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Obituaries from August 2003

DONALD E. HARPOLD (08/30/03)
Donald E. Harpold, 70, of Brazil, died at 4:56 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003 in Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born in Indianapolis on June 10, 1933, the son of Everett Harpold and Maudie Hagan Harpold. He graduated from Howe High School and then attended the John Herron School of Art, also in Indianapolis...
RALPH BRASHABER (08/20/03)
Ralph Brashaber, 77, of Terre Haute and formerly of Bloomington died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2003, at Union Hospital. Born July 4, 1926, in Monroe County, he was the son of William H. and Durie A. Gaskins Brashaber of Bloomington. He earned his B.S. in Accounting at Indiana University...
ELIZABETH 'ELSIE' MELLON (08/19/03)
Elizabeth "Elsie" Mellon, 96, of Brazil died Monday, Aug. 18, 2003, at 2:40 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for several years. Born July 4, 1907, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Jacob and Sophia Szymezyk Chudy. She was raised and lived in chicago until 1988 when she moved to Brazil to be with her daughter. She worked in several factories in the Chicago area until her retirement. She loved to cook, care for her home and her family...
J. WINFIELD MACE (08/18/03)
A memorial service for J. Winfield Mace who died Dec. 6, 2002, in Audubon, N.J., will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery. Born in Clay County on Dec. 27, 1907, he graduated from Brazil High School in 1927 and Indiana State University in 1931...
DONALD RAY GARRISON JR. (08/18/03)
Donald Ray Garrison Jr., 49, of Brazil died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at his parents' residence in Staunton following an extensive battle with cancer. Born Aug. 25, 1953, in an Air Force hospital in England, he was the son of Donald Garrison Sr. and Carolyn Lett Garrison...
NEWTON CUNNINGHAM (08/18/03)
Newton Cunningham, 53, of Brazil died at 12:57 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born July 25, 1950, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Newton and Ruth Vermillion Cunningham, who are deceased. Upon graduation from Gerstmeyer High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. After being discharged, he served in the Army National Guard for nine years...
RANDALL A. PHILLIPS (08/18/03)
Randall A. Phillips, 53, of Greencastle, died Thursday morning, Aug. 14, 2003, at the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. He was born June 16, 1950, in Brazil, the son of William A. and Eileen Rosemary Chew Phillips. He married Billie L. Moore on Aug. 2, 1986, and she survives...
ARCHIE F. LEE (08/15/03)
Archie F. Lee, 89, of Brazil died at 10:56 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following a brief illness. Born Dec. 24, 1913, in Cotton Township in Switzerland County, Ind., he was the son of of Charles and Nellie Gibbs Lee. He graduated from Vevay High School and married Lucy Vaught who preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1999...
DORIS MONDAY (08/15/03)
Doris Monday, 71, of Brazil died Aug. 14, 2003, at 2:10 a.m. at Holly Hills Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there for nine years. Born Dec. 6, 1931, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Herbert J. Jackson and Eva I. Coble Jackson. She graduated from Cory High School and retired from R. R. Donnelly in 1992 where she was a mail clerk...
MABLE MCDONALD (08/21/03)
Mable McDonald, 91, of Brazil, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Clay Health Center where she had been a resident for several years. Born in Brazil on June 29, 1912, she was the daughter of Lucy and John Southerland. Mable graduated from Brazil High School in 1931 and worked briefly at Nance's Creamery in Brazil before marrying Ralph McDonald in 1946. Mable and Ralph were married 57 years. She attended Bethel United Methodist Church...
CORA A. RITCHEY (08/21/03)
Cora A. Ritchey, 88, a resident of Rosedale for the past 13 years, died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at West Central Community Hospital in Clinton. Born on Dept. 12, 1914, in Owen County, she was the daughter of William F. and Celia Rawley Burger who have preceded her in death...
JACKLYNN RAE HUESTON (08/21/03)
Jacklynn Rae Hueston, 6 weeks, of Rockville died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 16, 2003 in the emergency room of West Central Community Hospital in Clinton. She was born on July 5, 2003, in Terre Haute to William Hueston and Hesper "Sis" Branam Hueston. ...
Myron Leon Stevenson (08/30/03)
Myron Leon Stevenson, 60 of Center Point, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday evening at his residence. Myron was born May 1, 1943 in Terre Haute. He was the son of Maurice and Hulda Lowdermilk Stevenson who have both preceded him in death. He was a 1962 graduate of Brazil High School. ...
THOMAS EDWARD HARRISON (08/28/03)
Thomas Edward "Tom" Harrison, 81, of Andalusia, Ala., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, in am Andalusa area hospital. Born and raised in Brazil, he moved to Andalusia in 1964 at the insistence of his lifelong friend, Johnny Portemont, for an employment position with Johnny's United Shows. He remained employed with them for 20 years. He was then employed with Taylor Parts as a wrecker salesman...
HELEN L. KIRKHAM (08/26/03)
Helen L. Kirkham, 87, of rural Brazil, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2003, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Clay County on April 12, 1916, she was the daughter of August and Elsie Yocom Emmert. She attended Brazil High School and was a 1933 graduate of Staunton High School...
THOMAS H. ELMORE (08/25/03)
Thomas H. Elmore, 79, of Brazil, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at 6 p.m. at the Clay Health Center in Brazil. He was born Nov. 21, 1923, in Putnam County, the son of Cecil and Laura Smith Elmore, who have preceded him in death. He attended Cloverdale Grade School and graduated from Quincy High School. He joined the 8th United States Air Force on March 17, 1943, and served until he was discharged on Jan. 26, 1950...
JAMES E. SPELBRING (08/25/03)
James E. "Jim" Spelbring, 74, of Poland, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Terre Haute. Born April 19, 1929, in Owen County, he was the son of Ray Edward and Nina Hunsicker Spelbring. He graduated from Brazil High School, Class of 1947 and was a self-employed farmer. ...
CLOVIS D. 'PEE WEE' KLASS (08/22/03)
Clovis D. "Pee Wee" Klass, 68, of Saline City, died at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Center in Knightsville. Born April 14, 1935, in Owen County, he was the son of Earl T. and Lucy Bouriff Klass, who have preceded him in death...
MICHAEL 'DULLIE' DULICK (08/22/03)
Michael "Dullie" Dulick, 37, of Brazil, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at 12:10 a.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He suffered from diabetis and renal failure. Born July 6, 1966, in Uniontown, Pa., he was an avid fisherman, lover of nature, and a pure artist in woodcrafting and cooking...
MICHAEL W. ROKICKI (08/22/03)
Michael W. Rokicki, 60, of Greencastle, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003. Born in New Bedford, Mass., on Dec. 14, 1942, he was the son of Walter Joseph Rokicki (deceased) and Mary Rosario Medeiros Rokicki. A graduate of Dartmouth High School, Dartmouth, Mass., he moved to Terre Haute in 1963 and attended Indiana State University, earning a B.S. degree in Speech and Political Science in 1967...
JOSEPHINE H. HARRISON (08/14/03)
Josephine H. Harrison, age 70 of Brazil died Aug. 11, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She is the daughter of Ethel Gaskins and Perry W. Haviland who have preceeded her in death. She is retired from RCA in Bloomington and a member of the American Legion Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 6606, Clay City Eastern Star 355 and the Brazil Moose Lodge...
CHESTER 'CHUCK' SANDERS (08/14/03)
Chester "Chuck" Sanders, 79, of Brazil died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at 10:45 a.m. at Healthsouth Rehabilitation in Terre Haute. Born Jan. 24, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Charles and Mabel Jordan Sanders. He retired as a professor at Indiana State University in 1986. He graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1942 and attended Ball State for one year, later graduating from Indiana University in 1946...
JOSEPHINE H. HARRISON (08/13/03)
Josephine H. Harrison, 79, of Brazil died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare of Knightsville. She is the daughter of Ethel Gaskins and Perry W. Haviland, who have preceded her in death. She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the American Legion Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 6606, Clay City Eastern Star 355 and the Brazil Moose Lodge...
JUNE CLAUDETTE TISDALE (08/06/03)
June Claudette Tisdale, 55, of Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Union Hospital. Born June 2, 1948, in Harvey, Ill., she was the daughter of Claude Allen Tisdale and Mary Leona Jones Tisdale. She earned a degree in Photography from Ivy Tech, Terre Haute, and enjoyed taking pictures as well as reading and following "Star Trek". ...
DENNIS WILLIAM "BILL" BARNETT JR. (08/06/03)
Dennis "Bill" Barnett Jr., 34, of Brazil, was killed in an accident Aug. 4, 2003, in Colorado. Arrangements are pending at French Funeral Home.
JAMES R. LOVEALL (08/06/03)
James R. Loveall, 71, of Terre Haute, died at 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Union Hospital. He was born July 7, 1932, in Carbon to Aaron W. Loveall and Fern L. Rissler Loveall. He was a 1950 graduate of Van Buren High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was retired from Alcan...
JUNE CLAUDETTE TISDALE (08/06/03)
June Claudette Tisdale, 55, of Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Union Hospital. Born June 2, 1948, in Harvey, Ill., she was the daughter of Claude Allen Tisdale and Mary Leona Jones Tisdale. She earned a degree in Photography from Ivy Tech, Terre Haute, and enjoyed taking pictures as well as reading and following "Star Trek". ...
ROBERT R. 'BOB' GRIFFITH (08/06/03)
Robert R. "Bob" Griffith, 61, of Montrose, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at the San Juan Living Center. Born April 4, 1942, in Brazil, where he spent his childhood, graduated from high school and grew to adulthood. He then continued his education at Indiana State University and served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a retired credit supervisor for GMAC for 30 years...
WILMA ROESCHLEIN JOHNSON KEEN (08/05/03)
Wilma Roeschlein Johnson Keen, 88, of Brazil, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at 8:15 a.m. in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1914, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Mayme Roeschlein Burk. A graduate of Ashboro High School, she married Joseph Johnson, who died in 1963. She and her husband owned and operated the Alabama Restaurant for more than 30 years. She later married Herman Keen, he also preceded her in death...
GORDON W. REEVES (08/04/03)
Gordon W. Reeves, 77, of Brownsburg, Ind., died Aug. 1, 2003, at 2:50 p.m. in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Nov. 23, 1925, in Corbin, Ky., he was the son of William and Phoeba Wells Reeves. Both are deceased, as is his wife, Shirley Reeves...
MARY KATHERINE BEAMAN (08/04/03)
Mary Katherine Beaman, 74, of Brazil, died at 8 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2003, at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil. Born July 27, 1929, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Clifford and Helen Barndollar Winn. She was a graduate of Brazil High School. In 1949, she married Robert "Bob" Beaman who survives her. Memberships included First United Methodist Church of Brazil...
KELLYN RENEE ANDREWS (08/07/03)
Kellyn Renee Andrews, 17, of Brazil, died Aug. 6, 2003, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Dec. 19, 1985, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Dale and Robin Deardorff Andrews. She was entering her senior year at Northview High School where she had been an active student. ...
JOHN W. ELLIOTT (08/07/03)
John W. Elliott, 76, of Brazil died Aug. 6, 2003, in Meadows Manor East. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Clay County, he was the son of Virginia Rose and Thomas Elliott. He worked at Arketex for 26 years, South Putnam High School and retired from IBM in Greencastle, Ind...
EDWARD LEROY PIERPONT (08/08/03)
Edward Leroy Pierpont, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. He has lived with his youngest son in Crawfordsville for the past five years. He was the son of Nora Marlnee Pierpont Stewart and Roy Pierpont. He married Thelma Keys Pierpont on July 5, 1941; she passed away in 1997. They lived most of their married life in Indianapolis and in Brazil...
MARY KATHERINE BROWN (08/11/03)
Mary Katherine Brown, 90, of Brazil died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Born Aug. 6, 1913, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Victor and Floy Kellum Cromwell. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1931 and married Roy E. Brown on July 24, 1938. He preceded her in death March 17, 1993...
ROBERT A. COX (08/11/03)
Robert A. Cox, 68, of Staunton, died Aug. 8, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 11, 1935, in Vigo County, the son of Joseph O. Cox and Mary Emmalou Smith Cox. On Nov. 17, 1956, he married Martha Jones Cox; she survives. In his lifetime, he worked at Stran-Steel for 16 1/2 years, was a road supervisor of Hudson Oil Company and was last a dock supervisor for Oliver Trucking, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Jehovahs Witnesses...
REXFORD GLEASON PUCKETT (08/11/03)
Rexford Gleason Puckett, 87, Brazil, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, in the emergency room of Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born on May 26, 1916, in Bicknell, son of the late Rev. Fred Puckett and Gertrude Terry Puckett. He married Cleo Hunter Puckett in Jasonville on June 7, 1937, with the Rev. Charles Stanifer presiding...
DENNIS WILLIAM BARNETT JR. (08/08/03)
Dennis "Bill" Barnett Jr., 34, of Brazil, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident in Steamboat Springs, Colo. He was born Jan. 4, 1969, in Terre Haute, the son of Dennis Barnett Sr. and Mona Stephens. He graduated from Northview High School and completed two years at ISU. He served in the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Michelle Valentic Barnett, were married April 15, 1989...
MICHELLE MARIE BARNETT (08/08/03)
Michelle Marie Barnett, 32, of Brazil died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Denver, Colo., from injuries sustained in a semi-truck accident. She was born Jan. 26, 1971, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Tony Valentic and and Shelia Hicks. She attended North High School and graduated from Northview High School. She obtained her teaching degree in elementary education from ISU and her master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan in 2003...
ANNIE CLARK (08/08/03)
Annie Clark, 95, of Saline City, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at 5:45 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born on Nov. 30, 1907, in Lancashire, England, the daughter of James and Mary Jane Williams Bentley. On Aug. 24, 1945, she married Charles Clark...
EDWARD LEROY PIERPONT (08/08/03)
Edward Leroy Pierpont, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. He has lived with his youngest son in Crawfordsville for the past five years. He was the son of Nora Marlnee Pierpont Stewart and Roy Pierpont. He married Thelma Keys Pierpont on July 5, 1941; she passed away in 1997. They lived most of their married life in Indianapolis and in Brazil...
JOHN W. ELLIOT (08/08/03)
John W. Elliot, 76, of Brazil, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003, at Meadows Manor East. Born on Aug. 7, 1926, he was the son of John Raymond and Lona McCullough Elliot. He married Virginia Rose Thomas Elliot on April 3, 1955. He worked at Arketex for 26 years and at South Putnam High School. He retired from IBM in Greencastle...
WYNEMAH LUCILLE MILLER (08/01/03)
Wynemah Lucille Miller, 93, of Clay City, died at Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at 6 a.m. at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. She was born on June 22, 1911, in Clay County, south of Brazil. She is the daughter of Lewis Edward and Vallie Trout Mayrose, who preceded her in death...