Obituaries – November 2012

November 30, 2012

Norman Taylor

Oct. 28, 1953 — Nov. 28, 2012

Norman “Norm” Taylor, 59, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Austin O. and Juanita (Doane) Taylor. He married Annette G. Cottey on July 8, 1995 and she survives.

He was a counselor with the North Lawrence Career Center.

He loved history and was most recognized as founder and chief promoter of the Lawrence County History Festival and Pow Wow. Norm, who has Cherokee lineage on his father’s side, also had a passion for the Great Depression and World War II. His favorite president was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He spent about 25 years as a Civil War re-enactor and visited many of the Civil War Battlefields. He was a member of the 27th Indiana Civil War Re-enactors and 13th Mississippi Civil War Re-enactors. For the last two years, Norm and Annette organized the Civil War Days at Spring Mill State Park.

Norm was determined to do his part to preserve local and national heritage and shared his passion of history on the airwaves with “Lawrence County Oral History,” which later became known as “Indiana History Project.” The shows air on AT&TU-verse on Channel 99 and Comcast Channel 14. Because of his accomplishments, Taylor was bestowed the 2011 Frank and Judy O’Bannon Heritage Enrichment Award.

Survivors include his wife, Annette, of Bedford; three daughters, Katresha Taylor of Fishers, Kelly (Huntzinger) Nicol and husband Kyle of Mitchell and Ashley (Huntzinger) Hilkey and husband Dustin of Bedford; a son, Kyle Huntzinger of Spencer; three grandchildren, Mia and Brynna Nicol and Aiden Pridemore; his mother, Juanita Taylor and Gordon Henderson and family, Jane and Steve Boshears, Mary and Mike Miller, Doris and Monty Todd, Jim and Nikii Henderson all of Bedford, and Thom and Betty Henderson of Orleans; a sister, Austina Marshall and husband Bill of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenneth Sullivan officiating. Cremation to follow with private burial at a later date in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Norm at www.daycarter.com.

Gerald D. Scott

May 31, 1935 — Nov. 18, 2012

Gerald D. “Jerry” Scott, LCDR USN (Ret.), 77, was born in Bedford, on May 31, 1935, and died peacefully at home in Chula Vista, Calif., on Nov. 18, related to complications of COPD.

Jerry’s childhood necessitated that he work from a very young age. His first job at eight years old was shining shoes in a pool hall. He was also a gas station attendant, laid railroad ties, and was a high-rise iron worker.

On his 17th birthday he enlisted in the Navy and served four years. He then returned to Indiana and married his sweetheart Carlene J. Jackson. In 1961, while married, raising a family, and working nights in a stone quarry, he earned a B.S. from Indiana University. He often reminisced, and was forever grateful to his co-workers who encouraged him to pursue a higher education. He fondly remembered times when his buddies would offer to take his turn on the line offloading heavy pieces of stone to enable him to study for an upcoming exam.

After graduating from Indiana University, Jerry re-enlisted into the Navy and was sent to Officers Candidate School in Newport R.I. His first assignment was as a weapons officer aboard The USS John R. Perry (DE 1034) which participated in the blockade of Cuba during The Cuban Missile Crisis. The subsequent years were also spent primarily at sea which necessitated many cross country relocations for his wife and four young children. Jerry’s career in the Navy included three tours in Vietnam, and two mine sweeper commands. He received numerous commendations, including two Bronze Stars with Combat V for valor in combat.

Jerry rarely spoke of his time in the military, except to reflect on the friendships he had cultivated. He had recently reconnected with some of his crew from his last command, The USS Energy (MSO 436) and was honored to attend their yearly reunions.

Jerry possessed a keen mind and a tireless work ethic. After serving 20 years in the Navy, he established and operated various successful businesses including, “Scott’s Porsche Parts,” “The Kit Kat Cocktail Lounge,” and “G. Scott Asphalt.” He was active in his community and was a familiar face at Chula Vista City Hall and at City Council meetings. He was recently honored posthumously by the Mayor for his civic involvement.

Retiring from asphalt contracting in 1998, allowed Jerry free time to pursue his various interests. He designed and built a Class 10 off-road vehicle and participated in SCORE racing for many years. His racing team won many events over the years in The United States and in Mexico. He also enjoyed motor home travel and made several trips back to Indiana to visit friends and attend his high school reunions. He was an avid college basketball fan and never missed watching a Hoosier basketball game. A proud grandparent, he reveled in all of his grandchildren’s various activities and accomplishments.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carlene; son, Carl Scott (Laura); daughters, Kimberly Duran (Rick), Venoa Scott, and Sherri Vasquez (Tadeo); grandchildren, Catherine Duran, Sarah Scott, Rachel Scott, Estevan Vasquez, Amelia Vasquez and Samuel Vasquez, and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Duran.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or San Diego Hospice.

Charles L. Woodward

Charles L. “Lin” Woodard, 85, Bedford, died today at his residence. Funeral services will be Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial in Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

November 29, 2012

Norman Taylor

Norman “Norm” Taylor, 59, of Bedford, died Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 28, 2012

George T. Chastain

April 1, 1924 — Nov. 27, 2012

George T. Chastain, 88, Orleans (Leipsic Community), passed away at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Born April 1, 1924, in Orange County, he was the son of Lawrence William and Bertha Jane (Taylor) Chastain. He married Luella E. Crane Nov. 25, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2009.

George was owner of Chastain’s TV Sales and Service and had been in business 60 years. He was a member of Leipsic United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his children, Brenda Sue (Jeff) Shepple of Greenwood, Barry Lee Chastain of Leipsic and Roger Wayne (Tonya) Chastain of Mitchell; grandsons, Andrew, Ben, Nathan, and Daniel Shepple; and one great-grandson.

His parents; wife; and sister, Velma Louise Chastain, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Livonia Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Lovie R. Cook

May 8, 1949 — Nov. 28, 2012

Lovie R. Cook, 63, of Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Born May 8, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Baldwin) Tincher. She married Harry Cook on Sept. 17, 1966, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Harry, of Bedford; two daughters, Judy Ann Banks and husband Tim of Buddha and Beverly Sue Wade and husband Gary of Williams; two sons, James Earl Cook and Bobby Cook and wife Carrie, all of Bedford; five grandsons, Bryan Banks of South Carolina, Nathaniel and Zachariah Banks of Buddha, Stephen Davis of California and Jayden Cook of Bedford; a granddaughter, Brittany Davis of Williams; and two brothers, Jim Tincher and wife Diane of Shoals and Donnie Tincher and wife Ivy of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Raymond Tincher Jr. and Robbie Tincher; and a sister, Margaret Todd.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery.

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

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

Chris Conolty

June 5, 1963 — Nov. 27, 2012

Chris A. Conolty, 49, of Bedford, died at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 5, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Larry W. and Wanda S. (Ray) Conolty.

He was a carpenter and enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Survivors include his parents; a son, Derek Sommer; a grandson; three brothers, Kenny Bundy and wife Alison, Brad Bundy and companion Shiela, and Troy Conolty and wife Kelly; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his companion of 16 years, Terry Grey; and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Mary Inez Speer

Aug. 21, 1923 — Nov. 27, 2012

Mary Inez Speer, 89, of Norman, died at 1:35 a.m. on Tuesday at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Born August 21, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Hugh M. and Josie (Baker) Morrison. She married Wilburn Paul Speer on May 3, 1940, in Lawrence County; and he preceded her in death on April 16, 1996.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Wrays Christian Church in Jackson County, and attended the Norman Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Ronald E. (Diane) Speer of Leesville; one daughter, Carolyn A. (Jerry) Hall of Norman; six grandchildren, Jeff Speer, Jason Speer, Jerod Speer, Mike Hall, Kim Fredenburg and Valerie Marcett; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Charles Morrison and Harrell Morrison, both of Norman; and two sisters, Nora Rousch, and Minnie Duncan, both of Norman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; one sister; and one half-sister.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Randy Baker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

November 27, 2012

Iva Lee Bianchi

July 4, 1927 — Nov. 15, 2012

Iva Lee Bianchi, 85, of Bedford, died on Nov. 15 at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif.

Born in Cedar Hill, Ky., she was the daughter of Denny and Vercie (Dalton) Hammond. She married Sylvio John Bianchi on Sept. 10, 1949.

She retired from IBM in the early 80’s.

Surviving are her daughter, Deborah Fike; son, Syl Bianchi and grandson Joshua Bianchi, all of California; four brothers, Robert Hammond of Bedford, Clifford Hammond and Ronald Hammond, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Delno Hammond of Belleview, Ohio; four sisters, Nellie New and Elizabeth Jo Powels, both of Monticello, Ky., Raylah Hammond of Winnetka, Calif., and Wanda Fese of Mesa, Ariz.; sisters- and brothers-in–law; nieces, nephews, good friends; and compadre.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; and two sisters. She came from a large family, very close and unique they all were.

On Aug. 21, 2012, she had moved to California, to live with her daughter and be near her son and grandson.

Mom will be missed for her “Great Cooking,” but most of all she will be missed for how she made you feel “Welcome” in her home. She was happy doing and giving, always making the other person who ever they were, feel important. She didn’t ask for herself but found “Great Pleasure” in giving to others. She was truly “A Classy Lady.”

Mom would say, “I have my eye on the prize and the prize is God.”

She will be returning to her hometown of Bedford, where she will be laid to rest. There will be a celebration of her life during the summer of 2013.

Kay Fulks

June 3, 1917 — Nov. 25, 2012

Kay Fulks, 95, Bedford, died Sunday with her family by her side at StoneBridge Assisted Living.

She was born June 3, 1917, in Louisville, Ky.

She was a photographer, active in the Thoroughbred Chorus Auxiliary, Bedford Exchange Club, and Club 55 bowling leagues.

She loved playing games with family.

She was preceded in death by husband of 56 years, James; three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her son, Jim, Jr. (Ann), of Louisville, Ky.; and daughter, Pat (Randy) Hutchinson, of Bedford. She is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Wagner and Ellen (Bruce) Kinloch, six grandchildren (including Roxi Baum of Bedford), and 16 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to 915 15th Street, Bedford, IN 47421

Donations may be sent to Lawrence County Community Foundation.

Mary Jewell Waldon

Dec. 21, 1929 — Nov. 24, 2012

Mary Jewell Waldon, 82, of Brownsburg, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation Center — Eagle Creek in Marion County.

Born Dec. 21, 1929 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Laban and Vannie (Colvin) Roberts. She worked at M. Fine & Sons.

Survivors include a son, Jerry England of Brownsburg; three half-brothers, Johnny Roberts, Roy Roberts and Bobby Roberts, all of Arizona; a half-sister, Mabel Day of Bedford; two grandchildren, Carrie England of Speedway and Jeremy England of Brownsburg; four great-grandchildren, Avery, Maxwell and Amelia England, and Amaya Vaughn; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mae Stailey; and a brother, Kenneth Roberts.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Dorothy T. Davis

Jan. 11, 1932 — Nov. 25, 2012

Dorothy T. Davis, 80, of Orleans, died Sunday at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

She was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of Benjamin and Carrie Smucker McAlexander. She married Robert E. Davis on Nov. 4, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1992.

She was a housewife and a member of the Orleans Eastern Star.

She is survived by her three sons, Richard R. (Phyliis) Davis of Paoli, Mark L. Davis of Orleans and Andrew G. (Rachel) Davis of Orleans; one daughter, Betty (Bob) Euhl of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald McAlexander of Rosewood, Ohio; and one sister, Virginia Stoker of Sidney, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Mary Inez Speer

Mary Inez Speer, 89, Norman, died at 1:35 a.m. today at Hoosier Christian Village in Norman. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

November 26, 2012

Oweetah Prince

Oct. 28, 1927 — Nov. 24, 2012

Oweetah Prince, 85, Bedford, passed away peacefully Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the Rev. Morton Thomas and Gertrude (Hillenburg) Thomas of Heltonville. She married James W. Prince in 1943. They had three children, Caroline “Carolyn,” James Ronald “Ronnie” and Cindy Jo.

Oweetah and James divorced in 1967. No other children were born to either parent in their lifetime. James passed away Jan. 19, 2009.

She was a homemaker and was employed at RCA for approximately 10 years and worked as a nurse’s assistant at Bedford Hospital and Bloomington Hospitality House.

She and James were members of the Bloomington Aces Motorcycle Club in the 1950’s. Oweetah enjoyed writing poetry, embroidery and was a lover of all animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed her family and talking on the phone to her close friends.

Surviving are two daughters, Caroline “Carolyn” Prince and Cindy Jo (Prince) Stewart, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, Richard J. Thorton II of Louisville, Ky., Melissa J. Barrick of Indianapolis and Tom Stewart and James Stewart, both of Bloomington; 10 great-grandchildren, Justin, Hailey, Ashley, Marissa, Thomas James and Jaela Stewart, all of Bloomington, Madison Jurwicz and Jenna Hill of Indianapolis, and Jamie and Jessica Thorton of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

Oweetah was preceded in death by her parents, “Mortie and Gertie” Thomas; son, James Ronald “Ronnie” Prince; brother, Virgil Thomas; sister, Naomi “Ruth” Pelston; twin sister, Juanita Hillenburg; and grandson, David K. Barrick Jr.

Friends my call from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chapel Hill Church next to the Chapel Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will be at the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Mary Waldon

Mary Jewell Waldon, 82, of Bedford, died Saturday at Kindred Transitional Care in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 25, 2012

Joanna Fay Barnett

June 3, 1920 — Nov. 23, 2012

Joanna Fay Barnett, 92, of Bedford, died at 11:19 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, at Williamsburg Health Care in Crawfordsville, IN.

Born June 3, 1920, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Hartwell Harold and Florence Bethel (Lovell) Fultz. She married George Elza Barnett on December 20, 1939, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Erie Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Terry Barnett of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Monty Kay Barnett and wife, Janni, of Crawfordsville; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Morgan of Indianapolis; a sister-in-law, Helen Spires of Bedford; and her close friend and caregiver, Debbie Neeley. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Imogene Terrell; and a brother, Freddie Fultz, who died in WWII.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Ted Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 26, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joanna at www.daycarter.com.

November 24, 2012

Thomas Fountaine

Sept. 7, 1917 — Nov. 21, 2012

Dr. Thomas J. Fountaine, 95, of Bedford, died at 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born September 7, 1917 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, he was the son of Charles and Catherine (White) Fountaine.

He married Ruth S. Humphrey on November 13, 1943; and she passed away January 30, 2009.

He was a graduate of the University Of Wisconsin Medical School. He was a medical doctor in Lawrence County starting in 1949 until his retirement. He also served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford, was a member of the American Medical Association and a member of the Lawrence County Medical Society.

Surviving are one son, Thomas J. Fountaine II and his wife Tamra of Sate College Pennsylvania; three daughters, Dianne Bellush and husband James of Bedford; Rev. Suzanne Fountaine of Cincinnati, Ohio; Cynthia Scudder and husband Paul of Carbondale, Illinois; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren;

He was preceded in death by his wife, 1 brother, Forrest Charles Fountaine; 2 sisters, Vivian Dickerson and Winifred Fountaine.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Rev. Suzanne Fountaine officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Wisconsin Medical School Scholarship Fund.

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

Virginia Mongold

Nov. 17, 1918 — Nov. 22, 2012

Virginia Mongold, 94, passed away at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, November 22, 2012, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 17, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Roxie (Edwards) Blackwell. She married Charles Robertson May 16, 1936, and he preceded her in death in 1975. Her second marriage was to Dewey Mongold in November of 1979 and he preceded her in death January 28, 1986.

Virginia was a homemaker and a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving: a son, Kenneth E. (Diana) Robertson, Mitchell; grandchildren, Steve (Beth) Robertson, Carla (Naaman)Taylor, Mark (Chel) Williams, Missy (Kevin) Taylor, Marcy (Tony) Ellis, 7 great- granddaughters; 5 great-great-granddaughters, and 3 great-great-grandsons

Her parents; both husbands; sons, Farrell Dean and Larry Dale Robertson; brother, Denzil Blackwell; and sister, Helen Young, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 25, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Casketbearers: Justin Hunter, Ricky Carpenter, Austin Carpenter, Chad Lee, David Goodwin, Mark Williams and Trevor Farmer.

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

Juanita J. Terry

Feb. 13, 1926 — Nov. 21, 2012

Juanita J. Terry, 86, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at her residence.

Born February 13, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ollie and Olive (McCart) Eager. She married Asa A. Terry March 22, 1945.

She had been employed as bookkeeper at Mitchell Motor Sales. Juanita was a member and organist at Spice Valley Baptist Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944.

Surviving: husband, Asa A. Terry, Mitchell; daughter, Charlotte “Sissy” Sproles, Mitchell; son, Timothy J. Terry, Houston, Texas; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Wilma “Chick” Miller, Mitchell, and Charlotte Brown, Seymour

Her parents; son, Stephen W. Terry; and sister, Norma Rose Tanksley, preceded her in death.

Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Forrest Wright

June 7, 1920 — Nov. 21, 2012

Forrest Elma Wright, 92, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at her residence.

Born June 7, 1920 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Edward and Edna (McNeely) Crum.

Forrest was a housekeeper at Eigenmann Hall Dormitory for several years.

She was a member of the Lake Monroe Church of Christ.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and playing her guitar. She played lead guitar for a band named The Varieties.

Survivors include three sons, Terry L. Wright Sr. (Rosalee) of Springville, Kenny Wright of Harrodsburg, Kirby Wright of Bloomington; one granddaughter, Debbie Hostetler (Don Hobbs) of Judah; one grandson, Terry L. Wright Jr. (Beth) of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Amber Porter, Cole Wright, Cailen Wright and Delanie Wright; one great-great-granddaughter, Tracey Porter and several nieces and nephews.

Forrest was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otis E. Wright (March 11, 1974); one sister, Phyllis McPike; three brothers, Clayton, Festus and Edward Crum Jr.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Nephew Bernie Crum will officiate.

Visitation will be 2-6pm Sunday and 1-2 p.m. Monday at The Funeral Chapel.

Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery.

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

November 23, 2012

Virginia Mongold

Virginia P. Mongold, 94, Mitchell, died at 9:43 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Thomas Fountaine

Dr. Thomas J. Fountaine, 95, Bedford, died Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

November 22, 2012

Mary Petrie

March 21, 1922 — Nov. 19, 2012

Mary Patricia Petrie, 90, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 2:01 p.m. at her residence. She was born on March 21, 1922 in Greensburg. She was the daughter of Frank W. and Gladys M. (Welch) Shaw and the granddaughter of Frank and Mary Elizabeth Welch of Westport.

She had been a former Bedford resident. After retiring from her nursing career, Mary and her husband moved to Fort Meyers, Florida where they enjoyed many years with family and friends. Mary returned to Indiana after her husband’s death, living near her children. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church at Bedford and was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.

She married Lewis M. Petrie in Westport on January 7, 1951 and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1991. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy (Steve) Reckelhoff of Smiths Station, Alabama and Cindy (David) Williams of Dover, Massachusetts; her son, Bill (Karen) Petrie of Lebanon; her grandchildren, Sally Troutman of Fort Wright, Kentucky, Emily Williams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bailey Dennis of Fort Walton Beach, Florida and McKenzie Petrie of Lebanon; and her great-grandchild Paxton Dennis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband and brother, William G. Shaw.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Pastor Mike Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com

Thelma Lindley

March 15, 1925 — Nov. 20, 2012

Thelma Lindley, 87, our Mother, of Orleans, entered God’s peaceful kingdom on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. She died in Bedford surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 15, 1925 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Floren and Katie Clouse Connell.

She married Robert W. Lindley on September 20, 1947 in Bloomington, with Rev. Orville Frame officiating and her attendants were her sister Maxine Smith Miller and brother-in-law, Robert Eugene Smith.

In her younger years she worked at Reliance in Mitchell. Although she spent most of her life as a homemaker, she did work in several restaurants and a grocery store. She belonged to the Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell. Thelma’s life was centered around her family and friends. She had many names: Pearl, as Dad used to call her, Mom, Grandma, Granny, Mamaw Bob, Sis and friend. She was a good hard-working, loving and caring woman. She was a good wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed by all, but not forgotten. We will always carry her in our hearts, for you only have one mother in your lifetime.

Thelma is survived by her children, Rondee (Harold) Sanders of Mitchell, Pat (Nada) Lindley of Mitchell, Suzanne (Bobby) Robbins of Orleans and step son, Larry Lindley of Orleans. There are seven grandchildren; Kelly Payton, Polly Grubb, Kipp Sanders, Landon Lindley, Craig Robbins, Jason Robbins and Brock Robbins; two step grandchildren, Debbie Gross and Stacey Stone; fifteen great-grandchildren; Calin Payton, Ethan Payton, Ky Grubb, Addie Grubb, Olivia Sanders, Katie Sanders, Cara Gean Sanders, Davin Lindley, Nickolas Lindley, June Anne Lindley, Shelby Robbins, Tanner Robbins, Sheridan Robbins, Nolan Robbins, and Cordelia Robins. Step-great-grandchildren are Tyler Cornett, Hunter Cornett, Dillon Taylor, Jacob Gross, Lauren Gross, Ashley Payne, Austin Payne, Caleb Payne and Peyton Stone. Two great- great-grandchildren are Morgan Grubb and Gunnar Grubb. She is survived by sisters, Evelyn Harris of Bedford and Maxine Smith Miller of Mitchell. There are several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert W. Lindley, a daughter, Patricia (twin of Patrick), a great- grandchild, Jonah Grubb, brother, Gilbert Connell, and sisters Ruth May and Marie Barnett.

The funeral will be Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and after 10 a.m. on Sunday until the services. Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

John Barnes

April 2, 1962 — Nov. 18, 2012

John Barnes, 50, Bedford, died in his home Sunday. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Elmwood Chapel at Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from noon until the service time on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Juanita Terry

Juanita Terry, 86, passed away Wednesday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

November 21, 2012

Nina Ruth Hollars

Sept. 29, 1951 — Nov. 17, 2012

Nina Ruth Hollars, age 61 of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. She was born on Sept. 29, 1951 in Bloomington to Walter George & Dorotha (Deckard) Hollars, she was of Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include her mother, Dorotha (Deckard) Hollars, her children, Kimberly Jo (Covey) Muaya and her husband John Muaya, Richard Travis Covey and wife Marcie Covey, grandchildren, Steven Richard Covey, Garrett Lee Covey, sisters, Patsy (Raymond) Sipes, Sarah Sue Pitman, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Fishel, brothers, David Lee (Marvella) Hollars, Larry (Melissa) Hollars.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter George Hollars, sisters, Phyllis Hollars, Clonia Hollars Johnson, brother, Perry Joe Hollars, brother-in-law, Robert Charles Pitman

Memorial services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Burgoon Church on St. Hwy 446 near Bloomington.

Friends may call at the church from noon until service time at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Hickman

April 30, 1947 — Nov. 19, 2012

Barbara A. Hickman, 65, of Norman, went to her heavenly home at 5:20 p.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born April 30, 1947 in Linton, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harry and Betty (Sherrard) Burris.

She married James E. Hickman, Jr. on Dec. 4, 1965 in Coalmont, Indiana.

She was a 1965 graduate of Shakamak High School in Jasonville, Indiana. She was a Certified Nurses Aide. She was a member of the Moose Lodge in Seymour, Indiana.

Surviving are her husband, James E. Hickman, Jr. of Norman; four sons, Paul (Donna) Hickman of Vallonia; James Hickman of Brazil, IN; Mike Hickman of Seymour; and Dale Hickman of Norman; one daughter, Linda St. John of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Tom (Mary) Hickman of Freetown.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at noon, at the Fairview Community Church, Bedford, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating.

Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until service time.

Following services in Bedford on Friday, there will be a committal service at 3 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Community Church in Bedford, or IU Health Bloomington Hospital Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Gerald Scott

Gerald Scott, 77, Chula Vista, Calif., formerly of Bedford, died Sunday at his home. A committal service, with U.S. Naval honors, will be at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego.

November 20, 2012

Larry Middleton

May 12, 1942 — Nov. 18, 2012

Larry Paul Middleton, 70, Orleans, died peacefully at 12:20 p.m. Sunday at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born May 12, 1942, in Evansville to Paul and Elsie Vine Middleton. He married Kay Patton Middleton on Nov. 24, 1962, and she survives.

He was a 1960 graduate of Orleans High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Evansville. He was retired from Middleton Motors and also had been the owner of Middleton Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, formerly of Salem.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orleans and the Mitchell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107.

Survivors, in addition to his wife Kay, include his children, Kim Middleton McClintic, Sherri Middleton Perry, Brad Middleton and his wife Melinda; grandchildren, Laura James and husband Aaron, Kara McClintic, Jacob Mathers, Eli Mathers, Abby Middleton and Brandon Middleton; great-granddaughter, Paisley Kay James, a sister, Donna Parish of Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Pruett, and Carolyn Middleton, in infancy.

At his wish, he was to be cremated. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date with his grandson, Eli Mathers, officiating.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, 521 W. Main St., Mitchell, IN, 47446 or to Mitchell VFW Post 9107, State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN, 47446.

McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of arrangements.

Lawson Pruett

Nov. 25, 1917 — Nov. 17, 2012

Lawson Pruett, 94, of Bedford died Saturday in Shoals.

Born Nov. 25, 1917 in Martin County, he was the son of William Harrison and Mable Blanche (Porter) Pruett. He married Inez Baker on Aug. 5, 1939 and she preceded him in death. He later married Mabel Gray on Dec. 27, 1946 and she also preceded him in death. He was owner and agent for Reuter Insurance Agency in Bedford for thirty-eight years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford since 1947. He was a member of the Bedford Elks Lodge, a fifty-year member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, a thirty year member of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Allbright and husband, Keith of Shoals; two sons, James Lawson Pruett and wife, Susie and Charles Eugene Pruett all of Shoals; two grandsons, Michael Pruett and wife, Maria and Greg Allbright; one step-grandson, David Michael Trueblood and wife, Patty; five granddaughters, Tonya Pruett-Becker and husband, Roger, April Wiltz, Bridgette Pruett, Keitha Lynn Heiley and husband, D.J. and Renee Allbright; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; one brother, Charles Pruett of Trinity Springs; three sisters, Marie Demicco of Virginia, Betty Sandiego and Bernice Smith both of Muncie. He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, a son, William Robert Pruett; a step-daughter, Eloise Trueblood; a step-granddaughter, Karen Trueblood and five brothers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Mark Calvert-Rosenberger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Masonic services conducted at 7 p.m. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Lawson at www.daycarter.com.

November 19, 2012

Willis Langley

May 15, 1933 — Nov. 16, 2012

Willis R. Langley, 79, of Bedford, passed away on Friday November 16, 2012 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington surrounded by his loving family. Willis was born on May 15, 1933 in Monroe County and was the son of Ralph and Charlotte (Chambers) Langley. He was a minister of the Apostolic Faith and a member of Sanders Pentecostal Church. He worked in construction and was a member of the Indiana Carpenter’s Union. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and golfing along with spending time with family and friends. He was a great song writer and bible teacher.

Survivors include, four daughters; Karen Lasley (William) of Greensboro, NC, Tereasa Polley (Dan) of Bloomington, Willena Owens (John Cook) of Mitchell, and Sheila Gevedon (Mike) of Brandon, Florida, two sons; Allen Langley (Fiancée Christine Gordy) of Bloomington and Tony Langley of Bedford, four brothers; Rudolph Langley (Judy) and Ralph David Langley both of Bloomington, Terry Langley (Anna) of Ellettsville and Martin Langley (Diana) of South Dakota, 8 grandchildren; Tangie Shirley (Mark), Joseph Hunter, Sherry Kay, Melissa Smith (Chad), Michelle Owens, Natalie Crohn (Drew), Branon and Travis Gevedon, and 4 great grandchildren; Shawn Kay, Dylan and Alex Smith, and Jacob Gevedon, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Stella V. Langley on May 29, 2011.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third Street, Bloomington. Brother Joe Nelson will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Visitation for Willis will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel.

The family would like to thank IU Health Hospice and IU Health Hospice House for their wonderful and loving care they have provided during Willis’s illness.

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

Myrtle Mae Dayton

March 14, 1922 — Nov. 17, 2012

Myrtle Mae Dayton, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born March 14, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Charles and Sarah (Parr) O’Keefe and married Richard T. Dayton on June 6, 1942 in Cincinnati, OH; he preceded her in death on May 28, 2002.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford and Civil Air Patrol.

Myrtle is survived by her son, Ronald Dayton of Bedford, daughter, Sandra Lewis of Knoxville, TN formerly of Fort Ritner, one grandson, Robert Euhl of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Charles O’Keefe and one son, Richard H. Dayton.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dr. Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery

Calling hours will be from noon until service time on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the funeral home.

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

Lawson Pruett

Lawson Pruett, 94, Bedford, died Saturday in Shoals. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

John Barnes

John Barnes, 50, Bedford, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 18, 2012

Willis R. Langley

Willis R. Langley, 79, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Helen Marie Turner

Helen Marie Turner, 83, of Sanford, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Nov. 12. No visitation is planned. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

November 17, 2012

Dorothy Clements

Jan. 21, 1927 — Nov. 15, 2012

Dorothy M. Clements, 85, of Bedford, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Mitchell, the daughter of Zeno and Edna Gaddis Phillips. She graduated from Mitchell High School with the Class of 1945 and married Wayne Franklin “Frank” Clements on Sept. 9, 1944, and he survives.

She was a feature writer for the Times-Mail newspaper in Bedford and worked for the Progress-Examiner newspaper as a reporter and sales manager.

She was a member of the 39th Street Christian Church in Bedford; a charter member of the Orleans Professional Women’s Club; a 50-year member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Psi and a charter member of the Phi Beta Psi Associate chapter. She volunteered at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Frank, of Bedford; her daughter, Connie Jentes of Woodlawn, Tenn.; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frankie Jean Woodward; and a sister, Lois Jean Crabtree.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Brother Frank Johnson officiating, assisted by Brother Russell Johnson. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends are welcome to visitation from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services on Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials to the 39th Street Christian Church, Bedford, or to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority in Orleans.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

November 16, 2012

Donnie E. Martin

Nov. 11, 1944 — Nov. 14, 2012

Donnie Eugene Martin, 68, of 7754 Bartlettsville Road, Heltonville, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Nov. 11, 1944, in Monroe County, he was the son of Perry and Leona (Smith) Martin. He married Nancy L. Eads on June 8, 1963, and she survives.

He was a blacksmith and a toolmaker retiring from Bedford Limestone Suppliers.

He was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Heltonville; a son, Eugene Martin and wife Contrina of Heltonville; a daughter, Tracy White and husband Darren of Bedford; five grandchildren, Jessica Turner and husband Ky, Kelsey Martin, Isaac Martin, Sarah Taylor and Emily White; two sisters, Rose Moore and husband Dale of Bloomington and Ferunda Smith of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lonial, Dean and Bill Martin; and three sisters, Maxine Martin, Kathleen Deckard and Beulah Martin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mildred Daughrity

Jan. 29, 1923 — Nov. 15, 2012

Mildred Marie Daughrity, 89, Mitchell, died at 9:13 a.m. on Thursday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Janet A. Taylor

Oct. 3, 1942 — Nov. 12, 2012

Janet A. Taylor, 70, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Bedford, died Monday at Mercy Medical Center. As per her wishes, there will be no services.

Wilma I. Beavers

Nov. 29, 1927 — Nov. 12, 2012

Wilma Imogene (Grissom) Beavers, 84, of Barboursville, W.Va., formerly of Mitchell, died Monday at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville. Entombment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials: Huntington City Mission.

November 15, 2012

Tony D. Stigall

Dec. 17, 1966 — Nov. 12, 2012

Tony D. Stigall, 45, of Bedford, died on Monday at his residence.

Born Dec. 17, 1966, in Bedford, he was the son of Jack Stigall and Nita Carol (Brown) Moore.

He was a laborer in the stone industry.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1985. He served in the National Guard in Bedford.

Surviving are his two daughters, Nita Stigall of Noblesville and Crystal Stigall of Jeffersonville; one son, Cory Stigall of Columbus; his mother, Nita Carol Moore of Bedford; his father, Jack Stigall and wife, Agnes, of Bedford; one sister, Stephanie Ryan and husband Barry; three brothers, JR Stigall and wife Michelle, John W. Stigall and wife Kortny and Jason Stigall and wife Joni, all of Bedford; one stepsister, Jacinda Hammel and husband David, of Trussville, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Moore; and his grandparents.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Perry East officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163, in memory of Tony D. Stigall.

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

Bertha Sterling

May 30, 1943 — Nov. 10, 2012

Bertha Sterling, 69, of 1032 24th Street, Bedford, died at 11:07 a.m. on Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 30, 1943, in Blythville, Ark., she was the daughter of Phillip and Sallie (Sledge) Hackett. She married Charles Dewayne “Chuck” Sterling and he preceded her in death.

She retired from General Motors in 1995 and was the owner of Chuck’s Soul Food in Bedford.

She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago under the leadership of the Rev. Joseph Silvester until 1992 when Bertha moved to Bedford from Lagrange, Ill. She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church under the former leadership of the Rev. Sylvester Sykes and then Pastor Donald C. Griffin Sr. She was the President of the Women’s Missionary Circle, President of the Missions Board and the Pastor Aid Auxillary.

She enjoyed cooking, camping watching old westerns and soap operas.

Survivors include daughters, Janice Nickeo and Johanna Williams; a son, Tracy Gist; a grandchild, Patshawna Nickeo; and a brother, Roy Hackett. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sibling, Jimmy Hackett.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at Dive Christian Church with the Rev. Donald C. Griffin Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

John T. Matlock

Nov. 24, 1924 — Nov. 14, 2012

John T. Matlock, 87, of Bedford, died at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday at his son’s residence.

Born Nov. 24, 1924, in Hot Springs, Ark., he was the son of Jessy and Elizabeth (Hardage) Matlock. He married Helen C. Capps on July 8, 1948, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2005.

He worked at Cosners as a meat cutter for 25 years. Before that, he owned and operated a grocery store in Jones Mill, Arkansas.

He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Bedford.

Surviving are his son, Michael Matlock and wife Cindy of Bedford; two grandsons, Dustin Matlock and wife Kristi and Aaron Matlock, all of Bedford; one granddaughter, Jessi Matlock of Houston, Texas; two great-granddaughters, Alli Matlock of Bedford and Parker Theede of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Kenny Roberson and Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3–8 p.m. on Friday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Miriam Hoover

June 5, 1914 — Nov. 7, 2012

Miriam “Middy” Hoover, 98, Mitchell, formerly of Evansville, passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Nov. 7, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born June 5, 1914, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Edgar James and Lavinia (Xander) Eckensberger. She married Gilbert Hoover in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1970.

Miriam was a caregiver and a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and the Evansville Coin Club.

Surviving are her caregiver, Gretchen Blackwell of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews

Her parents; sister, Evelyn E. Quick; and brothers, Edgar James Eckensberger, Jr., J. Franklin “Hank” Eckensberger, and Willard Eckensberger, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Darren Hamilton, Stewart Hamilton, Spencer Hamilton, Donald Owens, Rob Rickord, and Scott Blevins.

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

Charlotte Harris

Charlotte (Eckensberger) Harris, 70, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Sept. 7. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Donald E. Martin

Donnie Eugene Martin, 68, of Bartlettsville, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 14, 2012

Robert F. Frazier

Feb. 2, 1949 — Nov. 11, 2012

Robert Frederick Frazier, age 63, of Williams, formerly of Moira, N.Y., died at 4:26 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 2, 1949, in Port Huron, Mich., he was the son of Charles and Kathleen (Chatland) Frazier. He married Katherine Dow on Oct. 18, 1969 at Brushton, N.Y., and she survives.

He was a production worker at GM Powertrain, Bedford, retiring June 30, 2000.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a veteran of the U.S. Army; American Legion, Brushton Moira Post (New York), and UAW Local No. 440.

Surviving with his wife, Katherine Frazier of Williams; are three daughters, Allison Heinlen of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wendy (Richard) Cass of Indianapolis, and Tina (George) Nitsos of Carmel; one son, Chad Frazier of Williams; eight grandchildren, Alec and Courtney Jewell, Cadence Cass, Madeline and Samuel Heinlen, Emma and Abigail Nitsos and Addelyn Frazier; and four sisters, Patricia Dow of Ormond Beach, Fla., Aletha Sabin of Moira, N.Y., Marie Gagnon, Milton, Fla., and Dianna Buron of Port Huron, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronald Frazier; a sister-in-law, Donna Frazier and a brother-in-law, David Gagnon.

There will be a Memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family invites friends to the Frazier home following the Memorial Mass for a celebration of Bob’s life.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society or to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Linda K. Kidd

Feb. 10, 1947 — Nov. 12, 2012

Linda Kay Kidd, 65, of Springville, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Monday at her residence.

Born Feb. 10, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Frank C. and Pauline LaVera (Porter) Brummett.

She retired from RCA after 18 years of service and was a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church.

She will be missed by all that loved and knew her.

Surviving relatives include her daughter and son, Tonya and Roy Jones Jr. of Springville; grandson, Dale Jones of Springville; one sister, Diana (Donnie) McCloud of Owensburg; brother, Bill (Jessica) Brummett of Bloomfield; nieces and nephews, Debbie (Fred) Wright of Bloomfield, Dwane McCloud of Bloomfield and Danny (Sherry) McCloud of Bedford; great-nieces and nephews, Delaine (Adam) Brown of Springville, DeLisa McCloud of Linton, Darren McCloud of Bedford, Dawn Jessica (Chazz) Pate of Florence, Ala., and Dalton McCloud of Bedford; great-great-nieces and nephews, Vivian Brown and Jace Brown of Springville and Ava Pate of Florence, Ala.; Randi Browning and Steven Waldridge, whom she loved as her own; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Springville cemetery west.

Public visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Bertha Sterling

May 30, 1943 — Nov. 10, 2012

Bertha Sterling, 69, Bedford, died at 11:07 a.m. on Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Dive Christian Church. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Tony Stigall

Tony Stigall, Bedford, died Monday evening at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

November 13, 2012

Kenneth L. Sovern

Jan. 30, 1927 — Nov. 11, 2012

Kenneth L. Sovern, 85, of Norman, passed away at 3:29 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Jackson County, he was a son of Floyd and Muriel (Blair) Sovern. On Aug. 4, 1950, he married Delhia Wilson and she preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2011.

A World War II Army veteran, he retired in 1990 as Manager of Superior Auto Parts. Prior to that he had worked in Bedford for 10 years at General Motors.

He enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Zachary (Patricia) Sovern; one sister, Opal M. Pray; two grandchildren, Christina Mathisen and Mandy Sovern; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Mathisen and Jackson Mathisen; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, three brothers, Jesse F. Sovern, Stanley Tod Sovern and Robert Sovern; one sister, Bessie Henderson; and a brother-in-law, (Robert Pray).

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown; and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown with military rites conducted at the grave.

Memorial donations: Alzheimer’s Association or Hoosier Uplands Hospice in Mitchell.

Online condolences: http://www.w-wfuneralhome.biz.

Lena I. Mesarosh

Dec. 24, 1927 — Nov. 11, 2012

Lena Irene Mesarosh, 84, Madison, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Sunday at Madison State Hospital in Madison.

Born Dec. 24, 1927, in Piedmont, Mo., she was the daughter of Andrew and Dorothy (Keynon) Mesarosh.

Surviving are siblings, Florence Andreucci, Albert Mesarosh, and Walter Mesarosh, all of Mitchell, and Henry Mesarosh of Tennessee.

Her parents; brothers, Andy Mesarosh, Johnny Mesarosh, Joseph Mesarosh, William Mesarosh, Charles Mesarosh, and James Mesarosh; and sister, Lillian Abrego, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Bob Helm officiating.

Friends may call from 1–1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Dorothy L. Baker

July 4, 1926 — Nov. 11, 2012

Dorothy L. Baker, 86, of Orleans, died Sunday at the Saint Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born July 4, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Edith Beaty Limeberry. She married Clifford M. Baker on Sept. 15, 1945, and he died March 1, 1998. She graduated from Paoli High School with the Class of 1944.

She had worked for RCA in Bloomington, Trav-Lers Radio in Orleans and last worked for the Beta Shoe Factory in Paoli.

Dorothy was a member of the Orleans First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn Puckett of Orleans; two sons, Stephen L. Baker of Indianapolis and Mark C. Baker of Paoli; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlene Shrider of Bedford; and a nephew and caregiver, Kevin Kellams of French Lick.

There will be graveside services at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Stampers Creek Cemetery with Phillip Cramer officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans on Wednesday.

The family requests memorials to the Paoli Library, 30 East Court Street, Paoli, Indiana 47454.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

November 12, 2012

Randy Reynolds

Randy Johnson “R.J.” Reynolds, 59, of Coatesville, passed away Friday.

R.J. was married to his high school sweetheart Suzie Hutchison Reynolds for 39 years.

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1971. He received his bachelor’s degree from IU in 1982. He had advanced studies in 2001 at the Wharton School of Business.

R.J. served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He worked at Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus, as sales/marketing manager for nine years. He retired from Toyota Motor Manufacturing after 25 years as vice president of administration in Princeton. He went on to serve as president and CEO of Radius Indiana.

R.J. served on numerous state and community boards including Executive member of Japan American Society, Executive member of Evansville Chamber of Commerce, BOD and member of Vincennes University (appointed by Governor Daniels) and, most recently, on the Executive Committee of the I-69 Innovation Corridor.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Hutchison) Reynolds; sons, Jon (fiancée Kimberly) Reynolds and Jeff (Danyelle) Reynolds; father, William Reynolds; brother, Bill (Bonita) Reynolds; sisters, Janie (Russell) Webb and Becky Allen; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Reynolds.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kingsway Christian Church in Avon.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Conkle Funeral Home Avon Chapel and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be shared at conklefuneralhome.com.

Janice M. Wade

Aug. 15, 1941 — Nov. 9, 2012

Janice M. Wade, 71, of Bedford died at 5:36 p.m. on Friday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Aug. 15, 1941, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of James Haywood and Opal (Chastain) Johnson. She married Carl Wade on May 30, 1958, and he survives.

She was a member of the Fairview Community Church and had worked as a greeter for Walmart.

Survivors include her husband, Carl; one daughter, Jana Wade of Bedford; one granddaughter, Molly Weber of Bedford; one brother, Butch Haywood of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert William.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery.

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

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

Donald D. Fish

Oct. 8, 1934 — Nov. 11, 2012

Donald Dean Fish, 78, of Bedford, died at 11:06 p.m. on Sunday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 8, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Eathel and Grace (Anderson) Fish. He married Barbara Mae Gerkin on Aug. 18, 1951, and she survives.

He retired as the Executive Vice President of Operations for W. F. Meyers Co. in Bedford.

He enjoyed mountain climbing on Mount Saint Helen, hiking and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Bedford; children, Gary (Gail) Fish of Oolitic, Pamela (Lee) Colglazier of Campbellsburg, Phillip (Carman) Fish of Bedford, Karen (Jim) Murnane of Oolitic, Ronald Fish of Solsberry and Tracey Fish of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William “Bill” Fish and Eathel “Pete” Fish; a sister, Anita Thomason Lockridge; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Nick Mullis officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Dorothy Turner

Jan. 28, 1922 — Nov. 9, 2012

Dorothy Turner, 90, of 414 Lafayette Ave., Oolitic, died at 11:50 p.m. on Friday at the StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Jan. 28, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jesse and Chloe (Prittchett) Ray. She married Robert Turner on Nov. 29, 1944.

She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

She retired from the Fuller Brush Company in Oolitic after 25 years and was also a homemaker.

Dorothy loved flowers, sitting on the porch and to crochet.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Oolitic; one daughter, Carolyn McCart and her husband Don of Bloomington; two granddaughters, Michelle Duncan and husband Dan of Bloomington, and Shannon Craig and husband Josh of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Liam and Lily Craig.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Dorothy at www.daycarter.com.

Robert D. Hopper

July 14, 1930 — Nov. 10, 2012

Robert Dean Hopper, 82, Orleans, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hosptial in Bedford.

Born July 14, 1930, in Orange County, he was the son of Delbert and Marie (Kimble) Hopper. He married Mary Eileen Matter on Dec. 19, 1981.

He was manager of a heating and air conditioning company and a graduate of Southport High School.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Eileen Hopper of Orleans; daughters, Judy (Gary) Klatka of Orlando, Fla. and Lisa (Albert) Small of Mitchell; stepson, Frank Carl (Junior) Hodge of Wilmington, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and one sister, Dolores Pridemore of Mitchell

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen; there will be no visitation.

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

November 11, 2012

Dalenia Lynn Truesdel

Jan. 14, 1959 — Nov. 8, 2012

Dalenia Lynn Truesdel, 53, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday evening, November 8, 2012, at her residence.

Born January 14, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker) Bundy. She married Andy Truesdel March 26, 1994. Dalenia was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.

She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977, and had been employed as a waitress at Jack’s Lounge.

Surviving are her husband, Andy Truesdel, Mitchell; daughters, Stephanie (Chris) Clock, Mitchell, and Tiffanie (Larry) Troxel, Bloomington; grandchildren, James and Victoria Troxel; brothers, Jackie Bundy, Mitchell, Larry Bundy, Mitchell, and Kyle Bundy, Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Robert Courson officiating.

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

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 12, at Mitchell Cemetery.

Casketbearers: Terry Cox, Jack Bundy, Larry Troxel, Kyle Bundy, Gary Stroud and Ronnie Pridemore.

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

Bertha Sterling

Bertha Sterling, 69, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Dorothy Turner

Dorothy Turner, 90, of Oolitic, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

November 10, 2012

Larry F. Miller

Sept. 19, 1936 — Nov. 8, 2012

Larry F. Miller, 76, of Oolitic, died peacefully at his home at 3:25 p.m. on Thursday with his family.

Born Sept. 19, 1936, in Bloomington, he was the son of Leonard F. and Nellie (Rogers) Miller. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Curt and Melissa (Rogers) Covey after the death of his mother in 1937. He married Carole Jenkins on July 19, 1957, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

He owned and operated Miller’s Sunoco and Miller’s Auto Sales at 5th and Lincoln in Bedford.

After returning from the Army in 1956, he started racing jalopy-type cars for his uncle at local tracks in Bloomington and Mitchell. Most of the cars were anything from a ’32 Ford to a ’44 Ford, and all were coupes. He then went on to build his own cars with his father-in-law, a ’49 Ford with a Hudson engine. Later they built a ’32 Chevy. After that, he started racing a Ford super modified. In 1964 he started racing super modified sprint cars in which he drove until 1977 winning many track championships.

He dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving him are his wife, Carole Miller of Oolitic; daughters, Debbie Elkins and husband Mike of Houston, Texas and Sheryl Quintana of Bedford; sons, Keith Miller and wife Kim of Baytown, Texas and Greg Miller of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Lori Miller Emmons (Michael), Daniel Quintana, Melissa Quintana, Jessica Miller, Jennifer Miller, Rebecca Miller and Haley Miller; four great-grandchildren, Cody and Ellie Emmons, Andrea Miller and Hunter Coyle; one sister, Thelma Rice (Mel); and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; foster parents; and two brothers, Robert and Carroll Miller.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Dalenia L. Truesdel

Dalenia Lynn Truesdel, 53, Mitchell, died Thursday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery.

November 09, 2012

Lesa K. Bell

March 20, 1959 — Nov. 7, 2012

Lesa Karen Beedie Bell, 53, of Bedford, died at 10:09 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 20, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clyde and Janice (Mills) Beedie. She married Mike Bell in November 1998, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1977.

She was a hairdresser and also worked at General Electric. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Lesa enjoyed cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and attending concerts with her daughter, Lindsey.

Surviving are her husband, Mike Bell of Bedford; one daughter, Lindsey Terrell and husband Zach of Mitchell; one stepson, Logan Bell of Bedford; one brother, Mike Beedie and wife Tina of Bedford; two sisters, Debbie Gratzer and husband Paul of Bedford and Janna Abell and husband Tim of Springville; two grandsons, Andrew and Lance Terrell of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews, and her mother-in-law, Wilma Griffin of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Rosary prayed at 5:30 p.m. There will also be calling from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Lynden Roberts

April 12, 1939 — Nov. 7, 2012

William Lynden Roberts, 73, of Bedford, died at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born April 12, 1939, in New Albany, he was the son of Felix and Ertie (Hammons) Roberts. He married Nancy Noe on July 15, 1958, and she survives. He was a graduate of Williams High School with the Class of 1957 and also played basketball for the school.

He was a district circulation manager for the Times-Mail in Bedford.

He was a member of Community Baptist Church and American Legion Post No. 33. He was an avid golfer and reader. He loved playing piano with various local bands, playing cards and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Lynden always had a hug for everyone he met and the best way to honor Lynden would be to pass his hugs on to others.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Bedford; a daughter, Julie Couch of Bedford; grandchildren, Chris Couch, Adam Couch and wife Jessica, and Carrie Couch (Zach Johnson) all of Bedford; a great-grandchild, Aubrey and baby Zoey due in March; a sister, Elaine Almeda and husband Jim of Wabash; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Roberts of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Eric Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the LARC Center or Community Baptist Church.

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

Gladys M. Leach

Jan. 18, 1931 — Oct. 31, 2012

Gladys Marie Leach, 81, of Marlin, Texas, formerly of Bedford, died Oct. 31 in Texas.

Born Jan. 18, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Allie (Godsey) Hughes. She married Jack D. Leach on Feb. 21, 1970, and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2005.

She had co-owned a chiropractic equipment manufacturing business in Bedford and the Great Southwest Restaurant in Belton, Texas.

Survivors include two daughters, Renee’ Leach and Tia Lewellen in Indianapolis and Sondra Miller and Don of Marlin, Texas; two sons, Mark Arthur and Rose of Holland, Texas and Joe Arthur of Bloomfield; 15 grandchildren, Shannon Criger, Shawn Arthur, Jeff Arthur, Eric Arthur, Joey Arthur, Paula Asher, Dawn Storm, D.P. Miller, Jacquelin Geiger, Kristen O’Brien, Stevie Spradley, Hannah Leach-Lewellen, Harley Leach-Lewellen, Caleb Leach-Lewellen, Chloe Leach-Lewellen; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and her faithful furry companion, Sasha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings, Zina Strunk, Katherine Osborn, Jean Magnus, Elizabeth Turner, Eva Strunk, Cecil, Richard, Lloyd Jr., Ronnie Hughes and Bob Hughes.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to National Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

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

November 08, 2012

Gladys M. Leach

Jan. 18, 1931 — Oct. 31, 2012

Gladys Marie Leach, 81, of Marlin, Texas, formerly of Bedford, died Oct. 31, 2012 in Texas. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Memorials: National Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Lesa Beedie Bell

Lesa Beedie Bell, 53, of Bedford, died at 10:09 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

William L. Roberts

William Lynden Roberts, 73, Bedford, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 07, 2012

Bill Kern

July 31, 1925 — Nov. 5, 2012

Bill R. Kern, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:25 p.m. on Monday at Westview Manor in Bedford.

Born July 31, 1925, in Bedford, he was the son of the Rev. Richard Kern and Ruby (Horan) Kern. He married M. Jeanette Brown on Aug. 22, 1952; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School, with the Class of 1943.

He was a retired electrician, and a member of the I.B.E.W. Local No. 16 in Evansville. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford, where he was a song leader for many years. He was also a member of the Glory Road Quartet, which traveled the country singing and spreading God’s Glory.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Kern of Bedford; one daughter, Kathy Jean King of Indianapolis; one son, Michael Dean (Michelle) Kern of Bedford; four grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica) Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Justin Kern and Shelby Kern; two brothers, Luther (Helen) Kern and Richard “Dick” (Janet) Kern, and one sister, Roberta Davis, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Doris Craig.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Adam Przychocki

Sept. 29, 1924 — Nov. 4, 2012

Adam W. Przychocki, 88, residing in Bedford with Joe, Helen and Julie Chase, and formerly of Ridgewood, N.J., died Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1924, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of Ignatz and Antonia (Hahn) Przychocki. He married Eileen Maher on Nov. 10, 1951, and she died Dec. 19, 1996.

He was employed with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Episcopal church, Masonic Scotia Lodge No. 634 F&AM and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion in Bedford.

Survivors include six nephews, Robert (Janice) Chase of New Bern, N.C., Mark (Janet) Chase and Joseph (Helen) Chase, all of Bedford, Brian (Gina) Chase of Massena, N.Y., Michael (Peaches) Przychocki of Roosevelt, N.J., and John Przychocki of New York, N.Y.; two nieces, Connie Chase Beaupre’ of Parrish, Fla., and Anna (Russell) Coit of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, Walter, Vincent and Brian; and three sisters, Mary, Theresa and Helen.

Funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion following the funeral service. Burial will take place in Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah, N.J.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Masonic Lodge Brotherhood Fund.

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

Barbara Carter-Clifton

Jan. 26, 1932 — Nov. 4, 2012

Barbara Ann Carter-Clifton, 80, Mitchell, surrounded by her family, went home to be with her Lord at 4:41 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Jan. 26, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Marty C. and Bessie P. (Tincher) Dixon. She married Howard W. Carter Nov. 3, 1956, and he preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1984.

She retired from Bedford Regional Medical Center, was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford, and attended the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving are children, Debbie J. (Andy) Pemberton of Mitchell, Duane H. Carter (Kathy Bell) of Bedford and Donna J. Brown of Bedford; stepdaughter, Maxine (Jerry) Ashley of Orleans; twin sister, Joan Batchelor of Rochester; grandchildren, Cheryl (Rob) Winks, Chris Austin, Kevin Austin, Lori (Brian) Chilton, Angie (John) Turpin, Kyla Pemberton, Jeremy (Emily) Carter, Brooke Carter, Brandi (Jack) Lee, Alesha (Chris) Morrow, Bill (Jennifer) Jones, and Tiffany Jones; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; stepfather, G. Leo Carter; husband; and daughter, Dianna J. Neeley preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: John Turpin, Brian Chilton, Rob Winks, Chris Austin, Logan Greene, and Kevin Austin.

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

November 06, 2012

Larry D. Hughes

July 8, 1976 — Nov. 3, 2012

Larry D. Hughes, 36, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. on Saturday in Mitchell.

Born July 8, 1976, in Bedford, he was the son of Larry E. and Bonnie (Watson) Hughes.

He worked at Shelby Trucking in Mitchell as a mechanic.

Surviving are his companion, Jessica French of Mitchell; mother, Bonnie Hughes of Bedford; one daughter, Heather Canada of Mitchell; two sons, Michael and Austin French of Mitchell; one brother, Justin Hughes (Lisa) of Heltonville; one sister, Amanda Jones (Tony) of Bedford; eight nephews, Trey and Donavon Hughes, Dakota, Dillon, and Dusty Pemberton, Tory and Aaron Walls, and Dalton Strunk, all of Bedford; three nieces, Kersti Pemberton, Chasity and Abby Hill, of Bedford; sister-in-law, Lori Pierce; mother-in-law, Cindy Bowers; aunt, Lynn Mosier; uncle, Joe Kern; grandmother, Mary Kern; several great-nephews and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry E. Hughes; uncle, Kelly Kern; and aunt, Debbie Miller.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at Patton Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Steven L. Coulter

July 1, 1964 — Nov. 3, 2012

Steven L. Coulter, 48, South Bend, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend surrounded by his family.

Born July 1, 1964, in Orange County, he was the son of Royston “Tad” and Dorothy (King) Coulter. He married Stephanie Artemik Sept. 10, 2011.

Steve had been employed at Hancock Construction Co. and was presently superintendent of Highland Cemetery in South Bend.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and a 1982 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Coulter of South Bend; son, Cameron Coulter of South Bend; stepson, Robert Speiss of South Bend; mother, Dorothy Kirk of Mitchell; siblings, Shanna Freeman of Mitchell, Butch (Joanne) Coulter of Pensacola, Fla., and Rusti (Scott) McBride of Mitchell; brother-in-law, Ed Artemik of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

His father and stepfather, Larry Kirk, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Tim Voorhies officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Robert Speiss, Eric Freeman, Mike Ayres, Jay Ramey, Gary Kirk, and Kasey Kelley.

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

Thomas D. Denniston

Oct. 20, 1952 — Nov. 3, 2012

Thomas D. Denniston, 60, Mitchell, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow in Meadows Cemetery.

William Kern

William “Bill” Kern, 87, of Bedford, died at 7:25 p.m. Monday at Westview Manor. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Gladys Leach

Gladys Leach, 81, of Holland, Texas, formerly of Bedford, died Oct. 31. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 05, 2012

Maxine Speer

Jan. 16, 1936 — Nov. 2, 2012

Maxine Speer, 76, of Bedford, died at 9:45 p.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 16, 1936, in English, she was the daughter of Otis and Flossie (Hammond) Piatt. She married Edward “Bud” Speer on June 4, 1953, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and had worked several years at D&M Drycleaners, Bedford.

She was a graduate of Clearsprings High School and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bedford.

Surviving are her husband, Edward “Bud” Speer, Bedford; one daughter, Tammara Lynn Speer of Bedford; two sons, Gregory Dale (Dorothy) Speer of Monroe, Mich., and Mark Edward Speer of Bedford; three grandchildren, Samantha Speer, David Speer and William Hoggard; one great-grandson, Traven Speer; three sisters, Irene, Ilene Stafford and Elzora Patton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold and Henry Piatt; and three sisters, Evelyn, Mary Belle and Joyce Ann.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 6264 Sandpit Road, Bedford. A Memorial Talk will be given at 3 p.m.

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

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

Stephen Jenkins

Oct. 14, 1941 — Nov. 2, 2012

Stephen Jenkins, 71, of Fayetteville, died at 10:38 a.m. on Friday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1941, in Salem, he was the son of Byrl T. and Louise F. (Goodman) Jenkins. He married Teresa Craig on July 9, 1988, and she survives.

Stephen was a Mussler and a retired truck driver from Crane.

He was in the United States Marine Corps, a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, Shoals American Legion, NRA and the Boat Club. Stephen enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing. He will be missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa of Fayetteville; five children, Stephen T. Jenkins Jr., Candacelynn Inman and husband Matt, Nelson B. Jenkins, Idamarie L. Jenkins, Kimberly J. Jenkins; one granddaughter, Hayden Renee Inman; four brothers, David Jenkins and wife Louise of Chickamauga, Ga., Joseph Jenkins and wife Sue of Harvest, Ala., Mark Jenkins and wife Becky of Humboldt, Tenn., Philip and wife Erin of Huntsville, Ala; and two sisters, Anah Crane of Fayetteville, Elizabeth Hickman and husband Tony of Loogootee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four children, Andrea Rose Jenkins, Andrew J. Jenkins, Robin April Jenkins, Sydney Julayne Jenkins; a grandchild, Andrew David (Jones) Jenkins; his mother-in-law and father-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on today at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church with military graveside rites.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Betty J. Blanton

June 8, 1934 — Nov. 4, 2012

Betty J. Blanton, 78, passed away at 12:59 a.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born June 8, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer Harold and Elma (Terrell) Terry. She married Carl O. “Red Bird” Blanton July 28, 1951, and he preceded her in death Dec. 8, 2006.

She was a homemaker and a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons, Robert E. Terry of Mitchell and Carl Daniel (Barbara) Blanton of Orleans; former daughter-in-law, Tenia Pence of Bedford; grandchildren, Mary Hutslar, Katonya White, Jacob (Jenny) Blanton, Johnny Blanton, Amanda Blunk, Klayton Pence, Brittany (J.T.) Richards, Ashley Blanton, William Blanton, John Terry, Sabrina Gonzales, Robert Shawn Terry, Rudy Magna, Gilbert Suarez and Elizabeth Suarez; great-grandchildren, Abbie, Sarah, Raleigh, Andrew, Tobie Jo, Haley, Gracie, Kayden, Victoria, Andrew, Tyler, Tabitha, Lino, Mahalia, Alyssa, Josh and Joey; great-great-grandchildren, Claire and Rosalie; sister, Ruth Etta Jones of Cuczo; and brother, Dean Terry of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; siblings, Charles Eugene Terry, Alice Marie Winegar, Shirley Ann White, Nancy Louise Terry, and infant sister; grandsons, James and Claude Terry, and great-grandson, Joshua Terry, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Bonds Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Martindale officiating.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Darlene S. Pierce

Nov. 20, 1946 — Nov. 2, 2012

Darlene S. “Suzie” Pierce, age 65, of Avoca, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday at her residence.

She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 20, 1946, to Robert and Aleta (Starr) Hardwick. Suzie married Jimmy V. Pierce on July 6, 1963, in Bedford and he survives.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy V. Pierce of Avoca, two sons, Jimmy Pierce and wife Mary of Bloomington and Jerry Pierce and wife Lori of Mitchell; five grandchildren, April Pierce, Dalton Strunk, Zachery Shahan, Nickolas Pierce and Shannon Pierce; two brothers, Marvin Hardwick and wife Marlene of Needmore and Rick Hardwick and wife Beverly of Springville.

Suzie was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Brenda Golden and Rita Sullivan; one brother Tim Hardwick; and one brother in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Steven L. Coulter

Steven L. Coulter, 48, South Bend, formerly of Mitchell, died Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Barbara Ann Carter-Clifton

Barbara Ann Carter-Clifton, 80, Mitchell, died Sunday morning at her residence. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Larry D. Hughes

July 8, 1976 — Nov. 3, 2012

Larry Duane Hughes, 36, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

November 04, 2012

Mary K. Tucker

Jan. 7, 1927 — Nov. 2, 2012

Mary K. Tucker, 85, of Bedford, passed away Friday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on January 7, 1927, in Bloomington, Indiana, the daughter of Roy and Carolen (Sanders) Durham.

Mary had worked for RCA and Indiana University. She had almost 40 years of service at the GM Bedford Plant. Mary enjoyed going to casinos, dancing and spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was the center of her family and deeply loved. She will be missed and cherished by all.

Mary is survived by her six children, Kenny Kinder (Helen) of Bedford, LaTricia Craig (Donnie) of Bloomington, Tim Kinder of Bloomington, Troy Kinder (Sarah) of Bedford, Tareva Capestany of Bloomington and Tonja Kinder of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Karen Kinder, Tim Kinder, Susan Deckard, Chad Kinder, Leah Kinder, Natasha Capestany, Nicole Capestany and Chase Capestany; two great-grandchildren, Tristani Hawkins and Hailey Deckard; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Durham of Bloomington and Larry Durham of Bartlettsville; and one sister, LaDonna “Sue” Shannon (Jeff) of Ellettsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Roy Durham.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Allen Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Wilma H. Hatfield

April 1, 1917 — Oct. 31, 2012

Wilma H. Hatfield, 95, of Bedford, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Robin Run Village Healthcare Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Wilma was born on April 1, 1917, in Bedford, Indiana, to Molly and Bernie Chaney Ritchison. She married Joel Vaughn Hatfield on January 24, 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years; two sisters, Hazel George and Virginia Pace; and four brothers, Bill Ritchison, Bob Ritchison, Dewey Ritchison and Donald Ritchison.

Wilma is survived by two daughters, Marita Edler (Robert), Carmel Indiana, and Peggy Wilgus (Tony Dessicino), Bedford, Indiana. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Ric Wymer (Shalane), Heidi Wymer, Joel Wymer (Vicki), Erica Pherson (Ken), Natalie Einterz (Nick); and four great-grandchildren, Jessica Lytis, Taylor Touvell, Alexis Wymer, Tony Xiong; and 1 great-great grandchild, Zaelen Jackson. Many dear nieces and nephews also survive her.

Wilma was a member of Dive Christian Church, Bedford, Indiana.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford, with calling preceding the service from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and burial at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dive Christian Church, Bedford, Indiana.

Darlene S. ‘Suzie’ Pierce

Darlene S. “Suzie” Pierce, 65, of Avoca, died Friday at her residence. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-

2 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

November 03, 2012

Stephen Jenkins

Stephen Jenkins, 71, Fayetteville, died at 10:38 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

November 02, 2012

James L. Henson

March 29, 1926 — Nov. 1, 2012

James L. Henson, 86, of Bedford, died Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ulysses and Dessie (Colvins) Henson. He married Maybelle Beavers in August 1953 and she preceded him in death in December 2006.

He retired from General Motors on January 1, 1990, and was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a stepson, Jerry Tolbert (Sue) of Mitchell; two stepdaughters, Javonna Sutton (Vernon) of Mitchell and Ronda Brown (Darrell) of Bedford; nine stepgrandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Duard and Delbert Henson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Leonard A. Hall

Jan. 19, 1925 — Oct. 30, 2012

Leonard Altman Hall of Fayetteville, entered heaven on Oct. 30, 2012.

He was born in Lawrence County on Jan. 19, 1925, the son of Claude and Arless Hall. He was married to Anna Thompson, who preceded him in death. He later married Anah Williams.

He was enlisted in the United States Navy for a short time, but received an honorable discharge due to medical reasons.

He was a 1943 graduate of Williams High School, and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

He was previously a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, where he sang in the church choir and served as a deacon.

On Oct. 16, 1998, on the 50th anniversary of WBIW Radio Station, Leonard, at the age of 73, was recognized as having helped organize, and sang with the Radio Farm Boys, a WBIW country music group. He also played the mandolin and had played back-up with the Little Jimmy Dickens Band at Little Nashville Opry.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Anah Williams Hall; are three daughters, Gayla Davis of Greenwood, Kathy Wade of Bedford and Lenya Hall of Bloomington; three grandchildren; three stepchildren, Cheryl Bolton, Leasa Hall and Dennis Williams, all of Fayetteville; six stepgrandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Katherine Russell of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; two sisters; and two brothers.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating.

November 01, 2012

Devon J. Holmes

June 27, 1990 — Oct. 29, 2012

Devon Jeffrey Holmes, 22, of Bedford, died Monday from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born June 27, 1990, in Bloomington, he was the son of Garry Holmes and Jan (Root) Nelson.

He was a press operator at Stone City Products in Bedford.

Devon loved playing guitar and being with his friends and family.

Devon’s mischief knew no bounds and the enjoyment that he created drew that beautiful smile and lit up those big blue eyes.

Survivors include his father, Garry Holmes of Springville; his mother, Jan Nelson of Bedford; three brothers, Michael Chase Briscoe of Bedford, Ricky Holmes and wife Robin of Springville, and Eric Holmes and wife Cheri of Heltonville: paternal grandfather, Keith Holmes of Springville; maternal grandfather, Morris Root of Bedford; two uncles, Jeff Root and wife Kelly and Darren Root and wife Michelle; aunt, Michelle Chastain and husband Shane; cousins, Jordan, Hannah, Kinzey, Andrew, Alex Root, Merideth Root, Corey, Adam and Molly Chastain; and nieces and nephews, Tyler, Cruz, Ciara and Celina Holmes.

Devon was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Janice Holmes and maternal grandmother, Joanne Root

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.

Kerry D. Gleeson

Aug. 20, 1953 — Oct. 22, 2012

A memorial service will be held in honor of the late Kerry D. Gleeson, 59, Oolitic, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Dive Christian Church. Anyone who would like to celebrate his life is welcome to attend.

See More: