• John Mark Chittum, 59 passed away September 9

    September 10, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    John Mark Chittum age 59, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2012 at his son’s home in Morgantown. He was a resident of Clay City and a former resident of Brown County. At his side was his loving wife of 39 years Shirley L. (Patterson) Chittum, whom he married on December 3, 1972 in Martinsville.

    Also, at his side were his three sons: Robert (Mandy) Chittum & Bradley Chittum both of Morgantown and Travis Chittum of Franklin. John was the proud grandfather to Jonathan, Zachary, Gracie, Justin, Wesley, Renee, Victoria & Brooklyn. He will be remembered by his two sisters: Betty Thomas of Winston Salem, NC and Nona Denny of Franklin; one brother: Ridgely (Joyce) Chittum of Clay City; and several nieces and nephews.

    John was born December 17, 1952 in Lexington, VA, in the same house that Stonewall Jackson lived in. His parents were the late Arthur G. & Evelyn Christina (Muterspaw) Chittum. He served as a Private First Class with the United States Army National Guard from 1970 to 1976.

    John worked in construction as a drywall finisher for more than 38 years. He was a member of Clay City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6606 & American Legion Post #0225, the Bean Blossom Baptist Church in Brown County and a former member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar. John was a fan of NASCAR with Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Tony Stewart being his favorite drivers. He enjoyed spending time in the woods hunting deer and mushrooms. John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

    The Chittum family will receive friends at the Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday. The Rev. James Brown will conduct a funeral service 10 am on Thursday at the funeral home.

    Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military graveside rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

    Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Chittum family at

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  • Gene Fox, 75 passed away September 8

    September 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Gene Fox, 75 of Nashville, died peacefully Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 7 am at his home.

    Gene was Owner-Operator of ABF Business Forms, a member of Brown County Lions Club, a member and former Master Mason at Ovid Masonic Lodge. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed NASCAR, IU Basketball and cutting fire wood.

    The funeral will be conducted at 10am Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with Dr. Richard Halladay officiating.

    Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday and 9am to time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

    Brown County Lions Club will conducted a memorial service at 7:30 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

    A graveside service will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in

    Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

    Online condolences may be sent to the Fox family at
    Gene was born in Anderson on May 3, 1937 the son of Robert and Beatrice Funk Fox.
    He married Jeanne Fisher on November 29, 1996.

    Survivors include his wife, children Cheryl Larson of Wyoming, Cindy (Keith) Richardson of Indianapolis and Connie (Tom) Zornes of McCordsville, stepson Brett (Jami) DeBord of Anderson, brother Carl Fox of Prairie Hill, MD, sister Diane Fox of New Orleans, grandchildren Ashley Forman, Brandon Larson, Amanda and Amber Richardson, Sarah, Krista and Faith Zornes and 2 great granddaughters.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  • Marshall C. Lucas, Sr., 67 passed away September 7

    September 8, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Marshall C. Lucas Sr., 67 of North Gladstone Ave., died Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

    Marshal was a Truck Driver and a member of Seymour Community Church.

    The funeral will be conducted at 10am Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Rev. Anthony Martin officiating.

    Family and friends may call from 4 to 8pm Tuesday and 9am to time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

    Burial will be at Duncan Cemetery in Brown County.

    Online condolences may be sent to the Lucas family and a video tribute may be viewed at

    Mr. Lucas was born in Brown County on September 20, 1944 the son of Herman and Gladys Deckard Lucas.

    Survivors include his children Marshall C. (Cheryl) Lucas Jr. and Ramona Stader both of Columbus, sister Alma Stott of Columbus, 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Raymond, Elza, Marvin, Doyle and Glenn Lucas, sisters Irene Fields and Shirley Bowling and a son Tony Dale Lucas.

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  • Memorial service set for Donald Cloud

    September 8, 2012 • News, ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service for Donald Cloud, 86, of Bloomington, who died Aug. 30, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Chapel of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Gary Lee Axsom, 61 passed away September 3

    September 7, 2012 • ObituariesComments Off

    Gary Lee Axsom, 61 of Commiskey, died Monday, September 3, 2012.

    He was born April 27, 1951, near Nashville, Ind., to Marshall Leon & Emma Rachel (East) Axsom.

    He is survived by his son, Gary Petro, and daughter, Crystal Tyler, both of North Vernon; brother, Hershel & Judy Axsom of Columbus; sister, Deborah Sandefur of Commiskey; and 5 grandchildren, Hailey, Hallee, Dalton, Lacey & Jonny.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Cecil & Altha (Ross) Axsom; and granddaughter, Hannah Faith.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

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