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Obituaries from December 2012

William H. 'Bill' Jamison (12/30/12)
William H. "Bill" Jamison, 88, Coatesville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Hull, Texas, on Oct. 26, 1924, the son of William H. Jamison Sr. and Maude Mae Young Jamison. He married Bonnie Jane Biehl and she preceded him on Feb. 18, 2006...
Robert 'Bob' M. Jeffries (12/30/12)
Robert "Bob" M. Jeffries, 83, Rockville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. He was born Nov. 18, 1929 in Montgomery County, the son of Jewel and Mary Elizabeth Lame Jeffries. He graduated from Ladoga High School in 1947...
Forest Allen Scott (12/30/12)
Forest Allen "Scotty" Scott, 86, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Westside Village Healthcare in Indianapolis. He was born on Oct. 31, 1926 in Ladoga to Offie A. and Lucille Shackelford Scott. He graduated from Ladoga High School in 1944. He was a member of the Haw Creek Church of Christ. In the last few years his spiritual needs have been met by the Whitesville Christian Church. He was also a member of the Ladoga Lions Club, Ladoga Masonic Lodge and was formerly an active 4-H parent...
Patricia Cox (12/28/12)
Patricia Cox passed away and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. She was born on March 17, 1933 in Putnam County to Earl and Doris (Cooper) Snodgrass. She married Robert C. Cox on Aug. 27, 1950. He passed away on Nov. 6, 1993...
Thomas Gary Anthony Heron (12/28/12)
Thomas Gary Anthony Heron, of Roachdale, passed away at New Castle on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born on Dec. 29, 1961 at Indianapolis to the late John and Gloria Gathmann Heron. He was 50. He was a member of Calvary Chapel in Danville, and attended Rock Point Church at Crawfordsville...
Velma Jean Cosner (12/26/12)
Velma Jean Cosner, 100, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was born on Dec. 3, 1912 in Cloverdale to Harrison T. Broadstreet and Nora E. Hutson Broadstreet. Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Jean Little of Greencastle and Peggy Faun Cosner of Greencastle; five grandchildren, Peggi Sue Little-Stuart and husband Bill of Fishers, John Cosner Little and wife Beth of Mt. ...
Wilma Jean Grimes (12/14/12)
Wilma Jean Grimes, age 74, Coatesville, passed away Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2012 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born Sept. 23, 1938 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Ralph and Letha Roe Wood. She was a homemaker, a member of the Clayton First Baptist Church, and faithfully attended New Maysville Community Church...
Dallas Ray Purvis (12/24/12)
Dallas Ray Purvis, 75, of Roachdale, passed away at Brownsburg Meadows at 8:32 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He was born on Aug. 19, 1937 at Omar, W.Va., to Russell and Dama Sexton Purvis. He was a member of the Roachdale Baptist Church and owned and operated Purvis Markets in Roachdale and Coatesville...
James P. 'Pat' Terry (12/21/12)
James P. "Pat" Terry, 49, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Born March 17, 1963 in Greencastle, he was the son of Jewell Terry and Janet Johnson. Pat had worked construction for several years. He had also been a member of the Moose Lodge and was an avid bowler...
Linda Leota Stanton (12/20/12)
Linda Leota Stanton, 59, of Coatesville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the St. Vincent Hospice Center in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 15, 1953 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of James Russell Shoemaker and Edith Marie (Overshiner) Whitt. She married her husband of 40 years, Larry G. Stanton and he survives...
Virginia Winifred Forsyth (12/20/12)
Virginia Winifred Forsyth, age 92, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, Dec.19, 2012. Virginia was the third and youngest child born to Frederick and Winnie Schneiter in Olney, Ill., a small town in the corn and oil fields in the southern part of the state. There she grew into a smart, sporty and beautiful woman...
Edith Odetta Awbrey (12/18/12)
Edith Odetta Awbrey, 96, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. She was born on Aug. 29, 1916 in Brazil to Clifford Lee and Dora Bunton Lee. A 1935 graduate of Ben Davis High School, she had been a sales clerk for W.H. Block & Company in Indianapolis and retired as a file clerk from Wabash Life Insurance Company...
Garnett May McCollough (12/18/12)
Garnett May McCullough, 89, of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. She was born on April 9, 1923 in Putnam County to Verley Edward McCullough and Floy May Buis McCullough. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Charles, Lucille, Daniel, Mary and Helen...
Wesley F. Fogle (12/18/12)
Wesley F. Fogle, 53, of Neoga, Ill., formerly of Greencastle, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 13, 1959, in Greencastle, the son of Jacob and Doris (Custis) Fogle. Wesley served in the United States Air Force, and he was a computer system analyst for the L.S. R. Corporation of Springfield, Ill...
Ronald H. 'Ron' Costin (12/17/12)
Ronald H. "Ron" Costin, 40, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. He was born on Oct. 8, 1972 in Greencastle to DeWayne A. Costin and Beverly J. Costin. Ron was a graduate of South Putnam High School and was a longtime employee of Lone Star Industries, which is now Buzzi Unicem...
Ruby Eloise Pleake (12/16/12)
Ruby Eloise Pleake, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Belle Union, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Greencastle. She was born on July 21, 1923 in Putnam County, and was the daughter of the late George Thomas and Janie Alvora (Blue) McCammack. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church at Belle Union...
Melba Maxine Lewis (12/16/12)
Melba Maxine Lewis, age 90, of Stilesville, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. She was born April 29, 1922 in Morgan County to the late Orbra and Esther (Smith) Lambert. Maxine married William E. Lewis on Nov. 20, 1942. After 58 years together he preceded her in death July 10, 2001...
Norma E. Pilkin (12/16/12)
Norma E. Pilkin, 71, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. She was born on March 14, 1941 in Indianapolis to Levi Barnett and Grace Carrington Barnett. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; and three siblings, Glenden Barnett, Patricia Daniels and Melvin Barnett...
Vera Jean Cox (12/13/12)
Vera Jean Cox, 79, Greencastle, passed away on Dec. 12, 2012 at Greencastle, Indiana. She was born on July 28, 1933 in Marion County and was the daughter of the late William B. and Minnie (Bingham) Sullivan. She was married to Charles Lowell Cox, Sr., on Feb. 9, 1952 and he survives...
Elsie Faye Gentry (12/13/12)
Elsie Faye Gentry, 89, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Asbury Towers. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Anna White. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and worked at Taylor Graphics. She loved gardening, being outside, mowing the yard and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Dolores Joan Pierce (12/13/12)
Dolores Joan Pierce, 82, formerly of Belle Union, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Dolores was born in Beech Grove, Ind., on Aug. 6, 1930 to Hartzell A. and Mary Alice (Dean) Boren. She graduated from Arsenal Tech in 1949. Dolores married Frank Thomas Pierce on Jan. 23, 1949. Together they raised two daughters, Leigh Ann (Rick) Hermann and Darcy (Tim) Kelley...
Deborah S. Bryant (12/12/12)
Deborah Susan Bryant, age 63, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, Dec.10, 2012. Born April 25, 1949 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Richard R. and Dorothy J. (Schneider) Strouse. She was a 1967 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School. She married Everett Wm. "Bill" Bryant on May 4, 1968, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1993...
Kevin Alan Pierce (12/12/12)
Kevin Alan Pierce, 56, Indianapolis, was born on April 6, 1956 in Greencastle. He departed this life on Dec. 5, 2012 after a courageous two-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Kevin served with the Indianapolis Public School system as a bus driver and transportation supervisor for 21 years...
Gary Lee King Sr. (12/11/12)
Gary Lee King Sr., age 63, of Brazil and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle...
Bradlee Albert Strother (12/11/12)
Bradlee Albert Strother, of Plainfield, passed from this life to be with the Lord Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at his home in Plainfield at the young age of 45. Born July 24, 1967 in Hendricks County, he was the loving son of William H. Strother and Evelyn Jane (Arnold) Strother...
Max Lee Watts Sr. (12/10/12)
Max Lee Watts Sr., 78 of Mattoon, Ill., passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 8:11 a.m. at the Odd Fellow Rebekah Home. Born June 1, 1934 in Montezuma, Ind., he was one of 11 children born to Virgil and Mable (Myers) Watts. He is survived by his children, Max L. ...
Sara J. Gentry (12/10/12)
Sara J. Gentry, 66, Bainbridge, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 in her residence Born May 15, 1946 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of George and Mary Winings Terry. She graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1964 and was a hairstylist for more than 30 years...
Roger Howard Cook (12/10/12)
Roger Howard Cook, 73, of Roachdale, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He was born in Batesville, Ind, on March 31, 1939 to the late Howard John and Sarah Franke Cook. He graduated from Sunman High School and then he graduated from Hanover College where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He received his master's from Indiana University...
Ron D. Chadd (12/09/12)
Ron D. Chadd, 66, Waveland, passed away at 6:46 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 in the St. Elizabeth Crawfordsville Hospital. He was born Jan. 10, 1946, in Greencastle, to Monte F. and Dorothy (Van Vactor) Chadd. He married Sheila J. Porter, January 22, 1966, in Brick Chapel. She survives...
Mary E. Garrison (12/07/12)
Mary E. Garrison, age 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Born Aug. 18, 1928 in South Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Henry) Canizaro. She married Robert F. Garrison on Nov. 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1993...
Steven Allen Long (12/07/12)
Steven Allen Long, 59, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born on June 19, 1953 in Crawfordsville to John W. and Lillian May Harshbarger Long. Steven was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church. He was a machine repairman and member of the UAW union in Greencastle. He served as president and vice president and was the union representative for many years...
Carl E. Crews (12/06/12)
Carl E. Crews, age 88, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in The Waters of Greencastle Nursing Facility. Born Oct. 9, 1924 in Coatesville, he was the first-born son of six children to Delia (Phillips) Crews and Charles Crews. Carl attended the Amo School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Peace Time Draft and the Korean War...
Margie Jean Foster (12/06/12)
Margie Jean Foster, 65, Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born on May 23, 1947 at Quincy, Ind., and was the daughter of the late Joy LeRoy and Ethel Adaline (Close) Hilburn. She is survived by her children, Kelly Lynn Foster Cash, Coatesville, Shelly Leigh Ayers and partner Patricia Pair, Bainbridge, Rebecca Day and husband Jake, Cloverdale, Chad Foster and wife Renee, Cloverdale, and Christopher Burnett and wife Lori, Noble, Okla.; her grandchildren, Rebecca, Cowboy, Christopher Jr. ...
James F. Buis (12/06/12)
James F. Buis, age 71, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Born Aug. 14, 1941 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert Frederick Buis and Mildred Rose (Osborn) Flint and was a graduate of Fillmore High School "class of "1959". He married Pamela Sue (Masten) Buis on Sept. 17, 1991 and she survives...
Dr. Thomas G. Garrison (12/06/12)
Dr. Thomas G. Garrison was born April 4, 1930 in Posey County, Ind., and passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, teacher and mentor. He was a longtime educator and community leader who was instrumental in the development of vocational and alternative school programs throughout central Indiana...
Marian Velfred Riley White (12/05/12)
Marian Velfred Riley White of Indianapolis was born on Feb. 20, 1919 to Fred Thomas Riley and Minnie Velma Douglas Riley, in Massac County, Ill. She died on Dec. 5, 2012, at age 93 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. On Nov.1, 1940 she married Russell White, and he preceded her in death...
Arlie Ray Scaggs (12/05/12)
Arlie Ray Scaggs, age 91, of Avon, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Born Sept. 19, 1921 in Kentucky, he was the son of Dee and Minnie (Blankenbeckly) Scaggs and attended Clinton Center schools. He married Betty L. (Gibson) Scaggs on March 15, 1947, and she survives...
Jerry L. Thacker (12/04/12)
Jerry L. Thacker, 77, of Greencastle and formerly of Princeton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 9, 1935 in Princeton, Ind., to Victor A. and Helen (Fletcher) Thacker. He graduated from Princeton High School and attended Purdue University and Culver Military Academy...
Lillian Louise Everett (12/02/12)
Lillian Louise Everett, 96, of Ladoga died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Lane House in Crawfordsville. She was born Feb. 21, 1916 in Russellville to Forrest and Mary Cecil Clark Smithson. She married Lloyd Everett on Nov. 18, 1943 at Madison, Wis., and he died May 20, 1996...
Gerald Keith 'Jerry' Rumley Sr. (12/02/12)
Gerald Keith "Jerry" Rumley Sr., 69, of Putnamville, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. He was born on July 3, 1943 in Putnam County to Roy Rumley and Wilma F. Myers Rumley. Jerry served in country in the U.S. Army Reserves and was retired from Local 204 after 44 years of service...
Terry L. Branham (12/02/12)
Terry L. "Radar" Branham, age 59, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 from a logging accident in Parke County. Born Aug. 3, 1953 in Greencastle, he was the son of Robert M. and Margaret E. (Kean) Branham Sr. Terry was a third-generation logger, having owned and operated Branham Logging for several years...
Harold Lloyd Anderson (12/02/12)
Harold Lloyd Anderson, 85, Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:25 p.m. in the Williamsburg Healthcare, Crawfordsville. He was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Russellville to James and Rena (Whitted) Anderson. He married Roselyn Ann Ferrand Sept. 9, 1948, in Greencastle. She survives...