2006 – 05 (May)

05/31/06

Bungard – James Bungard of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell, IN.  He was born December 8, 1927.

There are no survivors.

He was a dedicated employee at LARC Center, Mills Market, Grandy's Restaurant and Steven's Eastside gas station.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2006, at Mitchell Cemetery with Darren Storey officiating.  Burial will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.



05/30/06

Burton – Bruce Burton of Cincinnati, OH, died Friday, May 30, 2006, in Mitchell, IN.  Born on February 20, 1931, he was the son of Wheeler and Clara (Walther) Burton.

Surviving are one son, Phillip Burton and wife, Elizabeth, of Austin, TX;  two daughters:  Amy Teboe and husband, Wendell, of Lebanon, OH, and Jody Morgan and husband, Jeff, of Loveland, OH;  three granddaughters, two sisters:  Mary Benter and husband, Robert, of Seabrook, TX, and Martha Jo Moores and husband, Merril, of Indianapolis, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, William Cordes, and one brother, Kenneth Burton.

He was a retired officer with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, OH, and was currently employed with Advanced Radio Technology.  He was a member of the Emery Masonic Lodge of Cincinnati, OH, and an avid photographer and cyclist.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on June 17, 2006, at the Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH.  Burial will follow on August 5, 2006, at the Liberty Baptist Cemetery near Mitchell, IN.  Services are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.

King –
Wendell H. King of Huron, IN, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at his residence.  Born on October 22, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Garfield and Hattie Ellen (Pruett) King.  He married Alberta Irene Prewitt on January 2, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters:  Beverlee K. Hancock and husband, Gearry, of Mitchell, IN;  Connie Lynn Lee and husband, Philip, of Campbellsburg, IN;  and Carol Lee Gerkin and husband, Randy, of Mitchell, IN;  one son:  Gary Wendell King and wife, Nelsa, of Mitchell, IN;  eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Tammy Jo Grissom;  two brothers:  Clarence and Roy King;  and two sisters:  Blanche Mundy and Maggie Barlow.

He retired as a supervisor on the railroad at Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane.  He was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ, Masonic Lodge No. 228 F & AM, and the Scottish Rite of Evansville, IN.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Richard Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, June 2, 2006, at the funeral home.


Wilkinson – Pearl E. Wilkinson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on January 19, 1917, in Spencer County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Cordelia (Emmick) Raven.  She married Lewis Wilkinson and he preceded her in death in 1953.

Surviving are one daughter, Diana Sanders of Bedford, IN;  three grandchildren:  Lisa Webb of Bedford, IN, Krista Sipples of Jasonville, IN, and Michael Leslie of Charlotte, NC;  seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Sue BenChekrun.

She retired from the U.S. Census Bureau, Evansville office, where she worked on the business census.  She was a graduate of Dale High School in Spencer County and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Boonville.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with burial to follow.  There will be no visitation.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


05/27/06

Taflinger – Georgia M. Taflinger of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on February 23, 1922, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Herschell Terrell and Alma (Pemberton) Johnson.  She married Charles D. "Bud" Taflinger on December 30, 1950, and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2000.

Surviving are two daughters:  Judy Van Hoy and husband, Bob, of Mitchell, IN; and Brenda Richason of Greencastle, IN;  two grandsons:  Stacy Van Hoy and Troy Fields;  three great-grandchildren, Savanna and Seaver Van Hoy and Chandler Fields;  two cousins:  Connie Greer and husband, Bob, of Muncie, IN, and Marvin Bex and wife, Ritta, of Florida.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Scott Van Hoy.

She retired from Central Foundry in Bedford, IN, in 1981.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, IN, with Stacy Van Hoy officiating.  Burial will follow.  Pallbearers will be Stacy Van Hoy, Troy Fields, Bob Van Hoy, Bob Greer, Kenny Isom, and Gene Ray.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements are under the direction of Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, IN.

Todd – Michael Stephen Todd of Versailles, IN, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.  Born on March 8, 1948, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of John Earl and Betty Jo (Bailey) Todd.  He married Donna Griffin on January 31, 1997, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother of Bedford, IN;  one step-daughter,  Bobbie Caudill of Batesville, IN;  two brothers:  John Wayne Todd of Louisiana and James Eugene Todd of Texas;  two step-grandchildren:  Taylor Lewis and Mike Druschel, several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jeff Watson of Bloomington, IN.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He retired from being a conservation officer after working in Indiana for thirty years.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy in the Vietnam War, where he served on the U.S.S. Quillback Submarine.  He was a member of the National Guard, American Legion of Versailles and the National Rifle Association.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Brent O'Neal officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, June 1, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association.



05/26/06

Agan –  Ola Ann Agan of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on August 1, 1935, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Clayton Tow and Helen (Bartlett) Tow Johnson.  

Surviving are  two daughters:  Terri Kavel and husband, Stan, of Irwin, PA, and Lori Agan-Smith and husband, Lance, of Palm Coast, FL;  a son:  Mike Agan and wife, Annette, of Salem, IN;  two sisters:  Juanita Pemberton of Mitchell, IN;  and Sue Steup of Bedford, IN;  seven grandchildren:  John, Joseph, and Sam Kavel;  Brooke and Jordan Agan;  and Clayton and Lauryn Smith;  nieces and nephews:  Betty Briner, Roger Tow, Elaine Duncan, Leslie Brock, Danny Pemberton, Steve Pemberton, Anita Bird, and Mark Craft;  several nieces and nephews, and former husband, John Agan of Livonia, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Wanda Brock, and brother, Thomas Tow.

She was a homemaker and a former Avon representative.  She was a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church and National Wildlife Federation.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and had a love for birds, her artwork, needlework, and reading the Bible.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Graham officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the funeral home.

Dickey –
Sherry Lynn Dickey of East Oolitic, IN, died Friday, May 26, 2006 at her residence.  Born on September 23, 1960, in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of Permilia "Pam" Stern Dickey.

Surviving are two sisters:  Shannon Faucett of Jackson, MI, and Teresa Leonard and husband, John, of Redford, MI;  four nieces and nephews:  Chrystal and James Faucett and John, Jessica, and Rose Leonard all of MI;  four great-nieces and nephews:  Carly, Kyle, Molly, and Scotty;  and her faithful K-9 companions, Samantha and Bailey.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents, Themla and David Stern, with whom she was raised, and her companion, Carla Godsey.

She was the senior case manager for the Center of Behavioral Health and was devoted to the welfare of those she provided care for.  She enjoyed spending time at home with her family, friends, and two dogs.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 2, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Gordon Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Center of Behavioral Health, c/o Cherlyn Crees or The White River Humane Society.

Stanley – Milton E. Stanley of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN.  Born on August 23, 1925, in Clarksville, Montgomery County, IN,  he was the son of Julius and Zela (Hogan) Stanley.  He married Elsie A.  Klingermeier on August 14, 1948, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2004.

Surviving are two sons:  Stephen P. Stanley and wife, Connie, and Greg Stanley and wife, Rosemary, all of Bedford, IN;  two sisters:  Ilma Spencer of Phelps, WI, and Mary Peters of Tallahassee, FL;  five grandchildren:  Jesse Stanley and wife, Marie, of Bedford, IN;  Jay Stanley and wife, Kelly, of Manhattan, MT;  Jade Stanley of Bedford, IN;  Diana Staggs and husband, Barry, of Bedford, IN;  Arthur Stanley of Bedford, IN;  two great-grandchildren:  Ethan Stanley and Brianna Staggs both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one daughter, both in infancy, and one brother, William J. Stanley.

He was an electrician and farmer.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Kenmore.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #16 in Ellettsville, and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN, with Father Rick Eldred officiating.  Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tueday, May 30, 2006, at the church.  A scriptural prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Yaney – Ogal C. Yaney of Mitchell, IN, and Bradenton, FL, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Greenbriar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Bradenton, FL.  Born on December 11, 1919, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Richard and Sarah Jane (Craig) Yaney.  He married Demeris Ingram in 1943 and she preceded him in death in 1994.  He then married Esther Purlee and she preceded him in death in 2002.

Surviving are a son, Regal Yaney and wife, Mary, of Bedford, IN;  two daughters:  Suette Purlee and husband, Richard, of Houston, TX;  and Shaneta Shelton and husband, Doug, of Bedford, IN;  one sister, Alma Chastain of Bedford, IN;  ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents;  a daughter:  Sarita Jane Haley;  a granddaughter:  Angela;  six sisters:  Mary Greathouse, Mable Girdley, Nellie Fullen, Clara Belle, Jo Eila, and Myrtle;  and one brother:  Leland Yaney.

He was co-founder of the South Lawrence Utilities and retired from there in 1983.  He and Demeris owned and operated the Candy Kitchen in Mitchell, IN, from 1961 until 1967.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and a life member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.  He was also a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Max Timbrook officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the funeral home.



05/25/06

Bennett – Earl E. Bennett of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at the home of his daughter in Bloomington, IN.  Born on October 5, 1919, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Ivan and Florence (Perkins) Bennett.  He married Emma Grace Skinner on July 3, 1946, and she preceded him in death on July 4, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters:  Judy Childers and husband, Ronnie, and Carole Bennett all of Bloomington, IN;  one sister, Louise Settles of Indianapolis, IN;  seven grandchildren:  Kori Childers, Kenny Childers and wife, Terra, Kandi Krothe and husband, Jason, Jamie Hancock and husband, Jeff, Shely Bennett, Joshua Bennett, Michael Bennett and wife, Stephanie;  eight great-grandchildren:  Denisa, Lynndsey, Emma, Grace, Mason, Lucy, Caleb and Parker.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Emery Bennett; and two sisters:  Geneva Beasley and Jeannette Hidlebaugh.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.  He retired from NWSC Crane, then farmed for thirty years.  He was a member of the New Hope Community Church in Bedford, IN.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Doug Martin and Marty Speer officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN.  Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by Gillen Post #33 American Legion.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Conley – Eugene Edward Conley of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Hospitality House in Bedford, IN.  Born on May 14, 1921, in Harrodsburg, IN,  he was the son of David Edward and Nolah (Allen) Conley.  He married Wilma Mae Myers on August 2, 1947, and she preceded him in death on January 3, 2000.

Surviving are one daughter, Judith Conley of Bedford, IN, one nephew, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Brenda Jean Conley, and one brother, Carl Dean Conley.

He worked for the City of Bedford water works for many years, then was custodian for North Lawrence Schools, retiring in 1983.  He was a 1939 graduate of Paoli High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II.  He was of the Protestant faith.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Greenhill Cemetery in Bedford, IN, with burial to follow.  Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford, IN, was in charge of the arrangements.


05/24/06

Williams – Lloyd Williams of Danville, IN, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Indianapolis, IN.  Born on March 15, 1914, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John N. and Delia (Johnson) Williams.  He married Leola Smith Lynch on February 21, 1934, and she preceded him in death November 5, 2000.

Surviving are one daughter, Kathy Quarles of Danville, IN;  two sons:  Jerry Williams of Indianapolis, IN, and William Lynch of Connersville, IN;  one sister, Betty Chaszar of St. Petersburg, FL;  seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers:  James Ed and Stanley Williams, and an infant;  three sisters:  Mary Stearns, Georgia Tolbert, and Louise Williams;  and two grandsons.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after twenty-two years of service and was a member of Franklin Central Christian Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home.




05/22/06

Bex – Raymond Bex of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at his residence.  Born on April 3, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Logan and Maine (Terrell) Bex.  He married Anna Elizabeth Tolbert on July 20, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are a son, James Donald Bex and wife, Dora, of Williams, IN;  a daughter, Colleen Hill and husband, Robert, of Elmhust, IL;  two brothers:  Robert Bex and wife, Doris, of Bedford, IN, and Russell Bex and wife, Barbara, of Columbus, IN;  three sisters:  Ruth Hutsell of Zionsville, IN, Lucile Williams of Bloomfield, IN, and Sarah Bright of Anderson, IN;  six grandchildren:  Julie Ann Whitsett and husband, Joe, of Indianapolis, IN,  Janet Marie Kresser and husband, David, of Atlanta, GA,  Jane Ellen Peterson of Indianapolis, Bradley Bex Hill and wife, Brenda, of Overland Park, KS, Carmen Ann Uebilhoer of Mitchell, IN, and Camella Dawn Pierce of Bedford, IN;  twelve great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and longtime friend, Edith Reath, and her grandson, Kyle Robbins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Ann Short;  three brothers:  Logan, Glen and Dennis Bex;  and two sisters:  Grace Doane and Ida Trueblood.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in World War II.  He attended Chase School and Williams School.  He was a farmer, a member of Fort William Church of Christ, and F&AM Lodge of Mitchell, IN.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Carl Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Bowman –
Agnes Bowman of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at her residence.  Born on May 14, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Homer and Anna (Jackson) Roberts.  She married Arnold J. "Doc" Bowman on September 7, 1935, and he preceded her in death on October 24, 1975.

Surviving are one son:  Herschel Roscoe Bowman of Freetown, IN;  two daughters:  Dana Hobson and husband, Ron, of Seymour, IN, and Ann Gee and husband, Duane, of Bedford, IN;  one brother, David Roberts of California;  seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Melanie LeeAnn Hobson, and one step-great-grandchild.

She retired from NAD Crane and had been employed at M. Fine & Sons for several years.  She attended the First Baptist Church  of Bedford, IN.

A private graveside service was conducted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Reverend Kenny Adams officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.



05/21/06

Elliott – Joseph M. Elliott of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 15, 1929, he was the son of Harry J. and Hazel (Martin) Elliott.  He married Judy Wilcoxen, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters:  Cynthia Kenworthy of Nobelsville, IN; and Kay Conklin of Muncie, IN;  one son, Larry Elliott of Fishers, IN;  two brothers:  Carl Fred Elliott of Muncie, IN;  and Paul Elliott of Gary, IN;  two step-sons:  Justin Wilcoxen of Mitchell, IN;  and Jared Wilcoxen of Bedford, IN;  one step-daughter, Jessica Mitchell of Bedford, IN;  six grandchildren:  Kelly Kemper, Teresa Summerville, Robin Elliott, Meagan Elliott, Todd and Jeff Conklin;  three step-grandchildren:  Gage, Lyric and Tanner; and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired after forty-three years of service with GM Powertrain in Bedford, IN, as a tool and die maker.  He graduated from Eaton High School and was a member of UAW Local No. 440.

Services will be at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Tomlinson Cemetery in Eaton, IN.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home.





05/20/06

Sanders – Sherry L. (Scoville) Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at her residence.  Born on December 16, 1934, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Harold and Wil-loal (Reynolds) Scoville.  She married Don E. Sanders on June 20, 1954, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Brett D. Sanders, of Mitchell, IN, and twin grand-daughters: Sherene and Cheyenne Sanders.  Her parents and step-father, Leland Burton, preceded her in death.

She had worked as the manager of Dale's Jewelry for several years.  She was a graduate of Bedford High School and was of the Baptist faith.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Casketbearers will be:  Jan Tomlinson, Norman Anderson, Bill Sanders, Tony Thacker, Steve Isom and Kenny Isom.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the funeral home.





05/19/06

Axsom – Delmar S. Axsom of Bedford, IN died on Friday, May 19, 2006, at his residence.  Born on April 8, 1940, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Eathel and Elsie (Croucher) Axsom.  He married Dolly Howell on September 30, 1965, and she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers:  Kelsey Axsom of Norman, IN, and Kermith Axsom of Bloomington, IN;  and two sisters:  Loberta Fleetwood of Bedford, IN, and Loretta Fields of Paris Crossing; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers:  Kenny and Howard Axsom, and one in infancy.

He was a factory and limestone workers.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Leesville Methodist Church.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bishop Neal McCory officiating.  Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

Gilstrap - Robert Dwight Gilstrap of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on November 24, 1925, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Stanley Raymond and Dorothy (Axsom) Gilstrap.  He married Betty Jean Hanson on September 18, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons:  Dwight Gilstrap and wife, Kathy, of Paris, TN; Keith Gilstrap and wife, Terri, of Bedford, IN; and Greg Gilstrap of Cincinnati, OH;  three sisters:  Nellie Allen of Okeechobee, FL; Virginia Duer of Marthaville, LA; and Juanita Thomas of Bedford, IN;  two brothers:  Edward Gilstrap of Heltonville, IN, and Raymond Gilstrap of Bedford, IN;  two half-sisters:  Bonnie Clifton and Betty Jo Brown, both of Bedford, IN;   and two step-sisters:  Oweeta Flinn of Bloomington, IN, and Helen Sovern of Brownstown, IN;  four grand-daughters, two step-grandsons, and one great-grand-daughter.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Linda, and a son, Michael, both in infancy.

He worked in the stone mills and was the owner/operator of Gilstrap Sunoco at 16th and M Streets in Bedford, IN.    He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II.  He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, a member of Fairview Community Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Lindy Hopkins and Reverend Phillip Thorne officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Bedford, IN.  Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford, IN.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Fairview Community Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Robert Dwight Gilstrap.


05/18/06

Hayes – Glenn G. Hayes, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on July 3, 1926, he was the son of Glenn Garlough, Sr. and Margaret Dorothy (Jorgeson) Hayes.  He married Marilynn Jeanne Richards in 1949 and she preceded him in death.  He later married Maria Elena Herlihy and she also preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters:  Susan E. Hayes of Bedford, IN;  and Leslie Hayes Cohan of Williams, AZ;  one son, Glenn Garlough "Scott" Hayes III of Williams, AZ;  two step-daughters:  Shawna Leary of Santa Barbara, CA;  and Brianne Leary of Florida;  twin brother, Samuel G. Hayes of Aberdeen, WA;  and another brother, William R. Hayes of Glenview, IL;  four grandchildren:  Jessica Lynn Thomas of Rohnert Park, CA;  Aaron Lee Thomas of San Diego, CA;  Robert Anderton Burgess II of Bloomington, IN;  and Christopher Hayes Burgess of Bedford, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sons:  Frederick Hayes and James Hayes;  one sister, Judith (Hayes) Gillespie;  one brother, Owen G. Hayes;  and one grandson: Nicholas Hayes Burgess.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Force Cadet Pilot Program during World War II.  He graduated with a degree in journalism from Grinnell College and did post-graduate work in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University.  He was owner, publisher, and editor of weekly newspapers:  The LuVerne Tribune, The Wright County Reporter, The Decatur Republican, and The Back Country Trader-Prospector Mountaineer.  He was a member of the Michigan Press Association, the Arizona Press Club, the Tucson (Arizona) Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi, the national journalism society.  He earned multiple news and photography awards from the Michigan Press Association.  He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a past master of the Decatur Lodge No. 99 F&AM of Decatur, MI.  He was also active in the Order of the Eastern Star.  He served as president of the Decatur (Michigan) Lions International chapter, was a member of the Dows, IA, and Decatur, MI, Volunteer Fire Departments, and was vice-president of the Decatur (Michigan) Village Council.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Decatur, MI.  He was a licensed private pilot, an avid golfer, bridge player, outdoorsman and sailor.

Following cremation, he will be buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Mitchell, IN, during a private family service at a later date.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.


05/17/06

Hallatt – Paul Gene Hallatt of Bedford, IN, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Oolitic, IN.  Born on January 21, 1983, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ron and Rose (Milhouse) Hallatt and they survive.

Also surviving are his fiance, Brittany Lanham, of Oolitic, IN;  one son, Wesley Scott Hallatt of Oolitic, IN;  three sisters:  Christie Freeman Kellar and husband, Kevin, of Bloomfield, IN, Denise Hallatt Gaskins and husband, Ron, of Greencastle, IN, and Debbie Hallatt Schaefer of Calabash, NC;  two brothers:  Rick Hallatt and wife, Becky, of Plainfield, IN, and Mike Hallatt and wife, Betsy, of Danville, IN;  paternal grandfather, Jack Hallatt, of Alburquerque, NM;  and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He was a welder at Indiana Steel in Bedford, IN and was a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcement Ironworkers Local Union No. 585.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

Lyons –
Dorothy Edith Lyons, of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 11, 1929, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Anthony and Anna Ruth Russo.  She married David Stanley Lyons on March 5, 1949, and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters:  Marsha Kern and husband, Robert A., of Bedford, IN; and Valerie Hester of Crawfordsville, IN;  two sisters:  Ruby Nichols and Kaye Selvaggio, both of Chicago Heights, IL; seven grandchildren:  Jeremy Hester, Natalie Breedlove, Shelley Hamm, Bambie Breedlove, Amber Kern, and Bobby Kern; and ten great-grandchildren:  Bradley Harrington, Sage Breedlove, Jade Breedlove, Daven Lindley, Blake Kern, Haeven Breedlove, David Hamm, Kerrigan Kern, Benson Hester, and Harmonie Breedlove.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters:  Jenny Russo, Josephine Tallamonti, and Marie Arcaris.

She was a former office manager for Ingalls Stone Company and later for Harding-Cogswell Stone Company.  She was a member of the Old Union Christian Church.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor David Brown officiating.  Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the mortuary.

McPike –
Ralph Deward McPike of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.  Born on November 4, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John R. and Maudelene (Smallwood) McPike.

Surviving are one daughter, Cathy McPike Strunk of Bloomfield, IN; three granddaughters: LaKindra Harper of Bloomfield, IN, Tiki Gann of Franklin, IN, and Chanden Strunk of Ellettsville, IN; and ten great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Violet Rose McPike.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Donald Myers officiating.  Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the mortuary.

Simons -
George Raymond Simons II of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Brookside Village in Jasper, IN.  Born April 26, 1947, in Danville, IL, he was the son of George Raymond and Wanda Lee (Cowell) Simons.  He married Sharon Sowards on May 6, 1967, and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Shannon Wood and husband, Kyley, of Jasper, IN;  a son, George Raymond Simons III and wife, Shandi, of Indianapolis, IN;  his mother, Wanda Lee Simons of Mitchell, IN;  a sister, Caroline McShane and husband, Jim, of Scottsdale, AZ;  and grandchildren:  Zachary, Allison, Morgan, Evan, and Joseph Wood and Anna and Jacob Simons.  His father preceded him in death.

He was a marketing supervisor for Hoosier Energy and a 1969 graduate of the University of Kentucky.  He was a member of the Mitchell First Baptist Church and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.  He enjoyed University of Kentucky basketball, hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Mark Pittman officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, May 20, 2006, at the church.  Memorial contributions may be considered to Pregnancy Care Center of Mitchell or LIFE Pantry.

Waggoner – Ruth E. Waggoner of Bedford, IN, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at Hospitality House in Bedford, IN.  She was the last of her family.

She had been a nurse's aide at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab and attended Charity Chapel.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2006, at Dive Cemetery with Brother Robert Boles officiating.  Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2006 at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.


05/13/06

Hall – Opal D. Hall of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born May 16, 1910, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Noah and Julia (Frazier) Hall.  He was married to his wife, Helen L. Hall, for seventy years, and she survives.

Also surviving are Venoa Kirkman and husband, Joe, of Bedford, IN;  Marcia Ann Means and husband, Cecil, of Alabama; Mellisa Hall and husband, Sam, of Evansville, IN;  Joseph Hall, Anna and Billy Guy, Alexandra and Mellisa Means;  and a sister, Marjorie Cupps, of Bedford, IN.

He was the former owner of Hall Oil Company for sixty-five years and wanted to be remembered for selling gasoline for ten cents per gallon in his early days.  He was a flight instructor for the U.S. Army in Indianapolis, IN,  during World War II.  He later built and co-owned the first airport in Bedford, where he taught flying.  He made his last flight at age 85. He was of the Protestant faith and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite.

Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the extraordinary care and concern of Hoosier Uplands;  Ralph Anderson for his time in helping;  Dr. Christina Bickford for her understanding care;  the Bedford Regional Medical Center and our loving friends.

Wright - Ina Elizabeth Wright of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born April 8, 1919, in Tunnelton, IN, she was the daughter of Bert E.  and Ella (Hubbard) Wright.

Surviving are nieces:  Sandy Schwabe and husband, Jim; and Judy McCart, all of Bedford, IN; and nephews: Max Wright and wife, Cyndia; Michael Wright and wife, Karen, all of Bedford, IN; and Bill Wright and wife, Beulah, of Tunnelton, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers:  William M., Raymond Max, Marvin and Robert Wright; and four sisters:  Alta Mae Hickman, Mary Alice McCart, Bonnie Kruchten and Grethel Wright.

She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and of the Methodist faith.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Tunnelton Cemetery with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating.  Burial will follow.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.


05/12/06

Arthur - Auddie "Pete" Arthur of Medora, IN, formerly of Owensburg, IN, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his residence. Born November 6, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Claude and Stella (Brown) Arthur. He married Nellie Crane on August 3, 1968, and she survives.

Also surviving are four step-sons: John Crane of Mitchell, IN;  Billy Crane of Orleans, IN;  Randall Crane of Linton, IN;  and Stephen Crane of New Orleans, LA; one step-daughter, Brenda Silvers of Medora, IN; twelve step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Nora E. Arthur of Greene County, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

He was an orchard worker.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, May 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Powell –
JoAnn Powell of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell, IN.  Born August 27, 1950, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of James and Verle (Davis) Duggins. She married David A. Powell on June 14, 1969, and he survives.

Also surviving are a son, Robert A. Powell and wife, Stephanie, of Loogootee, IN; a daughter, Shannon R. Elliott and husband, Ryan A., of Clayton, IN; a sister, Judi Ryerse of Virginia; a brother, James Duggins of Seymour, IN; and grandchildren: Christina, Ashleigh, Annalise and Andrew Powell, and Morgan Elliott.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was an Employee Relations Supervisor at Lehigh Cement Company and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School and was also a graduate of Indiana Business College.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2006, at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, May 15, 2006, at the church.  Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Patient Services.


05/11/06

Grubbs - Enoch "Richard" Grubbs of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born March 28, 1932, in Orleans, IN, he was the son of Richard and Betty Ann (West) Grubbs.

Surviving are his companion, Sue Hearth of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Rhonda Keene, Sheri Gilmore and Tammy Mullis, all of Bloomington, IN; one son, Enoch Richard Grubbs, Jr. of Monrovia, IN; three sisters: Sonya Kemp of Bedford, IN; Louise Lee of Oolitic, IN; and Marie Grubbs of Florida; fifteen grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ramona Brown; and one half-brother, John L. West.

He worked as an electrician in Indianapolis schools and retired from Indianapolis Metropolitan School. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis.

Services are to be announced by the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lynch –
Lucy Edith Lynch of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.  Born October 12, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Leslie and Lucinda (Phillips) Cooper. She married John R. Lynch on November 29, 1940, and he survives.

Also surviving are sons: Michael L. Lynch and wife, Judi, of Manhattan, Kansas; Phillip R. Lynch and wife, Cindy, of Mitchell, IN; daughters: Patricia Freeman and husband, Bob, of Santa Maria, California; Kathy M. Tolliver and husband, Gerald, of Bedford, IN; sister: Violet Karr of Mitchell, IN; thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Kathryn Hedrick and Laura Etta Cooper; and brothers: Winfred Cooper, and in infancy, Leslie Howard Cooper and Howard Cooper.

She had been a librarian at Burris School and Mitchell Junior High School, where she was also a teachers' aide. She was a 1938 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Christian Church where she was also a member of the Dorcas Circle. She was also a member of Lawrence County Homemakers and Fleur de Lis.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at the First Christian Church with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Jason Tolliver, Kevin Tolliver, Adam Tolliver, John Lynch, Michael Lynch, Phillip Lynch and Matt Lynch.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, May 14, 2006, at First Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be considered to Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation.

Rayhill - Clyde Earl Rayhill, of Mitchell, IN, died on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital.  Born on December 23, 1924, in Rivervale, IN, he was the son of Milton Amos and Nellie (Jenkins) Rayhill.  He married Mary L. George on December 21, 1952, and she preceded him in death on April 26, 1987.  He later married Margaret (Acton) Batchelor and she also preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter Debrah Tolbert and husband, Kenny, of Mitchell, IN;  one step-daughter, Susie Leatherman and husband, Mike, of Mitchell, IN;  two grandchildren, Lisa Ledgerwood-Turpin, of Mitchell, IN, and Lori Bowles and husband, Chris, of Bedford, IN;  five great-grandchildren, Jacob Ledgerwood and Alyssa Terry, both of Mitchell, IN, Zachary, Alex, and Nathaniel Bowles, all of Bedford, IN;  one step-grandchild, Russell Tolbert and wife, Lana, of Brazil, IN;  two step-great-grandchildren, Kayla and Garrett Tolbert, both of Mitchell, IN;  one niece, Betty Redenbaugh of Bloomington, IN;  three nephews: Gary Jones of Norman, IN, Jerry Neal of Heltonville, IN, and Don Neal, of Fort Meyers, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Clifford Burl Rayhill;  brother Charles Rayhill in infancy; and two sisters:  Dorothy Neal and Winnie Jones.

He retired from Central Foundry after over thirty years of employement.  He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell, and was active in the Mitchell Senior Citizens organization.  He was a World War II Army Veteran.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2006, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana State Chapter, 8465 Keystone Crossing, Suite 235, Indianapolis, IN, 46240, in memory of Clyde Earl Rayhill.


05/10/06

Lyons – Joy K. Lyons of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington. Born October 17, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Dale and Irene (Sproles) Mynatt. She was formerly married to Fred Lyons.

Surviving are Leonard Prince, a life-long friend of the family; one son, Rick Lyons of Springville, IN; five daughters: Jody Root and Cindy Cummings, both of Bloomfield, IN, Fritzi Jones of Springville, IN, Jill Lutes of Bedford, IN, and Kathi Robinson of Summit Lake, IN;  four brothers: Chris Shannon of Plainfield, IN, Ernie Mynatt and Sam Mynatt, both of Bedford, IN, Ralph Mynatt of Owensburg, IN; four sisters: Beth Lake, Mary Harrington, Faye Yates and Wilma Hughes, all of Bedford, IN, twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-three great-granchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandchild and two nephews.

She worked as a factory worker for RCA and GE in Bloomington and Visteon in Bedford.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2006, at the Bethel Christian Community Church with Forrest Lake officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery with a dinner immediately following. Friends may call Friday, May 12, 2006, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Bethel Christian Community Church. The family asks in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Bethel Christian Community Church or the Dishman Cemetery.


05/09/06

Pederson – Barbara Geneal Pedersen of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bedford.  Born July 4, 1948, in Seymour, IN, she was the daughter of David Paul and Anna Louise (Woods) Terry.

Surviving are daughters Lisa Taylor and Lydia Barchman, both of Mitchell, IN; sons Brian Taylor and Jason Taylor, both of Bedford, IN; brothers:  Daniel Terry of Mitchell, IN, David Terry of Seymour, IN, and Kenneth Terry, of Reddington, IN; sisters:  Rita Palmer of Oklahoma, Sandy Tolbert of Williams, IN, and Rose Woods of Campbellsburg, IN; and 6 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a nurses' aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital and a 1966 graduate of Mitchell High School.

There will be a graveside service at 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 11, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother James Russell officiating.  Friends may call from 10:00-11:45 a.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.



05/07/06

Morris – Thomas Scott Morris, 35, 108 Mason, Bedford, died Sunday evening at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born Jan. 26, 1971, in Florence, SC, he was the son of Thomas Clifford and Juanita (Blake) Morris. He married Sharon “Niki” Perkins April 12, 1994, in Bedford, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons: Austin Morris and Michael Morris, both of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Ariana Morris, Amanda Morris and Ashlee Little, all of Bedford, IN; his parents, Thomas C. and Juanita Morris of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Tim Baker, Mark Blake, both of Bedford, IN, and Bobby Joe Morris of Avoca, IN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was a tree trimmer for Morris and Sons and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


05/06/06

Morrison – Carroll C. Morrison of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Hospitality House in Bedford.  Born Nov. 14, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Carroll A. and Pansy (Cooper) Morrison. He married Ruth E. Fish in 1941 in Indianapolis, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Radonna “Jeannie” Holmes and husband Gary of Springville, IN; one son, Jed Henry Morrison and wife Jane Anne, Bedford, IN; daughter-in-law, Susan Morrison, Bloomington, IN; and son-in-law, Andrew “Andy” Bair, Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren: Jamie Day and husband Tim, Williams, IN, Trent Holmes and wife Carrie, Bedford, IN, Charles E. “Chuck” Bair and wife Ava, Bedford, IN, Michelle Hicks and husband Matt, Madison, IN, Patrick Morrison, San Diego, CA, Carrie Heironimus and husband Brandon, Kailua, Hawaii, Cassie Spires and husband Justin, Bedford, IN, and Christopher “Chris” Morrison, Bedford, IN; 12 great-grandchildren, Braxton and Tristan Day, Williams, IN, Libbie and Cooper Holmes, Bedford, IN, Sam, Jacob and Alice Bair, Bedford, IN, Ben Hicks, Madison, IN, Brittany and Bella Heironimus, Kailua, Hawaii, and Colton and Chloe Spires, Bedford, IN; two sisters, Frances Stultz, North Vernon, IN, and Emily Batman, Clearwater, FL; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by daughter, Janice Kay Bair, April 16, 1998; son, Jay Carroll Morrison, Sept. 6, 2005; grandson, Joseph Jay Morrison, Aug. 12, 2005; brother Glenn Morrison, July 4, 2002.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1936 and went to David Rankin Trade School, St. Louis, Mo. He returned to work in his father's sporting goods store.  Carroll, along with his wife Ruth, owned and operated Morrison's Business Supply, Bedford, from 1965 to 1985. He was a well-known locksmith in the Bedford area for over 50 years, as well as being employed at NWSC Crane as a locksmith and a draftsman. He retired from NWSC Crane in 1980.  Carroll served with the U.S. Army in World War II for three years, serving with the 11th Armored Division Headquarters. His unit was assigned to the European Theater and he served as a draftsman and topographer.  Carroll was a 48-year member of the Grace United Methodist Church in which he took an active part until his illness in 2002. He was active in the Methodist Men for many years, as well as serving on the Official Board of the church. He also ran the tape ministry, taping the Sunday morning service and delivering copies to the shut-ins of the church and mailing copies to out-of-town members.  Carroll was a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford, Bedford Elks Club, AARP and NARFE.

Funeral services for Carroll C. Morrison will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10th, at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ray Brinegar and Dr. Ted Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the grave by American Legion Post No. 33 of Bedford.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Grace United Methodist Church or to the Joseph Jay Morrison Scholarship Fund, North Lawrence Schools Foundation.

Parish – Helen M. Parish of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital.  Born April 28, 1928, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Wagoner) Streete. She married Carl L. Parish June 29, 1946, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband of Mitchell are two sons, Carl W. Parish and his wife Carol of Bedford, IN, and Michael Parish and wife Sharon of Orleans, IN; three daughters:  Lana Williams and husband Steve of Mitchell, IN, Wilma Jeannie Jones and husband Paul of Bloomington, IN, and Tammy King and husband Henry of Corydon, IN; five grandchildren: Tangela McClelland, Dustin Williams, Lucas Jones, Zachary Jones and Kyle Parish; two great-grandchildren, Ariel Taillon and Abigail McClelland.  She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

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

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10th, at the Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.


05/05/06

Phillips – Bobby Joe Phillips of Springville, IN, died May 5, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital.  Born in Delta (Wayne Co.), KY, he was the son of Owen William and Lela Ann (Jones) Phillips. He married Nancy Sue Summitt on June 19, 1970, in Kirksville (Monroe Co.) IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife is one son, Jeffrey Wayne Phillips, at home. Also surviving is one brother, Rev. Ray Phillips and his wife, Brenda, Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Bell and her husband, Preston, and Mrs. Zula Bell and her husband, Roy, all of Springville, IN., and many nephews and nieces.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Delmar, Arthur and Junior Phillips; two sisters, Develda Phillips and Mary Velma Egger.

Bobby Joe Phillips was employed at many area stone quarries, including Victor Oolitic, Dark Hollow, Elliott Stone Quarry, and the last 14 years with Indiana Limestone Co., Oolitic, IN, where he was a drill runner. He was a member of Local 741 Laborers and Hodcarriers.

Funeral services will be on Monday, May 8, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, IN, with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery West, Springville, IN.  Family and friends may call at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home today from 4 to 8 p.m., and 9 a.m. Monday until the service hour.

Scherschel – Karl E. Scherschel of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. Born November 17, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Edward W. and A. Pauline (Crabb) Scherschel. He married Carol Ann Lewis on June 18, 1966, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Eric B. Scherschel and wife Sherry, of Needmore, IN; one daughter, Kristiane M. Baumgart and husband Jason, of Bedford, IN; his mother, A. Pauline Scherschel, of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Harold Scherschel of Indianapolis, IN, Benjamin "Benny" Scherschel of Syracuse, Bernard "Bernie" Scherschel of Bedford, IN, and Gary Scherschel of Bedford, IN; one sister, Ann Scherschel of Caramel, IN; five grandchildren: Garrett Scherschel, Gavin Scherschel and Michaella Scherschel, all of Needmore, IN, Emma Baumgart and Katie Baumgart, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Timothy Scherschel.

He retired from the Bedford North Lawrence High School Science Department after twenty-seven years and was also a farmer. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and his education degree from Indiana University. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, ISTA. He was formerly a 4-H Fair Board member, 4-H Leader, and member of the Junior High Coaching Staff at Oolitic.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.


05/03/06

Medlock – Marion M. (Smith) Medlock, 77, of #9 Hillcrest Circle, Bedford, died on Wednesday night at her residence, surrounded by her family.  Born May 11, 1928, in Dearborn, MI, she was the youngest daughter of Howard Smith and Pearl (Richardson) Smith.  She married Walter Medlock Jr., on April 17, 1949, and he died on May 8, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters, Martie Medlock Spaulding of Bedford, IN, and Michelle “Missy” Medlock Adams of Fort Worth, TX; one son, Rob Medlock of Strongsville, OH; two sons-in-law, Jan Spaulding of Bedford, IN, and Jeff Adams of Fort Worth, TX; one daughter-in-law, Barb Medlock of Strongsville, OH; eight grandchildren: Mandy Ward, Bedford, IN, Autumn Bailey, Southpoint, OH, Meghan Medlock, Jay Medlock, Mindy Medlock and Jon Medlock, all of Strongsville, OH, Abby Leigh Adams and Allyson Michelle Adams, both of Fort Worth, TX; four great-grandchildren, Addyson Leigh Bailey, Alec Kade Bailey and Ashton Kole Bailey, all of Southpoint, OH, and Christopher Walker Ward, Bedford, IN; and one sister, Marjorie Biggers of Clearwater, FL.  Marion was preceded in death by her husband; and one sister, Muriel Barnes.

Following graduation from Odon High School, she worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane for several years.  Marion and Walter were part owners of Hale's Carriage House Furniture before retiring in 1990. They were also active members of the Bedford Free Methodist Church for many years, teaching the senior high school Sunday school class for more than a decade.  Marion also was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford before she and Walter moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in late 1998.  While in Texas, Marion worked in the television department of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) and later as a sales associate in the KCM bookstores. She and Walter were members of Eagle Mountain International Church while living in Texas. After Walter's death in May 2004, Marion to Bedford. At the time of her death, she was an active member of Stonegate Faith Center, pastored by her son-in-law Jan Spaulding and daughter Martie Spaulding.  She was a member of the Hoosier 100 Club. A former Women's City Golf Tournament Champion, Marion was a member of the Otis Park Ladies Club and volunteered at the Bedford Regional Medical Center Gift Shop during the 1990s and recently worked tirelessly for Angel Food Ministries at Stonegate Faith Center in Lawrence County.

 

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.


05/01/06

Binkley – James C. Binkley of Hendersonville, NC, died Monday, May 1, 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Bennett Binkley; daughters, Mary Beth Fendley of Hendersonville and Susan Weisenburger of Plano, TX; six grandchildren, Kimberly Fendley Durden of Harrisonburg, VA., Kara Fendley Kilpatrick, Laura Fendley King and Timothy Carlton Fendley, all of Hendersonville, and Rachel and James Weisenburger of Plano, TX, five great-grandchildren, Kathryn Fendley Kilpatrick, Jakob and Hannah Durden and Emma and Julia King; sons-in-law, the Rev. Kenneth (Skip) Fendley of Hendersonville, and Dr. Steven Weisenburger of Plano, TX, as well as grandsons-in-law, Jeff Durden, Steve Kilpatrick and Jeremy King. He was preceded in death by twin children, Rebecca Jane and Timothy Carlton Binkley.

A member of the First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, he also served several churches in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky as both deacon and minister of music. Graduating from Georgetown College in 1956, he devoted more than 35 years of service as a high school English teacher in Kentucky and Ohio.

He was a World War II veteran of the European theater, serving as a combat engineer with the 253rd Combat Engineer Battalion. He was awarded two battle stars for his service.

After his discharge he married Vivian Bennett, daughter of Rex and Lucy Bennett of Oolitic, and worked several years for the Indiana Limestone Quarry. During this time he was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Oolitic.

He also loved his family dearly, especially Vivian, with whom he spent 60 glorious years. His children, grandchildren and other family were dear to him.

A funeral service will be held at l:00 pm, Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue in Bedford. The Rev. Kenneth C. (Skip) Fendley will officiate. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Friends may call from 12 noon to the service hour Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

Kautz – Betty Louise Kautz of  Homosassa, FL, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida.  Born September 1, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Frances (Cole) Lane. She married Robert F. Kautz in 1973, and he preceded her in death August 13, 1994.

Surviving are children:  Mike McLaughlin and wife, Lisa, of  Shoals, IN, Marsha Higdon and husband, Ron, Robert McLaughlin and wife, Cheryl, Mary Hughett and husband, Michael, all of  Mitchell, IN, Thomas McLaughlin and wife, Betty, of Tennessee, and Billy Joe McLaughlin and wife, Page, of Florida; a very dear friend, Jim; sisters:  Lettie Coffman of Bedford, IN, and Nancy Burlington of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Jesse B. Lane of Mitchell, IN; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, and three brothers: Herschel, Roy and Elwood Lane.

She had been employed at RCA and was a cook at Jones' Restaurant. She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 5, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Radcliff – Emmalee Grace Radcliff of Bedford, IN, died at 6:49 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2006, at her residence.  Born Dec. 19, 2005, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Jamie L. (Birchfield) Radcliff.

Surviving with her parents are one sister, Jailynne Radcliff, at home; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Diana Birchfield, Bedford, IN; paternal grandparents, Charles and Stacey Radcliff, Mitchell, IN; maternal great-grandmothers, Fay Birchfield, Bedford, IN, and Cleeda Eshbach, Texas; maternal great-great-grandmother, Iva Birchfield, Arkansas; paternal great-grandparents, Roy and Faye Hooten, Orleans, IN; paternal great-grandmother, Wanda Joyce Radcliff, Orleans, IN; two aunts, Elizabeth Cook, Paoli, IN, and Crystal Birchfield, Bedford, IN; and two uncles, John Radcliff, Mitchell, IN, and Dusty Birchfield, Bedford, IN.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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