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2007 – 08 (August)

August 27, 2007

Kinder – December 23, 1929 – August 26, 2007

Jess H. Kinder, 77, of 903 Lincoln Ave., Bedford, passed away at 10:30 pm on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at his residence after an illness with colon cancer.

Born in Springville, IN on December 23, 1929, he was the son of Walter J. and Mabel M. (Kesler) Kinder. He married Phyllis Prow on February 28, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Bedford and she survives. Jess was the owner and operator of Kinder Tune-Up for over fifty years. He served on the Bedford City Council and Planning Commission for sixteen years. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford for over forty years where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Jess loved his church very much. He served in the Indiana National Guard for ten years with the rank of Sergeant First Class. Jess graduated from Shawswick High School with the class of 1949.

Surviving with his wife, Phyllis is one brother, Charles Kinder and his wife, Maxine of Indianapolis, IN; three sisters-in-law, Mary Kinder of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Elkins and Vicky Woody and her husband, Jon all of Bedford; two brothers-in-law, Dwight Prow and his wife, Cleda and Kenny Prow and his wife, Barbara all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews including his special caregivers, Larry and Connie Kinder. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Walter and Donald Kinder.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 31st at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 30th at the church and from 11:00 am until the hour of service n Friday, August 31st at the church. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 pm on Thursday by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or the White River Humane Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jess at www.daycarter.com.

Russell – March 9, 1915 – August 26, 2007

Walter E. “Russ” Russell, 92, a long time resident of Lawrence Co., IN, passed away at 3:20 am on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born March 9, 1915 in Princeton, IN, he was the son of Bud and Martha (Powell) Russell. He married Wilma M. Block on June 2, 1935 and she survives. He was an electrician with NWSC CRANE retiring after thirty-two years in 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1934 to 1940. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1945 during WW II in the S. Pacific. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma, of Bedford; one son, Bob Russell and his wife, Leona of Mitchell; one daughter, Joann Teresi and her husband, Jim of Deerfield Beach, FL; three grandchildren, Terri Stump and her husband, John of Warsaw, IN, Rev. Kevin Phipps and his wife, Penny of Wooster, OH, Jeff Phipps of Columbus, OH; five great grandchildren; eight great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Russell; five sisters, Daisy French, Mary Wilson, Alice Schmidt, Jeanne Puumala and Dorothy Fulton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 29th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 28th and from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Wednesday, August 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Walter at www.daycarter.com.

August 23, 2007

Jackson – January 26, 1926 – August 22, 2007

Paul M. Jackson, 81, of Bedford, died at 1:40 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the home of his daughter.

Born January 26, 1926 in Martin Co., he was the son of William Mason and Schaustal (White) Jackson. He married Wilma Weaver on June 21, 1947 and she preceded him in death on December 17, 2003. He was a cable splicer and line gang worker for Indiana Bell for thirty-seven years retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving with the Seabees. He was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion, Telephone Pioneers, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM and the Shriners. He was of the Baptist faith. An avid gardener, Paul loved to share his produce with his friends at Hardee’s and all over town.

Survivors include three daughters, Teresa June Tackett, Tonya Mullis and her husband, Jerry, Kathy Ritchison and her husband, Joe all of Bedford ; one sister, Phyllis Anderson of Bedford; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister, Loretta Day; four brothers, Eura Thomas, Dira Cecil, William Eschol and Joseph Glen Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 25th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 24th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, August 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Paul at www.daycarter.com.

August 20, 2007

Johnson — September 24, 1927—August 18, 2007

Juanita D. Johnson, 79, passed away at 7:12 P.M. Saturday, August 18th at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born on September 24, 1927 in Leavenworth, IN, she was the daughter of Roy Draper and Maude (Baker) Draper. She married Clinton Johnson and he preceded her in death in 1966.

Surviving are two sons: Rusty and Andy Johnson both of Bedford; two daughters: Rita Johnson of Bedford and Judy Fields and her husband, Dave of Bedford; four grandchildren: Cody Tryon, Matthew Tryon, Taylor Tryon and Brooke Canada; two great grandchildren: Sabrina and Ayla; one brother: Dors Draper and his wife, Elaine of Louisville; KY and two sisters: Martha Jones of Bloomington and Edna LaHue of Milltown. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers: Max Draper, Charles Draper and John F. Draper and one sister: Wanda M. Draper.

Memorial services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Friends may visit on Thursday, August 23rd from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Juanita at www.daycarter.com
 

Wray — Sept. 15, 1915 — Aug. 17, 2007

Dorothy R. Wray, 91, 950 Spencer Pike Road, Springville, died at 5:27 p.m. Friday in Springville.

Born Sept. 15, 1915, in Bryantsville in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred E. and Chloe (Kern) Reuter. She married Pitser “Pete” Wray on Aug. 1, 1936, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1989.

She retired from the North Lawrence School Corporation after 25 years, 1956-1981, having taught second grade at Oolitic.

She was a member of Popcorn Christian Church in Springville, a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association and the Lawrence County Retired Teachers’ Association.

Survivors include two sons Charles Gary Wray and wife Rosemary of Oolitic and Lary W. Wray and wife Beverly; three daughters, Patty Jo Roberts and husband Joe of Bedford, Pamela Jane Thompson and husband Kenneth and Deborah J. Thompson and husband Howard, all of Springville; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Reuter and wife Betty of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Hayes — June 10, 1922 — Aug. 17, 2007

Dorothy June Hayes, 85, Bloomington died Friday. She was a Bedford native.

Survivors include two daughters, Pamela Denise Dillon and Debra Miller; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; six sisters, Marge Dillon, Josephine Thornton, Kathleen Curry, Carol Fender, Kay Monyhan, Lorraine Cassidy; and three brothers Jack, John and James Cassidy.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington.

August 18, 2007
Corps — May 25, 1916 — Aug. 16, 2007

George Franklin Corps, 91. Bedford, died at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 25, 1916, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank V. and Lizzie (Now) Corps. He married Jean G. Robbins on Oct. 16, 1938, and she survives.

He was in insurance sales, with Commonwealth Insurance Company, retiring in 1985; retired from GM Powertrain after 20 years; and worked as Fire Inspector for the City of Bedford for 12 years, 1986-1998.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1934. He was a life-long member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, where he had been Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon and Elder; a member of the United Workers Sunday School Class for many years; coached Little League for several years; was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II; a member of American Legion Post No. 33; Bedford Elks No. 826; refereed high school basketball for many years; and also volunteered his referee talents to the Bedford Boys Club for many years.

Surviving with his wife, Jean Robbins Corps of Bedford, are a daughter, Rebecca Jean Meadows and husband Jack of Bedford; two sons, Larry George Corps and wife Kelly of Bedford and Robin Dean Corps of San Jose, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Jean Root and husband Darren, Mellonie Jan Dixon, Amy Leigh Garrison, Michael John Corps, and Shane Larry Corps, all of Bedford, Landon Thomas Corps of Greene County and Lora Dawnelle Faubion and husband Jay of Heltonville; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eddie; and a sister, Ruth, in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church in Bedford with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 in Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or Limestone Girls Club or the First Christian Church.

StewartMay 20, 1946 — Aug. 12, 2007

Joe Bill Stewart, 61, Solsberry, died at 1 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was a self-employed carpenter, a volunteer firefighter and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include four children, Dianna Matykunas, Jacksonville, Fla., Vicki Phipps and Dennis Stewart, both of Bedford, and Joe Bill Stewart II, Shelbyville; one sister, Jacqueline Cook, Bloomington; one brother, Robert Stewart, Smithville; several grandchildren; and two nieces.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Green County Chapel Cemetery with Brother Doyle Phipps officiating. Burial will follow with military rites by American Legion Post No. 196.

There will be no public visitation.

Childers — Roxy Jean Childers was stillborn on August 1.

She is survived by her parents Kenny Childers and Terra Hanna-Childers; one brother, Mason Childers; her maternal grandparents, Ron and Kim Hanna; her paternal grandparents, Ron and Judy Childers; three aunts, Kori Childers, Jessica Hanna and Kandi Krothe; one uncle, Jason Krothe; three great-grandparents, Iris Jean Childers and Peter and Irene Hanna; as well as many cousins, great aunts and great uncles and close friends who gathered to shed tears and share prayers upon her passing. We all love you Roxy Jean.

Church & Community Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

August 17, 2007 

McCart — Sept. 22, 1922 — Aug. 16, 2007

PLAINFIELD — James Eugene McCart, 84, Plainfield, passed away Thursday.

He was born on Sept. 22, 1922, in Mitchell, the son of the late Chester and Naomi McCart.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

James received his college degree from Olivet University and his master’s from Butler University

He retired in 1991 from the Indiana Department of Correction. During his career he was the assistant commissioner and commissioner in charge of construction at the Indiana Youth Center as well as the Rockville and Pendleton facilities. He was also the superintendent of the Indiana Youth Center and the Indiana Boys School.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Sheeks) McCart; a son, James David McCart; a daughter, Jill Hutchens; four grandchildren, James McCart, Robin Brown, and Darrick and Kristin Hutchens.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, 106 Shaw Street, Plainfield, Entombment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hamptongentry.com

 

August 16, 2007

Bedwell — June 25, 1924 — Aug. 14, 2007

TERRE HAUTE — Charles Leo Bedwell, 83, Terre Haute, died Tuesday night at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, two sons: Myreon Bedwell, Jasonville, Robin Bedwell, Bedford; two stepsons: Gary Horton, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kevin Horton, Terre Haute; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Bedwell, Florida.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Roselawn Funeral Home with Pastor Rod Maris officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Hoggatt — April 11, 1920 — Aug. 14, 2007

Lawrence “Bono” Hoggatt, 87, 1224 W. Warren St., Mitchell, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born April 11, 1920, in Joliet, Ill., he was the son of Albert and Violet (Neideffer) Hoggatt. He married Evelyn Scott on Aug. 13, 1938.

He retired from Lehigh Portland Cement Company in 1982 with 36 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, received an EAME ribbon with two bronze stars and a Purple Heart. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hoggatt, Mitchell; one son, Dean Hoggatt and wife Christy of Bradenton, Fla.; grandchildren: Briget Hoggatt, Erica Hoggatt and Brian Hoggatt; and great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Savannah Hoggatt.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors 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 4-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: James Holt, Donnie Holt, Ronnie Neideffer, Gary Eager, Kenneth Merry and Dave Torphy.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

 

August 15, 2007
Landers — July 2, 1920 — Aug. 9, 2007

Funeral services were held this morning in the Portland Chapel of the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home for Imogene A. Landers, 87, who died Aug. 9 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Dunkirk. She was a former resident of Portland, Pennville and Bedford.

Pastor Larry Eads officiated. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, southeast of Portland.

She worked as a wallpaper hanger for many years and authored three books of poetry.

Survivors include two daughters: Linda Cline, Pennville and Carlos Sue Pacheco, Fredrick, Colo.; two sons: Perry E. Landers, Bedford and Paul A. Landers, San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Juanite Baxter, Brookville; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren

Memorials may be directed toward the Jay County Library or State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.williamsonspencer.com.

Johnson — July 3, 1927 — Aug. 13, 2007

Charles David “Bud” Johnson, 80, 1526 13th Street, Bedford, died Aug. 13 at Bloomington Hospital. Born July 3, 1927, his parents were the late Charles D. and Margaret Ferguson Johnson. He married Ann Jones of Loogootee on March 18, 1976, and she survives.

A Navy veteran of World War II Johnson spent the bulk of his civilian career, working in some phase of radio and television. He was among the first employees of the local Bedford station WBIW and was producer, director and voice-over talent for television and radio stations in Evansville and Terre Haute, as well as in Knoxville, Tenn.

Following the radio/TV career, he returned to Bedford to live for the rest of his life at the 13th Street residence. The “bungalow” had been originally purchased by his own father before marrying young Margaret and became the lifetime home for each member of the little family. He was the public affairs officer for the then Naval Ammunition Depot and later Naval Weapons Support Center at Crane for some 15 years, and was particularly active in orchestrating the many large and gala events which marked the nation’s Bicentennial Year in 1976. During semi-retirement he provided free-lance voice-over recordings and video services for both commercial and personal clients.

Johnson was a long-time active participant in the Little Theatre of Bedford both on and off stage, serving three terms as president and two as treasurer. He was particularly active in lighting duties during the time the new Little Theatre was conceived and constructed. He first appeared on stage in 1967 when “Another Part of the Forest” was produced in the old theatre building.

His most acclaimed and probably favorite role was as Oscar in “The Odd Couple,” performed both in the original Bedford Little Theatre before it burned and again in the new Little Theatre on Brian Lane Way. When the original 1968 performance was reprised in 1987, he announced that it was to be his “swan song” appearance on stage. However, he was persuaded to return to the stage once more in 1996 to appear with several theatre friends in “The White House.”

Johnson served on the Indiana Film Commission during the time that the award-winning film “Hoosiers” was produced. He assisted in scouting locations for the movie and was among the commission members publicly recognized at the premier presentation events in Indianapolis.

At just 10 years of age Johnson lost his father in an automobile accident. His mother, then a young widow, made a living for herself and the young son as city clerk-treasurer of Bedford for many years. After service in the Navy Johnson attended broadcasting school in Washington, D.C., often assisted by the then Senator Bill Jenner of Bedford, who later became his neighbor, friend and sometimes mentor. He was one of the caregivers for his mother during her long illness until her death in 1965. For many years thereafter, he was caregiver for his grandmother, the late Caroline Ferguson, and his aunt, the late Zuliene Johnson, both lifetime residents of Bedford, as well as for his wife during a few medical issues. He was a good friend and a sort of personal assistant for many elderly friends now themselves deceased.

These experiences made him particularly appreciative of the type of friendly, loving and competent care he himself received from Dr. Deborah Craton and all those on her staff.

John enjoyed some leisure travel, particularly when it included the companionship of his late uncle and aunt, Bill and Dorothy Ferguson of Michigan, or his cousins, Jon and Alan and Daisy Ferguson, his only remaining relatives. He liked to “meet for tea” briefly with his long-time friend, Bill Elliott, and other old friends, but he enjoyed most just being at home with a succession of pet cats and his wife (if she didn’t talk too much) and keeping an eye on the stock market.

His friends at Little Theatre will remember his often used plaint at rehearsals, “I want to go home and put on my jammies!” Now he has, figuratively at least, gone home and put on his jammies. Radio listeners may remember his originating the “Bed Fed ‘Nuf Said” tag line in a local ad spot. It was Johnson’s frequently used catchphrase for many occasions.

He was the last of his Johnson family. If desired, memorial bequests are suggested for the Bedford Little Theatre or for the St. Vincent de Paul Society general fund.

‘Nuf said.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m, Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Millican — April 22, 1916 — Aug. 13, 2007

Iola Marie Millican, 91, formerly of 1565 N. Alber Street, Wabash, died at 1:47 p.m. Monday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. She was a native of Bedford.

She is survived by daughter, Marilyn Sue Loureiro, Indianapolis; two grandchildren; three grandchildren she raised as her own: Teresa Ann Tyler, Wabash, Natalie Marie Key, Tombstone, Ariz., and Debby Lynn Gatchel, North Manchester; two brothers: Ernest Huff, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Thomas Huff of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Dorothy Cheek, White Cloud, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and six step great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Michael Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.

August 14, 2007

 Withers — Oct. 28, 1941 — Aug. 12, 2007

Margaret Ann Withers, 65, 945 Steven St., Mitchell, died at 11:35 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Oct. 28, 1941, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Wilbur Gene and Mildred Maria (Little) McCoy.

She was a graduate of Mitchell High School and the New Albany Beauty College. She was a beautician operating several beauty shops in Mitchell and in South Dakota and Missouri. She recently helped at the Older Americans Center in Mitchell.

Survivors include her mother, Mildred Marie McCoy of Mitchell; a son, Timothy Lee Withers of New Port Ritchey, Fla., three grandsons: Danny, Michael and Mark Withers and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbert Gene McCoy.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Haverly Chapel of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell, with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

Elmore — Oct. 15, 1924 — Aug. 10. 2007

Marilyn Lane Elmore, 82, of Bedford, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker and a volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include two daughters: Llana Marton, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Chris Kime, New Albany; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Mausoleum with the Rev. Bud Kielhorn officiating. Entombment will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nelson — Dec. 21, 1965 — Aug. 13, 2007

James Lee Nelson, 41, 2716 Tunnelton-Denniston Road, Bedford, died at 3 a.m. Monday at his residence.

He was a culvert/drainage pipe and drywall laborer. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his mother, Helen Nelson, Bedford; one daughter, Rebekah Jane Nelson, Bedford, and one sister, Becky Blakey, Bedford.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Bethel Cemetery near Orangeville, with burial following.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Feathers — June 17, 1970 — Aug. 12, 2007

Richard Eugene “Richie” Feathers, 37, Kentucky Hollow Road, Bedford, and lifelong resident of Bedford, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 17, 1970, in Bedford, he was the son of John Henry Feathers and Barbara Ellen (Tillette) Robertson. He married Debbie Christensen on Dec. 26, 1987, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was a laborer in the construction industry and was a member of Union Local No. 741.

He was a member of the Bedford North Lawrence High School class of 1987. He attended the Bedford Baptist Temple; was an avid fisherman and hunter; he loved to ride four-wheelers with his kids, and loved to laugh and have fun; family meant everything to him.

Surviving with his wife, Debbie Feathers of Bedford: are his parents, John H. Feathers of Bedford, and Barbara E. Robertson of Bloomington; two sons: Jarrod and Dylan Feathers of Bedford; one daughter, Madysen Feathers of Bedford; two sisters: Trisha Flick of Bloomington and Diane Lintz and husband Richard of Bedford; one stepbrother, John Feathers Jr. of Bloomfield; one stepsister, Kelly Feathers of Bloomfield; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bedford Baptist Temple with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

August 13, 2007

LaGrange — Brent M. LaGrange, Dec. 11, 1987 — Aug. 11, 2007

Brent M. LaGrange, 19, of 1156 Palestine Road, Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday in Evansville.

Born December 11, 1987, he was the son of John D. and Lana K. (Link) LaGrange.

He was a student at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford, and was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 2006.

Survivors include his parents John D. and Lana K. LaGrange of Bedford; two brothers, Brian LaGrange of Bedford, and Michael LaGrange and wife Katie of Evansville; maternal grandparents, Fred and Joan Link of Bedford; and paternal grandmother, Pearl LaGrange of Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Baron LaGrange.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford with Pastor Chris Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 3 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or light a candle in memory of Brent at www.daycarter.com.

Robbins — March 1, 1924 — Aug. 11, 2007

Hazel Mae Robbins 83, of 1342 Wesley Chapel Road, Mitchell went home to be with her husband and daughter Sue at 4:01 a.m. on Saturday.

Born March 1, 1924, she was the daughter of John Allen and Rebecca Jane (Pemberton) Turpin. She married James E. Robbins on August 21, 1943, and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Faith Mission Church in Bedford for over 40 years. Hazel was a very honest, sweet, and caring person whom everyone loved very much. As soon as anyone would walk into her home, she would always say the same thing, get you something to eat. Her family and her church were very important to her.

Survivors include, one daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Jones of Mitchell; one son James Robbins and wife Cheryl of Bedford; one son-in-law Richard Schofield; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Katherine “Sue” Irene Schofield; three brothers, Floyd Turpin, John Earl Turpin, and Lloyd Turpin; and one sister Katherine Blanton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Faith Mission Church with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the Faith Mission Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or light a candle in memory of Hazel at www.daycarter.com.

Prather — James R. Prather, May 19, 1933 — Aug. 4, 2007

James Robert Prather, 74, Palm Harbor, Fla., died Aug. 4, 2007, at Pepin Heart Institute in Tampa , Fla.

Born in Vincennes, to Leroy and Lona (Mezo) Prather.

After living in Bedford 30 years, he retired from Central Foundry and moved to Florida in 1995. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Vincennes. U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of Lake Tarpon Veterans Association, Lake Tarpon Association, Lake Tarpon Boat Club, Lake Tarpon bowling and golf Leagues.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn, Palm Harbor; three sons, David Prather, Doug Prather and wife Julia, all of Bedford and Mike of Largo, Fla.; granddaughter, Jessica of Springville; grandson, James of Bedford; great-grandson, Blake of Springville; sisters, Margaret Pfrank, Terre Haute and Norma Brower of Naples, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Katherine Meek.

A private service will be held at a later date in Bedford.

Cremation arrangements were handled by National Cremation Society, 495 East Bay Drive, Clearwater, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 9900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., St. Pete, Fla. 33704.

Dickinson — Robert A. Dickinson, April 11, 1916 — Aug. 10, 2007

Robert A. Dickinson, 91, Hauck House, Bedford, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday at Stone Bridge Health Campus, Bedford.

Born April 11, 1916, in Greene County, he was the son of Albert Edwin and Eva B. (Colwell) Dickinson. He married K. Maxine Miller on July 17, 1937, at Bloomington, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 1990.

He retired in 1981 after over 35 years as a salesman for Honeycrust and Colonial Bread Baking Company, in Bedford.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, and the Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM of Bedford for 50 years.

He enjoyed his family, fishing, gardening, hunting and was an avid reader and loved attending auctions.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Nell Boyer and husband Ned of Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Laura Dickinson, Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren, Ned Boyer II and wife Amy of Germantown, Tenn., Greg Boyer and wife Barb, West Lafayette, Angela Falcone and husband Bob of Brownsburg; John Dickinson and wife Terri, San Antonio, Texas, and Maria Dickinson, Albuquerque, N.M.; 15 great-grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law, Angie B. Boyer, Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; one son, Gary Dickinson; and one grandson, Mark Boyer.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be considered to North Lawrence Community Schools Foundation.

August 11, 2007

Robbins — Hazel Mae Robbins, 83, March 1, 1924 — Aug. 11, 2007

Hazel Mae Robbins, 83, of Mitchell, died Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia “Ginger” Jones of Mitchell; and one son, James Robbins of Bedford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Mission Church in Bedford. Burial will be at the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the church.

Inman — Robert Glen ‘Vic’ Inman, 83, Oct. 2, 1923 — Aug. 10, 2007

Robert Glen “Vic” Inman, 83, of 6982 State Road 54 West, Springville, died at 1:12 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2007, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born October 2, 1923, in Oolitic, he was the son of Grover & Retta Jane (Harp) Inman.

He married Katherine May Woodward on May 29, 1942, and she survives. They were lifelong residents of Lawrence County, Indiana.

Mr. Inman was a 1942 graduate of Oolitic High School. He retired from Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 440. He was a member of The Bedford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Katherine; two daughters, Saundra (Sandy) Arthur and husband Darrell of Springville, and Peggy Martin of Avoca; one son, Richard (Ricky) Inman of Bedford. Five grandchildren, Robert Darrell Arthur and wife Beverly of Springville, Randall Keith Arthur of Oolitic, Kelly Dawn Arthur of Bloomington, Maureen Yvette Workman and husband Jerry of Springville, and Melanie Yvonne Howe and husband Rick of Springville; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mabel Jones, Ruby Bough and Katherine Ferguson; three brothers, Ora Wayne, Harold Richard and James Kenneth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, at the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with Bro. Robert Edinger of the Mitchell Congregation and Bro. Doug Kimball of the Bedford Congregation officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com.

LaGrange — Brent M. LaGrange, 19, of Bedford, died Saturday in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Elmore — Marilyn Elmore, 82, of Bedford, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

August 10, 2007

Burton — Betty J. Burton, 82, Orleans, died Thursday at the home of her daughter in Orleans.

Born Aug. 18, 1924, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of John L. and Bertha (Hunt) Scheibe. She married Otis Burton Jr. on Sept. 2, 1939, and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1998.

She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, where she played piano for many years until she retired.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Burton of Danville and Jim Burton of Orleans; seven daughters, Jo Underwood and Carlotta Mitchell, both of Orleans, Denise Branch of Sioux City, Iowa, Helen Bradley of Arlington, Texas, Barbara Holiday of Mitchell, Susie Dillard of New Albany and Diana Long of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Mary Lou Chastain of Bedford and Virginia Parker of Indianapolis; 29 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, John Burton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials be made in her memory to the John Burton Scholarship Fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.com.

 Anderson — James Donald “Bill” Anderson, 76, Leatherwood Road, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Frazier — Lina Caudill Frazier, 79, Rough Creek Road, London, Ky., died Thursday at her residence.

Survivors include her sons: George Frazier, Bedford, Charlie, Walter, and Doyle Frazier, all of London, and Carl Frazier, Manchester, Ky.; stepchildren: Martha Allen, London, Ky., and Loretta Houtchings and Clinton Frazier, both of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the House-Rawlings Funeral Home in London, Ky., with David Thomas and J.D. Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in the Cheek-Frazier Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today.

 

August 9, 2007

McIntyre — Norris Dean McIntyre, 75, 226 Eastlake Dr., Bedford, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. He was born May 3, 1932 in Lawrence County to Arvil and Opal (Jean) McIntyre. He married Delema Gayle Perkins, who preceded him in death in 1987. He was co-founder of McIntyre Brothers, Inc., a contractor and farmer, and co-founder of McIntyre Farms. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School Class of 1950 and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Elks 826; Gillen Post #33 of the American Legion; F.O.P. Springville and Bedford Lodges, and many related construction and farming organizations. Surviving are his companion of many years, Kay Streich of Bedford; a son, Richard Dean McIntyre and wife, Meredith of Bedford; a daughter, Emily Hawkins and husband, Randy of Bedford; four grandchildren: Richard McIntyre Jr. and wife, Marisa of Vine Grove, Ky., Emily Turner and husband Will of Indianapolis, David McIntyre of Bedford, and Heath Hawkins of Louisville, Ky.; a brother, James McIntyre of Bedford, a sister, Mary Horner of Indianapolis and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Wilma Wallace. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dive Christian Church. Donations may be made to the Dive Christian Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

August 8, 2007

Hawkins — Vernon D. Hawkins, 68, 517 Lemon Quarry Road, Bedford, died at 12:33 p.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born April 10, 1939, at Chapel Hill, he was the son of Stanley G. and Mary N. (Payton) Hawkins. He married Claudia Beyers on Sept. 7, 1968, in Brownstown, and she survives. He retired as a machine operator from NWSC Crane after 28 years of service. He was a member of First Church of God in Mitchell and a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving with his wife, Claudia of Bedford; are one son, Bradley Hawkins and wife Michelle of Springville; one daughter, Debbie Hawkins of Senegal, West Africa; two sisters: Luella Potts of Springville and Pansey Forman of Danville, Ill.; and four grandchildren: Issac, Elizabeth, Rebekah, and Chloe Hawkins, all of Springville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

August 6, 2007

Rio — Marjorie June (Walker) Rio, 76, Walnut Street, Oolitic, went to be with the Lord at 1:23 a.m. Saturday at CORE Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Born July 6, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Cletus Walker and Elsie King. She married Mike Rio on Nov. 19, 1955 in Bedford, and he survives. She was a former line worker at Sarkes Tarzian. She was a Bedford High School graduate with the class of 1949 and was of the Pentecostal faith. Surviving with her husband Mike Rio of Bedford; a son, Ray M. Rio of Bedford; grandchildren, Autumn Ray and husband Gary of Bedford, Reneal Hammer and husband Roger of Springville, Jonathan Rio and wife Jamie of Mitchell and Richard J. Rio of Batesville; great-grandchildren, Jasmien and Jordan Rio of Mitchell, Jayla and Jerren Hammer, Springville, Peyton and Taylor Flynn and McCall and Maddox Ray all of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry Dean Rio; and one sister, Doris Jean Skeen. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore where burial will follow. The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

VanCleave — Bill Eugene VanCleave, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 11:07 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born June 3, 1925, in Mitchell, he was the son of Cedric and Mildred (Troth) VanCleave. He married May Ann Brim, Dec. 22, 1951, and she survives. He was retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of the Orleans Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell. Surviving with his wife Mary of Mitchell, are, one son, Gregory Scott VanCleave, Casa Grande, Ariz.; and one daughter, Lydia Ann VanCleave, Indianapolis. His parents and one brother, Robert D. VanCleave, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Brother Michael Mahler and Brother Brian Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery with military honors 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 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Starr — Joan Starr, 76 of Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She was born in Lawrence County on June 30, 1931, to Harley and Mabal E. (James) Ray. She married James F. Starr Jr. on Aug. 7, 1948, and he survives. She was a homemaker and beautician and attended the Living Word Church. Surviving with her husband, James F. Starr Jr., Bedford; are three sons, Danny Starr and wife Cindy of Bedford, Stephen Starr of Springville, and Tony Starr and wife Diana of Bedford; one sister, Sondra Johnson of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Mark Starr, Sean Micha Starr, Stephanie (Starr) Banks, Danielle (Starr) Butlar, Amanda (Starr) Pruett, Sara (Starr) Fitzenrider, Matthew Starr, and Kristen Starr; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James D. Starr; one sister, Sharon Cooper; one brother, Harley Ray Jr.; and one daughter-in-law, Debra Starr. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Millard Jones and Cam Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be: Shane Fitzenrider, Andrew Banks, Bobby Pruett, Matthew Starr, Jerrod Butlar, Mark Starr, and Sean Micha Starr. The family requests that in-lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services in care of the funeral home.

Sanders — James Edward Sanders, 52, 1615 Tunnelton Road, Bedford, died Saturday evening at his residence. Born Feb. 21, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of John Gilbert and Wanda A. (Griffin) Sanders. He married Kathy Strunk and she survives. He was an Independent Construction Contractor. He was a member of Local No. 181 Operating Engineers of Henderson, Ky.; Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Bedford; and enjoyed gardening, being with his family and being with his church family. Surviving with his wife of 29 years, Kathy Sanders of Bedford; are his mother, Wanda A. Roberts and husband Lyle of Bedford; two daughters, Gina Thompson and husband Mark of Orlando, Fla., and Debbie Sanders of Bedford; one son, Matthew Sanders and wife Kasi of Jasper; five grandchildren, Savannah and Summer Thompson, and Cameron, Calvin and Madeline Sanders; one brother, Thomas Sanders of Bedford; and one sister, Marilyn Sanders of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, David Allen Sanders. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Unity Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be: Matthew Sanders, Randy Strunk, Aaron Sanders, Mike Thompson, Jim Sanders and Bill Sanders. Donations may be made to the James Sanders Family for the Stone Bench Fund in care of the funeral home.

Meadows — Robert Eugene Meadows, 80, Bedford, died at 9:58 a.m. Sunday at Bloomington Hospital. Born May 15, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Morrell and Marjorie (Peel) Meadows. He married Louella Pritchett on March 22, 1947, and she survives. He was retired from General Motors and Williams Realty and had worked for Pritchett Brothers Construction in Bedford. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM in Bedford, York Rite, Murat Shrine and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving with his wife, Louella of Bedford; is one brother, Jerry Meadows of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Meadows; and one sister, Barbara Maddox. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

August 5, 2007

Rio — Marjorie June (Walker) Rio, 76, of Oolitic, died Saturday at CORE Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. She was a line worker at Sarkes Tarzian in the 1970s. Survivors include her husband, Mike Rio of Bedford,and one son, Ray M. Rio of Bedford. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore. There will be no visitation.

August 4, 2007

Reynolds — E. Janice Reynolds, 70, 512 W. 10th St., Oolitic, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born April 4, 1937, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Foster Asbell and Doris Chilton Pitman. She married Max Reynolds on April 6, 1956, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2002. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1955. She retired from the Lawrence County Treasurer’s office. She and her husband purchased and operated North End Paint, Paper, Hardware & Toy Store, which evolved into North End Video, Broadview Video and North End Tanning. She was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and the Republican Women’s Club. She was an avid Republican. Survivors include one son, Bob Reynolds and wife Pennie of Bedford; one daughter, Barbara Miller and husband Lenny of Oolitic; grandchildren, Jessica Bingham and husband John and Kyle Reynolds all of Bedford, Tyson and Craig Miller and wife Stephanie all of Oolitic, Kacee Miller of North Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Bingham of Bedford; one sister, Marilyn Hays of Hopkinsville, Ky. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Bill Reynolds; and one brother, Albert Asbell. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bedford F.O.P. Lodge No. 94 Shop With A Cop program.

August 2, 2007

Staggs — Kenneth A. Staggs, 79, 212 Redman Drive, Bedford, died at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born June 11, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Swango) Staggs. He married Marjorie Bundy on Aug. 14, 1948, in Indianapolis, and she survives. He was a retired diamond saw operator at Indiana Limestone Company. He attended Dive Christian Church, was a member of the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marjorie Staggs, Bedford; one son, Michael Staggs, Bedford; one daughter, Robin Tindall and husband Jody, Bedford; two sisters: Dorothy Acton, Beech Grove and June Seidle, Southport; five grandchildren: Jessica Bailey, Jared and Bryan Staggs, Haleigh Rigger and Michael Tindall; and three great-grandchildren: Colton and Carter Staggs, and Madisyn Bailey. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Raymond, James and Charles Staggs; and one daughter-in-law, Susan “Susie” Ikerd Staggs. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Kenneth Bundy officiating. Burial will be at a later date as cremation will follow the service. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Riggs — Amos Riggs Jr., 83, Mitchell, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 9, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Amos and Frances (Mann) Riggs Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include cousins: Barbara J. Beeler, Mitchell; Mary E. Frazier, Bedford, Ruth J. Pace, Sevierville, Tenn., Carolyn McGarth, Loogootee and Robert J. Brown, Palmetto, Fla. His parents and cousin, John L. Brown, preceded him in death. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Speer — Robert Speer, 74, Peerless Road, Bedford, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Green — Michael A. Green, 52, Mitchell, died Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

 

August 1, 2007

Morgan — Paul Deleal Morgan, 88, 2110 Park Ave., Bedford, passed away at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford following a nine-month illness. Born Sept. 29, 1918, in Dubois County, he was the son of Thomas and Mae (Seybold) Morgan. He married Marie Beatty on Dec. 18, 1937, and she died on March 28, 2001. He was a sub-station operator for Public Service Indiana first in West Baden, from 1943 until 1949 then in Bedford until his retirement in 1980. His interests included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the Free Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons: Paul E. Morgan of Hobe Sound, Fla., David F. Morgan and wife Barbara of Jupiter, Fla., and Clark Morgan and wife Angela of Bedford; two daughters: Judy Kellams and husband Bill, and Lana Morgan of Bedford; one sister, Patsy Qualkenbush of French Lick; 11 grandchildren: Paula Fuller and husband Neil, Susan Morgan, Scott Morgan and wife Valerie, and Paul Morgan, all of Florida, Charles Morgan of Bedford, Marnie LaFever and husband Doug of Mitchell, Debra Kellams and husband Doug, Darlene Hauer and husband Thomas, David Lewis and wife Julie, all of Bedford, Darin Voorhies and wife Gigi and Derek Voorhies, all of Bloomington; great-grandchildren: Paul Hadley, Stephanie Morgan, Angela Fuller, Thomas Fuller, Scott Morgan, Brian Morgan, Natalie Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Conner Morgan, Josie LaFever, Luke LaFever, Brittany Kellams, Amanda Koshinski and husband Corey, Thomas Hauer, Holly Staggs and husband Andy, David Lewis, Dillion Lewis and Daulton Lewis; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents; three brothers: Samuel, Dennis and James Morgan; five sisters: Ivabel Morgan, Hazel Dalton, Opal Phillips, Mary McCance and Jewell Wininger; and one granddaughter, Lisa Morgan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dave Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Paul at www.daycarter.com.

Staggs — Kenneth Staggs, 79, Bedford, died at 1:55 a.m. today at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Riggs — Amos Riggs Jr., 83, Mitchell, died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

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