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Obituaries 2003 – 02 (February)

02/27/03

Johnson – Nellie Pridemore Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 1, 1910, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of Isom and Della (Ray) Bex. She married Henry Pridemore in 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1981.

Surviving are one daughter, Della Virginia Dean of Mitchell; three brothers: Elmer, Leonard, and Ira Bex all of Mitchell; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert Pridemore, three brothers, and four sisters.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Nellie Pridemore Johnson will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, IN, with the Reverend Steve Freels officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2003, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at Haverly Mortuary.

02/26/03

Green – Marie Theresia Kelly Green of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at her residence. Born on April 6, 1928, in Mill Creek, IN, she was the daughter of Victor and Germaine (DeMunck) Hesters. She married John B. Kelly on November 6, 1948, and he died in 1992. She married Everett Green on October 5, 1996, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are children: Dan Kelly and wife, Wendy, of West Lafayette, IN, Paul Kelly and wife, Donna, of Orleans, IN, Jim Kelly of Orleans, IN, Teresa Moon and husband, Gerald of Mitchell, IN, Alan Kelly and wife, Sandy, of Orleans, IN, Annette Straney and husband, Kenny, of Flaherty, KY, Gerald Kelly of West Lafayette, IN, Edward Kelly and wife, Charlotte, of Chester, Montana, Terence Kelly of Mitchell, IN, Lawrence Kelly and wife, Lana, of Lafayette, IN, Cecilia Kelly of Indianapolis, IN, Martha Davis and husband, Andrew, of Bedford, IN; step-son, Jerome (Jerry) and wife, Kethrena, of Cape Haze, FL; two brothers, August Hesters of LaPorte, IN, and Richard Hesters of Walkerton, IN; one sister, Lucille Bubalo of Wheatfield, IN; sixteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John B. Kelley; and one sister, Norma Jean Hesters.

She was a member of the Lawrence County Organ Club and St. Mary's Catholic Church.

There will be a funeral mass for Marie Green at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 1st, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox and Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home, where the rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

02/25/03

Widup – Carl W. Widup of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 25, 2003. Born on January 29, 1930, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Carl A. and Josephine (Jaynes) Widup. He married L. Joyce Haskett on February 17, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Scott Widup and wife, Nancy, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Beth Needhamer and husband, Randy, of Mitchell, IN; one brother, David Widup of Arizona; six grandchildren: Kyle and Kortnee Widup of Bedford, IN, and Michael Spaulding, Ivy, Ravyn, and Indy Needhamer of Mitchell, IN; two nephews, Mike Widup of Tucson, AZ, and Greg Widup of Las Vegas, NV; one niece, Cathy Widup of Tucson, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a welder in Orange and Lawrence Counties and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was the Protestant faith and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Car Widup will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Bundy officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum with military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wray – Robert Vernon Wray of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 1, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Henry Doyle and Fern Faye (Fountain) Wray. He married Fern Spainhourd on May 19, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Melanie Shoults and husband, Aaron, of Mitchell, IN; one son, Anthony Doyle Wray and wife, Amy, of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Elizabeth Duncan of Mitchell, IN, and Hettie Anderson of Bedford, IN; and seven grandsons: Tim and wife, Melissa, Todd, Ted, Tyler, and Thomas Wray, all of Bedford, IN, and Adam and Evan Shoults of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dorabelle Dixon and Mildred Crane.

He was a steamfitter working from the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local #136 out of Evansville. He was a member of the White River Baptist Church and the Cedar Masonic Lodge #161 of Leesville.

Services for Robert Wray will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Fairview 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.

02/24/03

Henderson – Nora "Alice" Henderson of Williams, IN, died February 24, 2003, at her residence. Born on June 12, 1903, in White County, Arkansas, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Sarah Cordelia (Small) Henderson. She was never married.

Surviving are two nephews, Thomas Benefiel of Indianapolis, IN, and Cecil Benefiel of Elnora, IN. She was preceded in death by one sister, one brother, and two nieces: Alice Smoot and Cordelia Gonce.

She was an elementary school teacher early in life, then retired as the Executive Secretary to the President of the Royal Typewriter Company. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Little Rock and was past president of the Little Rock Business and Professional Women's Club.

Services for Nora Henderson will be scheduled at a later date in Little Rock, Arkansas. There will be no services in Bedford. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Robertson – Brenda Jo Robertson of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 24, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 20, 1943, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of James Harold and Joyce M. (Stillions) Masters. She married Harley Robertson on April 20, 1963, in Greene County, IN, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Mrs. Luther (Shelley) Byers of Bloomington, IN, Misty Jo Robertson of Paoli, IN, and Tina Jo Robertson of Mitchell, IN; her father James Harold Masters and his wife, Patricia, of Texas; one brother, Ron Masters of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Suzette Gregg of Daytona, FL; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church.

Services for Brenda Robertson will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

02/22/03

Stenger – Steven E. Stenger of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 22, 2003, in an automobile accident in Warsaw, IN. Born on April 12, 1979, in Cincinnati, OH, he was the son of Mike and Clare (Ballman) Stenger.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; one sister, Jenny Brown and husband, Jamie, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Kevin Stenger and wife, Erica, of Grand Blanc, MI; two nephews, Jacob and Justin Brown of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

He was the assistant golf professional at the Tippecanoe Lake Country Club and Plymouth Country Club. He was a 1997 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. He was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity at USI, Knights of Columbus Council #1166, and PGA of America Apprentice.

Services for Steven Stenger will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Brad Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Knights of Columbus will conduct a memorial service on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

02/21/03

Hawkins – Maude Eva Hawkins of Heltonville, IN, died Friday, February 21, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 4, 1937, in Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Florence Anna (Harrell) Beyers. She married Robert Hawkins on June 29, 1987, at Donica Church of God, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one brother, Fredrick Levi Beyers of Owoso, MI; one sister, Claudia May Hawkins of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Anna Belle Chasteen.

She had been employed as a waitress and cook at local restaurants. She was a member of the Church of God in Bedford.

Services for Maude Hawkins will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Bros. Donald Gardner and Jesse Pace officiating. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Funeral Home.

02/20/03

Chastain – Maggie Mae Chastain of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at the Hospitality House. Born on April 7, 1915, in Clay County (Celina), TN, she was the daughter of Millard Turner and Joanne (Adams) Grogan. She married Allen Grogan, and he preceded her in death. She married Ray Chastain in 1962, and he died in 1984.

Surviving are four sons: Marvin Grogan and David Michael Grogan, both of Bedford, IN; Jack D. Grogan of Florida, and Millard Grogan of Shoals, IN; four daughters: Luella Jones and Zelma Cole, both of Mitchell, IN, and Shirley Ann Yaney and Naomi Sue McDaniel, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Lena Belle Jennings of Tennessee and Hazel Cooke of Indianapolis, IN; one brother, Junior Grogan of Tennessee; three sisters-in-law: Ila Mae Meadow of Bedford, IN, Juanita French of Bloomington, IN, and Betty Roach of Avoca, IN; forty grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands; one son, Bobby Lee Grogan; and three daughters: Imilda Lessig, Eva Oliver, and Penny Grogan.

She was a homemaker, a member of Rock Springs Church of Christ in Celina, TN, and a former member of the Eagles Club Auxilliary.

Services for Maggie Chastain will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 24th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Koval – Roger D. Koval of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 20, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 9, 1951, in Fulton, NY, he was the son of John and Gertrude Koval. He married Barbar A. Koval on October 7, 1972, and she died July 12, 2001.

Surviving are two sons, Shane Koval of Mitchell, IN, and Dustin Koval of Fulton, NY; three brothers: Tom Koval of Tucson, AZ, Johnny Koval of Nashville, TN, and Casmire Koval of Syracuse, NY; three sisters: Stephanie Jasak of Oswego, NY, Becky Eagan of Pennsylvania, and Pat Sequin of Jacksonville, FL; one grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He worked for Relco Systems in Bedford and attended the 39th Street Christian Church.

There will be graveside services for Roger Koval on Monday, February 24th, at the Springville Christian Cemetery with Pastor Frank Johnson officiating. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/18/03

Stewart – William G. "Bill" Stewart of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 22, 1935, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Gordon William and Ruth (Hillenburg) Stewart. He married Sue Ritchison on September 8, 1952, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother; one son, Randy Stewart of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Kim Ross of Denver, CO, and Billie Landstrom of Needmore, IN; one sister, Bonnie Blackwell of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Tom Stewart; and two grandchildren, Misty Landstrom and Matthew Stewart.

He retired from Local #181 Operating Engineers Union and was formerly Superintendent of the Lawrence County Highway Department. He was currently serving on the North Lawrence Water Corporation board and was the head usher at Gulletts Creek Baptist Church, where he was a life-long member.

Services for William Stewart will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Russ Sage and Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/17/03

Isom – Rawleigh Isom of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at his residence. Born on April 10, 1918, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Henry and Ida (Vaught) Isom. He married Tethel (Betty) Inman, and she preceded him in death. He later married Armyllis (Milly) Meadows, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Larry Isom and his wife, Pamela, of Clarksville, IN; one daughter, Susie Skillman and her husband, Terry, of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Elaine Elliott and her husband, Paul, of Avoca, IN; four grandchildren: Michael Isom and wife, Pearline, of New Albany, IN, Kimberly Weir and husband, Tom, of Louisville, KY, Shannon Thomas and husband, Brian, of Springville, IN, Sheryl Davis and husband, Jason of Bedford, IN; and eight great-grandchildren: Alex Isom, Shelby Lyn Davis, Jordon Davis, Samantha, Sara, and Benjamin Weir, Lauren and Logan Thomas. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; five brothers: Elmer, Arthur, Spencer, Ralph, and Frank Isom; and five sisters: Maggie, Nina, Blanche, Leona, and Daisy.

He was retired from Central Foundry and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Services for Rawleigh Isom will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Jack Rowe and the Rev. Carl Leth officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Tolbert – Willis E. Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, February 17, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on Mary 3, 1929, in Saltillo, IN, he was the son of Edward and Stella (Pruett) Tolbert. He married Frances Ely on March 3, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Kathy M. Dunbar and husband, Dwight, and Beth A. Doub of husband, Cary, all of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Imogene Hall; and one brother, Wayne Tolbert.

He retired in 1986 as a truck driver for Mitchell Transport and has been employed at Older Americans Service Corporation in Orleans until the time of his death. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1948. He was a member of Saltillo Christian Christian Church and attended the Work of God Church in Mitchell.

Services for Willia E. Tolbert will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 21st, at the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery 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 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/15/03

Arthur – Michael Lloyd Arthur of Solsberry, IN, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at the Glenburn Nursing Center in Linton, IN. Born on February 28, 1944, in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of Raymond Wayne and Dorothy Opal (Beyers) Arthur. He married Glenda Joyce Bolin in 1968, and she died November 27, 1983.

Surviving are three sons: Timothy Arthur of Bloomington, IN, Allen Arthur of Bloomfield, IN, and Brian Arthur of Oakland City, IN; and five grandchildren: Tyler Arthur, Rebecca Evans, Brooke Thayer, Darah Arthur, and K. C. Arthur. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He was a heavy equipment operator, a 1962 graduate of Oolitic High School, and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of Local #841 of Operating Engineers in Terre Haute, IN.

Services for Michael Arthur will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 19th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Beyers-Rainbolt Cemetery in Springville, IN, with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hyland – Mary Louis Hyland of Sun City West, AZ, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, in Arizona. Born on December 31, 1910, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Walter and Kathryn (Toumey) Short. She married Grant Hyland, and he died on May 11, 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandra L. Lotz and husband, Ron, of Sun City West, AZ; two brothers, Roy Short of Bedford, IN, and Jerry Short of Ninevah, IN; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband.

Services for Mary Hyland will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

White – Glenna Clark White of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 15, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 17, 1909, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Clarence and Minnie (Childers) Mullis. She married William C. Clark, and he died in 1966. She then married Lavon White, who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Ronald Clark and his wife, Brenda, of North Carolina; one sister, Edith Mullis of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, Lynn Brady and Nena Christoff, both of North Carolina; one half-brother, William Mullis of Mitchell, IN; two step-daughters, Deliah Taylor and Sandra Eagan, both of Fayetteville, IN; one step-son, Bob White of Bedford, IN; one step-brother, Chester Batchlor of Mitchell, IN; one step-sister, Blanche Bowden of Mitchell, IN; and several step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands and one step-son, Joe White.

She retired as owner of Clarkie's Restaurant in Bedford and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

There will be graveside services for Glenna White at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Friends may call from 1:15-1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/14/03

Day – John Franklin Day of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 14, 2003, at his residence. Born on September 28, 1925, in Sonora (Hardin County), KY, he was the son of Lum and Ethel (Geralds) Day. He married Jesse Lou Reilly on June 10, 1983, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Charles W. (Pam) Jones of Bedford, IN, and Storme Day of Bedford, IN; one son, John W. Day of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Cecil A. Day of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Maj. Phillip E. Stackhouse, USMC, of Stafford, VA, Tami K. Stackhouse of Indianapolis, IN, and Jeremy S. Day of Las Vegas, NV; one great-grandson, Alexander Stackhouse of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

He was retired, having worked in retail management with S.S. Kresge and Haag Drug Company and as marketing teacher at North Lawrence Vocational-Technical Center. He was a 1943 graduate of Bedford High School and earned a B.S. in Business and an M.S. in Education from Indiana University. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of W.W. II, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, American Legion Gillen Post #33 and the Bedford Elks Lodge #826.

Services for John Day will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Livonia Cemetery in Washington County, IN with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Snyder – Robert P. Snyder of Bedford, IN, died on February 14, 2003, at the Bliss House in Bedford, IN.

Surviving are two sons: Robert J. Snyder of Louisville, KY, and Mark C. Snyder and his wife Diane of Indianapolis, IN; three daughters: Lisa H. Teufel and her husband Tom of Cape Coral FL; Laurie A. Snyder of Bloomington, IN; and Lee Ellen Snyder of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Hope Droz and her husband James of Columbus, OH; Mark Perry and his wife Deanne of Bedford, IN; Dirk Perry and his wife Melissa pf Cape Coral FL; Dain Perry and his wife Jen of Cape Coral, FL; Justin Snyder and Donovan Todd both of Bedford, IN; six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hope, and one brother, Lesley Snyder.

He was a retired educator. He taught in the North Lawrence Community Schools for thirty-five years. He began the football program at Bedford High School after WW II and continued to coach until 1965. He was also a guidance counselor, teacher, and vice-principal. He was a perpetual deacon at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford, IN, and a member of the Elks Lodge, N.R.A. He was also the owner of the White River Gun Club. He was a retired Colonel in the Army Reserve and served in Europe during WW II.

Services for Robert P. Snyder will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2003, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Bedford, IN, with Father Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003, and from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday February 16, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to The Bob Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Brent Steele, Bank One Building, Bedford, IN, 47421.

02/13/03

Batchelor Glen L. Batchelor of Campbellsburg, IN, died Thursday, February 13, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. Born on May 29, 1934, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Hobart and Pearl (Mahan) Bachelor. Surviving are one sister, Ruth Shipley of Orleans, IN; and three brothers: Robert Batchelor of Mooresville, IN, and Dale and Marvin Batchelor both of Campbellsburg, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Richard and Roy Batchelor. He was a member of the Campbellsburg Baptist Church. Funeral services for Glen L. Batchelor will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at the Campbellsburg Baptist Church with the Reverend Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2003, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, and from noon until the time of the service on Saturday at the church. Taylor – Jane Ann Taylor of Bedford, IN, died on Thursday, February 13, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on November 18, 1931, in Mansfield, OH, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Nell (Birt) Garrison. She married Robert Allen Taylor on September 17, 1952, and he preceded her in death on August 31, 2002. Surviving are one son, Robert A. Talor and his wife, Mary, of Virginia; two granddaughters: Kathering Myung and Anne Jee both of Virginia; and one brother, George E. Garrison of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Steven Garrison. She attended Ohio State University. Although she considered herself a homemaker, she was past director of the Wilmington College Student Union and past director of the Clinton County Head Start Program in Ohio. She also managed the Subie Bay Naval Station car rental agency in the Philippines. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Bedford, IN, and was a member and past president of the Dunn Memorial Auxiliary. Services for Jane Ann Taylor will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Reverend Bob Dailey officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of the service on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Dunn Memorial Auxiliary.

02/12/03

Day – Edith Day of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on March 28, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Ella (Starrett) Taylor. She married Lawrence "Chubb" Day on March 27, 1937, and he preceded her in death on January 11, 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Norma Grimes and her husband Ben of Mitchell, IN; two grandchildren: Debra Padget and her husband Dwight, and Benny Grimes and his wife Regina; five great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren: Gary Grimes and Roger Grimes, and one great-grandchild, Sarah Grimes.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, IN. She was also a member of the Lawrence County Grandmother's Club.

Services for Edith Day will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at Haverly Mortuary with the Reverend David Grace officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2003, and from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Slaughter – Delbert W. Slaughter of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at his residence. Born on October 23, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Delbert and Lena (Stevens) Slaughter. He married Mary Anne Pavek on March 16, 1968, and she preceded him in death on October 27, 1995.

Surviving are three daughters: Michelle Slaughter of Orleans, IN; Stephanie Ann Slaughter of Denver, CO; and Melissa Cecelia Slaughter of Columbus, IN; one son, Lakota Michael Slaughter of Orleans, IN; two brothers: Lawrence Slaughter of Birmingham, AL, and Robert H. Slaughter of East St. Louis, IL; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Olivia June Eckensburger.

He was a retired farmer and a civil highway engineer. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the United States Navy and Airborne Rangers. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250 in Mitchell and the Marvin R. Davis V.F.W. Post #9107 in Mitchell. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell and a member of the Talbott Cemetery Board.

Services for Delbert W. Slaughter will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2003, at St. Mary's Catholic in Mitchell, IN, with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be at Talbott Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 250 and V.F.W. Post 9107. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2002, and from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 17, 2003, at Haverly Mortuary.

Walters – Robert L. "Foxy" Walters of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at his residence. Born on June 16, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Albert F. and Laura Opal (Stigall) Walters. He married Mary Craig Baxter on March 23, 1983, and she survives.

Also surviving are two sons: DeWayne and Larry Walters, both of Bedford, IN; five step-sons: Manuel and Paul Barnes and John Baxter all of Bedford, IN, Robert Baxter of Austin, TX, and Lloyd of St. Louis, MO; one step-daugher, Pam Brown of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Eugene Walters of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son: Barry D. Walters; one step-son and two step-daughters.

He was retired in 1987 from Central Foundry in Bedford, IN, where he worked as a machine operator and janitor. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440 and attended the Apostolic Faith Assembly Church.

Services for Robert L. "Foxy" Walters will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/10/03

Love – Floyd J. "Skeeter" Love of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 10, 2003, at his residence. Born on November 11, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Crook and Rose (Hawk) Love. He married Clydia Goen on June 15, 1944, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Lea Ann Smith of Bedford, IN; one brother, Paul "Punk" Love of Bedford, IN; one sister, Erma Bridwell of Greenfield, IN; three grandchildren: Jeff Atchison and his wife Angela, Travis and Ashley Atchison, all of Bedford, IN; two great-grandchildren: Darrian Atchison of Bedford, IN, and Aubrey Floyd of Ellettsville, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ruby Owen, and three brothers: Cletus, Doyle and Dale Love. He retired from General Motors in Bedford, IN, in 1980 and was a member of the First Church of God in Bedford, IN. He was a volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital, donating nearly four thousand hours. Funeral services for Floyd J. "Skeeter" Love will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2003, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Shaw – Napoleon A. "Poly" Shaw of Bedford, IN, died on Monday, February 10, 2003, at White River Lodge in Bedford, IN. Born on January 30, 1911, in Shoals (Martin County), IN, he was the son of William M. and Cora A. (Dawson) Shaw. He married Mabel C. Bledsoe on March 5, 1934, and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1998. Surviving are one son, Samuel L. Shaw of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Brian Shaw of Jasper, IN; Susan Shaw of Chicago, IN; Peggy Vernon and her husband, Thomas, of Jasper, IN; and Butch Shaw of Louisville, KY; two great-granddaughters: Mila and Maddie Vernon of Jasper, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, William "Bill" Shaw; one sister, Mabel Ross; and two brothers: William and Samuel F. Shaw. He was a member of Teamsters #135 and was retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone in Mitchell, IN. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford, IN, and a member of the National Rifle Association. Services for Napoleon A. "Poly" Shaw will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, IN, with the Reverend David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Ridge Cemetery in Martin County, IN. Friends may call on Saturday, February 15, 2003, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals, IN. 02/08/03 Spires – Eva Lucille Spires of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, at Core Nursing Center in Bedford, IN. Born on September 30, 1912, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Claude and Anna (Quillen) Livingston. She married Ervin Spires on April 24, 1930, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 1983. Surviving are three daughters: Jewell Goldsberry of Mooresville, IN, Mary Ann Graham of Bedford, IN, and Junetta Goff of Ohio; two sons: Robert "Runt" Spires and Rick Spires both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Robert Max Livingston of Mitchell, IN; twenty-seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Gaylord and Donald Spires; one daughter, Joyce Larsen; one brother, Clovis Livingston; and one sister, Olive Hutton. She was a homemaker and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford, IN. Services for Eva Lucille Spires will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2003, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain and Pastor Dave Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/07/03

Reid – Kenneth R. Reid of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 7, 2003, at his residence. Born on September 15, 1943, in Valley Oak, KY, he was the son of Felix and Stella (Burton) Reid.

Surviving are his companion, Brenda J. Reynolds of Bedford, IN; one son, Martin J. Reid and wife, Nohemy, of Havana, FL; one daughter, Dana Reid of Heltonville, IN; two brothers, Lowell Reid and wife, Joyce, of San Diego, CA, and Lynn Reid of Louisville, KY; five sisters: Rebecca Shoults and husband, Leroy, of Mitchell, IN, Patricia Brewer and husband, Donald, of Salem, IN, Dorothy Bullock of Louisville, KY, Marilyn Naticchioni and husband, Lewis, of Cincinnati, OH, and Marguerite Wininger and husband, Desco, of Vine Grove, KY; and four grandchildren, Mathew Mounce, Kyle Reid, Austin Reid, and Lindsay Eggles. He was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Haag; one brother, Felix Reid, Jr.; and one half-brother, Howard Reed.

He retired from the Naval Surface Warfare-Crane Division. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

There will be graveside service for Kenneth Reid at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9th, at Mt. Pleasant Baptist 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. There will be no visitation. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

02/06/03

Mitchell – L. Carl Mitchell of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 6, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 6, 1912, in Greene County, IN, he was the son of Bert and Mary (Hamilton) Mitchell. He married B. Berniece Sears in 1935, and she died on July 18, 1999.

Surviving are one brother, Ervin Mitchell of Fayetteville, IN; one sister, Zora Lackey of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Diana Mitchell of Louisiana; three grandchildren: Kimberly Mitchell of Winnetka, CA, JoAnna Chun of Yuma, AZ, and Carl Mitchell of Morenci, AZ; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including Gaye Fitzgerald (who was his caregiver) and husband, Eddid, of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Larry Gale Mitchell; five brothers: Oral, Charles, Merle, Leo, and Romia Mitchell; and two sisters, Dorothia Hardgrove and Mertle Mitchell.

He was a retired farmer in Homer, IL.

Services for Carl Mitchell will be at 7:00 PM Saturday, February 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the mortuary. A graveside committal service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, February 9th, at the GAR Cemetery in Homer, IL.

02/04/03

Sanders – Marion R. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 9, 1937, at Bramble, IN, she was the daughter of Harry M. and Easter L. (Mathena) Caraway. She married Ernest E. Sanders on February 21, 1956, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are four sons: Tony Sanders and wife, Patty, of Mitchell, IN, Jeffery W. Sanders and wife, Jan, of Loogootee, IN, James A. Sanders and wife, Robbin, of Spartanburg, SC, and John D. Sanders and wife, Aubrie, of Fishers, IN; one daughter, Cynthia J. Clymer and husband, Todd, of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Harry R. Caraway of Mitchell, James Caraway of Glendora, CA, and Donald Caraway of Bargersville, IN; two sisters, Shirley Bowden of Loogootee, IN, and Sherry Caraway of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She retired from P.T.G. in Mitchell, IN, and was a member of the Huron Baptist Church.

Services for Marion Sanders will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 7th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Orleans, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Haverly Mortuary.

Stipp – John William Stipp of Heltonville, IN, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at his residence. Born on March 27, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harry Edward and Ethel (Sowders) Stipp. He married Lois Virginia LIvely on August 28, 1938, and she survives.

Surviving with his are are two daughter, Gloria Hoppe Archer of Indianapolis, IN, and Connie Bechner of Heltonville, IN; one son, John William Stipp, Jr. of Heltonville, IN; five grandchildren: Jami Bechner of Heltonville, IN, Jonathon Hoppe of Bloomington, IN, Todd Kelly of Bedford, IN, William Andrew Stipp of Heltonville, IN, and Richard Archer of Indianapolis; and three great-grandchildren.

He retired from Crane NSWC and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

There will be a graveside service for John Stipp at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Run Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Military graveside rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

02/03/03

Finn – Elizabeth (Day) Finn of Martinsville, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Monday February 3, 2003, at Morgan County Hospital in Martinsville. Born on September 25, 1907, in Cub Run, Kentucky (Hart County), she was the daughter of Lum and Ethel (Geralds) Day. She married Ralph Finn on August 23, 1945, and he died on July 28, 1991.

Surviving are one son, William Finn of Martinsville, IN; two brothers, Cecil Day and John Day, both of Bedford, IN; one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Day of Bedford, IN; two grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, and two brothers.

She had worked at the Jester Department Store in Bedford, at Fabricast during WW II, and at Rainbolt Flower Shop. She was a member of Rebeccas Club, Grandmothers Club, and Womens Auxiliary of the Eagles.

Services for Elizabeth Finn will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Meadows – Lucille Meadows of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 3, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 22, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Olen and Mae (LuAllen) Bartlett. She married Lester Earl Meadows, and he died on December 28, 1988.

Surviving are two sons: Phillip D. Meadows and wife, Tina, and Larry Joe Meadows, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Carolyn Shumate of Beech Grove, IN; three brothers: Robert Dale Bartlett of Smithville, IN, Roy Wayne Bartlett of Smithville, IN, and Warren Dean Bartlett of Bloomfield, IN; three grandsons: Derek Scott Meadows, Nicholas Dean Meadows, and Joseph Thomas Meadows, all of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She worked as an inspector on the assembly line at RCA for seventeen years. She was a member and children's director of the Barlettsville Christian Church, and attended First Church of Nazarene and Davis Memorial Church of Nazarene.

Services for Lucille Meadows will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6th, at the Bartlettsville Christian Church with the Revs. George Johnson and Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. Thursday until the service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dunn Dialysis Center.

02/02/03

Barger – Stephen Ray Barger of Avoca, IN, died Sunday, February 2, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 28, 1948, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Franklin C. and Helen M. (Rowe) Barger.

Surviving are one daughter, Juanita Ellen Felknor of Bedford, IN; one son, Stephen Arron Barger of Avoca, IN; two brothers, Joe E. Barger of Needmore, IN, and Jerry D. Barger of Avoca, IN; four grandchildren: Samantha, Jessica, and J.R. Turpin, and Isaac Felknor of Bedford, IN; one niece, Suzi Pointer of Spencer, IN, and one nephew, Bradley Barger of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was employed by the Monroe Bounty Community School Corporation in the maintenance/custodial department for thirty-one years. He attended Needmore School and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE #1085.

Services for Stephen Barger will be at noon Wednesday, February 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Steve Goens and Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/01/03

Bundy – Mary L. (Stipp) Bunday for Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Westview Manor. Born on February 8, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Harry and Cora Ethel (Sowder) Stipp. She married Charles W. Bundy on December 19, 1939, and he died on December 1, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Edwards and husband, Connie, and Janet Faubion and husband, Gary, all of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Esther Mitchell of Bedford, IN; one brother, John W. Stipp of Heltonville, IN; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Run Methodist Church.

Services for Mary Bundy will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. James Stevens and James Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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