Obituaries — December 2022

Dec. 05, 2022

David “Casey” Alan Hall

July 08, 1960 — Dec. 02, 2022

David “Casey” Alan Hall, 62, of Mitchell, passed away at 12:05 PM on December 2, 2022 at Floyd Baptist Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1960 in Paoli, Indiana, the son of Troy M. and Ethel Mae (Cox) Hall.

He married Debra (Chaplin) Hall on July 6, 1985 and she survives.

He was enlisted with the Indiana National Guard for sixteen years. He was a proud founder of Disabled Veteran Wish Foundation. He worked at Foamcraft in Mitchell and Kimball’s Electronics in Paoli as a truck driver. He was a member of the VFW. Casey enjoyed enjoyed playing cards at the VFW and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of Mitchell; one son, Kyle (Cori) Hall of Indianapolis; two sisters, Donita Skeen of Orleans and Diana Hanson of Bloomington and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Duane and Darrell Hall.

The memorial service will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating.

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Dec. 03, 2022

Carolyn Jean (Taylor) Sproles

March 15, 1942 — Dec. 02, 2022

Carolyn Jean (Taylor) Sproles, age 80, Bedford IN, went to be with the Lord on Dec 2, 2022. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her home.

She was born March 15, 1942, in French Lick, Indiana to Lee Roy and Lorena Mae (Nelson) Taylor, who both preceded her in death. She married James H. Sproles on Sept 2, 1961 after a short 4-month courtship. They celebrated 58 wonderful years together. Jim preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2019.

Survivors include her son James Scott Sproles and wife Denise (King) of Oolitic. Two granddaughters Sydney Mae Reynolds (Alex) and Daphney Ann Sproles both of Oolitic, who were her pride and joy. A sister Mirmimam Lee Hardin of French Lick. Sister-in-Laws Judy Hamilton of Oolitic, Deanna (Jerry) Pemberton of Mitchell, and Debbie Kinder of Shoals. Also brother-in-law Donnie (Belinda) Boling of New Castle, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a grandson Jared Scott Sproles in 2003, and an infant sister Faye Marie Taylor in 1944. An Aunt Geraldine Nelson Poynter, who was raised in her home. Grandparents John H. and Etta Alice (Gilliatt) Taylor, Myron and Nannie Belle (Wininger) Nelson.

Carolyn worked at Ford Motor Company and retired in April 2004 after 21 years of service from newly purchased Visteon. She loved spending time with her family, attending local car shows, and traveling.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, Dec 6th at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Pastor Valarie Foughty-Killion officiating. Visitation is 11am – 2 pm. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Dec. 02, 2022

Kimberly Marie “Kim” Nickless

March 04, 1969 — Dec. 01, 2022

Kimberly Marie “Kim” Nickless, 53, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born on March 4, 1969, in Danville, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ronald and Betty (Guthrie) Artman. She married Bruce “Monty” Nickless on December 7, 1991, and he survives.

Kim was a CNA since 1987 and worked for Mitchell Manor and most recently Core Nursing and Rehab. She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, Class of 1988. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving to cherish Kim’s memory is her husband, Monty; three children, Samantha Nickless (Todd Bokern), Seth Nickless, and Cheyanne Nickless; Father, Ron Artman; three grandchildren, Daniel, Tyson, and Damien; one brother, Greg (Liz) Artman: one sister, Nicole Nicholas (Caleb Furman); father-in-law, Bruce Nickless; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Kim in death is her mother, Betty; and mother-in-law, Suzie Nickless.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will follow at the Cavetown Cemetery in Campbellsburg, Indiana.

Visitation will be from 10:00am to the service time on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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Samuel Joseph “Sammy” Hanners

Aug. 15, 1942 — Dec. 01, 2022

Samuel Joseph “Sammy” Hanners, 80, passed away at 6:45 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 15, 1942, in Leesville, IN, he was the son of James Leonard and Emma Edna (Brown) Hanners. He married Sharon Mitchell on June 17, 1966, and she survives.

Sam retired from General Motors where he worked as a welder. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, Ironworkers Union Local #22, the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, the Yorkrite, and the UAW Local #440. Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Williams, two sons, Sammy and his wife Tip of Paoli, Scott of Williams; four grandchildren, Dianda, Casey, Michael, Samson; five great-grandchildren, Joey, Drayson, C.J., Shannondoah, and a baby girl due in May; his twin sister, Sandra Lindsey; seven nephews that he was very close to: Bill, Mark, Michael, Kyle, Buzzy, Darren, and Tim, and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leonard, Lionel, and Jim Hanners; four sisters, Barbara Anderson, Delema Reed, Rebecca Guilkey, and Theresa Beedie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2022, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday, December 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

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