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Ermell N. Hamilton
Ermell N. Hamilton, 86, of Morgantown, died Nov. 30, 1998, at Hearne Health Care-Inn there.
She was the widow of Floyd F. Hamilton.
Rites are pending at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
A further account of her life and funeral arrangements will appear in The Reporter when available.

Martha R. Mulvey
Martha R. Mulvey, 81, of Martinsville, died from natural causes at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 29, 1998, at Grandview Convalescent Center.
Born May 13, 1917, in Murdock, Ill., she was the daughter of Frank L. and Ora Dell (Hamilton) Dooley.
Miss Mulvey was a waitress for several years.
Five brothers, Clyde, Lloyd, Hubert, Wayne and Glenn Dooley; and three sisters, Margaret Walters, Mary Eckhart and Helen Scholes, preceded her in death.
The 10 a.m. Saturday graveside service and burial will be at New South Park Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 E. Washington St., is in charge of arrangements.

Un Hong Maynard
Un Hong Maynard, 39, of Greenwood, died Nov. 29, 1998, at her residence.
Born Dec. 5, 1958, in Seoul, South Korea, she was the daughter of In-Sik and So-Am (Chong) Ko, who are deceased.
Mrs. Maynard was a student at IU/PUI School of Nursing in Indianapolis.
She was a member of the Korean Church at Broadway Methodist Church in Indianapolis.
Survivors include one daughter, Kelley Kohe Mullins of Greenwood; one sister, Soon Hong Ko of South Korea; and one brother, Tae Ho Ko, South Korea.
One sister, Choon Hong Ko, preceded her in death.
The service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beech Grove Baptist Church, 5868 W. 325 South, Trafalgar. The Rev. Brett Baird and Pastor Piak will officiate. Burial will be in Beech Grove Church Cemetery in Trafalgar.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelley Fund, c/o Calvary Lutheran Church and School, 6111 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227.
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Wayman
Mary "Betty" E. (Brown) Wayman, 77, of Beech Grove, died from natural causes Nov. 29, 1998, in that city.
She married Lester A. Wayman, who is deceased.
Mrs. Wayman was a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia K. Frison of Beech Grove and Judy L. Baker of Henryetta, Okla.; one sister, Wilma Jean Cowper of Mooresville; two brothers, Floyd Gregg of Paragon and Harry Nelson Brown of Mooresville; five granddaughters, and six great-granddaughters.
The service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. Burial will be in Friendship Park Cemetery in Paragon.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Beech Grove.

Irene Leitzman
Irene Leitzman, 80, of Martinsville, died from natural causes Jan. 27, 1999, at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital.
Rites are pending at Costin Funeral Chapel, 539 E. Washington St.
A further account of her life and funeral arrangements will appear in when available.

Ronald Lindsey
Rites are pending at Costin Funeral Chapel for Ronald Lindsey of Martinsville.
Lindsey, 57, of Martinsville, died Jan. 27, 1999, at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.
More information on his life and funeral arrangements will be published when available.

LeRoy E. Alltop Sr.
The service for LeRoy E. Alltop Sr. was 1 p.m. Jan. 27, 1999, at Costin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Able officiated.
Alltop Sr. died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Sharyn Kersey, organist, played "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Pallbearers were LeRoy Alltop Jr., Rick Alltop, Robert Pfeffer Sr. and Robert Pfeffer Jr., Bob Hamilton and Craig Roeder.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars conducted military graveside rites.

Roosha Cross
Roosha "Faye" Kilgo Cross, 65, died Feb. 22, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare in Indianapolis.
More information will be published in The Reporter on Wednesday.
Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville is in charge of arrangements.

Alvie I. Mefford
Alvie Irving Mefford, 86, of Martinsville, died Feb. 22, 1999, at Heritage House Convalescent Center.
The information regarding his life and funeral arrangements will appear in Wednesday's Reporter.
Costin Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Rumple
Ruth Rumple, 82, of Martinsville, died from natural causes 12:24 a.m. Feb. 22, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital.
Born Sept. 5, 1916, in Morgan County, she was the daughter of Charles and Olivia (Attebury) Halfacre. She married Elmer Rumple Aug. 12, 1940. He died in October 1965.
Mrs. Rumple was a homemaker and member of the Evangelical Methodist Church.
There are no survivors.
She had been active with the Martinsville Senior Center.
The graveside service and burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Park Cemetery in Paragon. The Rev. David Dunbar will officiate.
There are no calling hours.
Costin Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Jasper A. Humphrey
Jasper A. Humphrey, 82, of Martinsville, died from natural causes at 89:15 p.m. Feb. 20, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 29, 1916, in Lena, Ind., he was the son of Claude and Mattie (Braden) Humphrey. His first wife was Esther Humphrey, who died in 1975. He married Ruth E. (Schienbein) Mock May 31, 1977. She died April 15, 1997.
Humphrey was employed as a truck driver for Teamsters Union 135.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include one brother, Norris Humphrey of Plainfield; and two nephews: Muron and Dennis Humphrey.
Two brothers, Lucien and Floyd Humphrey, preceded him in death.
The service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Costin Funeal Chapel, 539 E. Washington St. The Rev. Jeff Sexton will officiate. Burial will be in Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conducte military honors at the graveside.

Violet P. Hardcastle
Violet P. (Utterback) Hardcastle, 91, of Mooresville, died from natural causes March 13, 1999, at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in Mooresville.
Born Feb. 26, 1908, in Zionsville, she was the daughter of Bruce William and Mable (McCoskey) Utterback. She married William Everett Hardcastle Aug. 12, 1936. He died May 28, 1998.
Mrs. Hardcastle was a homemaker.
Survivors include friends, George and Hazel Price of Mooresville, and a sister-in-law, Billie Utterback of El Paso, Texas.
Two brothers, Dwayne and Bruce Utterback, preceded her in death.
Graveside service and burial were this morning, March 15, 1999, at Bethesda Cemetery in Mooresville. The Rev. Jeff Faull officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the donor's favorite charity.

Phyllis N. Kerkhof
Phyllis Nell (App) Kerkhof, 82, of Waverly, died from natural causes March 12, 1999, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville.
Born May 5, 1916, in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of Escar Nicholas and Besse Catherine (Osborn) App. She married Aron Joseph Kerkhof Sept. 17, 1938. He died March 15, 1991.
Mrs. Kerkhoff retired in 1980 after serving 18 years as deputy auditor of Morgan County.
She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly and Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority.
Survivors include two sons, Nicholas J. Kerkhof of Rio Vista, Texas, and Richard L. Kerkhof of Mooresville; two daughters, Karen S. Kindred of Martinsville and Julia D. Roudebush of Lafayette; one sister, Martha L. Van Winkle of Mooresville; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville. The Rev. Norman Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Glenn's Valley.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation.

Frances M. McKee
Ill for the past several months, Frances M. McKee, 77, of Martinsville, died at 12:45 a.m. March 14, 1999, at the Grandview Convalescent Center. She had lived in Martinsville since 1972, moving from Morgantown.
The daughter of Henry and Opal (Thomas) Erton, both deceased, she was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Perry Township of Marion County. She married Cleo E. "Mac" McKee, April 27, 1943. He died June 29, 1971.
Mrs. McKee was a homemaker, but for the past 20 years has made crafts, rag rugs and quilts. She was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include one nephew, Richard L. Neal of Martinsville; and two nieces, Dorothy Etter and Helen Okey, both of Indianapolis.
One sister, Thelma M. Neal, preceded her in death.
The graveside service and burial will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Round Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. The Rev. Delbert Cottrell will officiate.
There are no calling hours.

Helen I. Miller
Helen Ilene Miller, 83, of Martinsville, died from natural causes at 2:10 a.m. March 13, 1999, at Grandview Manor Nursing Home. She has been a resident of Martinsville for the last four years, moving from Mooresville. She also lived in Bicknell, Oaktown and English.
Born July 17, 1915, in English, Ind., she was the daughter of Ollie and Frances (Goldman) Belcher. She married the Rev. Owen S. Miller, who is deceased.
Mrs. Miller was a homemaker, who enjoyed sewing and knitting.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Louisville, Ky.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Wiggs of Little Rock, Ark., and Betty Long of Indianapolis; two sons, Charles Miller of Fort Collins, Colo., and Fred Miller of Camby; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
One grandson, Paul Stewart Miller; and three sisters, Ethel Roach, Imogene Reasor and Estel Land, preceded her in death.
The service will be 11 a.m.. Tuesday at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. Joe Miller will officiate. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Family Mortuary.

Albany McIntosh
Rites are pending at Neal & Summers Mortuary for Albany "Mac" McIntosh.
McIntosh, 70, of Spencer R.R. 3, died this morning, March 15, 1999, at the Fontainbleu Nursing & Rehab Center, 3305 State Highway 37 in Bloomington.
A further account of his life and funeral arrangements will be published when available.

Judith K. Spears
Judith Kay Spears, 63, of Indianapolis, died from natural causes March 11, 1999, at her residence.
The daughter of Joseph and Cora (Livingston) Adkins, both deceased, she was born July 28, 1935, in Whitehall. She married Johnny G. Spears, who survives.
Mrs. Spears had been employed for 21 years as a billing clerk. She retired in 1998.
Other survivors include one son, Jeffrey G. Spears of Indianapolis; one daughter, Joyce A. Kirkhoff of Martinsville; one brother, Earl Adkins of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
One brother, C.L. Adkins, preceded her in death.
The service will be 1 p.m. today at Singleton Community Mortuary in Indianapolis. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. today at Gross Cemetery in Owen County.

Martha Y. Nay
Martha Y. Nay, 62, of Plainfield, died from natural causes at 2:15 p.m. March 13, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She had lived in Plainfield three years, most of her life in Mooresville and 18 years in Clay County.
Born Jan. 9, 1937, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Glen Leohr, deceased, and Mary (Woodburn) Loehr Harden who survives in Clay County. She married Gerald W. Nay of Plainfield Aug. 24, 1956. He survives.
Mrs. Nay was a graduate of Clay City High School and earned an associate degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis in 1990.
She was a member of the Kingsway Christian Church in Plainfield and enjoyed free lance writing.
For three years she worked in the Accounting Department at the Free Methodist World Headquarters. Previously, she worked as office manager at Miller's Merry Manor in Mooresville for four years.
Other survivors include one son, Joe Nay of Camby; three daughters, Carla Crafton of Brazil, Rhonda Hauser of Dewey, Ill., and Lisa Reichard of McGuire AFB, N.J.; one brother, Harrison L. Harden of Clay City; two sisters, Rose Marie Weber and Mary Alice Schroer of Bowling Green; and 12 grandchildren.
One granddaughter, Anne Hauser; and her stepfather, Harrison Harden, preceded her in death.
The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kingsway Christian Church in Indianapolis. John Caldwell will officiate. Burial will be in White Lick Cemetery at Mooresville.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Mortuary and 12 to 1 p.m. prior to the service at Kingsway Christian Church in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.

Howard Hammer
Howard "Bud" Hammer, 75, of Martinsville, died from natural causes March 12, 1999, at his residence.
Born March 9, 1924, in Camby, he was the son of Chester R. and Mary A. (Randall) Hammer. He married Faye Scott April 4, 1953. she survives.
Hammer attended Plainfield High School and was employed as a machinist at Link Belt (now Rexnord) in Indianapolis. He retired in 1986. He was also a farmer.
He attended the Hyndsdale Christian Church and Masonic Lodge 74 F&AM, both in Martinsville.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph Hammer of Martinsville; a daughter, Judy Leitzman of Martinsville; four brothers, Chester Hammer Jr. and Don Hammer, both of Mooresville, William Hammer of Plainfield and Russell Eugene Hammer of Lizton; three sisters, Lois William of Mooresville and Bertha Leak and Norma Held, both of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren, Nathan, Dale, William and Lee Letizman and Christopher and Dena Hammer.
The service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Costin Funeral Chapel. Dr. Jeanne D. Groom will officiate. Burial will be in Schultz Cemetery at Martinsville.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening during visitation.

Betty Jo Record
Betty Jo Record, 33, of Quincy, died at 6:51 p.m. March 10, 1999, at R.R. 1, Box 254 in Quincy. She had lived in Quincy for two years, Mooresville for five years and Plainfield for 11 years.
Born Aug. 21, 1965, in Danville, she was the daughter of Robert Paul Denny Sr. of Danville and Dorothy Jean (Jackson) Denny of Plainfield. Her parents survive.
Mrs. Record had been employed as an inspector at I.T.S. in Plainfield for the last two years.
She enjoyed camping and the outdoors.
Other survivors include two sons, William Joseph "Joey" Record and Brandon Alan Record, both of Quincy; two brothers, Robert P. Denny Jr. of Monrovia and Billy J. Denny of Fillmore; two sisters, Darlene S. Templeman of Greencastle and Bobbie A. Lambert of Plainfield; maternal grandparents, Albert and Mildred Jackson of Illinois; and paternal grandmother, Charolotte Denny of Paragon.
The service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Family Mortuary in Mooresville. John Ketchum will officiate. Burial will be in Fairfield Friends Cemetery at Camby.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions would be welcomed by the family.

Harold Skaggs
The service for Harold "Shorty" Skaggs was 11 a.m. March 13, 1999, at Costin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Able officiated.
Skaggs, 83, of Martinsville, died Wednesday in Morgan County Memorial Hospital.
Marylin James was organist.
Taped musical selections included "Wind Beneath My Wings," "Supper Time" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Pallbearers were Chance, Chad and Davey Skaggs, Jeff Hicks, Bryan and J.D. Pryor, Justin Lane and Bob Strader.
Burial was in Centennial Cemetery.

Emerson N. Thomas
The service for Emerson N. Thomas was 2 p.m. March 13, 1999, at Neal & Summers Mortuary. The Rev. Darrell Miller and Brother Joe Mitchell officiated.
Thomas, 73, of Martinsville, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.
Julie Jesse sang "Daddy's Hands." Beth Ann Higginbotham sang "Grandpa," accompanied on the piano by Julie Jesse."
Taped musical selections included "How Great Thou Art," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Angel."
Pallbearers were Biran Stanger, Nathan Shinkle, Cory and Dave Drake, Steve Bowman and Junior Parsons.
American Legion Post 230 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1257 conducted military graveside rites.
A memorial service was conducted at 7 o'clock Friday evening during visitation at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 40/8, c/o American Legion Post 230, 701 E. Morgan St., Martinsville, IN 46151.

Catherine F. Pottorff
The service for Catherine F. Pottorff was 10:30 a.m. March 13, 1999, at Neal & Summers Mortuary. The Rev. Jeff Sexton and Pastor Burt Brock officiated.
Mrs. Pottorff, 79, of Martinsville, died Wednesday at Heritage House Convalescent Center.
Mary Brock was pianist. Vocalists were Brenda Hill and Carol Piety and Pastor Burt Brock.
Pastor Burt Brock, accompanied on the piano by Mary Brock, sang "Zions Hill." Carol Piety and Brenda Hill sang "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" and "Serenaded by Angels," accompanied by Carol Piety on guitar.
Brenda Hill gave a testimony on the life of Catherine F. Pottorff, testifying to the lifelong commitment she had with the Lord. Members of the congregation were asked to share memories of Mrs. Pottorff, and many responded with past reflections.
Steve Pottorff, her son, read a poem titled," Thank You."
Mrs. Pottorff was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Pottorff, and one daughter, Phyllis Pottorff. This information was omitted from the obituary in error.
Pallbearers were Robert Dale "Bob" Betts, Paul Cox, Gary, Jerry and Guy Fogleman Jr., and Larry Curtis.
Burial was in South Park Cemetery.Pastor Burt Brock conducted the committal service with the Rev. Jeff Sexton closing with scripture and prayer.


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