Alejandro R. Rivera

Alejandro R. Rivera, 78, passed away December 10, 2014 at 2 p.m.
He was born July 15, 1936 in Salinas, Puerto Rico to Rufina and Gregorio Rivera.

He was married to his wife and partner Judith (Payton) Rivera, together for 41 years and married July 9, 1994.

Alejandro was father to Edgardo Rivera, Janet Rivera, Maryann Rivera, Shellie Peltier, Robin Kent, Kenny Alsman and Amy Alsman.

He was grandfather to Becky, Eddie, Traci, Jeanette, Alex, Logan, Miranda, Racheal, Samantha, West, Lindsey, Nathan, Greg, Alexis, Aaron, Noah, Gabe, Payton, Danika, Zakhyra, Kwata Lyna, Riasa and Jaden. He was also great-grandfather to 14.

Pop served in the U.S. Army and was in the National Guard many years. He worked at L&M School and loved woodworking and anything mechanical.

Pop chose to be cremated. There will be no funeral or graveside services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials.
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Debra Louise Harden

Debra Louise Dickerson Harden, 62 of Brazil passed on to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 12, 2014 after her long battle with cancer. Debra was born West Terre Haute In. on September, 1 1952, the daughter of the late RayDean and Katherine[ Hinkle ] Dickerson. She was a graduate of West Vigo High School and graduated from Indiana Business Collage with an Associates Degree in Accounting. Debra is survived by her loving husband; John Harden whom she married on April 5, 1985. Her Loving Mother In Law; Dora Harden; Daughters; Dawn Leann [ Jon ] Kanizer, Michelle Harden; Sons; Jason [ Gloria ] Myers, and Mark [ Jaime ] Harden. She is further survived by grand children; Zachary, Lauren, Emilee, Abby Kanizer, Miranda Myers, Andrea and Eric Warren, Jacob and Kennedy Harden, and Christian Price; great grand children, Brandon and Karson Kanizer; Sisters, Sue [Bill] Jeffrey,and Rosie [ Richie ] Jeffers; Brothers, Jack [ Exie Marie ] Dickerson, Bobby [ Kim ] Dickerson, Don [ Julie ] Dickerson, John Dickerson, Woody Dickerson, and Mack Joe Dickerson; Brother in law; Ronnie [ Rose ] Harden; Sister in law; Denise [ Kieth ] Mishler and several nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. A celebration of life will take place at a later date with burial of her cremated remains at Clearview Cemetary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hopice of the Wabash Valley or the American Lung Associates. The family would like to extend their appreciation to VNA Hospice Staff, Dr.C. Reddy, Dr. A. Chakarabarti and Dr. T. Schmitz.
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Cathleen Ann Nees

Cathleen Ann (McKeigue) Nees, 59 of Greencastle passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Cathleen was born on May 27, 1955 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Larry and Loraine (Dietz) McKeigue. She had worked in the Physical Plant Department of DePauw University with 17 years of service. Cathleen loved crafts and cooking with her granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her mother in 2003. Survivors include her husband; David E. Kilgore, children; Jarrod (Jill) Everhart, B.J. & Elsa Jenkins, April & Chris Evans and Joel Kilgore, siblings; Lyn (Gary) Gram, Peggy (John) Wood, Larry M. McKeigue grandchildren; Eric & Piper Everhart, Logan & Tasha Jenkins, Trinity & Lillian Kilgore, special friend; Carollea Davis and several nieces and nephews.
A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Brenda Nugent
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David E. “Brownie” Brown

David E. “Brownie” Brown Sr. 74 Rockville, Indiana passed away November 17, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospice. David was born in Glasco, KY on April 18, 1940 the son of the late Plaez and Retie (Copas) Brown. Brownie was the co-owner/operator of Castaway Restaurant and Lighthouse Pub near Raccoon Lake. He was preceded in death by siblings Lindell I. Brown, Mary Lou Walbert, Charles O. Brown, Jerry D. Brown, and William C. Brown. Dave is survived by his wife Cheryl S. (Earl) Brown; children, David E. Brown Jr., Greg A. Brown, Kaylie M. Brown, Phillip W. Cooper and Gregory Cooper. He is further survived by sisters, Carol Rector, Suzie Carr; brother B.J. Brown; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2012 at the Turkey Run Inn (Lusk Room) from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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William D. Hobbs

William David Hobbs, 63, of Luthersville, GA and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1951 to Frank and Lois Lee Hobbs.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Joe Myrtle of Terre Haute; one son and daughter-in-law Davie and Leslie Hobbs of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren Ashley, D.J., and Daniel Myrtle; Cody and Conner Hobbs; four great-grandchildren Logan, Adahsyn, Rayleigh, and Pacey; brothers Johnny (Luthersville, GA) and Marcus (Dublin, GA); sisters Essie (Bootsie) Loften (Luthersville, GA), Jane Henry (Dublin, GA), Lucille Chancler (Lumpkin, GA), and Mary Armour (Griffin, GA); several nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Laura Faye Jamieson Hobbs, brothers Marty and Jerry, and sisters Frankie, Inez, Gloria Ann, and Betty Jean.

Graveside services are at 2 pm Wednesday November 26 in New Harmony Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Karen Cox-Sharpe

Karen Cox-Sharpe, 73 of Terre Haute passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Karen was born in Terre Haute the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Odetta M. (Luce) Cox. She graduated from State High School in 1958 and retired from Hercules (A.E.T.) on September 23, 2002 . Her parents preceded Karen in death, also her brother Norman.
She is survived by her sons; James A. (Robin) Sharpe, Steven (Ellen) Eskew; grandchildren; Zachary and Caitlen Eskew and Mary Rainbolt., special in her heart her niece Shannon (Lee) Turner and her baby girl Helena Felling. She is further survived by aunt; Barbara (Jerry) Michael, Biddie Crane, cousin Adam Crane of Clinton; her family on Colorado, Todd Cox, Tammy Melford, and several friends that were known as the “Has been group”
She will be loved and missed.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Jeremy W. Paugh

Jeremy W. Paugh 34, of Brazil went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 14, 2014. Jeremy was born in Greencastle on January 4, 1980 the son of Robert E. and Sandra K. (Robertson) Paugh. Mr. Paugh was a manufacturer of forklift equipment. He was preceded in death by his father and daughter, Kenna Paugh, aunt, Daria Greggoff.
Jeremy is survived by his loving wife; Margaret J. (Elkins) Paugh , children; Kimberly, Dustin and Elizabeth Paugh, Lana and Megan Majstorovic; siblings, Robert (Nancy) Paugh, Sheila (Jimmy) Reynolds, Melissa Paugh, grandmother, Delores McQueen and a host of aunts uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:00 PM at the Brazil United Pentecostal Church (1088 US 40) with Brother Anthony Warner officiating
In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated.
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Bobbie A. Mayfield

Bobbie Alvis Mayfield 85 of Brazil died October 29, 2014 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. Mr. Mayfield was born in Shelburne, Indiana on December 7, 1928 the son of the late Marion J. and Gladys V. (Stanifer) Mayfield. Mr Mayfield was a 55 plus year member of the Ironworkers Local 439. He enjoyed wintering in Florida, yard sales and flea marketing and making things out of iron. He was proceeded in death by his parents and an infant daughter; Carol Ann. He is survived by his wife of 47 years; Juanita M. (Hall) Mayfield of Brazil, children; Debbie (Gary) Clifford of Linton, Larry (Patti) Mayfield of Sullivan, Peggy (Lee) Hannum of Elko, NV, Rhonda (Rick) Todd of Brazil, Rick (Lisa) Ward of Brazil, Rebecca (Kyle) McKinney of Brazil, Randy (Betty) Ward of Brazil, Richelle (Mike) Herr-Smith of Brazil, Regina (Louie) Dierckman of West Lafayette, Sister Merna Rasmussen of Lansing, MI, 27 Grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Bobbie’s life will be held at a later date.
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David K. Roberts II

David K. Roberts II, 56 of Terre Haute went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Mr. Roberts fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. David was born in Terre Haute on September 28, 1958 the son of David K. and Delores (Pickens) Roberts. David was retired from the Terre Haute Fire Department with 30 years of service. He also worked at Adams garage as a mechanic. David enjoyed woodworking and was a MOPAR man. His father, and nephew, Keith Elkins, preceded Mr. Roberts in death.

Survivors include his wife; Christina L. (Walsh) Roberts, daughter, Lindasy (C.J.) Holt of Terre Haute; Step Son Larry Vire of Terre Haute, Mother Delores Roberts of Terre Haute, Grandchildren Clacey Mae and Leia Holt, Sammy Bailey, Abby and Dylan Vire, two brothers and one sisters, mother-in-law, Mary Lou Lunstrum and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of Life will be held Sunday 2:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, North Campus (1075 North Fruitridge Avenue) with Pastor Rick Swan officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 Noon till the time of service.
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Verna H. (Losier) Riker

Verna Helen (Losier) Riker, 84 of Terre Haute died Monday, November 3, 2014. Verna was born in Quincy, Illinois on December 29, 1929, the daughter of the late Virgil and Vivian (Knight) Losier. Mrs. Riker was retired from the Bemis Corporation after many years of service. She loved working and helping others in her ceramic shop. She also enjoyed yard sales, collecting dolls, watching scary movies, crocheting, and making home movies. She was loved by all people, family and animals, especially her cat, “cat riker”. Verna was proceeded in death by her husband Carl R. Riker II, daughter, Rhonda K. Liberty and sons, Carl R. Riker III and Randy D. Riker Sr. She is survived by daughters; Connie L. (Mike) Ensminger, Becky J. (Rick) Miller and Pamela G. Riker, sisters; Shirley Otte and Etta Lister. 19 grand children, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, also survive Mrs. Riker.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Cross Lane Community Church (2204 Lafayette Avenue) at Noon with Pastor Bret Wilson officiating. Interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Park immediately following services.
The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon.
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