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1998 – 09 (September) Obituaries

9/30/98

Downs – Pearl G. Downs of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on June 15, 1904, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Gotlieb and Florence (Kinder) Gehring Peters. She married Oren Downs on May 19, 1941, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sisters: Blanche Curl and Mrs. Louis Dalton, both of Bedford, IN, and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Geneva Armstrong; one sister, Betty Jean VanNess; and three brothers: Richard and Opal Gehring and Oscar Peters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene

Services for Pear Downs will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Patton officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Glover – Warren E. Glover, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998, in New Hampshire. Born on May 12, 1915, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Wilbur V. and Crystal (Hall) Glover. He married Mildred Bridwell, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons: Robert W. Glover of Centerville, IN, and Frederick V. Glover of Athens, OH; one daughter, Celia Ann Dasch of Lakewood, OH; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Joseph H. Glover; one sister, Marry Farren; and one brother, John K. Glover.

He was a retired engineer with Arthur G. McKee Co. in Cleveland, OH, and was a member of Elks Lodge No. 826, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and the American Association of Retired Persons.

Services for Warren Glover will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Prather – Walter Prather, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 10, 1933, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Walter and Lois (Walker) Prather, Sr.

Surviving are two daughters, Keli Walton of Mitchell, IN, and Diana Cabello of Texas; one son, Walter D. "Wally" Prather III of Arizona; five grandchildren, and one sister, Jetta Briscoe of Mitchell, IN.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War and was a security guard for the Pinkerton Agency. He was a member of the Paoli Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Services for Walter Prather will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3rd, at Haverly Mortuary with Brother Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

9/29/98

Brooking – Henry Brooking of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, at his residence. Born on November 17, 1920, in Lawrence County (Pinhook community), IN, he was the son of Ezra and Hazel (Crawford) Brooking. He married Margaret Fish on December 24, 1944, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Tim and Phil Brooking, both of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Melissa Potts of Louisville, KY, and Emily Bridwell of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Warren "Kibby" Brooking, and one brother, Lora Brooking.

A 1941 graduate of Tunnelton High School, he was self-employed. He was a member of the White River Baptist Church and served as a deacon of that church for 30 years.

Services for Henry Brooking will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3rd, at the White Ribbed Baptist Church with Kenny Dalton and the Rev. Mike Feliciano officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to White River Baptist Church.

Connors – Betty J. Connors of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, at her residence. Born on March 6, 1923, in Fayetteville, IN, she was the daughter of Floyd and Mabel (Webb) Slinkard. She married William D. Connors in 1944, and he died on July 29, 1998.

Surviving are three daughters: Rebecca Probasco and Deanna Buck, both of Bedford, IN, and Barbara Wayman of Greenwood, IN; one son, William D. Connors II of Bedford, IN; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Marsh; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a homemaker and attended the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Services for Betty Connors will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Waldren officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Henderson – Helen E. Henderson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 21, 1913, she was the daughter of J. Frank and Maggie (Horn) Evans. She married Gordon R. Henderson on June 4, 1938, and he died on May 19, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Donald G. Henderson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Roy G. Evans of Bedford, IN; one sister, Margaret Drehobl of Bedford, IN; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, Mary Kern and Clara E. Dyer, and one brother, Roscoe "Mo" Evans.

She was secretary to Dr. R. E. Wynne when he was the coroner and to David F. Long when he was the prosecutor. She was a court reporter for Judge John Branaman in Lawrence and Jackson County Circuit Court. She worked for her brother, Roy Evans, who owned the Bedford Stone Service, until 1969, after which she returned to court reporting. She took depositions for area attorneys until 1995, when she retired. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a former vice chairman of the Dunn Hospital board of governors, a former secretary of the Dunn Hospital Foundation, a former member of the Lawrence County Election Board and a former secretary of the Lawrence County Democrat Central Committee. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 129 of Bedford and the Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, which she served as national president.

Services for Helen Henderson will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kunkel – Dorothy Kunkel of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nagele – Geneva Nagele of Florance KY, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998, in Florence, KY. Born on June 1, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Tho9mas and Varena (Adamson) Pierce. She married Carl Nagele in 1936, and he died on September 30, 1956.

Surviving are one son, Larry Nagele of Union, KY, and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Carolyn Dombrowski; one brother, Lovell Pierce; and two sisters, Iona Johnson and Vonnie Tyree.

She had worked for IGA in Chicago, IL, and retired in 1974. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Services for Geneva Nagele will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother David Robbins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

9/28/98

Wilcox – Georgia H. Wilcox of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 28, 1998, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on May 9, 1901, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of George Albert and Alma (Palmer) Hamer. She married Oren M. Wilcox on January 10, 1919, and he died on May 14, 1974.

Surviving are one son, George T. Wilcox of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Priscilla Hamer Knight of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Ruth Branson and Mary Ann Wilcox; one son, Oren Hamer Wilcox; two brothers, John and Frank Hamer; and one granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and the Lawrence County Homemakers, which she served as the first district director in 1950 and as president in 1956-57. She was a charter member of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau and was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Services for Georgia Wilcox will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and from from 10 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

9/27/98

Gerkin – Lester Gerkin of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 27, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Born on June 13, 1907, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of William and Kathryn (Bowden) Gerkin. He married Mary M. Harp on July 28, 1929, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Elsie Mullis and Barbara Fish, both of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Bessie Chilton, and six brothers: Faye, Herschel, Ed, Claude, Albert, and Luke Gerkin.

He was a mechanic-machinist, operating Gerkin's Garage for many years, starting in 1952. He was a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Services for Lester Gerkin will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Steve Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/26/98

Phillips – Ottie M. Phillips of Springville, IN, died Saturday, September 26, 1998, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 16, 1909, in Monticello, KY, she was the daughter of Charlie and Jane (Keith) Thompson. She married Lee Wesley Phillips on December 23, 1924, and he died December 14, 1971.

Surviving are four sons: the Rev. Wendell Phillips, William and Boyd Phillips, all of Springville, IN, and Danny Phillips of Shoals, IN; four daughters: Loretta Keseric and Sue Keithley, both of Springville, IN, Evalee Phillips of Williams, IN, and Joyce Godsey of Bedford, IN; two brothers: Arter Thompson of Springville, IN, and Robert Thompson of Bedford, IN; one sister, Alice Powell of Springville, IN; forty grandchildren, sixty-seven great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Goldie and Hobert Phillips; one daughter, Mossie Martin; three sisters: Lydia, Taylor, Pearlie Kidd, and Bessie Phillips; two brothers, Rathmiel and William Thompson; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Springville Pentecostal Mission.

Services for Ottie Phillips will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 30th, at the Springville Pentecostal Mission, with the Revs. Alan Phillips and Doug Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from noon until the service time on Wednesday at the Springville Pentecostal Mission.

9/25/98

Baxter – Luther Ray Baxter of Shoals, IN, died Friday, September 25, 1998, at his residence. Born on May 14, 1914, in Hardinsburg, IN, he was the son of Chester Grant and Erma (Masterson) Baxter. He married Ova Christene Summers on July 25, 1934, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Terry, Jim and Ray Allen Baxter, all of Williams, IN, and Larry Baxter of Sheboygan, WI; two daughters: April Simmerman and Janice Williams, both of Williams, IN; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Steve Baxter, in 1970.

He was a layout engineer and a member of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Bedford.

Services for Luther Baxter will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Elder Delmar Lowman officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Church of Christ Cemetery in Williams. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Pate – Clay E. Pate of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 25, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 16, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William O. and Sarah E. (Clampitt) Pate. He married Grace Flynn on August 4, 1928, in Brownstown, IN, and she survives.

Surviving are two daughters: Jewel Box of Bedford, IN, and Wilma Kelley of Medora, IN; one son, Raymond Pate of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and four step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Melvin Pate; two sisters, one brothers, and three half-sisters.

He was a farmer and was a member of the Pinhook Christian Church, serving as deacon, trustee, and treasurer.

Services for Clay Pate will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pinhook Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Probasco – Eva Mae Probasco of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 25, 1998, at her residence. Born on April 3, 1923, in Shoals, IN, she was the daughter of Jordan and Frieda (Kendall) Riggle. She married Kenneth Probasco on August 16, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters: Linda Medaris of Bedford, IN, and Brenda Davidson of Coatsville, IN; three sons: Alvin L. Probasco, Ronnie D. Probasco, and Kenny M. Probasco, all of Bedford, IN; a brother, Ralph Riggle of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three children, George and Leslie Lee Needhamer, and Carolyn Probasco; two brothers, Shirley Riggle and Frank Riggle; and a sister, Mary Pedigo.

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

Services for Eva Probasco will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 28th, at Dive Christian Church. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Vincent – Ella Vincent of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 25, 1998, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 1, 1913, in Columbia, KY, she was the daughter of Preston and Mary Elizabeth Shepperd. She married Grover Vincent, and he died in 1994.

Surviving are one brother, Gordon Shepperd of Indianapolis; one sister, Rosetta Petree of Jamestown, TN; and several nieces and nephews, including Gwen Norman of Bedford, who was her caregiver. She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Shepperd.

She was a landlord for area apartments and was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Ella Vincent will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service time on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

9/24/98

Burner – Melanie A. Burner of Bloomington, IN, died Thursday, September 24, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 26, 1959, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Kelsie and Janet (Dietz) Pierce. She married Kenneth Burner, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jodi Lynn Pace of Bedford, IN; one son, Cody Burner of Bloomington, IN; her parents, Kelsie and Janet Pierce of Bedford, IN; one brother, Greg Pierce of Bedford, IN; one half-brother, Byron Ira of Bedford, IN; and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by one half-sister, Jana Ira; and one half-brother, Kevin Pierce.

She was a former employee of General Electric in Bloomington, a member of the United Methodist Church of Lawrenceport, an inactive member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and a 1977 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Services for Melanie Burner will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Frank Ira officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ludwig – Charles William "Chuck" Ludwig of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 24, 1998, at his residence. Born on November 13, 1922, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Frank J. and May (Ambrose) Ludwig. He married Sharon Ira on February 22, 1969, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Darlene Gedraitis of Chicago, IL; three sons: Gary and Randy Ludwig, both of Indianapolis, and Charles W. Ludwig II of Morton, IN; three step-children: Sigrid Ann of Cumberland, IN, Jeri Buchannan of Paoli, IN, and Jamie Trinkle of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Margaret Roller of Speedway, IN; two brothers: Morris Ludwig of Indianapolis, and Herbert Ludwig of Hammond, IN; fifteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Tincher, and a step-son, Jarvis L. Licking.

He was a retired contractor, an honorary trustee and former trustee at Woodville Baptist Church where he was a member.

Services for Charles Ludwig will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 27th, at Woodville Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Hamer and Dwight Dunbar officiating. The body will be cremated. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 1:30 p.m. until the service time on Sunday at the church.

Reynolds – Luther Stanley Reynolds of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 24, 1998, at his residence. Born on July 22, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Sybil (Kelly) Reynolds Sr.

Surviving are three brothers: Benjamin F. Reynolds Jr. of Mitchell, IN, David Reynolds and Bill Reynolds, both of California; and one sister, Helen Smallwood of Franklin, IN.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a self-employed carpenter.

A graveside memorial service for Luther Reynolds will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5th, with the Rev. Ronald McLain officiating. There will be no visitation. Haverly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

9/23/98

Miller – Glowdene Miller of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, September 23, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 28, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Julius and Roxie (Holmes) Blackwell. She married Frank Miller on June 10, 1937, and he died on October 21, 1977.

Surviving are one son, Ron Miller of Springville, IN; one daughter, Janet Wells of Springville, IN; three sisters: Helen Zike of Bloomington, IN, Geniveve Roberts of Springville, IN, and June Blackwell of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian Corp. in Bloomington and was postmaster at Springville. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services for Glowdene Miller will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/21/98

Coulter – Royston "Tad" Coulter of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 21, 1998, at his residence. Born on August 3, 1935, in Anderson County, KY, he was the son of Nevel and Ocie (Moore) Coulter. He married Dorothy King on December 31, 1957, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Butch Coulter of Florida and Steve Coulter of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Shanna Freeman and Rusti McBride, both of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Edith Terrell of Mitchell, IN, and Hazel Terrell of Orleans, IN; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Coulter.

He was a retired employee of IMI, a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church, and a graduate of Mitchell High School.

Services for Royston Coulter will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

9/20/98

Brown – Zelma Pearl Brown of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 20, 1998, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on April 10, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence and Loucinda Sullivan. She married Erza Brown and he survives.

Also surviving are three step-daughters: Brenda Eagan of East Oolitic, IN, Patricia Baxter and Rosetta Root, both of Needmore, IN; one step-son, David Brown of East Oolitic, IN; two brothers: James Sullivan of Tunnelton, IN, and Harold Sullivan of Bedford, IN; one sister, Clara Dalton of Avoca, IN; fourteen step-grandchildren, and twenty-two step-great-grandchildren.

Services for Zelma Brown will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

McCombs – Evelyn McCombs of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 20, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Bedford. Born on July 8, 1906, in Meridian, MI, she was the daughter of Jefferson and Susan (Gunn) Philyaw. She married Homer McCombs on May 30, 1925, and he died on April 13, 1953.

Surviving are one daughter, Mariam Royer of Bedford, IN; one son, George McCombs of Center Point, IN; two sisters-in-law in Arkansas; six grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

She was a homemaker and was a housemother at the Knightstown Children' Home for eleven years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of Eastern Star No. 304, Bowling Green, where she was a member for more than 50 years and was a past matron. She was a member of the Past Matrons Club.

Services for Evelyn McCombs will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/19/98

Eads – Clifford Eads of Heltonville, IN, died Saturday, September 19, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 8, 1908, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of George and Stella (Turner) Eads. He married Otha Hawkins and she died on January 21, 1993.

Surviving are three daughters: Beulah Prince of Bedford, IN, Olive Smith and Doris Murphy, both of Bloomington, IN; three brothers: Delbert Eads and Vassel Eads, both of Heltonville, IN, and Ermy Eads of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by this wife, three sisters: Goldie Deckard, Mamie Norman, and Truly Southern; and one brother, Gilbert Eads.

He was a quarry worker and was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Clifford Eads will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 22nd, at Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home.

9/18/98

Jones – Judy Dianne Jones of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 18, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on December 20, 1948, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Walter William and Peggy A. (Summitt) Crum. She married Jimmy Jones on July 9, 1966, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Mary Staggs and Peggy Stines, both of Bedford, IN, and Valerie Harris of Freedom, IN; a son, Jimmy W. Jones, Jr. at home, her mother, Peggy Crum; a sister, evangelist Cheryl L. Crum of Bedford, IN; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.

She was a dietary cook at the Hospitality House and a member of the Springville Free Pentecostal Church.

Services for Judy Jones will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 21st, at the Springville Free Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Wendell Phillips and Ted Blaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 12-9 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Monday at the church.

9/14/98

Carmichael – V. Madge Carmichael of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Born on October 12, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Lafe and Maude (Phillips) Scott. She married Wayne "Penny" Carmichael on October 15, 1942, and he died on October 26, 1962.

Surviving are one son, Lowell W. Carmichael of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Virginia S. Harrison of Bedford, IN; one sister, Maxine Ray of Anderson, IN; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Clifford Scott; and two sisters, Hattie Mae Morris and Mabel Robinson.

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

Services for Madge Carmichael will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Hall – Everett Hall of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on November 17, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William Arthur and Emma Bell (Schofield) Hall. He married Eva Hile on July 16, 1949, and she died March 24, 1977.

Surviving are three brothers: Clarence and Lester Hall, both of Bedford, IN, and Howard Hall of Indianapolis; one sister, Clara Raborn of Seymour, IN; and one step-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by six sisters: Altha Hall, Helen Baker, Gladys Hall, Edith Housier, Wilma June Armstrong, and Ethel Miller; and one brother, Lawrence Hall.

He was a railroad worker and a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European theater. He attended Central Church of Christ.

Services for Everett Hall will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Newlin – Nellie D. Newlin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 14, 1998, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on September 6, 1918, she was the daughter of Everett and Mary (Sears) Mayo. She married Herman Swartz and then later married Thomas J. Newlin, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons: Kenneth Swartz of Terre Haute, IN, James Swartz of Needmore, IN, Michael Swartz of Denver, CO, and Randal Swartz of Mitchell, IN; four daughters: Rose Kern of Bloomington, IN, Shirley Tincher and Elaine Kern, both of Needmore, IN, and Rita Tarr of Orleans, IN; one brother, Noble Mayo of Hillsdale, MI; a twin sister, Ella D. Miller of Bedford, IN; twenty-one grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both husbands, two sons in infancy, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, four brothers, and one sister.

She was a homemaker and a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and the Ladies of the Moose Lodge No. 801, Bedford.

Services for Nellie Newlin will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

9/13/98

Mitchell – Ralph E. Mitchell of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 13, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on June 16, 1914, in Avoca, IN, he was the son of Richard and Ethel (Nickless) Mitchell. He married Lucy Pearl Perry on September 30, 1945, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Tina Beyers of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Geneva Baugh of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert L. Mitchell in 1990; two brothers, Richard "Jr." and Charles J. Mitchell; and two sisters, Edna Whitfield and Thelma Ricks.

He was a long-time painter at Bedford and Crane. A World War II veteran of the Army and the Navy, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 610 of Shoals, Veterans of the Foreign Wars Post No. 1686 of Oolitic, and AmVets. He was also a member of A.F.G.E. (Crane) and the Painters Union Local No. 47 of Indianapolis. He was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Ralph Mitchell will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Post No. 610 of Shoals. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/12/98

Vaughan – Alma B. Woody Vaughan of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 12, 1998, at the Hospitality House. Born on December 26, 1911, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of George W. and MayBelle (Smith) Brown. She married Sam Curren, Ernest L. Woody, and Frank B. Vaughan. They all preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, George R. Curren of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Betty J. Clark of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Betty Reardon of Louisville, KY; one step-son, Frank Vaughan of Lexington, KY; two brothers, James F. Brown of Peoria, IL, and Charles R. Brown of Mattoon, IL; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three husbands; one son, Harold Thomas Curren in 1974; one sister, Pauline Patton; and one brother, George S. Brown.

She had been a nurse's aide at Dunn Hospital and a retired waitress for Hobby's Inn. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

Services for Alma Vaughan will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 15th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

9/10/98

Stevens – Mary E. "Betty" Stevens of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 10, 1998, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 18, 1921, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of George W. and Rebecca Jane (Crane) Jewell. She married Ralph R. Stevens on December 16, 1939, and he died on February 17, 1987.

Surviving are one son, Jerry D. Stevens of Bloomington, IN; two daughters: Rita G. Quebbeman and Becky L. Sipes, both of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers: Lawrence, Larney, William, and Jesse, Jewell; one sister, Sarah McHolland; one granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, the Women's Missionary Society, and the Gathering Friends Home Demonstration Club.

Services for Betty Stevens will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. James Stevens and David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Englewood Baptist Church.

9/08/98

Spicer – Catherine "Cappie" Spicer, of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 8, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on March 22, 1904, in Jackson, KY, she was the daughter of James and Sarah Spicer. She married Green Spicer in 1924, and he died in 1979.

Surviving are four daughters: Sarah Wyatt of Bedford, IN, Nannie Tharp of Shoals, IN, Eliza Wagoner and Effie Mae Smith, both of Mitchell, IN; five sons: Delbert and Raymond Cecil Spicer, both of Bedford, IN; Lonnie Spicer of Palmyra, IN, Asberry Spicer of Mississippi, and Green Spicer of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Roger Spicer of Jackson, KY; forty-six grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sons, Jesse, Homer and Ollie Spicer; and one brother, Noah Spicer.

She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith.

Services for Catherine Spicer will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wedgewood – Rayburn Wedgewood of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 9, 1998, at his residence. Born on July 13, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Gladys (Cooper) Wedgewood. He married Hazel Marie Stevens on September 21, 1933, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Donald L. Wedgewood of Mitchell, IN, Gary Wedgewood of Bedford, IN, and Michael Wedgewood of Kodak, TN; two daughters: Bonnie Steward of Dayton, OH, and Ann Brewer of Columbus, IN; two sisters: Pauline Brown of Mitchell, and Wilma Mayden of Jeffersonville, IN; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

He worked in construction most of his working life and was a longtime member of the Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was a 50-year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Services for Rayburn Wedgewood will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

9/07/98

Chastain – Louise Chastain of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 7, 1998, in Janesville, WI. Born on July 8, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Theodore and Jessie Belle (Ikerd) Craig. She married Frank E. Chastain on August 27, 1922, and he died on July 14, 1976.

Surviving are one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Tapp of Bedford, In; two sisters; Esther Aucoin of Rumford, ME, and Thelma Engle of Shelbyville, IN; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, June Jones; three brothers, Paul, Tine and Ermal Craig; and one sister, Velma Craig.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Rebekahs for more than fifty years.

Services for Louise Chastain will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Roberts – Michael Brent Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 7, 1998, in Indianapolis. Born on March 27, 1965, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Carroll Dean and Patricia Ann (Nickless) Roberts.

Surviving are one daughter, Emmie; his parents, Carrol and Patricia Roberts of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Sheila Davis and Sandy Waterford, both of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Randy Hatfield and Brian Keith Roberts, both of Bedford, IN, and John Carrol Roberts of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He worked for the Bedford Parks and Recreation Department for fourteen years.

Services for Michael Roberts will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/06/98

Drehobl – Juel Drehobl of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 6, 1998, at her niece's residence, where she had resided for the past six years. Born on February 23, 1900, in Salem, IN, she was the daughter of George and Margaret (Allen) Brewer. She married Rudolph Drehobl on July 18, 1920, and he died on October 22, 1973.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including Mary Kline, with whom she resided.

She was a homemaker and attended the Midtown Church of Christ. She was an active bridge player and a former member of several bridge clubs.

Services for Juel Drehobl will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ritchison – Paul W. Ritchison of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 6, 1998, at his residence. Born on September 13, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Ruth (Vaught) Ritchison. He first married Betty B. Williams in May, 1949, and she survives in Mitchell, IN. He married Betty J. (Anderson) Smith on April 20, 1979, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Mike Ritchison of Decatur, IN, Ralph W. and Nick Ritchison, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Terry Beavers of Bedford, IN; two step-sons: David and Ed Smith, both of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Betsy Sheetz of Bedford, IN; one brother, Donald Gene Ritchison of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Marjorie Simpson of Riddick, FL, and Delores Albright of Mitchell, IN; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane in 1982 and was member of Southland Church of Christ.

Services for Paul Ritchison will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

9/05/98

Webb – Cecil Webb of Oolitic, IN, died Saturday, September 5, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on August 22, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Stanley and Frances (Parker) Webb. He married Minnie Elizabeth Ritter, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Ditton and Shari Webb, both of Oolitic, IN; two sons, Dennis Webb and Charlie Webb, both of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Chester Webb and Opal Webb, both of Patton Hill, Leland Webb of Bedford, IN, and George Webb of Oolitic, IN; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Everet Webb; one half-brother, Earl Parker; and one grandchild.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Services for Cecil Webb will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

9/04/98

May – Danny Robert May of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 4, 1998, at his residence. Born on March 7, 1954, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert W. and Mary "Kitty" (Potts) May.

Surviving are his mother of Bedford, IN; one sister, Karen Lynn May of Bedford, IN, his maternal grandparents, Hilbert and Ruth Potts of Bedford, IN; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Diana Ruth Tatro.

He was a self-employed construction worker and a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Moose Lodge

Services for Danny May will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

O'Brien – Frances Ann O'Brien of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 4, 1998, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 26, 1919, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Frank and Rose (Davis) McCann. She married Francis H. "Frank" O'Brien, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, William Patrick O'Brien of Bedford, IN; three daughters< Elizabeth Rose "Beth" Frazier of Las Vegas, NV, Martha Turner of Bedford, IN, and Ann Trueblood of Diamond Bar, CA; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

She had worked for the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, and was secretary/treasurer for the O'Brien Liquor Store. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Altar Ladies of Columbus, the Retired Government Employees Association and was also active in the Otis Park Ladies Gold League.

Services for Frances O'Brien will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 12-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Funeral Home, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday.

Roberts – George Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 4, 1998, at this residence. Born on January 1, 1928, in Linton, IN, he was the son of Oakie and Ethyl (Ault) Roberts. He married Lila Jane Perry on January 17, 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters: Marilyn Kay Langley of Jacksonville, FL, Susan Denise Ritchey of Houston, TX, and Jana Faye Banks and Pamela Sue Troutman, both of Bedford, IN; a son, Brian Keith Imhoff of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Ina Bell Hough and Mary Hamilton; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Ernest Roscoe Roberts, Louie Jean Roberts, Elmer Ray Roberts, and William L. Roberts; and four sisters: Mildred Roberts, Alta Davis, Faye King, and Zelma Lee Roberts.

After retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1986, he retired from NWSC Crane, where he had worked as an electrical technician. A World War II veteran. he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. He was also a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church.

Services for George Roberts will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the church.

Watts – Mona Watts of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 4, 1998, at the Medical Center in Charlestown, IN. Born on January 12, 1912, in Terre Haute, IN, she was the daughter of Robert Henry and Ruth Alice (Carmichael) Watts.

She was a former secretary for Peerless Jewelry Manufacturing Co. in Chicago.

There will be a private burial for Mona Watts at a later date. There will be no service or visitation. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

9/01/98

Butcher – Lillie Butcher of Heltonville, IN, died Tuesday, September , 1998. Born on June 6, 1912, in Russell Springs, KY, she was the daughter of Charlie and Mary E. Chapman. She married Russell Butcher on March 25, 1947, and he died November 22, 1977.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews and her caregivers, Sara and Claude Kern and Jeanette and Michael Kessinger, all of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister.

There will be a service for Lillie Butcher at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd, with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5th, at McBeath Cemetery in Russell Springs, KY.

Mitchell – Richard "Junior" Mitchell of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on March 5, 1926, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Richard W. and Ethel (Nickless) Mitchell Sr. He married Patricia Dye on October 15, 1966, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Teresa Lynn Phillips of Bloomington, IN, and Angela R. Smith of Bedford, IN; one sister, Geneva J. Baugh of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ralph E.Mitchell of Bedford, IN; and four granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edna Whitfield and Thelma Ricks; and one brother, Charles J. Mitchell.

For thirty-one years he was a janitor for Central Foundry and General Motors Powertrain. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the United Auto Workers Local 440.

Services for Richard Mitchell will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gordon Tilley officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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