Obituaries

Doris P. Cash , age83 of Middletown received her angel wings and new body early Saturday morning, June 3rd,2017  at her residence following an extended illness .
She was born September 11th,1933 in Albany, Ky. And was the daughter of the late Henry and Ethel (Aaron) Perdue.
Doris had worked for RCA Corp. in Indianapolis as an audio tester for 25 years, also worked as a house parent at Knightstown Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home for 13 years, and served as a CAN for Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Middletown.
She was a hard worker and always serious minded. She enjoyed reading, singing, watching game shows on television, watching Jimmy Sweigart and talking with family about old times, shopping, and eating out.
Doris is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Stanley of Mt. Summit.; two sons, Tom (wife-Debbie) Cash of New Castle, Jeff (wife-Patsy) Cash of Middletown ;  four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren ; eight sisters, Anna Ankerman of Florida, Marie Daniel of Albany, Ky., Geneva Maggard of New Castle, Martha (husband-David) Baker of Fishers, Ruth Strode of Russellville, Ky., Mary Dot Dunagan of Monticello, Ky., Norma Bolton of Albany, Ky., and Jean Finnell of Louisville, Ky.; several nieces,nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by a son David Cash (1969); a son-in-law, Michael Stanley; a grandson, Ryan Stanley; one sister, Irene Conner; and one brother, Henry Purdue Jr.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 6th,2017, 1:00 p.m.at Hacker - Main & Davis Funeral Home Broad st. Chapel. Rev.                  will officiate burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. till service time.



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Mike Bertram, age 61 of New Castle, passed away Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born August 3, 1955 in New Castle and was the son of the late Eadison and Mary Ginter Bertram.  He retired in 2012 from New Castle Water Works after 31 years of service where he served as a class A operator.
He was a New Castle historian, currently writing a 5-volume work called “New Castle - the Making of a City.”  He was a collector of historic photos and a photographer of current events.  He was a contributor to the Pictorial History of New Castle by Darrell Radford and especially interested in waterworks history and has pictures on display there.  He was a true giver and carpenter in the area.  He also enjoyed playing drums.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Vickie (Armstrong) Bertram of New Castle; four children, Joe (companion, Susan Guffey) Bertram, Jennifer Bertram of New Castle, Ben Morgan (partner, Nik Smith) of Chicago, Brock (wife, Helene) Morgan, New Castle; a granddaughter, Katelyn Bertram of New Castle; one brother, Bobbie Bertram of New Castle; one sister, Beverly Murphy; nine nieces and nephews, Amy Brittan, John Davis, Dara Upchurch, Bradley Bertram, Brandon Murphy, Christopher Davis, Andrea Johnston, Kevin and Karin Owens; several great-nephews
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Bertrams and Ginters; parents, Eadison Dean and Mary (Ginter) Bertram; two sisters, Kay Bertram and Kathy Davis; his mentor, Keith Mauzy.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 5th, 2017 at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 Broad St., with Doug Majors and Mark Allen officiating.  Friends may call 2-6pm Sunday at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be made to www.hackermainanddavis or our facebook account.




Jesse Boggs, age 89, of New Castle, went home to his Savior on Easter Sunday morning April 16th, 2017at Hickory Creek Nursing Home following an extended illness.

He was born November 1st, 1927 in Kentucky and was the son of the late Arthur and Alice Caldwell Boggs.

He was retired from Ingersoll Steel in the 1980’s after 30 years of service.  He was a former President of the UAW Local 379.  He was a Navy veteran of WWII.  He was a member and elder of Word of God Ministries of New Castle, past member of the Blue River Optimist.  He loved baseball and managed two softball teams.  He loved the outdoors, trading guns, hunting, fishing and his church.  He and his wife, the late, Bessie Boggs, traveled and sang at many area churchs.

He is survived by four children, Don Boggs and Cheryl Stamper both of New Castle, Indiana, Doris (husband, Tommie) Thompson of Mt. Vernon, Kentuckyand Connie (husband, Rick) Burgess of Lewisville, Indiana.  Eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three brothers, J.R. Boggs, Keith Boggs, Bishop Boggs, all of Kentucky; one sister, Jane (husband, Denver) Jones of Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Bessie Boggs in 2003; two sons, Boyce Boggs and Mike Boggs; a daughter, Mary Cook; four brothers and three sisters.

Military Rites will be conducted prior to start of funeral services at the funeral home by the American Legion Post #137 and the V.F.W. Post #1282 of New Castle.  Funeral services will be Thursday, April 20th,2017, at 10:00a.m., at the Hacker Main & Davis Funeral Home Broad St. Chapel. Rev. Rick Evans and Rev. Elwood Evans will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens, SR 38W of New Castle.  Friends may call on 4:00-7:00p.m., Wednesday, April 19th., at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.hackermainanddavis.com  or our facebook account.

 




Elmer R. Hall, age82, of Modoc, passed away Wednesday morning, January 18 th , 2017 at his
residence following an extended illness.
He was born December 19 th , 1934 in Henry County and was the son of the late William H. and
Helen (Runion) Hall.
Elmer farmed this area most of his life and was also a self-employed farm mechanic. He married
his wife Violet M. (Kirkman) Hall December 31 st , 1953.
He is survived by his wife, Violet M. Hall of Modoc; three children including, Randy Lee (wife-
Pam) Hall of Greensboro, Diane Faye (husband-Gordon) Fisher of Losantville, Angela Sue
(husband-Mark) Bailey of Modoc; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one
brother and one sister; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Greg Hall in 1998; three
brothers and two sisters; a son-in- law Bruce Hodson in 1997.
Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at the Mooreland
Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Alvey officiating.
Stephen A. Hacker of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home~Blue River Chapel is in charge of
arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hackermainanddavis.com







Scottie F. Crabtree, age 58, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly in his home Friday, November 11th, 2016.

He was born September 19th, 1958 in New Castle and was the son of the late William and Laura (Kennedy) Crabtree.

He worked as a night stockman at Marsh Supermarket for approximately 25 years.  He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter.  He also was an I.U Basketball fan.

He is survived by three children, Jennifer Crabtree of New Castle, Kyle Crabtree of Muncie and Caleb Crabtree of New Castle; his former wife, Crystal Byng of New Castle; four siblings, Marilyn (husband, Mark) Guffey, Rex (wife, Cathy) Crabtree, Cindy (husband, Mark) Vaughn, all of New Castle and Sandy (husband, Tim) Brogdon of Troy, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he preceded in death by a brother, Tony Lee Crabtree.

Funeral services will be 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15th at Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Denny Neal of Grace Baptist Church officiating.  Friends may call 4:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday before services. 

Corey Leigh (Spaulding) Hurley, age 35, of New Castle passed away Tuesday morning, September 27th, 2016 at the I U Ball Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness.


    She was born April 1st, 1981 in Anderson,In.  and is the daughter of Tim Spaulding of Warsaw,In. and Lisa (Nelson) Spaulding of New Castle.


     A homemaker most of her life, she also worked for past 8 years at Bob Evans Restaurant in New Castle. Until her health declined she had been an active member of Open Arms Church in New Castle. She enjoyed and lived for her kids activities. She was loved by all that knew her.


    She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Frank Hurley, of New Castle; two daughters, Hayley Owens of New Castle, and Ashlyn Hurley of New Castle; one son, Landon Hurley of New Castle ; her parents; three brothers, Chris Fowler of Anderson, Donnie Spaulding and Kyle Spaulding both of Warsaw; a very special friend, Nicole Ellingwood of Carmel, In.; also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


    Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1st,2016 at the Open Arms Church located at 16th and Broad st. in New Castle. Rev. Paul Davis, Bishop Dan Silvers, and Josh Silvers will be officiating. Friends may call on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the church.  The staff of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, New Castle Chapel are proudly handling arrangements.













Anthony W. “Tony” Stewart, age 58, of Muncie, In., and formerly of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, August 27th, 2016 at the I.U. Ball Hospital in Muncie.

He was born December 9th, 1957 in New Castle and was the son of the late Luther Stewart and Paula (Stearnes) Stewart of New Castle.

Tony had served as a machinist in the past for Kennedy Machine Shop.  In recent years, he was a caregiver for five years to the physical and mental handicap people.

He is survived by his wife Deborah (Bocock) Stewart of Muncie; two sons, Bobby (wife- Tammi) Burns of Greensboro, In., Johnny Stewart (fiancé - Polly Anna Hood) of Greenfield; his mother, Paula (Stearnes) Stewart of New Castle; several grandchildren; three sisters, Patty Stewart of New Castle, Mickey Whitehouse of Anderson, Cindy Stewart of Muncie; one brother, Luther Stewart of New Castle; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by her father, Luther Stewart.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at the Batson Cemetery with Pastor Rudy Lee officiating. Family and Friends may call Tuesday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 E. Broad St. Chapel.










Jackie Ray Crabtree, age 57, of Kentucky and formerly of New Castle, passed away Saturday morning, July 30th, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born July 23rd, 1959 in Seymour, In. and was the son of the late Joe and Laura (Allman) Crabtree.


He served in the U.S. National Guard for 13 years until 1989, and worked in security at the Henry County Hospital. He and his son Jason also served on the Bronson, Ky. Volunteer Fire Dept., He was an avid sports fan of NASCAR especially #24 Jeff Gordon and also University of Kentucky Basketball. He was a big supporter of school fund raisers, loved to joke his nieces and nephews and gave them all nicknames.


Jackie is survived by his wife and loving caregiver of 25 years, Janet (Clapp) Crabtree; one son, Jason Ray Crabtree of Ky; two brothers, Johnny Allman and Joey Crabtree (companion-Vesta) all of New Castle; one sister, Allene (husband-Charlie) Duvall of Albany, Ky; his mother-in-law, Edna Portell and father-in-law, Charles Clapp both of New Castle; several brothers and sister–in –laws;  several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; two special friends, Dave Golliher and Kelly.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harmie Crabtree; a half-sister, Lexie Kennedy; a nephew, Joseph Scott Crabtree; a great nephew, Phillip Austin Murphy.


Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel, New Castle, Indiana with Pastor John Bates of Kentucky officiating. Military rites will be offered at the funeral home by New Castle American Legion Post #137 and V.F.W. Post #1282. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery Westlawn Addition. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to help family defray expenses with envelopes available at the funeral home. All are invited to a time of fellowship Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Park Shelter House. Stephen and Teresa Hacker and entire staff are honored to serve the Crabtree family.














Graeme Z. Luhn, age 40, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May18th, 2016 in New Castle.

He was born October 4th, 1975 in Lakeland, Florida and was the son of the late John Edward and Stephanie Jo (Marshall) Luhn.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Lynn (Pierce) Luhn of New Castle; a daughter, Savannah Belle Luhn of Florida; a Godson, Jessi James Smith of New Castle; two brothers, Jake (wife-Jody) Luhn of Virginia, Jordan (wife- Amy) Luhn of Melbourne, Fl.; maternal grandmother, Virginia Marshall of Lakeland,Fl.; several nieces, nephews and cousins and two special dogs who he adored, Baby Girl and Bubby also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the First Baptist Church located 709 S. Memorial Drive in New Castle. Pastor Jerry Ingalls and Bishop Dan Silvers will be officiating. Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. service time at the church in the chapel.

Stephen A. Hacker and staff of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.





Kandi L. Craig

Kandi L. Craig, age 52, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly in her home Sunday, May8th, 2016

She was born September 14th, 1963 in Palo Alto, California and was a daughter of the late Terry Craig and Barbara (Ray) Harris.

She is survived by a daughter, Ginger (husband, Jarod) of San Diego, California; her mother, Barbara (husband, Ron) Harris of Kennard, Indiana; two brothers, Dean Fisher of New Castle and Tim Craig of Los Gaddis, California; two sisters, Tracy (husband, Paul) Betters of New Castle, Amber Craig of Port Aransas, Texas; step-mother, Jane Craig Fisher of Los Gaddis, California. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her father, Terry Craig.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 12th at 1:00pm at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel.






Mildred Michael (Rawley) Nelson

Mildred Nelson, formerly of Mooreland, IN, passed away Sunday morning (April 3) at the home of her son in Ft. Wayne. She was born in Mt. Solon, VA on September 5, 1920, and married Jearl Nelson of Riverton, WV on April 22, 1948 while in Sierra Leone, Africa, during a year of mission service there. Mrs. Nelson served her family, community, and her Lord as a homemaker, teacher, and pastor’s wife. Mildred was well-known for her homemade bread and her work for missions.

Mildred was preceded in death by Jearl in 1996. She is survived by seven children: Betty (James) Carter of Decatur, TX, Nancy Morgan of Anderson, IN, Judi (Richard) Ehresman of Roanoke, VA, Jery (Joyce) Nelson of Ft. Wayne, IN, John (Lori) Nelson of Ft. Wayne, IN, Steve (Pat) Nelson of Ft. Wayne, IN (currently serving in Mali, Africa), and Twyla (Jon) Burkey of Lima, OH. Mrs. Nelson has 21 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren—with that number growing annually. She is also survived by one brother, Guy Rawley, of Mt. Solon, VA.






Bonnie Maxine Malloyed

Bonnie Maxine Maloyed , age 69, of Sebring, Florida and formerly of New Castle, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 31st, 2016 at the Palms of Sebring residence in Sebring, Fl.
She was born July 17th, 1946 in Wayne Co., Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Willard and Nadine (Tuggle) Johnson.
She was a member of South Side Church of the Nazarene in New Castle.
Bonnie is survived by one son, Troy (wife-Kathie) Maloyed of Sebring; one daughter, Teresa Anne Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lyle (wife-Rhonda) Johnson, Mike Johnson (fiance’- Glenna Moles), Porter Russell (wife-Mary) Perdue all of New Castle; one sister, Marsha Patton of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Maloyed (2007), a son, James Allen Maloyed (2002), a grandson, Matthew Smith, and a sister Ruth Pauline Curtis.
Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad St., with Pastor Paul Davis officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery–Westlawn addition. Friends may call 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home
For information, please call 765-529-4400.








Barbara J Henderson

Barbara J. Henderson, age 65, of New Castle, passed away Saturday morning, March 26th, 2016 in her residence following a brief illness.
She was born January 21st, 1951 in New Castle, Indiana and was the daughter of the late James and Edna (Conner) Jackson.
She had worked as a QMA for the State Hospital until 1998 and Larue Carter Hospital in Indianapolis until 2003. Barbara loved to help people. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 26 years, Robert L. Henderson, New Castle; one brother, James Roy (wife, Cindy) Jackson of Alexandria, Indiana; one sister, Cartha Adams of Richmond; a half-sister, Sylvia (husband, Kevin) Groce of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Alvin Jackson in 2006 and James Jackson, Jr.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 1st, 2016 at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad St., with Dr. David Perry officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery–Westlawn addition. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home
Memorial contributions may be made to help family with funeral cost with envelopes available at the funeral home. For information, please call 765-529-4400.






Elizabeth P. Sexton

Elizabeth P. Sexton, age 47, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday morning, March 23rd, 2016 unexpectedly due to complications of influenza, and pneumonia at the I.U. Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born January 19th, 1969 in New Castle, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Audney Sexton and Mary Wright Sexton of New Castle.

She had been a pharmaceutical tech at Wal-Mart in Indianapolis and in the past had worked in New Castle with home healthcare services.

She had attended the New Life Covenant Church and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and especially her grandchildren. She also owned and was very proud of her 2011 Green Chevy Camaro.

Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Mary (Wright) Sexton of New Castle; two children, son, Chris (wife-Amanda) Cole; a daughter, Charley Lawson (partner-Jimmy Searcy) of New Castle; eleven grandchildren, Allysa, Junior, Vinson, Kautana, Emma, Bentley, Grace, Catlyn, Alyssa, Macey, and Kennedy; three brothers, Billy (wife-Joella) Sexton, Mackey Sexton, Steve Sexton (Companion Nancy) of New Castle; one sister, Barbara Sexton of New Castle; Special friends, Stephanie Benson and Judy Manning both of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jeff and Donnie Sexton

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 Broad Street, New Castle, with Pastor Minister Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery Westlawn Addition. Friends may call 6-8pm Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to help family with funeral cost with envelopes available at the funeral home. For information, please call 765-529-4400.








Lesa Gail Barnes
     Lesa Gail Barnes, age 63, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday morning, March 16th, 2016 at I.U. Health Ball Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, following a courageous long battle with triple negative breast cancer.
         She was born August 1st, 1952 in New Castle, Indiana and was the daughter of James R. and Geraldine “Jerry” (Brown) Peacock.
         She owned and operated Lesa Barnes Tax Service in New Castle for 25 years.  She had attended Indiana Business College where she received her Associates degree in accounting.  She was the Co-founder of Women Supporting Women with Breast Cancer.
         She is survived by her husband, Mickey of 41 years; one son, Andy (wife, Jenny) Curtis of New Castle, one daughter, Stacey (husband, Ronnie) Riggins of New Castle; four grandchildren, Zach and Zoe Curtis, Rylee and Hunter Riggins; one brother, David Craft of Danville and one sister, Stacy (Tonya) Craft also of Danville; three nephews, one niece, and several cousins including one special cousin, Dawn (husband, Ted) Sherry of New Castle.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hobert & Leona (Moles) Brown; one son, Danny Swails in 1968.
         Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 Broad Street, New Castle, with Pastor Paul Davis officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery.  Friends may call 5-8pm Monday at the funeral home.









Janet J. Powell
         Janet J. Powell, age 81, of Losantville, passed away Wednesday morning, March 16th, 2016 at Parker Health Care in Parker City, Indiana, following a brief illness.
         She was born March 24th, 1934 in Henry County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Virgil C. and Pauline (Clemons) Keeling.
         She worked at Ball Corporation in Muncie and Strate Status in New Castle before retiring in 1998.  She was a member of the Blountsville Christian Church.
         She is survived by her husband, Donald L Powell of 63 years, whom she married March 20th, 1953; three children, Donna Jo (husband, Brad) Haggard of Losantville, Jan Ellen Powell of New Castle, Beth Ann (husband, Kevin) Williams of Parker City, In; one grandson, Joshua Haggard, Losantville; two granddaughters, Kelli (husband, Jason) Abshear, Farmland, Indiana, Amie (fiancé`, Nathan Hardwick) Williams, Winchester, Indiana; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda (husband, Dick) Mutch, Losantville, Indiana; one brother, Gary (wife, Maureen) Keeling of Ft. Myers, Florida.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Rodney Keeling.
         Funeral services will be held 11:00am, Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Blue River Chapel, located on Hwy. 36 across from Blue River High School with Reverend Jerry Bowlin officiating. Burial will follow at the Blountsville Cemetery. Friends may call 10:00am-11:00am Saturday at Blue River Chapel.  For information please call (765) 529-4400.






Earl F. Helsley III
         Earl F. Helsley III, age 81, of New Castle went home to be with his Lord, Friday, February 26th, 2016 at his New castle residence following an extended illness.
         He was born August 20th, 1934 in Shirley, In. and was a son of the late Eugene and Bessie (Keck) Helsley.
         He retired in 1986 after 30 years of service from Outo Kumpo formerly known as Ingersoll Steel in New Castle. He had worked as a steel worker and also served as a foreman. A member of U.A.W. Local # 729.
         Earl was a member for past 18 years of the South Side Church of the Nazarene in New Castle where he served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was an avid woodworker and loved camping, fishing, gardening, and bird watching.
         He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Christine (Bowlin) Helsley; four children including, Earl “EJ” (wife-Beth) Helsley IV of Denver, Colorado; Deb Kemp of Anderson; Jeff (wife-Penny) Helsley of New Castle; Rod (wife-Lori) Helsley of Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren, Angel Petty, Jeremy Helsley, April Case, Uriah Turpen, Krystal, Zackery, Alicia, Emily and Austin Helsley; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Anna Lee of Brown County, In.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Paul “Bud” Helsley, November 16, 2011; a daughter-in-law, Pat Helsley; one brother, Eugene Oliver Helsley; two sisters, Vesta Holcomb and Kay Lee.
         Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Southside Nazarene Church, 2805 S. 14th., Street, New Castle, Indiana with Reverend Michael Dees officiating.  Friends may call 6-8p.m., Tuesday and one hours before services at the church. Burial will follow in Mechanicsburg Cemetery on US Hwy 36.  For more information please call (765) 529-4400.









Linda Alexander Cole
         Linda Alexander Cole, 72, of New Castle, passed away on February 25, 2016, at home after a prolonged battle with cancer.
         She was born January 20, 1944, to the late Sanford and Mattie (Kalk) Alexander.
         Linda was a 1962 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School and attended Ball State University. She retired from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 135 after 17 years of service as a Business Agent. She was a member of the Teamsters Local 135 Retirees Chapter and the New Castle 1962 Ladies Club.
         She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Arthur Cole; children Lisa Dowd (Chris) Peck of Atlanta GA, William (Tasha) Cole of Middletown IN, and Carla (Scott) Brawley of Lenoir NC; grandchildren Zackary Hughes of Lenoir NC and Jackson Cole of Middletown IN.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Michael Alexander.
         There will be no public service or visitation. For those wishing to celebrate Linda’s life, please make donations to: Simon Cancer Center PO Box 6460 Indianapolis IN 46206.







Reverend Earl C. Phillips
         Reverend Earl C. Phillips, age 96, of New Castle passed away Friday, February 19th, 2016 at IU Health Ball Hospital following a brief illness.
         He was born August 21st, 1919 in Williamson, West Virginia and was a son of the late Harmon and Erma Perry Phillips.
         He had worked for C & O Railroad for many years.  He was an ordained minister and pastored Southside Apostolic Tabernacle in Muncie, Indiana from 1970 until 1985 and continued his ministry until his recent illness.  He was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church of New Castle for over 40 years.  He lived his life for his church, serving God, and was a very educated bible scholar.  He was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.
         He is survived by his wife, Maudie (Shadoan) Phillips, whom he married in 1993; two daughters, Pat (husband, E. Tom) Perez of Marion, In., Kathy Roth of Marion, In; two sons, John (wife, Krista) Phillips of Muncie, Rick Phillips of New Castle; two step-children, Phyllis (husband, Ron) Lunk of Louisiana and Diane (husband, Calvin) Glover of Ft. Wayne, In; 16 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret L. Phillips in 1992; two sons, Jerry and E. Mike Phillips; one daughter, Vicki Wilburn.
         Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 131 So. 26th, St., New Castle, Indiana with Reverend Donald Silvers officiating.  Friends may call 11:00am – 1:00pm before services. For more information please call (765) 529-4400.







Nora G. "Eva" Suratt
         Nora G. “Eva” Suratt, age 87, of Sulphur Springs passed away Tuesday evening, January 19th, 2016 at the Henry County Hospital Emergency room of New Castle following an extended illness.
         She was born August 24th, 1928 in Smith Grove, Ky., a daughter of the late Curt Melton and Sally (Smith) Melton.
         She served as a homemaker most of her life and was an active member for many years of the Sulphur Springs Christian Church. Her life was concentrated around her church and her family.
         Eva is survived by her husband for over 69 years, William “Will” Edward Suratt;  a son, Roger D. (wife-Barbara Ann) Suratt of Ft. Myers, Florida; a daughter, Hazel Janell Suratt of Anderson; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nell Morgan of Burkesville, Ky., and Madge Elmore of Albany, Ky.;  several  nieces, nephews also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Norma Jean Smith (2008) ; three brothers; two sisters.
         Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home Blue River Chapel with Reverend C.J. Buskirk officiating. Burial will follow at the Miller Cemetery near Middletown. Friends may call on Saturday from 10:00a.m., until service time. For information please call (765) 529-4400.








Warren Boling
         Warren C. Boling age 80, of Middletown, passed away early Monday morning December 21st, 2015 at the New Castle, Henry County Hospital. He was born April 19th, 1935 in Indianapolis and was the son of the late Lona and Clara (Taylor) Boling.
         He retired in 1983 from Guide Lamp in Anderson after appx.38 years of service. He had attended the Charity Baptist Church where his brother pastored.
         Warren is survived by two daughters, Anita (husband-Mike) Matthews of Mt. Summit, Tina Reed (fiance’- Cliff Abshire) of Sulphur Springs; and a son, Tony (wife-Dee) Boling of Mt. Summit; Six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; brothers and sisters, Emra (husband-Max) Hart of New Castle, Gerald (wife-Sandy) Boling of New castle, Eddie (wife-Karen) Boling of Middletown, Rev. Larrel (wife-Wanda) Boling of New Castle, David (wife-Shirley) Boling of New Castle, Roger (wife- Suella) Boling of Somerset, Ky., Steven Boling of New Castle, Vickie Chalfant of New Castle, Sheila (husband- Kenney) Key of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Deloris Boling November 27th, 2011; three brothers, Lona Jr. in 2000, Johnny Boling, and Richard Boling.
          Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at the Hacker – Main & Davis Funeral Home Blue River Chapel located  3038 U.S. 36 across from Blue River High School. The Reverend Larrel Boling will be officiating, burial will follow at the Mt. Summit Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 noon till service time. For information regarding Mr. Boling, Please call 765-529-4400.







Jerral Wilkinson
         Jerral Wilkinson age 57, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday evening, December 16th, 2015 at the I. U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness. He was born February 22nd, 1958 in New Castle and was the son of the late James Robert Wilkinson and the late Eula (Williams) Wilkinson.
         He had worked for Randy Neal Salvage for approximately 20 years in New Castle. He enjoyed being outdoors, coon hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
         Jerral is survived by his wife of 12 years, Angel Renee (Williams) Wilkinson of New Castle; three sons, James (Karen) Wilkinson, Jeff (fiancé’-Jessica) Wilkinson, Jeremy ( fiance’- Ashley) Wilkinson all of New Castle; eight grandchildren including, Kayla, Dylan, Brandon, Matt, Jessica, Jonathon, and special grandkids, Jeremiah and Ayden; one sister, Betty Hinshaw (companion-Brandy Cooley of New Castle; four brothers, his twin Terral (Stephanie) Wilkinson of Spiceland, Bob Wilkinson of New Castle, Melvin Wilkinson of New Castle, Ronnie Gene (Regina) Wilkinson of Spiceland; his father-in-law, Jerry Williams of New Castle; special nieces and nephews, Carter, Rylan, Carol McGlothin, Jeff Sorrell, Chris, Shelly, Ashlie, Tammy, Joe, Josh.
         In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Deborah Williams; a niece, Teresa Sorrell.
         Friends may call on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Chapel. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015, 1p.m with Reverend Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at the Batson Cemetery. For information please call 765-529-4400.








Kay Bertram
         Kay Bertram age 67, of New Castle, passed away Wednesday evening, December 16th, 2015 at the Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle following a brief illness. She was born September 28th, 1948 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Eadison “Dean” Bertram (December 12th, 2001) and the late Mary (Ginter) Bertram (January 3rd, 2014).
         She retired in 2014 from the Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center after 30 years where she served in the dietary department. In prior years she worked at Huntington Industries in New Castle. She enjoyed watching the old “Dark Shadows” television show and listening to older classic rock music with her sister.
         In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Bradley Bertram ( fiance’- Jackie Evans) of New Castle; twin grandsons, Riley and Finn Bertram of New Castle; one sister, Beverly Murphy; two brothers, Bobby Bertram and Mike (wife-Vicki) Bertram all of New Castle; her best friend, Chatta Sheila Padgett of New Castle; several nieces and nephews including, Amy Brittain, Willy Fischer and sons, Zachary and Nicholas, John Davis, Christopher Davis (companion-Samantha), Joe Bertram, Susan Guffey, and daughter, Katelyn, Jennifer Bertram, Dara (David) Upchurch , Audrey, Austin, Issac, Noah, Hunter, Caden, Brandon Murphy and son Ryland.
         In addition to parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Davis in 2015; a brother-in-law, John Davis; grandparents, Elmer and Belva Bertram and Felix and Fannie Ginter; and a special friend, Nancy Huffman in 2015.
         Friends may call on Sunday December 20th, 2015 from 2:00-6:00pm. at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 21st,, 2015, 1p.m with Reverend Steve Hickman officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. For information please call 765-529-4400.






Shantell True Flynn

         Shantell True Flynn age 42, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly at her home, and was found Saturday morning, December 12th, 2015. She was born July 26th, 1973 in New Castle. And is the daughter of Ronnie and Lesa (Jolley) Robinson of New Castle.
         She was employed by Chrysler Corp. in New Castle and Kokomo. She also was was a past employee of Regency Place Nursing Home in Greenfield and did Home Healthcare for Cardinal Group Homes in New Castle.
         In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother , Kathleen Jolley of New Castle; three children including, Jayden Hoots of New Castle, Keegan Riley Shane Flynn, and Katelyn Allie Jo Flynn, both of Muncie; 6 sisters including, Truma (Husband-Lindsey) Willoughby of New Castle, Angie Coffey of South Carolina, Tina Coffey of New Castle, Rachael Robinson of New Castle, Lori Robinson of New Castle, Brittney (Husband Justin) Coffey of Muncie, 4 Brothers Dustin and Justin Robinson of Muncie, Brian Coffey of New Castle, Robert Robinson of New Castle, and Bobby Joe Cowan of New Castle. Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, and Cousins survive.
         She is preceded in death by her twin children Kyle Douglas and Kylie Neal (1994), Her Biological Father Truman McArthur Coffey, and her Brother Ronnie Robinson.
         Friends may call on Wednesday December 16th, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm. at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 1p.m with Phillip Miles officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Edition. For information please call 765-529-4400.







Christopher Sexton
         Christopher Sexton age 34, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly at a friend’s house, and was found Saturday morning, December 12th, 2015. He was born January 21st, 1981 in New Castle. And is the son of Billy Sexton and Tammy (Smith) Hilton of New Castle.
         He worked in construction as well as asphalt paving. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, and spending time with family.
         Christopher in addition to his Father Billy (Wife Joella) Sexton of New Castle, and Mother Tammy Hilton of New Castle is survived by his maternal grandmother, Sue Criswell of New Castle; Paternal Grandmother Mary Sexton of New Castle; 1 Daughter Makenzie Sexton; two brothers Billy (wife Brooke) Stonecipher of Markelville, Jason (Wife Becky) Stover of Indianapolis; 1 Sister Amanda (Husband Guy) Abrams of Ohio Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews, and Cousins survive.
         Friends may call on Thursday December 17th, 2015 from 11:00am-1:00pm. at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Chapel Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 17th, 2015, 1p.m. with Rev. Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Edition. For information please call 765-529-4400.  






Virgie I. Mayne
         Virgie I. Mayne, age 98, of Oologah, Ok. And formerly of New Castle, passed away Thursday morning, December 10th, 2015 in Oklahoma. She was born July 29th, 1917 in Armathwaite, Tenn. And was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Martha (Burden) Tompkins.
         A homemaker most of her life, she is survived by a daughter, Theresa Gross of Oologah, Oklahoma; five grandchildren; sixteen great-granchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and a Son-In-Law John Delly of Libertyville, Illinois.
         In addition to her parents, she is preceeded in death by her husband, Thomas E. Mayne in 1987; a daughter, Thelma Delly; and two grand-daughters.
         Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-6:00p.m. at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home New castle Chapel. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, December 15th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at the Green Hills Memory Garden Cemetery located west on St.Rd. #38.  For information please call 765-529-4400.






William H. "Bill" Kessinger
         William H. “Bill” Kessinger, age 75, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, November 29th, 2015 at the Henry County Hospital Emergency Room.
         He was born August 15th, 1940 in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, a son of the late Thomas and Viola Kessinger. Bill retired in 2001 from the International Union of Operating Engineers # 103 after 53 years of service.
         He was a member of the South Side Church of the Nazarene since 1987. Bill loved his family especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed playing guitar and listening to Blue Grass music.
         Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda (Sherry) Kessinger; five children including, a daughter, Cora (husband-Charles) Jones of Greenville, Ohio, a son, William Jr. (wife-Lori) Kessinger of Del City, Oklahoma, a daughter, Connie (Husband-Jeff) Steinberg of Louisville, Ky., a son, William Chadwick (wife-Lisa)Kessinger of Kokomo, In., a son, William Eric Kessinger of New Palestine, In. ; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren ; two sisters, Earlene (husband-Allen) Drew of Viola, Idaho, Virginia Goatley of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Joe (wife-Grace) Kessinger of Louisville, Ky.; several  nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Willoughby in 2008; one sister and three brothers.
         Funeral Services will be held 1:00p.m., Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at the South Side Church of the Nazarene located 2805 S. 14th street, New Castle with Rev. Michael Dees officiating. Friends may call on Thursday 12:00 noon till 1:00 p.m. at the church.  Regarding questions Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home is handling arrangements 765-529-4400. 






Levi M. Black
         Levi M. Black, age 17, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 11th, 2015 at the Shenandoah High School near Middletown.  He was born October 26th, 1998 in New Castle, In., and is the son of Gary and Jackie (Priddy) Black.
         Levi is a sophomore student at Shenandoah High where he was an accomplished athlete in Cross Country and Wrestling. During his freshman year of varsity competition he was a sectional champion and regional runner-up in wrestling.
         In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Gary (wife-Kayla) Black , Elijah (wife- Karlee) Black, and A.J. Black all of New Castle; a sister Skylar Black also of New Castle; Paternal grandparents, Larryn and Linda Cox of Connersville, In.; maternal grandparents, Terry and Sharon Smith of Sulphur Springs; maternal great-grandmother, Gerry Lockridge of Sulphur Springs; a nephew, Jayden Black of New Castle; a niece, Willow Black of New castle; several aunts and uncles also survive.
         He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gary V. Black in 2005.
         Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, November 17th, 2015 at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene located 698 N. 5th St. Middletown, In. Officiating will be Reverend Rick Evans and Eric Allred.  Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Middletown Church of the Nazarene and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Levi Black Wrestling Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.  For information Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes 765-529-4400 is proudly serving the family.









June Haas
         June Haas, age 84, of New Castle made her Triumphant Journey into Heaven Wednesday afternoon, November 11th, 2015 at the Henry County Hospital following a brief illness.
         She was born April 15th, 1931 in Worthington, In., and was the daughter of the late Dewey Flynn and Thelma Taylor Davis.
         June and Wayne were commissioned song evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years.  In the 1970’s until 1980 they owned and operated New Castle Carpets.  She was a member of New Castle South Side Nazarene and had been a member of the Nazarene church denomination since 1950.
         June is survived by a son, Phillip (wife-Angie) of New Castle; five grandchildren and spouses including, Sarah (husband-Chad) Sears of Carmel, In., David (wife-Tammy) Criswell of New Castle, Rebekah Hill of Cary, North Carolina, Lauren and Ethan Haas of New Castle; four great-grandchildren, Cassandra Criswell of New Castle, Anna Sears, Zach Sears, Kate Sears all of Carmel, In. Also former son-in-law, Micah Criswell of New Castle; two sisters, Mary (husband-Rev. David) Humble of New Castle, Linda (husband-Jim) Malone of Odon, In; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, M. Wayne Haas June 23rd, 2015; a daughter, Rachel E. Criswell December 12th, 2008; Her Step-father, Dr. Leo C. Davis.
         Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday morning, November 16th, 2015 at the South Side Church of the Nazarene located 2805 S. 14th St. New Castle, In. Officiating will be Reverend Mike Dees and Reverend Dave Humble.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Broad St. Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Henry County Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.  Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.







Dallas D. Dishman
         Dallas D. Dishman, age 67 of Rushville and formerly of New Castle passed away Wednesday morning, October 7th, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness.
         He was born October 13th, 1947 in Henry County and was the son of the late Ernest Lee and Lora Mae (Edwards) Dishman.
         He served in the U.S. Army between the Korea and the Vietnam era. Dallas retired in 1995 from New Castle Chrysler Corp. after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Rushville American Legion Post and He and his wife Barbara had attended the Center Christian Church in Mays.
         Dallas is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara (Grubb) Dishman of Rushville; two sons, Chad J. Dishman and Wade Lee Dishman both of Rushville; four grandchildren, Dustin Dishman ,Danielle (husband-Matthew) Flick, James Dean Dishman, and Lora Mae Luray Dishman ; three great-grandchildren, Elijah Flick, Emma Flick, and Jace Dishman; five brothers, Willard Ray (wife –Silva) Dishman of New Castle, Kenneth Dishman of Indianapolis, Donald (wife- Mary Ann) Dishman of New Castle, Robert (wife-Marsha) Dishman of Muncie, and Thomas (wife-Jami) Dishman of Indianapolis; one sister, Anna (husband-Jeff) McCrobie of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Della Christine (7-2014).
         Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12th, 2015 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Chapel. Burial will follow at the Green Hills Memory Garden located west of New Castle on St. Rd. 38. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.









George Norman Gordon
         George Norman Gordon, age 78, of New Castle passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 15th, 2015 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
         He was born October 19th, 1936 in Muncie, In., a son of the late Prince Delaney Gordon (1971) and Pearl Irene (Oxley) Gordon (2001).
         He had been a carpenter in construction work for most of life and enjoyed woodworking and cabinet making. He had attended the Buck Creek Church of the Brethren.
         He is survived by four daughters, Debra Ann Gordon of Winter Garden, Florida, Nadene (husband-Bill) Martinez of Kissimmee, Florida, Teresa Lynn Gordon of Orlando, Florida, and Janice Gordon of Portland, Oregon ; one sister, Linda Loveless of New Castle; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Gordon in 1979, his second wife, Helen Gordon in 1989; a son Timothy Allen Gordon in 1983 ; a brother John Gordon in 2001 ; A Brother-in-Law Bobby G. Loveless in 2014.
         Funeral Services will be held 2:00p.m., Friday, September 18th, 2015 at Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home Broad St. Chapel, with Rev Tom Current, and John Lee Gordon officiating.  Burial will follow at the Mooreland Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.








Fred A. Groce
         Fred Allen Groce, age 64, of Shirley passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, August 18th, 2015 at the Henry County Hospital Emergency Room.
         He was born November 7th, 1950 in New Castle, a son of the late John T. Groce Sr. and Jocia (Thompson) Groce. He retired in 2006 from Delphi in Kokomo where he served for 21 years as a Journey Machine Repairman.
         Fred was a member of the U.A.W. local 292 of Kokomo and the American Legion Post 6 also of Kokomo. He was a loving husband, Dad, and Papaw who lived his life for his family. He enjoyed Taco Tuesday at Los Amigos with his family, riding his Harley-Davidson, watching I.U. basketball, golfing, working outside, going to the ocean, and playing Farmville on his computer.
         He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Sue (Eaton) Groce; three children including, Michelle (husband-Nelson) White of Defiance, Ohio, Jason (wife-Marissa) Groce of Kennard, and Whitney Groce (husband-Derek Skirwin) of Kennard; ten grandchildren, Seth (wife-Ashley) Stephens, Alesa Swift, Allie White, Dakota Swift, Katie White, Abby White, Rose Swift, Tiberius A. Groce, Anna Groce, and William A. Groce; brothers and sisters, Pearl (husband-Bob) Mills, Roy (wife-Helen) Groce, Della (husband-Ted) Mawk, Johnny (wife-Carol) Groce, Larry (wife-Debbie) Groce, Marylyn (husband-Dani) Boatman, Linda Carter, Danny Groce, and Jim Davis, a brother in law. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Davis and two brothers, Ronnie and Jerry Groce.
         Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at the Memorial Wesleyan Church, located north of New Castle on Indiana 3, with Reverend Brian Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Hills Memory Gardens west of New Castle. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.mainanddavis.com
         Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle is in charge of arrangements.
Robert J. Grubb
         Robert J. Grubb, age 64 of Mooreland passed away late Sunday evening, July 12th, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness.
         He was born May 17th, 1951 in New Castle, a son of the late Robert Grubb and Leta Green Porter.  He had worked for the City of New Castle and the Box Factory in New Castle.
         He is survived by a sister, Barbara Dishman of Rushville; a brother, Steven Porter of Wilmington, Delaware; brother-in-law, Doug Marcum of Indianapolis; several nieces, nephews and cousins including two special nephews, Chad and Wade Dishman of Rushville.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Marcum and one aunt, Betty Osoreo.
         Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home Blue River Chapel.  Friends may call 10:00 a.m., until time of services.









Everett C. Brown
         Everett C. Brown, age 61, of Mooreland passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 16th, 1953 in New Castle and was the son of the late Elmer “Doc” Brown (1996) and Nellie F. (Rumple) Brown (2008.)
         He was a lifelong Mooreland resident and had farmed since he was 15 years old. He was currently an employee of Chrysler Corp., in Kokomo where he had served many years.  He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #1166.
         Everett is survived by one son, Eric Brown of New Castle; one daughter, Ruth (husband- Mark) Cole of New Castle; three grandchildren, Cara, Wyatt, and Dylan Brown all of New Castle; eight brothers and sisters including, Margie (husband-John) Snapp of Paragon, In., Patricia Brown of Monticello, In., Clyde Brown of New Castle, Ezra Brown of New Castle, Mary Brown of Monticello, In., Tony (wife-Rachel) Brown of New Castle, Donald (wife-Tina) Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., Della Brown of Monticello, In.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home Blue River Chapel, located at 3038 U.S. Highway 36 East with Pastor Phil Brown Officiating. Burial will follow at the Mooreland Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the Funeral Home.







Georgia Abrams
         Georgia Abrams, age 93, of New Castle, passed away Saturday morning, July 4th, 2015 at the Heritage House Convalescent and Rehab Center in New Castle following an illness. She was born September 12th, 1921 in Batyville, Ky. and was the daughter of the late Banford and Bessie (Garrett) Johnson.
         She retired and had owned and operated Georgia’s Vacuum, Sales and Repair since 1958 after 27 years of service. She was a past member of Business and Professional Women’s club.
         Georgia is survived by three children including, Glen (wife-Elizabeth) Abrams, Barbara (husband- Rev. Lane) Fairchild, Larry (wife-Lisa) Abrams all of New Castle; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Coleen Gray of Richmond, In., Edith Lunsford of Connersville, In; Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Arlie and Oren Abrams; one sister, Janie and three brothers.
         Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 6th, 2015 at the Hacker – Main & Davis Funeral Home, New Castle Broad St. Chapel with Rev. Lane Fairchild officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery – Westlawn addition. Friends may call Monday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00am at the funeral home.  Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.









Wayne Haas
         Wayne Haas, age 89, of New Castle made his Triumphant Journey into Heaven early Tuesday morning, June 23rd, 2015 from his residence following an extended illness. He was born March, 27th, 1926 in Seelyville, In., and was the son of the late Reverend Crawford and Merle (Rogers) Haas.
         Wayne and his wife, June, were commissioned song evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene for over 50 years.  In the 1970’s until 1980 they owned and operated New Castle Carpets. He was a member of New Castle South Side Nazarene and had been a member of the Nazarene church denomination since 1950.
         Wayne is survived by his wife of 65 years, June (Flynn) Haas of New Castle; a son, Phillip (wife-Angie) of New Castle; grandchildren and spouses including, Sarah (husband-Chad) Sears of Carmel, In., David (wife-Tammy) Criswell of New Castle, Rebekah Hill of Cary, North Carolina, Lauren and Ethan Haas of New Castle; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Criswell of New Castle, Anna Sears, Zach Sears, Kate Sears all of Carmel, In. Also former son-in-law, Micah Criswell of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel E. Criswell (December 12th, 2008) “Rachel is playing piano for the heavenly choir and Wayne is directing it.” and two brothers, Reverend James and William Haas.
         Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, June 30th, 2015 at the South Side Church of the Nazarene located 2805 S. 14th St. New Castle, In. Officiating will be Reverend Mike Dees and Reverend Dave Humble. Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Broad St. Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Henry County Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.









Frank S. Carnes
         Frank Sherril Carnes, age 79, of New Castle, passed away early Friday morning, June 19th, 2015 at his son's residence following an extended illness. He was born January 22nd, 1936 in New Castle, In. and was the son of the late Rev. Lucian and Lillian (Groce) Carnes.
         Frank retired as a general foreman with New Castle Chrysler Corp. after many years of service. He proudly served with the United States Marine Corp. as a sergeant serving in both Korea and Vietnam. Frank also attended the Spiceland Methodist Church.
         He is survived by a son, Jeffery D. (wife- Cindy) Carnes of Greenfield, daughter, Susan (husband- David) Bennett of Brookville, In., son, David (wife-Kim) Carnes of New Castle, son, Donald Carnes of New Castle, In., step-son, Perry Conrad of Lebanon, In., step-son, Kyle Conrad of Brook, In., step-daughter, Carla Pappy of Johnson City, Tenn., a brother, John Carnes of New Castle. In.; sister, Betty Wages of Florida; twenty grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Sue Allen; his second wife, June Lee Ball; one son, William Allen Carnes, December 5, 2007; one brother, Rev. Carlise "Bud" Carnes; sisters, Gladys Cox, Joan Turner, Bessy Carnes, Ina Jeffries, Mary Carnes, Thelma Nicholson, and 5 younger siblings at an early age.
         A quote from Frank "The Lord God sent his son Jesus Christ to talk the talk and to walk the walk how can we do less."
         Frank requested no public viewing or services. The Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Broad St. Chapel is proudly serving the family.
Dorothy Bertsch Riggs
         Dorothy (Bertsch) Riggs, age 84, of New Castle, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 26th, 2015 at the Stonebrooke Rehab Center in New Castle following a brief illness. She was born January 26th, 1931 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith (Wissler) Bertsch.
         She retired in 1974 from the New Castle Modernfold Corp. where she served in clerical department.  She was a member of the First Christian Church and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
         Dorothy is survived by one step-daughter, Judith (husband-Gilbert) Braswell of New Castle; one step-son, Donald E. Riggs of Winchester, IN.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren ; several nieces and nephews also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Riggs in 1995 and a sister, Marjorie Brown.
         Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 29h, 2015 at the Hacker – Main & Davis Funeral Home, New Castle Broad st. Chapel with Rev. Tom McGillard officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Garden located west of New Castle on St. Rd. 38. Friends may call Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.
Mary A. Perkins, age 63, of New Castle, passed away early Saturday morning, May 23rd, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born February 12th, 1952 in South Bend, In. and was the daughter of the late Oscar Koch and Sylvia (Conley) Koch of New Castle.
         Mary fought a brief battle with Cancer. She retired at age 62 and was a homemaker most of her life.
         Mary in addition to her mother, is survived her husband of 29 years, Doug Perkins; three children including, two boys, Michael Allen (wife-Nikki) Payne of Muncie, Jeremiah James (wife- Kimberly) Payne of Londonsville, Vt.: one daughter Shannon M. Lazzell of New Castle; Eight grandchildren also survive.
         In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Koch.
         Private Funeral Services will be held Friday evening, May 29th, 2015 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home New Castle Broad st. chapel. Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.
Vernon L. (Spike) Phelps
          Vernon L. Phelps, Sr. “Spike”, age 77, of New Castle, passed away Monday evening, March 2nd, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born June 20th, 1937 in New Castle and was the son of the late Ernest Sr. and Louise (Griffin) Phelps.Spike retired from Borg-Warner Gear in Muncie after 20 years of service. Previously, he had worked at New Castle Chrysler Corp. for 10 years, New Castle Firestone Plant for 15 years and Diamond Container Box Factory. He was a lifelong very renowned Carpenter in New Castle area.He was a lifelong member of the Wiley United Methodist Church and actually helped build the new building when the church moved. “He was a well-known “Pinterest” before people even knew what “Pinterest” was. Vernon Jr., remembers one year when dad was out of work they awoke on a Christmas morning and found “DAD” had built all of their Christmas presents that were awesome.
          Vernon is survived by four daughters, Valesa “Cissy” Watts and companion Garland Moore of Indianapolis, Angel Gray of New Castle, Karen Jean Goins of New Castle and Julie (husband, Rickie) Clark of Brownsburg, In; four sons, Vernon (wife, Carol) Phelps, Jr., of Bowling Green, Kentucky, John Phelps of Indianapolis, twin sons, Kyle(wife, Maria) Phelps and Kelly (wife, Andrea) Phelps, both of Dayton, Ohio; twenty-one grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, David (wife-Priscilla) Phelps of Knightstown, In. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive and a host of brothers and sisters-in-laws.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Phelps, July 29th, 2009; one sister, Della Mae Warren; four brothers, Charles, Ernest, John, and Stephen “Petie” Phelps; His very special dog “Tootsie.”
          Funeral Services will be held 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the New Wiley U.M.C. located at corner of 21st Street and Shopp Ave., with Rev. Tom McGillard officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery Westlawn Addition. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 11:50a.m., at the church. Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.
Sally J. (Huber, Rader) Jones
          Sally J. (Huber, Rader) Jones,  82, of Sulphur Springs, Indiana was welcomed to Heaven on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in the company of her family and husband, Jerry Jones, following a brief illness.
          She was born September 3rd, 1932 in Muncie, Indiana, a daughter of the late Violet (Harrison) and Ferrell Huber.
          In addition to being a homemaker most of her life, she worked in the office at Rose City Meat Packing and did clerical work at H & H Heat Treat in Muncie, In. She was a member of the Church of Christ for several years. She enjoyed cooking and raising her children and grandchildren.She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jerry Jones, of Sulphur Springs; Children include, Stephen (wife, Gloria) Rader of Farmland, Indiana, Connie (husband, Merrill) Mays of Colorado, Danny (wife, Betty) Rader of Alabama, Mary Rader of Tennessee, Sharon (husband, Alan) Lindsey of Yorktown, Indiana; step-daughter, Brenda (husband, Mike) Stanley and deceased step-son, Tim (wife, Donna) Jones; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane Hensley; sister-in-law, Dawn Huber; deceased brothers, Gene (wife, Helen) Huber and Bill Huber.
          Funeral Services will be Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 11:00am., at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Blue River Chapel, located on Hwy 36 East, across from Blue River High School with Pastor Phil Morgan and Pastor Danny Radar officiating. Burial will follow at Springport Cemetery. Family and friends may attend the calling Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 2-5pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Anderson Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.








Forest G. Hamilton
         Forest G. Hamilton, age 89, of Middletown, passed away Monday, February 9th, 2015 in his residence following a brief illness.
         He was born April 3rd, 1925 in Fleming County, Kentucky and was the son of the late Issac Edward and Laura Jane (Pitts) Hamilton.
         He had retired from the Chrysler Plant in New Castle in 1974 after 31 years of service.
         He is survived by four children, Forrest (wife, Janet) Hamilton, Sharon (husband, Steve) Bowers, both of Middletown, Indiana, Randy (wife, Teresa) Hamilton of Mooreland, Indiana and Glynna Hamilton of Indianapolis, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Clayton (wife, Brooksie) Hamilton of New Castle, Indiana; two sisters, Myrt Logan of Rushville, Indiana and Lona Mae Porter of Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah B. (Rivers) Hamilton in 1987; a son, Duane Young; a great-grandson, Kahlil H. Horne; several brothers and sisters
         Private funeral services will be held Friday at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel.  Burial will follow at the convenience of the family in Miller Cemetery near Middletown. Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society and American Heart Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Pearline Glenn
         Pearline Glenn, age 91, passed away Sunday morning, January 25th in her residence following an extended illness.
         She was born March 6th, 1923 in Garrard County, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Corbin and Lizzie (Hatfield) Morris.
         She was a homemaker and a very loving and caring person who thought the world of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
         She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (husband, Steve) Leffingwell of Mooreland, In., Kathy (husband, Danny) Morrison of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, James Llarry (wife, Joyce) Glenn of Muncie, Indiana, Douglas B. (wife, Rhonda) Glenn of Albany, Indiana; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Earl Morris of Muncie, Indiana, Jimmy (wife, Carolyn) Morris of Sanders, Kentucky, Roy (wife, Sylvia) Morris of Muncie, Indiana; one sister, Joyce Brown of Georgia; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Glenn, May 23, 2009, whom she married on January 15th, 1942; two grandsons, Dana Ray Leffingwell and Jerry D Sewell; one brother, Raymond Morris; three sisters, Myrtle Mills, Ruby Martin, Mary Allison.
         Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 30th at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home-Blue River Chapel with Pastor Nathan Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow at Mooreland Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday at the Blue River Chapel.
Betty Frances Neal
         Betty Frances Neal, age 67, of New Castle passed away following an extended illness in her home Tuesday evening, January 13th, 2015.
         She was born May 25th, 1947 in Albany, Ky. and was a daughter of the late Bob Covey and Iva (Owens) Covey.
         She had been a homemaker most of her life and had attended the Truth Tabernacle Church in years past.
         Betty is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ronnie Neal of New Castle; son, Michael (companion, Tammy Gibson) Smith of New Castle, son, Charles Smith of New Castle, Daughter, Betty Sue Sidwell of New Castle, Daughter, Nanny Smith of New Castle, Daughter-in-law, Pamela Smith of New Castle; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother; James (wife-Shirley) Covey of Albany, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Smith (2005).
         Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 18th, 2015 at the  Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel, with Rev. Joe Perry officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Stephen A. Hacker is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Lee York
         Daniel Lee York, II, age 37, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday evening, January 10th, 2015.
         He was born June 10th, 1977 in New Castle, and was a son of Daniel Lee and Sheila L. (Fultz) York.
         He owned and operated North American Muffler in Anderson, Indiana for the past 18 years.  He was a member of the Shriners of Lexington, Kentucky.
         In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Daphne Edell York; six sisters, Sheri L. York, Laurie (husband, Ray) Adkins Elissa Vasalakis, Lanie (husband, Tony) Zurawski, Katie N. York and Abigail York; grandparents, Bill and Louise Fultz; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive.
         He was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert and Wanda York.
Marilyn S. (Graham) Dunn
         Marilyn S. Graham Dunn, 79, of New Castle passed away Friday morning, January 9th, 2015 at Heritage House of New Castle following an extended illness.
         She was born November 7, 1935 in New Castle, Indiana and was a daughter of the late William M. and Goldie (Heck) Graham.
         After graduating high school she went on to New Castle Business College, graduating in 1953.  She retired in 1986 from Perfect Circle Division of Dana Corporation in Hagerstown after 33 year of service.
         She is survived by siblings, Wayne D. (wife, Violet) Graham and Robert S. (wife, Diana) Graham, Brenda J. (husband, James) Williams, sister-in-law, Vickie Graham, all of New Castle.
         She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, Wayne Jr. (wife, Hollie) Graham, Melissa (husband, Ryan) Huckeby, Heather Graham, Brian Graham, Matthew Graham, Jason Williams, Brad (wife, Christie) Graham, Melanie (husband, Jeff) Middlesworth, John Graham; several great nieces and great nephews.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Dunn in 1988; two brothers, Carl Edward Graham in 2011 and William P. Graham; sister, Mila J. Graham.
         Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Monday, January 13th, 2015 at Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel with Rev. Roger Prince officiating.  Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens.  Friends may call 12 noon until time of services on Monday







Trimble W. Felix, Jr
         Trimble W. Felix, Jr, age 58 of New Castle passed away unexpectedly in his home Thursday evening, December 18th, 2014.
         He was born January 23rd, 1956 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Trimble Felix Sr., and Margie Ellen (Goble) Felix.
        He had worked for Tech Castings (formerly Metals Technology) in Shirley for 25 years where he served as plant manager.
         He is survived by three children, Randi (companion, Dan Ball) Howlett of New Castle, Laffanene (Willy) Paull of Lewisville, Matt (companion, Sommer Koontz) Felix of New Castle; seven grandchildren; one brother, Fred Felix of Mt. Summit; several nieces, nephews and cousins; first wife, Teresa (Miller) Felix of New Castle also survives.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Keith E. Felix in 1993 and by his father, Trimble Felix, Sr. in 1984 and his mother, Margie Ellen (Goble) Felix in 1991.
         Funeral services will be held 1:00p.m., Saturday, December 27th at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Arthur Whitaker officiating.  Friends may call 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Saturday before services.
Donald Lee Sexton
         Donald Lee Sexton, age 52 of New Castle passed away unexpectedly in his home Friday morning, December 5th, 2014.
         He was born September 13th, 1962 in Clinton, Tenn. and is a son of Mary Rose (Wright) Sexton of New Castle and the late Audney Sexton (1982).
         He had worked a few years ago at the pallet factory in New Castle for a short time but had been disabled the last several years of his life.  He had served in the U.S. National Guard.
         Donald had attended the First Bible Freewill Baptist Church in New Castle. He was a very caring person and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He however, was a loner type person and stayed to himself most of the time.
         He is survived by; one daughter, Jessica Dawn Sexton of New Castle; his mother, Mary Rose (Wright) Sexton of New Castle; three grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara and Elizabeth Sexton both of New Castle; three brothers, Bill (wife- Joella) Sexton,  Steve Sexton, Michael Sexton all of New Castle: several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive
         In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Wayne Sexton on July 28th, 2009.
         Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.






Donald Lee Eaton
         Donald Lee Eaton, age 69 of New Castle passed away in his home Thursday evening, November 20, 2014 following an extended illness.
         He was born December 31, 1944 in Monticello, Kentucky and was a son of the late Willard and Bonnie (Morris) Eaton.
         He retired in 2001 from Chrysler Corporation after 33 years of service.  He enjoyed whittling, gardening, bird watching, collecting guns, tinkering around and fixing things.
         He is survived by; five children, Donald Eaton, Jr., of Kokomo, Indiana, Tim Eaton of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Kenny Eaton of Nappanee, Indiana, Chris Eaton of New Castle, Indiana and Aimee Eaton of Cridersville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis (Gary) Troxell of Mooreland, Indiana and Carolyn (Fred) Groce of Kennard, Indiana; his companion, Theresa Agee of New Castle; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Eaton in 1968.
         Funeral Services will be Tuesday November 25th at 1:00 p.m. Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at Hacker-Main and Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel, New Castle, Indiana with  Reverend Tony Piper officiating.  Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery.







Glenna Mae Kolodziej
         Glenna Mae Kolodziej, age 95, of New Castle passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
         She was born December 23rd,1918 in New Castle, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Charles and Lora (Rinehart) Young.
         She was a past employee of Dana Corporation, Marsh Supermarkets, and New Castle School Corporation. Glenna was a life member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
         She is survived by two daughters, Sarah (husband-Paul) Rihm of Cincinnati, Ohio and Marietta Kolodziej (friend-Rodney Kennedy) of Middletown,IN.; Three grandchildren, Justin Kolodziej of New Castle, Laura Rihm of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mitchell Stegner of Middletown, IN.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mitchell Kolodziej August 20th, 1988; five brothers, David, Albert, Joeseph, Virgil, and Sherman Young; one sister, Sarah Smith.
         Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday November 3rd,2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, New Castle Broad Street Chapel. Pastor Roby Wood officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Hills Memory Garden. Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or to the New Castle-Henry County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.








Jimmy K. Denney
         Jimmy K. Denney, 60, a resident of Heritage House of New Castle and formerly of Heritage House of Richmond passed away Monday, October 27th, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.
         He was born December 28th, 1953 in New Castle, Indiana and was a son of the late Paul Denney (1982) and Mell (Dishman) Denney (1977).
         He had been a farm hand and also a saw mill worker at Van Meter Wood Products in Westwood.  He had attended Faith United Baptist Church in New Castle.  He also enjoyed music, playing cards, and bingo.
         He is survived by two sisters, Kathy (Phil) Conley of New Lisbon, Betty (Richard) Harry of Mooreland; four brothers, Jeffrey Denney of New Castle, Johnny (Shirley) Denney of Mooreland, Bobby (Donna) Denney of Florida and Paul, Jr. (Tracy) Denney of South Carolina.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda Rains and Debbie Denney; two brothers, Mike and Bruce Denney.
         Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm Saturday at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home with Kyle Young officiating.  Friends may call 12:00noon until time of services Saturday.  Private Burial will be held in Batson Cemetery at later date.








Layfaette Eugene “Lafe” Littleton
         Layfaette Eugene “Lafe” Littleton, 82 of Shirley, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
         He was born June 12, 1932 in Morehead, Kentucky and was the son of Leslie M and Louie M. (Hamm) Littleton.
         He retired from Hyponex in Noblesville and worked as a farmer for Nixon Farms. He attended the Grant City Wesleyan Church for many years.  Grandpa enjoyed spending time with his friends, family and many grandchildren.  He also enjoyed gardening, flowers and fishing.
         He is survived by three grandson’s – Gene (Tammi) Hamby, Chuck (Rachel) Hamby, Tim Hamby; great-grandchildren – Mandy (Rob) Weaver, David Logsdon, Ashley Logsdon, Jessica (Shaun) Wilkinson, Matthew (Alicia) Logsdon, Stuart Hamby, Spencer Hamby, Mecallah Hamby, Austin Hamby; great-great-grandchildren, Carter Weaver, Jared Weaver, Jade Clark, Shelby Groves, Destiny Burcham, Zoey Wilkinson, Xavier Wilkinson, Kelsey Logsdon, Landon Logsdon, Dakota Pierce, Ryan Logsdon, and Colsen Weaver.  He is also survived by nine siblings.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda June Littleton in 2003; two step-daughters, Diana K. Kidd, and Juanita Lutes; and eight siblings.
         Services will be held 12:00 noon, Monday, October 20th, at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 E. Broad St., New Castle with Pastor Bill Palmer officiating.  Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 before services.  Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, IN.








Connie Brinson
         Connie Brinson, 65, of New Castle passed away Tuesday morning, September 16th, 2014 at the Rosewalk Village Nursing Facility in Lafayette, Indiana following an extended illness.
         She was born August 1st, 1949 in New Castle and was a daughter of James and Doris (Poore) Branscum.
         She owned and operated Connie’s Dairy Freeze in New Castle for several years and was a member of Open Arms Church in New Castle.
         Connie was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend. She will be fondly remembered, and greatly missed.
         She is survived by her parents, James and Doris (Poore) Branscum of New Castle; two sons, Kevin (wife-Julie) Brinson of Valparasio, and Bryan (wife-Eloise) Brinson of Lafayette; and five grandchildren, Zoe Brinson, Connor Brinson, Joshua Brinson, Jaymes Brinson, and Olivia Brinson.
         She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Brinson in 1976; and a son, Chris Michael Brinson in 1977.
         Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Reverend Gene Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Pamela Ann Hurley
         Pamela Ann Hurley, 62, of New Castle passed away Thursday evening, September 11th, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.
         She was born August 4th, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was a daughter of the late Ralph and Marjorie (Sanders) Trimmer.
         She was a homemaker most of her life and retired as a custodian from LaPorte High School. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.
         She is survived by one son, Brian Hurley (girlfriend-Cary Scheiderer) of Washington D.C.; one sister, Cynthia Yeager of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother, Jeffrey (wife-Diane) Trimmer of Denver, Colorado; one niece, Sheri (husband-Tom) Barger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and two aunts, Gayle Levkoff and Loretta Funk, both of York, Pennsylvania.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. Hurley in 2010, whom she met in 1971 while he was stationed with the U.S. Army in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
         A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at the Sugar Grove Methodist Church with Reverend Mark Parkinson officiating.
         Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Henry County Animal Shelter with envelopes available at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes
Betty R. Estes
         Betty R. Estes, 88, of New Castle passed away Friday evening, August 22nd, 2014 at her daughter’s residence in Oakville, Indiana following an extended illness.
         She was born May 31st, 1926 in Owensburg, Indiana and was a daughter of the late Noah and Ruby M. (Hudson) George.
         She worked at the New Castle Chrysler Corporation for 10 years and also worked at the Jacwil Casket Company in Knightstown during the 70’s. She was a member of the Turning Point Life Center in New Castle and was a devoted mom, grandma, and great-grandma.
         She is survived by two daughters, Laura (husband-Reverend Mike) Perdue of Oakville, Indiana, and Linda (husband-Don) Loveless of New Castle; five grandchildren, Autumn Arthur of Indianapolis, Reverend Matthew (wife-Maren) Perdue of New Castle, Reverend Adam (wife-Ashley) Perdue of Muncie, April Arnett of New Castle, and Amber (husband-Chris) Dishman of New Castle; and eight great-grandchildren, Devin Soloman, Alexis Arnett, Isabelle Perdue, Chloe Dishman, Parker Perdue, Noah Perdue, Landon Perdue, and Gavin Perdue. She is also expecting her ninth great-grandchild in December.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant grandson.
         Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at the Turning Point Life Center located at 2263 Indiana Avenue, New Castle, Indiana 47362 with Reverend Matthew Perdue, Reverend Adam Perdue, and Reverend Mike Perdue officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, August 26th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel and an hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Linda Faye Denney
         Linda Faye Denney, 67, of Mooreland passed away Wednesday morning, August 20th, 2014 at her residence following an extended battle with cancer.
         She was born November 14th, 1946 in Washington, Indiana and was a daughter of Carl and Mary (Belcher) Emmons.
         She attended Sulphur Springs High School and in later years she attended the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church. She loved spending time with her family and pets, doing crossword puzzles, and listening to music by Keith Urban and Celtic Thunder.
         She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Roger Denney of Mooreland; one son, Mike Denney of Mooreland; two daughters, Melissa (husband-Jeff) Campbell, and Megan Denney of Mooreland; two granddaughters, Allena and Tori Campbell of Mooreland; her mother, Mary Emmons of New Castle; two sisters, Norma (husband-Rodger) McGaughy of Greenfield, and Darlene (husband-Bob) Shelton of Modesto, California; two brothers, John and Alan Emmons of New Castle; a sister-in-law, Anita Emmons of New Castle; and a brother-in-law, Larry (wife-Sara) Denney of Mooreland. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
         In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Joseph Emmons; two nephews, Jason and Jamie McGaughy; her father and mother-in-law, Elmer and Donna Denney; and a grandchild.
         Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel with Pastor Jerry Bowlin of the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mooreland Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening, August 22nd, 2014 and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
         Memorial contributions may be made to the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Edith A. Flaherty
         Edith A. Flaherty, 87, of Muncie, passed away Thursday evening, July 31st, 2014 at the Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center and Suites in New Castle following an extended illness.
         She was born October 5th, 1926 in West Plains, Missouri and was a daughter of the late Harvey and Carrie (Liniger) Brotherton.
         Edith was a cosmetician with Haag Drugstore in Muncie from 1965-1994 and was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Muncie.
         She is survived by two sons, Richard (wife-Cheryl) Flaherty of Mt. Summit, and Gerald H. Flaherty of Indianapolis; two daughters, Sharon Kay (husband-David) Davis of San Diego, California, and Carolyn S. (husband-Steve) Johnson of Muncie; one sister, Betty (husband-Tom) Warrington of Heath, Ohio; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald E. Flaherty, in 1980.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Wade Allen of the Muncie First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Della Fay Christine
         Della Fay (Dishman) Christine, age 72, of New Castle, passed away Saturday evening, July 26th, 2014 at the Spring Mill Meadows nursing facility in Indianapolis.
         She was born April 11th, 1942 in New Castle and was a daughter of the late Earnest and Lora Mae (Edwards) Dishman.
         She had been a Certified Nursing Assistant for over 20 years serving several New Castle nursing homes. She enjoyed family camping at Spring Valley Campground, was an avid reader and lived her life for her grandbabies.
         Della Fay is survived by her husband of 30 years, Timothy Christine ; two daughters; Lora (Stover) Blankenship (companion-Toni Segarra) and Lisa (Stover) Robertson both of New Castle; seven grandchildren including, Dylan, Bryanna, Dallas, Madison, Mandy, Harold, and Robert; six brothers, Ray (wife-Silvia) Dishman of New Castle, Kenneth Dishman of Indianapolis, Don (wife-Mary Ann) Dishman of New Castle, Dallas (wife-Barbara) Dishman of Mays, Indiana, Robert (wife-Marsha) Dishman of Muncie, and Tom (wife- Jami) Dishman of Indianapolis; one sister, Anna (Husband- Jeffry) McCrobie of New Castle; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Eugene Stover in 2004.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Reverend Ken Durham officiating . Burial will follow in the Chicago Corner Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Georgia Violet Nead
         Georgia Violet Nead, 92, of Indianapolis, and formerly a retired school teacher in New Castle, passed away Tuesday evening, July 15th, 2014 at the West Minister Village North in Indianapolis.
         She was born September 23rd, 1921 in New Castle and was a daughter of the late John L. and Gertrude (Smith) Neal Sr.
         She was a school teacher for eleven years in New Jersey and taught in the New Castle School Corporation for twenty-nine years until she retired in 1984. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Muncie and a past member of the St. Anne Catholic Church in New Castle.
         She is survived by one sister, Mary Neal Gray of Indianapolis; one brother, Sherman H. Neal of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Nead, who passed away in 2010; a son, John J. Nead II, who passed away in 1964; a grandson, John J. Nead III, who passed away in 2013; two sisters, Vesta Hughes, and Daisy Neal Rice; and three brothers, John L. Neal Jr, Harold G. Neal, and James Lloyd Neal.
         Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Deacon Russ Woodard of the St. Anne Catholic officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Anne Catholic Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
Ronald Miller
         Ronald Miller, 70 years old, of Mooreland passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 7th, 2014 at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness.
         He was born August 1st, 1943 in Mooreland and was a son of the late George and Ruth (Manifold) Miller.
         Ron was a graduate of Mooreland High School where he excelled at basketball and track. He attended the University of Iowa and while he was engaged in farming most of his life, he was also employed by Public Service, Warner Gear, and Moorman’s Feed Company.
         He will be sadly missed by his children, Ronda (husband-Dan) Fox and Michael (wife-Krista) Miller of New Castle, and Alexis (husband-Anthony) DiMasi of Port St. Lucie, Florida; his loving companion for the past 14 years, Louise Current, and her daughter, Shellie (husband-Jason) Stocksdale; a sister, Linda (husband-Ron) Frame of Mooreland; a brother, Eric (wife-Martha) Miller of Mooreland; grandchildren, Katie (husband-Nathan) Bennett, Blake Miller, Shawn Linville, Bryce Miller, and Brett Hawkins. He is also survived by many nieces, cousins, close friends, good neighbors, and MHS classmates.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a cousin, Richard Knowles; and a life-long friend and fellow farmer, Bill Snodgrass.
        The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Ball Memorial Hospital and Gentiva Health Care who were so attentive, encouraging, and respectful in their care for him these last many months.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel with Reverend Tom Current officiating. Burial will follow in the Mooreland Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Sunday.
         In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blue River Valley Future Farmers of America or to the Mooreland Volunteer Fire Department in care of Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Frank Smith
         Frank Smith, age 63, of New Castle passed away Sunday evening, July 6th, 2014 following an extended illness.
         He was born March 19th, 1951 in New Castle and was the son of the late Arthur and Louise (Vanderpool) Smith.
         Frank owned and operated Frank Smith Tree Service in New Castle for many years. He was a member of the New Castle American Legion Post #137 and the Loyal Order of Moose.
         He is survived by a daughter, Tonya Talavera of New Castle; three grandsons, Brandon and Austin Talavera, and Mark Lee Smith; one granddaughter, Caitlynn Talavera, all of New Castle; one brother, Donald (wife-Gertie) Smith of Linden, Indiana; one sister, Mary (husband-Ron) Hedrick of Van Nuys, California; several nieces and nephews, including a close nephew, William Henry Smith III of New Castle. He is also survived by his ex-wife Lynda Smith of New Castle.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Frank Smith Jr.
         Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 11th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street in New Castle with Dr. David L. Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

James L. Creigmile
         James L. Creigmile, 65, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness.
         He was born August 6th, 1948 in Richmond, Indiana and was a son of the late James Creigmile Sr. and Helen Hinshaw.
         He retired from the New Castle Chrysler Corporation after several years of service.
         He is survived by one brother, Joe Summers of Portland; one sister, Barbara Phillips of Tacoma, Washington; a distant son and daughter; and several nieces and nephews.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Cecil Marlene Heath Hinshaw, Susie Springer, and Mary Lou Mongold; and a brother Mike Burris.
         There is no public visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel.
James F. Criswell
         James F. Criswell, 85, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, June 18th, 2014 at the Henry County Hospital.
         He was born December 25th, 1928 in Monticello, Kentucky and was a son of the late Garnett and Edith (Booth) Criswell.
         He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years, having served as a staff sergeant during Korea, and Vietnam. He also worked at the New Castle Chrysler Corporation and enjoyed working with cars. He was a member of the Hagerstown American Legion Post 333.
         He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen (Cross) Criswell of New Castle; four daughters, Carolyn (husband-Bud) Yoder of Kennard, Susan Savage of Fishers, Indiana, Lori Wright of Indianapolis, and Rachel (husband-Chad) Sheridan of Encinitas, California; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Loma Criswell of New Castle; and a brother-in-law, Carl Burke of New Castle. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Criswell; and one sister, Helen Burke.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Bob Schon of Temple Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Hagerstown American Legion post 333. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Richard L. Rising
         Richard L. Rising, 64, of Muncie and formerly of New Castle passed away Friday morning, June 13th, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.
         He was born June 18th, 1949 in New Castle and was a son of the late Joseph Gerald and Mary Esther (Miller) Rising.
         He retired in 2001 from the New Castle Chrysler Corporation after 33 years of service and was also a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
         He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Virginia “Ginny” (Goble) Rising of Muncie, whom he married March 18th, 1972; one daughter, Stephanie (husband-Paul) Shaffer of Muncie; two grandchildren, Timothy and Rebekah Shaffer of Muncie; two sisters, Carolyne Davis of Brookville, Indiana, and Elizabeth Couch of Orlando, Florida; and one brother, Gerald (wife-Brenda) Rising of New Castle. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lou Lodge.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel with Father Paul Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Summit Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m-8 p.m. Monday, June 16th, 2014 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
         Memorial contributions may be made to I.U. Ball Hospital Hospice or the Little Red Door with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Harry E. "Butch" Dunsmore
         Harry E. “Butch” Dunsmore, 68, of New Castle passed away Wednesday evening, June 4th, 2014 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
         He was born March 9th, 1946 in Parker City, Indiana and was a son of the late Harold and Mildred (Miller) Dunsmore.
         He worked at the Ontario Corporation in Muncie until being disabled after several years of service.
         Butch served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam era and was a member of the N.R.A. He had attended the Grand Avenue Baptist Church. He enjoyed car shows, guns, and spending time with his wife and family.
         He is survived by his wife, Lorene (Guffey) Dunsmore of New Castle; four brothers, Gerald (wife-Jackie) Dunsmore of Muncie, Harold (wife-Evelyn) Dunsmore of Muncie, Tom Dunsmore of California, and David Dunsmore of Muncie; two sisters, Cindy Elmono of Texas, and Nancy Fenny of Muncie; four step-children, Gwen (husband-Joe) Anderson of New Castle, Cindy Downs (companion-Frank Willis) of New Castle, Rodney Smith of Decatur, Indiana, and Kimberly Smith (companion-Brian Greenwell) of Mooreland, Indiana. Several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren also survive.
         In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda; and a brother, Roger.
         Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Adam Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 137 before the service. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
         Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Mr. Dunsmore with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Sherry L. Lawson
         Sherry L. Lawson, 48, of New Castle passed away Thursday morning, May 15th, 2014 at her residence following a battle with cancer.
         She was born July 28th, 1966 in New Castle and was a daughter of the late Roy Clyde and Josie (Terry) Lawson.
         Ms. Lawson attended Victory Full Gospel Church in New Castle, and enjoyed reading and publishing poetry. She also enjoyed art work and spending time with her family and friends and her puppies.
         She is survived by four brothers, Roy L. (wife-Eva) Lawson, James Lawson, Rick (wife-Debbie) Lawson, and Stephen Lawson, all of New Castle; four sisters, Dorothy Guinn, Elizabeth Vanderpool, Lucy Lawson, and Judy Lawson, also all of New Castle; a special aunt, Zora (husband-Joe) Gaskins of Indianapolis; and her best friend, Vicky Himes of New Castle. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Helen Hicks; and three brothers, Harold Lawson, Sammy Lawson, and Paul M. Lawson.
         Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Pastor Paul Lawson officiating. Friends and family may call from 12 p.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.


Saundra K. Beaty
         Saundra K. (Sheppard) Beaty, 76, of Winchester and formerly of New Castle, passed away Wednesday evening, May 14th, 2014 at the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital in Winchester.
         She was born April 9th, 1938 in New Castle and was a daughter of the late Fred and Treva (Wright) Sheppard.
         She owned and operated the Sports Depot in New Castle from 1991-1994 and had also worked at the Town Tavern. She was also a past member of the Calvary Baptist Church in New Castle.
         She is survived by three daughters, Terri Kim (husband-William) Bailey or Mooreland, Kelli Dawn (husband-Clyde) Barger of New Castle, and Kandi Michele Henderson of New Castle; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Michael Bruce Sheppard of New Castle; two nieces, Shannon Upchurch, and Emily Broyles; and her dog, India.
         She was preceded in death by her parents.
         A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kathy Ann Griffin
         Kathy Ann (Neel) Griffin, 62, of Springport passed away Friday morning, April 25th, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

         She was born November 12th, 1951 in New Castle, and was a daughter of the late Carl D. Neel and Lenora (Disbro) Sells.

         She was a 1970 graduate of North Putnam High School. A homemaker most of her life, she also worked in the Blue River school cafeteria from 2008-2012, and had also worked at the Village Pantry at 25th & Grand Avenue for several years. She has been affiliated with Freedom Baptist Church on U.S. 38, east of New Castle.

         She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Joe Griffin, of Springport; two daughters, Dawn (husband-Matt) Osselaer of New Castle, and Stephanie (husband-Raul Martinez) Griffin of New Castle; six grandchildren, James Griffin, Edie Griffin, Palatin Griffin, whom she helped raise, and also Joseph Griffin, Michael Griffin, and Mya Martinez; three sisters, Diane Tulley of Pennsylvania, Connie (husband-Billy) Conner of New Castle, and Pat (husband-Myles) Ward of New Castle; and two brothers, Danny (wife-Judy) Neel of Coatsville, Indiana, and Larry Neel of Texas. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


         In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by one sister, Cheryl Bray.

         Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Rod Harmon officiating. Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Violet K. Felton
         Violet K. Felton, 94, of Mooreland went to be with the Lord late Thursday evening, April 17th, 2014 at the Hickory Creek at New Castle Nursing Home.
         She was born November 16th, 1919 in Wayne County and was the daughter of the late Walter A. and Edyth M. (Howard) Strickler.
         She was a member of the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church for over 70 years where she taught Sunday school and also served as the church janitor for many years. She was active in the Good News Club, a Child Evangelism Fellowship. She enjoyed gardening, making quilts at church, and Update Learning through High Street Methodist Church in Muncie.
         She is survived by her children, Judith (husband-Donald) Harris of Losantville, Leslie (wife-Pat) Felton of Elkhart, Douglas Felton of Madison, AL, Anita Hillman of New Castle and Mary (husband-Mark) Hale of Losantville; 13 grandchildren, Valerie (husband-Philip) McKeachie of St. Johns, MI, Joe Harris of Selma, Ellen (husband-Michael) Lindsey of Ft. Wayne, William (wife-Val) Harris of Plymouth, IN, Leslie A. (wife-Bridgette) Felton of Kokomo, Aaron (wife-Freda) Felton of Junction City, KS, Harold “Ike” Felton of Kokomo, Matthew Hillman of Springport, Joshua Hillman of Springport, Leah Hillman of Chicago, Ethan Hillman of Anderson, Daniel Hale of Ft. Wayne and Rebekah Hale of Indianapolis; 23 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Sally Brumback of Muncie, Madge (husband-Emerson) Ellcessor of Muncie, and Phyllis (husband-Paul) Ellcessor of Muncie, a sister-in-law, Rachael Felton of Muncie; and a brother-in-law, Merrill (wife-Joan) Felton of Muncie. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
         In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Felton, who passed away December 12th, 2011; one daughter, Karen Lester; four sisters; and one brother.
         Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church with Daniel Lacy officiating. Burial will follow in the Blountsville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 21st, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel located midway between Mooreland and Mt. Summit on U.S. Highway 36 and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
         Memorial contributions may be made to the O.M.S. (One Mission Society) or the Blountsville Congregational Christian Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.
William Wayne "Bill" Prince
               William Wayne “Bill” Prince, 41, of New Castle passed away Sunday morning, March 23rd, 2014 at the I.U. Ball Hospital in Muncie following a brief illness.

               He was born August 3rd, 1972 in New Castle and was the son of Terry Prince of New Castle and Kathy Burris of Alpha, Kentucky.

               He was a printer at Community Printing in New Castle for many years and currently worked at Highway Liquor Stores. He also worked at the New Castle Moose.

               Bill had attended Ball State University and was a former member of the New Castle Loyal Order of Moose.

               In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Billie Crabtree of New Castle; paternal grandmother, Geneva Prince of New Castle; his godfather, Johnny Reno of New Castle; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

               He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Roy Prince; an uncle, Richard Prince; and maternal grandparents, Lillian and Willie Burris.

               Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
Pauline L. McConnell
            Pauline L. McConnell, 108, of Mount Summit, Indiana passed away Monday afternoon, March 17th, 2014.
            She was born October 8th, 1905 in Pike Township, Jay County, Indiana and was a daughter of the late Frank W. and Clara (Stump) Hummel.
            She worked at the Mount Summit Grocery until she retired in 1976. She was a member of the Mount Summit Christian Church, the Harvester Sunday School Class, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Hospital Guild.
            Pauline graduated in 1922 from Jefferson High School and had attended the Muncie Normal Teacher’s College.
            She is survived by one daughter, Ruth Ann (husband-Kris) Livezey of New Castle; one son, Thomas E. (wife-Juanita) McConnell of Muncie; three grandchildren, Rick (wife-Kristy) Kelly of Muncie, John (wife-Marcia) Kelly of Muncie, and Kelly Livezey (husband-Robert Sweeny) of Alexandria, Virginia; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. McConnell in 1993; nine brothers; one sister; and one grandson.
            Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel in New Castle. Burial will follow at the Mount Summit Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
            Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Summit Christian Church in Mount Summit with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Ruth Pauline (Johnson) Neal
                Ruth Pauline (Johnson) Neal, 64, of New Castle passed away Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at her home following an extended illness.
                She was born January 18th, 1950 in Albany, Kentucky and was a daughter of the late Willard and Nadine (Tuggle) Johnson.
                She had attended the Heritage Apostolic Church in Muncie, Indiana and was a past member of the New Castle Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary.
                She is survived by one son, Terry (wife-Carmen) Neal of New Castle; one daughter, Sandy (husband-Troy) Crabtree of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren, Heather, Jennifer, and Courtney; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lyle (wife-Rhonda) Johnson of New Castle, Mike Johnson of New Castle, and Russell (wife-Mary) Perdue; two sisters, Marsha Patton of New Castle, and Bonnie Maxine Maloyed of New Castle; two special friends, Vicki York of New Castle, and Larry Mikels of Spiceland; and her special dog, Gizmo. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
                 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one nephew, Allen Maloyed; and one niece, Lisa Perdue.
                 Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Pastor Matt Perdue of Turning Point Life Center in New Castle officiating. Burial will follow at South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition. Friends and family may call Friday evening, March 14th, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donnis D. Pritchett
         Donnis D. Pritchett, 83, of Speedway, Indiana passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
         She was born April 10th, 1930 in Brooklyn, Indiana  and was a daughter of the late Francis and Edith Kevern.
         She worked at Diamond Chain in Indianapolis and retired from there after 32 years of service.          She is survived by one daughter, April Little of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Kevern (wife-Crystal) Pritchett, Jacob (wife-Jacqueline) Cline, Brittany (husband-Darrell) Cole, Kevin (wife-Rachel) Cline, and Andrew (wife-Chassidy) Cline; and five great-grandchildren.
          In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by two sons; and one brother.
          Friends and family may call from 3 p.m until 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lynhurst Neighborhood Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Services will be at 5 p.m with Doris Lake officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes in New Castle.






Brody Bivens

Brody Bivens, age 2, of New Castle, and formerly of Phoenix, Arizona passed away Friday evening, February 28th, 2014 at his residence in Freemont, Ohio following an extended illness.

            He was born December 2nd, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona to Abby Chriswell and Eddie Bivens Jr.

            In addition to his parents; he is survived by one brother, Brice Bivens of New Castle, and formerly of Phoenix, Arizona; maternal grandparents, Steve (wife-Donna) Chriswell of Phoenix, Arizona; paternal grandmother, Bertha Ruiz of Phoenix, Arizona; maternal great-grandparents, Phillip and Ruth Davis of New Castle; paternal great-grandfather, Max Roque of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmother, Paula Roque; one cousin, Adriano Alvarez; maternal grandmother, Vicki Chriswell; maternal great-grandfather, Clyde Chriswell; maternal great-grandmother, Shirley Prosser; a great aunt, Margie Chriswell; and cousins, Cory Kirby, and Jaxten Julian.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Jim Becker of Four Square Gospel in New Castle officiating. Friends and family may call from 12 p.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Brenda Kay Lawson
Brenda Kay Lawson, 53, of New Castle passed away late Friday evening, February 14th, 2014 at her residence following a brief illness.

                She was born August 10th, 1960 in New Castle and was the daughter of William and Carol (Ballenger) Orcutt.

                She was a homemaker most of her life, and had worked at Brooks Cannery in Mount Summit from 1984 until 1990.

                She is survived by her husband, Stephen Lawson of New Castle; one daughter, Amber (Abbott) (husband-Aaron) Knapp of New Castle; one son, Gary (companion-Abbi Lough) Abbott of Losantville; three step-children, Andy Williams of Farmland, Jessica and Kevin Lawson of New Castle; her parents, William “Tiny” and Carol (Ballenger) Orcutt of New Castle; eight grandchildren, Alexa Knapp, Allison Knapp, Marissa Williams, Alyssa Williams, Austin Abbott, Kami and Madi Hover, and Jacob Abbott, whom she and Stephen are raising;  one brother, William Jr. “Bill” (wife-Tammy) Orcutt of New Castle; and one sister, Connie (Orcutt) (husband-Tony) Terry of New Castle.

                She was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Orcutt.

                Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel with Pastor Paul Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition in New Castle. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Boyd L. Boles
Boyd L. Boles, 48, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday evening, February 5th, 2014 at his residence.

                He was born December 2nd, 1965 in Scott County, Tennessee and was the son of the late Cletus and Magaline (Smith) Boles.

                He was a laborer at Hartco Flooring in Oneida, Tennessee and had also worked at Purity Dairy in Nashville, Tennessee.

                He is survived by one daughter, Miranda (husband-Lacy) Wilson of Anderson County, Tennessee; one son, Stephen (wife-Jessica) Boles of Liberty, Kentucky; one granddaughter, Karaleigh Wilson; one sister, Mary Newport of Oneida, Tennessee; a special friend, Mark Braden; a nephew, Ronald Stevens; and one great nephew, Jeremiah Stephens. Several other nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

                In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by two brothers; and one sister.

                Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 10th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle
Hazel Back Shaffer
Hazel Back Shaffer, 89, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly late Wednesday morning, January 29th, 2014 at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle.

                She was born March 18th, 1924 in Monticello, Kentucky  and was a daughter of the late James R. and Effie (Shearer) Duncan.

                Hazel graduated from Wayne County High School in Wayne County, Kentucky and had also attended Eastern Kentucky State Teacher’s College in Richmond, Kentucky. She has lived in New Castle since 1949 and was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and also a member of AARP. She was a UAW retiree and was involved in many bowling leagues at the Rose Bowl.

                She is survived by one son, David D. (wife-Nancy) Back of Louisville, Kentucky; two daughters, Brenda (husband-Jerry) Poore of Lewisville, and Marilyn (husband-Don) Cross of New Castle; two step-sons, Steve (wife-Darlene) Shaffer of Salt Springs, Florida, and Scott (wife-Nena) Shaffer of New Castle; two step-daughters, Sally (Shaffer) Hardwick of New Castle, and Sandra (husband-John) Hayes of Bradenton, Florida; two grandsons, Jerry Poore II, and Heath Back; four granddaughters, Theresa Habzansky, Michelle Medlin, Heather Dollar, and Holly Kelley; 15 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Back on January 25th, 1986; her second husband, Lloyd Shaffer on December 3rd, 2013; two sisters, Violet Duncan Moore, and Jean Elam; and one brother, John R. Duncan.

                Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Phil Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Emma Nichole Evans
Emma Nichole Evans, infant daughter of Ricky and Christina (Love) Evans of Anderson, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 28th, 2014 at the St. Vincent’s Women Hospital in Indianapolis.

                She was born Monday afternoon, January 27th, 2014 in Indianapolis.

                In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Jacob Nathaniel Evans and Noah Matthew Evans; one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Evans, all of Anderson; paternal grandparents, Reverend Rick and Debra Evans of New Castle; paternal great-grandparents, Reverend Elwood and Mildred Evans of New Castle; maternal great-grandparents, Dave and Billie Love of Wilkinson, Indiana. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

                Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Rick Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson, Indiana. Friends and family may call from noon until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.
Nova E. Smith
Nova E. Smith, age 84, of New Castle passed away Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 at the Heritage House of New Castle following an extended illness.

She was born July 15th, 1929 in Overton County, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Sidney and Bonzie (Reynolds) Cantrell.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Livingston, Tennessee and had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in New Castle.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda (husband-Paul) Martin of Lake Placid, Florida; two sons, Jerry Smith of New Castle, and Roy Smith of Anderson; one daughter-in-law, Lorrie Sutter of Tuscan, Arizona; five grandchildren, Wesley Smith, Noah Smith, Ronnie McIntosh, Bobby McIntosh, and Neely (husband-Marvin) Druin; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Cody, and Brian; two sisters, Ruby Deck of Livingston, Tennessee, and Delzie Koger; and one brother, James Cantrell of Cooksville, Tennessee. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clevis Smith on July 18th, 2003; one son, Clayton Smith in 2001; one sister, Lillian Cantrell; and one daughter-in-law, Cheryl Smith.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, January 27th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Paul Davis officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition. Friends and family may call from noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home.


Martha Joyce Parker
Martha Joyce Parker, age 85, of Mooreland, Indiana, passed away Sunday Jan. 19, 2014 at Parker Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parker City.

                She was born Feb. 9, 1928 in New Castle, and was the daughter of the late Harold and Berniece (Bookout) Houser.

                She retired from Ball State University where she worked in the graduate school for 10 years, and was also a lifetime farmer in the Mooreland area. She was a member of Blountsville Christian Church.

                Joyce was a master gardener, and enjoyed her flowers. She and her husband owned and operated a fertilizer company in Mooreland in the 1960's and 70's.

                She is survived by two sons, Gary (wife-Angela) Parker of Noblesville, and Jeff (wife-Brenda) Parker of Losantville; six grandchildren, Shannon Parker of Greenfield, Tasha Parker of Ft. Wayne, Josh Parker of Losantville, Tawni Partin and Bethany Maciel of Noblesville, and Kylie Dinoso of Slidell, Louisiana; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

                In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Gene Parker on August 11, 1993; two brothers, Jerry and Herman Houser.

                Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday Jan. 23, 2014, at the Buck Creek Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Vernon Rodeffer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mooreland Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014, at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Blue River Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.


Carrie L. Compton
Carrie L. Compton, 54, of Muncie and formerly 0f New Castle and Blountsville passed away Wednesday morning January 8th, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

                She was born November 19th , 1959 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Jack Glen Meese and her mother is Bell (Denney) Meese of Muncie.

                Carrie was a LPN and served with the Heritage House Nursing Home in New Castle and Ball Hospital in Muncie until her disability the last seven years.

She was a homemaker and helped raise a large family with all her children , step children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed crafts and especially quilting.

                Carrie is survived by two sons, Amos (wife-Ashley) Huddleston of Muncie, Keegan Compton of Mooreland; six stepchildren she raised , Wendy (husband- Luke) Jeffries, Alicia (husband-Shane) Johnson, Joze Compton all of Mooreland, Angela Huddleston and Tracy Pallota both of Colorado, and Ryan Huddleston of Indianapolis; her mother, Bell (Denney) Meese of Muncie; several grandchildren; one sister, Leslie Meese of New Castle; one brother, Mark (Teresa) Meese of Blountsville. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive including a very close nephew , Nathan Barnett.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother Ted in 2012

                Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, January 13th, 2014 at the Mooreland Cemetery. Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Bertram
Mary Magdelene (Ginter) Bertram, 82, of New Castle passed away Friday afternoon, January 3rd , 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

          She was born February 3rd, 1931 in Owingsville, Kentucky and is the daughter of the late Felix and Fannie (Thompson) Ginter, formerly of Bath County, Kentucky and was the oldest grandchild of the late Lee and Martha (Purvis) Thompson, also of Bath County.

          Mrs. Bertram has been a resident of New Castle since January 1st, of 1946.  She was a private duty domestic nurse and care giver for over 40 years in the New Castle area.  She was very active in the Democratic Party, where she held the position of Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 2 and 3 for 21 years and was well acquainted with all of the Democratic political figures during that time. Mrs. Bertram hosted campaign meetings many times in her home.  Mrs. Bertram also was a very

active charity worker.  She enjoyed piecing quilts, embroidering, collecting campaign buttons and posters, out of state license plates, working in her flower garden and visiting historic places. Mary also enjoyed Gospel, country and blue grass music and she loved to dance. She married the late Eadison Claydean “Dean” Bertram on February 9th, 1948.  They were married by the Justice of the Peace in Richmond.  Mr. Bertram preceded her in death in December of 2001.

          She is survived by three daughters, Kay Bertram, Kathy Davis and Beverly Murphy, all of New Castle; two sons, Bobby and Mike (wife-Vickie) Bertram of New Castle;  eight grandchildren, Amy (Companion-Willie Fischer) Brittian of  Jacksonville, Florida, John R.M. Davis, Christopher Davis, Joseph Bertram, Jennifer Bertram, Dara (husband-David) Upchurch, Bradley Bertram, and Brandon Murphy all of New Castle; eight great grandsons, Austin Eadison Lee Melton, Noah Ryan Dean Melton, Hunter Clayton Ray Melton, Caden David James Upchurch, Ryland Sawyer Charles Murphy, Zachary Brayden Fischer, Nicholas Bayou Fischer, and Isaac O’Brien Upchurch all of New Castle; two great-grand-daughters, Katelyn Ann Bertram (Mother-Susan Guffey), and Audrey Breann Upchurch of New Castle; a special friend, Mark (wife-Teresa) Allen of Alexandria, Pennsylvania.  She is also survived by her dog, Dakota, who is her best friend and protector.

          In addition to her husband, parents and grand parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, John A. Davis, who died February 9th, 2002.

          Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel with Pastor Steve Hickman officiating. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow  in South Mound Cemetery.


Maria Anna Fuller
Maria Anna Fuller, age 67, of New Castle and formerly of New York City passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at her residence.

                She was born August 7th, 1946 in Helden, Holland and was the daughter of the late Leonardus Hendrikus Hanssen and Johannes Maria (Sanders) Hanssen.

                Maria did mostly clerical work in New York City until she and her husband moved to New Castle.

                Maria is survived by her husband, William Fuller of New Castle; three brothers, one in Africa and two in Holland; and one sister in Holland.

                There is no public visitation and private services will be held by the family at a later date.

                Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home in New Castle is in charge of arrangements.


Vaughn M. Miller
Vaughn M. Miller, age 75, of Dardanelle, Arkansas and formerly of New Castle, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 11th, 2013 at his residence in Arkansas following an extended illness.

                He was born August 19th, 1938 in Salem, Indiana and was the son of the late Arthur Jason and Ruby Lucille (Hinds) Miller.

                Vaughn retired from ABB Westinghouse in Muncie where he served as a Transformer Tester. He was also a United States Air Force Veteran and had attended church at the New Castle Salvation Army.

                He is survived by his wife, Betty (Talley ) Miller of Dardanelle, Ark.; a daughter, Debra (husband-James) Dick of New Castle; two step-sons, Michael (wife-Mary) Knuckles, Ronnie (wife-Ruth) Knuckles; a step-daughter, Celeste (husband-David) McBroom all of Dardanelle, Ark.;  two grandsons, Brandon and Bradley (wife-Destiny)Wolfe of New Castle; two great- grandsons, Leland and Lukas Wolfe of New Castle; thirteen step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren all from Arkansas;  a sister, Sharon Kay Goble of Shelbyville, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

                In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Linda K. (Meese) Miller in 2007; a daughter, Teresa Ann Miller in 2005.                Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15th, 2013 at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home in New Castle with Shannon Benner officiating. Burial will follow at the Green Hills Memory Garden Cemetery west of New Castle. Military rites will be conducted by the New Castle American Legion Post and the V.F.W. Post at the funeral Home. Friends may call on Sunday from 12:00noon until service time at the funeral home.


Margaret L. Beeson, 90, of Hagerstown passed away early Wednesday morning December 4th, 2013 at Glen Oaks Nursing Home in New Castle following an extended illness.

 She was born January 9th, 1923 in Port Huron, Michigan and was the daughter of the late Cernyw and Etta (Doan) Jones.

 Margaret was a former employee of Perfect Circle Corporation of Hagerstown, and also was a Cadet Nurse in Oak Park, Illinois during WWII. She was last employed as manager of the Rockwell Credit Union in Texarkana, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, painting, as well as, playing the organ. She was a member of the Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene..

 She is survived by immediate family Sandy and Bobby Campbell of Hagerstown. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

 In addition to her parents; she is preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Beeson, whom she married August 25th, 1945, who passed away December 4th, 2006: three sisters Virginia Farmer, Ester Felty, & Joyce Boyd; two brothers, James Jones, & Robert Jones,  also several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8th, 2013 at the Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene in Hagerstown with the Rev. Robert Fannin officiating. Burial will follow at the Nettle Creek Friends Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 1pm until time of service at the church.

 Arrangements are being handled by Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home in New Castle. 


Mattie M. Lewis, 98, of Blountsville passed away early Saturday morning November 23rd, 2013 at Hickory Creek of New Castle following an extended illness.

 She was born August 20th, 1915 in Fleming County, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Elizabeth (Goodpaster) McKee.

 Mattie was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed spending time with her family and also enjoyed gardening and growing flowers.

 She is survived by one son, Jerome Lewis (companion-Anita Burns) of New Castle; a daughter-in-law, Linda Lewis of New Castle; 10 grandchildren including, Susan Melton of New Castle, Sheryl (husband-Bruce) Morrow of New Castle, Sheila (husband Rick) Imel of New Castle, Jeremy (wife Deborah) Lewis of Muncie, Dawn (husband David) Pyle of Gas City, Chris and Adam Lewis of New Castle, Angie Lewis (companion David Upchurch) of New Castle, Mandi (husband Alan) Sexton of Mt. Summit, and Jenny (husband Chad) Melton of New Castle; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

 In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Nathan Lewis, who passed away March 4th, 2002; a daughter, Theola Fields, who passed away in 2000; a son, Glen Lewis who passed away in 1989; three brothers, Jack, John and Perry McKee; four sisters, Agatha Pierce, Elizabeth Pickeral, Viola Moore and Maude Phiffs; and an infant great-granddaughter, Staci Lynn Morrow, who passed away in 1985.

 Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Blue River Chapel in New Castle. Burial will follow at the Mooreland Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Tuesday.


Oren O. Abrams
Oren O. Abrams, 73, of New Castle died Saturday morning, November 16th, 2012
at Faith Manor in New Castle following an extended illness.
Arrangements were handled by the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle.


John L. Godfrey
John L. Godfrey, 89, of New Castle passed away Tuesday night, November 5th, 2013 at the Waters of New Castle following an extended illness. 
He was born July 31st, 1924 in New Castle to the late Walter and Mira (Gard) Godfrey.  He retired as a body repairman with Ramsey Auto in New Castle after several years of service. He enjoyed making quilts for many years and enjoyed camping at the New Lisbon campground.
 He is survived by two sons, Randal Godfrey of New Castle, and Rick (wife Debbie) Godfrey of New Castle; one daughter, Marsha Kay Godfrey of Muncie; 7 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Blanche Gillock, Lucille Lloyd, and Mary Williams; two brothers, Raymond Godfrey and Walter Godfrey JR., and a special friend, Lillian Teague.
 Funeral services will be held 1 :00 p.m. Friday, November 8th, 2013 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Homes, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Paul Davis and Pastor Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillsboro Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Friday.


Willie C. "Bill" Byers
 Willie “Bill” C. Byers, age 87, died Saturday, November 2nd, 2013  at Heritage House of New Castle following an extended illness.      

 He was born January 15th, 1926 in Clinton County, Kentucky and was the son of the late Charlie C. and Flora Ethel (Burris) Byers.

 He was a U.S. Army WW II Veteran.  He had worked for Chrysler Corporation for 32 years in the Forge Department before retiring in 1979.  He was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church, VFW of New Castle, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and Local Order of Moose Lodge.

 He is survived by a son, Charles David (wife, Loretta) Byers of New Castle; five grandchildren; two sisters, Loma L. Criswell of New Castle and Ruth (husband, Bob) Wesley of Springport; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Byers also of New Castle.

 In addition t o his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marianna (Hardgrove) in 2001; two sons, John C. and Steven L. Byers; one grandson, Steven II; one sister, Mildred J. Daniel

 Funeral services will be held 1 :00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, at Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home - Broad Street Chapel with Reverend George Dunnington and Reverend Don Silvers officiating.  Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. 


Max Hiatt
               Max E. Hiatt, 93, of Mooreland, passed away at his home Sunday morning, October 13th, 2013 following failing health.

                He was born April 8th, 1920 in Spencer, Indiana and was the son of Basil O. and J. Irene (Thornburg) Hiatt.  He was a 1938 graduate of Mooreland High School.  He married Madge J. Hardwick, February 1st., 1941 who passed away January 18th, 2012. 

                Known as the “Candy Man,” he enjoyed handing out jolly rancher fire stix candy to everyone he met-and he never met a stranger.  He kept weather journals for over 70 years and gave his winter predictions each fall in the Courier Times.  He retired in 1987 from Warner Gear in Muncie after 40 years of service and continued to farm until 2000.

                He is survived by a son, Mike (Teresa) Hiatt of Mooreland; a daughter, Barbara (Don) Weaver of Mooreland; two grandson, Scott (Cristen) Hiatt and Tony Hiatt, both of Pendleton; a grand-daughter-in-law, Tracey Groce of Knightstown, seven great-grandsons, Joshua, Brandon (Misty), Jacob and Isaac Hiatt, Taylor, John and Max Groce; one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Hiatt; one great-great-granddaughter, Adalynn Hiatt; five step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; his care-givers, Kay Potter, Sylvia Toney, Willetta Lucas and Susie Melton; several nieces and nephews.

                Along with his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Groce; a granddaughter-in-law, Gina Hiatt; one brother, Willard Hiatt; four sisters, Donna Pierce, Marcella Brown, Fern Harshey and Ruby Murphy.

                Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home, Blue River Chapel with Reverend Thomas Current officiating.  Burial will follow at Mooreland Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Charles R. "Bob" Antle
                Charles R. “Bob” Antle, 73, of New Castle passed away late Wednesday afternoon, October 9th, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.

                He was born January 3rd, 1940 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Almer Antle and Effie (Dinkins) Jones.

                Bob retired in 1992 from Richmond Wayne Works as a welder after 32 years of service and had attended Memorial Baptist Church. He started the tee ball and bantam ball leagues at Osborne Park and also coached the girls basketball leagues at the Salvation Army. Winning or losing didn’t matter to him, he just wanted to teach kids how to play sports. He enjoyed having his morning coke with his friends at McDonalds. He also enjoyed antique tractor engine shows, NASCAR, his dog “Cocoa” and working with the Democrat party in years past.

                He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy (Clarkson) Antle; 3 children, Ray (wife Carol) Antle of Minot, North Dakota, Charlie (wife Robin) Antle Jr. of New Castle, and Sherry (husband Mike) Parrish of Alvaton, Kentucky; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

                In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, James and Ray “Mickey” Antle; and one sister, Anna Margaret Scott.

                Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with Pastor Tobby Smith and Pastor Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 4p.m. until 8p.m. Monday, October 14th, 2013 at the funeral home.


Edith Louise Wright

               Edith Louise Wright, age 79, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital. She was born November 25th, 1933 in New Castle and was raised by her adopted parents, the late Flemons B. and Lee Ann (Smith) Wright.

                She had been disabled from Polio since the age of 7, and had graduated in 1953 from New Castle High School. Edith was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in New Castle.

                Edith is survived by her caregiver cousins, Bobby and Brenda Wright of New Castle; three sisters, Elizabeth (husband-Glen) Abrams of New Castle, Phyllis Laird of Anderson, and Carolyn Wilson of Florida. Several cousins also survive.

                In addition to her adoptive parents; she was preceded in death by her bio-logical parents, Brad and Gladys (Stinson) Wright; six aunts, Verta Phillips, Bonnie Wright, Gladys DeCoursey, Treva Shepherd, Trudy Welch, and Billie Jo Wilson; one uncle, J.B. Wright.

                Graveside services will be Held 1:00pm Friday, October 4th, 2013 at the South Mound Cemetery in New Castle. There will no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle Animal Shelter with envelopes available at the funeral home. Stephen A. Hacker with Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Danny Brooks
            Danny E. Brooks, 66, of Summerfield, Florida and formerly of New Castle, Indiana, passed away Friday, September 20th, 2013 at his Florida residence following a brief illness. He was born February 18th, 1947 in New Castle and was the son of the late Robert Brooks and Patricia (Wilson) Dishman.

            Danny retired in 2005 from the Sarasota, Florida Water Department as a mechanic after 18 years of service. He enjoyed NASCAR, football, old movies, listening to all types of music, riding Harley motorcycles, and spending time with his friends.

            He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Veronica (Castle) Brooks of Summerfield, Florida; two daughters, Lisa Brooks (husband-James Greenwood) of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Brenda Current Davis of New Castle; one son, D.J. (wife-Tammy) Current of Etheridge, Tennessee; eight grandchildren including, Matthew Strout, Garrett Smith, Jessica Davis, Tyler Karns, Jessica and Brittany Greenwood, John Milewski, and Heather Randolph; one great-grandchild, Colton Jones; two sisters, Gail and Sheila; aunts, Phyllis (husband-Steve) Clapp, Betty Ingole; and an uncle, Rook (wife-Barbara) Wilson.

            In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by one brother, Terry Dishman; his grandmother, Ozzie Catron; and his grandfather, Roy Wilson.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hacker-Main & Davis Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad Street in New Castle with Pastor Danny Douglas officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Thursday, from 11a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.



Betty Jo English
                Betty Jo English, 87, of New Castle went to be with The Lord on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013.  She passed away peacefully at her home.

                She was born January 16th, 1926 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Scott) Smith.

            She was a retired employee of the New Castle State Hospital Development Center as a Nurses Aid,  retiring in 1985after 22 years of service.

            Betty was a member of the Wiley United Methodist Church of New Castle and the Order of the Eastern Star of Rushville.  She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, going to rummage sales, reading and her pets.  Betty also loved The Lord.

            She is survived by one son, Kurt English of New Castle; four grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; one brother, Michael (wife-Janis) Smith of New Castle; three sisters, Florence Smith of Anderson, Margaret Smith of New Castle and Phyllis (husband-Bennie) Cosby also of New Castle.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive including a special niece and nephew, Bruce Smith and Teresa Smith.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond English in 1987; a daughter, Melissa A. English in 2010 and her son, Ronald English in 2001.  She was also preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers and one grandchild, Elizabeth Ann English in 1970.

            Funeral services for Betty Jo English will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at the Wiley United Methodist Church in New Castle with Reverend Calvin Word officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon at the church.



Anastasia Cmehil
 Anastasia “Annie” Cmehil, 54, of Muncie and formerly of New Castle, passed away Sunday, August 18th, 2013 in her residence following an extended illness. She was born April 30th, 1959 in New Castle, a daughter of Steven Cmehil and Veneda Crandall Bush. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her three dogs, Club Pogo computer game site, and Facebook. She is survived by five brothers and sisters including, Deborah K. (Michael) O’Rear of Knoxville, TN, Michael (Penney) Cmehil of Amelia, OH, Cheryl DeHart of Richmond, IN, Brenda (Steve) Baker of New Castle, Teresa Cmehil also of Richmond, IN; Companion, Jessie Bartlett of Muncie; several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews; three aunts including a special aunt, Judy (Jim) Steinbacher of Churubusco, IN. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle with the Reverend Kenneth Dodson officiating. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. until the time of services on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Annie’s trust fund with envelopes available at the funeral.



Rebecca Lou  "Becky"  Bond
Rebecca "Becky" Lou Bond, 68, of New Castle passed away Thursday evening, August 15th, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle following a brief illness.

She was born March 31st, 1945 in New Castle to the late Keith and Phyllis (Conrad) Bond.

Rebecca was a 1963 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. She belonged to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 147. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening, and yard work.

She is survived by one son, Richard (wife Jennifer) Williams of Mooreland; three step children, Floyd (wife Vette) Neal of Middletown, Gary (wife Jerilyn) Neal of New Castle, and Scott (wife Jodi) Neal of Hendersonville, Tennessee; her companion, Floyd Neal of New Castle; one sister, Beth (husband Jerry) Davis of Edgewater, Florida; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 aunt; 1 niece and several cousins.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Lea Bond.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel with Minister Adam Henderson of the Mooreland South Christian Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service at the funeral home.


Leanna E. Neal
 Leanna E. Neal, 62, of Indianapolis, formerly of New Castle, passed away Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at her residence.

She was born April 24th, 1951 in New Castle to the late Willard Paris and Jaquelin Elaine (Vores) Neal.

In the 1980’s she worked at the New Castle Developmental Center as a nurse’s aid.

She is survived by two brothers, Gene (wife Judy) Neal of New Castle, and Perry (wife Barbara) Neal of Springport; two sisters, Kathy (husband Russell) Guffey and Cindy (husband Dennis) both of New Castle. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Mix who passed away in 1988; and one niece, Crystal Neal.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday August 21st, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle.



 Terry A. Clapp
               Terry A. Clapp, 63, of Winchester and formerly of the New Castle area, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, July 29th, 2013 at his home.

                He was born February 17th, 1950 in Frankfort, Indiana and was the son of Edna (Randle) and Charles M. Clapp.

                Terry attended Blue River Valley High School prior to serving two stints with the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam and was also  a Drill Sargent at Ft. Apache, Oklahoma   He was an ordained Spiritual Minister and was a Lifetime member and advocate of the Disabled American Veterans. Terry was also proud of the fact that he had reached his 20th year of sobriety.  Before becoming disabled, Terry was a former employee of the Chrysler Corporation in New Castle and had also worked as a computer technician in Indianapolis.

                He is survived by one son, Stephen Clapp of Birdseye, Indiana; three other children by a previous marriage, Adriana, Aarron and Shawn and also three grandchildren; his mother, Edna Portell of New Castle and his father, Charles M. Clapp also of New Castle; three brothers, Charles (wife-Dana) Clapp, Paul Clapp and Brian Clapp; five sisters, Vivian (husband-Jack) Morgan, Janet (husband-Jackie) Crabtree, Carolyn Harris, Jerri (husband-Kenneth) McDougall and Debra Hamby and special friends in Winchester, Ernie and Reen Wysong. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

                He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Anna Randle; his paternal grandparents, Grover and Mary Clapp; three nephews Michael “Tike” Hammond and Joshua Clapp and Brian Scott Moran and one niece Tonya Marie Crutcher.

                Funeral services for Mr. Clapp will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Astor Main Blue River Chapel located midway between Mooreland and Mt. Summit on U.S. Highway 36.  Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday.  Military Honors will be conducted at the funeral home immediately prior to the service  by the New Castle American Legion Post #137 and by the New Castle V.F.W. Post #1282.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.   Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.





Elizabeth E. Lindley
                Elizabeth E. Lindley, age 100, a resident of Marion and formerly of New Castle passed away Tuesday, June 18th,2013 at the Suite Living Assisted Living in Marion following a brief illness.

                She was born February 5th, 1913 in Henry County and was the daughter of the late Miles Mark and Lesta (Cross) Marshall.

                Elizabeth is a 1931 graduate of Mooreland High School, a member of the White Branch Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown for many years.  For the past several years, however, she had attended the First Baptist Church in Marion where she was active in the Bible Study Group. She loved cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

                Elizabeth is survived by three daughters, Kay (husband-Meredith) LaMar of Marion; Sandra Sue (husband-Frank) Delue of Biltmore Lake, North Carolina; and Rita J. Lindley (husband- Norm Tapper) of Porter, Indiana..

                She has 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A sister, Mildred Robinson of Mooreland; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Lindley in 1968; a son, James Allen Lindley in 2007; three sisters, Laura Swoveland, Florence Helthel, and Ruth Bowman; two brothers, Claude Marshall and an infant brother Ralph.

                Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 22nd at the White Branch Church of the Brethren located at 900 East and County Rd. 200 North.  Pastor Brian Mackie will officiate.

                Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Main & Davis Blue River Funeral Home-Astor Main Chapel on US Highway 36 midway between Mooreland and Mt. Summit.  Friends may also call hour prior to services at the church.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Marion or the White Branch Church of the Brethren with envelopes available at the funeral home.



James R. Peacock
               James R. “Ronnie” Peacock, 70, of New Castle passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday evening, May 21st, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital.

                He was born April 25th, 1943 in Knightstown and was the son of the late Lewis D. and Mary Olive (Cox) Peacock.  Ronnie was a retired employee of the General Motors Delphi Plant in Anderson.  He retired in 2003 after 30 years of service.  He and his wife also owned and operated Rogers Landscaping and Gift shop in Indianapolis for 10 years.

                Mr. Peacock was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the United States Army.  He was a member of the Hagerstown American Legion Post #333 of Hagerstown, the V.F.W. Post #1282 of New Castle and the Moose and Eagles Lodges of New Castle.  He enjoyed fishing, camping and the outdoors as well as football, NASCAR racing and I.U. Basketball.  He most loved spending time with this family.

                He is survived by his companion, Judy Moreland of New Castle; one daughter, Ronni Peacock of Ft. Wayne; one step daughter, one stepson, four step grandchildren;  six step great grandchildren and one sister.

                He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” Peacock in 2003.  He and Gerry were married June 19th, 1972.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Peacock Jr. and by a step grandson.

                Friends may call Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle.  Gary Poe will officiate.  Memorial services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.




Charlene Zornes Perry
Charlene Zornes Perry, lifelong New Castle resident, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Heritage House Rehabilitation Center.  She was 76.

            Born in the Henry County Jailhouse, Perry was the daughter of Sheriff Charles Zornes and Jewell Plummer Zornes.

            Perry’s 25-year psychiatric nursing career included positions as charge nurse, director of nursing, and nurse surveyor for New Castle State Development Center, Richmond State Hospital, Central State Prison, and Winchester Hospital.  She was a licensed massage therapist.

            Author of three volumes of local lore entitled Haunted Henry County I, II, and III, Perry held a master’s degree in history and was proprietor of the Catherine Winters Bed and Breakfast during the early-1990's that she opened in the former Winters home.  She was considered a specialist in th 1913 Catherine Winters mystery.

            Perry is survived by two children, Scott C. Perry (wife-Betty) of New Castle, and Lisa M. Martin (husband-David) also of New Castle.

            She had 11 grandchildren; Tyler Thurman, at Nova Southeastern University Medical School in Florida; Amy and Andy Thurman of Atlanta, Georgia; Benjamin Thurman (wife-Jennifer) at William and Mary School of Law in Virginia; Alex Martin, at Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture; Christina Wernke (husband-Nathan) of Kentucky, and Hayley Martin of West Virginia.  Also, grandchildren Savannah, Kenny, Rhiannon, and Gavin still reside at home.

            Perry was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Charles, Conley, and Harold Zornes.  She attended White Branch Church of the Brethren in Hagerstown.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlene Zornes Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund being established at the Americana Bank in New Castle.

            Viewing will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle and 1 hr. prior to the services at the church.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at the White Branch Church of the Brethren with Pastor Brian Mackie officiating.




Doris L. Stoddard
  Doris L. Stoddard, 91, formerly of New Castle passed away Friday evening, April 12, 2013 in Franklin, Indiana following an extended illness.

                She was born November 11th, 1921 in Wayne County, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Frank and Adah (Snyder) Mason.

                Doris formerly served as a nurse for Dr. Harrison of New Castle and was later employed at the Henry County Hospital as a practical nurse in the maternity ward.

                She was a longtime member of the Trinity Methodist Church of New Castle where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.  She also was a missionary who served in Nome, Alaska and other places in the United States Doris was also a mentor in the Big Sisters program in New Castle.  She enjoyed crocheting, needle point and crafts.

                She is survived by one son, Steve (wife-Heida) Atchinson of Germany; one sister, Jean Fontinel of Victor, Iowa and by nieces and nephews.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Stoddard who passed away June 27th, 1975 and by two sisters, Martha Scholl and Sarah Kidwell.

                Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle.  Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Wednesday.  Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery.


                             
Robert Wayne Kneale
 

            Robert Wayne Kneale, 64, of New Castle passed away early Thursday morning, April 11th, 2013 at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

            He was born September 16th, 1948 along with his twin brother, Clifford in Gary Indiana and was the son of the late Miles and Orilla Jonger Ward Kneale.

            Prior to his current residency at Waverly Place, Robert lived at the New Castle State Hospital for many years.  He was an amazingly entertaining individual.  He always made his staff smile!  He enjoyed a variety of activities including outdoor functions, the zoo and sometimes concerts.  Robert thoroughly enjoyed animals/wildlife whether on TV or in real life. He enjoyed squirrels and birds outside his patio doors. Beethoven was his favorite movie.

            Robert was selective with his food and the #1 food of choice was Wendy’s Frostys. He had a stubborn streak though, however it didn’t last long!  Mostly, he had a “very strong heart” and will be greatly missed by all who loved him and cared for him.

            Robert leaves behind many who loved him.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Clifford.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Elwood Evans officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery, West Lawn Addition.  Friends may call from noon until 1 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service.

           
George Lawrence Crandall Jr.
George Lawrence Crandall Jr., 73, died unexpectedly Monday, April 8th , 2013 in Foley, Alabama.  Mr. Crandall was a native of New Castle, Indiana and was a resident of Magnolia Springs, Alabama.

  He was a United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran, graduate of Indiana University, retired accountant, member of the American Legion, and an active Baptist.

 Mr. Crandall is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Jane Reuter Crandall; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Crandall of Chicago, IL and Amy Jane (Joe) Barrata of Gladstone, NJ; a sister Susan D. Crandall of Bay Minette, Alabama and two grandchildren, Alex and Caroline Baratta.

Mr. Crandall was preceded in death by his parents, George Lawrence Crandall Sr. and Ethel Lennicx Crandall, and a brother, Steven Crandall.

 Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, April 12th , 2013 at 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Springport, IN.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692. 

Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle is in charge of arrangements.

           
Margery Anna Underwood
                Margery Anna Underwood, 85, of New Castle passed away early Tuesday morning, April 2nd, 2013 at her niece’s residence in Indianapolis Indiana.

                She was born March 17th, 1928 in New Castle, Indiana and was a daughter of the late Estel and Margery (Wilson) Mukes.

                She was formerly employed by the US Army Finance and Accounting Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, the New Castle State Hospital in the children’s ward, and also worked at the Firestone plant.

                Margery was a member of the Bethel AME Church of New Castle. She was a devoted and caring woman who volunteered her time to helping others. She was an accomplished seamstress and made clothing for family and friends and those in need. She loved to cook and bake and enjoyed doing so for her family, bringing them close together for fellowship. She also prepared food and baked pies and cakes and took them to folks who were ill and confined in nursing homes. She was devoted to doing God’s will by supporting various churches and missionaries.

                She is survived by her God-children, Antonette (Toni) Heaggans (husband Burl), Danny Lee Jefferson (wife Sharon), and Kathy Ann Jefferson; God-grandchildren, William E. Wilson III (wife Renee), Brandon C. Wilson (wife Jennifer), Marisa T. Hampton (husband Dennis), Marco Ki-Shawn Wilson, Adrienne S. Jefferson, Terri A. Jefferson, Ebony L. Heaggans, Anika M. Heaggans,  Keairra A. Heaggans and Dana Jefferson; five generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

                Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Martin Luther Underwood who passed away January 7th, 1978;  7 brothers, John Harvey Mukes, James Taylor Mukes, Omer Maybra Mukes, Estel Lee Mukes, Willie Ross Mukes, Iothemer Baily Mukes, and Cicero Claud Mukes; 4 sisters, Ethel Louise Mukes Jefferson, Atta May Mukes Streaty, Elsie Marie Mukes, and Betty Jane Mukes Streaty.

                Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Bethel AME Church in New Castle with Reverend Melvin Hall  and Pastor Bill Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at the South Mound Cemetery. Friends and family may call Friday at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

               


Lily Marie Rich
                Lily Marie Rich, 75, of New Castle passed away Monday, March 25th, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Hazel Barnes following an extended illness.

                She was born July 20th, 1937 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Charlie and Willie Mae Haynes Jones.

                Lily was a former employee of the Americana Nursing Home in Indianapolis for 25 years.  She attended the Speedway Baptist Church in Speedway, Indiana and was a member of the Ladies Aid at the church.  She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and traveling.

                She is survived by two daughters, Hazel Marie Barnes of New Castle (companion-Rick Lawson) and Linda (husband-Gary) Ross of Rushville; 7 grandchildren, Glen McKim of Orleans, IN, Terry McKim of New Castle, Lisa McKim of Greenfield, Tammy (husband-Brandon) Duvall of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jennifer Cupp also of Cincinnati, Patricia (husband-Joe) Priest of Greenfield and Amy Ross of Indianapolis; 6 great grandchildren and much loved family in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Willie J. C. Rich, whom she married March 28th, 1953.  Mr. Rich passed away in 2002 and by one son, James E. Rich, who passed away in 2010.

                Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Paul Lawson officiating.  Graveside services will follow in the Acton Cemetery, Acton, Indiana at 3:30 p.m. following the funeral.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home prior to the service. 

               
Carol Sue Shannon
                Carol Sue Shannon, 75, of New Castle passed away Sunday, February 24th, 2013 at the Henry County Hospital following an extended illness.

                She was born August 6th, 1937 in Anderson, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Burmon Broderick and Hazel (Lacy) Shannon.

                Carol had been employed as a house cleaner for various families over the years and had worked at the Golden Rule Restaurant in New Castle for eight years.

                She was a member of the Kennard Christian Church.  She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and plants.  She also enjoyed shopping and especially loved her friend Donna Shaw’s dog, Pugsley.  Carol also loved visiting with her friends and neighbors

                She is survived by one sister, Joan (husband-James) Young; one nephew, James M. Young of Ft Wayne;  an aunt, Jean Wise of Markleville; and  a special friend and care giver,Donna Shaw of New Castle.   Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

                Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad St. Chapel in New Castle with Reverend Marion McFarland officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Mound Cemetery in New Castle.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.




Virginea C. Shrader
Virginia C. Shrader, 89, of New Castle passed away Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at the Miller’s Merry Manor Nursing Home in Rushville, Indiana. 

 

She was born August 21st, 1923 in Kentucky and was a daughter of the late John and Clara (Douglas) Burkhead. 

 

She retired from the U.S. Shoe Factory in Osgood, Indiana in 1988 and was also employed at the Foster’s Grandparent program for the last ten years. 

 

She loved quilting and embroidering and doing her word search puzzles. She cherished spending time with the children at Cradles and spending time with her family. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. 

 

She is survived by two sons, Bobbie (wife Cindy) Shrader of Greensburg, and Ray (wife Stephanie) of Columbus, Indiana; one daughter, Fay Fairchild of New Castle; seven grandchildren, Robert (wife Andrea) Shrader, Mike (wife Katie) Shrader, Greg (wife Kris) Bonfer, Charlene (husband James) Hurley, Travis (wife Allison), Tyler (wife Lacey), and Catie (husband Shane) Campbell; five great-grandchildren, Dani McDonald, Nicholas Shrader, Abby Shrader, Leana Shrader, Madison Shrader, Gavin Shrader, and soon to be born, Wyatt Shrader; one great-great-grandson, Gabriel Castletine; two sisters, Lillian Cruser of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Gerry Fancher of Louisville, Kentucky. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 

 

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Clarence Burkhead, Raymond Burkhead, and Robert Burkhead; one sister, Nancy Burkhead; one daughter, Wilma (Sissy) Bonfer; and two son-in-laws, Herman Bonfer and Jim Fairchild. 

 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at the Haw Creek Baptist Church locataed at 14541 North County Road 900 east in Hope, Indiana with Pastor Bobby Slagle officiating. Burial will follow at the Haw Creek Cemetery adjacent to the church. Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Broad Street Chapel in New Castle and two hours prior to the service on Thursday at the Church.

 

 
Lilliemae Koontz
Lilliemae Koontz , 89, of Muncie passed away early Monday morning, February 18, 2013 at Hamilton Trace in Fishers.

She was born September 29, 1923 in Redkey, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Joseph Linus and Lillie Haden (Summer) Garringer. She was married to Robert Koontz for over 50 years.

She was a graduate of Mooreland High School, graduating in 1941. Lil was the first Mooreland Fair Queen. She and Bob, moved to Muncie where she was a homemaker and they raised their five children. She was a member of the Full Gospel Temple of Muncie and was formerly a member of the Hazelwood Christian Church, also of Muncie. She was dedicated to her prayer group, Bible study and the Aglow Christian Womens Fellowship. She enjoyed playing euchre with her Daffy Deckum Club friends for over 60 years. Lillie especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Jay) Reed of Loveland, Colorado and Mary (Norm) Starkey of Indianapolis; three sons, Sam (Judy) Koontz of Weldon Springs, Mo., Jim (Carolyn) Koontz of Bethlehem, PA. and Tim (Diana) Koontz of Muncie; 13 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and four sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Koontz, Elfriede Etchison, Shirley Garringer, Reba Heinrick and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Koontz, who died April 11, 1994; a great granddaughter, Alexandria Carver; six brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Astor Main Blue River Chapel located midway between Mooreland and Mt. Summit on US Highway 36 with Pastor Denny Helton officiating. Friends and family may call from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mooreland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


Jewell Elizabeth Troy
                Jewel Elizabeth Troy, 74, of New Castle passed away peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.

                She was born November 20th, 1938 in Kingston, Tennessee and was the daughter of the late George and Edith (Bails) Guy.

                Jewel was a graduate of Mooreland High School. She was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the Army Womens Corps. She loved being with her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed bowling and bowled in the Thursday morning league at the Rose Bowl and the former New Castle Lanes.  Jewel had won several awards and trophies for her bowling.  She loved African Violets and Orchids.  Photography was also something she enjoyed and her photos had won awards at the Mooreland Free Fair. Jewel also loved to travel with her late husband, Bobbie Troy.

                She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Troy (husband-Paul) Edenfield of New Castle ; one son, Kevin (wife-Karen) Troy of Springport; six grandchildren, Tiffany Ward (fiancé-Shawn Hendrick) of New Castle, Brittany (husband-Zach) VanMatre of Alexandria, Kristopher Ward (fiancé-Mary Alice Bean) of New Castle, Kaitlyn Troy of Muncie, Kaleb Troy of Muncie and Cameron Troy of Vincennes, Indiana; two great grandchildren Khloe Wilson of New Castle and D.J. VanMatre of Alexandria; three sisters and three brothers, George (wife-Bonnie) Guy of Pendleton, Wanda (husband-Mike) Kerschner of Anderson, Sherry (husband-Clay) Jones of Sulphur Springs, Ed Guy of New Castle, Peggy Vore of Yorktown and John (wife-Chinanti) of New Castle and a special sister-in-law, Joan Hesler of Kansas.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins also survive.

                In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of43 years, Bobbie Troy, who passed away January 8th, 2004.

                Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 on Wednesday at the Main & Davis Funeral Home, Astor Main Blue River Chapel located midway between Mooreland and Mt. Summit on US Highway 36.  Funeral services will be private.  Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #137 and the V.F.W. Post #1282 at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

                Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Barrett Cancer Center of Cincinnati.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.