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2009-07 (July)

July 31, 2009

Daniel A. Reed

Dec. 4, 1983 — July 29, 2009

Daniel Austin Reed, 25, of 661 E. Oolitic Road, Bedford, died Wednesday at his residence as a result of undetected heart disease, which led to coronary arrest.

Born Dec. 4, 1983 in Bedford, he was the son of Eric and Rebecca (Scoggan) Reed. He married Stacie Lampros and she survives.

He was employed at C & M Conveyer in Mitchell.

Daniel was a kind, loving, non-judgmental man who would help anyone in need. He never had a bad word for anyone. He enjoyed outdoor activities and loved fishing with his son.

Survivors include his wife, Stacie of Bedford; and son, Triton Austin Shawn Reed (age 2); his father, Eric Reed of Sullivan; his mother, Rebecca Reed of Bedford; his stepfather, Timothy VanMeter; two brothers, Tyler Shawn Reed and his fiancé Jesse Siniard and Landon Joseph Reed, both of Bedford; aunt and uncles, Pami and Jeff Arthur, Randall John Scoggan; cousin, Jeffrey Tanner Arthur; maternal grandparents, Dale and Vickie Raber-Summers of Elkhart, and John and Terri Scoggan of Bedford; two stepsons, Uriah Larson and Robert Christenberry; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow in Scoggan Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Betty Deam

Aug. 25, 1929 — July 28, 2009

Betty Deam, 79, of Bluffton, died at 12 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.

Betty was born in Mitchell on Aug. 25, 1929 to Fred and Nellie (Chastain) Slaughter. She married Roger Eugene Deam in the Ossian First United Methodist Church in Ossian on July 10, 1953, with the Rev. Edwin Green officiating; Roger preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2008.

A graduate of Mitchell High School, Betty lived in Wells County for more than 60 years. She retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne after 42 years of service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and also Eastern Star.

Surviving relatives include many nieces and nephews.

Betty was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Bluffton with the Rev. Cindy Osgood officiating.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton and from noon until the service on Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Online condolences are available at www.thomarich.com.

Frank C. Mires

Frank C. Mires, 69, Mitchell, died Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Kathleen Winkler

Kathleen Winkler, 95, Orleans, formerly of Mitchell, died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County, Paoli. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Barbara Hays

Barbara Hays, 92, of Orleans, died early Friday, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans, Indiana.

July 30, 2009

Louis A. Haueter

Dec. 30, 1931 — July 28, 2009

Louis A. Haueter, 77, Bedford, died at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Louis A. and Jessie (Shake) Haueter. He married Betty Lee Emenegger on Feb. 19, 1954, in Louisville, and she survives.

He was an electronic tech at NWSC Crane and General Electric. He served five years in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife Betty Lee Haueter of Bedford; are two sons, David Haueter and wife Cheryl of South Carolina, and Richard Haueter and wife Beth of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Barbara Hawkins and husband Bret of Bedford; five grandchildren, Kara Haueter, Kyle Haueter, Sara Haueter, Kate Hawkins, and Mary Hawkins; three great-grandchildren, Kylee Alvarado, Ian Wood and Jayden Wood; and one sister, Louise Young of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Norman Haueter.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir or Youth Program.

Dorothy M. Owens

Feb. 5, 1926 — July 27, 2009

Dorothy M. Owens, 83, of Bedford, died at 5:30 a.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford.

Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Heber and Martha (Hillenburg) Sowders.

She retired from Kirlin’s Hallmark Store.

Survivors include one daughter, Beth Gilman and husband David of Florida; one son, Michael Owens of Bedford; four grandchildren, Ashley, Austin and Kyle Gilman, and Kelly Long; one sister, Marcella Turner of Oolitic; one brother, Heber Sowders Jr. of Oolitic; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Judy Sowders and Peggy Bush and one brother, James Sowders.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reggie Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Gayle L. Priddy

Aug. 9, 1949 — July 28, 2009

Gail Lynn Priddy, 59, beloved wife, mother, “Granny,” daughter, sister, and friend, passed suddenly on Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Gayle was born Aug. 9, 1949, and was raised with her four sisters in East Oolitic by parents, Dewey “Dale” and Lois Chenault.

After graduating from Oolitic High School, Gayle married her loving husband, Kirby Neil Priddy on June 11, 1996. They had one son, Kirby Dale Priddy, and they lead a varied and interesting life in places such as Florida and Hawaii before settling back in Bedford to care for their aging parents.

She was a very caring person and always offered a kind word to anyone who was in need of encouragement. The greatest joys in life were her grandchildren, Madison and Jacob, her flower garden, and raising the various dogs that came into her life. She was particularly fond of her many Dobermans. In later years, she was a constant caregiver to her husband as he has coped with his health issues. Her strong spirit and love for her husband was immeasurable. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kirby Neil Priddy; her son, Kirby Dale Priddy and wife Deana, with grandchildren Madison and Jacob; her mother, Lois (Williams) Chenault; four sisters and their husbands, Dale Ann and Ken Johnson, Dorothy and Roy Godsey, Cheryl and Lloyd Godsey, and Shawn and Barry Browning; sister-in-law and husband, Sherrie and Howard Scott; brother-in-law, Jerry Priddy; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dewey “Dale” Chenault; father-in-law, Charlie Priddy; mother-in-law, Thelma Priddy; and granddaughter, Shelby Hazel Priddy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Family and friends are asked to attend and will be offered the chance to say a few words, if so desired. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

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

Shirley J. Mathews

Feb. 25, 1927 — July 28, 2009

Shirley Jane Mathews, 82, a 43-year resident of Madison Heights, Mich., formerly of Mitchell, passed away suddenly on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of William and Cleo Trinkle. She married Robert Lewis Mathews Jan. 31, 1948, and he preceded her in death Feb. 19, 2002.

She was a homemaker, and a graduate of Mitchell High School with the Class of 1945. Shirley was a member of the First United Church in Warren, Mich.

Surviving are her children, Nancy (John) Comerford, Fishers, Richard (Barbara) Mathews, Waterford, Mich., Todd (Karen) Mathews, Woodbridge, Va., and Carol (Donald) Kolesar, Canton, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: American Heart Association or American Cancer Society

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

Peggy E. Carr

Sept. 8, 1939 — July 27, 2009

Peggy E. Carr, 69. of 81 Gun Club Road, Mitchell, died at 7:21 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include brothers, Bill Connell and Thomas Connell; stepsister, Kay Myers; a son, Steve Collins; a stepgrandson; a grandson; a great-grandson; and a former daughter-in-law.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

Juanita B. Simms

July 12, 1923 — July 28, 2009

Juanita Belle Simms, 86, of Bloomington, died Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bloomington.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Janet Love, Mitchell; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her brothers, Melvin Barrow, Spencer, Clarence Barrow, and Clemmie (Duke) Barrow, both of Bloomington; and sisters, Dollie Bartlet, Bloomfield, Fern Bingham Cox, Plainfield, and Irma Gray Denney, Bloomington. Also surviving are her foster children, Don Oakley, and Jim Oakley, Lee Palmer and Rick Coulter all of Bloomington, and Rick Simmons and Mark Pitman, both of Martinsville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Deremiah-Frye Mortuary with the Rev. Roger Helton officiating. Burial will take place at Little Union Cemetery.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Unionville Baptist Church.

Daniel Reed

Daniel Reed, 25 of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 29, 2009

Roberta (Ross) Miller

Dec. 18, 1916 – July 27, 2009

Roberta L. (Ross) Miller, 92, Bedford, died at 12:55 p.m. on Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

Born Dec. 18, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David and Etta (Hillenburg) Hawkins. She first married Aubrey E. Ross on April 21, 1939, and he died Nov. 11, 1984. She later married Glanferd B. Miller on Oct. 4, 1996 and he died May 27, 2007.

She had worked at Indiana University and at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and Dunn Memorial Hospital. She attended the Bedford First Assembly of God and Souls Harbor in Bloomington.

Survivors include stepchildren, Belinda Martin of Bloomington, Burlen Miller and wife Sandra of Martinsville, Judy McMahan and husband Richard of Abilene, Texas, and Katrina Williams and husband Bruce of Bloomington; nine stepgrandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sisters, Cleo Garsnett and Mable Meadows; and two brothers, Stanley and Gilbert Hawkins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Randy Martin and Billy Brim officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery.

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

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

Cecil E. Johnson

Nov. 23, 1926 — July 27, 2009

Cecil Eugene Johnson, 82, Orleans, died Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 23, 1926 to William M. and Beatrice (Smith) Johnson in Bloomington, Indiana. He married Wanda Marshall on Feb. 21, 1948, and she preceded him in death.

Cecil was the former owner of Johnson Shell Station in Orleans and was employed at Paradise Pizza and Deli. He was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church, Orleans, American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69, Orleans Masonic Lodge No. 153 and a World War II veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Guy H.; one sister, Alberta Tolbert; and one niece, Anita Sue.

Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Gies and husband Andrew of Louisville, Ky.; four sons, William D. Johnson and wife Brenda of Paoli; Dennis E. Johnson and wife Vickie, Guy Wayne Johnson and Mike R. Johnson and close friend Betty Lindley, all of Orleans; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. at the Orleans United Methodist Church with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Military rites will be accorded by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans and from 9 a.m. until the service at the church Friday.

A Masonic memorial service will be held Thursday at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans United Methodist Church.

Vona Hutchinson

Aug. 10, 1923 — July 27, 2009

Vona Pearl Hutchinson, 85, of Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown, formerly of the Norman area, died at 10 p.m. Monday at the village.

She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Ferd Rollins and Hazel Nicholson Rollins. She married Raymond Hutchinson June 7, 1952, at Bedford, and he died June 24, 1995.

She was a member of Clearspring Baptist Curch. She was a homemaker. She loved photographs and being with other people.

Survivors include a brother, Jerry (Judy) Rollins of Seymour; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Don Rollins, Fred Rollins, Bill Rollins, Bernard Rollins and Larry Rollins; and two sisters; Mary Alice Young and Emma Caswell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Hague Funeral Home, Medora, with Minister David Sawyers officiating. Burial will be at Leesville Cemetery, Lawrence County.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Dorothy M. Owens

Feb. 5, 1926 — July 27, 2009

Dorothy M. Owens, 83, of Bedford, died Monday at Westview Nursing and Rebab. Center in Bedford.

She retired from Kirlin’s Hallmark Store.

Survivors include one daughter, Beth Gilman of Florida; one son, Michael Owens, Bedford; four grandchildren; one sister, Marcella Turner, Oolitic; one brother, Heber Sowders Jr., Oolitic; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Reggie Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Louis A. Haueter

Louis A. Haueter, 77, Bedford, died Tuesday at 1:03 p.m. at Garden Villa, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

July 28, 2009

Charles Wells

April 19, 1974 — July 27, 2009

Charles “Chuckie” Wells, 35, Bedford, passed away at 4:02 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born April 19, 1974, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert and Alene (Goens) Wells. He married Stephani Arnold Aug. 7, 2005.

He was employed at Bedford Recycling, graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1993, and was a member of the Park Place Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Stephani Wells of Bedford; his parents, Robert and Alene Wells of Bedford; brother, Wayne Wells and wife Annetta of Bedford; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cindi and Bill Maxwell of Bedford; father-in-law, David Arnold of Florida; sister-in-law, Shonda Hudgins of Bedford; niece, Tiffany Wells; and nephews, Travis and Drew Wells and Dakota Hudgins.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Bennett officiating. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service today at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Park Place Church of God

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

Wayne L. Pridemore

Aug. 19, 1931 — July 27, 2009

Wayne L. Pridemore, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 5:04 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Aug. 19, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elza and Grace (Bex) Pridemore. He married Loretta Toliver Dec. 29, 1956.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of the Bryantsville Church of Christ.

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

Surviving with his wife, Loretta Pridemore of Mitchell are sons, Steven W. Pridemore and wife Kim of Bedford and Brian R. Pridemore of Mitchell; daughter, Cheryl A. Landreth and husband Mike of Mitchell; brother, Ron Pridemore and wife Jean of Mitchell; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

His parents and a brother, Gerald Pridemore, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

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

Charles F. Judah

Jan. 18, 1924 – July 26, 2009

Charles F. Judah, 85, of 2630 Washington Ave., Bedford, died at 4:14 a.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born January 18, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William B. and Minnie (King) Judah. He married E. Jean Clark on Jan. 26, 1981, and she survives. He retired as a stocker from Kroger Grocers after 38 years and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving with his wife, Jean are two sons, Johnny L. Clark and wife, Pam, of Springville and G. Roger Clark of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Nancy Jean Acton and husband, Steve of Owensburg; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Wilma Judah and a half-brother, Jeff Jefferies.

No calling or services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Savanna R. Watson

Jan. 31, 2003 — July 20, 2009

Savanna Rose Watson, 6, of Bedford, died at 11:30 p.m. on July 20 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 31, 2003, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Ronnie and Mollie (Fanger) Watson.

Survivors include her parents, Ronnie and Mollie Watson of Bedford; three brothers, Ronnie, Garrett, and Garron Watson, all of Bedford; two sisters, Marissa and Serena Watson of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Russell and Brenda Watson; maternal grandmother, Shirley Fanger; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Norman Eugene Fanger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Leah L. Carmichael

Jan. 9, 1941 — July 26, 2009

Leah Lavonne (Gray) Carmichael was born Jan. 9, 1941, to Sam and Agnes (Smiley) Gray in Bloomington. She rested in peace on Sunday at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Bloomington.

Leah married the love of her life, Jim at the age of 17, on Jan. 10, 1958. Together they had two sons, Kenny and Danny. They both brought them five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loved all of them dearly until her death.

Leah was better known to all by her nickname, Sissy at the racetracks, the Moose Lodge, Eagles and American Legion where she went with her husband often.

She loved Bingo, spoiling her grandkids, watching various television shows, and also watching her favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., with her granddaughter Jamie. Sissy was a great woman, daughter, mother, sister, grandma and friend to all who knew her. She will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim on Sept. 10, 2006, her parents, her half sisters, Frances Barrow and Mary Percifield, her nieces and nephews Debbie and Dennis Gray and Austin Barrow, all of Bloomington.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Peggy Carmichael of Terre Haute and Danny and Tami Carmichael of Bloomington; her grandchildren, Crystal and Travis Heramb, Kenny Carmichael and girlfriend Samantha of Terre Haute, Jamie Carmichael and boyfriend Daniel Livers, Brandy Carmichael and boyfriend Travis Lane, and Bradley Carmichael and fiancé Ashlynn Sterett; her two stepgrandchildren, Daniel and Tiffany Hendershot of Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Timothy David Arthur of Williams and Keaton Scott Heramb of Terre Haute. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Carolyn Gray; her nephews, Patrick Gray, Tommy Gray, David Gray and Donnie Gray and wives; and many great nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell, Deckard and Costin, 3000 E. Third Street, Bloomington, with Brother Mickey Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at The Funeral Chapel.

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

Roberta L. Miller

Dec. 18, 1916 – July 27, 2009

Roberta L. (Ross) Miller, 92, of Bedford, died Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

She had worked at Indiana University and at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include step-children, Belinda Martin of Bloomington, Burlin Miller and wife, Sandy of Martinsville, Judy McMahan and husband, Richard of Abilene, Texas, and Katrina Williams and husband, Bruce of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Judah Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Cecil Johnson

Cecil E. Johnson, 82, of Orleans, died Monday evening at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

July 27, 2009

Martha Joy Buker

July 18, 1921 — July 25, 2009

Martha Joy Buker died in her sleep on July 25, 2009. She was born on July 18, 1921. She married John Wesley Buker on Dec. 24, 1941. They lived in love for 67 years.

John survives along with her devoted son, Jan Robert Buker and her daughter-in-law, Mariane Eckman Buker. She is also survived by her grandson, Daniel Hilton Buker, his wife, Rebecca and her great-granddaughters, Isabelle and Claire.

Martha was descended from a pioneer Lawrence County family that moved to Avoca in the early 1800’s. The Bridwells had one of two grist mills in Lawrence County, the other being the Hamer mill at Spring Mill State Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Bridwell and Arlie Williams Gyger Bridwell. Martha was the last of her first family having outlived all of her 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses. Martha Bridwell Buker was devoted to her family in word and deed. She was pretty, strong, loving and truly enjoyed life. By any standard, she was one of a kind.

Her deceased brothers and sisters along with their spouses include; Vaughn Bridwell, Van (Rip) Bridwell and wife, Carmita Hill Bridwell, Guy Bernard Bridwell, Elizabeth (Sis) Moore and husband, Ed Moore, Mildred (Meam) Glover and husband, Warren Glover, Paul (Snook) Bridwell and wife, Eunice (Toots) Qualkinbush Bridwell, Raymond (Bull) Bridwell and wife, Margaret (Hodge) Hodges Bridwell, Robert Bridwell and wife, Bette (Trink) Trinkle Bridwell, William Roy Bridwell (who was Martha’s twin) and wife, Ruth (Babe) Edwards Bridwell, and twins, Jack Bridwell and wife, Olivia (Tia) Covey Bridwell and Jean Bloyd and husband, James Bloyd.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 28, at the Day & Carter Mortuary from 10 a.m. until noon with a brief service to follow. Her dear friend, Dr. Don Riggs, will conduct the service. Burial and graveside rites will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Donnie E. Silvers Sr.

June 16, 1947 — July 24, 2009

Donnie Edward Silvers Sr., 62, of 1955 North County Road 1250 West, Norman, died at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born June 16, 1947, in New Castle, he was the son of James Silvers and Magdalene (New) New. He married Beverly Taylor on March 12, 1966, and she survives.

He was an electrician by trade and a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife Beverly of Norman; three sons, Donnie E. Silvers Jr. and wife Shelley of Heltonville, Corie Silvers and wife Tressy of Bedford, and Bobbie Silvers and Jeffery Silvers of Bloomington; one daughter, Tammie Silvers-Hernandez of Columbus; six grandchildren, Aaron Silvers, Joey Silvers, Carissa Ramirez, Amanda Ramirez, Luis Hernandez and Natalie Hernandez; his mother, Magdalene New of Bedford; three brothers, William Silvers and wife Mamie of Bedford, Landice Brent Silvers and wife Thelma of Orleans, and Phillip New and wife Linda of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather who raised him from age 9, Noble New; and one brother Jerry Wayne Silvers.

At Donnie’s request cremation was chosen. No visitation or services are scheduled.

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

Paul W. Wade

March 31, 1937 — July 25, 2009

Paul W. Wade, 72, of 103 Meadow Lane, Oolitic, died Saturday at his residence.

Born March 31, 1937, in Martin County, he was the son of William and Marjorie (Payton) Wade. Paul married Lee Etta Brinson on Sept. 15, 1956, and she survives.

He retired as an equipment operator from the Lawrence County Highway Department. Paul was a member of the Oolitic Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lee Etta of Oolitic; two sons, LeRoy Wade and wife Cindy of Oolitic, Jerry Wade and wife Kim of Mitchell; one daughter, Pam Melvin and husband Randy of Judah; six grandchildren, Krista, Jason, Angela, William, Dana and Heather; one brother, Carl Wade and wife Janice of Bedford; one sister, Barbara Morris and husband Chester of Bedford.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Kenneth Wade; and one nephew, Robert William Wade.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Marty Speer and Charles Brinson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

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

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

Orin H. ‘Bud’ Fultz

April 28, 1918 — July 26, 2009

Orin H. “Bud” Fultz, 91, of 667 Fayetteville-Coxton Road, Williams, went home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his family, friends and his lovely wife of 72 years, Lenora (Andis) Fultz at 4:33 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Orin was born April 28, 1918. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1937. He retired from Crane Naval Weapons Center in 1975 and had been a transportation division manager in earlier years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, Elks BPO No. 826 and the Toastmasters.

He enjoyed his Friday golf outings, bird hunting, fishing, working on his farm and mowing his yard. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren who respected and loved him dearly.

Along with his wife, Lenora; he leaves behind one daughter, Lana Ingle and husband Don; grandchildren, Cherie (Robertson) Patton and husband Derek, and Chad Robertson and wife Kim; great-grandchildren, Chaise, Elijah and Molly Patton, Nicole (Robertson) Gulley and husband Jordan, Dustin Taylor, Daron and Kelsey Robertson; great-great-grandchildren, Peyton and Abigail Gulley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Cona Fultz; one son, Michael (in infancy); his parents; and four siblings, Thomas and Ermal Fultz, Louella Kelso and Doris Wagoner.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bob Dailey and Pastor Eldon Holtle officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon 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 Orin at www.daycarter.com.

Phyllis C. Scarfone

Dec. 5, 1929 — July 24, 2009

Phyllis C. Scarfone, 79, Bedford, formerly of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away at 10:08 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Dec. 5, 1929, in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Governali) Sapienza. She married Joseph Scarfone on Oct. 27, 1951.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at Bulova Watch Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City, where she got to meet Jackie Gleason, Academy Award winner Celeste Holmes, and Eleanor Roosevelt, among many other celebrities. She enjoyed reading, cooking, potting plants, taking care of her grandchildren, and the music of Queen — especially Freddie Mercury. Phyllis was active in her community schools, the Catholic church, and local politics as a member of the New York City Board of Elections.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Scarfone of Ormond Beach, Fla.; sons, Dominick Scarfone and wife, Tammy of Bedford, Jack Scarfone and wife, Michelle of East Fishkill, N.Y.; daughter, Rosanne Bent and husband, John of St. Charles, Ill.; and grandchildren, Anthony Scarfone, Joseph Scarfone, Nicholas Bent, Shannon Bent, Daniel Bent, Megan Bent and Andino Scarfone. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Sapienza; and sisters, Isabella Sapienza, Rose Corletti and Frances DeLaurentis.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

While we will always miss her smile, charm and loving compliments, we are comforted that she is home with the Lord and her family in Heaven. The family would like to thank Dr. Allmon, the medical and nursing staff at Dunn Memorial Hospital and StoneBridge assisted living as well as medical staff.

Memorial gifts: White River Humane Society.

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

George H. McIver

Sept. 23, 1932 — July 26, 2009

George H. McIver, 76, of Orleans, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

He was born Sept. 23, 1932, in Orange County, the son of Antonio “Tony” and Mary Hopper McIver.

George had worked for the Reynolds family for 60 years and retired from Reynolds Inc. as a line mechanic in 2006.

He was a member of the Orange County Civil Defense, the International Union Operating engineers No. 841 and the Moose Lodge in Brazil.

He is survived by his son, Jack McIver; and a brother, Norman Lewis of Kankakee, Ill.; his companion of 25 years, Shelia Reynolds; and her children, Rosie and Wayman Goldman of Paoli, Paul “Beanie” Shelton of Orleans, Maxine Reister of Mitchell, Tim Shelton of Orleans, Lora Reynolds of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Joe and Amy Reynolds of West Baden; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Douglas Finney officiating. Burial will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m.

The family requests memorials be made to the Orangeville Community Center, in care of the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home, 187 E. Jefferson St., Orleans, Indiana.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Charles E. Wells

Charles E. Wells, Bedford, passed away this morning at St. Frances Hospital in Beech Grove. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Wayne Pridemore

Wayne Pridemore, Mitchell, passed away this morning at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Dorothy Owens Dorothy Owens, 83, died at 5:30 a.m. today at Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 26, 2009


Martha J. Buker, 88

July 18, 1921 — July 25, 2009

Martha J. Buker, 88, of Bedford, died Saturday.

Survivors include with her husband, John W. Buker; and one son, Jan Buker.

Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Phyllis C. Scarfone, 79

Dec. 5, 1929 — July 24, 2009

Phyllis C. Scarfone, 79, Bedford, formerly of Ormond Beach, Florida, passed away at 10:08 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born December 5, 1929, in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Governali) Sapienza. She married Joseph Scarfone on October 27, 1951.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at Bulova Watch Company on Fifth Avenue in New York City, where she got to meet Jackie Gleason, Academy Award winner Celeste Holm and Eleanor Roosevelt, among many other celebrities. She enjoyed reading, cooking, potting plants, taking care of her grandchildren, and the music of Queen — especially Freddie Mercury. Phyllis was active in her community schools, the Catholic Church, and local politics as a member of the New York City Board of Elections.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Scarfone of Ormand Beach, Florida; sons, Dominick Scarfone and his wife, Tammy, of Bedford, and Jack Scarfone and his wife, Michelle, of East Fishkill, New York; daughter, Roseanne Bent and her husband, John, of St. Charles, Illinois; and grandchildren, Anthony Scarfone, Joseph Scarfone, Nicholas Bent, Shannon Bent, Daniel Bent, Megan Bent and Andino Scarfino.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack Sapienza; and sisters, Isabella Sapienza, Rose Corletti and Frances DeLaurentis.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home, with Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiating.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

While we will always miss her smile, charm and loving compliments, we are comforted that she is home with the Lord and her family in Heaven. The family would like to thank Dr. Allmon, the medical and nursing staff at Dunn Memorial Hospital and StoneBridge assisted living as well as medical staff.

Memorial Gifts: White River Humane Society.

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

Donnie Edward Silvers Sr., 62

June 16, 1947 — July 24, 2009

Donnie Edward Silvers Sr., 62, of Norman, died Friday at his residence.

He was an electrician by trade and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Silvers; three sons: Donnie E. Silvers Jr. of Heltonville, Corie Silvers of Bedford and Bobbie Silvers of Bloomington; one daughter, Tammie Hernandez of Columbus; his mother, Magdalene New of Bedford; two brothers, William Silvers of Bedford and Landice Silvers of Orleans; and one stepbrother, Phillip New of Bedford.

Cremation was chosen. No visitation or services are scheduled.

Paul W. Wade, 72

March 31, 1937 — July 25, 2009

Paul W. Wade, 72, of Oolitic, died Saturday at his residence.

He retired as an equipment operator from the Lawrence County Highway Dept.

Survivors include his wife, Lee Etta Wade; two sons, LeRoy Wade of Oolitic and Jerry Wade of Mitchell; one daughter, Pam Melvin of Judah; one brother, Carl Wade of Bedford; and one sister, Barbara Morris of Bedford.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 2 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

July 25, 2009

James G. Smith

June 12, 1925 – July 23, 2009

James G. Smith, 84, of 1615 First Street, Bedford, died at 3:12 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born June 12, 1925 in Bedford, he was the son of Fred L. and Della (Pruett) Smith. He married Emma Mae Fields on July 4, 1950, and she preceded him in death. He was retired from Central Foundry in Bedford. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, U.A.W. Local #440 and of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan S. Smith of Bedford and a brother, Jerry Lee Smith of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a sister, Phyllis Robertson.

Private services are planned with burial in the Green Hill Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of James at www.daycarter.com.

July 24, 2009

Lois Chase

June 22, 1915 — July 23, 2009

Lois (Hatfield) Chase, 94, of Bedford, died Thursday at her son’s residence.

Born June 22, 1915, in Needmore, she was the daughter of Joel and Laura (Fields) Hatfield. She married Layne Sowder on July 20, 1935, and he preceded her in death on April 30, 1984. She later married Paul Chase on March 26, 1988, and he died on Jan. 20, 2002.

She retired in 1984 after working 27 years as a teller for the Bedford National Bank. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford and was a volunteer Pink Lady with the Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son, Mike Sowder and wife Yvonne “Dolly” Sowder of Bedford; one stepson, Frank Chase and wife Eva of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter-in-law, Nancy Sowder; one step-daughter-in-law, Annette Chase; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Don Sowder; one sister, Leonna Clampitt; four brothers, Vestal, Vaughn, John and Harland Hatfield; and one stepson, Roger Chase.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

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

Mary E. Walt

June 8, 1915 — July 23, 2009

Mary E. Walt, 94, of Orleans (Bromer area), died early Thursday at Mitchell Manor Health Care in Mitchell.

Mary was born June 8, 1915, in Bagdad, Ky., the daughter of Willis Leland and Amanda Samples Bland.

She was married to William Walt Sr. and he preceded in death on July 6, 1974.

Mary is survived by two daughters-in-law, Elaine Walt of Mitchell and Margaret Ann Walt of Bedford; one brother, Paul Douglas Bland of Shelbyville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Rick D. Walt, Darren P. Walt, Valari J. Knight, Debra K. Carter and Diana L. French; and nine great-grandchildren, Jason, Alicia, Ashley, Kyle, Jeremy, Kenneth, Tyler, Sarah, and Kree.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, George Walt and William Walt Jr.; four brothers, Lewis Bland, Floyd Bland, John Bland, and Edgar Bland; and seven sisters; Grace Melone, Pauline Reardon, Louise Adams, Gladys Melone, Elizabeth Lynn, Matilda Bland and infant Martha Bland.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in the Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 11 a.m. until the services at 1 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

July 23, 2009

Olive I. Eager

July 23, 1907 — July 21, 2009

Olive I. Eager, 101, Mitchell, passed away at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday at Paoli Health and Living Community.

Born July 23, 1907, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Perry and Emma (York) McCart. She married Ollie H. Eager May 16, 1925, and he preceded her in death April 8, 1991.

She was a homemaker and a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and the Ladies Mission Circle. Olive was a member of the Spice Valley Demonstration Club, volunteer for the American Red Cross Auxiliary and the Pink Ladies at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are daughters, Juanita Terry and husband Asa, Wilma Miller and husband Lloyd all of Mitchell, and Charlotte Brown of Seymour; a sister, Mary Ruth Dyer of Seymour; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 27 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; daughters, Norma Rose Tanksley (Oct. 17, 1999) and Betty Louise, infancy; infant son, Robert Eugene; sisters, Louise Eggers, Kathryn Wright, Fern Wicker, Bonnie Allen, Jewell Zimmerman; and brothers, Otha, Chriss, Lowell and William McCart, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Brother Stevie Terry officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Steve Terry, Terry Tanksley, David Miller, Kelly Brown, Tim Terry, Sissy Sproles, Jill Bennett and Joni Pridemore.

Memorial Gifts: Spice Valley Baptist Church

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

Jamison A. R. Essick

Dec. 11, 2008 — July 16, 2009

Jamison Allen Ray Essick, seven-month-old son of Kaitlin “Erin” Essick and Steven Allen Tolbert, died July 16 at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his mother, Kaitlin Essick and her fiance, Casey Garrison, both of Bedford; his father, Steven Tolbert, Greencastle; two grandmothers; his great-grandmother; two aunts; two uncles; several cousins and other relatives; and his caregivers, Jane Mitchell and Jean Mullis.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Friendly Bible Church, 730 Pearless Road, Bedford, with Tim Jenkins officiating.

Eva L. Parker

Oct. 30, 1917 — July 20, 2009

Eva L. Parker, 91, Bloomington, died Monday at Meadowood Health Pavilion.

Born Oct. 30, 1917, in Owen County, she was the daughter of George and Emma (Wiese) Coleman.

She had worked at McCormick’s Creek State Park and Midland Printing Press.

Survivors include one sister, Christine Hartzell, Anderson; one son, Charles Parker, Cloverdale; one daughter, Rosemary Head, Springville; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Walt

Mary E. Walt, 94, of Orleans, (Bromer) died early this morning, at Mitchell Manor Health Care in Mitchell. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

James Smith

James Smith, 84, of Bedford, died at 3:12 a.m. this morning at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 22, 2009

Helen B. Giles

July 2, 1926 — July 21, 2009

Helen B. Giles, 83, Paoli, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was a retired nurse’s assistant at Orange County Hospital and Paoli Nursing Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Giles, Bedford; one son, Sam Giles, Paoli; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Homer Bouher, Smithville.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli, with Phil Mininger officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

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

Savanna R. Watson

Savanna Rose Watson, 6, Bedford, daughter of Ronnie and Mollie Watson, died Monday at her residence. Services are planned for next week and arrangements will be announced later by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

July 21, 2009

Robert B. Douglas

April 6, 1919 — July 20, 2009

Robert B. Douglas, 90, Bedford, died at 3:03 a.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 6, 1919, in the Leesville area of Lawrence County, he was the son of Burley V. and May Gladys (Newland) Douglas. He married Lois Evelyn Moore on Oct. 17, 1943, and she survives.

He worked at GM Powertrain in Bedford, retiring in 1977 after 30 years of service. He was also a Wal-Mart greeter for eight years.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1937. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, He attended the First Church of God in Bedford for 50 years. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and UAW Local No. 440.

Surviving with his wife, Lois, of Bedford; are one sister, Ruth Newland Lewis Hill and husband John of Bedford; and one nephew, Frank Lewis, Vienna, Va.

He was preceded in death by one son, D. David Douglas on April 1, 2008, and his parents.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow with military rites by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Betty J. Pridemore

Nov. 22, 1925 — July 19, 2009

Betty Jean Pridemore, 84, Bedford, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at White River Lodge.

Born Nov. 22, 1925, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Wilbur L. and Beulah L. (Markum) Earley. She married Ralph E. Pridemore on May 30, 1943, in Bedford, and he survives.

She was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Bedford High School, and a member of the Donica Church of God and AARP.

Surviving with her husband Ralph of Bedford; are one son, Philip Pridemore of Kent, Wash.; and one sister, Barbara Johnson, Washington state.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Malcom Earley.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Rev. Kendall Hendrickson and the Rev. Trent Freed officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Avah N. Ollis

Oct. 1, 1910 — July 19, 2009

Avah Nelle Ollis, 98, Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown, formerly of Medora, died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

She was born Oct. 1, 1910, in Driftwood Township of Jackson County, the daughter of Eddie and Myrtle (Gibson) Nowling.

She graduated from Medora High School in May of 1930.

She became a member of the Medora Christian Church and was baptized March 21, 1928. While she was in the Holy Land, she was again baptized in the Jordan River on June 21, 1978. On Mother’s Day, 1993, she transferred her membership to the Ratcliff Grove Christian Church. Later, on May 6, 1997, it was changed to Driftwood Christian Church.

On Sept. 2, 1930, she was united in marriage to William Harry Ollis, at the United Brethren parsonage in Medora. They lived in Lawrence County all their married life, until he died April 24, 1973.

She was a member of the Lawrence County Ladies Chorus of Indiana for six years; a charter member of the Everybody Neighbors Home Demonstration Club; and she did volunteer work for the Red Cross during World War II. She was a Sunday School teacher.

She did volunteer work for Hoosier Christian Village nursing home for six years, and she wrote items for the Brownstown Banner for 13 years.

She was a charter member of the Medora Senior Citizens. In April 1989, she was chosen Senior Citizen Queen.

She did volunteer cancer and heart work for United Fund, and Red Cross for a number of years in Medora.

Her hobby was writing poetry, and she won a golden trophy at the World of Poetry Convention at Washington, D.C., for her poem, “From Autumn to Spring.”

Those who mourn her loss are several nieces and nephews and also a host of friends.

Her parents; a sister, Laverne Ault, who died Sept. 25, 1980; and a brother, Ivan Nowling, who died Jan. 20, 1997, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora, with ministers Mike Wall and Tom Cash officiating. Burial will be in the Proctor Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Memorials may be given to Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary or to the donor’s choice.

Kathleen R. Asbury

Aug. 1, 1929 — July 21, 2009

Kathleen Riester Asbury, born Aug. 1, 1929, in Lake County, Gary, Indiana. She died at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana on Tuesday, July 21.

Kathleen graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1944. She then attended and graduated from Indiana Central Beauty School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1946. She bought the Ideal Beauty Shop from Maida Hayes after serving her apprenticeship. She owned and operated the shop for 61 years and raised four children while working.

She accepted the Lord and was baptized at Blue Hole, east of Orleans and became a member of the Orleans First Baptist Church in 1951.

Kathleen married Jack Asbury Nov. 1, 1953. Three children survive, William Lee Asbury of Orleans, Julie Ann Asbury Edmonson of Orleans, and Amy Lou Asbury Wiseman of Bedford. Her daughter, Laura May Asbury preceded in death. She is also survived by five grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; six great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbor and the Rebekah Lodges. She was an Avon Representative for many years and later worked for Hoosier Uplands, staying with people all night, who needed care at home for a number of years. She was a hairdresser for Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home for more than 50 years.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery, near Campbellsburg.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Marvin Craig Jr.

June 19, 1945 — July 18, 2009

Marvin Craig Jr., 64, Bedford, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at his son’s residence in Bedford.

He was previously employed by Asplundh Tree Service as a tree trimmer.

Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Craig of Martin County, and Jennifer J. Craig, Bedford; three sons, Chris M. Craig, Jesse B. Craig, and Travis L. Craig, all of Bedford; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church, 8625 W. County Road 810 North, West Baden Springs, with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be at Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Online condolences are available at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick.

Melvin Wright

Sept. 23, 1933 — July 18, 2009

Melvin Wright, 75, 1137 Orleans St., Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

No services are scheduled.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hanson Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Olive I. Eager

Olive I. Eager, 102, Mitchell, passed away at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Paoli Health and Living Community. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

July 20, 2009

Walter ‘Butch’ Senger

Feb. 10, 1949 — July 18, 2009

Walter Dene “Butch” Senger, 60, Indianapolis, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at Forest Creek Village in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 10, 1949, in Bedford, he was the son of Walter and Bonnie (Paxton) Senger. He married Monta Sue Young March 1, 1975, and she preceded him in death May 18, 1999. On Dec. 6, 2003, he married Janis S. (Parker) Terrell.

He was a machinist for Regal-Beloit and retired from Hawk Corporation. Butch was a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church and attended Lifeway Baptist Church in Ellettsville.

Surviving are his wife, Janis S. Senger, Indianapolis; son, Brandon Dene Senger, Washington; stepson, Brian Simmerman, Fort Wayne; sisters, Pat Fish, Fort Wayne, and Diana Lewis, Bedford; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Gwennyth Simmerman.

His parents and first wife preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Pastor Kevin Albert officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Marvin Craig

Marvin Craig, 64, Bedford, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick.

Robert B. Douglas

Robert Burley Douglas, 90, Bedford, died at 3:03 a.m. this morning at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Betty Jean Pridemore

Betty Jean Pridemore, 83, Bedford, died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at White River Lodge in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Melvin Wright

Melvin Wright, 75, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 17, 2009

Hazel A. Blansett

May 6, 1924 — July 11, 2009

Hazel Annette Blansett, 85, of Bedford died Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born May 6, 1924, in Mount Airy, N.C., she was the daughter of Calvin and Bette Mills. She was married to Everett Lee Blansett for 49 years.

Survivors include one son, Marion Lee Blansett of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Blansett of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Irene Clark of Mount Airy, N.C.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Mary Annette Blansett; a sister, Era Inman; and two brothers, Harley and Robert Mills.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Skyline Memory Gardens in Mount Airy, N.C.

Arrangements are being coordinated by the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and Moody Funeral Services of Mount Airy, N.C.

Flora D. Bottorff

May 5, 1940 — July 16, 2009

Flora D. Bottorff, 69, Bedford, died at 11:04 a.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was a janitor at the LARC Center.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Schumacher, Tumwater, Wash., and Alice Ault, Seymour; and two brothers, Charles Bottorff and Floyd Bottorff, both of Medora.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Clear Springs.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday.

July 16, 2009

Sarah C. James

Sept. 13, 1917 — July 14, 2009

Sarah Catherine “Katie” James, 91, of 425 S Street, Bedford, died at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Sept. 13, 1917, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Farris and Sarah (Dalton) Bolding. She married John A. James in June 1948 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 2005.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Stephen A. James of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Donna Jean McClain Beasley in 1964; three sisters, Lola Hancock, Ruth Alexander and Elsie Dobkins; and two brothers, Ted and Chet Bolding.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Barbara J. Abel

Dec. 29, 1935 — July 15, 2009

Barbara Joann Abel, 73, of Mitchell, formerly of Burns City, died at 2:56 a.m. on Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She was born Dec. 29, 1935, Bicknell, the daughter of James and Ethel (Carter) Norrington. She married Robert D. Abel, and he preceded her in death in 2002.

She had previously worked at Ketcham Memorial Center in Odon.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Abel and wife Donetta of Dover Hill, and Jim Abel of Indianapolis; one daughter, Brenda White and husband Roger of Orleans; two sisters, Lavonda Wilson, and Connie Norrington, both of Mitchell; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons, Jerry, Rick, and Dennis Abel; one brother, Darrell Norrington; and one granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brocksmith Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.

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

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

July 15, 2009

Lois Maxine Fleenor

Oct. 16, 1932 — July 14, 2009

Lois Maxine Fleenor, 76, of 1921 Plaza Drive, Bedford, went to be with her Lord at 5:16 p.m. on Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

Born Oct. 16, 1932, in Clay Co., Ky., she was the daughter of George and Frances (Burnette) Henson. She married Boyd Fleenor on Jan. 16, 1953, and he preceded her in death.

She retired as a line worker at RCA in Bloomington. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Harrodsburg. She was a loving and very caring mother and grandmother with a God-given talent for song writing.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ritter and husband Danny of Needmore and Debra Lynn Andrews and husband William of Franklin; two sons, Michael Fleenor and wife Kelly of Oolitic and Scott Fleenor of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Jay, Jeff and Jade Ritter, Zachary Landstrom, Taylor Fleenor, Ashley Andrews; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Jerri Smith and husband Larry of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one daughter, Michelle Fleenor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Brent O’Neal and Brother Kenny Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

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

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

Sarah C. James

Sept. 13, 1917 — July 14, 2009

Sarah Catherine “Katie” James, 91, of 425 S St., Bedford, died at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Stephen A. James, Bedford.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

July 14, 2009

Dennis R. Sykes

Aug. 16, 1938 — July 13, 2009

Dennis R. Sykes, 70, died at 10 a.m. Monday at White River Lodge.

He was a painter for several years.

Survivors include two daughters, Katrina Jones, Oolitic, and Cathy Silvers, Bedford; seven grandchildren; and three brothers; and six sisters.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mundell Cemetery, Heltonville, with burial to follow.

No public visitation is planned.

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

Eleanor J. Powers

July 12, 1935 — July 12, 2009

Eleanor J. Powers, 74, Scottsburg, died at 9 p.m. on Sunday at Scott Memorial Hospital.

She was retired from Meadowview Health Care and Rehab in Salem.

Survivors include two sons, Keith E. Powers, Bedford, and Kenny R. Powers, Salem; a daughter, Sherri Johnson, Scottsburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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

Hazel Blansett

Hazel Blansett, 85, of Bedford, died Saturday at Westview Manor in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 13, 2009

Robert A. Dinkins

Sept. 4, 1935 — July 11, 2009

Robert Allen “Bob/Dink” Dinkins, 74, Mitchell, formerly of Columbus, died at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Health Care Center in Mitchell.

He was born Sept. 4, 1935, in Fort Wayne, the son of Fred Allen and Alma (Mundt) Dinkins. He married MaryLou Clements on Oct. 6, 1975, in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and she survives.

He had worked for Rep and Mundt Construction Company for many years; and had also worked for Sears & Roebuck & Company; Construction Development; and Lees Inn Hotels.

He attended St. Peters Lutheran School in Columbus and is a 1953 graduate of Columbus High School. He attended Franklin College and attained an Associates Degree.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in Korea from 1953-55.

He was a longtime member of St. Peters Lutheran Church at Waymansville and Columbus. He was currently a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford, where he sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Surviving with his wife, MaryLou of Mitchell; are daughters, Pam (Archie) Kappel, Terre Haute, Linda Reed, Nashville, Elizabeth (Alan) Kays, Columbus, and Barbara (David) Irwin, Nashville, son, Jeff (Marci) Bennett, West Baden; grandchildren, Craig Allen Kappel, Reno, Nev., Alyssa (Kevin) Murphy, Indianapolis, Robert (fiancé Roberta) Reed, Joseph William (Carrie) Reed and Christopher Reed, Benjamin (fiancé Kelly) Kays and Charles Alan Dinkins Kays, all of Columbus, Matthew Kays, Denver, Colo., Kimberlee Kays, Justin (fiancé Kristen) Irwin and Nicholas (fiancé Tessa) Irwin, all of Columbus, Kyle Irwin, Nashville, Timothy and Heather Bennett, Jasper and Steven and Brandon Bennett, Terre Haute, 11 great-grandchildren; and his first wife; Margie (George) Faure of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Steven Douglas Bennett

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hathaway-Meyers Chapel, 1022 Pearl St., Columbus, with Pastors John Beabout and Paul Newman officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus with military graveside rites by the Bartholomew County Color Guard.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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

July 11, 2009

Wilma E. Crawford

March 14, 1915 — July 10, 2009

Wilma Evelyn Crawford, 94, of Bedford, died at 10:50 a.m. on Friday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was employed at the Bedford Public Library from 1964 to 1972.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Ann Stark, Kissimmee, Fla., and Josephine Stuckey, Bedford; one son, Warren Crawford, Mitchell; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions be made to the Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project or Habitat for Humanity.

Online condolences at www.daycarter.com.

July 10, 2009

Jean A. Sproull

Dec. 9, 1950 — July 8, 2009

Jean Amberg Sproull, 58, of Springville, died at 6:06 p.m. on Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1950 in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Robert and Catherine (Galeano) Amberg. She married Charles Sproull on April 3, 1976, and he survives.

She was a homemaker, a teacher at the Springville Christian School and worked in the produce department at JayC Plus Grocery Store. She was a member of the Life Tabernacle Church in Springville.

Surviving with her husband, Charles; are five children, Rebecca Romine and husband Paul of Bedford, David Sproull of Seattle, Wash., Timothy Sproull and wife Jodi of Springville, Sarah McCluskey and husband, Jeremy of Springville, and Stephen Sproull of Springville; four grandchildren, Daven and Morgan Sproull, and Madelyn and Lilly McCluskey; Joe Chapman who has been in the family since 1993; one sister, Barbara Amberg of San Francisco, Calif.; and two brothers, Rob Amberg of Marshall, N.C. and Mark Amberg of Washington, D.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Life Tabernacle Church in Springville with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Life Tabernacle Church.

The family asks that friends consider 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 Jean at www.daycarter.com.

Georgia W. Jones

April 3, 1936 — July 8, 2009

Georgia Wilma Jones, 73, of 1306 Popcorn Road, Springville, died Wednesday at her residence.

Born April 3, 1936, in Wayne County, Ky., she was the daughter of William Howard and Sara (Tucker) Maxwell. She married Jessie J. Jones on Dec. 26, 1952 and he survives.

She was a line worker and inspector for RCA in Bloomington and was a Pentecostal Evangelist for many years. She was a member of the Wildflower Pentecostal Church in Mitchell.

Surviving with her husband, Jessie of Springville; are four sons, Tom Jones and wife Geneva of Bedford, Ronnie Jones, Paul Jones and wife Sara, and Scott Jones and wife Jacque, all of Springville; two daughters, Rita Reynolds and husband Tommy of Monticello, Ky., and Maria Terry of Bedford; two sisters, Marie McCollough and Mae Tucker both of Louisville, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; six sisters; and one great-grandson, Daniel Reynolds.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday the Oak Grove Church with Bro. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Thomas A. Montgomery

May 8, 1933 — July 9, 2009

Thomas Ashley Montgomery, 76, of Orleans, died early Thursday morning at his home.

He was a farmer, heavy equipment operator and was employed by the USDA Soil Conservation service for 35 years, serving several counties throughout Indiana.

He was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean War and in the United States Air Force during the Berlin Airlift. He continued service with the Air Force Reserves for a culmination of 40 years to his country.

He was born May 8, 1933, in Posey County, the son of Corsey L. and Nellie C. Vaught Montgomery. He married Katherine L. Farrar on September 13, 1957 and she survives.

He is also survived by his daughter, Ruth Ann Montgomery of Logansport; and a son, Thomas E. Montgomery and wife Linda of Bedford; three grandchildren, Bryan Montgomery and wife Laura, Ashley Montgomery and Casey Montgomery, all of Bedford; and two sisters, Louisa Deckard of Bloomington and Ellen McIntyre of Nashville, Tenn.

Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Bro. Lee Hupp officiating. A private burial will be held in the Liberty Cemetery, Cynthiana.

Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. until the funeral on Saturday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochs-tetrick.net.

Mary Barrett

April 11, 1927 — July 9, 2009

Mary Barrett, 82, of Bedford, died at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Survivors include one brother, Herschel Morrow, Bedford; and one sister, Renolda King, French Lick.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at the Stephenson Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Altha O. Kelley

Oct. 11, 1914 — July 9, 2009

Altha O. Southern Kelley, 94, of Heltonville, died Thursday at the Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Lois McIntyre, Edwardsville, Kan., Marilyn Kay Turner, Heltonville, and Lena Katherine Stansbury of Houston, Texas; two sons, James Kelley, Heltonville, and Keith Kelley, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 23 grandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Bagwell, Bloomington; and a brother, Glen Southern, Oolitic.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37. Burial will follow at Mt. Ebal Cemetery.

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

July 09, 2009

Donald M. Tolliver

Aug. 19, 1921 — July 7, 2009

Donald M. Tolliver, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 19, 1921, in Brownstown, he was the son of John Irvin and Verna May (Mathers) Tolliver. He married Carol Rae Tharp Oct. 5, 1946, and she preceded him in death Sept. 27, 1996.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company in September of 1983 with 371⁄2 years of service, and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Don played four years of basketball for Brownstown High School and graduated in 1939. He was a loyal IU Basketball fan.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include sons, Gerald W. Tolliver and fiancee´ Patty Thoms of Mitchell, and Mark W. Tolliver and wife Beth of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; and sisters, Lourin Endwright, Mab Griffith, Eulah Holcomb, and Frances Kamman, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Roland Holtsclaw, Brother Frank Johnson and Brother Russell Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jason Tolliver, Bryan Tolliver, Kevin Tolliver, Adam Tolliver, James Tolliver, Mark Tolliver, and Gerald Tolliver.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Service

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

Mary J. McDowell

April 15, 1925 — July 8, 2009

Mary J. McDowell, 84, of Springville, went peacefully to be with her Lord on Wednesday with family by her side at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born April 15, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Cornie and Tressie (Swango) Kirkman.

Mary was a founding member of Calvary Chapel Church at 1201 ‘O’ Street in Bedford where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Judy Sipes and husband Larry of Mitchell, Jim McDowell and wife Karen of Bedford, Gaye Ann Stewart and husband Rick of Bedford, Jon McDowell and wife Kathy of Springville; sister, Mona Gale Turner and husband Frank of Oolitic; brother, Jim Kirkman and wife Mary of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Opal, to whom she would have been married 68 years on July 12; a sister, Barbara; a brother, Jack; and a grandson, Justin McDowell.

Funeral services for Mary will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Calvary Chapel Church with Pastor Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

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

Agnes Qualkenbush

Agnes D. Quackenbush, of Bedford, died Tuesday at the Bliss House in Bedford.

She was born in Indianapolis, the daughter of John S. and Pearl (Thomas) Roberts. She married Charles Quackenbush on June 27, 1942 and he died Jan. 9, 1993.

She was a retired proof-reader for the newspaper in Tiffen, Ohio and for the Times-Mail in Bedford.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Roberts of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Catherine Wendt; and a son, Eric Quackenbush.

Private graveside services were conducted on Thursday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Vicky S. Kinney

June 27, 1944 — July 7, 2009

Vicky S. (Walker) Kinney, 65, Martinsville, died Tuesday at her residence.

She was a dental hygienist for Dr. Rhett Tharp at Gentle Dental in Bloomington and for the Ellettsville Dental Clinic. She retired in 2006.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; her son, Ryan French, Lafayette; daughter, Andrea Mitchell, Martinsville; stepdaughter, Jamie Doty, Tullahoma, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Shelley Kinney, Indianapolis; her parents, Kermit and Velma (Barnes) Walker, both of Mitchell; brother, Gary Walker, Williams; sister, Diane Dixon, Mitchell; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Vicky will be cremated and a memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday at The Funeral Chapel, 3000 East Third Street in Bloomington.

Memorials: Quality of Life Foundation, c/o Regional Cancer Center, 2209 John R. Wooden Drive, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Costin Funeral Chapel, www.costinfuneralchapel.com.

Mary A. Pinnick

Mary Ann Longest Pinnick, 36, of Mitchell died Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

She is survived by her mother, Donna Meehan, French Lick; her father, John Longest, Williams; two daughters, Whitney Michelle Scherschel and Cherilyn Jane Reynolds, both of West Baden; One brother, John Eric Longest, of Tennessee; a sister, Brandie Lynn Bundy.Mitchell; and one grandson.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no public visitation.

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

July 08, 2009

Sue Ellen Hunter

April 20, 1960 — July 6, 2009

Sue Ellen Hunter, 49, Heltonville, formerly of Jackson County, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was a member of the North Bedford Church of Christ. While living in Jackson County, she had worked at one time at the Jackson-Jennings Co-Op Station in Brownstown. She worked part time for the Brownstown school system in maintenance and also as a part-time bus driver. She was proud to have home schooled her children. She was a board member for the Lawrence County Fair, 4-H Council. She was chairman of the 4-H Building and instrumental in creating the new Home and Family Arts Building at the fair. She loved going to yard sales in her spare time but, more importantly, she enjoyed being a wife and mother to her family.

Born April 20, 1960, in Seymour, she was the daughter of the late Howard T. and Arnieta (Shepherd) Waggoner Jr. Both parents preceded her in death. On Dec. 26, 1982, in Freetown, she married Dwight Hunter, and he survives.

Other survivors include, two children at home, Amelia L. Hunter and Ethan A. Hunter; two sisters, Jill (Kevin) McKay of Spencer, and April (Bob) Niewedde of Freetown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Howard Dwight Hunter.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the North Bedford Church of Christ with Walter Hunter and Darren Storey officiating. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the North Bedford Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center or the donor’s choice.

Online condolences are available at www.w-wfuneralhome.biz.

Charles L. Cole

June 11, 1933 — July 6, 2009

Charles L. Cole, 76, Campbellsburg, died at 4:38 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was retired from Smith Cabinet Company.

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

Survivors include three sons, Charles Cole Jr., Campbellsburg, James Cole, Kimberly, Wis., and Shawn Cole, Mitchell; three daughters, Dawn Beams, Fredericksburg, Opal Curry, Milton, Ky., and Leona Pavey, Paoli; five brothers, Robert W., Alfred Ray and James, all of Salem, Norman Cole, Campbellsburg, and Tommy Cole, Orleans; two sisters, Linda Dotson and Sharon Allen, both of Campbellsburg; and 13 grandchildren.

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

The Weathers Funeral Home in Campbellsburg is in charge of the arrangements.

July 07, 2009

Kathy V. Turner

Dec. 25, 1968 — July 5, 2009

Kathy V. Turner, 40, Mitchell, died Sunday evening at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey Turner, Mitchell; children, Brandon Turner, Mitchell, Holly Turner, Mitchell, and Whitney Morrow, Mitchell; her mother and stepfather, Sharon and Tom Ward, Bedford; siblings, Yvonne Diane Early, Spencer, Richard David Craig, Virginia, Deborah Lynn Bauer, Cannelburg, and Sandra JoAnn Guthrie, Huron; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Connerley Switch Cemetery with Sister Judy Kern officiating. Burial will follow

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

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

July 06, 2009

Robert Chad Clifton

July 21, 1973 — July 2, 2009

Robert Chad Clifton, 35, of 1308 Oak Manor, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born July 21, 1973, in Linton, he was the son of Newell G. and Judy A. (Fish) Clifton.

He was employed with Cosner Ice Company and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He first married Michelle Morley and then later married Holly Kimbley, who both survive. Also surviving are his parents of Bedford, four children; Alexis Nicole Clifton of Mitchell, Brianna Nichole Clifton, Jeffery Shane Clifton and Mackenzie Elizabeth Clifton, all of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Nellie Hunter of Worthington; paternal grandmother, Genefern Clifton of Bedford; his companion, Tracy Mathis of Bedford; one uncle, Marvin Lynn Fish and wife Linda of Lyons; three aunts, Janie Millspaugh and husband Chuck of Worthington, Barbara Buskirk, Birmingham, Ala. and Janet Hancock and husband Terry of Socorro, N.M.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Claude Clifton; maternal grandfather, Emmitt Lynn Fish; and one brother, Jeffery Clifton.

He loved his family and friends dearly. He loved all sports. His favorites were NASCAR, basketball and pool.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Beth Ann Cook and the Rev. L. Ray Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bedford First United Methodist Church youth & children’s programs.

Rhonda Burcham

May 9, 1962 — July 3, 2009

Rhonda Burcham, 47, Bedford, died at 6:23 p.m. on Friday at her residence.

She was born May 9, 1962, in Bedford, the daughter of Robert R. and Velda J. (Zigler) Hughes. She married Gregory D. Burcham on Nov. 23, 1984, and he survives.

She was employed at Champion Linen and was also a homemaker. She was a 1980 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School.

She was a wonderful, loving, mother and wife.

Surviving with her husband, Greg, of Bedford; are her parents, Robert and Veida Hughes of Bedford; two sons, Jared D. Burcham and Jordan T. Burcham, both of Bedford; a sister, Christina Emmons of Bedford; her maternal grandmother, Mary Zigler of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; and two loving dogs, Colleen and Scarlet.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Onis “Bill” R. Zigler; and her paternal grandparents, George and Lyvada Hughes.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Community Church.

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

Rex Lee Smith

Aug. 22, 1942 — July 5, 2009

Rex Lee Smith, 66, of Springville, passed away Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born Aug. 22, 1942, to William Dale Smith and Hazel Elnora (Smith) Smith.

Rex graduated from Bloomington High School and then attended McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.

He worked for Westinghouse and then for the U.S. Post Office. After retiring from the U.S. Post Office he enjoyed mowing golf courses at the Pointe and most recently the Bloomington Country Club.

Rex was a Bloomington Little League Coach from 1972-1987 and belonged to the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly (Hudelson) Smith; children, Rex Allen, Melissa Hollars, Randy, Wally, Bailey, Dalton and Carson Smith; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Janet (Wyatt) Smith; and his son George Smith.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home.

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

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Riley Hospital.

Fred Dawson

Fred Dawson, 77, Bedford, passed away on June 19 from complications of Alzheimer’s.

He was interred in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery on June 22 without his family’s knowledge.

Fred moved to Bedford in 2000 following the death of his wife of 49 years, Phyllis.

He is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters.

A celebration of Fred’s life was shared by friends and family in Williamsport on June 29.

July 05, 2009

Jesse Del VanPelt

March 12, 1974 — July 3, 2009

Jesse Del VanPelt, 35, of Springville, passed away in the Bedford Regional Hospital on July 3, 2009.

He was born on March 12, 1974, in Bloomington to Gary and Connie (Rogers) VanPelt.

Jesse was a loving father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. Jesse was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved his dogs.

Jesses leaves behind his wife, Coralee (Felton) VanPelt, and his children, Michael, Trevor, Kyle, Kody, Jesse II and Savanna. He also leaves behind his parents, Gary and Connie VanPelt; his sister, Christa Turpin, and her husband, Ernest; his niece, Tashiana Abram, and nephew, Cody Fiscus, and several aunts and uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son Tyler, and his grandparents.

Services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Day Funeral Home.

Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.mem.com.

Mary F. Wessel

Sept. 13, 1935 — July 2, 2009

Mary F. Wessel, 73, of Bedford, died 7:30 a.m. Thursday at her residence.

Born Sept. 13, 1935, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wayne and Catherine (Weir) Fender.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Southland Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include her father, Wayne Fender of Bedford; two daughters, Penny Perry and husband Sam of Bedford and Kathy Becks of Wichita, Kan.; five sons, Bruce Wessel and wife Sherry, and Danny Wessel and wife Judy, all of Frankfort, Rickey Wessel and wife Pam, Dennis Wessel and wife Debbie, and Jackie Wessel and wife Heather, all of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Cunningham and Brenda Brummett, both of Bedford; and two stepbrothers, Winfred Headdy and Jerry Headdy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Wessel Jr., who died Oct. 11, 2006; her mother; her stepmother, Daphene Fender; one daughter, Lana Kay Wessel; one sister, Marilyn Miller; one brother, Ronald Fender; one stepbrother, Billy Headdy; and one stepsister, Doris Anderson.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Bud Smith officiating. Burial will be at Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

Forrest W. ‘Fade’ Mathews

March 29, 1916 — July 2, 2009

Forrest W. “Fade” Mathews, 93, of Bedford, died 2:20 p.m. Thursday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born March 29, 1916, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dewey and Ruth (Root) Mathews.

He was a 1934 graduate of Bedford High School.

He married Katherine Bailey Jan. 19, 1946, in Lawrence County, and she survives.

He was in the auto parts business selling Mac Tools.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 514th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

He was very devoted to his family, and cherished the time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Mathews; three sons, Cladie Bailey and wife Phyllis of Nashville, Mark Mathews and Marsha, and Dan Mathews and wife Kristi, all of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne Mathews of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special aunt, Liberty Root.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Root.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Brother Jim Root and the Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #33.

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

Cynthia Lou Grace

Nov. 30, 1954 — July 2, 2009

Cynthia Lou Grace, 54, of Mitchell, died Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

She had been employed at West Baden Springs Hotel.

Survivors include her husband, Ken Grace of Mitchell; one son, Timothy Ely of Mitchell; her mother, Betty Walther of Orleans; four stepchildren, Kayla Grace, Kenneth Grace and Kenna Grace, all of Mitchell and Dyllan Lawson of Pekin; and four sisters, Patricia Stroud of Georgia, Etta Jo Crane of Mitchell, Linda Crane of Bedford and Kim Hardy of Orleans.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tunnelton Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Chester Asbury

Feb. 6, 1935 — July 2, 2009

Chester Asbury, 74, of West Baden, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

He was retired from Paoli Inc.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Asbury; three sons, Randy Asbury, Roger Asbury and Dennis Asbury, all of West Baden; one daughter, Debbie Blackburn of Paoli; and one brother, Vernon Asbury of Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli. Burial will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery.

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

July 03, 2009

Lester C. Edwards

Oct. 27, 1919 — July 1, 2009

Lester C. Edwards, 89, Orleans, died Wednesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

He was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Lawrence County, the son of Homer and Carrie Knight Edwards. He married Beatrice Wells on Jan. 21, 1987, and she survives.

He had owned a fleet of trucks and was a retired building contractor and land developer. He was baptized May 21, 2003.

Surviving with his wife, Beatrice; are one daughter, Linda and husband Don Sharp of Bloomfield; one granddaughter, Laura and husband Jim Smith of Orleans; two nieces, Marcia Jackson of Martinsville, and Teresa Hall of Indianapolis; one great-niece; one great-great-niece; and one great-great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Lorena Hall.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Patrick Sinnott officiating. Burial will be in Kay’s Chapel Cemetery in Washington County.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

July 02, 2009

William C. Hunter

Sept. 29, 1931 — June 30, 2009

William C. “Bill” Hunter, 77, of Bedford died at 10:26 p.m.. on Tuesday at the StoneBridge Health Campus. Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Heltonville, he was the son of Eithel Morris and Faye Marie (Pender) Hunter. He married Phyllis J. Sherlock on June 13, 1974, and she survives.

He was a retired supervisor at RCA, a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and Heltonville Area Veterans.

Surviving with his wife Phyllis of Bedford; are one son, Phillip Hoffsetz and his wife Barbara of Noblesville; two daughters, Jackie Adams and her husband Bruce of Springville, and Rhonda Morris and her husband Greg of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Jason and Stacey Hoffsetz, Lisa Webb, Michael Braffet, Traci Dayhoff, Cindy Gorecki, Kyle and Kelsie Morris; six great-grandchildren, Emma and Katie Hoffsetz, Sydney, Dylan and Brendan Webb and Jackson Dayhoff; and one sister, Rosemary Hunter of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Martha Jean Hunter; special granddad, Morton C. Hunter; one sister, Jaynella Hunter; and one brother, Robert J. “Bob” Hunter.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Charlie Scott officiating. At Bill’s request cremation was chosen.

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

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

Sr. Mary Jane Ofer

Sept. 22, 1917 — June 30, 2009

Sr. Mary Jane Ofer, OSB (formerly Mary Joceal), 91, died Tuesday at Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove.

In 1933, while still in high school, she entered Monastery Immaculate Conception. Sr. Mary Jane transferred from Ferdinand and became a founding member of Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove in the early 1960’s. She was in active ministry as a teacher and organist for 56 years before retiring in 1993. Her assignments included: St. Joe Hill, Sellersburg; St. Meinrad, St. Meinrad; St. Ann’s, Belcourt, N.D.; St. Henry, St. Henry; St. Michael, Cannelton; St. Mary of the Knobs, Floyds Knobs; St. Pius, Troy; and St. Mary’s, Mitchell. Survivors include her brother, Hubert Ofer, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; nieces and nephews; and her religious community.

Reception of the body will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Our Lady of Grace Monastery chapel, with a viewing from 4-8 p.m. There will be a wake service beginning at 7 p.m. Additional viewing will be from 2-4 p.m. on Friday.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Friday.

Contributions in Sr. Mary Jane’s memory may be made to the Sisters Retirement Fund c/o Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Avenue, Beech Grove, IN 46107.

Wayne W. Pruett

March 31, 1922 — June 30, 2009

Wayne Willard Pruett, 87, of Indianapolis, a Bedford native, died on Tuesday at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.

He retired as director of property valuation for the State Board of Tax Commissioners.

Survivors include his wife, Lindy (Newton) Pruett, Indianapolis; two daughters, Peggy Chambers, Bloomington and Brenda Baker, Indianapolis; three sons, Michael D. Pruett, Orlando, Fla., Roger Pruett, Bloomington and C. Michael Stigler, Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wheeler Mission or MCCSC Foundation in care of The Funeral Chapel of Powell, Deckard and Costin, 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN 47401.

Online condolences are available at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

July 01, 2009

Seth D. Lavender

Aug. 13, 1985 — June 28, 2009

Seth D. Lavender, 23, Bloomfield, died at 8:28 p.m. Sunday in Solsberry.

Survivors include his parents, Dennis and Linda Lavender of Bloomfield; two brothers, Brady Lavender, Springville, and Nash Lavender, Indianapolis; his grandmother, Delma Laughlin, Bloomfield; and one niece.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Byron Williams officiating. Burial will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington.

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

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com

Donald L. Long

Dec. 8, 1940 — June 30, 2009

Donald L. Long, 68, Paoli, died at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday in English.

He was a retired, self-employed mechanic.

Survivors include Donald Long Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; three daughters, Sherry Grimes, Slaughters, Ky., Lisa Livingston, Clarksville, and Tina Qualkenbush, French Lick; one brother, Phillip Long, Orleans; two sisters, Judy Atkinson, Bedford, and Glenda Long, English; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli. Burial will follow at Highfill Chapel.

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

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