James "Pete" C. Louden

August 31, 1937September 23, 2012

In the small and quiet hours on Sunday, the 23rd of September 2012, James Pete Calvin Louden passed away at his residence.

James was born in Franklin County, August 31, 1937, to John James and Mamie “Beulah” Stacy Louden and attended Fairfield School in Franklin County. Many know him as the patriarch of the Louden Family, and many may know him as an accomplished welder, and millright. He loved the Reds, to hunt for morel mushrooms, to cultivate ginseng, and he frequented the best crappie fishing very few folks know about in this region. James enjoyed bowling and had been active in the Union County Babe Ruth League and Summer League Softball. His departure from this world can be appended to his list of subtle accomplishments which drew his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren even closer together as a family. His life had defining moments that will frequently be shared by those that love him.

James is survived by his wife: the former Kathy Embry; his children: Debra J. Louden and her significant other, Jeffrey Jenkins of West College Corner; Anthony C. Louden of Liberty; Michael D. Louden and his wife, Mary Lou of Camden, Ohio; Marty A. Louden and his wife, Annette; Melissa F. Browning and her husband, Adam, all of Liberty; Andrea Louden Horton of Augusta, Georgia; Kacey Louden of Noblesville; Mayce Louden Oliver of Richmond; Georgetta Hartman and her husband, Brett of Liberty; a step-son: Jeff Chandler of Columbus, Ohio; nineteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and his former wife: Sabra Louden of Connersville.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his first wife: Joyce Sexton Louden, who died May 31, 1975; an infant daughter: Pamela Louden; a daughter: Peggy McCracken; a brother: Robert “Bob” Louden; a sister: Betty Beard; and an infant granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, with Pastor David Soper of the Liberty Church of Christ officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday where memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation Cancer Support Fund. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to or scan here:



  • Visitation Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 27, 2012


  • Interment

James "Pete" C. Louden

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Billy Addison

October 6, 2012

Im so sorry for your loss, although we are not true cousins, I always considered you all family and cousins at heart. To me he was Uncle Pete, and I have many fond memories at the Louden home up on the hill. I wish you all the best in this difficult time.
Billy Addison

Jill Hamilton

September 26, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss ~ and will be praying for the whole family. God bless you all.

September 26, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. The whole family is in my prayers.

Misty Rodefer

September 26, 2012

Sorry for your loss, he was a very nice man, Just know he is a Angel now looking down on all of you, smiling and always will have a hand on your shoulder no matter where you are. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Vi Browning

September 26, 2012

Sorry to hear of your loss. It is good that you have great memories to revisit when he is on your mind. Or thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Uncle Bill and Aunt Vi Browning

Rachel Marcum and family Evelyn Marcum Moore and family

September 26, 2012

We are very sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolence to the entire family.

Debbie Pavlicko

September 26, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you as your journey must continue without the guidance of this wonderful man. Hugs to you all.


September 25, 2012

Sorry to hear about this loss. I respected him & enjoyed him very much. I am here for any of you if you need me.

Pamela Franklin Redd

September 25, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

David Johnson

September 24, 2012

I am very sorry for your loss.