Obituaries

Joseph Petty

Joseph Petty, age 68, a New Castle resident, passed away January 13, 2021. He was born July 14, 1952 in New Castle, Indiana, a son of the late Thomas and Barbara Petty. Joe was a 1970 graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. He loved Trojan Basketball and was a member of the Cheerleading Squad. […]

Sarah Elizabeth Maley

Sarah Elizabeth Maley, 34, of Knightstown, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Sugar Creek Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center following an extended illness. She was born September 15, 1986 in Greenfield, the daughter of Timothy E. and Mary D. (Camplin) Maley. Sarah was a 2005 graduate of Knightstown High School, attended Ball State University and […]

Gregory Eugene Givens

Gregory Eugene Givens died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 unexpectedly. He was born to Margaret and Eugene Givens on March 17, 1951. Greg was a lifelong resident of Henry County and resided in New Castle, IN. He graduated from Walter P. Chrysler Memorial High School in 1969. He retired from Guide Lamp Division of General […]

Steven T. Morris

Steven Taylor Morris, 67, died peacefully in his Indianapolis home on February 10 from complications of ALS. Steve was born in New Castle, Indiana, the son of Taylor (“Tim”), whose family included early settlers of Henry County, and Helen (“Sandy”) Morris. From childhood, Steve was curious about how things worked, especially electrical things, and he […]

James L. Small

Former Mayor James L. Small, 80, of New Castle, died Sunday, January 31, 2021, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, following an extended illness from incurable cancer of the prostate, attributed by the Veterans Administration to his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam. He was born June 28, 1940, in Shelbyville, […]

Calvin “Buzz” Leonard Duff

Born at home in Roane County, Tennessee on April 17, 1935, Calvin “Buzz” Leonard Duff, 85, of New Castle passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle following an extended illness. He graduated from Lincoln High School, the Wampus Cats, in Cambridge City, IN in 1953, and attended New Mexico […]

Jeanette Tabor

Jeanette Tabor, 86, a resident of New Castle passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Henry Community Health. She was born October 23, 1934 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Cleff and Laura Jane (Jones) Madden. Jeanette was a 70 year member of Northside Church of God in New Castle where she taught Sunday […]

Joan M. Davis

Joan M. (McShirley) Davis passed away on December 29, 2020 at Clear Vista Health Campus. She was born the fourth child of Silvia and Herbert McShirley on March 12, 1925. She was raised in Sulphur Springs, Indiana and would often remark that there was something special about growing up in a small town. She attended […]

Lena “Gay” Matthews

Lena “Gay” Matthews, 85, of New Castle passed away on December 30, 2020, after complications from COVID-19. She was born in Byrdstown, Tennessee on December 15, 1935 to the late W. O. Neal and Mattie Massengale Neal. She lived most of her life in New Castle and attended New Castle Schools. Gay retired from Chrysler […]

David Gratner Sr.

On August 27, 1925 Floyd and Etta Gratner welcomed the birth of their son David. On December 28, 2020 with his wife Carolyn at his side, David began his ride into the sunset. He was born and raised on the family farm in Rensselaer, Indiana. His father’s repair shop is where David began his love […]