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2008-06 (June)

June 30, 2008

Virgil Rainey

Feb. 28, 1920 — June 28, 2008

Virgil Rainey, 88, of Bedford died at 8:37 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Feb. 28, 1920, in Bedford, he was the son of Melvin and Harriett (Miller) Rainey. He married Ruth E. McCain on April 20, 1938, and she survives.

He was co-owner of Rainey Brothers Scrap Yard in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include his wife Ruth of Bedford; one son, Jack Rainey and wife Linda of Bedford; two daughters, Judith Kaye Hardman and husband David of Bedford, and Martha Gayle Kennedy and husband Larry of Springville; 10 grandchildren, Bradley Joe Rainey, David Scott Rainey, Donald Keith Rainey, Brian Jon Rainey, Jacquline Ruth Rainey, Amber Lynn Branham, Sara Harrell, Deborah McCray, Craig Alan Hardman, and Tracy Leigh Carron; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lillian Woody of St. Cloud, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Walter, Lawrence, Richard, George, Earl and Frank; four sisters, Louise Pendley, Mary E. Rainey, Alma Johnson, and Vera Baker, his twin sister; four siblings in infancy; one grandchild, Shannon Rainey; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas Rainey.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Bradley Joe Rainey and Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Idabelle B. Webb

June 27, 1922 — June 29, 2008

Idabelle B. Wedd, 86, Martinsville, and a native of Bedford, died Sunday at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.

She was a retired assembler at RCA in Indianapolis.

Survivors include four daughters, Margaret P. “Peg” Broyer, Martinsville, Scarlett Whaley, Manchester, Tenn. Rolande Burch, Crawfordsville, and Diana Wilkinson, Shelbyville; one son, William Kenneth Webb Jr., Elwood; 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Martinsville, with the Rev. Mark Suter and the Rev. Becky Suter officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville, where graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Charles F. Todd

Jan. 14, 1921 — June 27, 2008

Charles F. Todd, 87, Mooresville, formerly of Bedford and a Mitchell native, died at 2:45 a.m. Friday at Millers Merry Manor Nursing Home in Mooresville.

He was a truck driver and welder for Sims Motor Transport and Moon Freight Lines, retiring in 1981.

Survivors include four sons; one daughter; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

A private burial was Sunday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

June 29, 2008

June A. Hutslar, 62

Jan. 18, 1946 — June 26, 2008

June A. (Steel) Hutslar, 62, of Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Thursday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was a retired home health nurse’s aid in Lawrence County.

Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Jill Wininger of Columbus; two sons, Kenneth Ray Hobson of Paoli and Kevin Duane Hobson of Columbus; and three sisters, Judy Freeman of Kansas, Mo., Joan Armstrong of Ohio and Joyce Black of Florida. Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary of Paoli is in charge of arrangements.

June 28, 2008

Wilbert L. Terrell

May 3, 1934 — June 26, 2008

Wilbert L. Terrell, 74, Bedford, died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa Nursing Home surrounded by all of his loved ones.

Born May 3, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Erie and Knoxie Terrell. He married Peggy Joyce Patton on October 3, 1953.

He was a masonry worker for 40 years and enjoyed his favorite hobby, buying and selling antiques.

He is survived by two sons, Homer Terrell and wife Amanda of Orleans, and Ricky Terrell and wife Sherry of Bedford; six daughters, Kathy (Terrell) Eagans and husband Marty of East Oolitic, Brenda (Terrell) Wilson and husband Floyd of East Oolitic, Helen Mae (Terrell) Pemberton and husband Robert of Bedford, Kelly (Terrell) Nicholson and husband Arthur of Bedford, Sherry Terrell and her companion Leslie Poole of Oolitic, and Betty Jo Terrell of Bedford; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vernie and Gary Terrell of Bedford; six sisters, Helen Deckard, Sharon Ratliff, Geraldine Gaines, Marsha Canada, Connie Murphy and Rita Henderson, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erie and Knoxie Terrell; wife, Peggy (Patton) Terrell; two sons, Michael Terrell and David Terrell; two daughters, Knoxie (Terrell) Brown and Rosetta Terrell; one grandson, Stevie Eagans; one great-granddaughter, Keyairian Caldwell; and one sister Catherine Hopkins.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Patton Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Becky Ryan officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lawrence R. Allen

Aug. 29, 1926 — June 27, 2008

Lawrence Raymond Allen, 81, of Bedford, died at 5:40 a.m. on Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Aug. 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ruel and Helen (Mosier) Allen. He married Dorothy Johnson on Jan. 19, 1944, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 20, 2005.

He was a retired truck driver from A&H Truck Lines. He was of the Christian faith and a member of the Masonic Lodge and Murat Shrine Club.

Survivors include two sons, John Allen and wife Sharron of Bedford, and Michael Allen and wife Susie of Oolitic; four grandchildren, Kelly McClure of Washington, Melissa Levine of Ft. Wayne, David Tatro of Oolitic, and Heather Speer of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Curtis McClure, Allison Levine, Ashley and Shelby Tatro, and Tiauna and Coleman Speer; and one sister, Ruby Harris.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wayne Allen.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Green Hill Cemetery.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Thomas W. Cady

March 18, 1949 — June 26, 2008

Thomas W. Cady, 59, Bedford, died at 2:20 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born March 18, 1949, in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of Francis R Cady and Mahala May MacMillan. He married Jennifer Ann McFarland on March 18, 1988, and she survives.

He was a loader at the WalMart Distribution Center in Seymour for 10 years. He was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy with the Class of 1967 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Cady of Bedford; sons, Justus and wife Shawna, Charles Jr., Joseph, and Clayton and wife Angela, all of Bedford; daughters, Kaly Dalton and husband Troy and Teresa Caswell and hsuband Rich, all of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Elmer Cady and wife Nancy of Baltimore, Md., Gerald Cady of Elmira, N.Y., Rodney Cady of Baltimore, Md., and Herbert Cady of Elmira, N.Y.; and one sister, Patricia Hartman of Elmira, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymond Cady; and one sister, Sarah Waite.

Funeral services will be at 10 Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery in Williams.

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

June 27, 2008

Angela N. Cooper May 24, 1982 — June 25, 2008

Angela N. Cooper, 26, 10954 U.S. Hwy. 50 West, Bedford, died Wednesday from an auto accident

Born May 24, 1982, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Kimberly K. Hahn. She married Collin Cooper on July 24, 2004, in Bedford and he survives.

She was an LPN at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Surviving with her husband Collin Cooper of Bedford; are three children, Calab Long, Nicholas Cooper, Haley Cooper, all at home; one brother, Joshua R. Gilland and wife Rebecca of Aurora; her mother, Kimberly K. Hahn of Spencer; and her mother-in-law, Nancy Cooper.

Cremation was chosen.

Memorial visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

June 24, 2008

Melvin L. Hammel

April 27, 1914 — June 22, 2008

Melvin L. Hammel, 94, of Bedford, died 8:40 p.m. Sunday at Paoli Health & Living Center in Paoli.

Born April 27, 1914, in Versailles, he was adopted and raised by Frank and May Hammel. He was a graduate of Vevay High School.

He was first married to Portia Tevis and she preceded him in death. He married Mary Harris in 1956, in Bedford, and she died Feb. 2, 2007.

In 1950, Mel moved to Bedford. On July 31, 1951, he opened Jester’s Department Store in Bedford, and served as manager of that store from 1951 to 1964. In 1964, he bought Stephenson’s Clothing with Clyde Odaffer. In 1980, he opened Stephenson’s Clothing Store in the Stone City Mall in Bedford. On Nov. 1, 1983, the downtown store closed and he became the sole owner of the Stone City Mall store. He was owner/operator of Stephenson’s Clothing from 1964 to 1995.

He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the board of Dunn Memorial Hospital, where he volunteered as a Red Coat. He served on the Bedford City Council for three terms and served as a Lawrence County Commissioner for one term.

He was a member of the Christian Church in Orleans; the Shrine Club, the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge No. 14, all in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Melvin Tevis Hammel and wife, Patti, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three daughters: Sarah Lee “Sally” Warren and husband Bill, and Amy Lynn Hill and husband Henry, all of Bedford, and Laura Ann Bostic and husband Tom, of Orleans; nine grandchildren: Holly Kimbley, Heather Figg and Jim, Casey Hill, Cory Hill, Katie Bostic, Kyle Bostic, Jacob Bostic, David Hammel and Julie, and Beth Sutherland and Rush; 10 great-grandchildren: Brianna Clifton, Jeffery Clifton, Mackenzie Clifton, Kaleb Figg, Madison Figg, Jathan Howe, Taylor Sellers, Reagan Sellers, Samantha Wyndham and Benjamin Hammel.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wives.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Garden in Bedford with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Masonic memorial services will be conducted by the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvin and Mary Hammel Scholarship Fund at the Lawrence County Community Foundation.

David R. Bower

April 20, 1953 — June 22, 2008

David Ross Bower, 55, of Bedford passed away peacefully at 2 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born April 20, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Darwin A. and Norma Jean (Terry) Bower.

He retired from (NWSC) Crane. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid outdoorsman, beloved father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his mother of Bedford; one daughter, Michelle Chapman of Mitchell; one son, Chris Bower of Bedford; one brother, Butch Bower of Bedford; one sister, Debbie Gilliatt of Mitchell; and two grandchildren: Jordan and Jacob Chapman of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 23, 2008

Lois L. Barnard

Aug. 31, 1921 — June 20, 2008

Lois L. Barnard, 86, 1515 H Street, Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at Garden Villa of Bedford.

Born Aug. 31, 1921, in Buddha, she was the daughter of Charles and Lula (Sipes) Crane. She married A.T. Barnard on Feb. 3, 1944, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Tunnelton High School. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Her greatest pleasures in life were raising flowers and feeding birds.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Barnard and wife Donna of Columbus, and Danny Barnard of Ellettsville; two granddaughters, Lisa Sego and husband Stan of Bedford, and Tonya Williams and husband Tim of Mitchell; four great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and one brother, Haden Crane and wife Wanda of Bedford.

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

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund.

June 22, 2008

Lois L. Barnard, 86

Aug. 31, 1921 — June 20, 2008

Lois L. Barnard, 86, of Bedford, died Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was a homemaker.

Surivors include two sons, Charles Barnard of Columbus and Danny Barnard of Ellettsville and one brother, Haden Crane of Bedford.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund.

June 21, 2008

Jesse E. Williams

Dec. 12, 1936 — June 20, 2008

Jesse E. Williams, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Dec. 12, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Oscar and Cora (Tincher) Williams. He married Wilma Louise Young on Oct. 10, 1970, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2003.

He retired from Mitchell Optical with 20 years of service. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church, Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Tarr, Cindy Lee, and Donna Snow, all of Mitchell, and Connie Sachleben of Milton, Ky.; one son, Danny Fancher, Elmhurst, Ill.; sisters, Dorothy McCart, Mitchell, and Lorene Ashley, Bedford; 19 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife, daughters, Judy Williams and Roxann Byers; sisters, Mary Kathleen Sheeks, Maxine Hodges, and Betty Ritchison; and brothers, Warren, Harry, Clifford, and John Robert Williams, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be conducted by the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

June 19, 2008

Sylvio J. Bianchi

Aug. 27, 1925 — June 17, 2008

Sylvio John Bianchi, 82, of 83 Trogden Lane, Bedford, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1925, in San Jose, Calif., he was the son of Sylvester and Angelina (Vellutini) Bianchi. He married Iva Lee Hammond on Sept. 10, 1949, and she survives.

He retired as a special pricer for IBM in California. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army under General Patton with the Third Army.

Surviving with his wife, Iva of Bedford; is one daughter, Debbie Fike of San Jose, Calif.; one son, Syl John Bianchi of Campbell, Calif.; one grandson, Joshua Michael Bianchi of San Jose, Calif.; a nephew, Emmett Giurlani; and a niece, Jane Giurlani, both of San Francisco, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Emma Giurlani.

Private services will be conducted in California with burial at sea.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 17, 2008

Betty Jean Henderson

Nov. 1, 1927 — June 16, 2008

Betty Jean Henderson, 80, formerly of Mitchell, died Monday, June 16, 2008, at Whit River Lodge.

She was born in Lawrence County on Nov. 1, 1927, to William S. and Laura E. Andis Vowell. She married John Dale Henderson on June 3, 1950. He died in February 1970.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana (Gary) Rayhill of Mitchell; three sons, John Dale (Cindy) Henderson of Bedford, Jeffrey David Henderson of Bloomington, and Mark Anthony Henderson of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Gary D. (Stacy) Rayhill, Jr., of Mitchell, Sean Patrick Rayhill (fiancé, Jacinda Johnson) of Mitchell, Nathan Scott Bultman of Franklin, Laurie Ellen (Jason) Coward of Brownsburg, Jamie Allen Bennington of Bedford, Matthew Stephen Henderson of Bedford, Hannah Lynn Henderson of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara (Robert) Borden of Bloomington, and one brother, William (Bonnie) Vowell of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Brian Patrick Henderson; one daughter, Suzi Lynn Bultman, and two sisters, Carolyn Hampton and Wilma Gaiser.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be considered for paying funeral expenses for Betty Jean Henderson, in care of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

William Abraham Watson

June 14, 2008 – June 14, 2008

William Abraham Watson, infant son of Rick and Amy (Amstutz) Watson was stillborn, at 16 weeks, on June 14 at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Surviving with his parents are his grandparents, Chris and Sherry Amstutz of Williams and Russell and Brenda Watson of Bedford; one brother, Ricky Watson at home; and three half-brothers, Evan, Kyle and Tanner Watson.

Private services are planned.

Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Lawrence County. No calling hours are scheduled. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of William Abraham at www.daycarter.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

June 16, 2008

Betty Jean Cummings Sharp

Aug. 1, 1925 — June 13, 2008

Betty Jean (Cummings) Sharp, 82, Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, passed on peacefully to the Lord with her family at her bedside on June 13, 2008.

She will be remembered by her family and friends as a wonderful, caring woman who always put others befoere herself with a smile.

Betty was born in Bedford, Indiana on Aug. 1, 1925, to Rollie an Eva Cummings and married her high school sweetheart, Marshall Sharp, on may 4, 1944, recently celebrating their 64th anniversary.

She is survived by her husband, Marshall, and four children, Richard (Cindy) Sharp, De (Jerry) Lane, Deb Turner and Daena (Gary) Cooper; five grandchildren, Brittany and Bryan Turner, Mike and matt cooper and Brandon Lane, as well as two great-grandchildren, Hope Lane and Jacob Cooper.

Services will be at noon Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel 481 W. main St., Greenwood, Indiana. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or “Flags for Greenwood.” Her family would like to express their thanks for her wonderful care at University Heights.

Visit www.wilsonstpierre.com for online condolences.

Timothy Williams

March 9, 1956 - June 12, 2008

Timothy Paul Williams, 52, Oolitic, died Thursday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He worked formerly for Bedford Glass.

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Williams of Oolitic; his wife, Kyle Denise Williams of Mitchell; two stepsons, Shannon Lee Swank of Bedford and Jesse Joe Swank of Mitchell; two sisters, Cathy Parker and Lisa Owens, both of Bedford; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10- a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Timothy Paul Williams in care of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Jack Eugene McClintock

Nov. 1, 1931 — June 14, 2008

Jack Eugene McClintock, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, June 14, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born on November 1, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Herman McClintock and Elizabeth (Jackson) McClintock. He was an iron worker for 38 years, a 52-year member of the Ironworkers Union Local 22, and a member of the Independent Order of Foresters, Veteran of U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War. He first married Mary A. Sowders in 1956 and she died on May 2, 1989. Hhe then married Patricia (Pat) George on November 24, 1990, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife, Pat of Bedford are his children: Deb Shell and her husband, Kevin of Camby, IN; Shannon Darnell and her husband, Brad of Avon, IN; Michael E. McClintock and his wife, Shelley of Southport, IN, Eric McClintock and his wife, Christina of Mooresville; stepchildren: Shawn Waggoner and her husband, Terry of Springville, IN; Shannon McDermed of Bedford; 7 grandchildren: Jonathan Newkirk, Chris McKinney, Steven McKinney, Holly Hines, Andrew Knies, Kyle E. McClintock and Kimberly E. McClintock; 6 step-grandchildren: Bryan, Evett, Andrew and Aaron Waggoner, Robert Lucas, Nicholas Woolf; 3 great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren: one sister: Connie Bourne and her husband, Ed, of Plainfield, IN; 1 step-sister: Rosalie Weems and her husband, Don of New Whiteland, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Juanita Phillips, and first wife: Mary; 1 granddaughter: Heather McKinney and stepbrother: Allen Turpin.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 19th at 2 p.m. from the Conkle Funeral Home, 4925 W. 16th Street in Speedway, IN. Burial will follow in West Ridge Park Cemetery in Speedway. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 17 from 44 to 8 p.m. at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and on Wednesday, June 18 from 4: to 8 p.m. at the Conkle Funeral Home.

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

June 14, 2008

Betty J. Reuter

Feb. 16, 1924 — June 12, 2008

Betty Jean Reuter, 84, of 1817 E Street, Bedford, died at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday at her residence.

Born Feb. 16, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Oval and Flossie (Lee) Henderson. She married Don Reuter on March 30, 1941, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Don of Bedford; one son, Ronnie Reuter and wife Mary of Springville; five grandchildren, Kim Blackwell and husband Scott of Bedford, Kerry Reuter of Bedford, Susan Wykoff and husband Bob of Bedford, Steve Reuter of Blomburg, Germany and Donna Owen of Bedford; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Sears and wife Marcy of Bedford; and one sister, Janice Wagoner and husband Bob of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bob Bottorff; and one sister, Barbara Alhorn.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, and from noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Gary Wray, Larry Wray, Jack Sears, Bob Wagoner, Joe Roberts and Kenny Thompson.

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

Bessie R. Adams

Feb. 13, 1902 — June 12, 2008

Bessie R. Adams, 106, Bedford, died at 12 a.m. on Thursday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

She worked at the Harvey Department Store in Nashville, Tenn., for 32 years and was a bookkeeper for Nashville Lumber.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Shirley (McFadden) Brown, Nancy (McFadden) Phipps and William L. McFadden, all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Hester Haynes of Georgia, Bob Adams of Missouri, Tom Adams of California and June MacIndoe of South Carolina; many step grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m on Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church with Pastor Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

June 13, 2008

Charles M. Pridemore

March 13, 1936 — June 11, 2008

Charles M. “George” Pridemore, 72, Mitchell, passed away at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born March 13, 1936, in Huron, he was the son of Linza and Gathelene (Owen) Pridemore. He married Wanda Grissom on Oct. 1, 1999.

He retired from Hancock Trucking Company, and was a member of the Huron Church of God. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda Pridemore of Mitchell; a son, Charles Mark Pridemore, Ruskin, Fla.; daughter, Mari Colgan and husband Donald of Valrico, Fla.; stepdaughters, Marilyn Tarr and husband Joseph of Mitchell, and Cindy Lee of Mitchell; brothers, Donald Pridemore and wife Gloria of Huron and Lowell Pridemore and wife Elizabeth of Mitchell; sisters, Pearl Keller and Sue Conolty, both of Fond du Lac, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

His parents; brothers, Bob and Wendell Pridemore; stepdaughter, Nora Roxanne Williams; and granddaughter, Brandi Lee Colgan, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Mitchell Cemetery with Lee Hupp and Nick Pridemore officiating.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Casketbearers will be: Donnie Joe Colgan, Stefan Colgan, Larry Sanders, Gary VanWinkle, Bobby Tarr and Jeremy Dotts.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Charles M. Pridemore Memorial Fund.

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

Bernadette Beretta

Jan. 24, 1944 — June 11, 2008

Bernadette Beretta, 64, 2701 Western Ave., Bedford, died at 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Jan. 24, 1944, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Clifford J. and Marie (Lents) Reynolds. She married Loris L. “Lou” Beretta on Sept. 21, 1963, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford.

She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic School in 1959, and Bedford High School in 1963. She was a member and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fredricksburg, Texas. Bernadette was instrumental in the formation of the Problem Pregnancy Center in Bedford, and The Gabriel project in Fredricksburg, Texas. She was an unselfish person, who always thought of others first.

Survivors include her husband, Lou Beretta of Bedford; two daughters, Stephanie Dalton of Coalmont, and Carmella Newton and husband Phil of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Clint, Colt, and Cade Dalton of Coalmont, Andrew Endris and wife Lindsey of Bloomington, Breanna Endris of Mitchell, and Wyatt Newton of Mitchell, one great-grandson, Dylan Loris Endris of Bloomington; three sisters, Alice Oliver of Bedford, Jean Kafoure of Nashville and Dorothy Bates of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Endris; two brothers, David and John Reynolds; and two sisters, Doris Cherry and Donna Stanley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Problem Pregnancy Center in Bedford at 1629 Central Ave., Bedford or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services at 1619 N St. Bedford.

Casket Bearers will be: Brent Allen, Jeff Key, John Dixon, John Gould, Ty Matthews, Tom Webb and Larry Brown.

Estellee Gehl

May 1, 1914 — June 12, 2008

Estellee Gehl, 94, Paoli, died at 8:05 a.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include five sons, Herbert Gehl, Herman Gehl and Edwin Gehl, all of Paoli, Jim Gehl of Palmyra, and Joe Gehl of Orleans; three daughters, Janet Owens, Orleans, and Mary Vasileff and Carolyn Slover, both of Indianapolis; four sisters, Genevive Mackey and Lula Patton, both of Paoli, and Anna Jane Moore and Betty Grimm, both of Orleans; 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli with James F. Walters officiating. Burial will be in Community Cemetery.

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

Bessie R. Adams

Feb. 13, 1902 — June 12, 2008

Bessie R. Adams, 106, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord at 12 a.m. on Thursday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Feb. 13, 1902, in Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Henry A. and Elizabeth (Neely) Schell. She married Thomas R. Adams on May 1, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1968.

Bessie worked at the Harvey Department Store in Nashville, Tenn. for 32 years and was a bookkeeper for Nashville Lumber.

She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Shirley (McFadden) Brown, Nancy (McFadden) Phipps and William L. McFadden and wife Beverly all of Bedford; six great-grandchildren, Kelly Herndon, Mark Brown, Aimee Phipps, John McFadden, Emily Compton and Aaron Phipps; nine great-great-grandchildren, Tyler Herndon, Eric Herndon, Dylan Parsley, Abigael Parsley, Alexandria Parsley, Reece Compton, Mia Compton, Zoe Brown and Brooke Phipps; four stepchildren, Hester Haynes of Georgia, Bob Adams and wife Betty of Missouri, Tom Adams of California and June MacIndoe of South Carolina; many stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Thelma McFadden and son-in-law, James Robert McFadden; four sisters; three brothers; and seven stepchildren, David Adams, Rex Adams, Verna Rhoads, Paul Adams, Douglas Adams, Arrietta Stypinski and Eugene Adams.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church with Pastor Fred Barger officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

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

Betty J. Reuter

Feb. 16, 1924 — June 12, 2008

Betty Jean Reuter, 84, of 1817 E St., Bedford, died at 10:40 a.m. on Thursday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Don Reuter of Bedford; one son, Ronnie Reuter, Springville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Sears, Bedford; and one sister, Janice Wagoner, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and from 12 noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

June 11, 2008

Charles C. Burrage

Feb. 23, 1982 — June 9, 2008

Former Bedford resident Charles C. Burrage, 26, of Bisbee, Ariz., died June 9, 2008 in Bisbee.

He was born Feb. 23, 1982 in Bloomington to Bee Ann Brown and never married.

He was a construction worker and had attended Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Surviving are his grandmother, Mary Brown of Mitchell; his mother, Bee Ann Edwards of Nevada; a brother, John R. (J.R.) Burrage, U.S. Navy stationed in Italy; three aunts: Rosellen Reynolds of Mitchell, Helen Case and husband Kenny of Mitchell and Linda Elkins of Tennessee; two uncles; Robert Brown and wife Cathy and Arthur Brown and wife Angie, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Brown; a daughter, Angel M. Burrage; a brother, Victor Brown in infancy, and two uncles; Charles Brown and Jerry Reynolds.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 13 at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Edna Hancock

Feb. 7, 1927 — June 9, 2008

Edna Hancock, 81, of Bedford, died at 12:25 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008 at Garden Villa in Bedford surrounded by her family.

Born February 7, 1927 in New Hampshire, she was the daughter of Grover and Bessie (Ritchardson) Dicey. She married John Albert Hancock on March 29, 1958 and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1999. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four daughters; Florence (Flo) Todd and her husband, Jerry L., Donna Johnson and Heidi Cobb, all of Bedford and Iris Mulder of South Dakota; one son, Paul Hancock of Jasonville, IN; three grandchildren; Betty Wagner of Indianapolis, Edward Wagner and his wife, Amanda and Cassidy Cobb all of Bedford; two great-grandchildren: Darian Nelson and Dakkota Parkinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Sonja Hancock, one brother, David Dicey and one sister, Elizabeth Kozityeck.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Bass Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, June 12 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Vista Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Edna at www.daycarter.com.

June 10, 2008

Dusty Gene Fleetwood

June 23, 1981 — June 7, 2008

Dusty Gene Fleetwood, 26, of 1833 Guthrie Road, Bedford, formerly of Heltonville, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis.

Born June 23, 1981, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Rex Fleetwood and Pat Beavers. He married Celina Nelson on Oct. 6, 2007, and she survives.

He was a hod carrier for Whaley Construction and a member of the Hod Carriers Union Local No. 741. He was a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Celina, of Bedford; his dogs, Jagger and Mia; his mother and stepfather, Pat and Steve Beavers of Heltonville; his father and stepmother, Rex and Dianna Fleetwood of Bedford; one brother, Michael Fleetwood of Heltonville; three stepbrothers: Allan Beavers and his wife, Shani of Bedford, John Kimbley and his wife, Lucinda of Jasper, Kris Kimbley and his wife, Tiffany of Bedford; one niece, Katelyn Beavers; two nephews: Colton Beavers and Keaton Kimbley; his mother-in-law, Gloria Martin of Bedford; his aunt, Gyla Kinser and her husband, Jerry of Heltonville; cousins: Jerrod Kinser and Kena Peek; several other aunts, uncles and cousins, and his grandma, Rose Turpin of Heltonville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, at the Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford with Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, June 12, at the Hillcest Christian Church.

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

Edna Hancock

Feb. 7, 1927 — June 9, 2008

Edna Hancock, 81, of Bedford, died at 12:25 p.m. Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Feb. 7, 1927, in New Hampshire to Grover and Bessie (Richardson) Dicey. She married John Albert Hancock March 29, 1958, and he died March 27, 1999.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are four daughters: Florence Todd, Donna Johnson and Heidi Cobb, all of Bedford, and Iris Mulder of South Dakota; one son, Paul Hancock of Jasonville; three grandchildren amd two great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary with burial in the Bass Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to Vista Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Edna at www.daycarter.com.

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Jerry L. Greathouse

Dec. 10, 1930 — June 5, 2008

Jerry L. Greathouse, 77, 2524 Clover Lane, died at 6:55 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Dec. 10, 1930, in Martin County to Fred and Laverne (Baker) Greathouse. He married Mary Hackler Sept. 8, 1951, in North Carolina and she died in 1972. He married Dodie Albertson Sept. 30, 1978, and she died in 2007.

He was retired from NWSC Crane and also worked at Honey Krust Bakery and in insurance sales.

He was an U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and attended Shoals Community Schools, along with the Williams school.

Survivors include two daughters: Vonda Owens and husband Ed, and Monta Conner and husband, David, all of Bedford; four stepsons: Brian Roberts and Mike Gregory, both of Bedford, David Joe Gregory of Mitchell, and Jeff Roberts of Scottsburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; Jewell Dunham of Bloomington and Judy Cornett and husband Richard of Missouri; a brother, James F. Greathouse and wife Josia of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Tony Greathouse in 2002. Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

June 9, 2008

Madelyn Ruth Deckard

April 8, 1920 – June 8, 2008

Madelyn Ruth Deckard, 88, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 8, 2008.

She was born April 8, 1920, in Columbus, Ohio to Walter and Pearl Kinser. She was married to James William Deckard who preceded her in death.

They have four children, George Boyd Deckard, Sr., and his companion, Paula Cummings; Julia Louise Spires and Wayne; Jerry Don Deckard and Katie; James Edward Deckard and Roanna, all of Bedford. Madelyn had 16 grandchildren, three who have preceded her in death; 19 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren. She had six brothers who have gone on and five sisters, one living in Atlanta, Ga, Norma Jean Planner.

Madelyn was a member of Valley Mission Church and served the Lord since she was 17 years of age. Her motto was “Mind the Lord” as “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” She graduated from the old Red Deckard School House. As well as being a homemaker, she worked at Sarkes Tarzian, RCA and IU While working at IU she attended college in French Lick.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers will be “George” Deckard Jr., Timothy Deckard, James Riley, Ken Brewster, Sam Gillam, Donald Ballard and Robbie Deckard. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Madelyn at www.daycarter.com.

Harrison G. King

Aug. 28, 1934 — June 6, 2008

Harrison G. King, 73, Bedford, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 at his residence.

Born Aug. 28, 1934, in Lawrence County, Harrison was the son of Lawrence II, and Clara V. (Burton) King. He married Miriam E. Reynolds on June 15, 1956.

He retired from Kroger Company after 46 years of employment, farmed and served in the U.S. Army. He followed the Protestant faith and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1952.

Surviving are his wife, Miriam E. King, Bedford; daughter, Charlotte LeAnn Waltz and husband, Kent, Norman, granddaughter, Stephanie King Waltz, Norman; sisters; Rose Mary Haycox and husband, Hansel, Vine Grove, Ky., Dorothy Kirk and husband, Larry, Mitchell, and Janet Hickman and husband, Fred, Hardinsburg; brother, Hugh King, Oolitic, and a niece raised in the home, Kelly French, Lebanon.

His parents, infant son, Michael Bryan King, brother, James King, and sister-in-law Ruth Ann King, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Josh Brumfield and Rev. James Crane officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport 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. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Kent Waltz, Roger Reynolds, Bob Reynolds, Hansel Haycox, Fred Hickman, Larry Kirk, Jerald Smith, John Reynolds and Rob Reynolds.

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

June 8, 2008

Jerry L. Greathouse

Dec. 10, 1930 — June 5, 2008

Jerry L. Greathouse, 77, of Bedford, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was retired from Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, and he had also worked at the Honey Crest Bakery and in insurance sales.

Survivors include two daughters, Vonda Owens and Monta Conner, both of Bedford; two sisters, Jewell Dunham of Bloomington and Judy Cornett of Michigan; and one brother, James F. Greathouse of Florida.

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

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

Harrison G. King

Aug. 28, 1934 — June 6, 2008

Harrison G. King, 73, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

He worked at Kroger and was a farmer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam E. King; one daughter, Charlotte Waltz of Norman; three sisters, Rose Mary Haycox of Vine Grove, Ky., Dorothy Kirk of Mitchell and Janet Hickman of Hardinsburg; and one brother, Hugh King of Oolitic.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be at Lawrenceport Cemetery in Lawrenceport.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

June 7, 2008

Joseph E. Messick

Dec. 9, 1921 — June 5, 2008

Joseph E. Messick, 86, Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

He retired from Crane Naval Depot and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his friend and trusted partner, Betty Knight; one daughter, Karen Gardner, Lebanon; one son, Bill Messick, Worthington; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary McClellan. Bedford, Texas.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Worthington Cemetery with Larry Alvey officiating.

Online condolences are available at www.welchcornett.com.

June 6, 2008

Bessie Terry

June 21, 1918 — June 4, 2008

Bessie Utterback Watson Terry, 89, Mitchell, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born June 21, 1918, in Dunnville, Ky., she was the daughter of Perry and Mary Martha (Austin) Owens.

She was a homemaker and a retired nursing assistant at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mitchell Senior Citizens and active in community service. She was chosen as Hoosier Uplands Woman of the Year, and was a member of Stone City Red Hats.

Surviving are daughters, Wanda Sue Porter, Palmer, Tenn., and Martha Pearl (Bobby Joe) Luallen, Bedford; stepsons, Donald Terry, Noblesville, and Larry Terry, Indianapolis; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husbands, Willard “Bud” Utterback, James Watson and Chester Terry; son-in-law, Elmer Porter; brothers, Leo and Dewey Owens in infancy, and Alvin Owens; and sisters, Rose Singleton, Nettie Atwood, and Fannie Jeffries, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Daniel Hopkins and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens mausoleum.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Brent Porter, Kent Porter, Karen Luallen, Jim Schubauer, Leonard Porter and Alvin Long.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

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

David Wampler

Sept. 3, 1954 — June 5, 2008

David Wampler, 53, 572 Art Gallery Road, Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 3, 1954, in Sullivan, he was the son of Lloyd and Winnie (Scales) Wampler. He was formerly married to Sandra Sheppard of Bedford.

He was a security guard at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and St. Mary’s of the Woods College in Terre Haute. He was a member of New Hope Community Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons: Aaron Wampler and Dylan Wampler both of Terre Haute; one daughter, Tessa Wampler of Terre Haute; four grandchildren; a cousin, Katy Abel of Huron; and his former wife, Sandra Sheppard of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens,

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

June 4, 2008

Jean A. Cassity

Feb. 26, 1933 — June 3, 2008

Jean A. Cassity, age 75, of Bedford, and formerly of Elwood and Alexandria, died Tuesday, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Jean was born on Feb. 26, 1933, in Elwood, to the late Vernon and Francis Doris (Smith) Broyles. She married Ralph W. Cassity on April 21, 1951, and he survives.

She retired from the Elwood Community Schools where she taught third grade at Oakland and Washington Elementary schools. Jean was a member of the Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford and a former member of the Alexandria Church of Christ which currently meets in Anderson.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Cassity of Bedford; three sons: James Cassity and wife Debra of Bedford, Bradley Cassity and wife Christine of O’Fallon, Mo., and Jerry Cassity and wife Diana of Freedom; one daughter, Janet Schimmel and husband Jack of Elwood; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille McKnight and husband Phil of Elwood; one brother-in-law, Jack Marlow of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Margaret Marlow; and a brother, George Monroe.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood with Carl McMurray of the Church of Christ in Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Elwood. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bobbie J. Miller

June 9, 1927 — June 3, 2008

Bobbie J. Miller, 80, Westview Nursing and Rehabilitaton Center, formerly of R. 15, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born June 9, 1927, in Paducah, Ky., she was the daughter of Alton and Ruth (Barton) Lowe. She married William L. “Pat” Miller on June 30, 1946, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2002.

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

Survivors include one daughter, Diane Carol Miller of Bedford; three grandchildren: Tim Miller and wife Emily of Kansas City, Mo., Hollie Wood and husband Corey of Columbia, Ky., and Rebecca Miller of Evansville; and four great-grandchildren: Miller, Evie, Faith and Haven.

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

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Tim Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home

Frank Alex

Feb. 4, 1920 — June 2, 2008

Frank Alex, 88, Bedford, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away Monday at Bliss House in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Maywood, the son of Mike and Hazel (Kugelman) Alex.

Frank graduated from Decatur Central High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company (Tippecanoe Laboratories in Lafayette), after 36 years of service.

For many years he and his wife, Neva, split their time between Naples, Fla., Bloomington and Bedford. Frank was an avid bass fisherman, enjoyed bowling and through the years, refinished countless pieces of furniture for family and friends.

Loved by all, he will be greatly missed.

He was the beloved husband of Rose Nevajean (Conklin) Alex; father of Sue Carole (Jack) Kellams, Judith Anne (Tom) Ertl and Janie Lee (Norman) Lower; brother of Janet Gray, Pandily (Martha) Alex and Charles S. (Jenny Alex; grandfather to eight grandchildren: Anthony (Kathryn) Kellams, Pamela (Fred) Lewis, Stephanie Kellams Mansker, Jeffrey (Christine) Kellams, Angela Deal, Cynthia (David) Herlocker, Gary (Kim) Ertl, and Melissa (Darren) Butler; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lenda Neihaus; and brother, Chris Alex.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. Interment will be in the Clayton Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday.

Mary J. Lytton

Aug. 17, 1916 — June 2, 2008

Mary Janette Lytton, 91, of Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Melinda (Martin) Henderson. She married Lewis G. “Jerry” Lytton on July 23, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2003.

She was a retired ward clerk from Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, and a homemaker.

She was a 1935 graduate of Bedford High School and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and the Ludean Society.

Survivors include two sons: Lewis Bradley Lytton and wife Hope R. of Peachtree, Ga., and Jeffrey J. Lytton and wife Bernie of Bedford; three grandchildren: Jordan H. Lytton of Prescott, Ariz., Jeffrey S. Lytton and wife Lori of Bedford, and Jonathon J. Lytton and wife Cale of Avon; two great-grandchildren: Brandon S. and Ashley J. Lytton, both of Bedford; and one sister, Rowana M. Harp of Bedford.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or Hillcrest Christian Church in memory of Mary Janette Lytton.

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

June 2, 2008

Ira Keith

April 12, 1925 — June 1, 2008

Ira Keith, 83, of Fayetteville, died at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born April 12, 1925, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of Marshall and Pearlie (Kidd) Keith. He married Oreda Keith on May 21, 1947, and she survives.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Springville. He retired from Bedford North Lawrence School Corporation as a custodian at Heltonville School.

Survivors include his wife, Oreda of Fayetteville; three daughters, Delorise Bunch and husband William H. of Williams, Dewon Poole and husband Ralph D. “Frog” of Orleans, Susan George and husband Steven E. of Bedford; one son, Dwight Keith and wife Rebecca A. of Fayetteville; 14 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert Keith of Pulaski County, Ky.; four sisters, Zella Branscum, Vella Stevens and Wilma Adams all of Pulaski County, Ky., and Zula Conover of Shepherdsville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Arvil, Cordus, Delbert, Clint, Floyd and Paul.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Donald Branscum officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

June 1, 2008

Lloyd E. Deckard

Sept. 9, 1947 — May 29, 2008

Lloyd E. Deckard, 60, of Springville, died Thursday at his residence.

Born Sept. 9, 1947, in Monroe County, he was the son of Curtis Deckard Jr. and Dorothy (Baugh) Deckard.

He was a retired golf course worker.

Survivors include his wife, Sharlet (Myers) Deckard; one son, Robert Jenkins, and his wife, Beth, of Solsberry; one daughter, Tammie Deckard of Bloomington; his mother, Dorothy Scott of Bloomington; three granddaughters, Jennifer Bomgardner of Bloomington, and Bethany Richardson and Jessica Jenkins, both of Solsberry; and one great-granddaughter, Bailey Bomgardner.

He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Deckard Jr., and one brother, Mike Deckard.

There will be no services.

Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore, 48, of 5000 Stone Crest Drive, Bedford, died at 5:59 p.m. on Friday at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 14, 1960, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ralph and Donna (Pfaff) Moore. He retired from Schwarman Trucking in Mitchell and was a member of the Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; one daughter, Mistie Moore of Bedford; one son, Cody Moore of Bedford; one granddaughter, Alexis Greer of Bedford; one sister, Teresa Allison; one niece, Christie Allison; one nephew, Ryan Allison all of Bloomington; three uncles, Raymond and Russell Moore both of Bedford, and Ervin Pfaff of Arizona; three aunts, Emma Mallory and Patty Lucas both of Bloomington, and Joy Pfaff of Texas; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

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

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

May 31, 2008

Aaron M. Reed

Aaron Matthew Reed of Mitchell passed away May 22 at his residence.

He was the son of Gary and Loretta Reed.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He also was a graduate of Wyoming Technical Institute.

He is survived by a son, Kayden Reed of Paoli; his father Gary Reed of Mitchell; brothers, Mark Reed and his wife Susan of Indianapolis and Cameron Reed of Mitchell; and many friends, including close friends, Rebecca Cassidy of Mitchell and Maria Chance, originally from Bedford.

He was proceeded in death by his mother Loretta Reed.

There will not be a funeral. However, there will be a memorial service conducted for Aaron at 2 p.m. Monday at Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

Friends are welcome to come pay their respects.

Alice M. Byrley-Ethridge

June 17, 1920 — May 29, 2008

Alice Marie Byrley-Ethridge, 87, Mitchell, formerly of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born June 17, 1920, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of Albert and Bonnie (Webster) Smedler. She married Paul F. Byrley, Dec. 25, 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1997. Her next marriage was to James E. Ethridge on Oct. 25, 2000, and he preceded her in death on March 19, 2005.

She had been employed at Schultz Department Store in Terre Haute as an accountant, and was a member of the McDoel Baptist Church in Bloomington.

Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn S. (Butch) Robertson of Bedford and Alice Ann (Rick) Blocksom of Mitchell; grandchildren, Nikki (Joe) Stinson, Kristal Adamson and Jeremy (Heather) Robertson; and great-grandchildren, Makaylee Robertson and Kesley Marie Frye.

Her parents, both husbands, and brother, Albert Wayne Smedler Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday at the Roselawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Terre Haute with the Rev. Keith Taylor officiating. Entombment will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Lawrence County Cancert Patient Services in care of the funeral home.

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

Foster E. Gerkin

May 17, 2008 — May 17, 2008

Foster Elijah Gerkin, infant son of Ryan and Jessica Dawn (Hackler) Gerkin, was stillborn at 11:56 a.m. May 17 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are his parents, Ryan and Jessica Gerkin, Bedford; sisters, Ashleigh Dawn Hackler and Elizabeth Lauryn Gerkin; and brother, Chandler Dean Padgett, all at home; grandparents, Ron and Vickie Hackler, Bedford, Tom and Betty Gerkin, Bloomington, and Danny and Sue Compton, Mitchell; and great-grandparents, Roberta Lawyer and Wilma Roberts, both of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Peace at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Pastor Reno Bates officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Geoffrey W. Kenyon

Sept. 21, 1920 — May 29, 2008

Geoffrey W. Kenyon, 87, Mitchell, formerly of Salem, died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

He was retired from B.F. Goodrich and was a minister of the First Church of God in Indiana, Kentucky and Oklahome for 17 years and had worked at Armstrong Hardware.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle (Weidman) Kenyon; a son, Neil Edward Kenyon, French Lick; a daughter, Beverly Deaton, Mitchell; a sister, Thelma Hickman, New Albany; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem with Anthony Moore and Neil Kenyon officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

May 30, 2008

Rollie A. Tindal Jr

March 12, 1922 — May 28, 2008

Rollie A. Tindal Jr., 86, of Orlando passed away Wednesday at his home in Winter Park Towers.

Rollie was born in Bedford,on March 12, 1922, to the late Rollie A. Tindal Sr. and Gertrude B. Tindal.

He, along with his late wife Betty, owned and operated Tindal Hardware, the family business, for almost 30 years. Together they retired to Florida in 1977.

He was an active member of The First Alliance Church where his relationship with Jesus was nurtured and grew. He enjoyed golfing, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. Rollie loved babies and volunteered his time in the church nursery as often as possible.

Rollie served in the United States Navy as a flight navigator during World War II. He was also a lifelong member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Robert L. Mellen III; his son, Wes and his wife, Kathy; and his four grandchildren, Lauren, Andrew, Adam, and Ryan.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on June 6 at the First Alliance Church in Orlando.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 3800 Lake Underhill Road, Orlando, FL 32803 or to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

Judith F. Brock

July 26, 1947 — May 28, 2008

Judith F. Brock, 60, a resident of Westview Nursing and Rehabiliation Center, died at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 26, 1947, in Escondido, Calif., she was the daughter of Glen and Cleo (Nott) Veitor.

Survivors include her father, Glen Veitor of Kentucky; a brother, Gary Veitor of Michigan; three children, Lori Burton and husband Brian of Ferndale, Wash., Larry Kirk Brock and wife Hollie of Mitchell and Dorothy Denise Brock and her fiancé D.J. Vinberg of Kodiak Island, Alaska; five grandchildren, Andrew Burton and Josh Burton of Ferndale, Wash., Elizabeth Brock and Isabel Brock of Solsberry, and Oceia Marie Vinberg of Kodiak Island, Alaska; and the many friends and caregivers at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Center.

She was preceded in death by her mother and her first husband, Larry Kenneth Pruett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Holsapple officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital or the charity of one’s choice.

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

May 29, 2008

Shirley Root

July 21, 1941 — May 27, 2008

Shirley (Cox) Root, 66, 429 J Street, Bedford, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

She was born July 21, 1941, in Arapahoe, Neb., the daughter of Delbert and Beulah (Jones) Noltensmeier. She married Robert Root Jr. on Aug. 13, 1996, in Tennessee, and he survives.

She worked at worked at Stone City Products in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” Root Jr. of Bedford; two daughters, Carol Turner and husband Kenneth of Bedford and Katrina Lindsey of Martinsville; two grandchildren, Brandi Turner of Bedford and Aaron Lindsey of Martinsville; two sisters, Thelma Scoville of Washington State and Vera Waldrop of California; and one brother, Glen Noltensmeier of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Teresa D. Edwards

Dec. 19, 1952 — May 28, 2008

Teresa Diane Edwards, 55, Mitchell, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 19, 1952, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Floyd and Rosemary (Kemple) Terrell Jr. She married Stanley E. Edwards on June 18, 1969.

She was a homemaker and attended the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Edwards of Mitchell; daughters, Tami (Scott) Cooper of Bedford, Aimee (Jason) Grant of Mitchell, and Casey (J.J.) Payne of Mitchell; son, Blaize Edwards of Mitchell; grandchildren, Raynan and Kyla Gillespie of Bedford, Taigan Edwards of Mitchell, Tori Bex of Bloomington, Breanna Grant of Bedford, Ellie Grant of Mitchell, Nich and Jake Cooper of Orleans, and Bailey and Tanner Payne of Mitchell; brother, Dan Terrell of Mitchell; sisters, Twila (Butch) England and Nina Parsley, all of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; sons, Trent, Andrew, Krey and Kley Edwards; and grandson, infant Umphress, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers will be: Rusty Harden, Jesse Harden, Lonzo Smith, Nich Cooper, Kristen Smith and Todd England.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Teresa D. Edwards Memorial Fund.

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

Mollie A. Judah

Sept. 27, 1943 — May 26, 2008

Mollie Ann Judah, 64, of 117 Old Needmore School Road died at 2:31 a.m. on Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 27, 1943, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Max and Edith (Hayes) Fields. She married Larry Judah on August 25, 1962, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1990.

Mollie graduated from Oolitic High School in 1961, and was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church in Needmore.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Mowry of Owensburg; four brothers, Dewey Fields of Owensburg, Denny Fields and wife Joyce of Shelbyville, Donald Fields and wife Joan of Nineveh, David Fields and wife Shirley of Ville Grove, Ill.; her mother-in-law, Mary Judah of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Judith Stewart Kober and Rhea Dawn Fields; daughter-in-law, Missy Hunter of Bedford; former son-in-law, Rob Mowry of Bedford; grandchildren, Landon and Alisha Mowry of Bedford, Alyssa and Mathew Judah of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Mollie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Larry Reed Judah, JR (Buddy); her father-in-law, Robert Judah; brothers-in-law, Larry Stewart and Charles Brock; one sister, Billie Brock; and one brother, Dale Fields. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Autism Research Institute. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mollie at www.daycarter.com.

May 28, 2008

Robert G. Hill

Died May 25, 2008

Robert G. Hill, 74, Elmhurst, Ill., formerly of Mitchell, died Sunday in Elmhurst.

Born in Mitchell, he was the son of William Jennings and Hazel (Trueblood) Hill. He married F. Colleen Bex and she survives.

He was a store manager for S.S. Kresge Department stores.

He was a 1953 graduate of Mitchell High School and was baptized at the Church of Christ in Mitchell.

Surviving is his wife, F. Colleen Hill, Elmhurst; one son, Bradley Hill; two grandsons, Grant Robert Hill and Michael Raymond Hill; three brothers, Glen (the late Violet) Hill, David (Phyllis) Hill and Arthur (Vicky) Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

May 27, 2008

Mildred Kemple

Jan. 28, 1939 — May 25, 2008

Mildred “Millie” Kemple, 69, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Jan. 28, 1939, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Clarence C. and Roberta M. (Moffatt) Mills. She married Ronald Eugene “George” Kemple on July 23, 1955, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2008.

She was retired from General Electric.

Surviving are daughters, Donna Eugena Bell and husband Gary and Robin Jones and husband Shane, all of Mitchell; sons, Terry Lee Kemple and wife Roxanne of Paoli, Johnny Wayne Kemple and wife Beverly of Bedford, and Danny Kemple and girlfriend, Kellie Kirkman of Mitchell; a brother, Paul A. Mills of Bedford; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her parents, husband and brothers, Robert C. Mills, and Phillip N. Mills, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Smetzer officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery near Orleans.

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

Casketbearers will be Eli Cook, Nathan Kemple, Amos Cook, Allen Kemple, Elvis Mattingly, and Gary Porter.

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

May 24, 2008

Phyllis Turpin

Phyllis Turpin, 75, of 1214 Oak Manor, Bedford, died at 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 15, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Spencer and Marie (Brown) Isom. She married Harvey E. Turpin on March 10, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2007.

She had worked as a cosmetologist at Alden’s Department Store in Bedford and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and an avid boater. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Jeffery Turpin and wife Barbara of Carlsbad, Calif., Sherry Turpin Nicholson of Bloomington, and Bryan W. Turpin and wife Kim of Westfield; eight grandchildren, Troy Menaugh, Brooke Hill, Mendey Menaugh Hettle and husband Steve, Nicole Turpin, Rebekah Turpin, Thomas Turpin, Haylie Turpin and Spencer Turpin; several great grandchildren; one sister, Francis Webster of Michigan and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Spencer Isom Jr. and Wilbur Isom; one sister, Karen Davidson.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

May 21, 2008Elizabeth Henderson

Oct. 18, 1918 — April 16, 2008

Elizabeth “Betty” Henderson, 89, retired certified medical assistant, passed away Wednesday, April 16, at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Kahoka, Mo., to Claude L. and Lily (Anderson) Fish.

She was a 1936 graduate of Bedford High School and had previously lived in California and most recently in North Fort Myers, Fla., before returning to Bedford in 2004.

She was married twice, first to Orris Richard in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1954. She later married Lawrence “Sam” Henderson on April 15, 1962, and he also preceded her in death in 1995.

She worked as a medical assistant to Dr. L.H. Allen and Dr. Reid C. Crosby. She was state president of the American Association of Certified Medical Assistants in 1974.

Her great passions were knitting, numismatics and reading. She will be remembered for her wily sense of humor and kindred spirit.

Mrs. Henderson was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Fort Myers, Fla. and Bedford.

She is survived by a sister, Iris Wood; a niece, Ann (Byron) Steele of Bedford; a nephew, Tim (Frances) Sargent of Shingle Springs, Calif.; four nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Richard Fish; one sister, Judith McCarrell; and two nieces.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, at the First United Methodist Church, 1409 K Street, Bedford.

She asked that remembrances be made to the music program at the First United Methodist Church of Bedford or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Mary J. Mathews

April 2, 1924 — May 19, 2008

Mary Jane Mathews, 84, 2315 Vinegar Hill Road, Bedford, died at 10:57 p.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 2, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and Mable (Hill) Embree. She married Kenneth Wayne Mathews Feb. 20, 1946, and he survives.

She was a wife and mother.

She was a veteran of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC); and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Mitzi Club and AARP.

Surviving with her husband, Kenneth Wayne Mathews of Bedford; are a son, Jerry Mathews and wife Connie of Bedford; a daughter, Kristie Mathews of Bedford; a sister, Frances Clark of Bedford; grandchildren: Ty Mathews and wife Dee Dee of Heltonville, and Kathy Brown and husband Bob of Mooresville; great-grandchildren: Jarrid Mathews, Justin Mathews and Alyssa Gill; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and dear family friend, Leslie Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Dorothy Mathews; and brother, George Embree.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Don Griffin, the Rev. Ron Wells, and Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Mary Jane Mathews.

Douglas A. Luttrell

July 14, 1956 — May 20, 2008

Douglas A. Luttrell, 51, 3483 Maul Ridge Road, Bedford, died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday in an auto accident on U.S. 231 in Greene County.

He was born July 14, 1956, in Lawrence County, the son of Morris Luttrell and Lucille (Beedie) Pearson. He married Kay Hicks on Feb. 1, 1990, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and she survives.

He was a maintenance man in various area stone mills. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Bedford, a 17-year member of Cowboy’s for Christ Indiana Chapter, and attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Schools and Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Surviving with his wife, Kay Luttrell of Bedford; are his mother and stepfather, Lucille and Pear (Pete) Pearson of Bedford; five children: Jason Luttrell of Oklahoma, Diana Luttrell of Bloomington, Lori Wilson of Iraq, Charlie Wilson of Paoli, and Robert Wilson of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; three brothers: Greg Luttrell, John Luttrell and wife Terri, Kevin Luttrell all of Bedford; and one sister, Cathy Van Meter of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father, Morris Luttrell; and one brother, Terry Luttrell, in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Paul Wise and the Rev. Ralph Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

May 20, 2008

Annas M. Hall

March 20, 1930 — May 18, 2008

Annas M. Spradlin Hall, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Sunday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

Born March 20, 1930, in Hope, Ark., she was the daughter of William Taft and Georgia Etta (Bradford) Osborne. She married James Franklin Spradlin Sr. on Dec. 10, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1977. She married Lloyd Hall on Dec. 18, 1982, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1986.

She was a licensed practical nurse and had been employed at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County for 35 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include sons: Kenneth Dale Spradlin and wife Jessie of Campbellsburg and Ricky Lynn Spradlin and wife Linda of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Rebecca Ann (Spradlin) Cooper and husband Tom of Mitchell; a brother, Will Osborne of Tyler, Texas; sisters: Christine Gray of Leola, Ark. and Gertrude Davis of Warren, Ark.; grandchildren: Joshua, Jerry, William, Larry and Tony Spradlin, Melody Holt, Jamie Holsapple, and Casey Belk; and 15 great-grandchildren

Her parents, both husbands, son, James Franklin Spradlin Jr.; and brother, Clyde Osborne, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Larry and Tony Spradlin, Greg Holt, Ronnie Holsapple, and Ronnie and Glen Gray.

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

Michael L. Arnold

July 11, 1945 — May 17, 2008

Michael Lee Arnold, 62, 95 Teddy Bird Lane, Bedford, died Saturday at his residence.

He was born July 11, 1945, in Lawrence County, the son of Roland and Alice (Spinks) Arnold.

He was a skilled carpenter. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, a Marine Corps veteran and he was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his parents, Roland and Alice Arnold; one brother, Larry Arnold of Florida; his loving wife, Margie Arnold; one stepdaughter, Amy Busse of Bedford; two sons: Anthony and Tate Short of Indianapolis; one daughter, Sophia Walker at home; nine grandchildren; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jenny (Engle) Clifford and Ted C. Clifford, of Louisville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Arnold; and two uncles, Leo and Dale.

No services are planned.

Friends may call from 3 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sophia Walker Fund.

May 19, 2008

LaVonne H. Caysinger

May 21, 1926 — May 16, 2008

LaVonne H. Caysinger, 81, Eastview Court, Bedford, died at 1:35 a.m. on Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born May 21, 1926, in Owensboro, Ky., she was the daughter of Murray Howard and Ozetta (Montgomery) Howard. She married Roy E. Caysinger on May 2, 1954, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and worked in the medical profession as an insurance claim person for area physicians and the Edgewood Clinic in Bedford.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent Altar Society, former member and past president of Lawrence County Extension Homemakers, a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, American Red Cross, Lawrence County 4-H, Cub Scout Den Mother and Boys Scouts worker, Dunn Memorial Pink Ladies Auxiliary and volunteered 16 years with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).

Suviving with her husband Roy E. “Jake” Caysinger of Bedford; are one son, Denis Roy Caysinger and wife Judy of Hilton, N.Y.; one sister, Louise Dillehay, Henderson, Ky.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one aunt, Alma Montgomery, Owensboro, Ky.; and one sister-in-law, Alice Howard, Owensboro, Ky.

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

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

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Society Building Fund.

May 18, 2008

Tony L. Mosier

July 25, 1927 — May 16, 2008

Tony L. Mosier, 50, of Bedford, died at his residence after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born July 25, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of George and Twila (Naylor) Mosier. He married Becky Ashcraft on Feb. 28, 1975, and she survives.

He was formerly employed by Summitt & Evans Co. and a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Becky of Bedford; one son, Cody L. Mosier and wife Jessica of Columbus; one daughter, Kimberly Earl and husband Damon of Springville; his father and stepmother, George and Janice Mosier; his mother and stepfather, Twila and Dean White; seven grandchildren, Baylee, Layton, Hayden and Emilee Mosier of Columbus, and Dakota, Dalton and Dawson Earl of Springville; three brothers, Bill Baker, Ed and Mike Mosier; one sister, Debbie Prince; one stepbrother, Edward White; his mother-in-law, Florence Ashcraft; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Church Preschool, the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Dept. or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

Dorothy Armstrong

Dec. 2, 1920 — May 16, 2008

Dorothy Armstrong, 87, of Bedford, died at 6:15 p.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Dugger, she was the daughter of Robert and Orzella (Rogers) Holtsclaw. She first married Chester Patton and he preceded her in death. She later married Harry Armstrong and he preceded her in death in 1973.

She retired from Essex in Mitchell and had worked at NWSC Crane, RCA, Hobby’s Inn and M. Fine and Sons. She was a member of the Leesville Eastern Star, the ladies auxiliary of the Eagles, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and several bowling leagues.

Survivors include six children, Pauline Lenhart of Terre Haute, Linda Wilson of Plainfield, Ronnie Patton of Oolitic, Sharon Harper of Bloomington, Dorothy Ollivier of Toledo, Ohio, and Chester Patton of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Jerry Holtsclaw of Oolitic and Lexie Holtsclaw of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Vernon Patton; three brothers, James, Robert and Ernie Holtsclaw; and one sister, Mary Price.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.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 Dorothy at www.daycarter.com.

Timmy Joe Terrell

Nov. 7, 1953 — May 14, 2008

Timmy Joe Terrell, 54, of Mitchell, died Wednesday at his residence.

He was an assembly worker at Visteon Systems in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Anita; a daughter, Kelly Reeder of Oolitic; two sons, Timmy Terrell II and Trapper Terrell, both of Bedford; one stepson, Joey Wheeler of Salem, one stepdaughter, Lisa Jackson of Little York; two brothers, Mike Terrell of Bedford and Roy Terrell of Owensburg; and two sisters, Janet Terrell of Greenwood and Kim Trowbridge of Bedford.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

May 16, 2008

Randy Swartz

Randy Swartz, 38, Bedford, died at 4:56 a.m. today at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 15, 2008

Dorothy Dodd

Nov. 21, 1907 — May 14, 2008

Dorothy I. Dodd, 100, Bedford, died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Nov. 21, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Isaac and Florence (Sallee) Hoopingarner. She married Thomas W. Dodd on June 12, 1926, in Lawrence County, and he preceded her in death on April 3, 1975.

She worked at Goodman Jesters Department Store in Bedford, and at the Lawrence County Agricultural Extension office. She was a member of the First Christian Church; MNI Club; Extension Club and was the leader of the Palestine 4-H Club.

She is survived by two sons: Thomas H. Dodd and Ralph H. Dodd, both of Bedford; three daughters: Ellen E. Wykoff of North Huntington, Pa., Sue A. Hillenburg of Bedford, and Jennie L. Scott of Irwin, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandson, Donald Wykoff Jr.; twin great-grandsons in infancy; four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Helen Divine

Helen Divine, 93, Bedford, died at 1:05 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Timmy Terrell

Timmy Terrell, 54, 1418 Motocross Road, Mitchell, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 13, 2008

Jordan D. Groves

April 25, 1988 — May 11, 2008

Jordan Dean Groves, 20, of Bedford, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, May 11, 2008.

Our beloved son, brother, uncle and best friend was born on April 25, 1988, to Bobby and Diane (Parks) Groves. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where he had also attended school. He was a 2007 graduate of the Bedford North Lawrence High School. He had attended Vincennes University and was employed at Sherwin-Williams Paint Store.

Surviving with his parents are a brother, Jeff Buffington and wife Melissa of Bedford; a sister, Kristie Tanner and husband Daniel of Bedford; a nephew, Kramer Buffington of Mitchell; nieces: Kendyl and Madalyn Buffington of Bedford; and his maternal grandmother, Alta Cox of French Lick.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Parks of French Lick; and his paternal grandparents, Maggie Roper and Phil Groves of Kokomo.

Jordan loved playing sports, especially basketball in the summer, soccer in the fall and snowboarding in the winter. Jordan was a loving and caring person to all his family and friends and will leave a void that will never be filled. Our family takes comfort knowing that Jordan was confirmed in the Catholic Church and his faith will carry him into the arms of Our Father in Heaven.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jordan at www.daycarter.com.

May 12, 2008

Kathleen W. Ellison

Oct. 23, 1912 — May 10, 2008

Kathleen Wright Ellison, 95, Bliss House, formerly of 1619 14th Street, Bedford, died at 5:32 a.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 23, 1912, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Levi and Stella (Newkirk) Wright. She married Edward Ellison on July 23, 1934, at Syracuse, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1983.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford, Daughters of the American Revolution and Kappa Sigma.

Survivors include one daughter, Lorenda E. Voris, Bedford; one son, James W. Ellison, Bedford; eight grandchildren, Cheryl Wilkerson, Stephen R. Maddox, Christina Lugo, Caron Parke Ellison, James E. Ellison, Susan E. Maddox, Elizabeth Layton and Jennifer L. Bland; seven great-grandchildren, Matthew Maddox, Hollie Teague, Kelsi Wilkerson, Kati Wilkerson, Michael Layton, Cameron Ellison and Meredith Ellison; two great-great-grandchildren, Jasper and Corbin Maddox; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Eddie Ellison; 10 brothers and sisters, Gladys, Annie, Lambert, Emmett, Grace, Arminto, Everett, Clyde (at birth), Elsworth and Evalou. Kathleen was the youngest of her siblings.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Donald I. Passmore

April 24, 1930 — May 10, 2008

Donald Isaac Passmore, 78, Mitchell Manor and a lifelong resident of Mitchell, died at 11:08 a.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 24, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of James and Lavina (Tincher) Passmore. He married Betty Brown Bradshaw on Oct. 28, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 24, 1994.

He was a retired production worker from Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a lifetime member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 in Mitchell.

Survivors include four sisters, Vickee Garrison and husband Steve of Farmland, Mary Brewer and husband Don of Mitchell, Evelyn Newport and husband Robert of Clay City, and Jean Conley and husband Howard of Loveland, Ohio; three brothers, Larry Passmore and wife Linda, Roy Passmore and wife Patricia, and Ron Passmore and wife Karen, all of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sons, George Brown and Don “Buck” Passmore; five brothers, Ralph, James, Ken, Bob, and Charles Passmore; and one sister, Lena Mae Passmore.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Haverly Chapel of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell, with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

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

David G. Stroud

June 6, 1926 — May 10, 2008

David G. Stroud, 81, Mitchell, went to be with the Lord at 8:10 p.m. Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born June 6, 1926, in Lawrence County (Huron area), he was the son of Jesse and Leva (Barlow) Stroud.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works in 1988 and was a member of Cornerstone Worship Center.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine (Enochs) Stroud of Mitchell; children, Paul D. Stroud and wife Kathy of Mitchell, Glen Stroud and wife Patty of Bogart, Ga., Steve Stroud and wife Mickey of Oolitic, and Tim Stroud and wife Carroll of Bloomington; one sister, Mary Powell and husband Lee of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lindsay Kidwell, Ashley Duncan, and Lance, Wesley and Shane Stroud; three step-grandchildren, Troy and Michael Knight and Lisa Kale; five great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers, Arvid, Amel, Ermel, and Jesse Stroud Jr.; and sisters, Ilene Guthrie and Helen Sorrells, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Joyce S. Kirk

Aug. 18, 1935 — May 9, 2008

Joyce Sue Waggoner Kirk, 72, of 6615 State Road 158, surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly, went to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m. Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born on Aug. 18, 1935, in Loogootee, she was daughter of Charles D. and Ethel E. (Hunt) Waggoner. She graduated from Shoals High School in 1953; worked at the Shoals High School, Super Eight Motel in Bedford and retired from Crane; a member of Psi Iota, Xi Sorority and an active member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. She married Gene R. Kirk on July 2, 1955, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband, Gene of Bedford, are one son, Justin D. Kirk and wife Marcia of Burleson, Texas; one daughter, Jean Bartley and husband Randy of Oakland City; four granddaughters, Kalee Kirk, Jenell Bartley, Heather Oldendorf, and Tasha King; one grandson, Adam Bartley; three siblings, Wesley D. (Denny) Waggoner of Shoals, Janet (Jan) Waggoner of Bloomington and Alice Smith of Redlands, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jane Kirk King; infant great-grandson, Isiah King; infant siblings, Delbert and Mable Waggoner and sisters, Mary W. Allen and Melba Baker.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Walden and Rev. Ken Bushie officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

The family suggests that contributions may be made to the Fayetteville Baptist Church Youth Group and/or the Davis Memorial Nazarene Church Youth Group.

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

Rev. Ralph L. Turner

Sept. 5, 1911 — May 11, 2008

Rev. Ralph L. Turner, 96, of Heltonville, died at 6 a.m. Sunday.

He was an ordained minister in the Church of God (Anderson). For many years he served as Associate Minister in churches at Bedford and Logansport, and Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for seven years, by the Department of the Army for 19 years, and the Internal Revenue Service for eight years.

After his retirement in 1969 he served as Chaplain at both the Dunn Memorial Hospital and the Bedford Regional Medical Center and as a counselor in an Alcohol Anonymous Drug and Alcohol program.

Survivors include a son, Boyce E. Turner, Heltonville; a daughter, Judith A. Turner-Bussmann of Arlington, Va.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with burial following in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. or the American Bible Society, N.Y.

Online condolences are available at: www.daycarter.com.

Gladys G. Sargent

Dec. 7, 1911 — May 10, 2008

Gladys G. Sargent, 96, of 3100 S. Shawnee Drive, Bedford, died at 10:04 a.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She taught school for a total of 36 years starting at Inman, Kentucky Ridge, Edington and Rector in Greene County, East Oolitic and then 25 years at Needmore Elementary where she retired.

She is survived by three daughters: Carolyn “Susie” Nikirk, Oolitic, Gerogeann Briscoe, Bedford, and Brenda Chambers, Bloomington; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Kyle Witmer officiating.

Friends may call at Day & Carter Mortuary from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Contributions may be considered to: Riley Children’s Hospital, Middleway House in Bloomington or the Avoca Baptist Building Fund.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

May 11, 2008

Ruth Fender, 93

Jan. 10, 1915 — may 9, 2008

Ruth Fender, 93, of 1415 Standish Steel Road, Bedford, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at her residence.

Born on January 10, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ellis Fender and Ophie (Mitchell) Fender. She was a hairdresser, retiring in 1979 after working over 50 years. She was a member of the National Hairdresser Association.

Surviving is a sister: Kathleen Pirtle of Bedford, IN, and her daughter, Henrietta Pirtle; several nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Clovis, Ray, Eugene and John Fender.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12th, at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Friends may call on Monday, May 12th, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.

The family would like to give special thanks to Ruth’s caregivers: Carol Mikels, Shirley Foddrill and Kim Manners.

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

Joyce Sue Waggoner Kirk, 72

Aug. 18, 1935 — may 9, 2008

Joyce Kirk, 72, of 6615 St. Road 158, surrounded by family and friends who loved her dearly, went to be with the Lord at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9th, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born on August 18, 1935, in Loogootee, IN, she was daughter of Charles D. and Ethel E. (Hunt) Waggoner.

She graduated from Shoals High School in 1953; worked at the Shoals High School, Super Eight Motel in Bedford and retired from Crane. A member of Psi Iota Xi sorority and an active member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church, she married Gene R. Kirk on July 2, 1955, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband, Gene, of Bedford, is one son, Justin D. Kirk and his wife, Marcia, of Burleson, TX; one daughter, Jean Bartley and her husband, Randy, of Oakland City, IN; four granddaughters: Kalee Kirk, Jenell Bartley, Heather Oldendorf and Tasha King; one grandson, Adam Bartley; three siblings: Wesley D. (Denny) Waggoner of Shoals, Janet (Jan) Waggoner of Bloomington and Alice Smith of Redlands, CA, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jane Kirk King; infant great-grandson Isiah King; infant siblings Delbert and Mable Waggoner and sisters Mary W. Allen and Melba Baker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 13th, from the Fayetteville Baptist Church, with Rev. Kenny Walden and Rev. Ken Bushie officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, IN.

Friends may call on Monday, May 12th, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Day & Carter Mortuary and on Tuesday, May 13th, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

The family suggests that contributions may be made to the Fayetteville Baptist Church Youth Group and/or the Davis Memorial Nazarene Church Youth Group.

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

May 10, 2008

Betty L. Miller

May 12, 1925 — May 8, 2008

Betty L. Miller, 82, of 127 Edgewood Drive, Bedford, died at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 12, 1925, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Marshall and Carrie (Fish) Girdley. She married Dale F. “Red” Miller on February 16, 1952, and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2008.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed sports as much as her husband. She was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn A. Hayes and husband Frank of Bedford; three grandchildren, Cathy A. Goodin and husband Pat, Kimberly J. Hall and husband Danny, and J.D. Hayes all of Bedford; nine great-grandchildren, Natalie Buente and husband Brian, Justin Goodin and wife Jennifer, Shannon Spires and husband Joey, Nathan Hall and wife Holly, Lauren Simpson and husband Brian, Baron Hall and wife Erica, Alex Crane, Wil Hayes, and Anna Hayes; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale; four brothers, Ralph, Paul, Kenny and Harry Girdley; and one sister, Etta Marie Stalker.

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

Friends may call from 5 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.

May 8, 2008

Keith McDonald

July 5, 1947 — May 6, 2008

Keith McDonald, 60, of Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 5, 1947, he was the son of Samuel J. and Grace I. (Pritchett) McDonald. He retired from G.M. Powertrain after 30 years. He was made an Eagle scout and was a life-time member of H.O.G. He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Viet Nam War and was a member of U.A.W. Local No, 440.

Survivors include his mother, Grace of Bedford; two sisters: Judith Meadows and Donna Woods both of Bedford; one brother, Kent McDonald and wife Sandy of Mooresville; nephews: Steve Webb and wife Michelle of Bedford and Joshua McDonald of Mooresville; a niece, Amber McDonald of Mooresville; great-nieces and nephews: Dustin, Stephanie, Timothy and Tiarra Webb and a great-great-nephew, Michael Webb.

He was preceded in death by his father; a sister, Janet Sue McDonald and a niece, DeLeta Lynn Inman.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Charlie Scott and Rev. Mark Fugate officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to S.O.A.R.

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

Michael J. Terhune

Dec. 11, 1963 — May 7, 2008

Michael James Terhune, 44, of 204026 Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his mother.

He was a chef at Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club in Killen, Ala. and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia of Bedford; one sister, Michal Dusendang, Bedford; two sons: Michael James Terhune Jr. and Matthew Terhune both of Alabama and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Bedford with Pastor Terry Bryant officiating.

No calling hours are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society. Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 6, 2008

Darrell L. Tolbert

Feb. 22, 1945 — May 5, 2008

Darrell L. Tolbert, 63, Bedford, died at 7 a.m. Monday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 22, 1945, in Lawrence County, the son of Pearl Tolbert.

He was formerly employed with Indiana Limestone and the U.S. Forestry Service. He was a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriff’s Association and the Garden Club of White River Lodge.

Survivors include his stepfather, Fred Harrell and wife Sarah of Bedford; two sons: Mark Tolbert of Bedford and Robert D. Tolbert; one daughter, Darla LaVerne Thurman; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Nina Rhoda and Connie Flynn and husband Dann,y, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Tolbert, and a brother, Dale Harrell.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Garden Club of White River Lodge in memory of Darrell L. Tolbert.

Robert W. Short

Feb. 3, 1923 — May 4, 2008

Robert W. Short, the 85-year-old, retired attorney and former President of Bedford Federal Savings Bank, passed away at his residence on Sunday.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Bedford, to Carl M. and Jess (Williams) Short, and raised on the family farm in Springville. He graduated from Springville High School in 1940, and was President of his Class. He attended Indiana University where his education was interrupted by World War II. He served as a Navigator in The Eighth Air Force and retired as a 1st Lieutenant. He returned to continue his education and graduated from Indiana University Law School in 1951. He then practiced law in Bedford and served as City Attorney in the administrations of Ivan Brinegar and Lee Quackenbush. He was an active member of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, and long-serving Board Member of the Bedford Boys Club. He was instrumental in the growth of the Bedford Federal Savings and Loan, and oversaw the building of its new and current bank building, where he served as President until his retirement in 1988. He continued to practice law until he suffered from failing eyesight.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Suzanne Lanz Short; son, Carl of Sarasota, Fla.; daughters: Julia of Atlanta, Ga., and Laura of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandson, Bradley Robert of Poughquag, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Martha Jane Cottingham of Miami Lakes, Fla.

Friends may visit the family at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday. A private family burial service will take place at a later date.

At the family’s request, contributions may be made to the Bedford Boys Club and/or the Limestone Girls Club, in memory of Robert W. Short.

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

May 4, 2008

Elizabeth Hatfield Hobson, 87

Elizabeth Hatfield Hobson, 87, Bedford, died at 3:50 a.m. Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 7, 1921, in Jonesville (Lee County), Va., she was the daughter of James David and Anne (Noe) Fleenor. She first married John Hatfield, and he preceded her in death in 1986. Secondly she married Harley Hobson, and he also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Fleetwood of Bedford, and Wilma Hatfield Cheek and husband Rannel of Bedford; two granddaughters, Rhonda Hawkins and husband Richard of Avoca, and Tammy Sanders of Bedford; three great-granddaughters, Jeanetta Marie Melvin of Bedford, Erin Elizabeth Melvin of Bedford, and Devin M. Henderson and husband Jamie of Bedford; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jeris; one stepdaughter, Pauline King; and one stepson, Kenneth.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

May 2, 2008

Mildred Kendall

Aug. 20, 1924 — April 30, 2008

Mildred Kendall, 83, Bedford, formerly of Paoli, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

She was co-owner of Kendall Appliance Company in Paoli and Bedford.

Survivors include a stepson, Richard Kendall, Kansas; and three sisters, Dorothy Dailey and Hilda McCabe, both of Paoli, and Mary Chapman, Naples, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli with James F. Walters officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Sharon R. Trueblood

Oct. 10, 1934 — April 30, 2008

Sharon R. (Baker) Trueblood, 73, 2 Rosewood Lane, Bedford, died at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Oct. 10, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Millard Buck and Pearl Lena (Voorhies) Baker. She married Claude C. Stannard in 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1998. On June 30, 1984, in Lawrence County, she married Russell L. Trueblood and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a retired waitress. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include her husband, Russell L. Trueblood of Bedford; one son, Claude C. Stannard Jr. of Bedford; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Joseph M. Baker, Kenneth E. Baker, James M. Baker and Herbert L. Baker, all of Bedford; two sisters, Dorothy Stancomb of Mitchell and Reva Mundy of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lena; two grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; and her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at the House of Prayer Cemetery.

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

Ronnie ‘George’ Kemple

Nov. 26, 1934 — May 1, 2008

Ronnie “George” Kemple, 73, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Nov. 26, 1934, in Clark County, he was the son of Emmitt Eugene “Doc” Kemple and Florence Edith (Spencer) Sherman. He married Mildred Louise Mills on July 23, 1955.

He retired from Dana Corporation and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed collecting anything pertaining to Christmas.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred “Millie” Louise Kemple, Mitchell; daughters, Donna Eugena Bell and husband Gary and Robin Jones and husband Shane all of Mitchell; sons Terry Lee Kemple and wife Roxanne, Paoli, Johnny Wayne Kemple and wife Beverly of Bedford , and Danny Kemple and girlfriend Kellie Kirkman of Mitchell; a brother, Michael Sherman of Charlestown; sisters, Sheri Sherman of Charlestown and Mari Beth Blackwell of Mitchell; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Smetzer officiating. Burial will be in Bethel 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 2-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: Eli Cook, Nathan Kemple, Amos Cook, Allen Kemple, Elvis Mattingly and Gary Porter

Memorial gifts may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

May 1, 2008

Earl R. Stedman

Sept. 15, 1920 — April 29, 2008

Earl Robert Stedman, 87, of 1702 Valley View Drive, Bedford, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 15, 1920, in Benton Harbor, Mich., he was the son of Clarence and Flora (Wigent) Stedman. He married June Cupp on June 18, 1949, and she survives.

He had worked at Midwest Dairy and later for the Messenger Corporation where he retired as a warehouse foreman. He was a graduate of the Watervliet High School with the class of 1940. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II in the battle of Midway and was on the Yorktown aircraft carrier when it sank. He was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Surviving with his wife, June, of Bedford are two daughters: Candace and Christine Stedman both of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Carl F. Bushee

Feb. 18, 1961 — April 29, 2008

MITCHELL — Carl F. Bushee, 47, Mitchell, died Tuesday in Franklin, Tenn.

Born Feb. 18, 1961, in Burlington, Vt., he was the son of Howard Bushee and Janice Booska.

He was a truck driver for Jefferson Trucking of Shoals.

He was a 1979 graduate of Vergennes High School in Vergennes, Vt. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Teamsters Local No. 135, and the Bedford Eagles

Survivors include his mother, Janice Bushee of Vergennes, Vt.; a brother, Matt Bushee of Vergennes; two nephews: Jake Bushee and Josh Bushee, both of Vergennes; his companion, Sue Judah of Mitchell; a chosen daughter, Mecca Jones and husband Jeff of Springville; a chosen son, Shannon Judah of Bedford; chosen grandchildren: Kristen Cain of Mitchell and Allison and Caitlin Jones of Springville; and chosen great-grandsons: Darrian and Gavin Cain of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will be in Vermont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital Burn Center or White River Humane Society.

Ronald Kemple

Ronald Kemple, Mitchell, died at 2 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Sharon R. Trueblood

Sharon R. Trueblood, 73, Bedford, died at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangemenrts are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

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