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Obituaries from August 2008

Debra Stearley Adkins (08/29/08)
Debra Stearley Adkins, 58, Servierville, Tenn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Debra was raised in a military family and as a result, traveled extensively. She was manager of Perfumania. She was preceded in death by her father Major Arthur W. Stearley, mother Marian W. Stearley and brother Toby...
Earl P. Shobe (08/29/08)
Earl P. Shobe, 99, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. Earl was born in New Richmond, Ind., to the union of Charles and Eva (Miller) Shobe on July 5, 1909. Earl joined the United States Navy at the age of 16 July 10, 1927, and was honorably discharged Nov. 16, 1937...
John Alwyn Lawson (08/28/08)
John Alwyn Lawson, 61, Brazil, died at 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Clay County, as the son of Jack R. and Doreen Bullimore Lawson. He graduated from Cory High School with the class of 1965. He loved playing basketball as a member of the Cory High School team...
Saundra Sue Blair (08/25/08)
Saundra Sue Blair, 71, Clay City, passed away at Royal Oaks Rehabilitation Center, Terre Haute, Aug. 25, 2008, following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 16, 1936, as the daughter of Lester and Grace (Fields) Heaton. Mrs. Blair worked as a bank teller at Citizens National Bank, Linton. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, Rural Lyons, Ind...
Sharon Ann Cunningham Hull (08/24/08)
Sharon Ann Cunningham Hull, 62, Rosedale, formerly of Mooresville, died unexpectedly Aug. 22, 2008, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born May 18, 1946, in Clay County, the daughter of Earl and Carol Snyder Cunningham. She graduated from Staunton High School, Class of 1964...
Josephine E. Slack (08/21/08)
Josephine E. Slack, 86, Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital on her birthday, Aug. 21, 2008, at 2:58 a.m. She was born Aug. 21, 1922, to Clifford and Myrtle Stearley in Brazil. She graduated Valedictorian of her class at Van Buren High School in 1940 then went to work at several Kroger stores. ...
Patsy Beatrice (Thompson) Butts (08/21/08)
Patsy Beatrice (Thompson) Butts, 78, Riley, was called home Thursday morning, Aug. 21, 2008, to be with the Lord following a brave battle with cancer. Patsy was born May 21, 1930, in Missouri, the daughter of Marvin and Rosa Thompson. She was a long time resident of the Clay City area, and a graduate of the Clay City High School class of 1948. While in high school she was a four-year varsity cheerleader. In recent years she was a resident of Riley...
Novaleigh Rilen Abel (08/20/08)
Novaleigh Rilen Abel, 13 months, Indianapolis, passed away Aug. 19, 2008, following a lifelong battle with mitochondrial myopathy. She was born in Indianapolis, July 21, 2007, to Kahla E. Huffer and Andrew W. Abel. Novaleigh enjoyed playing in her exersaucer, reading books with her mommy and daddy as well as listening to music and playing with her favorite stuffed animal "Lilly."...
Mildred Spencer (08/20/08)
Mildred Spencer, 91, Brazil, died at 5:37 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Indianapolis, as the daughter of Adel and Laura Lee Spencer. She worked as a nurse's aide in local healthcare facilities. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Brazil...
Donald Edward Hardman (08/20/08)
Donald Edward Hardman, 55, Brazil, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16,2008, in Greencastle. He was born Feb. 4, 1953, in Clay County, as the son of Robert E. Jr. and Marie M. Hardman. He graduated from Brazil High School. He was employed at Great Dane Trailers and then employed by the State of Indiana. ...
Donald W. Newby (08/19/08)
Donald W. Newby, 77, Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Aug 18, 2008, at 6:39p.m. He was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Lincoln, Ill., to Neva and Mary (Lee) Newby. He graduated from Hartsburg High School in 1948. In 1951 he married Eva Wood, who preceded him in death. ...
Morris L. Buck (08/18/08)
Morris L. Buck, 78, Delphi, formerly of Brazil, died Saturday, Aug.16, 2008, at 1:30 a.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He had battled cancer for a short time. He was born July 20, 1930, in Brazil, to the late Alvin and Irene Gerber Buck. He was a 1950 graduate of Brazil High School. ...
Sylvia Irene Vanatti (08/18/08)
Sylvia Irene Vanatti, 78, Terre Haute, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, at 7:55 a.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Knightsville, to James Oscar and Ruth Layne McKean. She married Clarence E. Vanatti on Dec. 3, 1950, and he survives her. ...
Timothy Michael Tryon (08/18/08)
Timothy Michael Tryon, 40, Brazil, died at 7:55 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, in LaPorte County, Ind. He was born June 9, 1968, in Terre Haute, Indiana as the son of Timothy Harry Tryon and Barbara Smith Tryon. He had been employed in the construction industry...
Ruth Elizabeth Schopmeyer (08/17/08)
Ruth Elizabeth Schopmeyer, 93, Center Point, died at 2:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Bowling Green, as the daughter of John F. and Nell Cullen Hoffa. Following graduation from Bowling Green High School she went on to graduate from Indiana State University where she later earned her Masters Degree. ...
Thelma F. Hurst (08/17/08)
Thelma F. Hurst, 89, Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, passed away Aug. 16, 2008. She was born May 25, 1919, in Brazil, and was the daughter of Earl Lee and Bessie Helen (Sawyer) Pierce. She was married to Elmer Roscoe "Jack" Hurst on Oct. 10, 1953, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2005. Thelma was a homemaker...
Mary Anita Riddell Lytle (08/17/08)
Mary Anita Riddell Lytle, 92, Brazil, passed away Aug. 17, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Brazil, the daughter of Clarence D. Riddell and Ethel E. Everly Riddell. She graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1934. ...
Richard Harry Clark (08/15/08)
Richard Harry Clark, 84, a lifelong resident of Clay County, went home to be with the Lord at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 27, 1923, he was the only child of Harry and Mary Ann (Pell) Clark. He attended Harmony and Van Buren schools in his youth, spending his early years in the northern part of Harmony...
Marilynn M. Carmichael (08/15/08)
Marilynn M. Carmichael, 85, Greencastle, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008. She was born June 23, 1923, in Brazil, to Roy Hershall and Meda Marie Wright Herbert. Mrs. Carmichael was a homemaker. She married Wilbur Carmichael on Dec. 24, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2008...
Richard Harry Clark (08/14/08)
Richard Harry Clark, 84, lifelong resident of Clay County, went home to be with the Lord at 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 27, 1923, he was the only child of Harry and Mary Ann (Pell) Clark. He attended Harmony and Van Buren schools in his youth, spending his early years in the northern part of Harmony...
Archie Eugene "The Judge" Hogue (08/13/08)
Archie Eugene "The Judge" Hogue, 82, Seelyville, died at 3:50 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1926, in Vigo County, as the son of James Hogue and Hazel Mitchell Hogue. He served with the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of the Laborers Union Local No. 204. He retired from Laborers Union Local No. 204...
Gina Orme (08/12/08)
Gina Orme, 44, Dick Johnson Twp., Brazil, died at 4:58 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008, at her home surrounded by loving family and friends and was escorted from her residence by her fellow firefighters. She died after a long and incredibly courageous battle with cancer...
Jack Edward Pittman (08/12/08)
Jack Edward Pittman, 67, Brazil, died on Aug. 11, 2008, in Terre Haute. He was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Brazil, to Charles and Dorothy Hughes Pittman. He was raised in Center Point. Jack attended Center Point Grade School, Ashboro High School, graduated in 1959 from Brazil High School...
Jack Bateman (08/11/08)
Jack Bateman, 85, Lillian, Ala., formerly of Brazil, died July 24, 2008, at his residence. Survivors include his wife Bertha Liddil Bateman, and sons John, Pat, Chris, and Scott Bateman and wife Betsy.
Opal Marie "Hollingsworth" Blann (08/10/08)
Opal Marie "Hollingsworth" Blann, 73, Oaktown, formerly of Vincennes, died at 2:45 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Vincennes, as the daughter of Lee Hollingsworth and Opal "Carrico" Hollingsworth. She was raised by her aunt and uncle William and Blanche Hoke...
William Nelson Joslin (08/10/08)
William Nelson Joslin, 84, Staunton, died at 4:46 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Cory, as the son of William Grover and Susie Zenor Joslin. Following graduation from high school, he joined the United States Army and served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 644th Anti-aircraft Artillery Machine Gun Battery until his Honorable Discharge Jan. 8, 1946...
Mary Ervin Mitscher (08/07/08)
Mary Ervin Mitscher, 89, Rocky Mount, Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mount, Va. She was born April 30, 1919, in Brazil, as the daughter of the late Joseph Clifford Ervin and Emma Wetnight Ervin. Prior to moving to Rocky Mount, Mrs. Mitscher had lived for many years in Lawrenceville, Ill., and also in Wilmington, N.C...
Jerry A. Russell (08/07/08)
Jerry A. Russell, 76, Terre Haute, died at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, at his residence. Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Charles Russell and Naomi Marvel Russell. He graduated from the University of New Mexico. He worked at Reece Oil Company for 17 years and was an avid golfer. He loved working in the yard and garden...
Jerry A. Russell (08/06/08)
Jerry A. Russell, 76, Terre Haute, died at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, at his residence. Born Dec. 26, 1931, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Charles Russell and Naomi Marvel Russell. He graduated from the University of New Mexico. He worked at Reece Oil Company for 17 years and was an avid golfer. He loved working in the yard and garden...
Janet Sue Guth Schnuerer (08/05/08)
Janet Sue Guth Schnuerer, 69, Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Lexington Court Nursing Home. Due to unforeseen circumstances, burial for Janet will now take place following services at 11 a.m., today, at First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Greenlawn Union Cemetery in a space next to her grandson...
Stephen Don Morlan (08/05/08)
Stephen Don Morlan, 46, Brazil, died at 1:45 a.m., Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 19, 1961, in Brazil, to Donald and Sandra Haughee Morlan. He worked several years as a security guard in Terre Haute. He was preceded in death by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles...
Sharon Kay Head (08/05/08)
Sharon Kay Head, 69, Brazil, passed away Aug. 3, 2008, at 6:38 p.m., at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Brazil, the daughter of Lucille and Albert Gullifor. She valued her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and a nurse. ...
Sharon Kay Head (08/04/08)
Sharon Kay Head, 69, Brazil, passed away Aug. 3, 2008, at 6:38 p.m., at Union Hospital, following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was born Feb. 24, 1939, in Brazil, the daughter of Lucille and Albert Gullifor. She valued her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and a nurse. ...
Janet Sue (Guth) Schnuerer, (08/01/08)
Janet Sue (Guth) Schnuerer, 69, Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Lexington Court Nursing Home. Born July 4, 1939, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Herman and Bertha L. (Tilley) Knoll. An area homemaker, she was a member of First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. ...
Billie Evan LeMay (08/01/08)
Billie Evan LeMay, 83, Reelsville, passed away Aug. 1, 2008, at Union Hospital. He was born in Du Quoin, Ill., Aug., 24, 1924, to Evan and Evelyn (Teney) LeMay. Prior to graduating from Brazil High School he enlisted in the United States Navy. During his four-year Navy career he was deployed on a submarine unit. ...