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November 4, 2013

Erma L. (Jones) Slaughter, 92; Clarksville

— Funeral services for Erma L. (Jones) Slaughter, 92, Clarksville, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the chapel of Newcomer Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

She passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Erma was a long-time resident of Westminster Village, a proud member of the American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post 28, and a Gold Circle member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3281.

Erma was born on April 24, 1921 in New Albany to the late Harry and Margaret (Denison) Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband of over 72 years, Leroy Slaughter, and sister, Kathryn Nichols.

She is survived by her children, Terry Slaughter (Janet), Sharon Himmelheber, Patricia Ruoff (David); 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Newcomer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Todd Denison Memorial Fund or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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