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2008-02 (February)

February 27, 2008

Davie D. Webb

July 11, 1951 — Feb. 26, 2008

Davie Dean Webb, 56, of 2252 Avoca-Eureka Road, Bedford, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his sister in Needmore.

Born July 11, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Everett and Elsie (Nikirk) Webb. He married Teresa Lynn Strunk on April 27, 1973, and she preceded him in death in 2001.

He was the Deputy Marshal for the Town of Oolitic. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Stone City Lodge No. 94 and the Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his mother, Elsie of Oolitic; one son, Toby D. Webb and wife Brandi of Bedford; two grandchildren: Brittani and Traven Webb; two brothers: Gary Webb and wife Jolene of Wichita, Kan. and Danny Webb of Oolitic and wife Jenafer of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters: Karen Barger and husband Joe, and Jeanna Flynn and husband Greg all of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Joann Webb of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa, his father, Everett and one brother, Eddie Webb.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Davie at www.daycarter.com.

Phillip M. Brunt

Nov. 19, 1942 — Feb. 26, 2008

Phillip M. Brunt, 65, of 119 April Sound Addition, Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Phil retired in 1992 from GM after 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly, Bedford; one daughter, Robin Saunders, Springville; one son, Larry Brunt, Bedford; two stepsons: Scott Kleindorfer and Eric Kleindorfer both of Bedford; two grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; brothers: Jack Brunt and Max Brunt, both of Summittville; one sister, Linda Wagoner, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. at Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

February 26, 2008

Clarence W. ‘Bill’ Johnson

Dec. 21, 1937 — Feb. 25, 2008

Clarence William “Bill” Johnson, 70, Bedford, died at 12:11 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1937, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Ivory and Lillian Frances Logsdon Johnson. He was married to Betty Louise Henderson, April 5, 1957 to Nov. 20, 1986, and she survives. He married Lola Marie Harper Dec. 21, 1998, and she survives.

He retired from RCA in Bloomington after 38 years of service. He attended Bedford schools and was an avid member of PETA. He loved animals of all types, nature and the outdoors.

Also surviving are one son, Clarence W. “Bill” Johnson Jr. of Bedford; one daughter, Kathy A. Escobedo and husband Carlos of Bedford; six grandchildren: Heather Marie Johnson and companion Dwayne of Mitchell, Donnie S. Burchard, Angela D. Bellush and husband Michael, Kace A. Escobedo, Tony Escobedo and Cara Escobedo, all of Bedford; five great-grandchildren: Alec K. Riggs, Breanna A. Riggs, Hannah F. Riggs, Rider S. Burchard and Tyler M. Bellush; two brothers: Ivory “Soap” Johnson of Bedford and Robert H. Johnson and wife Joyce of Odon; one sister, Donna Lee Cummings of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Robert Dale Johnson in infancy; and one sister, Mary Louise Johnson in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be considered to the White River Humane Society in honor of his best friend and companion “Slash.”

Geneva A. Grubb

Nov. 29, 1935 — Feb. 24, 2008

Geneva A. (Love) Grubb, 72, Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Homer Grubb; one daughter, Gina Roth, Seymour; one son, Jim Grubb, Bedford; one sister, Mable Umphress, Bedford; four grandchildren; one step grandson and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service Thursday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Rick K. Taylor

Jan. 7, 1952 — Feb. 24, 2008

Rick K. Taylor, 56, of Bedford, died Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was a lineworker at RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include one sister, Sherry Taylor of Bedford.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ Cemetery in Fayetteville with Pastor Glenn Duncan officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Carol Pennington

Oct. 19, 1930 — Feb. 24, 2008

Carol J. Pennington, 77, 1911 N Street, Bedford, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Oct. 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roscoe E. and Bernice (Franklin) Kirkman.

She was a retired house mother at Indiana University sororities and also at Purdue and DePauw.

Survivors include one son, George Pennington of Bedford; one daughter, Jane E. Livesey and husband Graham of Houston, Texas; three brothers: Joe Kirkman, Bob Kirkman and Tom Kirkman, all of Bedford; two sisters: Patricia Jackson of Bedford, and Joan Burton of Orleans; five grandchildren: Sarah Morrison and husband Hugh, Emma Fullilove and husband Chris, Rachel White and husband Marshall, Benjamin Pennington, Elizabeth Pennington; and three great-grandchildren: Rebecca Morrison, Aidan Morrison, and Clara Fullilove.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bill Kirkman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-8 Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial service

A memorial service in honor of Vera Drehobl will be incorporated into the regular worship service Sunday, March 2, at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene on the corner of 19th and E Streets, Bedford. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.

February 23, 2008

James N. Seib

June 22, 1943 — Feb. 21, 2008

James Nicholas Seib, 64, 1333 Twin Ponds Road, Williams, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

A local business owner and inventor, he was also a husband, father, grandfather, brother, neighbor and friend to many.

Jim was born June 22, 1943, in Evansville, the son of Oscar and Verena (Elpers) Seib. Survivors include his wife, Annette Seib; daughter, Melissa (and Dan) Moran of Guatelmala; sons, Broc (and Heather Servaty) Seib of Lafayette, and Josh Seib of Chicago; three sisters, Edna O’Daniel, Marilee Hartman, and Rita Scheller, all of Evansville; five brothers, Paul Seib of Manhattan, Kan., Rick Seib of St. Joseph, Mich., Carl Seib of Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Gerald Seib and Frank Seib of Evansville; four granddaughters, Monica and Helen Moran, and Clara and Amelia Seib; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was the dedicated founder and manager of Pynco Inc., a specialty fabrication company. He enjoyed participating on the Bedford Public Library Board and in the annual Brain Games fundraiser for the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Museum.

Friends may call between 4 and 8 p.m. on Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with a Rosary and memorial service at 7:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, followed by burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna Maude and Francis C. Nolen Library Fund or the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Museum Fund, both of the Lawrence County Community Foundation, 1016 15th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

February 21, 2008

Merle J. Moore

July 31, 1916 — Feb. 19, 2008

Merle J. Moore, 91, of 3008 Shawnee Dr., Bedford, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born July 31, 1916, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lisker and Bertha (Chapman) Moore. He married Merdis Chastain on October 16, 1948 and she survives.

He retired after 30 years as a truck driver at NWSC CRANE. He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ, Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion of Mitchell, A.F.G.E. Union, N.A.R.F.E. and A.R.P.S. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and was an ex-P.O.W.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Merdis and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wayne Moore; four sisters: Ilene Key, Cleophus Miller, Catherine Moore and Cleona Hackler; two sons: Michael and Merlin Moore.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ed Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Merle at www.daycarter.com.

Pamela D. Barger

June 16, 1954 — Feb. 18, 2008

Pamela D. Barger, 53, of 32 Battleground Lane, Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 16, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Orda Claude and Mary (Hicks) Turner.

She was a homemaker and a member of Bedford Baptist Temple. She had attended Cornerstone Worship Center and loved her dogs and NASCAR.

Survivors include her mother, Mary, of Bedford; one daughter, Angela Thorp and husband Craig of Bedford; one son, Bradley Barger of Bedford; one brother, Dewayne Turner and wife Gayle of Martinsville; three grandchildren: Brett, Briana and Ashley Myers; and a nephew, John Turner Jr.

She was preceded in death by her father, Orda, two brothers: John Turner, Sr. and Paul Turner; one sister, Darlena Chapman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Goens and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Pamela at www.daycarter.com.

Cecil Spoonmore

July 31, 1927 — Feb. 20, 2008

Cecil L. Spoonmore, 80, of StoneBridge Health Campus, formerly of Bloomington, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born July 31, 1927, in Avoca, he was the son of Elza and Ona (Harp) Spoonmore. He married Ruth Jackson Oct. 16, 1948, and she survives.

He retired from NWSC in the Supply Department in 1978, was a member of Highland Village Church of Christ in Bloomington and a World War II veteran.

Surviving with the wife; are one son, Roger Spoonmore and wife Rose of Bedford; two grandsons: Ryan Spoonmore and his wife Beth of Greenwood, Rick Spoonmore and his fiance´ Lori of Bloomington; and two brothers: Dale Spoonmore of Owensburg and Garold Spoonmore of Avoca.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Daryll Simon and Rick Burks officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Cecil at www.daycarter.com.

February 20, 2008

James W. Lowery

May 16, 1949 — Feb. 17, 2008

James Warren Lowery, 58, 2605 H Street, Bedford died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 16, 1949, in Bedford, the son of Earl Baker “Toddy” and Pansey Evelyn (Grubb) Lowery.

He was disabled and a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include one daughter, Anna Lowery of Phoenix, Ariz.; his companion, Rachel Bryant of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Erma Lowery of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Lowery.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wayne Begarly

Sept. 14, 1927 — Feb. 18, 2008

Wayne Begarly, 80, of Bedford, and formerly of French Lick, passed away Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Orange County, the son of Alonzo and Doris (Rogers) Begarly.

He was a brick mason, a member of the Masonic Lodge and Elks Club, and a member of Garrison Chapel Church in Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Zula Begarly.

Survivors include three sons: Ron Begarly of Bloomington, Chris Begarly of Mitchell and Mark Begarly of Knoxville, Tenn.; three daughters: Jackie Taylor of Bloomington, Pam Daulton of Bedford and Deborah Mehrwin of French Lick; one brother, Ray Begarly of French Lick; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. Burial will be in Moores Ridge Cemtery near French Lick.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Mark Begarly HRC Ministries in care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, P.O. Box 50, French Lick, IN 47432.

Oren F. Roach

May 15, 1921 — Feb. 18, 2008

Oren F. Roach, 86, of 7451 State Road 54 West, Springville, (Avoca), died at 7:14 p.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born May 15, 1921, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Earl R. and Essie G. (Harper) Roach. He married Betty Chastain July 8, 1950, and she survives.

He was employed at the Farm Bureau Lumber Yard in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II as a military police officer. He enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Avoca; two sons: David Roach of Avoca and Donald Roach of Avoca; two sisters: Dorothy Tincher of Needmore and Goldie Gilbert of Martinsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Owen Roach.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Oren at www.daycarter.com.

Pamela D. Barger

June 16, 1954 — Feb. 18, 2008

Pamela D. Barger, 53, 32 Battleground Lane, Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her mother, Mary, Bedford; one daughter, Angela Thorp, Bedford; one son, Bradley Barger, Bedford; one brother, Dewayne Turner, Martinsville; and three grandchildren;.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Goens and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Merle Moore

Merle Moore, 91, Bedford, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 19, 2008

Amy M. Mahan

April 16, 1977 — Feb. 17, 2008

Amy Marie (Eager) Mahan, 30, 623 West Oak Street, Mitchell, passed away at 11:54 p.m. Sunday at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 16, 1977, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Michael E. and Jacqueline Sue (McRoberts) Eager. She married Justin James Mahan May 3, 1997.

She was formerly employed as a substitute teacher, manager of Nana’s Pizza, and at The Mitchell Tribune. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1995 and was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Justin James Mahan of Mitchell; children: Michael Alexander Mahan and Alyssa Kennady Mahan, both at home; her parents, Michael and Jacqueline Eager of Mitchell; brothers: Gary G. Eager and Martin W. Eager and wife Tammy, all of Mitchell; nieces: Ashley and Lisa Eager; grandparents, Jack and Joyce McRoberts of Odon and Bonnie Eager of Mitchell; her father- and mother-in-law, Donald and Rhonda Mahan of Orleans; sister-in-law, Brandi Kern and family of Orleans; brother-in-law, Noah Mahan and family of Silverville; uncles and aunts: Gary and Susan Eager of Mitchell, Marty and Ruth McRoberts, Bloomfield, and Jeff and Catherine Sparks of Solsberry; and several cousins.

Her grandfather, Floyd “Bus” Eager; and cousin, Ryan Sparks, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with the Rev. C. Allen Colwell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Amy Mahan Benefit Fund, in care of Hoosier Hills Credit Union, 45 Teke Burton Drive, Mitchell, IN 47446.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Betty A. Brown

Sept. 21, 1934 — Feb. 17, 2008

Betty Anne Brown, 73, of 1424 Q Street, Bedford, died at 11:52 p.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 21, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank T. and Margaret C. (Moore) Cross. She married Donald Brown on Jan. 10, 1953, and he survives.

She was a manager for Indiana Gas Co. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford and Psi Ota Xi Sorority. She was a former member of the Bedford Business Women’s Club and Elks Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Donald of Bedford; one daughter, Debbie Gipe and husband Jon of Bedford and one grandson, Jordan Gipe of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers: Donald and Robert (in infancy).

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be: Tom Miller, Mike Hulsman, Dan Gipe, Archie Rankin, John Tumey and David Hubbard.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Betty at www.daycarter.com.

February 18, 2008

Martha A. Hudson

Jan. 20, 1944 — Feb. 15, 2008

Martha Ann Hudson, 64, Bedford, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

Born Jan. 20, 1944, at Crane, she was the daughter of Edgar and Kathryn (Bullock) Goodin. She married Don Hudson on July 24, 1982, and he survives.

She had worked at Stone City Bank and Citizen’s National Bank; and later at Hudson’s Photography, all in Bedford.

She was a 1962 graduate of Bedford High School and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and had also sung in the church choir.

Survivors include her husband, Don Hudson, Bedford; one daughter, Jennifer Hilderbrand Daggy and husband Brian of Jamestown, N.C.; one son, Chad Hilderbrand, Indianapolis; one stepdaughter, Kim Hudson Turner and husband Scott of Bloomington; one stepson, Kevin Hudson and his fiance´ Diane Harris of Bedford; grandchildren, Bennett Daggy, Martha Lilly Daggy, Keaton Turner, Madison Turner and Spencer Turner; four brothers, Michael Goodin and his wife Bonnie of Nashville, George Goodin and wife Dinah, Tim Goodin and wife Cindy and Pat Goodin and wife Cathy, all of Bedford; and two sisters, Mary Fish and husband Bob and Susan Parker and husband Dave, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Martha bequeathed her body to the Indiana University Medical School.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The visitation will conclude with a scriptural prayer service led by Father Rick Eldred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Care Center for Kidney Research or to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Deloris Henderson

March 6, 1937 — Feb. 16, 2008

Deloris Henderson, 70, Heltonville, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 6, 1937, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Danny and Hazel (Perkins) Russell. She married Patrick D. Henderson on June 11, 1966, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving with the husband, Patrick D. Henderson of Heltonville; are three sons, Patrick Henderson of Bloomington, Charles Henderson of Heltonville and Marcus Henderson of Heltonville; one daughter, Judith Ann Blake, Bedford; nine grandchildren, Brandon and Blaire Henderson of Mitchell, Heather, Jessica and Jarred Henderson of Spencer, Brittany, Marcus and Danielle Blake of Bedford; and Cheyanne Henderson of Bedford; one unborn great-grandchild; three sisters, Carolyn Mitchell of Greenwood, Amanda Hopkins, London, Ky., and Robin Harner of Brownstown; one brother, Dave Russell, Monticello, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Danny “Bud” Russell and Gary Lee Russell; two sisters, Mary Head and Margaret Ann Russell; and one half-sister, Edith Craig.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty A. Brown

Sept. 21, 1934 — Feb. 17, 2008

Betty Anne Brown, 73, 1424 Q Street, Bedford, died at 11:52 p.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a manager for Indiana Gas Company.

Survivors include her husband, Donald, Bedford; one daughter, Debbie Gipe, Bedford; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Amy Mahan

Amy (Eager) Mahan, 30, Mitchell, died at 11:54 p.m. Sunday at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

February 17, 2008

Orlin R. Burkett, 90

April 7, 1917 — Feb. 15, 2008

Orlin R. Burkett, 90, of Springville, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was dairy farmer and carpenter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include two daughters, Ingrid Fitch of Bloomfield and Karen Wright of Springville; one son, Michael Burkett of Springville and one brother, Keith Burkett of North Carolina.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. central standard time Tuesday at Pleasant View Cemetery, south of Palestine, Ill.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

February 16, 2008

William Adams

Aug. 7, 1940 — Feb. 14, 2008

William “Bill” Adams, 67, of 1813 Port Williams Road, Williams, died at 3:05 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Aug. 7, 1940, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., he was the son of Troy and Callie (Shay) Adams. He married Phyllis Klibofske in August 1968, and she survives.

He retired as a automation millwright at Ford Motor Co. in 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the White River Bow Hunters Club. Bill was highly respected in his community and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving with his wife, Phyllis of Williams; is one son, Scott Adams and wife Michelle of Ellettsville; one daughter, Dawn Concannon and husband Michael of Williams; and five grandchildren, Amanda, Joshua, Tabitha, Adam and William.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in the Port Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Konaru, Southern Care Hospice, Gerry Tincher, Ron & Judy Heschelman, Randy & Sherry Roller and the owners, management & staff of Restaurant Tallent.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com.

Vera L. Drehobl

Oct. 15, 1928 — Feb. 13, 2008

Vera L. Drehobl, 79, of 1203 Lincoln Ave., Bedford, died at 2:13 a.m. on Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Switz City, she was the daughter of Curtis and Myrtle (McCart) Jackson. She married George F. Drehobl on Jan. 9, 1954, and he preceded her in death on August 27, 2001.

She was a homemaker and a past member of the Bedford Little Theatre, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Altar Society and the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include two sons, Donald Dean Drehobl of Keller, Texas and George Francis Drehobl of Bedford; two daughters, Georgetta Lynn Ledger of Addison, Ill. and Valorie Bridgett Sarikas of Gaithersburg, Md.; seven grandchildren, Michelle Ledger Frank, Megan and Sydney Ledger, Abigail Sarikas, George Drehobl III, Heather and Jeffrey Drehobl; one great-grandson, Aidan Jackson Frank; one sister, Iris Hubbard of Bedford; and two brothers, Bob Jackson of Greensburg, and Delano Jackson of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Don Jackson.

No calling hours are scheduled.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Faye W. Terrell

May 3, 1926 — Feb. 15, 2008

Faye William Terrell, 81, of 6956 State Road 158, Bedford, died at 1:37 a.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born May 3, 1926 in Martin County, he was the son of George and Florence (Chastain) Terrell. He married Audrey Wagner on Nov. 2, 1950, and she survives.

He retired after 35 years as an automotive mechanic of NWSC CRANE. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, Murat Shrine, York Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.

Surviving with his wife, Audrey, of Bedford; are three nephews, Larry Wayne Terrell and wife Loretta of Bedford, Jerry W. Wagner and wife Shirley of Mitchell and Robert G. Wagner of Bedford; two great-nephews, Luke Daniel and Larry Dale Terrell both of Bedford and several other great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Cletus Dale and Curtis Hale Terrell; one sister, Ruth (Terrell) Johnson; and one niece, Doris Gilstrap.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Stan Wright, Monty Wright, L.D. Martin, Mike Crane, Micah Keith, Adam Clines, Cody Baker and Levi Keith. Honorary pallbearers are: Larry Dale and Luke Daniel Terrell.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Faye at www.daycarter.com.

February 15, 2008

Mary L. Harris

April 12 1925 — Feb. 14, 2008

Mary L. Harris, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 12, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Fred H. and Verna (Tirey) Barnett. She married Everett Eugene Harris on July 27, 1943, and he survives.

She retired from RCA in 1986 and was a 1943 graduate of Mitchell High School. She had been a member of Spring Mill Squares, Stone City Squares, and the Flying Hoosier Motorcycle Club; she was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Martinsville.

Surviving with her husband, Gene Harris of Mitchell; are sons, Larry Harris and wife Sherry of Mitchell, and Edward Harris and wife Sherry of Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; daughters, Marieta Chastain and husband Terry L. of Mitchell and Tawnya Daugherty and husband Kelly of Orleans; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; son, Bruce Lee Harris; and brothers, Chester Alfred “Chic” Barnett, Earl C. “Barney” Barnett, and Cleo “Jiggs” Barnett, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Rob Martindale and Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Jacob Daugherty, Cary A. Jenkins, Ian Powell, Jay Jacoby, Stephen Harris and Mike Powell.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

February 14, 2008

Willard ‘Ed’ Sanderson

July 8, 1938 — Feb. 11, 2008

Willard “Ed” Sanderson, 69, of 633 S. Sixth Street, Mitchell, died at 4 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born July 8, 1938, in Beulaville, N.C., he was the son of Levi and Nara (Cottle) Sanderson. He married Violet Wilcoxon on June 7, 2002, and she survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former member of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 of American Legion in Mitchell.

Surviving are his wife, Violet of Mitchell; one son, Steven Sanderson of Bedford; two daughters: Janet Douglas of Riverview, Fla., and Cyndi Hewitt of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Meloni Cassidy of Orleans; grandchildren: Cassandra Douglas of Riverview, Fla., Gavin Sanderson of Kentucky; Brannigan, Landon and Schylar Hewitt and Kolton Friend all of Bedford; two step grandchildren: Adrian and Taylor Cassidy both of Orleans; one brother, Kenneth Sanderson of Beulaville, N.C.; and two sisters: Peggy Jon Turner and Elma Gray Walton both of Beulaville, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Norwood Sanderson Sr. and Homer Sanderson; and two sons (in infancy).

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell, with Merle and Nellie Mullins officiating. Burial will follow. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil Martin Post No.250 American Legion.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of “Ed” at www.daycarter.com.

Mary L. Harris

Mary L. Harris, 82, Mitchell, died at 6:15 a.m. today at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Vera Drehobl

Vera Drehobl, 79, Bedford, died at 2:13 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

February 13, 2008

Katherine R. O’Brien

April 21, 1923 — Feb. 12, 2008

Katherine R. O’Brien, 84, Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 21, 1923, in McLain, Ill., the daughter of George U. and Marguerite (Hickman) Taylor. She was first married to Charles E. Phillips, who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. She then married William “Bill” O’Brien, who preceded her in death on April 22, 1995.

She was a homemaker.

She attended Mitchell High School, was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include four daughters: Jeri Lou (Phillips) Hunter and husband Donald of Indianapolis, Judy (O’Brien) Carlisle and husband Carey of Bedford, Bridgid (O’Brien) Thomas and husband Kyle of Bedford, and Tracy (O’Brien) Fields and husband Raymond of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Bratcher Parkhurst of Brownsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2008James P. Jones

Aug. 23, 1925 — Feb. 11, 2006

James P. Jones, 82, Mitchell, died at 12:52 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was employed at NWSC Crane for several years and was a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Lynn Blackburn, Mitchell, Paula Robinson, Scottsburg, and Brenda Grimes, Paoli; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis Jones, French Lick; three sisters, Clara Davidson, Muncie, Irene Crow, Paoli and Hazel Creculius, Jasper; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow at Hickory Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

February 11, 2008

Donald Fish

Nov. 10, 1934 — Feb. 9, 2008

Donald Fish, 73, 937 Church Camp Road, Bedford, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Nov. 10, 1934, in Jackson County, the son of Mallie and Maude (Bevears) Fish. He married Shirley Scoggan on Jan. 27, 1957, in Lawrence County, and she survives.

He was a retired farmer and construction superintendent.

He was a member of the Springville Feeder Auction and a licensed plumber.

Surviving with his wife, Shirley Fish of Bedford; are two sons, Terry Fish and wife Barb of Clear Spring, and Mike Fish and wife Lisa of Bedford; two daughters, Karen Fish and husband Monty of Brownstown and Patricia Pray of Brownstown; nine grandchildren, Jennifer and Kimberly Fish, Brandon and Brian Fish, Jason Watson and wife Christina, Cynthia Edington, and Marcus, Abby and Allie Fish; seven great-grandchildren, Kennedy Kidd, Chelsea and Braydon Fish, and Bailey, Addison, Jamison and Kinley Watson; one brother, Orval Fish and wife Betty of Jackson County; one sister-in-law, Jean Fish of Seymour; and several beloved brothers- and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Fish and Doyle Fish in infancy; and one granddaughter, Anna Fish.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Scoggan Cemetery on Church Camp Road.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sarah M. Cox

Oct. 23, 1937 — Feb. 9, 2008

Sarah Marie Cox, 70, of Bedford died at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Oct. 23, 1937, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles F. and Mary E. (Asdell) Tincher. She married Winfred (Mutt) Cox on Dec. 24, 1953, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 29, 1997.

She attended the First Church of God in Bedford. Sarah had worked for M. Fine & Sons, Sarkes-Tarzian and retired from Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA).

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Charles and husband Bucky of Bedford; one granddaughter, Rachel L. Hillenburg of Bedford; one grandson, Bucky E. Charles II of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Kane Charles, Bre’Onna Charles, Kortni Umphress, and Bekah Hillenburg; three brothers, Bill Tincher, Charles Junior Tincher Jr., and Sam Tincher; four sisters, Joan Cassada, Mary Ethel Turpin, Patsy Gilliland, and Janet Sue Harris; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mutt; one son Donnie L. Cox; and one brother Eugene Tincher.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Terry Bryant and Pastor Glen Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Sarah at www.daycarter.com.

February 9, 2008

Robert ‘Bob’ Flinn

Aug. 3, 1949 — Feb. 7, 2008

Robert “Bob” Flinn, 58, 599 Art Gallery Road, Bedford, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Aug. 3, 1949, in Brooklyn, he was the son of Opal and Marian (Robinson) Flinn. He married Sheila C. Green on Aug. 12, 1974, and she survives.

He was school bus driver and maintenance man for 33 years for the Mitchell Community Schools. He was a member of ABATE, Bedford Eagles Lodge No. 654 and was a lead guitarist for various area bands.

Surviving with the wife, Sheila Flinn of Bedford; one daughter, Melinda Flinn of Muncie; one grandson, Brody Wesley Stuhl of Muncie; five sisters; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death his parents and two brothers, Ralph and Kenny Flinn.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

David S. Butler

May 8, 1961 — Feb. 6, 2008

David Solomon “Davey” Butler, 46, of 24318 Graded Road, Williams, died at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Born May 8, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Jack L. and Elizabeth L. (Kinney) Butler. He married Jona Gaither on Oct. 6, 1984, and she survives.

He was a self-employed carpenter and had worked for Black Beauty Coal Co. from 1992 to 2004. He was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. He loved music, art and his home place.

Surviving with his wife, Jona of Williams; is one son, Lucas Neil Butler of Williams; one daughter, Desirae Michelle Butler of Williams; two sisters, Cyndy Williams and husband and James and Chris Anne Smith all of Mitchell; one brother, Dan Butler and wife Linda of Williams; and nieces and nephews, Jeffrey David Williams, James Kurtis Williams, Ava Jade Smith, Cinandra Beth McCleery, Deidra Sue Leosch, John Campbell, Jennifer Campbell and Christopher Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Davey at www.daycarter.com.

Clarissie B. Carroll

Nov. 19, 1905 — Feb. 8, 2008

Clarissie “Granny” Carroll, 102, Mitchell, passed away at 3:26 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2008, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born November 19, 1905, in Sandborn, she was the daughter of Charles O. and Flaura Belle (Hancock) Hagemier. She married Clinton Henry Carroll August 12, 1923, and he preceded her in death January 18, 1975.

From 1950-1970, she was a watchman at the Georgia Fire Tower. Granny farmed along side her husband, driving a team of horses and later tractors. She was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and for many years was a teacher of the Busy Bees Sunday School class. She wrote stories for children, wonderful prose for all ages, and poetry of unusual depth that touches the hearts and minds of all who hear it. A beautiful life well spent.

Surviving: daughters, Sheila Dorsett and husband, Sunny, of Mitchell, Jessie Colleen Gerkin and husband, Lloyd, of Mitchell and Patricia Gail Kerber and husband, Don, of Mitchell; a granddaughter whom she raised, Georgia Dumond, of Mitchell; half brother, Bobby Hagemier, of Martinsville; half sister, Mary Ruth Akers, of West Baden Springs; grandchildren, Frank (Brenda) Dumond, Christina (Larry) Brown, Kip (Vanessa) Dorsett, Donna Carol Kendall, Julia Lynn (Steve) Drake, Lloyd Stephen Gerkin, Brian Scott (Peggy) Gerkin, Lisa Short, and Darin (Grace) Kerber; 19 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughter, Flaura Jane “June” Dumond; son, Wallace Clinton Carroll; grandsons, Harry “Butch” Dorsett and James Leroy Dumond; brothers, Oscar Hagemier and Earl Hagemier; sisters, Debbie Knight, Georgia Myers, and Nellis Needhammer; and half brothers, Lonnie Tolbert and Harry Tolbert, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Rev. Larry Brown and Rev. Allen Colwell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearers: Sonny Dorsett, Lloyd Gerkin, and Don Kerber.

Casketbearers: Steve Gerkin, Brian Gerkin, Kip Dorsett, Darin Kerber, Frank Dumond, and Doug Kendall.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation and Friends of Spring Mill.

Condolences may be set to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

February 6, 2008

James D. Cole

Feb. 23, 1946 — Feb. 4, 2008

James David Cole, 61, Springville, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for RCA in Bloomington for 34 years and also at Bloomington Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Rosie England Cole, Springville; a son, Chris Cole, Los Angeles, Calif.; and his mother and father, Lucille and Warren Carmichael, Bloomington.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

February 5, 2008

Francis ‘Ray’ Minton

Feb. 6, 1935 — Feb. 3, 2008

Francis “Ray” Minton, 72, Bedford, died at 9:52 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Feb. 6, 1935, in Anderson, he was the son of Daniel and Helen (Schaffer) Minton, and they preceded him in death. He married Ann (Robinson) Minton, and she preceded him in death.

He retired in 1995 from General Motors CPC, where he worked as an inspector. He was a member of Apostolic Friends Church of Jonesboro, the American Legion of Jonesboro and the Marion Amvets.

Survivors include daughters: Traci Ann Elliott of Kokomo and Danielle Darlene Harding of Noblesville; son, Loren Christopher (Lynn) Minton of Heltonville; brothers: Kenneth Minton of Upland and Ronnie Minton of Anderson; sister, Anna May (Art) Fowler of Pendleton and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the Rev. Ann Minton; a son, George Minton; a daughter, Kim Smith; one brother and two sisters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 East Main St., Gas City, with the Rev. Joy Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Apostolic Friends Church, 1647 East 600 South, Jonesboro, IN 46938.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

James E. Craig

May 1, 1946 — Feb. 1, 2008

James Edward Craig, 61, of Bedford, passed away Friday at his residence.

Born on May 1, 1946, in Bedford, he was the son of Cleophus and Nellie (Gilliland) Craig.

He was of the Baptist faith. He was a self-employed electrician and was the owner of Craig Electric in Charleston, IL.

Surviving is one daughter, Robin Phillips and husband John of Orleans; one stepdaughter, Krista Pierson and husband Jim of Illinois; one stepson, Patrick Pruitt and wife Stacey of Illinois; two sisters: Wilma Donoghue and husband Paul of Bedford and Nancy Lambert of Bedford; one stepbrother, Joe McCluskey and wife Betty; his friend, Rick Norman and wife Debbie of Bedford; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents.

He was a special friend, brother, father, grandfather. He had a special place in his heart for elderly people. He had a good sense of humor; he enjoyed life and loved to laugh.

There will be no services or visitation as the family has chosen cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of James at: www.daycarter.com

Raymond D. Cheek

Sept. 21, 1941 — Feb. 2, 2008

Raymond D. Cheek, 66, of 2485 Ramsey Ridge, Heltonville, passed away at 4:53 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born on Sept. 21, 1941, in Needmore, he was the son of Roy L. and Winnie (Godsey) Cheek. He was a graduate of Needmore High School in 1959 and then enlisted in the Army.

During his army days he was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency and spent many years overseas. He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1982, then spent 15 years as assistant manager at Pfieffer Jewelry Store in Bedford. He was presently employed by Securitas Security Service at GM as Chief of Security. He is a life member of FOP Stone City Lodge and enjoyed golfing, fishing and all family get-togethers.

He married Diane (Pollert) Fender, the love of his life and best friend, on Oct. 29, 1983, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife, Diane, of Heltonville, are four children: Debra Windham and husband Andy of Oglethorpe, Ga., Patricia (Sierra) Vavra and husband Jake of Coral Springs, Fla., Jackie Fender Jr. and wife Jodie of Bedford, and LaDonna Lee and husband Morgan of Bedford; grandchildren: George and Jessica Windham, Dustin Fender, and Elizabeth and Eli Lee; step grandchildren, Corey Inman, little Morgan Lee, Evan and Brady Martin, and Noah and Sidney Carlile; sisters: Faye Carter, Rosalie Hammond and Catheleen Nelson and husband Connie, all of Bedford; brothers: Frank Cheek and wife Sue, of Needmore and Dale Cheek and wife Brenda of Monticello; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Effie Grace, Mae Ingle and Ailene in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Raymond at: www.daycarter.com.

February 4, 2008

Cathy L. Guthrie

Aug. 24, 1955 – Feb. 1, 2008

Cathy Lynn Guthrie, 52, Mitchell, died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Aug. 24, 1955, in Bedford, the daughter of Richard and Charlene Alderman Evans. She married Randy Guthrie on Dec. 17, 1977, in Mitchell

She owned C&B Quickstop and worked for United Technologies for 15 years.

She was a 1973 graduate of Mitchell High School and attended Living Waters Church of God. She loved to tend her flowers and water gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Randy; her mother, Charlene Evans; two sons, Jason Wheeler and wife Claudia of Orleans, and Jason Guthrie of Mitchell; grandchildren, Shannon Dagostino and Kacie Dagostino, both of Orleans; a brother, Richard “Buck” Evans of Mitchell and a niece, Brittany Evans of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her father; grandparents, Hugh and Anna Evans and Charles and Bea Bowman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Martha Whalin

March 24, 1933 – Feb. 1, 2008

Martha Taylor Whalin, 74, Mitchell, died at 11:59 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born March 24, 1933, in Orangeville, she was the daughter of David and Claudia (Moffatt) Taylor. She married Morris E. “Gene” Whalin on July 24, 1954, and he survives.

She was retired from Roberts Brass in Mitchell and attended Orleans schools.

Surviving with her husband Gene of Mitchell are two daughters, Debra Ellis and husband Danny and Christine Blackwell and husband Rick, all of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lauren Ellis and Lea Gaines and husband Todd, all of Mitchell, and Kyle Blackwell and wife Missy of Guthrie; great-grandchildren, Alana Beaty, Ericka Gaines, and Mason Gaines, all of Mitchell, and Braydon Blackwell and Bria Blackwell, both of Guthrie; a brother, Menlo Taylor and wife Linda of Paoli; and sister, Helen Mathis of Farmersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ermel Lewis

July 18, 1907 — Feb. 2, 2008

Ermel Lewis, 100, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Saturday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 18, 1907, in Martin County, he was the son of Ellsworth and Cora Belle (Sargent) Lewis. He married Belva Kathleen Sexson in 1932 and she preceded him in death on January 6, 1996.

He retired from Lewis Lumber Co. in 1972.

He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn J. Craig of Bloomington and Cora Anne Thomas of North Carolina; five grandchildren,two great grandchildren, one half-brother, Lester Lewis of Spencer; and one half-sister, Laverne Brown of Gosport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Gladys Lewis and Maurice Lewis, and one half-brother, Kenneth Lewis.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Greene County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ermel at www.daycarter.com.

Raymond D. Cheek

Sept. 21, 1941 — Feb. 2, 2008

Raymond D. Cheek, 66, of 2485 Ramsey Ridge, Heltonville, died at 4:53 p.m. Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was employed by Securitas, had worked at Pfieffer Jewelry and was retired from the CIA.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Diane of Heltonville; four children, Debra Windham, Oglethorpe, Ga.; Patricia (Sierra) Vavra, Coral Springs, Fla.; Jackie Fender Jr., Bedford, and LaDonna Lee, Bedford; five grandchildren; George and Jessica Windham, Dustin Fender, Elizabeth and Eli Lee; six stepgrandchildren; sisters, Faye Carter, Rosalie Hammond and Catheleen Nelson, all of Bedford; brothers, Frank Cheek, Needmore, and Dale Cheek, Monticello; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com

February 3, 2008

Nancy Gould

June 24, 1947 — Feb. 1, 2008

Nancy (Squires) Gould, 60, of Bedford, died Friday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

She retired from RCA and Dana Corp.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Gould; four daughters, Denise Gould Middleton of Mitchell, and Cynthia Jean Gould, Heather Gould and Rebecca Gould Ireland, all of Bedford; one sister, Carol Squires; and four brothers, Henry, Stocklin Jr., Eugene and Terry Squires.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery near Fayetteville.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Ermel Lewis, 100

July 18, 1907 — Feb. 2, 2008

Ermel Lewis, 100, of Bedford, died Saturday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He retired from Lewis Lumber Co. in 1972.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn J. Craig of Bloomington and Cora Anne Thomas of North Carolina.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Dishman Cemetery in Greene County.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and noon until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Martha Taylor Whalin, 74

March 24, 1933 — feb. 1, 2008

Martha Taylor Whalin, 74, of Mitchell, died Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She retired from Robert’s Brass in Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Whalin; two daughters, Debra Ellis and Christine Blackwell, both of Mitchell; one brother, Menlo Taylor of Paoli; and one sister, Helen Mathis of Farmersburg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Haverly Chapel, in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

February 1, 2008

Lottie E. Pierce

Sept. 4, 1907 — Jan. 30, 2008

Lottie E. Pierce, 100, 2530 Washington Avenue, Bedford, formerly of the Fayetteville community, died at 10:12 a.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 4, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James and Ida (Staley) Allen. She married Elston R. Pierce on Sept. 17, 1927, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1978.

She was homemaker and had been bookkeeper for Pierce Landscaping, Bedford.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School in the class of 1926. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Naomi Gillespie, Jane Kelly and Deanna DeLaney, all of Bedford; three sons, Norman Pierce and his wife June, Richard Pierce and James W. Pierce and wife Ann, all of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Jane Goodman and husband Lou of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; eight brothers; two sisters; sons-in-law, Robert Gillespie, John Kelly and Duke DeLaney; daughter-in-law, Natalie; great-grandson, Joshua Mooney; and great-great-grandson, Kiven Gillespie.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Entombment will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until going to the church on Monday, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Richard Wilson

June 19, 1924 — Jan. 30, 2008

Richard Wilson, 83, of 103 6th Street, Oolitic, died at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born June 19, 1924, in Bedford, he was the son of Thomas and Laura (Godsey) Wilson. He married Estie Honeycutt on Aug. 8, 1948, and she survives.

He was a truck driver for Crulo Trucking for over 40 years. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife Estie; one sister, Beatrice Montgomery of Canton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Joe Bill and Everett “Measor” Wilson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Marty Speer and Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Richard at www.daycarter.com.

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