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Obituaries from September 2011

Carl Parks Jr. (09/27/11)
Carl Parks Jr., 91, Centerpoint, passed away September 27, 2011, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Carl was born July 21, 1920, in Clay City, the son of Carl and Vestah (Starrett) Parks. He married Naomi Rosella Wells December 11, 1937. ...
Charles Willard Burgess (09/26/11)
Charles Willard Burgess, 68, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a short-term illness. Charles was born Sept. 26, 1942, to Henry and Ella Burgess. He graduated from Gerstmeyer in 1960. Following high school, Charles went into the Army Reserves for eight years...
Robert William Macbeth (09/26/11)
Robert William Macbeth, 84, lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away at St. Vincent Clay Hospital Sept. 25, 2011. Bill was born Nov. 3, 1926, the son of Frank A. and Ada Fern (Giltz) Macbeth. He graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1945. While in high school, he played on the football team and was a member of the National Honor Society...
Virginia Overstreet (09/23/11)
Funeral services for Virginia Overstreet have been scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Okla. Rev. Don T. Johnson will officiate. Burial will be 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at the National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson, Okla., under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home...
Virginia Ruth (Fretz) Stant (09/23/11)
Virginia Ruth (Fretz) Stant, 93, passed away in New Castle, Ind., Wednesday evening, Sept. 21, 2011, at the Woodlands at Forest Ridge, where she has lived for the past four years. A daughter of the late Anthony and Ora (LaSelle) Fretz, Virginia was born in Sugar Ridge Township, Center Point, March 16, 1918...
Tina Michelle (Bedwell) Bullock (09/19/11)
Tina Michelle (Bedwell) Bullock, 45, Brazil, passed away at home, Sept. 18, 2011, following a valiant battle with cancer. Tina was born April 16, 1966, in Sullivan, Ind., the daughter of Ronald and Barbara (Keaton) Bedwell. Tina graduated from Dugger Union High School with the class of 1984. She later attended classes receiving certificates in Social Services, Certified Nurses Assistant and Director of Activities...
Dorothy Dean Robison Miller (09/19/11)
Dorothy Dean Robison Miller, 90, Danville, Ill., formerly of Clay County, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. She was the sister of Mildred Rittinghouse.
Mary Rose Hill (09/18/11)
Mary Rose Hill, 72, Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Springhill Village in Terre Haute. She was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Paris, Ill., as the daughter of James C. and Anna Christine Heckler Ogle. She graduated from The Laboratory School at ISU in Terre Haute...
Joan Phillips (09/18/11)
Joan Phillips, 83, Brownsburg, left this world to join her husband and her Lord Jesus Sept. 16, 2011. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Lawrence, her eldest son, Dennis, grandsons Jeremy Ray and Keith Allen Phillips, a sister and two brothers...
Philip Giltz (09/16/11)
Philip Giltz, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Livingston Hospital, Salem, Ky. Philip was born and raised in Brazil and loved his hometown and had great pride in it. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1955. His love for scouting as a youth earned him their highest honor, Eagle Scout...
Katherine M. Elder (09/14/11)
Katherine M. Elder, 97, Florence, Ky., formerly of Staunton, died September 14, 2011 in Florence, KY. Katherine graduated from Glenn High School and later Wabash Business College, Terre Haute. She married Paul Elder, and together they owned and operated Elder Grocery Store and post office in Staunton for 38 years...
Lucy M. Heck (09/13/11)
Lucy M. Heck, Delray Beach, Fla., passed away Sept. 8, 2011. She was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Brazil. She graduated from Brazil High School in 1934 and moved to Zanesville, Ohio, in 1936. She was employed by Armco Steel Corporation for 42 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Zanesville Country Club and Cypress Creek Country Club of Florida...
Anna Lucille Wells (09/12/11)
Anna Lucille Wells, 96, Riley, died Sept. 11, 2011, at 4:45 a.m., at her home with her family beside her. She was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Edwardsville, Ill., the daughter of John Warner and Artie Orman Warner. On Dec. 16, 1934, she married Wilson Wells...
Patricia Gail Hogan (09/13/11)
Patricia Gail Hogan, 76, Terre Haute, died on September 12. Patricia was born on August 4, 1935, to Ray W. Tennis and Katherine T. Klein Tennis. She married Jerry M. Hogan on July 30, 1954, and they were preparing to celebrate 57 years of marriage together before his death July 16, 2011...
Christian Alexander Watkins (09/12/11)
Christian Alexander Watkins Christian Alexander Watkins, 16, Harmony, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, following a tragic accident. Christian was born Sept. 5, 1995, to the parents of Roy Eugene Watkins Jr. and Tessa Jo (Edwards) Bernard. He attended North Clay Middle School, where he was active in band, football and track...
Olivia Grace Jolly (09/12/11)
Olivia Grace Jolly, born Sept. 2, 2011, the infant daughter of Billy and Samantha Jolly, passed away Sept. 11, 2011, at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. Olivia is survived by her parents, sisters Taylor Jolly and Riley Jolly and brother Wyatt Jolly, maternal grandparents Sherri and Thomas Payne and James and Cindy Watson, paternal grandparents Billy and Bessie Green, maternal great-grandparents Bill and Sandy Monce and Janet Monce and Diane Evans, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Allen David Grover (09/11/11)
Allen David Grover, 73, Terre Haute, passed away Sept. 8, 2011, at 2:12 p.m. Allen was born in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 6, 1937, the son of Allen Thomas and Mary Louis (Bobbitt) Grover. Allen served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged Aug. 26, 1958, and returned home to work in the printing industry...
Mary Louise Phipps (09/12/11)
Mary Louise Phipps, 88, Carbon, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at her residence. She was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Carbon, as the daughter of Ira Wayne and Nora Hillis Reynolds. She graduated from Van Buren High School. She married Ishmael Phipps April 3, 1942...
William 'Bill' J. Hammer (09/12/11)
William "Bill" J. Hammer, 76, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, following a brief illness. Bill was born Jan. 13, 1935, in South Bend, Ind., the son of Frederick and Loretto (Williams) Hammer. Bill served his country in the United States Navy for two years before being honorably discharged in 1956...
Lucille Martin (09/11/11)
Lucille Martin, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 83, Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Indianapolis. She was born Nov. 15, 1927, in Pitt County, North Carolina, as the daughter of David H. and Mary Etta (Webber) May. Following graduation from high school, she married Dale B. Martin, who has preceded her in death...
Magalene M. 'Maggie' McClelland (09/11/11)
Magalene M. "Maggie" McClelland, 87, Brazil, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Butler County, Kentucky, to Willie Shannon Crowder and Mary Elizabeth "Bird" Haynes Crowder. Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, two sisters, her husband Ernest McClelland and daughter Hilda Lee Chapman...
Joanne Ruth Rogers (09/08/11)
Joanne Ruth Rogers, 77, Carbon, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Pittwood, Ill., the daughter of Francis K. Elliott and Alpha (Compton) Elliott. She lived in the Carbon area for 15 years...
Sandra Sue Redenbarger Lencke (09/07/11)
Sandra Sue Redenbarger Lencke, 64, Brownsburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. Born in Brazil, Ind., Sandy was a remarkable woman, one whose humor and kindness touched many lives. She was many things to many people: A dedicated teacher for 35 years, a loving wife for 41 years, a devoted sister, an amazing mother, the best grandma ever and a friend to all...
William James Pearce Jr. (09/06/11)
William James Pearce Jr., 72, Brazil, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born April 20, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of William James and Kathryn Warner Pearce Jr. Following graduation from high school and two years of college, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for the next 30 years, including service during the Vietnam War...
George E. Fuller (09/06/11)
George E. Fuller, Brazil, 88, died Sept. 5, at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. George was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Portage, Pa., to Edward McKinley Fuller and Elizabeth Lee Fuller. He married Dorene Hazen Nov. 23, 1947, and they have spent 63 wonderful years together...
Jay Stevens (09/06/11)
Jay Stevens, 63, Brazil, passed away at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, Sept. 5, 2011. She was born Sept. 29, 1947, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of James "Coach" and Mary I. (Murnane) Huter. Jay graduated from Henryville High School, Henryville, Ind., with the class of 1965...
Billy Easter (09/05/11)
Billy Easter, 86, passed away Sept. 3, 2011, following a tragic mower accident. He was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Saline City, the son of Walter Easter and Mary Harr Easter. He attended Ashboro and Saline City schools. He married Doris Barnhart. Bill worked at Allison's General Motors, plant 5, in Indianapolis, for 43 years, retiring in 1986...
William James Pearce Jr. (09/05/11)
William James Pearce Jr., 72, Brazil, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born April 20, 1939, in Brazil, as the son of William James and Kathryn Warner Pearce Jr. Following graduation of high school and two years of college, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served for the next 30 years...
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring (09/01/11)
Virginia Kathryn Craft Spelbring, 89, passed quietly Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Greencastle. She was born March 22, 1922, in Manhattan, Ind., as the daughter of Cecil and Ruth (Hutcheson) Craft. She lived her entire life in the Putnam and Clay county region, living near Poland after marrying Harold E. Spelbring March 22, 1942...