Obituaries – August 2014

August 01, 2014

David C. Jones

July 1, 1931 — July 30, 2014

David Jones, 83, Mitchell (Bono community), former Industrial Arts teacher at Paoli High School and Danville High School, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

David had a shop beside his home and built several steam engines large enough to pull miniature train cars and passengers. He was a member of the Indiana Live Steamers, and helped them build a train track in Martinsville and another at Johnson County Park near Camp Atterbury.

Born July 1, 1931, in Rossville, he was the son of Robert and Nelly (Pritch) Jones. He married his beloved wife Joan Crawford Jones on Aug. 17, 1952. She survives. They have three children, Rick Jones of Shelby, Ala., Daphne Nealis of Mason, Ohio, and Rob Jones of Mitchell; foster daughter, Judith Bird, whom David and Jo fostered for three years as a teenager, returned two years ago to help her aging parents. David also had nine grandchildren, Bryn, Bridget and Malorie Nealis, Kayla Ray, Julie and Robert Jones, Shane Connors, Christie Ray, surviving and Billy Connors, deceased. He was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren.

David was a 1949 graduate of Rossville High School and received a BS and MA from Indiana State University. He served in the Army band for two years at Camp Carson, Colo., taught school for four years in Garrett, 12 years in Danville and 18 years at Paoli.

He was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church, Lawrence County Retired Teachers and the American Legion.

He loved military march music, especially Sousa. He sang in several choirs and quartets. He played with the Lion, Legion and Army bands. He marched in many parades in cities from New York, all across the U.S. and Canada as far as the west coast.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tunnelton Church Annex, 140 Rainmaker St., Tunnelton.

Instead of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent Heart Hospital or the American Heart Association.

Brenda J. Barlow

Jan. 21, 1954 — July 30, 2014

Brenda Joyce Barlow, 60, passed away at 5:58 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 21, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Sonny and Virginia (Higgs) Harper. She married John Barlow March 2, 1970.

Brenda was a nurse’s aide and had been employed at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. She attended the Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her husband, John Barlow of Mitchell; son, John William Barlow and wife Lisa of Richmond, Ky.; daughter, Rebecca Barlow of Mitchell; granddaughters, Lacey and Brianna; grandson, Marcus Hackney; great-granddaughters, Makayla and Nakia; siblings, Roger Harper and Steven Harper, both of Florida, Donald Harper of Mitchell, Linda Borum of Hammond, Sharon Harper of North Carolina and Sheila Morris of Florida.

Her mother, Virginia Morris; father; and sister, Cathy Harper, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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