February 27, 2014

Rubye Lorene Bowling

Rubye Lorene Bowling, 97 of Osgood, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, at St. Andrews in Batesville. She was born May 2, 1916, in Clinton, Tenn., the daughter of Floyd Wilbur and Maude Marie Kidwell Gilliam. Rubye married Howard Lawson Bowling on March 21, 1937, and he preceded her in death July 11, 1984.

Past memberships were Worthwhile Home Economics Club, Women’s VFW Auxiliary # 9987and Ye’Old Central House Players all of Napoleon. Rubye also was a past employee of the Muscatatuck State Hospital of Butlerville.

Survivors include sons Kenneth Bowling Sr. of Osgood and Jimmy Bowling of Arizona; daughters: Margaret Anne Schmidt of Greensburg and Eleanor Jean Connolly of Temecula, Ca.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive.

She was preceded in death by one son, Terry Bowling; one brother, Kyle Wilbur Gilliam and one sister, Fayetta Disney.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 24, at Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood. Burial was in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery of Napoleon. Neal’s Funeral Home, Osgood, was in charge of arrangements; www.nealsfuneralhome.net.

Charles J. “Duke” Owens

Charles J. “Duke” Owens, 82, of Osgood, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. He was born at Clarksburg in Decatur County on January 22, 1931, the son of Glenn and Ethel Goodpaster Owens.

Survivors include two brothers, Joe (Susan) Owens and John (Kathryn) Owens both of Osgood; two sisters, Lou Truelblood of Salem and Georgia (Jerry) Adkinson of Elrod. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harold, Railey, Russell, Jim, Eugene, and Dennis Owens, and his sister Faye Mills.

Mr. Owens was a farmer and former employee of the Ripley County Highway Department. Duke was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church and the CB Helping Hands Club.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, at 11 a.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Joe Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Osgood Fire Department in care of the funeral home.

Clifton Deamron

Clifton Deamron, 84, of Dillsboro, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a long illness. He was born July 19, 1929, in Campbellsburg, Ky., the son of Dee Clifford Deamron and Tinnie Bell Deamron. On July 1, 1950, he was united in marriage to Thelma Knigga and they were the parents of four children: Terry, Ricky, Marsha and Linda Sue.

Clifton was employed as a painter at Aurora Casket Company for 32 years and also at Delta Faucet Company in Greensburg for 10 years. Clifton was a family man, and he enjoyed working around his home and taking care of the yard. He always had a nice garden that he was proud of. He also enjoyed working on cars, both his and his children’s.

Clifton was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Phillip Deamron; and his sister, Mildred “Aunt Big” Coblin.

Surviving are his wife, Thelma; two sons, Terry (Diana) Deamron of Greenwood and Ricky (Sandra) Deamron of Greensburg; two daughters, Marsha Ann (Michael) Back of Cross Plains and Linda Sue (Ronald) Sniegowski of Aurora; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Clifton will be Saturday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. at DeVries Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Friends may meet the family on Friday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Memorial contributions in his memory may be given to the Oakdale Cemetery or to Dillsboro Life Squad.
DeVries Funeral Home, Dillsboro, is entrusted with arrangements.