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June 23, 2016 • Obituaries
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Hobert J. Brinson

Hobert J. Brinson, age 79, of Osgood, Indiana, very unexpectedly passed away June 21, 2016. He was the son of the late Christopher and Hessie D. Brinson, who was born March 28, 1936, at Somerset, Kentucky. He had been married to Anita Maxine Brinson who preceded him in death in 2001.

Hobe, as he was most commonly known, was a past 23-year employee of American Lifts in Greensburg. His job had taken him all over the US and Canada setting up these huge lifts. Racing was perhaps his greatest hobby! He was extremely talented, involved from the ground floor of building the car, doing the mechanics to racing the car. Hobe and his family traveled to different places in the US enjoying racing and just being together as a family. As he grew older, he followed NASCAR racing on television, shouting the loudest for Jeff Gordon who was his favorite. He was a tall cowboy-like man who wore his cowboy hat, actually did a lot of singing, and had a beautiful smile for everyone! He loved children, he loved his community and he loved life!

He is survived by his loving companion Rosemary Kay Colvin of North Vernon, son James W. McMillan of Lawrenceburg, daughters: Kimberly (John) Ballard of Pittsboro, and Annette (Elden) Maze of Hendersonville, Tennessee; and his sister-in-law Eva Brinson of Waldron, as well as eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Clapp; one daughter, Melissa Johnson; six brothers and four sisters; one grandchild; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be held Friday, June 24, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood with burial at Van Pelt Cemetery in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to Osgood Area Kiwanis. Neal’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visit

James R. Loomis

James R. Loomis, of Sunman, was born on August 18, 1945 in Hamilton, Ohio to James and Evelyn Loomis. On June 20, 2016, at the age of 70, James passed away at his residence. James was a Vietnam Veteran, having served his country in the United States Marines.

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, June 23, from 10:30 a.m. till time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial will follow in the Indiana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Leon Post #464 American Legion. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of James R. Loomis.

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