Obituaries

Obituaries – July 2015

July 04, 2015

William R. Fugate

Feb. 14, 1927 — July 2, 2015

William Robert “Bob” “Papaw” Fugate, 88, of Orleans, passed away at his residence on Thursday.

He was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Pennington Gap, Va., the son of William R. and Nancy Ellen (Carter) Fugate. He married Beulah Rasnic on April 6, 1949, and she survives.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works after many years of employment. He also worked for Robinson Auction Services until 1989 when he retired.

He was veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.

He attended Liberty Christian Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years; one son, William R. “Bill” Fugate (Cheri) of Orleans; two grandchildren, Wayne Fugate (Angie) of Paoli and Alex Fugate of Orleans; and great-grandchildren, Lexi and Allie Fugate of Paoli.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Phoebe Litton and Jane Choate.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Larry Alvey officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Cemetery in Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Loren D. Kelley

March 7, 1935 — July 1, 2015

Loren D Kelley, 80, Orlando Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital South in Orlando. No services are planned at this time.

Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller, 89, Bedford, died at 11:25 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kenneth Porter

Kenneth Porter, 78, Bedford, died at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Carolyn Price

Carolyn Prince, 70, Bedford, died at 11:41 a.m. on Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

July 03, 2015

Lucille M. Davis

Aug. 13, 1919 — July 2, 2015

Lucille Mae (McAlhaney) Davis, 95, of Avoca, died at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center in Monroe County.

Born Aug. 13, 1919, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Eddie Glen and Jennie Odell (Hamlin) McAlhaney. She married Robert W. Davis on Oct. 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2013.

She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA.

She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church where she served as a custodian for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Goddard and husband Richard of Bloomington; two sons, Bob Davis and wife Ann of Bloomington and Kent Davis and wife Melinda of Oolitic; grandchildren, Christopher Goddard and wife Jody, Heather Goddard, Jessi Schatzle and husband Joshua, Nathan Davis and wife Jennifer, Matthew and Mark Davis; great grandchildren, Justin, Brandon and Levi Goddard, Davis and Josephine Schatzle, Hudson and Helene Davis; sister-in-law, Delores McAlhaney; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Ralph and Darrel McAlhaney.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joshua Schatzle officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Avoca Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Linda Corbin

May 2, 1943 — July 2, 2015

Linda Corbin, 72, of Bedford, went home to be with our Lord at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 2, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Pruett) Craig. She married Ronald Dean Corbin on Oct. 7, 1961, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and had worked at General Motors.

She was a devoted member of Crossroads Community Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was the decorator for all events and head seamstress for all drama programs.

Survivors include her husband, Dean, of Bedford; two daughters, Dena Judah and husband Parker of Bedford and Nikki Bex and husband, Scotty of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ana Judah Brown and husband Matt, Lance Judah and fiancé Christie, Jonathon Bex and wife Sabrina and Lauren Bex Norman and husband Nate; five “great-grand Sugars,” Aktyn, Westyn, Braeleigh, Raine and Cap; three brothers, Jim, Gary and Larry Craig, all of Bedford; and a sister, Martha Hollars of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Wayne Ward and Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Janeen Conaway

July 28, 1957 — June 28, 2015

Janeen Grace (Stevens) Conaway, 57, Westfield, a native of Bedford, died Sunday at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St., Sheridan, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow in Little Eagle Creek Cemetery.

Contributions: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

July 02, 2015

Robert L. Fortner

Jan. 18, 1935 — June 30, 2015

Robert L. “Bob” Fortner, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday surrounded by his family and special caregivers at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Jan. 18, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Blanche (Brown) Fortner. He married Phyllis Lavon Fry on Sept. 3, 1960, and she survives.

He was a retired farm drainage contractor and a member of the Dive Christian Church and the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army proudly serving in Germany.

Survivors include his wife, Lavon, of Bedford; two sons, Brad Fortner and wife Karla and Mark Fortner, all of Bedford; four grandchildren, Rachel, Shelby, Samuel and Silas; one great-grandchild, Noah; and two brothers, Larry Fortner and wife Jill of Bedford and Jerry Fortner and wife Jan of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John Jr., Jim, Ron and Denny; and one sister, Marilyn Blackburn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Cecil Martin Post No.250 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Linda Corbin

May 2, 1943 — July 2, 2015

Linda Corbin, 72, Bedford, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

July 01, 2015

Nellie Manuel

Feb. 6, 1931 — June 29, 2015

Nellie B. Manuel, 84, of Bedford and formerly of Metamora, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1931, in Lenoir City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Allegro (Lowery) Slover. On June 4, 1948, she became the wife of John W. Manuel, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle in Metamora.

She enjoyed cooking for her family and was an excellent cook famous for her chicken & dumplings.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonie (Ed) Kedzierski of Bedford and Ida (Robert) Higgs of Lawrenceport; seven grandchildren, John Solmes and Wendy, Sarah Kedzierski-Hudson and Dennis, Kenny Tincher and Katie, Wesley Tincher and Tracy, Daniel Tincher and Crystal, Bobby Higgs and Amber, Anthony Keener and Beth; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Charlotte, Frances and Pauletta, of Tennesee, and Rease and Nancy of Mitchell; as well as a brother, Gene.

Besides her parents and husband, John; she was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

Family and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle, State Road 229, Metamora.

Pastor Troy Slagle of the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle and Brother John Frost will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle.

Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Nellie Manuel.

To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences, visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.

Robert Fortner

Robert Fortner, 80, Bedford, died at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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