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Marjorie “Margie” Lloyd

Marjorie “Margie” Lloyd, 90, of Rochester, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012.  No services or visitation are scheduled.  Memorials may be made to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Home-Kewanna Chapel.

Gerald Briney

Gerald Briney, 83, of Rochester, Indiana passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012.  A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester.  Visitation is Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  Military graveside rites willl be conducted.  Memorials may be made to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation for Fulton County Animal Education.

Dale K. Petersen

Dale K. Petersen, 89, of Rochester, Indiana passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester.  Visitation is Monday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Honor Guard and the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Phyllis J. Bailey

Phyllis J. Bailey, 81, of Rochester, Indiana passed away Friday, November 9, 2012.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.  Visitation is Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County and United Ministries of Fulton County.

Randy Hawk

Randy Hawk, 54, of Leitersford, Indiana passed away Friday, September 14, 2012.  A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester, Indiana.  Visitation is Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. ET and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marcella “Sally” Agnes Lloyd

Marcella “Sally” Agnes Lloyd, 88, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.  Funeral services will be Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Harrison-Metzger and Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel.  Visitation is Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. ET at the funeral home.

Fred Ditmire

Fred Ditmire, 77, of Delong, Indiana, passed away Monday, January 16th, 2012.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester, Indiana.  Visitation is Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. ET and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice or to the Leitersford United Methodist Church.

Brenda Hardin

Brenda Hardin, 44, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Saturday, January 7th, 2012.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. CT at the Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.  Visitation is Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT at the Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

Police Continue to Search for Roy Bell

Roy Bell

William B. Scroggs

Jason A. Miller

One suspect remains at large in a shooting incident in Rochester that took the life of a former Starke County woman.

Police have arrested William Scroggs, 25, of Delong, and Jason Miller, 34, of Plymouth in the incident. They reportedly shot and killed 81-year-old Wilma Upsall at a home in Rochester after they forcibly entered into the home where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law. An autopsy confirmed that she died from a single gunshot wound.

Scroggs and Miller were arrested after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Monterey after the vehicle they were driving crossed the center line and was exceeding the speed limit. A ten minute police pursuit ended when the vehicle crashed on State Road 117 north of State Road 110. Miller and Scroggs fled on foot and were arrested. A third man in the vehicle, Roy Bell, 24, of Rochester remains at large today.

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Former Starke County Woman Found Murdered in Rochester Home

A former Starke County woman was found murdered at her home in Rochester.

Indiana State Police officers responded to 6832 W. Olson Road where the owners of the residence reported a possible murder. The residents came home from work and reportedly found a rear door to the house open. Police say the owners found Wilma Upsall’s body on the floor of the residence and investigators say she was shot and died from her injuries. An autopsy will determine an exact cause of death.

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Reed Jacobs, Jr.

Reed Jacobs, Jr., 67, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, September 20th, 2011.  Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. CT at the Free United Baptist Church in North Judson, Indiana.  Visitation is Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. CT at the O’Donnell Funeral Home in North Judson and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Ronald (Ronnie) Lee Bailey

Ronald (Ronnie) Lee Bailey, 66, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Sunday, September 5th, 2011.  Military honors will be held Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester.  The family will greet friends following the service until 8:00 p.m. ET.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Camp Scholarship Fund, or to the Fulton County Fund through the Indiana Community Foundation

Anna Mae Rice

Anna Mae Rice, 79, of Rochester, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, May 11th, 2011.  A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, May 14th, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester.  Visitation is Saturday after 10:00 a.m. ET until the time of services at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice of Fulton County.

Vera Mouton

Vera Mouton, 92, of Culver, Indiana, passed away Monday, May 2nd, 2011.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET at the New Life Church in Rochester, Indiana.  Visitation is Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. ET until the time of services at the church.  The Odom Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.

Frances P. Bowersox

Frances P. Bowersox, 98, formerly of Leiters Ford, Indiana, passed away Friday, April 29th, 2011.  A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET at the Good Family Funeral Home in Rochester, Indiana.  Visitation is one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Leiters Ford United Methodist Church.

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