Donald E. Lucas
Donald E. Lucas died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at his residence on State Road 46 East. He was 60.
He was born November 22, 1939, in Brown County to John and Mabel Roberts Lucas.
He and Phyllis Allender were married September 3, 1958, she survives.
A member of Harmony Baptist Church, he retired from Arvins in 1985.
Freda Marie Scott died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at the Morgantown Health Care Inn. She was 100.
She was born November 6, 1899, in Beech Grove to Anthony and Elnora Simons Swartz.
She and Ancil E. Scott were married December 24, 1937, in Beech Grove, he preceded her in death October 27, 1986.
A homemaker, Mrs. Scott was a member of the Smith Valley Methodist Church in Johnson County.
She loved quilting and sewing.
Harold S. Richards, died Monday morning, May 1, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis. A resident of Richards Road, he was 79.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Richards.
Eloise C. Skinner
Eloise "Nip Crabtree" Skinner, the sister of Brown County resident Joe Crabtree, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Indiana University Hospital. A resident of Brownsburg, she was 75.
Mrs. Skinner was born in Akersville, Kentucky November 25, 1924.
She first married Roy E. Jones, he preceded her in death. She latter married Keith R. Skinner, he also preceded her in death.
A registered nurse, Mrs. Skinner worked for Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of Brownsburg Christian Church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star number 266 in Brownsburg.
Lewis W. Bishop died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at his home on Hoover Road. He was 83.
Mr. Bishop was born June 16, 1916, in Columbus to George and Mary Thompson Bishop.
He and Dorathy M. Hull were married September 17, 1946. She preceded him in death December 18, 1996.
Mr. Bishop was a former owner and operator of Bishop’s TV Sales and Service.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served as an engineer in the South Pacific.
Mr. Bishop was a member of North Salem United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
Virginia H. Mann
Virginia H. Gaither Mann, the stepmother of Brown County resident Joyce M. Law, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital. A resident of Franklin, she was 81.
She was born May 2, 1918, in Drake, Illinois to Roy Sylvester and Thelma Mae Logsdon Gaither.
She was graduated from Franklin High School.
She and Mark E. Mann were married November 9, 1963. He survives.
Mrs. Mann was employed for 33 years by Wrynet-Mille KaJee Garment Company as a seamstress, retiring in 1987.
She was a member of Edinburgh Assembly of God.
Ralph L. Manning
Ralph L. Manning, the brother of Oak Ridge Road resident David Manning, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at his residence in Greenwood. He was 69.
He was born June 23, 1930, in Johnson County to Percy and Ruth Ellett Manning Miller. His mother survives in Morgantown.
He and Arthella Johnson were married March 25, 1950. She survives.
Mr. Manning was employed by Schwitzer Corporation as a machine operator and inspector for 30 years. He retired in 1980.
Jeffery A. McKinney
Jeffery Alan McKinney, the husband of former Brown County resident Connie Followell, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his home in North Vernon. He was 44.
He was born August 16, 1955, in Columbus to Harlan and Betty Jo McKinney.
A member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he worked as an LPN at Mascatatuck State Development Center since 1989.
Mr. McKinney worked at Arvin Industries from 1974 until 1989 and moved to Jennings County in 1985.
He was graduated from Columbus High School in 1973, and had an associate degree in nursing from Ivy Tech.
His hobby was model cars.
Rosemary Russo Purcell
Rosemary Russo Purcell, the mother of Nashville resident Cookie Smith, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Beverly Health Care in Bloomington. A resident of Bloomington, she was 77.
She was born August 18, 1922, in Chicago to Frank and Margaret Williams Russo.
Mrs. Purcell was an English teacher at Crossland High School in Maryland, retiring in 1985.
An active member of Bloomington AA, she volunteered at Bloomington Hospital’s Reach For Recovery.
Harold S. Richards
Harold S. Richards, the last surviving Pearl Harbor Veteran in Brown County, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at the Richard Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 79.
He was born April 1, 1921, in Trevlac to Milton and Viola Robinson Richards. They preceded him in death.
He was graduated from Helmsburg High School in 1939.
Mr. Richards married Helen L. Fenicle July 13, 1946, in Spencer. She survives.
He had owned and operated M.T. Sparks Con-struction Co-mpany in Indianapolis from 1944 until 1983.
Mr. Richards served eight years in the United States Navy and was on the USS Utah when it was sunk.
Barbara L. Rodgers
Morgantown resident Barbara L. Rodgers died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her residence. She was 46.
She was born January 30, 1954, in Indianapolis to William Robert and Virretta McNeely Gardner. Her mother survives in Brown County.
She was graduated from Brown County High School in 1972.
She and John A. Rodgers were married August 30, 1975. He survives.
A homemaker, she was a partner with her husband in the J.A. Rodgers Service Company for 19 years.
Mrs. Rodgers was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church and sang with its choir. She also organized the Vacation Bible School program for the church.
Linda Jeannette Sizemore
Fruitdale Road resident Linda Jeannette "Jenny" Sizemore died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her residence. She was 34.
She was born July 4, 1965, in Beech Grove to James W. "Bill" and Diane Dorris Voils. They survive.
She was graduated from Brown County High School in 1983.
She and Robert Sizemore Jr. were married October 18, 1986. He also survives.
A homemaker, she helped her father with his business, Voils Refrigeration.
Mrs. Sizemore was a member of Martinsville’s Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Mary Susan Forsyth Utterback
Trafalgar resident Mary Susan Pitcher Forsyth Utterback died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Todd-Aikens Health Center in Franklin. She was 94.
She was born May 13, 1905, in Johnson County to Hester David and Lydia Callon Pitcher.
She married Justin L. Forsyth, who preceded her in death February 26, 1963.
She then married E. Cecil Utterback on January 3, 1967, in Trafalgar. He preceded her in death January 20, 1990.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trafalgar Christian Church and the Hopeful Planters garden club in Brown County.
Marion C. Burgess
Morgantown resident Marion C. "Smokey" Burgess died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Winona Hospital in Indianapolis. He was 74.
Mr. Burgess was born February 13, 1926, in Greencastle to Glen and Hazel Buis Burgess.
He married Joyce Hopton on March 25, 1966. She survives.
Mr. Burgess was graduated from Amo High School in 1944.
He attended Coatesville Methodist Church.
Mr. Burgess was a decorated Army veteran of World War II and a private detective for over 30 years.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post #1257 and member of the American Legion Post #230, both in Martinsville.
Dorval Wilson Harden
Nashville resident Dorval Wilson Harden died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was 76.
Mrs. Harden was born September 16, 1923, in Brown County to Harley and Lila Wilson.
She was preceded in death by husband James Harden.
Mrs. Harden was a secretary and member of Assembly of God in Bloomington.
Nathan Andrew Durham
Nathan Andrew Durham, grandson of Brenda and Robert Clerkin of Nashville, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his home. He was one month old.
He was born on March 22, 2000, to Jaime T. Durham and Chrystal J. Thompson of California Street in Columbus.
Paul I. Hashman
Brown County native Paul I. Hashman died Friday, May 12, 2000, at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center. A resident of Columbus he was 83.
Mr. Hashman was born June 10, 1916, in Brown County to John W. and Ina Marie Lutes Hashman.
He married Amy Roddey, March 31, 1948, in Brownstown. She died August 8, 1986.
Mr. Hashman had worked at Arvin Industries for 30 years, retiring in 1986.
A World War II Navy veteran, Mr. Hashman attended Houston Christian Church.
Bert G. Haviland
Longtime Borders Road resident Bert G. "Red" Haviland died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Manor Care South in Indianapolis. He was 99.
Mr. Haviland was born February 6, 1901, in Geneva.
He and Emma Mossler were married February 9, 1924. She preceded him in death October 20, 1966, after 66 years of marriage.
He was a 1927 graduate of Indiana Central College, now the University of Indianapolis and served as an assistant basketball coach there from 1925 to 1927. At that time, he was the youngest basketball coach in the nation.
He later coached wrestling and track and helped start the football program at Southport High School.