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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obituaries from August 2009

Elizabeth Mildred Hall Tellas Weaver (08/31/09)
Elizabeth Mildred Hall Tellas Weaver, 95, of Indianapolis died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 in Phoenix. Born in Carmel, she was the daughter of Charles and Bertha Hall. "Libby" was a homemaker and volunteered many hours to community services. She won many awards for entering her crafts in county and state fairs. She had a love for making things for her family, especially her grandchildren, making hundreds of afghans, quilts, sweaters and toys. Libby loved her family...
Jeffery K. Broadstreet (08/31/09)
Jeffery K. Broadstreet, 51, of Indianapolis died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. He was born on Feb. 15, 1958 in Greencastle to Marvin and Patricia Evans Broadstreet. Mr. Broadstreet was a 1976 graduate of Greencastle High School, was a heavy equipment operator, and belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers...
Alfred L. Gray (08/31/09)
Alfred L. Gray, 77, of Greencastle died Aug. 28, 2009 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 21, 1932 in Brown County and was the son of the late Louis Garfield and Mabel Maude Hines Gray. He married Waneta May Nichols on June 13, 1952 and she survives...
Tracy Ann Hagerman (08/31/09)
Tracy Ann McDonald Hagerman, 40, of Salisbury, N.C. died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born June 23, 1969 in Greencastle to Joyce Ann Zimmerman McDonald and Bill McDonald Sr. of Brazil, she was a graduate of Terre Haute North High School and St. Mary of the Wood College...
Robert E. Keithley (08/31/09)
Robert E. Keithley, 76, formerly of Greencastle and Indianapolis, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at his Mississippi residence. He was the son of Goldie Irene Garringer and Harold Willis Keithley, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Elenore Frances Kidwell Oct. 16, 1954, and she preceded him in death June 23, 2007...
Brandon T. Goebel (08/29/09)
Brandon T. Goebel, 31, Greencastle, died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. He was born on Dec. 28, 1977 in Indianapolis, and was the son of Michael and Cindy Goebel. He was married to Jennifer J. Arnold Goebel on October 4, 2003. Mr. Goebel graduated from South Putnam High School in 1997 and from ITT Tech in 1998. He worked as a laborer out of the Laborers Local 120...
Stella E. Doughty (08/28/09)
Stella E. Doughty, 97, of Poland died on Aug. 27, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born on Dec. 13, 1911 in Mohawk and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Estel Wilson Doughty. Mrs. Doughty was a retired bookkeeper for Gregory and Appel in Indianapolis and a member of the Cataract Yacht Club in Cunot...
Mildred L. Nettles (08/27/09)
Mildred L. Nettles, 87, of Reelsville, formerly of McComb, Miss., died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born on Dec. 14, 1921 in Pike County, Miss., and was the daughter of the late John L. and Winnie M. McDaniel Matthews. She was married to Hilton William Nettles and he preceded her in death on April 22, 2008...
Bobbie D. Collier (08/24/09)
Bobbie D. Collier, 73, of Fillmore died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Cloverdale to Dewey and Sarah Etchinson Collier. Mr. Collier had been a heavy equipment operator for himself as well as several construction companies. He was a member of Stilesville Christian Church...
Georgia M. McAllister (08/24/09)
Georgia Mae Nichols McAllister, 65, of Greencastle died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil. Born April 29, 1944 in Dolan, she was the daughter of George Ann McKinney Nichols. She received her GED from Greencastle High School and attended Indiana State University for two years. She married W. Thomas McAllister in 1961 and he survives...
Electa G. Whaley (08/22/09)
Electa G. Whaley, 78, Rensselaer, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 at Seton Specialty Hospital, Lafayette. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Dec. 17, 1930. Mrs. Whaley attended Rensselaer schools, graduating in 1949 from Rensselaer High School. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Rensselaer...
Barney D. Samples (08/22/09)
Barney D. Samples, 82, Poland, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at his residence. He was born Jan. 30, 1927 in Mulberry to Barney D. and Mary Curl Samples. Mr. Samples married Betty L. Price Samples June 18, 1948 and she preceded him in death Aug. 13, 2006...
Bryan S. Hirt (08/22/09)
Bryan S. Hirt, 60, died Thursday Aug. 20, 2009. He was born March 1, 1949, the beloved son of Naomi Jackson. Being paralyzed for more than 25 years, he remained a very loving and pleasant young man who loved sports of all kinds. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1967 and attended Vincennes College...
Mary Lucille Albright (08/22/09)
Mary Lucille Albright, 84, Greencastle, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at her residence. Born Oct. 8, 1924 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Charles and Hattie Smith. She married Carl Albright on Oct. 20, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1994...
D. June Harbison (08/21/09)
D. June Harbison passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. She was born to Clarence and Goldie Clouse Humphrey. She married Ivan C. Harbison on Aug. 1, 1935. Serving as a 4-H leader in Clinton Township, Mrs. Harbison taught 4-H'ers to sew. She loved to crochet and knit, crocheting names for many, and enjoyed making and painting her own lampshades, etching aluminum trays, and making wall decorations from tin cans. ...
Betty M. Cooper (08/20/09)
Betty M. Cooper, 89, of Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at the Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. She was born on Jan. 26, 1920 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Clarence Orestes and Cora May Young Davis...
Pauline Trump McAvoy (08/19/09)
Pauline Trump McAvoy, 99, of Greencastle died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born on Aug. 4, 1910 in Putnam County, the daughter of Pearl Arthur and Louanna Eggers Trump. She married Brian McAvoy in 1939, and he preceded her in death in 1956...
James A. Miles (08/17/09)
James A. Miles, 86, of Greencastle, died on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. He was born on May 5, 1923 in Terre Haute to Frank and Louise Dickens Miles. Mr. Miles was a graduate of Greencastle High School, retired from Ford Motor Company in Chicago, and was a member of Bethel A.M. E. Church...
Larry William Wilkerson (08/17/09)
Larry William Wilkerson, 60, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Born May 7, 1949 in Marion County, he was the son of Bert and Mary Wilkerson of Indianapolis. He married Buffy Sue Wilkerson on Dec. 3, 1999, and she survives...
Earl Raymond "Shorty" Lowry (08/17/09)
Earl Raymond "Shorty" Lowry, 82, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. He was born May 7, 1927 to Orrin and Delana Catherine Selch Lowry. He was previously married to Sarah Buzzard and they had three children. Mr. Lowry worked as a punch press operator, then became a foreman at Link Belt Chain Division, retiring after 38 years. He was an avid Indy 500, NASCAR and Indianapolis Indians fan...
U.J. Caine (08/17/09)
U.J. Caine, 50, of Greensburg died Aug. 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1959 in Shelbyville, the son of Turner "Tuck" Caine and Nattie DeBaun. He married Holly Walden on Feb. 6, 2006, and she survives. Mr. Caine was a small engine repair mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and taking care of his dogs...
Stanley Lewis Smith (08/17/09)
Stanley Lewis Smith, 56, of Quincy, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at his residence. He was born may 28, 1953, the son of Harold "Red" Smith and Maxine Casside Smith. Mr. Smith was the owner of The Leather Smith Shop in Quincy. Surviving are his parents Red and Maxine Smith of Quincy; four sons, Jesse L. ...
Edgar N. "Ed" Steele Jr. (08/16/09)
Edgar N. "Ed" Steele Jr., 62, of Greencastle died on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. He was born on April 23, 1947 in Greencastle to Edgar N. Steele Sr. and Virginia Gail Crodian Steele. Mr. Steele served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, American Legion and a life member of the VFW. He was employed by Fred Cox Trucking Greencastle...
Jean C. Murray (08/17/09)
Jean C. Murray, 83, of The Crossings in Minoa, N.Y. died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. Mrs. Murray was born in Russell, N.Y., the daughter of the late Raymond and Regina Coloton. She resided in Baldwinsville, N.Y. for 32 years. Survivors included a daughter, Martha Murray of Liverpool, N.Y.; two sons, David Murray and wife Susan of Greencastle and Patrick Murray of California; a brother, Mark Coloton and wife Adrianne of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren, Bryan Murray and wife Stephanie of Indiana, Molly Yuska and husband David of Massachusetts, Kate Murray of California and Emily Scollo and husband Anthony of New York; and five great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Murray, Michael and Andrew Yuska and AJ Scollo.. ...
Holly Jo Bills (08/15/09)
Infant Holly Jo Bills of Greencastle died the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 2009 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Jeremiah and Kari (Vanatti) Bills. Survivors include her parents; one brother, Andrew Bills; two sisters, Andrea and Adrienne Bills; paternal grandparents, Bob Bills and wife Mary; maternal grandparents, Randy Vanatti and wife Penny; paternal great-grandparents, Bob Bills and wife Shirley; maternal great-grandparents, Jack Brown and wife Darlene; and two uncles Josh Bills and Aaron Vanatti.. ...
James A. Miles (08/15/09)
James A. Miles, 86, of Greencastle passed away Thursday, Aug.13, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. A memorial service is pending. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Robert H. Frost (08/13/09)
Robert H. Frost, 84, Cloverdale, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Wayne County, Ky. and was the son of the late Phillmore and Angie Neal Frost. He married Helen "Marggie" Carter on Feb. 5, 1949, and she survives...
William Elbert Huffman (08/13/09)
William Elbert Huffman, 83, Brazil, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born June 17, 1926 in Putnam County, the son of Reese and Lulu Aker Huffman. Mr. Huffman was a 1944 graduate of Staunton High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp until his honorable discharge. He married Betty Smith on Aug. 23, 1952...
Gloria Jean Riley (08/12/09)
Gloria Jean Riley, 82, of Poland died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Jan. 23, 1927 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Neil and Pearl Reynolds Houston. She married Howard R. Riley on Aug. 24, 1985, and he survives...
Robert Maurice "Bob" Eggers (08/12/09)
Robert Maurice "Bob" Eggers, 55, of Madison died on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was born Aug. 2, 1954 in Greencastle, the son of Norman Lewis and Edna J. Wright Eggers, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Eggers was raised in Fillmore and graduated in 1973 from Arthur Campbell High School in Plainfield. ...
Glen McCarty Furr (08/10/09)
Glen McCarty Furr, 95, of Cloverdale died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at the Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born Sept. 12, 1913 in Cloverdale Township of Putnam County, he was the son of Cornelius McCarty and Nancy Elizabeth Evans Furr. He was a 1930 graduate of Cloverdale High School and attended Indiana State Teachers College for two years. He married Eileen M. Hadley on July 4, 1933 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2005...
Alice June McGaughey (08/10/09)
Alice June McGaughey, 89, of rural Roachdale died on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital following an extended illness. She had been a resident of Mill Pond Health Campus for four years. She called Mill Pond "home," as she greatly appreciated the wonderful people who cared for her there...
Alice Marie Adamson (08/09/09)
Alice Marie Adamson, 82, of Greencastle died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at the St. Vincent Heart Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 24, 1926 in Clay County, she was the daughter of Merlin Grant and Edith Archer Allee. She married George Adamson, and he preceded her in death on March 5, 2004...
Wendy Sue Branham (08/07/09)
Pattilou "Patti" Martin (08/06/09)
Pattilou "Patti" Martin, 68, of Greencastle died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009. She was born on Aug. 20, 1940 in Madison Township, Putnam County, to Eddie and Letha Hedge Gibson. Mrs. Martin was a member of Clinton Falls Community Church, where her husband of 11 years, Kelzo "Buck" Martin, serves as pastor...
Wyonetta Lucille Miles (08/06/09)
Wyonetta Lucille Miles, 73, of Evansville died Aug. 5, 2009. She was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Harry Haltom and Sylvia Lee Haltom. She married Lige "Lucky" Miles on Aug. 5, 1961 in Kentucky, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Miles was a homemaker...
Phillip M. Wingler (08/05/09)
Phillip M. Wingler, 59, of Danville died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. Mr. Wingler was a sales representative for Danville Chrysler. He was a member of the Coatesville United Methodist Church, Bridgeport Masonic Lodge, honorary member of Plainfield and Belleville Masonic Lodges, and was a Kentucky Colonel...
Clark Frederic Norton (08/03/09)
Clark Frederic Norton, 97, of Bowie, Md. died of congestive heart failure at home on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, with Mary, his wife of nearly 69 years, nearby. He was born on April 18, 1912, in Ludington, Mich. After graduating from Ludington High School in 1930, he attended Lawrence College (now Lawrence University) in Appleton, Wisc. ...
Marie Murphy (08/03/09)
Marie Murphy, 83, of Greencastle died on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. She was born on Aug. 18, 1925 in Grainger County, Tenn. to Ralph H. and Cecil Moore Bassett. Mrs. Murphy was a 1944 graduate of Cloverdale High School and was a member of the Church of Christ in Greencastle...
Frances L. McNeff Bunten (08/03/09)
Frances L. McNeff Bunten, 89, of Danville died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. She was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Putnam County, the daughter of Tilden and Edith Vestal McNeff. She was married to Elmer Bunten for 62 years, and he died Sept. 21, 2000. Mrs. Bunten was a farm wife and a member of Groveland Order of Eastern Star #330. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1937, where she ran track and played basketball...
Shirley R. Tague Hooks (08/03/09)
Shirley R. Tague Hooks, 57, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, July 30, 2009. Shirley moved to St. Petersburg the area in 2003 from Houston, Texas. She is survived by her loving husband of nine years John; son Richard Kerr of Santa Fe, N.M.; brothers Stanley Tague of Greencastle, Steve Tague of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister Sherry Tague of Las Vegas...