Opal L. Payton
Former Morgantown resident Opal L. Payton died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Universal Health Care in Franklin. A resident of Johnson County, she was 78.
Mrs. Payton was born June 1, 1921, in Morgantown to Verlie and Edna Thacker Pruitt.
She first married Herman Allen. He preceded her in death. She then married Eugene Payton. He also preceded her in death.
The Reverend Wayne Tucker led a service Tuesday afternoon, August 3, at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Perkins, the father of Morgantown resident Agnes Luttrell, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at his home in Indianapolis.
He was 82.
He was born in Menard County, Illinois to Louis and Eliza C. Stubbs Perkins.
He married Annie Alice Wooley, she survives.
A service was conducted Tuesday, August 3, at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home.
Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Life-long Brown County resident Elberta Powell Roberts died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 70.
She had lived on State Road 135 South at Camp Roberts.
Mrs. Roberts was born August 16, 1928, in Brown County to Ancil and Miriam Warmouth.
She was married to Warren Roberts, a former Brown County sheriff. He died in 1975.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, and two brothers.
Her brother, J. Wesley Powell, will conduct a service today, August 4, at 10 a.m. in the Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home on State Road 135 North.
Burial was in Duncan Cemetery off Yellowwood Road.
Brown County native Ralph Rogers died July 29, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital.
He was 87.
Born December 30, 1911, he was the son of Walter and Cora Clark Rogers.
A service was held Saturday, July 31, at Day Mortuary. Byron Williams officiated.
Entombment was at Valhalla Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospital Foundation.
William A. Rumbaugh
William A. Rumbaugh, the father of Morgantown resident William A. Rumbaugh, Jr., died July 25, 1999, at Hooverwood Healthcare in Indianapolis.
A resident of that city, He was 83.
He was born in McDonald, Pennsylvania to LeRoy and Isabel Densmore Rumbaugh.
On April 24, 1937, he married Mary Cavanaugh in Detroit, Michigan. She preceded him in death.
A service was conducted Wednesday, July 28, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian Street, Suite B-4, Indianapolis, Indiana 46200-7109.
David E. Weer
David E. Weer, the brother of Nashville resident Peggy Lankfort, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Eagle Valley Healthcare Center in Indianapolis.
A resident of that city, he was 49.
Born February 22, 1950, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Otto Weer of Indianapolis and Margaret Roberts Wagoner of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He married Sheila Elaine Sherrill February 4, 1995. She survives.
Memorial services were held Sunday, August 1, at Carlisle and Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville.
The Reverend Gene Young officiated.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Kenneth A Woodall, Jr.
Brown County resident Kenneth A. Woodall, Jr. died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital, after a traffic accident on Bear Wallow Road.
He was 16.
Mr. Woodall was born April 28, 1983 in Johnson County to Kenneth A. and Sheila J. Hodge Woodall.
Reverend Leroy Collins conducted a service Saturday, July 31, at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown.
Burial was in Goshen Cemetery in Brown County.
Loren D. Glassburn
Former Brown County resident Loren Dale Glassburn died of cardiac arrest Sunday, June 6, 1999, at his home in Manchester, California.
A native of Johnson County, he was the son of the late Roy and America Miller Glassburn.
He and Eva Elinor Richards were married June 24, 1949, in Nashville by the Reverend James M. Austin. She survives in California.
He was laid to rest in the National Cemetery at Honolulu, Hawaii.
Brown County native Bert Henderson died Sunday night, August 1, 1999, at his brother-in-law’s home in Columbus. A resident of that city, he was 82.
Mr. Henderson was born February 6, 1917, in Brown County to John and Stella Stader Henderson.
He and Lucille Turner were married July 13, 1952, in Jonesville, Virginia. She died September 6, 1993.
The Reverend Orville Turner conducted a service Wednesday afternoon, August 4, at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel in Columbus.
Burial was in that city’s Garland Brook Cemetery.
Edna S. Lewis
Edna Moore Szakaly Lewis, the mother of Nashville attorney Andrew Szakaly Jr., died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was 75.
Mrs. Lewis was born November 2, 1923, in Rock Island, Illinois to James and Flora Hess Moore.
She and Andrew Szakaly were married in 1946.
Services were conducted Sunday, August 1, in Dayton, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edna Lewis Fund, in care of Montgomery County Children’s Services, 3501 Merrimac Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45405.
Frederick H. "Freddie" Thalhamer, the father of Morgantown resident Kay L. Wray, died Sunday, August 1, 1999, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, he was 89.
Mr. Thalhamer was born September 13, 1909, in Indianapolis to Henry and Zelma Meyer Thalhamer.
He and E. Virginia Anderson were married August 7, 1960, in Lake Wawasee. She died April 14, 1997.
The Reverend Roger D. Gifford and Reverend James Crocker led a service Wednesday afternoon, August 4, at Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin.
Burial was in that city’s Greenlawn Cemetery.
Bear Wallow Road resident Nell Hensley Baker died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at Hendricks County Hospital in Danville. She was 76.
Mrs. Baker was born February 15, 1923, in the Leslie County, Kentucky village of Bear Branch to Thomas Hensley and Martha Asher.
She was married to Maynard Baker. He died December 17, 1997.
Mrs. Baker had been a housewife and full-time mother.
The Reverend James Brown and Reverend J.D. Hensley conducted a service Saturday afternoon, August 14, at the Bean Blossom Baptist Church on Spearsville Road.
Burial was in Nashville’s Greenlawn Cemetery.
George F. Cook, the grandfather of Spearsville Road resident Rob Caplinger, died Tuesday morning, August 10, 1999, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 87.
Mr. Cook was born November 6, 1911, in Columbus to Omer B. and Leah K. King Cook.
He and Marie A. Perry were married September 1, 1934. She died October 30, 1996.
The Reverend Michael T. Hogg led a service Thursday morning, August 12, at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel in Columbus.
Burial was in that city’s Garland Brook Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the missions fund or adult choir at First Christian Church.
Bertha C. Eads
Bertha C. Eads, the mother of Nashville resident Jack Donald Eads, died Sunday evening, August 8, 1999, at her home in Bloomington. She was 86.
Mrs. Eads was born February 23, 1913, in Monroe County to John and Lou Ellis Shackelford Chambers.
She was married to Austin L. "Tony" Eads. He died in 1996.
The Reverend Joe Nelson conducted a service Wednesday, August 11, at Deremiah-Frye, Greene and Harrell Chapel in Bloomington.
Burial was in Monroe County’s Clear Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington.
Elda E. Eddleman, the mother of Nashville resident Elizabeth A. Hazel, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at Bloomington Convalescent Center. A resident of that city, she was 88.
Mrs. Eddleman was born August 26, 1910, in Danville, Illinois to Simon E. and Nannie Martin Routh.
She was married to Clarence Eddleman. He died in 1994.
The Reverend Glenn Hughes and Carl Hazel led a service Saturday morning, August 14, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington or the Public Health Nursing Association.
Emmabelle Lankford Flanagan, a landscape artist who maintained a studio in Brown County, died Monday, August 9, 1999. She was 84.
She was born July 1, 1915, in Wooster, Ohio.
She and James E. Flanagan were married May 22, 1937. He preceded her in death.
A service was conducted Friday morning, August 13, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, Florida.
Dixie L. Gabbard, a cook at That Sandwich Place in Nashville, died Thursday, August 12, 1999, at her home in Ellettsville. She was 60.
Mrs. Gabbard was born June 8, 1939, in Marion County to Max and Maxine Reddick Riggs. Her mother survives in Carthage.
Ron Wells led a service Monday afternoon, August 16, at Todd Funeral Home’s Butcher Chapel in Knightstown.
Burial was in that community’s Glen Cove Cemetery.
Gentry Gaither Sr.
Gentry T. Gaither Sr., the father of Brown County resident Charles Gaither, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at Vencore in Corydon. A resident of New Salisbury, he was 87.
Mr. Gaither was born February 7, 1912, in Litchfield, Kentucky to Henry Clay and James Betty Hultz Gaither.
He first married Alma Grace Kerr. She preceded him in death. His second wife, Frieda Reinhardt Gaither, also preceded him in death.
The Reverend Barbara Planck and Pastor Glenda Riggs conducted a service Friday afternoon, August 13, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Burial was in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Corydon.
Kenneth H. Lewis, the brother of Nashville resident Norma Mullen, died Tuesday, August 10, 1999, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Beech Grove. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 74.
Mr. Lewis was born September 17, 1924, in Indianapolis to Parvin S. and Dortha Edwards Lewis.
He and Katherine P. Fithian were married in August 1946. She died May 25, 1994. Later, Mr. Lewis married Nellie Strietelmeier in September 1996. She survives in Marion County.
The Reverend Ted Cutrell led a service Saturday morning, August 14, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory’s Greenwood Chapel.
Burial was in Johnson County’s Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.
Former Sweetwater Lake resident Melvin R. Nordholt died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, at his home in Indianapolis. He was 75.
Mr. Nordholt was born March 6, 1924, in Indianapolis to Edward and Frieda Rieman Nordholt.
He and Henrietta Clark were married November 25, 1948. She preceded him in death.
A service was conducted Friday afternoon, August 13, at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home in Indianapolis.
Burial was in that city’s Crown Hill Cemetery.