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Obituaries from October 2011

Sara Ann Silvers (10/30/11)
Sara Ann Silvers, 34, Berea, Ky., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Brazil. She was born May 4, 1977, in Kansas City, Kan., as the daughter of Lori Tullis Cox. She was married to Andrew "Drew" Silvers, Brazil, June 22, 2002, in Kansas City, Kan. She was preceded in death by her uncle, Ronni Tullis...
William M. Walter (10/30/11)
William M. Walter, 70, Center Point, passed away at 12:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in his residence. He was born in Terre Haute, Jan. 7, 1941, to Lee Walter and Margaret Campbell Walter. He is survived by his wife Penelope Walter, son Robert Walter, Morgantown, W. Va., and daughter Katherine Songer (and husband Aaron), Huntingburg, Ind...
E. Lucille Smith (10/29/11)
E. Lucille Smith, 98, Brazil, and formerly of Carbon, passed away at home Oct. 28, 2011, with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in Carbon, Ind., the daughter of Fred and Grace (McQueen) Wells. Lucille married Dan Smith, May 4, 1932. Together they had five children...
Valera M. (Jenkns) Albright (10/26/11)
Valera M. (Jenkins) Albright, 81, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center. Mrs. Albright was born in Brazil the daughter of John R. Sr. and Lucille (Meiring) Jenkins. Valera graduated from Brazil High School and was a homemaker. Mrs. Albright was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles R. "Jake" Albright, brother, John R. "Roddy" Jenkins and grandson, Brynn Albright...
Rolene Moore (10/26/11)
Rolene Moore, 89, Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital, in the early morning of Oct. 26, 2011, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1921, the daughter of Roll and Dora (King) Moore. Rolene graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1940 and received a Bachelors Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1944 in education. ...
Ernest 'Ernie' Bert Erwin (10/26/11)
Ernest "Ernie" Bert Erwin, 67, Harmony, passed away suddenly, Oct. 25, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Ernie was born in Frederick, Md., June 16, 1944, the son of Lebert and Wilma (Barnett) Erwin. Ernie's family moved to Indiana when he was very young. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1962 and later Porter Business College...
Karlin G. 'Jake' Fatch (10/23/11)
Karlin G. "Jake" Fatch, 83, Indianapolis, passed away Oct. 19, 2011. He was born in Center Point Aug. 20, 1928, to the late George A. and Mary (Fischer) Fatch. He is survived by son Morris K. Fatch (Christi), Plainfield, daughters Mary B. Fatch, Indianapolis, Joyce L. Douthit (Richard), Plainfield, and Jean L. Thomas, Plainfield, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister Joan Youngblood (Owen), Center Point, and many nieces and nephews...
Sophia L. Carpenter (10/23/11)
Sophia L. Carpenter, 93, Brazil, died Oct. 22, 2011, in the emergency room of St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She had been a resident of Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility for the past five years. Sophia was born in Terre Haute, Sept. 6, 1918, the daughter of Cecil and Mae Tate Mitchell...
Ben White (10/21/11)
Ben White, 82, Spencer, passed away at Owen Valley Health Campus, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. He was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Knightsville, to Lenard Arthur and Jane (Wallace) White. Ben was a 1947 graduate of Spencer High School. He served in the National Guard...
Clayton Levi Cochran (10/20/11)
Clayton Levi Cochran, 104, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Oct. 15, 2011, in Florida. Born in Clark County, Iowa, July 3, 1907, he enjoyed farm life as a boy, attended Osceola High School and Drake University, preparing for a career in sales...
Cameron Trevor Cesinger (10/20/11)
Cameron Trevor Cesinger, 33, Brazil, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Indianapolis. He was born July 24, 1978, in Brazil, as the son of Robert M. and Sharon E. Rowe Cesinger. Following graduation from high school, he began a career building floating docks and marinas across the nation...
Vincent Charles Bryan (10/19/11)
Vincent Charles Bryan passed away Oct. 17, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, at the young age of five months. Vincent was born on May 23, 2011, the son of James Bryan and Chelsea Barnett. Vincent had a shortened life but impacted more people in his short five months than most people do through their life...
George W. Bell (10/19/11)
George W. Bell, 84, Brazil, passed away Oct. 19, 2011, at 12:30 a.m., at the Waters in Greencastle. He had fought a battle with cancer for the past three years and had only been at the Waters for one day. He was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Clay County, the son of George F. ...
Louretta Begeman (10/18/11)
Louretta Begeman, 87, Brazil, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in the Exceptional Living Center of Brazil. She was born in Bicknell, Ind., April 17, 1924, to Hugh Barton and Mary Taylor Barton. She graduated from Bicknell High School and continued her education at Union Hospital, becoming a registered nurse...
Donald Wendell Dowell (10/18/11)
Donald Wendell Dowell, 76, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born March 6, 1935, in Brazil, as the son of John "Jack" and Charlotte Dowell. He worked in area clay plants, including American Virtified and also at Ringo Sawmill...
Joseph Mecila (10/17/11)
Joseph Mecila, 89 years young, Brazil, passed away Oct. 16, 2011, after a brief illness, at the home of his son, surrounded by his family and love. He was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Kankakee, Ill., to the late John and Josephine Maggio Mecila. He resided in the Kannkakee area until 1983...
James Edward Pell (10/13/11)
James Edward "Jim" Pell passed peacefully at home on Oct. 13, 2011, surrounded by his family. Jim was born Sept. 17, 1929, to John B. and Hila (Eberwein) Pell in Clay County. He graduated from Van Buren High School in 1948, where he excelled in Basketball. He was a lifelong Blue Devil...
Marvin Campbell (10/12/11)
Marvin Campbell, 79, Brazil, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Union Hospital with his family by his side. Marvin was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Clay County the son of Herman and Enola Campbell. He attended Ashboro High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Aug. 21, 1954, he married Madonna Royer Campbell. Together they have farmed and raised their family in Clay County...
Joseph C. Thomas (10/12/11)
Joseph C. Thomas, "Papa Joe" born to Alfred and Geneva Carter Thomas on April 11, 1929, died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, with his family by his side. Joe was 82. He graduated from Cory High School in 1947 where he played basketball. He attended Indiana State University, and became an I-Man lettering in baseball. The war called, and he served 2 years in the Korean War...
Skip Taylor (10/11/11)
Skip Taylor, 59, Brazil, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8. Skip worked at Sutherland and Sons, Inc., Walmart Distribution and Great Dane Trailers. He also worked at Hunter's Lounge. He chose to always work jobs that kept him outdoors. In his Harley days, he road with his buddies and his gang on his 1964 Pan Head...
Allen D. Funk (10/05/11)
Allen D. Funk, 53, Harmony, passed away Oct. 4, 2011, at the Exceptional Living Center. He was born June 18, 1958, in Brazil, the son of Everett and Norma J. Wolford Funk. He graduated from Van Buren High School, Class of 1976. He was a member of the Benwood Mt. ...
Josephine Jean Cassidy (10/04/11)
Josephine Jean Cassidy, 85, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Lodi, N. J., as the daughter of Michael and Mildred Cerbo Torre. She worked in her family owned restaurants, Salerno's in Garfield, N.J., and in Miramar, Fla. She had also worked in Terre Haute, at CBS Records and K-Mart...
Lorene M. Moon (10/03/11)
Lorene M. Moon, 76, Clay City, passed away Oct. 2, 2011, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. Lorene was born in Clay City, Sept. 24, 1935, the daughter of Herman and Bessie (Chambers) Luther. Lorene graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1954...