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Obituaries 1999 – 06 (June)

06/30/99

Blackwell – Lucille Blackwell of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 15, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Luchen and Ida (Lanning) Luttrell. She married Ernest Blackwell on April 27, 1929, and he died August 3, 1994.

Surviving are three sons, Jack, Robert, and Danny Blackwell, all of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Leon Blackwell; one daughter, Shirley Sloan; one brother, and two sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services for Lucille Blackwell will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3rd, at the Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Raymond Bunn and Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the mortuary.

Porter – Nicholas Kyle Porter, infant son of Jeffrey and Jennifer (Lambert) Porter of Mitchell, IN, was stillborn Wednesday at Orange County Hospital in Paoli, IN.

Surviving with the parents are one sister, Adrianne Porter, at home; one step-brother, Dylan Porter of Orleans, IN; the maternal grandmother, Judy Wheat of Mitchell, IN; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Donna Porter of Mitchell; and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Wheat of French Lick, IN.

There will be a graveside service for Nicholas Porter at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 3rd, at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. The Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no service or visitation at the funeral home.

Root – Hester Root of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on June 12, 1914, in Bonner Springs, KS, she was the daughter of Howard and Myrtle (Mayer) Murphy. She married James B. Baldwin in 1931, and he died in 1984. She married Joseph C. Root in 1987, and he died in 1999.

Surviving are three sons: Edward H. and James D. Baldwin, both of Bedford, IN, and Michael Gene Baldwin of Jamestown, ND; ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Bryant Baldwin in 1953; one brother, Everett Murphy; and two sisters, Florence Sowders and Lenny Murphy.She was a homemaker and a member of the New Union Christian Church and Open Heart Fellowship.

Service for Hester Root will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 2nd, at the New Union Christian Church with the Revs. Johnny Turner and David Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery near Heltonville. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday the the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Friday at the church.

06/27/99

Conner – Warren Victor "Vic" Conner of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at his residence. Born on June 3, 1924, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Russell and Naomi (DeFord) Conner. He married Doris Craig in 1948, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Warren Philip Conner of Springville, IN, Terry Lee Conner of Mitchell, IN, and Gary Dee Conner of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Charles Conner of Montgomery, AL, John Conner of Paoli, IN, and Conrad Conner of Mitchell, IN; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara June Conner, and one brother, Robert Conner.

He retired in 1992 as a sawsmith for W. F. Meyers Company. A 1942 graduate of Oolitic High School, he was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a combat engineer building bridges over the Rhine and the Ruhr Rivers. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and the Bedford Lodge No. 14, F&AM.

Services for Warren Conner will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Revs. Merla Craig and Gary Cornwell, Bros. Eddie Fitzgerald and Charlie Scott, and Pastor Rob Muncy officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Bedford Lodge No. 14, A&FM.

Roberts – David M. Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 31, 1931, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Ora and Lula (Acton) Roberts.

Surviving are four sons: Mike Gregory of Kansas City, MO, David Joe Gregory of Mitchell, IN, and Jeff and Brian Roberts, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Helen Wagner of Denver, CO, and Dorothy Mosier of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard Roberts and a twin, Tommy Joe Roberts, in infancy.

He was a Korean War Army veteran and retired as a machinist of W.F. Meyers. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and a Past Master Mason of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, F&AM.

Services for David Roberts will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 30th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday by members of the Bedford Lodge No. 14, F&AM.

06/26/99

Hicks – Stanley Hicks of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 20, 1903, in East Oolitic, IN, he was the son of James Henry and Clara (Hall) Hicks. He married Mary Faye Young on April 3, 1926, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one son, Stanley E. Hicks of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Virginia Mae Deckard of Bedford, IN; six sisters: Charlotte Hall of Mitchell, IN, Elma Marcum of Florida, Betty Jean Saferight and Martha Hooten, both of Indianapolis, Vicky Stoltenberg of Carmel, IN, and Lorene Rush of Westfield, IN; one brother, Wallace Owings of Bloomfield, IN; nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Roberta Maxine Hicks Young and Matilda Avis Selph; seven sisters, Francis Hoggatt, Catherine Miller Chapman, Delista Duncan, Verna Stewart, Ida Mae Chastain, and two in infancy; and four brothers, Levi and Otto Owings and Johnny and Lloyd Hicks.

He had worked as mechanic for Ellis Trucking in Indianapolis, had been a quarry worker, and retired from the General Motors Foundry. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church and the United Auto Workers Local No. 440.

Services for Stanley Hicks will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 29th, at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church.

06/24/99

Sanders – Donald W. Sanders of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 10, 1920, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Leslie J. and Beatrice Warren Sanders. He married Cynthia Hobson on October 3, 1942, and she died January 22, 1999.

Surviving are one son, Ralph Sanders of Coral Springs, FL; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers, Robert and Gene Sanders.

A retired 40-year Bedford firefighter, he became assistant chief and training officer. He was a 1939 graduate of Bedford High School and was active in athletics and he continued his participation in athletics by serving 50 years as an Indiana High School Athletic Association official. His high school "B" and the whistle he used to referee his last basketball game are displayed at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame at New Castle. He was of Protestant faith and was a 50-year member of the Bedford Moose Lodge.

Services for Don Sanders will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The Bedford Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

06/21/99

Brazzell – Hargus Dean Brazzell of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at his residence. Born on August 7, 1963, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles Dean and Shirley Ann (Brewer) Brazzell.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; two sons, Benjamin Dean and Thomas Lee Brazzell, both at home; one daughter, Jessica Brazzell at home; three brothers: Charles Andrew Brazzell of Bedford, IN, Daniel Anthony Brazzell of Heltonville, IN, and John R. Strange of Needmore, IN; two sisters, Deanna Maria Brazzell of Orleans, IN, and Sherry Lynn Porter of Indianapolis.

He owned Economy Builders Construction Company and was an Army veteran. He was of Protestant faith.

There will be private services for Hargus Brazzell with Brother Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/19/99

Brooking – Frank W. Brooking of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 29, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Gordon R. and Lola (Wray) Brooking. He married Mary Reichman, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Beth Joyner of Bedford, IN; one son, Gregory Brooking of Charlotte, NC; one brother, Jerry Lee Brooking of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

He retired from the Indiana National Guard after thirty-five years of service and was a member of the First Christian Church, where he was a former elder.

Services for Frank Brooking will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 21st, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Mausoleum with military rites accorded by the Indiana National Guard. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Monday at the church.. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church camp in care of the church.

06/18/99

Mitchell – Mildred Jean Mitchell of Fayetteville, IN, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on December 5, 1925, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer and Maude (Freed) Nicholson. She married Ermal Mitchell on June 13, 1943, and he died in 1973.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth Mitchell of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Judy Hostetler of Boelus, NE; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Herschell and Robert Nicholson; and three sisters, Leota Hamilton, Beatrice Bailey, and Ruby Malott.

She retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and had been a bookkeeper at Woolworth's in Bedford. She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Services for Mildred Mitchell will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/17/99

Shoopman – Lee Arnold Shoopman of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 7, 1911, in Casey County, KY, he was the son of Andrew Jackson and Virgie (Taylor) Shoopman. He married Mary Louise Roberts on March 10, 1934.

Surviving are his companion and caregiver, Martha Knight of Mitchell, IN; four daughters: Wilma Fox and Janet Terry, both of Mitchell, IN, Wanita Hopkins of Bedford, IN, and Ruthie Hawk of Orleans, IN; one step-son, Bill Watson of Mitchell, IN; ten grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, two brothers, and one sister.

He had worked at Ingalls Stone Mill.

There will be graveside services for Lee Shoopman at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 21st, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Willie Taylor officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

06/14/99

Byers – Richard L. Byers of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 17, 1928, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Harry and Mary (Gray) Byers.

Surviving are two nephews, Stephen Byers of New York City, NY, and Terry Duncan of Republic of Panama; one niece, Patricia Kirkman of Springville, IN; three great-nephews; one great-niece; two great-great-nephews, and one great-great-niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gordon Byers; two sisters, Dorothy Duncan (with whom he lived), and Pauline Byers.

He retired from Roberts Brass Co. An Army veteran serving in Japan, he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oolitic Post.

Services for Richard Byers will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Martin – Wanda A. Martin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 16, 1927, in Lawrenceville, IL, she was the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy (Ford) Means. She married Leonard E. "Lee" Martin on May 24, 1946, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Adele Martin and Carol Allen, both of Bedford, IN; two sons, Michael L. Martin of Louisville, KY, and David E. Martin of Ellettsville, IN; her mother, Dorothy Alexander of Vincennes, IN; one sister, Cheryl McGregor of Vincennes, IN; two brothers, Donnie and Jimmy Alexander, both of Michigan; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Craig Alexander.

She was a retired sales clerk at Goodman T. Jester Store and was a member of Restoration Christian Center.

Services for Wanda Martin will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17th, at Restoration Christian Center with Pastor Scott Bell officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, and from noon until the service time Thursday at the church.

Riley – Benjamin H. Riley of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 15, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Fannie F. (Graham) Riley. He married Violet Duke Garland on May 6, 1982, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Benjamin Harding Riley of Oklahoma and Arthur Benjamin Riley, address unavailable; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Patricia Taylor.

He had worked at the Central Foundry and the Milwaukee Railroad System. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the 366th Medical Battalion.

There will be a graveside service for Benjamin Riley at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 16th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Bro. Richard Chase officiating. Friends may call at the Day & Carter Mortuary from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday.

06/11/99

Bruce – Eva Pauline Davis Bruce of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on September 2, 1921, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Milton and Ona (Byrd) Davis. She married Jack Bruce in August, 1942, and he died in June, 1968.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Jo Bruce of Louisville, KY; one son, John Bruce of Bedford, IN; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Milton Bruce; two sisters, Louise Davis and Mae Wiggam; two brothers, Lowell Davis and Clyde Davis.

She was the executive director of the Lawrence County and Monroe County chapters of the American Red Cross until she retired in 1986. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Services for Eva Bruce will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 14th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Hall officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ferguson Lee Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit of the Hospitality House, 2111 Norton Lane, Bedford, IN 47421.

Daugherty – Wayne E. Daugherty of Bedford, IN, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on December 28, 1928, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Francis and Hazel (Ritchey) Daugherty. He married Wilma Moore, and she died in 1996. He married Dorothy Cooper, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gregory Scott Daugherty of Henryville, IN, and Michael Wayne Daugherty of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Rosetta Hawkins and Juanita Root, both of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Charles Cooper of Bedford, IN; one brother, David Daugherty of Bedford, IN; three sisters, Anna Mae Henderson and Mary Cassidy, both of Bedford, IN, and Betty Lou Barlow of Springville, IN; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; two sisters, Sharon Banks and Jeanette Sue Poff; and two brothers, George Daugherty and an infant brother.

After thirty-seven years of service he retired from GM Powertrain in 1987. He also worked at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the American Legion, and the United Auto Workers Local 440.

Services for Wayne Daugherty will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 15th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The rosary service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Morehead – Laura Morehead of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on August 6, 1936, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Harley and Edith (Tinsman) DeVore. She married Marvin Morehead.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Fox of Eagle River, AK; one daughter, Kathleen Morehead of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Robert DeVore of Bedford, IN; one sister, Linda Passmore of Mitchell, IN; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steven Fox; one daughter, Terry Fox; one brother, and two sisters.

She was a nurse's aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

There will be a graveside service for Laura Morehead at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 15th, at Huron Cemetery with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. There will be private family visitation. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

06/09/99

Bex – Ruth Bex of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on July 31, 1920, in Lawrence County (Spice Valley South), IN, she was the daughter of Walter and Leona (Wade) Tolbert. She married Elmer Bex on January 8, 1938, and he survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Arnold and Amel Bex, both of Mitchell, IN, and Roy Bex of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Dorothy Patton of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Maxine Reece of Nashville, IN; one brother, Johnny Tolbert of Loogootee, IN; nine grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sister, four brothers, and one grandson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Ruth Bex will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 11th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hackler – Michael E. Hackler of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 14, 1957, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John L. and Rowena Jean (McPike) Hackler.

Surviving are two sister, Jana Endicott of Houston, TX, and Mary Jo Brooking of Bedford, IN; one brother, John Hackler of Oolitic, IN; one step-brother, Dana Jones; his step-mother, Betty Hackler; two step-sisters, Donna Jones and Deanna Jones; three nieces, and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

He was an electric elevator technician ad was the apprenticeship instructor for elevator technicians at Indiana University in Bloomington. He graduated with honors from ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis and was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Bedford.

Services for Michael Hackler will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Robert Lutz and Dana Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Maddox – Harry W. Madox of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 27, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Cletus and Mary Lessie (Hardin) Maddox. He married Roberta Covey on January 20, 1940, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Ronnie Maddox of Bedford, IN; one daughter,Sandra Hawkins of Bedford, IN; three brothers, Dale, Gene, and Ben Maddox, all of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Michael Maddox; and three brothers, Richard, Roy, and Ray Maddox.

In 1984 he retired from Indiana Gas Company after twenty-nine years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran and received two Bronze Stars in Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was a graduate of Needmore High School and a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Harry Maddox will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. J.D. Pickett officiating. Burial will be in Hanson Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/05/99

Alhorn – Marion E. Alhorn of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Westview Manor Nursing Center. Born on July 16, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Henrietta (Schmidt) Alhorn. He married Bernice Morrison on February 27, 1946, in Hopkinsville, KY, and she survives.

Also surviving are four daughters: Bernadette Dippel of Anderson, IN, JoEllen Lee of Oolitic, IN, Rosemary Clampitt and Rebecca Bliss, both of Bedford, IN; one son, Richard Alhorn of Bedford, IN; two brothers, John and Charles Frank Alhorn Jr., both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mary Ellen Williams of Indianapolis and Martha Wade of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He ad worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. A World War II Army veteran, he was injured in France and received the Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and the Disabled American Veterans.

Services for Marion Alhorn will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 8th, at the St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 6:30 p.m.

06/04/99

Eads – Virginia F. Eads of Bedford, IN, (Bartlettsville community) died Friday, June 4, 1999, in a fire at her residence. Born on April 23, 1912, in Greensburg, KY, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary Poston Hardin Moss. She first married Joseph Stottman, and he preceded her in death. She then married Ezra Eads, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph D. Stottman of Sheperdsville, KY, and Harold Robert Stottman of North Carolina; one step-daughter, Nancy Martin of Heltonville, IN; two brothers, Edward Moss of Florida and Curtis Porter of Hillview, KY; one sister, Betty Tomes of Indianapolis; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her two husbands and two sons, Eugene Stottman, Wallace Stottman. Another son, Phillip Stottman also died in the fire Friday.

She was a homemaker and a member of Old Chapel Hill Church.

Services for Virginia Eads will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 7th, at Old Chapel Hill Church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.

Frazier – Clinton E. Frazier of Avoca, IN, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at his residence. Born on December 27, 1940, in Pigeon Roost, KY, he was the son of Reese and Ethel (Gross) Frazier. He married Nola Mae Cody on September 27, 1951, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Vickie Keller of Mitchell, IN, his father, Reese Frazier of London, KY; one brother, T.J. Gregory of Springville, IN; two sisters, Loretta Houtchings of Bedford, IN, and Martha Frazier of London, KY; five half-brothers: George Frazier of Bedford, IN, Charles, Carl, Walter, and Doyle Frazier, all of London, KY; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother.

He retired from Indiana Limestone Company and was a member of the Lawrence County Conservation Club and the First Assembly of God.

Services for Clinton Frazier will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Revs. John Dodd and Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service time Sunday at the Funeral home.

Johnson – Dale "Toby" Johnson of Springville, IN, died Friday, June 4th, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 2, 1939, in Brown County, IN, he was the son of Vearl and Flossie (Robertson) Johnson. He married Judith A. Holland and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Lonnie Dale Johnson and Monte Johnson, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Shellie Doub of Omaha, NE; one brother, Harold Johnson of Bedford, IN; one sister, Donna Sue Johnson of Seymour, IN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Sharon Rose Johnson, and two brothers, Wayne and Gerald Johnson.

He worked as a die setter at GM Powertrain and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the United Auto Workers, Bedford Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Country Christian Church.

Services for Dale Johnson will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Barry Don "Buck" Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Stottman – Phillip Stottman of Bedford, IN, (Bartlettsville community) died Friday in a fire at his residence. Born on April 2, 1934, in Shepherdsville, KY, he was the son of Joseph and Virginia Stottman.

Surviving are two brothers, Joseph D. Stottman of Shepherdsville, KY, and Harold Robert Stottman of North Carolina; and one step-sister, Nancy Martin of Heltonville, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Stottman; his step-father, Ezra Eads; and two brothers, Eugene and Wallace Stottman. His mother, Virginia F. Eads also perished in the fire at the residence.

Services for Phillip Stottman will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 7th, at Old Chapel Hill Church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.

06/03/99

Baker – Asher Baker of Bedford, IN, formerly of Jackson County, IN, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on June 19, 1913, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Samuel J. and Nancy J. (Howell) Baker. He married Virginia Clark on January 21, 1935, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia Rose of Livingston, TX, and Gretchen Loman of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Flotilla Flinn of Cortland, IN; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Marshall, Ernest, Harley, and Wilbur Baker; and four sisters: Rhoda Lane, Mary Robbins, Trella Maples, and Wilma Rice.

He was a farmer in Lawrence County.

Services for Asher Baker will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Rick Puckett officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

French – Hazel L. French of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on June 30, 1913, in Dubois County, IN, she was the daughter of James E. and Nancy Ann (Zeaks) Farris. She first married Paul George, who was killed in World War II. She married Archie French on June 21, 1957, and he died January 21, 1979.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Belle Thompson, Catherine Gratzer, and two in infancy; and two brothers, Earl and Homer William Farris.

She was a homemaker and of Protestant faith.

Services for Hazel French will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time on Saturday at the mortuary.

Nolan – Hazel Nolan of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on September 25, 1907, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Horace and Nancy (Orr) Hopper. She married Floyd W. Nolan on April 7, 1928, and he died in 1970.

Surviving are two sons, Donald L. and Robert A. Nolan, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Patsy Wellman of Bedford, IN- thirteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Bonnie Jean Burton, one brother and three sisters.

She had worked at Reliance Manufacturing Co, and Jay C Food Store in Mitchell and was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Services for Hazel Nolan will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 7th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Howard Wardrip officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the mortuary.

Rife – David Rife of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on January 14, 1939, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Cecil and Della (Eads) Rife. He married Wilma Scott on July 10, 1957, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Shelley Elaine Rife, at home; two brothers, Cecil Boyd Rife and Charles Rife, both of Bloomington, IN; five sisters: Marilyn Martin and Lois Hillenburg, both of Bedford, IN, Sheila Hogan of Missouri, Sylvia Carol Cain and Brenda Eads, both of Bloomington, IN; two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, David Scott Rife, and one sister, Betty Petty.

He was a state highway foreman for twenty-seven years and was a member of the Heltonville Christian Church.

Services for David Rife will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jimmy Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ryan – Robert T. Ryan of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on September 11, 1929, in Richmond, IN, he was the son of Albert and Esther (Scherpman) Ryan.

Surviving are two sons, Walter Alan Ryan of Greenwood, IN, and Robert Tracy Ryan of Indianapolis; two daughters, Vicki Lyn Sowders of Bedford, IN, and Robin N. Ryan of Indianapolis; one sister, Betty Wallace of Richmond, IN; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers and sisters.

A Korean War Army veteran, he served as a military policeman and was a laborer in heating and cooling. He was a member of the Oolitic Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No 1686 and the Ramsey Ridge Pentecostal Church.

Services for Robert Ryan will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5th, at the Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

06/02/99

Flora – Avis E. Flora of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on May 31, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of David and Maude (Bobbitt) Edwards. She married Herman Cleo Flora on April 5, 1930, and he died November 12, 1995.

Surviving are two sons, James Flora of Mitchell, IN, and Joe Flora of Scipio, IN; two daughters, Trilbia Middleton of Mitchell, IN, and Judy Chappell of Vevay, IN; three brothers, Bob Edwards of Orleans, IN, Emory Edwards of Bedford, IN, and Richard Edwards of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Mary Summers of Bedford, IN, and Bonnie Conley of Mitchell, IN; twelve grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She had worked at Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Royal Neighbors Club of Mitchell.

Services for Avis Flora will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5th, at the Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Marge Braden and Charles Dayadharum officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the mortuary.

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