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Obituaries 1999 – 09 (September)

09/30/99 Wood – Harold Z. Wood, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 30, 1999, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford. Born on May 28, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Robert and Edna M. (Clouse) Wood, Sr. He married Lela Chastain on February 16, 1940, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Ronald Wood of Detroit, MI; one daughter, Brenda Dorsett of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Chester and Robert Wood, Jr., both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Betty Speck of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Lowell, and Glenn Wood; one sister, Mildred Baker; and one grandchild. He was a retired truck driver, having worked for Hall Brothers in Orleans and Jefferson Trucking in Shoals. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ, Senior Citizens, Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, and served on the board of Hoosier Uplands. Services for Harold Wood will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 3rd, at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Bro. Allen Burris 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. Saturday, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Haverly Mortuary, and from 1 pm. until the service time Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Church of Christ. 09/29/99 Underwood – Cleo Underwood of Coldwater, MI, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 29, 1999, at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Coldwater. Born on May 31, 1915, in Shawnee Town, MO, she was the daughter of William and Mary Holt. She married the Rev. Ralph Underwood on November 4, 1932, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Fayretta McPheron of Taylor, MI; two sons, The Rev. Fred Underwood of Bedford, IN, and the Rev. Ralph Underwood of Coldwater, MI; one sister, Alma Ragsdale of Bedford, IN; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe Underwood, and several brothers and sisters. She was an evangelist and a minister of the United Pentecostal Church for sixty years. Services for Cleo Underwood will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. W.T. Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/28/99 Cummings – Nina Cummings of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 28, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 9, 1924, in Pulaski County, KY, she was the daughter of McKinley and Ida (Jones) New. She married Leon Cummings on February 2, 1946, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Alice Faye Herr of Naples, FL, and Debra Sue Baker of Bedford, IN; one son, Barry Lee Cummings of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Maggie Cramer of Homestead, FL, and Ann (last name unknown) of Panama City, FL; one brother, Hulan New of Indianapolis; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Leon Cummings in infancy; and one sister, Alma Wallace. She retired after fifteen years as a secretary for Texaco Oil Co. and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Services for Nina Cummings will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Phil Hortop and Jerry Amstutz officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/27/99 Bennett – Carolyn Sue Bennett of Mitchell, IN,died Monday, September 27, 1999, at her residence. Born on July 29, 1950, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Victor Eugene and Edith Mildred (Green) Foster. She married Larry D. Bennett on March 31, 1972, and he survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Deanna Renee, Cheryl Diane, and Amber Leann Bennett, all of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Larry Foster of Bedford, IN, and Gerald Foster of Shoals, IN; three sisters, Sharon Benefiel of Indianapolis, Vivian Walsh of Ontario, Canada, and Gilda Snow of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Mike and Don Foster, and an infant sister. She had been a secretary at Sarkes-Tarzian and Indiana University. After eighteen years she retired from her own licensed day care. She was a graduate of Bedford High School and Spencerian College. She was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church and participated in the Bedford Camp Auxiliary of the Gideons International and Gideon Auxiliary Jail Ministry. Services for Carolyn Bennett will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30th, at the Woodville Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Hamer and Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home, and from 2:30 p.m. until the service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International. 09/25/99 Deckard – Marillea S. Deckard of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 1, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James W. and Edna D. (Corbin) Britt. She married Raymond E. Deckard on June 27, 1964, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Valerie Deckard of Bloomington, IN; one son, James R. Deckard of Bedford, IN; and one granddaughter. She was the last of her family. She was a homemaker and a member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. Services for Marilea Deckard will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. J.D. Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/24/99 Pershing – Catherine Pershing of Columbus, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 24, 1999, at the Columbus Convalescent Center. Born on October 12, 1913, in Madison County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas and Daisy (Jackson) Mudd. She married William Pershing, and he died in 1975. Surviving are three sons: Charles Pershing of Bloomington, IN, Cary Pershing of Phoenix, AZ, and John Pershing of Texas; one daughter, Pam Becherer of Beaver, PA; two brother, Charles Mudd and Noland Mudd of Anderson, IN; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. She was a homemaker and a former member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. Services for Catherine Pershing will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Friends may call one hour before the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/22/99 Fields – Violet Fields of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 22, 1999, at the Bloomington Convalescent Center. Born on September 25, 1907, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Strausser) Boswell. She married James M. Fields, and he died in 1962. Surviving is one daughter, Nancy Moss of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Ada Thompson and June Fiscus; and three brothers: Curtis, Lee, and Harry Boswell. She retired from Indiana Bell Telephone in 1969 after 43 years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Priscilla Club, First Christian Church, Ludeans, Martha Esther Circle, and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 129. Services for Violet Fields will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Bedford. 09/19/99 Ellis – Geneva C. Bell Ellis of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on July 10, 1921, in Elizabethtown, KY, she was the daughter of Irvin B. and Lorene (Starver) Blanton. She first married Paul Bell and he died in 1974. She married Ed Ellis, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons: Jerry Bell of Paoli, IN, Larry and Gary Bell, both of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Carolyn Sue Bundy and Helen Marie Sharpe, both of Mitchell, IN; sixteen grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and eighteen step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Bell in 1970, two brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter. She retired from General Motors Powertrain (Central Foundry) in 1978 and attended the First Church of Nazarene in Mitchell. Services for Geneva Ellis will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22nd, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the mortuary. Smith – Joy Helen Smith of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 19, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 24, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Walter and Iva Mae (Quackenbush) Wagner. She married John Edwin Smith in 1944, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Dr. Jerry Edwin Smith of Pittsburgh, PA; one daughter, Brenda Smith Kunzler of Atlanta, GA; three brothers: Walter Ray, Robert "Bob" and Gilbert Wagner, all of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She was a retired music and art teach with the Lawrence County schools. She received a bachelor's degree in music and supervisory from Indiana University. She taught school in Huron, Williams, Fayetteville, and Seymour. Services for Joy Smith will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/18/99 Pridemore – Winfred Pridemore of Williams, IN, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at his residence. Born on September 16, 1938, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Kirzie Hobart and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore. He married Janet Fountain on September 23, 1961, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Tresa Turpin of Mitchell, IN; seven brothers: Wayne Pridemore of Norman, IN, Kenneth Pridemore of Camby, IN, Marvin Pridemore of Green Castle, IN, Michael Pridemore of Georgia, Roy Pridemore of Indianapolis, Charles Pridemore of Greensburg, IN, and Stanley Pridemore of Mooresville, IN; five sisters: Eva Garrison, Mary Jane Pace, and Helen Ackerman, all of Mitchell, IN, Lois Johnson of SanDiego, CA, and Cathlene Caceres of Chicago, IL; one grandson, three step-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Leon, Henry, Ronald, James, Harold, and Clarence Pridemore; and two sisters: Carolyn Anderson and Juanita Pridemore. He was an Air Force veteran, stationed in Japan, and was a mechanical technician, retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of New Union Christian Church. Services for Winfred Pridemore will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Sallee – The Rev. Frank "Doc" Sallee of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at his residence. Born on November 6, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Frank I. and Mabel (Kimbley) Sallee. He married Barbara "Bobbie" Faris, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Frank R. Sallee of Bedford, IN, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Allen; and three brothers: Stanley, Clifford, and Arthur Sallee. He was an ordained American Baptist minister. He pastored churches at Henderson Creek, Williams, Peerless, Liberty Baptist, White River, First Baptist-Mitchell, Mount Horeb, Linton, Orleans, Indiana Prairie, and Followers of Christ in Sullivan County, New Whiteland in Johnson County, and was pastor emeritus at Woodville Baptist Church. He was a 1933 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a member of the Woodville Baptist Church. Services for the Rev. Frank Sallee will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 23rd, at the White River Baptist Church with the Revs. Glenn Hamer, Dale Hatfield, and Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 64, Bedford, IN 47421. 09/17/99 Covey – Harley C. Covey of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 17, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 16, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Carl Covey and Pearl (Smith) Gwin. Surviving are one brother, Fred Wilson of Bedford, IN; three daughters, Thelma Covey, Peggy Covey, and Sherry Covey; and one son, Carl Covey. He worked as a hunter and fisherman. There will be no services or visitation. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 09/16/99 Fox – Gertrude Fox of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at Vencor Indianapolis South in Greenwood, IN. Born on July 31, 1916, in Liberty County, KY, she was the daughter of Lafe and Rebecca (Passmore) Jeffries. She married Ray Fox in May 1955, and he preceded her in death in April 1979. Surviving are one step-son, Dale E. Fox of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son in infancy; three brothers, Willie, Everett, and Sherman Jeffries; and two sisters, Ollie Turner and Della Brewer. She was a retired floor lady at Reliance Manufacturing and M. Fine & Sons. She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ. Funeral services for Gertrude Fox will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 20th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Allen Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home. Kidwell – Mary L. Kidwell of Brownstown, IN, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at her residence. Born on March 15, 1936, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Zelbert and Helen (Dalton) Hawkins. She married Douglas Charles Kidwell on January 4, 1957, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mark and Clark Kidwell, both of Greenwood, IN; two daughters, Kim Schrink of Brownstown, IN, and Pam Dunnells of Pocasett, MA; two brothers, Zelbert and Mike Hawkins, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Lois Hardwick of Bloomington, IN, and Joanne Williams of Williams, IN; two granddaughters, and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, George Hawkins. She retired from the Division of Family and Children Services of Jackson County. She was a member of the Brownstown Christian Church, Order of Eastern Star and Southern Indiana WBCCI Air Stream Club. She attended the Harbor City Christian Church in Florida. Services for Mary Kidwell will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Brownstown Christian Church with the Rev. Gary Morning officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Winklepleck-Wessner Funeral Home in Brownstown, and from 1 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brownstown Christian Church of the American Lung Association. 09/15/99 Anderson – Clara O. Anderson of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at Hospitality House. Born on February 29, 1908, in Shoals, IN, she was the daughter of Andrew S. and Julia Ann (Anthis) Williams. She married Charles M. Anderson on May 2, 1925, in Bloomington, IN, and he died February 12, 1978. Surviving are two sons,, Gene and Paul Anderson, both of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Betty Ritchison and Ann Blackwell, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Bernard Williams of Bloomington, IN; twenty grandchildren, forty great-grandchildren, and seventeen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one soon, Frank Anderson; two sisters, Burnedta Grissom and Marie Jones; two brothers, Ottis and Homer Williams; and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southland Church of Christ and the American Association of Retired Persons. Services for Clara Anderson will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Hacker – Robert C. "Bob" Hacker of Williams died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 20, 1925, in Whitehall, IN, he was the son of Robert Henry and Mable M. (Sims) Hacker. He married Joy Helen Brock on May 31, 1957, and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters: Edna Wright and Peggy Doane, both of Bedford, IN, Vicki Parker of Springville, IN, and Kathy Turpin of Solsberry, IN; two brothers, William Ernest and Herschel Hacker, both of Whitehall, IN; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Rex, Paul, and Earl Hacker; and one grandchild. He retired as a carpenter, having worked in the Bedford and Bloomington area. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. Services for Robert Hacker will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Roach – Judith Lee (Veal) Roach of Oolitic, IN, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at her daughter's residence. in Bedford. Born on September 10, 1942, in Warrick County, IN, she was the daughter of Basil and Lena (Axton) Ahrens Sr. Surviving are former husbands, James A. Veal Sr. and Jimmy Lee Roach; one son, James A. Veal Jr. of Williams, IN; one daughter, Rayjean Gerkin of Bedford IN; one brother, Basil Ahrens Jr. of Boonville, IN; three sisters: Joyce Beard of Boonville, IN, Doris Hart of Bedford, IN, and Shirley Ahrens of Kentucky; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, James and Ronald Coleman. She was a nurses aide at Dunn Memorial Hospital and at Bedford Hospitality House. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Bedford and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Boonville. She was of Protestant faith. Services for Judith Roach will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18th, at Bradley's Colonial Chapel in Boonville. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-0 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford and from noon until the service Saturday at Bradley's Colonial Chapel in Boonville. Smith – John Smith of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 15, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on December 6, 1934, in Dunnville, KY, he was the son of Roscoe and Nellie Etta (Owen) Smith. Surviving are two sons, David Smith of Seattle, WA, and Tim smith of Campbellsville, KY. A veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. There will be a graveside service for John Smith at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 17th, at Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service time Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/14/99 Lee – Charles "Tommy" Lee of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 14, 1948, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William R. and Edna (Inman) Lee. He married Linda M. Jones on June 20, 1969, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother, Edna Lee of Harrodsburg, IN; one brother, William R. Lee of Bloomington, IN; six sisters: Roxie Mathis and Cheryl Walker, both of Solsberry, IN,Billie Jo Bridges and Juanita Bowden, both of Huron, IN, Lena Lee of Harrodsburg, IN, and Nancy Schafer of Ellettsville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Sula Grubb and Leonard and Roxie Lee. He was a tool maker and retired from Regal Beloit. He attended Bedford High School and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Services for Charles Lee will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16th, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Vergon – Glen J. Vergon of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 6, 1916, near Huntington, IN, he was the son of Glenn A. and Ida (Benner) Vergon. He married Edna M. Gable and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Gary O. Vergon of Boston, MA; two daughters, Cheryle D. Willis of Fortville, IN, and Tamera A. Moore of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mavis Meyers and Derelys Winterowd, both of North Manchester, IN; one half-brother, Danny Smith of Fort Wayne, IN; one half-sister, Monas Murphy of South Whitley, IN; and four grnadchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter. He was a retired director of circulation for the Times-Mail and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Eagles Lodge No. 654, and a charter member of the Bedford Exchange Club. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Services for Glen Vergon will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 17th, at the Cresthven Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Braden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthven Memory Gardens Mausoleum with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 09/13/99 Bryant – Sally Marie "Sally" Jarrett Bryant of Indianapolis, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 13, 1999, at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. Born on February 5, 1965, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Cathy (Swider) Jarrett. She was married to William Gene Bryant II. Surviving are one daughters, Rosalyn Marie Bryant of Indianapolis; one son, William Gene Bryant III of Indianapolis; her parents, Benjamin and Cathy Jarrett of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Theroan Jarrett of Mitchell, IN; and two sisters, Desiree Grace Davis of Mitchell, IN, and Julie Crystal Andis of Oolitic, IN. She was a secretary-bookkeeper at Olympic Chemical and Supply Co. in Indianapolis. She was a 1983 graduate of Mitchell High School and attended Oakland City College, Bedford. She was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Indianapolis. Services for Sally Bryant will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 17th, at Church of Jesus Christ in Mitchell, with Elders Steve Epley and Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. Chastain Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. 09/10/99 Holt – Christina M. Holt of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on February 11, 1925, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Guy and Hilda Jane (Tolliver) Brummett. She married Harold R. Holt, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rita Mires and Vickie Brown, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Ira Sherrill of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Jackie, and one grandson. She had operated the Bluebird Cafe, Chase Inn and York's restaurants in Mitchell. She and her husband founded the Church of Jesus Christ in 1959, and they both retired in 1994. Her hobbies were collecting antiques and attending auctions. Services for Christina Holt will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 14th, at the Church of Jesus Christ with Elder Steve Epley officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:30-8:30 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. Pridemore – Leon "Buck" Pridemore of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at his residence. Born on December 10, 1922, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Kirzie and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore. He married Barbara Eisele on April 12 1968, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Dennis Joe, Adrian Leon, and Brian L. Pridemore, all of Mitchell, IN; eight brothers: Kenneth and Stanley Pridemore, both of Camby, IN, Charles and Marvin Pridemore, both of Greenwood, IN, Roy Pridemore of Indianapolis, Wayne Pridemore of Norman, IN, Winfred Pridemore of Williams, IN, and Michael Pridemore of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Mary Jane Pace, Eva Garrison, and Helen Ackerman, all of Mitchell, IN, Lois Johnson of San Diego, CA, and Cathelene Caceara of Chicago, IL; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers: James, Clarence, Ronald Eugene, Henry, and Harold Dean Pridemore; and two sisters, Carolyn Anderson and Juanita Pridemore. He retired from RCA in Bloomington. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Services for Leon Pridemore will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Southern – Mary Southern of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 10, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 3, 1928, she was the daughter of William H. and Mable (Sharp) Leahy. She married Robert D. Southern on November 21, 1947, and he survives. Also surviving are five sons: J. Eric Southern of Bedford, IN, M. Anthony Southern of Bloomington, IN, W. Thomas Southern of Bowling Green, OH, Timothy K. Southern of Brazil, IN, and C. Matthew Southern with the U.S. Army in North Carolina; three daughters, Susan G. Rinne and Teresa J. Hamilton, both of Bloomington, IN, and Linda A. Flanders of Carmel, IN; one brother, John L. Leahy of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Audrey Dillon of Indianapolis and Ruth Hodowanski of Hudson, N.Y.; and twelve grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Hershel, George, and Robert L. Leahy. She was a homemaker and demonstrator for Foods Plus. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and Eagles Auxiliary. Services for Mary Southern will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 14th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with the rosary service at 8:30 p.m. 09/09/99 Hendricks – Walter Eugene Hendricks of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on October 20, 1922, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Elijah and Nellie (Burton) Hendricks. He married Barbara Thomasson on March 5, 1949, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Larry Eugene Hendricks of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, John Hendricks of Bedford, IN, and Kenneth Hendricks of Merrillville, IN; one sister, Evelyn Hammond of Sebring, FL; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Priscilla Hendricks. A World War II veteran, he retired as a First Sergeant after twenty years of service with the Army, and he retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church, the Solsberry Masonic Lodge No. 411, R&AM, and the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell. Services for Walter Hendricks will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield 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 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at the funeral home. Sipes – Mary Irene Sipes of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at Vencor Hospital in Indianapolis South in Greenwood. Born on February 21, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Emma (White) Hall. She married Opal W. Sipes on February 28, 1923, and he died June 17, 1988. Surviving are three daughters, Ruth Slate and Dorothy Risen, both of Bedford, IN, and Donna Taylor of Oolitic, IN; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, three grandchildren, and one step-grandchild. She was a former clerk at Lenore's Dress Shop and The Wells Shop. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and a fifty-year member of the First Baptist Church, where she had served as a deaconess. Services for Mary Sipes will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 13th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Lineback and Arthur Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. Spratt – Karla Faye Spratt of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 9, 1999, at her residence. Born on February 5, 1961, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Jack and Peggy (Huff) Tirey. She married Gary Spratt on July 2, 1997, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kara Ellis and Tiana Gerkin, both of Indianapolis; her mother of Bedford, IN; three step-children, Amanda Babb and Lynn Lee Spratt, both of Indianapolis, and Erin Spratt of Waynetown, IN; four sisters: Kay Riester of Paoli, IN, Kathy Dunn of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kelly Hottell of Bedford, IN, and Karmen Chisham of Mitchell, IN; her maternal grandmother, Telene Huff of Bedford, IN; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one son, Christopher Shane Gerkin. Services for Karla Spratt will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 13th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30 -9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home. 09/07/99 Arena – Mildred Arena of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 1, 1919, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Milford and Nellie (Tumey) MacDonald. She married Frank Arena on September 25, 1939, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Joe Arena of Anderson, IN, and Mike Arena of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Donna Bridwell and Frances Hatfield, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Frances Cameron and Betty Hunter, both of Bedford, IN, and Rosemand "Chee-Chee" Kittle of Ventura, CA; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Martin, Lester, Walter "Ebie" and Wilbur "Bill" MacDonald; and two sisters, Katherine and Juanita MacDonald. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Full Gospel Church. Services for Mildred Arena will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 10th, at the Grace Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Friday at the church. Sargent – Hubert H. Sargent of Avoca, IN, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at his son's residence in Bedford, IN. Born on October 21, 1922, in Cale, IN, he was the son of Marion Earl and Laura Catherine (Lewis) Sargent. He married Catherine Jackson on January 10, 1942, and she died November 14, 1998. Surviving are one son, D.V. Sargent of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Sierra Sue Franklin of Oolitic, IN; one brother, Dennis Sargent of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers. He was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center0Crane and was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, the Bedford Masonic Lodge No 14, F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis as 32nd Degree Mason, Shriners, and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Services for Hubert Sargent will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow at the Owensburg Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday. 09/06/99 Jones – Eva Ruth Jones of Bedford, IN, formerly of Holiday, FL, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on April 27, 1908, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Marion and Emma (Allen) Brinegar. She married Elmer Jones in 1923, and he died January 4, 1989. Surviving are two sisters, Bernice Leonard and Mary Criswell, both of Bedford, IN, and one brother, George Brinegar of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by one son, Warren Dean Jones, and one brother, Ivan Brinegar. She was formerly employed at S.S. Kresge and was a cook at various church camps in the area. She was a member of the First Church of God. Services for Eva Jones will be at 1:00 Wednesday, September 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. John Buttz officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Morrow – Nellie Morrow of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 6, 1999, at the home of her son in Nashville. Born on August 12, 1923 in Kensworth, Bedfordshire, England, she was the daughter of Arthur James and Lily Jane (Roberts) Allen. She married Edward James Morrow on September 24, 1949, and he died July 8, 1990. Surviving are two sons, Bruce Morrow of Nashville, IN, and Mark Morrow of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Betty Jane (Bett) Price of Mildenhall, England, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker and a professional knitter, operating a knitting business from her home. She was a member of the Church of England and the Overseas War Brides Club. Services for Nellie Morrow will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Charles Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/04/99 Hackney – Helen Hackney of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born n June 13, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William Edward and Nora May (Puckett) Jeffries. She married Robert L. Hackney, and he died in 1995. Surviving are three sons: Jack Resinor of Ohio, Steve Hackney of Orleans, IN, and Larry Hackney of Chesapeake, VA; one daughter, Carolyn Hackney of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Karl S. Jeffries of Scotland, Paul Richard Jeffries of Carlisle, IN, and Glenn Jeffries of Bedford, IN; two half brothers, Herman Edward Jeffries of Bowling Green, KY, and James Jeffries of Paris Crossing, IN; one sister, Barbara Eagans of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Bobby Dean Hackney; one brother, Russell Dale "Jimmy" Jeffries; one sister, Edna Sears; one half-brother, Ortho Orvil Jeffries; and one half-sister, Dovie Lee Bundy. She was retired from Central Foundry and was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 440. She was a former member of the Stone City Squares. Services for Helen Hackney will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Varvel – Eugene Varvel of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 4, 1999,at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 9, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of George Wesley and Lucy Etta (Akin) Varvel. He married Blanch Irene Brewer, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Brenda Kay Wood of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Dale Varvel of Orleans, IN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son Randy Lee Varvel, and one brother, Loren Varvel. He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ. There will be graveside services for Eugene Varvel at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7th, at the Lawrenceport Cemetery with Bros. Allen Burris and Pat Arthur officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home. 09/03/99 Brock – Ronal P. Brock of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 11, 1921, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Paul and Edna (Roberts) Brock. He married E. Margaret Spainhourd on September 6, 1948, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Susan Hancock of Bedford, IN; one brother, Dean M. Brock of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Brock. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 495th Quartermaster Depot, and was equipment supervisor at Indiana Bell/At&T for 44 years. He was a member of the First Baptist, serving as an usher for many years, and was also a member of the Elks Lodge No. 826, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford Softball League and a former member of the Hajii Grotto. Services for Ronal Brock will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. Newbold – Mlle Newbold of Bedford, IN, formerly of Richmond, UT, and San Diego, CA, died Friday, September 3, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 14, 1910, in Whitney, Idaho, she was the daughter of Walter and Caroline (Lawrence) Thompson. She married William Newbold on June 6, 1934, in Logan, UT, and he died in 1986. Surviving are two sons: Tony Newbold of Bedford, IN, and Max Newbold of San Diego, CA; three sisters: Alverda Bullen/Mortensen of Richmond, UT, Ervine Can Orden of Ogden, UT, and Thail Thain of Logan, UT; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Burial will be in San Diego, CA. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements. There will be on service or visitation at the funeral home. 09/02/99 Michaels – Grace Michaels of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at her residence. Born on October 26, 1912, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Harley and Ebbie (Johnson) Dustin. She married James R. Michaels in 1934 in Loogootee, and he died in February 1959. Surviving are one son, John Richard Michaels of Madison, IN; one sister, Isabelle Martin of Mooresville, IN; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She was a homemaker and a former member of the St. John's Catholic Church in Loogootee. No funeral service or calling is planned. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Ferguson-Lee is in charge of the arrangements. Simmons – Bonnie Simmons of Springville, IN, died Thursday, September 2, 1999, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 28, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Leo and Genevieve (Blackwell) Roberts. She married John Mark Simmons in January 1990, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Michael and Bradley Simmons, both at home; her mother, Genevieve Roberts of Springville, IN; three aunts, and several cousins. She was employed for twenty-seven years at Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she was supervisor of nurses. She was a member of the Springville Christian Church. Services for Bonnie Simmons will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/01/99 Clark – Ruth Maxine Clark of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 15, 1921, in Evansville, IN, she was the daughter of Hubert L. and Princess Maude (Woodring) Messex. She married C. Wayne Clark and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, David W. and William J. Clark, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, N. Beth Clark of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Helen D. Cissna and Jimmie Brandt, both of Evansville, IN; one grandson, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruth Michelle Woodring; and three brothers: Hubert Jr., William Paul, and Kenneth Messex. She had been a secretary for St. Paul Episcopal Church in Evansville, the Evansville Public Schools, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane, until 1971.A graduate of Central High School in Evansville and a business college, she taught at Madame Ione's Academy of the Dance and was active in the Evansville Little Theater and the Lawrence County Historical Society. She worked with the U.S.O. during World War II and wrote, produced, and performed in radio programs. She and her husband proofread, edited and rewrote "A Quarter Century in Lawrence county, Indiana" with the late James Guthrie. There will be a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of her daughter, Ruth Michelle Woodring.


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