Obituaries

Obituaries — July 2020

July 08, 2020

Kersti Pemberton

July 06, 1993 — July 4, 2020

Kersti Pemberton, 26, of Bedford, passed away on July 4, 2020.

Born July 6, 1993, in Bedford, she was the daughter of David Lester Pemberton and Amanda Jones.

She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School, was a homemaker, and had previously worked at Pizza Hut, Bedford.

Kersti loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed fishing.

Surviving are her father, David Pemberton; mother, Amanda Jones; three children, Emah Robbins, Hunter Robbins and Avah Robbins; four brothers, Matthew Pemberton, Dillon Pemberton, Dustin Pemberton and Dakota Pemberton; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Hughes; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Larry Hughes; stepfather, Tony Jones; uncle, Larry Hughes; and paternal grandparents, Robert Earl Pemberton and Joyce Pemberton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Ronnie Frost officiating. Burial will be in Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel at https:// www.fergusonlee.com/payments-and-donations/.

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

William Jacob Shaw

March 26, 1989 — July 6, 2020

William Jacob Shaw age 31, of Shoals, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020 in Loogootee.

He was born March 26, 1989 in Bedford to Terry and Rheta (Crowder) Shaw. He was a member of the Shoals High School Class of 2007, was formally employed by U.S. Gypsum and the White Stallion Coal Mine in Montgomery. He was of the Christian Faith.

Survivors include his parents; his grandfather, William Shaw of Shoals, two daughters Kamdyn Shaw and Kamryn Shaw both of Shoals; four brothers, Eric (Jamie) Shaw, Chad (Kellie) Shaw, Joby (Megan) Shaw and Jonah Shaw all of Shoals; nieces and nephew, Maggie Shaw, Gracie Shaw, Carson Shaw, Kenley Shaw and Kyra Shaw; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding him in death are maternal grandparents, Roy Crowder and Vera Crowder; and paternal grandmother Barbara J. Shaw.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Friday at the Shoals Christian Church with Bro. Joe Crow officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday and 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and 12:00 PM until the time of service at the church.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangement.

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

Evelyn “Gayle” Abel

Dec. 16, 1942 — July 4, 2020

Evelyn “Gayle” Abel age 77, of Shoals, passed away on July 4, 2020 in Bedford.

She was born December 16, 1942 in Martin County to Gene and Joyce (Sims) Harding. She married Alan Abel on June 6, 1964 at the Shoals Church of Christ and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2019.

She graduated Shoals High School Class of 1961, worked at Essex in Orleans after high school, The Ellettsville Journal, was Secretary for Shoals Community Schools and was a member of the Ellettsville Church of Christ and the West Shoals Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bart (Brandy) Abel of Bloomington and Bryson (Ashley) Abel of Bedford; and five grandchildren, Abby, Paige, Ty, Elise and Mia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step father James Tuttle, an infant daughter Ambrea Abel and one brother, Loren “Tuffy” Harding.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Stan Day officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 AM until the time of service Thursday.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Mable “Evelyn” Stutsman

May 27, 1950 — July 6, 2020

Mable “Evelyn” Stutsman, 70, of Seymour, passed away at 9:15 pm on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Lutheran Community Home of Seymour.

Born May 27, 1950 in Madison, IN, she was the daughter of James M. and Mabel Alice (Rea) Bruce. She married Douglas L. Stutsman on September 28, 1969. She was a homemaker and member of the First Assembly of God Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include four nephews, Jimmy Dale Bruce and wife, Debbie, of Columbus, Daniel J. Wagner and wife, Misty, of Mitchell, S. E. Stutsman, of Scottsburg, Aaron E. Wagner, of Bedford; and three nieces, Janie M. Hammond and husband, Dick, of Edinburgh, Patty A. Bunton and husband, Jody, of North Vernon, and Evelyn K. Blackburn, of Clifford. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 11th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

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

William Bert “Bill” Chesnut

William Bert “Bill” Chesnut, 90, of Clermont, Florida, died Friday, July 3. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

Alice Elaine (Knapp) Frega

Alice Elaine (Knapp) Frega, 80, of Williams, died March 10. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kyle Wayne Turpin

Kyle Wayne Turpin, 36, of Paoli, died Monday, July 6. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

July 07, 2020

Melissa Beth “Missy” (Hall) Anderson

Dec. 06, 1965 — July 3, 2020

Melissa Beth “Missy” (Hall) Anderson, 54, passed away July 3 at her residence, with her family at her side, after a long, brave fight against cancer.

Born Dec. 6, 1965, in Bedford, to Charles Franklin “Bud” and Flora Elizabeth (Cassidy) Hall, she married Steven Anderson on Feb. 6, 1992, and he survives. She was a stay at home mom, a member of the BNL Class of 1984, and had operated an upholstery business with her sister.

Missy loved animals of all kinds, especially horses and dogs, but she also had cows, goats, donkeys, rabbits, birds, tropical fish and an army of barn cats. She enthusiastically welcomed many local youth from church and school groups to the farm for visits.

Even though she battled illness for more than 20 years, it never defined her. She lived her life to the fullest, enjoying travel, horseback riding and exploring Southern Indiana’s backroads with her sister. Mostly, though, she loved her family and hosted frequent get-togethers for holidays and other special occasions. She was a kind and generous woman who had the ability to make people feel special. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure to have known her.

Survivors include her husband, Steve; mother, Flora; daughter, Brontee; sister, Charla; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Charles Franklin “Buddy” Hall Jr.: and several aunts and uncles.

A private graveside service was held for the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Clara Frances “Frankie” Baker

Feb. 06, 1931 — July 6, 2020

Clara Frances “Frankie” Baker, 89, of Bedford, died at 11:15 am on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born February 6, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Frank and Clara (Ellis) Justus. She married Perry M. Baker, Jr. and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford and a former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Baker, of Bloomington; two sons, Jeff Baker and Joe “Drew” Baker, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, R. Michael Beasley, of Ft. Worth, TX, Juleigh Beasley, Justin Baker and wife, Taylor and Mathew Baker, all of Bedford; seven great grandchildren, Hannah, Caleb, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Joshua Beasley, all of Ft. Worth, TX, and MaKenna and Sawyer Baker, of WA; her friend and caregiver, Misty Hawkins, of Orleans; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Goff, Ivy Baker and Lulabelle Owens; a brother-in-law, Scotty Baker, all of Williams; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, John Brewer and a sister, Catherine Turner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, July 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Gary D. Wrather

June 05, 1945 — July 4, 2020

Gary D. Wrather, 75, of Bedford, died at 11:43 am on Saturday July 4, 2020, at University Hospital, Indianapolis.

There will be a private visitation and funeral at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Gary Zakian officiating. A private burial will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.

Born June 5, 1945, in Champaign County, IL. Gary was the son of Claude Kentner Wrather and Dorothy Marie (Todd) Wrather. Gary married Diane Mae Buss on February 24, 1968.
Gary graduated from The General Motors Institute class of 1968 in Flint, MI. He worked at Central Foundry, Danville and GM Powertrain, Bedford for a total of 42 years and 3 months. He retired as a Senior Engineer in 2005. Gary was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and as a Deacon.

Gary loved any kind of sports and was an avid Fighting Illini, Bears, and White Sox fan. He spent many hours helping coach his Granddaughters’ Fastpitch Softball Team and watching his grandson play football and basketball. Gary cherished his grandchildren and never missed their school events.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years Diane; his two sisters Judy Studer and husband Leo of Champaign, IL, Sharon Peterson and husband Gary of Mahomet, IL, his brother Alan Wrather and wife Betty of Venice, FL; four children, Gregory Wrather and wife Angela of O’Fallon, IL, Timothy Wrather and wife Rebecca of St. Clair Shores, MI, Stacie Leach and husband Justin of
Williams, IN, and Stefanie Morron and husband Mark of Orleans, IN; six grandchildren,
Samantha Holmes, Cassidy Gross, Jacob Lesinski, Jacob Leach, Colten Leach, and Liam
Wrather.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Dorothy Wrather, one brother, Ronald Wrather, and one grandchild, Emily Rosemarie Wrather.

Pallbearers will be Jacob Leach, Colten Leach, Jacob Lesinski, Liam Wrather, Austin Holmes and Nathan Gross.

Memorials: Calvary Lutheran Church, Children’s Heart Association and Lawrence County Community Foundation.

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

Edward A. Jones

May 25, 1936 — July 3, 2020

Edward A. Jones, 84, of Orleans, passed away at 8:57 PM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Salem Crossing.

He was born May 25, 1936 in Muncie, IN, the son of Robert Edward and Lora Gertrude (Shackelford) Jones. He married Wahnemia “Suzie” Jones on April 18, 1964 and she survives.

He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church. A member of the Orleans Masonic Lodge # 153 F & AM and Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69. He is a proud Marine Corps veteran.

He is survived by wife of Orleans; four children, Julie Lynn Jones-Ostmann of Chardon, Ohio, Tanya Sue (Jerry) Stromme of Orleans, IN, Drew (Kristi) Jones of Columbus, Ohio, Brian Edward (Dawn) Jones of Muncie, IN; two brothers, Michael Allen Jones of Florida and Cecil Leroy Raines of Indianapolis; one sister, Vilas “Bibi” King of Orleans; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Howard Ostmann; one sister, Hazel Johnson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on July 8, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Reverend Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post #69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM with a Masonic service at 7:30 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Timothy Edward Perry

April 20, 1958 — July 3, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry, 62, of Bedford died Friday, July 3, 2020, in his home with his family at his side.

He was born April 20, 1958, in Bedford to William Russell Perry and Carolyn Rose Sowders Perry. He was a traveling mechanic for Canadian Pacific Railway.

Survivors include his wife, Christina “Christy” Dishman Perry of Bedford; his mother, Carolyn Perry of Williams; a daughter, Whitney Perry of Bedford; four sons, Jeffrey (Samantha) Perry of Maricopa, Arizona, Dustin Perry of Bedford, Justin (Jasmine) Perry of Springville and Ryan (Haley) Perry of Mitchell; two stepchildren, Garrison Hamlin of Bloomfield and Faith Hamlin of Mitchell; three sisters, Karen (Robert) Cooper of Orleans, Michele Palmer of Virden, New Mexico and Shonda (Troy) Bakker of Tempe, Arizona; a brother, Michael (Rosezona) Bowden of Corydon; eight grandchildren, Alex, Christian, Dylan, Grayson, Braxton, Zuri, William and Addison; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Perry; his grandparents; a sister, Belinda Smale; and a brother in law, John Palmer.

Timothy was a member of the American Legion. He had earned a Black Belt in Karate, loved riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, working on his farm, baling hay and playing with his cows.

There was a gathering of family and friends on Monday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St., Bloomington.

Funeral service followed at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Strunk officiating. Burial will be later at Flynn Cemetery in Greene County.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com

Jill McFarland

Jill McFarland, 86, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 18. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Williams. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Danny Lee Collins Sr.

Danny Lee Collins Sr., 66, of Shoals, died Friday, July 3. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Camala Ann “Cammie “ Bunger

Camala Ann “Cammie “ Bunger, 56, of Franklin, formerly of Seymour, died Sunday, July 5. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Burkholder Chapel. Arrangements by Burkholder Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Evelyn “Gayle” (Harding) Abel

Evelyn “Gayle” (Harding) Abel, 77, of Shoals, died Saturday, July 4. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements by The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

July 06, 2020

Lee Francis Johnson

Oct. 09, 1936 — July 3, 2020

Lee Francis Johnson, 83, of Orleans, passed away at 8:00 AM on July 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born October, 9, 1936 in Orleans, IN, the son of Charles Leon and Eva M. (Worrell) Johnson. He married Mary Ann (Bowlers) Johnson on July 11, 1959 and she preceded in death on July 25, 2004. He married Janet Crecelius on January 12, 2011 and she survives.

He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1954, and was a graduate of Purdue, class of 1958. He was a US Army Reserve veteran, a member of Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post #69, Orleans Masonic Lodge F & AM, Orleans Kiwanis Club, an owner of Riverview Farms, a member of the Syria Christian Church. He served on the Orleans School Board and on the Orange County Community Foundation Board.

Lee is survived by his wife, Janet of Milltown, IN; one son, Douglas (Mary) Johnson of Orleans; one daughter, Amy (Erich) Johnson-Mantel of Indianapolis, IN; three grandchildren, Andrew Johnson of West Lafayette, IN, Michelle Johnson of Dallas, TX, and Kevin Johnson of Orleans; one brother, Larry (Natalie) Johnson of Orleans; one sister, Donna (Charlie) Bryant of Bloomington, IN; two step daughters, Lisa (Denny) Collins of Johns Island, SC and Lori (Doug) Roberts of Bedford; five step grandchildren, Josh (Alison) Mills of Fort Mill, SC, Justin (Loren) Mills of Floyds Knobs, IN, Blaire (Jason) Gilmour of Oakland City, IN, Blake (Chelea) Benham of Elizabethtown, KY and Annie (David) Vanlandingham of Bedford, IN; fourteen step great grand children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Johnson, one son, Brent Eric Johnson, and one daughter, Lorna Beth Johnson.

The funeral will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Syria Christian Church in Orleans with Pastor Ernie Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Syria Christian Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wonder Valley Camp.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Gary Dean Wrather

Gary Dean Wrather, 75, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Danny Lee Collins

Danny Lee Collins, 66, of Shoals, died Friday, July 3. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Kersti Pemberton

Kersti Pemberton, 26, of Bedford, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Evelyn Gale Abel

Evelyn Gale Abel, 77, of Shoals, died Saturday, July 4. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Leah (Calhoun) Lainhart

Leah (Calhoun) Lainhart, 44, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 30. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Weathers Funeral Home. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

July 05, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry

April 20, 1958 — July 3, 2020

Timothy Edward Perry, 62, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home in Bloomington. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

July 04, 2020

James M. Hill

March 18, 1933 — July 02, 2020

James M. Hill, 87, of Bedford died at 11:31 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at the Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 18, 1933 in Lawrence County, IN he was the son of Ira and Minnie Marie (Hall) Hill. He married Evelyn Judah on May 20, 1955 and she preceded him in death on January 13, 2011. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He had worked as a truck driver for Rogers Building Supply.

Survivors include his four children: Jana Reed and husband David, Carol Lane, Gay Lawton and husband Danny, Nathan Hill and wife Amy; thirteen grandchildren: Kea Reed, Josh Reed, Andrea Smith and husband Rodney, Lacey Lane, Miranda Lane, Matthew Lane, Megan Clark and husband Danny, Ben Lawton and wife Cammie, Camden Hill, Shelby Hill, Thomas Lister, Bradley Lister, Megan Lister; eighteen great grandchildren: Gabriel, Kathryn, Audrey, Ella, Kaylee, Ethan, Gracie, Jared, Joe, Logan, Jase, Kaitlyn, Landon, Isaiah, Eleanor, Lucy, Judah, Rose; two great great grandchildren: Amelia and Waylon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Minnie Marie Hill, his wife Evelyn, one great grandson, Amos Clark, a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Harold Widick, a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Shirley Hill, brother-in-law, Warren Judah, father and mother-in-law, Max and Olive Judah.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 7th at the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Tracy Killinger officiating.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday, July 7th at the Calvary Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 8th at the Clover Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.daycarter.com

Paul Roy Smith

Dec. 12, 1953 — July 01, 2020

Paul Roy Smith age 66, of Loogootee, passed away July 1, 2020 in Washington, Indiana.

He was born in Knox County, Indiana on December 12, 1953 to William Elmer and Maggie Laverne (Blake) Smith.

Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Tello and Martha Jane Fisher both of Michigan; three brothers, Cassius Lee Smith of Odon, Mark Ray Smith and John Henry Smith both of Shoals; and two daughters, Tammy Renee Smith and Jamie Lynn Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Richard Smith and Amos Joe Smith. Two sisters and one brother also preceded him in infancy.

No services are planned.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Mistee Dawn May

Sept. 02, 1971 — July 03, 2020

Mistee Dawn May, 48, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 2, 1971, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Steven E. and Linda Kay (Lynch) Phillips.

Mistee was employed at Cook Inc. and was a 1989 graduate of Mitchell High School. She attended Carters Creek Christian Church.

Her daughters were her whole world. She loved the beach and her dogs. When you needed her, she was always there for you.

Surviving are her twin daughters; Lindsey Marie (Lucas James) Johnson of Campbellsburg, Makenzie Jo-Anne May of Mitchell, father; Steve Phillips and stepmother; Linda Sallee-Phillips of Mitchell, aunts; Connie (Danny) Phillips, Nancy (Joe) Baker, Margaret Lynch-Brock, uncle; Brian Lynch and many close cousins and friends.

Her mother preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at Mitchell Cemetery with Lucas Johnson, minister, officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

July 03, 2020

Jeffery M. Hall

Dec. 08, 1955 — July 02, 2020

Jeffery M. “Jeff” Hall, 64, of Orleans, passed away at 1:44 AM on July 2, 2020 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany, IN

He was born December 8, 1955 in Bedford, IN, the son of Max and Rowena (Chastain) Hall.
He graduated from Orleans High School, class of 1973. He was a master gardener and enjoyed basketball. He was employed at Paoli Inc. for several years.

He is survived by his mother of Orleans; one daughter, Summer Hudelson of Orleans; one brother, Patrick Hall of Orleans; several cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father.

The funeral will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Johnny Henderson and Reverend Ed Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to funeral home to assist family with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.ochstetrick.net

Paul Roy Smith

Paul Roy Smith, 66, of Loogootee, died Wednesday, July 1. Arrangements are pending at The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Daniel W. Gregory

Daniel W. Gregory, 58, of Salem, died Thursday, July 2. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon Monday at Weathers Funeral Home. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Weathers Funeral Home.

Wilbur “Gene” Elliott

Wilbur “Gene” Elliott, 69, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 30. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home in Paoli. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.

July 01, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Blackburn

Dec. 05, 1951 — June 29, 2020

Elizabeth Ann (Inman) Blackburn, 68, of Bedford, passed away at 7:23 pm on Monday, June 29, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends at her residence.

Born December 5, 1951 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of John E. and Madeline (Johnson) Inman. She married Richard Blackburn on September 7, 2004 and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moose Lodge. She was a life-time member of the V.F.W., and a member of the American Legion where she was involved in the women’s auxiliary of both.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, of Bedford; a son, Benjamin Tubbs and wife, Gloria, of Terre Haute; a daughter, Diana McNevin-Bernow (Rick), of Lodi, OH; a sister, Barbara Alexander, of Bedford; a brother, Phillip Inman (Susan), of Bedford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Madeline Inman; a brother, Kenny Inman; a sister, Karen Finn; and a granddaughter, Christin Tubbs.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. She is loved and missed by all. Fly high our angel.

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

John J. Sehr

Jan. 27, 1934 — June 29, 2020

John J. Sehr 86, of Bedford, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born January 27, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Matthew and Bertha A. (Fortner) Sehr. He married Ruth Evelyn Miller and she passed on December 21, 1979. He then married Patricia Hart, she preceded him in death in August 1987.

John was first employed at Bear Alignment before owning and operating Sehr Alignment. He was a United States Airforce veteran during the Korean War. He attended Davis Memorial Nazarene Church and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Surviving are his two sons, Ralph Daniel (Debra) Sehr of Bedford and Andrew Joseph (Suzie) Sehr of Bedford; four grandchildren, Andrew Jacob Sehr, Bryan Daniel Sehr, Lauren Nicole (Brandon) Sehr-Helton, Evanna Kay (Peyton) Sehr-Phelps; 2 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Helton, Tynlee Helton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives; one son, John David Sehr; three sisters, Mary Jane Moore, Martha Sehr and Margaret Sehr.

Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Ferguson-Lee Chapel with Pastor Dave Mullis officiating. Burial to follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

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

Donna Kay Cassida

March 09, 1948 — April 08, 2020

Donna Kay Cassida, 72, of Sanford, Florida, passed away on April 8, 2020.

Born March 9, 1948, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Ernest and Louise Cassida.

Surviving are her sister, Jane (Carter) Hardwick, Oviedo, Florida; nieces Kathy (Randy) Burks, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, Kim (Jon) Collins, Pearlington Mississippi, Bonnie Bought, Bedford and Kelly (Trevor) Carr, Oviedo, Florida; great-nieces and great-nephews, Jessica Burks, Latisha Oakes, Isaac, Josiah, and Emily Collins, Brandon (Brooke Tilley) Baughn, Jordan (Kailyn Caban) Carr; and great-great-niece and great-great-nephew, Kinsley Carr and Clayton Carr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Louise; brother, Ernest Wayne Cassida and his wife Wilma Cassida; brothers-in-law, Bobby Carter and John Hardwick; and nieces, Hope and Whitney Collins.

Donna graduated from Indiana University in 1971 and was employed by the university for 41 years in the food service department as manager of several dining halls. The last few years before retiring she managed C-stores on the Bloomington campus.

She loved animals and always had dogs and cats for pets.

She will be missed by her family and friends (her four-legged friends, too).

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or adopt a furry friend. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery, with Jon Collins officiating.

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

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

Marilyn (Chasteen) Sullivan

July 01, 1939 — June 29, 2020

Marilyn (Chasteen) Sullivan, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at White River Lodge.

Born July 1, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Connerly) Chasteen. She married Roger “Dean” Sullivan on July 24, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2018.

Marilyn worked at M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing in Bedford and at Bedford Health Care Center. She attended Bedford High School as well as Bible College in Atlanta, where she sang in a traveling trio. Marilyn attended LifePoint Church and was involved in the women’s ministry at First Assembly of God for many years.

Surviving are her daughter, Sheryl Yeskie; son, Brian Sullivan; six grandchildren, Christopher (Erin) Yeskie, Amanda (Jason) Bell, Samantha Wright, Erin Sullivan, Alicia Ryan and Tabitha Tillett; ten great-grandchildren, Austin, Aiden, Jackson, Logan, Adalyn, Chandler, Remington, Madalyn, Joshua and Bison; two brothers, Charles Chasteen and Don (Vicki) Chasteen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law Patrick Yeskie; two sisters in infancy; and daughter-in-law, Dena Sullivan.

A private family funeral service will be on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Kevin Andry officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to LifePoint Church.

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

Raymond E. Turpin

Raymond E. Turpin, 69, of Hodgenville, Kentucky, died Monday, June 29, 2020, at his home.

He was a native of Lawrence County and worked in construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Edward and Della Cable Turpin; and his brother, Clinton Duncan.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Turpin; son, Raymond (Daphne) Turpin of Glendale; two daughters, Amanda Turpin Hay of Hodgenville and Trisha Helm of Boston, Kentucky; a sister, Delphenia Carron of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Tristan Turpin, Ethan Turpin, Shawn Turpin, Waylon Wiseman, Lilly Helm, Graclyn Hay and Kailyn Hay; a bonus grandchild, Mackenzie; and a great-grandchild, Gunner Turpin.

Cremation was chosen by the family.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com

Martha Ann Tow Williams

May 09, 1946 — June 29, 2020

Martha Ann Tow Williams, 74, of Sullivan, and formerly of Mitchell, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Breckenridge Health and Rehab Center.

She was born in Bedford, May 9, 1946, the daughter of Russell Tow and Nancy Jones Tow.

Martha was the former owner of The Happening in Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brittany Grubbs; and a brother in-law, Tuffy Earl.

Survivors include three daughters, April Asbury (Jeff) of Sullivan, Tammy Hollingsworth (Jerry Sr.) of Sullivan and Cathy Hysell (Wade) of Madison; a brother, Robert Michael Tow of Trafalgar; two sisters, Carolyn Earl of Bedford and Judy Brewer (Jerry) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Hannah Asbury Bennett (Casey), Tristan Asbury (Daniel Mackey), Mason Grubbs (Sarah), Brent Hysell and Hayley Hysell; and three great-grandchildren, Samuel and Sylis Adams and Jax Nicholson-Hayden.

Per Martha’s wishes cremation has been chosen.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Heart Association and Sullivan County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Breckenridge for the excellent care they gave our mother.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan.

Blanche Louise Terry

Sept. 25, 1919 — June 29, 2020

Blanche Louise Terry, 100, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 25, 1919, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Leroy and Bertha (Burton) Edwards. She married John Eugene Terry May 16, 1936, and he preceded her in death April 8, 1963.

Blanche had been employed at Spring Mill Inn and Burris School cafeteria. She was a member of Liberty Baptist church.

Survivors include her son, Ralph L. Terry of Land O’Lakes, Florida; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson; sisters, Thelma Brown of Mitchell and Pauline Auxier of Bloomfield; and three nieces and eight nephews.

Her parents; husband; sons, Don Terry, David Terry and Phillip Terry; brother, Paul Leon Edwards; and two nephews, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Following a private family service, officiated by Dennis Watterson, burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Kenneth Z. Ransom

Kenneth Z. Ransom, 77, of Bedford, died Sunday, June 28. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Crossroads Community Church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Crossroads Community Church.

Allison Ryan

Allison Ryan, 55, Shoals died June 29. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Mary L. Hobson

Additional calling hours for Mary L. Hobson have been added from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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