Clinton County Obituaries
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ABNER -- Thomas S., age 51, Route 2, automotive mechanic, husband of Linda Abner, died Sunday of injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 3-9 p.m. today.
BRENTS -- Marjorie E., 83, Bowling Green, formerly of Albany, retired teacher, wife of Samuel V. Brents, Jr., died Sunday. Services 1 p.m. today, Campbell Funeral Home. Visitation 8 a.m. today.
BROWN -- Loran Ray, 49, Route 3, former telephone lineman, husband of Paula Brown, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 509 p.m. today.
CATRON -- Ray E., 77, of Hoopeston (Illinois) died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday (April 17, 2005) at Veterans Affairds Illiana Health Care System, Danville, Illinois.
CERRATO -- Wendy McFall, teacher, mother of Brianna Cerrato, died of cancer Sunday. Services 2 p.m. today, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 8 a.m. today.
CONNER -- Eva P. Burchett, 85, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006 at the Livingston, Tennessee Hospital.
CRAIG -- Ralph age 66 of New Castle passed away Saturday January 19, 2008 at Henry County Hospital. He was born January 22, 1941 in Albany, Kentucky the son of the late John Leaf and Mary Ina Thurston Craig. He worked at Smurfit Containers for 23 years.
Survivors include his wife Allene Craig. Children Melanie Craig (Companion Tom Bland), Janie Voiles (husband Wendell. Dale Craig. Grandchildren Stephanie (husband Matt) Owens, Nathan (wife Jessica) Stearns, Whitney Voiles, Amanda Voiles, Great Grandchildren Trey Owens, Keala Owens, Zach Stearns, Lexia and Noah Voiles. Brothers Kendall (wife Lousie) Craig, Arnold Craig, Ronald Craig lots of nieces, nephews.
by his parents, brothers Dallas, John, Willis, Randall Craig. Sisters Gladys
and Gene. Grandson Danny Jack Baker.
CUMMINGS -- Norman C. Cummings, age 76, of New Castle (IN) died Friday morning, April 23, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hospital in Carmel following an extended illness. He was born October 31, 1927 in New Castle, a son of the late Hershel and Gertrude Cummings (of Clinton Co., KY).
DISHMAN -- Felix
S., age 87, of New Castle, went
be with the Lord Monday while surrounded by his family at Ball Memorial
He developed Prairie Heights Subdivision (originally Dishman Prairie Heights) in Springport where he raised his family. During semi-retirement he continued to develop and grow personal relationships with family, friends, and acquaintances by finding a common topic of interest with each. One way we saw these relationships in action was through his love of gardening as he gave freshly-grown produce to those around him. He also enjoyed semi-retirement by hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.
Many of his Saturdays were spent at the flea-market where he popped pork rinds and of course, built relationships with each around him. As a member of the Church of God he often shared his wisdom and life experiences through testimony at Brown Road and Mechanicsburg Churches of God, and previously the Highway 39 Church of God in Athens, TN.
He leaves to cherish his
his wife of 21 years: Vertie Mae Dishman of New Castle; nine children:
(husband: Leonidas) Loveless of New Castle, Brenda (husband: Delbert)
Polston of Mt. Summit, David (wife: Melanie) Dishman of Camby, Steven
Janet) Dishman of Crossville, TN, Robert (wife: Cindy) Dishman of
Gale (husband: Clarence) Poor of New Castle, Larry (wife: Sharon)
In 1977, he was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years: Lovie Dishman; a son James Edward Dishman in 1950; five sisters: Flonnie Sinclair, Mossie Hogue, Louetta Downton, Beachie Dishman, and Betty Richardson; three brothers: Minford, Staley and Ralph Dishman; and a special cousin: Vade Dishman.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2007
at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastors Larry Dishman
Allen Polston officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at the
FERGUSON -- Stella, age 89, Route 2, retired teacher, widow of Glen Ferguson, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. today.
FLOWERS -- Margaret Gregory, 76, Route 1, retired bookkeeper, widow of Hobert Flowers, died yesterday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Campbell Funeral Home. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today.
FULTON -- Robert Fulton, age 70 of Alpha community, 23 July 1931 - April 17, 2002 at the Clinton County Hospital in Albany, KY
GEDDES -- Roxia W. Geddes, 95, of Hoopeston (Illinois) died at 5:35am Saturday (July 9, 2005) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home, Hoopeston, Illinois.
GRIFFIN -- John S., age 94, of Greenfield, formerly of New Castle, died Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. He was born January 11, 1914 in Albany, Kentucky to the late William Lee and Ida (Wright) Griffin.
GROVES -- Eva B. Groves, 84, a resident of New Castle died unexpectedly Friday, October 26, 2007 at her home. She was born December 14, 1922 in Monticello, Kentucky to the late John and Nancy (Guffey) Stephens.
A homemaker, she had worked for Chrysler Corp. during the war. She was a former member of the Broad St. Church of the Nazarene in New Castle.
She enjoyed cooking and was the happiest when caring for others. Affectionately known as "granny" she was loved by many friends in the community. She devoted her life to her family whom she dearly loved.
two daughters: Carol (husband: Glen) Gray of Lafayette and
Judy (husband: Wayne) Galloway of New Castle; two sons: Donald (wife:
Marsha) and Gary (wife: Marcia) Groves, both of New Castle; seven
grandchildren: Raymond Gray, Teresa Richards, Greg Galloway, Craig
Becky Groves, Donna Morris and Shannon Kuhn; ten great grandchildren:
Smith, Jessica and Kyle Gray, Joshua Richards, Cory, Dylan and Bailey
Galloway, Shelby Groves, Kane Morris and Jason Kuhn; adopted grandsons:
Tyler Perdue and Brian Runion; a sister: Velma Burton-Pelfrey of New
She was preceded in death by her husband: Clyde L. in 1996; a daughter: Rita Faye Groves; five brothers: Roscoe, Ray, Eddie and Lynwood Stephens and Herschel Smith.
be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral
Service in New Castle with the Rev. Mark O'Brien
Rev. Leon Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Hillsboro Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Prairie
GUFFEY -- Steven Douglas Guffey, 43, of New Castle, died unexpectedly Monday at his residence following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 27, 1965 in Albany, Kentucky and was the son of the late Lonzo and Lou Tilda (Delk) Guffey.
HOLBROOK -- Ethel Holbrook, 88, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at the Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.
JONES -- Raymond S. (Scrip) Jones, 81, of New Castle (IN) , passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Water of New Castle. He was born January 19, 1930 in Clinton County, KY the son of the late Roosevelt and Rubena (Bell) Jones.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where he served as an usher. He retired from Guide Lamp Division of General Motors in 1985 after 30 years of service.
He is survived by one son: James Alan Jones of Abilene, TX; one brother:
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55
Services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 5, 2011 at First Assembly of God in New Castle with Reverend Stephen Gallaway officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-7 PM Friday and Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Shepherd’s Door food pantry c/o First Assembly of God 3600 S. Memorial Drive New Castle, IN 47362. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.
MELTON -- Reba, age 61, Route 5, former hospital clerk, wife of Eugene Melton, died yesterday. Services 3 p.m. Friday, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 6-9 p.m. today, 1 p.m. Friday.
MOLEN -- Carol A. Molen was born on August 8, 1940 in Rock Island, Illinois. Carol passed away on August 18, 2008 in Panorama City, California. Carol is survived by her husband Brad; children Shelly (Carl) Hansen, James (Michele) Molen and Sheryl (Dean) Smith and 9 living grandchildren - Brandon, Shawn, and Alyssa Hansen; Ashley, Brittany and Colton Molen and Amber, KJ and Hunter Smith. She is preceded in death by a grandson (Donnie Smith).
Carol had a love of family and friends. Other than her family, her main hobbies were genealogy and family preparedness. She learned genealogy from her grandfather and felt his influence many times in searching out progenators.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 22, 2008 at 11:00 am at the L.D.S. Church located in Mission Hills, California. Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, California.
Arrangements under the direction of Bastian & Perott, Oswald Mortuary in Northridge, CA.
(From Making Everlasting Memories - see photos, movies, etc. there.)
NEAL -- Mrs. Lue Gertrude (Garner) Neal, age 92 years old , died at her residence, near here at 4:15 o'clock Wednsday morning. She was born Clinton co. Ky 1854. She is survived by six sons, Marcus, White Heathe, Ill. Robert and Eli of New Goshen, Jn and Lige, R.R. 2 Weat Terra Haute, Theodore, Peoria, Ill. Three daghters, Jalapa Foley, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Bessie Wilson,
Bicknell, Ind and Mrs. Lonia Wardell,R.R. 5, Marshell, Ill. The body was taken to the First Funeral Home in Clinton Ind. and Thursday morning will be taken to the residence of the son, Lige Neal, R.R. 2 West Terra Haute. Funeral services will be held at the Pilgram Holiness church here at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Buriel will be in Shephard cemetry.
NEAL -- Becky E., age 86, of 905 N. Illinois Ct., died Thursday night at the Linton Nursing Home. She was born July 8, 1886 in Clinton County Kentucky, the daughter of James and Amanda Daniel.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Beulah Pritchard, of Indianapolis, and three sons, CordellStone, Logan Stone, and Stanley Stone, all of Bloomington. One sister, Mrs. May Angel, of Albany,KY. survives along with 24 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the 11th St. Pentecostal Church. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Greene and Harrell Funeral Home, with burial in the Simpson Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. today and on Sunday from 2-9 p.m.
(From the Bloomington Herald, 3 Feb 1973. Submitted by Kathy Richardson.
NEATHERY -- Funeral services for Edward Neathery, 100, of Hoopeston (IL) will be at 11 a.m. Friday (Dec 19, 2003) at Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St. Hoopeston. The Rev. Darryl McDaniel will officiate. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. Visitation will be from 5 ot 8 p.m. today (Dec. 18) at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be accorded at 8 p.m. today at
the funeral home. Mr. Neathery died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital. He was born March 4, 1903 in Albany, KY, a son of Louis F> & Betty Wells Neathery. He married Pernie Thomas on Jan. 25, 1925 in Snow, KY. She died in February 1980. Survivors include two sons, ael Neathery of Hoopeston and Lynn Neathery of Lenexa, KS; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by a son, a daughter, 14 brothers and sisters and two grandchildren. Mr. Neathery farmed for most of his life, retiring in 1975. He was a member of First Christian Church of Hoopeston; Star Lodge 709 in Hoopeston; and Farm Bureau. He was also an Honorary Kentucky Colonel. Memorials may be made to First Chrisitan Church of Hoopeston, 502 E. Main St., Hoopeston, IL 60942.
PIERCE -- James Audie, 76, Hartford City, Indiana, formerly of Clinton County, World War II veteran, husband of Linda Pierce, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Talbott Funeral Home. Visitation 10 a.m. Wednesday.
RANDOLPH --Dorothy Bullard Randolph, age 92, of Tipp City, OH passed away March 24, 2008 at the Spring Meade Health Center. She was born February 12, 1916 in Albany, KY to the late Silas and Haley Bullard, and was a long time resident of Dayton, OH. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a giving and charitable person who contributed faithfully to the St. Jude's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Voida; and numerous brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Mark) Franks of Tipp City, OH; grandson Mark (Sarah) Franks, Jr. of Dayton, OH; great granddaughter Olivia Grace, the light of her life; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at Noon March 29, 2008 at Jennings Funeral Home 11900 N. Dixie Drive, Tipp City, OH. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11AM until time of service.
(From the Dayton (OH) Dily News, 27 Mar 2008)
REEDER -- Willie A., age 75, a resident of New Castle went home Saturday morning, January 19, 2008 from Heritage House of New Castle following an extended illness. Hew was born March 23, 1932 in Albany, Kentucky and was a son of the late Jonathan D. and Judy Belle (Stockton) Reeder.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the United States Army. Mr. Reeder retired from Ingersoll Steel, New Castle in 1985 after 30 years of service. He was later employed by the city of New Castle as well as Dean Harmon Custodial Services. A member of the Kennard Baptist Church, he enjoyed fishing, repairing lawn mowers and feeding the squirrels.
Survivors include two daughters; Shirley (husband: Rick) Hall of Lewisville and Judy (husband: Mark) Hanna of New Castle; three grandchildren: Wendi M. Hall, Jason D. (wife: Samantha) Hall and Chelsey R. Jarvis; two step grandchildren: Lindsey and Mark Hanna, jr.; a step great granddaughter: Madelyn Ann Hanna; a brother: Herman (wife: Becky) Reeder of New Castle; a sister: Christina (husband: Ed) Tankersly of West Virginia; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Joyce D. Reeder in 1994; a son: Johnny A. Reeder; two sisters: Mary Tankersly and Martha Davidson as well as an infant sister.
Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 21 and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, January 22 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral service in New Castle. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Greg Guffey officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW. Burial will be in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.hinsey-brown.com
REEVES -- Mrs. Polly Ann (Burchett) Reeves died Tuesday night, 25 October 1921 at the home of her son, [State Representative] Ice B. Reeves, 1602 East Lamar Street, (Sherman, Texas) at 7:40 o'clock Tuesday night. Mrs. Reeves would have been 92 years old on April 5 next. Death was due to the infirmities of old age.
TANKERSLEY -- Mary Magdeline Tankersley, 76, Shearin Avenue, formerly of Carpenter's
Creek Road, died Thursday at home.
THRASHER -- "Wm. B. Thrasher. Mexican trouble caused first tragedy in drowing of Wm B. Thrasher of Browns Cross Roads, Clinton Co., Ky. at San Antonia, Texas. Member of 15th Inf. Age: 25. Been in Army 2 years. Brother: J. D. Thrasher. Burial at home in Clinton Co." (From a March 1911 unknown Glasgow KY newspaper, found in old scrapbook.)
THURMAN -- Jewell E., 84, retired factory worker, widow of Odell Thurman, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Campbell Funeral Home. Visitation 5-9 p.m. today.
WILLIAMS -- Mary Miller, 78, formerly of Clinton County, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, 14 June 2004 at Valley Manor in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania.
WILLIAMS -- Myrtie B. Williams, age 83, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 26th, 2007 at the Waters of New Castle. She was born April 9th, 1924 in Albany, Ky. and was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha (Neal) Covey.
Myrtie was a homemaker and loving wife , mother, and grandmother to a large family and attended The Salvation Army Church.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, whom she married May 7th, 1949 in Jamestown, Tenn., Ray C. Williams of New Castle; six children including, Linda (husband-Eugene) Sells of New Castle, Margie (husband-Donald) Strunk of Eldorado, Ohio, Larry Williams of Rome, New York, Bob (wife-Jeania) Williams of Hilliard, Ohio, Kathy (husband-William) Mefford of Knightstown, In., and Angie (husband-Jason) Zentz of Mt. Summit ; 20 grandchildren ; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; a special thanks to caregivers Inga, Jackie, and Cindy.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her mother and father -in-law Bill and Bessie Williams; a grandson, Jeffrey Williams (1978); one brother, Billy Covey ; three sisters, Betty Smith, Della Davis, Ellie Looper.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday , September 29th, 2007 at the Marcum Community Funeral Home with Major Marilyn Riggs and Major Brenda Pittman officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery, Westlawn Addition. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. The family may receive online condolences at www.marcumfuneralhome.com
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