Judith Kay Stockton

Judith Kay Stockton, 81, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Hendricks Regional Health.

Judith was born in Tangier on June 21, 1942, the daughter of William Ray and Lilly Waunita (Little) Griffin.

Mrs. Stockton was a member of the Eastern Star. She worked as a cook for North Putnam Schools for 30 years, starting at the elementary level and moving to North Putnam High School as a cook and cashier until she retired. She love to sew, crochet and cook.

Survivors include her two sons, Dan Stockton (Jodi) and Scotty Stockton (Jamie); five brothers, Dennis Griffin (Juanita), Terry Griffin, Rogger Griffin (Ruth), Danny Griffin (Rada) and Randy Griffin (Leigh Ann); three sisters, Connie Doan (John), Rebecca Kinderman (Curt) and Connie Griffin; two grandchildren, Ashley McMickle

(Adam) and Cameron Stockton (Chelsey); four great-grandchildren, Maverick and Viviann Stockton and Landon and Harmon McMickle; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 47 years, Arthur Daniel Stockton; an infant son, Christopher Allen Stockton; three brothers, Virgil, Henry and Tim Griffin; two sisters, Patty Hinkle and Peggy Fortner; and two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and Cathy Griffin.

At her request there will be no services, and cremation will take place at a later date.

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Marian Campbell Ford Nelson

Marian Campbell Ford Nelson passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, residing at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle.

She was born March 15, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio, the only child of Walter Wood Campbell of Cherryfield, Maine, and Ruth Osborn Campbell (Keel), born in Hendricks County.

She lived with her maternal grandparents, Charles O. Osborn and Martha E. Fisher Osborn, in Hazelwood from the age of one year to seven-and-a-half years old, attending the first and second grades at the Hazelwood schoolhouse.

At the death of her grandmother in 1932, she lived with her parents in Flint, Mich., returning each summer to Indiana to be with her grandfather and relatives.

In a class of 1,000, in 1942 she graduated with honors as a pre-med student and earnws three letters in major sports from Flint Central High School. She returned to Greencastle in November 1942.

In addition to being a homemaker, she worked as a waitress and a bookkeeper, served as an at-large Putnam County councilor and was a property manager and a licensed medical laboratory assistant.

She is survived by Samuel Jack Butt of Linton, Camille Lynn Dills Bayless of Crawfordsville, John William (Bill) Nelson of Greencastle, Susan F. Bonney of Hollester, Mo., Cindy Pulliam of Lafayette, Kenneth Scott Nelson of Linden and Lisa Jane Nelson of Effingham, Ill. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow in Little Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday.

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Betty Grace Sims Foxx

Betty Grace Sims Foxx, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Asbury Towers.

Betty was born in Greencastle on April 3, 1931, the daughter of George F. and Effie Inis (Reed) Sims, and was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Foxx worked for 15 years as a receptionist at several residence halls for DePauw University. She also worked for General Telephone Corporation for eight-and-a-half years.

Betty was a 50-year member of the Merry J’s Extension Homemakers Club, serving four of those years as a state district representative, and was a founding member of Sherwood Christian Church, the Putnam County Hospital Guild and the Progress History Club.

Survivors include her four children, Marcia Boswell (David), Timothy Foxx (Patti), Karen Wallace and Melissa Ellison (John); four grandchildren, Kenny Foxx, Heather Foxx (Alex Riddle), Heidi Dotson (Hezekiah) and Hannah Ellison; three great-grandchildren, Stella Rose Dotson, Emmett Reid Dotson and Ezra James Dotson; three step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle “Peanut” Foxx; her infant daughter, Teresa Foxx; a son-in-law, Bruce Wallace; and eight brothers and sisters, Floyd, Marvin, Paul, Frank and Maurice Sims and Geneva Dimitroff, Frieda Finney and Norma Albin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Staggers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Greencastle High School Alumni Association c/o the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.

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Charles L. Cox Sr.

Charles L. Cox Sr., 90, of Greencastle, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.

He was born at his family home near Eminence on Dec. 24, 1932 to the late Maurice and Ruth (Maxwell) Cox.

Charles “Sonny” was the oldest child and was raised on a farm in rural Morgan County. He was a graduate of Eminence High School in the class of 1950. Upon leaving the farm, Charles and Vera Jean (Sullivan) Cox wedded on Feb. 9, 1952.

Charles and Vera relocated to Mooresville and welcomed sons Charles Jr. and Douglas.

Charles’ vocation was that of an electrician at Indiana University Health, serving 33 years and retiring in 1994. In retirement he served 15 years in security at the Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, finally retiring at age 87.

His hobbies included home renovations and restoration of antique vehicles. He will also be remembered for his sharp memory and recollection of his long life. He enjoyed making people laugh with his ability to put a humorous twist on his many stories.

Along with his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Vera, oldest son Charles Jr. and his sisters, Darlene Burrell and Jacqueline Hall.

Charles is survived by his son, Douglas Cox and wife Carol of Greencastle; granddaughters Amanda Lucas (Jason) of Danville and Rachel Trbovic (Phil) of Indianapolis; step-grandsons Aaron Jones (Sara Miller) of Plainfield and Pete Jones (Rachel); five step-grandchildren; and a dear companion, Juanetta Fidler of Cloverdale.

Funeral services for Charles will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time of 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mannan Cemetery.

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Henry Oliver Thomas

Henry Oliver Thomas, 98, of Greencastle passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Mill Pond Health Campus.

Henry was born in Rockville on December 23, 1924, the son of Joseph J. and Madge Hazel Thomas (Gross) Thomas, and was a graduate of Rockville High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology from Indiana University.

Mr. Thomas served proudly in United States Navy during WWII. He was a former member of Gobin United Methodist Church. Henry was an FBI Agent for 25 years in Philadelphia, New York City, and New Albany, New York.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sledd Thomas; a son Henry Uel Thomas, (Nancy); a daughter, Susan Elizabeth Frame, (Dave); a brother, Amos Thomas; three grandchildren, Kendi, Tiffany, and Dawniece; five great-grandchildren, Lexton, Mitchell, Zaid, Ayanna and Landon; two step-grandchildren, Summer and Jeremy; a step-great granddaughter, Arysson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Noel F. Thomas, and John Thomas and a sister, Mary Jane Landis.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to WWII Memorial, AM Battle Monuments Commission, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. #501, Arlington, Virginia 22201.

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Roy Thomas Knowling

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Roy Thomas Knowling (Roachdale, Indiana), born in Detroit, Michigan, who passed away on November 28, 2023, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family.

He was predeceased by : his parents, Theodore Knowling and Vera Knowling (Hancock); his daughter Debbie Knowling; his siblings, Carolyn "Susie" Hedrick, Maryann McClure, Cindy Lou Knowling, Teddy Knowling and Hobie Knowling; his nephews, Shawn Storm and Derek Knowling; and his son-in-law David A. VanSickle.

He is survived by : his children, Saralea Gibson (Dave), Rick Knowling (Lisa) and Nanetta Jo VanSickle; his grandchildren, Dustan Lyons (Amee), Darrin Lyons, Blake Knowling (Hanna) and Logan Zeller (Gage); his great grandchildren, Rhett, Ruthlynn Knowling, Easton and Hazel Zeller; and his siblings, Bonnie Storm (John) and Toby Knowling (Catherine). He is also survived by several nieces and, nephews.





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