Obituaries - March 31, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017 3:00 PM
Harry L. “Butch” Allman, 69, of Scottsburg, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.
He was born April 9, 1947, in Seymour, to Everett and Lois Larrison Allman. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He also served in the Army Reserves and Army National Guard. He was a retired truck driver for Jay C Food Stores.
He is survived by his wife, Marty Davis Allman, whom he married April 14, 1989; one daughter, Christine Staley of Seymour; five sons, Josh LaFountain of Louisville, Ky., Derek LaFountain of Henryville, Shannon Allman and Douglas Allman, both of Seymour, and Donald Allman of Brownstown; two brothers, Earl Allman of Texas and Joe Allman of Seymour; three sisters, Nancy Murphy, Charlotte Hill and Judy VanHentryck, all of Seymour; one half-sister, Marilyn Foster of Seymour; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Darrell Allman and David Allman; his parents; three brothers, Everette Allman, Donald Allman and Roland Allman; one sister, Janet Allman; and one half-brother, John Engleking.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Jefferson Post 9 of the American Legion.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.buchananfuneralhome.net.
Dawson Marshall Copeland, 91, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla.
He was born Jan. 18, 1926, in Madison, to William W. and Helen Johann Copeland. He was a 1944 graduate of North Madison High School. Following graduation, he served in the Navy until July 6, 1946, rising to the rank of Radarman Third Class. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1951. In 1951, he began a career with J. A. Jones Construction in Nashville, Tenn. In 1953, he moved to DeFuniak Springs, Fla., where he founded Copeland Construction Company and built commercial, residential and school buildings in the Okaloosa and Walton County area of Florida. After a brief stint of design work in Baton Rouge and Pensacola, he relocated to Tallahassee, Fla., in 1968. He worked with Southern Prestressed Concrete and Everhart Construction before founding Copeland Consulting Engineers Inc. in 1981. He continued to practice structural engineering through 2016, working on projects at Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, as well as condos in Panama City Beach, Fla., and many state and federal buildings, public schools, libraries and churches.
He is survived by his wife, Bettye Caswell Copeland, whom he married Feb. 17, 1951; four children, Cathy Rosenberg, Carol Eidahl, Carla Burns and Mike Copeland; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was awaiting the birth of a seventh great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Helen Swafford.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Big Bend Hospice, Visiting Angels or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be sent at www.abbeyfh.com.
Michael R. Robbins, 64, of Edinburgh, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Madison, to Norman Leroy and Rosamond V. Fallis Robbins. He was a 1970 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and completed his journeyman tool maker. He went on to become a manufacturing engineer at Cummins, retiring after 39 years. He enjoyed mowing and taking care of the lawn, riding his motorcycle, DIY, and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Debra D. Roach Robbins, whom he married Nov. 18, 1978; two children, Eric Robbins of Michigan and Holly Burton of Edinburgh; his mother of Columbus; four siblings, Danny K. Robbins of Madison, Rhonda J. Wells of Columbus, Norma L. Humphrey of Ellettsville and Anthony B. Robbins of Columbus; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Derrick Michael Robbins; his father; and one nephew.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.
A private graveside service will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Lung Screening Program at the Columbus Regional Hospital Cancer Center.
Online condolences can be sent at www.barkesweaverglick.com.