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Obituaries from May 2008

Dorothy L. Linton (05/06/08)
Dorothy L. Linton, 80, Brazil, died at 3:20 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Holly Hill Healthcare, Brazil. She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Vigo County, as the daughter of Russell and Mary Evans Gallian. She graduated from Staunton High School. She married Everett Linton Sept. 23, 1949. He preceded her in death in September 1997...
Mark A. Williams (05/30/08)
Mark A. Williams, 49, Brazil, died Friday morning, May 30, 2008, at his residence. He was born Aug. 22, 1958, in Brazil, as the son of Chester and Georgia Winn Williams. He attended Van Buren High School. He married Maranda Decker, April 8, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents...
Wilbur W. "Mac" McCollister (05/29/08)
Wilbur W. "Mac" McColister, 84, a veteran of World War II, died May 26, 2008, at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, Ga., of a massive heart attack. He was a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., for more than 50 years, but had moved to Hahira, Ga., three months prior to his death to be near his son, Daryl...
Wilbur W. "Mac" McCollister (05/28/08)
Wilbur W. "Mac" McCollister, 84, Valdosta, Ga., a veteran of World War II, died May 26, 2008, at Valdosta Hospital, of a massive heart attack. He was a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., for more than 50 years, but had moved to Hahira, Ga., three months prior to his death to be near his only son, Daryl...
Richard A. Floyd (05/28/08)
Richard A. Floyd, 64, Brazil, passed away May 28, 2008, at 1:50 a.m., at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Clay County, the son of Lawrence and Mildred Walker Floyd. He attended Brazil High School. He married Sherry Frazier Floyd on March 28, 1971...
Wesley Stuart Williams (05/27/08)
Wesley Stuart Williams, 24, Indianapolis, passed away, May 25, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born April 21, 1984, in Indianapolis, to Gary L. Williams and Angela Parker, both of Indianapolis. He graduated from J. Everett Light High School in 2002 and served as an apprentice in Carpenters Union Local 60...
Clifford Lowell "Beans" Rodgers (05/26/08)
Clifford Lowell "Beans" Rodgers, 80, Knightsville, died at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his residence with family at his side. Born June 28, 1928, in Clay County, he was the son of Elmer Lowell and Lillie Murphy Rodgers. He had held employment at the Arktex Plant II, Pell Farms and Rodgers Veterinary Hospital, until his eye sight and health prevented him to continue. He loved to watch, tend and care for his cats, cows and horses...
Mary Marcene Hutchison (05/23/08)
Mary Marcene Hutchison, 82, Brazil, passed away May 21, 2008, at her residence following an extended illness. Marcene was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Putnam County, the daughter of Ross Evans and Anna (Logan) Evans. She graduated high school in Kittanning, Pa...
Avery Rose Morris (05/22/08)
Avery Rose Morris, infant, Clay City, was stillborn May 21, 2008, at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis. She is survived by her parents Robert and Julie Ann (Elder) Morris, sister Emily Morris, brother Nathan Morris, grandparents Jack and Dee Elder, Sally Elder, Bill and Carol Morris, great-grandparents Joe and Mary Koch, Betty Elder, Vic and Theada Morris, and Shirley Chappel, several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Rebecca J. Webb (05/21/08)
Rebecca J. Webb, 56, Brazil, died at 10 p.m., Monday, May 19, 2008, at her residence. Born Nov. 13, 1951, in Rushville, she was the daughter of Richard Pea and Ruth (Catlin) Reed. She was a lifelong resident of Rushville but lived in Brazil for about one year. She graduated from Rushville High School in 1969...
Philip Dean Powell (05/21/08)
Philip Dean Powell, 57, Staunton, passed away at Clay County Health Center May 21, 2008, following an extended illness. He was born Feb. 16, 1951, to Philip and Patricia Powell. Dean enjoyed riding Harley Davidsons, listening to Reba McIntire and Janice Joplin music. He loved spending time with family and friends and he had a great sense of humor that would occasionally raise a brow...
Emma Bandy (05/20/08)
Emma Bandy, 70, Brazil, passed away at 7:25 a.m., Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at her residence following an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Parke County, Sept. 23, 1937, to Edgar and Marie (Targett) Stevens. Emma worked as a car hop in her younger years. Later, she worked for several factories, such as Columbia House and Medland Glass...
Billy J. Biggs (05/20/08)
Billy J. Biggs, 71, Plainfield, formerly of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2008. Billy was a very loving and devoted husband to his wife Norma. He considered her his best friend, faithfully taking care of her until his passing. He was the Past Master of the Centennial Masonic Lodge No. 541, Brazil, where he was a member for more than 50 years, receiving the 50-year award of Gold...
Lewis J. Reed (05/19/08)
Lewis J. Reed, 75, Coal City, passed away at 7:10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Onward, Ind., to Lowell and Harriett (Gilliand) Reed. He was former owner of Reed Ford Sales in Clay City for eight years then sales manager for Clay City Ford until retirement. ...
John R. Zentko (05/19/08)
John R. Zentko, 88, Brazil, died at home Sunday, May 18, 2008, at 3:45 p.m. John was born to Michael and Mabel Greenwalt Zentko, Carbon, on April 26, 1920. He served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Army and was a coal miner employed by Victory Mine...
William Kenneth Hitt (05/19/08)
William Kenneth Hitt, 59, Center Point, passed away at 10:18a.m., May 17, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. He was born July 13, 1948, in Weston, W.Va., to Harry and Ethel (Pumphrey) Sprouse. He graduated from Weston High School in 1966. Following high school he attended Glenville State College in Glenville, W.Va. ...
Wanda Mae Rogers (05/14/08)
Wanda Mae Rogers, 68, Greencastle, passed away at 8:32 p.m., May 13, 2008, following an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Clay City, April 9, 1940, to Marion and Francis Cochran Love. Wanda worked for various nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She also worked as a cashier and sales associate for Wal-Mart stores in Greencastle and Brazil. Wanda's greatest source of enjoyment was in spending time with her family...
Clara Ellen Herbert (05/13/08)
Clara Ellen Herbert, 86, Carbon, died at 5:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Davis Gardens Healthcare, Terre Haute. She was born June 30, 1921, near Carbon, as the daughter of James A. and Minnie Miller Wells. She graduated from Van Buren High School with the Class of 1939. ...
Dorothy N. Jerry (05/11/08)
Dorothy N. Jerry, 90, Brazil, passed away at 11:40 p.m., May 9, 2008, at Cloverleaf Health Care, following an extended illness. She was born in Silver City, Iowa, to Hugh and Verna Hauck Nees, Jan. 11, 1918. Leo Girton, at G and F Coal, employed Dorothy for 27 years as a bookkeeper. She also worked for Wadsworth Furnace as a bookkeeper until retiring in 1986...
Woneta H. Stantz (05/11/08)
Woneta H. Stantz, 93, Coal City, passed away May 10, 2008, at her residence. She was born July 4, 1914, in Owen County, the daughter of Ellen (Neiswinger) Young and Aaron Young. On Jan. 27, 1931, she married Paul W. Stantz, who preceded her in death June 23, 1991...
Jeffrey Eugene Snider (05/07/08)
Jeffrey Eugene Snider, 41, Lena, passed away May 5, 2008, following a dirt bike accident. He was born Feb. 15, 1967, in Clay County, to Arthur and Sandra (Schultz) Snider. Jeff was a 1985 graduate of Northview High School. Shortly after high school he was honored with an art scholarship. He gave up his art scholarship to join the United States Army. Following active duty, he joined the Army Reserves and began working at Great Dane...
Travis James Crague (05/05/08)
Travis James Crague, 26, Brazil, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1981, in Brazil, to Fred and Kathy Stevens Crague. He was a 2000 graduate of Northview High School and worked for Crown, Greencastle. Travis was a fun loving "adrenaline junkie" who lived his life one day at a time...
Stella A. Thomas (05/05/08)
Stella A. Thomas, 100, Greencastle, passed away Sunday morning at Asbury Towers. Born Jan. 28, 1908, in Clay County, in the Pell home just east of Harmony, she was the seventh of eight children born to Oscar E. and Mary Elizabeth (Early) Pell. She grew up in the large brick home built by her grandfather (from materials made and cut from the farm), fondly referred to as "Pell Hill."...
Travis James Crague (05/04/08)
Travis James Crague, 26, Brazil, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1981, in Brazil, to Fred and Kathy Stevens Crague. He was a 2000 graduate of Northview High School and worked for Crown, Greencastle. Travis was a fun loving "adrenaline junkie" who lived his life one day at a time...
Ruth Ann Kidwell (05/04/08)
Ruth Ann Kidwell, 66, Brazil, passed away at 6:15 a.m., May 3, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1941, in Vermillion County, the daughter of Milton M. Monce and Evelyn L. Jordan Monce. She graduated from Brazil High School. On Nov. 17, 1961, she married Gerald D. Kidwell. He survives...
Debra L. "Deb" Hicks (05/04/08)
Debra L. "Deb" Hicks, 47, Terre Haute, died at 3:15 p.m., Friday, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Born Sept. 27, 1960, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Rogers) tanner. She was a 1978 graduate of Terre Haute North High School...
Mildred Nancy French Elliott Edginton (05/02/08)
Mildred Nancy Frency Elliott Edginton, 87, Deland Fla., died April 1, 2008. Born May 13, 1920, in Greenfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Gary Sr. and Hazel French. She was a WAC in World War II and was a Corporal when she was honorably discharged in 1946, earning her licensed Practical Nursing Degree in 1974 and worked as a nurse at the Clay County Hospital...