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2009-02 (February)

February 28, 2009

Carol A. Sumner

March 25, 1940 — Feb. 26, 2009

Carol Ann Sumner, 68, of Berrien Springs, Mich., passed away at her home on Thursday evening.

Carol was born March 25, 1940, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Lloyd Chester and Esther (Brown) Speer. On July 15, 1962, she married Delbert C. Sumner in Bloomington, and they had lived in Berrien Springs for the past 39 years.

Carol was an elementary school teacher for 34 years in Indiana and Michigan, retiring in 1999 from the Lakeshore School System. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Surviving family members are her husband, Delbert; daughter, Holly (Rich) Harron of Charlotte, N.C.; two sons, Jonathan (Becky) Sumner of Apison, Tenn., and Nathan (Candy) Sumner of Veneta, Ore.; four grandchildren, Peter and Paige Sumner, and Morgan and Ashley Harron; two sisters, Katheryn (Clarence) Ratliff of Worthington, and Charlotte (Rick) Gast of Coloma; two brothers, Lloyd (Christal) Speer of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Leslie (Patti) Speer of Calhoun, Ga.; her stepmother, Autumn Speer Billings of Bloomington; also many cousins, nieces, and nephews; two aunts, Agnes Jolly of Bloomington and Helen Martin of Bedford; and uncle, Fred Speer of Macedonia, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Speer and Esther Speer Shippy.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Eau Claire Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Greene County Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. today, at the Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, and to leave messages online at www.allredfuneralhome.com.

February 27, 2009

Linda L. Norman

Jan. 26, 1944 — Feb. 25, 2009

Linda L. Norman, 65, 87 Sipes Branch Road, Heltonville, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Monroe County, to Clyde and Blanche (Ramsey) Norman. She was a graduate of Heltonville High School with the class of 1964.

She was a retired payroll clerk at NWSC Crane Naval Depot.

Survivors include one brother, Clyde Edward Norman and wife Jane of Bedford; three sisters, Sharon Kinser and husband Richard of Heltonville, and Donna George and Janis Alexander and husband Jerry, all of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Thelma Colleen Sipes.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Timothy Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Billy R. Sillings

Jan. 16, 1962 — Feb. 24, 2009

Billy Ray Sillings, 47, of Antioch, Calif., and formerly of Hardinsburg, died Tuesday.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was employed with Georgia Pacific Co. of San Leandro, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Emily Sillings; his mother, Julia Rose Thompson, New Albany; a daughter, Melinda Parks, Jasper; a son, Danny Strange II, Mitchell; and sisters Melissa Withers, New Albany, and Suzanne Astabie, Escalon, Calif.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

February 26, 2009

William C. Lewis

Nov. 20, 1927 — Feb . 22, 2009

William C. Lewis, Cary, N.C., formerly of Odessa Texas, and Bedford, died Sunday at his daughter’s residence in Cary, N.C.

He was a businessman in Bedford, and was later Chief of Police at the Univerisity of Texas campus at Odessa, Texas,

Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Lewis Cleary, Cary, N.C.; a son, David Lewis, Bedford, four grandchilren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Lewis, Mitchell, two sisters, Joan Adams, Castle Rock, Colo., and Carolyn Buttz, Bedford.

A memorial service is scheduled for Easter Sunday at Cresthaven. More details will be released closer to the time of the service.

Donations to Hospice of Lake County, N.C. or a hospice of the donor’s choosing.

Jack R. Thompson

Jan. 13, 1922 — Feb. 24, 2009

Jack R. Thompson, 87, of Bedford, formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born Jan. 13, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Ralph and Hazel (Ahlenstorf) Thompson. On Dec. 15, 1973, he married Violet Smith in Urbana, Ill. and she survives.

He graduated from Lockland High School, Lockland, Ohio, in 1939, and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 1943. He served in the United States Navy as a Lt.J.G. from 1943 to 1946, where he served in Pearl Harbor, New Hebrides, Guadalcanal and Okinawa.

After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he was employed by Eli Lilly in Richmond as a pharmacist and medical service representative. In June 1950, he purchased the Berman Drug Store at the corner of Union and Market Streets in Liberty, where he operated until the fall of 1967. He went on to spend another 35 years in the pharmacy profession as a hospital and retail pharmacist in Indiana and Illinois, including stints at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Reid Memorial Hospital, Henry County Hospital, the University of Illinois Student Health Center, Wal-Mart, and Dunn Memorial Hospital. His professional career in pharmaceutical related positions spanned 65 years.

While living in Liberty, he served multiple terms on the Union County School Board, and was a member of Edwards Memorial Methodist Church. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM of Bedford for 50 years; the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine of Indianapolis; Member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bedford; and Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He enjoyed trains and writing. He was a contributor to the book “High Mileage Hearts.”

Survivors include his wife, Violet Thompson of Bedford; two daughters, Kathie Matney (Richard) of Connersville and Vanessa Hardin (Marc) of Greens Fork; two sons, Paul Thompson of Indianapolis and Jack Thompson (Konnie) of Denver, Colo; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or the First Presbyterian Church, Bedford, Indiana, in memory of Jack R. Thompson.

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

Robert L. Garrison

April 1, 1966 — Feb. 23, 2009

Robert Linval Garrison, 42, of Bedford, died Monday at his residence.

He was born April 1, 1966, to Maurice “Bob” and Kathy (Sowders) Garrison.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle; mother, Kathy; stepfather, Ron Hearth; father, Bob; two sisters, Tracy Meadows and Debra Selby; four sons, Justin, Casey, Zachery, and Toby Garrison and life-long best friend, Scott Noel.

A private family visitation will be held later this week at Jones Funeral Home.

Leona E. Elliott

Feb. 12, 1928 — Feb. 25, 2009

Leona E. Elliott, 81, of Bedford died Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford

Born Feb. 12, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Albert and Daisy (Prewitt) Reynolds. She married Jack C. Elliott on Jan. 29, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church. Leona was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was always smiling.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sanders and husband Stephen, and Sandra Bishop and husband Tom, all of Bedford; one son, Michael Elliott and wife Marcella of Bedford; four grandsons, Phillip Sanders and wife Lydia, Christopher Sanders, Brad Bishop and Roger Bishop; four great-grandchildren, Jon, Amanda and Samantha Sanders, and Josiah Peters; one great-great-grandson, Vincent Disbro; two sisters, Phyllis Webb of Virginia and Wilma Godsey of Bedford; and two brothers, Gail Reynolds and Jerry Reynolds and wife Betty, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Fred Barger and Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church or the American Heart Association.

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

James H. Canada

Dec. 8, 1926 — Feb. 25, 2009

James H. Canada, 82, of Bliss House, formerly of Breckenridge Road in Bedford, died at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday, at the Morgan Hospital and Health Center in Martinsville.

Born Dec.8, 1926, in Oolitic, he was the son of Gilbert and Lilly H. (Smith) Canada. He married Ellen B. Brown on June 26, 1952 and she survives.

He retired from Summitt & Evans Stone Co. in Bedford. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Surviving with his wife, Ellen; are one daughter, E. Roberta Plummer and husband Marty of Bedford; two sons, Nathan H. Canada and wife Marsha of Indianapolis, and A. Scot Canada and wife Jill of New Palestine; two grandsons, Eric Canada and wife Kim and Jeremy Plummer; two great-grandsons, Jesse Plummer and Ryan Canada; and one brother, Marvin Canada of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lucy Owen and Sue Burton; and one brother, Charles Canada.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

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

L. Carol Jack

Nov. 19, 1958 — Feb. 21, 2009

L. Carol Jack, 50, Bloomington, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Saturday at her residence.

Born Nov. 19, 1958, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert Wayne and Wanda Lou (Terry) Edwards. She was first married to Bradley D. Powell and later married to Dave W. Jack.

She was a code inspector for Housing and Neighborhood Development for the City of Bloomington.

Carol graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. She was a lifelong fan of fishing and auto racing.

Surviving are her children, Laura E. Powell of Indianapolis, Aaron K. Powell and wife Brittany of Greenwood, and David T. Jack of Bloomington; her mother, Wanda Edwards of Mitchell; her sister, Ada Reynolds and husband Danny of Mitchell; her grandmother, Rachel Edwards of Orleans; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Her father; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Claribelle (Mundy) Terry; and paternal grandfather, Robert E. Edwards, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell with Brother Max Timbrook officiating.

The family will receive friends at a reception following the service.

Cremation was chosen.

Memorial Gifts: Hoosier Hills Food Bank or the Mitchell Varsity Club Clothe a Child.

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

Lorene E. Johnson

June 1, 1929 — Feb. 24, 2009

Lorene E. Johnson, 79, of Danville, died Tuesday at Valleyview Group Home in Danville.

She was born June 1, 1929 in Orange County, to Claude and Zora (White) Johnson.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two brothers, Earl Johnson and wife Betty of Orleans and Lloyd Vernon Johnson and wife Barbara of Williams; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryantsville Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

Lillian M. McVey

March 6, 1925 — Feb. 24, 2009

Lillian Mae (Sadler) McVey, 83, Martinsville, formerly of Shoals, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Homeview Center in Franklin.

She was a missionary to Brazil and served as accountant and treasurer for Immanuel Missionary Church.

Survivors include two sons, Andrew McVey, Odon, and Gordon L. McVey, Martinsville; one daughter, Mary Beth Ross, Bedford; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shoals at the Shoals Holiness Church with the Rev. Van Dorman officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from noon on Saturday until the services at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made tot he Immanuel Missionary Northern Brazil Missions. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

February 25, 2009


Flossie Foddrill

Feb. 7, 1930 — Feb. 24, 2009

Flossie Foddrill, 79, of 1101 Sheridan Drive, Bedford, died at 8:26 a.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

She was born Feb. 7, 1930, in Jackson County, the daughter of Henry and Carrie (Branaman) Goen. She married Irvine Lee in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1964. She then married Harry Allen in 1966 and he preceded her in death in 1984. Lastly, she married Robert L. Foddrill in August of 1986, and he survives.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Medora High School with the class of 1947, and a member of White River Baptist Church in Buddha.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Foddrill of Bedford; four sons, James Lee and Joe Lee and wife Cathy, all of Bedford, Johnny Lee and wife Kathy of Martinsville and Jeffery Lee and wife Nancy of Bloomington; three stepchildren, Stephen Allen of Bedford, Donna Allen of Bloomington, and Karen (Allen) Mann, Fairdale, Ky.; three brothers, Earl Goen, Bedford and Homer Goen and James Goen, Holland, Mich.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Leona E. Elliott

Feb. 12, 1928 — Feb. 25, 2009

Leona E. Elliott, 81, Bedford, died at 1:30 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Sanders and Sandra Bishop, both of Bedford; one son, Michael Elliott, Bedford; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Phyllis Webb of Virginia and Wilma Godsey, Bedford; and two brothers, Gail Reynolds and Jerry Reynolds, both of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Fred Barger and Pastor Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mount Pleasant Christian Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Beverly S. Morrow

May 15, 1939 — Feb. 23, 2009

Beverly Sue (Jean) Amick Morrow, 69, of Bedford, died on Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born on May 15, 1939, in Lawrence County, the daughter of William and Mildred (Emery) Jean. She was a retired employee of Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington and also from JayC Food Stores in Bedford. She previously worked for Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington.

She was a former member and Past President of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Aerie No. 1085 in Bloomington and the Teamsters Union. She very much enjoyed playing bingo anywhere, anytime and cards, particularly poker and euchre.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Chris Morrow of Solsberry; three sons, Kenny Amick of Bloomington, Billy Amick of Bedford and Tony Amick of Owen County; four stepchildren, Jim Morrow and Debbie McArtor, both of Stanford, and Joe Morrow and Tom Morrow, both of Bloomington; 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Darlene Jean of Greenwood and Becky (husband Bob) Shields of Monroe County.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Amick; her second husband, James Morrow Sr.; one step-son, Jeff Morrow; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37 in Bloomington.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the services on Thursday at the funeral home.

February 24, 2009

Jack A. Gary

Dec. 5, 1933 — Feb. 22, 2009

Jack Alfred Gary, 75, a former North Country native, residing for the past 21 years in Mitchell, passed away Sunday at home under the loving care of his family.

Born Dec. 5, 1933, in Stockholm, N.Y., to Glenwood and Lixina (Mere) Gary. He attended Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and served in the Army from 1957 thru 1962.

He married Rita M. (Sochia) Gary on May 30, 1959. He was employed with General Motors for 30 years, retiring in 1994 at the Bedford plant. He enjoyed woodworking, prospecting and loved the outdoors. He loved the west and wintered in Yuma, Ariz.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rita M. Gary; three daughters, Tammy J. Gary and companion Kimberly Kielmeier, Patricia M. Hughes and husband Harry all of Mitchell, and Jacqueline M. Gary and companion Benjamin Gladding of Massena, N.Y.; one son, Michael J. Gary and wife Jennifer of Chesapeake, Va.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Freda Frary, Bonnie Henderson and Mitzi Spizzirri; and one brother, Richard Gary.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Minister Glen Hamer officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service.

A memorial service will be conducted in New York in the spring. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Ruth B. Jones

March 26, 1921 — Feb. 23, 2009

Ruth B. Jones, 87, of Mitchell, formerly of Bedford, died Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Miller, Avoca and Tracy Chenault, Mitchell, and one brother, James Grant, Bedford.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Glendora Goodwin

May 30, 1931 — Feb. 19, 2009

Glendora Goodwin, 77, of 1722 Linwood Drive, Bedford, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was employed as a writer for the Times-Mail in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Tim Goodwin, Bedford: two grandchildren; and one brother, Carl David Crowder, Plymouth, Mich.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jeff Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

John R. Liford

Nov. 25, 1927 — Feb. 22, 2009

John Roy Liford, 81, a longtime resident of Ellettsville, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was retired from Smithville Telephone Company.

Survivors include four sons, John Keith Liford and Kevin Liford, both of Ellettsville, Doug Liford, Bedford and Kenneth Liford, Unionville; one daughter, Lisa Liford Brown, Ellettsville; two sisters, Betty Goble and Doris Freeman, both of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Chandler Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Chambersville Cemetery with military graveside services by Spencer VFW and American Legion.

A Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.

February 23, 2009

Monte L. Duncan

June 6, 1970 — Feb. 22, 2009

Monte Lee Duncan, 38, 1741 Pumphouse Road, Mitchell, died at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday at his residence, after a lengthy battle with cancer

Born June 6, 1970, in Bedford, he was the son of Bradley Duncan and Helen Kent. He married Shane Roll in Bedford in 1994

He was the owner/operator of Duncan’s Structural Solutions.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mitchell

Survivors include his wife, Shane Duncan of Mitchell; four children, Eric Duncan, Derek Duncan, Brooklyn Duncan and Dorian Duncan, all of Mitchell; one grandson, Kayden Monte Duncan of Mitchell; four sisters, Vicki Rogers, Sheila Gilstrap, Rita Gilstrap and Jennifer Duncan, all of Mitchell; one stepsister, Cathy Russell of Arizona; his mother, Helen Kent of Mitchell; his stepfather, Joe Kent of Mitchell; his father, Bradley Duncan of Mitchell; five brothers, Charlie Meadows of Bedford and Bradley Eugene Duncan, Leroy Duncan, Clifford Duncan and Mark Duncan, all of Mitchell; and one stepbrother, Jeffrey Kent of Mitchell

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to the family in lieu of flowers.

William C. Tincher Jr.

May 25, 1953 — Feb. 21, 2009

William C. “BOP” Tincher Jr., 55, 1180 S. 9th St., Mitchell, died at 5:03 p.m. on February 21 at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford

Born May 25, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William C. and Betty R. (Moore) Tincher.

He was a truck driver for Red Line Medical Supply.

He was a member of the Mitchell American Legion, White River Bow Hunters and Bedford Boat Club.

Survivors include one son, Jeramie Arnold of Mitchell; one daughter, Kimberly Manning of Mitchell; one brother, David Tincher of Mitchell; two sisters, Genny Grider of Mitchell, and Korki Lagenour of Fort Ritner; four grandchildren, Mia Renea Uland, Jaydan Allen Arnold, Kalyn White and Clayton Manning; nieces, Dayna Bagshaw, Shawna Lea Allen, and Karrie Tincher; and nephews, Brian and Mike Cassidy.

He was preceded in death by his parents

There will be no public services and burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the funeral home.

Russell H. Daugherty

Aug. 6, 1913 — Feb. 20, 2009

Russell Howard Daugherty, 95, Bedford, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born August 6, 1913, in Orange County, he was the son of Claude and Famie (Whittington) Daugherty.

He married Lois Evelyn Allegre April 25, 1936, and she preceded him in death July 7, 1995. He married Exxie (Bolton) Bowman January 31, 1997, and she survives.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works.

Russell graduated from Orleans High School in 1930, and was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: wife, Exxie Daugherty, Bedford; stepchildren, Roberta Stotts, Bedford, David Bowman and wife Marla, Ft. Myers, Fla., Gary Bowman and wife Rita, Bedford; children, David Daugherty and wife Joyce, Indianapolis, Deanna Mattox and husband the Rev. Larry Mattox, Griffin, Ga., Judith Puckett and husband Gail, Carmel, Donita Reynolds and husband Don, Sheridan, Mary Beth Box and husband Don, Mitchell, Kathy Jo Phelps and husband the Rev. Richard Phelps, Clarksburg, W.Va., Daniel Daugherty and wife Sharon, Harrison, Tennessee, Timothy Daugherty and wife, Darla, Lansing, Mich., Becky Winebrenner, and Douglas Daugherty and wife Cindi, all of Indianapolis; 32 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; first wife, Lois Daugherty; brother, John Daugherty; sisters, Irene Craig, Ruby Taylor and Pauline Ridpath; stepson-in-law, Eugene Stotts; and two great-grandchildren preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Casketbearers will be his grandsons.

Memorial Gifts: Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

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

Bonnie Qualkenbush

Feb. 20, 1938 — Feb. 18. 2009

Bonnie Qualkenbush, 71, of Loogootee, died Wednesday at her residence.

She retired from West’s Supermarket in French Lick.

Survivors include her husband, David Bruner, Loogootee; a stepson, John D. Bruner, Paoli; two daughters, Sandra McCracken, French Lick and Chris Strahan, Paoli; one stepdaughter, Susan Tedrow, Shoals; two brothers, Phillip Long, Orleans, Donnie Long, Paoli; and two sisters, Glenda Long, Paoli and Judy Atkinson, Bedford.

Services be 11 a.m. Monday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, P.O. Box 50, French Lick, In. 47432.

Ronald N. Pennington

March 1, 1943 — Feb. 20, 2009

Ronald Ned Pennington, 63, of Terre Haute, died Friday at Union Hospital.

He was born on March 1, 1943, in Lawrence County, the son of Forrest and Dorthy Goodwin Pennington. He was a graduate of Mitchell High School and Purdue University. He married Linda Tyree on Sept. 5, 1969.

He worked for the Department of Agriculture as a District Soil Conservationist for 33 years. He retired in April of 2000 and spent the last years of his life enjoying his family and hobbies.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; and two daughters, Krista Peterson and husband Erik of Knightsville, and Kelly Pennington, Terre Haute. He was a kind and loving grandfather to Marah Lynn Pennington, Terre Haute, and Katie Dean and Garret Reid Peterson, Knightsville.

He is also survived by sisters Sherry (Glen) Rowdon of Deland, Fla., Sondra Piper of Bedford, and Polly (John) Nelson of Far Hills, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.

Ned will be remembered by family and friends as an avid dealer of antiques, specializing in historical flasks, who never missed a good auction; a regular member of the Sunday Morning Breakfast Club; and a nature lover who spent countless hours on his family farm fishing and caring for his persimmon trees. He adored his grandchildren and instilled in them his love and concern for nature. Ned was also a past president and member of the Wabash Valley Antique & Pottery Club and a member of the board for the Prairie Creek Conservancy District.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, at Callahan-Debaun funeral home, with cremation to follow later.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions may be made in Ned’s name to the Vigo County Soil & Water Conservation District scholarship fund.

February 22, 2009

Margaret Louise Sims

May 13, 1929 — Feb. 20, 2009

Margaret “Louise” Sims, 79, of Bedford, died Friday, February 20, at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born May 13, 1929, in Monroe County to Neff and Dicie (Krebbs) Robertson.

She was a beloved wife, mother, homemaker, grandma, great grandma, sister and friend to many. She worked outside of the home cleaning houses, as a cook for Monroe County Schools, and also worked for Kirklin & Company.

She was a member of East Oolitic Church.

She was married to Austin Sims on March 17, 1948, for 56 years before Austin passed away in 2004.

Survivors include her children, Austin Sims Jr. of Florida, Dennis Sims of Springville and Susan Hendricks of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tudy Parker and Ellouise Patton, both of Ellettsville; and three brothers, Charlie Robertson of NV, Jim Robertson of Bloomington and Raymond Robertson of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Sims; one son, Hubert Wayne; one daughter, Rita Kay; three brothers, Clearance Robertson, Floyd (Fat) Robertson, Ralph (Nig) Robertson; and three sisters, Ruth Williams, Mary Brown and Dorothy Robertson.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Bloomington with Rev. Millard Jones and Rev. Bob Courson officiating. Burial will follow in Greene County Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of Day Funeral Home.

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

Perry G. Ferguson

Feb. 28, 1939 — Feb. 19, 2009

Perry G. Ferguson, 69, of Bloomington, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

He worked at Indiana University, BCC, Ladyman’s Cafe and Gib and Denzil’s, all in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Carole Ferguson of St. Cloud, Fla., and his children, Perry C. Ferguson of Bedford, Sherry Gilbert of Spencer and Shannon Price of Ellettsville.

No services are scheduled at this time. Whitaker Funeral Home of Gosport is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma King

Nov. 27, 1929 — Feb. 19, 2009

Thelma King, 79, of 164 Maple Leaf Road, Bedford, died at 11:57 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born November 27, 1929, in Knott Co., KY, she was the daughter of Alton and Ida May (Ritchey) Young. She married William A. King on March 20, 1954, and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1983.

She was employed at RCA as a production and clean up worker for thirty years.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Pemberton of Bedford; one son, Chris King and his wife, Susan, of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Kayla, Cameron and Kaleb King, all of Fayetteville, Ryan and Brittni Pemberton, Billy and Erick King all of Bedford, Andrea King of Florida; one great-granddaughter, Whitney King; three brothers, Harold, Elwood and O.J. Young, all of Ohio; one sister, Orky White of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two children, Kimberly King and William King, Jr., and one sister, Charity Bowling.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 23, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

February 21, 2009

Martha V. Jewell

April 10, 1923 — Feb. 19, 2009

Martha V. Jewell, 85, of 2020 Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 1:33 p.m. on Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 10, 1923, in Texarkana, ARK., she was the daughter of Michael David and Loutie May (Hopkins) Elkins.

She was a homemaker and former co-owner with her husband of the Three Pigs Restaurant in Bedford.

She married Omar Lyman Jewell on June 10, 1944, and he died December 4, 1991.

She was a member of the County Avenue Baptist Church in Texarkana, and locally attended the Southern Baptist Church, Free Methodist Church and the Tabernacle of Praise.

Survivors include one son, Curtis Jewell and wife Robin of Bedford; two daughters, Janice Jewell Funk of Bedford and Debbie Baker Baity and husband Tony of Indianapolis; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Lovell, A.J. Baker, Kenneth Baker, Michelle Baker, Miriam Jolliff, Angel Jewell, Alicia Smith, Shayna Smith, Alex Jewell and Brianna Jewell; eight great-grandchildren, Andrew Robinson, Alex Robinson, Rex Lovell, Kennedy Baker, Lexi Baker, Emma Baker, Zoey Baker and Abigail Jolliff; close family friend, Stacy Doane-Selmier; several nieces, nephews and in-laws; one aunt; three brothers, William Elkins of Texarkana, Ark., Charles Elkins of Ozark, Mo. and Wayne Elkins of Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Dovie Dodson and Helen Hughes both of Henderson, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,; three brothers, James, Eugene and Fincher Elkins; and one sister, Ruth Ann Curtis.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Becky Redman

April 1, 1965 — Feb. 19, 2009

Becky Redman, 43, of Williams, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a child care provider for 20 years.

Survivors include her husband, Marc Redman, Williams; children William Redman, Enoch Redman and Shmeh’ Redman, all of Williams; one brother; five sisters and one step-brother.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. the Padanaram with burial to follow there.

Barbara Hutton

Jan. 7, 1943 — Feb. 20, 2009

Barbara Jean Sizemore Hutton, 66, Bedford, died Friday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son, Robert H. Sizemore, Mitchell; half-sisters, Sue Stewart, Bedford and Doretta Hutton, Florida; and half-brother Jimmy Hutton, Florida

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Body of Christ Church with Pastor John Turpin and Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell is handling the arrangements.

February 20, 2009

Effie E. Batchelor

Aug. 28, 1913 — Feb. 19, 2009

Effie Elleene Batchelor, 95, of Bedford, died at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday at the White River Lodge.

Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the daughter of Karl G. and Marie T. (Schultz) Heide. She moved to Dolin, S.D., as a child. She attended the Dolin High School where she was the pianist and accompanist. She graduated from Dolin High School as a classmate of Hubert Humphrey. She and her father moved to Illinois after graduation and the death of her mother. She studied music and arts for two years in Chicago before moving to Bedford where her father married her stepmother.

She married Charles M. Batchelor and he preceded her in death in January 1964. She spent much of her married life in Mitchell before moving to Bedford. She worked at M. Fine & Sons Mfg. after her husband’s death and was a member of the First Christian Church.

She began playing the piano at the age of five and was an accomplished musician. She played for the ladies’ group of the First Christian Church, the White Shrine, and Bedford Order of the Eastern Star. She was an honorary member of the Stanford Order of the Eastern Star. She was an excellent seamstress and crafter. She enjoyed traveling and being with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Yvonne D. Galyan of Bloomington, Jan Haire and husband John of Martinsville, and Sandra K. Miller and husband Dean of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Sherry Cohen of Bloomfield, Nathan Galyan of Bloomington, Steven Galyan of Greenfield, Mark Galyan of Greenwood, Michael Haire of Fishers, Deborah Poff of Memphis, Terri Anderson of Loveland, Ohio, Nicole Chappell of Indianapolis, Lenny Miller of Oolitic, Kelli Pritchett of Bedford, and Troy Miller of Williams; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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

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 White River Lodge.

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

Robert W. Johnston

June 30, 1916 — Feb. 18, 2009

Robert W. Johnston, 92, of 2907 Broadview Drive, Bedford, died at 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born June 30, 1916, in Greensburg, he was the son of Walter W. and Elizabeth (Bates) Johnston. He married Charlotte Tinker on July 6, 1940, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 13, 1994.

He graduated from Greensburg High School and attended Purdue University. He joined Hoosier Public Energy Company in Greensburg. He worked for Public Service Indiana for a total of 41 years as a groundsman, lineman, serviceman and a local manager in Batesville and Rushville before becoming a district manager in Bedford in 1972. He retired in 1981.

He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II for 25 months aboard an LST as a fire control technician. He was recalled into the Navy in the Korean War in 1951 and served aboard the aircraft carrier, Bon Homme Richard.

He was a past master of the Greensburg Masonic Lodge, past patron of the Greensburg Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Indianapolis. He served 14 years on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce in Bedford, Batesville, and Rushville.

Over the years, he has been active in civic and governmental organizations. He had belonged to the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Elks Lodge, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, and the American Legion. He also had served on the Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Bedford for many years, and the Bedford Urban Enterprise Zone Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Niehaus of Bedford, with whom he had resided for the past four years; one son, Roger Johnston and wife Ruth of Hampton, Va.; one granddaughter, Stacey Randolph and husband Brian of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Zoe, and Zane Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother, Richard Johnston.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. A private committal will be conducted at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, by members of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

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

Wilma L. Teague

Jan. 14, 1921 — Feb. 18, 2009

Wilma L. Teague, 80, of Bedford, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Hot Springs, Ark., to Isaac M. and Nannie (Tallant) Hatley. She married Clifford R. Teague on Feb. 28, 1946, in Hot Springs, Ark.

She was a homemaker and was previously employed at Bedford National Bank, the Police Department, and the City Clerk Treasurer’s Office and was a real estate agent for many years.

She was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Bedford Board of Realtors and the South Central Association of the Visually Impaired.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford R. Teague of Bedford; two sons, Clifford Wayne Teague and wife Marianna and Kenneth Robert Teague and wife Paula, all of Bedford; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ica Argo, Edith Simpin and husband A.J., and Shirley Blair and husband Steven, all of Hot Springs, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Robert DeWayne Teague.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Tim Sumpter officiating. Burial will be at Morningstar Cemetery in Hot Springs, Ark.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

A funeral will also be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Caruth Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, with calling from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Wilma L. Teague.

Glendora Goodwin

May 30, 1931 — Feb. 19, 2009

Glendora Goodwin, 77, of 1722 Linwood Drive, Bedford, died at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born May 30, 1931, in French Lick, she was the daughter of Tracy and Roberta (Shipman) Crowder. She married Dallas Claude Goodwin in 1949 and he preceded her in death.

She was employed as a writer for the Times-Mail in Bedford and was a member of the Free Methodist Church where she played the organ for many years.

Survivors include one son, Tim Goodwin and wife Jane of Bedford: two grandchildren, Sara Goodwin and Andy Goodwin both of Bloomington; and one brother, Carl David Crowder of Plymouth, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Sharon Rose Ragatz.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jeff Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Lois J. Landreth

Oct. 5, 1922 — Feb. 17, 2009

Lois Jane Landreth, 86, of Indianapolis, died Tuesday.

She was born in Bedford and lived in Oolitic.

She was a retired secretary to the general manager at Wm. H. Block Co. She was a member of Speedway United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women’s Organization.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy L. Tymoczko of Crawfordsville; grandchildren Nancy Landreth, Janina Tymoczko and Nicholas Tymoczko and one sister, Bernice Carter-Hendrickson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Landreth and brother Martin Landreth.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Burial will be at Washington Park North Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

February 19, 2009

Donald G. Piper

Jan. 9, 1931 — Feb. 17, 2009

Donald G. Piper, 78, of 3606 South I St., Bedford, died at 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital. His time on Earth is finished; he is now with Jesus Christ our Lord, whom he loved with all of his heart.

Born Jan. 9, 1931, in Cale, he was the son of Allen Keith and Della Mae (Hamilton) Piper.

Don grew up in Avoca and loved the little town and those that grew up with him. He attended school through the sixth grade in Avoca and seventh through 12th grades at Needmore School, where he played basketball, softball and ran track. At graduation, he was awarded the American Legion Outstanding Student Award and an academic scholarship to the Indiana State Teachers College. He was matriculated from ISU in 1953 and entered the U.S. Army in the fall. After three basic training units, he was assigned to the Far East Command, Korea and Japan where he served as Radio Section Chief, 13th Fort BN, 24th Division.

He married Barbara Mason on Dec. 17, 1953, and she survives.

Don entered the teaching field in 1957-58 when he returned to Needmore to teach, and then in 1958-59 he moved to Bedford High School and taught machine trades and metal classes. He became the Director of Adult and Vocational Education in the mid 1960’s and was instrumental along with many others, in seeing the North Lawrence Vocational Center building completed. He served as Vocational Director from 1970 thru 1993 when he retired. During his career, he served as Vice President and President of the Indiana Vocational Association and Vice President and President of the Council of Vocational Administrators.

He was a long term member of the First Baptist Church where he has served as a Deacon, Building Committee Member and and on the Pastoral Search Team.

Surviving with his wife, Barbara; is one daughter, Leslie Cagle of Avon,; two granddaughters, Jessica and Amanda Cagle; and one sister, Judi Curry of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald Keith Piper.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bedford North Lawrence Vocational Scholarship Fund.

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

Bonnie Bruner

Feb. 20, 1938 — Feb. 18, 2009

Bonnie Qualkenbush Bruner, 71, of Loogootee, died Wednesday at her residence.

She retired from West’s Supermarket in French Lick.

Survivors include her husband, David Bruner, Loogootee; one stepson, John D. Bruner, Paoli; two daughters, Sandra McCracken, French Lick and Chris Strahan, Paoli; one stepdaughter, Susan Tedrow, Shoals; two brothers, Phillip Long, Orleans and Donnie Long, Paoli; and two sisters, Glenda Long, Paoli and Judy Atkinson, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. Burial will be at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, P.O. Box 50, French Lick, IN 47432.

February 18, 2009

Fred J. Ritchie

May 9, 1922 — Feb. 17, 2009

Fred J. Ritchie, 86, of Bedford, died Tuesday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

He was born May 9, 1922 in Martin County to James M. Ritchie and Hattie A. (Ducharme) Ritchie. On March 17, 1956, he married Betty Jean Sears. She preceded him in death on June 19, 2007.

He was employed at Indiana Limestone in Oolitic where he retired after more than 30 years. He was a member of Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local No. 741 in Bloomington.

Survivors include one daughter, Jamie L. Kirkman (Jerry) of Avoca; one son, John “Doug” Ritchie (Mary B.) of Bedford; four grandchildren, Jennifer Kirkman, Jessica Pruett (Curtis), Jerrin Kirkman and Laura Montgomery (Bryan); two great grandchildren, Riley Pruett and Taylor Pruett and one sister, Dora Thomas of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister Gladys Cole and brother Ott Ritchie.

Graveside services will be noon Friday at Old Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

James ‘Carlos’ Miller

Jan. 3, 1939 — Feb. 17, 2009

James “Carlos” Miller, 70, of Monrovia, died Tuesday in St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville.

He worked for Blue & White for eight years, prior to being employed for 32 years for Burt Nees Tire Co.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi L. Miller; a son, James Richard Miller, Avon; four daughters, Barbara Huntrods, Bedford, Sandra Ooley, Mooresville, Connie Gail Coyle and Barbara Duncan, both of Indianapolis; one stepson, Jack Taylor, Monrovia; one stepdaughter, Kathy Taylor, Plainfield; two brothers, Raymond Lee Miller of Florida and Edward Carl Miller, Camby; and two sisters, Virginia Miller, Somerset, Ky., and Ophelia Smith, Burnside, Ky.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carlisle & Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hall.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William ‘W.R.’ Hall

Nov. 3, 1978 — Feb. 15, 2009

William Rollie “W.R.” Hall, 30, of Newberry, died Sunday at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.

He was a husk truck loader at Pioneer Hi-bred in Worthington.

Survivors include his father, Bill Hall, Newberry; mother and stepfather, Barbara and Bill Prince, Springville; one brother, Jeremy Hall, Bloomfield; one aunt; maternal grandparents, Helen and Robert Luther, Houston, Texas; one niece; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Burial will be at Scotland Cemetery.

Friends may call 9 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for final expenses.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkins funeralhomes.com.

February 17, 2009

Winfred O. Wells

Oct. 25, 1916 — Feb. 16, 2009

Winfred O. Wells, 92, of 2566 Old Farm Road, Springville, died at 12:19 a.m. on Monday at the StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Oct. 25, 1916, in Avoca, he was the son of Justus B. and Mary Ann (Robison) Wells. He married Jeanette McDonald and she preceded him in death in 1994. He later married Elizabeth Turner and she survives.

He retired as a truck driver for Crulo Trucking and was a school bus driver at Needmore. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and former member of the I.O.O.F.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Springville; one daughter, Janet Endris and husband Mike of Avoca; four stepchildren, Robert Turner and wife Marilyn K., and Judith Barrett and husband Bob, all of Heltonville, Loretta Fields and husband Wayne of Springville, and Michael Turner and wife Norma of Heltonville; four grandchildren, Paula Ikerd and husband, Dave, Carla Brock and husband Dan, Wendy Scherschel and husband Eric, and Thomas Endris and wife Kelli; several step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Heubert Wells of Columbus;and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Jessica Beretta Endris; three brothers, Walter, Leonard and Clifford Wells; three sisters, DeOma May, Estus Bush and Inez Evans; and his first wife, Jeanette Wells.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Waldon officiating. Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery in Avoca.

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 Winfred at www.daycarter.com.

February 16, 2009

Rose Perkins

Jan. 25, 1922 — Feb. 15, 2009

Rose Perkins, Shoals, died at 9:11 a.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford at the age of 87.

Born Jan. 25, 1922, Rose was the daughter of Charles and Chloe Waggoner Cundiff. Martin County was her home.

Surviving is one brother, Paul Cundiff of Bloomfield. There were seven siblings who preceded her in death, Alma Leotia Perkins, George Washington Cundiff, Ivan Cundiff, Charles Woodrow Cundiff, Loval Cundiff, Beulah Sheetz and Ermal Gene Cundiff.

On April 27, 1935, Rose married Cecil Perkins and he passed away Nov. 27, 1996. She was the mother of six children, Kathleen Qualkenbush of Evansville, Lori Fray and husband Col. Robert Fray of Nashville, Tenn., Barbara Taylor and husband Raymond of Lafayette, Janet Embree of Bedford; Robert Perkins and wife Carol of Bedford and Terri Dye and husband Darrel of Shoals. Rose has 10 grandchildren living and one deceased, Gina Walker, who passed away Jan. 16, 2008. Mrs. Perkins has two step-grandchildren. There are 19 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. She also has many nieces and nephews.

During her early years, she worked at the old Trav-Ler plant in Orleans where she made many friends. Later, she was employed at the Crane Naval base and worked there for a period. Most people will remember Rose as being employed at the Shoals Dime Store or the Dover Hill Market, where she worked for several years meeting people and making new friends.

Rose was a Christian and attended the Trinity Springs Church of Christ. She was a member of the Martin County Humane Society and the Trinity Springs Mustering Elm Group. She also served several terms as an advisory board member for the Mitcheltree Township during her lifetime.

Cooking, sewing, working crossword puzzles and gardening were just a few of the hobbies that Rose enjoyed during her life. She was no stranger to hard work and kept an immaculate house. She enjoyed working in the garden, where she grew vegetables and had many lovely flower spots. Visiting with friends and family was her favorite pastime and she had quite the knack for making everyone welcome in her home. She will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Rev. Charles Brinson and Brother Corbett Wolfe will officiate. Burial will follow in the Trinity Springs Cemetery, Martin County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals.

Robert ‘Max’ Sandefur

Jan. 11, 1937 — Feb. 13, 2009

Robert “Max” Sandefur, 72, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at his residence.

Born on Jan. 11, 1937, in Brownstown, he was the son of Ray Sandefur and Ethel (Jackson) Sandefur. He married Yvonne Louise Riggs on Dec. 18, 1958, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2009.

Survivors include three daughters, Tracy Elliott and husband Doug and Nancy Sherfick and husband Dan, all of Bedford, and Lori Rector and husband Lon of Saline City; four grandsons, Logan Rector, Mason Sherfick, Joshua Elliott and Seth Sherfick, one brother, Roy Sandefur and wife Shirley; and one sister, Alberta Thompson and husband, Leo, all of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Free Methodist Church with Pastor John Lane, Dr. Donald Riggs, Pastor Dave Colgan and Pastor Lon Rector officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church in memory of Max & Yvonne.

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

Evelyn Lafever

Nov. 3, 1943 — Feb. 14, 2009

Evelyn Lafever, 65, 557 Woodsferry Road, Bedford, died at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 3, 1943, in Leadville, Colo., she was the daughter of Louis and Lois Troy.

She was a certified nursing assistant at the Hospitality House in Bedford, and other nursing homes in Wyoming and South Dakota.

Survivors include three daughters, Taresa Baldwin and husband Jim of Bedford, Shara Sidebottom, of Eugene, Ore., and Harlettie Reed, of Oklahoma; one son, Phillip C. Tanner and wife Hyun of Clarksville, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Kenneth Smith, Michael Smith, Ashley Tanner, Roxanne Volskey, Christine Volskey, Tawny Mae Reed and Brittany Reed.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation was chosen. No services are planned. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

February 15, 2009

Robert F. Richards

June 2, 1944 — Feb. 13, 2009

Robert F. Richards, age 64, of Bloomington, passed away Friday.

Robert (Bob) was born June 2, 1944, in Bloomington.

He attended Unionville High School and Indiana University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business. Bob served four years in the United States Air Force and was a Vietnam War Veteran.

He began his banking career in 1970 at First National Bank of Bloomington and retired as President of Bank One Bloomington in 1997. He was currently employed at German American Bancorp/Stone City Bank in Bedford.

Throughout his life, Bob was involved in many volunteer, community leadership roles, including President of the Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement Sponsor and Bloomington and Bedford Economic Development Commissions. Bob and his wife, Brenda, also make available “The Blessing House,” which provides a home for families receiving treatments at MPRI in Bloomington.

While attending Indiana University, Bob was a walk-on freshman basketball player. In his memory, Bob and Brenda have funded a full scholarship for a walk-on basketball player at Indiana University. Bob was an avid golf player who enjoyed the outdoors and his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda (Stuffle) Richards; one son, Jay Richards and his wife, Charity; one daughter, Nicole (Richards) Sawa and her husband, Steve; four grandchildren, Sonny and Abby Richards and Grant and Reed Sawa; and one sister, Bonnita (Richards) Farmer and her husband, Walter.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Audrey Richards.

Visitation will be held Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, with services immediately following at the church starting at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at the Clear Creek Cemetery, where the Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club, 311 S. Lincoln Street, Bloomington, IN 47401.

February 14, 2009

Larry J. Arnold

July 26, 1971 — Feb. 12, 2009

Larry Joseph Arnold, 37, of Bedford, died 2 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born July 26, 1971, in Clearwater, Fla., he was the son of Larry Dean Arnold and Judy K. Hurley Feaster.

He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was of the Christian faith.

He married Shannon L. McSoley Oct. 10, 2001, and she survives.

He was a construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Shannon Arnold; his parents, Larry Dean Arnold and Judy K. Hurley Feaster; two daughters, Jessica Arnold and Autumn Arnold; four stepchildren, Dylan McSoley, Taylor McSoley, Ryan McSoley and Bryan McSoley; three sisters, Wendy Arnold, Cristi Arnold and Jane Newkirk Strawn; several nieces and nephews.

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

Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

February 13, 2009

Clyde Moore Jr.

Jan. 15, 1924 — Feb. 11, 2009

Clyde Moore Jr., 85, of 1119 24th Street, Bedford, died Wednesday at Kindred Hospital South in Greenwood.

Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Oolitic, he was the son of Clyde and Ola Mae (Staggs) Moore. He married Maxine Anderson Sept. 19, 1942, and she preceded him in death.

He was the owner/operator of the Anderson Rollerland in Bedford for 55 years and a member of the Free Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army for four years in India and a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Murat Temple.

Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Freeman and husband Robert of Bedford, Gayle Finney and husband Doug of Columbus; three grandchildren, Doug Finney Jr. and wife Gena of Columbus, Chris Finney and wife Susan of Greenwood, and Robin Freeman of Charleston, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Kyle and Cole Finney; of Greenwood; and one sister, Mary Judah of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Timothy C. Finney; two sisters, Doris Moore and Jane Bridwell; and two brothers, Lawrence Moore and Eugene Moore.

Funeral services will be at 2 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. 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 Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

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

Mylinda ‘Mindy’ Skimehorn

March 31, 1969 — Feb. 10, 2009

Mylinda “Mindy” Louden Skimehorn, 39, Nortonville, Ky., died Tuesday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Timmy Skimehorn; her mother, Darlene Webster, Bedford; her father and stepmother, Bob and Kelly Louden, Madisonville, Ky.; one daughter, Ella Chandler, Sebree, Ky.; one son, Robert Noah Skimehorn, Nortonville; and one brother, Adrian Brock of Madisonville.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home in Madisonville. Burial will be at Union Crossroads Cemetery in Nortonville.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Joyce B. Dumay

June 26, 1938 — Feb. 10, 2009

Joyce B. Dumay, 70, Bedford, passed away Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospital.

Joyce was an Addictions Counselor with the Women’s Amethyst House in Bloomington for over seven years.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Dumay, Bedford; son, Charles R. O’Neal, Bloomington; stepdaughter, Nicole Dumay, Uniontown, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be, from 4 until 8 p.m. ,today at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

February 12, 2009

Carrie Hammersley

May 9, 1923 — Feb.10, 2009

Carrie Hammersley, 85, of 1372 Peerless Road, Bedford, died at 1:10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born May 9, 1923, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of John and Lilly (George) Combs. She married Millard W. Hammersley on January 31, 1942 and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1998. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Harden and her husband, Larry of Bloomington; one sister, Kathleen Underwood of Bloomington; two brothers, John Combs of Summerfield, FL and Thomas Combs of Medora; two grandchildren, Todd New of Indianapolis and Chris New of Greencastle; seven great grandchildren, Max, Emily, April and Christopher New, Emma Jones, Sarah and Carey New. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Carolyn Mann; a brother, Clyde Combs and a grandson, Matthew New.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 13th at Green Hill Cemetery with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Southern Care Hospice. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Carrie at www.daycarter.com.

Donald Justin

‘D.J.’ Arbuckle, 26

Feb. 2, 1983 — Feb. 10, 2009

Donald Justin “D.J.” Arbuckle, 26, of Bedford, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Feb. 2, 1983, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald D. Arbuckle and Kelly L. (Wolcott) Arbuckle Staggs.

He was an auto body repairman and painter.

Survivors include his mother, Kelly L. Staggs (William) of Mitchell; his father, Donald D. Arbuckle (Karman) of Bedford; two sisters, Miranda Dawn Arbuckle of Bedford and Tabitha Bireley of Mitchell; one brother, Mason Mellott of Mitchell; his maternal grandparents, Neil and Sandra Cox of Mitchell; paternal grandfather, Ronald Arbuckle (Linda) of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Sue Trusty (Mark) of La Porte, Texas; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Reno Bates officiating.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Lydia McGlothlin

Jan. 19, 1917 — Feb. 10, 2009

Lydia McGlothlin, 92, of Scottsburg, died Tuesday at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin L. McGlothlin and Joseph E. McGlothlin, both of Scottsburg, and Dr. Wylie G. McGlothlin of New Castle, and one sister, Lola Crane of Bedford.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Scottsburg. Burial will be at Scottsburg Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. today at Collins Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Scottsburg in care of the funeral home.

Brenda K. Blake

Aug. 24, 1941 — Feb. 11, 2009

Brenda K. Blake, 67, Princeton, formerly of Mitchell, died Wednesday at Deaconess Hospital Main Campus in Evansville.

She was a self-employed housekeeper.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Jarrett of Mitchell and Christy Dawn Riddle of Princeton; one son, Joseph Norman of Mitchell; her companion, Charlie Stroud of Princeton, and one brother, Norman Anderson of Orleans.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon (Eastern time) Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

Emery R. McCalla

Nov. 9, 1958 — Feb. 2, 2009

Emery R. McCalla, 50, of Indianapolis, formerly of Paoli, died Monday, Feb. 2, at his residence.

He was a registered nurse.

Survivors include one daughter, Mattie McCalla of Bloomington; one brother, Dr. Charles X. McCalla IX of Nashville; five sisters, Katherine A. Gilliatt and Laura Lee McCalla-Muggleton, both of Paoli, Dr. Marsue McCalla-Jackson and Pamela McCalla, both of Springville, and Gloria Quinn of Monroe, Wash.; and his stepmother, Wilma McCalla of Paoli.

Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli is in charge of local arrangements.

February 11, 2009

Maurice Franklin

Sept. 5, 1920 — Feb. 9, 2009

Maurice Franklin, 88, of Bedford, died at 2:45 a.m. on Monday, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Sept. 5, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Harry and Mary Franklin. He married Jeanette Stewart in November of 1940 and she survives. He retired as a general foreman from General Motors in 1979 and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy. He attended the Needmore Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of Bedford; two daughters, Pam Rollins and husband Jerry of Bedford, and Rebecca Francis and husband Jerry of Davie, Fla.; one granddaughter, Gaytha Arnold of Muncie; three great-grandchildren, Brody, Libby and Alex Arnold, all of Muncie; one brother, David Franklin of Bedford; and one sister, Janell Foddrill of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Opal Franklin.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca with military rites being accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. 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 Maurice at www.daycarter.com.

Harry L. Prewitt

June 15, 1945 — Feb. 10, 2009

Harry L. Prewitt, 63, Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence.

Survivors include three brothers, Glenn Prewitt, Bedford, Gerald Prewitt, Brownstown and James Prewitt, Norman.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until services Friday at the funeral home.

Paul H. Rittmeyer

Jan. 23, 1924 — Feb. 9, 2009

Paul H. Rittmeyer, 85, of Bedford, died 3:55 p.m. Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford. He had been ill since March 24, 2008.

Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Bedford, he was the son of John H. and Anna Barbara (Dausch) Rittmeyer.

He married Lydia Ann Lee on April 7, 1962, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was retired from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center with 37 years of service.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Lions Club, and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include his wife, Lydia Ann Rittmeyer; one cousin, Gordon Long and wife Fern of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Jean Powell of Bedford; one brother-in-law, Robert M. Lee of Bedford; and three nieces, one nephew and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Ann Jackson, in August 1970.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Fr. Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Paul H. Rittmeyer.

Mary L. Hamilton

Oct. 1, 1921 — Feb. 10, 2009

Mary L. Hamilton, 87, Odon, died 2:05 a.m. Tuesday at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Ann Hamilton, Fort Wayne; one son, Ronald Hamilton, Bloomfield; five grandchildren, including Brian Hamilton, Bedford; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Erin Raper officiating. Burial will be at Kentucky Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to the Kentucky Ridge Baptist Church in care of Jenkins Funeral Home.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

February 10, 2009

Christeen Strunk

June 28, 1921 — Feb. 6, 2009

Christeen Strunk, 87, of the Stone-Bridge Health Campus, and formerly of Avoca-Eureka Road, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born on June 28, 1921, in Oolitic, to Eph Taylor and Eva (Morrow) Taylor. She was a housewife and had formerly worked at Crane and RCA as an assembly worker. She attended the Peerless Pentecostal Church. She married Matt Strunk in 1938 and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Phyllis Goldsby, Norma McDonald, and Kay Knight and her husband, Ronald, all of Bedford; 13 grandchildren, Jeff, Tina, Jenny and Donneta Strunk; Joe, Jay and Elizabeth Glasgow; Tim, Barry and Steve Turpin; Lynn and Ronda Knight and Crystal Shirley; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Herman, Guy, Emery and Jake Taylor, all of Bedford; and three sisters, Ocie Brown, Wanda Cunnington, Adaline Fortner, all of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Donald and Steve; two sisters, Josephine Hughes and one in infancy; three brothers, Norman Taylor and Glen Taylor, and one in infancy; and one grandson, Gary Glasgow.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips and Brother Max Able officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Peerless Pentecostal Church.

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

Mae E. Davis

Oct. 15, 1931 — Feb. 7, 2009

Mae Esther Neal Davis, 77 was called home to be with her Lord and Savior at 11:24 a.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus with her family by her side.

Born Oct. 15, 1931, she was the daughter of Jerry and Frances (Stigall) Ryan, she was the youngest of 10 children. She married William F. Neal and he preceded her in death she later married Edward Davis who also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and was very active in her church. Besides being a wonderful homemaker and mother she worked at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home, RCA, General Motors, and Mitchell Manor.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandy McFarlan and husband Jim, and Becky Douglas and husband Charlie, all of Bedford; one son, William Neal and wife Pam of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, Avis Ramsay and Norma Jean Ryan, both of Bedford, and Zenia Ryan of Greenwood; six grandsons, Patrick Spaulding of Boston, Mass., Brad Mason and fiancée Lisa, Travis Mason, Billy Neal, Christopher McFarlan, all of Bedford, and Brandon Neal and his fiancée Crystal of Orleans; two step-grandsons, Jimmy McFarlan and Chuck Douglas, both of Bedford; two step-granddaughters, Jamie Kelly of Florida, and Darla Douglas of Seymour; four great-grandchildren, Cameron R. Neal, Alivia Mason, Treyton Neal, and Mark Mason; 14 step-great-grandchildren, Taylor Kelly, Amanda Ireland, Logan Causey, Sadie McFarlan, Makrah McFarlan, Graden McFarlan, Bethany Ireland, Sharlie Jane, and Mariah Douglas, Justin and Katie Douglas, Adrienne, Audrey, and Alyssa Young; several nieces and nephews; also her sisters in Christ, Nancy George, Cathy Capshaw, and April Wilson, all of Bedford, Pastor John Dodd and wife Jackie of Texas. Her faithful caregivers of many years, Dr. Travis, Older Americans, Hoosier Uplands Home Health, Hospice, Dunn ICU, Dialysis, Med/Surg floor and Dunn Ambulance staff. Last but not least her family at Stone-Bridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Monroe, Russell, Wesley, and Joe Ryan; five sisters, Geneva Patton, Florence Godsey, Frona Ray, Vida Smoot, and one infant sister; and one grandson, Blake Emanuel Neal.

Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford with Pastor Glen Duncan officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Robert A. Herzner

Aug. 4, 1940 — Feb. 8, 2009

Our loving husband, dad and papaw, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday evening at Mitchell Manor, formerly of East Oolitic, with many of his children, grandchildren and loving friends by his side.

He was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to William and Elsie (Malley) Herzner. He first married Kiyoko Kaneshi of Okinawa, Japan and she preceded him in death. He then married Pat Hamilton of Bedford in 1985 and she survives.

He served in the Vietnam War, serving in Okinawa, Japan as a Staff Sergeant. He served during Desert Storm as a Family Assistance Advocate in New Albany. He served as a Supply Sergeant in the Indiana National Guard Company C in Bedford. He is retired from the US Army. But most importantly and above all, he served his Lord and Savior to the best and highest of his ability.

He was previously director at Hoosier Uplands for the ODC Program. He was founder of The Lord’s Kitchen and Pantry at Charity Chapel Church. He served as secretary and a board trustee for many years at Charity Chapel.

He had a true burden for those less fortunate. He was the most honest, moral, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and man. He always made sure his family was taken care of. He was a humble man before God and those whom he cared about. He was no respecter of person, he loved and cared for everyone who needed him. He loved fishing with his little buddy and grandson, Ryan Hamilton, who was like a son to him.

He is survived by one sister, Beverly Herzner of Cincinnati, Ohio; and one brother, Tommy Herzner of Brownstown; five sons, Bob and Michelle Herzner of Mitchell, David and Jamie Herzner of Oolitic, Bert and Missy Hamilton of Mitchell, Bobby Hamilton of Indianapolis, and Stephen Hamilton of Martinsville; four daughters, Haruko Melton of Bedford, Linda Herzner of Orleans, Hope and Roger Livingston of Mitchell, Stephanie Hamilton of Ellettsville, and Dawn Steelman of Martinsville who in his heart was his daughter-in-law; 17 grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, CJ, Cody and Debbie, Emily, Airyona, Bronson and Patricia, Roger, Robert and Gerald, Thomas, Bert, Ryan, Austin and Sierra; six great-grandsons, Jonathan, Jacob, Noah, Logan, Damion, Kayden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jimmy; daughter, Beverly; and two brothers, Bill and Louie Herzner, both of Florence, Ky.

In celebration of his life, viewing will be on Wednesday from 4– 8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home; with funeral services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Thomas E. Sullivan

Oct. 13, 1944 — Feb.7, 2009

Thomas E. Sullivan 64, of 3615 River Bluff Road, Bedford, died at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 13, 1944, he was the son of William and Josie (Melvin) Sullivan. He married Patricia Tirey on April 23, 1976, and she survives.

He was a 1963 graduate of Heltonville High School. He was a truck driver for various construction companies. He was a member of the National Guard, Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club, and the American Legion Gillen Post NO. 33 in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Bedford; four children, Scott Sullivan and wife Missy of Bedford, J.J. Pruett and Brian Norris of Bedford, T. Patrick Sullivan of Indianapolis, and Luke Sullivan of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Adam Godsey, Ashlyn Godsey, Ethan Sullivan, Jessica Pruett, Kenzie Pruett, Danielle Pruett, Ezra Sullivan, Elijah Sullivan; three great-grandchildren: Cain Godsey, Colby Godsey, and Maddison Godsey; two brothers, Joe Sullivan and wife Anna and Billy Dean Sullivan and wife Rita; eight sisters, Mary DeArmond of Bedford, Carol Manual, Helen Good of Bedford, Ruth Ann Cain of Solsberry, Lois Ritter of Bedford, Rhea Dawn Hayes and husband John of Bedford, Marilyn Sullivan of Bedford, and Shirley Courter of Bedford; sister-in-law, Carole and Clinton Tirey, and his mother-in-law, Mildred Tirey.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Orville B. Smith, and John Sullivan; and his father-in-law, Alvy Tirey.

A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Red Brick at Otis Park in Bedford with Don Tirey officiating.

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

February 09, 2009

Morris R. Ford

Aug. 16, 1926 — Feb. 6, 2009

Morris Robert “Henry” Ford, 82, of Heltonville, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Heltonville, he was the son of O.M. and Mary V. Stafford Ford. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1944. Bob married Josephine Henderson in 1947.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. He worked in limestone mills and was a mail carrier before working at Cummins Diesel. During his 30 years with the General Motors Corporation, “Henry” worked as a die setter and finally retired as a water treatment operator.

Throughout his life, he was an avid farmer and enjoyed spending time in the fields and working cattle. He was well known and very much respected for his hard work and dedication in the Heltonville community.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Survivors include two sons, Butch Ford and wife Sharon of Yoder, and John Ford and Sharlene Christenberry of Heltonville; three daughters, Mary Beth Smith and husband Dwight and Polly Prince and husband Kenny, all of Heltonville, and Julie Hensley and husband Mark of Martinsville; grandchildren, Recina Smallwood and husband Brocky, Jess Ford and wife Stephanie, Heather Johnson and husband Brian, Robert Heath Prince and wife Dr. Ashley B. Armstrong, Denise Smith, Heidi Prince, Shane Christenberry and Erin Compton, Clayton Ford, Alicia Hensley, and Seth Hensley; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Natasha, Jason, Shelby, Alissa, and Skyler; brothers Ken Ford and Paul E. Ford and wife Patty, all of Heltonville, and Bill Ford and wife Janice of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters Joan Kirkman and Jane Mundy, both of Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, the Pleasant Run Park Inc, or the Heltonville Heritage Fund through the Lawrence County Community Foundation.

George O. Young

March 16, 1920 — Feb. 7, 2009

George O. Young, 88, of Bedford, died Saturday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 16, 1920, in Bedford, he was the son of David and Blanche (George) Young.

He was a graduate of the Oolitic High School class of 1938 and earned a master’s degree in theology at Fort Worth, Texas, Bible Baptist Seminary in 1950 and a doctorate in theology from North Florida Baptist Seminary in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1985.

He married Jeanne Gould Jan. 17, 1942, and she survives.

He was a tool and die maker, woodworker, and a preacher for 61 years having founded the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, Fort Wayne Baptist Temple and Bedford Baptist Temple.

He was an Army veteran.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, the VFW in Oolitic, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and DAV where he drove their bus for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Young; one daughter, Cindy Elliott and husband Jay of Brazil; six grandchildren, Shannon (Steve) Rogers, Deltona, Fla., Jeremy (Tanya) Stoute, Bon Air, Ga., Jason (Anne) Stoute, Gastonia, N.C., Nathan (Amanda) Stoute, Greenfield, Ashely (Josh) Page, Bloomfield, and Tiffany (Chris) Smith, Orange City, Fla.; 11 great-grandchildren, Nicole, Jacob, Angel, Faith, Zachary, Kiersten, Cameron, Eva, Sean, Brittan and Blake; and one brother, Jack Young and wife, Lucille of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dick Young; and one sister, Evelyn Kruse.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from noon until services Tuesday at the church.

Lois A. Farmer

May 17, 1918 — Feb. 7, 2009

Lois Alida (Mitchell) Farmer was born May 17, 1918, to John Logan and Alma Alida (Warner) Mitchell in Glendale, Calif. She lived her first seven years at Palmdale, Calif., where her parents owned a pear orchard. She attended the first half of first grade at Palmdale Grammar School.

In 1926, the family moved to Burbank, Calif., and she got her education there. She graduated from Burbank High School in 1936. She attended Sawyer’s School of Business in Los Angeles and worked for a lawyer in Los Angeles until 1938. After a month’s vacation with friends in Arizona, she returned home and worked two seasons at Andrew Jergens. In 1939, she got a job at Arrow Sash and Door Mill in the office, and a friend introduced her to Carlyle Linwood Farmer, whom she married on June 7, 1940. Three children, John Farmer of Springville and Sandra Leon (Mike), both of Springville, and Evelyn Juanita Brubaker of California; seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, are the result of this marriage, and survive her.

She was a member of Magnolia Park Community Church from 1927 to 1947. In August 1940, they moved into a new home at 610 N. Sparks and in August 1946, moved out to 10330 Lorne St., in Sun Valley, Calif. In 1947, they joined St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, where she was church secretary for many years. She was a Girl Scout leader and a Cub Scout den mother.

During World War II, she worked as a Final Inspector for Menasco Manufacturing Co. for 10 months in 1944. She joined Tolecca Parlor No. 279 Native Daughters of the Golden West and was president in 1957-1958. She was inspector of an election precinct from 1950 to 1981. She also served her 21 days on Jury Duty.

In 1974, she was baptized in Jesus’ name at the Norman Pentecostal Church and attended Victory Tabernacle in Burbank, Calif., from 1974 to 1981. In 1981, she and her father moved to Springville, to be near her daughter. She received the Holy Ghost in March 1978 and attended Life Tabernacle in Springville. She received a refilling of the Holy Ghost in September of 1989, where she is still a member.

Lois loved to travel. She had taken Sandra’s six children on a trip when they were 11 years old. She had been in nearly every state in the U.S.A. including Alaska and Hawaii several times, Europe five times, Asia, Africa, and Panama Canal, South Sea Islands and South China Sea, and finally Canada and Mexico. Her last trips were to Spain in 1990 and Blue Danube in 1993. Later, her eye sight became so bad, that she was content to stay home. Her last job was working as a school crossing guard for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1969 to 1978.

Lois, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 12:15 a.m. at the Bedford Regional Medical Center, Bedford.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at 12:00 noon, at Life Tabernacle in Springville, with Pastor Douglas Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at noon at Life Tabernacle.

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

Brian S. Sylvester

June 7, 1967 — Feb. 3, 2009

Brian Scott Sylvester, 41, Ellettsville, died Tuesday at his residence.

He worked as a truck driver for Blackwell Trucking and Crider and Crider.

Survivors include his father, Burton Sylvester, Bloomington; daughters, Chastity Jordan, Bloomington, and

Tiffany Pell , Ellettsville; sons, Bryton Sylvester, Bloomington, Nathan Plew-Sylvester, Bedford, and Shane

Sylvester, Spencer; 14 grandchildren; sisters, Reah Bowles, Bloomington, Connie Porter, Ellettsville,

Tommi Reed, Bloomington, and Kelly Shields, Spencer; brother, Eddie Sylvester, Bloomington; and

several nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Valhalla Memory Gardens chapel with the Rev. Ward Humphrey officiating.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

Ann M. Martineau

Aug. 5, 1949 — Feb. 6, 2009

Ann Marie Martineau, 59, of Bedford passed away on Friday. She was born on Aug. 5, 1949, in Fargo, N.D. to Fortune and Ruth Martineau.

Her father Fortune Martineau preceded her in death.

She is survived by her mother, Ruth E. (Holland) Martineau; brothers, Phil, Fortune, Joel and Tom

Martineau; and sister, Mary Merkle. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday at the chapel at Calvary

Cemetery, Indianapolis. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis.

For more information, visit www.flannerbuchanan.com

February 08, 2009


Morris Robert ‘Henry’ Ford

Aug. 16, 1926 — Feb. 6, 2009

Morris Robert “Henry” Ford, 82, of Heltonville, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was retired from General Motors as a water treatment worker.

Survivors include two sons, John Ford of Heltonville and Butch Ford Yoder; three daughters, Julie Hensley of Martinsville, and Polly Prince and Mary Beth Smith both of Heltonville; three brothers, Ken, Bill and Paul E.; and two sisters, Joann and Jane.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Pleasant Run Ball Park.

Harry ‘Sam’ Clayton

March 20, 1928 — feb. 7, 2009

Harry “Sam” Clayton, 80, of Bloomington, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 20, 1928, in Koleen, he was the son of Frank and Zella (Holmes) Clayton.

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

He was a stone cutter for Tucker Stone Quarry in Bloomington, retiring after 30 years of service.

He was a member of South Union Christian Church in Bloomington and the Kirkville Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Sue (Cullison) Clayton of Bloomington, whom he married on Aug. 6, 1955; one daughter, Karen Lynn Cole of Bristol, Va.; one special niece, Heather Kirkman of Bedford; one brother, George Clayton of Connersville; three sisters, Bertha Murphy of Vincennes, Ruby Baker of North Carolina and Ruth Pruett of Unionville; three grandchildren, Emily Schweitzer, Amanda Kirkman and Erica Kirkman; and one great-granddaughter, Claire Schweitzer.

He was preceded in death by one son, Harry Steven Clayton; his parents; four brothers and five sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Jimmy Cain and Rev. Glen Stidd officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Union Christian Church or the Lions Club care of the funeral home.

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

George R. Hobson

may 15, 1937 — feb. 6, 2009

Mr. George R. Hobson, 71, of Seymour, formerly of Paoli, passed away at 10:24 p.m. Friday, February 6th, 2009, at Schneck Medical Center.

George was born in Paoli, IN, on May 15, 1937, the son of Elmer and Crystal (Gilliatt) Hobson.

He graduated Bedford High School in 1955. On November 27, 1982, he married Patsy (Myers) Hobson.

George was a member of Central Christian Church and Paoli United Methodist Church.

He was an Industrial Supervisor for Cummins, and retired from the Department of Correction.

His survivors include his wife of 26 years, Patsy; three daughters, Tammy Sassman, Debbie (Andy) Gerdee, and Anita (Mike) Watson; a stepson, Dewayne Sawyer; a brother, Ron (Dana) Hobson; 2 sisters, Sonja (Randy) Guffey and Brenda (Mike) Isaacs; 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his parents and a stepson, Darryl Sawyer.

A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate George’s life at Voss Chapel on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Jon Carlstrom officiating.

Friends may call Voss Chapel on Tuesday after 4:00 until time of service.

Memorials may be written to Central Christian Church.

Dolores Mae Neel

oct. 3, 1935 — feb. 5, 2009

Dolores Mae Neel of Boca Raton, FL, passed away Feb. 5, 2009. Formerly of Villas, NJ, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J.

She was a loving mother to Diane Sacco of N. Cape May, NJ; John W. Neel of Springville, IN,. and Susan J Forman of Boca

Raton, FL. Dolores was a cherished grandmother of 8, and 2 great-grandchildren. The family wishes in lieu of flowers,

donations may be made to Hospice By The Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33486. Arrangements by Gary

Panoch Funeral Home, 561-977-8580, www.gpanochfunrals.com.

February 07, 2009

David R. Stogdill

March 2, 1942 — Feb. 6, 2009

David Ray Stogdill, 66, of 2322 30th St., Bedford, died at 4:12 a.m. on Friday, at his residence.

Born March 2, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cecil and Emma (Adams) Stogdill. He married Diana Johnson on Aug. 12, 1966, and she preceded him in death.

He was a welder for General Motors and a member of the Lovingway Apostolic Church in Bedford.

Survivors include four daughters, Stacey Barksdale and husband Troy of Oolitic, Lynn Fish and husband Mark, Deborah Pridemore and husband Brian, and Dana Anderson, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Troi Dawn and Derrike Barksdale, Andy and Corey Fish, Megan Pridemore, Marissa and Madison Anderson; and one sister, Sue Stephenson and husband Max of Bedford.

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

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

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Merlyn R. Priddy

June 19, 1928 — Feb. 3, 2009

Merlyn Royce Priddy of Long Beach, Calif., passed away peacefully on Tuesday.

Merlyn was born in East Oolitic, on June 19, 1928, to Thomas and May Priddy.

Merlyn is survived by his beloved wife Kimiko; sons Merle (Penny) and Robert Priddy (Lisa); daughters Diane Fukuda (Takashi) and Annie Aguon (Ramon). He has 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Merlyn served our country in the Merchant Marines, Navy, Army and retired from the Civil service. He served honorably in World War II (Navy) Korean War (Army) and Vietnam (Civil service).

A private military honor ceremony service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery.

Please view online obituary for further information at Walker Family Funeral Services Inc. http://www.walkerfunerals.com.

Out-of-state condolences may be sent to Robert Priddy, 5812 Daisy Circle, CA 90623.

February 06, 2009

Jennifer Kay Stout

April 25, 1951 — Feb. 3, 2009

Jennifer Kay Stout, 57, Bloomington, died 8:57 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 25, 1951, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Joseph W. and Martha M. (Fisher) Stout.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Bray of Fresno, Texas, and Tim (Angie) Bray of Odon; one daughter, Christy (Russell) Auther of Ellettsville; 11 grandchildren; an aunt and caregiver, Sue Essex of Bedford; one half-brother, Joseph Stout of Seymour; two sisters, Cynthia Finley of Seymour and Sondra Young of Colorado; three half-sisters, Sherry Lewis of Uniontown, Linda Hammin of Tennessee and Melissa Love of Clearspring.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one child.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Liberty Church in Norman with the Rev. Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial will be at Liberty Cemetery in Norman.

Hague Funeral Home in Medora is in charge of arrangements.

Martha E. Knight

Feb. 22, 1930 — Feb. 5, 2009

Martha Ellen Knight, 78, 105 East Grissom Avenue, Mitchell, passed away at 10:44 a.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence.

Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Chrisman, Ill., she was the daughter of Frank and Zora Alice (Tolbert) Batchelor. Her first marriage was to Ezra Edward Dotson and later was married to Virgil Raymond Knight.

She was a homemaker and caregiver for 40 years.

Survivors include two sons, Everett Wayne Dotson and Philip Ray Dotson, both of Tennessee; four daughters, Loretta Kay Goldman of French Lick, Lorena Mae Evans and husband Jim of Virginia, Louella Faye Davis of North Carolina and Lucinda Day Duncan and husband Paul of Mitchell; two brothers, Edward Batchelor and wife Joan of Rochester and Delbert Leon Batchelor of Veedersburg; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; son, Ricky Neil Dotson; brothers, Frank Batchelor, Jr., and Jack Lee Batchelor; and sisters, Alice Irene Brown, Helen Ilene Batchelor, and Linda Sue Wigley; and a grandson preceded her in death.

There will be no services or visitation.

Cremation was chosen.

Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, P.O. Box 9, Mitchell, IN 47446.

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

February 05, 2009

Lyle E. Roberts

Nov. 11, 1922 — Feb. 5, 2009

Lyle E. Roberts, 86, of Bedford, died 6:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Nov. 11, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hobert and Naomi Belle (Fields) Roberts.

He married Mary Katherine Gilliatt in 1942, and she preceded him in death in 1987. He married Wanda A. Sanders Nov. 3, 1990, and she survives.

He was a retired heavy machine operator from McIntyre Bros.

He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church, where he served as an elder and Sunday school teacher.

He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and also served in the National Guard.

He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 181 in Evansville for 40 years.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda A. Roberts; two sons, Eace Roberts and wife Debbie and Randy Roberts and wife Terry, all of Bedford; one daughter, Dana Butler and husband Joe of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Justin Roberts of Jeffersonville.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; one son, Rodger Roberts; one grandson, Jason Butler; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Lowell Roberts; and one sister, Mary Kirbis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leatherwood Christian Church in Bedford with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at the Leatherwood Church Cemetery in Bedford, with graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leatherwood Cemetery Association.

Hobert D. Thompson

Aug. 24, 1920 — Feb. 4, 2009

Hobert Dewey Thompson, 88, of 511 Spencer Pike Road, Springville, died at 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of Rathaniel and Vangie (Neely) Thompson. He married Nova J. Taylor on Aug. 26, 1942, and she survives. He retired from RCA in 1975 and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre. Hobert was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

He was a past president of the Springville Cemetery Board and a past director of REMC for 25 years. He was Hoosier Energy director, a Boy Scout leader and Perry Township Trustee in 1965-66 and 1974-1981. He served on the board of directors for the Springville Feeder Auction Association, the North Lawrence Water Corporation Board and Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association Board. He served on the Perry Township Advisory Board during the building of the Springville school and was one of the organizers of the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Nova of Springville; one son, Ronald E. Thompson and wife Phyllis; two daughters, Marilyn Gayle Kimmel and husband Ben, and Carolyn Martin all of Springville; grandsons, Scott Thompson of South Carolina, Kevin Thompson of Springville, Darren Kimmel of Seymour, S.Sgt. Travis Kimmel of Fort Benning, Ga., and Jared Martin of Springville; two step-grandsons, Chad and Nathan Martin both of Spencer; great-grandchildren, Cole Kimmel and Allison Thompson; step-great-grandchildren, Drew, Reagan and Alexandria Martin, Laura Gayle Girdler and Alexa Anselmo; three brothers, Dallas Thompson of Bloomington, Charles Thompson of Switz City and Don Thompson of Loogootee; three sisters, Pauline Coursey, Martha Phillips and Jeana Bosell all of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Delmar Thompson in 2008 and Roy Thompson in 1965, Freddie and Junior Paul Thompson (both in infancy) and a son-in-law, Bobby Martin in 2000.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain and the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

Ronald Brinson

Jan. 27, 1943 — Jan. 29, 2009

Ronald Brinson 66, of Gentryville, died Jan. 29, at Jasper Memorial Hospital and Health Care.

He had put in many years of service at the Indiana Highway Department and then later retired from Lincoln State Park.

He is survived his wife, Dianna; a daughter, Dusty of Oak Park, Ill.; three sons, Ed of Selvin, Tim of Tennyson and Scott of Dale; a sister, Leetta Wade of Avoca; a brother, Charles of Lebanon. He had five grandchildren, five stepdaughters and 10 step-grandchildren.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Herbert Brinson; a granddaughter, Brianna Marie Brinson; and a brother, Albert Brinson.

Services were held Feb. 2 at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, with burial in Garden of Memory Cemetery in Gentryville.

Robert V. Tomlinson

Jan. 30, 1919 — Jan. 29, 2009

Robert Vernon Tomlinson passed away January 29 in Blountstown, Fla.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1919, in Mitchell. He retired from Crane Naval in Indiana and worked with Mitchell Motors and at Spring Hill State Park in Indiana. He was in the United States Army from Sept. 8, 1942, to Oct. 16, 1945. He was in the Masons and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite gold member of lodge 228 in Mitchell, and in the American Legion Post 250 with 50 years of service.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Rose Mary Gerkin of Marengo, Ill.; one daughter, Brenda J. Varnes and husband Greg of Blountstown, Fla.; one son, John R. Tomlinson and wife, Linda of Mesquite, Texas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 1, at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Varnes officiating. Interment was at Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown, Fla.

All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown, FL.

Edward W. Lemmons

July 5, 1945 — Feb. 3, 2009

Edward W. “Pops” Lemmons, age 63, of Bloomington, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning at Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 5, 1945, in Bloomington, he was the son of Alva and Della (Chambers) Lemmons. He was an automotive mechanic and attended the Evangelical Community Church. He was a former member of the Indiana National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth (Irwin) Lemmons, of Bloomington; five sons, Billy Lemmons (Shannon) of Bloomfield, Michael Lemmons of Bedford and Jerry Lemmons, Robert Lemmons (Alicia) and Steven Lemmons, all of Bloomington; five granddaughters, three grandsons, three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Shelby Lemmons, of North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Lemmons.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Day Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Mangrum officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Friends may visit the family at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

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

February 04, 2009


Margaret P. Love

Sept. 28, 1936 — Feb. 4, 2009

Margaret Perritt Love, 72, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Jan. 31. Funeral services will be today at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. with a Memorial service to follow at 2 p.m.

She is survived by Clifton B. Love Jr., and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Cooke of Minden, La. Also surviving are two sons, Clifton B. Love III and wife Robin Love of Overland Park, Kan., and David B. Love, Scottsdale, Ariz., and three grandchildren Jessica, Jordan and Mason Love.

Born Sept. 28, 1936, in Minden, La., Margaret was the daughter of Buren Perritt and Elizabeth Thompson Perritt. She was raised in Sibley and Minden, La., where she graduated from Minden High School in 1954. She received her bachelor of science in Business Education from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1957 where she met her husband Clifton. After marriage, she was a stay-at-home mother and wife for many years until she became the secretary to the Principal of Bedford North Lawrence High School, where she retired after 20 years of service.

Margaret was a loving mother and grandmother and will be fondly missed. She was a life long member of the United Methodist Church where she devoted her passion for music to the choir and service to God. For many years, she was an active member of Psi Iota Xi sorority and the D.A.R. During her retirement years she enjoyed playing Bridge, reading and Bible study.

Burial for Margaret will follow in Minden, La., on Friday at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66210. 913-451-1860

Helen L. Strange

Dec. 19, 1920 — Feb. 2, 2009

Helen L. Strange, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec, 19, 1920, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William Ernest and Flonia (Baugh) Strange.

She had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing and M. Fine and Son. Helen was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla R. “Pat” Pugh of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lee Ann Mesarosh and husband Gary of Mitchell, Michael Dwayne Pugh and wife Judy of Mitchell, Kevin Dwight Pugh and wife Twilla of Mitchell, and Rebecca Lynn Hopper of Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Kit Andrew Mesarosh, Kory Walter Mesarosh, Trisha Lynn (Pugh) Walls and husband Kyle, Shala Michelle Pugh, Stevie Hopper and Kade Pugh; great-great-grandson, Reagan Walls; loving caregiver and niece, Judy Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; and sisters, Louella Luttrell and Betty Pruett, preceded her in death.

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

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

Casketbearers are Kevin Pugh, Mike Pugh, Stevie Hopper, Kit Mesarosh, Chet Hall, Gary Mesarosh, and Kade Pugh.

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

Nora E. Wade

Oct. 17, 1916 — Feb. 2, 2009

Nora E. Wade, 92, of Bedford, died at 12:47 p.m. on Monday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 17, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Sally (Bossert) Roberts. She married Ollen C. Blake and he preceded her in death. She later married Jacob Pruett and he died in 1955. She then married Harold Wade and he died in 1996. She retired as a nurses’ aide.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally Fletcher of Mitchell; a son, John Blake; a sister, Dorothy Simmerman of Tennessee; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; one granddaughter; one great-grandchild; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive 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 Nora at www.daycarter.com.

Owen Jackson

Nov. 30, 1911 — Feb. 3, 2009

Owen Jackson, 97, of Bloomfield, died at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons.

Born Nov. 30, 1911, in Owensburg, he was the son of Dowden and Cynthia (Stalcup) Jackson.

He was a fork lift operator for G.M. Central Foundry in Bedford.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He attended the Worthington Baptist Church. He was a 75-year member of both the Solsberry Masonic Lodge and Solsberry Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Juana L. Jackson; one son, Robert O. Jackson of Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Brenda Jackson of Bloomfield; two stepsons, Dick Marenhotz and Dwayne Marenhotz, both of Evansville; five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maud E. Jackson, Feb. 28, 1981; second wife, Opal Thompson Jackson, May 1987; one son, Joseph W. Jackson, March 3, 1997; two sisters, Essie Burnette and Ophia Voorhess; and one half sister, Ruth Voorhess.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Bill Beckelheimer officiating. Burial will be at Owensburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.com.

February 03, 2009

Roy Weddle

June 25, 1941 — Feb. 1, 2009

Roy Weddle, 67, of Mitchell, died 1 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born June 25, 1941, in Oklahoma, he was the son of Donald “Jack” and Jinonah “Winnie” (Elliston) Weddle.

He had worked as a computer tech at Contractors and the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.

He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Weddle of Bloomington; one son, Daniel Weddle of Bloomington; one sister, Brenda Reynolds of Mitchell; one niece, Anita Brown and husband Todd of Campbellsburg; one nephew, Tony Reynolds and wife Heather of Mitchell; six great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 33.

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

Helen L. Strange

Dec. 19, 1920 — Feb. 2, 2009

Helen L. Strange, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 19, 1920, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William Ernest and Flonia (Baugh) Strange.

She had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing and M. Fine and Son. Helen was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla R. “Pat” Pugh of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lee Ann Mesarosh and husband Gary of Mitchell, Michael Dwayne Pugh and wife Judy of Mitchell, Kevin Dwight Pugh and wife Twilla of Mitchell, and Rebecca Lynn Hopper, Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Kit Andrew Mesarosh, Kory Walter Mesarosh, Trisha Lynn (Pugh) Walls and husband, Kyle, Shala Michelle Pugh, Stevie Hopper and Kade Pugh; great-great-grandson, Reagan Walls; loving caregiver and niece, Judy Hall; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents; and sisters, Louella Luttrell and Betty Pruett, preceded her in death.

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

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

Casketbearers are Kevin Pugh, Mike Pugh, Stevie Hopper, Kit Mesarosh, Chet Hall, Gary Mesarosh, and Kade Pugh.

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

February 02, 2009

Ruth S. Fountaine

June 28, 1921 — Jan. 30, 2009

Ruth S. Fountaine, 87, formerly of 1620 18th St., Bedford, died 8:38 p.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born June 28, 1921, in Whitewater, Wis., she was the daughter of Ray and Carrie (Peacock) Humphrey.

She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

She married Thomas J. Fountaine Nov. 13, 1943, in Whitewater.

She was a teacher and homemaker.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Tri Kappa, Pink Ladies, AAUW, the South Central Association of the Visually Blind and American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Fountaine, M.D.; one son, Thomas J. Fountaine II and wife Tamra of State College, Pa.; three daughters, Dianne Bellush and husband James of Bedford, Suzanne Fountaine of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cynthia Fountaine of Fort Worth, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Kristine Bellush, J.T. Bellush, Michael Bellush, Carrie Dattilo Burdick, Maureen Dattilo, Thomas J. Fountaine III, Matthew Fountaine, Adam Fountaine, Charles Scudder and Maggie Scudder; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one sister-in-law, Pauline Humphrey.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Phillip Humphrey, Robert Humphrey and Richard Humphrey.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, South Central Association of the Visually Blind or the First United Methodist Church in memory of Ruth S. Fountaine.

Madeline Poole

March 2, 1931 — Jan. 31, 2009

Madeline Poole, 77, of Worthington, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.

She was born in Terre Haute on March 2, 1931, the daughter of Herbert D. & Elsie Pearl (Overton) Cook. She retired from Crane after 20 years of service, and worked seven years at Wal-Mart in Bedford. Madeline had recently moved back to Worthington from Bedford. She will be missed by family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Karen (John) Hostetter of Worthington; one son, Derek (Charolette) Helderman of Linton; brothers, Norman Cook of Carmel and Marvin Cook of Bremerton, Wash.; a sister, Lana Detro of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Troy and Mitch Hostetter, Tamara Skinner, and Michael Helderman; one great-grandson, Zane Hostetter; four stepchildren, Ralph and Danny Poole, Vicki Woods, Zella Reynolds; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Poole on Sept. 8, 2008; former husband, Charles “Tom” Helderman; and one son, Rodney Helderman on Oct. 20, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington with the Rev. Colin Cress officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Mitchell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wed. until the time of service.

Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com

Clara Dickerson

Sept. 13, 1909 — Jan. 29, 2009

Clara Martha Dickerson, 99, daughter of Erick Frank Betschowa and Martha Mary Misch Betschowa born September 13, 1909, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, died in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are her daughter, Jean Ann Roberts of Jacksonville, Florida, and son, Thomas Allen Dickerson of Shirley; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Chapman Dickerson, sons, Richard Gayle Dickerson and Donald Herman Dickerson, sister, Gerta Brockman; and brothers, Herman Betschowa and Paul Betschowa.

She was a long-time resident of Rush and Hancock counties in Indiana and later Bedford, before moving to Jacksonville, Fla., 5 years ago.

She was an active member in the Christian Church all of her life.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will be in at Leatherwood Cemetery, Bedford.

February 01, 2009

Pauline A. (Henson) Giles

Oct. 13, 1932 — Jan. 30, 2009

Pauline A. (Henson) Giles, 76, of West Baden Springs, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

She was retired from the accounting department at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and had also worked as a secretary and in study hall at Orleans High School.

Survivors include one daughter, Debra Ann (Giles) Moore of Mount Carmel, Ill.; two sisters, Margaret Bryant of Indianapolis and Rebecca Frier of Panama City, Fla.; and one brother, Robert Henson of French Lick.

Services are 2 p.m. today at Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church in West Baden Springs. Interment will be at Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. today at the church.

T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick is in charge of arrangements.

Neva Kay Mordy

Aug. 20, 1939 — Jan. 29, 2009

Neva Kay Mordy, 69, of Bedford, formerly of Manhattan, Kan., died Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a licensed practical nurse and a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Kenney of Oxnard, Calif., and Kevin Kenney of Bedford; two sisters, Gail Brungardt of Silver Lake, Kan., and Jolene McConnell of McPherson, Kan.; and one brother, Robert “Bob” Rausch of McPherson.

Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Manhattan. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.

Friends may call 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation in care of the funeral home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Flossie Wagers Barnard

NOV. 27, 1935 — JAN. 22, 2009

Flossie Barnard, 73, of Hill Springs Drive, London, Ky., passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Baptist Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 27, 1935, in Clay County, the daughter of Willie and Martha (Gregory) Chadwell. She was a housewife and member of Liberty Tabernacle Church in London.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Troy Chadwell, and first husband, Fount Wagers.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Barnard of London; daughters, Mattie Brain of Springville, Ind., and Floretta Whited of Columbus, Ind.; sons, Eddie Wagers of Centerville, Ind., Rick Wagers of Oolitic, Ind., and Beve G. Wagers and Scott Barnard, both of London; sisters, Flora Lawson and Mae Tedders of London, Bernice Cheek of Hamilton, Ohio, and Joyce Mills of Manchester; brothers, Earl Chadwell, Letch Chadwell, James T. Chadwell, Delbert Chadwell, Leonard Chadwell and Garrett Chadwell, all of London; ten grandchildren, Eric Hopkins, Melissa Whited, Dustin Brain, Nathan Wagers, Kyle Wagers, Jordan Barnard, Kaleb Wagers, Brianna Barnard, Christina Whited and Micah Wagers; and one great-grandchild, Savanah Hopkins. Services were conducted 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at London Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Lester Carpenter and the Rev. Nathan Wagers officiating. Burial was at A.R. Dyche Memorial Park in London. Eric Hopkins, Dustin Brain, Nathan Wagers, Kyle Wagers, Jordan Barnard and Kaleb Wagers were pallbearers.

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