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2008-03 (March)

March 31, 2008

Edward Lee Asbury

Feb. 23, 1927 — March 30, 2008

Edward Lee Asbury, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 23, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Luther Daniel and Bertha (Neeves) Asbury. He married Gladys Marie Adams on Nov. 22, 1949, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 1988.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Sue Baker and husband Raymond of Mitchell; sons, Thomas Edward Asbury of Mitchell and David Keith Asbury of Mitchell; brothers, Vernon Asbury of Mitchell and Chester Asbury of Paoli; a granddaughter, Kelli Wright; and great-grandchildren, Dalton and Dana Wright.

His parents; wife; brothers, Charlie, Grover, John, Thomas, Jesse and infant Hubert Asbury; and sister, Anna Belle Asbury, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Knott Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastain.funeralhome.com.

Marilyn R. Miller

Aug. 14, 1931 — March 30, 2008

Marilyn R. Miller, 76, 1112 Summit Lane, Bedford, died at 8:22 a.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 14, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wayne and Catherine (Weir) Fender.

She was a cook at Leonard’s Drive-In, Hobby’s Inn, Three Pigs and Plaza restaurants. She was a member of Southland Church of Christ and the Eagles Aerie No. 654.

Survivors include her father, Wayne Fender of Bedford; daughter, Frances Cormican and Mike of Bedford; six grandchildren, Michelle Boggs and Shannon, William Cormican and Shala, Tonya Amstutz and Jason, Miranda Hanscome and Lee, Amanda Cormican and Kelly and Mariah Cormican and Jeremy; 19 great-grandchildren and one on the way; three sisters, Virginia Cunningham, Mary Wessell and Brenda Brummett, all of Bedford; two stepbrothers, Winford Headdy of Grand Junction, Colo., and Jerry Headdy of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Paulette K. Fender of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother; stepmother, Daphene Fender; brother, Ronald W. Fender; and stepsister, Doris Anderson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Bud Smith and Brother Darrel Simon officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Christ of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be conducted by the Eagles Auxiliary at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara K. Kinder

Barbara K. Kinder, 63, 514 E. 16th Street, Bedford, died at 9:38 p.m. on Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bobby E. Daniel Bobby E. Daniel, Bedford, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

March 29, 2008

Nellie Alberta Bright, 91

Oct. 14, 1916 — March 29, 2008

Nellie Alberta Bright, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Garden Villa Nursing Home.

Born October 14, 1916, in Paris, Illinois, she was the daughter of Erwin and Minnie (Keller) Lysinger. She married Charles Bright, Sr. on November 15, 1937, and he preceded her in death in 1980. Nellie retired from the Wells Shop in Bedford. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, a Pink Lady volunteer at Dunn Hospital, a former member of the Hiking Club in Bedford, and the Lydia Group at the First Christian Church. Survivors include: one daughter: Janice Southerland and her husband, Ralph, of Florida; one son, Charles Bright, Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Florida; seven grandchildren, Todd Bright of Florida, James Bright of Illinois, Stan, Steve, Jon, and Greg Endris, all of Bedford, and Melinda Lingo of Arkansas; 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and five sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 1st, at the First Christian Church in Bedford, with Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, April 1st, at the First Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Nellie at www.daycarter.com.

Dorsie Spaulding, 92

Feb. 6, 1916 — march 28, 2008

Dorsie Spaulding, 92, of Bedford, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She retired after 35 years with RCA in Bloomington.

Survivors include one son, Jan Spaulding of Bedford; two daughters, Gaytha Tanksley of Heltonville and Renae Ratkovich of Fayetteville; and one sister, Lyla Jane Roberts of Bedford.

Services will be 11 am Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

March 28, 2008

Carolyn J. Bowers

July 4, 1928 — March 27, 2008

Carolyn J. Bowers, 79, of Bedford, died at 8:01 p.m. on Thursday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 4, 1928, in Hollywood, Calif., she was the daughter of Charles C. and Clella (Adams) Howard. She married William Bowers on December 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1993.

She was retired from the Times-Mail. She loved baking chocolate chip cookies, crocheting blankets and playing with her great-great-grandchildren. Carolyn was a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was a den leader, a Sunday school teacher, and a caregiver. Carolyn will be sadly missed by all that knew her.

Survivors include two sons, William H. Bowers, II and his wife, Karen J. of Yorktown, Va., Joel H. Bowers and his wife, Sue A. of Indianapolis, ; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Long and her husband, Douglas W. of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Mai Lee Cano of Albuquerque, N.M., Bonnie Bowers of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Mariah Harrington of Tucson, Ariz., Nicole Shields of Tokyo, Bryan J. Bowers of Indianapolis, Robert W. Patrick IV of Indianapolis, and Jason D. Patrick of Bedford; and 10 great-grandchildren, Matthew Cano, Marissa Cano, Tawney Tomlinson, Luke Tomlinson, Skyler Shields, Tomo Shields, Stacey Patrick, Chase Patrick, Samuel Patrick and Nora Patrick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Brock and Shirley Albietz.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Edith B. Hattabaugh

Jan. 16, 1916 — March 28, 2008

Edith Bell Hattabaugh, 92, Bedford, died at 8:25 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. She was formerly of Washington County.

She was a retired home health caretaker.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Bush, Campbellsburg; and one brother, Woodrow Hattabaugh, Vallonia.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem with Pastor Dave Ferry officiating. Burial will be at Plattsburg Cemetery near Vallonia.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

March 26, 2008

Robert E. Turner

Feb. 15, 1934 – March 26, 2008

Robert E. “Bob” Turner, 74, Bedford, died at 3:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

He lived in Fortville, and worked for Ford Motor Co. in Indianapolis and was a farmer until his retirement.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons: Lawrence “Lonnie” Turner and Greg Turner both of Bedford; three grandchildren; and his wife, Neota of New Mexico.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Clearcreek Cemetery in Bloomington with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Robert E. Bartlett

June 15, 1928 — March 24, 2008

Robert E. Bartlett, 79, 42 Green Briar Drive, Bedford, died at 4:10 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

He retired from Bedford National Bank as vice president after 45 years of service. He later worked at The Bank of Mitchell.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Patty of Bedford; children: Nancy Limp and Tom Bartlett, both of Bedford, Susan Bowman, Germantown, Ohio, and Julie Taylor, Rock Hill, S.C.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother, Ermy Bartlett Jr.; one sister, Margie Deckard; and several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of his life will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Ikerd Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 25, 2008

William ‘Bill’ Tanksley

Jan. 30, 1943 — March 23, 2008

William Asa “Bill” Tanksley, 65, of 39 Autumn Lane, Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday at the Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Born January 30, 1943, in New Albany, he was the son of Kenneth and Madaline (Neal) Tanksley. He married Jacque Myers on January 27, 1967, and she survives.

He was an iron worker and retired from General Motors. He attended the Donica Church of God and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local No. 440 and the Iron Workers Local Np. 22. He loved racing, car shows, golf and camping.

Survivors include his wife, Jacque of Bedford; three daughters: Janine Gould and husband Loren, Janelle Eads and husband Philip all of Bedford and Jennifer Speer and husband Jason of Mitchell; seven grandchildren: Jacey and Kali Gould, Jamon and Dason Eads, Novalee, Josiah and Levi Speer; two sisters: Priscilla Stevens of Bedford and Sue Inman of Martinsville; one brother, Frank Tanksley of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim Tanksley; one grandson, Loren Gould; and one nephew, Jimmy Tanksley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. 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 Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Donica Church of God.

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

March 24, 2008

Dale E. Green

March 10, 1951 — March 21, 2008

Dale E. Green, 57, Bedford, passed away at 11 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born March 10, 1951, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald Eugene and Mary Jeanette (Holt) Green.

He was an auto parts salesman and a member of the White River Baptist Church.

Surviving are stepsons, Robert Myers of Chicago, Ill., and Nick Myers of Maryland; his mother, Mary Green of Bedford; a brother, Gerald W. Green and wife Cindy of Westfield; three stepgrandchildren; and one step-great-granddaughter.

His father and brother, Ralph Green, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the White River Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

DeLois M. Kirkendoll

June 10, 1928 — March 22, 2008

DeLois M. Kirkendoll, 79, Huron, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter.

Born June 10, 1928, in Henderson County, Ky., she was the daughter of Pilate and Nona (Schaneback) Duncan. She married Frederick Newton Kirkendoll on March 11, 1947, and he preceded her in death in 1990.

She was a retired secretary to the General of the Indiana National Guard.

Surviving are one son, Steve Kirkendoll of Indianapolis; two daughters, Ellen Leo-Wood of Houston, Texas, and Linda Eubanks of Huron; a sister, Orvena Duncan of Columbus; a brother, Marlin Duncan of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; son, Paul Kirkendoll; infant daughter, Barbara; and brother, Emerson Duncan, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

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

Karen D. Crulo

April 1, 1959 — March 23, 2008

Karen D. Crulo, 48, Bedford, died at 3 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born April 1, 1959, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Howard “Doo Dad” and Reba L. (Perry) Elliott. She married Robert A. Crulo on Dec. 28, 1984, and he survives.

She was a homemaker. She was a 1977 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Surviving with her husband, Robert A. Crulo of Bedford; are two daughters: Onika Mayer and husband Matthew, and Maggie Crulo, all of Colorado; one son, Zachary Crulo of Bedford; two grandchildren: Eden and Alan Mayer of Colorado; one sister, Debbie Coolidge of Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

March 23, 2008

Dale E. Green, 57

Dale E. Green, 57, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

DeLois Kirkendoll, 78

DeLois Kirkendoll, 78, of Huron, died Saturday at her residence.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

March 22, 2008

Delores M. Rainey

Oct. 28, 1932 — March 20, 2008

Delores M. Rainey, 75, 65 N. Sandstone Road, Bedford, died at 6 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Oct. 28, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Minnie (Super) Maze. She married Dale E. Rainey on Nov. 28, 1953, and he survives

She was retired from RCA Television in Bloomington

She was a member of American Legion Post No. 33 Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving with her husband, Dale E. Rainey of Bedford; are two sons, Rick Rainey and wife Sherry of Bedford and Eddie Dale Rainey of Bloomington; three daughters, Linda May and husband Royce of Bedford, Cindy Goen and long time companion Norvin Jones of Williams, and Judy Pittman and long time companion Ronald Tolbert of Mitchell; one sister, Beulah Thompson of Hobart; three brothers, Lawrence Maze Jr. of Oolitic, Dallas Maze of Harrodsburg, and James R. Maze of Maryland; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Jackson; and one brother Robert Maze.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations can be made to Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post No. 33.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Anna B. Bunch

Nov. 10, 1935 — March 20, 2008

Anna “Bernice” Bunch, 72, 179 Murdock Station Road, Bedford, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Nov. 10, 1935, in Rockville, Ill., the daughter of Willis & Eva (Shipman) O’Laughlin. She married Harley “Wayne” Bunch on June 4, 1954, and he preceded her in death on July 31, 1995.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include five sons, Alan Bunch and wife Fidelyna of Norfolk, Va., Thomas Bunch and wife Sherry of Bedford, Brian Bunch and wife Vonda of Bedford, Rodney Bunch and wife Melissa of Bedford, and Billy Joe Bunch and wife Mary of Martinsville; three brothers, Billy O’Laughlin of Oklahoma, Franklin O’Laughlin of Oklahoma, and Finley O’Laughlin of California; three sisters, Patsy Hammond of Arizona, Susie Green of Oklahoma, and Barbara Fairchild of Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Keith and Charles “Buddy” O’Laughlin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Helen O. Denny

Oct. 27, 1913 — March 21, 2008

Helen Olive Pentzer Denny, 94, Bedford, died on Good Friday morning at Garden Villa Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 27, 1913, in her family’s home at 1711 O St., she was the daughter of Theodore C. and Gwendolen Hughes Pentzer. She married Morris “Beanie” Denny on June 20, 1937.

Helen graduated from Bedford High School, class of 1931, and Western College for Women, Oxford, Ohio, class of 1935. Known lovingly as the “Queen of O Street” by those who loved her, she was a retired English teacher in North Lawrence Community Schools, homemaker, mother, and grandmother. Her tenure as a teacher included Bedford Junior High School, Needmore High School and Shawswick High School before the consolidation to BNL. She was an elder and lifetime member of the First Christian Church of Bedford. Helen was a charter member of The Little Theater of Bedford and serviced in leadership roles in the Ludeans, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and The Girl Scouts of America. She was a dog lover, Scrabble player extraordinaire, and enthusiastic collector of wonderfully loyal friends. She was a member of the field hockey team in college and took up golf and bowling later in life. She enjoyed traveling extensively, listening to classical music and opera, doing needlework, and watching sports.

Survivors include two sons, John Denny (Dottie), Bedford, Marc Denny (Mayme Jo), Lake Zurich, Ill.; two daughters, Marian “Susie” Rumsey (Guy), Bedford, Julie Denny-Hughes, Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren, Brian Denny (Sheila), Bradley, Ill., Jeff Denny (Denise), Bedford, Todd Rumsey (Barbara), Fort Wayne, Elizabeth Stevens, Bedford, Shannon Cobb (David), Bedford, Rogetta Moffatt (Bob), Paoli, Edward Rumsey, Stevensville, Mich., Jacob Rumsey, Bedford, J.D. Denny, Bloomington, Chandler Denny (Cinnamon), Chicago, Jack Denny, Chicago, Carson Denny (Katie) Elgin, Ill., Suzannah Wilson Overholt (Tony), Indianapolis, and Phil Wilson Jr. (Suzanne), Yardley, Pa.; 18 great-grandchildren, Eric Denny, Heather Robertson (Jeremy), Peter, Annie and Mary Rumsey, Melissa Stevens, Gage, Ret and Mason Lutes, Lawson Woods, Rega Grissom, Malachi Rumsey and Cicaley Moffatt, Max, Elise and Helen Overholt, Meghan and Melanie Wilson, the Jim Pentzer family, the Jack Hughes family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Theodore H. Pentzer; sister, Marian Pentzer Koons; great-grandchildren, Chad Michael Rumsey and Molly Kate Wilson; and sister-in-law, Lois Fountain Pentzer.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the First Christian Church with the Revs. Bob and Leila Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with luncheon to follow. Pall bearers will be her grandsons.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. They may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Monday at the First Christian Church.

Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 1101 15th St., Bedford, IN 47421; the Helen Denny and Chad Rumsey Scholarship, North Lawrence Community Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Bedford, IN 47421; and Little Theater of Bedford, Inc., 1704 S Street, Bedford, IN 47421.

March 21, 2008

Otis L. Miller

Dec. 31, 1933 — March 20, 2008

Otis Laverne Miller, 74, of 1559 Greer Lane, Springville, died at 6 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Dec. 31, 1933, in Springville, he was the son of James Orland and Ida F. (Hackler) Miller. He married Beverly Jane Mercier on Aug. 31, 1957, and she survives.

He retired from Indiana Limestone Company as an overhead crane operator and was a farmer.

He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and the Hoist Engineers Local No. 841.

Surviving, with his wife, Beverly Jane of Springville; are one daughter, Ann King and husband Terry of Bedford; one son, Kent Miller and wife Michelle of Springville; two grandchildren, Lance and Lacey King; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Michelle; and two brothers, Larry and Clyde Miller.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Hammersley officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 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 Otis at www.daycarter.com.

March 19, 2008

Noble A. ‘Toby’ Russell

May 16, 1917 — March 17, 2008

Noble A. “Toby” Russell, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 3:48 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 16, 1917, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Joseph and Beada C. (Thralls) Russell. He married Cora Marie Wagner on Oct. 29, 1938, and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2000.

He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, with 29 years of service, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Survivors include his children: William David Russell and wife Luella of Mitchell; Kenneth Ray Russell and wife Wanda of Orleans, Shirley Ann Russell of Mitchell, Barbara Sue Nicholson and husband Nelson of Bedford, Steven Edward Russell of Bedford; Michael Wayne Russell and wife Rita of Bedford, and James Charles Russell and wife Lydia of Mitchell; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents, wife, Cora Marie Russell, sons: Donald Joseph, Noble Leroy and Jeffery Dean Russell; daughters: Alice Marie Collins and Peggy Jane Russell; brothers: Marvin, John, Albert, and Fay Russell; and sisters: Artie VanCleave, Ethel King, Effie Leona Root and Gladys Morgan preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Willy Russell, Tom Collins, Mike Collins, Barry Collins, Mikey Russell and Robin Russell.

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

Juanita ‘June’ Knight

March 13, 1919 — March 18, 2008

Juanita “June” Knight, 89, White River Lodge, Bedford, died at 2:46 a.m. Tuesday at White River Lodge.

Born March 13, 1919, in Washington, she was the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (Curtis) White. She first married Henry Melvin, then Allen Tincher, and then Virgil Knight.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of God and the Order of Eastern Star, serving as a past Worthy Matron.

Survivors include two daughters: Mary Albertson and husband Ernie of Orleans, and Sharon Hobson and husband Bob of Flower Mound, Texas; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Hobson; a sister, Pauline Shaner; and one brother, Bob White.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

March 18, 2008

Jackie M. Asbury

Aug. 17, 1928 — March 14, 2008

Jackie M. “Red” Asbury, 79, 1219 Elm Park I, Mitchell, died at 6:18 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herbert & Erma (Bloodsaw) Asbury.

He was a retired truck driver for Architectural Stone of Bedford and Kern Trucking of Mitchell.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include four sons: William Asbury of Orleans, Herbert Asbury and wife Michelle of Mitchell, Harvey Asbury of Versailles, and James Asbury and wife Vicky of Covington, Ky.; three daughters: Amy Wiseman and husband Walter of Bedford, Julie Edmondson of Orleans, and Lisa Brazzell and husband Travis of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two brothers: Robert Asbury and wife Violet of New Albany and Jerry Asbury and wife Mary Ellen of Mitchell; and one sister, Betty Neal and husband Don of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Lora Asbury.

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

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jack M. Asbury c/o Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Rev. Robert C. Phillips

Aug. 17, 1922 — March 16, 2008

Rev. Robert C. Phillips, 85, Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at Clayton.

Born Aug. 17, 1922, in Bedford, he was the son of Fess and Leah (Hoopingarner) Phillips. He married Doris E. Carson on April 28, 1943, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2007.

He was a retired Baptist minister having pastored at several churches including Woodville Baptist in Mitchell, Silverville Baptist in Silverville, Avoca Baptist in Avoca, Travis Road Baptist in Mobile, Ala., Charlestown Baptist in Charlestown, and Amo Baptist in Amo.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in 1964.

He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church in Bedford, a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving 1942-June of 1945 on the USS Honolulu, a member of the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and the Lawrence County Ministerial Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Papadopulos of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren: Martha Spice of Otterbein, Gail Winchester of Oxford, Angie Burgin of Renton, Wash., and Jenny Papadopulos of Kent, Wash.; six great-grandchildren, Travis, Adam and Troy Winchester, Alexis Burgin, Dylan Spice and Cameron Soto; one sister, Betty Horner and husband Gene of Clayton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and three brothers, Bruce, Roy and Winfred Phillips.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Crossroads Community Church in Bedford with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military graveside rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Hazel M. Wedgewood

Sept. 12, 1916 — March 16, 2008

Hazel Marie Wedgewood, 91, Mitchell, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 12, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Thomas Sr. and Lula Ellen (Price) Stevens. She married Rayburn Wedgewood on Sept. 21, 1933, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1988.

She was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons: Donald L. Wedgewood of Mitchell, Gary “Butch” Wedgewood of Princeton, and Michael Wedgewood of Tennessee; two daughters: Bonnie Mentzer of Sunnville, Calif., and Ann Brewer of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Isom of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, William Stevens Jr.; and one sister, Katherine Westfall.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Mary Lou McPherson

Feb. 8, 1955 — March 16, 2008

Mary Lou McPherson, 53, of Mitchell, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 8, 1955, in Jasper, she was the daughter of William Cleo and Mary Jane (Bear) Wineinger. She married Larry B. McPherson on May 13, 1977.

She was a private home health caregiver and a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her husband, Larry B. McPherson, Mitchell; three children: Vangie Marie Kendall and husband Travis of Bedford, and Jeremy Burton McPherson and fiancee´ Callie Hatfield and Ashley Nicole McPherson and fiance´, all of Mitchell; her mother, Mary Jane Emmitt of Paoli; one brother, Steve Wineinger and wife Patty of Charlestown, S.C.; one sister, Margie Briner and husband Frank; and a friend, Betty Briner, all of Mitchell.

Her father preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Steve Jones and the Rev. Tim Morris officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the services Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Dusty Amstutz, Travis Kendall, Jeremy McPherson, Steve Wineinger, Frank Briner and Dale Briner.

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

Jackie D. Browning

Jan. 21, 1937 — March 15, 2008

Jackie Dean “J.D.” Browning, 78 Rawlins Street, East Oolitic, died at 1:08 p.m. Saturday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

He was born in Lawrence County to Charles F. and Goldie A. (Boofer) Browning on Jan. 21, 1937. He married Shirley Ann Wray on Feb. 8, 1957, and she preceded him in death on July 26, 2002.

He has four surviving children: Rick Browning and his companion, Becky, Barry Browning and wife Shawn, Jacklyn Crozier and husband Norman, and Becky Dobbs and companion Doug Cobb; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three siblings: Becky Davis and husband Terrell, Connie Crane, and Tyrone Browning and wife JoAnn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and nine brothers and sisters: Flo Parrish, Bill Browning, Paul Browning, Roger Browning, Ruth Owens, Clydia Risby, Helen Browning and Tommy Browning.

He was a construction contractor. He was a member of the Patriot Lodge No. 750 F&AM; American Legion Gillen Post No. 33; and Past President of the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club. He was of the Baptist faith.

There will be a Masonic service preceding the Memorial Service at the East Oolitic Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Murat Shrine Children’s Hospital and/or the Lawrence County Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

March 17, 2008

Larry K. Anderson

Sept. 28, 1945 — March 15, 2008

Family & Friends mourn the passing of Larry K. Anderson, 62, 219 Old State Road 450, Bedford, who died at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday at his residence

Born Sept. 28, 1945, in Marion, he was the son of Theodore and Elsie (Radcliff) Anderson. He married Bonnie McCracken on Sept. 21, 1996, in Bedford, and she survives

He has been disabled since 1994 and was formerly a self-employed heavy equipment operator.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of Bedford Boat Club, American Legion Post No. 33, and he was an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving with his wife, Bonnie Anderson of Bedford; are one son, Jeremiah Anderson and wife Misti of Spencer; two stepchildren, Lorrie Strand of Troutdale, Ore., and Frank Picard and wife Mickey of Bend, Ore.; two grandchildren, Layton and Paige Anderson of Spencer; three stepgrandchildren, Kelsie Picard of Bend, Ore., and Michael and Amanda Christenson of Troutdale, Ore.; two sisters, Shirley T. Eggers and husband Bill of Bedford and Barbara Hutton and husband Bill of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Anderson

There will be no services or calling; his wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial contributions can be to Larry K. Anderson Trust, c/o Stone City Bank, Bedford.

Honorary pallbearers are: Dale Ikerd, Will Sebree, David Eggers, Jason Slaughter, Bill Eggers and Ned Anderson.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bertha J. Chenoweth

Jan. 17, 1940 — March 14, 2008

Bertha Janet Chenoweth, 68, Mitchell, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 17, 1940, she was the daughter of Everett Easton and Minnnie Chandler.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin E. Chenoweth and John D. Chenoweth, both of Mitchell; one daughter, Katherine J. Ollis, Palmyra; two sisters, Patricia Hunter of Spencer, and Lavedia Stout of Terre Haute; and one grandson, Josh Ollis of Depauw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald and David Easton; one sister, Shirley Norman; one nephew, Ronnie Norman; and one niece, Paula Rockwood.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carl W. Roberts

Jan. 14, 1914 — March 15, 2008

Carl W. Roberts, 94, Mitchell, passed away at 10:28 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center .

Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Paoli, he was the son of Bert H. and Florence (Taylor) Roberts. He married Helen Pemberton on Dec. 25, 1934, and she survives.

He was a general contractor with Roberts and Terrell Construction.

Carl was a loving husband and father who enjoyed fishing, farming, and being outdoors. He was an inventor of tools and was a lifetime member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving with his wife, Helen Roberts of Bedford; are one daughter, Joan Terrell and husband Bill of Mitchell; one son, David E. Roberts and wife Carol of Somers, Conn.; sisters, Eulah Blanton of Orleans and Alma Hall of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Charles Roberts of Florida; grandchildren, Tom Terrell and wife Cindy, Sherry Clock and husband Jim, Suzanne Lindblom and husband Kevin, Cynthia Dronette and husband John; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; brothers, Cecil and Herman Roberts and infant, John Roberts; sisters, Louise Aiken, Edna Jones, Fay Pemberton, and infant Thelma Roberts; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Annette Roberts, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Bill Terrell, Tom Terrell, Jim Clock, Chris Clock, Kramer Buffington and Jim Pemberton.

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

March 15, 2008

Darrell C. Chastain

Sept. 25, 1935 — March 13, 2008

Darrell C. Chastain, 72, Bedford, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Washington County, he was the son of Clyde and Elizabeth (McKinney) Chastain. He married Mary Lou Hunt on Oct. 26, 1963.

He retired from GM Powertrain in 1995 with 33 years of service and was a member of Life Tabernacle. Darrell was an avid hunter, fisherman and an arrowhead collector.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Chastain, Bedford; daughters, Darlene Fields and husband Tim of Bedford, Jana Ferguson and husband David of Loogootee, and Kelly Eagan of Springville; stepchildren, Cathy Ulrey and husband Jim of Seymour and Michael Jackson of Oolitic; a brother, Stanley Chastain of Bedford; a sister Charlann Corns, of Pueblo, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His parents; daughter, Brenda Luttrell; brother, Charles Dean Chastain; and sisters, Carolyn Sue Wampler and Christina Gail Hillenburg, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

March 14, 2008

Robert N. DeBolt

May 28, 1926 — March 7, 2008

Robert N. DeBolt, age 81, of Bedford, died March 7 at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born May 28, 1926, in Anderson, he was the son of Doras D. and Pansy V. (Socks) DeBolt. He was retired from the Dunn Corporation in Daytona, Fla. He had formerly managed shoe stores for the Shoe Corporation of America located in Columbus, Ohio. He last managed the store in Daytona.

He formerly was a resident of Madison for 17 years and then in Daytona, Fla., for 37 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Exchange Club in Madison. He also had served as a volunteer firefighter in Madison and Daytona. He was also an active supporter and worker for the Seventh day Adventist Church in South Daytona. He was a U.S. Army veteran and also a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda M. (Nicholson) DeBolt, of Bedford, whom he married on July 14, 1950; one sister, Virginia Renner, of Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn DeBolt, of Noblesville and Betty Bowden, of Bedford; and seven nieces, Jane Ann Renner Winningham, Toni DeBolt Hugel, Debra DeBolt Madax, Vicki DeBolt Stallman, Diana Clark, Twinkle Dawn Cummings and Trenace Orender.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard E. DeBolt; two brothers-in-law, Robert Renner and Ralph Bowden; one sister-in-law, Jeannette Thompson; two nephews, Joe Renner and Donovan Lee Thompson; and one nephew-in-law, Richard Winningham.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date in Bedford and Anderson, and Daytona, Florida.

Online condolences may be given at www.mem.com

Day Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

This obituary is being republished from Wednesday’s Times-Mail to include additional information.

March 13, 2008

Elizabeth J. Magnus

Jan. 11, 1931 — March 12, 2008

Elizabeth Jane “B.J.” Magnus, 77, Bedford, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Bedford, the daughter of Farris Martin Pitman and Harriet Catherine (Owen) Pitman. She married Ralph John Magnus on June 13, 1959, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1971.

She was bookkeeper/secretary for Triangle Construction in Bedford for many years and later at Williams Realty in Bedford.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1948 and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and Tri Kappa Associate Chapter.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Abbott and husband Gary of Bedford; a son, Mike Magnus and wife Theresa of Oolitic; a sister, Marylou Foster and husband Harold of Saginaw, Mich.; grandchildren, Kara Abbott of Leesburg, Fla., Eric Abbott of Chicago, Ill., Kayla Abbott of Bloomington, and Jason Magnus and Jeremy Magnus, both of Bedford; a stepgrandchild, Lukus Shaw of Evansville; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph John Magnus and her parents.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the church. The family will also receive friends after the committal service through the evening at the home of her daughter, Jane Abbott.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society and Building Fund in memory of Elizabeth Jane “B.J.” Magnus.

Larry Deaver

Larry Deaver, 63, Bedford, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was retired from RCA in Bloomington.

Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bryantsville Cemetery.

The Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements.

March 12, 2008

Norman E. Abel

March 27, 1944 — March 10, 2008

Norman E. Abel, 63, 2421 Washington Avenue, Bedford, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born March 27, 1944, in Vincennes, the son of John Henry and Mildred (Johnson) Abel. He was first married to Kathleen Scales and then to Carla Hitchcock on Feb. 13, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives.

He was retired from General Motors in Bedford and EDS (Electronic Data Systems), where he was an accountant and systems programmer.

He was a graduate of Wheatland High School in 1962 and attended the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, Bedford Evening Lions Club, where he served as treasurer, V.F.W. Post No. 9107 of Mitchell; American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford, and SICIL of Lawrence County (Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living).

Surviving with his wife, Carla Abel of Bedford; are one daughter, Nicole E. McNamara and husband Eric of Huron; one grandson Seamus McNamara; one stepdaughter, Carrie Bunch and husband Ed of Spencer; two stepsons, Michael E. Fields and wife Juanita and Jeffrey Fields, all of Bedford; and nine stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Evening Lions Club and their many good causes.

Jean Clark

June 13, 1928 — March 10, 2008

Jean Clark, 79, Mitchell, passed away at 12:36 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 13, 1928, in Findley, Ohio, she was the daughter of Robert and Clara Lucille (Vass) Fredricks. She married James Wilson Clark in April of 1951, and he preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2000.

She was owner and operator of Paradise Villa Boarding Kennel. She was a member of the American Kennel Club and the K-9 Obedience Club. Jean was a long time supporter of the White River Humane Society. She attended St. Vincent de Paul and St. Mary’s Catholic churches.

Survivors include daughter, Deborah Ann Clark, Bedford; son, Donald James Clark, Toledo, Ohio; daughter Cathy Denise Price, Mitchell; son, Patrick Michael Clark, Mitchell; and grandchildren, Andrew Flores, California, Marian Cash, Mitchell, Steven Flores, Bedford, Misty Jean Clark, Ohio, Stacey Edrington, Amo, and Cory Price, Tell City.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral mass will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell with Father Rick Eldred and Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Community Foundation’s White River Humane Society endowment fund c/o Chastain Funeral Home.

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

March 11, 2008

Robert E. Pfleider

June 8, 1944 — March 10, 2008

Robert E. Pfleider, 63, 1522 Eighth St., Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born June 8, 1944, in Marion, Ohio, the son of John Frederick & Charlene (McKinzie) Pfleider. He married Jesselyn Jewell on Feb. 11, 1978, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was a retired Truck Driver (over the road) with Allen Motor Express and U.S. Express. He won the Safe Driver award with 50 million miles with U.S. Express.

Surviving with his wife, Jesselyn Pfleider of Bedford; are his mother, Charlene Pfleider of Marion, Ohio; four sons, Bryan Conley and wife Emily of Bedford, Danny Conley and wife Twilia of Bedford; John Pfleider and wife Judy of Paris, Ill., Danny Pfleider and wife Heather of Bedford; five daughters, Stephanie Sons and husband Roger of Bedford, Barbara Pfleider of Tucson, Ariz., Marsha Stringer of Tucson, Ariz., Christina Lee of Wooster, Ohio, and Kaiya Thomas and husband Matthew of Bedford; 28 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, James Pfleider of Marion, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Kenneth Pfleider; one sister, Ruth Hornbeck, and one grandson Joshua Conley.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Raymond E. King

June 28, 1940 — March 9, 2008

Raymond E. King, 67, 353 Peaceful Valley Drive, Mitchell, passed away peacefully in his sleep at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born June 18, 1940, in Upton, Ky. He married Pauline Hatfield on May 19, 1984, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2006. His second marriage was to Sandy (Taylor) Slinkard on June 29, 2007.

He was a coalminer and a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. He belonged to the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F& AM, La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, and Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy Slinkard-King of Mitchell; a stepdaughter, Darlene Voorhies of Mitchell; stepchildren, Tony Houston of Mitchell; Vince and Tammy Cobb of Mitchell, Alan and Tiara Kern of Bedford and Travis Stuckey of Indianapolis; grandsons, Charlie Knight and Mike Voorhies, both of Mitchell; five granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

His parents; wife Pauline King; brother; and grandson, Kenneth Paul “KP” Voorhies, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Tim Terry, Mike Terry, Vince Cobb, Alan Kern, Tony Houston and John David Voorhies.

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

Rose M. Potts

April 8, 1928 — March 9, 2008

Rose M. Potts, 79, of 2100 Norton Lane, Bedford, died at 7:35 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born April 8, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Carl and Grace Tyndal. She married Paul Potts on April 8, 1947.

She retired from Crane in the Army Department and was a member of VFW Auxiliary, the White River Humane Society and was awarded the White River Humane Society Coleman Award in 1994.

Surviving with the husband; are a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Marilyn Potts, of Bedford; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Gail Ann Potts.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 am until the service on Wednesday.

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

Betty B. Anderson

July 5, 1930 — March 9, 2008

Betty B. Anderson, 77 of Bedford, died at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday at the White River Lodge.

Born on July 5, 1930, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Alva and Blanche (Dodds) Blackburn. She married Charles “Andy” Anderson on March 26, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 5, 1982.

She was a clerk at Crane NWSC and a member of St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church.

Survivors include one son, Michael Charles Anderson of Springville; one grandson, Bradley Anderson and wife Heather of Indianapolis; and one granddaughter, Amanda Swift and husband Clint of Center Point.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Marie Hubbard; and two brothers, Fred and Bob Blackburn.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldridge and Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

March 10, 2008

Rowena ‘Sue’ Tarr

June 20, 1933 — March 8, 2008

Rowena “Sue” Tarr, 74, of Sunny Acres Drive, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Meadowview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

Born June 20, 1933, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Frederick G. and Ruby E. (Woodward) Pritchett. She married Robert E. “Bob” Tarr on March 9, 1954.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School. She worked at Citizens National Bank for several years and then went to the State Employment Office where she became the first female claims deputy.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, of Bedford; one son, Robert G., of Bedford; two granddaughters, Therese and Angela; two grandsons, Robert L. and Frederick, all of Bedford; one sister, Sherry Edgar, of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jane Henderson and Claudia Beebe; and one brother, Frederick “Bud” Pritchett.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

March 9, 2008

Inez Marie Rodman, 75

Sept. 20, 1932 — March 8, 2008

Inez Marie Rodman, 75, of Bedford, died 10:25 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa Nursing Center in Bedford.

Born Sept. 20, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Bessie May (Hillenburg) Parker. She married John Rodman on May 1, 1949, in Lawrence County. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2004, after 54 years of marriage.

She worked for Hospitality House and Westview Manor nursing homes in Bedford. She attended the Church of God.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis Rodman of Paoli and Bruce Rodman of Trenton, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Anderson of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Tom Rodman; five brothers, Oval, Evett, Junior, David and Lesten; and four sisters, Mary Ann Rodman, Mildred Lee, Beulah Parker and Geneva Watford.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Bro. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will be at Dive Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

March 7, 2008

Lucy ‘Maxine’ Jones

May 29, 1925 — March 6, 2008

Lucy “Maxine” Jones, 82, of Bedford, died at 2:10 a.m. Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She retired from South Haven Coil in Bedford.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford.

Born May 29, 1925, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Howard and Lucy (Utterback) Hedrick.

Her husband, Frank Jones, preceded her in death on May 30, 1988.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Lee, Sherry Pruett and Stacy Menaugh, all of Bedford; one grandson, Bobby Pruett and wife, Corinne of Helotoes, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Shelby and Kyle Menaugh of Bedford, David Pruett of Bloomington, Gabby Pruett of Texas and one on the way; one nephew, Robert Sherrill of Bedford; one great-niece, Patty Sherrill of Bedford; and two great-nephews, Allen Sherrill of Bedford and Bobby Sherrill of Japan.

Maxine has raised many children over the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Edna Sherrill.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Duncan and Pastor Terry Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Marie M. Sweet

Dec. 26, 1924 — March 4, 2008

Marie M. Sweet, 83, 1321 U St. Bedford, died at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Manor Nursing Home, Bedford.

She was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Parsons, Kan., the daughter of Carl David and Mildred Rosella (Lombard) Moore. She married James S. Sweet on Dec. 18, 1946, in Los Angeles, Calif., and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2003.

She was a retired Registered Nurse.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, a member Quarry Quilters in Bedford, and (SCAVI) South Central Association of the Visually Impaired.

Survivors include two sons, James Bradford Sweet and wife Cynthia of Dallas, Texas, and Spencer L. Sweet of Bedford; one daughter, Donna Robinson and husband Eugene Jr., of Bedford; seven grandchildren; five great -grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one brother, James Moore of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Robert Howard Sweet in infancy; and three brothers, Marvin Moore in infancy, and Donald & Robert Moore.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, in Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Naomi ‘Tootsie’ White

Nov. 17, 1939 – March 6, 2008

Naomi F. “Tootsie” White, 68, of Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehab in Bedford.

Born Nov. 17, 1939 in Williams, she was the daughter of Basil and Ruth (Beavers) Baker. She married Robert White on October 28, 1966, and he died on August 24, 2005. She was an assembly worker at RCA and was a member of RCA Breakfast Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Acton of Bedford; one son, Steve White of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and one brother, Gary Baker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Marsha Gotwals and two brothers, Dean and Gene Baker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Leif Erik Hansen and Ralph Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Naomi at www.daycarter.com.

March 6, 2008

Patricia J. Haley

Nov. 21, 1929 — March 4, 2008

Patricia Jean Haley, 78, Cambridge Square, Bedford, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Toronto, Canada, the daughter of Stanley Elmore. She married Edward Haley in 1976, and he preceded her in death in 1986.

She was a nurse’s aide at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She received her nursing certification from Children’s Hospital in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Survivors include two daughters: Brenda Miller and husband Mark of Springville, and Shelley Smith of Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada; six grandchildren: Justin Smith of Winnepeg, Megan DeBoeck and husband Chris of Winnepeg, Jessie Smith of Winnepeg, Barry Miller of Bedford, Jacinda Allen of Springville and Ariale Miller of Springville, and one great-grandchild, Brayden Miller of Bedford.

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

Cremation was chosen, There will be no funeral or calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services for cancer patients.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Allan W. Johnson Sr.

Aug. 23, 1950 — March 4, 2008

MITCHELL — Allan W. “Al” Johnson Sr., 57, Mitchell, formerly of Jacksonville, N.J., passed away at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 23, 1950, in Mount Holly, N.J., he was the son of Edgar and Margaret (Prostler) Johnson. He married Barbara A. Gerber on July 22, 1989.

He was a truck driver and had been employed at Bedford Recycling. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He was the owner and driver of a stock car and enjoyed NASCAR racing.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara A. Johnson of Mitchell; children: Allan W. Johnson Jr. of Bedford, Paul A. Johnson of Bedford, Kristen N. Leggieri of Mitchell and Sean F. Leggieri of New Jersey; one brother, Stanley Johnson of Juliustown, N.J.; and grandchildren: Blaine Johnson, Hayden Johnson, Skylar Leggieri and Meriah Lee.

His parents and sister, Elizabeth Baxter, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Tilghman Funeral Home in New Egypt, N.J.. Burial will be in Juliustown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell

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

Patricia L. Sanders

July 9, 1927 — March 5, 2008

Patricia L. Sanders, 80, 137 Old Needmore School Road, Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born July 9, 1927, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Leonard and Nellie (Mitchell Rose) Patrick. She married Howard Sanders on March 11, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1993

She was retired from JayC Corp. in Bedford, and also worked at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington. She was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church in Needmore, a graduate of Ellettsville High School with the class of 1945, was past president of the Needmore School PTO, a founding member of the Oolitic Baseball League, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Andrew Sanders and wife Ranae of Bedford; one brother-in-law, Herb Ray of Ellettsville; and two nieces: Barbara Rumple and Suzanne Harding, both of Ellettsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Connie Sue Sanders in infancy; one sister, Wanda Ray, and a great-aunt, Frances Harding.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Billy Brim and Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Music will be provided by Brother Clarence Brown. Burial will follow in Bass Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Steve Sons, Mike Shaffer, Dale Gould, Lloyd Sanders, David Bailey, Bennie Barnett, Mike Swango, and Jeff Swango.

Lucy M. Jones

Lucy Maxine Jones, 82, Bedford, died at 2:10 a.m. today at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Carolyn M. Banks

Carolyn M. Banks, 57, Bedford, died at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

March 5, 2008

Charles R. Parson

Sept. 4, 1944 — March 3, 2008

Charles Robert Parson, 63, 1024 Kelso Road, Mitchell, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday in Mitchell.

Born Sept. 4, 1944, in Martin County, he was the son of Walter Parson and Marjorie Richardson Edwards. He married Paula Edwards on Jan. 26, 1974, in Mitchell, and she survives.

He retired from Kimball Office in Salem, and also worked 20 years at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell.

He was a member of Mitchell Church of Christ, U.S. Navy veteran, member of Mitchell V.F.W. and Mitchell American Legion, and also was former president of the Mitchell Little League Baseball.

Surviving with his wife, Paula Parson of Mitchell, are his mother, Marjorie Edwards; two sons: Paul Michael Parson and wife Tracie of Jacksonville, N.C.; and Jeremy Dow Parson and wife Janet of Virginia Beach, Va.; two daughters: Gwen Sisco and husband Mark of Orleans and Debra Miller of Los Angeles, Calif.; nine grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Lindsey, Justin, Jimmy, Audrey, Matthew, Austin, and Falin; and two brothers: Rick Parson of Jasper, and Robby Parson of Evansville

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by the Mitchell American Legion.

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

March 4, 2008

Leland J.T. Blackwell

Jan. 24, 2008 — March 1, 2008

Leland Joshua Thomas Blackwell, five weeks, son of William and Rebecca (Kirkman) Blackwell, passed away Saturday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 24, 2008, in Bedford.

Surviving are his parents, William and Rebecca Blackwell of Mitchell; brothers: Matthew Sears at home, Liam Blackwell, Jonesville, Va., and Lachlan Blackwell, Jonesville, Va.; grandparents: Cecil and Jeannie Blackwell, Bedford and Jeff and Sharley Kirkman, Bedford; great-grandparents: Jane Sykes, Sharon Kirkman, Thomas Kirkman, and Albert and Luella Sims Jr., all of Bedford; great-great-grandmother, Bernice Sims of Bedford; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Willard and Ruth Blackwell.

Graveside services will be at noon Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating.

Friends may call from 10-11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Casketbearers will be: Jeff Kirkman, Cecil Blackwell, Josh Blackwell and Cody Freeman.

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

Helen Staggs

July 13, 1925 — March 2, 2008

Helen Staggs, 82, Garden Villa, formerly of 722 J Street, Bedford, died at 8:23 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa.

Born July 13, 1925, in East Oolitic, she was the daughter of John and America (Buckner) Staggs.

She was an assembly line worker at GE in Bloomington, retiring in 1987. She attended Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ray (Mary) Chenault of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor David Ferry and Pastor Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Helen Staggs.

Raymond ‘Dale’ Pennington

Oct. 19, 1923 — March 2, 2008

Raymond “Dale” Pennington, 84, 1475 North Pike Road, Bedford, formerly of Altoona, Fla., after retirement from Crane, died at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, the son of Raymond and Beulah (Chambers) Pennington. He married Betty Jane Byrd on April 17, 1948, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was a retired electrical motor repairman & electronic tech at NWSC Crane retiring on Jan. 29, 1978. He then lived in Florida for 23 years before returning to Bedford. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a Needmore High School graduate.

Surviving with his wife, Betty J. Pennington of Bedford, are two sons: Jan Pennington and Jack Pennington and wife Cynthia, all of Bedford; one daughter, Joan Workman and husband Nicholas of Deland, Fla.; four grandchildren: Seth Myers and wife Julie, Michael Pennington and wife Stacey, Diana K. Stewart and husband Joey, and Andrew Pennington; six great-grandchildren: Micayla Pennington, Alissa Myers, Ethan Pennington, Matthew Myers, Kaitlyn Stewart, Evan Stewart; one brother, Dean Pennington and wife Wanda of Bloomington; and one great aunt, Annetta Diehl of StoneBridge in Bedford.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford. Burial will follow with military rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford.

There will be no visitation.

March 2, 2008

Donna D. Haub

Sept. 18, 1930 — March 1, 2008

Donna Dean Haub, 77, 451 S. 9th Street, Mitchell, died at 4:16 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

She was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Lawrence County, the daughter of George W. and Idis (Solomon) Brown. She married Joseph Edward Haub on April 22, 1952, in Mitchell, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 1991.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Karen Cornett of Orleans and Patty Canada of Bedford; two brothers, Robert Keynon of Mitchell and Marvin Mears Jr., of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including, niece Sally Begarly of Bloomington, and nephews, Larry Sallee of Mitchell and Bill Sallee of Orleans.

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

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be: Chuck Sallee, Steven Sallee, Joe Sallee, Charles Knight, Brian Knight, Damion Gaddis, Brooklyn Gaddis and Jason Gaddis.

Carl D. Robbins

Feb. 7, 1941 — Feb. 29, 2008

BEDFORD — Carl David Robbins, 67, of 791 Coxton Road, Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

Born Feb. 7, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John F. and Nellie (Carter) Robbins. He married Margie Hawkins on Sept. 29, 1967 and she survives.

He retired as a lineman for Cinergy PSI after 30 years. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie No.654 and the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM.

Survivors include his wife, Margie, of Bedford; one son, Curtis D. Bennett and wife Tammie of Bedford; four daughters, Vickie J. and Tom Reynolds of Bedford, Paula J. Gaines and husband Jimmy of Mitchell, Julie Beth Knight of Orleans, and Joyce Ann Hardwick of Springville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Breedlove of Indianapolis and Georgia Roberts of Bedford; two brothers, John Robbins of Bedford and Earl Robbins of Bloomington; and his best friend, Don “Bub” Owens of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary with Masonic Rites being conducted at 7 p.m. by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM.

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

Leland M.J. Blackwell

Infant Leland Michael Joseph Blackwell, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Billy J. McLaughlin

Billy J. McLaughlin, 78, Shoals, died Sunday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Raymond D. Pennington

BEDFORD — Raymond Dale Pennington, 85, Bedford, died at 11:27 p.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

March 2, 2008

Amelia Mascio, 88

March 4, 1919 — Feb. 29, 2008

Amelia Mascio, 88, of Bedford, died at 7:43 a.m. on Friday, February 29, 2008, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born March 4, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bennie and Stephania (Desimon) Mascio. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church for over seventy years.

Survivors include four sisters, Betty True and her husband, Don, of Bedford, Evelyn Baker of Oolitic, Josephine Sherwood and her husband, Bill, of Atlanta, GA, and Ann Manzenberger of Bradenton, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Sgt. Raymond Mascio, who was killed in WW II.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3rd, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rev. Rob Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Monday, March 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Grace United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Amelia at www.daycarter.com

March 1, 2008

Edith R. Watson

Sept. 7, 1915 — Feb. 28, 2008

Edith R. Watson, 92, 3710 Kenny Simpson Lane, Bedford, died at 5:32 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Luther and Lena (Harrell) McKnight. She married James E. Watson on Feb. 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death.

She retired from NWSC Crane in 1986 as supervisor of the sewing department; she had also worked at Reliance Shirt Factory in Bedford.

She was a member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, James Watson and wife Teresa of Bedford; one granddaughter, Joanna Watson of Bedford; one step granddaughter, Deanna Leatherman of Bedford; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Cantrell of Wisconsin and Jean Chaney of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, June Watson in 1986; two brothers, Homer and Bill McKnight; and two sisters, Helen Parks and Ruth Batman.

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

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

Eliza Bee Johnson

March 12, 1919 – Feb. 29, 2008

Eliza Bee Johnson, 88, of 924 George Johnson Road, Medora, died at 11:53 a.m. on Friday at her residence.

Born March 12, 1919, in Four Mile, Ky., she was the daughter of George Washington and Sally Bell (Spicer) Noble. She married George W. Johnson on Jan. 14, 1938, and he died on Nov. 20, 2003.

Eliza was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She retired from farming along with her husband after 69 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville.

Survivors include five sons, Raymond Johnson and his wife, Martha, Willard Johnson and his wife, Connie, all of Bedford, Frank Johnson and his wife, Mary of Otwell, Richard Johnson of Medora, and George Junior Johnson and his wife, Renee of Washington; four daughters, Edith Kemper, Marie Baker and her husband, Johnny all of Bedford, Mary Allman and her husband, Wayne of Seymour, and Betty Ann Dion and her husband, Tommy of Texas; grandchildren, Sherry Lynn Brown, David Johnson, Danny Johnson, Michael Godwin, Linda Laughlin, Scott Johnson, Mary Alice Garcia, George Wesley Johnson, Brent Kemper, Lois Marie Edwards, Johnny W. Baker Jr., Richard Baker, Nathan B. Allman, Angela R. Allman, Matthew Scott Johnson, Amy R. Johnson, Alisha J. Johnson, Raymond Irvine Dion, Thomas Patrick Dion, Ashley Renee Johnson, Brittany Renee Johnson, Andrew Paul Johnson, Amanda Gromley and Jim Gromley; great-grandchildren, Bonnie Osborn, Sean Godwin, Kristen Godwin, Sarah Godwin, Tony Laughlin, Steve Laughlin, Chris Laughlin, Abby Johnson, Laura Johnson, Chelsea Johnson, Matthew Scott Johnson, Lindsay Garcia, Lauran Garcia, Eric Johnson, Devin Johnson, Trinity Hope Edwards, Kimberly Ann Baker, DeMarco Mercado, Lauren Johnson, Caleb Ireland and Joy Johnson; three brothers, Hubert and Raymond Noble of Ohio and Howard Noble of Bedford; and two sisters, Faye Rice and Arkie Jones both of Austin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, George; one son, Graden, five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville with Pastor Larry Mallet officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Emmanuel Lutheran Building Fund or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

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