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2009-05 (May)

May 30, 2009

Teresa D. Finn

Nov. 15, 1952 — May 28, 2009

Teresa Denise Finn of Mitchell, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday at her residence.

Born on Nov. 15, 1952, in McMinnville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Bronze Star recipient Master Sergeant Gibson Avery and Elsie (Wood) Wright. She married Edward Walter Finn, Jr. March 14, 1970.

Surviving are her husband Edward Walter Finn Jr. of Mitchell; son and daughter-in-law Edward Walter and Melissa Finn III of Mitchell; three grandchildren, William Trey Cole, Edward Walter Finn IV, and Gabriel Alexander Finn, all of Mitchell; and one sister, Sharon Young of Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Phillip Gibson Wright; and daughter, Angel Marie Finn.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved in the United Methodist Women, and had served as Junior Youth coordinator and church secretary. Teresa was also active in working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and was a former president of the Burris Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. To continue the celebration of her life, a reception will follow the service.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made to the Angel Marie Finn Scholarship Fund, LCCF, P.O. Box 1235, Bedford, IN 47421.

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

Rev. Bryan D. Rice

Jan. 4, 1943 — May 28, 2009

The Rev. Bryan D. Rice, 66, of Bloomington, died on Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

He had worked at Crane, Indiana University and Victor-Oolitic Stone and most recently at Otis Elevator. He was also an Army Veteran.

He along with his wife, the Rev Marlene K. Rice started the Pillar of Fire Tabernacle Church in their garage and later purchased the current church building in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife the Rev. Marlene K. (Deckard) Rice; two daughters, Marla Haymaker, Mitchell, and Cynthia Hughes, Bloomington; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Barbara Rice of Chicago, Ill. and Marilyn Starkley of Michigan City; and brother, James Rice of Michigan City.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell, Deckard & Costin, 3000 E. Third Street in Bloomington with the Rev. Dewayne Phelps officiating. Burial will follow at Cloverhill Cemetery where the Veterans Honor Guard will have military rites.

Visitation will be on Monday from noon until service time at the funeral chapel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Pillar of Fire Tabernacle Church.

Catherine L. Howell

Catherine L. Howell, 101, Franklin, formerly of Mitchell, died Thursday.

Survivors include her children, Stephen Howell, Donald Howell and Helen Connor; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center — Decatur Township. Burial will be in Floral Park Cemetery.

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

Online condolences are available at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

May 29, 2009

Edgar E. McElroy

Nov. 26, 1939 — May 29, 2009

Edgar E. McElroy, 69, passed away at 2 a.m. this morning at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Celina, Ohio, the son of Ralph and Mary (Rupert) McElroy. He married Esther Muhlenkamp on April 18, 1964, in Bryant.

He retired from the U.S. Army in 1980 and in 1995 as a programmer analyst from NSWC Crane.

He was a 1956 graduate of Celina High School in Celina, Ohio, and Vincennes University in 1982. He is a past member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. His hobbies were RV-ing and gardening. He was an avid nature lover and enjoyed his dog companion friend, Molly.

He attended Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 45 years, Esther McElroy of Bedford; one son, Bruce (Rebecca) McElroy of Greenwood; one daughter, Angela (Don) Schneider of Waverly, Ill.; four grandchildren, Noah and Jarred McElroy and Brennan and Justine Schneider; three sisters, Betty Bowersock of St. Mary’s, Ohio, Mary Lou (Melvin) Schumann of Botkins, Ohio, and Jerilyn Temple of Celina, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Jeff Hudelson and Fred Barger officiating. Cremation was chosen.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Church or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

May 28, 2009

Anna D. Haithcock

Sept. 13, 1911 — May 26, 2009

Anna D. Haithcock, 97, Bedford, died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

She was born Sept. 13, 1911, in Tate, (Pickens County) Ga., to Henry George and Nellie (Whitefield) Weaver. She married Robert Haithcock on March 20, 1928, in Jasper, Ga., and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1977.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, American Red Cross, Women’s Department Club, and AARP Chapter 1807 in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, William Dale Haithcock, Canyon Lake, Calif.; five grandchildren, including her caregiver, Barbara Haithcock; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Grace Turner, Americus, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

Several brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on June 2 at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on June 1 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church.

Gordon Jarvis

April 28, 1942 — May 24, 2009

Gordon Jarvis, 67, of Spencer, passed away Sunday at the Owen Valley Health Campus.

He was born April 28, 1942, in Mitchell, to James Madison and Mildred Angeline (Horne) Jarvis. Gordon was a 1960 graduate of Mitchell High School.

He was a Marine Veteran serving as an instructor at Quantico.

Gordon was a former member of the Noblesville Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Club 55 bowling league in Bedford, and leagues at Suburban and Classic in Bloomington. His hobbies were woodworking and horses. He had been a farrier and competitive barrel racer.

Mr. Jarvis retired in 2004 from the IU Athletic Department where he had been a groundskeeper.

Mr. Jarvis is survived by three daughters, Beth Ann Hamble of Kansas City, Mo., Kimberly (Greg) Moore of San Antonio, Texas and Meagan Berkebile-Guy of Spencer; one son, Thad (Sandy) Berkebile of Ellettsville, two brothers, Jim Jarvis of Spencer, and Charles “Huck” (Sonia) Jarvis of San Pedro, Calif.; one sister, Diana Hobbs of Mitchell; 14 grandchildren, Syerra, Cheyenne, Justice, Xavier, Millennia, Gavin, Maddie, Abby, Ashley, Emily, Hayden, Trent, Cora, and Tyler; and two great-grandchildren, Allysun, and RJ Gordon; and 20 nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sally Jarvis in 2006; and two sisters, Mary Jo Dausch and Patricia Cazee.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 pm, Thursday.

Military graveside rites and inurnment will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

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

Pearl R. Goss

Jan. 26, 1914 — May 24, 2009

Pearl Ruth Goss, 95, of Gosport, died Sunday morning at her residence.

She retired from Morgan County Hospital after 25 years as a nurse. She also worked at Gosport Nursing Home.

Survivors include a son, Glenn Savage, Plainfield; four daughters, Marlene Britton, Solsberry, Bonnie Porter, Gosport, Pat Blackwell, Bloomington, and Merry A. Cox, Bedford; 14 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday at Whitaker Funeral Home in Gosport with Henry Mann officiating. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery in Hendricksville.

May 27, 2009

Mary C. Hayes

May 29, 1909 — May 26, 2009

Mary Clara Hayes, 99, of Bedford, died peacefully in her sleep after an extensive life that allowed her to see life evolve. She began her life sleeping on feather beds, to the release of Coca-Cola, man walking on the moon and so many more. She also experienced many firsts, such as the first radio, car and airplane. She lived a life filled with many new experiences, but most importantly she lived a life serving the Lord.

Mary was the daughter of Will R. and Flora Blanche (Ramsey) Wood. She attended Erie School for her grade school up through the 6th grade. She was in the second graduating class of Shawswick High School in 1928. She went on to Bedford Business College, living with a family on 14th Street so she wouldn’t have to commute by horse and buggy during the week.

She was the first woman deputy in Lawrence County where she worked for Sheriff Lester Hayes, who would later become her father-in-law. She then worked for Charlie Allen at the abstract office in the Masonic Temple. She was laid off during the Depression, but later hired back making $10 a week. She gave the $10 to her Dad which supported the family of five along with what they raised on the farm.

Later she was hired by Dave McNabb who was the President of Bedford National Bank. Mary worked her way to the head of the bookkeeping department where she managed many people in the over 25 years of employment. She later gave up her position to stay home and care for her aging parents.

Mary always had a witty saying that could bring a smile to anyone. In her last years she would often say, “There is no shame in getting old, but it sure is unhandy.”

Mary was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church for 80 years.

Mary married Sylvester Merle Hayes in 1945 in Oakland, Calif., after a brief courtship of four months. They were married 51 years until his death. They were an inspirational couple, always holding hands and nothing but kind words for one another.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Will R. and F. Blanche Wood; her husband, S. Merle Hayes in 1997; and her sister, Wilma N. Wood, in 2004.

Surviving are her daughter, Janet (Hayes) Crane and husband Merle of Bedford; one brother, Oren “Monk” Wood and wife Mary of Buddha; three granddaughters, Jennifer Crane of Indianapolis, Julie Crane of Bedford and Jill (Crane) Willbanks and husband Frankie of Bedford.

We have been blessed to have her in our lives and she will live on in our hearts. She gave us words to live by, “I was blessed with good health and I have worked hard, those are the reasons I have reached this age. The Good Lord has been at my side constantly.”

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lindy Hopkins and the Rev. Dr. Ted Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the Erie Church Cemetery.

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

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

Carolene L. Learned

May 22, 1937 — May 23, 2009

Carolene L. Learned, 72, Bushnell, Ill., died at 6:02 p.m. Saturday at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill.

Survivors include her husband, Glenn Learned of Bushnell; three daughters, Sharon K. Suominen, Galesburg, Ill., Karen M. Windhausen, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Carol J. Learned, Smithfield, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one halfbrother, Junior Ridge, Forth Worth, Texas; and four sisters, Betty Jean Nelson, Colchester, Ill., Nancy Weaver, Augusta, Ill., Annette Morgan, Macob, Ill., and Phyllis Nourie, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Ill., with Pastor Doug Sopher officiating. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rance L. Deckard

June 20, 1925 — May 23, 2009

Rance Lowell Deckard, 83, of Berrien Center, Mich., passed away Saturday at Lakeland Long Term Care following an illness.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Pioneer Memorial Church with Pastor Arne Swanson officiating where friends visited with the family an hour prior to service time. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka. Friends may also sign the register book at www.legacyfuneral.com. Legacy Family Funeral Service — Matthew R. Purchase Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Rance was born on June 20, 1925, in Bedford, to Raymond and Nadine (Sears) Deckard. On April 18, 1946, in Bedford he married Corine Anderson who survives.

Rance served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a dedicated educator and principal receiving his education from Emanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University) and Michigan State University with a degree in English Literature. He had taught at E.P. Clarke School in St. Joseph, at Bacon School in Scottdale and was a principal in the Benton Harbor school system.

Rance was a licensed private pilot and also enjoyed flying radio controlled planes as a hobby. He had a fondness for nature and especially loved poetry and literature. He was a member of the Pioneer Memorial Church and the Michigan Teacher’s Association.

In addition to his loving wife, Rance is survived by one daughter, Marci Sears of Mishawaka; one son, Joseph (Rhen Adamson) Deckard of Hood River, Ore.; one sister, Esther Scott of Kentucky; two brothers; Bill of Lafayette, and Raymond of Bedford; one granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Sears of Mishawaka; and a great-grandson, Jackson Evan Sears.

Rance was preceded in death by two brothers, Mansel and Kenneth; one sister, Helen Hobough; and a grandson, Evan J. Sears in August of 1999.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Andrews University Scholarship Fund.

Harold E. Silvers

June 6, 1936 — May 24, 2009

Harold E. “Chief” Silvers, 72, of 1211 West 2nd Street, Bloomington, passed away peacefully on Sunday of cancer at his home in Bloomington.

Born June 6, 1936 in Burnside, Ky., he was the oldest son of Frank O. and Eva K. Silvers. He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator in Bloomington and prior to his employment at Otis he worked at Indiana Limestone and 4-R Quarries along side his dad and brother. He married Shay Jean Roberts on Feb. 2, 1957, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Silvers, Kirkman) Coleman and her husband Dan and grandson Bradley Joe Kirkman all of Atlanta, Ga.; his son Dwayne Silvers and his wife Jody and their children and grandchildren of Decatur, Illinois. Also surviving are two brothers and four sisters and their families: Billy and Jeanette Silvers, Jack and Marsha Silvers all of Bedford, Elizabeth Stigall of Somerset, Ky., Edna Padgett of Springville/Owensburg, Linda and Steve Burrows of Everett, Washington, and Rose E. Kimmel of Springville/Harrodsburg; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, two brothers-in-law, Ernest Stigall and Wilkie Padgett.

It was his wish not to have public visitation or funeral services. A private family memorial will be planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers it was Harold’s request that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice Care group of Bloomington Hospital. Memorial contributions can be mailed to Bloomington Hospital Foundation c/o Hospice P.O. Box 2267 Dept. No. 1149 Bloomington, IN 47402-9988.

Day & Carter Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Harold E. “Chief” Silvers at www.daycarter.com.

May 26, 2009

Dorothy J. Philpot

April 8, 1932 — May 25, 2009

Dorothy Jean (Reynolds) Philpot, 77, of 197 Hilltop Drive, Bedford, went to be with her Lord at 1:15 a.m. on Monday surrounded by her family.

She was born on Patton Hill on April 8, 1932, the daughter of James and Minnie (Patton) Reynolds.

She was an active member of the Women of the Moose Lodge in Bedford and the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 1686 in Oolitic. She enjoyed playing bingo and she attended church at Holy Ridge in Needmore.

Survivors included three sisters, Lina McPherson and husband Jim of Williams, Dolly Gaddy of North Carolina and Ruby Parenti of Patton Hill; one son, Michael R. Hayes of Bedford; two daughters, Bonnie Moser and husband Bob of Heltonville, Loretta Dotts and husband Tim of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Kim Reynolds, Robert Moser, Michael Hayes Jr., Toby Hayes, David Hayes and Alissa Shoults; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Milford, Morris (Sparky), Noble, Thomas and James Reynolds; four sisters, Juanita Atteberry, Marie Boeck, Josephine Farris and Mildred Wood.

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

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

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

Pauline E. Tackett

Aug. 9, 1918 — May 23, 2009

Pauline E. Tackett, 90, Huron, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 9, 1918, in Orange County, she was the daughter of John D. and Amanda E. (Jones) Toliver. She married Menlo Tackett March 27, 1937, and he preceded her in death July 23, 1987.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio and Television and retired from Stone City Products. Pauline graduated from West Baden Springs High School and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church and the WTK Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara L. Mundy of Mitchell; son, Larry R. Tackett of Huron; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ruby Pruett of Mitchell, Evelyn Toliver of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Jewell Hodges of Sellersburg.

Her parents; husband; son, John F. Tackett; sisters, Lucille Tandy and Maggie Albright; brothers, Rex, Roy, and infant Kenneth Toliver; and a granddaughter, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

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

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

Ralph ‘Bud’ Earl

June 22, 1926 — May 23, 2009

Ralph “Bud” Earl, 82, Lawrenceport, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 22, 1926, in Lawrenceport, he was the son of William and Lillie Mae (McNeely) Earl Jr. He married Catherine Marie Pruett July 30, 1949.

He retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a former member of the Lawrenceport United Methodist Church. He had a keen interest in motorcycles.

Bud was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Marie Earl, Lawrenceport; nieces, Carla Anderson and Carol Prince; and nephew, Jeremy Grissom.

His parents and brother, Joseph Franklin Earl (1976), preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Lawenceport 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 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Harold E. Silvers

June 6, 1936 — May 24, 2009

Harold E. “Chief” Silvers, 72, of 1211 West 2nd Street Bloomington, died Sunday at his residence.

He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator in Bloomington, and prior to his employment at Otis, he worked at Indiana Limestone and 4-R Quarries.

Survivors include his daughter, Debbie (Silvers, Kirkman) Coleman; his son Dwayne Silvers; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters and their families, Billy Silvers, Jack Silvers, both of Bedford, Elizabeth Stigall, Somerset, Ky, Edna Padgett, Springville/Owensburg, Linda Burrows, Everett, Washington, and Rose E. Kimmel, Springville/Harrodsburg; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions be made to the Hospice Care group of Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington Hospital Foundation c/o Hospice, P.O. Box 2267 Dept. No. 1149 Bloomington, IN 47402-9988.

Day & Carter Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Katherine E. Abel

Sept. 29, 1984 — May 23, 2009

Katherine Elizabeth Abel, 24, Terre Haute, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.

She was born Sept. 29, 1984, at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Survivors include her mother, Janice Holt and companion Harvy Thompson of Kent, Wash.; two brothers, Eli and Sara Eaton and baby Tristan of New Whiteland, and Josh Holt and Crystal Brooks and their children, Kyla, Alexis, and Trevor of Mitchell; stepsister, Hannah Tedrow of Salem; stepbrother, Aaron Tedrow of Salem; maternal grandfather, Earl Holt of Shoals; step-grandfather, Herman Tedrow of Shoals; two aunts, Juanita and Michael Moffitt and sons of Shoals, and Carol Abel and family of Dover Hill; uncles, David and Keith Holt of Shoals, Marlin and Rose Holt of Portage, and their family; Debbie and Joe Nolan and family, and Cindy Holt of Kentucky; and many cousins.

Memorial services will be at a later date

David C. McBride

Aug. 25, 1928 — May 23, 2009

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli for David C. McBride, 80, Paoli, who died Saturday at his residence.

He was a mechanic at Radcliff & Berry, the state highway department, and Orange County Solid Waste District. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Margie McBride, Paoli; two sons, Terrence McBride, Clearwater, S.C., and David McBride Jr., Bedford; two daughters, Geri Smith, Paoli, and Susan Wyatt, Bedford; three brothers, Irvin McBride and Harvey McBride, both of Paoli, and Alonzo McBride, Tennyson; one sister, Sudie Tolbert, Millersburg; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

May 24, 2009

Ellen G. ‘Tootie’ Emmons

July 4, 1940 — May 22, 2009

Ellen G. “Tootie” Emmons of Bloomington passed away at Garden Villa Health Care Center on Friday, May 22, 2009, at the age of 68.

Ellen was born to Charles Smith and Ester (Mullis) Smith on July 4, 1940, in Bloomington. She worked at RCA and also at Sarkes-Tarzian, but mostly was a homemaker taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester Smith; son, Samuel Ray Littell and infant daughter Tina Littell.

Ellen is survived by her daughters, Tammy Swafford of Bloomington and Debbie Bannister of North Vernon; father, Charles Smith of Bloomington; siblings, Paul Jack Swafford of Bedford, Dennis Swafford of Greene County, Connie Robison (Dan) of Bedford, Bonnie Halton (Mike) of Spencer, Phillip Smith (Jody) of Ellettsville, Gary Smith (Carolyn) of Bloomington, and Teresa Deppe (Tim) of Bloomington; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Burial is to follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

James Scott Polk

Feb. 13, 1951 — May 22, 2009

James Scott Polk, 58, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence.

Survivors include his mother, Nellie, of Bedford; three daughters, Kelly Lawyer, Ashley Polk and Shayna Polk, all of Bedford; a son, Matthew Anderson; and a brother, Kenneth Polk.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dive Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

May 23, 2009

Jessie Canada

May 14, 1924 — May 21, 2009

Jessie Canada, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:50 p.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

Born May 14, 1924, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of James and Netha (Carrender) Canada. He married Velma Hardwick in June of 1947.

He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Navy and of the Protestant faith. He had worked as a press operator for Lear Seigler and as a security guard for Bandy Coal Company.

Survivors include five daughters, Sue Strunk and husband Sam, and Janet Ritchey and husband Claude, all of Bedford, Mary Morrow and husband Cecil, and Debra Richardson and husband Clark, all of Monticello, Ky., and Teresa Meadows and husband Ken of Larville; two sons, Farrell Canada and wife Shelly of Bronston, Ky., Mark Canada and friend Connie of Somerset, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, Stacy Strunk and wife Mandy, Beverly West and husband Ben, Teddy Morrow and wife Brenda, Kristie Strauser and husband Joe, Brian Morrow and wife Cindy, Sarah Canada, Jason Ritchey, Shannon Phillips and wife Tabatha, Derick Phillips, Josh Canada, Kenny and Garrett Meadows; two step grandchildren, Alex (Michael) Bray and John Fryman; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Tyler Morrow and Liberty Strauser; and one step-great-grandchild, Amanda West.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Luchen, Ernest, Hurstle (Al), Edward, Gilbert, Joe, Luther, Milton, Charlie, and Lloyd; and two sisters, Luta New and Lula Roberts.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

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

Albert W. Miller

Albert W. Miller, Bedford native and graduate of Bedford High School, died at his home in Hermann, Mo., on May 16. Miller’s death at 91 ended a commercial and fine arts career which spanned more than five decades. A Guggenheim Scholar, Miller lived and studied in Europe and was a graduate of the John Herron School of Art and the University of Illinois, where he also taught for five years.

Miller’s artwork included non-objective, realistic and abstract styles applied to portraiture, landscape, still life, and figure painting. His media included oil, acrylic, watercolor, and collage. During his long career, he operated his own art school in Cincinnati and had gallery representation in New York and throughout the country. A locally-famous painting, The Old Swimming Hole, depicted the blue-green swimming enjoyment of an abandoned stone quarry near Bedford. The painting was commissioned by and presented to the Indiana Limestone Company and hung in their corporate office for two decades.

Miller designed office buildings, a medical arts building, and more than a dozen homes, including his contemporary home in Missouri which was designed to fit into a 120-foot limestone cliff in the Ozarks. His designs were also used by NASA for the nation’s first satellite, by the US Navy for portions of the first Nautilus submarines, and by Volkswagon in their advertising campaign in the US. Miller also served as a partner in Motivation Dynamics, a Chicago advertising firm.

Miller was the son of Albert W. and Laura Jane Miller, who resided on south H Street in Bedford for over 50 years together. He is survived by his wife, Sidney and his son Albert (Jan) Miller of West Chester, Ohio; a brother Robert Miller of Florida; and by grandsons, Steve Miller of Loveland, Ohio, and Chris Miller of Gurnee, Ill; and four great-grandchildren.

May 22, 2009

William K. Brown

May 10, 1973 — May 18, 2009

William K. Brown, 36, of Bedford, died Monday in Bedford.

Born May 10, 1973, in Bedford, he was the son of John R. Brown Jr. and Linda L. (Stewart) Brown.

He was a police officer with the Bedford Police Dept.

Survivors include his parents of Bedford; six siblings, Mark W. Ingle and wife Peggy of Springville, Lori Cleveland and husband John of Jeffersonville, Jeff Ingle and wife, Barbara of Bedford, Judith Wright of Switz City, John Roy Brown of Fairborn, Ohio, Jerry Brown and wife Linda of Red Oak, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lenza W. and Dorothy F. Stewart; and his paternal grandparents, John R. and Mary M. Brown.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Switz City Cemetery with Chaplain Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ivan Godsey

Aug. 3, 1935 — May 21, 2009

Ivan Godsey, 73, of Bedford died at 5:50 p.m. on Thursday at the Core Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Aug. 3, 1935, in Greene County, he was the son of Milford H. and Abbie E. (Neely) Godsey. He married Wilma Reynolds on Aug. 25, 1961, and she survives.

He was retired from Extruded Alloy in Bedford and had worked with the Salvation Army and was a member of the church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife, Wilma, of Bedford; are two daughters, Connie Edwards and husband Jim, and Rebecca Hayes and husband Jeff, all of Bedford; one son, Ira Godsey and wife Roxanne of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Alma Bottorff of Bedford and Artie Workman of Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Beckam, Hurstle, Hobart, Robert, Lowell Gilbert (in infancy) and Oliver Godsey; and four sisters, Zelma Rainbolt, Dorothy Hall, Ruby Adkins and Elsie Banks.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

Pallbearers are David, Albert, Brian and Bob Reynolds, Kenny Banks and Denny Godsey and an honorary pallbearer, Mike Elliott.

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

Jessie Canada

Jessie Canada, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:50 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 21, 2009

Clinton D. White

Dec. 10, 1935 — May 19, 2009

Clinton Dale White, 73, Mitchell, died at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday at the Core Nursing Center in Bedford.

He was a stone mill worker and a tree trimmer.

Survivors include three sons, Larry White, Paoli, and Ricki White and Bill White, both of Mitchell; three daughters, Sharon Sanders and Vickie Flick, both of Mitchell, and Gaile Flick, French Lick; one sister, Bonnie Milligan, Paoli; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bethel Cemetery west of Orleans with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow.

There will be no visitation.

Online condolences are available at www.ochstetrick.net.

The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of the arrangements.

May 20, 2009

Kathryn R. Tucker

Jan. 9, 1980 — May 18, 2009

Kathryn R. Minton Tucker, 29, 1051 Trinton Circle, Bedford, died Monday at her residence.

Born Jan. 9, 1980, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jefferson D. and Karen (Stockdale) Minton. She was first married to Shawn Baker and secondly to Ronald Tucker.

She was a waitress at Mamma’s Restaurant.

She had attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Tucker of Alvin, Texas; two daughters, Kaitlyn Tegarden, at home, and MacKenzie Baker at home; her mother and stepfather, Karen and Brad Love of Bedford; her father and stepmother, Jefferson and Debbie Minton of Oolitic; two brothers, Brock Minton of Orleans and Jake Minton of Mitchell; one halfbrother, Landon Minton of Bedford; two stepbrothers, Chris Luttrell of Oolitic and Chad Luttrell of Bedford; one stepsister, Misty Smith of Oolitic; maternal grandmother, Patsy Stockdale of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Martha Reynolds and husband Jerry of Mitchell; stepgrandparents, Joe and LaQuita (Luckie) Jennings, Bedford; two uncles, Jerry Stockdale of Bedford and Mark Minton of Dubois; and two aunts, Mitzi Burks of Bedford and Elizabeth Fields of Cannelburg.

She was preceded in death by both grandfathers, Gerald Stockdale and Bill Minton.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

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

Raymond L. Hannum

Nov. 20, 1927 — May 19, 2009

Raymond L. Hannum, 81, Columbus, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Marco, the son of Charles W. and Edna Mae (Smith) Hannum. He married Marguerite “Marge” (Viers) Hannum, on May 6, 1949, in Bedford, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 1991.

He was a South Central Indiana Supervisor for Public Service Indiana for 41 years, retiring in 1989. He as a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 20 F&AM, American Legion, Columbus Moose, Elks Club in Florida, and Columbus Senior Citizens Center, where he loved to play Euchre. He also loved golf, fishing and NASCAR.

Survivors include daughters, Diana (Bruce) Nolting of Hope, Sandra Abney of Columbus, Lisa (Todd) Burton, Piedmont, S.C., and Angela Jones of Columbus; brohters, Robert (Eleanor) Hannum of Columbus, Loren (Margy) Hannum of Morgantown, and Roger (Vickie) Hannum of Rawlings, Wyo.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one brother, Charles Warren Hannum.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Myers-Reed Chapel in Columbus, with Pastor Patrick Galligar officiating. Military rites will be accorded following the service at the funeral home by members of the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Private committal services will be Saturday at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.


Harold L. Crane

Aug. 23, 1932 — May 17, 2009

Harold L. Crane, 76, of 185 Anderson Road, Bedford, died at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington.

Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Martin County, he was the son of John and Juanita Crane. He married Linda L. (Mitchell) Hupp in September 1987, and she survives.

He was a barber in Fayetteville for 45 years and had driven a school bus for 27 years.

He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, NRA and was a charter member of the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving with his wife, Linda; are two daughters, Holly Page and husband Scott of Greenwood, and Gaylynn Breighner and husband Drew of Hanover, Pa.; one son, Michael Crane and wife Julie of Bedford; two stepsons, Darren Hupp of Bedford and Timothy Hupp and companion Tosha York of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Jessie and Jeanna Page, Nathan and Jacob Breighner, Zach and Isaac Crane; four stepgrandchildren, Cloee, Connor and Thomas Hupp, Brentyn York; one brother, Larry Crane and wife Pat of Anaheim, Calif.; one sister of Trinity Springs; several nieces and nephews; and his hunting and fishing buddy, Chad Ritter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard; a sister and a son (both in infancy); and a grandson, Jonathon Page.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman and Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers are Zach Crane, Isaac Crane, Joshua Page, Scott Page, Darren Hupp, Timmy Hupp, Chad Ritter and Drew Breighner. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown, 36, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

May 19, 2009

Kenneth S. Miller

April 7, 1952 — May 15, 2009

Kenneth S. Miller, 57, Bedford, died at 10:17 p.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 7, 1932, in Sassafras, Ky., he was the son of Sherrill and Elaine (McIntosh) Miller. He married Mary Ann Eppinger in Louisville, and she survives.

He was an electrical engineer at Crane. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville.

He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Mary Ann Miller of Bedford; are two sons, Justin Miller of Indianapolis and Adam Miller of Bloomington; three grandchildren; his mother, Elaine Miller of Orange Beach, Ala., and one sister, Patricia Miller-Kelly of Orange Beach, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial services will be at a later date.

Edith C. Eads

Feb. 23, 1945 — May 18, 2009

Edith Caranne Eads, 64, of Smithville, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a retired factory worker and caregiver.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Eads, Smithville; one daughter, Carol L. Eads, Bloomington; two grandchildren; four children she cared for, Ana DeLong of Evanston, Ill., and Eli Scott, Suzanna Scott and Hadleigh Scott, all of Heltonville; two sisters, Vivian Hoyme, Rockville, Md., and Velda Fisher of Greene County; and three brothers, Fred Sparks, Orleans and Homer Sparks and Jim Sparks, Bloomington.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

May 18, 2009

Herman Davis

June 18, 1914 — May 16, 2009

Herman Davis, 94, Mitchell, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born June 18, 1914, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Isom and Lenna Mae (Burton) Davis. He married Violet Mae Grunden Dec. 4, 1941, and she preceded him in death Dec. 29, 1995.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works as an electrician in 1977. He was a 50-year member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Herman owned race tracks in Evansville and Mitchell and was the founder of the Midway Moto Cross track. He was an avid motorcyclist.

Surviving are sons, Roger (Judy) Davis, and Danny Davis, all of Mitchell; daughters, Nancy Ley and Diane Davis, both of Mitchell; companion, Janet Love, Mitchell; grandchildren, Lenna (Kevin) Brock, Mitchell, Leisha (Darryl) Terrell, Paoli, Jolynn (Scott) Wade, Mitchell, Chad Ley, Bloomington, Steve (Tonya) Davis, Mitchell, Stephenie Davis, Bedford, Mark Bryant, Mitchell, and Marci (Kurt) Ramey, Mitchell; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Alice Karr, Mitchell; and brother, Beverly Davis, Bedford.

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Roger Davis officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

A Masonic Memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Honorary Casketbearer: Chad Ley

Casketbearers: Darryl Terrell, Kevin Brock, Scott Wade, Shea Brock, Steve Davis and Danny Pridemore.

Memorial Gifts: American Heart Association.

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

Judith A. Mitchell

Oct. 6, 1939 — May 17, 2009

Judith A. Mitchell, 69, of 4544 State Road 158, Bedford, died Sunday at her residence.

Born Oct. 6, 1939 in Bloomfield, she was the daughter of Vernon Dobson and Alice (Strauser) Dobson. She married Bud Mitchell on Nov.22, 1962, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, Bud of Bedford; is her mother, Alice (Strauser) Dobson of Bedford; two daughters, Cyndi Coldren of South Carolina and Leslie Mitchell of Bedford; four grandchildren, Allison and Sharayah Sweigart, and Delaney and Kylie Coldren; two brothers, Larry Dobson of Solsberry and Leonard Dobson of the Philippines; one sister, Opal Hamlin of Bloomfield, and two sons-in-law, Dave Coldren and Jerry Sweigart.

She was preceded in death by her father, her first husband, Bill Kirk; and one daughter, Vicki Kirk.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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

Bernard L. Bryant

April 25, 1935 — May 14, 2009

Bernard L. Bryant, 74, 11130 Sand Trap Drive, Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Indiana, died Thursday in Port Richey, Fla.

He was retired as director of marketing in automotive manufacturing.

Survivors included his wife, Janet of Port Richey, Fla.; five sons, Steven, Kenneth, David, Timothy and Raymond Bryant; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at the Bryantsville Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Bryantsville Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled. The family asks that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Feed the Children charity.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Myrtle I. Kenyon

Aug. 8, 1922 — May 16, 2009

Myrtle I. Kenyon, 86, Mitchell, formerly of Salem, died at 9:27 a.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

She was formerly employed by Gospel Trumpet in Anderson, Four Points Grocery and Fiesta Discount House in Salem.

Survivors include a son, Neil Edward Kenyon, French Lick; a daughter, Beverly Deaton, Mitchell; a sister, Lillie Engle, New Albany; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem with Anthony Moore and Neil Kenyon officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

May 17, 2009


Margaret Orman

March 7, 1942 — May 14, 2009

Margaret Orman, 67, of Rising Sun, Indiana, and formerly of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2009, at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was born in Lafayette on March 7, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Beulah McIntire Ruch.

She was married to Ray Orman on June 20, 1962, and he preceded her in death July 4, 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte Hensley and her husband, Jody, of Rising Sun and Greta Glotzbach and her husband, Kelly, of Mitchell; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandson; one brother, Chuck (Trudy) Ruch of Peoria, Illinois; and two sisters, Nancy Lakin and Sue (Jerry) Ray, both of Bedford.

Mrs. Orman was a 1960 graduate of Shawswick High School in Lawrence County and received her BA degree from Purdue University.

She had done substitute teaching in the Jac-Cen-Del and South Ripley schools. In 1981 she became a loan specialist and supervisor for the FHA, retiring in 2003.

She was a member of the Indiana Shorthorn Association and Shorthorn Lassies, and was a longtime leader with the Hassmer Hilltoppers 4-H club.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 18th, at 1 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles, with Bobby Brook officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery near Versailles.

Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Memorials may be given to the Indiana 4-H Foundation or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

May 15, 2009

John W. Bratton

March 24, 1933 – May 13, 2009

John W. Bratton, 76, Shoals, died at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born March 24, 1933, in Martin County, he was the son of Elkanah P. and Mabel (Girdley) Bratton. He married Shirley Brassine on June 1, 1957, in Shoals and she survives.

He was retired from Summit & Evans Stone Mill as a stone carver.

He was a member of the White River Masonic Lodge No. 332 F&AM, the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61, the Shoals Hanson McFee Post No. 8589 of the VFW, and served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife, Shirley, of Shoals; are three daughters, Sherry Seals and husband Larry and Cathy Seals and husband Dennis, all of Loogootee, and Carrie Gabhart and husband John of Trinity Springs; one son, John W. Bratton II of Shoals; seven granddaughters, Jill Lake, Tiffany Veilleux, Amber Gilbertson (Derek), Courtney Berkle (Robbie), Emily Bratton, Natalie Gibson and Jenna Gibson; two grandsons, Dustin Seals and Derek Conklin; eight great-grandsons, Tyler, Skyler, and Elija Veilleux, Wyatt Sipes, Zane and Remmington Lake, Brody Gilbertson, and Cale Gibson; two stepgrandsons, Dustin and Brandon Gabhart; two great-granddaughters, Caitlin Veilleux and Bailye Bratton; and three step-great-grandchildren, Gage, Greta and Hallee Gabhart; two brothers, Joe Bratton and wife Linda and Harley Bratton and wife Barbara, all of Trinity Springs; two sisters, Jane Holt and husband Dennis of Henryville, and Margaret Bailey of Speedway; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Bratton; brothers, Lucien and Frank Bratton; and three sisters, Flossie Geraldine Bratton, Pauline Bratton, and Sue Rehl.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dover Hill Christian Union Church. Burial will follow with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

May 14, 2009

Marilyn E. Bottles

Sept. 1, 1927 — May 12, 2009

Marilyn Esther Bottles, 81, Mitchell, died at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Sept. 1, 1927 in Holyoke, Mass., to Hollis Kimberly King and Esther Louise Davis. She graduated from Holyoke Nursing School in 1949. She was licensed as an RN in Massachusetts, South Carolina and Indiana.

She married Joseph Bottles on Oct. 18, 1968, in Charleston, S.C. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service. They settled in Mitchell in 1977.

Surviving family members include her husband, Joseph Bottles of Mitchell; a sister, Jean Elizabeth Huffines of Charleston, S.C.; two sons, John K. Bottles of Holyoke, Mass. and Glen A. Bottles of Holyoke, Mass.; two daughters, Kathy E. Bodkin of Mitchell and Cynthia L. Norton of Cincinnati, Ohio, and five grandchildren, Deidra Bodkin, Emma Norton, Hannah Norton, GlenAllen J. Bottles and Aimee Bottles.

There will be no viewing or funeral service

Contributions can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Virginia H. Compton

Aug. 2, 1921 — May 12, 2009

Virginia H. Compton, 87, Paoli, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include four sons, Howard Compton, Larry Compton, and Ronnie Compton, all of Paoli, and Jim Compton of French Lick; nine daughters, Tris Tuell, French Lick, Karen Henson, West Baden Springs, Barbara Phillips, Janie Compton and Lori Compton, all of Paoli, Margie Morgan, Bedford, Sandy Asbery and Tammy Boles, both of Orleans, and Judy Bundy of Ohio; and 31 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Kemple Funeral Home with John Harkness officiating. Burial will be in the old Baptist Cemetery in West Baden.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Rose Buchanan

Sept. 9, 1917 — May 13, 2009

Rose Buchanan, 91, Bloomington, a Bedford native, died Wednesday morning at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington.

Rose worked for Leonard’s Laundry & Dry Cleaners and later for the Bloomington Housing Authority, from where she retired.

Survivors include her brother, Jerry Blackburn of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Day Funeral Home with Rev. Helen Enari officiating. Burial will take place at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.

Lottie G. Page

Mar. 21, 1927 — May 12, 2009

Lottie Grace Page, 82, of Bloomington, died Tuesday at the Monroe Hospital.

She worked for RCA, Sarkes Tarzian and Indiana University

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Parker, Ellettsville; sons, Berlin Smith, Bloomington, Dean Smith, Paragon, and Jimmy Smith, Bloomington; her sisters, Pearl Blake, Smithville, Emma Axom, Columbus, Resa Sowders, Springville and Sue Scroggins, Bedford; and brother, Thomas East, Norman; 29 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Day Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Stidd officiating. Burial will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today from 4-8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

May 13, 2009

Lillian Browning

Oct. 18, 1915 — May 12, 2009

Lillian Henderson Browning, 93, Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 18, 1915, in East Oolitic, she was the daughter of Winford and Alice (Hornback) George. She married Charles Henderson and he preceded her in death. She then married Gary Browning, who also preceded her in death in 1980.

She was a homemaker. She attended East Oolitic School and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include four sons, Orville “Bud” Henderson of Mitchell, Doyle “Dick” Henderson of Bedford, Darrell Henderson of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Wilson Henderson of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Alice Root and Norma Miller; two grandchildren; five brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Esther F. Franklin

Nov. 4, 1934 — May 11, 2009

Esther Faye Franklin, 74, of 801 W. Allen Street, Ellettsville, died at 2:45 p.m. on Monday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Ryan, Springville, Debbie LaLonde, Bluesprings, Mo., and Paula (Franklin) Silvers, Bedford; three sons, Donald Franklin and Jeff Franklin, both of Springville, and Randy Franklin, Solsberry; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gerald Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Methodist Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Bobby J. Welch

Aug. 27, 1925 — May 10, 2009

Bobby J. Welch, 83, English, died at 4:58 p.m. Sunday at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

He was a retired construction worker, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a Prisoner of War.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald B. Welch, Bedford, and Bobby D. Welch and Barry L. Welch, both of English; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Barkley, Huntingburg.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli with Pastor Dave Lochbihler officiating. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery in Milltown.

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

May 12, 2009

Jerry L. Marker

July 16, 1968 — May 9, 2009

Jerry L. Marker, 40, of Solsberry, died Saturday from a traffic accident on State Road 43.

He was born on July 16, 1968, in Monroe County, the son of Leroy and Bonnie (Hawkins) Marker Sample. He was an employee of Vectren Energy Co. in Bloomington. He previously worked for Sassafras Apartments and Meadow Park Apartments.

Survivors include his three children, Christina Lynn Marker, Solsberry, and Jeremy Lee Marker and Samantha Marker, both of Springville; his mother, Bonnie Sample, Gosport; four brothers, Gary Marker, Gosport, Randy Marker, Ellettsville, Leroy Marker, Spencer and Dennis Warthan, Solsberry; four nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Prayer on Hartstrait Road near Ellettsville with the Rev. Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at the family cemetery on Mount Carmel Road near Gosport. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37 and at the church on Wednesday one hour preceding the services.

May 11, 2009

Debra L. Blackburn

April 22, 1958 — May 9, 2009

Debra Lynn Blackburn, 51, Oolitic, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at her parents’ residence.

She was born April 22, 1958, in Bedford, the daughter of Larry and Phyllis (Robbins) England. She married John K. Blackburn on May 24, 1977, and he survives.

She worked for years as a long-distance operator for AT&T and later in the dental offices of Roger England DDS and Mark Sills, DDS, both in Oolitic.

She was a 1976 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She was a member of Grace Full Gospel Church of Bedford and also attended Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg. She loved to sew and do needlework and garden.

Surviving with her husband, John K. Blackburn of Oolitic; are her parents, Larry and Phyllis England of Springville; one brother, Michael England (Julie) Springville; one niece, Amber England, Bedford; one nephew, Jesse England, Springville; two great-nephews, Ethan Ridge and Ryder England; a brother-in-law, Robert L. Blackburn (Susie) of Indianapolis; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford with Brother Brent O’Neal and Brother Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donna M. Whitner

April 17, 1934 — May 8, 2009

Donna M. Whitner, 75, Bedford, died at 4:30 p.m. at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born April 17, 1934, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Raymond and Ruth Evelyn (Ellingsworth) Oard.

She was a cashier for Mill’s Market in Bedford for seven years, retiring in October of 1996.

She was a graduate of Valley High School, West Terre Haute. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene and was a former coordinator for Lawrence County American Red Cross.

Survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Ann Whitner Flynn (Gary) of Springville; two sons, Jeff Whitner (Judy) of Bloomington, and John Whitner (Valena) Bedford; seven grandchildren, Tyler W. Flynn (Jennifer), Ryan E. Flynn, Jason Johnson (Jessica), Amanda Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Stacey Finney and Nichole Whitner; six great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandson, Steven Whitner on Feb. 29, 2004.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Patricia R. Martin

Sept. 3, 1935 — May 10, 2009

Patricia R. “Pat” Martin, 73, Heltonville, went to be with her Lord, Sunday (Mother’s Day) at 2:02 a.m.

She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Champaign, Ill., to Robert W. and Lora L. (McDonie) Lipscomb. She married Wesley A. Martin in 1951.

She was a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church and worked at RCA for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, Wesley; one daughter, Cheryl “Sherry” Todd and husband Tony of Heltonville; two brothers, Adrian Lipscomb and wife Jane of Champaign, Ill, and David Lipscomb and wife Phyllis of Heltonville; two sisters, Phyllis Janes and husband Bruce, and Karen Fleetwood and husband Dean, all of Heltonville; three grandchildren, Patrick Todd and wife Kristy of Camby, and Lacey Russell and husband Tony, and Casey Todd and wife Jessica, all of Heltonville; and eight great-grandchildren, Aralynn and Bryleigh Todd of Camby, Drew Bailey, Michael Brittany and Savannah Russell, and Jenna and Cody Todd, all of Heltonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steven A. Martin (1971); three brothers, Robert, Willard and Donald Lipscomb; four sisters, Margaret Eddington, and Rozella, Wilma and Jean Lipscomb.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with the Rev. James Stevens and Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be: Drew Bailey, Patrick, Casey and Tony Todd, Steve Blackwell and Tony Russell.

Joseph R. ‘Bob’ Yaney

April 15, 1932 — May 8, 2009

Joseph Robert “Bob” Yaney, 77, passed away at 4:06 p.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born on April 15, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William F. Yaney and Lela (Thurman) Yaney. He married Shirley Grogan on October 14, 1950 and she survives.

He retired as a welder from Brunners Engineering, was a member of the Judah Church of Christ where he was song leader for 36 years and was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife, Shirley of Bedford; are one son, Rick Joe Yaney and wife Inez of Bedford; two daughters: Sherry Ann McIntosh and husband Doug of Bedford and Lela Renee O’Bannon and husband John of Owensburg; one stepdaughter, Gaye Ann Conner of Springville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven-step-great-grandchildren; one niece, Bonnie Kay Rudd of Montana; one nephew, Buddy Yaney of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one sister-in-law: Erma Yaney of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Judah Church of Christ with Brother Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery with military rites accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joseph Robert “Bob” Yaney at: www.daycarter.com.

Clarence C. Poole

Feb. 25, 1925 — May 8, 2009

Clarence C. Poole, 84, of State Road 54 West, Springville, passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Friday at the Garden Villa Nursing Facility.

Born on Feb. 25, 1925, in Simpson County, Ky., he was the son of Walter Poole and Josephine (Summers) Poole. He married Nanna Eldridge on May 10, 1972 and she survives.

He retired as a tool and die maker at Crane NWSC; was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca, a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 14 and a World War II Navy Veteran, where he served on the USS Atlanta.

Surviving with his wife, Nanna of Springville; are three daughters, Renee Quinn and husband John of Bedford, Suzanne Walker and husband Bob of Bedford, and Glenda Staley and husband Jim of Oolitic; five sons, Steven Poole and wife Patricia of Bedford, Greg Poole and wife Cathy of Florida, Ronnie Prince and wife Sandy, Wayne Prince and wife Debbie all of Bedford, and Larry Prince of Patriot; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David; and two sisters, Ruby Hellamuth and Hazel Fisher.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Pentecostal Church Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

Michael W. Gregory

Oct. 1, 1952 — May 9, 2009

Michael Wayne Gregory, 56, of Bedford, died at 2 a.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Born October 1, 1952, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Howard and Dodie (Albertson) Gregory. He married Denise Gregory in 1998.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Vietnam War and was disabled.

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Gregory of Charleston, S.C. and Michaela Gregory of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Jeremy Teagarten of Bedford; four brothers, David Joe Gregory of Mitchell, Jeff Roberts of Scottsburg, Brian Roberts of Buddha and Doyne Gregory of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Debbie Gregory of Kansas City, Mo.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Darrell Gregory; and his grandparents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery near Cambellsburg, with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the St. Mary’s Select Hospital.

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

May 10, 2009

Hobert A. ‘Ag’ Brock

Aug. 23, 1923 — May 8, 2009

Hobert A. “Ag” Brock, age 85, passed away peacefully at his residence in Trafalgar on Friday afternoon, May 8, 2009. At his side, was his loving wife of sixty-five years, Lillie Mae (Seal) Brock, whom Ag married on October 27, 1943, in Morgantown.

He was born August 23, 1923, in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Sim France and Virgie (Simpson) Brock.

Ag will be remembered and cherished by his children: Inez “Sis” and her husband Buckey Walters of Trafalgar, LaVerne and her husband Ronnie Mays of Shelbyville, Lillie Perry of Bedford, Herbert Brock of Gosport, Roger and his wife Tammy Brock of Brown County, Fred and his wife Karen Brock of Brown County, Ronald Brock of Trafalgar, Troy Brock of Brown County and Hubert and his wife Beverly of Martinsville. He will be missed by his four sisters and two brothers: Irene Moore of Bargersville, Lottie Collins of Brown County, Beulah Hatfield of Modesto, Ca., Doris Arnold of Brown County, Lester Brock and Sim Brock, both of Brown County. Ag was an inspiration to his thirty-three grandchildren and several great- and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Nellie Joe Brock and Jewel Brock; four brothers, Rufus, Lloyd, Edgar and Morris Brock.

Ag served with the United States Navy during World War II with the Amphibious Group #59. He attended the Spearsville Wesleyan Church in Brown County.

Ag retired in 1989 as the owner and operator of Brock Excavating after 35 years of service.

Ag loved bluegrass festivals and enjoyed singing and playing his guitar with his family.

He was a fan of Indiana University basketball and professional football. Ag enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, rabbit hunting and working in his vegetable garden.

He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

The Revs. Ed Tharpe, Tommy Phillips and J.C. Phillips will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.

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

Burial will be at Spearsville Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Brown County, with military gaveside rites presented by the Brown County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ag to the Spearsville Wesleyan Church Cemetery, 9174 Upper Bean Blossom Road, Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Condolences to the Brock family can be sent to www.meredith-clark.com.

Edith L. Mahorney

Jan. 12, 1917 — May 8, 2009

Edith L. Mahorney, 92, Mitchell, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born January 12, 1917, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Charles Elbert and Vivian Esther (Salmon) Harrison. She married John Riley Mahorney April 12, 1969, and he preceded her in death October 20, 2000.

She was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and a former member of the First Christian Church, where she taught pre-school age classes for more than 35 years. Edith and her parents owned and operated the C. E. Harrison Furniture Store. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1935 and was also a graduate of Indiana Business College.

Surviving are nieces, Elissa (Harrison) Lindsey and husband, Rick, of Fishers, IN, Tawnee (Harrison) Deaton and husband, Jason, of Lafayette, IN; great-nieces, Kaitlin (Wolff) Brodnik, Kayla Marie Owens, April (Lindsey) Riddle, Whitnee Janelle Deaton; great-nephews, Richard C. Lindsey and Jake Isaac Deaton; and sisters-in-law, Mary Olive (Chastain) Harrison, Indianapolis, and Margarett Ann (Parks Harrison) Plummer, Mooresville.

Her parents, husband, sister Mary Elberta Harrison (1938) and brother Charles Robert Harrison (1994) preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home, with Richard E. Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, 2001 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, 46260.

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

Eddie L. Payton

Dec. 26, 1942 — May 7, 2009

Eddie L. Payton, 66, passed away May 7, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital.

Ed was born December 26, 1942, to Rachel (Lewis) Mosier and Clyde Payton. He married Linda Mae Kinder on May 8, 1965, in Bedford, IN.

After graduating from Williams High School in 1961, Ed proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force and was later employed as a Sheriff’s deputy with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Patrolman with the Bedford Police Department and a K-9 Police Officer with NSA Crane.

He also worked at Shelby Trucking in Mitchell, IN, and eventually retired from Fibertec, also in Mitchell, IN.

Surviving with his wife are three children: Robert Payton and his wife Elsie of Ellettsville, Richard Payton and Dr. C. Mendez of Austin, TX, and daughter Robin Sanders of Ellettsville; four grandchildren: Sarah Sanders and Luke Sanders of Ellettsville, Chase Allen of Utica, KY, and Natasha Tharp of Shoals, IN; two brothers: James E. Mosier of Eureka, IN, and Richard Mosier of Mitchell, IN, and one sister: Juanita Mosier of Mitchell and step-father James A. Mosier of Eureka, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved “Pa-Dad,” Eliza Lewis.

Private services will be held at the Hickory Grove Church in Norman, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

May 09, 2009

Rhea Dawn Walker

Feb. 26, 1927 — May 3, 2009

Rhea Dawn Williams, 82, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and a native of Bedford, died Sunday.

She was a homemaker and a church secretary.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Bill Williams; a son, Mark Williams of Greer, S.C.; a daughter, Brenda Beasley of Murfreesboro; a brother, John Walkerof Silverhill, Ala.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

May 08, 2009


Nelson E. Fuentes

June 5, 1951 — May 6, 2009

Nelson E. Fuentes, 57, Bedford, died Wednesday, May 6, at 7:18 p.m. at his residence.

Born June 5, 1951, in Medellin, Colombia, he was the son of Felipe Fuentes and Maria del Carmen Ortega.

He married Orfa Cordero on Dec. 19, 1972, and she survives.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Mercy College in New York, N.Y.

He was a millwright at GM Powertrain in Bedford. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the American Cancer Society. He participated in clinical trials in cancer research at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Orfa Fuentes of Peekskill, N.Y.; two daughters, Claudia Fuentes Price of New York, N.Y., and Leana Fuentes of Indianapolis; one son, Boris Fuentes of Medellin, Colombia; two brothers, Abelardo Fuentes and Jay Fuentes, both of Miami, Fla., and one sister, Patricia Fuentes of Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bernardo Fuentes.

A memorial Mass service took place Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Jess James Blount

Jan. 2, 1950 — May 1, 2009

Jess James Blount, 59, Orleans, died May 1 at his residence.

He was a member of the Mitchell congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay Blount; a son, Jess Blount Jr. and his wife of Corydon; his siblings, Leroy Blount of Chicago; Bill Blount of Campbellsville, Ky., Dave Blount of LaPorte, Bob Blount of North Judson, and Patty Napier of Knox.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Lucy Pauline Hill

July 27, 1906 — May 7, 2009

Lucy Pauline “Tootsie” Hill, 102, Bedford, died Thursday, May 7, at her residence after being in failing health for two years.

She was born to David King Allen and Dosha Avis Hickman Allen on July 27, 1906, in Owen County at a site where McCormick’s Creek State Park later was established.

She married Ira Hill, who preceded her in death.

She had worked as a clerk at North End Paint & Hardware and Toyland, and also had worked at M. Fine & Sons.

She was a member of Free Methodist Church, Royal Neighbors of America and American Legion Post No. 33.

Survivors include three nieces, Patricia Garofola Byers and her husband Phillipp of Bedford, Beulah Rausch of Tennessee, and Mildred Glick of Anderson; one great-niece, Toni Garofola Melenchuk of Bedford; five great-great-nieces, Devin Renee and Taylor Nicole Melenchuk of Bedford; Jana Emerick and her husband Allen of North Carolina, Susan M. Garofola of Denver, Colo., and Vickie Sue Jenkins of Texas; two great-nephews, Clifford J. Garofola of Wisconsin and Jack R. Morris of Anderson; two great-great-nephews, Michael J. Garofola of Portland, Ore., and Matthew Morris of Anderson; and her caregivers, Sandy Bennett, Eva Robbins, Laura Hutchinson, Debbie Tincher and Donna May.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mitilda Avis Hicks Selph; a son-in-law, Guy Selph; two brothers, Charles and Francis Allen, and three sisters, Eureka Hollers, Ruth Morris and Ruby Spicer.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 11, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call Sunday, May 10, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Jamie K. Marshall

Jan. 5, 1956 — May 2, 2009

Jamie K. Marshall, 53, Hamilton, Ohio, died Saturday.

Survivors include her mother, Charlene L. Shrider of Bedford; four children, Stefanie Wade, Ian Robinson, Shane Robinson and Jessie Sagers, and one sister, Jill Marshall-Dennard.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Marshall of Georgia.

A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at noon following services at the Paoli Friends Meeting.

May 07, 2009

William Eugene Jones

Jan. 17, 1944 — May 6, 2009

William Eugene Jones, 65, Shoals, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1944, in Shoals to Harry William Jones and Violet M. (Holt) Jones.

He married Phyllis Morris on Sept. 5, 1978 in Kingsland, Ga. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2008.

He worked for Burns International Security in North Carolina. He also worked at a Servco service station in Sanford, N.C., for four years after retiring from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service.

He had attended Shoals schools. He attended Trinity Gospel Tabernacle in Loogootee.

Survivors include his mother, Violet M. Roberts of Washington; one son, Scott Jones of Sanford, N.C.; one daughter, Catherine A. Fallin of Silver Springs, Fla.; one brother, Ronnie H. Jones of West Baden Springs; four sisters, Donna Hall of Mitchell, Sandra Van Meter of Bedford, Judith Wilson of Liberty, Ky., and Debra Smith of Loogootee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, two of whom are Julie and Natasha Tharp of Shoals.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth, and a sister, Connie Duncan.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 8, at 1 p.m. at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home.

William A. Terrell

Aug. 19, 1935 — May 5, 2009

William A. Terrell Jr., 73, of Morristown, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 19, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of William Alfred Terrell and Sarah McCall Terrell Mills. He married Shirley Ann Keller on Oct. 18, 1956, and she survives.

Other survivors include his sons, William Terrell III and his wife Amy of Shelbyville, and Jerry Terrell of Morristown; his daughters, Debbie Hagen and her husband Steve of Monticello, Teresa Ballman and her husband Bryan of Maryland, and Karen Hauk and her husband Ted of Arlington; grandchildren, Matthew Hagen, Heidi Hagen, Hannah Hagen, Nathan Ballman, Ryan Ballman, Justin Hauk, Jordan Hauk and Allyson Hauk, and great-grandchild, Ava.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Terrell was employed with the General Motors Corp., retiring after 47 years as a journeyman in machine repair.

He had attended Shawswick High School in Lawrence County. Mr. Terrell was a member of Morristown Church of the Nazarene.

He was an avid car lover, Harley-Davidson enthusiast and proud sponsor of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team.

Mr. Terrell loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Frazier Chapel of Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 124 E. North St., Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Morristown Church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Howard Robbins officiating. Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morristown Church of the Nazarene, 554 E. Highway 52, Morristown, IN 46161.

Online condolences may be sent to www.freemanfamily

funeralhomes.com.

Lucy Pauline Hill

Lucy Pauline Hill, 102, Bedford, died today at 3 a.m. at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

May 06, 2009

Steven L. Webb

April 17, 1948 — May 4, 2009

Steven Lee Webb, 61, Bedford, died at 8:07 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born April 17, 1948, in Lawrence County, the son of Leland and Marcella (Collins) Webb.

He was a retired foreman with the Indiana State Highway Department.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School and attended Southland Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include one brother, Robert K. Webb, Bedford; one nephew, Steven K. Webb, Avoca; one niece, Lori-Ann Kast of Bedford; one great-nephew, Dustin Webb of Bedford; and four great-nieces, Stephanie Webb, and Amber Dawn, Grace Ann and Samantha Jane Kast, all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Judith Ann Douglas.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

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

Elizabeth J. Carson

Dec. 21, 1924 — May 5, 2009

Elizabeth J. Carson, 84, Bedford, died at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Bliss House in Bedford.

Born Dec. 21, 1924, in Greene County, she was the daughter of George and Maude (Johnson) Wright. She married George Hitchcock and he preceded her in death. She married William Carson on April 23, 1960, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Avoca Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, William, of Bedford; are one son, Mark E. Hitchcock and wife Judy of Mitchell; one daughter, Jacqueline Winnefeld of Bedford; two grandsons, Derek Miller of Mitchell and Michael Winnefeld of Bedford; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emogene Burks of Linton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; one brother, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Joseph Harrell Tumey

Feb. 5, 1940 — May 4, 2009

Joseph Harrell Tumey Jr., 69, 1003 Dive Road, Bedford, died Monday, May 4, at 7:15 p.m. at the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born to the Rev. Joseph H. Tumey Sr. and Nora Ruth (Srygler) Tumey in Needmore on Feb. 5, 1940. He married Linda Rogers on July 14, 1962, and she survives.

He was retired from NSWC Crane, where he worked as a program manager. He attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bedford. He was a U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Vietnam War with the Signal Corps. He also was a licensed private pilot. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, woodworking and computers. He was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1958, and was a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in science.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Tumey of Bedford; one son, Joseph H. Tumey III and his wife Nikki of Columbus; one daughter, Kari Michelle Cirillo and her husband Alan of Bedford; five grandchildren, Ben Cirillo, Joseph H. (Joey) Tumey, Rebecca Tumey, Jacob Cirillo and Nicholas Tumey; his mother, Ruth Tumey of Guthrie; one brother, Phillip Tumey and his wife Gloria of Brownsburg, and one sister, Carolyn Tincher and her husband Larry of Guthrie.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford.

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

Shirley Mitchell

July 10, 1956 — May 5, 2009

Shirley Mitchell, 52, of 179 Smiths Road, Mitchell, Ind, died at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 10, 1956 in Danville, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert and Ruth (Herbert) Ferris. She married Rick J. Mitchell in 1994, and he survives. She had been employed at the Veterans Administration, Work One and was unit coordinator at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Bedford Boat & Sportsmens Club and the LaOrMa Shrine Club.

Survivors include her husband Rick of Mitchell; her father Robert of Danville, Ill.; two sons, Jason Kester of Louisville, Ky., and James Kester of Janesville, Wis.; a daughter, Jennifer Kester of Bedford; two grandchildren, Braxton Jacob Clark and Riley Jamison Clark; one brother, Robert Ferris of Illinois; two sisters, Sue Conner of Danville, Ill., and Lisa Keller and husband, Bill, of Oakwood, Ill. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. A committal service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 8 at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, Ill. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Shirley at www.daycarter.com.

Helen P. Brewer

Helen P. Brewer, 76, Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday,

She is survived by her daughters, Debra D. Kearney and Jan E. Hutchinson; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene and James Mitchell; and sister, Louise McCain.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Gregory S. and Daniel S. Brewer.

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday at the Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Decatur Township. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery in Williams.

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

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book and share their memories with the family at www.flanner

buchanan.com.

Ralph W. Cassity

Dec. 9, 1930 — May 4, 2009

Ralph W. Cassity, 78, of Kokomo, died Monday at Howard County Regional Health System in Kokomo.

He had attended a number of Churches of Christ, including Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford.

He worked for Monticello Corp. and retired from Delco Remy in 1993 after 30 years of service.

Survivors include his daughter, Janet Schimmel, Elwood; sons, James Cassity, Kokomo, Bradley Cassity, O’Fallon, Mo., and Jerry Cassity of Freedom; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gaye Beard, Anderson and Towanna Plunkett, Roann; and several nieces and nephews.

May 05, 2009

Wilma I. Wray

March 23, 1927 — May 3, 2009

Wilma I. Wray, 82, Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born March 23, 1927, in Bedford, the daughter of Clarence and Elnora (Henson) Darcus. She married Jim Wray on July 25, 1945, and he survives.

She was co-owner of Wray’s Service Station in Bedford and was a Realtor with Emery and Elliott Real Estate and later Century 21 Real Estate.

She was a 1945 graduate of Shawswick High School and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and AARP.

Surviving with her husband of 64 years, Jim Wray of Bedford are four sons, Ed Wray and wife Kim and Bob Wray, all of Bedford, Joe Wray and wife Marsha of Bloomington, and John Wray and wife Georgette of Danville, Calif.; six grandchildren, Tyson, Tony, Jamey, Denton, Jackie and Emily Wray; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Aryton Wray; three sisters, Wanda Calloway Black of Crystal River, Fla., Phyllis Parker and husband Bernard of Springville, and Sue Ann Wilhite and husband Jim of Bedford; a sister-in-law, Mary Pritchett of Fayetteville; one brother, Forest Darcus and wife Linda of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harry Darcus; and brother-in-law, Keith Calloway.

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

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

Pallbearers will be: Jamey, Denton, Tony, David, Ryan and PJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul School “Adopt-a-Student” fund in memory of Wilma Wray.

Edward L. Tincher

March 10, 1928 — May 2, 2009

Edward L. “Bill” Tincher, 81, of 2903 Ted Jones Drive, Bedford, died at 8:31 p.m. on Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 10, 1928, in Greene County, he was the son of Charles F. and Mary (Asdell) Tincher. He married Wanda M. Canada on Feb. 4, 1949, and she survives.

He was a machinist at W.F. Meyers in Bedford retiring 19 years ago. He was a member of the New Union Christian Church.

Surviving with his wife, Wanda, of Bedford; are two sons, Don Tincher and wife Laura of Indianapolis, and David Tincher and fiancée Debbie Glasgow of Bedford; one daughter, Debra Cox of Bedford; four grandchildren, Laura Cox of England, Jason Tincher of Alabama, and Megan Webster and Jasmine Keller both of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Alex Webster, Natalie Webster and Stacie Webster; seven siblings, Joann, Janet Sue, Patsy, Mary Ethel, Linda, Charles, Jr. and Sam and wife, Dorothy; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Eugene and Sarah.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Flynn Cemetery in Little Cincinnati with Johnny Turner officiating.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Charles Staley

Aug. 30, 1933 — May 3, 2009

Charles “Buddy” Staley, 75, Linton, died at 7:50 p.m. on Sunday at Greene County General Hospital in Linton. He was a Lawrence County native.

Survivors include his siblings, Jean Cobb, Bloomington, Mary Fiscus, Illinois; Kay Wagner, Solsberry, Kermit Floyd, Shoals, Masina Sargent, Borden, and Diana Hamilton, Linton: and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m today at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Bloomfield with Pastor Mike Sargent officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to: Linton Nursing & Rehab in Charles “Buddy” Staley’s name.

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Donald ‘Jerry’ Kee

March 9, 1940 — May 3, 2009

Donald “Jerry” Kee, 69, Paoli, died at 7:49 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Memorial Hospital Hospital in New Albany.

He was formerly employed at Carpenter Body Works, formerly of Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita of Paoli; a son, Donald Jerry Kee Jr., Paoli; daughter Kathy Kee MacGeorge, Louisville; one brother, David Kee, Marengo; one sister, Bonnie Kee, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli with Brother Bob England officiating. Burial will be at Harned Chapel Cemetery north of English.

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

Harry W. Rominger Jr.

Aug. 7, 1925 — May 4, 2009

Harry W. Rominger Jr., 83, French Lick, passed away Monday at his residence.

Harry was born Aug. 7, 1925, to the late Harry E. Rominger and the late Maude (Abels) Rominger. He married Pauline Hallaway on March 6, 1948, and she survives.

He was a graduate of West Baden High School and was a retired truck driver for Mitchell Crushed Stone. He was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post No. 76, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. His greatest joy was taking care of his horse Barney.

Surviving with his wife Pauline Rominger of French Lick; a son, Gary W. Rominger (Rose) of French Lick; one sister, Patty Ricki of Sun City, Ariz.; two brothers, Lester Rominger of West Baden Springs, and Jerry Rominger of French Lick; two grandchildren, Christi Ulrich and Michael Rominger; and one great-grandchild, MaKayla Kinser.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, JoAnn Hoel, Verna Stackhouse, and Pauline Dugger.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

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

May 04, 2009

Bridget Eads

June 4, 1942 — May 3, 2009

Bridget (Franklin) Eads, 66, went to be with her Lord at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday while a resident at Garden Villa Nursing Facility in Bedford.

Bridget is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry Eads of Bedford; a daughter, Vicky (Eads) Speer and husband Tracy of Owensburg; a son, Bobby Eads and wife Melissa of Springville; a sister, Joy New of Bedford; her father, David Franklin; her grandchildren whom she adored, Bridget and Justin Craig, Nicholas and Amber Eads, Ashley and Scott Ratkovich and Cody Speer; five great-grandchildren, Bailey Wolfe, Alivia and Draven Eads, Jackson and Wyatt Craig; and nieces and nephews.

Bridget was preceded in death by her mother, June Franklin; and a brother, Jon Franklin.

Bridget was a devoted Christian all her life. She and Jerry were married Aug. 29, 1959. They were childhood sweethearts and totally devoted to one another. Bridget adored her two children and was always ready to make any sacrifice for them. Also, her grandchildren whom she loved to spoil up until her illness took her mind away from them. Bridget in her illness was never able to know her great-grandchildren the way she and her family would have wanted to. But, our belief is that they will someday be united with her for eternity. Bridget is already meeting her unborn grandchildren that were lost to miscarriages. We believe also that she has first of all met her Savior Jesus Christ, along with her mother, brother, grandparents and many departed friends. She has now given all who remain one more reason to make heaven our home someday.

Bridget was a gifted musician and artist. She for many years played the piano in church. Bridget attended Needmore School in grades 1 thru 10; grade 11 at Oolitic School and graduated from American High School via correspondence. Bridget was a graduate of the House of James Beauty College and was a beautician until her health deteriorated. Bridget suffered from the Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 15 years, most severely in the last nine years. She entered Garden Villa Nursing Facility on May 11, 2005.

There are no words that are sufficient to adequately express the families’ gratitude to the entire staff at Garden Villa for the loving and professional care that Bridget received while a resident at that facility. We the family were treated with the utmost of respect by all of the employees at Garden Villa.

Our continued thanks goes out to our extended families, friends and the many church congregations in Bedford and all of surrounding counties. Bridget’s son Bobby Eads, Vice President “The Fisher’s Of Men”’ which is a national tournament organization saw to it, that in his national travels and church meetings that his mother went on their prayer list. We say God bless these many congregations and the Fishers of Men Bass Org.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Bridget’s brother-in-law, Terry Bradford of Estill Springs, Tenn. will officiate the services. Offering special solo singing will be Linda Ritter and Norma Doty. Burial will be at the Judah Cemetery in Judah.

Friends may visit from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be: Cody Speer, Nick Eads, Justin Craig, Scott Ratkovich, Danny New and David New.

Donations may be made at the mortuary to the Alzheimer’s Assoc.

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

May 03, 2009

Thomas Glenn Jackson

Dec. 4, 1934 — May 1, 2009

Thomas Glenn Jackson, 74, of Bedford, died Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Dec. 4, 1934, in Bedford to Eura and Edna (Beasley) Jackson. He married Glenda Jackson on April 9, 1960, and she survives.

He was in elevator construction with International Union IUEC. He was a graduate of Point Loma High School, Class of 1953, in San Diego, Calif. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #654 in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Jackson of Bedford; four daughters, Vickie Nahay of Kirkland, Wa., Rhonda Button of Laguna Hills, Calif., Tammie O’Dell of Sedro Wooley, Wa., and Linda Newbold of Bedford; a son, Tim Jackson of Huntington Beach, Calif., 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was an only child.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Frank Lee Golden.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa K. Johns

April 27, 1961 — May 1, 2009

Lisa K. Johns, 48, of Bedford, died Friday at her residence.

She was born April 27, 1961, in Rockwood, Tenn., to Robert and Joann (Ray) Archey.

She was an electronics sales clerk at Wal-Mart. She loved to volunteer for Dream Makers and to cook for her family and friends.

Lisa is survived by her parents, Robert and Joann Archey of Rockwood; her husband, Steve Johns of Bedford; two stepsons, Aaron Johns and Andrew Johns, both of Pelzer, S.C.; a sister, Trishia Archey of Rockwood; a grandmother, Mabel Archey of Rockwood; her mother and father-in-law, Robert and Jean Johns of Bloomington; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Shannon Wagoner of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Archey.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel in Bloomington.

Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

May 01, 2009

Donald L. Borders III

Feb. 23, 1976 — April 28, 2009

Donald Leroy “DJ” Borders III, 33, of Linton, died Tuesday at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.

He worked for Peabody Coal Co. and poured concrete.

Survivors include one daughter, Angela Renee Borders, Terre Haute; one son, Dalton Michael Borders, Boonville; his father, Donald Leroy Borders Jr., Jasonville; his mother, Janey Marie Borders, Spencer; one sister, Melinda K. Hill, Bedford; one brother, Thomas Lee Roland Borders, Shelburn; three stepsisters, Brandy Wahl, Seelyville, Kaitlyn Jones, Jasonville and Michelle Stanely, Sullivan; and one stepbrother, Brian Campbell, Terre Haute.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eric Wahl Foundation in care of Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home.

Richard Kindred

Richard Kindred, 88, Pinellas Park, Fla., died April 15 at Bay Pines VA Hospital in Florida.

He was past commander of American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell.

Survivors include a sister, Mina Seidle; and a brother, Robert Kindred.

Services were April 23 in Bay Pines, Fla.


Justin C. Mullis

Sept. 21, 1960 — April 29, 2009

Justin C. Mullis, 48, of Ellettsville, passed away Wednesday at the St. Francis Hospital in Mooresville.

Born Sept. 21, 1960, he was the son of Robert Mullis and Caroline (Purtlebaugh) Elliott.

Justin was a Patrol Detective for the French Lick Police Dept. He was a 2006 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and a former Ellettsville Police Officer.

Formerly, Justin was owner of Today Rentals, and on the board of the Richland Bean, Blossom Youth Sports (RBBYS).

Justin enjoyed motorcycle riding and he worked for Regal Funeral Escorts. He was a member of the Blue Knights Chapter No. 11.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, L. Denise (Richardson) Mullis; three children, Amy Porter and husband Ty, all of Ellettsville, Adam Mullis of Bloomington, and Jake Mullis of Ellettsville; a granddaughter, Madeline Porter; his mother, Caroline Elliott of White Hall; two sisters, Cheryl Welch and husband Mike of Brillion, Wisc., and Diana Fisher and husband David of Bloomington, five brothers, Robert “Buck” Mullis and wife Sylvia of Bloomington, Terry Mullis and wife Diane of Owensburg, Vernon Mullis and wife Kathy of Heltonville, Tim Mullis and wife Sue of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mark Mullis of White Hall; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Justin was preceded in death by his father, Robert Mullis in 1983.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Unionville Church of Christ with Pastor Allen Ketchersid officiating. Burial will be at Duncan Cemetery in Brown County.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Rd. 37 in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

Karen A. Strunk

Aug. 25, 1941 — April 29, 2009

Karen Ann Strunk, 67, of Indianapolis, went home to be with the Lord at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 25, 1941, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of George Edwards and Mary Alice (Edwards) Burch. She married Tom Strunk on Oct. 26, 1959, and he survives. She was a sales associate with Walmart in Greenwood for eight years. She was a devout woman of God who loved the Lord with all her heart, and anxiously awaited the Lord’s return.

Surviving with her husband Tom; are two sons, Tom Strunk Jr. of Indianapolis and Larry Strunk of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Jackie Barry of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Dawn Morris of Greenwood; four brothers, Donnie Edwards and Jim Edwards both of Bloomington, Danny Edwards and Mike Burch both of Solsberry; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, George Edwards; one brother, David Edwards; and one sister, Diane Ray Robinson.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Stephenson officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. 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 Karen at www.daycarter.com.

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