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Obituaries 1999 – 07 (July)

07/31/99 Atchison – Juanita Atchison of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 8, 1926, in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Marion McAlpine and Anna Denton. She was raised in the home of Reed and Ada McAlpine. She married James F. "Bud" Atchison on January 11, 1947, and he died March 28, 1985. Surviving are one daughter, Dianne Roberts of Oolitic, IN; two sisters, Wilma Sorrells of Brownstown, IN, and June Cox of Owensboro, KY; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southland Church of Christ. Services for Juanita Atchison will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 4th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens Chapel with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day and Carter Mortuary. Baker – A. Wayne Baker of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 10, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William A. and Ruby I. (Hackler) Baker. She married Jean Craig on October 18, 1947, and she survives. Also surviving are one sister, Pearl Stiles of Bedford, IN; two uncles, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Terry in 1994. He was retired from General Motors. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church. Services for Wayne Baker will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Bergdoll – Orpha T. Bergdoll of Medora, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 24, 1904, in Grant County, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Susan Savannah (Martin) Wesler. She married John E. Bergdoll on June 10 1922, in Point Isabel, and he died on February 19, 1986. Surviving are two sons, John Franklin Bergdoll of Greenwood, IN, and James Richard Bergdoll of Medora, IN; one daughter, Mary Lu Hanson of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, five sisters, and two granddaughters. She had been a farmer in Lawrence and Jackson Counties. A charter member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville, she was also a member of the Indiana State Poultry Association and the National Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Franklin College Founders Circle, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and House to House Club. Services for Orpha Bergdoll will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 5th, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville with the Rev. Jack Belk and Larry Mallet officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society. Flinn – Merlin "Bud" Flinn of Tunnelton, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 12, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harley and Bertha (Speer) Flinn. Surviving are two nieces, Mary Rose Guthrie of Medora, IN, and Imogene Guthrie of Bedford, IN; three great-nephews, two great-great-nephews, and one great-great-niece. He was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Guthrie. He was retired from Diamond Chain in Indianapolis and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Cedar Masonic Lodge 161in Leesville. Services for Merlin Flinn will be at 10:00 .m. Monday, August 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Owens – Vernia G. Owens of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 23, 1915, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Mark and Goldie (Holmes) Giles. She married Thomas M. Owens on July 7, 1940, and he died September r14, 1980. Surviving are one son, James P. Owens of Bloomington, IN; two grandsons; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Paul Giles. She had worked in the medical records area at the Edgewood Clinic of the Bedford Regional Medical Center, at Dunn Memorial Hospital, and at the Indiana University Student Health Center. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 67 years. Services for Vernia Owens will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Russell – Danny E. "Bud" Russell of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.. Born on May 19, 1934, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Danny and Hazel (Perkins) Russell. He married Mona Lois Cazee on May 31, 1957, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Billy Joe Russell of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Julie Russell Turner of Bedford, IN, and Rhonda Russell Brock of Orleans, IN; one brother, David Russell; five sisters: Delores "Peggy" Henderson of Heltonville, IN, Carolyn Mitchell of Greenwood, IN, Robin Hanners of Brownstown, IN, Jane Hopkins of London, KY, and Mary Head of Center Point, IN; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gary Lee; one sister, Margaret; and one granddaughter, Brandi Mae Russell. He was a heavy equipment operator with Oolitic Ground Limestone and Fred Beyers Contracting. He retired in 1991. He was of Protestant faith. Services for Danny Russell will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Reno Bates officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and on Wednesday until the service time at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 07/30/90 Brown – Doris E. Brown of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 28, 1937, in Laurel County, KY, she was the daughter of Jeff and Daisy (Minton) Smith. She married Edmund "Rocky" Brown, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mitzi Denney of Bedford, IN; one son, Jeffrey Brown of Leesville, IN; six sisters: Foist Roney and Lorene Romine, both of Seymour, IN, Lois Cain of Dearborn, MI; and Jean Anderson, Lena Brewer, and Edith Boling, all of Leesville, IN; one brother, Festus Smith of Clear Springs, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one infant sister, Pauline Smith. She had worked at DURA Automotive Manufacturing in Brownstown for the past twenty years. She was a 1955 graduate of Clear Springs High School and was a member of the Interdenominational Christian Mission in Medora. Services for Doris Brown will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Brewer officiating. Burial will in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 07/28/99 Hall – Charlotte Hall of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on May 4, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James Henry and Mary Jane (Hearth) Hicks. She married Ezra Russell Hall on May 15, 1928, and he died August 27, 1984. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Lavonne Bailey and Gayle Laverne Mann, both of Mitchell, IN; three sisters, Alma Marcum of Florida, Betty Jean Saferight and Martha Hooten, both of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was 0preceded in death by six sisters: Frances Hoggatt, Catherine Miller Chapman, Delista Duncan, Verna Stewart, Ida Mae Chastain, and one in infancy; and four brothers, Lloyd and Stanley Hicks and two in infancy. A graduate of Houston High School in Jackson County, she was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Christian Church. Services for Charlotte Hall will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 30th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. 07/26/99 Martin – Nellie Marie Martin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on June 8, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Alec and Emma (Day) Luttrell. She married Leenon Martin on June 16, 1923, and he died March 24, 1972. Surviving are one son, Leonard "Lee" Martin of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Mary Jane Tuttle of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jennings Luttrell; one daughter, Betty Louis Martin; and one son, Thomas Eugene Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Services for Nellie Martin will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/25/99 Chapman – Leland F. Chapman of Williams, IN, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at his residence. Born on October 28, 1906, he was the son of Lee Martin and Lettie (Atchison) Chapman. He married Maude Marie Mitchell on May 8, 1937, and she died June 29, 1993. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Carolyn Johnson of Williams, IN; two sisters, Ivy Tincher of Mitchell, IN, and Nellie Bryant of Bedford, IN; three grandhiclren, and four great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and one grandchild. He had worked at Carl Furst Stone Mill and Heltonville Limestone. Services for Leland Chapman will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Leroy Inman officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. McPike – William C. "Bill" McPike of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at the Community South Hospital in Greenwood. Born on May 5, 1920, he was the son of William W. and Clarice Glen (Bridwell) McPike. Surviving are three nephews, Johnny, Danny and Larry McPike, all of Bedford, IN; long-time caregiver, Linda McPike of Bedford, IN; and five great-nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth B. McPike in 1991. He retired from Central Foundry (General Motors) and was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 826 and the Indiana University Alumni Association. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Services for William McPike will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/24/99 Hall – Phillip Dean Hall of Bedford, IN, formerly of Bonita Springs, FL, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 22, 1947, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Wilbur J. and Virginia (Nugent) Hall. Surviving are four daughters: Ginger Dee Fields and Frankie Renae Johnson, both of Bedford, IN, Stacey Lynn Green of Virginia Beach, VA, and Ashley Ann Hall of Fort Myers, FL; two step-daughters, Stephanie Dawn Chastain of Mitchell, IN, and Bea Brumfield of Champaign, IL; his mother, Virginia R. White of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sandra Taylor of Mitchell, IN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. An Army veteran, he had been employed by Naples Concrete in Naples, FL. He was of Baptist faith. Services for Phillip Hall will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery, with military graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post 250 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the Chastain Funeral Home. 07/23/99 Anderson – Ayla Dawn Anderson, 11-month-old daughter of Bruce and Brooke (Fields) Anderson of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at Riley Hospital for children in Indianapolis. She was born August 13, 1998, in Bedford, IN. Surviving with the parents are one sister, Sabrina Carron of Bedford, IN; one half-sister, Jessica Anderson of Salem, IN; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Fields of Bedford, IN; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hope Baker of Bedford, IN; her step-father, Steve Savoy of Bedford, IN; the maternal great-grandfather, William D. Fields of Bedford, IN; the maternal great-grandmother, Juanita Johnson of Bedford, IN. There will be a private graveside service for Ayla Anderson at Green Hill Cemetery with John R. Buttz officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/22/99 Armstrong – Patricia Faye Armstrong of Bedford, IN, formerly of Glenwwod, IL, died Thursday at the Hospitality House. Born on August 28, 1931, in Chicago Heights, IL, she was the daughter of Walter and Bernice (Tafalski) Peddycord. Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia L. Zajac of Bedford, IN, and Deborah Remick of Aptos, CA; one son, Ervin W. Armstrong of New Mexico; two brothers, Bill Peddycord and Richard Peddycord, both of Chicago Heights, IL; three sisters, Betty Molyneaux of Chicago Heights, IL; Brenda Haney of Arizona, and Bonnie Escoe of Steger, IL; four grandchildren, and and great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kathy Ann Armstrong; and two brothers, Roy Peddycord and Robert Peddycord. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Services for Patricia Armstrong will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Illinois at a later date. Friends may call from noon until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Terry – Chester Earl Terry of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, and the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 4, 1912, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Harry L. and Ethel L. (Batchelor) Terry. He married Dorothy Jane Walker and Kathleen Walker Mayfield, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Bessie Watson on June 21, 1990, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald Wesley Terry of Noblesville, IN, and Larry C. Terry of Indianapolis. two step-daughters, Martha Allen of Guthrie, IN, and Wanda Porter of Chattanooga, TN; two brothers, Roy Vertis Terry of Corpus Christi, TX, and Glen Terry of El Paso, TX; three sisters, Mildred Irene Hawk and Maxine Wood, both of Mitchell, IN; and Virginia Cochran of Fort Worth, TX; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Lester Terry. He worked at Inland Container Corporation, retiring after 45 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Mitchell Senior Citizens, and was a 1933 graduate of Mitchell High School. Services for Chester Terry will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Wardrip officiating. The graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Washington Park North Cemetery in Indianapolis. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home. Tobias – Ida Mae Tobias of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 22, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 3, 1920, in Jeffersonville, IN, she was the daughter of Edwin and Ruth (Oliver) Piper. She married Herbert Tobias, and he did in 1989. Surviving are one brother, William D. Piper of Greenwood, IN; one sister, Susan E. Kopp of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Thomas Tobias of Washington, D.C., and William Tobias of Morton Grove, IL; two step-daughters, Joan Brantner of Garden Grove, CA, and Judy Magner of Denver, CO; several step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Alice Brassfield; one brother, John Piper; and one half brother, James Piper. She was a founding member of the Calvary Lutheran Church and a member of the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Services for Ida Tobias will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 27th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. 7/21/99 Patton – Lennie M. Patton of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 5, 1908, in Bath County, KY, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Nannie (McCarty) Norris. She married Scott Owen Patton Sr. on April 15, 1933, and he died in May 1960. Surviving are one son, Scott Owen Patton Jr. of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Charlotte Pichler of Fishers, IN; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sister, Hannah Mae Williams and Esther Goldie; and two brothers, Ethbert and Leonard Norris. She had worked at Marhoefer Packing Company in Muncie, IN, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Services for Lennie Patton will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24th, at the Parson Mortuary Mortuary in Muncie with the Rev. John Garrett officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory in Muncie. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Saturday at the Parson Mortuary in Muncie. 07/19/99 Duvall – James Eugene Duvall of Bedford, IN, formerly of Noblesville, IN, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Richard L. Roudebush Veteran Administration Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on September 3, 1926, in Morganfield, KY, he was the son of John William and Pearl (McBride) Duvall. He married Virginia Maxine Coulter on October 1, 1949, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, James Vincent Duvall of Mooresville, IN; one daughter, Jamie Maria Banks of Bedford, IN; two brothers, William Francis Duvall of Arcadia, IN, and Joseph Everett Duvall of Noblesville, IN; three sisters, Sister Margaret Pearl Duvall of Boston, MA, Martha "Jean" Coulter of Bedford, IN, and Georgiana Duvall of Noblesville, IN; one grandchild and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Romual, Arnold, and Austin Duvall; and two sisters, Loretta Keaster and Rebecca Duvall. He was a self-employed construction worker, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services for James Duvall will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 23rd, at the St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Rev. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Noblesville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Skinner – Robert Skinner of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 19, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 10, 1924, in Broken Bow, NE, he was the son of Neal and Gladys Bodenstadt Skinner. He married Evalou Johnson on August 9, 1947, and she died October 6, 1989. He married Elizabeth "Lib" Peterson in February, 1991, and she survives. Also surviving are are one son, Brian Skinner of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Catherine Martin of Indianapolis; his mother, Gladys Pfeffer; and three grandchildren. A retired attorney, he served as prosecutor from 1953-66, was the first judge of the Lawrence Superior Court, and later owned the Lawrence County Abstract Co. During the administrations of Govs. Otis Bowen and Robert Orr, he worked in the General Assembly and became director of the Indiana Employment Security Division and later head of the Alcoholic Beverage Commission. A graduate of Indiana University, he earned a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in France and Japan, and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 as well as a life member of the Bedford Elks Lodge. There will be graveside services for Robert Skinner at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21st, at Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. An Elks memorial service will be conducted at the graveside by members of the Bedford Elks Lodge. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the capital fund of the First United Methodist Church. 07/18/99 Mitchell – B. Berniece Mitchell of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her residence. Born on January 4, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Noble and Margaret (Crawford) Sears. She married L. Carl Mitchell in 1935, and he survives. Also surviving are two sisters, Juanita Collier of Bedford, IN, and Dorothy Eggers of Trafalgar, IN; one daughter-in-law, Diana Mitchell; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Gale Mitchell; three sisters, Margaret Vierth, Marie Fortune, and Jeanette Brown; and five brothers, Wayne, Ambrose, Leslie, Kenneth, and Robert Sears. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of Old Union Christian Church. There will be private services for Berniece Mitchell Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Homer, IL. There will be no visitation at the mortuary. Sallee – James W. Sallee of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at his residence. Born on April 8, 1923, in Brighton, CO, he was the son of William Henry and Alice Mae (Pruitt) Sallee. He married Magdaline M. Brown on June 8, 1946, and she died December 8, 1995. Surviving are one daughter, Sally Begarly of Bloomington, IN; two sons, Larry Sallee of Mitchell, IN, and William Sallee of Orleans, IN; eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilfred Allen, Ernie Barksdale, and Homer Sallee; and two sisters, Mabel Rogers and Lelah Allen. He retired from U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and from Interstate Commerce Commission as a courier. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 244th Tank Division and received the Victory Medal, Kake Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ, the Cecil Martin American Legion Post No. 250, and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Services for James Sallee will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 21st, at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Bro. Paul Denny and the Rev. Wayne Begarly officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, Mitchell. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. 07/15/99 Sears – Leslie A. Sears of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at the Hospitality House. Born on July 20, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Leslie A. and Anna (Curts) Sears Sr. Surviving are a companion, Patti Henderson of Bedford, IN; one brother, David A. Sears of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Betty Ritchie and Clara Noel, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ronnie Sears; and one sister, Jona Sears. He was a retired custodian at Fayetteville Elementary School and a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 440. There will be a graveside services for Leslie Sears at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 17th, at Old Union Cemetery. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Wilcoxen – Olive D. Wilcoxen of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 15, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 27, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Hovey Jackson and Lula Mae (Baker) Kern. She married Gerald D. Wilcoxen on February 13, 1953, and he died June 18, 1986. Surviving are three sons: Jerry Wilcoxen of Bloomington, IN, Arthur and John Wilcoxen, both of Bedford, IN; one step-son, George Wilcoxen of Colorado; two daughters, Mary Canada of Mitchell, IN, and Paulette Flynn of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Mary Alice Stevens and Mabel Mitchell, both of Bedford, IN; three brothers, Frank Kern of Williams, IN, Merle Kern of Versailles, IN, and Herschel Kern of Mitchell, IN; thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Pauline Brown; and four brothers, Wendell, Tommy, Von, and Glen Kern. She had worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital for thirty years and was a member of the New Union Christian Church. Services for Olive Wilcoxen will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 07/12/99 Browning – Charles W. Browning of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 12, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on April 13, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles F. and Goldie A. (Boofer) Browning. Surviving area companion, Pauline Chambers Whipker of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Judy Walker of Indianapolis; two step-sons, Richard Whipker of Colorado, and James Whipker of Nashville, IN; three brothers: Don W. Browning of Safety Harbor, FL, Jack D Browning of East Oolitic, IN, and Tyrone F. Browning of Solsberry, IN; four sisters: Rebecca Davis of Jonesville, IN, Connie Crane of Oolitic, IN, Clydia Rigsby of Pikeville, TN, and Ruth Evelyn Parish of Tuscumia, AL; eight step-grandchildren, and eighteen step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Tommy, Paul D. and Roger L. Browning; and two sisters, Florence Parish and Helen Browning. A veteran of the Army and Navy, he was a retired millwright. He was a member of the Jonesville Lodge No. 216 F&AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the Millwright Local No. 1775, Columbus. The body will be cremated. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no service or visitation at the mortuary. 07/11/99 Blackburn – Alice Blackburn of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 29, 1919, in Dugger, IN, she was the daughter of Bill and Stella (Blake) Thompson. She married Gordon K. Blackburn on May 19, 1938, and he died January 2, 1974. Surviving are two sons, Ronnie Blackburn of Heltonville, IN, and Larry Blackburn of Bedford, IN; five daughters: Marilyn Peters and Stella Trowbridge, both of Oolitic, IN, Sue Goins and Brenda Gross, both of Bedford, IN, and Betty Sanders of Leesville, IN; two sisters, Geraldine McGowen and Pearl Galloway, both of Mooresville, IN; twenty-three grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert Thompson; and two sisters, Clara Kern and one in infancy. She was a homemaker and was of Protestant faith. Services for Alice Blackburn will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. The place of burial is pending. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Blackwell – Donald E. Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 24, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Johnie and Thelma (Trowbridge) Blackwell. He married Norma Southern on December 11, 1954, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Sherry Blackwell of Mitchell, IN; four sons, Rick, Ronald, Russell, and Robbie Blackwell, all of Mitchell, IN; one brother, William Dale Blackwell of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Barbara Kern of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. An Army veteran, he retired from General Motors Powertrain and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 440. He attended the Valley Mission Church. Services for Donald Blackwell will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. J.D. Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Inman – William Isaac Inman of Bedford, IN, formerly of Bargersville, IN, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 1, 1904, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Emma (Empson) Inman. He married Elsie Rainey and she preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons: Glen Inman of Bedford, IN, David Inman of California, and Dennis Inman of Indianapolis; seven daughters: Dorothy Holt of Vincennes, IN, Louis Knight, Mary Lecroy, and Jane Caveny, all of Indianapolis, Neva Myrtle of Kansas, Virginia Doty of Wisconsin, and Lovetta Kelsay of Franklin, IN; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and ten great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Carl and Paul H. Inman. He was a farmer and a former employee at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of the Heltonville Christian Church. Services for William Inman will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with James Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Mausoleum in Greenwood, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Kirkman – Lois Kirkman of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at her residence. Born on December 5, 1925, in Avoca, IN, she was the daughter of Laurel and Maggie (Holmes) Houpt. She married Robert F. Kirkman on April 4, 1942, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Peggy Hasker of Upper Marlboro, MD, and Polly Terry of Freeport, FL; two sisters, Eva Krulo of Avoca, IN, and Betty Stevenson of Springville, IN; and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lloyd Houpt; and one sister, June Zehr. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Services for Louis Kirkman will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14th, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with the Revs. Raymond Bunn and Phil Whigham officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Daycare Ministry. 07/10/99 Burton – Vera N. Burton of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her residence. Born on July 26, 1927, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Asa and Gladys (Duncan) Nolan. She married Robert J. "Teke" Burton on October 30, 1950, and he died July 10, 1995. Surviving are two sons, Christopher Burton of Mitchell, IN, and Richard Burton of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Barbara Mann of Mitchell, IN; one sister-in-law, Jackie Nolan of Mitchell, IN; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sister, Catherine Young and Betty Murphy; and one brother, Kenneth Nolan. A 1945 graduate of Mitchell High School, she was a retired owner of the Burton Store in Mitchell. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ and the Phi Beta Psi sorority. Services for Vera Burton will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 15th, at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Bros. Allen Burris, Paul Denny and Marc Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in care of the Chastain Funeral Home. Gyger – Norma Jean Gyger of Indianapolis, formerly of Washington, D.C., died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on August 6, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ambrose K. and Lillian (Walls) Gyger Leahy. Surviving are two sisters, Laura Hopkins of Arcadia, IN, and Rose "Toni" Hopson of Murray, KY; one brother, A.K. Gyger of Lebanon, IN; three nephews, two great-nieces, and three great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Eileen Branaman; one brother, Richard Gyger; and one nephew. A 1949 graduate of Shawswick High School, she was retired from the United States Defense Intelligence with thirty years of service. She was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church in Lawrence County. Services for Norma Gyger will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 13th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in the Erie Church Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 07/09/99 Lamb – Fay Fields Lamb of Franklin, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at the Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Born on March 15, 1927, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Wayne and Clonie Rollins Fields. She married Paul Lamb, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Peggy Baumann of Plainfield, IN; one son, Larry Lamb of Franklin, IN; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, May Harrell. She retired from Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1970 and was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford and the Franklin Church of Christ. Services for Fay Lamb will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 12th, at the Central Church of Chirst in Bedford with Mark Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and one before the service time Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Springmill Bible Company and the Central Church of Christ. Shirley – Dorothy Tyree Shirley of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at the Bedford Medical Center. Born on January 7, 1924, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Edward F. and Iona F. (Quackenbush) Tyree. She married William E. Shirley, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, William T. Shirley of Bedford, IN; one sister, Harriet Harman of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, and one nephew. She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Evelyn. For several years she was the head bookkeeper for the Citizens National Bank and had worked for school superintendent Howard Gee. She was former president and a life member of Omega Nu Tau sorority and former secretary and vice-chairman of the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ. Services for Dorothy Shirley will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13th, at the Day and Carter Mortuary with Bro. Steven Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/08/99 Young – Mary Kay Young of Evansville, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, and Owensboro, KY, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at the Newburgh Health Care Center in Newburgh. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Born on February 18, 1921, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Lawrence C. and Bessie M. (Skeen) Thorne, St. She married James L. Young on April 20, 1941, and he died February 21, 1967. Surviving are one daughter,Tamara Foreman of Evansville, IN; one brother, Thomas Thorne of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Barbara Manalan of Indianapolis and Evalyn Bolander of Bedford, IN; and one grandson. She was preceded in death by one brother, L.C. Thorne, and one sister, Betty Jean Carter. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Owensboro, KY. Services for Mary Young will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Philip Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/07/99 Hyde – Mildred Hyde of Columbus, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, July 7, 1999, at the Four Seasons Nursing Home in Columbus. Born on August 23, 1908, in Barron, WI, she was the daughter of John and Mabel C. (Luther) McFarlane. She married H. Gordon Hyde on June 6, 1939, and he died February 16, 1994. Surviving are one son, Lynn S. Hyde of Springville, IN; one brother, Don J. McFarlane of Glendale, CA; four grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Collins, and one brother, Robert McFarlane. A graduate of Whittier College of California, she was a retired teacher, a past president of the Indiana Baptist Women's Association.and a member of the American Association of Retired Person. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bedford . Services for Mildred Hyde will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 12th, at the First Baptist Church with Lisa Deckert officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12:30 p.m. until the service time Monday at the First Baptist Church. 07/06/99 Johnson – Olive Louise Johnson of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at the Hospitality House in Bloomington, IN. Born on May 15, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ben and Hazel (Chaney) Shelton. She married Lloyd O. Johnson on August 30, 1952, and he died October 13, 1984. Surviving are one son, Wyan Dru Johnson of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Wendy Deann Shimmin of New Orleans, LA; four sisters: Regina Chase and Wanda Martin, both of Lawrence County, IN, Ilene Chapman of Monticello, IN, and Geneva Shelton of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, James Shelton of Old Town, FL, and Orville Shelton of North Carolina; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Tarrants and one in infancy; and one brother, Gerald Shelton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Services for Louise Johnson will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Bass Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Woods – Robert D. Woods of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at the University of Louisville Hospital as the result of a boating accident accident near Medora, IN, on Monday. Born on October 29, 1940, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Harlin and Orpha (Soverns) Woods. He married Kathy Deckard on June 25, 1963, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Glen and Robert "Bubba" Woods, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Heather Woods of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ross Woods of Medora, IN; one sister, Velma Fisher of Ohio; six grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. He had been employed as a mechanic at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane for 32 years and was a volunteer fireman with the Shawswick Township for more than 20 years. He attended the Church of the Nazarene in Brownstown. Services for Robert Woods will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Robert Donham officiating. Burial will follow in White River Valley Cemetery in Medora. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/05/99 Melvin – Jesse Melvin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 5, 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Archie and Delia (Goldsby) Melvin. Surviving are two brothers, William Melvin of Bedford, IN, and George Andrew Melvin of Union City, IN; and one sister, Evelyn Snowden of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Loyd and Archie Emery Melvin in infancy; and five sisters, Josie Miller, Catherine Mullinax, and three in infancy, Betty, Frances, and Louise Melvin. He was a retired laborer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, General Motors Powertrain, and the Indiana State Highway Department. He was a long-time member of the Salvation Army. Services for Jesse Melvin will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Major David Higgins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Terrell – Barney Terrell of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, July 5, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 14, 1916, in Willisburg, KY, he was the son of Clarence and Effie (Terrell) Terrell. He married Frances Evelyn Moore on July 28, 1934, and she survives. Also surviving are five daughters: Yvonne Combs of Bedford, IN, Marilyn Durham of Burdine, KY, Peggy Bishop and Carrol Clem, both of Orleans, IN, and Ella Sagmeister of Birmingham, AL; six sons: Aldine Terrell of Bloomington, IN, Bill Terrell of Mitchell, IN, Eugene Terrell of Tunnelton, IN, Barney J. Terrell of Springville, IN, Larry Terrell of Norman, IN, and Ronnie Terrell of Orleans, IN; two sisters, Dorothy Davis of Chaplin, KY, and Nancy Elaine Chastain of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Hubert Terrell of Mitchell, IN; forty-four grandchildren, and forty-five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, R.C. and J.B. Terrell, and two sisters, Lucy and Dalf Terrell. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Church of God. Services for Barney Terrell will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 7th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Claude Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. 07/03/99 McClintock – James R. McClintock of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at the Westview Nursing Home. Born on June 21, 1922, in Corsicana, TX, he was the son of Walter and Fannie (Able) McClintock. He married Freed (Elliott) Anderson, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Beverly Hollon of Kansas, Deratha Smith of Mitchell, IN, and Agath Kay Sipes of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Cindy McBride of Nebraska; one step-son, Larry Anderson of Illinois; one sister, Wanda Starr of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Connie Lynd; two brothers, Harvey McClintock, and Pete McClintock; two sisters, Audrey Inman and Ruby Roberts; and one granddaughter. He was retired from Crane and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. Services for James McClintock will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. John Turpin officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the services time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/02/99 Covey – Morris D. Covey Sr. of Kokomo, IN, died Friday, July 2, 1999, at the Howard Community Hospital in Kokomo. Born on November 8, 1929, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Elmer and Chloe (Luallen) Covey. He married Lena L. Hollars and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Morris D. Covey, R. of Kokomo, IN; two daughters, Connie Burgess of North Manchester, IN, and Lana Smith of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Rosetta Baxter. He retired in 1987 as superintendent of the Kokomo Casting Plant. He was a member of the Calvary Temple Church in Kokomo. Services for Morris Covey will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Glenn Rich officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery, Avoca. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. 07/01/99 Parsley – Kristen Dawn Parsley of Springville, IN, died Thursday, July 1, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born on December 11, 1986, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Kevin and June (Baxter) Parsley. Surviving with her parents or Springville are three brothers, Justin, Dustin and Nicholas Parsley, all at home; two sisters, Katie Parsley Baker of Avoca, IN, and Korisha Parsley at home; paternal grandparents, Edward and Maxine Parsley of Owensburg, IN; maternal grandmother, Leoda Baxter of Ellettsville, IN; paternal great-grandmother, Helen Craig of Owensburg, IN; two nieces and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one sister, Kala Joann Parsley, and her maternal grandfather, William Baxter. A 1999 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and the Indiana Cosmetology Academy, she was a hair stylist at Master Cuts in Bloomington. She was a member of the Crossroads Community Church. Services for Kristen Parsley will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 5th, at the Crossroads Community Church with the Revs. Ken Ransom and Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.


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