Brown County native Elihu Reeves died Tuesday, November 10, 1998, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 85.
Mr. Reeves was born June 11, 1913, in Brown County to Grover and Hester Rudder Reeves.
He and Bertha Mae Pittman were married October 24, 1939. She died February 13, 1983.
Mr. Reeves had worked as a mechanic for Courier Newsom Trucking Company for 25 years, retiring in 1975.
Survivors include six sons, Thomas G. Reeves of Paris Crossing, Oscar J. Reeves, Allen R. Reeves, Roger D. Reeves and Stanley E. Reeves, all of Columbus, and Paul A. Reeves and Ronnie E. Reeves, both of Rosstown; two daughters, Judith Fields of Florida and Brenda J. Clerkin of Brown County; a brother, Merrille Reeves of Columbus; a sister, Marie Jones of Scipio; 33 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Reeves and Carl Reeves; and a sister, Clara Holland.
A service was conducted Friday, November 13, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in that city's Garland Brook Cemetery.
Arnieta Waggoner died Sunday, November 1, 1998, at her home in Freetown. She was 74.
Mrs. Waggoner left several cousins in Brown County.
She was born October 11, 1924, to Chester E. and Dolley Artis Shepard. Her parents hailed from Brown County.
She and Howard T. Waggoner Jr. were married in 1946. He survives in Jackson County.
Mrs. Waggoner was a homemaker. She had also operated the Curlette Beauty Shop in Freetown for 44 years.
Mrs. Waggoner was a member of Pikes Peak Church of Christ in Van Buren Township.
Active in 4-H, she had served as a leader of the Freetown Blue Streamers.
Other survivors include three daughters, April Niewedde of Brownstown, Jill McKay of Spencer and Sue Ellen Hunter of Houston; a sister, Arthena Rutan of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Brother Vernon Henton led a service Thursday, November 5, at Pikes Peak Church of Christ.
Burial was in Brownstown's Fairview Cemetery.
Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Church of Christ or Riley Hospital for Children.
Pricey Waggoner, the brother of Van Buren Township resident Jewell Carmichael, died Saturday morning, November 15, 1998, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Brownstown, he was 86.
Mr. Waggoner was born April 10, 1912, in Jackson County's Pershing Township to Howard and Alice Phillips Waggoner.
He and Thelma M. Arthur were married September 18, 1937, in New Albany. She died April 7, 1989.
He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Central Normal College and Canterbury College, both in Danville.
Mr. Waggoner was a retired educator, retiring after 36 years in that field. He taught at Whites, Houston, Tampico and Freetown schools in Jackson County and in Bartholomew County's Ogilville School.
Mr. Waggoner was a teacher and principal at Lincoln Elementary School in Seymour for 22 years.
He was a member of the Jackson County Retired Teachers Association and Freetown United Methodist Church.
Mr. Waggoner was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Other survivors include a brother, Howard T. Waggoner Jr. of Freetown; and another sister, Wanita Manuel of Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Waggoner and Hezzie Waggoner; four sisters, Laura Waggoner, Fern Scott, Beuna Kohlerman and Mae Kerner; and a nephew, Ralph Scott.
The Reverend Duane Loos and the Reverend Michael Gillaspie conducted a service Tuesday, November 17, at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown.
Burial was in Jackson County's Freetown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Brown County Community Care Center resident Margaret G. Young died Friday afternoon, November 13, 1998, at the center in Salt Creek Park. She was 81.
Mrs. Young formerly lived in Boca Raton, Florida.
She was born September 8, 1917, in Indianapolis to Glen C. Caldwell and Hulda B. Hackemeier.
She was married to Albert Young. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sisters, Jeanette Herbhold of Boca Raton, Florida and Barbara Fields of Nashville; and step-children.
There was no service.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Frank Clifton, the father of Nashville resident Dorothy Harder, died Tuesday, November 17, 1998, at Loogootee Nursing Center in Martin County. A resident of that city, he was 90.
Mr. Clifton was born August 24, 1908, in Martin County to Charles and Katie Asbell Clifton.
He had worked at Sherfick Manufacturing and National Gypsum Company.
Other survivors include five sons, Donald Clifton, Fred Clifton and Floyd Clifton, all of Shoals, Stan Clifton of Washington and Frank Clifton of Loogootee; four step-sons; a step-daughter; 18 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Clifton was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Shaw, Nellie Allbright and Alice Mefford; and two brothers, Roscoe Clifton and Roy Clifton.
Glen Yoder conducted a service Saturday, November 21, at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.
Burial was in Martin County's Spring Hill Cemetery.
Donald L. Hendershot died Sunday evening, November 15, 1998, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 57.
Mr. Hendershot left surviving relatives in Brown County.
Mr. Hendershot was born January 23, 1941, in Columbus to Ival Ray and Luesa E. Brown Hendershot.
He and Carolyn J. Daugherty Ward were married August 11, 1975. She survives in Bartholomew County.
Mr. Hendershot had worked as a truck driver for XL Trucking in Indianapolis.
He was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church and the Muzzle Loaders Association.
Other survivors include two step-sons, Randy Ward and Scott Ward, both of Columbus; two grandchildren, Tyler Ward and Sarah Ward; and a brother, Harvey Hendershot of Bedford.
The Reverend Leslie Bearden conducted a service Thursday, November 19, at East Columbus United Methodist Church.
Burial was in Brown County's Burkhart Cemetery.
Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bartholomew County or the American Cancer Society.
Hoover Road residents Homer Mosely Sr. and Lucy Mosley were killed in a one-vehicle accident Sunday, November 15, 1998, on State Road 46 West near Knight's Corner. Mr. Mosley was 77. His wife was 75.
Mr. Mosley was born September 10, 1921, in Asher, Kentucky to Chester and Maude Howard Mosley.
Mrs. Mosley was born August 26, 1923, in Chappell, Kentucky to John Whitehead and Amy Catherine Turner.
Mr. Mosley has worked as a logger, retiring in 1983. Mrs. Mosley was a homemaker.
The couple were members of Belmont Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Helen Simpson of Nashville; and two sons, John Mosley and Homer Mosley Jr., both of Nashville.
Mr. Mosley is also survived by a sister, Edith Smith of Ohio; two half-sisters, Elvia Collett and Elizabeth Napier, both of Kentucky; two brothers, Carlos Mosley and Levi Mosley, both of Kentucky; a half-brother, James Mosley of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mosley is also survived by three sisters, Margaret Bray, Bardie Whitehead and Fannie Roberts, all of Kentucky; and four brothers, Ralph Whitehead, Adron Whitehead and Taylor Whitehead, all of Kentucky and Carson Whitehead of Indiana.
The couple was preceded in death by a daughter; and a granddaughter.
They were each also preceded in death by two brothers.
The Reverend Keith Bowling conducted a service Friday, November 20, at Lower Beech Fork United Methodist Church in Leslie County, Kentucky.
Burial was in Mosley Cemetery at Mozelle, Kentucky.
Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North was in charge of local arrangements. Other arrangements were made by Walker Funeral Home in Hyden, Kentucky.
Three Story Hill Road resident Richard R. Phillabaum died Wednesday, November 18, 1998, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was 49.
Mr. Phillabaum was born January 18, 1949, in Bedford to Raymond Joseph and Margaret Blankenship Phillabaum. His mother survives in Punta Gorda, Florida.
He and Nancy Temples were married May 23, 1981, in Bloomington. She survives in Brown County.
He was graduated from Punahou School in Hawaii in 1967.
Mr. Phillabaum earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University in 1973. He also graduated with honors in English Literature. Mr. Phillabaum had majored in film criticism.
He enrolled at Citadel University in Charleston, South Carolina in 1975, majoring in educational statistics before transferring to Indiana University, where he received a master of science in education degree in 1977.
Mr. Phillabaum had worked as Multi-Media Production Coordinator for the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI for 21 years.
He was also an instructor at the Free University of Indianapolis during 1982-83.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Phillabaum was a member of Quails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited.
He also enjoyed working with his bird dogs and in photography.
Other survivors include a son, Kyle Phillabaum, at home; and a step-daughter, Kari Kelly of Grenada Hills, California.
Mr. Phillabaum was preceded in death by his father.
A service was conducted Tuesday, November 24, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
The remains were to be cremated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kyle Phillabaum Education Fund, in care of Tibby Spear at First State Bank, Post Office Box 255, Morgantown, Indiana, or the funeral home.
Hildegard Shroyer died Friday evening, November 20, 1998, at her home in Columbus. She was 71.
Mrs. Shroyer left survivors in Brown County.
She was born September 1, 1927, in Ohlau, Germany to Alfred and Martha Sopora Feldsmann.
She and Harold J. Shroyer were married January 4, 1956. He died November 27, 1997.
Mrs. Shroyer had worked at Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
Survivors include two sons, Steven M. of Nashville and David R. Shroyer of Columbus; two daughters, Debbie A. Shroyer of Columbus and Janet B. Sweeney of Cedar City, Utah; four sisters, Marianne Thomson of California, Gerda Collins of West Virginia and Martha Raab and Johanna Jaenish, both of Germany; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Mrs. Shroyer was preceded in death by five brothers; and four sisters.
The Reverend Joe Swartz led a service Tuesday, November 24, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in Bartholomew County's Ohio Chapel Cemetery.