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Obituaries from June 2010

Thomas B. Weddle (06/28/10)
Richard Clayton White (06/30/10)
Richard Clayton White, 84, Brazil, died at 9:16 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2010, at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Owen County, as the son of Ismael O. and Mary Alice Staley White. He graduated from Patricksburg High School and continued with vocational training in electronics. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the 303rd Infantry Regi8ment, 97th Infantry Division until his Honorable Discharge Feb. 1, 1946. He married Florence L. Frye Dec. 31, 1950, in Coal City...
Jeffrey Scott Hoke (06/29/10)
Jeffrey Scott Hoke, 43, Carbon, passed away June 26, 2010, in Owen County, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Sept. 17, 1966, in Brazil, the son of Elmo Sr. and Eva Jean (Darling) Hoke. Jeff attended Van Buren High School and later moved to Mesa, Ariz., where he worked as an auto parts driver for CarQuest Autoparts. ...
Clarence R. Nussel (06/29/10)
Clarence R. Nussel, 101, Ft. Wayne, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 26, surrounded by family. Born in Brazil, he graduated from Brazil High School in 1926, and moved to Ft. Wayne in 1929. He graduated as a toolmaker from the Ft. Wayne GE Apprentice School...
William Freeman (06/28/10)
William Freeman, 75, of Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital's emergency room June 28, 2010 from an apparent heart attack. He was born in Clay City, Aug. 15, 1934, the son of Russell and Lora (Greenwell) Freeman. He attended Clay City High School before joining the United States Air Force. Bill married Barbara Bond Sept. 1, 1951. She preceded him in death May 14, 1993...
William D. Farris (06/27/10)
William D. Farris, 76, Brazil, died Sunday at the Exceptional Living Center. Mr. Farris was born May 29, 1934, in Brazil, the son of Stanley and Vada (Flockhart) Farris. William was a retired truck driver with Roadway Trucking Company and the former manager of the Dirtbuster car wash...
Jeffrey Scott Hoke (06/27/10)
Jeffrey Scott Hoke, 43, Carbon, passed away June 26, 2010, in Owen County, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Services are pending at Lawson-Miller Chapel.
June E. Mormans (06/21/10)
Gailard Cleon Nees (06/23/10)
Gailard Cleon Nees, 94, Elkhart, Ind., died at 4:20 a.m., Tuesday (June 22, 2010), at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1915, in Poland, to Hugh H. and Verna Mae (Hauck) Nees. On Aug. 6, 1939, in Poland, he married Florence Clara Ahlemeyer. She survives along with daughter Donna (Rev. Dr. William) Hemmig, Elkhart, grandchildren Christopher Hemmig, Columbus, Ohio, Erin (Michael) Paul, Muncie, and Anna Hemmig, Elkhart, and great-grandchild Elijah Paul...
Irene Gorham (06/22/10)
Irene Gorham, 98, died Monday, June 21, 2010, at the St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born March 28, 1912, in Montgomery, Ind., to Nicholus and Thresa Bernice Cone Petroff. On Dec. 11, 1945, she was married to Paul O. Gorham, who preceded her. She was a homemaker and a 50-plus year member of the Eastern Star...
Gregory D. Barnett (06/21/10)
Gregory D. Barnett, 58, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1952, in Kokomo, to Donald A. and Johanna Keegan Barnett. He was a police officer with the Terre Haute International Airport and formerly the Brazil Police Department. He was the first K-9 Police officer in Brazil with K-9 officer "Bobby."...
John Marcus Tharp (06/21/10)
John Marcus Tharp, 38, Terre Haute, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010. He was born Sept. 12, 1971, in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by Robbin Tharp and their children Meghan and Johnathon Tharp. He is also survived by his parents John M. and Sherri Tharp, Coppell, Texas, and mother Penny Price Tharp, Staunton. Also, sister Sheree' L. Dickison and her children Austin, Tyler and Brockton, all of Brazil, and several other nieces and nephews, family members and circle of caring friends...
Beulah F. Funk (06/21/10)
Beulah F. Funk, 81, Terre Haute, passed away Sunday afternoon at the Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Vincennes, to John Huebner and Agnes Bowman Huebner. Her husband, Leonard Funk, passed away in 2001. She is survived by daughter Deanna Strader, sons David and Dennis Funk, brother Paul Huebner, sister Mary Needham, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews...
Elizabeth Sue Coltharp (06/20/10)
Elizabeth Sue Coltharp, 72, Brazil, died at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, June 19, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. She was born May 16, 1938, in Brazil, as the daughter of Clifford and Louise Moore LeMay. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Coltharp, daughter Cathy Walker, sisters Beverly Jean, Marlene and Joe Ann Brown, and brother Malcolm LeMay...
David Clive Girton (06/15/10)
Mazo Scharf Modesitt (06/16/10)
Mazo Scharf Modesitt, Knightsville, passed away June 16, 2010, at 7:45 a.m., at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. She had been a resident there since 2008. Mazo had recently celebrated her 105th birthday. Mazo was born June 7, 1905, in Jackson Twp, the daughter of Will and Nora Siegelin Scharf. She was united in marriage to Orville Modesitt on April 17, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1974...
George I. Bell (06/14/10)
George I. Bell, 85, Cambridge City, Ind., passed away in his home June 10, 2010. George Irdell Bell was born April 3, 1925, in New Pairs, Ohio, to Ora E. Bell and Nellis Smart Bell. George was a member of the "greatest generation." He grew up during the great depression. Young George joined the United States Navy at age 17 where he served on the fast attack aircraft carrier, USS Beileau Wood and destroyer USS Harden under Admiral "Bull" Halsey in the Pacific during World War II...
Tommy L. Simpson (06/14/10)
Edith L. Majors Pugh (06/14/10)
Stanley R. Hunt (06/11/10)
Stanley R. Hunt, 78, Brazil, passed away June 11, 2010, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, following a battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Brazil, the son of John Robert and Hazel Marie (Moore) Hunt. Stan graduated from Staunton High School in 1949. ...
Richard Lee "Dick" Lightfoot (06/11/10)
Richard Lee "Dick" Lightfoot, 78, Bowling Green, passed away June 10, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 4, 1931, in Tipton County, the son of Cleon D. Lightfoot and Alta Sutton Lightfoot (Osborn). Growing up, he was interested in sports and helping his dad in his garage...
Jimmy Owen (06/11/10)
Jimmy Owen, 59, Danville, formerly of Reelsville, passed away June 9, 2010. Born Nov. 27, 1950, in Reelsville, he was the son of William and Nancy Owen. He was a craftsman for Klepte Aluminum 25 years before retiring. His passion in life was being a father and a musician...
Dorothy Mae Burk (06/11/10)
Dorothy Mae Burk, 87, Brazil, died at 12:10 a.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. She was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Brazil, as the daughter of David F. and Emma Burk. Following graduation from high school, she was employed as an office clerk at area coal company offices...
George Noble "Nobe" Butler (06/09/10)
George Noble "Nobe" Butler, 98, Brazil, passed away June 8, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He had been a resident at the Clay Health Center and the Exceptional Living Center for the past seven years. Nobe was born in Parke County, the son of George Washington Butler and Henrietta Thomas Butler. ...
Carl K. Morlan (06/08/10)
Carl K. Morlan, 86, formerly of Reelsville, passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer's. His family was at his side in California. Carl and his wife Norma Bond Morlan, who survives him, had been married for 64 years. Carl was a former resident of Reelsville, where he was a school bus driver for a number of years and was also known for his auctioneer career...
Arley "Bud" W. Pierce (06/07/10)
Arley "Bud" W. Pierce Jr., 72, Brazil, died unexpectedly June 6, 2010. He was born Oct. 3, 1937, in Clay County, the son of Arley W. Pierce Sr., and Thelma Eldridge Pierce. He graduated from high school, and then worked at Arketex. He served in the United States Army from 1961-66. On July 24, 1970, he married Pamela Lumsdon...
Jacquelyn Elaine Dickison (06/02/10)
Thomas Arville Trotter (06/02/10)
Thomas Arville Trotter, also known as Brother Noah, 75, Brazil, went to be with the Lord at 1:40 a.m., May 31, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Columbus, Ind., as the son of Arville and Magdalene Jones Trotter. ...
Mark A. Lucas (06/01/10)
Mark A. Lucas, 59, Evansville, formerly of Knightsville, died unexpectedly May 30, 2010, at his residence. He was born Jan. 16, 1951, in Clay County, the son of Kenneth and Betty Hays Lucas. He graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1969. As a young man, he attended the Nazarene Church. ...
Ruth L. Schrader (06/01/10)
Ruth L. Schrader, 92, Carbon, passed away May 28, 2010, at 5:15 p.m., at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Clement Pichon and Rose DeBarbar Pichon. She graduated from Oakwood High School and helped on the family farm. ...
Robert Franklin Parrish Sr. (06/01/10)
Robert Franklin Parrish Sr., 81, Indianapolis, formerly of Putnamville and Greencastle, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness. Born Dec. 1, 1928, he was the son of Robert Joseph Parrish and Mildred Lorene Alvord Parrish. His stepmother was Lola Margaret Hardman Parrish...