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Obituaries 2004 – 02 (February)

02/27/04

Cox – Joe Cox of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 27, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on June 6, 1924, in London, KY, he was the son of Lone and Maggie Mae (Smith) Cox. He married Sally Jean Rush on May 4, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Linda Combs and husband, James, of Bloomington, IN, and Sandra Dowling and husband, Doug, of Avoca, IN; two sons, Rocky Cox of Avoca, IN, and fiancee, Shelly Diehl, and Terry Cox and wife, Kathy, of Needmore, IN; one sister, Jessie Cheek of Gary, IN; one brother, Bobby Cox of Kentucky; seven grandchildren: Stephen Lake, Matt Saunder, Dustin Cox, Morgan Cox, Derek Dowling, Jesse Cox, and Braden Cox; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Georgie Burnette; and two brothers, Willie and Jay Cox.

He was a stone quarry worker in Lawrence County and was of the Baptist faith.

There will be graveside ervices for Joe Cox at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 1st, at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Roscoe Godsey officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/26/04

Terry – Stella Mae Terry of Huron, IN, died Thursday, February 26, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on December 16, 1916, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of George and Mary (Robbins) Ball. She married Charles H. Terry on July 10, 1937, and he died September 24, 1974.

Surviving are one son, Roger Terry and wife, Nita, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Nancy Mundy and husband, Brent, of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Hester Lindquist of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren: Brent Terry and wife, Leah, of Bedford, IN, Risa Pickens and husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN, and Betsey Mundy of Mitchell, IN; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Martha Reynolds and Cora Blanton; and four brothers: John, Sam, Dewey, and Noble Ball.

She was a retired postal clerk and a 1935 graduate of Huron High School. She was a member of the the Huron Baptist Church, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, member and past president of Huron WTK Club, honorary member of the Huron Cemetery Board, for which she served as secretary for many years.

Services for Stella Terry will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Huron Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/24/04

Yost – Marvin Lynn Yost of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 17, 1954, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Gerald and Trellah (Brown) Yost. He married Barbara Beavers on October 22, 1976, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Andy Yost of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Tracy Yost and Susan Yost, both of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Linda Egan, Shirley Yost, and Sandra Brown, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Johnnie Yost of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jimmy Yost.

He was a parats salesman at Superior Parts. He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ and the Lawrence and Jackson County Coon Club.

Services for Marvin Yost will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Mike Davis and Brad Flinn officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/23/04

Wellman – Stephan Michael Wellman of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 23, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 5, 1952, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Virginia (Newton) Wellman. He married Glenda Connerly on December 6, 1975, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his father, Charles; three daughters: Patty Coxsey and husband, Sean, of Bedford, IN, Autumn Wellman of Vincennes, IN, and Kayla Wellman, at home; one son, Adam Wellman, at home; one brother, Dana Wellman and wife, Misty, of Nashville, TN; two grandsons, Patrick and Paul Coxsey; and several nieces and nephews, including Clark and Grant Wellman. He was preceded in death by his mother and one brother, Brian Wellman.

He was an electronics technician and NWSC Crane. He retired from the Indiana National Guard and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Viet Nam War. He attended St. John's Episcopal Church.

Services for Stephan Wellman will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Charles Carpenter 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 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/22/04

Howell – Geraldine Jean (Bough) Howell, of Bedford, IN, died February 22, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 30, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Marvin and Elsie Bough. She married Charles Howell, Jr. on June 27, 1946, and he died August 17, 1996.

Surviving are one daughter, Becky Davis and her husband, Kerry, of Mitchell, IN; two brother: Melvin Bough of Ft. Myers, FL, and Merle Bough of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Jim Davis and his wife, Kelly, with whom she lived; two great-grandsons, Brett and Drew Davis; one step-granddaughter, Trisha Holmes of Plainfield, IN; two step-great-grandchildren, Caroline and Clayton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Gordon Bough.

She retired from General Motors and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Services for Geraldine Howell will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Joann Kluender officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/21/04

Atchason – Maratha M. Grissom Atchason, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday February 21, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on May 8, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the duaghter of William Milton and Violet Pearl (Ryburn) Grissom. She married Elmer Atchason in June of 1950, and he died July 29, 1964.

Surviving are one son, Douglas Atchason of Greenwood, IN; one daughter, Dianna Fleetwood and husband, Rex, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Vilena Leger and husband, Donald, of Paoli; four grandchildren: Laura Nichols of Indianapolis, Christopher Atchason of Whiteland, IN, Kristopher Kimbley of Bedford, IN, and John Kimbley, US Marine Corps, Cherry Point, NC; and two great-grandchildren, Jarrod and Megan Nichols. She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers: Ryburn, Richard R., Forrest, and Douglas Grissom.

She was a homemaker and a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Services for Maratha Atchason will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 25th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Chase – Rosalie Joanne Hert Chase of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 21, 2004, at her residence. Born on November 8, 1928, in Springville, IN, she was the daughter of Ralph O and Fern Irene (Guthrie) Hert. She married Robert D. Chase on November 9, 1946, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three daughters: Debra S. Chase of Bloomington, IN, Darla D. Whitmill of Bedford, IN, and De Andrea Shawn Barger of Springville, IN; and six grandchildren: Michael Rodenberger, Melissa Green, Jacob B. Whitmill, Martha L. Whitmill, Levi Barger, and Clinton Barger; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Deiadra Diane Rodenberger; and one brother, Jack D. Hert.

She retired from the Hook's Drug Store after working twenty-four years. She received the Homestead Award from the Indiana Lt. Governor and had been awarded for helping former Indiana Governor Matthew Welsh. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Eastern Star, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Services for Rosalie Chase will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey and Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/20/04

Helton – Richard Lee Helton of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 20, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 2, 1947, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles and Jewel (Craig/Mosier) Helton. He married Penni Kaye Deputy on November 1, 1967, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother; one daughter, Carrie D. Helton and her fiance, Jim Blackwell of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jack Helton of Bedford, IN; one sister, Jeannie Ritchison; one granddaughter, Katelyn Jade Helton Blackwell; one niece, Katie Drehobl and her children Joseph and Carson Triggs; his step-father, Robert Mosier; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; one son, James Helton; one sister, Connie Edmonson; his maternal grandparents, Eula and Van Craig; and his paternal grandparents, Ott and Dessie Helton.

He was a machinist at Whitney Tool Company. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, Bloomington Jaycees, Henpecked Monday Night Bowling League.

Services for Richard Helton will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 24th, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/19/04

Bryant – Vera Oneta Bryant of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, February 19, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born February 21, 1928, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest Prunty and Vera Myrtle (Minton) Stamper. She married Amon Bryant on February 25, 1967, and he died in March 1974.

Surviving are two daughters, Jean Homes and her husband, Mike, of Avoca, and Joanne Durnill of Oolitic; two grandchildren, Kim Clark and Jennifer Pemberton, both of Avoca; four great-grandchildren: Chad Daggy, Travis Silvers, Kegahn Pemberton, and Tyler Pemberton; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, James Malcolm Prunty; and three sisters: Donna Taylor, Mary Brinson, and Erma Russell.

She was a homemaker.

There will be graveside services for Vera Bryant at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21st, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Pat Blyeth officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/18/04

Finks – Sharon Ann Finks of Orleans, IN, died Wednesday, February 13, 2004, at her residence. Born on October 28, 1955, in Bennington, VT, she was the daughter of Ernest and Jeanette (Willitte) Jones. She married Thomas B. Finks on March 10, 1989, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Alita L. Staltz of Sulpher, IN; her parents, Ernest and Jeanette Jones of Florida; four brothers: Ernest Jones, Jr. and Lynn Jones, Joseph Jones, all of Florida, and Todd Jones of Mitchell, IN; and three grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service for Sharon Finks at 1:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home with Chaplain John Helmes officiating.

Graham – James Ora Graham of Jeffersonville, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, February 18, 2004, at the Wedgewood Nursing Home in Clarksville, IN. Born on December 4, 1919, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Bert and Ottie (Barlow) Graham. He married Ruby Howell on July 27, 1945, and she died February 15, 1997.

Surviving are one son, Michael Graham of Jeffersonville, IN; one brother, Ova L. Graham of Salem, IN; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; one son, Danny Graham; two brothers, Herschel and William E. Graham; and one sister, Mae Graham.

He was a retired auto painter.

Services for James Graham will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22nd, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Keneck officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Sunday at Haverly Mortuary.

02/17/04

Howard – Mary Esther Howard of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on April 14, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Oscar D. and Lettie (Bocock) Watson. She married Leland L. Howard in 1944, and he died April 25, 1993.

Surviving are one son, Joe Howard of Mitchell, IN; three grandchild; and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, William Howard; three sisters: Ella Watson, Goldie Fox, and Ola Faye Watson; and five brothers: Oscar, Lawrence, James, Paul, and Clarence Watson.

She retired as an aide from Bedford Regional Medical Center and was a former member of Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Services for Mary Howard will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 20th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Morris – Willie D. Morris of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004, at his residence. Born on February 2, 1910, in Clay County, KY, he was the son of John Greene and Rhoda (Tuttle) Morris.

Surviving are one sister, Jewell Gilbert of Bedford, IN; one brother, Tommy Morris of Detroit, MI; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Robert, John, and Charles Morris; and five sisters: Haley Gilbert, Minerva Maloney, Annie Gilbert, Flora Sasser, and Edith Miracle.

He retired from the Indiana Limestone Company and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church in Kentucky.

Services for Willie Morris will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post # 33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/16/04

Fines – William Claude Fines of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 16, 2004, at his residence. Born on March 14, 1917, he was the son of Oliver and Emma (Miller) Fines. He married Geraldine Hayes on August 12, 1939, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Claudia Marshall and her husband, Kim; one sister, Lorene Geise of Wisconsin; two grandsons, Dustin Marshall and his wife, Anissa, and Ryan Marshall, all of Bedford, IN; one great-granddaughter, Isabella Marshall of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers: Charles, Alfred, Oliver Jr., and Terrell Fines; and three sisters: Catherine Stephenson, Imo Webber, and Alma Johnson.

He was a retired sales representative for Triangle & Leahy and a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Army.

Services for William Fines will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Fred Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday.

02/15/04

Haley – Robert J. Haley of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, at Westview Manor. Born on March 27, 1927, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Vint and Dorothy (Love) Haley. He married Ada M. Beedie on October 19, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Debra A. Parkes and her husband, William of Bedford, IN, Janett S. Haley Stapp and her husband, Timothy, of Bloomfield, and Barbara J. Sylvester and her husband, Gary, of Harrodsburg, IN; one sister, Wilma Mause of Myersville, MC; three grandchildren: Bill Parkes, Valerie Jenkins, and Tammy Henderson, all of Bedford, IN; five great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Haley.

He retired as foreman for Star Stone Company in Bloomington and was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Oolitic V.F.W. Post #1686, American Legion Gillen Post #33, and the Patriot Lodge #750 F&AM of Oolitic.

Services for Robert Haley will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where a Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. that evening by members of the Patriot Lodge #750 of Oolitic.

Russell – Fay F. Russell of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on November 2, 1905, in Huron, IN, he was the son of Joseph and Beada C. (Thralls) Russell. He married Lucille M. Hutchison on July 2, 1929, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sons, Fay H. Russell and wife, Eva, of Orleans, IN, and John W. Russell and wife, Virginia, of North Vernon, IN; one brother, Noble Russell of Mitchell, IN; seven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and twenty great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Artie VanCleave, Ethal King, Effie Leona Root, and Gladys Morgan; and three brothers: Marvin, John, and Albert Russell.

He was a farmer, a trucker, and had worked at Lehigh Cement Company from 1923-1927. In later life, he worked for Green Thumb. He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church.

Services for Fay Russell will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer and Bro. Jim Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/14/04

Bailey – Emily Marie (Ketchem) Bailey, of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at the Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on December 8, 1933, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Victor and Ava (Beasley) Gee and Iva Russell. She married Marvin Bailey on July 12, 1986, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are three sons: William Joe Ketchem and his wife, Vicki, of Bloomfield, IN, Richard Carl Ketchem and his wife, Jessica, of Lawrenceburg, IN, and Timothy Edward Ketchem and his wife, Tracy, of Cleveland, OH; one step-son, Douglas Bailey of California; two sisters, Anna Lou Easton of Bloomington, IN, and Rosalie Pike of Danville, IN; three brothers: Gerald Gilbert of Indianapolis, Jerry Chastain of Tennessee, and Thomas Russell of Martinsville, IN; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William H. Ketchem; one grandchild, Michael Ketchem; and three brothers: Charles, James, and Gene Chastain.

She retired from NSWC.

Services for Emily Bailey will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/13/04

Hunter – Hubert K. Hunter of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 25, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lawrence and Ona (Speer) Hunter. He married Pearl Wade on July 9, 1939, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Patricia Atchison and her husband, Marvin, of Bedford; one son, Danny Hunter and his wife, Leah Jane, of Heltonville, IN; one brother, Robert Hunter and his wife, Bernadine, and one sister, Ruth Whitted, all of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Shonja Miracle and her husband, David, Brad Hunter and his wife, Jamie, all of Bedford, IN, Beth Kern and her husband, David, of Illinois, and Becky Lutgens and her husband, Troy, of Ellettsville, IN; eight great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and sixteen step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Almond and Celia Pearl Myers; two grandsons, Jami Murphy and Greg Hunter; and one daughter-in-law, Toni Hunter.

He was a farmer all his life and also had worked as a mason on numerous buildings throughout the community, a diamond sawyer in Heltonville and Hoosier Joiner Stone Mills, and in the hardwood business. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church for over seventy years, where he retired as a deacon and served as treasurer for a time.

Services for Hubert Hunter will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 16th, at the Mundell Christian Church with Bro John Wisely officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the Mundell Christian Church.

Ritchie – Mary R. Ritchie of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 13, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on March 2, 1922, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Lenzie L. and Lucie M. (Flynn) Carter. She married Ott E. Ritchie on March 4, 1939, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son, Michael Ritchie; two daughters, Joyce McCain and Judith Roberts, all of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one granddaughter, Michelle Stroud; one brother, Bill Carter; and two sisters, Izetta King and Sarah Moffatt.

She was a homemaker and attended Grace Full Gospel Church.

Service for Mary Ritchie will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/11/04

Ray – Gerald Wayne Ray of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at his residence. Born on July 31, 1937, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Otis and Frona (Ryan) Ray. He married Zelma Loafman and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Bruce Ray of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Rhonda Trowbridge and Tina Taylor, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, Joe Ray of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Dorothy Sampson of California and Norma Stewart of Greenwood, IN; nine grandchildren: Jason Ray, Nicole Ray, Kiyha Chastain, Kayze Gilstrap, Shandy Blackwell, Stephanie Taylor, Katelyn Taylor, Misty Ray and Melanie Ray; seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brother, Dale and Robert Ray; and one sister, Margaret Cassidy.

He retired as the owner of the A & B Trophy Shop in Bedford. He was a member of the Leesville Cedar Lodge F&AM, the Eagles Lodge, and attended the First Assembly of God in Bedford.

Services for Gerald Ray will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Dodd and Chris Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shaw – Janice Marie Shaw of Martinsville, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at her residence. Born on December 14, 1937, in Jasper, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Emma Lou (Sullivan) Kunkler. She married Theraon Shaw on May 18, 1957, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Martina Marie Fields of Mitchell, IN, and Dorothy Jean Sullivan and husband, Jim, of Gainesville, FL; three sons: Theron Say, Jr. and wife, Karen, of Pinhook, IN, Michael Anthony Shaw and wife, Sherry, of Mitchell, IN, and Otis Shaw and wife, Jessi, of Martinsville, IN; four sisters: Bonnie Criswell of Monrovia, IN, Pat Swann, Sharon Hale, and Lorraine Fulmer, all of Indianapolis; one brother, Ben Kunkler, R. of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy in Indianapolis and was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church in Martinsville and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mitchell.

There will be a Funeral Mass for Janice Shaw at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 14th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/09/04

Childers – Creed Carter Childers of Springville, IN, died Monday, February 9, 2004, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on January 20, 1917, in Sprule, KY, he was the son of Henry and Nannie (Burton) Childers. He married Zona Cobb on October 17, 1938, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Hurshel Childers and his wife, Wanda, of Guthrie, IN, and Dale Childers and his wife, Carolyn, of Springville; three daughters: Betty Flynn and her husband, Don, Nancy Kleusner and her husband, Linus, of Springville, IN, and Sue Flynn of Florida; two brothers, Willia Childers of Kentucky and Fount Childers of Muncie, IN; two sisters, Nannie Hacker and Martha Davidson, both of Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by nine brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter, Brittany Boshears.

He retired as a custodian at Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of the Springville Pentecostal Mission.

Services for Creed Childers will be at 10:00 Wednesday, February 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Wendell Phillips and Dexter Worrell officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mundy – Joe M. Mundy of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, February 9, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on April 30, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Calvin and Beatrice (Case) Mundy. He married Barbara Tackett on April 7, 1963, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Tony J. Mundy and his wife, Estrella, of San Antonio, TX; one daughter Joni L. Terry and her husband, Eric, of Bedford, IN; one brother, David R. Mundy of Mitchell, IN; three sisters: Judy Asbery of Mitchell, IN, Kay Asbery of Orleans, IN, and Amy Berkett of Washington, IN; one grandson, Raul Mundy, and one granddaughter, Barbara Mundy. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry Mundy and Richard Mundy; and one sister, Violet May Mundy.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works with forty-two years of service and was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Services for Joe Mundy will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 13th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield 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.

02/07/04

Hodges – John R. Hodges of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, February 7, 2004, at his residence. Born on August 25, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Melvin and Etta (Owens) Hodges. He married Virginia F. Moore on March 8, 1941, and she died June 24, 1997.

Surviving are two sons: John H. Hodges and his wife, Norma Hynds-Hodges of Indianapolis, and Donald E. Hodges of Viroqua, WI; one sister, Margie Terrell of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Frances Nicholson Smith and Betty Parker.

He worked forty-three years at Indiana Limestone, where he began as a purchasing agent, became the president in 1966, and continued as an officer and consultant for the company until his retirement. He was a realtor and broker and owned and operated J.R. Hodges Machinery in Bedford until recently. He was a W.W. II veteran, serving from 1944-1946 with the 96th Infantry Division on Leyte, P.I. and Okinawa Campaigns. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal on Okinawa. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33, a member and elder of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star #129, 50-year member of Bedford Lodge #14 F&AM. He was involved in the community and active in several civic organizations, including member of Bedford School Board prior to and during consolidation of schools, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Bedford City Council.

Services for John Hodges will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, at the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church with Pastors Gary Baker, Jim Burks, and Rick Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the church.

Sykes – Joshua Bradley Sykes of Bedford, IN, died Friday, February 7, 2004, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, after a lengthy illness. Born on July 10, 1987, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Charles Bradley and Katrina J. (Deckard) Sykes.

Surviving are his parents of Bedford, IN; his paternal grandparents, Charlie and Bonnie Sykes of Bedford, IN; his maternal grandfather, John Deckard of Bedford, IN, and maternal grandparents Tim and Deanna Zinram of Sunrise, FL; his paternal great-grandmother, Margie Deckard of Bedford, IN; two uncles, Scott and Jeff Sykes; one aunt, Kim Sykes; one cousin, Krista Sykes. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Everett and Willa Taylor; one maternal great-grandfather, Clinton E. Deckard; his paternal great-grandparents, Carrie and Warner Sykes and Delbert and Zalaya Smith.

He attended Central Church of Christ. He competed in Special Olympics and was the reining three-year winner of the electric wheel chair race. He enjoyed riding his Argo, enjoyed monster trucks and fishing and was a master of Playstation.

Services for Joshua Sykes will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Frank Binford officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/06/04

Wagoner – Gerald Wagoner of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Springville, IN, died Friday, February 6, 2004, at his residence. Born on September 4, 1926, in Springville, IN, he was the son of Robert C. and Fannie (Peek) Wagoner.

Surviving are one daughter, Betti Jara and her husband, Joe, of Delray Beach, FL; one brother, Rowe Wagoner of Tallahassee, FL; special friends, Christina Holmes of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

He was a retired contractor.

Services for Gerald Wagoner will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Joanne Kleunder officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/05/04

Silvers – William Silvers of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, February 5, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on January 4, 1934, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Willie A. and Polly (Lovell) Silvers.

Surviving are two brothers, Tracy Silvers of Oolitic, IN, and Bobby Gene Lovell of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mildred Roberts and Etta Mean May, both of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim and Carl; and one sister, Desda Wray Blackburn.

He was retired from the limestone industry and Bedford North Lawrence School System. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the V.F.W. in Oolitic.

There will be graveside services for William Silvers at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 9th, at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

02/04/04

Bolton – Keith E. Bolton of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at his residence. Born on December 15, 1939, in New Castle, IN, he was the son of Durward and Fern (Spoonmore) Bolton. He married Judy Clark on December 27, 1957, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother, Fern Bolton of Bedford, IN; one son, Brian Bolton and his wife, Pam, of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Julie Bolton of Bedford, IN; two grandsons, Brandon and Bryce Bolton. He was preceded in death by his father.

He retired from Indiana University as the supervisor for campus bus service. He was a member of the Donica Church of God and was a member of several quartets.

Services for Keith Bolton will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 7th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kendall Hendrickson, Floyd Brick and Brian Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hamilton – Dorothy M. Hamilton of Franklin, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at the Masonic Home in Franklin, IN. Born on October 8, 1909, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of O.P. amd Fern (Fish) Henderson. She married Alexander P. Hamilton, and he died March 16, 1973.

Surviving is one daughter, Patsy Martin and her husband, Arnold, of Brazil, IN; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bill (Pamela) Roytan and Mrs. Craig (Janet) Chrispell; and two grandsons, Eugene Martin and his wife, Kelly, and John Martin; and six great-grandchildren.

She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford and was a fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Brazil Chapter #80.

Services for Dorothy Hamilton will be in the Kresge Chapel of the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, IN, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 7th with the Rev. Cleon H. Wright officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service hour Friday at the Masonic Home. There will be graveside services at 3 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the local arrangements.

Stillions – Richard M. Stillions of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004, at his residence. Born June 11, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Willie and Minnie (Mark) Stillions. He married Janet Sharon Harrell on June 14, 1958, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Mike Stillions and his wife, Candie, of Mitchell, IN; two daughters, Chistine Craig of Bloomington, IN, and Patricia Morrison of French Lick, IN; one sister, Frances Lewis and her husband, Tom of Paoli, IN; eight grandchildren: Tim, Ben, and Brittany Stillions and Kim, Jackie, and Corrina Morrison, and Colton and Kelsey Craig. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Debra Diane Stillions.

He was employed twenty-five years at Rogers Group and was a 1957 graduate of Heltonville High School. He was a member of Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church.

Services for Richard Stillions will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 7th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Rob Martindale and Larry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

02/03/04

Wood – Rosa Nell Wood of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on April 20, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Martha Elizabeth (Price) Chastain. She married Chester Wood on May 16, 1941, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Roy W. Wood of Orleans and Carey D. Wood of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Charlene Stromatt of Norman, IN; two sisters, Lela Wood of Bedford, IN, and Mary Slaughter of Orleans, IN; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers, one sister, and one grandchild.

She was retired from the former Travler's Corporation in Orleans and was a member of the Church of Christ in Mitchell.

Services for Rosa Wood will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 6th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Friday at Haverly Mortuary.

02/02/04

Bortner – Donetta Bortner of Bedford, IN, died Monday, February 2, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 13, 1943, she was the daughter of William Russell and Nellie Ruth (Russell) Cline. She married Ronald J. Bortner on May 10, 1961, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons: David Bortner and his wife, Tysha of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Dan Bortner and his wife, April, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Tina Delph and her husband, Grant, of Sheridan, IN; two brothers, Bill Cline of Washington, IN, and Jim Cline of Loogootee, IN, six grandchildren: Walker, Ashley, Alex, Dylan, Jordan, and Landon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and thirteen brothers and sisters.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Services for Donetta Bortner will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 6th, at Hillcrest Christian Church with Pastors Gary Cornwell and Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service time Friday at Hillcrest Christian Church.

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