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1/28/2013 12:38:00 PM
Week of Jan. 28, 2013

Norma Thatcher

Norma Eileen Thatcher, 89, Hammond, Ind. died at her home on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m., at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville), Ind., with John Brewer officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 6 p.m.

There will be an additional service at Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union, with visitation on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 5. at 10 a.m. at Prust-Hosch Funeral Home with Bill White officiating. Burial will follow at Bailiff Cemetery, West Union.

Demaree New

Demaree W. New, age 77, of Oblong, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at his residence.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Keith Oliver

Keith D. Oliver, 49, Newton, died at 10:50 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, Newton. Autopsy pending.

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park, Newton. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to his grandchildren's education fund.

Max Oakley

Max L. Oakley, 68, Toledo, died at 2:45 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2013, at the Mattoon Health Care Center, Mattoon.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup.

Paul Maxwell

Paul Steven Maxwell, 59, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 9:21 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Pilgrim Holiness Church in rural Robinson, with Pastor Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Dorothy Braynard

Dorothy Caroline Braynard, 91, of Marshall, Ill., passed away 5:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in the Burnsides Community Health Center at Marshall.

Services in honor of her life will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Duke officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be noon Saturday until service time at the funeral home.

Catherine Kocher

Catherine Elizabeth (Kraus) Kocher, 82, rural Newton, died about 3:36 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her daughter's home in Springfield.

Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Ste. Marie. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ste. Marie. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Pamela Lucas

Pamela June (Case) Pinkstaff Lucas, 55, of Vincennes, passed away on Jan. 24, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla., after a strong battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Community United Methodist Church, with Rev. Cheryl Garbe and Rev. Ray Tromley officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

Don Tharp

Don Tharp, 89, formerly of Crawford County, died today, Jan. 29, 2013, in Sun City, Ariz.

The body will be cremated, and there will be no services.

LeRoy Patten

LeRoy Patten, 54, Evansville, died Jan. 26, 2013, at I.U. Hospital in Indianapolis.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, and from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, with a remembrance at 7 p.m. at Alexander East Chapel, Evansville.

Shirley Evelin

Shirley Ann Evelin, 77, Palestine, died about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine, with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Burial is in Palestine Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Brandie Weir

Brandie Nichole Weir, 27, Brownstown, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home of suffocation.

Funeral is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery, Newton.

Ray Griffin

Ray E. "Tubby" Griffin, 83, Sumner, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Lawrence Community Health Care Center, Bridgeport.

Funeral is 2 p.m. today, Jan. 28, at the Sivert-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home, Sumner. Burialis in Sumner City Cemetery.

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