top of page

Obituaries 2001 – 05 (May)

05/31/01 Hammond – Henderson "Red" Hammond of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 16, 1929, in Cedar Hill, KY, he awas the son of Denny and Vircie (Dalton) Hammond. He married Rosalie Cheek on May 21, 1948, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Connie Lee (Hammond) Kirkman and her husband, Larry, of Mitchell, IN; one son, Lonnie G. Hammond of Springville, IN; six brothers: Robert Hammond of Springville, IN, Delno Hammond of Belview, OH, Don Hammond of Round Lake, IL, Clifford Hammond, Mark Hammond, and Ronald Hammond, all of Columbus, OH; six sisters: Nellie New and Betty Jo Powels, both of Monticello, KYT, Lynna Turpin of Somerset, KY, Iva Lee Bianchi of Bedford, IN, Raylah Hammond of Winnetka, CA, and Wanda Fese of Northridge, CA; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and one sister. He retired in 19989 as owner and operator of Red's Auto Service and Grocery for thirty years. Services for Henderson Hammond will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Crsthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at the funeral home. 05/30/01 Lane – Frank Ervin Lane of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 10, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Stanley H. and Anna H. (Williams) Lane. He married Rose Ann Mayo on August 14, 1949, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son and daughter-in-law, Steven Scott and Darlene Lane of Owensburg, IN; one former daughter-in-law, Carol Lane; one brother, Loren Lane of Bedford, IN; three granddaughters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Blanche George; and one brother, Leon Lane. He was a railroad worker with CSX Railroad and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict and for eight years as active Army Reserve. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where he served as an usher, and a member of the Railroad Workers Union. Services for Frank Lane will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 1st, at First Assembly of God Church with Pastors John Dodd and Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. Riley – Virginia B. Riley of Williams, IN, formerly of Plainfield, IN, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Kindred Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on January 1, 1917, in Vigo County, IN, she was the daughter of Daniel and Julia (Dersch) Zerweck. She married Billy C. Riley in 1940, and he died in 1994. Surviving are one son, Thomas "Tom" Riley of Williams, IN; one daughter, Margaret "Peg" Kennedy of Robinson, IL; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. She was a homemaker, a member of Williams Church of Christ, and a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Services for Virginia Riley will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Steve Warren officiating. Burial will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Rose Lawn Cemetery in Terre Haute, IN. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/29/01 Gallagher – Joyce M. Gallagher of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Silverville, IN, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Beverly Health Care Center in Bloomington. Born on February 22, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Dewey "Rip" and Ruth (Swango) Hatfield. She married Bernard (Barney) Gallagher on January 26, 1944, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons, B. Michael Gallagher of Evansville, IN, and Thomas G. Gallagher of Bloomington, IN; two daughters, Mrs. Gordon (Margaret) Simmerman of Harrodsburg, IN, and Mrs. Michael (Debra) Hick of Springville, IN; four brothers: Donald Hatfield of Oolitic, IN, Dick Hatfield of Cape Coral, FL, and Doug Hatfield of Lafayette, IN; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Joan) Ducker of Oolitic, IN, and Mrs. Charles (Patty) Hayse of Owensburg, IN; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wayne Hatfield; and one sister, Chloe (in infancy). She was a homemaker and formerly worked at NAD Crane. She was of Baptist faith. Services for Joyce Gallagher will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Haverly – Irene Haverly of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on May 17, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Lela (Terry) Jeffries. She married Lee F. Haverly in July, 1944, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are three sons: Edward L. Haverly and Charles F. Haverly, both of Mitchell, IN, and Philip B. Haverly of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Charles Jeffries of Dinuba, CA, Gordon Jeffries of Sebring, FL, and William Jeffries of Dade City, FL; one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Guilford. She was a housewife, co-owner of Haverly Mortuary, and a 1938 graduate of Bedford High School. Services for Irene Haverly will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 1st, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at Haverly Mortuary. 05/28/01 Powell – Golda M. Powell of Paoli, IN, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Paoli Convalescent Center. Born on September 21, 1920, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Bertha Jane (Busick) Roll. She married Harry Powell on December 26, 1939, and he died August 20, 1978. Surviving are one son, Jerry W. Powell of Orleans, IN; one brother, George Roll of Paoli, IN; one sister, Dorothy Oakley of Paoli, IN; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death. She was a former waitress at the Welcome Inn and the Blue Teapot in Paoli. She was a member of the Paoli Church of the Nazarene. Services for Golda Powell will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31st, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery in Paoli. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Haverly Mortuary. 05/26/01 Prince – Jimmie Edwin Prince of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 6, 1941, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Charles Robert and Erma M. (Jones) Prince. He married Carolyn Sue Beavers on October 13, 1963, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Scott Robert Prince of Bedford, IN; his mother, Erma Prince of Bedford, IN; one sister, Joyce Prince Toliver of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Jamie Lynn Prince in 1971. He had retired in 2001 from RCA Thomson Electronics in Bloomington, after 35 years of service. He was a member of Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club, Eagles, Aerie 654 of Bedford, Sons of the American Legion, and Gillen Post #33 of Bedford. He was of Protestant faith. Services for Jimmie Prince will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Wagner – Louis E. Wagner of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Orleans, IN, died Saturday, May 26, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. He was born on October 16, 1911. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services for Louis Wagner will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30th, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. 05/25/01 Maze – Charlene Maze of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, May 25, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 16, 1933, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Ted and Lois (Blackburn) Beyers. She married Lawrence Maze, Jr., on May 17, 1952, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons: Ted Maze of Oolitic, IN, and Jon Maze of Bedford, IN; her mother, Lois, of Oolitic, IN; three grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Robert Beyers. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. Services for Charlene Maze will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/24/01 Grimes – Roger D. Grimes of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at his residence. Bor on May 13, 1951, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Ben and Norma (Day) Grimes. Surviving are one daughter, Tracey Grimes Capps of Bedford, IN; his parents of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Benny Grimes of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Debra Grimes Padgett of Owensboro, KY; his grandmother, Edith Taylor Day of Mitchell, IN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Grimes; and his grandfather, Lawrence "Chub" Day. Services for Roger Grimes will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Pastor Curtis Hurley officiating. Friends may call from noon until the service time Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Foundation. 05/22/01 Lake – Stephen O. Lake of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 9, 1958, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Oren C. and Jennie P. (Turpin) Lake. Surviving are three sons: Jeremy R. Lake, Jacob S. Lake, and Stephen D. Lake, Jr., all of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Forrest Lake, Joseph Lake, and Charles (Eddie) Lake, all of Bedford, IN; seven sisters: Cheryl A. Richardson of Indianapolis, Tamara F. Brock, Debra L. Walls, and Martha A. May, all of Springville, IN, and Janel E. Sears and Brenda K. Lake, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a mechanic and was of Pentecostal faith. Services for Stephen Lake will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. LaPrairie – Dorothy Y. LaPrairie of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 29, 1912, in Bloomington, IL, she was the daughter of Walter and Fern (Hawkins) Yerke. She married Bernard Paul LaPrairie on February 14, 1942, and he died on April 12, 1983. Surviving are one son, David Paul LaPrairie and wife, Dee, of Acworth, GA; one brother, Donald W. Yerke and wife, Myrtle, of Overland Park, KS; three grandchildren, and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband. She was a retired employee of Lehigh Portland Cement Company. She graduated from Elkhart High School in 1930 and from Elkhart Business College in 1932. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, American Heart Association and a former member of Fleur de Lis and Mitchell Home Demonstration Club. In 1952, she began volunteer work with the Indiana Heart Foundation and in 1955 received a three year Bronze Medallion. She served many years on the State Board of Directors and remained chairman of the Mitchell division and later served as chairman of the South Lawrence Unit, which won many top awards. In 1993 she was honored for her 40 years of service. Services for Dorothy LaPrairie will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 24th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. The graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday at Rice Cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Lawrence County Heart Association in care of Chastain Funeral Home. 05/21/01 Baker – Charles R. Baker, M.D., of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 21, 2001, at his residence. He was born on April 22, 1937, in Bedford, IN. He married Kaye Hartman, and she survives. Surviving with his wife, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, are one son, Charles "Brett" Baker of Fort Myers, FL; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Baker of West Palm Beach, FL; his first wife, Joan R. Baker; one step-daughter, Auriel Edwards; one step-son, Greg Moore; and seven grandchildren. A 1958 graduate of Purdue University, he graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1962. In 1968 he moved to West Palm Beach to practice ophthalmology. Memorial services for Charles Baker were conducted on Thursday, May 24th in North Palm Beach, FL. There will be graveside services at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements. 05/20/01 Clark – Helen V. (Davis) Clark of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at Hospitality House. Born on March 19, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Grace (Moore) Davis. She married Gerald Clark on December 4, 1929, and he died in 1970. Surviving are three sons: Kenneth E. and Vernon LeRoy Clark, both of Bedford, IN, and Richard Dale Clark of Columbus, IN; two daughters, Luella Cagle of Bedford, IN, and Janice Westbrook of Texas; fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Candice Gyger; and one brother, Albert Davis. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Services for Helen Clark will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/19/01 Whiteside – Eliner A.Whiteside of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Essex, MA, died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on April 14, 1924, in Acorn, VA, she was the daughter of Elmer and Sadie (Miller) Brohan. She married Robert F. Whiteside on June 26, 1941, and he died August 5, 1995. Surviving are three sons: William J. Whiteside and John G. Whiteside, both of Baltimore, MD, and Robert F. Whiteside, Jr. of Mitchell, IN; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Elmer Drohan; and one sister, Roberta "Bobbie" Geyer. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. A funeral mass for Eliner Whiteside will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 25th, at St. Claire's Catholic Church in Essex MD. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Gardens in White Marsh. MD. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, May 21st at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, where there will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospitality House in care of Chastain Funeral Home. 05/17/01 Baker – Helen Baker of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Mitchell Manor. Born on December 12, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Richard and Bertha (McPherson) Mosley. She married Paul V. Baker on March 12, 1938, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are her companion, Charles Cummings; one son, Richard Baker of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Sharon Harrison of Bedford, IN; one sister, Margarot Dobbins of Greenfield, IN; three brothers: James H. Mosley and Richard Mosley, both of San Diego, CA, and Hugh Mosley of Naples, FL; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Francis Mosley; and one granddaughter. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. A private graveside service for Helen Baker was held on Friday, May 18th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. There was no calling, and arrangements were under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Nash – Roger Dale Nash of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 1, 1943, in Edmonson County, KY, he was the son of Elmer and Leavie (Whalin) Nash. He married Karen Atchison on November 17, 1962, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Tina Louise King and Sherri Nash, both of Mitchell, IN; one son, DeWayne Nash of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Floyd Nash of Williams, IN, and Jerry Nash of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Dorothy Clem of Florida, Norma Marcum of Indianapolis, and Joyce King of Mitchell, IN; and eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Delbert Nash; two sisters, Lorene Clifton and Gladys Fulton; and one grandson, Travis Nash. He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator with thirty-one years of service. Services for Roger Nash will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. 05/16/01 Christy – Lloyd Dale Christy of Silver Springs, FL, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his residence. Born on April 6, 1918, in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of John Ray and Alice Hazel (Roche) Christy. He married Hilda Irene McClelland on September 4, 1936, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Beth Kacher and husband Gene of Mitchell, IN; one son, Lloyd David Christy and wife Cathy of Valparaiso, IN; one sister, Vivian Decker of Silver Springs, FL; seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Heite and Louise Apache. He was a retired plumbing contractor and a member of the Assembly of God in Silver Springs. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 20th, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Sutter – Virginia R. (Mathis) Sutter of Boynton Beach, FL, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Manor Care Nursing Center in Boynton Beach. Born on July 13, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William L. and Sarah (Mitchell) Williams. She was first married to William O. Mathis, and he preceded her in death in 1982. She later married Leonard Sutter, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She retired from Indiana University as a Clerk and was a member of Pinhook Church of Christ in Lawrence County, IN. Services for Virginia Sutter will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 21st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Brad Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Zollman – Maurice "Jack" Zollman of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 3, 1921, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Maurice and Lona Zollman. He married Maxine Hague in 1947 in Washington County, IN, and she survives. Surviving with with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Julia) Wickes of Indianapolis, IN, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Priscilla) Ball of Fairfax, VA; one sons, John W. Zollman of Bedford, IN; one sister, Mary Rose Haverland of Bedford, IN; and six grandchildren. He was an auto dealer for over fifty years, owning the Bedford Auto-Cadillac & Oldsmobile Dealership, and associated with Hubler Auto for ten years following his retirement. He was a licensed embalmer and funeral director at Hague Funeral Home in Medora, IN, for twenty-five years. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church and American Legion Gillen Post #33. Services for Maurice Zollman will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the Lawrence County Community Foundation, checks made payable to the Lawrence County Community Foundation, designated to the Zollman Fund. 05/15/01 Francis – Patricia Ann Francis of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at her residence. Born on April 14, 1942, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ottis Junior and Roxie (York) Dixon. Surviving are one daughter, Rebecca McCoy of Florida; three sons: Franklin McCoy of Illinois, Stanley Wayne McCoy of Texas, and Rusty Albietz of Georgia; three sisters: Della Knight of Orleans, IN, Dora Wittmer of Evansville, IN, and Becky Crosby of Mitchell, IN; five brothers: Larry Dixon, Mike Russell, and Roger Russell, all of Mitchell, IN, Phillip Dixon of Paoli, IN, and Jack Russell of North Vernon, IN; and thirteen grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Marvin Dixon, Jimmie Russell, and Bryan Russell; and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Services for Patricia Francis will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17th, at the Church of Jesus Christ with Elder Steve Epley officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Thursday at the church. 05/14/01 Hunter – Marilyn Jane Hunter of Heltonville, IN, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 11, 1949, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary (East) Hillenburg. Surviving are two daughters, Melissa (Missy) Judah and Melinda (Mindy) Busch, both of Bedford, IN; her parents of Heltonville, IN; one brother, Donald Hillenburg of Heltonville, IN; four granddaughters, three grandsons, one niece, one nephew, two aunts, and one uncle. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Maude and Loris Hillenburg; and maternal grandparents, Dorotha and Perry East. She was a factory worker at Visteon in Bedford. She was a member of Mundell Christian Church and the I.U.E. Union Local #907. Services for Marilyn Hunter will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Wardrip – The Rev. Howard Wardrip of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at his residence. Born on July 2, 1920, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of Luther Howard and Ellen (Cannon) Wardrip. He married Vera Fletcher on April 12, 1942, and she died August 17, 1984. He married Mary McKinney on July 6, 1985, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Sarah Reagan of Clay City, OH; two step-daughters, Donna Decker and Cheryl Wood of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mae Clark of Louisville, IN; three grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, four half-brothers, and two half-sisters. He retired from the United Methodist Church ministry in 1982 and was currently pastoring at Mr. Lebanon United Methodist Church in French Lick. During his 54 years in the ministry he served at English, Leavenworth, West Baden, Austin, Clay City, Milroy, Mitchell, Medora, Bono, Tunnelton, Shoals, and as interim minister at Mitchell First Christian Church. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville and the Louisville Theological Seminary. He was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Funeral services for the Rev. Howard Wardrip will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 18th, at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with District Superintendent Rev. Michael Anderson and the Rev. Jack Shake officiating. The graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. in St. Peter's Cemetery in Clay City, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. 05/13/01 Adams – Olga Maria Adams of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at the home of her grandson in Bedford. Born on February 4, 1921, in Coconut Grove, FL, she was the daughter of Roy and Ida (George) Peyton. She married Paul Adams on August 8, 1938, and he died in 1995. Surviving are one son and his wife, George and Patricia Adams; one daughter-in-law, Joanne Adams; one brother, William Peyton of Westfield, IN; two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson, all of Bedford, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Paul Michael Adams in 1991; one sister, Angela Dillman; and three brothers: Elmer, George, and Harold Peyton; She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society. There will be a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 16th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where a rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent's School or Hoosier Uplands Hospice. Maddox – John B. Maddox of Cottonwood, AZ, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 13, 2001 at Arbors Nursing Home in Arizona. Born on June 24, 1920, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Pearl (Cobb) Maddox. Surviving are two daughters, Sharyn Joseph of Cornville, AZ, and Linda Clark of Spencer, IN; one son, John Curtis Maddox of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother (in childhood). He was retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Services for John Maddox will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Earl W. Snow officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/11/01 Beasley – Morrell Beasley of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 11, 2001 at White River Lodge. Born on January 18, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ollie E. and Dora Belle (Clifford) Beasley. He married Ida Rose Hart on August 19, 1939, and she died on August 15, 1984. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Kerry and Mary Beasley and Kevin and Debbie Beasley, all of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Ruth Johnson and Margaret J. Keithley, both of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and long-time friend and companion Millie Schlenker of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; four brothers: Ted, Gus, Louis, and Glen Beasley; and two sisters, Lora Beasley Cooper and Clara Ethel Beasley (in infancy). He was retired from General Motors, a 1936 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and a former member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a lay minister. He also was a life member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion, Voiture 40 & 8, and Bedford Boat & Sportsman's Club. Noted for playing baseball, he was the last original member of the Bedford A.C.'s and coached baseball in the community for many years. Services for Morrell Beasley will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Ted Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Speer – Oneita Lillian Speer of Florence, AL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at her residence. Born on October 14, 1912, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Lyman and Lena May (Reynolds) Jewell. She was married to Clyde Speer for sixty years, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Rita Graves of Florence, AL; one sister, Orpha Purlee; three granddaughters, six great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and two brothers, Oral and Omar Jewell. She had worked as a teller at the Stone City National Bank and was a charter member of the Southland Church of Christ. Services for Oneita Speer will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 14th at the Southland Church of Christ with Bros. Baxter Graves and Pat Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and fromn 9 a.m. until the service time on Monday at the church. 05/10/01 Robertson – Phyllis J. Smith Robertson of Carmel, IN, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at St. Vincent's Hospice in Indianapolis. Born on September 7, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred L. and Della M. (Pruett) Smith. She married Don Robertson, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter and her husband, Belinda and Richard Pflueger; two brothers, James G. Smith of Bedford, IN, and Jerry L. Smith of Lawrence, IN; one grandson, one granddaughter, and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents. For many years she and her husband owned and operated Robco Distributing Inc. Services for Phyllis Robertson will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Russell P. Blowers officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthave Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent Hospice of Indianapolis. 05/09/01 Hall – Mary Alice Corey Hall of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on August 11, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Lindon (Bud) and Eugenia (Harper) Rock. She first married Everett Corey; she later married Joe Hall. Surviving are three daughters and their husbands: Donna & Kevin Burgess of Bedford, IN, Paula & Charles Feldhaus of Jeffersonville, IN, and Tammy & William Corps of Martinsville, IN; one son and his wife, James & Athena Corey of Bedford, IN; her father and step-mother, Lindon and Georgeanna Rock of Francisco, IN; two sisters, Dena of Francisco, IN and Lia of Arizona; one brother, August of Florida; one half-brother, Denny Chenault; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and one aunt. She was preceded in death by her mother; one son, Charles Ray; one sister, Lynette; and one great-grandson. She was a homemaker and attended East Oolitic Community Church. There will be graveside services for Mary Hall at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 14th, at the Hilltop Cemetery with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Whitted – Richard "Dick" Whitted of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at his residence. Born on January 9, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of John Floyd and Hazel Pauline Chaney Whitted. He married Bessie McKinney on December 24, 1960, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one nephews, Davis W. Luttrell, who was raised in the home; one grandson, Dylan Luttrell, and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loren Arnold Whitted and John Floyd Whitted, Jr. He retired from Westinghouse Corporation on February 1, 1989, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the 5th Armored Division, 8th Reconnaissance Co. of Ft. Carson, CO. He attended Shawswick High School and graduated from Lincoln Extension Institute in 1971. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and 39th Street Christian Church, where he was a deacon and an elder. Services for Richard Whitted will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12th, at the 39th Street Christian Church with Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice, Mitchell, IN. 05/06/01 Simmerman – Dewey E. (Punk) Simmerman of Williams, IN, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 17, 1917, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Judah (Fields) Simmerman. He married Mary Browning, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Tom Super of Mitchell, IN, and Rick Simmerman of Fayetteville, IN; one sister, Mary Harris of Chicago, IL; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters. He had worked at NWSC Crane and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Corps. He was a member of V.F.W. Services for Dewey Simmerman will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Merla Craig and Jim Crane officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Regular Baptist Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/04/01 Decker – Frank W. Decker, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 4, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 12, 1934, in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of Frank W. and Margaret (Cooper) Decker Sr. He married Donna L. McKinney on September 30, 1986, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Kim Ann Holt of Mitchell, IN; two sons, Frank W. Decker III of Chicago, IL, and William A. Decker of Lawrenceville, IL; one step-daughter, Shawna D. Williams of Simpsonville, SC; one step-son, Jered M. Horn of Concord, NC; two sisters, Pearl Linkey and Alice Williams, both of New York; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was owner of Adventure America Publishing and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 350 and was affiliated with Work of God and First Assembly of God. He was a member of Hoosier Hills Emmaus, Gideon International, Promise Keepers, and was past-president of Christian Crusaders. He was a board member of Lawrence County Prevention of Child Abuse and a member of American Handyman of America. Services for Frank Decker will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 7th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastors Dwight Dunbar and John J. Dodd officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service time on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon International in care of the funeral home. 05/03/01 Maxwell – Gerry L. Maxwell of Lawrence County, IN, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his residence. Born on May 8, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Edgar and Sharon (Hall) Maxwell. He married Ann Sallade, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are his parents, of Bedford, IN; and two brothers, Danny Maxwell of Indianapolis and Bill Maxwell of Bedford, IN. There will be a memorial service for Gerry Maxwell at a later date. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Roberts – Marvin L. Roberts of Owensburg, IN, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 11, 1937, in Greene County, IN, he was the son of Ora M. and Jennie G. (Ford) Roberts. He married Judith G. Ritchie on May 14, 1963, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Marvin Leo Roberts II of Owensburg, IN, and Chris Wesley Roberts of Lyons, IN; one daughter, Kimberlee Pridemore of Bedford, IN; one sister, Marian Pettyjohn of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren, one niece, and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister in infancy. He was a limestone sawyer and worked at Cosner's Gun Shop. He retired in 1986. He attended Owensburg Baptist Church. There will be graveside services for Marvin Roberts at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5th, at Owensburg Cemetery with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/02/01 Robinson – Reva J. (Stancombe) Robinson of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 22, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert Dale and Betty Maxine (Chenault) Stancombe. She married Robert J. Robinson, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are her parents are her parents of Bedford, IN; one sister, Rita K. Waggoner of Bedford, IN; and one brother, Tim P. Stancombe of Bedford, IN. She had worked at Visteon since 1978. Services for Reva Robinson will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 05/01/01 Banks – Claude "Tub" Banks of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at his residence. Born on April 17, 1927, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Avery and Iva A. (Walker) Banks. He married Helen Glasgow on March 1, 1946, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are four sons: Ronald Banks of Oolitic,IN, Dana R. Banks, Jerry Dean Banks, and Roger Banks, all of Springville, IN; one daughter, Donna Ratkovich of Springville, IN; two brothers, James Banks of Mitchell, IN, and Robert Banks of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Phyllis Andis of Springville, IN; twelve grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alva and Harry Banks; and one sister, Maude Banks. He was a retired farmer and a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Services for Claude Banks will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Wray – Michael Duane Wray, St. of East Moline, IL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in East Moline, IL. Born on December 19, 1947, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Paul Wray and Betty Maxine (Dotts) Wray. Surviving are his mother, Betty Maxine Dotts Chapman; two daughters, Michelle Wray and Holly Wray, both of Bedford, IN; one son, Michael Wray, Jr. of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Sherry Hillenburg and Brenda Elliott, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Joe Bill Watterson of Bedford, IN, and Larry Wray of Morgantown, IN; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Reynolds of Bedford, IN; his paternal grandmother, Lois Darlage of Florida; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Sandra S. Wray on February 26, 2001. He was a superintendant/operator for Murphy Bros. Pipeline Company in Illinois and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Midwest Operators & Engineers Local #150 of Country Side, IL, Moose Lodge, Eagles Lodge, American Legion and V.F.W. Services for Michael Wray will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Zeeks – Dorothy Lee Zeeks of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 23, 1931, in Chevrolet, KY, she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Sallie (Scott) Ely. She married Jack Zeeks, Sr. on February 12, 1949, and he died December 23, 1994. Surviving are two sons, Jack Zeeks, Jr. and Jim Zeeks, both of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Brenda Gail McBride of Orleans, IN; her mother, Sallie Hopper of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: James Ely, Sam Ely, and Nate Ely, all of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Alline Spears of North Vernon, IN, and Frances Tolbert of Mitchell, IN; three half-brothers: David Ely, Homer Ely, and Arnold Ely, all of Virginian; three half-sisters: Wanda McFarland of Ohio, and Rickie Musick and Pauline Thompson, both of Virginia; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; two brothers, Britt and Tom Ely; and a half-brother, Tony Ely. She retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division and was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Services for Dorothy Zeeks will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Russ Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8:30 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. 04/29/01 Lynn – Kathryn L. Lynn of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the Hospitality House in Bloomington. Born on April 10, 1921, in Mitchelville, TN, she was the daughter of William Ross and Grace O'Dell (Worley) Summers. She married Clovis Lynn, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. James (Brenda) Moyna of Ellettsville; two sisters, Ova Christine Baxter of Shoals, IN, and Mabel R. Hyatt of Lexington, IN; two brothers, George Summers of Columbus, IN, and Bill Summers of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, and three grandsons. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda L. Weaver; and two brothers, Jack W. Summers and William Edward Summers. She was a homemaker and a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Services for Kathryn Lynn will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.


9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Obituaries 2001 – 12 (December)

12/31/01 Reuter – Raymon E. Reuter of Bedford, IN, died at his residence. Born on May 5, 1951, in Germany, he was the son of Gordon and Morgot (Diehl) Reuter. Surviving are twin daughters, Alisha a

Obituaries 2001 – 11 (November)

11/30/01 Peyton – Ronald Charles Peyton of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 30, 2001, at his residence. Born on December 1, 1935, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Harold and Edna (Henson) Peyt

Obituaries 2001 – 10 (October)

10/31/01 Craig – Nellie C. Craig of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on July 14, 1917, in Perry County, IN, she was the daughter of Willia

bottom of page