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Obituaries from November 2008

James B. Booker (11/30/08)
James B. Booker, 58, Brazil, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay County Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1950, in Vincennes, the son of Darwin M. and Marjorie R. (Boardman) Booker. Mr. Booker was the owner operator of Ecology Pest Control. He was involved in many basketball organizations and was the Linton High School freshman basketball coach. James played in the Jackson Township Band and formerly the Brazil Concert Band...
William W. "Bill" Wallace (11/30/08)
William W. "Bill" Wallace, 71, Reelsville, passed away Nov. 28, 2008. He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in Knightsville, the son of Ben and Nettie (Haltom) Wallace. He married Barbara (Williams) Wallace June 16, 1956, and she survives. He was a farmer, custodian for the South Putnam School Corporation and did clay work for American Vitrified. He attended McKinley Hill Church of Christ...
Clifford Dale Boone (11/28/08)
Clifford Dale Boone, 50, formerly of Parke County, passed away Nov. 26, 2008, at Waters of Greenbrier, Indianapolis, following an extended illness. He was born in Jamestown, Pa., April 11, 1958, to Joseph Sr. and Mary Boone. He owned and operated On-Site Service, which later became Rockville Auto Clinic in Rockville, until becoming ill in 1998. In his free time, he enjoyed working on cars, watching NASCAR and the Indianapolis Colts...
James B. Booker (11/28/08)
James B. Booker, 58, Brazil, died at 1 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.comor more information.
Charles Nobles Jr. (11/28/08)
Charles Nobles Jr., 86, Brazil, died at 6:50 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Holly Hills Healthcare, Brazil. He was born Feb. 21, 1922, in rural Brazil, the son of Charles Sr. and Bertha (Ames) Nobles. Mr. Nobles was a World War II Army veteran and was retired from Allison Transmission, Indianapolis...
Frances Lochiel France (11/28/08)
Frances Lochiel France, 96, Knightsville, died Nov. 26, 2008, at 12:45 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Poland, the daughter of Olus and Anna Long Aker. She was raised in Knightsville and attended the Knightsville School...
Donald L. Cromwell (11/27/08)
Donald L. Cromwell, 74, Columbus, Ind., formerly of Brazil, died at 5 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. He was bon May 3, 1934, in Brazil, the son of Robert Cromwell and Naomi E. Colburn. He married Mary Maxine Blackburn in December of 1956. He was a retired computer analyst from Arvin Industries. He was a member of the Brazil Masonic Lodge No. 264...
John David Craig (11/26/08)
John David Craig, long-time Indianapolis attorney, public affairs advocate, public speaker and actor, died Nov. 20, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospice, Indianapolis. He was 73. A native of Brazil, he graduated from Indiana University, where he also attended law school. John was a special agent of the FBI, with postings in Albuquerque and Los Angeles...
Barbara Lynn (Smith) Keen (11/26/08)
Barbara Lynn (Smith) Keen, 55, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at her home in Higley, Ariz. She was a loving wife and mother. Barbara was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Brazil, the daughter of Ernest and Betty (Thompson) Smith. On June 22, 1981, she married John D. Keen Jr., in Terre Haute...
James W. Hamilton (11/25/08)
James W. Hamilton, 84, Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Clay County, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Charles and Mary Franklin Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Madaline Hutcheson Grace Loveall and Melvina Pell and his brothers Lafe and Chuck...
Burl Edward White (11/24/08)
Burl Edward White, 76, Brazil, died at 3 a.m., Monday, Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at his residence. Burl was born in Putnam County on April 18, 1932, as the son of Charles and Roxie Brewer White. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserve from June of 1953 to June of 1961...
Milburn A. Francis (11/24/08)
Milburn A. Francis, 87, Brazil, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Clay County, to John and Osa Francis, both deceased. Milburn graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1941, played high school basketball and soon joined the war effort by enlisting in the U.S. ...
Charles Lee Roy Hopkins (11/24/08)
Charles Lee Roy Hopkins, 72, Carbon, passed away at his residence Nov. 21, 2008, following a short battle with cancer. He was born July 18, 1936, in Indianapolis, to Lee Roy and Margaret Hopkins. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Air Force...
Thomas A. Farris (11/24/08)
Thomas A. Farris, 90, Brazil, passed away Nov. 23, 2008, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born May 17, 1918, in Prairie Creek, Ind., the son of Emmett and Lenora McClanahan Farris. He graduated from Honey Creek High School in 1936. He was drafted into the Army at Ft. Benjamin Harrison on Feb. 9, 1942. His basic training was at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo...
Linda Kay Headley (11/23/08)
Linda Kay Headley, 61, Brazil, died Nov. 22, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Clay County, the daughter of Roy F. Lamb and Thelma M. Correll Lamb. She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1965. She worked for a time as a nurse's aide at Stinson Nursing Home. She later was a housekeeper for several families in Clay County...
Virginia Benell (11/23/08)
Virginia Benell, 89, rural Rosedale, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at 4:30 p.m., with her family by her side. She was born June 12, 1919, in Clay County, the daughter of John and Mary Kirchner Lawrence. Virginia was a member of the Bridgeton United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Raccoon Township Home Ec Club, and a former 4-H leader. She loved cooking for her family and friends and working in the garden on the family farm...
Lynida Rose Wood (11/23/08)
Lynida Rose Wood, 12, Rapid City, S.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. She is survived by hier mother Aliyah Sanders, Rapid City, father Robert S. Wood, Spencer, Ind., sisters Melanie Sanders, Rapid City, Miryam Elameer, Chicago, Jamia Hardig, Vincennes, Ind., and Aisha Rizvi, Brazil, grandparents Marthanne Roberts Dyer, Brazil, Fred Beem Keuthan, Cloverdale, and Charles and Evelyn Wood, Spencer...
Mark Randall (Randy) Clark (11/20/08)
Mark Randall (Randy) Clark, 56, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008. He was born in Brazil, on Sept. 12, 1952, to Francis D. Clark (deceased) and Dolores M. Clark, who survives him. He started his career with Abrell's IGA in Brazil, and continued his grocery career in Springfield, Mo., where he was director of deli-bakery operations for Consumer Markets from 1983-91. ...
Verialdean Musgrave (11/19/08)
Verialdean Musgrave, 84, Knightsville, went to be with the Lord Nov. 19, 2008, at 7:07 a.m., with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Cory, the daughter of George Edward and Audrey Seymour. Verialdean graduated from Cory High School, Class of 1943. She married Ralph Musgrave on Sept. 22, 1943, he preceded her in death...
Jerry Wayne Smith (11/19/08)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 59, Carbon, died Nov. 18, 2008, at Methodist Hospital. He was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Clay County, the son of Fred and Betty James Smith. He attended Brazil High School. On Dec. 31, 1967, he married his sweetheart Anna McCabe. She survives...
Lillyan Mae Hart (11/18/08)
Lillyan Mae Hart, 2-month-old daughter of John Curtis Hart and Lenzey Elizabeth Grigsby, Brazil, died suddenly Nov. 15, 2008, at 9:49 a.m. She was born Sept. 19, 2008, in Vigo County. Survivors include her parents John and Lenzey, brother Izak Maliki Grigsby and sister Trinity Mercedez Otto, grandparents Penny and Harry Grigsby, Brazil, John Hart, Indianapolis, and Pam Hart, Greencastle, great-grandparents Betty Minnick and William Curtis Abel, aunts Tess Grigsby, Jennifer Hart and Sarah Rush, uncles Greg Grigsby and Jason Rush, and other extended family.. ...
Larry W. King Sr. (11/17/08)
Larry W. King Sr., 71, Brazil, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Mr. King was born March 2, 1937, in Kingsport, Tenn., the son of the late Earl M. and Cornie Combs King Martin. On Dec. 31, 1957, he was married to Geneva Samples King in Tennessee. They celebrated their golden anniversary last year...
Russell B. Miller Sr. (11/17/08)
Russell B. Miller Sr., 74, Clay City, passed away at 1:08 p.m., Nov. 16, 2008, following an apparent heart attack, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Clay City, to Samuel and Irene (Beatty) Miller. He attended Clay City High School and later served his country in the United States Army...
Francis W. South (11/16/08)
Francis W. South, 90, Brazil, died at 9:35 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Francis was born April 10, 1918, in Terre Haute, as the son of Edward and Lelah Jordan South. Following graduation from high school, he served in the 1266th Army Air Corps Base Unit during World War II...
Maryellen Britton Quilliam (11/16/08)
Maryellen Britton Quilliam, 89, Brazil, passed away at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Holly Hills Healthcare, where she was a resident since July 2008. Born March 7, 1919, she was the daughter of David H. Britton and Estella Mae (Gibbs) Britton Maryellen graduated from Brazil High School and St. Anthony's Hospital and Nursing Care. She married William Joseph (Joe) Quilliam on April 6, 1941...
Mr. Charles E. "Charlie" Gibbs (11/14/08)
Mr. Charles E. "Charlie" Gibbs, 69, Lawrence, Ind., formerly of Thorntown, Ind., passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at 4:03 p.m., at Indiana Heart Hospital, Indianapolis. Mr. Gibbs was born in Boone County, Ind., Oct. 12, 1939, the son of the late John E. Gibbs and Rhea Alice (Ramsey) Gibbs-Foreman...
Francis W. South Sr. (11/14/08)
Francis W. South Sr., 90, Brazil, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Cloverleaf Healthcare. Arrangements are pending at Moore Funeral Home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information. A full obituary will appear in Monday's edition of The Brazil Times...
William Thomas "Tom" White (11/13/08)
William Thomas "Tom" White, 71, Brazil, died unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2008, at 11:35 p.m., at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Vigo County, the son of Mervil Ray White and Sarah Kathryn Tucker White. He graduated from Otter Creek High School...
Mary Louise Strauch Hauser (11/12/08)
Mary Louise Strauch Hauser, 98, Poland, died Nov. 11, 2008, at 10:02 p.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She was born June 13, 1910, in Poland, the daughter of Edward Franklin Strauch and Clara Margaret Kattman Strauch. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1928...
Freda Fern Pearce (11/12/08)
Freda Fern Pearce, 87, Brazil, passed away at Clay County Health Center Nov. 11, 2008, at 11:01 p.m., following an extended illness. She was born in Terre Haute on Nov. 10, 1921, to William and Blanche Bryan. On April 1, 1937, she married Donald Pearce, who preceded her in death in 1983...
Raymond Cox Jr. (11/10/08)
Raymond Cox Jr., 86, Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care Nov. 9, 2008. He was born in Brazil, Aug. 12, 1922, to Raymond and Stella Cox. Prior to joining the Army, he married Isabel Lawson, who preceded him in death in 2003. "Grandpa," as he was known to many, served his country in the United States Army, serving in Alaska during World War II. ...
Joseph G. Murphy Jr. (11/07/08)
Joseph G. Murphy Jr., 68, Indianapolis, formerly of Brazil, died Nov. 5, 2008, in Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 14, 1940, in Brazil, the son of Joseph G. and Ella (Henshilwood) Murphy Sr. He worked as a quality inspector for General Motors for 33 years...
Fred William Brown (11/09/08)
Fred William Brown, 77, Brazil, died at 11:37 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Fred was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Clay City, as the son of Fred R. and Ernestine Hines Brown. Following graduation from high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served until his honorable discharge on Aug. 15, 1951...
Luther Julbert (11/09/08)
Luther Julbert, 83, Center Point, died Nov. 7, 2008, at 7:55 p.m., surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Brazil, the son of Prosper Julbert and Josephine Berton Julbert. His parents were immigrants from France and he was among the first generation to be born in the United States...
Ronald E. Allen (11/07/08)
Ronald E. Allen, 51, Brazil, passed away at 5:35 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his residence. He was born Jan. 26, 1957, in Indianapolis, to Jack and Mabel (Lockwood) Allen. He was a self-employed roofer. He is survived by his wife Kaylene (Bowling) Allen, Brazil, daughters Misty Rebecca Allen, Manchester, Ky., and Heather Michelle Marcum, Indianapolis, son Kenneth Ray Marcum II, Indianapolis, sister Rosie Allen, Indianapolis, and eight grandchildren...
Carolyn Hill Kumpf (11/07/08)
Carolyn Hill Kumpf, 64, Deltaville, Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, after a long battle with carcinoid cancer. Carolyn was born and raised in Chicao and graduated from Purdue University. Her husband George, is the son of Carl and Thelma Kumpf, Brazil, and was a 1962 graduate of Brazil High School...
Thomas Grant Lee (11/06/08)
Thomas Grant Lee, 67, Kendallville, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. Mr. Lee was born in Terre Haute, on March 11, 1941, to Archie E. and Lucy Ellen (Vaught) Lee. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1959 and Indiana State University in 1964 with a Bachelor's degree in education. He continued his education and obtained a Master's of Art and Teaching from DePauw University in 1970...
Harold Arthur Moore Jr. (11/05/08)
Harold Arthur Moore Jr., 83, Brazil, died at 4:05 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Harold was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Clay County, Ind., as the son of Arthur and Mayme Rodgers Moore. He was a hard-working man who lived for Christ. He loved fishing and playing horseshoes. He worked in construction and was also a self-employed carpenter. He ministered for several years in the Apostolic Faith...
Mary Frances Monday (11/03/08)
Mary Frances Monday, 89, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, in the loving arms of her daughter, son-in-law and her Therapy Dog, Bentley. "Miss Mary" had been affectionately cared for by the staff of Britthaven Nursing Home, assisted by the compassionate staff of Lake Cumberland Hospice, since January 2007...
Sherman Nichols (11/02/08)
Sherman Nichols, 71, Brazil, passed away at his residence Nov. 1, 2008, following an extended battle with cancer. He was born in Brazil on Oct. 11, 1937, to Sherman and Ruby (Belk) Nichols. He attended Brazil High School and later received his GED. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Army, serving in Panama for several years...
Harold A. Heitz (11/02/08)
Harold A. Heitz, 82, Greenwood, passed away Oct. 31, 2008, at Greenwood Village South. Mr. Heitz was born Dec. 19, 1925, in Mt. Sterling, Ill., to Paul A. and Wilma Landrith Heitz. On Sept. 20, 1944, he married Mildred Hood. She survives. After 28 years at Union Carbide Corp., Harold retired in 1984 as Financial Control Manager. Besides working at Union Carbide, Harold was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood, where he served as an elder and was a member of the choir...
Julie Sue (Stevenson) Coopride (11/02/08)
r Julie Sue (Stevenson) Cooprider, 34, Zanesville, Ohio, originally from Brazil, went home to be with the Lord early Friday morning Oct. 31, 2008, at her parents' home in Brazil surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous four-and-a-half year battle with cancer...