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Obituaries 2002 – 10 (October)

10/28/02

Chastain – Wilbur V. Chastain of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, October 2002, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born on September 16, 1908, in Washington, IN, he was the son of Harve and Maude (McNeeley) Chastain. He married Myrtle Allen on June 28, 1943, and she died in 1982.

Surviving are one son, Ray Dalton of Waterford, CA; one sister, Louise McClintock of Bedford, IN; and one niece, Wanda Desender. He was preceded in death by his wife.

He was an auto mechanic in Bedford.

There will be no calling hours or services for Wilbur Chastain. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hall – Rita J. Hall of Mitchell, IN died Monday, October 28, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 18, 1951, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Donald M. and Ruby Mae (Robertson) Hawk. She married Thomas C. Hall on August 16, 1975, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Brandon C. Hall of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Larry M. Hawk and wife, Jennifer of Orleans, IN; and one nephew, Jared Hawk. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a homemaker, a 1969 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Services for Rita Hall will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams 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 on Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Robbins – Ronald R. Robbins of Bedford, IN, died Monday, October 28, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 15, 1938, in Clenchmore, TN, he was the son of Jesse and Elsie (Bergman) Robbins. He married Luann J. Nicholson on March 31, 2001, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Jackie Robbins of Fergus Fall, MN, and Vicki Walkington of Jacksonville, IL; one son, Kelly Robbins of Tucson, AZ; two step-daughters, Leanna Faubion of Nashville, IN, and Marty Leonard of Bedford, IN; one step-son, David Faubion of Heltonville, IN; his step-mother, Dorothy Robbins of Jacksonville, TX; one sister, Carol Denbo of English, IN; four brothers: Billy Robbins of Bethany, IL, Steve Robbins of Dallas, TX, Gary Robbins of Rusk, TX, and Karl Robbins of Tyler, TX; one step-brother, Kenneth Butt of Tyler, TX; two step-sisters, Doris Prater of Tyler, TX, and Betty Clevenger of Jacksonville, TX; two grandsons, one granddaughter, eight step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, five brothers, and one sister.

He was retired from Robbins Furniture in Paoli and attended the Englewood Baptist Church.

There will be graveside services for Ronald Robbins at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31st, at Dive Cemetery with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/26/02

Craig – Inez I. Craig of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, October 26, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 16, 1916, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Elva (Henderson) Cummings. She married Idris (Buck) on October 11, 1933, and he died on January 4, 1986.

Surviving are two sons, Charles E. Craig and his wife, Edythe (Edy), and Joe Craig, all of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Martha Bollinger of Bedford; one sister, Fern (Bobby) Todd of Greensburg, IN; fourteen grandchildren: James E. Craig, Tom R. Craig, Jon B. Craig, Cathy J. Ping, Barbara K. Artinian, Loretta S. Terrell, Sam J. Craig, Charles R. Craig, Becky A. Otis, Kenneth J. Craig, Bonnie J. Jones, Kelly Craig, Cory Craig, and C.J. Bollinger; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sons, Robert D. Craig; five brothers: Sam, Harold, Albert, Paul, Todd, and Faris (Shorty) Cummings.

She and her husband were the owners of Craig's Bedford Feed and Seed Store for sixty-five years. She was a life-long member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Ladies of Columbus, and the St. Vincent Altar Society.

Services for Inez Craig will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29th, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where the rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday evening. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Bedford Boys Club or the Limestone Girls Club.

10/24/02

Clifton – Claude Lincoln Clifton of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, October 24, 2002, at his son's residence in Bedford. He was born on July 13, 1908. He married Genefern Newland, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Newell Clifton of Bedford, IN; one sister, Clone Quackenbush of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Clifton (his twin) and Fern Ison, and one grandson, Jeff Clifton.

He was a retired school teacher, having taught for 25 years in Martin, Lawrence, Orange, and Tipton counties in Indiana. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as a sergeant during World War II.

Services for Claude Clifton will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military graveside rites accorded by members of the American Legion Hanson McFee Post #61 of Shoals, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, where the Masonic Memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bedford.

10/23/02

Owen – John E. Owen of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on December 8, 1922, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Emmett and Kate E. (Ellis) Owen. He married Maxine Cummings on August 24, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Steven Owen of Irvine, TX; two daughters, Tina Wilson of Terre Haute, IN, and Nancy Bruce of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Vivian Chastain, Ruth Johnson, and Violet Duncan, all of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Stacey Kokes, Shelley Owen, Jenny Church, Jamie Wilson, Michael Bruce, and Devin Bruce; two great-grandchildren, Zack and Kyle Kokes; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Vera Jane McPike; and two brothers, Russell and Ferrell Owen.

He was a retired mail carrier for the Bedford Post Office and a veteran of W.W. II, serving with the the U.S. Army. H attended the Englewood Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for John Owen will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded bye members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 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 the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation.

10/22/02

Chastain – Charles R. Chastain of Grand Junction, MI, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, in Grand Junction. Born on June 11, 1936, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Peter J. and Iva Marie (Gilbert) Chastain.

Surviving are two daughters, Cherie Cunningham of West Virginia, and Angela Chastain of Loogootee, IN; one son, Charles I. Chastain of Grand Junction, MI; his mother, Iva Marie Russell of Indianapolis; three brothers: Jerry Chastain of Tennessee, Tom Russell and Gerald Gilbert, both of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Randy Chastain; one daughter, Misty M. Brown; and two brothers, Eugene and James F. Chastain.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

There will be graveside services for Charles Chastain at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 28th, at Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites 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 9-10:45 a.m. Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Hert – Allan E. Hert, Jr., of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at Westview Manor. Born on March 14, 1926, in Arizona, he was the son of Allan Hert, Sr. and Vida Ellen (Davis) Hert. He married June Pace on April 20, 1947, and she died July 21, 1997.

Surviving are one son, Kent Hert and his wife, Nancy, of Springville, IN; two daughters, Allan Hopkins and her husband, Gerry, of Springville, IN, and Vicki Murphy and her husband, Stephen, of Bedford, IN; one brother, John Hert of Springville, IN; one sister, Mary Catherine McCrary of Sanford, FL; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother, Phillip Hert.

He was a retired electrician and a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #16, the Oolitic Baptist Chruch, where he was a deacon, and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Allan Hert will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman 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 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Torphy – Dorothy Torphy of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 16, 1923, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Martin S. and Della (Allen) Bough. She married Joseph D. Torphy on January 9, 1942, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Roxanne Glassco and her husband, Jerry, of Oolitic, IN; one brother, Dale Bough of Springville, IN; and one grandson, T.J. Glassco and his wife, Amy, of Bedford, IN; She was preceded in death by her husband; five sisters: Mary Bough, Ethel Haskett, Hazel Lanham, Lucille Miller, and Macel Mefford; and two brothers, Herman Bough and Malen Bough.

She was a beautician and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. She was of Protestant faith.

Services for Dorothy Torphy will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call fr9om 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/21/02

Morrison – Patricia Morrison of Bedford, IN, died Monday, October 21, 2002, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on June 6, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Marie (Speer) Kindred. She married Howard Morrison and he died on September 8, 1991.

Surviving are three daughters: Kristina Workman of Speedway, IN, Kimberly Kern and Kay Morrison, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Robert Kindred of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Mary Bruggner and Ruth Johnson; and one brother, Charles Kindred.

She was employed at Bridgepoint Goodwill Store and formerly worked at Cosner's Grocery.

There will be graveside services for Patricia Morrison at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24th, at the Guthrie Creek Cemetery with Nick Pridemore officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robbins – Norval Dale Robbins died Monday, October 21, 2002, at his residence. Born on July 27, 1933, he was the son of Dora B. and Clona (Ray) Robbins. He married Maxine Bell on July 25, 1944, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Dennis Robbins; four daughters: Judith (Mrs. Larry) Kidwell, Diana Megnin, Susan Coleman, all of Bedford, IN, and Kimberly (Mrs. Joseph) Howell of Loogoottee, IN; one sister, Mary Colgan of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue; one sister, Gladys (Peggy) Scherschel; and one brother, Charlie Robbins.

He retired from General Motors as an electrician with thirty years of service and was a United States Navy veteran, serving from March 1943 to November 1945. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Norval Robbins will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Walker – Leona C. Walker of Campbellsburg, IN, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, died Monday, October 21, 2002, at Washington County Hospital in Salem, IN. Born on February 27, 1911, in Campbellsburg, IN, she was the daughter of Jesse Barnet and Luella (Rolston) Chastain. She married Ernest L. Walker on April 24, 1932, and he died August 17, 2001.

Surviving are one son, Kevin Gene Walker of Bryan, TX; one daughter, Karen Sue Walker of Fort Wayne, IN; and two grandsons, Blaine Marmon Walker of Austin, TX, and Tristan Andrew Walker of Boerne, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Velma Barnard.

She was a 1929 graduate of Campbellsburg High School and a graduate of Central Normal College with additional studies at Indiana University and St. Francis University in Fort Wayne. She began her teaching career in a one room school in Vernon Township in Washington County and later taught business subjects at Harlan, Williams, and Campbellsburg, IN high schools. She taught twenty years at Waynedale Elementary School in Fort Wayne and retired in 1974. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, Fort Wayne Chapter of Sigma Delta Kappa Sorority, Salem Woman's Study Club, Waynedale Chapter #600 Order of Easter Star, and Lost River Missionary Baptist Church.

Services for Leona Walker will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 24th, at Lost River Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Jeffery Satterfield and Larry Williams and Bro. Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Claysville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. Memorial gifts are encouraged to Lost River Missionary Baptist Church in care of Chastain Funeral Home, 705 West Warren Street, Mitchell, IN 47446.

10/20/02

Covey – Carl Dean Covey of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at his residence. Born on December 20, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William Clinton "Buster" and Eva (Frye) Covey. He married June "Sally" Paladino on June 14, 1963, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Jason and his wife Beth Covey of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Carol and husband Mike Creech and Karen Janeen Covey, all of Bedford, IN; his mother, Eva Covey of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Alaina Roberts, Chadwick Lessig, Caleb Covey, and Christina Lessig; three sisters: Nelda Crider and Betty Jo Henderson, both of Bedford, IN, and Judy Thompson of Orleans, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was the owner of Carl's Auto Garage, was a 1958 graduate of Needmore High School, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a minister for 24 years, pastoring in the Ramsey Ridge Church, taught the adult Sunday school class, and was a trustee at Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

Services for Carl Covey will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23rd, at the Hilltop Pentecostal Church of Avoca, with Bros. Bennie Sutherland and Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/18/02

Simpson – Dorothy Simpson of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at the Hospitality House. Born on December 18, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence and Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Simpson.

Surviving are two nephews, Roger Simpson of Bloomington, IN, and Terry Simpson of Mitchell, IN; and four nieces: Brenda Bex of Huron, IN, Quenetta Holt of Florida, Francina Beasley and Christy Simpson, both of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vern Simpson and Edward Simpson; and one half-brother, Clifford Simpson.

There will be a graveside service for Dorothy Simpson at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 21st, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Haverly Mortuary.

Thimling – Lenise E. Thimling of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 18, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 8, 1923, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Martin and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Thimling. He married Sharolette Smith on June 24, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Martin Thimling and wife, Diane, of Estero, FL, and Darrell Thimling and wife, Kay, of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Raydies Thimling of Shoals, IN, and Frank Thimling of Haysville, IN; three grandchildren: Beth Thimling of St. Louis, MO, Laura Thimling of Estero, FL, and Tanner Thimling of Bedord, IN; one step-granddaughter, Shannon Barger of Harrodsburg, IN; one sister-in-law, Ruby Thimling of Huntingburg, IN; one nephew and two nieces. He was preceded in death by one brother, Ambrose Thimling, and two nephews.

He was self-employed, working in installation and repair of gasline equipment in the southern Indiana area and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW II, serving from 1943-1946.. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and American Legion Post #250 in Mitchell.

Services for Lenise Thimling will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 21st, at Calvary Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Post #250. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be considered to National Kidney Foundation of Indiana.

10/17/02

Bennett – Beulah Faye Bennett of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 9, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Clema E. (Speer) Williams. She married Fred D. Bennett on June 8, 1944, and he died on April 29, 1977.

Surviving are one son, Danny R. Bennett of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Rita F. Horner, Linda L. Rainey, and Barbara S. Howell, all of Bedford, IN; grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Fred Eugene; and three brothers: Ray Williams, Leland Williams, and one in infancy.

Services for Beulah Bennett will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

10/16/02

Burton – Wilma L. Burton of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 7, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clay F. and Margaret (Dodd) Colglazier. She was formerly married to Wally Burton.

Surviving are one son, Steve Burton and wife, Linda, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Jack Colglazier of Russellville, AL, and Phil Colglazier of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren: Benjamin Burton, Lacey Burton, and Mia Burton; and two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Tirey and Parker Burton. She was preceded in death by one brother, Tim Colglazier.

She had been employed at Caudell's Variety Store and Holmes Hardware and was a 1940 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church.

Services for Wilma Burton will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Max Timbrook 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 on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

10/14/02

McCameron – William "Bill" McCameron of Springville, IN, died Monday, October 14, 2002, at his residence. Born on October 23, 1947, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Edwin and Mary (Watterson) McCameron.

Surviving are three daughters: Melanie Meadow and husband, Charles, of Bedford, IN, Crystal Lowden and husband, Tommy, Springville, IN, and Mary McCameron of Bedford, IN; one son, Jason McCameron of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Terry McCameron of Mitchell, IN, and David McCameron of Seymour, IN; four granddaughters: Jessica Meadows, Shandi Reynolds, Hali Reynolds, and Mia Lowden; four grandsons: Korey Meadows, Kristopher Meadows, Josh McCameron, and Luke MCameron; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was an associate in the sporting goods department at Bedford Wal-Mart, a member of Bass Masters Fishing Club, and a 1965 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Services for William McCameron will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16th, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

10/11/02

Crawford – Huston Crawford of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at his residence. Born on November 8, 1912, he was the son of William Henry and Ida (Thomas) Crawford. He married Wilma Evelyn Lyon on January 23, 1937, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Linda Ann Stark of Kissimmee, FL, and Josephine Stuckey of Bedford, IN; one son, Warren Crawford of High land, IL; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, C.E. and Walter Crawford; eight sisters: Clemma Allen, Bertha Peed, Lola Dixon, Ruby Flinn, Lottie Beaver, Annis Guthrie, Kathryn Sallee, and Avanel Crawford (in infancy).

He retired as assistant postmaster in Bedford in 1967. He was a 1929 graduate of Tunnelton High School, a 1933 graduate of DePauw University, and a member of the Protestant faith. He was also a member of the Cedar Lodge #161 F&AM in Leesville, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Bedford York Rite, Royal Order of Scotland, Indiana Farm Bureau, Bedford Kiwanis, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Bedford Fraternal Order of Polis, and was very active in community service.

Services for Huston Crawford will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Mike Davis and Warren Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service time Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Delaney – Jack D. "Duke" Delaney of Bedford, IN, died Friday, October 11, 2002, at his residence. Born on January 1, 1936, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Betty Sons. He married Deanna Pierce on March 3, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Doug Delaney of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Danette K. Delaney of Bloomington, IN, and Deborah Delaney of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren; friends, Don Sons of Indianapolis and Evelyn Cornell of Florida. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Clay Kendall.

He owned Duke Delaney Car Sales for 30 years, and worked as a security guard for Crane and ABB in Bloomington. He was a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a musician for many years, playing in different bands.

Services for Duke Delaney will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 15th at the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

10/09/02

Phillips – Nicole Christene Phillips of Louisville, KY, formerly of Jeffersonville, IN, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at University Hospital in Louisville from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born on April 12, 1971, she was the daughter of Thomas and Jill D. (Wagner) Phillips.

Surviving are are parents, Thomas and Jill Phillips of Jeffersonville, IN; paternal grandmother, Burnettia Denny of Bedford, IN; maternal grandmother, Vera Wagner of Bedford, IN; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers.

She was a public defender in Clark County, IN, and a graduate of Indiana University and University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. She was a member of the American Bar Association and was active in animal rights organizations.

Services for Nicole Phillips will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12th, at North Chapel of Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, IN. Burial will follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at North Chapel of Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society.

10/06/02

Leatherman – Harold E. Leatherman of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, October 6, 2002, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on November 13, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Delbert and Nellie (Moore) Leatherman.

Surviving are are two sons, Edward Leatherman of Paoli, IN, and Kenny Leatherman of Mitchell, IN; one brother, James L. Leatherman of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Lois Reardon of Zionsville, IN; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Mundy and Jenny Garrison; and two brothers, Carl and Kenny Leatherman.

He was a construction worker and had been employed by the City of Mitchell.

There will be a graveside service for Harold Leatherman at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 9th, at the Lawrenceport Cemetery with Bro. Max Timbrook officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

10/03/02

Kidd – Wilma J. Kidd of Springville, IN, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Bloomington Hospital. She was born on August 14, 1930. She married Hobert Kidd, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Steven Kidd of Avoca, IN, and Terry Kidd of Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Linda Sue Smith of Celina, TN; two grandsons, and several brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Wilma Kidd will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 7th, at the Grace Baptist Church in Springville. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Springville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Martin – Robert R. Martin of Denver, CO, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Briarwood Health Care Center in Denver. Born on February 5, 1915, in Buffalo (Marion County) AR, he was the son of Walter and Vallie (Spreen) Martin. He married Mable G. Wagoner on May 16, 1956, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Sara Vendangrift of Denver, CO, and Jana Edinger of Sedalia, CO; one son, Robert M. Martin of Lancaster, CA; two daughters, Nancy Williams of Greenfield, IN, and Bonnie Sue Gilliland; one grandson, Corbin Wagoner of Highlands Ranch, CO; several grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Services for Robert Martin will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

10/01/02

Brown – James E. Brown, Sr., of Abilene, TX, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Born on April 14, 1929, in Abilene, TX, he was the son of William "Bill" Weaver and Annie Rose (Daniels) Brown. He married Valetta J. Beal of Bedford, IN, on August 17, 1950, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons: James E. Brown, Jr. of Bloomington, IN, and Kenneth W. Brown of Abilene, TX; two daughters, Judith Wren of Aurora, CO, and Jennifer Kaaikala of Lanai City, HI; one brother, Joe C. Brown of California; one sister, Geraldine Bybee of California; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William W. and Wayne E. Brown; and one sister, Harriet Hambrick.

He retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Suez Temple, Blue Lodge #559 of Abilene, TX, Scottish Rite # 320, Commandery #27 of Abilene, TX, Royal Arch #159 of Abilene, TX, and Council #100. He was of the Baptist faith.

There will be graveside services for James Brown at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, IN, with the Russ Sage officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where a Masonic service will be conducted at 12:00 noon by members of the Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM.

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