Obituaries

Obituaries — May 2018

May 20, 2018

Carl E. Waggoner

Carl E. Waggoner, 78, of Springville, died Friday. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Arrangements are being handled by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 19, 2018

Shely Leigh (Bennett) Sykes

July 15, 1972 — May 15, 2018

Shely Leigh (Bennett) Sykes, 45, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Dallas, Texas, July 15, 1972, to Mick Bennett and Carole (Bennett) Bennett. She married Dennis Sykes in 2018, and he survives.

Shely was a Millwright and worked in construction.

Survivors include her father, Mick Bennett of Bedford; her mother, Carole Bennett of Bloomington; her husband, Dennis Sykes of Bedford; two daughters, Denisa Tolbert and Emma Tolbert, both of Bedford; two sons, Caleb Colbert and Colton Colbert, both of Bedford; one sister, Jamie Hancock of Fayetteville, and two brothers, Joshua D. Bennett of Bloomington, and Michael Bennett of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

No funeral services are scheduled with a celebration of life at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Dean McFarland

July 27, 1957 — May 18, 2018

Samuel Dean McFarland, 60, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1957, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Samuel Dwight and Elva Mae (Conner) McFarland. He married Kathy Renee Whalin Aug. 21, 1981.

He had been employed with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Sam was an U. S. Army and Indiana National Guard veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy McFarland of Orleans; children, Joseph Dwight McFarland of Mitchell and Brittani Ann McFarland of Orleans; grandchildren, Temper L. Deaver, Joseph M. McFarland, Korbin James Dean Ikerd and Addison Leighann-Renee Ikerd; and siblings, Betty Pruett of Mitchell, Kathy Kirk of Mitchell, Sandy Bambusch of Mitchell, and Shawn McFarland of Indianapolis.

His parents and brothers, Steve McFarland and Scott McFarland, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Iris M. Hodgin

Iris M. Hodgin, 102, Indianapolis, formerly of Orleans, died Friday, May 18. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Peggy (Stannard) Vandal

Peggy (Stannard) Vandal, 74, Indianapolis, died Thursday, May, 17. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 18, 2018

Samuel Dean McFarland

Samuel Dean McFarland, 60, Orleans, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 15, 2018

Geraldine “Jerri” (Gilbert) Smith

June 18, 1936 — May 13, 2018

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith, 81, of Bedford, died at 6:21 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Westview Nursing & Rehab

Born June 18, 1936, in Horsecreek/Manchester, Kentucky, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Bob Gilbert and Frances (Burnette) Gilbert-Baker. She married Larry G. Smith on April 4, 1958, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2014.

She was a homemaker and former member of the Bedford and Harrodsburg Assembly of God Churches. She had served as the president for Area Christian Television (ACT) which became Channel 42 Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). She devoted many years of service to the Assemblies of God Lake Placid Camp Ground in Hartford City.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, John W. Smith and Robin of Lexington, and his daughter, Amber King and Barry of Bedford; Steve Smith of Bloomington and daughters, Stephanie Harbison and Zach of Bloomington, Bailey Smith of Boston and Lexie Smith of Bloomington, and their mother, Beth Smith of Bloomington; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Everette Baker; husband; and a sister, Lois Maxine Fleenor.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Shane Brunner officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m .on Wednesday, May 16 at the mortuary.

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

Hansel Wayne Spires

Nov. 27, 1928 — May 13, 2018

Hansel Wayne Spires, 89, of Bedford, died at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Opal and Thelma (Bush) Spires. He married Julia Deckard Norman on Jan. 22, 1980, and she survives.

He was a master mechanic and heavy equipment operator for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Air Force, achieving the rank of Sergeant.

He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and Union Local No. 841.

Survivors include his wife, Julia of Bedford; two daughters, Connie Lynne (Gene) Pennington of Bloomington and Carole Lea (Mark) Brown of Spencer; a stepson, Kenneth Norman (Lou) Brewster of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Tammy Elaine Norman of Bedford; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Brown of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Candace Spires (in infancy); and a brother, Charles “Gene” Spires.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown and Pastor Paul Whitehead officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

William C. Addis

William C. Addis, 92, Millry, Alabama, died Thursday, May 10. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Shady Springs Pentecostal Camp in Norman. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the camp. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 14, 2018

Virgil LeRoss “Le” Corbin

July 27, 1940 — May 12, 2018

Virgil LeRoss “Le” Corbin, 77, of Bedford died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 27, 1940, he was the son of George and Mamie (Salts) Corbin. He married Jan Crutchfield on March 25, 1967, and she survives.

He was an engineer, retiring from General Motors in 1990. Le never stopped learning and was still engineering this winter in Florida. He converted a Trailways bus into a motorhome after his retirement.

Le had a deep faith and witnessed by example. He was affiliated with the Church of God of Anderson, and most recently attended Donica Church of God. He loved to travel, bird hunt, fish, play cards with family and friends. Vacationing with family was very important to him, especially annual trips to Michigan and Florida. Visiting every state in the US, he especially loved Florida, Alaska, and Colorado. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved being “Pop” to his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Jan of Bedford; two sons: David Corbin and Brandi and Michael Corbin and his wife Jerri, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jordan and his wife Allison, Jon, Sydney (his favorite granddaughter), Tucker, Houston, and Wyatt; one brother, Gary Corbin and his wife Sheila of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Nouhad Melki and Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty Jean (Walker) Frazier

Oct. 14, 1926 — May 11, 2018

Betty Jean Walker Frazier, 91, of Bedford, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born October 14, 1926, in Blackford County, she was the daughter of A. Clyde and Edith (Schwarzkopf) Fox. She married Thurman Theodore Walker Jr., Nov. 23, 1945, in Muncie; he preceded her in death in 1971.

Betty worked at White Weather Farm in Muncie until 1982 as the secretary of the wholesale grocer.

Surviving are one son, Larry Theodore (Bettye) Walker, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Larry (Melissa) Walker Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, and Michelle (Devin) Clouse, of Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Thurman.

Private family services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the Elm Ridge Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Muncie.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, Bedford.

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

Gloria Dawn Canada

May 31, 1955 — May 12, 2018

Gloria Dawn (Harnish) Canada, 62, of Bloomington, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House.

Born May 31, 1955, in Muncie, she was the daughter of Byrl and Phyllis (Hoskins) Harnish. She married Jeffrey S. Canada, on July 4, 1987. Along with Jeffrey and Steve Connor, she was a co-founder and co-director of International Leadership Initiatives, Inc. and a former member of the Bloomington/Bedford MLS as a licensed Realtor.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and the MIE Church in Anagni, Italy. For the past 12-plus years, Gloria dedicated her life to mentoring and encouraging youth and young adults in as many as 20 countries. She has impacted many lives around the world, her legacy and influence will continue for generations.

Survivors include husband, Jeffrey Canada; sisters, Kathyrn (Terry) Simmons and Linda (Harnish) Knapp; brother, Byrl (Lennie) Harnish Jr.; son, Richard “Marc” (Shavonne) Jackson; daughters, Angela (Billy) Downing, Jennifer (Eric) McCormick; granddaughters, Savannah and Brooklynn Downing, Maliyah Hale, Arionna Jackson, Emily McCormick; grandsons, Brannon McCormick, Clayton McCormick, Mason, McCormick, Jonathon Wood, Phillip Downing, Robert Downing, Andrew Downing, Steven Hurst Jr., Roman Jackson, and Steven McGlocklin; great-grandchildren, Abigail Downing, Liam Downing and Bentleey McGlocklin; and several nieces and nephews.

Gloria would tell you she has many “adopted children” from around the world, and she loved them all as her own.

She is preceded in death by her father Byrl L. Harnish, mother Phyllis E. Harnish, and nephew Joseph E. Knapp.

A Celebration service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford, with Mark Fugate officiating. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Hillcrest Christian Church and from 10 until the service on Wednesday.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers; friends consider memorial contributions be made to “The Italian Mission”, tax deductible donations can be made online @ www.intleader.org/support/ or checks can be made out to Hillcrest Christian Church, please mark “Italian Mission” in memo.

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

H. Wayne Spires

H. Wayne Spires, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith

Geraldine “Jerri” Smith, 81, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Michael Dale Deckard Sr.

Michael Dale Deckard Sr., of Heltonville, died Sunday. May 13. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be announced. Arrangements are by Indiana Green Burials — Bloomington Cremation Society.

May 13, 2018

Gloria Dawn Canada

Gloria Dawn Canada, 62, of Bloomington, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 12, 2018

Willabelle Elsie (Brim) Hunter

May 2, 1934 — May 9, 2018

Willabelle Elsie Hunter, 84, of Granbury, Texas, formerly of Norman, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Texas.

Born May 2, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leonard H. and Bernice (Croucher) Brim. She married Everett L. Hunter on May 17, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2004. She retired as a kindergarten aide from Lincoln Elementary School and was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharlene (Philip) Smith, of Williams and Darlene (Donald) Atchison, of Granbury, Texas; two granddaughters, Carrie (Timothy) Smith and Carmen Davis, both of Granbury, Texas; two grandsons, Derek (Ellen) Smith and Darren Smith, both of Williams; three great-grandsons, Cale Davis, River Smith, and Canyon Smith, all of Granbury, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Sierra Smith of Granbury, Texas; two brothers, Leonard Harold Brim, of Florida, and Robert (Susie) Brim, of Heltonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Emogene Fountain and Mabel Bryant; two brothers, Carl Brim (in infancy) and Philip Brim; three half-brothers, Onis and Ervan Brim and Perry Croucher; a half-sister, Mary Shankland.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, May 14 in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery with Walter Hunter officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2:30 pm on Monday, May 14, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Mundell Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

May 11, 2018

William ‘Bill’ Asbery

Dec. 8, 1944 — May 9, 2018

William “Bill” Asbery, 73, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

Born December 8, 1944, in Burgin, Kentucky, he was the son of Charlie E. Asbery and Lillian (Selch) Reed. He married Judy C. Mundy, and they have been married 53 years.

Bill was a sales representative for many years and retired from Culverts Plus. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. Bill enjoyed fishing, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and car club competitions.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Asbery of Mitchell; daughters, Kimberly (Jon) Allen of Mitchell, Jodi Lynn Mundy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Victoria (fiancé, Ben) and Leyton Allen, Caroline and Nick Mundy; and sister, Evelyn Reynolds of Burgin, Kentucky.

His parents and brothers, John Edward “Eddie” Asbery, Hubert Asbery and J. R. Asbery, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Valentine, Darrell Smith and Joe Martin officiating.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jon Allen, Leyton Allen, Guy Mundy, Nick Mundy, Jerry Asbery, Barry Collins, Cory Collins and Justin Graves.

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

Rebecca (Kirkman) Case

Rebecca (Kirkman) Case, 34, of Bedford, died Thursday. Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life to be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dorothy S. (Mattingly) Perkins

Dorothy S. (Mattingly) Perkins, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Cremation was chosen, and there will be no funeral. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Willabelle Hunter

Willabelle Elsie (Brim) Hunter, 84, of Granbury, Texas, formerly of Norman, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Mundell Christian Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 10, 2018

Leland Ray Crane

March 29, 1937 — May 8, 2018

Leland Ray Crane, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 29, 1937, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Ray and Wilma (Sneed) Crane.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the Class of 1955.

Leland retired after 22 years in the United States Navy, stationed in Florida twice, Norfolk, Virginia, Hawaii twice, Azores, Morocco, and at the time of retirement he was working at the Pentagon, for the second time. He also served on the USS Rooks, in Cuba. He retired from Crane after 20 years. Leland also owned All Star Cards and Crane’s Greenhouse in Bedford.

Surviving are son, Russell Crane, of Somerset, Kentucky; daughter, Shannon (Shane) Dorsett, of Bedford; sons, Sean (Shelley) Waldrip, of Worthville, Kentucky and Josh Waldrip, of Bedford; grandchildren, Bryan Crane, who was raised in his home; Jesse Smith, of Oak Harbor, Washington, Jasmyn and Brianna Dorsett, of Bedford, Billy, Xandra, Emily, and Curtis Waldrip, of Worthville, Kentucky, and Ashlynn and Hayden Waldrip, of Bedford; great-grandson, Griffin; sister, Rita (Crane) Tincher; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Ray Crane; one daughter, Susan Crane Smith; and brother, Tom Crane.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha, where Military Rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service hour Saturday at the funeral chapel.

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

William C. ‘Bill’ Asbery

William C. “Bill” Asbery, 73, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

May 09, 2018

Charles R. Bridges Jr.

April 8, 1959 — May 7, 2018

Charles R. Bridges Jr., 59, of Mitchell, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 8, 1959, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles R. and Edna (Poll) Bridges.

He worked at Indiana Steel for 38 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie P. Bridges-Rogers and Kaylee J. (James Steward) Bridges; four grandchildren, Erica Creasy, Adrian Rogers, Ellie Davis and Zeke Steward; one great-grandson, Trenton Creasy; two brothers, Michael (Alice) Bridges and David (Lori) Bridges; several nieces and nephews; and the mother of his children, Robyn Bridges.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Chris Bridges.

Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

May 08, 2018

Thomas Edward ‘Doc’ Reynolds

May 5, 1928 — May 7, 2018

Thomas Edward “Doc” Reynolds, 90, of Bedford, died at 12:18 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born May 5, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Chesley and Daisy (Prather) Reynolds. He married Norma J. Myers and she preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 2017.

He owned the Marathon station and was a die cast operator and guard at General Motors. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and served in Korea during the war. He was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, where he enjoyed playing cards. He enjoyed farming in his spare time and after retirement, hosted many croquet gatherings.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Pittman and husband Paul; a son, Lincoln Reynolds and wife Melanie, all of Bedford; a son-in-law, Jean “Butch” LeJeune of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Jason Reynolds of Bedford, Christine LeJeune Mayes and husband Grant of Columbus, Ohio, J.T. LeJeune and companion Laura Hunsucker of Bloomington; a brother, Kenny Reynolds of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, LeeAnn Reynolds LeJeune; sisters, Alice Raines, Jean Nickless, and Maxine Jackson; and a brother, Bob Reynolds.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, 515 ‘X’ Street, Bedford or the White River Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Bedford.

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

Larence Franklin ‘Bud’ Kirkman

Dec. 20, 1936 — May 6, 2018

Larence Franklin “Bud” Kirkman, 81, of Springville, passed away at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Born Dec. 20, 1936, in Avoca, he was the son of Orville and Annetta (England) Kirkman. He married Patricia Duncan on July 19, 1957, and she survives.

He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and the White River Bow Hunters Archery Club. He worked for Ingalls Stone Company before being drafted into the Army where he was a armored personnel carrier driver and coached and played basketball in Germany. When he returned from Germany, he went to work for the Westinghouse Corp. and Asa Brown Bovari (ABB) in Bloomington as a plater and fork lift operator. He retired after 33 years.

Bud was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing with his sons, grandsons, brothers, and wife. He also enjoyed hunting with his family and shooting archery with friends and family. He established the Westinghouse Archery Club and served as its president for five years.

While his sons were young, he coached basketball and football at the Bedford Boys Club. He was also a volunteer biddy basketball coach at the Needmore Elementary School.

Bud is survived by his wife, Patty; two sons, Steven L Kirkman (Kathleen) and Jonathan P. Kirkman; grandsons, Liam Kirkman and Zachary Kirkman; stepgranddaughter, Kaytlynn Klem; adoptive grandsons, Juan and Fernando Kirkman; step-great-granddaughter, Adelinne Klem; sister, Janna Combs; brothers, Denny (Carol) Kirkman, Ross (Jeanie) Kirkman; nephews, Tim (Cleata) Kirkman, Terry Kirkman, Josh Kirkman, Jerry (Jamie) Kirkman; nieces, Julie Hudson, Holly Wiram, Shelly Sheese, Jody Gill, Missy Kirkman; nephew-in-law, Sean Duncan and wife Laura; niece-in-law, Michelle Duncan; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Kirkman; and a niece, Tammi Boudreau.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday at the mortuary with the Rev. Ross Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

Peggy J. Froman

Peggy Joyce (Houchin) Froman, 69, Salem, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 07, 2018

Thomas E. Reynolds

Thomas E. “Doc” Reynolds, 89, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Larence Kirkman

Larence Kirkman, 81, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 05, 2018

Allen D. Enochs

April 24, 1946 — May 2, 2018

Allen D. Enochs, 72, of Bedford, died at 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 24, 1946, in Alhambra, California, he was the son of George Enochs, Sr., and Mildred (Cain) Enochs. He was a self-employed truck driver and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Humbles and husband Rick of Indianapolis, Cynthia Sweet of Greenwood and Nicole Karr of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Ashli, Crystal, Ross, Marissa, McKenzie and Isabella; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosann Mahuron and husband Wayne; four brothers, George Enochs Jr., Rick Enochs and wife Marsha, Greg Enochs and Randy Enochs, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Curtis Enochs; a sister, Sandra Super; and a brother-in-law, David Norris.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Patsy JoAnn (Jenkins) Benson

July 1, 1936 — April 30, 2017

Patsy JoAnn (Jenkins) Wiley Benson was officially given her wings and title of Guardian Angel on April 30, 2018.

She was born July 1, 1936, in Bedford, to Walter Jenkins and Mary Jo Dalton. She was the fourth of 14 children born to Mary Jo.

She married Kermit Wiley in Wabash in 1953 before he left for the Korean War. They were married for 19 years. She married Ronald Benson in 1972. Ronald preceded her in death in 2002, which was a real surprise since she hadn’t yet given him permission.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Tim) McDonald of Lincoln City Oregon, Marcia (Kevin) Wiley-Murphy of Sacramento California, and Audie (Joyce) Wiley of Concord, California; five grandchildren, Chas Stumbo, Isabel Beard, Joshua Wiley, Jeremy Wiley and Shane Wiley; nine great-grandkids; and three great-great-grandkids, Caiden, Sophie and Evalynn. She is also survived by eight sisters, Jeanie Judah, Jackie Short, Laura Thomas, Beverly Chain, Rosie McDonald, Sandra Nordhoff, Jo Ellen Sutton and Linda Randolph and two brothers, Michael and Christopher Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Georganna Jenkins and Jane Gilbert; and one brother Steve Gilbert.

She lived in Wabash from 1950-1962, Urbana, 1962-1972, Wabash again 1972-1979. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979 and to Lincoln City, Oregon, on the ocean, in 1996. During her life, she worked at Wagners, Magnetics, General Tire, had her own hair & wig salon, owned an auction business, worked in several casinos in Las Vegas, and did home health care in Oregon.

She was well known for many reasons, biggest being her kind and generous heart. She loved to sew and made hundreds of baby quilts. She gave them all away. Someone would be walking by with a child, and she would run out and give them one of her quilts. She donated many to charities. She touched hundreds of lives with her quilts and would not have it any other way.

She was known for her colorful eyeglasses. She had a pair of glasses for every different color outfit in her closet. She loved everyone, but liking you could change from one minute to the next. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was a wonderful jokester. She loved to take her kids and their friends to line up cans across the highway then hide in the ditch when the cars hit them. She loved a good gay rights rally and could be found chanting “2-4-6-8, how do you know your kids are straight.” Around Lincoln City, she was known as the little old lady driving the big red truck.

She was the glue that held her very large family together. She was the boss, the family knew it and let her rule. Nothing made her happier than a family reunion. You could always find her at the center of the action, dancing, singing and making sure that everyone got the door prize that they really wanted.

We have no doubt that she is in heaven bossing everyone around and making sure heaven has a nice porch, a swing set, a fort and maybe a slide. She is free of the confines of her physical body, and her soul is soaring. Her last request was that everyone know “she knew better and did it anyway”.

We respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or you simply remember how she touched your life and pay it forward.

Mary P. Taylor

Mary P. (Goldsberry) Taylor, 71, Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

May 04, 2018

Edmund L. Doane

Edmund Laverne “Tuck” Doane, 85, of Bedford, died April 20. Celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 03, 2018

Lincoln Knox King

Dec. 2, 2017 — May 2, 2018

Lincoln Knox King, 5 months, of Bedford, passed away on May 2, 2018, at 6:15 a.m. at his residence.

Born Dec. 2, 2017 in Bloomington, he was the son of Justin and Rita (Tuddy) King.

Lincoln is survived by his parents, Justin and Rita King; four half-brothers, Mason, Jarrett and Cooper Mack and Zachary King; maternal grandmother, Offie Tuddy; paternal grandparents, Richard and Barbara King; great-grandparents, Nona Tincher and Delores Duggar; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ronnie Tuddy.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell City Cemetery.

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

Jody Lee McLaughlin

Dec. 17, 1971 — Jan. 12, 2018

Jody Lee McLaughlin passed away in Fort Wayne.

Born Dec. 17, 1971, in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond and Jean (Brewer) McLaughlin.

He is survived by his mother, Jean and husband Wendell Sullivan; two sons, Cody and Garrett; daughter, Miley of Jeffersonville; and two nieces, Allison (Nick) Hembree and Adrianne (Jeremy) Karr.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; and two brothers, Eugene and Tim McLaughlin.

A celebration of life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

John Blaine Elmore

Jan. 24, 1947 — May 1, 2018

John Blaine Elmore, 71, of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at 2:37 p.m. at Salem Crossing in Salem.

He was born in Bedford on Jan. 24, 1947, to Stacy and Helen (Williams) Elmore. John married Marilyn Patton on Oct. 27, 1967 in Bedford, and she survives.

John was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1965, was a member of the Northside Christian Church in New Albany.

He was retired from the Indiana State Police with 35 years of service. He retired from the Sellersburg Post and also worked many years from the Lafayette Post.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Elmore of Salem; two children, John B. Elmore Jr. and wife Nikki of Salem, and Kena Elmore of Salem; grandchildren, Laken Elmore, Tanner Elmore, Jacob Williams, Kaitlyn Jackson and Nikki Brown; and great-grandchildren, Maci, Thomas, Braylynn, Jacob, Dayton, Nolan, Addison and Harper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Brayden Elmore

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday May 4, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with State Police Chaplain Daniel Coffey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Allen D. Enochs

Allen D. Enochs, 72, Bedford, died Wednesday, May 2. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 02, 2018

Kevin L. Sluder

May 21, 1956 — April 25, 2018

Kevin L. Sluder, 61, of Bedford, passed away at 3:52 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington.

He was born in Bedford on May 21, 1956, to Richard N. Sluder and Dorothy A. (Ira) Sluder. Kevin married Patricia Wolma on May 16, 1981, in West Lafayette and she survives.

Kevin was a retired draftsman with Evans Limestone where he had 31 years of service. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1974, a graduate of Vincennes University, and a graduate of Indiana State University in 1981

He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Praise Team.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sluder of Bedford; two sons, Erik Sluder and wife Tawana of Bedford and Alex Sluder of Bedford; his father, Richard N. Sluder of Bedford; three brothers, Richard K. Sluder and wife Diane, Kim Sluder and Timothy Sluder and wife Tina, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A celebration of Kevin’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Woodville Baptist Church.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Joe Hibbard

April 19, 1935 — April 27, 2018

The Lord called home one of his most kind-hearted souls, Bobby Joe Hibbard, on Friday, April 27, 2018, at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born April 19, 1935, in Laurel County, Kentucky, he was the son of Joseph Marshall and Polly Jane (Feltner) Hibbard, He married Amely Brown on July 6, 1956; she passed away on Oct. 28, 2013.

Bobby Joe was retired from General Motors, Indianapolis, and was a member of Bartlettsville Christian Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Darlene (William) Swallers of Knightstown; son, Bobby (Becky) Hibbard II of Camby; grandchildren, Joshua Swallers, Zachary Swallers, William Swallers, Steven Swallers, Jessica Hibbard, Alyssa Hibbard, Bobby Joe Hibbard III; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florence (Allen) Scott.

He is also survived by his loving companion, Nancy Deckard; her daughter, Amber (Levi) Godsey; and grandchildren, Bracie, Brandt and Adacyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Amely; daughter, Carolyn Sue; seven brothers and sisters.

A memorial service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Bartlettsville Christian Church, with Tim Day officiating.

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

Roger Moses Keith

Feb. 18, 1984 — May 1, 2018

Roger Moses Keith, 34, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at his residence.

Born Feb. 18, 1984, in Bedford, he was the son of Roger William and Theresa Diane (Cassidy) Keith.

Moses enjoyed playing bass guitar.

Survivors include his parents, Roger and Theresa Keith of Mitchell; brothers, Christopher Keith of Bedford, Joshua Keith of Mitchell and Jonathan Keith of Mitchell; nephews, Charlie and Ashur Keith; and nieces, Olivia, Kaylynn, Josie and Carly Keith.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Charles Melvin Horton

Jan. 24, 1937 — April 30, 2018

Charles Melvin Horton, 81, of Norman, passed away on April 30, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Horton was a member of Mundell Christian Church, Heltonville.

He received his Master’s Degree in Math and Graphics from Indiana University and began teaching at Seymour High School in 1963, where he taught for 16 years. During the summer months each year of his teaching career, Mr. Horton constructed homes.

He was also a farmer, raised beef cattle and was a member of the Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association and Indiana Farm Bureau. Mr. Horton was a happy person who enjoyed working and helping others.

Born on Jan. 24, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Campbell and Delcie Cummings Horton, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 21, 1960, in Bedford, he married Josephine Eggers and she survives in Norman.

Survivors also include two brothers, John Horton of Batesville and Tom (Grace) Horton of Norman; two sisters, Callie S. (Merrill) Butler of Brownsburg and Mary Lou (Gary) Smith of Harrison, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great-nephews.

Besides his parents, Mr. Horton was also preceded in death by one brother, Maurice Lee Horton; and one niece, Ruth Horton.

Funeral service for Charles Melvin Horton will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Pastor John Wisley officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc.

Interment will be at Mundell Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Mundell Christian Church, Mundell Cemetery or Donor’s Choice.

Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh.com.

William A. “Billy” Deckard

Nov. 10, 1954 — April 20, 2018

William August “Billy” Deckard Jr., Indianapolis, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2018, at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William August Sr., and Barbara Jean Atwell Deckard. He married Cynthia Lynn Ingalls on Dec. 19, 1981

He graduated from Lincoln Tech, Indianapolis, and was an ASE Certified Auto Tech. He worked at Hubler Chevrolet and then Ray Skillman, where he retired.

He was a member of lodge no. 714 of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; sons, William James (Shelly) Deckard of Bedford and Samuel Joel Deckard; grandson, Avery Jackson Deckard of Indianapolis; a sister (his Sissy), Wendy Rae Deckard (Bud Adams) Boyer of Bedford; mother-in-law, Shirley A. Babb Ingalls of Bedford; brother-in-law, Joseph E. (Lita) Ingalls of Westfield; nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Jack.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, James F. Ingalls; and brother-in-law, Jimmy W. Ingalls.

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

Allen D. Enochs

Allen D. Enochs, 72, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 01, 2018

Janet Stewart

May 11, 1939 — April 29, 2018

Janet Carol Stewart, 78, of Bedford, died at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Born May 11, 1939, in Lexington, Virginia, she was the daughter of Paul Houston and Margaret Marie Smith and Ila Gertrude Hickman, birth mother.

She married Norman James Lindley Jr., on March 30, 1956, and with this union five children were born. She next married William “Willie” Edward Owens, on Feb. 25, 1978, and he preceded her in death. She next married Robert Dale “Bobby” Stewart, on Aug. 20, 1988, and he preceded her in death.

Janet worked as a CNA at the Hospitality House in Bedford and as a volunteer and Nurse’s Tech at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

The majority of her life was spent as a homemaker and raising her five children. Her unwaivering dedication and love for taking care of her fourth child Tammy, who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy, was the priority of her life.

Her life with her second husband Willie included camping, fishing and enjoying family time at their farm at Sullivan Cave in Springville. Her love and devotion to him as he battled cancer was yet another example of her great devotion to care for others.

Her life with her third husband Bobby was spent camping and enjoying their retirement years at their home in Bedford by their pond with their dogs Muffin and Molly.

She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Gately Basinger of Ankeny, Iowa, Hope Elaine (Mark) Lindsey of French Lick and Paula Kay Lindley (Mark) Butler of Bedford; one son Mark Alan (Teresa) Lindley of Orleans; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous step children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl Muterspaw and Paul Muterspaw Jr. of Virginia; her husbands; and her daughter, Tammy Sue Lindley.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Ken Walden officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery West in Springville.

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

Sherrill L. Elliott

Aug. 1, 1926 — April 30, 2018

Sherrill L. Elliott, age 91, of Washington, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 3:28 a.m. at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1926, in Oolitic to Lacy and Inez May (Allison) Elliott. He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1944, and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II.

His work career included sales positions for Donaldson Bread, which lead him to the Washington area in 1959, then Chesty Potato Chips for ten years. From there he was hired to manage the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Washington and in 1979 he started a night management position at Hersh’s IGA where he had retired.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Cheek, whom he married Sept. 19, 1947; three sons, Brent Elliott of Washington, Jay Elliott of Arnold, Missouri and Matt Elliott of Washington; sisters, Peggy White of Fayettville and Carol Clark of Bedford; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Ruth Ann King, Joy White, Mildred Kessinger and Nita Pruett; and a brother, Don Elliott.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Entombment will be in the Sugarland Memory Garden Mausoleum. Military graveside rites will be held by the Washington American Legion and VFW.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary.

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

Peggy Jordan

Peggy (Reed) Jordan, 66, Bloomington, died Friday. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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