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1998 – 02 (Feb) Obituaries

2/26/98

Patton – Gracie Faye Patton of Mitchell, IN, passed away Thursday, February 26, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 1, 1915, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of George B. and Nancy J. (Livingston) Thacker. She married Lewis Patton, Sr., and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1979.

Surviving are three sons: Lewis Patton, Jr., Robert Wayne Patton, both of Mitchell, IN, and Lee Roy Patton of San Antonio, TX; one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Shirley) Wagner of Mitchell; two brothers, Albert Lee Thacker of Paoli, IN, and George Russell Thacker of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant daughter, Ruby Marie, five sisters, and two brothers.

She was a retired nursing assistant at the Orange County Hospital and was of the Baptist faith.

The funeral service for Gracie Patton will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, February 27th, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

2/25/98

Allen – Mary Ann Allen of Bedford died Wednesday, February 25, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on February 3, 1902, she was the daughter of James and Ida B. (Staley) Allen.

Surviving are one sister, Lottie Pierce of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister, Agnes Martin, and seven brothers.

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

Services for Mary Allen will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, February 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. A scripture service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Wolfinger – Ruby Wolfinger of Bedford died Wednesday, February 25, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Fredrick and Mary Anna (Loveall) Short, she was born in Williams, IN, on January 29, 1903. She married Andrew Wolfinger and he died on March 7, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Irene Edwards of Bedford; one sister, Edith Mitchner of North Vernon, IN; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Elva May; one son, Christian Eugene Wolfinger; one sister, Nora Elna Miller; and one brother, Bart Allen Short.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church of Bedford, a lifetime member of the Missionary Society of the Free Methodist Church, the Grandmothers Club, and a former member of the Dive Home Economics Club.

The funeral service for Ruby Wolfinger will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28th, 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. Friday, February 27th, and 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

2/24/98

Baker – Manda Evelene Baker of Williams, IN, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at her residence. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on November 25, 1903, she was the daughter of John Morgan and Fannie Isis (McBride) Miller. She married Perry M. Baker on March 17, 1926, and he died August 30, 1964.

Surviving are five daughters: Susie Weathers of Ellettsville, IN, Treasa Stalcup, Marilyn Goff, Iva Baker, and Lulabelle Owens, all of Williams, IN; two sons: Perry Baker Jr. of Bedford and Scotty L. Baker of Williams; two sisters, Marie Chisham of Orleans, IN, and Bernadine Bennett of Paoli, IN; two brothers, Cecil Miller of Long Beach, CA, and Cleo Miller of Bedford; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, Ottice and Lloyd Miller; two sisters, Iva Williams and Alma Terrell Williams; and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and a member of Spice Valley Church of Christ.

Services for Manda Baker will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Mike Sobiech officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday, February 27th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Brumbaugh – Earl Brumbaugh of Grass Lake, MI, died Tuesday, February 24, 1998.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille Brumbaugh of Grass Lake, MI; two sons, Virgil Brumbaugh of Bangor, MI, and Ken Brumbaugh of Bedford, IN; one sister, Irene Baker of Missouri; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Alice Lorene Brumbaugh.

He worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, retiring after thirty-one years of service, and he farmed for several years. He was a member of Grass Lake United Methodist Church and Moose Lodge.

Services for Earl Brumbaugh will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at Chas. J. Burden & Sons Funeral Home in Grass Lake, MI, with the Rev. Stanley Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Waterloo, MI. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 27th. Memorial contributions may be made to Grass Lake United Methodist Church, Grass Lake, MI.

Ford – Mary Monzell Ford of Avoca died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at her residence. Born in Chicago, IL, on November 16, 1940, she was the daughter of Thomas Gilbert and Lulu Frances (Meadows) Ford.

Surviving are two brothers, Charles and John Ford; two sisters, Betty Whitted of Avoca and Eunice Younger; and several nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her father.

She worked at Otis Elevator in Bloomington and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Mary Ford will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 2nd, at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Kenny Ransom officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, March 3rd, in Beech Grove Cemetery. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Milligan – Sylvia M. Milligan of Shoals, formerly of Huron, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at Martin County Health Care in Loogootee. Born on April 24, 1904, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Enos and Rebecca (Smith) Pruett. She first married Richmond Howerton, and he preceded her in death on January 13, 1977. Her second marriage was to George Milligan, and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Jackie J. Holt of Shoals, IN; one step-daughter, Ruby Dillion of Vincennes, IN; one brother, Noble Pruett of Mitchell; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell and the Orleans Order of Eastern Star #352.

The funeral service for Sylvia Milligan will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Robert Logsdon officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Speer – Edward Harold Speer of Bedford died Tuesday, February 24, 1998, at his residence. Born on December 19, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lawrence "Bob" and Hattie (Pate) Speer. He married Sudie Marie Root on August 1, 1936, in Bedford, IN, and she died June 9, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Scarlett of Brownstown, IN, and Karen Stephenson of Leesville, IN; two brothers, Lewis Speer of Alameda, CA, and Robert Speer of Bedford; three sisters: Catherine Payton of Bedford, Carolyn Staggs of North Caroline, and Bonnie Edwards of Alameda, CA; nine grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, Lowell Speer, one brother, and three sisters.

He was a farmer, a graduate of Shawswick High School, and a member of Pinhook Church of Christ.

Services for Edward Speer will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Proctor Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/23/98

Duncan – Gillis B. "Buckshot" Duncan of Indianapolis, formerly of Mitchell, IN, passed away Monday, February 23, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 14, 1923, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Fred and Alpha (Skinner) Duncan. He married Martha Tate on June 7, 1965, and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Howard Duncan, and one sister, Pauline Smith.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor for L.S. Ayres and Company, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

A funeral service for Gillis Duncan will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26th, until the service at Chastain Funeral Home.

2/22/98

Goins – Donnel W. Goins of Bedford died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at his residence. The son of Charles and Frances (Reynolds) Goins Jr, he was born in Manchester (Clay County), KY, on October 18, 1952. He was formerly married to Twyleah Denny and she survives.

Also surviving are his step-father, Jack Bridwell of Bedford; one daughter, Stacy Gilmore of Bedford; one son, Cody Alhorn of Bedford; one brother, Jimmie Goins of Bedford; three sisters: Darlene Lewis of Springville, IN, Sheila McDowell of Bedford, and Sondra Harbstreit of Houston, TX; one grandchild, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a disabled line worker at Ford Electronics. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a graduate of Needmore High School and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Services for Donnel Goins will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Friday, February 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Phillips – Junior Phillips of Bedford died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. The son of Owen W. and Lela Mae (Jones) Phillips, he was born in Delta, KY, on May 4, 1941. He married Evalee Cain on March 27, 1960, and she survives.

Other survivors include six sons: Charles, Terry and Eugene (Phillips) Cain and Jay Phillips, all of Williams, IN, Lloyd Phillips of Bedford, and Bryan Phillips of Spencer, IN; three daughters: Ettamae Elliott and Catherine Martin, both of Williams, IN, and Tammy Holland of Bedford; two brothers, Ray Phillips of Bedford and Bobby Joe Phillips of Springville, IN; three sisters: Velma Eggers of Shoals, Betty Bell and Zula Bell, both of Springville, IN; seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister, and two nephews.

He was the founder and owner of Phillips Well Drilling and Pump Service in Bedford for thirty-one years and was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Junior Phillips will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Alan Phillips and Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Schmidt – Christopher E. "Chris" Schmidt of Bedford died Sunday, February 22, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on December 16, 1908, he was the son of Christopher C. and Mary (Worthington) Schmidt. He married Adah Watterson on October 21, 1949, and she died in January, 1981.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, five brothers, and three sisters.

He was a self-employed carpenter, retiring in 1980, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

Services for Christopher Schmidt will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, February 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/21/98

Beebe – Claudia Jean Beebe of Camden, N.J., formerly of Bedford, died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J. Born in Bedford, IN, on February 19, 1944, she was the daughter of Frederick and Ruby (Woodward) Pritchett.

Surviving are one daughter, Denise Keller of Bedford; long-time companion, John Norton of Salem, N.J.; three sisters, E. Jane Henderson, Sherry Edgar, and Sue Tarr, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Frederick A. "Buddy" Pritchett.

She was a nurse at Elmer Community Hospital in New Jersey for over twenty years.

Services for Claudia Beebe will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 28th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, February 27th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

McCune – George McCune of Bedford died Saturday, February 21, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 27, 1930, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Fred C. and Mary (Kruse) McCune. He married Annalou Child on April 8, 1951, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jim McCune of Schaumburg, IL; one daughter, Karen Roberts of Bedford; two brothers, Warren McCune of Columbus, IN, and Willard McCune of Langhorne, PA; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was the owner of Cunningham Construction Co. in Bedford, from which he was retired. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Elks Lodge No. 826. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 in Bedford.

A memorial service for George McCune will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 26th, at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Cremains will be buried at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Window Fund.

2/20/98

Conley – Mary E. Conley of Bedford died Friday at Bloomington Hospital. The daughter of Charles Jefferson and Margaret (Roberts) Sowder, she was born on January 11, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN. She married Leon K. Conley on September 4, 1946, and he died September 16, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Larry Sowder of El Cajon, CA; one daughter, Pat McDowell of Brownsburg; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gary Lee Conley in 1977, and three brothers.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Services for Mary Conley will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, February 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Norman – Elsie Norman of Bedford died Friday, February 20, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born in Zelma, IN, on June 16, 1909, she was the daughter of the Rev. Elmer and Estey (McKnight) Norman.

Surviving are one sister, Myrtle Sparks of Bedford; one niece, Ann Thompson of Bedford, who was her caretaker; two nephews, David Norman of Switz City, IN, and William Norman of Mooresville, IN; six great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters in infancy and two brothers, Isaac and William Norman.

She was employed in nursing administration, teaching and supervising obstetrics at Memorial Hospital in Lima, OH; instructing at Temple University Hospital School of Nursing; director of the School of Nursing in Louisville, KY; administrator of nursing education in South Bend, Evansville, and Dayton, OH, and was an associate professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, a life member of Indiana University Alumni, International Congress of Nurses, the American Nurses Association & Affiliates, National League for Nursing, American Association of Retired Persons, Altrusa Club Business & Professional Women and American Red Cross. She was instrumental in organizing the Red Cross nurses aid program.

Services for Elsie Norman will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Curt Hurley and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, February 21st, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Rajotte – Florence Rita Rajotte of Bedford died Friday, February 20, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 3, 1917, in Haverhill, MA, she was the daughter of Everett J. and Dora (McGrath) Jermyn. She married Leon Rajotte on April 17, 1937, in Haverhill, and he died September 16, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Albert Rajotte of Epping, N.H.; one daughter, Marie Dunlap of Bedford; two sisters, Loraine Fitzgerald and Romaine Huberdeau, both of Haverhill, MA; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.

She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Services for Florence Rajotte will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 24th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday, February 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where there will be a scripture service at 7:00 p.m.

Tolbert – Elsie Stroud Tolbert of Bedford died Friday, February 20, 1998, at Bloomington Convalescent Center. Born on April 23, 1916, in Kings Ridge, IN, she was the daughter of Jesse and Leafie (King) White. She married Arvea Stroud and he preceded her in death. She married Archie Tolbert, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Shannon Stroud of Bedford; one daughter, Norma Jean Stroud Bolding of Michigan City, IN; three grandsons, two step-grandsons, five great-grandchildren, and three nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, one daughter, Mary Frances Reynolds, and two brothers, Elmer White and Odes White.

She had worked at RCA in Bloomington, retiring in 1970.

Services for Elsie Stroud will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd and one hour prior to the service Monday at The Day & Carter Mortuary

2/19/98

Inman – Dorothy H. Inman of Mitchell died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born in Brown County, IN, on July 19, 1921, she was the daughter of Joe and Ollie (Mitchner) Hearth. She married Harold R. Inman on January 5, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Dennis Inman of Williams, IN; one sister, Nora Pruett of Franklin, IN; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother.

She was a homemaker.

There will be a graveside service for Dorothy Inman at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21st, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Volunteer Fire Department.

Kopp – Evelyn Elaine Kopp of Bedford died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at the Bloomington Hospital. The daughter of Ralph and Dorothy (Curtis) Eshler, she was born in Roosevelt County, Montana, on May 28, 1927. She married James E. Kopp on October 18, 1947, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Susan Morrison of Bedford; two sons, David Kopp and William "Peach" Kopp, both of Bedford; one brother, Edwin "Bobo" Eshler of Kentucky; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Elmore "Sonny" Eshler.

She was a homemaker and worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital as a unit clerk for twenty years. She was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, the Ladies of Columbus (past president) and was a 1945 graduate of Bedford High School.

Services for Evelyn Kopp will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23rd, at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday, February 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and the rosary will be prayed Sunday at 7:30 p.m.. Friends are asked to consider memorial donations to the St. Vincent dePaul Church capital campaign.

Scott – William T. Scott of Bedford died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 28, 1935, in Switz City, IN, he was the son of Ora and Elsie (Day) Scott. He married Betty J. Stout, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Lesa Davis and Julie Davis, both of Indianapolis; one son, Brent Scott of Tulsa, OK; one stepson, John S. Berhmann of Oshkosh, WI; four sisters: Mary Alice Foster of Lyons, IN, Wilma Jean Stout of Bedford, IN, Betty L. Clayton of Indianapolis, and Shirley Ann Johnson of LaPorte, IN; one sister-in-law, Ardith Scott of Linton, IN; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Geneva Newsom, and one brother, Lloyd A. Scott.

He was a retired sheet metal cutter at General Electric in Bloomington and was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Services for William Scott will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd, at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial will be in the Switz City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, February 21st, and from noon until the services on Sunday at the funeral home.

2/18/98

Blackburn – Martha Savannah (Mobley) Imhoff Blackburn of Oolitic died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Brown County, IN, on March 12, 1910, she was the daughter of Monroe and Savannah (Sinn) Mobley. She married Clovis York Blackburn, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters: Doris Hile of Palm Coast, FL, Marilyn Snyder of Columbus, IN, Norma Skaggs of Boulder, CO, and Caroline Duty of Oolitic, IN; two step-daughters, Rose Marie Abbott of Columbus, OH, and Anita Philpot of Indianapolis; eighteen grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers: Lester, Jesse, Nathan, Fred, Charles, and Estes Mobley; two sisters, Myrtle Mobley and Anna King; and one daughters, Joan Kay Imhoff.

She was a homemaker and a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Services for Martha Blackburn will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 23rd, at the Day Mortuary in Bloomington with Pastor Bob Helm officiating. Burial will be in the Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd, at the mortuary.

Fender – John H. Fender of Bedford died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at his residence. Born on March 17, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ellis and Ophie (Mitchell) Fender.

Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Fender and Kathleen Pirtle, both of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Cloris, Ray, and Eugene Fender.

He was a farmer and of Protestant faith.

Services for John Fender will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21st at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call at The Day & Carter Mortuary from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, February 19th, and from 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 20th.

2/17/98

Magers – Thelma Grace Magers died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on July 24, 1928, she was the daughter of Elmer and Damie (Sherril) Graham.

Surviving are one daughter, Lana Dawn Lyons of Spring City, TN; two sons, Barry Drew and Bernard Jahn Magers, both of Bedford; two sisters, Pearl Mae Clark and Gladys G. Swango, both of Bedford; two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild, one niece and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Frye.

After working for twenty-five years at RCA, Bloomington, she retired in 1984. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Thelma Magers will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 20th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, February 19th, and from 11 a.m. until the service Friday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Milligan – Ray A. Milligan of Mitchell (Stonington Community) died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. The son of Dexter and Bessie A. (Daniels) Milligan, he was born in Martin County, IN, on January 14, 1928. He married Beatrice Pearl Porter on December 22, 1949, and she died August 24, 1996.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Milligan of Mitchell; one sister, Mildred Romero of Louisvillel, KY; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers, and one sister.

He retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone as a truck driver.

Services for Ray Milligan will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 20th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Joshua Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 19th, and from 8 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

2/16/98

Sanders – Kenneth G. Sanders of Bedford died Monday, February 16, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. The son of Howard M. and Ruth L. (Childers) Sanders, he was born in Lawrence County, IN, on December 13, 1933. He married Etta Rose Price in 1952, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Kenneth Lee Sanders of Bloomington, IN; James Alan and William Douglas Sanders, both of Bedford; one daughter, Sherry Lynne Love of Bedford; two brothers, Larry D. Sanders of Bedford and Joseph M. Sanders of Columbus, IN; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Steven Scott and Timothy Sanders; one brother, John G. Sanders, and one sister, Marilyn Sanders.

He was employed at General Motors Powertrain in Bedford and was a member of East Oolitic Community Church and United Auto Workers Local 440.

Services for Kenneth Sanders will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 19th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from noon until 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 18th, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

2/15/98

Hitchcock – Donald Gordon Hitchcock of Bedford died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at Healthcare Center of Plainfield. Born on May 2, 1922, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of George Washington and Ernestine (Blackburn) Hitchcock. He married Marie Kohlmeier on November 26, 1949, and she died January 6, 1994.

Surviving are one daughter, Melanie Austin of Bloomington; one son, Fred Hitchcock of Plainfield; three sisters, Nadine Hendershot of Evansville, IN, JoAnn Griffith of Corpus Christi, TX, and Carla Hitchcock of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers, John, George, and Tommy Hitchcock.

He was a retired employee of General Motors Powertrain, where he was a maintenance welder. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, United Auto Workers Local 440 and the First United Methodist Church.

Services for Donald Hitchcock will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Taylor – Karrol Joey Taylor of Bedford died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at his residence. Born in Martin County, IN, on August 14, 1933, he was the son of Aden and Mayme (Roberts) Taylor. He married Leola Roll Pierce, and she died June 3, 1995.

Surviving are four sons: Brad Taylor of Bedford, Kevin Taylor of Bloomington, IN, Larry and Marty Eagan, both of Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Sharon Smith of Springville, IN; four brothers, Robert, Perry, Don, and Lowell Taylor, all of Williams; five sisters: Norma Coursey of Springville, IN, Roberta Cornelison and June Anderson, both of Bedford, Ada Riggle of Williams, IN, and Jane Ray of Oolitic, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was employed at Ford Electronics and Regrigeration Corp in Bedford and was an Army veteran. He was a member of Eagles Lodge, Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club and American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Services for Karroll Taylor will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with David Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

2/14/98

Harrell – Marcella K. Harrell of Bedford, formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, February 14, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on March 5, 1927, she was the daughter of Harry and Thelma (Link) Armstrong St. She married Robert Harrell on September 27, 1944, and he died July 13, 1992.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Harrell of Mulbery, IN, and Alan Harrell of Bedford; two brothers, Harry Armstrong Jr. of Bedford and Danny Armstrong of Loogootee, IN; three sisters, Peggy Humphrey of Springville, IN, Barbara Baker of Indianapolis, and Kay Taylor of Michigan; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, Dick, Jack, and Eddie Armstrong.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Marcella Harrell will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Ralph Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 16th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mason – Patricia Helen Neary Mason of Bedford died Saturday, February 14, 1998 at her residence. She was born December 6, 1917, in Frontenac, KS, the daughter of Anthony and Catherine (Delaney) Neery. She married Joseph R. Mason on December 13, 1942, and he died on December 12, 1989.

Surviving are three daughters: Carroll A. Lambton of Pittsburgh, PA, Jennifer L. Fellers of Bloomfield, IN, and Mary K. Harris of Bedford, IN; two sons, Paul A. Mason and Joe Pat Mason, both of Bedford; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Francis Neary of Wichita, KS, and William Neary of Frontenac, KS; one sister, Sarah K. Porter of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, Mary Stoffers and Rosaline Magnani; one daughter, Patrician Ellen Mason; one son, Sammy Joe Mason; one grandson, Mark Mason, and one granddaughter, Melissa Mills.

Employed at RCA in Bloomington for 28 years, she retired in 1980. She was of the Catholic faith and was an avid bingo player.

The funeral service for Patricia Mason will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. A private family service and burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home on Monday from 6-9 p.m.

2/13/98

Graves – Ralph G. Graves of Mitchell passed away Friday, February 13, 1998, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 14, 1927, in Paulsgrove, KY, he was the son of Harry and Emma Paige (Chandler) Graves. He married Elizabeth Kendall on March 4, 1961, and she preceded him in death September 19, 1990.

Surviving are one son, Harry Graves of Mitchell; two daughters, Marilyn Pierce of Clarksville, IN, and Nancy Barlow of Mitchell; one sister, Frances Turner of Jeffersonville; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He was a retired employee of Hancock Construction Company and had served as City of Mitchell Building Commissioner. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legiona Post #250. He was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and had served as Sunday School superintendent.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, at Spice Valley Baptist Church with the Revs. Lewis Williams and Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9170. Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Mundy – Raymond Mundy of Bedford passed away Friday, February 13, 1998, at his residence. Born on October 18, 1905, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Freely and Sophia (Bridges) Mundy. He married Christine Burton on September 10, 1932, and she survives.

Also surving are two daughters, Eleanor Mundy and Joyce Mundy, both of Bedford; five sons: Stanley Mundy of Casper, WY, Gary Mundy of Mitchell, Martin Mundy of Williams, Graydon Mundy and Gordon Mundy, both of Bedford; one sister, Ruth Wood of Bedford; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Hilard Mundy, Elmer Mundy, and Ernest Mundy who died in infancy.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Lawrence County Farm Bureau. He was a deacon and member of Huron Baptist Church. At the age of 83, he began writing poems. His collection of verses describes old times, farm life, and faith in God.

The funeral service for Raymond Mundy will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at Huron Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Williams and David R. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, February 16th, at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

King – Nehna King of Mitchell died Thursday, February 12, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 19, 1924, in Marion County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry Fred and Myrtle Irene (Simpson) Hauser. She married Shelby M. King on July 3, 1943, in Lawrence County, and he survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Gene King, Vincent King, Kent King, and Randy King, all of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Tonya Gilbert and Annette Neely,both of Mitchell, IN; nineteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry K. Hauser of Charleston, AK; and her step-father, William Alfred Harrington of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy D. King, in 1995, and one grandson, Kerry L. King, in 1997.

She was a homemaker was was a member of Fairview Church of Christ in Huron, IN.

Services for Nehna King will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Port William Cemetery in Williams, IN. Friends may call Saturday, February 14th, from 3-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The family prefers a contribution to Fairview Church of Christ, c/o Paul Carter, R 1, Box 306, Mitchell, IN.

2/10/98

Meadows – Dale Meadows of Bedford died Tuesday, February 10, 1998, at his residence. The son of Oran Ray and Frances K. (Rout) Meadows, he was born on January 29, 1936, in Lawrence County, IN. He married Bonnie Stevens on August 24, 1959, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bob Meadows and Chris Meadows, both of Bedford; one daughter, Stacey Meadows of Bedford; two sisters, Jill Tatom of Bedford and Marilyn Sherman of Littleton, CO; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Ray Meadows.

He was a retired railroad employee and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, the National Guard, and several gospel music organizations.

Services for Dale Meadows will be private. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Englewood Baptist Church Youth Group.

2/09/98

Riester – Grace L. Tabor Riester of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, February 9, 1998, in Indianapolis. Born in Bedford on April 20, 1930, she was the daughter of David and May Leatherman. She married James P. Tabor, and he preceded her in death. She married Paul E. Riester, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Karen L. Petterson of Indianapolis; two stepsons, Dean Riester of Oaktown, IN, and Rex Riester of Evansville, IN; two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Grace Riester will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 11th, at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Home in Lawrence, IN. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at Fishers. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at the funeral home.

Stoll – Effie Robinson Stoll of Mobile, AL, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, February 9, 1998, in a health care facility in Mobile. She was born in Tecumseh, MI.

Surviving are her husband, Leo H. Stoll, of Mobile; one son, Jeffrey R. Stoll of Mobile, AL; two grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services for Effie Stoll will be at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 12th, at Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney, OH. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Brookside Cemetery in Tecumseh, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the Effie Robinson Stoll Fund, Grace Baptist Church, 137 Edgewood, Sidney, OH 45365. Radney Funeral Home in Mobile, AL, is in charge of local arrangements.

2/08/98

Sinclair – Sally Mae Mills Sinclair of Bedford died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at her residence. Born on November 12, 1950, in Muncie, IN, she was the daughter of James F. and Betty (Foreman) Bunch. She married Carly Sinclair, and he died in 1987.

Surviving are her parents James and Betty Bunch of Bedford; her fiancé, Bruce Reed of Mitchell, IN; two sons, Robbie and Jeff Mills, both of Tennessee; one brother, Mike Bunch of Bedford; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Susan B. Bunch Wheeler.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Sinclair Orchard of Owensburg, Applacres, and El Rico's Restaurant. She was a 1979 graduate of We-Del High School in Gaston and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1970.

Services for Sally Sinclair will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Stetler officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 11th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Gennett – William E. Gennett of Fort Worth, TX, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Columbia Hospital in Fort Worth. The son of Frank Gennett, he was born in Ball Ground, GA on October 8, 1912. He married Emma Pattison on July 2, 1938, and she died October 31, 1996.

Surviving are one son, John William Gennett of Joshua, TX, one sister, Grace Howell of Florida; and one granddaughter.

He had worked as a machinist at Carlisle Corp in Indianapolis and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford.

Services for William Gennett will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 12th, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford with the Rev. Ron Sacco officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the mortuary.

Willoughby – Roger Lee Willoughby of Bedford died Sunday, February 8, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born January 19, 1952, in Elwood, IN, he was the son of Fred and Shirley Willoughby. He married Milagros Briol Catalan, and she survives.

Surviving are two sons, Tony Willoughby and Dwight Edward Willoughby, both at home; one stepdaughter, Jeannette Perrine of Salem, IN; one stepson, Michael Perrine of Salem, IN; his parents, of Lapel, IN; one brother, Michael Willoughby of Coeburn, VA; two sisters, Renee Castor of Anderson, IN, and Cheryl Scherer of Lapel, IN; grandmother, Geneva Figg of Lapel, IN, and two step-grandchildren.

He was a retired staff sergeant in the National Guard Active Guard Reserve and a member of Southside Christian Church in Bloomington.

Services for Roger Willoughby will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel, IN, with the Rev. Dan Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at Lapel, with graveside military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at the funeral home.

2/07/98

Arthur – Lucy V. Arthur of Norman, IN, died Saturday, February 7, 1998, at her residence. Born on November 26, 1915, in London, KY, she was the daughter of William and Nancy Cheek. She married Amuel Arthur, and he preceded her in death in 1983.

Surviving are nine daughters: Carol Scott and Nancy Wilson, both of Seymour, Pauline Mann and Mary Ann Arthur, both of Brownstown, IN, Marilyn Green of Riley, N.C., Ilene Conner of North Vernon, IN, Audry Duncan of Bloomington, IN, and Linda McKinney and Sherry Hall, both of Norman, IN; two sons: Dennis Arthur and Allen Arthur, both of Norman, IN; two brothers, John Cheek and Floyd Cheek, both of Homosassa Springs, FL; three sisters: Clara McKain of Columbus, IN, Mary Arthur of Franklin, IN, and Alice Gilbert of Portage, IN; twenty-five grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, two children, two sisters, and two brothers.

Services for Lucy Arthur will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, IN with the Rev. Donald Deck officiating. Burial will be at Robertson Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, February 9th, and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norman Pentecostal Church.

2/06/98

Cox – Oneta Cox of Bloomington, formerly of Mitchell, died Friday, February 6, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on January 7, 1904, in Monroe County, IN, the daughter of John O. and Maude (Parks) Hanna. She married Ray C. Cox and he died in 1967.

Surviving are one sister, Colleen Moore of Ocala, FL; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Velma Cox Roell in 1965, five sisters, and two brothers.

She had worked at Alden's and as a nurse's aide at Willow Manor. She was past president of the Willow Manor Tenants Association, a member of the First Christian Church in Bloomington, and former member of the First Baptist Church of Mitchell and Mitchell American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 250, where she was past president. She was past president of the Lawrence County Grandmothers Club, which was the first chapter in Indiana.

Services for Oneta Cox will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at Day Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Helen Enari officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, IN. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Toucuan – Shelia K. Touquan of Springville, formerly of Avon, died Friday, February 6, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 15, 1937, in Shoals, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Adlai (Malone) Jeffrey-Smith. She married Mark Touquan, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Randa Touquan of Denver, CO; two brothers, Errol Jeffrey-Smith of Shoals, IN, and Bruce Jeffrey-Smith of Danville, IN; and one sister, Lillie Jeffrey-Smith of Minnesota.

A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago Pharmacy School and the University of Loyola-Chicago Law School, she was a registered pharmacist and attorney employed by Revco, WalMart and K-Mart. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the American Bar Association.

Services for Shelia Touquan will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the the Rev. Bob Fields officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Monday, February 9th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/04/98

Byers – Marie S. Byers of Bedford died Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Bedford on March 9, 1912, she was the daughter of Clarence and Etta (Barton) Brown. She married Ray Byers and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Surviving are two sons: Samuel Reynolds of Lyons, IN, and James Reynolds of Indianapolis; one daughter, Donna Neety of Commerce, GA; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Helen Raynolds, two brothers, and one sister.

She was a member of the Pleasant Run Pentecostal Church and the Lyons American Legion Auxiliary. She worked in nursing at the Bloomfield Health Care Center for twelve years, retiring in 1976.

Services for Marie Byers will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 9th, at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Lyons. Burial will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday, February 8th, and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home.

Egbert – Mary Louise Egbert of Bedford died Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on April 17, 1918, in Lawrence County (Dutchtown), the daughter of Lloyd A. and Mary J. (Curren) Morris. She married Maurice W. Egbert on November 5, 1943, at Fort Benjamin Harrison. He survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Helen E. Baker of Salem, IN; three brothers: Lloyd F. Morris and William V. Morris, both of Bedford, and John J. Morris of Columbus, IN; one half sister, Betty J. Hall of Carmel, IN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, James R. Morris, and stepmother, Esther (Arnold) Morris.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Altar Society, Homemakers Club for 47 years, American Legion Auxiliary and Women's 8 and 40, and held local, state and national offices with Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of World War I. She was a 1936 graduate of Shawswick High School.

Services for Mary Louise Egbert will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Friday, February 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7 p.m.. The Rev. Bernie Cox and Sister Joan Luerman will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martin – George W. Martin of Bedford, formerly of Heltonville, died Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on October 28, 1917, he was the son of Harry and Mae (Grover) Martin. He married Jewell Gilstrap on November 6, 1938, in Washington County, IN and she died October 4, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Wilma Jackson of Bedford; two sons: Roger Martin of Bedford and Michael Martin of Indianapolis; one brother, Paul Martin of Bedford; eighteen grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, William Martin, and one sister, Hazel Pace.

He retired from Standish Feed Store after thirty years service and was a farmer. He was a member of Erie United Methodist Church.

Services for George Martin will at at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Revs. Douglas Martin and Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Erie Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday, February 6th, and 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/03/98

Stultz – Floyd P. Stultz of Bedford died Tuesday, February 3, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Lawrence County, IN, on September 23, 1905, he was the son of William and Amanda (Criger) Stultz. He married Velma Wagner on December 20, 1924, and she died April 22, 1992.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Spoonmore of Oolitic; one son, Donald Stultz of Bedford; one granddaughter, and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, David Stultz; two brothers: Wayne and James Stultz; and one sister, Ruth Hartman.

He was a self-employed well driller and worked for the North Lawrence School Corporation. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Services for Floyd Stultz will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim Burk officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, and from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Yeary – Carter L. Yeary of Bedford died Tuesday, February 3, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jonesville, VA (Lee County) on May 24, 1912, the son of Don Carl and Josie (Young) Yeary. He married Hazel Alsop in Lee County, VA, on June 8, 1930, and she died April 15, 1982. He married Delphia Henderson and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Louis Ely of Oolitic, Frances Johnson and Sue Turner, both of Bedford; six sons: Grover D.C. Yeary, Ralph Jackson Yeary, Condy Wayne Yeary, and Donald Ray Yeary, all of Bedford, Robert Lee Yeary of Orleans and Charles Milburn Yeary of Oklahoma City, OK; four brothers: Arthur Yeary of Clear Springs, IN, Paul Yeary of Mayfield, KY, Milton Yeary of Detroit, MI, and Conley Yeary of Roanoke, VA; twenty grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by this first wife, one brother, and one sister.

He was a coal miner for twenty-one years and a carpenter. He was a member of Fairview Christian Church.

Services for Carter Yeary will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenny Fisher and Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/02/98

Anderson – Arie M. Anderson of Bedford, formerly of Oolitic, died Monday, February 2, 1998, at Bedford Hospitality House. Born on May 7, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Iva Pearl (Eastridge) Hubbard. She married John F. Anderson on November 28, 1928, and he died April 10, 1997.

Surviving ar4e one daughter, Wynn Adams of Linton, IN; two sons: John Cameron Anderson of Bedford and Monte Anderson of Oolitic; one brother,Cletis Hubbard of Springville; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Stailey; one brother, Clarence Hubbard, and one granddaughter.

She owned and operated Anderson's Variety Store for many years in Oolitic and was a member of the Oolitic United Methodist Church.

Services for Arie Anderson will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Cam Anderson and the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 3rd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Beavers – Pearl N. Beavers of Mitchell died Monday, February 2, 1998, at Mitchell Manor. She was born April 28, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, the daughter of Virgie and Ida (Pitman) Wolford. She married Ernest P. Beavers on November 25, 1931, and he died April 8, 1968.

Surviving are two grandsons: Keith Beavers of Albuquerque, N.M. and Timothy Beavers of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Beavers, and one brother, Clifford Wolford.

She was an employee of Indiana Telephone Corp. in Mitchell for twenty-seven years.

Services for Pearl Beavers will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell with the Rev. Don Terry officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call at Haverly Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 4th, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday.

Hallett – Paul Hallett of Bedford died Monday, February 2, 1998, at his residence. He was born in Jasonville, IN, on October 24, 1921, the son of Walter and Martha (McCammon) Hallett.

Surviving are his wife Margaret Ann Hallett of Bedford; one daughter, Susan Hallett of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John and Wilbur Hallett, Arthur and Earl Rine.

He was a retired welder for Stran Steel and a member of Jasonville Church of Christ, William Penn Lodge No. 727 F&AM, Terre Haute Chapter No. 11, RAM, Council 8 Cryptic Masons, Terre Haute Commandry No. 16, Knights Templar, and Kerman Grotto of Terre Haute.

Services for Paul Hallett will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, at Roselawn Funeral Home in Terre Haute with Bro. Gary Spear officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute. Friends may call from noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Kirkman – Ethel V. Kirkman of Bedford died Monday, February 2, 1998, at Bedford Hospitality House. Born on October 8, 1910, in Bonneville, KY, she was the daughter of Samuel Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Waldon) Puckett. She married Earl Kirkman on November 3, 1930, and he died in 1978.

Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Rameto of Brandon, FL; one sister, Nellie Kitzinger of Punta Gorda, FL; two grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Marvin Kirkman, five sisters and brothers: Nora Garland, Ruby Boling, Raymond Puckett, and one grandson.

She was a homemaker and of Protestant faith.

Services for Ethel Kirkman will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, February 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

2/01/98

Cooper – Robert A. Cooper of Bedford died Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 6, 1924, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Lawrence and Rose (Hughes) Cooper. He married Janet Rayburn on March 24, 1984, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jonathan Cooper of Norfolk, VA, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers.

He worked at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell for thirty-five years, retiring in 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for Robert Cooper will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 3rdat Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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