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July 31, 2008

Robert D. Hicks

Dec. 31, 1967 — July 30, 2008

Robert Dale Hicks, 40, of 211 Stevens Lane, Mitchell, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday from injuries suffered in an auto accident.

Born Dec. 31, 1967, in Bedford, he was the son of James R. Hicks and Jo (Goodman) Ratkovich. He married Belinda Moore on October 15, 1993 and she survives.

He was a millwright and a 19-year member of Local No. 1003 of Indianapolis. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Robert was a dedicated father and avid youth sports fan.

Survivors include his wife, Belinda of Mitchell; his father, James R. Hicks and wife Rebecca; his mother, Jo Ratkovich; his stepfather, John “Moe” Ratkovich and wife Shelley; three children: Chelsey Nicole, Dawson Wade and Josey Elizabeth Hicks; a brother, Matthew L. Hicks and wife Michelle of Madison; his maternal grandparents, Dale and Georgia Goodman; his paternal grandmother, Viola F. Hicks; a nephew, Ben Hicks; a niece, Molly Hicks; his mother-in-law, Terri Moore; and a brother-in-law, Chris Moore and wife Stacey.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Earl Hicks and his father-in-law, Ed Moore.

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

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

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the children’s education fund.

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

July 30, 2008

Wilma ‘June’ Dalton

Oct. 21, 1922 — July 9, 2008

Wilma Dalton, age 85, locally known as “June,” passed away on July 9 following a brief illness in Panama City, Fla., where she had resided since 1993.

She was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 21, 1922, to Cora Ray and Irvin Lewis. She married Roy Leo Dalton on Aug. 26th 1939, and they raised their family in Indiana before retiring to Panama City.

She worked for a time at RCA but gave most of her time to helping others in a variety of charity groups and activities.

June is survived by her children: Mike and wife Karen, Susan Phillips, and Patrick and wife Charlotte; nine grandchildren, including Lori Campbell of Bloomington and Michael Dalton of Greenwood; five great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Patty Lewis of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roy Leo Dalton; an infant daughter Cathy; three brothers; three sisters; a favorite son-in-law; and three of her closest friends.

Services were July 14 at Kent Forest Lawn funeral home in Panama City where she and Roy are laid to rest.

She was deeply loved and will be missed by many.

Helen V. Grubb

Sept. 28, 1922 — July 28, 2008

Helen V. Grubb, 85, of Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Avoca, she was the daughter of Luther Berlin and Goldia C. (Harrell) Stafford. She married Homer Grubb Sr. on March 19, 1970 and he died on Sept. 15, 1999.

She had worked at RCA in Bloomington for 20 years and in the Parkview Primary School kitchen for 20 years.

She was a member of the Oolitic Methodist Church where she had served on the board and as song leader for many years.

Survivors include a son, Heubert Dennis Wells and wife Amelia of Bernillio, N.M.; a daughter, Virginia (Jinny) L. Richardson and husband Nate of Bedford; three grandsons: Andre´ Wells, Anthony Hill, Jason Hill and wife, Christi; three great-grandchildren: Austin, Olivia and Eliana Hill; a brother, Gene Stafford and wife Betty of Gallop, N.M.; a sister, Rose Hardwick and husband Paul of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; stepchildren: Homer Grubb Jr., Robert Grubb and wife Dee and Marilyn Davis all of Bedford; and two step grandchildren, Jim Grubb and Gina Roth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters: Marquerite Davis, Roberta Boruff and Clara Ellen Parham; one brother, Gordon Stafford; one step grandchild, Gary Grubb and a stepdaughter-in-law, Geneva Grubb.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

July 29, 2008

Addie M. Mercer

June 11, 1945 — July 27, 2008

Addie M. “Jo” (Brown) Mercer, 63, Leitchfield, Ky., and a Bedford native, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at Harden Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky.

She worked as a dietary manager in a nursing home.

Survivors include her husband, Randall Mercer, Leitchfield; sons: Donald Harrison, Edwardsburg, Mich., and James Harrison of Florida; daughters: Deanna Stryker, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, Jamie Harrison, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Addie Nation of Florida; brothers: Archie Brown Jr. and Carl Brown, both of Elkhart; sisters: Dixie Nightingale, Central City, Ky., and Judy Brown, Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Waterman Westbrook Clouse Funeral Home in Elkhart with Brother Jack DeVault officiating. Burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol.

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

Online condolences are available at watermanfh.@aol.com.

James Mincoff

Feb. 27, 1926 — July 27, 2008

James Mincoff, 82, of Mitchell, died Sunday at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

He was born Feb. 27, 1926, to James and Anna Mae (Shelton) Mincoff and was a graduate of both Kokomo High School and Kokomo School of Business.

During World War II, Mr. Mincoff served in the U.S. Navy for four years aboard the U.S.S. Babbitt. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as a classified communications specialist for two years.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1981, after 30 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of over 38 years, Joyce Clark Mincoff; children: James Robert Mincoff, Dennis Lee Mincoff, Cindy Lou (Carl) Horoho, Robin Renee (Donald) Ogle, Barbara (Dave) Elmore, Elizabeth (Jeff) Sisk, Roberta (Ernie) Smith, and Kathryn (Bob) Hawley; brother, Nicholas Mincoff; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis Mincoff.

Visitation and a memorial service will be on Saturday at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m, with the memorial service beginning at 5 p.m.

Graveside services, including military rites, will be at Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans at: DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or calling 1-877-426-2838, ext. 3302.

The Sears Funeral Home in Fortville is in charge of arrangements.

Larry G. Lee

April 17, 1945 — July 27, 2008

Larry G. Lee, 63, 522 Oolitic Road, Bedford, died Sunday at White River in Williams.

He was born April 17, 1945, in Bedford, the son of George Lee Jr. and Virginia (Donica) Lee. He married Elizabeth Cleveland Lee May 18, 1986, and she survives,

He worked for City of Bedford, at the filtration plant for over 20 years.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School Class of 1963, and former member of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Lee of Bedford; one daughter, Kellie Phillips and husband Warren of Oolitic; two grandchildren: Justin and Jessica Kenny of Oolitic; one step grandson, Stephen Phillips of Oolitic; three sisters: Betty Grissom of Florida, Linda (Susie) Gregory of Bedford, and Cathy Hughett of Bedford; and one brother, Terry Lee of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be at Burgoon Baptist Church Cemetery on Ind. 446.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Sherry L. Shovelton

May 3, 1956 — July 25, 2008

Sherry Lynn (Barieau) Shovelton, 52, Mishawaka, and a native of Bedford, died Friday at her residence.

Surviving are her parents, Frank and Helen Louise (Lowden) Barieau, South Bend; her husband, Larry; a son, Jason Shovelton, South Bend; stepchildren: Coreen Santiano, Mark Shovelton, both of of Massachusetts, Judy Scribner and Janine Mobley, both of Osceola; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka with the Rev. Louis W. Staubs officiating.

Friends may call for one hour prior to the celebration.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. Inc., 314 W. Catalpa Drive, Suite F, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Online condolence are available at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.

Ernest D. Mynatt

Dec. 2, 1943 — July 28, 2008

Ernest D. Mynatt, 64, Mitchell, died at 4:35 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three sons: Jeff, James and John; three daughters: Donna, Laurie and Joanna; three brothers: Sam, Ralph and Eugene; and five sisters: Beth, Wilma, Joy, Fay and Marie.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Chapel in Owensburg. Burial will follow in the Dishman Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Rev. Robert Kirkman

May 30, 1923 — July 26, 2008

Rev. Robert F. Kirkman, 85, Freeport, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:23 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, Fla.

Born May 30, 1923, in Avoca, he was the son of Roscoe Elsworth and Bernice (Franklin) Kirkman. He married Lois Houpt on April 4, 1942, and she preceded him in death on July 11, 1999.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. In 1952 he went to work at the Naval Weapons Support Center-Crane, and retired in 1970.

Rev. Kirkman was a member and pastor emeritus of the Mitchell First Baptist Church, past president of the Mitchell Rotary Club, and was a Red Coat at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He began his ministry in 1959 and served churches at Huron, Mount Horeb, and Mitchell; and was interim pastor for the American Baptist Churches of Indiana, serving at Avoca, Boonville, Brazil, Spencer, Greensburg, Eastview in Paoli, Bedford, Vincennes, Tell City, and Mount Pleasant and Orleans, both in Orange County. He was elected to six terms on the Indiana Baptist Board of Managers, serving as president in 1978.

In 1976, he was appointed the volunteer chaplain of Bloomington Post No. 33, Indiana State Police, and served in that capacity until 1982. He was a past master of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, an honorary member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228, and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. In 1987 he was appointed to a one-year term as grand chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Indiana.

Surviving are daughters: Peggy Hasker and husband Mike of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Polly Terry and husband Carl of Freeport, Fla.; granddaughters: Paige Nicholson and husband Kevin of Salem, Va., and Amanda Terry of Corpus Christi, Texas; great-granddaughter, Olivia Nicholson; brothers: Tom Kirkman of Avoca and Joe Kirkman of Bedford; and sisters: Patsy Jackson of Bedford and Joan Burton of Orleans.

His parents; wife; brother, William Kirkman; and sister, Carol Pennington, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, with the Rev. Bill Graham, the Rev. Charles Newman, and the Rev. Tom Fuller officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Honorary casketbearers will be: Rick Roberts, Randy Roberts, Dean Anderson. A.G. Rankin, Frank Bradford, Jerry Hancock and Bill Hadley. Casketbearers will be officers of the Indiana State Police.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church Day Care Ministry.

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

July 28, 2008

Eva Kellams

May 10, 1928 — July 26,2008

Eva Kellams, 80, Mitchell, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born May 10, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lester and Thelma Mae (Jenkins) Terry.

She was a homemaker and a wonderful mother.

She was a cook at Jack’s Lounge and retired in 1989. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ.

Surviving are one son, Terry W. Slone Sr., Mitchell; sisters, Dorothy Hamilton of Columbus, and Pat Jones of Martinsville; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Her parents; brother, Harry W. “Bud” Terry; and sisters, Linda Clipp and Joan Green, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Phelix, Chris Fox, Ronnie Green, Johnny Bill Jones, John Gill, Vestan Roberts and Jim Hendy.

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

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

Wilda J. Eker

Sept. 26, 1939 — July 26, 2008

Wilda J. Eker, 68, 2305 30th St., Bedford, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 26, 1939, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Edna (Divine) Garrison. She first married Richard Duncan and then August Eker. Both are now deceased.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Old Country Church in Bedford, and a former member of Charity Chapel Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Boles and husband Robert of Bedford, and Sandra Webb of Bedford; one grandson, Zachery Christopher Lee Webb; one sister, Margaret Barrett, Lubbock, Texas; and one brother, Gary Eker of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Serinity Rebecca LeeAnne Webb on July 15, 1997.

Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Mary J. ‘Jackie’ Isaacs

Nov. 26, 1925 — July 26, 2008

Mary J. “Jackie” Isaacs, 82, 2111 H. Street, Bedford, died at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 26, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Cecil Ray and Iva May (Jaynes) Isaacs.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington.

She graduated from Bedford High School and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Connie Blunk of Bloomington; five sons, Dennis Reynolds of Arizona, Kenny Reynolds of Florida, Charles Reynolds of Bedford, Kevin Reynolds and Brian Reynolds, both of Bloomington; 10 grandchildren, Jeff Parrish, Joni Hardwick, April Reynolds, Emily Reynolds, Caleb Reynolds, Ezra Reynolds, Lauren Reynolds, Mason Reynolds, Grace Reynolds and Eliot Reynolds; and one brother, Bud Isaacs and wife Geri of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; two brothers; and a grandson, Charlie Blackwell.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

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

July 25, 2008

John W. Miskuf, DDS

Jan. 5, 1945 — July 23, 2008

Dr. John W. Miskuf, DDS, 63, 460 Sunny Acres Drive, Bedford, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born Jan. 5, 1945, in Lake County, to Joseph and Mary (Palvelko) Miskuf. He married Sheila Ludlow on Aug. 17, 1968, in Merrillville, and she survives.

He was a dentist in Bedford for 34 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was a graduate of Andrean High School in Merrillville, where he was 11th in his class, president of the concert band and drum major in the marching band. He holds a BS in Zoology from Indiana University with a minor in chemistry. He also received his DDS degree from Indiana University.

He was awarded a rotating dental internship with the U.S. Army at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, N.C.; was post dental surgeon at Sierra Army Facility Hospital in Herlong, Calif., for two years; and has been in private practice in Bedford since 1974, dba as Miskuf Family Dentistry and currently as Bedford Dental Care.

He had hospital staff affiliation with both Bedford Regional Medical Center and Dunn Memorial Hospital; was a member of the International Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, was the first two-year president of the Indiana Academy of General Dentistry; had Fellowship Status with the Academy of General Dentistry and Master Status with the Academy of General Dentistry.

He accumulated over 2,500 hours of continuing education; was a two-year graduate of the Orthodontic Training Course of study in Indianapolis; and a member of the MESOGP Orthodontic Study Club, Cincinnati. He was a past member and two-term president of the St. Vincent de Paul School Board of Education.

His hobbies included boating, fishing, motorcycling, 4-wheeling, music (he paid his way through college leading a four-piece band), and he recorded at Sound Studios in Chicago. His greatest accomplishment: Having the most loving wife, being the proud father to three marvelous sons, and the grandpa “Papaw” to three of the greatest grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Kay Miskuf of Bedford; three sons, Michael Miskuf, DDS, Bedford, Jason Miskuf and wife Amy of Fishers, and David Miskuf of Fishers; three grandsons, Fletcher, Aaron and John David Miskuf; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Joseph Miskuf.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary service will be at the close of the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Lorna M. Dumond

Dec. 11, 1931 — July 22, 2008

Lorna Marie (Smith) Dumond, 76, of Bedford, died at 1:43 a.m. on Tuesday at Core Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Dec. 11, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Sam and Rena (Cornish) Smith. She married Marion Delpha. She later married Arthur Dumond and he died on Dec. 25, 1996. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sisters, Drucella Ware of Indianapolis and Myra Sutton of Bedford; three daughters, Mary Tolliver and Lori Pruett both of Bedford, Sarah Dumond of South Dakota; one son, Sam Dumond and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Marvis Smith, Loretta Smith and Clara Ann Smith, all in infancy; one son, John Delpha who died at birth.

Graveside services were Thursday at Dive Cemetery with Bro. Mike Eggers officiating.

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

Myra D. Arnold

April 14, 1949 — July 22, 2008

Myra Dee Arnold, 59, of Bedford, and Lake Wales, Fla., died Tuesday evening from injuries sustained in a pick-up truck-semi-truck accident on Ind. 37 at the Avoca turn-off.

Born April 14, 1949 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Roy D. and Ora Alice (Benefiel) Smoot.

She retired in 1994 as an administrative assistant at the Stonehenge Lodge in Bedford. She enjoyed tending flowers and being involved in her grandchildren’s activities. She was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and a former member of the Spring Mill Squares Dance Club and Chapter E2 of the Goldwing Road Riders Association.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Arnold, of Bedford and Lake Wales, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Travis Lee and Leandra Goodman, of Jasonville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi Jo and Terry Srygler, of Avoca, Debbie and Billy Ryan, of Danville, Ill., and Tammy and Paul Martin, also of Danville, Ill.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy A. and Otto Fleetwood, of Haines City, Fla.; one brother, Gary L. Smoot, of Bedford, 13 grandchildren; and two nephews, Corey and Casey Allen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Sue Jo Smoot in December, 1955.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene in Bedford with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alexis Brianna Krebbs Medical Fund c/o Day Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St; Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Online condolences may be given at www.mem.com.

July 24, 2008

Elta D. Woodsmall

July 21, 1934 — July 23, 2008

Elta D. Woodsmall, 74, of Mitchell, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor.

Born July 21, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Quinton Earl Johnson and Vena Viola (Brown) Bridwell. She married Norman Rex Woodsmall on June 28, 1977.

She was employed at NWSC Crane where she retired in 1975. She was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War and was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, Norman of Mitchell; three daughters: Kimberly Clifton and husband Frank, Kelly Beavers and husband Carl all of Martinsville, Karol Brooks and husband Jim of Mooresville; one son, Kevin Van Meter and wife Cindi of Mooresville; one brother, Denver “Leon” Johnson and wife Carol of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters: Joyce Teter and husband Karl, Pat Reynolds and husband Bill and Norma Edington, all of Bedford; nine grandchildren: Stephanie Coulter of Mitchell, Carl “Bucky” Beavers of Martinsville, Nathan Beavers and wife Erin of Roachdale, Natalie Brim and husband Bill of Mitchell, Kimberly Enochs and husband Dustin of Bloomington, Jessica Peyton and husband Robbie of Mooresville, Tia Passmore of Mooresville, Christopher Spears and wife Amanda of Ohio, and Deanna Bohenkamp and husband Seth of Mitchell; 23 great-grandchildren: Katilyn and Uriah Stickney, Cameron Coulter, Ashton, Clayton, Matthew and Ashley Beavers, Jacklyn Merry, Zoey and Zane Brim, Brittany, Brayden and Gracie Beavers, Caleb and Hannah Payton, Jordan Parks, Keelie Sims, Josie and Dustin Enochs, Jr., Grayson Spears, Jonathon, Logan and Landon Bohenkamp; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Glenn Bridwell; two brothers: Don and Dwight “Pete” Johnson; one sister, Venita Prunty; and one great grandson, Cole Brim.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to Hoosier Uplands Hospice or the American Diabetes Foundation.

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

Jack L. Batchelor

Jan. 13, 1934 — July 23, 2008

Jack Lee Batchelor, 74, a resident at Johnson’s Christian Village on Ind. 158 and formerly of Oolitic, died at 4 a.m on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Jan. 13, 1934, in Chrisman, Ill., he was the son of Frank and Zora Alice (Tolbert) Batchelor. He married Jacoba “Colbie” Hoekstra on Dec. 21, 1983 and she died on Oct. 30, 2004.

He retired from General Motors in 1992 after 30 years of service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and V.F.W. Post No. 1686.

Survivors include one son, Andy Batchelor and wife Diane of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Tammy Peppers and husband Sean of Dearborn, Mich.; one stepson, Richard Lamey and wife Tracey of Dearborn, Mich.; one sister, Martha Knight of Mitchell; two brothers: Delbert L. Batchelor of Veedersburg, and Edward C. Batchelor of Rochester; one grandchild, Lacie Pruett of Roachdale; two step grandchildren: Krista George and Jennifer Morris of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Philip Batchelor; his parents; one brother, Frank Batchelor, Jr.; three sisters: Aileen Batchelor, Alice “Irene” Brown and Linda Sue Wigley.

No calling or services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen with committal at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

July 23, 2008

Lorna M. Dumond

Dec. 11, 1931 — July 22, 2008

Lorna Marie (Smith) Dumond, 76, Bedford, died at 1:43 a.m. on Tuesday at Core Nursing Home in Bedford.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sisters: Drucella Ware, Indianapolis and Myra Sutton, Bedford; three daughters: Mary Tolliver and Lori Pruett both of Bedford, and Sarah Dumond of South Dakota; one son, Sam Dumond, and seven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dive Cemetery with Bro. Mike Eggers officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

James A. Troxel

March 3, 1940 — July 21, 2008

James Allen Troxel, 68, Mitchell, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday at his residence.

He was employed by Englewood Cut Stone and was a member of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Troxel, Mitchell; sons: Steven Kyle Troxel, Indianapolis, Bradley Allen Troxel, Lincoln, Kan., William Joe Troxel, Mitchell, and Larry Wayne Troxel, Bloomington; one stepdaughter, Linda Sue Keith, Mitchell; a brother, Robert Troxel, of Kentucky; one sister, Arnetha Troxel, of South Carolina, and nine grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mitchell Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Margaret J. Deckard

Dec. 26, 1926 — July 22, 2008

Margaret J, (Kinser) Deckard, 81, Bloomington, died at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Dec. 26, 1926, to Albert and Gusta (Edwards) Kinser. She married Cecil E. Deckard on Feb. 26, 1949, and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1997.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Upper Room Apostolic Church.

Survivors include two sisters: Thelma Prince of Smithville and Viola Kinser of Orleans; five grandchildren: Shelly Deckard and husband Curt of Nashville, Troy LuAllen of Springville, Kim Bartlett and husband Kevin of Heltonville, Brian LuAllen and wife Missy of Bedford and Kevin LuAllen of Bloomfield; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, one daughter, Saundra F. LuAllen; nine brothers:. Gilbert, Delbert, Herbert, Hobart, Glenn, Dale, Virgil, Leonard and Kenneth Kinser; and one sister, Cloatha Kinser.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

July 22, 2008

Martha G. Bollinger

July 3, 1941 — April 17, 2008

Martha Gayle (Craig) Bollinger, 66, more affectionately called “Granny Martha” by her grandchildren, was delivered into the loving arms of her Savior on April 17, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas.

She was born July 3, 1941, in Bedford, to Idris J. “Buck” Craig and Inez I. Cummings Craig. She married Charles “Chuck” Bollinger of Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 26, 1965.

Survivors include her son, Charles Joseph “C.J.” Bollinger and his wife Elizabeth; grandchildren: Cole Tyler Bollinger, Jessica Caytlyn Bollinger, and Carlee Brooke Bollinger, all of Lubbock, Texas; ex-husband, Chuck Bollinger of Kingman, Ariz.; one brother, Kenneth “Joe” Craig and his wife Marilou K. of Bedford; sisters-in-law: Edy Craig of Bedford and Beth Sweiven of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Bob and Charlie Craig.

Martha was a life-long member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. She attended the Academy of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand; graduated from Bedford High School; and attended Arizona State University. She was a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a member of several social clubs.

A funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Jack Heim officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are invited to attend.

July 21, 2008

Clyde H. Beedie

July 7, 1939 — July 18, 2008

Clyde H. Beedie, 69, 226 Hoosier Avenue, Oolitic, went to be with the Lord at 10:29 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 7, 1939, in Bedford, he was the son of Max S. and Olive M. (Daugherty) Beedie. He married Janice Lea Mills on Sept. 27, 1958, and she survives.

He was a supervisor at G.E. in Bloomington, retiring after 27 years, in 1996. He continued working at G.E. after retirement, until the present.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman.

Surviving with his wife, Janice Lea Beedie of Oolitic; are three daughters, Lesa Bell and husband Mike of Mitchell, Debra Gratzer and husband Paul of Bedford, and Janna Abell and husband Tim of Springville; one son, Mike Beedie and wife Tina of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Stacy Ritter and husband John and Amber Thorne and husband Travis, all of Bedford, Lindsey Terrell and husband Zach of Mitchell, Michelle Gratzer and Michael Gratzer, both of Bedford, Tanner Abell and Brianna Abell, both of Bedford and Logan Bell of Mitchell; three great-grandchildren, Andrew Terrell of Mitchell, and Grant and Parker Thorne of Bedford; three sisters, Rosalyn Stiles and Lucille Pearson and husband Pete, all of Bedford, and Sue Ellen Ellis and husband Bernie of Paoli; one stepbrother, Joe Conley of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Marjorie Beedie; two brothers, Tom and Gerald Beedie; and one sister, Harriet Johnson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Jack Heim officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesday with a scripture and prayer service at 8:30 p.m.; and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday all at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or to the American Heart Association.

Clyde will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

July 17, 2008

Roberta I. Maddox

Jan. 20, 1924 — July 16, 2008

Roberta I. Maddox, 84, of 2711 Washington Ave., Bedford, died at 12:29 a.m. on Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 20, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Dras and Ollie (Deckard) Covey. She married Harry Maddox on Jan. 20, 1940, and he preceded her in death on June 9, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. Roberta loved her family, her gardening, and her flowers.

Survivors include one son, Ronnie Wayne Maddox and his fiancé Suzy Reynolds of Bedford; one granddaughter, Misty Johnson and husband Dustin of Bedford; one grandson, Justin Hawkins and wife Shauna of Bedford; four great-grandchildren: Trace Hawkins, Jeslyn Johnson, Lane Hawkins and Dalton Wayne Johnson; a son-in-law, Kent Hawkins, and one sister, Doris Grissom of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Philip Maddox and one daughter, Sandy Hawkins.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Duane Brown and the Rev. John Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

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

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

July 15, 2008

Shirley A. Kinser

April 6, 1943 — July 13, 2008

Shirley A. Kinser, 65, of 341 Sipes Branch Road, Heltonville, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 6, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Richard Kern and Lena Mae (Mosier) Young. She married Phillip D. Kinser Nov. 5, 1983, and he survives.

She was the co-owner of Kinser Custom Printing in Heltonville and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include her husband, Phillip of Heltonville; three children: Keith Cobb of Bedford, Karen Moore and husband Jeff, and Lisa Stephens and husband Steve all of Bloomington; four stepchildren: Pam Kinser, Phillip Kinser Jr. of Bloomington, Leon Kinser of Williams and Chad Kinser of Bloomington; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Jenny Edwards and husband Art of East Oolitic; and a daughter-in-law, Tamara Hughes of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Claude Young and one sister, Varda “Jackie” Briscoe.

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

Friends may call from 4 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 Shirley at www.daycarter.com.

Georgia G. Hacker

Feb. 10, 1933 — July 13, 2008

Georgia G. Hacker, 75, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Sunday at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 10, 1933, in Bedford, to the late Benton and Geneva Carter McMillan.

She was a homemaker and member of the Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, Fla. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ford Hacker, whom she married on April 15, 1952, in Springville; two sons: Larry (and Beverly) Hacker of Orlando, Fla. and Timothy Hacker of Titusville, Fla.; a daughter, Kimberly Hacker of Titusville, Fla.; two brothers: Wendell McMillan and Gerald (and Janet) McMillan, both of Bedford; two grandchildren: Jason Hacker and Brian (and Sherry) Hacker; and a special friend and caregiver, Mindy Miller of Somerset.

Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Betty East.

Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. today at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home in Somerset, then from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.

Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.

Myrtle Matuszewski

Sept. 26, 1917 — July 14, 2008

Myrtle Marie Matuszewski, 90, of 1913 Fifth St., Bedford, died at 6 p.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Edward and Laura Mae (Sasser) Cobb. She married Delbert (Deb) Holt. She later married James Morris, and later married Frank Matuszewski.

She retired from M. Fine & Sons Manufacturing and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. She was a devoted wife and mother. She loved to garden and was a tireless fisherman.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert T. and Patricia (Pruitt) Holt of Kenray Lake; a daughter, Carolyn (Morris) Terry of Bedford; a son-in-law, Jerry D. Terry of Silverville; grandchildren: Debby and husband Kenny Carrico of Worthington, Greg Coulter of Brownstown, Jeff and wife Linda Coulter of Worthington, Doug and wife Vickie Coulter of Port Orchard, Wash., Teresa and husband John Fiscus of Worthington, Allan Holt of Kenray Lake, Dina Terry of Silverville, Jeremy and wife Michelle Terry of Fayetteville, Laura Mae and husband Brian Root of Bedford; 19 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; a brother, Doyle and wife Adele Cobb of Melbourne, Fla.; sisters: Helen Thompson of Hemet, Calif., and Phyllis Kirk of Bedford; and her best friend and faithful companion, her little dog, Chrisie Belle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; five brothers: Ernest, Ray, Emery, Everett and Earl Cobb; a sister, Nancy (Nannie) Brinegar; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley (Holt) and Donald Coulter; and three grandsons: Richard Coulter, Robert K. Holt and David Holt.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that memorial donations be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Mitchell, IN 47446.

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

July 14, 2008

Marie Maxine Kruse

Oct. 6, 1928 — July 11, 2008

Marie Maxine Kruse, 79, of 1315 Budha Road, died at 10 a.m. on Friday at her residence.

Born Oct. 6, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ted R. and Bertha (Baker) Crane.

She retired as tourism director for Lawrence County. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Auxiliary, Lawrence County Historical Society, and the Green Hill Cemetery board.

Survivors include three sons, Samual William Kruse Jr. of Sugarland, Texas, Doran Spencer Kruse of Bedford, and Jan M. Kruse of Bedford; one daughter, Lynn Renee McCreary of Gaithersburg, Md.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lea Anne Kruse; one grandchild; and one brother, William Crane.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the National Hemophilia Foundation.

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

Albert B. ‘Dutch’ Broglin

April 29, 1922 — July 12, 2008

Albert Baker Broglin, 86, of 1319 M Street, Bedford, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

Born April 29, 1922, in Oolitic, he was the son of Albert Marion and Bernice Queen (Baker) Broglin. He married Marjorie Ann Leahy on Aug. 6, 1950, and she survives.

He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Indiana University. He retired as a colonel in the United States Army and also from the Indiana Employment Security Division. During his lifetime he owned several family businesses; Broglin Hardware & Gift Shop and the Broglin Laundromat, all in Oolitic.

Surviviors include his wife of 58 years Marjorie; one daughter, Alicia B. Parker and husband Matthew of Bedford; two sons, A. Christopher Broglin and wife Angie of Evansville and Jon Broglin of Oolitic; two grandsons, Harrison Parker of Bedford, and Jordan Broglin of Evansville; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Betty Louise Brown of New Albany; several aunts and uncles; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

July 13, 2008

Katherine Ray, 83

Nov. 18, 1924 — July 11, 2008

Katherine Ray, 83, of Columbus, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday at the Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, J. Warren Ray; one daughter, Teresa Norris of Columbus; two sisters, Alice Green of Sweetser and Norma Doty of Bedford; and one step-brother, Lowell Jones of Muncie.

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

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice.

July 12, 2008

Wayne Pierce

June 17, 1917 — July 9, 2008

Wayne Pierce, 91, of 1917 D Street, Bedford, died at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born June 17, 1917, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles and Gladys (Eagan) Pierce. He married Gertrude Mae Snow on Sept. 23, 1941, and she preceded him in death in July 2006.

He was a welder at General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of the Faith Mission Church in Bedford and U.A.W. Local No. 440. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

Survivors include one son, David Pierce and wife Donna of Bedford; one grandson, Drew Pierce and wife Brandy of New Hampshire; two great-grandsons, Bryce and Connor Pierce of New Hampshire; three brothers, Forrest Pierce of Williams, Kelsie Pierce and wife Janet of Bedford, Ron Pierce and wife Becky of Mitchell; one sister, Shirley Ellison and husband Fred of Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Wayne Jr.; two brothers, Dale and Harold Pierce; and one sister, Frances Hedge.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Faith Mission Church in Bedford with the Rev. Leonard Sankey, the Rev. Stevan Manley and the Rev. David Crosley officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery in Lawrence County. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the Faith Mission Church.

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

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the Home Health and Hospice of Bloomington Hospital for their care.

July 11, 2008

John A. Atchison

Aug. 1, 1937 — July 10, 2008

John A. Atchison, 70, Mitchell, died Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

He was a retired drywall contractor.

Survivors include two sons, John Ivan Atchison, Clarksville, and Darrell Eugene Atchison, Paoli; one sister, Dorothy M. Carroll, Mitchell; three brothers, Hubert R. “Peanut” Atchison, James Atchison and Kenneth Atchison, all of Mitchell; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bryantsville Cemetery.

No visitation is scheduled.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

July 10, 2008

Eugenia L. Hamilton

Sept. 30, 1924 — July 9, 2008

Eugenia L. Hamilton, 83, Springville, died at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 30, 1924, in Washington, she was the daughter of George and Pearl (Montgomery) Saunders. She married Dale Hamilton in 1941, and he survives.

She worked at M. Fine & Sons and at Needmore School. She was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, Dale of Springville, are two sons: Bob Hamilton and wife Donna of Bloomington, and Roger Hamilton and wife Kathy of Bedford; one daughter, Ronda Mitchell and husband Gary of Springville; five granddaughters: Stacey Hamilton of Australia, Melissa (Keith) Watts of Nashville, Tenn., Michelle Prince, Nicole (Nick) McPike and Shauna (Justin) Hawkins, all of Bedford; 18 great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and two brothers: Lester Saunders and Darrell Saunders.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sondra Hamilton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Brother Billy Brim officiating. Burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

July 08, 2008

Shawn L. Knight

Dec. 2, 1969 — July 7, 2008

Shawn Lee Knight, 38, Bedford, died Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Nancy Knight and adopted mother, Alice Rose Knight.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Guthrie Christian Church with Pastor George Sikes, Pastor Byron Barrett and the Rev. John Turner officiating. Interment will follow at the family plot at Hansen Cemetery.

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

Nathan Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences are available at www.forevercare.org.

July 07, 2008

Raymond E. McLaughlin

June 14, 1943 — July 5, 2008

Raymond Earl McLaughlin, 65, Bedford, died at 4:28 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 14, 1943, in Charleston, to William and Maggie Collins McLaughlin.

He was a fabricator at Extruded Alloys until 1979.

He attended Oolitic High School, was of the Protestant faith, and a member of Hoosier Hills CB Radio Club.

Survivors include sons, Raymond Eugene McLaughlin of Bedford, Tim McLaughlin and wife Shannon of Heltonville, and Jody Lee McLaughlin, Bedford; grandchildren, Allison Hembree and husband Nick and Adrianne Carr and husband Jeremy, all of Loogootee, Jarred McLaughlin of Heltonville, Garrett McLaughlin of Bedford, Cody McLaughlin of Bloomington and Mylee McLaughlin of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Mylee Hembree and Grayce Carr, both of Loogootee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Billy and Kenneth McLaughlin; and one sister, Frances Fox.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Gregory Eads officiating. Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.

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

James R. Reynolds

Oct. 16, 1927 — July 4, 2008

James Robert Reynolds, 80, a resident of 1255 Buddha Road, Bedford, since 1949, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Bedford, the son of Orville A. and Fannie (Adams) Reynolds. He married Zella Rose Fiddler on May 15, 1949, in Bedford.

He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and had preached in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

He was a letter carrier and carpenter and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include two sons, Aaron Reynolds and wife Debra of Minneapolis, Minn., and Eric Reynolds and wife Tammy of Bedford; one daughter, Claudia Shipman and husband Robin of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, Donald Larry Reynolds and wife Gwen of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandsons, Jason and Alex Reynolds and Jonathan Barlar; and three granddaughters, Ashley Barlar, Whitney Shipman and Erica Reynolds.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, Eugene.

There will be no services at this time.

Burial will be at a later date at Crawford Cemetery.

July 05, 2008

Eva Brock

Jan. 30, 1922 — July 2, 2008

Eva “Margaret” Brock, 86, a resident of Garden Villa in Bedford, died at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Born Jan. 30, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Chester L. and Margaret M. (Isom) Spainhourd. She married Ronal P. Brock on Sept. 6, 1946, and he died on Sept. 3, 1999.

She was a homemaker and a former operator for Indiana Bell and later employed at NWSC CRANE. Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Red Hat Society and Indiana Bell Telephone Pioneers. She was a former assistant Girl Scout leader and member of the Lincoln School PTA. Margaret was a veteran of World War II serving with the Women’s Army Corps. and was a 55-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Hancock and husband Skip of Bedford; four grandchildren, Steven Megnin of Bedford, Jeremy Megnin of Bloomington, Andrea Davis and husband Bill of Garland, Texas and Malissa Hancock of Indianapolis; eight great-grandchildren, Logan Megnin of Bloomington, Nikki Hancock and Heather Long both of Garland, Texas, and Mallory, Patricia, Mary, Roger and Tony Davis all of Garland, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Norma Brock of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Evelyn Shafer and Fern Wray; and one brother, Carl Spainhourd.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris 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 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

July 03, 2008

Mary A. Tirey

March 30, 1930 — July 2, 2008

Mary Alice Tirey, 78, 101 Tarry Park Lane, Bedford, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

She was born March 30, 1930, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Sam and Merlene (Blackwell) Cobb. She married John Tirey on Nov. 19, 1947, in Bedford, and he survives.

She was a homemaker. She attended Oolitic High School and attended Oolitic Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband John Tirey of Bedford, are one daughter, Susan Nester and husband Bill of Bedford; two grandchildren: Cindy Moreland of Bicknell and Michael J. Embree of Bedford; four great-grandchildren: Presley and JohnWyatt Moreland, Bicknell and Tucker and Reece Embree of Bedford; and one sister, Frances Stigall of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Jim and Walter Cobb, and one sister, Esther Lewis

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Cresthaven Memory Gardens

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements under direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Amy M. Speer

Feb. 5, 1925 — May 16, 2008

Amy Mae (Pace) Speer of Sedona, Arizona, died May 16 at Kachina Point Health Care.

She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Bedford, to William A. and Louise (Quigley) Pace. She was a graduate of Bedford High School. She married Richard Speer Oct. 20, 1946. He preceded her in death.

She was a resident of Lawrence County for most of her life and was a member of Mundell Christian Church.

She is survived by two daughters: Sara (Elliott) Douglass of Greentown, and Brenda (Jesse) Miles of Cottonwood, Ariz.; three grandsons: David Schuler of Thornton, Colo., Scott Douglass of Heltonville, and Andrew Schuler of Apopka, Fla.

She was also preceded in death by a twin sister and two other sisters and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mundell Christian Church.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

An online guest book is available at www.westcottfuneralhome.com.

Betty L. Grounds

Aug. 1, 1924 — July 1, 2008

Betty Lucille Grounds, 83, of Bedford died Tuesday at her residence.

She retired from Indiana Farmers Town and Country Insurance Company.

Survivors include her son, Michael Grounds, Bedford; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Gosport Cemetery with Jeff Hauersperger officiating.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport.

July 02, 2008

Lana D. Lyons

Jan. 12, 1948 — June 28, 2008

Lana D. Lyons, 60, of 790 Roddy Straight, Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Methodist Memorial Hospital in Oakridge, Tenn.

Born Jan. 12, 1948, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harry and Thelma (Graham) Magers. She married Charles D. Lyons on June 1, 1985, and he survives.

She was formerly employed at Dunn Memorial Hospital as a technician in the medical lab and had served as a second shift supervisor. Lana and Dave had also operated the Bedford Cinema.

Surviving with her husband, Charles of Tennessee, are her father, Harry Magers of Bedford; one son, Lane Magers and wife Bobbette of Bedford; two daughters: Lynn A. Jenkins and husband Marty of Spring City, Tenn., and Tara R. Almond and husband Gary of Lynn Haven, Fla.; two brothers: Barry D. Magers and wife, Penny, and Jahn Magers and wife Kelly all of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Marty Jenkins, Johnathan Jenkins, Caleb Jenkins, Mikey Jenkins,

McKinzie Magers, Morgan Magers, Emmalee Magers, Taryn Inman and Nathan Almond.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma; and three aunts: Gladys Swango, Pearl Clark and Ruby Frye.

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

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Darlene T. Barrett

Dec. 31, 1937 — June 27, 2008

Darlene T. Barrett, 70, of 1206 O St., Bedford, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born Dec. 31, 1937, in Williamson, W. Va., she was the daughter of Gilbert and Nora (Pruitt) Trent. She married James Barrett and he survives.

Darlene was a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. She had been a stenographer for the FBI in Washington, D.C. and was a Girl Scout leader, an instructor for Weight Watchers and a member of Tri Kappa Sorority. She retired as director of medical records for Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Little Theatre of Bedford and The Calvary Chapel in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, James of Bedford; two daughters: Cynthia Barrett and husband Allan Edwards of Atlanta, Ga., and Christine Cobos and husband Robert of Rochester, N.Y.; one son, Thomas Barrett of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Dorothy Deal of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren: Katie and Ethan Cobos both of Rochester, N.Y.; and her stepmother, Nina Trent of Chattaroy, W. Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Vivian Trent.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Calvary Chapel at 12th and O streets, Bedford and at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Chattaroy, W. Va.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to cancer research.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Braylee J. Short

June 30, 2008 — June 30, 2008

Braylee JoeAnn Short, infant daughter of Dale and Melissa (Hollars) Short, was stillborn Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include her parents, Dale and Melissa Short of Heltonville; one brother, Sheldon Short at home; her maternal grandparents, Ked and Connie Hollars of Bloomington; aunts and uncles: Ked Hollars Jr. and wife Kelly of Greene County, Steve Hollars and wife Marsha of Bloomington, Esslee Thomas of Tennessee, and Amber Grogan of Bedford; eight cousins: Aly and Gracie Hollars of Greene County, Taylor and Abby Hollars of Bloomington, and Cory, Jason, Kylie and Jayden Grogan all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Stuben Lee and Karen JoeAnn Thomas. She was also preceded in death by one cousin, Levi David Hollars.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with Pastor Chris Meadows officiating. Burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Nelson E. Nicholson

Aug. 9, 1943 — June 30, 2008

Nelson E. Nicholson, 64, of 1112 T Street, Bedford, died at 4:18 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 9, 1943, in Bedford, he was the son of Homer and Dolly (May) Nicholson. He married Barbara S. Russell on April 7, 1973, and she survives.

He was employed at Hatfield Iron & Metal in Bedford years ago. He was a member of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion of Mitchell and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Bedford; one brother, Arthur Nicholson and wife Kelly of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Shirley Russell of Mitchell; five brothers-in-law: David Russell and wife Louella, and Jim Russell and wife Lydia all of Mitchell, Mike Russell and wife Rita, and Steve Russell all of Bedford, and Kenny Russell and wife Wanda of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Warren Nicholson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jim Russell officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250.

Friends may call from 4 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 Nelson at www.daycarter.com.

Frances C. Brown

Sept. 6, 1926 — July 1, 2008

Frances C. Brown, 81, of 705 14th St., Bedford, died at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 6, 1926, in Rowletts, Ky., she was the daughter of Roe and Nellie M. (Thornton) Woodard. She joined the Woodsonville Baptist Church at an early age. She married George T. Brown on Sept. 7, 1940, and he survives.

She retired from Indiana Bell after 19 years of service. Frances was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bedford where she had served on the mission board, served as an usher and as church clerk for many years. She was a member of T.O.P.S., Friday Night Social Bowling League and Seniors Bowling League.

Surviving with her husband, George, are three daughters: Georgenia Curry of Louisville, Ky., Mary Rowlett and husband James of Munfordville, Ky., and Phyllis R. Wagers and husband Forrester of Bedford; four sons: William T. Brown and wife Sharon of Bloomington, Edward L. Brown and wife Marsha, Clarance H. Brown and wife Darlene all of Bedford, and Rick Brown and wife Tammy of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Mattie Thornton of Bedford; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Richard, Clarence, Edward and Robert Henry; and a son-in-law, W.L. Curry.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the Woodsonville Baptist Church in Munfordville, Ky., with Rev. Sylvester Sykes and Rev. Donald Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in Woodsonville Memorial Gardens in Munfordville, Ky. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Brooks Funeral Home in Munfordville, Ky.

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

July 01, 2008

Jerry L. Lintz

July 8, 1976 — June 29, 2008

Jerry Lee Lintz, 31, 1062 Palestine Road, Bedford, died Sunday from injuries in a motorcycle accident.

He was born July 8, 1976, in Noblesville, the son of Jerry R. and Lesley (Isenhower) Lintz.

He was a helicopter mechanic at Aztec Aviation in Bedford.

He was a graduate of BNL High School with the class of 1994, and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Survivors include his parents, Jerry R. and Lesley Lintz of Bedford; two children: Ethan A. Lintz and Emily D. Lintz, both of Bedford; his grandfather, Albert Isenhower of Sheridan and grandmothers: Katie Ramsey of Missouri and Mary R. Lintz of Noblesville.

He was preceded in death by grandmother Betty Isenhower, and grandfather Norman Lintz.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3 at Gross Cemetery in Whitehall in Owen County, where burial will follow.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Lana D. Lyons

Jan. 12, 1948 — June 28, 2008

Lana D. Lyons, 60, 790 Roddy Straight, Spring City, Tenn., formerly of Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Methodist Memorial Hospital in Oakridge, Tenn.

She was formerly employed at the Dunn Memorial Hospital as a technician in the medical lab and had served as a second shift supervisor. She and her husband had also operated the Bedford Cinema.

Survivors include her husband, Charles of Tennessee; her father, Harry Magers, Bedford; one son, Lane Magers, Bedford; two daughters: Lynn A. Jenkins, Spring City, Tenn., and Tara R. Almond, Lynn Haven, Fla.; two brothers: Barry D. Magers and Jahn Magers, both of Bedford, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Nelson E. Nicholson

Aug. 9, 1943 — June 30, 2008

Nelson E. Nicholson, 64, of 1112 T St., Bedford, died at 4:18 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was formerly employed at Hatfield Iron & Metal in Bedford and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Bedford; one brother, Arthur Nicholson, Bedford; one sister-in-law, and five brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jim Russell officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Cecil Martin Post No. 250.

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

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