October 12, 2009

Halie Hite - A blessing to all who knew her

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Halie Hite, your 2004 NAM Indiana Jr. Pre-Teen Queen. Halie was killed last Thursday evening in a car accident. While NAM was only one part of her life, we, and all who knew her, were blessed by the special young lady she was and feel so honored to have had her with the NAM program. Our thoughts, prayers and support go out to the Hite family.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Northview Band and Guard, 1 Knight Drive, Brazil, 47834.

Here is the write up from the local paper: http://www.thebraziltimes.com/story/1577721.html

Halie Marie Hite Friday, October 9, 2009

Halie Marie Hite, 15, Brazil, died Oct. 8, 2009, at 10:40 p.m., in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital emergency room, following an automobile accident, earlier that evening.

Halie was born Sept. 10, 1994, in Bloomington, the daughter of Anthony Hite and Pam Daugherty Hite.

She attended Meridian grade school and Cornerstone Christian Academy. She was currently a freshman student at Northview High School. Halie took dance lessons since the age of 3 and enjoyed every minute of dance performance. She participated in Miss Indiana, National American Miss Pageants and won several competitions. As a student at North Clay Middle School, Halie participated in Cadet Corp, basketball, track, cross country and was a cheerleader. She had been "drafted" as a seventh-grader into working with the NHS Guard and was looking forward to Regional competition next Saturday. She was also a freshman cheerleader.

Halie had another side to her as well. Yes, she loved dance, pageants and cheerleading, but she also loved riding horses, watching dirt bike racing and fishing. She also baited her own hook and took care of her own catch. She was also one that looked out for the "underdog." She had a soft spot in her heart for those not in a clique or that just were a little shy. She tried not to judge and she loved to have fun!

Survivors include her parents, Pam and Tony Hite, Brazil, her brothers Michael Stuckey, Matthew Stuckey, and Jacob Hite, all of Brazil, grandparents Bill Hite, Bloomington, Joe and Susan Daugherty, Phoenix, and great-grandma Vivian Mercurio, Phoenix, aunts and uncles Lori and Ernie Coscarelli, Phoenix, Jennifer Daugherty, Brazil, James and Cheryl Hite, Ft. Collins, Colo., Calvin and Marsha Hite, Bloomington, and Susan and Brian McIntosh, Brownsburg, Ind., "extra" mom Shelly Lambert, Brazil, many cousins and a huge group of friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandma Alice Marie Hite on Jan. 10, 2009.
Services will be held Monday, at 1 p.m., at the First Christian Church, 1875 W. U.S. Hwy 40, Brazil, with Brother Bill Brock officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 3-8 p.m., at the Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., Brazil, and one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northview Band and Guard, 1 Knight Drive, Brazil, 47834.

Light a candle in her memory or sign her memorial page at http://www.frenchfuneralhome.com/.


  1. she actually died last thursday around nine p.m. i met halie at NAM then realized i went to school with her. we love you girl. <3

  2. So sad. We will be praying for her family.

    Brianna Lewis and family

  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFA7LzReCc

  4. halies tribute that we played at school is here :


    one month today. i love you. <3

  5. I cry everytime I watch the video. She was a really pretty girl