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2008-04 (April)

April 30, 2008

A. Marvadean Eagan

Feb. 19, 1936 — April 29, 2008

A. Marvadean Eagan, 72, of 204019 Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 19, 1936, she was the daughter of Ora T. and Ethel B. (Lewis) Eagan.

She had worked for Fines Clothing Factory in Bedford and St. Simicon Conductor in Bloomington.

Survivors include three brothers: Charles H. Eagan and wife Jane of Fayetteville, Leroy T. Eagan and wife Mardelle and Larry D. Eagan and wife Saundra all of Williams; one sister-in-law, Lavinia Eagan of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Roberta; and six brothers: Loren, Dean, Gene, William, James and Alphalee Eagan.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service Friday at the mortuary.

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

Edna M. Sears

Aug. 13, 1933 — April 29, 2008

Edna M. Sears, 74, of 201 Sixth Street, Oolitic, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born Aug. 13, 1933, in Red Springs, N.C., she was the daughter of M. G. “Buck” and Charlotte (Hall) Houtchings. She married Clayton Eugene Sears August 22, 1953 and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1993.

She retired from NWSC Crane in 1993 and was currently employed at Casey’s General Store in Oolitic. She was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one son, Hollis Sears of Bedford; one daughter, Marla Brown of Paoli, 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Jean New of Vine Grove, Ky. and Linda Grey of Paoli; and two brothers: Robert and James Houtchings both of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters: Carol Ann and Ida Mae Sears; one son, Harold Sears; and one sister, Ruth Kidd.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 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 Edna at www.daycarter.com.

April 28, 2008

Devon K. Hensley

July 13, 1992 — April 26, 2008

Devon Kaid Hensley, 15, of 1634 Church Camp Road, passed away unexpectedly at 2:36 a.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center of cardiomyopathy, where he was surrounded by his family.

Born on July 13, 1992, in Bloomington, he is the son of Chuck and Ericka (Flynn) Hensley. Devon was a freshman at Bedford North Lawrence High School, where he was a good student. He played on the freshman baseball team, where he was better known as “Chop” — a true teammate.

Devon was also a member of the Boys Club where he enjoyed playing all sports. He was a member of the Silver Star traveling basketball team where, in his sixth grade year, the team was 63 and 3, competing nationally.

He was also a part of the Bedford Middle School football and basketball teams, along with playing basketball in his elementary school days at Lincoln Elementary.

Next to his love of sports was his love of music. He aspired to follow in his father’s business and was in training at Midwest Youth Tournaments.

He will be greatly missed and remembered as the best big brother and friend to all who knew him.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford; two brothers: Dillon and Drew, both at home; his paternal grandmother, Geneva Hensley of Heltonville; two uncles: Brad Hensley of Heltonville and Dennis Hensley and wife Janice of Bedford; four aunts: Marcia Winegar and husband Ronnie of Heltonville, Wanda Henson and husband Jim of Fort Ritner, Sharon Ray and husband Harold of Heltonville, and Cindy McLemore of Indianapolis, and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Elbert Hensley; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Flynn; and one uncle, Earl Hensley.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church, 15th and K streets, Bedford, with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Devon Kaid Hensley baseball scholarship fund that is being established.

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

Rowland O. Bates

July 20, 1938 — April 26, 2008

Rowland O. Bates, 69, 601 V Street, Bedford, died at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday at Core Nursing Home in Bedford

Born July 20, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of William and Lucile O. (Osterloh) Bates. He married Virginia Knight on June 6, 1986, in Bedford and she survives.

He was a retired horse trainer and also worked at Elliott Limestone in Bedford.

He attended meetings with the Bedford Jehovah Witnesses.

Surviving with his wife, Virginia Bates of Bedford; is one brother, Russell Bates of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ronald Bates

Graveside rites will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens where burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

April 27, 2008

John J. ‘Jack’ Crouch, 82

Dec. 21, 1925 — April 25, 2008

John Joseph Crouch, 82, of Bedford, passed away at 6:32 p.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born on December 21, 1925, in Nashville, TN, he was the son of Lawrence Edgar and Frances (Dubuisson) Crouch. Jack attended Indiana University, playing varsity football as an “I” Man in 1943. Jack then toured with the US Navy as Quartermaster 2nd class in the South Pacific from 1944-1946. Upon return, he finished his education at Evansville College and was a member of the 49ers Purple Aces football team. Jack began his career as an auditor for Standard Oil Co. and Indiana State Board of Accounts. He became a CPA in 1972 and practiced in Mitchell and Bedford for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and organizing washer tournaments. Jack married Helen L. Trinkle in 1976 and she survives.

Surviving with his beloved wife, Helen, of Bedford, is one sister, Patricia Marx and her husband, Frank, of Hamilton, OH; his children, Cathy Crouch of Evansville, Thomas Crouch of Carmel, Barbara Will and her husband, Steve, Timothy Crouch and his wife, Barbara, and Daniel Crouch, all of Evansville; Marjorie McBride and her husband, Larry, of Wadesville; and Shawn Crouch and his wife, Lisa, of Merritt Island, FL; stepchildren Carla Huffman of Bedford, Pamela Long of Overland Park, KS, and Brenda Cummins and her husband, Jeff, of Bloomington; six grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 28th, from the Elmwood Chapel of Day and Carter Mortuary, with Rev. Ronald Mercer officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Cecil Martin Post No. 250. Cremation will follow. Friends may call at Day and Carter Mortuary from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour. The family requests that the memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Annis Colleen (Prince) Hughes Vaught, 75

Feb. 19, 1933 — April 25, 2008

Annis Colleen (Prince) Hughes Vaught, 75, of Bedford, passed away at 7:33 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born on Feb. 19, 1933, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Orlando and Goldie (Deckard) Prince. She first married Lloyd Hughes Jr. He passed away in November of 1967. She later married Jess Vaught and he passed away in 2004.

She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian and RCA. She enjoyed gospel music and televangelists.

Surviving are one sister, Nina Reynolds of Bedford; one brother Vernon E. Bartlett and wife Betty of Indianapolis; one niece, Becky Keithley of Heltonville; two daughters-in-law, Bonnie Watson Hughes and Wilma Mynatt Hughes; four grandchildren Mandy Hughes Jones and husband Tony, Larry Hughes, Justin Hughes and wife Lisa and Edward Hughes; seven great-grandchildren, Dillion, Kristi, Dusty and Dakota Pemberton, Trey, Alexis and Donavan Hughes; four step-great-grandchildren, Abbey, Chasity, Torry, and Aaron; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Garry Hughes and Larry Hughes; and one granddaughter Samantha Hughes.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day and Carter Mortuary with Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Hanson Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to light a candle and sign the guest book for Annis at: www.daycarter.com.

April 26, 2008

Helen L. Stidam

August 20, 1925 — April 25, 2008

Helen L. Stidam, 82, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Jackson County, the daughter of John and Ruby (Foster) Wilkerson. She married Charles Stidam on Sept. 12, 1941, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1979.

She owned and operated the Leesville Grocery Store for many years.

Survivors include three sons, Everett (Judy) Stidam, Roy Stidam, and Charles (Ellen) Stidam Jr., all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Kenny Stidam, Charles Stidam III, Ladana Parker, Jeremy Stidam, Maressa Stidam and Vickie Moore; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Freddie Stidam; three brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leesville Cemetery.

Brenda S. Terrell

Dec. 21, 1950 — April 24, 2008

Brenda Sue Terrell, 57, Mitchell (Huron community) passed away at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at her residence

She was born Dec. 21, 1950, in Orange County, the daughter of Dwayne and Dorothy (Hensley) Flick.

She was employed at General Motors and was a member of UAW Local No. 440. She graduated from Springs Valley High School in 1968 and was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoyed farming and raising livestock.

Survivors include her daughter, Cassie Yvette Terrell, Mitchell; son, Timon Venus Terrell and friend Karen Neal, Huntingburg; sister, Barbara Jean Ragains and friend, Robert Gadau, of Pennsylvania; brothers Russell (Linda) Flick. West Baden Springs, Ray (Gaile) Flick, French Lick, and Rick Flick, West Baden; a sister-in-law, Vickie Flick, Mitchell; and grandchildren, Jordan Andrew Terrell and Ronald Tyler Terrell, both of Huron and Amber Michelle Martin of French Lick.

Her parents; brother, Roy Flick; and grandparents, Preston and Luella Flick and Chester and Mae Hensley, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Martindale officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday at the church.

Casketbearers will be: Jordan Terrell, Ronald Tyler Terrell, Russell Flick, Ray Flick, Rick Flick and Brad Nicholson.

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

April 25, 2008

Rev. Neal E. Partain

May 13, 1938 — April 23, 2008

Mr. Rev. Neal Edwin Partain, 69, of Bedford, formerly of Seymour, passed away Wednesday at his home.

Rev. Neal was born May 13, 1938, in Lapel, the son of Willis and Minnie Partain. On April 24, 1960, in Columbus, he married Anna Belle Hurt and she passed away Nov. 17, 2004.

Rev. Partain graduated from Lapel High School. Having felt a strong call to Christian ministry, he enrolled and graduated from the University of Indianapolis. While a student at U of I, he obtained a teaching certificate and taught Language Arts in the Whiteland and Southport Junior High Schools. He entered United Theological Seminary in Dayton, in 1967. While a seminary student, he pastored three E.U.B. churches near Portland, and was ordained a United Methodist pastor in 1970.

Since being ordained he had served United Methodist Churches in Wilkinson, Morgantown, Bloomfield, Whiteland, Salem, Nashville, and finally Seymour, where he retired from the ministry June 30, 2003.

Rev. Neal is survived by two daughters, Diana Lynn (Thomas A.V.) Talbert, and Mary Jane Vandeventer; grandchildren, Sara Talbert, Aaron Talbert, Ben Vandeventer, and Luke Vandeventer; and sister, Sheila Hackleman.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church, 201 East 3rd Street, Seymour, Dr. P.T. Wilson and the Rev. Steve Cherry will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown, with a Voss Dove Release.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Voss Funeral Service, 316 North Chestnut Street, Seymour, and from 2 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorials may be written to the First United Methodist Church Mission Fund.

Online condolences are available at www.vossfuneralservice.com.

April 23, 2008

Kenneth ‘Moe’ Siniard

March 22, 1943—April 21, 2008

Kenneth “Moe” Siniard, 65, of Williams, died at 3 a.m. Monday at his residence.

Born March 22, 1943, in Athens, Ala, he was the son of Odie and Ruby (Ridenger) Siniard. He married Trudy Wade on June 30, 1965, and she survives.

He was a welder for Manchester Tank in Bedford. He was a member of the Country Christian Church, U.A.W. Local No. 2158 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving with his wife, Trudy, is one son, Brian Siniard of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Lori Tincher and husband Jeff of Williams; five grandchildren: Shalana Siniard, Jesse Siniard, Dillon Siniard, Jaden Tincher and Clayton Tincher; and three brothers: Earl and Marcus Siniard both of Ellettsville, and Harvey Siniard of Athens, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers: Ottis, Thomas and John Siniard.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Buck Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Old Union Christian Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

April 22, 2008

Dorothy A. Hatfield

May 29, 1926 — April 20, 2008

Dorothy Ann Hatfield, 81, Bedford, died at 3:25 a.m. Sunday at Westview Nursing Center in Bedford.

Born May 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herbert Edgar and Lottie (Roberts) Williams. She married Oren Dale Hatfield on July 19, 1947, and he survives.

She was a teacher’s aide and reading tutor at Englewood Elementary School, and volunteered at the Bedford Public Library as an adult reading tutor.

She taught Sunday School for a total of over 30 years at the Englewood and Liberty Baptist churches. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Oren Dale Hatfield, Bedford; sons: James Dale Hatfield and wife Denise (Young), Timothy Lew Hatfield and fiancee´Rebecca French, all of Bedford; and David Lee Hatfield and wife Elizabeth (Ryan) of Camby; daughters: Sandra Gail Hatfield and husband Ron Mundell of Terre Haute and Brenda Sue Adams and husband Jim of Coos Bay, Ore.; brother, Richard A. Williams of Bloomington; cousins: Josephine (Williams) Carpenter of Bedford and Frances (Williams) Pfister of Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nancy Ellen Williams; and two brothers: Herbert Arthur Williams and Robert Dale Williams.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Englewood Baptist Church with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Carl T. Lucas

April 10, 1947 — April 20, 2008

Carl T. “Tommy” Lucas, 61, Bedford, died Sunday at his residence.

Born April 10, 1947, in Breckenridge County, Ky., he was the son of Archie Henry and Lula Mae (Dugeon) Lucas. He married Mary Elizabeth Basinger on Dec. 22, 1977, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was retired.

He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Mary E. Lucas of Bedford; are three daughters: Lisa Ann Lucas of Florida, Patricia Lynn Stalker of Bedford, and Angela Carol Lucas of Plainfield; one son, David Basinger of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters: Ruby Clark and Virginia Smith, both of Patesville, Ky., Marie Sharp of Hawsville, Ky., and Mildred Burton of Hardinsburg, Ky.; and one brother, George Franklin Lucas of Glendean, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Carl T. Lucas Jr.; and one brother, Otis Lee Lucas in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. There will be a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Carl Lucas family in care of the funeral home.

John S. Pilman

Dec. 3, 1917 — April 21, 2008

John S. Pilman, 90, 114 Pleasant View Drive, Mitchell, died at 4 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 3, 1917, in Brownstown, he was the son of John H. and Effie (McKain) Pilman. He married Marguerite G. Stanfield May 27, 1948, in Seymour, and she preceded in him in death on July 19, 2007.

He was a retired quarry foreman at Lehigh Portland Cement Company in Mitchell and also was a quarry foreman at Lehigh in Brownstown.

He was a member of Mitchell Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Lions Club and Mitchell American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Brownstown High School.

Survivors include one son, John Jeffrey Pilman and wife Danute of Lake Zurich, Ill.; one grandson, Lance Stengel of Port Barrington, Ill.; and two sisters: Lucille Ross of Plainfield and Marjorie Strouse of Brownstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers: Bill Pilman, Delbert Pilman and Oscar Pilman; and two sisters: Nina Robertson and Lora Richards.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion.

Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

April 21, 2008

Floyd ‘Peck’ Terrell Jr.

Sept. 4, 1925 — April 20, 2008

Floyd “Peck” Terrell Jr., 82, Mitchell, passed away at 3:18 a.m. Sunday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

Born Sept. 4, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Floyd and Gussie (Davis) Terrell Sr., He married Rosemary Kemple on Jan. 15, 1944, and she preceded him in death on May 30, 2003.

He was formerly employed at General Motors, Donaldson Bakery and operated the Mitchell Bowling Lanes for several years. He enjoyed his family and fishing.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, serving in the First Marine Division and fought in battles for Palau Island and Okinawa Island. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include son, Danny Terrell, Mitchell; daughters, Twila (Butch) England, Nina Parsley, and Teresa (Stan) Edwards, all of Mitchell; brothers, Tom Terrell, Salem, and Larry Terrell, Paoli; sisters, Jenny (John) Cornwell, Connie Terrell, and Luann Austin, all of Paoli, Susan Deaton, Mitchell, Joan Barnett, Bedford, Mary Morgan, Indianapolis; special friend, Wanda Knight, Mitchell; 18 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; sisters, Evelyn Rush, Gladys Owen, Imogene Terrell and Ardith Mink; brothers, James Shelton and Fredrick Fultz; four grandsons; Trent, Andrew, Klay and Krey Edwards, 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. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in 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. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be Dana Dunbar, John Barlow, Dave Grissom, Danny Compton, George James and Jon Allen.

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

Natasha R. Stillions

Dec. 25, 1985 — April 19, 2008

Natasha Rose Hatfield Stillions, 22, Norman, died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

She was born Dec. 25, 1985, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of Leonard and Rhonda (Bowles) Hatfield. She married Ben Stillions on March 15, 2008.

She was a homemaker and had worked as a beautician at Precision Cutz Salon and Spa in Bedford.

She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 2004 and attended Ivy Tech in Bloomington. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Ben Stillions of Norman; one son, Lane Matthew Stillions of Norman; her mother, Rhonda Weldon and husband Garry of Bedford; her father, Leonard Hatfield Jr. of Panama City, Fla.; her father- and mother-in-law, Michael E. and Candie S. Stillions of Mitchell; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Angela Bowles of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Alta Hatfield of Pulaski, Ill.; two sisters, Alicia Hatfield of Springville and Kara Hatfield of Bedford; one brother, Scott Hatfield of North Carolina, two sisters-in-law, Jessica Stillions of Shoals and Brittaney Stillions of Mitchell; one brother-in-law, Tim Stillions of Shoals; one niece, Gracie Hatfield of Springville; one nephew, Clayton Phillips of Springville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Leonard Hatfield; and great-grandparents, Marvin and Alice Bowles and George and Mary Eisenback.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the trust fund for Lane Matthew Sillions.

Arnold ‘Porky’ Woods

July 31, 1930 — April 20, 2008

Arnold “Porky” Woods, 77, of 222 Westwood Drive, Bedford, died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born July 31, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Basil and Maysel (Maudlin) Woods. He married Donna McDonald on Jan. 31, 1988, and she survives.

He retired from GM Powertrain as a die setter after 50 years. He was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440.

Surviving with his wife, Donna; are three sons, Arnold Woods Jr. and wife Beverly of Norman, William Woods and wife Debbie of Mitchell, and Michael Woods and wife Naomi of Campbellsburg; one daughter, Rosetta Elliott and husband Sam of Campbellsburg; one stepson, Steve Webb and wife Michelle of Springville; several grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Cobb and husband Webster of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Inas Foster, Anna Terry, Bill Woods, Nobel Woods (his twin brother) and Phyllis Marilyn Woods.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Doug Elliott and Brother Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

Jessica A. Case

Dec. 7, 1982 — April 19, 2008

Jessica Ann Case “Angel”, 25, of 2905 Ted Jones Drive, Bedford, died on Saturday.

Born Dec. 7, 1982, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Carri Smith and Walter Case. She was a student at Oakland City College.

Survivors include her mother, Carri Smith of Bedford; her father, Walter Case of Bedford; her grandparents, Jeri and Phil Cain of Bedford, and P.J. and Eva Smith of Crossville, Tenn.; several aunts and uncles and cousins.

Private services for family and friends will be at 8 p.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Elbert A. Ritter

Oct. 21, 1921 — April 20, 2008

Elbert A. Ritter, 86, of Springville, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Elbert, also known to some as “Honey,” was born Oct. 21, 1921, the son of Otto and Oma May (Sowders) Ritter. Elbert married Ona Mae McPike on June 20, 1947 and she preceded him in death on August 24, 1996.

He retired after 30 years at General Motors in 1979.

He enjoyed his life. He loved his family and friends, collecting and restoring his FARMALL tractors and spending time with his children. His hobbies were making wooden bowls and other wood working.

He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Ritter and wife Leann of Bedford and Jerry Ritter and wife Debby of Springville; one daughter, Susan Easton and husband Eric of Springville; grandchildren, Tammy Ritter, Angela Ritter, Tara Palmer and husband Brandon all of Tulsa, Okla., Paul Owens and wife Bridgett of Bedford, Troy Ritter and wife Andrea of Anchorage, Alaska, Trisha Patton and Stephen Easton, both of Bedford; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ellis “Red” Ritter and wife Bernice, Ermil “Joe” Ritter and wife Peggy, and Otis “Otie” Ritter and wife Vernice; and two sisters, Lucille “Lucy” Hedrick and Ada “Dolly” Deckard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ona Mae; two sisters, Evelyn Cracraft and Mary Louise (in infancy); and one brother, Ervin “Bud” Ritter.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Ritter and Frank Binford officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

April 20, 2008

Mildred Gee-Wever, 89

Jan. 3, 1919 — April 18, 2008

Mildred Gee-Wever, 89, of 15 Kern Street, Williams, died at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008, at the home of her son.

Born January 3, 1919, in Peerless, she was the daughter of Alva and Clara (Turpin) Owens. She married Morris R. “Cotton” Gee on January 18, 1936, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1979. She then married Winford Wever, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Williams.

Survivors include one son, Morris Duane Gee and his wife, Anna, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Dezarae Johnson and her husband, Brent, of Vincennes, and Kyle Gee and his wife, Audrey, of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Karlie and Nicholas Johnson and Gaven and Jerzee Gee; one sister-in-law, Nellie Owens; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one son, Jackie Lee Gee; one daughter, Kathy Diane Gee; four brothers, Cecil, Owen, Ralph and Edward Owens; three sisters, Francis Pruett, Dorothy Inman and Mary Simmerman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21st, 2008, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Kenny Adams and Pastor Tom East officiating.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th, 2008, and 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church in Williams. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mildred at www.daycarter.com.

April 18, 2008

Nancy Sue Otte

March 22, 1939—April 17, 2008

Nancy Sue (Hite) Otte, 69, of 2540 Mount Pleasant Road, died at 2:40 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was a graduate of Clear Creek High School and had a bachelor’s degree from Ball State and master’s degree from Purdue University. She was administrator of the Title I program for North Lawrence Community Schools for 29 years.

Surviving are her husband, Ervin G. Otte; two sons: Brian Otte of Bedford and Alan Otte of Crandall; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister: Carolyn Dolby of Warsaw.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to Youth for Christ or the Nancy Otte Scholarship Fund. Friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Nancy at www.daycarter.com.

April 17, 2008

Miriam S. Wilson

Aug. 2, 1917 — April 15, 2008

Miriam “Sue” Wilson, 90, Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

She was a retired clerk at the Paoli Bargain Center and a Home HealthCare aide.

Survivors include two sons: Robert Mills and Benjamin Mills, both of Indianapolis; one daughter, Billie June Hall of Florida, and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick with James F. Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

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

Elizabeth Henderson

Oct. 18, 1918 — April 16, 2008

Elizabeth “Betty” Henderson, 89, 3100 Shawnee Drive, Bedford, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Oct. 18, 1918, in Kahoka, Mo., she was the daughter of Claude and Lily (Alexander) Fish. She married Orris Richards and he preceded her in death in 1954. She married Lawrence “Sam” Henderson on April 15, 1962, in Lawrence County, and he died Feb. 24, 1995.

She was a retired Certified Medical Assistant for Dr. Reid Crosby. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bedford and past president of the Indiana Society of Medical Assistants.

Survivors include one sister, Iris Wood of Bedford; a niece, Ann Steele and husband Byron of Bedford; a nephew, Tim Sargent and wife Fran of Shingle Springs, Calif.; and three other nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, Richard and John Fish; and one sister, Judith McCarrell.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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

Helen M. Beretta

Sept. 27, 1917 — April 16, 2008

Helen M. Beretta, 90, of Bedford, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born Sept. 25, 1917 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Eliab and Ellen (Summerville) Pattison. She married Fred Beretta in October 1948 and he preceded her in death in November 1962.

She had been employed with the Bedford School system and NWSC CRANE. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. She was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include two daughters: Susan Clark of Bedford and Diane Conley and husband Mark of Fairland; three grandchildren: Scott Clark of Bedford, Mary Clark of Indianapolis and Jordan Conley of Fairland; and one brother, Harry Pattison of Noblesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers: William and John David Pattison; and three sisters: Ethel Harris, Emma Gennett and Edith Baker.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Charlie Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Barbara A. Murdy

Sept. 20, 1947 — April 11, 1008

Barbara Ann Murdy, 60, 176 Sunny Slope Circle, Bedford, died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford, after an extended illness

She was born Sept. 20, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Lester Watson and Phyllis Watson Appel. She married Richard M. Murdy on Dec. 24, 1971, in Belton, Texas, and he survives.

She was a registered nurse for 30 years in the Bedford area.

She was a member of Faith Mission Church in Bedford, a U.S. Army Veteran of Vietnam where she served as a registered nurse, was a graduate of St. Lukes Nursing School in St. Louis, Mo., in 1969, and Mehlville High School in St. Louis in 1966.

Surviving with her husband, Richard M. Murdy of Bedford; are one son, Jacob M. Murdy and wife Amanda of Bedford; her mother, Phyllis Appel and step-father Ervin of St. Louis; her father-in-law, Robert Murdy of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Sanders and Dorothy Spriet of Quad Cities, Ill.; two sisters and one brother, Nancy, Anita, and Lester all of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Watson; one brother, Buddy, her grandparents, and her mother-in-law, Patricia Murdy.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 33 Bedford.

Friends may call from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home

April 16, 2008

Harry Blevins

Sept. 11, 1927 — April 13, 2008

Harry Blevins, 80, of Bedford, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, who received the Army Occupation Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. While in the service he was a marksman instructor and was later a member of the VFW in Jasper.

He worked as a lumberjack for his father’s sawmill, drilled natural gas wells and retired from Texas Gas, where he was a natural gas measurement specialist.

Mr. Blevins was an avid hunter who enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and spending time with his family. He was a very giving man who set a fine example for his children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Ann Jones Blevins; his parents, Blaine and Pauline Perkins Blevins; and his son, Harry Steven Blevins.

Survivors include his son, Mark Blevins of Bloomington; his daughter, Valerie Stine of Fort Meyers, Fla.; five grandchildren, Dustin Winterrowd, Aimee Melford and Steve Blevins, all of Fort Meyers, Fla., Scott Blevins of Henderson, Ky., and Whitney Lovell of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Justice Winterrowd of Fort Meyers, Fla., Phoenix Blevins, Stormy Blevins and Aspen Blevins, all of Henderson, Ky., and Kali Blevins of Henderson, Ky.; five siblings, Helen Vanover of Calhoun, Ky., Mattie Ford of Lebanon, Tenn., Maxine Anders of Independence, Va., Blaine Blevins Jr. of Whitetop Va., and Garland Blevins of Fairfax, Va.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Glenn Funeral Home Chapel in Owensboro, Ky. Burial will be in Brushy Fork Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Helen Beretta

Helen Beretta, 90, Bedford, died at 12:15 a.m. today. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Miriam Wilson

Miriam “Sue” Wilson, 90, Judah, formerly of West Baden, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick.

April 14, 2008

Peggy A. Mattix

Nov. 27, 1944 — April 12, 2008

Peggy Ann (Hubbard) Mattix, 63, 2128 J St., Bedford, died at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday at her residence.

Born Nov, 27, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elbert and Roberta (Hawk) Hubbard, and was raised by Francis & Violet Weir. She married James Mattix at the Central Church of Christ in Bedford on May 29, 1964, and he survives

She worked at Walgreens in Bedford. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ, Bedford

Surviving with her husband, James Mattix of Bedford; are one son, Jeff Mattix and wife Sherry of Bloomfield; two daughters, Lori Davis of Mitchell and Alysha Mattix of Bedford; four grandchildren, Chastity and Kendall Davis of Mitchell, and Sarah and Samantha Mattix of Bloomfield; and two great-grandchildren, Luke & Hailey Terrell of Mitchell; and one brother, David Hubbard and wife Sondra of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and Francis & Violet Weir, who raised her.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

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

Martha J. Brown

Oct. 11, 1918 — April 12, 2008

Martha J. Brown, 89, Bedford, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

She had been employed at the NWSC Crane Officers Club for 15 years and the Odon school cafeteria for three years.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Brown, Bedford; one daughter, Mary Jean Beasley, Shoals; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery near Odon with the Rev. Max Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home Odon Chapel.

Wayne F. Potts

May 13, 1924 — April 13, 2008

Wayne F. Potts, 83, 430 Sycamore Drive, Bedford, died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He retired as manager of Farm Bureau Insurance; and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Ruthie (Wininger) Potts, Bedford; a daughter, Sherri E. Elliott, Bedford; two sons, Gary W. Potts, Henderson, Nev., and Barry K. Potts, San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Potts, Bedford; and several cousins.

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

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Barbara Murdy

Barbara Murdy, 60, of Bedford died at 1:40 p.m. on Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford. Arrangements pending at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

April 13, 2008

Robert R. Younger, 64

APRIL 23, 1943 — APRIL 11, 2008

Robert R. Younger, 64, of Bedford, died 9:45 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 23, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Ray Bert Younger and Millison Speer Younger.

A lifelong resident of Bedford, he retired from General Electric in Bloomington as an assemblyman.

He attended Shawswick Schools and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include one son, Randy Younger and wife, Cheryl, of Bloomington; one daughter, April Younger of Bloomington; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his mother, Millison Younger; one sister, Libby Tirey and husband, Scott, of Mitchell; one brother, Jerry Younger and wife, Jo, of Orlando, Fla.; four nieces and several great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home Bedford. Burial will be at Pinhook Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

April 12, 2008

Betty J. Spires

Aug. 13, 1931 — April 10, 2008

Betty Jeanette Spires, 76, of Garden Villa, formerly of Needmore, died at 11 p.m. on Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 13, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Emery and Marguerite (Link) Charles.

She was an assembler at RCA in Bloomington for 35 years and was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Mason and husband Gary of Linton and Leann Groh and husband Brian of Judah; one son, Jerry Spires and wife Teresa of Judah; two sisters, Gloria Arthur of Needmore and Wanda Weilbaker and husband Ronnie of Judah; two brothers, Jack Charles and wife Ruthie of Avoca and Robert Charles and wife Harriet of Brooksville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Barry Blackwell, Jamie Walker, Justin and Jesse Spires, Dylan and Dusty Groh; five great-grandchildren, Tyler Cliver, Jacob Blackwell, Bria Templeton, Lacey Walker and Kayne Spires; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Burial will follow in the Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 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 Betty at www.daycarter.com.

April 11, 2008

Betty J Strunk

Feb. 21, 1959 — April 9, 2008

Betty Jane Strunk, 49, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday at the Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pine Knot Funeral Home in Pine Knot, Ky. Burial will be in the New Light Cemetery in Winfield, Tenn.

Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Strunk was born on Feb. 21, 1959, in McCreary County, Ky., to the late Harley and Martha Jones Phillips.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Tabernacle of Praise in Bedford, Indiana.

Besides her parents; she was preceded in death by a brother, Harley Phillips, Jr.; and a sister Brenda Worley.

Surviving family include her husband Mikel Strunk whom she married June 11, 1977. During their thirty years of marriage they were blessed with three children, Jason Strunk of Bedford, Susanna (Sam) Harness of Bedford and Michelle Strunk of Bloomington; and two precious grandchildren Julia and Zaine Harness.

There are five surviving brothers, Roy Phillips of Whitley City, Roger Phillips of Bedford, Larry Phillips of Loogootte,, Arthur Phillips of Bedford, and David Phillips of Bedford; and three surviving sisters, Mary Phillips of Bedford, Joyce Deckard of Bloomington, and Geneva Jones of Bedford.

Mary Richardson

Dec. 8, 1916 — April 9, 2008

Mary Richardson, 91, of Bedford, died at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bliss House.

Born Dec. 8, 1916, she was the daughter of Rev. Clyde and Mabel (Moyer) Black. She married Horace Richardson on April 25, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2007.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Montavon and husband Bruce of Bedford, Janet Smallwood and husband Don of Delray Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Christy Surgeoner, Dan Smallwood, Beth Schindler, Amy Fuchs, Karen Johnson and Michael Montavon; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Stewart; two sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Ahlmeyer and the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday and from noon 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 Mary at www.daycarter.com.

Catherine Howell

May 10, 1922 — April 9, 2008

Catherine Howell, 85, of Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born May 10, 1922 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Anna (Pace) Eisele. She married Homer E. Howell on Nov. 15, 1940 and he died Nov. 23, 1968.

She was a homemaker and a former member of the Hoosier Hills Doll Club. She graduated from the Tunnelton High School with the class of 1940 and enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Anne Jones-Ackeret of Seymour and Dolly Axsom of Leesville; one son, Jeffery E. Howell of New Albany; two granddaughters, Patricia Ann Jones Skeen of Indianapolis and Kimberley Hunter Beatty of Ft. Wayne; one grandson, John E. Jones of Madison; three great-grandsons, Daniel Jones, Andrew Jones and Charlie Skeen; two step-great-granddaughters, Alysa and Victoria Skeen; a special friend, Clara Deaton who was like a daughter; special nephews, Jerry Chandler of North Vernon and Mike Chandler of Bedford; and a special niece, Carole Anderson of New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Ruth Chandler; one brother, Jim Eisele; and two sons-in-law, Delmar Axsom and Charlie Jones.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

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

Betty J. Spires

Betty J. Spires, 76, Bedford, died at 11 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 10, 2008

Hudson James

Kirk Aaron True

April 7, 2008 — April 7, 2008

Hudson James and Kirk Aaron True, 114 7th St. Oolitic, died shortly after birth at 7:57 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Survivors include their parents, Philip and Michelle (Ramsey) True of Oolitic; a brother, Logan Gore of Oolitic; maternal grandparents, Richard and Diana Ramsey of Springville; paternal grandparents, Fred and Evelyn True of Mitchell; maternal great-grandparents, Stanley and Faye Hicks of Bedford; maternal aunt and uncle, Scott and Wendy Ramsey of Williams; maternal uncle, Brett Ramsey of Springville; and paternal aunt and uncle, Pete and Jennifer Isom of Mitchell.

They were preceded in death by their maternal great-grandparents, Ralph and Daisy Ramsey; and paternal great-grandparents, Alvin and Frances True, and Roy and Elizabeth Van Tassel.

Friends and family are welcome to attend graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Archie V. Turner

April 20, 1933 — April 9, 2008

Archie V. Turner, 74, 591 Donica Church Road, Bedford, died at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was a long-time farmer, blacksmith and had worked in the limestone industry as a quarry worker.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of Bedford; three daughters: Paula L. Fraley, Starke, Fla., Patty Chastain and Polly Shields, both of Bedford; five grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Turner, Harrodsburg; and one sister, Judy Turner, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dive Christian Church in Bedford with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Margarete Thompson

Aug. 7, 1929 — April 9, 2008

Margarete Thompson, 78, of 8010 U.S. Hwy 50 W., Mitchell, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

Born Aug. 7, 1929, in Lampertheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Johannes and Elizabeth (Gabmann) Lenhardt. She married Larry D. Thompson on Dec. 4, 1971, and he survives. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flea markets and yard sales.

Survivors include her husband, Larry of Mitchell; one daughter, Monika M. Smith of Daleville, Ala.; one son, Hans Braun and wife Maria of Bedford; two grandsons: Eddie Johnson and wife Lisa of Madison, Ga., and Hans A. Braun Jr. and wife Terri Jo of Bedford; four granddaughters: Patricia DeLoach of Marianna, Fla., Tina Snellgrove and husband Scott of Anniston, Ala., Nikki Ford of Anniston, Ala., and Angela Ramsey and husband Randy of Bedford; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, three brothers and one great grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Research or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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

Linda K. Ford

July 1, 1953 — April 9, 2008

Linda Kay (Watterson) Ford, 54, of 1114 17th Street, Apt. 4, Bedford, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 1, 1953, in Paris, Ill., she was the daughter of Cecil Earl and Ruby (Stevens) Watterson. She married Kenneth Ford and he survives.

She was a homemaker. Linda enjoyed going to yard sales with her mom, shopping at Wal-Mart and dining out.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, of Bedford; her mother, Ruby, of Bedford; a son, Bill Allen and wife Missy, of Bedford; a daughter, Amanda Hamilton of Mitchell; two sisters: Connie Sue Christensen of Bedford, Betty Lou McClusky and husband Joe, of Oolitic; two brothers: James Edward Watterson and wife Gaynelle of Bedford, Cecil Watterson and wife Janet of Bloomington; four grandchildren: Matthew and Katelyn Allen, and Terry and Jonathan Hamilton.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Watterson; and a son, Tony Ray Allen (in infancy).

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

April 8, 2008

Calita Job

Oct. 22, 1914 — April 5, 2008

Calita Job, 93, Mitchell, formerly of Quincy, died Saturday at her residence.

She was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Owen County, the daughter of Victor Cleveland and Vlora Mae (Smith) Black. She married Glen Job, on April 3, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1995.

She was a retired elementary school teacher from Cloverdale Elementary and Ridpath Elementary, and was the Postmaster at Quincy.

She was a member of the Quincy Baptist Church, a 50-year member of the Ivanhoe Chapter No. 151 of O.E.S. in Gosport, the Retired Teachers Association, and was a graduate of the Indiana State Teachers College and DePauw University.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Whiting of Indianapolis, two grandchildren: Bruce Whiting and wife Anna of Mitchell, and Vicki McClain and husband Russell of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren: Brandon Russell “Rusty” McClain, Cody McClain, Calli McClain and Nia Whiting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers: Clyde Black and Kenneth Black.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale with the Rev. Perry Mager officiating. Burial will be in Cloverdale Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Gary D. Trimble

Jan. 8, 1947 — April 5, 2008

Gary Dean Trimble, 61, Springville, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Gary previously owned Bloomington Auto Parts and GT Towing.

He is survived by his wife Julie (Shields) Trimble; two sons: Isaac Trimble and Carl Eli Trimble; two daughters: Ashley Elkins and Brandie Martindale, all of Bloomington; four brothers: Michael Trimble of Spencer, David Trimble of South Carolina, Brad Trimble of Bloomfield, and Sid of Spencer and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Great Harvest Ministry Center, 1107 S. Fairview St., Bloomington. Pastor Tony Taylor and the Rev. Fred Stanger will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice or Harvest House Soup Kitchen.

West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.

Gerald A. Gribben

Feb. 9, 1950 — April 6, 2008

Gerald A. Gribben, 58, Bedford, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

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

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

April 7, 2008

Katherine M. Inman

Nov. 7, 1924 — April 5, 2008

Katherine May Inman has gone to her rest, trusting in the promises of Jehovah God that there will be a resurrection to life in a perfect world. She left this life April 5, 2008, at home with the family she loved and raised around her.

She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 7, 1924, to Alex Thomas and Bertha Lena (Harmon) Woodward. She married Robert G. (Vic) Inman May 29, 1942, and he also sleeps in Jehovah’s memory, having died on Aug. 10, 2007, interrupting a marriage of 65 years. They were both members of the Bedford Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Katherine is survived by a brother, Burl G. Woodward (Lena) of Bedford, a host of Witness brothers and sisters who loved her dearly, two daughters, Saundra “Sandy” Arthur (Darrell) of Springville and Peggy Martin of Avoca-Eureka Road, Bedford; one son, Richard “Rick” of Bedford; five grandchildren, Robert “Bobby” Arthur (Beverly), Springville, Randall Arthur, Oolitic, Kelly Arthur, Bloomington, Maureen Workman (Jerry), Springville, and Melanie Howe (Rick), Springville.

Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Brian Martin-Howe, Rachael Martin-Howe, Jarred Arthur, Jody Arthur, Emma Arthur, and Indy Annagail Workman; and three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a large, extended family.

Two sisters and five brothers preceded her in death, Ruby Elizabeth Pritchett, Jesse Thomas, Paul Wayne, and Ronald Eugene Woodward, and in infancy, William, Richard and Inez Woodward.

Those remaining must endure without her quiet encouragement, her gentle hand, her smile and ready laughter, and take comfort in the steady convictions of her faith. All who knew her will sorely miss her. May she soon hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Douglas Kimball and Brother Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Juanita J. Turner

Oct. 1, 1922 — April 5, 2008

Juanita J. Turner, 85, of Bedford died at 6:50 a.m. on Saturday at the St. Francis Select Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Perry and Mary (Byers) May. She married Maynard J. Turner in 1943 and he preceded her in death on May 28, 1988.

She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church in Needmore. She had worked for RCA in Bloomington and for Central Foundry in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, Rickie Turner and wife Teresa of Williams, and Kenny Turner and wife Carol of Bedford; two daughters, Karen Goen and husband Richard of Needmore, and Marsha Bladen of Bedford; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard May and wife Phyllis of Needmore; one half sister, Helen Clampitt of Bloomington: and one sister-in-law, Pauline May.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one granddaughter Paula Godsey; and two brothers, John D. and Claude Edward May.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Johnny Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. 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 Juanita at www.daycarter.com.

April 4, 2008

William A. Eagan

Jan. 1, 1926 — April 2, 2008

William A. Eagan, 82, formerly of 704 H Street, Bedford, died at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

Born Jan. 1, 1926, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cleve and Mary A. (Brooker) Eagan. He married Phyllis C. Harris and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford with 34 years of service. He was a diecast supervisor.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. He attended Oolitic schools, was a member of the UAW Bowling league, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. But most of all being with friends & family. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Eagan of Bedford; four daughters, Betty Geabes, Bedford, Kathryn Oakley, Bedford, Karen Inman and husband Tim of Bedford, and Barbara Mundy of Ellettsville; six grandchildren, Bryan Geabes, Clarksville, Tamara Geabes Bayne, Bloomington, Zachariah Mundy, Bloomington, Deidre Inman, Bedford, Katelyn Inman, Bedford, and Jacob Inman, Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Cassandra Geabes Parker, Vacaville, Calif., Bryanna Geabes of Brownstown, and Audrey Bayne of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law, Sue Eagan & Janet Eagan of Bedford; several nieces & nephews; his caregiver, Andrea Hopkins, Bedford; and his loving housekeeper, Kelly Leveque, Bedford

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Virgil, Lee “Shorty,” Benny Ray, Clovis, Robert, Paul “Tank,” and Lloyd Eagan; one sister, Eva Mae Eagan; and two grandsons, Jeremy Oakley and Justin Mundy.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Pall bearers will be: Tim Inman, Bryan Geabes, Zachariah Mundy, Jacob Inman, Mike Bayne, & long time friend Paul “PW” Nolan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Limestone Girls Club and the Thornton Memorial Boys Club, Daddy Bill enjoyed many games at these facilities and supported all the athletes participating, his grandchildren and all other children.

April 3, 2008

D. David Douglas

Jan. 3, 1951 — April 1, 2008

D. David Douglas, 57, 2120 J Street, Bedford, died at 7:59 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Jan. 3, 1951, in Jackson County, he was the son of Robert B. and Lois E. (Moore) Douglas. He married Judith Douglas, who preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2005.

He retired from General Electric on Nov. 1, 2007, after 37 years of employment. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford and of IBEW local No. 2249.

Survivors include his parents, Robert B. and Lois E. Douglas of Bedford; three aunts: Kathleen Anderson and Ruth Lewis Hall, both of Bedford, and Annice Reynolds of Medora; and one uncle, Charles Carter Bobbitt of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by three uncles: Delbert Rodenberger, James Rodenberger and William Lee Bobbitt.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of D. David Douglas.

David Tanksley

Dec. 14, 1949 — April 1 2008

David Tanksley, 58, Mitchell, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday at his daughter’s residence in Bloomfield.

Born Dec. 14, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Roland Woodrow and Martha (Brewster) Tanksley. He married Beverly Conley on June 20, 1969.

He was formerly employed at Aleris Aluminum Recycling Company and was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly Tanksley of Bloomfield; a daughter, Jamie (Tanksley) Fielder and husband Chris of Bloomfield; a son, Richard Tanksley and wife Renee of Solsberry; a brother, John “Bud” Tanksley and wife Cricket of Mitchell; sisters: Sue Hughett and husband Ronnie of Bedford, and Patty Banks and husband Chet of Bedford; and eight grandchildren;

His parents; brothers: Jack Tanksley and infant Bobby Lee Tanksley; and infant sisters: Barbara JoAnn and Cheryl Diane Tanksley, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Chris Fielder, Chet Banks, Larry Conley, Steven Terrell, Jon Allen and Dewayne Hamlin.

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

Jack C. Elliott

Oct. 11, 1928 — April 2, 2008

Jack C. Elliott, 79, 1310 21st Street, Bedford, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Leona, Bedford; two daughters: Wanda Sanders and Sandra Bishop both of Bedford; one son, Michael Elliott, Bedford; one brother, Jim Elliott, Indianapolis; one sister, Bonnie Cook, Mitchell; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gary Baker and the Rev. Fred Barger 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. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by members of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church or the American Heart Associaton.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Tommy Worley

Feb. 4, 1945 — April 3, 2008

Tommy Worley, 63, of 609 Ninth Street, Oolitic, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday at the Hospice Center in Columbus.

Born Feb. 4, 1945, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of Tilford and Molly (Troxel) Worley. He married Brenda Phillips on March 4, 1964, and she preceded him in death.

He retired from General Electric in Bloomington in 1997 and was a Pentecostal evangelist.

Survivors include three daughters: Kathy Hostetler of Bedford, Lisa Strunk of Commiskey, and Misty Kersten of Spokane, Wash.; one son, Jeff Worley of Bloomington; seven sisters; five brothers; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Old Country Church in Springville with Pastor Rob Boles officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

April 2, 2008

Barbara K. Kinder

April 19, 1944 — March 28, 2008

Barbara K. Kinder, 63, of 514 E. 16th Street, Bedford, died at 9:38 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 19, 1944, in Anderson, she was the daughter of Cecil M. and Marguerite R. (Miller) Kinder.

She was employed as a clerical worker at NWSC CRANE for over 16 years.

Survivors include one sister, Joan Hickerson of Alexandria, and one brother, Donald M. Kinder of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Lee Kinder.

No services are planned. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Danny L. Ford

July 9, 1960 — March 31, 2008

Danny L. Ford, 47, of 1617 Second Street, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born July 9, 1960, in Bloomington, he was the son of Dempsey and Jackie (Miller) Ford. He married Helen Kidd on Jan. 19, 1984, and she survives.

He was a limestone quarry worker for Independent Limestone Company.

Survivors include his wife, Helen of Bedford; his parents of Springville; two brothers: Randy Ford of Heltonville and Steve Ford of Bedford; and his grandmother, Rosemary Ford of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Dwayne Ford.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery.

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 Danny at www.daycarter.com.

April 1, 2008

Bobby E. Daniel

Feb. 27, 1932 — March 31, 2008

Bobby E. Daniel, 76, 1301 13th Street, Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Prescott, Ark., to John Wesley and Odessa Daniel. He married Barbara J. Lingelbach Oct. 26, 1956, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1987 after 331⁄2 years. He was also a locksmith for many years.

He was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Bedford, U.A.W. Local No. 440 in Bedford, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving with his wife, Barbara Daniel of Bedford, are two daughters: Rhonda Lynn Spires of Bedford, Bridget Lynn Walls and husband Kevin of Bedford; a son, Ronald Eugene Daniel of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren: Robert Bradley Daniel of Gilman, Iowa, Heather Brooke Daniel of Indianapolis, Stephanie Edwards of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; five great-grandchildren: Gavin Oliver Daniel of Bedford, Gabriel Eugene Walls of Bedford, Kayla & Devin Daniel of Gilman, Iowa, and Devin Michael Edwards of Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; one step-great-grandchild, Brandon Pals of Gilman, Iowa; two sisters: Mary Adams and Lenora McWilliams of Prescott, Ark.; two brothers, Milton Daniel of Helena, Ark., and Roy Daniel of Prescott, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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