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Obituaries and Funerals October 29, 1999
MILTON THOMAS
WELCH, Minn.-Milton Everett Thomas, 80, a former Daviess County resident, died in Welch, Minn., in the Woodbury Nursing Home at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday. He had been seriously ill for several months.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ed Lee Mortuary with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. John Thompson will officiate. Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 8 a.m. Monday until time of service.
He was born in Elnora on Jan. 3, 1919, to Michael and Nora (Hand) Thomas. He married Mary Elizabeth Bline on Oct. 2, 1943. She died on March 1, 1994.
He had left this area shortly after graduation and went on the road with construction companies. He moved to Red Wing, Minn., in 1970. He worked on various sites in steel construction in the Midwest and in 1970 worked on the construction of reactors on the nuclear plant at Red Wing, Minn.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, Eagles and Moose Lodge.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Jo Thomas, Oakland City; two sons, Michael Louis Thomas, Oakland City; and Milton E. Thomas, South St. Paul, Minn. He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

MARY ANN WILLIAMS
PETERSBURG-Mary Ann "Scraper" Williams, 78, died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
Services will be at the Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of service. Bros. Ira Price and George Fiscus will officiate. Burial will be in Otwell Cemetery.
She was born in Evansville on Oct. 8, 1921 to Alva Lenden and Clara (Alexander) Chambers. She married Posey N. "Pud" Scraper, Jr. and he died on Dec. 20, 1982. Her second husband, Wayne Myers, died in 1991. Her third husband, Dale Williams, died in 1998.
She is survived by two daughters, Adrienne Lemond, Otwell, and Madelyn F. Souerdike, Shoals; one son, Bruce Scraper, Petersburg; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She was a member of Church of Christ and Rebecca Lodge, Petersburg and Eastern Star, Glendale.

GENEVA MAE BOYD
Funeral services for Geneva Mae Boyd were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steven Caetzel officiated with burial in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronald Boyd, Kelsey Boyd, Drak Small, Gordon Boyd, Brad Boyd and Brent Boyd.
Honorary bearers were Debra Conolty, Becky Turpin, Lisa Martin and Deanna Small.

BONNIE LOUISE SHREVE
Funeral services for Bonnie Louise Shreve were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Gill Chapel. The Rev. Steven Caetzel officiated. Burial was in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronald Boyd, Roy Simmons, John Boyd, Gordon Boyd, Brad Boyd, and Brent Boyd.

EDITH I. COLLINS
Funeral services for Edith I. Collins were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel with the Rev. Denver Baker officiating. Burial was in the Alfordsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Cagle, Gary Cagle, Marlin Kelso, Harold Kiesling, Royce Baker and Myron Baker.
Honorary bearers were Malcolm Baker, Gerald Baker, Dennis Baker, Oral Baker, Darein Messick, and Elmer Allen Cox.

DONALD STRANGE SR.
LILBURN, Ga.-Donald R. Strange Sr., 57, formerly of Martin County, died Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.
A funeral mass will be conducted at noon Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Titzer Funeral Home is in charge of services.
He was born July 20, 1942, in Martin County to Buford and Mary (Dunn) Strange. He married Michelle McClean and she survives.
Other survivors include his mother, two daughters, Angela Wilson of Flowery Beach, Ga. and Catherine Jean Strange, Lilburn, Ga. She is survived by six sons, Doug and David Strange, Loogootee; James and Gary Strange, Indianapolis; Larry Strange, Carmel; and Kent Strange, Greenwood. Other survivors one sister, Carolyn Arvin, Loogootee; and one grandson. He was proceeded in death by his father and one brother, Ed Strange.
He was an auditor with the Internal Revenue Service and an Army veteran. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was active in The Cursillo Movement of Atlanta.
(Oct. 27,1999)

EDWIN ODELL BUTLER
BRUCEVILLE-Edwin Odell Butler, 71, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at Kendrick Memorial Hospital in Mooresville.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Julian officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Vincennes. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorials take the form of donations to Lincoln Trail Hospice or the Knox County Chapter of the American Heart Association.
He was born Feb. 20, 1928 in Osage, Okla., to Claude and Ruth (Roberts) Butler Spore. He married Dorothy Lloyd on June 18, 1949 and she survives.
He was a retired insurance agent with the United of America Insurance Company and former owner and operator of the A-Line Auction House at Bruceville. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Carmi, Ill. He was stationed at Dutch Harbor, Ark., with the U.S. Navy during WW II. He had a degree in tool and die making from the Allied Schools of Chicago. He had a pilot's license and was active in Experimental Aircraft Association.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his two daughters, Helen Richards, Princeton, Fla., and Kristan Butler, Bruceville; and two sons, Charles Butler, Bruceville; and Donald Butler, Walnut Hills, Fla. Also surviving are a sister, Jean Byers, Bicknell; two step-sisters Vanna, Fla., and Norma, Ariz.; one brother, Willard Butler, Essex, Md., two half-brothers, Jack Spore, Sebastion, Fla., and Jim Spore, Glen Burnes, Md. and one step brother Jerry Spore, Indianapolis, 11 grandchildren, one great grandson, and eight step grandchildren.
(Oct. 27,1999)

DOROTHY M. HAWKINS
Dorothy M. Hawkins, 82, Rt. 3, died at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday in Asheville, N.C., at Memorial Mission Hospital.
Services will be Saturday at Christ United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time at the church on Saturday. Easter Star will conduct a service Friday evening at 6 p.m.
She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Martin County to William H. and Effie M. (Evans) Carroll. She married Harold E. Hawkins on April 4, 1935 and he died Dec. 13, 1995.
She graduated from Loogootee High School in 1934 and had worked more than 20 years for Spiegel, Inc. as a manager. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of Eastern Star No. 210. She was also a charter member of April Debs Homemakers Club.
Survivors include two sisters Marcella Pruiett, Washington and Betty Wilz, Washington; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Richard and Donald Ray Hawkins, one sister and three brothers.
(Oct. 26, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 28, 1999

MILTON E. THOMAS
Milton E. Thomas, 80, a former local resident, died at the Woodbury Nursing Home in Woodbury, Minn., at 8:25 a.m. Wednesday.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

LOUISE KELLEY
Funeral services were Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gill Chapel for Louise B. Kelley. The Rev. Charles Harrington officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Her mother was Carrie Correll.

ROSALANE BUTLER
Funeral services were Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Gill Chapel, with Bro. John Cissell officiating.
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Danny Ray Butler, James Richard Elmore, Marvin Mize, Jerry Barnard, Jeff Cockerham, Larry Yoder, and Gary Boxley.

FREEDA LAMB
Freeda Myrene Lamb, 81, Rt. 1, died at Ketcham Memorial Home in Odon at 4:34 a.m. Wednesday.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel with interment at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon. Bro. Jerry Harbstreit will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
She was born on April 2, 1918, to Othmar and Celia (Bowman) Williams. She was graduated from Odon High School in 1937. She attended Plainville Methodist Church and was a member of First Prairie Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Willard, whom she married on March 12, 1938; and three daughters, Mrs. Ervin (Nina J.) Wittmer, Plainville; Mrs. Dennis (Joan) Harmon, Odon, and Mrs. Danny (Nancy) Woodard, Fairbanks. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Estelle Jolliff, Elnora; Eula Riggins, Odon; and one brother, Ermel Williams, Ligonier. He was proceeded in death by one sister, Ellen Williams and three brothers Stanley, Warren and Oletus Williams.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

WARNER DALE ROSS
BEDFORD-Warner Dale Ross, 76, died at 3:29 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Manor in Bedford. He had been ill for the past year.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Toby Gillihan officiating. Burial will be at New Church Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
He was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Washington to Edward and Maggie (Taylor) Ross. He married Ruth Eggers on Sept. 27, 1952, and she survives. He was retired from NWSC Crane.
Other survivors include two daughters, Karen Sue Ross and Sheila Taylor, both of Bedford; one brother, William Ross, Michigan; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant brother, John Edward Ross; four sisters, Virginia Mathis, Martha Hill, Orris Perry and Florence Stone.
He had served with the U.S. Army in World War II.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

EMILY FAITH SWARTZENTRUBER
ODON-Emily Faith Swartzentruber, 12 days, died Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
Services were held at10 a.m. today at Bethel Mennonite Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Bro. Melvin Paulus officiated.
Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon, was in charge of the services.
She was born Oct. 15, 1999, in Marion County to Rodney and Darla Ruth (Wagler) Swartzentruber.
Survivors include her parents, paternal grandparents Glen and Dorothy Swartzentruber, Odon; maternal grandparents, Floyd Lee and Rosemary Wagler, Odon; paternal great grandmother, Mary Lengacher, Montgomery, and maternal great-grandparents Fred and Mary Knepp, Montgomery.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

ARTHUR LESTER PRICE
Arthur Lester Price, 77, 206 W. Flora St., died at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday at the Daviess Community Hospital emergency room.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with Revs. David Harker and William Malott officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at Gill Chapel, and after noon at the church until time of service.
He was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Daviess County to Thomas Lester and Dicie May (Smith) Price. He married Ella Doris Hastings on Feb. 27, 1945.
He was retired, having served on the Washington Fire Department for 30 years and was assistant fire chief. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church, where he was a member, and was president of the Men's Brotherhood of Union Association of Baptist Churches.
He was graduate Washington High School in 1941, and he attended Coine Electric School, Chicago.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was active in Boy Scouts for 35 years, having received the Silver Beaver Award.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Paula Watimena, Newburg; and Janet Ringer, Kent City, Mich., and two sons, Arthur Price, Washington, and Ralph Price, Bedford. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two brothers, Ira Price, Washington and Geoffrey Price, Washington, four half-sisters and one half brother.
He was preceded in death by two half sisters.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

SUSAN THOMPSON
Susan Kaye Thompson, 34, 1512 Wykoff Lane, died at 3:17 p.m. Tuesday in an automobile accident on SR 257S.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Free Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Stotts officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Gill Chapel and from noon Friday until service time at the church.
She was born Sept.12, 1965, to Lester and Patricia (Shoultz) Thompson. She was graduated from Washington High School in 1984. She was employed at Aristocraft in Ferdinand.
Survivors include her mother, Patricia Williams, Washington; Lester Thompson, Clay City; four sisters, Kerry Thombleson, Washington; Leslie Lawson, Orange Beach, Fla.; Ellen Haney, Washington, and Holly Dyer, Bloomington. Other survivors include grandparents Ruth and Bill Shoultz, Washington, and Delilah Thompson, Mt. Carmel, Ill.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Galen Thompson.
(Oct. 26, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 27, 1999

CALEM J. HOLLIS
PARAGON-Calem J. Hollis, 21 months, died Sunday as a result of injuries suffered in a car crash which also claimed the lives of his mother and 9 month old brother, Sonny Ray Hollis.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville. Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday with interment in Hilldale Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust fund at Peoples State Bank in Paragon.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1998. He is survived by his father, Walter Lee Hollis, Milford and one brother, Tokota L. Hollis, Paragon. Other survivors include his maternal grandfather, Dale M. Roman, Evansville; maternal grandmother and stepfather, Terrance and Pamela Fields, Paragon; maternal great grandmother, Janet Morgan, Washington; maternal great grandmother, Virginia Ann Watson, Chandler; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Montgomery, Washington; and maternal step grandparents Ron and Sharon Fields, Martinsville. He is preceded in death by paternal grandmother Arminta N. Hollis, and paternal great grandparents Ernest and Wanita May Smith.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

ARTHUR PRICE
Arthur Lester Price, 77, 206 W. Flora St., died today at 8:49 a.m. in the Daviess Community Hospital emergency room. Arrangements are pending at the Gill Chapel.
(Oct. 27, 1999)

SONNY RAY HOLLIS
PARAGON-Sonny Ray Hollis, 9 months, died at Methodist Hospital Sunday from injuries suffered in a triple fatality auto accident which also claimed the lives of his mother and brother.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Neal and Summers Mortuary in Martinsville. Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be at Hilldale Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust fund at Peoples State Bank, Paragon.
He was born Jan. 14, 1999.
He is survived by his father Walter Lee Hollis, Milford, Ill.; maternal grandfather, Dale M. Roman, Evansville; maternal grandmother, Pamela Fields, maternal stepgrandfather, Terrance Fields; maternal great grandmothers Janet Morgan, Washington; Virginia Ann Watson, Chandler; maternal great grandmother, Helen Montgomery, Washington; and maternal step greatgrandparents Ron and Sharon Fields of Martinsville.
He was proceeded in death by paternal grandmother Arminta N. Hollis and paternal great grandparents Ernest and Wanita May Smith.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

APRIL ROMAN
PARAGON-April Michelle Roman, 23, died in a triple fatality auto accident Sunday on Hwy. 67 South and Graveyard Road in Paragon. Formerly of Milford, Ill., she was born on Sept. 17, 1976, in Washington.
Services will be at 2 p.m. at Neal and Summers Funeral Home Thursday in Martinsville. Calling hours will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust fund at People State Bank in Paragon.
She is survived by one son, Tokota L. Hollis, Paragon, and her mother, Pamela Sue (Sours) Fields, Paragon; and her father, Dale M. Roman, Evansville. Also surviving is her step-father Terrance Fields, Paragon; two brothers, Michael Lee and Jeffrey Wayne Roman, both of Paragon; maternal grandmother, Janet Morgan, Washington; and maternal great-grandmother, Helen Montgomery, Washington. Also surviving is paternal grandmother, Virginia Ann Watson, Chandler, and step grandparents Ron and Sharon Fields, Martinsville.
Two sons, Calem J. and Sonny Ray Hollis also died in the accident with their mother.
She was a waitress at the Waffle House in Martinsville.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

BERTHA BUERCK
PERRYVILLE, Mo. - Bertha Buerck, 91, Perryville, died at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Perry County Nursing Home.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Catholic Church, Brewer. Burial will be in St. Maurus Cemetery, Biehle.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, Perryville, and before the service Saturday at the church.
Born Sept.18, 1908, in Perry County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ann Baer.
A homemaker, she was a member of Our Savior Catholic Church.
Her husband, Rudy Buerck, whom she married Oct. 23, 1930, died in August 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Bernetta Buchheit of Washington, Stella Prevaliet of Perryville and Birdella Fchnurbusch of St. Louis; seven sons, Glenn, Rudy Jr., Tom, Roger and Robert, all of Perryville, and Eugene and Jerry, both of Fenton; 36 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
(Oct. 26, 1999)

DOROTHY HAWKINS
Dorothy M. Hawkins, 82, Rt. 3, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Asheville, N.C.
Arrangements pending at Gill Chapel.
(Oct. 26, 1999)

MARGARET SMITH
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church for the funeral of Margaret R. Smith.
Fr. Lowell Will was the celebrant. Interment was in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Art Boddy, Steve Smith, Mark Smith, Wayne Smith, Kim Smith and Jerry Bechtel.

SUSAN THOMPSON
Susan Thompson, 34, 1512 Wykoff Lane, died in accident Tuesday at 2:37 p.m.
Arrangements are pending at Gill Funeral Home.
(Oct. 26, 1999)

MARGARET SMITH
Margaret R. Smith, 78, Bedford Road, died at 7:58 a.m. Friday, at the Daviess Community Hospital emergency room.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Lowell Will at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Daughters of Isabella will hold a memorial service at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Born Nov. 5, 1920, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Aegidius and Mary (Huffman) Baecher.
A graduate of Vincennes High School, she was a former McCord employee and worked for more than 20 years in the Washington High School cafeteria. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Survivors include her husband, Dwight F. Smith, whom she married on Dec. 28, 1946; a son, Dr. Richard Smith of Marion; a daughter, Janis Finatri of Vincennes; a sister, Loretta Myers of Eureka, Mo.; a grandson and a great-grandson. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
(Oct. 22, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 25, 1999

Bonnie Louise Shreve
Bonnie Louise Shreve, 72, 14 Dewey Ave., died at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, in an automobile accident.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiating. Burial will be in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after noon until time of service Thursday.
Born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Ray Franklin and Iva Mae (Tucker) Simmons.
A 1946 graduate of Epsom High School, she worked at G.C. Murphy on Main Street for 23 years and was manager for four years. She was later a cashier at the Washington High School cafeteria.
Her husband, Carl F. Shreve, whom she married on Oct. 21, 1950, died on Sept. 16, 1992.
Survivors include a son, David E. Shreve of Washington; a brother, Lester G. Simmons of Owensboro, Ky.; and a grandson.
Two sisters, Geneva Boyd and Mary Brothers; and four brothers, Charles, Bernard, Elmer and Ray Simmons are deceased.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

Edith I. Collins
Edith I. Collins, 97, Indianapolis, died at 11 a.m. Monday, at I.O.O.F. Home, Greensburg.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel, with the Rev. Denver Baker officiating. Burial will be in Alfordsville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Born June 16, 1902, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Margaret (Sullivan) and Charles Baker II.
She attended Reeve Township schools and was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Her husband, Roland Collins, whom she married on Feb. 15, 1924, died on Oct. 31, 1977.
Survivors include a daughter, Gerane Cagle of Zephrhills, Fla.; three sons, Ralph J. Collins of Greensburg, Ray D. Collins of Columbus and Donald Dale Collins of Indianapolis; a sister, Winona Schnarr of Loogootee; three brothers, Denver Baker of Lake Station, and Hugh and Roy Baker, both of Washington; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Five brothers, Floyd, Graham, Barty, Heath and Lee Baker are deceased.
(Oct. 25, 1999)

Garnett Z. Elliott
BICKNELL — Garnett Z. Elliott, 83, Freelandville, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, at Freelandville Community Home.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mariah Creek Christian Church, with the Rev. R.R. Willsey officiating. Burial will be in Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Born Dec. 31, 1915, in Harrison County, she was the daughter of James Elbert and Edith M. (Amy) Phillippe.
A housewife, she had lived all her life in Knox County. She was a member of Mariah Creek Christian Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Her husband, Robert Elliott, whom she married on Dec. 26, 1948, died on May 10, 1997. A sister, Wilma Clark is also deceased.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

Jasper Newton Sims
SHOALS — Jasper Newton Sims, 86, Shoals, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, at Jasper Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Edwardsport.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Born Feb. 21, 1913, in Martin County, he was the son of William Ivan and Blanche (Walton) Sims.
A World War II Navy veteran, he served on a destroyer in the Pacific Fleet. He attended Shoals High School and was a retired heavy equipment operator for Robert E. Green. He was a member of Dover Hill Methodist Church, Hanson McFee Post 61, and Operating Engineer Local 181.
His wife Beulah (Butler) Sims is deceased.
Survivors include two sons, Edward E. Sims of Pensacola, Fla., and George Ivan Sims of Shoals; a stepson, Phillip Butler of Washington; two sisters, Maxine Baker of Loogootee and Delphia Heckard of Shoals; nine grandchildren; a step grandchild; 13 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A sister, Kizzie B. Walton, and two grandchildren, Douglas and Gregory Sims are deceased.
(Oct. 25, 1999)

Geneva Mae Boyd
Geneva Mae Boyd, 77, 413 Flora St., died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, from injuries suffered in a Sundayautomobile accident.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Kaetzel officiating. Burial will be in New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and after noon until time of service on Thursday.
Born April 25, 1922, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Ray Franklin and Iva Mae (Tucker) Simmons.
She attended Epsom schools, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Elnora Eastern Star and Epsom Homemakers Club.
Her husband, Carl G. Boyd, whom she married on Feb. 26, 1940, died on May 27, 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Roger D. Boyd of Washington and Carl Junior Boyd of Odon; a brother, Lester G. Simmons of Owensboro, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Bonnie Shreve and Mary Brothers; and four brothers, Charles, Bernard, Elmer and Ray Simmons are deceased.
(Oct. 25, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 25, 1999

ELBERT STEARNS
Funeral services for Elbert Elson Stearns were at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Charles Lee officiated.
Pallbearers were: Justin Stearns, Jim Wiseman, Glen Tullis, Jim Jacobs, Ty Tullis, and Jessie Tullis.

GARNETT ELLIOTT
FREELANDVILLE-Garnett L. Elliott, 83, died at the Freelandville Community Home at 8:45 p.m. Sunday.
She had lived all her life in Knox County as a housewife.
Funeral services are pending at Wampler-Shaw Funeral Home, Bicknell.
She was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Harrison County, Ind., to James Elbert and Edith M. (Amy) Phillippe. She married Robert Elliott on Dec. 26, 1948 in Sullivan and he preceded her in death May 10, 1997.
She attended Mariah Creek Christian Church and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Clark.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

DORIS CHATTIN
JASONVILLE-Doris N. Chattin, 74, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Jasonville United Methodist Church, with Rev. Darin Hendrey officiating. Burial will be in Peavey Cemetery, Howesville. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville, and from 9 a.m. until service time.
She was born March 22, 1925, in Knox County to Herschel and Ella Mae (Ziggler) Beard Sr. She married Paul R. Chattin on Oct. 12, 1941, and he survives.
Surviving are one daughter and one son: Joyce E. (Chattin) Miller and Robert "Bob" Chattin. Also surviving is one brother, Herschel Beard Jr., Sullivan. Five grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Wanda Lou Beard and Wuanita Wilson.
She was a homemaker and formerly worked as a store clerk at Gambles in Jasonville.
She was a member of the Jasonville United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 140.
(Oct. 23, 1999)

JAMES TRETTER
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - James R. Tretter, 74, died Sunday morning at his residence.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green, with Rev. Gary Boucher officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. until service time. Private burial services will be Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born June 16, 1925, in Pike County, to Charles and Rose (Klueh) Tretter.
He was a civil engineer for the State of Ohio Department of Transportation for 30 years before retiring in 1982. He was a 1950 graduate of Purdue University, and a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Moose and Eagles Lodges, all of Petersburg. He was also a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge in Bowling Green No. 818 and Petersburg No. 933.
He is survived by one son and two daughters: Michael Tretter, Loanna Tretter and Lorraine Miners, all of Bowling Green.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur and Robert, and one sister, Delores Spaw.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

JOHNNIE TOLBERT
LOOGOOTEE-Johnnie Arthur Tolbert, 89, died Saturday at 12:40 a.m. at Daviess Community Hospital. He had been failing in health two years.
He was formerly of Shoals.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, with burial in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Queen-Lee Funeral Home.
He was born March 11, 1910, in Lawrence County, to Walter and Leona (Wade) Tolbert. He married Nannie B. Jones on May 26, 1934, and she preceded him in death Aug. 19, 1984.
He was a retired farmer.
He attended Shoals Christian Church.
Surviving are four daughters and two sons: Margaret Wininger Williams, Evansville; Linda Mumma, Washington; Debra Hovis, Mitchell; Vicki Shephard, Shoals; Robert Tolbert, Shoals, and William Tolbert, Loogootee.
Also surviving are one sister, Maxine Reese, Nashville, Tenn., and 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
He was prececed in death by one daughter, Laura Collins, three sons, Roy, Johnnie, Dickie and one granddaughter.
(Oct. 23, 1999)

IRENE SHEETZ
ELNORA-Irene E. Sheetz, 89, died at 1:41 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery, Elnora, with Bro. Steve Weaver officiating. Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Greene County, to Charles and Eva (Keene) Campbell.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are: three daughters, Evaline Frisz, Brea, Calif., Mary Lou Adams, Brownsburg, and Judith Johnson, Elnora; one son, Bill May, Washington; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Two sisters, Virginia Blocksom, Elnora, and Pearl Hasler, Bonita Springs, Fla., also survive.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, and one grandson.
(Oct. 23, 1999)

ROSALANE BUTLER
Rosalane Butler, 77, 108 Jamestown Square Apt. 116, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at Daviess Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel, with Bro. John Cissell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time.
She was born May 24, 1922, in Knox County, to Henry and Netti L. (White) Uphold.
She was a retired cook from Hillside Manor.
Surviving are 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by two daughters and two sons: Mrs. Toni Joyce, Mrs. Claudetta Lane, Kenneth Butler, and John Butler.
(Oct. 23, 1999)

LOUISE KELLEY
Louise B. Kelley, 93, 806 N.W. First St., died Sunday at 2 p.m. at Washington Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Harrington officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
She was born May 28, 1906, in Washington, to Elmer and Caroline (Coryell) Bell. She married Joseph A. Kelley on Oct. 27, 1939, and he died May 3, 1994.
She was a former Reliance Manufacturing Company employee.
Surviving are three nieces: Mary McLemore and Zelma Leasure, both of Washington, and Peggy McCloud, Mississippi.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen Welbern and Frances Snyder.
(Oct. 24, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 22, 1999

NOTICE

MARGARET SMITH
Margaret R. Smith, 78, Rt. 3, died at 7:58 this morning at the Daviess Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary.
(Oct. 22, 1999)

OBITS

ED JOHNSON
EDWARDSPORT - Ed Melvin Johnson, 68, formerly of Tell City, died at 6:55 a.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Edwardsport Baptist Church. The Revs. Tim Baxter and Robert Harting will officiate. Interment will be in the Edwardsport Town Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
He was born in Rome, Ky., on March 15, 1931, to George and Addie (Wheeler) Johnson. He married Mary Berryman in 1953 and she preceded him in death. He then married Nancy McGlone in 1977 and she survives.
Johnson worked in the maintenance department at the Good Samaritan Hospital and retired in 1996. He was a U.S. Marie Corp. veteran with PFC rank. He enlisted on May 29, 1951, in Louisville and was discharged on May 28, 1954, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He served in the Korean Conflict. He was an Edwardsport Baptist Church, American Legion Post No. 73, VFW Post 1157 and Edwardsport Volunteer Fire Department member.
Also surviving are: three sons, Bill Johnson, Vincennes; David Johnson, Bicknell and Ed Johnson Jr., Westphalia; a daughter, Mary Ann Cress, Vincennes; a stepdaughter, Ruth DeCoursey and a stepson, Mike McGlone, both of Edwardsport; a brother, George Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla. and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
(Oct. 21, 1999)

WILLIAM HAMBLIN
SANTA, Idaho - William Cecil Hamblin, 63, died of cancer Oct. 14 at his residence.
The funeral was at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home, Inc., 510 East Fourth St., London, Ky. Bro. Johnny Shell officiated. Interment was in the Johnson Cemetery in London, Ky.
He was born on Aug. 24, 1936, in Harlan, Ky., to Estel and Gladys Mae (Johnson) Hamblin. They preceded him in death. His wife, Shirley, survives.
Hamblin was a mechanic.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Cynthia McConville, Washugal, Wash.; three sons, William R. and Steve Hamblin, both of Shoals and Curtis Fender, Orlando, Fla.; six sisters, Margie Speckner, Seymour; Wanda Gregory, Salem, Ind.; Carolyn Reinacker, Louisville; Laura “Cricket” Burke, London, Ky.; Delora Osborner, Loveland, Ohio and Lois Moraca, Victor, Mont. and a brother, Don Hamblin, Salem, Ind.
(Oct. 14, 1999)

FUNERALS

MARGARET SMITH
Margaret R. Smith, 78, Rt. 3, died at 7:58 this morning at the Daviess Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Ed Lee Mortuary. (Oct. 22, 1999)

GEORGE FIELDS
George Fields’ funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. David Ridell officiated. Interment was in the Wheatland Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Matt Stoll, Jared Stoll, Luke Stoll, Mark Stoll, Gene Mark Vachon, Bryon Vachon and Jim Johnson. Honorary pallbearer was Justin Stoll.

HAROLD SCOTT
Graveside services for Harold Raymond Scott will be a 3 p.m. Monday in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Bicknell VFW Post No. 3190. McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries and Funerals October 21, 1999
ELBERT STEARNS
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Elbert Elson Stearns, 74, formerly of Shoals, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at his residence in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on March 7, 1925, in Martin County, to Ray and Alma (Daughtery) Stearns. They preceded him in death. He married Iva Jean Cantrell on Feb. 23, 1945, at Shoals Christian Church and she survives.
Stearns was a retired carpenter. Also, he was a Shoals Christian Church member and United States Navy veteran.
Also surviving are: a son, Elson Lee Stearns, Grand Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Marinoka Stearns Jacobs, Pana, Ill.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

DAVID FRENCH
SHOALS - David L. French, 33, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at the University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
He was born on Oct. 14, 1966, in Washington, to Donald Lewis and Mildred (Goodrid) French. He married Tammie Akles on Oct. 24, 1987, in Shoals. She survives.
French was a timber cutter.
Also surviving are: two daughters, Ashley and Emily French, both at home; two sisters, Mimi Murray, Wheatland and Katie Davis, Shoals; his mother and stepfather, Millie and David Rice, Washington; his father and stepmother, Donald and Sue French, Shoals and grandparents, Lewis and Ruth French, Shoals.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Elizabeth French and grandparents, George and Rose Goodrid.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

FUNERALS

HAROLD SCOTT
The funeral for Harold "Ray" Scott was at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. The Rev. David Wharton officiated. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.

MARY PURCELL
The funeral for Mary "Marge" Purcell was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Clinton Woods officiated. Pallbearers were: Michelle Wallace, Randy Eskew, Robbie Eskew, Joe Purcell, Jim Wallace and Eric Hurt.

MALCOLM RITTERSKAMP
Malcolm Ray Ritterskamp's funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker officiated with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. American Legion and VFW presented the flag at graveside. Pallbearers were: Robert Cornelius, Haxhi Ramaj, Mark Clinton, Selim Ramaj, Shadd Riffey, Collin Cornelius and Christopher Clinton.

Obituaries and Funerals October 20, 1999

NOTICES

ELBERT STEARNS
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Elbert Elson Stearns, 74, formerly of Shoals, died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday at his residence in Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

DAVID FRENCH
SHOALS - David L. French, 33, died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at the University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

OBITS

CARRIE MILLER-WILSON
VINCENNES - Carrie L. Miller-Wilson, 69, died at 7:29 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Robert Dean will officiate with interment in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Vincennes.Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in Breeden, W.V., to Charlie and Anna (Kirk) Johnson. They preceded her in death. She married Lloyd Miller and he preceded her in death. She later married David Wilson and he also preceded her in death.
Wilson was a self-employed beautician.
Surviving are: two daughters, Ann Miller, Vincennes and Julia Orebaugh, Culver, Minn.; four sons, Keith Miller, Washington; Steve Miller and David Wilson, both of Vincennes and Dick Miller, Bonita Springs, Fla.; three sisters, Zelma Ruth Lynch, Barbeton, Ohio; Charlene Todd, Norton, Ohio and Loretta Spaulding, Crum, W.V.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
(Oct. 18, 1999)

BLANCHE TEDROW
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. - Blanche Ione Tedrow, 90, died at the Hardin Memorial Hospital Monday.
The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 306 College St., Elizabethtown, Ky. The Rev. Kenneth Reynolds will officiate.
The body will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Gospel Tabernacle, Loogootee. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
She was a retired missionary and had been a missionary in Zambia for 31 years. Also, she was a Martin County native and was a Wesleyan Hilltop Chapel member.
Surviving are: a brother, Alva Tedrow, Marlboro, Mass. and a niece, Mary E. Norris, Loogootee, who cared for her.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
(Oct. 18, 1999)

NICOLE DRIVER
FREELANDVILLE - Nicole D. Driver, 2-year-old daughter of Jim Wood and Terri Driver, died at 4:49 p.m. Tuesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Soderling will officiate.Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell.
She was born on June 24, 1997, in Washington. Her father, Jim Wood, survives in Emison while her mother, Terri Driver, survives in Freelandville.
Driver was a charter member of the General Baptist Church.
Also surviving are: her maternal grandmother, Irma Murphy, Bicknell; maternal grandfather, James Driver, Marion, Ky.; maternal great-grandmother, Martha Wright, Bicknell; maternal great-grandparents, Roy and Alice Driver, Eddyville, Ky. and two brothers, Michael and Roy Barrera, both at home.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

JOHN CREW
John T. Crew, 55, Meridian Street, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Daviess Community Hospital. He had been in failing health for five months.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Bro. Richard Smith will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon.
He was born in Sullivan County, on Sept. 22, 1944, to Seward and Frances (McCammon) Crew Sr. They preceded him in death. He married Wanda Hall on Nov. 7, 1971, and she survives.
Crew worked at NWSC Crane for 31 years and was an Army veteran having served in Viet Nam. He was a lifetime member of the Odon Frank Roberts Post VFW and an Odon Christian Church member. Also, he was educated at Odon High School.
Surviving are: a son, Jason Crew, Washington; a daughter, Jenny Crew, Princeton; a granddaughter; four brothers, Ron Crew, Washington; Vic Crew, Loogootee; Ben Crew, Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Edward Crew, Texas and a sister, Sharon Simes, Royal Palm, Fla.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

JUANITA WALKER
Juanita Walker, 84, Rt. 2, died at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment will be in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
She was born on May 14, 1915, in Daviess County, to James and Gertrude (Wade) Garten. She married Victor Hedden and he preceded her in death in 1953 and she then married George Ludan and he preceded her in death in 1977. Later, she married Joseph (J.B.) Walker on March 19, 1991 and he survives.
Walker was a homemaker and lifelong Daviess County resident.
Surviving are: two daughters, Betsy Sims and Dixie Burkhart and a son, Darrell “Bud” Hedden, all of Odon; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Foster, Odon and a brother, James Garten, Plainville.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Cox, Eldora Lankaster and Virginia Brandon; a brother, Walter Garten and several half sisters and brothers.
(Oct. 19, 1999)

LEONA CROWN
FLORA, Ill. - Leona M. Crown, 82, died at her residence Sunday at 6:40 p.m.
The funeral was at 1 today at the Frank and Bright Funeral Home, 500 North Main St., Flora, Ill., with Bill Campbell and Richard Smith officiating. Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Ill.
She was born in Flora, Ill., on July 27, 1917, to Roy and Pearl (Wood) McDuffee. They preceded her in death. She married John Crown on June 12, 1938, in St. Louis and he preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1982.
Crown was a homemaker. She also was a First Christian Church in Flora, Ill. and Win-A-Couple Sunday School Class of the Church member and past Clay County Hospital Auxiliary member.
Surviving are: a son, J.R. Crown, Rochester, Ill.; two daughters, Sue Gebben, Effingham, Ill. and Jana Henry, Clay City, Ill.; a brother, Joe McDuffee, Indianapolis; three sisters, Helen Hoban, Punta Gorda, Fla.; Joan Sauer, Auburndale, Fla. and Anna Mae Warren, Torrington, Wy.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, three brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Oil Belt Christian Camp, Colegio Biblico Mission or Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.
(Oct. 17, 1999)

FUNERAL

HOWARD RIFFEY
The funeral for Howard Riffey was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Thompson officiated. Entombment was in the Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Pallbearers were: Troy Riffey, David Riffey, Michelle Riffey, Jarit Gray, Todd Gray and Claude Wimmenauer.

Obituaries and Funerals October 19, 1999
HAROLD SCOTT
SANDBORN - Harold “Ray” Scott, 70, died at 11:17 p.m. Sunday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell. The Rev. David Wharton will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Graveside services will be announced at a later day, following cremation.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born on March 26, 1929, in Bicknell, to Albert and Freda (Westfall) Scott. He married Joanne Hill in 1974 and she survives.
Scott was a former Bicknell tool and die maker. He, at one time, operated a taxi company in Bicknell and at last was a painter and also a musician. He belonged to the VFW, American Legion, the Moose in Linton; the French Club in Bicknell and the 40 & 8 Club in Vincennes. Also, he was a World War II and Korean War veteran. He had lived in Sandborn for 25 1/2 years.
Others surviving are: two daughters, Linda Kelly, Lebanon, Mo. and Sherry Scott, Texas; two sons, Paul Ray Scott, Mobile, Ala. and Harold R. Scott II, Memphis, Tenn.; two stepsons, Max Phipps, Springfield, Mo. and Jamie Phipps, Barbeue, Wis.; three sisters, Mary Cradick, Kathleen Curry and Margaret Eillis, all of Bicknell; three brothers, Ralph and Paul Scott, both of Westphalia and Don Scott, Bicknell; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
(Oct. 17, 1999)

FUNERAL

VADA CARTER
The funeral for Vada L. Carter was at 1 p.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment was in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastors Steve Frederick and Terry Hightower officiated. Pallbearers were: Scott Pauw, John Pauw, Heath Hyllested, J.R. Carter, Kenny Pauw and Josh Pauw.

Obituaries and Funerals October 18, 1999

NOTICE

HAROLD SCOTT
SANDBORN - Harold "Ray" Scott, 70, died Sunday evening at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Funeral arrangements are pending at McClure Funeral Home in Bicknell.
(Oct. 17, 1999)

OBITS

MARY PURCELL
Mary "Marge" Purcell, 73, Rt. 2, died at her residence Saturday at 4:40 p.m. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Dwight Howe will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday. The American Legion and VFW Auxiliary services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
She was born on Aug. 2, 1926, in Daviess County, to Andy and Andra (McLemore) White. She married Oscar Purcell on Feb. 28, 1959, and he survives.
Purcell was retired from Reynolds Springs Co. and was an American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries member.
Also, surviving are: two daughters, Caroyn Wallace, Washington and Joyce Bullington, Concord, Calif.; two sons, Bill Eskew, Yorkville, Ill. and Jerry Eskew, Decatur, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Norma Tuftee and Carol Burch, both of Washington and Marcella Christmas, Velpen and two brothers, Eddie White, Washington and Charles White, Oswego, Ill.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Neva Weaver and Wanda Roark and two brothers, Ray and Russell White.
(Oct. 16, 1999)

GEORGE FIELDS
PENDLETON, Ind. - George B. Fields, 67, formerly of Loogootee, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday in Pendleton.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Gill Chapel. David Ridell will officiate. Interment will be at the Wheatland Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Thursday until service time.
He was born on June 4, 1932. He married Margie Russell and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1986.
Fields had been a Loogootee City Police officer, worked for Crane Construction and retired from the City of Loogootee Water Department. He had attended Loogootee schools.
Surviving are: two daughters, Cheryl Vachon, Washington and Dottie Stoll, Montgomery; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson and several sisters and brothers.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Gail Stoll.
(Oct. 16, 1999)

VERNA RAY
INDIANAPOLIS - Verna Mae (Stidham) Ray, 78, formerly of West Baden, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home Chapel, 8527 W. College St., French Lick. The Rev. Douglas Finney officiated with interment in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born on Feb. 6, 1921, in Kentucky, to Sam Ray and Bessie (Combs) Caudill. They preceded her in death. She married Clyde Stidham and he preceded her in death. She later married Jack Ray and he also preceded her in death.
Ray was a homemaker in French Lick and West Baden. She was also a Paoli Christian Church member and had eight years of education.
Surviving are: four children, Marvin Stidham, Cabot, Ark; Judy Kellams Mier, Scottsburg, Ind.; Mary Lou Grimes, Indianapolis; Myrl Sparks, Loogootee and Jeanette Qualkenbush, Paoli; a brother, Watson Caudill, Jeremiah, Ky.; a sister, Evie Finley, Jeremiah, Ky.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
(Oct. 17, 1999)

HOWARD RIFFEY
Howard Riffey, 82, 419 E. Highland Avenue, died at 7:50 a.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Thompson will officiate. Entombment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gill Chapel and after noon Tuesday until service time at the church.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1917, in Daviess County, to Samuel and Nannie Kate (Morgan) Riffey. He married Betty Jane Hummel on Sept. 30, 1938 and she survives.
Riffey was retired from the Washington City Fire Department having served for 26 years and later was a custodian at the Carnegie Library and State Bank for 10 years. He was a Wesleyan United Methodist Church and Washington Conservation Club member. He had attended Washington schools and was a World War II veteran having served in the Army.
Also surviving are: two sons, Kirby and Garth P. Riffey, both of Washington; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a twin brother, Horace Riffey, Cincinnati, Ohio and a brother, James Riffey, Battle Creek, Mich.
He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
(Oct. 16, 1999)

DAVID HAWK
NEWTON, Kan. - David R. Hawk, 80, died Sunday at the Newton (Kan.) Medial Center.
The funeral will be at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton, Kan., Wednesday. The Rev. Floyd McKinney, from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Newton, Kan.
Visitation will be at the Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kan., from 5 to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Recitation of a rosary will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
He was born on June 8, 1919, in Linton, to Benjamin Rufus and Viola (Benton) Hawk. They preceded him in death. He married Gertrude Grochowsky on May 22, 1943, in Ft. Knox, Ky. She preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 1973.
Hawk was retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. He was a Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Newton, Kan. member and lifetime VFW member. He was a veteran.
Surviving are six sons, Luke Hawk, Goessel, Kan.; Daniel Hawk, Ft. Worth, Texas; Mark Hawk, Marion, Kan.; George Hawk, Topeka, Kan.; David Hawk, Barstow, Calif. and Glenn Hawk, Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Mary Helen Baker, Newton, Kan.; four brothers, Leonard, Paul and Joe Hawk, all of Indiana and Melvin Hawk, Tennessee; four sisters, Naomi Ayers, Florida; Esther Watkins, Ruth Jackson and Joann Jones, all of Indiana; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard Hawk and two sisters, Dorothy Manuel and Katherine Hawk.
Memorial donations may be given to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, Kan. or St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kan., 67114.
(Oct. 17, 1999)

MALCOLM RITTERSKAMP
Malcolm Ray Ritterskamp, 80, 606 Greenwood St., died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. The Rev. David Harker will officiate with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Masonic service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born on April 19, 1919, in Daviess County, to Otto Frederick and Gladys Irene (Wise) Ritterskamp. He married Onie Belle Faith, on June 2, 1940 and she survives.
Ritterskamp, a 1937 Washington High School graduate, was retired from McCord Corp. having served for 37 years and after that he was with Pacific Press and Schear at Mt. Carmel for nine years. He was a First Baptist Church, Charity Lodge No. 30 F&AM, Eastern Star, York Rite, White Shrine of Jerusalem and Cannanball Campers Club member. He was also a World War II Army veteran.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Judy Cornelius and Angela Clinton, both of Washington and Dianna Ramaj, Sarasota, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild and two brothers, Joseph and James Ritterskamp, both of Washington.
(Oct. 16, 1999)

FUNERALS

FRANK NALIN
Graveside services for Frank R. Nalin were conducted at the Sugarland Memory Gardens at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bishop Carl Lemon and Byrl Potts officiated. Pallbearers were: James Bradley, Jerry Bradley, Tom Doyle, Charles Doyle, William Nalin and Tom Nalin.

ROBERT NEELEY
The funeral for Robert "Smokey" Patton Neeley was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harvest Community Church, Bloomfield. Interment was in Scotland Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Williams officiated. Pallbearers were: Michael Decker, Nolan Neeley, Wyatt Quiller, Bryce Neeley, Danny Willis and Cliff Walls.

Obituaries and Funerals October 16, 1999

VADA CARTER
PETERSBURG - Vada L. Carter, 88, died at 9:23 a.m. Friday at Eastgate Manor, Washington.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg. Interment will be in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Pastor Steve Frederick and Terry Hightower will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. until services at the funeral home.
She was born in Pike County, on Dec. 12, 1910, to Clarence and Ida (Rhodes) Bradfield. She married Floyd Carter and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1952.
Carter was a Gospel Center Church member in Petersburg.
Surviving are: a son, Edward Carter, Petersburg; a daughter, Zelma Pauw, Petersburg; a sister, Ruth Miley, Petersburg; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by six brothers, Prentice, Earnest, Bonnie, Carl, Victor and Willard Bradfield; three sisters, Sarah Leighty, Doris Veale and Lucie Jane Bradfield and a great-grandchild.
(Oct. 15, 1999)

DANA ALLEGREE
LEESBURG, Fla. - Dana V. Allegree, 69, died Oct. 10 in Florida.
Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Highland, Ind. and moved to Leesburg in 1989 from Indianapolis.
Allegree was a Chrysler Corp. supervisor in Indianapolis. He was a Methodist. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Surviving are: a son, Daryl, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Tina Price, Marsville, Ga. and Myra Burk, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Max, Leesburg, Fla. and Neil, Alpha, Ky.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
(Oct. 10, 1999)

SUSAN HAUSER
The funeral for Susan Hauser was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Interment was in McClure Cemetery in Pike County. The Rev. Herman Riker officiated. Pallbearers were: Charles Hauser, Joe Hauser, Rodney Hauser, Robert Biggs II, John Sponn and Dennis Boring.

Obituaries and Funerals October 15, 1999

FUNERAL

ANTOINETTE DOVE
The funeral for Antoinette Dove was at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
Interment was in the Bethany Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Gerber officiated.
Pallbearers were: Derick Hassell, George Hassell, Cody Hassell, Gayson Taylor, Jay Miller, Walter Chilcote, Bison Whitmire, Greg Crawford and Greg Terry.

Obituaries and Funerals October 14, 1999

FRANK NALIN
Frank R. Nalin, 81, 518 S.E. Fifth St., died at his residence Monday at 5:45 p.m. He had been in failing health for several months.
Private graveside services will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from the Ed Lee Mortuary from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1917, in Reeve Township, to Thomas and Anna (Hughes) Nalin. They preceded him in death. He married Dorothea E. Russell on Dec. 10, 1955, and she survives.
Nalin worked for Chrysler of Evansville and then was a construction carpenter after Chrysler closed. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a lifetime community resident and was educated in Daviess County school. Also, he was an American Legion and 10th Armored Division Veteran’s Association member.
Surviving are: a son, Russ Nalin, Washington and three grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Rose Doyle, Helen Bradley and Marie, who died in childhood and two brothers, Cletus and Charles Nalin.
Memorials, if so desired, may be made to the Helping Hearts Hospice.
(Oct. 11, 1999)

ROBERT NEELEY
CRANE - Robert “Smokey” Patton Neeley, 72, died at 9:03 p.m. Wednesday at the Daviess Community Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harvest Community Church, Bloomfield. Interment will be in Scotland Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Williams will officiate. Military graveside rites will be by the Crane VFW.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon and 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Saturday.
He was born on July 24, 1927, in Lee County, Va., to Dock and Myrtle (Hines) Neeley. He married Freda Parsons on March 5, 1955 and she survives.
Neeley was a retired electronics technician having served for 20 years at NSWC/Crane. He was an Army veteran and retired after 21 years. He was a Harvest Community Church, VFW Crane and American Legion, Bloomfield, member.
Surviving are: three sons, Michael Neeley, Evansville; Douglas Neeley, Bloomfield and Alan Neeley, Loogootee; seven grandchildren; a brother, Ben Neeley, Bedford and five sisters, Nina Kinzer, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; Reba Chambers, Betty Heistand and Shirley Foddrill, all of Bedford and Wilma Magnus, Crane.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Lodge in care of American Cancer Society, 86th St., Indianapolis.
(Oct. 13, 1999)

RONALD HENRY
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Ronald J. Henry, 62, died Sept. 27, at his residence.
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, N.C., was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service was conducted at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Dr. Robert Blackburn officiated.
He was born on Nov. 20, 1936, in Washington, to Raymond W. Eleanore (Sinclair) Henry. His father preceded him in death while his mother survives in Washington.
Henry was the quality assurance manager for Trinity Industries in Asheville. He was also a U.S. Marine.
Also, surviving are: his wife, Lois Ross Henry, Asheville; two sons, Brian C. and Keith R. Henry, both of Ashville; a daughter, Robyn H. Corn, Asheville; a brother, Raymond Henry, Chicago; five sisters, Sharon Henry, Asheville; Patricia Sinclair, Redding, Calif.; Nancy Smith, Chicago; Sally Birka-White, Redding and Debra Greenhill, De Kalb, Ill. and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC, 28802. (Sept. 27, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 13, 1999

SUSAN HAUSER
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Susan Hauser, 88, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Martin County Health Care Center, Loogootee.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Interment will be in McClure Cemetery in Pike County.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday.
She was born on Feb. 11, 1911, in Daviess County, to Florian and Nellie (McClure) White. She married William Francis Hauser on Nov. 25, 1933 and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1992.
Hauser had attended Harrison Township Daviess County schools and was a First Presbyterian Church member in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Surviving are: a son, Rudy Hauser, League City, Texas and two grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Gilbert White; a halfbrother, Paris Harbison and a halfsister, Lucille Riker.
(Oct. 12, 1999)

ANTOINETTE DOVE
LOOGOOTEE - Antoinette Dove, 76, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Jasper Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several months and seriously ill for a few weeks.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be in the Bethany Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Gerber will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and 10 a.m. until service time Thursday.
She was born on July 8, 1923, in Pennsylvania, to Mike and Mary Bartlone. She married William Lee Dove in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1978. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Hassell, in 1943.
Dove was a homemaker.
Surviving are: a son, George Hassell, Plainville; a daughter, Mary Ann Bruner, Epsom; a stepdaughter, Norma Jean Stewart, Mooresvillle; a stepson, David Dove, Lillian, Ala.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Bartlone, Kouts, Ind. and Johnny Bartlone, Valparaiso and a sister, Frances Bartlone, Wanatah, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Cosmo Bartlone; two sisters, Maggie and Mary Bartlone and a infant son, Joseph Hassell.
(Oct. 12, 1999)

FUNERALS

MAUDE MATTINGLY
A mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church for the funeral of Maude C. Mattingly. Fr. Lowell Will was the celebrant. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Kenny Dant, David Ebler, Daniel Ebler, Jeff Nash, Larry Mullen and Pat Mullen. The honorary pallbearers were: Ryan Ebler, Derrick Ebler and Chris Mandel.

JUSTUS HEALY
Graveside services for Justus A. "Judd" Healy were at 11 this morning at the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Ragsdale. The Rev. John Moreland officiated. Pallbearers were: Robert Preston, Daniel O'Connor, Mike Atkinson, David Moreland, Kaye O'Connor and Adam Kocher.

CLEDUS STITES
The funeral for Cledus Stites was at 11 this morning at the Elnora Christian Church. Bros. Fred Whitacre and Steve Weaver officiated with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were: Jeff Melsheimer, Nicholas Melsheimer, Michael Dreiman, Kelly Stites, Chris Stites, Eric Stites and Jeff Asdale. Honorary pallbearers were: Otto Arthur, John Miller, Paul McKee, Bill Fuller, Tim Saladin, Paul Nugget, Ben Chestnut, John Hostetter, Dr. Robert Beard and Dr. Roy DeMotte.

WINTON PALMER
The funeral for G. Winton Palmer was at 2 today at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery in Freelandville. The Rev. Don Wilson officiated.
Pallbearers were: Tony Boardman, Mike Held, Larry Palmer, Bill Nicholson, Brian Held, Bob Palmer, Bill Palmer and Joe King. Honorary pallbearers were: Glen Roark, Dr. Paul Brocksmith, Lee Riggle, Charles Murray, Charles Jordan and Maxine Overbay.

Obituaries and Funerals October 12, 1999

NOTICE

ANTOINETTE DOVE
PLAINVILLE - Antoinette Dove, 76, died at 12:30 this morning at the Jasper Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington.
(Oct. 12, 1999)

OBITS

NAOMI MYERS
VINCENNES - Naomi A. Myers, 79, died at 12:03 a.m. Monday at the Gentle Care Nursing Home, Vincennes.
The funeral will be at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes. Ron Barnes will officiate. Interment will be in the Wilson Creek Cemetery, Knox County.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1920, in Pike County, to Charlie and Mae (Fare) Johnson. They preceded her in death. She married Ashley Myers and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1964.
Myers had worked as a home health aide for Preferred Home Health Care, as a receptionist at the Indiana Workforce Development Office and as an assistant at Harbor House. She was a 20-year Retired Senior Volunteer Program member and in 1988 she was named Knox County Senior Services Queen. Also, she was a Franklin Heights Christian Church and Dorcas Sunday School Class member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Sandra Geisweit, Vincennes; two sons, Thomas Myers, Vincennes and Charles Myers, Crossville, Tenn.; two sisters, Violet Meadows, Winslow and Beatrice Hall, Joliet, Ill.; two brothers, Ralph Johnson, Glennie, Mich. and Earl Johnson, Apache Junction, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Josephine Burton and a brother, Charles Johnson.
(Oct. 11, 1999)

JUSTUS HEALY
VINCENNES - Justus Abraham Healy, 28, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday at the Crestview Nursing Home, Vincennes.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Asbury Chapel Cemetery, Ragsdale. The Rev. John Moreland will officiate.
He was born on June 24, 1971, to Rand and Kaye (Rish) Healy. His father survives in Culver, Ind. while his mother, Kaye O’Connor, survives in Vincennes.
Healy was the former office manager at The Mortgage Company in Terre Haute. He was also a Word of Life Church member. He had lived all his life in Knox County.
Also, surviving are: his grandmothers, Rita Rish, Bicknell and Maxine Healy, Plymouth; great-grandmother, Leta Risch, Freelandville; great-grandfather, Earl Mason, Bicknell; three sisters, Jessica Hamilton, Mallory and Abby O’Connor and a brother, Daniel O’Connor, all of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his fathers, Rand Healy and Rolland Rish; his great-grandmother, Bernice Mason and his great-grandfather, Emmett Rish.
(Oct. 10, 1999)

FUNERALS

CATHERINE SENG
A mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Simon’s Church for the funeral of Catherine Seng. Fr. David Martin was the celebrant. Interment was in the St. John’s Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Dick Brothers, Brian Tennis, Richard Tennis, Mike Kirby, George Kavanaugh and Tim Mattingly.

CLARENCE STEVENS
The funeral for Clarence “Shorty” Stevens was at 2 p.m. Monday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Bro. Randy Stevens officiated. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Mike Stevens, Mark Stevens, Tony Stevens, Chris Stevens, Steven Haywood, Matthew Haywood and Joel Haywood. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

LORRAINE STINNETT
The funeral for Lorraine Stinnett was at 11 this morning at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. The Rev. Charles Crouch officiated. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Paul Barnes, Gregory Stinnett, Jason Rawley and Larry Stinnett.

CHARLES DAVIS
Charles Davis’ funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was in the Trinity Spring Cemetery, Shoals. Ira Price officiated. Pallbearers were: Gil Holt, Victor Neideffer Jr., Ward Harder, Spencer Keller, Bart Dye and Jarit Keith.

Obituaries and Funerals October 11, 1999

OBITS

CLEDUS STITES
ODON - W. Cledus Stites, 79, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been in failing health for three months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Elnora Christian Church. Bros. Fred Whitacre and Steve Weaver will officiate with interment in Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon and from 9 a.m. until service time at the Elnora Christian Church.
He was born on Nov. 30, 1919, in Knox County, to Ezra and Lela (Utley) Stites. He married Vera A. Prather on Dec. 3, 1939 and she survives.
Stites was a farmer. He was an Elnora Christian Church member, deacon and trustee. Also, he was a West Boggs Park Board member, former Federal Crop inspector, White River Valley Antique Association co-founder and secretary, former Daviess County Republican Councilman and Madison Township Precinct Committeeman.
Surviving are: two sons, Carl William Stites, Odon and Kenneth Lee Stites, Parker City; a daughter, Rita Jane Melsheimer, Vincennes; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Rex Stites and a sister, Mildred Stites.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Good Samaritan Lincoln Trail Hospice, 520 South Seventh St., Vincennes, IN, 47591 or the Elnora Christian Church.
(Oct. 9, 1999)

WINTON PALMER
WHEATLAND - G. Winton Palmer, 83, died unexpectedly at 6:40 a.m. Saturday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery in Freelandville.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1915, in Knox County, to George F. and Hazel (Yeager) Palmer. He married Dorothy Fern Mabes on May 26, 1941.
Palmer, in early life, he was employed by Farm Bureau and had been a farmer for several years. He graduated from Wheatland High School in 1936. Also, he was a Wheatland Christian Church, 50-year Monroe City Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite of Evansville, Knox County Farm Bureau, Knox County Soil Conservation District and Producers Livestock member.
Surviving are: a daughter, Alice Held, Freelandville; a son, Larry Palmer, Wheatland; a sister, Maxine Overbay, Wheatland; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers.
(Oct. 9, 1999)

MAUDE MATTINGLY
Maude C. Mattingly, 89, Rt. 2, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Daviess Community Hospital. She had been seriously ill since last Wednesday.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church. Fr. Lowell Will will officiate. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 to 8 tonight. There will be a rosary prayed at 7:30 tonight.
She was born on July 10, 1910, in Washington, to Gus and Birdie (Trowbridge) Ebler. They preceded her in death. She married William Mattingly on Feb. 28, 1933, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1964.
Mattingly worked for 20 years with Reliance Mfg. and for 27 years with Uniroyal until her retirement. She was a St. Mary's Church and Uniroyal Retirement Club member. Also, she was a lifetime community member and had been educated in Washington public schools.
Surviving are: two brothers, Paul Ebler, Washington and Harold Ebler, Fort Wayne and two sisters, Virginia Dant and Joyce Nash, both of Washington.
She was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.
(Oct. 9, 1999)

LORRAINE STINNETT
SUMNER, Ill. - Lorraine Stinnett, 74, formerly of Bicknell, died at 3 a.m. Thursday at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bicknell. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
She was born on Aug. 21, 1925, in Bicknell, to Paul D. and Willie Z. (Moore) Barnes.
Surviving are: two sons, Larry Stinnett, Vincennes and Gregory Stinnett, Saudi Arabia; a brother, Paul Barnes, Bicknell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steve.
(Oct. 7, 1999)

BETTY MORGAN
FRENCH LICK- Betty L. Morgan, 72, died at the Bloomington Hospital Saturday.
No funeral services or viewing have been planned. The body will be cremated. Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, Inc., 8547 W. College St., French Lick.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1927, in West Baden, to Fred and Ida (Waggoner) Carter. They preceded her in death.
Morgan was a retired K-Mart manager. She was also a Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion Auxiliary member.
Surviving are: two children, William E. Drake, Washington and Carla Abel, West Baden; a brother, James G. Carter, Russellville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two children.
(Oct. 9, 1999)

FUNERALS

WILLIAM THOMAS
The funeral for William Thomas was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Cliff Woodrum and the Rev. Ralph Thompson officiated. Interment was at Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were: Garret Thomas, Aimee Thomas, Jonathan Potts, Patrick Potts, Sara Southerland, Samuel Southerland, Olivia O'Brian, Anna O'Brian and Megan O'Brian.

WILMA CRANEY
The funeral for Wilma Craney was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Central Christian Church. Interment was in the Plainville Cemetery. Pastor James K. Payton and Fr. Lowell Will officiated. Pallbearers were: Dan Scheid, Jim Ragsdale, Bill Ragsdale, Tony Burkhart, Glen Norris and Jim Miles.

DAVID MATTINGLY
The funeral for David Clyde Mattingly was at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Fr. Lowell Will officiated with interment in the St. John's Cemetery. American Legion-VFW Honor Guard members served as pallbearers and flag presenters.

Obituaries and Funerals October 9, 1999
GRACE HAND
The funeral for Grace A. Hand was at 2 p.m. Friday at the Contenders of Faith Mission, Otwell.
The Rev. Juddie Peyton officiated with interment in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg.
Pallbearers were: Jeff Myers, Kip Myers, Kevin Myers, Richard Hand, John Myers and Philip Hand.

CLARENCE STEVENS
MOORESVILLE - Clarence “Shorty” Stevens, 95, formerly of Shoals, died at his residence Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born on July 12, 1904, in Dubois County, to Benjamin Franklin Stevens and Missouri Ann (Simmons) Stevens.
He married Lelia Agnes Bowman on April 12, 1933, in Greene County. She preceded in death in 1978.
Stevens was retired from NSWC Crane on Feb. 1, 1971.
Surviving are: two sons, Clarence Stevens Jr., Loogootee and Benny Stevens, Mooresville; a daughter, Phyllis Haywood, Bloomfield; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Also, he was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
(Oct. 7, 1999)

ELMER COSBY
NORTH VERNON - Elmer Overton Cosby, 71, former B&O railroader, died at 8:52 p.m. Sept. 20 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Pickett Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Heseman officiating. Masonic services were conducted. Burial was at Butlerville Cemetery.
He was born on July 21, 1928, in Washington, to Henry and Bertha Morgan Cosby. He attended Washington High School. He married Norma A. McKinley on Sept. 14, 1948, in Henderson, Ky. She survives.
Cosby worked for 40 years on the B&O Railroad as a car inspector. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, North Vernon Masonic Lodge, York Rite and the Eagles. He was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Brush Creek and Coffee Creek conservation clubs.
Also, surviving are: two sons, Bill Cosby, North Vernon and Roger Cosby, San Antonio, Texas; a daughter, Brenda Maschino, North Vernon; a sister, Audrey Ellis, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Cosby.
Memorial may be made to the North Vernon Masonic Lodge or St. Vincent’s Hospital through the funeral home.
(Sept. 20, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 8, 1999

NOTICE

CLARENCE STEVENS
MOORESVILLE - Clarence Stevens, 95, formerly of Shoals, died at his residence in Mooresville Thursday afternoon. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.
(Oct. 7, 1999)

OBITS

EDWARD SWAN
BICKNELL - Edward Dee Swan, 90, formerly of Chicago, died at 2:28 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wampler-Shaw Chapel, 118 North Washington St., Bicknell. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 tonight at the Wampler-Shaw Chapel.
He was born on Jan. 20, 1909, in Kentucky, to Anna Swan. He married Anna Zak on Dec. 29, 1971 and she preceded him in death. He later married Mary Lewis on Dec. 31, 1989 and she preceded him in death.
Swan, a 1927 Bicknell High School graduate, was a retired factory worker at Acme Steel Company. He was also an F.O. Eagles and French Club member.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Colleen Purnell, Akron, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
(Oct. 7, 1999)

CATHERINE SENG
Catherine L. Seng, 92, 311 S.E. Seventh St., died at 12:05 this morning at Hillside Manor Nursing Home. She had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Simon's Church. Fr. David Martin will officiate. Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 8 a.m. until service time Monday.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1906, in Washington, to James and Catherine (Kassler) Healy. They preceded her in death. She married Joseph H. Seng and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1957.
Seng was the manager of the Miller Store and a St. Simon's Church member. She was a lifetime community resident and had attended the Washington Catholic Girl's Academy.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Also, a sister, Gladys Healy, preceded her in death.
(Oct. 8, 1999)

CHARLES DAVIS
TULLAHOMA, Tenn. - Charles C. Davis, 69, formerly of Indianapolis, died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at Harton Regional Medical Center, Tullahoma, Tenn.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be in the Trinity Spring Cemetery, Shoals. Ira Price will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home Saturday.
All funeral and visitation times are tentative.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1930, in Daviess County, to Clifford and Mabel (Farris) Davis. They preceded him in death.
Davis was working at the Motlow State Community College as a tech prep. education coordinator. He had also been an administrator and was a former principal in Warren Township Schools at Walker Career Center Indianapolis and was former secretary/manager of the State Fair in the early 1970s. Also, he had earned his master's of science degree. He was a Church of Christ member.
Surviving are: two sons, Clint Davis, Fairland and John Davis Trafalger; a daughter, Lori Davis, Savannah, Ga.; three grandchildren and a sister, Naomi Edwards, Shoals.
(Oct. 7, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 7, 1999
WILLIAM THOMAS
William "Bill" Thomas, 67, Rt. 3, Box 247, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Cliff Woodrum and the Rev. Ralph Thompson will officiate. Interment will be at Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. Masonic service will be at 6 p.m. Friday.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1932, in Daviess County, to William and Fern (Goble) Thomas. He married Margie Fleetwood on Oct. 11, 1953 and she survives.
Thomas was a general contractor and realtor and had attended Washington High School. He was an Air Force veteran, past master of Charity Lodge No. 30 F&AM, First Christian Church, VFW and American Legion member.
Also, surviving are: three daughters, Paula Potts, Julia O'Brian and Carol Southerland, all of Washington; a son, Michael Thomas, Yorkville, Ill.; nine grandchildren and a halfbrother, James Conrad, Washington. A halfsister preceded him in death.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Helping Hearts Hospice.
(Oct. 5 1999)

WILMA CRANEY
Wilma D. Craney, 78, Rt. 4, died at her residence Wednesday at 9:45 p.m. She had been in failing health since November 1998 and seriously ill since August.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Central Christian Church. Interment will be in the Plainville Cemetery. Pastor James Payton and Fr. Lowell Will will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and after 8 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
She was born on Dec. 18, 1920, in Daviess County, to James and Mary Ethel (Killion) Dougherty. They preceded her in death. She married Odis H. Craney on April 8, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 3.
Craney was a retired teacher having taught at Epsom, Plainville and North Daviess schools. She was a Central Christian Church, American Cancer Society, Retired Teacher's Association, Christian Women's Fellowship member and County Home Demonstration agent. She was a lifetime community member, was educated in Washington schools and was a 1942 Purdue University graduate.
Surviving are: three daughters, Linda Thompson and Sally Sue Smith, both of Washington and Mary Lou Sellers, Wheatland; a son, James L. Craney, Ivesdale, Ill.; nine grandchildren and two sisters, Jo Scheid, Washington and Madge Burkhart, Montgomery.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Dougherty and a sister, Eva Ragsdale.
Memorials, if so desired, may be made to the Helping Hearts Hospice.
(Oct. 6, 1999)

FUNERALS

THELMA MCBRIDE
The funeral for Thelma Marie McBride was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plainville Christian Church. Bros. Jonathan Ingram and Richard Smith officiated. Interment was at the Plainville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert McBride, Gregory McBride, Ross McBride, Gary Goodwin, Grant Goodwin and Brian Howard.

HENRY JACKMAN
The funeral for Henry G. Jackman was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Ben Bean officiated. Interment was at New Veale Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jay R Perkins, Chris Jones, Jason Jones, Brock Cardinal, Nicholas Clauss and Shawn Ryan. Honorary pallbearers were: Katie Wilson, Darrian Jones, Jarit Perkins, Honey Clymer, Alisha Browning, Amanda Dreiman, Laura Dreiman, Daniel Dreiman, Rebecca Cardinal, Logan Jones and Conner Jones.

JOHN BOYD
The funeral for John "Jake" Boyd was at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment was at the Spring Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Logsdon officiated. Pallbearers were: Larry Boyd, Garney Boyd, Ronald Boyd, Gary Boyd, Kenny Boyd and George Boyd.

Obituaries and Funerals October 6, 1999

NOTICE

WILLIAM THOMAS
William "Bill" Thomas, 67, died at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gill Chapel.
(Oct. 5, 1999)

OBITS

DAVID MATTINGLY
David Clyde Mattingly, 53, 402 Ogdon St., died at 8:18 a.m. Monday at the VA Medical Center, Danville, Ill. He had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ed Lee Mortuary. Fr. Lowell Will will officiate with interment in the St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at Ed Lee Mortuary from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 9 a.m. until service time on Friday. A rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
He was born on April 15, 1946, in Washington, to Glen Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Hickman) Mattingly. They preceded him in death. He married Sandra Waltz on Dec. 2, 1993 and she survives.
Mattingly, a 1965 Washington High School graduate, served on the Washington Police Force for 17 years. He was also engaged in farming. He was a lifetime community resident and had attended St. Mary's Church. He was also in the US Air Force having served in Viet Nam and was an American Legion member.
Also surviving are: his children, Jason Mattingly, Indianapolis; Bryn Hawkins, Crawfordsville; a grandson; a granddaughter; a brother, Frank T. Mattingly, Washington and a sister, Glenda Van Ermen, Prattville, Ala.
(Oct. 4, 1999)

GRACE HAND
OTWELL - Grace A. Hand, 86, died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday at Amber Manor Nursing Home, Petersburg.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Contenders of Faith Mission, Otwell. The Rev. Juddie Peyton will officiate with interment in the Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg and from 8 a.m. to noon at the church with a 1 p.m. service.
She was born on July 20, 1913, in Bicknell, to William R. and Cora Mae (Weathers) Tharp. She married the Rev. John A. Hand on May 25, 1955 and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1997.
Hand was a Contenders of Faith Mission, Otwell, member and a 1932 Bicknell High School graduate.
Surviving are: a daughter, Carolyn Myers, Petersburg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willis and Oliver Tharp and two sisters, Mamie Tharp and Ruby Berry.
(Oct. 5, 1999)

FUNERAL

JOSEPH CLEMENTS
Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery for Joseph Edward Clements. Fr. Lowell Will officiated. Pallbearers were: David Wininger, David Harper, Paul Truelove, Harry Patel, Kevin Patel and Ketan Patel.

Obituaries and Funerals October 5, 1999

HENRY JACKMAN
Henry Gilmore Jackman, 85, Rt. 4, Box 112, died at 5:53 p.m. Sunday in the Daviess Community Hospital emergency room.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel. Bro. Ben Bean will officiate. Interment will be at New Veale Creek Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Gill Chapel.
He was born on July 9, 1914, in Daviess County, to Thomas and Martha (Edwards) Jackman. He married Virginia Ruth Williams on Aug. 10, 1936 and she preceded him in death on June 24, 1976.
Jackman was retired from Uni-Royal Corp. as a maintenance worker. He was a Central Christian Church, United Rubber Workers of America, Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge member. He also had attended Washington schools and was president of Local Union 339.
Surviving were: Judy Perkins, Washington; Linda Young, Princeton; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson and a brother, Ernest Jackman, Indianapolis.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Helen and Mattie Laverne Jackman and two brothers, Harley and Harold Jackman.
(Oct. 3, 1999)

JOHN BOYD
SHOALS - John W. "Jack" Boyd, 83, died at 9:05 a.m. Sunday at the Deaconess Hospital, Evansville.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals. Interment will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 tonight.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1915, in Shoals, to Harrison and Ethel Mae (Richardson) Boyd. His wife, Ruth Inez Boyd, survives. They were married on Oct. 17, 1945.
Boyd was a house painter and wall paper hanger. He was also a Pentecostal Church of Zion member.
Surviving are: four sons, Larry W. Boyd, Seymour; Ronald D., Garney R. and Gary Lee Boyd, all of Shoals; 10 grandchildren; four grandchildren and three stepgranchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter; a granddaughter; five brothers and five sisters.
(Oct. 3, 1999)

FUNERAL

HOLLACE JONES
The funeral for Hollace N. Jones was at 10 this morning at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City. The Rev. David Parman officiated with interment in the Hamline Chapel Cemetery, Monroe City.
Pallbearers were: Brett Jones, Wayne Nelson, Tim Ellerman, Allan Jones, Brock Lane and Greg Scott. Honorary pallbearers were: Adrian Coonce, Bill Sampson, Harold Wilson and Bob Lane.

Obituaries and Funerals October 4, 1999

JOSEPH CLEMENTS
Joseph Edward Clements, 88, 204 S.E. Seventh St., died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Nursing Center. He was seriously ill for three weeks.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Oak Grove Cemetery. Fr. Lowell Will officiate.
Friends may call at the Ed Lee Mortuary from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral hour.
He was born on July 31, 1911, in Washington, to Fred and Effie (Carter) Clements. He married Margaret Lodwig on Dec. 9, 1967 and she preceded him in death on March 28, 1988.
Clements, a Washington High School graduate, was a retired machine operator and wood crafter. He had lived most of his life in the local community. He was also educated in Washington schools and at several trade schools.
Surviving are: three stepdaughters, Kathy Truelove, Loogootee; Joyce Wininger, Brazil, Ind. and Karen Harper, Ft. Wayne and four stepgrandsons.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and James Clements.
(Oct. 2, 1999)

URBAN SCHMITT
FORT BRANCH - Urban H. Schmitt, 84, died at 10:35 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Holy Cross Church in Fort Branch. Interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Fort Branch. Fr. Bernard Lutz will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Stodghill Funeral Home, Inc., Fort Branch. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1915, in Dubois County, to Joseph and Anna (Stenfenagel) Schmitt. He married Agnes Wagner and she survives.
Schmitt was a Holy Cross Church, Fort Branch, member.
Also, surviving are: four sons, James Schmitt, Fort Branch; Timothy Schmitt, Blairsville, Ind.; David Schmitt, Stoneham, Mass. and Roger Schmitt, Clarkston, Wash.; two daughters, Betty Huelsman, Odon and Ruth Campbell, Newport; a brother, Richard Schmitt, Ireland, Ind.; three sisters, Bertha Brames and Ann Mae Wagner, both of Jasper and Caroline Wagner, Ferdinand; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ralph, Othmar, Linus, Leo and Anthony Schmitt.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
(Oct. 2, 1999)

THELMA MCBRIDE
PLAINVILLE - Thelma Marie McBride, 87, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at the Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Plainville Christian Church. Bro. Jonathan Ingram will officiate.
A private family graveside service will be at the Plainville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gill chapel.
She was born on June 10, 1912, in Daviess County, to Leonard John and Stella Jane (Swallers) Bissey. She married Haskell Rink McBride on April 17, 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1985.
McBride, a 1931 Plainville High School graduate, worked in the Daviess County Auditor’s office. Later, she worked at the Washington Credit Bureau for 13 years. She was a 50-year Elnora Eastern Star member; Friendly Circle Homemakers Club, Daviess County Republican Women’s Club, Plainville Christian Church member, Steele Township vice-president committee person and Plainville Cemetery Association secretary.
Surviving are: a daughter Janet Goodwin, Washington; a son, Robert Arnold McBride, Plainville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two sisters, Dorothy Thomas, Washington and Billie Nelson, Chandler.
A grandson, Jason Robert McBride; a sister, Lorraine Miles and two brothers, Richard A. and Robert Jack Bissey preceded her in death.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Plainville Lions Club.
(Oct. 3, 1999)

HOLLACE JONES
MONROE CITY - Hollace N. Jones, 77, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, Monroe City. The Rev. David Parman will officiate with interment in the Hamline Chapel Cemetery, Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 tonight at the funeral home and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until services.
She was born in Gibson County, on Sept. 25, 1922, to Claude and Roberta (Osborne) Nelson. She married Merlin “Mutt” Jones on June 14, 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1979.
Jones was a bookkeeper working at Jones Sunoco in Monroe City. She attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was a Harrison Homemakers Club member.
Surviving are: a son, Mick Jones, Monroe City; two sisters, Claudia Elder, Monroe City and Betty Jones, Duluth, Ga. and three grandchildren.
(Oct. 1, 1999)

TABATHA WESTHAFER
PAOLI - Tabatha Joe Westhafer, stillborn daughter of Michael Dean and Cynthia Gay (Collins) Westhafer, died Saturday at the Orange County Hospital, Paoli.
Graveside services were at 1 this afternoon Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. Bro. Randy Stevens officiated. Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Oct. 2 in Paoli to Michael Dean and Cynthia Gay (Collins) Westhafer. They survive.
Also, surviving are: two brothers, Matthew and William Westhafer, Paoli, at home; a sister, Lora Westhafer, Paoli, at home; maternal grandmother, Maggie O’Haver, Vincennes and paternal grandmother, Helen L. Westhafer, Shoals.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Willie G. Collins and paternal grandfather, Dewey Westhafer.
(Oct. 2, 1999)

SYLVIA WARD
Sylvia Ward, 90, 717 Sunset Towers, died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday at the Washington Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Bro. Cliff Woodrum will officiate with interment in the Bethany Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gill Chapel.
She was born on Aug. 20, 1909, in Russia, to Sam and Ethel Gladstone. She married George N. Ward on June 1, 1949 and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1981.
(Oct. 3, 1999)

FUNERALS

TERRY DROGICH SR.
The funeral for Terry E. Drogich Sr. was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lyons Community Church. The Rev. Charles Crouch officiated. Interment was in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: John Drogich, David Drogich, Nick Drogich, Mike Drogich, Charles Drogich and William Drogich. Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Weaver, Scott Carrie, Terry Weaver, Kelly Grave and Patricia Morales.

DONETTA BARRY
The funeral for Donetta Barry was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McClure Funeral Home, Bruceville. The Rev. Don Wilson officiated with interment in the Bruceville Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Bill Conrad, Ted Barry, Hershel Barry Jr., Gary Barry, Robert Barry and John Barry.

MARY LANE
Mary Ruth Lane’s funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lee Funeral Home, Loogootee. Interment was in the Hindostan Cemetery. Officiating minister was Alfred Helms. Pallbearers were: Doug Lane, Kenny McGuire, Gene Zehr, Dennis Wortinger, Malcom Stewart and Rick Zehr.

JULIE WESSELL
Funeral services for Julie Jo Wessell were Friday at the Titzer Funeral Home, Loogootee. Fr. Tom Kessler officiated. Pallbearers were: Bryan Burris, Rocky McClure, Clay Carroll, Tony Williams, Ronnie Kennedy and Tim Klein.

Obituaries and Funerals October 2, 1999

ELDENA GREENE
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Eldena A. Greene, 80, died of heat failure Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital.
Mass was said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church, where she was a communicant. Burial was in the West Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery.
Memphis Funeral Home Popular Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Greene was a homemaker.
Surviving are: three daughters, Dianne Stigall, Pamela Greene and Weiss, all of Memphis; a sister, Josephine Wichman and a brother, Leo Auberry, both of Washington and a granddaughter.
Her husband, Lawrence L. Greene, preceded her in death.
The family requests any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.
(Sept. 28, 1999)

Obituaries and Funerals October 1, 1999

OBITS

TERRY DROGICH SR.
BICKNELL - Terry E. Drogich Sr., 34, died at 4:31 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lyons Community Church. Charles Crouch will officiate. Interment will be in the Bicknell Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 tonight at the Bicknell McClure Funeral Home.
He was born on July 29, 1965, in Knox County, to Nichola and Glenda (Wright) Drogich. His mother survives in Lyons while his father preceded him in death. He married Glenda Weaver on Sept. 6, 1985 and she survives.
Drogich was a truck driver for the Greene County Highway Department. He also attended Lyons Community Church.
Also surviving are: his grandmother, Martha Wright, Bicknell; a daughter, Charlie Nicole Drogich, at home; a son, Terry E. Drogich Jr., at home; a sister, Susie Morales, Albavrado, Texas; six brothers, John, Nick and Charles, all of Bicknell; David, Sandborn; Mike and William, both of Linton.
(Sept. 29, 1999)

RALPH AUSTIN
EVANSVILLE - The Rev. Ralph F. Austin, 79, died at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Parkview Care Center, Evansville. He had been in failing health for several months.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment will be in the Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon until service time.
He was born on Oct. 11, 1919, in Daviess County, to Christian and Betty (Flinn) Austin. He married Cora Elizabeth Lashbrook and she preceded him in death in 1995.
Austin retired in 1984 as a minister with the United Methodist Church (UMC). He served at Forsythe UMC, Springville UMC, Ames Chapel UMC, West Baden, where he was a member; Folsomville-Fletcher’s Chapel UMC charge, Rosedale-Bridgeton UMC charge, Laurel-Metamora UMC charge, Lyons-Marco-Switz City UMC charge and Old Union-Leipsic UMC charge. Also, he had served in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are: two sons, Larry Austin, Evansville and Marlin Austin, Speedway; a daughter, Sue Dearing, Greenwood; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Sept. 30, 1999)

FUNERALS

ALVA BROWN
The funeral for Alva Brown was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure, Odon Chapel. Bro. Richard Crabtree officiated with interment in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Myers, Dabner Cook Jr. and Otis Wagner.

JOHN KING SR.
The funeral for John W. King Sr. was at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Washington. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Godfrey officiated. Pallbearers were: John William King III, Kevin King, Tray Gray, Rick Drew, Derek Perkins and Fred Smeltzer.

ALVIN ATCHLEY
The funeral for Alvin W. Atchley was at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, Odon. Interment was in the Walnut Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Alhemeyer officiated. Pallbearers were: Kenny Atchley, Jason Atchley, Kevin Atchley, Ernest Atchley Jr., Ronnie Atchley, Rodney Atchley and Tim Blackwell.


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