Our Obituaries

Kyle Thomas Foley

December 7, 1992 - July 20, 2017

Kyle Thomas Foley, 24, of Brown County passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was born December 7, 1992 the son of John Edward Foley and Barbara Sue (Bond) Foley. Kyle constructed cell phone towers, did custom auto body work as well as construction work. He was a member of the Nashville Christian Church and a 2011 graduate of Brown County High School. Kyle enjoyed any outdoor activity,...
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Samuel Asher Borisuk

July 16, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville, IN.
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Steven Paul Barrett

April 19, 1950 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville, IN.
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Richard Lee Sturgeon

July 9, 1938 - July 6, 2017

Richard Sturgeon, 78, Nashville, passed from his earthly home July 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM to go to his home in heaven. He was born in Brown County, IN July 9, 1938 to Ralph and Martha (Lucas) Sturgeon. They preceded him in death.Richard retired from Brown county Highway Department. After retiring he loved keeping a well-kept lawn, riding his motorcycle, and being with family and friends. Richard was...
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Marsha Ann Dowler

February 5, 1952 - June 30, 2017

Marsha A. "Tony" Dowler went home to be with her husband, Danny, on Friday, June 30. She was born February 5, 1952 in Brown County, In. the daughter of Clyde Morse and Ladonna (Gregg) Morse, they preceded her in death. Tony lived most of her life around Brown County, she grew up in this quiet town of Nashville in a time when riding a horse to the general store was common. These were some of her...
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Bennett Brady Hatchett

May 16, 1977 - June 28, 2017

Bennett Brady Hatchett, 40, of Brown County Indiana died June 28, 2017. Bennett was born May 16, 1977 at Bloomington Hospital to James and Fay (Stogdill) Hatchett. He grew up in Brown County.His first love was electronics. He enjoyed Ham Radio, photography and fixing stuff. He could build something from nothing or fix anything mechanical or electrical. He was also a great carpenter. He was...
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David Edward Runyon

July 24, 1963 - June 20, 2017

David Edward Runyon, 53, of Bloomington died Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. He was born July 24, 1963 in Bloomington to Frank Runyon and Sandra Hobbs Clay. He was a hod carrier. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia M. Vansickell of Clear Water, FL; his parents both of Bedford; two sisters, Sandra (Dennis) Hamm and Penny (William) Grubbs both of Bedford; a brother...
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Carl William Epler

December 12, 1928 - June 9, 2017

Carl William Epler passed away on Friday, June 9th, 2017 Carl was born on December 12th 1928 to H. Norwood and Mercedes (Harsin) Epler in Southport Indiana. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Sara (Bewley) Epler; son, David Carl Epler; daughter, Angela Epler Leary & husband, Greg. He was so very proud of his grandchildren; Amberly Louisa Epler (fiance Brandon Kimmey-Munoz), Keenan...
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William Billy Orville Hatchett

July 8, 1957 - June 1, 2017

William Orville "Billy" Hatchett, 59, of Nashville died Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Columbus Regional Hospital. He was born July 8, 1957 in Bloomington to James Curtis Hatchett and Lillian Maxine Rogers Hatchett. He had worked at Knights Manufacturing.Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Hatchett (Stevie Boyd) of Nashville; his mother and step father, Maxine Blake (Phillip) of Nashville; ...
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Sharon L. Shipley

July 3, 1941 - June 1, 2017

Sharon Lee Shipley, 75, passed away June 1, 2017 in Muncie, IN. She was born in Columbus, Indiana on July 3, 1941 to Robert Nelson Gilliland and Marie Isabel (Montgomery) Gilliland, they preceded her in death. Sharon was head sales clerk at a dry cleaning business. Survivors include her husband, Robert D. Shipley, her children, Greg (Leslie) Shipley, Tonya (Steve) Nealy, Damon (Michele) Shipley,...
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Deborah Lynn Brightmire

January 8, 1962 - May 29, 2017

Deborah Lynn (Knight-West) Brightmire of Warren, Indiana passed away May 29, 2017 at St. Vincent's Heart Hospice Hospital. She was born January 08, 1962 in Franklin, Indiana to Donald and Doris (Pedigo) Knight who preceded her in death. She married Azard (Mickey) West, February 24, 1984, who also preceded her in death.She was a member of The Bridge of Brown County Church. She previously worked...
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Norma J. Moore

May 5, 1932 - May 27, 2017

Norma Jean Moore, age 85, of Bloomington, formerly of Nashville, died Saturday at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born May 5, 1932 on Clay Lick Road in Brown County, she was the daughter of Earl and Dorothy (White) Followell. She retired as a house director and house mother for Alpha Epsilon Phi social sorority at Indiana University. She along with her husband, Bert Moore ran Bert's Bait and...
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Erik Charles Bennett

March 10, 1980 - May 25, 2017

Erik Charles Bennett, 37, of Indianapolis, formerly of Brown County, died Thursday, May 25 at his residence. Born March 10, 1980 in Columbus, Indiana, he was the son of James C. and Jeanne L. (Price) Bennett. Erik attended IUPUI studying Mechanical Engineering and was a graduate of Vincennes University receiving an associate degree in Surveying Technology. He was employed by Civil &...
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Barbara Jean Wagers

October 29, 1946 - May 13, 2017

Barbara Jean Wagers, age 70, of Nashville, died Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017 at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born October 29, 1946 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Lloyd N. and Genevieve (Hemphill) Snider.Barbara graduated from Brown County High School in 1964. In 1971 she graduated from IVY Tech with her nursing degree. She was employed as a L.P.N. at Brown County Health and...
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Charles E. McKee

July 14, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Charles "Chuck" McKee, 84, of Nashville, passed away on May 11, 2017 at Brown County Health and Living Community in Nashville, following a brief illness. He was born on June 14, 1932 in Oregon, IL to the late Clarence and Luella (Eby) McKee. Chuck was a 1950 graduate of Polo High School, and proudly served in the US Navy. Following his service, he graduated from Northern Illinois University. ...
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Richard Alan Jones

February 17, 1954 - April 28, 2017

Richard Alan "Dickie" Jones, age 63, passed away unexpectedly Friday April 28, 2017 at his home in Nashville.He was born in Columbus, Indiana February 17, 1954 to the late Chelsea and Maxine (Harris) Jones. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft mechanic from 1976 - 1980. Most recently he was a local musician, singer/songwriter. He was survived by his wife; Alison (Quick) Jones,...
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Darrel E. Kramer

June 8, 1934 - April 26, 2017

Darrel Ervin Kramer of Nashville, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at I.U. Bloomington Hospital. He was born June 8, 1934 in Lead, South Dakota, the son of the late Ervin L. and Bernice Wiezorek Kramer. Darrel spent 13 years in the United States Air Force, and then worked with the Department of the Navy as a civilian. He also worked in the Cummins Engine Company and then retired...
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Emma Carter

October 10, 1936 - April 23, 2017

Emma "Jean" Carter, 80, of Bloomington died Sunday evening April 23rd, at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Jean was born October 10, 1936 in Brown County, the daughter of Grover and Flossie (Hawkins) Shipley. Jean loved to laugh and truly cared for everyone that she came into contact with. Jean is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Tammi Shipley, of Bloomington; her son, Mike Shipley, of...
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Damien Alexander Spurlock

February 8, 2017 - April 17, 2017

Damien Alexander Spurlock, 2 months, of Morgantown died Monday, April 17, 2017 in his home. He was born February 8, 2017 in I.U Health Methodist Hospital and then transferred to Riley Hospital for Children. He is the son of Thomas Stephen Spurlock and Brittany (Browning) Spurlock.Survivors include his parents; a brother, Stephen Jack Spurlock; grandparents, Stephen and Cheryl Spurlock and Judy...
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Mary Ann Bartlett

September 15, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Mary Ann Bartlett, 84 of Nashville died Friday, March 31, 2017 in Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. She was born September 15, 1932 in Indianapolis to William Earl Bradley and Mary Marie Urban Bradley. She had worked for Sarkes Tarzian.Survivors include her two children, Randy (wife Susie) Bartlett of Nashville and Vicki (husband Jerry) Smith of Nashville; a sister, Andra Smith of...
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Joretta Mae Bridges

October 27, 1933 - March 29, 2017

Joretta Mae Bridges, age 83, of Nashville, died Wednesday evening in the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born October 27, 1933 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Jess M. and Mary F. (Hammond) Wolfla. She retired from Wilson Kehoe and Winingham law firm in Indianapolis where she was a bookkeeper. After retirement she was a bookkeeper for the Brown County Artist Colony and the Brown...
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Michael Williams Farabaugh

May 7, 1948 - March 21, 2017

Michael Williams Farabaugh, 68, of Morgantown died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in his home. He was born May 7, 1948 in Norwalk, CT to David Farabaugh and Dorothy Williams Farabaugh. He was a freelance photographer, and the director of the Lucas Oil Motorcycle Division.Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Debby Crotty Farabaugh; a son Ryan Farabaugh and wife Holly of Morgantown; a sister, Nano...
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Velma Mae Seitz

April 9, 1928 - March 4, 2017

Velma Mae Seitz, age 88, of Nashville, died Saturday morning at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born April 9, 1928 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Theodor and Marjorie (Hammond) Seelmaer. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She loved being outdoors, mowing grass and spending time with her cats and dogs.She is survived by two sons, James (Patricia) Seitz and Teddy (Joanne)Seitz,...
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Ardis M. Lovett

February 25, 1925 - March 3, 2017

Ardis Marie (Ohrgren) Lovett1925 - 2017Ardis "Ardy" Lovett, 92, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017 at Brown County Health and Living. She was born February 25, 1925 to Faun Imin (Maxwell) Ohrgren and Anders Emil Ohrgren, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She married Carl Edward Lovett on March 2, 1946, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Carl died in 1979, and Ardy moved to Brown County, Indiana shortly...
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Wilma M. Wheeler

November 11, 1920 - February 15, 2017

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Richard Louis Russell

May 9, 1944 - February 11, 2017

Richard L. Russell, age 72, passed away Saturday February 11, 2017 at Kindred Hospital after complications from surgery.He was born May 9, 1944 to the late Louis and Fern (Trapp) Russell. Richard married Judy (Percifield) Russell on May 29, 1965 in Seymour, Indiana. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2010.He was a loving father to Rick Russell of Brown County, Mark Russell of Brown County,...
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Patti Joan Hanner

July 9, 1936 - February 7, 2017

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Anthony Stephan Weaver

December 14, 1943 - February 1, 2017

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Thomas Michael Velez

April 17, 1952 - February 1, 2017

Thomas Michael Velez age 64, passed away on February 1, 2017after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Mike was born in Beech Grove, IN on April 17, 1952. He was the son of Paul and Patricia(Paddack)Velez.Mike was a1970 graduate of Greenwood High School. He married Mary Michelle Kaufman on March 21, 1987. He worked as a truck driver over the road until he drove for Kroger/Transervice in 1979....
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Dinah Jean Gredy

June 28, 1956 - January 19, 2017

Dinah (Cutshaw) Gredy (60) of Nashville, Indiana, and originally of Indianapolis, Indiana died Thursday January 19, 2017. A passionate animal lover, Dinah is survived by her beloved Cairn Terriers, Lilly and Midge. A self-proclaimed "straight shooter", Dinah shared her big personality, smile, and heart with everyone she met and is loved by many. Dinah is survived by her adoring husband Robert ...
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Jane Elmore

January 15, 1939 - January 18, 2017

Jane(Wotring)Elmore passed away quietly on the morning of January 18, 2017 in the company of her family at Brown County Health and Living Center.Jane was born January 15, 1939 in Indianapolis, the only child of the late Fern and Glen Howe. The family moved to Brown County in 1942. Jane attended Nashville High School where she graduated in 1957.In 1959, Jane was married to Morris Voland with whom...
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Frances W. Rogers

October 11, 1939 - January 16, 2017

Frances "Fran" W. Rogers, 77, of Nashville, IN passed away at home with her husband at her side on Monday, January, 16, 2017. She was born October 11, 1939 in Brown County, IN the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah White. Fran was very involved in the Brown County art community, specifically The Art Gallery and Indiana Heritage Arts. She was Andy Rogers right hand partner in all business...
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Lisa Marie Yoder

November 22, 1963 - January 16, 2017

Lisa Marie Yoder, 53, of Nashville, IN passed away at her residence on January 16, 2017 after her courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Port Huron, Michigan on November 22, 1963 to Stanley and Christine Juzysta.Lisa was Vice President - Global Supply Chain where she led supply chain operations as well as purchasing, corporate quality, corporate manufacturing, logistics, warehouse,...
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Jo Ann Todd

April 9, 1944 - January 12, 2017

Jo Ann Todd, 72, of Nashville, died unexpectedly on January 12, 2017. She was born in Shelbyville, IN to the late James and Bertha(Adams)Miller.Jo Ann was a homemaker who loved most being surrounded by her family, crocheting, watching the Indy 500 time trials and Indiana basketball.Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband Otis Todd, four children: Mel(wife Geneva)Leggins, Penny(husband Mont)Cobb,...
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Marjorie Maxine Fremion

December 12, 1923 - January 8, 2017

Marjorie Maxine (Auer) Fremion, 93 of Franklin, In., passed away Sunday January 8, 2017, at Johnson Memorial Health in Franklin. She was born December 12, 1923, in Coesse, Indiana, daughter of Harmon and Helen (Creager) Auer. She married Clarence George Fremion April 8, 1943, who preceded her in death January 9, 2010.Marjorie, who lived in Fort Wayne and then later in LaGrange, was a member of...
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Margaret A. King

September 29, 1929 - December 23, 2016

Margaret Ann King , 87, of Winter Haven,FL and formerly of Nashville,IN passed away at her home on Dec. 23rd, 2016 after a sudden illness. She was born on Sept. 29, 1929 in Indianapolis,IN. to Edward Frederick Koehl and Margaret Louise Haines Koehl. She was the oldest of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald L. King in 2014 and one daughter, Karin Jo King Hawkins in...
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Earl Daniel Dryfoose

February 7, 1929 - December 22, 2016

Earl Daniel "Buz" Dryfoose, Jr., 87 of Nashville died Thursday, December 22, 2016 in his home surrounded by love. He was born February 7, 1929 in Springfield, IL to Earl Daniel Dryfoose, Sr. and Oakalla Heaton Dryfoose. He was a retired Naval Aviator.Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Georgia "Sam" Reif Dryfoose of Nashville; four children from his first marriage to the late Barbara...
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Richard Dean Aspenson

September 13, 1940 - December 17, 2016

Richard D. Aspenson, 76, passed away in Columbus, IN on December 17, 2016. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on September 13, 1940 and was the son of Maurice and Mardyll (Perkins) Aspenson.Richard was a self-employed truck driver for many years. In his spare time he loved to fish and enjoyed woodworking. Richard is survived by his loving wife Mary, two sons: Randy Aspenson of Columbus and Rick...
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William Morris Cook

January 16, 1968 - November 30, 2016

William "Bill" Morris Cook, Jr. 48, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, IN. He was born January 16, 1968 in Indianapolis, IN the son of Wilma and William Cook. Bill was as an Army Veteran. He graduated from Vincennes University with an associate degree in diesel mechanics. He worked for United Hospital Services. Bill was a member of the American...
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Sandra Sue Dudley

August 24, 1938 - November 12, 2016

Sandra Sue Roland Dudley, 78, was born on August 24, 1938 in Knightstown, IN. She passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida. She was the daughter of Roy and Emma (McKee) Roland. She grew up in Knightstown and graduated there in 1956. She was known as Sue by family and friends.Sue married Junior Dudley on June 23, 1956 in Warrington, Indiana. From this...
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Dorothy Jean Smith

October 7, 1933 - November 3, 2016

Dorothy Jean Smith, 83 of Nashville, passed away on November 03, 2016 at Brown County Health and Living Community. She was born October 07, 1933 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Ralph and Edna (Gambill) Futrell.Dorothy was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.Dorothy leaves behind her loving husband of sixty-three years; Ronald C. Smith, daughter; Shirley Smith...
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Margaret Ann Walters

August 24, 1931 - October 13, 2016

Margaret Ann Walters, 85, of Nashville, IN passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Eric and Marion Ball WaltersMargaret was a coder for Heinz Veterans Administration Hospital. She was a member of the Michigan City Historical Society, The Brown County Art Gallery and The Brown County Country Club. She will be deeply...
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Mary Elizabeth Pogue

February 27, 1920 - October 6, 2016

Lifelong Brown County resident Mary Pogue died at her home surrounded by family Oct. 6, 2016. She was 96.Known for her apple pie, outstanding gardening and quick wit, she loved to feed the birds and tell old stories about Brown County.Mary was a lifelong Democrat and member of the Brown County Historical Society. She attended the Country Gospel Church. Her ancestral families include the Tracys...
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William Earl Wrightsman

November 25, 1952 - October 2, 2016

William "Earl" Wrightsman, 63 of Nashville died Sunday, October 2, 2016 in his residence. He was born November 25, 1952 in Franklin to Myron Bill Wrightsman and Hilda Ruth Hobbs Wrightsman. He was retired from Yellowwood State Forrest where he performed maintenance duties. Survivors include his daughter, Kristy Roberts and her husband Jesse of Nashville; and six grandchildren, Adrian Bennitt,...
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Dorothea Mae Mullis

May 13, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Dorothea Mae Bradley Mullis, 92, of Morgantown died Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in her home. She was born May 13, 1924 in Brown County to Alonzo Bradley and Susan Jane Hatchett Bradley. She was a homemaker.Survivors include her daughter, Cathy (Harold) Sisson of Greenwood; her son, Paul (Nicole) Mullis of Morgantown; three grandchildren, Libby Sisson of Greenwood and Wyatt and Abby Mullis...
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Lari Aslan

July 23, 1943 - September 19, 2016

Lari Aslan, age 73, of Nashville, died Monday morning at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin, Indiana. Born July 23, 1943 in Montabello, California, she was the daughter of Claude and Helen (McDonald) McGarvin. She was an Interior Decorator for Ethan Allen in Dallas, Texas. Her life revolved around interior decorating and reading. She loved having turtles and frogs, both living...
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Dennis R. Terry

July 15, 1942 - September 18, 2016

Dennis Raymond Terry, age 74, of Bloomington, died early Sunday morning. He was born July 15, 1942 in Gary, Indiana, to Dalton F. and Matilda G. (Zakrewski) Terry. He was a graduate of Purdue Pharmacy School and worked as a pharmacist for over 50 years. He started his career at Hillcrest Pharmacy then worked for Ribordy Drugs in Hobart, Indiana. After moving to Bloomington, he worked for Osco...
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Mary Francis Wells

November 12, 1928 - September 4, 2016

Mary Francis (Hutchins) Wells, 87, of Nashville, died Sunday, September 04, 2016, at Brown County Health and Living Center in Nashville.She was born November 12, 1928 in Anderson Indiana to Francis Glenn and Agnes May (Lamb) Hutchins. She worked in the clerical field as a secretary.She is survived by her daughter; Peggy Daily of Nashville and her son; Terry Wood of Noblesville.A gathering of...
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Ronald Lewis Pedigo

July 18, 1963 - August 28, 2016

Ronald Lewis Pedigo, 53, of Shelbyville died Sunday, August 28, 2016 in his home. He was born July 18, 1963 in Indianapolis to Robert Louis Pedigo and Sandra Sue Snyder Pedigo. He was a self-employed handy man servicing friends and neighbors. Ronald had also participated in Special Olympics one year. Survivors include his mother, Sandra Sue Pedigo of Shelbyville; four brothers, Jay Allen...
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Shirley Ann Brown

March 25, 1944 - August 21, 2016

Shirley Ann BrownMarch 25, 1944 - Aug. 21, 2016NASHVILLE - Shirley Ann (Toney) Brown of Brown County died Aug. 21, 2016, at Indiana University Health Hospice in Bloomington.She was 72.Born March 25, 1944, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Carry Wesley Toney and Evelyn Marie (Robinson) Toney. She met Edward Lincoln "Brownie" Brown while she worked as a carhop in Indianapolis. They were...
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Boyers Leland Bucher

May 30, 1929 - August 14, 2016

Boyers Leland "Sam" Bucher of Nashville, Indiana, passed away in I.U. Health Hospital in Bloomington on August 14, 2016. Sam was born and raised in Indianapolis to the late Joe and Velma(Ritter)Bucher on May 30, 1929. Sam was an accountant with Mayflower Moving Company for many years before retiring and moving to Nashville.Sam moved to Brown County in 1989 and became a charter member with the...
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Thomas Edson McConnell

May 9, 1946 - August 10, 2016

Thomas E. McConnell, 70 of Nashville died Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in his home. He was born May 9, 1946 in Hackensack, New Jersey to William Stanton McConnell and Evelyn Annabelle Stagg McConnell. He was retired from Delphi Electronics in Kokomo.Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Terry Lynn Fuhs McConnell of Nashville; a daughter, Laura McGowen and husband Matthew of Nashville; a son,...
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Amanda Louise Swift

April 19, 1925 - August 5, 2016

Amanda "Louise" (Percifield) Swift, age 91, of Nashville, died Friday morning at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born April 19, 1925 in Brown County, she was the daughter of Grover Percifield, Sr. and Lena (Parks) Percifield. Louise loved cooking, gardening, staying up-to-date on current events and discussing politics. She was a die-hard Roosevelt era Democrat. She also loved spending...
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Petra Christine Roberts

July 21, 2016 - July 21, 2016

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Bette Joyce Walden

May 4, 1946 - July 21, 2016

Bette Joyce (Kent) Walden, of Seymour, passed away July 21, 2016 at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. after a brief illness. She was born May 04, 1946 in Bloomington, IN the daughter of Edward R. and Doris E. (Stevens) Kent, they preceded her in death.Bette married Billy Ray Walden on November 02, 1974, he survives.Bette attended Bloomington High School before graduating in 1964 from...
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Jerome H. Mize

November 10, 1932 - June 18, 2016

Jerome "Jerry" H. Mize, 83 of Nashville died Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus. He was born November 10, 1932 in Merom, Indiana to Hugh Mize and Amelia Riggle Mize. He was self-employed for many years doing odd jobs and lawn care.Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Dolores Mize of Nashville; three children, Thomas Mize and wife Sue of Holland,...
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Penny Joyce Wentworth

April 30, 1951 - June 8, 2016

Penny Joyce (Najdek) Wentworth, 65, of Brown County passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born April 30, 1951 in Mishawaka, Indiana the daughter of the late Alex S. Snyder and Sarieta Joyce Peterson. Penny was a longtime employee of Morgan County Hospital and most recently was an avid farmer. She was a member of Manna Mission Church, Martinsville. She enjoyed playing bingo...
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Dale Norman Petro

October 16, 1927 - May 26, 2016

Dale N. Petro, 88, passed away at the White River Lodge in Bedford, IN on May 26, 2016. He was born in Brown County on October 16, 1927, the son of the late Ira and Bertha(Hampton)Petro.Dale retired from Indiana University in the Building Services Dept. after 22 years of excellent service. He received many awards and was constantly recognized for his hard work. He was very well liked by all who...
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Roy Eugene Russell

March 24, 1928 - May 16, 2016

Roy Eugene "Gene" Russell, 88, of Nashville, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016, in Columbus.Born March 24, 1928, in Parsons, Kansas, the son of Wayne and Agnes "Lela" (Stephenson) Russell, Gene served his country in the United States Navy. He retired as financial officer at Phillips Petroleum North Sea Operation in Norway. Prior to that, he worked for Phillips in London, England, as well...
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Mary Elizabeth Pipik

July 7, 1948 - May 11, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Pipik, 67, of Nashville, IN passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born July 7, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late George and Agnes Pipik.Mary was a supervisor at the Lab Blood Bank at Columbus Regional Hosptial. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Mary is survived by her two sisters, Lisa DaMore and Susan Friedich; a brother, George Pipik;...
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Phillip Ray Prewitt,

September 23, 1951 - May 6, 2016

Phillip Ray Prewitt, Sr., 64, of Nashville, passed away May 6, 2016 in Bloomington, IN. He was born September 23, 1951 in Indianapolis, IN the son of Ernest Leroy Prewitt and Kathryn (Hughes) Prewitt, they preceded him in death.Phillip served his country as a United States Marine. He retired as a machinist from the GM Truck and Bus Plant in Indianapolis. Phillip was a member of UAW and APA Pool...
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Robert Rockafeller Lawless

November 11, 1924 - May 4, 2016

Robert Rockafeller Lawless of Nashville, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from metastatic cancer.Rob was born on November 11, 1924, in St. Paul, Indiana, to John and Ruth (Rockafeller) Lawless who predeceased him. His older sister, Hester Lawless Petty also preceded him in death. Rob is survived by his wife, Judith Leach Lawless, whom he married in 1973 and his...
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Kenneth Eugene Harden

June 12, 1982 - April 20, 2016

Kenneth Eugene Harden, 33 of Nashville died as the result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 near Unionville. He was born June 12, 1982 in Tulsa Oklahoma to Ricky E. Harden and Trixie D. Bogue Harden. He was a crew leader at McDonalds in Mitchell. Survivors include his parents of Nashville; two children, Ethan Harden and Jasmine Nichole Harden of Helmsburg; two brothers,...
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Loren Robert Moore

October 29, 1924 - April 19, 2016

Loren Robert Moore died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, April 19, surrounded by his loving family. He was 91.A lifelong resident of Brown County, Loren loved the hills, hollers, trees, and all the beauty of God's creation. Loren was born in a Brown County farmhouse on October 29, 1924 to Harold and Elma Bright Moore. He was the third of four sons. Merrill, Keith, Loren, and Harold Ray...
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Janet Lea DeVore

June 30, 1954 - April 19, 2016

Janet Lea DeVore has fought the good fight and left this earthly world for her eternal home...she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends on April 19, 2016. Janet was born to Russell John "SPIKE" and Charlotte Rose (Batton) DeVore in Steubenville, Ohio on June 30, 1954. She attended Columbus North High School and worked at National Linen from 1969 to 1975....
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Gabriella Maria Garcia Stewart

January 21, 2000 - April 15, 2016

Gabriella M. "Gabby" Stewart, 16, of Nashville gained her wings in her home on Friday, April 15. Gabby was born in Bloomington, In on January 21, 2000.She is survived by parents Pamela and David Stewart, brother, Alexander Stewart and sister, Rebecca (Stewart) Birchler and brother in law, John Birchler. Gabby was a student of Brown County High School almost finishing her 10th grade. She loved to...
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David James Powell

November 16, 1951 - April 9, 2016

David James "Jim" Powell, 64, of Brown County passed away April 9, 2016 at his home. Jim was born in Vincennes, IN on November 16, 1951. He was the son of David "Dink" Andrew Powell and Beulah Mae (Wright) Powell; they preceded him in death. Jim was a Vietnam War veteran who proudly served in the United States Air Force as a jet aircraft maintenance specialist. He was a member of Shepherd of the...
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William Anthony Floyd

August 14, 1966 - April 2, 2016

William Anthony "Tony" Floyd, 49, of Seymour and formerly of Brown County, passed away April 2, 2016. He was born August 14, 1966 in Columbus, Indiana the son of William A. Floyd and Willodean (McMillian) Floyd. They preceded him in death. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard. Tony formerly was self-employed in home improvement.A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday,...
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Deborah Jean Deal

May 3, 1949 - March 31, 2016

Deborah Jean Deal, age 66, of Nashville died Thursday evening at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born May 3, 1949 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Bobby Gene and Donna Lou (Speer) Young. She had been a manager for Circle "K" in Nashville and formerly worked for Dave's Village Pharmacy. She is survived by her loving family; her husband, Gary Deal, of Nashville; her three daughters,...
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Ruby Clay

April 14, 1927 - March 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville, IN.
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Larry E. Voils

February 25, 1947 - March 24, 2016

Larry Voils of Brown County, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2016. He was born at home in Casey County, KY on February 25, 1947 to Bill and Margie Voils. His family moved to Zionsville, IN where he attended Zionsville schools and worked his first job at the Doc Fortunes Farm. He worked at Burford Printing Company in Indianapolis, Stigel Management Company, Ed Brown(Brownie) Nashville...
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Irene Anne Craig Craciunoiu

March 25, 1925 - March 20, 2016

Irene Anne Craig Craciunoiu, age 90, of Nashville died Sunday evening at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born March 25, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of Antone and Helen Stolarski. She was the owner of the former Sparkle Plenty Gift Shop in Nashville from 1971-2006 and formerly owned and operated along with her husband the Nick Craig Music Stores in Indianapolis....
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James Monroe Salmon

March 23, 1932 - March 10, 2016

James Monroe Salmon, 83, of Nashville, IN formerly of Frankfort, IN passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016. He was born March 23, 1932 in Kilmore, IN the son of the late Raymond and Hallie Salmon. At this time there will be no services.
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Wayne Carter Brahaum

September 12, 1930 - March 7, 2016

Wayne Carter Brahaum age 85, of Nashville, Indiana died Monday morning at his residence.Born September 12, 1930 in Indianapolis,Indiana he was the son of Vora Mae (Reese) Brahaum and Albert C. Brahaum. He temporarily served in the U.S. Army until it was determined he was just 15 years of age. Also in his younger years he was employed as a concrete truck driver, then a chauffeur at the Job Corps...
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Terry Duane Lutes

September 19, 1956 - February 19, 2016

Terry Duane Lutes, 59, of Scottsburg died Friday, February 19, 2016 in his home. He was born on September 19, 1956 in Madison, IN to Teddy Loren Lutes and Eunice Pearl Aldridge Lutes. He had worked for General Electric in the maintenance department. He was also a member of the Corvette Club in Columbus and enjoyed anything to do with Muscle Cars.Survivors include his three children, Cody Lutes...
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Rissie Edith Kirts

March 19, 1922 - February 13, 2016

Rissie Edith Kirts, 93, died peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016 at her home in Nashville.She was born in Crab Orchard, Kentucky on March 19, 1922 to Thomas Welchman and Rosie Edith (Kidd) Osborne. She moved to Brown County in 1938 where she met Verl Kirts. Their marriage on July 26, 1941 spanned over 62 years. They were the owners of Kirts Garage in Nashville.Rissie was a homemaker, a loving...
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Charles Folkening

August 19, 1924 - February 12, 2016

Charles "CW" Folkening, 91-1/2, of Nashville passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones February 12, 2016 in Bloomington. CW was born August 19, 1924 in Indianapolis to Walter and Rachael (Paugh) Folkening.CW was a Construction Building Site Supervisor and Carpenter by trade. He was a Proud Veteran of World War II, serving with the 1305th Service Command Unit of the United State Army. He...
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George Lovett

May 30, 1931 - February 4, 2016

George Lovett, 84, of Nashville, IN passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016. He was born May 30, 1931 in Manchester, TN the son of the late George Lovett and Rose Minter. George graduated from Muncie Central High School. He retired from Warren Gear. He attended the Salvation Army Church. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. George is survived by his loving wife of 68 years,...
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Charles Edward Kirlin

August 7, 1979 - January 24, 2016

Charles Edward "Chuck" Kirlin of Nashville, IN, passed peacefully away in Methodist Hospital on January 24, 2016 after a noble battle with a brain tumor. He was the son of Robert and Chris Kirlin of Nashville, IN. He was born on August 7, 1979 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 36 years old.Chuck received his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and Business from Indiana University. He was an avid sports...
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Robert M. Wise

March 8, 1919 - January 9, 2016


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William Darrell Skinner

August 9, 1956 - January 9, 2016

Wm. DARRELL Skinner of Nashville, Indiana, an extraordinary Brother and Friend with an amazing heart and a gentle soul died Saturday, January 9, 2016 from injuries suffered in a horrific auto accident that occurred on January 7. He was 59. He was a former Marine and had a profession as a Specialized Welder. He enjoyed a passion for riding his Harley, target shooting, fishing, love of animals...
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Mary Jane Hughes

September 29, 1925 - January 9, 2016

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Glenda Lou Hobbs

May 19, 1941 - January 9, 2016

Glenda Tackett Hobbs, 74, of Nashville, passed away Saturday morning, January 9, 2016 in I.U. Health Hospice House after staying in Brown County Health & Living. She was born in Morgan County to the late John and Louella Mable (Ross)Tackett on May 19, 1941.Glenda is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Frank Hobbs, son Bryan Hobbs, daughters: Tina Hobbs and Linda Taylor, her brother...
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John Lazzell

April 26, 1949 - January 4, 2016

John Lazzell Jr., 66, of Nashville, passed away at home in Gnaw Bone, surrounded by his loving family on January 4, 2016. He was born in Brown County to the late William H. and Thelma Woodmansee Lazzell on April 26, 1949.John married Goldie Skaggs on October 11, 1969, at Faith Temple in Columbus, Indiana. He worked for Columbus Sanitation for several years.He is survived by Goldie, his loving...
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Ramon Leon Utterback

November 8, 1936 - January 2, 2016

Ramon Leon Utterback, age 79, of Nashville, died Saturday evening at his residence. Born November 8, 1936 on the family farm in Montgomery County, Indiana he was the son of Charles M. and Vera M. (Watson) Utterback. He started his career as a lineman for Indiana Bell Telephone in 1956. He retired from Indiana Bell in 1991 as a construction supervisor where he worked out of the Zionsville Garage...
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Robert Burris Chevalier

November 25, 1927 - January 1, 2016

Dr. Robert "Bob" Burris Chevalier, 88, of Nashville died Friday January 1, 2016 in his home with his family at his side. He was born November 25, 1927 in Indianapolis, IN. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Pusey Chevalier of Nashville; six children, Karen (Paul) Chevalier-Smith of Indianapolis, Timothy (Laura) Chevalier of North Carolina, Jeffery (Ann) Chevalier of Florida, Victoria (Joe)...
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Cynthia Gay Dale

January 29, 1942 - December 19, 2015

Cynthia (Smoker) Dale, 73, of Nashville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.A longtime director of the Brown County Art Guild, member of Tri-Kappa, and Nashville United Methodist Church, Cindy was a devoted wife, mother, friend and animal lover.Cindy is survived by her husband, R. David Dale; children, Jason C. Miller of Plainfield and Carrie Anna Normile of Nashville; grandchildren, Ella and...
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Michaell Dale Moberly

January 6, 1958 - December 13, 2015

Michaell Moberly went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Michaell was born on January 6, 1958 and lived in Brown County the majority of his life. "Mobe" was a 1976 graduate of Brown County High School and was employed as a painter at the Brown County State Park.He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul (Casey) and Shelly Moberly, brother Randy Moberly, and brother-in...
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Joyce Adele Baker

October 15, 1929 - December 11, 2015

Joyce Adele Baker, 86, of Nashville passed away December 11, 2015 at the Brown County Health and Living Community. She was born October 15, 1929 in Chicago, IL. Joyce was the daughter of Lester F. Baker and Madge (McClary) Baker. They preceded her in death. Joyce was self- employed as a caregiver. She enjoyed being a member of the Brown County Pioneer Women, Brown County Historical Society,...
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Stephen Duane Logan

July 17, 1952 - December 6, 2015

Stephen Duane Logan, our very heart and soul, devoted husband and father, left this earth Sunday, December 6, 2015. "Steve" was an outdoorsman, always looking for the beauty in nature; a rippling creek, uncut forests, spotting pileated woodpeckers and birds of all sorts. He grew up in the mountains of Colorado and the spirit of the mountains lived within his soul. Steve loved learning and he had...
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Liana Claire Retzner

September 15, 1953 - November 22, 2015

Liana Claire Retzner, 62, of Nashville passed away at her home November 22, 2015.She was born September 15, 1953 in Chicago, IL. She was the daughter of Edwin and Emma (Homen) Retzner. Liana was a food inspector for the Indiana State Board of Health. She enjoyed horses and her pets.She is survived by several cousins.A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Brown...
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Janet Louise Bennett

January 21, 1930 - November 22, 2015

Janet L. (Gillian) Bennett, 85, of Nashville passed away November 22, 2015 in Nashville. She was born January 21, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN the daughter of Ed and Eve (Souders) Gillian. Janet was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis and attended Butler University where she met her future husband, Richard "Dick" Bennett. They married June 5, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1999...
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Timothy Ryan Welborn

November 19, 1984 - November 18, 2015

Timothy Ryan Welborn, 30, of Nashville passed away November 18, 2015 in Bloomington. He was born November 19, 1984 in Oklahoma City, OK the son of Timothy Keith Welborn and Kimberly Ann Beavers-Welborn. Tim attended Brown County High School. He was a chef at Parkside Retirement Center in Columbus, IN. He enjoyed cooking, playing video games, fishing, and shooting sports.Survivors include his...
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John Lloyd Schoonover

July 9, 1948 - November 14, 2015


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James Ivan Bush

June 15, 1946 - November 13, 2015

On Friday, November 13, 2015, James Ivan "Jim" Bush, age 69, passed at the Brown County Health and Living Center. Born on June 15, 1946 in Bloomington, Indiana; he was the son of Ralph Scott "Scotty" Bush and Mary Kathryn "Mary Kay" (Bond) Bush-Boston. He attended Brown County High School and graduated in 1964. Jim served as a military policeman in the U.S. Air Force from June 1964-1968,...
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Nora Louise Winings

November 2, 1922 - November 11, 2015

Nora Louise (Bauer) Winings, 93 of Nashville passed away November 11, 2015. She was born November 2, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of Herbert and Rose (Clements) Bauer. They preceded her in death.Nora and her late husband, Bill were former owners and operators of Winings Hardware, Nashville. Nora was a former office manager for a realty business. She was a sixty five year member of...
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Milford Earl Baker

November 21, 1934 - November 11, 2015

Milford Earl Baker, Jr., 80, of Nashville passed away at his home November 11, 2015. He was born November 21, 1934 in Soldiers Grove, WI the son of Milford Earl Baker, Sr. and Dorothy Mae (Schoville) Baker.Milford retired as maintenance coordinator with a printing company. He was inducted into the AAU Basketball Volunteer Hall of Fame in 2010 where he was Lt. Governor for the Central District of...
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James Lloyd Shipley

July 28, 1943 - November 1, 2015

James Lloyd Shipley "Toad",72, of Nashville, passed away at his home November1, 2015. He was born July 28, 1943 to Riley Oliver Shipley and Sarah Catherine (Leggins) Shipley. He is survived by five children, Craig (Kelly) Zody, Jamie Lynn Fink, Renita Marie (Mike) Kinnaman, James Lloyd Shipley II, and Robby Thompson, his grandchildren, Jeremiah, Canyon, Karma, Kindred , Lisa, Kelly, Gracelyn,...
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Charles Wendell Beauchamp

November 24, 1938 - November 1, 2015

Charles Wendell Beauchamp, 76, of Nashville passed away November 1, 2015 at his home. He was born November 24, 1938 in Owen County, Indiana the son of Charles Douglas Beauchamp and Vina Marie (Ewers) Beauchamp. They preceded him in death. Charles was retired and had worked for Elkhart Products, Bill Allender, Fleetwood's, Cummins Engine Company as a foreman, and Robinson Block and Concrete. He...
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Thomas Frank Dobson

August 13, 1948 - October 24, 2015

Thomas Frank Dobson, of Salmeron Road in Brown County, died Saturday, 24 October, 2015. He had recently been diagnosed with serious illness, but his passing at this time was unexpected.He was born 13 August, 1948, in Madison, Wisconsin, the middle of the three sons of Richard "Dobby" Dobson and Dorothy Schultz Dobson, and grew up in Oregon and New Mexico, and later Indiana. He...
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