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Obituaries from August 2012

Edward Eugene 'Smoke' Weis (08/31/12)
Edward Eugene "Smoke" Weis Jr., 55, Brazil, passed away at Roudebush Veterans Medical Center, in Indianapolis, following an apparent heart attack. He was born in Joliet, Ill., Jan. 1, 1957, the son of Edward Eugene and Laveda (Raines) Weis Sr. Edward graduated from high school in Colorado and furthered his education through the military. He served in the United States Army from 1974 through 1978; he was honorably discharge as a Corporal...
Martha L. Hester McKenzie (08/30/12)
Martha L. Hester McKenzie, Brazil, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, after a lengthy illness. Martha was the fifth daughter born to Santy and Rose Evans Hester on June 12, 1938, in Russellville. She was a graduate of Russellville High School with the class of 1956. She was married to Larry McKenzie Dec. 8, 1972. To this union was born a son, Phillip, Staunton, and a daughter, Michelle (Gregg) Chandler, Spencer. She was divorced Dec. 23, 1983...
Dennis L. Rawley (08/28/12)
Dennis L. Rawley, 79, Clay City, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 2012. He was surrounded by his wife and four daughters. He will be remembered as a hard working and fun-loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with family and took great pride in his garden...
Kenneth L. Phyne (08/29/12)
Kenneth L. Phyne, 73, Brazil, passed away Aug. 24, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., at his residence. He was born May 12, 1939, in Brazil, the son of William Carlisle Phyne and Alberta Irene Lowrey Phyne. He graduated from Staunton High School. While in high school, he attended Culver Military Academy during the summer months...
Lloyd Leon 'Pete' Witt (08/28/12)
Lloyd Leon "Pete" Witt, 86, passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born June 2, 1926, in Vigo County, to Opha and Emma Witt. Pete graduated from Staunton High School in 1944, and later worked for Thiokol Chemical Company on the Minute Man Missile...
Dennis L. Rawley (08/27/12)
Dennis L. Rawley, 79, Clay City, went to be with the Lord Aug. 27, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home.
Arthur Wesley Pollard (08/23/12)
Arthur Wesley Pollard, 87, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly, Aug. 22, 2012, at 3:05 p.m., in his residence. He was born November 22, 1924, in Coal City, the son of Aaron Wesley Pollard and Christene Stantz Pollard. He served his country in both the Air Force and the U.S. Army. Arthur worked as a machinist for Peerless Pump in Indianapolis for many years before retiring in 1989...
Jane Mercer (08/22/12)
Jane Mercer, 92, a lifelong resident of Brazil, passed away at Cloverleaf Health Care, in Knightsville, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. She was born in Brazil, July 17, 1920, the daughter of Harvey Kingery and Mary Barbara (McGranahan) Kingery. She married John Mercer April 10, 1940; he preceded her in death in 1971...
Faith Marie Hofmann (08/21/12)
Faith Marie Hofmann, infant daughter born into her mother's arms at 9:03 a.m., Aug. 17, 2012, and born into the arms of Jesus at 10:48 a.m., Aug. 17, 2012. She is the daughter of Morgan Mae Hofmann, Brazil, and fiance Ryan Lawson, Brazil. Grandparents are Anji Taylor and husband Jim, Brazil, Mark Hofmann and wife Julie, Ashmore, Ill., great-grandparents Helen Winkler, Jerry and Lynn Winkler, and Emma Hofmann, aunts and uncles Markie Hofmann (levi), Dakota Hofmann, Chris Lawler, Kahleah Lawler, Jason Lawler (Courtney), Crystal Taylor, Megan Westfall and Taleigh Taylor, several cousins and extended family.. ...
Regina Lynn Gibbens (08/20/12)
Regina Lynn Gibbens, 54, Clay City, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at 10:45 p.m., at her home. Regina was born Dec. 5, 1957, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Eugene L. and Helen Veronica (Colderbank) Pine. Regina was a 1976 graduate of Marshall High School in Marshall, Ill., and graduated from Ivy Tech in 1978 with a degree as a Lab Technician. ...
Charlotte Ann Pickett (08/19/12)
Charlotte Ann Pickett, 73, Brazil, passed away Aug. 16, 2012. She died at Regional Hospital following a short battle with pancreatic cancer, of which she was just diagnosed in June. Services for Charlotte will be Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Brazil. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at Lawson-Miller Chapel from 4-8 p.m...
Doris 'Dody' (Bennett) Patrick (08/19/12)
Doris "Dody" (Bennett) Patrick, 90, Brazil died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. She had been in declining health for the past several years. Services for Dody will be Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel with the Rev. Richard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery...
Charlotte Ann Pickett (08/17/12)
Charlotte Ann Pickett, 73, Brazil, passed away Aug. 16, 2012. She died at Regional Hospital following a short battle with pancreatic cancer, of which she was just diagnosed in June. She was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Brazil, the daughter of Benjamin Raybould and Lottie Viola Anderson Raybould...
Doris 'Dody' (Bennett) Patrick (08/17/12)
Doris "Dody" (Bennett) Patrick, 90, Brazil died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. She had been in declining health for the past several years. Born Aug. 28, 1921, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Gordon and Marie (Fox) Bennett. She was a member of the former Forest Avenue United Methodist Church and currently Peniel United Methodist Church...
Edward J. Ruhe (08/16/12)
Edward J. Ruhe, 73, Brazil, passed away on Aug. 15, 2012, at 4:59 p.m., at home with his family by his side. Ed was born on June 13, 1939, in Ferdinand, Ind., the son of Edward H. and Mary D. (Young) Ruhe. He graduated from Ferdinand High School in 1957 and joined the Army National Guard. ...
Charlotte Ann Guthrie (08/16/12)
Charlotte Ann Guthrie, 67, Brazil, Ind., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in a motor vehicle accident on State Road 42 in Clay County. She was born Sept. 10, 1945, in Vermillion County, Ind., as the daughter of Roy Earl and Joyce Rose Eberle Rightsell. ...
Merry Richardson (08/15/12)
Merry Richardson, 67, Brazil, passed away on Aug. 14, 2012, at Union Hospital, following a long battle with COPD, with her family by her side. Merry was born Dec. 8, 1944, the daughter of Hardy Langley and Ruby (White) Langley. She was raised in Morgan County and then moved to Clay County in the 1980's. She was a nurse's aide and a homemaker...
Floyd Elmer Thompson Jr. (08/13/12)
Floyd Elmer Thompson Jr., 82, Brazil, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 13, 2012, at 1 a.m., at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He had been a patient at Kindred Transitional Care at Southwood Healthcare Facility in Terre Haute, where he was trying to recover from many health problems...
Margaret Smith Schopmeyer (08/09/12)
Margaret Smith Schopmeyer, 93, Brazil, formerly of the Poland, Ind., area, passed away Aug. 9, 2012, at the Village of Avon. She was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Poland, Ind., the late Harry and Minnie (Cagle) Altemiller. On April 3, 1936, she married Kenneth "Peck" Smith. He preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1962...
Jesse Hoke (08/12/12)
Jesse Hoke, 22, Brazil, joined his dad, Aug. 8, 2012, following a motorcycle accident in Terre Haute. Services will be at the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. Friends are welcome to join Jesse's family on his final ride to Calcutta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Financial Bank, 7995 N. State Road 59 Brazil, Ind., 47834, in care of Jessie Hoke fund...
Jesse Hoke (08/10/12)
Jesse Hoke, 22, Brazil, joined his dad, Aug. 8, 2012, following a motorcycle accident in Terre Haute. Jesse was born Oct. 22, 1989, in Clay County, the son of Jeffrey Scott and Sarah A. (Batchelor) Hoke. He graduated from Northview High School with the class of 2008. Jesse worked for The Pool Shop, McDonald's and had been working as a "swine technician" for Lyon Farms for the past several years...
Thomas William Tiefel (08/10/12)
Thomas William Tiefel, 80, North Little Rock, Ark., passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Arkansas Hospice in Little Rock surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services took place Saturday, Aug. 4, at First United Methodist Church, North Little Rock, and interment was at Rest Hills Memorial Garden, Sherwood, Ark. ...
Tate Matthew Flick (08/08/12)
Tate Matthew Flick, born Aug. 7, 2012, the son of Ryan Matthew and Erin (Skaruppa) Flick, has gone to be with his creator The Lord Jesus Christ. Tate leaves behind his parents Ryan and Erin Flick, Brazil, maternal grandmother Cindy Agnew Skaruppa, Portland, Ore., maternal grandfather Steve Skaruppa, Greenwood, Ind., paternal grandmother Kay Warner, Brazil, Ind., paternal grandfather Mike Flick, Elnora, Ind., as well as many extended family members. ...
Conner James Ray (08/08/12)
Baby Conner James Ray, was born and died on Aug. 5, 2012, at St. Vincent Women's Center in Indianapolis. He was the son of Patty Powell and James Ray, Jr. Survivors include his mom and dad, grandparents Kimberly and Bradley Powell, Poland, James Ray, Sr. ...
John A. Randall (08/08/12)
John A. Randall, 69, Brazil, passed away at 8:16 a.m., on Aug. 7, 2012. He was born Aug.5, 1943, in Little Rock, Ark., to Charles Randall and Goldie Randall Head. He was an Army Air Borne Veteran. He served in Vietnam with the 101st and was wounded in action...
Melvin H. Miller (08/07/12)
Melvin H. Miller, 88, Brazil, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born April 7, 1924, in Wynoose, Ill., as the son of Wm. N. and Celia Dugan Miller. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Virgie Marlene Sheese, who has preceded him in death...
Obituary Notices (08/05/12)
Alice C. Young, 92, Brazil, formerly of Eaton, Ohio, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Aug. 2, 2012, following a brief illness. At her request, cremation services have been entrusted to Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil. Private committal services will take place at Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg, Ohio, at a later date. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory...
Alice C. Young (08/02/12)
Alice C. Young, 92, Brazil, formerly of Eaton, Ohio, passed away at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Aug. 2, 2012, following a brief illness. Alice was born in Lewisburg, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1919, the daughter of Stanley and Louise (Bernheisel) Bell. She graduated from Monroe High School with the class of 1937...
Kenneth O. Hood (08/02/12)
Kenneth O. Hood, 83, Brazil, died Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following difficulties after surgery. Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery with Military Tribute provided by members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United States Army...
Kenneth O. Hood (08/01/12)
Kenneth O. Hood, 83, Brazil, died Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital following difficulties after surgery. Ken was born in Carbon, Ind., Dec. 27, 1928, the son of Fred O. and Cynthia (Pell) Hood. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1946. His classmates will remember him by his last-second shot that won the game between the Brazil Red Devils and the Van Buren Blue Devils in the 1946 sectional game...