Obituaries

Obituaries — December 2018

December 14, 2018

Barbara Mix

Barbara Joan (Phillips) Mix, 70, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. (CST)noon (EST) Dec. 27 at Willow Branch Cemetery in Rinard, IL. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

John Stroud

John R. Stroud, 65, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God Church. Funeral service is 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Graveside services 11 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

James Lane

James E. Lane, 69, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. on Monday at Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 13, 2018

Marjorie L. (Hawkins) Robbins

June 3, 1940 — Dec. 11, 2018

Marjorie L. Robbins, 78, of Bedford, died at 2:26 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at her residence with her family by her side.

Born June 3, 1940, in Bonneville, Ky., she was the daughter of Joseph and Evalena (Williamson) Hawkins. She married Carl D. Robbins on Sept. 29, 1967, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 29, 2008. She was a homemaker and member of the Cornerstone Worship Center. She loved gardening and spending time outside. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Vickie Reynolds, of Williams, Curtis Bennett and wife, Tammie, of Bedford and Paula Gaines and husband, Jimmy, of Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Sparks and Wanda Peterson, both of Bloomington; and a niece, Linda Livingston, of Worthington. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl, three brothers, Bob, Bill and Floyd Hawkins; two step-daughters, Joyce Hardwick and Julie Asbury.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Sally (McDowell) Farrell

Oct. 8, 1939 — Dec. 11, 2018

Sally Farrell, 79, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 8, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Burl and Florida Mae (Flinn) McDowell. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School with the class of 1957. She retired from Lewis Brothers Bakery, formerly the Holsum Bakery after 39 years of service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Tri-Kappa Sorority.

Survivors include two daughters, Paula Farrell, of Bloomington and Cheri Farrell and her partner, Christine Atchison, of Decatur, Ill.; two grandchildren, Kyle Wykoff and wife, Kelsey and Leah Wykoff; and two great-grandchildren, Khloee and Ava Wykoff. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Barbara Quackenbush.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Tanner Bough-Rains James

Sept. 5, 1978 — Dec. 8, 2018

Tanner Bough-Rains James at the young age of 40 was known for his contagious big smile, infectious laughter and beautiful blue eyes and even more-so to his family and close friends as “a miracle” from an ATV accident in 1999.

Although Tanner was disabled with a traumatic brain injury, he never let that hold him back from being kind and friendly to all he met.

His family and friends are very heartbroken but yet at peace to know Tanner has been made whole. As of early Saturday morning Dec. 8, a tragic accident on State Road 37 and the crossing of John Williams Blvd. will now be our landmark to remind everyone that we all have an appointed time, as Tanner would want to express: “be prepared!”

Please join “Little Tanner” and his family to celebrate His Daddy’s “New Life” in Heaven. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Sylvania Wesleyan Church, 8317 E. Sylvania Road, Bloomfield, IN 47424. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the church. Officiating will be Pastor Bob England and Nicholas Evans.

John Stroud

John Robert Stroud, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

December 12, 2018

John Robert Roach

Oct. 24, 1939 — Dec. 10, 2018

John Robert Roach, 79, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at his home in Bedford.

Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of John Chester and Mary Fern (Brooking) Roach. He married Mary Ann Hawkins on Feb. 17, 1963, and she survives. He was a graduate of the Bedford High School Class of 1958. He graduated from General Motors Institute in Flint, Mich., and was an engineer with General Motors for seven years. He then worked as an engineer at NWSC Crane for 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved to play golf and tennis and was an amateur ham radio operator.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann, of Bedford; two sons, John Russell Roach and wife, Tracy, of Naperville, Ill., and Jay Reid Roach and wife, Karen, of Fishers; a daughter, Audra Reynolds and husband, Jeff, of Port Orange, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Whitney Reynolds, Jackson Reynolds, A.J. Reynolds, Nicholas Roach, Allison Roach, Justin Roach and Matthew Roach; two sisters, Mary Catherine Roach Sipes, of Plainfield, and Linda Jo Roach Wyneken and husband, Steve, of Pryor, Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Assoc. or Wounded Warriors Project. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara J. Mix

Barbara J. Mix, 70, of Bedford, formerly of Montgomery, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Marjorie L. Robbins

Marjorie L. (Hawkins) Robbins, 78, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 11, 2018

John Robert Roach

John Robert Roach, 79, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Andrea Rebecca Wigley

Andrea Rebecca Wigley, 10, of Loogootee, died Friday. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Anna Belle McAtee

Anna Belle McAtee, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday. Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home. Memorial service is at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

December 10, 2018

Charlotte Ruth (Mundy) White

Dec. 31, 1931 — Dec. 8, 2018

Charlotte Ruth White, 86, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

Born December 31, 1931, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Paul Thomas and Eva (Miller) Mundy. She married Harold White March 2, 1951, and he preceded her in death October 26, 2007.

Charlotte was an educational secretary 29 years at Mitchell Community Schools and a 1949 graduate of Huron High School. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Hillcrest Christian Church. Charlotte enjoyed writing poems.

Survivors include her sons, Stephfan Lee White of Mitchell and Kevin Lynn White of West Baden Springs; grandchildren, Matthew Shannondoah White, Jared Brandon White, Chad Michael White, Brooke Lea White and Levi Dakota White; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Janelle Grissom of Mitchell.

Her parents, husband, and brothers, Knofel Mundy and Nelson Mundy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Charlie Scott and Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Matthew White, Jared White, Chad White, Levi White, Gary King, and Benny McNeely.

Memorial Gifts: Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Andrea Wigley

Andrea Wigley, 10, of Loogootee, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

John Roach

John Roach, 79, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 09, 2018

Andrew Mark ‘Drew’ Peyton

Sept. 15, 1965 — Nov. 30, 2018

Andrew Mark “Drew” Peyton, 53, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born on September 15, 1965, in Bedford, Indiana to Jack Dean and Etta Mae (Chambers) Peyton. Drew was a 1983 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a 1986 graduate of Vincennes University where he received a degree in Commercial Art. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an Aviation Ordnance Munitions Technician. Drew loved working as a professional landscaper for DesignScape Horticultural Services, Inc. in Brown County, Indiana. He was passionate about the weather and loved a good thunderstorm. He loved family, friends, cooking, art, nature, animals, good music, movies, reading, and having great conversations with friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Drew is survived by his mother; Etta Mae Peyton of Hampton, VA, two sisters; Marchelle D. Peyton of Windsor, VA, and Angela V. (Shelby) Peyton of Hampton, VA, and stepmother; Sheila Peyton of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Dean Peyton.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, at a later date. Special thanks to the DesignScape family, especially Halldor. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to local animal shelters or Disabled American Veterans offices. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.

Douglass Alan Johnson

Douglass Alan Johnson, 74, of Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 2. Visitation will be 10-10:45 a.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

December 07, 2018

Paul L. Way

July 15, 1940 — Dec. 5, 2018

Paul L. Way, 78, of Bloomington, formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 15, 1940, he was the son of William G. and Grace F. (Gardner) Way. He married Martha S. Hall, the daughter of Kenneth and Anna Frances (Cleveland) Hall on Feb. 10, 1962 in Orleans.

He retired as an Electrical Supervisor in the Public Works Department after 32 years of service at NWSC Crane. His consuming hobby was working on genealogy. He loved his family and enjoyed keeping up with extended present-day family as well as looking to the past, knowing that we are a mixture of all those that preceded us. He was a three-year veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Martha of Bloomington; one daughter, Susan Way of Mitchell; one son: Ken (Raquel) Way of Florence, Kentucky; six grandchildren: Katie Barger, Anna Way, Paul Way, Joshua Way, Abigail Way and Michael Murphy: two step-grandchildren, Christen Sanders and Jacob Sanders: one great-granddaughter, Waverly Mynatt; two sisters, Wanda West and husband Wendell of Springville and Janet Tidd and husband David of Bedford: two brothers, Jerry Way and wife Rebecca of Ocala, Florida and Larry Way and wife Diane of Ellettsville: one half-brother, William “Billy” Way of Indianapolis: one step-brother, Larry Kern and wife Betty of Bedford: one sister-in-law, Charlotte Spinks of Bedford: two brothers-in-law, Fred Garner of Arizona and Tom Hall and wife Linda of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Marge (Francis) Moore, Wilma (Fred) Garner and Brenda (Ronald) Sears: three brothers, Jim (Mary) Way, John (Ruth) Way and Bob Way: and one brother-in-law, Noble “Dale” Spinks. He also grieved the loss of his mother and father-in-law, Kenneth and Anna Frances Hall.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Bethel Cemetery in Orange County. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

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

Leroy Vanscoy

July 9, 1944 — Dec. 6, 2018

Leroy Vanscoy, 74, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at his residence.

Born July 9, 1944, in Saint Paul, Indiana, he was the son of Henry Lee and Vera Lillian (Gahimer) Vanscoy. He married Lillian Rose Southworth April 6, 1966.

Leroy was a tool and die maker and self-employed for 15 years. He enjoyed caving.

Leroy was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Vanscoy of Mitchell; son, William Lee (Christy Ann) Vanscoy of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Cody, Audriana and Jazlyn.

His parents and sisters, Lorell, Priscilla, Sharon and Beverly Vanscoy, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.

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

Edward Russell Bell

Sept. 20, 1948 — Dec. 1, 2018

Edward Russell Bell, 70, of Winter Springs, Florida, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018, at Florida Hospital Orlando.

Born Sept. 20, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil Norman and Lucille (Wilson) Bell. He married Karen Fulford on May 1, 1971; and she survives. Edward was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1966.

He was the Director of Quality at NWSC Crane, retiring after 36 years. He was of Protestant faith.

Surviving are his wife, Karen Bell of Florida; two sons, Roger (Hediyeh) Bell of California and Eric R. (Ari) Bell of California; five grandchildren, Sofia and Silas Bell, Justin Bell, Casi Bell and Tyler Bell; two brothers, Kenneth (Mary Helen) Bell of Florida and James (Sandra) Bell of Virginia; brothers-in-law, Wayne (Suzanne) Fulford, Jim (Connie) Fulford, Mike Fulford and Robert Fulford; sister-in-law, Teana (Darrell) Miller; and mother-in-law, Norma Jean Fulford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Troy Edward Bell; and sister, Carol Phillips.

Edward was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge No. 228, Scottish Rite 32nd Degree and a member of the Murat Shriners Temple, Indianapolis.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Phil Thorne officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. A Masonic Rites Service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the White River Humane Society.

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

December 06, 2018

Mary Ann (Harder) White

Dec. 11, 1938 — Dec. 5, 2018

Mary Ann White, age 79, of Mitchell, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at IU Health Hospice in Bloomington.

She was born Dec. 11, 1938, in Martin County, to George Edgar Harder and Helen Elizabeth (Richardson) Bledsoe. She married Robert White on April 16, 1955, in Bedford and he preceded her in death Sept. 29, 2015.

She attended Shoals High School, was a member of Fairview Church of Christ in Huron and worked the past few years on Election Staff at the Martin County Courthouse.

Surviving are, one son, Robert White Jr. of Mitchell; five daughters, Rhona (Tony) Earl of Williams, Cheryl (Rick) Sutton of Clay City, Darla (Ermin) Holt of Shoals, Gayle (Jeff) Berry of Shoals and Michelle (John) Shipman of French Lick; 12 grandchildren, Amber (Mike) Middleton, April Garner, Misty Hardwick, Tori (Lee) Mullinax, Danna Holt, Allison Corrao, Angela Berry, Kristen Berry, Bradley Berry, Krystle (Ben) Phillips, Shawn Emmons and Lillian White; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Corliss Rose White; and two brothers, James Noble Bledsoe and Alan Bledsoe.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with Brother Kris Beasley officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Marilynn J. Leeper

Marilynn Jean (Snyder) Leeper, 76, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Funeral service is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Edward R. Bell

Edward Russell Bell, 70, Winter Springs, Florida, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford. Service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

December 05, 2018

Sharon Downham

Dec. 21, 1947 — Dec. 3, 2018

Our mother, Sharon Kay Downham, was diagnosed with stage four cancer in November of 2013 and was given a few short months of life expectancy. With her usual determination, grace and dignity, she gave us five more beautiful years of her time. We could not have been more blessed. She passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 2018, at her residence in Bedford, surrounded by her family.

Born Dec. 21, 1947, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy and Wanda McNeely (Compton). Both preceded her in death. She attended Mitchell High School and was a member of the Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell.

Sharon proudly served our country for over 33 years as an Explosives Operator Supervisor at Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) in Crane. One of her most significant accomplishments was the production of the MJU 57B thrusted decoy flare. After private industry and the Navy struggled with the development of this flare, the sponsor funded CAAA to manufacture the flare as pilots and aircraft were being put in harm’s way during mission execution. CAAA was successful with production, primarily due to her attention to detail during flare assembly. Pilots and aircraft were saved during the Iraq War due to the availability of the 57B flare.

Survivors include her life partner, Harold Downham of Bedford; three sons, Derick Overton of Mitchell, Michael Overton of Indianapolis and Patrick Overton of Bedford; two daughters, Jamie Knepp (Scott Knepp) of Montgomery and Lacy Inman of Washington; two sisters, Marianne Luttrell of Mitchell and Judy Allen of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved Corgi dog, Peyton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Evelyn Peyton of Mitchell; and one brother, John McNeely of Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell with Pastor Greg Isom officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell City Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford from 5-8 p.m. and again from 10:30 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

The family asks that you consider a donation to the Lawrence County chapter of the American Cancer Society in her honor.

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

Amarah Jolene Mae Adams

Oct. 26, 2006 — Nov. 29, 2018

Amarah Jolene Mae Adams, 12 years of age, resident of Marion, passed away at 9:46 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Bedford Oct. 26, 2006, to Michael S. Adams and Sonda M. (Salvaty) Adams.

Amarah was a sixth grade student at R.J. Baskett Middle School and previously attended Northview and Westview. She loved to ride motorcycles and horses. She also loved music, whether it was playing guitar, singing, or dancing. Amarah loved her family and friends and cherished the times spent with them.

She will be remembered as an amazing, beautiful, strong-willed and optimistic girl. She had a happy spirit and shared her smile with all who were blessed to have known her.

She is survived by her father, Michael S. Adams of Bedford; mother, Sonda Mae (Jasper Lisenbee, III) Adams of Marion; sister, Dezza Shantae (Michael) Lee, of Williams; brother, Demian Shane Adams of Marion; grandparents, Constance Salvaty and Janna Adams; uncles, Dustin, Vito, Anthony, Armando and Joe, Jr.; aunts, Tammy, Renee, Kelby and Sandi; several classmates and friends; and her loving dog, Rebel.

Her grandfathers, Charles F. Salvaty and Joseph E. Adams Sr., preceded her in death.

The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Amarah’s funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City. Nathan M. Sharp Sr., will be officiating with burial following at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made payable to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

Harold Lee Carter

May 18, 1948 — Dec. 2, 2018

Harold Lee Carter, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 18, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles and Mabel (Sullivan) Carter. Harold was a life-long carpenter and loved Elvis Presley.

He is survived by five children, Richard Carter, Brent Carter, Becky Carter, Rachel Mooneyham and Chris Carter; grandchildren, Judith and Missy Carter, Scotty and Samantha Baldwin, Kenton and Becca Carter, Jacob and Emma Mooneyham, Wesley and Nathaniel Herth and Josiah Christen; several great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Carter; and sister, Mary Carter.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob, Ed, Gene and Jimmy; and sister, Betty Mundy.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist with funeral expenses.

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

Susan D. (Sanders) Ryan

June 15, 1948 — Dec. 4, 2018

Susan D. (Sanders) Ryan, 70, of Avoca, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2018, at her daughter’s residence.

Born June 15, 1948, in Charlotte, Michigan, she was the daughter of Robert Lawrence Sanders and Norma (Linderman) Sanders. She married Ronnie D. Ryan on June 4, 1994, and he survives.

She was an EMT for 20 years, retiring from Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was later owner and operator of Ryan’s Hardware.

She loved boating at Lake Monroe and loved her grandchildren.

Surviving is her husband Ronnie of Avoca; one son, William Joseph “Billy” Green and wife Nicky Beale of Huntsville, Alabama; one daughter, Amy Wampler and husband Jason of Springville; two grandchildren, Savanah Nicole Hopkins and Maverick William-Scott Wampler; five siblings, Bobby Sanders and wife Wendy of Charlotte, Michigan, Dan Sanders and wife Lisa of Solsberry, Rick Sanders and wife Yoko of Japan, Dave Sanders and wife Marlene of Huron and Kelly Redmond of Tunnelton.

She was preceded in death by one son, Caleb Nathaniel Green; her parents; and a brother-in-law, Isaac Redmond.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Lewis officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service Saturday at the mortuary.

Susan’s wishes were to be cremated following services.

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

Adele B. Cobb

Adele B. Cobb, 92, Bedford, died Nov. 14. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 28 at Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial service and celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Gerald D. Branaman

Gerald Dean “Pedro” Branaman, 67, Norman, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown. Service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Marilynn Leeper

Marilynn Leeper, 76, Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Paul L. Way

Paul L. Way, 78, Bloomington, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 04, 2018

Barbara Louise Smoot

Sept. 3, 1930 — Dec. 1, 2018

Barbara Louise Smoot, 88, of Bedford, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, at Westview Nursing & Rehab.

Born Sept. 3, 1930, she was the daughter of Gerald and Thelma (Deckard) Sowder. She married Lloyd Smoot and he preceded her in death.

She retired from Westinghouse in Bloomington. She also worked for Sarkes-Tarzian, and sold Avon for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of Donica Church of God.

Survivors include four sons, Dennis Smoot and his wife Priscilla of Bedford, Eddie Smoot and his wife Peggy of Bedford, Larry Smoot and his wife Terri of French Lick and Mark Smoot and his wife Doloris of French Lick; nine grandchildren, Darla Smoot, Danniel Smoot, Denny Smoot, Tammy Burchard, Toby Box, Brian Smoot, Lora Smoot Gilbert, Levi Smoot, Gavin Smoot, Mark Smoot and Stacey Smoot Emmons; 23 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Padgett of Switz City, Maxine Allgood of Bedford and Carolyn Perry of Bedford; and one brother, Harold Sowder of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Farrell Sowder.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the mortuary.

Donations may be made to the Hanson Cemetery.

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

Frances E. (Reynolds) Pridemore

Dec. 14, 1948 — Dec. 2, 2018

Frances E. Pridemore, 69, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born in Martin County on Dec. 14, 1948, to Roy Reynolds and Catherine (Nash) Reynolds. Frances attended Huron and Mitchell Schools, she was a homemaker.

Frances married Lowell Pridemore on March 6, 1971, in Mitchell, and he survives.

Survivors include her husband, Lowell Pridemore of Mitchell; one daughter, Alice (Shannon) Barrett of Bedford; two grandsons, Garrett Pridemore and Zach Pridemore; one great-grandson, Grayson Pridemore; one sister, Betty Paul; and a brother, James Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Matthew Pridemore; and four brothers, Bob Crum, David Land, Willard Reynolds and Mark Reynolds.

A Celebration of Frances’s life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Ray Crulo

Mar. 19, 1940 — Dec. 2, 2018

Larry Ray Crulo, 78, of Avoca, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his residence.

Born March 19, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Howard Ray and Eva Mae (Houpt) Crulo. He married Linda (Morron), on June 27, 1987, and she survives. He was a graduate of Needmore High School Class of 1958.

After graduation he worked with his mom, Eva Mae, managing Crulo Trucking Company from 1958-1982. He worked for Rogers Group for 18 years, and Hanna Trucking until retirement. He loved to go fishing and hunting. He enjoyed IU basketball and other sports. He enjoyed frying fish for the Oolitic Kiwanis.

Larry definitely loved his family. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church. He was also a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge, No. 14, F.&A.M. where he was Past Master in 1981 and the Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife Linda Crulo; four daughters, Kelly Mynett and husband Rob of Muncie, Sally Summerville and husband Travis of Bedford, Kathy (Scott Zipp) Crulo of Bedford and Karen (Jason Webb) Crulo of Bedford; one sister, Linda Richardson and husband Ed of Arevoca, Ariz.; one brother, Phil Crulo and wife Rosie of Avoca; step-daughters, Lisa Sego and husband Stan of Bedford, Tonya Williams and husband Tim of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jessie Wyman and husband Jeremy of Muncie, J.T. Ernst, Nick Crulo, Sam Crulo, Allie Crulo-Rood, Gracie Crulo-Rood, Jake Jackson, Sara Jackson and Addy Summerville, all of Bedford, Nate and wife Jennifer Mynett and Angie and husband Rocky Brown, all of Muncie; step-grandchildren, Kylie Sego, Keragan Sego, Nelson Scudder and Garrett Scudder, all of Bedford; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Bobby Crulo.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyndon Hopkins officiating, and Karen Crulo with the eulogy. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Crulo, Sam Crulo, J.T. Ernst, Jake Jackson, Rob Mynett and Travis Summerville.

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

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

Andrew Reid Terrell

Dec. 24, 2000 — Dec. 2, 2018

Andrew Reid Terrell passed away on Dec. 2, 2018, at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis after a long fought battle with Leukemia.

Born Dec. 24, 2000, in Bloomington, to Zach & Lindsey (Brown) Terrell, he was a student at Mitchell High School.

Andrew is survived by his parents, Zach and Lindsey; four siblings, Lance, Sage, Indie and Ollie; his paternal grandparents, Danny Terrell and Trudy Bales; maternal great-grandmother, Vickie Brown; and several aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lesa Bell and Steaven Brown; paternal grandfather, David Gross; maternal great-grandparents, Doris Brown, Elvis Brown and Clyde and Janice Beedie; paternal great-grandparents, Nelson and Dolores Bales and Peck and Rosemary Terrell.

Funeral service for Andrew Reid Terrell will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford and from 5-9 p.m. at the Mitchell High School Auditorium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel for a scholarship at Mitchell High School that is going to be set up in Andrew’s name.

Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Online condolence can be made at www.FergusonLee.com.

Fred Earl Edwards

June 13, 1928 — Nov. 17, 2018

Fred Earl Edwards, passed away at age 90 Nov. 17, 2018, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Born June 13, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, he was the only child of Chester and Lena Edwards. He was raised in Detroit where he participated in both hockey and football. After graduation from Eastern High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He felt it was an honor to serve his country. During his deployment at Camp Atterbury in Columbus, he met his future wife, Ramona Willadene Greenlee, and was happily married 51 years before her passing Oct. 2, 2004.

Fred is survived by his current wife of 11 years, Melody Edwards of Rockport, Texas; his four children, Debra Edwards, Fred (Linda) Edwards Jr., Nancy (Wayne) Harmon and Thomas (Renee) Edwards; grandkids, Chrissy (Keith) Wilson, Julie VanZee, Sarah Edwards, Stephanie Edwards, Jennifer (Ryan) Barth, Matt Edwards, Tyler (Anja) Harmon, Brady Harmon, Grace Edwards and Faith Edwards; great-grandkids, Tyler, Jacob and Liam (Chrissy) Wilson, Xander and Zane (Julie) Perrey and Kennedy (Tyler) Harmon.

Fred’s work career had many different avenues including Arthur Murray dance instructor in Washington, D.C., and operations manager at Harrisville Tool in Harrisville, Michigan. Fred found his passion for sales where he sold industrial lubricants for WL Spencer, Witco Chemical, and was a founding partner of Oak International in 1973 in Sturgis, Michigan, until his retirement in 1999.

Fred was a life member of the NRA and a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason. Fred was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Temple in Indianapolis.

Fred was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and friend. He had a zest for life and wanted to experience all that it had to offer. He loved to learn, travel, enjoyed good food, and in his day, dance. You always knew where you stood with him. He learned from others and others learned from him. He impacted so many lives.

There will be a graveside service at Huron Cemetery in Huron, on June 14, 2019, to lay his ashes to rest. On June 15, 2019, we will celebrate Fred’s 90 years of life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell.

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

Sharon Downham

Sharon Downham, 70, Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Funeral service will be at noon Saturday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship in Mitchell.

Shirley Rose Flinn

Shirley Rose Flinn, 79, Orleans, died Saturday. Cremation with no services is planned. Private burial at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Harold Lee Carter

Harold Lee Carter, 70, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Edward R. Bell

Edward R. Bell, 70, Winter Springs, Florida, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

December 03, 2018

Leesa F. (Griffin) Craig

June 6, 1954 — Nov. 30, 2018

Leesa F. Craig, 64, of Judah, died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at I.U. Health Hospice House.

Born June 6, 1954, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Marvin and Betty Rose (Allen) Griffin. She married Ronald Craig on April 6, 1973, and he survives.

She was a contract bus driver for North Lawrence Community Schools for 38 years and co-owner of A & A Quick Pump. She was a devoted pastor’s wife for 42 years.

She loved to travel and enjoyed the sun and warm weather. She was an avid reader and loved watching old movies and game shows, and she loved to sing. She had been a co-owner for Mr. C’s Convenience Center and Craig Lime Spreading.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald of Judah; a daughter, Bridget Mackey and husband Blaine of Judah; two grandchildren, Alivia Mackey of Judah and fiance, Isaac Crane of Fayetteville, and Addison Mackey of Judah; her father-in-law, Donald Craig of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; a sister, Judy Johnson; and her mother-in-law, Mary Esther Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Don Phillips and Jim Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins 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.

Rebecca S. ‘Beckie’ (Kerr) Grounds

Dec. 10, 1942 — Dec. 1, 2018

Rebecca S. “Beckie” (Kerr) Grounds, 75, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday Dec. 1, 2018, at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

Beckie was born Dec. 10, 1942, in Bloomington, and was the daughter of the late James and Margie (Eaton) Kerr. Beckie worked at Master Rental in Bloomington and had also worked as a loan originator at Old National Bank.

She loved to travel and was a member of Smithville Christian Church.

Beckie was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Grounds (1995); companion, Larry K Deckard (2017); brother, Rick Kerr; and great-grandson, Wyatt.

Beckie is survived by her daughter, Michele (Mark) Williams; two sons, David (Lisa) Grounds and Mark (Stacy) Grounds; six grandchildren, Madison Williams, Brad Grounds, Ashley (Ben) Kiesel, Heather (Steve) Maddox, Olivia Grounds and Scott McCauley; two great-grandchildren, Waylon Dudley and Atticus McCauley; and Larry’s children, Dawn (Tom) Kinser, Lisa (Brad) Bell and Richard Deckard and their families.

Services for Beckie will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Pastor Stephen Johnson will officiate the service and burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Greene County.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Beckie’s memory to The American Cancer Society.

Memories of Beckie and condolences to her family may be given at www. thefuneralchapel.net.

Barbara L. Smoot

Barbara Louise Smoot, 88, Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Richard E. Hoggatt

Richard Eugene Hoggatt, 71, Paoli, died Friday, Nov. 30. Cremation was chosen with a private celebration of life service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

Larry Crulo

Larry Crulo, 78, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Sharon Downham

Sharon Downham, 70, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 01, 2018

Alta Ernestine (Sterling) Earl

Oct. 29, 1928 — Nov. 29, 2018

Alta Ernestine Earl, age 90, passed away Nov. 29, 2018, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. She was a longtime resident of Shoals. She was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Martin County to Fielding and Minnie (Rowe) Sterling. She married James Earl in 1947 in Shoals.

She was a graduate of Shoals High School, a member of the Church of Christ in Mitchell and the Martin County Homemaker Club.

Surviving are one son, Tony (Rhona) Earl of Williams; one daughter, Wanda (John-deceased) Denny of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Amber (Mike) Middleton, April Garner, John Michael Denny (Graham Hallberg) and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Frey of Ohio; and one brother, Francis Sterling (Jenny) of Velpen.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Mary Jane Doane; and brother, Donald Sterling.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Bro. Kris Beasley will be officiating. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Sunday until the time of service.

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

Leesa F. (Griffin) Craig

Leesa F. (Griffin) Craig, 64, of Springville, died Friday. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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