• Wilbur Harold Crawley III, 61 passed away December 12

    December 13, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Wilbur Harold Crawley III, age 61, of Nashville passed away December 12, 2012. He was born January 15, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wilbur was the son of Wilbur Crawley II who preceded him in death & Mary A. (Lang) Crawley of Brookville, IN.


    Wilbur was a graduate of Whitewater High School in 1969 and Purdue University in 1989 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1969 serving aboard the USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659) & the USS Valdez (FF-1096). He then joined U.S. Naval Reserves where he attained the rank of Senior Chief.


    He was an employee of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in Columbus, IN.  Wil started his career with Arvin in May, 1990 as an Advanced Acoustical Engineer.  From there he was promoted to Manager, Test and Validation, then to Chief Engineer, Durability and Testing.  He progressed to Chief Engineer of Advanced Engineering.  His most current role was Chief Engineer, CVE Technology. Throughout his career, Wil was granted 13-patents and has 6-pending currently.  He was a Senior Expert of Systems Electric and Electronic Architecture.  He was a well-respected mentor and a true visionary in technology.


    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 15 at 11:30 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McClary Road, Nashville, with Father Eric Johnson officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church Saturday from 9:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M. Burial will take place Monday, December 17 at 11:00 A. M. at Holy Guardian Angel Church Cemetery, 405 U. S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove, IN.


    Wilbur is survived by his wife, Julianna (Burch) Crawley, Nashville; his daughter, Anna Elizabeth Crawley; his son, Joshua Will Crawley, both of Nashville, mother, Mary Crawley, Brookville, IN;  sisters: Cynthia (Kenny) Reed, Brookville, IN, Monica (Nick) Fritsch, Sunman, IN, Mary (Daren) Back, Sunman, IN, Laura (Darrell) Hoog, St. Peters, IN, Lisa (Vince) Carr, Maineville, OH, Barbara (Timothy) Arnold, Clarksville, IN, brothers: Martin (Chantel) Crawley, Brookville, IN, Philip (Tamara) Crawley, Brookville, IN, Brian (Pamela) Crawley, Milan, IN, Michael (Julie) Crawley, Yorkville, IN,  and half sisters, Jennie (Nate) Burgess, Brookville, In, & Mantissa Rookard, Jelico, TN.


    He was preceded in death by his father, father & mother in law, Jeannette & Thomas Burch, and a sister, Teresa Crawley.


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  • Claire Elaine Lewis, 60 passed away December 9

    December 12, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

       Claire Elaine Cundiff, born on March 2, 1952 in Terre Haute, Indiana, passed quietly to a better place with the Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Nashville, IN after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
       She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Paul Robert Lewis, Jr. of Trafalgar, IN. Claire was devoted to his children, Paul Robert Lewis III who resides in Shelbyville, Thomas Christopher Lewis who resides in Indianapolis and Amanda Marlene Lewis who preceded her in death. She is also survived by parents, Thomas Wickliffe and Maxine Claire Cundiff of Terre Haute, IN and her brother Paul Winston Cundiff of Jamestown, KY. Numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and in-laws in both the Lewis and Cundiff families survive as well.
       During “the dash” between Claire’s birth and passing, it was surely her laughter and “wide as Texas grin” that lingered first in everyone’s impression. Vivacious, adventuresome, artistic, kind-hearted, charitable (but always quietly), wickedly irreverent, gardener, chef supreme, home improvement specialist, lover of nature and all animals, especially their dog, Tess, a voracious reader and friend to all, Claire pursued life with boundless enthusiasm and curiosity. When Paul and Claire moved to Brown County in 1994, their home, both indoors and out, quickly became a testimony to her creative talents. With her ability to create, make, stitch, pain or build extraordinary things, nothing in Claire’s world was ordinary. From the bright orange shutters on their brick home – an homage to her love of “da-Bears” – to the unique wind chimes she donated yearly to the Brown County Children’s Auction, you could always see and feel the passionate expressions of Claire. She loved traveling, especially to Gulf Shores, and many scenic vistas became the inspiration for her paintings, stained glass work and other objects d’art. Each year, Claire selected a number of her sketches and paintings as subjects for her greatly anticipated Christmas cards. Despite her failing health, she was able to finish this year’s work and took great joy in knowing that they would once again be sent to her family and friends.
       Claire graduated from Indiana Central University with a degree in Elementary Education but instead of teaching she chose to work in the hotel industry for several years. She then pursued a career as a fingerprint classifier for the Indiana State Police and received a commendation for her work that had lead to the resolution on numerous violent crimes. After 16 years with ISP, Claire retired to explore and follow her artistic dreams.
        A celebration of Claire’s remarkable life will take place at Cottonwood Church on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Visitation with the family will be at the church from noon until services begina a 2 p.m. with Pastor Darrel Miller officiating.
        Expressions of sympathy may be made in any way that touches your heart. A sentence or two in a card or on the online living memorial sharing your memoires of Claire would be a wonderful remembrance for the family to cherish and share. If you choose to do so, the family invites you to join them in making a donation in Claire’s memory to the American Cancer Society at the link - or to Alzheimer research.
        Online condolences may be sent to the family at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.


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  • Memorial mass set for Betty Ann Moebs

    December 11, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Betty Ann Moebs 69, Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy District  passed away August 29, 2012. A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Road, Nashville.


    Betty lived in Indianapolis for 40 years, enjoying the last six years in Nineveh at Sweetwater Lake with her beloved husband of 46 years, David Moebs.


    Memorial gifts can be donated to the Brown County Community Foundation (988-4882) in order to fund an endowed scholarship in Betty’s name for college tuition for someone wanting to be a teacher. Betty was a member of the board of directors of the foundation and the chairperson of their scholarship committee.


    To read her obituary click on Betty Ann Moebs.

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  • Beulah M. Voyles, 91 passed away December 7

    December 10, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Beulah M. Voyles, 91 of Morgantown passed from this life on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 9:20 p.m. at the Brown County Health & Living Center. She was born on December 9, 1920 in Morgantown, Indiana to the late Harry H. and Della (Everling) Coffman. Beulah lived her entire life in Morgantown, graduating from high school there with the class of 1938 and holding a longtime membership with the Baptist Church in Morgantown.

    Beulah married Thomas E. Voyles on August 9, 1939 and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1995. She was a dedicated and proud wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her family and cherished time spent with them. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, working puzzles, bird watching and her cat, “Little Girl”.

    She is survived by her loving family including one son, Thomas E. Voyles, Jr. of Morgantown; two daughters, Joyce E. (husband, Clyde) Pettit of Morgantown and Rebecca A. (husband, Jeff) Taylor of Hamilton, OH; four grandsons, Scott D and Christopher Pettit and Colton T. and Thomas E. Voyles, III.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas E. Voyles; one grandson, Clinton Voyles and two brothers, Sebert and Kelly Coffman.

    Family and friends are invited to a graveside service celebrating Beulah’s life on Tuesday, December 11th at 1:00 p.m. in East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. There will be no visitation.  Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

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  • Claire Lewis, 60 passed away December 9

    December 10, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Claire Lewis, 60, of rural Brown County passed away December 9 in Nashville. She was born March 2, 1952 in Terre Haute, IN to Tom & Maxine (Shaw) Cundiff. Claire worked as a fingerprint classifier for the Indiana State Police.


    A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 P.M. at Cottonwood Church with Rev. Darrell Miller officiating. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12: noon-2:00 P.M.


    Survivors include her husband, Paul Lewis, Trafalgar.


    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Dr., Columbus, IN. 47201, or Alzheimer’s Association, 9135 N. Meridian St. Suite B-4, Indianapolis, IN. 46209-7109.


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