Obituaries

Obituaries – August 2014

August 19, 2014

Anna E. Turner

June 1, 1931 — Aug. 17, 2014

Anna E. (Smoot) Turner, 83, of Bedford, died at 4:21 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 1, 1931, at Indian Springs in Martin County, she was the daughter of Russell and Georgia (Curran) Smoot. She married Loris Estil Allen in 1947. She later married Raymond Concannon in 1963 and he preceded her in death. She married James “Red” Turner in 1985 and he preceded her in death in 1991.

She was employed at Sarkes-Tarzian in the Test Department and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, Paul Allen of Oolitic; 11 grandchildren;  27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two sons, Tony Allen and Phillip Allen; six brothers, Sherman, Henry, Roy, Eugene, Lloyd “Bud” Smoot and one in infancy; five sisters, Mattie Roberts, Addie Mae Smith, Ethel Carmichael, Mary Greer and Katherine Deckard; and a grandson, Tony Ray Allen Jr.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Anna at www.daycarter.com.

Brian P. Blanchard

Aug. 22, 1969 — Aug.17, 2014

Brian Phillip Blanchard, 44, of Bedford, died Sunday at Indiana University Health, Bedford.

Born Aug. 22, 1969, in Oswego, N.Y., he was the son of Warren Blanchard and Connie Branchau.

He was a graduate of Oswego (N.Y.) High School, Class of 1987; he was very active in Lawrence County Alcoholics Anonymous.

Surviving are four daughters, Sarah Stroud, Alisha Sandoval, Marissa Clavelli and Brianna Blanchard; two sons, Joseph and Phillip Blanchard; one grandchild, Etzio Stroud; three brothers, Jay Branchau, Jeff Blanchard and Matthew Maynard; two sisters, Mary Ellen Statts and Sonya Nau; his stepfather, Robert Branchau; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mary Blanchard.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Robert W. Giles

March 18, 1924 — Aug. 16, 2014

Robert W. “Bob” Giles, 90, died Saturday at his home in Vinings, Ga.

Bob was born March 18, 1924, to Walter and Lottie Giles in Springville. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as Gunnery Instructor during World War II while stationed in Harlingen, Texas, from 1943 to 1946.

After the war he returned to college at Indiana University, where he earned a BS in Business. He married Geraldine Morrison in November 1948. “Bob & Gerry” were married for 58 years, until her death in 2006.

They lived in Bedford and Bloomington, then in 1953 they moved to Columbus, Ohio, to begin his long career with Cummins Engine Company. In 1954 the Giles family moved again and settled in Chagrin Falls, a small town southeast of Cleveland.

During those early years, Bob and Gerry became the parents of two daughters, Jo Ellen and Terri. In 1982 after 30 years of successfully leading Cummins Diesel of Northern Ohio, Bob retired as president and CEO. During his retirement Bob and Gerry shared their time between Keowee Key, S.C. and Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.

Following Gerry’s passing in 2006, Bob began a new chapter in his life. He purchased a beautiful condo in Vinings, Georgia, located very close to his eldest daughter Jo Ellen Tansil. He met a beautiful woman residing in the same building. Bob had not yet lost his touch and married Susan Stephens in 2007. Bob and Susan shared 7 special years together traveling, meeting new people and making new friends and of course sharing many meals at Canoe and Capital Grill, two of their favorite restaurants. Bob was blessed to have Susan in his life those last years. She was loving and nurturing. When he began getting sick she was there by his side.

Bob is survived by his wife, Susan Giles; his two daughters, Jo Ellen (Allen) Tansil of Georgia and Terri Giles Brindley, who resides in Colorado. Bob had four grandchildren, Ryan (Yukie) Shaw, Robyn Shaw, Lindsay Brindley (Adam) Fontichiaro and Robert Giles Brindley. Bob is also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Aili Shaw, Clay Armentrout and Kieran Fontichiaro. After his marriage to Susan Stephen he was fortunate to call three more daughters his own, Shelley Corgel, Stephanie Cross, Shane Foley and six stepgrandchilren, Leah Corgel, Laina Corgel Malright, Patrick Foley, Kayla Foley, Maya Cross and Lacree Cross.

Bob was a member of Northside United Methodist and a charter member of Valley Presbyterian Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He was a former member of Chagrin Valley Country Club and Cross Creek Country Club in Seneca, S.C. Bob was most of all a regular guy who touched the hearts of many lives. He generously shared his lifelong stories and good fortune by passing on gifts to not only his family but sometimes people who were in need and he did not even know them.

We love you so much and will miss you Daddy, Grandpa, Pop, Uncle Bob, Papa Bob, Grand Bob and BOB.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. A reception will follow after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donation are welcomed by Must Ministries, P.O. Box 1717, Marietta, GA 30061 (mustministries.org) or Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, 760 Pollard Blvd. SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 (olphhome.org).

The family wishes to thank Always Best Care for their loving support over the past four months. And to The One Group nurses for their true compassion and guidance during the last few days if his life.

August 18, 2014

Mack W. Banks

Nov. 6, 1927 — Aug. 15, 2014

Mack W. Banks, 86, of Bedford died at 6:40 p.m. on Friday at the White River Lodge.

Born Nov. 6, 1927, in Springville, he was the son of Frank and Lorene (Greer) Banks. He married Ameila Ramsey on May 2, 1967, and she survives.

He was a retired bus driver and maintenance worker for the North Lawrence Community Schools.

He attended Silverville Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia of Bedford; six sons, Thomas Chumley and wife Wanda of Radcliff, Ky., Douglas Chumley and wife Cheryl of Sanford, Va., Curt Chumley of Seymour, and David Wayne Banks and fiancé Missy, Mack Banks Jr., and Daniel Banks and fiancé Jane, all of of Bedford; one daughter, Catherine Lynn Brown and husband Robert of Bedford; several grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one brother, Chet Banks and wife Patty of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers, Richard “Bill” Banks, Franklin Banks, Jim Banks, John Banks, Roger Banks, and three in infancy; and one sister, Wanda Jackson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter No. 2. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Wilma J. Watson

Oct. 1, 1925 — Aug. 13, 2014

Wilma Jean Watson, 89, of Bloomington died at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 1, 1925, in Brown County, she was the daughter of John W. and Bertha Mae (Griffin) Hyde. She married Howard Franklin “Frank” Watson and he preceded her in death.

She had worked for Indiana University as a housekeeper in the Forrest Dorm.

She attended the Guthrie Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Scott of Clearwater, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Timothy Scott Fields, Lora Kay Smith, Darren Howard Fields, Christopher Patrick Fields, and Amber Watson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Gary Frank Watson; and eight brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hayes Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Brian Mitchell Sr.

Oct. 5, 1965 — Aug. 14, 2014

Brian A. Mitchell Sr., 48, Bedford, passed away Thursday at his residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1965, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Louis Mitchell and Martha (Rogers) Davidson.

Brian was a mason and most recently worked at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.

He was member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are his mother, Martha Davidson of Mitchell; children, Brian A. Mitchell Jr., and Donetta Hall, both of Bedford; siblings, Lillian Lesley, Rebecca Russell, Jerry Wayne Watts, David Mitchell, and Lewis Wayne Mitchell;  and grandchildren, Elliana Mitchell and Willow Hall.

His father, Louis Mitchell preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at noon on Thursday at Haverly Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: The Brian Mitchell Sr., family.

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

Anna Turner

Anna Turner, 83, Bedford, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 17, 2014

Lonnie E. South

Feb. 26, 1946 — Aug. 15, 2014

Lonnie E. South, 68, of Bedford, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at the IU Health Hospice House surrounded by his family.

Born, February 26, 1946, in Muncie, Indiana, he was the son of Willard South and Georgia (Gerhing) McGill.

Lonnie was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post #250 in Mitchell, Indiana, and he retired from NAVFC Crane Naval Base, where he was a purchasing agent.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Brenda (Matherly) Finke South, his children, Missi (South) Harrell (Jeff) of Bedford, Denise (Finke) Frey (Eric) of Cloverdale, Tina (Finke) Scott (Robert) of Bloomington and Dennis Finke Jr. of Terre Haute, ten grandchildren, Maleah, Jacob and Josh Harrell, Kayla Pyne and Kirsten Frey, Jaxon and Landon, Dennis III, Alivia and Aaliyah Finke; four sisters, Marilyn Goodman (Dennis), Sharon Russell (Roger), Shirley Terrell (Ronnie), Susie Hall; one brother, Walter “Tic” McGill of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David South.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at Day and Carter Funeral Home in Bedford.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Day and Carter Funeral Home with Richard Holt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, The American Cancer Society, The Diabetes Association or The American Heart Association.

Memories of Lonnie and condolences may be made to the family at www.daycarter.com.

Mack W. Banks

Mack W. Banks, 86, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wilma Jean Watson

Wilma Jean Watson, 88, of Bloomington died Wednesday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hays Cemetery.

August 16, 2014

William A. Davis, Jr.

June 25, 1941 — Aug. 13, 2014

William A. Davis Jr., 73, of Bedford, died at 9:11 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born June 25, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William A. and Moneva I. (Hillenburg) Davis. He married Nancy Fox on Dec. 23, 1966, and she survives. He retired from Otis Elevator after 16 years.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Bedford; three sons, Allen Davis and wife Sandy of Bloomington, Jason Davis and wife Sheryl of Louisiana and Bob Davis and wife Amy of Bedford; a daughter, Dianna Hardwick of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Glasgow of Springville and Joyce Collins of Bedford; and three brothers, Dennis Davis Sr. of East Oolitic, and Claude and Phillip Davis, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents,; a sister, Arleen Thompson; a brother, Robert Davis Sr.; and a granddaughter, Tristyn Hardwick.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family requests contributions be made to the Davis family to defray funeral expenses.

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

Brian A. Mitchell

Oct. 5, 1964 — Aug. 14, 2014

Brian A. Mitchell, 48, Bedford, died Thursday, at his residence. Funeral service will be at noon on Thursday at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Lonnie E. South

Feb. 26, 1946 — Aug. 15, 2014

Lonnie E. South, 68, Bedford, died Friday.

Calling will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. at the mortuary

August 15, 2014

Jane K. Murray

March 14, 1970 — Aug. 12, 2014

Jane K. Murray, 44, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Tuesday.

She was born March 14,1970, and lost her battle with breast cancer. She was the daughter of Judy and Mike Murray of Little Rock and Maumelle, Ark., and Bedford.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Judy Murray; and her paternal grandparents, Catherine and Henry S. Murray Sr. of Bedford.

She is survived by her daughter, Izgi-Judith Murray Ozel; her father, Mike (Henry S., Jr.) Murray of Maumelle; her brothers, Michael Murray of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Patrick Murray of Irving,Texas; her maternal grandparents, Jane and Robert Flinn of Bedford and Bloomington; three nieces and nephew, Miles Murray and Eleanor Murray of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Clare Murray of Grapevine, Texas, and her daughter’s father, Okan Ozel of Los Angeles, Calif.

Jane attended St. Edward Catholic grade school and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy. She attended LSU. After college, Jane moved to New York City where she resided for 18 years. She recently moved to Los Angeles, Calif.

The family plans a private entombment in Bedford in the near future.

The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alice C. Gratzer

Jan. 30, 1920 — Aug. 10, 2014

Alice Christine Gratzer, 94, of Tuscumbia, Ala., formerly of Indianapolis, died Sunday at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehab Center in Florence, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, three brothers and her husband of 48 years, Earl Richard Gratzer.

A private graveside service was held Thursday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford officiated by the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

William A. Davis Jr.

June 25, 1941 — Aug. 13, 2014

William A. Davis Jr., 73, of Bedford, died at 9:11 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary. The family requests contributions be made to the Davis family to defray funeral expenses.

Memorials: The family to help with funeral expenses.

August 14, 2014

M. Farrell Robbins

May 7, 1922 — Aug. 12, 2014

M. Farrell Robbins, 92, of Bedford, died at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 7, 1922, in Oolitic, he was the son of Clint and Nellie (May) Robbins. He married Beulah Haverly on June 21, 1947; she died June 11, 2005.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1941; was on the Bedford Police Deptartment 21 years, retiring in 1969; and was Lawrence County Sheriff from 1975-1978.

He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church, Mitchell.

 He was also a Veteran of World War II, Naval Reserve, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Farrell’s ship was sunk off the coast of Normandy on D-Day. He was a member of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford; a 50-Year member of Bedford Masonic LodgeNo. 14, F&AM; and a life member of the Sheriff’s Association and F.O.P Stone City Lodge No. 94.

Surviving are one son, Michael F. (Patty) Robbins of Bedford; one grandson, Michael Zackary “Zack” (Jordan) Robbins of Bedford; one granddaughter, Marcy Katherine Robbins of Indianapolis; and three great-grandsons, Quincy, Colt and Beau.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Terri Lynn Robbins; and one sister, Lee Etta New.

Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Friends may call  from 4-8 p.m.on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

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

Shirley Yaney

May 12, 1935 — Aug. 12, 2014

Shirley Yaney, 79, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord Tuesday at her residence.

Born May 12, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Oscar Allen and Maggie Mae Grogan. She married Joseph Robert Yaney on Oct. 14, 1950, and he preceded her in death.

She retired as a nurses’ assistant for Westview Manor and Bedford Nursing Home. She was a member of the Judah Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her grandkids.

Her hobbies were western movies, crossword puzzles, computer games and collecting Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.

Survivors include a son, Rick Yaney and wife Inez, of Bedford; three daughters, Gaye Conner of Springville, Sherry McIntosh and husband Doug, of Bedford, Lela O’Bannon and husband John, of Owensburg; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Luella Jones and Zelma Cole, both of Mitchell; and four brothers, David, Millard and Marvin Grogan, all of Bedford, Jack Grogan of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Bobby Lee; and four sisters, Penny Grogan, Sue McDaniels, Eva Oliver and Amilda Faye Lessig.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Judah Church of Christ with Pastor Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Lola F. Carter

April 7, 1929 — Aug. 13, 2014

Lola Faye Carter, 85, of Bedford, daughter of Roy and Winnie Cheek, born on April 7, 1929, in a home birth as a twin to Nola Mae; passed away peacefully at Westview Nursing Home on Wednesday morning.

Surviving are three children, Ron Pace, Linda Robinson (Robert) and Denise Terrell (Larry); grandchildren, Mindy Mosier (Kevin), Missy Shaw (Greg), Cara Keithley (Landon), Dylan Terrell, Misty Samman (Samer), Jennifer Prange (Rich), and Ronnie Corcoran; great-grandchildren, Mariah Mills, Brett Mosier (Brianne), Whitney Mosier, Cailey Mills, Jordan Samman, Maddie Prange, and Emmalyn Keithley; two sisters, Rosalie Hammond and Cathleen Nelson (Conrad); a brother, Dale Cheek (Brenda); two sisters-in-law, Diane Cheek and Sue Cheek; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Effie Grace and her twin, Nola Mae Ingle; and two brothers, Raymond and Frank Cheek.

She was a former employee of Bedford Medical Center and a homemaker.

Faye was gentle, kindhearted, sweet and loving to her family friends and acquaintances. She loved to play euchre and had a joyful sense of humor. When you think of her you can’t help but to smile. She made a huge impact on all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be  at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery.

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

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

William ‘Bill’ Busch

Dec. 11, 1937 — Aug. 10, 2014

William “Bill” Busch, 76, of Bedford, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born in Greensburg to Jack and Viola (Baldwin) Busch on Dec. 11, 1937. Bill married Rosalie (Corey) Root in 1991 and she survives.

Bill was a retired Truck Driver and an U.S. Army veteran, serving with the Special Forces. He was a member of the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33, and Oolitic Patriot Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Busch of Bedford; one daughter, Patricia Ann (Busch) Mabrey and husband Matt of Springville; one stepdaughter, Becky (Art) Miller of Heltonville; two stepsons, Tim (Vonda) Root of Mitchell, and Charlie (Robin) Root of Bedford; one brother, Mike (Rita) Busch of Bedford, stepfather, Mike Kosich of San Diego, Calif., 16 grandchildren, Marc Harrison Busch, Ty York, Jerrod Langley, Ashley Hutchens, Meagan Mabrey, Emilee Mabrey, Elijah Langley, Kristen Arthur O’Brien, Brandon Seth Miller, Maxwell Luke Miller, Amber Burgess, Josh Root, Kristney Coomer, Coreylyn Christan, Kelby Root, Rodney Root and Timmy Devin Root; 22 great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Precious No-No

Bill was preceded in death by his parent;one daughter, Susan May Busch; two brothers, Tommy Busch and Jerry Busch; one sister, Ruth Ann Ravencroft; his stepmother, Mable Busch; and  his beloved dog, Fibber McGee.

Cremation was chosen; a celebration of Bill’s life will be at a later date

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Davis

William Davis, 73, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 13, 2014

Richard Pahmeier

May 25, 1956 — Aug. 9, 2014

Richard D. Pahmeier, 58, of Williams, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on May 25, 1956, in Linton, to Richard “Dick” Pahmeier and Sherry (Franklin) Pahmeier. He graduated from Manoma Grove High School in Wisconsin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran; he was a mechanic and laborer.

Richard liked being outdoors, loved riding his Harley, fishing, hunting and camping. He loved his dog Duke.

Survivors include his mother, Sherry Pahmeier and her companion Willard Lindsey of Bedford; his companion Rosey; two brothers, Jan Pahmeier of Terre Haute and Gordon (Pam) Pahmeier of Wisconsin; four sisters, Vicki (Troy) Lee of Bedford, Toni (Larry) Wood of Arkansas, Traci (Jimmy) Kestler of Louisville, and Charmine (Tommy) Cardwell of New Albany; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard “Dick” Pahmeier on July 23, 2007; and his grandparents.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services.

Lillie Stanley

Jan. 10, 1922 — Aug. 10, 2014

Lillie Stanley, 92, of Mitchell, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Clay County, Ky., the daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Morgan) Napier. She married Clarice Stanley on Jan. 12, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1994.

She was an active member of The First Apostolic Church in Mitchell and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Joseph (Glenda) Stanley of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter-in-law, Pattie Stanley; two brothers, Roscoe (Irene) Napier of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Charlie Napier of Lebanon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Bradford J Stanley, Rebecca (William) Stone, Aaron Stanley, Matthew Stanley and Shanon (Henry) Chapman; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Rickie Stanley; and one brother, Michael Napier.

The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at The First Apostolic Church in Mitchell with Pastor Robert Burton officiating. Burial will follow with a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Kraft Graceland Cemetery in New Albany.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Friday from 5 p.m. until service time.

Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Apostolic Church.

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

Mary L. East

Feb. 22, 1929 — Aug. 11, 2014

Mary L. East, 85, of Bedford, passed away on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

The daughter of Alonzo and Minnie (Whitted) Speer, she was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Bedford.

Mary graduated from Shawswick High School in 1947. She retired from NSWC Crane in 1989 after 15 years of service.

Mary married William East Jr. on Aug. 17, 1958. Bill preceded her in death in 2011. Her parents and her brother, James Speer, also preceded her in death.

Mary is survived by a son, Michael Allen and wife Carolyn of Sanford, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Godsey and husband Wilburn, of Monticello, Ky., and Billie Bannister and her husband Murfin, of The Villages, Fla.; and two generations of grandchildren.

Other survivors include Mary’s brothers, Walter and Fred Speer and their wives, Mary Ann and Jeannie, respectively; sisters- and brother-in-law, Laverne Speer, Creston and Kathleen East, and Anna Brickweg; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Dayla Jackson, and is survived by stepdaughters, Julie Graham and Cassie Hill.

There will be no memorial services. Interment will be at Pinhook Christian Church cemetery in Lawrence County.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

William ‘Bill’ Busch

Dec. 11, 1937 — Aug. 10, 2014

William “Bill” Busch, 76, Bedford, died at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Cremation was chosen, a celebration of Bill’s life will be at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Yaney

Shirley Yaney 79, of Bedford died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 12, 2014

Mary L. East, 85, died Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Richard D. Pahmeier, 58 died at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

William “Bill” Busch, 76,  died at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

August 11, 2014

Lucille Lynch

May 12, 1925 — Aug. 8, 2014

Lucille Lynch, 89, Williams, went to be with the Lord at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.

Born on May 12, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Iva Etchison. Lucille married Leo Lynch on April 6, 1946, and he survives.

A 1944 graduate of Williams High School, she worked at M. Fines and Sons, and Pinnick Country Store.

She was a member of the Williams First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Leo; four children, Robert D. Lynch, Evon L. “Vonnie” Emmick, Daniel R. Lynch and Millie M. Tidd, all of Williams; eight grandchildren, Kelly Lawyer, Amy Stockman, Robert Lynch, Matthew Lynch, Jimmy Coulter, Danielle Todd, Tana Tidd and Benjamin Tidd; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorene Mitchell of Oolitic and Marsha Tolbert of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Ruby Kinder, Louise Terrell, Marie Mundy and Louella Craig; and one brother, Leroy Etchison in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Ronald E. Woodford

Dec. 5, 1935 — Aug. 9, 2014

Ronald Edward Woodford, 78, passed away at 7:41 p.m. Saturday at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born Dec. 5, 1935, in Winnebago, Minn., he was the son of Russell and Margaret (Liechtinberg) Woodford. He married Wanda Maxine Sanders Aug. 13, 1955, and she preceded him in death March 31, 2014.

Ron was a retired, hard-working man. He was a devoted husband, loving father and wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather.

Surviving are daughters, Ronda (Dan) Gillespie, Teresa (Monte) Tirey, Mitchell, Tonia Cagle and Ann (David) Jones, all of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Day and Virginia Wright, both of LeRoy, Ill., Carol Hawkins of Pinckneyville, Ill., and Helen Schenk of Bloomington, Ill.,; and brother, David Woodford of Ellsworth, Ill.

His parents; son, Randy Eugene Woodford; sister, Charlotte Brown and two other siblings; and grandson, Benjamin Wayne Tirey, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jonah Gillespie and Jason Gillespie officiating. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Lisa Meadows

Lisa Meadows, 47, Bedford, died Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lillie Stanley

Lillie Stanley, 92, Mitchell, died at 3:18 a.m. on Sunday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

August 10, 2014

Lucille Lynch

Lucille Lynch, 89, of Williams, died Friday. Visitation will be at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral will be there at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

August 09, 2014

Mark D. Ross

Dec. 18, 1950 — Aug. 6, 2014

Mark Ross, 63, Oolitic, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington.

Born Dec. 18, 1950, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer and Betty (White) Ross. He married Wanda (Morgan) Chandler on July 28, 1972, and she survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Bedford High School.

He was a supervisor at Crane Army Ammunition and recently retired after 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in one tour in Vietnam.

He was an avid IU and Colts fan, a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Ross of Oolitic; one son, Mark (Marcia) Ross of Bloomington; two daughters, Tammy (Scott) Kimmel and Marla Chandler, both of Bedford; six grandchildren, Sarah Morgan, Connor Morgan, Shelby (Dustin) White, Regan (Angie) Mallory, and Macy and Zoey Ross. He is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Andy (Dena) Kimmel and Cassandra (John) Payton and three great-grandchildren, Carson, DJ, and Harper.

Also surviving are his stepmother, Joan Shull of North Vernon; three brothers, Wallace Ross of North Vernon, Delbert Ross of Commiskey, and Leonard (Becky) Ross of Commiskey, three aunts, Vicky (Tom) Prince of Bedford, Nancy White of Vacaville, Calif., and Linda White of Bedford; one uncle, Roger (Ivy) White, Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six uncles; and two brothers, Ezariah Mosier and Marvin Ross.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Gillen Post 33.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Nathan A. Sykes

Feb. 15, 1980 — Aug. 8, 2014

Nathan Allen Sykes, 34, of Mitchell, died Friday at his residence.

Born Feb. 15, 1980, he was the son of Chester and Jane (Miller) Sykes. He was a quarry stone mill worker with Rogers Group.

Survivors include his children, Brooke, Ashlynn, Katy and Shyann; siblings, Leon Sykes and wife Terri, Dennis Sykes, Kim Pannell and husband Scott, Jeannie Blackwell and husband Cecil, Shelly Johnson, Raymond Sykes and wife Wanda, Ernie Sykes and wife Marta, Jason Sykes and wife Renee; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

August 08, 2014

Charlotte J. Burton

Nov. 12, 1937 — Aug. 5, 2014

Charlotte Joan Burton, 76, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Born Nov. 12, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Withers) Willis. She married Ollie Ray Burton Dec. 31, 1960, and he preceded her in death Oct. 8, 2008.

Joan was a homemaker and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1956. She attended Mount Horeb Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, Kevin Ray (Jerri Lynn) Burton of Bedford; daughter, Kelli Jean (Michael) Borer of League City, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley Lea (Zach) Merchant of Nashville, Tenn., Baron Oliver Fields and Bryce Borer, both of League City, Texas; niece, Pamela Pridemore of  Mitchell; nephew, Jory Earl of Mitchell; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Marie Falkenhof, Mae Hancock, Betty J. Dobson, Robert E. Willis, and Walter “Chub” Willis, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will have a memorial service at 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jack Tyree, Nick Tyree, Rob Tyree, Larry Pollack, Zach Merchant, and Jory Earl.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

Roy D. Tincher

Oct. 8, 1931 — Aug. 7, 2014

Roy Donald Tincher, 82, passed away at 7:58 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Curt and Ivy (Bryant) Tincher. He married Martha Armstrong Feb. 20, 1959.

He retired from Ford-Lincoln-Mercury. He was a 1949 graduate of Huron High School, and a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Roy Don was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Martha Tincher of Mitchell; siblings, Doris Sheeks, Mae Lou Howard, Daniel Tincher, Phillip Tincher and Gerry Tincher, all of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Memorial Gifts: Bryantsville Church of Christ or Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project.

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

Mark D. Ross

Mark D. Ross, 63, of Oolitic died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Deanna Mathis

May 28, 1970 — Aug. 6, 2014

Deanna (Grow) Mathis, 44, Leesville, died Wednesday. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

August 07, 2014

Steven G. House

Nov. 16, 1951 — Aug. 5, 2014

Steven G. “Steve” House, 62, of Bedford, died at 5:05 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 16, 1951, in Framingham, Mass., he was the son of Robert G. and Margaret (Wilcox) House. He married Patricia A. Anderson on May 18, 1991, in New Haven, Conn., and she survives.

He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, and Advanced Education with Financial Planning.

He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New Haven, Conn.

Surviving are his wife, Patty House of Bedford; two sons, Michael J. House at home, and Robert V. House of Virginia; his mother, Margaret House of Greenville, R.I.; one brother, David (Lillian) House of Connecticut; and an uncle, aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert George House; and his grandparents.

A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with Fr. Don Jones officiating. Interment will be at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New Haven, Conn.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to family.

“He lived, he loved and he laughed”.

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

James P. Sturgeon

Dec. 12, 1951 — July 26, 2014

James Patrick “Pat” Sturgeon, 62, of Bedford, passed away July 26 at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Bloomington on Dec. 12, 1951,  the son of Laura Hatchett Sturgeon and Harold E. Sturgeon. He resided in Bloomington most of his life. He attended University High School through 11th grade and also Ivy Tech in Bloomington for two years studying photography; he acquired his GED.

Pat served in the U.S. Army where he was an MP, served two years in Vietnam from 1971-1973, he was honorably discharged, and he worked at Vincennes Hospital as an orderly and Bloomington Hospital in nuclear medicine for several years. He always said he wanted to give back to the people by working in hospitals after leaving Vietnam. He worked at Crane Naval Warfare Center and retired in 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Kimberly A. Sturgeon; two brothers-in-law, Langdon D. Wood and Mark S. Wood; mother-in-law, “Jodi,” who he loved admired and respected so much; brothers, Harold “Butch” Sturgeon, Rodney Sturgeon, and Roger Sturgeon; several nieces and nephews; his son, Duane Connaughton; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Young; and two grandsons, Tor Michael Connaughton and Gunner James Connaughton.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Phyllis A. Hart and Mary E. Gaudreau; and brother, Homer Sturgeon.

Pat was known for his love of music, he was a musician, composer and recording artist, and a master of several instruments, he was also a published photographer. His love of music and photography ran hand in hand.

Pat was a Christian man. His love of God and Faith were never ending. He read his Bible and prayed for family and friends on a daily basis. He was truly saved!

He also leaves his two beloved cats BaBalouie and Tomboy, and his very good lifelong friend like a brother, David Pacific.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion or the Cancer Society.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at the Bloomington American Legion at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hugh R. Van Hoy

July 5, 1942 — Aug. 6, 2014

Hugh Richard “Rick” Van Hoy, 72, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 1:28 a.m. Wednesday with his family at his side.

He was born July 5, 1942, in Martin County to Hugh and Addie (Walton) Van Hoy.

He co-owned and retired from Van Hoy Inc., the heating and cooling company his father, mother and late brother, Mike, founded in 1969 in Bedford.

He graduated in 1960 From Sandborn High School and then entered the Army, where he served from 1960-61.

He was a member of American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250 in Mitchell, where he loved to spend time with friends, and was a lifetime charter member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

He enjoyed the outdoors and sports, and he loved to play golf with his wife, Johnie, who passed away in 2012, and friends. Over the years, he also was a fisherman, bowler and pitched slowpitch softball until age 52.

In recent years, he filled the stomachs of family and friends with the fruits of his garden. His salsa — mild, medium and hot — has become legendary.

There are more than a few hikers around Lawrence County toting around the walking sticks he made and sold at Growby’s RTO Home Furnishings.

He loved his family, friends and having fun. He was a loyal fan of Indiana University basketball, the Indianapolis Colts and Pacers and baseball, particularly the St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived by his children, son, Shea Van Hoy and girlfriend Jessica Denson of Louisville, Ky.; and daughter, Misty Grow and husband Brian of Mitchell; sister, Alice Isom and husband Kenneth of Mitchell; brother, Robert Van Hoy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Nicolas and Jayden Hayes, Mitchell; and several extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnie; brother, Mike Van Hoy; and sister, Marilyn Ray; and his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell, with Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to White River Humane Society in Rick’s name.

Condolences can be left for the family at chastainfuneralhome.com.

Mareen E.Lambton

Sept. 4, 1947 — Aug. 4, 2014

Mareen E. “Susie” Lambton, 66, of Mooresville, died at 10:30 p.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Sept. 4, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Larry and Juanita (Goodin) Incollingo. She married Gary Lee Lambton on April 8, 1967 and he preceded her in death. She was co-owner of a retail store in Mooresville.

Survivors include two sons, Shane Lambton and wife Loray of Mooresville and Seth Lambton of Bedford; three grandchildren, Chenea, Parker and Grace Lambton; three sisters, Patricia Comer of Bedford, Mary Jane Neely of Mooresville and Lisa Strange of Mooresville; one brother, Larry Incollingo Jr. of Ellettsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Linda Hatch, Teeny Shoemaker and Mary Noreen Incollingo; several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Joan Burton

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