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Obituaries 2002 – 02 (February)

02/28/02

Ball – Brooklynn Grace Ball, infant daughter of Craig and Brook (Cavins) Ball of French Lick, IN, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born February 28, 2002.

Surviving with her parents are maternal grandparents, Deanna Brazzell and Scott Cavins, both of Orleans, IN; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Collen Ball of French Lick, IN; paternal great-grandmother, Patricia Ball; and maternal great-grandparents, Charles and Shirley Brazzell of Bedford, IN.

Services for Brooklyn Ball will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Bonds Chapel Cemetery in Orleans, IN. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/27/02

Tow – Emily Tow of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 29, 1911, in Brownsville, KY, she was the daughter of Jim and Louella (Basham) Houchin. She married Walter Tow, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mapha Jean Beavers of Mitchell, IN; three sisters, Pernie Mesarosh of Mitchell, IN, Hazel Houchin of Louisville, KY, and Dora Luttrell of Brownsville, KY; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers, Jack, Ed, and Ellis Houchin; and three sisters, Della Miller, Myrtle Carter, and Emma Houchin.

She had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing and was a member of Charity Chapel.

Services for Emily Tow will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2nd, at Chastain Funeral Home. 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.

02/26/02

Kelso – Roy M. Kelso, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, in Daytona Beach, FL. Born on September 8, 1931, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Victor and Eula (Burris) Kelso. He married Evelyn Kelsay on May 30, 1954, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Pam Bledsoe of Avon, IN, and Jane Ann Marshall of Arroyo Grande, CA; one son, Monty Kelso of Laguna Niguel, CA; one sister, Vonda Wesner of Marion, OH; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was co-owner and operator of Kelso Orchard, a farmer, auctioneer, and realtor. He was a 1949 graduate of David Lipscomb High School in Nashville, TN, and a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Oasis Christ Fellowship (nondenominational) in Ormond Beach, FL, and was instrument in coordinating interracial prayer meetings in Florida.

Services for Roy Kelso will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 4th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Wesner officiating. The cremains will be interred in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the service Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts are directed to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Peterson – Paul Peterson of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 3, 1930, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, he was the son of Brutus and Esther (Crauthamel) Peterson. He married Nancy Everett on December 19, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Darwin Petersen of Bedford, IN; three daughters, Marilyn Armstrong of Bedford, IN, Becky Mundy of Williams, IN, and Janet Jackson of Mt. Vernon, IN; one brother, Howard Petersen of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; six sisters: Helen Becker of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Dorothy Garrett of Tallmadge, OH, Phyllis Gatain of Stow, OH, Grace Selby of Hot Springs Village, AR, Evelyn Gallant and Esther Chapman, both of Boston, MA; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Owen and Harry Petersen; and one sister, Ruthie, in infancy.

He was the retired owner of Petersen Wood Products, a farmer, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He attended Owensburg Baptist Church and was a member of the Lawrence County Cattlemen's Association and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

There will be services for Paul Petersen at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 1st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Adams and Jim Olinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Owensburg Baptist Church.

Stafford – Wayne Stafford of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at his residence. Born on January 31, 1924, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Claude and Pearl (Flynn) Stafford. He married Pauline Tolliver on December 17, 1942, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are are five children: Fran (Stafford) Cobb of Bedford, IN, Ann (Stafford) Hillenburg of Heltonville, IN, Danny Stafford of Heltonville, IN, Claude (Tom) Stafford of Bedford, IN, and Claudia Terri (Stafford) Stillions of Bedford, IN; three sisters, Linda (Stafford) Murphy of Columbus, IN, Kathleen (Stafford) Smith of Bedford, IN, and Naoma (Stafford) Pace of Bedford, IN; eighteen grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Dwight Stafford; one sister, Roberta (Stafford) Norman; and one brother-in-law, John Tolliver, Jr., with whom he had lived for thirty-five years.

He worked at Indiana Limestone Company for twenty-three years and was a retired carpenter. He was a member and deacon at Judah Church of Christ.

Services for Wayne Stafford will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28th, at the Judah Church of Christ with Bro. Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Judah Church of Christ.

Thompson – Charles Edward (Corky) Thompson of Bloomington, IN, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at his residence. Born on January 15, 1935, in Harrisburg, IL, he was the son of Bernard and Rita L. (Hughes) Thompson Tompkins. He married Sharon R. Goode, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Rita L. Tompkins of Evansville, IN; one daughter, Terri L. Lichtenber of Indianapolis; two sons, Maurice (Rees) Thompson and Douglas E. Thompson, both of Indianapolis; one brother, Richard L. Thompson of St. Louis, MO, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Thompson and his step-father, Roy L. Tompkins.

He was a graduate of Evansville Central High School, where he received a variety of letters in five different sports and was named to the all-state football team. He attended the University of Evansville (B.S.M.E.), where he was president of his senior class, Wing Commander of the Air Force ROTC unit and received the Kiwanis Award in football. He subsequently received the U. of E. Distinguished Alumni Award. He then attended Indiana University (M.B.A.). He was employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Crane, where he held the positions of Director of Resources and Planning, Director of Weapons Quality Engineering Center, Deputy Director of Ordinance Engineering Department, and Director of the Electronic Support Department. Upon his retirement in 1992, he received the Distinguished Civil Service Award.

There will be a memorial service for Charles Thompson at a later date. Services are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital or Monroe County Y.M.C.A.W.I.S.E.

02/24/02

Voorhies – Kenneth Paul "KP – Pete" Voorhies of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, February 24, 2002, following an auto accident. Born on May 3, 1981 in Bedford, IN, he was the son of John David and Darlene (Cummings) Voorhies.

Surviving are his parents of Mitchell, IN; twobrothers, Michael Raymond Voorhies of Huron, IN, and Charles David Knight of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Nanette Dorsett of Harrodsburg, IN, and Tracey Christenberry of Bedford, IN; grandparents, Marjorie Voorhies and Raymond and Pauline (Hatfield) King, all of Mitchell, IN; he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Tirey Voorhies.

He was a 1999 graduate of Mitchell High School and received the Brian Scott Keane Award in 1996. He had attended ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis and had formerly been employed at Stone City Products.

Services for Kenneth Voorhies will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/23/02

Hale – Floyd Hale, Jr. of Oolitic, IN, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 12, 1927, in Needmore, IN, he was the son of General Floyd and Carrie Ann (Honeycutt) Hale.

Surviving are two sisters, Wilma Stailey of Oolitic, IN, and Mary Winkler of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Dale Eugene Hale, and by one sister, Wanda Stafford in 1997.

He was a retired guard at RCA-Thompson Consumer Electronics and was a member of the Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Services for Floyd Hale will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Huff – Kirsten Aline Huff, infant daughter of Randy and Sandra (Staggs) Huff of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 23, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on February 23, 2002.

Surviving with her parents are two sisters, Erica and Elizabeth, and one brother, Zachary, all of Bedford, IN; maternal grandparents, Perry and Jeanette Staggs of Camby, IN; paternal grandparents, Clayton and Armina Huff of Elwood, IN; maternal great-grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Charles Scalf of Ft Meyers, FL; paternal great-grandmother, Beatrice Witt of Madison, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services for Kirsten Huff will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Terry Staggs and Vernon Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/22/02

Conklin – Lorene E. Davis Conklin of Trinity Springs, IN, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on September 16, 1911, she was the daughter of William and Annie (Fields) Davis. She married Lewis Stone Conklin on March 23, 1940, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband of Trinity Springs are two sons, Robert "Doc" Conklin of Loogootee, IN, and Steven "Duke" Conklin of Shoals, IN; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

She was a homemaker and was of Protestant faith.

Services for Lorene Conklin will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/20/02

Herod – Richard Herod of Spencer, IN, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 23, 1932, in Detroit, MI, he was the son of John and Margaret (Kocsis) Herod.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Ann Fields and Jamie Lynn Boone, both of Bedford, IN; one son, Mark Charles Herod of Bedford, IN; one brother, John Herod of South Bend, IN; eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Loretta Erdmann and Deloris Fortner.

He was retired from GE in Bloomington and worked part time for Ace Rent-A-Car.

Services for Richard Herod will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hollowell – Emmett B. Hollowell of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at his residence. Born on July 18, 1909, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of James Riley and Nancy (Dean) Hollowell. He first married Iris Patricia Theobold on June 29, 1944, and she died in 1991. He married Betty Overstreet on September 18, 1991, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Gail Robinson of Swiss City, IN, and Karen Rhorer of Oolitic, IN; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, three brothers, and two sisters.

He was retired from Central Foundry Division of General Motors and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a life-long member of the D.A.V. and a member of the Bedford Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services for Emmett Hollowell will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23rd, at the Bedford Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by member of American Legion Gillen Post #33.. Friends may call from noon until 9 PM Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 AM until the service time Saturday at the church.

02/19/02

Blackwell – Birtle C. Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1912.

Surviving are one son, Dean Blackwell of Bedford, IN; one half-brother, Dale Deckard of Bedford, IN; one grandson, and two great-grandchildren.

She was retired from Ralph Rogers Co. and had worked as a custodian at the vocational school.

Funeral services for Birtle Blackwell will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mathews – Robert Lewis Mathews of Madison Heights, MI, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at his residence. Born on June 28, 1925, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Harry L. and Mary (Lewis) Mathews. He married Shirley Trinkle on January 31, 1948, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Nancy Wallace of Indianapolis and Mrs. Don (Carol) Kolesar of Louisville, KY; two sons, Richard Mathews of Pontiac, MI, and Todd Mathews of Woodbridge, VA; two sisters, Margaret Patton of Bloomington, IN, and Mrs. Frank (Jane ) Braman of Mitchell, IN; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired from General Motors Corporation in Warren, MI, was a 1943 graduate of Mitchell High School, a graduate of Purdue University, and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Warren, MI, a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250, and a 50-year member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge #228.

There will be a graveside service for Robert Mathews at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 24th, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. William F. Sweigart officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/18/02

Medley – Luke Medley of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at his daughter's home in Orleans, IN. Born on January 30, 1924, in a log cabin in Harrison County, IN, he was the son of Toy and Mary Vesta (Murr) Medley. He maried Lavon E. Neal in 1943, and she died in 1966. He married Barbara J. (Medlock) Gill in 1966, and she died in 1990. He married Jean Richardson on January 26, 1991, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons, Brent Gill of Seymour, IN, Jim Gill, and Time King,, both of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Patty Richardson and Judy Medley, both of Orleans, IN, and Nina McBride and Pam McIntyre, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters, Marie Werkmeister of Iowa, Margaret Mecca of Wyoming, and Emma Ryan of Louisiana; sixteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives and two brothers, Willard and Richard Medley.

He was a janitor and maintenance man from 1960-1983, a truck driver from 1983 to 2001, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

There will be a memorial service for Luke Medley at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 25th, at the Free Methodist Church. His body has been donated to the Indiana University School of Medicine. Memorial contributions for cancer research may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority in care of Annabelle Pinnick, P.O. Box 222, Orleans, IN 47452. Alpha Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

02/17/02

Woods – Walter Ross Woods of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, February 17, 2002, at his residence. Born on September 8, 1921, in Browns, IL, he was the son of Frank and Roxanna (Riggs) Woods. He married Geraldine Thornton, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Patrick Ross Woods of Edgewater, MD; one daughter, Sandra Marion of Sarasota, FL; one daughter-in-law, Dawn Woods of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Woods, and one brother.

He was a retired draftsman from N.A.D. Crane and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge.

There will be a memorial service for Walter Woods on Thursday, February 21st at 3:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/16/02

Laux – Heidi Sue Chastain Laux of Marion, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 16, 2002, at her residence. Born on March 13, 1966, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Stanley and Paula (Bridwell) Chastain.

Surviving are two daughters, Erika and Amber Laux, both of Marion, IN; her parents, Stanley and Paula Chastain of Bedford, IN; one brother, Thomas J. Chastain of Bedford, IN; grandfather, Clyde Chastain of Bedford, IN; She was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Erik Chastain; grandparents, Paul and Eunice (Qualkinbush) Bridwell, and Florence Elizabeth (McKinney) Chastain.

She was a social services coordinator for Carey Services in Marion and attended St. Paul's Catholic Church. She was a 1984 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and received a degree in psychology from Purdue University in 1988.

Services for Heidi Laux will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 20th, at the Bedford Free Methodist Church with Dr. Darold Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Memorial gifts may be sent to Erika and Amber Laux Trust in care of the funeral home.

02/14/02

Butler – Maxwell Eugene Butler of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 27, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Burt and Winnie (Brock) Butler. He married Matricia Keithley on December 25, 1949, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Maxwell Steven Butler; one daughter, Melodee Ann Charlesworth, both of Oolitic, IN; and one brother, Joseph Butler of Paso Robels, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Olan Ray and Wilber Dale Butler.

He retired from Cunningham Construction, a graduate of Fayetteville High School, and a WW II veteran serving in France as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Voiture 40/8, and V.F.W.

Services for Maxwell Butler will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Hospice.

Ryan – Melvina Ryan of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 14, 2002, at her residence. Born on August 7, 1927, in Oolitic, IIN, she was the daughter of Dewey and Pearl (Covey) Chenault. She married John Wesley Ryan on January 16, 1945, and he died in 1993.

Surviving are two sons, Rick Ryan of Bedford, IN, and Ronnie Ryan of Avoca, IN; one daughter, Sherry Turner of Bedford, IN; three sisters, Dorothy Elder of Indianapolis, Betty Stancombe and Erma Haws, both of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, Rick Ryan, John Cummings, and Amy Hopkins; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Dewey Dale Chenault.

She retired as a cook and custodian at Shawswick School and attended Dive Christian Church.

Services for Melvina Ryan will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Cay & Carter Mortuary.

02/13/02

Beretta – Martha Lee Beretta of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at Westvieew Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on April 24, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Leroy and Hester (Chastain) Cave. She married Loris C. Beretta on August 2, 1936, in Lawrenceville, IL, and he died on February 7, 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Loris L. (Lou) Beretta and wife Bernadette of Fredericksburg, TX, and Net C. Beretta of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Ann Brown and husband Larry of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren: Stephanie Beretta Dalton, Carmella Beretta Newton, Jason Beretta, Brett Brown, and Erin Brown; eight great-grandchildren: Clint, Colt, and Cade Dalton, Andrew and Breanna Endris, Wyatt Newton, Victoria and Austin Brown; one sister, Marie Stipp and husband John; close family friend, Pam Winkler, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Joe H. Cave; three sisters: Ada Moser, Hilda Risacher, and Wilma Jean Boone; and one great grandchild, Jessica Nicole Beretta Endris.

A 1934 graduate of Bedford High School, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

There will be graveside services for Martha Beretta at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 15th, at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ronald Mercer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 1409 K Street, Bedford, IN. Arrangements are in charge the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wilder – Tudor Wayne Wilder of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 12, 1905, in Cedar Rapids, IA, he was the son of Stephen W. and Bertha L. Wilder. He married Ruth Lindsey in 1937, and she died in 1983. In June 1984, he married Miriam Moore and she died in April 2000.

Surviving are three grandsons, Cameron Wilder, Scott Wilder, and Corey Wilder; two great-grandchildren, Lynn Wilder and Stephen Wilder, all o of California; his daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Wilder of California; one nephew, Edward (Bud) Hollander of Arizona. He was preceded in death by two wives and one son, Stephen Wilder in January 1996.

He attended Polk Grade School and Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, IA, and was a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he was the Big Ten Diving Champion in his senior year. He was the owner of Wilder Grain Elevators in Iowa.

Services for Tudor Wilder will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service time Friday. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, February 18th, at the Turner Mortuary East in Cedar Rapids, IA. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

02/12/02

Cummings – Leroy E. Cummings of Tinley Park, IL, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, IL. Born on June 6, 1935, in Columbus, OH, he was the son of Carl and Pauline (Jenkins) Cummings. He married Patricia McCullough on September 24, 1955, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, David Cummings of Oak Forest, IL, and Carl Cummings of Hammond, IN; one sister, Patricia Cummings of Steger, IL; his mother-in-law, Georgia McCullough of Mitchell, IN; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Larry Cummings.

Services for Leroy Cummings will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor James Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #150 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Little – Stephen Cecil Little of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born on August 4, 1942, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Cecil Henry and Mary Frances (Dorsett) Little.

Surviving are his mother, Mary Frances Acton of Bonita Springs, FL; his father, Cecil Henry Little of Bedford, IN; one son, Jason Little of Minneapolis, MN; one brother and sister-in-law, Tracy Eugene and Nancy Little of Sarasota, FL; one half-brother, Larry Little of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Deb Ziegler and Beck Seib, both of Bedford, IN; four aunts: Phyllis Westerfield of Bedford, IN, Betty Hoover and Edna Allen, both of Florida, and Mary Kathryn Shoulty of Kentucky; two uncles, Kenny Dorsett of Indianapolis and Sammy Little of Bedford, IN.

He worked for Inland Mortgage Co. in Indianapolis and was a 1960 graduate of Bedford High School. He was a graduate of Indiana University and had taught art in the Bedford Elementary Schools in the 1960's. He formerly operated an art studio in the Masonic Temple and was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Williams – James Ed Williams of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at his residence. Born on October 5, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John N. and Della (Johnson) Williams. He married Mary Louise Ball on February 21, 1922, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, James R. Williams and Robert F. Williams, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Lloyd Williams of Bainbridge, IN; two sisters, Mary Frances Stearns of Greenwood, IN, and Betty Chaszar of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Stanley Williams; and two sisters, Georgia Tolbert and Louise Williams.

He was a retired employee of Lehigh Portland Cement Company with thirty-seven years of service. An Army veteran of World War II, he served on tank destroyers in France, Belgium, Norway, Germany, and England. He was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250.

Services for James Williams will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 15th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Darren Chastain 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 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may be directed to Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

02/11/02

Dalton – Ashley N. Dalton of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 11, 2002, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on December 31, 1982, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Doris M. (Payton) Dalton.

Surviving are her parents; maternal grandparents, James and Ilene Payton of Tunnelton, IN; paternal grandparents, George and Marcia Brinegar and Harry "Gene" Dalton, all of Bedford, IN; aunts and uncles, Jerry and Jean Spradlin, Steve and Cyndi Dalton, all of Bedford, IN, Mike and Sheila Haven of Tunnelton, IN, Bill and Christie Crider of Sneedville, TN, Jim and Beth Guthrie and Michael Alan Dalton, all of Mitchell, IN, and Teresa Dalton of Trinity Springs, IN; and several cousins.

She was a 2001 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and worked at McDonald's in Bedford. She was of the Christian faith and attended services at Mitchell First Church of God, Silverville Baptist Church and Fairview Community Church.

Services for Ashley Dalton will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to Riley Children's Hospital of Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis.

02/10/02

Green – Dorothy Louise Green of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 8, 1928, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Radcliff) King, Sr. She married James Maurice Green on June 28, 1949, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Rita K. Bundy of Mitchell, IN; four brothers: Albert King, Jr. of Martinez, GA, Charles Edward King and Jackie Lee King, both of Mitchell, IN, and Norman Eugene King of Springville, IN; one sister, Betty Tow of Mitchell, IN; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Nellie Mann and Mary King; and one brother, James King.

There will be a graveside service for Dorothy Green at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 13th, at the Bryantsville Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Lee – Mary L. Lee of Tipton, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, February 10, 2002, at Millers Merry Manor in Tipton. Born on January 25, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Logan and Melinda (Fish) Rach. She married Clyde Lee on April 18, 1925, and he died in 1967.

Surviving are one daughter, Donna Edwards of Naples, FL; one son, Robert D. Lee of Tipton, IN; four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Margaret Quackenbush and Florence Scott.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

Services for Mary Lee will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/05/02

Brown – Russell V. Brown of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 18, 1924, in Washington County, IN, he was the son of James E. and Anna (Scott) Brown. He married Betty Rose Huffman in 1947, and she died in 1982. He married Nina Ruth Tyree on June 16, 1984, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are four sons: David Brown, Denver Brown, and Daryl Brown, all of Campbellsburg, IN, and Duane Brown of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Debbie Batt of Salem, IN; three step-sons: Robert Tyree of Florida, John and Steve Tyree, both of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Linda Courson of Bedford, IN; sixteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

He retired from GM Powertrain and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church of Campbellsburg, U.A.W. Local #440, Eagles Lodge, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and Bedford Boat & Sportsmen's Club.

Services for Russell Brown will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry and Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Campbellsburg, IN, with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion of Campbellsburg. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Morgan – Georgianna Morgan of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Mitchell Manor. Born on August 10, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Lula (Duncan) Parrott. She married Howard Morgan on November 1, 1969, and he died on April 26, 1994.

Surviving are two step-sons, Bob Morgan of Indianapolis, and Dennis Morgan of Bedford, IN; three step-daughters: Phyllis Goldsby, Marilyn Chandler, both of Bedford, IN, and Wanda P. Ross of Oolitic, IN; ten step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including Gladys and Warren Nikirk of Oolitic, IN; and caregiver, Ruth Hilyard of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Charles Wagner and Oliver Wagner; and one sister, Goldie Flory.

She was a housewife and was retired from M. Fine & Sons. She was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Services for Georgianna Morgan will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/04/02

Sohn – H. Lucyle Sohn of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 29, 1906, in Seelyville, IN (Vigo County), she was the daughter of Jacob and Fannie (unknown) Stephens. She married Joseph Thomas Sohn on March 30, 1929, in Bloomington, IN, and he died on November 25, 1970.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Johanna) Elliott of Bedford, IN; two grandsons, Joseph Sohn Elliott and wife, Sherri, of Bedford, IN, and Thomas Stephen Elliott and wife, Laura, of Bloomington, IN; six great grandchildren: Joseph Wayne (J.W.) Elliott, Hannamarie Sohn Elliott, Olivya Ruth Elliott, all of Bedford, IN; Christina Lucyle Elliott, Nicholas Thomas Elliott and Ashley Hannalouise Elliott, all of Bloomington, IN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband and ten brothers and sisters.

A 1925 graduate of Bedford High School, she was a homemaker, and in 1962 she co-founded Indiana Steel & Engineering Corp. with her late husband and son-in-law, Joseph W. Elliott, where she worked part-time after its inception. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, member and Past President of Tri Kappa Sorority, charter member of Tri Kappa Associates, member and past President of the Ladies of the Roundtable, co-founder of the original Bedford Dance Club, original member of the Bedford I Deal Club, original of the Bedford Boat & Sportsmen Club, past member of the Salt Creek Power Squadron, Ladies Elks Auxiliary and Bedford Regional Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, and co-chairman of Lawrence County Cancer Drive years ago.

Services for Lucyle Sohn will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 8th, at the First United Presbyterian Church. We will arrive at the church at the funeral hour. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/02/02

Orman – Vera M. Orman of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 2, 2002, at the Hospitality House. Born on June 13, 1916, in Carbon (Clay County, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and Lillie (McQueen) Bridgewater. She married Ernest R. Orman on August 27, 1938, and he died December 4, 2000, in Brazil, IN.

Surviving are one daughter, Wanda M. McConnell of Altomont Springs, FL; one son, Ron Orman of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one niece, Karen Ruble of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and one brother.

A graduate of Brazil High School, she was a former clerk at S.S. Kresge Co. in Brazil, IN. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bedford.

Services for Vera Orman will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/01/02

Parker – Ray Parker of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, February 1, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 7, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Kenneth Ray and Grace (Stewart) Parker. He married Bonnie Flinn on September 9, 1961, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are are one daughter, Cheryl Renae McLaughlin of Mitchell, IN; three sons, Carl Dale Baker and Ronnie Lee Baker, both of Mitchell, IN, and Mike Baker of Bloomington, IN; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Steven Ray Parker on March 20, 1997.

He was a retired truck driver for Wabash Trucking Company and a graduate of Oolitic High School. He was of Pentecostal faith.

There will be graveside services for Ray Parker at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald Speer officiating. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

01/30/02

Lake – Marie A. Lake of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 10, 1928, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of John Joseph and Dicie (Watson) Miller.

Surviving are nine daughters: Diane Hanners, Jane Sykes, Marvetta Baker, Carolyn Harrison, Merle Hughes, Bonnie Hughes, Karen Trowbridge, and Rosella Sons, all of Bedford, IN, and Vera Glasgow of Madison, IN; two sons, David Miller and Randy Lake, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Virgil Holt of Arizona; thirty-nine grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donavon Watson; and two sisters, Elsie Cutter and Hazel Sims.

She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

There will be a graveside service for Marie Lake at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2nd, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Pastor Steven Epley officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

McCain – Ross McCain of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 5, 1910.

Surviving are his wife, Flora; one daughter, Nancy Kidd of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Grace Sylvester of Bloomington, IN, and Mannie Neal of Bedford, IN; and one grandson.

He was a former crane operator at Heltonville Limestone Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services for Ross McCain will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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