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Obituaries 2001 – 03 (March)

03/31/01 Bishop – Maureen Jacobson Bishop of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Millers' Senior Living Community in Indianapolis. She was born on April 15, 1907. Surviving are one daughter, Diana B. Chastain of McCordsville, IN; three grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Services for Maureen Bishop will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Jenkins – Sydney Julayne Jenkins, infant daughter of Stephen and Teresa (Craig) Jenkins of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Surviving with her parents are two brothers, Stephen Jenkins, JR. and Nelson Jenkins, both at home, and two sisters, Candacelynn Jenkins and Idamarie Jenkins, both at home. Services for Sydney Jenkins will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, at Fayetteville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are in charge of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Leatherman – Evelyn B. (Harbin) Leatherman of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at White River Lodge. Born on March 6, 1927, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of James E. and Rachel L. (Borders) Barbin. She married John D. Leatherman in 1962, and he died in 1996. Surviving are one daughter, Lisa A. Leatherman of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Kay Remillard of Missouri and Debra Garner of Illinois; one son, Kerry Bouwens of Colorado; three step-sons: Vonn Leatherman of Texas, Eric Leatherman of Indianapolis, and Kevin Leatherman of Illinois; three sisters: Thelma Peters of Ohio, Jerry Norris of Loogootee, IN, and Fern Harder of Shoals, IN; nine grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Jane Boger and Dorothy Kern; and one brother, Leland Harbin. She was retired from Hook's Drug Store. Services for Evelyn Leatherman will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha. Friends may call from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/30/01 Hert – Phillip C. Hert of Springville, IN, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on June 1, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Allan and Vida Ellen (Davis) Hert, Sr. Surviving are one sister, Mary Catherine McCrary of Florida; and two brothers, John Hert of Springville, IN, and Allan Hert of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked at Ford Visteon as a tool and die machinist. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Electrical Workers Union. Services for Phillip Hert will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Kirk – William Russell Kirk of Greenwood, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at his residence. He was born on October 31, 1922. Surviving are his wife, Frances, of Greenwood, IN; one son, Bill Kirk of Greenfield, IN; two daughters, Rosanne Gillispie of Indianapolis, and Pattie L. Rogsdale of Tennessee; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. H was a carpenter and a Navy veteran of World War II. Walls – Tegan James Walls, infant son of James Bruce and Kirstie (Compton) Walls, Mitchell, IN, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. He was born on March 15, 2001. Surviving are his parents; one brother, Bryton Wright of Mitchell, IN; grandparents, Reta Compton, and Danny and Sue Compton, all of Mitchell, IN, and Bruce and Vondale Walls of Silverville, IN; his great-grandparents: Lena Stone of Orleans, IN, Elsie Dorsett of Mitchell, IN, Denver and Helen Craft of Trinity Springs, IN, and Rose Saunders of Bedford, IN. There will be a graveside service for Tegan Walls at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 2nd, at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Orleans. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 03/28/01 Brassine – David W. Brassine of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Mitchell Manor. He was born on February 28, 1910. Surviving are one son, Opal Brassine of Bedford, IN; five daughters: Pearl E. Rains, Ruby V. Pritchett, Lucy Marybelle Shadle, Marilyn Ann Wilson, and Patricia Marie Moore, all of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Saraphine Doan of Trinity Springs, IN, and Sylvia Jones of Shoals, IN; two brothers, Ray Brassine of Dover Hill, IN, and Paul Brassine of Trinity Springs, IN. There will be private services for David Brassine at a later date. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Morgan – Marie (Beatty) Morgan of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on July 9, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN. She married Paul Morgan, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Judy Kellams and Lana Morgan, both of Bedford, IN; three sons: Paul Eugene Morgan of Hobe Sound, FL, David F. Morgan of Jupiter, FL, and Clark Morgan of Bedford, IN; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. Services for Marie Morgan will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Simpson – Violet M. (Cottengain) Simpson of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at Mitchell Manor & Rehab Center. Born on February 4, 1933, she was the daughter of Romaine and Mary (Pemberton) Cottengain. She married Lee Frank Simpson, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Cheryl Ann Caraway of Bedford, IN; one sister, Kay Graham of Bedford, IN; one brother, Gary Lee Cottengain of Bloomington, IN; and one grandsonk Christopher Lee Holt of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one brother, Russell Cottengain. She retired from Lamitors, IN. in 1993. Services for Violet Simpson will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31st, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. David Grace officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Haverly Mortuary. 03/27/01 Hopkins – Veralene B. Hopkins of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at her residence. She was born September 29, 1932. Surviving are two sons, Richard Lee Hopkins of Huron, IN, and Randy Gene Hopkins of Bedford, IN; three brothers: ; Gordon Vaught and Harold Vaught, both of Mitchell, IN, and Howard Vaught of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sharon Campbell of Paoli, IN, and four grandchildren. Services for Veralene Hopkins will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. Swango – Gertrude R. Swango of Bloomington, IN, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Bell Trace Living & Health Care Center in Bloomington. She was born on January 3, 1916. She married James R. Swango on February 24, 1940, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Connie Swafford of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Elizabeth Trueblood of Bloomington, IN, and Mary Wilson of Albuquerque, NM; two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gale Manzenberger and Choe Goen. She was a homemaker and a Pink Lady volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital for twenty-five years. She was a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Services for Gertrude Swango will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Lewis Williams and Russ Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider contributions to Hospice of Bloomington or Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. 03/24/01 Staley – Walter Staley, Jr. of Springville, IN, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his residence. Born July 7, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Walter Lee and Moneva A. (Lawyer) Staley. He married April Reynolds in 1989, and she survives.. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Condra Staley of Conover, NC, Deanna Mundy and Jennifer Turner, both of Mitchell, IN; his mother; two sisters, Sue New of Bedford, IN, and Linda Benson of Indianapolis; and five grandsons. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Robert Staley. He retired from IMCO and was a Korean War veteran, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a member of Life Tabernacle. Services for Walter Staley will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27th, at Life Tabernacle with the Rev. Stanley Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 5 p.m. until the service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/23/01 Folk – Ulis "Gene" Folk of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at his residence. He was born on September 16, 1920, in Kansas. He married Alice Mae Grubb on June 17, 1943, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, John R. Folk of Palmdale, CA, and Wayne E. Folk of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Janice Arnce of Palmdale, CA; three brothers: John Folk and Leo Folk, both of OIola, KS, and Gerald Folk of Texas; two sisters, Peggy Meadows of Iola, KS, and Geraldine Little of Kell, IL; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Ulis Folk (in infancy); one daughter, Ficki Folk Carter; and one sister, Lettie Laver. He had worked as a truck driver and Crane operator at Ready-Mix Concrete, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police and the Teamster's Union. Services for Ulis Folk will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Walker – Mae Walker of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at Westview Manor. Born on December 16, 1907, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of Francis Stigall and Laura (Watterson) Williams. She married Elbert Walker on August 16, 1922, and he died in 1980. Surviving are one son, Gerald Walker of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Phyllis Enochs of St. Peters, MO, and Sue Ann Weaver of Michigan City, IN; eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers, one sister, one sons, two daughters, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and of Pentecostal faith. Services for Mae Walker will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25th, at Ferbuson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 03/22/01 Ooley – Ruth L. Ooley of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 11, 1911. Surviving are two daughters, Rita L. Meldrum of Indianapolis and Jody Gilbert of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Patricia Ann Scheese of North Carolina; ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She had worked as a bookkeeper for the State of Indiana. Services for Ruth Ooley will be at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Stilesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. Terrell – Tiffany C. Summers Terrell and stillborn infant Hailey Terrell died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born on January 12, 1981, in Bedford, IN, Tiffany was the daughter of Billy R. and Donna C. (King) Summers. Surviving are her parents; one daughter, Alexis Carol Ann Terrell; her former husband, Luke D. Terrell; grandparents, Bill and Mary E. Summers and Melvin L. and Carolyn S. King; her great-grandmother, Beulah V. Pace; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She worked for PDQ Rentals and J.C. Penney Co. and was a 1999 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a member of Williams Baptist Church. Services for Tiffany Terrell and Hailey Terrell were Tuesday, March 27th, at Fayetteville Baptist Church. Interment was in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with Pastors Jimmy Crane and Kenneth Walden officiated. The Day & Carter Mortuary was in charge of local arrangements. 03/21/01 Miller – Robert L. Miller of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 24, 1927, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Leonard and Nellie (Rogers) Miller. He married Norma Jean Henderson on July 30, 1949, and she died on July 22, 1997. Surviving are two sons, Robert Alan Miller of Bedford, IN, and Robin Dale Miller of Indianapolis; two daughters, Susie Robinson and Angela Kidd, both of Bedford, IN; his step-mother, Julia Miller of Linton, IN; two brothers, Caroll Miller of Peoria, IL, and Larry Miller of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Thelma Kay Rice of Bloomington, IN; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents, and one granddaughter, Brier Neumann. He was a blacksmith, retired from Independent Limestone Company in 1992 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He attended the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene and was a member of Limestone Mechanic's Union and the Indiana Chapter of the Thunderbird Car Club. He was an avid NASCAR fan. Services for Robert Miller will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 03/20/01 Root – Stanley Root of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at White River Lodge. Born on July 28, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Edgar and Madeline (Bale) Root. He married Iva Irene Allen in June 1941, and she died February 17, 1974. Surviving are his longtime companion, Dorothy Tincher of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Sandy Osborne of WA; two sons, Jack Root of Fort Worth, TX, and Rick Root of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife. He had worked at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, Divine Automotive, Bedford Auto and Glass and at Bedford area auto dealerships as a mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Force as a radio operator. Services for Stanley Root will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Tincher – William C. "Bill" Tincher of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at his residence. Born on June 11, 1926, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Essie and Diana (Miller) Tincher. He married Betty Rose Moore in 1947, and she died in December 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Genny Grider of Mitchell, IN, and Ellen (Korki) Lagenour of Fort Ritner, IN; two sons, David Tincher of Mitchell, IN, and Bill Tincher, Jr. of Mitchell, IN; two half-sisters, Rita McClure and Sue Adams, both of Murphysboro, IL; one half-brother, Larry Tincher of Murphysboro, IL; four granddaughters, two grandsons, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers: Eugene, Richard, and Delroy Tincher. He was a plumber for fifty years, retiring in 1984 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107, and a life member of White River Bow Hunters. Services for William Tincher will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 23rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with Merle and Nellie Mullins officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. A private family burial will follow cremation. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home. 03/19/01 Estes – William Charles Estes of Padanaram, IN, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at the home of his step-son in Padanaram. Born on April 1, 1924, in Newport, AR, he was the son of William Zedicar and Edith (Sappington) Estes. He was married from 1956-1976. Surviving are five step-children, nineteen step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, three brothers, one sister, and the mother of the step-children. He was a farmer and a watchman. He had resided at Padanaram since 1967 and was a member of the Padanaram Meeting Place. There will be a graveside service for William Estes arranged by friends and step-children. Burial will be in Holy Ground Cemetery in Williams, IN. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Patrick – Robert W. Patrick, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born on January 16, 1928, in Urbana, IL, he was the sons of Robert W. and Esther (Harding) Patrick, Sr. He married Betty Stubblefield on October 13, 1947, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Carolyn Wagner of Spencer, IN, Linda Shane of Sarasota, FL, and Victoria Herndon of Sebastian, FL; two sons, Robert W. Patrick, III, of Jamestown, ND, and Charles Patrick of Carlisle, IN; one sister, Esther Schulthes of Crawfordsville, IN; one brother, George Patrick of Bowling Green, KY; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Phillip Patrick. He was a retired farmer and teacher, having taught industrial arts at Fayetteville, Heltonville, and Spencer, IN. He received a Batchelors Degree from Indiana University and a Master's Degree in Education from Indiana State University. Services for Robert Patrick will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. M. David Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/15/01 Mack – Jeanette Mack of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on December 2, 1939, in Avoca, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and Frances (Conner) Mack. Surviving are three brothers: Dale Mack and Larry Mack, both of Bedford, IN, and Steve Mack of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Rita Hunter of Indianapolis; seven nieces, and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of Donica Church of God. She oil painted at The Brick Shop in Springville. Services for Jeanette Mack will be Saturday, March 17th, at 1:30 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Farrell Sowders officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from noon until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Ray – Mabel Elma Ray of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at her residence. Born on September 23, 1913, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John and Fannie (Bunn) James. She married Harley I. Ray on May 4 1929, and he died August 3, 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Joan Starr and Sondra Johnson, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Bess Milliken of Arizona; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Harley Ray, Jr., one daughter, Sharon (Ray) Cooper; one sister, Nell Barnett; three brothers, George (Pete), Albert, and Edward James; and one grandson, James David Starr. She retired after over fifty years as a nursing home administrator. She was a member of First Church of God, where she taught Sunday school and was a trustee. She was a former member of Altrusa Club and Bedford Business & Professional Women's Club, served as a Hospice volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center, and was a 35-year board member for Salvation Army. Services for Mabel Ray will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 19th, at the First Church of God with the Rev. Floyd Brick and Pastor Alan Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Monday at the First Church of God. The framily asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mabel Ray Nursing Scholarship, c/o North Lawrence Community School Foundation. Umphress – Doris T. Woody Umphress of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at White River Lodge. Born on October 11, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN (on a farm known as "Woody's Plant Farm"), she was the daughter of Leonard and Rosa (Davis) Woody. She married Eugene Umphress on November 12, 1944, in Bedford, IN, and he died in 1996. Surviving are one son, Victor E. Umphress of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Glen Woody of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, Holly and Hope Umphress of Mitchell, IN; six nephews, two nieces, several cousins, and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert C. Woody, and one sister, Mary L. Woody Wagoner. She was a homemaker and a member of Leatherwood Christian Church. Services for Doris Umphress will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 18th, at Leatherwood Christian Church with the Rev. Lowell Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the church. 03/14/01 Pritchett – Marilyn Sue Pritchett of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 2, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Kenneth L. and Charlene (Wright) Howell. She married C. Austin "Pete" Pritchett on September 5, 1955, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Kristin Messmore of Bedford, IN; one son, Aaron Pritchett of Bedford, IN; her mother, Charlene Howell of Lawrence County, IN; two grandchildren, McKenzie Messmore and Benjamin Pritchett, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Shirley Ann Cummings of Mitchell, IN, and Rita Kay Beavers of Bedford, IN; one brother, Thomas Howell of Seymour, IN. She was preceded in death by her father; two daughters, Lessa Diann Pritchett in 1960 and Jan Lynette Pritchett in 1968. She was retired from the U.S. Forest Service and had worked at NWSC Crane and General Motors. She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church. Services for Marilyn Sue Pritchett will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/13/01 Raeburn – Edith Mabel Raeburn, formerly of Sarasota and St. Cloud, FL, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Medco Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick, IN. Born on January 2, 1899, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Ed and Rose (Orff) Clifton. She married John Raeburn, and he died in December 1976. Surviving are three sons: Bob West of Cocoa, FL, Bill West of Carlsbad, CA, and John Raeburn of French Lick, IN; two step-daughters, Helen Rich of Venice, FL, and Jean Muller of Nokomis, FL; ten grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one step-son, Frank Raeburn; one brother, Ed Clifton; and one sister, Rose Clifton. She was a seashell shop owner in Florida. Services for Edith Raeburn will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17th, at Fisk Funeral Home in St. Cloud, FL. Burial will follow in Mount Peace Cemetery in Florida. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the service time Saturday at Fisk Funeral Home. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 03/11/01 Arthur – Gleeda Rebecca Arthur of Bedford, IN, formerly of Needmore, IN, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 27, 1910, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jack and Emma (Smith) Medlock. She married Orville "Buck" Arthur on December 26, 1926, and he died September 12, 1963. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara C. Arthur Turner of Needmore, IN; two son, Billy D. Arthur of Bloomington, IN, and Kenneth W. Arthur of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Bob Medlock, John Medlock, and Hilbert Medlock, all of Bedford, IN, and Charles Medlock of Anderson, IN; three sisters: Vonnie King, Charlotte Amick, and Barbara Williams, all of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; twin sons (in infacy); one sons, Richard Arthur; two brothers, and two sisters. She had been an assembly worker at RCA in Bloomington and attended Assembly of God in Bedford. There will graveside services for Gleeda Arthur at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th, at Hopkins Cemetery with the Rev. J. Dean Pickett officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Conley – Joyce M. Conley of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on March 5, 1931, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Carl N. and Cleta (Pridemore) Chatham. She married Elmer Conley on November 10, 1951, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Mark S. Conley and his wife, Diane of Fairland, IN, and Michael L. Conley and his wife, Missy, of Mitchell, IN; five sisters: Marilyn Robertson of Orleans, IN, Betty Brinkworth and Carole Graham, both of Mitchell, IN, janice Hayes of Campbellsburg, IN, and Margaret Williams of Orleans, IN; one granddaughter and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Beth Ann Conley on August 17, 1995; and one sister, Ellen Jean Boone. She was a homemaker and a 1950 graduate of Orleans High School. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Servies for Joyce Conley will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Rev. B. J.Aderholt, Bro. David Conley, and the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from noon until the service time Wednesday at the church. Shelton – Vivian Irene Shelton of Washington, IN, formerly of Medora, IN, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Prairie Village Living Center in Washington, IN. Born on December 1, 1931 in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of William E. and Lola Marie (Evans) Douglas. She married Roy Shelton in October 1960, and he died in 1982. Surviving are one daughter, Flebia M. Pruitt of Jackson County, IN; three sons: Donald E. Douglas of Ft. Ritner, IN, Terry C. Pruitt of Medora, IN, and John W. Shelton of Illinois; one sister, Lillie Mae Roach of Bedford, IN; one brother, James E. Douglas of Hope, IN; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, William H., and Elmar Douglas; and one sister, Betty M. Douglas in infancy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nazarene Church in Ft. Ritner. There will be graveside services for Vivian Shelton at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17th, at Tunnelton Cemetery with Bro. James Lewis officiating. Friends may call from 9:00-1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/10/01 Evans – Gerald L. Evans of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Born on May 14, 1931, in Washington County, IN, he was the son of Roy M. and Martha Ellen (Temple) Evans. He married Rosalind K. Compton on September 15, 1956, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Mrs. Kia (Susan) Threehawks of Nashville, IN, Mrs. Danny (Lisa) Easterday of Orleans, IN, and Mrs. Tom (Andrea) McCord of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Martha Ellen Evans of Orleans, IN; two brothers, Cletus Evans of Leipsic, IN, and Larry Evans of Paoli, IN; four sisters: Ethel Evans of Orleans, IN, Edna Bagley of Mooresville, IN, Gladys Regan of San Francisco, CA, and Carol Erwin of Lutz, FL; and seven grandchildren. He was a farmer, former owner of Evans Model Cleaners, a building contractor, managed White River Gun Club, a Staff Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War Conflict, and a graduate of Salem High School. He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church, former member of Mitchell Rotary Club, and an avid trap shooter. Services for Gerald Evans will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13th, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Bunn and Robert Kirman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Church. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Lion's Den Coffee House Project or First Baptist Daycare Ministry in care of the funeral home. Meadows – John W. Meadows of Oolitic, IN, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at his residence. Born on February 26, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Mahlon V. and Delmer (Strunk) Meadows. Surviving are one sister, Linda Hughes of Brownsville, TX, and two nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother, Mahlon D. Meadows. He worked at Indiana Limestone Company and was of Pentecostal faith. There will be graveside services for John Meadows at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/09/01 Beasley – Earnest Lee "Earnie" Beasley, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on November 8, 1950, in Los Angeles, CA, he was the son of Earnest L. and Margaret Frances (Dalton) Beasley. He married Patricia L. Bugh on June 26, 1999, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Kelly) Bell of Springville, IN, and Mrs. Shawn (Misty) Flick of Owensburg, IN; one son, Andrew T. Castor of Seymour, IN; his mother, Margaret Vitkoski of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Mrs. Bill (Nancy) Scalf, Kathy Rodman, and Mrs. Brent (Tonya) Hatfield, all of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Jerry D. Cave of Bedford, IN, and Larry Cave of California; one step-son, Jeremy Jones of Bedford, IN; three grandsons, one step-granddaughter, one step-grandson, and several nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Julius Vitkoski. He was a truck driver for M&D Trucking in Loogootee and L&D Dispatch. He was a member of the Bedford Eagles Lodge No. 654. There will be graveside services for Earnest Beasley, Jr. at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th, at Tunnelton Cemetery with Scott Mollett officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Holbrook – Edith Jacqueline "Jackie" Holbrook of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at her residence. Born on September 27, 1936, in Corbin, KY, she was the daughter of Gust and Opal (Bryant) Alsip. She married Earl Holbrook on September 27, 1952, and he died December 17, 1993. Surviving are four sons: Earl Holbrook III, of Bedford, IN, David Holbrook of Bloomington, IN, Dwight Holbrook of Oaktown, IN, and Vincent Holbrook of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Donna Gronski of Bedford, IN, and Regina Terry of Bedford, IN; one sister, Marion Muddiman of Cincinnati, OH; twelve grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. She was retired from factory and retail work in Lawrence County and was a member and past president of BNL Football Mothers. Services for Edith Holbrook will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Rob Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Rainey – James R. Rainey of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2001, at his residence. Born on May 24, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Walter and Erma (Kern) Rainey. He married Lockie Preast, and she died in 1992. Surviving are two sisters, Mildred Callahan and Doris Bartley, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Dale Rainey of Williams, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, four sisters, and three brothers. He was a retired cabinet maker and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was of Methodist faith. There will be graveside services for James Rainey at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 12th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Larry Ritter officiating. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/08/01 Fender – Robert L. Fender of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at his residence. Born on February 23, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Kenneth and Hazel (Hoopingarner) Fender. Surviving are his mother, Hazel Fender of Bedford, IN; one son, Scott Fender of Bedford; one daughter, Tracy Murphy of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sue Johnson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jerry W. Fender of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, John D. Fender. He was an auto mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. The remains will be cremated, and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Hawkins – Virginia R. Hawkins of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Westview Manor. Born on April 23, 1913, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of John and Aretha (Miller) Quillen. She married Robert G. Hawkins on November 11, 1961, and he survives. She was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Fiddler. She formerly worked at Reliance Mfg and as a receptionist for Dr. Joe Dussard. She was a member of Midtown Church of Christ. There will be graveside services for Virginia Hawkins will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10th, at Green Hill Cemetery with Dean Jackson officiating. Friends may call from 1-3:45 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Turpen – Elsie Turpen of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 3, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Wesley and Anna (Crane) Bolton. She married Ray Turpen on August 11, 1928, in Orange County, IN, and he died August 30, 1994. Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Ray Turpen of Bedford, IN, and Larry Wayne Turpen of Salem, IN; one brother, Guy Bolton of LaGrange, IN; one sister, Exie Daugherty of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, an five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; five brothers: Arthur, Everett, Roscoe, Rex, and Emery Bolton; and one sister, Evadna Cummings. She attended Mundell Christian Church and was a member of the Lawrence County Farm Bureau. Services for Elsie Turpen will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 03/07/01 Srygler – Gloria Hope Srygler of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Westview Manor. Born on Jun 32, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of William LeRoy and Violet (Wilson) Colvin. She married Harry Thomas Srygler on January 5, 1943, and he died November 4, 1989. Surviving are three sons: Don Srygler of Florida, Greg Srygler, and Terry Srygler of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ronald Colvin of Michigan; one sister, Patsy Sutton of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of the Eastern Star, First United Methodist Church, and Ladies Auxiliary of VFW. Services for Gloria Srygler will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 12 noon until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Tumey – Coval D. Tumey of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 28, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Elijah and Mary Ethel (Mitchell) Tumey. Surviving are one sister, Gail Franklin of Avoca, IN, three nieces, and six nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Darrell, Morris, Willard, and Carroll Tumey. He was a retired principal and school teacher in Lawrence County, IN, for thirty-five years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Services for Coval Tumey will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Russell Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 03/06/01 Barnett – The Rev. Menlo J. Barnett of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his residence. Born on January 26, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lingle and Nora (Terry) Barnett. He married Joyce Withers on February 23, 1949, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert Barnett of Bedford, IN, and Danny Barnett of Spencer, IN; one daughter, Karon Nowlin of Camapbellsburg, IN; one sister, Ruth Chastain of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Dan E. Barnett of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Barnett; and one sister, Eldena Gabbert. He retired from General Motors in 1973, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and was a retired Baptist minister, having served at Livonia Baptist, White River Baptist, Mt. Horeb Baptist in Orleans, West Baden First Baptist, Ryker Ridge Baptist in Madison, and several interim appointments after retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford and U.A.W. Local #440. Services for the Rev. Menlo Barnett will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 9th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12 noon until the service time Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hoosier Uplands Hospice or the American Cancer Society. 03/03/01 Cannedy – Ralph H. Cannedy, Sr. of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at his residence. Born on December 22, 1904, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Fred and Anna (Brown) Cannedy. He married Alice Daniel on March 17, 1931, in Clearcreek, Monroe County, IN, and she died on October 28, 1993. Surviving are one son Ralph H. Cannedy, Jr. of Bedford, IN; one sister, Reva Jane Kern of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter, Becky Winnegar on April 14, 1999; and two brothers, Roger Cannedy on July 23, 1999, and Raymond Cannedy on August 24, 1992. He was a barber. He was a member and a past Master of Bedford Lodge A&FM, Scottish Rite, and he was affiliated with First Christian Church. There will be no services at this time. Graveside memorial services will be held at a later date at Green Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Nolan – Kathryn P. Nolan of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Surviving are one son, Donald E. Nolan of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Martha Lois Tritle of Mitchell, IN, Judith Ann Wood of Massillon, OH, and Carolyn Sue Sims of Indianapolis; one sister, Wilma Fisher of Kokomo, IN; twelve grandchildren, and eighteen grandchildren. Services for Kathryn Nolan will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6th, at Haverly Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary.


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