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Obituaries 2003 – 04 (April)

4/30/03 Cornett – Leonard Cornett of Shoals, IN, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 5, 1934, in Hazard, KY, he was the son of Boyd and Mary (McLemore) Cornett. He married Shila Whittle in July 1962, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Jonathan Cornett of Shoals, IN; one daughter, Beth Cook, of Shoals, IN; two sisters, Hattie Bowman of Melbourne, FL, and Sallie Davies of Talladega, AL; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, and nine brothers and sisters. He retired from NWSC Crane and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Williams, IN. Services for Leonard Cornett will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor James Tipton officiating. Burial will follow in Indian Creek Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Irwin – Clarence "Tuck" Irwin of Huron, IN, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at his residence. Born on January 23, 1918, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of George and Grace (Madison) Irwin. He married Betty Chastain on November 30, 1945, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are six sons: Clarence Irwin and wife, Delores, of Flaherty, KY, Dale Irwin and wife, Marie, of Campbellsburg, IN, Darrell Irwin of Mitchell, IN, Ralph Irwin and wife, Rosemary, of Bowling Green, KY, Garold Irwin and wife, Joy, of Mitchell, IN, and Staff Sgt. Harold Irwin, currently stationed in Germany; one daughter, Jeannie Tharp, of Shoals, IN; twenty grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. He retired from Lehigh Portland Cement Company in 1983 and was a member of Huron Baptist Church. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250. Services for Clarence Irwin will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. David Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #150 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home. 04/25/03 Houtchings – Charlotte Ruth Hall Houtchings of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 27, 1910, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Osaac and Aliby (Mitchell) Hall She married M. G. (Buck) Houtchings on April 16, 1927, and he died on October 13, 1976. Surviving are three daughters: Jean New of Vine Grove, KY, Edna Sears of Oolitic, IN, and Linda Gray of Orleans, IN; two sons, Robert and James Houtchings, both of Bedford, IN; twelve grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and thirty great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Ruth Kidd in 1983; three sisters: Pearl Catherine Hall, Laura Alice Godsey, and Elloyd Workman; two brothers, Wesley and Robert Hall; five half-brothers: Bernie, John, Melvin, Lester Hall, and Vernon Hicks; two half-sisters, Ola Mitchell and Benzie Hall; and three grandchildren. Services for Charlotte Houtchings will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Alan Phillips and the Rev. Max Able officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/24/03 Cox – Nancy "Kay" Mann Cox of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 23, 1950, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Harry A. and Sarah Gail (Crown) Mann. She married Harold Cox Jr. on May 7, 1976, and he died on August 8, 2002. Surviving are six children: Roger Dale McCoy II of Paoli, IN, Mariah Gail Cox of Mitchell, IN, Cherri Lynn Young of Pekin, IN, Terri Lea Boyer and Richard Eugene Cox, both of Orleans, IN, and Kelli Jo Cox of Mitchell, IN; her mother, Gail Mann of Mitchell, IN; six siblings: Rose Anna Gootee of North Vernon, IN, Harry Edward Mann of Mitchell, IN, Sarah Elizabeth Hancock of Madison, IN, Donald Richard Mann of Indianapolis, Rebecca Jane Mann of Texas, and Kathy Sue Meyers of Hanover, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her father; and two brothers, Arthur Mann, in infancy, and Frederick Lee Mann. She was a 1968 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club. Services for Nancy Cox will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home. 04/23/03 Burrell – Lena E. Burrell of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at her residence. Born on October 1, 1956, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Claude C. Stannard and Sharon (Baker) Stannard Trueblood. She married Gary Burrell on May 25, 1997, in Gaffney, SC, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are her mother, Sharon Trueblood of Bedford, IN; one son, Eddie Walton of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Jessica Thornton of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Claude C. Stannard Jr. of Bedford, IN; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a homemaker. Services for Lena Burrell will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Patton Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until the service time Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 04/22/03 Cochran – Raymond "Scott" Cochran of Norman, IN, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, IN. Born on November 17, 1959, in Frankfort, IN, he was the son of Raymond E. and Nancy J. (Waggoner) Cochran. He married Carla D. Hunt on April 8, 1978, in Indianapolis, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Jennifer Mullis of Bedford, IN; two sons, Dustin Cochran and Nicholas Cochran, both of Norman, IN; his father, Raymond E. Cochran of Kirklin, IN; three sisters: Melinda Cloud of Pendleton, IN, Donna Belcher of Zionsville, IN, and Laurie Turner of Lebanon, IN; one brother, Brian Cochran of Zionsville, IN; mother and father-in-law, Gordon and Ann (Kinser) Hunt of Norman, IN; and brother-in-law, Gordy Hunt of Norman, IN; He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy J. Cochran. He was the owner of Hoosier Stone Sales, Inc. of Whitestown, IN. He was a member of Norman Community Church, Sons of American Legion, and Worth Township Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief. Services for Raymond Cochran will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 25th, at the Norman Community Church with Pastors Don Deck and Bill Tennyson officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday at the Norman Community Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Scott Cochran Memorial Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Hanks – Rick Hanks of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at his residence. Born on October 14, 1948, in Heron, IL, he was the son of Curtis Hanks and Claudine (Graves) Hanks Slate. He married Nancy Owens and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Rochelle Hanks and Racquel Hanks, both of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Jerry Hanks and his wife Beverly of Bronston, KY, and Mike Hanks and his wife LeAnn of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Myra Hanks Baker and her husband Jerry of Franklin, IN; and one grandson, A. J. Wells of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his mother, Claudine Slate; one brother, Greg McFarland; and maternal grandparents, Edmond and Stella Graves. He was retired from Crane Army Ammunition Activity and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. Services for Rick Hanks will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Oolitic Masonic Lodge. 04/21/03 Jeffries – Glenn L. Jeffries of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Westview Manor. Born on April 30, 1929, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ed and Nora (Puckett) Jeffries. He married Janet Fitzgerald on May 28, 1960, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Terry Henderson of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Cherri Hayes of Solsberry, IN; four brothers: Karl Jeffries of Scotland, IN, Paul Jeffries of Carlisle, IN, James Jeffries of Paris Crossing, IN, and Herman Jeffries of Bowling Green KY; one sister, Barbara Jeffries of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin Jeffries; two sisters, Helen Hackney and Edna Sears; and two brothers, Russell Dale and Orville Jeffries. He retired after forty-one years from Indiana Limestone Company and was a member of the 741 Hod Carriers Union. He attended the New Union Christian Church. Services for Glenn Jeffries will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the New Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Snow – Viola A. Snow of Bedford, IN, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Miller's Merry Manor in Mooresville, IN. Born on September 13, 1908, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Elmore and Laura (Bell) Mundy. She married Hobart G. Page and he died on May 23, 1971. She later married Burgess Snow, and he died in March 1986. Surviving are two sons, Lester E. Page of Indianapolis and Roy D. Page of Cheyenne, WY; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both husbands, one sister, and four brothers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Services from Viola Snow will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kentucky Ridge Cemetery in Greene County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder Group, in care of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1401 22nd Street, Bedford, IN 47421. 04/20/03 Morrow – David W. Morrow of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on July 20, 1952, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Herschel and Ola (Wade) Morrow. Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; one brother, Keith Morrow and his wife Peggy of Bedford, IN; one sister, Debbie Fuller of Bedford; one nephew, Donnie Morrow of the U.S. Navy; two nieces, Carie Turpen and Stephanie Hardy, both of Bedford, IN. He was disabled. He was a graduate of Needmore High School and was of the Christian faith. Services for David Morrow will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Strunk – Ovalean Strunk of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at her residence. Born on January 19, 1926, in Springfield, IL, she was the daughter of Arthur N. and Mattie Elizabeth (Turpin) Grubbs. She married Leonard F. Strunk on June 21, 1946, and he died January 5, 1993. Surviving are two sons: Leonard Russell Strunk of Bedford, IN, and Michael Nolan Strunk of Greene County, IN; six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Peona Grubbs and William Arthur Grubbs; and two sisters, Lerverda Valentour and Virginia Grubbs. She retired in 1987 from RCA in Bloomington. She was of Baptist faith. Services for Ovalean Strunk will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/19/03 Bridges – John Winfred Bridges of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 26, 1915, in Dugger, IN, he was the son of Levi and Talitha Jane (Bledsoe) Bridges. He married Mary J. Burford on February 19, 1944, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Rick Bridges of Mitchell, IN; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Norma Jean Thornburg in 1996; two sisters, Della Neal and Arzella Holtsclaw; one brother, Raymond Bridges; and one half-brother, Ivan Keane. He was a retired businessman and retired production manager for Trav-ler Radio Corp. in Orleans. He was a member and elder of the Bryantsville Church of Christ and was former president of the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Society. Services for John Bridges will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Genealogical Society or the Bryantsville Church of Christ. 04/18/03 Grider – Pauline Grider of Spring Arbor, MI, formerly of Huron, IN, died Friday, April 18, 2003, in Spring Arbor, MI, where she had resided the past six years. Born on August 12, 1913, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Jasper and Louivisa (Wininger) Leonard. She married Roscoe Grider and he preceded her in death. Surviving are four grandchildren: Starr L. Fish, Kelley D. Stone, Traci Greathouse, and Kristi Beeler; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents- one daughter, Billie J. Evans; one son, Don Richard Grider; one sister, Mae Morgan; and five brothers: Andy, Thurman, Harvey, Charles, and William Leonard. She had operated restaurants in Bloomington, French Lick, Spencer, and Peru. She was a member of Central Church of Christ. Services for Pauline Grider will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Moore's Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Porter – James F. "DeBuck" Porter, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 18, 1942, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of John Denzil and Beryl Elizabeth (Mann) Porter, Sr. He married Karen Faye Pate on June 4, 1966, and she died January 20, 1979. Surviving are three daughters: Ten R. Kern and husband, Mark, of Bedford, IN, Judith A. Caudill and husband, Tom, of Mitchell, IN, and Kathy Jo Redman and husband, Brian, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Bill Hadley of Mitchell, IN, and John Denzil Porter, Jr. of Salem, IN; two sisters, Theresa Banks and Rita Nash, both of Mitchell, IN; and six grandchildren: Andrew Kern, Dylan Kern, Cory Caudill, Sherman Patton, Natasha Bennett, and Kelsey Redman. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one sister, Maxine Porter. He was employed at Dana Corporation. He was a member of UAW Local 119A Steelworkers, Tulip Street Christian Church, and had served in the Indiana National Guard. There will be graveside services for James Porter at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23rd, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bros. Eugene Pruett and Jerry Allen officiating. Friends may call from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. 04/17/03 Ray – Virginia L. Ray of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 28, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Joseph and Louise Cassidy. She married Robert Ray in 1958 in Tennessee, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Kellie Magers of Bedford, IN; two sons, James Ray of Bedford, IN, and Timothy Ray of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Bobbi Jo Ray of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Janette Nikirk of Oolitic, IN, and Margaret Brown of Needmore, IN; two brothers, Ben Cassidy and Bill Cassidy, both of Bedford, IN; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Carl and Jim Cassidy; one half-sister, Catherine Dorsett; and one grandson, Benjamin Robert Ray. She was a cook at General Motors Powertrain and a long-time employee of RCA in Bloomington. Services for Viginia Ray will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 04/16/03 Benham – Lillian Mae Boyd Benham of Avoca, IN, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 11, 1916, she was the daughter of William Oral and Osa L. (O'Neil) Boyd. She married Lawrence E. Benham on February 5, 1938, and he died on May 4, 2002. Surviving are one son, John Benham of Avoca, IN; three daughters: Mary Kay Youngquist of Atlanta, FA, Malinda Morris of Bedford, IN, and Carolyn Dengate of Shalimar, FL; fourteen grandchildren, two grandsons whom she helped raise at home, Bret Youngquist of Marshall, VA and Stephen Youngquist of Bloomington, IN; eight great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Harold Benham of Bedford, IN; and two sisters-in-law, Vera Poole of Oolitic, IN, and June Fiddler of Decatur, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Viola Rose Gillespie; and one grandson, Robert Franklin Kinder in 1968. She was a homemaker. She was a 1934 graduate of Needmore High School and also graduated from Central Normal College in Danville, IL. She was a former Girl Scout leader, a member of the Psi Iota Xi, Dunn Pink Ladies, and Avoca Baptist Church. Services for Lillian Benham will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. James E. Jones and the Revs. Robert Kirkman and Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of gifts or flowers, mourners may wish instead to contribute financially to the Dr. Lawrence E. Benham Memorial Scholarship Fund for Students at the Avoca Baptist Church, P.O. Box 54, Avoca IN 47420. Cameron – Richard Cameron Jr. of Springville, IN, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born on July 19, 1954, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Shaff) Cameron. He married Jill Shiflet, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Joshua Y. Cameron, serving with the U.S. Navy and stationed in Virginia; one daughter, Erinn Warton of Portland, OR; his parents Richard and Ellizabeth Cameron of Bedford, IN; and his paternal and maternal grandmothers. The body will be cremated. Private memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Dalton – Robert E. Dalton of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 17, 1955, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Harry Dalton and Marcia (Adams) Brinegar. He maried Doris M. Payton on March 17, 1979, in Heltonville, IN, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are his mother and step-father, Marcia and George Brinegar of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Christie Cride and her husband, Bill, of Sneedville, TN, Beth Guthrie and her husband, Tim, of Mitchell, IN, and Teresa Dalton of Trinity Springs, IN; two brothers: Steve Dalton and his wife, Cindi, of Bedford, IN, and Michael Ala Dalton of Mitchell, IN; he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ashley N. Dalton; his father, and his grandparents. He was of the Christian faith and attended the First Church of God in Mitchell. Services for Robert Dalton will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Chad McIntosh officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Tilley – Hilda I. Tilley of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the Heart Center of Indiana in Carmel, IN. Born on April 18, 1935, in Crawford County, IN, she was the daughter of Everett and Dimple (McCutcheon) Mills. She married Pastor Gordon L. Tilley on July 24, 1959, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, Dan Tilley of Kodak, TN; one daughter, Debbie McCord of Florence, KY; three sisters: Erma Scott of Grantsburg, IN, Norma Woolems of Grantsburg, IN, and Anna Garcia of Columbus, IN; three brothers: Sam Mills of Bloomington, IN, Paul and David Mills, both of North Vernon, IN; four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker and a member and pastor's wife of the First Wesleyan Church in Bedford. Services for Hilda Tilley will be at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Marvin Hughes and Dr. Norman Wilson officiating. A committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. (EST) at the Union Chapel Cemetery in Grantsburg, IN. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/15/03 Boofer – Bernice J. Boofer of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 8, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Stipp) Stultz. She married Price M. Boofer on September 21, 1967, and he died November 8, 1974. Surviving are one brother, Dale Stultz of Indianapolis; two nephews, Charles Stultz of Venton, VA, and Richard Stultz of Bedford, IN; two nieces, Nancy Stultz of Bedford, IN, and Doris Ann Holder of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by he husband; three brothers: Charles, Frank, and Herschel Stultz; and one nephew, Franklin David Stultz. She was a homemaker and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Services for Bernice Boofer will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Carl Leth officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Prewitt – Danny Prewitt of Lyons, IN, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Greene County General Hospital. Born on August 13, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of George and Zella Prewitt. He married Debbie Johnson on February, 2001, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons: Michael Prewitt and his wife, Theresa, of Spencer, IN, and Sean Prewitt of Needmore, IN; two daughters: Staci Prewitt of Paoli, IN, and Kim Johnson and her husband, Randy, of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Richard Johnson and his wife, Christy; one step-daughter, Jennifer McKinney and husband, Bill; two sisters, Sherry Davis of Kentucky and Brenda Davis of Bedford, IN; one brother, James Tincher of Mitchell, IN; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Tyler. There will be graveside services for Danny Prewitt at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19th, at Liberty Cemetery in Jackson County, IN, with the Rev. Gerald DeVore officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/14/03 Aliano – James Aliano of Bloomfield, IN, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 22, 1932, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of James (Sr.) and Mary Ann (Kirk) Aliano. He married Mary Alice Elliott on April 6, 1953, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are four sons: James D. Aliano of Springville, IN, Kevin D. Aliano of Evansville, IN, Gregory S. Aliano of Springville, IN, and Vincent K. Aliano of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Jamie S. Hill of Nashville, TN; one sister, Shirley Waggoner of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law, Mike Heffley in 1988. He was retired as a supervisor working at several local limestone quarries and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of the National Guard. He was a member of the Bethel Christian Community Church in Springville, where he taught Sunday school and was an elder. Services for James Aliano will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Hill 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. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/13/03 Crane – Audrey Crane of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 26, 1909, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Lula (Sipes) Crane. He married Hazel Hughes on March 22, 1929, and she survives. Audrey and Hazel had just celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Surviving with his wife are four daughters: Alta Fields and her husband, Charles, Jr. of Fayetteville, IN, Rebecca Pate and her husband, Karl, of Marlow, OK, Euretta Griggs of Bedford, IN, and Cathy Jenner and her husband, Phillip, of Bedford, IN; three sons: Bill Crane and his wife, Deloris, of Englewood, FL, John Crane and his wife, Oneda, of Orleans, IN, and Robert Crane and his wife, Lynn, of Pinhook (Lawrence County) IN; one sister, Lois Barnard and her husband, A.T., of Bedford, IN; one brother, Hayden Crane and his wife, Wanda, of Bedford, IN; one grandchild who was raised in their home, William Clarence "Billy" Burton of Liberty, TX; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Herman, Ray, Roy, Harley, and Edwin Crane; one grandchild, Theresa; and one great-great-grandson, Mason Cox. He worked at farming for the Oren Wilcox and Ben Hitchcock families and then worked at General Motors in Bedford from 1951-55, General Refractories in Shoals from 1958-64. He retired in 1972. He was of Protestant faith. Funeral services for Audrey Crane will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Leth officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Hughes – Bernice Hughes of Linton, IN, formerly of Ft. Ritner (Lawrence County), IN, died Sunday, April 13, 2003, at Glenburn Nursing Home in Linton, IN. Born on September 26, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Maude (Allen) McKinney. She married Earl Hughes on April 28, 1934, and he died on May 28, 1991. Surviving are one son, Donald Hughes and his wife, Sharon, of Linton, IN; two grandsons, Robert Earl Hughes and his wife, Cathy, of Evansville, IN, and Michael Dean Hughes and his wife, Jo, of Bedford, IN; two granddaughters, Donna Jean Smith and her husband, Michael, of Linton, IN, and Lucinda Ann Phegley and her husband, Steve, of Linton, IN; eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was a homemaker. Services for Bernice Hughes will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. M. L. Walls officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 04/12/03 Nickless – W. Paul Nickless of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, April 12, 2003, at Mitchell Manor. Born on April 19, 1919, in Elnora, IN, he was the son of John Alton and Sarah Elizabeth (Inman) Nickless. He married Helen Jean Nickless, and she preceded him in death. He then married Maude Ozbourne, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Paul T. Nickless of Danville, IN, and Timothy B. Nickless of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Joyce Baker and Barbara Jean Baxter, both of Williams, IN, and Paul Thompson of White House, TN; ten grandchildren: Leah Baker Hopper, Eric Baker, Ursala Baker, Adrian Baker, Jeremy Baker, Tammy Baxter, Shannon Baxter, Jamie Nickless, Travis Watkins and Aimee Nickless Harvey; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, four brothers, and two sisters. He was the owner-operator of Nickless Trucking in Williams, IN. He was a member and elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Bedford. Services for Paul Nickless will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Robertson officiating. Burial will following Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/11/03 Blackerby – Bud "Pabo" Blackerby of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 22, 1938, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Jesse Ray and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby. He married Betty Lou Wells on September 19, 1958, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Debra Jean Daughrity and husband, Shawn, of Mitchell, IN, and Patricia Dawn Hutsler and husband, Robert, of Paoli, IN; two sons, Jessy Ray Blackerby and wife, Debbie, and Richard Paul Blackerby and wife, Dawn, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Ray Blackerby of Mitchell, IN; six sisters: Maxine Worley, Marie Sebastian, Bonnie Bundy, Sue Woods, Janet Quinn, all of Mitchell, IN, and June Hall of Sun City, FL; and four grandchildren: Christopher Paul Hutsler, Matthew Robert Hutsler, Joshua Paul Blackerby, and Audrey Wilkerson Parker. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Earl Blackerby; one sister in infancy, Betty Lou Blackerby; and one grandson, Gregory Alan Vaught. A 1957 graduate of Mitchell High School, he was a security officer at Spring Mill State Park and had been employed at Roberts Brass and Jay-C Store. He was a Christian. Services for Bud Blackerby will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Clabough – Marion Ruth Clabough of Orange City, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at a nursing home in Orange City, FL. Born on October 22, 1924, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Ruth (Clendenon) Jenkins. She married Earl Clabough in 1947, and he died on March 14, 1975, and he died on March 14, 1975. Surviving are four daughters: Linda Sue Byrne of Atlanta, GA, Barbara Burnham of Orange City, FL, Janet Anderson of Deltona, FL, and Teresa Roberts of Orange City, Fl; two sisters, Myna K. Hoyt of Colorado, and Marsha Morrissey of Alabama; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, David P. Clabough in 1976. She was a homemaker. Services for Marion Clabough will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/10/03 Harris – Carol Lynn Harris of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at her residence. Born on July 1, 1936, in in Bourbon County, KY, she was the daughter of Everett and Mabel (Guthrie) Brooking. She married Clarence Harland Harris on December 12, 1952, in Lawrence County, IN, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, John H. Harris and his wife, Janis, of Cedar Creek, TX; three daughters: Mary Beth Ritchie and her husband, Douglas, of Bedford, IN, Kathy Griffin of Bedford, IN, and Donna Cavin and her husband, Mike, of Harlangen, TX; one brother, David Brooking and his wife, Mary, of St. Anthony, IN; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, James Harris. She was a homemaker and a retired kitchen employee at Lawrence County Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Midtown Church of Christ. Services for Carol Harris will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 04/08/03 Farrell – Teresa Lynn Farrell, of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, in Monroe County, IN. Born on August 5, 1971, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Michael and Patricia (Taylor) Farrell. Surviving are one son, Devin Farrell; her parents of Bedford, IN; one brother, Chris Farrell of McCordsville, IN; maternal grandmother, Rachel Banks of Hanover, IN; maternal step-grandmother, Mary Taylor of Bedford, KY; one nephew, and several aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Bertha Farrell; maternal grandfather, Carroll Taylor; and maternal step-grandfather, Howard Banks. She was a corrections officer for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. She earned a degree in paralegal from Vincennes University. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services for Teresa Farrell will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 16th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where the Rosary Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Hayes – Chester Allen Hayes of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at his residence. Born on February 3, 1949, in New Albany, IN, he was the son of Noble Leonard and Edna Marie (Atkins) Hayes. He married Betty Jean McClintock on December 9, 1967, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Raymond Scott Hayes and wife, Melody, of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Autume Lynn Williams and husband, Troy, of Clark, MO, and Heidi Renee Staggs and husband, Jeremy, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Elmer Rodman of Valeene, IN, and Ervin Hayes of Corydon, IN; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six sisters: Estella Rodman, Eva McQueen, Esther Dumas, Pearl Kay Hypes, Elsie Rodman, and Edith Rodman. He was a 27-year employee of GM Powertrain and a 1967 graduate of West Washington High School. He was a member of IBEW Local 369-Louisville, KY, the First Baptist Church in Campbellsburg, and the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post #250. Services for Chester Hayes will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11th, at the First Baptist Church in Campbellsburg with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hop Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church in Campbellsburg. 04/07/03 Mesarosh – Erlene Davis Mesarosh of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at her residence. Born on June 14, 1922, in Bowling Green, KY, she was the daughter of Dim and Mamie (Spear) Davis. She married John Mesarosh on December 18, 1942, and he died on November 23, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Mary McClintock of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Eunice Flynn of Mitchell, IN, Alma Taylor of Orleans, IN, and Thelma Cooper of Bedford, IN; and two grandchildren, Jerry H. C. McClintock and Jennifer O'Neal, both of Scottsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Donald Mesarosh; two brothers, Ralph and Paul Davis, and two brothers in infancy; one sister, Kathryn Terrell; and one granddaughter, Heather Wilson. A 1942 graduate of Mitchell High School, she was a member of the Mitchell Manor Auxiliary and the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service for Erlene Mesarosh will be at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10th, at Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. The graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Louisville Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 8 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. 04/04/03 Gerkin – Ruby M. Gerkin of Paoli, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County. Born on July 23, 1917, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of David I. and Emma (Pittman) McDonald. She married John "J.C." Gerkin on June 10, 1939, and he died March 5, 1995. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy Walton and husband, Morris, of Paoli, IN; one son, Richard Gerkin of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Nancy Marguerite Smith of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Farrell Q. McDonald of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Robert Gerkin; three brothers: Donald O. McDonald, Ronald P. McDonald, and Arnold Hugh McDonald; and two sisters, Florine I. McDonald and Carrie L. McDonald. She was a homemaker, a graduate of Orleans High School, and a member of the Church of Christ. Services for Ruby Gerkin will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 7th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Sokeland officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Newman – Addie Belle Newman of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, April 4, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on December 23, 1909, in Orleans, IN, she was the daughter of Frank and Tiltha (Taylor) Walker. She married Morton Thomas Newman on November 1, 1951, and he died June 24, 1964. Surviving are one nice, Marsha Walker of Bedford, IN; three nephews: David Bowman of AZ, Bill Walker of Bedford, IN, and Frank Walker of Mitchell, IN; five grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, four sisters, and two brothers. She retired from the City of Mitchell Water Department and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Services for Addie Newman will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 8th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Haverly Mortuary, where a Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday evening. 04/03/02 Boyd – David Scott Boyd of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 13, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lloyd and Ruby (Scott) Boyd. He married Billie Peavler, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Diane Utz of Seattle, WA, Angelique Boyd of Sacramento, CA, and step-daughter, Velvet Murphy of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Riley Grauer of Seattle, WA, Joshua, Ivy and Sarah Murphy of Bedford, IN; sons-in-law, Randy Utz of Seattle, WA, and Tim Murphy of Bedford, IN; and several cousins nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Charles Boyd; and one sister, Carol Boyd Kinder. Currently retired, he had worked many years in the home improvement industry, as a sales representative for Anderson Windows, Inc. and later for Enco Industries in Indianapolis. He had been a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. There will be a private service for David Boyd with arrangements under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to either the American Heart Association of the American Cancer Society. Martin – Gathis W Martin of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 15, 1926, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Clyde and Cora (Hillenburg) Martin. He married Betty L. Sowders on March 25, 1946, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Beverly Jordan of Bedford, IN, and Pam Bing of Bloomington, IN; two brothers, Kelsie Martin and James H. Martin, both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mary Hector of Bloomington, IN, and Naomi Norman of Greenwood, IN; one granddaughter, Angie Elkins of Bloomington, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Martin; and one sister, Ruby Sparks. He retired after working for several Limestone companies in Bloomington. He was a member of Calvary Mission Church of Chapel Hill and the Quarry Workers Union. Services for Gathis Martin will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 04/02/03 Coulter – Martha "Jeannie" Coulter of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 3, 1926, in Morganfield, KY, she was the daughter of John William and Agnes Pearl (McBride) Duvall. She married Clifford Dean Coulter on May 28, 1949, in Noblesville, IN, at Our Lady of Grace Church, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are two sons and their wives: Michael Deal and Brenda Coulter of Loogootee, IN, and Victor Ivan and Roberta Coulter of Springfield, VA; one brother, Joseph E. Duvall of Noblesville, IN; two sisters, Georgianna Duvall of Noblesville, IN, and Margaret Duvall of Boston, MA; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services for Martha Coulter will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where the Rosary Service will be said at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Ragsdale – Alma Ragsdale of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 12, 1917, in Malden, MO, she was the daughter of William and Mary (Hill) Holt. She married Arthur Ragsdale on August 30, 1934, in Brownstown, IN, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are are one daughter, Loretta Turpin of Bedford, IN; two sons, Jack Ragsdale of Bedford, IN, and Don Ragsdale of Bloomington, IN; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters. She was a homemaker and a former member of the Moose and Eagles Auxiliaries. Services for Alma Ragsdale will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 04/01/03 Williams – Marie Burton Williams of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born on May 13, 1913, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Howard E. and Glydia (Eversole) Burton. Surviving are two sisters: Mary F. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, and Barbara R. Rawlings and her husband, Dave, of Chicago, IL; one brother, Howard E. Burton, Jr. of Orleans, IN; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Burton of Chicago, IL, and Gertie Burton of Kokomo, IN; special friends, Darrell and Gleathal Blackwell of Bedford, IN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Claude R. Burton, Walter H. Burton, and William M. Burton; two sisters, Mary Louise Burton and Dorothy Mae McPherson; and one nephew, Kurt Scott Kaufhold. She worked for Western Electric in Chicago, IL, for thirty-five years, retiring in 1975, at which time she moved back to Mitchell. She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. There will be a Christian Celebration of Life service for Marie Williams at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 5th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Hostettler officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.


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