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Obituaries 2000 – 04 (April)

04/30/2000

Flora – James L. Flora, Sr. of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at his residence. Born on July 20, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Herman Cleo and Avis Ellen (Edwards) Flora. He married Pauline (Wilder) Goen on December 31, 1998, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Ann Goldsberry of Radcliff, KY, and Kathy Ellen Stephenson of Citrus Heights, CA; threes sons: James Leon Flora, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, Jeffrey Alan Flora of San Antonio, TX, and John Richardson of Dallas, TX; one step-daughter, Sheila Goen of Moncks Corner, SC; one step-son, Roger Goen of Owensburg, IN; one brother, Joe Flora of Scipio, IN; two sisters, Tribia Middleton of Mitchell, IN, and Judy Chappell of Vevay, IN; fifteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a truck driver and had been employed at Hall Brothers Transportation Company in Orleans. He was a Korean War Army veteran and a member of 39th Street Christian Church.

Services for James Flora will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Martin – Vicki A. Martin, of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at her residence. Born on August 15, 1957, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Paul and Mary Catherine (Spray) Martin, and they survive.

Also surviving are one brother, Duane D. Martin, of Bedford, two aunts, two nieces, one great-uncle, and several cousins.

She attended the Indiana School for the Deaf and locally attended Shawswick School. She attended Erie United Methodist Church, and was a former member of the Lawrence County Horse and Pony Club. She was also a 4-H Club member.

Services for Vicki A. Martin will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Erie Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 2, 2000 from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/29/2000

Johnson – James Edward Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 9, 1956, in Lawton, OK, he was the son of Ivory and Juanita Sue (Henry) Johnson.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Teresa L. Stevens and Judy Guthrie, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Scott Johnson of Bedford, IN; six nephews and three nieces. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ollie and Mildred (Porter) Henry.

There will be graveside services for James Johnson at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4th, at Leatherwood Cemetery with Mike Eads officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/28/2000

Baker – William C. Baker of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 27, 1942, he was the son of Forrest and Edna Mae (Porter) Baker. He married Ruby Mae Wheeler on February 13, 1972, and she survives.

Also surviving are two step-sons, Christopher E. Conley and George E. Conley, both of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Gala Hatfield of Mitchell, IN, and Sandra Conley of Elkhart, IN; three sisters: Dorothy Wykoff of Mitchell, IN, Amy Phillips of Springville, IN, and Patty Harper of Bloomington, IN; and four step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Joyce and Judy; and one step-granddaughter.

He was disabled and was a member of Peerless Pentecostal Holiness Church.

There will be graveside services for William Baker at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 1st, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider contributions to help defray expenses.

Beauchamp – Mona Diane Beauchamp of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 28, 2000, in an auto accident in Greene County, IN. Born on May 6, 1945, in Martin County, UIN, she was the daughter of Jess and Gladys (Covey) Flynn.

Surviving are her fiance, Robert Richard of Sandburn, IN; three daughters, Sue Gould, Jamie Beauchamp and Jennifer Cassidy, all of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Joe Flynn of Bloomington, IN, Jim, Lanny Mack, and Hubert Flynn, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mari Lou Combs of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren, two aunts and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Nancy and Karen Sue Flynn.

She was head of housekeeping for Indiana Laborers Training Institute. She was a member of Laborers Union and attended Bedford Baptist Temple.

Services for Mona Beauchamp will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/26/2000

Dorsett – William L. "Hobo" Dorsett of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 4, 1931, in Huron, IN, he was the son of Harry H. and Maude (Weddle) Dorsett, Sr. He married Elsie (Hopper) Compton on Octobe4r 14, 1998, and she survives.

Also surviving are four sons: Tony and Shane Dorsett, both of Mitchell, IN, and Danny and Billy Dorsett, both of Evansville, IN; nine step-children: Danny Compton and Kyle Ramey, both of Mitchell, IN, Mike Compton, Kelly Compton, and Anita Beasley, all of Orleans, IN, Kymberly Compton of St. Louis, MO, Rusty Harden of Cincinnati, OH, Sandra Harden and Darla Mundy, both of Bloomington, IN; three sisters: Wilma Shearhart of Calimesa, CA, Pauline Abrams of Bloomington, IN, and Patty Moffatt of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Harry "Sonny" Dorsett of Mitchell, IN; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances Embree; and two brothers, Robert L. Dorsett and Lawrence "Cookie" Dorsett.

He was a retired employee of GM Powertrain. A decorated Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. He was of Protestant faith.

Services for William Dorsett will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Deweese – Edith Deweese of Mitchell, IN died Wednesday, April 26, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 3, 1906, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jesse and Cecilia (Routh) Melvin. She married William D. Head in 1922, and he died in 1945. She married Raymond Deweese in 1950, and he died in 1988.

Surviving are one son, William Head of Mitchell, IN; four step-children; five sisters: Elva Russell, Ruth Isom, Lorena Elrod, Lois Kendall, and Mary Lou Morris, all of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons and several brothers and sisters.

She had worked at TravLer Radio Corporation, Reliance Manufacturing, Ben Franklin Store, and JayC Store. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Services for Edith Deweese will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29th, at the Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Dale Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the mortuary.

04/25/2000

Dalton – Jerry L. Dalton of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 26, 1936, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Leon and Luella (Wynn) Dalton. He married Phyllis Darlene Root on June 20, 1958, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brian and Greg Dalton, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Jan Dalton of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, JoAnn Ryder of Vincennes, IN, and Frances Vitkoski of Bedford, IN; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, John, Dennis, Kenneth, William and Leon Dalton, Jr.; and one sister, Betty Kindred.

After working at Lehigh Portland Cement and Carpenter Body Works for several years, he founded Dalton RV in Mitchell and at Patoka Lake, eventually combining them at the junction of U.S. 50 and S.R. 37. A 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School, he served on the alumni association board.. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Good Sams Camping Club.

Services for Jerry Dalton will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Bunn and Bro. Don Mahan officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund or to the American Diabetes Association c/o Chastain Funeral Home.

Leatherman – Thomas William Leatherman of Zionsville, IN, died Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on May 14, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of David and Maude May (Shirley) Leatherman. He married Erma Mowery Smith on September 25, 1989, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Bill Leatherman of Zionsville, IN, and Ray Leatherman of California; two daughters, Danette Leatherman of Zionsville, IN, and Gayle Tier of California; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John David Leatherman; and one sister, Grace Reister.

He worked in Data Processing Management at the State Board of Health in Indianapolis. A veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the American Legion Post of Zionsville and a former member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services for Thomas Leatherman will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/23/2000

Kimbrel – Harry D. Kimbrel of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 13, 1923, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Harry V. and Ethel (Sanders) Kimbrel. He married Dodie Zora Jones, and she died in 1986.

Surviving are two sons, Fred Adams of Muncie, IN, and Terry Kimbrel of Springville, IN; one daughter, Rebecca McCluskey of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Kenneth L. Richardson of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Barbara York and Ramona Sowders, both of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Timothy (in infancy); four brothers, North, Henry, Russell and Charles Kimbrel; and four sisters, Christina, Janette, and Gennieve Kimbrel and Ruth Stevens.

He was retired from the Bedford Parks Department and was a member of the Lovingway Apostolic Church.

Services for Harry Kimbrel will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Wesley Stephenson officiating. Burial will follow in Breckenridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Watson – Harold E. (Gene) Watson of Harrodsburg, IN, died Sunday, April 23, 2000, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 19, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John and Gretchen (McGlothin) Watson. He married Lois M McGlothin on January 4, 1946, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kim Crowe of Solsberry, IN; three sons, Rick and Mark Watson, both of Harrodsburg, IN, and John Watson of Bloomfield, IN; one sister, Lois Inman of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, one step-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Watson.

He was a self-employed logger in Lawrence County, caretaker of Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, and was an Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bedford and Haines Creek Baptist Church in Florida.

Services for Harold Watson will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rick Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Clover Hill Cemetery or Calvary Baptist Church.

04/22/2000

Sharpe – Mary Sharpe of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the Hospitality House. Born on August 8, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph and Mamie I. (Peek) Webb. She married Ralph O. Sharpe on November 29, 1941, and he died February 17, 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Ralph Sharpe of Bedford, IN, and Nathan Mark Sharpe of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Janna Adams of Bedford, IN, and Wanda Spinks of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Rosamond Lively Kittle of Ventura, CA; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nine step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, and one brother.

She retired from Sarkes-Tarzian after twenty years of service and formerly worked at Travellers Corp in Orleans. She was a member of Faith Mission Church.

Services for Mary Sharpe will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 25th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/21/2000

Johnson – Harold Thomas Johnson of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at his residence. Corn on July 15, 1939, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Coy and Elsie (George) Johnson. He married Patricia Marie Williams Walls on January 13, 1975, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Janice Hattabauth of Mitchell, IN; his mother of Mitchell, IN; three step-sons: Roger Walls and Patrick Walls, both of Mitchell, IN, and Richard Walls of Sunman, IN; one step-daughter, Rita Troxell of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Wanda Long of Florida; one half-brother, David Johnson of Shoals, IN; four half-sisters: Ruth Johnson, Kim Johnson and Sarah Johnson, all of Florida, and Dotty Johnson of Shoals, IN; and thirteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was retired from Essex Group Inc and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard and the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell.

There will be graveside services for Harold Johnson at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 24th, at Mitchell Cemetery with William Williams officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9107 of Mitchell. Friends may call from 408 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Owen – Joyce J. Owen of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 21, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 4, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Logan and Hazel (Waldon) Godsey.

Surviving are one niece, Camille Underwood of Oolitic, IN; one nephew, Phillip Godsey of Fort Wayne, IN; two great-nieces, Emily Taylor and Gina Godsey; and one great-nephew, Steve Underwood. She was preceded in death by one son, John R. Owen, and two brothers, Doyle Godsey, and an infant brother, Duane Godsey.

She was a retired switchboard operator at Dunn Memorial Hospital, a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

Services for Joyce Owen will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, with OES memorial services at 7 p.m., and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/20/2000

Butler – Bertha A. Butler of Williams, IN, (Silverville Community) died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on May 16, 1916, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Theodore and Mary (Donihue) Rose. She married Albert Wayne Butler in April 1935, and he died December 3, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Rosalie Foddrill of Mitchell, IN; one son, Fredrick N. Butler of Bedford, IN; four grandsons, two great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Henry, Dolphius, Cecil and William Rose; and four sisters, Rachel Craig, Elsie Waskom, Florence Williams, and Garnett Shields.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Services for Bertha Butler will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Bob Phillips and Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Smith – Pauline Smith, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at Willington Manor Nursing Center in Indianapolis. Born on April 30, 1913, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of William and Effie (Mulcky) Smith.

Surviving are three nephews, Dave, Steve and Jim Armstrong, all of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.

She was a former employee of Reliance Manufacturing and was a member of the Post Road Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star, Indianapolis.

There will be graveside services for Pauline Smith at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Haverly Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the mortuary.

04/19/2000

Doty – Dale Doty of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 5, 1936, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Warder Ray and Margaret Lucille (Johnson) Doty. He married Norma Sue Jones on November 23, 1962, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Brian Doty of Ellettsville, IN; two daughters, Lesa Hayes of Bedford, IN, and Beth Johnson of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Hugh Doty of Clearsprings, IN, and Richard Doty of Zephyr Hills, FL; two sisters, Sandy Edwards of Clearsprings, IN, and Carol Tyree of Clayburn, TX; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Bobby Doty; and two sisters, Colleen Davidson and Bonnie Blake.

He had worked as a kilnsman at Ravenswood Aluminum, retiring after thirty-five years. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the I.B.E.W. Local.

Services for Dale Doty will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Harp – Mary M. Harp of Bedford, IN, formerly of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 3, 1913, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Wilson and Louella (Baker) Baker. She married E. Ward Harp on September 9, 1930, and he died February 6, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie Medley of Williams, IN, and Ruby Bray of Bedford, IN; two sons, Allen Harp of Oolitic, IN, and George Harp of East Oolitic, IN; two sisters, June Hunt of New Lebanon, IN, and Ethel Groves of Washington, IN; twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson, and several nicees and nephews. She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Williams, IN.

Services for Mary Harp will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wagner – Jarrett Ian Wagner of Oolitic, IN, did Wednesday, April 19, 2000, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Born on May 1, 1991, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Jerry and Janet (New) Wagner.

Surviving are his parents, Jerry and Janet Wagner of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Jade Wagner of Oolitic, IN, his maternal grandmother, Lee Etta New of Oolitic, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fredrick New, and his paternal grandparents, Arnold and Monra Wagner.

He was a student at Dollens Elementary School in Oolitic and was a member of the Oolitic Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Services for Jarrett Wagner will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/17/2000

Merry – Alma Merry of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 15, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John and Florence (Moffatt) Brown. She married George W. Merry on September r14, 1940, and he died February 28, 1993.

Surviving are two sons, John Merry of Mitchell, IN, and James Merry of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mary Frances Hopper of Arizona; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Jack Lee Merry, and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Services for Alma Merry will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20th, at the Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Trowbridge – Donald Trowbridge of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on August 8, 1919, in Huron, IN, he was the son of William and Flora (Haverly) Trowbridge.

Surviving are a close companion, Avahnelle Parham of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Lavern Trowbridge.

He was a machine repairman and retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. A World War II Army veteran serving in the European theater with the 26th Field Artillery and 8th Infantry Division, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

There will be graveside services for Donald Trowbridge at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 21st, at Beech Grove Cemetery. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral hme. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

04/16/2000

Fletcher – Michael Lynn Fletcher of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 16, 2000 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on November 28, 1942, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Bertram and Eva (Burford) Fletcher. He married Ruby Carmichael on June 20, 1970, in Springville, IN, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Devin Fletcher and Daniel Fletcher, both of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Dale Fletcher, Thomas Fletcher, and George Fletcher, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Jeanine Spaulding of Bedford, IN; and one grandson, Camden Fletcher. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Duane Fletcher.

He was employed at U.S.Crane Naval Base and was an associate of Jay Donaldson Real Estate. He was a 1960 graduate of Tunnelton High School and served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam (1964-66) in the 5th Infantry Chapter (Tropic Lightning) of the 25th Infantry Div. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, the National Rifle Association, a past member of Bedford Jaycees, and coached Little League Baseball at Fayetteville.

Funeral services for Michael Fletcher will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

McDonald – Samuel McDonald of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 14, 1922, in English, IN, he was the son of Samuel Eli and Loraine (Dooley) McDonald. He married Grace Pritchett on September 13, 1942, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Keith McDonald of Bedford, IN, and Kent McDonald of Mooresville, IN; two daughters, Judith Meadows of California and Donna Woods of Bedford, IN; his step-mother, Hazel McDonald of Bedford, IN; one brother, George McDonald of Yoder, IN; two step-sisters, Beverly Benham of English, IN, and Mary Lou of Tennessee; and three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Sue McDonald; his mother; three brothers,, Vernon, Joe, and Earl Wayne McDonald; and one granddaughter, Deleta Lynn Inman;

He had been employed at Coca-Coca Co, as a VA Service Officer, and worked at a Commonwealth Insurance agent, retiring in 1984. He was a veteran of the Army Air Force and a member of the Board of Directors of LARC Center, the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, and the First Church of God.

Services for Samuel McDonald will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19th, at the First Church of God with the Rev. Jim Woodward and Alan Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the First Church of God. The Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday by member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM.

Swartz – Violet M. Swartz of Bedford, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on January 15, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Grover and Nora (Owens) York. She first married Dale Edmonson and later married Howard Swartz, both of whom preceded her in death.

Surviving are four daughters: Rose Porter and Alice White, both of Mitchell, IN, Elizabeth Brown of California, and Terri Moffett of Paoli, IN; two sons,, David Feltner of Waukegan, IL, and Russell Brown of California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, five sisters, and one grandchild.

She was a member of the Spice Valley Church of Jesus Christ.

Services for Violet Swartz will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Revs. Curtis and Judy Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 408 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the mortuary.

04/15/2000

Allen – Mary Maxine Allen of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on January 18, 1927, in Logan, IN, she was the daughter of Treat and Irene (Tatom) Phipps. She married Roy "Tunney" Allen, and he survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Beth Snead of Bedford, IN, and Cynthia Palmer of Indianapolis; two sons, Steven Allen of Florida and Kerry Allen of Ohio; four sisters: Marjorie Sherrill, Jean Tarr and June Allen, all of Bedford, IN, and Janice Pittsford of Ellettsville; two brothers, Jim and Ronald Phipps, both of Bedford, IN; one aunt, five grandsons, one great grandson, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Maurice and Kenneth Vernon Phipps.

She was a co-owner of Four-Star Realty and co-owner of VIP Fashions. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Hillcrest Christian Church Sunshine Helpers and a former member of the Bedford Board of Realtors. She was a former president of the Bedford Downtown Merchants Association and served many years as a church music accompanist and choir director.

Services for Mary Allen will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, at Hillcrest Christian Church with the Revs. Charlie Scott and Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church.

Chapman – Verna L. Chapman of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 15, 2000 at Hospitality House. Born on October 10, 1917, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer and Amanda (Price) Spinks. She married Kenneth E. Porter and he preceded her in death. She married Bill Chapman, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Kern of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Orville Spinks of New Palestine, IN, Leo Spinks and Dale Spinks, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Maude Emery of Indianapolis,, Goldie Little of Kentucky, and Alice Arnold of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons: Carl Porter and Stephen J. Badgley; one brother, Sam Spinks; and three sisters: Gladys Walker, Inez Mowat and Lois Davenport.

She was a member of the Older Americans in Orleans and was of Protestant faith.

There will be private service for Verna Chapman at a later date. Burial will be in Dishman Cemetery, north of Owensburg, IN. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kern – Philip D. Kern of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 22, 1949, he was the son of William Kenny Kern and Helen L. (Smale) Kern Baker. He married Emily Raymond on January 23, 1972, iin Baltimore, MD, and she survives.

Also surviving are his father and step-mother, William and Sarah Kern of Bedford, IN; his step-father, Bill Baker of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Kelly Lynn Kern of Bedford, IN; one brother, Bruce W. Kern of Mitchell, IN; one half-sister, Judy Baldwin of Longview, WA; four step-sisters: Chris Peter of Odon, IN, Cathy Baker of Avoca, IN, and Faye Brown of Bedford, IN, and Vicky Woodward of Bloomington, IN; two step-brothers, Curt Woodward of Hudson, MI, and Dan Woodward of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was a pressman at the Times-Mail, Bedford for twenty-three years and was a 1967 graduate of South Baltimore (MD) High School. A Vietnam War Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, and was a member of Eagles No. 654, Hoosier Hills Radio Control Flying Club and Bedford Horseshoe League. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Services for Philip Kern will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, at Ferguson-Lee with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

04/13/2000

Garofola – Frank Garofola of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, April 13, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 8, 1927, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Sissino) Garofola. He married Pat Spicer, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Cliff Garofola of Sun Prairie, WI; one daughter, Toni Melenchuk of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Joe Garofola and Tony Garofola, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mary Frances Mosier of Bedford, IN, and Fannie White of Brookville, IN; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

He was the former owner of Model Lanes Bowling and the Garafola Body Shop. He was a 1946 graduate of Oolitic High School. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, the American Legion Post 33, 40&8, Eagles Lodge, and held life memberships in the Am Vets, Elks Lodge, F.O.P and Knights of Columbus.

Services for Frank Garofola will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 18th, at the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post #33. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

04/12/2000

Noe – Ray W. Noe of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Vencor Hospital South in Greenwood. Born on January 18, 1918, in Ocoonita, VA, he was the son of W.H.C. and Cora (Mullin) Noe. He married Grace Fletcher on December 24, 1937, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tresa Borg of Fort Worth, TX, and Mary Lamberson of Lafollette, TN; two sons, Charles Noe and Bobbie Noe, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Tipton J. Noe of Ocoonita, VA; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Noe, three sisters, and six brothers.

He was a restauranteur for thirty-five years owned Noe's Chicken House. He was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church and a charter member of the Orleans Lions Club.

Funeral services for Ray Noe will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 16th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Revs. Max Timbrook, Gary Isaacs, and Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Roberts – Elizabeth M. "Betty" Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at White River Lodge. Born on February 28, 1915, in Willoughby, OH, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Elizabeth (Furlong) Chalmers. She married Dale E. Roberts and he died in 1987.

Surviving are three daughters: Kathy Wagner, Belinda Fender, and Vicki Armstrong, all of Bedford IN; one son, Alan D. Roberts of Bedford, IN; one sister, Catherine Crawford of Springfield, GA; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, one nephew, and several nieces. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Alanna Roberts.

She worked in hospital nursing services in Bloomington and in Hawaii.

There will be no service and no visitation for Elizabeth Roberts. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Sherwood – R. Edward Sherwood of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 16, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Hollace C. and Dorothy (Bryant) Sherwood. He married Dorothy Marie Lambrecht on February 3, 1951, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Brian Sherwood of Terre Haute, IN, and Leslie Sherwood of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Elaine Anderson and Rosalie Founds, both of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Hollace D. Sherwood of Mitchell, IN, and James N. Sherwood of LaCrosse, WI; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Timothy Dale Sherwood; and one brother, John R. Sherwood.

He retired in 1996 from Orange County REMC, where he served as assistant manager. He was a graduate of Mitchell High School and Purdue University, where he was a member of Acacia Fraternity and the marching band. He was an elder and song leader at the Bryantsville Church of Christ, a member of Gideon International, Orleans Kiwanis Club, Mitchell Masonic Lodge #250 F&AM, Model A Restorers Club, and Toastmasters.

Funeral services for Edward Sherwood will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15th, at the Bryantsville Church of Christ with Bro. Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International or the National Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Webster – Helen MariahWebster of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000. Born on May 24, 1930, in Williamsville, IL, she was the daughter of Melvin and Ruth (Dennison) Moser. She married Rex O. Rebster on December 26, 1953, and he died September 25, 1992.

Surviving are three daughters: Treva Williams of Elizabethton, TN, Sharon Hensley of Jonesboro, TN, and Susan Webster of Bedford, IN; two sons, R. Douglas Webster of Bedford, IN, and Mark Webster of Indianapolis; her mother, Ruth Moser of Bedford, IN; one brother, William Moser of Laurinburg, NC; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, her father, and her husband.

She was a registered nurse at Dunn Memorial Hospital for thirty years, retiring in 1984. She was a 1948 graduate of Davis County High School in Owensboro, KY and was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Helen Webster will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Sunday and from 12 noon until the service time Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.

04/10/2000

Chase – Rachel Peed Chase of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the White River Lodge. Born on July 19 1905, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Rankin and Nellie Gertrude (Ramsey) Bair. She married Frank Peed on December 24, 1927, and he preceded her in death. She married Maurice Chase on October 2, 1981, and he died in 1987.

Surviving are three sisters: Mary Baker, Dorothy Lawrence , and Alice Brown, all of Bedford, IN; and four step-sons: Richard, Bob, Joe, and John Chase, all of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Ruth Fultz, Blanche Bair, Ethel Futrelle, and Ellen Fish; and two brothers, Nathaniel and Harold Bair.

She was a teacher for 40 year, retiring in 1962. She graduated from a college in Illinois with a bachelor's degree. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Leesville, Retired Teachers ASsociation, and Erie United Methodist Church.

Services for Rachel Chase will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Douglas Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Erie Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Wilder – Miriam Wilder of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at her residence at Bliss House. Born on November 28, 1920, in Greenfield, IA, she was the daughter of Erwin E. and Fern (Shaffer) Clure. She first married Grant Moore. She next married Tudor Wilder and he survives.

Also surviving are two sisters, Barbara C. Bittner of Nashville, TN, and Helen Frey of Minneapolis, MN.

She had been a teacher in the North Lawrence Schools. She attended Iowa State University. where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and Coe College and earned a master's degree from Indiana University. She was active in Little Theatre of Bedford and was a member of the National Education Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, and North Lawrence Teachers Association.

Memorial services for Miriam Wilder will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tim Magnus officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice Program.

04/09/2000

Fountain – Ervin Fountain of Norman, IN, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 16, 1928, in Norman, IN, he was the son of Ervin and Edith (Black) Fountain. He married Emogene Brim on June 27, 1949, in Bedford, and she survives.

Also surviving are three sons: Steve Fountain of Bedford, IN, James Fountain of Wheatland, IN, and Swayne Fountain of Norman, IN; one brother, George Fountain of Norman, IN; one sister, Marjorie Whitted of Heltonville, IN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Joe Fountain.

He was a retired farmer and a member of Meadow Church of God.

Services for Ervin Fountain will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at the Jones Funeral Home with the Revs. Richard Chase and George Greathouse officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Grace – Effie Grace of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 22, 1927, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Roy L. and Winnie Alice (Godsey) Cheek. She married James Grace, Sr. on February 19, 1962, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Wes Grace of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Faye Carter and Mae Ingle, both of Bedford, IN, Rosalie Hammond and Catheleen Nelson, both of Needmore, IN; three brothers: Franklin Cheeck of Needmore, IN, Dale Cheek of Monticello, IN, and Raymond Cheek of Heltonville, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church.

Services for Effie Grace will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Knight – Virgil R. Knight of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 25, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Iron (Jenkins) Knight. He first married Alice Reese and she died in 1964. He married June Tincher on April 16, 1988, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Larry and Donald Knight, both of Mitchell, IN; four daughters: Brenda Elliott of Bedford, IN, Linda Longest, Bobbie Knight and Judy Herald, all of Mitchell, IN; two step-daughters, Sharon Hobson of Cicero, IN, and Mary Albertson of Orleans, IN; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenny Knight; eleven brothers, two sisters, and one granddaughter.

He retired from Lehigh Portland Cement in 1975 and was a member of the Mitchell First Church of God. A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Services for Virgil Knight will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at First Church of God with the Revs. Roland Holtsclaw and Chad McIntosh 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, Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Haverly Mortuary and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.

04/08/2000

Boyer – Mark Boyer died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Madison, WI, where he was hospitalized after a March 25th explosion in Richland Center, WI. Born on November 20, 1961, he was the son of Ned and Mary Nell (Dickinson) Boyer. He married Angela Borders in May 1989 in Louisville, KY, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David and Luke Boyer, at home; two daughters, Hope and Ellie Boyer, at home; his parents, Ned and Mary Nell Boyer of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Ned Boyer of Germantown, TN, and Greg Boyer of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Angela Falcone of Brownsburg, IN; and grandparents, Robert and Pauline Dickinson.

He was a 1980 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, a 1982 graduate of Northwood Institute in Midland, MI, and a 1987 graduate of Purdue University. He was a senior at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in the Masters of Divinity Program. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, serving as a deacon, and was under the care of the Whitewater Valley Presbytery as a candidate for ordination. In 1998 he served as student pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Galesville, WI, and was a student chaplain at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in LaCrosse, WI in 1999. He was currently the interim student pastor of the Towne and Country Presbyterian Church in Richland Center, WI. There will be a Service of Celebration at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13th, in Blades Chapel on the University of Dubuque Presbyterian College and Seminary campus in Dubuque, IA, where he was a student. Egelhof Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home in Dubuque, IA, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Boyer Memorial Fund, c/o Dean Konrady, P.O. Box 703, Dubuque, IA 52004-0703. Bedford calling hours for friends will be from 2-6 p.m. Wdnesday, April 19th, at the Free Methodist Church at 7th & R Streets.

Briscoe – Walter "Bus" Briscoe of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 25, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ora V. and Hopal V (Matthew) Briscoe. He married Jetta Prather on January 14, 1956, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Gale Briscoe and Susan Hughett, both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford, IN; six brothers: Louis "Doodle" Briscoe of Bedford, IN, Robert Briscoe of Bloomington, IN, and Wilbur Briscoe, Leroy Briscoe, Richard Briscoe, and Basil Bricoe, all of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Ruby Smith, Fern Watson, and Frances Briscoe; and one brother, James Briscoe.

He was owner of Briscoe Car and Van Rentals and the founding father and general manager of Mitchell Motor Sales and Burton Family Bus Sales since 1949 and was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a charter and longtime member of the Ford Motor Company 300-500 Sales Masters Club/Car and Truck Division; #1 Ford School Bus Chassis Salesperson, and Certified Sales Professional-Ford Heavy Truck. He had received numerous sales awards from Carpenter Body Works. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM, LaOrMa Shrine Club, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Temple, Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #9107.

Services for Walter Briscoe will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call fr9om 2-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday by Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in care of the funeral home.

04/07/2000

Schafer – Dan A. Schafer of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 7, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on May 8, 1915, in Wabash County, IN, he was the son of Estey W. and Bertie (Speicher) Schafer. He married Virginia Ferguson on November 30, 1940, and she died December 3, 1978.

Surviving is one son, Philip D. Schafer of Ann Arbor, MI; two sister, Mary Huffman of Wabash, IN, and Ruth Rich of Peru, IN; one brother, Paul Schafer of Bluffton, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was superintendent of the Bedford and North Lawrence Community Schools from 1956 until his retirement in 1981, after which he became the first dean of the Bedford campus of Oakland City College. He held a bachelor of science degree from Manchester College, and master of science and doctor of education degrees from Indiana University, as well as an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Oakland City University. He was instrumental in forming the North Lawrence Community School Foundation in 1967, serving on its board of directors until January 1, 1999. He had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and before coming to Bedford he had served as superintendent of the Marshall County Schools in Plymouth and the Rensselaer City Schools. He was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and the Rotary Club, and was a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. He was a life member of the the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and a Sagamore of the Wabash.

There will be a memorial service for Dan Schafer at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15th, at the First United Methodist Church with Robert Poinsett officiating, assisted by Lee Hutchinson,, Jim Pounds Perry Mullis, Mayor John Williams, and the Rev. Curtis Hurley. The body was cremated and the ashes will be interred at the Cresthaven Mausoleum.

04/06/2000

Hawkins – Joe L. Hawkins of Bloomington, IN, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 15, 1917, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Vada Quincey and Nellie Miranda (McPike) Hawkins. He married Eunice Row on March 20, 1937, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia J. Merriman of Bloomington, IN, and Susan Chaney of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Vada (Bud) Hawkins and Robert G. Hawkins, both of Bedford, IN, and Jack M. Hawkins of Weatherford, TX; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 0one brother, Raymond Hawkins, and two sisters, Mary Campbell and Thelma (Sammie) Cole.

He was retired from Central Foundry and was a veteran of World War II, serving inn the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, the U.A.W. Local #440, the Bedford Lodge #14 F&AM, and had been active in square dancing the years past.

Services for Joe Hawkins will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 10th, at the Cresthaven Mausoleum Chapel with Bro. Ermil Norman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Cresthaven Mausoleum Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Matthew – Anna Belle Matthew of Saltillo, IN, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 27, 1896, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of David Nathaniel and Lydia Mae (Barnard) Green. She married Bernie Ivis Matthew on September 27, 1919, and he died August 7, 1967.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruth A. Zink of Knox, IN; two sons, LaVerne Matthew of Grovertown, IN, and Dee Forest Matthew of Saltillo, IN; eleven grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ruby I. Hauger; one son, Windell Matthew; six brothers: Archer, Albert, Virgil, Frank, Elick, and Elmer Green; and one great-granddaughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Saltillo Christian Church.

Services for Anna Matthew will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9th, at the Saltillo Christian Church with Bro. Morris Westfall officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetry. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 12:30 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the church.

04/04/2000

Axom – Geneva Mae Axsom of Norman, IN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 6, 1926, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Earl and Elsie (Lutes) Davis. She married Kenneth Parvin Axsom on April 27, 1943, and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steve Axsom of Norman, IN; one daughter, Linda Kelley of Springville, IN; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gene Davis; and one great-grandchild in infancy.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Freetown Pentecostal Church.

Services for Geneva Axsom will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bishop Neal McCory officiating. Burial will follow in Kurtz Cemetery in Jackson County. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bugh – Warren R. "Dick" Bugh of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 8, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Raymond Samuel and Christina (Beedie) Bugh Sr. He first married Rachel Simpson and she preceded him in death. He married Virginia Moore, and she preceded him in death. He married Allien Magner on July 25, 1998, and she survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Patricia L. Beasley of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Lanny Blanton of Bedford, IN, ad Thomas True of West Virginia; one sister, Jean Blackmore of Clinton, IN; one brother, Raymond Bugh of Glasgow, KY; and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by two wives; one son, Thomas E. Bugh; one sister, Frances Deckard; and five brothers: Marion, William, Frank, and Robert Bugh, and Max Beedie.

He was an electrician. He was a member of the IBEW of Evansville and the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Funeral services for Warren Bugh will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 7th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home.

Freed – Beulah L. Freed of Orleans, IN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Paoli Convalescent Center. Born on March 14, 1915, in Washington County, IN, she was the daughter of Samuel Manson and Hazel Pearl (Johnson) McClintock. She married Roscoe J. Freed on November 1, 1944, and he died November 6, 1986.

Surviving are four daughters: Barbara Elrod of Orleans, IN, Patricia Perkins of Paoli, IN, Jenny Blevins of Hardinsburg, IN, and Linda Shelton of Campbellsburg, IN; two brothers, William and Donald McClintock, both of Orleans, IN; five sisters: Margaret Jean, Violet Magner, Bonnie Busick, and Juanita Gromer, all of Orleans, IN, and Marilyn Jones of Shoals, IN; fourteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Carl McClintock, and one sister, Mildred McClintock.

She had been employed at Trav-Lers Radio. She was a member of the North Brown Circle Homemakers Club and the Saltillo Christian Church, where she had served as a Sunday school teacher.

Services for Beulah Freed will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Bro. Steve Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Green – John H. Green of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 28, 1914, in Loogootee, IIN, he was the son of John L. and Nellie (Payne) Green.

Surviving are his wife, Judith Green of Mitchell, IN; five sons: Charles Green of Mitchell, IN, Ralph Green of Bedford, IN, James, Gary and Howard Green, all of Paoli, IN; three daughters: Mary Russell of Mitchell, IN, Martha Collins of Bedford, IN, and Darla Martin of Paoli, IN; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Wagner) Gree in 1988; one son, Joe Green; six brothers, and two sisters.

He was retired from Spring Mill State Park. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Services for John Green will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 7th, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday the the funeral home.

Prashaw – Helen M. Prashaw of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Massena, NY, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 19, 1914, in Louisville, NY, she was the daughter of Ardie and Mary (Power) Fitzgerald. She married Elwood C. Prashaw on June 8, 1940, and he died July 25, 1990.

Surviving are one son, Robert Prashaw of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Carol Chambers of Booneville, NY; one sister, Martha Martin of Chase Mills, NY; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Fitzgerals, and two sisters, Ruth Smith and Betty Molnar.

She was a housewife and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Massena, NY.

Services for Helen Prashaw will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8th, at The Church of The Sacred Heart in Massena, NY. Friends may cal from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Walls – George D. Walls of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 10, 1940, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Arvin R. and Hazel (Stewart) Walls.

Surviving are three sisters: Judy Patten of Springville, IN, Elva Pavey of Bedford, IN, and Barbara Spaulding of Glenndale, AZ; two brothers, Jerry Walls of Bedford, IN, and Ronald Walls (address unknown); six nieces, three nephews, seven great-nieces, and five great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Janice Walls; one half-brother, one half-sister, and one great-niece.

There will be a graveside service for George Walls at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 6th at Patton Hill Cemetery with Pat Blyeth officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/02/2000

Brown – William H. Brown of Bedford, IN, formerly of Merriville, IN, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at this daughter's residence in Bedford. Born on July 16, 1918, in Glassport, PA, he was the son of Addison and Adeline Brown. He married Edith E. Brown (Brown is the maiden name) on November 30, 1942, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Janice Gratzer of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Lois Medders of Pennsylvania and Claire Bowen of Arizona; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and one step-brother, Jim Middleton.

He was an iron worker for Local #395 in Hammond, IN. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Shriners, the Iron Workers Union Local #395, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

The body will be cremated. No service is scheduled, and there will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Mudd – Ernest Maxwell "Shilo" Mudd of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 23, 1927, in Daniel Boone, KY, he was the son of Sam and Delia (Decker) Mudd. He was divorced.

Surviving are a companion, Phyllis Allen of Bedford, IN; three sons: Sam Mudd and James Mudd, both of Indianapolis, and Ernest Mudd of Tennessee; two daughters, Patty Cummings of Coatesville, IN, and Kelly Mudd of Indianapolis; one brother, Floyd Mudd of Indianapolis; two sisters, Silva Ludwig of Florida and Ethel Stanley of Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

He was a retired plumber.

The body will be cremated and there will be no service. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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