Christine Backus

Christine Annette Backus, 63, of Scottsburg, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, Indiana. She was born Feb. 5, 1957 in Scottsburg, to Carl E. Hall Sr. and Verna Maxine Robison Hall. She graduated from Scottsburg High School in 1976 and then attended the Humana Health Institute in Louisville to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She later earned her Registered Nursing credentials at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg, Indiana. She married Robert L. “Bob” Backus on Oct. 12, 1990 and they had five children. She was a registered nurse in the O.B. Labor and Delivery Department at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, where she worked for the last 13 years. She had previously worked at many other area hospitals including, Scott Memorial, Clark Memorial, Schneck and King’s Daughters’ Hospitals. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Scottsburg and, early in her life, enjoyed working in and raising vegetable and flower gardens. She was talented in many different crafts, including ceramics, crocheting and knitting and loved to bake birthday and wedding cakes.

Survivors include her mother, of Underwood, Indiana; her husband of nearly 30 years; three sons, Richie Williams, Zachary and Logan Backus, all of Scottsburg; two daughters, Christina Marie Browning of Little York, Indiana and Jessica Danielle Backus of Scottsburg; a brother, Carl E. “Buck” Hall Jr. of Underwood; a sister, Donna Kopp of Crestview, Florida; and three grandchildren one great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the First Christian Church in Scottsburg, Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg and after 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

CDC’s recommendations and guidelines on social distancing will be followed for visitation and services. Face coverings are encouraged and funeral services may also be viewed on the Collins Funeral Home Facebook page at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Speaks c/o the funeral home or at Online condolences:

Jeffrey Jewell

Jeffrey Alan Jewell, 60, of Sunman, Indiana and formerly of Madison, Indiana, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home in Sunman.

He was born Feb. 28, 1960, in Vevay, Indiana, to Scott Cantrell Sr. and Georgia Frances Cochran Jewell. He was raised in the Christian faith and attended Southwestern High School and graduated from Ivy Tech. He was first married to Faith Crabtree and later married to Linda Welsh. He worked for 30 years at Clifty Inn as a cook and for 12 years in production at Madison Precision Inc. He loved riding motorcycles, dirt track racing, NASCAR, collecting NASCAR memorabilia, watching Monday Night Wrestling and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved his dog, Stewart, and was lovingly cared for by his companion during his recent illness.

Survivors include his mother, Georgia Frances Cochran Jewell of Madison; his companion, Tammie Green of Sunman; his sons, Paul Skirvin of Carrollton, Kentucky and Josh Jewell of Madison; his daughters, Jessica Jewell, Kristina Jewell, Jennifer Lupine, Nicole Jewell and Katelin Jewell, all of Madison; his brothers, Richard Lee Robinson of Commiskey, Indiana, Tommy Lynn “T.R.” Robinson of Shelbyville, Indiana and Scott Cantrell Jewell Jr. of Deputy, Indiana; his sister, Patty Chase of Florence, Indiana; and 20 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Hilda Ann Jewell Lock and Donna Lee Jewell Bowman; a brother, Joseph Cantrell Jewell; and his grandparents and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery in Vevay. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey Jewell Remembrance Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences,

David Sharpe

David W. “Dave” Sharpe, 86, of Taylorsville, Indiana, died Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home.

He was born July 16, 1933, in Anderson, Indiana, to Wayne David and Audry Americus Goss Sharpe. He married Marilyn R. Greathouse on March 15, 1954, and they had two children. He had served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after his service. He retired from Cummins Engine Company as a superintendent, enjoyed rabbit hunting and fishing and is remembered as a jokester with a positive attitude who liked working in his garden and yard.

Survivors include his son, David Sharpe of Taylorsville; his daughter, Margie Fisher of Madison; and three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and his fur baby, Katie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 43 years on March 31, 1997, and a sister, Joann Weddell.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday July, 15, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday. Patrons are asked to follow CDC social distancing guidelines and masks are recommended inside the funeral home.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bartholomew County Humane Society, Wounded Warriors, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with his family and a video tribute may be viewed at,