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 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 7, 2005

Lola Margaret Frye Roy

Jan. 2, 1916 – Aug. 16, 2005

Lola Margaret Frye Roy, 89, of New Castle, died Tuesday, August 16, at the home of her son, Roger Roy, and his wife, Patty, in New Castle. She was born January 2, 1916, in Salvisa, Ky., daughter of the late Statta Parsons Frye and Brent O. Frye.

Mrs. Roy retired from New Castle State Hospital. She was a foster grandparent and attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Shirley Gospel Mission and the Harlan Church in Wilkinson.

Mrs. Roy is survived by five sons, James (wife Dean) Roy, Gary (wife Jean) Roy, all of Knightstown, Phillip Roy, Roger (wife Patty) Roy, all of New Castle and Ronnie (companion Joyce) Roy of Needles, Calif.; five daughters, Barbara Norfleet and Doris Steward, both of Carthage, Sharon (husband Floyd) Steward of Anderson; Darlus Johnson of Muncie; and Sue (husband Rick) Moore of Indianapolis; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband of 62 years, Eddie Aaron Roy, preceded her in death in 1999. In addition to her parents, a sister, Juanita Bottoms; a brother, Ted Frye; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special niece Betty Frye Young; two sons-in-law, Junior Norfleet and Robert Thomas Johnson; and special grandson Rogie Roy also preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, at the Harlan Church, with Rev. Bobby Slagle officiating. Burial followed in Harlan Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday, August 18, at Marcum Community Funeral Home and Friday, August 19, prior to the service, at the church.

 

Marilyn C. Hiner

Jan. 3, 1933 – Aug. 30, 2005

Marilyn C. Hiner, 72, of Knightstown, died Tuesday, August 30, at her residence, following an extended illness. She was born January 3, 1933, in New Castle, daughter of the late Otis E. and Nina (Chambers) Coffin.

Mrs. Hiner was a 1950 graduate of Mays High School. She owned White Flash Auto Parts, White Flash Mini Storage and Lane’s Service in Knightstown. She had been the office manager at Kennedy Chrysler-Plymouth in Indianapolis for many years. Mrs. Hiner was a member of the First Christian Church of Knightstown and the Knightstown American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include three children, Stephanie (husband Rob) Homer of Waterville, Ohio; Steve (wife Candy) Bearhope of Knightstown; and Roxanne (husband Tom) Lane of Knightstown; a sister, Shirley Jackson of Knightstown; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hiner was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Hiner; a brother, Robert Coffin; and a sister, Kathryn Fobes.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 2, 10 a. m., at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Thursday, September 1, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Hospice, Better Breathers or the American Lung Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Linda S. Byrd

June 15, 1942 – Aug. 31, 2005

Linda S. Byrd, 63, of Knightstown, died Wednesday, August 31, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born June 15, 1942, in Gary, daughter of the late Louis and Orpha (Marley) Reveal.

Mrs. Byrd was a 1960 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She retired from Central Sales and Marketing as a bakery and deli representative in 1999. She had previously been employed at Marsh in Anderson for 18 years and had also worked at Becker’s Grocery in New Castle. Mrs. Byrd was a member of the Cadiz Christian Church and the American Business Women Association.

Survivors include her husband, Lowell Byrd of Knightstown; two daughters, Heidi (husband Emerson) Craig of Nebraska and Beth (husband Richard) Lonski of Olathe, Kan.; a son, Kenneth (wife Tina) Byrd of Muncie; twelve grandchildren; a brother, David Reveal of Taylors, S.C.; an aunt, Marjorie (husband John) Vincent of Muncie; and several nieces and nephew.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 4, 2 p.m., at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown Chapel. Burial followed in Hicksite Cemetery, Greensboro.

Visitation was held Saturday, September 3, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greensboro Volunteer Fire Department or Hancock Memorial Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Irene Joan “Joanie” Hinton

Sept. 4, 1920 – Sept. 3, 2005

Irene Joan “Joanie” Hinton, 84, a resident of Knightstown for over 50 years, died Saturday, September 3, at the home of her daughter. She was born September 4, 1920, in Wellingborough, England, the daughter of the late Albert and Emily Neal Clarke.

Survivors include a daughter, Wendy (husband Roy) Livingston of West Lafayette; a son, Neil Hinton of Knightstown; a sister, Joyce Atkin of England; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces.

She married Joseph A. Hinton on December 2, 1942, and he preceded her in death on January 14, 1991.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, September 7, 11 a.m., at Glen Cove Cemetery, with the Rev. Mervin Kilmer officiating. Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Purdue Cancer Research Center, 201 S. University St., West Lafayette, Ind. 47907.

 

Rhoda Ann Dawes

Jan. 18, 1914 – Sept. 4, 2005

Rhoda Ann Dawes, 91, of Knightstown, died Sunday, September 4, at Americare Living Center in New Castle. She was born January 18, 1914, in Jefferson County, Ky., daughter of the late Jess T. and Bessie G. Cozine Burgin.

Mrs. Dawes retired as a cook from the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home. She attended the First Christian Church of Knightstown.

Survivors include a son, William (wife Barbara) Dawes of Knightstown; a daughter, Kathryn (husband Arnold) Moir of North Vernon; a brother, Jodie Burgin of Louisville, Ky.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Byrd was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice K. Dawes in 1980; a daughter Ella May Cheek; a grandchild, Shawn Michael Moir; six brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 8, at 2 p.m., at Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown, with the Rev. Richard Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery,

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 7, from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 14, 2005

Jean L. (Snider) Mauzy

Sept. 4, 1925 – Sept. 9, 2005

Jean L. (Snider) Mauzy, 80, formerly of Markleville, died Friday, September 9, at Regency Place of Castleton, following an extended illness. She was born September 4, 1925, in Eden, the daughter of the late Omer F. and Stella M. (Shore) Snider.

Ms. Mauzy was a former comptometerist for Eli Lilly and a homemaker. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Bullington of Gordonsville, Tenn. and Carolyn Brewer of Markleville; four grandchildren, Jonas Bullington, Erik Bullington, Sarah Bullington and Kathleen Levitt; one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Grace Bullington; and former husband Keith Mauzy.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Mauzy was preceded in death by three brothers, Oak, Keith and Glenn Snider and two sisters, Inez Gray and Joan Hudson.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with Morton McShurley and Anthony Schommer officiating. Burial followed in Eden Cemetery, Eden.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 11, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingtons Disease Association.

 

Hyldred Beck Spitler Willis

Nov. 16, 1901 – Sept. 3, 2005

Hyldred Beck Spitler Willis, 103, formerly of Knightstown, died September 3, in Port St. Lucie, Fla., where she had resided since 1996. She was born November 16, 1901 in Cass County to the late Clement and Rose Lenon Beck.

Hyldred married C. Everett Spitler in 1921 and was active in the Frankfort Parent Teacher Association before moving with her family to Greenfield. She worked at Goodman’s Department Store and at Eli Lilly during WWII. Widowed in 1946, she married John Willis of Knightstown in 1949. She was active in local civic clubs and the Knightstown United Methodist Church. Mrs. Willis was treasurer of KUMC until retiring in 1986, at the age of 85.

Mrs. Willis is survived by two children, Wendell Spitler of Greenfield and Rosemary Spitler Grabhorn of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Also surviving are her stepchildren, David Willis of Lake Placid, Fla. and Ana Mae Willis Walker of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 17 step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by  husband John Willis in 1966.

Graveside services were held Sunday, September 11, 2 p.m., at the Center Cemetery, near Young America, Ind. Pastor John Newman officiated. Gundrum Funeral Home, Logansport, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Robert A. Farmer, II

July 7, 1946 – Sept. 11, 2005

Robert A. Farmer, II, 59, of Shirley, died Sunday, September 11, at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis following an extended illness. He was born July 7, 1946, in Henry County, son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Saathoff) Farmer.

Mr. Farmer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era. He retired from Chrysler Corp. in New Castle and Dayton Thermal Products in Dayton, Ohio in 1944, after over 30 years of service. He had previously co-owned Helton’s Quality Home Furnishings in New Castle and had farmed and owned rental properties. Mr. Farmer was member of the American Legion and past president of the 40-8 Club. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church in Shirley. Mr. Farmer enjoyed collecting classic cars and playing with his cat, Pookster.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Candi (Parsons) Farmer; a son, Patrick Farmer of Shirley; a daughter, Jennifer Farmer of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Dr. Chris Stepleton of Chicago, Ill.; two half brothers, Jeffrey Farmer of Lafayette and Jim Farmer of Anderson; and a nephew, Drew Farmer of Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be held at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle, on Wednesday, September 14, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Friends are encouraged to drive their classic cars in procession from the funeral home to the cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday, September 13, 6-8 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Leukemia Foundation or IU Medical Center Cancer Research. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Samuel Moore Chase

Jan. 16, 1910 – Sept. 8, 2005

Samuel Moore Chase, 95, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, formerly of Indiana, died Thursday, September 8, after a brief illness. He was born in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Carl William and Ethel Moore Chase.

Mr. Chase grew up in Gary, where he graduated from Emerson High School. He attended Indiana University and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He joined the Herbie Kay Orchestra; he played clarinet and saxophone. He was employed with Indiana National Bank until WWII, when the family moved to Knightstown. He then served as business manager of the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home for over two decades. He was a Deacon and Trustee of the Bethel Presbyterian Church and also served as president of Knightstown Kiwanis. Before his retirement, Mr. Chase served as business administrator of the Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Home in Greenwood. His love of music will be remembered.

Mr. Chase is survived by his wife of 69 years, Frances Gentry Fillingim Chase; two sons, Samuel Moore (wife Nancy) Chase, Jr. of Marietta Ga. and Patrick Fillingim (wife Patricia) Chase of Sulphur Springs, Texas; grandchildren, Menzies Cade Chase (husband Noel) Campbell of Dahlonega, Ga., Samuel Moore (wife Caroline) Chase, III of Missouri City, Texas, Carrie Moore Chase (husband John) Berry of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Andrew Patrick Chase of Marietta, Ga., Molly Grace Chase of Sulphur Springs, Texas; great-grandson, Chase Mead Berry of Sulphur Springs, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Sunday, September 17, at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ISSCH Alumni Fund, c/o Evelyn Helms, 460 E. Water St., Pendleton, Ind. 46064.

 

Rebecca “Becky” McMichael

May 28, 1929 – Sept. 9, 2005

Rebecca “Becky” McMichael, 76, of Rushville, died Friday, September 9 at her residence. She was born May 28, 1929 in Rushville, daughter of the late Ludlow and Dora (Ketchum) Gibbs.

Mrs. McMichael was a 1948 graduate of Rushville High School. She was employed at the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home as a house parent from 1984 – 2004. Since 1976, she was a Mary Kay consultant and director. During the 1970s she was the assistant store manager at Minear’s Department Store in Rushville. She also worked at Schnadig as a seamstress and sewing engineer. Mrs. McMichael was a volunteer at Hancock Memorial Hospital. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rushville and a member of Gideon International Auxiliary where she participated in the jail ministry for women at the Fayette County Jail. She was a Rush County 4-H leader with the Busy Belles Club for eight years.

She married Lowell McMichael November 7, 1992, and he survives. Also surviving are four sons, Eric I. Miller of Brownsburg, Mark A. Miller of Rushville, Jay R. Miller of Greenfield and Jeff L. Miller of New Palestine; three daughters, Debbie (husband Terry) Hedges of Greenfield, Connie (husband Ron) Cole of Indianapolis and Annie (husband Don) Bell of Asheville, N.C.; three sisters, Janet Barlow of Marion, Susan (husband Dan) Cline of Indianapolis and Vickie Gibbs of Anderson; 15 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 12, at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Rushville, with Pastor Lew Hunter and the Rev. Phil Hodgkin officiating. Burial followed in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville. Moster & Cox Mortuary, Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was held at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.

 

Robert L. Galyen

Oct. 18, 1929 – Sept. 13, 2005

Robert L. Galyen, 75, of New Castle, died at his residence, Tuesday, September 13, following an extended illness. He was born October 18, 1929, in Hayden, Jennings County, son of the late Eugene and Luella (Robbins) Galyen.

Mr. Galyen retired from the New Castle State Hospital where he was an assistant dairyman. He obtained his mechanics license and became a farm and ground maintenance man. After retirement, he traveled to all 48 continental states and enjoyed visiting most of the national parks and other sites in the U.S. Mr. Galyen was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Castle. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable farming and family activities.

Mr. Galyen married the former Geneva Sandlin on June 2, 1950, and she survives. Also surviving are four children, Carolyn Sue (husband James) Barnett of Tucson, Ariz., Robert (wife Susan) Galyen, Jr. of Noblesville, Jeffrey (wife Kimberly) Galyen of New Castle and Teresa (husband Darron) Dulin of Shirley; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, Michael, Sara and Matthew Galyen and Nelson Dulin; and two sisters, Betty Johnson of Prentice, Wis. and Ethel Robbins of North Vernon.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Galyen was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Eugene, Jr. and a sister, Mary Hartwell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 10:30 a.m., at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle, with the Rev. Jack Hannum officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 16, 4-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Community Foundation, American Cancer Society, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology or First Baptist Church of New Castle. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

 

Christine Elizabeth Jones

August 6, 1922 – September 9, 2005

Christine Elizabeth Jones, 83, of Knightstown, died Friday, September 9, at Hancock Memorial Regional Hospital. She was born August 6, 1922, in Rushville, daughter of the late Earl Gard, Sr. and Ruth (Kelly) Gard.

Mrs. Jones lived in Knightstown most of her life. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by four sons, John Jones of Greenfield, David Jones of Dunreith, Mark Jones and James Jones, both of Indianapolis; four daughters, Dee Ann Peredo of Indianapolis, Sharon Jones of Greenfield, Mary Jones of Knightstown and Ruth Miller of Elliottsville; a sister, Rose Mary Clarke of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Orville Jones; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral service was held Monday, September 12, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Knightstown, with the Rev. Joe Rautemberg officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Todd Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Helen L. Welsh

Feb. 11, 1920 – Sept. 13, 2005

Helen L. Welsh, 85, of Greenfield, formerly of Spiceland, died Tuesday, September 13, in Greenfield. She was born February 11, 1920 in Middletown, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles and Grace (McCarty) Sorrell.

Mrs. Welsh was a graduate of Middletown High School, Middletown, Ohio. She worked as a volunteer for Hancock Regional Hospital of Greenfield for over 25 years. She also worked for Danners’ Inc. for over 35 years. Mrs. Welsh was a member of Ogden U.M.C. and Spiceland/Lewisville Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Welsh of Avon and Rev. Barry Welsh of Franklin Co.; two daughters, Pat Haynes and Nancy Mason, both of Greenfield; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Welsh was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Welsh; daughter Donna Miller; brothers Howard, Harold, Kenny, Haroldon; and granddaughter Kellie Mason.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 16, 10 .m., at Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield, with the Rev. Barry Welsh officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 15, 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock Memorial Hospital Foundation, 801 N. State St. Greenfield, Ind. 46140 or to the American Cancer Society, 426 Hamilton St., Fortville, Ind. 46040.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 21, 2005

Norma Jean Hughes

May 20, 1937 – Sept. 18, 2005

Norma Jean Hughes, 68, of Wilkinson, died Sunday, September 18, at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. She was born May 20, 1937, in Wilkinson, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Milner) Whiteman.

Mrs. Hughes had been a schoolteacher in California and Missouri and locally in Wilkinson, Shirley, Eastern Hancock, Lewisville and at Christian Schools in Selma and Anderson. She is a former member of the Wilkinson United Methodist Church and the Zion Unto Christ Fellowship. Mrs. Hughes held various jobs at the churches.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Hughes of Wilkinson; two sons, Robert Stuart Clayton of Florida and Jerald Scott Hughes of Nashville, Tenn.; one stepson, Charles Hughes, Jr. of Indiana; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Cozart of Fortville.

Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Forkner.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 21, at 10 a.m., at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson. Burial followed in McCray Cemetery.

Visitation was held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 20, from 4-8 p.m.

 

Marion L. “Bud” Holliday

Sept. 2, 1934 – Sept. 18, 2005

Marion L. “Bud” Holliday, 71, of rural Eden, died Sunday, September 18, at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield. He was born September 2, 1934, in Hancock County, son of the late Paul and Dorothea (Spegal) Holliday.

Mr. Holliday retired from Eastern Hancock School Corporation as transportation director. He trained and drove Pacers and Trotters and was a blacksmith and harness maker. He was a member of the National Standard Bred Association. He attended Eden United Methodist Church. Mr. Holliday was an avid basketball fan and loves Colts football.

Survivors include his wife, Fern (Hargrove) Holliday of rural Eden; four sons, Rick Lee (wife Dial) Holliday of Greenfield, Ronny W. (wife Melinda) Holliday of Wilkinson, Randy E. Holliday of Wilkinson and Roger A. Holliday of Brownsburg; two daughters, Robin (husband Mike) Mercer of Brownsburg and Rhonda (husband Stephen) Ley of Avon; three stepdaughters, Debbie Swincher of Knightstown, Betty (husband Matt) Wise of Speedway and Cathy (husband Brian) Evans of Greenfield; a stepson, Steve (wife Nancy) Hargrove of Eden; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Barnhart, Sue Holmes and Linda Townsend, all of Greenfield; two brothers, Gene Holliday of Greenfield and Steve Holliday of Greenwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Holliday was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Holliday, on October 7, 2001; daughter Jeannette Holliday in 1954; three brothers, Norman, Paul, Jr. and Richard Holliday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 22, 10 a.m. at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with Sally Dickerson and Jack Holliday officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery, Wilkinson.

Visitation was held at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends for Jessie Barnhart Fund in care of the Greenfield Banking Company.

 

Dorothy Safewright Becraft

Apr. 19, 1934 – Sept. 18, 2005

Dorothy Safewright Becraft, 71, of Rushville, died Sunday, September 18, at Lincoln Center East, Connersville. She was born April 19, 1934, in Rushville, daughter of the late Sherman and Edna (Palmer) Safewright.

Mrs. Becraft retired as a court administrator of the Rush Circuit Court after 21 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rushville and The Rushville Roadrunners.

She married Wayne Becraft May 10, 1952, and he survives. Also surviving are daughter Beth (husband Doug) Jarman of Rushville; two sons, Richard (wife Phyllis) Becraft of Mitchell and Michael (wife Janet) Becraft of Knightstown; a brother, Sherman Safewright of Greensburg; two sisters, Frances Norris of Rushville and Pearl Casey of Shelbyville; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Becraft was preceded in death by nine brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at Todd Funeral Home, Rushville, Thursday, September 22, at 10 a.m., with Pastor James Ranard officiating. Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Elizabeth J. Long

Apr. 11, 1918 – Sep. 20, 2005

Elizabeth J. Long, 87, of Shirley, died Tuesday, September 20, at Hancock Regional Hospital, Greenfield. She was born April 11, 1918, in Wilkinson, daughter of the late Lawrence and Gladys (Oldham) Johns.

Mrs. Long retired as vice president of Star Financial Bank in Shirley after 32 years of service. She was a member of the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church, Shirley Eastern Star #492 and the Shirley Historical Society. She was an avid euchre player and Pacer fan.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Long of Shirley; two sons, Jerry (wife Rose) Darling and William (wife Diana) Darling, all of Wilkinson; two daughters, Jeannine (husband Virgil) Campbell of Wilkinson and Lisa (husband Steven) Smith of Shirley; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy DeLay of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Long was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Brumfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, September 23, at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with the Rev. Jeff Mair officiating. Burial will follow in McCray Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home, Thursday, September 22, from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist Church.

 

Evelyn C. Goss

Aug. 28, 1929 - Sept. 18, 2005

Evelyn C. Goss, 76, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Knightstown, died Sunday, September 18. She was born in Knightstown, daughter of the late Howard and Idella (Jones) Conner.

Mrs. Goss attended Butler University and was a member of Tri Kappa sorority. She retired as an executive secretary and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Goss of Ocala, Fla.; three sons, Grant Appell, III of Castlebury, Fla., Gregory H. Appell of Palm Desert, Calif. and Leo Goss, Jr. of Perry, Ohio; three daughters, Elizabeth Uebelhor of Indianapolis, Kathryn Masten of Mishawaka and Sharon M. Reeves of Niles, Mich.; two sisters, Betty Eddy of Greenfield and Barbara Tice of Knightstown; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

Emma Caroline Lee

Dec. 29, 1929 – Sept.13, 2005

Emma Caroline Lee, 76, of Knightstown, died Tuesday, September 13, at her residence, following a brief illness. She was born December 29, 1929, in Morristown, daughter of the late William and Ruth (Hargrove) Lee.

Ms. Lee was a 1949 graduate of Morristown High School. She retired from Ft. Benjamin Harrison in 1995 after approximately 25 years of service. She was a former member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by two brothers, Thomas (wife Zona) Lee and George (wife Faye Ellen) Lee of Morristown; one sister, Mary Joe Reno of Rushville; dear friends, Rene (husband Philip) Jackson and their daughter, Philishia Jackson of Knightstown and Rosemary Kirby of Carthage; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Lee was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 28, 2005

Stephen Wayne Bell

Apr. 12, 1947 – Sept. 21, 2005

Stephen Wayne Bell, 58, of New Castle, died Wednesday, September 21, at his home following an extended illness. He was born April 12, 1947, in Henry County, the son of Vivian Louise (Lykins) Davis and the late Thomas Woodrow Bell.

Mr. Bell attended Chrysler High School prior to attending college. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and received numerous citations, including the Bronze Star. He was a member of American Legion Post #137 of New Castle and was also a member of the American Bikers’ Association. Mr. Bell was an avid woodworker and had a shop on I Avenue where he made cabinets and furniture. He also enjoyed working on cars, leather crafting and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Bell is survived by one son, Stephen Wayne (wife Michelle) Bell II of Harford City; three daughters, Sonia Kay (fiancé Kevin Brunizer) of Wisconsin, Stephanie Lorrene Bell and Stacie Lorrane Bell, both of Albany; one grandson, Jacob Bell of Albany; four granddaughters, Kelsey Porter and Kayla Bell of Hartford City, Mackenzie Bell and Mackenna Bell of Albany; one brother, Samuel Bell of Indianapolis; one sister, Sharon (husband Tex) Benner of Hartford City; a nephew, Scott Phillip of Hartford City; and a niece, Sabrina Heavenridge of Hartford City.

Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Raymond Bell.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m., at Main-Frame & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, New Castle. Burial followed in Hillsboro Cemetery near New Castle.

Visitation was held at the funeral home, Friday, September 23, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

 

Lola Jones

Sept. 4, 1919 – Sept. 21, 2005

Mrs. Lola Jones, 86, longtime resident of Carthage, died Wednesday, September 21, at Brandywine Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born September 4, 1919, in Logan, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence and Rebecca (Gulley) Spence.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and a member of Carthage Early Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie E. Jones of Denver, N.C., and Garnel Jones of Brownsville; a brother, Esra Spence of Carthage; two sisters, Olive Nolan of Carthage; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband Norman Jones; one son, one daughter, one grandchild, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at Todd Funeral Home, Knightstown, Monday, September 26, 10 a.m., with Brother Chris King officiating. Burial followed in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday, September 25, 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Paul E. Turner

Mar. 25, 1940 – Sept. 22, 2005

Paul E. Turner, 65, of Shirley, formerly of Ingalls, died Thursday, September 22, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born March 25, 1940, son of Paul Turner and Dorothy (Spaulding) Britton.

Mr. Turner was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Kenny’s Transmission in Greenwood after 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was self-employed as a transmission specialist.

Survivors include his wife, Zola Jones Turner of Shirley; his mother, Dorothy Britton of Greenfield; two daughters, Corey Sherman of Anderson and Paula Turner of Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Brenda Hart of Shirley and Teressa (husband Roy) Meredith of Anderson; a stepson, Timothy (wife Carol) Jones of Cosatville; three grandchildren, Kevin Sherman, Curtis Sherman and Derrian Turner; four step-grandchildren, Summer Bowling, Daniel Hart, Jacob Meredith and Tiffany Smith; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Spaulding, Tim (wife Lynn) Spaulding and Brian Spaulding; and three sisters, Joyce (husband Bruce) Scott, Susie (husband Jeff) Gossage and Kathy (husband Dale) Happe.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 26, 2 p.m. at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, Knightstown, with the Rev. Bill Hilligoss and Jim Jackson officiating. Burial following at Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation was held September 26 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service, at the funeral home.

 

Hargis H. “Tony” Smith

Apr. 20, 1934 – Sept. 23, 2005

Hargis H. “Tony” Smith, 71, of Knightstown, died Friday, September 23, in Marion County. He was born April 20, 1934, in Irvine, Ky., son of the late Henry and Mamie (White) Smith.

Mr. Smith was self-employed as a tree trimmer, sold videos and owned and operated Carl’s Cigar Store in Knightstown. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Connie (Welch) Smith of Knightstown; two sons, Anthony Smith of Knightstown and Aaron (wife Laura) Smith of Laurel; a daughter, Cathy (husband Carl) Helm of New Castle; six grandchildren, Spencer Smith, Shyla Smith, Caitlan Smith, Abram Weston, Rachel Weston and Seth Marcum; one great-granddaughter, Andrea Voiles; three brothers, James Smith of Brookville, Thomas “Blackie” Smith of Metamora and Charles “Whitey” Smith of Laurel; two sisters, Elizabeth Couch of Hazard, Ky. and Evelyn Renfro of Laurel; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2 p.m., at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with Randy Gross and David Gill officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 28, at the funeral home, 4-8 p.m.

 

John C. Adams

June 26, 1950 – Sept. 20, 2005

John C. Adams, 55, of Seymour, formerly of Knightstown, died Tuesday, September 20. He was born June 26, 1950, in New Castle, son of the late Junior and Evelyn Adams.

Mr. Adams was a graduate of Knightstown High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife Karen of Seymour; a son, Chris Adams of Cleveland, Tenn.; a daughter, Alisha Adams of Seymour; two brothers, Alan (wife Victoria) Adams of Rushville and Gary Adams of Noblesville; two sisters, Cheryl Lynne Adams of Pendleton and Cathy Crabtree of New Castle; an aunt, Norma Smith of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Cornerstone Community Church on Friday, September 23, at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Hartley officiating. Voss & Sons Funeral Home, Seymour, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Tim R. Stigall

June 30, 1971 – Sept. 24, 2005

Tim R. Stigall, 34, of New Castle, died Saturday, September 24, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born June 30, 1971, in Muncie, son of Linda Stigall and the late Jerry Stigall.

Mr. Stigall was a 1989 graduate of Wapahani High School. In high school, he lettered in track, cross country, basketball and baseball. He also graduated from Ivy Tech , Indianapolis. He was employed as a journeyman electrician foreman by Technology Electric, Indianapolis. Mr. Stigall was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #1047. He was former coach of the Blue River Valley Optimist Little League, T-Ball and All-Star teams. Mr. Stigall, an avid sportsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor activities with his family. He was a devoted husband and father.

Mr. Stigall married Kim Spoonmore on December 24, 1992, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Breanna Michelle Stigall and Allisha Marie Stigall, of New Castle; one son, Cory Ray Stigall of New Castle; his mother, Linda (Garza) Stigall of Muncie; one brother, Jason T. Stigall of Debary, Fla.; one niece, Sierra Stigall; two uncles; several aunts; and several cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents and one sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 1, at Main-Frame & Davis Funeral Home, Astor Main Blue River Chapel, SR 36, with Sister Shirley Girth officiating. Burial will follow in Mooreland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 30, 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.