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Obituaries 2000 – 09 (September)

09/30/2000 Barker – Opal Katherine Barker of Indianapolis, IN, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at her residence. Born on July 26, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Walter C. and Hallie (Leatherman) Payton. She had been married to James W. Barker. Surviving are one son, John Barker of Shirley, IN; two sisters, Betty Stockton of Bedford, IN, and Pat McGath of Pendleton, IN; one brother, Jack Payton of Bedford, IN; four grandsons, and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Dorothy Dixon, Helen Mathews, Mary Ellen Lawyer, and Nola Padgett; and three brothers: Leonard Payton, Harold Eugene Payton, and Joe Payton. She retired from Curry Miller Veneers in Indianapolis after forty years of service and was a graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Services for Opal Barker will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Buddha Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Byers – Robert Byers of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 9, 1913, in Flora, IL, he was the son of Elvin Earl and Alma Ruth (Holmes) Byers. He married Eunice Klein on August 21, 1934, and she survives. Surviving are two sons, David Byers of Bedford, IN, and Ross Byers of Winchester, VA; one daughter, Margaret Klein of Indianapolis; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Mark Byers; and one sister, Marie Myers. He retired from Dixie Orchard Co of Vincenner in 1981 and was co-owner of Applacres since 1962. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the Indiana and Virginia Horticulture Societies. Services for Robert Byers will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Vincennes Memorial Park at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bedford or to any organization of the donor's choice. Love — Emma M. Love of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at the Bedford Hospitality House. Born on May 18, 1912, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lum and Ethel (Geralds) Day. She married Doyle J. Love in 1932, and he died on September 20, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Patty Browning of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Cecil and John Day, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Valeria Mason of Bedford, IN, and Elizabeth Finn of Martinsville, IN; and one grandson, Russ Browning of Bedford, IN. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Services for Emma Love will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Rains – Boyce E. Rains of Oolitic, IN, died Saturday, September 30, 2000, at his residence. Born on August 19, 1937, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Samuel and Bertha (Harvey) Raines. He married Jenell Lynch Thompson on August 31, 1985, and she survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Jeanne New of Avoca, IN; two brothers, Frank Rains of Bedford, IN, and Arvin Rains of Florida; one sister, Mary Sproles of Stilesville, IN; and one step-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Palmar Rains; and two sisters, Josephine Johnson and Virginia Wray. He worked as a general laborer and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Father's Auxiliary, the VFW No. 2686, and the Hoosier Hills CB Club, using the handle "Oolitic Governor". There will be graveside services for Boyce Rains at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5th, at the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/28/2000 Dunagan – Opal Lucille Dunagan of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 28, 2000, at Hospitality House. Born on April 2, 1904, in New Richmond, IN, she was the daughter of Dayton B. and Elsie (Reynolds) Westfall. She married Carl Dunagan on August 25, 1925, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one nephew, one great-niece, and one great-great nephew. She was retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she had worked in the office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Women's Missionary Society, and the Diligentia Club. Services for Opal Dunagan will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 2nd, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/27/00 Bevers – Debra Marie Bevers of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at her residence. She had been seriously injured in the 1990 tornado which devastated Pride Estates in Bedford. Born on March 20, 1952, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest D. and Maxine V. (Lee) Rogers. Surviving are one son, Brandon Bevers, at home; one daughter, Mandy Bevers, at home; and one brother, Terry Rogers of Bedford, IN. There will be graveside services for Debra Bevers will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 29th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Bro. Millard Jones officiating. There will be no calling hours. The family requests that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Root – Betty J. Root of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 9, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Elbert and Mae (Williams) Walker. She married Vernon Root on March 8, 1949, in Bedford, IN, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Edward (Sherry) Rodman and Mrs. David (Barbara) Baugh, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Gerald Walker of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Sue Weaver of Michigan City, IN, and Phyllis Enochs of St. Louis, MO; four grandchildren, one great-grandson, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Root in 1957. She had been a housekeeper at Dunn Memorial Hospital, retiring after twenty-two years. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School and a member of Crossroads Community Church. Services for Betty Root will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/26/00 Gerkin – Gary F. Gerkin of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at his residence. Born on October 9, 1942, at Spring Mill State Park in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Paul and Margaret (Hickman) Gerkin. He married Charlotte Hodges on October 31, 1963, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Rebecca Gerkin of Mitchell, IN; two sons, Gary Gerkin and Barry Gerkin, both of Mitchell, IN; and one sister, Patty Elliott of Xenia, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janet Elliott. He was a retired employee of Regal-Beloit, an Air Force veteran, and a 1960 graduate of Paoli High School. He was a member of Paoli Friends Church. Following cremation, there will be a private burial service for Gary Gerkin in Stampers Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home. Haskett – Ruby E. Haskett of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 25, 1914, in Pine Bluffs, WY, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Myrtle (Ault) Huntwork. She married Lewis Haskett on May 28, 1935, and he died August 27, 1962. Surviving are one daughter, Joyce Widup of Bedford, IN; one brother, Vernie Huntwork of Florida; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Avis Stotzel and Lucille Bunsold; two brothers, Floyd and Jack Huntwork. She was a homemaker and of Protestant faith. Services for Ruby Haskett will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Johnson – Mary Jane (Mane) Johnson, of Seymour, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour, IN. Born on March 28, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Lillie (Smiley) Meadows. She married Claude Johnson on December 23, 1933, and he preceded her in death on January 31, 1996. Surviving are two daughters: Sharon Freeman and Joan Martin, both of Seymour, IN; two sisters: Maudelena Gillespie of Red Key, IN, and Martha Wolf of Warsaw, IN; one brother, William Meadows of Bartlettsville, IN; four grandchildren, one great-grandson, one step-granddaughter, two step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, one step-son, Marvin Johnson, two sisters: Mabel Lawyer and Betty Meadows, one brother James Meadows, and one grandson, Bradley Martin. She was a cook at Heltonville School in Lawrence County and a babysitter. She was a member of Bartlettsville Christian Church for 45 years, and a member of Friendly Circle Club of Bartlettsville. Services for Mary Jane (Mane) Johnson will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2000, in the Elmwood Chapel of The Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. James Storey officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, September 28, 2000, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Friday at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Pridemore – Alice Shirley Pridemore of Mitchell, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 11, 1927, in Birmingham, AL, she was the daughter of Ralph J. and Vera (Gilbert) Reeves. She married James W. Pridemore on June 6, 1943, and he died December 18, 1983. Surviving are three sisters: Gwen Holsapple of Mitchell, IN, and Geraldine Glowers and Mildred Burggett, both of Alabama; and one niece, Lynn Southern of Bloomington, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, Ralph J. Reeves. She was a homemaker and of Baptist faith. There will be a graveside service for Alice Pridemore at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30th, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Robert Reid officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to White River Human Society, PO Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421. Turpen – Viola Turpen of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000, atthe Hospitality House. Born on November 20, 1913, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of James and Ada Mae (Crider) Johnson. She married Goffria Turpen on January 21, 1933, and he died on January 29, 2997. Surviving are two sons, Dewey and Joy Dean Turpen, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Plass Johnson of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Loretta Marvilius of Muncie, IN, Maddline Cheeseman of Charlestown, IN, and Lucille Johnson of Missouri; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Jerry Don and Willard Turpen; two daughters, Wanda Fay Turpen and Laverne Kaye Stafford; six brothers: Verle, Earl, Doyle, Eugene, and Harrell Johnson; three sisters: Beatrice Covey, Alma Todd, and Dora Cheeseman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Barlettsville Christian Church. Services for Viola Turpen will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30th, at the Jones Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Don Smith and the Rev. Claude Cassidy officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home. 09/25/00 Jones – Wanda D. Jones of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 25, 2000, at her residence. Born in 1944 in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Millie Jacob and Ethel (Ramey) Bundy. She married John E. Jones, Sr. in 1960, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, John E. Jones, Jr., and Troy Dean Jones, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Tonya Marie Hattabaugh of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Susie McClain of Franklin, IN; four brothers: Jerry and Robert Bundy, both of Mitchell, Mervin Bundy of Ohio, and Millie Jacob Bundy, Jr. of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren. She was a homemaker. Services for Wanda Jones will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Haverly Mortuary. 09/23/00 Flynn – Amaryliss Dawn Flynn of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 23, 2000, at her residence. Born on October 8, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Elva Glodena (Goodman) Stafford. She married Robert Flynn on June 28, 1947, and he survives. Also surviving are three sons: Robert Steven Flynn of Springfield, IL, Timothy Ray Flynn of Bloomington, IN; and John Alan Flynn of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Nelda Sue Flynn of Bloomington, IN; April Dawn Lyons of Bedford, IN; Nancy Ellen Flynn-Hert of Springville, IN; and Heather Joy Flynn of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Carmen Crawford of Columbus, IN; and Deanna Moore of Bedford; fifteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael David Flynn, and one sister, Maribelle Kast. She was a homemaker. Services for Amaryliss Dawn Flynn will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 26, 2000 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/22/00 Ashcraft – Walter L. Ashcraft of Bedford, IN, died September 22, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Greenwood, IN. Born on May 23, 1924, in Green County, IN, he was the son of Joseph and R. Blanche Wright. He married Mary E. Jackson in May, 1941, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Roger Ashcraft of Roswell, GA, and Larry Ashcraft of Rochester, NY; two daughters, Judy Rayle and Linda Gregory, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: AdaMae Hamilton and Ruby Easton, both of Bedford, IN, and Margaret Allen of Owensburg, IN; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Gene Ashcraft, and one brother, Harold Ashcraft. He was retired from NWSC Crane and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy Air Force. He was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene. Services for Walter Ashcraft will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. J.D. Pickett officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Mausoleum with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford.. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/21/00 Terrell – Ruth P. Terrell of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, September 21, 2000, at Vencor Hospital in Greenwood, IN. Born on September 3, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jess and Minnie (Fox) Connerly. She married Elmer Terrell, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Massie of Bloomington, IN; three sons: James Connerly, Robert Terrell, and Larry Terrell, all of Mitchell, IN; nineteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Matthews; one son, Phillip Terrell; two sisters, two brothers, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a homemaker and was of Pentecostal faith. Services for Ruth Terrell will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23rd, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Gerald Spears officiating. Burial will follow in Connerly Switch Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Haverly Mortuary. 09/20/00 Dorsett – Bessie D. Dorsett of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at Westview Manor. Born in 1905 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Harley and Blanche (Sears) Fields. She married Marvin Dorsett in 1922, and he died in 1982. Surviving are two sons, Paul Dorsett and Bill Dorsett, both of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Betty Howell of Bedford, IN, and Helen Burchard of Williams, IN; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and one niece. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Nelda Gould; two sons, Marvin Leroy Dorsett and Marion Dorsett; one great-grandson, and two nephews. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Christian Church. Services for Bessie Dorsett will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/19/00 Miller – Orville Miller of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 15, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Barney and Roxie Jane (King) Miller. He married Mary Kay Gehring, and she preceded him in death. Surviving are three brothers: Marvin Miller of Bedford, IN, Robert Miller of Mitchell,, IN, and Norman Miller of Florida; three sisters: Sue Beasley and Geraldine Bex, both of Mitchell, IN, and Ishmael Baker of Seymour, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry D. Miller, and two brothers, Raymond and Lester Miller. He was retired froom GM Powertrain and was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the First Christian Church of God and the AUW Local 440. Services for Orville Miller will be Saturday, September 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/18/00 Deaver – Ruth Deaver of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. Born on July 4, 1920, in Onarga, IL, she was the daughter of Urban and Dottie (Williams) Deaver. Surviving are one son, Larry Deaver of Bedford; one sister, Bessie Mundy of Mitchell, one niece, one nephew, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by one brother, Noble, and two sisters: Helen Hogue and one sister in infancy. She was a custodian for Lincoln School and Methodist Church. She was a member of the Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Services for Ruth Deaver will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Brother Kenneth Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Weddle – Winonah P. "Winnie" Weddle of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 18, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 10, 1922, in Murray County, OK, she was the daughter of Joseph A. and Lula R. (Newman) Elliston. She married Donald "Jack" Weddle on August 25, 1940, and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1987. Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Reynolds of Mitchell, IN; one son, Roy Weddle of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Verna Shaffer of California, and Annabelle Neal of Sulphur, OK; two brothers: Louis Elliston of California, and Sam Elliston of Sulphur, OK; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. She was retired from RCA in Bloomington and of the Protestant faith. Services for Winonah P. "Winnie" Weddle will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2000, from The Elmwood Chapel of The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverend John Siner officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2000 and from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service on Thursday at They Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/17/00 Jeffries – Bertie A. Jeffries of Bedford, IN, died Sunday September 17, 2000 at Westview Manor in Bedford. Born on November 3, 1904, in Hart County, KY, she was the daughter of Errett and Nancy (Bales) Owen. She married Harvey G. Jeffries on February 17, 1923, and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1987. Surviving are one son, Willard Herschel Jeffries of Ranchester, WY; one daughter, Mrs. Irene Piper of Bedford; three sisters: Rose Owen of Jeffersonville, IN, Carrie Snelling of Clarksville, IN, and Eunice Barrett of Henryville, IN; twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Harvey P. and Clifford Jeffries; two brothers: Bruner and Luther Owen; four sisters: Verda, Myrtle, Lena and Ann; and one grandchild. She was a retired Nurses' Aid at Dunn Memorial Hospital and a member of Pink Ladies of Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was also a member of the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and the Southland Church of Christ in Bedford. Services for Bertie A. Jeffries will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, from the Elmwood Chapel of The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Brother Steve Douglas and the Reverend Jon Lineback officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Pierce – Mary Francis Pierce of Clarksville, IN, died Sunday, September 17, 2000, in Clarksville. Born on January 14, 1927, she was the daughter of Paul W. and Daisy V. (Nelson) Gipson. She married Vaughn Pierce, and he preceded her in death in 1998. Surviving are one son, David M. Pierce of Clarksville, IN; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Ronald E. Pierce. She worked at the Naval Warfare Center Crane in WWII, Golden Gables, and as activity director at a Bedford nursing home. She was also an Avon representative and a member of both the Bedford First Church of the Nazarene and Parkwood Church of the Nazarene in Clarksville. Services for Mary Francis Pierce will be Monday in The Day & Carter Mortuary / Cresthaven Chapel with Robert Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Cemetery. Firends may call from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary / Cresthaven Chapel. 09/16/00 Bennett – Bertha Bennett of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Blooming Hospital. Born on June 12, 1914, she was the daughter of Charles and Mollie (Rollins) Adams. She married Jess Bennett in 1931, and he preceded her in death in 1975. Surviving are one son, James W. Bennet of Bedford; one daughter, Pruda Nurcham of Ellettsville, IN; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Littrel Lee; four brothers, four sisters, and one grandson. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Bedford. Services for Bertha Bennett will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverends Glen Duncan and John Dodd officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Stapp – Rowena Uldean Stapp of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 26, 1918, in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of Berta Brammer. She married Noble New in 1942, Caleb Sears in 1964, and James W. Stapp in 1996, all of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are one son: Phillip New of Bedford; two step-sons: Tim Stapp of Bloomfield, IN, and Scott Stapp of Albuquerque, NM; two grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother. She retired from being second grade elementary school teacher at Needmore in 1980. She was a graduate of both Georgetown University in Georgetown, KY, and Indiana University in Bloomington. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Services for Rowena Uldean Stapp will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2000, at the Free Methodist Church with the Pastor Phil Hortop officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 19, 2000, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/14/00 Chastain – James S. Chastain of Williams, IN, died Thursday, September 14, 2000 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Peter I. and Iva Marie (Gilbert) Chastain. He married Norma Robertson in 1957, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother, five sons: Rick Chastain of Cole City, IN; Everette Chastain of Springville, IN; James, Peach, and Oliver Chastain, all of Bedford; one daughter, Debra Chastain of Mooresville, IN; four brothers: Charles Chastain of Michigan, Gerald Gilbert Chastain of Indianapolis, IN, Tom Russell of Martinsville, IN; and Jerry Chastain of Tennessee; two sisters: Emily Bailey of Bedford and Rosalee Pike of Danville, IN; and fourteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Eugene Chastain. Graveside services for James M. Chastain will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2000, at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2000, at Chastain Funeral Home. Simmerman – Lena Mae Simmerman of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 7, 1920, in Burns City, IN, she was the daughter of Aldo and Elizabeth (Sellars) Osborn. She married Joseph E. "Tike" Simmerman on February 8, 1940, and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1971. Surviving are one daughter, Diane Thurman of Bedford; four grandchildren: Karen Niflis and Jennifer Anderson, both of Bedford; M. Joseph and Alan Thurman, both of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters: Avonda Jones of Fayetteville, IN, and Elizabeth Smith of New Albany, IN; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Joseph Zimmerman; one sister, Violet Boyd; and two brothers: Ado Jr. and James Osborn. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Services for Lean Mae Simmerman will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday September 18, 2000, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford with Pastors Doyle Henderson and Merle Craig officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Thurman, Alan Thurman, Robbie Taylor, Trent Niflis, Mark Blake, and Jimmy Hook. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday, September 18, 2000, at the First Church of the Nazarene. 09/13/00 Brazzel – Goldia Brazzel of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Owensburg, IN, she was the daughter of Bernie and Maude (Jackson) Hamilton. She married Albert W. "Cotton" Brazzel, and he preceded her in death in 1996. Surviving are one son, John W. Brazzel of Bedford; one brother, Dale Hamilton of Avoca, IN; two sisters: Naoma Parks and Leon Pritchett, both of Oolitic, IN; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Oval and Verle Hamilton; and four sisters: Nellie Hatfield, Lucille Hostetter, Mildred Hamilton, and Norma Sanders. She was a homemaker and a member of the Owensburg Baptist Church. Services for Goldia Brazzel will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000, at The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverend Merla Craig officiating. Burial will be in the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2000, and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at The Day & Carter Mortuary. Eggles – Geraldine M. "Gerri" Eggles of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Fred and Mary (Stansky) Tucker. She married Robert J. Eggles in 1959, and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2000. Surviving are four sons: Joseph and Vincent Eggles of Bedford, Richard Eggles of Heltonville, IN; and Robert Eggles of Marton, NJ; two daughters: Barbara M. Tinsley of Bedford and Carol Alexander of Baharan, Persian Gulf; one sister, Joan Huntington of NJ; two brothers: Thomas and Fred Tucker, both of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. She was a volunteer with the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society. Services for Geraldine M. "Gerri" Eggles will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with the Reverend Bernie Cox officiating. The Committal service will be at a later date at Greenhill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2000, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. McDaniel – Elsie Marie McDaniel of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 13, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 1, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Harve and Bessie (Speer) Collier. She had married Gordon Clouse, Ralph Brown, and Arthur McDaniel, all of whom preceded her in death. Also surviving are two sons: Mike Clouse of Bedford, and Darrell Clouse of Orlando, FL; one daughter, Mona Goen of New Mexico; one step-daughter, Patty White of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Hazel Lane of Greenwood, IN; six grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was a cook at Indiana University in Bloomington and a member of Heltonville Methodist Church. She also attended Leesville Methodist Church. Services for Elsie Marie McDaniel will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2000, in the Elmwood Chapel of The Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverend Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, September 17, 2000, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/12/00 Brown – Edmund "Rocky" Brown of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Lula (Fulps) Brown. He married Doris Smith on August 4, 1956, and she preceded him in death on July 30, 1999. Surviving are one daughter, Mitzi Denney of Bedford, IN; one son, Jeff Brown of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Earl Ralph, Eugene, and Ray Brown all of Bedford, and Ernest Bob Brown of Medora, IN; four sisters: Irene Sexton of Merritt Island, FL; Anna Faye Stevens of Bedford, IN; Mary Alice Coffey of Salem, IN; and Evelyn Owens of Panama City, FL; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister in infancy, Betty Sue Brown. He was retired from Cummins Engine in Columbus, IN. He was an Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion in Brownstown, IN; He was also a member of the I.C. Mission in Medora, IN. Services for Edmund "Rocky" Brown will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2000, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with the Pastor Larry Mallett officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites being accorded by Seymour Post 89 of the American Legion. Friends may call on Friday, September 15, 2000, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Deckard – Clovis "Beanie" Deckard of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 9, 1920, in Chapel Hill, IN, he was the son of Lee and Lavesta (Smith) Deckard. He married Pearl F. Thompson on April 10, 1941, and she survives. Also surviving are six daughters: Regina Sorrells of Mitchell, IN; Diana Webb of Orleans, IN; Nedra Hardwick of Bedford, IN; Geni Clouse of Palm Coast, FL; Marlena Swartz of Mitchell, IN; and Kimberly Faubion of Fayetteville, IN; three sisters: Ruth Deckard, Marget Begley, and Drotha Hollars, all of Heltonville, IN; one brother, Elza Deckard of Everett, WA; twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Dorothy Hawkins and Mary Ann Stewart; five brothers: Hebert, Floyd, Carl, Rufford, and Glen Deckard; and one grandson. Services for Clovis "Beanie" Deckard will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2000 at Spice Vally Baptist Church with Brother Fred King and the Reverend Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the service on Friday at Spice Valley Baptist Church. 09/11/00 Rollins – Coletia E. Rollins of Avoca, IN, died Monday, September 11, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 20, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ora and Elizabeth (Brewer) Turner. She married Homer Rollins on April 19, 1930, and he died November 25, 1988. Surviving are two sons, Denny Rollins of Bloomington, IN, and Jerry Rollins of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Penny Kindred of Connersville, IN, and Bonnie Poindexter of Odon, IN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Bud Rollins; four brothers: George, Ray, Fred, and Kenny Rollins; and three sisters: Betty Boyd, Beulah Mabbitt, and Esther Sherrow. She retired from M. Fine & Sons. She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church, Rebekah Lodge, and Missionary Circle of the Avoca Baptist Church. Services for Coletia Rollins will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/09/00 Bridges – Sherene B. (Sherry) Bridges of Schaumburg, IL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Elkgrove, IL. Born on February 9, 1957, in Virginia, she was the daughter of Joseph and LaQuita (Carter) Jennings. Surviving are two sons, Jeremy and Joseph (Joe) Bridges, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, ChiQuita Debbie Luttrell Minton of Oolitic, IN; two grandsons, Joseph Bridges and Drew Howard; her maternal grandparents, Richard and Janelle Carter of Arcadia, FL; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was a computer programmer and manager for Ameritech and was a member of Bedford Baptist Temple. Services for Sherene Bridges will be a 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. McKnight – William Wesley McKnight of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 9, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 22, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Luther and Lena (Harrell) McKnight. Surviving are five sisters: Helen Louise Parks and Ruth Batman, both of Indianapolis, Edith Watson and Jean Chaney, both of Bedford, IN; and Betty Cantrell of Milwaukee, WI; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Homer McKnight; and one sister in infancy, Mary Elizabeth McKnight. He was a member of Bedford Senior Citizens. There will be graveside services for William McKnight at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/07/00 Brazzell – Mildred J. Brazzell of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 18, 1924, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Chester A. and Mary Elize (Crook) Hammersley. Surviving are one son, John D. Hammersley of Bedford, five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, William A. Brazzell; three brothers: Frank Millard, and Clifford Hammersley; and three sisters: Irene Todd, Louise Hayes and Catherine Grissom. She worked at Crane and was a photographer. She was a member of The Christ Temple Pentecostal Church and the AARP. Services for Mildred J. Brazzell will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2000, at The Christ Temple Pentecostal Church, with the Reverend Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Williams, IN. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday, September 9, 2000, at The Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. Arrangements are under the direction of The Day & Carter Mortuary. Dill – Charles A. Dill of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Noblesville, IN, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on February 3, 1926, in Noblesville, IN, he was the son of Henry Clay and Ivabelle (Gibbons) Dill. He married Mary I. Jones on October 24, 1947, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Tinka Rader of Mitchell, IN; four sisters: Luann Craig, Joy Baird, and Mary Bowman, all of Noblesville, IN, and Sally Schindel of Kokomo, IN. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Dill. He was retired and had worked at the JayC Food Store in Mitchell. He was a member and an elder in the Mitchell Jehovah's Witness congregation. There will be a memorial service for Charles Dill on Saturday, September 16th, at the Kingdom Hall in Mitchell, with Bros. Robert Edinger and Steve Steurer officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Haverly Mortuary. Reeves – Ruth E. Reeves of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16, 1921, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Harley and Sally (Thompson) Hall. She married Robert D. Reeves on June 24, 1944, and he died October 7, 1983. Surviving are two sons, Ronald and Bruce Reeves, both of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Donna Johnson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Hale Hall of Florida; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece, one nephew, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Herbert Hall; and one niece, Nodra Collier. She worked as a janitor at Fayetteville School for several years. Services for Ruth Reeves will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Thomas – Viola H. Thomas of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, September 7, 2000, at her residence. Born on April 8, 1914, in Laurel County, KY, she was the daughter of Bassie and Mary Belle (Cobb) Hale. She married Fred Thomas on December 23m 1933, and he died December 8, 1972. Surviving are several nieces and nephews including Floyd Junior Hale of Williams, IN, Mary Winkler of Mitchell, IN, and Wilma Stailey of Oolitic, IN, all of whom were her caregivers. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Stella Hale; and three brothers, General Floyd Hale, Harvey Hale, and George Hale. She worked for Dr. Dollens for several years and was a retired beautician. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and the Missionary Society of Oolitic Baptist Church. Services for Viola Thomas will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/06/00 Corbin – Mildred J. Corbin of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 30, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Everett A. and Della (Taylor) Corbin. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Cecil (Veneita) Anderson of Bedford, IN, and one cousin. She retired from RCA in Bloomington. She was a 1939 graduate of Bedford High School and was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church. Services for Mildred Corbin will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 9th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Lewis – Paul W. Lewis of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at his residence. Born on December 19, 1915, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Willard and Ola (Sipes) Lewis. He first married Inez Catherine Fisher, and she preceded him in death on April 4, 1982. He later married Ruth Brunson on January 1, 1983, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Sondra K. (Sonnie) Sons and Carol A. Scherschel, both of Bedford; one son, Robert E. (Bobby) Lewis of Bedford; three step-children: Anita K. Lewis of Lafayette, IN; Glenn H. Sims of Los Angeles, CA; and Tim L. Sims of San Francisco, CA; one brother, Rev. David Lewis of Bedford; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Hazel Borders. He was a retired Assistant Fire Chief City of Bedford and was the oldest living retiree of the Bedford Fire Department. He was also a farmer and woodworker. He attended Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and was a former board member of both the Lawrence County 4-H Board and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Services for Paul W. Lewis will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2000, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Friday, September 8, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 09/05/00 Baker – Pearl M. Baker of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at White River Lodge. Born on December 26, 1907, in Wayne County, KY, she was the daughter of James and Maude (Russell) Haynes. She married Harry Baker on October 1, 1936, and he died October 6, 1981. Surviving are one niece, Betty Smith of Bedford, IN, who was raised in the home; one brother, Scott Stringer of Monticello, KY; one sister, Kelda Stringer of Monticello, KY; and two nephews, Scott Smith of Williams, IN, and Harold Newell of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Effie Newell and Netta Johnson; one brother, Henry Stringer; and one nephew, James Smith. She was a homemaker and attended First Church of God. Services for Pearl Baker will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.. 09/04/00 Allen – Madeline Allen of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at the Hospitality House. Born on April 7, 1919, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of John and Agnes (Taylor) George. She married Harold "Jack" Allen and he died March 16, 1988. Surviving are two sons: Darrell E. Allen of Pendleton, IN, and Robert Allen of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Wanda Hostetter and Connie Parkes, both of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Pauline Thrasher of Petersburg, IN, Faye George of Martinsville, IN, Joyce Hartsburg of Montana, and Jeanette Sparks of Terre Haute, IN; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons: Larry Dean, Bill, Harold Jr. and John Doyle Allen; and five brothers: Lowell, Dale, John Jr., Maxwell, and Gaylord George. She was a homemaker. Services for Madeline Allen will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Marchetti – Milo V. Marchetti of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 4, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 16, 1920, in Proctor, VT, he was the son of Vasco and Amelia (Tenerani) Marchetti. He married Valera Kern on August 2, 1941, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Diane Burton of Bedford, IN; one brother, Marco Marchetti of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Libia Liva and Carmen Pichler. He was a retired technical engineer from the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and was a World War II Army veteran, serving with the First Armored Division. A 1938 graduate of Bedford High School, he attended Purdue University. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Elks Lodge and American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Services for Milo Marchetti will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, September 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 p.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/03/00 Cully – Dorothy E. Cully of Columbus, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Born of October 18, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Otis E. and Mona (Root) Crawford. She married Robert Cully in 1945, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Wilma Jackson of Bedford, IN; two nieces, one nephew, three great-nieces, five great-nephews, five great-great-nieces, four great-great-nephews, one great-great-great-niece, and one great-great-great-nephew. She was preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Sipes; one niece, one nephew, and one great niece. She was a retired business owner in Lawrence and Bartholomew Counties. Services for Dorothy Cully will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 7th, at Ferguson0Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Ray – William E. Ray of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Jesse and Zena (Rogers) Ray. Surviving are four sisters: Gloria Poole, Loretta Eads, and Helen Hupp, all of Bedford, IN, and Juanita Reuter of Springville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two his parents; two brothers, Roger Dale (Teako) Ray and Harold (Poss) Ray; and one sister, Erma Jeanette Ray, in infancy. He was retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the US Army. He was a member of the East Oolitic Baptist Church and was a life-long member of Disable American Veterans. Services for William Ray will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/01/00 Mitchell – Enid Fountain Mitchell of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 1, 2000, at her residence. Born on February 13, 1907, she was the daughter of Howard and Anna (Barch) Lackey. She married Wayne Fountain,, and he preceded her in death. She married Romie Mitchell, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, David Fountain of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Ann Smith of Bedford, IN; one sister, Audrey Holmes of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three nieces. She was preceded in death by two husbands and one great-grandchild. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Union Christian Church and the Old Bridge Club. Services for Enid Mitchell will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Old Union Christian Church or Old Union Cemetery Fund.


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