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1997 4th Quarter Obituaries

12/31/97

Leadingham – Peggy Leadingham of Heltonville died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at her home. Born in Putnam County on December 6, 1943, she was the daughter of James and Lula (Mallicoat) Arnold. She married Jesse Leadingham on August 3, 1974, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Monte Morphew of Jacksonville, FL, and Scott Morphew of Mooresville; one stepdaughter, Kelly Neal of Greenfield; one stepson, Joshua Leadingham of Indianapolis; two brothers: Darrell Barrow of Jacksonville, FL, and Glen Arnold of Mooresville; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a real estate agent in Jackson County and a member of Greenwood Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge No. 654 of Bedford.

Services for Peggy Leadingham will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with burial at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Stilesville Cemetery in Plainfield. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, January 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mongan – Anna M. Mongan of Pekin, formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at Pekin Manor. Born on September 1, 1908, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Charles Edward and Margaret "Maggie" (Martin) Mark. She married Maravin M. Mongan on September 11, 1954, and he died on October 12, 1957.

Surviving are one sister, Elfie Newell of Converse, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters.

She retired in 1970 after 42 years as a school teacher in the Bedford, Heltonville, and Hickory Grove school systems. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bedford and had been named Bedford's Woman of the Year.

There will be a graveside service for Anna Mongan at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 5th, at Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.

12/30/97

Fountain – Gertrude Fountain of Bedford died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County on June 3, 1906, she was the daughter of Edward Pleasant and Carlotta (Pygman) Gaines. She married Cletus O. Fountain on February 11, 1925, and he died on September 6, 1987.

Surviving are two sons: John W. Fountain of Bedford and Robert W. Fountain of Jeffersonville; two daughters: Janet L. Pridemore and Ruth G. Daggy, both of Williams; one brother, Huston Gaines of Bedford; one sister, Helen Easton of Logansport; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; four step great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Thomas Fountain; two sisters: Leona Smith and Ruth Gaines; two brothers: Roy and Opal Gaines; and twin grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of Leatherwood Christian Church, a past member of Leatherwood Ludeans, East 50 Birthday Club and Erie Home Economics Club.

Services for Gertrude Fountain will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Lowell Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 208 p.m. Friday, January 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gardin – Roy Gardin of Bedford died December 30, 1997, at his his home. Born on May 22, 1933, in Chicago, he was the son of Gustaf and Elsa Gardin. He married Doris Huber on January 30, 1960, and she survives.

Also surviving are four brothers: Ronald Gardin and David Gardin, both of Valparaiso, Kent Gardin of Crown Point and Guy Gardin of North Judson; three sisters: Judy Weitgenant of North Judson, Inger Friend of Angola and Lilly Nichols of Clairmont, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a farmer and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. A graduate of Purdue University, he served on the boards of Monroe and Lawrence County Farm Bureau Co-Op, Springville Feeder Auction, and Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association. He was currently the director of ASCS, advisor for the North Lawrence Area Vocational School, and a member of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association.

There will be a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford with Pastor San Schlie officiating. Friends may call from 11-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family asks that friends consider making memorial donations to Calvary Lutheran Church or White River Humane Society in care of The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steele – Jeremy W. Steele of Mitchell died Tuesday, December 30, 1997, at University Hospital as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Monday in Orange County. Born July 14, 1975, in Bedford, he was the son of Gary and Angela (Tow) Steele.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Tracy and Angela Neal of Bedford; his father and stepmother, Gary and Rita Steele of Bloomington; four half sisters: Crissy Jones of Tennessee, Nicole Gilstrap of Orleans, and Stacey Neal and Rebecca Neal, both of Bedford; and two grandmothers: Betty Tow of Mitchell and May Steele of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by two grandfathers: James Tow and Eddie Steele; and four great grandparents.

Services for Jeremy Steele will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, January 2nd, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

12/29/97

Jean – Ulla M. Jean of Campbellsburg died December 29, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Leesville on September 9, 1916, she was the daughter of Aesop and Sarah Ellen (Wilkerson) Guthrie. She married Cecil Jean on May 2, 1941, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Sue Williams of Clewiston, FL, and Linda McNeely of Salem, IN; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Sullivan of Salem and Marilyn Rosenbaum of Martinsville; one stepson, Burl Jean of Salem; one brother, Carl Brock of Crothersville; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Inez Greathouse, Hazel Williams, Ethel Williams, and Hattie Padgett; and one brother, Creed Guthrie.

She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church.

Services for Ulla Jean will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Brother Paul Martin officiating. Burial will be in Cavetown Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, and from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

McFadden – Blanche McFadden died Monday, December 29, 1997 at Fontainbleu Nursing & Rehab Center in Bloomington. Born in Monroe County on September 2, 1907, she was the daughter of Emery E. and Ida L. (Doub) Tredway. She married Charles E. McFadden on April 24, 1923, and he died November 29, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma Williams of Bloomington; three sons: Robert McFadden and Lloyd McFadden, both of Bedford, and John McFadden of Anderson; one brother, Emery "Jake" Tredway of Tampa, FL; one sister, Leota John of New Bedford, MA; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Maralou McFadden, in infancy; four sisters: Violet Pritchett, Lela Linthicum, Sylvia Martin, and Ruby Owens; two brothers, Merle Tredway and Earl Tredway, and one great grandchild.

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

Services for Blanche McFadden will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

12/28/97

King – Janet S. King of Bedford died Sunday, December 28, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 18, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Claude Emmett and Mary Olive (Followell) King. She married Arnold Wayne King on August 13, 1955, and he died August 13, 1993.

Surviving are two sons: Terry and Kerry King, both of Bedford; two daughters: Carol Baldwin and Rhonda Miller, both of Bedford; one brother, Eugene Claude King of French Lick; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and one sister.

She was retired from Thomson Consumer Electronics and attended Faith Mission in Bedford. She was a member of TOPS.

Services for Janet King will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/27/97

Wright – C. Gilbert Wright of Mitchell died Saturday, December 27, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born on November 17, 1951, in Pontiac, MI, he was the son of Charles Luther and Margaret (Wheeler) Wright.

Surviving are his mother of Mitchell; three brothers: David Wright of Auburn Hills, MI, Michael Wright and Patrick Wright, both of Waterford, MI; two sisters: Margaret Bendeck of Mission, TX, and Nancy Webster of Mitchell. His father, Charles Luther Wright, also died in the accident.

He was the owner of Wright Technologies in Orleans.

Services for C. Gilbert Wright will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Revs. Ottis Crowder and Bill Goodpaster officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eckerty. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th and from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

Wright – Charles Luther Wright of Mitchell died Saturday, December 27, 1997, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born in Doolittle Mills, IN, on October 22, 1928, he was the son of Everett and Alice (Waddle)Wright. He married Margaret Wheeler on August 21, 1950, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: David Wright of Auburn Hills, HI, Michael Wright and Patrick Wright, both of Waterford, MI; two daughters, Margaret Bendeck of Mission, TX, and Nancy Webster of Mitchell; six brothers: Ernest, Lloyd, Roy, Jim, Phillip, and Kenneth; six sisters: Nadine, Mary, Cloise, Geneva, Tanya, and Star; ten grandchildren; and one great grandchild. His son, C. Gilbert Wright, also died in the accident.

He was the manager and owner of the Spring Haven Motel in Mitchell.

Services for Charles Wright will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 31st, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Revs. Ottis Crowder and Bill Goodpaster officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eckerty. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 30th, and from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

12/25/97

Bowlman – Beatrice M. Bowlman of Mitchell died on Thursday, December 25, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Manitowoc, WI, on October 31, 1915, she was the daughter of Louis and Stella (Kuras) Kielbasiewicz. She married Charles D. Bowlman on December 14, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Charlene E. Evans of Mitchell; one sister, Elizabeth DeMay of Ludington, MI; two brothers, Frank Kiel of Lansing, MI, and Edward Kielbasiewicz of Southfield, MI; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Church Guild.

Funeral services for Beatrice Bowlman will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Stephen Kenney officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, December 30th, in Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington, MI.

12/24/97

Dalton – Helen Frances Dalton of Bedford died Wednesday, December 24, 1997, at Bedford Nursing Center. Born on February 5, 1912, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Everett Kirby and Etta (Radcliffe) Newkirk. She married John R. Dalton on October 22, 1930, in Jeffersonville. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1996.

Surviving are three sons: Louie Dalton of Bedford, Ronald Dalton of Arkansas, and Jack L. Dalton of Indianapolis; one brother, two sisters, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Charles Dalton; and four brothers.

She was a clerk and a homemaker, and she attended Faith Christian Church.

Services for Helen Dalton will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

12/22/97

Mitchell – Helen L. Mitchell of Springville died Monday, December 22, 1997, in Bedford. She was the daughter of Ruben Sylvester and Talitha (Shanks) Delaney. She married Fredrick Russell Mitchell in October, 1940, and he died in 1956.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Mitchell of Bloomington; one sister, Christina Fuerst of Hammond; three grandchildren: Debra Stevens, Nick Herthel, and Christopher Herthel, all of Bedford; three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, and five brothers.

She worked at the Springville Post Office from the late 1940's until she retired in 1985. She was appointed postmistress in 1969.

Services for Helen Mitchell will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 24th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Carder officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/21/97

Burns – Ruby A. Burns of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday, December 21, 1997, at her residence. Born May 1, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Birdie (Taylor) Kern. She married Manuel Dwight Burns on January 16, 1949, and he died August 17, 1978.

Surviving are two sons: Stephan Burns of Ellettsville and Daniel Burns of Bedford; five sisters: Eula Gardner and Emma Ira, both of Bloomington, Wilma Jean Sickman of Stendal, Nemie Stone of Unionville, and Rosie Bihler of Almeda, CA; two brothers: Paul E. Kern and Kenneth Kern, both of Bedford; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, David Kern.

She worked several years at RCA in Bloomington and retired in 1973. She was a member of Bridge Church of Christ in Unionville.

Services for Ruby Burns will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 24th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Russell Minett officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mattix – Edna J. Mattix of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday, December 21, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Born in Lawrence County on June 9, 1933, she was the daughter of Murvin and Sarah (Carter) Moffatt. She married William Robert Mattix and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Robert Dale Mattix of Griffin, GA; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Edmonson of Mitchell; one sister, Shirley Stewart of Bedford; three grandsons, and four great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband and several brothers and sisters.

She retired as a leasing agent for apartments in Indianapolis and was of Protestant faith.

Services for Edna Mattix will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

McLaughlin – Opal McLaughlin of Bedford died Sunday, December 21, 1997, at the Bedford Nursing Home. Born May 5, 1904, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Riley and Lula (Daugherty) Richardson. She married Orville McLaughlin in May, 1924, and he died in 1965.

Surviving are one son, Damon McLaughlin of Bedford; one daughter, Melba Keesey of Anderson; four grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, June Bogard, one brother, one sister, and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.

There will be a graveside service for Opal McLaughlin at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Friends may call from 10:30 A.M.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 23rd at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

12/19/97

Godsey – Frances G. Godsey of Bedford died Friday, December 19, 1997, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born November 25, 1915, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Carmino and Carmella Grecco. She married Doyle B. Godsey on February 22, 1941, and he died April 22, 1993.

Surviving are one son, Phillip Godsey of Fort Wayne, IN; one daughter, Camille Underwood of Oolitic; three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers: Ralph Grecco, Charles Grecco, and Phillip Grecco.

A graduate of Oolitic High School, she retired from GM Powertrain in Bedford. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the St. Vincent Altar Society.

Service for Frances Godsey will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 22nd, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home Sunday from 2-8 p.m., and the rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Patton – Louise W. Patton of Bedford, formerly of Avoca, died Friday, December 19, 1997, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Martin County on June, 12, 1910, she was the daughter of John E. and Leona (Baker) Rowe. She married Ephriam Patton on September 10, 1927, and he died February 24, 1983.

Surviving are one son, Fred Neil Patton of Avoca; one daughter, Marian Turner of Avoca; eight grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Shirley Ann Glover; two brothers, Rufo and Leroy Rowe; five sisters: Luna Morrison, Elizabeth Rowe, Ruth Kirkman, Ola Bridwell, and Helen Barger; and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and attended Avoca Baptist Church.

Services for Louise Patton will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, December 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/18/97

Goldsberry – Esther L. Goldsberry of Mitchell passed away Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born July 11, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (Vaught) Ritchison. She married Curtis M. Goldsberry on May 13, 1945, and he preceded her in death September 1, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Robert Dean Goldsberry of Mitchell; one daughter, Mary P. Taylor of Mitchell; two sisters: Marjorie Simpson of Redick, FL, and Delores Albright of Mitchell; two brothers: Donald Ritchison and Paul Ritchison, both of Bedford; ten grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and a great granddaughter.

She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and was a breakfast cook at Dairy Queen.

The funeral service for Esther Goldsberry will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Bro. Mark L. Fields officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Harrell – Juanita Harrell of Mitchell died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born February 22, 19181, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Claude and Alice (Guthrie) Williams. She married John Nelson Harrell on May 1, 1937, and he died in 1983.

Surviving are two daughters: Janet Stillions of Mitchell and Sandra Harrell of Maron, MI; three sons: Bernard Harrell of Franklin, OH, Marvin Harrell of Medora, and John David Harrell of Brownstown; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters, and one grandchild.

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

Services for Juanita Harrell will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Bro. James Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Magnus – Geneva A. Magnus of Oolitic died Thursday, December 18, 1997, at Vencor Hospital in Greenwood, IN. Born in Avoca on October 11, 1917, she was the daughter of Ellis and Nellie (Kirkman) Cain. She married James Victor Magnus on April 14, 1934, and he died December 5, 1977.

Surviving are two sons: Henry Magnus of Oolitic and James Magnus of Bedford; one sister, Mildred Buhr of Smithville; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Larry Dean Magnus; one daughter, Melinda Sue Magnus; two sisters, Maude Smith and Mabel Bridwell; and four brothers: Carl, Laurel, Fred, and Milo Cain.

She was a homemaker of of Pentecostal faith.

There will be a graveside service of Geneva Magnus at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 22, at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/17/97

Williams – Lena Pearl Williams of Bedford died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford. Born November 18, 1906, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Trueman and Della (Stigall) Fisher. She married Henry Ford, who preceded her in death. She married Harry Williams and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Howard W. "Tim" Ford of Bedford; one half sister, Barbara Daulton of Lawrence County; two granddaughters; two great granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, three sisters: Lola Boofer, Edith Sego, and Lois Louden; and three brothers: Lee, Lawrence, and Lester Fisher.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 22nd, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, December 22nd at the mortuary.

In 1975 she retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane.

Rayburn – Harold N. Rayburn of Bedford died Wednesday, December 17, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born May 1, 1919, in Bedford, he was the son of Oliver and Addie (Smith) Rayburn. He married Emma Browning on October 11, 1941, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Fred Rayburn of Bremerton, WA; one daughter, Janet Cooper of Bedford; two sisters: Edith Hemphill of Bedford and Ruth Alice Jennings of Kokomo; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one niece. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

He retired from the Indiana Limestone Company and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Harold Rayburn will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Braden officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, December 19th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/16/97

Terrell – Roy V. Terrell of Mitchell died Tuesday, December 17, 1997, at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Lawrence County on June 21, 1920, he was the son of Elza and Cora M. (Pridemore) Terrell. He married Pauline Napier.

Surviving are two sons: Ronald Terrell and David E. Terrell, both of Mitchell; one daughter, Sandra Ritchison of Bedford; two sisters: Roxie Terrell of Williams and Sarah Louise Eisle of Bedford: one brother, Roscoe Terrell of French Lick; five grandchildren: and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

He was a retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was a self-employed carpenter and electrician. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250, the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell, and a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.

There will an 11:00 a.m. graveside service for Roy Terrell on Monday at Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with graveside military rites being accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell. Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no funeral service or visitation at the funeral home.

12/15/97

Calentine – Tammy J. Calentine of Bedford died Monday, December 15, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born March 13, 1965, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roy and Grace (Beavers) Mitchell. She married Richard Calentine on May 19, 1984, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Heather Dawn Calentine, Brandi Nichole Calentine and Chelsea Mari Calentine, all at home, two brothers: Roger Mitchell of Mitchell and Kevin Sullivan of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Mitchell, her mother and stepfather, Grace and Ronald Sullivan, this year.

A 1983 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, she had worked for Johnson Oil Company, Bigfoot Division, in Bedford.

Services for Tammy Calentine will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Private burial services will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Lawrence County Chapter, or Bedford Regional Medical Center Hospice Program.

Priddy – Charles Eithel Priddy of East Oolitic died Monday, December 15, 1997, at his residence. Born in Hardin County, KY, on October 14, 1914, he was the son of Thomas and Mae (Gastineau) Priddy. He married Thelma Garland on May 23, 1936, and she died July 3, 1993.

Surviving are three sons: Tom Priddy, Jerry Priddy, and Kirby Priddy, all of Bedford; one daughter, Sherri Scott of Bedford; two brothers: Garland Priddy of Owensburg, and Merlynn Priddy of Florida; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and ten brothers and sisters.

He was a farmer and retired from General Motors Powertrain in Bedford. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 440 and attended Oolitic Baptist and East Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services for Charles Priddy will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/14/97

Robbins – Charles E. Robbins, Sr. of Bedford died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born January 12, 1930, in Peerless (Lawrence County), he was the son of Dora and Clona (Ray) Robbins. He married Mary C. Wykoff on November 30, 1952, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Charles "Chuck" Robbins, Jr. of Bedford, Joey David Robbins of Leesville, and Benjamin Robbins of Mitchell; four daughters: Terri Briscoe, Dora Robbins, and Jenny LuAllen, all of Bedford, and Linda Nicholson of Norman, IN; sixteen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Norval Robbins of Bedford; one sister, Mary Colgan of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty Robbins and Peggy Scherschel.

A retired Bedford fireman and businessman, he owned and operated Hoosier Hills Fire & Safety Equipment Co. He was one of the first E.M.T.'s with the Lawrence County Ambulance Service. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford, the Bedford Firefighters: Association, the Masonic Cedar Lodge, #161, Leesville, IN, and was a past member of Jaycees. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Services for Charles Robbins will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Stephen Scroggins and the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 of the American Legion. Friends may call 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be conducted by the Leesville Cedar Lodge on Tuesday evening.

White – Ronald White of Bedford died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born October 3, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Hobert and Bessie (Kirk) White. He married Joyce K. Elliott on November 10, 1957, and she survives.

Surviving with the wife are three sons: Bryan White and Robert White, both of Bedford, and Larry White of Greenwood; five brothers: Robert White, Denny White, Roger White and Jerry White, all of Bedford, and Carl White of Vacaville, CA; one sister, Vicki Prince of Bedford; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brothers, William White; and one sister, Betty Cooper.

He was retired from General Motors Powertrain (Central Foundry) in Bedford and was a member of U.A.W. Local 440. He was of Protestant faith.

Services for Ronald White will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Kessinger officiating. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 16th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bailey – Loran W. Bailey of Mitchell died Sunday, December 14, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County on August 11, 1915, he was the son of Edgar and Dessie (Bowman) Bailey. He married Sarah Alice Ellis on October 21, 1961, and she died April 3, 1996.

Surviving are one sister, Olive Umphress of Heltonville, and one brother, Larry Bailey of Williams.

He was a retired employee of Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served twenty years in the Navy and retired as a chief warrant officer. He was a member of Mundell Christian Church, Fleet Reserve, and the National Rifle Association.

Services for Loran Bailey will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 17th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Ron Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 16th, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

12/13/97

Strunk – Dorothy Strunk of Fort Myers, FL, died Saturday, December 13, 1997, at Columbia Regional Medical Center. Born June, 16, 1942, in Marion County, IN, she was the daughter of Regional H. and Dorothy L. (Glassburn) Cole Jr. She married Clovis Strunk on October 4, 1987, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, David Lano of Angola, IN; two daughters: Lois Stillabower of Franklin, IN, and Rachel Lane of Angola, IN; six stepchildren: Marcia Maulden of Seattle, WA, Gary Strunk and Michelle Smith, both of Oceano, CA, Robin English of Castro Valley, CA, Teresa Hardwick of Franklin, IN, and Lisa Gisler of Boron, CA; four brothers: Reginald David Cole and Ronald Cole, both of Killeen, TX, Russell Cole and Roger Cole, both of Fort Myers, FL; two sisters: Paula Sexton of Fort Myers, FL, and Wanda Mason of Alamogordo, NM; six grandchildren: sixteen step grandchildren; and one step great grandchild.

She was an employee of Eckerds Pharmacy in Fort Myers and was a member of the First Christian Church in Lehigh Acres, FL.

Services for Dorothy Strunk will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18th, at Springville Pentecostal Mission with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 17th, and from 1 p.m. until the service Thursday at Springville Pentecostal Mission.

12/12/97

Baker – Wilma C. Baker of Springville died Friday, December 12, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Springville on December 1, 1933, she was the daughter of Earl and Mellie Reida (Henderson) Anderson. She married Robert Baker, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Robert Greg Baker of Springville; one daughter, Teresa Picou of Springville; two brothers, Chester Anderson and William Anderson, both of Springville; three sisters, Edith Godsey, Georgia Phillips, and Wanda Reuter, all of Springville; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Blako and Betty Rollins.

She was a homemaker and a member of Springville Grace Baptist Church.

Services for Wilma Baker will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-9 p.m. Monday, December 15th, at The Day & Carter Funeral Home.

Hancock – Mae Hancock of Bedford died Friday, December 12, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 31, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Withers) Willis. She married William Hancock on May 5, 1952, and he survives.

Surviving with the husband are two stepsons: W. L. "Butch" Hancock of Lafayette, IN, and W.D. "Skip" Hancock of Bedford; one brother, Walter Willis of Port Charlotte, FL; two sisters, Joan Burton and Betty Dobson, both of Mitchell; six step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marie Falkenhof, and one brother, Robert E. Willis.

She was co-owner of Leonard's Confectionery in Bedford during the 1950's.

Services for Mae Hancock will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 15th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, December 14th, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

12/11/97

Nordhoff – Joe Nordhoff of Bedford died Thursday, December 11, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born April 20, 1920, he was the son of Joe and Valeta Nordhoff. He married Mabel King in August, 1948, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Joe Norhoff of Birdseye and John Nordhoff of Crane; two brothers: Don Nordhoff of Bedford and Tom Nordhoff or Illinois. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. Having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673 in Jasper. He worked and retired as a brick and block mason.

Funeral services for Joe Nordhoff will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 15th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery and graveside military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday, December 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

12/09/97

Johnson – Linda L. Johnson of Heltonville died Tuesday, December 9, 1997, at her residence. Born in Lawrence County on July 13, 1943, she was the daughter of Everett E. and Lula A. (Srygley) Turpen. She married Joseph S. Johnson on June 12, 1960, and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Kevin Joe Johnson of Mattoon, IL, and Troy Shelby Johnson of Oolitic; one daughter, Kimberly Gillespie of Bedford; two brothers: Virgil Turpin of Bedford and Jesse Turpin of Oregon; three sisters: Barbara J. Hauser of Pennsylvania, Patsy JoAnn Terrill of Heltonville and Phyllis Jane Johnson of Bedford; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She worked for John C. Groub Company in Seymour and was a twenty-five year member of Fairview Community Church.

Services for Linda Johnson will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 12th, at Fairview Community Church with the Revs. Kenny Fisher and Ivan Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery in Heltonville. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Thursday, December 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, and from noon until service time Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice or Fairview Community church Building Fund.

12/08/97

Busch – Daniel Jack Busch of Mitchell died Monday, December 8, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Lawrenceport on June 17, 1902, he was the son of Elmer and Lucretia (McKinney) Busch. He first married Viola Kathleen Baldwin. He then married Mabel Sanders, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are three sons: Bill Busch and Mike Busch, both of Bedford, and Jerry Busch of Tucson, AZ; one daughter, Ruth Ann Ravencroft of Kelso, WA; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Busch, two brothers, and one sister.

A stone sculptor and the designer of the Grissom Memorial, he owned Busch Monument Works in Mitchell. He was a member of Mitchell Lodge 228 F&AM and Cutter and Carvers Union.

Services for Daniel Busch will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call at Haverly Mortuary from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 10th, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday. Mitchell Lodge 228 F&AM will accord Masonic rites at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Chapman – Jesse Chapman of Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center, formerly of Huron, died Monday, December 8, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born September 15, 1909, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Nancy (Johnson) Chapman. He married Anna M. Lynch on March 21, 1936, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, William D. Chapman of Alabama; one daughter, Nancy E. Mobley of Odon; one stepdaughter, Rose Merry of Mitchell; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Terrell, one brother, and five sisters.

He was a World War II Army veteran and was retired from Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell.

Services for Jesse Chapman will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Bonds Chapel Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the mortuary.

Jeffries – Lela Jeffries of Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, December 8, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 21, 1894, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Frank and Effie (Pridemore) Terry. She married Charles Jeffries, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Irene Haverly of Mitchell; three sons: Charles Jeffries of California, Gordon Jeffries and William Jeffries, both of Florida; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter, Lucille Gilford.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for Lela Jeffries will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 12th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with Bro. Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 11th, and from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the mortuary.

Patton – Zelma Patton of Bedford died Monday, December 8, 1997, at Shakamak Good Samaritan Center in Jasonville, IN. Born in Lawrence County on December 6, 1912, she was the daughter of Jesse and Lona (Watson) Allen. She married Enoch E. Patton on May 15, 1928, and he died June 11, 1986.

Surviving are one son: Donald E. Patton of Bedford; two daughters: Mrs. William (Sharon) Dillow and Mrs. William (Mary) Darcus, both of Springville; seven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandson; two step grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson and one great grandson.

She was a member of the Guthrie Christian Church and the Ladies Aid Society of Guthrie Christian Church. She was a former employee of RCA in Bloomington and Crane, NWSC.

Services for Zelma Patton will be Wednesday, December 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. John E. Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, December 9th, from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday, December 10th, from 11-1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Stephens – Helen J. Stephens of Mitchell passed away Monday, December 8, 1997, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born May 3, 1911, Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Chester C. and Edith (Everman) Jacobs. She married the Rev. Barney L Stephens on June 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1989.

Surviving are one daughter, Marian J. Stephens of Mitchell, and one sister, Amelia Ann Jacobs of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Robert C. Jacobs and William P. Jacobs.

She was a graduate of Shortridge High School and Butler University and was a librarian. A member of the First Christian Church and the CWF, she and her husband had served churches in Wisconsin, Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Peru and Mitchell, Indiana. She was a member of Fleur deLis and Order of Eastern Star.

Funeral services for Helen Stephens will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. David Shephard officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at Bluff Creek Cemetery near Greenwood. Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be sent to : Pension Fund of Christian Churches, Disciples of Christ, 130 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3645.

12/07/97

Delpha – Guy Elza Delpha of Bedford died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Oolitic on April 11, 1904, he was the son of Matt and Addie (Stewart) Delpha.

Surviving are one brother, Marion Delpha of Bedford, one sister, Blanche Webb of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Delpha, and one sister, Mary Carmel.

He retired from the Indiana Theater, where he had worked for 60 years.

Funeral services for Guy Delpha will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Cassida officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Monday, December 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Smith – Mary M. Smith of Bedford, formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at her residence. Born in Mitchell on September 29, 1906, she was the daughter of Hayden and Melissa (Miller) Hancock. She married Ralph Smith in 1929, and he died June 29, 1963.

Surviving are one brother, William E. Hancock of Mitchell and one sister, Grace Sell of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and two sisters.

She was owner of Smith Village Grocery and Gas Station at Ninth St. and SR60 in Mitchell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Spring Mill Homemakers Club, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as president of the Lawrence County Homemakers.

Services for Mary Smith will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, and 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 10th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, and from noon until service time Wednesday at the church.

12/06/97

Cahill – Emery P. Cahill of Bedford died Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 16, 1909, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thomas and Nell Cahill. He married Violet W. Morris on April 9, 1942, and she died October 31, 1975. He married Thelma B. Blackburn on September 4, 1978, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Donald Cahill of Bedford; three daughters: Sherry Voigtschild of Bedford, Janice Smith of Bloomington, and Rita White of Florida; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by this first wife; one sister, Louis Miller; and one brother, Howard Cahill.

A member of the Free Methodist Church of Bedford, he was a World War II Army veteran and retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane.

Services for Emery Cahill will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Ivan Hunter and Bob Carder officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday, December 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Evans – Billie J. Evans of Huron passed away Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born May 11, 1933, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Pauline (Leonard) Grider. She married Wayne P. Evans on January 1, 1959, and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1997.

Surviving are two daughters: Starr Norwalt of Ellettsville and Brandi Dean Kent of Bloomington; and three stepsons: Wayne Evans of Loogootee, Calvin Evans of Shoals, and Anthony Evans of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Don Richard Grider.

She was a member of the Huron Baptist Church.

Funeral services for Billie Evans will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, December 8th, and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service at the funeral home.

12/05/97

Donica – Thurman L. Donica of Shelbyville, formerly of Bedford, died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Heritage House Convalescent Center. Born in Henry County on April 27, 1922, he was the son of Edward and Jeanette (Helton) Donica. He married K. Lucille Chadwell on December 14, 1952, and she survives.

Other survivors are two sons: Dr. James Daugherty of Indianapolis and Philip Donica of Martinsville; two daughters, Valerie Donica of Shelbyville and Cheryl Donica of Loma Linda, CA; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

He retired from Indiana Gas Company in Shelbyville, where he was a department head for twenty-five years. He was a member of Sandusky United Methodist Church and was a World War II Army veteran.

Services for Thurman Donica will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. W. Richard Waddle officiating. Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Friends may call Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sandusky United Methodist Church in Sandusky.

Harrell – Louise A. Harrell of Bedford died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born April 1, 1901, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Edgar and Effie (Gabbert) Stipp. She married Lawrence H. Harrell and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1963.

Surviving are one son, Robert D. Harrell of Bedford; one daughter, Carolyn Brown of Vincennes; two sisters: Mary Norris and Hazel Lee, both of Bedford; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Betty Lantz, and two brothers, Carl and Lloyd Stipp.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Services for Louise Harrell will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 8th, at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with the Revs. Carder and Ivan Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, December 7th, at the funeral home.

12/04/97

Hatfield – Nellie Hatfield of Bedford died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born March 29, 1907, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Verna and Maude (Jackson) Hamilton. She married Bruce Tinsley on June 12, 1926, and he died December 28, 1961. She married Marshall Hatfield in 1964, and he died May 16, 1989.

Surviving are two brothers: Oval Hamilton of Bloomington and Dale Hamilton of Springville; and four sisters: Lucille Hostettler of Springville, Goldia Brazzell, Leona Pritchett, and Naomi Parks, all of Oolitic. Preceding her in death were both husbands, two sisters: Norma E. Saunders and Mildred J. Hamilton; and one brother, Vearl Hamilton.

She was co-owner of Bruce Tinsley's Men's Wear in Bedford and a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Services for Nellie Hatfield will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday, December 5th, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/03/97

Camp – Nellie Margaret Camp of Bedford died Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at her residence. The daughter of W. J. and Anna (Shipper) Suntken, she was born on February 4, 1925, in Hancock County, IA. She married Gerald Maurice Camp in Sheridan, AR, on January 13, 1946, and he died in 1980.

Surviving are two sons: Robert L. Camp of Mitchell and the Rev. Melvin D. Camp of Worthington; one daughter, "Deno" Stroud of Bedford; five brothers: William Suntken of Elgin, MN, Fred Suntken of Burlington, IA, Clarence Suntken of Sioux City, IA, Gerald Suntken of Jacksonville, IL, and Richard Suntken of Council Bluff, IA; four sisters: Elizabeth Foderburg of Rogers, AR, Wibaelina Lyons of Rocky Forge, CO, Dena Rossow of Des Moines, IA, and Geraldine Memitz of Branson, MO, five grandchildren; and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

She was administrator at Bedford Nursing Center from 1974-1989. For eight years she was the site manager for S.A.F.E.R. , a before and after school child care program at Burris School, and she was a licensed practical nurse administrator-school emergency medical technician. She was a member of Bedford Business and Professional Women, White Shrine, Licensed Practical Nurses Association, and Lawrence County Prevention of Child Abuse. She was of Methodist faith.

Services for Nellie Camp will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. O. Terrell Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, December 5th, at Ferguson-Lee.

Hughes – Josephine Hughes of Bedford died Wednesday, December 3, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born January 24, 1923, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Ephriam F. and Eva May (Morrow) Taylor. She married Cecil Hughes on November 18, 1939, and he died June 1, 1996

Surviving are three sons: Dennis Hughes of Crane, Tom Hughes, and Jerry Hughes, both of Bedford; one daughter, Joyce Sams of Bedford; five brothers: Glen Taylor, Guy D. Taylor, Herman Taylor and Emery Taylor, all of Bedford, and Gerald "Jake" Taylor of Mitchell; four sisters: Christeen Strunk, Adeline Fortner, Ocie Brown, and Wanda Cunnington, all of Bedford; thirty-seven grandchildren; fifty-four great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gary David Hughes; two brothers: Norman Taylor and one in infancy; one sister in infancy; and two great grandchildren.

She was retired from the Dunn Memorial Hospital with thirty-five years of service and was a Gold Star Mother. She was of Protestant faith.

Services for Josephine Hughes will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, December 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

12/02/97

Naragon – Wayne Naragon, Jr. of Indianapolis, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Born July 16, 1935, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Wayne and Helen (Wagner) Naragon Sr.

Surviving are his mother of Huron; an adopted daughter, Jennifer Covey Naragon of Indianapolis; and one sister, Phyllis Alley of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell.

Services for Wayne Naragon, Jr. will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 5th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 4th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

12/01/97

Casey – William Casey of Bedford died Monday, December 1, 1997, at his residence. Born August 3, 1910, in Loogootee, he was the son of John Harrison and Pearl (Fletcher) Casey. He married Luella Burgess on May 7, 1954, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, John William Casey of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one daughter, Jean Hubbard of Issue, MD; and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death were two brothers and three sisters.

He was a tool and die maker supervisor and had worked in research and development at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Services for William Casey will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m Wednesday, December 3rd, and from noon until service time Thursday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/29/97

Cox – Winfred Cox of Bedford died Saturday, November 29, 1997, at his residence. Born on November 18, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thurman and Grace (Stines) Cox. He married Sarah Tincher on December 24, 1953, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Linda L. Charles of Bedford; one brother, Hubert Cox of Bedford; two grandchildren; and one great grandson. He was Preceded in death by one son, Donnie Lloyd Cox, and one sister, Lorene Dalton.

He was of Protestant faith. A Korean War Marine veteran, he retired from Robertson Mills in Bedford and Brownstown and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Services for Winfred Cox will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, December 1st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/28/97

Diehl – Thelma Diehl of Bedford died Friday, November 28, 1997, at Bedford Nursing Center. She was born September 14, 1910, the daughter of Emery and Lou (Tumey) Stewart. She married Murray George Diehl, and he died in 1986.

Surviving are one son, Gary Diehl of Bedford; one brother, Harold Stewart of Needmore; one sister, Jeannette Franklin of Fort Myers, FL; three grandchildren; two step granddaughters; two great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Gordon Stewart, Clifford Stewart, and Delbert Stewart; and one sister, Flo Owens.

She was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a former president of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Pink Ladies.

Services for Thelma Diehl sill be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 1st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Pastor Steve Hale officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, November 30th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Eastern Star memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m.

Powell – Jack W. Powell of Bedford died Friday, November 28, 1997, at his residence. Born in Alturas, CA on August 27, 1924, he was the son of E. C. and Alma Irene (Grant) Powell. He married Jean Lee on April 2, 1946, in Bedford, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jill Webb of Bedford; one brother, Evan Powell of Chattanooga, TN; and three grandchildren, Kyle Smith, Chad Smith, and Jeanna Smith, all of Bedford.

A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he retired as a tool and die maker from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a 1941 graduate of Modoc High School in Alturas, CA. He was a 50 year member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1686 in Oolitic, St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus.

Services for Jack Powell will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 1st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Mausoleum in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites accorded by members of The American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, November 30th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/27/97

Demaree – Steven "Brent" Demaree died Thursday, November 27, 1997, at his home. Born February 19, 1970, in Bedford, he was the son of Harry "Benny" and Janet (Dalton) Demaree.

He is survived by his parents of Bedford, one brother, Jonathan Demaree of Bedford, and one nephew, Christian Demaree. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one brother, Jeffrey.

He was a machinist and mechanic and was employed by C&M Manufacturing. A member of Leatherwood Christian Church, he was an Eagle Scout, and a veteran of Desert Storm, serving in the U.S. Army.

Services for Steven Demaree will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Christian Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, December 2nd, from 4-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/26/97

Covey – Carl W. Covey of Bedford died Wednesday, November 26, 1997. Born in Owen County on May 30, 1919, he was the son of Ephriam and Laura (Prince) Covey. He married Mary Goldsberry on October 26, 1940, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Fred H. Covey and Edward E. Covey, both of Bedford; one brother, Clifford Covey, Fayetteville; one sister: Laura Anderson of Greenwood; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Covey and Clint Covey, and four brothers and one sister in infancy.

He served in the infantry of the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was also a member of the Boat and Sportsman Club and the National Rifle Association.

Services for Carl Covey will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 28th, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home with burial following in the Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. on Friday, November 28th, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Dodds – Raymond Wray Dodds of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Lawrence County, died Wednesday in Port Charlotte, FL. He was born in Lawrence County, the son of McClellan and Myrtle (Wray) Dodds. He married Abigail Sears on December 24, 1927, and she died May 11, 1989.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Dodds, Jr. of Arcadia, FL, four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters.

A member of Mundell Christian Church, he was a retired stone mill worker and a farmer.

Memorial services for Raymond Dodds will be held at a later date. The National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.

11/25/97

Hicks – Helen L. Hicks died Tuesday, November 25, 1997, at her residence. Born July 19, 1930, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Arthur Lyle and Grace Ruby (Greer) Franklin. She married James Robert Allen, and he preceded her in death. She married Benny A. Elliott on December 24, 1953, and he died April 28, 1983. She married Dennis Hicks on November 9, 1984, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Benny Joe Elliott of Bloomington; three daughters: Tangie Southern of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Sally Ann Elliott of Houston, TX, and Margie L. Riley of Orange County, CA; three stepchildren: Melissa Ann Pace and Cameron Scott Hicks, both of Bloomington, and Susan Katheryn Hicks of Indianapolis; one sister, Marge Quackenbush of Bedford; four grandchildren; and four step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands and one sister, Margaret Spaulding.

She had worked as a clerk at the R Street Grocery and Armstrong Paint & Wallpaper Store in Bedford. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

A memorial service for Helen Hicks will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 28th, at the First Baptist church with the Revs. Jon Lineback and Rick Catlett officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Regional Hospital Hospice Program.

11/24/97

Burton – Virginia Adamson Burton died Monday, November 24, 1997, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN. Born December 10, 1906, in Fayetteville, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Sears) Adamson. She married Lewis R. Burton on January 4, 1930, in Shelbyville, KY; he preceded her in death in June, 1962.

Surviving are one daughter: Gayle Terris Burton Newby of Norman, IN; one step-daughter, Helen Bruce of Columbus, IN; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one step-son, Kenneth Burton of Sarasota, FL. She was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Adamson, and two sisters, Mae Sherrill and Ruby Adamson.

She retired in 1963 from the Indiana Flower Shop in Bedford. She was a member of Old Union Church in Fayetteville, IN.

There will be graveside services for Virginia Burton at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28th, at Old Union Church Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call Wednesday, November 26th, from 3-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/22/97

Judah – Kathleen Judah died Saturday, November 22, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. She was the daughter of Thomas and Myrtle (Robinson) Hayes and was born in Greene County on July 22, 1920. She married Bruce G. Judah on December 1, 1939, and he died May 2, 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Pixie A. Judah of Needmore; one son, Parker D. Judah of Bedford; two sisters: Gereldine Fines of Needmore and Phyllis Clawson of Delphi; four brothers: Don Hayes of Florida, Tom Hayes, Frank Hayes and Richard Hayes, all of Bedford; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Bruce A. "Pete" Judah in 1983; one sister, Rose Mary Lee; and two brothers: William and Sammy Hayes.

She was a homemaker and a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Services for Kathleen Judah will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 25th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Pastor Steve Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. today at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/20/97

Newbold – Helen Newbold of Shoals, formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday, November 20, 1997 at Daviess County Hospital in Washington, IN. She was born July 26, 1911, in Indianapolis. She married George "Pete" Newbold on December 24, 1971, in Bedford, and he survives.

Other survivors are one step-son: Richard Newbold of Indianapolis; one step-daughter, Jeannie Levitt of Indianapolis; four step grandchildren; and several step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two step-grandsons, and a brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of Moose Lodge Auxiliary #801 of Bedford.

Services for Helen Newbold will be Saturday, November 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/19/97

Hawkins – Audrey Hawkins of Springville died Wednesday, November 19, 1997, at her residence. Born December 29, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leo Leland and Wreathie Day (Voorhies) Hall. She married Albert George on July 11, 1936, and he died on January 26, 1942. She then married James Lloyd Hawkins on April 15, 1955, and he died February 22, 1992.

Surviving are two sons: Steven R. Hawkins of Bedford and Scott A. Hawkins of Springville; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both husbands, one daughter, Donna Gayle George; one sister, Vivian Brinson, and two brothers, Paul and Murl Hall.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Services for Audrey Hawkins will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 21st, at at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with the Revs. Bill Johnson and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, November 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday at the church.

Lessig – Roberta Lessig of Bedford died Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 1, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and Mary Jane (McCall) Chastain. She married Harold Lessig on April 15, 1950, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters; Joyce Lessig of Bloomington, Linda Lessig, and Juanita Card, both of Bedford; two sisters: Juanita French of Bloomington and Betty Roach of Springville; two grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fay and Ray Chastain, and one sister, Dorothy Lloyd.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Roberta Lessig will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, November 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/18/97

Pritchett – Cora E. Pritchett of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday, November 18, 1997, at Bloomington Convalescent Center. The daughter of John J. and Mary Jane (Hackney) Thomas, she was born in Oolitic on August 11, 1902. She married the Rev. Arthur K. Pritchett in 1917, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Alma Neff Keltner of Bloomington; one son, John W. Pritchett of Trenton, MO; one brother, William Paul Thomas; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four daughters, Sharon Holloway, Bette Chaney, and two in infancy, two sons in infancy, one brother, and six sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Services for Cora Pritchett will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Ed Gardner and Carol Callahan officiating. Burial will follow in Donica Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

Tincher – Curtis Tincher of Mitchell died Tuesday, November 18, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County on August 6, 1908, he was the son of Ewing Tincher and Lola Mae (Beasley) Tincher. He married Iva Chapman on February 14, 1931 in Lawrence County, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Roy, Daniel, Phillip, and Gerry, all of Mitchell; two daughters: Mrs. Gilbert (Doris) Sheeks and Mae Lou Howard, both of Mitchell; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Tincher.

He was retired from Carpenter Body Works and was also a farmer.

Services for Curtis Tincher will be Friday, November 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Couch officiating. Burial will follow in Port William Cemetery. Friends amy call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Donations may be made to Bryantsville Church of Christ, Corn Fund.

11/17/97

Hoffman – James F. Hoffman of Springville died Monday, November 17, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 23, 1941, in Martin County, he was the son of Herbert and Marie (Schwindt) Hoffman. He married Helen Adams on June 27, 1986, and she survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Marie Hoffman; two daughters: Connie Roush and Susan Diamond, both of Shoals; two stepsons: Dennis Adams of Bloomington and David Adams of Ellettsville; two brothers: Donald Hoffman of Bedford and Stephen Hoffman of Shoals; two sisters: Wilma Wampler and Mary Fulford, both of Bloomington; six grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

He retired as a heavy equipment operator at U.S. Gypsum with thirty-one years of service and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Loogootee.

Services for James Hoffman will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th, at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Shoals. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 19th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

11/15/97

Beasley – Gregory A. Beasley of Mitchell died Saturday, November 15, 1997, at his residence. The son of Jesse David and Patricia (Tanksley) Beasley, he was born in Bedford on August 18, 1976.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Jesse and Charlene Beasley of Mitchell; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and Chester Banks of Bedford; one brother, Eric Beasley of Mitchell; one stepsister, Felicia Perrill of Mitchell; one stepbrother, Scott Banks of Fayetteville; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noble Beasley of Mitchell; and step grandmother, Gretchen Cooper of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Roland and Martha Tanksley.

He was employed by Preferred Technologies in Mitchell and was a member of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education. Services for Gregory Beasley will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, with the Rev. Frank Ira officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at Haverly Mortuary.

Stafford – Dwight D. Stafford of Bedford died Saturday, November 15, 1997, at his residence. Born in Monroe County on April 12, 1937, he was the son of Claude and Pearl (Flynn) Stafford. He married Kaye Turpen, and she died in 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Deborah K. Terrell of Bedford; one brother, Wayne Stafford of Bedford; three sisters, Naomi Pace and Kathleen Smith, both of Bedford, and Linda Murphy of Columbus; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister, Roberta Norman.

A 1955 graduate of Needmore High School, he retired from RCA and was a part-time bus driver for North Lawrence Community Schools. He was a a member of Judah Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge 14.

Services for Dwight Stafford will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, at Judah Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Barlettsville Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, November 16th, and from 1-9 p.m. Monday, November 17th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

11/13/97

Hill – Murray Terhune Hill of Indianapolis died Thursday, November 13, 1997, in Indianapolis. Born December 14, 1911, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Leet and Maude Anna (Terhune) Hill. He married Violet Henderson on August 13, 1940, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Linda King and Catherine Petty, both of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; one sister, Hagar Anderson of Avon, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

He was a welder by trade, worked for Wabco for thirty years, and was formerly owner of Al's Sandwich Shop on J Street in Bedford. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #669 Indianapolis and a member of the Steelworkers Union.

Services for Murray Hill will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call Saturday, November 15th, from 5-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Masonic Rites will be given at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

11/10/97

Fortner – Roger Darrel Fortner of Bedford died Monday, November 10, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of Ralph and Mabel Fay (Turpen) Fortner, he was born in Lawrence County on July 16, 1936. He married Barbara Jean Voorhies on June 10, 1956, and she survives.

Other survivors are his mother; two daughters: June Ellen Fortner McPherson and Theresa Rose Fortner Allen; one son, Randal Darrel Fortner; one sister, Dottie Denny; five grandchildren; and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Fortner.

A graduate of Shawswick High School, he worked in maintenance at Fairfield Glade Resort in TN, White Castle Plant in Orleans, Camp Atterbury, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane. He also worked with the Neweddie Plumbing & Heating Co., and Phil Conners Construction in Seymour, Westinghouse in Bloomington, and was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Leatherwood Christian Church where he was a former Sunday school superintendent.

Services for Roger Fortner will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 14th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Fisher and Pastor Jeff Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, November 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hudson – Gregory W. Hudson of Bedford died Monday, November 10, 1997, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX. The son of Donald W. Hudson and Regina (Bowie) McIntyre, he was born in Lawrence County on October 5, 1971.

Survivors include his father, Donald W. Hudson of Bedford; his mother and stepfather, Regina and Gary McIntyre of Bedford: one sister, Beth Hudson of Chicago, IL; one stepbrother, Jeff McIntyre of Bloomington; and one stepsister, Jaime McIntyre of Bloomington.

A 1989 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and 1993 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he was a process engineer for General Electric in Bloomington. He was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Services for Gregory Hudson will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Dive Christian Church with Bro. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, November 14th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Shirley – Vivian Shirley of Bedford died Monday, November 10, 1997, in Bedford. Born January 10, 1915, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Virgil and Maudie (Fields) Cecil. She married Calvin "Bud" Shirley on April 21, 1934, and he died July 24, 1997.

Surviving are three sons: Nelson Shirley and Thomas Shirley, both of Bedford and Larry Shirley of Norman, IN; three daughters: Sue Dorsett, Annetta Short and Wanda Dalton, all of Bedford; one sister, Kathleen Rosenbaum of Bedford; fourteen grandchildren; and eighteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lloyd Arlin Cecil.

She was a homemaker and a member of White River Baptist Church.

Services for Vivian Shirley will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Perry Tom East and John McGaha officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Smith – Edna Smith of Bedford died Monday, November 10, 1997, at her residence. Born August 13, 1915, in New Lebanon, she was the daughter of William Clone and Viola May (Walls) East. She married Lewis H. Smith on May 14, 1932, and he died in 1986.

Surviving are two daughters: Norma Louise Armstrong of Bedford and Wanda Maxie Lunan of Marion, TX; two brothers: Edward East and Dossie East, both of Michigan; one sister, Dessie Chappel of Michigan; five grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Ratkos, and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Crane & Burroughs in Plymouth, MI. She was a member of Faith Mission Church.

Services for Edna Smith will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 13th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/08/97

Brashear – Edna E. Brashear of Bedford died Saturday, November 8, 1997, at her residence. Born in Hart County, KY, on February 3, 1926, she was the daughter of Willie and Loney (Wilcoxen) Redford. She was formerly married to Leo Brashear, and he survives.

Surviving also are four daughters: Shirley Pace and Marsha Brown, both of Bedford, Rita Moore of Columbia TN, and Helen Hughes of Richmond Heights, OH; two sons: Johnny Brashear and Dennis Brashear, both of Bedford; two stepsons: Thomas Brashear of Bedford and Paul Brashear of Radcliffe, KY; three sisters: Mattie Thornton and Maryetta Waller, both of Bedford and Alberta Rice of Campbellsville, KY: one brother, Thomas Brown of Bedford: sixteen grandchildren; eight step grandchildren: seven great grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Willie Robert and William Winford Brown.

She retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a member of Second Baptist Church of Bedford, United Auto Workers Local 440. She also bowled on several local leagues.

Services for Edna Brashear will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mitchell – Florence Mitchell of Avoca died Saturday, November 8, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. Born in Springville on January 29, 1906, she was the daughter of Sherman and Florence (Gilliland) Holmes. She married Ermal Mitchell on September 7, 1924, and he died in 1980.

Surviving are her caregiver Cecilia Rankin of Bedford; one sister, Marie Byers; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Dale Mitchell; one daughter, Norma Perry; four brothers: Leo, Fred, Max, and Harvey Holmes; three sisters: Jennie Smiley, Maggie Houpt, and Nettie Flaharty; and one grandson.

She was a homemaker and a clerk at J.C. Penney, Aldens and Goodman Jester. She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church, and was a Sunday School teacher for 40 years. She was also a member of Avoca Grandmothers Club.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Cherry and Bob Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 308 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the mortuary.

11/07/97

Grissom – Richard Grissom of Mitchell died Friday, November 7, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of William Milton and Violet Pearl (Ryburn) Grissom, he was born on July 3, 1931, in Lawrence County. He married Janelle Mundy on December 4, 1982, and she survives.

Surviving with the wife are three sons: Tim Grissom, Tovey Grissom, and Travis Grissom, all of Mitchell; three step-sons: Nathan Jenkins and Shane Daughrity, both of Mitchell, and Shawn Daughrity of Fort Myers, FL; one step-daughter, Nelsa King of Mitchell: two sisters: Martha Atchason of Bedford and Vilena Leger of Salem; fourteen grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

The owner of Grissom Auction, he had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Ford Electronics in 1996. He was a 1951 graduate of Huron High School and was a member of Sons of American Legion and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 16th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Kay Pruett officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the memorial service.

Root – Edna S. Root of Bedford died Friday, November 7, 1997, at Bedford Nursing Home. The daughter of William and Lucy (Root) Hensley, she was born in Clay County, KY, on January 4, 1904. She married Walter Smith, who died in 1958. She then married George S. Root, who died in 1978.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Edith Johnson of St. Louis, MO, and Jewell Shockley of Bedford; three step-sons: Merlin Root and Paul Root, both of Needmore, and Bob Root of Mississippi; her caregiver, Becky Miller of Bedford; one sister, Lula Harries of Manchester, KY; several step-grandchildren; several step great grandchildren and step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three step-sons: Cletus Root, Ray Root, and Russell Root; four sisters: Sophia Gregory, Nell Reynolds; Claudie Root, and Dollie Hensley; three brothers: Dewey Hensley, Frank Hensley, and Henry Hensley: and four grandchildren.

She was a member of the Baptist Church of Barboursville, KY, and was the former owner of Smith's Grocery.

Services for Edna Root will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, November 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wray – William Wray of Oolitic died Friday, November 7, 1997, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Kentucky on December 23, 1914, he was the son of Wesley and Myrtie (Coop) Wray. He married Ethel Marie Davis, and she survives.

Other survivors are one daughter, Joreena Pierce of Oolitic; three sisters: Eva Eads, Shirley Browning, and Helen Sharr, all of Oolitic; and several Nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Sarah Ellen, Monra Wagner, and Ruth Blackburn; and three brothers: Pete Wray, Wesley "Bud" Wray, and James Claude Wray.

He was a member of Hilltop Pentecostal Church and was retired from Cummins Engine in Columbus, IN.

Services for William Wray will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Bill Johnson and Bennie Southerland officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today, November 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/06/97

Cornett – Vernon Cornett of Williams died Thursday, November 6, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born in Hazard, KY, on February 9, 1924, he was the son of Boyd and Mary (McLemore) Cornett. He married Phyllis Wright in 1951, and she preceded him in death in 1966. He married Barbara Reynolds in 1967, and she survives.

Also surviving are two step-sons: Tom Reynolds of Williams, IN, and Rick Reynolds of Bedford; five step-grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; four brothers: John Cornett of Williams, Fred Cornett, Walter Cornett, all of Williams, and Leonard Cornett of Shoals, IN; three sisters: Georgia Plummer of Williams, Sally Davies of Talladega, AL, and Hattie Bowman of Montgomery, AL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Lawrence, Robert, Bill, and Troy Cornett; and one sister, Bertie Keith.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was retired in 1973 from NAD Crane and was a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Williams.

Services for Vernon Cornett will be Monday, November 10th, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Dana Adams officiating. Burial will be in Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, November 9th, from 2-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

McGinness – Marie L. McGinness of Bedford died Thursday, November 6, 1997, at her residence. She was born in Lawrence County on May 19, 1921, in Lawrence County, and was the daughter of Earl and Irma (Schooley) Hicks. She married Ivan Victor McGinness, whod died in 1963.

Surviving are three sons: Larry McGinness of TN, Jerry McGinness and Brad McGinness, both of Bedford; two daughters: Irma Thompson of FL, and Judy McGinness of Bedford; two sisters: Juanita Smith of Bedford and Mary Hensley of Clearwater, FL; nineteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters: Cathy McGinness and Shiela Reynolds, and one brother, Bob Hicks.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Serviced for Marie McGinness will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lowell Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/05/97

Henderson – James L. Henderson of Mitchell died Wednesday, November 5, 1997, at his residence. Born on March 27, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jefferson and Zelphia (Coulter) Henderson. He married Frances Bernice Starr on May 3, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Beverly Martin of Bedford; four brothers: Leroy Henderson of Boise, ID, William Henderson of Bedford, Wilbur Henderson and Denny Henderson, both of Bloomington; two sisters: Lela Sullivan of Bedford and Phyllis Patton of Mitchell; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother.

He was a retired employee of Indiana Limestone Company and a Navy veteran of World War II, stationed at Pearl Harbor during the invasion of Japan. He was of Baptist faith.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Hounshell officiating. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

11/04/97

Eckensberger – Alan F. Eckensberger of Downey, CA, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, November 4, 1997, at his residence. Born May 16, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of J. Franklin and Louise (Menaugh) Eckensberger. He married Olivia Slaughter on March 30, 1957, and she preceded him in death May 28, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters: Linnea Martin of Norwalk, CA, and Tina Durflinger of Downey, CA; one son, Gregory Alan Eckensberger of Norwalk, CA; his mother, Louise Eckensberger of Mitchell; one sister, Kay Blevins of Plainfield; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and his wife.

He had been assistant manager of F. W. Woolworth Company and had been employed with the California State Highway Department. He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Services for Alan Eckensberger will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Lucas officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 208 p.m. Sunday, November 9th, and after 9:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ikerd – Violet M. Ikerd of Bedford died Tuesday, November 4, 1997, at Bedford Hospitality House. Born November 16, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Louise (Salladee) Duncan. She married Earl Ikerd on December 21, 1930, and he died January 22, 1975.

Surviving are four sons: Frank Ikerd and Kenneth Ikerd, both of Bedford, Jerry Ikerd of Martinsville, and Norman Ikerd of Heltonville; one sister, Phyllis Newlin of Indianapolis; one brother, Charles Duncan of Pendleton; twenty grandchildren; and twenty-eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Eugene and James Carroll Ikerd.

She was a homemaker of of Protestant faith.

Services for Violet Ikerd will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, and 9 a.m. until the service Thursday, November 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/03/97

Kern – Michael D. Kern of Bedford died Monday, November 3, 1997, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. The son of Harry D. and Louise (Greer) Kern, he was born in Lawrence County on September 11, 1941. He married Suzette Corey on July 9, 1967, and she survives.

Surviving with the wife are one daughter, Heather Michelle Kern of Bedford; one son, Bryson David Kern of Bedford; three half-brothers: Clifford Winegar of Plainfield, Roger Winegar of Iowa, and Steven Winegar of Indianapolis; and one half-sister, Paula D. Edwards of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an independent insurance agent affiliated with The Adamson Agency in Bedford. A member of Fayetteville Baptist Church, he was a member and pianist for "Gospel 5" and "Harmonaires", and pianist for Oolitic Baptist Church. He was a member of the National Guard for six years and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford.

Services for Michael Kern will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Johnny Johnson and the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/02/97

Isom – Ralph Isom of Bedford died Sunday, November 2, 1997, at his residence. Born December 7, 1913, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry and Ida (Vaught) Isom. He married Mildred Jenkins.

Surviving are three sons: Ralph E. Isom of Greenwood, Terry Isom of Bartlettsville, and Tracy Isom of Bedford; one brother, Raleigh Isom of Bedford; one sister, Nina Oexman of Bedford; companion, Louise Dunlap of Bedford; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his four brothers: Francis, Elmer, Spencer, and Arthur Isom; and four sisters: Leona Gabbert, Daisy Hinkle, Margaret Spainhourd, and Blanche Faubion.

He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center- Crane and was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Services for Ralph Isom will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 5th at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at the mortuary.

Smith – Susan Smith of Jamestown, KY, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday morning, November 2, 1997, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on old SR 37 north of Bedford. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 6, 1962, she was the daughter of Leland and Norma (Bever) Crane.

Surviving are her fiancé, David Bridges of Bedford; her father and stepmother, Leland and Cherie Crane of Bedford; her mother Norma Crane of Bedford; two sons: Bryan Crane and Jesse Smith, both of Bedford; two brothers: Steven Crane of Bedford and Russell Crane of Pendleton; one stepsister, Shannon Waldrip of Bedford; and two stepbrothers: Joshua Waldrip of Bedford and Sean Waldrip of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

She was a former employee of Stone City Products in Bedford and attended Dive Christian Church.

Services for Susan Smith will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at the mortuary.

Stultz – Franklin David Stultz of Bedford died Monday, November 3, 1997. Born in Bedford on January 2, 1952, he was the son of Frank A. and Roberta Maxine (Miller) Stultz. He married Margaret Root, and she survives.

Also surviving are his father and stepmother, Frank and Frances Stultz of North Vernon; two son: Michael Stultz of Glen Ullin, N.D., and Matthew Stultz of Bloomington; one daughter, Kathy Inman of Glen Ullin, N.D.; one brother, Richard A. Stultz of Bedford; one stepsister, Sue Viers of North Vernon; and one stepbrother, Eddie Owen of Canaan. He was preceded in death by his mother; a daughter, Karen Renee Stultz; grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stultz and Mr. and Mrs. David Miller; and one stepbrother, Billy Owen.

He was a former plumber and bass guitarist for local country bands.

Services for Franklin "Dave" Stultz will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at the funeral home.

Tedrow – Linda K. Tedrow of Mitchell died Sunday, November 2, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Mitchell on August 31, 1936, she was the daughter of Claude F. and Mildred A. (Deputy) Smith. She married Kenneth Tedrow on September 8, 1956, and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons: Matthew Tedrow of Indianapolis and Philip Tedrow of Austin; one daughter, Barbara Jane Tedrow of Bloomington; three sisters: Barbara Brewer of Hastings, MN, Sarah Jane Mathena and Nannette Golden, both of Murfreesboro, TN; seven grandchildren; and two step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Levere and Eugene Smith; one daughter, Kay Belinda Tedrow; and one grandchild.

She had worked at U.S. Gypsum where she was personnel secretary and paymaster. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell, past president of the women's auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and a member of the council board of Wildwood Lakes Association in Paoli.

Services for Linda Tedrow will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell with Father John M. Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell. A rosary service will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

11/01/97

Dorsett – John E. Dorsett of Salem, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, November 1, 1997, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem. Born February 2, 1917, in Mitchell, he was the son of John and Molly (Mann) Dorsett. He married Pauline Kinder on October 27, 1935, and she survives.

Other survivors are two daughters: Joyce Holsapple and Jan Cooper, both of Salem; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Jean Dorsett, two brothers, and two sisters.

A 1934 graduate of Mitchell HIgh School, he retired from US Gypsum in 1981 and was a member of the First Church of God in Mitchell.

Services for John Dorsett will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, NOvember 5th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Holler officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hall – Mamie Hall of Williams died Saturday, November 1, 1997, at the Bedford Hospitality House. Born October 23, 1904, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ray S. and Leva (York) Mitchell. She married Ernest Hall, and he died in 1984.

She is survived by one son, Russell E. Hall of Williams; five grandchildren, two step grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Maxine Bowman, and one grandson.

A homemaker, she was a member of the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church and the Williams Extension Homemakers Club.

Services for Mamie Hall will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Brother Tommy Freeman officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

10/31/97

Reynolds – James L. Reynolds of Bedford died Friday, October 31, 1997, at his residence. Born on December 12, 1914, in Wilmore, KY, he was the son of Richard Price and Lucy (Johnson) Reynolds. He married Helen McCain on July 25, 1943, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Suzan Reynolds of Bedford and Dian Miller of Shepherdsville, KY; one sister: Mary York of Nicholasville, KY; two grandsons; one granddaughter; two great granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and retired as a truck driver for the city of Bedford.

Services for James Reynolds will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd, at the mortuary.

Slaven – Leonard R. Slaven of Mitchell died Friday, October 31, 1997, at his residence. Born January 14, 1920, in Daviess County, he was the son of James H. and Leona (Simpson) Slaven. He married Sue Bales, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Amy Slaven and Judy Ramsey, both of Bloomington, and Penny Evans of Odon; three son: Scott Slaven of Bloomington, Roger Slaven of Odon, and Dallas Slaven of Terre Haute; two brothers: James Slaven of Plainville and Richard Slaven of Odon; nine grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death of one son, Byron Slaven, four brothers, and five sisters.

He was retired from Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250 in Mitchell, the Veterans of Foreign Ward Frank Roberts Post 9627, First Christian Church, and Masonic Lodge, all in Odon; Scottish Rite Valley and Hadi Shrine Temple, both in Evansville, and Daviess County Shrine Club.

Services for Leonard Slaven will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Scott Chastain officiating. Burial will be at the Mitchell Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Monday, November 3rd, and from 9 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home, where Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

10/30/97

Blackwell – Florence Elsie Blackwell of Bedford died Thursday, October 30, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. The daughter of William and May (Rainey) Warner, she was born in Bedford on May 23, 1923. She married William Oscar Blackwell in 1974, and he died in 1996.

Surviving are one son, Charles Lester Baxter of Bedford; one sister, Roberta Lawyer of Bedford; two brothers, Charles Russell Warner of Newport Ritchey, FL, and Paul Milton Warner of Fox, Arkansas; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Baxter, and one sister, Eva May Sterns.

She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, was retired from Central Foundry in Bedford, and was a member of U.A.W. Local 440.

Services for Florence Blackwell will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd, and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Monday, November 3rd, at the mortuary.

Hardgrove – Dorthia P. Hardgrove of Bedford died Thursday, October 30, 1997, at her residence. Born in Owensburg, IN, on March 13, 1911, she was the daughter of Bert and Mary (Hamilton) Mitchell. She married John Sherman Hardgrove on December 23, 1933, and he died October 25, 1988.

Surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Eddie (Gaye) Fitzgerald and Vonda Wagner, both of Bedford and Mrs. Mike (Faye) Chestnut of Oolitic, IN; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lynuel (Zora) Lackey of Bedford; and two brothers: Ervin Mitchell of Fayetteville, IN, and Carl Mitchell of Bedford. She was preceded in death by five brothers: Murl, Charles, Leo, Oral, and Romia; one sister, Mirtle Mitchell; one grandson; and one great grandson.

She was a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church, had been employed at Reliance Mfg. and M.Fine & Sons, where she retired in 1968.

Services for Dorthia Hardgrove will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 21-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 1st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/27/97

Flinn – Anna Curren Flinn of Bedford died Monday, October 27, 1997, at Westview Manor in Bedford. Born in Lawrence County on April 21, 1903, she was the daughter of Samuel and Winfred (Farrell) Curren. She married John E. Flinn on December 17, 1932, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 1970.

Surviving are one son, Robert Flinn of Bedford; one daughter, Madeline Bedford of Santa Barbara, CA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Edith Dowden of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Juanita Greene; two sons, William Flinn and Charles E. Allen; three brothers; and four sisters.

A homemaker, she was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent's Altar Society; and the MN&I Home Demonstration Club.

Services for Anna Flinn will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 30th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Scripture Service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friends may consider contributions to Dunn Memorial Hospital Foundation.

10/26/97

Baker – Opal M. Baker of Springville, IN, died Sunday, October 26, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of George and Pearl (Evans) Baker her was born in Lawrence County on October 2, 1926. He married Vonda Childers on August 25, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mike Baker of Springville; four grandchildren; one great grandson; one brother, Marshall Baker of Springville; three sisters, Mary Wigner and Melphia Ellen Morris, both of Bedford, and Sylvia Pritchett of Springville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Anna Jane Hall, and one son, Kenneth Baker.

He was a retired truck driver for Crulo Trucking Co. A member of First Pentecostal Church of God, he belonged to the Teamsters Union and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

Services for Opal Baker will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 29th, at The First Pentecostal Church of God in Bedford, with the Revs. Rodney Reynolds and Claude Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12 noon until the hour of the service on Wednesday at the church. Military services will be accorded at the grave by American Legion Post #33.

Cox – Noble May Cox of Bedford died Sunday, October 26, 1997, at Lyons Convalescent Center in Lyons. The daughter of Milton and Della May (Pugh) Myers, she was born in Greene County on November 2, 1907. She married Ras Ward Cox on November 7, 1925, and he died May 28, 1970.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Harrell of Bloomfield; one son, Charles Raymond Cox of Bedford; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Root of Bedford; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Joe Ras Cox; one brother, Charles Myers; one sister, Doris Campbell; and two grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Christian Church.

Services for Noble Cox will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 28th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Monday, October 27th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the mortuary.

10/25/97

Miller – Mary Mable Miller of Bedford died Saturday, October 25, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Louis and Martha (Smith) Keller, she was born in Sellersburg on July 27, 1900. She married Cecil C. Miller in February, 1916, and he died November 8, 1987.

Surviving are one daughter, Geneva Brown of Bedford; five grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; sixteen great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, Morris Miller and Raymond Miller, three brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.

She was a retired cook at Dunn Memorial Hospital and was of Protestant faith.

Services for Mary Miller will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, October 27th, at the funeral home.

Wagner – Euceba Olive Wagner of Bedford died Saturday, October 25, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. Born August 31, 1900, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Franklin and Arvada (Freed) Sears. She married Noah V. Wagner, who preceded her in death in 1993.

Surviving are one daughter, Sarah Jane Foster of Bloomfield; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death also by one son, Harold Wagner, in 1995.

She was retired from the Shawswick Trustee Office and was a member of Fayetteville Church of Christ.

Graveside services for Euceba Wagner will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 27th, at Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with Brother Barry Day officiating. There will be no visitation. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

10/24/97

Gwaltney – Terry Lee Gwaltney of Bedford died Friday, October 24, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. The son of Robert E. and June (Evans) Gwaltney Owen, he was born June 22, 1947, in Bedford.

Surviving are his mother, June Owen of Bedford; his aunt, Jean Blendowski of Bedford; three half sisters, one half brother; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Gwaltney, and his step-father, Cecil Spears.

He had been employed at the Indiana Department of Transp9ortation in Seymour for twenty-seven years.

Services for Terry Gwaltny will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, October 27th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

10/23/97

Lyons – Noel Jack Lyons of Bedford died Thursday, October 23, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. The son of Hovey and Gertrude (Keynon) Lyons, he was born September 21, 1937, in Lawrence County.

Surviving are one brother, David Stanley Lyons of Bedford, and one sister, Shirley Lyons of Fayetteville, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Lorenda Lyons, and one half-brother, Hovey Ray Lyons.

He was a factory worker at Extruded Alloys for 20 years and attended First Nazarene Church.

A graveside service for Noel Lyons will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22nd, at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford, with the Rev. Paul Hoskins officiating. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, October 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Moore – Marsha L Moore of Oolitic died Thursday, October 23, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of William W. and Carol (Vest) Scott, she was born in Orange County, IN, on October 22, 1957. She married Doug Moore, and he survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Jamie Lynn Moore of Bedford and Lori Ann Moore of Oolitic; her parents of Bedford; one brother, Brad Scott of Bedford; three sisters: Sharon Holbrook and Patricia Holmes, both of Bedford, and Sandi Smoot of Avoca; her maternal grandmother, Helen Jones of Paoli; three grandchildren; one niece; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents and her maternal grandfather.

Services for Marsha Moore will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 27th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday, October 26th, at the funeral home.

She was a dietitian and assistant supervisor at the Bedford Hospitality House and was of Protestant faith.

10/22/97

Judah – Velma Judah, formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday, October 22, 1997, in Mesa, Arizona. The daughter of Steven and Stella (Hawkins) Smith, she was born on August 22, 1915. She married Laurel Judah, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving also are several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Fred Smith; and one sister, Esther Bartlett.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN.

Services will be Tuesday, October 28, at The Bunker Desert View Funeral Home in Mesa, Arizona. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. No calling hours are available. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

10/21/97

Fraser – Donald R. Fraser of Bedford died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, at the Bedford Nursing Home. The son of Donald "Dan" and Laura "Kate" (Moore) Fraser, he was born on June 23, 1914. He married Betty C. Herley on October 9, 1942, and she survives.

Surviving also are 2 daughters, Anne Fraser Martin of Virginia Beach, VA, and Mary Carroll Fraser Mooneyhan of Bedford; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a retired stone draftsman and an US Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford, the Elks Club, and American Legion Gillen Post 33.

Services for Donald R. Fraser will be Friday, October 24, at 11:00 AM at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Father Bernie Cox will be officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of the service on Friday.

Kidd – Lester Kidd of Clarksville, TN, died Tuesday, October 21, 1997, in Clarksville, TN, following a short illness. The son of Harley C. and Pearlic (Thompson) Kidd, he was born on July 31, 1941. He married Ederltrud Klara Forster, and she survives.

Surviving also are 1 daughter, Julia Ann Kidd of Florida; 1 son, James Lester Kidd of Michigan; 3 sisters, Dottie Miller and Wilma Hunt both of Seymour, IN; 5 brothers, Goldman Kidd and Hobert Kidd both of Springville, IN, Melvin Kidd of Owensburg, IN, Gola Kidd of Bedford, IN, and Ernie Kidd of Bloomington, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, 1 brother, and 1 daughter, Beverly Elaine Kidd.

He was retired from the US Army after 27 years of service. Services for Lester Kidd will be Friday, October 24, at 2:00 PM from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Rev. Merla Craig will be officiating. Burial will be at the Springville Methodist Cemetery. Private family visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 PM on Friday, October 24, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Reuter – Gary W. Reuter of Springville died Tuesday, October 21 1997, at the Bloomington Hospital. The son of Elbert L. and Jewell (Arthur) Reuter, he was born March 4, 1955.

Surviving are his mother of Springville, IN, two brothers: David Reuter of Spencer, IN, and Danny Reuter of Indianapolis; two nieces, two nephews, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father in 1986 and his grandparents, Cleve and Thelma Arthur and Mittie and Emett Reuter.

He attended Purdue University and had worked at Otis Elevator in Bloomington as an engineering aide. He was a member of Landmark Church in Bloomington and Phi Kappa Psi.

Services for Gary W. Reuter will be Friday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Brother Jim Mahurin officiating. Burial will be at Byers Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 PM Thursday, October 23, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/19/97

Hanning James E. Hanning of Bedford died Sunday, October 19, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. The son of Elmer and Vera (Campbell) Hanning, he was born on December 24, 1921. He was not married.

Surviving are his companion, Mary Ruth Hamilton, and some cousins.

He was a magician and news photographer and was formerly employed by Channel 4 and Indiana University. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, and graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Medical Corps. He also belonged to the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Excalibur, and Monroe County Magic Club.

Services for James L. Hanning will be Wednesday, October 22, at 1:30 PM at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 PM on Tuesday, October 21, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/17/97

Gray – Joseph H. Gray of Bedford, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died Friday, October 17, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness. The son of Steve and Madge (Watterson) Gray, he was born in Williams on February 8, 1933.

He is survived by two sons; Steve Gray and Joseph Gray, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; two stepsons: Martin Collins, serving in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in Germany, and Wade Collins of Dallas, TX; two sisters: Betty Turner of Bedford and Ruth Murray of Bloomington; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donald E. Gray.

He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retired from the Air Force in 1974. He was active in BMX bike racing.

Services for Joseph Gray will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 22nd, at the funeral home.

Guthrie – Wella C. Guthrie of Bedford died Friday, October 17, 1997, at Bedford Hospitality House. The daughter of Albert and Amata (Steen) McCafferty, she was born in Daviess County on October 31, 1908. She married Gerald "Tip" Guthrie, and he preceded her in death in 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Mira Jo Canfield of Bedford; one son, Steven Guthrie of Martinsville; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death also by two sisters and two brothers.

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

Services for Wella Guthrie will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Kenney officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, October 20th at the funeral home.

Pedigo – Mary Cox Pedigo of Oolitic died Friday, October 17, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 9, 1921, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Jordan and Frieda (Kendall) Riggle. She married Berlin Cox, who died in 1969, and Ken Pedigo, who died in 1984.

Surviving are five sons: David Cox and John Cox, both of Bedford, Joe Cox of Indianapolis, Ray Cox of West Baden, and Paul Cox of Oolitic; eighteen grandchildren; and twenty-nine great grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death also by one daughter, Wanda June Wilson; one son, Darrell J. Cox; one sister, Eva Probasco; two brothers, Frank Riggle and Shirley Riggle; and one grandson.

She had worked as a nurse's aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital for seventeen years and was a member of Shoals Christian Church.

Services for Mary Pedigo will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 21st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary A. Cox Pedigo fund.

Smith – James L. Smith of Mitchell died Friday, October 17, 1997, at Orange County Hospital in Paoli. The son of Harley and Ovanda (Williams) Smith, he was born in Mitchell on January 13, 1922. He married Elsie Mae Holland on June 1, 1946, and she preceded him in death on January 11, 1990.

Surviving are one daughter, Deidra Sue Smith of Denver, Colorado; and one sister Marilyn Miller of Indianapolis. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother – Robert Smith, and one sister – Betty Tevlin.

He was a retired employee of Extruded Alloys and a former employee of Pearcy Chevrolet and Spring Mill State Park. He was a US Air Force veteran of World War II and a 1941 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a member of First Christian Church and Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F&AM.

A graveside service for James L. Smith will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 22, at Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin of the American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 PM at Chastain Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, October 21, at the funeral home. Master masons will meet at the Masonic Lodge at 7:00 PM. on Tuesday.

10/16/97

Rowe – Elizabeth J. Rowe of Bedford died Thursday, October 16, 1997, at Hospitality House. The daughter of John E. and Leona (Baker) Rowe, she was born in Lawrence County on January 21, 1908. She had been married to Russell Brown.

Surviving are one sister, Louise Patton, of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one child in infancy; four sisters: Luna Jones, Ruth Kirkman, Helen Barger, and Ola Bridwell; and two brothers, Rufo and Leroy Rowe.

She was a purchasing agent for J. Bacons and Son for 30 years in Louisville, KY. She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Leavenworth Chapter.

Services for Elizabeth Rowe will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 19th, at the mortuary.

Sargent – George D. Sargent of Williams, IN, died Thursday, October 16, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Marion Earl and Laura Katherine (Lewis) Sargent, he was born in Martin County on December 28, 1914. He married Gladys George. He later married Rebecca Brown, and she survives.

Surviving also are four daughters: Georgeann Briscoe of Bedford, Carol Sue Nikirk of Oolitic, Brenda Chambers of Bloomington, and Debra Staggs of Williams; one sister, Elsie Gresham of Fayetteville, N.C.; two brothers: Hubert Sargent of Avoca and Dennis Sargent of Bedford; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

He was a retired owner and founder of Sargent Construction Company in Bedford and was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and International Operating Engineers Union.

Services for George Sargent will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Springs New Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday, October 17th, and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stone City Christian Academy Building Fund, 1813 26th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

10/15/97

Powell – James R. Powell of Bedford died Wednesday, October 15, 1997, at his residence. He was born in Dubuque, IA. He married Anna White, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie Cahoon of Georgetown: one brother, Richard T. Powell of Cedar Rapids, IA; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

There will be no visitation, no service, and no flowers. Ferguson Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tanksley – Madeline Tanksley of Mitchell died Wednesday, October 15, 1997, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born October 9, 1914, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Asa and Rose (Carr) Neal. She married Kenneth L. Tanksley on July 18, 1931, and he preceded her in death March 4, 1995.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Tanksley of Mitchell and William Tanksley of Bedford; two daughters, Priscilla Stevens of Bedford and Sue Inman of Martinsville; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers.

She was a retired employee of Sarkes-Tarzian and was a charter member of Lawrence County Gold Star Mothers and member of the First Church of God.

The funeral service for Madeline Tanksley will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 18th, at First Church of God in Mitchell with the Revs. Roland Holtsclaw and Charles Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday, October 17th, at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

10/14/97

Armstrong – Hazel B. (Beatrice) Armstrong of Bedford died Tuesday, October 14, 1997, at Hospitality House. The daughter of Thomas and Mary (Dunlap) Butler, she was born in Heltonville, IN, on May 5, 1908. She married Ernest Armstrong on June 4, 1927, and he died March 19, 1968.

Surviving are one son, Ervin W. Armstrong of Bedford; two daughters, Marilyn George of Owensburg, IN, and Anna Ruth Young of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Edna Owens, Anna Easton, May Porch, and Pearl Weaver; four brothers: Robert, Bruce, Wendell, and Elmer Butler; one daughter, Lois Moore; and one granddaughter, Cathy Armstrong.

She was a homemaker and worked for Travelers in Bedford. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church where she was organist for forty-five years, a member of the Leesville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Lawrence County Art Association.

Services for Hazel Armstrong will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 17th, at the Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford, with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, October 16th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Roberts – Phyllis Joan Roberts of Bedford died Tuesday, October 14, 1997, at her residence. The daughter of George and Delores (Anderson) Tumey, she was born February 25, 1934, in Bedford. She married James R. Roberts on January 30, 1953, and he survives.

Other survivors are her mother, Delores Tumey of Bedford; three daughters: Bridget Martin of Hanover Park, IL, Connie Jens of Chicago, IL, and Jean Fosberg of Terre Haute, IN; one son, Jimmy T. Roberts of Rockport, IL; ten grandchildren; three brothers: Mike Tumey of Mannasas, VA, George "Bud" Tumey and Kenny Tumey, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

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

Services for Phyllis Roberts will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday, October 17th, at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Unity Baptist Building Fund for the new addition.

Wray – Lela Pearl Wray of Bedford died Tuesday, October 14, 1997, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on November 8, 1893, she was the daughter of William Curtis and Della (Christopher) Speer. She married Dillen Wray on April 3, 1915, and he preceded her in death on August 11, 1986.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs John (June) Childers and Mrs. Bob (Dottie) Adamson, both of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three daughters: Evalou Porter, Evalyn McCoy, Callie Southern; one son, Sanford Wray; one great grandson; two brothers; and one sister.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Services for Lela Wray will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home on from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th, and from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday.

10/12/97

Lee – Louise M. Lee of Bedford died Sunday, October 12, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Flavey and Ethel (Rounds) Mulkey, she was born in Lawrence County on November 18, 1915. She married Ralph V. Lee in 1953, and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Suzanne) McPike of Martinsville, IN; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Lola Davidson of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School, a homemaker, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #33.

Services for Louise Lee will be Wednesday, October 15th, at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, October 15th, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Wigley – Florence Elizabeth Wigley of Mitchell died Sunday, October 12, 1997, at the home of her daughter in Columbus. Born on April 24, 1917, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of John and Pearl (Miller) Lesnet. She married Harry B. Wigley on May 21, 1934, and he died April 18, 1978.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret Simpson of Columbus; one son, James A. Wigley of Bedford; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter.

She had been employed at Trav-Lers, Reliance, and in the office of Wigley and Associates. She was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.

Service for Florence Wigley will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with the Rev. Michael Hogg officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 14th, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

10/11/97

Armstrong – Maude C. Armstrong of Bedford died Saturday, October 11, 1997, at Bloomington Convalescent Center. The daughter of Daniel and Minnie (Stotts) Pafford, she was born August 15, 1903, in Lawrence County, IN. She married John F. Armstrong on April 30, 1927, and he died July 25, 1965.

Surviving are two daughters; Marian Armstrong of Bloomington and Sue Brown of Aptos, CA; one son, Jerry Armstrong of Dayton, OH; two sisters: Mary Hoover Strain of Indianapolis and Madge Nikirk Stembler of Bradenton, FL; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Eugena Stephenson and Doris Bair.

She was a homemaker.

A private service for Maude Armstrong will be held Wednesday, October 15th, and burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to the community hospital, school, or library foundations of the donor's choice.

10/10/97

Denny – Robert W. Denny of Mitchell died Friday, October 10, 1997, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born in Shoals, IN, on April 22, 1935, he was the son of Etta Marie Denny. He married Thelma Marie Jones, and she survives.

Surviving also are one stepson, Donald Jones of Manteca, CA; three stepdaughters: Deborah Sykes and Bonita Reynolds, both of Bedford, and Regina Hall of Coeur d'Alene, ID; twelve step-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Robert Denny will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Wayne Pendley officiating. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, October 13th, and from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jent – Richard Odell Jent of Oolitic died Friday, October 10, 1997, at his residence. The son of Wiley and Bessie (Marsh) Jent, he was born in Kentucky on October 20, 1933.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Jent; two sons, Richard Lee Jent of Whitleyville, TN, and Daniel Ray Jent of Indianapolis; two stepdaughters, Peggy Calvert of Indianapolis and Ann Rush of Lucas, KY; four stepsons, Rusty Allen of Bedford, Kenneth Johnson, Johnny Johnson, and Walter Shelly, al of Indianapolis; two brothers, Osby Jent and James Jent, both of Lafayette, TN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ottis Jent.

He was employed by the Hospitality House in Bedford for eighteen years and was of Protestant faith.

Services for Richard Jent will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, October 12th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Wheeler – Esther A. Wheeler of Bedford died Friday, October 10, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. Born in Catlin, IL, on March 21, 1908, she was the daughter of Alfred J. and Anna (Shepard) Nesbitt. She married Edward M. Wheeler on August 16, 1927, and he died August 23, 1996.

Surviving are one son, James E. Wheeler of Torch Lake, MI; one daughter, Johanne Murphy of Bedford; eleven grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Ansel Nesbitt.

She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford.

A memorial service for Esther Wheeler will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Fields officiating. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charity.

10/9/97

Burks – James M. Burks of Bedford died Thursday, October 9, 1997, at his residence. Born December 4, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Jesse and Lula (Welch) Burks. He married Dorothy Riggle in April, 1942, and she survives.

Other survivors are one son, John Burks of Galveston, IN; two daughters, Cecelia Atkinson and Ann Baker, both of Bedford; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Rita Kay McPherson of Elwood, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and John Kendall; one sister, Marjorie Jones; one son, Jesse Harlan; one grandson, Mark Baker; and one great grandchild.

He was retired as a driver from Jefferson Trucking in 1981 and was a member of Teamsters Union #135.

Services for James Burks will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Russell Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Cummings – William K. (Bill) Cummings of Bedford died Thursday, October 9, 1997 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Homer and Mable Cummings, he was born in Lawrence County, IN, on December 19, 1934. He married Donna Johnson on February 25, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving also are one son, Rick Cummings of Orleans, IN; two daughters, Sherry Duncan of Bedford and Deanna Eads of Tunnelton, IN; one sister Mildred Barnett of Bedford; seven grandchildren; and three great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Lloyd Cummings, and two grandchildren.

He was employed at Extruded Alloy in Bedford and attended the Free Methodist Church.

Graveside services for Bill Cummings will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th, with Pastor Ivan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Mundell Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/08/97

Hughes – Carl R. "Jerry" Hughes of Bedford died Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at his residence. The son of Carl and Kathryn (Nellis) Hughes, he was born in Lawrence County on June 13, 1934.

He is survived by several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graduate of Pasadena Play House and Indiana University, he was a teacher for Vincennes University and Oakland City University and taught GED classes at the Indiana Workforce Development offices. He was a member of the Baha'i faith.

Private graveside services for Carl Hughes will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 13th, at The New Cemetery, Robinson, IL. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, October 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Jones – Jessie David Jones of Mitchell died Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at his residence. The son of Otis Glen and Merle (Hardin) Jones, he was born in Lawrence County on September 6, 1946. He married Virginia Robbins on September 23, 1967, and she survives.

In addition to his wife, other survivors are one daughter, Amanda Jones, of Mitchell, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was employed at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell for 28 years and attended Faith Mission Church. He was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army.

Funeral services for Jessie David Jones will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday, October 10th, at the mortuary.

Pace – Virgil "Cotton" Pace of Bedford died on Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 30, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Raymond and Mary (Polk) Pace. He married Mary J. Sipes on August 16, 1941, and she survives.

Other survivors are two sons, Nick and Danny Pace, both of Bedford; two daughters, Patty Fitzgerald of Oolitic, IN, and Diana Anderson of Bedford; one sister, Vivian Cuddy of Greenwood, IN; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and a Schnauzer, Missy. He was preceded in death by three sisters: June Hert, Hazel Gould, and Virginia McFarlan; and a daughter, Janet, in infancy.

He was founder and owner of Cotton's Auto Service in Bedford. He was a member of Oolitic Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He participated in various bowling leagues, including Industrial Community and Gaylous Easton Memorial.

Funeral services for Virgil "Cotton" Pace will be Saturday, October 11th, at 11:00 a.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. on Friday, October 10th, and from 8 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford.

Webster – Berniece Webster of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Williams, died Wednesday, October 8, 1997, at Bloomington Hospital. Born December 7, 1911, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Grant David and Elizabeth (Sargent) Crane. She married Denver Webster on December 22, 1934, and he died June 4, 1986.

She is survived by one daughter, Emilie Padgett of Bloomington; one son, David Lee Webster of Columbus, IN; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Harp of Bloomington, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker, a member of Dover Hill United Methodist Church and Williams Home Demonstration Club.

Services for Berniece Webster will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with committal service at 3:00 p.m. at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/07/97

Knox – Grace Knox of Bedford died Tuesday, October 7, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Carey and Lillian (Adamson) Slusher. She was born in Erie, Kansas on October 30, 1910. She first married Wayne Knox and later married Russell Heady, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters; Carol Heiss of Lyons, CO, and Beverly Knox Boutwell of Bedford; one sister, Margaret Lockwood of Redlands, CA; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Slusher, and one son, Randall Knox.

She retired from the Department of Family and Children's Services of the Chanute (KS) Welfare Department and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, and Sweet Adeline Singers in Chanute, and Extension Homemakers of Lawrence County.

Services for Grace Knox will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 10th, at Gibson-Koch-Friskel Funeral Home in Chanute, KS. Burial will follow in Shaw Cemetery, Shaw, KS. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with service at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Braden officiating. Calling at the funeral home in Kansas will be noon until service time Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford.

Ryan – Michael T. Ryan of Oolitic died Wednesday, October 7, 1997, as the result of an accident at a bridge work site in Evansville. The son of the Rev. Jack and Becky (Foddrill) Ryan, he was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 14, 1964.

He is survived by his mother, Becky Ryan, of Oolitic, IN; two daughters, Tabitha and Alicia Ryan of Bedford; two sisters: Elizabeth Hatfield of Indianapolis and Shaunna Deckard of Springville; one brother, John Ryan of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Jack Ryan, in 1991, and his grandfather, William Marlowe in 1996.

He was a graduate of Charity Chapel Christian Academy of Bedford and was employed by Sullivan Construction in Paoli. He was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Michael Ryan will be Saturday, October 11th, at 2:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sister Becky Ryan and Bro. Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, October 10th from 4-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.

10/06/97

Jerrells – Pauline Jerrells of Bedford died Monday, October 6, 1997, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Walter and Stella (Flynn) Cassidy, she was born in Lawrence County on September 4, 1917. She married Orville Jerrells on July 12, 1930, and he died March 25, 1969.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Fender of Bedford; two sons, Charles and David Jerrells, both of Bedford; one sister, Betty Turner of Bedford; one brother, Jim Martin of Bloomington; fifteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker and attended Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Services for Pauline Jerrells will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 9th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Cassida officiating. Burial will follow at Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

10/05/97

Abel – Charlotte A. Abel of Bedford died Sunday, October 5, 1997, at her residence. The daughter of Oscar and Ida (Sides) Fiddler, she was born in Bedford on December 31, 1924. She married Robert Abel in May, 1945, and he survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. David (Diana) Taylor of Bedford; two sons, Bob Abel and John Abel, both of Bedford; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, Walter Fiddler of Michigan; and a companion, Fred Bruhy of Bedford. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

She was of Protestant Faith and retired in 1978 as a Nurses Technician at Bedford Medical Center.

Services for Charlotte Abel will be Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Dirus Dustin officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may call Tuesday, October 7th, from 3-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hoggatt – Della Mae Hoggatt of Bedford died Saturday, October 5, 1997, at her residence. Born in Lawrence County on November 6, 1911, she was the daughter of Bert and Rosa (Collier) Brewer. She married Wincel T. Hoggatt, who preceded her in death in 1978.

Surviving are one daughter, Marietta Sue Bailiff, six grandchildren, one step granddaughter, and fourteen great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, one daughter, Eloise Wever, and three brothers, Harley Brewer, Harold Hamilton, and William Hamilton.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Bono United Methodist Church.

Services for Della Mae Hoggatt will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at Talbot Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, October 6th, at the mortuary.

Lyons – Lorenda Lyons of Bedford died Sunday, October 5, 1997, at Hospitality House in Bedford. The daughter of Hovey D. and Gertrude (Keynon) Lyons, she was born in Lawrence County on May 11, 1940.

She is survived by two brothers, Noel Jack Lyons and David Stanley Lyons, both of Bedford, and one sister, Shirley Lyons Harris of Fayetteville, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents and a step brother, Hovey Ray Lyons.

She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.

Graveside services for Lorenda Lyons will be at Beech Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, October 8th, at 11:30 a.m., with Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/03/97

Jones – Biff W. Jones of Sherman Oaks, California, and formerly of Mitchell, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman Oaks. The son of William and Lucille (Woodward) Jones, he was born in Mitchell on June 26, 1922. He married Dorothy Child on March 8, 1948, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steven Jones of Fort Worth, TX; three daughters: Susan O'Brien of Valencia, CA, Laurie Morgan of Malibu, CA, and Chris Connelly of Sand Canyon, CA; one sister, Ruth F. Barnes of Paoli; three brothers: John E and Charles R. Jones, both of Mitchell, and Hal Jones of Plainfield; twelve grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Helen Sipe, Oweetah Scott, and Norma Jean Jones; and one brother, Howard Jones.

He was a retired manager from Lockheed and a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No 228, F&AM, and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250. He was a graduate of Georgetown College. He was a World War II Navy veteran and served twenty-two years in the Navy reserves.

Services for Biff Jones will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call front 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Veal – Raymond F. Veal of Ocala, FL, and formerly of Bedford, died Friday, October 3, 1997, at Marion House Health Care Center in Ocala.

Survivors are his wife, Marjorie Veal of Ocala; one daughter, Patricia Spinks of Ocala; one son, James A. Veal of Bedford; and one sister, Ruth Burns of Holly Hill, NC.

He had been a pipe fitter for Indiana Gas Company for 42 years and was a member of Central Christian Church in Ocala.

Graveside services for Raymond Veal will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10th, at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Central Christian Church Building Fund.

10/02/97

Johnson – Earl "Pete" Johnson died Thursday, October 2, 1997, at the Loogootee Nursing Center. The son of Clyde and Ida (Tolbert) Johnson, he was born in Lawrence County on March 2, 1932.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Probasco of Shoals, IN, and Andrea Johnson of Australia; one granddaughter, Tonia Probasco of Shoals, IN; two brothers, Edward Johnson of Mitchell, IN, and Ernie Johnson of Mooresville, IN; one sister, Lena Carver of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was retired from the U. S. Army after twenty years of service, and was a member of the V.F.W. in Mitchell.

Services for Earl "Pete" Johnson will be Saturday, October 4th, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside rites at Port William Cemetery will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post. Friends may call Friday, Oct. 3rd, from 4-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/01/97

Day – Frances Mae Day of Bedford died Wednesday, October 1, 1997, at Hospitality House. Born on January 24, 1907, in Gentryville, IN, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Emma Jane (Oskin) Brown.

Survivors include one daughter, Maxine Edwards of Bedford; three granddaughters, Lesa Hunphrey, Lou Ann Craig, and Melanie McPherson; one grandson, Mike Edwards; eight great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and one brother, Tom Brown of Greene County, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

She was a Dunn Memorial Hospital Nurses Aide and retired in 1977. She owned Day's Grocery at Eureka for many years. She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Bedford Senior Citizens, a past president of Hauck House Tenant Association, and a volunteer for Dunn Memorial Hospital and Hospitality House.

Services for Frances Mae Day will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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