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2009-08 (August)

August 31, 2009

Larry E. Bond

July 2, 1951 — Aug. 30, 2009

Larry E. Bond, 58, Bedford, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born July 2, 1951, in Lawrence County, the son of Marion “Eddie” and Maggie Maxine (Brown) Bond. He married Fran Owen on July 3, 1981, and she survives.

He was employed as a foreman at Elliott Stone for 18 years, and then became a self-employed contractor.

He was a 1969 graduate of Bedford High School. He attended the First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving with his wife, Fran Bond of Bedford; are two daughters, Maggie Michelle Bond of Evansville, and Mollie Marie Bond, at home; his father, Marion “Eddie” Bond of Bedford; one brother, Gary Bond and wife Angie of Bedford; two sisters, Sheila F. Davis and husband Mike of Bedford, and Diana Phebus and husband Ben of Evansville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Maggie; and stepmother, Virginia.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, the Limestone Girls Club, or the North Lawrence Community School Foundation in memory of Larry E. Bond.

Edna M. Hudson

March 16, 1918 — Aug. 29, 2009

Edna Mae Hudson, 91, Country Squire Lakes, North Vernon, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:05 a.m. on Saturday at the Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born March 16, 1918, in Lapel, she was the daughter of James Leo and Katherine (Mattox) Forrer. She married George J. Rambo on Feb. 27, 1938, and he preceded her in death on May 10, 1988. She then married Bernard J. Hudson on Jan. 10, 1993, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 2008.

She formerly worked as a program director with bowling center operations of Brunswick. She was also a certified bowling instructor by the Indiana Bowling Proprietors Association and the American Junior Bowling Association (now YABA).

She was a graduate of the Approved University of Beauty Culture in Indianapolis.

She was a member of The Lord’s Chapel in North Vernon and a former member of Englewood Baptist Church. She was a 49-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 33, a member of the Ruth Beck Chapter of Beta Beta Lambda, a permanent member of Woman’s Bowling International Congress and a charter member of the Bedford Women’s Hall of Fame.

Survivors include one daughter, Leeann Donavich and husband Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Lana Lalim of Strawberry, Ariz.; Terry J. Smith and wife Mary Jane of Blaine, Wash.; and Katie Mae Bieschke and husband Dan of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Ronald Hudson and wife Kayla, Rick Hudson and wife Elisa, and Lynn Shaw and her husband, Rick; seven stepgrandchildren; brother-in-law, Earl Hudson and wife Mildred of Beech Grove; and sister-in-law Eileen Hudson of Mesa, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, George J. Rambo and Bernard J. Hudson; one grandchild, Lisa Ann Justice; and one great-grandchild, Thomas J. “T.J.” Malott.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow.

No public visitation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Jennings County, 245 Norris Avenue, North Vernon, IN 47265.

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

Nora Tumey

Sept. 6, 1921 — Aug. 29. 2009

Nora “Ruth” Tumey, 87, 176 Larry Tincher Lane, Bedford, died at 1:11 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Hart County, Ky., the daughter of Virgil L. and Mariah Belle (Cobble) Srygler. She married the Rev. Joseph H. Tumey on April 10, 1939, in Bedford and he preceded her in death on March 31, 1988.

She was the former owner of Tumeys Restaurant in Needmore. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Lucy Carolyn Tincher and husband Larry of Bedford; one son, Philip Powell Tumey and wife Gloria of Brownsburg; eight grandchildren, Joseph Harrel Tumey III of Columbus, Kari Michelle Cirillo, Melissa Jo Lynch, Kimberly Ann Long, Eric Thomas Tincher, and Justin Chad Tincher, all of Bedford, Mariah Ann Tumey of Indianapolis, and Devin Graham Tumey of Coatsville; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandaughter; one sister, Elizabeth Shaff of Bedford; one brother, Edward Swigler and wife Lucille of Bedford; and daughter-in-law, Linda Tumey of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Joseph H. Tumey Jr.; and five sisters, Vern Devore, Thelma Shaff, Evelyn Rodgers, Maragret Hillenburg, Lula Turpin

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Pall bearers will be: Joseph H. Tumey III, Eric Tincher, Chad Tincher, Jim Lynch (Honorary), Adam Long (Honorary), Devin Tumey, Ben Cirillo and Joseph H. Tumey IV.

Betty J. Prince

May 23, 1935 — Aug. 28, 2009

Betty J. (Murphy) Prince, 74, Springville, died Friday at Monroe Hospital.

Born May 23, 1935, she was the daughter of Raymond and Nora (Combs) Murphy.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Prince, Springville; two sons, William Prince and Barbara of Springville, and Bob Prince Jr. and Nancy of Fayetteville; one daughter, Pattianne Brock and Merle of Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, James Murphy and Wanda of Bedford, and Sam Murphy and Corine of Zionsville; daughter-in-law, Vonita Rollins; grandchildren, Bridget Brock, Crystal McKee and Steve, James Prince and Leah, David Prince, Tiffany Prince, Nathan Nier and Wakako, Crystal Beeson and Brian, Kayla Nier, Samantha Nier, and Jeremy Hall; great-grandchildren Keenan, Kense, Kalie, Travis, Landon, Videloia, Ave Rose, Lilly, Bailey and Parker; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Wes Murphy; sister, Patty Hilderbrand; two great-grandchildren, W.R. Hall and Lydia Hall; one great-granddaughter, Jordan McKee.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Pastor John Turpin officiating. Burial will be at Robertson Cemetery.

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

Tilda L. Herald

Jan. 28, 1930 — Aug. 30, 2009

Tilda Lee Herald, 79, Mitchell, passed away at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include her children, Millie Smith, Mitchell, Cynthia (Estel) Owens, Springville, Jerry Herald, Mitchell, Tom Herald, Alabama, Nancy Conley, Mitchell, Jeremiah Herald, Bloomington, and Johnnie (Patricia) Herald, Mitchell; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, in Mitchell Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan and Brother Bill Johnson officiating.

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

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

Juanita Tanksley

Juanita Tanksley, 79, Mitchell, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Opal G. Stilwell

Opal G. Stilwell, 92, Bedford, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

August 29, 2009

Mary Huff

Jan. 12, 1930 — Aug. 28, 2009

Mary “Kathleen” Huff, 79, West Baden Springs, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington.

She was an employee in the cafeteria at Paoli Community Schools.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Wilzbacher, Haubstadt, Sandra Burger, Orleans, Connie Mazer, Clarkson, Ky.; one son, John Huff, Paoli; four sisters, Mabel Jones, West Baden, Maggie Ray, Bedford, Laura Riley, Plainfield, and Goldie Tedrow, Danville; two brothers, Sam Moffatt, West Baden, and Raymond Moffatt, French Lick; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli with Brother John Moffatt officiating. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

August 28, 2009

George N. Luallen

July 3, 1927 — Aug. 26, 2009

George N. Luallen, 82, of 410 W. 10th St., Oolitic, died at 6:43 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born July 3, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Fred and Ethel (Owens) Luallen. He married Sara F. Herr in 1984 and she survives.

Luallen served in the Korean War in U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the Bedford Police Department in 1951, was promoted to Captain in 1957, graduated from the FBI National Academy in 1959, and became Chief of Police in 1961.

He was the proud owner of Keach & Grove Real Estate and Luallen & Associates, Inc.

He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene, Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, and the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM. Survivors include his wife, Sara, of Oolitic; one daughter, Polly Luallen of Washington D.C.; one son, Bill Luallen of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Whitney, Kelsey and Jordan Luallen, all of Atlanta; one sister, and Martha Ritter of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Robert; and sisters, Chloe Covey, Mae Bartlett, and Mary Turner.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. today by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

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

Memorials may be considered for Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Lex A. Blanton

July 6, 2009 — Aug. 26, 2009

Lex Abram Blanton, infant son of Jeremy and Amanda (Love) Blanton, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Surviving are his parents, Jeremy and Amanda Blanton, Mitchell; twin brother, Leo Cash Blanton, at home; sister, Brittany Nicole Blanton, at home; grandparents, Edgar and Laura Love, Mitchell, Johnny Blanton, Mitchell, Rose Houston, Columbus; and great-grandfather, Gerald Bean, Salem.

A private family service is being planned.

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

Mable M. Holt

Jan. 5, 1934 — Aug. 27, 2009

Mable M. Holt, 75, Shoals, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on U.S. 50 in Loogootee on July 15.

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Greene County, the daughter of Carl and Leona (Christy) Spurgeon. She married Robert L. Holt in 1952, and he preceded her in death in December of 1979.

She was retired from the Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane, and attended the Shoals Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Linda Kaiser of Bedford, and Karen Terwiske and Brian of Dubois; two sons, Norman Holt and Susie, and Jimmy Holt, all of Shoals; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

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

August 27, 2009

Keith E. Rainey

Nov. 26, 1961 — Aug. 24, 2009

Keith Edward Rainey, 47, of Bloomington, died Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

He had worked as a manager of a grocery chain and other jobs.

Survivors include his mother, Myrtle E. Rainey, Bloomington; one sister, Teresa Richardson, Thorntown; and two brothers, Ronnie Rainey, Fort Worth, Texas, and Troy Rainey, Springville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.

Burial will be at Owensburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Keith Edward Rainey family in care of the funeral home.

August 26, 2009

Etta J. May

Mar. 13, 1928 — Aug. 26, 2009

Etta Jean (Silvers) May, 81, of Bedford, died at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa.

Born March 13, 1928, she was the daughter of William and Polly Silvers. She married Bill M. May, and he preceded her in death in 1978.

She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone/ATT after working for 30 years in Bedford and Bloomington. She then worked for 10 years at the Bedford Medical Center.

She was a member of the Oolitic Methodist Church, the Telephone Pioneers of Indiana and was actively involved in the C.W.A.

Survivors include one son, Douglas K. May and wife Vicki (Kneisel) May of Nashville; two grandchildren, G.M. Kent May of Orlando, Fla., and Sarah Tess May of West Lafayette; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Roberts of Bedford; one brother, Tracy Silvers and wife Hazel of Bedford; and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Silvers and Sandra Lovell, both of Bedford, and Judy Silvers of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Desda Blackburn; and four brothers, Carl, Jim, William (Shorty) Silvers and Bobby Lovell.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Mildred C. Delpha

Dec. 26, 1919 — Aug. 22, 2009

Mildred C. “Mid” Delpha, 89, Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Francis Hospital and Healthcare Center in Beech Grove.

Born Dec. 26, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lawrence A. Haungs and Mary Ann (Schmidt) Haungs. She married John P. Delpha on April 29, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2000.

She was a homemaker.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1937. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was formerly a member of the St. Vincent Altar Society.

Survivors include three sons, John Paul Delpha and wife Debbie of Spring, Texas, Larry Delpha and wife Kathryn of Greenwood, and James A. Delpha; one sister, Louise Haungs of Bedford; and one brother, Andrew Haungs and wife Theresa of Niles, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Alice Abel, Frances Wagner and Anna Haungs.

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

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Helen M. Elliott

April 29, 1919 — Aug. 24, 2009

Helen M. Elliott, 90, Orleans, died Monday Aug. 24 at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home.

She was born April 29, 1919, in Jackson County, to John and Nora (Bryant) Albertson. She married Glenn Elliott, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1991.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jack L. Elliott; three sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Carol Elliott of Orleans; two brothers, Albert Albertson of Bloomington and Ernest Albertson, Orleans; two sisters, Laura Phillips of Bedford and Kathleen Leeds of Champaign, Ill.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family request that memorials be made to the Orleans Christian Church.

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

Mary B. Duitz

Oct. 25, 1923 — Aug. 25, 2009

Mary B. (Bellville) Duitz, 85, Jeffersonville, and a Bedford native, died Tuesday at Providence Retirement Home in New Albany.

She worked as a clerk for L&N Railroad.

She is survived by her husband, Henry B. Duitz Jr., Jeffersonville; brother, Charles R. Bellville, Finley, Ohio; sister, Mildred Crutchfield, Bedford; two nieces; a nephew; and an adopted daughter, Stacy Kimmel, Corydon.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. Anthony Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

August 25, 2009

Mary K. Rosenbaum

Dec. 23, 1927 — Aug. 23, 2009

Mary Kathleen (Cecil) Rosenbaum, 81, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, where she had been in failing health for several months.

Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Virgil and Maudie (Fields) Cecil. She was the wife of Clyde E. Rosenbaum, and he survives.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Maudie Cecil; one sister, Mrs. Calvin Shirley; and one infant brother.

Mary Kathleen Rosenbaum is survived by her husband, Clyde E. Rosenbaum; two sons, Timothy Rosenbaum and wife Arvetta, and Anthony “Tony” Rosenbaum, all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Tawnya Sons of Bedford, Mrs. Elizabeth Brace of Harker Heights, Texas, and Robert Rosenbaum of Columbus, Ga.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary and Clyde were married on July 14, 1946, at the Tunnelton Methodist Church, where they are members.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be at Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

Virginia L. White

May 18, 1930 — Aug. 23, 2009

Virginia Lois “Mammy” White, 79, of Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, passed away at 10:18 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 18, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bernard Burton and Dessie (Owen) Ray. She married Ollan Arthur White on Oct. 19, 1976, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 1996.

She did her internship in nursing at Methodist Hospital and had been employed at Mitchell Manor and Hoosier Uplands. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her daughter Nola Colleen Jones of Alabama; daughter-in-law, Maxine Ashley of Orleans; stepchildren, Tony White of Greenwood, Rocky White of Louisiana, and Ollan Andre White of California; sisters, Flo George and Luella Russell, both of Mitchell; a brother, Harry Bill Burton of Florida; grandchildren, William Jones and Tiffany Jones; great-grandson, Aaron Michael McClain; and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, stepfather, Curt Ray; husband; son, Wesley Ryan Jones; grandchildren, Jorie Simmons, Shane Ryan Jones, and Ollan Wesley Jones; great-grandchildren, April and Alexandra Jones; and sister Marlene Bland, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Connerley Switch Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 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.

Helen M. Elliott

Helen M. Elliott, 90, Orleans, died Monday at Mitchell Manor. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

August 24, 2009

Jerry C. Meadows

Feb. 15, 1939 — Aug. 21, 2009

Jerry C. Meadows, 70, of 7649 State Road 58 East Heltonville died at 9:20 p.m. on Friday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 15, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Courtney and Frances (Chambers) Meadows. He married Louise Fleetwood, and she survives.

He was a retired materials handler for RCA, G.E. and Thompsons. He was a member of the IBEW Union Local 1424. He was of the Protestant faith; he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Surviving with his wife Louise are two sons, Jerry Meadows and Michael Meadows and wife Cathy, all of Heltonville; five grandchildren, Stacy Meadows of Heltonville, Frankie Everage of Bedford, and Chris Meadows, Ethan Meadows and Eric Tumey, all of Bedford; and five great-grandchildren, Nicholas Meadows, Mason Everage and Dayton Everage, all of Bedford, and Aslynn Bagshaw and Jaiden Bagshaw, both of Heltonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Frank and Alan; and three sisters: Laverne, Wilma and Janice.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 until 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bloomington Hospital Hospice.

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

Mary R. Giovanoni

April 4, 1941 — Aug. 23, 2009

Mary Rebecca Giovanoni, 68, Bedford, died at 2:06 a.m. on Sunday at her residence.

Born April 4, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of George J. and Mary Elizabeth (Dusard) Giovanoni.

She was an elementary school teacher, having taught at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Bedford from 1963-1981.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1959 and was a graduate of St. Mary’s of the Woods College in Terre Haute, in 1962. She was a former member of Kappa, Kappa, Kappa (Tri Kappa) Sorority, and an associate member of the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington.

Survivors include one brother, John David Giovanoni and wife Connie of Martinsville; her best friend and caregiver, Vicki Wathen of Bedford; three nieces, Regina Shepard, Mooresville, Angela Land and husband Mark of Greenwood, and Laura Kohut and husband Matt of Fishers; one nephew, John David Giovanoni II and wife Laura of Camby; seven great-nieces and one great-nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Fr. Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington.

Trudy A. Troutman

Nov. 30, 1948 — Aug. 22, 2009

Trudy Ann Troutman, 60, Mitchell, passed away at 4:23 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born Nov. 30, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Betty Lou (McCart) Dorsett.

Trudy received a nursing degree from Ivy Tech. She had been employed more than 25 years at Mitchell Manor and most recently at White River Lodge.

Surviving are daughter, Dana Sanders and husband Bryan of Bloomington; son, Shane Troutman and wife Lori of Mitchell; grandchildren, Jade Sanders, Christian Troutman, Jasmine Sanders, Dylan Sanders and Brea Sanders; and a sister, Sherry Brown of Mitchell.

Her parents; sisters, Connie Woods and Maureen Dorsett; and brother, Robert S. Dorsett, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Allen and the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 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.

Mildred C. Delpha

Mildred C. “Mid” Delpha, 89, Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at St. Francis Hospital and Healthcare Center in Beech Grove. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Mary K. Rosenbaum

Mary K. Rosenbaum, 81, Bedford, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Virginia L. White

Virginia Lois White, 69, Mitchell, died at 10:18 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

August 23, 2009

Dale E. Rainey

April 14, 1924 — Aug. 22, 2009

Dale E. Rainey, 85, of Williams, died Saturday at his residence.

Born April 14, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Walter and Emma (Kern) Rainey.

On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Delores M. Maze, who preceded him in death on March 20, 2008.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and received a World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

He was a retired Warehouse manager from Baker Furniture in Bedford, and he also worked at Buck Lemon Furniture in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Rainey and wife Sherry of Bedford and Eddie Dale Rainey of Bloomington; three daughters, Linda May and husband Royce of Bedford, Cindy Goen and long-time companion Norvin Jones of Williams and Judy Pittman and long-time companion Ronald Tolbert of Mitchell; one sister, Mildred Callahan of Bedford; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, Lester, Hubert, James R. and Winfred Rainey; five sisters, Macil Foddrill, Mabel Robertson, Lillie Hoopingarner, Elsie Findley and Doris Bartlett

He was a member of American Legion Post #33 in Bedford and the V.F.W. in Oolitic.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

Trudy Troutman

Nov. 30, 1948 — Aug. 22, 2009

Trudy Troutman, 60, of Mitchell, died Saturday at her residence.

She had been employed as a nurse for more than 30 years at Mitchell Manor and most recently at White River Lodge.

Survivors include one daughter, Dana Sanders of Bloomington; one son, Shane Troutman of Mitchell and one sister, Sherry Brown of Mitchell.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

August 22, 2009

Janet K. Tower

Janet Kendall Tower, 88, of Brandon, Fla., passed away Wednesday, of natural causes, after a brief stay at the Sun City Hospice House.

Originally from Bedford, she had spent the previous 24 years living in Punta Gorda, Fla., before moving to Brandon in 2004. Janet was an avid golfer, bowler, lover of nature and always a devout member of the Methodist Church.

She was a graduate of Purdue University and active in Alpha Xi Delta sorority, attaining the position of National Vice President in later years. During her years in Bedford, she was also active in the Girl Scouts of America, and was Director of Volunteers at the Bedford Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Albert Higgins Tower.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Jim) Williams and Jackie Jarrard; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Ashley Williams, Kristy (Jeremy) Robinson and Jeff (Lauren) Jarrard; and great-granddaughter, Ava Robinson; and her beloved cat, Toby.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful people that helped and cared for Mom during her many happy years residing at Hawthorne Estates in Brandon and the doctors and nurses of Tampa General Hospital. May God bless you in all you do.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon, Fla. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Wanda M. Bates

May 5, 1927 — Aug. 20, 2009

Wanda Mae Bates, 82, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday at her home in Princeton.

She was a homemaker and lived in Princeton most of her life.

She was born May 5, 1927, in Tennyson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Gordon and Eunice B. (Vitito) Witherspoon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Bates in 1976; and brother, Jack Gordon.

Wanda is survived by her nine children and their spouses, Patricia (Tim) O’Rourke of Bedford, Joe (Donna) Bates of Crystal Lake, Ill., Jerry (Billie) Bates of Hazelton, Priscilla (Ron) Caringer of Princeton, Barbara (Dale) Krieg of Princeton, Jeff (Donna) Bates of Patoka, Tim (Lana) Bates of Princeton, Tom (Karen) Bates of International Falls, Minn., and Pam Bates of Princeton; stepchildren and their families, Robert E. “Bud” (Priscilla) Bates of Owensboro, Ky., Bonnie (Jerry) Lance of Oakland City, and Ed (Vicki) Bates of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with the Pastor Kevin Wilson officiating. Burial will be at the Warnock Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Monday at the Colvin Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson County Animal Services. Envelopes will be available at Colvin Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

August 21, 2009

June 22, 1985 — Aug. 18, 2009

David Barton, 24, Bedford, died at 12:24 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Tiffani (Neubert) Barton, Bedford; a son, David Jewell Barton, Bedford; daughter, Trinity Lynn Barton, Bedford; three sisters, Abby Turpin, and Ryan Williams, both of Bedford, and Rhea Goss, Fargo, N.D.; his father, David Barton, South Bend; his mother, Veronica Jones (Vestor) of Bedford; and paternal grandparents, Gene Jones and Beverly of Willcox, Ariz.

Funeral services will be at noon on Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home on behalf of his family.

Emory E. Edwards

Sept. 28, 1930 — Aug. 19, 2009

Emory Earl “Bud” Edwards died at 4:53 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

Born in Orange County, he was the son of David Henry and Nellie Belle (Smith) Edwards. He married Joan Endris on Oct. 22, 1982, and she survives.

He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.

Surviving along with his wife; are six children, Vernon Edwards (and wife, Cheryl), Vickie Edwards Starr, Bev Saunders (and husband, Paul), Donna George (and husband, Darin), Brad Endris (and wife, Shannon), and Dana Sasser (and husband, Adam); 12 grandchildren, Amanda Hall, Tiffany Edwards, Josh Holt, Dustin George, Brittany Edwards, Leslie Saunders, Derek George, Thomas “T.J.” Saunders, Corey Endris, Zachary Sasser, Dylan Endris, and Isaiah Sasser; four-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie Conley and Mary Summers.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Raymond Edwards, Robert Edwards, Luther Edwards, Lloyd Sanders, Clyde Sanders, William Sanders, Raymond Sanders, and Menlo Sanders; and two sisters, Hazel Smith and Avis Flora.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Phil Thorne and Dr. Donald Philips officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

August 20, 2009

Virgil L. Shaff

Sept. 22, 1936 — Aug. 19, 2009

Virgil L. “Chick” Shaff, 72, Bedford, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

Born Sept. 22, 1936, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Srygler) Shaff. He married Janet L. Speer on Aug. 14, 1955, and they had just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

He retired in 1997 after 32 years of service at GE in Bloomington.

He was a 1954 graduate of Tunnelton High School. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the Gold Panning Association of America.

Survivors include his wife, Janet L. Shaff of Bedford; his mother, Elizabeth Shaff of Bedford; two sons, Larry Shaff and wife Debbie of Centerville, and John Shaff and wife Melanie of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Shaff Jr. and wife Judy of Bedford; and two sisters, Mary Alice Mattox and husband William of Bedford, and Betty Ann Cameron and husband Richard of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Shaff; and granddaughter, Mariah Shaff.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha, with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating.

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

August 19, 2009

Jerry D. Lewis

Dec. 20, 1956 — Aug. 13, 2009

Pastor Jerry Dean Lewis, 52, our beloved husband, father, brother and friend to us all is celebrating his new life with his Lord and Savior. He passed away on Aug. 13, after a brief struggle with an unexpected illness while vacationing in Naples, Fla. He will be missed by all. Everything he touched he did with passion. He lived a selfless life and would light up a room with his amazing smile.

Jerry Dean was born to Robert Dean and Marva Jean Lewis on Dec. 20, 1956, in Bedford. Both have preceded him in death.

He was a dedicated and devoted husband to Lisa Ellen (Hembrook) Lewis and loving father to Jordan and Austin.

Jerry graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1975 and attended Anderson College. He graduated from the School of Theology with his Masters of Divinity Degree in 1983.

Jerry’s journey as a pastor began at the Heincke Road First Church of God in Miamisburg, Ohio. He went on to be the Youth and Recreational Pastor at the Salem Church of God in Clayton, Ohio. Westlake Community Church in Indianapolis was God’s next calling for him. There he was the Associate Pastor and eventually felt the call to become a senior pastor. He ended his ministry at the Westwood Church of God in Kalamazoo, Mich., where he began his first senior pastorate in January 2002.

Jerry led a very active life, which included his love for golf and running. He loved spending leisure time with his family.

Pastor Lewis is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lisa Ellen (Hembrook) Lewis; his sons, Jordan Robert and Austin Dean Lewis; his brother, Robert Jan (Betty) Lewis; sister, Marlyn (Jim) Parker; nieces, Deanna Foddrill and Kristi Lester; nephews, Justin and Nathan Schaub; brother- and sister-in-law, Danny and Kathryn Schaub; and his father- and mother-in-law, Arthur and Elizabeth Hembrook.

A public memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5, at the Westwood Church of God, 811 Gorham Lane, Kalamazoo, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Westwood Church of God to be used for a trust fund for Jordan and Austin.

Jesse L. Porter

Sept. 2, 1929 — Aug. 16, 2009

Jesse L. Porter, 89, Oxford, Mich., formerly of Bedford, died Sunday.

He worked for General Motors, working in Bedford, Saginaw, Mich., and in Pontiac until his retirement in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Delores (Grether) Porter; two children, Steven, Oscoda, Mich., and Julie, Greene, Maine; and three grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at St. Augustine’s House, 3316 Drahner Road, Oxford, at 11 a.m. today.

Donations may be made to St. Augustine’s House, Best Friends Animal Society (5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741-5000 or www.bestfriends.org) or the Oxford Public Library.

The Lynch & Sons Bossardet Chapel in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

For more information visit www.lynchfamilyfuneraldirectors.com .

Larry McPherson

Dec. 14, 1946 — Aug. 15, 2009

Larry McPherson, 62, Elwood, Ill., formerly of Mitchell, died Saturday in Elwood.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Daughrity, of Mitchell.

Funeral services will be in Illinois with burial in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

Raymond Parker III

June 19, 2005 — Aug. 16, 2009

Raymond K. “Ray Ray” Parker, 4, Bloomington, died Sunday in a swimming pool accident.

He was a student in the Head Start program.

Survivors include his parents, Raymond K. Parker II and Shyla McCloud, and sister Adrianne Myla Parker, all of Bloomington; grandparents, Raymond L. and Betty A. (McCloud) Grider, Ellettsville, and Ron C. and Connie G. Harrison, Bloomington, Raymond Parker I, Milton, Vt., and Kelly (Wood) Knicker, Odin, Ill.; great-grandparents, Virginia Roberts, Leitchfield, Ky., and Fred and Phyllis Harris, Bedford; aunts; uncles; and many other loved ones.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Day Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with the funeral expenses c/o Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401.

Online condolences are available at www.mem.com.

Pauline H. Hardy

Jan. 5, 1916 — Aug. 16, 2009

“Clara” Pauline H. Hardy, 93, Bloomington, died Sunday.

She was retired from RCA.

Survivors include one son, Olin C. Hardy, Aurora, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Nancy E. (Hardy) Rhoades, Muncie; a brother, Ross Haynes of Indianapolis; sister, E. Ruth (Haynes) Sears, Bedford; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be at 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Arlington United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Arlington United Methodist Church.

August 18, 2009

Robert D. Abel

July 4, 1938 — Aug. 15, 2009

Robert Darrell Abel, 71, Guthrie area, went on to walk with our Lord in heaven on Aug. 15 at 3:39 p.m. after battling lung cancer for nearly a year.

He was born in Orange County on the Fourth of July, to Preston “Pete” Abel and Louella (Collins) Abel. He married Phyllis Ann Hall on Sept. 12, 1959, and she survives.

He was a loving and devoted husband, dad, papaw and brother to his family and will be sadly missed. He loved to ride horses and play with the great-grandchildren. He was a born-again member of the Peerless Pentecost Church.

Surviving him are his wife and daughters, Pammi Prewitt and husband Randy of Oolitic, and Debbie Speer and husband Jim Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; and son Scott Abel of Guthrie; his grandchildren, Landon Garland of Bedford, Lindsay (Garland) Staggs of Oolitic, Jim Speer III of Phoenix, Ariz., Sara Speer, Prescott, Ariz., Christopher and Zach Bales, both of Fargo, N.D., Kyle Prewitt of Plainfield, and Jessica (Prewitt) Stillions of Shoals; his great-grandchildren, Madison Anne and Alexandra Staggs of Oolitic, Christian Walther of Lapel, Kaylee Anne and Brody James of Plainfield, and Isaac and Dayton Bales of Fargo, N.D.; six brothers, Ralph of Florida, Larry and Garrett Wayne, both of Kentucky, Herbert Max of Buddha, David Lynn of Williams and Terry of Harrodsburg; four sisters, Alice Ferris and Joy Stearns, both of Florida, Kay Pruett of Williams and Kathy Cornwell of California; many nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Sandra Lea Jegtvig of Fargo, N.D.; his parents; and two brothers, Eugene and Billie Joe.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Alan Phillips and Max Abel officiating, with scripture reading by David Lynn Abel. Cremation will follow.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Stephen H. Pridemore

Sept. 13, 1932 — Aug. 16, 2009

Stephen Hubert Pridemore, 76, Shoals died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday at the Loogootee Nursing Center.

He was a retired farm hand and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include one stepson, Elvis Keith Freeman of Evansville; four stepdaughters, Patty Jo Albertson, Boonville, Janet Brown, Indianapolis, Donna Sue Cooper, Paoli and Rhonda Collins, Mitchell; three sisters, Mary Strange, Burns City, Helen Shipman, French Lick, and Margaret King, Huron; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals with military rites by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

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

Devella Turpin

July 8, 1930 — Aug. 17, 2009

Devella Turpin, 79, Bloomington, died Monday at her residence.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer Turpin; daughter, Carol Whitt, Gosport; son, John Turpin, Bloomington; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Body of Christ Fellowship, 3406 Washington Ave., Bedford. Burial will follow at Springville Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

The Nathan Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.forevercare.org.

Paul C. Boruff

May 9, 1915 — Aug. 16, 2009

Paul Chester Boruff, 94, Unionville, died Sunday.

He was a retired Stone Mill worker.

He is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Hollers, Springville, Sandra Tarter, Bloomington, and Cheryl Boruff, Unionville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Quillen, Bloomington; and two brothers, Burl Boruff and Virgil Boruff, both of Bloomington.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and for one hour prior to services on Thursday at the mortuary.

August 17, 2009

Jimmie L. Zeeks

Oct. 19, 1954 — Aug. 15, 2009

Jimmie L. Zeeks, 54, Mitchell, passed away at 9:21 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 19, 1954, in Salem, he was the son of Jack and Dorothy (Ely) Zeeks, Sr. He married Myra L. Arnold Aug. 4, 1975, and she survives

He was employed at Lehigh Cement Company for 32 years and owned and operated Jim’s Satellite TV. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1972.

Jimmie was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of the Marion Township Rural Fire Department for 31 years and also a member of the Indiana Volunteers Firefighters Association.

His grandchildren and the fire department were the loves of his life.

Surviving with his wife, Myra L. Zeeks of Mitchell, are son, Jason Lee Zeeks and wife Lori of Mitchell; daughter, Ashley Brooke Teague and husband Michael of Mitchell; grandchildren, Eliza Claire Zeeks, Lillian Marie Zeeks, Connor Zeek Teague, Bryson Lee Zeeks, and Miley Lynn Teague; brother, Jack Zeeks Jr., and wife Carolyn of Mitchell; and a sister, Brenda McBride and husband David of Orleans.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of God in Mitchell with the Rev. Paul Flores, the Rev. Roland Holtsclaw, and Bro. Jim Russell 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 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

An IVFA Firefighters memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Casketbearers: Jack Zeeks, David Zeeks, Bill Arnold, Jeff Arnold, Kyle Mundy, Paul Gillespie, Josh Blackwell, and Roger Livingston.

Memorial Gifts: Marion Township Rural Fire Department

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

Dennis Hollis

Feb. 7, 1937 — Aug. 14, 2009

Dennis “Jack” Hollis, 72, Mitchell, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Volnetta (Irwin) Hollis, Mitchell; daughter, Nancy Jo Hollis, Bedford; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Allender officiating. Burial will be at noon on Saturday in Huron Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

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

Robert D. Abel

Robert D. Abel, 71, Bedford, died at 3:39 p.m Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

August 16, 2009

Dennis ‘Jack’ Hollis, 72

Feb. 7, 1937 — Aug. 14, 2009

Dennis “Jack” Hollis, 72, of Mitchell, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Jack was a U. S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Volnetta Hollis; and one daughter, Nancy Jo Hollis of Bedford.

Services are 7 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be noon Saturday in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until services Monday at the funeral home.

August 15, 2009

Dennis R. Hollis

Dennis R. Hollis, 72, Huron, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

August 13, 2009

Nannie P. Lee

Nov. 14, 1924 — Aug. 11, 2009

Nannie P. Lee, 84, Bedford, died at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph N. and Ida (Kern) Rainey. She married James A. Lee, who preceded her in death in August 1997.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington in 1988 after 37 years of service. She is a member of the Fayetteville Church of Christ in Fayetteville and a former member of Ladies of the Moose.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Sue Bough and husband Rodney of Springville; one son, James Michael Lee and wife Loretta of Springville; six grandchildren, Rhea Dawn Bough of Bedford, James Michael Lee II of Los Angeles, Calif., John David Lee of Phoenix, Ariz., Janeen Dianna Gardner and husband Jay of Memphis, Tenn., Regina Meyer and husband Robert of Martinsville, and Tracy Hall and husband Scott of Spencer; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Lettie Joanna Lee; one brother, Cecil Rainey; and two sisters, Viola Rainey and Louella Sullivan.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery in Fayetteville.

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

Anthony ‘A.J.’ Jordan

Oct. 2, 1936 — Aug. 11, 2009

Anthony “A.J.” Jordan, 72, went to heaven at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Oct. 2, 1936, in Kentucky, he was the son of Dewey and Essie (Gambrel) Jordan. He married Beverly Martin on Dec. 14, 1986, and she survives.

He was a laborer in steel mills in northern Indiana. He attended the Friendly Bible Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Beverly of Bedford; are his children, Ana Stevens and husband Jerry E. of Bedford, Dewey W. Jordan and wife Pam of Springville, Emily Jordan of Bedford, Victor Jordan and wife Sandra of Rossville, Ga., Betty Brown and husband James of Mitchell, and Juanita Jordan of Lake Station; three stepchildren, Wendy Gaboian and husband John, Scotty Wirick and fiancé Patricia, and Danny Wirick and wife, Cindy; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and eleven brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers (in infancy); a granddaughter, Christina Jordan; a niece, Angie Elkins; and his father-in-law, Gathis Martin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of A.J. at wwwdaycarter.com.

August 12, 2009

Mary Lou Morris

Dec. 28, 1926 — Aug. 11, 2009

Mary Lou Morris, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 6:24 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Jesse and Cecelia (Routh) Melvin. She married Rex Morris Dec. 15, 1944.

Mary Lou was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Rex Morris of Mitchell; daughters, Judith Ann Tanksley and husband Kenneth of Mitchell, and Janet Elaine Cord and husband Jim of Tolono, Ill.; grandchildren, Bryan Scott Tanksley, Jessica Ann Stewart, Jennifer Lynne Renteria, and Allison Marie Holladay; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Isom of Mitchell, and Lois Root of Orleans.

Her parents; sisters, Edith Deweese, Elva Russell, and Lorena Elrod; and brothers, Noble, Roscoe and Willard Melvin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

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

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Church

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

Anthony 'A.J.' Jordan

Anthony “A.J.” Jordan, 72, died at 10:05 p.m. on Tuesday at White River Lodge in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Nannie P. Lee

Nannie P. Lee, 84, Bedford, died at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

August 11, 2009

Hubert C. Cummings

Dec. 9, 1918 — Aug. 9, 2009

At 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, at Westview Manor, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Hubert C. Cummings, left this earth to rejoice in Heaven with his Lord and Savior, following a brave battle with cancer.

Hubert was born to Joseph and Hazel Speer Cummings Brewer on Dec. 9, 1918, near Heltonville. He graduated from Heltonville High School in 1937 and was a 1938 graduate of Bedford Business College. Hubert married the love of his life, Estey Isabelle Harrell on Dec. 22, 1940, and she survives.

To this union was born one son, Hubert Travis on May 15, 1943; and two daughters, Gloria Nadine on June 23, 1954, and Shawna Gayle on Nov. 19, 1957.

As a Staff Sergeant in the Coast Artillery Corps, Headquarters Battery, 11th Anti-aircraft Group of the U.S. Army, Hubert served his country during World War II in England, Germany, and France for three years.

Hubert spent nearly 50 years working in the limestone industry as a highly respected draftsman and/or chief draftsman for Heltonville Limestone, Ingalls, and finally retired from Indiana Limestone Co., Inc. He was a lifelong farmer and gardener who also loved to travel with his family. Hubert also helped deliver floral arrangements for his daughter’s flower shop.

He was a past Pleasant Run Township Volunteer fireman and formerly served as Sunday School superintendent and Elder at Mundell Christian Church, but for the past 16 years he has worshipped at Fairview Community Church. Hubert was a charter member of the Heltonville Area Veterans Association.

Surviving are son Travis and wife Susan of Seymour; two daughters, Gloria Hilkey and husband Michael of Bedford, and Shawna Prairie of Bedford; four granddaughters, Cari Cummings Hercamp and husband Greg of Columbus, Tracey Hilkey Powers and husband Ryan of Belvidere, Ill., Lindsey McDonald of Bloomington, and Amanda Prairie of Williams; two grandsons, Dustin and Tony Hilkey; two great-grandsons, Jacob Hercamp of Bloomington and Keith Hercamp of Columbus; one brother, T. Dennis Cummings and wife Reida of Heltonville, along with their children, David and Yvonne Cummings and family of Heltonville, Michael and Laura Cummings and family of Heltonville, and Janel Cummings and Constantine Shepin and family of Chicago; and cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, one granddaughter, Wendy Morthland, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Fairview Community Church, 417 Old U.S. Highway 50 East, Bedford, with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 providing military rites.

Pallbearers will be David and Michael Cummings, Dustin and Tony Hilkey, and Jacob and Keith Hercamp. Alternates are Greg Hercamp and Ryan Powers.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

August 10, 2009

J. Eric Moore

Sept. 29, 1968 — Aug. 8, 2009

J. Eric Moore, 40, of Bedford passed away Saturday at his residence.

Born Sept. 29, 1968, he was the son of Deanna Beth (Stafford) and John Clifton Moore. He married Jamie Carol Davidson on July 13, 1988, in Bedford, and she survives.

Eric loved spending time with his family, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, deer hunting and joking around with his friends. Eric was a loyal friend. When you think of Eric you think of a hard worker who always listened and livened up the workplace. He liked to do practical jokes.

He attended Redding Elementary School in Seymour and was a 1987 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was laid off from Visteon Systems LLC before his illness. He had worked at Wal-Mart Distribution in Seymour, Hardee’s in Bedford, and Crane’s Roofing as a teenager. He was a member of the IUE-CWA union, a former member of the FFA, and a member of the Seymour Christian Church; he attended Mundell Christian Church. Eric is survived by his wife Jamie; two sons, John Dallane and Jayson Eric Moore, both at home; his parents, John and Deanna Moore of Bedford; one sister, Laura Moore of Gallup, N.M.; two brothers, Joshua Moore of Bedford, and Jed Moore and his wife Allison of Bedford; one nephew, Brody Moore of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Wisley officiating.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the trust fund for John and Jayson Moore, or to the ALS Association.

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

Thelma I. Newlin

Oct. 19, 1927 — Aug. 7, 2009

Thelma I. Newlin, 81, Paoli, died at 12:09 a.m. on Friday at Paoli Health & Living Community.

She was a cleaning lady for several area businesses.

Survivors include two daughters, Alice Walls, and Janice Vaughn, both of Paoli; one brother, Lynden Roberts, Bedford; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli with Brother Bob England officiating. Burial will be at McDonald’s Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call until the service today at the Mortuary.

Hubert Cummings

Hubert Cummings, 90, Heltonville, died Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

August 09, 2009

Olga ‘Jane’ Goodman

March 21, 1927—Aug. 7, 2009

Olga “Jane” Goodman, 82, of 703 “W” Street in Bedford, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 21, 1927, in Lawrence County to Walter and Mary (Hackler) Pierce. She married Louis Goodman Oct. 5, 1963, in Lawrence County.

She was retired from Visteon in Bedford, and also worked at RCA in Bloomington and at Crane.

She attended the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

She is survived by her husband, Louis Goodman of Bedford; brother-in-law Paul Goodman and his wife, Anna Mae, of California; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Pierce and Elston Pierce; and two sisters, Dessie Anderson and Marie Fields.

Gravesite services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Brother Kendall Hendrickson will officiate.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 08, 2009

Fern Bolton

Sept. 10, 1914 — Aug. 6, 2009

Fern Bolton, 94, of Bedford, died at noon on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the White River Lodge.

Born Sept. 10, 1914, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Lottie Spoonmore. She married Durward Bolton in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1966.

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

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Judy Bolton of Bedford; two grandchildren, Brian Bolton and wife, Pamela of Mitchell, and Julie Bolton of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Bolton; a sister, Kay Wilson and a brother, Carl Spoonmore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Keith Bolton; one sister, Nellie Clements; one brother, Paul Spoonmore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Brian Bolton and Rev. Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Fern at www.daycarter.com.

Mable Martin

Nov. 9, 1914 — Aug. 4, 2009

Mable Gennevieve “Nan” Wagoner Martin, 94, Denver, Colorado, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Castle Rock, Colo. She had lived in Denver, Colo. for the past 50 years and had previously lived in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford Nov. 9, 1914, to James Aubrey and Sarah F. (Craig) Adamson. She first married Russell Wagoner, who preceded her in death. She then married Robert R. Martin on May 16, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002.

Survivors include one grandson, D. Corbin Wagoner and his wife, Sue, of Castle Pines, Colo.; two granddaughters, Jana Edinger and her husband, Zane, of Colorado, and Sara VanDegrift and husband, Tyre, of Colorado; a son-in-law, Charlie Rubel of Aurora, Colo.; 10 great-grandchildren, Kelli Behrend, Adi Edinger, Leah Edinger, Branden Edinger, Tasha Garmon, Jesse Hostetter, Sally VanDegrift, Val VanDegrift, Ressa VanDegrift and Patsy VanDegrift, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands and a daughter, BeverlyWagoner Rubel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Donald R. England

Oct. 5, 1952 — Aug. 7, 2009

Donald R. England, 56, died Friday, Aug. 7, at 4:02 a.m. at Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 5, 1952, to James L. and Roberta (Reed) England.

He was disabled and had previously been employed by F&G Mower Shop in Oolitic.

He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a U.S. veteran, having served in the Marine Corps.

Survivors include four daughters, Monica Williams of Bedford, Angie England of Stanford, Tonya England of Bloomington and Teresa Keaton of Bedford; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy England and Terry England, both of Bloomfield; three sisters, Sue Lydy, Brenda Smith and Sandra Tatlock, all of Bloomington, and his companion, Anna Nelson, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Monday Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Methodist Cemetery, Springville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

August 07, 2009

Fern Bolton

Sept. 10, 1914 – Aug. 6, 2009

Fern Bolton, 94, Bedford, died Thursday at White River Lodge.

She married Durward Bolton in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1966.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Judy Bolton of Bedford; two grandchildren, Brian Bolton and wife, Pamela, of Mitchell, and Julie Bolton of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Bolton; a sister, Kay Wilson and a brother, Carl Spoonmore.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Brian Bolton and the Rev. Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Fern at www.daycarter.com.

Mable G. Martin

Mable G. Wagoner Martin, 94, Denver, Colo., formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday in Castle Rock, Colo. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

August 06, 2009

Billie J. Lee

Feb. 28, 1943 — Aug. 3, 2009

Billie J. Lee, 66 of U.S. Hwy. 50 East, Bedford, died Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Feb. 28, 1943, in Poole, Ky., he was the son of John Martin and Elizabeth Mae (Babb) Lee. He married Brenda Short on February 17, 1962 and she survives.

He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ. He retired from SAMCO.

Surviving with his wife Brenda Lee of Bedford; are three sons, Alan Lee of South Carolina, Troy Lee and wife Vicki of Bedford, and Morgan Lee and wife LaDonna of Bedford; grandchildren, Michael Lee and wife Dezza, T.J. Lee and Kaleigh Vest, Emily, Austin, Abbie, Lil Morgan, and Elizabeth, and Eli Lee; one brother, Bobbie Lee and wife Mona of Tunnelton; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson and Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at them mortuary. Pallbearers: David Stidham, Kevin Brown, David Lee, Mark Lee, Michael Lee, T.J. Lee, and Austin Lee. Honorary Pallbearers: Lil Morgan, Emily, Elizabeth, Abbie, and Eli Lee.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Dorothy L. Bault

Aug. 17, 1920 — Aug. 5, 2009

Dorothy L. Bault, 88, Mitchell, formerly of Spencer, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 17, 1920, in Gosport, she was the daughter of Alfred and Grace (Payton) Kiser. She was first married to Lloyd McNeal. Her second marriage was to Benjamin Bault May 18, 1959, and he preceded her in death Dec. 1, 1995.

She retired from food service at Indiana University and was an auxiliary member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in Spencer.

Surviving are her children, Patricia and Duane Marshall of Bellvue, Wash., Larry and Connie McNeal of Dade City, Fla., Kenneth McNeal, Kent, Wash., Vicki and Dean Mergner, Renton, Wash.; stepson, Dick Bault of Martinsville; sister, Mary Sims of Spencer; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; stepson, Bill Bault; sister, Lucille Robinson; and brothers, Emery Kiser and Dick Kiser, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery at Spencer.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Charity of your choice.

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

August 05, 2009

Billie J. Lee

Feb. 28, 1943 — Aug. 3, 2009

Billie J. Lee, 66, of U.S. 50 East, Bedford died Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

He was retired from SAMCO.

Survivors include his wife Brenda; and three sons, Alan Lee of South Carolina, Troy Lee, Bedford, and Morgan Lee, Bedford; eight grandchildren; one brother, Bobbie Lee, Tunnelton; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson and Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

August 04, 2009

Roxie Hillenberg

Aug. 1, 1933 — Aug. 2, 2009

Roxie Hillenberg, 76, Bedford, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:19 a.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 1, 1933, in Owingsville, Ky., she was the daughter of Earl and Bernice (Bailey) Warren. She married Franklin Hillenberg in August of 1965, and he survives.

She was an elementary school teacher in Bedford and Lawrence for 38 years, retiring in 1998. She taught at Lincoln, Parkview, and Heltonville elementary schools.

She was a graduate of Hartford City High School with the class of 1951, a graduate of Anderson College, and received her Masters Degree from Indiana University.

She is a member of the First Church of God in Bedford and attended First Methodist Church, was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association and the IU Alumni Association.

Surviving with her husband Franklin Hillenberg of Bedford; are three sisters, Betty Jean Warren, Ada Mae Sluder, and Allie Lee Huckleberry and husband Leroy, all of Hartford City; two nephews, Michael Sluder and wife Kathi of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and Terry L. Stockton and wife Diana of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and two nieces, Susan Solomon and husband Dan of Aberdeen, Md., and Judy Phillips and husband Monte of Muncie.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery in Lawrence County.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society or the American Cancer Society in memory of Roxie Hillenberg.

Homer T. Phillips

Jan. 6, 1939 — Aug. 2, 2009

Homer Thomas Phillips, 70, of 1643 State Road 54 W., Springville, died at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Center in Bedford.

Born Jan. 6, 1939, in Wayne County, Ky., he was the son of Elisha and Angie (New) Phillips.

He was an assembly line worker for Thomson RCA in Bloomington and attended Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Survivors include five children, Randy Phillips of Springville, Dianna Delphia of Evansville, Evonda Terrell of Bedford, Patricia Wagner of Evansville, and Dewayne Phillips of Springville; three sisters, Carolyn Allen of Bedford, Dorothy Phillips of Oolitic and Mary Jane Kidd of Bedford; three brothers, Robert Phillips of Whitley City, Ky., Clyde Phillips of Bloomington and Herman Phillips of Oolitic; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Cecil and Ernie Phillips; and two sisters (in infancy).

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

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

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

Waneeta G. Kinser

June 4, 1924 — Aug. 2, 2009

Waneeta Grace (Hillenburg) Kinser, 85, Heltonville, died at 4:04 p.m. Sunday.

She was born June 4, 1924, the daughter of Marshall and Eva (Prince) Hillenburg.

She retired from RCA and was a member of the Heltonville Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Judith Kay Ikerd of Heltonville, and Sondra F. Moody and Patricia A. Adcock and husband Curtis, all of Bedford; three brothers, Wilard Hillenburg and wife Mary of Greenwood, Lloyd Hillenburg and wife Norma of Indianapolis, and Galis Hillenburg and wife Lois of Bedford; one sister, Lavern Martindale and husband Ray of Greenwood; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin A. Kinser; one sister, Wanda Chandler; and one son-in-law, Norman Ikerd.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Merle Dillman officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

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

Chester L. Box

Jan. 10, 1944 — Aug. 2, 2009

Chester L. Box, 65, Mitchell, died at 1:54 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He had been employed as an elevator operator at the Greystone and French Lick hotels.

Surviving are brothers, Jackie Box, Jerry Lee Box, and Charles David Box, all of Mitchell; and sisters, Lois Marie Graves and Mary Stevens, both of Mitchell.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

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

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

Bernard M. Zauss

May 3, 1919 — Aug. 1, 2009

Bernard M. Zauss, 90, Sharpsville, died at 8:05 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.

He was a retired farmer and rural mail carrier. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by one son, Kenny Zauss, Shelbyville; three daughters, Patti Beck, Sharpsville, Rita Jackson, Mitchell, and Rosey Bolte, Nashville; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Vincent Zauss, LaGrange, Ill., Sister Rosemary Zauss, Tipton and Betty-Ann Walsh, Detroit, Mich.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joan of Arc Church in Kokomo with the Rev. David Hasser presiding. Burial with military rites will follow at St. Johns Cemetery, Tipton.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Young-Nichols Funeral Home in Tipton, with the Rosary being said at 4 p.m. and also Wednesday at the church from 9:30-10:30 a.m..

Memorial donations may be made to: The Sisters of St. Joseph, 1440 W. Division Road, Tipton, IN 46072.

David Joseph Leveque III

Feb. 29, 1944 — Aug. 2, 2009

David Joseph Leveque III, 65, Owensburg, died Sunday at Mitchell Manor.

He was retired from NWSC Crane after 30 years of service and owned and operated Dave’s Satellite from 1984-1998.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Jackson) Leveque, Owensburg; daughter, Renee Workman, Solsberry; son, David J. Leveque IV, Needmore; brother, Gary D. Leveque, Springville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield, the Rev. Kenneth Adams and the Rev. Jim Dwyer officiating. Burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery with military honors by Oolitic VFW.

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

Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.

Billie Lee

Billie Lee, 66, of Bedford, died Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

August 03, 2009

Charles Turner Jr.

Dec. 2, 1959 — Aug. 1, 2009

Charles “Charlie” Turner Jr., 49, Bedford, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at his residence.

Born Dec. 2, 1959, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles and Karen Josephine (Tuddy) Turner Sr.

He worked in the Kentucky coal mines in his earlier years and traveled laying asphalt before starting his own business, C&R Flooring, until becoming unable to work due to his illness. He loved NASCAR, basketball and football.

When traveling, he was sure to tell anyone he met about what the Lord had done for him. He was a true miracle. He survived a coal mining accident. He was shot five times in the chest with a high powered rifle, and walked out of the University of Kentucky Hospital in only eight days with a plastic windpipe. He survived two strokes, kidney failure, and four heart attacks before being called home. He had been a dialysis patient for nearly one year.

Surviving are daughters, Dorothy Lewis, Shirley Turner, and Charlene Dezarn, all of Manchester, Ky.; son, Charles Jeremiah Turner of Mitchell; stepson, Randall Gerkin of Oolitic; his mother, Karen Turner of Mitchell; companion, Debra Eads of Bedford; sisters, Carolyn Robinson, Bedford, and Lisa Taylor of Mitchell; brother, Mike Turner of Bedford; grandchildren, Jesse Saylor, Joshua and Devon Henson, Antion and Kareena Walker, and Cody Dezarn, and Reardon Gerkin; brothers-in-law, David Robinson and Doug Taylor; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

His grandparents, Dewey and Ollie Turner, and John and Mildred Tuddy; father, Charles Turner Sr.; daughter, Karen Marie Henson; five uncles; and four aunts preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor John Turpin and Bro. Tony Earl officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Randall Gerkin, Frankie Batchelor, Rick Turner, Sam Terry, Steven Tud,dy, Ronald Tuddy, Byron Tillett, and Adrian Baker.

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

Robert W. Lindley

May 11, 1924 — Aug. 1, 2009

Robert W. Lindley, 85, of Orleans, died Saturday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

He was born May 11, 1924, in Orange County, the son of Norman J. and Lola Ethel Webb Lindley. He married Thelma Connell on Sept. 27, 1947, and she survives.

Bob attended school in Orleans, when he wasn’t working. He was 17 years old when he was drafted in the Navy in 1943. He received his training at Great Lakes Naval Recruiting Station in Illinois. After returning home in 1945, he worked for himself hauling grain to the distilleries in Kentucky. Bob worked at the creamery in Orleans. Most of his life, he worked for Hall Trucking for Karl and Ruth Hall, then for the Hall siblings, Janie Baker, Frank and J.C. Hall. He was employed there from 1950 until his retirement in 1986.

He had a fulfilled retirement and enjoyed life and his family. He liked watching his purple martins and working in the yard. He was a good, decent, hard working, loving and caring man. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a member of the House of Prayer in Fayetteville. He belonged to the Teamster’s Union. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 of Mitchell. He is also a member of the V.F.W. in Mitchell and was a former member of the Orleans Lion Club.

Surviving with his wife, Thelma Lindley of Orleans; are two sons, Larry Lindley of Orleans and Patrick Lindley and wife Nada of Mitchell; two daughters, Rondee Sanders and husband Harold of Mitchell and Suzanne Robbins and husband Bobbie of Orleans; nine grandchildren, Kelly Payton, Polly Grubb, Kipp Sanders, Craig Robbins, Jason Robbins, Brock Robbins, Debbie Gross, Stacy Payne and Landon Lindley; 21 great-grandchildren, Calin Payton, Ethan Payton, Jonah Grubb, Ky Grubb, Addie Grubb, Olivia Sanders, Katie Sanders, Cara Gean Sanders, Shelby Robbins, Tanner Robbins, Sheridan Robbins, Nolan Robbins, Nicholas Lindley, Davin Lindley, Jacob Gross, Lauren Gross, Ashey Payne, Austin Payne, Caleb Payne; two step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Cornett and Hunter Cornett; one great-great-grandchild, Morgan Grubb; one brother, Gene Lindley of Louisville; one sister, Helen Barnett of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-law; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Paul, Damon, Merrill, Marvin, Alvin “Dude,” and Junior “Bonehead” Lindley; two sisters, Mary Ruth Riggle and Marjorie Ann Young Sears; and a daughter, Patricia.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union United Methodist Cemetery, Orleans. Military rites will be presented by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion No. 250.

Friends are invited to call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials to the Old Union Cemetery Fund.

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

Stanley E. Lafferty

Stanley Lafferty, age 59, of Paducah, Ky., passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Friday at Western Baptist Hospital.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Paducah where he was a Sunday School teacher and deacon. He had served as the church moderator, member of the personnel committee and chairman of the deacons.

He was an educator for 37 years, serving as principal at Morgan Elementary for the past 15 years. He was retired from the Kentucky National Guard as a Major where he served for 20 years and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Mr. Lafferty is survived by his wife, Glenda Robertson Lafferty; two daughters, Laura Lafferty Madison and husband Mark of Paducah, and Mary Liz Lafferty Pruitt and husband Grant of Ft. Smith, Ark.; a son, Glenn Stanley Lafferty of Bowling Green, Ky.; four grandchildren, Caleb and Callie Madison of Paducah, and Jackson and Jace Pruitt of Ft. Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Elaine Pearson of Cloverdale and Norma Wehrman of Valparaiso; and two brothers, Larry Lafferty of Bedford, and Jack Graves of Greenwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Lois Pearson Lafferty; and one brother, William Lafferty.

Funeral services for Stanley E. Lafferty will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Paducah with Dr. Todd Brady officiating and burial at the Robertson Family Cemetery in Tilene, Ky.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to First Baptist Church of Paducah, 2890 Broadway, Paducah, KY, 42001 or the American Heart Association, Kentucky Region, 240 Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.

You may leave a message or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Local information provided by the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Chester Box

Chester Box, 65, Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Waneeta G. Kinser

Waneeta Grace Kinser, 85, Heltonville, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Roxie Hillenberg

Roxie Hillenberg, 76, Bedford, died at 10:19 a.m. on Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

August 02, 2009

Doris Lucille Frye, 81

Jan. 14, 1928 — July 31, 2009

Doris Lucille Frye, of Bloomington, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Bloomington Hospital. She was 81 years old.

Born Jan. 14, 1928, in Stark County, Ill., she was the daughter of McClellan and Celia (Reeves) Elkins. She was retired from RCA. She loved gardening and cooking and spending time with her family and church friends. She was a member of the Turning Point Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her 10 children, Nancy Gyger and husband Jerry of Ellettsville, Phyllis Kee of Springville, Barbara Franklin of Bloomington, Eddie Frye and wife Lisa of Bloomington, Marlene Wiles and husband Tim of Bloomington, Linda Hyde of Ellettsville, Ronnie Frye and wife Amanda of Ellettsville, Alex Frye and wife Sally of Ellettsville, Paula Underwood and husband Ed of Bedford, and Paul Frye and wife Lori of Bloomington; two brothers, Russell Elkins and wife Hope of Bloomington and McClellan Elkins Jr. of Bloomington; 35 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her children’s father, Herschel A. Frye; three children, Dale Frye, Rita Kay Frye and Tommy Joe Frye; a brother, Herschel Elkins; a sister, Ruth Duke; and one son-in-law, Jack Kee.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Temple, 77 W. Smithville Road, with Brothers Russell Elkins and Ron Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow at Burgoon Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at Shiloh Temple. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Temple. Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Kaitlynn Ann-Marie Hearth

Jeremy Scott Hearth and Lorene E. Hanson sadly announce the birth and death of their daughter, Kaitlynn Ann-Marie Hearth on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving with her parents of Bedford are her maternal grandparents, Jon and Kimberly Richey, and her paternal grandparents, Bryon and Debbie Hearth all of Bedford; her maternal great-grandparents, Kenneth and Gloria Franklin; uncles Christopher Magers, Joshua Richey, Jesse Hearth and Tyler Franklin; and her aunty, Danica Richey. Waiting in Heaven are an aunt, Jessica Coon, and an uncle, Jason Hearth.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Rev. Chris Perry and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, Aug. 3, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Kaitlynn at www.daycarter.com.

William Thomas ‘Bill’ Donaldson, 88

March 3, 1921 — July 30, 2009

William Thomas “Bill” Donaldson, 88, of Shoals, died Thursday at Mitchell Manor.

He was U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Myrna Pruett of Shoals.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shoals. Burial will be at Springhill Cemetery.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Stanley Lafferty, 59

Stanley Lafferty, 59, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Lawrence County, died Friday.

Arrangements are pending in Paducah, Ky.

August 01, 2009

Frances L. Turpin

Aug. 22, 1914 — July 30, 2009

Frances L. Turpin, 94, of Bedford, died at 7:31 p.m. on Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Aug. 22, 1914, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ben Franklin and Nellie (Duzan) Thomas. She married Lawrence Turpin on April 22, 1946, and he died on Dec. 18, 1965.

She was a drill-press operator for Briggs Corporation and a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Joseph Mirl Hampton of Bedford; one granddaughter, Marsha Mundy of Mitchell; and two great-grandchildren, Nathalie Hampton and Amanda Dawn Mundy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Clifford Amos Thomas and one sister, Violet E. Thomas Hampton.

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

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Frank C. Mires

March 4, 1940 — July 30, 2009

Frank C. Mires, 69, Mitchell, passed away at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born March 4, 1940, in Greensburg, he was the son of Carl C. and Verna Mae (Bishop) Mires. He married Rita Holt Nov. 23, 1972, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in 1998, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Frank was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving with his wife, Rita Mires of Mitchell; daughters, Regina Dawn Mires, Debbie S. Perry, and Andi Renee Ellis, all of Alabama, Mona Jane Swango of Bedford, and Tammy Jo Sample of Mitchell; brother, William Mires of Hope; sister, Jewell Helton of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Homer Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Talbott 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. Sunday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Robert Atkins, Ryan Hensley, Jack Eisele, Jason Allen, Zach Mires, and Michael Woodard.

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

Kathleen Winkler

Sept. 21, 1913 — July 30, 2009

Kathleen Winkler, 95, Orleans, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

Born Sept. 21, 1913, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Fred and Rosie (Mundy) Sheeks. She married Gerald V. Winkler Sept. 28, 1929, and he preceded her in death March 31, 1992.

She was a homemaker, a member of Port Williams Church of Christ, and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She and her husband enjoyed dancing with the Spring Mill Squares.

Surviving are son, Herald G. Winkler of Mitchell; daughters, Mary Ann Hargis and husband Luther R. of Orleans, and Patricia Harris and husband Edward Ray of Greenwood; daughter-in-law, Shirley Winkler of Aurora, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; son, Harris Neil Winkler; brothers, Isom and Lester Sheeks; and sisters, Florence Ellis and Daisy Gerkin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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

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

Barbara S. Hays

April 26, 1917 — July 31, 2009

Barbara Smith Hays 92, of Orleans, died Friday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Barbara was born April 26, 1917, in Bardstown, Ky., the daughter of Anthony and Sarah Florence Thompson Smith.

She was married April 11, 1947, to Joseph Hays and he preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1984.

She had worked for many years at the former Orleans Pharmacy.

She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church, Phi Beta Psi, Theta Epilson Chapter of Orleans and the Orleans Red Hats Group.

Barbara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Carolyn Hays of Orleans; her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Mac Deshazier of Delores, Colo.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, one brother and four sisters.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Patrick Sinnott officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 until 6 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the services.

The family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

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

George A. Hammond

Dec. 22, 1934 — July 19, 2009

Former Lawrence County resident George Alfred Hammond, Goleta, Calif., passed away in his sleep on July 19, at the age of 74.

He was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Oolitic, to the late Oscar and Ada Ilene Hammond.

He was a 1953 graduate of Oolitic High School. He studied at Indiana University for one year, served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and then completed his studies at Sacramento State University with a degree in computer sciences.

He joined Burroughs Corporation as a member of field engineering. He served at NORAD as a Burroughs employee at Offat Air Base, Omaha, Neb. He was recognized as an important figure in the field of computers and the early U.S. Space Program, when he designed a guidance system for space craft. It was in Omaha where he met and married his wife Marilyn and started their family.

He was promoted to manager of the Software Qualification Section of the Computers Group of the Burroughs Corporation, and relocated his family to California — first to Arcadia and then to their home in Goleta in 1969.

Alfred is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marilyn (Kindler) Hammond, whom he loved and protected from the day they met; his two sons, Mark (wife Belinda) of Lompoc, Calif., and Scott (wife Kathy), of Lompoc, Calif.; grandchildren, Brittany, Trevor, Morgan, TJ and Justin; two sisters, Barbara Medlock of Bloomington, and Betty Arnold of Bedford; and two brothers, Wayne of Sebring, Fla., and Kent of Bedford.

His request to be cremated will be honored by his family.

William Hall

March 7, 1923 — July 31, 2009

William “Willie” Hall, 86, French Lick, died at 2:27 a.m. Friday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.

He owned and operated Hall’s Grocery Store in Crystal for several years, before moving to California where he was the manager for the Home Owners Association in San Francisco until his retirement in 1988.

Survivors include two sisters, Opal Harmon, Paoli, and Pearl Patton, Mitchell; one brother, Earl Hall, Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary with the Rev. Terry L. Pinnick officiating. Burial will be in Crystal Community Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 S. Bears Bend Road, French Lick, IN 47432.

Online condolences are available at www.tlpinnickmortuary.com.

William T. Donaldson

William Thomas “Bill” Donaldson, 88, Shaols, died at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in MItchell. Arrangements are pending at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

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