Dolly Ann Gambrel

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment ]

Dolly Ann Gambrel, 80, of Crothersville and a lifelong resident of Jackson County, passed away at 12:45 AM on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at St Vincent Hospital in Salem.

Born March 11, 1934 in Seymour, Indiana, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Tidd) Black.

In February of 1951 she married Harold F. Gambrel who passed away on April 21, 2005.

Dolly enjoyed being a homemaker and was a seed vendor through Valonia Tree Nursery. Her other interests were fishing, playing cards, and mushroom & ginseng hunting. She loved to sew and could make anything with material and thread.   Dolly was a member of the Russell Chapel Church.

Survivors include three children, Patricia Newberry and her husband Phillip of Crothersville, Michael Gambrel and his wife Mary Ann of Crothersville, and Ronnie Gambrel of Crothersville, 6 grandchildren and their spouses, Jay (Angie) Newberry, Kyle (Glenna) Newberry, Chris (Rachel) Gambrel, Laura Gambrel, Kayla Gambrel all of Crothersville, Natalie (David) Bires of Austin, 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Thurmond, Harold, Kenneth, Lawrence, and Donald, 3 sisters, Opal, Mildred, and Betty.

Brother Randy King will conduct graveside services at 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Russell Chapel Cemetery. Cremation has been entrusted to Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.

Memorial donations can be given in memory of Dolly to Russell Chapel Cemetery c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.



Jerald D. Prince

[25 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments ]

Jerald D. Prince, 81, of Austin, formerly a Crothersville resident, passed away at 6:30 AM on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home.

Born June 10, 1933 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of Thomas Z. and Ethel Grace (Reynolds) Prince who are both deceased.

Jerald was a Tampico High School Graduate and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1955.

On June 25, 1955 he married Helen B. (Banks) Prince who survives in Austin.

He worked at Cummins for 35 years as an Options Specs Specialist and worked as a carpenter & building contractor with his dad and sons. As a child he farmed with his family until retiring from farming in early 1970’s. His love for his family was shown by the time they spent together, riding in fishing boats, vacationing, being with his grandchildren. Singing and listening to gospel and country music was a favorite of his. Jerald was a man of faith and attended the Alliance Bible Church in Crothersville.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of 59 years, sons, Tom (Barb) Prince of Vallonia, Tony (Barb) Prince of Austin, Jerry (Joyce) Prince of Greenwood, daughter in law, Debra L. Prince of Ogilville, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren, 5 siblings, Montie G. (Barbara A.) Prince of Seymour, Joyce A. (Michael) Wright of Georgetown, KY, Barb S. (Lester) Silence of Athens, Alabama, Randall L. Prince of Crothersville, Lucy (Glenn) Duval of Frankfort, KY.

A son, Terry L. Prince and a sister, Nancy Prince, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Uniontown Cemetery.

Visitation is on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 4:00PM until 8:00PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville and after 9:00 AM on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be given to Schneck Hospice c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.  Online condolences may be given to the family at

Lloyd L. Otte

[17 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments ]

otteobitLloyd L. Otte, 73, of Crothersville, passed away on Thursday afternoon, July 17, at home.

Lloyd loved his family and his community. He married Carol Whitson in 1967, and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Together, they built a home, a farm, and a family. He loved his children dearly, and was proud of them. Lloyd drove the Crothersville school bus for field trips and sports. He was known as the “Tiger Driver,” and he cheered for every athlete.

Lloyd cared deeply for the land and nature, especially the home place where he farmed and then cut firewood.

He was always ready to travel. He spent many happy days walking the beach, looking for seashells, or hiking up to the snow in the mountains.

Lloyd was a hard worker. He loved the Lord, and enacted his faith by caring for others. He was stubborn and genuine. He was kind. He will be greatly missed.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Matthew (Jenny) Otte; his daughter Liz (Nate) Brownlee; his granddaughter, Addison; and his brother Ralph (Geraldine) Otte. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth Ayers Otte; his brothers, Irvin, Marshall, and Earl.

Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, in Crothersville, on Sunday July 20, from 1 to 6pm. The funeral will be at Peace Lutheran Church, in Seymour, where Lloyd was a member. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am, and the service will begin at 10am on Monday, July 21.

Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Camp Lakeview, Peace Meals, or Family Nature Summits all c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.

Morris Lee Royalty

[20 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments ]

morisroyaltypicMorris Lee Royalty, 76, a life long resident of Crothersville, passed away at 6:00 AM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born on Columbus Day, October 12, 1937 in Washington County, Indiana, he was the son of Robert Roy Royalty and Mildred (Wilson) Royalty who are both deceased.

Morris retired from Regal Insulation and worked previously at Arvins, Cummins, and Royalty Companies.

He served in the United Sates Navy was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Seymour, and American Legion Post #89 in Seymour.

Survivors include his best friend and companion, Beverly “Bev” Findley, 1 brother, John Thomas (Carol) Royalty, of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by 12 siblings, Ralph Royalty, William “Bill” Royalty, Margaret Hagen, James “Jim” Royalty, Chris T. Royalty, Alamae Muncy, Laymon Royalty, Joe “J.C.” Royalty, Lee “Sam” Donald Royalty, Emmerine Mitchell and infant twins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Marion Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday June 22, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Monday both at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be given Marion Cemetery or Schneck Hospice.

Harold “Jimmy” Gibson

[20 Jun 2014 | One Comment ]

haroldgibsonpicHarold “Jimmy” Gibson, 75, of Austin, passed away at 2:10 AM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home.

Born August 16, 1938 in Cumberland, Kentucky, he was the son of Harrison and Martha (Gross) Gibson who both deceased.

Jimmy worked as an over the road truck driver for Pegasus Trucking, he served in the United States Air Force and National Guard, was a member of Mt. Paron Hill Street Baptist Church, he served as an assistant pastor at Hill Street Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He loved to fish, play the guitar, sing, and write. Jimmy was the author of the book he wrote and published, “Settling Mars”.

On April 26, 1958 in Crothersville, Indiana, he married B. Jean (Francis) Gibson who survives in Austin.

Other survivors include 5 children, Vivian (Robert) Stidham of Scottsburg, Diana Gibson of Clarksville, Timothy Gibson of Scottsburg, Lisa Manuel of Seymour, and Kimberly Gibson of Clarksville, 7 grandchildren, Sabrina (Stidham) & spouse James Vires of Scottsburg, Chase Stidham of Scottsburg, Justin Gibson of New Albany, Cory Gibson of Scottsburg

Dustin Mullins & spouse Missy of Corydon, Ky, and Cody Manuel of Mitchell, IN, 5 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Virgil (Carol) Gibson of Franklin, Ohio and Tommy (Debbie) Gibson of Austin.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Laura Rose Gibson, 3 brothers, Oscar “Jimbo” Gibson, Clinton Gibson, and Omer Gibson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 23, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN with burial to follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday June 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations can be given to the family who will designate to the families wishes at a later date.