2006 – 07 (July)

07/31/06

Jones – Jamie Alan Jones of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at his residence.  Born on July 5, 1977, he was the son of William L. and Kathy E. (Gibbs) Jones.

Surviving are his mother, Kathy E. Wininger, of Mitchell, IN;  his father and step-mother, Bill and Kathy Jones, of Mitchell, IN;  three brothers:  Eric Jones and wife, Trena, T.J. Jones and Aaron Jones, all of Mitchell, IN;  two sisters:  Tia Jones and Katie Jones, both of Mitchell, IN;  three step-brothers:  Dr. Tyson Medlock and wife, Kristin, of Lafayette, IN, Tanner Medlock and wife, Dana, of Mitchell, IN, and Tate Medlock of Indianapolis, IN;  grandparents:  Roy Gibbs, Helen and Harold Seacat, Burl Jones, all of Shoals, IN, and Bob and Barbara Hall of Bedford, IN;  three nieces:  Loren Jones, Barbara Eilers, and Stephanie Neimeler;  one nephew, Alex Jones;  and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gene Gibbs.

He was a member of the Class of 1995 of Mitchell High School and a graduate of KJ's Barber School.  He was self-employed at Jones Barber Shop in Mitchell, IN.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 250 and the Mitchell Lions Club.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 4, 2006, at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals, IN, with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.
 


07/30/06

Smithers –  Jerry Smithers of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at the Westview Manor Nursing Home in Bedford, IN.  Born on October 3, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Hazel Ruth (Mitchell) Smithers.

Surviving are one son, David Smithers of Pendleton, IN;  two sisters:  Mary Loving of West Palm Beach, FL, and Susie May and husband, Roger, of Bedford, IN;  one brother, John Smithers of Bedford, IN;  one niece, Christina Jones and husband, Eric, of Mitchell, IN;  and one nephew, Roger May, Jr., of Bedford, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jimmy Smithers.

He was an apartment manager in Indianapolis, IN.

There will be no services.  Cremation was chosen with interment at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Diabetes Association.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.

Sowder – Florence Sowder of Heltonville, IN, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on June 8, 1924, she was the daughter of Delmar Russel and Laura (Kirk) Smale.  She married Birtle Roy Sowder on December 3, 1942, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons:  Larry Dean (Butch) Sowder and wife, Nancy, of Bartlettsville, IN, and D. Randy Sowder and wife, Gina, of New Whiteland, IN;  one daughter, Rita Thompson and husband, John, of Bloomington, IN;  one sister, Gertrude Goodman of Heltonville, IN;  two brothers-in-law:  Plass Johnson of Bedford, IN, and Gerald Sowder of Bedford, IN;  two sisters-in-law:  Mildred Acuff of Ellettsville, IN, and Freedona Scott of Heltonville, IN;  nine grandchildren:  Jeffrey, Brian, Kevin, Kelly, Kyle, Cindy, David and Robert;  four step-grandchildren:  Michael, Jennifer, Tracy and Melissa;  seven great-grandchildren:  Taylor, Sydney, Courtney, Tanner, Paris, Bailey and Kyra.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one great-grandson, Justin, one brother, Jerry Smale, and three sisters:  Emma Lee Johnson, Helen Baker and Marjorie Ford.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Heltonville Christian Church.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at the Bartlettsville Christian Church in Bartlettsville, IN, with Brother Larry Ritter officiating.  Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at the Bartlettsville Christian Church.



07/29/06

Allen – Helen Thelma Lantz Allen of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at the White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 19, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jack and Leafie (Brown) Lantz.

Surviving are one daughter, Janet Fleetwood and husband, Donald, of Bedford, IN;  one son, Harold Allen and wife, Elaine, of Heltonville, IN;  two brothers:  Russell Lantz of Alabama and Doyle Lantz of Florida;  nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and nine brothers.

She retired from Stone City Products in 1975.

Private family services are scheduled for a later date.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.
 


07/28/06

Johnson – Kenneth William Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Friay, July 28, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on April 6, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Thomas Merle and Lelia (Johnson) Johnson.  He married Dorothy Irene May on December 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death on September 13, 2001.
  
Surviving are two sons:  Jan S. Johnson and wife, Judy, of Bedford, IN, and Jay Johnson and wife, Ok Sun, of Indianapolis, IN;  and one daughter:  Deborah Floyd and husband, Roger, of Ellettsville, IN, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Arthur L. Johnson, and one sister, Ruth Thomas.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II.  He was the chief financial officer for Indiana Limeston Company in Bedford for thirty-five years, retiring in 1986.  He was a sixty-year member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. and was of the Christian faith.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Richard Chase officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.  Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the funeral home. 




07/27/06

Pickett – Marcella J. Pickett of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, at Florida Hospital in Palm Coast, FL.  Born on February 11, 1945, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Emmett H. and Mable (Acton) Dalton.  She married Paul T. Pickett and he preceded her in death in 2000.

Surviving are five sons:  H. Don Moore and wife, Lisa, of Bedford, IN, Paul E. Pickett of Grovetown, GA, Tim Pickett of Jacksonville, FL, Darrell Pickett and Ernest Picket, both of Leesburg, FL;  five daughters:  Mary Snyder of Vunnell, FL, Mary Beth Pickett and Sandra Chambers, both of Ohio, Starr Palmer of West Virginia and Floryann Biggs of Florida;  twenty-four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Emmett Dalton.

She was a retired nurse's aid at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the funeral home.  Family and friends are invited to a reception following the services at St. John's Episcopal Church in Beford, IN.
 


07/26/06

Ball – W. Dean Ball of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the Stone Bridge Health Campus in Bedford.  Born on July 29, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Noble and Lillie Edith (Owen) Ball.  He married Mary Catherine Cox on October 4, 1988, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons:  Gary Ball and wife, Linda, of Cecilia, KY, Noble Ball and wife, Elaine, of Heltonville, IN, and Vernon Ball and wife, Lucinda, of Bedford, IN;  one daughter, Mary Edith Gilmore and husband, Mark, of Bloomington, IN;  one brother, Floyd Ball of Bedford, IN;  four step-daughters:  Cathy Jean Mitchell and husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN, Sherry Lynn Hall and husband, P. Emerson, of Clearsprings, Carlotta A Beavers of Martin County, and Toni D. Sturgill and husband, Bruce, of Texas;  several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Mildred Ball.

He was a self-employed school bus driver, truck driver, auctioneer and produce seller.  He was a graduate of Shawswick High School.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in the Huron Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Huron Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

Sims – Martha J. Sims of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor in Mitchell, IN.  Born on November 25, 1929, she was the daughter of Lowell and Bessie (Daniel) Bridges.  She married Glen Sims on December 24, 1967, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters:  Pam Sims of Clinton, OK, and Penny Northcutt and husband, Dwaine, of Ponca City, OK;  one son, Kendall Sims of Jersey City, NJ;  one granddaughter, Lisa Brooks and husband, Ron, of Guthrie, OK;  and several cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  

She was a retired school teacher and a Pink Lady volunteer for Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating.  No calling hours are scheduled.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Lawrence County Historical Museum of the White River Humane Society.

Terry – Cathy Terry of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at her residence.  Born on August 29, 1954, in Sullivan, IN, she was the daughter of George Harrison and Lois Maxine (Anderson) Long.  She married Randall Terry and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Surviving are two daughters:  Christine Terry of Bedford, IN, and Deanna Tuell and husband, Matthew, of Bedford, IN;  three sons:  Charles Long, Danny Brosamle and wife Stacey, all of Bedford, IN, and Dustin Hardwick of Linton, IN;  one sister, Judy Stockart and husband, Jeff, of Ellettsville, IN;  one brother, Harrison Long and wife, Lynn, of Jasonville, IN;  and six grandchildren:  Brittany Long, Taylor,  Jasmine and Zachary Brosamle, and Isaac and Quinton Hardwick.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2006, at the funeral home.
 


07/24/06

Arthur – Everett Arthur, Jr. of Springville, IN, died Monay, July 24, 2006, at his residence.  Born on February 3, 1929, he was the son of Everett and Chloe (Smith) Arthur.  He married Delight Hayes on March 20, 1954, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kathy Baker and husband, Gregory;  two grandsons:  Aaron and Daniel;  one sister, Joyce Arthur-Haywood and husband, Larry;  one sister-in-law, Bonnie Arthur;  one nephew, Jeff Arthur;  two nieces, Sandra Imhoff and Lori Phillips;  four great-nieces and four great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents;  brother, Jerry Arthur;  two infant daughters, and a brother and sister in infancy.

He was employed by Armstrong Farm Company and then was self-employes by Marathon Oil Company and Mullis Petroleum as a fuel distributor.  He was a life member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church.  His passion in life was going to church, spending time with family, gardening and singing.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brothers Larry Hawkins and Robert Phillips officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springville, IN, with Brother Chester Anderson officiating.  Pallbearers will be Paul Alexander, Mike Allen, Jeff Arthur, Mark Jackson, Joe Jacobs, Steve Kimmel, and Randy Jackson.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the ay & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church.

Eggers - Joseph Eggers of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on September 20, 1917, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Willie Newton and Lorenia (Reynolds) Eggers.  He married Roxie Lillian Tincher on February 27, 1939, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters:  Josephine Eggers Horton and husband, Charles, of Norman, IN;  Lela Mae Eggers Hackney and husband, Carson, and Nancy Lorenia Eggers all of Bedford, IN;  one son, William Henry Eggers and wife, Shirley, of Bedford, IN;  one sister:  Ruth Marie Eggers Ross of Bedford, IN;  five grandchildren:  Dianna L. Hackney Fisher and husband, Gary, Jeffrey A. Hackney and wife, Lisa, Jill Ann Rose, W. David Eggers and Teddy Joe Eggers;  seven great-grandchildren:  Lucas and wife, Lacey, Sarah, Benjamin Fisher, Heather, Holly, Taylor Hackney, and Angela Rose;  one great-granddaughter, Shelby Rose Pruett;  and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ray W. Eggers, and a great-grandson, Jason Rose.

He was a veteran of the United States Army.  He retired in 1973 as a supervisor at NWSC Crane.  He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and the CCC of Mitchell, IN.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend David Ferry and Reverend Gary Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Reynolds – Elgan W. Reynolds of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on March 19, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Carl and Anna (Wright) Reynolds.  He married Roanna Cooper on December 16, 1943, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters:  Connie Ruth Stoll of Chandler, IN, Elana Ro Reynolds at home, and Michelle Lynn Porter of Orleans, IN;  one son, Dearl C. Reynolds of Mitchell, IN;  two grandchildren, who were reared in the home:  Jill A. Saman of Alpharetta, GA, and Brian R. Reynolds of Bedford, IN;  eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ronald Wayne Reynolds, one grandson, Dearl Reynolds II., and one brother, Carl Reynolds, Jr.

He was a farmer, a truck driver for Mitchell Transport, and a bus driver for Tunnelton and Bono Township Schools.  He was a charter member of the Talbott Cemetery Association and served on the cemetery board for more than fifty years.  He was of the Christian faith.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at the Talbott Cemetery with Reverend Robert Kirkman and Brother Larry Alvey officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.



07/21/06

Box – Kenneth G. (Gail) Box of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN.  Born on August 8, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Bennie and Verlie (Flinn) Box.

Surviving are two sons:  Richard L. Box and wife, Carolyn, of Bedford, IN, and Kevin L. Box of Owensburg, IN;  one daughter, Vicki Vaught of Bedford, IN;  two sisters:  Dorothy Farris of Bedford, IN, and Mary Jane Hamilton of Tunnelton, IN;  one sister-in-law, Jewel Box of Bedford, IN;  eight grandchildren, three great-granchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers:  Roland Box and Donald Wayne Box.

He was a retired carpenter.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Tunnelton Cemetery.  Burial will follow.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.

Reynolds – Andrea L. (Deckard) Reynolds of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on September 22, 1962, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Roger and Sue (Brown) Deckard.

Surviving are two children:  Lauren Reynolds and Mason Reynolds, both of Bedford, IN;  her mother;  one step-daughter, April Reynolds of California;  two sisters:  Jill Childers and husband, Jimmy, of Bedford, IN, and Tricia Barlow and husband, Bryan, of Mitchell, IN;  nephews:  Alec Barlow, Evan Barlow and Travis Barlow, all of Mitchell, IN;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Dirus Dustin officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Cremation will follow the service.


07/18/06

Downham – Bruce A. Downham of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.  Born on April 22, 1971, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert Downham and Diana (Craig) Archer.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Kenneth Archer, of Bedford, IN;  his father and step-mother, Kim, of Bedford, IN;  two brothers:  Robbie Downham and wife, Tami, and Bradley Downham, all of Bedford, IN;  two step-brothers:  Bob Archer of Indianapolis, IN, and Ryan Archer of Hope, IN;  maternal grandfather, Lowell Craig of Bedford, IN;  and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ruth Craig, an paternal grandparents, Brian and Vera Downham.

He was a construction laborer.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Bedford, IN, and attended the Free Methodist Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the funeral home.

Hale – Otho Thomas "Bud" Hale of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, IN.  Born on March 17, 1918, in Needmore, IN, he was the son of Bige and Shirley (Bennett) Hale.  He married Della Mae Myers on November 30, 1938, and she preceded him in death on February 26, 2006.

He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II.  He was a self-employed carpenter, part owner of Hale Stone Company and had also worked at Carriage House Furniture, retiring in 1990.  He was a graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford since 1959 and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, IN.  Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, July 24, 2006, at the Free Methodist Church. 

Ingle – Ruth Leone (Sheeks) Ingle of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Westview Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.  Born on October 2, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of D.L. and Opal (Simpson) Sheeks.  She married Louis Crawford Ingle on August 12, 1933, and he preceded her in death on April 30, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters:  Phyllis Howell and husband, Ed, of Ellettsville, IN, and Donna Bartlett and husband, David, of Bedford, IN;  one son-in-law, Fred Dunn of Paoli, IN;  one sister, Mary (Sheeks) Wood and husband, Oren, of Bedford, IN;  six grandchildren:  Vicki Gerkin, Mike Dunn, Mark Dunn, Jerri Todd, Jessica Allen and Najget Kern;  and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Roy Sheeks;  one daughter, Mary Ruth Dunn;  one grandson, Gregg Bennett;  and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Blackburn.

She graduated from Tunnelton High School and was a homemaker.  She was a fifty-year member of the Leesville Eastern Star.  She was a member of the Tunnelton Methodist Church for sixty years.  She was a member of the Tunnelton Homemakers.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Holsapple officiating.  Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wilson – Nathalee F. Wilson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at her residence.  Born on September 6, 1935, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charlie and Clara F. (Hunter) Ramsey.  She married Carl Wilson and he preceded her in death in 1982.

Surviving are two sons:  Carl M. Wilson of Bedford, IN, and Shawn Wilson and wife, Melissa, of Bedford, IN;  two daughters:  Melinda Owens and Melissa M. Wilson, both of Bedford, IN;  three brothers:  Harold, Gerald and John Ramsey;  one sister, Melody Prudent,  eleven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers:  Leroy, Charles E. and Leathel Ramsey;  one sister, Juanitta Stinson, and one grandson, Shawn Wilson, Jr.

She had been employed by M. Fine & Sons.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery with Millard Jones officiating.  Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.



07/17/06

Lewis – Evelyn Lucille Lewis of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 2, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of William Bullitt and Josie (Blevins) Jolley.  She married Lowell Lewis on February 18, 1956, and he preceded her in death on February 8, 1991.

Surviving are one step-son, Dr. Robert E. Lewis of Athens, GA.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters:  Christine and Dorothy Jane Jolley;  three brothers:  Wayne, Clyde and Hollace Jolley;  and three half-brothers:  Leo, Justin and Cleatus Jolley.

She was formerly employed at Reliance Manufacturing Company and GM Powertrain.  She was a member of the Class of 1940 of Mitchell High School.  She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Modern Homemakers Home Ec. Club.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the First Christian Church in Mitchell, IN.

Stailey – Lorna Mae (Roberts) Stailey of Anderson, IN, died Monday, July 17, 2006, at her residence.  Born on September 22, 1926, in Springville, IN, she was the daughter of Laban and Vannie (Colvin) Roberts.  She married Delmer Steve Stailey on June 4, 1942, in Bedford, IN, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Brenda Everitt and husband, Orin, of Anderson, IN;  one son, Terry Stailey and wife, Diane, of Daleville, IN;  one sister, Jewell Waldon of Bedford, IN;  three step-sisters:  Mabel Day of Williams, IN, Irene Hall of Phoenix, AZ, and Imogene Randolph of Bedford, IN;  one step brother, Freddie Barringer of Jacksonville, FL;  three half-brothers:  Roy Roberts of Phoenix, AZ, John Roberts of Mesa, AZ, and Bobby Roberts of Sun City, AZ;  five grandchildren:  Marianne Scott and husband, Emmett, Steven and Tony Arena, Kim Leahy and husband, John, Mike Stailey and wife, Linda;  nine great-grandchildren: Justin and Lauren Scott, Kyla Roberts, Joseph and Addison Arena, Matthew and Sarah Leahy, Kiersten and Ryan Stailey; and eleven nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Kenneth Roberts.

She was a lifelong resident of Bedford until 2004 when she and her husband moved to Anderson, IN, to be closer to their son.  She worked for RCA for over eight years.  She attended Calvary Chapel.  On June 4, 2006, she and her husband celebrated sixty-four years of marriage.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend James McDowell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
 


07/16/06

Hodges – Mary Sue Hodges of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at her residence.  Born on December 19, 1945, in Knox County, IN, she was the daughter of Glen and Belva Edington.  She married Ken Hodges on September 9, 2000, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Amy Davis of Indianapolis, IN;  one granddaughter, Kylie Davis of Indianapolis, IN;  one step-daughter, Kenna Hodges of Bedford, IN;  one step-son, Chris Hodges of California;  two step-granddaughters:  Kristen and Eileen Hodges;  and one step-grandson, Joey Hodges.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Brian Kern, and one step-son, K.T. Hodges.

She retired from Molex Corporation in Lisle, IL.  She was a charter member of the Community Baptist Fellowship.  She was also a member of the American Legion 8/40 and Auxillary, the Bedford Lady Elks and the Rouge Chapeau Red Hat Society.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at the Community Baptist Fellowship with John Lineback officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Cremation will follow.

Varvel – Blanch I. Varvel of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell, IN.  Born on June 16, 1928, in Washington County, IN, she was the daughter of Milo and Daisy (Collier) Brewer.  She married Hubert Eugene Varvel on March 3, 1945, and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Brenda K. Wood and husband, Keith, of Mitchell, IN;  one brother, Otho Brewer of Leipsic, IN;  two grandchildren:  Tisha Hitchcock and Aaron Wood;  and two great-granddaughters.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son:  Randy Lee Varvel;  five sisters:  Gladys Fields, Verlie Hoggatt, Martha Mann, Wilma Hamilton, and Flossie Horner;  and four brothers:  Delbert, Homer, John and Noble Brewer.

She had been employed at the Smith Cabinet Company and was a member of Stonginton Church of Christ.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Allen Burris and Brother Joshua Brumfield officiating.  Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, July 21, 2006, at the funeral home.
 



07/15/06

King –  Marilyn G. King of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born of August 5, 1920, in Terre Haute, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Belva (Turner) Dobson.  She married Kelsey King on October 30, 1939, and he preceded her in death on September 6, 2003.

Surviving are two daughters:  Sharon McCoy and husband, Michael, of Mitchell, IN, and Maribel Longest and husband, Robert, of Orleans, IN;  one son, Mark King of Ormond Beach, FL;  four sisters:  Charlotte Richardson of Easley, SC, Beverly Connoly of Bellingham, WA, Sondra Lewis of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Myrna Austin of St. Cloud, FL;  two brothers:  Calvin Dobson of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Willard Dobson of Mitchell, IN;  nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Evelyn McFarland, three brothers:  Harry, Robert and Richard Dobson;  and one grandson.

She was a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene in Orleans, IN.  She loved cooking, gardening, and her children.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Mike Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the funeral home.

Pierce – Gertrude Mae (Snow) Pierce of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her residence.  Born on December 28, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ora and Bertha (Gaines) Snow.  She married Wayne R. Pierce on September 23, 1941, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, David Pierce and wife, Donna, of Bedford, IN;  one grandson, Drew Pierce and wife, Brandy, of Melbourne, FL;  two great-grandsons:  Bryce and Connor Pierce of Melbourne, FL;  and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Wayne Pierce, Jr.;  two sisters:  Frances Fields and Edith Ellison;  and four brothers:  Ralph, Charles, Walter, and William Snow.

She was a member of Faith Mission Church in Bedford, IN.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Leonard Sankey and Reverend J. Stevan Manley officiating.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Trueblood – Lenna H. Trueblood of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN.  Born on September 13, 1915, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Jane (Craig) Reuter.  She married Opal Trueblood, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons:  Jon Trueblood and wife, Betty, of Westerville, OH, and Phil Trueblood and wife, Ann, of Diamond Bar, CA;  one daughter, Suellen Trueblood Griffith and husband, Dennis, of Bedford, IN;  one sister, Gladys Hackney of Seymour, IN;  five grandchildren:  Susan Doone, Tina Lewis, Ryan Griffith, Allyson Griffith, and Gregory Trueblood;  and five great-grandchildren:  Kyle Doone, Cody Doone, Connor Lewis, Broderick Lewis and Gavin Lewis.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Kenneth Reuter.

She was married for sixty-seven years.  She was formerly employed at the Williams Post Office and had worked in food services for the North Lawrence Community Schools.  She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford, IN.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Darrell Simon officiating.  Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


07/12/06

Gammon – Jesse Gammon, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.  Born on April 16, 1923, in Shoals, IN, he was the son of Jesse and Rosa (Brown) Gammon, Sr.  He married Martha Ann McGinnis in 1958, and she preceded him in death on December 12, 1990.

Surviving are two sons:  Harold Ray Gammon of Hinesville, GA, and David Lee Gammon of Mitchell, IN;  one daughter, Linda Diane Stevens of Mooresville, IN;  one niece, Nancy Covey of Bedford, IN;  five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margaret Brewster.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II.  He was a self-employed carpenter and attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006, in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, IN, with Reverend Mark Bechtel officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.

Kenworthy – Norma K. Kenworthy of Bloomington, IN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at her residence.  Born on September 11, 1913, in Martinsville, IN, she was the daughter of William I. and Lula S. (Kelso) James.  She married Joseph Eugene "Gene" Kenworthy on June 12, 1941, and he preceded her in death on December 16, 1996.

Surviving are four sons:  Jack Kenworthy and wife, Shelly, of Bedford, IN;  Dr. Tony Kenworthy and wife, Sharon, of Bloomington, IN;  Joseph Kenworthy and wife, Gari, of Terre Haute, IN;  and Robert Kenworthy and wife, Katie, of Paris, TN;  twelve grandchildren:  Teresa Summerville and husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN;  Kelley Kemper and husband, Larry, of Westfield, IN;  Katie Matlock, Robert Kenworthy II, Theodore Kenworthy and wife, Laura;  Joseph E. "Chip" Kenworthy III and wife, Katie, all of Paris, TN;  Todd Kenworthy and wife, Jessica, Buffy Perkins and husband, Ross, all of Indianapolis, IN;  Jenny DeWald of Sarasota, FL;  Adam Kern of Enterprise, AL;  Andrea Kern of Bloomington, IN;  and Amber Chastain and husband, David, of Yarmouth, ME;  fifteen great-grandchildren:  Matt, Lee and Nate Matlock;  Kinnon Kopp;  Kyler Sherrill;  Abby, Katie and Anna Kemper;  Robbie and Olivia Kenworthy;  Zoe and Emma DeWald;  Clayton and Hannah Summerville and Nora Perkins;  and her caregivers:  Tammy Salyers, Martha McCammon, Kim Akers and Jamie Murdock.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Donald James Kenworthy in infancy;  one sister, Nedra James Ely;  and two brothers:  Bud and Bill James.

She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Class of 1931 of Martinsville High School and a member of the Class of 1937 of the Indiana University Law School.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, IN, president of the Parkview PTA, province officer of Tri-Kappa, and president of Tri-Kappa.  She served on the state constitution committee of Tri-Kappa and was a United Way chairperson.  She was president of the North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation for three years and served on the North Lawrence Scholarship Committee.  She was president of Pink Ladies of Dunn Memorial Hospital in 1971 and from 1983 to 1985.  She received the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 1984 and the Daughters of Lawrence County Walk With Excellence Award in March, 2006.  From 1983 until 1986, she was an advisory board member of the Bedford College Center Oakland City University.  She was also a member of the Welcome Wagon for many years.

Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the church.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the North Lawrence Community Foundation – Kenworthy Family Scholarship;  Lawrence County Baseball League;  Limestone Girls Club or Thornton Memorial Boys Club.





07/11/06

Brinegar – Roxie E. Brinegar of Bedford, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, IN.  Born on August 5, 1914, in Hardinsburg, IN, she was the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Masterson) Thompson.  She married George Brinegar on December 25, 1937, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Aaron Brinegar of Bedford, IN;  one daughter, Peri Combs of Jasper, IN;  one sister, Lois Campbell of Salem, IN;  five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers:  Elmer and Marvin Thompson.

She was co-owner and operator of George's Gateway in Bedford for many years before retiring.

Private graveside services were on Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Beech Grove Cemetery in Beech Grove, IN.  Details were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.
 


07/09/06

Bourland – Agnes M. Bourland of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial  Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on February 5, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert and Maude (Sanders) Gyger.  She married William Samuel Bourland on August 15, 1936, and he died in December, 1991.

Surviving are one son, Robert Bourland of Bedford, IN;  three daughters:  Betty Bourland, Pat Bruin and Jeri Cain all of Bedford, IN;  six grandchildren:  Annette Warnick, Sherri Sons, Carri Smith all of Bedford, IN,  Michelle Brown of Newburgh, IN, LuAnne Baker of Solsbury, IN, Susan Cannon of Berry, KY;  seventeen great-grandchildren:  Rikki Crane, Nicole Sons, Andrew Sons, Nathaniel Warnick, Jessica Case, Brandon Brown, Bailey Brown, Jacob Brown, Mike Baker, Garrett Baker, William Bruin, Rachel Cannon, Robert Cannon, Susie Cannon, Shannon Watkins, Amy Clark and Kyle Sons;  eight great-great-grandchildren:  Austin Sons, Bracie Crane, Halie Crane, Adison Watkins, Morgan Watkins, Seth Watkins, Caitlyn Clark and Jasper Sons.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers:  Ralph and Roland Gyger;  two sisters:  Gloy Correll and Gayle Harvey;  and granddaughter, Lesia Gail Cox.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

A private service for family and friends will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006.  Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 


07/08/06

Klumpp – Karl F. Klumpp, Jr., of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 18, 1928, he was the son of Karl F. and Blanche E. (Fiddler) Klumpp.  He married Rheadawn Browning on August 21, 1952, and she preceded him in death on July 3, 1976.

Surviving are two sons:  Steve Klumpp of Mitchell, IN, and Bradley Klumpp of Bedford, IN;  and one granddaughter, Diane Michelle Luttrell of Bedford, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, twin brother, Gus Klumpp, and his companion, Wilma Byers.

He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II.  He was retired from General Motors as a shipping supervisor.  He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, 40&8, the VFW Post 1686, and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.  He was a volunteer at the Bedford Boys Club and was a past member of the Lions Club.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Stevens officiating.  Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wray – Eula Wray of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at her residence.  Born on December 10, 1925, in Middleboro, KY, she was the daughter of Jonathan and Mellie (Howard) Blanton.  She married Paul H. Wray on June 18, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Larry Wray of Morgantown, IN;  one granddaughter, Tiffanie Wray of Bedford, IN;  one grandson, Derek Wray of Heltonville, IN;  four great-granddaughters:  Jordan Wray, Kaylee and Janelle Norman and Amber Jarvis;  one great-grandson, Brayden Jarvis;  one brother, Donovan Blanton of Bedford, IN;  and three sisters:  Ann Kutzle of Florida, Mable Boger of Charlestown, and Irene Bryant of Kentucky;  and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Cecil Blanton.

She was employed for thirty years at GM Powertrain (Central Foundry) in Bedford, IN, retiring in 1982.  She also owned and operated Wray Produce in Bedford and Morgantown, IN.  She was a graduate of Huron High School, a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and was an avid bowler.  She was an Indianapolis 500 fan and loved horse racing at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Alzheimer's Association for Research.
 


07/07/06

Bugh – Brenda Ritter Bugh of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, IN.  Born on January 13, 1944, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Fred Ritter and Catherine (Hill) Sumpter and step-father, Kenneth Sumpter, who raised her.

Surviving are three sons:  Kenny Bugh and partner, Barbara Martin, Duke Bugh and wife, Mindy; and Matthew Bugh and wife, Kelli, all of Bedford, IN;  seven grandchildren:  Dustin, Jessica, J.D., Kevan, Bailey and Geena Bugh and Tara Canfield;  one step-granddaughter, Jordan Snow;  one sister, Sharon Vance of Bedford, IN;  one nephew, Jeff Vance of Bedford, IN;  and one niece, Cindy Vance of Bedford, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was involved in retail sales for many years and was the former owner of Hoover's Candy Shop in Bedford.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Glenn Duncan and Reverend Phil McDonald officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ingle – Virginia M. Ingle of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at the White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.  Born on January 29, 1909, she was the daughter of Charles Henry and Bertha C. (Showalter) Taylor.  She married Clifford C. Ingle and he preceded her in death on March 23, 1962.

Surviving are two sons:  Carl Eugene Ingle and wife, Mary, of San Diego, CA, and Bill Ingle and wife, Carole, of Bedford, IN;  one daughter,  Elaine Ingle Roberts and husband, Joe, of Bellbrook, OH; two sisters:  Esther Bluff of Sparta, IL, and Anna Loveall of Wheeling, WV;  six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters:  Olivia Mize and Jeanetta Taylor;  and three brothers:  Charles, Jr., Leland and Louis Taylor.

She was employed at Sarkes-Tarzian Inc. and had worked in food service of Indiana University before retiring in 1979.  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, IN.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend David Colgan officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shaw – Theron M. Shaw, Sr. of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  Born on October 25, 1935, in Metcalfe County, KY, he was the son of Otis Orin and Teenie (Lester) Shaw.  He married Janice Kunkler on May 18, 1957, and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters:  Martina Marie Fields of Mitchell, IN, and Dorothy Jean Sullivan of Gainesville, FL;  three sons:  Theron M. Shaw, Jr. of Paoli, IN, Michael Anthony Shaw of Mitchell, IN, and Otis Orin Shaw of Martinsville, IN;  seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers:  Virgil, Otis, Hubert, Arley and Rondal Shaw.

He was retired from General Motors-Chevrolet in Indianapolis, IN, and was a member of the United Auto Workers.  He was a member of Jonathan's Gym Health Club and attended Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Goens officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the funeral home.



07/06/06

Busch – John Ray Busch of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN.  Born on April 11, 1937, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Charles C. and Naomi (Stewart) Busch.  He married Linda Bush of Unionville, IN, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Eugenia L. Moore of Bloomington, IN;  two sons:  Frank Deckard and Jeff Ray Busch, both of Unionville, IN;  his mother, Naomi Busch of Orleans, IN;  six sisters:  Edna Marlat of Logansport, IN, Sharon Baker of Crawfordsville, IN, Elnora King of Bedford, IN, Janet Wisely of Orleans, IN, Oneita Roach of Bloomfield, IN, and Gayle Spadie of Springville, IN;  six brothers:  Clarence Busch of Marengo, IN, Elmer Busch of Paoli, IN, Mike, Paul and Jim Busch all of Orleans, IN, and Ray Busch of Bedford, IN;  and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Grand Canyon.  He had been employed at the Indiana National Guard Armory in Bloomington, IN, and at Kinser Lumber Company.  He attended the Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Daniel Jones officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Friends may call from 9:20 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 11, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN.

McKeen – Betty V. McKeen of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN.  Born on December 1, 1928, in Terre Haute, IN, she was the daughter of Carl A. and Mildred (Edwards) Valentine.  She married William Riley McKeen on March 12, 1955, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters:  Candice McKing of North Vernon, IN, and Frederika Shwago of Ft. Wayne, IN;  one son, William Riley McKeen of Bloomington, IN;  one brother, Bill Valentine of Terre Haute, IN;  eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at the Callahan Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute, IN.  Entombment will follow at the Highland Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, IN.  Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, and from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the Callahan Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute, IN.




07/04/06

Christmas – Dorothy J. Christmas of Sellersburg, IN, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at the Sellersburg Health and Rehab Center.  Born in Petersburg, IN, she was the daughter of Don Cecil and Jessia Pearl (Richardson) Hughes.  She married John Phillips, and he preceded her in death.  She later married Ivan Christmas.

Surviving are one son, John William Phillips of Tunnelton, IN;  three daughters:  Mima Lou Meyer of Sellersburg, IN, Phyllis Colleen Smith of Pennsylvania, and Rose Mary Stone of Belleville, IL;  one sister, Joyce Drew of Oakland City, IN;  and eleven grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a domestic worker.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
 



07/03/06

Phillips – Lucille "Tee" Phillips of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, July 3, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell, IN.  Born on November, 2, 1923, she was the daughter of William Otto and Angie May (Miller) Stewart.  She married William F.  Phillips on December 7, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Timothy Frank Phillips and wife, Louise Newburgh;  three daughters:  Kimberly Ann Todd and husband, Brent, and Anita Louise Stephens and husband, Mike, and Angie Kay Mercer and husband, David, all of Indianapolis, IN;  eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Louise Baugh.

She retired from the Mitchell High School cafeteria and was a member of the Class of 1943 of Mitchell High School.  She was a fifty year member of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Graham officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, IN.



07/01/06

Bex –
Robert (Bob) Bex of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Bloomington Select Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on August 6, 1925, in Williams, IN, he was the son of John Logan and Manie (Terrell) Bex.  He married Doris L. Maick on February 5, 1944, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sonya Riddle and husband, Kyle W., Jr., of Orlando, FL;  one son, Robert Bex, II and wife, Patty, of Bedford, IN;  three sisters:  Ruth Hutsell of Indianapolis, IN;  Lucile Williams of Bloomfield, IN;  and Sarah Francis Bright of Anderson, IN;  one brother, Russell Bex of Columbus, IN;  five grandchildren:  Soni McCarty and husband, Art, of Sanford, FL;  Regiena Maxwell and husband, Carlos, of St. Cloud, FL;  Kyle W. Riddle, III of Seattle, WA;  Robin Bex of Bloomington, IN;  and Jennifer Bex of Indianapolis, IN;  two step-grandchildren:  Matthew Turner and wife, Dianna, of Bedford, IN;  Angela Chase and husband, Joe, of Springville, IN;  five great-grandchildren:  Gia, Mari and Carlos Maxwell II, Allie and Kenzie McCarty;  four step-great-grandchildren:  Lauren and Garrett Turner, and Taylor and Ashely Chase;  and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters:  Grace Doane and Ida Trublood;  four brothers:  Dennis, Logan, Glen and Raymond Bex;  and a daughter-in-law, Claudia Helton Bex.

He was a veteran serving with the United States Army during World War II at Hickam Air Field in Hawaii.  He retired from Central Foundry Division of General Motors in 1983 after thirty-two years of service.  He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and U.A.W. Local #440.  He was an avid outdoorsman and spent many years hunting in the hills of Indiana with friends and family members.  He played with the Bedford AC's baseball team and played both fast and slow pitch softball with several teams.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend John Dodd and Reverend Glenn Duncan officiating.  Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, July 6, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Memorial contributions may be considered to The Robert Bex Baseball Scholarship Fund.

McIntire – Joseph Patrick "Pat" McIntire of Tunnelton, IN, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at his residence.  Born on January 20, 1939, in Jennings County, IN, he was the son of Emerson and Mary M. (Arbuckle) McIntire.

Surviving are two daughters:  Mary M. Coolbaugh and husband, Jess, and Tina M. Shields and husband, Scott, all of Virginia;  one son,  Joseph P. McIntire, Jr. of Virginia;  one brother, Johnny Ray Miller;  his former wife, Audrey Fisher McIntire of Virginia;  and four grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, George Miller, one sister, Carrie Mae McIntire, and one brother, William McIntire.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and retired from Seymour Tubing.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in North Carolina.  No calling hours are scheduled.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. 

Patton – Anna Patton of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN.  Born on December 21, 1922, in Berlin, PA, she was the daughter of Michael and Florence Farina Mollica.  She married Calvin Patton on October 27, 1944, in Maryland, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons:  Tim Patton and wife, Sheena, and Scott Patton and wife, Debbie, all of Bedford, IN;  four daughters:  Peggy Elmore and husband, Roy, of Montana;  Marilyn Elmore and husband, John, of Sellersburg, IN;  Linda Harrell of Lafayette, IN;  and Pam Walden and husband, Matt, of Bedford, IN;  two sisters, one brother, sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter,  Sharon Rogers in 1987, one grandson, and nine brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.  Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Thomas – Treva J. Thomas of Owensburg, IN, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at her residence.  Born on December 31, 1923, in Owensburg, IN, she was the daughter of Ray and Juanita (Smith) Cobb.  She married W. L. (Tuffy) Thomas on Movember 5, 1941, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2001.

Surviving are one daughter, Derenda Thomas Todd of Bedford, IN;  one son, Myron L. Thomas and wife, Faye, of Owensburg, IN;  five grandchildren:  Gregg Todd and wife, Pamela;  Mike Todd;  Deann Todd Perry, Steven L. Thomas and wife, Allison;  and Lora Thomas;  and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was the owner of W. L. Thomas, Inc. of Owensburg, IN, which was founded with her husband in 1960.  She was a member of the Owensburg Church of Christ.

Graveside services for family and friends will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at the Owensburg Cemetery in Owensburg, IN.  There will be no visitation as the family will gather for private time at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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