Obituaries — January 2019

January 31, 2019

Mary Porter

Aug. 26, 1924 — Jan. 29, 2019

Mary Frances (Tarr) Porter, 94, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born August 26, 1924 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Ollis and Leafie (Fox) Tarr. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1943. She married the late Merle F. Porter in 1950 and helped him with their dairy business known as the Seldom Rest Dairy Farm for forty-six years. She was a member of the New Hope Community Church and a former member of Erie Methodist Church. She loved being with her granddaughters and great grandchildren. In her earlier years she enjoyed cooking and feeding the farm hands. The last four years she has been a resident of Johnson Christian Village where she met many new friends and enjoyed playing bingo and going on their mini field trips.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen L. Dailey, of Bedford; two granddaughters, Brooks Rush and husband, John, of Greenville, SC, Becky Johnson and husband, Chris, of Bedford; three great grandchildren, Finley, Fallyn and Foster Johnson, all of Bedford; a sister, Ruth Dillon, of Columbus, IN; and a nephew, Danny Dillon of Columbus, IN; a brother-in-law, Jack Porter and wife, Sandy, of Goose Creek, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle; one niece; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, February 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friend may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Melanie Shoults

Jan. 24, 1959 — Jan. 30, 2019

Melanie Dawn (Wray) Shoults, 60, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 24, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert Vernon and Lenora Fern (Spainhourd) Wray. She married Aaron Trent Shoults November 6, 1986.  Melanie was a paramedic at IU Health with 29 years of service. She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in the Class of 1977. Melanie enjoyed being with her grandson.

Survivors include her husband, Aaron Shoults of Mitchell; sons, Adam Trent Shoults of Mitchell and Evan Scott Shoults of Bedford; grandson, Maverick Avery Blanton; and brother, Tony Wray of Buddha. Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. A private family burial will be Sunday in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends 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

Sandra Percifield

Nov. 25, 1943 — Jan. 30, 2019

Sandra K. “Sandy” (Gibson) Percifield, 75, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on November 25, 1943 in Seymour, Indiana; the daughter of Lyman R. and Marjorie P. (Mullins) Gibson. Sandy graduated from Brownstown High School in 1961. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Physical Education from Olivet Nazarene in 1965. She married Larry U. Percifield on June 23, 1963, and they shared 53 wonderful years of marriage together until his passing. Sandy taught Physical Education prior to being a devoted mother. Most recently, Sandy worked for Bloomington Hospital’s Ambulance Service. Sandy was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and participated in various missions’ work alongside her husband. She enjoyed reading, traveling and crafts.

Sandy is survived by her daughters, Paige Elliott and husband Mark of Bloomington, Brooke Percifield of Bourbonnais, IL, Renata Zelaya and husband Gabe of Bourbonnais, IL; grandchildren Gabriel, Raegan, Foster, and Olivia; brother, Larry R. (Shirley) Gibson; sister, Jennifer, L. Gibson; and sister-in-law, Marcia Gibson- Hatcher. Sandy is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless, supportive friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry U. Percifield; and daughter, Stacy Percifield; and brother, David H. Gibson.

Funeral services for Sandy will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford. Visitation will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m., also at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sandy’s memory to Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences, photos, and memories may be shared with Sandy’s family at www.allencares.com

Clarence Stults

Clarence W. “Butch” Stults, 76, of Orleans, died Monday. Visitation is noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Service will be 2:30 p.m.Saturday at the funeral home.

January 30, 2019

Betty Williams

Aug. 15, 1928 — Jan. 24, 2019

Betty Jean Williams, 90, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born August 15, 1928, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Thomas and Goldie (Brown) Williams. She married Richard Alfred Williams July 10, 1948, and he preceded her in death November 8, 2016. Betty had previously owned a video store. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, Elks Club, and TOPS in New Castle. Betty was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Gretchen King of Mitchell, Noah Williams of Mitchell and Ben Williams of Ohio; and great grandchildren, Abraham King, Lorelai King, Bailey Williams and Emerson Williams. Her father; mother, Goldie Arnold; husband; son, Richard Douglas “Doug” Williams; and siblings, Ivan F. “Bill” (Violet) Williams, Thelma (Gib) Connell and Mary Katherine (Ralph) Tow, preceded her in death.

Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 1 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jim Hatfield officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Patricia Raines

Sept. 25, 1940 — Jan. 25, 2019

Patricia “Patty” Jean Raines, 78, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Bedford, passed away in California on January 25, 2019.

Born September 25, 1940 in Bedford/Leesville, she was the eldest daughter of Ray and Galdas (Hack) Fender. She married Wayne Edward Raines on October 21, 1959. She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, class of 1958, and was a mother, homemaker and later a school teacher aide at Milpitas Christian School in California. She was a member of the Park Victoria Baptist Church in San Jose, California.

Survivors include her brother, Donny Fender, of Bedford; sisters, Brenda Price, of Bedford and Naomi Goodrich, of Tucson, AZ; three sons, Timothy Raines (Debbie), of Sacramento, CA, Rodney Raines (Glenda), of Manteca, CA, Joshua Raines (Angie), of Vista, CA; seven grandchildren, Josephine, Wesley, Kimberly, Juliana, Chandler, Daniel, Alicia Raines. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 1st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Stephen Solmes

Jan. 01, 1949 — Jan. 25, 2019

Stephen Hamilton Solmes, 70, went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 25, 2019, at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center after a brief illness. He was the husband of Cherie Solmes. They shared nine years of marriage.

Born in Henderson, Kentucky, on Jan. 1, 1949, he was the son of Walter Howard Solmes and Ida Marie Hamilton Solmes. He attended Indiana University where he majored in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He was employed by vAuto of Cox Industries as a Performance Manager.
When he was five years old, his older brother Marcus helped him trust Jesus Christ as his Savior, and Stephen grew up with a deep love for his Lord and His Word. He founded and pastored the Church of Glad Tidings in Bedford; and later he pastored Calvary Chapel in Butler. Through the years, he was often asked to preach and sing in many churches around the country. Here in Texas, from 2008, he led the “Single Purpose” Adult Bible Study and from August 2018 was the leader for the “Singles 50+ Gathering” of Hill Country Bible Church in Austin, Texas.
He enjoyed a variety of activities including playing golf, playing the piano, singing, and attending the sports activities of his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Granddude”. He was a voracious reader, a sports fanatic and he loved all things car related. He was also a wordsmith, known for his clever puns and one-liners. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his snazzy socks, his love of Southern gospel music, his extensive knowledge of the Scriptures, and his commitment and dedication to his Savior and to his wife and family.  He was predeceased by his parents; and by his brothers, Matthew and Kemuel.

He is survived by his wife, Cherie; children, Kammi (Albert) Contreras of Round Rock, Texas, Joshua Solmes of St. Leon, Indiana; stepchildren, Scott (Natalie) Glasgow of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Jay Neely of Boone, North Carolina and Amy (Brad) Warnock of Cedar Park, Texas; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Marcus (Joann) Solmes of Vestaburg, Michigan.

The Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas was in charge of the arrangements. Burial was at Cook-Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville, Texas.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Mary Porter

Mary Frances (Tarr) Porter, 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

January 29, 2019

William Russell

May 09, 1924 — Jan. 26, 2019

William David Russell, 76, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his residence.

Born May 9, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble Addison and Cora Marie (Wagner) Russell. He married Frances Luella (Ray) February 29, 1960.  David had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post No. 250 and National Rifle Association. David was a deacon and member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Luella Russell of Mitchell; children, William David (Deborah) Russell of Mitchell, Tena Louise (James “Jim”) Gaines of Mitchell, and Amelia Diane (Tony) Nugent of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Ann Russell of Bedford, Michael Wayne Russell of Bedford, and James Charles Russell of Mitchell. His parents; siblings, Donald Joseph Russell, Noble Leroy Russell, Alice Marie Collins, Kenneth Ray Russell, Barbara Sue Nicholson, Peggy Jane Russell, Steven Edward Russell, and Jeffery Dean Russell; and great grandson, Silas Gaines, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.  Honorary Casketbearers: Jim Russell, Mike Russell, Shirley Russell Casketbearers: James David Gaines, Amanda Dawn Scudder, Logan Kent Russell, Greg Cooper, Robin Russell, and Matthew Moore.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary Porter

Mary F. Porter, 94, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

January 28, 2019

Floyd Payton

Feb. 03, 1924 — Jan. 25, 2019

Floyd Ran “Skip” Payton, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born February 3, 1924 in Casey County, Kentucky, he was the son of Thomas Bennett and Della Mae (Atwood) Payton.  Floyd retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his sister, Rosetta Arnold of Mitchell; brother, Mervin Payton of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.  His parents and siblings, Clyde Payton, Marie Richason, Margie Massengell, and Hollis Payton, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Donald Mullinax

Sept. 13, 1937 — Jan. 26, 2019

Donald Lee Mullinax, 81, of Mitchell, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born September 13, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lester Lee and Vada Mullinax.
He married Bonnie Kirkman on May 15, 1964 and she survives. Donald retired from the City of Bedford. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and then reenlisted in the United States Army, serving tours in the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Mullinax; six children, Cynthia (Steve) Dalton, Donny (Vivian) Mullinax, Jr., Jon (Roberta) Mullinax, Joe (Hope) Mullinax, Jennifer Ellis, and Lee (Tori) Mullinax; three step-children, Denise (Jim) Barnett, Charles Mullinax and Denny Mullinax; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kay Mullinax; and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Bonds Chapel with Rev. Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow in Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Lillian Darling

Lillian “Lily” Katherine Darling, 19, died on Thursday, January 24, at her home in Fishers, IN.

She was the daughter of Thomas & Kathy (Fletcher) Darling. Lillian was a 2018 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School. Her interests were theater, traveling, Disney World, and eventually teaching elementary education.

She is survived by her parents, Tom & Kathy Darling; twin brothers, Zachary and Nathaniel Darling; maternal grandparents, Thomas & Nancy Fletcher; paternal grandparents, Larry & Patricia Darling; aunt, Melissa Miskuf; uncle, Joseph Darling; and cousins, Fletcher Miskuf, Aaron Miskuf, Ryan Darling, and Erica Runciman. She also has great-aunts, great-uncles and many cousins in the Bedford area. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Tammy Fletcher.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers. Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Darling, Zachary Darling, Fletcher Miskuf, Aaron Miskuf, Joseph Darling & Ryan Darling. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mental Health of America Indiana, 1431 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, In 43202

Kenneth Ball

Feb. 27, 1930 — Jan. 26, 2019

Kenneth E. Ball, 88, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born February 27, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John H. and Minnie Ethel (Pipher) Ball. He married Mary Lutina “Teeny” Andrews.  Kenneth retired from Lehigh Cement Company in 1987, and was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church. Kenneth was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Heltonville Area Veterans.

Survivors include his children, Rita Jean (Mike) Ramey of Bloomington, Kathy Rose (Joe) Vogler of Bedford and Jeffery Wesley Ball of Williams; grandchildren, Chad (Angie) Ramey, Carrie Vallad, Joshua Ball, and April Ball; eight great grandchildren; and siblings, Charles Henry Ball of Mitchell, James Walter Ball of Smithville, Ronald Ball of Lebanon, and Mildred Lavere Henderson of Mitchell. His parents; wife; and siblings, John Earnest Ball, Leon Ball, Lavonne Callahan, and Mary Louise Williams, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Hillcrest Christian Church or Legion Riders American Legion Post No. 250 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

William Russell

William David Russell, 76, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.Service is 11 a.m. Friday at Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Rickey Poole

Rickey Poole, 67, of Bedford, died Friday. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Linda Wagner

Linda Wagner, 67, of Bloomington, died Wednesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

Patricia Raines

Patricia Raines, 78, of Sacramento, CA, formerly of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 27, 2019

James Sullivan

March 18, 1935 — Jan. 20, 2019

James Helmer Sullivan, 83 of Monroe County, died unexpectedly in his home on January 20, 2019.

He was born in Bedford, IN to the late Jack and Jane (Stannard) Sullivan on March 18, 1935. Jim worked for Wetterau as an inbound checker for 23 years then worked as a custodian at the Indiana Memorial Union until he retired.

Jim is survived by his three sons, Phillip A. (Deb) Sullivan, Randy L. (Tammy) Sullivan, Richard T. (Jackie) Denton; and his daughter Eva Marie Sullivan. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Dustin (Chrystal) Sullivan, Luke Sullivan and Joni (Will) Rosson; 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and his loyal canine companion, Lucky. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Anna Lou (Boling) Sullivan; his parents; his step-mother Luella Sullivan; his siblings, Kizzie Ann Stultz, Charles E. Sullivan, Jack E. Sullivan, Jr.; his grandson, Chad A. Sullivan.

Friends may call on the Sullivan family on Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 4-8 p.m. in Deremiah-Frye Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike, Bloomington, Indiana 47404. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., also in the funeral home, with Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

January 26, 2019

John Miller

June 07, 1928 — Jan. 23, 2019

John William “Bill” Miller, 90, of Brownsburg, IN, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:25 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living.

Born June 7, 1928 in Bedford, he was the son of Paul F. Miller, Sr. and Iva (Bloodsoe) Miller. He married Phyllis Jean Easton (the love of his life) on April 11, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2013. He was a precision machinist and tool and die maker who began his career as a cost estimator for Curtis Automotive in Westfield, IN. He owned and operated J. Wm. Miller Enterprises (machine shop) in Bedford for many years. He retired from Indiana University where he was a precision instrument maker/machinist for the Chemistry Department. He was a member of the Bedford First Christian Church where he had served as a deacon. Bill was a sweet man with a silly sense of humor. He loved fishing, figuring out how things worked, classical music, building and playing dulcimers, and dogs. He was a proud lifetime member of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Ann Miller, of Bloomington and Judy Hasselkus and husband, Kenny, of Indianapolis; two sons, William Alan Miller and wife, Maggie, of Lafayette and Martin Miller and wife, Gail, of Indianapolis; two grandsons, Matt Miller (Danielle), Eric Miller (Kathryn); and two granddaughters, Bridget Decker (Devin) and Adrienne Miller; four great grandsons and two great granddaughters; two brothers, Tom Miller (Lynn), of Mitchell and Paul Miller, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; a sister, Evelyn Miller Peterson; a sister-in-law, Joyce Miller; and a brother-in-law, Larry Peterson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Tuesday, January 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family wishes to express gratitude to the team at Maple Park Village in Westfield, Indiana (especially Zach Krumwied, Tanesha Foster and Nurse Heather), as well as the memory care staff at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living for their care. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Lesa Hayes

May 27, 1964 — Jan. 24, 2019

Lesa Hayes, 54, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at her residence.

Born May 27, 1964, she was the daughter of Dale and Norma (Jones) Doty. She was a server at Bob Evans. Lesa was a devoted, loving Mother and Nana. Her smile lit up the lives of all those who knew her. She was the epitome of strength. Her family meant everything to her.

Survivors include her ex-husband of thirty-two years, Chris Hayes; her daughters, Kristen Hayes, and Courtney Stout and husband, Tyler, all of Bedford; a grandson, Jackson Hayes; her mother, Norma Doty, of Bedford; a brother, Brian Doty and husband, Cubb Doty, of Lexington, KY; a sister, Beth Johnson and husband, Wes Johnson, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Doty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Wayne Caswell and Bro. Mark Fields officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mandy Mounce

Oct. 15, 1976 — Jan. 23, 2019

Mandy Jo Mounce, 42, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born October 15, 1976, in Paoli, she was the daughter of Robert D. Mounce and Kathy (Hall) Bennett. Mandy was a hair stylist and loved by a lot of people.

Survivors include her children, Austin Robinson of Mitchell, Ashlyn Mounce of Mitchell and Addi Kirkman of Mitchell; father, Robert D. (Rebecca) Mounce of Mitchell; and siblings, Brandon (Tiffany) Mounce of Mitchell, Dana Taflinger of Pennsylvania and Joy (Dave) Norris of Bedford. Her mother preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 28 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dave Norris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

January 25, 2019

Erwin Cody

April 12, 1944 — Jan. 23, 2019

Erwin Leon Cody, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Born April 12, 1944, in Tazewell, Tennessee, he was the son of Andrew Schultz and Versie Ada (Yeary) Cody.  Leon had been employed at Fitch Chevrolet, Pearcy Chevrolet and retired from Bedford Ford. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  Leon was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his daughters, Cynthia Renee (Kent) Gillespie of Orleans and Susan Elaine Cody of Mitchell; grandchildren, Terry Ross, Andrew Ross, Keegan Gillespie, Tiffany Wigley, Jade Wigley, Corey Cody, Melissa Cody, and Michelle Brock; eight great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Steve (Rosetta) Cody of Orleans; and niece, Sarah Cody of Orleans. His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Morris “Butch” Chastain and Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Terry Ross, Andrew Ross, Keegan Gillespie, Jade Wigley, Eric Woods, and Kory Gillespie.        Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Mary Bair

Jan. 12, 1928 — Jan. 22, 2019

Mary Evelyn (Kern) Bair, 91, of Bedford, died at 3:10 pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born January 12, 1928 in Fayetteville, IN, she was the daughter of James Harlie and Emma (McKinney) Kern. She married Thomas Harold Bair on April 3, 1948 in New Albany, IN and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1996. She had worked at the Bedford Courthouse for twenty years and had volunteered in the Auxiliary at Bedford Medical Center for several years. She attended Leesville United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and traveler, and she loved painting in her studio.

Survivors include a son, John Michael Bair, of Bedford; a daughter, Susan Elaine Moreland, of Terre Haute; five grandchildren, Tiffani Kurtz, Tabatha Anderson, Tara Bair, all of Bedford, Shea Moreland, of Bloomington, Ashley Moreland, of Seattle, WA; six great- grandchildren, Eden and Davin Anderson, Camryn and Cash Kurtz, Kailee Schneider, and Onora Moreland; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, James Howard Kern; and two great-grandchildren, Carson and Campbell Kurtz.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with George Browning officiating. Burial will follow in the Erie Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

George Goodin

Aug. 18, 1947 — Jan. 22, 2019

George Lowell “Buddy” Goodin, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Born August 18, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Edgar and Kathryn (Bullock) Goodin. He married Dinah Hammond on October 14, 2006 and she survives. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1965 and attended Indiana State University for 2 years. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Buddy retired from North Lawrence Community Schools as the Director of Transportation.

Surviving are his wife, Dinah Goodin; step-daughter, Olivia (Tommy) Zajac; two grandsons, Vincent and Henry Zajac; siblings, Michael (Bonnie) Goodin, Tim Goodin, Pat (Cathy) Goodin, Mary (Bob) Fish, and Susan (David) Parker; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Martha Hudson; sister-in-law, Cindy Goodin; and one step-son, James Hammond Trinkle.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour Saturday at the funeral chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society or American Legion Gillen Post #33 Honor Guard.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Kay Denniston

April 06, 1943 — Jan. 23, 2019

Kay (Fish) Denniston, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 6, 1943 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert and Alice (Mize) Fish. She married Robert Denniston in 1961 and he survives. She retired in 1998 as a bus driver for the North Lawrence Community School System. She was a dog breeder and groomer for over 50 years, and a long-time decorator for Home Interiors. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the Bedford Boat Club. She enjoyed fishing, vacationing, and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, of Bedford; two daughters, Renee Cox and husband, Jeff, Darci Curtis and husband, Mike, all of Bedford; a son, Darren Denniston and wife, Kathy, of Columbus; four granddaughters, Brianna Miller and husband, Adam, Hannah Stultz and husband, Patrick, Tanna Smock and husband, Justin, all of Bedford, and Darion Denniston, of Columbus; three grandsons, Chase Curtis and Austin Curtis, both of Bedford, and Dane Denniston, of Columbus; three great- grandchildren, Oakley Stultz, Bristol and Journie Miller; two sisters, Jan Adams and husband, Rick, and Vicki Chastain and husband, Chris, all of Bedford; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Huddelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, January 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Rosemary Hunter

March 03, 1928 — Jan. 24, 2019

Rosemary Hunter, 90, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab.

Born March 3, 1928 in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Eithel Morris Hunter, Sr. and Fay Marie (Pender) Hunter. She retired as a teller from Bedford National Bank in 1990. She was a member of the Phi Beta Psi Pheta Alpha Gamma Associate Chapter and the American Business Women’s Assoc. She served on the Bedford Library Board for sixteen years and served on Hoosier Uplands Board. She was a member of the Heltonville United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Bedford where she served with the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Mission Committee. She was a volunteer with the Pink Ladies.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Phyllis Hunter, of Bedford; a nephew, Phillip B. Hoffsetz and wife, Barbara, of Noblesville; two nieces, Jackie Adams and husband, Bruce, of Springville, and Rhonda Morris of Bedford; several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jaynella Hunter; three brothers, Robert (Bob) J. Hunter, William C. (Bill) Hunter, Eithel Morris, Hunter, Jr.; a special granddad, Morton C. Hunter.

No services are scheduled. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Betty Williams

Betty Jean (Williams) Williams, 90, of Mitchell, died Thursday. Visitation is noon-2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Juan Cisneros

Juan Cisneros, 77, of Bedford, died Jan. 18. Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mandy Mounce

Mandy Jo Mounce, 42, of Mitchell, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell.

January 24, 2019

Daniel Terry

Aug. 10, 1943 — Jan. 22, 2019

Daniel Dean Terry, 75, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 10, 1943, in Seymour, he was the son of Daniel Paul and Anna Louise (Woods) Terry. He married Mary Ruth Cassidy on July 22, 2003.  Daniel retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local No. 440. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a member of Sugar Creek Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve, and a former member of Tri-County Bass Anglers. He had also been employed at Williams Security.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Terry of Mitchell; children, Patsy Suzanne (Byron) Smith of Palmetto, Florida, Paul Dean (Cassie) Terry of Orleans, James Duane (Sara) Terry of Mitchell, and Karen JoAnn (Jerry) Pierce of Scottsburg; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Paul David Terry of Seymour and Rose Marie Woods of Saltillo; and several nieces and nephews.  His parents and siblings, Barbara Pederson, Sandra Tolbert, Rita Palmer, Kenneth H. Terry, and Harold Dean Terry, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bradley Conner officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Lucille Taylor

June 12, 1929 — Jan. 18, 2019

Lucille J. Taylor, 89, of Indianapolis passed away in Westfield, Indiana on January 18, 2019. Until her passing, Lucille survived the loss of her husband, father, mother, and all seven siblings.

Lucille and her twin sister, Louise, were born in Bedford, Indiana, on June 12, 1929 to John O. and Hattie Bailey. She attended public schools in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School. She married Dwight Taylor in 1947 after he returned from service in World War II. They lived in Indianapolis while Dwight completed college and returned to Bedford where their two sons, Duaine and Gregg, were born. Dwight, Lucille and the boys moved to northern Indiana until 1956 when they moved to Indianapolis. Lucille began working for L. S. Ayres Department Store. Dwight continued his teaching career in the Southport school system where he retired after 36 years. Lucille worked for the L. S. Ayres Company until her first retirement. She went back to work for Ayres in the Greenwood Mall center and earned a second retirement.

Lucille was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She always made time to help others. Family was very important to Lucille. She loved her dogs as family members too.  Her love will be missed by all who knew her.

Family and friends are invited to gather for the funeral service on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Viewing is to start at 10:00AM with the service beginning at 11:00AM. Day & Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421. (812) 275-3389 www.daycarter.com

George Goodin

George Lowell “Buddy” Goodin, 71, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

John Miller

John Miller, 90, of Brownsburg, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Linda Denniston

Linda Kay Denniston, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Bair

Mary Evelyn (Kern) Bair, 91, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Robert Moffatt

Robert Moffatt, 67, of Bedford, died Saturday. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements by Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

January 23, 2019

James Siddens

May 05, 1928 — Jan. 19, 2019

James Michael “Mike” Siddens, 68, of Mitchell, died at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the I.U. Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born May 5, 1950 in Danville, IL, he was the son of James and Wanda (Montgomery) Siddens. He married Ruth White on June 8, 1974 and she survives. He retired as a General Supervisor from General Motors. Mike was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford. He loved Street Rods, R.C. airplanes and cars.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ruth of Mitchell; two daughters, Sarah Cummings and husband Stacey of Bedford, and Amy Siddens Land and husband Aaron of Newburgh; three grandchildren, Wyatt Cummings, James “Jay” and Ann-Marie Land; two sisters, Fern Handley and Diane Gilles, both of Indianapolis; Mike Story of Danville, IL, who was like a brother; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, on Friday, January 25th at the Central Church of Christ with Rick Leach officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Lena Camp

Feb. 22, 1950 — Jan. 21, 2019

Lena Carol (Guess) Camp, 68, of Mitchell, died at 11:45 am on Monday, January 21, 2019 at her residence.

Born February 22, 1950 in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Lewis A. and Doris (Davis) Guess. She married Robert Camp in Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas and he survives. She was employed at Bedford Nursing Home (CORE) where she rose from Nurse’s Aide to Social Services Director before her health curtailed her involvement in the Spring of 2000. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ where she was active in several evangelical programs. She had served on the board of SICIL and consulted with the Medical Center on patient activities for a period.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, of Mitchell; a son, Robert L. Camp, II and wife, Lisa; a daughter Gina Margaret Camp; six grandchildren, Lindsay, Andrew, Gracie, Madison, Lillia, and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Audrianna and Vera; a sister, Mattie Ann Long, of Waverly, TX; a brother, Gilbert L. Guess, of Mena, AR. She was preceded in death by her parents, a child (in infancy) and a sister.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on

Mary Bair

Mary Bair, 91, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert Moffat

Robert Moffat, Sr., 67, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson- Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

January 22, 2019

Kenneth Haws

May 17, 1928 — Jan. 20, 2019

Kenneth Haws, 90, of Bedford, died at 7:15 pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Born May 17, 1928 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Joseph Elliott and Martha (Ingle) Haws. He married Carolyn Ann Fields in May 1952 and she preceded him in death in February 1971. He later married Erma (Chenault) Dalton in December 1975 and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a forward observer during the Korean War. After serving four years, he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class. He was the owner operator of Kenny’s Tractor Sales, a Case dealership, for 20 years servicing all of Lawrence County and surrounding counties. He then began farming full time. From 1996 to 2001 he became an advisor, sounding board, landscaper and friend to Eagle Point Golf Resort during the rebuilding process at that time. He was known to all as Papaw. An avid gardener, he was well known for the numerous Elephant Ear plants in his yard. Living near the Bedford Post Office, he shared his love of tropical plants with everyone.

Survivors include his wife, Erma, of Bedford; two daughters, Susan Brennan and husband, Charles Hostetter, of Brownsburg and Melanie Hacker, of Bedford; a step-daughter, Cindy Turner and husband, Kent, of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jason Turner, Christy Toll, Samantha Renner and husband, Matt, Nicholas Hacker, Jobie Hacker, and Carolyn Hacker; five great grandchildren, Alex and Abbi Turner, Emerson Toll, Kaysin Hacker, and Everett Renner. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; a grandson, Brandon Runkle; and siblings, William Haws, Geraldine Padgett and Jim Haws.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. On May 4, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm, please come by his home and accept a part of his legacy by taking and maintaining an elephant ear, some flower seeds or bulbs to enjoy and remember him at your home. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Lois Parker

Nov. 09, 1933 — Jan. 19, 2019

Lois I. (Bussey) Parker, of Bedford, passed away at Dunn Memorial Hospital on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the age of 85.

Lois was born in Norfolk, Nebraska into the home of Orin L. and Lillian (Reese) Bussey on November 9, 1933. She was married to William J. Parker on August 8, 1952 and they started their family together. Lois retired from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas where she worked in Public Television. She was a member of the Ellettsville United Methodist Church. She loved to volunteer and spent many hours with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Richland Bean Blossom Thrift Store. Lois loved to search flea markets for various finds. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William J. Parker; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Lois is survived by her loving children, William J. Parker II of Bedford, Mark A. Parker of DeFuniak Springs, FL, Jodene Lynn Miller of Waldorf, MD, and Brenda Lee Fay of Bedford; brother, Tony Bussey of Norfolk, NE; sisters, Donna Dotson of Winside, NE, Betty Kline of San Dimas, CA, and Gloria McKamy of Tucson, AZ; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren who will miss her dearly.

Graveside funeral services will be held at Valhalla Memory Gardens on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Share condolences, memories and more with Lois’s family at www.chandlerfh.com

January 21, 2019

Thomas Horton

April 16, 1935 — Jan. 18, 2019

Thomas Leon Horton, age 83, of Norman, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Horton was a member of Clearspring Baptist Church for over 50 years. Tom was a hard-working family man. He owned and operated Horton & Harrison Logging for over 50 years, was a farmer for more than 60 years, drove Bus #24 for Clearspring for 18 years, and he loved to fish. He was also a member of the Planning & Zoning Board and the Agriculture Board.

Born on April 16, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Campbell and Delcie Kindred Horton, both of whom preceded him in death. On September 3, 1955, he married Grace Carolyn Almond and she survives in Norman.

Survivors also include two sons, Kenneth Lee (Roxanna) Horton of Brownstown and David (Kristi) Horton of Norman; one daughter, Susan Horton of Norman; one brother, John Horton of Batesville; two sisters: Callie (Merrill) Butler of Indianapolis, and Mary Lou (Gary) Smith of Harrison, Ohio; six grandchildren, Natasha Horton, Kacie Horton, Amelia Horton, Maya (Christian) Villatoro, Isaac Horton, and Hunter Horton; and three step- grandchildren, Angie (Danny) Cuson, Jaymie (Monty) McDougal, and Robbie (Frederica) Book.  He was preceded in death by a son, Clifford Horton; a daughter, Ruth Horton; and two brothers, Maurice Horton and Charles Horton.

Funeral services for Thomas Leon Horton will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, with Dick Clampitt officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Clearspring Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Clearspring Cemetery. Online memorials and condolences may be given at www.spurgeonfh@comcast.net

Warren Kopp

Oct. 08, 1944 — Jan. 19, 2019

Warren C. “Chuck” Kopp, 74, of Bedford, passed away unexpectedly at 3:45 AM Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Bedford.

Born on October 8, 1944 in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Warren Kopp and Juanita (Hawkins) Kopp. He married Darlene K. Turner on January 15, 1966 and she survives. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He retired from General Motors as a diecast maker. After his retirement he went to work for Mullis Petroleum.

Surviving with his wife, Darlene of Bedford; is one son, David W. Kopp; one daughter, Missy Shelton and husband Scott of Bedford; six grandchildren, Jordan Fleetwood (Whitney), Logan Kopp, Kinnon Kopp (Tabi), Ryan Shelton (Stevie), Alyssa Shelton, and Katie Shelton (Cameron); four great grandchildren, Deklin Kopp, Watson Shelton, Zoey Roach, and Oliver Roach; one brother, Tim Todd and wife Dianne of Mooresville; his mother-in-law, Margie Smoot; a brother-in-law Greg Turner and his wife Gay; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carole Diane Allen; his father-in-law, Glen Turner.

A private funeral mass will be held, and burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

William Terrell

May 31, 1934 — Jan. 19, 2019

William Norman “Bill” Terrell, 84, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born May 31, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert M. and Mattie (Hahn) Terrell. He married Joan R. Roberts June 5, 1953.

Bill was a general contractor and farmer. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1952 and attended Indiana University. Bill was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. He loved gospel music and was a member of the IU Marching Hundred that played at President Eisenhower’s inauguration. He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and loved gospel music.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Terrell of Mitchell; son, Tom (Lorrie) Terrell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Chris (Stephenie) Clock, Joni Clock, and Tara (Jared) Condon; great grandchildren, Bryan Hamm and Gabriel Condon; son-in-law, Jim (Debbie) Clock of Mitchell; and sister, Sue McIntyre of Columbus. His parents; daughter, Sherry Clock; and siblings, Laura Jane Smith, Doretta K. Scott, Nancy Jolley, Keith Terrell, and Robert Terrell, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with Reverend Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church. Memorial Gifts: Alzheimers Association.

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

Leonard Miller

Nov. 17, 1941 — Jan. 17, 2019

Dean Miller, 77, of Bedford, passed away at home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at 8:32 a.m.

Dean was born in Bedford on Nov. 17, 1941, to Charles W. Miller and Martha M. (Miller) Miller. Dean married Sandra Kay Batchelor on May 6, 1960.  Dean was an auto body technician and painter.

Dean is survived by his wife, Sandi; children, Lenny (Barbara) Miller of Oolitic, Kelli (Ed) Pritchett of Bedford and Troy (Holly) Miller of Williams; his grandchildren, Tyson Miller, Kacee (Brendan) Bonifer, Craig (Stephanie) Miller, Derek (Schylar) Pritchett, Kayla Pritchett and Layni Miller; his great-grandchildren, Bryson, Brayton and Benton Bonifer and Ellanor and Emmalynn Miller.  He is survived by brother, Charles “Pooch” Miller of Red Bluff, California; and sisters, Reva Roberts of Bedford and Sharon Lucas of Phoenix, Arizona.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William F. Miller, Hobert D. Miller, Homer D. Miller; and sisters Lois M. Walters and Rose Cooney.

Dean loved his dogs whom he met at the Rainbow Bridge. He loved BNL basketball and watching his grandkids play sports.  Dean generously donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. This gift will contribute significantly to the advancement of health science education in the state of Indiana. Those, like Dean, who decide to bequeath their bodies to the health sciences have made a significant contribution that benefits the quality of life and care for the living.

There will be a Celebration of Dean’s life to be held at a later date. Donations in Dean’s memory can be made to White River Humane Society.

Deborah Buetel

Deborah Buetel, 57, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

James Siddens

James Michael “Mike” Siddens, 68, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Friday at the Central Church of Christ. Service will be noon Friday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 20, 2019

James Siddens

James Michael “Mike” Siddens, 68, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 19, 2019

Perry Luttrell

Sept. 16, 1951 — Jan. 17, 2019

Perry R. Luttrell, 67, of Springville, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born September 16, 1951, he was the son of Lewis R. “Cotton” and Alma K. (Baker) Luttrell. He married Diane Miller on September 14, 1971 and she survives. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum and was of the Apostolic faith. Perry loved his animals, enjoyed playing horseshoes, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and wife.

Survivors include his wife, Diane, of Springville; a daughter, Lisa K. Luttrell, of Springville; a son, Brian Luttrell and wife, Rikki, of Springville; three grandsons, Coleman and Colton Wuertz and Torren Luttrell; a granddaughter, Tori Luttrell; a sister-in-law, Marcella Sullivan; two nephews, Jeremy and Justin Sullivan; three great nieces, Emma, Jabrie and Joslyn Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Monday, January 21st at Springville Cemetery West with Rev. Duane Coffman and Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm on Monday, January 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Jeannine Piper

Jeannine Piper, 88, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.

Fay Pate

Fay (Brown) Pate, 81, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel.

January 18, 2019

Jeannine Piper

May 31, 1930 — Jan. 16, 2019

Jeannine Piper, 88, of Bedford, died at 8:11 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab.

Born May 31, 1930 in Cale, IN, she was the daughter of Glen and Enid (Chastain) Piper. She was employed at General Motors Bedford plant for over forty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, a former member of the Avoca Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include two nieces, Alison Piper, of Bedford and Vickie L. Seroussi and husband, Michael, of Connecticut; a nephew, Jeffrey G. Piper and wife, Lauren, of California; her former sister-in-law and care-giver, Sondra Piper, of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Piper.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, January 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Eric Sullivan

May 19, 1994 — Jan. 11, 2019

Eric Darryl Brent Sullivan, 24, of Glendale, Arizona, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 in Arizona.

Born May 19, 1994 in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Freddie Infante and Tina Sullivan.  He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a construction worker.  He was of the Christian Faith. Eric had a good heart and loved his baby girl and his family.

Surviving are his mother, Tina Sullivan and fiance Larry Dale Terrell; daughter, Alivia Sullivan; fiance Channing Watson; one sister, Mary Beth Sullivan; two brothers, Marcus (Samantha) Sullivan and Tyler Eisele; maternal grandparents, Darryl (Mary Beth) Jenkins; aunt, Raina Infante; aunt, Gina Sullivan; uncle Ryan (Julie) Sullivan; great-grandmother, Renie Kelley; nieces Kingsley and Rory Sullivan; and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Freddie Infante.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be 3-8 P.M. on Friday at the funeral chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Fay Pate

May 17, 1937 — Jan. 16, 2019

Fay Pate, 81, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Born May 17, 1937 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harley and Alice (Barnett) Brown.  She married Raymond Pate on May 1, 1954 and he survives.  Fay was a homemaker and helped build and operate the family farm. She was an avid seamstress and gardener.  She was a member of Pinhook Christian Church and Fairview Ladies Aid.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond; children, Sandra Kay (Mike) Rech and Donald Ray (Cheryl) Pate; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Wade Daniel (Amanda) Allen and their daughter Lilly, Chad David (Megan) Allen and their children Malachi, Silas, and Zechariah, Christopher Ray Pate and his children David, Leland, and Ryeitt, Brandy Nicole (Nate) Colgan and their children Aaron, Abby, and Caleb, Alyson Marie (Aaron) Eichel, Samuel Michael (Ashley) Rech and their children Spencer and Alyssa, and Steven Taylor Rech; son-in-law, Kerry Allen; brother, Harley (Linda) Brown; two sisters, Gayle (Edward) Gilstrap and Carol Moore; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ramona Fay Allen; and two sisters, Jeanette (Bill) Kern and Kay Brown.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Wade Allen officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.  Visitation will be 2-6 P.M. on Sunday and from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour Monday at the funeral chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to Pinhook Christian Church or Pinhook Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

James Mitchell

April 05, 1938 — Jan. 16, 2019

James E. Mitchell, 80, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:20 AM at IU Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Lawrence County on April 5, 1938 to Dale Mitchell and Lola May (Cheek) Mitchell. James married Sharon Matlock on April 15, 1967 and she survives. James was a retired Postmaster with the United States Postal Service. He retired from the Smithville Post Office. He was a US Army Veteran and member of the Mitchell American Legion Post #250. After retirement, he worked as a night auditor at Spring Mill State Park.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Mitchell of Bedford; two children, James E. Mitchell II and his wife Jill of Arizona, and Kimberly Stewart and husband Tony of Bedford; four grandchildren, Alex Mitchell and Jared Mitchell both of Arizona, Chris (Lauren) Nelson of Bedford, and Amy (Lane) Hewitt of Mitchell; four great grandchildren, Alexis Nelson, Gabriel Nelson, Hattie Nelson and Caitlyn Hewitt.

Cremation was chosen, with burial at a later date in Williams Cemetery.  Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

January 17, 2019

Kaci Crabtree

May 07, 1996 — Jan. 15, 2019

Kaci Elizabeth Crabtree, 22, of Paoli, died at 6:46 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 7, 1996 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Gregg and Aleta (Prince) Taylor. She married Adam Crabtree on February 4, 2017 and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the Highfill Chapel Church of Taswell. She enjoyed crafting, shooting clays, going to the movies, pestering her father and father-in-law. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife and mother with an outstanding sense of humor and contagious smile.

Survivors include her husband, Adam, of Paoli; a son, Waylon James Crabtree, at home; her parents, Gregg and Aleta Taylor, of Fayetteville; a sister, Emily Taylor, of Fayetteville; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cindy and Mark Crabtree, of Taswell; her maternal grandparents, Jimmie and Diana Prince, of Mitchell; her paternal grandparents, David Taylor, of Fayetteville, and Barbara Lee, of Bedford; maternal great- grandmother, Louise Prince, of Mitchell; a brother-in-law, Jacob Crabtree and wife, Chelsea, of Clarksville, TN; a nephew, Bentley; two nieces, Brielle and Brylynn; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Friday, January 18th at Bedford First Assembly of God Church located at 2601 27th Street, with Pastor Bill McKee and Pastor Steve Terry officiating. Burial will be in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the family for a fund for Waylon.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Rickie Ryan

Dec. 16, 1946 — Jan. 15, 2019

Rickie L. Ryan, 72, of Bedford, died at 2:07 pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Born December 16, 1946 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of John W. and Melvina (Chenault) Ryan. He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1966. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Marsha Chandler on August 26, 1966 and she survives. He retired from the Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office where he served as Deputy, and was owner/operator of Rick’s Gun Shop for over twenty years. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church, the Pinhook Christian Church, and was loved by all.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha, of Bedford; a son, Ricky D. Ryan and wife, Amy, of Montgomery, IL; grandchildren, Wesley Ryan, Steven Ryan, Eve Campbell, and Hannah Campbell; a brother, Ronnie D. Ryan, of Bedford; a sister, Sherry Turner and husband, Stephen, of Bedford; several other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Sue Ryan.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Friday, January 18th at Leatherwood Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm on Friday, January 18th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gary Taylor

Gary L . Taylor 81, of Bloomington, died Monday. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. today at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford.

Joseph Pickens

Joseph W. Pickens, 67, of Bedford, died Friday. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Jeannine Piper

Jeannine Piper, 88, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Perry Luttrell

Perry R. Luttrell, 67, of Springville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

January 16, 2019

Uzahne Westneat

March 17, 1922 — Jan. 10, 2019

Uzahne Colglazier Westneat, 96, passed away January 10, 2019, at her home in Vienna, Virginia.

Uzahne was born on March 17, 1922, in Bedford, to George and Eva (Hall) Colglazier. She was the eldest of six children and was raised on the Stump-hole Road family farm. Upon graduation from Mitchell High School, she received a full scholarship to Purdue University, where she studied horticulture.

On Oct. 24, 1942, she married Arthur S. Westneat Jr., to whom she was wed for 46 years. During those years, she lived in Baltimore, Maryland; Princeton, New Jersey; Middletown, Rhode Island; and Lee, New Hampshire. In her later years, she resided with her son in Virginia.

In Franklin Township, New Jersey, Uzahne was very active in the Parent Teacher Association, which she served as President. She was a 4-H Club leader and a principal mover in local library and historical society developments. With her husband, she was continuously involved in Board of Education and Town Council campaigns. In 1965, she moved to Middletown, Rhode Island, where she was active in the League of Women Voters and the Raytheon Book Club.

In 1978, she retired to her house in the woods in Lee, New Hampshire. From then on, she was an avid genealogist and a keen supporter of Beck’s Mill and the Lawrence County Museum of History. She was happiest helping organize the many family reunions which brought her back home to Fort Ritner, Bedford, Mitchell, and Williams.

Four children survive her, Cynthia Merrill, Arthur Westneat III, Clark Westneat and Elizabeth Hoffman; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Hewlett; two brothers, Lee and Daniel Colglazier, and their families.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and James Colglazier.

A memorial service will be held in late March in Virginia and she will rest in Westview Cemetery, Hudson, New Hampshire.

Uzahne was a gentle and caring soul who is missed by her family and friends. In honor of her memory and those she touched through her genealogy research, we ask that donations be made to the Lawrence County Museum of History, 929 15th Street, Bedford, Indiana 47421.

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