Thomas “Dallas” Davis

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Tuesday 03 February 2015 - 13:05:56

            Thomas “Dallas” Davis, 22,  was a man you would be blessed to have known.  His friends and family remember his smile, laughter, his kindness, his loyalty, his unending dedication to those he loved, and his limitless love for God and others.  He felt called by God to share Love with the world, and he did this with reckless abandon.  His motto was, “Do stuff for Jesus.”

            As his pastor and friend, I can attest with no degree of uncertainty that there is no limit to the praise I could heap upon Dallas.   This unfortunate obituary cannot provide the space, so I will try to touch on the important points.

            His life was, in many ways, music.  He lived and breathed music.  It was on his mind in some way at any given moment.  He was a hoarder of instruments, and attempted to learn how to play as many as he had time for.  He wrote countless songs from his heart; songs he was eager to share with anyone who would listen.  His lyrics reflect a thoughtful soul filled with God’s love. 

            Dallas also shared himself with the world through his artwork.  He was always creating beautiful things whenever pencil and paper were in arm’s length.  There is no telling how many drawings will turn up in the coming months.  Each reflects a thought, mood, or feeling that came from the mind and heart of Dallas.  In many ways, he was constantly drawing his own self portrait. 

At the time of his death, he was a Jr. at Indiana Wesleyan University.  He was studying to be a minister of the Gospel.  Although he was unable to graduate on account of his untimely death, those who knew him can attest that he was already a minister of the Gospel.  He touched countless lives in countless ways. 

          He was a student pastor at Central Christian Church.  He started attending our church when he was 15 and was baptized there.  On the morning he died, he was on his way to our church to read that morning’s scripture before my sermon.  The text he would have read to us was Hebrews 10:32-36.  It contains a call to courage and joy in times of trial and suffering.  He has changed the life of the church community with which he shared his heart.  We will not be anything like the same without him. 

        He was a part of numerous communities: Jalapa Church, the Upper Room Bible study group, Walmart, and many others.  He had a heart for the marginalized, and those that many church folk might write off at a glance.  His long-term goal was to create some sort of tattoo parlor ministry.  He was an apprentice in at Filament Tattoo Shop in Wabash, IN, and he hoped to use tattoos as a means of spreading the Gospel of Jesus.  Those who have had themselves inked with Dallas’ designs are still sharing him and his love with the world. 

      We miss you Dallas.  You brought joy into our life that is deeper than words can express.  We love you, believe in you, and long to see you again.  By God’s grace we shall. 


Survivors Include: Brother - Dillon Davis, Grandmother - Marsha Curtis, Great Grandmother - Colleen Harrigan, Mother - Kelly Davis, Father - Timothy Davis, Grandmother - Charlotte Brewer, Uncle - John Thomas, Uncle - Wesley Curtis, Aunt - Janet Davis, Aunt - DeeDee Wiecking, Friends - Jacob Hodge,  Stephen Greene and many cousins and friends.


Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Central Christian Church 201 S. First Street Van Buren on Friday, February 06, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A service to celebrate Dallas’ life will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastors Heath & Kelly Jones officiating. 


Preferred memorials:  Central Christian Church 201 S. 1st St.  Van Buren IN  46991                            

Larry Lee Montjoy

Location - Downing & Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva, Indiana | Posted - Friday 30 January 2015 - 06:10:49

Larry Lee Montjoy, 68, of Geneva, IN, passed away at 12:10 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Montjoy Residence in Geneva, IN.  He was born on Tuesday, April 16, 1946, in Portland, IN.  Larry was a 1964 graduate of Portland High School.  He was a lifetime member of the Patriots Guard.  Larry also was an avid dog racer.      


Family surviving Larry are his Daughter - Shelley Pennington, Portland, IN., Daughter - Kimberly (husband, Bruce) Sutton, Portland, IN., Daughter - Stephania  (husband, Timothy) Taylor, Berne, IN., Daughter - Kelli (husband, Michael) Rutter, Celina, OH., Son - Todd Miller, Celina, OH., Son - Larry "FATZ" (wife, Sarah) Mooney, North Beach, MD., Daughter - Jennifer (husband, Charles) Randle, Fort Wayne, IN., Sister - Judy (husband, Bobby) Fellers, Portland, IN., Sister - Pamela (husband, Alan) Montjoy-Jackson, Decatur, IN., 27 Grandchildren, and 12 Great Grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his Father - Taylor Clark Montjoy, Mother - Wilma Madonna Montjoy

Brother - Jeffrey Montjoy, Sister - Talamara Pennington, Brother - Bill Hartley, and Grandson - Nick Taylor.



Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home 100 N Washington Street Geneva on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


Preferred memorials:  To The Family For Funeral Expenses                                     


Arrangements are being handled by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.



James F. Miller

Location - Glancy-H.Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren, Indiana | Posted - Wednesday 28 January 2015 - 17:34:07

James F. Miller, 80, of Warren, IN, passed away at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.  He was born on Saturday, September 15, 1934, in Wells County, IN.  He married Agatha Highley on Sunday, August 21, 1955 in Warren, IN.  James retired from Dana Corporation, Marion, IN, in 1992.  He enjoyed I.U. Basketball and also enjoyed fishing. James was a US Army Veteran.


Survivors include: wife - Agatha (Highley) Miller, Warren, IN; daughters - Cindy (Bob) Haley, Huntington, IN and Connie Shook, White House, TN; son - Garry (Lisa) Miller, Warren, IN; brothers - Wayne "Bud" Miller, Bluffton, IN and Clayton Miller, Columbia City, IN; sister - Catherine Patch, Berne, IN; 6-Grandchildren and  5-Great Grandchildren


He was preceded in death by his: parents – Elwood and Lula (Payne) Miller; daughter - Cathy Kay; brother - Alfred Miller; sisters - Martha Nicholson and Ruby Gibbs


Family and friends may gather to share and remember at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home 203 N Matilda St. Warren, IN on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


A service to celebrate James’s life will be at Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral at 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with Pastor Kathy Newton officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren, IN.


Joyce Elaine Cook

Location - Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier, IN | Posted - Saturday 31 January 2015 - 17:15:19

Joyce Elaine Cook, 76, of Montpelier, IN, passed away at 2:45 AM on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Millers Merry Manor in Hartford City.  She was born on Sunday, January 22, 1939, in Adams County, IN.  She married Richard Cook on December 15, 1956; he passed away on March 10, 2005.  Joyce formerly worked at Montpelier Glove Factory, Ledbetter Meats and Maletto & Sons Packaging. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting Owl figurines and cleaning.


Survivors include: Son - Ronnie (Juli) Cook, Montpelier, IN., Son - Rock (Joann) Cook, Gaston, IN., Son - Randy (Rita) Cook, Keystone, IN., Daughter - Renee Cook, Hartford City, IN., Son - Ricky Cook, Montpelier, IN., Daughter - Rolella Cook, Montpelier, IN., Daughter - Rachel Sills, Dunkirk, IN and Daughter - Robin Cook, Montpelier, IN.


She was preceded in death by her Parents- Forest & Helen Meyers Beer and Husband - Richard Cook.


In honoring Joyce’s wishes, there will be no viewing hours or funeral services held.


Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier

Martha Elizabeth (Thompson) Scott

Location - Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, Indiana | Posted - Thursday 29 January 2015 - 17:59:34

Martha Elizabeth (Thompson) Scott, 93, passed away at 1:30AM on January 29, 2015 at heritage Pointe in Warren, IN. She was born May 14, 1921 in Hagerstown, MD to William James Thompson & Laura Alice (Fornshell) Thompson. She attended Van Buren High School and graduated with the Class of 1939. She married Joseph A Scott on October 19, 1941 at Van Buren Central Christian Church and they were together for 53 years, until he passed away in 1994. She was a member of the church choir most of her life and was also Financial Secretary for a number of years and a member of the Sonshine Class. She also served as Deaconess. Martha and Joe served as Youth Counselors and chaperoned many Possum trips through the years.

She was employed by Rifner Medical Services under Dr. E.S.Rifner MD for 27 years and later under Marion Family Practice. She was a member of the Van Buren Lioness Club, Theta Club, T-Timers Extension Homemakers Club and Epta Epsilon organization. Martha was a member of the Wednesday morning coffee club, who met at Arbys for fellowship.

Survivors include her son, Michael J. (Diana) Scott of Lakeland, FL and a daughter Teresa A White of Swayzee IN. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren: Don (Deborah) Scott, Fort Wayne, IN., Amy (Bruce) Boren, Chesterton, IN., Michele (Clark) Stoller, Bluffton, IN., Ryan (Lora) White, Upland, IN, Chad (Teresa) White, Columbia City, IN. Also, 12 great-grandchildren: Michael Stoller, Ft. Wayne, Caleb Stoller & Calvin Stoller, Bluffton, Kyle Boren, Vincennes, Austin Boren & Conner Boren, Chesterton, Morgan Morrison, Pensacola, Fl., Avery White, CeCe White & Curtis White, Upland, Macy & Benjamin White, Columbia City. One step-great grandson, Chad Sorg, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister-Hazel Hall, Brothers-James & Kenneth Thompson, Son-in-law-Daniel White, 2 stepfathers- Emory Lee & Clarence Losure.

Family and Friends may gather to share and remember at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home 201 W. Main St., Van Buren on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.

A service to celebrate Martha’s life with be at the Van Buren Central Christian Church 201 S. 1st St. at 11:00AM on Monday, February 2, 2015, with viewing one hour prior to the service. Pastor Heath Jones will be officiating and Pastor Clark Stoller is assisting. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Marion.

Preferred memorials are: Van Buren Central Christian Church and Family Life Hospice, Berne, IN.

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