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Obituaries 2004 – 05 (May)

05/31/04

Condra – James Elllis Condra of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at his residence. Born on July 5, 1928, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of John E. and Alma (Hall) Condra.

Surviving are three daughters: Phyllis Padgett and her husband, Gregg, of Mooresville, IN, Vickie Griesemer and her husband, Richard, of Indianapolis, and Sandy Patterson and her husband, Steve, of Waukesha, WI; one brother, John Condra of Martinsville, IN; one sister, Anise Mitchell of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Helena Birkla.

He was a graduate of Paoli High School and a retired route salesman for Fuchs Bakery.

Services for James Condra will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 4th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home.

Denton – William F. Denton of Campbellsburg, IN, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Meadow View Health Care Center in Salem, IN. Born on June 8, 1921, in Orange County, IN, he was the son of Lewis and Hazel (Wellman) Denton. He married Lois E. Chastain on August 31, 1947, and she died June 25, 1989. He married Betty (Senn) Key on January 4, 1997, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Cheryl Lee Trinkle of Campbellsburg, IN; two sons, Larry Denton of South Bend, IN, and Eugene Denton of Campbellsburg, IN; one brother, Bob Denton of North Carolina, two sisters, Dorothy Smiljinanick of Texas, and Judy Dixon of Florida; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his first wife; two brothers, Paul Denton and Melvin Denton; and two sisters, Mary Alice Freed and Bertha Freed.

A farmer, he was a 1941 graduate of Orleans High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Carters Creek Christian Church, Patton-Chastain American Legion Post, and Washington County Farm Bureau.

Services for William Denton will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3rd, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Grubb – Molly Jo Pruett Grubb of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 31, 2004 at her residence. Born on July 22, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of B. Frank and Mary (Duncan) Pruett. She married Lester Grubb on August 24, 1964, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Lucy Honeycutt and her husband, Tony, of Bedford, IN; one son, F. Edward Grubb and his wife, Carabeth, of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Jeffrey Pruett of Alabama and James Pruett of Shoals, IN; two grandsons, Brent and Ben Honeycutt, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a 1965 graduate of Bedford High School, had worked at Pruett's Bakery, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Molly Grubb will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 4th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, where a Scriptural Prayer Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. that evening with Sister Joan Luerman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society

Limeberry – Robert L. Limeberry of Paoli, IN, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli. He was born on October 18, 1937. He married Barbara Hollen, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Dr. Greg Limeberry of Mooresville, IN; one daughter, Jill Rademacher of Jasper, IN; one sister, Rebecca Dillman of Paoli, IN; and four grandchildren.

He was superintendent of the Orange County Highway Department and owner of the Holiday Drive-in and Orleans Theater.

Services for Robert Limeberry will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 4th, at the Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery in Paoli. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

05/30/04

Fortner – John Douthitt Fortner, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 12, 1923, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of John D. Sr. and Blanche (Brown) Fortner. He married Adeline Taylor on January 31, 1942, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Danny Fortner of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Darlene Clark of Leguna Niquel, CA; five brothers: Robert, Denny, Larry, and Jerry Fortner, all of Bedford, IN, and Ronald Fortner of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Marilyn Blackburn of Greenfield, IN; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was a retired machinist for General Electric Co. in Bloomington. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Services for John Fortner, Jr. will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 2nd, at the Church of the Nazarene in Mitchell with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church.

05/29/04

Byrd – Troy Jonathan Byrd, infant son of Try and Lana (Dalton) Byrd of Bedford, IN, was stillborn Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents, John and Judy Dalton of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Willis G. and Violet (McGinnis) Wessell and Sleber Jonathan and Clara Edith (Sullivan) Dalton; paternal grandparents, James Thomas and Loberta Fay Byrd; and paternal great-grandmother, Zetta Hall.

There will be graveside services for Troy Byrd at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 2nd, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. There will be no visitation.

Meadows – Ila Mae Meadows of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on January 5, 1913, in Tomkinsville, KY, she was the daughter of Frank and Sadie Louella (Dicken) Grogan. She married Clarence Meadows on June 27, 1930, and he died on January 27, 1984.

Surviving are one great niece, Glenda Wellman of Bedford, IN; one great-nephew, Denny Grogan and his wife, Beverly, of Bedford, IN; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers: Edward Grogan, Marvin Grogan, Oscar Grogan, and Charles E. Grogan.

She attended the First Christian Church was a charter member of Eagles, Moose Ausiliary, life member of the Oolitic VFW, American Legion and a life member of the Bedford Boat Club.

Services for Ila Meadows will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where an Eagles Auxiliary Service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Terrell – Lillian Mildred Terrell of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on September 7, 1925, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of George Earl and Thelma (Mitchell) Terry. She married John L. Terrell on May 5, 1942, and he died on November 14, 2002.

Surviving are two sons, David Terrell and his wife, Tanah, of Evansville, IN, and Charles Steven Terrell and his wife, Karen, of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Bill Terry of Silverville, IN, Gene Terry of Marietta, OH, John Terry of Columbus, IN, and Jim Terry of Bedford, IN; six granddaughters: Laurie Ann White of Fort Branch, IN, Letitia Marie Terrell of Bedford, IN, Lynne Michelle Melchior of Sebastian, FL, Jennifer Diane Terrell of Newburgh, IN, Angela Dawn Terrell of Bedford, IN, and Tiffany Brooke Terrell of Gretna, LA; one step-grandson, Eric Summers of Fort Branch, IN, and one step-granddaughter, Kristi Koberstein of Evansville, IN; five great-granddaughters: Abby and Sophia White, Lauren Lee Melchior, Kaylee and Kendall Koberstein. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Bob Terry; and one sister, Mary Ruth McCollum.

She worked for M.F. Fines and later retired from NWSC Crane. She was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Services for Lillian Terrell will be at noon on Wednesday, June 2nd, at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church with Bros. Bob Phillips and Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

05/28/04

Poole- Joshua D. Poole of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at his residence. Born on March 10, 1982, he was the son of Bruce D. Poole and Sheila G. Andis. He married Samantha J. Sullivan on January 26, 2002, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are his mother and father of Bedford, IN; his grandmother, Gloria Poole of Bedford, IN; his grandfather, Ray Andis of Springville, IN; great-grandmother and step-great-grandfather, Howard and Hazel Stevens of Kentucky; uncles Robert Poole, Leslie Poole, and Denny Andis and aunt, Teresa Poole. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Allen Poole and Larry Andis; grandmother Una Andis; three great-grandfathers and three great-grandmothers.

He was an employee of Indiana Limestone Company. He was a member of Local 741 Union and attended the Englewood Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Services for Joshua Poole will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/28/04

Mundy – Gabrella Renee Mundy, infant daughter of Jamica Lynn Mundy, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born on May 27, 2004, in Louisville, KY.

Surviving are her mother, Jamica Lynn Mundy of Mitchell, IN; twin sister, Grace Ellen Mundy of Mitchell, IN; grandparents, Troy and Angel Mundy of Mitchell, IN; great grandmother, Clara Manuel of Texas, and great-great-grandmother, Minda Mundy of Mitchell, IN.

There will be a graveside service for Gabrella Mundy at 2:00 p.m. mon Monday, June 14th, at Port William Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Kirby officiating.

05/27/04

Thomas – Ruth E. Thomas of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at Lakeview Manor in Indianapolis. Born on July 22, 1917, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William M. and Lelia Johnson. She married James E. Thomas on July 3, 1941, and he died on October 17, 1993.

Surviving are one son, James S. Thomas and his wife, Donna, of Indianapolis; one daughter, Sara Roberts of Heltonville, IN; one brother, Kenneth Johnson of Bedford, IN; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Arthur Johnson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Services for Ruth Thomas will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 29th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charles Neuman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/26/04

Willoughby – Earl Willoughby of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Westview Manor. Born on May 22, 1926, he was the son of Andrew Jackson and Margaret (Morefield) Willoughby.

Surviving are three sisters: Clara Miller and Avoca, IN, Janet Welch and Ruby Kilner, both of Kentucky; and one brother, Theodore Willoughby of Mayfield, KY. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Lloyd, Robert and Shirley Willoughby, and his twin brother, Pearl (in infancy); and two sisters, Lela Lewis and Margie Hardin.

He was a member of the First Church of God, past president of the Resident Council, and a participant in the senior games.

Services for Earl Willoughby will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 28th, at First Church of God with Pastor Alan Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Green County. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the American Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/25/04

Harris – Clarence Harland Harris, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on March 11, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clarence Harland Sr. and Alice (Compton) Harris. He married Carol Lynn Brooking on December 12, 1952, in Lawrence County, IN, and she died on April 10, 2003.

Surviving are one son, John Harris and his wife, Jan, of Cedar Creek, TX; three daughters: Mary Beth Ritchie and her husband, Doug, and Kathy Griffin, all of Bedford, IN, and Donna Cavin and her husband, Mike, of Harlington, TX; one brother, Fred Harris of Bedford, IN; one sister, Anna Mary Mathews of Bedford, IN; one brother-in-law, David Brooking and his wife, Mary; three grandsons: Christopher Harris and his wife, Missy, Chris Ramsey and his wife, Rhonda, and Chad Ramsey; seven granddaughters: Jeanette Bandell and her husband, Rick, Jessica Pruett and her husband, Curtis, Jr., Laura Ritchie, Katelyn Griffin, Stephanie Cavin, Jaime Cavin, and Lindsay Yahner; and two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Jacob Bandell. He was preceded in death by his wife.

He was a retired auto mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Midtown Church of Christ.

Services for Clarence Harris, Jr. will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 29th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Bro. Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/24/04

Ford – Margaret Evelyn Ford of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on December 11, 1931, in Oswego, SC, she was the daughter of Harrison B. and Pearl Louise (Hodge) Watts. She married Howard W. (Tim) Ford on March 31, 1951, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Lea Ann Camp and her husband, Pastor Melvin Camp of Worthington, IN, and Lisa Ann Ford Brown and her husband, Bruce, of Columbia, MO; one brother, Benny Watts of Georgia; two grandchildren, Jenna and Elizabeth Camp; three nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She had been employed at Southern Bell, General Motors, Sarkes-Tarzian, and CRANE. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women's Club, and A.A.R.P.

There will be private memorial services for Margaret Ford. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider contributions to the Grace United Methodist Church in memory of Margaret Evelyn Ford.

Gilliland – Jesse P. Gilliland of Bedford, IN, died Monday, May 23, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on February 6, 1931, in Tell City, IN, he was the son of William Henry and Mary Bird (Blake) Gilliland. He married Patsy Pauline Tincher on December 31, 1952, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Susie York and her husband, John, of Bedford, IN, and Mary P. Paul and her husband, Jeff of Kansas; two sons, Jesse P. Gilliland and his wife, Marylou of Bedford, IN, and David W. Gilliland and his wife, Donna, of Louisiana; two sisters, Anna Feeley of Matton, IL, and Dorothy Siegmund of Tolona, IL; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and fifteen brothers and sisters.

He was a forklift operator at GM Powertrain and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Bedford Baptist Temple, American Legion Gillen Post #33, Eagles Lodge #654, and the U.A.W. Local #440.

Services for Jesse Gilliland will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Goens 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 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary, where an Eagles service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Hagemier – Helen B. Hagemier of Paoli, IN, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli. Born on February 29, 1916, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Harry Beasley and Truly (King) Beasley Chase. She married Earl Richard Hagemier, and he died on February 5, 1977.

Surviving are one daughter, Sandy Triplett and her husband, Thomas Ricky of Paoli, IN; one son, Dan Hagemier and his wife, Carolyn, of Edinburgh, IN; one sister, Edna Terrell of Mitchell, IN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Eva Quackenbush; one daughter, Juanita Hagemier; two sons, Jerrell and Harold Hagemier; and one grandson, Daniel Richard Triplett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Port Williams Church of Christ.

There will be graveside services for Helen Hagemier at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 27th, at the Port Williams Cemetery with J. B. Wilson officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Holland – Charles L. Holland of Carmel, IN, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at his residence. Born on September 1, 1937, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Charlie V. and Helen E. (Hodges) Holland.

Surviving are his wife Emily Holland of Carmel, IN, and one aunt, Fern Holland of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He retired in 1994 after a thirty-three year career in bank regulation with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury, attaining the positioin of senior national bank examiner. He served in the National Guard.

Services for Charles Holland will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 28th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/23/04

Lewis – Geneva Marie Lewis of Bedford, IN, formerly of Williams, IN, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on November 7, 1921, in Empire, AL, she was the daughter of Kenneth T. Mutchler and Mabel (Taylor) Beverly. She married James Carl Lewis, Sr., on October 28, 1937, and he died January 15, 1991.

Surviving are two sons, Carl Lewis, Jr. and his wife, MaryLee of Williams, IN, and Allen Lewis and his wife, Terrie, of Columbus, OH; one daughter, Ann Bex and her husband, Amel, of Mitchell, IN; one son-in-law, Don Ashley of Bedford, IN; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Jeanetta Ashley on April 18, 2004; and one grandson, Amel Bex II on August 11, 1987.

She had been employed at Woolworth's and Edward's Grocery in Huron. She was a member of the Order of Rebekahs No. 91 and the 39th Street Christian Church.

Services for Geneva Lewis will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Owens – Thomas Hunter Owens of Columbus, IN, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Born on April 20, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Marion Clark and Mary Lianne Ridge Owens. He married Dr. Sharon Wilson on June 23, 1986, in Columbus, IN, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Richard Thomas Owens of Birmingham, AL; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth Jane and Rebecca Ann Owens, both of Birmingham, AL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a 1950 graduate of Bedford High School, received a BA degree in business from Indiana University in 1954, a master's degree in education from I.U. in 1960, and an education specialist degree from I.U. in 1970. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus, where he was an usher captain and a children's Sunday School teacher with his wife, a member and treasurer of the Bartholomew Retired Teachers Association, past treasurer of the Columbus Educators Association, a long time volunteer at Schmitt Elementary School, treasurer of the Woodfield Home Owners Association, past treasurer of the Columbus Art Guild, and a member of the Order of the Elks Lodge of Bedford. He taught high school business education in Dayton, OH in 1964-65, at Bedford High School from 1966-68, and at Columbus North High School, where he was a sponsor for Junior Achievement Clubs from 1968 until he retired in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1954-56.

Services for Thomas Owens will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27th, at the Myers Funeral Service Reed & Jewell Chapel, 3729 25th St. in Columbus, with the Rev. Brian K. Teater officiating. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27th, at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Baptist Church Children's Department or to the Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation.

05/21/04

Baldwin – Elmer "Al" Baldwin of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his residence. Born on January 4, 1936, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Elmer and Grace (Hawes) Baldwin. He married Floris Hamilton on March 11, 1976, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Michael George of Bloomington, IN, and David George of Mitchell, IN; one grandson, David Andrew George of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Thomas George and Varian George.

He was retired from the U.S. Navy and Disney World. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #221.

Services for Elmer Baldwin will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Hodges – Kay T. Hodges of Bedford, IN, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his residence. Born on August 25, 1959, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Ken and Connie (Wever) Hodges.

Surviving are his father and step-mother, Ken and Sue Hodges; one daughter, Kristen Hodges, at home; one son, Joe Hodges, at home; one brother, Chris Hodges and his wife, Matilde of Virginia; one sister, Kenna Hodges of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1998.

He was employed at Visteon Systems and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1978-82 and again from 1986-90. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the IUE/CWA Union.

Services for Kay T. Hodges will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jon Lineback officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/19/04

Harker – Deneda Gilstrap Harker of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at Columbus Health & Rehab Center in Columbus, IN. Born on May 16, 1912, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Liddie (Spray) Ritchison.

Surviving are three daughters: Mary Rose Gilstrap Brown of Crothersville, IN, Doris June Gilstrap Brown of Columbus, IN, and Wilma Jean Gilstrap Hiveley of Medora, IN; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene Gilstrap, and twin sons in infancy; one daughter, Thelma Gilstrap; and one grandson, Daniel Brown.

She was a seamstress at M. Fine & Sons and a member of the Fairview Community Church.

Services for Deneda Harker will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/18/04

Tanksley – Elbert Tanksley of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on August 19, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Claude E. and Bessie (Brim) Tanksley.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Tanksley and his wife, Dorothy, of Mitchell, IN; one grandson, William D. Ragsdale and his wife, Michelle, of North Carolina; two granddaughters, Corey Jo Ragsdale and Jessica Cline and her husband, Dustin; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Cline; caregivers, Dale and Lois Fox of Bedford, IN; four nieces and three nephews. He wa preceded in death by one brother, Leon Tanksley.

In his younger years he worked at Rose Orchard and he retired from Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell. He was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Services for Elbert Tanksley will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Roberts and Bro. Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Thacker – Juanita Jean Fine-Thacker of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at her residence. Born on April 30, 1932, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of William and Helen Olivia (Lawton) Ziegler. She was first married in 1948 to Harry Clinton Breed, Jr., who died in 1956. She then married Dr. Allen Gerome Fine, DSC, in 1962, and he died in 1977. She married Wallace H. Thacker on December 28, 1994, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one daughter, Julia Claudine Fine of Philadelphia, PA; three sons: Adrian Scott Fine of Philadelphia, PA, Byron Anson Fine of Bloomington, IN, and Darrell Heath Fine of Terre Haute, IN; two granddaughters, Stephanie Fine and Heather Fine, both of Terre Haute, IN; daughter, Sarah L. (Thacker) Estell and her husband R. Greg Estell, and one grandson, Henry W. Estell.

She was a former owner and principal broker in Century 21, Stone City Realty Inc., and was a Realtor in Bedford for more than 26 years. She also served as an office surgical technician for Dr. Fine. She was a former member of Kappa Kappa Sigma Social Sorority, Motormaids of America, and she was of the Jewish faith.

Services for Jay Fine will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with her son, Adrian Fine, officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Uselton – Lillian E. Uselton, of Mitchell, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Mitchell Manor. Born on April 30, 1921, in Elizabethtown, IN, she was the daughter of David and Pearl (McCullum) Swartz. She married Leland Uselton and he died in 1996.

Surviving are two brothers, Herbert Swartz of Houston, TX, and Claude Swartz of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters, Dorothy Herrling and her husband, Dave, of Debary, FA, and Patricia Tinch and her husband, Ken, of Louisville, KY; two step-grandsons, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her hsuband; three brothers: Herman, David, and Howard Swartz; and two sisters, Goldie Blackwell and Lelah Eagan.

Services for Lillian Uselton will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 21st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/15/04

Walters – Mildred Walters of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on November 25, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Thelma (Wade) Edington. She married Eugene Walters on April 8, 1950, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons, Charles Walters and his wife, Peggy Sue, and Greg Walters and his wife, Sherry Lynn, all of Bedford, IN; four granddaughters: Amy Brothers and her husband, Mark, of Mitchell, IN, Starr Chinn and her husband, Jason, of Bedford, IN, Amanda Walters and her fiance, Steve Wever, of Bedford, IN, and Reva Diehl and her husband, Kevin, of Bedford, IN; eight great-grandchildren: Mason, Emily, Abby, Nathan, Bryce, Kendra, Garret, and Ali. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Doreen Hollenbeck and Dorothy Jane Edington.

She retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital in 1974 as a food supervisor and was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church.

Services for Mildred Walters will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 18th, at the St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/14/04

Mills – Phillip Neil Mills of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at his residence. Born on May 5, 1961, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Phillip Neil and Patty Ellen (Meredith) Mills.

Surviving are children: Dustin Mills of Bedford, IN, Valeria Mills and Jesse Mills, both of Florida, Shawna Littleton and Michael Littleton, both of Lafayette, IN, and Olivia Mills of Mitchell, IN; two brothers, Jeff Mills of Campbellsburg, IN, and Clyde Mills of Shively, KY; two sister, Vicky Herald of Mitchell, IN, and Bonnie Neideffer of Williams, IN; one grandson, Ethan Michael Littleton. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents: Bobby Robbins, Edna Leona Renner, Roberta Evans, and Clarence Milles.

He was a truck driver for Professional Loggers.

There will be graveside services for Phillip Mills at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18th, at Bethel Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.

05/13/04

Fender – Bernice Louise Fender of Heltonville, IN, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at her residence. Born on November 5, 1923, in Monroe County, IN, she was the daughter of Sidney and Effie (Shields) Meadows. She married Charles Randall Fender on June 4, 1942, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Marnice Fender of Bloomington, IN; three sons: Charles Edward Fender, Jackie Fender, Sr. and his wife, Wanda, and Rex Allen Fender, all of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Hazel Fender of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren: Jackie Fender Jr., LaDonna Lee, Tonya Fender, Stephanie Fender, Alison Nelson, Twilla Fender, Crystal Eagans, Erica Fender, and Lena Gassaway; twenty-two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, LaDonna May Fender; one son, Carl Eugene Fender; one sister, Violet Edwards; and one brother, Wayne Meadows.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Holy Ridge Church.

Services for Bernice Fender will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Garris Hillenburg officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hamilton – Patricia K. Hamilton of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Westview Manor Nursing Home. Born on July 2, 1943, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Delmar L. and Ola Kathleen (Morrow) Sowders. She married Jack L. Hamilton on August 12, 1961, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband is one son, Jeffrey L. Hamilton of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Larry D. Sowders and his wife, Shirley, of Columbus, IN, Stephen Sowders and his wife, Mary, of Leesville, IN, Bradley Sowders and his wife, Glenda, of Leesville, IN, and Scott Sowders and his wife, Judith, of Bedford, IN; one sisters, Rheadawn Inman of West Palm Beach, FL; one grandson, Kyle Hamilton of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Norma Bridwell.

She was an ordained minister and gospel recording artist. Pat and her husband, Jack, were known for their television ministry, where in 1991, they founded Tools of the Carpenter. She was an owner of the Waffle House and had worked at Ford. She was a member of Meadows Community Church.

Services for Patricia Hamilton will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 15th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Richard Chase, Eugene Strunk, and Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service time at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/11/04

Donica – Glen G. Donica of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on January 6, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Talmage and Lula (Stewart) Donica. He married Mildred Kinser on March 18, 1949, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Glenda Louise Hill and her husband, Steven, of Warner-Robbins, GA, and Pam Maddox and her husband, Bill, of Bedford, IN; one son, Steven Donica of Bedford, IN; one brother, Wayne Donica of Martinsville, IN; four grandchildren: Shelby Maddox, Billy Maddox, Jr., Heather Fleenor, and Jennifer Donica; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Donica and Gabriel Donica; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vestal and Ralph Donica; and four sisters: Violet Donica, Virginia Grissom, Mae Moore, and Mable Sowders.

He was a mechanical engineer at Indiana University, retiring in 1988, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He attended the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

Services for Glen Donica will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Duane Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Hatfield – John R. Hatfield Jr., of Heltonville, IN, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at his residence. Born on October 22, 1939, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of John R. (Sr.) and Cordia E. (Stailey) Hatfield.

Surviving are one brother, James D. Hatfield and his wife, Patty, of Heltonville, IN; two sisters, Patricia Bezy and her husband, Jerry, of Washington, IN, and Betty Johnson of Heltonville, IN; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary E. Taylor.

Services for John Hatfield will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 14th, at Jones Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Chase officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery with graveside military rites. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home.

Williams – Clayton Arthur Williams of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at his residence. Born February 1, 1957, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Robert Clay and Janet Sue (Bradford) Williams. He married Patti Mikels on March 16, 1996, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Mason Andrew Williams, at home; one daughter, Edith Makenzie Williams, at home; his parents, Robert Clay and Janet Sue Williams of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Belinda Holt of Mitchell, IN, Shayne Brown of New Albany, IN, and Teresa Scalf of Bedford, IN; several nephews and several great-nieces.

He retired from the U.S. Navy and was an engineering technician at Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church.

Services for Clayton Williams will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 14th, at the Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Church Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Elavator Fund of the Free Methodist Church.

05/09/04

Johnson – Amanda Sherrie Johnson of Orleans, IN, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, following an automobile accident in Washington County, IN. Born on May 26, 1982, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Tony L. and Sherrie L. (Parkinson) Johnson. She was first married to Steven Ferguson. She married Jerry L. Johnson, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are her mother Sherrie L. Ramsey of Mitchell, IN; her father, Tony L. Johnson of Mitchell, IN; children: Lillian Joanna Ferguson, Drewe Allen Ferguson, Kayla Johnson, and Jacob Johnson, all of Orleans, IN; one brother, Ronnie L. Johnson of Mitchell, IN; grandparents: Ronald and Vickie Ann Johnson and Jody Gilbert, all of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Ronald L. Parkinson, and step-grandfather, Vernon Gilbert.

She was formerly employed as a manager at Arby's in Mitchell and was currently employed at Paoli Inc. She was a 2000 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of New Hope Community Church in Bedford.

Services for Amanda Johnson will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 14th, at the Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

05/08/04

Medlock – Walter Medlock, Jr. of Decatur, TX, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Trinity Rehab Center in Bridgeport, TX. Born on August 13, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Walter (Sr.) and Lena (Bennett) Medlock. He married Marion Smith on April 17, 1949, and she survives.

Surviving wtih his wife are two daughters, Martie Spaulding of Decatur, TX, and Michelle Adams of Fort Worth, TX; one son, Rob Medlock of Strongsville, OH; one sister, Wyrtus Christopher of Troy, OH; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Geraldine Medlock, Jeanett Masters, Betty Perry, and Barbara Medley; two brothers, Ott and Benzel Medlock.

He was a part-owner of Hale's Carriage House Furniture for over twenty-five years. He was a member of Eagle Mt. International Church, a former member of the Free Methodist Church and First Assembly of God Church in Bedford. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Christian Business Men's Association, and Hoosier 100 Club.

Services for Walter Medlock will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

West – Myrtle Faye West of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 8, 2004, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born on December 30, 1910, in Spencer, IN, she was the daughter of William O. and Alma R. (Kinney) Auten. She married Eugene C. West on September 15, 1935, and he died November 15, 1984.

Surviving are three grandchildren and her long-time friend and caregiver, JoAnn George of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Jerry West; and three brothers.

Services for Myrtle West will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Leila Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Mausoleum. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/07/04

Armstrong – Harry T. Armstrong of Springville, IN, died Friday, May 7, 2004, on his family farm. Born on April 19, 1920, in the Popcorn community (Lawrence County, IN) he was the son of Felix and Eula Rush Armstrong. He married Gladys Germ on September 10, 1945, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one son, Kent Armstrong of Springville, IN; one daughter, Janet Armstrong of Springville, IN; and one brother, Don Armstrong of Harrodsburg, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a cattleman and a member of the Popcorn Christian Church. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School and attended Purdue University. He was the first president of the Indiana Cattleman's Association which he was instrumental in establishing. He was a veteran of W.W. II, serving as Group Communications Officer of the 351st Bomb Group based in Polebrook, England. He enlisted as a private and was discharged as a Major. He was a representative for Sen. Dan Quayle, a former board member of the Stone City Bank and Bedford Medical Center, helped organize the Springville Feeder Auction Association, and served as the cattle sales manager. He was inducted into the Indiana Livestock Breeders' Association Hall of Fame and was a past member of the National Beef Board. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School and attended Purdue University.

Services for Harry Armstrong will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11th, at the Day & Carater Mortuary. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from noon until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/05/04

Mann – James Franklin Mann of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on November 12, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harry and Lena (Braden) Mann. He was first married to Gracie Jones and on May 5, 1979, he married Martha (Brewer) Varvel. She died on July 9, 2001.

Surviving are one son, James Franklin Mann, Jr. of Arizona; one daughter, Cheryl Cartwright of Brownstown, IN; one brother, Leonard Mann of Utah; and two sisters, Maxine Coreen Hamby of Salt Lake City, UT, and Barbara J. Burgess of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife; six brothers: Orland, Harry A., Jesse, Hamer Braden, Dean Ray, and Kenneth Jack Mann; and three sisters: Bertha Mary Kimble, Anna Jeannette Combs, and Beryl Elizabeth Porter.

He was a retired stonemason and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

There will be graveside services for James Mann at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 10th, at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Bro. Jerry Allen officiating and with graveside military rites accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

05/04/04

Briscoe – Frederick Eugene Briscoe of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at his residence. Born on September 19, 1925, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William Fred and Helen (Milligan) Briscoe. He married Anah Mae Turner on April 6, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sons: Dennis Wayne Briscoe, Robert Timothy Briscoe, both of Mitchell, IN, and Howard Eugene Briscoe of Orleans, IN; two daughters, Kathleen Marie Blanton of Orleans, IN, and Rebecca Jane Hawk of Mitchell, IN; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Loren Dale and William Howard Briscoe.

He was a farmer, a truck driver, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater at Normandy, Remagen, Battle of the Bulge, and Occupational Forces. Medals and decorations included four bronze starts and a good conduct medal. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, Murat Shrine of Indianapolis, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, past patron of Order of the Eastern Star No. 503, Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Marvin R. Davis Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and Teamsters Local 135.

Services for Frederick Briscoe will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 7th, at the First Christian Church with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with Graveside military rites accorded by members 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 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the church. A memorial service will be conducted by Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Hash – Mary L. Hash of Orleans, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on September 21, 1937, in Hollywood, CA, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Lula Mae (McKinley) Hatch. She married Frank Gimbrone, and he preceded her in death. She later married Phillip Hash on April 25, 1993, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Michelle Jones and Katherine Silvers, both of Bedford, IN; one adopted son, George Hutchison of Palisades, CA; thirteen grandchildren; three step-children, Jonathan Hash and Jennifer Hash, both of Columbus, IN, and Ian Hash of Reno, NV. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband.

She was employed as an office manager for H & R Block in West Baden, IN, and was a member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

Memorial services for Mary Hash will be at 12 noon on Saturday, May 8th, at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Nor calling hours are scheduled. Services are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Dive Christian Church Building Fund.

Hedge – Frances Hedge of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on October 31, 1922, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charlie and Gladys (Eagan) Pierce. She married Hubert Rainey on July 27, 1943, and he preceded her in death. She later married Clyde Hedge on March 9, 1946, and he also preceded her in death.

Surviving are five sons: Stephen Hedge and his wife, Violet, of Elizabethtown, KY, Randy Hedge of Oolitic, IN, Robert Hedge and his wife, Brenda, of Williams, IN, Gary Hedge and his wife, Toni, of Mitchell, IN, and Tony Hedge and his wife, Becky, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Rita Kay Brooking and her husband, Jeff, of French Lick, IN; four brothers: Wayne and Kelsey, both of Bedford, IN, Ronnie Pierce of Mitchell, IN, and Forrest Pierce of Williams, IN; one sister, Shirley Ellison of Bedford, IN; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands and two brothers, Ernest and Harold Pierce.

She was the owner and operator of Frances Fantasy.

Services for Frances Hedge will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

McCart – Anna Marie McCart of Orleans, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 1, 1929, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Newton A. and Maude L. (Smith) Taflinger. She married Williams L. McCart on April 15, 1949, and he died June 7, 2000.

Surviving are onw son, William Christopher McCart of Orleans, IN; one daughter, Cynthia Lynn McCart of Naples, FL; three sisters, Norma Jean Sloan of Linton, IN, and Eleanor Graves of Mitchell, IN, and Kay Taflinger of Atlanta, GA; three brothers: Newton J. Taflinger and Charles Ed Taflinger, both of Mitchell, IN, and James Taflinger of Paoli, IN; two grandchildren, Donny McCart and Heather Ann McCart; and four great-grandchildren: Cameron, Chantel, Tyson, and Alicia. She was preceded in death by her husband.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Trav-Ler Corporation. She was of Christian faith and a member of the White River Bow Hunters, which her late husband co-founded in 1950's. She won the Women's State Championship one year and second place the following year.

Services for Anna McCart will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 8th, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home.

Pickens – Virginia Lake Pickens of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at the Stonebridge Health Campus. Born on June 27, 1920, she was the daughter of Herschel and Sarah Alice (Canada) Lake. She married Elwin Pickens on July 27, 1937, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons: Ray Pickens of Danville, IN, and Jim, Joseph, and John Pickens, all of Bedford, IN; four daughters: Shirley Wildman of Shoals, IN, Ruth Walters and Janice Romine, both of Bedford, IN, and Cheryl Tieman of Springville, IN; one brother, James Lake; three sisters: Bernice Johnson of Stanford, IN, Patty Hedrick and her husband, Bob, of Bedford, IN, and Jane Eagan and her husband, Charles of Fayetteville, IN; seventeen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and special friends, Tim and Carol Watson of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, six brothers, two sisters, and one grandchild.

She retired from GM Powertrain and was a lifelong member of the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church.

Services for Virginia Pickens will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 7th, at the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church with Pastors Elliott and Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery in Eureka (Lawrence County). Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service time Friday at the Christ Temple Pentecostal Church. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Christ Temple Building Fund in care of the Virginia Pickens Memorial Fund.

Staggs – Mary Grace Staggs of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on July 3, 1929, in Lattimer Mines, PA, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Gentilesco) Steco. She married Floyd E. Staggs in 1952, in Pennsylvania, and he died on May 28, 1996.

Surviving are one son, Opal David Staggs of Bedford, IN; two brothers, William and Michael Steco, both of New Jersey; five sisters: Angie Ippolito and Antoinette Maynard, both of Philadelphia, PA, Florence Viglionese of New Jersey, and Lucy Kolosky and Mildren Sefchick, both of Hazelton, PA; and two grandsons, Jeramy and David Lee Staggs, both of Bedford, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and two sisters.

She had been employed at M. Fine & Sons Mfg. for twenty years at at Dunn Memorial Hospital as an aide and in housekeeping. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Services for Mary Staggs will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

05/03/04

Owens – Robert D. Owens, Sr. of Avoca, IN, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at his residence. Born on August 28, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clarence and Maudie (Arthur) Owens. He married Sondra Williams on January 28, 1980, and she died in 1997.

Surviving is his mother, Maudie Owens of Springville, IN; three daughters: Sharon Brown of Springville, IN, Regina Carver of Bloomington, IN, and Jennifer Hernandez and her husband, Jeremiah, of Avoca, IN; two sons, Robert D. Owens, Jr. of Bloomington, IN, and Jeremy Williams of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Wayne Owens and his wife, Sandy, Estell Owens, and Steve Owens and his wife, Sue, all of Springville, IN; three sisters: Myrna Jewell and her husband, John, of Bedford, IN, Patricia Owens of Bedford, IN, and Barbara Jones and her husband, Lonnie, of Springville, IN; sixteen grandchildren: Jimmy Owens, Joseph Owens, Brandon Kidd, Rodney Kidd, Kevin Kidd, Chris Owens, Travis Cain, Ashley Cain, Austin Armstrong, Dillion Armstrong, Kaylee Owens, Dakota Owens, Hannah Williams, Haliegh Williams, Andrew Owens, and Destiny Owens; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Owens. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

He retired from the Times-Mail and was a member of Charity Chapel.

Services for Robert Owens will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 5th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in Byers Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

05/02/04

Boruff – Edna Lucille Boruff of Oolitic, IN, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Lyons Health & Living Center in Lyons, IN. Born on December 22, 1905, in Green County, IN, she was the daughter of James and Dorothy (King) Foddrill. She married Ralph Boruff on February 21, 1925, and he died August 10, 1975.

Surviving is one son, Gerald Boruff and his wife, Linda, of Rising Sun, IN; four sisters: Wanda Ingram of Bedford, IN, Lorene Moore of Avon, IN, Violet Kennedy of Indianapolis, and Elizabeth Workman of Lyons, IN; four grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Lois Reynolds; and two brother, Dale and Leslie Foddrill.

She retired from Woolworths.

Services for Edna Boruff will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pat Blyeth officiating. Burial will follow in Carmichael Cemetery in Monroe County, IN. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Minnick – Frances Minick of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born on September 21, 1910, she was the daughter of William Claiborne and Julia S. (Hastings) Brock. She married George Minick on December 25, 1941, and he died December 29, 1994.

Surviving are two nieces, Susan Brock of Somerset, KY, and Jane M. Woodall of Washington, D.C.; two nephews, Richard Brock of Van Nuys, CA, and Robert A. Minick of Brooksville, FL; one cousin, Mona McNamara of Belmond, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers: Nelson, Lawrence, and Emmet Brock; and two sisters, Ruth Wyatt and Elizabeth Brock.

She earned a Bachelor Degree in Science/Home Economics from the University of Kentucky and became an Extension Educator for the University of Kentucky and Purdue University.

Services for Frances Minick will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 4th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Curtis Hurley officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until the service time Tuesday. Burial services will be conducted at 2:00 EDT Wednesday, May 5th, at the Winchester Cemetery in Winchester, KY.

05/01/04

Hawkins – Roy Gordon Hawkins of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on May 27, 1921, in Johnson County, IN, he was the son of Eithel O. and Bessie J. (Lutes) Hawkins. He married Mary Louella Chaney on March 18, 1943, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are three sisters: Betty Secrest of Georgia, Hazel Chambers of Bedford, IN, and Mary Ellen Wray of Terre Haute, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a laborer for Indiana Limestone Company and a farmer, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Pleasant Run Church and the Millworkers and Laborers Union Local No. 93.

Services for Roy Hawkins will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 5th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Freels officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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