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PUBLISHED OCTOBER 3, 2001
April 26, 1922 – Oct. 1, 2001
Thelma Jean Proctor, 79, died Monday, October 1 at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born April 26, 1922 in Wayne County, a daughter of the late William and Edith (Davis) Brumfield.
Thelma had lived in Rush County most of her life and had lived in Gwynneville since 1990. She was a 1941 graduate of Raleigh High School. She was a homemaker but had also worked at Guide Lamp in Anderson as well as at a real estate office in Knightstown.
She married Allen P. Proctor, Jr. on December 8, 1946 and he preceded her in death May 12, 1996.
Survivors include three sons, James W. Proctor, Glastonbury, CT, John J. (wife, Laura) Proctor, Morristown, and Joe A. Proctor, New Castle; one daughter, Nancy (husband, Ken) Simpson, Morristown; three sisters, Betty (husband, Bill) Waltz, Hagerstown, Janice (husband, Bob) Wooldridge, Arlington, and Patty (husband Richard) Coffman, Lewisville; seven grandchildren, Joshua Proctor, Chicago, Jacob Proctor, Glastonbury, CT, Megan Proctor, Morristown, and Justin, Jordan, Jade and Jarret Proctor, all of New Castle.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by on son, Bruce in 1951, a granddaughter, Julie in 1992, a daughter-in-law Connie Proctor in 2000, and two brothers, Wayne and Harold Brumfield.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 5 at the Moster & Cox Mortuary with Rex E. Kemple officiating. Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 4 at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Sept. 9, 1907 – Sept. 27, 2001
Crystal Frances McShurley, 94, of Knightstown, died Thursday, September 27 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born September 9, 1907 in Cadiz, a daughter of Ora and Fay (Huff) McShurley.
Miss McShurley graduated from Center High School in Rush County. She attended Madame Blaker’s in Indianapolis for one year and then began her teaching career. During this time she earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees from Ball State University. Most of her 46-year career was spent teaching 5th and 6th grades in the Knightstown Elementary School. Early in her teaching career she had taught at Mays and Richmond Schools. She retired in 1973 from active teaching but did substitute for four more years at KES.
She was a faithful member of the Knightstown United Methodist Church, a member of KUMC Martha Circle, Tri Kappa Sorority, a 75-year member of the Order of Easter Star #54 and a member of the Knightstown Historical Society.
She is survived by a nephew, Steve Ramsey of Indianapolis, whom she cared for in her home following the death of his mother, Georgeann Ramsey in 1973; a brother, Eugene McShurley of Rosemound, Texas, formerly of Oxnard, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Virginia McShurley of Laguana Hills, Calif. and several other nephews and nieces.
Besides her parents and sister, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Robert McShurley. Graveside services were held Saturday, September 29 at 11 a.m. at Glen Cove Cemetery. Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Knightstown High School Alumni Association or the Knightstown United Methodist Church.
A special Memorial Service will be held for Crystal McShurley on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m. at the Knightstown United Methodist Church. All family and friends are invited to attend the service and will have the opportunity to “honor” Miss McShurley with comments.
Sept. 24, 1916 – Sept. 29, 2001
Geraldine V. Goldey, 85, a resident of Knightstown, died Friday, September 29 at the Brandywine Manor Nursing Home in Greenfield, following an illness of several months. She was born September 24, 1916 in Greensboro, a daughter of Orval and Ida Sheppard Williams.
Mrs. Goldey had resided in Greensboro and Knightstown all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Greensboro Methodist Church as well as the women’s society of the church.
Survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth (husband, Keith) Garner of Greensboro, and Jean (husband, Glen) Starbuck of Kennard; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer Goldey; a sister, Fannie “Sis” Levi; and three brothers, Clark Williams, Herbert “Peal” Williams, and Basil “Hewp” Williams.
Services were held Monday, October 1 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home with Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hicksite Cemetery, Greensboro.
Visitation was Sunday, September 30 at the funeral home.
Oct. 24, 1906 – Sept. 25, 2001
John C. Sandlin, 94, of Knightstown, died Tuesday, September 25 at Hickory Creek in New Castle after an extended illness. He was born October 24, 1906 in Breathitt County, Ky., to the late Asbury and America (Miller) Sandlin.
Mr. Sandlin attended the Carthage Nazarene Church for many years. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in 1968 after 30 years of service and was a member of UAW Local #371. John, whose nickname was “Buttercup”, was a longtime Knightstown basketball fan and had received the “most loyal fan” award.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Verdis (Riley) Sandlin of Knightstown; two daughters, Geneva (husband, Robert) Galyen of New Castle, and Jeri (husband, John) Springman of Carthage; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Sue Barnett, Robert Galyen, Jr., Jeffrey Galyen, Teresa Dulin, John Springman, Jr., Deborah Springman and Tina Drew; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Elmer Sandlin of Scipio; one sister, Eva Canfield of Burkesville, Ky.; a half-sister, Wanda Wilson of North Vernon; two half-brothers, Jack and Michael Sandlin, both of Hayden; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Anna Carmack, Maude Casson and Georgia Sandlin; a brother, Norman Sandlin; and infant siblings, Robert, Prudy and Alex.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 29 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Bennett officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday.
July 9, 1909 – Sept. 26, 2001
Anna F. Walker-Holliday, 92, a former resident of Greenfield, died Wednesday, September 26. She was born July 9, 1909 in Hancock County, the daughter of the late Harry and Nancy (Smith) Wilfong.
Mrs. Walker-Holliday retired from A & P of Greenfield after 15 years of service. She was a member of the Eden Order of Eastern Star #101 and the Fourth Christian Science Church in Indianapolis.
Survivors include two sons, Glen (wife,Wanda) Walker of Falmouth, and Max (wife, Ileen) Walker of Clayton; four stepsons, Marion Holliday of Warrington, Gene Holliday of rural Greenfield, Paul Holliday Jr. of rural Charlottesville and Steve Holliday of Indianapolis; three stepdaughters, Mary Ruth Barnhart, Sue Holmes and Linda Hodges, all of Greenfield; six grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, great-grand-children and great-great-grand-children.
Preceding her in death were two husbands, Robert Avery Walker and Paul B. Holliday, and a daughter, Nancy Thomas Griggs.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 29 in the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Judge William T. Sharp officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Visitation was at the funeral home Friday, September 28.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eden Order of Eastern Star #101 or the Fourth Christian Science Church of Indianapolis.
Aug. 6, 1930 – Sept. 20, 2001
Betty A. Outt, 71, a resident of Riverton, Kans., died Thursday, September 20 at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born August 6, 1930 in Lafayette, a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Helen Louise (Anderson) King.
She attended school at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home in Knightstown and had lived in Knightstown and Shirley prior to moving to Riverton 2 ½ years ago. Her favorite pastime was reading.
Betty was married to Howard R. Outt Jr. on May 7, 1949, in Indianapolis and he survives.
Additional survivors include two sons, Thomas Outt, San Francisco, Calif. and Kevin Paul Outt of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, John King, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and two grandchildren, Tyler Outt and Allison Outt.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Stewart and Mary Louise Cardwell.
Services were held Wednesday, September 26 at Derfelt Funeral Home in Galena, Kans. with Roy Derfelt officiating. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Galena.
Visitation for family and friends was Tuesday, September 25 at the funeral home.
Sept. 14, 1920 – Sept. 28, 2001
Meredith T. “Ted” Nibarger, 81, of Knightstown, died Friday, September 28 in Greenfield.
The former Hancock County resident, was an avid antique collector. He retired from General Motors, Delco Remy at Anderson and served in the U.S., Coast Guard during WW II.
He is survived by a sister, Wanda Chittenden of Greenfield; an aunt, Maxine Webber of Franklin; a niece, Darlene Lingenfelter of Knightstown; and a nephew, Dan Chittenden of Indianapolis.
Graveside services were held at Park Cemetery Tuesday, October 2. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 1 at Pasco Memorial Mortuary on Monday, October 1.
Aug. 21, 1938 – Sept. 27, 2001
Charles “Jack” Jones, 63, of Cambridge City, died Thursday, September 27 at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Indianapolis, after an extended illness.
He was born in Burrville, Tenn., August 21, 1938, a son of the late Mintford and Elsie Dixon Jones.
Jones moved to Indiana, having lived in the Cambridge City area for the past 34 years. He was a machinist for seven years at Chrysler Corp., New Castle, retiring in April 2001. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors are his wife of 34 years, Linda J. Day Jones whom he married March 24, 1967 in Knightstown; a daughter, Melissa F. (husband, Michael) Hall of Richmond; a son, Mark A. Jones of Cambridge City; two grandchildren, Brandi and Dillon; one great-grandson, Austin; five brothers, Kenneth Jones of New Orleans, LA, James (Shank) Jones of Knightstown, Vernon Jones of Carthage, Roy Jones of Shelbyville, and Roland Jones of Georgia; one sister, Linda Sullivan of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 1 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin with Rev. Dennis DeWitt officiating. Burial was in South Lawn Cemetery, Dublin with military graveside services conducted by the Wayne County Veterans Assoc. and American Legion Post 169 of Cambridge City.
Visitation was held Sunday, September 30 and on Monday prior to services at the funeral home.
Jan. 24, 1954 – Sept. 27, 2001
Gregory (Greg) J. Graham, 47, a resident of Wilkinson died Thursday, September 27 in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a brief illness. He was born January 24, 1954 in Greenfield, a son of Wallace and Lorna Mae (Reger) Graham.
Mr. Graham was a 1972 graduate of Eastern Hancock Jr.-Sr. High School in Charlottesville. He retired in June 2001 from Indiana Knitwear after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ. He was also an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Marcia (Paulidis) Graham whom he married April 9, 1983; two daughters, Amanda Leigh Graham-Wisehart of Indianapolis, and Ashley Nicole Graham of Wilkinson; one son, Aaron Michael Graham of Wilkinson; his father, Wallace Graham of Wilkinson; and a brother, Gary Graham of Wanamaker; two nephews and one niece.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorna Mae Graham in 1999.
Services were held Monday October 1 at the Wilkinson Church of Christ with Jeff Sawyer officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.
Visitation for family and friends was Sunday, September 30 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.
Feb. 9, 1907 – Sept. 28, 2001
Josephine L. Alexander, 94, of Carthage, died Friday, September 28 at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield. She was born February 9, 1907 in Carthage, a daughter of Earl and Edith (Parish) Herkless.
She was a graduate of Butler University and had taught elementary education at Arlington and Carthage schools for many years. After retiring from teaching she served as librarian at Henry Henley Public Library in Carthage for several years.
Survivors include one son, William Alexander of Carthage; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph; two daughters, Patricia Dudley and Mary Lou Hyatt; and her brother Eugene, who was reported missing in action in Korea in 1950 and was never found; and her sister Nadine Tetrick Brown.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Fletcher United Methodist Church in Carthage with Rev. Roger Campbell officiating. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 2 at the church. Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, was in charge in arrangements.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 10, 2001
April 2, 1970 – Oct. 7, 2001
Brent Darby Hicks, 31, of Anderson and formerly of Knightstown, died at Manor Care in Anderson on October 7 from complications resulting from a brain aneurysm. He was born April 2, 1970 in Greenfield, the son of Fred Hicks and Penny Fowler.
Survivors include his father, Fred Hicks, Anderson; stepmother, Cindy Henley, Fishers; fiancée, Shelly Lane, Anderson; two sons, Kalen and Kody Hicks, Texas; and two brothers, Jesse Hicks, Noblesville, and Joshua Hicks, Kennard.
Private funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9 at 2 p.m. at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown.
Private visitation was held one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Burial was in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
June 21, 1928 – Oct. 7, 2001
Mildred M. Willis, 73, a resident of Shirley, died Sunday, October 7 at Brandywine Manor Convalescent Center in Greenfield. She was born June 21, 1928 in Elwood, a daughter of the late Ora and Irene (Trout) Newlan.
Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and a 1947 graduate of Mt. Summit High School.
Survivors include her husband Donald of Shirley, whom she married on November 1, 1947; one son, Ronald (wife, Betsy) Willis of Shirley; four daughters, Donita Willis, Kristi Wolski, Karen Willis and Karla Willis, both of Shirley; three grandchildren, Ryan (wife, Carey) Willis of Franklin, Joshua Willis of Greenfield, and Jared Wolski of Shirley, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Florence Willis and son-in-law, Steve Wolski.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Kurt Stone officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery.
Visitation was held Tuesday, October 9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Aug. 18, 1936 – Oct. 6, 2001
Paul W. Jefferis, 65, of Lewisville, died Saturday, October 6 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born in Wayne County August 18, 1936, a son of the late Howard Jefferis and Sylvia Smith Jefferis DeBruler.
Mr. Jefferis retired from DANA Corp. after 25 years of service, having worked at both the Rushville and New Castle plants as a molder. Fore the past 14 years, he had worked as a custodian at Tri High School. He moved to Lewisville from Straughn 30 years ago. HE enjoyed mowing lawns and mowed several in the Lewisville and Spiceland area.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Thompson Jefferis, whom he married October 26, 1956 in New Castle; one son, Terry R. (wife, Sarah) Jefferis of Spiceland; two daughters, Lois (husband, Ernie) Strange of New Castle, and Paula (husband Donn) Stevens of Lewisville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (wife, Carol) Jefferis of Texas and Raymond (wife, Sandy) Jefferis of Richmond; three sisters, Phyllis Ballenger (friend, Howard Rader) of New Castle, Dorothy Hubble of Missouri and Margaret Jennings of Richmond; three half-brothers, Richard, Rick and Wilbur DeBruler; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Lewisville Chapel with Rev. Linda Philabaun officiating. Burial will be in the Lewisville Cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 9 at the funeral home.
March 20, 1940 – Oct. 7, 2001
Joyce I. Holliday, 61, a resident of the Warrington community died Sunday, October 7 at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield, following an extended illness.
She was born March 20, 1940 in Shirley, a daughter of the late Claude and Helen Elizabeth (Van Astram) Brown. Mrs. Holliday was retired from Eastern Hancock School system as a custodian and she was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Manual High School in Indianapolis.
Survivors include her husband, Marion L. (Bud) Holliday of Warrington; one daughter, Debra (Crowder) Swincher of Warrington, one grandson, Richard Swincher and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Swincher, both of Warrington; four stepsons, Rick Holliday of Greenfield, Ron and Randy Holliday of Wilkinson, and Roger Holliday of Kennard; two stepdaughters, Robin Mercer of Indianapolis and Rhonda Lay of Coatsville; 10 step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald and Paul Brown of Greenfield, and Harold Brown of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 11 at Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Rev. Jack Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery.
Friends may call today (Wednesday, Oct. 1) from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Cancer Society.
Aug. 25, 1931 - Oct. 8, 2001
Verdie E. (Young) Nugent, 70, died Monday, October 8 at her residence in Indianapolis. Mrs. Nugent was raised in the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Home at Knightstown. She was born August 25, 1931.
She had worked as a waitress for Bob Evans for four years, retiring in 1992. She previously worked for 15 years as a waitress at Smileys Steakhouse in Indianapolis.
She is survived by five children, Ida B. Taylor, Sharon K. Pridemore, Alice C. Becom, Darrell L. Nugent and Ronald A. Nugent; two sisters, Mary Tutrow and Ima Jean Litwiler; and one brother, Russell White; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Her husband Jack Nugent preceded her in death.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 11at Flanner-Buchanan Speedway Mortuary with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
July 21, 1948 – Oct. 8, 2001
Charles R. Hughett, 53, of 1897N CR 150E, Connersville, died Monday, October 8 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born July 21 1948 in Robins, Tenn., a son of Robert and June Walker Hughett.
Mr. Hughett spent his childhood in the Kennard area and attended high school in Knightstown before moving to Connersville where lived for 25 years.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #1 and AMVETS Post 11. Hughett was in the Army from 1968-1971, serving in Germany. He was currently employed at Cinram in Richmond. He had previously worked at Textron in Morristown and D&M/WCI in Connersville.
Survivors include his wife Janet Flowers Gragg Hughett, whom he married July 2, 1999 in Hamilton, Ohio; his father, Robert Hughett of Kennard; one daughter, LaDina (husband, Louis) Plants of Connersville; one son, Devon Hughett of Connersville; two brothers, Ed Hughett of Lewisville and Dennis Hughett of Knightstown; two sisters, Shirley (husband, Tom) Thompson of Millville, and Brenda Hannan of New Castle; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
His mother, June Walker Hughett who died in 1998, and his grandparents preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 11 at the Urban Winkler Funeral Home with Eric Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Fayette County Veterans Council.
Visitation will be Wednesday, October 10 from 5-8 p.m.
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 17, 2001
March 1, 1907 – Oct. 9, 2001
Ruth A. Hanna, 94, a resident of Greenfield died Tuesday, October 9 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield following a brief illness. She was born March 1, 1907 in Hancock County, a daughter of the late Harvey and Frances (McCray) Reger.
The homemaker had served as president of the Indiana Federation of China Painters from 1972-1973, was a member of the Riley China Painters Guild, vice president of the Wilkinson Senior Citizens and an active member of the Jessy Dorsey Women’s Circle of the Trinity Park United Methodist Church in Greenfield.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Williams, and stepdaughter Wilma Wickliff, both of Greenfield; a step-grandson Jay Wickliff of Virginia; a step-granddaughter Linda Petty of Fortville; three step-great-grandchildren, a niece, Frances Inbody of Dayton, Ohio; two great nephews and a great-grand-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E. Hanna in 1978 and a brother, Charles Reger in 1980.
Services were held Thursday, October 11 at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Michael Manning of the Trinity Park UMC officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday prior to the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Park UMC in Greenfield.
May 3, 1914 – Oct. 11, 2001
Charles “Button” Rozzell, 87, a resident of Wilkinson, died Thursday, October 11 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born May 3, 1914 in Warrington, a son of the late Elmer and Mary Belle (Stanley) Rozzell.
Rozzell was a 1932 graduate of Wilkinson High School. He retired in 1972 from Guide Lamp in Anderson after 40 years of service. The veteran of World War II had served in the U.S. Navy. He was a 50 year member of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge #57 F & AM and a member of the Wilkinson Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marthanna (Payne) Rozzell of Wilkinson; three nieces, Gwen Peacock and Sandy Priest, both of Greenfield, and Janye Nibarger of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; one nephew, Mark Rozzell of Carthage; and one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Beth Rees of Fishers.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Tom, Ted, James and Howard Rozzell; and three sisters, Geneva Masters, Wanda Reedy and Naomi Swinford.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 15 at the Wilkinson Church of Christ with Greg Marksberry and Olin Hay officiating. Burial was in McCray Cemetery with graveside military services by the Knightstown American Legion Post. Visitation was at the Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson Sunday, October 14.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Hospice Unite, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.
Sept. 16, 1924 – Oct. 16, 2001
Mildred Fox, 77, of Knightstown, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 16. She was born September 16, 1924 in Spiceland, the daughter of George M. and Ruth E. (Craft) Chew.
She had lived her whole life in Knightstown and was a graduate of Knightstown High School. She and her husband John owned and operated the G-2 Café (now Knightstown Café) for 17 years. Mildred worked there for many years prior to owning it.
Survivors include her husband John W. Fox whom she married in January of 1947; two daughters, Linda (husband, David) Glenn and Leeta Jane Glenn, both of Knightstown; one brother, Ralph Chew of Knightstown; five grandchildren, John Wayne Glenn, Melinda (husband, David) Richardson, Kelley Jane Glenn, David Lee Glenn and Dustin Ryan Glenn; and four great-grandchildren, John Derek Glenn, Benjamin Alan Richardson, Andrew James Richardson and Tyler Douglas Glenn.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Christopher Michael Richardson; a son-in-law, William Fred Glenn; and six brothers, George M. Jr., Harold, Howard, Kenneth, Lawrence and Gilbert Chew.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 19 at Greene’s Funeral Home in Knightstown with burial in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday, October 18 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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PUBLISHED OCTOBER 31, 2001
March 19, 1904 – Oct. 25, 2001
Services were held Monday, October 29 for Mary Edith Taylor, 97, of Carthage. Mrs. Taylor died Thursday, October 25 at Regency Place in Greenfield. She was born March 19, 1904 in Shelby County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Rebecca (Gaston) Nigh.
Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of the Carthage Friends Meeting. She was a former member of the Carthage Eastern Star. On July 8, 1923, she married Lindley Taylor who preceded her in death in January 1984.
Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Clevenger of Carthage and several nieces and nephews.
Rev. Richard Doughty officiated at the services held at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel followed by burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery near Carthage.
Visitation was Sunday, October 28 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Carthage Friends Meeting with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Aug. 30, 1919 – Oct. 24, 2001
Jesse S. Addison, 82, of Carthage, died Wednesday, October 24 at his residence. He was born on August 30, 1919 in Rush County, a son of the late Don and Marguerite (Stuart) Addison.
Mr. Addison had been employed as a truck driver by Dickbrader Express and had also been employed by 4-Star Charter as a bus driver. He was a member of the Carthage Friends Meeting and was a former member of the Carthage Volunteer Fire Department. On July 14, 1972 he married Elizabeth M. Hitchens who survives.
Survivors besides his wife are two sons, Boyd (wife Dawn) Duncan of Carthage, and Edmund (wife Diane) Smock of Ft. Wayne; seven daughters, Kay (husband Walt) of Arlington, Peggy (husband Harold) Edwards, Carthage, Kay (husband Bill Downs, Anderson, Sondra (husband Ray) Fox, Pendleton, Flora Smock, Richmond, Doris (husband Larry) Whitehurst, Anderson, and Anita (husband Dale) Bell of Elwood; two brothers, Howard (wife Joan) Addison, New Castle, and Lynn (wife Betty) Addison of Arlington; one sister, Isabell (husband Marshall) Gardner of Versailles; 31 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Addison was preceded in death by his first wife Dotty (Sullivan) Addison, a son, Edward Smock, a daughter, Wanda McCleese, and a sister, Lloyd Addison.
Services were held Saturday, October 27 at the Carthage Friends Meeting with Rev. Howard Addison officiating with burial in the Carthage Friends Cemetery. Visitation was on Friday, October 26 at the Todd Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Carthage Volunteer Fire Dept. with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Aug. 31, 1932 – Oct. 24, 2001
Maurice “Moe” Blackford Jr., 69, a resident of Greenfield, died Wednesday, October 24 at Regency Place Nursing Center in Greenfield following an extended illness. He was born August 31, 1932 in Greenfield, a son of the late Maurice and Effie (Hendren) Blackford.
Mr. Blackford was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Greenfield.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Smith, Lisa Blackford and Jackie Jones, all of California; six grandchildren; seven sisters, Dorothy Bolander and Connie Noel, both of Indianapolis, Barbara Osman, Mary Miller and Betty Lipps, all of Greenfield, Jackie Hughes of Pennsylvania and Janice Helms of Carthage; three brothers, Norman, Bobby and Bradley Blackford, all of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Paul Wayne Blackford.
There will be direct cremation with no services. Burial will follow in California. Arrangements were handled by Condo & Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson.