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1997 3rd Quarter Obituaries

9/29/97

Batman – Elnora Elizabeth Batman of Shoals died Monday, September 29, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Monroe County on November 16, 1932, she was the daughter of Walter and Lela (Patton) Hadden. She married Walter L. Batman on October 3, 1981, and he survives.

Surviving in addition to her husband of Shoals are two sons, Preston Batman of Shoals and Lee Palmer of Ellettsville, IN; five daughters: Lucy Beavans and Shirley Palmer, both of Bloomington, Donna Stilmack of Flagstaff, AZ, Karen Hewitt and Rebecca Batman, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Melvin, Lloyd, Floyd, and Roger Hadden, all of Bloomington, IN; and three sisters: Arlenia Hadden of Madison, IN, Eva Eagan of Bedford, Angie Mosier of Indiana. She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters, and her parents.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Elnora Batman will be Wednesday, October 1st, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 30th, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

9/27/97

Collins – Greg D. Collins of Williams died Saturday, September 27, 1997, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. The son of Donald and Barbara (Pace) Collins, he was born in Lawrence County on February 8, 1960.

Surviving are his mother of Williams; his step-mother, Mary Collins of Williams; seven sisters: Rita Bell, Teresa Baker, and Susan Deckard, all of Williams, Nancy Mack of Panama, Sharon Goodpaster of French Lick, Gail Terrell of Mitchell, and Brenda Lamar of Kale; two brothers, Joe Collins of French Lick and Steven Gibson of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was of Protestant faith and was a tool and die maker at Regal-Beloit in Mitchell for 17 years.

Services for Greg Collins will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Max Abel and Pastors Kay Pruett and Tim Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the mortuary from 5-9 p.m. Monday, September 29th, and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 30th.

9/26/97

Apple – Mary Jeanette Apple of Mitchell died Friday, September 26, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. The daughter of Harley and J. Mearl (Thomas) Anderson, she was born in Lawrence County on May 29, 1914. She married Albert Apple, who preceded her in death in 1995.

Survivors include one aunt, Christine Thomas of Mitchell; several cousins, including Buddy Thomas and Stephen Thomas, both of Mitchell, Gail Richard and Neveda Hay, both of Bedford.

She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution John Wallace Chapter, and Colonial Dames. She had worked as a secretary at Purdue University.

Services for Mary Jeanette Apple will be at 1l:00 a.m. Monday, September 29th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with the Rev.David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, September 28th, at the mortuary.

9/25/97

Girdley – Frank E. Girdley of Owensburg, IN, died Thursday, September 25, 1997, at his residence. Born April 8, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Opal and Clara (Morris) Girdley. He married Mary Parsley on August 31, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary, of Owensburg, are four daughters: Marsha Girdley of Owensburg, Rita Key of Bedford, Sherri Bartlett of Heltonville, and Tammi Caswell of Springville; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters; JoAnn Shields of Arlington, TX, and Frances Lentz of Unionville, IN. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Girdley, one son, Mark Girdley, and one sister, Bessie Heimann.

He was retired from NWSC Crane after 31 years of service. He was a member of Oolitic Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He served on the Board of Directors for Eastern Heights Water Corp, was a volunteer fire chief for Owensburg Volunteer Fire Dept. for 30 years, and was a Boy Scout Master for 17 years.

Services for Frank Girdley will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Bro. Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday, September 26th, and from 10 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at the mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford.

9/23/97

Beasley – Walter Beasley of Mitchell died Tuesday. September 23, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of Mark and Ethel (Brown) Beasley, he was born in Mitchell on June 9, 1918. He married Margueritte Sylvester on August 1, 1942, and she survives.

Surviving also are one son, Edward Beasley of Mitchell and one sister, Frances Harrison of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by one son, Stephen R. Beasley, and one sister Mellie Quackenbush.

He was a tool and die pattern make at General Motors Powertrain and after 33 years of service. He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 223, F&AM.

Services for Walter Beasley will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with the Rev. Ron Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, September 25th, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

McCain – Paul E. McCain of Bedford died Tuesday, September 23, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Clarence and Pearl (Peyton) McCain, he was born in Lawrence County on November 9, 1925. He married Louise Mitchell, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Steve McCain of Bedford, John Dale McCain of South Carolina, Robert McCain of Mitchell, and Jim McCain of Las Vegas; five sisters: Frances Turpin, Marie Jackson,Ruth Rainey, Helen Reynolds, and Barbara Payton, all of Bedford; two brothers, Robert McCain of Bedford and Kenneth McCain of Elizabethtown; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest McCain.

He was employed by Indiana Gas Co. for 37 years and was a World War II veteran of the Merchant Marines. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and a past member of the Optimist Club.

Services for Paul McCain will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 26th, at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Thursday, September 25th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the mortuary.

9/21/97

Hughes – Evan Kimble Hughes of Bedford died Sunday, September 21, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of Eric And Brandi (Kimble) Hughes, he was born in Bloomington on February 3, 1997.

In addition to his parents, other survivors include the paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Hughes of Bedford; the paternal grandparents, Jerry and Karen Hughes of Bedford; the maternal grandparents, Bill and Bev Kimble of Bedford; the paternal great grandparents, Rose Saunders and Josephine Hughes, both of Bedford; the maternal great grandparents; Russell and Dorothy Kimble of Mitchell, Jerrie Ramey of Mitchell, and Neal and Angie Odom of Illinois; the maternal great great grandmother, Bertha Crockett of Kentucky; two uncles and three aunts.

Services for Evan Hughes will be Wednesday, September 24th, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Private family committal services will be at Cresthaven. Friends may call Tuesday, September 23rd from 2-9 p.m. at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford — "Evan Kimble Hughes Memorial Fund" in care of Bedford Federal Savings and Loan Bank.

Lawson – Bertha May Lawson of Bedford, formerly of Bloomington, died Sunday, September 21, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Charles and Ethel (Minks) Minks, she was born in Monroe County on December 18, 1923. She married Walter Lawson, and he survives. Other survivors are six nieces and six nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lyle Beard, an infant brother, Robert Minks; and five sisters: Bessie Ridenbark, Louise Ritter, Nellie McCoy, Edna Bell, and Olive Raynolds.

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

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd, at Edwards Cemetery in Monroe County, with the Rev. David E. Ferry officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Day Mortuary in Bloomington.

Miller – Ida Florence Miller of Springville died Sunday, September 21, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born November 25, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bluphord and Eliza (Pierce) Hackler. She married James Orland Miller on September 2, 1931, and he died August 27, 1975.

Surviving are two sons, Otis L. Miller of Springville and Clyde O. Miller of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry S. Miller, and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and had been a foster parent to 26 children. She was a member of Old Union Christian Church.

Services for Ida Miller will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 24th, at Day & Carter Mortuary, with Bros. Fred Couch and Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 23rd, at the mortuary.

9/19/97

Esarey – Frances Esarey of Bedford died Friday, September 29, 1997, at Lockefield Village in Indianapolis. The daughter of William and Mattie (Richardson) Irwin, she was born March 27, 1919, in Shelbyville.

Survivors include two sons, William Esarey of Plainfield and John Esarey of Defiance, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Hollinden of Greenwood and Bernardine Bird of Brumfield, Colorado; two sisters and two brothers; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her husband, Bernard Esarey, preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Frances Esarey will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 23rd, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Cox officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Garden. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, September 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

9/17/97

Moore – Trisha R. Moore of Bedford died Wednesday, September 17, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The daughter of James and Sheila (Mullis) Moore, she was born in Bedford on September 30, 1979.

She is survived by her parents, one brother, Tyler James Moore, at home; maternal grandparents, William & Ruth Mullis of Mitchell; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Colleen (Moore) Catlett of Bedford; paternal great grandmother, Mary S. Meadows of Springville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandfather and great grandfather.

She was a senior at Bedford North Lawrence High School, attended Indiana Cosmetology Academy where she was to graduate at midterm, and was employed at Wendy's Restaurant. A member of Woodville Baptist Church, she attended White River Baptist Church.

Services for Trisha Moore will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Revs. Glen Hamer and Perry East officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/15/97

Barger – David James Barger, infant son of Frank L. and Sherry Barger of Bedford was stillborn Monday, September 15, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, Frank and Sherry (Simison) Barger of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Dave and Mary Barger; maternal grandparents, James and Dora Simison; three sisters, Julee Perry, Gina Barger, and Kimber Barger; three step-sisters: Destiny McFarland, Misty McFarland, and Victoria Cooper; and one step-brother, Marcus Cooper.

His family belongs to Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Bedford.

Private graveside services are scheduled for Saturday in Indianapolis. Arrangements were made by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Johnson – Fay Johnson of Dade City, FL, formerly of Mitchell, died September 15, 1997, at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Dade City. The son of Isaac and Nancy )Edwards) Johnson, he was born in Lawrence County on January 14, 1914. He married Mary Lawrence on December 20, 1946, and she survives.

In addition to his wife of Dade City, others survivors are one step-daughter, Carolyn Manganello of Grand Junction, CO; one step-son, Robert H. Taylor of Mitchell; and two sisters: Minda Mundy of Mitchell and Pearl Burton of Brownstown. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

He was a retired carpenter.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 19th, at Port Williams Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Kirby officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home.

Pierce – Helen Lone Pierce of Bedford died Monday, September 15, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. The daughter of Walter and Molly (Dillon) Shrout, she was born July 31, 1913, in Lawrence County. She married Raymond Lone on January 9, 1935, and he died August 25, 1975. She married Morgan Pierce September 21, 1979, and he died May 18, 1991.

She is survived by two daughters: Carolyn Shaver of Bedford and Shirley Sulenos of Pasadena, MD; one step-daughter, Wanda Lintz of Bedford; two step-sons: Jimmy Pierce and Glen Pierce, both of Bedford; two sisters: Frankie Cox and Mary Cassidy, both of Plainfield; twenty grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was retired from M. Fine & Sons. She was a member of Southland Church of Christ and Bedford Senior Citizens.

Funeral services for Helen Pierce will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Bro. Steven Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 17th, at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Dunn Adult Day Care Center or Bedford Senior Citizens.

9/13/97

Branaman – Carla J. Branaman of Bedford died Saturday, September 13, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bedford on October 1, 1953, the daughter of Carl J. and Mary L. (Tidd) Stapleton.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Carl J. and Norma Stapleton of Cannelton; three sisters, Jane Markham, Nancy Brown, and Mary Alice Simmons, all of Bedford; two stepbrothers, Ricky Tidd of Owensboro KY, and Marvin Tidd of Evansville; four nephews; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother, and two brothers, Danny Bailey and Michael D. Stapleton.

She was a graduate of Watterson College in Louisville, where she earned a degree as a licensed certified medical assistant. She was a medical assistant for Drs. A.P. Shadwani and R. P. Austin for seventeen years. She was a member of Medora Christian Church, the American Medical Association, and United Ostomy Association.

Funeral services for Carla Branaman will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 16th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Bro. Stan Thomas and Ralph Turner officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, September 15th, and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Close – Evelyn R. Johnson Close of Bedford, formerly of Spencer, died Saturday, September 13, 1997, at her residence. The daughter of Merle and Lillian (Brown) Terrell, she was born in Lawrence County on March 3, 1925. She first married James Johnson, then Elmer Johnson, and later Stanley Harper, all of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons: James Johnson of Georgia, David E. Johnson of Bloomington, and Anthony Johnson and Stanley Harper, both of Bedford; three daughters: Lillian R. Hughes and Diana Stogdill, both of Bedford, and Barbara Wilson of Springville; twenty-one grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands, one brother, Robert Terrell, and two grandchildren.

Funeral services for Evelyn Close will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Jim Woodward officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 16th, at the mortuary.

9/12/97

Earl – Othell May Ear.of Bedford died Friday, September 12, 1997, at her daughter's home. The daughter of Warren and Cynthia (Williams) Nicholson, she was born in Fort Ritner on June 5, 1908. She married Homer Earl on January 22, 1927, and he preceded her in death on Mary 11, 1966.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Lambrecht of Bedford; one sister, Dorothy Bellush of Bedford; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Ella Nicholson; and four brothers, Arval, Otis, Homer, and Clifford Nicholson.

She was retired from M.Fine & Co., Bedford, and then was retired from the Carousel Restaurant. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Bedford and the Order of Eastern Star No. 129.

Services for Othell May Earl will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastors Glenn Duncan and John Dodd officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday, September 15th, and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the mortuary. Members of Eastern Star will conduct an Eastern Star memorial service Monday at 7 p.m. at the mortuary.

9/11/97

Root – Fred P. Root of Bedford died Thursday, September 11, 1997, at his residence. Born in Lawrence County on December 15, 1914, he was the son of Norman and Celia (Speer) Root. He married Wilma L. Cooper on November 26, 1936, and she died May 8, 1978. He then married Bernice Whalen on August 2, 1980, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Norma Faye of Salem; one stepson, Kenneth Buher of Mitchell; one sister, Ruth Tatom of Bedford; four step-grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; and two step great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two stepsisters, Gertie and Marie.

Starting as a bundle boy at Reliance, he was later promoted to foreman. He was retired from M. Fine and Sons as plant superintendent in 1980. A 1932 graduate of Shawswick High School, he was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the B.P.O. Elks No. 826, and the Farm Bureau. He was an active farmer.

Services for Fred Root will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Floyd Plake officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12-9 p.m. Sunday, September 14th, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday. The Elks Memorial Services will be conducted on Sunday at 7 p.m. by members of B.P.O. Elks No. 826.

9/9/97

Kern – Glen W. Kern of Bedford died Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Quincy and Etta (Stultz) Kern, he was born in Lawrence County on December 29, 1915. He married Ilah Richardson on February 7, 1944, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife of Bedford are one son, Ron Kern of Bedford; one daughter, Janet Lynch of Williams; one brothers, Erwin Kern of Bedford; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson.

He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and was retired from General Motors Powertrain.

Services for Glen Kern will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, September 11th, at the mortuary.

Martin – James L. Martin of Bedford died Tuesday, September 9, 1997, at his residence. The son of Ollie and Dessie (Oliver) Martin, he was born in Lawrence County on September 1, 1926. He married Helen Speer, and she survives.

Other survivors are one son, Kenneth Martin of Bedford; one daughter, Sharon Martin of Bedford; five grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

He was a farmer and had worked in the limestone mills. He was a World War II Army veteran and of Protestant faith.

Services for James Martin will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. September 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 10th, at the mortuary.

9/07/97

Elkins – Gary Elkins of Bedford died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at his residence. The son of Carroll E. and Mildred L. (May) Elkins, he was born in Lawrence County on July 8, 1950.

Survivors include his mother of Bedford; one son, Darren Elkins of Indianapolis; one step-daughter, Shelly Gilbert of Bloomington; three brothers, Mike, Rich, and Steven Elkins, all of Bedford; one sister, Cathy Colvin of Washington; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was an employee of Ford Electronics in Bedford, a member of United Auto Workers Local of Ford Electronics, and Hoosier Hills Flying Club, where he was an instructor. He was of Protestant faith.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, September 11th, at the mortuary.

George – Thomas Christopher George of Bedford died at Dunn Memorial Hospital on Sunday, September 7, 1997, as the result of a 4-wheeler accident. The son of David George and Jennifer (Giles) Manzenberger, he was born March 2, 1981, in Bedford, IN.

Surviving in addition to the parents are the step-father, Donald Manzenberger of Bedford; two sisters, Avery and Abbey Manzenberger, at home; two brothers, Alex Manzenberger and Andrew George; the grandparents, Chester and Shirley George of Heltonville, Al and Flo Baldwin of Bedford, Delbert and Mary Dennis of Beech Grove, IN, and Frank and Rosemary Manzenberger of Oolitic, IN. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald E. Giles, and cousins Varian George and Chris Seager.

He was a junior at BNL High School and worked at Buehler's Buy-Low Grocery. He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, the BNL Track and Field Team, and the Jr. Auxiliary at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was a recipient of the American Legion Outstanding Achievement Award.

The service Thomas George will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Charles Delaney officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

McPike – Floy Ann McPike of Bedford died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The daughter of Walter and Mabel (Waters) Rich, she was born in Kendall, WI, on June 16, 1927. She married James E. McPike on January 12, 1946, and he survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Pamela Eaton of Solsberry; one son, Stephen McPike of Bedford; one sister, Geraldine Dade of Tomah, WI; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Mitzi Club of Bedford and Hoosier Hills Doll Club.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 10th, at 11:00 a.m. at Cloverhill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, with the Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

9/05/97

Davis – Julia Marguerite Davis of Bedford, formerly of Avoca, died on Friday, September 5, 1997, at Hospitality House. The daughter of Berlin and Goldia (Harrell) Stafford, she was born in Lawrence County on August 16, 1913. She married David C. Davis, and he died on April 16, 1997.

Survivors are one daughter, Reba Coates of Grayson, KY; two sons, David C. Davis, Jr. of Clearwater, FL, and Keith Davis of Henderson, KY; four sisters, Clara Ellen Parham, Roberta Boruff, Helen Grubb, and Rose Hardwick, all of Bedford; one brother, Gene Stafford of Gallop, NM; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Gordon Stafford.

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

The funeral service for Julia Marguerite Davis will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, September 7th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

King – Kerry L. King of Mitchell was fatally injured Friday, September 5, 1997, in an automobile accident on Highway 446. Born March 25, 1974, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Kenneth L. and Brenda (Lindley) King.

He is survived by his parents, his maternal grandmother, Barbara Lindley of Mitchell, and his paternal grandparents, Shelby and Nehna King of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Alvin Lindley.

He was a 1992 graduate of Mitchell High School and was employed by Indiana Stainless Steel Guttering Company of Nashville, IN.

Services for Kerry King will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 8th, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, September 7th, and after 8:30 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home.

9/04/97

Hammond – Oscar F. Hammond of Bedford died Thursday, September 4, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 26, 1906, in Wayne County, KY, he was the son of Elza and Rosa Mary (Hardwick) Hammond. He married Ilene Robinson on February 26, 1925, and she died March 31, 1970. He then married Elsie Slinkard on November 13, 1970, and she died December 27, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Medlock and Betty Arnold, both of Bedford; three sons, Wayne Hammond of Sebring, FL, Kent Hammond of Bedford, and Alford Hammond of Goleta, CA; ten grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; three step- grandchildren; one half-sister, Anna Godsey of Lancaster, KY. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

A retired machine repairman at Central Foundry/GM, he was a member of U.A.W. Local #440 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of Baptist faith.

The funeral service for Oscar Hammond will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 7th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Claude Casada officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 6th, and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Sunday, September 7th, at the mortuary.

9/03/97

Slinkard – Glen Slinkard of Bedford passed away Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at his residence. The son of Gerald M. and Barbara Ann (Beedie) Slinkard, he was born in Lawrence County on February 28, 1942. He married Patricia Cummings in 1964, and she survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Karla Kaye Pierce of Terry, Mississippi; one son, Brady D. Slinkard of Terry, Mississippi; two brothers, Tom Slinkard of Bloomington and Terry Slinkard of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Slinkard.

A 1960 graduate of Bedford High School, he was a pipefitter, a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #136, and an avid fisherman. He was of Protestant faith.

Services for Glen Slinkard will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastors John Dodd and Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Williams – Dorothy E. Williams of Mitchell passed away Wednesday, September 3, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born April 17, 1912, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, she was the daughter of Claude and Bessie Myrtle (Shamhart) Duggins. She married Rubert Williams on November 28, 1928, and he preceded her in death July 17, 1983.

Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Funk of Mitchell; one son, Jack Wiliams of Mitchell; two half sisters, JoAnn Lewis of Mitchell and Marguerite (Pat) Greene of Verno Beach, FL; two half brothers, Max Duggins of Dayton, OH, and Jim Duggins of Terre Haute; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Dorcas and Naomi Circles at the church, and Mitchell Senior Citizens. She was a retired employee of M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing Company.

Funeral services for Dorothy Williams will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 5th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. David Shephard officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, September 4th, and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Friday, September 5th, at the funeral home.

9/01/97

Walker – June Walker of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, September 1, 1997, at her residence. Born September 29, 1925, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Leonard and Illena (Fender) Byers. She married Doyle Walker, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

Surviving are one daughter, Vicky Walker Wells of St. Cloud, FL, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death in addition to her husband was a sister, Betty Byers Hamilton.

She was owner of Walker Realty/Century 21, and was a tax preparer for H & R Block in Orlando, FL. A member of First Baptist Church in Bedford, she attended Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando. She was a member of Theta Alpha Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Graveside service for June Walker will be at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 6th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, September 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Weir – Charles M. Weir of Mitchell died Monday, September 1, 1997, at his residence. The son of Albert C. and Elpha (Gillen) Weir, he was born in Lawrence County on April 25, 1924. He married Martha J. Davis on September 5, 1945, and she survives.

Surviving also are are one son, Douglas Weir of Mitchell; one daughter, Elizabeth Brown of Abingdon, VA, and five grandchildren.

He was a World War II Army veteran and retired in 1978 from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a graduate of Mitchell High School and a member and past president of the Mitchell Jaycees. A member of Central Baptist Church in Melbourne, FL, he attended the Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

There will be a graveside service for Charles Weir at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 4th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Robert Carder officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Community Public Library.

8/31/97

Speer – Geneva M. Speer of Bedford died Sunday, August 31, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County on February 25, 1925, she was the daughter of Daniel and Bertha (Phillippi) Ray. She married Harold L. Speer on November 6, 1946, and he survives.

Surviving in addition to the husband are three sisters; Margie Briscoe,Charlotte Ryan, and Wanda Sue Conolty, all of Bedford; three brothers: Warren Ray, Robert W. Ray, both of Bedford, and Lewis C. Ray of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of First Church of God in Mitchell and was retired from GM with thirty years of service. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Bedford and the U.A.W. Local 440.

Graveside services for Geneva Speer will be conducted at Green Hill Cemetery on Thursday, September 4th, at 10:00 a.m., with Johnny Johnson officiating. Friends may call at Day & Carter Mortuary on Wednesday, September 3rd, from 4-8 p.m.

8/27/97

Hamilton – Harriet Hamilton of Bedford died on Wednesday, August 27, 1997, at Dunn Hospital. She was born in Sullivan, IN, on November 11, 1932, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Wible) Knowles. On August 12, 1951, she married Gene Hamilton, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Marsha Chapman of Bedford, Melody Carter of Solsberry, IN, and Melinda Norris of Bloomington, IN; four grandchildren; two brothers: Sam Knowles of Sullivan, IN, and Jim Knowles of Philippine Islands; and one sister, Mary Beaumont of California. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

A graduate of Sullivan High School, she belonged to the Beta Club. She was a housewife and did seamstress work in her home. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and a volunteer at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown and Westview Manor in Bedford.

Services for Harriet Hamilton will be Saturday, August 30th, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Friends may call Friday, August 29th, from 2-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Sullivan. Burial will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan. Contributions may be made to Methodist Health Foundation (PO Box 7168, Indianapolis, IN 46207-7168) or to Hillcrest Christian Church.

Turner – Tim M. Turner of Avoca died Wednesday, August 27, 1997, at Green County General Hospital from injuries suffered in an accent at the E.T. Raceway near Newberry. Born in Lawrence County on September 21, 1952, he was the son of Fred W. and Alma (Holmes) Turner. He married Patricia Kern on February 3, 1971, and she survives.

Surviving also are one son, Matt Turner of Avoca; one daughter, Angie Turner of Avoca; his mother, Alma Ray of Bedford; one sister, Jill VanTine of Bedford; one brother, Steve Turner of Bedford; two nieces; and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Turner, and his step-father, Art Ray.

He was a mechanic for GM Powertrain and a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, United Auto Workers Local No. 440, and the National Hot Rod Association.

Services for Timothy Turner will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 30th, at Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call Friday, August 28th, from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

8/26/97

Lively – Harold E. Lively of Bedford died August 26, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of Virgil B. and Esta (Murphy) Lively, he was born in Bedford on November 14, 1930.

Surviving are one brother, Hollis Lively of Livingston, TX, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Lively.

Retired from the Air Force with 23 years of service, he was of Protestant faith and a member of the Serenity Club of Stone City Group of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Services for Harold Lively will be at Day & Carter Mortuary on Saturday, August 30th, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, August 29th, and from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

Wallner – Helen Mae Wallner of Bedford died Monday, August 25, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Noble and Sarah (Robinson) Byers, she was born on July 4, 1915, in Lawrence County. She married Clarence J. Wallner on January 16, 1940, and he survives.

In addition to the husband, she is survived also by two daughters: Karen Boswell and Kathy Maxwell, both of Bloomington; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie J. Ehlers in 1995.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Mitchell, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a past president of Ladies Auxiliary of Bedford Elks Lodge, Ladies of the Round Table, and Bedford Christian Women's Organization. She was formerly employed at Stone City Press.

Services for Helen Mae Wallner will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 29th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, the Rev. David Shephard officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th, and from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Hospice Program of Bloomington Hospital.

8/22/97

Young – Barbara Ann Young of Mitchell died at her residence on Friday, August 22, 1997. Born in Mitchell on October 13, 1942, she was the daughter of Virgil and Elzora (Pate) Holt.

Survivors include her husband, Nile Young; one son, Troy Young of Mitchell; her parents of Mitchell; two sisters, Betty Bush of Seymour and Sharon Haley of Paoli; two brothers, Robert Holt of Crawfordsville and Virgil Holt, Jr. of Mitchell; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Young, and by one sister and one brother.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Robert Carder officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8:30 p.m. Monday, August 25th, and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

8/20/97

Sallee – Arthur E. Sallee of Bedford died Wednesday, August 20, 1997, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born October 2, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frank and Mabel (Kimbley) Sallee. He married Marjorie A. Roberts on June 6, 1942, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Pamela Bell of Ohio; three sons: Philip Sallee of Bloomington, Mark Sallee of Florida, and Michael Sallee of Bedford; one brother, the Rev. Frank Sallee of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a public accountant for fifty years. A member of First Baptist Church, he served as past church treasurer. He was also a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge and the American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the battleship U.S.S. New Mexico in many major engagements including the battle of Okinawa.

The funeral service for Arthur Sallee will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Naval Honor Guard at N.W.S.C. Crane and American Legion Gillen Post #33.

8/18/97

Flick – William Ottis "Ott" Flick of Bedford died at T.H.C. in Greenwood, IN, on Monday, August 18, 1997. The son of Elmer and Elsie (Lewis) Flick, he was born on April 14, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN. He married Betty Ann Short on April 17, 1945, and she survives.

In addition to his wife of Bedford, he is also survived by one son, Michael Ottis Flick of Bedford; one daughter, Jan Metcalfe of Evansville, IN; one daughter-in-law, Sheila Flick of Bedford; five grandchildren; and one sister, Fern Jones of Anniston, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church, F.O.P. Lodge #94 of Bedford, Indian Creek Advisory Board, President of North Lawrence Water Corp., and the Republican precinct committeeman for Indian Creek Township. He was retired from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Dept.

The funeral service for William Flick will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Revs. Kenny Waldon and Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

8/15/97

Kimmel – Clinton Dean Kimmel of Springville died at his home on Friday, August 15, 1997. Born in Lawrence County on October 1, 1949, he was the son of Robert W. Alberta F (Cain) Kimmel. He married Delphine F. Hiter on December 15, 1976, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his stepmother, Sharon K. Kimmel of Silverville; two sons, Clinton Keith Kimmel of Michigan City and Clayton Kent Kimmel of Ellettsville; two daughters, Crystal E. Covey and Deana M Gomez, both of Ellettsville; two brothers,Robert Dale Kimmel of Springville and Kevin Elliott Kimmel of Silverville; one sister, Oneita Maria Lowers of Springville; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was employed at Thomson Consumer Electronics (formerly RCA) for 30 years and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastors Paul Wasmer and Bob Helm officiating. Burial will follow at Dishman Cemetery in Greene County. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, August 17th, at the mortuary. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

8/14/97

Cornelison – Dorothy Cornelison died Thursday,August 14, 1997, at the Hospitality House. The daughter of Otis and Margaret (Garrison) Byrd, she was born in Lawrenceport on April 19, 1923. She married Robert Ingram, who preceded her in death. She then married Roy Cornelison, and he also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Tommy and Ronnie Ingram, and one brother, Clyde Byrd.

Surviving are several cousins, including Ilena Ingle and Emile Cecil, both of Tunnelton.

She was of Methodist faith and was a retired chief cook for an attorney in Louisville.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Tunnelton Cemetery.

McCain – Elsie E. McCain of Avon Park, FL, died August 14, 1997, at Florida Hospital in Avon Park. Born March 30, 1908, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lowery and Ida (Spoonmore) Jackson. She married Harley J. McCain on May 27, 1927, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Robert McCain of Avon Park, FL; two daughters, Evelyn Sims of Avon Park, FL, and Bett Sparks of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Mabel Louden of Indianapolis and Mary Frances Mikels of Fort Myers, FL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Wilbur Jackson, and one sister, Dorothy Sullivan.

She was a homemaker and a former member of Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. George Young officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th, at the funeral home.

8/12/97

Bowling – Charles Bowling of Springville, IN, died on Tuesday, August 12, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born in Manchester, KY, on January 14, 1907, he was the son of William and Lucy (Reynolds) Bowling. He married Audrey F. Roberts on September 28, 1945.

Survivors include the wife, Audrey, of Springville, IN; one daughter, Janet McMillan of Springville; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and two sisters, Audrey Evans and Florence Barger, both of Florida. He was preceded in death by one son, Garold C. Bowling.

He was a member of Popcorn Christian Church and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was retired from Indiana Limestone Company.

The service for Charles Bowling will be at The Day & Carter Mortuary at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 15th, with the Rev. Jerry Wisely officiating. Burial will be in Lowder Cemeterty. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

8/11/97

Bacon – Aaron F. Bacon of Bedford died on Monday, August 11, 1997. He was born in Bedford on August 30, 1971, the son of Ronald J. Bacon and Janice L. King. He married Angela Kern on November 25, 1989, and she survives.

Also surviving are the father and step-mother, Ron and Darlene Bacon of Williams; the mother, Janice King of Bedford; one brother, Allen S. Bacon of Jasper, IN; one step-daughter, Bridget Kern of Bedford; the maternal grandparents: William and Helene King of Deford, MI; and the paternal grandmother,Violet Bacon of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jimmy Bacon.

He was self employed in heating and air conditioning (Hodges Heating and Air Conditioning).

Services will be Friday, August 15, 1997, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, August 14th, from 2-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Byers – Katherine R. (Knight) Byers of Harrodsburg, IN died on Monday, August 11, 1997, at Westview Manor. The daughter of Lawrence and Clara (Holmes) Knight, she was born April 20, 1921, in Lawrence County. She married Paul O. Byers on May 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one brother, Charles Knight of Bedford; one sister, Pauline May of Bedford; two nieces, Vicki Cooper of Leipsic, IN, and Janet Noe of Mitchell; and two nephews, Larry D. and Jay D. May, both of Oolitic, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

She was retired from Bank One in Bloomington, IN, and was a member of Harrodsburg Methodist Church, Order of The Eastern Star #223 of Bloomington, and The American Legion Auxiliary of Bloomington.

The funeral service for Katherine Byers will be Thursday, August 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Myron James officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13th, and from noon until the hour of service on Thursday, August 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

8/10/97

Case – Richard H. Case of Mitchell died Sunday, August 10, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Lawrence County on September 27, 1919, he was the son of Cecil and Priscilla (Smith) Case. He married Victoria Witzak, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Larry and Randy Case, both of Mitchell; one brother, Kenneth Case of Louisville, KY; four sisters: Bea Munday of Mitchell, Gretchen Fishback of Ohio, Carol Ann Christi of Florida, and Mariam Stewart of Georgia; companion, Louise "Toots" VanMeter of Mitchell; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. one brother, Winfred Case, and one sister, Helen Wilson.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and a retired employee of General Motors Powertrain. He attended Guthrie Christian Church.

Services for Richard Case will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 12th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with Bros. Joshua Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, August 11th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home

Craig – Roy L. Craig of Mitchell died Sunday, August 10, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of William Ermel and Loda F (Canada) Craig, he was born in Springville on May 7, 1918. He first married Kathern Shelton, who died in 1977. He married Mary Wright on March 4, 1978, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Charles Craig of Mitchell; three daughters: Karen DeGrasse of Huron, Donna Hackett of Virginia, and Brenda Adams of Mitchell; three stepchildren; three brothers: Lloyd Craig of Bedford, Glenn Craig of Bellview, FL, and Ted Craig of Ithaca, NY; one half brother, Matthew Craig of Heltonville; two sisters: Lois Shelton of Manteo, NC, and Ruthie Sanders of Seymour; sixteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several step grandchildren.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and had been a carpenter and minister all his working life. He was a founding member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Spice Valley.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 13th, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Spice Valley, with Bro. Curtis Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Connerly Switch 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, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12th, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 13th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, and from noon until service time at the church.

Eggers – Ray William Eggers of Bedford died Sunday, August 10, 1997, at Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Born in Lawrence County on November 24, 1923, he was the son of William Newton and Lorenia (Reynolds) Eggers. He married Anna Louise McCart on March 12, 1955, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one sister, Ruth Ross of Bedford, and one brother, Joseph Eggers of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired millwright at Ford Motor Company. He was a member of Gospel Lighthouse.

Services for Ray William Eggers will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 13th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with Bro. Don Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 12th, and from 8:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

8/9/97

Phipps – Harold L. Phipps of Needmore, IN, died Saturday August 9, 1997, at his residence. The son of Barton and Violet (Lewis) Phipps, he was born on October 14, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN. He married Carol Faris on May 20, 1950, and she survives.

Other survivors include one son, Alan Phipps of Bedford; one daughter, Lisa Campbell of Bedford; three grandchildren; one brother, Robert Phipps of Bedford; and one sister, Ruby Gail Owens of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and three children.

He was a veteran of the US Army W.W.II and was retired from GM Powertrain. He attended the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Services for Harold Phipps will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 12th, at Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rob Muncy and Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, August 11th, from 2-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 12th, from 9 a.m. until the service time at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the donation of choice.

8/8/97

Canfield – Ruth Canfield of Indianapolis, formerly of Mitchell, died Friday, August 8, 1997, at Community Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Mitchell on February 1, 1925, she was the daughter of Clen and Anna (Taylor) Grissom. On August 15, 1959, she married Robert Canfield, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son: Larry D. Trueblood of Indianapolis; one sister, Joan Karakash of Anchorage, Alaska; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

She was a retired hostess from Murphy Steak House and Anchor Inn in Indianapolis, and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the funeral home.

8/7/97

Jones – Winnie Jean Jones, formerly of Mitchell, died Thursday, August 7, 1997, at Bedford Nursing Home. Born in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Milton and Nellie (Jenkins) Rayhill. She married Gerald W. Jones on September 9, 1931, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Gary W. Jones of Norman; one daughter, Betty Redenbaugh of Bloomington; two brothers, Clifford and Clyde Rayhill, both of Mitchell; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one brother.

She had been an employee of Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell, the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, and the school cafeteria in Heltonville. She was a member of Mundell Christian Church.

Services for Winnie Jones will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 10th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, with the Rev. Robert Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until the service time on Sunday at the mortuary.

8/6/97

Trogdon – Wesley "Wayne" Trogdon of Bedford died Wednesday, August 6, 1997, in a farm accident. Born in Lawrence County on September 17, 1927, he was the son of Wesley and Edith (Cummings) Trogdon. He married Verle Elkins on September 8, 1964, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons: Clyde Carter of Florida and Stephen Carter of Columbus; three daughters: Sharon Davidson of Bedford, Carol Southern of Springville, and Tracy Gillespie of Heltonville; a nephew, Kenneth Speer of Greenwood; one brother, Wendell Trogdon of Mooresville; two sisters: Martha Black of Bloomington and Nellie Mikels of Bedford; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Brad Carter; one brother and two sisters.

He was retired from General Motors Powertrain and barbered for a few years. He was a Korean War Army veteran, a member of Heltonville Area Veterans, United Auto Workers Local No. 440, and a 1946 graduate of Heltonville High School and Indiana Barber College in Indianapolis.

Services for Wesley Trogdon will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th, at Mundell Christian Church in Heltonville. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, August 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from noon until service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mundell Christian Church Building Fund.

8/5/97

Girdley – Homer Girdley of Oolitic died Tuesday, August 5, 1997, at his residence. Born July 12, 1915, in Lawrence County. he was the son of Homer and Bernice (Roberts) Girdley. On December 24, 1938, he married Naomi Jackson, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Margaret Riggs of Oolitic and Barbara Terry of Bedford; and two granddaughters.

A World War II Army veteran, he retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, where he was budget officer. He was a member and former commander of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, past Southern District Commander, past Commander of the 9th District and past Chef de Gare of the Voiture 1192 40&8. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge.

Services for Homer Girdley will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford, with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Mausoleum, with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, August 7th, at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Nursing Scholarship Fund c/o 40&8 or to Dunn Home Health Care c/o Day&Carter Mortuary.

Guthrie – James Mitchell Guthrie of Bedford died at his residence August 5, 1997. Born in Bedford on August 14, 1916, he was the son of Mitchell R. and Mary McLane (Dunihue) Guthrie. He married Phyllis M. Brock on August 25, 1954, and she survives.

A graduate of Bedford High School, he served in the the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked in the personal loan department at Stone City Bank and then operated Guthrie Trailer Court until his retirement. A well-known Lawrence County and Indiana historian, he published "Thirty-three Years in the History of Lawrence County" (1884-1916), and "A Quarter Century in the History of Lawrence County" (1917-1941). He also wrote newspaper columns and served on numerous state commissions. He was a member of White Bowhunters, Bedford Aero Club of 1930s, OX-5 Aviation Pioneers, Indiana State Historical Society, Filson Club of Louisville, Bedford Elks Club, American Legion Gillen Post 33, National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers,Southern Indiana, Leesville Pioneers Association and Bedford North Lawrence School Foundation. He was a former member of Bedford City Council, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce and Bedford Rotary Club, and a former director of the Bedford Boys' Club. He was of Protestant faith.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Phyllis Guthrie of Bedford, are two sons: Timothy Guthrie of Houston, TX, and James "Mitch" Guthrie II of Bedford; one daughter, Vicki East of Bedford; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Anna Mary Guthrie, Carolyn Farr, and Margaret Quillen.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of James M. Guthrie may be made to the Bedford Boys' Club of the North Lawrence Community School Scholarship Foundation.

Parker – Aleta Marie Parker or Bedford died Tuesday, August 5, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Clark County, the daughter of Iven and Joy (Huttsell) May. She married Paul Stewart Parker on November 4, 1944, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Paul Daniel Parker of Bedford: three daughters: Teresa Manion, Patti Fortner, and Polly Phillips, all of Bedford; two brothers: Ivan Ray May of Charlestown and Anthony Neal May of Jeffersonville; two sisters: Rowena Ashby of Jeffersonville and Iris Irish of Louisville, KY; eleven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and three sisters.

Aleta Marie Parker was a medical secretary at Bedford Regional Medical Center and an antiques dealer. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 8th, at Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Thursday, August 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

8/4/97

Bierbaum – Faye M. Bierbaum of Bedford died Monday, August 4, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born In Applegrove, OH, on November 16, 1918, she was the daughter of Roy Howard and Ella Mae (Jacobs) Hensley. She married Orlando F. Bierbaum on September 27, 1941, and he survives.

In addition to the husband, other survivors include one son, Robert Dean Bierbaum of Buddha, IN, and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Charles, Fred, and Delbert.

She was a member of Erie Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter #129, a graduate of Muskteen High School in IA and Chillicothe Business College in MO, and was a former Pink Lady Volunteer. She was employed by the Borden Cheese Co. in Plymouth, WI, and retired from Crane in 1971.

The funeral for Faye Bierbaum is at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Revs. Valarie Best and John McGaha officiating. Burial will follow in Erie Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 7th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Eastern Star Memorial Services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.

8/3/97

Bechner – Jerry Dean Bechner of Bedford died Sunday, August 3, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. The son of Adolph E. and Louise (Mitchell) Bechner, he was born June 18, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Laine Bechner; one sister, Sheila Peyton of Bedford; two brothers, David Bechner and Darrell Bechner, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Bedford and the Eagles Lodge #654.

The funeral service for Jerry Dean Bechner will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Jim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

8/2/97

Mitchell – Clarence William Brewer of Mitchell passed away Saturday, August 2, 1997, at his residence. Born August 23, 1920, in Washington County, he was the son of William and Dessie (Foster) Brewer. He married Betty J. Browning on November 17, 1943, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters: Connie J. Stone of Bedford and Patricia L. Garthright of French Lick; three sons: Donald Brewer, David Brewer, and Gregory Brewer, all of Mitchell; two brothers: Roscoe Brewer of Salem and Everett Brewer of French Lick; one sister, Mabel Parish of Florida; fifteen grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Clarence William Brewer was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a US Air Force veteran of WW II, a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, and was employed 33 1/2 years at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Zell – Paul W. Zell of Bedford died at his residence on Saturday, August 2, 1997. Born July 18, 1938, he was the son of Walter and Miriam Zell.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three sons: Curt Zell of Nashville, TN. Wes Zell of St. Louis, MO, and Sid Zell of Bedford; two daughters: Any Moore of Jacksonville, AK, and Laura Zell of Bedford; two brothers: Mark Zell of Live Oaks, FL, and Max Zell of Medora, IN; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A teacher, he had taught at the Bedford College Center and had also worked as a crop insurance adjuster.

Memorial services for Paul Zell will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tenwek Hospital of the World Gospel Mission, PO Box 948, Marion, IN 46952.

8/1/97

Hall – Mary Jane "Molly" Hall of Mitchell passed away Friday, August 1st, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born February 3, 1933, in Lee County, VA, she was the daughter of Robert Gent and Effie (Thorp) Deirth. She married Aston S. "Buck" Hall on November 29, 1952, and he survives.

In addition to the husband, other survivors include two daughters: Sharon Hall of Ben Hur, VA, and Rebecca Brown of Mitchell; two sons: Wesley Hall of Ben Hur, VA, and John W. Hall of Mitchell; three brothers: Ray Deirth of Mitchell, Robert Deirth of Georgetown, IN, and Leroy Deirth of Bluefield, VA; one sister, Bernice Wax of Johnson City, TN; and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

She attended Cornerstone Community Wesleyan Church.

Funeral service for Mary Jane "Molly" Hall will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th, at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 6th, in Lee Memorial Garden at Woodway, VA. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Monday, August 4h, at Chastain Funeral Home, and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA.

7/30/97

Pritchett – Mabel Pritchett of Bedford died Wednesday, July 30, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The daughter of Cora Belle (Norman) and George Harden, she was born on October 7, 1902, in Monroe County, IN. She married Clifford "Joe" Pritchett on February 16, 1924, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons: Richard, Charles, and Earl Pritchett, all of Bedford; three daughters: Grace McDonald and Louella Meadows, both of Bedford, and JoAnn McCain of Florida; fifteen grandchildren, one step-grandchild, sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Clifford and Charlie Harden; two sisters: Lessie Maddox and Maude Mitchell; one grandchild; and one great grandchild.

She was a housekeeper, worked at Curtis Automotive in Bedford, and retired from I.U. in food service. She attended Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral service for Mabel Pritchett will be Saturday, August 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Ebel Cemetery in Monroe County. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, August 1st, at the mortuary.

7/29/97

Baker – Brandon Lee Baker of Mitchell died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Bedford on July 26, 1974, he was the son of Danny Lee and Linda (Hancock) Baker.

Surviving are his mother, Linda Baker of Mitchell; father and step-mother, Danny Lee and Gay Baker of Mitchell; one sister, Shelby Baker of Mitchell; and maternal grandmother, Barbara Blackwell of Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Milton Hancock, Jr.; maternal step-grandfather, Leon Blackwell; and paternal grandparents, Joe and Mildred Baker.

He was a 1992 graduate of Mitchell High School, a member of Who's Who Among American High School Students and a delegate to Hoosier Boys State. He received a degree in psychology from Indiana University, where he was a graduate student. and was employed as a counselor at Hospitality House in Bedford. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 1st, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, July 31st, and 9-11 a.m. Friday, August 1st, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, and from 1:00 p.m. until the service time on Friday at the church.

Pridemore – Lucille Pridemore of Mitchell died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

7/25/97

Fullen – Nellie Marie Fullen of Bedford passed away Friday, July 25, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born July 9, 1906, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Richard and Sarah Jane (Craig) Yaney. She married Noble Oscar Fullen on August 10, 1922, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeanette Leatherman of Mitchell; one sister, Alma Chastain of Bedford; one brother, Ogal Yaney of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Harold Fullen, five sisters, and one brother.

She was formerly employed at Mitchell Community Schools and a member of the Pentecostal faith.

Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 28th, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with Pastor Colleen Lucas officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, July 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home.

Kent – Mary Frances Kent of Mitchell passed away Friday, July 25, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born November 26, 1911, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Walter and Fletia (Melvin) Tredway. She married Robert William Kent on June 6, 1930, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are five sons: Robert W. Kent, Jr., Joseph H. Kent, and David L. Kent, all of Mitchell, Roger D. Kent of Bloomington, and Donald Kent of California; three daughters: Agatha Kimble and Leona Stroud, both of Mitchell, and Regina Long of Camby, IN; two sisters: Anna Mae Turner of Mitchell, andFletia Turner of Medora; one brother, Fred Tredway of Medora; twenty-three grandchildren; and twenty-one great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Ruth Kent, and a granddaughter, Donna Stroud.

She was a member of Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral service for Mary Frances Kent will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27th, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, July 26th, and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the mortuary and after 1:00 p.m. at the church.

7/24/97

Bell – Mary Bell of Bedford died Thursday, July 24, 1997, at her residence. She was born June 3, 1907, in Washington Co., IN, the daughter of Thomas and Effie (Trinkle) Black. She married Estill Bell in 1923, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter: Mrs. Norval (Maxine) Robbins of Bedford; one son: Wayne Bell of LaPorte, IN; ten grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Sudie Elliott and Ruth Pennington; three brothers: John, Orville, and Ross Black; one granddaughter; and one great granddaughter.

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

Services for Mary Bell will be at the Day and Carter Mortuary on Monday, July 28th, at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Steve Braden officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27th, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at The Day and Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Dunn Memorial Home Health Care.

Shirley – Thomas Calvin (Bud) Shirley of Bedford died on Thursday, July 24, 1997, at his residence. The son of Thomas and Grace (Day) Shirley, he was born July 17, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN. He married Vivian Cecil on April 21, 1934, and she survives. He is survived also by three sons: Nelson Shirley and Thomas V. Shirley, both of Bedford, and Larry Shirley or Norman, IN; three daughters: Sue Dorsett, Annetta Short, and Wanda Dalton, all of Bedford; fourteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Mae Leatherman Worstell, Mabel Ikerd, Mary Box, and Minnie Root; and three brothers: Clyde, Clifford, and Charlie Shirley.

A life-long farmer, he was a member of White River Baptist Church and Local #1664 Carpenters Union.

Funeral services for Thomas Shirley will be Sunday, July 27th, at 2:00 p.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Perry Tom East and John McGaha officiating. Burial will be in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Sunday at the mortuary.

7/23/97

Jones – Betty Virginia Jones of Orleans passed away Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born February 2, 1925, in Floyd County, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Flora Mae (Ham) Smith. She was married to John P. Jones and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Stephen E. Haley of Mitchell; two brothers, Arthur J. Smith of North Vernon and James M. Smith of New Albany; one sister, Sharon Wilkins of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Jack Smith.

Funeral service for Betty Virginia Jones will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 25th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. George Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home.

7/22/97

Henderson – Cory Henderson of Bedford died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The son of James G. and Nicki J. (Bridges) Henderson, he was born August 9, 1979, in Bedford. Surviving are his parents of Bedford; one sister, Charity (Henderson) Parker of Springville, IN; one brother, Craig Allen Henderson, at home; the paternal grandfather, Gordon Henderson of Bedford; the maternal grandmother, Bonnie Bridges; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Winferd Bridges, Mr. and his grandmother, Thelma Henderson.

He was employed at Mills Market and was going to be a senior at Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church where he was involved the Youth Program, Bible Bowl Team and softball team, a member of Lawrence County Youth for Christ, B.N.L. Red Band, Blue Band, Orchestra, and Choir, First Church of God YFC Basketball Team and Young Adults Bowling League.

Services for Cory Henderson will be Friday, July 25th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Dive Christian Church, Johnny Johnson and Scott Salm officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 2- 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th, at the Day and Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the Dive Christian Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Wonder Valley Christian Camp Trust Fund of B.N.L. Band Scholarship.

Johnson – Lester H. Johnson of Bedford died Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 23, 1926, in Bedford, the son of Leo and Lillie (Gaddis) Johnson. Surviving are two sisters, Lucille Robinson of Anderson, AC, and Thelma Jackson of Bedford; and one brother, Clyde Johnson of Travelers Rest, SC. Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Kenneth.

He worked at the City Parks in Bedford.

Services will be at Green Hill Cemetery on Friday, July 25th, at 1 p.m. with burial following. Friends may call Friday, July 25th, from 10 a.m. until time of the service at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Mowery – Leola Mae Mowry of Bedford passed away Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Vencor Hospital in Indianapolis. Born February 27, 1914, in Schuyler County, MO, she was the daughter of Winfred John and Carrie Belle (Gray) Watson. She married Edward Mowry and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Berneta Real of California, four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

The body will be cremated. Interment will be at Campground Cemetery in Schuyler County, MO. There will be no visitation or memorial service. Arrangements were handled by Chastain Funeral Home.

StanCombe – Manferd StanCombe of Mitchell passed away Tuesday, July 22, 1997, at Richard L Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born February 15, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clyde and Nettie (East) StanCombe. He married Dorothy Marie Baker on May 14, 1953, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons; Manferd Stephen StanCombe and Lenuel Dale StanCombe, both of Mitchell; four daughters: Mrs. Larry (Vickie) Bell of Mitchell, Mrs. John (Patty) Frost of Alabama, Mrs. Argus (Debbie) Young of Bedford, Mrs. Jerry (Marcella Kay) Patton of Orleans; one brother, Lenuel StanCombe of Mitchell; four sisters: Leora Parker and Rose Pridemore, both of Norman, Ethel StanCombe of Ellettsville, and Juanita StanCombe of California; sixteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Allen, three brothers, and three sisters.

He was a member of Wildwood Community Church of Jesus Christ. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He served as a military policeman and received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars.

Services for Manferd StanCombe sill be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 26th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Pansy Branscum officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107 will accord military honors at the graveside. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and after 8:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

7/21/97

Hert – June Hert of Bedford died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Bedford on June 9, 1926, the daughter of Raymond and Mary E. (Polk) Pace. She married Allan Hert on April 20, 1947, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Kent Hert of Springville, IN; two daughters: Allana Hopkins of Bedford and Vicki Gates of Austin, TX; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Virgil (Cotton) Pace of Bedford; and one sister, Vivian Cuddy of Greenwood, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Gould and Virginia McFarlin.

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

Services for June Hert will be on Thursday, July 24th, at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day and Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2- 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23rd, at Day and Carter.

7/19/97

Dugger – J. C. Dugger of Bedford died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Ralph and Maudean (Brown) Inman, he was born September 9, 1940, in Butler, TN.

He is survived by his wife, Delores (Conner) Dugger; one daughter, Beverly Sue Graybeal of Mountain City, TN; one stepson, Richard King of Bedford; three step-daughters: Carol May, Annette Gabbart and Lori D. Kern, all of Bedford; his mother of Bedford; two brothers, Walter of Orleans and Gary of Mountain City, TN; seven sisters: Sandra and Norma of California, Jean and Eva, both of Illinois, Patty of Bedford, Kimberly of FL, and Melissa of LA; two grandchildren; and seven step-grandsons.

He was a retired farmer and trucker. He was a Navy veteran and was a member of American Legion Gillen Post 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masonic Lodge 14, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and Eagles Lodge.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22nd, at Percy-Hux Funeral Home in Mountain City, TN. Burial will be at Bakers Cemetery in Johnson County, TN. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 21st, at Percy-Hux Funeral Home. Day & Carter Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of local arrangements.

Hartzell – Douglas L. Hartzell of Chicago, IL, died on Saturday, July 19, 1997, after a two-month illness. He was born on June 2, 1959, in Hamilton County, OH, the son of Buford D. and Peggy D. (Lewis) Hartzell. He is survived by his parents of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Mark Hartzell of Bloomington; one nephew; two aunts; and eight cousins.

He was a theatrical producer and director, having received the prestigious Jefferson Award for Directing in Chicago. He was a member of Kiwanis and several professional theater organizations.

Services for Douglas Hartzell will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to a Scholarship for the Arts to be established through the Mitchell High School at the 1st National Bank of Mitchell.

7/18/97

Humes – Hilda Humes of Bedford died Friday, July 18, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born in Germany on September 30, 1906, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wilhelm Fratzke. She married Edwin B. Humes on December 17, 1925, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Gene B. Humes of Bedford; one granddaughter, Shawna Brinegar of Atlanta, GA; one grandson, Reed Humes of Mesa, AZ; and two great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by the parents, one brother, and one sister.

A member of the Lutheran Church of Hobart, IN, she attended First Baptist Church in Bedford. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services for Hilda Humes will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 20th, at the Cresthaven Mausoleum, with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial will follow at the Mausoleum. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 19th, at Day & Carter Mortuary.

7/15/97

Chenault – Margaret G. Chenault of Bedford died Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The daughter of Curtis and Viola (Wright) Brock, she was born in Orange County on April 4, 1913. She married Edward Chenault on January 11, 1936, and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were the parents and one brother, William Cecil Brock. Surviving are two sisters, Elsie Westbrook of Addison, NY, and Olive Sims of Fort Worth, TX.

She was a medical receptionist and a member of Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services for Margaret Chenault will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 18th, at the funeral home.

Webb – Serenity Rebecca Leeanne Webb, infant daughter of Christopher Lee and Sandra JoAnne Webb of Bedford, was stillborn Tuesday, July 15, 1997, at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandmother, Wilda Eker of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Lee Roy and Kay Webb of Orleans and Marcia Lois Webb of Bedford; maternal great-grandmother, Adaline East of Bedford; paternal great-grandparents, Orville and Clois York of Orleans; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, Charles Roy and Norma Jean Webb, and maternal great-grandparents.

A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Beech Grove Cemetery, with Sister Beck Ryan officiating. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

7/13/97

Granato – Henry J. Granato of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Oolitic on February 8, 1931, he was the son of Antonio and Mary (Magnus) Granato. In 1962 he married Judy Hodges, and she survives. Also surviving are one sister, Mary Robbins of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert, and two sisters, Angella Dillon and Ruby Granato.

A member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, he was employed at ConvaCare Services, Inc. and Bedford Regional Medical Center. He had attended Indiana University, was a veteran of the Korean War, and had worked at Indiana Limestone, Ingalls, and Wood Stone Co. in Bloomington.

Services for Henry Granato will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15th, at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Bedford, with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. on Monday, July 14th and 8-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15th, at the Mortuary. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and the Bedford Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Held – William H. Held of Springville, IN, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 19, 1926, in Warren, OH, the son of Arthur and Dora (Benninger) Held. He married Ruth Scheu on October 23, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving in addition to the wife are one son, Fred Held of Williams, IN; one daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Deckard of Bedford; four grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Held of Waynesburg, PA; two sisters, Louise Murray of Hadley, PA, and Dorothy Knepshield of Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gary, two sisters and one brother.

He was of Protestant faith. Retired from NAD Crane, he operated Held's TV Service in Springville. He was a veteran of WW II and the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

The funeral service for William Held will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John Dodd and Glen Duncan officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15th, at the mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford.

7/12/97

Jones – Fronia Mary Jones of Springville died July 12, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. The daughter of Sam and Delia (Lewis) Colyer, she was born in Tateville, KY, on October 10, 1909. She married Charles C. Jones on June 29, 1926, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons: Ralph Jones of TN, Doyle Jones of Springville, IN, and Charles Jones of Los Angeles, CA; four daughters: Bonnie Ramsey of Springville, IN, June Chavis of Harrodsburg, IN, Janet Tyree of Bloomfield, IN, and Diane Cooper of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Eva Sasser of Bedford and Edith Strunk of KY; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; twelve great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Maxine Jones; two sons, Clifford and Darrell Jones; five brothers; three sisters; and three grandchildren.

She was retired from Indiana University and was a member of Pentecostal Mission of Springville, IN.

The funeral service for Fronia Mary Jones will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 15th at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call Monday, July 14th from 2-9 p.m. at Day & Carter Mortuary.

7/7/97

Richardson – Jared Richardson of Bedford died at the residence on Monday, July 7, 1997. He was born on September 18, 1990, in Lawrence County, the son of Marcy (Richardson) Henderson, and she survives. Also surviving are a brother, Alex Henderson, at home; the maternal grandparents, Lewis and Linda Holt of Martinsville, IN; the maternal grandfather, James Richardson of Bloomington, IN; the maternal great grandparents, Dale and Bertha Pickens of Bedford; one aunt, Melody Hill, and one uncle, Chad Hill, both of Bedford.

Jared was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bedford and was a student at Parkview School.

The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11th, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Dennis Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12 o'clock noon until the hour of the service on Friday, July 11th, at the church.

7/5/97

Neal – Sallie A. Neal of Mitchell died Saturday, July 5, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born September 1, 1911, in Corydon, she was the daughter of Asa and Polly (DeWeese) Miller. She married George W. Neal, who preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Ronald Neal and Mark Neal, both of Mitchell; six daughters: Georgia Gresham of Mitchell, Rosella Smith of Ontario, CA, Shirley Neal of Imperial, MO, Mona Little and Linda Hale, both of Bedford, and Sheila Luther of Oolitic; one brother, Fonzo Miller of Flint, MI; one sister, Eva Munday of Mitchell; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Kenneth Wayne Neal: three brothers; and two sisters.

Sallie Neal was a homemaker and a member of First Church of Nazarene in Mitchell.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, July 7th and from 11 a.m. until services on Tuesday at the funeral home.

7/4/97

Wiley – Edith L. Wiley of Bedford died Friday, July 4, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born March 27, 1926, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Charlie and Myrtle (Blair) Wiley. On January 5, 1946, she married Marcellies James Rumple, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Jo Rita Ellen Tribble of Evansville and Norva Jeanne Lindsay of Albuquerque, NM; two sons: James Rumple of Indianapolis and Dennis Rumple of Bedford; ten grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters: and Wanda Rose Wampler and Ethel Marie Parker, both of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ross and Charles Wiley.

She had been employed at RCA in Indianapolis and the Maintenance Dept of Indiana University in Bloomington. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bedford and V.F.W.

Private family graveside services and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th, at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington, with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Woodward – Pauline E. Woodward of Bedford died Friday, July 4, 1997, at her residence. She was the daughter of August and Julia Anna (Eker) Lambrecht. Surviving are two sons: the Rev. James Woodward of Bedford and Ray Woodward of Bloomington; one daughter, Betty Woodward of Bedford; one brother, Ted Lambrecht of Bedford; five grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Woodward; six brothers: Charles Lambrecht, Lee Lambrecht, George Lambrecht, Ed Lambrecht, Dean Lambrecht, and Bill Lambrecht; and two sisters, Ruth Phillips and Louise Akin.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God in Bedford, where she taught Sunday School for 33 years, sang in the choir and worked with the Ladies Missionary Group.

Services for Pauline Woodward will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 7th, at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Woodward officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

7/2/97

Tolliver – Nina Tolliver of Mitchell died Wednesday, July 2, 1997, at the Bedford Nursing Home. Born in Tunnelton on May 24, 1899, she was the daughter of Michael and Edna (Wilfong) Gipson. She married B. H. Tolliver in 1917, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters: Mary Brock, Dorothy (Maxine) Smedley and Georgianna Baker, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by the parents; the husband; two daughters: Rosetta and Sara "Billie" McHugh; and two brothers: Ralph Gipson and Charles Gipson.

A member of First Christian Church in Bedford, she was a homemaker. She was also a charter member of The Grandmother's Club.

The funeral service for Nina Tolliver will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery in Mitchell. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, July 4th, at the mortuary.

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