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Obituaries 2003 – 08 (August)

08/31/03

Reath – Ruth Quackenbush Holmes Reath of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 31, 2003, at her residence. Born on February 17, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James A. and Lula (Kern) Quackenbush. She married Robert M. Holmes on December 25, 1942, and he died in 1954. She later married James M. Reath on July 31, 1974, and he died in 1997.

Surviving are one daughter, Anna Jo (Holmes) Kendig and her husband, Thomas R., of Monticello, IN; one brother, Harold Quackenbush, of Monticello, IN; two grandchildren, Robert Kendig of West Lafayette, IN, and Jamie K. Ramirez of Monticello, IN; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands and two sisters, Ina Smith and Helen Spackman.

She was a teacher for twenty-two years, teaching in the North Lawrence Community Schools and was treasurer of Lawrence County for two terms.

Services for Ruth Reath will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/29/03

Blackwell – Robert J. Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 20, 1942, he was the son of Robert William and Edith Marjorie (Wray) Blackwell. He married Diane Templeton and they divorced in 1997.

Surviving are one son, Brent M. Blackwell and his wife, Audrey of Noblesville, IN; one daughter, Kelly L. Smolek and her husband, Michael of Idaville, IN; two sisters, Janet K. Sowders and her husband, Edwin, of Avoca, IN, and Lena Marie Hawkins, formerly of Salem, IN; one brother, William Blackwell of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was a supervisor for RCA for twenty years, was a real estate agent for fifteen years, and the developer of J.R. Madd's Million Dollar Seasoning Sauce. He was a 1960 graduate of Needmore High School. He was a member of Jaycee's, serving as the Indiana state president from 1976-77 and as the national vice president from 1977-78. He was a Freemason, a member of the American Legion, one-time president of the Monticello Shriners Association, president of the Board of Trustees for the Monticello United Methodist Church.

There will be private graveside services for Robert Blackwell at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The public is invited to attend a memorial service for him at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 8th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. John Walls of Dayton United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until the memorial service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Parham – Clara Ellen Parham of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 29, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 1, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Berlin and Goldia (Harrell) Stafford. She married J. Edward Parham on December 24, 1936, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, James E. Parham of Maitland, FL; one daughter, Jane Smith of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Helen Grubb of Bedford, IN, and Rose Hardwick of Florida; and one brother, J. Eugene Stafford of New Mexico. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gordon Stafford; and two sisters, Marguerite Davis and Roberta Boruff.

For many years she was property manager for Presidential Estates in Madison, IN. She was a member of the First Christian Church and of the Eastern Star.

Services for Clara Ellen Parham will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Terrell – Floyd T. Terrell, formerly of Williams, IN, died Friday, August 29, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 28, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Kurt and Susie (Johnson) Terrell. He married Edna M. Beasley on May 10, 1937, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, James S. Terrell and Jack D. Terrell, both of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: James Terrell, Kevin Terrell, Jason D. Terrell, and Christopher S. Terrell; and four great-grandchildren: Samantha J. Terrell, Carrie B. Terrell, Kirsten M. Terrell, and Spencer B. Terrell. He was preceded in death by one brother, Burl Terrell, Sr.; one half-brother, Leland Elrod; and three step-sisters: Mary Ray, Mable Connerly, and Estel Johnson.

He retired from Indiana Limestone Company, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Services for Floyd Terrell will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 2nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lewis Williams and Kenneth Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

08/27/03

Pace – Beulah V. Pace of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on December 13, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Marshall and Doshie Stewart. She married Lawrence L. Pace on April 18, 1934, and he died in 1976.

Surviving are one son, Robert L. Pace and his wife, Linda of Scottsburg, IN; two daughters, Carolyn S. King and her husband, Melvin, of Fayetteville, IN, and Diana L. Gray and her husband, Gary, of Indianapolis; one brother, Olin Stewart of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren: Ron L. King and his wife, Melissa, Donna C. Summers and her husband, Billy, David L. Pace and his wife, Anita, Kara S. England and her husband, Joe, Jonathan L. Pace and his wife, Erin, Errin K. Gray, Timothy L Pace, and Michelle Shelton and her husband, James; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband,; one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Summers-Terrell; a great-great-granddaughter, Hailey Terrell; five brothers, and one sister.

She was a homemaker and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Services for Beulah Pace will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Kenneth A. Walden and Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Sears – Mary Constance Sears of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003. Born on February 25, 1907, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Doyle and Katherine (Lucas) Dilley. She married Nelson Sears on September 18, 1926, and he died October 5, 1978.

Surviving are one son, John David Sears of Denver, CO; three daughters: Mary Louise Merrell of Indianapolis, IN, Joan (Jody" Moore and her husband, Homer, of Bedford, IN, and Nancy Wilson and her husband, James of Westerville, OH; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Charles Dilley; and one grandchild.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church, the Ludean Society, the Red Cross Auxiliary, and was a founding member of the Lawrence County Art Association.

Services for Mary Sears will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Paul E. Kerr officiating. Burial will follow in Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. For those who wish to honor her memory, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Association or the Lawrence County Art Association.

08/25/03

Allen – SPC/E4 Ron D. Allen, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, August 25, 2003, near Baghdad, Iraq, while serving in the line of duty with the U.S. Army. He was born on December 16, 1980, in Washington, IN.

Surviving are his parents, Derek and Jyl (Ziegler) Harrison of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Andrea Mitchell Harrison of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Nathan Robert Harrison and Eric Scott Harrison, both of Mitchell, IN; paternal grandparents, Robert C. and Margaret J. Harrison of Loogootee, IN; maternal grandparents, Robert W. and Patricia F. Ziegler of Loogootee, IN; one nephew, Alex Michael Harrison; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously. He was a 2000 graduate of Mitchell High School, a re-enactor of the War of 1812, Civil War 33rd Virginia, and World War II 4th Infantry Division. He was an honorary member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Sesrvices for Ron Allen will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4th, at Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with Army Chaplain Dan Hardin and Pastor Margaret Pruden officiatiing. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by a detachment from Fort Knox, KY. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

Fields – Christine Fields of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at the Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born on January 18, 1937, in Whitesburg, KY, she was the daughter of Astor and Renavae (Gilley) Caudill. She married Castile Fields on January 21, 1956, and he died May 17, 1992.

Surviving are three sons: Michael T. Fields and his wife, Vicky, and Raymond Fields and his wife, Tracy, all of Bedford, IN, and Mark Fields of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Marlene Allen and her husband, Roger, Mattie Carter and her husband, Ray, and Teresa Fields, all of Bedford, IN; two brothers, B.F. Caudill and Baylus Caudill, both of Whitesburg, KY; one sister, Mattie Eldridge of Whitesburg, KY; one foster-brother, Elvin Caudill of Georgetown, KY; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one infant son, James Kent Fields; and one brother, Burtis Caudill.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Services for Christine Fields will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Stephen Day officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Groomer – Alma L. Groomer of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on April 15, 1917, she was the daughter of Louis and Anna (Hall) Daily. She married Norris E. Groomer and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters: Carolyn Sue Lowe, Peggy Ann Jarosak, and Patty Marie Linkinhoker; one son, Fred Groomer; one sister, Ora Stigall; one half-brother, Letho Hall; five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Jesse Daily.

She was a homemaker.

Services for Alma Groomer will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 28th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Pless – V. Irene Pless of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at the Bliss House. Born on May 20, 1914 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Dan and Goldie (Phillips) McMahan. She married Johnson B. Pless on June 30, 1935, and he died on May 29, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon K. Tirey and her husband, Jerry, of Seymour, IN, and Cheryll A. Sanders and her husband, William J. of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Ruth Evelyn Padgett of Mitchell, IN; one brother, the Rev. Donald McMahan of Bloomington, IN; six grandchildren: Brad Tirey, Kim Darlage, Brian Tirey, Thomas Harrell, Jason Harrell, and Amanda Sanders; eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Harrell; and one brother, Virgil Carrol McMahan.

She was a beautician, a graduate of Mitchell High School, and a member of the the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services for Irene Pless will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28th, at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. L. D. Payton officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the church.

Spinks – Noble Dale Spinks of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 25, 2003, at his residence. Born on December 23, 1931, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Elmer and Amanda (Price) Spinks. He married Charlotte Hall on March 20, 2002, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his children: Robert D. Spinks of Bedford, IN, Kevin R. Spinks of Springville, IN, Timothy J. Spinks of Williams, IN, Linda L. Thorp of Springville, IN, Brandon W. Spinks of Bedford, IN, and Neal A. Spinks of Williams, IN; one step-son, Robert A. Way and his wife, Sylvia, of Mitchell, IN; two step-daughters, Vicki R. McPike and her husband, Harold, of Springville, IN, and F. Michelle Chastain of Bedford, IN; his caregiver and special friend, Thelma Silvers; three sisters: Maude, Goldie, and Alice; one brother, Leo; eleven grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane and wa a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

Services for Noble Spinks will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Herman Noll officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/23/03

Hubbard – Elbert O. Hubbard of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 23, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on March 31, 1914, in Buddha, IN, he was the son of Noble and Flora (Mahorney) Hubbard. He married Robert Hawk in 1937, and she died in 1944. He then married Thelma Matthews in 1945, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Larry Hubbard of Florida and David Hubbard of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Peggy Mattix of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Patricia Gallops of Fort Wayne, IN; two brothers, Noble Eugene Hubbard of Corydon, IN, and Carl Hubbard of New Jersey; one sister, Bessie Edwards of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; three brothers: Winifred, Paul, and Jim Hubbard; and three sisters: Eva Pearl Hubbard, Helen Taylor, and Frances Boone.

He was the owner of Hubbard Grocery in Bedford and formerly worked at Chase Chevrolet for many years.

Services for Elbert Hubbard will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/22/03

Blakey – Mary L. (Hunter) Blakey of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Lawrence County, IN, died Friday, August 22, 2003, at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. Born on August 20, 1018, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Grover and Della (Burford) Hunter. She married Carlos L. Blakey on October 28, 1935, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are are three sons: Don Blakey and his wife, Amy, of Bedford, IN, Dennis Blakey and his wife, Gayle, and Steven R. Blakey and his wife, Betty, all of St. Petersburg, FL; two daughters, Elaine Blakey of St. Petersburg, FL, and Barbara Miller and her husband, Tom, of Bedford, IN; eighteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one sister, Theo Clark; three aunts with whom she was raised: Straucie Brown, Ethel Brown, and Glovina Dee Speer; one granddaughter, Tracey Jo Blakey; and two great-grandsons.

She was a homemaker and attended the Fairview Church and Mundell Christian Churches in Lawrence County and the Central Bible Church in St. Petersburg.

Services for Mary Blakey will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

08/19/03

Holt – Britian Holt of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 1, 1999, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Crissy Jones Truelock.

Surviving are his mother, Crissy Truelock and his step-father, Eric Truelock of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ethan Truelock, at home; two step-sisters, Brianna and Jasmyn Truelock, at home; maternal grandmother, Angela Tow; papaw Curt; maternal grandfather, Rubin Jones and his wife, Sharon; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Tow; paternal grandparents, Larry and Patty Jo Canada; great-grandparents, Herbert and Tillie Jones; great-grandmother, Carolyn Purvis; four aunts: Nicole Maas, Stacey and Rebecca Neal, Marlene Truelock; two uncles, Jeff and Andrew Truelock; several great-uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, James Tow, and one uncle, Jeremy Wayne Steele.

Services for Britian Truelock will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Scherschel – Joyce T. Scherschel of Grand Island, FL, formerly of Bedford, IN, and Massena , NY, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at her residence. Born on December 16, 1933, in Tupper Lake, NY, she was the daughter of Dewey and Catherine (Whalen) Trippany. She married Robert H. Ashlaw, and he died in 1984. She married Kenneth A. Woods, and he died on April 25, 1991. She married Roy C. Scherschel on March 11, 1995, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Steven Ashlaw and his wife, Tina, of Syracuse, NY, and David Ashlaw and his wife, Wanda, of Massena, NY; two daughters, Karen Peets and her husband, John, of Bedford, IN, and Jane Sanderson and her husband, Larry, of Rochester, NY; one brother, Thomas Trippany of St. Petersburg, FL; and seven grandchildren: Danielle and Jonathan Peets of Bedford, IN, Chelsea, Robbie and Alyssa Ashlaw of Syracuse, NY, and Travis and Tanner Ashlaw of Massena, NY. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert D. Ashlaw.

She was an accounting clerk working for Alcoa Aluminum and St. Lawrence Gas Co, both of Massena, NY, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society, Yellow Jacket Volunteer at Bedford Regional Medical Center. and had done hospice work.

Services for Joyce Scherschel will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23rd, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery in Nicholville, NY. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where the Rosary Service will take place that evening at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Problem Pregnancy Center in Bedford.

Williams – James Williams of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center. Born on June 30, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Cora (Minton) Williams.

Survivors are three nephews: Carl Tegarden and William Edmondson, both of Mitchell, IN, and Kenneth Tolbert of Pennsylvania; two nieces, Anita Edwards of Mitchell, IN, and Dorothy Sanders of Pennsylvania; and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Ruth Ann Tegarden, Nellie Tolbert, and Dorothy Porter; and two brothers, John and Bernard Williams.

He was retired from Mitchell Crushed Stone Company and was an Army Air Corp veteran of WW II, serving as a Technical Sgt. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union and attended the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Services for James Williams will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21st, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. David Sawyer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 and V.F.W. Post 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Haverly Mortuary.

08/18/03

Hatfield – Fern Hatfield of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, August 18, 2003, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 15, 1921, in Brown County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Ruth Ann (Lutes) Davis. She married Wayne Hatfield, and he died November 12, 1995. They were married 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Conder and her husband, Bob, of Terre Haute, IN, and Susan Vogel and her husband, Jim, of Broomfield, CO; two sisters, Verle Duggins of Mitchell, IN, and Mary Canada of Indianapolis; four grandchildren: Jennifer Conder of Avon, IN, Josh Conder of Terre Haute, IN, Meghan Vogel of Broomfield, CO, and Andrew Vogel, currently studying in New Zealand; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin R. Davis, who died in World War II.

She was a 1939 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and both the active and associate chapters of Tri Kappa Sorority, serving as Province III Officer from 1963-65.

Services for Fern Hatfield will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of the Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation in memory of Wayne and Fern Hatfield.

08/16/03

Salciccia – Jackson Salciccia of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 12, 1933, in New Jersey. He married Nancy Lea Stout on October 10, 1978, and she died on May 14, 2003.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Terry Glick of Stamford, CT, and Kathy Cassone of New Hampshire.

He was a carpenter and a member of the Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Jackson Salciccia will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

08/15/03

Ragsdale – Juanita Ragsdale of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, August 15, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 17, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Bertha (Pless) Ragsdale.

Surviving are one daughter, Tammpy Brown and husband, Rick, of Mitchell, IN; and four grandchildren: Christopher Brown, LaToya Brown, Michael Pless, and Robert Pless. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a former employee of the Ideal Shoe Store in Bedford and was a 1951 graduate of Mitchell High School. She was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Juanita Ragsdale will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 19th, at the Woodville Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church.

Roach – Frances Roach of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 15, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. She was born on August 25, 1906, in Medicine Lodge, KS. She married William Russell Roach on October 12, 1941, and he died in May, 1983.

Surviving are one daughter, Sarah Lahey of Tiburon, CA; two granddaughters, Meredith Lahey of Washington, DC, and Elizabeth Lahey of New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Harry and Aaron Duncan; two sisters, Lois Rile and Agnes Peek.

She was a homemaker and a very active member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Frances Roach will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 20th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/14/03

Bergdoll – J. Steven Bergdoll of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 8, 1948, in Seymour, IN, he was the son of James and Joyce (Lindsey) Bergdoll.

Surviving are his companion, Jena Morrow of Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Christine Bergdoll of California; one son, Gregory Bergdoll of the U.S. Navy stationed in Hawaii; one step-daughter, Alisha Morrow of Ellettsville, IN; one step-son, Chevy Morrow of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Ann Hanners and Ginger Ragsdale.

He was a truck driver for Boyd Grain in Washington, IN. and was a 1968 graduate of Bedford High School. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge, U.S. Navy, and the Methodist Church.

Services for Steve Bergdoll will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Kirts officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Spreen – Harold E. (Windy) Spreen of Williams, IN, died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 18, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Waldo and Beulah (Hobson) Spreen. He married Rachel Cessna on December 7, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Becky Pinnick and her husband, David, of Williams, IN; four sons: Michael Spreen and his wife, Karen, Mark Spreen, William Spreen and his wife, Kristi, Tom Spreen and his wife, Tangie, all of Williams, IN; two brother, Ben Spreen of New Castle, IN, and Perry Spreen of Sarasota, FL; three sisters: Margaret Armstrong and Betty Gore, both of Williams, IN, and Erma Rimmel of Pheonix, AZ; fourteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Maeda Kern; and one granddaughter, Claire Rachel Spreen.

He was a farmer in the Williams area, a 1940 graduate of Williams High School, and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Williams Church of Christ, served on the Williams Cemetery Board, was a member of the Williams Volunteer Fire Department and Williams Community Improvement Association.

Services for Harold Spreen will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Paul Guthrie, Jim Reynolds, and Steve Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Turpin – Mary R. (Mooneyham) Turpin of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on December 11, 1923, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Sam and Wyrtis (Hudson) Edington.

Surviving are three sons: Luke and Curtis Mooneyham, both of Bedford, IN, and Clint Mooneyham of Avon, IN; one daughter, Amy Swinghammer of Tomball, TX; one sister, Dot Ferguson of Bloomfield, IN; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brother, Merle and Max Edington; one sister, Colleen Wilson; and one daughter, Diane Williamson.

She was a homemaker and attended Fairview Community Church.

Services for Mary Turpin will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/13/03

Koetter – Hazel (Webb) Koetter of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 16, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Roy and Phoebe Oliver. She married Oscar Webb on March 19, 2002, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Ed Stiffler and his wife, Billie, and Jerry Stiffler, all of Bedford, IN; seven grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren; one step-son, David Webb of Avoca; three step-daughters, Carol Jean Sproles and Sandra Webb, both of Bedford, IN, and Linda Dawson of Williams, IN; five step-grandchildren, and ten step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Pierce; one granddaughter, Polly Pierce; four brothers, and four sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church and of the Pentecostal faith.

Services for Hazel Koetter will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Stan Kelley and Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/10/03

Fitch – Dorothy Fitch of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, August 10, 2003, at her residence. Born on April 10, 1913, in Knox County, IN, she was the daughter of John and Edna (Swayze) Myers. She married Harlan Fitch on May 24, 1935, and he died April 29, 1985.

Surviving are one sister, Pauline Shoults of Campbellsburg; five nephews: Leroy Shoults of Mitchell, IN, Dwight Shoults of Campbellsburg, IN, Charles Myers of Leesville, IN, Leon Myers of Bedford, IN, and Earl Swayze of Illinois; seven nieces: Wilma Fields of Mooresville, IN, Lois Ruff of Star City, IN, Alice Valen of Santa Barbara, CA, Pauline Horton of Austin, TX, Charlene Morris and Barbara Phillippe, both of Indianapolis, and Betty Roll of Pekin, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers: Earl Swayze, Delos, Merle, and Opal Myers.

She had been an employee of the former Fran Morarity's Meat Market and was a member of the First Christian Church.

Services for Dorothy Fitch will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 13th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Josh Brumfield and Leon Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

08/08/03

Turner – Gladys C. Turner of Bedford, IN, formerly of Indianapolis and Mathis, TX, died Friday, August 8, 2003, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 4, 1913, in Granada County, Mississippi, she was the daughter of James Edward and Ivy (Phillips) Powell. She married Edwin P. Turner on June 21, 1931, and he died February 13, 1978.

Surviving are two sons, Charles E. Turner of Cleveland, Mississippi, and Harold G. Turner of Bedford, IN; one sister, Claudia Klutts of Memphis, TN; one brother, C.E. Powell of Cleveland, Mississippi; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sister and one son, Billy A. Turner.

She had been a partner in Turner Appliance Service (1946-1958) and a partner in Turner's Cottage Court Motel (1958-1978), both in Indianapolis. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Bedford and Order of Eastern Star.

Services for Gladys Turner will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 12th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. that afternoon at Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to the donor's favorite charity.

08/07/03

Guthrie – Stanley Guthrie of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at his residence. Born on January 2, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Albert and Grace (Potter) Guthrie. He married Margaret Flinn on November 29, 1937, and she died on March 20, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Imogene Guthrie of Bedford, IN, and Mary Rose Guthrie of Medora, IN; one brother, Winferd Guthrie of Orleans, IN, one sister-in-law, Mary Guthrie of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers, and one sister.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Tunnelton Methodist Church.

Services for Stanley Guthrie will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 11, 2003, at Haverly Mortuary with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 Sunday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Monday at Haverly Mortuary.

Stogdill – Diana S. Stogdill of Bedford, IN, died on Thursday, August 7, 2003, at her residence. Born on September 15, 1945, in Bedford, IN, she was the duaghter of James Johnson and Evelyn (Terrell) Close. She married David Stogdill on August 12, 1966, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Lynn Fish and Dana Anderson, both of Bedford, IN, and Debi Pridemore of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Tony Johnson and Eric Harper, both of Bedford, IN, and Davey Johnson of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Barbara Wilaon and Lillian Hughes, both of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren: Andy and Corey Fish, Megan Pridemore, Marisa and Madison Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Mike Johnson.

She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Services for Diana Stogdill will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thompson – Gertie Thompson of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, August 7, 2003, at her residence. Born on March 25, 1898, in Quinton, KY, she was the daughter of Wesley and Ellen (Brassfield) Nicholas. She married Floyd Thompson, and he died December 1, 1950.

Surviving are one son, Raymond Thompson of Martinsville, IN; four daughters: Irene Fulkerson of Mt. Washington, KY, Maxine Woodward of Charlestown, IN, Shirley Wolfe of Hollister, CA, and Wilma Fields of Bedford, IN; one sister, Beulah Nicholas of Somerset, KY; twenty grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents husband; four daughters: Opal Hooker, Dorothy Roll, Anna Hall, and Betty Miller; seven brothers, and two sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Services for Gertie Thompson will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman and Jimmy Crane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, August 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/06/03

King – Betty Jean King of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on March 13, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Mike and Ruby (Hawkins) King.

Surviving are one daughter, Tammara Lynn Richason of Evansville, IN; one son, Michael Ray King of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Mike King, Jr. of Lawrence County, IN, and Robert King of Mitchell, IN; her step-grandmother, Estee Paul of Bloomington, IN; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sons, Michael Ralph King; and one brother, Arnold King.

She was a former employee of RCA in Bloomington and a member of the Eagles Lodge #654 and Loyal Order of the Moose.

There will be a memorial service for Betty King at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 15th, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Chris Perry officiating. Friends may call from noon until the service time Friday at the church.

08/02/03

Pemberton – Kevin Pemberton of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on June 22, 1967, in Paoli, IN, he was the son of Alan and Donna (Smith) Pemberton.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Donna and Todd Duncan of Mitchell, IN; his father and step-mother, Alan and Theresa Pemberton of Oklahoma; his maternal grandmother, Peggy Smith of Mitchell, IN; his paternal step-grandmother, Pearl Duncan of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Kelle Manners of Mitchell, IN; one half-sister, Alyssa Pemberton of Oklahoma; one step-brother, Aaron Creekmore of Oklahoma; one step-sister, Angie Creekmore of Oklahoma.

He was employed at United Technologies in Mitchell.

There will be a graveside service for Kevin Pemberton at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2003, at Talbott Cemetery with Pastor Steve Epley officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and 8:00-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary. Arrangements are under the direction of Haverly Mortuary.

White – John Paul White of Indianapolis, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 2, 2003, in Indianapolis. Born on February 20, 1917, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Ellis and Verna (Green) White. He married Mary Ruth Johnson, and she died in 1964.

Surviving are four daughters: Marcia (Denny) Smotherman of Clayton, IN, Beverly Bradshaw of Danville, IN, Libby (Sam) Craney of Speedway, IN, and Mary Jane (Mike) Pluimer of Lafayette, IN; two sons, Randy White of Phoenix, AZ, and Bill White of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Rowena Brooks of Mitchell, IN, and Shirley Ann Cox of St. Petersburg, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, John Ellis White; and four sisters: Ellen Cargas, Goldie McClintic, Geneva Mann, and Priscilla Mann.

He was owner and operator of a Sinclair service station in Indianapolis for thirty years and had been an electrician in Lafayette. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of the Gatling Gun Club, a 53-year member of Masonic Lodge #714, and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis.

Services for John White will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4th, at the First Baptist Church in Mitchell with Pastor Mark Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Conkle Funeral Home in Avon and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the church. Information provided by the Chastain Funeral Home.

08/01/03

Wolfe – Bernice Conley Wolfe of Indianapolis, IN, died Friday, August 1, 2003, at Fairland, IN. Born on September 23, 1923, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Virgil and Meda (Donaldson) Conley. She married Claude Wolfe on September 29, 1940, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Janet L. Wolfe of Indianapolis; one son, David Wolfe of Fairland, N; one grandson, Claude W. Wolfe III; and one great-grandson, David Wolfe, Jr. She was preceded in death by one infant son, Jerry Michael Wolfe; two brothers; and two sisters.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis, the Mother's Class of Indianapolis, and was a community volunteer.

There will be a graveside service for Bernice Wolfe at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5th, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. David Conley officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Haverly Mortuary.

07/31/03

Fiddler – Dorothy Mae Fiddler of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born on July 27, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of George W. and Mary Annie (Miller) Jenkins. She fir married Thomas Fiddler on May 21, 1938, and he died on December 18, 1983. She married Guy Stocks on November 8, 1985, and he died in May, 2000.

Surviving are one daughter, Twanette Seidle and her husband, Jerry, of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Brian Seidle and his wife, Vickie, of Pinckney, MI, Brett Seidle and his wife, Claudia, of Bedford, IN, and Brad Seidle of Bedford, IN; five great-grandchildren: Alec, Alaina, and Aaron Seidle of Pinckney, MI, and Christian and Alexis Seidle of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Judy Scholbert and her husband, Ray; two step-sons, Terry Stocks and his wife, Janet, and Jay Stocks and his wife, Margie. She was preceded in death by both husbands, three brothers, and one sister.

She was a secretary at Smith Trucking in Bedford for twenty-five years and was a 1936 graduate of Shawswick High School. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Services for Dorothy Fiddler will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 4th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, August 3rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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