Obituaries for Fri., Dec. 31, 2010

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 31, 2010


Martha Ann Hartjen Blair, 52, of Red Level, died Wed., Dec. 29, 2010, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tues., Jan. 4, 2011, at New Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Allen Kramp officiating and interment following at Mt. Carmel Cemetery with Foreman Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.

Visitation will be Monday after 6 p.m. at Foreman’s and 30 minutes prior to services at the church.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Harp of Red Level; a grandson, Bryan Leon Harp; her brothers, Martin (Carol McClelland) Hartjen of Red Level, James Lewis Hartjen of Red Level, John Henry Hartjen of Sulpher, La.; a sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie Sue and Charles Morris of Pensacola, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews

Pallbearers will be John Hartjen, James Hartjen, Eddie Ledkin, Kenneth Harp, Brian Williams and Phillip Peebles.

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Charlie Bovino, 60, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Dec. 30, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements, including a service with military honors, are incomplete and will be announced later by Keahey Funeral Home.


Viola May Gross, 85, of Andalusia, passed away Thurs., Dec. 30, 2010.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Wed., Jan. 5, 2011, at New Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Allen Kramp and the Rev. Carl Turman officiating and Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Survivors include daughter, Sharon Gross (Marion) Rucker of Golconda, Ill.; two sons, Keith Edward (Linda) Gross of Mooresville, Ind., and Kenneth Wayne Gross of Avon, Ind.; grandchildren, Richard Martin Rucker, Laura Lee English, Kenneth Russell Rucker, Marion “Shannon” Rucker Leonard, Megan Gross Pinckard, Patricia Lee Gross Henry, Kimberly Gross and Kenneth Allen Gross; one step-grandchild, Vickie Renee Rucker Myrick; 16 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth Edward Gross, and husband of 10 years, Clayton Randolph Miller; parents, Louis H. Jetter and Mary Ida Benicker Jetter; brother, Lawrence Martin Ridings; and sister, Dorothea Desson.

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