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Obituaries 2003 – 03 (March)

03/30/03

Smith – Chloe Smith of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 10, 1916, she was the daughter of Bratch and Lova (Deckard) Hawkins. She married Rex Smith, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Smith of Bloomington, IN, and Teddy Smith of Heltonville, IN; one daughter, Sandy Smith of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren: Teddy, Tony, Terry Dean, Tracey and Rob Smith, Tina Jones and Tammy Kinser; and ten great-grandchildren: Megan, Steven, Kacie and Stacey Jones, Aerin, Tyler, Todd, Laren, Taylor, and Alex Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, three brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter.

She had been an employee in the Maid Service Department of Indiana University and was was a member of Old Chapel Hill Church.

Services for Chloe Smith will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 3rd, at Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home.

Taylor – Georgia C. Taylor of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at her residence. Born on March 29, 1913, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Dennis and Daisy (Crouch) Fortner. She married Glenn Taylor on April 8, 1931, and he died on December 2, 1987.

Surviving are two sons, Morris Damon Taylor of Richmond, KY, and Michael D. Taylor of Marshall, IL; one daughter, Margaret Ann Harris of Sarasota, FL; one brother, Arthur Denzil Fortner of Mitchell, IN; ten grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Marvin B. Taylor.

She was a former employee of Reliance Manufacturing and Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services for Georgia Taylor will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/28/03

Richason – Anna Mae Richason of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Mitchell. Born on August 2, 1905, in Jasmine County, KY, she was the daughter of Louis and Martha (Kines) Tillette. She married Jesse Thomas Richason in 1927, and he died in 1961.

Surviving are three daughters: Margaret Bledsoe of Indianapolis, Jo Ann Goldsby of Indianapolis, and Muriel Davis of Bedford, IN; two sons, Earl and Donald Richason, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Norman Tillette of Mitchell, IN; twenty grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, and sixteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, and two sisters.

She was retired from the Trav-ler Corporation in Orleans, IN, and was a member of the Wesleyan Church of Mitchell.

Services for Anna Richason will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 31st with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

Walters – Raymond G. Walters of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at his residence. Born on June 2, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Bill and Lois (Miller) Walters. He married Vicki Hill on February 11, 1961, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Lois, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Tammy Maddox of Bedford, IN; one son, Terry Walters of Bedford, IN; one brother, Steve Walters of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Hollie Maddox of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Matthew Maddox of Bedford, IN; one great-grandson, Jasper Maddox of Bedford, IN; one son-in-law, Steve Maddox of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Iris Jean Terry, and other sisters in infancy.

He was a maintenance supervisor at M. Fine and Sons for forty years and retired from Hawkins-Bailey Warehouse. He was a member of New Hope Community Church and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club.

Services for Raymond Walters will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/27/03

Hart – John Verne Hart of Orleans, IN (Bromer), died Thursday, March 27, 2003, at his residence. Born on October 3, 1945, in Crivitz, WI, he was the son of Loyd and Elsie (Tetley) Hart. His first marriage was to Connie Lee Clements. He married Tarry Stinson on February 14, 1999, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are Tarry Hart of Bromer, IN, are one daughter, Dottie D. Hart of Bedford, IN; one son, Phillip Wayne Hart of Mitchell, IN; one step-son, Garry McPherson of Shoals, IN; one step-daughter, Sarry McPherson of Spencer, IN; two brothers, Jim Hart of Scottsburg, IN, and Walter Hart of Georgetown, IN; one sister, Norma Hart of Orleans, IN; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a former employee of US Gypsum and a 1963 graduate of Orleans High School. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Services for John Hart will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Bostic officiating. The graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Scottsburg Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Crothersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1083. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

03/23/03

Barry – Susan C. Barry of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at White River Lodge. Born on June 4, 1910, in Yonkers, NY, she was the daughter of James A. and Margaret Mary (Callahan) Craft. She married Joseph J. Barry on September 2, 1933, and he died September 11, 1976.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Robert Drehobl of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Theresa Mason and husband Bill of Greenwood, IN; two grandsons: Steve Drehobl of Phoenix, AZ, and Michael Drehobl and wife Kristy of Foxpoint, WI; and six great-grandchildren: Bryce and Elissa Mason, Emma and Michael Drehobl, and Jacob and Erin Drehobl. She was preceded in death by one son, James Joseph Barry; two brothers, George and John Morris Craft; and two sisters, Ethel Mahoney and Florence Gangloff.

She was a retired bookkeeper for the Lawrence County (IN) Welfare Department. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, National Association for Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Services for Susan Barry will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 26th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

03/22/03

Brown – Harris R. Brown of Lebanon, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Parkwood Healthcare Center in Lebanon. Born on August 13, 1915, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Thomas L and Maude (Fields) Brown. He married Margie M. Wylie on January 10, 1942, in Bloomington, IN. She died on September 15, 1988.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Janice) Stout of Crawfordsville, IN; one son, Thomas E. Brown of Port Washington, WI; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife and one sister.

He was a was a business teacher and worked in the athletic department at Bedford (IN) High School from 1946-1981. He also had taught at Smithville, IN High School from 1940-1942 and was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War 2. He was a 1934 graduate of Bloomington High School and earned a Batchelor's Degree of Indiana University in 1938 and a Masters Ed. in 1951. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, V.F.W. in Oolitic, American Legion Gillen Post #33, Elks Lodge #826, North Lawrence Education Association (Past Pres.) Indiana State Teachers' Association, National Education Association, and served on the Library Board.

Services for Harris Brown will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Dalton – Harry "Gene" Dalton of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 25, 1936, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Woody and Lucretia (Goens) Dalton. He married Alice D. "Loid" Bell on June 6, 1965, and she died on January 13, 2001.

Surviving are three sons: Chigger Dalton of Mitchell, IN, Robert and Steve Dalton, both of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Beth Guthrie of Mitchell, IN, Teresa Dalton of Trinity Springs, IN, and Christie Crider of Sneedville, TN; two brothers, Kenny Dalton of Bedford, IN, and Jack Dalton of Las Vegas, NV; two sisters, Sue Hack of Mitchell, IN, and Donna Gentry of Washington, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and one granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Dalton.

He retired from Central Foundry and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Church of God in Mitchell, the Eagles Lodge #654, and the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Harry Dalton will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Chad McIntosh and Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Tunnelton Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/20/03

Cobb – Bruce L. Cobb of Williams, IN, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at his residence. Born on May 3, 1951, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Everett Cobb and Wynola Mathis. He married Kelly Kern on March 8, 1980, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Dustin Kern and wife, Jessica of Williams, IN; one daughter, Tyra Kennedy and husband Randy of Williams, IN; his step-father, Robert Mathis of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Randy, Jr., Justin, and Ayla Kennedy; one aunt, Gloria Robertson of Indianapolis; one cousin, Julie Robertson of Indianapolis; and his best friends, Scott Hall and wife Maxine of Fayetteville, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was retired from Weddle Bros. Construction Co. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #841 and the Silverville Baptist Church.

There are no services or visitation scheduled. The body will be cremated. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Fayetteville Fire Department First Responders. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/19/03

Norman – Dorothy Ilene Norman of Heltonville, IN, died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on May 3, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert Turner and Kathleen (Bartlett) Turner Finley. She married Dale E. Norman on March 16, 1946, and he died on September 8, 1989.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Brown and her husband, Harley, of Bedford, IN; one son, Byron Norman and his wife, Pam, of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Naomi Norman and her husband, Harold, of Bedford, IN, and Anah Mae Briscoe and her husband, Gene, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Richard Turner and his wife, JoAnn, of Harlingen, TX, and Robert Turner and his wife, Ann, of Monticello, KY; three grandchildren: Evan Brown of Naperville, IL, Whitney Pettit, and Caitlin Norman, both of Bedford, IN; and two great-grandchildren, Michaela and Emily Pettit. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother (in infancy); and one grandson, Byron Norman, Jr.

A 1945 graduate of Heltonville High School, she was a beautician for thirty-seven years. She was a member of the Donica Memorial Church of God and a former member of the Meadows Church of God, where she was a song leader, Sunday school teacher, and active in the Women's Missionary Society for many years.

Services for Dorothy Norman will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in Meadows Church of God Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/18/03

Ball – Leon Ball of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 28, 1927, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John H. and Minnie (Pipher) Ball. He married Patricia Ann Kirk on April 3, 1948, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Leondra Sue Wade and husband, Larry, of Mitchell, IN; one son, Larry Lee Ball and wife, Rebecca, of Mitchell, IN; four brothers: James Ball of Bloomington, IN, Kenneth Ball of Bedford, IN, Charles Henry Ball and Ronald Wayne Ball, both of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Louise Williams and Mildred Henderson, both of Mitchell, IN, and Lavon Callahan of Bedford, IN; three granddaughters: Wendy Michele (Ball) Piwonka and husband, Daniel, of Pensacola, FL, Jennifer (Ball) Tillete and husband, Shane, of Paoli, IN, and Kimberly Wade of Bedford, IN; and five great-grandchildren: Devin Ball, Jenasin Wilson, Jadelyn Reynolds, Leah Tillete, and Jonathan Piwonka. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Ernest Ball.

He retired from Lehigh Cement Company and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. He attended Crossroads Community Church and was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250.

Services for Leon Ball will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd, at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom 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 4-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the church.

Hay – Nevada Brazzel Hay of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on September 25, 1903, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Elsworth and Nora Beyers Brazzel. She married Barclay W. Hay in Bedford, IN, in 1923, and he died on September 26, 1952.

Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Joy Hay of Ft. Worth, TX; one grandson, James W. Hay of Ft. Worth, TX; one great-granddaughter and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, George Hay; and one grandson, Bruce Hay.

She was a homemaker and a 1922 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a member of Central Church of Christ and the D.A.R.

Services for Nevada Hay will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Roberts – James Richard "J.R." Roberts of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, and Chicago, IL, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at his residence. Born on August 25, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Frank and Wilma (Sharpe) Roberts. He married Phylis Tumey in 1954, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are three daughters and their husbands: Bridget and Franklin Martin of Hanover Park, IL, Connie and Marc Jens of Chicago, IL, and Norma Jean and Ed Norton Fosberg of Mitchell, IN; one son and his wife, James and Tracy Roberts of Lockport, IL; three sisters: Ruth Hackett Moore, Mary "Betty" Colburn, and Virginia Massey, all of Bedford, IN; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one sister, Viola Bunch; and one brother, Bud Roberts.

He was a retired machinist from Procter & Gamble in Chicago and was a U.S. Army/Merchant Marines veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Bedford Boat Club and Disabled American Vets.

Services for James Roberts will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

03/17/03

Bowden – Vivian (Viv) Bowden of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at his residence. Born on February 24, 1925, he was the son of Raymond and Lola (Burton) Bowden. He married Laura Catherine Adamson on February 14, 1948, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, John R. Bowden and his wife, Jane, of Ellettsville, IN; one daughter Jennifer K. Hert and he husband, Phil, of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Ruby King of Bedford, IN, and Helen Atchison of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren: Courtney Bowden of Lexington, KY, Sarah Hall and husband Brian of Beaufort, SC, Allison and Stephen Hert, both of Bedford, IN, Mica Bowden of Ellettsville, IN; one great grandson, Garrett Hall of Beaufort, SC. two aunts, Irene Vest of Florida and Gladys Parsons of Mitchell, IN; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Genieveve Carlson; and one brother, Raymond Bowden, Jr.

He was the utilities manager for the city of Bedford a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Bedford Elks #826, and was currently serving on the Executive Committee of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. He received the Ivan Brinegar Award in September of 2002 and was the first recipient of the book of Golden Deeds Award which was presented by the Bedford Exchange Club. He was associated with the Boys Club for 47 years and was the 1969 recipient of the Boys Club of America Bronze Keystone, which is the highest award that can be presented to a volunteer. He was active in coaching and refereeing at the Boys Club until the late 1980's, making three trips to Puerto Rico as coach for the Boys Club All Star Team during this time. He was one of the first originators of biddy basketball. He was responsible for several district and state tournaments at the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

Services for Vivian Bowden will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback and Mayor John Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

Davis – Helen A. Davis of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on April 27, 1912, in Louisville, KY, she was the daughter of Edgar W. and Nellie (Holliday) Steele. She married Clyde Edward Davis on July 12, 1936, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one niece, Darlene Steele McSoley of Bedford, IN; and two nephews, Byron Steele and Brent E. Steele, both of Bedford, IN.

She was a retired bookkeeper from J. C. Penney in Bedford. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Omega Nu Tau Sorority, and a volunteer of the American Red Cross.

Services for Helen Davis will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 21st, at Cresthaven Chapel. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Harrison – Lucille Harrison of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on May 10, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Lottie (White) Tirey. She married Ralph James Harrison on May 26, 1940, and he died on May 1, 1981.

Surviving are two daughters: Martha Walton and husband, Jim, of Mitchell, IN, and Helen Moffatt of Simpsonville, SC; five grandchildren: David Walton and wife Evalyn, Jamie Young and husband Troy, J. R. Moffatt and wife Leigh Ann, Deborah Leonard and husband Jay, and Pat Moffatt and wife Stacey; and twelve great-grandchildren: Daniel and Hannah Walton, Landon, Lauren, and Elizabeth Young, Zac and Shannon Moffatt, Ben, Sam, and Elizabeth Leonard, Evan and Nathan Moffatt. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Denzil Tirey and Carl Tirey (in infancy); and one sister, Pauline Isom.

She was a 1932 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Mt. Horeb Mission Circle, and Mt. Horeb Home Ec Club.

Services for Lucille Harrison will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Revs. David Walton, J. R. Moffatt, and Wade Judy officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Johnson – Teresa Ann Endris Johnson of Bedford, IN, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at her residence. Born on December 11, 1928, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Otto and Marie (Gates) Endris. She married Joseph J. Johnson on April 22, 1950, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Janice Henderson of Cambridge, MA; two sons, Chris Johnson of Augusta, GA, and James Johnson of Austin, TX; one sister, Mary Jean Endris of Bedford, IN; three brothers: John Endris and James Endris, both of Bedford, IN, and Daniel Endris of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Alex Johnson and Bryan Johnson, both of Columbia City, IN, Amanda Henderson and Joe Henderson, both of Bedford, IN, and Adelaide Johnson of Austin, TX; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Joseph Endris.

She was a homemaker and a 1947 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Teresa Johnson will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 21st, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a Rosary Service will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Memorial contributions are suggested to the White River Humane Society in Bedford.

Stewart – Olin Lee Stewart, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, March 17, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 28, 1948, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Olin L. Stewart and Mary Margaret Stewart Gee. He was divorced.

Surviving are one son, Travis Stewart of Bedford, IN, and his father, Olin Stewart, Sr. of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his mother and a step-brother.

He worked in Maintenance at Four Winds in Bloomington and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

There will be burial services for Olin Stewart, Jr. at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 20th, at Dive Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

03/16/03

Tolbert – Bobby Lee Tolbert of Williams, IN, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence. Born on September 30, 1948, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ray and Fannie (Hall) Tolbert. He married Carolyn Sue Robbins on Aril 26, 1968, at Bonds Chapel in Orange County, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Tina Dalton of Bedford, IN, and Amy Smith of Mitchell, IN; two sons-in-law, Chad Dalton of Bedford, IN, and Kyle Smith of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Fannie Hall of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Ray Eugene Tolbert of Williams, IN, and Jerry Tolbert and wife, Connie, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Diane Taylor and husband, Dean, of Gary, IN; four grandchildren: Levi and Brianna Dalton and Hannah and Cameron Lee Smith; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was employed as an ammunition disposal supervisor at Crane Naval Depot. He was a 1966 graduate of Mitchell High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ.

Services for Bobby Tolbert will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

03/13/03

Hillenburg – Ruth A. Hillenburg of New Castle, IN, formerly of East Oolitic, IN, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Henry County Meorial Hospital. Born on March 19, 1907, in Heltonville, IN, she was the daughter of Robert and Tinza (Martin) Arthur. She married Leston Hillenburg on March 6, 1926, and he died in 1955.

Surviving are two daughters, Margie Clampitt and husband Bill of New Castle, IN, and Ruby Vaught and husband Howard of Winimac, IN; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Dale and Gerald E. Hillenburg; one daughter, Marie Jeffries; one sister, Pearl Howe; and four brothers: Earl, Raymond, Merle, and Roscoe Arthur.

She was a cook for most of her life and a seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of the First Church of God in Bedford and attended the South Memorial Drive Church of God in New Castle, where she was a member of the Karing Keenagers.

Services for Ruth Hillenburg will be at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Floyd Brick and Mark Martin and the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial willow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

03/11/03

Flinn – Marcella Flinn of Tunnelton, IN, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born on July 14, 1921.

Surviving are three nieces: Mary Jane Hamilton, Susan Flinn, and Dorothy Farris; and one nephew, Kenneth Box.

There will be graveside services for Marcella Flinn at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13th, at Tunnelton Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Goodman – Leonard A. Goodman of Heltonville, IN, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on May 20, 1911, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Elza and Minnie (Donica) Goodman. He married Gertrude Marie (Smale) Corbin on September 6, 1947, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Penny Kay Rainey and her husband, Dean, of Pendleton, IN, and Patty Fletcher and her husband, Dale H. of Bedford, IN; one son, Dean Corbin and his wife, Linda, of Bedford, IN; one daughter-in-law, Judy Corbin of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Mabel Harrison of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren: Wade Rainey and wife Beverly, Tracy Rainey Kemerly and husband Randy, Brenton Fletcher and wife Jenny, Mark Fletcher, Amy Fletcher Voris and husband Joe, Tammy Corbin Todd and husband Scott, Angel Corbin Hardy, Gina Corbin Zukas, Deana Corbin Judah and husband Parker, Mikki Corbin Bex and husband Scott; sixteen great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Betty Meadows and Janet Adams. He was preceded in death by one son, Donald Corbin; three granddaughters: Teresa Renee Rainey, Christine Kaye Corbin, and Eden Marie Corbin; four brothers: Wylie, Norman, Roy, and Ray; and three sisters: Goldie Henderson, Thelma Meadows, and Cleo Draves.

He was retired from General Motors Corp. of Bedford. He was one of the founders of the Pleasant Run Improvement Organization, a member of U.A.W. Union Local No. 440 of Bedford, and was a former fire chief.

Services for Leonard Goodman will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 14th, at the Heltonville Baptist Church with Bro. Carl Brown and the Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, and from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church.

Tolbert – Rose Marie Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at her residence. Born on December 11, 1939, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Laurin and Helen May (Jacobs) Tolbert. She married Bernard Tolbert, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Bradley Earl Tolbert of Franklin, IN, and Michael Eldon Tolbert and wife Noreen of Orleans, IN; three brothers: Joe Tolbert and wife Marcia of Mitchell, IN, James Tolbert and Jeff Tolbert, both of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sue Waggoner and husband Roy of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren, Jennifer Renay Tolbert and Russell E. Doan. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Priscilla Tolbert, Mary Frances Dumond, and Betty Robertson; and three brothers: Staff Sergeant Paul E. Tolbert, David Tolbert, and Harry Tolbert.

She was a former employee of Trav-ler Corp. in Orleans and was a 1958 graduate of Huron High School. She attended Port Williams Church of Christ and Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Services for Rose Tolbert will be at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/08/03

Gaines – Silas James Gaines, infant son of James David and Jaime (Deaton) Gaines, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was born November 25, 2002, in Indianapolis, IN.

Surviving are his parents, James and Jaime Gaines of Mitchell, IN; grandparents: Henry and Bev Deaton of Salem, IN, and James and Tena Gaines of Mitchell, IN; great grandparents: G.W. and Myrtle Kenyon of Salem, IN, David and Luella Russell of Mitchell, IN, and Mary Margaret Gaines of Mitchell, IN; and great-great-grandfather, Noble Russell of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, James Tolbert Gaines and Joe and Elsie Deaton.

Services for Silas Gaines will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11th, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Revs. Steve Jones and Wes Jones officiating. A private family burial will be on Wednesday at Jacob Finger Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wykoff – Harold Scott Wykoff of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, and Indianapolis, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, FL. He was born on December 14, 1914, in Bedford, IN.

Surviving are his wife of thirty-six years, Dorothy Wykoff of Vero Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

He moved to Vero Beach two years ago from Indianapolis. He was a member of the Vero Christian Church, Masonic Lodge #251 F&AM, Murat Temple of the Shrine, and Moose Lodge #17, all of Indianapolis.

Services for Harold Wykoff will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where Masonic Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. that evening by members of Masonic Lodge #14 F&AM.

03/07/03

Edwards – Walter Irvin Edwards of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Hospice of Palm Beach. Born on August 23, 1932, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of John Arthur and Bertha (Jacobs) Edwards. He married Joan Cooper, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of 46 years are two sons, Bryan Edwards of Miami, FL, and Bruce Edwards of Jacksonville, FL; and one brother, Arthur Edwards of Naples, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

As an electrical engineer, he worked for three decades in the nuclear power industry, first with nuclear propulsion systems at the Nevada Test Site and later with several nuclear power generating companies, including Florida Power and Light. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Aycock Funeral Home of Jupiter, FL. Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Quigley – Margaret Catherine Quigley of San Leandro, CA, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, March 7, 2003, in San Leandro. Born on November 16, 1914, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Julius and Lulu (Cayes) Beaver. She married Rocker L. Quigley on November 11, 1932, and he died on July 24, 1985.

Surviving are one son, George Quigley of San Leandro, CA; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Mickey and David Quigley; and one brother, Howard Beaver.

She had been a crafter and instructor of picture framing, tole painting, sewing, and decoupage.

There will be a graveside service for Margaret Quigley at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 19th, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. There will be no visitation. Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

03/05/03

Franklin – Joel D. Franklin of Ellettsville, IN, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 12, 1957, he was the son of Dale and Ruth (Crater) Franklin. He married Sherry Carter on August 27, 1998, and she survives.

Also surviving are two step-sons: Wayne and Elliott Caswell, both of Bedford; one brother, two sisters, and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

He was a laborer at GM in Defiance, OH. He was a member of the UAW 440, and Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Bedford.

Services for Joel D. Franklin will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with the Reverend Elliott Perry officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN. Friends may call on Friday, March 7, 2003, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Patton – Marvin A. Patton of Mitchell, died on Wednesday March 5, 2003, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on June 9, 1921, in Caldwell County, KY, he was the son of Shelley and Charline (Grubbs) Patton. He married Emma Kathryn Hill on August 29, 1942, in Pike County, IN, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 1997. He later married Jean Stickney on July 1, 2002, in Bedford, and she survives.

Also surviving are one son, Paul M. Patton of Bedford; one daughter, Debbie Christy and her husband Ray of Bedford; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three step-sons: Mike Stickney of Odessa, FL, Greg Stickney of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bob Stickney of Kernersville, NC; three step-daughters: Lois Meeker of Anderson, IN, Betty Haste and Dawn Taylor, both of Mitchell; thirteen step-grandchildren; seventeen step-great-grandchildren; three brothers: Chester Patton of Princeton, KY, Aubrey Patton of Evansville, IN, and Jerry Patton of Florida; two sisters: Ernestine Christman and her husband Charles of Florida, and Patsy Hill and her husband Charles of St. Louis, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Ramona Causey and Frances Britt.

Reverend Patton was a retired Church of the Nazarene preacher, retiring after fifty-four years of ministering in churches of the Southwest Indiana District of the Nazarene Church. He pastored in churches at Francisco, St. Bernice, Mackey, and Cloverdale, all in the Southwest Indiana District, as well as the Southside Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, IN, and Mr. Greenwood Church of the Nazarene in Chicago, IL. He directed many youth and children camps for twenty-six years and served as a missionary to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. Reverend Patton went to college in Evansville, IN, and the Cincinnati God's Bible School in Ohio.

Services for Reverend Marvin A. Patton will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, Third and Grissom Streets, Mitchell, IN, with the Reverend Mark Becthel and Dr. Garrett Mills officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, March 8, 2003, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The body will lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell.

Peterson – Marjorie Kidwell Peterson of Bedford, formerly of Tucson, AZ, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on June 16, 1924, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Emery D. and Velma (Jenkins) Trinkle. She married Paul Kidwell in 1941. She later married Roger Peterson in 1966, and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Surviving are one son, Larry Kidwell and his wife, Judy, of Bedford; one brother, David Trinkle of Kansas; three sisters: Martha Trinkle of California, Mary Lawyer of Mooresville, IN, and Vivian Bough of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and ten brothers and sisters.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stafford – Juanita Stafford of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on March 29, 1914, she was the daughter of Elza and Gertrude (Jones) Carnahan. She married Clifford Stafford on May 21, 1938, and he preceded her in death on November 14, 1989.

Surviving are one son, Darrell Stafford and his wife, Marta, of Oceanside, CA; two daughters: Sue Canfield and her husband, Mike, of Mitchell, and Rose Houston and her husband, Gary, of Bloomington, IN; two sisters-in-law: Virginia Carnahan of Belleville, MI, and Peg Gilley of Washington; one brother-in-law, Lowell Evans of Washington; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Donald Joe Stafford; two brothers: Sidney and elbert Carnahan; and a sister, Violet Thorne Burton.

She was a former employee of Caudell's Variety Store, and a member of Aikman's Creek Baptist Church in Washington. She also attended Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Juanita Stafford will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2003, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Jeremy Blanton, Scot Blanton, Travis Blanton, Greg Butler, Eric Canfield, Steve Canfield, Zach Canfield, and Matt Wilson. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2003, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/04/03

Heise – William A. "Pokey" Heise, formerly of Auburndale, FL, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the home of his daughter. Born on December 25, 1928, in Paoli, IN, he was the son of Roy W. and Neva (Wolfington) Heise.

Surviving are one son: John W. Heise and his wife, Valerie, of Lincoln, NE; two daughters: Carol A. Johnson and her husband, Carl, of Bedford, and Jackie Stillman and her husband, Neal, of Mitchell; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda D'Lorenzo of New Port Richey, FL; and one brother, Dr. John Heise of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Paoli Friends Meeting.

A private family burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home.

03/03/03

Henderson – Eleanor Jane Henderson of Bedford, IN, died on Monday, March 3, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 5, 1938, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Frederick George and Ruby Elizabeth (Woodward) Pritchett.

Surviving are two sisters: Sue Tarr and her husband Bob, and Sherry Lynn Edgar all of Bedford; two nephews: Michael Austin Pritchett and his wife Elizabeth, and Robert Grayson Tarr and his wife Maria; three nieces: Tina Elizabeth Mummert-Stewart and her husband Jim, Kiva Sean Gratzer and her husband Bill, and Denise Michelle Keller and her husband Richard; ten great-nieces; and six great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Frederick Austin Pritchett; one sister, Claudia Jean Beebe; one nephew, Billy Pritchett; and one great nephew, Nathan Mummert.

She was disabled as a licensed nurse and had worked at Core Nursing Home in Bedford. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Services for Eleanor Jane Henderson will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, 2003, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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