Peoga area resident Clarence T. "Sonny" Applegate died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at his home. He was 67.
Mr. Applegate was born April 25, 1932, in Trafalgar to Joseph Theodore and Goldie Wycoff Applegate.
He and June Marie Pope were married February 2, 1952, in Jeffersonville. She survives.
Mr. Applegate had worked as a heavy equipment operator for 40 years, retiring in 1994. He had helped Howard Prince build Cordry and Sweetwater lakes in northern Brown County in the early 1950s.
He had been a member of Operating Engineers Union Local 103 and Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Peoga.
Mr. Applegate had enjoyed fishing.
Other survivors include three daughters, Kay Wolfla of Columbus, Linda M. Neese of Franklin; and H. Marie McPeek of Trafalgar; a grandson; and three granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Reverend James A. Starr conducted a service Saturday morning, July 24, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Burial was in Johnson Countyís Nineveh Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bartholomew County Hospice, 2400 East 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201.
Tommy D. Back, the father of Nashville resident Tommy A. Back, died Wednesday morning, July 21, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Bartholomew County, he was 62.
Mr. Back was born June 29, 1937, in Letcher County, Kentucky to Marlin and Golden Smith Back.
He and Yvonne Boggs were married July 31, 1963. She survives.
Mr. Back had worked at Reliance Electric in Columbus for 29 years, retiring in 1992.
He was a United States Army veteran.
Other survivors include a daughter, Beth Barnes of Elizabethtown; two other sons, Marlin Back and Kevin Back, both of Columbus; two brothers, Joe Arnold Back and Dorse Wayne Back, both of Blackey, Kentucky; a sister, Jean Blair of Blackey, Kentucky; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Back was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Edna Back.
The Reverend Steve Day led a service Friday morning, July 23, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was in Bartholomew Countyís Westport Cemetery.
Beulah I. Bless
Beulah Irene Bless, the brother of Bean Blossom resident Glenn William Taylor, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her home in Shelbyville. She as 59.
Mrs. Bless was born February 7, 1940, in Washington D.C. to George Washington and Anna Leola Zewald Cornall Taylor.
She and Orville F. Bless were married March 17, 1961. He survives in Shelby County.
Mrs. Bless was a homemaker.
She had served with the Relief Society, Young Women Sunday school and primary.
Mrs. Bless was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Shelbyville.
Other survivors include a son, James Edward Bless of Whiteland; another brother, Ron Eugene Taylor of Noblesville; an adopted sister, Mary Katherine Taylor of Michigan; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mike McCraken conducted a service Wednesday morning, July 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Shelbyville.
Burial was at Sheets Cemetery in Wyoming, Illinois.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Former Brown County resident Thomas Truman Canter died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, he was 83.
Mr. Canter was born June 26, 1916, in Lee County, Kentucky to Benjamin Franklin and Hallie Tate Thomas Kanter.
He and Irene Keaton were married February 16, 1941, in Franklin. She survives.
Mr. Canter was graduated from Helmsburg High School in 1936. He attended Indiana Bible Institute and Basic Engineering School in Great Lakes, Illinois.
He had worked in the die shop at General Motorsí Chevrolet Truck and Bus Division in Indianapolis for 42 years, retiring in 1979.
Active in evangelistic work, Mr. Canter had preached at the Lighthouse Mission for 25 years.
He had been a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Mr. Canter was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He had received two medals for service at Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
Other survivors include a son, Thomas Charles Canter of Littleton, Colorado; two daughters, Theresa June Canter of New York City and Maria Lena Smith of Franklin; a brother, Robert Bruce Kanter of Greenwood; two sisters, Helen Privara of Chicago and Peggy Moore of Bean Blossom; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, James Erwin Kanter, Victor Franklin Kanter, Joy Paul Kanter and William Carlyle Kanter; and a sister, Mary Frances Davis.
A service was conducted Friday morning, July 23, at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Homeís Greenwood Chapel.
Burial was in Johnson Countyís Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Canter Hall at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1640 West Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, Indiana 46143, or the Alzheimerís Association, 9135 North Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-7109.
Norma Findley, the step-mother of Morgantown resident Raymond Findley, died Saturday, July 17, 1999, at the Community Care Center in Seymour. She was 69.
Mrs. Findley was born July 8, 1930, in Hope to John and Grace Orvice Poore.
She and Earl Findley were married in 1955. He died in 1979.
Mrs. Findley was a homemaker.
Other survivors include a son, Kevin J. Poore of Seymour; four other step-sons, Frank Findley of Seymour, Roy Findley and Joe Findley, both of Taylorsville and Edison Findley of Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Sue Kincaid of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Walker; and two grandchildren.
The Reverend D.G. Morris led a service Tuesday afternoon, July 20, at Voss Chapel in Seymour.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donorís choice of charities.
Mary E. Johnson
Nashville resident Mary E. Clarke Johnson died Sunday, July 18, 1999, in Nashville. She was 76.
Mrs. Johnson was born August 1, 1922 in Indianapolis to L.C. and Clara H Thomas Clarke.
She was married to John W. L. Johnson October 3, 1942 in Indianapolis. He survives.
Formerly of Indianapolis, Mrs. Johnson had worked for 23 years as a receptionist for Dr. Robert Frye in that city.
The last three years before her retirement she was a clerk for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Indianapolis.
She retired in 1985.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Columbus.
She is survived by her husband.
Mrs. Johnson was to be buried in a grave side service Monday, July 26, at Forest Lawn Memory Garden in Greenwood.
Arrangements were handled by G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Former Brown County resident Dora Hildreth Manley Spiker died Sunday, July 25, at Mariner Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida.
She was 87.
Mrs. Spiker was born March 14, 1912 in Indiana to Lena Edith Burkhart and William Earl Stitt.
She was preceded in death by two husbands; Boyd Manley and Marshall Spiker.
Mrs. Spiker was a homemaker. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in New Bellsville and Trinity Baptist Church in Florida.
Survivors include three daughters; Edythe B. Coy of Hogansville, Georgia, Pattsie A. Waltz of North Vernon and Margaret J. Breker of Port Charlotte; a sister, Anna Lena Hogue; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Grace Bray; two brothers, Leo Stitt and Lonnie Stitt; a grandson, Rickie L. Waltz and a son-in-law, Chelsea L. Delph, Jr.
Calling will be Thursday, July 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville.
The funeral will be Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at Harmony Baptist Church with burial in New Bellsville.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of choice.
Ira Whited Sr.
Ira E. Whited Sr. died Thursday morning, July 22, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Bartholomew County, he was 81.
Mr. Whited left survivors in Brown County.
He was born April 9, 1918, in Liberty, Kentucky to Charles and Ida Mae Derringer Whited.
He and Earlene Morgan Devening were married February 12, 1974. She survives.
Mr. Whited had worked at the Veterans Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, retiring in 1967.
He was a United States Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Whited was of the United Methodist faith.
He had been a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Other survivors include two sons, Leonard Whited of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ira E. "Junebug" Whited Jr. of Brown County; two daughters, Jewell Dean DeMoss of Georgetown, Ohio and Vicky Whited Webster of Columbus; two step-sons, Mike Devening of Seymour and Jeff Devening of Columbus; three brothers, Homer Whited of Columbus, Harold Whited of Nashville and Jerry Whited of Elizabethtown; four sisters, Pauline Richardson of Ohio, Nellie Good and Ida Lee Woods, both of Danville, Kentucky and Jane Lee of Columbus; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Whited was preceded in death by a brother; and three sisters.
The Reverend Danny Bragg led a service Saturday morning, July 24, at Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home in Columbus.
Burial was at Whited Cemetery in Liberty, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to the donorís choice of charities.
Elizabeth M. Baxter dies Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Hospitality House in Bloomington.
A resident of that city, she was 91.
Born November 11, 1907, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of George and Martha Cirgin Crane.
She married Wendell S. Baxter. He preceded her in death.
Services were held Friday, July 30, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. The Reverend Ray New officiated.
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads United Methodist Church.
Salt Creek Road resident Helen Henricks died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital.
She was 73.
She was born December 4, 1925, in Frankfort to Edna Timmons and Clyde Sanders.
Her husband, Bernie Henricks, preceded her in death in 1984.
The Reverend Leroy Collins conducted a service Friday, July 30, 1999, at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home.
Interment followed at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood.
F. Marie Isley
F. Marie Isley, the sister of Morgantown resident Frances Rutter, died Tuesday, July 27, 1999, at her home in Indianapolis.
She was 86.
She was born in Peoria, Illinois, July 2, 1913, to Sandford and Flora Tripp.
She married Wilbur James Isley, he preceded her in death.
The Reverend Shan Rutherford officiated at a service Friday, July 20, at Wilson Saint Pierre Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes in Indianapolis.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8730 Commerce Park Place, Box 78038, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268.
Edith H. Jarboe
Edith H. Jarboe, mother of Nashville resident Morris Jarboe, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Bloomington Convalescent Center.
A resident of that city she was 101.
Mrs Jarboe was born June 17, 1898, in Spencer County to James Gabbert and Barbara Jeffers.
She and the Reverend Andrew Jarboe were married June 17, 1915. and were married for 54 years. He preceded her in death.
A graveside service was conducted by Bishop Leroy Hodapp, Thursday, July 29, at Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tell City United Methodist Church.
Mary E. Clarke Johnson
Nashville resident Mary E. Clarke-Johnson died Saturday, July 18, 1999.
She was 76.
She was born August 1, 1922, in Indianapolis to L.C. and Clara H. Thomas Clarke.
She and John W.L. Johnson were married October 3, 1942 in Indianapolis. He survives.
A graveside service was conducted Monday, August 2, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township. G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home in Greenwood handled the arrangements.
Jaiden Enrique Mize-Garcia, the son of Enrique Garcia Jr. and Andrea J. Mize of Columbus, was stillborn Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
Other survivors include grandparents, Phil and Pam Mize of Nashville and Enrique Garcia Sr. and Mirna Stapleton of Columbus; great grandparents, Fred and Edna Mize of Greenwood, Joan Juday of Columbus, Isabelle Navarro of Mexico and Pete and Pura Garcia of Texas.
The Reverend Scott Bourland will officiate at a graveside service today, Wednesday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Inlow and Weaver Funeral Home.