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Obituaries from May 2012

Ralph P. Sutherland Sr. (05/31/12)
Ralph P. Sutherland Sr., 89, Center Point, passed away unexpectedly at Regional Hospital, May 30, 2012. Ralph was born in Clay County, Jan. 29, 1923, the son of Roy P. and Nellie (Head) Sutherland. He married Myrtle V. Batchelor Sept. 25, 1942. In his younger years, Ralph, known to his family as "Yi," worked for Arketex Clay Plant and hauled coal for Gibson Coal Company, both in Clay County...
Spc. Arronn David Fields (05/31/12)
Spc. Arronn David Fields, 27, Knightsville, Ind., died May 21, 2012, in combat while serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army. Arronn was born Nov. 27, 1984, in Clay County, to Jackie R. Airhart Fields and William L. Fields. He attended Northview High School and graduated in 2003. He was greatly loved by many teachers and had many friends...
Obituary Notices (05/28/12)
Freda Mae (Brown) Moon, 75, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, in her home from cancer, surrounded by her family. An informal memorial service will take place Saturday, June 2, at 2 p.m., at Forest Park Shelter No. 10. A sign with the family name will be located on the shelter. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to A.R.N. Cremation Services...
Judith Ann Ferry (05/28/12)
Judith Ann Ferry, 69, Brazil, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Moore Funeral Home was chosen to provide cremation services. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, at the First Christian Church of Staunton...
Diana Kay Grant (05/28/12)
Diana Kay Grant, 58, Brazil, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Exceptional Living Center, Brazil. She was born May 21, 1954, in Brazil, as the daughter of George and Harriett Wright McIndoo. Following graduation from high school, she worked as a waitress at a local restaurant...
Judith Ann Ferry (05/25/12)
Judith Ann Ferry, 69, Brazil, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born July 26, 1942, in Brazil, as the daughter of Arthur George and Helen Irene Howard Ferry. Following graduation from high school, she continued her education at Indiana State University where she earned her bachelor's degree...
Obituary Notices (05/24/12)
Frances Davis Robison, 93, Brazil, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, at the funeral home with burial to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Bee Ridge Church. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family...
George Edward Brown Jr. (05/24/12)
George Edward Brown Jr., 68, Crown Point, Ind., passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral services are Saturday, May 26, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Rees Funeral Home, Winfield Chapel, 10909 Randolph St., Winfield/Crown Point, Ind., 46307, with Rev. Bob Burton officiating...
Frances Davis Robison (05/21/12)
Frances Davis Robison, 93, Brazil, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. She was born June 20, 1918, in Capulin, N.M., as the daughter of Onis Addison and Fannie May Armstrong Davis. Following graduation from high school, she married John Robison June 9, 1939. She was a loving mother and homemaker and had been an active member of the Bee Ridge Church...
M. Louise 'Aunt Duck' Whitkanack Schlegel (05/22/12)
M. Louise "Aunt Duck" Whitkanack Schlegel, 84, Marshall, Ill., formerly of Clay City, passed away at 10:15 a.m., Monday, May 21, 2012, in the Burnsides Community Care Center at Marshall. She was a retired registered nurse last working at Pfizer. She was born Feb. ...
Norman Jerome Hunt (05/21/12)
Norman Jerome Hunt, 93, Brazil, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville. Norman was born Oct. 11, 1918, in Bristol, Conn., as the son of Willard Albert and Ruth Adelaide Hamlin Hunt. Following graduation from high school, Norman attended the University of Connecticut, then he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.in Normandy, Northern France, until his honorable discharge with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel...
Lisa Sue (McCullough) Reynolds (05/18/12)
Lisa Sue (McCullough) Reynolds, 60, Brazil, passed away at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following a brief illness. She was born in Clay County, the daughter of Russell and Letha (Barding) McCullough. Lisa graduated from Staunton High School with the class of 1969 and shortly thereafter graduated from Harrold's Beauty Academy. She married Steven Reynolds Oct. 10, 1970. Lisa worked at Cindy's Guys and Gals as a beauty operator for nearly 10 years retiring in 1998...
Obituary Notices (05/20/12)
John Hubert Nischan, 64, Brazil, passed away May 15, 2012, following a battle with cancer. At his request, cremation services will be provided. Services have been entrusted to French Funeral Home. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory...
John Hubert Nischan (05/17/12)
John Hubert Nischan, 64, Brazil, passed away May 15, 2012, following a battle with cancer. He was born in East Chicago, Ind., the son of Albert and Frances (Barwick) Nischan. After gaining his GED, he attended college for two years. John worked in the roofing industry for a period of time, but most of his career was spent as a fiberglass mold maker...
Harold Leon Rogers (05/17/12)
Harold Leon Rogers, 76, Brazil, went to Heaven May 12, 2012, at home with his family and friends by his side. Services will be Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 11 a.m., at French Funeral Home, with Rev. Al Riegel officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery...
Obituary Notices (05/17/12)
Jack Lee Blann, 76, Oaktown, passed away at 5 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Oaktown Christian Church. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Oaktown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oaktown Fire Department. ...
Harold Leon Rogers (05/16/12)
Harold Leon Rogers, 76, Brazil, went to heaven May 12, 2012, at home with his family and friends by his side. Harold was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Brazil, the son of Raymond Roy Rogers and Mary Jane (Williams) Rogers. He attended Brazil High School. After high school, he served in the United States Army. Following the army, he worked for Conrail Railroad...
Jack Lee Blann (05/15/12)
Jack Lee Blann, 76, Oaktown, passed away at 5 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 13, 1935, in Vincennes, to Rollie Blann and Fidelis (Owens) Blann. He married Opal Hollingsworth July 30, 1955, and she preceded him in death Aug. 8, 2008...
Kent Douglass Johnson (05/15/12)
Kent Douglass Johnson, born Dec. 12, 1942, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012. Kent was born to the late Jesse W. and Nadine Carter Johnson, Dec. 12, 1942, in Indianapolis. Kent attended Broad Ripple High School and Indiana University. He lived in Utah, California, and Brazil, Ind., where he met his wife and companion of 36 years, Diana Johnson (Dee Dee Deakins)...
Shirley Anne Price (05/15/12)
Shirley Anne Price, 84, Brazil, went to Heaven on May 14, 2012. She was born on April 12, 1928, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Morris Walker Hawkins and Gertrude Elizabeth Claffey Hawkins. She lived to serve her Lord and Master and her beloved family...
Arnel Gilbert (05/15/12)
Arnel Gilbert, 89, Terre Haute, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Cobblestone Crossings Health Campus in Terre Haute. He was born May 14, 1922, in Harrogate, Tenn., as the son of Samuel and Sarah "Addie" Fletcher Gilbert. Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from August of 1942 until his Honorable Discharge Jan. 13, 1946...
Freda Mae (Brown) Moon (05/14/12)
Freda Mae (Brown) Moon, 75, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, in her home from cancer, surrounded by her family. An informal memorial service will take place Saturday, June 2, at Forest Park Shelter No. 10. A sign with the family name will be located on the shelter...
Helen Delk (05/14/12)
Helen Delk, 95, Clay City, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Center, Jasonville, Ind. She was born April 19, 1917, in Wilberton, Okla., to the late John and Louise (Knese) Stanko. She attended Lyons schools in Illinois, and was a clerical worker for HY-Grade Packing Company and Link Belt for several years...
Harold Leon Rogers (05/13/12)
Harold Leon Rogers, 76, Brazil, went to Heaven May 12, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. A full obituary will appear in The Brazil Times later this week.
Doris Elizabeth (Reynolds) Brand (05/13/12)
Doris Elizabeth (Reynolds) Brand, 84, passed away at Regional Hospital, May 11, 2012, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Doris was born in Terre Haute, Oct. 8, 1927, the daughter of Harold and Doris (Walton) Reynolds. Doris graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1945...
Janet Kay Farris (05/13/12)
Janet Kay Farris, 65, Brazil, passed away on May 10, 2012, with family and friends by her side. Service will be Monday, May 14, 2012, at 12 p.m., at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City. Burial will follow at Maple Grove cemetery. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., until time of service...
Obituary Notices (05/13/12)
Vera Thornton Pierce, 92, Terre Haute, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence. Visitation will be 10 a.m.--noon Monday, May 14, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at noon Monday with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Ave., Terre Haute, Ind., or The Salvation Army, 234 South 8th St. Terre Haute, Ind. Visit www.moorefuneralhomes.com to send condolences to the family...
Janet Kay Farris (05/11/12)
Janet Kay Farris, 65, Brazil, passed away on May 10, 2012, with family and friends by her side. Janet was born on Aug. 17, 1946, in Brazil, the daughter of Gib and Norma (Bryant) Bishop. She was a part of the Clay City High School graduating class of 1964. ...
Diania J. Musgrave (05/10/12)
Diania J. Musgrave, 64, Staunton, passed away May 10, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Clay County, the daughter of Edward Rightsell and Wilma Jean Haas Rightsell. Diania graduated from Staunton High School, class of 1965, and continued on to Harold's Beauty Academy...
Troy Lee Fields (05/10/12)
Troy Lee Fields, 48, Carbon, Ind., passed away at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis May 8, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Gordon Manion officiating...
Robert G. 'Bob' Proctor (05/10/12)
Robert G. "Bob" Proctor, 86, Indianapolis, passed away May 6, 2012, following an illness. A memorial service will be Monday, May 14, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with Pastor Michael Gross officiating. A burial of cremains will take place at a later date at Center Point Cemetery...
Linda Lee Mitscher (05/10/12)
Linda Lee Mitscher, 63, Greentown, Ind., passed away May 8, 2012, at Howard Regional Hospital, in Kokomo, Ind., with her family by her side. Services will be at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Friday, May 11, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Lehmon Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Friday, from 11 a.m., until time of services. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory...
Vera Thornton Pierce (05/10/12)
Vera Thornton Pierce, 92, Terre Haute, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence. Visitation will be 10 a.m.--noon Monday, May 14, at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at noon Monday with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery...
Joyce G. Christiansen (05/10/12)
Joyce G. Christiansen, 78, formerly of Greencastle, passed away surrounded by her children Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. A visitation is planned for Saturday, May 12, from 1-3 p.m., at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, 602 E. Washington St., Greencastle, with a short memorial service to follow...
Janet Farris (05/10/12)
Janet Farris, 68, Clay City, passed away May 10, 2012, at her home following an illness. A full obituary for Farris will appear in the Saturday, May 12, 2012, issue of The Brazil Times.
Obituary Notices (05/10/12)
Benjamin Dale Barnett, 51, passed away April 22, 2012, in Parker, Ariz. A memorial service in memory of Benjamin will take place Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m., at First Christian Church, 1875 W. United States 40, Brazil. A visitation will take place from 3-4:30 p.m., with a eulogy service with Minister Chris Gregg to follow...
Troy Lee Fields (05/09/12)
Troy Lee Fields, 48, Carbon, Ind., passed away at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis May 8, 2012, with his family and friends by his side. Troy was born Dec. 22, 1963, in Brazil, the son of Bobby L. Fields and Diane G. (Phipps) Fields. He graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Ill., with the class of 1981. ...
Joyce G. Christiansen (05/09/12)
Joyce G. Christiansen, 78, formerly of Greencastle, passed away surrounded by her children Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Harris, Texas, she was the daughter of Allen Guynes and Elva Myrta Stanley Guynes. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1954, and earned her master's degree in microbiology in 1955, both from the University of Houston...
Vera Thornton Pierce (05/09/12)
Vera Thornton Pierce, 92, Terre Haute, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Madison, Ind., as the daughter of Alonzo B. and Mollie Smith Thornton. She married Ned F. Pierce, Brazil, on July 9, 1938, in Lexington, Ind., and they shared 62 wonderful years together. ...
Linda Lee Mitscher (05/09/12)
Linda Lee Mitscher, 63, Greentown, Ind., passed away May 8, 2012, at Howard Regional Hospital, in Kokomo, Ind., with her family by her side. Linda was born in Vigo County Aug. 26, 1948. Linda married Danny Mitscher Nov. 21, 1967. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aide at several nursing homes including: Gifford Nursing Home, Illinois, Holly Hill Health Care, Brazil, and Arbor Court, Iowa...
Robert G. 'Bob' Proctor (05/09/12)
Robert G. "Bob" Proctor, 86, Indianapolis, passed away May 6, 2012, following an illness. Bob was born June 15, 1925, the son of James and Pauline (Peyton) Proctor. He was a part of the Brazil High School graduating class of 1943, where he was president of the class his junior year...
Robert G. 'Bob' Proctor (05/08/12)
Robert G. "Bob" Proctor, 86, Indianapolis, passed away May 6, 2012, following an illness. A full obituary will run in the Thursday issue of The Brazil Times. A memorial service will be Monday, May 14, 2012, from 1-4 p.m., at French Funeral Home.
Robert R. Rutledge Jr. (05/08/12)
Robert R. Rutledge Jr., 45, Terre Haute, passed away at 2:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in his residence. He was born in Terre Haute June 17, 1966, to Robert Rutledge Sr., and Alice Dunn Rutledge. He was a machine operator at AET for 15 years. He is survived by his father Robert Rutledge Sr. ...
Deloris 'Jane' Laswell (05/07/12)
Deloris "Jane" Laswell, Brazil, daughter of Ralph and Mary Mustard, wife of Robert L. Laswell, passed away May 6, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family, which included daughter Carylon Smith (Joe), son Gene Laswell, son Darwin Laswell (Barbara), daughter Tracy Withers (Kevin), daughter Cindy Wallen, daughter Beverly Moeller (Kevin), son Dale Laswell, and daughter Terri Neeriemer (Jim)...
Freda Mae (Brown) Moon (05/01/12)
Freda Mae (Brown) Moon, 75, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, in her home from cancer, surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in Brazil, Ind., to Elmer and Jennie Brown, who preceded her in death. Freda lived most of her adult life in Clermont, Ind., where she raised her girls and worked for Thomas and Betts...
Wendell L. Craig Sr. (05/01/12)
Wendell L. Craig Sr., Indianapolis, passed away April 29, 2012. He was born Feb. 23, 1932, in Brazil. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and grandson Jeremy. Survivors include his children Connie Ashcraft, Cindy Stafford, and Wendell Jr., grandchildren Betsy, Becky, David, Gary, Stacy and Jenny, and eight great-grandchildren...
Norman 'Scott' Frost (05/01/12)
Norman "Scott" Frost, 66, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Putnam County Hospital. Funeral services will take place Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Pastor William Best officiating. Interment will follow services at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery...