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2010-10 (October)

Oct. 31, 2010

Dennis Clyde Hale, Sr.

Aug. 6, 1930 — Oct. 28, 2010

Dennis Clyde Hale, Sr., 80, passed away Thursday, October 28th, at his residence, The Hale Farm. He was born on August 6, 1930, in Bedford, Indiana, to General S. and Myrtle (Brown) Hale. Clyde was a farmer in Lawrence County, retired from Johnson’s Creamery after 20 years of service and delivered flowers for Mary M’s Flower Shop in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Ann (Sylvester) Hale; one daughter, Connie Jo Barrett (Arthur); one granddaughter, Heather Dawn Jacks (Danny); two great-grand-children, Jon Hudson and Jordyn Taylor; two sisters, Lois Sims and Margie Taylor (Don) of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Hale of Indianapolis, IN, and Mary Lou Turpen of Phoenix, AZ; one brother-in-law, Malcolm Sylvester (Trudy) of Prescott Valley, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Dennis C. Hale, Jr. (1993); five sisters, Joey, Edna, Eula, Marie and Eunice; and three brothers; Carl, Clovis and General Hale, Jr.

Friends may greet the family on Monday, Nov. 1st, from 10 a.m. until noon at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37 in Bloomington. Private family graveside services will be conducted at Clover Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stone City Christian Academy in care of Allen Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Charles E. Stanfield

Feb. 5, 1925 — Oct. 29, 2010

Charles E. Stanfield, 85, of Bloomington went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 29, 2010. He was the son of Charles and Stella (Roberts) Stanfield, born on February 5, 1925, in Pike County, Indiana. He married Marybell Louden on May 25, 1966.

Charles retired from the Illinois Central Railroad after 45 years of service. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was an avid coin collector and craftsman at making dolls. He loved his bird houses and enjoyed fishing.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Patricia Buker (Noel) of Avon, IN; two grandchildren, Meri Lyn Bisch (Stephen) of St. Louis, MO, and Philip K. Lucas (Rebecca) of Avon, IN; five great-granddaughters, Kersten and Rachel Lucas and Charlee, Stevie Lyn and Robbie Noel Bisch; one niece, Nancy McDaniels of Bloomfield, IN; and one sister-in-law, Wilma Tincher of Bedford, IN.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife Marybell Stanfield; five brothers, Douglas, James, Harry, Hershel and Reuel Stanfield; and two sisters, Marjorie Espy and Fern Gonterman.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at Allen Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Peterson officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens, with military rites conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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

Elsie Johnson

Elsie Johnson, 92, of Albion, Ill. and formerly of Paoli and Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wellman Funeral Home in Paoli. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

Oct. 30, 2010

Carl L. Dougherty

Oct. 21, 1941 — Oct. 28, 2010

Carl Lee Dougherty, 69, passed away at 6:51 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. He was a resident of StoneBridge Health Campus for the last five years. He lived at Cambridge Square for five years. Before that, he always lived with his parents. He was a kind, loving person who was always helpful to everyone.

He was the eldest son born to Carl B. and Mary Frances (Turpin) Dougherty on Oct. 21, 1941, in Lawrence County.

Carl Lee worked at Maco Tool and Walkers Restaurant in his early years.

He was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Sheila (Larry) Brinegar and Patty (Kenny) Clark; one brother, Shannon (Pam) Dougherty, all of Bedford; 11 nieces and nephews; 14 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-niece; one great-great-nephew; and two sisters-in-law, Pat and Joyce Dougherty.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jim and Mike Dougherty.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers will be: Tim Brinegar, Kurt Clark, Rob Lipscomb, Josh Davis, and David and Evan Yeary.

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

Hazel M. Chambers

Feb. 6, 1917 — Oct. 29, 2010

Hazel Marie Chambers, 93, Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at her residence.

She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in the Pleasant Run area of Lawrence County. She was the daughter of Eithel Osborne and Bessie Josephine (Lutes) Hawkins. She married Herschel Ray Chambers on June 17, 1937, in Indianapolis, and he preceded her in death in February of 2007.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School with the class of 1935. She attended Bedford Central and Burris Elementary schools.

She was retired from General Motors Powertrain.

She was a member of the Heltonville Christian Church, Erie Home Economics Club, Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Dunn Memorial Hospital, and was a volunteer with Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Sue Hayes of Michigan, and Mary Ann Kurtz of California; three sons, Donald Steven Chambers of California, and Gerald Dean Chambers and Paul Lee Chambers, both of Indiana; and one sister, Betty Sechrist of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Roger Ray Chambers; one brother, Roy Gordon Hawkins; and two sisters, Mildred Frances Hawkins and Mary Ellen Wray.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville.

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

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

Pauline D. Girdley

Sept. 3, 1917 — Oct. 29, 2010

Pauline D. Girdley, 93, Linton, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:56 a.m. Friday at the Glenburn Home in Linton.

Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Bloomington, she was the daughter of George and Burilla (Davidson) Brown. She married Paul Wayne Girdley Sr., on June 6, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1999.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford and had formerly been the PTO President of Madden Elementary School in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Dyer and Helen (Edward) England, both of Worthington; one son, Paul Wayne Girdley Jr., of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Kristy Cantrell of Nineveh, Angie (William) Hale of Linton, Brent Wayne (Paula) Dyer of Worthington, Bridget (Matthew) Hutcherson of Worthington, Thomas (April) Miller of Coal City, Mike (Diane) England of Bloomfield, Alecia (Jon) Perry of Bedford, and Andrew Girdley of Bedford; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandsons; one brother, William (Bernice) Brown of Clarksville; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Brown of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Robert Brown and Elvis Brown Sr.; and two sisters, Margaret Bush and Helen Wicker.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Chad Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Oct. 29, 2010

Carl Dougherty

Carl Dougherty, 68, of Bedford, died at 6:51 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hazel M. Chambers

Hazel Marie Chambers, 93, of Bedford, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Oct. 28, 2010

Betty J. Summers

June 16, 1929 — Oct. 26, 2010

Betty J. Summers, 81, of Columbus, died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

A homemaker, Mrs. Summers had worked in various dry cleaning businesses in Columbus.

She was a member of World Outreach for Christ in Scottsburg and when her health allowed her, she attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Garden City.

She enjoyed taking care of children, cooking and gardening and had a passion for nature and watching birds and butterflies.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington Street, Columbus, with Brother Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Columbus.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Born in Lawrence County June 16, 1929, Mrs. Summers was the daughter of Ben and Rosa Nickless Grimes. She married George V. Summers March 2, 1946; he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2007.

Survivors include her children, Danny (Kathy) Summers of Columbus, LaDonna (Albert) Martin of Columbus and Shezell (Joe) Helmbrecht of Greensburg; grandchildren, Michael (Jenny) Summers, George (Carrie) Summers, David Hill, Bryan “B.J.” Helmbrecht and Heather Helmbrecht; a stepgrandson, Sean (Audra) McNear; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Wright of San Gabriel, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Summers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Farrell Ebert, Catherine Butler and Dorothy Pickhart; and brothers, Harold, Rollie and Ben Grimes.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Summers’ family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Frank ‘Jim’ Pingle

July 8, 1944 — Oct. 26, 2010

Frank “Jim” Pingle, 66 of Columbus Grove, Ohio, passed away at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday at Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton Ohio.

He was born July 8, 1944, in Findlay, Ohio, to Frank and Bernice (Hartoon) Pingle and they preceded him in death. On June 24, 1989 he married Donna Cain and she survives.

Jim retired from Phillips in Ottawa after 38 years in mechanical maintenance. He was a past member of the Ottawa VFW. He loved woodworking, gardening, fishing and NASCAR racing.

He graduated from Vaughnsville High School. He was an Army veteran serving in the Vietnam Conflict.

Surviving are a son, James Joseph (Destiny) Pingle of Orleans; a daughter, Denise (Charles E. III) Butler of Columbus Grove; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Peggy Villearreal of Leipsic, Ohio; two nieces, Angela and Christina Villearreal of Leipsic, Ohio; one great-niece; and two great nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Kezer; and an infant brother

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton, Ohio. Chaplain Dick Coon officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Oct. 27, 2010

Beverly B. Davis

May 5, 1922 — Oct. 24, 2010

Beverly Burton “B” Davis, 88, of Bedford died at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born May 5, 1922 in Bedford, he was the son of Isom Davis Jr. and Lenna (Burton) Davis. He married Doris Muriel Richason on Oct. 21, 1941, and they were married for 63 years. She preceded him in death.

Beverly was the owner of Davis Weld-craft and was retired from General Motors. He was a 32nd degree Mason and enjoyed flying airplanes and helicopters.

Survivors include his children, Beverley Staggs and husband Danny of Bedford, Jim Davis and wife Sheila of Bedford, Robert Davis and wife Kathy of Bedford, LaRue K. Seims of Washington, D.C., and Gary Davis of Bedford; a half sister, Mary Alice Karr and husband Lee of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren, Brandon Vincent and wife Dusty, Julie Berberi and husband Dille, David Staggs, Tammy Martin and husband Bob, Jimmy Davis, Joey Davis and wife Tammy, Jeana Godsey and husband Stephen, Carl Vincent and wife Amber, Jeremy Vincent, Staci Thacker and husband Kent, and Michael Davis and wife Kathy; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Beverly was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one brother, Herman Davis.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

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

Michael R. Cobb

July 28, 1958 — Oct. 25, 2010

Michael Ray Cobb, 52, of 6111 West Merryway, Bloomington, died at 5:02 a.m. on Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 28, 1958 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Stanley and Phyllis (Sparks) Cobb. He married Tina Tatman on Jan. 11, 2003, and she survives.

He was a district manager for Hardee’s Restaurants.

Surviving are his wife, Tina, of Bloomington; his father, Stanley Cobb of Needmore; a daughter, Cassidy Cobb of Bedford; three stepchildren, Justin Loschen, Lacey Loschen and Brandon Pocrnich all of Bloomington; and a brother, Doug Cobb of Avoca.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made toward the childrens’ college fund.

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

Betty J. Bowers

Nov. 24, 1925 — Aug. 2, 2010

A memorial service for Betty Joan Neumeister Bowers, 84, who died Aug. 2, in Rockford, Ill., will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from noon until the service. Private interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Bedford, the daughter of Frank William and Margaret P. (Neal) Neumeister.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 547, c/o Beverly Spoonmore, R.R. 3, Box 9A, Solsberry, IN 47453 or to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1219 14th St., Bedford, IN 47421.

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

James W. Rollins

Nov. 27, 1945 — Oct. 23m 2010

James William Rollins, age 64, of Newberry, passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

He was born Nov. 27, 1945, in Greene County, the son of Quince Aden & Naomi Helen (Manning) Rollins.

He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and was a production worker at GM Powertrain in Bedford.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Newberry, the United Auto Workers, the American Legion, VFW, and was a friend of Bill W. He graduated from Switz City High School.

He married Jacqueline (Shepperd) Rollins, on April 9, 1969, and she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Jamie Denise Rollins of Newberry; a son, James Aden Rollins of Newberry; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Quince Rollins, Jr. & George Dean Rollins, & a sister, Rhodonna K. Shipley.

There will be a celebration of life dinner at the Methodist Church in Newberry at 6 p.m. on Friday, There will be no other services.

Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.

Oct. 26, 2010

Beverly B. Davis

May 5, 1922 — Oct. 24, 2010

Beverly B. Davis, 88, of Heltonville died at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

He was born May 5, 1922, in Lawrence County, the son of Isaac and Lenna Davis.

He married Beulah Catherine (Pipher) Davis in 2004.

He was a welder and retired from General Motors.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and had attained the status of Third Degree Master Mason.

He is survived by his wife Beulah, of Heltonville; and stepchildren, Gary Dean Mills, Linda Lou Lewellen, Duane Chastain and wife Myra, Barbara Ellen Newkirk, Debra Sue Davis and Jeanette Ann Kessinger.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Patricia Leatherman

Feb. 27, 1934 — Oct. 23, 2010

Patricia L. (Emery) Leatherman, 76, of Fairfield, Ohio, formerly of Zionsville, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Flanner and Buchanan Zionsville Funeral Center. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at White River Baptist Church Cemetery on Tunnelton Road in Bedford. Memorial contributions: LDS Church’s Humanitarian Services.

Michael Cobb

July 28, 1958 — Oct. 25, 2010

Michael Ray Cobb, 52, of Bloomington, died Monday.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. until the service. Memorial contributions are suggested toward the children’s college fund.

Oct. 25, 2010

Gordon W. Long

June 11, 1923 — Oct. 23, 2010

Gordon Wayne Long, 87, Bedford, died at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

He was born June 11, 1923, in Bedford, the son of Walter J. and Mary Katherine (Dausch) Long. He married Fern Evelyn Wever on June 8, 1946, and she survives.

He was employed as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, was a real estate broker, and retired from NWSC Crane, where he was employed as a gauging inspector.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1942 and a graduate of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning School in Chicago.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 1166 3&4; American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Elks Club No. 826; NARFE; U.S. Navy veteran as a First Class Machinist Mate in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Fern Evelyn Long of Bedford; three sons, Mike W. Long (Deborah Schober) of Orange, Calif., Jim Long (Glenda) of Bedford, and Dan Long (Pam) of Overland Park, Kan.; four grandchildren, Camie Long of Bedford, Dylan Long and Keegan Long, both of Overland Park, Kan., and Alex Long of Orange, Calif.; one brother, Dr. Thomas Eldon Long (Beverly Harju) of Greenville, N.C.; eight nieces; and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Edwin Long and Walter J. “Walt” Long Jr.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Entombment will follow in the Cresthaven Mausoleum with military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Knights of Columbus Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.

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

William E. Delpha

Oct. 20, 1925 — Oct. 22, 2010

William Eugene “Bill” Delpha, 85, of Trafalgar, died at 6:04 p.m. on Friday at Community Hospital South.

Born Oct. 20, 1925, in Oolitic, he was the son of Henry and Mary (Bellotti) Delpha. He married Roseanna Bailey and she preceded him in death. He then married Barbara Grayer and she survives.

William retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years. He was a member of Fairhaven Christian Church in Trafalgar and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife Barbara; one son, Mike Delpha; two stepsons, Alan Ray Grayer of New Albany and Michael David Grayer of Greenwood; one grandson, Scott Delpha; four stepgrandchildren, Zachary, Maverick, Alex, and Nick Grayer; two sisters, Pauline Baker and husband Harold, and Ilene Wintergerst; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Roseanna; three sisters, Mabel Lewis, Marjorie Christenberry, and Mary Ellen Delpha; and six brothers, Louis, Jimmy, Robert “Bob,” John, Paul, and Harry C. Delpha.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hauesperger officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at mortuary.

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

Larry D. Bailey

Dec. 25, 1941 — Oct. 24, 2010

Larry Dean Bailey, 68, died Sunday at his residence in Silverville.

He was the son of Edgar and Edna (Ellison) Bailey. He graduated from Heltonville High School with the class of 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and retired from Crane.

Larry was a member of the Silverville Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing at Elmer’s pond and selling watermelons with his father-in-law Bill.

He is survived by his wife, Judith (Terry) Bailey, whom he married on Feb. 21, 1970; three daughters, Stephanie, Whitney and Courtney and husband Wes; five grandchildren, Britan, Kendal Dean, Bailey Ann, Hayden and Zack; children from a previous marriage, Larry David and wife Shirely, and Monica and husband Dave Drumb; sister, Sarah Lou Norman; father- and mother-in-law, Bill and Norma Terry; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Kent; brothers, Delbert, Loran and Raymond “Sam;” and sisters, Olive and Sylvia.

A private family graveside service will be at Silverville Baptist Church on Tuesday.

Service provided by the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

John W. Cosner Jr.

Feb. 16, 1939 — Oct. 22, 2010

John Wesley Cosner Jr., 71, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday. He was born Feb. 16, 1939, in Bedford, to the late John W. Sr. and Katherine Byers Cosner.

John was a 1958 graduate of Bedford High School. He married Shirley A. Anstead June 12, 1965, and was employed with Ford Motor Co. as an inspector for 43 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of UAW Local No. 1111, and played Santa Claus for many years at the Union Hall and various nursing facilities in the Indianapolis area.

John is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley A. Cosner; sons, Mike and Lawrence Cosner; grandchildren, Brittany, Anne, and Sarah; great-grandson, C.J.; brother, Robert Cosner; nephew, Kevin; and niece, Cathy.

A nephew, Bobby Cosner, preceded John in death.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Barbara R. Stroud

Sept. 23, 1924 — Oct. 14, 2010

Barbara R. (Abel) Stroud, 86, Indianapolis and a native of Mitchell, died Oct. 14. Arrangements are private and entrusted to Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel.

Beverly B. Davis

Beverly B. Davis, 88, of Bedford, died at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Oct. 24, 2010

Robert Grigsby

June 27, 1942 — Oct. 21, 2010

Robert Grigsby, 68, of Mitchell, passed away on Thursday October 21, 2010, at 4:10 p.m. at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

He was born on June 27, 1942, in Indianapolis. He was a very loving husband and great father. Robert married Sharon King on October 22, 2001, in Bedford, she survives. He was a machinist, and worked in quality control with Griner Engineering in Bedford. He also worked with furniture galleries, delivering. Robert belonged to the Elflore family in Lawrence County.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Grigsby, of Mitchell; children, Scott Brown, of Kentucky, Tasha Brown, of Bedford, Shawn Brown, of Bedford, and Jessica Brown, of Bedford; and granddaughter, McKenzie Brown, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

H. George Carmichael

July 4, 1924 — Oct. 21, 2010

H. George Carmichael, 86, of 847 Washboard Road, Springville, died on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 4, 1924, in Monroe County, he was the son of Herman W. and Pearl (McGlaughlin) Carmichael. He married Ethel Smoot on March 18, 1944, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2007. He was a self-employed carpenter and builder. He was a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and the Oolitic V.F.W. He was a founding member of the Marshall Township Volunteer Fire Department and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII.

Survivors include his companion, Mary Mathews; three children, Donna Spaulding of Ft. Worth, TX, Robert Carmichael and wife Nancy of Bedford, and Debbie Hall and husband Butch of Leesville; eight grandchildren, Leah Lee and husband Bryan, Darren Spaulding and Bryce Spaulding, all of Ft. Worth, TX, Laura Carmichael of Bedford, Sarah Roberts and husband Chad of Springville, Dan Hall of Bedford, Joe Hall and wife

Nechole and Josh Hall and wife Natasha, all of Leesville; nine great-grandchildren, Rhydon Lee and Peyton Spaulding of Ft. Worth, TX, Kendale and Kaylynn Roberts both of Springville, Levi, Luke and Mady Hall of Martinsville, and Jacob and Autumn Hall of Leesville; a sister, Frances Hoagland of Stanford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Nellie Perry and Betty Carpenter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 25, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of George at www.daycarter.com.

William E. Delpha

William E. Delpha, 85, of Trafalgar, died Friday. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Oct. 23, 2010

Violet Harrell

Jan. 9, 1925 — Oct. 22, 2010

Violet (Turner) Harrell, 85, Bedford, went home to be with her Lord she loved so dearly at 4:26 a.m. on Friday.

She was born Jan. 9, 1925, the daughter of Thomas and Fern (Fleetwood) Turner.

She worked for RCA, Central Foundry and was a Star Route Mail Carrier. She was of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family dinners, canning and was well-known for her lime pickles.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Evans and Christie Spires, both of Heltonville; son, John Thomas Harrell and Rhonda of Lexington, Ky; a sister, June Goodwin of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Ty Spires of Heltonville, Cam Spires and Amy of Springville, Dasan Spires of Heltonviell, Ashely Murphy of Heltonville and Chelsea Murphy of Mitchell; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Dawn Spires and Caden Dale Spires.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Dale Harrell on Nov. 16, 2001, and her parents.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Mike Spires, Ty Spires, Cam Spires, Dasan Spires, Matt Corey and Heath Abner.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Run Fire Department in lieu of flowers.

Anah Dickison

Dec. 11, 1908 — Oct. 20, 2010

Anah Louise Corbin Dickison, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother, passed away from this earthly life into Heaven on Wednesday.

She was born Dec. 11, 1908, in Bedford, to Jesse Corbin and Ruby Withman Corbin. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1926 and worked from 1926-1935 at Indiana Limestone Accounting Department. She joined First Christian Church of Bedford in 1921 and served God by caring for others as a nurse as her profession.

After graduating from Indiana University School of Nursing in 1938, she married Harry Dickison on Nov. 11, 1941, and they had two children: James Corbin Dickison and Judith Ann Dickison.

Anah had a passion for music, having begun piano studies at age eight. She served as pianist and choir member in church her whole adult life and instilled this love of music in her children.

Her beloved husband, Harry, passed away on Sept. 15, 1950.

Anah is survived by her children, James and Judith Dickison; daughter-in-law, Carol Dickison; son-in-law, Lloyd Wright; grandchildren, Naomi Kevorkian, Jesse and Ariel Rhodus, and Sarah and Michael Dickison and wife Danielle; great-grandchildren, Makenzie and Christian Kevorkian, Kywaun and Jayden Wood, and Ann Morrison, who was like a daughter to her; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Anah will be remembered as a true Woman of God; always caring for the needs of others with love and compassion. Romans 8:37-39

Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center-Broad Ripple with calling 1 hour prior. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heartland Hospice.

Joan Dillon Frye

March 1, 1932 — Oct. 20, 2010

Frances “Joan” Dillon Frye, 78, of StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford and former resident of Loogootee and the Loogootee Nursing Center, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 1, 1932, in Martin County, the daughter of Roy and Della (Lewis) Dillon. She married George Frye on July 4, 1953, in Loogootee, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2008.

She retired from Western Electric in Indianapolis.

She was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church and was a former Pink Lady for Daviess Community Hospital.

Survivors include one sister, Mary L. Baker of Shoals; nieces, Beth Ann Lewis of Oolitic, and Lisa Dillon of Bloomington; nephews John Dillon of Oolitic and Bob Dillon Jr. of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dillon of Bedford and Carolyn (Bill) Sanders of Shoals; and brother-in-law, Wilford “Bud” Buhr of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; niece, Susan Jan Sanders; two brothers, John L. and Robert E. Dillon; sisters-in-law Pauline Arvin and husband Leonard, and Clara Buhr.

Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main St., Loogootee. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery.

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

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

H. George Carmichael

July 4, 1924 — Oct. 21, 2010

H. George Carmichael, 86, Springville, died on Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.

Maynard E. Hall

Sept. 13, 1981 — Oct. 22, 2010

Maynard Earl Hall, 29, died Friday morning at his residence. Visitation 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday Mitchell Cemetery.

Oct. 22, 2010

Harold L. Benham

Feb. 18, 1923 — Oct. 21, 2010

Harold L. Benham, 87, Bedford, died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

He was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Oolitic, the son of Henry and Cora Lee (Wardrip) Benham. He married Eileen Maynard on June 23, 1945, in Bedford, Mass.

He was a nuclear physicist at Crane.

He was a graduate of Oolitic High School and a graduate of Indiana University. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; the U.S. Marine Corps; and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Benham of Bedford; three sons, William (Mary Pat) Benham of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alan Benham of Bedford, and Thomas (Debbie) Benham of Bedford; four daughters, Elaine (Roger) Wykoff of Bedford, Maureen Benham of Colorado, Nancy (James) Goode of Missouri, and Andrea (Charles) Parker of Mitchell; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera Poole of Oolitic, and June (Jack) McGinnis of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene and Ruth; five brothers, Carl, Lawrence, William, James and Russell.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore.

Friends may call from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday with the rosary prayed at 4:30 p.m.

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

William R. Johnson

Dec. 24, 1929 — Oct. 21, 2010

William R. “Bill” Johnson, 80, of 1951 W. Powerline Road, Bedford, died at 12:19 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1929, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Floyd and Lena May (Cummings) Johnson. He married Phyllis Turpen on June 23, 1962, and she survives.

He was a custodian for Shawswick School and had worked at Indiana Limestone Co.

He was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis, of Bedford; three sons, William “Cass” Johnson of Bedford, Richard “Kent” Johnson of Oolitic and Jeremy Phillip Johnson and wife Elizabeth of Bedford; stepchildren, Lana Axtell and husband Donald of Mississippi, Scott Shelton and wife Melissa of Bedford and Jesse Shelton of Avoca; 15 grandchildren, Alison Lynd, Ryan Shelton, Donald Axtell, Jana Roddy, Alyssa Shelton, Katie Shelton, Logan Kopp, Jordan Fleetwood, Samantha Shelton, Jesse Aaron, Tyler Kent Johnson, Joshua Logan Johnson, Nathaniel Johnson, Ian Johnson and William Johnson; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Bernice Stultz of Plainfield, Walter Johnson of Garden Grove, Calif., Marvin Johnson of Toledo, Ohio, Charles Johnson of Oolitic, and Rowena Todd, Joseph Johnson and Stephen Johnson, all of Heltonville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Donald Johnson, a sister, LaDonna Schroeder and a step-son, Leland Ray Shelton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

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

Joan D. Frye

March 1, 1932 — Oct. 20, 2010

Joan Dillon Frye, 78, StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford and former resident of the Loogootee and the Loogootee Nursing Center, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at he Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 1, 1932, in Martin County, the daughter of Roy and Della (Lewis) Dillon. She married George Frye on July 4, 1953, in Loogootee, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2008.

She retired from Western Electric in Indianapolis.

She was a member of the Loogootee United Methodist Church and was a former Pink Lady for Daviess Community Hospital.

Survivors include one sister, Mary L. Baker of Shoals; nieces, Beth Ann Lewis of Oolitic, and Lisa Dillon of Bloomington; nephews John Dillon of Oolitic and Bob Dillon Jr. of Bedford; sisters-in-law, Shirley Dillon of Bedford and Carolyn (Bill) Sanders of Shoals; and brother-in-law, Wilford “Bud” Buhr of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; niece, Susan Jan Sanders; two brothers, John L. and Robert E. Dillon; sisters-in-law Pauline Arvin and husband Leonard, and Clara Buhr.

Funeral service will be at noon on Saturday at the Loogootee United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main St., Loogootee. Burial will be in Goodwill Cemetery.

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

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

Violet Harrell

Violet Harrell 85, Bedford, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville.

Oct. 21, 2010

Marjorie M. Artis

Jan. 4, 1922 — Oct. 18, 2010

Marjorie M. Artis, 88, of Kokomo, passed away on Monday at the Howard Regional Health System, surrounded by family members.

She was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Lawrence County, to Elmer and Pearl Miller. On June 7, 1958, she married Glenn Artis of Kokomo, who survives. Surviving in addition to her husband; are son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Brenda Gaines, Kokomo; grandchildren; brother and sister, Scott and Stacey Gaines of Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Bethany Overpeck and Makinze Gaines; great-great-grandchild, Cheyenne Overpeck of Crawfordsville.

Surviving in addition is a loving family of nieces and nephews, Bill Evans of Zionsville, David Evans of Fayetteville, Toni Fields of Colorado, and Marilyn Hayes of Bedford; and their extended families four generations. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Thelma Evans; and three brothers, Dale Miller, Don Miller and Bill Miller.

Marjorie’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciations to the doctors and nurses who lovingly cared for her during her illness.

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

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

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

Richard C. Knox

Sept. 28, 1960 — Sept. 26, 2010

Richard Carl Knox, 49, Houston, Texas, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26 in Houston.

Born Sept. 28, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of John and Ann (Marlowe) Knox. He married Anita Ramos Jan. 28, 1984.

Rick was employed by the City of Houston. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1978 and attended Vincennes University.

He was a member of Southeast Church of Christ. Rick enjoyed life, his family, and his many friends.

Surviving are his wife, Anita Knox of Houston; sons, Jule Lozano and Jon Knox, both of Houston; his parents, John and Ann Knox of Mitchell; a sister, Julie Butler and husband Michael of Wadesville; grandchildren, Lucian, Izarel, Apple-Lillian, and Sunday Alice; nieces, Jessyka, Hayley, Jordan, and Madison; nephew, Toby; and aunt, Pat Taflinger of Mitchell

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Darrin Chastain and Brother Allen Burris officiating.

The family has requested that donations in his memory be made to the Richard C. Knox Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

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

Wayne E. Bennett

July 20, 1928 — Oct. 20, 2010

A casual reception for Wayne Erwin Bennett, 82, of Alexander City, Ala., formerly of Albany, Ga., will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at his residence. Mr. Bennett passed away on Wednesday at his residence.

He was born on July 20, 1928, in Oolitic, to Rex Bennett and Lucy Benge Bennett. He was General Sales Manager for California Pellet Mills and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Tommie Herron Bennett of Alexander City; daughters, Deborah Bennett Frazier (Joe) and Diane Bennett Fulmer (Aaron), all of Albany, Ga.; son, Mike Bennett (Domnique) of Bogart, Ga.; god daughter, Sallie Mozingo Raines (Bill) of Smithville, Ga; granddaughters, Patricia Frazier and Peyton Bennett; grandsons, Dennis Frazier (Christie), Joshua Fulmer and Rex Bennett; sisters, Nina Spears, Vivian Binkley and Alice Mae Armstrong; and brother, Mike Bennett.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gayle Comboy, Mary Wohlfeld and Dorothy Hayes; and brother, Bud Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Harbor, One Our Children’s Highway, Children’s Harbor, Alabama 35010-8620.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Radney Funeral Home in Alexander City, Alabama is in charge of the arrangements.

William R. Johnson

William R. Johnson, 80, of Bedford, died at 12:19 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Oct. 20, 2010

Doris I. Bunch

Dec. 14, 1931 — Oct. 18, 2010

Doris Irene Pace Bunch, 78, of Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. on Monday at Westview Manor Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Dec. 14, 1931, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Morrell and Ruby (Terrell) Pace. She married John Leon Bunch on Dec. 12, 1952, and he survives.

She retired Jan. 1, 1982 from General Motors in Bedford. She was a member of the First Church of God and U.A.W. Local No. 440. Her family was her life.

Survivors include her husband John of Bedford; two daughters, Jane Vorndran and Patti Dorsett and husband Terry; one son, David Bunch and wife Rachel, all of Bedford; one sister, Nancy Pace of Bedford; two brothers, Roy Pace and wife Mary Jane of Bedford and Morrell Pace Jr. of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Crista Alvey and husband Chad of Indianapolis, Joshua Vorndran, and Alesha Morris and husband Jeremy, all of Bedford, Courtney Albertson and husband Chris of Clovis, N.M., and Kennedy and Cale Bunch of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Trevor Alvey, Allie Morris, Kailey Eagans and John Dylan Morris.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert, Everett Mack and Jack Pace; and her wonderful and loving in-laws, Alvin and Edith Bunch.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ralph Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

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


George Chestnut

July 15, 1924 — Oct. 18, 2010

George “Gale” Chestnut, 86, West Baden Springs, passed away at 3:13 p.m. Monday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

Gale was born July 15, 1924, in Orange County, the son of the late George Wilson and Bertha (Wininger) Chestnut. He married Mildred Purkhiser on Feb. 4, 1949, and she survives.

He was a retired ordnance person at Crane Naval Ammunition Depot and was a member of the American Legion Hanson McPhee Post No. 61 in Shoals, and had been a previous member of the VFW. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Gale had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served aboard the U.S.S. John Land. He participated in the capture of Saipan, Marianas Island, and Tinian; was credited for crossing the equator on Aug. 5, 1944, participated in the amphibious assault landing on Peleliu, Palau Islands, and the amphibious assault lands on Leyte and Luzon in the Philippine Islands. He was awarded Victory medals, three Asiatic Pacific Stars and one Philippine Liberation Star.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred Chestnut of West Baden; two sons, Larry Michael Chestnut of Oolitic, and Steven Wayne Chestnut of West Baden; two daughters, Barbara Sue Free of Valeene and Judy Ann Wagner of Ferdinand, a sister, Ruth Collins of Boonville; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Trevor Doan; three brothers, Walter, Carroll “Pete,” and Ben Chestnut; and two sisters, Annabelle Chestnut and Miriam Chestnut.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary with the Rev. Mike Grable and the Rev. Craig Chestnut officiating. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery in Paoli, with military graveside rites.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hillham Church of Christ in Christian Union, c/o the funeral home.

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

Donald L. Keithley

March 11, 1935 — Oct. 19, 2010

Donald L. Keithley, 75, Springville, died at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

He was born March 11, 1935, in Oolitic, the son of Albert Russell and Martha Helene (Barnes) Keithley. He married Anna (Locke) Luxemburg and she survives.

He retired from Greyhound Bus Lines after 37 years of employment.

He was a 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses of Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Anna Keithley of Springville; are one daughter, Lindsay Helene Keithley of Jeffersonville; two stepdaughters, Cindy and LeAnn; two stepsons, Mark Thompson of New Albany and Brent Thompson of Jeffersonville; and one sister, Brenda Roach of Walesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Victoria Lynn Keithley.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Robert Edinger officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

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

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

Beverly J. Dotts

March 10, 1938 — Oct. 18, 2010

Beverly J. Dotts, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Westview Manor in Bedford.

She was born March 10, 1938, in Indianapolis, to Charles Schubert Sr. and Wilma (Swain) Schubert Smith. She married Estill (Gene) Dotts and they have been married 55 years and he survives.

She is also survived by four children, Paul Dotts and wife Lisa, Debbie Yarberry and husband Jay, and Caroline Wells and husband David, all of Bedford, and Brian Dotts and wife Charity of Mitchell; grandchildren, Bradley Dotts and wife Stephanie, Morgan Dotts, Jared Dotts, Crystal Harris, Tricia Dotts, Dustin Parsley, Justin Parsley, Alex Smith, and Natasha Stevens; great-grandchildren, Casydi Dotts, Caetlyn Dotts, Cyarah Dotts, and Jeffery Dotts; brothers and sisters, Patricia Rains, Barbara Barger, Charlotte Glenn, Charles “Chuck” Schubert Jr., Marilyn Dye, and Pamela Ford, all of Indianapolis, Sharon Harris of Ashley, and John Clark Schubert of St. Petersburg, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Schubert Sr., and her mother and stepfather, Wilma Swain Schubert Smith and Truman Smith; and one sister Phyllis Bouher.

Beverly was a homemaker and ceramic maker, she operated Bev’s Ceramic Shop in Bedford and Indianapolis. She attended St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis and St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Funeral services will be at noon on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation hours will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, with rosary service at 7:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Donald E. Holt

Feb. 17, 1945 — Oct. 18, 2010

Donald Eugene Holt, 65, Mitchell, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born Feb. 17, 1945, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Menlo and Mary (Hoggatt) Holt.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company and enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

A U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, he served in the Airborne division. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Surviving are a son, Chris Holt of Mitchell; a daughter, Kim Holt of Freeport, Fla.; sisters, Leahoma Smith of Elkhart, Luella Dobson of Spencer, and Anita Browne of Savannah, Ga.; and brothers, James Holt and Wayne Holt, Orleans.

His parents preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at Talbott Cemetery at noon on Thursday with Rev. the Eric Kersey officiating.

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

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

Marjorie M. Artis

Marjorie M. Artis, 88, of Kokomo, died at 7:20 p.m. on Monday at Howard Regional Health Center in Kokomo. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Oct. 19, 2010

Donald L. Elzy

Dec. 28, 1931 — Oct. 17, 2010

Donald Lee Elzy, 78 of Greenwood, formerly of Sullivan, Ill., went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Oct. 17, in his home. Services celebrating his life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan, Ill. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at McMullin-Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan, Ill.

Mr. Elzy was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Moultrie County, Ill., the son of Austin Dale and Millie Elizabeth Graven Elzy. He married Shirley Jeanine Hawbaker June 12, 1953 in Decatur, Ill., she survives. Also surviving are his son Dennis Elzy and wife Pam of Arlington, daughter Donna Byers and husband Robin of Carmel, and daughter Belinda DeHorn and husband Thom of Greenwood, grandchildren, Olivia and Tessa Byers, Meredith and Taylor Elliott, Jessica Haire and husband Chris, Kylie Conde and husband Phil, and great-grandchild Zoe Conde.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Ray, Dean, and Jr. Dale.

Donald graduated from Sullivan High School in 1949; he spent four years in the Air Force in the 170th Fighter Squadron, 183rd Fighter Wing after high School graduation. Donald was an accomplished baseball player and enjoyed the sport in his early years. He graduated in 1967 with a major in Business Administration attending Wilson Junior College and University of Southern California. His professional career took him and his family to various locations including Austenal Company in Chicago, Ill., Garrett Corporation in Torrance, Calif., Howmet Corporation in Whitehall, Mich., and Central Foundry Division of General Motors in Bedford.

He retired from Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors in Indianapolis in 1994 as a process engineer. He was considered a subject matter expert in the field of investment casting. Subsequently, he had an encore career as a Senior Business Consultant at Pleiades International, Carmel, until 2001. He enjoyed time with family and friends, and traveling whether business or leisure.

He officiated track and field events at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis in 1987 which led to many years of NCAA track and field officiating. He was a long time volunteer at the Indianapolis 500. He served as the President of the Bedford High School Booster Club and volunteered at the Boys Club in Bedford.

He was inducted into the Sullivan High School Hall of Fame in 1990. He was awarded the Nick Carter Official of the Year at Indiana University in 1997. His affiliations include The American Ceramics Society, The American Foundry Society, and American Society for Metal International, the First Baptist Church in Greenwood, American Legion Post No. 252, and the Masonic Lodge No. 514.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com.

Naomi J. Norman

Feb. 24, 1934 — Oct. 18, 2010

Naomi Jean Norman, 76, Greenwood, went to be with the Lord on Monday.

Born Feb. 24, 1934, in Chapel Hill, to the late Clyde and Cora (Hillenburg) Martin, she was devoted homemaker and caregiver. An active and longtime member of Gospel Assembly Church, she enjoyed cooking, quilting and cherished time with her family.

Survivors include her loving husband of 59 years, Clarence E. Norman; two sons, Greg (Susan) Norman of Flora and Doug (Melanie) Norman of Greenwood; six grandchildren, Cory, Cameron, Chanler, John, Jared and Joel Norman; siblings, Harold Martin of Guthrie, Kelsie Martin of Bedford and Mary Hector of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Gathis Martin, and sister, Ruby Sparks.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home, State Road 135 & Olive Branch Road.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrmann.com.

Linda J. Harper

Linda J. Harper 62, Bedford, passed away Sunday.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Harper; sons, Toby (Misty) Harper of Bedford, Chris (Christina) Harper of Greenwood, and Greg (Mandy) Harper of Greenwood; brothers, Bob (Bernie) Daniel of Greenwood, Bill (Karen) Daniel of Mooresville, and Jim (Kim) Daniel of Greenwood; sisters, Marty (Scott) Doty of Greenwood, Bonnie (Brian) Bross of Billings, Mont., and Penny (Jeff) Zickafoose of Indianapolis; and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Glovina Matthews Daniel, and her brother, Ben Daniel.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.

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

Memorial gifts have been suggested to National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue/Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

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

Donald Holt

Donald Holt, 65, Mitchell, died Monday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Oct. 18, 2010

Peter Grider

July 31, 1987 — Oct. 12, 2010

Peter Grider, 23, Mitchell, passed away Tuesday at his residence.

Born July 31, 1987, in Paoli, he was the son of Mark Grider and Chariman K. (Gooch) Grider Simmerman.

Peter graduated from Mitchell High School in 2006 and was a student at Ivy Tech in Bloomington.

Peter loved his many friends, and very dearly loved his family and his Lord.

Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Chariman and James Simmerman of Mitchell; his father, Mark Grider of Paoli; a brother, Toby Grider of Mitchell; his grandparents, Wendell and Helen Gooch of Bloomington, Ron and Diane Simmerman of Bedford, and Jane Grider of Paoli; Uncle Lyndell, Aunt Donna and Niki, Aunt Debbie, Uncle Bobby, Jake and Ryan, Uncle Wendell and Stephen; and cousins and friends.

His grandfather, Beecher Grider, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Co-Pastors Phil and Mary Mininger officiating. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Toby Grider, Jake Fee, Ryan Fee, Landon Young, Jacob Slaughter and Jordan Slaughter.

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

Memorial Gifts: Monroe County Humane Association

Doris Bunch

Doris Bunch, 78, of Bedford, died at 6:45 a.m. today at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Oct. 17, 2010

Dora Beatrice Knight

DEC. 22, 1925 — OCT. 15, 2010

Dora Beatrice Knight, 84, lived in Needmore until moving to Westview Manor two years ago. She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Mrs. Knight was born December 22, 1925, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Sherman and Frowe (Duke) Jackson, who preceded her in death. She was married to James Allen Knight on January 25, 1948, in Bedford. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1993.

Mrs. Knight graduated from Bedford High School in 1944. She was a homemaker until her boys were all in school. She then began working as a library aide at Needmore School. After the consolidation, Mrs. Knight moved to BNL where she continued to work in the library until she retired. During her retirement, she enjoyed working during the elections in various positions and serving at Judah Church of Christ, where she was a member.

Mrs. Knight was a great cook and enjoyed sharing food items with others, especially her family and those who lived in the Needmore community. She touched many lives with her sweet spirit and kind manner. Her servant’s attitude enriched the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Mrs. Knight will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. She dearly loved and was very proud of her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Sherman (Mary) Knight, Somerset; Mike (Pam) Knight, Springville; and John (Valeri) Knight, Williams; seven grandchildren, Michael (Cori) Knight, Macy; Jason (Sara) Knight, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Allen Knight, Springville; Brian (Nikki) Knight, Indianapolis; Ashley (Matt) Potter, Springville; Kyle Knight, Williams; and Jeremy Knight, Williams; and seven great-grandchildren, Dagan, Owen, Stokes, Jackson, Auria, Amelia and Merrick.

Surviving siblings are Gary Jackson, Myra Shipman, Gloria (Gene) Kruchten, Jewell Sweeny and Dean (Ollie) Jackson. Surviving sisters-in-law are Wilma Jackson and Helen Jackson.

Preceding her in death were her brothers and sister-in-law, Tunis Paul Jackson, Wilford and Pat Jackson, and Cloyce Jackson; and brothers-in-law, Dale Shipman and David Sweeny.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at Day and Carter Mortuary, 1133 Lincoln Ave., Bedford. Mrs. Knight’s grandsons Jason and Brian Knight will officiate. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Garden. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, October 18, 2010, and one hour prior to Tuesday’s service at the funeral home.

Bertha Mae Hudson

Bertha Mae Hudson, 90, of Owensburg, died Wednesday at Westview Manor in Bedford. No visitation is scheduled. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Owensburg Cemetery. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Oct. 16, 2010

Robert Collier

Feb. 11, 1931 — Aug. 23, 2010

Robert “Bob” Collier, 79, Orleans, (Bromer Community) passed away Monday, Aug. 23, at his residence.

Born Feb. 11, 1931, in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., he was the son of Harry I. and Verna Mae (Chastain) Collier.

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

He was a life-long farmer and a member of Carters Creek Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Judith Pierce of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two sons, Ronald Collier and wife Debby of Tucson, Ariz., and Richard Collier and wife Rebecca of Paoli; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Reba Ridinger of St. Joseph, Ill., Mary Jones of Las Vegas, Nev., and Louise Halverson of California; and one brother, Mervin Collier of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Roger Collier; sisters, Estelle Ellison and Bernice Richardson; and brother, Clarence Collier.

Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Elder Barry Bishop officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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

Memorial Gifts: Carters Creek Christian Church

Oct. 15, 2010

Ethan G. Shirley

Feb. 13, 1992 — Oct. 13, 2010

Ethan G. Shirley, 18, Bedford, died at 7:49 a.m. Wednesday at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

He was born Feb. 13, 1992, in Lawrence County, the son of Dale Shirley and Stephanie (Lee) Shirley Mason. He worked for Joseph Sondgeroth Contracting in Seymour.

He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 2010. He was a member of the Judah Church of Christ, Lawrence County FFA Chapter, Lawrence County 4-H, and the 4-H Sheep and Dairy clubs.

Surviving are his father, Dale Shirley of Frankfort, Ky.; his mother Stephanie Mason and husband Mark of Bedford; one sister, Olivia Shirley of Bedford; two stepsisters, Abby and Annie Mason of St. Peters, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Don and Mary Lee of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Kay Shirley of Bedford, and Robert and Sue Mason of Festus, Mo.; aunts and uncles, Brian Lee of Corydon, Michael (Carol) Mason of St. Louis, Mo.; Patty (Vince) Coleman of Lexington, Ky., Justin (Sharon) Shirley of Bedford, and Robin (Rick) Maddox of Bedford; and cousins, Audrey, Austin, and Aimee Maddox, Alex Lee, and Kristina and Nickolas Coleman.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

James H. Parish

July 5, 1967 — Oct. 14, 2010

James H. Parish, 43, of Bedford, died at 8 a.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born July 5, 1967, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Herbert and Margaret (Dibber) Parish and Earl and Donna Gulley and Betty Gulley. He was a cook at Pappa’s Inc. in Bedford.

Survivors include his fianceé, Ronda Davis; three sisters, Darlene London of Bedford, Rhonda George and husband Marty of Bedford, and Michelle Gray and husband Charles of Ohio; father and mother, Earl and Donna Gulley of Missouri; two halfbrothers, Tony Gulley of West Plains, Mo., and Travis Gulley of Caulfield, Mo.; one halfsister, Debbie Gulley of Indianapolis; and two nephews and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother, Betty Gulley.

Private services to be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Charles F. Tucker III

Nov. 13, 1947 — Oct. 12, 2010

Charles Frederick “Tom” Tucker III, 62, passed away at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 13, 1947, in Poughkeepsie, New York, he was the son of Charles Frederick and Julia Ann (Gosen) Tucker, Jr. He was raised on Homestead Farms which was founded by his family in 1743. As a young man he joined the Cavalry’s Troop “D” at the New York Military Academy where he graduated in 1965.

Later, fulfilling his dream of adventure he worked on a horse farm in Kentucky, as a herdsman in both New Zealand and Australia and lastly in New Concord, Ohio.

After becoming disabled with Multiple Sclerosis, he attended Muskingum College to earn business degrees, met Jesus as his personal Savior, and married Dawn Smith on October 22, 1989. Throughout his years of declining health he remained in the comfort of his home. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Tom is survived by his wife of 21 years, Dawn Tucker of Campbellsburg, Indiana, mother, Julia Ann Tucker of Stormville, NY, son, Charles Frederick Tucker IV and his wife and son, Penpun and Inigo of Houston, Texas, daughter Maria Alexandria Tucker of Redding, England, brother, Scott Henry Tucker and his children, Brian, Meghan and Oliver Tucker all of Stormville, NY.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 17th at 2 p.m. with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell, Indiana.

“In life we walk by faith, in death we sleep in hope. The body, its work now ended, is laid to rest with honor … a temple of the Holy Spirit, now for a while empty, waiting to be filled once more with Divine Life when God raises it up again.” – “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” John 11:25

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

Lee Etta New

Jan. 13, 1920 — Oct. 14, 2010

Lee Etta New, 90, of Oolitic, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at her residence.

Born Jan. 13, 1920, she was the daughter of Clint and Nellie (May) Robbins. She married Fredrick “Ted” New in 1956 and preceded her in death in 1985. Lee Etta was a homemaker and attended Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy Neal and husband Stan of Lebanon, and Janet Wagner of Oolitic; one brother, Farrell Robbins of Bedford; eight granddaughters, Shari Campbell and husband Ken, Lisha Stailey and husband Mark, Kelly Fleenor, Jenni Moore and husband David, Janelle Dodson and husband Mike, Jade Wagner, Michelle Osborne and husband Mike and Mindi Robinson and husband Daryl; nine great-grandchildren, Caleb and Jesse Stailey, Kiel and Logan Campbell, Taylor Fleenor, Brock, Clair, and Lucas and Ethan Dodson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, JoAnne Flynn; one grandson, Jarrett Wagner; and her husband Ted New.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Marty Speer and Brother Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Mary K. Moore

Dec. 28, 1934 — Oct. 11, 2010

Mary Kathryn (Hostetler) Moore, 75, of Bloomington, passed away at her residence on Monday.

Survivors include one daughter, Tamara Moore of Bedford; one grandchild, Richard K. Moore of Bloomington; one great-grandchild, Brianna Alexis Moore; seven brothers, Robert Hostetler, James Hostetler, William Hostetler, Tom Hostetler, Don Hostetler, Archie Hostetler and Fred Hostetler; and two sisters, Shirley Eads and Inez Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Eula Pearl (Kerr) Hostetler; two sisters, Barbara Jean Livingston and Virginia Long and one brother, Warren Hostetler.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel in Bloomington. Burial was at Valhalla Memory Gardens.

Visitation was Wednesday at the Mortuary.

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

Oct. 14, 2010

John W. Barker

March 8, 1950 — Oct. 7, 2010

John W. Barker, Sr. 60, Shirley, formerly of Bedford, died Oct. 7, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. A memorial service was held Oct. 11 at Old Bethel Methodist Church. Arrangements by Alpha Funeral Service.

Ethan G. Shirley

Ethan G. Shirley, 18, died in an automobile accident Wednesday morning in Jackson County. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Oct. 13, 2010

Lois G. Brown

March 18, 1927 — Oct. 12, 2010

Lois Geneva (Hall) Brown, 83, Bedford, died at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Oolitic on March 18, 1927, to Nellie Ida (Reynolds) Hall and Cecil Hall. She married John Da,vid Flynn in 1942 and was married 27 years. She married Lawrence A. Harrell in 1973 and he preceded her in death. She married John Lewis Brown in 1979 and he preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Oolitic United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post No. 33 Auxiliary and the Forty and Eight, the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, the Elks, and the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. Lois was also a past volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Lois has one daughter, Lea (Kelly) Brown of Bedford; two stepsons Gregory S. Brown and Michael L. Brown, both of Mitchell; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Two nieces, Brenda McGregor and Patricia Cronin (deceased) were raised in her home.

Lois was one of five children, who all preceded her in death, sisters, Etta Faye Meadows, Helen Lewis, Norma Moore, and Delores M. Cummings.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Ray New officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Nannie Tharp

Dec. 7, 1926 — Oct. 11, 2010

Nannie Tharp, 83, Shoals, died at 6:05 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

She was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of Green and Cappie (Turner) Spicer. She married Henry Tharp on Oct. 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2005.

She was a homemaker. She was of the Christian faith.

She is survived by eight daughters, Viola Cundiff of Florence, Ala., Peggy and Davis Fisher of Linton, Jean and Danny McCarty of Indianapolis, Jackie and Doyle Bates of Lebanon, Tenn., Bonnie and Tim Pottoroff and Connie and Bill Pottoroff, all of Shoals, Millie and Marty Billiott of Ward, Alaska, and Clara and David Strange of Mitchell; four sons, Ollie and Phyllis Tharp of Linton, and Junior and Debbie Tharp. Tom Tharp, and Jim and Misty Tharp, all of Shoals; four brothers, Junior and Pauline Spicer of Mitchell, Asbery Spicer, Cecil and Faith Spicer of Bedford, and Lonnie and Wanda Spicer of Palmyra; two sisters, Eliza Wagner and Effie Smith, both of Mitchell; 31 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Delbert and Jesse Spicer; one sister, Sarah Wyatt; one son, Johnny Tharp; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 on Thursday.

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

Charles Tucker

Charles Tucker, 62, Campbellsburg, died at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Oct. 12, 2010

E. Caroline Trowbridge

Nov. 20, 1921 — Oct. 9, 2010

E. Caroline (Huff) Trowbridge, 88, of 504 14th Street, Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday at her residence.

Born Nov. 20 1921, she was the daughter of Walter “Ducky” and Bertie (Henderson) Huff.

She worked years in factories and in retail. She retired from The Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Caroline married Leroy Terrell in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1965. She then married Kenneth Trowbridge in 1966, and he preceded her in death in 1974.

Survivors include two sons, Roy Terrell and wife Cathy of Owensburg, and Mike Terrell and companion Danetta Moore of Bedford; two daughters, Janet Terrell of Greenwood, and Kim Trowbridge of Bedford, 20 grandkids; 48 great-grandkids; 14 great-great-grandkids; a brother, Jack Huff of Muncie; and one sister, Mary Painter of Florida.

A daughter, Phyllis Terrell; and four sons, Woodrow Terrell, James Terrell, Rodger Terrell and Tim Terrell; as well as her parents, both husbands; six brothers; one sister; and one granddaughter preceded her in death.

A graveside service will be at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday at Beech Grove Cemetery with Jay Bennett officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 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 Caroline at www.daycarter.com.

Susie M. Tatton

Jan. 25, 1918 — Oct. 11, 2010

Susie Mae “Sue” (Fields) Tatton, 92, of Manti, Utah, died Monday in Nephi, Utah.

She was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Mitchell, the daughter of George and Stella (Bass) Fields. She married Lynn R. Tatton on Nov. 30, 1945, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She worked for Reliance Manufacturing in this area before moving to Utah during World War II to make parachutes. She continued in the garment industry for many years, retiring from Pacific Trails.

She was a graduate of Orleans High School.

Survivors include three children, James Andrew Tatton of Nephi, and Lynda Sue Wintch and Karen Christensen, both of Manti; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Slaughter of Mitchell; one brother, Howard Fields of Mitchell; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Manti. Burial will be in Manti Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 a.m. before the service.

Samuel A. Edmonson

July 12, 2009 — Oct. 10. 2010

Samuel Allen Edmonson, 15-month-old son of Kenneth Samuel Edmonson Sr. and Dedra Jo Byers, Mitchell, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in Mansfield. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home.

Nannie Tharp

Nannie Tharp, 83, Shoals, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals.

Oct. 11, 2010

John D. McPike

July 30, 1953 — Oct. 8, 2010

John David McPike, 57, Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at his residence.

Born July 30, 1953, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John C. and Janet (Duncan) McPike. He married Terri Lynn (Hadley) Amstutz Aug. 7, 2002.

He had been employed at Ford as chief shop steward. He was a 1971 graduate of Heltonville High School and a member of the First Baptist Church and loved the Lord. He loved hunting, especially mushrooms, and fishing.

John and Terri had nine wonderful years together. He was the most loving, caring, and kind-hearted husband and father and will be missed by all.

Surviving are his wife, Terri Lynn McPike of Mitchell; children, Nick (Nicole) McPike of Bedford, Danny Amstutz of Mitchell, Kortni (Neal) Spinks of Williams, Jessica (Casey) Todd of Heltonville, Missy (Darin Galloway) Amstutz of Paoli, and Dusty (Ashley) Amstutz of Bedford; grandchildren, Tevin Amstutz, Cody Amstutz, Ashton Spinks, Kori Spinks, Mariah Heckard, Chase Heckard, Nathan McPike, Madison McPike, Jenna Todd, and Codey Todd; sister, Sharon (Benji) Crane of Heltonville; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Brian) Pugh and Hannah and Tyler of Mitchell; parents-in-law, Bill and Dolores Hadley of Mitchell; cousin, Bob and Tina McPike of Bedford; and dogs, Toto and Hadley.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dan Hopkins and the Rev. Bill Graham 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.

Casket bearers: Nick McPike, Neal Spinks, Dusty Amstutz, Darin Galloway, Bill Hadley, Brian Pugh, Casey Todd, Danny Amsutz, Tevin Amstutz, and Cody Amstutz.

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

Edna Trowbridge

Edna Trowbridge, 88, Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Oct. 10, 2010

Beulah Grace Prince

Sept. 8, 1933 — Oct. 8, 2010

Beulah Grace Prince, 77, of Bedford, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital. She had been battling recovery from a heart attack she had on June 5. Beulah was the daughter of Clifford and Otha (Hawkins) Eads of Chapel Hill. She was born on September 8, 1933, in Monroe County.

Beulah married Virgil V. Prince of Chapel Hill on July 11, 1953. Virgil went to serve his country shortly after their marriage, and when he returned from the war, they had two children together.

Beulah worked for 30 years at Cook Inc. and retired in 1999. Beulah enjoyed fishing and the outdoors along with spending time with her family. She was a great woman of faith and an inspiration to all who knew her. She attended the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Beulah is survived by her husband, Virgil Prince of Bedford; daughter, Vickie Miller (Bobby) of Bedford; son, Mike Prince (Vaunda) of Camby; five grandchildren, Crystal Brewer (Nick) of Bedford, Michael Prince (Melanie) of Solsberry, Traci Simmerman (Jason) of Bedford, Mitchell Prince (Lorrie) of Bloomington, and Megan Prince of Camby; ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Olive Smith and Doris Murphy, both of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Lucille Eads.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at the Crossroads Community Church, with Pastors Robert Phillips and Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Allen Funeral Home and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bloomington Hospital.

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

Oct. 09, 2010

Michael Trowbridge

Feb. 1, 1948 — Oct. 7, 2010

Michael “Mike” Trowbridge, 62, 417 Burton Street, Mitchell, passed away at 9:22 p.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Feb.1, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth and Jeraldine (Drake) Trowbridge. He married Faye (Bowden) Gerkin May 6, 1996.

He had previously been a machinist at Stone City Products and was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are his wife, Faye Gerkin of Mitchell; daughter, Michelle Trowbridge of Oolitic; son, Michael Trowbridge of Oolitic; stepsons, Tom (Terri) Gerkin of Bloomington, Lanny (Sandy) Gerkin of Florida, and Danny (Ray Jean) Gerkin of Bedford; grandchildren, Christine Trowbridge of Oolitic, Cory (Chelsey) Gerkin of New Albany, Kyle Gerkin, Taylor Austin Gerkin, and Toby Alan Gerkin, all of Bedford, Andrew Gerkin and Mandy Vincent, both of Bloomington, Stephanie Gerkin of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, David Trowbridge of Bedford, Jerry Trowbridge of Madison, and William “Billy” Walker of Bedford; and sisters, Mary Clifford of Louisville, Ky., Marjorie Arnold of Oolitic, and Marsha Walker of Bedford.

His parents; and sister, Connie Henson, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating.

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

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

John D. McPike

July 30, 1953 — Oct. 8, 2010

John David McPike, 57, Mitchell, died at 2 a.m. Friday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Arthur M. Dawson

Dec. 13, 1922 — Oct. 7, 2010

Arthur M. Dawson, 87, French Lick, formerly of Bedford, died Thursday afternoon at his residence. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Oct. 08, 2010

Bill L. Kellams

July 9, 1933 — Oct. 7, 2010

Bill Louis Kellams, 77, of Bedford, died at 1 a.m. Thursday at the StoneBridge Health Campus. He had been ill for two years.

Born in Crawford County, he was the son of Isaac and J. Addie Kellams. He married Judy Lewis on Feb. 18, 1989, and she survives.

He graduated from Paoli High School in 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in France, from 1953 to 1955. He was a Carpenter by trade. He was a Superintendent for Kellams Enterprises and helped establish Tri-County Builders Co., Inc.. in 1982. He worked as a Superintendent there until he retired in 1996. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Carpenters’ Union Local 1664.

He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, deer hunting, camping, and going to the casino. He loved to watch Purdue University sports and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon race.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; a sister, Faith Burcham; his brother, Jack and wife Susie Kellams; his children, Sherri Short, Doug and wife Debra Kellams, Rod Kellams, Jennifer and husband Bill Kline, Darlene and husband Tom Hauer, and David and wife Julie Lewis, all from Bedford, Brad and wife Paula Kellams of Orleans, and Mitzi and husband Mike Bowersox of Washington. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Toby and wife Heather Short, Andy and wife Kaci Short, Cody Short, Brittany and husband Nathan McClain, Justin Kellams, Kayla Kellams, Bill, Jacob, and Jordon Kline, David, Dillion, and Daulton Lewis, all of Bedford, Brandon and wife Kylee Kellams, Amanda, Tyler, and Hunter Atchison, all of Orleans, Holly and husband Jason Burkhart of Seymour, Morgan Bowersox and Ian Ryan of Chicago, Ill., Hannah Bowersox of Nashville, Tenn.; Nicholas Bowersox of Washington, Amanda and husband Corey Koshinski of St. Augustine, Fla., and Thomas Hauer serving in the U.S. Army; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and J. Addie Kellams; a sister, June Cummings,; and three brothers, Victor, Lafeyette, and Dean Kellams.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Pastor Pat Sinnott officiating. Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Charles W. Beacher

Nov. 13, 1922 — Oct. 7, 2010

Charles W. Beacher, 87, of 808 Lafayette Street, Oolitic, died at 11:05 a.m. on Thursday at Mitchell Manor.

Born Nov. 13, 1922, in Indiana, he was the son of Jacob and Creola (Houchins) Beacher. He married Bernice Holt and she preceded him in death.

He was a self-employed heavy equipment mechanic and enjoyed trading and wheeling and dealing.

Survivors include a son, Lambert Beacher and wife Donna of Mitchell; and two grandchildren, Daniel Beacher and Stormi Lynn Reynolds of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernice; two brothers, Ed Beacher and Joe Beacher; a sister, Loretta Jackson.

Per his wishes, no visitation and services are scheduled.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

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

Hilda C. James

Aug. 19, 1916 — Oct. 6, 2010

Hilda C. James, 94, died Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. today and from 8:30-9:15 a.m. on Saturday at Huber Funeral Home Tell City Chapel.

Memorial contributions: St. Paul Catholic Church.

Arthur Dawson

Arthur Dawson, 87, formerly of Bedford, died at his residence in French Lick. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Michael K. Trowbridge

Michael K. Trowbridge, 63, Mitchell, died at 9:22 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

J.D. McPike

J.D. McPike, 57, Mitchell, died at 2 a.m. today at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Oct. 07, 2010

William M. Bowles Jr.

June 1, 1937 — Oct. 5, 2010

William Marvin Bowles Jr., 73, Bedford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his home with his family by his side.

He was born June 1, 1937, in Taylorsville, Ky., the son of William Marvin and Alice (Reed) Bowles. He married Angela R. Eisenback on Sept. 3, 1960, and she survives.

He was a pipeline foreman with Texas Gas and Transmission, retiring in 1992 and he drove a school bus for the North Lawrence School system for many years.

He was a graduate of Eastern High School in Eastwood, Ky., was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166 of Bedford and was a Past Grand Knight.

He was the best husband, dad and grandpa. Everyone who knew him, loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Rose Bowles of Bedford; five daughters, Glenda Bowles, Janice Somers, Rhonda Rose (Garry) Weldon, Gail (Jim) Moore and Kelly (Lyn) Hanner, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Alicia Phillips, Kara Hatfield, Jessica Moore, Abigail Moore, Joshua Hanner, and Ashlyn Hanner; five great-grandchildren, Alexandria Grace Hatfield, Clayton Phillips, Faith Phillips, Lane Stillions and Maci Rose Hatfield; one brother, George E. “Eddie” (Barbara) Bowles of Fisherville, Ky.; and one sister, Penny (Jimmy) Schmitz of Crestwood, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Natasha Rose Stillions; and one sister, Joanne, in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with the Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.

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

Lisa L. Dotts

May 2, 1965 — Oct. 5, 2010

Lisa L. Dotts, 45, of Bedford, died at 10:23 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

She was born May 2, 1965, in Gary, the daughter of Roger Payton and Connie (Phillips) Probasco. She married David C. Dotts Jr. on Oct. 28, 2005, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and loving wife, daughter and mother.

She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and attended Norman Christian Church.

Surviving with her husband, David C. Dotts of Bedford; are daughters, Bobbi Hensley of Bloomington, Kristina Parsley of Bedford, and Kayla and Jennie Dotts of Mitchell; grandchildren, Dyran, Kaitlyn, Draven, Makala, and Sabrina Brock; Mariah and Jaden Parsley, and Steven Flinn; her parents, Roger and Kay Payton of Bedford, and Connie and Alvin Probasco of Bedford; grandmother, Laura Phillips of Buddha; three sisters, Tina Roll and Shawnna Baker of Bedford, and Regina Parker of Springville; one brother, Kenny Stidam of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Jim and Pat Arthur, David and Judy Phillips, Dennis and Priscilla Smoot, Elmer and Martha Strunk, Dean and Annetta Moore, Rowland and Janet Hobson, and Melvin and Sherry Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

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

William ‘Bill’ Kellams

William “Bill” Kellams, 77, Bedford, died at 1:18 a.m. on Thursday at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Oct. 06, 2010

Hazel Deirth

Jan. 5, 1936 — Oct. 4, 2010

Hazel Magdalene (Sparks) Deirth, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, felt the arms of Jesus wrap around her as He welcomed her to heaven on October 4, 2010, at 8:15 in the evening.

The daughter of James and Minnie (Leslie) Sparks, Hazel was born January 5, 1936 in Bandy, West Virginia. When she was five years old, Hazel and her family moved to Deirth Holler in Lee County, Virginia. It was there she met and later married her childhood sweetheart, (Harvey) Ray Deirth, who preceded her in death.

Steeped in the traditions of a proud Appalachian heritage, Hazel dedicated her life to the care of her family. She created a home filled with love, moral teachings, and strong family values. From the smell of a home-cooked supper warming on the stove to the beauty in her hand-stitched quilts to the sweet smiles on her face as she watched her family take root and grow . . . all of those who entered her home left knowing they had witnessed something special.

Hazel is survived by two sons, James Deirth and wife, Janet, of Indianapolis, Robert Deirth and wife, Trisia, of Salem, two daughters, Sheila White and husband, Harold, of Mitchell and Sherry Deirth of Mitchell. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Robbie Deirth, his fiancé, Sara Denhart and daughter, Sofia, of Scottsburg, Mikie White, his wife, Samantha and daughter, Maggie, of Orleans, Richard Deirth and children, Andrea, Joshua, and Erica, of Indianapolis, Jack Deirth of Indianapolis, Jennifer Amick, husband, Ernie and daughter, Sydney, of Bedford, Julie Deirth and son, Jesus, of Indianapolis, Julia Deirth and children, Alicia and Johnathan, of Indianapolis, Matthew White and his fiancé, Danielle Sanders of Orleans, step grandson, Tracy Neideffer and son, Jacob, of Salem, one sister, Jean Campbell, of Borden, sisters-in-law, Bernice Wax of Johnson City, TN, Ruth Sparks of Borden, and Stella Sparks of Borden, two brothers-in-law, Aston Hall, of Mitchell and Leroy Deirth and wife, Lorene of Dryden, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Alexander Deirth; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Raphael Amick; three brothers, Claude Sparks, William Sparks, and James Sparks; three sisters, Mary Seabolt, Lilly Stanley, and Ella Mae McCord.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Grandchildren

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

William M. Bowles

William Marvin Bowles Jr., 73, Bedford, died Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Oct. 05, 2010

Jeremiah Sego

Aug. 25, 1927 — Oct. 1, 2010

Jeremiah (Jerry) Sego, 83, passed away Oct. 1 in Orlando, Fla.

He worked as an electrician through the IBEW for many years.

His hobbies were fishing and golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; one sister, Shirley (George) Gilstrap of Bedford; three daughters, Lynn (John) Patrick of Waynesvile, N.C., Leanna Preston of Asheville, N.C., and Tera (Gary) Holland of Midlothian, Va.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private service will be held at a later date in Indiana.

Arrangements are being handled by A Community Funeral Home & Sunset Cremations, 910 W. Michigan St., Orlando, Fla., 32805.

Hazel Derith

Hazel Derith, 74, Mitchell, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Oct. 04, 2010

Justus Allen Cady

Feb. 17, 1979 — Oct. 2, 2010

Justus Allen Cady, 31, Bedford, died Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10:55 a.m. at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Justus was a loving and devoted father, son, husband and brother, who was loved by all.

He was born Feb. 17, 1979 in Bedford to Thomas Walter Cady and Christina (Stewart) Wright. He married Shawna Belcher on June 19, 2004 in Heltonville.

He was a security guard with Securitas, which provides security services for General Motors. He was a 1999 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Survivors include his wife, Shawna of Bedford; two daughters, Trinity Dawn Cady and Gracie Renee Cady; his mother, Christina Wright (Dewayne) of Bedford; his stepmother, Jennifer Cady of Bedford; one sister, Kaly Marie Dalton (Louis Troy) of Bedford; his maternal grandmother, Janet Sue Stewart and her companion Marlin of Bedford; his maternal grandfather, Robert Dale Stewart (Janet) of Bedford; two stepbrothers, James Edward Wright and William Robert Stewart, both of Bedford; one nephew, Taylor Dalton, and four nieces, Haley Dalton, Jade Dalton, Keslin Hill and Ashley Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Walter Cady; his paternal grandparents, Francis Cady and Mahala May Cady; one aunt, Rebecca Spear, and a great-nephew, Zachary Colvin.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery in Williams. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society in memory of Justus A. Cady.

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

Ova Christine Baxter

Oct. 12, 1913 — Oct. 2, 2010

Ova Christine Baxter, 96, Shoals, died Oct. 2, 2010 at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 12, 1913 in Franklin, Tenn., she was the daughter of William and Odel (Worley) Summers. She married Luther Ray Baxter in Bedford, Ind. and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1997.

She was retired from RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ, where Mr. Baxter was a minister in Bedford

Survivors include four sons, Ray Baxter of Shoals, Jerry Baxter of Clarksville, Larry Baxter of Random Lake, Wis., and James Baxter of Williams; two daughters, April Simmerman of Bedford and Janice Williams of Williams; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Summers of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Steven; three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m on Wednesday at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service on Wednesday.

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

Oct. 03, 2010

Wesley E. Kelley

Nov. 30, 1942 — Oct. 1, 2010

Wesley E. Kelley, age 67, of Bloomington, went to be with the Lord on Friday morning in Bloomington Hospital. Born November 30, 1942, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Cecil “Bud” Kelley and Evelyn (Settle) Kelley. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and owned Hilltop Auto Repair in the Dolan community. He was proud to be a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Vietnam Era Veterans Alliance. He also had served in the National Guard. He was a member of the V.I.P. c.b. radio club and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Deloach) Kelley, of Bloomington; five daughters, Debra Kelley of Ellettsville, Kimberly Kelley of Bedford, Carla Kelley of Bloomington and Vickie Patton and Betty Grider, both of Ellettsville; seven grandchildren, Corey Mullet, Nathaniel Mullet, Brittany Miller, Cody Miller, Wesley McDonald, Nicholas McDonald and Aaron McDonald and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Wanda Key; one sister, Karol Sue Yowell; one brother, Jesse Kelley; and one great-grandson, Raymond “RayRay” Parker.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Day Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Fred Stanger officiating. Burial will follow in Bridge Church Cemetery, where the Veterans Honor Guard will provide military graveside rites. Friends may visit the family on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

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

Oct. 02, 2010

Robert M. Hutchison

Dec. 20, 1920 — Sept. 28, 2010

Robert M. Hutchison, 89, Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the St. Joseph Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.

Born, December 20, 1920 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Robert W. and Nellie F. (Sheldon) Hutchison.

He retired from the Indiana Gas Co. in April of 1983. He served as the chief clerk of the gas company in Greensburg and Huntington. He then served as the commercial manager in the Bedford-Mitchell office and then the Columbus-Seymour office.

He graduated from Greensburg High School and then attended Huntington College. He served in the US Army during WW II and was stationed in Africa, Italy and Okinawa. He was a former member of the Greensburg Concert Band, the Erie Railroad Band, the Bedford City Park Band, the Columbus City Band, the Silver Tones Choir at the Senior Citizens Center in Columbus and the West Shores Retirement Wind Chimes in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He served as President of Exchange Club in Huntington. He was a past board of director of the Chamber of Commerce in Bedford.

He was a member of the High 12 Club in Columbus, the Kiwanis Club in Bedford and Columbus, the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, the Shrine Club and the Cedars American Legion of Lebanon. He was a 2-term president of the “Coachman Camping Club”.

He was a former member of the 1st Christian Church in Greensburg, the 1st Christian Church in Bedford where he served as Treasurer, Deacon and Elder, the 1st Baptist Church and Fireside Class in Columbus. He was a present member of the 1st Lutheran Church in Hot Springs after moving to the West Shores Retirement Home in Hot Springs.

He was married to June Skinner on January 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 11, 2004.

He is survived by two daughters, Nancy (Paul) Roberts, Hot Springs, Suzanne (R.J.) Reynolds, Heritage Lake, In.; five grandchildren, Amy (Rob) Snyder, Stacey (Mike) Assheur, Allison Roberts, Jonathan (Shawn) Reynolds, Jeffrey (Danyelle) Reynolds; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one sister, Lois Ileen Clark.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery in Greensburg.

The American Legion Post #129 will conduct military graveside services.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southcentral Indiana, 1201 N. Lincoln St., Suite A, Greensburg, IN 47240, www.hospiceofsouthcentralindiana.org.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.

Oct. 01, 2010

Lydia Spoonmore

Nov. 2, 1934 – Sept. 30, 2010

Lydia Mae Spoonmore, 75, of Springville, died at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1934 in Springville, she was the daughter of Clarence and Alta (Jones) Strunk. She married Carl Spoonmore on March 14, 1953, and he survives. She was a secretary at Springville school for years and was the owner of the Spoonmore Grocery for 18 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith and loved to knit, crochet, garden and spend time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Carl of Springville; sons, Stan Spoonmore and wife, Tricia of Springville, Kevin Spoonmore and wife Becky of Oolitic, Kent Spoonmore and wife, Tammy of Springville; grandchildren, Jayme Spoonmore Banks, Jessica Spoonmore Stewart, Kyla Spoonmore Fish, Justin Spoonmore, Erica Spoonmore, Kelli Spoonmore, Jared Spoonmore and Jacey Spoonmore; great-grandchildren, Adalyn and Brock Banks, Evan Spoonmore and Reece Goodgame; siblings, Roy and Tom Strunk, Sandy Colliflower, Wanda Kirkman, and Pam Caudill all of Florida, Mary Jane Reuter of Springville and Loretta Abel of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clovis Strunk.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lydia at www.daycarter.com.

Ethan Cole Beyers

Sept. 1, 1992 — Sept. 29, 2010

Our precious son, Ethan Cole Beyers, 18, of Mitchell, Indiana, was called home to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 29, at his home. Ethan was a good person, who would do anything for anyone. He never put himself first. He loved listening to his iPod and being on the computer. He was a caring big brother to Evan. Ethan had a big heart and compassion for everyone. Ethan attended the First Church of God in Mitchell. He was a senior at Mitchell High School.

Ethan was born Tuesday, September 1, 1992, to John Phillip “Pete” and Letha Rene Goller Beyers. Ethan will forever be loved and missed by his parents and brother. He will also be missed and loved by his grandparents, Carl Jack and Carolyn Harris of Mitchell, Lahoma and Russell Owen of Bedford, Harold and Donna Hall of Mitchell, Phil and Lynda Beyers of Bloomington. His uncles are Timothy Beyers, of Bedford, Bobby Goller of Madisonville, Kentucky, Joe and Missy Hall of Mitchell and Devron Harris of Mitchell. His aunts include Dawnna “Kent” Mann of Bedford, Calley “Joe” Terrell of Mitchell, LeAnn “Loyd” Rachels of North Carolina. There are 11 cousins and many friends and schoolmates.

The funeral for Ethan will be on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Mitchell Church of God in Mitchell. Brothers Jerry Richardson and Randy Corbin will officiate. Burial will be in the Payton Cemetery, Paoli.

Friends are invited to call at the Mitchell Church of God on Monday from 3 until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 9 a.m. until the services.

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

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

Gabriel and Raphael Amick

Sept. 24, 2010 — Sept. 24, 2010

Gabriel and Raphael Amick, twin sons of Ernest and Jennifer White Amick, of Bedford, were stillborn Sept. 24 at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Carter’s Creek Christian Church east of Mitchell. Visitation will be at the church from 4-6 p.m.

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