Yearly Archives: 2014


Wallace Smith

Wallace Tenderson Smith, 96, of Mount Vernon passed away July 2, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born January 16, 1918 in Massac County, Ill., to Lewis Wilburn and Elinor M. (Wallace) Smith. Wallace served in the US Army during WWII. He was a school teacher at Marrs Elementary and had been a […]

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Joanie Novak

Joan (Lawrence) Novak, 80, of Evansville passed away July 2, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born May 20, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Charles Sr. and Sarah (Bailey) Lawrence. Joanie was an elementary music teacher in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. […]


Charles Weilbrenner

Charles Thomas Weilbrenner, 71, of Mount Vernon passed away July 2, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He was born December 15, 1942 in Evansville, Ind., the son of the late Charles Manford and Dorothy (Lynch) Weilbrenner. Tom was a Class of 1960 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a 1964 graduate of Purdue […]

Charles Weilbrenner

Eugene Fleming

Eugene Fleming

Eugene Francis Fleming, 83, of Poseyville, Indiana, born to Henry and Ann (Bernd) Fleming on April 8, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was a Korean War Veteran and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife: Maribelle (Boren) Fleming of Poseyville, […]


Mary Williams

Mary Essie Williams, 87, of New Harmony, Indiana, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana. Essie was born the second of four daughters on February 9, 1927 in rural Mount Vernon, Indiana, to Harold and Malinda Stevens Stein. She married Billy Ray Williams on February 2, 1946, in Evansville, Indiana. […]

Mary Williams

Carolyn Stone, second from left, was named New Harmony’s Outstanding Community Volunteer at the annual Fourth of July celebration. Presenting the award are left to right: Carol Scarafia, representing Tri Kappa, Paul Allison and Kenyon Bailey. Stone’s name will be displayed on a plaque inside the Ribeyre Gymnasium. She also received dinner for two at the Red Geranium and a $100 gift certificate to the Mews. See page A12 for more photos from this event. Photo by Theresa Bratcher

Top Stories for 7-8-14

Posey Fair to begin this week. Mount Vernon ‘prepared’ for grant. Plans released for Posey road repairs. North Posey Black dominates Babe Ruth League. Owen Dunn falls to Rockport, weather. Look for these great stories in this week’s printed copy of The Posey County News.


Epley learns ‘giving back’ early

By Valerie Werkmeister Parents often have dreams for their kids. Doctors or lawyers or maybe a successful businessman are a few career paths they may hope to see their son set foot on. But have you ever heard someone say, ‘I want my son to be an Eagle Scout.’? It’s a shame too because so […]

Dalton Epley, right, and Brandon Tepool start to dig the foundation for the new sidewalk at North Elementary School. The Eagle Scout Project is now completed. Photo submitted

Brandon Duncan

Brandon Michael Duncan, 26, of Poseyville, Indiana, born to Michael Jason Duncan and Tammy Diane (Haggard) Duncan on October 12, 1987, in Evansville, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Wadesville, Indiana. He was a member of the Posey County Saddle Club. He loved to fish and loved his children. Surviving are his father: […]


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Helen Yarbor Houchins, 97, of Griffin, Ind., died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born February 2, 1917, near Keensburg, Ill., the daughter of Ona Woods Yarbor and William Richard Jackson Yarbor. Helen was one of the original employees in 1949 of the old Griffin School lunch program until […]

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Hayden

Nelda Joyce Hayden 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away on the morning of June 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital with her family at her bedside. She was born September 15, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Ind., to Dossie Jones and Milburn (Mills) Jones-Garrett. Nelda loved to play Bingo. She was preceded in death by her parents. […]