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Obituaries from April 2004

GOURLAND W. HOWARD (04/30/04)
Gourland W. Howard, 77, of Crawfordsville, Ind., died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, in his home. Born March 13, 1927, at Clinton, Ind., he was the son of William and Glenna Johnson Howard. He was a retired television salesman and technician and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces...
THELMA A. MORGAN (04/21/04)
Thelma A. Morgan, 81, of Terre Haute, died at 3:07 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, in Union Hospital. She was owner and operator of Morgan's Colonial Gardens. She was born July 10, 1922, in Terre Haute to Carl E. and Eva I. Huckle. Survivors include a nephew, Robert Huckle, and friends, James and Lucie Loveland, all of Terre Haute...
LAWRENCE YOUNG JR. (04/21/04)
Lawrence Young, Jr., 78 of Brazil, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Jan. 6, 1926 in Clay County, Ind. He was the son of Lawrence and Emma Young who have both preceded him in death. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre where he saw front line action. Following the war he worked in the steel industry with Ball Corporation until his retirement. Upon retirement in 1979 he moved to Brazil...
JAMES "JIMMY" LEE SHOEMAKER (04/21/04)
James "Jimmy" Lee Shoemaker, 54, of Greencastle, passed away Friday, April 16, at the Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. Born Sept. 18, 1949, in Putnam County, Ind., he was the son of Russell "Rusty" James and Edith Marie Overshiner Shoemaker. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1968. On Nov. 22, 2002, he married Miranda Decker Shoemaker, who survives...
VYRL LYNCH (04/21/04)
Vyrl Lynch, 90, of Terre Haute, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2004, in Davis Gardens Health Care Center. Born in Shelburn, Ind., on Jan. 22, 1914, she was the daughter of Burley Everett and Ethel Annis Wilkinson. She was a graduate of the former Garfield High School and had been a bookkeeper for Parks Purity Pies, Valentine Packing Co. and Reuben Donnelly...
ANNA MARIE HARSHBARGER (04/19/04)
Anna Marie Harshbarger, 96, of Brazil, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Cloverleaf Health Care in Knightsville. She was the widow of William L. Harshbarger Sr. and the daughter of John and Barbara Roeschlein Eder. She was a lifelong member of the Lawrence United Methodist Church. She was also Past Matron of Lawrence Chapter Eastern Star and Past Guardian of the Lawrence Job's Daughters...
MARY HAYMAN SCHLEGEL (04/16/04)
Mary Hayman Schlegel, 92, of Plainfield and formerly of Clay City, died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in the Brownsburg Health Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1912, to Isaac and Alma Brough Hayman in Clay City. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Chapel Nazarene Church. She enjoyed her family, her church family and sewing...
FAYE TAGGART (04/15/04)
Faye Taggart, 96, of Prairieton, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at 5:57 a.m. at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 7, 1907, in Cory, Ind., the daughter of Ross Tucker and Iva Gard Tucker. She was a member of Prairieton United Methodist Church. She and her husband were longtime and very active members of the Prairieton Volunteer Department and its auxiliary...
ANNA MARIE ERVIN HODSHIRE (04/15/04)
Anna Marie Ervin Hodshire, 82, of Terre Haute died Wednesday April 14, 2004 at Royal Oaks Health Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Clifford and Emma Belle Wetnight Ervin and the widow of Clifford Hodshire. She enjoyed working with puzzles, playing bingo and working at J. C. Penney's...
JOHN A. JONES (04/14/04)
John A. Jones, 71, of Indianapolis and formerly of Brazil, died at 9:05 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2004, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Born July 12, 1932, in Brazil, he was the son of John N. and Blanch S. Morlan Jones. He worked in building maintenance and owned his own cleaning company for more than 30 years. He served in the military as a member of the Indiana Army National Guard...
EMMA E. SMITH (04/21/04)
Emma E. Smith, 87, of Prairie Creek, died Sunday, April 18, 2004, in her residence. She was a homemaker and member of Church of Living Faith in Prairie Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Smith; a brother, Ab Burger; and a sister, Thelma Orman...
JOSEPHINE 'JO' L. MORRIS (04/22/04)
Josephine "Jo" L. Morris, 96, of Brazil, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at 9:55 p.m. at Holly Hill Healthcare Facility. She was born Nov. 29, 1907, in Owen County, the daughter of George L. Morris and Lydia Grace Sommers Morris. She graduated from Clay City High School and from Indiana State University...
JAMES F. STEARLEY (04/23/04)
JAMES F. STEARLEY James F. Stearley, 70, of Brazil, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Union Hospital. Born Oct. 29, 1933, he was the son of Ernest D. and Alice M. Kord Stearley and the husband of Patty Bedwell Stearley. He enjoyed woodworking, computers, gardening, barbecuing and farming but, most of all, spending time with family. He was a member of the American Legion and the St. Johns United Church of Christ...
JACK SCOTT (04/29/04)
Jack Scott, 61, of Rockville, Ind., died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, in his residence. Born Jan. 18, 1943, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Clarence and Daisy Puckett Scott. He was a retired inspector with Allison/Rolls Royce in Indianapolis for 42 years...
SHIRLEY MARCELLA DOUGLAS (04/28/04)
Shirley Marcella Douglas, 90 of Brazil, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Sept. 21, 1914, in Clay County, the daughter of Samuel D. and Goldie Spaulding Chaney. She was married to Rolland Douglas who has preceded her in death. She enjoyed raising her sons and growing plants and flowers. She was an artist and a member of the Raccoon Valley China Painters Club...
WILLIAM T. WARREN (04/27/04)
William "Bill" T. Warren, 56, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Greenwood, Ind. He was a resident of Greenwood and a former resident of Brazil. Born Dec. 8, 1947, in Brazil, he was the son of Gwilym and Ilene Moberly Warren. He was a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in business. He was an independent sales representative for the plastics industry for many years...
CHESTER SLINKARD (04/27/04)
Chester Slinkard, 74, of Patricksburg, Ind., died Monday, April 26, 2004, at 4 a.m. at his residence. He was the husband of Iva Clevenger Slinkard. He spent most of his working career in Florida at Tropicana Bottling. He was a hard worker and enjoyed woodworking and carpentry...
TERRY E. KENNEDY SR. (04/26/04)
Terry E. Kennedy Sr., 57, of Cloverdale, Ind., died Friday, April 23, 2004, in his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1946, in Putnam County, Ind., he was the son of Wayne Russell and Eva June (Williamson) Kennedy. He was a replenishment driver, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Greencastle, Ind., and had been employed 30 years for KON TiKi restaurant in Louisiana. He was in the Air Force, serving in Vietnam...
CHARLOTTE A. THOMPSON (04/26/04)
Charlotte A. Thompson, 98, of Rosedale, Ind., died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hopsital, Terre Haute. She was a retired obstetrics nurse at Clay County Hospital with 35 years of service. She also served as a private duty, office and home delivery nurse...
MARGARET LYON (04/26/04)
Margaret Lyon, 85 of Brazil, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004. Born Dec. 17, 1918, in Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of Clarence and May McGranahan Lowe. Following graduation from Fontanet High School she married Hubert Lyon and moved to the Bee Ridge area where she and Hubert owned and operated Lyon's Diary. ...
ANNA M. CHRISTMAN DILLON (04/23/04)
ANNA M. CHRISTMAN DILLON Anna M. Christman Dillon, 87, of Indianapolis, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at her home with her family. She was born in 1915 in Brazil to the late John N. and Phoebe Raab Christman. She was a graduate of the Indianapolis Business College and was employed by L.S. Ayres Department Store as a buyer for 37 years...
DANIEL Q. AUTERSON (04/23/04)
DANIEL Q. AUTERSON Daniel Q. Auterson, 83, of Brazil, died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Williamsburg Nursing Home in Crawfordsville of natural causes. He was born Aug. 27, 1920, in Kentucky, the son of Tom Auterson and Jane Corbin Auterson. He was a member of the Cement Masons Local Union No. 75 and was employed by Union Cement Construction...
ANNA MARY MURPHY (04/14/04)
Anna Mary Murphy, 90, of Brazil, died at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Aug. 30, 1913, in Glenn Aire, Vigo County, Ind., she was the daughter of George and Minnie Parker Rockliff. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1931 and owned and operated the Mary Mart Ceramics shop on West U.S. 40, where she sold and taught ceramics for 40 years...
HOWARD L. WILLIAMS (04/14/04)
Howard L. Williams, 91, of Greencastle, died Monday morning, April 12, 2004, at the Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis after a brief illness. Born July 6, 1912, at New Maysville in Putnam County, he was the son of John Carl Williams and Alva F. Henry Williams. He was a 1930 graduate of Greencastle High School and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre...
MACE MCCULLOUGH (04/13/04)
Mace McCullough, 89, of Farmersburg, Ind., died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at 3:52 p.m. at Harborside Health Care Center. He was born in Clay County on Dec. 8, 1914, the son of J. Daniel McCullough and Mamie Cooprider McCullough. He graduated from Clay City High School...
CLARENCE ARTHOR FLOYD (04/06/04)
Clarence "Vic" Arthor Floyd, 66 of Terre Haute, died at 6:00 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004 at Royal Oaks Care & Rehab Center in Terre Haute. He was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Clay County, Ind. He was the son of Lawrence and Mildred Walker Floyd. He served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy. Following employment at Eldridge Trucking he worked as a car salesman for several years at the Rush Ford dealership...
DOROTHY A. MOORE (04/06/04)
Dorothy Alice Dalton Moore, 87, of Brazil, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004 at her home on N. Washington Street. Born Jan. 5, 1917, in Warren County near Boswell, Ind., on her family farm, she was the daughter of Carter A. and Susan "Susie" High Dalton. ...
BOBBY G. SMITH (04/06/04)
Bobby G. Smith, 57, of Terre Haute and formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Union Hospital. Born Oct. 8, 1946, in Carroll County, Tenn., he was the son of Carl and Clara Lewis Smith. Memberships included Marine Corps League and the FOP Lodge 85...
MARY LOVE ADAMSON (04/06/04)
Mary Love Adamson, 93, of Greencastle, Ind., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockville. She had been a resident there since November, 2002. Born Dec. 31, 1910, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of John Thomas Love and Susan Elizabeth Pace Love...
OWEN LAUGHLIN JAMES (04/05/04)
Owen Laughlin James, 87, of Center Point died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at 9:10 a.m. in Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He had been a resident there since November, 2003. Born March 10, 1917, in Clay County, he was the son of Ben Oney James and Lucy Laughlin James...
MYRTLE ELLEN LOGAN BOYD (04/05/04)
Myrtle Ellen Logan Boyd, 98, of Brazil died Sunday, April 4, 2004, in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1905, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of John H. and M. Alice Girton Landes. She attended grade school through the 8th grade at the former west Union School in Putnam County, two years at the Reelsville High School and graduated from Van Buren High School in 1924. ...
WALTER LEE BRAGG SR. (04/05/04)
Walter Lee "Walt" Bragg Sr., 56, of Brazil, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in his residence after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 4, 1947, in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late H.F. "Jay" and Olive D. "Pat" Bragg. He was employed by Great Dane Trailers since the age of 18, first in Savannah, Ga., and then moving to Brazil in 1975 as one of the original employees, eventually becoming plant superintendent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
VIOLET W. ROSE (04/05/04)
Violet W. Rose, 89, of Brazil died at 5:12 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Holly Hill Health Care following an extended illness. Born in Clay County on Nov. 12, 1914, her parents were Edward and Anna Cooper Nevins. She was a homemaker all her active life and was the last surviving charter member of the Way of the Cross Assembly of God; a diligent worker and Sunday School teacher until her health failed...
JEWEL "JUDY" HOLLEY (04/05/04)
Jewel "Judy" Holley, 94 of Carbon, Ind., died Friday at her residence. Born in Raymondville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Laura Brown Howard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Beaumont, Texas. After moving to Carbon, Ind., she attended Carbon United Methodist Church. She was a Charter Member of Beaumont Coin Club. She also enjoyed collecting stamps and baseball cards. She and her late husband, Owen owned and operated Holley Hardware in Beaumont, Texas...
JANETTA ANN GRIEVE (04/07/04)
Janetta Ann Grieve, 33, of Brazil, died at 12:50 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, from injuries suffered in a vehicle accident on Miami Gardens Road. She was born April 29, 1970, in Indianapolis, the daughter of John Dennis and Fredda Davis Elkins. She was a graduate of Northview High School and earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech. She worked for over 10 years at Cloverleaf Healthcare, where she was employed as a CNA/QMA...
DOROTHY HELEN SUMMERS (04/07/04)
Dorothy Helen Summers, 61, of Brazil, died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born July 6, 1942, as the daughter of Johnie E. and Dorothy Mae Batchlor Bryan. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1961. She worked for several years as a cook at the Clayton Café. She was a member of Eastern Star 419 of Plainfield and attended Brazil United Pentecostal Church...
DONALD E. HUBER (04/07/04)
Donald E. Huber, 78, of Brazil, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at his residence. He was born July 15, 1925 in Rockville, Ind., to William and Freida Wagner Huber. He spent his early childhood in Seymour, Indiana until his family moved to Brazil in 1936. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1943 and attended Indiana State University. For most of his career he was a design engineer with Arketex, Wilson Tech, and Great Dane. He designed buildings, machinery and semi-trailers...
EVA ALICE LANCASTER (04/12/04)
Eva Alice Lancaster, 86, of Brazil, formerly of Carbon, died at 11:43 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, in Holly Hill Healthcare, where she had been a patient for only nine days. Born in Diamond on Jan. 21, 1918, her parents were Robert Gardner and Gladys Martin Gardner Hendrix. During her active adult life, she was always a homemaker...
HELEN F. GERMAN (04/12/04)
Helen F. German, 82, of Friendswood, Texas, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, April 8, 2004. She had moved to Friendswood in September to be closer to her son and family. She was born May 1, 1921, in Brazil, the daughter of Charles H. Evans and Edna Clara Ealey Evans. She graduated from Brazil High School. She graduated from school in Terre Haute, and opened her own beauty shop in her home on Chestnut Street in Brazil...
JACK RAYMOND SNEDDON (04/12/04)
Jack Raymond Sneddon, 75, of Knightsville, died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Union Hospital. Born in Knightsville on March 11, 1929, he was the son of William A. and Ina Lunsford Sneddon. He graduated from Van Buren High School Class of 1947. As a teenager, he worked on the railroad in the summer. ...
ADAM HENDERSON BLAKELY (04/12/04)
Adam Henderson Blakely, 16, of Reelsville, died April 9, 2004, at his residence. He had battled cancer for the past two years. He was born Oct. 9, 1987, in Indianapolis, the son of Raymond Blakely and Ginger White Barnett. He attended Reelsville Elementary School and was currently sophomore at South Putnam High School. ...
ALLEN H. "TOBY" DAVIDSON (04/12/04)
Allen H. "Toby" Davidson, 32, of Parke County, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on the west side of the Clay-Parke county line. He was enroute to Brazil Autoplex, where he had been employed for 12 years. Born in Peoria, Ill., on Nov. 27, 1971, he was the son of Alan Davidson and Alberta L. Carlin Davidson. He moved to the Clay County area with his parents in 1978, and was a 1990 graduate of Northview High School...
ZOLA FRANCES LYNCH (04/09/04)
Zola Frances Lynch, 76, of Brazil, died Thursday at 6:59 p.m. at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Brazil, she was the daughter of the late William and the late Elizabeth Krout Harley. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Church, where she was active in the prayer chain and the quilter group...
JOAN M. HOFFMAN (04/09/04)
Joan M. Hoffman, 72, of Brazil, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Brazil, the daughter of Clyde and Helen Beeler McMurray. She graduated from Brazil High School, and later achieved her LPN nursing license from Ivy Tech...
BRIAN ALAN HOBBS (04/08/04)
Brian Alan Hobbs, 42, of Brazil, died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital from complications following treatment for cancer. He had battled cancer since November. He was born April 1, 1962, in Hammond, Ind., the son of Gene and Genola Hobbs...
MARY FRANCES SKELTON (04/07/04)
Mary Frances Skelton, 93, of Indianapolis and formerly of Clay County, died Monday evening in the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born in Dick Johnson Township, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Sampson, Sr. and the late Frances (Houk) Sampson...
DONALD L. HONEY (04/02/04)
Donald L. Honey, 81, of Danville, Ind., died Thursday, April 1, 2004, in Indianapolis. He was born in Stoutand, Mo., on Sept. 19, 1922, the son of Leslie Honea and Aileen Worley, who have preceded him in death. He owned and operated Honey's Flower Shoppe in Danville from 1974-1992. Prior to that, he was employed as a brick layer...