Obituaries – December 2013

December 31, 2013

Annetta Louise Holmes

Aug. 13, 1940 — Dec. 29, 2013

Annetta Louise Holmes, 73, of Bedford, died at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday at The Waters of Martinsville.

Born on Aug. 13, 1940, in Greene County, she was the daughter of George Ray and Eliza Ola (Patton) Shelton. She married Donald Holmes and he preceded her in death on June 29, 1979.

 Annetta retired from GE in Bloomington.

Survivors include one son, David Holmes of Bloomfield; two sisters, Phyllis Tucker of Martinsville and Treva McGuire of Solsberry; and two brothers, George Shelton of Martinsville and Dewey Shelton of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Jeffery Donald Holmes; two sisters, Faye Arthur and Ann Wilson; and four brothers, Hubert, Wayne, Gerald and Lloyd Shelton.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Leonard Sankey and Pastor Steven Hight officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.

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

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

Violet E. Bacon

Dec. 2, 1928 — Dec. 29, 2013

Violet Eileen Bacon, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:53 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1928, in Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of Cecil and Lillian Ruth (Chase) Ihrke. She married Jimmy Leon Bacon in 1947 at Angola, and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1985.

She was a retired manager for Taylor Drugstore, Bedford and was a homemaker.

She was a member of Calvary Chapel Church, Bedford and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Darlene) Bacon of Mitchell and Terry L. Bacon of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including Danielle Hascell of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Verva Hascell.

Private family burial services were held today at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

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

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

Wimpy “Huey” O’Steen

July 18, 1953 — Dec. 29, 2013

Our dad was healed today. In Jesus’ arms he will stay.

Wimpy “Huey” O’Steen, 60, of Williams, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born July 18, 1953, in Gainesville, Fla., he was the son of Lester and Geneva (Dyle) O’Steen. He married Rebekah Terry on May 20, 1978; and she survives.

He was a former truck driver for Shelby Trucking, was an ordained minister and was the former pastor at Soul’s Haven Church.

He was an accomplished musician. He played steel guitar and several other instruments. He sang and wrote his own songs. He built and repaired steel guitars and taught many how to play the steel guitar. He enjoyed wood working and made many beautiful things.

 He was a graduate of Cross City High School, Cross City, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Rebekah O’Steen of Williams; one son, Arnold O’Steen of Williams; three daughters, Deborah (Steven) May of Bradyville, Tenn., Crystal (Layne) Lackey of Springville, and Bridgett (Paul) Owens of Bedford; five grandchildren, Chadrick May, Samuel Lackey, Cheylayna Lackey, Kadesia Owens, and Javan Owens; two sisters, Laverne Hay and Sheila O’Steen-Jones, both of Florida; one brother, Pat Chewning, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Work of God Church in Mitchell,  with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

James E. Jackson

June 23, 1932 — Dec. 27, 2013

James Edward Jackson, 81, Heltonville, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He worked at General Motors for 32 years and for five years at Trico in Brownsville, Texas.

He was a lifelong member of Heltonville Christian Church, where he served as deacon and elder; the Masonic Lodge; and UAW Local No. 440.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Claudette Wiley Jackson, whom he married on June 30, 1951; four daughters, Dana Jolene Bailey (Duane), Jamie Lynn Jones (Danny), Shawn Elaine Smith (Teddy) and Stacie Le Grant (Adam); nine grandchildren, Wiley, Nathan, Shane, Lindsee, Tyler, Taylor, Roy, Spencer and Paige; seven great-grandchildren, Averie, Kennedy, Jackson, Noah, Jonah, Zander and Tinsley; and siblings, Maxine Smith and Steve Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bud, Joe Richard and Bob Jackson; one sister, Susie Craig; and one great-granddaughter, Zoey Alyzabeth Martinez.

We would like to share our loving feelings and remembrances of our Husband and Dad with family and friends at a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heltonville Christian Church.

Wilma Soards

May 28, 1927 — Dec. 29, 2013

Wilma (York) Soards, 86, Bedford, died Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Marguerite Cain

Oct. 18, 1927 — Dec. 30, 2013

Marguerite Cain, 86, Bedford, died at 5:22 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

Winford D. Dixon

April 13, 1919 — Dec. 28, 2013

Winford Doyle Dixon, 94, Fort Ritner, died at 5:05 p.m. on Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Fort Ritner. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

John E. Eisele

March 14, 1946 — Dec. 28, 2013

John Edward Eisele, 66, Haddock, Ga., a Mitchell native and formerly of Bedford, died Friday. Funeral service was Monday at the Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray, Ga.

December 30, 2013

James E. Quinn

Nov. 25, 1927 — Dec. 28, 2013

James E. Quinn, 86 of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 25, 1927, in Martin County, he was the son of Elmer and Velma (Wininger) Quinn. James married June Mills on Oct. 8, 1949, and she survives.

 He was an inspector for the Conrail Railroad in Avon.

James was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War and was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Plainfield.

Survivors include his wife June of Bedford; two daughters, Sherry Denbo of Mooresville and Debbie Mason and husband Kevin of Bedford; five grandchildren, Quinn Mason, Kristen Johnston and husband James, Annie Jones and husband Dan, Brad Mason and Sean Denbo and wife Estee; one great-granddaughter, Masie Johnston; and one sister, Ruth Street of French Lick.

Funeral service will be  at 7 p.m. today in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. A private burial will be Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Gladys A. Toliver

Aug. 15, 1916 — Dec. 29, 2013

Gladys Austin Toliver, 97 of Orleans, passed away at 12:25 p.m. on Sunday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born in Marengo on Aug. 15, 1916,  the third daughter of Noah Arthur and Cora Jane (Goodson) Austin.

She was an active member of The First Baptist Church in Orleans since 1958. She was baptized at the age of 14 in a small creek near English.

She is survived by one son, Alan (Nancy) Toliver of Hopkinsville, Ky.; two daughters, Wanda (Connie) Minton of Orleans and Lynn (Robert) Longest of Paoli; nine grandchildren; 18  great-grandchildren; eight-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Delco and Mary Walls; four half sisters; and one half brother.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday  at The First Baptist Church in Orleans with the  Rev. Mike Williams and the Rev. Paul Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the church from 4-8 p.m. today  and from 10 a.m. until the service  on Tuesday.

The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Annetta L. Holmes

Aug. 13, 1940 — Dec. 29, 2013

Annetta Louise Holmes, 73, Bedford, died at 1:32 a.m. on Sunday at The Waters of Martinsville. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Mortuary.

Marguerite Cainn

Marguerite Cain, 86, Bedford, died today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Winford Dixon

Winford Dixon, Bedford, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 29, 2013

Evelyn Irene Watterson

June 24, 1929 — Dec. 27, 2013

Evelyn Irene Watterson, 84, of Mitchell, formally of Orleans, passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013, at IU Health-Bedford, in Bedford, Indiana.

She was born June 24, 1929, in Orangeville, Indiana, the daughter of Clyde and Bertha (Thacker) Stalker. She married Donald Watterson on December 3, 1948, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1988.

She worked at RCA, Paoli Chair, and Mi-lan Wood Products.

She is survived by one daughter, Leslie Kidd of Mitchell, Indiana; six grandchildren, Joseph Roop, Joshua Roop, Samantha Olsen, Miranda Case, Kyle Kidd, and Sierra Gilbert; and nine great-grandchildren, Joey, Ben, Gregory, Lukas, Estin, DJ, Aksel, Gavin, and Keenan.

She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Belinda.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Graceful Gospel Church with Rev. Brent O’Neal officiating. Cremation was chosen. Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements.

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

December 28, 2013

Lebert L. May

June 3, 1935 — Dec. 26, 2013

Lebert L. May, 78 of Fayetteville, died at 2:43 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born June 3, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Delbert and Maude Elizabeth (Wright) May. He married Mary Lou Foster and she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 2008.

He was a delivery driver/route salesman for Coca Cola and 7-Up Bottling and a member of the First Assembly of God.

He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Dexter “Butch” May of Bedford; two daughters, Sherlyn “Sherry” Brown and husband Mike of Mitchell, and Penny Godsey of Bedford; grandchildren, Rebecca Gulley, Josiah, Caleb, Jadon, Adam and Ashlyn Godsey, Ethan, Ezra and Elijah Sullivan, Emmy Sparks and Sammantha Davis; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Marvel May of Chapel Hill and Darrell May of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a daughter, Mellisa Sullivan; a sister, Juanita Jaynes; and two brothers, Cleadous and Gleason May.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the First Assembly of God with Pastors Glenn Duncan and Steve Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Assembly of God.

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

Betty M. Sellers

May 28, 1939 — Dec. 21, 2013

Betty M. Sellers, 74 of Mitchell, passed away at her residence on Dec. 21.

She was born in Blackwater, Va., on May 28, 1939, to Emmett L. and Inez Opal (Johnson) Collingsworth. She married Thomas Noah Sellers on Aug. 5, 1958, and he survives.

She was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Sellers of Mitchell; one son, Tony Sellers and wife Teresa of Washington; four grandchildren; five brothers, James Collingsworth of Bedford, Charles Collingsworth of Salem, Kee Collingsworth of Mitchell, Rev. Gerald Collingsworth and wife Vida of Ohio, and David G. Collingsworth of Marion; and five sisters, Ruby Sage of Paoli, Bobbie Buechler and husband Maurice of Mitchell, Georgia Flick and fiancé Dennis of West Baden Springs, Jurline Tuell and husband Ron of Florida, and Mary Kinder and husband Dwight of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Don Collingsworth and SP4 Delmo Collingsworth who died May 30, 1966, while serving in the Vietnam War

Private services were held on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home after her cremation.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James R. Chapman

Dec. 24, 2013 — Dec. 24, 2013

James Robert Chapman, infant son of James Robert-Nelson and Crystal Renee (Terrell) Chapman was stillborn at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Surviving are his parents, James and Crystal Chapman of Mitchell; siblings, Olivia Chapman, Aubrey Martin and Nevaeh Chapman; grandparents, Robert and Cindy Chapman of Mitchell, Edna Shelby of Orleans, Lisa Case of Mitchell, and William Shoopman of Mitchell; great-grandmother, Linda Terrell of Mitchell; and uncles, Derek Barkley, Jacob Barkley, Nick Case and Lucas Case.

Yancy Unger officiated at a graveside service on Friday at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Gerald Jones

Nov. 19,1949 — Dec. 26, 2013

Gerald Jones, 64 of Heltonville, died Thursday at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center in Ellettsville.

He was born Nov. 19,1949, in Bedford, to Cecil and Elsie (Harrell) Jones.

Gerald graduated from Heltonvile High School, worked for Extuded Alloys, Northern Propane and Indiana Limestone Company.

He was a member of Mundell Christian Church, NRA, American Quarterhorse Association and International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millworkers of America Local No. 8093.

He enjoyed coon hunting, horseback riding and farming.

Surviving are his sisters, Carolyn Jarvis of Bedford and Cynthia Denniston of Norman; nieces, Grace (Tyson) George and April Basinger; nephews, Todd Denniston and Reid (Jody) Denniston; three great-nieces; and friend, Evelyn Mundy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Cecilia “Susie” Basinger; and infant brother, Gregory Allen Jones. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service  at 2 p.m. on Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Bro. Jim Fisher will officiate. Burial will follow at Mundell Cemetery.

Pall bearers: Michael Tomey, Tyson George, Emmett Dalton, Rick Frazier, Shannon Bundy, Brandon Hancock, Jason Eads, Jamin Thomas

Alternates: Todd Denniston and Reid Denniston.

December 27, 2013

Carol A. Brewer

Dec. 19, 1952 — Dec. 23, 2013

Carol Ann Brewer, 61, of Columbus, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

She was born in Mitchell on Dec. 19, 1952, the daughter of Rayburn and Hazel Stevens Wedgewood.

Carol was employed at The Cork Liquors for 18 years as a Bookkeeper.

Survivors include her children, Paul Brewer of Los Angeles, Calif., Melissa (Dave) Boyer of Columbus and Julie (Matt) Geilker of Columbus; brothers, Mike (Linda) Wedgewood of Tennessee, and Gary “Butch” (Ricki) Wedgewood of Princeton; a sister, Bonnie (Steve) Mentzer of Columbus, Ohio; and grandchildren, Andrew, Tyler and William Boyer and Taylor and Braeden Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Don Wedgewood.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Patrick Galligar officiating.

Family and friends may call from 1 p.m. to time of service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to Carol’s family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Teresa D. Rigsby

Aug. 28, 1961 — Dec. 24, 2013

Teresa Dawn (Stancombe) Rigsby, passed away at 6:09 a.m. on Tuesday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in February 2011 and fought a great battle.

She was born Aug. 28, 1961, at Dunn Memorial Hospital to Ethel Stancombe. She married Regan Rigsby on Sept. 3, 2003, and he survives.

She worked at Aisin USA Manufacturing in Seymour from 2004 until this year. She worked at Boston Scientific in Spencer for many years prior to that.

She is also survived by her daughter, Chasity (Jamie) Staley of Seymour; her sister, Beverly (Mike) Young of St. Anthony; nieces, Tina (Kevin) Hobson, Keona Stickney, Courtni Hobson and Chancla Hobson; her nephew, Seth Hobson, all of Salem; her stepgrandchildren, Chelsea Lewis and Alex Staley, both of Berea Ohio; stepdaughter, Haley Rigsby of Louisville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Richard (Susan) Rigsby; sister-in-law, Debbie McCullough; mother-in-law, Glenna Rigsby; Buddy, Barney and Yoda, her Boston Terrier Fur Babies.

She was preceded in death by her mother (2010); her nephew Matthew Young (2005; her father-in-law, Ray Rigsby (1991); grandparents Clyde and Nettie Stancombe; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. today at Voss Chapel in Seymour with the Rev. Bud Smith officiating.

Friends may call at Voss Chapel from 2-6 p.m. today.

All arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Voss and Sons Funeral Service and Tri-County Crematory, Seymour.

Memorials may be made to the family or to Ovar’coming Together.

Condolences may be sent to the family through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

December 26, 2013

Wayne A. Kern

Dec. 27, 1919 — Dec. 22, 2013

Wayne A Kern, born Arthur Wayne Kern, in 1919 in Plattsburg, N.Y. to Louis Raymond Kern and Amanda Lillian Beaudete, passed away on Sunday.

He married Reva Jane Cannedy on Sept. 21, 1940, and she preceded him in death on March 11, 2013.

He was a postmaster at the Bedford Post Office and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He had served as the chairman for the Lawrence County Democratic Party and was named Sagamore of the Wabash in 1968 by then governor, Roger Branigan. He was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Lou Tlustek (Hein) of Bedford, Diana Lyn Armstrong (Larry) of Lebanon and Cathy Ann Hackney (Ken) of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Kaya Pace (Robert), Ilana Tlustek, Hein K Tlustek (Stephanie), Marthea Jackson (Jeff), Alida Bingham (Aaron), Terry Tlustek (Bethany), Tamatha Bailey (Tracy), Kristina Matlock, JoAnna Cobb (Ed); 26 great grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Esther Carlton Kern; a brother, Thomas Raymond Kern; sisters, Thelma Marie Parks, Lois Loraine Webster and Nina Arbuckle; a son-in-law, Ron Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Anna Tlustek.

Private services are planned. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No.33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Linda Jill Lee

Aug. 11, 1954 — Dec. 23, 2013

Linda Jill Lee, 59 of Bedford, died at 6:59 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Aug. 11, 1954, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Gordon and Leoma (Williams) Shook. She married Curt Lee on Dec. 16, 1973 and he survives.

She was a claims taker at Work One in Bedford and volunteered with Ducks Unlimited.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

She enjoyed traveling, shopping and being Grammy.

Survivors include four daughters, Danie Norris and husband Mark of Bloomington, Tiffany Moody and husband Matt of Carmel, Kasey Franklin and husband Doug of Indianapolis, and Chelsea Lee and companion Steve Cassidy of Bedford; grandchildren, Caleb, Haley, Jetta, Maya and Pacer Norris, and Maddox and Harper Franklin; a sister, Lee Ann Mitchell and husband Rick of Mitchell; aunt, Annah Hall of Bedford; uncle, Don Williams of Cloverdale; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Nora Nicole Moody (in infancy); and an uncle, Dean Williams.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bedford with Pastor Allen Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

John D. White

July 14, 1940 — Dec. 24, 2013

John David “Whitey” White, 73 of Mitchell, passed away on Tuesday at 9:25 a.m. at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County on July 14, 1940, to Paul and Mary (Glover) White. He was a graduate of Bedford High School.

He was retired from GM Powertrain in Bedford after 42 years of service. He was a US Army veteran

He was a member of the Bedford Eagles No. 654, Mitchell V.F.W., Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250, and Bedford Moose Lodge.

He loved to shoot pool enjoying it with his friends, and best friends were Lee and Lisa Booker.

Survivors include one daughter; Paula (White) Ely and husband Timothy of Mitchell; one brother, Harold Dean White and wife Twila of Oolitic; his daughter’s mother and caring friends, Cora (Charlie) Elkins of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Evelyn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with military honors by the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250.

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

Cremation will follow after the funeral service.

Nancy L. Shirley

Dec. 4, 1935 — Dec. 18, 2013

Nancy L. Shirley, 78 of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 18 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Nancy was born on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1935, to the late Clyde A. and Madeline (Wheeler) Shirley.

She taught fourth grade for over 30 years retiring from Maplewood School in Indianapolis.

Nancy is survived by her sister, Sandra L. Bridwell; nephew, Mark B. Key; and niece, Christie A. Guthrie Jenkins, all of Bedford.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Southern Indiana Cremation Society, LLC.

Della M. Mitchell

Jan. 8, 1926 — Dec. 21, 2013

Della Mae Mitchell, 87 of Bedford, passed away at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Henry Fields and Alma B. (Root) Fields. She married John V. Mitchell on Sept. 2, 1955, and he preceded her in death in November of 1980.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a homemaker and had worked at Bedford National Bank.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. She enjoyed golfing and church group. She was a card club member and participated in a bowling league.

Surviving are two sons, John Mitchell and David (Melissa) Mitchell of Bedford; one daughter, Tricia (Stan) Spoonmore of Springville; one brother, Bill Fields of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Kyla Fish, Kelli Michael, and Samantha and Garrison Mitchell; four great-grandchildren, Chad and Gracie Michael, and Mason and Brady Fish; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Russell “Bud” Fields; and one sister, Ethela “Snooks” Mathews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

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

December 24, 2013

Debra Jo Flynn

Oct. 25, 1959 — Dec. 22, 2013

Debra “Debi” Jo Flynn, 54, Orleans, formerly of Mitchell, passed away due to a massive stroke at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 25, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joe Flynn and Martha (Green) Collins.

She was employed at C&M Conveyer and was a graduate of Oakland City College. Debra was a member of Oakland City College Alumni, United Steel Workers 7-30, and former member of ABATE.

Surviving are daughters, Rachel (Andrew) Davis of Orleans, Robin (Joe) Higgs of Mitchell, and Crystal (Blaine Longest) Goldsberry of Orleans; dogs, Roxanne and Ridge; mother, Martha Collin of Mitchell; companion, Jeff Perkins of Orleans; grandchildren, Nicole Goldsberry, Jorja Davis, Seth Goldsberry, Devin Goldsberry, Alyssa Smith, Lonzo Smith III, Emma Higgs and Gracie Higgs; brothers, Ronnie (Brenda) Flynn, Steve (Vivian) Flynn, and Brad (Kim) Flynn, all of Mitchell;several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Flynn; stepfather, Estel Collins; very special grandmother, Helen Wilfong; grandfather, John Green; paternal grandparents, Jess and Gladys Flynn; granddaughter, Kristen Dawn Emmons; nephew, Gregory Flynn, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Ronald L. Royer

June 26, 1946 — Dec. 22, 2013

Ronald L. “Ron” Royer, 67 of Ellettsville, passed away Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Born, June 26, 1946, in Bloomington, he was the son of Glenn and Alma “Jean” (Jones) Royer.

Ron retired as a supervisor from Vectren Corporation after 39 years of service.

He was a United States Marine Corp. veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0285 in Spencer.

Ron was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother who enjoyed hiking and photography.

Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Kraese and  husband Todd of Bedford; his mother, Alma “Jean” Royer of Ellettsville; three grandsons, Brandon, Nathan and Cameron Kraese of Bedford; one sister, Glenda Griffith and husband Gary of Ellettsville; one brother, Steve Royer and  wife Judy of Bloomington; four aunts, Ruby Pope and Marie Nethery, both of Bloomington, Jean Bird and husband Donald of French Lick, and Myrtle Parrott of San Diego, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Royer (2000).

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor Billy Brim and Chaplain Scottie Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Dr. Bloomington, IN 47403.

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

William E. Kelley

April 1, 1929 — Dec. 22, 2013

William E. “Bill” Kelley, 84 of Bloomington,  passed away Sunday at his residence.

Born, April 1, 1929, in Oolitic, he was the son of Harlon and Mary (Clark) Kelley.

Bill was a meat-cutter for Marsh Supermarkets and retired from Westinghouse as a lathe operator.

He was a member and an Elder at the Blackwell Pentecostal Church.

Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Paloma (Taylor) Axsom Kelley; three sons, Randy J. Kelley (Kaye) of Bedford, David F. Axsom (Jenni) of Bloomington, and Kerry D. Axsom (Dee) of Norman; three daughters, Cathy L. Banks (Doug) of Solsberry, Lila K. Jones (Jim) of Norman and Leah R. Edwards (Bill) of West Baden, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Stanley Kelley of Springville and Jack Kelley (Rene) of Mitchell; four sisters, Joan Wubben (Bob) of Springville, Norma Mikels, Beverly Fletcher (Larry) and Rebeka Goss all of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Rose Marie (Davis) Kelley (1995); two sons, Gary and Michael Kelley;, a granddaughter, Tonya Jones; and a sister, Vera York.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at The Funeral Chapel with Pastor’s Darin Bowlen and Travis Jones officiating. Burial will be at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blackwell Pentecostal Church, 9018 Chapel Hill Rd. Heltonville, IN 47436.

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

Josiah A. Black

Dec. 20, 2013 — Dec. 20, 2013

Josiah Alexander Black, infant son of Jordan and Kayla (Sego) Black,  passed away on Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville.

Survivors include his parents; Jordan and Kayla Black of Martinsville, two brothers, Jacob Black and Joshua Black of Martinsville; one sister; Jayla Black of Martinsville; grandparents, Melinda Lewis of Bedford, Tony (Cathy) Sego of Bedford, Pop Pop Eric Martin of Bedford and John and Joanne Black of Springville; great-grandparents, Larry and Marilyn Sego of Bedford, Judy Cunnington of Bedford, Sharon Kyser of Michigan and Bud and Linda Smith of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Donations made be made to the Black Family, at Bedford Federal Savings Bank at 1030 15th St. in Bedford.

Wayne A. Kern

Dec. 27, 1919 — Dec. 22, 2013

Wayne A. Kern, born Arthur Wayne Kern, in 1919 in Plattsburg, N.Y. to Louis Raymond Kern and Amanda Lillian Beaudete, died Sunday. Private services are planned. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Linda J. Lee

Aug. 11, 1954 — Dec. 23, 2013

Linda Jill Lee, 59, of Bedford, died at 6:59 a.m. on Monday at her residence. Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 23, 2013

Della M. Mitchell

Jan. 8, 1926 — Dec. 21, 2013

Della Mae Mitchell, 87 of Bedford, passed away at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Henry Fields and Alma B. (Root) Fields. She married John V. Mitchell on Sept. 2, 1955, and he preceded her in death in November of 1980.

She was a graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a homemaker and had worked at Bedford National Bank.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. She enjoyed golfing and church group. She was a card club member and participated in a bowling league.

Surviving are two sons, John Mitchell and David (Melissa) Mitchell of Bedford; one daughter, Tricia (Stan) Spoonmore of Springville; one brother, Bill Fields of South Carolina; four grandchildren, Kyla Fish, Kelli Michael, and Samantha and Garrison Mitchell; four great-grandchildren, Chad and Gracie Mitchell, and Mason and Brady Fish; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Russell “Bud” Fields; and one sister, Ethela “Snooks” Mathews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

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

Betty J. Baker

May 20, 1924— Dec. 22, 2013

Betty J. Baker, 89, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born May 20, 1924, in Bedford to John A. and Mary E. (Toon) Johnson. Betty married the Rev. Robert E. Baker on Aug. 18, 1946, in Bedford and he survives.

Betty was a member of the First Church of God in Bedford, where she served as the organist for 17 years, she was part of the Ministry with her husband the Rev. Robert Baker for 60 years, they ministered at First Church of God in Ashtabula, Ohio, and First Church of God in Welland, Ontario, Canada, they also evangelized and spread Christianity all over the United States.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert E. Baker of Bedford; one son, Mark J. Baker of Bedford; one daughter, Candace Sue Baker-Korver and husband Todd of Geneva, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christopher Baker of Bloomington and Sherry Baker of Bloomington; and one sister, Ritta Brock of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Louie Johnson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the First Church of God in Bedford at 3131 W. 16th St., with Bro. Mark Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Nation & World, at 728 P St. Bedford, In 47421.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah I. Hearth

Feb. 1928 — Dec. 21, 2013

Beulah I. Hearth, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:34 p.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge.

Born Feb. 9, 1928, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Bee and Lela (Butcher) Prince. She married Virgil Hearth and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

Survivors include two daughters, Lana McPike and husband Mike of Bloomington, and Diana Hearth of Bedford; six grandc hildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 39 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Prince of Bedford; and  two sisters, Jeanette Martin of Avoca and Judy Brain and her husband Joe of Springville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, one grandson, D.J. Vestal; five brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Agnes B. Bauer

Sept. 28, 1927 — Dec. 21, 2013

Agnes Bernease Bauer, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge.

Born Sept. 28, 1927, in Loogootee, she was the daughter of William Ross and Elizabeth Ellen (Smith) Dillon. She married Charles W. Bauer in Bedford in 1953, and he preceded her in death in October of 2004.

She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Michael W. Bauer of Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter, Robyn E. Kargacos of San Diego, Calif.; two grandchildren, Sara J. Walls and Patrick M. Bauer, both of Bedford; and one great-grandchild, Kelly J. Bauer of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Raymond E. Dillon and John W. Dillon; and one great-grandson, Zachary Calvin.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today.

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

Mary F. Mosier

May 9, 1925 — Dec. 21, 2013

Mary Frances Mosier, 88, Bedford, died at 2:48 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born May 9, 1925, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joseph Antonio and Mary Theresa Garofola. She married Robert Dale Mosier on June 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Mary had worked as a custodian for North Lawrence Community Schools.

Survivors include one son, Mike Mosier and wife Pam of Bedford; one daughter, Theresa Stevens and husband Jon of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Beth Stack, Stephanie Lutgen, Paul Mosier, Grant Mosier, Jamie Roub, Jeff Mosier, Michael Stevens, Corey Stevens, and Sarah Ralston; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Fannie White of Brookville; two brothers: Tony Garofola of Bedford, Joseph Garofola of Bedford; and one daughter in law, Jan Mosier of Birmingham, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald Mosier; one brother, Frank Garofola.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Frances at www.daycarter.com.

Debra Jo Flynn

Oct. 25, 1959 — Dec. 22, 2013

Debra Jo Flynn, 54, Orleans, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Wayne Kern

Wayne Kern, 93, Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 22, 2013

Kim P. Knowles

Oct. 6, 1951 —  Dec. 19, 2013

Kim P. Knowles, 62, passed away at 1:18 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013, at his residence. Born October 6, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William F. and Barbara Jean (Lanier) Knowles.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1970 and Purdue University in 1974. Kim was a mechanical engineer and retired from NSWC Crane. He was a charter member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

Surviving are his father, William F. Knowles, of Mitchell; brothers, Steve Knowles, of Scottsburg, and Jeff Knowles, of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. His mother preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, December 23, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. Robert Courson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Beulah Hearth

Beulah Hearth, 85, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation and services are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Frances Mosier

Mary Frances Mosier, 88, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 21, 2013

Betty J. Gilstrap

Dec. 25, 1927 — Dec. 19, 2013

Betty Jean Gilstrap, 85 of Bedford, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday at Stone Bridge Health Campus.

Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Logan and Millie (Kelly) Hanson. She married Robert Dwight Gilstrap on Sept. 18, 1945, in Leesville; and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2006.

She was a homemaker and co-owner of Gilstrap Sunoco at the corner of 16th and M streets.

She was a lifelong member of Fairview Community Church. She was a member of the Fairview Ladies Aide.

Surviving are three sons, Dwight (Kathy) Gilstrap of Paris, Tenn., Keith (Terri) Gilstrap of Bedford and Greg Gilstrap of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Sara Templeton, Shelby Gilstrap, Emily Gilstrap, and Abby Gilstrap; two stepgrandsons, Dax (Megan) Duncan and Landon Duncan of Avon; and three great-grandchildren, Aliza and Haden Templeton and Claire Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Linda; and one son, Michael, both in infancy; two sisters, Mabel and Emaline; and five brothers, James Hanson, Robert Hanson, Lester Hanson, Joe Hanson, and Albert Hanson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Community Church.

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

Gary D. Staggs

March 2, 1953 — Dec. 16, 2013

Gary Dean Staggs, 60, Bedford, died at 5:10 p.m. on Monday from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Owen County. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 26 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

Kim Knowles

Kim P. D. Knowles, 62, Mitchell, died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

December 20, 2013

Virginia L. Priddy

Oct. 4, 1928 — Dec. 19, 2013

Virginia L Priddy, 85 of Owensburg, died Thursday at her residence.

Born Oct. 4, 1928, in Michigan, she was the daughter of Clyde and Ruth (Falls) Harger. She married Garland Priddy on March 18, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 2006.

She was an assembler at Westinghouse in Bloomington and later worked in the deli department at Buehler’s Buy-Low in Bedford.

She was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Mike Priddy and wife Sabine, of Owensburg; three grandchildren, Michael and Jenifer Priddy and Kimberly Dillard; and four great-grandchildren, Aaliyah, Nickeless, Kaidin and Trenton Dillard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Clydy Harger; and two sisters, Norma Harger and Grace Curry.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jay Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Owensburg Baptist Church.

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

December 19, 2013

Catherine J. Canfield

Dec. 16, 1952 — Dec. 16, 2013

Catherine J. “Cathy” Canfield, 61, of Bedford, died at 10:50 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Dec. 16, 1952, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Jack D. and Mira Jo “Jodie” (Guthrie) Canfield.

She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include her mother, Mira Jo Canfield of Bedford; a brother, Mike Canfield and wife Robin of Bloomington; a sister, Terri Delisle and husband Frank of Colleyville, Texas; six nieces and nephews, Justin, Jared, Samantha and John Canfield, Stacie Deckard and husband Tyler and Ryan Delisle; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the LARC Center.

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

Bernice E. Withers

Dec. 13, 1911 — Dec. 18, 2013

Berenice E. Withers, 102, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

Born Dec. 13, 1911, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Emerson and Ethel (Duggin) Elliott. She married Noah Lee Withers and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Berenice was a seamstress and had been employed at Dr. James Oswalt’s office and at Caudell’s Variety Store. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1929, and was a member of Springs Valley United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Survivors include one son, Robert L. (Sharon) Withers of French Lick; five grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren;  a sister, Cordellia Hal of Satellite, Fla.; and a half sister, Emily Walker of Kentucky.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Beth Noe; and brothers, John T. Elliott, Kenneth Elliott, and Ernest Elliott, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Frida in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Linda Watson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Bryan Barlow, Allen Barlow, Barry Barlow, John Barlow, Travis Barlow, and Evan Barlow.

Memorial Gifts: Springs Valley United Methodist Church or Jacob Finger United Methodist Church

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

December 18, 2013

Dennis W. Davis Jr.

Aug. 18, 1965 — Dec. 14, 2013

Dennis W. Davis Jr., 48, of East Oolitic, died Saturday at his residence.

Born Aug. 18, 1965, in Bedford, he was the son of Dennis “Denny” Davis Sr. and Anita “Arlene” Randolph Davis.

He was a veteran of the War in Iraq and served in the National Guard for 15 years.

Survivors include his parents; a son, Dennis “Buddy” Davis III, of Mitchell; three brothers, Daniel Davis and wife Kelly, Donald Davis and wife Roxie and Dusty Davis, all of Bedford; nephews, Josh Davis and wife Tasha, Jordan Davis and wife Hannah, Tyler, Eric and Jakob Davis and Jacob Terrell; nieces, Brooke, Kaylea and Lauren; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Moneva Davis and Arlis and Imogene Randolph; an aunt, Arleen Thompson; and an uncle, Robert Davis.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

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

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

Allan D. Hackney

May 21, 1969 — Dec. 17, 2013

Allan Dirrelle Hackney, 44 of Mitchell, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born May 21, 1969, in Orange County, he is the son of Fredric D. and Linda Ruth (Tincher) Hackney.

He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1987.

Allan had been employed at Mitchell Motor Sales, Bedford Regional Medical Center, and was a DJ at WBIW Radio.

He enjoyed the Brain Games, Facebook, his music, talking with friends, and “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

Surviving are his mother, Linda Hackney of Mitchell; and a brother, Brian Hackney of Orleans.

His father and sister, Amanda Hackney, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with The Rev. Kevin Giggy officiating. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Kevin Giggy, Steve Grissom, Kevin Karr, Bobby Long, Danny Hopper, Brian Fults, Brian Hackney, and Jeff Grissom.

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

John E. Hendricks

July 18, 1918 — Dec. 14, 2013

John Elijah Hendricks, 95, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday at Indiana University Health in Bedford.

He was born July 18, 1918, in Mitchell to Elijah and Nellie (Burton) Hendricks. He was married to the late Mary Lou (Lively) Hendricks.

He was an Army Veteran of World War II and retired from Crane in 1975.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce of Jeffersonville; a son, Buddy of Mitchell, two stepsons, Doug of Puyallup, Wash., and Phil of Oak Harbor, Wash., and 13 grandchildren.

Mr. Hendricks was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Walter; sister, Evelyn; and granddaughter, Kathy.

John drove avidly right up to his death traveling from Indiana to Washington state at least once a year by himself, and had driven in every state except Alaska. He also loved photography and shot stills and videos of many people and things.

In his job, he was a math expert.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military honors given by the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the White River Humane Society.

Dawn R. Fleming

Dawn R. Fleming, 49, Bedford, died Saturday at her residence. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Harold E. Mitchell

Harold E. Mitchell, 62, Bedford, died at 2:27 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2013, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gary D. Staggs

Gary Dean Staggs, 60, Oolitic, died at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 17, 2013

Joan Link

June 11, 1932 — Dec. 16, 2013

Joan (Hedley) Link, 81, of Bedford and formerly of Terre Haute and Columbus, died at 1:14 p.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born June 11, 1932, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Harry and Helen (Baker) Hedley. She married Fred W. Link on Jan. 26, 1952, and he survives. Joan was a librarian at Columbus East High School and a long distance telephone operator.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Survivors include her husband, Fred of Bedford; a daughter, Lana LaGrange and husband John of Bedford; a son, Bruce Link of Crossville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Michael LaGrange, Stephanie Link, Heather Motley and Brian LaGrange; a sister, Martha Shaw of Dawsonville, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Adelyn LaGrange and Landon Motley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Bent LaGrange and Steven Link; a brother, Harry Hedley; and a sister, Margaret Meighen.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the First Assembly of God in Bedford with Pastors Glenn Duncan and Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joan at www.daycarter.com.

Ernest W. Cassida

March 5, 1945 — Dec. 15, 2013

Ernest W. “Ernie” Cassida, 68, formerly of Bedford, passed away at 10 p.m. on Sunday at Paoli Health and Living Community Center.

Born March 5, 1945, in Monroe County, he was the son of Ernest and Louise (Thatcher) Cassida. He married Wilma Sons on Nov. 20, 1964; and she preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2002.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1963.

He retired from W.F. Myers Inc., where he worked as a machinist. He also worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Co., in Bedford.

He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Randy) Burks of Fountain Inn, S.C., and Kim (Jon) Collins of Pearlington, Miss.; five grandchildren, Jessica and Latisha Burks of Fountain Inn, S.C., and Isaac, Josiah, and Emily Collins of Pearlington, Miss.; and two sisters, Jane Carter Hardwick of Oviedo, Fla., and Donna Cassida of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two grandchildren, Hope and Whitney.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Jon Collins officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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

Betty J. Butler

Nov. 15, 1928 — Dec. 16, 2013

Betty J. Butler, 85, of Bedford died at 1:40 p.m. on Monday at the home of her son.

Born Nov. 15, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James and Drusella (DeTinne) VanWinkle. She married Harold A. Butler on Aug. 1, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2005.

She retired as an electrical and visual inspector for General Electric in Bloomington in 1990.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Butler and wife Cheryl and Jerry Butler and wife Karen, all of Mitchell; four granddaughters, Alicia Butler of Bedford, Ashley Stevens and husband Jeremy of Indianapolis, and Kalee and Kylee Butler both of Mitchell; three great-grandchildren, Cayse Reed Stevens, Shayna Stevens and Dylan Dean Pilkenton. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Emma Hildum, Mildred Nikirk and Marlene Kern; two brothers, Otto and Charles VanWinkle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.

Reva K. Mundy

Oct. 6, 1941 — Dec. 15, 2013

Reva Kay (Walts) Mundy, 72 of Mitchell passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Oct. 6, 1941, in Washington County, she was the daughter of Edith E. (Walts) Martin. She graduated in 1959 from Tunnelton High School.

Reva was a life-long beautician and had also been employed at Dana Corporation.

She was very family oriented and was an unique individual.

Surviving are one son, Dennis R. (Rachel J.) Mundy of Mitchell; grandchildren, Shane Mundy, Cody Mundy, Micala Mundy, Dylan Mundy; great-grandchildren, Amiah Kay Mundy, Wyatt Steven Wayne Mundy, and Evan Mundy; sisters, Shirley (Leroy) Briscoe and Joan Martin, both of Mitchell, June (Bill) Morlan of Kansas City, Mo., Rebekah Dwyer of Mitchell and Judy (Bill) Pittman of Tennessee; brothers, John (Cathy) Martin of Mitchell, and Harry “Bud” (Janis) Martin of Martinsvill; and several nieces and nephews.

Her mother; and son, Steven E. Mundy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Cavetown Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers:  Kyle Thomas, Joe Johnson, Justin Graves, Shane Mundy, Cody Mundy, Shannon Dwyer, John Martin, and Tommy Andis.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services,

Elona Barnes

Dec. 8, 1931 — Dec. 14, 2013

Elona Barnes, 82, Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown, formerly of Medora, died Saturday at Hoosier Christian Village.

She was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Kurtz, the daughter of Cella Young and Odessa Miller Young, who preceded her in death. She married Melvin A. Barnes on July 31, 1948, and he survives.

She attended Clearspring school, House of James Beauty College and cosmetology school. She worked as a hair stylist for 15 years and she and her husband were owners of Mel’s Package Store in Medora for 22 years.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora.

She served as secretary of the Medora Conservation Club and on the election board as an inspector for Carr Township.

She was an avid bowler, being on leagues in Jackson and Lawrence counties. She helped organize the Medora Christmas Parade.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and mother-in-law.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin of Brownstown; one son, Melvin Jr. (Sherry) Barnes of Bedford; one daughter, Karen (Paul) Henderson of Norman; one daughter-in-law, Goldie Barnes of Medora; eight grandchildren, Angel (Tim) Sorrells, Shawn Dixon, Joe (Stephanie) Barnes, Leslie Dillman, Amber Henley, Travis Barnes, Tracy (John) Ernstes and Todd (Melissa) Barnes; 19 great-grandchildren, Katie Hoffman, Gracie Sorrells, Kenneth Dixon, Kennedy Dixon, Emily Barnes, Joseph Barnes, Trisha Henley, Jesse Dillman, Nick Persinger, Brookln Henley, Jake Henley, Nicholas Barnes, Gage Barnes, Tia Barnes, Kendra Ernstes, Jacob Ernstes, Taylor McFarland, Amber Barnes and Josh Barnes; two great-great-grandchildren, Aubree Barnes and Andrew Barnes; one brother, Robert Young of Norman; one sister, Beatrice Hunter of Heltonville; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Terry Barnes; one daughter, Vickie Barnes; one grandson, Eric Persinger; and one brother, Joe Young.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Pastor John Belk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Medora, Medora Masonic Lodge No. 328 F&AM, or Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary, Brownstown.

Catherine J. Canfield

Catherine J. “Cathy” Canfield, 61, of Bedford died at 10:50 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 16, 2013

Marvin H. Manion

Aug. 18, 1928 — Dec. 14, 2013

Marvin H. Manion, 85, of Oolitic, went to be with the Lord at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Lawrence County he was the son of Roy Evert Manion and Gladys Omea (Vaughn) Manion. He married C. Jeanie Bailey on July 7, 1961, and she survives.

Marvin owned and operated several service stations including the Phillips 66 Station in Oolitic, and the Marathons at the Intersection of 37/50 and 16th Street. He later owned the Manion’s Hardware Store in Oolitic before retiring.

He was a member of the First Free Methodist Church and the Patriot Lodge No. 750 F&AM of Oolitic. He enjoyed fishing, hunting  and gardening. He was well known in the family for his fabulous blackberries.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanie of Oolitic; one brother, Kenneth L. and wife Bobbie Ann of Oolitic, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Morris Manion; and one sister, Louise Smith.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

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

Lionel Howard Quackenbush

Nov. 15, 1939 — Dec. 13, 2013

Lionel Howard Quackenbush, 74, of Bedford, died at 3:15 p.m. on Friday at the Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Nov. 15, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Morris Carl and Candace (Davis) Quackenbush Gyger.

He was a retired inspector for Ford Electronics, later Visteon. Lionel was a graduate of Oolitic High School and a member of Donica Memorial Church of God.

Surviving are one sister, Patricia Jackson of Claymont, Del.; one half sister, Janet (Malcolm) Middleton of Huron; one half brother, John Gyger of Huron; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Quackenbush; one sister, Linda Quackenbush; and his uncle and aunt, Bill and Wilma Quackenbush.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson and Farrell Sowder officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.

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

Ernest W. Cassida

Ernest W. “Ernie” Cassida, 68, of Bedford died Sunday at Paoli Health and Living Community. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Reva K. Mundy

Reva Kay Mundy, 72, Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

December 15, 2013

Harry Hughes

Oct. 10, 1960 — Dec. 12, 2013

Harry Hughes, 53, of Mitchell, died at 1a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at his residence.

Born Oct. 10, 1960, in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of Theodore and Yvonne (Wells) Hughes. He married Patty Gary on June 4, 1983, and she survives. Harry served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Iran-Iraq Conflict. He had worked at C & M Conveyor in Mitchell. Harry was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing with his dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Patty, of Mitchell; his mother, Yvonne Hughes, of Utah; a daughter, Trista Hughes, of Evansville; a son, Harry “Joey” Hughes Jr., of Denton, TX; three brothers, Rocky Hughes of Utah, Kevin Hughes of Masena, NY, and Rex Hughes of Canton, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore Hughes.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bob Courson officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday, Dec.17, at the Day & Carter 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 Harry at www.daycarter.com.

December 14, 2013

Elizabeth Ann Hight

May 8, 1957 — December 10, 2013

Elizabeth Ann Hight, 56, of Fishers, IN, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at her residence.

Born May 8, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ, she was the daughter of Vernon E. and Jeanette (Andreasen) Hight. She was a graphics designer for twenty-three years with the Farnam Co. in Phoenix, AZ and later a medical coder for St. Vincent Hospital.

Survivors include two brothers, Steven E. Hight and wife, Kathy of Bedford; Andrew D. Hight and wife, Suzanne of Tupelo, MS; a nephew, Michael R. Hight of Belton, SC; two nieces, Michelle J. Krick of Lafayette and Melinda J. Hight of Carmel; two great nieces and two great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steven E. Hight officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm until the hour of service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Elizabeth at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Casilda Arthur

Casilda “Cass” Arthur, 77, originally of Bedford, Indiana, passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at her home in Ocoee, FL.

Cass was born in Delta, Kentucky to the late Charles Esker and Lara Denny. Cass retired from General Electric after 25 years of service. She was married to her late husband, Dean, for 49 years. Cass spent most of her life in Indiana with her family. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, traveling and caring for her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Cass was preceded in her passing by her husband, Dean Arthur; and three sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Randell “Randy” Arthur and Miles “Dana” Arthur; brothers Mitt Denny, Mike Denny, and Bryan Denny; sisters Harriett Cummings and Twyleah Mitcham; grandchildren Maggie, Nick, Brady, Mavis, Jason, Clayton and Erick; and great-grandchildren Olivia, Katelyn, and Kaden.

A graveside service will be held for Cass on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha, FL, 34734.

Arrangements are under the care of Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com.

December 13, 2013

Jimmie Goodman

Aug. 29, 1936 — Dec. 12, 2013

Jimmie D. Goodman, 77, of Bedford, died Thursday. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from noon until the time of service.

Harry Hughes

Oct. 10, 1960 — Dec. 12, 2013

Harry Hughes, 53, of Mitchell, died at 1 a.m. Thursday at his residence. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.

Memorials: The American Cancer Society.

December 12, 2013

Sherry Robertson

Sept. 20, 1939 — Dec. 9, 2013

Sherry Robertson, 74, of Gaston, Ind., died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Hickory Creek at Gaston, Ind.

Born Sept. 20, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jason and Sarah L. (Duncan) Robertson.

She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are her sister, Herley Robertson Walls, Bedford; five nieces; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; and one step-great-nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 11 a.m. until the service hour.

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

December 11, 2013

Mary Jane Doane

June 7, 1932 — Dec. 10, 2013

Mary Jane Doane, 81, of Mitchell, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at IU Health Hospice House.

Born June 7, 1932, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Fielding and Minnie (Rowe) Sterling. She married Noble Doane on Aug. 25, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2007. She had worked at Pfeffer’s Bakery until 1966. She later made cakes from home and was a homemaker. She served as the secretary-treasurer for the Huron PTO for several years and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Doane of Williams and Darrell Doane and wife, Nora of Mitchell; two grandchildren, Allen and Kortni Doane, both of Mitchell; two brothers, Donald Sterling and wife, Sue of Loogootee and Francis Sterling and wife, Ginny of Velpen, IN; two sisters, Ernestine Earl of Mitchell and Barbara Frey of Galloway, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Jonnie Doane and wife, Peggy; a sister-in-law, Juanita Taylor Henderson and husband, Gordon, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers-in-law, James Earl, Ed Frey, Austin Taylor and Russell Bates; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Bates.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Richard Holt officiating. Burial will follow in the Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary Jane at www.daycarter.com.

Larry D. Eagans

Aug. 15, 1951 — Dec. 10, 2013

Larry D. Eagans, 62, of Springville, died at 6:25 a.m. on Tuesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Claude and Rosalie Eagans and Leola (Roll) Pierce. He married Linda Eggers on Aug. 18, 1972, and she survives. He was employed at GE in machine setup and plastics.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Springville; two daughters, Stormie Eagans of Bloomfield and Amy Eagans of Springville; 10 grandchildren, Nick McKamey, Marissa Warner and husband, Dennis, Natasha Magers and husband, Chris, Drew McKamey, Audrey McKamey, Colten Johnson, Grayson McKamey, Noah, Eli and Grace Cumming; one great-grandson, Clark Warner; three brothers, Marty Eagans of East Oolitic, Brad Taylor and Kevin Taylor, both of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Rosalie Eagans; a sister, Sharon Roll and a brother, Mike Eagans,

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Larry at www.daycarter.com.

Curtis Chastain

Aug. 9, 1930 — Dec. 9, 2013

Curtis Eugene Chastain, 83, of Bedford passed away on Monday.

Born Aug. 9, 1930, he was the son of Howard and Alma (Yaney) Chastain.

Out of high school he enlisted in the United States Army in 1948. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. He started his career at General Motors in Bedford, where he retired in 1979. He was a member of UAW Local 440. He attended Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Curtis and his beloved wife Gladys (Browning) Chastain of 58 years enjoyed traveling and spending the winter in Florida. Curtis took great pride in his family.

He is survived by his wife; one sister Almeta Walker; two sons, Steven M. Chastain, and Jeffrey C. Chastain and wife Taryn; two daughters, Debra L. Chestnut, and Amy D. Sowders and husband William; grandchildren, Amber N. (Chestnut) Brock and husband J.D., Ashley B. (Chestnut) Cunningham and husband John, David A. Chastain and wife Amber, Dustin R. Brown, Matthew A. Chastain and wife Angela, Amanda J. (Chestnut) Lawson and husband Calvin, Jason A. Chastain and wife Melanie; two step-grandchildren, Jake W. Sowders, and Molly E. (Sowders) Lagenour and husband Coty; great-grandchildren, Sydnie, Suttun, and Sullivan Cunningham, Jaylyn and Bransen Brock, Lucas and Peyton Chastain, Calvin J. Lawson, Lillie Chastain, Logan and Garrett Blake, and Emily Chastain; and several nieces and nephews.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; and Two brothers Richard and Jack Chastain.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Bushey officiating. Curtis will be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m.

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

December 10, 2013

Valetta J. Brown

July 1, 1932 — Dec. 8, 2013

Valetta J. Brown, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Texas, died at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 1, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Elmer K. and Minnie (Hildum) Beal. She married James E. Brown, Sr. and he preceded her in death. She accompanied her husband to many locations while he was serving in the military. Upon his retirement, they returned to Abilene, Texas. She worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation until her retirement at which time she returned to Bedford. She was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas.

Survivors include two sons, James E. Brown and wife, Kristy of Bloomington, Kenneth Wayne Brown of Texas; two daughters Judith Wren and husband, Trey of Colorado, Jennifer Kaaikala and husband, Ben of Hawaii; a sister, Judith Beal of Williams; two brothers, Jackson Beal of Bloomington and Elmer K. Beal, Jr. of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Loren Beal.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Valetta at www.daycarter.com.

Erma Louise Smith

Jan. 14, 1926 — Dec. 7, 2013

Erma Louise Smith, 87, of Bedford went to be with her Lord on Saturday morning.

Born Jan. 14, 1926, in Speinkopj, Ind., she was the daughter of Roy and Gladys (Vaughn) Manion. She married Wallace Smith in 1959, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church and the Red Hat Society.

Survivors include a son, Keith Smith of Bedford; three grandchildren, Brandon, Benjamin and Bryce Smith; two brothers, Marvin Manion of East Oolitic and Ken Manion of Oolitic. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Harold and Morris Manion.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. A committal service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Erma at www.daycarter.com.

Mildred Chapman

Nov. 5, 1916 — Dec. 5, 2013

Mildred M. Chapman, age 97, of Williams passed away at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford with her son and daughter-in-law at her side.

 Born Nov. 5, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was daughter of Marshall & Maudie (Withers) Brown. She married Ernest Ora Chapman on Nov. 24, 1938, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 1988.

Mildred worked at M. Fine & Sons, in Bedford for several years and left there to work at Crane Ammunition Depot until her retirement in 1975.

She was an active member of Victory Community Church of Bedford, Lucky Eight Bunco Club and NARFE. She had a fun-loving personality and enjoyed entertaining friends occasionally with her yodeling. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, playing the organ, spending time with her family and friends and sitting on her porch watching birds and waving at friends passing by.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter; Linda Ann (Chapman) Webster, one sister; Marjorie (Brown) Lynch, four brothers; Harold Brown, Arthur Brown, William Brown and Robert Brown.

She is survived by her son, Michael Lee (Rose-Mary) Chapman of Williams, two grandchildren, Jeanne Marie Webster and Dusty Dean Webster, both of Columbus, and several wonderful nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. A gathering for family and friends will be held during the visitation hours at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery. Aaron Levering of Victory Community Church will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to Victory Community Church.

Ray ‘Rip’ Collins

Aug. 27, 1924 — Dec. 2, 2013

Ray “Rip” Collins, 89, of Linton passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, at his residence with his family by his side.  He was born in Foosland, Ill., on Aug. 27, 1924, to John and Lavada Pearl (Brock) Collins.

Rip was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 22. Rip worked as an iron worker for 33 years before retiring in 1984.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carla Geary of Eckerty, and Ruth Ann Buher of Crown Point; one son, Mike Collins of Mitchell; three step-sons, Mike Ramey, Mark Ramey and Dave Ramey; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; long time friend and companion, Virginia “Gini” McKee, her son, Mark and daughter, Rita and beloved pet, Sasha.

Rip was preceded in death by: his parents; first wife, Velma Jo Chandler Collins; second wife, Lorene J. Ramey Collins and third wife, Glenna June Ricketts Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Linton First United Methodist Church.

A memorial service to celebrate Rip’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Linton First United Methodist Church located at 150 2nd St. NE with Pastor Jim Cooper officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.

The family has entrusted all arrangements to the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Curtis Chastain

Curtis E. Chastain, 83, of Bedford  died at 10:43 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 09, 2013

John Harvey

April 14, 1922 — Dec. 5, 2013

John A. Harvey, 91, of Indianapolis, died Dec. 5, 2013.

On April 14, 1922, John was born to Charles and Mary Browning Steele Harvey in Bedford. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1942, where he was a member of the track team.

He attended the U.S. Navy V5 Pilot training program, but then joined the U.S. Army Air Force where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. John was a veteran of WW II and served as a crew member on a B17 and B25 missions in Europe. John was awarded the Air Medal. John was proud that his family had served in every war of the U.S.A. since the Revolutionary War.

After the war, John returned to his hometown where he met and married his beloved wife, Marlyce Bergman. John and Marlyce celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2013.

John worked as a metal press operator at Chevrolet Truck and Bus in Indianapolis, retiring in 1985 after 38 years.

Survivors include his wife; children: Joan M. Harvey and James A. Harvey both of Indianapolis, and Karen L. Harvey-Turner (Allen) of Chicago, IL; two granddaughters: Ruth Emma Harvey-Turner and Naomi Mae Harvey-Turner, three nieces and two nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Chromer Harvey, sister: Ruth Harvey, half brother: Roscoe Steele, half sister: Irene Steele Mullen

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m.. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. John will be laid to rest at Concordia Cemetery. Calling will be on Monday from 5- 8 p.m. Visit www.WilsonStPierre.com to sign the guest book.

Erma Louise Smith

Erma Louise Smith, 87, of Guthrie, died at 8 a.m. Saturday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Valetta J. Brown

Valetta J. Brown, 81, of Bedford, formerly of Texas, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 07, 2013

Mildred M. Chapman

Mildred M. Chapman, 97, Williams, died at 10:04 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Arrangements for Chapman are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

December 06, 2013

William C. Payton

May 11, 1948 — Dec. 4, 2013

William C. Payton, 65, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born May 11, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William Leonard and Catherine Payton.

He was a graduate of Shawswick, Class of 1966. He was a truck driver at Don’s Trucking, and he was also recognized as National Truck Driver of the Year.

Surviving are his mother, Catherine Payton; one daughter, Sara (Brandon) Harrell; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Diane; and his beloved dog, Squirt.

Funeral service will be on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Jayne Poore Ripley

Jayne Poore Ripley, 82, passed away on November 12, 2013, with her family by her side.  Jayne was an energetic woman who dedicated her life to literacy, children and social change through her career in education.   Born in 1931 in Evanston, Illinois, Jayne graduated high school in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 16 and went on to pursue a B.A. in psychology and, later, a Master’s degree in Childhood Education at the University of Arkansas.  She received a Reading Specialist Certification from Indiana University in 1979.

Jayne worked as a reading teacher in Mitchell Community Schools from 1970 until she retired in 1995.  Actively involved in the community, Jayne was the discussion leader for the “Junior Great Books” club, president of the board for Little Theatre of Bedford, an activist for the Citizens for Better Environment, a member of the International Reading Association, and the recording secretary for the R.E.A.D. council. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women in 1987.  Jayne was also an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Lee Ripley, and parents, Earl Yates Poore and Mabel Ransom Poore. Jayne is survived by four sons, Mark, Trent (Karen), Kirk (Ruanne) and Paul. She is also survived by her two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren, who are grateful to have spent time growing up and learning from their sweet, “kooky” grandma.

While Jayne loved many things including cooking, visiting the art museum and spending time with her sons, she was the most passionate about inspiring a love of reading within each and every one of her students. If you were once a student of Ms. Ripley’s, the family encourages you to send stories, anecdotes or memories of her classroom to the following address: 10380 Golden Bear Way, Noblesville, Indiana 46060. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Bedford Public Library or Burris Elementary School in Mitchell, so that her legacy of spreading literacy can continue. Donations could also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Bloomington Hospice, or the Johnson Christian Village.  A private memorial service is planned

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leslie F. Goldsby

April 23, 1936 — Dec. 4, 2013

Leslie F. Goldsby, 77, of Mitchell, died at 8:32 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 23, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Monroe and Nora (Brown) Goldsby. He married Joann McDermed on Oct. 4, 1959, and she survives. He retired as a maintenance worker at General Motors and was a bricklayer. He owned and operated the Persimmon Ridge Golf Course since 1993 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 of Mitchell and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joann, of Mitchell; a son, Les Curtis Goldsby and Carmen of Texas; two daughters, Beverly Goldsby Hanners and husband, Michael, Teresa Goldsby Grzech and husband, Matthew all of Virginia; two grandchildren; three brothers, Cecil Gary Goldsby of Bedford, Joe Goldsby of Mitchell and Wayne Goldsby of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Don Goldsby; a sister, Marilyn Sears; and two half-brothers, James and Ronnie Ritter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be from noon until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 05, 2013

Peggy Jean (Bush) Rocco

Oct. 23, 1938 — Dec. 2, 2013

Peggy Jean (Bush) Rocco, 75, lost her courageous battle with cancer at 8:29 pm on Monday, December 2, 2013. She passed from this life at her home, with loving family at her side.

Peggy was born on the 23rd of October, 1938, to William and Mattie Bush of Oolitic. She was the youngest child of the family, precocious and fiercely independent. Peggy left Indiana as a young adult, living briefly in Louisville and then for several years in Houston. At the age of 30, she returned to Indiana, where she lived her remaining years.

Peggy worked as a respiratory therapist in the local area for many years. She was retired from Bloomington Hospital, but continued to work in her field until only a few months ago. She most recently worked at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Peggy had a strong calling to help those less fortunate than herself. She loved music, traveling and new experiences of almost any kind. Most of all she loved her family and friends, by whom she will be sorely missed.

Peggy is survived by her brother, William Bush, Jr.; sisters, Matricia Butler and Mary Ellen (Junior) Sowders; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Patty Rocco; granddaughter, Jessy Rocco; great grandsons, Faolan Cook and Soren Gibson; fourteen nieces and nephews; a large extended family and her faithful corgi, Toby.

Peggy was preceded  in death by  her mother and father; step-mother, Estus Bush; brother, Robert Bush; sisters, Rosemary Jones and Deloris Riley; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Bush and Peg Bush; brothers-in-law, Max Butler, Robin Riley and Warren Jones.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, December 7, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to a local food bank of the donor’s choice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Peggy at www.daycarter.com.

Charlene Hoosier

Nov. 25, 1957 — Dec. 2, 2013

Charlene W. Hoosier, 56, died Monday. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Turning Point Church of the Nazarene in Bedford. There will be no visitation.

Virgil Markham

July 13, 1942 — Dec. 2, 2013

Virgil D. Markham, 71, Bedford, died Monday in Bedford. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Darla Green-Martin

Oct. 17, 1953 — Dec. 3, 2013

Darla Lynne Green-Martin, 60, Paoli, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be private. Burial will follow in Lick Creek Cemetery, Paoli. McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of arrangements.

Leslie F. Goldsby

Leslie F. Goldsby, 77, Bedford, died at 8:32 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

William Payton

William Payton, 65, Bedford, died Wednesday.  Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 04, 2013

Phyllis M Guthrie

March 16, 1926 — Dec. 2, 2013

Phyllis M. Guthrie, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Monday at Johnson Christian Village.

Born March 16, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Merton and Mona (Swayze) Brock.

She married James M. Guthrie on August 25, 1954; he preceded her in death on August 5, 1997.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Christian Church. She was an avid sports fan. She has been a season ticket holder of Bedford basketball since 1940.

Surviving are one son, James Mitch (Judith) Guthrie II, of Bedford; one daughter, Vicki East, of Bedford, one step-son, Tim (Lynn) Guthrie, of Bryan, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Brock, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jennifer (David) Gratzer, Amanda (Jason) Blanton, Katy (Lincoln) Merchant, Jamie Guthrie, Michael (Ashlee) Guthrie and Kevin East; two step-grandchildren, Scott Guthrie, and Allison (Park) Lacey; four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Madeline and Benjamin Gratzer, and Harrison Merchant; three step-great-grandchildren, Keely Burgess, and Jace and Madison Lacey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Harold Brock, and Gerald “Dick” Brock.

Funeral service will be on Friday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society or Johnson Christian Village.

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

Penny Lou Collins

Oct. 7, 1954 — Dec. 2, 2013

Penny Lou (Roth) Collins, 59, of Bedford, died at 8:32 p.m. on Monday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 7, 1954 in Lebanon, IN, she was the daughter of Arthur “Blocky” and Laura Elizabeth (Merriott) Roth. She was a cake decorator at JayC Plus for over 25 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed riding horses, reading, playing solitaire and loved dogs.

Survivors include three daughters, Laura Riley and Sarah Moore both of Bloomington, Megan Collins of Bedford; a son-in-law, Mathew Moore of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Hadley Elizabeth Brummett, Everly Reigh Wright, Natalie Leighton Moore and Kellan Riley Moore; a sister, Susie Roth-Byers of Lebanon; a brother, Mike Roth of Lebanon; nieces and nephews, Julie Dickerson, Patrick Riley, Chris Riley, Mike Roth II, Maggie Roth, Scott Dickerson, Andy Dickerson and Tony Dickerson; her former husband, Glenn Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Bonnie Riley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dean Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Penny at www.daycarter.com.

Ronald Blevens

Sept. 2, 1946 — Nov. 30, 2013

Ronald David Blevens, 67, of Bedford, died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 2, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil and Evelyn Jane (Thompson) Blevens. He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1966. Ronnie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps serving in Vietnam and the Mediterranean. He was later employed as a security guard at NWSC Crane and was a painter for Pritchett Bros. Construction.

Survivors include a daughter, Jenny Rich; a son, Jeff Blevens; a brother, Jim Blevens; three sisters, Suzi Todd, Janice Blevens and Tina McKee; two grandchildren, Hayden and Zander Rich; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Evelyn Blevens and a brother, Robert Cecil Blevens.

Ron’s wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nancy Chastain

May 27, 1934 — Dec. 2, 2013

Nancy Elaine Chastain, 79, went to be with the Lord at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 27, 1934, in Tatham Springs, Ky., she was the daughter of Clarence and Effie Belle (Terrell) Terrell. She married Reverend Claude Chastain, Jr. July 9, 1953, and he preceded her in death October 4, 2013.

Nancy was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Don (Debbie) Chastain, Mitchell; daughters, Joyce (Jim) Coulter, Bedford, and Linda (Scott) Pendley, Bloomington; grandchildren, Stacy Bartlett, Joshua Chastain, Jonathan Holt, Katie Chastain, and Eric Holt; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Hubert Terrell, Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Dorothy Davis, R.C. Terrell, J.B. Terrell, Lucy Terrell, Dalf Terrell, and Barney Terrell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

December 03, 2013

John E. Cox

Feb. 10, 1950 — Nov. 29, 2013

John E. Cox, 63, of Bedford, died at 7:38 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1950, in Martin County, he was the son of Berlin and Mary (Riggle) Cox. He married Deborah R. Gore on June 13, 1970 and she survives. He was a laborer, mechanic and a member of the Silverville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah, of Bedford; a daughter, Lelah Rainey and husband, David (Hot Dog) of Bedford; a son, Berlin James Cox and wife, Terika of Monroe City, IN; six grandchildren, Devon W., Dillon K. and Denise J. Cornett, Aaron James Walls, Darian J. and Logan B. Cox; one great-granddaughter, Chesney Rae; three brothers, Ray Cox of West Baden, Joe Cox of Danville, and Paul Dean Cox of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, Kenneth Pedigo; two brothers, David Lee and Darrel Gene Cox; a sister, Wanda June Cox Estes.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Church in Silverville with Pastor Rick Smale officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Visitation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Church in Silverville from 5 to 10 p.m. today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of John at www.daycarter.com.

Mildred Connerley

Nov. 17, 1919 — Nov. 30, 2013

Mildred Edith Connerley, 94, passed away at 3:52 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Vaude and Lilly (Light) Dorsett. She married Floyd A. Connerley in 1936 and he preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1994.

Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Donald L. (Judy) Connerley, Mitchell; grandchildren, Donald Scott Connerley, Brian Lee (Margaret) Connerley, Brett Alan (Shannon) Connerley, Bradley J. (Michelle) Connerley, Maggie Connerley Snack; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Kiera, Kendra, Drew, Alexis, Jacob, Trevor and Hunter Connerley

Her parents; husband; and brothers, George Dorsett and Max Dorsett, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers:  Scott Connerley, Brian Connerley, Brett Connerley, Brad Connerley, Drew Connerley, and Bailey Connerley.

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

Nancy Chastain

Nancy Elaine Chastain, 79, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Phyllis Guthrie

Phyllis M. Guthrie, 87, Bedford, died at 11:05 p.m. Monday at Johnson Christian Village. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Peggy Rocco

Peggy Rocco, 75, Bedford, died at 10:08 p.m. Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Virgil D. Markham

Virgil D. Markham, 71, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

December 02, 2013

Robert Basler

Dec. 31, 1968 — Nov. 29, 2013

Robert Dale Basler, 44, loving father and best friend, passed away Friday morning, November 29, 2013, in Bloomington.

Born December 31, 1968, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ed Myott and Nora (Smith) Basler. He was adopted by John Basler.

He loved fishing, camping and hunting.

Surviving: daughter, Shayla Jo Basler, Mitchell; former wife, Kathy (Moore) Basler, Mitchell; father, Ed Myott, Largo, Fla.; a sister, Michelle Grace, Williams; brother, Eddie Basler, Chattanooga, Tenn.; several adopted siblings and several nieces and nephews.

His parents preceded him in death.

“Forever, we will carry your heart in ours.”

Cremation was chosen; there will be no visitation or service at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Evelyn L. Hall

June 18, 1941 — Nov. 26, 2013

Evelyn L. Hall passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Lawrence County on June 18, 1941, to Roy and Mary (Payton) Winegar.

Evelyn married Dean Hall on Feb. 9, 1962, in Lawrence County, and he survives.

She attended the Salvation Army and was an avid bowler and animal lover.

Survivors include her husband, Dean Hall of Bedford; one daughter, Christenia “Tina” Pence of Bedford; one son, Scott Hall of Oklahoma; one sister, Anita (Tim) Johnston of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Mary (Bob Smith) Hutslar, Katonya White, Michael Blunk, Jacob (Jenny) Blanton, Amanda Blunk and Klayton Pence; and great-grandchildren, Abbie White, Sarah Hutslar, Joshua and Joey Blunk, Johnny Blanton, Haley Blanton, Gracie Blanton, Tobie Jo Blanton, Kayden Blanton and Andrew Blanton.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Winifred “Donnie” Winegar.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

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

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

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

Mildred Connerley

Nov. 17, 1919 — Nov. 30, 2013

Mildred Edith Connerley, 94, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Barbara Webb

Aug. 9, 1935 — Dec. 1, 2013

Barbara Rose Webb, 78, Campbellsburg, died Sunday at her home. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem.  Cremation will follow. Burial will be at a later date in Silverville Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

Robert (Bob) D, Brinegar

Robert (Bob) D, Brinegar passed away 11/12/13 in Roswell, NMHe was born in Oolitic, Indiana on May 7,1930.
Graduated from Bedford High School.

He is survived by his wife Sarah Moyer Brinegar of Roswell, and his half brother Gene Brinegar, of Newburgh, In, and a step sister Valeska Elrod of St Augustine, Fl, several nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Stoddard Brinegar, mother Ruth Pirtle Brinegar, step mother Ethel Henderson Brinegar.  He was also preceded in death by a step brother Bob Carson.

There was no memorial service according to his wishes.

December 01, 2013

Darrell Arthur

Dec. 12, 1942 — Nov. 28, 2013

Darrell Arthur, 70, of Springville, passed away at 10:07 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at IU Health, Bedford.

Born December 12, 1942, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Pikey and Nora E (Fulk) Arthur.

He married Sandy (Inman) Arthur on September 10, 1960; and she survives.

He retired from Ford/Visteon. He had also worked at Extruded Alloys. He attended Oolitic High School. He was a former member of Odd Fellows of Springville. He enjoyed driving stock cars and drag cars. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Surviving are his wife Sandy, of Springville; his mother, Nora E. Arthur, of Greene County; two sons, Robert Darrell (Beverly) Arthur, of Springville, and Randall Arthur, of Springville; one daughter, Kelly Arthur, of Bloomington; three brothers, Roger (Carolyn) Arthur, of Bloomfield, Rickey (Arlena) Arthur, of Springville, and Timmy (Jackie) Arthur, of Bloomfield; two sisters, Arlene (Jerry) Jackson, of Florida, and Lucy (Dana) Chambers, of Bloomfield; five grandchildren, Jarred Arthur, Robert “Jody” Arthur, Emma Arthur, James Tyler, and Hillary Repollett; eleven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his best friend Rocky.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Judy Gardner.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday, December 2, 2013, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

John E. Cox

John E. Cox, 63, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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