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Obituaries 2001 – 09 (September)

09/30/01

Davidson – Alice M. Davidson of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 30, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 12, 1920, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Fisher) McCoy. She married Ernest Davidson in November, 1947, in Kentucky, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four sons: Michael Max Clouse of Bedford, IN, Dean Davidson and Tony Davidson, both of Bloomington, IN, and Gene Davidson of Coatesville, IN; one sister, Peggy Ray of Orleans, IN; one brother, Max McCoy of Orleans, IN; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers: Maurice, James, Cedric, Wilbur, and Richard McCoy.

She was a homemaker and 1938 graduate of Orleans High School. She was a member of Fairview Community Church, Bedford Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame; Life member of Women's International Bowling Congress, and coached youth in Young American Bowling Association for many years.

Services for Alice Davidson will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 12 noon until the service time Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Grissom – Lloyd L. Grissom of Orleans, IN, died Sunday at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on August 2, 1938, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Opal M. and Inice (Johnson) Grissom. He married Linda H. Dassidy on August 4, 1962, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are are two sons, Lloyd E. Grissom of Orleans, IN, and Bobby Dale Grissom of Mitchell, IN; three daughters, Tina Marie Sayre, Tammy Lee Wells, and Angela Lynn Grissom, all of of Orleans, IN; three sisters, Catherine Pridemore and Wanda Pridemore, both of Mitchell, IN, and Ruth Roberts of Florida; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: James Grissom, Opal Grissom Jr., Herbert Grissom, Bobby Dean Grissom, and Carl Grissom; and three sisters, Pauline Hardin, Elsie Leatherman, and Loretta Grissom.

He was retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Services for Lloyd Grissom will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Lee Hogue officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

Hazel – Helen (Parker) Hazel of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 30, 2001 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 18, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Claude E. and Nellie (Blake) Parker. She married Richard J. Hazel on December 20, 1942, and he died May 2, 1994.

Surviving are one son, Daniel Hazel of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Doris Martin of Oolitic, IN, and Lucille Lake of Fayetteville, IN; two granddaughters, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers: Cecil, Claude, and Kenneth Parker.

She worked at RCA for thirteen years and at Burris School in Mitchell.

There will be graveside services for Helen Hazel at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 3rd, at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/27/01

May – Lula E. May of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 17, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert and Leona (Edwards) Prewitt. She married the Rev. Melvin May, and he died in 1977.

Surviving are one daughter, Imogene Jenkins of Bloomington, IN; one son, Francis (Frank) May of Greenwood, IN; one sister, Christina Morris of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Bonnie Fields; three brothers, Sidney, Stanley, and Wendell Prewitt; and four sisters, Gertrude Harris, Goldie Duncan, Opal King, and Daisy Reynolds.

She was a homemaker and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford and the Inner Denominational Church in Medora.

Services for Lula May will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery in Jackson County. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robinson – Howard Robinson of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at his residence. Born on September 10, 1922, in Canada, he was the son of William and Elaine (Mulligan) Robinson. He married Marion Howie in 1948 at Waterford, Ontario, Canada, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Eleaine Rile of Bedford, IN, and Lisa Williams of Dayton, OH; four sons: Robert and William Robinson, both of Bedford, IN, Michael Robinson of Bloomington, IN, and David Robinson of New Carlisle, OH; two sisters, Pearl Frank of Lincoln, NE, and Mae Kosar of Akron, OH; two brothers, James and William Robinson, both of Canada; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joanne Culham, and one brother, Leroy Robinson.

He was retired from U.S. Gypsum in Shoals, IN, and was a World War II veteran of the Canadian Army and U.S. Army. He attended 1st Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Howard Robinson will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to 1st Church of the Nazarene in Bedford.

09/26/01

Funk – Virginia L. Funk of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at her residence. Born on September 5, 1929, in Cloverdale, IN, she was the daughter of Rubert O. and Dorothy Elizabeth (Duggins) Williams.

Surviving are one son, Steven L. Funk of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Deborah Marik of Sandpoint, ID; one brother, Jack Williams of Mitchell, IN; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a retired employee of Spring Mill Inn and a member of First Church of God.

Services for Virginia Funk will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 30th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

09/24/01

Dean – Allen F. Dean of Bedford, IN, died at his residence. Born on May 21, 1968, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Marlon and Carol Dean. He married Deanna Leatherman on December 20, 1998, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his parents of Fishers, IN; paternal and maternal grandmothers of Wisconsin; one sister, Jennifer Murphy of Indianapolis, IN; one step-son, Kenneth Leatherman of Bedford, IN; and two aunts of Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers.

He was a mechanical engineer and a member of the American Society of mechanical engineers.

Services for Allen Dean will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Danny Curry officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Park East in Indianapolis. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/21/01

Dawson – Helen "Jackie" Dawson of Bedford, IN, formerly of Miami, FL, died Friday, September 21, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Born on March 27, 1927, in Orleans, IN, she was the daughter of Russell and Esther (Fields) Dawson.

Surviving are one sister, Russellena "Bobbie" Mellinger of Bedford, IN; two nephews, one great-nephew, two great-nieces, and one great-great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a retired accounts manager for NAPA Parts in Miami, FL. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Bedford, American Legion Gillen Post #33 Auxiliary, 8/40 of Gillen Post #33, and a volunteer worker for Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Services for Helen Dawson will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jerry Kuyk officiating. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hicks – Elizabeth M. "Libby" Hicks of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 21, 2001, at her residence. Born on October 28, 1937, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Van and Carmita (Hill) Bridwell. She married Richard "Jim" Hicks on March 17, 1979 in Bedford, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Cynthia Raines Hunter and Sherry Raines Guthrie, both of Bedford, IN; her step-mother, Violet Neal of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sharon Bridwell Quackenbush of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Dean Raines in infancy; one daughter, Shawn Raines Phillips; one sister, Nancy Bridwell Bundy; and one brother, Robert Dean "Bob" Bridwell.

She retired in 1997 from Dunn Memorial Hospital as an insurance clerk. She was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post Ladies Auxiliary.

Services for Elizabeth Hicks will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

09/20/01

Dwyer – James L. Dwyer of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 4, 1919, in Beckley, WV, he was the son of Lawrence and Lillian (Shorter) Dwyer. He married Leoka Sue Edington on September 26, 1943, in Elnora, IN, and she died on June 12, 1994.

Surviving are two sisters, Betty Imbler and Nelle Porter, both of Ft. Myers, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; six brothers: Richard, Frank, Pat, Hank, Vincent, and Joseph Dwyer; and two sisters, Mary Chandler and Teresa Dwyer.

He was a retired Navy pilot, after twenty-three years of service and having reach the classification of a Silver Eagle, and was owner of Dwyer Real Estate Company. A 1937 graduate of Shoals High School, he attended Indiana University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a life member of American Legion Gillen Post #33, Masonic Lodge, Shrine, Scottish Rite, and Elks Club.

Services for James Dwyer will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Burns City Cemetery (Burns City, IN) with graveside military rites accorded by the Shoals American Legion. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

09/19/01

Robison – Bette R. Robison of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 19, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 12, 1923, in Lafayette, IN, she was the daughter of Ray and Gladys (Cooper) Edwards. She married Ralph W. "Shorty" Robison on August 17, 1941, and he died July 17, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Ray W. Robison and wife, Martha Sue of Mitchell, IN; two sisters-in-law, two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Robert Dale Edwards; and one sister, Mary Carlyn McClure.

A 1941 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School, she was employed during World War II at Duncan Products in Lafayette, producing aircraft instruments. She had worked at Trav-Lers and retired from Naval Surface Warfare-Crane Division in 1981. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Mitchell and Bedford Senior Citizens, a 50 year member of Order of Eastern Star, former secretary of Altrusa, former advisory board member of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, and served several years as a volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was the "Senior" Woman of the Year in 1991, was listed in an edition of "Who's Who in Lawrence County", and was presented with the Hoosier Uplands Area XV Agency on Aging award for being the participant who most reflected the positive spirit of the 1991 Senior Games.

Services for Bette Robison will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Community Foundation for the September 11th Fund.

09/17/01

Hilderbrand – William Thomas "Tom" Hilderbrand of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, September 17, 2001, in West Palm Beach FL. Born on June 24, 1937, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Chloral Hilderbrand and Claris (Hedrick) Hilderbrand Anderson. He married Lana Thompson, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, William Thomas Hilderbrand II, at home, and Ron Hilderbrand of Macon, GA; one daughter, Sheri Caldwell of Dayton, OH; two stepchildren, Shelley Criss of Jasonville, IN, and Kent Delph of Pinetop, AZ; his mother, Claris Anderson of Bedford, IN; his step-mother, Betty Hilderbrand of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Gary Hilderbrand of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Carol Barnhart of Newburgh, IN; one step-sister, Sharon Day of Portland, OR; two half-brother, Mark Anderson of Bedford, IN, and Mike Anderson of Columbus, IN; one half-sister, Beth Anderson of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Chloral Hilderbrand.

He was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Peoples Trust Company in Linton and was vice-chairman of the board and executive vice-president of Stone City Bank in Bedford. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association, a member of the Linton Elks Lodge and Sons of the American Legion. He served in the Indiana National Guard and was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for William Hilderbrand will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 28th, at the Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington with the Rev. Christ McKinney officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Greene County Foundation or to Lawrence County Foundation.

Parker – Clarence William Parker of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 23, 1930, in Hot Springs, AR, he was the son of Harlen William and Myrtle (Hodge) Parker. He married Helen Louis Robbins on June 18, 1960, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Michael Parker of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Cynthia Lynn Kidd of Springville, IN, and Rita Jones of Topeka, KS; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from GM Powertrain in 1991, with forty years of service. He was a member of Grace Baptist church in Springville.

Services for Clarence Parker will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Roscoe Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

vanRiet – Joannes A. vanRiet of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 17, 2001, at his residence. Born on January 30, 1937, in The Netherlands, he was the son of Vincent and Christine vanRiet. He married Jantina on June 13, 1964, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Deborah Davis of Sterling, MA; two sons, Michael vanRiet of California and Anthony vanRiet of San Francisco, CA; two sisters, Marieke vanKessel and Leidie vanRiet, both of The Netherlands; two brothers, Chris vanRiet and Toon vanRiet, both of The Netherlands; and two grandchildren.

He was a tool designer for General Motors in Bedford, IN.

There will be a funeral mass for Joannes vanRiet at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church on Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy in memory of Joannes A. vanRiet.

09/16/01

Flinn – Josephine Flinn of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 16, 2001 at Core Nursing Center. Born on July 20, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Burton) White. She married Edmund Flinn and he died on April 23, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Catherine) Foddrill and Mrs. James (Sue) Standish, both of Bedford, IN; five granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by he husband; one daughter, Laveda Flinn; four brothers, and two sisters.

She worked in several clothing businesses in the Bedford area and was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ.

Services for Josephine Flinn will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19th, at the Pinhook Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Snow – Bonnie Lou Snow of Ocala, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 16, 2001, at Ocala Florida Medical Center. Born on October 7, 1937, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Melville and Viola (Hart) Elrod. She married Paul Warren Snow, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Mike Snow of Shelbyville, IN; two brothers, Bill Elrod of Cape Coral, FL, and John D. Elrod of Orleans, IN; and three sisters: Ina Jean Bledsoe of French Lick, IN, Donna Ludie of Vevay, IN, and Rita Russell of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Sprinkle.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford.

Services for Bonnie Snow will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/15/01

Burton – Georgia C. Burton of Bloomington, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington. Born on February 22, 1904, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph H. and Beatrice (Back) Carpenter. She married J. Kent Burton on November 24, 1924, and he died September 26, 1952.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Burton and wife Kay of Kiawah Island, SC; one grandson, one granddaughter, and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Harold Carpenter; and four sisters: Martha Mannix, Eulah Foddrill, Mary Erwin, and Vernita Driscoll.

She was a 1922 graduate of Mitchell High School and had attended Indiana University. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Beta Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa.

There will be a memorial service for Georgia Burton at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Presbyterian Church with Dr. Byron Bangert and Dr. Tim Jessen officiating. There will be a private family burial in Burton Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Westminster Guild, Bloomington, Mitchell Presbyterian Church Westminster Guild, or Monroe County Public Library. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Knight – Charles D. Knight of East Oolitic, IN, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on November 17, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles L. and Betty (Scoggan) Knight.

Surviving are one son, Eric Knight of Illinois; one daughter, Cindy Knight of Illinois; his mother of Bedford, IN; one brother, Phillip Knight of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Janet Smith of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a painter.

There will be a graveside services for Charles Knight at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18th, at White River Baptist Cemetery, with the Rev. Danny Goens officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

McClintic – Goldie M. McClintoc of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on August 30, 1910, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Ellis and Verna (Green) White. She married Wayne McClintic on September 21, 1932, and he died on June 25, 1960.

Surviving are one brother, John Paul White of Indianapolis, IN; and three sisters: Shirley Cocks of Largo, FL, Rowena Brooks and Priscilla Mann, both of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Ronald W. McClintic and wife Carolyn; granddaughter, Sheila K. McClintic; and two sisters, Ellen Cargas and Geneva Mann.

She was a 1928 graduate of Mitchell High School and was a member of Phi Beta Sorority and Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Services for Goldie McClintic will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Hunn officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Mitchell Manor Auxiliary.

09/14/01

Wever – Dorothy Marie Wever of Bedford, IN, died Friday, September 14, 2001, at her residence. Born on November 18, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Ethel (Burford) Brown. She married Billy Dean Wever on October 13, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Scotty (Ginny) Byers of Oolitic, IN; two sisters, Jean Foddrill and JoAnn Wesner, both of Leesville, IN; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sisters, Oleta Jean, and one brother, Roscoe Brown.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church.

Services for Dorothy Wever will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday September 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 208 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

09/13/01

Hawkins – Faye Hawkins of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 24, 1910, in Clinton, OK, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Myrtie (Webb) Ellis. She married Rubert Hawkins in April 13, 1929, and he died in 1983.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Joanne and Everett Gilliatt of Mitchell, IN, and Marilyn and Donald Barnard of Yuma, AZ; two sons and their wives, Dale and Esther Hawkins of Indianapolis, IN, and Jim and Thuy Hawkins of Pineallas Park, FL; one sister and her husband, Vera and Kenneth Fields of Connersville, IN; fifteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Harold Hawkins in 1993; three brothers, and three sisters.

Services for Faye Hawkins will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Johnson – Dorothy Irene Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 13, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 11, 1926, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Heady) May. She married Kenneth William Johnson on December 10, 2948, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Jan S. Johnson of Bedford, IN, and Jay Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; one daughter, Deborah Floyd of Ellettsville, IN; one brother, Raymond May of Michigan; one sister, Mildred Elkins of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Robert May.

She was a licensed Practical Nurse, working at various hospitals and nursing homes in the Bedford area. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was of Christian faith.

Services for Dorothy Johnson will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/01

Eagans – Edna M. Eagans of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at her residence. Born on September 23, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fate J. and Janie Pemberton. She married George Eagans on June 29, 1947, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Brian Eagans of Bedford, IN; two brothers, James Pemberton and Dale Pemberton, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Annabell Jenkins of Springville, IN, and Evelyn Brewer of Peru, IN; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one sister.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Edna Eagans will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks friends to consider contributions to the American Cancer Society.

09/10/01

Bowman – Gail S. Bowman of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, September 10, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 19, 1922, in Williams, IN, he was the son of Herschel and Glaydeth (Ferguson) Bowman. He married Myra Josephine Fields on January 19, 1944, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Myra G. Grissom of Mitchell, IN; one son, Rick D. Bowman of Columbus, IN; one sister, Evelyn Tumey of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Orley Bowman of Orleans, IN, and Welbon Bowman of Melbourne, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Elbert (Buck) Bowman, Arnold (Doc) Bowman, and Miles Bowman.

He retired as assistant postmaster of the Mitchell Post Office after twenty-four years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving under Gen. Omar Bradley, and a recipient of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart He was a charter member of Woodville Baptist Church where he served as deacon, song leader, building committee treasurer and moderator, and was a member of Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107.

Services for Gail Bowman will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 13th, at Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107 and Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

09/09/01

Fleenor – Chriss Fleenor of Orleans, IN, formerly of Jackson County, IN, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on August 11, 1922, in Sneedville, TN, he was the son of Grant William and Eva (Carrol) Fleenor. He married Gene R. Harvey on May 10, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Kim D. Fleenor, Kevin C. Fleenor, and Dale Fleenor, all of Orleans, IN; one sister, Bina lane of Brownsburg, IN; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers: Eli, Mike, John, Clyde, Ellis Hoyle, and Roy Fleenor; and three sisters: Georgia Privitt, Mabel Prow, and Amanda Fleenor.

He was a retired dairy farmer, had worked for the Department of Natural Resources and Marathon Oil Co., and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II.

Services for Chriss Fleenor will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis VFW Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

Mundy – Dorrie Garfield Mundy of Butlerville, IN, formerly of Huron, IN, died Sunday, September 9, 2001, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, IN. Born on December 28, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of George and Blanche (King) Mundy.

Surviving are his mother, Blanche Mundy of Huron, IN; three brothers, Kenneth Mundy of Oolitic, IN, Darrell Mundy of Shoals, IN, and Stanley Mundy of Mitchell, IN; and one sister, Jean Tolbert of Williams, IN. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

There will be graveside services for Dorrie Mundy at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11th, at Huron Cemetery with Bro. Don White officiating. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

09/08/01

Combs – William F. Combs of Springville, IN, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 12, 1937, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of Willard and Edith (Hueston) Combs. He married Janna Kirkman on April 23, 1960, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Tammi Boudreau of Bourbonnais, IL, and Julie Hudson of Bedford, IN; one brother, Donald Combs of Covina, CA; three granddaughters, two nieces, and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a retired engineer technician at NSWC Crane, worked part time at Auto Zone, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Davis Memorial Church.

Services for William Combs will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Medlock – Ott Bennett Medlock of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 8, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 14, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Walter and Lena (Bennett) Medlock. He married Leona Hines on July 20, 1940, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are twins Rudy Medlock of Wilmore, KY, and Judy Davidson of Lakeland, FL; a son, Steven Medlock of Guilford, IN; one sister, Wyrtus Christopher of Troy, OH; one brother, Walter Medlock of Decatur, TX; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Jeanette Masters, Betty Perry, Barbara Medley, and Geraldine Medlock (in infancy); and one brother, Benzel (in infancy).

He was a retired sales manager with WBIW Radio and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Services for Ott Medlock will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dave Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/07/01

Dumond – James L. Dumond of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 21, 1949, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Franklin James and Flaura Jane "June" (Carroll) Dumond. He married Rhonda Thurman on May 28, 1988, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Robin Young and husband Randy of Mitchell, IN; two sons, Kenny Dumond and fiancee Judy Wood of Orleans, IN, and Jason Connell of Sellersburg, IN; one brother, Henry Frank Dumond of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Georgia Ann Dumond of Mitchell, IN; his grandmother, Clarissie Carroll of Mitchell, IN; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from GM Powertrain and was a member of UAW Local 440 and Indiana Farmers. He was a 1967 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Services for James Dumond will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 10th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in care of the funeral home.

Parks – C. Robert Parks of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, September 7, 2001, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 10, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Wilford and Ada Cleo (Gilliatt) Parks. He married Kathryn A. McPherson on October 18, 1945, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Vickie Lee of Greenwood, IN; one son, Charles Robert Parks II of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Hazel Russell of Mitchell, IN, and Mary F. Kornfield of Tamarac, FL; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Michael David Parks; and two brothers, Clifford and Lowell Parks.

He was a farmer, began Parks Implement Sales in a garage in 1946, and was a bus driver for Mitchell Community Schools for seventeen years. He was a 1944 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228 F&AM, a former member of Mitchell Rotary Club, and served seven years on the Marion Township Advisory Board.

Services for Robert Parks will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 9th, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with the Rev. Raymond Bunn officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 9-11 a.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

09/05/01

Shawver – David M. Shawver of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on March 13, 1953, in Cold Water, OH, he was the son of Walter and Imogene Shawver. He married Janet S. Baker on December 1, 1974, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Amy Shawver of North Dakota; one son, Seb Shawver of Bedford, IN; his parents of Bloomfield, IN; one brother, three sisters, one niece, one nephew, and his maternal grandmother.

He was a registered nurse at Dunn Memorial Hospital and had worked intermittently at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, as a son of a Legionier.

Services for David Shawver will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

09/01/01

Cosner – Mary "Mickey" Cosner of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at Westview Manor Rehab and Nursing Center. Born on October 21, 1917, in Daviess County, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Ruby (McCaffery) Cosby. She married Leonard W. Cosner in 1941, and he died in 1970.

Surviving are two sons, L. Reath Cosner and David Cosner, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Gene Cosby and Don Cosby, both of Washington, IN; three grandsons, one granddaughter, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Helen Cosby; and one brother, Paul Cosby.

She was owner of Cosner's Grocery & Hardware Store for forty-seven years. She was a member of ABWA, First Baptist Church, past member of Dunn Hospital Board, Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority, Pink Ladies, and a volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Services for Mary Cosner will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Limestone Girls Club Building Fund.

Fish – Dale Fish of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at University Heights Convalescent Center in Indianapolis. Born on May 27, 1950, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Kenneth and Mary Frances (Lee) Fish. He never married.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1974 and his father in 2000.

A 1972 graduate of Indiana University, he received a B.S. Degree, Masters Degree in Education, and PhD. in Education. He was an instructor in the I.U. School of Education and worked with the Columbus Schools. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Funeral arrangements for Dale Fish are not available. Ferguson-Lee Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Snow – Robert "Bob" Snow of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at his residence. Born on October 12, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ray W. and Ruby (King) Snow. He married Gilda Gimlin on July 2, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are are one son, Jerry R. Snow of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Bobbi) Fett of St. Louis, MO; one brother, Roger Snow of South Carolina; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Anna Mary) Stonoff of Tempe, AZ; two granddaughters, and two grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Marilyn Cromer.

He was retired from General Motors, where he worked as a contact engineer for over thirty years. He was owner/operator of Snow's Drive for thirty-four years. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Bedford Elks #826, and Bedford Eagles #654.

Services for Robert Snow will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Hospice or the Limestone Girls Club building fund.

Stone – George "Doc" J. Stone, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 1, 2001, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 14, 1930, in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of George J. Stone Sr. and Lolita Morales Stone Perez. He married Nannette Hall, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Ronald George Stone of Arkansas, Ronnie B. Stone of Arizona, and "Stoney" Stone of Georgia; four daughters: Georgia Ann Hazlewood of Georgia, Sandra Phyllis Lindsey of California, Jeana Winegar and Heather Geier, both of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Lolita Morales Stone Perez of Ventura, CA; sixteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

He was a civil service employee for thirty-one years, retiring from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane in 1989, where he was a quality procurement specialist. He had been a civil service pilot and had worked at the Pacific Missile Test Center in Hawaii. He was the owner of a metal plating company, Shawnee Trace Technologies Group. He had been a police officer in Oxnard, CA, was an instructor with Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, a training officer for the Indiana Marshal's office in Nashville, a reserve officer with the Pulaski County, AR Sheriff's Department, and for several years he was a sergeant in the Lawrence County Sheriff Reserve. He was a member of the Knight's of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Police and the Elks Lodge, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for George Stone will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

8/31/01

Doub – Naomi F. Doub of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 31, 2001, at the Hospitality House. Born on September 22, 1921, in Martin County, IIN, she was the daughter of Wesley and Amy (Wright) Roberts. She first married Bill Flinn and he died in 1962. She later married Buster Lee Doub and he died in 1991.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Linda King of Huron, IN, and Marlene Goodson of St. Petersburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, four brothers and six sisters.

She retired from GM Central Foundry after thirty years of employment. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, U.A.W. Local #440, and A.A.R.P.

Services for Naomi Doub will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Spires – Gaylord E. Spires of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 31, 2001, at his residence. Born on July 26, 1942, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ervin and Eva (Livingston) Spires. He married Carol Taylor on October 19, 1987, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Joshua Spires, at home, and Justin Spires; one daughter, Jennifer; two step-daughters, Sandy Weldon and Kim Jones, both of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Jason Wray of Bedford, IN; his mother, Eva of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Rick Spires and Robert Spires, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Mary Ann Graham of Bedford, IN, Junetta Goff of Mt. Gilead, OH, and Jewell Goldsberry of Mooresville, IN; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Donald Spires; and one sister, Joyce Lawsen.

He was retired from CSX Railroad and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post #33, Eagles Lodge, and attended the Free Methodist Church.

Services for Gaylord Spires will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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