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Obituaries 2000 – 11 (November)

11/30/00 Head – Agatha B. Head of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County. Born on July 3, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Hascue Lee and Virginia (Chastain) Gollahon. She married William A. Head on November 24, 1949, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons, William H. Head of Beech Grove, IN, and Michael K. Head of Bargersville, IN; one daughter, Jennilu Percic of Aurora, IL; and four grandchildren. She was a registered nurse and a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and the Indiana State Nursing Association. There will be private services for Agatha Head at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. Johnson – Estel Marie Johnson of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on December 19, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Mae (Hopkins) Elrod. She married Delbert Johnson, and he died in 1970. Surviving are three daughters: Ruth Terry of Mitchell, IN, Georgia Louise Wilson of Bedford, IN, and Agnes Jeanette Terry of Williams, IN; two sons, Dale Eugene Johnson of Amarillo, TX, and John Johnson of Bedford, IN; one step-brother, Floyd Terrell of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by two sons, James Larry Johnson and Donald Wayne Johnson; one daughter, Helen Roberta Foust; two sisters, Mabel Connerly and Mabel Ray; one half-brother, and one step-brother. She was retired from TravLer Corp of Orleans and was a member of the Mitchell Pentecostal Church. Services for Estel Johnson will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 4th, at the Mitchell Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Gerald Spears and Don Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday at Haverly Mortuary. More – Lenora (Beth) More of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 15, 1938, in Ripley County, IN, she was the daughter of Rom and Lorene (Meadows) Ehlers. She married Noe D. More on June 17, 1956 at Middlefork Christian Church in Jefferson County, IN, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, Noel Eric More of Hampton, VA; one daughter, Ramona Dawn Kudla of Metairie, LA; two brothers, Doyle and John Ehlers of Madison, IN; her mother, Lorene Ehlers of Madison, IN; four grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lorene Lee More on March 16, 2000. She was a homemaker and a 1956 high school graduate. She was a member of First Christian Church, serving as deacon, elder, Sunday School teacher, and with the Youth Group J.Y.F. Services for Lorena More will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 4th, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Mt. Gilead Christian Church or the First Christian Church in Bedford. 11/29/00 Emerson – James William (Bill) Emerson of New Castle, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at his residence. Born on September 14, 1915, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Orville D. and Mable (McFadden) Emerson. He married Helena Hall on January 28, 1940, in Bedford, IN, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two son, William Robert Emerson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Ralph Eugene Emerson of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Emerson, and one sister, Judith Emerson Taber. He was a retired Lawrence County Auditor and Military Service Officer, a partner with O.D. Emerson Funeral Home, and an employee of Indiana State Prison of Michigan City, IN. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of Masonic Lodge 14 F&AM of Bedford, Indianapolis Valley of the Shrine and Scottish Rite, First Baptist Church of New Castle, IN, and American Legion #137 of New Castle, IN. Services for William Emerson will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Lewis – Phyllis Hicks Lewis of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 29, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ervin Hicks and Dessie (Wade) Hawkins. Surviving are two sons, Kevin McCluskey of Bedford, IN, and J.R. Lewis of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Lavonda Tincher of Mitchell, IN; her mother, Dessie Hawkins of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Virginia Wilcox of Bloomington, Carolyn Pruett of Buddha, IN, Evelyn Pruett and Anita Hamilton, both of Bedford, IN; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; one son, Billy McCluskey; two sisters, Eva Sowders Stevens and Hazel Young; and her step-father, Gilbert Hawkins. She was a custodian for North Lawrence Community Schools, working at Englewood School. Services for Phyllis Lewis will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Rogers – James A. Rogers of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 15, 1948, he was the son of Clovis "Toney" and Thelma (Hillenburg) Rogers. Surviving are his mother, Thelma Glasgow of Bedford, IN; one brother, Kenneth Rogers of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Connie Mathis, Lana Chenault, and Linda Tumey, all of Bedford, IN, Carolyn Beal of Bloomington, IN, and Eldena Leagle of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers: Sylvester Thomas, Dennis Edwin, and Gary Scott Rogers, all in infancy. He was a graduate of Bedford High School and Computer College in Louisville, KY, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He was of Protestant faith. Services for James Rogers will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Glen Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/27/00 Deckard – Charles Roger Deckard of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 27, 2000, at his residence. Born on June 10, 1936, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of William H. "Pat" and Rena Elizabeth (Flora) Deckard. He married Sue Brown on August 5, 1956, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Andrea Reynolds and Jill Deckard, both of Bedford, IN, and Tricia Barlow of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mary Ann Young of Heltonville, IN; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, six nephews, and five nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a limestone draftsman-estimator at Heltonville Limestone Supply and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany. He was a life-long member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsmans Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles, V.F.W. Post of Oolitic, Loyal Order of Moose, and playted the piano with the Les Grissom Band. Services for William Deckard will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Wright – William M. Wright of Tunnelton, IN, died Monday, November 27, 2000, at Core Nursing Home. Born on November 14, 1913, in Tunnelton, IN, he was the son of Bert and Ella (Hubbard) Wright. He married Katherine McCart on September 4, 1938, and she died on April 21, 1997. Surviving are three sons: William B. Wright of Tunnelton, IN, Richard Max Wright and Michael Edward Wright, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Mary Alice McCart, Ina Wright, both of Bedford, IN, and Bonnie B. Kruchten of Broad Run, VA; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; three brothers: Robert, Marvin Rex, and Raymond Wright; and one sister, Alta Mae Hickman. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School and Indiana State University. His teaching career spanned forty-one years at Heltonville, Ft. Ritner, Tunnelton, and Mitchell. He was a member of Tunnelton United Methodist Church, Lawrence County Retired Teachers Association, and National Education Association. Services for William Wright will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. 11/26/00 Sanders – Wilma M. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, November 26, 2000, at her residence. Born on January 20, 1914, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of William and Eunice (Alexander) Squier. She married Clyde Delbert Sanders on September 13, 1947, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Earlene Pickett of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Velpo Squier of Jeffersonville, IN, and William Athal Squier of Alpena, MI; two grandsons, Clyde and Gerald Pickett; and three great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of Tulip Street Christian Church. Services for Wilma Sanders will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 29th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell 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. 11/25/00 Erdle – James Robert Erdle, Sr. of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 27, 1924, in Vigo County, IN, he was the son of George L. and Millie (Brown) Erdle. He married Estelle Struble, and she died on April 17, 1996. Surviving are two sons, James Robert Erdle, Jr. and Mike Erdle, both of Mitchell, IN; three daughters (no additional information); two brothers, Joseph Erdle of Terre Haute, IN, and Wayne Erdle of Brazil, IN; one step-son, Richard Clark of New York City, NY; one grandson, one step-granddaughter, and one step-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. He was a retired supervisor at GM Powertrain and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was of Pentecostal faith. Services for James Erdle will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post 33, Bedford. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Mason – Valeria W. Mason of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at her residence. Born on August 1, 1909, in Cub Run, KY, she was the daughter of Lum and Ethel (Jerrals) Day. She married Edward Mason, and she preceded him in death. Surviving are three sons: Robert L. Priddy of Rushville, IN, Charles H. Priddy of Bedford, IN, and Joe Mason of Vallejo, CA; two daughters, Barbara J. Priddy of Waynesville, NC, and Barbara Piper of Bedford, IN; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, James H. Priddy. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Services for Valeria Mason will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Ronnie McLane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church or Hospice. May – Ethan Scott May of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 25, 2000, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Gregory Scott and Betsey Jon'ella (Coulter) May, and they survive. Surviving with his parents of Bedford, IN, are the paternal paternal grandparents, Darrell and Loretta May of Bedford, IN; the maternal grandmother, Betty Woody of Bedford, IN; and the Godparents, Frank and Etevise Todd of Heltonville, IN. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Earl Coulter, Jr. Services for Ethan May will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Lutz officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/24/00 Harrison – James M. "Jimbuck" Harrison of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at his sister's residence. Born on January 25, 1949, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Noble and Charlotte (Goens) Harrison. Surviving are four son: Tony Harrison of Heltonville, IN, and Travis, Tracey, and Brandon Harrison, all of Bedford, IN; five sisters: Kay Armstrong, Polly Flynn, Rita Busch, Brenda Watson, and Patty Turner, all of Bedford, IN; and one brother, Mark Peters of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Harrison, and one brother, Donnie Harrison. He worked in the construction trades and was a retired concrete finisher. He was a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple and Local #741 of Laborers Union. Services for James Harrison will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Reynolds – Sheila Elaine Turner Reynolds of Marion County, IN, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on June 28, 1954, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Derald and Rowena (Bridwell) Turner. Surviving are two brothers, Ted Turner and Ronald Turner, both of Bedford, IN; and one sisters, Susette Stancombe of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker. There will be graveside services for Sheila Reynolds at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 28th, at Fairview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 11/23/00 Collins – Olive Collins of Wilmington, IL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, November 23, 2000, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, IL. Born on August 4, 1909, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Samuel Lucas and May Cross. She married Flavey Collins, and he died November 9, 1965. Surviving are one son, Bob Collins of Manhattan, IL; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one Aunt, Margaret Cross of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Gwendolyn Wood. Services for Olive Collins will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/22/00 Brewer – L. Muriel Brewer of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at the home of her daughter. Born on August 11, 1909, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of George and Hettie (Shephard) Clouse. She married Hayden Brewer on February 22, 1928, and he died October 8, 1979. Surviving are one daughter, Helen Marie Rager of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren: Carol Johnson of Bedford, IN, Jackie Stillman of Mitchell, IN, John Heise of Lincoln, NB, and Roger Rager of Pequot Lakes, MN; seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; five sisters: Thelma Rejko, Pansy McDermed, Margaret Bolding, Nona Cooper, Ida Brown; and three brothers: Harley, Richard, and Clyde Clouse. She was a retired employee of Holmes Hardware. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mission Circle, and Modern Homemakers Club. Services for Muriel Brewer will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 27th, at the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Raymond Bunn and Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-6 Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. 11/21/00 Bennett – Chester L. Bennett of Medora, IN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 12, 1920, in Washington County, IN, he was the son of Herman and Effie (Baker) Bennett. He married Thelma Collier on November 8, 1945, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Carol Thompson of Medora, IN; one son, Roger Bennett of Medora, IN; one sister, Anna Mae Ollis of Richmond, IN; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Bennett, and one sister, Mary Gayle Thompson. He was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church of Campbellsburg and a 55-year member of Cedar Lodge #161 of Leesville. Services for Chester Bennett will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where Masonic Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday by members of Masonic Lodge #151 of Leesville. Phillips – Michael Phillips of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 4, 1968, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Joseph Ray and Patsy (Ethridge) Phillips. Surviving are one daughter, Eleanor Baude Phillips of Bloomington, IN; his mother, Patsy Phillips of Bloomington, IN; his grandfather, James Ethridge of Bloomington, IN; his step-grandmother, Marie Ethridge of Bloomington, IN; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Kimberly Ann Phillips; and his paternal grandparents, Benjamin and Roxie Phillips. He was disabled. He attended Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville. Services for Michael Phillips will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25th, at Oak Grove Pentecostal Church with Bro. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Saturday at the church. 11/20/00 Davis – Maude Mary Davis of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 20, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 5, 1916, in Bono, IN (Lawrence County, IN), she was the daughter of William Henry (George) and Euretta (Stevenson) Hughes. She first married Joseph Bruner in 1936 in Lawrence County, IN, and he died in 1944. She then married Harley Davis in 1946, and he died in 1973. Surviving are one son, James M. Bruner of Brandon, FL; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Mae Mundy of Bedford, IN; two step-sons, Jimmie Davis and Eugene Davis; one sister, Hazel Crane; five grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, several great grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Clay Hughes; six sisters: Olevia (Baker) Salzcorn, Martha Ament, Grace Lee, Ruby Hoggatt, Dona Payton, and one sister in infancy; and two step-sons, Johnie Davis and Harley Davis, Jr. She was a homemaker and worked ten years at Fabricast and fifteen years at Dunn Memorial Hospital, form which she retired. She and her husband, Harley, owned and operated restaurants in the Bedford and Seymour area. She was a 1933 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church. Services for Maude Davis will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Smith – Billie Blythe Smith of Lady Lake, FL, formerly of Bedford and Bloomington, IN, died Monday, November 20, 2000, in Florida. Born on April 11, 1928, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of William Henry and Thelma K. (Sallee) Wagoner. She married Robert Lee Smith, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, John W. Day of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Pamela Jones and Storme Day, both of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Jeff Smith of Batavia, OH; one step-daughter, Vanessa Hinkle of Columbus, OH; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three step-great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. She attended First Baptist Church in Bedford. Services for Billie Smith will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Minister Pat Blythe officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/18/00 Cummings – Della Mae Cummings of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 18, 2000, at White River Lodge. Born on April 14, 1912, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Everett and Elizabeth (Walters) Bunch. She married Roy Cummings, and he died in 1960. Surviving are three sons: Fred Cummings of Rushville, IN, John Cummings of Ellettsville, IN, and Alan Cummings of Bedford, IN; five daughters: Mary Jo Manion of Brownstown, IN, Maxine Owen of Bedford, IN, Norma Stewart of McCordsville, IN, Sara Elizabeth Collins of Roachdale, IN, and Sally Chandler of North Vernon, IN; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Bernice Harrell, Catherine Bunch, and Almeda Jones; and one brother, L.D. Bunch. She was a homemaker and a member of Englewood Baptist Church. There will be private family services for Della Cummings on Monday with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. 11/17/00 Scherschel – Frank E. Scherschel of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 17, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 9, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Rudolph J. and Ida B. (Mize) Scherschel. He married Mary Kathryn Perton on December 27, 1941, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Michael Scherschel of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Susan Thompson of Bloomfield, IN; one brother, Hugh Scherschel of Palmetto, FL; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Robert Scherschel, and two sisters, Esther & Grace. He was a farmer and was of Protestant faith. He helped organize and served on the board of the Springville Feeder Auction, helped organize and was former president of the Lawrence County Soil Conservation District, was one of the founders of the Lawrence County Fairgrounds serving on their board, and was active in the Lawrence County Co-op, serving on the board of directors. He was a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association, the Indian Creek Fire Department, Lawrence County Farm Bureau, and Shawswick Township Farm Bureau. Services for Frank Scherschel will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/14/00 Craig – Robert D. Craig of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at his residence. Born on August 31, 1935, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Idris "Buck" and Inez (Cummings) Craig). He married Maralou Hawkins on June 13, 1953, and she survives. He married Linda Sego in January 1984, and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters: Kathy Ping, Barbara Artinian, Loretta Terrell, and Becky Otis, all of Bedford, IN; two sons, Sam Craig and Charlie Craig, both of Bedford, IN; his mother of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Charles Craig and Joe Craig, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Martha Bollinger of Arizona; nineteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in January, 1986. In 1984 he retired after twenty four years from the Bedford Fire Department, part of the time serving as Assistant Fire Chief. He was manager of Craig Feed and Seed, where he had currently been working. He was a 1953 graduate of Bedford High School and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the National Maine Anjou Cattle Association, Indiana Beef Cattle Association, and was active with Lawrence County 4-H for many years. Services for Robert Craig will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County 4-h Fair Association. Duncan – Hannah Sarah Bell of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at Vencor South in Greenwood, IN; Born on March 19,m 1909, in Bartholomew County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Matilda Miller. She married Sanford Bell in 1932, and he died in September, 1971. Surviving are one son, Carl E. Bell of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Ethel Coe; three brothers; three sisters; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Services for Hannah Bel will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Parrish – James Samuel Parrish of Avoca, IN, died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 12, 1921, in Clay County, IN (Clay City, IN), he was the son of Earl D. and Eva Camdem Parrish. He married Hazel L. Bowman in Owen County, IN, on November 20, 1945, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Russell L. Parrish and Charles Parrish, both of Houston, TX; two brothers, Gerald Buck Parrish of Plainfield, IN, and Donald Parrish of Avoca, IN; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by six brothers: Emil, Warren, Jerry, Earl, Jessie, and Charles Parrish; and one sister, Ruth Parrish. He had worked as a self employed trucker and with Krulo Trucking, retiring from Ralph Rogers Trucking. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, V.F.W. Post 1686 Oolitic, and the Teamsters Union. Services for James Parrish will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November r18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 11/13/00 Clark – James Wilson Clark of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at his residence. Born on August 30, 1923 in Zanesville, OH, he was the son of Chester and Estelle (Yates) Clark. He married Mary Jean Fredericks on August 7, 1982, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are Donald Clark of Toledo, OH, and Patrick Clark of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Deborah Clark and Cathy Price, both of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Chester Clark, Jr., and Carl Clark, both of Florida; one sister, Doris Young of Toledo, OH; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Ralph, Gene, and Tom Clark; and two sisters, Patricia Clark and Virginia Curtis. He was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company and a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring in 1962 with 22 years of service. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. The body will be cremated and there will be no service or visitation. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society, PO Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421. Cummings – Deloris M. Cummings of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 13, 2000, at her residence. Born on April 17, 1935, in Oolitic, IN (Lawrence County, IN), she was the daughter of Cecil and Nellie (Reynolds) Hall. She married Lee Roy Cummings on June 12, 1954, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, Randy Lee Cummings of Bedford, IN; one sister, Lois G. Brown of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, including Michelle Luttrell who was raised in their home; one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker and a 1953 graduate of Oolitic High School. She was a member of the Oolitic United Methodist Church and AARP. Services for Deloris Cummings will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice. Moore – Anna V. Moore of Bedford, IN, formerly of Oolitic, IN, died Monday, November 13, 2000, in Bedford at the home of her daughter, Bernice Myers. Born on September 6, 1903, in Knox County, KY, she was the daughter of Issac Madison and Sarah (Taylor) Jarvis. She married William R. Moore on September 4, 1924, and he died August 30, 1988. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Myers and Mrs. Mary Helen Wever, both of Bedford, IN; two sons, Homer C. Moore of Bedford, IN, and Kenneth L. Moore of Bloomfield, IN; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Edith Blackburn; five brothers: Oscar Jarvis, Tom Jarvis, Taylor Jarvis, Crit Jarvis, and George Jarvis (a twin); two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church. Services for Anna Moore will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman and Don Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-9 Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/12/00 Bowman – Charles D. Bowman of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, November 12, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 9, 1922, in South Fork, PA, he was the son of Charles and Sarah (Brewer) Bowman. He married Beatrice Kielbasiewicz on December 14, 1946, and she died on December 24, 1997. Surviving are one daughter, Charlene Evans of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Kensil Bowman of New Jersey; one sister, Shirley Adams of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He had worked at Louisville-Nashville Railroad, the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, and he retired from Union Pacific Railroad. He also worked at Roberts Brass and taught computer classes at Oakland City College. He served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was an elder in the Mitchell Presbyterian Church and was treasurer for many years. Services for Charles Bowman will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 15th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Marge Braden officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Ludington, MI. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Haverly Mortuary. 11/09/00 Phillips – Joseph Ray Phillips of Springville, IN, died Thursday, November 9, 2000, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 27, 1944, in Sommerset, KY, he was the son of Benjamin and Roxie (Bell) Phillips. Surviving are one son, Mike Phillips of Springville; one granddaughter; two brothers, Howard and David E. Phillips, both of Springville; three sisters: Charlene Banks and Alma Jones, both of Springville, and Aline Nelson of Houston, TX; and his former wife, Patsy Phillips of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carrie Gregory and Opal Chattman; five brothers: Glen, R.C., Stanley, Herbert, and Luther Phillips; and his second wife, Carol Bell Phillips. He was a saw operator for Walton Quarry in Guthrie, IN, and formerly worked for CSX Railroad. He attended Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. Services for Joseph Ray Phillips will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2000, at The Oak Grove Pentecostal Church with Brother Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, November 11, 2000, from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday at The Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. 11/08/00 Haste – Conley A. Haste of Bedford, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on November 19, 1929, in Casey County, KY, he was the son of Andrew I. and Cordelia (Snead) Haste. He married Margie Jane Mims on May 20, 1950, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Gloria Jean Velpel of Land of the Lakes, FL; five sons: Dennis Ray Haste, David Wayne Haste, and Barry Dean Haste, all of Mitchell, IN; Randy Lee Haste of Pembroke Pines, FL, and James Conley Haste of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Tom Haste of Naples, FL, and William "Bill" Haste of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Faye McCorkle of Pinellas Park, FL; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Rickey Allen Haste; two brothers, Walter Haste and Troy Haste; and two sisters, Lois Henderson and Dortha Godbey. He was a retired employee of GM Powertrain. He was a member of UAW Local 440 and attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Services for Conley Haste will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 12th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Chenoweth officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home. 11/06/00 Judah – Charlotte C. Judah of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on February 9, 1915, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Rolla Deckard and Mary (Young) Covey. She married Ford Judah, and he died January 1, 1975. Surviving are one half-sister, Marjorie McFarlan of Bedford, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one half brother and three step-sisters. She retired from the Merle Norman Store in Bedford and was a member of Gullets Creek Baptist Church. There will be private burial services for Charlotte Judah at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Greenwood. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Merry – John L. Merry of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 17, 1944, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of George and Alma (Brown) Merry. He married Linda Kaiser in 1971, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Janelle Merry of Mitchell, IN; and one brother, James Merry of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Merry. He was a supervisor at Otis Elevator in Bloomington. Services for John Merry will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 8th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary. Tegarden – Ruth Ann Tegarden of Mitchell, IN, died November 6, 2000, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 9, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Williams and Cora (Minton) Williams. She married James E. Tegarden on September 22, 1942, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Carl Tegarden of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Anita Edwards of Mitchell, IN; one brother, James Williams of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Nellie Tollbert and Dorothy Porter; and one grandchild. She retired from Indiana Telephone Co. in 1970 and was a member of the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services for Ruth Tegarden will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until the the service time Friday at Haverly Mortuary. White – James S. White of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, November 6, 2000, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on February 3, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of James Holbert and Bessie (Stephens) White. He married Agnes Porter in 1943, and she died in 1978. He then married Marie Ray,, and she died in 1986. Surviving are three sons: James White of Salem, IN, and Bob White and Harold Wayne White of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Patricia Clipp and Dolores Houchin, both of Orleans, IN, and Barbara Blevins of Mitchell, IN; two step-daughters: Ann Pasternak of Indianapolis and Charla Pridemore of Mitchell, IN; one step-son, Chuck Ray of Texas; eighteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren. He retired from Roberts Brass in Mitchell and also had been an employee of Middleton Motors in Orleans. He was a life-long member of Fishing Creek Church and served as Bono Township Trustee for twenty-four years, Precinct Committeeman for twenty-two years, and as member of the Welfare Advisory Council. Services for James White will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9th, at Haverly Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Holler officiating. Burial will follow in Tolbert Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Haverly Funeral Home. 11/05/00 Harvey – William B Harvey died Sunday, November 5, 2000. Born on April 5, 1917 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of James and Ada (Butler) Harvey. He married Marjorie Carmichael, and she did in July 1940. He married Frances Burkhart Givens on November 26, 1960, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Madlyn Gly Howard of Clovis, NM; one step-daughter, Patricia Adams of Bedford, IN; one sister, Chloe Menger of Anderson, IN; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Preceding him in death were two sisters. He retired from GM Powertrain in 1974, where he was a supervisor, and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was of Protestant faith. Gravesides services for William Harvey were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 8th, Green Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 11/02/00 DePierre – Thanna DePierre of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, November 2, 2000, at Core Nursing Center. Born on June 12, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William T. and Sophia (Murray) Diehl. She married Richard DePierre on November 29, 1952, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three nephews and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three brothers: Murray DePierre, Wilford DePierre, and James DePierre (in infancy). She retired from RCA and attended the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star for more that 50 years. Services for Thanna DePierre will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro Jim Voglewede officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 11/01/00 Bridwell – Norma V. Bridwell of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November, 2000, at Core Nursing Center. Born on January 14, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Delmar and Kathleen (morrow) Sowders. Surviving are two sons, Kevin Bridwell of Tunnelton, IN, and Rick Bridwell of Highland Village, TX; one daughter, Tammy L. Altizer of Glouster, VA; four brothers: Larry Sowders of Columbus, IN, Steve and Brad Sowders, both of Leesville, IN, and Scott Sowders of Bedford, IN; two sisters, ReaDawn Inman of West Palm Beach, FL, and Patricia Hamilton of Leesville, IN; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents. She retired from TCI Cable Company in Bedford and was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of Nazarene. Services for Norma Bridwell will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gayle Ashby officiating. Burial will follow in Hillenburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service time Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burcham – Samuel A. Burcham, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at his residence. Born on November 3, 1926, in Greene, County, IN, he was the son of Samuel A. and Ica (Hamilton) Burcham. He married Corrine Sparks on November 18, 1957, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three sons: Steven Arthur Burcham of Alexandria, VA, Gregory Burcham of Bedford, IN, and Terry Burcham of Columbus, IN; one daughter, Debra Wood of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Jack Harold Burcham of Bloomfield, IN, and Teddy Walter Burcham of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Marjorie Goldey of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Nellie Ann Burcham; and two brothers, Charles William Burcham and James Earl Burcham. He was a postal carrier with the Postal Service, retiring in 1990. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. There will be private family services for Sam Burcham with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or the Gibault School for Boys in Terre Haute, IN. McLain – David Wayne Hackney McLain of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000, at his residence. Born on February 13, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ronald Wayne and Kittie (Cole) Hackney. Surviving are one daughter, Julia Elaine McLain of Mitchell, IN; his parents; and three brothers: Eddie McLain of Mitchell, IN, John McLain of Springville, IN, and Lee McLain of Oolitic, IN. He was preceded in death by his father. He was a certified glass technician and a graduate of Mitchell High School. He was of Protestant faith and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250. There will be graveside services for David McLain at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 4th, at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, IN with Bro. Jim Crane officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home. Roll – Myra D. Roll of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 1, 2000. Born on January 8, 1975, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Luchen and Donna (Beals) Kidd. She married Robert David James Roll, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Shandel Lee Roll of Mitchell, IN; one son, Haven Lake Roll of Mitchell, IN; her parents of Springville, IN; three step-sisters: Rita Atwood of English, IN, Ava Hall of Springville, IN, and Janet Robinson of Bedford, IN; and three step-brothers: Blevin Harris of Leavenworth, IN; Troy Harris of Freedom, IN; and Danny Kidd of Bloomington, IN. She attended Grace Baptist Church in Springville. There will be graveside services at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 7th, at Lowder Cemetery with Bob Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


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