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February 12, 2020

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Februar y 12, 2020 C-7 OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday e family of Georgia L. Mason wishes to acknowledge with gratitude those acts of kindness you bestowed upon our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. ank you for the prayers, cards, flowers, memorial contributions, food and words of comfort. Special thanks to our relatives and friends, the doctors and nurses that assisted Mother at St. Vincent, River Pointe Health Campus and Heart to Heart Hospice. Special thanks to New Liberty G. B. Church for providing dinner aer the services and Arthur G.B. Church for the use of their Fellowship Hall. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." to all who called, visited, sent cards and for all the prayers sent upon behalf of Scott and his family. We are so thankful for all the support we received from this community and our churches. A special thank you to Memorial Hospital, PES, Ascera Care Hospice, Amber Manor and friends. We are so blessed to have you all. Again, thank you. Jimmi Sue, Andrew McCutchan, Cassie McDowell and Keri Woods PEACE of MIND Let our 130 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 812-937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 812-789-2009 Down on the Farm Why ag. cares about Coronavirus By Hans Schmitz Purdue Extension Educator What does a viral out- break in China have to do with lo- cal farmers in Indiana? Quite a bit actually. The Corona- virus has af- fected multi- ple markets and sent quite a bit of fear through communi- ties in the United States. Real impacts and per- ceived impacts both play into the ripple effects of the outbreak. A quick anal- ysis of those effects brings a little light to the issue. According to the Centers for Disease Con- trol, Coronavirus is an animal-to-human trans- mission potential vector similar to the MERS and SARS disease outbreaks of the past. Social media has been rife with com- parisons to the common flu and scale with which mortality from the flu com- pares to that of the Corona- virus. Generally speaking, the point is that worrying about the flu is much more important. Flaws exist with this comparison, but both are viruses. Preven- tion steps for one are just as important to prevent the other. The flaw lies in mor- tality rates, not sheer num- ber of mortalities. In 2017, the CDC reported 29 mil- lion cases of the flu and 38 thousand deaths in the United States, a mortality rate of 0.13 percent. As of February 5, the Chinese government has reported 28,018 cases of coronavi- rus and 563 deaths, a mor- tality rate of 2.01 percent. If a disease has a 1 in 50 chance of killing someone, it will receive more atten- tion than something with a 1 in 1000 chance. In agriculture, the Coro- navirus affects the local and regional community in China. Transportation restrictions have affected the supply of feedstuffs into affected regions, ac- cording to multiple news media reports. Particular- ly for smaller livestock that cannot survive long with- out feed, such as poultry, mortality adds up more quickly. This effect re- sounds globally. Fewer livestock mean less need for feed, some of which comes from the United States. Soybean meal in particular has already been im- pacted by the A frican Swine Fever outbreak. Further reduc- tion in feed de- mand from Chi- na makes buy- ing American products difficult, as there exists no need to buy what has no demand. In response to the out- break, China is likely to de- lay buying commitments in agricultural products. The phase one deal with the United States and Chi- na included a clause call- ing for consultations if a natural disaster were to occur that would prevent buying from being ful- filled, and that consulta- tion may occur. As a re- sult, despite the phase one deal signing and the USMCA signing on back to back days last month, corn and soybean markets have held steady or low- ered slightly, anticipating actual purchases rather than promises. China in- fluences soybean markets more than corn markets, and those have rebound- ed a bit from initial coro- navirus concerns. Howev- er, continued expectations of moderation in the Chi- nese market have trans- lated to moderation in soy- bean prices locally. On the livestock side, the anticipation that de- mand for livestock prod- ucts may increase has po- tential for profitability in that sector. The acknowl- edgment of a global econ- omy is more important now than ever, especial- ly with depressed feed prices in the grain sector. Coronavirus is a signifi- cant health concern, and the impacts have domi- nated grain markets since the announcement, along with the wait-and-see ap- proach with trade buys. For more information, con- tact Hans at 812-838 -1331 or WILLIAM H. COCHREN William H."Bill" Co- chren, 92, of Winslow, sur- rounded by his wife and family, passed from this life and home to his new home in heaven shortly after 7 p.m. on Thurs- day, Feb. 6, 2020, at Am- ber Manor Nursing Facil- ity in Petersburg. He was born on March 19, 1927, in Oakland City, to William Raye and Dess (Harvey) Cochren. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1944. He served in the Navy during World War II at Treasure Island. He re- turned home and married the love of his life, Bet- ty Lou Davis, on July 30, 1948, and they shared al- most 72 years together. He worked over 40 years as a conductor/brakeman for the New York Cen- tral/Penn Central/Con- rail train systems. He was active in the Church of God, leading worship ser- vices and singing with his wife, before feeling the call to become a pastor. He pastored at the Oak- land City Church of God, Muren Church of God at Arthur, Winslow Church of God and the Petersburg Church of God. He was recognized by the Church of God state offices in An- derson for his 50 years of ministry in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Betty Cochren; sons, Dave (Kathi) Co- chren, of Winslow, and Tony ( Joanna) Cochren, of Petersburg; son-in-law, Gene (Annette) Bolin, of Winslow; grandchildren: Jason (Kristy) Bolin, Anita Bolin, of Winslow, Tim (Cassey) Cochren, of Bloomington, Michael (Leah) Cochren, of Mont- gomery, Maya and Court- ney Frederick, of Peters- burg, Amanda (Tim) Co- chren Parsons, of Virginia Beach, Va., Joseph (Amy) Cochren, of Waterloo, Ill., and Travis Cochren of Winslow; great-grand- children, Jayden, Claire and Kendall Bolin, Kaybri Cochren, and Theo, Alex- is and Judah, all born in 2019; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Ann Bolin; son, Timothy Allen; a brother, Harvey Cochren; sisters, Vivan Cochrane and Geraldine Thornburg; and an infant brother. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Don Fausnaugh, Rev. Dale Landis and Mr. Jon Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. EST on Tuesday and will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednes- day at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to your favorite charity or to Chemo Bud- dies in Bill's name. Family and friends may send mes- sages of comfort to www. JAMES K. DICKERSON James K. Dickerson, 80, of Petersburg, entered rest on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at his home. He was born on March 21, 1939, in Evansville, to James and Kermit (Newkirk) Dick- erson. He was an electrical con- tractor for several years. He was a member of Winslow General Baptist Church, where he served as a dea- con, trustee, Sunday School superintendent and Gos- pel Echo Quartet. Also, was a member of U.M.W.A., Winslow Masonic Lodge #260, Petersburg V.F.W. Post 3587 and elected mem- ber of the Flat Creek Associ- ation Board of Trustees. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn (Coleman) Dickerson; son, James G. "Jay" Dickerson, of Evansville; daughter, Ange- la K. Chandler, of Indianap- olis; and two grandsons, Ty- ler James and Parker Scott Chandler. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Winslow General Baptist Church, with Rev. Gary Wat- son and Rev. Terry Beadles officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation was from 4- 8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel is assisting the fam- ily. Family and friends may send messages of comfort to LYNNET TE ARLINE OOLEY Lynnette Arline Ooley, 72, passed away on Janu- ary 30, 2020, at her home in Campbelltown. She was born in Indianap- olis on December 8, 1947, to Henry Walters and Mary Lou Emma Dransfield Wal- ters. On June 5, 1965, at the Gosport Baptist Church, she married the love of her life, Jim L. Ooley. An active member of the Winslow Christian Church, she loved life and consid- ered each day a gift from God. She served in ma- ny capacities at church, in- cluding president of CWF for nine years, singing in the choir, board secretary and editing the weekly bulletin. A champion of environmen- tal causes and a lover of an- imals, she worked behind the scenes for the welfare of the Earth and supported an- imal causes, as well as car- ing for the many strays who showed up on her doorstep. Known by many as "the hat lady," because of her pen- chant for wearing interest- ing chapeaus, she enjoyed genealogy, gardening, ga- rage sales, books, music and writing. She edited ma- ny obit books and won priz- es for her poetry (which she called "ditties"). Her most interesting hobby was en- tering sweepstakes, having won many prizes and nu- merous trips. Of all her var- ied interests, spending time with her husband, children and granddaughter was her greatest joy. She is survived by her husband, Jim Ooley; two daughters, Pamela J. (Law- rence) Glass, of Pittsboro, Ind., and Deanna L. Ool- ey, of Nashville, Tenn.; her granddaughter, Josephine Lynne Cialkowski, of Pitts- boro; sisters, Pamela Inab- nitt, of Greenwood, Gail Tefft, of Roswell, Ga., and Kathie Walters, of Ball Ground, Ga.; and sever- al nieces, nephews, grand- nieces and grandnephews will miss her. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Vicki Walters and Betty Sue Wal- ters. She will be interred at the Gosport, Ind., cemetery, next to her beloved grand- parents, H.B. and Monda Bunting. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lynne's favorite animal charity, PAWS, 4224 N Me- ridian Rd, Petersburg, IN 47567. STANCIL ELLIOT T EDWARDS Stancil Elliott Edwards, 78, of Washington, Ind., passed on Feb 6, 2020. Born December 13, 1941, he was the son of the late Paul Edwards and Clyde Byrd (Edwards). He grew up farming, with many years in industry at Cummins and US Railroad. He loved sports, as well as fishing, with basketball be- ing at the top of the list and always wearing his IU hat. He is survived by two sons, Chad E Edwards and Stancil R. Edwards; three grandchildren; a brother, Jr. Byrd; and two sisters, Lela (Edwards) and Linda Smith (Byrd). R AYMOND L. MOSBY Raymond "Flub" L. Mos- by, 81, of Jasper, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Thurs- day, February 6, 2020, from complications of Parkinson's Disease, at Memorial Hospi- tal and Health Care Campus in Jasper. He was born in Otwell on February 23, 1938, to Clar- ence and Bertha (Garrison) Mosby. He married Jane Trevi- no on October 6, 1983, in Petersburg. He graduated from Otwell High School in 1956. He worked for JOFCO for several years and retired from the Jasper Corporation in 2001, where he was finish- ing sprayer. He was a former board president of the Pike County School Corporation and a founding member of the Rocksteady Boxing Pro- gram at the YMCA. He was a former Little League base- ball coach. He was a dedicat- ed and loving husband, fa- ther, brother, grandfather and friend to many. He was an avid Los Angeles Dodg- ers fan and IU Hoosier through and through. He enjoyed playing cards, es- pecially euchre and rummy. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Jane Mosby, of Jas- per; one daughter, Kelli (Er- ic) Curtis, of Jasper; three sons, Monty (Steven) Mos- by, of Indianapolis, Todd (Kim) Mosby, of Haubstadt, and Rick (Debbie) Trevino, of Jasper; five grandkids, Er- ic Curtis II, Kevin Harmon, and Anna, Cole and Kath- erine Trevino; and two sis- ters, Karen (Rudy) Brown and Erma ( John) Luker. Preceding him in death, besides his parents, are one son, Mark Trevino; and one brother, Robert Mosby. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. on Monday, Febru- ary 10, 2020, at the Becher Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with Father Andrew Thomas officiating. Burial followed at McClure Ceme- tery in Algiers. Visitation was from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocksteady Boxing Program and McClure Cem- etery. Online condolences may be made at THEODORE VICTOR FULLING Theodore Victor "Ted" Fulling, 86, of Oakland City, entered rest on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Linda E. White Hospice in Evansville. He was born on April 6, 1933, in Oakland City, to Victor and Frieda Fulling. He was member of the St. John's Church in Buckskin, and the American Legion Post #351 in Elberfeld, and retired from Red Spot Manu- facturing in Evansville. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ava Sue ( West- fall) Fulling, of Oakland City; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at the St John's Church in Buckskin, with Rev. Steve Adler officiating. The family asks donations be given in Ted's honor to St. John's Church in lieu of flow- ers. Lamb-Basham Memo- rial Chapel is assisting the family with personal assis- tance. Family and friends may send messages of com- fort to www.lambbasham. com. TIMMY LYNN RICHARDSON Timmy Lynn "Tim" Rich- ardson, 62, of Stendal, passed away on Wednes- day, February 5, 2020, at Me- morial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born August 21, 1957, in Jasper, to Garth Grayson, Jr. and Betty Lee (Haskins) Richardson, Jr. He was a member of the Winslow Eagles and Winslow American Legion. He enjoyed being outside, especially fishing and mush- room hunting; and also en- joyed time with his dog and being with his grandchil- dren. He is survived by one son, Casey ( Jessica) Richardson, of Stendal; one daughter, Ka- tie Richardson, of Evans- ville; two sisters, JoEllen (Mark) Bailey, of Oakland City, and Sally (Mitchell) Whitehead, of Owensboro, Ky.; one brother, Gregory Scott (Annette) Richardson, of Petersburg; two grand- children; and several niec- es and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Anthony James "A J" Rich- ardson. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. EST on Monday, February 10, 2020, at the House of Mercy Church in Winslow. Burial followed at Ashby Cemetery near Winslow. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Nass and Son Funeral Home was entrust- ed with the arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson. com. We're not afraid to shed some light on the truth. 812-354-8500 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Art Exhibit 'Fishing for Plankton' on display at UE "Fishing for Plankton," an exhibit by Jeff Bend- er, Efroymson Foundation Artist-in-Residence, will be on display at the University of Evansville's Melvin Pe- terson Gallery from Janu- ary 15 –Feb. 29, 2020. On Thursday, Feb. 6, there will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a lecture by the artist at 7 p.m. at the gallery. These events are free and open to the pub- lic. They are part of the Efroymson Family Fund Emerging Contemporary Artist Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and the UE Department of Art. Bender has said "My art is a record of childlike discovery...indistinguish- able from play...My art, then, becomes a time to play, not a thing to make." The Melvin Peterson Gallery is located at 1935 Lincoln Avenue on the cor- ner of Lincoln and Wein- bach Avenues in Evans- ville. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from noon-3 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from noon-6 p.m. For more information, contact the UE Art De- partment of Art at 812-488 - 2043, email art@evans- or visit the gal- lery's Facebook page.

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