Ernest Bright Jr.



03/23/1931-04/14/2013
 
Ernest Bright Jr. age 82, 2901 South Hackley Street Muncie passed away late Sunday night in the I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was born March 23, 1931 in  Portland  the son of Ernest and Goldie (Franks) Bright Sr.  He was retired from Teledyne Portland Forge. He had served with the U.S Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and Moose Lodge all of Portland.
 
Surviving are his wife Madonna, one son Anthony Bright of Portland, three daughters Sandra Sue Reviera of Florida, Faith Ann Partington of Arizona and Diana Lawhead of Portland        Five grandchildren and several great grandchildren
 
Memorial services will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in the Green Park Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Jim Nichols presiding.  Visitation will be in the chapel from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.  Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.   Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.


Wilma E. Shepherd



10/12/1928-04/13/2013
 
Wilma E. Shepherd age 84, 3022 West State Road 26 Portland passed away Saturday afternoon in the Jay County Hospital.  She was born in Jay County October 12, 1928 the daughter of Norval and Dorothy (Harmon) Hotsenpillar.  She was married August 18, 1945 to Robert L. Shepherd and he died November 11, 1996.  She retired from Marsh Supermarkets after thirty years. She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
 
Surviving are one son Dennis Shepherd of Portland, one sister Lois Jacobs of Portland, three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son Gary Shepherd.
 
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Ward presiding.  Burial will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church.


Geraldine L. Smith



12/30/1930-04/09/2013
 
Geraldine L. Smith age 82, 600 South Meridian Street Portland passed away Tuesday evening at her son’s home.  She was born in Blackford County, Indiana December 30, 1930 the daughter of Herman and Audrey (Beason) Runion.  She was a homemaker and had worked for the Shelter Care.
 
Surviving are four sons Barry Runion of Ossian, David Cook of Redkey, Greg Cook of Portland and Scott Cook of Portland, one daughter Beverly Cook of Redkey, one sister Vicky Ashburn of Monterey, TN.  Twenty seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son Mike Cook.
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 6:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Joe Hines presiding.  Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to State of the Heart Hospice.


Harold G. Schwieterman



04/20/1926-04/08/2013
 
Harold G. Schwieterman age 86, 2056 East 300 North Portland passed away Monday in Willowbend Living Center in Muncie.  He was born in Mercer County, Ohio April 20, 1926 the son of Constant and Rosa (Will) Schwieterman.  He was married to Ruth Braun on July 12, 1947 and she survives. He was a farmer and retired from New Idea in Coldwater, Ohio.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Portland Moose Lodge and Fort Recovery VFW.
 
Surviving are his wife Ruth Braun, Four sons Daniel L. Schwieterman (wife Shelly) of Pleasant City, Ohio , Steven P. Schwieterman of Portland, Kenneth E. Schwieterman (wife Erin) of Ridgeville and Harold D. Schwieterman of Indianapolis,  Three daughters Mrs. Ron (Connie) Lingo of Portland, Mrs. Chris (Rosann) Miller of Ridgeville and Lori Gibson of  Portland, One brother Edgar Schwieterman of Delphos, Ohio, One sister Evelyn Geise of  Coldwater, Ohio, Twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by two children Ronnie and Bonnie.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Fr. Robert Moran presiding.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Recovery, Ohio.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  memorials can be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the Choice of the Donor


Paul D. Pinkerton



10/10/1938-04/04/2013
 
Paul D. Pinkerton age 74, 227 West McNeil Street Portland and former Jackson Twp. Resident passed away early Thursday at his home.  He was born in Huntington, Indiana October 10, 1938 the son of Herman and Pearl (Sprinkle) Pinkerton.  He was married June 24, 1960 to Ruthann Foltz who survives.  He served with the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 and was a graduate of Petroleum High School.  He was a farmer, Jay School Corp. Bus Driver, owner of Pinkerton Backhoe and Trucking, worked for Franklin Electric, Jay County Surveyors Office and Geneva Elevator.  He was Jackson Twp. Trustee, member of Sugar Grove Church of Nazarene and Gideons.
 
Surviving are his wife Ruthann, one son Rex Pinkerton (wife Cathy) of Portland, four daughters Lynn Pinkerton of Portland, Irene Pinkerton of Greenwood, Beth Pinkerton of Greenwood and Mrs. John (Rachel) Greene of Greenwood, three sisters Mary Ann Reed of Geneva, Alice James of Keystone and Shirley Duncan of Bluffton, two sister in laws Judy Pinkerton of Keystone and Sue Pinkerton of Geneva, four grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Sheets presiding.  Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.  Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. and prior to the services Monday.  Memorials can be made to Gideon’s International, Hemophilia of Indiana or Sugar Grove Nazarene Church Building Fund.


Phillip Keith McCord



07/05/1938-04/04/2013
 
Phillip Keith McCord age 74, 940 West Water Street Portland passed away Thursday morning at his residence.  He was born in Muncie July 5, 1938 the son of Earl and Flossie (Simms) McCord.  He was married September 21, 1973 to Mary Carolyn Gannom who survives.  He was retired from Mars Pet Care in Portland and had worked at Garden City Zoo in Garden City, KS.
 
Surviving are his wife Carol,  One son Chauncey Springer McCord of Winchester, Four daughters Angie Applegate of Terra Haute, Cindy McCord of Terra Haute, Janie Diamond of Virginia and Kandie McCord of Portland, Four brothers Stanley McCord of Saratoga, Neil McCord of Florida, Gail McCord of Redkey and Earl McCord Jr. of Pennsylvania, Two sisters Sherry McCord of Coldwater and Ermel Reynolds of Winchester, Several grandchildren and great grandchildren
 
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor David Wade presiding.  Burial will follow in the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.  Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay Couonty Cancer Society.


Mildred M. Cavanaugh



04/06/1922- 03/31/2013
 
Mildred M. Cavanaugh age 90,  Portland passed away Sunday morning at her daughters residence.  She was born in Whetstone, England April 6, 1922 the daughter of Rubin Archibold William and Queenie May Charlotte (Dawkins) Conner.  She was married February 6, 1946 to Paul Cavanaugh who survives.  She served with the English AirForce during WWII.  She retired from the Commercial Review Newspaper and had also worked for Muncie Newspapers and Ball Brothers.  She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Wesleyan Circle and Jay County Hospital Aux.


Surviving are her husband Paul, One daughter Diana K. Goodman of Portland, Four grandchildren, Six Great grandchildren, Two Step Grandchildren and Eight Step-Great grandchildren , She was preceded in death by a son Paul Cavanaugh Jr.


Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday in the Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.  Memorials can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church or Choice of the Donor


Dorothy M. Smith



09/05/1931-03/29/2013 
 
Dorothy M. Smith age 81, 209 North Harrison Street Portland passed away Friday at Albany Healthcare.  She was born in Evansville September 5, 1931 the daughter of William L. and Helen (Koenig) Moore.  She retired from Sprint Telephone and also was Portland City Court Clerk.  She  was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
 
Surviving are three daughters Jan Lehman of Keystone, Barbara Smith of Portland and Beverly Stickrath of Portland.  Four grandchildren and three step grandchildren.  Five sisters and three brothers.She was preceded in death by a son Ron Smith.
 
Private funeral services will be held by the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Dilley presiding.  Burial will be in the Green Park Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization 429 North Pennsylvania Street Suite 201 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Harold E. Barger



 05/09/1939-03/29/2013
 
Harold E. Barger age 73, 516 West Walnut Street Portland passed away Thursday evening at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born in Mercer County, Ohio May 9, 1939 the son of Kenneth and Ruth (Bailey) Barger.  He was married December 31, 1971 to Linda Hudson who survives.  He was Production Manager for Pennville Custom Cabinets retiring in 2008 after forty seven years.  He was a 1957 Fort Recovery High School graduate.
 
Surviving are his wife Linda, Four sons Barry Barger (wife Doris) of Dunkirk, Brad Barger of Dunkirk, Marvin Johnson (wife Adriana) of Deerfield Beach, Fl. and Harold Barger Jr. (wife Gina) of Bluffton, Three daughters Belinda Stouter of Eaton, Sherry Hughes of Fort Wayne and Sheila Lloyd of Berne, One sister Virginia Clott of Fort Recovery, Nineteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews
 
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Herb Hummel presiding.  Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society.


F.M. “Ted” Montgomery



08/18/1916-03/26/2013
 
F.M. “Ted” Montgomery age 96, 1134 West Arch Street Portland passed away Monday in Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland.  He was born in Bryant, Indiana August 18, 1916 the son of Frederick and Clara (Engle) Montgomery.  He was married December 31, 1937 to Mary “Betty” Leonhard who passed away July 17, 2001.  He was an insurance agent with Prudential and Peoples Home Life and was former mayor of Portland from 1963-1967. He was a basketball official for many years and basketball radio announcer for WPGW.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Portland Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge #87 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite, Shriners, Jayland Trotting Association and United States Trotting Association.
 
Surviving are one son Phillip Montgomery of Portland, Two daughters Mrs. John (Jane) Minch of Berne and Mrs. Phil (Nan) Rowles of Portland, One sister Esther Resler of Berne, Sister in law Helen Montgomery of Los Alamitos, Ca. Six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding.  Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Memorials can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church or Jayland Trotting Association.


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