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Obituaries 1999 – 04 (April)

05/01/99

Rominger – Clinton A. Rominger of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 1, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 9, 1917, in West Baden Springs, IN, he was the son of Charles and Blanche (Toliver) Rominger. He married Agnes Henderson, and she died in 1998.

Surviving are two daughters, Anna Rominger Lisak of Crown Point, IN, and Gayle Rominger Henighan of Dayton, OH; one brother, Jesse Rominger of French Lick, IN; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Rominger and Mary Rominger; and two brothers, Harry Rominger and Floyd Rominger.

A 1935 graduate of West Baden High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in education from Purdue University and a master's degree from Indiana University. He was a retired educator and school administrator, having worked in the Mitchell and Bedford North Lawrence School systems. A member of the First United Methodist Church, he was active in the Methodist Men's Group and was a Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Exchange Club and the Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity and served on the VOCAL Literacy Council.

There will be a memorial service for Clinton Rominger at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4th, at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ames Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

04/30/99

Ingle – Louis Ingle, of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 30, 1999, at the White River Lodge. Born on December 4, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Homer and Cora Stipp Ingle. He married Ruth L. Sheeks on August 12, 1933, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Donna Bartlett and Phyllis Woods, both of Bedford, IN, and Mary Ruth Dunn, Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one grandson and three brothers: Clyde, Forrest, and Lionel.

He graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1931 and worked for the Trav-ler Corp. and its successors in Orleans for thirty-two years. He was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church, the Cedar Masonic Lodge #161, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, Daniel Guthrie Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Knights of Pythias-Pythian Sisters, Odd Fellows Lodge, Tunnelton Cemetery Board, and the Indiana Historical Society. He was the first elected president and one of the organizers of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Foundation, serving on the hospital board for twenty-five years. He was a founder and charter member of Bedford Little Theatre, a member and former board member of the Tennessee Walking Horse breeders and a member and former board member of the Indiana Republican Club. He was named a Sagamore of the Wabash. For many years the county historian, he was president of the Lawrence County Historical Society, which later became the Lawrence County Historical-Genealogical Society, and he served as Guthrie Township trustee and assessor for several years.

Services for Louis Ingle will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic rites will be conducted Sunday evening by the Cedar Lodge.

04/29/99

Blackwell – Burl G. Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the White River Lodge. Born on April 19, 1904, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Vollie and Deliah (Mitchell) Blackwell. He married Inez Anderson and she died in July 1988.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard Blackwell of Bedford, IN, and Robert Blackwell of Woodville, AL; caregiver, Thelma McPike of Bedford; one brother, Birtle Blackwell of Bedford, IN; one half-brother, Dale Deckard of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Blackwell; one sister, Bertha Bartlett; two half0sisters, Oma Bartlett and Lorene Lewis.

He was a retired cream station operator and janitor for the Bedford Armory. He was a member of the Judah Church of Christ.

Services for Burl Blackwell will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Larry Ritter and Frank Binford officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Cox – Donald Cox of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 17, 1940, in Murphysboro, TN, he was the son of Henry Houston and Ruth (O'Del) Cox. He married Martha Hutchison on July 25, 1970, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: Jeffery Cox of Kokomo, IN, and Donald L. Cox of Columbus, IN; two daughters, Cynthia Davis and Doniese Cox, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Billy Cox of Murphysboro, TN, and Leonard Cox of Victorville, CA; one sister, Patricia A. Cox of Jacksonville, FL; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Francis Eugene Cox.

He was a chef, cab driver, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services for Donald Cox will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 3rd, at the Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Crane – James L. Crane of East Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, April 29, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 28, 1939, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Charles Henry and Pearl Mae (Brock) Crane. He married Rosalie Wilson on July 15, 1961, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Clifford and Richard Crane, both of East Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Jamey Allen of East Oolitic, IN; one brother, H. Dean Crane of East Oolitic, IN; and five grandchildren.Also surviving are two sons, Clifford and Richard Crane, both of East Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Jamey Allen of East Oolitic, IN; one brother, H. Dean Crane of East Oolitic, IN; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Reva and Frances Crane; and ten brothers: Roy, Warner, Fred, Opal, John, Donald, Paul, Charles, Rufo, and Robert Crane.

He was retired from Ravenswood-IMCO, Bedford, and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Williams First Baptist Church.

Services for James Crane will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. James D. Crane officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/28/99

Godsey – Paul Robert "Bob" Godsey of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, April 28, 1999, at his residence. Born on January 4, 1928, in Needmore, IN, he was the son of Milford and Abigail (Neeley) Godsey. He married Hazel Elliott on January 29, 1960, and she survives.

Also surviving are three daughters: Paula Lucas of Lancaster, PA, Betty Cummings and Sherri Walls, both of Bedford, IN; one son, Rick Godsey of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Beckam and Hobert Godsey, both of Springville, IN, and Ivan Godsey of Mitchell, IN; five sisters: Elsie Banks of Springville, IN, Ruby Atkins and Artie Workman, both of Bloomington, IN, Dorothy Hall of Oolitic, IN, and Alma Bottorff of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kay Storms; two brothers, Oliver and Herstel Godsey; and one sister, Zelma Rainbolt.

He was an Army veteran of World War II and was a retired railroad worker for CSX Transportation. He was a member of the Crossroads Community Church and the Bedford Eagles lodge.

Services for Bob Godsey will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Ken Ransom and Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The Eagles will have a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday.

04/25/99

Burton – Richard Joseph Burton of Bloomington, IN, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at his residence. Born on August 16, 1933, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Jesse Z. and Bertha H. (Goldsmith) Burton.

Surviving are one brother, Alfred Thomas Burton of Bedford, IN, and one sister, Sara Jane Miller of Bloomington, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris Owens.

A graduate of Bloomington High School, he had worked as a supermarket manager and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

There will be graveside services for Richard Burton at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 29th, at Burton Cemetery with Chaplain Charles Hendrick officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

McGill – Georgia M. McGill of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on November 23, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Opal and Goldie (Clayton) Gehring. She was married to Willard South, Cecil Rose, and Walter McGill, and they preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie South and Walter McGill, both of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Marilyn Goodman and Susan Mullinax, both of Bedford, IN, Sharon Russell of Mitchell, IN, and Shirley Terrell of Orleans; four brothers, Ronnie, Warren and Harry Gehring, all of Indianapolis, and Jack Gehring of Florida; two sisters: Iris Ingram of Harrodsburg, IN, and Lois Camp of Kokomo; fifteen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Temple in Bedford.

Services for Georgia McGill will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Christ Perry and Elliott Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/24/99

Greene – Dorothy D. Greene of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, at Vencor Indianapolis South in Greenwood. Born on May 28, 1927, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Orval and Virginia (Moore) Wires. She married Dennis Hart and later she married Lewis J. Greene.

Surviving are three daughters: Sharon Shepley of Menomonie, WI, Charletta Hargesheimer and Deloris Watterson, both of Mitchell, IN; four sons: Michael Greene of Texas, Tobert and Joseph Greene, both of Arizone, and James Greene of Orleans, IN; nineteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services for Dorothy Greene will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 27th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Matthew officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

04/22/99

Swartz – Howard L. Swartz of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 27, 1913, in Harrison County, IN, he was the son of David and Pearl (McUllum) Swartz.

Surviving are one sister, Lillian Uselton of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Herbert W. Swartz of Houston, TX, and Claude R. Swartz of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Herman Swartz, David Swartz, and Orville Swartz; and two sisters, Lelah Eagan and Goldie Blackwell.

He was a retired employee of Hatfield Iron and Metal. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. avis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

There will be a graveside service for Howard Swartz at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 26th, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Chaplain Charles Hedrick officiating. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. No visitation is planned.

04/20/99

Harris – Ola Harris of Columbus, IN, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville. Born on May 12, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin H. and alma May (Fortner) Jones. She married Freeman E. Harris in 1942, in Miami, FL, and he died in 1965.

Surviving are two brothers, Dale and Wayne Jones, both of Columbus,IN; and one sister, Betty Jones of Columbus, IN. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer and Warren Jones, and one sister, Pauline Walls.

She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for more than forty years. She was a former member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Services for Ola Harris will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 23rd, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/18/99

Brown – Knoxie Grace Brown of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 18, 1999. Born on October 13, 1956, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Wilbert and Peggy (Patton) Terrell. She married David E. Brown on April 7, 1973, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Tina M. Brown of East Oolitic, IN; one son, David D. Brown of East Oolitic, IN; her father of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Mike Terrell of Bloomington, IN, Homer and Rick Terrell, both of Bedford, IN; six sisters: Cathy Eagan and Brenda Wilson, both of East Oolitic, IN, Helen Pemberton, Sherry Terrell, Kelly Nicholson, and Betty Jo Terrell, all of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Rosetta Terrell; one brother, David Terrell; and grandparents, Erie and Knoxie Terrell and William and Lilly Patton.

She had been employed at M. Fine & Sons.

Services for Knoxie Brown will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Duncan – Dorothy Duncan of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 18, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 1, 1911, in Springville, IN, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary (Gray) Byers. She married Horace Duncan in 1932, and he preceded her in death in 1965.

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Kirkman of Springville, IN; one son, Terry Duncan of the Republic of Panama; one brother, Richard Byers of Springville, IN; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon Byers, and one sister, Pauline Byers.

She taught at Oolitic High School from 1939-1974. She then taught math at Bedford North Lawrence High School from 1974-1981, retiring at age 70, after which she taught intermittently at OCU-B from 1986-1995. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and was active in the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the White River Humane Society and the Salvation Army collections. She was of Christian faith.

Services for Dorothy Duncan will be Wednesday, April 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/16/99

King – Crystal Nicole "Nikki" King of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at the Bedford Hospitality House. Born on December 27, 1989, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Trent William and Kimberly Dawn (Stagley) King.

Surviving are her parents of Bedford, IN; one brother, Zachary King, at home; her maternal grandparents, Danny and Carol Strunk of Montgomery, IN, and Jim and Glenda Staley of Dunedin, FL; her paternal grandparents, William O. and Sharon King of Mitchell, IN; her maternal great-grandmother, Pauline Coursey of Springville, IN; her paternal great-grandmother, Victorine Rollman of Bedford, IN; and her maternal great-great-grandmothers, Vangie Thompson of Springville, IN. She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandparents, Charles King and Virginia King Stroud, and maternal great-grandfather, Lavern Coursey.

She attended Englewood School and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Crystal King will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Port William Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/15/99

Franklin – Eva June Franklin of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, April 15, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 17, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Robinson) England. She married David Franklin on September 18, 1939, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Jon David Franklin of Oolitic, IN; two daughters, Mary Bridget Eads and Joy Lynn New, both of Oolitic, IN; three brothers, Johnny England of Bedford, IN, Leon England of Jacksonville, FL, and Larry Dean England of Springville, IN; two sisters, Anetta Kirkman and Zelda Ramsey, both of Springville, IN; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Chester, Lester, and Louie England.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg.

Services for Eva Franklin will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/14/99

Clampitt – Dorothy M. Clampitt of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the Bedford Hospitality House. Born on May 29, 1916, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Pearl (Dishman) McKee. She first married Winfred Hillenberg and later married Freedie "Jed" Clampitt, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Hillenburg of Williams, IN; one son, Laramie Hillenburg of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Bill Clampitt of Bedford, IN, and Bob Clampitt of Texas; one brother, Don McKee of Bedford, IN; one sister, Cleo Hehe of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dale McKee; and three sisters, Patricia Holmes, Helen McBride, and Ione Thompson.

She had worked as a clerk for Bedford retailers and was a Pink Lady volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital for twenty years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Heltonville Homemakers Club.

Services for Dorothy Clampitt will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Holloway – Arden H. "Greek" Holloway of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at his residence. Born on July 11, 1918, in Kosciousko County, IN, he was the son of Mace and Ida Pearl (Matthews) Holloway. He married Ruth Coulter on March 9, 1948, and she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Nelson and Charles Holloway, both of Burket, IN; three sisters, Marilyn Ann Hall of Rochester, IN, Mary Phillips and Geraldine Halley, both of Warsaw, IN. He was preceded in death by one sister.

He retired from Nickel Plate Railroad and was a quarry worker for the Indiana Limestone Company. He was a former member of the Eagles Lodge of Warsaw and a member of the Quarry Workers Local No. 741 for 41 years. He was of United Brethren faith.

Services for Arden Holloway will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 208 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/13/99

Dorsett – Robert "Bobby" Dorsett of Crane, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, IN. Born on December 20, 1953, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert L. and Betty (McCart) Dorsett. He married Joyce Smith on April 20k 1985, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Robert Drew Dorsett and one daughter, Devin Denise Dorsett, both at home; his mother, Betty Cornwall of Mitchell, IN; four sisters, Connie Woods, Trudy Troutman, and Sherry Henderson, all of Mitchell, IN, and Maureen Pollack of Beaumont, CA. He was preceded in death by his father.

A graduate of Mitchell High School, he had attended Indiana University and was an Army veteran. He was employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of of the American Legion, Bloomfield, and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell.

Services for Robert Dorsett will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 17th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No 250, Mitchell. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Geabes – Mildred I. Geabes of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 29, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of George W. and Letta (Foreman) Tovey. She married Steve Gaebes on January 16, 1941, in Lawrence County, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Rick Geabes of French Lick, IN; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Carl R. Tovey.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Mitchell. She was a charter member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, U. S. Power Squadron Auxiliary, and Elks Lodge Auxiliary.

Services for Mildred Geabes will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Green – Sylvia Mae Green of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Saltillo, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at her residence. Born on June 29, 1908, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Grover and Nora (Owens) York. She married Ocie Taylor, Arthur Fletcher, and Frank Green, all of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary O. Henderson of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Violet Swartz of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was a former employee of Reliance Manufacturing and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Services for Sylvia Green will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 16th, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Steve Jones and G.D. Estes officiating. Burial will follow in the Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church.

Hackney – Ted James Hackney of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 1, 1925, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Orda and Goldie (Bault) Hackney. He married Celia June Franklin on August 29, 1954, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Nelson of Bedford, IN; three brothers: William Hackney of Bedford, IN, Jim Hackney of Folsum. LA, and Jack Hackney of Indianapolis; one sister, Marilyn Sue Guess of Orleans, IN; two grandchildren, Sheila Hubbard of Bedford, IN, and Russell Pridemore of Lexington, KY, both raised in the home; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bob Hackney.

He had worked at Brunner Engineering and Indiana Limestone Company, as well as other stone companies. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Avoca.

Services for Ted Hackney will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/11/99

Lawhorn – Charles B. Lawhorn of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his residence. Born on January 20, 1942, in Liberty, KY, he was the son of Herbert and Ruth Lawhorn. He was formerly married to Patricia Blansett.

Surviving are one daughter, Olga Ray; three sons: George Lawhorn, Wayne Lawhorn of OH, and Kevin Lawhorn of TN; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1980.

There will be a graveside service for Charles Lawhorn at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 14th, at Ikerd Cemetery with Sister Rebekah Ryan officiating. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.

Terry – Margaret Sharon Terry of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at her residence. Born on December 9, 1946, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Emmett Gerald and Irene (Crawley) Box. She married Robert Dean Terry on April 26, 1965, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Laticia Dawn Terry of El Cajon, CA, and Sonjia Christiana Acosta of Cabot, AR; two sons, Jeffery Dean Terry of Mary Esther, FL, and Robert Dean Terry Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, FL; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Emmett Gene Box.

She was a clerk at the deli at Mills Market in Mitchell, and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Margaret Terry will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 16th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the mortuary.

04/10/99

Walker – Geraldine Marie Walker of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 10, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 10, 1923, in Davenport, IA, she was the daughter of Harry and Leora Drake. She married Howard F. Walker in August, 1964, and he died March 22, 1997.

Surviving are three daughters: Jenny Clifford of Louisville, KY, Marjorie Arnold and Marsha Walker, both of Bedford, IN; four sons: Bill Walker, Jerry and David Trowbridge, all of Bedford, IN, and Mike Trowbridge of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Herbert Wesner of French Lick, IN; two sisters, Evelyn Parker of Shelbyville, IN, and Goldy Deal of Mooresville; twenty-one grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, two sisters, one brother, two granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Heltonville Methodist Church.

Services for Geraldine Walker will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chase and Sister Beck Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/09/99

Beedie – Ted L. Beedie of North Vernon, IN, formerly of Vincennes and Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 9, 1999, in Vincennes. Born on January 4, 1962, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of James A. and Vickey (Webb) Beedie. He married Donna Deal.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; his ex-wife, Donna Beedie of Vincennes, IN;two daughters, Vanessa and Natasha Beedie, both of North Vernon, IN; one sister, Annette Brewer of Bedford, IN; one brother, Troy Lane Beedie of Medora, IN; his maternal grandparents, Gene and Barbara Baker of Bedford, IN; his paternal grandmother, Eileen Beedie Jean of Mitchell, IN; his paternal step-grandfather, Hugh Jean of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Beedie, St, and one nephew.

He was a security guard at the Muscatatuck State Hospital in Butlerville. An Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 73 and the Dive Christian Church.

Services for Ted Beedie will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Gresham – Georgia M. Gresham of Mitchell (Lawrenceport community), IN, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 26, 1930, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of George and Sallie (Miller) Neal. She married Hugh Franklin Gresham on August 9, 1947, and he survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Brenda McCammon and Carolyn Zeeks, both of Mitchell, IN, and Jo-Ellen Powell of Ellettsville, IN; two brothers, Ron and Mark Neal, both of Mitchell, IN; five sisters: Ada Smith of Cucamonga, DA, Shirley Neal of Imperial, MO, Mona Little and Linda Hale, both of Bedford, IN, and Shelia Luther of Oolitic, IN; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of the Fishing Creek Chapel and Today's Homemakers Club.

Services for Georgia Gresham will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bros. Dennis Hounshell, Josh Brumfield, and Steve Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Ray – Marguerite Addie Ray of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at her residence. Born on April 19, 1911, in Glasgow, KY, she was the daughter of Bailey and Mamie (Dooley) Thurman. She married Ralph G. Ray, and he died in 1998.

Surviving are three sons: Thomas E. Ray of Mitchell, IN, Robert E. Ray of Campbellsburg, IN, and Jackie D. Ray of Plymouth, IN; one brother, Millard Jake Thurman of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was retired from Cortron Industries in Orleans.

Services for Marguerite Ray will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

Starks – Helen Mae Starks of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 9, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 15, 1930, she was the daughter of Everrett and Zelma (Holiday) Kendall. She married George Henry Starks in 1954, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Beck Behrens on Union, KY; one son, Father Rommie Michael Starks of Indianapolis; one sister, Mary Brooks of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, George Kendall Starks; three brothers, and one sister.

She was a homemaker.

There will be a graveside service for Helen Starks at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 13th, at Green Hill Cemetery with the Right Rev. Joseph P. Deyman officiating. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may call from 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/05/99

Davis – Thelma C. Davis of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Henry County Memorial Hospital in New Castle, IN. Born on February 10, 1912, in Daviess County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Laura (Sheets) Taylor. She married James Dewey Flynn on August 1, 1929, and he died in 1943. She married the Rev. Leo C. Davis on January 6, 1957, and he died November 26, 1993.

Surviving are three daughters, June Haas and Mary Humble, both of New Castle, IN, and Linda Malone of Odon, IN; four half-sisters, one half-brother, one step-sister, seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one half-brother.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Thelma Davis will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 9th, at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Dave L. Humble, Gayle Ashby, Mark Bechtel, Paul Phipps, and David Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until the service time on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

04/03/99

King – Eulah M. King of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 3, 1999, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on September 26, 1914, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Ollie and Selma (Wells) Hackney. She married Earl E. King on September 4, 1931, and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Sandra King of Mitchell, IN; one son, Merrill E. King of Mitchell, IN; two granddaughters, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Bethel Trinkle, Myrtle Tarr, and Hazel Dillard; and two brothers, Maurice and William Clair Hackney.

She was a homemaker. Services for Eulah King will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7th, at the Chastain Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

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