Arah M. Alvey
Arah Mae Ginger Gray Alvey, the mother of Brown County resident Derrick Gray, died Monday, February 21, 2000, at St. Vincents Jennings County Hospital in North Vernon. A resident of that city, she was 49.
Mrs. Alvey was born December 27, 1950, in Arkansas to Chester Lasley and Betty Petty Krause. Her mother survives in Florida.
She was married to Timothy Alvey. He survives in Jennings County.
Mrs. Alvey was a homemaker.
Wilbur R. Beach
Former Nashville resident Wilbur R. Beach died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 82.
Mr. Beach was born March 6, 1917, in Nashville to Jacob and Belva Reed Beach.
He was married to Daisy Petro. She died in 1984.
Mr. Beach was president of W.R. Beach Incorporated in Indianapolis.
He was a member of Capital City Baptist Church in Marion County.
Dogwood Lane resident Anne B. Johnson died Monday afternoon, February 21, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. She was 87.
Mrs. Johnson was born April 24, 1912, in Chicago, Illinois to George Brocko and Anna Holles.
She was married to Gerald L. Johnson. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Johnson had worked as a secretary for the Army Post Chaplain at Fort Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming before being hired as a secretary at Stevens Brothers Incorporated in Chicago, Illinois.
Most recently, she was secretary for the Brown County Extension Office, retiring in 1973.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Brown County Republican Women’s Association and Lutheran Women’s Group.
William Gerald "Jerry" King, a former Brown County resident, died Monday, February 22, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. A resident of that city, he was 60.
Mr. King was born November 22, 1939, in Kenvir, Kentucky to Reynolds and Lillie Carter King.
He had worked as a janitor for Montgomery Ward. Mr. King had also worked as a body man for Borcher Dane Buick in Cincinnati, Ohio for 17 years. He had worked as a body man for Bud’s Body Shop for six years.
State Road 135 South resident George B. Noffsinger died Monday afternoon, February 21, 2000, at his home. He was 57.
Mr. Noffsinger was born January 12, 1943, in Akron, Ohio to Harold W. Noffsinger and Elinor Bline Noffsinger. His father survives in Akron, Ohio.
He was married to Becky Leahigh. She survives.
Mr. Noffsinger attended the University of Akron and Purdue University.
He had owned and operated POW Pest Control of Bloomington, Beford and Columbus.
Mr. Noffsinger was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church on State Road 135 North.
J. Wesley Powell
Long-time Brown County minister Pastor J. Wesley Powell died Monday, February 21, 2000, at his home in Bloomington. He was 74.
Mr. Powell was born July 20, 1925, in Belmont to Ancil and Mariam Warmouth Powell.
He was married to Carmen Ayers. She survives.
Mr. Powell had been a minister at the Christian Center of Brown County (the old Duncan Church) in western Brown County for many years.
He had also worked for R.L. Polk Company and the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles.
Mr. Powell had been a long-time volunteer in area jails ministering to inmates and their families. He was a former chaplain of the Brown County Jail.
Levi L. Shields
Levi L. Shields, the father of Nashville resident Sally Jo Foddrill, died Friday, February 18, 2000, at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick. A resident of that city, he was 80.
Mr. Shields was born December 19, 1919, in West Baden to Francis M. and Angie E. Key Shields.
He was married to Anna Lee Rominger. She survives in Orange County.
Mr. Shields had worked as a tool and dye maker at Crane Naval Base before retiring in 1980.
He was a member of Hillham Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Shields was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Cosby L. Smith
Morgantown resident Cosby L. Smith died Sunday, February 27, 2000, at his home. He was 73.
Mr. Smith was born October 25, 1926, in Russell County, Kentucky to Oliver Smith and Effie Stephens Smith.
He and Monna E. Elkins were married October 31, 1950, in Russell Springs, Kentucky. She died June 24, 1998.
Mr. Smith had worked as a truck driver for 32 years. He retired from Yellow Freight at Indianapolis in 1985.
He was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Mr. Smith enjoyed stock car racing and fox hunting with his beagle dogs.
He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
County native Rosa M. Harper died Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2000, at her home in Columbus. She was 69.
Mrs. Harper was born October 14, 1930, in Brown County to Alonzo and Lillian Frances Fox Lazzell.
She and Donald L. Harper were married January 17, 1966. He survives.
Mrs. Harper was a homemaker.
Anne I. Henderson, the sister of Brown County resident James Hobson, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her home in Orleans. She was 40.
Mrs. Henderson was born May 18, 1959, in Salem to Hershall and Rebecca Jones Combs.
She was married to Thom Henderson. He survives.
Mrs. Henderson was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Ellettsville House of Prayer, ABATE of Indiana and American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Henderson was a former member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford.
McAdams Mortuary in Paoli was in charge of arrangements.
A man well-known to most Nashville residents, Dwight Leon Kelp, died Tuesday, February 29, 2000, at his home on Polecat Ridge Road. He was 79.
Mr. Kelp was born July 24, 1920, in Brown County to George Patter-son Kelp and Rosa Belle Percifield Kelp.
Never married, he had worked as a laborer.
Survivors include two brothers, Rex Kelp of Indianapolis and Lester Kelp of Nashville.
Mr. Kelp was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Bradley and Thelma McGee; three brothers, Ray Kelp, Harold Kelp and Max Kelp; and three half-brothers, Carl Hobbs, Bryan Hobbs and Guy Hobbs.
Ralph A. Segebarth
Ralph Arthur Segebarth, the father of Van Buren Township resident Barbara A. Torrey, died Saturday morning, March 4, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of that city, he was 87.
Mr. Segebarth was born July 15, 1912, in Schenectady, New York to Frederick George and Laura Hasselbauer Segebarth.
He and Virginia A. Throop were married August 24, 1941. She died January 15, 1987.
An electrical engineer for Public Service Indiana, now Cinergy, he retired in 1977.
Mr. Segebarth was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He served in the military until retiring in June 1962, as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
He was a member of the Society for Professional Engineers and a lifetime member of the Purdue Alumni.
Robert Stafford, the father of Artist Drive resident Nancy Gilliland, died Wednesday evening, March 1, 200, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope. A resident of that community, he was 94.
Mr. Stafford was born October 28, 1905, in Lafayette to Charles L. and Elizabeth Hutchinson Stafford.
He first married Georgia Tucker in 1932. She died in 1943. He and Laura Blades Lorts were married June 13, 1945. She survives.
Mr. Stafford was graduated from Hope High School and attended Wabash College and Indiana Business College.
He had been a member of Hope United Methodist Church and Hope Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Stafford and his brother owned and operated Stafford Grain Company in Hope from 1934 until 1974.
Brown County native Laura Garlock died Thursday morning, March 9, 2000, at Memorial Hospital in Seymour. A resident of Brownstown, she was 98.
Mrs. Garlock was born October 31, 1901, in Brown County to George and Amanda McMahan Taylor.
She and Doyle Brown were married January 22, 1922, in Nashville. He died July 7, 1961. She and Winfrey "Bill" Garlock were married February 5, 1966. He died March 16, 1992.
Mrs. Garlock was a charter member of Freetown Nazarene Church.
She had worked at Milnes Grill in Columbus and Weekly Restaurant in Freetown.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jean Hillenburg of Kurtz; two step-daughters, Annis Acton of Shelton, Washington and Carol Robbins of Brownstown; three sisters, Geneve Scott of Sanford, North Carolina, Irene Carmichael of Franklin and Nina Hillenburg of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Rodman Burnside, Robert Burnside, Jetta Ann Greek, Katie Wright and Jonie Fox; several great-grandchildren; and step-grandchildren.
Mrs. Garlock was preceded in death by a son, Bill D. Brown; and a brother, Herschel Taylor.
The Reverend B.G. Wiggs and Reverend Duane Loos led a service Sunday, March 12, at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown.
Burial was in Jackson County’s Houston Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Freetown Nazarene Church, Kurtz Nazarene Church, or Freetown United Methodist Church Building Fund.
James L. Griner
Former Brown County resident James L. Griner died Thursday, March 9, 2000, at Avon Healthcare. A resident of Plainfield, he was 88.
Mr. Griner was born December 8, 1911, in Nashville to Jacob and Ona Campbell Griner.
He was married to Martha L. Exner. She survives.
Mr. Griner had worked as a mechanic for Seastrom Company in Indianapolis for 35 years, retiring in 1982.
Other survivors include three sisters, Audrey Pearl Shields of Dunkirk, Grethel Frye of Bloomington and Juanita May Schroeder of Montoursville, Pennsylvania.
There was no service.
Burial will be in Nashville’s Greenlawn Cemetery at a later date.
Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home in Plainfield was in charge of arrangements.
Nashville resident Linda Carson Johnson died Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center in Salt Creek Park. She was 80.
Mrs. Johnson was born August 15, 1919, in Louisville, Tennessee.
She and Samuel Gideon Johnson were married in August 1959. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Johnson had worked as a Latin and History teacher and high school guidance counselor before retiring.
She was a member of Colonial Dames Knoxville, Tennessee chapter, Christ Presbyterian Church, Clionian Club in Lenoir City, Tennessee, Chi Omega sorority and PEO.
Mrs. Johnson was graduated from the University of Tennessee.
Survivors include two step-sons, Samuel G. Johnson of Nashville and Richard L. Johnson of Columbus; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A service was conducted Wednesday morning, March 8, at Kyker’s Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Tennessee.