Alan R. Taylor
Alan R. Taylor, the father of Brown County residents Alexander Ray and Stella Elizabeth Taylor, died Sunday, August 27, 2000, after a traffic accident in Bartholomew County.
A resident of Dellasburg Road, he was 40.
Mr. Taylor was born in Columbus on April 7, 1960, to Raymond E. and Eileen King Taylor of Elizabethtown.
He was a member of Elizabethtown United Methodist Church.
Martin Baron Sr.
Martin G. Baron Sr., father of Brown County resident Elizabeth Williamson, died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Beech Grove. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 82.
Mr. Baron was born November 25, 1917, in Indianapolis to Robert and Frances (Mason) Baron.
He was married to Anna H. (Schnepf) Baron on September 22, 1940, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Baron was an assistant superintendent for General Motors Allison Plant 3 for 40 years, retiring in 1980. He was also a salesman for McBroom Electric Company for 10 years, retiring in 1990.
Russell F. Burgett
Former Morgantown resident Russell F. Burgett died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Indiana Mas-onic Home in Franklin. He was 90.
Mr. Burgett was born in Johnson County’s Nineveh Township, June 4, 1910, to Odas and Maggie McLary Burgett.
He and Gussie G. Smith were married June 28, 1932, in Hopewell. She preceded him in death on May 12, 1995.
He was graduated from Nineveh High School in 1928 and attended Indiana University.
Mr. Burgess served in the U.S. Navy from 1929 until 1933, as a pharmacist mate third class.
A longtime Johnson County farmer, Mr. Burgett was a member of Christian Chapel Church.
Herschel Cotton Jr.
Herschel Eugene Cotton Jr., half brother of Nashville resident Scott E. Cotton, died August 31, 2000, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital. A resident of Brooklyn, he was 76.
Mr. Cotton was born November 1, 1923, in Indianapolis to Herschel Isom and Marie Rosell Flint Cotton, both who preceded him in death.
He worked 10 years as a night watchman for Groff Auto Sales in Indianapolis.
Martha J. Harris, the mother of Morgantown resident Rhea-Dawn Bohall, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers in Beech Grove.
A resident of Greenwood, she was 65.
She was born September 30, 1934, in Bedford to Wilford "Slim" and Ivy Pearl (Garloch) Roberts.
She and Edward R. Harris were married January 11, 1952, in Mitchell. He survives.
Mrs. Harris was a homemaker.
Robert L. Quillen
State Road 46 East resident Robert L. Quillen died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at his home. He was 71.
Mr. Quillen was born in Columbus on November 15, 1928, to George and Beulah (Welch) Quillen.
He and Rosemary G. Graham were married May 3, 1972. She survives.
Mr. Quillen served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, retiring as a staff sergeant. He served in the Vietnam and Korean wars.
Bruce W. Reed
Nashville native Bruce W. Reed died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Parkview Care Center in Indianapolis. A resident of that city and formerly of Columbus, he was 45.
He was born July 4, 1955, to Mary L. (Griner) Reed Ridenour of Nashville and the late Omar Reed.
Mr. Reed was a partner of the former Town and Country Restaurant in Columbus.
Jean Dippel Reed
Former Bean Blossom businesswoman Jean Dippel Reed died Thursday, August 10, 2000, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was 77.
Mrs. Reed and her late husband, Robert Lee Reed, was the former owner of the Lavender House in Bean Blossom.
The couple had also operated eateries in Indianapolis and Cherokee, North Carolina.
Ruby P. Robbins
Ruby P. Robbins, the mother of Nashville resident Fred Robbins, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital.
A resident of Charlottesville, she was 87.
Mrs. Robbins was born November 2, 1912, in Hamilton County to Herman and Edna (Karr) Carson.
Mrs. Robbins had cooked in several restaurants in the Knightstown and Charlottesville area.
Phronzie I. Williamson, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis leaving several aunts, uncles and cousins in Brown County.
A resident of Bloomington, she was 59.
She was born August 3, 1941, in Columbus to James Gerald and Mary Pauline (Rose) Williamson. She shared a birthday with her uncle, Brown County artist Von Williamson.
A member of the House of Prayer Church, Mrs. Williamson had worked as an assembler at RCA and General Electric.
Elmer L. Browning
Brown County native Elmer L. Browning died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Bloomington Convalescent Center. A resident of Unionville, he was 87.
Mr. Browning was born November 7, 1912, to Everett and Grace (Hawley) Browning.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was retired from the Indiana State Highway Department.
He also had worked as a salesman for Curry Buick-Cadillac in Bloomington.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Unionville Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Floyd) Browning; two sons, Donald Browning and Darrell Browning, both of Unionville; two sisters, Marguarite Casner and Pauline Rader, both of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Browning, and an infant sister.
Reverend Maurice Wright conducted a service Saturday, September 23, at Day Mortuary in Bloomington.
Burial was in Little Union Cemetery.
Jerald S. Buchholz
Nashville High School graduate Jerald S. Buchholz died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at Windsor Estates Health Center.
A resident of Kokomo, he was 68.
He was born March 28, 1932, to Reinhold E. and Frances L. (Pratt) Buchholz.
He and Janice L. Harding were married June 1, 1952, by the Reverend James Austin in the Nashville United Methodist Church. She survives.
Mr. Buchholz served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of sergeant.
He had been employed by General Motors for more than 37 years as a senior designer.
Other survivors include two daughters, Catherine Ralstin of Winamac and Janice K. Wyant of Bunker Hill; a son, Steven Buchholz of Lafayette; and seven grandchildren.
A service was held at Kokomo’s Fenn-Shirley Funeral Home.
Burial was in Albright Cemetery.
Anna M. Ferguson
Anna M. Ferguson, the sister of Spearsville Road resident Barbara Haywood, died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
A resident of Brazil, she was 64.
She was born July 20, 1936, in Lyons to Samuel P. and Madge (Daugherty) Sherrill.
A member of the Annunciation Catholic Church, Mrs. Ferguson had worked several years as a certified nurse’s aide.
Other survivors include three sons, Leslie Eugene Ferguson of Clay City, Edward Perry Ferguson of Jasonville and Ralph Wayne "Junior" Butler of Linton; two daughters, Penny Jean Hopper of Fort Wayne and Betty Jo Michael of Indianapolis; four brothers, William Sherrill and Sam Sherrill, both of Shelburn, Jerry Sherrill of Linton and Bob Sherrill of Daytona, Florida; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd "Red" Ferguson, in 1981, and a sister, Mavis Nell Cook.
A service will be held this morning, Wednesday, September 27, at Welch and Cornett Linton Chapel.
Burial will be in Scotland’s Dowden Cemetery.
James E. Hawkins
Morgantown resident James E. "Jimmy"Hawkins died Sunday, September 24, 2000, at his residence. He was 47.
Mr. Hawkins was born October 12, 1952, in Martinsville, the son of Daniel and Josephine Higgins Hawkins. They both preceded him in death.
He and Lorean Jo Fox were married July 10, 1982, in Brown County. She survives.
A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Hawkins enjoyed mushroom and Ginseng hunting.
He also enjoyed squirrel hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Other survivors include a son, James E. "JT" Hawkins, Jr. or Morgantown; a daughter, Stephanie Jo Hawkins or Morgantown; three brothers, Danny D. Hawkins of Booneville, Kentucky, Michael J. Hawkins and Joseph Hawkins, both of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Debbie Jo Hawkins and Dana Marie Hawkins, both of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, David Hawkins.
Pastor Pat Davis will conduct a graveside service this afternoon, Wednesday, September 27, at Morgantown’s East Hill Cemetery.
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home in Morgantown was in charge of arrangements.
Melinda Sue Kindred
Helmsburg High School graduate Melinda Sue Kindred died Sunday, September 17, 2000, after an automobile accident in Paragon. A resident of that community, she was 49.
She was born July 20, 1951. Her father was Louis William Seiler.
She and Kirk R. Kindred married in 1992. He survives.
Mrs. Kindred enjoyed the outdoors, races, gardening and her grandchildren.
She had been a waitress at Country Boys Restaurant in Paragon, where she had lived for 29 years.
Other survivors include two daughters, Suzanne Johnson of Beech Grove and Cheryl Hudnall of Paragon; four grandchildren, Kelsie, Heather and Tylor Johnson and Kristi Pulley; and two special friends Willetta Salle of Bradenton, Florida and Penny White of Quincy..
She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Morris Seiler.
A service was held Wednesday, September 20, at Neal and Summers Funeral Home in Martinsville.
Burial was in that community’s Shultz Cemetery.
Alvin W. McQueary, the former owner of McQueary Grocery and Christmas tree farm in southern Brown County, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at his residence in Columbus. He was 89.
Mr. McQueary was born January 26, 1911, in Purdy, Kentucky, to Mark and Malinda (Kimbler) McQueary.
He married Ethel Burton March 2, 1930. She preceded him in death June 4, 1998.
The couple had owned and operated the grocery and tree farm from 1950 until 1983.
An avid coon hunter, Mr. McQueary had received many trophies.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Christiansburg.
Survivors include a son, Leon McQueary of Columbus; two daughters, Margie Hovey of Crossville, Tennessee, and Linda McQueary of Carmel; a brother, Arthur McQueary of Purdy, Kentucky; two sisters, Grace McQueary of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Cordie Helfenstine of Georgetown, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert McQueary; two brothers, William and Estel McQueary; and three sisters, Alva Lou Nichols, Emma Sinclair and Pearl Adams.
Reverend David Ison officiated a service Saturday, September 23, at Edinburgh Separate Baptist Church.
Burial was in Edinburgh’s Rest Haven Cemetery.
Eskew-Eaton Funeral home in Edinburgh was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice of Bartholomew County.