Rev. David M. Patterson, 84, of Aurora, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born Thursday, December 29, 1932 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late Robert W. Patterson and the late Katherine Dutton Patterson. He served his Country as a member of the Indiana National Guard.Rev. Patterson was a graduate of Hanover College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He faithfully served the Lord as a pastor for many years. He was a pastor at the Beecher Presbyterian Church for 8 years, Sullivan First Presbyterian Church for 11 years and the Aurora First Presbyterian Church for 20 years. He was a member of the Aurora Lions Club and a Rotary member, serving as former president of 3 clubs, Ellsworth, KS., Aurora, IN and Sullivan, IN. Rev. Patterson was also on the Community Mental Health Center Board of Directors for 29 years; the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Salvation Army Board of Directors; a Greater Cincinnati Airport Ambassador Volunteer for 10 years and also the Sons of the American Revolution; the George Rogers Clark Chapter. Rev. Patterson is an icon in the community. His mark has been left on many lives within his family, friends, and church families. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are children, Douglas M. (Julie) Patterson of Aurora, IN, Mary Ann Patterson of Lawrenceburg, IN; Brother, John J. Patterson of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Brett M Jackson, Nicholas L Jackson and Michelle Jackson.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jean Patterson.Friends will be received from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, IN.Services will be held at Beecher Presbyterian Church,Tuesday at 11:00 with Pastor Bob Northcutt officiating.Interment will be in the Upper Indiana Cemetery, Vincennes, IN.Contributions may be made to the Beecher Presbyterian Church. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Press Association Chelsea were frustrated by West Ham in a goalless draw which saw Jose Mourinho’s men fall three points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City. Chelsea had won five successive league games and were anticipated to have a comfortable evening against a West Ham side with five points from the previous nine games and deep in the relegation mire. Yet it was anything but easy as the Blues, who won 3-0 at Upton Park in November, found West Ham to be defensively resilient and organised, while also posing an early threat. Andy Carroll slipped at the far post with Cesar Azpilicueta in close attendance after seven minutes and referee Neil Swarbrick was unmoved at the Hammers’ penalty appeals, much to Sam Allardyce’s frustration. Oscar’s curled effort was helped on to the bar by Adrian and Petr Cech scrambled clear a James Tomkins header before the West Ham goalkeeper saved from John Terry and Samuel Eto’o late in the first half. Mourinho was incensed by a Joey O’Brien tackle from behind on Willian which saw the left-back booked and fortunate not to make more contact and earn a red card. West Ham did finish the game with 10 men when O’Brien departed with a damaged shoulder after an off-the-ball Gary Cahill push before a corner. As Chelsea’s inability to cut open the Hammers grew in the second half, they longed for a player with the guile of Juan Mata, now at Manchester United, but West Ham held on to move on to Saturday’s home encounter with Newcastle with renewed optimism. West Ham started well and Azpilicueta – restored in place of Ashley Cole as one of six changes from Sunday’s defeat of Stoke – survived a scare when Carroll chested down a cross to the far post and slipped with the Spain full-back in close attendance. Allardyce was swiftly off his bench in protest, knowing how important an early goal would be for the Hammers to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since September 2002. After Oscar’s curling effort was tipped on to the bar by Adrian, the visitors had another opportunity. Stewart Downing’s cross found Tomkins on the penalty spot and the defender headed firmly downwards, leaving Cech to awkwardly claw the ball just out of the reach of Kevin Nolan. Willian, Eto’o and Ramires blazed over as Chelsea were limited to shots from range. Mohamed Diame’s fall over the advertising hoardings resulted in a change, with Matt Jarvis replacing the Senegal midfielder, who limped off pointing at his right knee. Adrian twice had to be alert, saving a Terry header with his feet before turning an Eto’o shot around the post. West Ham’s threat was limited to long balls directed to Carroll, which Cahill and Terry, who caught the Hammers striker with an accidental flailing arm on one occasion, dealt with. Chelsea showed more urgency after the break. Oscar shot straight at Adrian, there was no-one in the six-yard box to meet a Willian cross and Ramires fired wide from an Azpilicueta cross. O’Brien’s challenge on Willian was an outlet for Mourinho’s frustrations before Chelsea earned a reprieve when Carroll swung at thin air when Downing crossed towards him. Mourinho brought off Azpilicueta and Mikel for Frank Lampard and Nemanja Matic, switching Ivanovic to the left of a three-man defence and pushing the substitutes into midfield. Lampard had scored three times in his previous two contests with his former club and had half-chances to add to the tally. Little was coming off for Chelsea and, in another attacking substitution, Mourinho threw on another ex-Hammer in Demba Ba for Oscar, while Antonio Nocerino came on for his West Ham debut. O’Brien went off as the Hammers faced four minutes of stoppage time a man short and Adrian saved from Ba before Eden Hazard shot wide and had an effort saved. Adrian placed the ball on his six-yard box after being awarded a free-kick in the follow up to Hazard’s shot, but Eto’o put the ball in having not heard the whistle. Lampard was denied in the 97th minute by a fine Adrian save as the Hammers earned a valuable point and denied Chelsea an eighth successive win in all competitions. Mourinho on Tuesday played down his side’s title chances this term and the Blues saw a seven-game winning run ended by a West Ham side battling relegation and, after leaking goals in recent weeks, defensively resolute. City, Chelsea’s opponents next Monday, scored nine in the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final with the Hammers, but the Blues faced a defensive wall they could not breach.