1998 – 03 (March)

3/31/98

Brooking – Andrew Logan Brooking of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident on Tuesday evening.  Born on October 15, 1900, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Aaron Brooking and Annette (Milligan) Brooking Winegar.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Aaron and Melanie Brooking of Paoli, IN; mother and step-father, Annette and Scott Winegar of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Jacob and Jordin, both at home; one step-sister, Kacy Winegar of Rochester, IN; one step-brother, Garrett Winegar of Rochester, IN; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Gayle Milligan of Copperas Cove, TX, and Flossie Sloan of Mitchell, IN; paternal grandparents, Carl and Phyllis Brooking of Bedford; maternal step-grandparents, Marcia and Ronnie Winegar of Heltonville, IN, and James and Alma Butler of Paoli, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was a first-grade student at Burris Elementary School in Mitchell and attended Crossroads Community Church in Needmore.

Services for Andrew Brooking will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 6th, at Crossroads Community Church in Needmore.  Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha.  Friends may call from noon until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Tirey – Sara Elizabeth Tirey of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at her residence.   Born on March 30, 1936, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Noble and Bernice (Ward) Watson.  She married Kenneth (Bill) Tirey on July 9, 1955, and he died January 14, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Scott Tirey of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Cindy Ludlow of Columbus, OH; two sisters, Dorothy Dick and Carolyn Jones, both of Bloomington; three brothers:  Larry and Richard Watson, both of Bedford, and Robert Watson of Florida;  four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, and one sister.

She founded Bedford Hearing Aid Specialists in 1984 and was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell.

Services for Sara Tirey will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2nd, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating.   Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Webb - Mary Jane Webb of Malvern, Ark, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. Ark.  Born on September 4, 1921, in New York City, she was the daughter of Salvatore and Teresa Juliano.  She married Merida Orville Webb on May 18, 1951, in Belton, TX, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons:  Henry Mason of FL, and Tom Webb of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Mary Ann Glatzle of New York City; five grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malvern.

Services for Mary Jane Webb will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 3rd, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, with Bro. Jerry Grimes and Scott Bates officiating.   Burial will follow in Poyen Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2nd, at Regency Funeral Home in Malvern.  Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o funeral home.


3/30/98

Goff – Arietta Goff of Springville, IN, died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.   Born on May 14, 1908, in Hartford City, IN, she was the daughter of George B. and Maggie Mae (Wilson) Tippett.  She married Albert Goff St. on December 9, 1924, and he died in May, 1973.

Surviving are two sons:  Albert Goff Jr. of Lusby, MD, and Harold Goff of Fort Myers, FL; one daughter, Georgia Kelley of Springville, IN; two brothers, Virgil Tippett of Winston-Salem, N.S., and L. T. Tippett of Huntington, W.V.; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Glenn Tippett.

She was a retired postal clerk in Springville, with twenty years service, and was a member of Life Tabernacle in Springville. 

Services for Arietta Goff will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Stan Kelley officiating.   Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/29/98

Rodman – Wilburn R. Rodman of Bedford died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at his residence.  Born in Columbus, IN, on August 28, 1948, he was the son of Theodore and Mary Ann (Parker) Rodman.  He married Diane Eicle on November 8, 1993, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Wilburn Rodman, Jr. at home, three daughters:  Billie, Amanda, and Britteny Rodman, all at home; his father, Theodore Rodman of Bedford; five sisters:  Diann Grant, Marilyn Meadows, Anita Homer, and Mickee Gilbert, all of Bedford, and Barbara Rodman of Mitchell;  three brothers:   Bill Rodman and Randy Rodman, both of Bedford, and Theodore Rodman Jr. of Benton, Ark.  He was preceded in death by his mother.

He was a carpenter and attended First Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Wilburn Rodman will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rick Puckett officiating.   Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31st, and from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/28/98

Reynolds – Nora E. Reynolds of Mitchell, IN, passed away Saturday, March 28, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on July 1, 1906, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Doctor and Eleanor (Bever) Baughman.  She married Arthur Reynoolds on January 23, 1023, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1979.

Surviving are three sons:  Menlo (Al) Reynolds of Greensburg, IN, Charles Reynolds of Garland, TX, and Jerry Reynolds of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Mary McNeely of Mitchell, IN; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her husband, three sons:  Richard, Lowell, and Kenneth Reynolds; four brothers:  Spencer, Walter, Edward, and James Baughman; and one grandson, Michael Reynolds.

She was a member of the Bedford First Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services for Nora Reynolds will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Revs. Rick Puckett and Marvin Patton officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, March 30th, and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.


3/25/98

Hopkins – Lewis Franklin "P-nut" Hopkins of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born on June 7, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Fred and Belva (Jones) Hopkins.  He married Deloris Anderson, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debby Spires of Bedford; two stepdaughters: Lisa Crutchfield of Madison, IN, and Penny Manion of Owensburg; one stepson, Scott Anderson of Springville; one brother, William Hopkins of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Cathrine Ratliff of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Cynthia King; one sister, and one brother in infancy.

He was retired from Ralph Rogers, Inc. and was a member of Crossroads Community Church, Eagles Lodge No. 654 of Bedford and the Bedford Boat & Sportsmen's Club.

Services for Lewis Hopkins will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Greene County.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Pirtle - Henry H. Pirtle of Bedford, formerly of Lafayette, TN, died Thursday, March 25, 1998, at his residence.  He was born in Lafayette, TN, on December 6, 1920, the son of Willie and Annie (Fishburn) Pirtle.

Surviving are one daughter, Henrietta Pirtle of Bedford; two sisters, Willie Barnfield and Maynard Gammons, Bother of Lafayette, TN; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ruby Pirtle, and two brothers, Earl D. and Wilson Pirtle.

A veteran of World War II, he was a plaster and drywall finisher in Indiana and Tennessee.

A memorial service for Henry Pirtle will be scheduled at a later date in Lafayette, TN.  The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in chard of arrangements.  There will be no visitation at the mortuary.


3/24/98

Chastain – Mary A. Chastain of Bedford died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.   Born on February 26, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Frank and Martha A. (Dowling) Jenkins.  She married Howard L. Chastain on December 7, 1941, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons:  Russell Chastain of Evansville, IN, and Frank Chastain of Copperas Cove, TX; one brother, Milton Jenkins of Hemet, CA; two granddaughters, six step-grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Minnie Jenkins; one brother, Frank Jenkins; and one granddaughter.

She was a machine operator at M. Fine & Sons for forty years and was a charter member of Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Services for Mary Chastain will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 27th, at Ferguson Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Gale Ashby officiating.   Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, March 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Pierce – Vaughn E. Pierce of Bedford died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on October 30, 1923, in Fayetteville, IN, he was the son of Oba Dale and Ruby (Rainey) Pierce Jones.  He married Mary Frances Gipson on February 11, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, David M. Pierce of Clarksville, IN,; four sisters:  Katherine Ray and Norma Sue Doty, both of Bedford, Alice Marie Green of Marion, IN, and Jane Embock of Indianapolis; one step-sister, Elsie Long of Muncie; three step-brothers:  Lowell Jones of Yorktown, IN, Vurtis Jones and Harold Jones of Muncie, IN; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Cecil Jones; one son, Ronald E. Pierce; and three brothers:  Lester, Robert, and Opel Pierce.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired railroad foreman at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Services for Vaughn Pierce will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Marvin Patton officiating.   Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.   Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th, and from noon until service time Thursday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. 

Weaver - Randy D. Weaver of Bedford died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.   Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


3/23/98

Carmichael – Jewell Beatrice Carmichael of Springville, IN, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on Aril 21, 1918, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Noble and Frances (Stultz) Hackney.  She married Dwight Davis Carmichael on October 14, 1939, and he died March 23, 1991.

Surviving are three daughters:  Carol Appleby and Ruby Fletcher, both of Bedford, and Judy Bowman of Columbus, IN; one son, Dwight N. Carmichael of Springville, IN; two brothers:  Marvin N. Hackney of Sullivan, IN, and John Hackney of Bedford;  one sister, Dora Rowe of Glendale, IN; twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandson.  She was preceded in death by two daughters, Donna Faye in infancy and Kathy Bowman; one brother, Conrad Hackney; and one sister, Kathleen Lehman.  

She had been an elementary school teacher at Fayetteville and Springville, retiring in 1980.  She was a member of the Owensburg Church of Christ, Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

A graveside service will be held for Jewell Carmichael at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 25th, at the Owensburg Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Covey – Jessie Marie Covey of Bedford died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Lawrence County, IN, on May 20, 1919, the daughter of Edgar and Cloie Marie (Turner) Southern.  She married Clarence Ephriam Covey on September 25, 1928, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, the Rev. C. Ronald Covey of Muncie, IN; one daughter, Connie Covey Baldwin of Bedford; one brother, Lowell Southern of Bedford; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and ten step-great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Elaine Southern, and one brother, Norman Southern.  Another brother, Earl Richard Southern, died two hours after Jessie.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was a former member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Services for Jessie Covey will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Casada officiating.   Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Southern - Earl R. Southern of Oolitic, IN, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at his residence.  Born in Lawrence County, IN, on August 28, 1922, he was the son of Edgar and Cloie Marie (Turner) Southern.  He married F. Jane Wint on July 20, 1941, and she died September 6, 1986.

Surviving are two daughters:  Myrna Day Gould and Diana Walton, both of Bedford; two sons:  Larry Southern of Williams, IN, and David Southern of Bedford; one brother, Lowell K. Southern of Bedford; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded by two sisters, Audry Elaine Southern and Jessie Marie Covey, who died two hours before Earl; one brother, Norman Southern, and one great-grandson. 

He was a World War II Army veteran and was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane.  He was a member of the Norman Conservation Club and was of Protestant faith.

Services for Earl Southern will be a 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Casada officiating.   Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25th, and from 8 a.m. until the service on Thursday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stipp - Robert G. Stipp of Bedford died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born in Lawrence County, IN, on December 22, 1924, he was the son of Leland and Catherine (Myers) Stipp.  He married Mary Margaret Fox on September 29, 1951, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons:  Robert G. Stipp II of Bedford and John K Stipp of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Claudia A. Bennett of Bedford; one sister, Peggy Jackson of Leighton, AL; and four grandchildren.

He was a farmer, the former owner of Stipp Oliver Farm Equipment Sales, and served on the Lawrence County Council for seventeen years.  A World War II Navy veteran, he was Lawrence County's Veterans Affairs Officer from 1983 to 1993.  He was a charter member of the National Cattleman's Association and had many agricultural awards.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Services for Robert Stipp will be at 10:00 a.. Thursday, March 26th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating.   Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where prayer service will be conducted at 8 p.m.


3/22/98

Sowders – Annie Rose Sowders, one-day-old daughter of William and Renee (Poole) Sowders of Bedford died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the paternal grandparents, Danny and Donna Sowders of Bedford; the maternal grandparents, Clarence and Nan Poole of Bedford; one sister, Molly Sowders, at home; one brother, Jacob Sowders, at home, and the paternal great-grandmother, Betty Scheffel of Bedford.

A private family service for Annie Sowders will be held at Fairview Community Church with the Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Community Cemetery.The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.   There will be no visitation at the mortuary.


3/21/98

Hughes – Ila Hughes of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at her residence.  Born In Kentucky on March 19, 1912, she was the daughter of Francis M. and Emma (Ware) McKee.  She married Earl Hughes on April 14, 1936, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ted Hughes of Mitchell, IN, four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

She was a homemaker and a minister.  She was a member of the Church of God.

Services for Ila Hughes will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Winfield Poe officiating.  Burial will be in Connerly Switch Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m.on Monday, March 23rd, and from 1 p.m. until the service time on Tuesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.   Anyone with to make a memorial contribution may designate it for the Far East Mission or to Stone City Christian Academy.

King - Darrell Wayne King of Huron, IN, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at his residence.  Born on October 29, 1955, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Phillip Eugene and Margaret Sue (Pridemore) King.

Surviving are two sons, Eric Wayne and Steven Mathew King, both of Huron; his parents; a companion, Debbie Lancaster of Huron; three brothers:   Carroll King of Mitchell, Dennis and Scott King, both of Huron; and two sisters:   Marlene Stancombe and Delema Moffatt, both of Mitchell, IN.

He was employed at Preferred Technical Group and had been a member of the Huron Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years, presently serving as assistant fire chief.

Services for Darrell King will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, and from 8:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Volunteer Fire Department.


3/20/98

Sipes – Garry C. "Gus" Sipes of Columbus, IN, died Friday, March 20, 1998, at his residence.   He was born on February 22, 1944, in Bedford, IN, the son of Chester F. and Virginia Ruth (Sowder) Sipes.  He married Wanda F. Young in Carmi, IL, on May 25, 1968, and she survives.

Also surving are one son, Darren Sipes of Seymour, IN, one brother, Barry Sipes of Plainfield, IN; and two grandsons.

He was a former owner of Standard Oil Bulk Plant in Columbus and a former employee of Kiel Brothers Oil Company, where he was a marketing representative for twelve years.  He was a Vietnam War Army veteran.

Services for Garry Sipes will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, at Myers Funeral Service, Reed & Jewell Chapel, in Columbus, IN, with the Revs. Ronald Fellows and Judith Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow in Garland Brook Mausoleum in Columbus, with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, all of Columbus.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Bartholomew County.

Turner – Mary Catherine Turner of Bedford died Friday, March 20, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.   She was born on December 5, 1915, in Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Clara (Ellis) Brewer.  She married John Robert Turner, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one sister, Frankie Baker of Bedford, three nephews, and one niece.  She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons:   Jack E. Mohl and Robert Michael Mohl; and one brother, John L. Brewer.

She was a housewife and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Mary Catherine Turner will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time on Monday, March 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/19/98

Basinger – Virginia Mae Basinger of Bedford, formerly of Orleans, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at Bedford Nursing Center.  She was born on March 24, 1924, in Mitchell, IN, the daughter of Lester and Mary Louis (Ritchison) Hughes.  She married Eleminal Edward Basinger on April 17, 1944, and he died November 22, 1978.

Surviving are two sons:  Jack Basinger of Heltonville, IN, and Tim A. Basinger of Orleans, IN; her stepmother, Iona Hughes of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Doris May Holtsclaw of Bedford; one brother, Don Hughes of Lawrenceport, IN; two sisters:  Betty Brown of Leesville, IN, and Barbara Aufenberg of Bedford; three grandsons, and one great-granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

She was a homemaker.

A graveside service for Virginia Basinger will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21st, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating.  Friends may call at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 20th and from 8 a.m. until the service Saturday.

Ira - Harold Lee Ira of Lakeland, FL, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at his residence.  Born on July 7, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Helen (Anderson) Ira St.   He married Louise Brown, and she survives.

Also surviving is one son, Rodney Ira of Bloomington, IN; three daughters:  Melissa Ira, Amy Ira, and Carla Cowden, all of Bloomington; five sisters, Winnie of Jackson, TN, Sharon of Mitchell, IN; Mary Ann Mann and Susie McCoy, both of Freetown, IN, Cathy Sweeney of Columbus, IN; one brother, William Ira Jr of Bedford, and six grandchildren.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lakeland and the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14.  He worked as a sales representative for a monument and granite company. 

Memorial services for Harold Ira will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 23rd, at the First Baptist Church in Lakeland.  There will be no visitation.


3/17/98

Pickens – Bertha L. Pickens of Bedford died Monday, March 17, 1998, at Hospitality House in Bedford.  She was born on September 11, 1925, in Bakertown, KY, the daughter of Claude and Lela (Smith) Garrett.  She married Dale B. Pickens, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Holt of Martinsville; one sister, Ollie Brann of Cloverdale, IN; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Floyd Garrett; two sisters:  Thelma Hawkins and Reba Hawkins; and one grandson.

She retired after thirty years of service from the housekeeping department at Indiana University and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Services for Bertha Pickens will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19th, at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary in Bloomington.  Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 18th, at the mortuary.


3/15/98

Hammersley – Millard W. Hammersley of Bedford died Sunday, March 16, 1998.  He was born in Lawrence County, IN, on March 5, 1921, the son of Chester and Elsie (Crooke) Hammersley.  He married Carrie Combs on January 31, 1942, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Pamela Harden of Ellettsville, IN; one sister, Mildred Brazzel of Bedford; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters:  Irene Todd, Louise Hayes, and Catherine Grissom; one brother, Clifford Hammersley; and one grandchild.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Far East, and a recipient of the Purple Heart.  He retired after thirty years at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane.

Services for Millard Hammersley will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Cassada officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hill – Davis B. "Tick" Hill of Springville, IN,  died Sunday, March 16, 1998, at his residence.  Born on May 14, 1919, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Lloyd and Ada (Emery) Hill.  He married Evelyn Talley in 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons:  Lloyd Hill of Mitchell, IN, Arthur Hill of Indianapolis, Henry Hill of Bedford, and Terry Hill of Springville, IN; two daughters:  Ada Hill of California and Judy Corwin of Bedford; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Hill; four sisters:  Ruby Massy, Karrie Rush, Myrtle Hudson, and Josephine Dwyer; and one grandson.

He was employed at Indiana Limestone Company for thirty-seven year.

Services for Davis Hill will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating.   Burial will follow in Ashcraft Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, March 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kendall – Donald L. Kendall of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, March 16, 1998, at his residence.  Born in Mitchell on February 20, 1934, he was the son of Rollie and Nora (Hamilton) Kendall.   He married Anetra McCart on May 23, 1953, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Nora Kendall of Mitchell; one son, Jeff . Kendall of Mitchell; one daughter, Kim J. Woods of Mitchell; three brothers:  R. Clayton Kendall of Linden, IN, Kenneth R. Kendall of Arizona, and Carol D. Kendall of Mitchell; and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He had been employed at RCA in Bloomington until retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell.

Services for Donald Kendall will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 18th, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with the Revs. Raymond Bunn and Robert Kirkman officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.   Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

McCameron – Mary McCameron of Bedford, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday, March 16, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford.  Born on August 25, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ora A. and Minnie (Gray) Watterson.  She married Edwin H. McCameron on February 16, 1938, and he died May 7, 1994.

Surviving are three sons:  David McCameron of Seymour, IN, Terry and William McCameron, both of Mitchell; one daughter, Rita Phillips of Mitchell, IN; three brothers:  Fred Watterson of Mitchell, Roy Watterson of Muncie, IN, and John Watterson of Arizona; two sisters:  Sylvia Jones of Muncie, IN, and Betty Roach of Bedford; twelve grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, one grandchild, three brothers, and three sisters.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell.  She had served as a Red Cross Bloodmobile volunteer and a Grey Lady for the American Red Cross for several years.

Services for Mary McCameron will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Revs. Carl Brown and Chad McIntosh officiating.  Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery near Mitchell.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17th, and from noon until the service on Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church in Seymour, IN, or to the First Church of God in Mitchell.

Schooley – Mabel E. Schooley of Bedford died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital.  The daughter of William and Elsie (Priddy) Sanders, she was born in Hart County, KY, on June 4, 1910.  She married Charles Schooley and he died December 31, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Hunsaker of Bedford; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church in Oolitic.

A graveside service for Mabel Schooley will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 17th, at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Ivan Hunter officiating.  The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  There will be no visitation at the mortuary.


3/13/98

Mendenhall – Roland L. Mendenhall of Bedford, formerly of Mitchell. died Friday, March 13, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born September 4, 1901, in Hamilton County, IN, he was the son of George W. and Elvira (Hawkins) Mendenhall.  He married Myrtle Naugle, and she died in 1988.

Surviving are two daughters, Ilene Hardman of Mitchell, IN, and Marlene Boyer of Bedford; six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, one sister, and two brothers.

He owned and operated Mendenhall Jewelry in Mitchell since 1930.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge 228, Chamber of Commerce, and Order of the Eastern Star in Mitchell.

Services for Roland Mendenhall will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 16th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. David Shephard officiating.   Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, March 15th, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the Haverly Mortuary.   Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening.


3/12/98

Cummings – W. Jeanette Cummings of Bedford died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her residence.  Born on February 12, 1921, in LaPorte, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and M. Elizabeth (Fetzer) Walters and the stepdaughter of Ernest I. Hoover.  She married Jack W. Cummings Sr. on May 18, 1940, and he died in 1978.

Surviving are three sons:  David M. Cummings of Bedford, Kent R. Cummings of LaPorte, IN, and Jack W. Cummings of Whiting, IN; one daughter, Pamela B. Dack of Shoals; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.   She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather.

She was a homemaker and attended Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Services for Jeanette Cummings will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 16th, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home in Chesterton, IN, with the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating.  Burial will follow in Chesterton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 103 p.m. Saturday at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, and from noon until service time Monday at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home in Chesterton, IN.


3/11/98

Chastain – Orland Jasper Chastain of Bedford died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.   Born in Martin County, IN, on May 3, 1917, he was the son of Grover C. and In M. (Martin) Chastain.  He married Jessie M. Ashley on April 3, 1940, and she preceded him in death.  He married Priscilla (Beaver) Green on March 3, 1963, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters:  Phyllis Baker and Mary Graves, both of Bedford, and Barbara McCullough of Heltonville, IN; one son, Jeffrey Chastain of Bedford; one stepson, Joe Green of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Rita Martin of Spencer, IN; two sisters, Enid Piper and Roberta Baker, both of Bedford; one brother, Elmo Chastain of Bedford; eleven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Borton, and two brothers, Leland "Jack" Chastain and John "Chub" Douglas.

After serving in the Marine Corps in World War II, he opened Triangle Sheet Metal Works in Bedford in 1946.  He then formed a partnership with Triangle and Leahy Plumbing and Heating.  In 1964 he opened Jasper's Sheet Metal Shop and retired in 1980.  He was graduated from Trinity Springs High School and attended Central Normal College.  He served on the board of commissioners of the Bedford Housing Authority for thirteen years.  He was a member of the Sheet Metal Union Local 20 and Sheet Metal Workers International, board of directors of Thornton Memorial Boys Club, Bedford Lodge No. 14, F&AM, and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and Lawrence County Rock Club.  He was of Protestant faith.

Services for Jasper Chastain will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, March 13th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by members of Bedford Lodge No. 14, F&AM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Thornton Memorial Boys Club Sports Complex Fund.


3/10/98

Owens – Sybil Owens died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born in Fayetteville, IN, on February 1, 1931, she was the daughter of Opal C. and Josephine (DeFord) Carmichael.  She married John M. Owens on August 21, 1954, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jami M. Ryan of Bedford; one son, John M. Owens Jr. of Kauai, Hawaii; and two grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a registered nurse at Dunn Memorial Hospital, a member of the the First Presbyterian Church, Ladies of the Round Table, Close Friends Bridge Club, Ideal Club and past member and president of Tri Kappa sorority.

Services for Sybil Owens will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 13th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Pastor Steve Braden officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.


3/09/98

Pace-Clark – Betty Pace-Clark died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born in Lawrence County, IN, on June 30, 1931, she was the daughter of Ralph and Omia (Mitchell) Alexander.   She married Robert Dale Pace on July 1, 1949, and he died January 14, 1986.   She married Gale Eugene Clark on July 15, 1989, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Philip Dale Pace of Depauw, IN; one daughter, Cynthia L. "Cindy" Martin of Bedford; four sisters:  Virginia Rowe and Helen Kern, both of Mitchell, IN, Alice Jones of Carlisle, IN, and Rhea Dawn Foster of Williams, IN; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers:  Ralph Alexander Jr. in infancy and Everett Alexander.

She served as an office secretary and later as executive director of United Way of Lawrence County for thirty-two years.  She was a member of First Church of God, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Services for Betty Pace-Clark will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, at the First Church of God in Bedford with Pastor Floyd Brick and the Rev. Jim Woodward officiating.  Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.   Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 11th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Perry – Janice Wyrtis Perry of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Hoosier Hills Health Care Center in Bloomington.   Born on March 23, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Richard and Viola (Trusty) Hawkins.  She first married Lawrence Harrell on October 2, 1945, and he died in 1974.  She married John Perry on May 23, 1974, and he died in 1984.

Surviving are two daughters:  Cathy Frinch of Bloomington, IN, and Lawrie Doane of Illinois; one sister, Ethel Chenault of Oolitic, IN; one brother, Richard "Jack" Hawkins of Bedford; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by both husbands; one daughter, Vicki Harrell; one sister, Edna George; one brother, Paul Hawkins; and one grandson. 

She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Services for Janice Perry will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating.   Burial will follow at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.  Friends may call from 3-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 11th, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Russell – Leroy Russell of Bedford died Monday, March 9, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born in Lawrence County, IN, on June 27, 1940, he was the son of Noble A. and Cora Marie (Wagner) Russell, who survive.

Surviving with the parents are five brothers:  David, Steve, and James Russell, all of Mitchell, Kenny Russell of Orleans, IN, and Mike Russell of Bedford;  three sisters:  Alice Collins of Orleans, IN, Shirley Jackson and Barbara Nicholson, both of Bedford.  He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

He was a retired employee of General Motors Powertrain and attended Liberty Christian Church.

Services for Leroy Russell will will at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 12th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Robert Doss and Brother Jerry Allen officiating.  Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery.  Friends may call at Chastain Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11th, and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday.


Workman –
Bessie F. Hale Workman of Springville, IN, died Monday, March 9, 1998, at her residence.  The daughter of Nay and Glena Mirl (Sowders) Vincent, she was born in Edmondson County, KY, on September 22, 1943.  She married Gary Workman, and he survives.

Also surviving are three stepdaughters:  Kristy Patton and Debbie Nicholson, both of Bloomfield, IN, and Cheri Blanton of Shelburn, IN; three brothers:  Carl and Fonda Nay Vincent, both of Owensburg, IN, and Roy Lee "Luke" Vincent of Martinsville; two sisters:  Brenda Kidd of Owensburg, IN, and Mary Hughes of Richmond, IN; and three step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Catherine Vincent and Dorothy Marie Alton.

She was employed at Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington for more than thirty years and was of Baptist faith.

Services for Bessie Workman will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating.   Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/07/98

Smith – Stanley Earl Smith of Bedford, formerly of Bloomington, died Saturday, March 7, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.  Born in Bedford, IN, on August 19, 1908, he was the son of William Henry and Epsie Jane (Kern) Smith.  He first married Lucille Hollars and she preceded him in death.  He next married Hazel Burgess on February 20, 1940, and she died April 15, 1972.  He married Mary Jane Greenwell on December 28, 1973, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Sherry Collins of Orleans, IN, and Shirley Chastain of Mitchell, IN; one stepdaughter, June Beavers of Bedford; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two wives, two brothers, Reed and Bert Smith, and one sister, Ruby Gaines.

He was a retired heating and plumbing contractor at Smith's Heating and Plumbing in Harrodsburg.  He was a 1926 graduate of Mitchell High School and a World War II Army veteran, serving as an aviation engineer.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was of Protestant faith.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.   Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 9th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


3/05/98

Bell – Rita Carol Bell of Mitchell died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at her residence.  Born on March 14, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Pace) Collins.   She married Michael Bell, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Logan Andrew Bell at home; her mother, Barbara Collins of Williams, IN; six sisters:  Gail Batchelor of Mitchell, IN, Theresa Baker and Susan Deckard, both of Williams, IN, Brenda LaMar of Kale, IN, Nancy Mack of Panama and Sharron Goodpasture of French Lick, IN; two brothers:  Joe Collins of French Lick, IN, and Steve Gilson of Bedford.  She was preceded in death by four sons in infancy, her father, and one brother, Greg Collins.

She was a homemaker and of Protestant faith.

Services for Rita Bell will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kay Pruett officiating.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 12 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Cassidy – Mary Catherine "Katy" Cassidy of Bedford died Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born in Bedford, IN, on October 25, 1915, she was the daughter of Fred and Emily (Anderson) Starr.  She first married Jack Levine and he preceded her in death.  She married Ray Cassidy on March 23, 1941, and he died in 1988.

Surviving are one stepson, Larry Cassidy of Plymouth, IN; one stepdaughter, Rhonda Bachner of Smithfield, N.C.; one sister, Evelyn Breedlove of Bedford; one brother, Wayne Combs of Indianapolis, and two step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Starr.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Services for Mary Cassidy will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March  9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will be in Cresthaven Mausoleum at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, Mary 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/04/98

Brooks – Mary Ellen Brooks of Orleans died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at Paoli Nursing Home.  The daughter of Arch and Anna (Haun) Haverly, she was born in Lawrence County, IN on August 24, 1919.   She married Kenneth Brooks on May 25, 1940, and he survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Beulah Robbins of Bedford.   She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

She had been employed by the town of Orleans and was a member of Orleans United Methodist Church.

Services for Mary Brooks will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Richard Pippin officiating.   Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 6th, at Haverly Mortuary.

Cooper - Robert Marion Cooper of Mitchell, IN, passed away Thursday, March 5, 1998, at Heritage House of Salem. Born on February 20, 1914, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of James N. and Cora A. (Williams) Cooper.  He married Bessie Mundy on February 7, 1931, and she preceded him in death July 16, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Matthews of Burlington, IN; two sons, Robert Eugene Cooper of Roscoe, IL, and Larry Cooper of Salem, IN; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, one daughter, four sisters, and six brothers.

He was a retired farmer and Mitchell Community Schools bus driver for 29 years.  He was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services for Robert Cooper will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating.   Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Sohn - Edward Joseph Sohn of Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, at his residence.  Born in Bedford, IN, on July 1, 1924, she was the son of Leo B. and Anna Gabe (Dunnihue) Sohn.  He married Annabelle Stephens, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters:  Vicki S. Lord of Winston-Salem, N.C., Susan A. Elsea of Garland, TX, Jamie L. Lee of Carmel, IN, and Jennifer L. Robertson of Capitola, CA; one son, Edward J. Stephen Sohn of Lewisville, N.C.; one brother Robert H. Sohn of New Braunfels, TX, and nine grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Philip Sohn.

In 1997 he retired from the Environmental Systems Division of Flakt, Knoxville, TN, where he had been a product manager and consulting project engineer.  Previously he was a contract manager for Hawley Manufacturing.  He founded E.J. Sohn & Associates, an engineering consulting firm. He was a general manager for American Hoist for seventeen years.  He had worked for his family's business, Bedford Foundry & Machine Co, leaving in 1962 as president of the Yuba division.  After retiring he became a consulting engineer with Westinghouse Corp., Scientific Ecology Group in Oak Ridge, TN, where he built the world's largest metal decontamination/reuse environmental facility.

A 1943 graduate of Bedford High School, he graduated from Purdue University in 1948.  He was a past president of the Boys Club in Bedford and Bedford Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the United Fund Drive.  He was a member of the Elk and Rotary Clubs, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, National and North Carolina Societies of Professional Engineers, and the National Council of Engineering Examiners.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Scottish Rite.

Services for Edward Sohn will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Pastor Steve Braden officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  A meeting of family and friends will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Red Brick in Bedford.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 13th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Engineering Scholarship Fund at Purdue University.


3/03/98

Connerly – Emil Dee Connerly of Cooper, TX, formerly of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at his residence.  Born on June 12, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Jasper and Delma (Stroud) Connerley.  He married Betty Kinder on November 9, 1943, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Delma Connerley of Bedford; one daughter, Penny Connerley of Bedford; one son, Rich Connerley of Cooper, TX; one brother, Max Connerley of Bedford; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

He was a member of the Church of Christ and formerly attended Mitchell Church of Christ.  He was retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane.

There will be no service or visitation.  Local information was provided by The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Elmore - Gene Elmore of Bedford died Tuesday, March 3, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  The son of Gerald and Katharyn (Buckner) Elmore, he was born in Bedford, IN, on January 11, 1924.   He married Marilyn L. MacDonald on July 17, 1943, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters:  Llana Marton of Scottsdale, AZ, and Christine Kime of New Albany, IN; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Elmore.

From 1979 to 1989 he was a salesman and general manager for several local auto dealerships.  He was employed at M&E Honda in Bedford from 1979 to 1989.  A pharmacists mate in the Navy during World War II, he was a life member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Services for Gene Elmore will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charles R. Kielhorn officiating.   Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.   Friends may call from 3-8 p.m.Thursday, March 5th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Wright - Lois W. Wright of Willliams, IN, (Padanaram), died Tuesday, March 3, 1998.  The daughter of Burr Sears and Gladys (Webster) Westlake, she was born on August 22, 1921, in Redondo Beach, CA.  She married Daniel Wright on December 15, 1939, in Des Moines, IA, and he survives.

Also surviving are nine children, three sisters, three brothers, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was a private secretary.

There will be private services for Lois Wright at the Padanaram Settlement.  Burial will follow in Holy Ground Cemetery at Padanaram Settlement.  Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


3/02/98

Kelley – Connie Sue Kelley of Evansville, IN, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Monday, March 2, 1998, at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.  Born November 2, 1965, in New Orleans, LA, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Neely) Boling.  She married Keith L. Kelley on June 14, 1986, and he survives.

Surviving with the husband, Staff Sergeant Keith L. Kelley, are one daughter, Keeshia Kelley of Evansvillle, IN; one son Kurtis Kelley of Evansville, IN; her parents, John and Mary Boling of Columbus, OH; three sisters: Linda Clemmons of Jasonville, IN, Susan Olson of Mitchell, IN, and Sandy Hammond of Columbus, OH; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Mary Neely and Aubry and Hattie Boling.

She was a 1983 graduate of Mitchell High School, Vincennes University, and had attended the University of Evansville.  She was a member of Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Funeral services for Connie Kelley will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7th, at Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.   Burial will be in Springville Methodist Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Pruett – Lanta Pruett of Bedford died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Hospitality House.  Born on July 1, 1908, in Boone County, IN, she was the daughter of Oscar and Zenia (Ragsdale) Swales.   She married Ollin Pruitt, and he died on August 19, 1996.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including her caregivers, Barbara Hillenburg and Mary Lou Thompson of Bedford and Nita Pruett of Oolitic, and two cousins.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Horace Swales.

She had taught school in Alaska and retired from the Department of Interior.  She attended Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Services for Lanta Pruett will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating.   Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.


3/01/98

Beasley – Lorine Beasley of Bedford died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on December 9, 1913, in Sullivan County, IN, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Mahala (Harlow) White.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Helen Quillen of Bedford, and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Beasley, and four brothers:  Martin, Charles, Frank, and Gablon White.

She was retired from M. Fine & Sons as a machine operator.

Services for Lorine Beasley will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, March 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Meadows - Frances B. Meadows of Bloomington died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Fontainbleu Nursing Home in Bloomington.  The daughter of Thomas and Stella (Cooper) Beasley, she was born in Lawrence County, IN, on October 28, 1918.  She married Harold M. Meadows on January 6, 1936, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sisters:  Edna Jackson, Lois Lane, and Edith Tincher, all of Bedford; one brother, Raymond Beasley of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA in Bloomington.   She attended the Solsberry Christian Church.

Services for Frances Meadows will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with the Rev. David Brenner officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, March 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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