Obituaries

Obituaries — February 2019

February 23, 2019

Roscoe Godsey

Jan. 29, 1928 — Feb. 21, 2019

Rev. Roscoe E. Godsey, 91, of Springville, died at 12:20 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Garden Villa.

Born January 29, 1928, in Wayne Co., KY, he was the son of Gabe and Haley Jane (Phillips) Godsey. He married Opal Martin on October 30, 1948 in Monticello, KY and she survives. He was a minister for 68 years, having pastored churches in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and most recently at Grace Baptist Church in Springville. He was a member of the Burgoon Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Opal, of Springville; two sons, Don Godsey and wife, Brenda, of Bedford and Rick Godsey, of Springville; four daughters, Wanda Carter and husband, Doug, and Janice Robbins and husband, Richard, all of Bedford, Barbara Moore and husband, Tim, of Louisville, KY, and Alice Godsey Golden, of Springville; thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Joyce White; seven brothers, Floyd, Arnold, Ansil, Utah, Jessie, lle. and James Godsey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, February 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey and Jim Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, February 24th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Alice Buchanan

Alice G. Buchanan, 62, of Bedford, died Friday. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. March 2 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thome-George Family Funeral Homes.

Gerda Chastain

Gerda (Plagemann) Chastain, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery.

February 22, 2019

Steven Holt

Steven C. Holt, 59, of Shoals, died Wednesday. A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Shoals American Legion. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

February 21, 2019

Jean Mullis

Dec. 23, 1929 — Feb. 20, 2019

Jean Mullis, 93, of Bedford, died at 7:15 am on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Westview Manor.

Born December 23, 1925 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Rev. Ora and Ruth (Gore) Bolton. She married Wayne Mitchell and he preceded her in death. She later married Charles Mullis and he, too, preceded her in death. She worked as a front desk clerk at the unemployment office and was a member of the Methodist Church in Orleans. Jean helped many people by opening her home to anyone who needed help. She was very giving.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Mitchell, of Bedford; two step-daughters, Michelle, of Indianapolis and Debbie, of Bedford; a step-son, Alan Mullis, of Bedford; a grandson, Curtis Mitchell, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Chasity Jenkins and husband, Tim, of Bedford; five great- grandchildren, Eli, Carter, Cutler, Tyler and Elijah. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers, Kedrick, Duward and Jack; a sister, Margie Myers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, February 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Robert Flynn

Robert Dale “Bob” Flynn, 90, formerly of Springville, died Saturday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, in Kokomo. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

February 20, 2019

Robert Kindred

Feb. 12, 1929 — Feb. 17, 2019

Robert Moore Kindred, 90, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born February 12, 1929, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Bart and Gladys (Moore) Kindred.  He married Shirley Browning on August 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death in April 2017. Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a mechanic at Bear Alignment before going full time in the Indiana National Guard, where he retired after more than 20 years of service. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1947 and later earned an Associate’s Degree from Devry Institute. Robert was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene and the Good Sam’s Camping Club.  He enjoyed IU basketball, cars, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his son, Mark Kindred, of Bedford; daughter, Melinda (Brad) Scott, of Bedford; grandchildren, Aaron (Rachel) Kindred, of Seymour, Shelby (Chris) Easterday, of Bedford, and Sydney Henderson, of Bedford; great- grandchildren, Garrett, Jaylah, Oliver, Nel, Eli, and Treyton; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; son, Mike Kindred; brother, Richard Kindred; and two sisters, Georgia Kindred Lantz and Mina Kindred Seidle.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Thursday and from 10 A.M. until the service hour Friday at the funeral chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, in honor of Robert Moore Kindred. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Agatha Merry

May 09, 1927 — Feb. 16, 2019

Agatha G. (McPherson) Merry, 91, our beloved mother, passed away at 4:32 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born May 9, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida (Burton) McPherson. Claude Rayhill was the father of her children.  Agatha was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946.  Agatha was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens and loved to dance. She loved life and her family, and always had a smile.

Survivors include her children, Terry Rayhill of Mitchell, Jerry Rayhill of Mitchell, Claude (Jolene) Rayhill, Jr., of Mitchell, and Jennifer Carter, Elkton, Kentucky; grandchildren, Jarrett Rayhill, Stephanie Brashear, Davin Rayhill, Melanie Carter, and Alison Boruff; step grandchildren, Austin Caudell and Alison Kern; 10 great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Her parents; siblings, Emmett McPherson, Leland McPherson, Burton McPherson, Lorena Eversole, Rowana Thompson, Faye Chastain, and Kathryn Parks, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Hamer and Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

February 19, 2019

Robert Lemmons Jr.

Sept 12, 1957 — Feb. 13, 2019

Robert Lemmons Jr., 61, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in Bloomington, Indiana.

Born September 12, 1957 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Alma (Oliver) Lemmons. He married Connie Lemmons on March 4, 1998.  Robert was an electrician and retired truck driver. He attended Oolitic High School. Robert was a member of the Moose Lodge, a member of the Eagles and a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Lemmons; step-daughter, Melissa Hildum; four sisters , Mary Watson, Bobbie Lemmons, Gloria Mundy-Phelix, Hazel Johnson; nieces and nephews, Amy Mitchell, Robert Lemmons, Sr., Jerry Lee Johnson, Raymond “Ray” Johnson, Katie Chapman, Joe Thomas, David Thomas; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 11A.M. to 1P.M. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

David Hanners

Nov. 09, 1948 — Feb. 15, 2019

David L. Hanners passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born November 9, 1948 in Lawrence County to James Houston Hanners and Wilma (Johnson) Baxter.  He married Martha Kirkman on June 29, 1968 and she survives.
He worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 32 years, later retiring from Reynolds Incorporated. He was also an umpire for Murray Ball Park. David was a graduate of Needmore High School class of 1967 and also attended United Electronics in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of Tabernacle of Praise. He loved spending time with his family, grandkids and great-grandkids. He also loved his church and making the Easter eggs every year.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Hanners of Bedford; two daughters, Shelly (Robbie) Sons of Bedford; Tessa (fiance Jamie Page) Ikerd of Bedford; three grandchildren, Zach (Elizabeth) Sons of Acton, Indiana, Dylan (fiance Savana Fuller) Sons of Bedford, Tatom (Cody) Douglas of Bedford; two great-grandchildren Kinsley Ikerd, Colton Sons; mother, Wilma Baxter of Bedford; one brother, Steve (Brenda) Hanners of Bloomington; one half-brother, James “Bo” Hanners; two half-sisters, Jamie Hanners and Lori Hanners-Moore; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father; one grandson, Trey Ikerd; and one half-sister, Lynn Preece.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 P.M. at Tabernacle of Praise on Thursday, February 21, 2019 with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and from 1:00 until the service hour on Thursday, at Tabernacle of Praise.  Memorial contributions in memory of David Hanners may be made to Tabernacle of Praise Safety Team.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Frank Runyon

Frank “Butch” Runyon, 76, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Robert Kindred

Robert Moore Kindred, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel.

February 18, 2019

Donna McBride

Donna Joyce McBride, 82, of Mitchell, formerly of Paoli, died Saturday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Larry Bridges

Larry Gene Bridges, 79, of Bedford, died Saturday. No service is planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert Kindred

Robert M. Kindred, 90, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Agatha Merry

Agatha G. (McPherson) Merry, 91, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodville Baptist Church.

Frank Runyon

Frank “Butch” Runyon, 76, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Alice Buchanan

Alice G. Buchanan, 62, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

February 17, 2019

Mackenzie Hutton

July 16, 1993 — Feb. 12, 2019

Mackenzie Peabody Hutton of Indianapolis, Indiana left this world on February 12, 2019.

She was born July 16, 1993 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a 2011 graduate of Bloomington High School South. Mackenzie attended Indiana University Southeast. She was employed at Ruth’s Chris in Indianapolis. Mackenzie loved life, loved family, and cherished her friends for which she had many. She never met an animal she didn’t like, especially her labs growing up, Marbella and Hallie, and the next two, Pearl and Millie. She loved all things Indy, the Pacers, the Colts and Indy 500, and attended many of these events. She learned to surf in Southern California and became quite accomplished at it, always surprising the folks in Folly Beach, SC where she spent time with family as her second home. Mackenzie became an adopted Hoosier even though she was born in Minnesota. She would root for the Hoosiers over the Gophers and it was quite comical when she would go back to Minnesota and have fights with her cousins and family about Indiana over Minnesota. Mackenzie brought joy wherever she was and she has left us too soon. Our lives are forever changed.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mary and Robert Peabody and William and Barbara Hutton. She is survived by her parents, Brent & Terry Hutton. She is also survived by her boyfriend, TJ Ross; and her best friend in her life since she was a child, Allison Woollacott. She leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins and a very closeknit group of friends in Bloomington.

Viewing will be at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 1-5 p.m. Funeral services will be at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington, Indiana on Monday, February 18, 2019 with viewing available from 10-11 a.m. and services set to begin at 11 a.m. Jeremy Earle will officiate the service. There will be an open invitation celebration of Mackenzie’s life at The Golf Club at Eagle Pointe at the Eagles Nest venue beginning at 1 p.m. following the services on Monday (1-5 P.m.). In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mackenzie’s name may be given to the Monroe County Humane Association, 3410 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401 or White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421. Memories of Mackenzie and condolences to her family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net

Deborah Jackson

Deborah Carol Jackson, 64, of Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cornerstone Community Worship Center in Judah. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Allen Funeral Home and Crematory.

February 16, 2019

Virginia Sowders

July 08, 1929 — Feb. 14, 2019

Virginia (Elkins) Sowders, 89, of Bedford, passed away at her residence on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Born July 8, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana, she was the daughter of John and Nora E. (Taylor) Elkins. She married Thomas Sowders on November 23, 1946 and he preceded her in death November 2, 1999. She was a homemaker. Virginia was a member of Heltonville Christian Church. She loved her cockatiel, “Pretty Bird.”

Surviving her are son, Tom (Paula) Sowders of Mitchell; three daughters, Bonnie (Mike) Sanders of Murfreesboro, TN, Sandy (Joe) Miller of Bedford, Freida (Wally) Branham of Bedford; grandchildren, Matt Sowders, Jeremy Sowders, Tina Brazzell, Tommy Miller, Jason McGinness, Jennifer Rainey, Mike Branham, Jason Branham, Laura Dial, John Mason, Jody Mason; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Elkins, Jack Elkins, Roe Elkins; two sisters, Karen Merriman, Linda Cox. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cindy McArtor; granddaughter, Missy Mills; grandson, Wade Miller; brothers, Bill Elkins and Robert Elkins; three sisters, Becky Shoemaker, Liz Wilson and Henrietta Fields.

Funeral service will be on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thome-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will be at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Monday, February 18, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation In Memory of Thomas and Virginia L. Sowders. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Dale Nodine

Oct. 10, 1935 — Feb. 13, 2019

Dale Nodine, 83, of Mitchell, died at 11:15 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Mitchell Manor.

Born October 10, 1935 in Garrett, IN, he was the son of Charles R. and Hazel M. (Daniels) Nodine. He was an avid Elvis fan, played guitar and loved bingo. He was a veteran. He was the last of his family. The staff of Mitchell Manor and his guardianship volunteer, Carly Dixon, were his adoptive family. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Forrest and Frank; and a sister, Violet.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 19th in the atrium at Mitchell Manor. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Donald Cottengaim

Nov. 25, 1938 — Feb. 14, 2019

Donald Harold Cottengaim, 80, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 25, 1938, in Orangeville, he was the son of Jasper and Agnew (Bex) Cottengaim. He married Sandra Sue Barker March 21, 1970. Donald attended Mitchell Public Schools and worked at the Mitchell JayC Store before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He served in Vietnam and various places during his 36 year tour of duty. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Donald entertained as Santa Claus several years at Mitchell Manor.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Cottengaim of Mitchell; brothers, Menlo (Irene) Cotttengaim of Mitchell and Ermal Dean (Annette) Cottengaim of Mitchell; special niece, Jackie Cottengaim of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; brothers, Glen Cottengaim and David Cottengaim; and half-sister, Flossie Dyer, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Larry McPike

July 28, 1948 — Feb. 11, 2019

Larry “Pikey” McPike, 70, of Bedford, died at 10:49 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 28, 1948 in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth and Vera “Jayne” (Owen) McPike. He formerly worked at the Ford plant in Bedford. He attended Bedford High School. He loved basketball and I.U. was his favorite team.

Survivors include two daughters; four grandchildren; one brother, John McPike, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; and a brother, Danny McPike.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ward Brafford

Nov. 03, 1930 — Feb. 14, 2019

Ward L. Brafford, 88, of Bloomington, died at 9:41 am on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at his residence.

Born November 3, 1930 in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of William and Etta (Blake) Brafford. He married Freeda Bridges on June 17, 1950 and she survives. He was a teacher for thirty-two years in Miami, FL and in the North Lawrence School Systems. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Freeda, of Bloomington; a daughter, Peggy Lee Padron and husband, Javier, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a son, Micky L. Brafford and wife, Lisa, of Bloomington; grandchildren, Tracee Colwell and Ricky Lee, both of FL, Hunter Brafford and Sydnee Brafford, both of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Colwell, Trevor Colwell and Dakota Lee; a sister. Donna F. Terry, of TX. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Delmar Brafford; a sister, Mary Oliver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Cameron Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of The American Legion Gillen Post 33. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

David Hanners

David L. Hanners, 70, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are Pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

February 15, 2019

Helen Sovern

May 14, 1929 — Feb. 14, 2019

Helen Marie (Sherrill) Sovern, 89, of Brownstown, died at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her home. She had been ill for 2 weeks. She was a member of the Brownstown Methodist Church. She was retired from Ashland Oil. Helen’s greatest love was her family and her home. Helen was born on May 14, 1929 in Lawrence County, IN to the late Eithel Sherrill & Lorena Keithley Sherrill Gilstrap. On November 4, 1944 in Salina, KS she married Jesse Floyd Sovern and he preceded in her death on April 4, 1999.

Survivors include a son, Michael Lee Sovern of Smithville, TN; and a daughter, Tamara Jean Freeman of Brownstown; grandchildren, Brad Sovern, Elizabeth A. Sevakis, Jason Sovern, Christa Sovern, Michael Lee Sovern II, Angel Sovern, Hannah Sovern, Eric D. Freeman & Erin R. Buffington. Other survivors are a brother, Edward Gilstrap of Heltonville; sisters O’Weeta Flinn of Bloomington, Bonnie Sue Clifton of Needmore, Betty Jo Brown of Bedford, Nellie Allen of Okeechobee, FL, & Juanita Thomas of Bedford.  Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Donald K. Sovern; 2 sisters in infancy; sister, Virginia Gilstrap; and a brother Raymond Junior Gilstrap.

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia with Kevin Stiles officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home Saturday, February 16th from 3-7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until service time. Burial will take place at the Fairview Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.johnsonfh.net

William Martin

Mr. William Rex Martin, 82, of Seymour, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Covered Bridge. He was born in Heltonville to the late Lebert and Dorothy (Rout) Martin.

He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and was lawn caretaker for the church. He retired from Cummins Engine Company after over 40 years of service. He was a member of Time Turners. He enjoyed square dancing. He also enjoyed stock car racing with his son, especially at Brownstown Speedway. He was an avid fan of Jeremy Hines Racing.
On January 19, 1952, he married Joan Carol (Johnson) Martin; she preceded him in death on September 23, 2006.

He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Martin; sister-in-law, Sharon (Thomas) Freeman; nieces, Tami Trimpe, Traci Freeman and Sherry Martin Todd; and nephew, Jon Freeman.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, William Bradley Martin; brother, Wesley (Patty) Martin; and nephew, Steve Martin.  Memorials may be written to charity of choice in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Funeral services will be at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Monday, February 18 at 11 am with Deacon Mike East officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Sunday, February 17 from 2-6 pm and Monday from 10 am until time of service.  Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

Donald Cottengaim

Donald H. Cottengaim, 80, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Robert Lemmons

Robert Eugene Lemmons, 61, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Service will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Sherry Barrett

Sherry L. (Hall) Barrett, 76, of Norman, died Tuesday. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday.

Dale Nodine

Dale Nodine, 83, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. No visitation is planned. A celebration of life is 3 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium at Mitchell Manor. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

William Williams

William Ronald “Ronnie” Williams, 80, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Larry McPike

Larry “Pikey” McPike, 70, of Bedford, died Monday. No service is planned. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 14, 2019

William Hash

May 11, 1932 — Feb. 12, 2019

William Hash (Bill) passed away Feb. 12, 2019 at his home near Bedford, IN. He was in poor health, but his passing was unexpected.

Bill was born May 11, 1932 near the Kingston area. He was married for 68 years to Margaret (Peggy) Tumilty Hash.
Bill graduated from Greensburg High School in 1950 and started an apprenticeship as a bricklayer that year. He was employed as a brick mason for over 50 years, many years being spent with Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction. Bill and Peggy moved to Wisconsin in 1977 and returned to Indiana in 2002. Bill loved the wilderness, fishing, hunting, camping, and teaching the grandchildren all about the outdoors. He enjoyed making maple syrup for many years in Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a brother, Arthur Hash; three daughters, Mrs. Ruthanna (Robert) Schimmelpfennig, Mrs. Shirley Brown, Mrs. Helen (John) Vanderbur; a son Gary (Linda) Hash; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and six sisters.
Bill will be greatly missed by his entire family.

Visitation at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, 302 N Franklin St., Greensburg, IN, will be held Sat., Feb. 16, 2019 from 11:00 to 1:00 with a service at 1:00 officiated by grandson, Jay Vanderbur. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com

Baskam Rice

May 16, 1961 — Feb. 12, 2019

Baskam Junior Rice, 57, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 16, 1961, in Elwood, Indiana, he was the son of Baskam B. and Helen Ruth (Gittle) Rice. He married Wendy Sue White on June 29, 2007.  Baskam was a United States Army Veteran and worked for Fibertech. He was a member of Ruffcut Ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy Sue Rice of Mitchell; children, Brandy (Tim) Senseny of Olney, IL, Felicia Travelpiece of Olney, IL, Bambi Rice of Olney, IL, Paul Mesarosh of Mitchell, and Rachel (Richard) VanMeter of Mitchell; siblings, Tracey Rice of Park City, Jason Rice of Mentone, Steve Dawson of Bedford, Shawn Rice of Lafayette, Carol Burden of Olney, IL, Kathy Rice of Olney, IL, Darla King of Campbellsburg, and Karla Dawson of Olney, IL; nine grandchildren.  His parents; Father and Mother-In-Law, James and Aletha White; and son, Joshua White, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

February 13, 2019

Lois Shipman

Oct. 19, 1922 — Feb. 11, 2019

Lois (Chastain) Shipman, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born October 19, 1922 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Jesse and Etta (Freed) Chastain. She married Paul Shipman on July 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2017. She began her work career at Ellison Abstract & Title Company in 1941 and remained there until 1948. She worked as secretary of Albert J. Fields from 1956 until 1966. She then worked as secretary to John C. Owens and Associated from 1966 until her retirement in 1982. Lois and her husband, Paul, spent seventeen winters in Florida after his retirement in 1983. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Walter L. Nation, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Mikki McDonald and husband, Victor, of Indianapolis; a grandson, Jeremy Nation and wife, Rebecca, of Bloomington; five great- grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Myra Shipman, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Terrilou Shipman Nation; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, February 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Per her request, no flowers are desired. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William Williams

William Ronald Williams, 80, of Mitchell, died today. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Michael Henson

Michael Shawn Henson, 63, of Bedford, died Sunday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

February 12, 2019

Betty Ratkovich

April 30, 1927 — Feb. 09, 2019

Betty Jane Ratkovich, 91, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 30, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Delphia Louise (Blackburn) Sipes. The father of her children was Harold Lee Poole who passed away in 2008. She was married to John Ratkovich and he passed away in 2006. Betty was employed 20 years at RCA and later at Stalker School. She was a member of 39th Street Christian Church and Mitchell Senior Citizens. Betty enjoyed spending time with family, dancing, bowling, and mushroom hunting.

Survivors include her companion, Bill Magner of Orleans; children, Dan (Chris) Poole of Ohio, Ralph “Frog” (Dewon) Poole of Orleans, Vicki (Glenn) Woods of Bedford, Zella (Dean) Fullen of Mitchell, and stepson James (Renae) Ratkovich of Bedford; grandchildren, Troy (Ayse) Poole, Crystal Poole Bradley, Josh (Kelly) Poole, Jake (Holland) Poole, Amber (Jeff) Hein; Autumn Poole Robbins, Aaron (Carrie) Poole, Adam (Kathryn) Poole, Lora Lea (Andy) Stewart, Deana (Jerry) Nicholson, Rickey Moore, Michael (Gretchen) Malott, Miranda (Jeremy Knapp) Kline, Jeremy (Stormi) Reynolds, Jamison (Robin) Reynolds, and Bobby, Eric, Ryan, Josh and C. J. Woods; 29 great grandchildren; brothers, William Dean Sipes of South Bend and Daniel Eugene Sipes of North Dakota; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents; children, John David Sipes and Judith Gayle Moore; grandson, Peter Bradley; great grandson, Braeden Poole; and siblings, Mary Ilene Davis, Frances Louise Thompson, Cyrus Everett Sipes, Ralph Edward Sipes, and Jackie Dale Sipes, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

William Harrell

Aug. 09, 1922 — Feb. 10, 2019

William Fred Harrell, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Johnson Christian Village.

Born August 9, 1922 in Kurtz, Indiana, he was the son of William Larkin and Iva Belle (Hanner) Harrell.
He married Pearl Tolbert, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He later married Sarah Mullis in 1992, and she preceded him in death in 2018.  Fred was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1940. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. Fred was a lifetime member of the Mitchell VFW, a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #250, Mitchell, member of the Moose Lodge, and a member of the NRA.  He retired from Indiana Limestone.

Surviving are his daughters, Nina (Richard) Doan and Connie (Danny) Flynn; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Missi) Harrell, Jason (Erica) Harrell, Jared Harrell, Robert (Beth) Rhoda, Brady (Brandi) Rhoda, Michael (Mellissa) Flynn, Amanda (Tristan) Simmerman, Darla (Mike) Thurman, and Robert Darrell (Tina) Tolbert; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Harrell; sister, Dorothy Brock; several nieces and nephews; step-children, Jerry (Tonya) Mullis, Judy (Mark) Harrison; and step-grandchildren, Paul Howard, Jeremy, and Jason Mullis, Shanna Pemberton, and Natalie Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Pearl and Sarah; sons, Darrell Tolbert and Dale Harrell; grandson, Mark Tolbert; and one brother, Ray Harrell.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Bro. Richard Tallman and Bro. Phil Hester officiating. Musician for the service is Bro. Dennis Williams. Burial will follow in the Port William Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Visitation will be from 3-8 P.M. on Wednesday and from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Pallbearers will be Robert Rhoda, Brady Rhoda, Michael Flynn, Jeff Harrell, Jason Harrell, and Jared Harrell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Flynn, Richard Doan, Gerry Tincher, Jerry Mullis, and Mark Harrison. Memorial contributions may be made to Johnson Christian Village or Port William Cemetery Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

February 11, 2019

Sherry Amstutz

June 15, 1948 — Feb. 08, 2019

Sherry E. (Henderson) Amstutz, 70, of Williams, died at 7:42 pm on Friday, February 8, 2019 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born June 15, 1948 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William “Bill” Jeremiah Henderson and Bernadine Mildred Verhines. Sherry married Christopher G. Amstutz on April 6, 1968, and they had been married for over fifty years. She was a tax preparer and ran the bait shop in Williams. She was a member of the Bedford Moose Lodge and Bedford Boat Club.

Survivors include her husband, Christopher G. Amstutz of Williams; children, Christopher G. “Guy” Amstutz and wife Julayne of Louisville, Deanna Rose “Dee” Nusbaum and husband Mitch of Williams, Gerald Ray “Gary” Amstutz of Williams, Amy Watson and fiance Scott White of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Bernadine Mildred Verhines of Williams; one brother, Robert H. “Bob” Henderson and wife Crystal of Kentucky; two sisters, JoAnne Hussein and husband Aly of South Carolina, and Gloria J. Stewart and husband Ron of Mitchell; and loving brothers-in-law; loving sisters-in-law; and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Jeremiah Henderson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

William Harrell

William Fred Harrell, 96, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation is 3-8 pm. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Betty Ratkovich

Betty Jane (Sipes) Ratkovich, 91, of Orleans, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

February 10, 2019

Sherry Amstutz

Sherry E. Amstutz, 70, of Williams, died Friday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m.Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

February 09, 2019

Marlene Beavers

Dec. 25, 1945 — Feb. 08, 2019

Marlene Elane (Terrell) Beavers, 73, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born December 25, 1945 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Donald and Louise (Etchison) Terrell. She married Henry E. Beavers June 13, 1966, and he preceded her in death May 5, 2015. Marlene retired from Dana Corporation and was a homemaker. She graduated from Huron High School in 1962 and was a member of White River Baptist Church. Marlene enjoyed crocheting, and cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Melissa Lynn Beavers of Bedford, Juanita Louise (Jeff) Combs of Bedford, Patricia Ann (Brian) Morgan of Orleans, Jessica Elaine (Stephen) Jaggers of Mitchell, and Anna Marie (Roger) Dotts of Mitchell; grandchildren, Megan Renee Parker, James Wesley Deckard, Keisha Ann Reathaford, Austin Tanner Morgan, Andrea Renee Jaggers, Sabrina Paige Jaggers, Daiquiri Joseph Lee Jaggers, and Mallie Elizabeth Elane Dolls; great grandchildren, Leighton and Dallas; siblings, Beverly (Eddie) Robinson of Mitchell, Ted (Connie) Terrell of Mitchell, and Jackie (Roy) Wadsworth of Shoals; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Aaron Haverly

Aaron Lee Haverly, 37, of Bedford, died Saturday. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Sarah Enochs

Sarah Elaine Enochs, 30, of Orleans, died Tuesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

February 08, 2019

Scott Wampler

Sept. 16, 1957 — Feb. 06, 2019

Scott Stanley Wampler, 61, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at his residence.

Born September 16, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of Lloyd Emil and Carolyn Sue (Chastain) Wampler. Scott had recently retired from CSX Railroad with 40 years of service. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1975 and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors.

Survivors include his son, Jason (Amy) Wampler of Springville; grandchildren, Maverick Wampler and Savanah Hopkins; and brothers, Steve (Cathie) Wampler of Mitchell and Joe Wampler of Bloomington. His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jerry Hillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Jimmie Jones, Sr.

Jan. 02, 1945 — Feb. 06, 2019

Jimmie W. Jones, Sr., 74, of Bedford, died at 3:01 pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 2, 1945 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Oscar E. and Helen G. (Flynn) Jones. He married Diana “Susie” Prince on January 20, 2000 and she survives. He was a heavy machine operator for Independent Limestone Quarry and a member of Hod Carriers Union #741. He was a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church and loved reading his Bible, praying, and ministering to people.

Survivors include his wife, Susie, of Bedford; three daughters, Mary Staggs and husband, Mike, of Bedford, Valerie Powers and husband, Stan, of Alexandria, IN, and Peggy Taylor and husband, Jerry, of Springville; nine grandchildren, Michael Staggs, Jr., Trista Staggs, Kayla McKinney, Matthew Staggs, Jessica Staggs, Troy Harris, Jr., Kari Harris, Timothy D. Stines, Jr., and William H. Stines; thirty-one great grandchildren; two brothers, Lonnie Jones and wife, Barbara, of Bedford and Ricky Jones and wife, Mona, of Springville; a sister-in-law, Susie Jones, of Springville; and several other brothers and sisters-in- law; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmie W. Jones, Jr.; two brothers, Eddie Jones and wife, Kay, Tommy Jones; and his first wife, Judy Dianne Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, February 11th at the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg, IN with Bro. Dallas Lakes and Bro. Justin Berger officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, February 10th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Monday, February 11th, all at the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church, the American Diabetes Assoc. or the American Kidney Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Carolyn Staggs

March 15, 1923 — Feb. 07, 2019

Carolyn (Speer) Staggs, 95, of Springville, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at her residence.

Born March 15, 1923 in Lawrence County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Lawrence and Hattie (Pate) Speer.
She married John H. Staggs and he preceded her in death in 1986. She retired from General Electric in 1985. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford. She enjoyed sewing and word search puzzles.

Surviving are her children, Paul James (Virginia) Eggers, David Lee (Sheila) Eggers, Roy Dale Eggers, Michael Eugene (Lana) Eggers, Linda Ann Eagans, Connie Sue Asberry; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Edwards; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Staggs; two sons, Ronald Case and Gary Eggers; granddaughter, Leslie Eggers; son-in-law, Larry Eagans; three brothers; four sisters.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Dr. David Eggers officiating. Burial will be at Pinhook Cemtery. Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Carol Tewmey

Dec. 11, 1947 — Feb. 03, 2019

Carol Lee Tewmey, 71, of Bedford, passed away at her residence on February 3, 2019.

She was born in Beach Grove on December 11, 1947 to Renzie Hamilton and Lois Jane Fausset. She attended Indianapolis Arlington and Lawrence Central Schools. Carol worked in real estate and property management.

Survivors include her mother, Beverly Hudson of Anderson; one daughter, Lisa Lyons of Bedford; one son, Jason Ficara of Indianapolis; one brother, Boyd Aurich of California; one sister, Debbie Thompson of Florida; one granddaughter, Cheyanne Lyons; and the Lyons family.
She was preceded in death by her birth parents.

Cremation was chosen and burial will be in Breckenridge Cemetery at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 07, 2019

Ola Morrow

Feb. 01, 1926 — Feb. 04, 2019

Ola (Wade) Morrow, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Monday February 4, 2019 at her residence.

She was born February 1, 1926 in Martin County to Isaac and Eva (Stroud) Wade. She married Herschel Morrow on December 31, 1949 and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2016. Ola had worked at Sarkes Tarzian in Bloomington and at NSWC Crane. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Fuller of Bedford; three grandchildren, Donnie Morrow, Carie Byers and Stephanie (Chris) Hardy; nine great grandchildren, David, Derek, Danielle, Dylan Hardy, Taylor and Chase Turpen, Brianna Morrow, Nathan Morrow, and Jamie Morrow. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sons, David Wayne Morrow and Keith Morrow.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday February 7, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Wever

Sept. 09, 1930 — Feb. 05, 2019

Donald B. Wever, 88, Bedford, died at 2:58 am on Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born September 9, 1930 in Orleans, IN, he was the son of John Henry and Beatrice (Gerkin) Bell, his birth parents, and Winfred and Epsie (Bridwell) Wever. He married Mary Helen Moore on October 7, 1955 and she survives. He had worked in the supply room for Duke Energy and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended the Bethel Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Helen, of Bedford; children, Donette Stancombe, Kelly Mollet, Jason Wever, and Josh Wever and wife, Mandy all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Scotty Mollet and wife, Lori, Jessica Stancombe, Eli Mollet, Joslyn Wever, Kane Wever, and Ashlyn Wever; three great grandchildren, Taylor, Alexis and Trey Mollet; one great great grandchild, Emberlyn Mollet; a step-brother, David Wever; a step-sister, Gena Hastings; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his birth parents; his adoptive parents; a son-in-law, Clifton Stancombe; a grandchild, Halli Ann Wever; three brothers, Dean Wever, Denny Cochran and Paul Bell; a sister, Pauline Bell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 9th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded at the graveside. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are: Josh Wever, Scotty Mollet, Kane Wever, Eli Mollet, Trey Mollet, and Makyle Pinnick. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Jimmie Jones

Jimmie W. Jones, 74, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 06, 2019

Floyd Sollman

July 28, 1966 — Jan. 28, 2019

Floyd David Sollman, 52, of Bedford, born to Larry and Mary Ann (Hendricks) Sollman on July 28, 1966, in Evansville, passed on Jan. 28, 2019, while visiting his fiance in Toronto, Canada.

After graduating from Bloomington North in 1984, David served in the US Army from Nov. 1985 to Nov. 1987. He was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged as a Specialist-E4. David held the positions of Director and President of the Indiana Trappers Association, and President and Executive Director of the National Trappers Association. He also served as Executive Director of both the Fur Industries of North America and the Fur Information Council of America, as well as Strategic Political Advisor to Fur New York, a fur trade association. David was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 by Fur New York for his accomplishments and service promoting and supporting the fur industry and the recipient of the NTA Director of the Year Award, 1993.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Ann Sollman of Poseyville; son, Josh Sollman and his children Gracie and Carter of Bedford; daughter, Nicole Sollman and her children Caine, Brileigh, Aubree, Ellie of Orleans; son, David William Hendricks Sollman of Bedford; sister, Melanie Linville and brother-in-law, Joey Linville of Cape Coral, Fla. and their children, Bethany of Cape Coral, Fla. and Jeremy of Acworth, Ga.; fiance, Nancy Daigneault and her children Tristan, Myles, Ruby of Toronto, Canada.
Preceded in death by his father, Larry Sollman; and grandparents, Floyd and Anna Jean Hendricks and Robert and Lorine Sollman.

The family will begin gathering together at the Werry Funeral Home, 16 E. Fletchall Avenue, Poseyville, Indiana 47633, at noon C.S.T. with celebration of life services beginning at 1 p.m. C.S.T., Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the Werry Funeral Home to: Dave Sollman Memorial Scholarship for the Study of Wildlife and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland Appalachian Environmental Lab.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: www.werryfuneralhomes.com.

Anna Wilson

June 24, 1925 — Feb. 05, 2019

Anna Ruth “Anne” (Jones) Wilson, 93, of Orleans, Ind., died peacefully Feb. 5, 2019, at IU Health Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Ind.

Anne was born June 24, 1925, in Lee County, Va., to Olin and Olive VanDeventer Jones. She earned a B.A. from Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va., in 1946 and a M.S. from Indiana University in 1971. She married Bascom Wilson Aug. 18, 1946 and moved to a farm in Southern Indiana to join her new husband, who had migrated from Virginia to Indiana in 1941. She was the love of his life until his death Dec. 9, 1997. Anne taught English and Spanish at Orleans High School the 1946-47 school year and taught 9th grade English at Paoli High School for 29 years. She was chair of the English Department at the time of her retirement in 1988. She was a member of Orleans Christian Church, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and Orange County Retired Teachers Association.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Steve) Swarthout of Decatur, Ill.; son, Loran (Kathy) Wilson of Orleans, Ind.; and son-in-law Ron Byrd of St. Louis. A daughter, Tresa Jo Wilson, preceded her in death Aug. 26, 2013. She leaves five grandchildren, Matthew Swarthout, Decatur, Ill., Kristi (Anthony) Sweeney, Centralia, Ill, Ryan (Kristen) Sullivan, Ft. Worth, Tex., Kara (Brian) Lee, Leavenworth, Kans., and Katelyn Wilson and fiancee Cody Gardner, Orleans, Ind.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Family requests memorial contributions be made in Anne’s memory to the Orange County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Janice Pickens, 3732 N. County Road 300 E., Orleans, IN 47452. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Larry W. Johnson officiating. Visitation Friday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Betty Bundy

Feb. 28, 1925 — Feb. 05, 2019

Betty J. (Fisher) Bundy, 93, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday February 5, 2019 at 2:20 AM at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford on February 28, 1925 to Harry L. Fisher and Blanche Mae (Morris) Fisher. Betty married Charles F. Bundy on March 16, 1941 in Bedford and he preceded her in death in 1994. Betty was a former employee of Grants in Bedford and RCA in Bloomington. She attended Dive Christian Church and Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. She was in Extension Homemakers for over 50 years, was 4-H Leader for 12 years and a member of Altrusa International of Bedford, IN, Inc.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Sue Croy of Coosbay, Oregon; one brother, John Jacob Fisher of Aptos, California; one sister and caregiver, Sara (Claude) Kern of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Cara Croy, Deeanna (Steve) Knight, Steve (Leann) Croy, Phillip Croy, Julie (Donnie) Norman, Pam Nicholson, David C. (Leah) Bundy, Jennifer (Brian) Teike; 13 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Alice Gill and Shirley Hofmeister; son, David G. Bundy; daughter, Gail Ann Lee; son-in-law, Earl Croy; and great grandson Kristian Croy.

Funeral services will be on Thursday February 7, 2019 at 6:45 Pm at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Gary Lee, officiating, private burial will be on Friday in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Visitation will be on Thursday February 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM until service time at Cresthaven Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church or charity of your choice.

Hubert Bough

Oct. 14, 1934 — Jan. 31, 2019

Hubert Alonzo Bough died peacefully at home on January 31, 2019 in Skyline (Scottsboro), Alabama surrounded by his wife of 41 years, Kaye (Boyles) Bough, and step-daughter Kara Stephan.

Hubert was born in Lawrence County, Indiana on October 14, 1934 to Arthur O. and Bertha (Hackler) Bough and graduated from Needmore High School. Hubert was in the US Army Corp of Engineers serving in Korea in 1956, and worked for A&H Trucklines, Advance Trucklines, and retired in 1996 from RoadWay Transportation. Hubert was a member of Teamsters Local #135, 50 year plus member of Masonic Lodge No. 14, and Bedford Commandery No. 42 Knights Templar. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Murat Shrine, and before moving to Florida in 1988, was a member of the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, where he and his family participated in numerous parades in the surrounding communities. Hubert was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the NRA, American Miniature Horse Association and the National Republican Committee.

Hubie, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, married Kaye (Boyles) Meadows on January 7, 1978, who survives him; along with step-daughter, Kara Stephan of Midland, Texas. Hubie is also survived by one brother, John (Darlene) Bough of Bedford, Indiana; four children from his first marriage, Bradford Kent Bough, Rory Trent Bough, Korina Dusard, and Aaron J Bough; one grandson, Hank Dusard; a granddaughter, Josie Bough; and two great-grandchildren, all of Bedford, Indiana. Hubert was preceded in death by both of his parents; and two brothers, Herbert and Donnie.

Cremation was chosen with graveside burial services to be held at the Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetery near Fort Ritner, Indiana at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2019 where military rites will be accorded. Arrangements have been coordinated with Scottsboro Funeral Home and Day and Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Hubie’s name to Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetery, c/o Ms. Jean Ellen Hansome, 785 N 1050 West, Norman, IN 47264. Following the graveside service, friends and family are invited to gather, reminisce about Hubert, and enjoy a meal provided by the family at Pappa’s Restaurant in Bedford.

John Ross

April 22, 1954 — Feb. 01, 2019

John Virgil Ross, 64, of Bedford, died at 10:54 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the I.U. Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Born April 22, 1954 in Gary, IN, he was the son of Virgil and Wannetta (Edwards) Ross. He was an Electronics Technician at NSWC Crane. He was a very talented musician. He attended Fairview Community Church.

Survivors include three children, Matthew Ross and his fiance Nickie Curry of Bloomington, Cyndi Tipton of Bedford, and Ricki Hill and husband Cory of Bedford; the mothers of his children, Mary Ross of Bedford, and Leanna Faubion of Bloomington; five grandchildren: Brayden Hudson, Scotty Tipton, Kennedy Tipton, Gideon Ross, and Grayson Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his companion, Pat Guthrie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00am on Friday, February 8th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, February 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.   Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Judith Elliott

Feb. 04, 1932 — Feb. 05, 2019

Judith Ellen (Turner) Elliott, age 87 of Bedford, IN, died on February 5, 2019 from complications of a stroke she suffered last August. The last few weeks were spent at home with her loving family.

Judy was born in Bloomington, IN on February 4, 1932 to Tinza (Duncan) and Cloyd Owen (C.O.) Turner. Her siblings were Thomas Alvin Turner, Harriett Ruth (Chuck) Pease and Suzan Jane (Philip) Newton of Columbus, IN. Judy loved to tell stories of growing up on “M” Street in Bedford and of the many friends and fun they had there.
Judy, “Jet”, graduated in 1950 from Bedford High School. In 1954 she graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington. While there she was involved with many student organizations. She was a member and president of Delta Delta Delta sorority and continued to gather each summer with her pledge class. Judy was a dedicated IU alumnus and her beloved boat, Stonecutter II, proudly flew the IU flag.

On June 24, 1953, Judy married David Wesly Elliott. They were blessed with four children, Brian David (Robin) Elliott, Laura Diane (Steve) Ford, Jennifer Ellen (Ralph) Morgan and Cynthia Jane Elliott; grandchildren, Mason (Emilee) Elliott, Derrick Elliott, Emily Shaw (Jeremy) Carter, Alan (Trinity Wheeler) Shaw, Joshua Morgan, Jessica Morgan, Cynthia Morgan (fiancee Griffin Shafer) and Kristen Morgan; great-grandchildren Zade Carter and Zoey Carter; step- grandchildren Kyle Albright, and Casey (Grant) Bogard, Stephanie Ford (Rob Pittman), Jeanetta (Stewart) Rummell, Jessica (Dusty) Hardwick, Josh Smith; step- great- grandchildren Ember Bogard and Harbor Bogard, John Pittman, Jacob Pittman, Bobbie Pittman, Gabe Hardwick, Arayah Smith, Ahyonna Smith. Judy loved having her family together and always had plenty of supplies on hand for an impromptu supper. Her love and support of her family was dearly loved and will be missed.

Judy was a lifelong member of First Christian Church. There she and Dave helped with CYF and in other areas where needed. Judy’s love for the Lord and to love others well was shown in her willingness to open her home and to be generous to everyone with her time and talents. In 1957, besides having her first baby, Judy and Dave started Elliott Stone Company. Judy’s domain was the office, and from there she worked alongside Dave making the company into an industry leader. Her love for the limestone industry was evident to anyone fortunate enough to be on one of her famous quarry tours. Judy loved Bedford and defined the concept of giving back to her community. You could always find her working on a project or serving on a board. She never stopped striving to help make Bedford a better place to live and raise a family. Currently, she was serving on the Board of Directors of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. This past summer she was on the Business Panel of the Becky Skillman Leadership Institute. She had served as a board member of Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford North Lawrence School Board, Bedford Federal Savings Bank and a member of Psi Iota Xi.

Judy’s friends were essential to her, and she enjoyed gathering with them. Whenever you were with Judy, you could count on great stories and her trademark laugh. She had a gift of making everyone she met, whether she knew them or not, feel important. She always made time to get to know someone and who they were related to. Judy defined hospitality and what it meant to be a gracious lady. Her attention to details made sure an event was done properly, everyone was comfortable and enjoyed themselves.

Judy is survived by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; her sister Jane; sister-in-law Mary Aliano; and brother-in-law Joe (Johanna) Elliott; and several nieces and nephews.

Please join us in remembering Judy with memories and laughter on Friday, February 8th from 2:00-8:00 PM at the First Christian Church, 1101 15th Street, Bedford, IN. Funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church on Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 AM. She will be buried in Cresthaven Cemetery.
If you wish to make a memorial contribution, please consider the BNL Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Bedford, IN 47421 in memory of Judy Elliott.

Donald Wever

Donald B. Wever, 88, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Cloyd Peek

Cloyd A. Peek, 91, of Bedford, died Sunday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory. Service will be noon Thursday at the mortuary.

February 05, 2019

Judith Elliott

Judith E. “Judy” (Turner) Elliott, 87, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 03, 2019

Connie Cummings

May 12, 1936 — Feb. 01, 2019

Connie J. (Hedge) Cummings, 82, of Heltonville died Friday, February 1, 2019.

Our beloved Marmie was born May 12, 1936 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ray Leo and Colletta (Ritchison) Hedge. She married the love of her life, Joseph D. Cummings on November 14, 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 21, 2006. She was a homemaker and attended the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Zenda Cummings of Heltonville, JoEtta Hoppe and husband Brian of Bedford, Tammi J. DuVall and husband Richard of Lafayette, and Dana L. Beaver and husband Mark of Bedford; two sons, Bradley Cummings of Heltonville and Andy D. Cummings of Bedford; nine grandchildren, David Hoppe and wife Stephanie, Zachary Hoppe, Johnathon Hoppe and wife Courtney, Cari Schiuszi and husband Chad, Rick DuVall and wife Maddy, Lowell Cummings, Willie Ann Hottell and husband Brenden, Chelsey Holm and husband Zach, J. Owen and Griffin Beaver; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Jacquey Richerson of North Vernon and Penny Hensley of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Shirley George of Heltonville and Violet Cummings of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Vivian Hedge, Yvonne Wray and Mona Flynn.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 4th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ronnie Spaulding

June 06, 1942 — Feb. 01, 2019

Ronnie Spaulding, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at IU Health in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on June 6, 1942 to Elise Spaulding and Margaret (Lavender) Spaulding. He married Barbara Walls in 1971 at Donica Church of God and she survives. Ronnie worked at High Voltage ABB in Bloomington. He was a US Army veteran and attended Park Place Church. He loved to fish, woodworking, early American History, and was a child of God.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Spaulding of Bedford; two sisters, Nancy White of Indianapolis and Julia Fullen of Mitchell; nephews, Dean Fullen, Brian Fullen, David White and Patrick Spaulding; nieces, Cindy Miller, Tracy Meyers, Jennifer MacDonald, Stacy Sullivan and Ashley Chastain. He was preceded in death by his parents; two children; three brothers, Joe (Larry) Spaulding, Robert Spaulding and Gary Spaulding; and one sister, Millie Spaulding.

Funeral services will be on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Beulah Anderson

Jan. 01, 1936 — Feb. 01, 2019

Beulah A. Anderson, 83, of Paoli, Indiana passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at IU Health Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

She was born on January 1, 1936 in Orleans, Indiana to Herman Tarr and Susie (Chisham) Tarr. She was preceded in death by her parents.  She attended Paoli Community Schools and graduated from Orleans High School in 1954. She was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church for many years before moving to Paoli First Baptist Church. She worked for Sol Strauss Dry Goods Store for many years and worked for Paoli Chair Company for 20 plus years. She enjoyed family and church during her retirement, playing the piano and crocheting. She loved being with her grandchildren. She was a very sweet and loving woman.

Survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Anderson and David McBride, Jr. of Mitchell, Indiana, Rachel and Mike Minton of Paoli, Indiana; two brothers, Norman Tarr of Ohio, Ronnie Tarr of Orleans, Indiana; three sisters, Virginia Risley of Franklin, Indiana, Dorothy Conley of Mitchell, Indiana, Leona Brown of Selma, Indiana. Also surviving Beulah A. Anderson are seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Paoli First Baptist Church in Paoli, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Paoli Community Cemetery. Visitation to be held Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, Indiana and from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Tuesday at Paoli First Baptist Church, 116 SE 1st Street, Paoli, Indiana. Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.
Online Condolences may be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.com.

Ocie Brown

March 02, 1937 — Feb. 01, 2019

Ocie Inez (Taylor) Brown, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:15 PM at her residence.

She was born on March 2, 1937 in Bedford to Ephriam F. and Eva M. (Morrow) Taylor. Ocie married Hurstle W. Brown on July 2, 1955 and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2010. She was a homemaker and attended Peerless Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include one son, Monty Brown and wife Dawn of Bedford; three daughters, Pam Moore and husband Thomas of Avoca, Debbie Southern and husband David of Heltonville and Eva Chenault of Bedford; 7 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren; three brothers, Guy D. Taylor of Bedford, Gerald “Jake” Taylor of Mitchell and Emery Taylor of Lakeland, Florida; two sisters, Adeline Fortner and Wanda Cunnington, both of Bedford.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, William “Billy” Hensley; four brothers, Glen Taylor, Herman Taylor, Norman Taylor and James Taylor; three sisters, Christeen Strunk, Josephine Hughes and Angie Taylor.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Bedford First Church of God, with Brother Trent Freed officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Bedford First Church of God and on Tuesday from Noon until service time at 2:00 PM. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Ross

John V. Ross, 64, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

February 02, 2019

Constance Cummings

Constance J. (Hedge) Cummings, 82, of Heltonville, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jerry McGath

Jerry McGath, 79, of Indianapolis, died Saturday. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tunnelton Cemetery. Arrangements by Little and Sons Beach Grove Chapel.

February 01, 2019

Melanie Shoults

Jan. 24, 1959 — Jan. 30, 2019

Melanie Dawn (Wray) Shoults, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 24, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert Vernon and Lenora Fern (Spainhourd) Wray. She married Aaron Trent Shoults November 6, 1986. Melanie was a paramedic at IU Health with 29 years of service. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in the Class of 1977. Melanie enjoyed being with her grandson.

Survivors include her husband, Aaron Shoults of Mitchell; sons, Adam Trent Shoults of Mitchell and Evan Scott Shoults of Bedford; grandson, Maverick Avery Blanton; and brother, Tony Wray of Buddha. Her parents preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A private family funeral will be on Sunday with burial to follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Carolyn Knoy

June 09, 1952 — Jan. 30, 2019

Carolyn Ann (Roll) Knoy, 66, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 9, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Dallas and Joyce (Hayes) Roll. She was previously married to Raymond Ratliff and Jerry Knoy. Carolyn was a homemaker and enjoyed going to yard sales with her sister and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Scottie (Penny) Ratliff of Mitchell and Jerry Knoy of Mitchell; daughter-in-law, April Knoy of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and siblings, Connie Bennett of Mitchell, Johnny Roll of Mitchell, James Roll of Bedford, Stevie Roll of Bedford, and Kim Roll of Bedford. Her parents; children, Malissa Ratliff and Kevin Knoy; and sister, Mary Albertson, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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