2008-11 (November)

November 30, 2008

Charles L. Todd, 64

March 27, 1944 — Nov. 27, 2008

Charles L. Todd, 64, of Bloomfield, died Thursday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born March 27, 1944, in Greene County, he was the son of Kenneth Todd and Mary (George) Todd Laffoon.

He retired from General Motors Powertrain.

He was a member of the Solsberry Masonic Lodge, Terre Haute Scottish Rite, United Auto Workers union, and the Solsberry Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Terri (Norman) Todd; two sons, John Todd of Bloomington and Jim Todd of Solsberry; three grandchildren, Joshua Todd of Illinois, Zach Todd of Ellettsville and Amy Todd of Bloomfield; one daughter-in-law, Pam Todd of Bloomfield; two sisters, Kay Berlin and her husband, Don, of Springville, and Lana Laffoon and her husband, Mark, of Florida; one step-sister, Carol of Bloomfield; his mother, of Bloomfield; his step-mother, Velva Todd of Bloomfield; his mother-in-law, Louise Norman of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lynn Anne Todd; his father, Kenneth Todd; his stepfather, Gene Laffoon; one stepbrother and his grandparents.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at Solsberry Christian Church with Rev. Byron Williams and Rev. Henry Mann Jr. officiating. A Masonic Lodge service will be held Monday night. Burial will be in Dishman Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and 11 a.m. until services Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Medical Center Cancer Pavilion, with envelopes available at Jenkins Funeral Home.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

November 29, 2008

Philip A. Brettnacher Jr.

July 7, 1933 — Nov. 26, 2008

Philip A. Brettnacher Jr., 75, Bedford, died at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 7, 1933, at home at 1114 N 17th St., Lafayette, he was the son of Philip Brettnacher and Lura Frances (Schilling) Brettnacher.

On Aug. 30, 1958, he married Patricia Ann Jones, and she survives.

He started his career at the Federal General Service Administration in Louisville, Ky. He retired from NSWC-Crane after 42 years of service. He also had a professional engineering license.

He was a graduate of Lafayette Jeff High School Class of 1951 and Purdue University Class of 1958, where he received a bachelor of science degree.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166, for which he was a former Grand Knight.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia; two sons, Jefferey Brettnacher and wife Ellen of Dallas and Barton Brettnacher of Bargersville; one daughter, Mary Cullather and husband Christopher of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Ruth Ann Schaffer of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law.

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday in St. Boniface Cemetery in Lafayette.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with a rosary at 7:30 p.m. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus No. 1166.

Shirley Brazzell

March 23, 1938 — Nov. 22, 2008

Shirley Brazzell, 70, of 1711 Williams Road, Bedford, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, IN.

Born on March 23, 1938, in Salem, IN, she was the daughter of Hargus Brewer and Evelyn (Kay) Brewer. She was a graduate of Orleans High School and a retired waitress from Hobby’s.

Surviving is her lifelong love, friend, companion, caregiver and father of her children, Charles Brazzell of Bedford; two daughters, Sherry Strange Downey of Georgetown, IN, and Deanna Maria Brazzell of French Lick, IN; three sons, John Robert Strange, Jr., Charles Andrew Brazzell and Daniel (Tony) Brazzell, all of Bedford; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Margaret Burton of Orleans, IN, Ruth Embree of Bedford, IN, Mary Sue Sosh of Florida, Pat Mullis of Bedford, IN, and Moyne Lininger of Columbus, IN; and one brother, Hargus Brewer of Columbus, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hargus Brewer Sr. and Evelyn (Kay) Brewer; one son, Hargus Dean Brazzell; two sisters, Carol Kelly and Beulah Robertson; one brother, George Brewer; and one great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Ball.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends were welcome to call at Day & Carter Mortuary on Monday, Nov. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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

Claude E. ‘Nix’ Hall

Dec, 9, 1923 — Nov. 27, 2008

Claude E. “Nix” Hall, 84, French Lick, died at 11:31 p.m. on Thursday at Medco Health & Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

He was retired from Ralph Rogers Construction and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Faye (Lewis) Hall of French Lick; four daughters, Delores Ann Pendley, West Baden Springs, Karen Grounds, Bedford, and Phyllis Goldsberry and Jackie Cundiff, both of Shoals; two sons, Robert Hall and Greg Hall, both of French Lick; one sister, Virginia Hammond, Paoli; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick with the Rev. Mike Grable officiating. Burial will be in Crystal Community Cemetery in Crystal with graveside military rites by the French Lick American Legion Post No. 76.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Medco Center Activities Department.

Online condolences are available at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

November 27, 2008

Roy W. Bartlett

April 18, 1928 — Nov. 25, 2008

The family of Roy W. Bartlett, 80, of Bloomington mourns his passing.

Born April 18, 1928, in Lawrence County to Olin “Shep” Bartlett and Mae (LuAllen) Bartlett. He entered into rest Nov. 25, after bravely fighting a battle with leukemia. He passed peacefully in his own home.

Roy was part owner of 4-R Quarry and loved many activities including; racing Sprint cars in his younger years, restoring tractors, watching NASCAR races, and of course being a loyal fan of Jeff Gordon. He proudly served as a Military Police Officer in World War II.

He is survived by his dear friend and mother of their three children, Dollie (Barrow) Bartlett of Bloomfield; two daughters, Diane Hillenburg of Bloomington and Sandy Wetzel of Bloomington; son, Jack Bartlett of Bloomfield; brothers, Robert Bartlett of Bloomington and Warren Bartlett of Bloomfield; eight grandchildren, Tara Johnson, Ryan Hillenburg, Brittney Harmon, Chase Wetzel, Macey Wetzel, Zach Kuehner, Katelynn Cherry, and Tanner Bartlett; eight great-grandchildren; and a loyal feline companion Fat Cat.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carolyn Sue Shumate, Lucille Meadows.

Roy’s children and family are grateful to all the staff at Vista Care Hospice of Indianapolis for their loving support and care of him. A special thank you to nurses, Sandy, Rita, Melissa & Lilly. He loved you all!

Memorial services will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Ken Ransom at Crossroads Community Church, Bedford. Interment immediately to follow at Bartlettsville Cemetery, Bartlettsville, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers please give all funds to Bartlettsville Christian Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nathan Butler Funeral Home. Online condolences to the bereaved family at www.forevercare.org.

Peggy D. Bush

Oct. 15, 1929 — Nov. 25, 2008

Peggy Delores Bush, 79, of 120 8th Street, Oolitic, died at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Oct. 15, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Heber and Martha (Hillenburg) Sowders. She married Charles Robert Bush on March 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1961.

Peggy graduated from Oolitic High School with the class of 1948 and was named the Lawrence County Sesquicentennial queen that same year. She was a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church and was a group leader at RCA in Bloomington for 20 years. She later worked at NWSC Crane for 20 years.

Survivors include one son, Danny Bob Bush and wife Carol of Springville; one grandson, Alan Robert Bush and wife Kami of Bedford; one granddaughter, Cara Renee McKnight and husband Chris of Mitchell; two great-grandchildren, Coy Christopher and Chloe Renee McKnight; two sisters, Dorothy Owens of Bedford and Marcella Turner of Oolitic; and one brother, Heber Sowders Jr. and wife Mary Ellen of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Judy Sowders; and one brother Jim Sowders.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

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

November 26, 2008

Curtis Groomer

Feb. 17, 1920 — Nov. 24, 2008

Curtis Groomer, 88, Solsberry, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

He had worked at NAD Crane and was retired from Resler Block Plant.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Jones) Groomer, Solsberry; children: Carol Ferguson, Switz City, Mary Alice Davis, Solsberry, and Nancy Lloyd, Bloomfield; five grandchildren, including Roger Leon Arthur, Bedford; 15 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Everett Groomer, Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Ridge Church in Bloomfield with Pastor Eugene Helms officiating. Burial will be in Ridgeport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Sanna M. Ammer

July 24, 1923 — Nov. 25, 2008

Sanna Marceil Ammer, 85, went to be with her Lord Tuesday at a private residence.

She was born July 24, 1923, to proud parents, Edwin and Leona (Byers) Hostettler in Greene County. She married her childhood sweetheart, Gib Ammer Nov. 15, 1942.

She retired in 1988 from Bloomfield State Bank where she was manager of the Newberry Branch for 32 years. She was a faithful member of the Scotland Full Gospel Church, where her word of faith touched many people.

Her life is celebrated by those surviving her, one sister, Leoka Sue “Dumpy” Manis; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Carl Lynn of Mitchell; six grandchildren: Ed and Tracy Medina of Paducah, Ky., Tom and Debbie Medina of Paducah, Ky., Jamie and Matt Shell of Mitchell, Marcy Medina of Mitchell, Brian Lynn of Mitchell, and Joe and Jenny Medina of Bloomfield; and 15 great grandchildren: Khristan, Jake, Courtney, Chelsea, Caleb, Megan, Cole, Cody, Derek, Lucas, Sydnee, Jaysce, Graysen, Morgan and Owen.

She will join her heavenly family of loved ones, both her parents; her husband, Gib; daughter, Sherry; son-in-law, Tom Medina; and niece, Tony Dee Moore, where they will sing heavenly praises.

She will be remembered here on earth for her compassion for people, her words of wisdom and her unwavering faith in God. Her favorite “hobby” in life was her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her greatly.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon until the service at Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins Funeral Home, Bloomfield, Indiana, with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Cemetery.

November 24, 2008

Jack E. Williams

Nov. 26, 1936 — Nov. 23, 2008

Jack E. Williams, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Nov. 26, 1936, in Cloverdale, he was the son of Rubert O. and Dorothy E. (Duggins) Williams. He married Judith Ann Chastain on Feb. 4, 1956, in Chicago, and she survives.

Jack and his sister, Jenny, and their parents moved to Mitchell in 1943. Jack was active in football and baseball at Mitchell High School and graduated in 1954. He entered Indiana State Teachers College in the fall of 1956 and graduated in 1960 with a B.A. degree in business administration. He and Judith moved to Franklin, Pa., before receiving Jack’s induction into the Army.

Drafted in 1960, Jack was stationed in St. Louis, Mo., and was discharged from the Army in 1962. He then embarked on a career in manufacturing. Jack joined Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company in Geneva, Ill., in 1966, and began in quality control at Plant 2. He became production control manager in 1968, manager of manufacturing for powder metal parts in 1978; and vice president in 1981. He advanced to executive vice president before taking the position of president in 1986 at Burgess-Norton Manufacturing Company, an entity of Amsted Industries, a Fortune 500 company. Before retiring in 1991, he instituted a five-year plan that culminated in the sales of 100 million dollars. He and Judith returned to their hometown of Mitchell, Ind.

While in Geneva, he served as vice chairman of Junior Achievement’s Fox Valley District and as an executive board member of Two River’s Council, B.S.A. Jack was a woodbadge trained scoutmaster of Troop 37 B.S.A. in Geneva and a brotherhood member of Glikhikan Lodge 106 of the Order of the Arrow. He was also active in Geneva Community Chest and the Men’s Foundation of Delnor-Community Hospital. He served on the board of directors of Regency Federal Savings and Loan.

Jack became an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard, and served as Sergeant at Arms from 1993-1996. He also volunteered at the Mitchell Opera House.

Surviving with his wife, Judith Ann Williams of Mitchell; is one son, Jackson J. Williams of Mitchell.

His parents and sister, Virginia Lee Funk, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts: LIFE Pantry or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Robert W. Erwin

Aug. 29, 1920 — Nov. 22, 2008

Robert W. Erwin, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 10:22 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 29, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the the son of Robert L. and Mary Ellen (Alford) Erwin. He married Elizabeth Irene Williams July 10, 1941, and she survives.

He was a tool and die maker and retired from W.F. Myers.

Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving with his wife, Irene of Mitchell, are a daughter, Patricia Ann Curtis of Bedford; a son, Robert Daniel Erwin of Springfield, Va.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

His parents; sister, Mary Catherine Blunk; and son-in-law, David Curtis, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Daniel Hopkins and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Tim Williams, Gary Hutton, Scott Blunk, Tod Curtis, Leonard Porter and Terry Tanksley.

Memorial gifts: Hoosier Uplands.

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

November 23, 2008

Shirley Brazzell

March 23, 1938 — Nov. 22, 2008

Shirley Brazzell, 70, of 1711 Williams Road, Bedford, passed away Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, IN.

Born on March 23, 1938, in Salem, IN, she was the daughter of Hargus Brewer and Evelyn (Kay) Brewer. She was a graduate of Orleans High School and a retired waitress from Hobby’s.

Surviving is her children’s father, Charles Brazzell of Bedford; two daughters, Sherry Strange Downey of Georgetown, IN, and Deanna Maria Brazzell of French Lick, IN; three sons, John Robert Strange, Jr., Charles Andrew Brazzell and Daniel (Tony) Brazzell, all of Bedford; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Margaret Burton of Orleans, IN, Ruth Embree of Bedford, IN, Mary Sue Sosh of Florida, Pat Mullis of Bedford, IN, and Moyne Lininger of Columbus, IN; and one brother, Hargus Brewer of Columbus, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Hargus Dean Brazzell; two sisters, Carol Kelly and Beulah Robertson; one brother, George Brewer; and one great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Ball.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Day & Carter Mortuary on Monday, Nov. 24th, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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

Pearl M. Chambers

Feb. 24, 1924 — Nov. 21, 2008

Pearl M. Chambers, 84, of Bloomington passed away on Friday, November 21, 2008, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on February 24, 1924, in Montgomery County, the daughter of George and Laura (Sipes) Deckard. She was a retired employee of the former RCA of Bloomington and a faithful member of Soul’s Harbor Pentecostal Church. As a member, she enjoyed playing the piano and organ, loved to sing and liked to crochet with her fellow ladies from the church. She was a graduate of Bloomington High School Class of 1942.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and husband, Rev. Wallace Van Slack of Bloomfield; her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Joyce Chambers of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Troy Van Deventer of Fort Collins, CO, Tom Van Deventer of Bloomington, Shauna Miller of Bedford, Kevin Chambers of Bloomington and Brad Chambers of Lake Mary, FL; six great-grandchildren and one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Betty Deckard of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Chambers, in 2003, and one sister, Gladys Summers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Soul’s Harbor Pentecostal Church, with Rev. David Butcher officiating. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37, on Monday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Soul’s Harbor Pentecostal Church or Hospice of Bloomington in care of Allen Funeral Home.

November 21, 2008

Jerry Brown Sr.

April 18, 1942 — Nov. 16,2008

Jerry Brown Sr., 66, 1702 St. Rd. 58 East, Bedford, died at 3:19 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

He was retired from Anodizing Aluminum

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Brown Jr., Bedford and Tim Denton, French Lick; three daughters, 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bonnie Stevens and Linda Gross, both of Indianapolis; and one brother, Gene Brown, Indianapolis.

Cremation was chosen, there will be no funeral service. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Rowana Harp

March 9, 1914 — Nov. 19, 2008

Rowana Harp, 94, of Bedford, died at 2:50 a.m. on Wednesday at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born March 9, 1914, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Malinda Rosa (Martin) Henderson. She married Lovell L. Harp on May 18, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2000.

Rowana had worked at the Toggery and at Bernard Williams Drug Store in Bedford. She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford and the Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Rodgers and husband Richard of Walled Lake, Mich.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Wykoff and husband Michael of West Bloomfield, Mich. and Laura Swearingen and husband Chad of Sealy, Texas; and four great-grandchildren, Trevor Lee Blankenship, Brandon and Taylor Swearingen and Stacey Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Gordon Henderson; and one sister, Mary Janette Lytton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society or the Hillcrest Christian Church.

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

Dorothy E. Michael

Feb. 3, 1931 — Nov. 19, 2008

Dorothy Ellen (Dougherty) Michael, 77, born in Bedford, Feb. 3, 1931, passed away Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz.

She graduated from Bedford High School in 1948 and Indiana University in 1952. She lived most of her life in Frankfort, and was a part-time employee at the Frankfort Community Library.

She is survived by her husband David A. Michael, a son Steven A. Michael, a daughter Debbie A. Grove, and two grandchildren.

Her radiance will be missed.

No flowers please.

Private family services will be held in Tucson.

November 20, 2008

John R. Fiddler

Sept. 16, 1921 — Nov. 17, 2008

John R. Fiddler, 87, Bedford, died at 12:35 p.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing Home & Rehabilitaion Center in Bedford.

Born Sept. 16, 1921, in Eastland, Texas, he was the son of Jesse and Callie (Stevens) Fiddler. He married Julia Jane Arbuckle on Sept. 7, 1940 and she preceded him in death on March 30, 2007.

John was an Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as a ball gunner on the B-17 in England.

John was quite an entrepreneur, he was quite an artist, he could freehand anything and recognized that talent. He started Johnny’s Paint Shop in 1938 which has now changed to the business name Johnny’s Sign Shop. John was known for developing and building Broadview Addition. He built six bowling alleys throughout Southern Indiana and was the owner of JJ Construction, a foam form business on Fifth Street in Bedford.

He was the first president of the Bedford Lions Club, Commodore of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, member of the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford, Bedford Masonic Lodge 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish rite.

We rejoice in the fact that John accepted Jesus Christ to be his Lord and Savior on Oct. 5, 2008 and was baptized at Westview Nursing Home, Praise the Lord!!

Survivors include one son, Jay Fiddler and wife Janet of Bedford; two daughters: Suzie Woody Mowery of Bedford, and Patty Fiddler Hirons of Richmond; nine grandchildren: Bob Fiddler and wife Leesa of Bedford, Malissa Ikerd and husband Larry of Bedford, Michelle Inman and husband Travis of Bedford, Bill Woody and wife Robyn of Tennessee, Jimmy Woody, JoniSue Ryan and husband Matt of Bedford, Laurie Hirons, Timmy Hirons, and Michael Hirons; 12 great-grandchildren: Lana Morales, Jake Fiddler, Bailey Fiddler, Morgan Fiddler, Madeline Ikerd, Tyler Inman, Sydney Inman, Luke Woody, Jesse Woody, Jamie Woody and her daughter Leah, William Woody, Julia Woody; and five great-great-grandchildren: Gabe, Gavin, Isabelle Morales, Ella and Elizabeth Hirons; and one brother, Floyd Fiddler of Hermitage, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one sister, Helen Deacon.

Private funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Pastor Travis Inman officiated.

Burial was at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. American Legion rites were performed by Post No. 33 Bedford, along with Masonic rites by the Bedford Lodge.

No calling hours were scheduled.

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

Jeffrey S. Collins

Jan. 30, 1967 — Nov. 18, 2008

Jeffrey Scott Collins, 41, Mitchell, died at 2:19 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was employed at Tieman Tires.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonda (Taylor) Collins, Mitchell; a daughter, Kayla Collins, Mitchell; his mother, Judith Joan Collins, Georgia; three brothers: Billy Collins, Kentucky, and Mitch Collins and Mike Collins, both of Virginia; and one sister, Donna Johnson of Georgia.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery, where burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

November 19, 2008

Morton Keller

Oct. 19, 1930 —Nov. 18, 2008

Morton Keller, 78, 607 Sunny Acres Drive, Bedford, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, the son of Eugene and Goldie (Sheetz) Keller. He married Elsie Johnson on July 17, 1954, at Englewood Baptist Church.

He retired from M. Fine & Sons in Bedford, where he was in shipping and receiving.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Englewood Baptist Church

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Keller of Bedford; three daughters: Penny Smith and husband Ed of Bedford, Patricia Keller of Bedford, and Ilene Lantz and husband John of Bedford; one son, Richard L. Keller and wife Denise of Bedford; one brother, Gerald “Hop” Keller of Bedford; 10 grandchildren: and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Lois Hornback, Judy Hazard, Nora Cox, Ruth Byrd, and four brothers: Paul, William, Pete, and Kermit Keller.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Jeffrey A. Boruff

Dec. 18, 1946 — Nov. 16, 2008

Jeffrey A. “Jeff” Boruff, 61, of Brownsburg, formerly of Owensburg, died at 3:23 p.m. Sunday at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville.

Born Dec. 18, 1946, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Maurice Hatfield and Maribel (Reynolds) Boruff. He married Ellen Fancher on Dec. 30, 1967, and she survives.

Jeff graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Ellen of Brownsburg; two daughters: Janice Fisher and husband Robert of Lizton, and Jennifer Blanford and husband Ryan of Coatesville; seven grandchildren: Alicia Hedges, Ashleigh Blanford, Eleanor Blanford, Emma Isabel Blanford, Samuel Blanford, Austin Honey, and Janellyn Fisher; two brothers: Ron Boruff of Owensburg and Steven Boruff and wife Katrina of Bloomington; one uncle, William Hirth of Springville; and nephews: Adam Boruff of Bloomington and Mike Boruff of Henryville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Brittney Blanford; and nephews: Brent and Aaron Boruff.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Thursday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jeff at www.daycarter.com.

Nathan Hackney

Feb. 9, 1935 — Nov. 17, 2008

Nathan Hackney, 23, 1915 14th Street, Bedford, died Monday in Bloomington.

Survivors include his father, Noble Hackney, Bedford; his son, Reice Andrew Hackney and his sons’ mother, Candice Thorp, both of Bedford; two brothers: Kyle Sheffield Hackney, Bedford, and Tim Brent Armstrong, Louisville; one sister, Autumn Busch, Louisville; grandfather, Marvin Ned Hackney, Bedford; several aunts and uncles, cousins, niece, and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

November 18, 2008

Loydd R. Inman

Dec. 6, 1921 — Nov. 16, 2008

Loydd Robert “Bob” Inman, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on November 16, at his residence.

He was born on December 6, 1921, in Bedford, to Primus Victor and Nellie Mae (Stotts) Inman. He joined a brother Richard and later welcomed a sister, Daisy.

Bob graduated from Martinsville High School. He played for the golf team and also was a golden gloves boxer.

He married Bernice K. Grubb in 1950 in Martinsville. They had three children: Robert Ora, Denise Kay, and Terri Lea. His children were very special to him.

He was a construction worker and was a member of Laborers’ International Union No. 741 for 50 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II decorated with an EAME Theater ribbon with three bronze stars and victory medal WW II.

Bob enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers-in-law; Johnny, Clarence, Clyde, and Bud. He was an avid reader and enjoyed telling stories about his adventures to his kids and to his grandchildren. Each and every one of them were very special to him and the highlight of his life. Everyone looked forward to have Grandpa call and sing “Happy Birthday” each year. Each visit to Grandpa’s house ended with him saying “see you all when.” He will be greatly missed and forever held dear in our hearts.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice. They lived in the same neighborhood and walked to school together as children. He thought she was the most beautiful girl in Bedford. Also surviving are a son, Robert Ora Inman and wife Beth of Bedford; and a daughter, Denise Tillett and husband Jeff of Mitchell; grandchildren: Bobby (Debbie) Lewis and their children: Emilee, Hannah, and Madison of Harrodsburg; Dain (Roxana) Inman and their daughter, Idalia of Speedway, Zach, Ashlea, and Seth Inman of Bedford, Jonathon Srygler of Bedford and daughter Mariah of Bloomington, Terry Wayne (Kristy) Srygler and their daughters, Alexis Krebbs and Eden Srygler of Avoca, Jeffery (Korisha) Tillett of Bedford, Michael (Tabby) Tillett and daughter Ellie of Bedford, Mathew and Andrew Tillett of Mitchell, Tessa Kuster and children, Nathan and Abigail Kuster and Brooks Sherrell of Bedford, and Michelle Johnson and sons: Cree and Coda of Bedford; one brother, Richard (Betty) Inman of Martinsville, nephews, Carl and John; and sister-in-law, Alice Folk of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Primus and Nellie Inman; his stepfather, Ernest Knoy; and it broke his heart to lose his daughter, Terri Lea, on March 28, 2006.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Jeff Tillett officiating. Burial will follow at White River Baptist Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday.

See you all when, Grandpa. We love you.

November 17, 2008

Maurice B. Wood

Aug. 16, 1913 — Nov. 15, 2008

Maurice B. Wood, 95, died Saturday.

He was born Aug. 16, 1913, in Mitchell, S.D., the son of Jay and Myrtle (Florey) Wood. He married Evelyn (Anderson) Wood in 1940, and she survives.

Mr. Wood was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a radio telegrapher on Midway Island. He joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1926 on confession of faith, and was an active member of Bedford First United Methodist Church until ill health halted his activities.

Mr. Wood was employed by the J.C. Penney Co. Inc., for 43 years, during which time he managed seven Penney stores, retiring from the J.C. Penney store in Terre Haute, in 1972.

He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 in Bedford, a former member of Bedford Kiwanis, and was an accomplished wood worker, specializing in scrollsaw work, and made over 100 clocks.

Surviving with his wife, Evelyn, are a son Richard J. Wood and wife Sari; a daughter, Sally Alesia and husband Ronald; four grandchildren, James Alesia and wife Alice of Fort Wayne, Stephen Alesia and wife Tammy of Indianapolis; Andrew Wood and wife Jennifer of Arlington, Va., and Sally Torres and husband Louis of Plainfield; a stepgrandson, Jason Little of New York City; four great-grandchildren, Alex, Ann Marie, Jacob and Emily Alesia; a sister, Phyllis Robertson and husband Earl; and two nephews of Roanoke, Va.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Tim Ahlemeyer officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1409 K Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

Sarah E. Boone

April 1, 1926 — Nov. 13, 2008

Sarah Ellen Boone, 82, Indianapolis, died at 3:55 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was born April 1, 1926, the daughter of Ralph and Hallie (Colvin) Meadows. She married Herman Boone on Oct. 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Boone, Jeff Boone and Doug Boone and wife Donna, all of Indianapolis; four daughters, Susie Brim and husband Robert of Heltonville, Cathy Bray of Indianapolis, and Sandy McKee and husband Danny and Connie Young and husband Kevin, all of Reelsville; two sisters, Ellen Murphy and Nellie Polk, both of Bedford; three nephews, Scott Polk of Bedford, Steve Murphy of Indianapolis, and Kenny Polk of Martinsville; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son; one grandson; and one great-grandson.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

Deborah E. Henderson

Dec. 22, 1955 — Nov. 15, 2008

Deborah E. Henderson, 52, Bedford, died at 10 p.m. Saturday at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis

Born Dec. 22, 1955, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Charles Neil Cox and Judith Marie “Judy” (Austin) Cox Haberman.

She worked at South Haven Coil in Bedford for many years, and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Judy Haberman of Indianapolis; her father, Charles Neil Cox of Mitchell; one daughter, Amy Turpen and husband DeWayne of Bedford; one son, David Henderson of Bedford; grandchildren, Derek and Garrett Turpen of Bedford, and Taylor and Andrew Watts of Orleans; one sister, Ronelle Vandgrift and husband Donald of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Rich and Brad Haberman, both of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Marie Fee.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

November 16, 2008

Donald R. Lewis, 79

Feb. 26, 1929 — Nov. 14, 2008

Donald R. Lewis of Bloomington died at Bloomington Hospital on Friday, November 14, 2008, at the age of 79.

He was born to Ralph Lewis and Helen (Thomas) Lewis on February 26, 1929, in Bloomington. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Don was a school principal of Smithville School, and Ellettsville and Edgewood schools, an acting superintendent for RBBCSC. He taught at Needmore, University School, and coached and taught at Unionville. He also was a teacher and counselor at the Alternative School in Bloomington. Don also was the Richland Township Trustee for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Ellettsville Masonic Lodge #245, the Bloomington VFW and American Legion, Stonebelt Shrine Club, Murat Shrine, Ellettsville First United Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association, Monroe County Trustee Association, NRA, Ellettsville Lions Club, served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and attended South Union Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Marci Jane Lewis and brother-in-law Phil Gilmore.

Don is survived by his sons, Michael Lewis of Ellettsville, Scott Lewis of New Guinea, Steve Lewis (Grace) of Ellettsville and Mark (Debbie) of Washington, GA; daughters, Vickie Lewis (David Jenner) of Ellettsville, Tina Webb (Doug) of Gosport and Genell Ferrell (Chris) of Memphis, TN; sister, Judy Gilmore of Bloomington; great-aunt, Laurie Goodman of Bloomington; fiancee, Lou Ann Antonetti of Bloomington; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Chandler Funeral Home on Monday, November 17, 2008, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at the funeral home, with Rev. Jimmie Cain officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Monroe County Honor Guard will perform a Military Graveside Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the RBB Youth Sports League in care of the funeral home.

November 15, 2008

Joshua Heath Aslinger-Arrowsling

Aug. 6, 1984 — Nov. 5, 2008

Joshua Heath Aslinger-Arrowsling, 24, of 1315 R Street, Bedford died November 5.

Born Aug. 6, 1984, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Darrell Lee Aslinger and Sheila Renee (Bailey) Phillippe. He worked for Ronnie Ryan Construction and attended the Tabernacle of Praise.

He was a great friend to everyone and was finally at a place in his life where he was doing great. His laugh and smile would light up any room he entered. He was an AMAZING father, brother, son, and friend. He loved his family and friends more than life itself. He is truly loved and will be deeply missed. He was a family oriented man leaving behind his loving girlfriend, Lisa Vance and her three daughters: Kyra, Kaylin and Kylie.

Spread your mended wings and fly for you’re free to watch over us!!

Survivors include one son, Braxton Michael Lee Turpin Aslinger-Arrowsling of Bedford, proud parents, Darrell Aslinger and wife Sincerae Fitch-Aslinger of Bedford, and Bryon and Sheila Phillippe of Houston, Texas, siblings, Charles Timmons, Cecelia Arrowsling, John Harvey, Sara Aslinger, Joshua Woods, Bryon Phillippe Jr., Cheyenne Arrowsling, Lucas Phillippe, Lindsey Phillippe, Shyloh Michael Lee Aslinger-Arrowsling, Christian Phillippe, Linda Fitch, Annera Fitch, David Cobb, Josh Brazzel, Michael Morris, and Kris Dennis, Aka PJ; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends; three nephews. Malachi Brazzel, Canaan Harvey, and Johnny Harvey; one niece, Cadence Harvey, mother of Braxton, and Brittany Turpin; paternal grandfather, Jimmy Lee Aslinger; maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Janis Hererra, Judy Hurst, and Michael Bailey; and great-grandmother, Cecelia Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sarah Aslinger; great-grandmother, Marie Hervey; grandfather, Lawrence Hurst; one cousin, Leland Jay Aslinger; and great-grandfather, Arthur Ray Bailey Sr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tabernacle of Praise, 1381 U.S. Highway 50 East, Bedford with the Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial with graveside services will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from noon until the service today at the church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in Joshua’s memory at www.daycarter.com.

The Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memory Gardens are in charge of the arrangements.

Steven L. Shapuras

Feb. 4, 1956 — Nov. 14, 2008

Steven L. Shapuras, 52, Mitchell, passed away at 1:55 a.m. Friday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Born Feb. 4, 1956, in Westville, Ill., he was the son of Robert and Mary Ann (Delhaye) Shapuras. He married Michelle M. Tungate on May 10, 1980.

He worked for General Motors from 1974 until 2008, where he was a superintendent of quality control for General Motors in Fort Wayne.

He graduated from Westville High School in 1974 and General Motors Institute in 1979.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine Club in Danville, Ill. He enjoyed watching NASCAR (specifically following Kevin Harvick), and football, gardening and hunting with his friends, Rod, Gary, and Joe. He also enjoyed camping at Sugar Mill Lake with his family and dog, Scruffy, in the spring and summer months.

Surviving are his wife, Michelle Shapuras of Mitchell; a daughter, Jodi Shapuras of Mitchell; his parents, Robert and Mary Ann Shapuras of Westville, Ill.,; a brother, Robert W. Shapuras and wife Jill of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. C. Allen Colwell officiating.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Carl W. Stone

April 4, 1935 — Nov. 13, 2008

Carl W. Stone, 73, of 415 Ind. 458, Bedford went to be with the Lord at 7:53 p.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born, April 4, 1935, in Martin County, he was the son of Rafael D. and Ophia Marie (Bridgewater) Stone. He first married Becky Sue Mayden and she preceded him in death. He then married Mildred Fenander (Swango) on April 15, 1984, and she survives.

He was a retired meter reader with Public Service and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Surviving with his wife, Mildred are one son, Jeff Stone and wife Diane of Bloomington; one grandson, Matthew H. Stone of Bloomington; one granddaughter, Courtney E. Stone of Bloomington; one sister, Mary Alice Porter and husband Wally of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Russell L. Stone; and his first wife.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to: The Diabetes Association.

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

November 14, 2008

Harry C. Delpha

Jan. 19, 1910 — Nov. 13, 2008

Harry C. Delpha, 98, a lifetime resident of Oolitic, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Thursday at the StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born on Jan. 19, 1910, in Oolitic, he was the son of Henry Delpha and Mary (Bellotti) Delpha. He married Alma Moore on Nov. 18, 1933, and she passed away Dec. 3, 1986.

He was a milk deliveryman for Johnson Creamery and had routes in the north end of Bedford, Oolitic, East Oolitic all the way to Needmore. After more than 38 years he retired in 1970. Today, he is often fondly remembered by many as their milkman.

He was a Veteran of W.W. II serving with the Army Air Force and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Treva Olson and husband Ric of Bedford; two grandsons, Matt Parker and wife Alicia of Bedford and Miles Parker and wife Blaine of Bedford; and his great-grandson, Harrison Parker of Bedford. He is also survived by one brother, William (Bill) Delpha and wife Barbara of Bargersville; three sisters, Mabel Lewis of Mitchell, Pauline Baker and husband Harold of Bedford, and Ilene Wintergerst of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two children. Donald Eugene a toddler and Peggy an infant; five brothers, Louis, Jimmy, Robert (Bob), John and Paul who was an infant; and two sisters, Marjorie Christenberry and Mary Ellen Delpha.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call at Day & Carter Mortuary on Sunday, from 3 until 8 p.m. The family asks that you consider contributions to the charity of your choice in memory of Harry.

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

Deloris Craig

March 16, 1949 — Nov. 12, 2008

Deloris Craig, 59, Orleans, died at 1:57 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin Craig Jr., Orleans; two daughters, Teresa L. Craig, Martin County, and Jennifer J. Craig, Louisville; three sons, Chris M. Craig, Jesse B. Craig and Travis L. Craig, all of Bedford; one brother, Charles Roberts, Martin County; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will follow at Bonds Chapel.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. today at the family residence, 365 N. Fourth St., Orleans, and from noon until the service on Saturday at the church.

Online condolences are available at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

November 13, 2008

Mae E. Baldwin

Nov. 14, 1925 — Nov. 12, 2008

Mae E. Baldwin, 82, Salem, died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at Washington County Memorial Hospital.

She was a retired seamstress.

Survivors include two sons: Lonnie Baldwin, Sellersburg, and Joe Baldwin, Salem; three daughters: Phyllis Gorbett, Heltonville, Debbie Grimes, Salem, and Linda Allen, Campbellsburg; a sister, Nadean Crosby, Hartford, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem with Mike Tolliver and Rick Main officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

November 12, 2008

Lt. Col. J. Ken Hodges

April 18, 1935 — Nov. 10, 2008

Lt. Col. J. Ken Hodges, 73, U.S. Army Ret. passed away at 7:27 p.m. on Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born April 18, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Palmer Hodges and Rhue (Blackburn) Hodges.

He graduated from Bedford High School and Saint Martin’s College, Olympia, Wash. He then entered the Army as a Private and was promoted through the ranks to Sergeant First Class; he received a direct commission to Second Lieutenant Colonel June 1987 as a regular Army Lieutenant Colonel with 28 years of service.

A Bedford police officer for three years prior to being called to fly helicopters in Vietnam, he was dual rated aviator in helicopters and fixed wing single and multi engine, instrument rated in both types of aircraft and flew several thousand hours. Some of his assignments while in the Army were; two tours in Vietnam flying helicopters as an Air Calvary Commander, instructor pilot, Primary Helicopter Flight Training Center, Ft. Walters, Texas, Director of Custody, United States Military Prison, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Chief of Doctrine and Systems, VII Corps, Germany and many others. His decorations include; Master Aviator Wings, Legion of Merit, two Distinguish Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars, three, Meritorious Service Medals and along with several others.

After retirement from the Army, he was selected as Lawrence County’s Director of Community Corrections and was also a Probation Officer for 15 years before retiring again in 2002.

He was a charter member of the Community Baptist Fellowship Church, Life Member and Past Commander of the American Legion, Past Chef De Gare 40/8 and past Trustee of the Bedford Elks Lodge.

He married the former Connie Wever on Aug. 28, 1955, and Connie preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1998. He then married the former Sue Edington on Sept. 9, 2000, and Sue preceded him in death on July 16, 2006.

Surviving are one daughter, Kenna Jo Hodges of Bedford; one son, SGM Chris Hodges, U.S. Army, Ret. of California; one stepdaughter, Amy Davis of Indianapolis; three granddaughters: Kristen Hodges of Bloomington, Eileen Hodges of California and Mi Su Hodges of Virginia Beach, Va.; one grandson, Joey Hodges of Bedford; and one stepgranddaughter, Kylie Davis of Indianapolis.

Family members that preceded him in death are his grandparents; parents, Palmer and Rhue Blackburn Hodges; one son, Kay T. Hodges; two brothers: Gene and Charles Hodges; two sisters: Margaret Bridwell and Mary Stapp, and one granddaughter, Christa Hodges.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Community Baptist Fellowship with Rev. Jon Lineback and Eric Kennedy officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the church by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Cresthaven Cemetery.

Friends may call at Community Baptist Fellowship from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. until the service on Friday.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Baptist Fellowship to either the Susie Hodges Memorial Library or the Memorial Garden.

Gloria Stottman

July 31, 1940 — Nov. 7, 2008

Gloria Stottman, 68, Woodridge, Va., died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday at her daughter’s home in Virginia.

Born July 31, 1940 in Clark County, she was the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Thelma (Ogle) Dickey. She married Wallace Stottman and he preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1994.

She was a homemaker, a former member of First Baptist Church of Bedford, a member of Restoration Christian Center of Bedford and Central Baptist of Woodbridge, Va.

She worked at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was a loving mother, daughter, sister, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. Family was her life.

Survivors include six children: Janice Williams of Virginia, Steve Zollman of Bedford, Jim Zollman of Virginia, Donnie Zollman of Mitchell, Todd Zollman of Indiana and 14 grandchildren: Jennifer Rankin, Donnie Williams, Jordan Zollman, Jossi Zollman, Samantha Zollman, Christopher (Todd) Zollman, Jeremiah Zollman, Aaron Zollman, Alexis Zollman, Alannah Zollman, Zoe Zollman, and Zane Zollman; three great-grandchildren: Abbey Rankin, Lilly Rankin and Richard Keller; and one brother, Ronald Dickey of Nabb.

She was preceded in death by, brothers and sisters: Leroy “Jack” Dickey, Donnie Dickey, Jeanie Brown and Judy Neal.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Terry Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

November 10, 2008

John D. Overton

Dec. 19, 1954 — Nov. 8, 2008

John David Overton, 53, of Bedford, passed away at 4:33 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1954, he was the son of Charles Overton and Georgetta (Spaulding) Overton.

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

Surviving are one brother, Ed Overton of Outer Banks, N.C.; two sisters, Sharon Overton of Charlestown, and Sheila Flick and husband Mike of Fayetteville; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Overton; stepgrandmother, Margaret Spaulding; and two uncles, Joe and Robert Spaulding.

Private services will be in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Kenny Waldon officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Michael D. Reynolds

July 18, 1961 — Nov. 6, 2008

Michael David Reynolds, 47, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence.

Born July 18, 1961, he was the son of Orvil David Reynolds and Judy Miller, who survive.

Surviving with his parents are one son, Tim Reynolds of Bedford; one brother, Mark Reynolds of Elkhart, one grandson, Thor Reynolds of Bedford; and his grandmother, Wilabel Todd of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

November 09, 2008

Carl R. Leonard

April 6, 1922 — Nov. 8, 2008

Carl R. Leonard, 86, Orleans, passed away at 8:42 a.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

Born April 6, 1922, in Orange County, he was the son of Andrew C. and Flossie (White) Leonard. He married Evelyn E. Garrison on Oct. 20, 1946.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Carl retired from the U.S. Forestry Service in Bedford with 30 years of service as a surveyor and inspector.

He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn E. Leonard of Orleans; sons, William C. Leonard and wife Ann, Brent D. Leonard and wife Kim, and Brad J. Leonard and wife Marty, all of Bedford; grandchildren, Andrea, Carl, Christie, Andrew, Seth, Sara, Abby, Angie, Caitlin, Elizabeth, Matt Woods and family and Chris Woods; great-grandchildren, Gage, Jaiden, Anna, Shanna, Devin, Casey, Shawn, Nathaniel, Dalton, Joel, Matt Phillips, Nicki Jones, Casey Jones, and Stacy Phillips; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, James and Robert Leonard; sister, Lucille Meadors; grandson, Rodney Scheidler; and great-grandson, Haiden Leonard, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Paoli Community Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Englewood Baptist Church.

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

Mary Alice (Todd) Stevens, 87

May 27, 1921 — Nov. 4, 2008

Mary Alice (Todd) Stevens, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington after a short illness.

Born May 27, 1921, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Delbert A. and Ethel (Allen) Todd.

She retired from Indiana Limestore Company after 33 years in the personnel office and had worked many happy years in the office at RCA prior to World War II.

Her parents, Delbert A. and Ethel (Allen) Todd; her husband John Jay Stevens; her sisters Thelma Lois Todd, Gaile Cummings, Marjorie Todd and Dorothy Dean (as a child); and also one brother, Ralph F. Todd, and another brother in infancy preceded her in death.

She will sadly be missed by her two daughters, Susan Ann Vallion of Fort Wayne and Diana Gaile Bryant of Bedford; her two sons-in-law Robert D. Vallion and Johnie Bryant; three grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Laura Isom (Todd) Gross of Bloomington, Rob (Susan) Bryant of Indianapolis and Rachel Bryant (Brad) Harmon of Portland, Oregon. Five great-grandchildren will miss her hugs and kisses and “special treats” she always shared at the kitchen table.

A more honest person could not be found.

A graveside service was at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Bro. Max Timbrook officiated.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastain funeralhome.com.

Linda Rose Tucker, 71

June 19, 1937 — Nov. 7, 2008

Linda Rose Tucker, 71, of North Vernon, formerly of Paoli and Mitchell, died Friday at St. Vincent-Jennings Hospital.

She worked in home health care.

Survivors include three sons, Joe Tucker of North Vernon, Frank Tucker of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Anthony Tucker of Moorehead, Ky., and one daughter, Paula Miles of Paoli.

Services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Vernon Cemetery.

Friends may call 5 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family through the funeral home.

November 07, 2008

Raymond H. Baker

April 23, 1958 — Nov. 5, 2008

Raymond H. Baker, 50, Mitchell, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sue (Asbury) Baker, Mitchell; his parents, Harold and Lois Morris, Blackhawk, S.D., and Ralph and Betty Bailey, Washington; daughters, Theresa Coover, Minnesota and Kelli Wright, Illinois; brothers Terry Baker, Arkansas and Tommy Baker, Arizona; a sister, Wanda Morris, Washington; and two grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Roy E. Dotts

June 16, 1947 — Nov. 6, 2008

Roy E. Dotts, 61, 689 Parks Addition Road, Mitchell, passed away at 3:37 a.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 16, 1947, in Mitchell, he was the son of Mancil and Hautice (Mustain) Dotts. He married Jerry “Jeri” Canfield on Sept. 15, 1966.

Roy retired from Crider and Crider in Bloomington. He was a member of Harvest Community Church and graduated from Mitchell High School.

Surviving are his wife, Jeri Dotts of Mitchell; son Richard Eugene Dotts of Mitchell; daughter, Stacie Hopper and husband Scott of Mitchell; sisters, Ruth Allen of Mitchell, Virginia Chandler of Chiefland, Fla., Linda Edwards of Mitchell, Lela Helms of Bloomfield, and Kathy Blake of Mitchell; brothers, David Dotts of Leesville, and Roger Dotts of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Kimberly and Kari Hopper.

His parents; sister, Stella Eisele; and brothers, Lee and Robert Dotts, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers will be Ronnie Brewer, Tim Dotts, Mike Compton, Mike Canfield, Scott Hopper and John Johnson.

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

November 06, 2008

Geneva A. Bass

Feb. 9, 1933 — Nov. 4, 2008

Geneva A. Grissom Bass, 75, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Martin County, died Tuesday at Doctor’s Hospital in Sarasota.

Born Feb. 9, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Gertie (Sellers) Grissom. She married Robert Bass and he survives.

She retired from NWSC Crane in 1992. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Bass of Sarasota; three sons: Dave Roush and wife Carola of Linton, John Roush and wife Kassie of Washington, and Dan Roush and wife Connie of Shoals; one daughter, Jennifer Martin and husband Richard of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two stepsons: Eric Bass and wife Theresa of Bloomington, and Michael Bass and wife Lori of Martinsville; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Leona Gala of Sarasota, Fla., and Genie Warner of Gas City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Wahneeta Shelton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Williams with Brother Tom East officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Williams.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Robert W. Brown Sr.

Feb. 19, 1926 — Nov. 4, 2008

Robert Walter “Bob” Brown Sr., 82, Bedford, died at 5:37 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Heltonville, the son of Marshall and Maudie (Withers) Brown. He first married Betty Lou Kinder and she preceded him in death on July 24, 1975. He then married Geraldine Evans on Feb. 19, 1982, and she survives.

He was a purchasing agent at NWSC Crane. He graduated form Shawswick High School with the class of 1944. He was a member of Southland Church of Christ and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife Geraldine Brown of Bedford; are three sons: Robert W. Brown II of Bedford, Leslie Brown and wife Tammy of French Lick, and Jeff Evans and wife Terri of Williams; two daughters: Sharon Koppelman and husband Terry of Warba, Minn., and Janie Hunter and husband Danny of Heltonville; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Chapman of Williams; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Harold, Bill and Arthur Brown, and one sister, Marjorie Lynch.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Rose L. Moffitt

June 1, 1947 — Nov. 4, 2008

Rose L. Moffitt, 61, Shoals, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born June 1, 1947, in Washington, she was the daughter of Paul and Louise (Hellums) Padgett. She married Paul G. Moffitt on Feb. 17, 1964, at St. John’s Rectory in Loogootee.

She worked at Perfect Fit in Loogootee until her illness. She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her husband, Paul G. Moffitt, Shoals; two daughters: Virginia Steele and husband Richard of Springville, and Victoria Sipes and husband Neil of Indian Springs; four sons: Paul Joseph (serving in Iraq with the National Guard) and wife Darlene of Loogootee, Jason Moffitt of Shoals, William James and wife Rachel of Shoals, and Patrick and his companion Rayna Crisp of Loogootee; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Ridgway and her husband Larry of Loogootee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

November 05, 2008

John D. ‘Jack’ Canfield

April 24, 1933 — Nov. 3, 2008

John D. “Jack” Canfield, 75, Bedford, died at 5:28 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 24, 1933, in Shoals, the son of Harry L. and Vern M. (Courtright) Candfield. He married Mira Jo Guthrie in 1952, and she survives.

He worked in the grocery business; last at Midtown Food Market in Bedford; he started at Kroger in Bedford in 1950, and later owned Canfield Grocery in Bedford.

He is a 1951 graduate of Bedford High School, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he served as president of the Parish Council, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166, and served as a board member of Southern Indiana Center for Independent LIving (SICIL).

Surviving with his wife, Mira Jo Canfield of Bedford are two daughters: Cathy Canfield of Bedford, and Terri Delisle and husband Frank of Colleyville, Texas; one son, J. Micheal Canfield and wife Robin of Bloomington; four grandsons: Justin, Jared and John G. Canfield, and Ryan Delisle; two granddaughters: Stacie Deckard and husband Tyler, and Samantha Menna and husband Silvio; six great-grandchildren: Taylor and Ian Canfield, Olivia Newlin, Max Deckard, Ellie Canfield, and Caitlyn Menna; one sister, Lucile Gilstrap of Crawfordsville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jane Corbin; and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Viola F. Hicks

July 1, 1917 — Nov. 4, 2008

Viola F. Hicks, 91, 3108 Shawnee Drive, Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 1, 1917, in Petersburg, she was the daughter of Louie F. and Oma Estelle (Willis) Traylor. She married Robert E. Hicks, who preceded her in death in 1992.

She had worked at Woolworth and J.C. Penney, was a member of New Union Christian Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

She is survived by four sons: Robert Earl Hicks Jr., James R. Hicks, Joe D. Hicks, and Timothy L. Hicks, all of Bedford; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert Traylor of Indianapolis, and Donald Traylor of Petersburg; and two sisters: Norma June Naylor of Owensboro, Ky., and Marjorie Jean Colgate of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Gary E. Hicks; and one grandson, Robert Dale Hicks.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in New Union Christian Church Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Union Christian Church in memory of Viola F. Hicks.

William L. Craig

May 21, 1921 — Nov. 3, 2008

William Lloyd Craig, 87, a resident of Core Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of 3231 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 12:15 a.m. on Monday at Core Nursing and Rehab.

Born May 21, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William E. and Loda (Canada) Craig. He married Marjorie A. Wilson on Sept. 30, 1939, and she survives.

He was a minister, a carpenter and builder. He was a member of the Glenn Lawn Pentecostal Church of Seymour. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. He shared the love of God with everyone he met.

Surviving with his wife, Marjorie of Bedford; is one son, William P. Craig and wife Doris of Bloomington; three daughters: Judith A. Melvin of Bedford, Janice G. Lewis and husband Jerry of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Joy Ellen Hunt and husband Jon of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Glen Craig of Belleview, Fla., and Ted Craig of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters: Lois Shelton and husband Orville of West Virginia, and Ruthie Sanders and husband Lloyd of Seymour; and one half-brother, Matthew Craig of Heltonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one grandson, W. Troy Craig; two brothers: Wilbur and Roy Craig; and one sister, Mildred Townsend.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Homer Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Silverville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Glenn Lawn Pentecostal Church.

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

Roselene E. Frank

Sept. 19, 1924 — Nov. 3, 2008

Roselene E. (Miller) Frank, 84, Hardinsburg, died at 7 p.m. Monday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Martin J. Frank Sr., Hardinsburg; six daughters: Sharon Brockman, Dayton, Ohio, Janet Harris and Sondra Breckel, both of Louisville, Pam Wolfe, Paoli, Katrina Way, Bedford, and Donna Frank, Dale; four sons: Ronald Bowman, Schenectady, N.Y., Bruce Bowman, Scotia, N.Y., Martin Franks Jr., Orleans, and Danny Frank, Bloomington; three sisters: Carolyn Lawson, Rockport, and Virginia Lesher and Leona Saylor, both of Louisville; one brother, Oscar Miller, Louisville; 23 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Paoli. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Stevens

May 27, 1921 — Nov. 4, 2008

Mary Alice (Todd) Stevens, 87, Bedford, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bedford.

She had been personnel director at Indiana Limestone Co.

Survivors include two daughters: Suzanne Vallion, Fort Wayne, and Diana Bryant, Bedford; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lawrenceport Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

November 04, 2008

James R. Horner

March 25, 1924 — Nov. 3, 2008

James R. Horner, 84, 12012 Tunnelton Road, Bedford, died at 10:17 a.m. Monday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born March 25, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thomas and Frieda (Rimke) Horner. He first married Jean Sherrill, who preceded him in death in 1973. He married Joann Fish on Oct. 25, 1988, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Bedford, and she survives.

He was waste water treatment operator at General Motors, and an assistant to Leonard Clark DVM. He was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, a member of UAW No. 440, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving with his wife, Joann Horner of Bedford; are one son, James A. Horner and wife Anita of Bedford; three daughters: Jill Green and husband Bob of Greencastle, Debbie Todd and husband Toby of Heltonville, and Sherry Baker and husband Tracy of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Romolo and husband Louis of Mercerville, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean (Sherrill) Horner; and four brothers: Robert, Thomas, Donovan “Bub,” and Jack Horner.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Jeff Hudelson and Brother Fred Barger officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in memory of James R. Horner.

November 03, 2008

James W. Eversole

May 13, 1947 — Oct. 31, 2008

James Wallace Eversole, 61, Mitchell, passed away at his home with his beloved wife and cherished children and grandchildren by his side on Oct. 31, at 7:10 p.m. He has gone to be with Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jim was born of goodly parents, John Wallace and Lorena (McPherson) Eversole, on May 13, 1947, in Bedford, and they preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1964, and Jan. 29, 2005.

He is survived by his wife, Marianne Lemen Eversole, whom he married on Nov. 9, 1979.

He is survived by one son, John and his wife Kathy, and their three daughters, Bethany Lynn, Gabbrielle Elizabeth, and Chloe Ann of Plano, Texas.

He is also survived by five daughters, Susan Ray and husband Mike of Mitchell, and their three daughters, Emily Susanne Wing and husband Ryan, and their daughter, Alexis Jayne of Indianapolis; Ashley White and husband Roger, and their daughter, Lilian Grace of Orleans; Amanda Barrett and husband Brad of Provo, Utah; Sharon Minton and husband Matt of Plainfield; Jill True and her children Devan Elaine, and Christian Alan of Mitchell; Betsy Pace and husband Kevin, and their three daughters, Kirsten Elaine, Sierra Beth, and Heidi Louise of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Elizabeth Richardson and her husband Steve, and their two daughters, Elaine and Madelynn Ann of Greewood.

He is also survived by his brother, Robert Keith Eversole and his wife Brenda of Madison, and their daughter, Sarah Beth Andrews and husband Shannon, and their daughter, Ava Maxine of Hope.

Jim graduated from Mitchell High School in 1965. He helped his mother with their walnut business, Eversole Products, for several years. He worked at gypsum for eight years, and Central Foundry for 25 years. He also owned Eversole Telephone Systems for over 25 years. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He held many callings in the church and loved serving our Savior. He loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed nature and loved hunting, target practice, fishing, and walking at Spring Mill State Park with his wife, Marianne before his illness. He became ill with leukemia in February 2006. The courage, faith, and strength he showed made him a giant among men and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The funeral will be in Bedford at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1010 22nd Street, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Chastain Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Honorary pallbearers are: Aaron Ray, Joe DeWeese. and Shannon Fitzhugh. Pallbearers will be his son, John Eversole, his sons-in-law, Mike Ray, Kevin Pace, Steve Richardson, Matt Minton, and Steven Johnson, his brother, Bob Eversole, and his only grandson, Christian True.

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

Thelma Davis

July 12 1920 — Oct. 31, 2008

Thelma Davis, 88, of Bedford, died at 10:35 a.m. on Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 12, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Enoch and Stacie (Bundy) Patton.

She was employed as an insurance agent at the Adamson Agency in Bedford.

She married Charles G. Davis on Oct. 11, 1941, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca Ward and husband Alfred of Bedford; two grandchildren, Stacie Collins and husband Benjamin of Greenwood, and Grant Ward and wife Bethany of Bloomington; two great-grandchildren, Evan and Wyatt Ward.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Alice Root and Betty Mathis.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on today at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Central Church of Christ.

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

Olive A. Holler

June 20, 1913 — Oct. 31, 2008

Olive A. Holler, 95, Fayetteville, died at 9:20 p.m. on Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born June 20, 1913, in Taswell, she was the daughter of James and Maude (Taylor) Wilson. She married early in life to Orford Berwick, then married in 1941 Rev. William G. Holler, he preceded her in death in 1981.

She worked locally as a secretary for Ted Jones Agency, & Howard Keach Agency.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School class of 1931, a member of First Nazarene Church in Fort Myers, Fla., and also attended Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon Younger and husband Howard of Fayetteville; three sons, Bill Holler and wife Rosario of Las Vegas, Nev., David Holler and wife Donna of Oolitic, and Jim Holler and wife Judy of Ft. Myers, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Joey Younger and wife Pam, Christy Williams and husband Jeff, Wendy Ramsey and husband Scott all of Fayetteville, Karen Williams and husband Bobby of Collierville, Tenn., Casiana Holler of Las Vegas, Judy Valle and husband Gary of Fontana, Calif., Ricardo and wife Charlotte of New York, Angela McKelvey of Fort Inn, S.C., Jennifer Holler of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Michael Holler of Bedford; two stepgrandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; five brothers, Raymond in infancy, Frank, Harry, Earl, and her twin Ollie; one sister, Hazel in infancy; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Brother Kenny Walden, Brother Jeff Williams, and Brother Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be John and Jeff Williams, Michael Holler, Scott Ramsey, Greg Joyner, Joey Younger, Curt Deckard, Steven Williams

Donations can be made to the Fayetteville Baptist Church Youth Group.

She loved children and always worked with little ones at the church, everyone called her Grandma. Olive was an accomplished pianist and played both piano and organ for her church. She resided for many years in San Carlos Park in Fort Myers, Fla., and moved back to Indiana in 1996. She now resides in Heaven, in the presence of her Lord and Savior.

Joan E. Emery

Nov. 25, 1970 — Oct. 28, 2008

Joan Elizabeth Emery passed away in Bloomington on Oct. 28, 2008. She was born Nov. 25, 1970, in Woodstock, Ill., to Marlene Emery and Ed Emery. She was named for her paternal grandmother, Joan Emery Prentiss.

She began vocalizing at just a few days old sitting propped up in an infant seat in her pram while her mother played songs for her on the piano.

Joan never stopped singing, and she also taught herself to play piano, which she did all through high school at Bedford North Lawrence and at Marian Heights Academy. She then took her beautiful voice to Vincennes University, where she appeared in many productions. A scholarship, the Joan Emery musical grant, was established by her mother through the Lawrence County Community Foundation to honor her.

In 1989 Joanie sang all over Russia on a trip with her mom. Joan was thrilled to be starting school next term in Art & Design, for which her talent was equal to her musical talent. She composed many musical pieces and painted lovely pictures and she also had a delightful sense of humor.

Joan loved her nieces and nephews: Amanda and Jamie Sands, Rachel, Noah, Tim, Martha Joy, Mary and Molly Batz, Kate and Eamon Emery, Carli Miller, and Chloe and Sam Buse. She also loved her brothers and sisters: Paul and wife Anna, J.J. and Colby and Greg Bruse, Natalie, Tim and Chris. She grieved intensely when her sister-in-law, Mandy Emery, passed away at age 32.

Joanie also sang at many funerals and weddings, even appearing on the Roseanne Barr television show in California in 1999.

She loved her father and mother dearly and her step-family: Mother Ginny, brothers Eddie and Billy, sister Annie and Annie’s children, also her Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jim Graves. She loved animals almost as much as people.

The Bedford Little Theatre was that place which showcased many of Joanie’s singing and acting talents.

All her family will miss her and think of her when they hear David Lanz piano music; “Somewhere Over the Rainbow;” “Wind Beneath My Wings;” “Remember Me” from Phantom of the Opera, and “Amazing Grace” which she sang opening for Twila Paris in Las Vegas, Nev.

The chubby baby with strawberry blond hair is now singing in the Lord’s heavenly choir and livening things up within those pearly gates.

Visitation will be today from 4-8 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home.

Services will be on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bedford Limestone Girls Club, 2009 19th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

November 01, 2008

Virginia Baker

Sept. 3, 1917 — Oct. 30, 2008

Virginia Baker, 91, Princeton, Ky., formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday at Caldwell County Hospital in Princeton, following a long illness.

Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Sherman and Mabel G. (Donaldson) Conley. She married Jesse Loren Baker on Dec. 31, 1938, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1980.

She was a billing clerk and retired from Carpenter Body Works. Virginia was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Princeton and the First Baptist Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include a son, James Baker and wife Betty of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, JoAnne “Jody” Walker and husband Ken of Princeton, Ky.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; husband; one sister; and two brothers preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

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

Arlie W. Burchard

Feb. 1, 1922 — Oct. 30, 2008

Arlie Walter Burchard, 86, of 1870 River Road, Tunnelton, died at 7 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Feb. 1, 1922, in Parkersburg, W.Va., he was the son of George and Margaret Mae (Garrison) Burchard. He moved from West Virginia to Indianapolis where he was employed at Wheelers Restaurant. There he met and married Helen G. Dorsett and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2007.

He was a heavy equipment operator for B & LS construction and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local. He enjoyed working on and trading cars. He attended Old Union Christian Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Arlisha Charles and husband Scott of Tunnelton; three sons, Robert Dean Burchard and wife Sandra Kay, Don Burchard and Bill Burchard all of Williams; grandchildren, Trisha and Eric East, Kenneth, Tracy, Jason and Donnie Burchard, Angela Bellush; great-grandchildren, Shane Coulter, Sierra, Victoria, Rider, Aiden Isaac and Brianna Burchard, and Tyler Bellush; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, George Jr., Roy and Earl Burchard; and two sisters, Emma Lewis and Oleta Duckworth.

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

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from noon 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 Arlie at www.daycarter.com.

Pallbearers will be: Kenneth, Tracy, Donnie and Jason Burchard, Eric East, Michael Bellush.

Diana S. Tabor

June 18, 1951

Diana S. Tabor, 57, 2104 J St. Bedford, died at her residence.

Born June 18, 1951, in Scottsburg, she was the daughter of Stanley L. & Martha Jean (Sullivan) Haganman.

She was divorced.

She was disabled and formerly employed at Otis Elevator in Bloomington. She was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include one sister, Gina Hancock of Mitchell; three nephews, Jeffrey Hancock and wife Jamie, and Jeremiah Hancock, all of Mitchell, and Derek Faubion and wife Lindsey of Bedford; three great-nieces, Lynndsey Hancock of Mitchell, and Olivia & Alexis Faubion of Bedford; one aunt, Marietta Maudlin of Salem; and a cousin and close friend, Dawn Brown of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Cheryl Haganman

Private arrangements have been made. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Clyde S. Lane

Sept. 20, 1920 — Oct. 30, 2008

Clyde S. Lane, 88, Bloomfield, formerly of Wickliffe, died at 6:50 a.m. Thursday at Westview Manor in Bedford.

He was retired from General Motors in Speedway, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred E. (Smith) Lane, Bloomfield; a son, Clyde “Richard” Lane, Bloomfield; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dallas Lane, Phoenix, Ariz.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the McAdams Mortuary. Burial will be in the Taswell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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