Obituaries - Ernest G. McConnell

Ernest G. McConnell

Ernest G. McConnell, Jr., 92, of Straughn, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at The Addison Place in New Castle. He was born December 30, 1923 at home in Lewisville, the son of Ernest Glen and Elizabeth M. (Sorrell) McConnell. Ernie graduated from Lewisville High School in 1941 and farmed for many years. He retired from Chrysler in 1976 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Richsquare Friends Church and First Friends Meeting in New Castle.

Obituaries - Laura H. Million

Laura H. Million

RICHMOND, Ind. – Laura H. Million, age 93, of Richmond, Indiana, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Reid Health. Born July 7, 1923, in Franklin County, Indiana, to Ben and Margaret Meer Handorf, Laura lived in Richmond for most of her life. She retired in 1988 as a cook with the Richmond Community Schools after working there for 16 years. Laura worked at Decca Records and International Harvester.

Obituaries - Lena Francis

Lena Francis

Richmond, Ind. – Lena Francis, age 72, of Richmond, Indiana, died Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born October 30, 1944, in Manchester, Kentucky, to Gus and Bam Howard Gray, Lena lived in this community for most of her life. She retired from Belden after working there for over 25 years. Lena was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Richmond.

Sandra Cole

Sandra Cole, 71, of Richmond passed away December 23, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was born in Richmond to Elmer Joseph and Mildred Louise Goss Pugh and lived in Telico Plains, TN for 15 years before returning to Richmond for the last 14 years of her life. She worked at WELCO and was a cashier at Sonoco gas station. She is survived by her six brothers and sisters; Betty (Jack) Dooley of Centerville, Rose (Gene) Jackson of Richmond, Linda Simpson (her cat Sockies) of Richmond, Tommy (Nancy) Pugh of Richmond, David (Joan) Pugh of Abington, Steve (Rebecca) Pugh of Williamsburg, several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a special friend and cousin Sheila Atkins of Richmond; her friend Tommy Jackson and dog Little Sassy.

Obituaries - Julia Eileen Pegg

Julia Eileen Pegg

RICHMOND, Ind. – Julia Eileen Pegg, age 75, of Richmond, Indiana, died Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Reid Health. Born February 24, 1941, in Centerville, Indiana, to John and Millie Shearer Soper, Eileen was a 1959 graduate of Richmond High School. She was a teacher’s aide for Richmond Community Schools. Eileen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where she was the choir director and song leader, and she attended Hillcrest Baptist Church for many years.

Obituaries - Cecelia Ann Cema

Cecelia Ann Cema

RICHMOND, Ind. – Cecelia Ann Cema, age 67, of Richmond, Indiana, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born November 14, 1949, in Muncie, Indiana, to Robert L. and Phyllis Wolf Miller, Celia lived in this community for most of her life. She graduated from Centerville High School in 1968 and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University in 1972. Celia was a life member of the Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary.