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2009-04 (April)

April 30, 2009

Wilma R. Goode

May 11, 1922 — April 28, 2009

Wilma R. Goode, 86, of 350 Eastwood Drive, Bedford, died Tuesday at her residence.

Born May 11, 1922 in Odon, she was the daughter of Sherman C. and Dewey V. (Grubbs) Stickles. She married James F. Goode on May 28, 1942, and he died on March 3, 1993.

She had worked in electronics for NWSC CRANE, RCA and was a data processor for Indiana State University. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and Al-Anon.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruth Medina and husband Juan of Mitchell, Sharon Thompson of Crane, and Patty Rocco and husband Tim of Bedford; one son, James F. Goode Jr. of Crane; one sister, Ada Shamblin of Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Ken Mosby, John Mosby, Juan Medina Jr., Jennifer Medina, Shelly Laughlin, Jessy Rocco, Jamie Goode and Andy Goode; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, George Sherman Goode; one daughter-in-law, Diana Goode; two sons-in-law, Corky Thompson and Jon Reid; two grandsons, Micky Goode and Joey Goode; one great-grandchild, Samantha Laughlin; and one sister, Mary Anna Sturgis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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 Englewood Baptist Church Building Fund or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Marvin Bailey

Sept. 28, 1930 — April 26, 2009

Marvin Bailey, 78, of Bedford, died at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday at White River Lodge.

Born Sept. 28, 1930, in Bedford, he was the son of John Overton and Hattie E. (Nicholson) Bailey.

He retired from Public Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married Jacque Beyers. He later married Emily Ketchum and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Bailey of San Francisco, Calif.; and three sisters, Vivian Bailey and Margaret Noel, both of Bedford, and Lucille Taylor of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Bill, John and Bob Bailey; and one sister, Louise Deckard.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Danny Deckard officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

Betty J. Streich

Nov. 28, 1924 — April 29, 2009

Betty Jane Streich, 84, Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Nov. 28, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jesse and Catherine (Reilly) Bruce. She married Byron W. Streich on June 8, 1945, in Crookston, Minn., and he preceded her in death in 1973.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1943.

She was a service representative with Indiana Bell Telephone in Bedford for 23 years and four months, until her retirement in 1983.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, Telecom Pioneers, American Legion Auxiliary, Bedford, and the Red Hat Society of StoneBridge Health Campus. She enjoyed her grandchildren immensely; she had a great sense of humor and was known for her warm smile.

Surivors include one daughter, Judith A. Streich of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Jill Streich of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren, Aaron Streich of Chicago, Ill., Jesse Streich (Mandy) of Mitchell, Luke Streich of Bloomington, Jacob Streich of Chicago, Ill., Inga Taylor (Brent) of Bedford, Greta and Elizabeth Streich, both of Bloomington, Christopher Thomason, Joseph Thomason, and James Michael Thomason, all of Lexington, N.C., Robert Robinson of Monroe County, and Brooke Robinson of Bedford; several great-grandchildren; one brother, James R. Bruce (Rose) of Evansville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Peggy Streich Thomason on Dec. 26, 2002, and Catherine “Kay” Streich, April 19, 2009; one son, Guy W. Streich, May 15, 2004; and one brother, Jack Bruce in 1968.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The rosary will be prayer at 7:30 p.m.

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

Patricia L. Ash

Sept. 10, 1935 — April 29, 2009

Patricia L. Ash, 73, 3009 Illinois St. Apartment. C, Bedford, died at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday at her residence

Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Allen County, the daughter of Vernon and Dorothy Hamilton. She married Gary Ash on Sept. 10, 1954, in Ft. Wayne, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1997.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one daughter, Renee Hill and husband Robert of Greene County; two grandsons, Jason Lewis and wife Angie of Bedford, and Chris Lewis of Oolitic; six great-grandchildren, Emily Miller, Jacey Lewis, Gary Lewis, Melissa Lewis, Sadie Sasser, and Jarod Lewis; two sisters, Carol Barfel of Ft. Wayne, and Teresa McGrath of North Carolina; and four brothers, J.J. McGrath, Vincent McGrath, Thomas McGrath, and Christopher McGrath all of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Grey Ash in 2006.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

No calling hours are scheduled.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Red Brick at Otis Park. Family members and friends are welcome to attend.

Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford, is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Callahan

Feb. 16, 1947 — April 28, 2009

William “Bill” Eugene Callahan, 62, of Clearspring

died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Hoosier Christian Village

He was a laborer.

Survivors include his children, Melissa Warren, Medora, Melinda Tarrants, Bedford; Trevor Callahan, Decatur, and Amanda Callahan of Ohio; brothers, Russell Callahan, Medora, Devon Callahan, Clearspring, Herman Callahan, Reddington, and Charles Callahan, Medora; sisters, Marilyn Sue Miller, Brownstown, Patricia Ann Turner, Franklin, and Beulah Swift, Greenwood; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Vallonia, with Ron Plummer officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home

Memorials may be given to the funeral home to help with expenses.

April 28, 2009

Conrad Skogland

June 10, 1931 — April 26, 2009

Conrad Joe Skogland, 77, Bedford, died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born June 10, 1931, in Kokomo, he was the son of Oscar and Thelma (Maudlin) Skogland. He married Bonnie Drake on Nov. 20, 1991, in Nashville, Tenn., and she survives.

He was a men’s clothing salesman in Kokomo, and was a carpenter, working for Pritchett Bros. on the West Baden Hotel. He was an avid fisherman.

He attended Kokomo schools. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 826 in Bedford; the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite; the American Legion in Kokomo; and the Carpenters Union. He attended St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Skogland of Bedford; three daughters, Mariesa Skogland of Kokomo, Peggy Jo Skogland of Naples, Fla., and Jennifer Neff and husband Jay of Peru; a brother-in-law, Ed Davies of Muncie; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Driskel; one sister, Peggy Skogland; and his parents.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford with Father Charles Carpenter officiating.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church in memory of Conrad Joe Skogland.

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

Aden B. Taylor

Nov. 13, 1990 — April 26, 2009

Aden Bradley Taylor, 18, 125 Old U.S. Highway 50, Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday in the White River near Salt Creek.

He was born Nov. 13, 1990, in Bedford, the son of Karroll Bradley Taylor and Misty Robertson.

He attended Life Tabernacle.

Survivors include his mother, Misty Robertson of Bedford; his father, Karroll Bradley Taylor of Bedford; his grandfather, Harley Robertson of Bedford; two brothers, Tyler Landreth of Springville and Roger Porter of Bloomington; three sisters, Joyce Robertson of Bedford, Holley Bixenman of Mitchell, and Kelly Porter of Bloomington; several aunts and uncles, Tina Robertson and David Mills of Mitchell, Shelley and Billy Byers of Bloomington, Kevin Taylor of Bloomington, Larry and Linda Eagan of Springville, Marty and Kathy Eagan of Oolitic, and Missy Ratliff of Orleans; one niece, Haley Grubbs of Bloomington; and cousins, Eric Robertson, Paul D. Mills Jr., and several others.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Brenda Robertson; grandfather, Karroll Taylor, grandmother, Dorthy Pierce; and great-grandfather, Harold Masters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Douglas Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be may to Life Tabernacle for funeral expenses, in memory of Aden Bradley Taylor.

Irene Schlenker

Jan. 12, 1928 — April 27, 2009

Irene Schlenker, 81, of Garden Villa, died at 1:17 p.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 12, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of South Jones & Thelma (Jones) Elliott.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Speak and husband Steven of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Debbie Dutkiwietz of Jeffersonville; one sister, Wanda Bridwell of Bedford; one brother, Norman Jones and wife Alma of Springville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather Ernie Elliott; one sister, Gracie Gerkin; and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Don Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Jerry L. Crozier

Dec. 21, 1940 — April 25, 2009

Jerry L. Crozier, 68, of 857 E. Oolitic Road, Bedford, passed away at 10:58 a.m. on Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Dec. 21, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Thomas J. Crozier and Edna (Covey) Crozier. Jerry married Mary Sanders on Jan. 13, 1962, and she survives.

He was a retired concrete finisher. Jerry was a member of the East Oolitic Community Church. He enjoyed playing pool, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his mother, Edna Charles of Oolitic; his wife, Mary of Bedford; one son, Thomas Crozier and wife Kadie of Bloomington; four daughters, Genia Fitzgearld of Bedford, Debi Johnson and husband Kent of Bedford, Shelley Dodds and husband David of Oolitic. and Jerri Ann Gore and husband Jim of Bedford; two sisters, Sharon Nikirk and husband Danny and Brenda Terrell and husband Roger, all of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Jacklyn Crozier of East Oolitic; one brother-in-law, Larry Sanders of Mitchell; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Thomas Crozier; four brothers, Thomas Jr., Howard, Kenny and Norman.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

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

April 27, 2009

Summer Williams

March 17, 2003 — April 25, 2009

Summer “Page” Williams, was born March 17, 2003, at 1 pound, 8 ounces. Diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) just before her third birthday, she has fought her fight with cancer. Page lived a blessed six years.

Her family includes parents, Shane Gerald and Jamie Lynn (Stigall) Williams; special cousin, Zachary Hardin; Grandpa and Grandma, Dick and Donna Faye Stigall; Mims Brenda Williams; Pap Danny Williams and Julia Williams; uncles, Scott and Mike Stigall; Great Grannie Treva Cooper; great-grandfather, Gerald Williams.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Charlene Williams; great-grandparents, Elmer and Zina Strunk; great-grandfather, Kenneth Cooper; great-grandparents, Elmer and Winnie Stigall and aunt, Yvonne (Stigall) Hardin.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Minister Darris McNeely officiating. She will be laid to rest in Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers will be: Zachery Hardin, Mike Stigall, Danny Williams and Lanny Williams.

Memorial gifts may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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

Andrew Kolling

April 23, 2009 — April 23, 2009

Andrew David Tarr Kolling, infant son of William Desire Kolling and Meagan Marie (Tarr) Easton, passed away shortly after birth on Thursday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his parents, William Desire Kolling and Meagan Easton of Mitchell; a brother, Jason Kolling, at home; grandparents, Joe and Marilyn Tarr of Mitchell, David Kolling of Coalmont, and Terry and Pamela DeCamp, Lyons; and great-grandparents, Wanda Pridemore and Mildred Tarr, both of Mitchell, Robert and Wanda Kolling of Dayton, Ohio, and Janice Blankenship of Gettysburg, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Joe Tarr Sr., George Pridemore, Wilma Pickett and Robert Kolling.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

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

William Skeen

March 9, 1917 — April 25, 2009

William Skeen, 92, of Bedford, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Mach 9, 1917, in Williams, he was the son of James and Nellie (Sears) Skeen. He married Violet McKinney and she preceded him in death.

He worked at Indiana Gas Co. for 37 years and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Skeen (Linnea), Randy (Pattie) Skeen, and Bob (Donna) Skeen, all of Bedford; one sister, Arie Brewington of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kenny Dale Pickett, Danielle Coulter, Mandy Skeen and Randy Skeen Jr.; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet, and one son, Jerry Skeen.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

Marvin Bailey

Marvin Bailey, 79. of Bedford, died at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 26, 2009

Harold V. Cochran

Nov. 17, 1923 — April 17, 2009

The family of Harold V. Cochran mourns his passing. Born November 17, 1923, at Shoals, Indiana, to George Cochran and Ermal Mauder Cochran. Entered into rest April 17, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by loving family.

His memory will be cherished by wife, Eva Kinser, married since 1976; children, Bonita Overton and husband Bruce of Odon, Lenita Hohn and husband Alan of Springville, Brett Cochran of Little Elm, Texas; siblings, Bob Cochran and Elsie Cochran, both of Indianapolis, Betty Winkel of Aurora, Colorado; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

He is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with both parents; brother, John Cochran; grandson, Brian Overton.

Harold served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, was a 50-year member of the American Legion, previously employed at Crane Naval Base and managed the Bloomington Elks Club.

Services for the family are private. Memorial donations may be directed to: Overton-Moore Scholarship Fund at the First Bank of Odon, 501 West Main Street, Odon, Indiana 47562.

Online condolences to the bereaved family can be sent to www.forevercare.org. Cremation service performed by the Bloomington Cremation Society under the direction of Nathan Butler Funeral Home.

Shirley M. (Dann) Ricketts

Dec. 13, 1929 — April 25, 2009

Shirley M. (Dann) Ricketts, 79, of Bloomfield, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include five children, James L. Ricketts of Greenwood, Susie Christian of Pittsboro, David F. Ricketts of Martinsville, Juanita M. “Shorty” Fields of Bloomfield and Bill A. Ricketts of Bedford; one brother, Bill McLain of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.; and one sister, Mickey McLain of Florida.

Services are noon Tuesday at Lester Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until services Tuesday at the funeral home.

April 25, 2009

Sally A. Barrett

May 24, 1940 — April 24, 2009

Sally Ann (Moat) Barrett, 68, of 503 Sixth St., Bedford, died at 7:11 a.m. on Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Sally was a devoted and very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Born, May 25, 1940, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Howard and Della (Hill) Hoover. She married George “Bud” Barrett on Dec. 1, 1956, and he survives.

She worked in the piston department at General Motors and retired after 25 years. She was a member of the First Church of God and the UAW Local 440.

Survivors include her husband, George of Bedford; one son, Edward Barrett and wife Kimberly of Bedford; two daughters, Cheryl Sanders and husband Kenny of Mitchell and Diane Harris and fiancé Kevin Hudson of Bedford; three brothers, William Moat of Bellingham, Wash., Charles Moat of Stonington, Conn., and Danny Moat of Bloomington; one sister, Helen Miller of Columbia, Mo.; four grandchildren, Kasey Ann Barrett Jackson, Dustin Dereck Dyer, Logan Dean Barrett and Lane Edward Barrett; two great grandchildren, Alexander Keith Jackson and Jackson baby due Sept. 6, 2009; and two step-grandchildren, Morgan and Evan Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Moat; and two sisters, Jenny Meadows and Betty Anderson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the First Church of God with Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Monday at the church.

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

Kimberly R. Dorsett

Jan. 10, 1965 — April 23, 2009

Kimberly Renae Dorsett, 44, Mitchell, passed away at 2 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was employed as a regional manager of Car-Don Associates in Bloomington. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1983 and was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Surviving are her parents, Nedra Hardwick and husband Jerry of Bedford, and Ronald Dorsett and wife Brenda of Mitchell; a son, Cameron Coulter of Mitchell; a daughter, Anna Renae Faubion of Heltonville; a sister, Cathy Morrison and husband Garry of Heltonville; and a brother, Jerry Dean Hardwick and wife Andrea of Bedford

Kim was reared in the home of Beanie and Pearl Deckard along with their daughters, Regina Sorrells, Kay Webb, Marlena Swartz and Geni Clouse.

Her grandfather, Beanie Deckard and brother, Mark Dorsett, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Spice Valley Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Friends may call from 2–6 p.m. on Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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

April 24, 2009

Frankie J. Woodward

Oct. 20, 1950 — April 22, 2009

Frankie Jean Woodward, 58, of Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly of Bedford, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Wednesday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

She was born in Bedford, on Oct. 20, 1950, the daughter of Wayne “Frank” and Dorothy M. Clements. She married Harold Woodward on Sept. 2, 1988.

Frankie was a 1968 graduate of Orleans High School. In 1982, she graduated with top honors from Vincennes University, majoring as a paralegal.

She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, and an inactive member of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Psi sorority in Orleans.

Frankie was a substitute teacher for the Vincennes Community School District at the time of her passing. She had previously worked at Golden Rule Insurance Company as a claims adjuster, in Lawrenceville, for 14 years.

Surviving in addition to her parents and husband; are two sons, Matthew (Laura) Deckard of Greencastle, and Chad Deckard of Lawrenceville, Ill.; two daughters, Tina (Jerry) Harper of Bridgeport, Ill., and Melanie (Ashley) Hesler of Lawrenceville; one sister, Connie (Luther) Jentes of Woodlawn, Tenn.; one niece, Dottie Hart of Woodlawn, Tenn.; one nephew, Phillip (Rachel) Hart of Mitchell; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Graveside rites will at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Harold V. Cochran

Nov. 17, 1923 — April 17, 2009

Harold V. Cochran, 85, of Bloomington, died April 17 at his residence.

He had managed the Bloomington Elks Club and had worked at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center.

He was a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Kinser; three children, Bonita Overton of Odon, Lenita Hohn of Springville and Brett Cochran of Little Elm, Texas; three siblings, Bob Cochran and Elsie Cochran, both of Indianapolis, and Betty Winkel of Aurora, Colo.

Services for the family are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Overton-Moore Scholarship Fund at the First Bank of Odon, 501 W. Main Street, Odon, Indiana 47562.

The Bloomington Cremation Society under the direction of Nathan Butler Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of arrangements.

Carl D. Young

May 5, 1929 — April 21, 2009

Carl Day Young, 79, of Spencer, died Tuesday at The Residence at McCormick’s Creek in Spencer.

He was a Korean War Army veteran and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Kay Young; one son, John W. Frye of Medford, Ore.; three daughters, Kathy Hamm of Solsberry, Debbie Deckard of Heltonville and Carla Criss of Port St. Lucy, Fla.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Duncan Cemetery in Brown County.

The West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

April 23, 2009

Lavonia L. Deckard

July 2, 1920 — April 21, 2009

Lavonia L. Deckard, 88, of Bedford, went to be with Jesus at 9:58 p.m. on Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 2, 1920, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Carl and Edna (Stewart) Phillips. She married Wayne Deckard on Sept. 5, 1936, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1992.

She was a homemaker and a member of Donica Memorial Church of God.

Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Sowder and husband Farrell and June Hall all of Bedford; one son, Don Deckard and wife Betty of Bedford; five grandchildren, Cami Terry and husband Mike, Treva Sommers and husband Ray, Doug Sowder and wife Lisa, Troy Deckard and wife Kathy, and Jeff Hall and fiancé Amy Eads; two great-granddaughters, Nicki Sommers and Riley Sowder; three great-grandsons, Zach Terry, Alex Terry and Ethan Sowder, all of whom so affectionately referred to her as “Amaw;” three sisters, Thelma Deckard and husband Opal and Loretta Maddox, of Bedford, and Norma Douglas of Bloomington; one brother, Bob Phillips of Bloomington; and two sisters-in-law, Charlene Phillips and Wanwalah McCullough.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Marvin Deckard; two brothers, Elmer Phillips and one who died in infancy; and one son-in-law, Robert Hall, who just recently passed.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Farrell Sowder officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in Lavonia’s memory at www.daycarter.com.

Mary F. Harris

Mary F. Harris, 74, Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday in Florida.

Survivors include four daughters, Diana Huff, Mary Brehob, Rhonda Sears and Kathy Harrell.

Private memorial services will be in Florida.

Family and friends will be notified of graveside services to be in Mooresville at a later date.

April 22, 2009

Catherine M. Streich

Feb. 15, 1947 — April 19, 2009

Catherine M. “Kay” Streich, 62, Bedford, died at 3:48 a.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born Feb. 15, 1947, in Grand Forks, N.D., she was the daughter of Byron W. Streich and Betty Jane (Bruce) Streich.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1965 and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

She worked at the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No.826 from May of 1986, and was club manager from 1989 through June of 1999.

She enjoyed her dog, “Buddy,” gardening and working on the farm.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Jane Streich of Bedford; one sister, Judy Streich of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Jill Streich of Fort Wayne; one uncle, James R. Bruce and wife Rose of Evansville; cousins, John Bruce of Bedford, Mary Jo Bruce, Patsy Buttry and Pam Richter, all of Evansville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Byron Streich in 1973; sister, Peggy Streich on Dec. 26, 2002; brother, Guy Streich on May 15, 2004; uncle and aunt, Jack and Eva Bruce; and long-time companion, Norris Dean McIntyre.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or White River Humane Society in memory of Catherine M. “Kay” Streich.

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

Rachel N. Vaughn

Aug. 1, 1987 — April 18, 2009

Rachel Nicole Vaughn, 21, 2111 Norton Lane, Bedford, died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born Aug. 1, 1987, in Clark County. Her guardian parents were Albert and Roxie (Dalton) Cross.

She was a student.

Survivors include her guardian parents, Albert and Roxie Cross of Springville; one sister, Aryn Cross of Springville; one brother, Will Cross of Springville; one aunt, Amber Ingersoll of Bedford; and all her loving caregivers at Garden Villa and Englewood School in Bedford.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Englewood School gymnasium.

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

Stanley Thornton

Jan. 15, 1931 — April 15, 2009

Stanley Thornton, 78, Garden Villa, died at 7:15 a.m. on April 15 at his residence.

He is retired from Bedford City Hall.

Survivors include one sister, Mary Wright, Indianapolis; and one brother, Gilbert Thornton, Milwaukee, Wis.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jackie Dieterie, Doris Blottie, Gretchen Zepp, and Geraldine Woods; three brothers, Merlin, Ronnie and Robert Thornton; and his parents.

Cremation was chosen.

Condolences may be mailed to the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, or friends and family may sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

April 21, 2009

Ruth Williams

Sept. 6, 1924 — April 19, 2009

Ruth Williams, 84, Mitchell, passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 6, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Edward and Lula (Austin) Hall. She married Harry “Bunk” Williams Sept. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1979.

She retired as a supervisor from Spring Mill State Park.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 250.

Surviving are daughters, Jetta Jenkins and husband John of Bedford, and Judy Davis and husband Roger of Mitchell; a son Jack Williams and wife Sandee of Beverly Hills, Fla.; a sister, Wilma Chastain, Beverly Hills, Fla.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; brothers, Reuben Johnson, Earl Hall, Jim Hall, and Howard Hall; and sisters, Bessie Simpson and Marie Canfield, preceded her in death.

There will be no visitation.

Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Dennis Burgess

June 28, 1922 — April 19, 2009

Dennis “Dink” Burgess, 86, Bedford, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

He retired from RCA and was a US Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are daughters, LaTonia Jo Baker, Avoca, Neva Louise Lawson, Kokomo, and Tamara Denise Mantsch, Indianapolis; a son, Jeffrey Lyn Burgess, Bedford; a brother, Vernon Burgess, Worthington; 10 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Online condolences are avaiable at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Ricky Walls

March 12, 1956 — April 18, 2009

Ricky Walls, 53, of West Baden Springs, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

He was born on March 12, 1956, in Salem, the son of the late Ranza and Ruth (Qualkenbush) Walls.

He was a 1974 graduate of Springs Valley High School, where he played football, and was previously employed at Pluto Corportaion as a forklift operator for 33 years. He was an avid Colts football and NASCAR fan.

Survivors include two sisters, Shaaron Cox (Eugene) of French Lick, and Shirley (Walls) Dillon of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Lester Rominger of West Baden Springs; and seven nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Shelby Rominger, and a brother-in-law, Robert Dillon.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the T.L. Pinncik Mortuary with the Rev. John Moffatt and the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be in Emmons Ridge Cemetery near French Lick.

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

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the T.L. Pinnick Relay for Life, c/o the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, IN 47432.

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

April 19, 2009

Robert Crum

March 23, 1938 — April 18, 2009

Robert Crum, 71, of Bedford, died Saturday at the Mitchell Manor.

He was born March 23, 1938, in Martin County, Ind., to Roy and Mary Jane (York) Reynolds. He married Janet Sue Gammon on Nov. 24, 1956, in Orleans, Ind.

He retired from National Gypsum in Shoals, Ind. He was a member of Cornerstone Ministry in Orleans.

Robert is survived by his wife of Bedford; a daughter, Bobetta Sue and Warren Cornett of Bedford; two sons, Howard Wayne Crum of Chicago, Ill., and Barry Dale Crum and Shannon of Raleigh, N.C.; four grandchildren, Deanne Sue and Brian David Caswell of Springville, Ind., Alicia Jane Crum of Evansville, Ind., and Rachel Estes and Emma Caroline Crum, both of Raleigh, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Natasha Sue Caswell of Springville; a brother, Willard Reynolds of Mitchell, Ind.; and two sisters, Betty Paul of Nashville, Tenn., and Elizabeth Pridemore of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Land.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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

John W. Taylor

Feb. 7, 1924 — April 17, 2009

John W. Taylor, 85, of Bedford, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

He was born in Martin County, Ind., to William and Fannie (Chastain) Taylor. He married Katherine Byers on Sept. 15, 1946, in Bedford. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2009.

John was a Coca-Cola truck driver for 20 years. He was a graduate of Shoals High School and a member of 1st Baptist Church, Bedford. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service.

He is survived by four siblings, Annabelle Fields of Bedford, Imojean Crane of Shoals, Hildred Taylor of Shoals, Opal Dale Mullis of Bloomington; and a nephew, Dustin Webb of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Vernell Rainey.

Chapel service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 2009

Mattie R. Thornton

May 1, 1924 — April 16, 2009

Mattie R. Thornton, 501 14th Street, Bedford, passed away Thursday at her home.

Born May 1, 1924, in Hardyville, Ky., she was the daughter of Elmo and Loney Brown. She married Roy H. Thornton and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bedford, where she was a mother of the church. She was an active member of the choir, usherboard, and missionaries. She held the office of the secretary of Zone 3, and second vice president of the Southeastern District Missionary.

Survivors include two daughters, Agnes R. Boone of Bedford, and Donna P. Ray and husband Daniel of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, Leonard Thornton Sr. and wife Josephine of Bedford, and Gilbert Thornton and wife Sherry of Bloomington; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren,; one great-great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild on the way; one sister, Florence Bradley; and a host of relatives and friends, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, George Thornton Sr.; three sisters, Mary Etta Walker, Alberta Rice, Edna Brashear; two brothers, Willie Robert Brown, William Wilford Brown; one sister-in-law, Frances Brown; and one grandson, Jesse Warren Smith.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Second Baptist Church in Bedford. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Robert W. Terrell

Nov. 24, 1925 — April 16, 2009

Robert Wayne Terrell, 83, of Bedford, died at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Nov. 24, 1925, in Williams, he was the son of Lester Watson and Laura Mae (Cambron) Terrell.

He was a life-long cattle rancher in Williams and enjoyed the outdoors. Upon his retirement, in 1997, he moved to Bedford. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Maxine Blythe and husband Robert of Bedford, and RoseAnn Hobert and husband Melvin of Port Charlotte, Fla.; three nephews, Dennis Blythe and wife Susan of Oolitic, Terry Hobert of Indianapolis and Tim Hobert of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one niece, Patricia Clark and husband Richard of Columbus; nine great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Gary Spear and Brother Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Pauline G. Holtsclaw

Juen 23, 1922 — April 17, 2009

Pauline G. Holtsclaw, 86, of Bloomfield, died at 6:35 a.m. on Friday at the Lyons Health and Living Center.

She was born June 23, 1922, in Richland Township in Greene County, the daughter of McKinley and Helen (Barge) Helms. She married Hosie Holtsclaw and he preceded her in death on March 31, 1985.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Beulah S. Lucas and husband Lloyd of Springville and Sharon R. Holtsclaw of Bloomfield; sons, Darrel G. Holtsclaw and wife Bonnie of Springville, Gerold Wayne Holtsclaw of Bloomfield, and Harold D. Holtsclaw and wife Rita of Bloomfield; twin brother, Paul Helms of Bloomfield; and brother, George Helms of Bloomfield; a sister, Laura Jane Hamlin of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Brad Holtsclaw and wife Rita, Missy Fields, Jarrod Holtslcaw and wife Jessica, Rebecca Lucas, Cindy Walton and husband Jason, Amy Lucas, and Bryce Holtsclaw and wife Sarah; and great-grandchildren, Hannah Fields, Wyatt Fields, Noah Walton, Bryanna Walton, Boone Holtsclaw and Emma Grace Holtsclaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hosie Holtsclaw; sister, Esther Cox; and great-grandson, Abraham Neil Holtsclaw.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Chris Gehring officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, near Bloomfield.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and for one hour prior to services Tuesday at funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that all memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

April 17, 2009

William W. Hicks

Jan. 19, 1928 — April 16, 2009

William W. Hicks, 81, of 1136 Avoca-Eureka Road, Bedford, died at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Vernon O. and Ollie (Sproles) Hicks. He married Norma Jean on Aug. 16, 1947, and she preceded him in death in 2000.

He retired from G.E. in Bloomington. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Myer, Va., where he served as an M.P. and Radio D.J. He served on guard duty at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include three sons, William V. Hicks and wife Portia of Bedford, Tim Hicks and wife Cathy of Ellettsville, Sammy D. Hicks and wife Elizabeth of Bedford; one daughter, Carla Y. Siedl and husband Kenneth of Bloomington; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Turner and Alice Hartman, both of Bedford; and one brother, Robert Hicks of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ruby Nelson; and two brothers, Sam and Vernon O. Hicks Jr.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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 William at www.daycarter.com.

Nathan D. Voorhies

Feb. 4, 1979 — April 15, 2009

Nathan D. Voorhies, 30, of 2669 State Road 446, Heltonville, entered eternal life on Wednesday.

Born Feb. 4, 1979, he was the son of Dennis Voorhies and Viola (Doane) York.

He was a construction worker in Bedford and attended Mundell Christian Church in Heltonville. He was loved by his many friends and all who knew him.

Survivors include his fiancé, Melinda Tarrants of Heltonville; one daughter, Katie Voorhies; one son, Alex Voorhies, both of Bedford; three stepchildren, Whitney, Ashley and John D. Tarrants, all of Heltonville; his mother, Viola of Bloomfield; his father and stepmother, Dennis and LaDonna Voorhies of Bedford; four brothers, Todd Voorhies of Bedford, Shawn Hall of Atlanta, Ga., Jason Hall, serving in the U.S. Navy, and Jon Schuth of Bedford; a stepbrother, Ray Stewart of Bloomington; his grandmother, Marge Voorhies of Bedford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Mundell Cemetery with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

C. Wayne Robertson

Feb. 27, 1928 — April 15, 2009

C. Wayne Robertson, 81, 605 Apache Drive, Paoli, formerly of Orleans, went to meet his Savior at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Wayne was one of 10 children born into the family of Elza and Amanda (Bowman) Robertson. Wayne was born Feb. 27, 1928, on a farm near Heltonville in Lawrence County. The family moved when Wayne was four years old to a farm just east of Spring Mill State Park. He attended school in Mitchell and was inducted into the Army when he was 18 and deployed to Japan where he proudly served his country as a military policeman.

Wayne married Marilyn Chatham June 22, 1949, nearly 60 years ago. They are the parents of four children, twins, Denny (deceased) and Danny and his wife Rebecca, of Freetown, Lynn Johnson, Bedford, and friend, David Huber, Columbus, and Kimberly Scott and husband Gerald, of Orleans. There are five grandsons, Bradley Robertson of Seymour, Matthew Robertson of Freetown, Scott Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz., Tyler Johnson of Bloomington, and Cory Scott of Paoli; one granddaughter, Wendy Hunt of French Lick. There are three great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters.

Infant son Denny; his parents; brothers, Everett, Charles, Ray, James, and Eathle Robertson; and sisters, Darvil Clark, Blanche Whitted, Ruby Hawk, and Avis Watts, preceded him in death.

Wayne was a wonderful husband, fantastic father, terrific grandfather, and a doting great-grandfather.

He was a people person and was employed in sales most of his working years. He had been employed at the Lawrence County Farm Bureau Co-op in Mitchell, Ralston Purina, and Holland Dairy. He retired as a mechanic from Reynolds, Inc.

A member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for over 50 years, he served as a deacon, a position that he took very seriously. He was handy at doing chores around the church. It was here he raised his children to know the Lord. He served his Lord with great faith, always turning to the Lord for those bumps in the road, then came a hurdle he could not overcome and his Savior took him home.

He was a member of the Orleans Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69 and served as chaplain until ten years ago when his health began to fail.

Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Orleans with the Rev. Bill Graham and the Rev. David Hoskins officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Warren Brock American Legion Post No. 69.

The body will lie in state from 2 p.m. until the service at the church.

A private family burial will be at a later date in Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

Honorary casketbearer is Wendy Hunt. Casketbearers will be Bradley Robertson, Matthew Robertson, Scott Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Cory Scott and Jason Hunt.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Endowment Fund or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

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

Lawrence E. Holt

Nov. 21, 1937 — April 15, 2009

Lawrence Ellis Holt Sr., 71, Orleans, formerly of Shoals, died at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was a truck driver for Kern Trucking and Shelby Trucking.

Survivors include his wife, Clara (Weishelt) Holt, Orleans; two daughters, Laurina Holt Sanders and Tammy Holloway, both of Orleans; three sons, Lawrence E. Holt Jr., Shoals, Norman Holt, Loogootee, and Karlie Holt, Orleans; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby “Sue” Campbell, Shoals; three brothers, Bernard Eugene “Corky” Holt and James D. “Teddy” Holt, both of Shoals, and Robert Dale Holt, Bedford; and two half brothers, Ray Combs, Shoals, and David Combs, Norfolk, Va.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

James A. Tuttle

Feb. 16, 1920 — April 15, 2009

James Arthur Tuttle, 89, Shoals, formerly of Trinity Springs, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born Feb. 16, 1920, in Laurel, Ky., he was the son of Manuel and Elva (Townsend) Tuttle. He married Joyce Sims on Dec. 6, 1947, in Shoals, and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2002.

He worked in the stone mills in Bedford as a crane operator.

He attended Trinity Springs Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a stepdaughter, Gayle Abel and husband Alan of Shoals; a stepdaugher-in-law, Mary Lou Harding of Loogootee; two grandsons, Barton Abel and Bryson Abel; one stepgranddaughter, Tammy Lannan; a stepgrandson, Tracy Wenzel; a sister, Martha (Tuttle) Super of Shoals; and one brother, Manual Tuttle Jr. of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one stepson, Loren “Tuffy” Harding.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 61.

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

April 16, 2009

Beatrice J. Anderson

March 3, 1927 — April 15, 2009

Beatrice J. Anderson, 82, a resident of the White River Lodge, died Wednesday at her residence.

Born March 3, 1927, in Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Victor P. and Helena (Demallie) Swan. She married the Rev. Robert Anderson (Father Bob) on October 20, 1945, and he preceded her in death.

She was a registered nurse, working at Bedford Regional Medical Center as a surgical nurse and house supervisor. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathleen Elaine Dorr of Connecticut, Shirley Lynn Hawks of Nevada and Patricia A. House and husband Steven of Bedford; four grandchildren, Adam Andrew Anderson of South Carolina, Capt. Robert Gillespie and wife Leslee of Tennessee, Aaron M. Gillespie and wife Amanda of Pennsylvania and Michael House of Bedford; one great-grandchild, Inara Gillespie of Pennsylvania; and one sister, Lillian Wall of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Victor Robert Anderson; several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will be on Thursday in Sunset Ridge Cemetery in Kenosha, Wis.

Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Day and Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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

Rita K. Lane

Dec. 2, 1959 - April 15, 2009

Rita Kay Lane, 49, 1221 Moto Cross Road. Mitchell, died at 2:58 a.m. Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Woodrow and Mary (Daugherty) Cassidy. She married David E. Lane on June 30, 1979, in Mitchell, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended North Lawrence Community Schools.

Surviving with her husband David E. Lane of Mitchell; are one son, Bradley D. Lane, at home; two sisters, Anita Asbery of Bedford, and Theresa Keith of Mitchell; one brother, William Cassidy of Bedford; his mother, Mary Cassidy of Bedford; and father and mother–in-law, Jesse B. and Donna K. Lane of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her father; one daughter, Jessica Kay Lane, in 1986; one sister, Carla Adams; one brother, Michael Cassidy.

Funeral serivces will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Evelyn Batman

Feb. 23, 1936 — April 14, 2009

Evelyn Batman, 73, of Golden Living Center, Bloomington, died at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1936, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Theodore and Ada Marie (Daggy) Brewer.

She had worked at RCA in Bloomington and attended the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Hewitt of Madison and Rebecca Batman of Bedford; two grandchildren, Melissa Hewitt and Miranda Corbin; one brother, George Brewer; and a sister-in-law, Mary Frances Brewer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Walter Lee Batman Jr.; three brothers, Donald Eugene, Edward and Gerald Brewer; a grandchild, Jackie Dee Hewitt.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Day and Carter Mortuary.

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

Carl L. Mulkey

Sept. 1, 1943 — April 14, 2009

Carl L. Mulkey, 65, Spencerville, a native of Bedford, died April 14.

Survivors include his mother, Virginia Mulkey; a daughter, Cheryl Freimuth; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be held. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Virginia or Cheryl in care of the Spencerville post office, Spencerville, IN 46788.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dooley Funeral Home in Antwerp, Ohio.

April 15, 2009

Nora A. Nelson-Phillips

Feb. 22, 1936 — April 4, 2009

Nora Aline Nelson-Phillips, 73, died at 12 a.m. April 4 at the Kendrick, Hospital in Houston, Texas. Born Feb. 22, 1936, in Waynesburg, Pulaski County, Ky., she was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison Phillips and Roxie Mae Bell-Phillips. She lived in Houston, Texas, for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Pettitt of Bedford, Mrs. Brenda Powell of Monticello, Ky., and Mrs. Treasa Schmidt of Houston, Texas; two sons, Daniel “Danny” Lawton of Springville, and Allen Nelson of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Charlene Banks and Mrs. Alma Jones, both of Springville; one brother, Howard Phillips of Springville; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; six brothers, Stanley Phillips, R.C. Phillips, David Eugene Phillips, Glen Phillips, Luther Phillips, Joseph Ray Phillips, all of Springville; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Gregory of Bedford; and Opal Phillips of Springville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Springville, with Brother Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery.

Patricia Thompson

May 14, 1949 — April 13, 2009

Patricia Thompson, 59, 2802 V St., Bedford, died at 11:10 a.m. on Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a former home health care worker.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Thompson and Roger Thompson, both of Bedford; one daughter, Rita Payton of Arkansas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Evans and Roberta Crane, both of Bedford; and one brother, James Chilton of Bedford.

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

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

April 14, 2009

H. Dale Maddox

May 10, 1926 — April 13, 2009

H. Dale Maddox, 82, of 116 Lemon Quarry Road, went home to be with his Heavenly Father at 3:50 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford with his family beside him.

Born May 10, 1926, in Guthrie, he was the son of Cletus and Lessie (Hardin) Maddox. He married Mildred Lemon on May 13, 1950, and she survives.

Dale retired from farming in the Guthrie community. He farmed with his brother, “Ben.” They enjoyed farming many years together.

He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and a World War II veteran serving as a corporal in the 706th Army Air Force. Dale’s life revolved around his commitment to his church, the love of his family and friends, his passion for farming and his hobbies, fishing and singing.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mildred; one daughter, Rachel (Maddox) Deckard who married Joe Deckard; two sons, Stephen Maddox who married Glenda Hayes and Bill Maddox who married Pamela Donica, all of the Guthrie community; five grandchildren, Needra Basinger, Stephanie Clark, Dustin Maddox, and Shelby and Billy Maddox; six great-grandchildren, Alex and Nick Basinger, Bransyn Maddox/Henson, Presley and Chesney Clark and Shalyn Dale Maddox; several nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Esta, Loretta and Glenda Maddox, all of Guthrie Road.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Richard, Harry, Ray, Roy, Gene and Ben Maddox.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene in Judah with Pastor Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday, all at the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Pallbearers will be: Stephen Maddox, Bill Maddox, Joe Deckard, Billy Maddox, Dustin Maddox and Ted Maddox.

The family would especially like to extend heartfelt “thanks” to the staff and residents of Garden Villa who comforted and cared for Dale.

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

Kenneth E. Matlock

June 10, 1925 — April 13, 2009

Kenneth E. Matlock, 83, 2314 35th St., Bedford, died at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford.

He was born June 10, 1925, in Rockville, the son of Charles and Anna L. (Maynard) Matlock. He married Joan B. Moore Feb. 26, 1946, and she preceded him on Sept. 3, 2003.

He retired after 46 years as a mechanic at Indiana Limestone Co.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II Saipan War. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Survivors include a son, Gary Matlock and wife Diane of Bedford; five grandchildren, Gary Lee Matlock Jr. of Mitchell, Crystal Crane of Brownstown, Kyle Michael Matlock of Bedford, Dempsey Boling of Salem, and Dorothy Lewis of Salem; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Silvers of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Bobby Glen Matlock and Vernon Gale Matlock, both of Terre Haute; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Dorothy Withrow, and Phyllis Robinson; and brother, Howard Matlock

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

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

Barbara S. Byrd

May 28, 1936 — April 13, 2009

Barbara S. Harris Byrd, age 72, of Remington passed away at her home Monday. She was a 40-year resident of Remington, also having lived in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

Barbara was born in Mitchell on May 28, 1936, the daughter of Paul Virgel and Mary Louise (Chenault) Harris. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School and furthered her education at both Purdue University and St. Joseph College. Barbara was retired from St. Joseph College, where she was employed for 17 years as director of Developmental Grants.

On March 28, 1981, in Mitchell, she married Richard E. Byrd who survives. Barbara was a member of the Remington United Methodist Church. She had served as both president and vice-president of Tri-Kappa sorority, was a charter member of the Jasper County Crisis Center and a member of the Remington zoning board.

Barbara is survived by her husband Richard; four sons, Gregory S. (Jean) Chastain, Boston, Mass., Jeffery A. (Roxane) Byrd, Remington, Richard W. (Tonya) Byrd, Lafayette and Mike Byrd, Rensselaer; eight grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, Nichole, Jake, Kolt, Dillon, Gabriela and Jarrod; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Peggy Jean (Gerald) Lambert, Monticello and Shirley Gerkin Haynes, Owensboro, Ky.

Funeral services for Barbara will be at 10 a.m. (CDT) on Thursday at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer with Pastor Mary vanWijk officiating. Burial will follow at the Remington Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday at the funeral chapel in Rensselaer.

See www.jacksonfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.

April 13, 2009

Frank Embree

Nov. 23, 1918 — April 12, 2009

Frank Embree, 90, of 6458 Williams Road, Bedford, died at 9:51 p.m. on Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Nov. 23, 1918, in Bryantsville, he was the son of James and Elon (Taylor) Embree. He married Mary Padgett on March 11, 1937, and she survives.

He was a farmer and member of the Williams Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Donna Mitchell and husband Mike of Crawfordsville; two sons, David Embree and wife Jennifer of Livonia, and Duane Embree and wife Doreen of Williams; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and three step-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents,; four brothers; five sisters; and one son, Donald Embree.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery.

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

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

April 12, 2009

Barton ‘Jr.’ Warren Crum

May 30, 1927 — April 9, 2009

Barton “Jr.” Warren Crum of Harrodsburg passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at his residence. He was 81 years old.

Barton was born May 30, 1927, in Bloomington, Indiana, to Bart and Mary Bouher Crum. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II in the European Theatre. After his service years, Barton worked as a truck driver for the Indiana State Highway Department, Empire Stone Company, Victor Oolitic Stone Company and finally, Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane before his retirement. He attended the Harrodsburg First Assembly of God Church and had other various interests, such as hauling stone in the dump truck he owned, farming and a tremendous interest in all types of livestock.

Barton leaves behind his daughter Reva Deckard of Bloomington; a brother, Harry Crum; and ex-wife Carolyn Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Lana Jean Crum, as well as brothers Max Crum and Walter Crum; half-brothers Seymour Sparks, Fred Sparks and John Sparks, and other family members, including Curtis, Willard, Sylvia, Ruth Charlotte, Josephine, Della, Millard and Beulah.

Funeral services for Barton will be held Monday, April 13, 2009, at the First Assembly of God Church in Harrodsburg at 11 a.m. Friends may call on Sunday, April 12, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37.

Barton will be buried next to his daughter, Lana, in the Clover Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg.

April 11, 2009

Russell M. Colbert Sr.

Nov. 20, 1924 — April 10, 2009

Russell M. Colbert Sr. 84, of Bloomington passed away Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born on Nov. 20, 1924, in Bloomington to the late Homer and Effie (Baker) Colbert.

Russell served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. After the war he worked at Crane, retiring in 1974, retired CPO USNR, Retired Civil Service.

Russell leaves behind his wife, Joyce A. (Nikirk) Colbert; his sons, Michael (Jan) Colbert of Bloomington, R.M. (Linda) Colbert Jr. of Bedford, and Stephen (Marsha) Colbert of New Albany; his daughters, Beth Ann (Jeff) Erdmann and Gale Leigh (Paul) Williams, both of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, Cara and Travis Perian of Bloomington, Michelle McGill of Bedford, Jessica Colbert of Bloomington, Mark Colbert of Hawaii, Matthew Colbert of Bloomington, Erica and Jason Hanson of Thief River Falls, Minn., Stephanie and Jonathan Mobley of Louisville, Ky., Jonathan Erdmann, Lisa Williams, Ryan Koontz, William Erdmann, and Brian Erdmann, all of Bloomington; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Martha J. Nikirk of Bloomington.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Floyd Colbert, who was killed in the Normandy Invasion.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday with private family visitation also on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Veteran’s Memorial Squad. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.

Family request that memorial contributions be made to the Navy Relief Fund or Simpson Chapel Church c/o Day Funeral Home.

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

Arthur D. Terrell

Nov. 22, 1942 — April 8, 2009

Arthur Douglas Terrell, 66, of 1723 J St., Bedford, died at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was disabled.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, Bedford; his stepmother, Geneva Anderson, Leesville; a half brother, Joe Easley; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1:45 p.m. on Monday at Bethel Cemetery in Orleans and burial will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Gary Brassine

Nov. 16, 1944 — April 10, 2009

Gary “Buck” Brassine, 64, Shoals, died at 2:40 a.m. on Friday at his residence.

He was a retired contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie (Andis) Brassine; a daughter, Julie Royston, Shoals; stepson, Scott Banks, Fayetteville; three sisters, Shirley Bratton and June Robbins, both of Shoals, and Lois Wininger, Jasper; a brother, Kevin Brassine, Shoals; a brother-in-law; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery in Springville.

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

April 10, 2009

Edward F. Heichelbech

Sept. 15, 1928 — April 9, 2009

Edward F. Heichelbech, 80, Bedford, formerly of Shoals and Needmore, died at 5:20 a.m. on Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Martin County, the son of Edward F. and Emma M. (Tinkle) Heichelbech. He married Alma Jean Fuhrman in July of 1950.

He operated The Cider Shop in Needmore for 20 years. He was retired from Local No. 741 Labor Union, was a construction supervisor working his last years at Wilhelm Construction in Indianapolis, and Baystone Construction in Muncie.

He graduated from Shoals High School in 1946. He attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Loogootee for many years and held several offices within the church. He was presently a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Infantry and 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles from June 1946 to April 1950.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Cornett and husband Roger of Clayton; one son, Jon Heichelbech and wife Judy of Bedford; four grandchildren, Crystal and Johnny Adams of Brownsburg, Casey and Crystal Cornett of Ellettsville, Jamie and Scott Nikirk of Bedford, and Adam Jon and Jill Heichelbech of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren, Braden, Madison, Kaden, Allison, and Elijah; one sister, Deloris Hagen of Dubois; and one sister-in-law, Sandy Heichelbech Crosby.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Margie Arvin Baker, and one brother, James Heichelbech.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Ida J. Busch

Dec. 6, 1939 — April 9, 2009

Ida “Janie” Jeanette Busch of Bloomington died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. She was 69 years old.

Born Dec. 6, 1939 in Williams, she was the daughter of Harley “Dutch” and Ellen (Kern) Fields. She was a homemaker and an active volunteer at the Opportunity House.

She is survived by her husband, B.L. “Ben” Busch of Bloomington; two daughters, Kelly Moore and husband John of Kokomo, and April Busch and husband Chris Maravich of San Francisco, Calif.; two grandsons, Jonathan Moore and Kyle Moore both of Kokomo; and one sister, Phyllis Myers and husband John of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, John Fields.

Her wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37, Bloomington.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Maxine J. Walls

May 9, 1930 — April 8, 2009

Maxine June (Lee) Walls, 78, of Owensville, died Wednesday.

She was born in Lawrence County, Ind., on May 9, 1930.

Maxine has worked for Bedford City Schools and Buck Lemon Furniture as a bookkeeper. She was a member of First Christian Church in Owensville.

Maxine married William Lester Walls June 16, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents Farrell Wesley Lee and Ruth Louise (Hawkins) Lee; a sister, Rosemary (Lee) Curren; a brother, Morris Eugene Lee; and a grandson, Daniel Walls.

Survivors include her son, Eric and wife Dana; grandchildren, Cody and Erica, all of Owensville; aunt, Mrs. June Hatfield of Bedford; nieces, Mrs. Jeff (Susan) Mundy and Mrs. Verne (Karlynn) Allen of Bedford; nephew, Brian Lee; great niece, Mrs. Danny (Megan) Gillespie; great nephew, Michael Mundy; and several cousins and special friends.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the First Christian Church, 302 N. Main St., in Owensville. Cremated remains will be entombed at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to Owensville First Christian Church Building Fund, 302 N. Main Street, Owensville, IN 47665. Condolences may be made online at www.mem.com.

Arrangements by Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Ave., Evansville.

April 09, 2009

Jayden D. Ferran

April 7, 2009 — April 7, 2009

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. this morning for Jayden Daniel Ferran, infant son of Jeffrey Jr. and Kimberly (Sneed) Ferran, died at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

Survivors include his parents, Jeffrey Jr. and Kimberly Ferran, Paoli; grandparents, Andy and Charlesetta Sneed, Paoli, Shiela Ferran, Bedford, Jeffrey Ferran Sr., Urbana, Ill.; and great-grandparents, George Witt, Paoli, and Betty Ferran, Urbana, Ill.

Services were at Paoli Community Cemetery with Brother Harvey McAdams officiating. Burial followed.

McAdams Mortuary in Paoli was in charge of the arrangements.

April 08, 2009

Anna G. Kress

July 3, 1918 — April 4, 2009

Anna G. Kress, 90, of Bedford, formerly of Linton, passed away Saturday at Shands at University of Florida.

She was born in Terre Haute, on July 3, 1918, to W.C. and Opal (Green) Baker. On Aug. 5, 1938, she married Jack Kress.

Anna was a homemaker. She and two other sisters “The Baker Sisters” sang on the local radio in the 1930’s. She was a member of Saron United Methodist Church in Linton, Delta Theta Tau, Triad and the Women’s Greene County Shrine Club. She owned/operated The Body Shoppe Figure Salon. Anna enjoyed sharing her retirement with Linton friends at the Florida RV resort.

Survivors include her sons, Jack Alan (Donna Jean) Kress of Bedford and Tom Kress of Montecito, Calif.; and one grandson, Curtis Wade (Toni) Kress of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Callie Noble, Kristen Kress, Donnie Kress, Morgan Kress and Rebecca Kress; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, David Alan Kress; and six siblings.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.

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

Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.

Linval E. Sowders

June 4, 1930 — April 7, 2009

Linval E. “Toots” Sowders, 78, of Heltonville, died at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Monroe Hospital.

He was born in Heltonville June 4, 1930, to Everett and Truely (Fender) Sowders.

Surviving are three sisters, Ada Bailey, Edna Deckard and husband Harold, and Mattie Ann Nicholson and husband Stanley, all of Heltonville; three daughters, Connie Hollars and husband Ked, Cathy Hearth and husband Ronald, all of Bloomington, and Debbie Noel and husband Larry of Heltonville; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Toots was preceded in death by his parents; life companion Vernel Davelene Vaughn; two brothers, Leonard “Buck” and Tom Sowders; one sister, Laveda Winegar; one grandson, Bobby Garrison; one granddaughter, Kristine Abbitt; one great-grandson, Levi David Hollars; and one great-granddaughter, Brayle Joan Short.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Eugene L. Strunk

May 12, 1930 — April 6, 2009

Eugene L. Strunk, 78, of Avoca, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 12, 1930, in Oolitic, he was the son of Luther Waldon Strunk and Sena Rebecca Ann Owens Strunk. He married Jean Stogdill Strunk on Oct. 6, 1947, and she survives.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and the pastor of the Meadows Community Church. Locally known for his hand-crafted birdhouses, he was a retired custom homebuilder who took pride in his work.

Survivors include one son, Michael L. Strunk and wife Mary of Whiteland; three daughters, Shirley E. Childers and husband David of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Patricia A. Edwards and husband Randy of Franklin, and Terri L. King and husband Greg of Springville; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, Bob and Sharon Strunk of Nashville, Tenn., Claude and Kathryn Strunk, of Taswell, and Don and Sandy Strunk of Bedford; three sisters, Betty Edwards-Pencek and husband Joe of Kokomo, Linda Phillips and husband Larry of Springville, and Bonnie Silvers and husband Ron of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Luanne, who died in infancy; a sister-in-law, Karen Strunk; and brother-in-law, Jim Edwards.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home, and he will be laid to rest at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

April 07, 2009

William C. Lewis

Nov. 20, 1927 — Feb. 22, 2009

William “Bill” C. Lewis was born in Martin County on Nov. 20, 1927, the second of six children of Gladys and Hazel Lewis. He died on Feb. 22, 2009, at the home of his daughter in Cary, N.C. He did a whole lot of living in between.

Bill was trained as a surgical technician while serving in the U.S. Army during the post World War II occupation of Japan in 1946-47. While home on a furlough, he married Charlotte Rose Smith on Oct. 4, 1946, although they had to fudge a bit about their ages on the marriage certificate. Charlotte was his one true love and they were married for 58 years before her death in 2004 from Alzheimer’s disease. As her primary caregiver, Bill was always at her side.

They had four children, a daughter who died shortly after birth and a son who was killed in an automobile accident at age 16, a daughter, Brenda Lewis Cleary of North Carolina, and a son, David A. Lewis of Bedford. There are four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Bill was a businessman in southern Indiana most of his life until he and Charlotte relocated to Odessa, Texas, in 1980, where he served as chief of police at a University of Texas campus before retiring in 1990. Although they missed the beauty and the people of home, Texas was good to both of them — owing especially to several friends who became more like family.

Known for living large, Bill crashed a small plane as a young man (young Charlotte was not impressed!), experienced several motorcycle mishaps, enjoyed many travel adventures, and actually drove a NASCAR on his 75th birthday. He graduated (with honors) from the Odessa Police Academy at the age of 58 and wrote and published “the great American novel,” entitled “West Texas Adventure,” at the age of 64. Bill frequently commented that a highlight of his life was when, along with their spouses, his three surviving siblings: Joan Adams of Colorado, Jim Lewis of Mitchell, and Carolyn Buttz of Bedford traveled to the North Carolina mountains for a reunion in honor of his 80th birthday. Since Bill’s baby sister Carolyn was not born until after he enlisted in the Army, this was the first time they had all slept under one roof. Two brothers preceded him in death.

All who knew Bill Lewis remember him as one of the most likeable people to walk the earth and note his great sense of humor.

Since he was a man of strong faith, a celebration of his life will take place at 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens Chapel, following which the ashes of Bill and his beloved wife will be interred together.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Hospice of Wake County (NC) or other hospice of choice are requested.

Hazel A. Scott

March 18, 1923 — April 6, 2009

Hazel A. Scott, 86, 927 22nd St., Bedford, died at 3:31 p.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born March 18, 1923, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Dell A. and Mandy (Meadows) Covey. She married Royer O. Scott on Feb. 14, 1939, in Bedford. He preceded her in death Feb. 12, 1989.

She was a former employee of RCA/Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Scott and wife Joyce of Bedford, and Roger Scott and wife Pat of Bedford; one daughter, Fay Cassidy and husband Bill of Bedford; six grandsons, Jeff, Chris, Scott, Joe, Brian, and John; two granddaughters, Julie and Amie; seven great-grandsons; nine great-granddaughters, one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Robert Covey of Bedford; one sister, Helen Kinser of Bedford; two sisters-in-law, Eva Covey and Freedona Scott, both of Bedford; a special nephew, David Lee Covey; and several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Lloyd and William “Buster” Covey; and two sisters, Vidella Kinser and Beulah Hawkins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford with Barry “Buck” Smith officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Scott, Chris Scott, Scott Cassidy, Joe Cassidy, Brian Scott, John Cassidy.

Robert Hudson Sr.

Nov. 2, 1932 — April 6, 2009

Robert “Bob” Hudson Sr., 76, Madison, died at 2:42 a.m. on Monday at King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison.

He was a manager and supervisor for Swifty and Kocolene Oil companies and had served as deputy sheriff and jailer in Jefferson County.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Jo Hudson and Yvonne Hudson, both of Madison; a son, Bob Hudson Jr., Madison; a brother, James Hudson, Clinton, Ill.; a sister, Robin Hudson, Bedford; a stepdaughter, Connie Orndorff, Raleigh, Ill.; a stepson, Derrell Harmon, Granbury, Texas; four grandchildren; five-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with the Rev. J.D. Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery in Canaan.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Hudson Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 325 Demaree Drive, Madison, IN 47250.

Online condolences are available at www.morgan-nay.com.

Forest R. Vernon

Oct. 12, 1924 — April 5, 2009

Forest R. “Barney” Vernon, 84, Bloomington, a Bedford native, died Sunday at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

He was a stone mason and worked on Indiana University buildings during their construction. He was a retired letter carrier with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1984 after 21 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joan (Myers) Vernon, Bloomington; three sons, Cleo Vernon and Ryan Fowler, both of Solsberry, and Ralph Allen Unversaw, Bloomington; three daughters, Diane Vernon Colvin, Vermont, Sandra Jean Unversaw Wiesler, Fishers, and Julie Unversaw Brown, Redman, Washington; two sisters, Wanda Vernon Stark, Bloomington and Jeanette Vernon Vanus, Ellettsville; two brothers, William Vernon, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and Thomas L. Vernon, Bloomington; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Day Funeral Home with burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens, where the Veterans Honor Guard will provide military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.

Devin C. Pence

Oct. 4, 1999 — April 5, 2009

Devin C. Pence, 9, Martinsville, died Sunday in Martinsville.

He was a third-grade student.

Survivors include his mother, Dawn M. (Zimmerman) Pence, Martinsville; two brothers, Michael K. “Mickey” Pence, and Dylan L Pence, both of Martinsville; his grandparents, Woodrow and Anna J. (Qualkenbush) Pence, Martinsville, and Mark and June (Wright) Zimmerman, Paragon; and one uncle.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville, with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will be in New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pence Family Trust, c/o Valley Mission Church of The Nazarene, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford.

Michael D. Pence

Jan. 7, 1970 — April 5, 2009

Michael D. Pence, 39, Martinsville, died Sunday in Martinsville.

He was employed at Cook Pharmica as a maintenance supervisor and was youth director at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Dawn M. (Zimmerman) Pence, Martinsville; two sons, Michael K. “Mickey” Pence, and Dylan L. Pence, both of Martinsville; his parents, Woodrow Pence and Anna J. (Qualkenbush) Pence, of Martinsville; and one brother, Keith Alan Pence, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Costin Funeral Chapel in Martinsville, with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will be in New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville. Military rites will be accorded.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pence Family Trust, c/o Valley Mission Church of The Nazarene, 110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford.

April 06, 2009

Mabel M. Lewis

Jan. 25, 1921 — April 4, 2009

Mabel M. Lewis, 88, 1609 Ninth St., Bedford, died at 5:35 p.m. on Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born Jan. 25, 1921, in Oolitic. She was the daughter of Henry and Mary (Bellotti) Delpha. She married Wilbur Lewis in Lawrence County in 1948, and he preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1966.

She retired in 1984 as a cook from North Lawrence Community Schools.

Survivors include two sons, Phil Lewis and wife Tricia of Mitchell and Jeff Lewis and wife Terry of Jasper; five grandchildren, Rachel Bunch and husband David of Bedford, Jason Lewis and wife Angie of Bedford, Stacie Wade and husband Chris of Williams, Chris Lewis of Oolitic, and Deanna Todd and husband Rickie of Heltonville; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ilene Wintergerst of Spencer, and Pauline Baker and husband Harold of Bedford; and one brother, William Delpha and wife Barb of Greenwood.

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

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Pallbearers will be: Jason and Chris Lewis, David Bunch, Rickie Todd, Chris Wade and Cale Bunch.

Rickie A. Jones

Oct. 21, 1969 — April 2, 2009

Rickie Alan Jones, 39, of Bedford died Thursday.

Born Oct. 21, 1969, in Bedford. He was the son of Rickie L. and Mona (Conner) Jones. He married Lori Sullivan on Nov. 24, 1990, and she survives.

He was employed by Troyer-Beasley Produce in Bloomington.

He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife Lori Jones of Bedford; three sons, Zachary Jones, Steven Jones, and Conner Jones, all of Bedford; his parents, Rickie L. and Mona Jones of Springville; one brother, Kevin Jones and wife Sarah of Springville; one sister, Treva Peckham and husband William of Springville; maternal grandmother, Anna Conner of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Steven Jones; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Helen Jones; and maternal grandfather Ora Conner.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m.. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Benny Sutherland and the Rev. Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Emily R. Gilbert

Oct. 30, 1931 — April 4, 2009

Emily R. Gilbert, 77, Bedford, passed away peacefully on Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Torrance, Calif., she was the daughter of Ward Milton and Elsa Evelyn (Knape) Melton. She married James Theodore Gilbert March 27, 1948, in Yuma, Ariz.

She worked at Bedford Regional Medical Center from the time it opened in 1970 until she retired in 1995. Prior to this she also worked at M. Fine and Sons in Bedford and the Plastic Factory in Medora.

Emily was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as a deaconess. She and her husband danced with the Spring Mill Squares and the Stone City Squares. She belonged to the Spring Mill Stitchers and Quarry Quilters.

She leaves behind numerous beautiful quilts and hand work that she has done through the years along with wonderful recipes she shared. She had a wit that always brought a smile to your face.

Surviving are her husband, James Theodore Gilbert, Bedford; sons, James David Gilbert and wife Mickee of Bedford, Michael Ray Gilbert of Bedford, and Steve Craig Gilbert and wife Roxanne of Mitchell; a daughter, Jane Leigh Decker and husband Tucker of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents; son, Jeff Gilbert; and a brother, William Melton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel/Proctor Cemetery in Fort Ritner.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Judith A. Maick

March 14, 1941 — April 4, 2009

Judith “Judy” A. Maick, 68, Bedford, died at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday at her residence following a long illness.

Born March 14, 1941, she was the daughter of Morris “Buster” and Dorothy (Sanders) Miller.

She retired from Dana Corp. and had previously worked at Smith’s Jewelers and served as a Weight Watchers lecturer. Early in her career she was a beautician. She volunteered throughout the years for many organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, Limestone Girls Club, and PTO.

She was also quite active as a volunteer at White River Baptist Church and Hillcrest Christian Church with both teaching VBS and Sunday school. When not attending activities for her grandsons, she enjoyed two of her other passions, travel and reading.

Survivors include her husband Charles E. “Eddie” Maick of Bedford, three daughters, Kelly Maick of Ellettsville, Mrs. Brent (Melody) Allen of Bedford, and Mrs. Doug (Mary) Horton of Bedford; four grandsons, Kyle Dalton and wife Tiffany, Evan Allen, Gavin Horton, and Brody Horton; and two great-grandsons: Grant and Grady Dalton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Michael Alan Miller.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation; a journalism and literature scholarship is being established in memory of Judy.

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

Kermit W. Curtis

July 14, 1919 — April 5, 2009

Kermit W. Curtis, 89, a resident of the Golden Living Center, formerly of 1319 Bennett Road, Bedford, died at 2:55 a.m. on Sunday at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born July 14, 1919, in Oakland, Ill., he was the son of John Sherman and Essie Idel (Hollock) Curtis. He married Josephine H. Lunsford, and she preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. He was a farmer.

Survivors include three sons, Jack Hendricks and wife Jackie of Avon, Jerry Davis and companion Pam Bay of Bloomington, and John Davis and wife Linda of Bedford; one daughter, Judy Walters and husband Rex of Bloomington; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 47 years, Josephine; one daughter, Margueritte Kinser; one son, Donald Hendricks; one grandson, Darren Hendricks; and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. A graveside committal service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday, at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church or to Hospice.

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

Betty J. Coulter

Jan. 29, 1926 — April 4, 2009

Betty June “Spike” (Turpin) Coulter, 83, of 724 O St., went to join God at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, peacefully in her sleep following a lengthy illness at her residence.

Born Jan. 29, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Martha (Bates) Hall. She first married Lloyd Turpin, and he preceded her in death, she then married Eddie McGinness, and he died while serving in Vietnam, she then married Earl Coulter Jr. He also preceded her in death. She later married Patrick Stewart Woody, and he also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Baptist faith and loved by everyone who knew her. She lived life to the fullest; she was always there to lend a helping hand and always had a smile.

Survivors include six daughters, Betsy Coulter of Port Orange, Fla., Marti Coulter of Bedford, Teresa Reed of Mitchell, Martha Brim of Mitchell, Rebecca Thompson of California, and Cathy Sharp of Bedford; two sons: Ralph Turpin of Mitchell, and Lloyd Turpin, Jr. of Bedford; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four husbands; one son Samual Turpin; and one sister.

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

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

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

Robert H. Jackson

Jan. 10, 1938 — April 4, 2009

Robert H. Jackson 71, Norman, formerly of Crown Point, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Gary, he was the son of Samuel and Hazel (Strong) Jackson. He married Frances Starkey on March 18, 1961, in Hebron, and she survives.

He was a retired ironworker and a member of Local No. 395 of Hammond. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Merrillville. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge No. 157 in Crown Point, the Murat Shrine of Hammond, ORAK of South Bend and the Lake County Saddle Club.

He enjoyed raising and riding horses, and entertaining his friends over the holidays.

Surviving with his wife, Frances; are one sister, Caroline DeVries and husband Milton of Bedford; five grandchildren, Shannon Cox and husband Ryan, Kristian Dodson, Azia and Victor Childs, and Kayla King; one great-grandchild, Trey Cox.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, with Chris Breeden officiating. Burial will be in Kurtz Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to Bloomington Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent at www.spurgeonfh.com.

April 04, 2009

Donald A. Buck

March 14, 1926 — April 2, 2009

Donald A. Buck, 83, Mitchell, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 14, 1926, in Lafayette, Indiana, he was the son of John B. and Reba (McCormick) Buck. He married Margaret Jean (Peggy) German on Oct. 9, 1949, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Jackson Township High School, an army veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre, a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association. Don was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Jean “Peggy” Buck of Mitchell; sons, Donald W. Buck and David W. (Deanna) Buck, all of Indianapolis; daughter, Lisa K. Tincher of Bedford; grandchildren, Jeremy Buck of Los Angeles, Calif., Jacob Tincher of Bloomington, Josh (Misty) Tincher of Orleans, Brandon (Kerry) Buck of Phoenix, Ariz., Dr. Donald W. (Jennifer) Buck II of Chicago, Ill., Jessica Tincher of Greenwood, Lillie Bleu Buck of Champaign, Ill., Trisha (Joe) Morrow of Bloomington, Joanna Tincher of Spartanburg, S.C., and David W. Buck of San Diego, Calif.; great grandchildren, Austin Tincher, Parker Kori Buck, Benjamen Leo Buck, and Zackary, Alexxis, and Tayleigh Morrow.

His parents; brother, James Buck; and a nephew, John W. Buck, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook and the Rev. Rick Bell officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Elmwood Cemetery at Romney.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Limestone Girls Club, Thornton Memorial Boys or the charity of choice.

Gerald R. Porter

Oct. 17, 1931 — April 2, 2009

Gerald R. Porter, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 11 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Oct. 17, 1931, in Washington County, he was the son of Harry Enoch and Margaret Elizabeth (Ferber) Porter. He married Dorothy Lea Hopper Nov. 27, 1950, and she preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1988. He married Dellana (Dotts) Armstrong Feb. 14, 1991.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 41 years and 8 months of service. He had been a farmer and was a member of Fishing Creek Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife Dellana Porter of Mitchell; his children, Richard Lee Porter and wife Mary E. of Bedford, Billy Joe Porter and wife Rose of Mitchell, John Eric Porter and wife Cindy of Orleans, Sandra Lynne Porter, Paoli, Gary Duane “Tigger” Porter and wife Tiffany of Mitchell; stepsons, Travis Eric Armstrong and wife Keely of Orleans and Jason Lee Armstrong and companion Amanda Johnson of Orleans; brothers, Leonard Porter and Walter Porter, both of Mitchell, Harry Porter Jr. of Brownstown and Virgil Porter of Salem; sister, Mary Frances Clipp of Columbus; 21 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

His parents; first wife; daughter, Ruth Kay Porter; sisters, Agnes White, Beatrice Milligan, and Marie Vaught; and brother, Elmer Porter, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Talbott Cemetery with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be: Doug Porter, Joe Porter, Richie Porter, Natasha Davis, Samantha Porter, David Porter, Brady Armstrong, and Gary Porter.

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

April 02, 2009

Frances P. Hensley

Sept. 18, 1934 — April 1, 2009

Frances Pearl Hensley, 74, Mitchell, formerly of King’s Ridge, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Sept. 18, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Ruth (Merry) Bex. She married Charles W. Hensley July 9, 1955, and he preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2004.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Huron Baptist Church, and a 1953 graduate of Huron High School.

Surviving are sons, Rick Hensley of Mitchell and George Hensley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Pamela Hensley of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen.

Memorial Gifts may be sent to the Huron Baptist Church.

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

Patricia J. Patton

Nov. 19, 1933 — March 31, 2009

Patricia Joan Patton, 75, of 213 Riley Boulevard, Bedford, died at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 19, 1933. in Muncie, she was the daughter of Oliver and Flossie (Riley) Brown. She married Scott O. Patton on July 19, 1952 and he preceded her in death.

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

Survivors include one son, Jerry Patton and wife Marcella of Orleans; one daughter, Cathy Miller and husband Michael of Muncie; six grandchildren, Gregg Manor and Christopher Miller, Michael Kline, Josh Kline, Eric Kline and Amie Dietsch; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Jackson of Ohio, and Mary Shively and Margaret Jones both of Muncie; and one brother, James Brown of Muncie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Warren, Danny and Melvin Brown and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from noon until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Donald R. Knight

April 16, 1949 — March 31, 2009

Donald R. Knight, 59, Mitchell, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 16, 1949, in Mitchell, he was the son of Virgil Raymond and Alice Elizabeth (Reece) Knight.

He was formerly employed in construction.

Surviving are his daughter, Rachel Bundy of Mitchell; stepson, James “J.J.” Kirk of Bedford; brother, Larry Knight and wife Rosetta of Mitchell; sisters, Brenda Elliott, Bobbie Knight, and Judy Herald, all of Bedford and Linda Kay Longest of Mitchell; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents and brother, David Kenny Knight, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers will be: Marty Coulter, Tony Houston, Michael Wright, Brandon Herald and James Kirk.

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

William C. McPike

Oct. 28, 1924 — May 10, 2008

On May 10, 2008, William C. McPike, fondly known as either “Bill” or “Will” to his family and many friends, passed away in Naples, Fla., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Bill was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Bedford.

He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers. Bill received his undergraduate and law degrees from Indiana University and began his career in the general counsel’s office at General Motors. Bill moved to Washington, D.C., where for more than 10 years he enjoyed an illustrious career as well as a love of the city and its culture. While in Washington, D.C., Bill was Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms in the U.S. Capitol, before working in the Antitrust Department of the Justice Department. Bill moved on to the corporate sector as General Counsel and Vice President of Avis Rent-A-Car.

After leaving Avis, he was in private law practice with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York before retiring in 1992. In retirement Bill spent many happy years traveling and visiting friends and loved ones with his second wife Noel, who passed away in July 2005.

He is survived by his two daughters, Barbra McPike of Orlando, Fla., and Sue Havens and husband Marv of Greenville, S.C.; his grandsons, Lee Williamson and Brian Williamson; a great-granddaughter, Brianna Williamson; two brothers, Dr. Joseph David McPike of Indianapolis and Robert Paul McPike of Phoenix, Ariz., and their families.

He was predeceased by his sisters, Joyce McPike and Mary Anne Odell, as well as his first wife, Jean Rowe McPike.

Bill had a zestful love for life that was only surpassed by his love for his friends and family. He will be remembered for his warmth, generosity and compassion as well as his keen intellect and wonderful sense of humor. Bill’s most enduring legacy is how he loved and was loved by so many. He will be deeply missed by his family and his friends.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford. Interment will follow in the family plot in Green Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations on his behalf may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or online at www.pdf.org.

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

Noel McPike

Dec. 25, 1919 — July 30, 2005

Noel Carter Band McPike, of Naples, Fla., died on July 30, 2005. She was a native of New York City.

A joint memorial service for her and her husband, William C. McPike, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Bedford. Interment will follow in the McPike Family plot in Green Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations on their behalf may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or online at www.pdf.org.

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

April 01, 2009

E. Marie Henderson

Nov. 28, 1918 — March 30, 2009

Elvira Marie Henderson, 90, Anderson, died March 30 at Community Hospital in Anderson.

Marie was born Nov. 28, 1918, in Bloomington, the daughter of Morris Marshall Hayes and Mary Stewart Hayes. She married Robert Dean “Bob” Henderson, on Aug. 31, 1941, in Decatur, Ill., and was his wife for 63 years, before Bob’s death in 2005. She and Bob moved to Anderson in 1943 and she made it her home for 56 years.

Marie retired from Delco Remy in 1978 with 30 years of service. She was an avid golfer at Killbuck and Grandview Country Club, loved crafts and music, and was a self-taught artist who painted a number of oil paintings.

Marie’s life was made full by a nephew, Jerome M. Beazley and his wife Paula, her great-niece and namesake, Kathleen Marie (Beazley) Ashley and husband Mark and their three children and her great-nephew, Christopher Beazley; her husband’s nephew, Gary Dean Henderson and his wife Betty of Bedford and their children, Amanda and Jared; and her nephew, Gary Beazley and his wife Ester and children; many of Bob’s cousins and many, many special friends to whom she was number two mom.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her father, Morris and her mother, Mary; her sister, Kathleen Louise Hayes Beazley; and her brothers, Richard Gerald Hayes and Paul Hayes.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with the Rev. Arlo Newell officiating. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to RJFuneralSvc@aol.com.

Susie M. Weathers

Sept. 22, 1927 — March 31, 2009

Susie M. Weathers, 81, Gosport, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1927, in Bedford, the daughter of Perry Baker Sr. and Evelene (Miller) Baker. She married Coziene L. Weathers and he preceded her in death in 1988.

She was a homemaker and a dairy farmer in Monroe County and a member of the Ellettsville Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, Keith Weathers, Kyle Weathers and Kirk Weathers, all of Ellettsville, and Kent Weathers of Champaign, Ill; four daughters, Kathy Weathers, Kristine Weathers, and Katrena Weathers, all of Ellettsville, and Karla Angelopulos (Chris) of Bridgewater, Va.; four sisters, Tresea Stalcup, Marilyn Goff, Iva Baker and Lula Bellae Owens, all of Williams; one brother, Scotty Baker of Williams; grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Stephen, Rebecca, Brittany, Orion, and Bailee; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Elijah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Evelyne Kaye Weathers; and brother, Perry Baker Jr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ellettsville Church of Christ with Brother Gary Fiscus officiating. Burial will follow in Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

Sue E. Ellis

Jan. 5, 1965 — March 31, 2009

Sue E. Ellis, 43, Paoli, died Tuesday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Bernie Ellis, Paoli; one daughter, Samantha Ellis, Paoli; two sons, Matthew and Merrill Ellis, Paoli; one brother, Joe Conley, Bedford; two sisters, Lucille Pierson and Rose Stiles, both of Bedford; and one granddaughter.

Cremation was chosen.

The McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of the arrangements.

Earl R. Sutherlin

Mar. 7, 1911 — Mar. 23, 2009

Earl R. Sutherlin, 98, of Bloomington, a native of Mitchell, died Monday at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.

He worked in photography, managed Wiles Drug Store Photo Lab, was an accomplished commercial photographer. He was the first television cameraman in Indiana, working at WTTV studios in Bloomington. His community and civic involvement included serving as clerk of the Monroe County Circuit Court for eight years and Monroe County recorder for eight years. He also worked as an investigator for the Attorney General of Indiana.

Private chapel services will be held at Valhalla Memory Gardens with Dr. George Purnell officiating.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospital Foundation, 601 W. Second Street, Bloomington, IN 47402.

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