Keri D. Cochrane
Brown County High School freshman Keri D. Cochrane died Friday, January 7, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis about a week after being seriously injured in a car accident in which Whitney Freshour was killed instantly. She was 15.
Keri was born December 7, 1984, in Columbus to Robert Cochrane and Raelene Byroad Cochrane. Her parents survive in southern Brown County.
Lowen D. Fletcher
Lowen D. "Rooney" Fletcher, the father of Wells Hill Road resident Jay Fletcher, died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Beech Grove Meadows.
A resident of Indianapolis, he was 76.
Mr. Fletcher was born May 6, 1923, in Cumberland, Kentucky to Marshall and Georgia Lay Fletcher.
He had worked as a pipe fitter for Uniroyal before retiring in 1988.
Kenneth Hall Sr.
Nineveh area resident Kenneth R. Hall Sr. died Friday, December 31, 1999, at his home. He was 52.
He was born June 29, 1945.
He was married to Karen S. Brackin. She survives.
Mr. Hall had worked as a tool crib attendant at Chevrolet Division of Truck and Bus General Motors Corporation for 34 years, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union.
Cordry-Sweetwater Conservancy District resident Fredrick P. Jordan died Wednesday morning, January 5, 2000, at the Todd-Aikens Health Care Center in Franklin. He was 75.
Mr. Jordan had formerly lived in Muncie.
A native of Yorktown, he was graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1942 and attended Ball State University.
Rex N. King
Former Brown County resident Rex Nolan King died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell, New Mexico. A resident of that city, he was 81.
Mr. King was born January 15, 1918, in Nashville to Charles Gibson King and Lillie Mae King.
He and Dorothy Kenfield were married July 2, 1949. She survives in New Mexico.
Jeffrey A. Miller
Former Brown County resident Jeffrey Andrew "Drew" Miller died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Beech Grove. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 41.
Mr. Miller was born February 5, 1958, in Indianapolis to Rupert and Birdie Williams Miller. His mother survives on Homestead Road.
He was married to Mary Frances Baker. She survives in Marion County.
Richard W. Shannon, the father of Morgantown resident Wendy Straley, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital. A resident of Mooresville, he was 72.
Mr. Shannon was born April 14, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York to Arthur and Vera Conklin Shannon.
He and Theresa C. "Terry" Oakleaf were married July 12, 1947. She survives.
Carl W. Taylor
Yellowwood Road resident Carl Wayne Taylor died Thursday morning, January 6, 2000, at his home. He was 50.
Mr. Taylor was born January 9, 1949, in Johnson County to Gentle Chester "Doc" Taylor and Dora Lee Conway Taylor. His mother survives in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.
He and Janice L. Hobbs were married Oct-ober 18, 1985. She survives in Brown County.
Henry J. Zahnd
Henry John Zahnd, the father of Morgantown resident John R. Zahnd, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at Grandview Manor in Martinsville. A resident of that city, he was 92.
Mr. Zahnd was born September 9, 1907, in New Albany to John H. and Erma R. Keel Zahnd.
He and Clara Alice Miller were married in 1931. She preceded him in death.
Historical archivist Dorothy Bailey, 93, dies in Georgia
For many years Dorothy Birney Bailey was charged with caring for the county’s documented history as archivist of the Brown County Historical Society.
She had also begun writing a comprehensive history of her adopted home.
Mrs. Bailey died Saturday, January 8, 2000, at Northlake Regional Hospital, Emory-Northlake Regional Medical Center in Tucker, Georgia. A resident of that city since 1996, she was 93.
She was born April 4, 1907, in Newton Center, Massachusetts to Lauress John and Laura Close Birney.
Retired mailman Norman Keith Barrett died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
A resident of Goldpoint Road, he was 62.
Mr. Barrett was born February 24, 1937, in Brown County to Ora and Fern E. Way Barrett.
He had worked for the United States Postal Service from 1956 until retiring in 1995.
Mr. Barrett began his career as a letter carrier in Indianapolis from 1956 until 1961 and drove a Trafalgar rural mail route from 1961 until retiring. His last route was Trafalgar Rural Route 2, which covered parts of northern Brown County.
Brown County native George W. Blackwell died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Bloomington Hospitality House. A resident of that city, he was 84.
Mr. Blackwell was born May 12, 1915, in Brown County to George and Anna Payne Blackwell.
He was married to Bernice Mae Black. She died in 1984.
Mr. Blackwell had worked at Wetterau Foods in Bloomington before retiring.
He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Nashville resident Nelson J. Dewey died Thursday morning, January 13, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. He was 90.
Mr. Dewey was born October 15, 1909, in White County to Alley and Elizabeth Driver Dewey.
He was married three times. Mr. Dewey first married Mary Sims. He then married Pearl Hoover. Mr. Dewey and Helen C. Noblitt were married in September 1988. She died October 19, 1999.
Mr. Dewey had worked as a custodian at Cummins Engine Company before retiring. Before that, he worked as a Maytag repairman and also at Arvin Industries.
Frances L. Elliott
Frances Lorene Long Elliott, the mother of Nashville resident J.D. Long, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. A resident of that city, she was 75.
A Muncie native, she was the daughter of Fonzo Lee and Electa King Quate.
She first married Walter D. Long. He died in 1973. She later married Mike Elliott. He died in 1982.
Mrs. Elliott had worked for the City of Muncie for many years.
Leon "Lee" Harden of Ford Ridge Road died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Born January 17, 1945 in Nashville, he was the son of Harold Harden and Mary Alice Marie Lucas.
Mr. Harden retired from Link Belt in Indianapolis in June 2006. He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to automobile auctions and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Ailes Harden of Nashville; a son, David Lee, and wife Connie, Harden of Bloomington; a daughter, Diana Jo Harden of Columbus; a brother, Donald Harden of Trevlac; a sister, Louise Stines of Bedford; and five grandchildren, Dennis Harden, Amanda Harden, Tyler Harden, Josh Harden and Delaney Harden.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A service was held Friday, July 20, at 1 p.m. at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial was in Green Valley Cemetery. Pastor Dean Mathis officiated the service.
Contributions may be made to Shaohannah's Hope, Attention General Fund, PO Box 647, Franklin, Tennessee 37065; phone 703-554-8720; or e-mail shaohannahhope.org, for families seeking to adopt children.