2001 – 01 (January)

01/31/01

Bareford – Mary Lois Bareford of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Carmel Care Center in Carmel, IN.  Born on October 5, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Cole and Della (Aynes) Robertson.  She married Leonard J. Bareford on December 24, 1936, and he died on February 17, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Thomas F. Bareford of Carmel, IN; one brother, Ed Robertson of Barberton, OH; one sister, Nancy Holiday of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Leonard G. Bareford of Indianapolis, and Karen J. Bareford of Key Largo, FL; and two great-granddaughters, Julie Bareford and Meagan Bareford, both of Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by one granddaughger, Susan Marie Bareford, and one brother, Harold I. Robertson.

She had worked at Barrett's Studio and was retired from Hoosier Uplands with 33 years of service.  A 1934 graduate of Mitchell High School, she was a member First Baptist Church and Mitchell Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa.

Services for Mary Bareford will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Harvey – Evangeline F. Harvey of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on September 10, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Lawrence L. and Ora Bell (Skeen) Pierce.  She married Max E. Harvey on July 2, 1964, and he died in 1986.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Bernice Taylor of Gatlinburg, TN, and Lula May Henry of Gosport, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was retired from NWSC Crane, having worked several years as a secretary.  She graduated from Williams High School and had attended business school.

Services for Evangeline Harvey will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Super – Steve L. Super of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 31, 2001, at his residence.  Born on November 15, 1926, in Keno, KY, he was the son of John and Alyce (Keith) Super.  He married Betty J. Silvers on January 17, 1948, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Don Super of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Sheila Kern and Sandra Tincher, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Eddie and Frank Super, both of Kentucky; six sisters:  Nina Hanes, Lillian Haynes, Rose Davis, and Ann Isbell, all of Kentucky, Mary Morrow of New Castle, IN, and Alvis Jean Bryant of Dayton, OH; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brother, Joe and Dewey Super; and one son in infancy.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum/Imco and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the Infantry.  He attended First Pentecostal Church of God.

Services for Steve Super will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating.  Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/30/01

Havill – Charles William Havill of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Hospitality House.  Born on May 14, 1911, in Mount Carmel, IL, he was the son of Rene and Amy (Snyder) Havill.  He married Nancy Frederick on December 24, 1983, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of Bloomington, IN, are three sons:  Joseph, James, and David Havill; two daughters, Rosemary Balbier and Anderea Scaglioni; one step-son, Michael Goldman; one step-daughter, Christina Greenblatt; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lorraine; his second wife, Jan; and one son, Charles Havill, Jr.

He was a retired attorney.  He was past governor of Indiana District of Kiwanis Internationa and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

There will be a memorial service for Charles Havill at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, February 10th, at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg, IN.  Burial will be in Mt. Carmel, IL, at a later date.  There will be no visitation.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Central Indiana Alzheimer's Association.

Lawson – Geneva Lawson of Bedford, IN, formerly of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Westview Manor.  Born on July 22, 1913, in Pulaski County, KY, she was the daughter of Jerry and Frances (Stigall) Ryan.  She married Keith Lawson on August 25, 1985, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two brother, Russell Ryan of Oolitic, IN, and Roe Ryan of Barbourville, KY; one sister, May Neal of Buddha, IN; one grandson, and one granddaughter.  She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and three sisters.

She was retired from Central Foundry and was a member of Dive Christian Church.

There will be private services for Geneva Lawson with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Dive Christian Church.


01/28/01

Tetrault – Adhemar W. Tetrault Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on April 28, 1928 in Bourbonnais, IL, he was the son of Adhemar and Lucille Tetrault.  He married Wilma (Powers) Tetrault on June 22, 1984, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Judi Clodi of Colorado and Carol Larive of South Dakota; one son, Donnie Tetrault of Illinois; two step-sons, David Goodwin of Illinois and Kennith Goodwin of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jean Allen; three sons in infancy; and one brother, Ronnie Tetrault.

He retired from General Motors in Kalamazoo, MI.  He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a member of Eagles Lodge.

The body will be cremated.  There will be no service or calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/27/01

Hilderbrand – Chloral H. Hilderbrand of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at his residence.  He was born on September 15, 1914, in Robinson, IL.

Surviving are his wife, Betty, of Bloomington, IN; two sons, W. Tom Hilderbrand and Gary G. Hilderbrand, both of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Carol H. Barnhart of Newburgh, IN, and Sharon Day of Portland, OR; four brothers:  George Hilderbrand of Hope, IN, Paul Hilderbrand of Bedford, IN, Kenneth Hilderbrand of Columbus, IN, and Bill Hilderbrand of Seymour, IN; one sister, Alice M. Kellum of Norman, IN; sixteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A banker who owned or controlled several banks in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky, he was the head of the family who owns the local Stone City Bank.  He was owner of Hilderbrand Motors, a Bedford Ford dealership from 1947-1963.  He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, the Bedford Elks Club, and the Bedford FOP.  He was a Kentucky Colonel and a Sagamore of the Wabash.

Services for Chloral Hilderbrand will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31st, at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.  Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum.  Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington or the American Cancer Society.

Reynolds – Mary Belle Reynolds of Bedford, IN, formerly of Ft. Ritner, IN, died Saturday, January 27, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on December 24, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Dewey and Ruby Belle (Beavers) Ollis.  She married Leslie L. Reynolds on December 29, 1942, and he died May 25, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Leveda J. "Jeannie" Perez of Bedford, IN; one son-in-law, Fabian Perez, Jr. of Bedford, IN; one brother, Frank Ollis of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren:  Mrs. Jason (Amy) Dean of Medora, IN, Fabrianne Perez of Bedford, IN, and Erik Perez of Bedford, IN; two great-granddaughters, Justice Leslie and Jadelyn Belle Dean of Medora, IN; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Philip Eugene Reynolds, in infancy; three sisters:  Veneda Hughes Hubbard, Betty Daulton, and Patty Hughes; two brothers, Raymond and Charles Ollis; and one grandson, Enrico Perez, in infancy.

She worked at ITT Plastics in Medora, IN for fourteen years, retiring in 1979 and was also a homemaker.  She was of Pentecostal faith and a member of Women's Auziliary of Eagles #654 in Bedford.

Services for Mary Reynolds will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 30th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. David Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


01/26/01

Smith – Gayle F. Smith of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, January 26, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on July 20, 1913, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Howard and Lula (Coleman) Smith.  He married Pauline Isom on November 21, 1940, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Thomas R. Smith of Mitchell; daughter-in-law Pamela (Montgomery) Smith of Mitchell, IN; two nieces, Linda Stillson of Kernersville, NC, and Beverly Johns of Logansport, IN.

He had worked at Deitzen's Bread Company in Kokomo, retiring after thirty-five years of service, was a 1932 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, a 50 year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F&AM, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services for Gayle Smith will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F&AM at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


01/25/01

Isom – Stephen Escoe "Pete" Isom of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, January 25, 2001 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.  Born on March 18, 1917, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John Stephen and Mary (Trowbridge) Isom.  He married Gladys Margaret Stevens on December 31, 1938, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Stephen Escoe Isom II, of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Mary Lou Hoagland of Zionsville, IN, and Linda Jane Terrell of Rochester, IN; one brother, Warren Rex Isom of Brywn Mahr, PA; one sister, Thelma Burton of Bedford, IN; and eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by five brothers:  Gay, Carl, Lowell, Willis, and Opal Isom; and six sisters:  Hazel Sanders, Pansy Isom, Lucille Isom, Osa Sanders, Avis King, and Roxie Riggs.

He was a farmer and a bus driver for Mitchell Community Schools for twenty-five years.  He was a 1937 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a deacon and member of Liberty Baptist Church, had serviced on the Lawrence County Council and ASCS Board, and was past president of Lawrence County 4-H Fair Board.  He was a 50 year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F&AM, a member of Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association, and a former member of Mitchell Rotary Club.

Services for Stephen "Pete" Isom will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28th, at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Hatfield and Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating.  Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 1p.m. until the service time Sunday at the church.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Liberty Baptist Church.


01/24/01

Kern – Maeda E. Kern of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, January 24, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on September 7, 1920, in Daviess County, IN, she was the daughter of Waldo E. and Beulah M. (Hobson) Spreen.  She married Kenneth A. Kern on June 27, 1941, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three sons:  Roe and Amel Kern, both of Williams, IN, and Ed Kern of Bloomington, IN; three brothers:  Ben Spreen of Westfield, IN, Harold Spreen of Williams, IN, and Perry Spreen of Sarasota, FL; three sisters:  Margaret Armstrong and Betty Gore, both of Williams, IN, and Erma Rimmel of Denver, CO; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member Williams Church of Christ and Williams Home Demonstration Club.

Services for Maeda Kern will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Steve Warren officiating.  Burial will follow Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mundy – Bessie Mundy of Bryantsville, IN, died Wednesday, January 14, 2001, at her residence.  Born on November 10, 1922, in Bryantsville, IN, she was the daughter of Urban and Dottie (Williams) Deaver.  She married Hershel Mundy in April 1942, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Noble Floyd Mundy of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Sharon Diane Mundy of Bedford, IN; and five grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Dale Mundy; one brother, Noble Deaver; and two sisters, Ruth Deaver and Helen Hogue.

She was a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Services for Bessie Mundy will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Wilson officiating.  Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.


01/23/01

Hildum – Emma Louise Hildum of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, January 23, 2001, at her residence.  Born on October 31, 1919, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of James O. and Opal (George) VanWinkle.  She married Charles (Chic) Hildum o April 17, 1939, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Charles Jimmie Hildum of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Treva Hooten and Rebecca Wright, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters:  Betty Butler, Mildred Nikirk, and Marlene Kern, all of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband and two brother, James Otto and Charles VanWinkle.

She was a former employee of S.S. Kresge's and K-Mart Store, manager of the Dianna Shop, and owned and operated Hildum & Son's Grocery in Oolitic.  She was a member of Oolitic Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Services for Emma Hildum will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 26th, at the Oolitic Trinity Pentecostal Church with Bros. Keith Thompson and Marty Speer officiating.  Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church.


01/22/01

Bickers – Madison Carolyn Bickers of Bedford, IN, died Monday, January 22, 2001, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.  Born on December 5, 2000, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Scott and Rachel (Overstreet) Bickers.

Surviving are her parents of Bedford, IN; the paternal grandparents, William Bickers of Bedford, IN, and Kim Taylor of Cincinnati, OH; the maternal grandparents, Douglass and Melissa Overstreet of Bedford, IN; the paternal great-grandparents, Kenny and Kay Bingham of Bedford, IN; the maternal great-grandparents, Lorene Overstreet of Bedford, IN, and Lloyd Melton of Mitchell, IN.

Services for Madison Bickers will be at 10:00 noon Thursday, January 25th, at Christ Temple in Bedford with Pastor Chris Perry officiating.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Christ Temple.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/21/01

Rayhill – Margaret C. Rayhill of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, January 21, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born October 5, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Warren and Vernal (Barnett) Acton.  She married Clinton Batchelor on February 16, 1946, and he died January 11, 1990.  She married Clyde Rayhill in March 1994, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Susie Leatherman of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Debra Tolbert of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Charles "Sonny" Acton and William T. Acton, both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mary E. Gossman of Clarksville, IN; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

She had been employed by Mitchell Community Schools and the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  She was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and the Oolitic VFW Auxiliary.

Services for Margaret Rayhill will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating..  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.


01/20/01

Hardin- Cheryl Yvonne Hardin of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on October 13, 1960, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James L. and Donna Faye (Strunk) Stigall.  She married Roger Hardin on May 20, 1985, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Zachary Hardin, at home; two daughters, Shannon Hardin, at home, and Sarah Strunk of Bedford, IN; her parents; one sister, Jamie Williams of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Scott Stigall of Missouri and Michael Stigall of Bedford, IN; and several nieces.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one daughter, Courtney Strunk.

She had worked as an LPN at Hospitality House in Bedford.

Services for Cheryl Hardin will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Daris McNeeley officiating.  Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Rodman – Thomas Edward Rodman of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, January 20, 2001, at the home of his father.  Born on August 8, 1952, in Columbus, IN, he was the son of John and Inez (Parker) Rodman.

He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Rodman of Bloomington, IN, and Kristy Rodman of Mitchell, IN; one son, Jonathan Rodman of Chattanooga, TN; his parents of Bedford, IN; two brothers, John Dennis Rodman of Paoli, IN, and Bruce Rodman of Carlyle, IL; two grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was a former meat cutter and a musician.  He was of Pentecostal faith and a member of Lawrence and Monroe County Musicians' Association.

Services for Thomas Rodman will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jay Bennett officiating.  Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


01/19/01

Bridwell – Adrian E. (Peanut) Bridwell of Bedford, IN, died Friday, January 19, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on April 25, 1924, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Zimri and Mattie (Newkirk) Bridwell.  He married Kathleen Crawford on February 18, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one niece, Helen Tomberlin of New Whiteland, IN; one great-nephew, James Reddick of Franklin, IN; and two great-great-nieces, Emily and Erica Reddick.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Gleeda Buher and Adris Koetter; and one brother, Glenn Bridwell. 

He was owner of Bridwell Auto Sales and Guns Plus in Bedford, IN, and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Arm .  He was a member of the First Church of God, a 55 year member of American Legion Gillen Post #33, and a 50 year member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #826, a life-long member of American Rifle Association and a member of the National Guard.

Services for Adrian Bridwell will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemtery with graveside military rites accorded by member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/17/01

Anderson – Maxine Anderson of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 27, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Heltonville, IN.  Born on October 13, 1925, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Huston and Gertrude (Shedelbower) Webb.  She married Frank Anderson on September 3, 1946, and he died February 23, 1999.

Surviving are four daughters:  Veneita Kay Apple of French Lick, IN, Sharon Lynn Nolan of Heltonville, IN, Barbara Sue Alberts of Wheeling, WV, and Frankie Renee Young of Mitchell, IN; one adopted daughter, Patsy Blalock of Chicago, IL; twelve grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was a telephone operator for Indiana Bell and was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

Services for Maxine Anderson will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyndell Manship and Mike Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 208 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hudson – Harry Cecil Hudson of Bloomington, IN, died Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at Bloomington Convalescent Center.  Born on December 8, 1913, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of William Thomas and Ida (Parker) Hudson.  He married Dorothy Butler and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Cecil Hudson of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Theodore Hudson of Bedford, IN, and Reuger Hudson of Springville, IN; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Dan, Charles, and W. George Hudson; four sisters:  Algie Hudson (in infancy) Fern Henderson, Ruby Umphress, and Gertie Roberts; and one granddaughter.

He had been a printer for Times Mail and Bedford Daily Mail newspapers.  He was a member of Bethel Christian Church in Greene County.

Services for Harry Hudson will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Shannon Benham and Scott Mollett officiating.  Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Greene County, IN.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/16/01

Sanders – John Everett Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at White River Medical Plaza.  Born on January 17, 1939, in Shoals, IN, he was the son of John and Pauline (Hopkins) Sanders.  He married Nadine V. Wright on December 26, 1960, and she died August 22, 1998.

Surviving are five sons:  Michael D. Wright and Donald W. Sanders, both of Mitchell, IN, Randy L. Sanders of Paoli, IN, Marty D. Sanders and Kenny R. Sanders, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Tresa I. Kane of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Pauline Sanders of Shoals, IN; one sister, Ruth Willyard of Princeton, IN; three brothers:  Jerry Sanders of Princeton, IN, Terry Sanders of Virginia, and Steve Sanders of Shoals, IN; fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, his father, and three brothers:  Dr. Ronald Sanders, and twins, Kenneth and Keith Sanders.

He was retired from General Motors in Indianapolis and was an Army veteran.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers and the Mitchell First Church of God.

Services for John Sanders will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 19th at Mitchell First Church of God with the Rev. Chad McIntosh officiating.  Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Church.


01/15/01

Lehman – Larry E. Lehman of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Huron, IN, and Michigan, died Monday, January 15, 2001, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on September 18, 1942, in Stockbridge, MI, he was the son of Wilbur and Louise (Stanfield) Lehman.  He married Catherine Breedlove on July 26, 1986, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Audra Begley of Anderson, IN; two sons, Kevin Lehman of Tennessee and Brian Lehman of California; two step-sons, David Sons of Heltonville, IN, and Max Sons, Jr. of Bedford, IN; one sister, Nancy Hart of Clive, IA; two brothers, Garth Hannewald of Michigan and Rex Hannewald of Michigan; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Harold Hannewald; and one daughter, Rochelle Lehman, in infancy.

He was a biologist with the Department of Natural Resources in Mitchell, IN.  He was a member of St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in Grasslake, MI, and the Patoka Lake Sailing Club.

Services for Larry Lehman will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Paul Newman officiating.  Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/14/01

Lee – Robert Edward Lee II of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 14, 2001, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft. Pierce, FL.  Born on January 2, 1963, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert E. and Marjorie (Boone) Lee.  He married Sarah Fortner in November 1986 in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons:  Bobby, Nathan, and Evan, all at home; one daughter, Jennifer, at home; his parents of Bedford, IN; his paternal grandmother, Ellen Lee of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Christopher Lee of Evansville, IN, and Andrew Lee of Sellersburg, IN; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Julia) Jenkins of Sellersburg, IN; three nieces, three nephews, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was a funeral director and served as Lawrence County Coroner from 1997-2001.  He received a B.S. degree from Indiana University and was a graduate of the Mid America Mortuary School.  He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder, the Bedford Elks #826, Lodge 14 F&A.M., American Legion Gillen Post #33, Green Hill Cemetery Board, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Indiana State Coroners Association, F.O.P, and had served as past president of LARC.

Services for Robert Lee will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 19th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Braden officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Glory Days Fund, c/o Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Mikels – Thelma L. Mikels of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 14, 2001.  Born on January 24, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence B. and Cara (Wright) Kirkman.  She married Claude Mikels on September 31, 1968, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Judy Sullivan of Bloomington, IN; three sons:  Dale Eugene Meadows of Bedford, IN, Lavern J. Meadows of Springville, IN, and Jerry Meadows of Fayetteville, IN; one brother, Lester Kirkman of Bedford, IN; three sisters:  Marjorie Koontz of Texas, Bernice Noel and Mavis Stafford, both of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, thirty- six great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Arthur.

She was a homemaker and a member of Springville Pentecostal Mission.

Services for Thelma Mikels will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17th, at Springville Pentecostal Mission with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating.  Burial will follow in Byers Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service hour Wednesday at the church.


01/13/01

Dalton – Alice D. "Lois" Dalton of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born on August 26, 1943, in Sneedville, TN, she was the daughter of Anderson and Callie (Gibson) Bell.  She married Harry "Gene" Dalton on Jun 7, 1965, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Michael Alan Dalton of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Elizabeth "Beth" Guthrie of Mitchell, IN, and Teresa Dalton of Trinity Springs, IN; two step-sons, Robert "Bobby" Dalton and Steve Dalton, both of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Christie Crider of Sneedville, TN; five sisters:  Mattie Mills and Mabel Turpin, both of Sneedville, TN, Barbara Terrell of Mitchell, IN, Elizabeth "Libby" Allman of Medora, IN, and Susie Willis of Norman, IN; one brother, Arnold Bell of Mitchell, IN; thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, George Bell; and one sister, Marvin Bell.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Alice Dalton will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton officiating.  Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

George – Robert J. "Bud" George of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, January 13, 2001, at his residence.  Born on March 1, 1936, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Pauline Marie (Clouse) George.  He married Patricia J. Watson on June 21, 1957, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Robert Anthony George of Bedford; two daughters, Tammie Bennett of Bedford, IN, and Sandy Shoopman of Mitchell, IN; one brother, William George of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Bonnie Cazares of Bedford, IN, and Cathy McNeely of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold George; and one sister, Mary Rayhill.

He retired from Roberts Brass in Mitchell.  He was a member of Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police, Mitchell Lodge No. 228 F&AM, Lawrence County Sheriff's Association and Indiana State Troopers Association.

Services for Robert George will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. G.L. Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary.  Masonic rites will be conducted by Mitchell Lodge No. 228 F&AM at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Spinks – Anna Belle Spinks of Bedford, IN, died  Saturday, January 13, 2001, at the Core Nursing Center.  Born on March 25, 1921, in Morgan County, IN, she was the daughter of Noble R. and Viola (Smith) Adamson.  

Surviving are two daughters, Patrician St. Onge of Oolitic, IN, and Terri Wever of Guthrie, IN; one son, Gary Spinks of Bedford, IN; one brother, Robert Adamson of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren:  Kim Johnson of Bedford, IN, J.T. Hall of Oolitic, IN, Jason Spinks of Ellettsville, IN, Danelle Spinks of Bloomington, IN, Melissa Nicholson of Bedford, IN, Marcy Simmerman of Coveyville, IN, and Melanie Prince of Solsberry, IN; and ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by four brother; one sister; and one granddaughter, Brandi Leigh Spinks.

She retired from GM Powertrain after thirty years of employment.  She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Services for Anna Spinks will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


01/11/01

George – David L. George of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on February 14, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Winfred and Susan Alice (Hornbeck) George.  He married Myrtle Williams on February 18, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Diana Kovach of Valparaiso, IN, and Vicky Taylor of Westville, IN; one sister, Lilly Browning of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by three brothers:  Harry, Stanley, and Clyde George; one sister, May; and two half-brothers, Delmer Woods and Jasper George.

He was a stone cutter and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Services for David George will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gale Ashby officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Moore – Mary Jane Moore of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on September 7, 1921, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John M. and Bertha (Fortner) Sehr.  She married Harold L. Moore in 1945, and he died in November 1995.

Surviving are five daughters:  Carolyn A. Pruitt of Columbus, IN, Judy Deckard of Dayton, OH, Janet Bowling of Hayden, IN, Libby Mullis and Ruthie Martin, both of Bedford, IN; two sons, Ed Moore and John Moore, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, John J. Sehr of Bedford; one sister, Margaret Sehr of Bedford, IN; twenty-one grandchildren:  Jerry and Jennifer Daily, Jeff and Alicia Deckard, Tyson Moore, J.R. Moore, Chuck Moore, Miranda Bowling, Chris and Jennifer Mullis, Nick, Jessica and Patrick Mullis, Dusty Lannan, Brandon Martin, Rick and Alyssa Pruitt, Randy and Michelle Pruitt, Steve and Scarlett Pruitt; and eight great-grandchildren:  Lauren Daily; John, Sherley and Kaitlyn Deckard; Alesia Grant, Devin and Ava Rae Pruitt.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Martha Sehr; two grandchildren, Eric Michael Bowling and Andy Frye.

She was a long time waitress at Hobby's Inn and worked out in the public. She was a member of American Legion Gillen Post #33 and Free Methodist Church.

Services for Mary Moore will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Hortop and the Revs. Allan Reed and Ronnie McLain officiating.  Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Oliver – Oval Laverne Oliver of Marshall, MI, died Thursday, January 11, 2001, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, MI.  Born on January 31, 1906, in Blankenship, IN, he was the son of George and Mary (Jackson) Oliver.  He married Irene Mitchell on November 20, 1937, and she died May 19, 1994.

Surviving are one daughter, Pamela Day of Marshall, MI; two granddaughters, and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Flora; and brothers:  Roy, Tom, Cecil, and Charles.

He was a forklift mechanic for Ford Motor Company in Livonia, MI, retiring after 15 1/2/ years.  He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #600 and a former member of Central Church of Christ in Bedford and the Cheboyhgan, MI Church of Christ.

Services for Oval Oliver will be at 11:00 p.m. Monday, January 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Stanley W. Day officiating.  Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/10/01

Hamilton – Bob L. Hamilton of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, January 10, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on March 19, 1941, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Bert and Farrene (Bolton) Hamilton.

Surviving are three sons:  Bert Hamilton of Mitchell, IN, and Bob Hamilton and Stephen Hamilton, both of Oolitic, IN; two daughters, Hope Livingston of Mitchell, IN, and Stephanie Hamilton of Oolitic, IN; two brothers, Ora Bert Hamilton of Bedford, IN, and Richard Hamilton of Bloomington, IN; and seven grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Barbara Terrell and Viola Rambeaut.

He was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Services for Bob Hamilton will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.  Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mitchell – Mary Ellen Mitchell of Freetown, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.  Born on May 28, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Russell E. and Mary Elizabeth (Manzenberger) Byers.  She married William Albert Mitchell on May 15, 1946, and he died September 9, 1982.

Surviving are one daughter, Anita Greider of Freetown, IN; one sister, Phyllis Peyton of Westfield, IN; one brother, Robert Byers of Noblesville, IN; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Martha Sullivan; and one sister, Jean Hunter.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Mary Mitchell will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating.  Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/09/01

Christy – Helen L. Christy of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at White River Lodge in Bedford, IN.  Born on July 29, 1918, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Adda (Prow) Bass.  She married Robert H. Christy on September 27, 1944, at Duke University Chapel in Durham, NC.  He died on March 21, 1986.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Robert Bass; and three sisters:  Pauline McKain, Lorena Sheeks, and Rowanna Burton.

She had served as secretary to State of Indiana Auditor Millis.  She was a 1936 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Services for Helen Christy will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions in her memory may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic Church. 

O'Bryant – Ernest Carlos O'Bryant of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at his residence.  Born on April 27, 1933, in Rarden, OH, he was the son of Isham and Viola (Swogger) O'Bryant.  He married Ruth Glover and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one foster daughter, Jamie Batman of Dover Hill, IN; two brothers, Gordon and Arlyn O'Bryant, both of Ohioi; five sisters:  Millie Thompson, Lottie Lynch, and Janice Kanamari, all of California, Anna Lois Leo of Hot Springs, AK, and Jeanne Caulfield of Fishkill, NY; one granddaughter, Nicole Spinks of Hines, IL; and one grandson, Kyle Spinks of Dover Hill, IN.

He was an Ordnance Equipment Mechanic at NWSC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.

Services for Ernest O'Bryant will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Norman Ward officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.  Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital.

Royer – Mariam M. Royer of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, January 9, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on October 4, 1928, in Pulaski County, IN, she was the daughter of Homer and Evelyn (Philyaw) McComb.  She married William R. Royer on December 23, 1972, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Jerry E. Mitchell of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Ric L. Mitchell of Bedford, IN; and one brother, George McComb of Bowling Green, IN.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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

Services for Mariam Royer will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating.  Committal service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, IN.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/07/01

Arena – Frank Arena, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on September 14, 1899, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Frank Anthony and Mary Josephine (Cox) Arena.  He married Mildred MacDonald on September 25, 1939, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Joe Arena of Anderson, IN, and Mike Arena of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Donna Bridwell and Frances Hatfield, both of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife; two brothers, Joe and Victor Arena; and one sister, Sadie.

He was a stone carver for Indiana Limestone Company.

Services for Frank Arena will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Becky Ryan officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Dunn Hospital.

Blanton – Katherine N. Blanton of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.  Born on August 24, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John A. and Rebecca J. (Pemberton) Turpin.  She married Donovan Blanton on October 27, 1945, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are are two sons, Johnny Blanton of Mitchell, IN, and Jack Blanton of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Jewwana Carrico of Mitchell, IN, and Julie Darnell of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Hazel Robbins of Mitchell, IN; nine grandchildren: Scot Blanton, Travis Blanton, Jeremy Blanton, Gabriel Blanton, Jason Blanton, Cindy Tolliver, Micah Barrett, Summer Carrico, and J. Rhett V. Carrico; and six great-grandchildren: Trey Donovan Blanton, Brittany Blanton, Grant Tolliver, Jacinda Davis, Xavier Barrettm and Braxton Barrett.  She was preceded in death by one sister, Aris Lillian Turpin, in infancy; and three brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, and John E. Turpin.

She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Mission Church.

Services for Katherine Blanton will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10th, at Faith Mission Church with Pastors Steve Stetler and R. B. Kuhn officiating.  Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.  Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Stone City Christian Academy or Evangelistic Faith Missions in care of the funeral home.  

Lay  – Jeanette Kathleen Hoskins Lay of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on August 2, 1922, in Quicksand, KY (Breathitt County), she was the daughter of William Walter and Leona Emma (Bennett) Hoskins (Shapcott).  She first married Henry B. Sherman on August 23, 1940, in Louisville, KY, and he died in 1984.  She married Floyd Lay on July 22, 1976, in Bedford, IN, and he also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Walter Henry Sherman of Tallahassee, FL; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmie (Annette) Goodman of Bedford, IN, and Ms. Marlene Bowen of Louisville, KY; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Eunice) Siler of Kansas City, MO; one step-son, L.C. Lay of Cleveland, TN; one sister, Mrs. Dale (Georgia) Goodman of Bedford, IN; six granddaughters; four step-grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one brother, Jessie L. Hoskins.

She was a merchant a newspaper woman in Stanton, KY.  She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and Eastern Star.

Services for Jeanette Lay will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Burks officiating.  Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Lewis – Marie Wilfong Lewis of Sierra Vista, AZ, died Sunday, January 7, 2001, at Sierra Vista Regional Hospital in Sierra Vista, AZ.  Born on July 17, 1904, in Orleans, IN, she was the daughter of Arthur and Tina (Parrish) Wilfong.  She married Clyde F. Lewis in 1936, and he died April 30, 1996.

Surviving are one son, Jim Lewis of Dunnellon, FL; two daughters, Sue Lewis of Lakeside, AZ, and Nancy Lewis of Sierra Vista, AZ; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces, and one nephew.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, and one sister.

Services for Marie Lewis will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Contributions in memory of Marie Lewis may be made to a charity of the donors choice.


01/06/01

Miller – Dorothy E. Miller of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, January 6, 2001, at Hospitality House.  Born on April 7, 192q, in Champaign, IL, she was the daughter of Cecil and Iva (Jaynes) Isaacs.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Lambrecht of Clifford, IN; one son, James L. Miller of Manitowoc, WI; one sister, Jacqueline Isaacs of Bedford, IN; one brother, Forrest "Bud" Isaacs of Yuma, AZ; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Robert Isaacs.

She was a cafeteria worker at Indiana University for twenty-one years, retiring in October 1982.  She was a member of First Wesleyan Church.

Services for Dorothy Miller will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Tilley officiating.  Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be considered to Hoosier Uplands Hospice Program.


01/05/01

Hill – Hazel Hill of Bedford, IN, died Friday, January 5, 2001, at Westview Manor.  Born on November 26, 1902, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Josiah and Anna (White) Trueblood.  She married William Jennings (Shine) Hill, and he died in 1975.

Surviving are four sons:  Glen D. Hill of Terre Haute, IN, Robert G. Hill of Elmhurst, IL, David L. Hill and Arthur D. Hill, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Arthur Trueblood of Indianapolis; one sister, Lorene Williams of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, eleven step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Roy and Jerry Trueblood; and one sister, Nola Edwards.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mitchell Church of Christ.

Services for Hazel Hill will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Wayne Gaither officiating.  Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.  Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/04/01

Litkenhous – Caroline Sue (Crane) Litkenhous of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, January 4, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born on February 14, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Mildred (Wray) Crane.  She married William E. Litkenhous on May 8, 1965, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Lawrence County, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Linda) Diviney of White Lake, MI; one son, Michael Litkenhous of Indianapolis; three brothers;  Merle Crane of Bedford, IN, Ben Crane, Jr. and Lowell Crane, both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mrs. Dennis (Melinda) Underwood of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Don Crane.

She was a homemaker.  She was a member and past secretary of the Lawrence County Art Association, Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Society, and Bedford Little Theatre.

Services for Caroline Litkenhous will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Amstutz officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Friends may call from 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home


01/03/01

Beeman – Ella Beeman of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at her residence.  Born on September 13, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Sarah (Allen) Mitchell.  She married Edgar Hund in 1924, and he died in 1959.  She married George Bee in 1969, and he died in 1987.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth H. Hunt of Martinsville, IN; one daughter, Wanda F. Galyan of Bloomington, IN; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two husbands; three brothers, Floyd, Roy, and Denny Mitchell; three sisters, Rosie Mitchell, Esta Mitchell, and Maudie (in infancy); one daughter, Mary B. McCormick; and one son, Harold Loyd Hunt.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of J.C. Penney Store and Indiana University.  She was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church.

Services for Ella Beeman will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6th at Leatherwood Christian Church with the Rev. Lowell Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Saturday at Leatherwood Christian Church.

Curren – Everett Howard Curren of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.  Born on November 27, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John W. and Florence Mae (Easton) Curren.

Surviving are two brothers, Robert Curren of Cape Coral, FL, and John S. Curren of Bedford, IN; four sisters:  Maxine Scherschel of Mitchell, IN, Norma Jane Atchison, Colleen Smith, and Frances Wilson, all of Bedford, IN; and twenty nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas Curren.

He was a farmer and retired from Indiana Limestone Company.  He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Everett Curren will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  The Rosary Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.  The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent de Paul School.

Enochs – Tavion Shane Enochs of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, at this residence.  Born on August 20, 1999, he was the son of Roger and Tammi (Slinkard) Enochs.

Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Soheila and Lisa Enochs, both of Bedford, IN; and two brothers Zackary York of Bedford, IN and Brian Enochs of Springville, IN.

Services for Tavion Enochs will be  at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.  Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


01/02/01

Eads – Richard Eads of Judah, IN, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at his residence.  He was the son of Carl and Truly Geneva (Turner) Eads.

He was a life-long member of the Marshall Township Fire Department.

Services for Richard Eads will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 8th, at the Judah Church of Christ Church with the Rev. Buck Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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