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Obituaries — December 2018

December 31, 2018

Michael Wayne Hall

Michael Wayne Hall, 58, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Service is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

December 30, 2018

Donna L. Hall

Donna L. Hall, 71, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

December 29, 2018

Beverly Boofer

Feb. 4, 1924 — Dec. 28, 2018

Beverly M. (Bowers) Boofer, 94, of Bedford, died Friday, December 28, 2018 at Garden Villa.

Born February 4, 1924 in Martinsburg, WV, she was the daughter of Rennes and Helen (Mundorff) Bowers. She retired from I.U. Health, Bedford / Bedford Regional Medical Center as a PBX/Switchboard Operator. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bedford. She attended art classes in Springville. She married Edward Dale Boofer and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1983.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lee Grissom and husband, Thomas, of Bloomington, and Christine Pickett and husband, Greg, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Heather Dawn Fitch and husband, Greg, Kimberly Grissom Waldon and husband, Tracy, Michelle Boofer all of Bloomington, Shannon Cook and husband, Josh, of Orleans, Derrick Pickett and wife, Tiffany, of Bedford, and HoIli Merritt and husband, Shayne, of Speedway; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Wright and Phyllis Valentine;and a sister-in-law, Marge Bowers, all of Shippensburg, PA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son; Micheal Boofer; a daughter, Joyce Marie Boofer; a grandson, Gregory Scott Pickett; three brothers, Richard, Rennes and Jack Bowers; a sister, Kathryn Doyle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, December 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery in Brownstown. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Larry D. Terrell

Aug. 4, 1941 — Dec. 26, 2018

Larry D. Terrell, 77, of Mitchell, passed away on December 26, 2018 at 8:10 AM at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Lawrence County on August 4, 1941 to Elmer and Ruth (Connerley) Terrell. Larry retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1999, he was a member of the U.A.W. 4440 in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, Darryl (Leisha) Terrell of Paoli and Robin Terrell of Missouri; one daughter, Heather Bums of Mitchell; one brother, Robert Terrell of Bedford; and one sister, Sheila Massie of Bloomington; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jesse Terrell and Randy Terrell; one sister, Janet Matthews; two brothers, Jim Connerley and Phillip Terrell.

Funeral services will be on Monday December 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

G. Jewel (Patton) Spears

March 27, 1927 — Dec. 27, 2018

G. Jewel (Patton) Spears, 91, of Oolitic, died at 4:17 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at her residence.

Born March 27, 1927 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Denver and Hazel (Spaulding) Sullivan. She married John (Bud) Spears on December 6, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2009. She retired as the clerk of the town of Oolitic and had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian, Indiana Bell, Indiana Limestone, and NWSC Crane. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and had been the Oolitic Grand Marshall in 2015.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Spears and husband, Clay Carlisle, of Oolitic; a son, Johnny Spears, of Oolitic; grandchildren, Tyler Collins and companion, Rachel Jones, of Bedford, and D.J. and Aiden True of Bedford, Alyssa Jade Spears, of Heltonville; brothers, Jimmy Sullivan and companion, Helen, of Bedford, Reggie Sullivan and wife, Diana, of Lafayette, IN; a sister-in-law, Doris Spears. of Marion, IN; several nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews; life long friends, Dave and Margaret Riggs. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Julia Fay Hepler

Sept. 30, 1942 — Dec. 27, 2018

Julia Fay Hepler, 76, of Mitchell, passed away and joined her Savior Thursday, December 27, 2018. She was surrounded by her loved ones sharing memories and singing praises to God for the beautiful live she lived.

Julia was born September 30, 1942 in Louisville, KY. She was the daughter of Joseph and Ella Lacy Osbaum. She married Gary Hepler, Sr. on February 25, 1961. She loved life, adored her family, and worshipped her heavenly Father. Her favorite Bible verse was, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” (Phil, 4:13). She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. She was blessed with a large and loving family. She bragged and boasted about them wherever she would go. She made every single one of them feel special, loved and adored. She was gifted with love so much love.

Julia is survived by her husband, Gary; her four adoring children, Gary Hepler, Jr. and wife, Terri, Lacye Poor and husband, Bubba, Vicki Caldwell and husband, Dale, and Jeffrey Hepler and wife, Susan; thirty-two grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; her brother, Morris Osbaum and wife, Betty; as well as many extended family members and a host of wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Brent.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on December 31st at the Fayetteville Baptist Church, 5485 IN 158, Bedford, IN, with Pastor Kenny Weldon officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm on December 31, 2018 at the church. Family and friends may express condolences and share in celebrating Julia’s life at www.daycarter.com

Mildred Marie (Little) McCoy

June 28, 1922 — Dec. 27, 2018

Mildred Marie (Little) McCoy, 96, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 28, 1922, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Richard and Florence (Albertson) Little. She married Wilbur McCoy April 3, 1941, and he preceded her in death June 17, 1990. Marie was a homemaker, enjoyed working in her flowers, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include her grandson, Timothy Withers of New Port Richey, Florida; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; daughter, Margaret Withers; and siblings, Bessie Murr, Mary Phillips, Ed Little, John Robert “Johnny Bob” Little, Dora Hamilton, and Walter Little preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with Brother Jim Busse officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Larry Joe Slaten

Larry Joe Slaten, 74, of Bedford, died Thursday. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.  Service is at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carole Ann Peckinpaugh

Carole Ann (Bigelow) Peckinpaugh, 72, of Springville, died December 16. There will be no services.

December 28, 2018

Rev. George J. Johnson

March 8, 1960 — Dec. 25, 2018

Rev. George J. Johnson, 58, of Washington, received the best present by spending Christmas with Jesus, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at I.U. Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

He was one of 10 children, born on March 8, 1960 in Seymour IN to George Washington and Eliza (Noble) Johnson.
George had lived in Washington for the past 19 years moving there from Bedford. He was the Minister of the Washington Church of the Nazarene for the past 19 years.
He was an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan and a St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. He enjoyed college football, fishing, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and traveling to the Smoky Mountains as often as he could with hopes of seeing a bear.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Johnson of Washington; son, Rev. Andrew and Lydia Johnson of Princeton; twin daughters, Ashley and Phil Diaz of Washington and Brittany and Thom Ireland of Washington; seven grandchildren, Eliza and Cooper Johnson, Lilly and Liam Diaz, Caleb and Emma Ireland, and Emily Steelman; eight siblings, Raymond and Martha Johnson, Willard and Connie Johnson, Richard and Marilyn Johnson and Marie and John Baker, all of Bedford, Frank and Mary Johnson of Princeton, Mary and Wayne Allman of Seymour, Betty and Tommy Dion of Santa Fe, Texas, and Edith Kemper of Massachusetts; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John P. and Gerri Jones of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Eliza Johnson; a brother, Graden Johnson; and his grandmother, Anna Bingham.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 712 N. Embree St., Princeton, with Rev. Andrew Johnson officiating. There will be a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the New Life Church of the Nazarene.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 751, Washington, IN 47501. Envelopes will be available at the church.
The Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements and is honored to be serving the family of George Johnson. You may leave condolences or light a candle in memory of George at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

Larry D. Terrell

Larry D. Terrell, 77, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitatin is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Beverly Boofer

Beverly Boofer, 94, of Bedford, died today.  Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gloria Jewell Spears

Gloria Jewell Spears, 91, of Oolitic, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Julia Fay Hepler

Julia Fay Hepler, 76 of Mitchell, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Pamela Flynn

Pamela Flynn, 70, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

December 27, 2018

Stephen Alan Morris

Sept. 29, 1952 — Dec. 26, 2018

Stephen Alan Morris, 66, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Garden Villa.

Born September 29, 1952, in Putnam County, he was the son of Delbert and Mary (Kirk) Morris. He married Mary Esther Allen February 17, 1973.

Stephen had been employed in construction and also at Sears. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Morris of Bedford; sons, Rodney (Rachel) Morris of Bedford, Jeremy (Stephanie) Morris of Bedford, and Jeff (Misty) Morris of Bedford; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Morris, Jake Morris, Tyler Morris, Luke Morris, Amelia Lawmaster, Tucker Morris, John Morris, Hunter Morris and Addison Morris; and siblings, Leon Morris of Spencer and Lois Spears of Spencer. His parents and sister, Marilyn Newby, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen.

A celebration of life service will at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Joel Parsons officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Kathryn I. Swayze

July 25, 1922 — Dec. 23, 2018

Former Mitchell, Indiana resident Kathryn I. Swayze passed away peacefully on Sunday Dec. 23, 2018 at her home, a caring and loving community at Lockwood of Waterford, Michigan. From her birth on July 25, 1922, she has nourished people around her with love, faith and friendship. She was born near Lawrenceville, Illinois to the late Elizabeth and Charles Richardson. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Cecil A. Swayze; and 2 brothers; her son Richard Swayze; and granddaughter Joni Schmitter. Kathryn is survived by her children Donald Swayze (Doreen), Steve Swayze (Pam) and Cecilia Kay Swayze Wright (Tony); 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Friday Dec. 28, 2018 at Cresthaven Funeral Home at 3522 Dixie Hwy., Bedford, Indiana. Funeral Services will be 11:00am, after 1 hour visitation Dec. 29th at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Wendell T. Hensley

Oct. 18, 1936 — Dec. 24, 2018

Wendell T. Hensley, 82, of Oolitic, passed away on Monday December 24, 2018 at 4:20 AM at Garden Villa in Bedford. He was born on October 18, 1936 in Harlan County, Kentucky to Thelmer and Ruby (Hines) Hensley. Wendell was self employed in Construction; he also served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of the Oolitic Patriot Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Beth (Randy) Nicholson of Mitchell and Kim Anderson of Oolitic; two sons, Phillip (Judy) Hensley of Oolitic and Roger Hensley of Oolitic; three sisters, Norma Bagby of Bedford, Jan Hedrick of Bedford and Irene Murray of Greencastle, sister-in-law, Mary Beth Lowery of Bloomington; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death his parents; sister, Wilma Byers; brother, Roger Hensley; son Bobby Hensley

Cremation with no services were chosen. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

AmyBeth (Raab) Brinkman

AmyBeth (Raab) Brinkman, 55, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.

December 26, 2018

Kevin Ray Bridwell

Sept. 23, 1955 — Dec. 22, 2018

Kevin Ray Bridwell, 63, of Bedford, passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Born September 23, 1955 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Tom Bridwell and Norma (Sowders) Bridwell. He was a Salesman at Sipes Auto Glass.

Kevin is survived by two daughters, Heather Canfield of Bedford and Leigh Stalcup of Bedford; two grandchildren, Garret and Gracie Bierbaum; one brother, Rick Bridwell and his wife Pam of FL; one sister, Tammy Altzier of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm Friday, December 28th at Hillenburg Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 am until 1:15 pm Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Larry Sowder

Aug 23, 1944 — Dec. 23, 2018

Larry Dean (Butch) Sowder, 74, of Bartlettsville, died at 2:44 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born August 23, 1944 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Birtle Roy and Florence (Smale) Sowder. He married Nancy Kinser on May 14, 1966 and she survives. He retired from General Motors in 2005 and was a member of U.A.W. Local 440. He was an elder at the Bartlettsville Christian Church and had been a Boy Scout Leader. Butch was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who loved to spoil his grandchildren. He was charitable to those who were less fortunate and would give you the shirt off his back.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Bartlettsville; three sons, Jeffrey D. Sowder, of Heltonville, Brian Sowder and wife, Julia, of Bedford, Jason Sowder, of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Taylor Sowder and fiance, Chase Stillions, Sydney Sowder, Jaylee Sowder, and Jeredon Sowder; one great grandchild on the way; a sister, Rita Thompson and husband, John, of Bloomington; a brother, Randy Sowder and wife, Gina, of New Whiteland. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 28th at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Pastor Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 27th and from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Friday, December 28th all at the Bartlettsville Christian Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Betty Louretta Foutch

Oct 7, 1927 — Dec. 22, 2018

Betty Louretta Foutch, 91, of Orleans, passed away at 2:29 PM on December 22, 2018 at the Bliss Place in Bedford.

She was born October 7, 1927 in Orleans, IN, the daughter of LeRoy and Anita (Wheeler) Foutch Sr.

She was a second grade school teacher at Stalker School in Bedford for many years. She was a member of the Orleans Christian Church for eighty-nine years. She was a graduate of Orleans High School class of 1945 and of Indiana University in 1949

She is survived by one niece, Jackie Foutch Moore (Danny) of Bedford; one great niece, Erin Blosser (Mark) of Noblesville; one great nephew, Jason Moore (Becky) of Bedford; and one cousin, Marybeth Ramey (Rich Hailey) of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles Foutch in infancy and LeRoy Foutch Jr.; one niece, Sharron Cowdan; and great niece, Annette Meadows.

The funeral will be on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Adele B. Cobb

Oct. 5, 1926 — Nov. 14, 2018

Adele B. (Byers) Cobb, 92, of Bedford, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 with her family by her side.

She had been residing in an assisted living facility in Melbourne, FL since her stroke in 2013. Her daughter, Ann, lives nearby and assisted in her care. Her husband, Doyle A. Cobb of Bedford, preceded her in death. Also her parents; sister, Audrey; and two brothers, Neville and Colin. She was born in Ascot, Brisbane, Australia on October 5, 1926. She attended Hamilton State School in Brisbane. Her parents were William Henry Byers and Maude Adelia Eliza (Crowe) Byers, they had five children.

Adele is survived by one brother, Kevin Byers, 93, who lives In Brisbane, Australia. Adele came to the United States in 1946 after marrying Doyle A. Cobb in Brisbane, Australia on August 25, 1945. Adele and her elder sister, Audrey, sailed on the Mariposa to their new home on June 13, 1946, when they saw the Golden Gate Bridge for the first time. Then they boarded the Brides Train to travel across the country to their new homes and husbands.

Adele arrived in Indiana on June 18, 1946. They raised five children and were married for nearly 66 years. Adele was a homemaker while raising their five children. In 1977 she began her working career. She worked for the U.S. Census Bureau until 2002. She also worked in Bedford as a real estate agent for many years. Doyle and Adele co-owned The Toggery, Marathon gas station, and a nursing home in Bedford, Indiana. Adele was a great seamstress and did the alterations for The Toggery men’s clothing store. She was a member of the World War II Brides Assoc. and Phi Beta Psi Sorority. She was also President of the PTA at Madden Elementary School where her children attended school.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald D. Cobb and wife, Sue, of Vallonia, Indiana and granddaughter, Sarah (husband, Jeremy) and great grandchildren, Quorra and Xavier Cobb Winslow, of Honolulu, Hawaii; Michael E. Cobb and wife, Helen, granddaughters, Rebecca and Emily Cobb, of Melbourne, FL; three daughters, Ann Adele (Cobb) Ford and husband, Robert (Bob) Ford, grandchildren, Aimee Adele Whitlock, Amanda Brooke (husband, Shannon) Sturgil, and Dr. Robert C. Ford, III (wife, Holly), great grandchildren, Madison, Christian Kai, Shaelen, Laken, Skylar, Brooklyn, Abigail, Charlotte, and Robert C. Ford, IV (Charlie), and a great great grandson, Jesiah, all of Melbourne, FL; Robyn L.(Cobb) Garland and husband, John, grandchildren, Dr. Josh Garland (wife, Sharon), Jeremy Garland, J.R. Garland, and Jordan Garland, great grandchildren, Nicholas, Jack, and Sloan, of Jacksonville, FL and Jace, Kali, and Konnor, of Indianapolis, IN; Deborah D. Cobb and grandchildren, Melissa D. Blackwell (husband, Kyle), and Melinda G. Bridwell, great grandchildren, Braydon, Bria, Brenlee, Adelyn and Joslyn of Bedford.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be at Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary on Friday December 28th from 2 pm to 4 pm and service at 4 pm with the Rev. Charlie from St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

December 24, 2018

Kevin Ray Bridwell

Kevin Ray Bridwell, 63, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

December 22, 2018

Delores June (Tirey) Grubb

Delores June (Tirey) Grubb, 82, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 11:23 PM at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County to George and Ada (Smith) Tirey. She married Robert Grubb on May 28, 1960 and he survives.
Delores was a cook at Parkview Primary School retiring in 2007 after 37 years of pure love for her job.

Survivors include her husband Robert Grubb; four brothers, Wayne Tirey, Donald Tirey, Robert Tirey, and Larry Tirey; one sister and best friend, Rhea Anderson; several nieces and nephews who to her were her children; along with great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Donald Tirey, officiating, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dee was such a caring person, always making and baking for special occasions for family and friends. Her life brought pleasure to all ours and heaven has gained another special angel

December 21, 2018

Bryan Eugene Smith

June 19, 1969 — Dec. 19, 2018

Bryan Eugene Smith, 49, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at his residence.

Born June 19, 1969, in Paoli, he was the son of Charles Smith and Susan M. (McFarland) Smith Judah. Bryan was employed at Golden Corral. He was a graduate of Orleans High School, Class of 1987.

Bryan was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his children, Bryan Matthew Smith of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Kaillou Fields of Mitchell and Rhiley Fields of Mitchell; mother, Susan M. Judah of Mitchell; granddaughter, Kailyn Smith; and siblings, Charleston Smith of Martinsville and Lisa Williams of Orleans.
His father preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

December 20, 2018

Annabeth (Christy) Kacher

April 16, 1937 — Dec. 19, 2018

Annabeth (Christy) Kacher, 81, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 16, 1937, in Washington, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Lloyd Dale and Hilda Irene (McClelland) Christy. She married John Eugene “Gene” Kacher August 15, 1963, and he preceded her in death March 4, 2015.
Beth was a homemaker and a member of Tabernacle of Praise. She devoted her life to family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Raymond E. (Janie) Kacher of Merrillville, Alice (Joe) McFadden of Bedford, Lloyd D. (Carla) Kacher of Bedford, and Bridget (Larry) Sanders of Mitchell; son-in-law, Steve Gilbert of Mitchell; grandchildren, John Paul Flynn, Adam Flynn, Andrew Kacher, Kaiti Beitler, Chelsea Beitler, Stephanie Stinson, Joshua Gilbert, Shanna Schweitzer, Alaina McFadden, and Jaelynn Sanders; 14 great grandchildren; and brother, Lloyd David (Cathy) Christy of Valparaiso.
Her parents; husband; and daughter, Roxanne Gilbert, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Angie (Annetta) Waldron

August 26, 1922 — Dec. 18, 2018

Angie (Annetta) Waldron, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation.

Born August 26, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Anthony and Rose Annetta.

She married Fredric Waldron on July 19, 1940 and he passed away January 18, 2013.

Angie had worked as a nurse’s assistant at Bedford Regional Medical Center and worked at the downtown Crowder’s Drug Store.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1940, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and the St Vincent de Paul Altar Society.

Surviving are her son, Jerry (Sandi) Waldron, of Bedford; two grandsons, Scott (Elizabeth) Waldron, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Chris (Laura) Waldron, of Yorktown, Indiana; one granddaughter, Kellie Waldron, of Redondo Beach, California; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Waldron, Mason Waldron and Seth Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fredric; one brother, Ralph Annetta; and one great-grandson, Josh.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shamrock Center Building Fund.

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

Betty Irene (Mobley) Riggle

June 3, 1929 — Dec. 17, 2018

Betty Irene (Mobley) Riggle, 89, of Northbrook, IL, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 in Illinois.

Born June 3, 1929, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Estes Herman and Alice Irene (Dodds) Mobley. She married Walter Freeland Riggle on June 21, 1952 and he preceded her in death on September 22, 1995. She was an X-ray Technician at Dunn Memorial Hospital for over thirty years. She and Walter were long-time members of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Walter Stephen Riggle and wife, Sandra Belschwender, of Jeffersonville, IN and Michael David Riggle and wife, Stephanie Kingsley, of Bloomington, IN; four grandchildren, Jonathan Stephen, Jeremy Thomas, Maxwell Freeland, and Mason Kingsley Riggle; two sisters-in-law, Sophia Mobley of Spencer, IN and Mona Mobley, of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter, Sandra Michelle Riggle; three brothers: her twin, William Herman Mobley, Robert Earl Mobley and Buren Estes Mobley; and a sister-in-law, Martha Hill Mobley.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 22nd at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the service hour on Saturday, December 22nd at the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church or the Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Thelma “Diane” (Mattox) Jost

July 12, 1951 — Dec. 18, 2018

Thelma “Diane” (Mattox) Jost, 67, of Bedford, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born July 12, 1951, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of William and Mary Alice (Shaff) Mattox. She married Mark Jost on September 25, 1970 and he survives. She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1969. Diane worked at Convacare in Bedford and Bloomington for several years and attended Crossroads Community Church for twenty-eight years.

Survivors include her husband, Mark, of Bedford; two sons, Bryan Jost and wife, Cathlina, Brent Jost and fiance, Eliza, of Bicknell; six grandchildren, Duncan, Yuna, Auron and Abby Jost, all of Bedford, Arianna and Sansa Jost of Bicknell; her parents, Bill and Mary Mattox; a sister, Kathi Thomas and husband, Scott, of Bedford; three brothers-in-law, Tim Goodin, Merle Jost and Marshal Jost; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Goodin; her grandparents, (Granny) Elizabeth Shaff, John and Jeanette Mattox.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyndon Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Audie (Hall) Hodges

Audie (Hall) Hodges, 98, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday. Service arrangements for Mrs. Hodges will be made at a later date as she and her husband’s wishes have been to be laid to rest together. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Funeral Homes.

December 19, 2018

James Elmer Fish

July 14, 1924 — Dec. 14, 2018

James Elmer Fish, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born July 14, 1924, he was the son of Elmer and Anna Maude (Fry) Fish.

He married Delores “Dee” (Johnson) Fish on December 3, 1948 and she preceded him in death on November 9, 2003.

Written by James E. Fish-

“I had wonderful parents: Elmer Fish and Anna Maude (Fry) Fish; one wonderful brother, Harry Inman; and two great sisters, Catherine and Mildred. Mildred would tell the story that she receives a tricycle and it fit me, you see I had long legs, so my daddy, Elmer, had to go buy another one for the birthday girl.

My family includes my brothers and sisters, Harry Inman, wife Mary Jo, Marylin, Beverly, and Eddy; Catherine and Roy; Tommy, Connie and Joanna and Jason; Roger and Linda, Brandon and family, Joanna and family; Mildred and Warren, Teddy, John and Linda, Billy and Matina, Gary and Kathy and family; daddy-in-laws, Bud, Pete, Judy, Brenda, Kay, Ed, Pat, Dorothy, Deb, Russ, and Gib. Daughter, Kathy Lynn (Fish) Hackney and husband Bill; grandchildren, William (Billy) Hackney in heaven with daddy; Beverly Freitag, taking care of Katirena, his great-granddaughter; Kristy Hackney Carmichael with husband Dennis, live in Belize.

Some of the things I was grateful for: my God was number one, family, friends, and farm.

The last time I drove was to Kathy’s for Christmas in 2013. This year I went to the Hobson’s for family Thanksgiving with my favorite girl, Ann Smith. I took almost all the kids snipe hunting. Gary drove the tractor for the first time by himself. Tommy would not go home until he saw the moon. Kathy and Roger took a ride down the stairs at the White House on a baby mattress. I love those boys. Billy would go to the creek and come back looking like he had been rolling in mud and Eddy would not have a drop on him. Marilyn died and we scattered her ashes by the house. Beverly Inman looked like she came out of a band box. I love my girls.

I remember when Billy Hackney wanted to go to Parkview and Kathy moved to the farm. I was in real estate and I took Billy to Bedford Junior High School and Kathy did not tell Bill until the national anthem was playing that she moved Billy. Beverly was a Star Stepper and Kris wrote us notes how much she loves us, and Bev was always on the go. I love my girls. Then I receive a great-granddaughter, my Katirena, smart like me (ha-ha), how I loved to hear her play.”-James E. Fish

“What I remember about my dad, he went to Texas and I notice a skunk was in one of his traps in the barn, I called him in Texas, and he said just open the door and let the skunk out. I did, had to prop a board up, skunk walked out, I called him, and his reply, and you didn’t shoot it first.” -Kathy L. Hackney

Graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, with Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow. Friends and family are invited to a meal that will be at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church immediately following the graveside service.

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

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

Thelma D. Jost

Thelma D. Jost, 67, of Bedford died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Charles Buchanan

Charles Buchanan, of Houston, Texas, died on December 5, 2018. He was 68 years old.  A Bedford native and 1968 graduate of Bedford High School.  Charles received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. After working briefly in Indianapolis, Charles moved to Houston, Texas, where he lived and worked until his death. For most of his career, Charles was a trusted financial adviser to clients in the Houston area.

Charles is survived by his sister, Alice G. Buchanan, of Bedford; his brother, Richard A.Buchanan,of New Jersey; and one son. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Richard (Almira) Buchanan; and his sis­ter, Christine A. (David) Smith, all of Bedford, Indiana.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catho­lic Church in Bedford, by the Rev. Fr. Richard Eldred, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. A reception at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bedford will fol­low afterward. Charles’s friends are welcome at the Mass and reception. Memorial contribu­tions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the White River Humane Society.

Betty Riggle

Betty I. Riggle, 89, of Illinois, formerly of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Harry Taylor

Harry Norman Taylor, 90, of Mitchell, died Nov. 24. Graveside services with military honors will be noon Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

December 15, 2018

Don L. Taylor

Oct. 25, 1944 — Dec. 12, 2018

Don L. Taylor passed away at his residence, Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the age of seventy-four.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Russell Roberts. Born October 25, 1944 in Fayetteville Indiana, as the son of Occie and Nellie Taylor. A passionate outdoorsman, he lived a life full of hunting, trapping and fishing. Don loved to travel, and never met a stranger, making him a friend to many. He was also a skilled craftsman who enjoyed woodworking and crafted an array of furniture, carvings, and other unique pieces. Don worked as an appliance repairman for Jim Day for some time, before becoming a successful entrepreneur. While he was a “jack of all trades”, Don was especially adamant about preserving family heritage through various items, books, and wisdom. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for many years, and enjoyed his part of charitable events.

Don is survived by brother David Taylor of Fayetteville; and sister Judith White of Alfordsville. He is survived by four children, daughter Lisa A. French, son Christopher D. Taylor and wife Sallyann Taylor, daughter Julia D. Crane and husband Michael Crane, and Troy D. Taylor, all of Bedford, Indiana. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Bridgette Bush and husband Ben, Meryl Turner and husband Jason, Christina Taylor, John Horton and wife Tessa, Zac Crane, Isaac Crane and fiance Alivia Mackey. Don is also survived by 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 17, 2018, at Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens with Pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. The service will begin at 11 a.m., with visitation prior.

John Robert Stroud III

June 20, 1953 — Dec. 12, 2018

John Robert Stroud III, 65, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at his residence.

Born June 20, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of John Robert and Regenia (Brown) Stroud, Jr. He married Katherine Sue Costin on March 1, 1975. John retired from Netshape where he had worked for 30 years. He was a member and elder at the First Assembly of God Church. John graduated from Mitchell High School in 1971 and Oakland City University in 1975. He was active in Little Theater for many years, enjoyed golf, and IU sports. He was an amazing papaw, dad, and husband.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Stroud of Bedford; children, Carrie (Anthony) Owens of Bedford, Skylar Stroud of Bedford, and Joel (Theresa) Stroud of Bedford; grandchildren, Innes Owens, Marek Stroud, Asher Owens, Eli Owens, Josiah Stroud, Wrigley Stroud, Josh Wynn and Anna Wynn; and siblings, Allison Dee (Mike) Goble of Columbus, Margi Scharbough of San Antonio, Texas, and Craig Stroud of Mitchell. His parents and sister, Regina Briscoe, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor William McKee officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Casketbearers: Skylar Stroud, Joel Stroud, Anthony Owens, Shanon Hiles, Steve Terry, and Steve Haverly. Memorial Gifts: Charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

James “Cary” Thomas

James “Cary” Thomas, 52, passed away December 13, 2018 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was the son of Buddy and Nicki (Cargas) Thomas. He is also survived by siblings, Keely Thomas of Ohio, and Kyle Thomas of Bedford; 5 wonderful nephews. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Cully. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Indiana Funeral Care.

December 14, 2018

Barbara Mix

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

John Stroud

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

James Lane

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

December 13, 2018

Marjorie L. (Hawkins) Robbins

June 3, 1940 — Dec. 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

Sally (McDowell) Farrell

Oct. 8, 1939 — Dec. 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

Tanner Bough-Rains James

Sept. 5, 1978 — Dec. 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

John Stroud

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

December 12, 2018

John Robert Roach

Oct. 24, 1939 — Dec. 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

Barbara J. Mix

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

Marjorie L. Robbins

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

December 11, 2018

John Robert Roach

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

Andrea Rebecca Wigley

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

Anna Belle McAtee

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

December 10, 2018

Charlotte Ruth (Mundy) White

Dec. 31, 1931 — Dec. 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Gifts: Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Andrea Wigley

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

John Roach

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

December 09, 2018

Andrew Mark ‘Drew’ Peyton

Sept. 15, 1965 — Nov. 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

Douglass Alan Johnson

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

December 07, 2018

Paul L. Way

July 15, 1940 — Dec. 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leroy Vanscoy

July 9, 1944 — Dec. 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edward Russell Bell

Sept. 20, 1948 — Dec. 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 06, 2018

Mary Ann (Harder) White

Dec. 11, 1938 — Dec. 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marilynn J. Leeper

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

Edward R. Bell

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

December 05, 2018

Sharon Downham

Dec. 21, 1947 — Dec. 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amarah Jolene Mae Adams

Oct. 26, 2006 — Nov. 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harold Lee Carter

May 18, 1948 — Dec. 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Susan D. (Sanders) Ryan

June 15, 1948 — Dec. 4, 2018

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

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

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

She loved boating at Lake Monroe and loved her grandchildren.

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

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

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

Susan’s wishes were to be cremated following services.

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

Adele B. Cobb

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

Gerald D. Branaman

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

Marilynn Leeper

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

Paul L. Way

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

December 04, 2018

Barbara Louise Smoot

Sept. 3, 1930 — Dec. 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donations may be made to the Hanson Cemetery.

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

Frances E. (Reynolds) Pridemore

Dec. 14, 1948 — Dec. 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry Ray Crulo

Mar. 19, 1940 — Dec. 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Andrew Reid Terrell

Dec. 24, 2000 — Dec. 2, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fred Earl Edwards

June 13, 1928 — Nov. 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sharon Downham

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

Shirley Rose Flinn

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

Harold Lee Carter

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

Edward R. Bell

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

December 03, 2018

Leesa F. (Griffin) Craig

June 6, 1954 — Nov. 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Rebecca S. ‘Beckie’ (Kerr) Grounds

Dec. 10, 1942 — Dec. 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barbara L. Smoot

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

Richard E. Hoggatt

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

Larry Crulo

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

Sharon Downham

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

December 01, 2018

Alta Ernestine (Sterling) Earl

Oct. 29, 1928 — Nov. 29, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leesa F. (Griffin) Craig

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

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