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Obituaries 2003 – 05 (May)

05/31/03

Frink – Ralph Leo Curtis Frink of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on July 20, 1922, in Edgar County, IL, he was the son of Roy and Maude (Thomas) Frink. He married Katherine Earlene Cook on July 30, 1943, in Clinton, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two brother, Jack Frink of Quaker, IN, and Lloyd Frink of Florida; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

He was a retired pattern maker and tool and die maker at Central Foundry (Powertrain) G.M. in Bedford and a U.S. Army veteran of World War 2, serving in the Philippines. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Ralph Frink will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 3rd at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Sugar Grove Cemetery located in St. Berniece, IN. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hurd – Maxine Hurd of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Hospitality House. Born on December 11, 1914, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Cora (Whitworth) Chamberlain. She married Robert O. Hurd in 1936, and he preceded her in death

Surviving are one daughter, Sari Wood of Bedford, IN; two sons, Thomas O. Hurd of Northville, MI, and David W. Hurd of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, and two sisters.

She and her husband moved to Bedford in 1946, where she owned and operated the Jane Ann Hat Shop, the Vanity Shop, and the Art Studio in the Masonic Temple. She was a founding member of the Mother's Auxiliary of the Bedford Boys Club and served on the Board of Directors of the Boys Club for more than 30 years. She was a local artist and an active member of the Lawrence County Art Association. She was instrumental in saving and preserving the Clara Barton Red Cross log cabin. She served on the Bedford City Council for 20 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She donated her body to the Indiana University Medical Center. There will be a memorial service for Maxine Hurd at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15th, at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations and other offerings may be made to the Bedford Boys Club.

Jones – Wilma Catherine Jones of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 13, 1930, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Davis S. and Lula (Johnson) Miller. She married William Amos Jones on March 16, 1947, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Catherine Sue Korp of Puryear, TN, Connie Watson of Virginia Beach, VA, and Colleen Stallard of Bedford, IN; one son, William Andrew Jones of Vernon, IN; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Stultz; and one brother, David Maxwell Miller, in infancy.

She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA and Travellers in Bloomington. She had attended both First Church of God and Free Methodist Church.

Services for Wilma Jones will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/30/03

Terrell – Rosemary Terrell of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 30, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on November 27, 1928, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Eva (Longest) Kemple. She married Floyd Terrell on January 15, 1944, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Twila Dawn England, Nina Lynn Parsley, and Teresa Diane Edwards, all of Mitchell, IN; one son, Danny Keith Terrell of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Michael Kemple of California; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren; and one niece, Gloria Chandler of Monrovia, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Luther and Bill Kemple; and two sisters, Anna Mae Tender and Olive Wellman.

She was a former co-owner of Mitchell Lanes and was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Rosemary Terrell will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

05/29/03

Lackey – Zora M. Lackey of Bedford, IN, formerly of Fayetteville and Smithville, IN, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 6, 1916, in Greene County, IN, she was the daughter of Bert and Mary (Hamilton) Mitchell. She married Lynuel Lackey and he survives.

Surviving with her husband is one daughter, Shirley Blevins of Bedford, IN; two sons, Benny Lackey of Bloomfield, IN, and Kenny Lackey of Princeton, IN; one brother, Ervin Mitchell of Fayetteville, IN; ten grandchildren: Terry Blevins, Danny Blevins, Jeff Blevins, Ronnie Blevins, Kim Blevins, Benny C. Lackey, Brad Lackey, Renee Lackey, Derrick Lackey, and Kenny Lackey; one great-grandson, Garrett Blevins. She was preceded in death by five brothers: Romia, Leo, Merle, Charles, and Oral Lewis Mitchell; and one sister, Dorthia Hardgrove.

She was a postal employee at the Smithville Post Office and was a member of the Old Union Christian Church.

Services for Zora Lackey will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Gene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Taylor – Ruth (Bell) Taylor of Shoals, IN, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on May 28, 1940, in Elrod, KY, she was the daughter of Arlene May (Brown) Dye. She first married John Bell and he died March 31, 1998. She then married Ernest Taylor, and he died in 2001.

Surviving are four sons: Charley, Linville, and Dorven Bell, all of Springville, IN, and Zendell Bell of Bedford, IN; one brother, Junior Radford of Kentucky; one sister, Nettie Cooper of Kentucky; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and both husbands.

She had worked at the M. Fine & Sons Mfg. and was a member of the Eagles Lodge. She was of Pentecostal faith.

Services for Ruth Taylor will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/28/03

Tolbert – Cheryl K. Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 20, 1956, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Betty (McNeely) Tolbert.

Surviving are her mother, Betty of Mitchell, IN; maternal grandmother, Mary McNeely; two sister, Cindy Morrison and her husband, Dink, of Oolitic, IN, and Cecilia Wittmann and her husband, Ferd, of San Diego, CA; two nieces, Sharon Minton and her husband, Matthew, and Carrie Howat and her husband, Andy; one nephew, John Eversole and his wife, Kathy; one great-niece, Bethany Eversole. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.

She was an account clerk for Phi Delta Kappa Sorority in Bloomington and had formerly worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford for twenty-two years. She was of protestant faith.

Services for Cheryl Tolbert will be at 10:00 Saturday, May 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/27/03

Thompson – David W. Thompson of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 17, 1941, in Columbus, IN, he was the son of George and Grace (Stoner) Thompson. He married Debra Nicholas on August 20, 1974, in Bartholomew County, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, George Thompson of Seymour, IN; one daughter, Pam Thompson of Columbus, IN; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mike (Rita Mae) Mayharr of Bedford, IN; one sister, Sue Weston of Buras, LA; one brother, Larry Thompson of Columbus, IN; and three grandchildren.

He retired from Underground Utilities Services, IN. as a TV and telephone cable burier.

Private graveside services for David Thompson were held Tuesday, May 27th, at Daugherty Cemetery in Bartholomew County, IN. There were no calling hours. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

05/26/03

McKinney – Norman S. McKinney of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on February 16, 2935, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of George and Ida (Moren) McKinney. He married Betty Browning on July 25, 1947, and they renewed their wedding vows on their 50th wedding anniversary on July 25, 1997. She survives.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters: Deborah McKinney, Mrs. Dennis (Norma) Cummings, both of Bedford, IN, Mrs. San (Rhonda) Miller of Heltonville, IN, and Mrs. Mike (Peggy) Robinson of Bloomington, IN; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold McKinney; and three sisters: Louise Simpson, Elizabeth Chastain, and Jewel Lavender.

He worked for the Bedford Fire Department for twenty-two years, retiring in 1976, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Southland Church of Christ.

Services for Norman McKinney will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Frank Binford officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service time Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/25/03

Chandler – Earl M. Chandler of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab. Center. Born on July 16, 1909, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Mose and Estella (Phillips) Chandler. He first married Mary Beatrice Williams in 1930, and she died in 1940. He married Ruth Canada on July 3, 1940, in Lawrence County, and she died on August 2, 1998.

Surviving are one daughter, Carol Maxine Anderson of New Mexico; two sons, Jerry Myron Chandler of North Vernon, IN, and Michael Earl Chandler of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Howard Morrell Chandler and Morgan Vance Chandler. He came from a family of two brothers, one sister, one half-brother, and three half-sisters.

In earlier years he worked at RCA in Bloomington and as a welder at the Charleston (IN) Shipyard. Later he owned and operated the Fixit Shop in Bedford and retired in 1978. He played bass fiddle and banjo for several local bands in years past and was a member of Eagles Arie #654 and B.P.O. Moose.

Services for Earl Chandler will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Lawrence County.

Lynn – Thelma P. Lynn of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 17, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James William and Jesse (Brown) Hall. She married Raymond Lynn on June 24, 1939, and he died November 29, 1994.

Surviving are three sons: Walter Lynn and his wife, Alma, John Lynn and his wife, Barbara, and Phillip Lynn and his wife, Rhea, all of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Amy Blakey and her husband, Donald, of Bedford, IN; sixteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Virginia Shirley; one brother, Richard Hall; two grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store.

Services for Thelma Lynn will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Mynatt – Barbara J. Mynatt of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 1, 1961, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Benny and Jean (Sipes) White.

Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Patton of Bedford, IN, and Kayla Mynatt, at home; one son, Brandon Mymatt, at home; her parents, Benny and Jean White of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Jeff White and Kevin Shite, both of Bedford, IN; and her fiance, Greg Bay of Bedford, IN.

She was a cook at Rusty's Westend Steakhouse and a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She was a member of Valley Mission Church.

Services for Barbara Mynatt will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/22/03

Sweet – James S. Sweet of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 15, 1924, in Queens, Long Island, NY, he was the son of James Howard and Mary Grace (Pierce) Sweet. He married Marie Moore on December 18, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Donna Marie Robinson of Bedford, IN; two sons, James Bradford Sweet of Dallas, TX, and Spencer L. Sweet of El Paso, TX; one brother, Robert A. Sweet of Modesto, CA; one sister, Barbara Grace Sweet of Cambridge, MA; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son in infancy, Robert Howard Sweet.

He was a senior field engineer for Raytheon Service and was a veteran of the U.S. Marin Corps, having served during World War II. He was a 30-year member of the Lions Club and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

There will be a memorial service for James Sweet at 11:00 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

05/21/03

Dugan – Lela Dugan of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born on July 20, 1917, in Carlisle, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Lena (Eslinger) Wilson. She married the Rev. Thomas William Dugan, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Darnell Anderson of Bedford, IN; one son, Dallas Dugan of Pikeville, KY; two sisters, Charlene Horn of Vincennes, IN, and Violet Cox of Terre Haute, IN; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; seven sisters; and one great-grandson, Joshua, in 1999.

She retired as a nurse from the Bedford Regional Medical Center and wa a member of the Methodist faith.

Services for Lela Dugan will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Rodney Reynolds officiating. A committal service will be at 4 PM on Saturday at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carlisle, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Morris – Maurice Lewis of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Born on July 22, 1917, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Elsworth and Cora (Sargent) Lewis. He married Dorothy B. Bridwell on July 6, 1992, in Shoals, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. James (Patsy) Childs of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Terry D. Wagner of Shoals, IN; one brother, Ermal Lewis of Bedford, IN; one half-brother, Lester Lewis of Spencer, IN; one half-sister, Mrs. Merle (LaVerne) Brown of Gosport, IN; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth H. and Gladys Lewis.

A retired trucker, he owned and operated his own trucks and worked for Refiners Transport and Perry Mullis Petroleum. A WW II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the American Legion. He attended Church of Nazarene in Shoals.

Services for Maurice Lewis will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 25th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/20/03

Zeigler – Russell Laverne Zeigler of Heltonville, IN, died May 20, 2003, in Lebanon, TN. Born on May 7, 1940, in Adair County, MO, he was the son on Russell and Gladys (Wood) Zeigler. He married Carol Dohner on January 4, 1983, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are four daughters: Teresa Zeigler of St. Louis, MO, Dana Riser of Fort Wayne, IN, Colleen Kaiser, and Marsha Allen, both of Butler, IN; two sons, Thomas Slaughter and Harlee Zeigler, both of Butler, IN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a maintenance worker for Swifty Oil Company in Seymour, IN, and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Washington, IN.

Services for Russell Zeigler will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Russ Sage officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Butler Cemetery in Butler, IN. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/18/03

Cooper – Thelma Atchison Cooper of Bedford, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Westview Nursing & Rehab Center. Born on March 12, 1934, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Dimien and Mamie (Spears) Davis. She first married Earl Atchison, and he preceded her in death. She next married Lowell Cooper, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Beck Allen and husband, Steve, of Bedford, IN; one sons, Michael Atchison and wife, Beverly, of Paoli, IN; two sisters, Alma Taylor of Orleans, IN, and Eunice Flynn of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren: Lee Ann Byers-Tomlinson and husband, John, Mellissa Mullis, Andy Travis Atchison, Ashley Atchison, Jeff Atchison and wife, Angie, Brandon Atchison, Naaman Atchison, and Aaron Atchison; two step-grandchildren, Julie Baker and husband, Mike, and Kelly Allen; three great-grandchildren, Kelcey Byers, Aubrey Floyd, and Darrian Atchison; give step-great-grandchildren: Andrew Tomlinson, Alex Tomlinson, Ray Allen, Peyton Baker, and Mallory Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, four brothers, and two sisters.

She was a retired cook at Burris School in Mitchell. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell.

Services for Thelma Cooper will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21st, at Haverly Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haveryly Mortuary.

05/16/03

Holtsclaw – James E. Holtsclaw of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 16, 2003, at his residence. Born on May 7, 1922, he was the son of Robert and Orzella (Rodgers) Holtsclaw. He married Sylvia Irene Kirby on July 25, 1942, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Anita (Holtsclaw) Lee and husband, Larry, of Oolitic, IN; two sons, Jimmie Holtsclaw and wife, Pat, of Stafford, VA, Donnie Holtsclaw and wife, Sharon, of Evansville, IN; two brothers, Jerry Holtsclaw of Oolitic, IN, and Lexie Holtsclaw of Bedford, IN; one sisters, Dorothy Armstrong of Oolitic, IN; four grandchildren: Lore (Lee) Stayley, Kortni Lee, Tiffany Lee, and Jay Holtsclaw; and two great-grandsons, Kyler and Kooper Staley. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Jane Price; and two brothers, Ernie Holtsclaw and Robert Holtsclaw Jr.

He worked for Indiana Limestone Company and Independent Limestone Company, from which he retired in 1984. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 9th Air Force in Dengland, France, Belgium, and Germany as an aircraft armorer during WW II. He was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #1686 and a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman's Club.

Services for James Holtsclaw will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery 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 Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Sodiety.

Hubbard – Gary Dean Hubbard, infant son of John and Sheila (Pridemore) Hubbard, was stillborn on Friday, May 16, 2003, at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Surviving with his parents are his maternal grandmother, Rebecca Nelson; maternal great-grandmother, Cilia Hackney: uncle, Russell Pridemore; paternal grandfather, Noel Hubbard; paternal grandmother, Wanita Hubbard; paternal great-grandmother, Verna Cassiday; and aunt, Kay Hubbard.

There will be graveside services for Gary Hubbard at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, at Lowder Cemetery with Bro. Tom East officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/15/03

McPherson – Terry W. McPherson of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 28, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of James O. and Lina (Reynolds) McPherson. He married Sarah Sue Ellis on July 10, 1970, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters: Michelle Stroud and husband, Douglas, and Melissa Passmore and husband, John, all of Mitchell, IN; his parents of Shoals, IN; one sister, Brenda Troxel and husband, Jim, of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Larry McPherson and wife, Bonnie, of Medora, IN, Gary McPherson and wife, Vicki, of Shoals, IN, and Perry McPherson and sife, Linda, Corona, CA; four grandchildren: Taylor Rene Stroud, Andrew David Wayne Passmore, Austin Jacob Passmore, and Allyson Rene Passmore; his mother-in-law, Helen Ellis of Bedford, IN; three sisters-in-law: Marilyn Tirey and husband, Don, of Oolitic, Katie Mullinax of Bedford, IN, and Becky Pierce and husband, Ronnie, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers-in-law: Eddie Ellis and wife, Linda, of Mitchell, IN, and Don Ellis and wife, Judy, of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Linda McPherson.

He was an employee of Miller Pipeline Corporation for 33 years and attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Services for Terry McPherson will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 19th, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church.

Monyhan – Eva L. Monyhan of Orleans, IN, died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 20, 1909, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Turnes and Lesta (Snow) Monyhan.

Surviving are one brother, Ralph G. Monyhan of Orleans, IN; one niece, Linda Lou Elliott of Springfield, MO; and three nephews: David Monyhan of Port Charlotte, FL, Rex Monyhan of Mitchell, IN, and Robert Monyhan of Orleans, IN. She was preceded in death by one brother, Durward Monyhan.

There will be a private graveside service for Eva Monyhan at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sunday, May 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home.

05/14/03

Salciccia – Nancy Lea Salciccia of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on February 26, 1947, in Lynchburg, VA, she was the daughter of Norman and Peggy Stout. She married Jack Salciccia on October 10, 1978, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Terry Glick of Stamford, CT, and Kathy Cassone of New Hampshire; siblings: Don, Phillip, Shelby, and Martha Stout; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Nancy Salciccia will be at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service time on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

05/13/03

Condra – Jimmy Joe Condra of North Vernon, IN, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at his residence. Born on March 11, 1970, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Jimmy L. and Joan (Wagner) Condra. He married Lori Jane Fletcher on April 22, 2000, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Caitlyn Jo Condra, at home; his parents of Heltonville, IN; one brother, Timmy Condra of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Missy Hearth of Bedford, IN; one step-son, Robert Roll of North Vernon, IN; one step-daughter, Rachel Roll of Greenwood, IN; three step-grandchildren, two nephews, and one niece.

A 1990 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, he was an instrumentation fitter for Kamtech Construction Company. He was a member of Community Christian Church in Lawrence County, IN.

Services for Jimmy Condra will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Chaplain Brian Trotter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Run Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to Jennings County Hospice Program.

05/12/03

Baker – Kenneth Eugene Baker, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on April 12, 1961, in Torrance, CA, he was the son of Kenneth Eugene Sr. and Wanda Lee (Farris) Baker.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Joseph Baker of Oolitic, IN, and Tony Baker of Springville, IN; one sister, Suzann Holt of Bedford, IN; maternal grandmother, Pauline Farris of Bakersfield, CA; Aunt, Rita Springer of Bakersfield, CA; uncle, Tommy Farris of Hesperia, CA; and several other aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Thad C. Farris; maternal great-grandmother, Ila Mayfield; paternal grandfather, Millard Baker; paternal grandmother, Pearl Lena Baker; and sister, Wanda Marie Baker.

He was a construction worker with American Utilities in Bloomington.

Services for Kenneth Baker, Jr. will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will follow in House of Prayer Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Chenault – Ray E. Chenault of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 22, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN (Chapel Hill area), he was the son of Felix Edward and Leola (Oliver) Chenault. He married Mary Staggs on July 20, in Bedford, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Lynda Chenault of Bedford, IN; one son, Ray E. Chenault II of Cypress, TX; five sisters: Mary Harris, Evelyn Eads, both of Bedford, IN, Margery Pillow of Booneville, IN, Norma Ryan of Oolitic, IN, and Patty Lou Can of Bell Fourche, SD; two brothers, Ira Chenault of Bedford, IN, and Larry Chenault of East Oolitic, IN; two grandsons, Jeffrey Wickersham of Bedford, IN, and David Wickersham of Williamsburg, VA; and six great-grandchildren: Joshua Wickersham, Jessie Lynn Wickersham, Kaitlynn Wickersham, Jeremy Wickersham, Dylan Wickersham, and Jared Wickersham. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jaunita Bennett and Helen Hollis; two brothers, Kenneth Chenault and Felix Chenault; and one granddaughter.

He was an electrician having worked at Stanley Lewis Electric, Indiana Limestone Company, Electric Shop at McMillan Mill, operated his own electric motor rewinding shop, retiring from being a union construction electrician in 1983. He served in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet during World War II. He was a lifelong member of IBEW Local 16 Evansville.

Services for Ray Chenault will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. 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 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Sykes – Pamela Bell Sykes of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 12, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 13, 1953, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Chester D. and Mildred (Johnson) Sykes. She married Robert Moffatt and they were divorced.

Surviving are her mother, Mildred Sykes of Bedford, IN; one son, Robert Moffatt of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Teresa Inman of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Lester, Dallas, James, and Denny Ray Sykes, all of Bedford, IN; six sisters: Carrie Fitzgerald Faye Spicer, and Betty Kern, all of Bedford, IN, Donna Mitchell of Mitchell, IN, Shirley Nelson of Indianapolis, and Wanda Stewart of Bloomington, IN; four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was a Certified Nurses Assistant at the Hospitality House in Bedford.

Services for Pamela Sykes will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/11/03

Moore – Wanda Marie Moore of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at her residence. Born on April 30, 1927, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Earl and Dorval (Butcher) Moore.

Surviving are one son, Jerry Dale Boofer of Bedford, IN; five brothers: Robert Ed and Richard Edward Moore, both of Bedford, IN, Russel Eugene and Raymond Ernest Moore, both of Bloomington and Ralph Everett Moore of Lawrence County, IN; two grandchildren, Bradley Dale and Crystal Holmes; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Daugherty; one brother, Roy, and one sister, Wanita Mae, both in infancy; and one step-brother, Ralph William Moore.

She retired from the Indiana State Department of Transportation in Bloomington and was a licensed cosmetologist in both Ohio and Indiana.

Services for Wanda Moore will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where a rosary service will be conducted at 6 p.m. that evening by Sister Joan Luerman.

Sipes – Bill D. Sipes of Heltonville, IN, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at his residence. Born on July 4, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Bill F. and Joyce (LuAllen) Sipes.

Surviving are his parents of Heltonville, IN; one son, Evan Sipes of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Emmie Sipes of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Cindy Dewees and her husband, Joe, and Karla Hudson and her husband, Corey, all of Heltonville, IN; paternal grandmother, Martha Sipes of Heltonville, IN; two nieces, Kiersten and Krissa Dewees; one nephew, Jordan Hudson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Winford Sipes; and maternal grandparents, Ralph and Louise LuAllen.

He was a floor cleaner for several local retail businesses.

Services for Bill Sipes will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Greg Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Turner – Frank Turner of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 13, 1928, in Mitchell, IN.

Surviving are one son, Jeff Swingo of Paoli, IN; one sister, Marie Tillette of Mitchell, IN; and two brothers, Ralph Turner and Sam Turner, both of Mitchell, IN.

He was a retired cook.

There will be graveside services for Frank Turner at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 8:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary.

05/10/03

Parenti – Ralph Parenti of Cicero, IL, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Oak Park Hospital in Oak Park, IL. Born on June 3, 1929 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Nickola and Mae (Floss) Parenti. He married Ruby Reynolds on August 16, 1963, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Michael Parenti of Bedford, IN, Ralph N. and James Parenti, both of Cicero, IL; three step-sons: Wayne Mitchell of Bedford, IN, Lee Mitchell of Streamwood, IL, and David Mitchell of North Carolina; one step-daughter, Darlene Boeck of Cicero, IL; two sisters, Lucille Parenti of Lombard, IL, and Catherine Mershon of IL; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a truck driver in Chicago for many years and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Services for Ralph Parenti will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Russ Sage officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Rumsey – Chad Michael Rumsey of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, in Bedford, IN. Born on April 26, 1984, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Elizabeth Ann Stevens.

Surviving are his parents Elizabeth and Joe Stevens and Mike Evans, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Melissa, at home; one step-brother; one half-sister; three half-brothers; maternal grandparents, Guy and Sue Rumsey of Bedford, IN; paternal grandmother, Mary Winkler of Mitchell, IN; paternal grandfather, Robert Evans of Bedford, IN; paternal grandparents, Joe and Brenda Stevens of Bedford, IN; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Denney of Bedford, IN; paternal great-grandparents, Joe and Helen Stevens of Bedford, IN; paternal great-grandmother, Bernice Burton of Georgia; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He worked at Bender Lumber Company and was a 2002 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Chad Rumsey will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30-9:00 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the First Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Helen Denney Scholarship Fund c/o Bedford North Lawrence High School Foundation.

05/09/03

Beasley – Morris K. Beasley of Heltonville, IN, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on October 30, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Opal K. and Genevieve (Felknor) Beasley. He married LaDonna George on October 17, 1953, in Louisville, KY, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Kim Craig and Kammie Taylor, both of Heltonville, IN; two sons, Kenneth Beasley of Bedford, IN, and Kip Beasley of Heltonville, IN; and four grandchildren: Teela Beasley, Dusty Taylor, Shanda Taylor, and Brandon Beasley. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, William Morris Beasley, in infancy.

He worded for R.C.A. in Bloomington for thirty-five years before his retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Services for Morris Beasley will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Edler – Thelma L. Edler of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on October 7, 1920, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Howard and Zella (Hawkins) Anderson. She married Robert Edler on December 26, 1942, in Bedford, IN, and he died on May 15, 1995.

Surviving are one son, Robert W. Edler, M.D. of Carmel, IN; one brother, James H. Anderson of Bedford, IN; four granddaughters: Erica and Natalie Edler of Carmel, IN, and Emily and Kelly Edler of Maryville, TN. She was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Edler; and one sister, Gladys Smiley.

She was a homemaker and a 1939 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Eight & Forty, Women's Department Club, Euchre and Bridge Club, Diligentia Club, and D.A.R.

Services for Thelma Edler will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Friends may consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Haverly – Lee F. Haverly of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at his residence. Born on June 28, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Ed and Rosa B. (Hixon) Haverly. He married Irene Jeffries in July, 1944, and she died on May 29, 2001.

Surviving are three sons: Edward L. Haveryly, Charles F. Haverly, and Philip B. Haverly, all of Mitchell, IN; one granddaughter, Mary Anne Hagemier of Orleans, IN; one great-grandson, Zachary Fleenor of Orleans, IN; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Fleenor of Orleans, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Lawrence Haverly; and one sister, Mary Tindall.

He was president of Haverly Mortuary, Inc. and was the oldest active funeral director in Lawrence County. He also operated a nonprofit courtesy ambulance service for over 30 years that served thousands of area residents in need of medical attention. A 1940 graduate of Mitchell High School, he graduated from the Indiana Institute of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis in 1941. He was a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, which he served as District President in 1964. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II, a 60-year member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and was a lifetime member of the V.F.W.

Services for Lee Haverly will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Robert Edinger officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Post 250 and V.F.W Post 9107. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Haverly Mortuary.

05/08/03

Lane – Herschel Lee Lane of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 7, 1925, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Jesse and Mary (Cole) Lane. He married Lois Beasley on August 26, 1944, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Michael, James, and Jerry Lane, all of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Letty Coffman of Bedford, IN, Nancy Burlington of Mitchell, IN, and Betty of Florida; one brother, Jesse Lane of Mitchell, IN; five grandchildren, and nine grat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his his parents; two brothers, Elwood and Roy Lane; one son, Robert Lane; and one grandson, Brian Lane.

He was a retired construction worker and a fifty year member of Bloomington Laborers Union of Hod Carriers.

Services for Herschel Lane will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/07/03

Murphy – Evelyn Murphy of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at her residence. Born on May 29, 1919, in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Will and Hazel (Robertson) Elkins. She married Charles Murphy in 1935, and he died in October, 1983.

Surviving are four sons: Jack Murphy and wife, Joyce, of Union, OH, Richard Murphy and wife, Rita, of DelRay Beach, FL, Mike Murphy of Bedford, IN, and Pat Murphy and wife, Connie, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ken Elkins of Newburn, IN, three sisters: Verle Trogdon of Bedford, IN, Lucy Oleson of Reno, NV, and Fern Scott of Ocala, FL; sixteen grandchildren, and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Ernie Elkins; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker and attended the House of Prayer of Fayetteville.

Services for Evelyn Murphy will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/04/03

Fields – Paul Fields of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at his residence. Born on May 11, 1911, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Luther and Mary (Roberts) Fields. He married Annabell Taylor on November 9, 1935, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons: William Fields and his wife, Wilma, of Bedford, IN, and Wilbur Fields and his wife, Judy, of Oolitic, IN; four grandchildren: Scott Fields and his wife, Dana, Lisa Tran and her husband, Quang, Kristin Fields, and Garrick Fields and his wife, Marsha; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by nine brothers and three sisters.

He retired from NWSC Crane in 1973 after working for thirty years. He remained active in his concrete business several years. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon and a teacher, and a member of the Bedford F&AM Lodge #14.

Services for Paul Fields will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 7th, at the Central Church of Christ with Darrell Simon and Randell Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow in the Dive Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 1 p.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.

Gabel – George P. Gabel, St. of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 24, 1920, in Topeka, KS, he was the son of Anton and Catherine (Miller) Gabel. He married Verona E. Otto on October 17, 1944, in Chicago, IL, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, George Gabel Jr. of Bedford, IN, and Michael Gabel of West Lafayette, IN; two brothers, Philip Gabel of Chicago, IL, and Peter Gabel of Bennettsville, SC; one sister, Elizabeth Kelbba of Chicago, IL; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Mariel Gabel; and severl nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by one sister, Susanna Nabicht.

He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a life member of Retired Officers Association, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Temple of Indianapolis, life member of Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, IN, endowment member of the National Rifle Association of American, associate life member of the National Rifle Association of American, associate life member of F.O.P. Stone City Lodge No. 24, Pearl Harbor History Association Inc, American Legion Gillen Post #33, Loyal Order of Moose, Bedford Lodge No. 689, V.F.W. Post No. 9107 of Mitchell.

Services for George Gabel will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 9th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Dean Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday, where Masonic rites will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Jones – Mabel Jones of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at her residence. Born on August 16, 1926, in Whitley City, KY, she was the daughter of Herman C. and Pearl (Garland) Worley. She married Thomas E. Jones on May 17, 1945, in New London, CT, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are six daughters: Jennifer Ann Haase of Westland, MI, Sherry Hole, Jolene Eckert, Susan Collier and Janet Kay Miller, all of Bedford, IN, and Tina Leah Tyree of Mitchell, IN; two sisters, Castine Armstrong of Canton, MI, and Lois Alber of Westland, MI; two brothers, Larry Worley of Oklahoma City, OK, and Boyce Dean Worley of Fort Worth, TX; ten grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Mark Edward Jones; two sisters, Evelyn Brandon and June Worley; and two brothers, Herman Dale Worley and Herschel Worley.

She was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Services for Mabel Jones will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/03/03

Wheeler – Lindy E. Wheeler of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his residence. He was born on January 9, 1931.

Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Wheeler of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Robert Wheeler of North Vernon, IN, Billy Wheeler of Seymour, IN, and Jackie Wheeler of Brownstown, IN; and two sisters, Eva Jane White of Medora, IN, and Betty Foster of Seymour, IN.

He was a retired electronics technician in Jackson County, IN

Services for Linda Wheeler will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 5th, at the Heltonville Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Mundell Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

05/02/03

Browning – William G. Browning of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 2, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on November 23, 1920, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Oscar and Maude (Brannon) Browning. He married Patricia Jane Lackey on June 2, 1951, and she died September 16, 1989.

Surviving are one son, William T. Browning of Bedford, IN; one niece, Nancy Cooper of Indianapolis; one nephew, Bull Bugh of Indianapolis; three great-nephews: Chris Cooper, Brian Bugh, and Eric Bugh, all of Indianapolis; one great-niece, Sandy VanWynsberghe of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Browning Bugh; and one son, Kevin Browning, in infancy.

He had worked at GM Powertrain through 1960, Dolly Madison, Intnl., real estate broker with Century 21, and had worked at several furniture retail operations, last working at Bedford Furniture Galleries. He was a graduate of Indiana University School of Business and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member and past commander of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, Alpha Chaper of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Fraternity, Kentucky Colonel, Elks Lodge #826, and member Green Hill Cemetery Board of Directors.

Services for William Browning will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 6th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/01/03

Knight – Pearl Edmonson Knight of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, IN. Born on February 27, 1922, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Samuel and Florence (McGrew) Edmonson. She married Dallas H. Knight on January 8, 1938, and he died in 1988.

Surviving are three sons: Howard Knight of Salem, IN, Jerry Knight of Charlotte, MI, and Randy Knight of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Norma J. Ritter of Bedford, IN, and Joyce Tolliver Wilson of Albuquerque, NM; one sister, Joyce Baker of Scottsburg, IN; twenty grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Leona Russell; three brothers, infant Johnny Edmonson, William Edmonson, and Phillip Edmonson; and one great-great-grandson.

She was a retired employee of Burris School Cafeteria and was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Pearl Knight will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 5th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

May – Nancy S. May of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at her residence. Born on April 3, 1933, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John R. and Ruth (Thomas) Flinn. She married Andrew Jackson (Jack) May on November 22, 1953, and he died on June 10, 1980.

Surviving are one daughter, Ruthellen Beasley and her husband, Gary, of Bedford, IN; two sons, Jack May and his wife, Penny, and Tom May and his wife, Claretta, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, John R. Flinn II; four grandchildren: Kate May, Drew May, Danielle May, and A.J. May: one step-granddaughter, Melissa Beasley; two nephews, Eric and Andy Flinn. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one son, Robert Andrew (Andy) May.

She retired in 1998 from Dunn Memorial Hospital, where she was a registered nurse. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge #826, and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Services for Nancy May will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Limestone Girls Club or the Thornton Memorial Boys Club.

Stannard – Frank B. Stannard of Greenwood, IN, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Community Hospital South in Greenwood. Born on July 21, 1917, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Dras and Truly (Divine) Stannard. He married Nina Stigall on August 19, 1941, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife of Indianapolis are one son, David Stannard of Orange, CA; four daughters: Joyce Vandal of Brunswick, OH, Connie Bowles Dulik of Frankline, IN, Janice Blenka Barkat of Indianapolis, and Joan Gentry of Martinsville, IN; one brother, Bob Stannard of Oolitic, IN; two sisters, Mary Biggs of Kokomo, IN, and Nina Arthur of Bedford, IN; fifteen grandchildren: Michael, Jenny, David, Bobby, Charlie, Mikie, Lori, Carla, Timmy, Melanie, Crystal, Darwin, Babe, Dennis, and Susie; and thirty-two great-grandchildren: Kourtney, David, Adam, Chris, Alisha, Timmy, Cody, Wren, Cisco, Logan, Lance, Angel, Dakota, Kaylee, Nick, Anthony, Josh, Derrick, Sheena, David, Kiarra, Lori, John, Toni, Alexa, Kathy, Victoria, Joshua, Dylon, Sammy, Amaric, Vistie, and Tommy. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Thelma, Jane, and Alice; and three brothers: Joe, Claude, and Ned.

He was a truck driver and formerly attended Hilltop Pentecostal Church.

There will be graveside services for Frank Stannard at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 5th, at Patton Hill Cemetery with Pat Blyeth officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

04/30/03

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.

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