in death.

Randy graduated from Brownstown High School in 1963. He was retired from Kieffer Paper Mills, where he had served as union president, in Brownstown. His favorite hobbies were fishing, hunting, cooking and flea markets and auctions.

He was a loving father to Tammy (Randy) Colliver of Clarksville, Tennessee; grandfather to Erica (Greg) Montelione of New Port Richey, Florida, and Samantha (Jessie) Jimenez, Jamie Helton and Hannah Helton, all of Clarksville, Tennessee; and a proud great-grandfather of Jaxson and Penelope Jimenez of Clarksville, Tennessee. Other survivors include a brother, Joe (Judy) Miller of Brownstown; sisters, Karen Brock of Lakeland, Florida, and Sharon Anderson of Pablo, Montana; and seven nieces and nephews and two great nieces and two great nephews.

To our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Miller.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association through Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre in Seymour.

A special thanks to the staff at Franciscan Health Heart Center Indianapolis.

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Richard Cleo ‘Dick’ Robbins, Sr


Richard Cleo “Dick” Robbins Sr., 76, of Seymour died at 2:20 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Robbins of Seymour; sons, Richard (Lori) Robbins Jr. of Seymour and Stanley Robbins of Scottsburg; daughters, Tina (Ralph) Day-Porter of Lovett, Tammy (Brad) Wilson-Reed of Scipio, Teri Sullivan of Dothan, Alabama, and Billie (Marty) Reynolds of Seymour; sisters, Elizabeth Anne Leaver of Anderson and Ruby Hall of Seymour; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of service Thursday.

Memorials may be made for expenses.

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