2009-12 (December)

Dec. 31, 2009

Hazel Beasley

Sept. 17, 1944 — Dec. 28, 2009

Hazel Beasley, 65, Mitchell, passed away at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 17, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clifford and Orpha (Tincher) Edwards. She married Kenneth W. Beasley on June 16, 1963.

She was a caregiver and had been employed at Kids Unlimited. Hazel graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Beasley of Mitchell; a daughter, Crystal Tuell and husband, Duane, of Bedford; a son, Troy Don Beasley and wife, Lisa, of Orleans; her siblings, June Lamb and husband, Roy, of Bedford, Helen Lewis and husband, Jim, of Mitchell, Emory Edwards and wife, Carol, of Georgia, Bertha Pfeiffer and Bonnie Slater, both of Illinois; grandchildren, Courtney Beasley, Michael Beasley, Hailey Tuell, Senior Airman Justin Tuell, and Corporal Cory Tuell, and wife, Kami, in Iraq, and her mother-in-law, Maxine Beasley, of Huron.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Allender officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers will be Corporal Cory Tuell, Hailey Tuell and Courtney Beasley.

Casketbearers will be Troy Don Beasley, Michael Beasley, Justin Tuell, Duane Tuell, Andy Batchelor, Roy Lamb, Paul Cummings and Emory Edwards.

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

Dean C. Smith

Dec. 1, 1947 — Dec. 30, 2009

Dean C. Smith, 62, Mitchell, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, after his short, yet courageous and hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Born Dec. 1, 1947, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roy C. and Helen M. (Schmidt) Smith. He married Debbie (Sullivan) Houchin July 2, 1988.

He was employed in the steel industry and was a founding member of the Castaway Band, where he played drums and sang.

Dean was a member and past master of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, La-Or-Ma Shrine Club and Murat Shrine Club in Indianapolis, and an avid bowler.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Smith, of Mitchell; his children, Mindi L. (Smith) Hodson of Clarksville, Mark C. Smith of Paoli, Jennifer M. (Houchin) Gerkin of Bedford and Jason A. Houchin of Bloomington; his grandchildren, Tyler S. Traver, Tayler S. Traver, Lance C. Smith, Nicholas B. Smith, Gage M. Webster, ValarieAnne M. Gerkin and Seth A. Houchin.

His parents, two sisters, and two grandchildren, Allen J. Houchin and Nicole B. Smith, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be conducted by Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

Mabel Menaugh

Mabel E. Menaugh, 97, Hanover, formerly of Bedford, died at 3:45 a.m. today at Thornton Terrace in Hanover. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Marjorie Grecco

Marjorie Grecco, 91, of Oolitic, died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 30, 2009

Roy T. Garland

July 5, 1953 — Dec. 24, 2009

Roy Thomas Garland, 56, Bedford, died at 7:05 p.m. Thursday.

He was a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan Denise Garland Melvin, Bedford and Misty Dawn Garland Wiley, Greene County; two sons, Danny Joe Garland and Jerry Dale Garland, both of Bedford; two sisters, Diane L. Burnie and Doris Jones, both of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Dec. 29, 2009

Bradley D. Porter

March 16, 1960 — Dec. 27, 2009

Bradley D. Porter, 49, Mitchell, died at 11:51 a.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born March 16, 1960, in Lawrence County, the son of Walter and Mary (Stone) Porter. He married Cynthia King on Feb. 16, 1980, and she survives.

He was a truck driver.

Surviving with his wife, Cynthia Porter of Mitchell, are two daughters, Lisha Brinkworth and husband Clint, and Heather Porter, all of Mitchell; two brothers, Brian Porter of Mitchell, and Barry Porter of Huron; and one granddaughter, Amber Koval of Mitchell.

Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Margie Deckard

Jan. 23, 1920 — Dec. 28, 2009

Margie Deckard, 89, Bedford, died at 5 a.m. Monday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Dugger, the daughter of Ermy and Esta (Smith) Bartlett. She married Clinton Deckard on April 8, 1938, in Mitchell, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1999.

She worked in assembly at RCA Bloomington, retiring in 1974.

She was a 1938 graduate of Needmore High School and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bedford.

Surviving are one son, Johnny Deckard and wife Nancy of Bedford; one granddaughter, Katrina Sykes and husband Brad of Bedford; and one brother, Ermy Bartlett of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson, Joshua Sykes; three brothers, Elbert, Bernard and Robert Bartlett; two sisters, Imogene Blivens and Oweetah Mitchell; and one aunt, Velma Judah.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Duane Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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

Penny L. Ikerd

Feb. 9, 1951 — Dec. 28, 2009

Penny Lynn Ikerd, 58, Martinsville, died Monday at 11:26 a.m. at Community Hospital South, Indianapolis.

Penny was a teller at First National Bank for 13 years at both the Martinsville and Mooresville offices.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Ikerd; and mother, Joan L. Stanger, both of Martinsville; daughter, Darcie Cattellier, Mooresville; stepdaughter, Julie Wagner, Bedford; and two stepgrandsons.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville. A Celebration of Life service, officiated by the Rev. Mark Abernathy will follow the visitation.

Online condolences are available at www.nealandsummers.com.

Peggy J. Ruff

March 27, 1934 — Dec. 24, 2009

Peggy J. Ruff, 75, formerly of Bloomington, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

She retired from the IU Halls of Residence sewing room.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Steven Ruff, Avon; three daughters, Renee Bernardi, Bloomington, Shelly Bennett, Mitchell, and Ramona Williams, Brownstown; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Baker’s Funeral Home in Plainfield. There will be no formal services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Hazel Beasley

Hazel Beasley, 65, Mitchell, died at 4 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 28, 2009

Ethel M. Medlock

June 8, 1921 — Dec. 24, 2009

Ethel M. (Patton) Medlock, 88, of Bedford, passed away at her home with her loving family beside her on Dec. 24.

Born June 8, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Emmett O. and Pearl (Lewis) Patton. She married Hilbert Medlock on March 12, 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2002.

She attended Patton Hill School, worked at RCA, home sales for Sarah Coventry Jewelry and was a Pink Lady for Dunn Hospital. Ethel made beautiful porcelain dolls and made clothes for them. She found it hard to part with her dolls when someone wanted them.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Stalker and husband Don of Bedford, and Carolyn Kimbrel and husband David of Springville; one sister, Francis New and husband Avery of Oolitic; five grandchildren, Tammy Luttrel and husband Dan, Shawn Staggs and wife Carolyn, Shelly Whaley and husband Scott, Jody Terwiske and husband Tom, Amy Sams and husband Mike; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Opal and Paul; one sister, Marjorie; and one stepsister, Mary Lynn.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from Noon until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

John W. Roell

March 4, 1925 — Dec. 25, 2009

John W. Roell, 84, of Bedford, died at 8:15 a.m. on Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born March 4, 1925, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Arthur and Lucille (Harris) Roell. He married Christina Robinson on May 19, 1951, and she survives.

He retired as the Advertising Director for the Tampa Tribune and Times in 1987 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II. He was the president of International Newspaper Advertising & Marketing Executives (INAME).

Survivors include his wife, Christina, of Bedford; two sons, John L. Roell of Bedford and David A. Roell and wife, Jolene of S.C.; and a granddaughter, Dana Marie Roell of S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Don and Bill Roell.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Reed Beard 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 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday, at the mortuary.

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

Larry G. Corps

March 4, 1947 — Dec. 25, 2009

Larry George Corps, 62, of Bedford, died Friday at his home.

He was born March 4, 1947, to George Franklin Corps and Jean G. (Robbins) Corps in Bedford.

He married Kelly Gobin on March 6, 2003, and she survives.

He was district manager for the Indianapolis Star Bedford office for many years before becoming parks director for the City of Bedford, a position he held from 1987 to 2006 when he retired.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1965 and attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute for two years.

He was baptized at First Christian Church in Bedford, which is where he grew up. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from September 1968 to October 1969 and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and the B.P.O.E. Elks. He also served on the Bedford City Council from 1986 to 1987 and was a 2004 inductee to the Indiana Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Michael John Corps of Springville, Shane Larry Corps of Bedford, and Landon Thomas Corps of Solsberry; two step-daughters, Mandy Renee Mills and Misty (Jeff) Morris, all of Bedford; one stepson, William Christopher (Jennifer) Gobin of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Tyler Holiday, Tanner Craig, Hunter Morris, Addison Morris, Brandon Edward Gobin and Kirsten Renee Gobin; one sister, Rebecca Jean (Jack) Meadows of Bedford and one brother, Robin Dean Corps, of San Jose, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Tim Morris officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford North Lawrence School Foundation Scholarship Fund for baseball.

The pallbearers are Rick Flynn, Rickie Flynn, Stan Skillman, Kyle Brown, Danny Webster and Jeff Morris.

JoAnn Lewis

Sept. 9, 1931 — Dec. 26, 2009

JoAnn Lewis, 78, of Bedford, died at 1:36 a.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1931 in English, to Claude and Opal (Mathers) Duggins. She married Donald William Shaw in 1953, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1985. On March 1, 1958, she married George Robert Lewis, who died July 8, 2005.

She worked as a lab tech at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford and retired after 28 years. She was a member of Phi Beta Psi sorority and Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, Donald J. Shaw, and Robert Scott (Debbie) Lewis, all of Mitchell; two daughters, Lori (Jay) Brown of Bedford, and Lisa (Dane) Speer of Mitchell; one brother, James (Paula) Duggins of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; five beloved dogs; and her movie buddies, including Connie Snapp and Renee Charette.

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

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

John W. Suddarth

Sept. 28, 1923 — Dec. 25, 2009

John William “Bill” Suddarth, 86, Orleans, went to meet his Lord on Friday at his residence.

Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Otto and Vera (Dalton) Suddarth. He married Mildred Marie Clipp Oct. 11, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 20, 2005. His second marriage was to Marsha (Root) Horner on Nov. 28, 2009.

He was employed 42 years as a welder at Carpenter Body Works and was a farmer. He was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel. He was a founding member and past director of the Tri-County Antique Tractor Club.

Bill served in the Submarine Division of the Navy during World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Marsha Suddarth, Orleans; children, Mary Lou Roberts, Mitchell, Steve Suddarth and wife, Debbie, Orleans, and Scott Suddarth and wife, Karen, Orleans; stepchildren, Sherry Brazzell, Orangeville, and Dean Horner, Bedford; sisters, Mary Armstrong, Cincinnati, Ohio. and Margaret Chastain, Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; first wife; daughter, Shirley Marie Suddarth; brother, Wilfred Suddarth; and sister, Lucille Hollars, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Yancy Unger officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Steve Suddarth, Scott Suddarth, Dustin Roberts, Kyle Roberts, Paul Terry and Cory Elrod.

Memorial Gifts: Fishing Creek Chapel.

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

Dec. 27, 2009

Thomas Coleman Meglemre

Sept. 6, 1922 — Dec. 24, 2009

Thomas Coleman Meglemre, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital. He was 87 years old.

Born Sept. 6, 1922 in Bedford, Ind., he was the son of Robert Woody and Ruby (Ridge) Meglemre. He was a pilot in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II flying gliders and other aircraft. Tom received his BS in Business from Indiana University. He was the owner of Cooper’s Jewelry Store for over 20 years, before going to work for Indiana University as Director of Communications, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Elks Lodge the American Legion as well as the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Tom was a long-time active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where he’d served as Sunday School teacher, deacon, elder and moderator of the board.

He is survived by his daughter, Betsy Watson and her husband Jim of Bloomington and their children, Adam Watson of Arlington, Va., and Coleman Watson of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty Lou (Hinshaw) Meglemre, a son, Scott Woody Meglemre and a brother, Robert Woody Meglemre II.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 205 E. Kirkwood Ave., with Reverends Mark Calvert-Rosenberger and Helen Enari officiating. There will be a reception immediately following the service. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 205 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Marsetta Faye Moore

Aug. 6, 1934 — Dec. 24, 2009

Marsetta Faye Moore, age 75, of Bloomington, died at her residence Thursday afternoon. Born August 6, 1934 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Ira and Gladys (Hughes) Bohall. She was retired from the Indiana University Halls of Residence where she was a supervisor and dietician. She then later retired as a property manager for Maxwell Terrace Apts. She was a loving mother and grandmother and was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by one son, Rick Moore, of Bloomington and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Vicki and Roger Blackwell of Bloomington, Debra Baker, of Judah, Indiana, and Becky Corns and Bud Whereatt, of Tomah, Wisconsin; one brother and sister-in-law, Coyle and Connie Bohall, of Bloomington; two sisters, Loretta Bohall and Debbie Lynn Jones, both of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Shannon, Brannon, Wayne, Sheila, Aaron and Ashley and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Blake, David, Brandon, Nicholas, Kelvin and Bryant.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Hubert and Alva Bohall, one sister, Dorvel Flynn and three grandchildren, Chelsea and Marcy Blackwell and Bryan Corns.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at Day Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Mausoleum. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital or to the National Alzheimers Association.

Day Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be given at www.mem.com.

Charles W. Roberts

Sept. 24, 1936 — Dec. 26, 2009

Charles W. Roberts, 73, of Shoals, died Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1936 in Martin County to Richard Nelson and Ida Martha (Waggoner) Roberts. He married Ila Rusher on Oct. 14, 1953.

He was retired from National Gypsum.

Survivors include four daughters, Louise Wade of Bedford, Marie and Ronnie Nelson, of French Lick, Annie and Kevin Flinn of Heltonville, and Debrah and Junior Tharp of Shoals; one son, Richard and Rita Roberts of Shoals; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a daughter, a sister, a brother-in-law, one half-brother and two great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brock Cemetery at the family residence.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the family residence, 21514 Roberts Lane in Shoals.

Dale Spoonmore

Aug. 31, 1931 — Dec. 24, 2009

Dale Spoonmore 78, of Owensburg, lost a hard-fought battle with cancer and passed away at home with family present at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, December 24, 2009.

Born August 31, 1931 in Avoca, he was the son of Elza and Ona (Harp) Spoonmore.

He was a retired Carpenter Foreman for J.L. Wilson and Weddle Brothers Construction. He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, the Bloomfield American Legion where he served on the Honor Guard, Worthington VFW, Past Patron of the Solsberry Order of Eastern Star, past Master of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge, Terre Haute Scottish Rite, Terre Haute Zorah Shrine, Greene County Shrine Club, Greene County F.O.P., Charter member of the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, former deputy sheriff and reserve officer in Greene County and was active in the Horseshoe club. Dale was an outstanding basketball player and played on the varsity all four years at Needmore High School. He enjoyed working on and collecting classic cars and loved to travel. He served his country in the 1st Calvary in the United States Army in the Korean War. Dale was a proud father and grandfather and took great pride in their accomplishments.

Surviving relatives include: his wife, Beverly (Chesnut) Spoonmore whom he married on August 28, 1954; one daughter, Dawnee Small (Lee) of Newberry; grandchildren, Scott Small and Lori Beth Hudson (Brandt); great grandchildren, Katie Small, Ashley Small, Jared Small, Julie Hudson, Gracie Hudson, Brady Hudson and Zachary Dale Hudson; his aunt, Dorothy Hostetter of Worthington; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and one brother, Garold Spoonmore of Avoca.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Cecil Spoonmore.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. today at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Arlen Pope and Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Interment will be in Owensburg cemetery. Solsberry Order of Eastern Star services will be at 1:00 p.m. today at the funeral home and Solsberry Masonic Lodge services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Bloomfield American Legion Post 196 will conduct military services.

Friends may call from noon until the hour of service today at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Elma M. ‘Nickie’ Agnew

JUNE 4, 1918 — DEC. 24, 2009

Elma M. (Nickie) Sparks Agnew, 91, of Indianapolis, died Thursday at her residence.

She was born June 4, 1918 in Lawrence County to Newton Nichols and Ruby Guthrie Nichols.

She graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1936. For eight years, she worked in the credit department of William H. Block Company downtown. For 30 years, she worked as a budget analyst in financial services at Pittman Moore Company and Dow Chemical Company in Zionsville, retiring in 1979. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and a former member of the American Business Women’s Association.

She was a member of Glenns Valley Church in Indianapolis for 34 years.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Agnew; son, John L. (Peggy) Sparks of Greenfield; daughter, Sharon D. (Paul) Williams of Indianapolis; two stepchildren, Steve Agnew of Avon, and Cathy Downton of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren, Tom Sparks, Christie Facker, Angela Fields, Jennifer Fields and John Williams; four stepgrandchildren, Scott Agnew, Shawn Agnew, Luke Downton and Maicy Downton; five great-grandchildren, Katie Sparks, Jacob Williams, Bailey Fields, Alyssa Williams and Brogan Williams; one great-stepchild, Bethanie Agnew; and one sister, Ruth Weddel of Brownstown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Robert Nichols; and four sisters, Helen Myers, Mary Dixon, Frances Horner and Ethel Walters.

Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Stan Thomas officiating.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Glenns Valley Church in Indianapolis with ministers Jonathan Maurer and Sandy McCloskey. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association, Glenns Valley Church or St. Francis Hospice in care of Hague Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Medora, Ind., 47260.

Charles W. Roberts

Charles W. Roberts, 73, of Shoals, died Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Arrangements are pending at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Dec. 26, 2009

Myrna Jewell

Dec. 28, 1938 — Dec. 23, 2009

Myrna Jewell, 70, of Bedford, was called home on Wednesday to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is now rejoicing in Heaven.

Born Dec. 28, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clarence R. and Maudie (Arthur) Owens.

She married John Jewell on Sept. 19, 1953, and he survives.

She worked for RCA and retired from Extruded Alloys in Bedford. She was a member of Cornerstone Worship Center in Judah.

She leaves behind her loving husband, John; four children, Patty Davis and husband Skip of Anderson, Barry Jewell of New Castle, Teresa Smith and husband Daniel of Bloomington, and Debbie Sanders of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Owens and wife Sandi, and Estell Owens and wife Cindy, all of Springville, Steve Owens and wife Sue of DuPont; and two sisters, Barbara Jones and husband Lonnie and Patty Owens, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert Owens.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Cornerstone Worship Center with Pastor Rodney Reynolds and Bro. Lonnie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Jonathon E. Terrell

March 22, 1981 — Dec. 24, 2009

Jonathon Eugene Terrell, 28, Bedford, passed away at 4 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born March 22, 1981, in Bedford, he was the son of Eugene Terrell Jr. and Terri Knight.

He married Tricia Holt Dec. 3, 2005.

He was a landscaper and employed by Ken Baker Lawn Care. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Tricia of Bedford; a daughter, Kierston Terrell at home; a son, Triston Terrell at home; stepsons, Braydon Henson of Bedford and Jaron Bachman of Jasper; father, Eugene Terrell Jr. of Mitchell; stepmother, Vicki Pridemore of Mitchell; sister, Amanda Branam, of Mitchell; brother, Tyson Banks of Trinity Springs; stepbrothers, Ricki Pridemore of Greene County, and Billy Pridemore of Mitchell; and his sister, Cassie Terrell of Franklin.

His mother preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastors Johnny Johnson and Reno Bates officiating.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers will be Jeremy Tegarden, Billy Sullivan, Jackie Russell, Jason Hatcher, Steve Branam and Roger Terrell.

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

Larry Corps

Larry Corps, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Dec. 25, 2009

Elma Agnew

Elma Agnew, 91, Indianapolis, formerly of Lawrence County, died Thursday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora.

Dec. 24, 2009

Nina F. Colglazier

May 13, 1916 — Dec. 23, 2009

Nina Fields Colglazier, age 93, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at White River Lodge.

Nina was born in Martin County to Charlie and Etta White Fields, May 13, 1916.

Prior to Nina’s first birthday her family moved to Brinsmade, N.D. Nina returned to her family home near Owensburg during the Depression in 1932.

In 1943 Nina married Burley (Boo) Colglazier, and he preceded her in death in 1983. They had one son, David Michael, who died in 1995 in Maitland, Fla. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Roy Fields and wife Izota; sister, Ethel Fields Graham and husband Duncan; two nieces, Betty Lou Fields Bates and Gretchen Fields Glover; and one nephew Marvin Fields.

Nina worked for Otho Smith in Bedford, RCA in Bloomington, DuPont in Charlestown, and as a telephone operator in Scottsburg. In 1952, she began her career as a school cook and retired after 21 years as the head cook for the Bedford school system. She also spent several summers cooking at Indian Creek Baptist Church Camp.

Nina was a member of Southland Church of Christ.

One grandson, Kevin S. Colglazier, his wife Melissa, and one great-grandson, William Murphy Colglazier of London, England, survive Nina. Also, surviving are her ex-daughter-in-law, Judy Smith of Texas; two nephews and four nieces, Melvin Fields and wife Penni, Debra Fields Koester and husband Don, Marie McHargue and Maxine Rogers.

There were two girls that Nina loved very much and thought of as her daughters, Dianne Collier Beyers and Sheila Lindsey Eggers.

Nina loved her apartment on Illinois St. where she had such good neighbors and so many dear friends.

Nina’s caregivers were Ronda Grove, Sheila Eggers, Everett and Judy Stidam. She thought these four were the best. She also had many other good friends helping her.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Kevin S. Colglazier, Don Koester, Everett Stidam, Mike Grissom, Daniel Beyers and David Eggers.

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

NOTE: Nina was an extraordinary woman and authored this obituary.

Willma R. Smith

Nov. 20, 1911 — Dec. 22, 2009

Willma Rose Smith, 98, Rivervale, passed away at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

Born Nov. 20, 1911, in Tunnelton, she was the daughter of William T. and Rosa B. (Turley) Smith.

She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1930. Willma Rose entered nurses’ training at Indiana University Medical Center in 1934. She was employed as a supervisor at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, an honorary fraternity for nurses, while attending Indiana University.

Willma Rose served with the 91st General Hospital Army Nurse Corps in the Chief Nurse’s Office while stationed in England, Belgium and France. She attained the rank of captain and was discharged Feb. 17, 1946, at the end of World War II.

After her military service she returned to Indiana University where she earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nursing Education and Public Health. Willma Rose served two years as the public health nurse in Lawrence County and two years in Jackson County. She retired as director of health services from Seymour Community Schools, where she was employed from 1953-1977. She was a member of District 13 of the Indiana State Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

She continued as an active member of Lawrenceport United Methodist Church, Phi Beta Psi sorority, Fleur-de-Lis, John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Historical and Genealogical Societies of Lawrence County, Retired Teachers Association, A.A.U.W., Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary Society, and Farm Bureau.

She raised cattle on the family farm and was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Dottie Jane Compton, Lafayette; a brother, Charles C. L. Smith, French Lick; five nieces; and three nephews.

Her parents; brother, Robert Smith; and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Smith and Virginia Rose Zilaitis, preceded her in death.

A private graveside service will be at Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Military honors will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. A memorial service is planned at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or a veterans organization of your choice.

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

Carolyn S. Padgett

July 7, 1941 — Dec. 21, 2009

Carolyn Sue Padgett, 68, Williams, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her mother, Mary Ellen Padgett, Williams; and one brother, Robert Padgett, Springville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery, Silverville.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Dec. 23, 2009

Fred D. Harper

June 13, 1934 — Dec. 22, 2009

Fred D. Harper, 75, Springville, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

He was a machinist for Otis Elevator, retiring in 1997 with more than 30 years of service.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Bailey) Harper; two daughters, Nancy Rollins, Bloomington and Pam Carr, Owensburg; one son, Bill Harper, Owensburg; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harry Harper, Springville and Ronnie Harper, Bloomington.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Flynn Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Myrna Jewel

Myrna Jewel, 70, Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. today at the White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 22, 2009

Maxine P. Elgin

April 30, 1940 — Dec. 21, 2009

Maxine P. Elgin, 69, Campbellsburg, passed away at 6:38 a.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 30, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Reese and Aleen (Eisenmenger) Jones. She married Robert L. Elgin Oct. 7, 1958, and he preceded her in death June 26, 2006.

She retired from Helsel.

Surviving are sons, Robert L. Elgin and wife, Rhonda, Salem, and James L. Elgin and wife, Michelle, Campbellsburg; daughters, Mary J. Hughes, Bloomington, Patricia J. Elgin, Campbellsburg, and Amy J. Pitel, Mitchell; a brother, Wayne Jones, Mitchell; sisters, Phyllis Harris, Bedford, and Violet Jones, Bedford, and six grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Abby Jones, Reese Jones, Jr., and Robert Dale Jones; and sisters, Edith Mitman, Mamie Coffman, Dorothy Goen, and an infant sister, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Claysville Cemetery, near Campbellsburg.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

Dec. 21, 2009

Barbara R. Medlock

Jan. 16, 1928 — Dec. 18, 2009

Barbara R. Medlock, 81, passed away Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 16, 1928, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Oscar and Ilene (Robinson) Hammond. She married Robert W. Medlock on June 14, 1947.

She was the office co-manager of the Bedford Veterinary Medical Centre where she worked with her husband for 32 years. She retired in 1986.

She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was a true and caring friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Medlock, DVM, March 1, 2007; parents, Oscar and Ilene Hammond; and her brother, George Alfred Hammond.

Survivors include two brothers, Wayne Hammond and wife Evelyn of Sebring, Fla., and Kent Hammond and wife Sandra of Bedford; one sister, Betty Arnold and husband Dale of Bedford; two sons, Stephen Medlock, DVM, and wife Ricci of Bloomington, and Jeffrey Medlock and wife Kate of Bedford; one daughter Rebecca Johnson and husband Don of Bloomington; five grandsons, Bradley Burns of Longmont, Colo., Tyson Medlock, DVM, and wife Kristen of Lafayette, Tanner Medlock of Bloomington, Tate Medlock of Chicago, Ill.; and Cody Medlock of Bloomington; three granddaughters, Brigette Burns Doering of Bloomington, Ashley Medlock, U.S. Air Force Italy, and Emily Medlock of Bloomington; and two great-grandchildren, Cailey and Nicholas Doering of Bloomington.

She was member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and was baptized Oct. 31, 1948. In recent years she attended the Faith Mission Church in Bedford.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Steven Manley officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Wenesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Evangelistic Faith Missions Church.

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

Virginia M. Grow

Aug. 9, 1919 — Dec. 18, 2009

Virginia May Grow, 90, of Bedford, died Friday evening at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born and raised on a farm in Popcorn, the daughter of Dwight and Edith (Strosnider) Davis, and graduated from Springville High School in 1937. She married her blue-eyed dream, Floyd C. Grow, on Dec. 27, 1941, enjoying nearly 62 years together before his death on Aug. 25, 2002.

She was a homemaker and a caregiver. She also worked at the old downtown JCPenny store for a few years. After approximately 27 years, she retired from General Motors.

During her retirement years, she and Floyd enjoyed spending the winter months for several years in Bonita Springs, Fla. During this time of her life she developed an interest in and collected rocks and gems; loving to attend rock swaps. This then led to her interest in sea shells and their fossils. During their Florida months, she was active in two different shell clubs and created many beautiful pieces of shell art. Several of her designs were award winners.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, Gary Grow (Kathy), and Allen Grow (Renee Charette). both of Bedford; one daughter, Cindy Grow, Oolitic; grandchildren, Carrie (Mike) Christie of Scottsburg, Kevin (Sheryl) Grow of Columbus, Brian (Misty) Grow of Mitchell, Brad Grow of Oolitic, Nathan Grow of Greenwood, Shannon (David) Bradford of Bedford, and Amrita (Bill) Leonard of Placerville, Calif.; and nine great-grandchildren. Also, her family of caregivers on the Memory Care Unit at StoneBridge Health Campus and Southern Care Hospice.

She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Grow; one daughter, Edith Grow; one brother, Lawrence Davis; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Johnny Johnson officiating.

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

Friends may consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Grace United Methodist Church at 18th and H streets, Bedford.

Richard E. Purlee

Nov. 25, 1942 — Dec. 19, 2009

Richard E. Purlee, 67, Mitchell, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at his residence with his wife and daughters by his side.

Born Nov. 25, 1942, in New Albany, he was the son of Richard S. and Esther L. (Oakes) Purlee. He married Suetta Yaney Dec. 4, 2004.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1960 and Indiana State University in 1964. His career in radio was spent at various radio stations including WBIW and WSAL. He was a great trombone player and played in the Tuxedo Junction band, loved jazz music, reading, and had a great sense of humor.

He served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Suetta Purlee, Mitchell; daughters, Lisa (Brian) Ayers, Walton, Elaine (Jeff) Sutton, Fulton, Karen (Matthew) Haseltine, Walton, and Kathy (Tony) Logan, Logansport; stepchildren, Richard Young, Brazil, Leland (Correna) Ames, Paoli, and Kimberly Ames, Paoli; sister, Barbara (Scott) Fultz, Bedford; eight grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers: Brian Ayers, Jeff Sutton, Matthew Haseltine, Richard Young, Leland Ames, and Scott Fultz.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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

Joseph B. Flynn

Mar. 29, 1937 — Dec. 18, 2009

Joseph Bryan Flynn, 72, of Bloomington, died Friday after a long illness.

He was employed by Thomson Consumer Electronics, formerly RCA, and GE, for 37 years.

He was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy J. Pardue Flynn, Bloomington; two children, Jeffrey Bryan Flynn, Bloomfield, and Caprice Noell Boruff, Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Burial will follow at Knightridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service on Tuesday, with a Masonic Service at 10 a.m.

Online condolences are available at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Larry Ross

Jan. 8, 1950 — Dec. 18, 2009

Larry Ross, 59, Bloomington, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was employed by UTC Carrier Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Russella (Fidler) Ross, Bloomington; children, Amanda Davidson, Bedford and Matthew Ross, Bloomington; three grandchildren; two sisters, Dasiey Wilson, Knoxville, Tenn., and June May, Denham Springs, La.; two brothers, Wayne Ross, Denham Springs, La., and Roger Ross, Lexington, S.C.; his mother-in-law; sister-in-law; brother-in-law; as well as, several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with interment to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday. and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday all at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences are available at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Carolyn S. Padgett

Carolyn S. Padgett, 68, Williams, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Maxine P. Elgin

Maxine P. Elgin, 69, Campbellsburg, died at 6:38 a.m. today at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 20, 2009

Virginia May Grow

AUG. 9, 1919 — DEC. 18, 2009

Virginia May Grow, 90, of Bedford, died Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She retired from General Motors after 27 years and also worked at the old downtown J.C. Penney store.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Grow and Allen Grow, both of Bedford; and one daughter, Cindy Grow of Oolitic.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church at 18th and H Street in Bedford.

Edward F. Jones

MARCH 5, 1940 — DEC. 17, 2009

Edward F. Jones, 69, of Springville, died at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born March 5, 1940, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Oscar E. and Helen G. (Flynn) Jones. He married Edith Kay Conner, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2000. He was a metal spinner for Mid-West Metal Spinning in Bedford and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include children, Jeffrey Jones and wife, Carmen, of Bloomington, Brian Jones and wife, Sherry of Bedford, Angela Davis and husband, Douglas of Unionville, Karen Smith and husband, Jeffery of Springville, Cheryl Stancombe and husband, Keven of Bloomington, Kathryn Blackwell and husband, Brent of Oolitic, Timothy Jones and wife, Rebecca of Oolitic; eighteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Thomas Jones and wife, Susie of Springville, Lonnie Jones and
wife, Barbara of Bedford, Jimmie Jones and wife, Susie of Bedford, Rickie Jones and wife, Mona of Springville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; granddaughter, Sonya Kaye Jones; three nephews, Rickie, Steven and Jimmie Jr.; and a niece, Michelle Ozechowski.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22 at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Bruce Roberts and Bro. Lonnie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post # 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, December 21 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Edward at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara R. Medlock

JAN. 16, 1928 — DEC. 18, 2009

Barbara R. Medlock, 81, of Bedford, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a retired office co-manager of the Bedford Veterinary Medical Centre where she worked with her husband for 32 years.

Survivors include two brothers, Wayne Hammond of Sebring, Fla., and Kent Hammond of Bedford; one sister, Betty Arnold of Bedford; two sons, Stephen Medlock, of Bloomington and Jeffrey Medlock of Bedford; and one daughter, Rebecca Johnson of Bloomington.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Evangelistic Faith Missions Church.

Dec. 19, 2009

Dwight W. Bartlett

April 25, 1929 — Dec. 18, 2009

Dwight W. Bartlett, 80, of Bedford, died at 3:33 a.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born April 25, 1929, in Bartlettsville, in northern Lawrence County, he was the son of Winford and Bertha (Blackwell) Bartlett. He married Martha Meadows on Sept. 7, 1956, and she survives.

He was a life-time farmer and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Surviving with his wife, Martha; are his daughter, Melissa Day and husband Mark of Heltonville; two granddaughters, Whitney and Bailey Day of Heltonville; one brother, Opal Bartlett of Bedford; and three sisters, Jeannie Reuter and Velma Chambers, both of Oolitic and Peggy Ritter of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Virgal “Tickie” Bartlett and a sister, Doris Irene Bartlett.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery.

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

Edward F. Jones

March 5, 1940 — Dec. 17, 2009

Edward F. Jones, 69, Springville, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford.

He was a metal spinner for Mid-West Metal Spinning in Bedford and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include children, Jeffrey Jones, Bloomington, Brian Jones, Bedford, Angela Davis, Unionville, Karen Smith, Springville, Cheryl Stancombe, Bloomington, Kathryn Blackwell, Oolitic, and Timothy Jones, Oolitic; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Thomas Jones, and Rickie Jones, bot of Springville, Lonnie Jones, Jimmie Jones, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bruce Roberts and Brother Lonnie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Nancy A. Graham

Dec. 4, 1925 — Dec. 17, 2009

Nancy Alice Ratliff Graham, 84, Mitchell, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are daughters, Wanda Jean Parsons, Shoals, Anita Kay Rhodes, New Albany, and Annette Kathleen McCart, Orleans; brothers, Wendell L. Wease, Mitchell, and Arthur K. Wease, Bloomington; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bryantsville Cemetery with Brother Allen Burris officiating.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Ric McCart

A Memorial Service for Ric McCart who died December 10, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dec. 18, 2009

George A. Brinegar

Sept. 26, 1914 — Dec. 16, 2009

George A. Brinegar, 95, Bedford, died at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

He was born Sept. 26, 1914, in Lawrence County, the son of Marion and Emma (Allen) Brinegar. He married Roxie Thompson on Dec. 25, 1937, in New Albany, and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2006.

He was the retired owner/operator of George’s Gateway, a company he founded in 1958.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 250 in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Aaron J. Brinegar of Bedford; one daughter, Peri Combs and husband David of Jasper; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Criswell of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Eva Jones and Bernice Leonard; and one brother, Ivan H. Brinegar.

A private family service was held at noon Thursday at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or LARC in memory of George A. Brinegar.

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

Byron O. Barrett

March 4, 1929 — Dec. 15, 2009

The family of Byron O. Barrett mourns his passing.

He was born March 4, 1929, in Monroe County, to Byron H. Barrett and Grace E. McKnight Barrett Knight. He entered into rest Dec. 15, 2009, at home surrounded by loving family.

His memory will be cherished by wife, Ruth J. Holland Barrett; children, Edmond H. Barrett and wife Becky, Deeanna L. Ray and husband Barry, and Shannon T. Barrett and wife Alice; sisters, Mary Jane Sowders, Alice Rose Knight, Nancy Ann Knight; grandchildren, Brantley Ray and wife Kayla, Breeanna Ray, Derek Barrett, Gina Barrett, and Zachariah Pridemore; and great-grandchild, Breyton Ray.

He is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with both parents; stepfather, Webb Knight; and nephews, Byron Dean Sowders, and Shawn Lee Knight.

Byron was an Elder of and worshipped at Guthrie Christian Church, retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital, served on the board of North Lawrence Water Corp. and was a member of Bedford Post No. 33 of the American Legion.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guthrie Christian Church with Minister Josh Brumfield officiating. Pastor John Turner will lead prayer. Interment to follow the funeral service in the family plot of Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Military Honors accorded graveside by Bedford Post 33 of the American Legion.

Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. today at the church.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nathan Butler Funeral Home.

Online messages of condolence may be directed to bereaved family at www.forevercare.org.

Dwight Bartlett

Dwight Bartlett, 80, of Bedford, died at 3:40 a.m. today at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

 

Edward Jones

Edward Jones, 69, of Springville, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 17, 2009

Mary Wood

Sept. 24, 1918 — Dec. 15, 2009

Mary (Sheeks) Wood, 91, of Bedford died at 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 24, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David L. and Opal (Simpson) Sheeks. She married Oren “Monk” Wood on Jan. 1, 1938, and he survives.

She was a member of White River Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, Monk; are two daughters, Gaylynn Jean and husband Gary of Bedford, and Kay Wood of Indianapolis; three grandsons, Ross Jean and wife Noelle of Bedford, Bret Jean and wife Tammie of Bedford, and Kyle Jean and wife Leah of Heltonville; and six great-grandchildren, Dairen Jean, Bretta Jean, Dominick Jean, Collen Jean, Chance Jean and Lainey Jean.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth Ingle; and a brother, Roy Sheeks.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

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

Pauline Shoults

April 25, 1915 — Dec. 15, 2009

Pauline Shoults, 94, Campbellsburg, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Waters of Salem.

Born April 25, 1915, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Edna A. (Swayze) Myers. She married Paul H. Shoults Oct. 30, 1934, and he preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1986.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church.

Surviving are sons, Dwight Merlin Shoults and wife, Virginia, of Campbellsburg, and Earl Leroy Shoults and wife, Rebecca of Mitchell; daughter, Betty Lou Roll and husband, James of Pekin; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Delos Myers, Merle Myers, Opal Myers, and Earl Swayze; and sister, Dorothy Fitch, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Don Allen officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Michael Shoults, Aaron Shoults, Darron Shoults, Tony Shoults, Eddie Shoults, Jeffrey Souder and Garry Nale.

Memorial Gifts: Alzheimers Association

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

Arthur Davis Jr.

Jan. 5, 1927 — Dec. 15, 2009

Arthur “Junior” Davis Jr., 82, Bloomington, died Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bloomington on Jan. 5, 1927, the son of Arthur and Lena Florence (Highland) Davis Sr.

Junior had worked at Nurrie Glass Company and retired after 26 years of service from RCA.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and enjoyed mushroom hunting and traveling to the Smokies and Branson, Mo., several times.

Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Kern of Bedford, and Barbara Riggs of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John W. Davis, William J. “Jap” Davis, Glen T. Davis, and twin brothers; and sister, Gladys Davis.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary in Bloomington. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at the mortuary.

Roberta A. Willett

July 17, 1926 — Dec. 9, 2009

Roberta Ann Willett, age 83 of Rose City, Mich., died in her home on Dec. 9, of natural causes.

The daughter of the late Clarence S. and Lula E. (Grubb) Turpin, she was born in Bedford on July 17, 1926. Roberta was the last living of Clarence and Lula’s seven children.

She moved to Detroit as a girl and then to Rose City in 1982 when her husband, the late Raymond J. Willett (Sept. 8, 2004), retired from General Motors. As a cancer survivor she volunteered in the American Cancer Society, Reach for Recovery and West Branch Relay for Life.

Roberta was a patriot that loved genealogy. She was accepted into the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and served in many functions. At her death she held the position of Chapter Chaplin of the River Aux Sable chapter and was the State Vice Chairman of Credentials. She also was a member of National and Historical Societies of Rose City, Ogemaw County, Lawrence County, Indiana, Kentucky, and Daughters of the Union 1861-1865. Roberta was a proud member of American Mensa.

Surviving are her son, Mark (Susan) Willett of Midland, Mich.; grandchildren, Marianne (Dermot) O’Brien and Kyle Willett; and great-grandchildren, Connor and Cayle O’Brien.

Roberta was preceded in death by her son, Kevin; and husband, Raymond.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Midland Evangelical Free Church (989-631-4411) in Midland, Mich., with lunch immediately following.

The church will be open for visitation with the family at 10:30. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Byron O. Barrett

March 4, 1929 — Dec. 15, 2009

Byron O. Barrett, 80, Bloomington, died Tuesday at his residence.

He was retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital and served on the board of North Lawrence Water Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth J. Holland Barrett; children, Edmond H. Barrett, Deeanna L. Ray, and Shannon T. Barrett; sisters, Mary Jane Sowders, Alice Rose Knight, and Nancy Ann Knight; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guthrie Christian Church with Minister Josh Brumfield officiating. Pastor John Turner will lead prayer. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, with military honors by Bedford Post No. 33 of the American Legion.

Online condolences are available at www.forevercare.org.

Dec. 16, 2009

Ruth K. Embree

May 5, 1941 — Dec. 13, 2009

Ruth K. “Ruthie” Embree, 68, Springville, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

She was born May 5, 1941, in Washington County, the daughter of Hargus and Evelyn (Kay) Brewer. She married William M. “Mike” Embree, who was her companion, friend, lover and husband for over 37 years.

She was a homemaker, waitress at Hobby’s Inn, and owner/operator of Ruthie’s Custom Ceramics in Springville.

She was of Protestant faith. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she was a very hard worker.

Survivors include her husband Mike Embree of Springville; four daughters, Teresa Hawk and husband Richard and Cindy Parks and husband Mark, all of Orleans, Delores Tincher and Pam Chastain, both of Bedford; 14 grandchildren, Jeffrey Hawk and wife Kim of Bedford, Tyler Hawk and fiance´ Courtney of Greenwood; Kayla Hawk, Brandon Parks and wife, Stephanie, Bradley Parks and fiancée Tera, and Destiny Parks, all of Orleans, Nathan Crane, Springville, and Megan Tincher, Brittney Tincher, Michael Tincher, Evelyn Wells, Garrett Wells, Landon Dillard and Emily Chastain, all of Bedford; one great-grandson, Riley Hawk of Bedford; one brother, Hargus Brewer Jr. of Columbus; and four sisters, Margaret Burton, Orleans, Mary Sue Sosha of Florida, Patricia Mullis of Bedford, and Moyne Lininger of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael Eugene Matthew; three sisters, Beulah Mae Robertson, Shirley Brazzell, and Carol Jean Kelley; and one brother, George Brewer.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pauline T. Montgomery

Oct. 17, 1916 — Dec. 14, 2009

Pauline T. Montgomery, 93, Shoals, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Westview Nursing & Rehab Center in Bedford.

She was retired from NWSC Crane.

Survivors include two sons, David J. Montgomery, Nashville, and Phillip D. Montgomery, Newberry.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Shirley A. Blackmore

Oct. 7, 1944 — Dec. 14, 2009

Shirley Ann (Gardner) Blackmore 65, of Bloomfield, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Oct. 7, 1944, in Linton to James and Margaret (Gallian) Gardner, she was preceded in death by both parents and a brother Michael.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Blackmore; three children, James Blackmore (Jada Beck), Sarah Astafan (Jeff) and John Blackmore (Toni); two sisters, Reva Gallian of Bloomington and Donna Cheney (Jerry) of Williams; nine grandchildren, Jacob and Alisha Blackmore, Rick Tally, Danielle Blackmore, Ross Tally, Scotland McKinzie, Dawson Blackmore, Justin Fox and Josie Astafan; a brother in law, Gary Blackmore; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 450 Auxiliary, VFW Post No. 604 Auxiliary and the Scotland United Methodist Church.

She was retired as an investigator for Adult Protective Services.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Interment will be in Scotland Cemetery. Solsberry American Legion Post No. 450 Auxiliary services will be prior to the funeral service Friday.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the services Friday at the funeral home.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the IU Simon Cancer Research Center, or the Solsberry American Legion Post No. 450 in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Mary S. Wood

Mary S. Wood, 91, of Bedford died at 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 15, 2009

Charles W. Baker Sr.

Feb. 24, 1952 — Dec. 13, 2009

Charles W. Baker Sr., 57, of 191 Graves Addition, Springville, died at 1:15 a.m. on Sunday at the Veteran’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 24, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles K. Baker and Twila Naylor. He was a truck driver, welder and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include one son, Charles William “B.J.” Baker of Bedford; his mother and stepfather, Twila and Harold White of Oolitic; his ex-wife and companion, Linda Baker of Avoca; a sister, Debbie Prince and husband Wayne of Heltonville; a stepsister, Gara Kenworthy of Terre Haute; a brother, Ed Mosier and wife Tanna of Bedford; two stepbrothers, Edward White of Williams and Mike Mosier of Judah; two granddaughters, Tya Baker of Bedford and Nichole L. Terrell of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Becky Mosier; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Crystal Dawn Baker; a brother, Tony Lee Roy Mosier; a halfbrother, Les Baker; his father, Charles K. Baker; his grandmother, Ruth H. Mosier; stepgrandparents, Mary and Paul White; and an uncle, Azariah Mosier.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Dive Christian Church with Phil McDonald and Cody Mosier officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Thursday at the church.

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

Pearl Stailey

Dec. 1, 1915 — Dec. 14, 2009

Pearl (Moore) Stailey, 94, of 70 Lincoln Ave. died at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 1, 1915, she was the daughter of Hiram and Dora (Cobb) Moore. She married Jesse Stailey on April 16, 1933, and he preceded her in death.

She worked at Central Foundry for 27 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford, and the UAW Local No. 440.

Survivors include one son Lowell Stailey and wife Ruthie of Bedford; two daughters, Ruth Plummer and husband Kenneth of Bedford, and Jeanne Speer and husband Fred of Bedford; six grandchildren, Trent Speer, Susan George and husband David, Julie D’Alesio and husband Fred, Mike Stailey and wife Debbie, Marty Plummer and wife Roberta, and Lee Plummer; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Plummer, Adam Glenn, and Lauren George; and one great-great-grandson, Jesse Plummer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, William and James Moore.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Ric McCart

June 7, 1956 — Dec. 10, 2009

Ric McCart, 53, Mitchell, passed away at 6:24 p.m. on Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born June 7, 1956, in Bedford, the son of Norman and Harriett (McQueen) McCart. He married Tammy (Miracle) Sowders on Dec. 10, 2004, and she survives.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1974 and attended Indiana University. Ric was employed in sales.

Surviving with his wife, Tammy McCart of Mitchell; are his parents, Norman and Harriett McCart of Mitchell; a stepson, Matt Sowders and wife Kortni of Bedford; a brother, Dan McCart and wife Lynn of Omaha, Neb.; nieces, Emily and Natalie McCart; and his grandmother, Dorothy McCart of Mitchell.

His grandparents, Chriss McCart and Harry and Anna Laura McQueen preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

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

Wade Miller

April 15, 1967 — Dec. 10, 2009

Joe Wade Miller, 42, Heltonville, passed away at 2:28 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 15, 1967, in Bedford, he was the son of Lonnie Joe and Cinda Ellen (Wade) Miller. He married Debbie Curry Feb. 22, 1986.

He was a self employed mason and a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1985. Wade enjoyed fishing, hunting, and riding his four-wheeler and Harley.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Miller of Heltonville; children, Ashley Marie Miller, Kyle David Miller and Taylor Nicole Miller, all at home; his mother, Cinda Todd of Heltonville; father and stepmother, Joe and Sandy Miller of Bedford; a sister, Tina Louise Brazzell of Bedford; a brother, Tommy Joe Miller of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His grandparents, Don and Betty Miller and David and Kathryn Wade; and stepfather, Terry L. Todd, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Richard J. Eggles

June 30, 1966 — Dec. 12, 2009

Richard J. Eggles, 43, Bedford, died Saturday at his residence.

He was a heating and cooling technician for Sears.

Survivors include one daughter, Grace Eggles; three brothers, Bob, Joe and Vince Eggles; and one sister, Barb Tinsley.

A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Church of God.

Friends may call at 5 p.m. at the church.

Pauline Montgomery

Pauline Montgomery, 93, Shoals, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Westview Nursing Center in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Dec. 14, 2009

Velma M. Walker

Oct. 4, 1923 — Dec. 12, 2009

Velma M. Walker, 86, Mitchell, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Noah Franklin and Nora (Edwards) Barnes. She married Kermit Paul Walker Dec. 20, 1942.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and Tri Kappa. Velma graduated from Mitchell High School in 1942.

Surviving are her husband, Kermit Walker, Mitchell; son, Gary Walker, Bedford; daughter, Diane Dixon, Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrea Mitchell, Ryan French, Shelly Abel and Stephaney Washington; and seven great-grandchildren.

Her parents; daughter, Vicky S. Kinney; and sisters, Hazel Hack, Rowena Reuter and Leona Greene, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: American Cancer Society

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

Martha M. McFarlan

Aug. 1, 1924 — Dec. 13, 2009

Martha Marie McFarlan, 85, Bedford, passed away at 5:31 a.m. Sunday at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood, with her son, Jim, and daughter, Joyce, by her side, following a four-month illness.

She was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Harvey Curtis and Effie Cora (Enochs) Chastain. She married Raymond McFarlan and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

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

Survivors include her son, Jim McFarlan and wife Sandy of Bedford; her daughter, Joyce McFarlan of Bedford; five grandchildren, Jimi McFarlan of Bedford, Jamie Kelly of Tampa, Fla., Tammy Marcin of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Patrick Spaulding of Boston, Mass., and Christopher McFarlan of Bedford; nine great-grandchildren, Amanda, Bethany, Taylor, Logan, Sadie, Graden, Makarah, Daven and Eagle; one great-great-grandchild, Vaida Jane Kelly; one sister, Myrtle Robbins of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Raymond, six brothers, Claude, Clifford, Clyde, Dale, Floyd, Howard and Pete; one halfbrother, Ray; and two sisters, Mae and Madge.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Doyle Henderson and the Rev. Junior Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

Dec. 13, 2009

Velma Walker

Velma Walker, of Mitchell, died Saturday at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 12, 2009

Phyllis J. Elliott

July 12, 1927 — Dec. 10, 2009

Phyllis J. Elliott, 82, died at 4:48 p.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born on July 12, 1927, in Lawrence County to Orth Perry and Zoe Etta (Holland) Smith.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School and a member of the Davis Memorial Nazarene Church in Bedford. She had been a housewife and a cook for the Bedford and Shawswick schools.

She married James Elliott on Sept. 27, 1946. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1989.

Survivors include two sons, James Michael Elliott of Bedford and Timothy Scott Elliott of Greenwood; a daughter, Julie Ann Elliott of Bedford; two grandchildren, Meredith Christen Elliott and Taylor Elizabeth Elliott; a sister, Martha Beeman of Phoenix, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen E. Elliott, who died in 1970.

Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Bedford’s Beech Grove Cemetery.

Glen Fisher

Feb. 22, 1943 — Dec. 9, 2009

Glen G. Fisher, 66, 600 22nd St., Bedford, died Dec. 9, 2009, at 4:14 p.m. at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Zelma on Feb. 22, 1943 to Homer Glen and Nada Mae (Henderson) Fisher. He married Anna Caraway on Nov. 9, 1963 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and she survives.

He was retired from GE Refrigeration in Bloomington.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are one grandson, Ryan Fisher of Chrisney; two sisters, Lilly Baringer of Jacksonville, Fla., and Virginia “Sue” Essex and her husband, Virgil, of Bedford; four brothers, Joe Fisher of Bedford, Richard Fisher and his wife, Velma, of Cincinnati, Gerald Fisher of Knoxville, Tenn. and James Fisher and his wife, Diane, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brian Fisher in 2004, and a sister, Martha Stout.

He was of Baptist Faith and was a U.S. Army veteran

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 33 with Brother Kenny Fisher officiating.

The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to “Feed the Children.”

Dec. 11, 2009

William Riley

Sept. 10, 1937 — Dec. 9, 2009

William Michael Riley, 72, Mitchell, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Sept. 10, 1937, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Cecil and Helen (Kelly) Riley and was reared in the home of Claude and Ivy Fiddler.

He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

He graduated from Tunnelton High School and was a member of ABATE.

Surviving are: a son, William Michael Riley Jr., and wife, Danita, Bedford; a grandson, William Michael Riley III; two sisters, Karan Wright of Bedford and Anna Harrison of Louisville.

His parents and sister, Zella Rose Reynolds, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dixon Chapel Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

Darrell Robinson

June 2, 1969 — Dec. 9, 2009

Darrell Gene Robinson, 40, Springville, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born June 2, 1969, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Colonel and Janet (Tuddy) Robinson.

He was a roofer and concrete finisher and had been employed at Thomas Finishing.

Surviving: his companion of 23 years, Tonya Wessell, Springville; a daughter, Lakin Wessell of Bloomington; a son, Tanner Wessell of Springville; his parents, Colonel and Janet Robinson of Bedford; his first granddaughter, Izabella; his siblings, Tammy Stallard and husband, Dwayne, of Springville, Wade Robinson of Bedford, and Melissa Knoy of Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Body of Christ Fellowship on Washington Avenue in Bedford with Pastor John Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Casketbearers: Kyle Coppinger, Dwayne Stallard, Adam Wessell, Harold Wessell, Eric Thomas and Chad Featherston.

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

Landon Michael

Dec. 8, 2009 — Dec. 8, 2009

Landon Michael died Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of Shon Michael and Rachel Hood.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; brothers and sisters, Taylor Michael of Munster, and Ethan, Logan, Madison and Gavin Michael all of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Jami Owings and Rick Owings, both of Bloomington; maternal grandparents, Laura Lynn Moomey of Holland, Mich., and Larry Hood and wife, Brenda, of Orleans.

Graveside services will be conducted at noon Saturday at the Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the register book and light a candle in memory of Landon at www.daycarter.com.

Marvin L. Early

Aug. 5, 1926 — Dec. 9, 2009

Marvin L. Early Sr., 83, of Oakland, City, died Wednesday at his home.

He worked for Mitchell Crushed Stone and Carpenter Bus Works in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anna May Young; three sons, Marvin Early Jr. of Columbia, Tenn., Ron Early of Bloomington and Ottis Early of Oakland City; three daughters, Elaine Cornwell of Lawrenceville, Ill., Esther Hamilton of Crossville, Ill., and DeAnna Stephens of Oakland City; two brothers, Eugene Early of Iowa and Jesse Early of Texas; one sister, Joyce Moreland of Dalton, Ga.; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel with burial in Mount Olive Cemetery in Mount Olympus.

Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 8 am. until the service Saturday at the chapel.

Family members and friends may sign a guest register at www.lambbasham.com.

Wade Miller

Wade Miller, 42, Heltonville, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Richard McCart

Richard S. McCart, 53, Mitchell, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Glen Fisher

Glen Fisher, 66, Bedford, died Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dec. 10, 2009

Loren A. Beal

April 26, 1934 — Nov. 9, 2009

Graveside services for Loren A. Beal will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Patton Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating.

Born and raised in East Oolitic, Loren was the son of Elmer K. Beal and Minnie Roseatta (Hildum) Beal. Loren was retired from the United States Air Force, where he received his high school diploma, and he attended the University of Maryland and the University of Oxford in England. Loren earned the national defense service medal and the bronze star. He worked on Air Force One as an autopilot technician. After retirement, Loren lived in Springville, Texas, California, Colorado and Las Vegas, returning to Bloomington last year.

Loren leaves behind his sisters, Valetta Brown of Bedford and Judith L. Beal of Avoca; brothers, Elmer K. (Tug) Beal, Jr. and wife, Shirley, of East Oolitic, Jackson (Jack) Beal and wife, Carolyn, of Bloomington. Loren was preceded in death by his parents.

Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Aaron Sutherlin

April 8, 1924 — Dec. 8, 2009

Aaron W. Sutherlin, 85, of Orleans, died Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Aaron was born April 8, 1924, in Orleans to his parents, Retsor O. and Sarah Bell Moore Sutherlin.

He served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from Crane in 1972.

He married the former Carolyn McCoy Sutherlin, who preceded him in death on March 9, 2006.

He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, where he was an Elder Emeritus. He was also a member of the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69. He had served as chaplain.

He is survived by his son Mark Sutherlin and his wife, Carolanna, of Orleans. He is also survived by his daughter, Ann Rains and her husband, Brent, of Bedford. Two brothers and one sister survive, Harley Sutherlin of Paoli and Wade Sutherlin of Martinsville, and Mary Strauss of Orleans. There are two grandchildren, Luke and Amber Rains.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.

The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Orleans Christian Church with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, with military rites by the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69. Friends are invited to call at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at the church after 9 a.m.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Orleans Christian Church.

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

Roscoe Jean

May 11, 1922 — Dec. 8, 2009

Roscoe Leland Jean, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Manor and Living Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 11, 1922, in Mitchell, he was the son of Charles Edmund and Carrie Ola (Goldsmith) Jean. He married Sara L. Whittington on Feb. 14, 1942, and she preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1978.

Ross served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) CO 556 in Angola in 1940. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Medical Corps as a Technician Fifth Grade. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Mr. Jean’s decorations include the American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Arrowhead and Victory Medal World War II. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

He retired from Artin Transportation in Hammond, and was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Surviving: a sister, Mary Pauline (Jean) Melvin Saylor, Beech Grove; brothers, Harold Jean, Bloomington, and Hugh Jean, Mitchell, and longtime friend and companion, Ruth Matthew, Mitchell

His parents; brothers, Edmund E. Jean, Mitchell, and William H. Jean, Bloomington; and two sisters, Lorena (Jean) Stephens, Mitchell, and Thelma (Jean) Reynolds, Bedford, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Kersey and Bro. Greg Mathews 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.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Edwin Henderson

Edwin Maxwell Henderson, 94, of Christine Place, Mesa, Ariz., passed away Nov. 20.

Born in Bedford in 1915, he lived in Indianapolis, and in Tucson, Scottsdale and Mesa, Ariz., and was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lottie, his wife, June, sisters Aldena and Jean, brothers Elmer Jr. and Roy, and grandson, Zacchary.

Ed is survived by son, Larry Henderson, and his wife, Signe, of Carlsbad, N.M.; a daughter, Marcia Laspada and her husband, Frank, of Prescott, Ariz.; four grandchildren; six grea-grandchildren; sisters Myrtlejeanette Jacobs of Elletsville, and Janet Sue Adams of Bedford, and a brother, Jack, of San Pablo, Calif.

Ed loved people, dancing, his family and serving others. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mesa, 15 E. First Ave., and a life member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, El Zaribah Shrine and 32nd degree Scottish Rite.

Services will be Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at the church. Donations may go to Shrine Crippled Children’s Hospitals or First United Methodist Church of Mesa, Ariz.

Darrell Robinson

June 2, 1969 — Dec. 9, 2009

Darrell Gene Robinson, 40, of Springville, died Wednesday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Tonya Wessell; one son, Tanner Wessell of Springville, and one daughter, Lakin Wessell of Bloomington; one brother, Wade Robinson; two sisters, Tammy Stallard and Melissa Knoy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bride of Christ Church in Bedford. Burial will be at the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at the church.

Nathan Butler Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Fisher

May 31, 1941 — Dec. 4, 2009

Brenda Ragsdale Fisher, 68, Ruskin, Fla., died Dec. 4 at Tampa General Hospital in Florida.

She was born May 31, 1941 in Bedford to Mansil and Wilma Ragsdale. She married Roy Fisher on Feb. 14, 1992.

She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Joyce Williams, and one brother, Gibby Dean Ragsdale.

Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Wilma and Howard Fields of Mitchell; two sisters, Charleen Vestal of Orleans and Connie Myers of Owensburg; five stepbrothers; two stepsisters; two daughters, Jill Jenkins Kreiger and her husband, Greg, of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Jonetta Jenkins Emmons and her husband, Scott, of Bedford; one son, Jeff Jenkins and his wife, Kim, of Delphi; one stepson; one stepdaughter; six grandchildren, Brandi Clark, Eric Lyons, Ryan Emmons, and Amanda, Angel and Krista Jenkins; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was a College Regent in the Moose Lodge, Chapter 183, of Greencastle.

Before retiring to Florida, she was employed at Cook Urological in Spencer from 1987 to 2000.

Dec. 09, 2009

Helen Kinser

May 3, 1925 — Dec. 8, 2009

Helen A. Kinser, 84, Bedford, died Tuesday at 12:12 p.m. at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 3, 1925 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dell and Mandy (Meadows) Covey. She married Roy Kinser on Nov. 3, 1941 in Monroe County, Ind., and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1996.

She was retired from RCA, where she had worked as a line worker.

She attended Needmore Schools and First Church of God in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Michael Ray Kinser of Bedford; one brother, Robert A. Covey of Bedford; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Marilyn Rose Kinser; a son, Marvin Leon Kinser; one granddaughter; two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Marvin ‘Dale’ Jones

March 22, 1928—Nov. 28, 2009

Marvin “Dale” Jones, 81, Fishers, Ind., formerly of French Lick, passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis.

Dale was born in Orange County, on March 22, 1928, to the late Perry Jones and the late Iva (Reynolds) Jones. He married Joan Land on March 19, 1954, and she survives.

Jones was retired from Chrysler Corp. in Indianapolis and was a member of Castleton Christian Church. He had attended Cuzco High School. He was also a member of American Legion and the UAW. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Joan (Land) Jones of Fishers; three daughters, Marva Jean Beebe of Middleburg, Fla., and her husband Mike of Palm Coast, Fla., Laurie Ann Dunn Smiley and her husband Kurt of Sasebo, Japan, and Sheri Kay Cox and her husband Gary of Bedford; one son, Rick D. Jones of Pendleton; three sisters, Marie Wesner of French Lick, Sara Lou Smith of Jackson, Ala., and Lois Emmons of Hillham; three brothers, Ernest Jones of Carmel, Ezra Jones of Indianapolis, and Oscar Jones of Dubois, and 10 grandchildren, Adam, Ethan and Matthew Dunn, Mallory, Madison and Mark Beebe, and Perry, Carrington, Marianne and Harrison Cox.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Vernon and Clyde Jones.

Arrangements are being handled by T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 S. Bears Bend Road, French Lick, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday. A second visitation will be held at Red Quarry Christian Church on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Darrel Land officiating. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, French Lick, with military graveside rites by the French Lick American Legion Post No. 76.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Red Quarry Christian Church or Castleton Christian Church c/o T.L. Pinnick Mortuary.

Online condolences may be made at www.tlpinnickmortuary.

Herman Phillips

Oct. 1, 1943 — Dec. 5, 2009

Herman Junior Phillips, 66, Oolitic, died at 6:44 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born to Elisha and Angie (New) Phillips in Wayne County, Ky., on Oct. 1, 1943.

Survivors include two brothers, Clyde Phillips of Bloomington and Robert Phillips of Whitley County, Ky.; three sisters, Mary Kidd of Bedford, Dorothy Phillips of Oolitic and Carolyn Allen of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Thomas, Cecil and Ernie Phillips; one brother, and one sister in infancy.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Joseph Hamilton

June 1, 1938-Nov. 29, 2009

Joseph Thomas “Joe” Hamilton, 71, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at his residence in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Sunday, Nov. 29.

He was a retired oil rigger who did volunteer work in the Edmonton area.

Born at home in Mitchell, he was the son of the late Dr. James Robert and Nellie Rose Stone Hamilton, M.D. He is survived by three sons, Ralph Conrad Hamilton and Joseph Thomas Hamilton, Jr. of Edmonton, and Robert Andrew Hamilton of Wells, British Columbia, Canada. Other survivors include his sister Phoebe Lou Hamilton of Mitchell and his niece Holly Hamilton-Mixdorf of Zionsville, Indiana. He is also survived by his grand-niece Sarah Yekinni of Indianapolis and grand-nephews Kegan Mixdorf and Flynn Mixdorf of Zionsville.

He was preceded in death by his two older brothers, Joshua Stone Hamilton and James Robert Hamilton II, and one nephew James Robert Hamilton, III.

He was a graduate of Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill., and Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A U.S. Army veteran, he was proud of his American birth and maintained his U.S. citizenship even though he had spent the majority of his life in Canada. He was also proud of his Mitchell roots, where he maintained his membership in the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge.

Joe’s family will have a memorial service for him in Mitchell in the spring followed by the interment of his ashes in the Hamilton family plot in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Lydia Bruner

Dec. 5, 1921 — Dec. 8, 2009

Lydia Bruner, 88, Paoli, died Tuesday at Mitchell Manor.

She was a retired Orange County Hospital cafeteria employee.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Ray Bruner of Orleans and Randal Joe Bruner of Paoli; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary with burial to follow at Paoli Community Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the mortuary.

Roscoe L. Jean

Roscoe L. Jean, 87, Mitchell, died Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

William M. Riley

William M. Riley, 72, formerly of Mitchell, died today at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 08, 2009

Larry Sallee

Oct. 23, 1947 — Dec. 6, 2009

Larry Steven Sallee, 62, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday peacefully with his family by his side.

He was born Oct. 23, 1947 in Bedford, Indiana, to James and Magdaline Sallee. He married Linda L. Ross of Orleans on Nov. 10, 1967 and she survives.

He has three sons and one daughter, William “Chuck” Sallee and his wife Stacey of Bedford; Stephanie Knight and husband Charles of Mitchell; Steven Sallee and his wife Earlene of Orleans and Joseph “Joe” Sallee of Mitchell. He has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.

He has one sister Sally Begarly and husband Ron of Bloomington; one brother, William “Bill” Sallee and wife Lynn of Orleans. He has several nieces and nephews.

He was a graduate of the Mitchell High School class of 1965.

He served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250. He was a volunteer firefighter for both Marion Township and Orange County Rural District No. 2. He was a lifelong member of the Mitchell Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents, one baby sister, and several aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be Chuck Sallee, Steve Sallee, Joe Sallee, Brian Knight, Kevin Wilcoxen, Bill Sallee, Ron Begarly, Raymond Hughett Sr., John Sons and Everett Ferrel. Charles Knight will be an honorary pallbearer.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Family and friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Carolyn Elliott

June 5, 1926 — Dec. 6, 2009

Carolyn Lucille Elliott, 83, Mitchell, died Sunday at 8:20 a.m. at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

She was born June 5, 1926 in Washington County to Loren and Lottie (Strum) Hauger. She married Oren G. Elliott on April 6, 1947.

She was the former owner and operator of Greg’s Fish House in Mitchell for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie “Buck” Elliott (Mary Pat) of Mitchell, and Greg Elliott (Keyla) of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Chieta Rightley (Dale) of Ellettsville; one brother, Bill Hauger of Mitchell; four sisters, Doris Scott of North Carolina; Erma Standiford of Sellersburg, Wilma Maynard of California and Barbara Gilbert of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. No public visitation is scheduled.

Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the activities department at Mitchell Manor, 24 Teke Burton Dr., Mitchell, IN 47446.

Lois Knight

Nov. 28, 1928 — Dec. 6, 2009

Lois M. Knight 81, Indianapolis, passed away Sunday.

She was born Nov. 28, 1928 in Lawrence County, Ind., to the late William and Elsie Rainey Inman. She married Walter W. Knight on Aug. 1, 1947, in Indianapolis and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1997.

Lois was a dietician and retired from the Central Indiana Council on Aging in 1992. She was a beloved member of Southside Church of the Nazarene for over 40 years.

Survivors include her son James (Donna) Knight of Keithville, La.; daughters Mary Jane (Bill Plummer) Groves of Indianapolis, and Linda Sue (Tad) Thompson of Indianapolis; daughter-in-law Linda J. Knight of Franklin; six grandchildren Shane and Dawn Knight, Chad and Eric Groves, Matthew McKinney and Alison Wilkins; five great-grandchildren; sisters Dorothy Holt of Washington, Ind., Mary (Bob) Lecroy of Greenwood, Neva (Glen) Myrtle of Overland Park, Kan., Fern (John) Doty of Bowling Green, Ky., Jane (Tom) Caveny of Indianapolis, and Lovetta (Shell) Kelsay of Franklin; and brothers Glenn (Linda) Inman of Bedford, David Inman of Los Angeles, Calif., and Dennis Inman of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her son George Steven Knight.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center with visitation from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., today at the mortuary.

Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Clinton Pifer

May 19, 1920 — Dec. 6, 2009

Clinton Melvin “Daddy Kent” Pifer, 89, Arkadelphia, Ark., died Sunday.

He was retired from General Motors in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Shelia Woodson of Arkadelphia; two step-daughters, Linda Dixon of Arkadelphia and Cindy Sanford of Texarkana, Ark.; one sister, Marie Dillard of California, and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Neighbors Cemetery at Midway.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the van fund at the Third Street Baptist Church.

Nioma Hunt

Oct. 29, 1953 — Dec. 7, 2009

Nioma R. Hunt, 56, Shoals, died Monday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

She had worked at Hunts Cafe and the French Lick Sheraton Hotel.

Survivors include one son, Jamie Hunt of Shoals; one daughter, Tangie Hunt of Shoals; three brothers, Stanley Salmon of Loogootee, Dallas Salmon of Bloomington and Jeff Salmon of Shoals; three sisters, Cindy Doggett and Beck Ramsey, both of Shoals, and Beverly Sellers of Bedford.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, with burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Herman Phillips

Herman Phillips, 66, of Oolitic, died at 6:44 p.m. on Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dec. 07, 2009

Errol Bugh

Jan. 13, 1940 — Dec. 4, 2009

Errol Wayne Bugh, formerly from Bedford and currently residing in Sharpsburg, Ga., passed away peacefully at Floyd Memorial Hospital, in New Albany, on Friday, Dec. 4. He and his wife, Evelyn Bugh, had been in the area visiting relatives. He was 69 and was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.

Along with his wife, Errol is survived by three brothers; Rick Bugh (Bonnie), living in Concord GA, Charles T. (Sandy), from Mitchell, and Ron (Nancy), currently residing in Bedford. He also leaves two sons and two daughters; Stephen, living in Phoenixville, Pa., and Michael (Sonny), in Woodlawn, VA. Kathy Otte (Alan) currently residing in Crandall, Ind., and Kim Neace (Charlie) living in Murphysboro, Ill. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Bugh and Grace Henderson Bugh, both from Bedford.

Errol was a long-time resident of the Bedford area, and was very active in the local community. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1958. He served as president of the Bedford Chapter of the Jaycees, and was also honored as a JCI Senator in 1976 for his years of service to the community.

There will be a viewing at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford from noon to 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at Day and Carter on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Cemetery.

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

Norma J. Robertson

Oct. 30, 1939 — Dec. 4, 2009

Norma J. Robertson, 70, Mitchell, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving include her children, Rick Chastain, Patricksburg, James Chastain, Bedford, and Everett Chastain, Debra Pavey, Peter Chastain, and Oliver Chastain, all of Mitchell; her mother, Velma Robertson, Nineveh; siblings, Arlene Pettigrew, Danville, Leroy Robertson, Linda Staples, Beech Grove, Sherri Everett, Franklin, and Steven Robertson, Nineveh; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Ronald E. Brewer

June 15, 1935 – Dec. 7, 2009

Ronald E. Brewer, 74, of 264 Red Hill Addition, Springville, died at 12:35 a.m. today at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born June 15, 1935, in Oolitic, he was the son of Ernest and Ida Belle (Attebury) Brewer. He married Mary Godsey on July 22, 1962, and she survives. He retired as a salesman for TLC after 25 years. He enjoyed golfing, puzzles, fishing and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Springville; three daughters, Trena Burke and husband, Darrell of Bedford, Renae Flynn and husband, Lowell Ray of Springville, Lorri Brewer of Springville who was also his caregiver; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Debra Brewer; a son, Ronald (Butch) Brewer; three brothers, Ed Jaggers, Junior Brewer and Donnie Brewer; three sisters, Hartzel Fender, Dorothy Fletcher and one in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kevin Giggy officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider contributions be made to the Brewer family. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ronald at www.daycarter.com.

Carolyn Elliott

June 5, 1926 — Dec. 6, 2009

Carolyn Lucille Elliott, 83, Mitchell, died Sunday at 8:20 a.m. at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

She was born June 5, 1926 in Washington County to Loren and Lottie (Strum) Hauger. She married Oren G. Elliott on April 6, 1947.

She was the former owner and operator of Greg’s Fish House in Mitchell for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Ronnie “Buck” Elliott (Mary Pat) of Mitchell, and Greg Elliott (Kayla) of Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Cheita Rightley (Dale) of Ellettsville; one brother, Bill Hauger of Mitchell; four sisters, Doris Scott of North Carolina; Erma Standiford of Sellersburg, Wilma Maynard of California and Barbara Gilbert of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and one sister.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. No public visitation is scheduled.

Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the activities department at Mitchell Manor, 24 Teke Burton Drive, Mitchell, IN 47446.

Larry Sallee

Larry Sallee, 62, Mitchell, passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Herman Phillips

Herman Phillips, 66, of Oolitic, died at 6:44 p.m. on Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Dec. 06, 2009

Shirley Warren ‘Lucky’ Flora

JAN. 30, 1936 — DEC. 4, 2009

Shirley Warren “Lucky” Flora, age 73, of French Lick, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Friday, December 4, 2009, at his residence.

Lucky was born on January 30, 1936, in Mitchell, Indiana to the late Shirley Eugene Flora and the late Grace (Reynolds) Flora. He married Shirley Strickland on July 27, 1957, and she survives.

Lucky was a retired Flight Engineer from the United States Air Force where he had served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He had also been employed at Crane, had worked at Hancock Trucking in Mitchell and had also spent time at Spring Mill State Park where he ground the corn at the mill. He was a member of First Christian Church in Mitchell, the French Lick American Legion Post #76 and a lifetime member of the VFW in Mitchell. He had previously been a Boy Scout Troop Leader and had volunteered for the VA. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and stained glass window making. His greatest past time was going to auctions.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Strickland) Flora; one son, George E. Flora and wife Sheila of Mitchell; two daughters, Jeanette Taylor and husband Jack of Orangeville, Ind., and Beverly Mundy of Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters, Genevieve Dalton of Orleans and Henrietta Slaten of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Chantel Cooper, Jody Lashlee, April McCoskey, Chad Taylor and Loren Mundy; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Norma Henderson, and a brother, Frank Flora.

Arrangements are being handled by T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, Ind., where the family will receive friends from 3-8 p.m. Monday, December 7, 2009, and from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Funeral service will be at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2009, with James O’Connell officiating. Interment will be at Patoka Memorial Cemetery in French Lick, Ind.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1500 South Meridian Street, Jasper, Indiana 47546.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Errol Wayne Bugh

JAN. 13, 1940 — DEC. 4, 2009

Errol Wayne Bugh, 69, of Sharpsburg, Ga., formerly of Bedford, died Friday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bugh; three brothers, Rick Bugh of Concord, Ga., Charles T. of Mitchell, and Ron of Bedford; two sons, Stephen of Phoenixville, Pa., and Michael of Woodlawn, Va.; and two daughters, Kathy Otte of Crandall, and Kim Neace of Murphysboro, Ill.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day and Carter in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Cemetery.

Friends may call noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Norma J. Robertson

Norma J. Robertson, 70, of Mitchell, died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 05, 2009

Thomas E. Asbury

April 24, 1954 — Dec. 3, 2009

Thomas E. Asbury, 55, Mitchell, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Kindred Indianapolis South Hospital in Greenwood.

He had been employed at Shelby Trucking and was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are a sister, Patricia Sue Baker, Mitchell; a brother, David Keith Asbury, Mitchell; a niece; a great-nephew; and a great-niece.

Celebration of Life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at 550 Stevens Lane.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the family. Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Dec. 04, 2009

Kelly J. Algozino

May 5, 1983 — Dec. 2, 2009

Kelly Jo Algozino, 26, 177 Swifty Lane, Bedford, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in Mitchell.

Born May 5, 1983, in Waupaca, Wis., she was the daughter of Michael and Connie (Mundy) Lantz.

She was a student at Oakland City University.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a member of Holy Ridge Church.

Survivors include her parents, Michael and Connie Lantz of Bedford; a half sister, Sally Strunk and husband Charles of Heltonville; two aunts, Penny Stidham of Mitchell and Kathy Daubert of Florida; two uncles, Danny Mundy, and Fred Hopper and wife Rhonetta, all of Mitchell; two nieces; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Willard E. Reynolds

Dec. 11, 1939 — Dec. 2, 2009

Willard E. Reynolds, 69, Mitchell, passed away at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Orange County, the son of Roy and Mary (York) Reynolds. He married Judith Ann Taylor on Aug. 22, 1958.

He retired from Architectural Stone Sales and was an electrician and mechanic.

Willard was a member of the House of Prayer in Ellettsville and the Unchained Gang Motorcycle Ministry.

Surviving are his wife, Judith A. Reynolds of Mitchell; children, Perry (Teresa) Reynolds of Mitchell, Patricia (John) Wells of Bloomington, Penny (Tony) Davis of Shoals and Philip (Jeanna) Reynolds of Fort Branch; sisters, Elizabeth (Lowell) Pridemore of Mitchell and Betty (Charles) Paul of Bethpage, Tenn.; brother, James Reynolds; grandchildren, Candi Livingston, Ben Reynolds, Kim Reynolds, Casey Davis, Meagan Reynolds, Caleb Davis, Chelsea Reynolds and Brayden Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Kyanna Livingston, Draven Livingston, and Jaxon Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents and brothers, Robert Crum, David Land and Mark Reynolds, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Larry Mitchell, Pastor Tony Stangas and the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Philip Reynolds, Ben Reynolds, Casey Davis, Caleb Davis, Richard Grace, Naaman Taylor, Tony Davis and John Wells.

Memorial gifts: House of Prayer, 4100 Hartstrait Road, Bloomington, IN 47404.

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

Joan Langlie

Feb. 22, 1937 — Dec. 2, 2009

Joan Langlie, 72, Brownstown, died at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

She was a registered nurse and had worked at Gary Methodist Hospital, Dunn Memorial Hospital and Hospitality House, both in Bedford.

Survivors include four daughters, Mary Louise Langlie, Carolyn Lesnik, Jessica Joyce Langlie and Lynne Ann Crohn; one brother, Donald Woodside, Prescott, Ariz.; one sister, Betty DeTeodora, Silver Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown with James Moore officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Brownstown.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Thomas E. Asbury

Thomas E. Asbury, 55, Mitchell, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Kindred Indianapolis South, in Greenwood. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and will be announced as they are available.

Dec. 03, 2009

Doris L. Percifield

Sept. 5, 1918 — Dec. 1, 2009

Doris L. Percifield, 91, Columbus, a native of Mitchell, died at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Born Sept. 5, 1918, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Arvil and Esther (Bareford) Dalton. She married Ralph C. Percifield on March 21, 1953, in Columbus, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1981.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1935 at the age of 16 and had been a professional secretary all of her life, being the first professional secretary in Columbus. She retired in 1988 after 51 years of service, working in the Mitchell and Columbus areas for PSI, currently Duke Energy, as an executive secretary.

She was formerly a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell, where she was in charge of the primary department. She was currently a member of the East Columbus Christian Church. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women’s organization, National Secretary’s Association and Tri Kappa.

She enjoyed knitting, playing cards and traveling and had obtained her pilot’s license. During World War II, she tried to join the U.S. Air Force.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Clouse of Columbus; nieces and nephews, Nancy (Steve) Mix of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Amy (Kurt) Knochel of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Eric (Ginny) Clouse of Greenwood; great-nieces and nephews, Rebecca Brent and Leslie Clouse of Greenwood, Connor Mix of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., and Matthew and Benjamin Knochel of Cincinnati.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus with Ron Bridgewater officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana or the East Columbus Christian Church.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.

Willard E. Reynolds

Willard E. Reynolds, 69, Mitchell, died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dec. 02, 2009

Carolyn S. Blevins

Sept. 27, 1940 — Nov. 30, 2009

Carolyn Sue Blevins, 69, Bedford, passed away on Monday at her residence.

Born Sept. 27, 1940, in Dubois County, she was the daughter of William and Pauline (Cooper) Goller. She married John William Blevins Jr. on Sept. 4, 1961, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker. She was a 1958 graduate of Springs Valley High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Doug Blevins and wife Elizabeth of Bloomington; one daughter, Becky Blackburn and husband Jody of Mitchell; one brother, Frederick Goller and wife Janice of Orleans; one sister, Patsy Allen and husband Robert of West Baden Springs; and five grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler Blackburn and Dezmond, Darian, and Peyton Blevins.

Her parents; husband; and one sister, Alice May Goller, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick with Pastor Greg McBride officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or to Southern Care Hospice of Bloomington.

The Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosemary O. Patton

Rosemary O. Patton, Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:05 a.m. Thursday at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Fla.

Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Homer Garfield and Clois Edna (Burton) Hawk. She married David Lee Patton April 17, 1954, and he preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1991.

She had been employed at NAD Crane, RCA, Regal-Beloit, and Essex.

Rosemary was a member of the First Church of God, Phi Beta Psi sorority, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary.

Surviving are daughters, Lana Smith and husband, Robert L. of Mitchell, Kathy Thralls of Indianapolis, and Barbara Key and husband, Terry L. of Bloomington; her companion, William “Bill” Reynolds, Palm Coast, Fla.; a sister, Barbara Anne Pridemore, Greenwood; her grandchildren (to whom she was known as “GiGi”), Daron Smith and wife, Emily, D’Andra Fleenor and husband, Sean, Brandon Key and wife, Melissa, and Tyson Key and wife, Traci; stepgrandchildren, Brennon and Jenna; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Robbins and husband, Kyle, Eric Fleenor; (twins) Ella and Jackson Smith, David and Austin Key; great-great-granddaughter, Kylee Robbins.

Her parents; husband; brother, Homer Leon “Junior” Hawk; and sister, Betty Hawk, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers: Brandon Key, Tyson Key, Daron Smith, Freddie Lynch, Jimmy Lynch, Larry Hawk, and Kyle Robbins.

Memorial Gifts: Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House, 150 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast, FL 32164, or the American Cancer Society.

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

Charles Gardner

Dec. 15, 1945 — Nov. 28, 2009

Charles Gardner, 64, Salem, died Saturday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

Survivors include three sisters, Goldie Chambers, Chase Riffle; Blanche Woodard, Bedford; and Linda Walker, Borden.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Dec. 01, 2009

Robert E. Gehring

July 21, 1923 — Nov. 30, 2009

Robert E. Gehring, 86, of 2410 29th Street, Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. on Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1923, in Williams, he was the son of Willie O. and Mable (Mitchell) Gehring. He married Emma Cummings on June 3, 1948 and she survives.

He was the self-employed owner of Gehring Music. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford, the Elks Lodge and the V.F.W.

Survivors include his wife, Emma, of Bedford; a daughter, Donna Gehring Blackburn and husband, Larry of Bedford; his dog and best friend, Tina Marie; sister-in-law, Louise Klumpp of Vincennes; brother-in-law, John Hill of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Mary and Dana Beavers of Medora, Doug Klumpp and wife Lorie of Vincennes and Jim Hill of Leesville; grandchildren, Lorie Mollet and husband, Scott, Darin Blackburn, Jamie Blackburn and wife, Sue, and Alison Easton and husband, Matt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth Hill.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jack Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com.

Victor D. Fish

July 29, 1952 — Nov. 26, 2009

Victor D. Fish, 57, Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. Thursday at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, following a lengthy illness.

Vic was born in Bedford, July 29, 1952, the youngest of three sons of Pete and Freida Fish, and they survive. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1972, and was employed at GM Central Foundry/Powertrain in Bedford for 28 years. He received a disability retirement in 2004, at which time he and his wife moved to Texas.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda of Harlingen; his daughter, Heather Dawn Fish Turner of Houston; his son, Bradley D. Fish and wife Heather of Brownsville, Texas; stepsons, Robert T. Davis of Bedford, and Glenn Joseph Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; two older brothers, Roger Fish and wife Lorena of Superior, Colo., and Rex Fish and wife Melinda of Bedford; grandchildren, Alexander Riley Turner and Abigail Rose Turner of Houston, Texas, Brandon Tyler Ross of Aurora, and Brianna Destiny Fish of Brownsville, Texas; stepgrandchildren, Trevor and Tyler Davis of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ethan, Damien, and Nehemiah Davis, all of Bedford; nephews, Dr. Robert I. Fish of Denver, Colo., Joe Fish and wife Hannah of Bloomington, and Andrew Fish of Superior, Colo.; and three nieces, Allison Fish Walsh and husband Brian, and their three children, Reid Patrick, Lyla Rose and Ava Elizabeth, Kathryn Jeanette Fish and Chris Jones, and their son, Christian Wesley, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Fish Parrott and husband Brian, and their daughter, Cora Violet.

A memorial service will be at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to Glenda Fish, 2101 Treasure Hills Boulevard, Apt. 324, Harlingen, TX 78550, or to Brad Fish and Heather Turner, 2302 Grammercy St., Houston, TX 77030.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Shirley A. Phillips

Sept. 16, 1955 — Nov. 29, 2009

Shirley A. Phillips, 54, Odon, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Bell Trace Health & Living in Bloomington.

She was born Sept. 16, 1955, in Greene County, the daughter of Raymond and Mae (Trueblood) Arford.

She was a 1973 graduate of Odon High School and a 1977 graduate of Purdue University. She was a comtroller for 26 years for Mid-American Extrusion.

She was a member of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Mae Arford of Odon; a brother, Carl Arford of Odon; and two sisters, Sharon Boruff and husband Tom of Odon, and Sheila Scherschel and husband Gary of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Arford.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home Odon Chapel with the Rev. Jim Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

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

Louella M. Miller

Oct. 26, 1936 — Nov. 30, 2009

Louella M. (Harris) Miller, 73, of Springville, died Monday at her residence.

She was retired from RCA in Indianapolis.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Miller; one son, John A. Miller, Mooresville; two daughters, Rhonda George, North Salem and Vinessa Miller, Springville; and one sister, Deloris Thomasson, Owensburg.

Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at Dishman Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home.

Rosemary O. Patton

Rosemary O. Patton, Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, died at 6:05 a.m. Thursday at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

 

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