Roxie A. Cullum
Life-long Brown County resident Roxie Ann Kaserman Cullum died Monday, July 30, 2001, at Brown County Community Care Center. She was 97.
She was born September 7, 1903, in Helmsburg, the daughter of George and Arra Long Kaserman.
She and Jack E. Cullum were married June 10, 1922, in Nashville. He died October 30, 1975.
Mrs. Cullum had been the oldest living alumna of Helmsburg High School. She graduated from that facility in 1922.
After graduation she worked as a substitute teacher in Brown County’s one-room schools.
In a 1996 interview with The Democrat, Mrs. Cullum reminisced about Helmsburg’s heyday.
Austin Jerome Mize was stillborn Friday, August 3, 2001, at Columbus Regional Hospital.
He was the son of Thomas J. and Jessica R. (Fields) Mize of Columbus.
Other survivors include a sister, Destiny Hahn of Columbus; a brother Austin Noah Mize of Seymour; grandparents, Richard and Janie Fields, Debbie Pedigo and Julie Shafer, all of Columbus, and Thomas M. and Susan Mize of Holland, Michigan; and great-grandparents, Jim and Elsie Fields and Jerome Mize, all of Brown County, Stella Cash of Elizabethtown, and Betty Hurley of Taylorsville.
Brown County native Ruth Pitts died Thursday, August 2, 2001, at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. A resident of that city, she was 82.
Mrs. Pitts was born July 12, 1919, in Brown County to George Wray and Leola May Sipes Foreman.
She and Marrett Maxwell Pitts were married August 28, 1954. He died April 19, 1993.
Survivors include three sons, Neil G. Pettifer, Hartley Pettifer and Norman Pettifer, all of Ontario, Canada; and a niece, Sharon Eubanks of Noblesville.
Cornelia "Connie" Bliss Russell died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in Monroe County leaving loved ones in Brown County.
A resident of Bloomington, she was 81.
Born March 11, 1920, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Dewey and Hannah Belle (Sinclair) Meriwether.
She and Samuel Joseph Russell were married. He preceded her in death in 1979.
Anna Lee Shields, the mother of Nashville resident Sally Foddrill, died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at Medco Center in French Lick.
A resident of West Baden, she was 75.
Born June 26, 1926, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Perry Everett and Mary (Harris) Rominger.
She married Levi Shields, who died February 18, 2000.
A homemaker, Mrs. Shields was a member of Hillham Church of Christ and Order of the Eastern Star.
Roger Dale Stucker, the brother of Nashville resident Max G. Tillison, died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at his residence in Fairland. He was 31.
He was born June 5, 1970, in Shelbyville, the son of Alfred Dale and Betty Lou (Speer) Stucker. His father survives.
A 1988 graduate of Shelbyville High School, Mr. Stucker was also graduated from Franklin College in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree. He did post-graduate work at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
He and Angela Dawn Malcolm were married December 17, 1995, in Franklin. She survives.
Mr. Stucker was employed by Bayer Diagnostics in Indianapolis in inventory control.
Morgantown resident Maurice F. "Squirt" Taylor died Wednesday, August 1, 2001, at his residence. He was 71.
Born February 1, 1930, he was the son of Fred F. and Tressa (Bond) Taylor.
He and Robina E. Summers were married and she died March 8, 1975.
A US Navy veteran of the Korean war, he served from 1950 until 1954, spending part of that time of the USS Tingy.
Teenie Weenie Voelz was stillborn Saturday, August 4, 2001, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
She was born to Michael and Kerri Whittington Voelz of Nashville.
Other survivors include a sister, Krista Hood; and two brothers, Kameron and Kole Voelz; paternal grandparents Michael and Rosemary Voelz Sr. of Columbus and maternal grandparents, David and Barbara Whittington of Indianapolis.
Donald E. Volheim
Nashville resident Donald E. Volheim died at his home Sunday morning, August 5, 2001. He was 69.
Mr. Volheim was born June 13, 1932, to Harland and Mary (Jones) Volheim.
He married June E. McClerren. She survives.
Retiring in 1983, Mr. Volheim was an auto mechanic in Indianapolis for 12 years. He then moved to Brown County.
Morgantown resident Barbara (Bielby) Hamlin died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at Community Hospital South. She was 76.
Born January 13, 1925, in Oneida, New York, she was the daughter of Earl M. and Beatrice L. (Hook) Bielby.
She married James Charles Hamlin who died December 10, 1998.
Employed for 18 years by Holcomb and Hoke Manufacturing Company as an assistant payroll manager, Mrs. Hamlin retired in 1982.
Brown County native Marie Jacobs died Saturday, August 18, 2001, in Columbus. A resident of Bloomington, she was 91.
Born May 29, 1910, in Brown County, she was the daughter of Claud and May (Deckard) Mercer.
She married Russell Jacobs of Columbus and he survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of First Baptist Church - United Church of Christ in Bloomington.
Ronald "Duke" Newlin, the father of Nashville resident Barry Newlin, died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at his residence in Carmel. He was 62.
He was born July 23, 1939, in Paoli, the son of Roy C. and Lelia M. (Dugger) Newlin.
Graduated from Paoli High School in 1957, he married Marie E. Stout June 7, 1958. She survives.
Founder of a medical software company in Indianapolis, Versa Com, Incorporated, Mr. Newlin also had been a minister in the Christian Church.
He also was a veteran of the United States Navy.
Brown County native Bessie C. (McCoy) Robertson died Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at Hospitality House in Bloomington. A resident of Bloomington, she was 94.
Born September 16, 1906, she was the daughter of James and Martha E. (Fleener) McCoy.
She married Henry Robertson. He preceded her in death in 1978.
A homemaker, Mrs. Robertson was a member of Unionville Senior Citizens and Bridge Church of Christ.
Fred E. King, life-long resident and amateur historian, dies
Amateur Brown County historian Fred E. King died Wednesday evening, August 22, 2001, at his home on West Franklin Street. He was 85.
A life-long county resident, Mr. King was born June 1, 1916, in his family’s homestead on Greasy Creek Road. His parents were Charles G. and Lillie May Crouch King.
He and Malinda Schrougham were married April 20, 1940, in Brown Co-unty. She died April 22, 1998.
He attended the county’s one -room schools near town before graduating from the old Nashville High School in 1933.
Mr. King had worked as a clerk in the Nashville Post Office for many years before retiring in 1975.
He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving in 1944 and 1945.
Morgantown resident Dr. Reverend Michael Wayne Bell died Thursday, August 23, 2001, at his residence. He was 56.
Born January 21, 1945, in Greenwood, he was the son of Verness and Ethel B. (Sturgeon) Bell. They survive in Franklin.
A 1964 graduate of White-land High School, Mr. Bell received his Bachelors de-gree from Inter-national Bible Institute in Or-lando, Florida in 1985.
In 1995 and 1997 respectively, Mr. Bell received his Masters degree and Doctorate from Andersonville Baptist Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.
Loren R. Catt, the father of Brown County resident Dretha R. Neff, died Sunday, August 26, at his residence in Indianapolis. He was 83.
He was born June 6, 1918, in Knox County, the son of Edward and Eva (Mull) Catt.
He and Roxie M. Stone were married February 28, 1947, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Catt had been assistant superintendent at the fleet maintenance garage for the city of Indianapolis.
Other survivors include a son, Larry E. Catt Sr. of Indianapolis; a daughter, Sonja K. Canterbury of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth French of Shoals and Martha Lee Hayes of Westfield.
Elhannon Glenn "Zeke" Day, president of the Brown County Shrine Club, died Sunday, August 19, 2001, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A resident of Barth-olomew County, he was 57.
Born September 26, 1943, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Mr. Day was the son of Pearlie Mae Halcomb Day of Whitesburg and the late Elhannon Day.
He and Nancy K. Walters were married November 19, 1965. She survives.
Mr. Day had worked at the Cummins Incorporated for 39 years.
Helmsburg resident Shirley Lou Fleener died Thursday, August 23, 2001, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was 94.
She was born February 24, 1907, in Morgan County to Chris and Elsie (Neal) Schoolcraft.
She and Guy O. Fleener were married November 17, 1924, in Martinsville. He preceded her in death in 1996.
A homemaker, Mrs. Fleener had worked at the Helmsburg grocery and the Helmsburg Post Office from 1950 until the 1960s.
A member of Bear Creek Christian Church in northern Brown County, she enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, cooking and photography.
Horace Mac Fleetwood, the brother of Nineveh resident Loretta Medlock, died Tuesday, August 21, 2001, in Spokane, Washington.
A former resident of Whiteland and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he was 66.
Born December 9, 1934, in Greenwood, he was the son of Ezra and Delta (Sullivan) Fleetwood. His mother survives in Whiteland.
Graduated from Whiteland High School, Mr. Fleetwood was employed for 35 years as a designer and display builder at Exhibit Technology in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He retired in 1998.