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2009-09 (September)

Sept 30, 2009

Ruth E. Terry

Nov. 28, 1933 — Sept. 29, 2009

Ruth Evelyn (Johnson) Terry, 75, of Mitchell, died Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford.

Born Nov. 28, 1933, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Delbert and Estel (Elrod) Johnson. She married Donald Wayne Terry Dec. 19, 1953, he preceded her in death.

She was retired from US Gypsum in Shoals, and had worked at Roberts Brass Co.

She was a member of Mitchell Pentecostal Church and a graduate of Huron High School.

She was a loving mother and grandmother, who went home to be with the Lord.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Terry and wife Bobbi of Orleans and Mike Terry and wife Cami of Bedford; two daughters, Debbie Russell and husband Will of Mitchell and Esther Marks and husband Steve of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Eugene Johnson of Texas and John Johnson of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Sammy Terry; brothers, Larry Johnson and Donald Wayne Johnson; and three sisters, Louise Wilson, Roberta Foust, and Jeanette Terry.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell with Pastor Gearld Spears officiating. Burial will be at Port William Cemetery near Williams.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Dorothy J. Hirscher

Sept. 10, 1920 — Sept. 29, 2009

Dorothy J. Hirscher, 89, Bedford, died Sunday at her residence.

She was the co-owner of the Hirscher Flower Shop in Bedford and co-owner and manager of the Flower Bowl in Bloomington, retiring in 2001.

Survivors include a daughter, Cathy A. Thrasher, of Bloomington. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Green Hill Cemetery with Jeff Hauersperger officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Betty J. Rosenbaum

Oct. 4, 1952 — Sept. 28, 2009

Betty J. Rosenbaum, 56, Campbellsburg, died at 9:17 p.m. Monday at Clark County Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry W. Rosenbaum, Campbellsburg; one son, Todd Rosenbaum, Greenville; a daughter, Stacy Daffron, Bedford; four brothers, Marce E. Lee, Campbellsburg, and Robert L. Lee, Larry D. Lee, and Mark E. Lee, all of Salem; five sisters, Peggy E. McCloskey, Brenda D. Stepro, and Patty L. Tyler, all of Salem, Bonnie S. Smith, Campbellsburg, and Elizabeth A. Ingram, Mitchell; and one grandson.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem with Brother Robert Holler officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2201 W. Sudbury Drive, Suite C, Bloomington, IN 47403.

Sept 29, 2009

Susanne A. Davis

Susanne A. Davis, 63, Williams, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Sept 28, 2009

Brent M. Luman

Mar. 26, 1981 — Sept. 26, 2009

Brent M. Luman, 28, of 761 Rariden Hill, Mitchell, passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

The son of Gary Luman and Sandra (Martin) Luman, he was born March 26, 1981, in Massena, N.Y. He was an excellent father and loved his family, movies, drawing and Tupac. He was of Catholic Faith and a member of Sons of the American Legion.

Surviving with his parents, Gary and Sandra Luman of Mitchell; are his son, Dawson Luman of Mitchell; three brothers, David Luman of Bloomington, and Scott and Jason Luman, both of Mitchell; one sister, Amy Luman of Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harlan and Vivian Martin and his paternal grandparents, Raymond Luman and Catherine Ball.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Cremation will follow.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that contributions be made to the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Indiana.

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

Robert D. Slaten

Jan. 7, 1938 — Sept. 26, 2009

Robert Dale Slaten, 71, Mitchell, passed away at 9:08 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 7, 1938, in Orange County, he was the son of Isaac and Iva (Newlin) Slaten. He married Rosemary George April 6, 1955, and she preceded him in death Feb. 8, 1994. His second marriage was to Vera (Kinder) Dorsett Oct. 15, 1994.

He had worked at Mitchell Motor Sales, Chase Chevrolet, and was owner of Slaten’s Body Shop. His most recent employment was the caretaker at Mitchell Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Vera Slaten of Mitchell; daughters, Patti Wyatt and husband Mike, of Mitchell, Cindy Keithley and husband Bobby of Mitchell, Bobbi Delp and husband Doug of Bloomington, and Julie Griffin of Beech Grove; a stepson, Steve Dorsett and wife Teri of Mitchell; a sister, Josephine Hudgens of Salem; granddaughter, Arika Gaddis; grandsons, Jonathon Rio, Benjamin Wyatt, Blake Keithley, Evan Keithley, and Brandon Griffin; step grandchildren, Matthew and Katelin Kinder; great-grandchildren, Jordan Rio, Jasmine Rio, Eloise Wyatt, and Kane Kinder.

His parents; first wife; sisters, Prudie Slaten and Mary (Slaten) Kirby Mink; brothers, Kenny, William Henry, and Dennis Slaten; granddaughter, Rosemary Emily Griffin; and stepson, Dennis Dorsett, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer and Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Jonathon Rio, Ben Wyatt, Blake Keithley, Evan Keithley, Matthew Dorsett, Jason Kinder, Mike Slaten and Danny Terrell.

Memorial Gifts: Woodville Baptist Church.

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

Martha A. May

Nov. 18, 1951 — Sept. 26, 2009

Martha Alice May, 57, of Springville, passed away on Saturday.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1951 to Oren and Jenny (Turpin) Lake in Fayetteville.

Martha was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple in Bloomington. She was involved at the church as a singer, pianist, and Sunday School Teacher.

She is survived by husband Delmar May, and daughters Stephanie Brewer and husband Steve and Heather Taylor and husband Brent; four grandchildren, brothers, Forest Lake and wife Beth, Charles Edward “Eddie” Lake and wife Carrie, and Joseph Lake; sisters Darlin Sue May and husband Dwight, Brenda Lake, Janet Sears and husband Howard, Deborah Walls and husband Rick, Cherryl Richardson and husband Daron, and Tammy Brock and husband Rob.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Stephen Lake.

Funeral services wll be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Pentecostal Church with Brother Russell Elkins and Brother Christopher Perry officiating. Burial will take place at the Clover Hill Cemetery.

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

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Lester Todd

Feb. 4, 1932 — Sept. 27, 2009

Lester Todd, 77, Bartlettsville, died at 9:35 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born Feb. 4, 1932, the son of Grotie and Lilly Fern (Helton) Todd.

He was retired from Indiana Limestone. He was a member of the Meadows Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Bartlettsville; son, Scott (Tammy) Todd of Heltonville; daughters, Gloria (Larry) Mack of Avoca, and Andrea (Jim) Caraway of Bedford; stepdaughter, Paula Jo East of Bedford; brother, David (Jerrie) Todd of Columbus; six sisters, Peggy (Dwight) Jones and Brenda (Larry) Norman, all of Heltonville, Sandy (Herb) Lynch and Thelma McPike, all of Linton, Velva Stevenson of Stinesville, and Lidia Hooker of Ellettsville; grandchildren, Kent and Kurt Todd, Byron Mack, Leslie Dunkelbarger, and Jamie Dotts; stepgrandchildren, Cody and Jody East, Charity Nolan, and Valerie Arthur; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Jacob and Lilly Dunkelbarger, Hoah, Jay, Jameson and Daison Leon Dotts, and Eden and Patty Todd; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margarie Norman Todd on July 19, 2001; and four brothers, Wesley, Irvin, John Earl, and Frank Todd.

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

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dorothy Hirscher Dorothy Hirscher, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 27, 2009

Robert Slaten

Robert Slaten, of Mitchell, died Saturday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Sept 26, 2009

Mary P. Peterson

June 9, 1932 — Sept. 24, 2009

Mary P. Peterson, 77, of 161 The Woods, Bedford, formerly of Angleton, Texas, died at 3:25 p.m. on Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born June 9, 1932, in Munday, Texas, she was the daughter of Charles Roy and Jonnie Lucille (Fancher) Massey. She married Lamar Peterson on Dec. 5, 1958, and he survives.

She was the former co-owner and president of the Climate Heating/AC in Angleton, Texas. She was the first female president of the Angleton Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and had been a treasurer and president of the Houston South District United Methodist Women. She was the financial interpreter and treasurer of the Texas Conference of United Methodist Women and chairwomen of Christian Global Concerns.

She conducted financial seminars and peace with justice talks and workshops for United Methodist Women at Conference and Jurisdiction events. She was nominated to the Women’s Division Board and General Conference Delegates. Mary taught church school and served five terms as chair of Council on Ministries, the administrative board and on various committees.

Surviving with her husband, Lamar of Bedford, are two daughters, Pamela Clegg and husband Ronnie of Angleton, Texas, and Paula Cook and husband Ken of Corsicana, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Vines, Melanie Vines, Christopher Vines, Kimberly Vines, Devin Summitt, Jack Summitt, Carlos Cook, Leland Cook, Heather Clegg, Hallie Clegg and Hanna Clegg; great-grandchildren, Lauren Dugger, Destiny Marshall, Jacob Hall, Nicholas Vines, Paige Vines and Riley Wallace; two brothers, Charles Massey of San Antonio, Texas and Jimmy Massey of Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Janice Ann Massey and Patsy Capp both of Garland, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Judy Cook and Peggy Emerson; one brother, Tommy Massey; and a great-grandson, Jacob Dugger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Angleton, Texas, with the Rev. Eldon Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the Angleton Cemetery in Angleton, Texas.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Palms Funeral Home in Angleton.

In lieu of flowers, Mary requested donations be made to Bedford Regional Medical Center Foundation or the Lawrence County Community Foundation in Bedford.

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

Keith L. Mitchell

Aug.30, 1930 — Sept. 25, 2009

Keith L. Mitchell, 79, State Road 158, Bedford, died at 12:04 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 30, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John O. and Leona (Hicks) Mitchell.

He was retired from Ralph Rogers.

He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and the New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include one brother, Fred E. Mitchell and wife Marian of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eileen Dillon; and four brothers, Glenn, John, Wayne and James Richard Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Everette D. Grissom

Jan. 28, 1940 — Sept. 3, 2009

Everette D. “Tony” Grissom, 69, formerly of Williams, died Sept. 3 at his residence in Spotsylvania after a long, serious illness.

Tony was a land surveyor in Spotsylvania County for 20 years. He owned and operated the business.

He was a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Akiko; his daughter, Ann Spangler and husband Kenny of Culpepper, Va.; his son Brian of Illinois; his sisters, Twila Wease, Janice Lane, Dora Bex and Sandra Hudson, all of Indiana; and his brother Clifford of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Catherine Grissom; his sister, Rita Grissom of Bedford; his brother, Mark Grissom; and sister, Elizabeth Grissom.

Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia.

Sept 25, 2009

Johnnie B. Ringle

Feb. 24, 1916 — Sept. 22, 2009

Johnnie B. Ringle, 93, 1201 Main Street, Mitchell, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Feb. 24, 1916, in Smithville, Tenn., she was the first daughter and second child of Frank Cheatham and Roxie Pauline (Humphrey) Sanders. She moved to Central City, Kentucky at the age of 17. After graduating from Central City High School in 1934, she came to Lawrence County with her aunt who was in the landscaping and nursery business. They took rooms with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brooks at Breeze Hill. Mr. Brooks was in the process of opening the Ben Franklin 5&10 on Main Street in Mitchell. She was offered employment in their new store and became a life-long resident of Mitchell. Johnnie had also been employed at Braman’s Department Store and Goodman-Jester.

On Feb. 3, 1940, she married Louis Henry Ringle who was the manager of the new Sunshine Hatchery on Main Street. Louis preceded her in death July 22, 1995.

Johnnie was a member of the Lawrence County Art Association, Prim Priscilla Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, So&Sew Club, and the Spring Mill Stitchers. She attended the First Baptist Church. Her hobbies included oil painting, quilting, and growing lovely flowers.

Surviving are her children, Glenda Pershing and husband Gary of Phoenix, Ariz., Jim Ringle and wife Rita of Glendale, Ariz., and Mary Sterenberg and husband Larry of Prescott, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elizabeth Carroll of Cincinnati, and Ouida Bowen and husband Arbie of Phoenix.

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Frank, Jack, and Ed Sanders; and brother-in-law, James Carroll, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Mary P. Peterson

Mary P. Peterson, 77, Bedford, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Keith L. Mitchell

Keith L. Mitchell, 79, Ind. 158, Bedford, died today at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Sept 24, 2009

Evan R. Young

Sept. 19, 2009 — Sept. 19, 2009

Evan Robert Young, infant son of Robert Lee and Tangela Renae (Evans) Young, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

Surviving with his parents of Bedford; are three brothers, Gavin, Miles and Riley Holler at home; one sister, Kaitlyn Young at home; maternal grandmother, Sheila Flynn of Bedford; maternal grandfather, Bob Evans of Springville; paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Peggy and Randy Srygley of Bedford; paternal grandfather, Mike Young of Florida.

Private services are scheduled with no calling hours. Burial will be in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

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

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

Wanda Martin

Mar. 20, 1942 — Sept. 20, 2009

Wanda Martin, 67, Plaza Drive, Bedford, died at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 20, 1942, in Bedford, the daughter of Ben & Hazel (Chaney) Shelton. She married William Martin, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1971.

She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Bedford Eagles No. 654, and the Oolitic VFW.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Dixon of Bloomington and Sherilyn Lee of Alabama; two sons, Randall Lee of Bedford, and Jon Lee of Sefner, Fla.; one sister, Geneva Shelton of Bloomington; one brother, Orville “Dude” Shelton of South Carolina; nine grandchildren, Dustin Gabhart, Desirae Bentley, Casey, Charles, Kristen Dawn, Jessica, Brandon, Magenta, Ransom; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,; four sisters, Regina Chase, Ilena Fern Chapman, Frances Tarrants, and one in infancy, and two brothers, Gerald “Bud” Shelton, and James Shelton

Graveside Services were Wednesday at Bass Cemetery, where burial followed.

Sept 23, 2009

Dennis L. Davis

Sept. 9, 1938 — Sept. 19, 2009

Dennis L. Davis, 71, went home to be with the Lord at 4:33 p.m. Saturday at his residence. He had been in failing health for several years. He will be deeply missed, especially by his loved ones and friends. He was a great husband, dad and grandfather.

He was born, Sept. 9, 1938, in Lawrence County. He was the son of Fred and Ida P. (Gyger) Davis. He married Patricia Sue Bough on May 6, 1962, and she survives.

He retired from Ford Motor Co. of Indianapolis after 37 years as a supervisor. He attended Indiana University, was a member of Gulletts Creek Church, Bedford Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Past Master in 1971, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Murat Shine of Indianapolis, York Rite of Greenfield, Past Master Club of Lawrence County, Shara Grotto of Indianapolis, Gun Club of Indianapolis, Honorary member of Cumberland Lodge of Indianapolis, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; one son, Scott D. Bough of Bedford; his father, Fred Davis; one granddaughter, Kylee Michelle Bough; one grandson, Tanner Scott Bough and wife Danielle; one great-grandson, Tanner Scott Bough; one sister, Patsy Tincher of Indianapolis; two aunts, June Ballard of Kokomo and Mary Esther Craig and husband Don Craig of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funerals services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Pallbearers are Tanner Bough, Dewey McDaniel, Larry Crulo, Ronald Craig, Dr. Irwin B. Malament and Bob Clifton.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM.

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

Sept 22, 2009

Johnnie B. Ringle

Johnnie B. Ringle, 93, Mitchell, died at 12:35 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Sept 21, 2009

Robert H. Thayer

Dec. 23, 1932 — Sept. 18, 2009

Robert H. “Bob” Thayer, 76, Mitchell, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Dec. 23, 1932, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Robert Grant and Minnemay (Havens) Thayer. He married Theresa (Porter) Banks Sept. 1, 2009.

Robert was a medical sales representative for Ohmeda Company and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1114.

Surviving are his wife, Theresa A. Thayer of Mitchell; daughters, Beverly Sue Thayer and Les Risley of West Kill, New York, Barbara Lynn Thayer of West Kill, New York, and Dr. Charlotte Ann Wood and husband Walter of Madison, Miss.; a son, Robert Hodgin Thayer and wife Janice of Powell, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert Lodge Thayer, John Andrew Thayer, Mallory Michelle Thayer, Thomas Thayer Wood, George Phillip Wood, and John Michael Wood; a brother, Ward Havens Thayer, Ph. D. and wife Linda of Louisville, Ky.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Ames Chapel 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. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Tulip Street Christian Church

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

Glenda M. Pruett

Dec. 19, 1966 — Sept. 18, 2009

Glenda Marie Pruett, 43, Mitchell, passed away at 9:14 p.m. Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 19, 1966, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Glendon Ray and Wilma Eloise (Damron) Wells. She married Daniel Lee Pruett July 18, 2009.

She was formerly employed at the Jay C Store in Bedford and had also worked in nursing home care.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Pruett of Mitchell; children, Benjamen Lee Parker and wife Cassandra of California, Sarah Marie Livingston and husband Adam of Paoli, Joseph Timothy Parker, Joshua Jared Parker, and Theodore Thomas Hayes all of Bedford, and Christopher Scott Pruett of Mitchell; stepfather, Herb Wheeler of Bedford; grandchildren, Dawn Marie Parker, Kyanna Ashley Livingston, and Draven Gage Livingston; sisters, Kelly Terrell and husband Jim of Bedford and Iris Curren and husband Brian of Mitchell

Her parents preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

John W. Bratton II

Aug. 19, 1961 — Sept. 18, 2009

John W. “Tater” Bratton II, 48, of Shoals, died at 7:57 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born Aug. 19, 1961, in Daviess County, he was the son of John W. and Shirley (Brassine) Bratton.

He was a stonecutter for Summit & Evans, and various other fabricators in the Bedford mills. He was most recently employed by Indiana Cut Stone.

John played the guitar and was the lead singer for the bands, “Southern Satisfaction” and “Bad Influence.”

Survivors include his mother, Shirley Bratton of Shoals; two daughters, Courtney Bratton Birkle and husband Robert of Newburgh, and Emily Bratton at home; one son, Derek Conklin of Indian Springs; one granddaughter, Bailye Bratton of Newburgh; and three sisters, Sherry and Larry Seals of Loogootee, Cathy and Dennis Seals of Loogootee, and Carrie and John Gabhart of Trinity Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Robert Bratton, in infancy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals with Burial in the Trinity Springs Cemetery.

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

Richard K. Pate

Dec. 17, 1960 — Sept. 17, 2009

Richard K. “Ricky” Pate, 48, Bedford, died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Survivors include his mother, Carol Willis, Bloomington; two brothers, Michael Pate, Gosport, and Bobby Pate, Bloomington; one sister, Sherry Swinney, Spencer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Hayes Cemetery.

Dennis L. Davis Dennis L. Davis, 71, of Bedford, died at 4:33 p.m. Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 19, 2009

Robert H. Thayer

Robert H. “Bob” Thayer, 76, Mitchell, died at 7:50 a.m. Friday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Sept 18, 2009

Ruby L. Majors

Feb. 9, 1918 — Sept. 17, 2009

Ruby L. Majors, 91, Bedford, died a 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Westview Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Hot Spring County, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Lula (Ward) Ashley. She married Tommie Majors on March 1, 1939, in Hot Spring County, Ark., he preceded her in death in 1990.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Southland Church of Christ, and a member of UAW Local No. 440 retirees.

Survivors include three daughters, Delores Polderman and husband Neil of Ossian, Ruth Smoke of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Kathy Lockenour and husband Scott of Linton; one son, Bruce Majors and wife Renee of Bedford; one brother, Austin Ashley of Arizona; one sister, Virginia “Sue” Lisenby of Arkansas; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and five brothers and sisters, Pearl Elkins, Cecil Ashley, Burlee May Boyett, Raymond Ashley, and Margaret Louise Ashley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

David Dorsett

Sept. 17, 1922 — Sept. 16, 2009

David H. Dorsett, 86, of Orleans, died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Dorsett was born Sept. 17, 1922, in Orange County, the son of John David and Mahalia Jane (Hopper) Dorsett. He married Ruth Sanders and she preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2006.

He was retired from Scotty’s Appliances in Bedford. He was employed with B&R Appliances in Mitchell until Scotty’s bought them. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Orleans American Legion, Warren Brock Post No. 69.

He is survived by two sons, Brian Dorsett and Michael Dorsett; a daughter, Jane McNeely, all of Orleans; two brothers, Kenneth Dorsett of Mitchell and John Dorsett of Bloomington; two sisters, Eunice Wiedman of Columbus, and Mary Lou Clements of Martinsville; there are nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and 10 great- great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Wade Judy officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Horeb Baptist Cemetery, Orleans, where military rites will be presented by the Orleans American Legion.

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

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

Sept 17, 2009


Jerry D. Headdy

Nov. 15, 1944 — Sept. 15, 2009

Jerry D. Headdy, 64, Calabash, N.C., formerly of Ellettsville, died Tuesday at his son’s residence.

He was retired from G.E.

Survivors include his wife, Sheri J. (Savage) Headdy; sons, Dr. J.D. Headdy, and Jeff Headdy, all of Ellettsville; stepson, Ross Reed, Richmond, Ky.; brother, Winfred L. Headdy, Ellettsville; stepsisters, Brenda Brumblett and Virginia Cunningham, both of Bedford; father-in-law, Wayne Fender of Bedford; and six grandchildren.

A farewell party will be at Jeff Headdy’s home, 4709 N. Louden Road, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville.

Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Sarah A. Scott

Nov. 22, 1944 — Sept. 15, 2009

Sarah Alice Scott, 64, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday in Okmulgee, Okla.

Survivors include her husband, David Lee Scott of Oklahoma; daughter, Susan McBride, of Kansas; a sister, Carolyn Moffitt, Bedford; and a stepsister, Sharon Bowden, Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Bristow, Okla.

Ruby Majors

Ruby Majors, 91, Bedford, died at 12:15 a.m. on today at Westview Manor in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial service

A memorial service for Mary Lee Bastain Campbell, who died Sept. 5, has been set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Grace Methodist Church in Bedford.

Sept 16, 2009

Claude ‘Duane’ Helton

Oct. 2, 1933 — Sept. 14, 2009

Claude “Duane” Helton, 75, of Owensburg, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, entered into that peaceful rest to wait for the return of our Savior, Jesus Christ, at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born Oct. 2, 1933, in Orange County, he was the son of Charles Dewey and Maree (Taylor) Helton. He was a loving and caring husband to his wife Donna Fields, whom he married in 1952.

As a Christian, Duane worshipped for many years at the Central Church of Christ.

He worked as a civil servant at NWSC Crane until his retirement in 1985. He was a published poet, a gifted artist and a skilled wood craftsman. Duane never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew him. He was a member of the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogy Society, the American Poets Society and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Owensburg; one son, Jim Helton of Bedford; his blood brother, Bill Boruff of Rising Sun; brother-in-law, Buddy Fields, and sister-in-law, Ann Fields both of Owensburg; son-in-law, Bob Bex and wife Patty; sister-in-law, Beulah Helton of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; and grandchildren, Robin Bex, Jen Bex, Caci Helton and Nate Helton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Claudia J. Bex in 1998; a brother, Dewey Arthur Helton; brother-in-law, Bryant Fields; father and mother-in-law, Dennie and Lillian Fields; great-nephew, Tyler Fields and great-niece, Kim Todd.

Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Wilbur Fields and Jack Beyers officiating. Cremation will follow.

Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

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

Charles D. Ramsey

Jan. 20, 1933 — Sept. 14, 2009

Charles David Ramsey, 76, Bedford, died at 12:52 p.m. Monday at his residence.

He was born Jan. 20, 1933, in Bedford, the son of Lloyd and Ruth Helen (Gilson) Ramsey. He married Janis Sherrill, and she survives.

He was a retired sign painter, having worked at Johnny’s Signs in Bedford, for several years.

Surviving with his wife, Janis of Bedford; are three sons, Kirk Darren Ramsey and Kevin Dustin Ramsey, both of Bedford, and Johnny Ramsey of Tennessee; two daughters, Kelly Denise Benton and Karla Dawn Ramsey, both of Bedford; several grandchildren; one sister, Marion Payton of Mitchell; and his companion, Lorene Ashley of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kim David Ramsey in 2006; daughter, Kristie Dana Hedrick in 2006; and a brother, Kenneth Ramsey.

Graveside services will be a 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Beech Grove Cemetery with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow.

There will be no visitation.

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

Adriana G. Bakker

Jan. 25, 1938 — Sept, 13, 2009

Adriana G. (Koot) Bakker, 71, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South in Greenwood.

She was born Jan. 25, 1938 in Breda, Netherlands. She married Frank K. Bakker on July 7, 1967, in Hamilton, Canada, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Other survivors include a son Bert Bakker and his wife Andrea of Mitchell; two grandchildren Ryan Bakker and Amber Bakker; two sisters Ann Koot and Frieda Voogt both of Breda, Netherlands.

Services are private.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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

For additional information, call (317) 738-0202.

Joan Boone

Sept. 12, 1932 — Sept. 14, 2009

Joan Boone, 77, of Bedford, died at 7:27 p.m. Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She had been a dispatcher for the 400 Cab Service for 35 years and had operated an answering service in Bedford.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Watson of Illinois and Joyce McFarlin, Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Mundell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Terry D. Gillihan

July 28, 1950 — Sept. 15, 2009

Terry D. Gillihan, 59, Springville, died Tuesday at his residence.

He was a carpenter and had been employed by Will-Harris Builders until his illness. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Martin) Gillihan, Springville; his children, Dustin Gillihan, Solsberry, Jessica Patton, Bloomington, Eric and Natalie Martin, Bloomington, Amanda and Jerrad Tieman, Owensburg, Toby Gillihan, Bloomington, Brady Gillihan, Bloomington; and Josh and Heidi Gillihan, Bedford; one sister, Sue Miller, Newark; 10 grandchildren; three nephews; and one niece.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old Ind. 37.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

Online condolences are available at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Sept 15, 2009

John I. Shuler

April 20, 1934 — Sept. 13, 2009

John I. Shuler, 75, Mitchell, passed away at 8:09 a.m. Sunday at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Born April 20, 1934, in Calvin, Virginia, he was the son of Willie Stephen and Margaret Louise (Campbell) Shuler. He married Helen Joyce Shelton June 14, 1957, and she survives.

He was a dairy farmer and enjoyed coon hunting and fishing. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Orleans.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran.

Surviving with his wife Helen Joyce Shuler of Mitchell; are daughter, Deborah Ann Beasley and husband Larry Edward Beasley of Mitchell; grandchildren, Zachariah Edward Beasley and wife Heather Michelle (Owen) Beasley of West Lafayette, Audria Ann (Beasley) Griffin and husband Michael Owen Griffin of Evansville, and Ezra Irvin Beasley of Mitchell; brothers, Howard Shuler and wife Jewell of Woodstock, Ga., Curtis Shuler and wife Sue of Orleans, and Terrell Shuler of Campbellsburg; and sister, Wanda Williams and husband Burley of Orleans.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist 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 Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Zachariah Beasley, Ezra Beasley, Larry Beasley, Mike Griffin, Curtis Shuler, Howard Shuler, Terrell Shuler, Michael Shuler, and Jeff Williams.

Memorial Gifts: Liberty Baptist Cemetery or Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

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

Alice I. Sowders

April 15, 1929 — Sept. 14, 2009

Alice Irene Sowders, age 80, of Bloomington, went home Monday morning at the Garden Villa Health Care Center in Bloomington.

She was met by Jesus who instructed her to enter in, my good and faithful servant. She was led down the streets of Glory by the love in her life, Bill Sowders, who has waited somewhat impatiently since the day that he died in June 2006, she danced all the way.

She was the best of mothers, the best of saints and the most precious of grandmothers. With the aid of her husband, she had provided a loving, peaceful, secure home for her children and all who crossed her threshold.

She leaves behind a family who had been so greatly blessed to have her as a mother and a grandmother that not a one of us would have traded her for all the great houses or fine cars and clothes. She has been our great treasure and it is with a torn heart we let her go to her great reward. She well deserves it. The countless hours she spent in prayer, the times she listened to our problems well into the night and held us in our sorrows are too many to count. We can only strive to pass on the legacy to our own children. The greatest compliment I could ever hope for was to be told I’m like my mother. She implanted in each of us high morals and principles, steadfast loyalty and a love for the truth. There was none better than Alice Irene Sowders.

She now resides in Heaven in a mansion prepared just for her. She’s young again. There are no aches or pains or sickness. She will never again lose her husband or see a grandchild die. She’ll be dancing on the streets of Glory all through eternity. Let us all strive to meet her there someday.

Born April 15, 1929, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Wayne and Jennie (Baker) Hendrix.

She was a homemaker and a very devoted member of Shiloh Pentecostal Temple. She was an avid Bible reader, loved vegetable and flower gardening as well as being an excellent cook. She also loved her grandchildren very much.

She is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law; Pam and Dale Cook of Mitchell, Susan Bland of Bloomington, and Kim Evans of Ellettsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Sue Sowders of Chapel Hill, and Dennis and Marjorie Sowders of Heltonville; three sisters, Lois Williamson of Bedford, Jeanette Hartgraves of Bloomington, and Wanda Gorham of Mishawaka; one brother, Edwin Hendrix of Ellettsville, 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Denise Sowders and and three brothers, David Hendrix, Thomas, Hendrix and Billy Hendrix.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Pentecostal Temple with the Rev. Russell Elkins officiating. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Mausoleum.

Friends may visit the family at the church from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be given to the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple.

Day Funeral Home in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

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

Joan Boone

Joan Boone, 77, of Bedford, died at 7:27 p.m. Monday at Garden Villa. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 14, 2009

Dorothy P. Tincher

April 15, 1924 — Sept. 12, 2009

Dorothy P. Tincher, 85, of 1447 Trogdon Lane, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born on April 15, 1924, in Avoca, she was the daughter of Earl Roach and Essie (Harper) Roach. She married James A. Tincher in November of 1941 and he passed away on Feb. 18, 1974.

She had worked for Sarkes Tarzian and the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Surviving are four children, Gary B. Tincher and wife Deloris, Michael D. Tincher and wife Janet, Harvetta Smith and husband Gary, all of Bedford, and James A. Tincher II and wife Sue Ann of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Scott Tincher, Jamie Banister, Kimmie Downham, Kevin Tincher and Marty Staggs; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one sister: Goldie Gilbert of Martinsville, two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Roach of Greenwood and Betty Roach of Avoca; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Owen and Oren Roach; and her grandson, Ronnie Staggs.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery with Reno Bates officiating.

Friends may call at 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Orville Henderson

April 23, 1937 — Sept. 11, 2009

Orville “Bud” Henderson, 72, Mitchell, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove.

Born April 23, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charlie and Lilly (Browning) Henderson.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School, worked at Hoosier Uplands as a case worker, and was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

Surviving are a son, Kevin Henderson of Mitchell; brothers, Doyle “Dick” Henderson and wife Kaye of Bedford, Wilson “Bill” Henderson and wife Joyce of Bedford, and Darrell Henderson of Orange County, Calif.; and grandchildren, Cameron Henderson and Rachel Henderson, both of Mitchell.

His parents; sons, Terry and Darrin Henderson; and sisters, Alice Root and Norma Miller preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Paul Flores officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Sheila E. Brent

Ocrt. 9, 1954 — Sept. 11, 2009

Sheila Elaine Brent, 54, Mitchell, died at 11 p.m. Friday at her residence.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are son, Richard Wayne Estepp, Hardinsburg; daughter, Pamela Mills, Mitchell; sisters, Della Valdes, Mitchell, Judy Evans, Louisville, and Treva Sue Estepp of Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation.

Online condolences are available at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Constance Sinclair

May 26, 1938 — Sept. 12, 2009

In loving memory of Mother and Grandmother Constance Sinclair, 71 of Odon who passed away at 2:18 a.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was born May 26, 1938 in Daviess County, the daughter of Robert R. Smith and Margaret (Sears) Smith Nolting. She married Donald Sinclair in March of 1956 and he survives.

She was a homemaker and attended the Odon United Methodist Church.

Connie always said she was blessed with a kidney from her sister Diane on Oct. 1, 1980, that extended her life 29 years.

Surviving with her husband Donald Sinclair of Odon; are two daughters, Phyllis (John) Whittaker of Avon, and Elaine (Michael) Dayhoff of Odon; a son, Rob (Beth) Sinclair of Bedford; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her mother, Margaret Nolting of Odon, two sisters, Diane (Ronald) Beasley of Odon, and Judy (John) Carter of Seymour; and one brother, Robert (Brenda) Smith of Odon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home in Odon with Brother Kenny Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery.

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

Sue E. Todd

Jan. 1, 1940 – July 15, 2009

Sue Ellen (Etter) Todd, died July 15, 2009 in Napa California at the age of 69. She was born January 1, 1940 in Bedford. First of three daughters to Thomas Elmer and Bernice Ellen (Todd) Etter of Heltonville. They moved to California in 1941, where Elmer worked at McDonough Steel Co. in Oakland, during the war.

Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Obertello, Monterey, Calif., and Louise Grassi, Idaho; three children in Washington, Todd Miller, Pam Cooper, and Lisa Miller; and eight grandchildren.

Sue Ellen graduated from Castlemont H.S. in Oakland, California as an Honor Student. Sue taught at Little Lambs Preschool in the Bay Area and the last ten years worked at Crutchers Hospital in Napa - she was described by her employer as being sympathetic, loving, encouraging and enjoyed by her co-workers.

She was cremated at the Richard Pierce Mortuary in Napa. Her family spread her remains in the California Sierra Mountains, a place she loved.

John I. Shuler

John I. Shuler, 75, Mitchell, died at 8:09 a.m. Sunday at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Arrangements are pending at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Sept 13, 2009

Clifford Prince Covey

Nov. 2, 1914 — Sept.. 11, 2009

Clifford Prince Covey, 94, of Bedford, died Friday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford.

He was born Nov. 2, 1914, to Ephriam and Laura Covey. He married Frona Rollins Covey, who preceded him in death in 1997.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of Owensburg Baptist Church.

Covey is survived by one sister, Laura (Covey) Anderson and husband Carl, of Bedford; companion Liz Wilson of Bedford; brother-in-law, Rex Rollins and wife Nancy of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Mary Covey, of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers, Clarence, Carl and Clinton Covey.

Graveside service be 11 a.m. Monday at the Owensburg Cemetery in Greene County.

Orrie ‘Jr.’ F. Franklin Jr.

Jan. 13, 1936 — Sept. 11, 2009

Orrie “Jr.” F. Franklin Jr., 73, of Freedom, died Friday at his residence.

He was a farmer and a retired supervisor for Electricom.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Sanders Chestnut of Bedford and Carrie Schenck of Spencer; one son, Dave Franklin of Bloomington; a brother, Wilfred Franklin of Danville and two sisters, Patty Line of Freedom and Phyllis Richardson of Ellettsville.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at West & Parrich & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Burial will be at Christian Cemetery in Patricksburg.

Friends may call 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Orville ‘Bud’ Henderson

April 23, 1937 — Sept. 11, 2009

Orville “Bud” Henderson, 72, of Mitchell, died Friday at Select Specialty Hospital in Beech Grove.

He worked at Hoosier Uplands.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Henderson of Mitchell and three brothers, Doyle (Dick) Henderson and Wilson (Bill) Henderson, both of Bedford, and Darrell Henderson of Orange County, Cali.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be buried at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Eva Jewel Lindley

July 16, 1930 — Sept. 11, 2009

Eva Jewel Lindley, 79, of Paoli, died Friday at Meadow View Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.

She was a secretary for the Orange County Extension Office for 26 years.

Survivors include her husband, Farwell H. Lindly of Paoli; two daughters, Leesa Favela of Frezno, Cali. and Sharon Bryant of Bedford; one son, Mark Lindley of Paoli; three sisters, Violet Wheatcraft of Washington State, Opal Taylor, of Roseville, Cali. and Freda Sheets of Indianapolis and one brother, Paul Beaty of Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.

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

Dorothy P. Tincher

April 15, 1924 — Sept. 12, 2009

Dorothy P. Tincher, 85, of Bedford, died Saturday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She had worked for Sarkes-Tarzian and the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include three sons, Gary B. Tincher and Michael D. Tincher, both of Bedford and James A. Tincher II, of Bloomington; one daughter, Harvetta Smith of Bedford and one sister, Goldie Gilbert of Martinsville.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 12, 2009

Sue E. Todd

Jan. 1, 1940 – July 15, 2009

Sue Ellen (Etter) Todd, 69, Napa, formerly of Lawrence County, died July 15 in Napa.

She was a teacher and care giver.

Survivors include two sisters, Geneva Obertello, Monterey, Calif., and Lousise Grassi, Idaho; three children in Washington, Todd Miller, Pam Cooper, and Lisa Miller; and eight grandchildren.

She was cremated at the Richard Pierce Mortuary in Napa. Her ashes were spread in the Sierra Mountains.

Sept 11, 2009

Eva Weaver

March 12, 1923 — Aug. 2, 2009

Eva Ellis Weaver, a long time resident of Silver City, N.M., and a native of Mitchell, left this world peacefully on Aug. 2, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Tucson, Ariz., with her children, Susie and Dan (Weaver) at her side as she ended her battle with bone-marrow Leukemia.

Born March 12, 1923, in Mitchell, Eva was the daughter of Ernest and Laura Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Lawrence; and nephew, Merrill.

She is survived by her brother, Dan O. Ellis. The following nieces and nephews and their families will all miss their “Auntie Eva:” Marilyn, Eddie, Katy, Don, Becky, Sue, Dan D., Sharon, Peach, Terry, David, Robin and Sheri.

Eva lost her husband, Earl Weaver, in January of 2006 and she leaves behind her daughter, Susie of Tucson; and son, Dan; grandsons, Chase and Aaron; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Alicia, and Jayden, all of Silver City, N.M.

Eva’s sweet disposition and bright smile will be missed by all who knew her.

Jo Ann Moscato

Oct. 10, 1931 — Sept. 9, 2009

Jo Ann Moscato, 77, Bedford, died suddenly Wednesday evening at her residence.

She was born Oct. 10, 1931, in Bedford, the daughter of John and Mary Rose (Demark) Ross. She married James Moscato on Sept. 17, 1955, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2004.

She was a retired bookkeeper from Bedford National Bank in Bedford.

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, where she was an active member of the Bereavement Committee; she was a loving wife and mother, who will be missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Moscato of Bedford; three sisters, Lena (Burl) Woodward, Frances Fish and Mary Ross, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Bobby Moscato in 1985; two brothers, Joe and Jim Ross; three sisters, Angie Eagan, Sophia Markiano and Mary Ruth Capperilla.

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

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society.

Roy J. Rainey

Dec. 2, 1944 — Sept. 8, 2009

Roy James “Jim” Rainey, 64, Lawrenceport, passed away at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Dec. 2, 1944, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George and Zena (Slinkard) Rainey.

He had worked at area grocery stores and was last employed at JayC Foods Plus.

Surviving are daughters, Misty and Darren Elkins of Charlestown, and Laura and Todd Fry of Florida; sons, James and Nickie Rainey, and Matt and Ayita Rainey, all of Florida; six grandchildren; and sisters, Imogene “Toots” Murphy of Bedford, Mickey McDonald of Richardson, Texas, and Georgia Lee Mitchell of Greenwood.

His parents; sister, Della R. Sproles; and brothers, Warren D. Rainey, Joe D. Rainey, and Lowell Thomas Rainey, preceded him in death.

Burial will be at 4 p.m. today at Mundell Christian Cemetery.

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

Allen L. Costin

Nov. 18, 1960 — Sept. 8, 2009

Allen L. Costin, 48, Edinburgh, formerly of Bedford, died at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at Major Hospital in Shelbyville.

He was born Nov. 18, 1960, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the son of Alfred and Bonnie (Tully) Costin. He married Brenda Purcell on April 11, 1999, and she survives.

He was employed in the maintenance department at Rexam of Franklin.

He was a graduate of Poplar Bluff Senior High School.

Allen loved motorcycling, four-wheeling with his son, Jeremiah, tearing down and rebuilding motors and any type of dog. He loved the Lord and lived every day watching for His return.

Surviving with his wife, Brenda of Edinburgh; his son, Jeremiah of Edinburgh; his mother, Bonnie Costin of Bedford; his mother-in-law, Wanda Purcell; one brother, Robert (Lisa) Costin of Crawfordsville; four sisters, Bonnie Costin and Katherine (John) Stroud, all of Bedford, Deanna Faye (Bryce) Willis of Missouri, and Mary Jane (Ralph) Bruce of Caruthersville, Mo.; and his brother-in-law, Shannon Purcell of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Costin; his father-in-law, Clyde Purcell; and brother-in-law, Rondy Purcell.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home in Shelbyville with the Rev. Dennis Aud officiating. Burial will be in the Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeremiah Allen Costin Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Sept 10, 2009

David W. Elliott

Oct. 31, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2009

David Wesly Elliott, 80, Bedford, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 31, 1928, in St. Bernice, the son of Zack and Fern (Clark) Elliott. He married Judy Turner on June 24, 1953, in Longview, Texas, and she survives.

He was owner and operator of Elliott Stone Co. in Bedford, along with his wife Judy.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1947. Following high school he played baseball with the farm team of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as a left-handed pitcher.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany.

He owned Elliott Masonry Contracting, later becoming a partner in Meredith Stone Co., fabricators of Indiana Limestone. He designed and patented a saw to develop an underground quarry.

In 1987 at the Stone Expo in Atlanta, Ga., he was awarded the first Stone World Technological Achievement Award for being the most innovative quarrier in North America. In 1988, Gov. Robert Orr presented him with the Sagamore of the Wabash honor.

He served on the Bedford Parks Board under three mayors — Hauck, Harp and Williams — serving as president several years. He helped to establish the Bedford Recreation Foundation during this time. He served on the board of directors of the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

He was a Sunday school teacher for several years and a youth sponsor, with his wife Judy, for eight years at the First Christian Church in Bedford. He was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Bedford Elks Club.

He won the Bedford City Golf Championship in 1960. He was presented the Bedford Recreation Association’s Citizen’s Recognition Award in 2008. He and his family were honored as the grand marshals of the 2009 Limestone Heritage Festival Parade. Along with his family, he was presented the Thomas Middleton Award from Stone Belt in August 2009.

During the winter months, he lived in Naples, Fla.

Surviving with his wife Judy of Bedford; are his children, Brian (Robin) Elliott, Laura Shaw, and Jennifer (Ralph) Morgan, all of Bedford, and Cynthia (Wayne) Allbright of Bloomington; grandchildren, Mason Elliott and Derrick Elliott of Bedford, Emily (Jeremy) Shaw Carter of Mitchell, Alan Shaw of New York City, Joshua Morgan, Cynthia Morgan, Jessica Morgan, and Kristen Morgan, all of Bedford; stepgrandchildren, Kyle Allbright and Casey Allbright, both of Bloomington; great-grandchildren, Zade Carter and Zoey Carter, both of Mitchell; brother, Joe (Johanna) Elliott of Bedford; sister, Mary (Jim) Aliano of Bloomfield; sister-in-law, Janie (Turner) (Philip) Newton of Columbus; nieces, Shirley Elliott, San Antonio, Texas, Lorett (Dave) Hunt, LaGrange, Texas, Julie Elliott, Bedford, Tangie (Jim) Jarrad, Bonita Springs, Fla., Margie Riley and Sally Nezam, both of Kingwood, Texas, Jamie (Dave) Hill, Mount Juliet, Tenn., Judy Enderle, Rogers, Ark., Connie (George) Hester, Bryan, Texas,, Kitty (John) Ripley, Austin, Texas, and Alicia Allen, Cincinnati; nephews, Larry (Rhoda) Elliott, Danville, Jerry (Lindsey) Elliott, Phoenix, Ariz., Mike Elliott, Bedford, Tim Elliott, Greenwood, Joey (Sherri) Elliott, Bedford, Tommy (Laura) Elliott, Bloomington, Doug Aliano and Greg Aliano, both of Owensburg, Kevin Aliano, Evansville, Vincent Aliano, Springville, Stephen (Susan) Pease and Mark Pease, both of Columbia, Mo., James Pease, Hannibal, Mo., Andy (Pam) Pease, Naples, Fla., Geoffrey (Cappy) Pease, Columbia, Mo., and Jason (Sharon) Newton, Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zack and Fern Elliott; brothers, John (Cleo) Elliott, Herb Elliott, James (Phyllis) Elliott, Benny (Helen) Elliott, Howard Elliott, and Larry Elliott; sister-in-law, Harriett (Turner) (Chuck) Pease; brother-in-law, Tom Turner; niece, Karen (Bob) Crulo; and nephews, John (Wanda) Elliott, Steve Elliott, and Benny Joe Elliott.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the church.

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

Thomas Wykoff

March 5, 1940 — Sept. 9, 2009

Thomas Wykoff, 69, Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Born March 5, 1940, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dudley Wykoff Sr., and Avis (Taylor) Wykoff. He married Sally Hurd, and she survives.

He was a dental lab technician.

Surviving with his wife, Sally of Bedford; are three sons, Nathan (Lana) Wykoff of Bloomington, Paul (Kris) Wykoff of Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael (Sonya) Wykoff of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Jennifer (Mike) Morales of Bedford; one stepson, Mike Hurd of Corning, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; four brothers, John Wykoff, Roger Wykoff, Dudley Wykoff and Robert Wykoff, all of Bedford; and two sisters, Susie Wykoff of Bedford, and Carol Scroggins of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Robbins and Edna Berry; and one brother, Don Wykoff.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Burial will follow.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

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

Richard Swayze

Nov. 20, 1942 — Sept. 6, 2009

Richard Swayze, 66, passed away in Texas on Sunday after a brief illness.

Born Nov. 20, 1942, in Lawrenceville, Ill., he was the son of Cecil and Kathryn (Richardson) Swayze.

Richard was a member of the U.S. Army from May 1960 to May 1966, honorably serving our country. He received the Bronze Star medal while serving in Vietnam.

He is survived by his mother, Kathryn Swayze of Mitchell; Mike West of Indiana and Jeff Niersel of Texas; daughters, Michelle Steckler of Indiana and Elizabeth Swayze of Texas; brothers, Don Swayze of Mitchell and Steve Swayze of Arizona; sister, Cecilia Kay Wright of Michigan; and several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

His father, Cecil Swayze, and niece, Joni Schmltter, preceded him in death.

Richard was a loving and caring person who had a smile for everyone he met. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors.

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

Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Donald W. Hughes

Oct. 19, 1959 — Aug. 31, 2009

The family of Donald Wayne Hughes mourns his passing.

Born Oct. 19, 1959, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Curtis Hughes and Judith Diggs Hughes. He entered into rest Aug. 31 at Garden Villa of Bloomington surrounded by loving family.

His memory will be cherished by wife, Deana E. Young-Hughes of Gosport; father, Curtis Hughes of Indianapolis; siblings, Larry Hughes, Brian Hughes, Ronald Hughes, Lisa Hughes, and Jennifer Hughes Campbell, all of Indianapolis; stepchildren, Douglas Polmanter of Illinois and Amanda Cox of Bloomington; five sons and two daughters of Indianapolis; aunt, Debbie Glover and family; mother-in-law, Anna Ruth Young of Bedford; five nieces and 13 nephews.

He is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with mother, Judith Diggs Hughes; brother, Terry Hughes; father-in-law Jimmie Young; and all the ancestors.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Donald will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church, 3118 Washington Ave., Bedford.

Cremation service provided by Bloomington Cremation Society under the direction of Nathan Butler Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the bereaved family may be directed to www.forevercare.org.

Ronald Bailey

Aug. 31, 1943 — Sept. 4, 2009

Ronald Bailey, 66, Bloomington, died at 3 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Survivors include his sister, Jeanie Manion, East Oolitic; his son, James Burgess, Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Gilgal Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Louise Bumbalough

June 3, 1923 — Sept. 8, 2009

Louise Bumbalough, 86, Columbus, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday at Columbus Regional Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include sons, Ronnie Bumbalough, Columbus and Rick Bumbalough, Bloomington; four grandchildren, including Craig Bumbalough, Bedford; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Skurlock Cemetery in Doyle, Tenn., officiated by Glenn Hughes.

Friends may call from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope.

Memorials may be donated to Skurlock Cemetery through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to www.normanfuneralhome.net.

Sept 09, 2009

Brenda K. Hill

Feb. 21, 1952 — Sept. 4, 2009

Brenda Kay Hill, 57, of 163 Old Farm Road, Fayetteville, died on Friday at her residence.

Born Feb. 21, 1952, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Web and Ruth (Sheets) Salmon.

She was employed at RCA in Bloomington for 25 years and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. in Oolitic.

Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Renee Hillenburg and husband Robert of Heltonville; a son, Joshua Chad Eric Hill and wife Christy of Fayetteville; ten grandchildren, Brittany, Breanna and Joseph Hillenburg, Kaden, Chasity, Abby, Diamond, Dakota, Tosha and Devin Hill; two brothers, Jeff and Stanley Salmon; and four sisters, Beverly Sellers of Bedford, Nioma Hunt, Cindy Salmon and Becky Ramsey, all of Shoals.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Jimmy, Leslie and Charles Salmon.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville with Randy Corbin and Jim Stevens officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2:30 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 Brenda at www.daycarter.com.

Edna E. Tanksley

April 12, 1916 — Sept. 7, 2009

Edna E. Tanksley, 93, Heltonville, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Monday.

She was born to Lemon and Sylvia A. (Flinn) Winegar on April 12, 1916. She married Norton Tanksley Aug. 12, 1935.

She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Heltonville Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Tanksley and wife Gaytha, and Dickey Tanksley, all of Heltonville; two daughters, Sylvia McBride and husband Don and Sharon Smith and husband Barry Don; one son-in-law, Herman Fish; 11 grandchildren, Sheila Howard of Oklahoma, Sheryl Hawkins of Bedford, Shawn Tanksley of Dallas, Texas, Cris Burkhart of Austin, Texas, Lorraine Ambrose of Mitchell, Shelly Hume and Herman Fish Jr. of Norman, Diana Collins of Fayetteville, Bryan Tanksley of Heltonville, Wendy Raines of Bloomfield and Tina Brooking of Bedford; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norton; one daughter, Sally Fish; three brothers, Willie, Frank and James Winegar; and one sister, Lillie Sowders.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Heltonville Christian Church with Brother James Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Eva T. Spang

July 25, 1915 — Sept. 6, 2009

Eva Theresa (Heberling) Spang, 94, Racine, Wis., died Sunday at Ridgewood Care Center.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Gryniewicz, Brookfield, Wis., Gloria Spang-Hansen, Racine, and Jan Siepler, Bedford; a daughter-in-law; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. Friday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Racine with the Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park.

Friends may call from 4:30 p.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

The Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home in Racine is in charge of the arrangements.

Local information was provided by Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Mary Lou Thies

May 15, 1933 — Aug. 25, 2009

Mary Lou (Osborne) Thies, 76, Mountain Home, Idaho, formerly of Bedford, died Aug. 25 at a Twin Falls hospital.

She is survived by her husband Wally, Mountain Home; sons, Greg of Meridian, Idaho, and Jeff of Melba Idaho; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Turner, Columbus; a niece, Carol Bennett, Columbus; her sister-in-law, Mary Osborne, Bedford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Elizabeth Pawley

March 2, 1926 — Aug. 27, 2009

Elizabeth “Libby” (Armstrong) Pawley, 83, Washington, D.C., and a native of Bedford, died Aug. 27.

She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Pawley; and brother, Robert Armstrong; her children, Sarah Hochberg, Tom Black, and Emily Black; and three grandchildren.

A private service will be at a later date at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice or to the Indiana University Foundation.

Sept 08, 2009

Wendell W. McMillan

Nov. 10, 1928 — Sept. 3, 2009

Wendell W. McMillan, 80, of 335 McMillan Road, Springville, died at 3 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Nov. 10, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Benton and Geneva (Carter) McMillan. He married Wilma Jean Gonce on Nov. 27, 1953, and she preceded him in death.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local No. 841, the National Guard and Popcorn Christian Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Ritter and husband Danny of Needmore, Kathy Brew and husband Marty of Georgia and Sandra O’Neal and husband Randy of Bloomington; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald McMillan of Springville and a special friend, Florence Ashcraft.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two sisters, Betty East and Georgia Hacker.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery.

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

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

Mary L. Campbell

Nov. 23, 1922 — Sept. 5, 2009

Mary L. Campbell, 86, passed away Saturday in Cheboygan, Mich.

She was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Bedford, the daughter of Foster and Lillie (Hartman) Bastain. She married Robert Campbell on April 9, 1990, in Bedford, and he survives.

She attended Indiana State Teachers College and graduated with a Masters Degree in Education. She taught first grade in Bedford for more than 40 years and retired in 1985.

She enjoyed crafting, reading, quilting and traveling. She was very active in her churches, Grace Methodist Church in Bedford and Evangelical Community Christian Church in Bloomington.

Surviving with her husband, Bob; are three children, Beth (Ray) Straw of Eden Prairie, Minn., Mary (Walter) Johantgen of Carmel, and Bruce (Georgia) Campbell of Mooresville, N.C.; one brother, James (Bernice) Bastain of Jasonville; six grandchildren, Jason Straw of Bloomington, Ian (Sara) Straw of Carmel, Greg Campbell and Andrew Campbell, both of Mooresville, N.C, and Wolfe Johantgen and Greta Johantgen, both of Carmel; four great-grandchildren, Divina Thrasher of Bloomington, Sunny Straw of Terre Haute, Elihu Straw-Thrasher of Bloomington, and Kyla Straw of Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced later.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Grace Methodist Church.

Those wishing to sign an online register book may do so at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.

Arrangements are being handled by the Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan, Mich.

Anna B, Loveall

Nov. 9, 1915 — Sept. 1, 2009

Anna Broshia Taylor Alberts Loveall, 93, Follansbee, W.Va., formerly of Bedford, died Sept. 1 at Brightwood Nursing Home in Follansbee.

She was born Nov. 9, 1915, in Bedford, the daughter of Charles and Bertha Taylor. She married Vendell T. Alberts on July 29, 1942, he preceded her in death on July 7, 1973. She then married Stephen I. Loveall on Dec. 26, 1980, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1994.

Survivors include one son, Jerry L. Alberts and wife Bobbie of Harrisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, Jeremy Alberts, Jonathon Alberts and wife Kerry, and Jamie Alberts and wife Ashley, all of Wheeling, W. Va.; and one sister, Esther Bluff of Sparta, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, three sisters, Jeanetta Taylor, Olivia Mize, Virgina Ingle; and three brothers, Charles Taylor, Louis Taylor and Leland “Pete” Taylor.

She was a member of Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Burial services were held today at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made to Family Services of Upper Ohio Valley,

51 11th St. Wheeling, WV 26003

Arrangements were handled by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Larry K. Busick

April 27, 1949 — Sept. 4, 2009

Larry Keith Busick, 60, Mitchell, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 27, 1949, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Kenneth James and Pauline Alice (Anderson) Busick. He married Peggy J. George on June 15, 1968.

He retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a member of the Grace Tabernacle Church in Orleans.

Surviving with his wife, Peggy Busick of Mitchell; are sons, Brian Keith Busick and Gregory Scott Busick, both of Mitchell; brothers, Jerry Busick of Springfield, Vt., Bill Busick of Paoli, and Roger Busick of Salem; and sisters, Betty Lewis of Bloomington, and Diane Daugherty, Paoli.

His parents and brother, Vance Busick, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Brenda K. Hill

Brenda K. Hill, 57, Fayetteville, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 06, 2009

Jeff Burgess

March 4, 1957 — Sept. 4, 2009

Jeff Burgess, 52, of Mitchell, died Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a musician and a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.

Survivors include two daughters, Amber Burgess and Shawna Cochran, both of Bedford, and three sisters, Tamara Mantsch of Indianapolis, LaTonia Baker of Avoca and Neva Lawson of Kokomo.

Graveside service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial gifts may be made to the grandchildren’s education.

Alfred A. ‘Fred’ Rutledge

February 18, 1951 — Sept. 1, 2009

Alfred A. “Fred” Rutledge, 58, of Bedford, died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 18, 1951 in Elkhart to Alfred and Myrtle (Herndon) Rutledge. He married Sandy Tow, who preceeded him in death in January 2000.

He was a truck driver and retired from Yellow Freight lines after over 20 years of service. He was a member of the Teamster’s Union of Indianapolis and a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Army.

Survivors include his mother, Myrtle Rutledge, of Shoals; one son, Jon Rutledge and wife, Sierra, of Shoals; two grandsons, Alfred Aaron Rutledge, IV, of Lawrenceburg, Ky. and Byron Nathan, of Bloomington; three sisters, Sherrie Bruner and husband, Jim, of Loogootee, Mary Hatfield and husband, Joel, of Bedford, and Becky Costello and husband, Stephen, of Washington and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceeded in death by father; wife; a son, Aaron Rutledge in 2007; a sister, Candy Mundy and a brother, Michael Rutledge.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

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

John R. ‘Bud’ Spears

July 2, 1925 — Sept. 3, 2009

John R. “Bud” Spears, 84, died at 5:03 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at his residence.

Born July 2, 1925 in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Thomas and Clara (Brown) Spears. He married Jewel Patton on December 6, 1947 and she survives. He was a retired draftsman from Indiana Limestone and Indiana Steel. He was a member of Oolitic Baptist Church, Kiwanis Club, a Charter Member of the Oolitic VFW and a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel of Oolitic, one son, Johnny Spears of Oolitic, one daughter, Kathy Spears and her companion, Clay Carlisle of Oolitic, two grandchildren, Tyler Collins of Oolitic, Alyssa Jade Spears of Bedford and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clyde Spears.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook and let a candle in memory of Bud at www.daycarter.com.

Sept 05, 2009

Maurice ‘Maury’ Horton

May 23, 1931 — Sept. 3, 2009

Maurice “Maury” Horton, 78, Brownsburg, died Thursday.

Born in Lawrence County, Horton retired as a soil and water scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture.

Survivors include wife Betty Horton; children, Leah Jane Busboom and Jamie Horton; brothers, John Horton, Thomas Horton and Charles Horton; sisters, Callie Sue Butler and Mary Lou Smith; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary United Methodist Church with visitation at the church beginning at 9 a.m. Interment services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mundell Church Cemetery in Heltonville.

Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg is in charge of arrangements.

John R. ‘Bud’ Spears

July 2, 1925 — Sept. 3, 2009

John R. “Bud” Spears, 84, died at 5:03 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

He was a retired draftsman from Indiana Limestone and Indiana Steel. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Jewel of Oolitic; one son, Johnny Spears of Oolitic; one daughter, Kathy Spears of Oolitic; and two grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.

Jeff Burgess

March 4, 1957 — Sept. 4, 2009

Jeff Burgess, 52, Mitchell, died at 6:23 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a musician and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship and ABATE.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard.

Survivors include two daughters, Amber Burgess and Shawna Cochran, both of Bedford; three sisters, Tamara Mantsch of Indianapolis, LaTonia Baker of Avoca and Neva Lawson of Kokomo; and three granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Memorials may be made toward the grandchildren’s education.

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

Linda Passmore

Aug. 17, 1942 — Sept. 2, 2009

Linda Bernice Passmore, 67, Mooresville, died Wednesday at Clarian Hospital West in Avon.

Born in Detroit, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindi Van Meter of Mooresville; a son, Mike Passmore of Hinesville Ga.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

After private services, burial will be in Huron Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the

Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell.

Larry Busick Larry Busick, 60, Mitchell, passed away at 3:06 p.m. Friday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Sept 04, 2009

Berniece C. Baker

July 7, 1919 — Sept. 3, 2009

Berniece C. Baker, 90, Bedford, died at 6:20 a.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 7, 1919 in Martin County, she was the daughter of John C. and Nina (Mitchell) Parsley. She married Richard P. Jackson, who passed away in 1966 and later married S. Dale Baker, who also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and was retired from Westinghouse in Bloomington.

Survivors include a son, Jerry D. Jackson and his wife, Geraldine of Bedford; two grandsons, C. Reid Jackson of Mitchell and Justin Jackson of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Louise Girdley of Owensburg, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, two brothers and two sisters.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Owensburg Cemetery with Brother Ed Owens officiating.

Friends may call at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford from 4-8 p.m. today and until 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

John ‘Bud’ Spears

John “Bud” Spears, 84, Oolitic, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sept 03, 2009

Roy Dennis Gibbs

July 17, 1947 — Sept. 2, 2009

The family of Roy Dennis Gibbs mourns his passing.

Born July 17, 1947 at Knox County, Indiana to Roy Wilson Gibbs and Norma Jean Hunley Gibbs. Entered into rest September 2, 2009 surrounded by loving family.

His memory will be cherished by daughter, Barbara Jean Eilers and husband, Jared of Willmar, Minnesota; sisters, Cheryl Goller and husband, Ronald of Jasper, Kathy Winninger of Mitchell; grandchildren, Landon, Lauren, and Erin Eilers; nephew, Erin Jones and wife, Trena of Mitchell; niece, Stephanie Niemeyer and husband, Ryan of Newburgh.

He is reunited in the presence of our Heavenly Father with both parents; nephew, Jamie Jones. Roy served his country honorably in the US Army during the Viet-Nam conflict, was a past member of Cecil C. Martin Post 250 of the American Legion and Mitchell Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was retired from Indiana Steele in Bedford after more than 20 years and worked at Penny’s Discount Tobacco in Mitchell.

A celebration of the life of Roy Dennis Gibbs will be held 5 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2009 at Bride of Christ Church, 755 Diana Street, Mitchell. The congregation will provide a repast following the service. Memorial donations may be directed to the church.

Cremation service entrusted to Bloomington Cremation Society under the direction of Nathan Butler Funeral Home. Online condolences to the bereaved family may be sent at www.forevercare.org.

Sept 02, 2009

Opal G. Stilwell

Nov. 1, 1916 — Aug. 30, 2009

Opal G. Stilwell, 92, Bedford, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 1, 1916, in Orange County, she was the daughter of John Frank and Charlotte Marie (Cox) Thompson. She married James Aubrey Stilwell May 1, 1937, and he preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1969.

Opal was a beautician and a graduate of Cuzco High School. She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Olney, Ill., and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. She was a member of the Gold Star Wives of America.

Surviving are sons, Larry L. Stilwell and wife Mary Alice of Mitchell, and James H. Stilwell and wife Linda of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Marvin Thompson of Washington; and sister, Hollace Roach of French Lick.

Her parents; husband; and sister, Fern Wagner, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Reed Beard officiating. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oaktown Cemetery.

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

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

Emilie E. Cecil

April 12, 1922 — Aug. 31, 2009

Emilie E. Cecil, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 5:52 p.m. Monday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born April 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Blane and Earie Emily (Brown) Garrison. She married Kenneth Cecil who preceded her in death on March 19, 1988.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church and was active in the Mitchell Senior Citizens, where she enjoyed the Friday and Saturday night dances.

Survivors include one son, Jack Cecil of Mitchell; one sister, Janet Shaff of Tunnelton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be in the Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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

James E. Murphy

April 3, 1940 — Aug. 30, 2009

James E. “Jim” Murphy, Bedford, was called home to be with His Lord and Savior on Sunday.

Jim was born April 3, 1940, in Kurtz, the son of Raymond and Nora (Combs) Murphy.

He owned and operated Murphy’s Gulf Auto Service in Bedford for 14 years, beginning in 1963. He later was employed in real estate and insurance sales.

Jim is survived by his wife of 27 years, Wanda (Goldsby) Murphy; his children and their spouses, Debbie Allen (Kenny Price) of Bedford, Cherly Wilburn of Bloomington, James E. “Ed” (Joyce) Murphy Jr., Diana (George) Deckard, and Linda Wright, all of Bedford; stepchildren and spouses, Terry Goldsby (Kevin Fiely) of Greenwood, John Goldsby of Bedford, and Joe Goldsby of Bloomington; one brother, Samuel (Corine) Murphy of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Michael Murphy, Wendy Allen, Jennifer (Josh) Gott, Brittany (Michael) Rollins, Jeremy Murphy, Cierra Murphy, Matthew Deckard, Levi Wright and Isaac Wright; stepgrandchildren, Chad Underwood, Joe Fiely, Jamie Fiely, Andrea Ferguson, Skyler Goldsby and Jeremiah Goldsby; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Murphy, Alex Murphy, Samuel Brockman, Alissa Evans and Gracie Gott; step-great-grandchildren, Reilly Ferguson and Hannah Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; one brother, Wesley C. Murphy; and two sisters, Betty Prince and Patty Hildebrand.

Jim’s courage and determination were an inspiration to his family, doctors, and medical staff at St. Vincent and Seton Specialty Hospitals in Indianapolis. His memory will forever spark admiration and love.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, with Minister Michael Holsapple officiating. Burial will be in Robertson Cemetery in Jackson County.

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

Virginia A. Flanders

April 20, 1944 — Aug. 30, 2009

Virginia Ann Flanders, 65, Bloomington, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Betty Thompson, Springville, Cindy Haddock, Corpus Christi, Texas, David Flanders and William Flanders, of Bloomington, and Patricia Hivner, Clay City; her brothers, Demsey Ford, Springville, William Ford, Bloomington, Donald Larry Ford, Ellettsville, and Gary Wayne Ford; Bloomington, her sisters, Ellen McQueen, Barbara Morris, and Betty Lou Ford, all of Bloomington; 18 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at the Day Funeral Home in Bloomington.

Friends may call from 4-8 on Thursday and for one hour preceding the service on Friday.

Kenneth Emmons

Dec. 15, 1923 — July 6, 2009

Kenneth Emmons, 85, Kenray Lake, Bedford, died July 6 at Bloomington Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Lorrain Emmons, Kenray Lake, daughter, Janice Fletcher and husband Kent of Bedford; a son, Jerry E. Emmmons of Taos, N.M.; two grandsons, Marshall Fletcher of Kenray Lake and Spencer Emmons of Hollywood, Calif.; one brother, Elvin Emmons, Holt, Mich.; and two sisters, Bonnie Thomas, Joplin, Mo., and Mary Isele, West Memphis, Ark.

Sept 01, 2009

Clinton E. Duncan

Sept. 24, 1947 — Aug. 31, 2009

Clinton E. Duncan, 61, Huron, died at 7 a.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Sept. 24, 1947, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert C. and Della M. (Lewis) Duncan.

He was a computer draftsman at NWSC Crane, retiring in 1992.

He graduated from Wood High School in Indianapolis in 1967, and Vincennes University in 1978 with a degree in architectural engineering. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mitchell and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Vietnam from 1967-1970.

Survivors include two sisters, Delphenia M. Carron and husband Raymond of Bedford, and Karen Corbin and husband Randy of Heltonville; five brothers, Raymond Turpin and wife Patty of Hodgenville, Ky., Calvin Duncan and wife Carol of Indianapolis, Carl Duncan and wife Shona of Bedford, Joe Duncan of Spencer and Max Duncan and wife Angela of Spencer; two foster sisters, Katrina Jones and husband Jeff and Cathy Silvers and husband Jon, all of Oolitic; his stepmother, Minnie Duncan of Heltonville; his companion, Joyce Tincher of Huron; his Godson, Jeremy French of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, William Francis McCord.

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

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

Juanita M. Tanksley

May 19, 1930 — Aug. 30, 2009

Juanita M. Tanksley, 79, Mitchell, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 19, 1930, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Frank and Alta (Pruett) Jones. She married Russell E. “Gene” Tanksley June 2, 1952.

Juanita retired from Bedford Regional Medical Center as a nurse technician and was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Russell E. “Gene” Tanksley of Mitchell; children, Jeanne A. Smith of Palmyra, James M. Tanksley of Indianapolis, Jerry Lee Tanksley of Mitchell, and Debbie Kenney of Frederick, Md.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Taylor of Mitchell.

Her parents; sisters, Mary Cleveland and Inez Pipher; and brother, Franklin Jones, preceded her in death.

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

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

Casketbearers: Jason Hiser, Jerry Tanksley Jr., Matthew Tanksley, Eric Tanksley, Jordan Smith, Jamie Hiser, Caven Tanksley and Jason Asbury.

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

Webster F. Tincher

Nov. 1, 1945 — Aug. 31, 2009

Webster F. “Frank” Tincher, 63, Bloomington, passed away Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

He was the son of Lonnie and Sylvia (Holt) Tincher and was born Nov. 1, 1945, in Lawrence County.

He had worked for GE and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Bloomington. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Huron High School with the class of 1963.

Survivors include three brothers, Calvin Tincher of Bedford, Laverne Tincher of Riley, and Lloyd Tincher of Napa Valley, Calif.; and by one sister, Pat Maxwell of Bradenton, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Evelyn, Elizabeth and Janet.

He will be missed by family and friends.

There will be no public service or visitation at the funeral home.

A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bryantsville Cemetery.

The Allen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sherlene Weeks

Feb. 18, 1944 — Aug. 31, 2009

Sherlene “Pat” Weeks, 65, Paoli, died at 1 a.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

She was employed at Wal-Mart of Paoli.

Survivors include her husband, Bert Weeks, Paoli; five sons, Donald Bender, Paoli, John McManaway, Bedford, Sam McManaway, Paoli, Bill Weeks, Sparta, N.C., and Smokie Weeks, Paoli; four daughters, Linda Chapman, Davenport, Fla., Joyce Hollis, Indianapolis, Linda Boyer, Paoli, and Bonnie Lawrence, French Lick; one sister, Debbie Matlock, Louisport, Ky.; two brothers, Mike Thompson and Steve Thompson, both of Owensboro, Ky.; 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the McAdams Mortuary with Brother Harvey McAdams officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery.

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

Charles Cheesman

May 7, 1921 — Aug. 30, 2009

Charles Cheesman, 88, of Harrodsburg, died Sunday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a right of way agent for pipeline and public utilities, including Indiana Bell Telephone and Hoosier Energy. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis J. (Davis) Cheesman, Harrodsburg; two sons, Nicholas Cheesman, Boonville, and Pat Cheesman, Mount Carmel, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Saddle Club in care of Allen Funeral Home. Online condolences are available at www.allenfuneralhome.org .

Joshua D. Owens

Sept. 30, 1960 — Aug. 27, 2009

Joshua Douglass Owens, 48, Pendleton, died Thursday at his home.

He was employed as a real estate title examiner at Rowland Title Company.

He is survived by his father, G. Douglass Owens; siblings, Bryce Owens, Pendleton, Tod Owens, Anderson, Amanda Blackketter, Shelbyville, and Angus Owens, Anderson; several nieces and nephews; a great-niece; several aunts and uncles including, Jerry Rainey and Carol Rainey, both of Bedford; and many cousins,

Joshua chose to be an organ and tissue donor, and through his gift lives are being changed.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in the name of Joshua Owens to the Owens Family Advised Fund at the South Madison Community Foundation, 233 S. Main St., Pendleton, IN 46064.

There will be a private burial service followed by a memorial service, Oct. 3, at the Friends Meeting House, 2.5 miles east of Pendleton, on Ind. 38.

Friends and relatives may call from 9 to 11 a.m, and service at 11 a.m. Oct. 3.

Arrangements by Condo & Son Funeral Home, www.condoandson.com .

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