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1998 – 05 (May) Obituaries

5/31/98

Sanders – Lola E. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died May 31, 1998, at her residence. Born on April 10, 1924, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Iva (Wells) Wheeler. She married John Harris in 1940, and he died January 14, 1952. She married Leon D. Sanders on October 21, 1961, and he survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Larry and John Harris, both of Medora, IN, Mack Harris of Indianapolis, and James Harris of Elwood, IN; one daughter, Iva Higgs of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Howard Wheeler of Williams, IN, Herbert and George Wheeler, both of Bedford; two sisters: Hazel Gerkin and Ruby Baker, both of Bedford; thirteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband; one son, Jack Harris; one daughter, Evelyn Harris; and one brother, Lebert Wheeler.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Lola Sanders will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3rd, at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Bro. David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Regional Medical Center Hospice, 2900 W. 16th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

5/29/98

Fassino – Ruth Fassino of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 29, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 14, 1918, she was the daughter of William C. and Lena (Cleveland) Morrison. She married John R. Fassino, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Richard Fassino of Bedford; one daughter, Gloria Dhom of Sunnyvale, CA; three granddaughters, one grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

She was a retired office manager of Indiana State District Council of Laborers Hod Carriers Welfare Fund.

Services for Ruth Fassino will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3rd, at Thomas Funeral Home in Terre Haute with the Rev. Jack Lowder officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

5/28/98

Kopp – Kenneth V. Kopp of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born in Bedford on January 18, 1931, he was the son of Alva E. and Clara Edna (Bauer) Kopp. He married Virginia Baker on May 9, 1953, and she survives.

Also surviving is one son, Cary W. Kipp of Corydn, IN; four brothers: Louis "Pete", James E., and Howard A, all of Bedford, and Roger Kipp of Lady Lake, FL; two sisters: Dorothy Holley of Bedford and Kathleen Freeman of Shelbyville, IN; two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Warren Kopp.

He retired as a brazer with the W.F. Meyers Company and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Kenneth Kopp will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 1st, with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary by Sister Joan Luerman

Stewart – Ivan Ray Stewart of Springville, IN, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital from injuries received in a lawn tractor accident Wednesday evening on S.R. 54. Born in El Reno, OK, on October 4, 1955, he was the son of Jack Ivan and Lillian "Becky" (Davis) Stewart.

Surviving are his mother of Sprngville, IN, and one sister, Susan Kay Stewart of Yukon, OK. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant sister, Debra Ann Stewart.

He was a member of Hobbieville Community Church.

Services for Ivan Stewart will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 1st, at McNeal Funeral Home in Mustang, OK. Burial will be at Mustang Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, and from 8 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Deremiah-Frye Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. A local memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

5/26/98

Godsey – Florence Godsey of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born on January 14, 1916, in Somerset, KY, she was the daughter of Jerry and Frances (Stigall) Ryan. She married Lloyd Godsey on July 14, 1935, and he died May 25, 1984.

Surviving are one daughter, Jeannie Lee of Bedford; one son, Robert Godsey of Bedford; three sisters: Mae Neal, Geneva Lawson, and Frona Ray, all of Bedford; two brothers: Russell Ryan of Bedford and Monroe Ryan of Indianapolis; eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Terry D. and James Godsey; two brothers, John Wesley Ryan and Joe Ryan; one sister, Vida Smoot, and one great-grandson.

She was a homemaker and attended Dive Christian Church.

Services for Florence Godsey will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kinkead – Joseph Lee Kinkead of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on December 8, 1922, in Putnam County, IN, he was the son of Floyd L. Kinkead and Ossa (Wiatt) Kinkead. He married Mary Jeannette Tovey in 1938, and she preceded him in death in 1978. He married Diane Webb in 1980, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lorna Wagoner of Bedford; two step-daughters, Melody Baker and Lisa R. Cobb, both of Bedford; six grandsons, two nephews, and one niece. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jeannette, one daughter, Annette, and one sister, Roslyn K. Smith.

He was the owner and operator of Stone City Press from 1946 to 1990. He was a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served in the Naval Air Corps and the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a retired U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Commandant of Cadets. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol Bedford Squadron, 9th District; Vice Chairman Southern Trails Boy Scouts of America; Director of Bedford Chamber of Commerce four times; Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent of the First Christian Church in Bedford; professional musician in the Big Band era; past member of the Girl Scout Board; and present member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge (50 years), Bedford Order of the Eastern Star; Leatherwood Christian Church, Scottish Rite, and the American Legion (50 years).

Services for Joseph Kinkead will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Lowell Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th, and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leatherwood Christian Church, R 16 Box 234, Bedford, IN 47421.

5/24/98

Carrico – James L. Carrico of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at his residence. Born on February 7, 1931, in Daviess County, IN, he was the son of James Leo and Freda (Kelly) Carrico. He married Patricia A. Brown on April 28, 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, James B. Carrico of Bedford; two daughters: Michelle Johnson and Stephanie Lawson, both of Bedford; one brother, George Carrico of Carlsbad, N.M.; three sisters: Monica Love of Espanola, N.M., Rosemary Love of Cannelburg, IN, and Suzanne Lents of Loogootee, IN; and nine grandchildren.

He was retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a member of the Bedford Elks Lodge No. 826.

A private memorial service for James Carrico will be held at a later date. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

5/20/98

Diehl – Greta A. Diehl of Bedford, IN, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., died Wednesday, May 20, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 15, 1956, in St. Louis, MO, she was the daughter of Frank and Norma (Webber) Latham.

Surviving are her parents of North Dakota; three brothers: Frank Latham of Wisconsin, Michael Latham of Los Angeles, CA, and Harlan Latham of North Dakota; one sister, Shara Pigors of South Dakota, and several nieces and nephews.

She had been a medical secretary in Milwaukee, WI, and Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service for Greta Diehl will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Howard Pigors officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Illinois. There will be no calling hours.

5/18/98

Coulter – Bernice Catherine Coulter of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 18, 1998, at Hospitality House. Born on August 25, 1913, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Willis and Mary (Murphy) Coulter.

Surviving are two brothers: Clifford Dean Coulter of Bedford and Donald Richard Coulter of Worthington, IN; and two sisters: Mildred East and Maxine Duvall, both of Bedford.

She worked ten years at Firestone Industrial Products in Noblesville, IN, retiring in 1961. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville.

Services for Bernice Coulter will be at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23rd, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville with the Rev. James R. Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home in Noblesville, where a rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday evening.

5/17/98

Whalin – John Robert Whalin of Mitchell died Sunday, May 17, 1998, at his residence. Born on October 3, 1924, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Christopher and Gladys (Hart) Whalin. He married Mary Lois Chastain on November 26, 1948, and she died June 24, 1994.

Surviving are two sons: Michael Whalin of El Paso, TX, and Barry Whalin of Mitchell; one brother, Eugene Whalin of Mitchell; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He owned and operated the Bendix Cleaners on K Street in Bedford for thirty years until his retirement. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell, and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell.

Services for John Whalin will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21st, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Don Terry officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell, and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

5/15/98

Cooper – Helen Ruby Cooper of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 15, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born on September 16, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ollie M. and Stella (Dowling) Cooper.

Surviving are two brothers, Dale Cooper of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Jack Cooper of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Sue Lewis of Muncie, IN; Frances Hash of Oolitic, IN; Jean Mitchell, of Bedford, IN; and Lois York and Mildred Henley, both of Phoenix, AZ; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Norman Dean, Carl and Jerry Cooper; and one sister, Betty Lou Cooper.

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

Services for Helen Cooper will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ikerd Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Faubion – Jerry Lee Faubion of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 22, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clarel Ivan and Zoretta (Kinser) Faubion.

Surviving are his parents of Heltonville; one son, Brian Faubion of Heltonville; two daughters: Lisa Dawn Norman and Stacy Shawn Fountain, both of Bedford; one brother, Larry Faubion of Heltonville; one sister, Judith K. Mitchell of Bedford; and five grandchildren.

He was the manager of Mills Market in Mitchell and was a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church. He is a retired major from the United States Army Reserve and the former owner of R Street Grocery. He is a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, and the Moose Lodge No. 680 in Bedford.

Services for Jerry Faubion will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 18th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Bro. Jim Stevens officiating.. Burial will be in the Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday, May 17th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

Kline – Gavin Coleman Scott Kline, infant son of Eric and Lorrie (Coleman) Kline, died Friday, May 15, 1998, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He was born on May 4, 1998, in Bedford, IN.

Surviving are his parents; his maternal grandparents, David and Marsha Coleman of Mitchell, IN; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Kay Patton of Orleans, IN, and Mike and Donetta Kline of Heltonville, IN; maternal great-grandparents, William and Barbara Cline of Washington, IN; paternal great-grandparents, Phyllis Kline of Heltonville, Dorothy Stancombe of Mitchell, and Scott and Patricia Patton of Bedford; maternal great-great-grandmother, Maxine Riggins of Odon, IN; paternal great-great-grandparents, Zella Kline of Bedford, Olive Umphress of Heltonville, and Lennie Patton of Bedford.

Services for Gavin Kline will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Ira officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

5/14/98

Warner – Charles "Chuck" R.Warner of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Community Hospital in New Port Richey, FL. Born on October 18, 1927, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of William and May (Rainey) Warner. He married Marjorie Jewell, and she preceded him in death in 1992.

Surviving are four sons: John R. Brown and Rickie L. Brown, both of Port Richey, FL, Roger A. Brown of Leitchfield, KY, and Michael M. Brown of Anderson, IN; four daughters: Linda Sue Gruenburg of Newberry, IN, Bonnie G. Duegan of Greenfield, IN, Tammy E. Hood of Lawrence, IN, and Julia A. Lopez of Indianapolis; one brother, Paul Warner of Fox, AR; one sister, Roberta Lawyer of Bedford, IN; twenty grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II United States Navy veteran and was a member of the Ingalls Church of God. He retired in 1989 after 28 years as a tow motor driver for Chevrolet truck and bus plant in Indianapolis. He belonged to the United Auto Workers and the Fortville Senior Citizens organization.

Services for Charles Warner will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 18, 1998, at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville (IN) with the Pastor Woodrow Alley officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Fortville American Legion Post No. 391 and the Fortville VFW Post No. 6904.

5/13/98

Felknor – Noble Clinton Felknor of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 18, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 28, 1911, in Orangeville, IN, he was the son of Noble Clinton and Minnie Hazel (Tolbert) Felknor. He married Phyllis Mae Chapman on September 25, 1955, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Samuel Felknor of Springville, IN, and Scott Felknor of Bedford; two daughters: Teresa Hilyard of Mitchell, IN, and Minnie Felknor of Bedford; three sisters: Jewell Storms and Juanita Smith, both of Bedford, and Zella Hamilton of Bloomington, IN; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Daisy Walker and Genevieve Beasley.

He was a retired carpenter.

Services for Noble Felknor will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Jim Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gugin – Thomas Gugin of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries suffered in a fire on April 13th. Born on December 29, 1963, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Clifford and Karen (Woodward) Gugin.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford; one daughter, Chandall Raynea Gugin, at home; one sister, Laura Winters of Jonesboro, TN; two half brothers, David and Danny Gugin, both of Michigan; one half sister, Diane Marie Johnson of Bellview, MI; his maternal grandmother, Helen M. Woodward of Bedford; and his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Margaret Standridge of Michigan. He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathy Gugin, and his maternal grandfather, Jesse T. Woodward.

A 1982 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, he was employed at Brunner Engineering and was a member of the Dive Christian Church.

Services for Thomas Gugin will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, at Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Friday at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church.

Kern – Helen Marie Kern of Bedford died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 19, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred G. and Mary O. (Winninger) Fowler. She married Louis Kern Jr. on February 11, 1945, and he died March 23, 1994.

Surviving are two daughters: Mary Janice Bottorf and Carolyn Mosier, both of Bedford; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She owned and operated the Magic Mirror Beauty Shop and Kern Appliances and Kern Rentals with her husband. She was a past 4-H leader, a member of Englewood Parent Teachers Organization, past pianist and treasurer of Englewood Baptist Church, a worker in the Republican party and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Services for Helen Kern will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16th, at Ferguson,Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Limestone Girls Club or Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

Ray – Ralph G. Ray of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at his residence. Born on September 23, 1906, in Oaktown, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Ida (Terry) Ray. He married Marguerite Addie Thurman on September 7, 1925, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Thomas E. Ray of Mitchell, IN, Robert E Ray of Campbellsburg, IN, and Jackie D. Ray of Plymouth; one sister, Ruby Green of Mitchell, IN; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Floyd, Fred, and Daniel Ray; and one grandchild.

He was a retired farmer.

Services for Ralph Ray will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. until service time Saturday at the mortuary.

Strong – Doris Strong of Bedford died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford. Born on April 30, 1920, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Dooley) Vance. She married Charles Strong on October 29, 1939, and he died in 1989.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry King of Bedford, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Sharon Weathersby; two brothers, Carroll and Harold Vance; and one sister, Ruth Taylor.

She retired as head cashier at Standard Grocery and then worked at Beulah's Market. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Indianapolis and attended Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for Doris Strong will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Moor & Kirk Funeral Home in Indianapolis. Burial will follow in Washington Park East Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 14th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and from 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 15th, at Moore & Kirk Funeral Home in Indianapolis.

5/09/98

Vint – Alta M. "Brownie" Vint of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 9, 1998, at the Bloomington Convalescent Center. She was born on February 13, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, the daughter of Ear and Dora (Young) Bodenhamer. She married Leo James Vint on February 27, 1946, and he died September 6, 1991.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Bugh of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters; five great grandsons; one sister, Sharen Haas of Springville, IN; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Nellie Stillions.

She was a homemaker and an avid quilter. She was a graduate of Needmore High School, Class of 1942.

Services for Alta Vint will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 1998, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

5/08/98

Brewer – Edward "Eddie" Brewer of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Vencor Indianapolis South Hospital in Greenwood, IN. Born on October 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Theodore and Ada (Daggy) Brewer. He married Mary F. Greenwood on October 4, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Lisbeth "Libbe" Shawhan of Bedford and Mary Beth Owen of Indianapolis; one son, Tom Brewer of Columbia, TN; one sister, Evelyn Batman of Bloomington, IN; two brothers: Gerald Brewer of Bedford and George R. Brewer of Peru, IN; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Brewer.

He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, the Elks Lodge, and Reserve Officers Association. He was an veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Services for Edward Brewer will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Mausoleum with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Sunday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Miller – James F. Miller of Avoca, IN, died Friday, May 8, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 26, 1915, he was the son of Charles and Elsie Miller. He married Clara Willoughby on August 4, 1941, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Douglas and Paul Miller, both of Avoca; one daughter, Carolyn Miller of Avoca; one sister, Mae Kern of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Sylvan and Quincy Miller; and two sisters: Golda Melvin and Louise LuAllen.

He retired from GM Powertrain and was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will be in the Dishman Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service time on Sunday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

5/07/98

Jones – Audree L. Jones of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at her residence. Born on January 10, 1910, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Eithel and Della (Dodds) Whitted. She first married Stanley Cooper in 1930, and he died in 1939. She then married Hugh T. Jones on May 17, 1946, and he died March 11, 1997.

Surviving are three sons: Michael H. Jones of Bedford, Earle W. Cooper and Erwin L. Cooper, both of Bloomington; one sister, Edna "Lois" Scott of Saskatoon, Canada; nine grandchildren and six grandchildren.

She was retired from RCA, Bloomington, and was a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 1354, American Association of Retired Persons, and Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Services for Audree Jones will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 11th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday and from 12:30 until service time on Monday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jones – Edward S. Jones of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on April 26, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Reese and Aleen (Esiminger) Jones. He married Elsie Elizabeth Clayton and she died June 16, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Lynn Green of Mitchell, IN; three sons: Jerry Edward Jones and Danny Lee Jones, both of Cochran, GA, and Gary Earl Jones of Antlers, OK; four sisters: Violet Bridwell, Dorothy Goens, and Phyllis Harris, all of Bedford, and Maxine Elgin of Campbellsburg, IN; three brothers: Reese Jones of Bedford, Robert Jones of Florida, and Wayne Jones of Mitchell, IN; nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, one grandson, and three sisters.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Southern Pacific Railroad.

Services for Edward Jones will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. David Clayton 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 from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

5/07/98

Tolbert – Claude "Twig" Tolbert of Loogootee, IN, died Thursday, May 7, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, IN. Born on January 12, 1915, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Walter and Leona (Wade) Tolbert. He married Martha L. Beavers in 1937, and she died October 20, 1984.

Surviving are five sons: Kenny Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, Danny Tolbert of Port Charlotte, FL, Ronald Tolbert and Terry Tolbert, both of Punta Gorda, FL, and James Tolbert of Sarasota, FL; four daughters: Norma Jackman of Washington, IN, Gail Tilbert of Punta Gorda, FL, Sheila Terry of Shertz, TX, and Patricia Bledsoe of Loogootee, IN; one brother, Johnny Tolbert of Loogootee, IN, two sisters: Maxine Reece of Nashville, IN, and Ruth Bex of Mitchell, IN; twenty-one grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers: Archie, Hollie, and Ray Tolbert; and two sisters: Cornelia Richardson and Ida Johnson.

He was retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane in 1971 and was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Claude Tolbert will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

5/04/98

Arthur – Kenneth M. Arthur of Oolitic, IN, formerly of Monroe County, IN, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 28, 1939, in Unionville, IN, he was the son of Marion and Helen (Purtlebaugh) Arthur. He married Onnie Arms, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Kenny Arthur of Shoals, IN, Tony Arthur of Williams, IN, Rick Arthur of Seymour, IN, and Danny Arthur of Logansport, IN; three daughters: Eva Salmon of Loogootee, IN, Lisa Graham of Oolitic, IN, and Sandy Byers of Bedford; three sisters: Phyllis Sims, Delores Webber, and Sheila Robinson, all of Bloomington, IN; three brothers: Melvin Arthur of Gosport, IN, Larry and Danny Arthur, both of Bloomington, IN; one step-brother, Jim Sumners; thirty-five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five grandchildren.

He was a truck driver with Moon Freight Lines and was of Pentecostal faith. He was a member of the Hoosier Hills CB Club and his handle was "Blue Goose".

Services for Kenneth Arthur will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 8th, at The Day Mortuary in Bloomington. Burial will follow in Duncan Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th, and from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, May 7th, at the mortuary.

Haydon – Emogene Haydon of Pigeon Forge, TN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May , 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 20, 1940, in Whiteland, IN, she was the daughter of Clisby and Nona (Baker) West. She married Leo Delton Haydon on September 14, 1970, and he died November 26, 1975.

Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Nikirk of Kodak, TN; three sons: Gregory Hagan of Bedford, IN, Delton Haydon of Jamestown, KY, and Anthony Todd Haydon of Knoxville, TN; her parents of Russell Springs, KY; four brothers: Walter, Ray, Tommy, and Teddy West; and eight grandchildren.

She was employed by Golden Corral Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, TN, and was of Baptist faith.

Services for Emogne Haydon will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Goodman – Maribelle Goodman of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, May 4, 1998, at her residence. Born on June 18, 1931, in Orangeville, IN, she was the daughter of John and Cora (Radcliffe) Slaten. She married Everett Clifton Goodman on September 19, 1951, and he died March 14, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Everett R. Goodman of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters: Linda Truesdale of Dalzell, S.C., and Kathy Rexroad of Bellevue, NB; five brothers: Johnny Slaten of Superior, AZ, Jimmy Slaten of Paoli, IN, Jerry Slaten of Mitchell, IN, Lowell Slaten of Indianapolis, IN, and Larry Slaten of Orleans, IN; four sisters, Betty Schmidt of Indianapolis, Janie Goodman of Mesa, AZ, June Clark of Mitchell, IN, and Erma Brannon of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Francess Ball.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Maribelle Goodman will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 7th, at Haverly Mortuary with Brother David Shephard officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7th, at the mortuary.

5/03/98

Burlington – William L. Burlington of Orleans, IN, died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on November 8, 1923, in English, IN, he was the son of Floyd and Maudie (Wood) Burlington. He married Eleanor Vetsch in 1945, and she preceded him in death May 12, 1979. He married Ruth Russell in 1973, and she survives.

Also surviving are five daughters: Diana Burlington of Greenwood, IN, Victoria Coryell and Sharon Day, both of Franklin, IN, Janine Ross of Bedford, IN, and Larania Hall of Orleans, IN; seven step-children: Christie Brewer of Orleans, IN, Tammy Cochran, Bert Hill, Jr., Mark Hill, and Kelly Johnson, all of Charlestown, IN, Robin Hensgen of Sellersburg, IN, and Kimberly Oakly of Corydon, IN; two sisters: Mary Payton and Mickey Waggner, both of Mitchell, IN; twenty-nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

He retired in 1980 from Indianapolis Trucking and Equipment. He was a member of Community Christian Church in Bedford. A veteran of World War II, he was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was awarded two Purple Hearts, gold star, and bronze star.

There will be a graveside service for William Burlington at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Duane Edmonson officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Clements – Charles Clements of Bedford died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 22, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Earl and Orlenda (Head) Clements. He married Nila McFadden Taylor on June 25, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Tim Clements of Bloomington, IN, Jon and Joe Clements, both of Bedford, and Charles "Chuck" Kidwell of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Sheila Hardwick of Bedford and Rebecca Keith of Fayetteville, IN; one half sister, Mary Dean Tabor of Bloomington, IN; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half brother, Donald Clements.

He was manager of Auto Service Station and Repair Garage in Bedford and Avoca for more than 30 years and was a World War II Navy veteran.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary.

Jennings – Robert Jennings of Bedford died Sunday, May 3, 1998, at his residence. Born on May 28, 1915, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of George W. and Annie (Morris) Jennings. He married Jewell Dean Bowen on December 8, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Patricia Jennings of Bloomington, IN; two sons: Robert W. Jennings of Heltonville, IN, and Stephen D. Jennings of Bedford; one sister, Margaret Carr of Cecilia, KY; and two grandchildren.

He was an electrician and a World War II veteran, serving with the Fifth Army Air Force in the South Pacific. He was a fifty-seven year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 16, Evansville, a fifty-four year member of The Grand Lodge of Kentucky, F&AM, at Stephensburg, KY, Lodge No. 212, York Rite of Bedford, and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was of Methodist faith.

Services for Robert Jennings will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6th, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. John Dodd officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or the Limestone Girls Club.

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