Ella Jo Briggs, 90

first_imgElla Jo Briggs, 90, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus. Born July 4, 1926 in Griffin, Indiana, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Grace (Axton) Haywood.  She attended school in Grayville, Illinois.  She married Staff Sergeant Louis Mobley who was killed in WW II.  They had one daughter who died in infancy.  Ella had five brothers; Horace, Bill, Tom, Fred, and Norman, all deceased. One sister, Mary Grace Watts of Clinton, Arkansas. Ella married Roger D. Briggs on November 25, 1971 and lived happily for 40 years on his farm in Decatur County.  After Roger sold the farm, they moved to Greensburg where he preceded her in death on February 17, 2004. Roger had four children, Thomas, Steven (Deceased), Lance, and Melanie.  Ella loved her step children as her own. There are eight grandchildren, Amy, Daniel, Nicole, Alex, Katherine, Justin, Christal, and Melanie.; seven great grandchildren. Ella was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Her motto for daily living was “To live each day with an attitude of gratitude. Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more


first_imgScouts from Quigley’s Point in Cavan at the weekend.Donegal scouts certainly weren’t found wanting at a national level at the weekend.Errigal Scout County which covers Donegal and most of Derry and Tyrone were represented at Scouting Ireland’s National Cub Scout Challenge which was held at Castlesaunderson International Campsite near Belturbet by 15th Donegal (Quigley’s Point).Donegal scouts always ‘muck in.’This was Quigley’s Points first time competing at this level and they acquitted themselves fantastically coming home after a wet, mud filled weekend with a Silver Standard. The competition involves the Cub Scouts (aged 9, 10, 11 yrs) undertaking a number of tasks based on Scouting skills, such as campcraft, pioneering, backwoods, orienteering, etc.This year the Challenge was even more strenuous due to the heavy rainfall and very muddy campsite, but this did not deter the young Cub Scouts who revelled in it, always smiling and happy working away despite the elements.The Cub Scouts were delighted when it was announced that they had achieved the Silver Standard which was well deserved.A lot of credit must go the their leader Emma Doherty who has put in an enormous amount of time and effort in preparing them for the weekend. National Cub Scout Programme Commissioner and Challenge organiser Joe Boland said “the standard this year was exceptional and to achieve a Silver Standard at their first attempt was terrific and Quigley’s Point were fantastic ambassadors of Errigal Scout County”.Well done to all.DONEGAL SCOUTS EARN SILVER AT NATIONAL SCOUTING EVENT was last modified: March 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalquigleys pointScoutslast_img read more