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January 9, 2019

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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, Januar y 9, 2019 C-7 OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday OBITUARY DEADLINE 5 p.m. Every Monday ARTHUR "ART" LELAND MILEY Arthur "Art" Leland Mi- ley, 87, died on December 28, 2018, in La Jolla, Calif., from natural causes. He was born Novem- ber 29, 1931, south of Pe- tersburg, in a rural farm- house that was built by his great-grandfather in 1870. He attended a one-room rural grade school in Pike County and graduated from Petersburg High School in 1950. Twenty years later, he was elected to the Peters- burg High School Hall of Fame. He was grateful that his Pike County, Ind., roots run six generations deep. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Indiana University in 1954 and in 1956 married Bar- bara (Babs) Tolbert, of Vin- cennes. Their life-long de- votion to each other was al- ways evident as they encour- aged and supported each other to excel in their call- ings. His 48 -year active busi- ness career took him and his family to several states, including the New York City area, where he had been recruited as a division vice-president with PepsiCo Inc. In 1971, he was elected the president of the Plan- ning Executives Institute, a national professional busi- ness planning organization of 3,000 business planning executives. A few years after moving to San Diego, Calif., in 1969, he acquired a Christian pub- lishing company and was well-known in the Christian publishing community. Fol- lowing his retirement from the publishing business, he often mentored first-time authors by assisting them in writing and publishing their books. He maintained an interest in and wrote some books on Petersburg High School and Pike Coun- ty history. His passion was serving the church, and he was ac- tively involved in several or- ganizations rooted in Chris- tian ministry. He was bap- tized at the age of 14 in a coal mine lake with the Brenton Chapel Church near Ca- to. He was a long-time ac- tive and ardent member of the Mt Soledad Presbyteri- an Church in La Jolla, Calif. He is survived by Barbara "Babs," his wife of 62 years; and four children, Sam, of Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Mi- ley Williams, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dan, of San Diego, Ca- lif. and Brett, of Lemont, Ill.; and seven grandchildren: Kate Miley, of Nashville, Tenn., Elizabeth and John Arthur Williams, of Cincin- nati, Ohio, Erin and Rachel Miley, of San Diego, Calif., and Jack and Emma Miley, of Lemont, Ill.; a nephew, Steve Brenton, of Wades- ville; and niece, Marcee Brenton Griffin, of Evans- ville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Mi- ley, Sr. and Ruth Robinson Miley McClellan, of Peters- burg; an infant son, Scott Miley; and a sister, Lila Mi- ley Brenton. A viewing will be from 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg, imme- diately followed by the fu- neral service at the funer- al home. Following the funeral service, interment will be in the Memorial Park Cem- etery in Vincennes. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care. BILLY M. TISLOW, On January 3, 2019, sur- rounded by his family, Bil- ly M. Tislow, 94, of Battle Ground, Ind., left his earthly home on the beautiful banks of the Wabash to be with his beloved wife, Virginia, and his Lord in Heaven. He was born on April 26, 1924, in Petersburg, to Wal- ter Tislow and Ruth (Cole- man) Tislow. He was an on- ly child, which, according to him, was "Sometimes good and sometimes bad." His early education in- cluded elementary schools in Gary, Oakland City and Petersburg. In the Fall of 1938, he entered the Wig- wam of the Petersburg High School Indians. While there, he played football with Char- lie and Irene Hodges' sons Bob and Bud (Gil), and he helped edit the Warhoop, which was the school news- paper. Like most students, he had a job during school, and he was the envy of all of his friends because he was the usher, ticket taker, and popcorn seller at the Lincoln Theatre, which meant that he was able to see the latest movies for free. At that time, PHS did not have a light- ed football field, so games were played on Saturday af- ternoons. It was not until his senior year that lights were installed on the field, and his boss at the Lincoln gra- ciously allowed him to take off on Friday nights so that he could join his team on the gridiron. He was also elected President of his se- nior class and he was a Cum Laude graduate of PHS in May of 1942. World War II had been un- derway for six months when he entered the service. He joined the Army Air Corps and he was assigned to com- munications and began a se- ries of schools. He was as- signed to the 4th A AF (P- 38s) and to on-the-job train- ing in Ontario, Canada. He said that "The powers that be got tired of him goofing off in sunny California" and decided to send him over- seas. While overseas, he was a member of the 10th A AF, 51st Fighter Group, 51st Fighter Control Squad- ron and the China-Bur- ma-India Theatre. He received his discharge in February of 1946. Once he was back in the States, he took advantage of the GI Bill, which he said is the "greatest piece of legislation ever enacted." In the Fall of 1946, he enrolled at Indiana State Teachers College and received his Bachelor of Sci- ence degree in 1950. Short- ly after, he received his Mas- ter's Degree from Indiana State University, and his Educational Specialist De- gree (Ed.S) from Indiana University. July 30, 1950, was one of the happiest days of his life, as he wed his "Sweet- ie," Virginia Palmer. From this union, two sons, Mike and David, were born. He knew that he needed to seek employment to sup- port his family, and he se- cured his first teaching job as a teacher/coach at Mt. Olympus High School. He coached all sports and he even laid out a football field so that football could return to Mt. Olympus as a varsi- ty sport. Next, he went on to teach and coach at Scot- land High School, Lyons High School and Dale High School. He then transitioned from teaching to school ad- ministration. He returned to Mt. Olympus High School as principal in 1955. While at Mt. Olympus, he was elected to the In- diana High School Athlet- ic Association as a mem- ber of the IHSA A Board of Control. During this time, an increase in officials for the state tournament was made, which was a welcome change that was accepted by principals, coaches and ath- MAURICE WOOLSEY Maurice Woolsey, 87, of Winslow, formerly of Evans- ville, passed away at 8:20 p.m. EST on January 4, 2019, at home. He was born Decem- ber 19, 1931, in Evansville, to Valoris T. and Gladys I. (Corn) Woolsey. He served his country both in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army and for over 20 years in the National Guard. He attended Petersburg Naz- arene Church. He retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of employment. He was a past member of Less- ing Masonic Lodge #464 and a member of Scottish Rite. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Doris (Scarlett) Woolsey; daughter, Lisa Ben- ton; stepdaughters, Kathy Kuhn, Vicki Wright, Madon- na Darling and Stacey Sie- mantel; stepson, David De- Bruler; grandchildren, Jer- rod Williams, Brandon Wil- liams and Melanie Benton; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grand- children. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 28 years, Nancy (See) Woolsey, who passed away in 2003; daughter, Cathy Williams; and brother, Boyd Woolsey. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Petersburg Naz- arene Church, with Rever- end David Warren officiat- ing. Burial was in Augusta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospi- tal, 501 St. Jude Place, Mem- phis, TN 38105. Arrangements were han- dled by Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Fam- ily Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN. Condolences may be made to the family online at letic directors. In 1962, he presented the Evansville Bosse Bulldogs with their championship rings at Hin- kle Fieldhouse. Also during this time, he taught sever- al night classes at Oakland City College. In 1959, he was named principal of Wheatland High School, and then returned to Dale High School as prin- cipal in 1964. In 1969, he made his last move to Ross- ville High School as prin- cipal/teacher. He retired from Rossville Consolidat- ed School Corporation in 1990 after 40 years in Indi- ana public education. A fter his retirement, he taught part-time at Ivy Tech for five years. He loved teach- ing, but he thought that af- ter forty-five years, it was time to take a break, so he hung it up. In 1983, he helped start the Tecumseh Basha (La- fayette), and he was later named Commander. In 1987, he became Commander of the Indiana State China-Bur- ma-India (CBI) Veterans As- sociation. Please stop by the cemetery at the Indiana Vet- erans' Home to see the mon- ument placed there by the Indiana CBI. In 1995, he and his wife, Virginia, became co-edi- tors of the Hump Express. The "Hump" was the name given to the Himalaya Moun- tains by the pilots and crew who flew over the Himala- yas from Assam, India, to the bases in western China. He says, "Well, I guess that's that. It was a 'good ride,' and to all who helped me along the way, THANK YOU! That's all, folks! " His surviving family in- cludes sons, Mike (Beth), of Battle Ground, and Dave, of San Diego, Calif.; his grandchildren, Sarah (Aar- on) Gustin, of Lafayette, Jeff (Ashlie) Tislow, of Lafay- ette, and Evan Tislow, of La- fayette; and his great-grand- children, Hallie and Taylor Tislow, Austin, Jacob, and Johnathan Gustin; and cous- ins Karen (Steve) Connair, of Annandale, Va., Thom- as (Flora) Tislow, of Cerri- tos, Calif., and Paula Page, of Garden City, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of sixty-five years, Virginia, who passed away on March 2, 2016. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Janu- ary 10, 2019, at Trinity Unit- ed Methodist Church, where he was a member, with visi- tation one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place this summer at Wal- nut Hills Cemetery in Pe- tersburg. His family would like to extend sincerest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kurt Schleck and his nurse, Li- sa, as well as the fabulous IU Health hospice staff, in- cluding Della, Valerie, and Bonita at IU Medical. Hippensteel Funeral Home was entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www. hippensteelfuneralservice. com. MICHAEL KEITH FREDERICK Michael Keith Frederick, 58, of Petersburg, passed away January 4, 2019, in Jasper. He was born March 20, 1960, to Donald Ray and Maebelle Frederick in Washington, Ind. He worked many years for Indianapolis Power and Light as a lab technician. He had a lifelong passion for farming. He is survived by his wife, Patty Frederick, of Peters- burg; sons, Jamen (Megan) Frederick and Alec Freder- ick, of Petersburg; mother, Maebelle Frederick, of Pe- tersburg; brothers, Brian and Dean Frederick; and sis- ter, Jeanine ( Jason) Craig. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Ray Fred- erick; and his brother, Steve Frederick. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Gospel Center Church in Petersburg, with Pastor Rodney Fretwell officiating. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Hills Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church and will be from 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday morning. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care. BRIAN E. ARNOLD Brian E. Arnold, 52, of Ve- ro Beach, Fla., passed away January 4, 2019, at VNA Hos- pice House in Vero Beach. He was born in Princeton and lived in Vero Beach for 27 years, coming from Spur- geon. He was a graduate of Pike Central High School Class of 1984. He has worked as an au- tomotive technician at Dyer Chevrolet in Vero Beach for 20 years. Before moving to Vero Beach, he was a member of New Liberty General Baptist Church in Coe. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 24 years, Dor- othy Arnold, of Vero Beach; daughter, Amanda Arnold, of Vero Beach; son, Dillon Ar- nold, of Vero Beach; moth- er, Sue Arnold, of Spur- geon; brother, Scott Arnold, of Spurgeon; sister, Susan (Rick) Bailey, of Spurgeon; nephew, Jacob (Delaney) Bai- ley, of Mackey; niece, Bobbie Jean Dembo Ingle, of English; mother-in-law, Dorothy Bos- er, of Vero Beach; brothers- in-law, Dennis (Kim) Boser, of Pt. Jefferson, N.Y., Ron- ald (Carmen) Boser, of St. James, N.Y., Donald (Heath- er) Boser, of Clayton, N.C., and Robert ( JoAnn) Boser, of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Mary Boser, of Vero Beach, and Belinda McDaniel, of Monticello, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Arnold; and a nephew, Joshua Bailey. The Dyer Auto Group wants to recognize the years of dedication and hard work that Brian put in at their Ve- ro Beach Chevrolet store. Brian always had a big heart for the younger technicians and wanted to help them suc- ceed. It is in this spirit that they have created the Bri- an Arnold Golden Wrench Program which will encour- age and reward young tech- nicians entering the auto- motive business for years to come through continued education and mentorship programs. To make a dona- tion, contact Jonathan Har- die, General Manager at (772)469 -3000 or email jhar- Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Central Assembly of God, Vero Beach. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. Interment will be in New Lib- erty Cemetery, Coe, Ind., following funeral services at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel in Oakland City, Ind. A guest book is available at PEGGY FARR AR (CAIN) CARTER Peggy Farrar (Cain) Car- ter, 82, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at her home in Menifee, Calif., She was born April 17, 1936, in Obion County, Tenn., to the late Lum Ed- ward and Ima (Farrar) Cain. She moved to Indiana at a young age, then to Califor- nia when she married Lar- ry Noel Carter. She was a seamstress and a home health care provider for 30 years. She is survived by her chil- dren, Larry, Debbie, Pam, Roy and Candi; nine grand- children; 12 great-grand- children; one sister, Dorothy Campbell; and one brother, Charlie Cain. She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Marie Alexander, Mable Sharp and L.E. Cain; and husband, Larry Carter. She will have a celebra- tion of life at a later date in Menifee, Calif. (DVW:DOQXW6WUHHW (DVW:DOQXW6WUHHW GFKRVSRUJ (DVW:DOQXW6WUHHW :DVKLQJWRQ,1 GFKRVSRUJ (DVW:DOQXW6WUHHW :DVKLQJWRQ,1 GFKRVSRUJ (DVW:DOQXW6WUHHW :DVKLQJWRQ,1 GFKRVSRUJ BR ADLEY LEE WILHITE Bradley Lee Wilhite, 42, passed away on December 20, 2018, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was born on Febru- ary 9, 1976, in Vincennes, to Paul and Mary (Gaines) Wilhite. He graduated from Pike Central High School in 1994 and attended Ball State Uni- versity in Muncie. He gradu- ated from Ball State in 1998. He is survived by his par- ents, Paul and Mary Wilhite; his sister, Jamie Lynn Chap- man; niece, Taelyn Chap- man; one aunt; two uncles; and his beloved Italian Grey- hounds. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Rich- ard and Bernice Wilhite, and L.M. and Neoma Gaines. Graveside services will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. EST at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Camp- belltown. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care. In lieu of flowers, the fam- ily has asked that donations be made to PAWS of Peters- burg, 4224 N. Meridian Rd., Petersburg, IN 47567. Continued on page 8

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