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C-10 Wednesday, July 12, 2017 The Press-Dispatch OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: obits@pressdispatch.net or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Tech Tips by Katie Scott, T3 Technical Services Social media and its impact on small business Big Peach The MARKET Big Peach A tradition for more than 60 years! Open Mon.-Sat.,10-5pm • Sun., Noon-5pm NOW AVAILABLE Homegrown Sweet Corn, Peaches, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Green Beans and Tomatoes. 7 miles north of Vincennes on US 41 FR ANCIS IRENE BRYANT Francis Irene Bryant, 93, of Winslow, went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2017. She was born on April 29, 1924, to the late Paul and Le- ona (Sullivan) Nelson. She was a member of the Winslow Nazarene Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was loving and kind to all. Fran- cis and her husband, Don- ald, whom she was married to for 52 years, operated the Bryant Grocery Store in Winslow from 1959 to 1964. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994; a daughter, Susan Mose; a grandson, Don- ald Ray Bolin; and a grand- daughter Kristina Rose Phil- lips. She is survived by three KENNETH HUEBNER JR. Kenneth Huebner Jr., 72, of Francisco, passed away July 5, 2017 at his home. He was born November 14, 1944, in Evansville, to Kenneth and Dolly (Stiles) Huebner. Kenny had lived in Fran- cisco since 1958, moving there from Somerville. He retired from Whirlpool in 2004, after working there for 39 years. He worked in main- tenance, tool shed and ma- terial control. He graduated from Francisco High School in 1962. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 in Germany, during the Vietnam War. Survivors are his wife, Sharon, of Francisco; two daughters, Sherilyne (Quen- tin) Drew, of Oakland City, and Kathryn Huebner, of Evansville; a brother, Mi- chael Huebner, of Florida; a sister, LaDonna Christy, of Florida; eight grandchil- dren; and 14 great-grand- children. He was preceded in death by his parents; broth- ers, Herbert Joe, James O. Sr. and John E.; and sister, MARLA JOHNSON Marla Johnson, 69, of Pe- tersburg, died at 8:25 p.m. on July 6, 2017, at her resi- dence. She was born on Novem- ber 11, 1947, to Gilbert and Hattie May (English) John- son, of Petersburg. She was a cook and was employed by the Pike Coun- ty Sheriff's Department. She was also a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Petersburg Moose Lodge. She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sis- ters, Phyllis Rainey and Ve- ra Ingersoll, both of Peters- burg. Services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Harris Funeral Home in Pe- tersburg, with Pastor Scott Fulcher officiating. Buri- al followed in Walnut Hills Cemetery. Visitation was on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until services at the funer- al home. RONNIE WESLEY BROWN Ronnie Wesley Brown, 70, of Velpen, passed away at 1:43 p.m., Tuesday, Ju- ly 4, 2017, in the emergen- cy room of Memorial Hospi- tal and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born February 20, 1947, in Burns City, Ind., to Lyle and Jonell (Christmas) Brown. Ronnie worked as a coal miner for Amax Coal. He en- joyed horseback riding, fish- ing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ronnie is survived by Mary Mitchell. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Francisco Gospel Minis- try Church, with Rev. Bob McDonald and Rev. Rex Charles officiating. Burial followed in Francisco Com- munity Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fri- day at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Military graveside ser- vices will be provided by the Retired Military Veter- ans. Memorial contributions may be made to the Francis- co Gospel Ministry Church or to the Francisco Lions Club. Condolences may be expressed or you may light a candle online at www.colvin- funeralhome.com. daughters, Connie Foley, of Petersburg, Donna ( John) Phillips, of Oakland City, and Sheila Elkins, of Sten- dal; one brother, Stanley (Ruth Ann) Nelson, of Ot- well; six grandchildren, Beth (Alan) Bennett, Gay- la Durden, Ross (Allison) Mose, Lana (Phillip) Luec- ke, Tina (Danny) Stone and M'lea (Kent) Truitt; eight great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10 :30 a.m. EDT at Curtis Funeral Home in Winslow. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Family burial will continue at Sunset Cem- etery in Winslow. his wife, Yvonne (Nolan) Brown, of Velpen; daughter, Gloria Jo Clements, of Vel- pen; son, Wesley J. Brown, of Velpen; sister, Debbie Jo Morris, of Evansville; four grandchildren, Lucas, Blake and Austin Clements, and Hunter Brown; and two great-grandchildren, Cam- eron Clements and Daisy Cruze. Graveside services for were at 1 p.m. EDT., on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Wal- nut Grove Cemetery in Vel- pen, with Rev. Joe Henson officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Condolenc- es may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com. In today's tech-crazed world, social media is one of the biggest platforms to advertise, get new customers and ex- pand your business. Almost everyone in the world uses a form of social me- dia, including but not limited to: Face- book, Twitter and Instagram, and its effects on the business world are in- credible. There are many benefits and drawbacks to using it, and both will be discussed in this two-part article. In the first part, we will focus on the many benefits of utilizing social media in the world of small businesses. One of the major effects of social me- dia is the ability to reach a numerous and various group of potential custom- ers. To be successful in today's eco- nomic field, companies must incorpo- rate social media into their everyday jobs. Take Facebook for example: over 1.28 billion people worldwide login to use the website daily (https://news- room.fb.com/company-info/), and each one receives a barrage of adver- tisements that cater to their individu- al interests and interactions. From the small business standpoint, just a few of these billions of people could see your company's ad and grow your busi- nesses footprint. The chances to gar- ner new customers is greater when you can broadcast to a more diverse and di- rect consumer audience. Businesses that communicate di- rectly with their customers can see what the consumers want to change, what they want to stay the same, and how to improve upon their business. This gives the company a chance to strengthen the relationship with cus- tomers, which creates customer loy- alty. The company can convey rele- vant and captivating information to its followers as well. In theory, this will cause a chain-reaction of positive comments that will spread across the depths of social networks, often re- ferred to as "going viral." On the reverse side, trends in social media can also be counter-productive for a company. If a negative post goes viral, this will negatively influence con- sumers and directly affect the sales of the corporation. The brand that a com- pany creates results in more followers on social media, or people invested in what the company has to say. Studies show that the more followers a compa- ny has, the more likely people are to buy their product or service. Another added benefit of social me- dia is that is a cheap way for business- es to advertise. You can post for free or pay to boost your post to people who aren't friends with you for as little as $5. For small businesses who don't have a lot of money to spend on adver- tising, they need to make sure they get the most bang for their buck. They can even target the age groups are more likely to buy products or services and the locations in which their custom- ers are more likely to be in. Keeping in touch and track of their consumers and what they are interested in is one of the most vital ways social media is utilized. Social media is the new wave of the business world. In order to be success- ful, it must be utilized very carefully. Its benefits are innumerable, but there are some downfalls as well. The nega- tive aspects by no means outweigh the positives, but businesses should still take precautions when using them. In our next article, we will discuss the neutralizing side effects of entering in the arena of social media. Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social net- working will be around for a while, so companies should learn to use it to its advantage by utilizing the benefits and avoiding the downfalls. T3 Residential Technical Services is your local tech company located in Owensville. We are committed to help- ing customers in our area and making technology work for them. Call us at 812-724-7061 or stop by if you are hav- ing any issues or questions. Thank You Our family wants to thank all who shared in celebrating the life of our loved one. Pastor Logan for the prayers and kind words. e ladies of the church for lunch. A special thanks to friends and neighbors who offered and gave assistance during our difficult time. Also to Harris Funeral Home and Heart to Heart Hospice. Steve, Ruthie & Family Dave, Keri & Family Tim, Gina & Family, & Arlene (Mom) Donald Barrett from the family of PEACE of MIND Let our 125 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana www.SchumMonuments.com 937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 789-2009 Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes washpcc@sbcglobal.net www.washingtonpregnancycenter.com Rhoderick in Mascoutah, Ill. Sandra Kolb and her great-granddaughter Ken- ley McEllhiney had break- fast at a restaurant in Evansville and went shop- ping at the mall for her 7th birthday. Maggie True Armstrong ate lunch with her friends Courtney Shuttle and Neely Held on Friday at a restaurant in Princeton. A f- terwards the girls ran a few errands before returning to work. Theresa Loveless and her friend visited with Ju- dy True on Wednesday. Little Rory (Rosalee Jade) Gentry announced on July 4th that she is go- ing to be a big sister in Feb- ruary 2018. Congratula- tions to Nick, Lisa and Ro- ry Gentry. TJ and Stacy Ice and family spent Saturday and Sunday moving trac- tors and animals from Mt. Olympus to Princeton for the Gibson County Fair. The Ice's children Drew, Luke, Ethan and Ruthie all have many projects for the fair this year. Zeff, Zavier and Jer- zie West have moved into their new home in Peters- burg and Zavier is set to start Kindergarten in Au- gust. A very exciting time for them all! Sherri Blackburn was a hospital patient for surgery but is now home and doing well. Charlie and Betty Jo Wright went to church on Sunday at Bunker Hill Bap- tist Church in Vincennes. Vera Potts went to Glen- da Hope's cookout last weekend. Brittany White and Kenarn Hogdan also attended. Since Christmas, Bet- te Coomer has been a hos- pital and rehab patient nu- merous times but she is happy to be home now and doing better. She's thank- ful for the nurses and her family. Patty and Steve Sherman of Union went to Vincennes to visit his brother Mike Sherman for his birthday and have a dinner for him. Jim and Inez King had their daughter Judy Elber and her children Caleb and Sarah over for dinner re- cently to celebrate Judy's birthday. On Thursday, Gary Williams of Washington brought lunch for Jim and Inez King and ate together at the King's home. Marge Tharp went to Ot- well for their Fourth of July parade and festivities. Betty Cain spent the day at a Fourth of July BBQ with her son and daugh- ter-in-law Curt and Deb- bie Cain and granddaugh- ter Emily and her family. Alice and Leon Whitting- ton also stopped by to visit. Dessi Waple went to re- hearsal with her dance team at Germania in Evans- ville. John and Marie Tolbert went to a wedding in Rock- port last weekend for Jes- sie Richardson and Aaron Worthington. Last week, Betty Brackin and three grandchildren Matt and Emily Rollo and Brock Jones were at Sul- livan Lake celebrating Brock's birthday. Faye Tackett had com- pany for the Fourth of Ju- ly. Among those attending were her sons Chris and Brian True. Janie Arnold enjoyed vis- its from ZoAnn Eisler, El- len Gladish, her son Gary Arnold, and Larry and Can- dy Hunt last week. While there, Larry and Candy al- so visited with Larry's dad Jack Hunt. SUBMIT YOUR NEWS If you'd like to see your news and events in the Per- sonal's Column, call Judy at (812) 354-6502 or email your notes to pikeperson- als@wildblue.net. My mail- ing address is 7438 W. State Rd. 56, Hazleton, IN 47640. We'd love to hear from you and share your happen- ings. PERSONALS Continued from page 9

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