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Obituaries 2004 – 07 (July)

07/31/04 Hornocker – Delores "Jo" (Richards) Hornocker of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 27, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Robert G. and Mary L. (Brock) Richards. She married Harold E. Hornocker on September 21, 1951, and he died April 16, 1989. Surviving are one daughter, Julanna Hornocker of Bedford, IN; one son, Richard Hornocker of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Betty Jean Wagner and Virginia Concannon, both of Bedford, IN; and two brothers, John Richards of Mitchell, IN, and Jim Richards of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Jane Hall; and one brother, Glen Richards. She worked at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and was a homemaker. She attended the First Baptist Church, was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and was part of the Dunn Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Services for Delores Hornocker will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 3rd, at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Jon Lineback and Charles Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. 07/29/04 Lyle – Martha Lyle of Watervliet, MI, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died July 29, 2004, at Countryside Nursing Home in South Haven, MI. Born on September 19, 1925, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Clyde and Maude (Collier) Smith. Surviving are one son, Dave Lyle of Holland, MI; one daughter, Debra Williams of Ottawa, KS; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in Death by one son, Dee Lyle. There will be graveside services for Martha Lyle at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 4th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Eugene Pruett officiating. Haverly Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation. 07/28/04 Brock – Tammy J. Brock of Crothersville, IN, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in Seymour, IN. Born February 10, 1958 in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Junior and Opal Polly (Morrison) Ryan. She married Jim Brock on July 29, 2002 and he survives. Surviving with her husband, Jim are three daughters, Jennifer Steele and Jamie Williams both of Seymour and Stacy Brock of Scottsburg; two sons, Michael Brock of Hope, IN and Jimmy Brock of Scottsburg, IN; father and step-mother, Thomas Junior Ryan and Brenda Ryan of Bedford; one granddaughter, Shaelynn Williams of Seymour, IN; three brothers, Danny Ryan and his wife, Jami of Bedford, Tim Ryan and his wife, Michelle of New Hampshire and Lawrence Ryan and his wife, Monica of Shoals; three sisters, Karen James of Mitchell, Janice Lewis and Becky Sears both of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Ryan. She was a homemaker and former owner of T.J.’s Merle Norman in Seymour for several years. She attended Bethany Baptist Church. Services for Tammy Brock will be conducted at 10:00 am Friday, July 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with L.E. Schafer officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday and from 9:00 am until the service time on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Special Olympics. 07/22/04 Poole – Leslie Amos Poole of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born June 9, 1934, in Hancock County, Kentucky, he was the son of Elmer Dell and Fannie Mae (Pemberton) Poole. He married Barbara Starr on November 2, 1952, and she survives. Surviving with his wife of 51 years are nine daughters: Debra Tedrow and husband, Dave, Diane Young, all of Springville, IN, Lesliann Poole of Dubois, IN, Traci Taylor of Mitchell, IN, Missy Gillis and husband, Robert, Bedford, IN, Mindy Pettyjohn and husband, Buddy (Hugh), Billie Frazier and husband, Kevin, all of Orleans, IN, Dana Poole, and Heather McKim and husband, Darin, all of Bloomington, IN; two sons, Michael Poole and wife, Mary, and Brandon Poole and wife, Julie, all of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Harold Poole, Bedford; 23 grandchildren: Adam Tedrow, Tanya Shidler, Carrie Silvers, Colin Jewel, Kelsey Young, Bryce, Cory, and Kamron Knowles, Bronson Stewart, Caleb and Dakota Dobay, Ashley and Jessica Frazier, Ann Marie, Miranda, and Brittany Poole, Chandler Poole, Skyler and Peyton Hughett, Meagan and Taylor McKim and Matthew and Nicholas Poole; and 11 great-grandchildren: Kiala Grunden, Savannah Snow, Arielle and McKayhelah Shidler, Haley Wilson, Taylor Jewel, Adrienne and Audrey Young and Chase, MacKenzie and Morgan Silvers. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and John Poole; and two sisters, Dorothy Poole and Zella Prewitt. He was a retired millwright and member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1380 and retired self- employed carpenter. He was a member of Grace Bible Church. Services for Leslie Poole will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Mikulsky officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. 07/20/04 Axom – Kenneth Axsom of Norman, IN, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at the home of his son in Norman. Born September 25, 1921 in Brown County, IN, he was the son of Eathel and Elsie (Croucher) Axsom. He married Geneva Mae Davis on April 27, 1943 and she died April 4, 2000. Surviving are one son, Steve Axsom and his wife, Ginger of Norman, IN; one daughter, Linda Kelley and her husband, Doug of Springville, IN; three brothers, Kelsie and Delmar Axsom both of Norman, IN and Harold K. Axsom of Bloomington, IN; two sisters, Loberta Fleetwood of Bedford and Loretta Fields of Paris Crossing, IN; three grandchildren, Karen Adams and her husband, Mark, Jeff Kelley and his wife, Della and Darrick Kelley and his wife, Laura; six great grandchildren, Sarah, Conner, Hollie, Austin, Brianna and Camden. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and one great grandchild (in infancy). He retired as a stone mill worker in Lawrence County in 1986 and a veteran of WW II serving with the 11th Army Division. He was a member of the Freetown Pentecostal Church and the American Legion Post #112 of Brownstown. Services for Kenneth Axsom will be at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 23rd at the Freetown Pentecostal Church with Bishop Neal McCory and Pastor Doug Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Kurtz Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 12:00 noon until the the service time Friday at the Freetown Pentecostal Church. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Post #112 of Brownstown. Haws – Gloria E. Haws of Dunedin, Fl, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at Countryside Haven Living Center in Palm Harbor, Fl. Born August 6, 1935, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John R. and Mabel (Beasley) Smith. She married William Henry Haws on April 10, 1970, and he died on July 25, 1988. Surviving are one brother, John Michael Smith of Dunedin, FL; one sister, Dorothy Maxine Walton of Salem, IN; nephews, John Kennedy Smith and his wife, Barbie, Steven Thomas Smith and his wife, Barb and Richard Douglas Smith and his wife, Julie and Steven Joe Padgett; nieces, Kimberly Sue NeSmith, Dotty Pearl Walton and her husband, James Mosely and Mabel Ann Walton Curran and her husband, George, Anne M. Smith and her husband, Herb, Sarah Ellen Smith, Melanie Shay Haws Hacker and her husband, Joe, Susan Renae Brennan and her husband, John; brother-in-law, Kenneth C. Haws and his wife Erma; sister-in-law, Geraldine Padgett and her husband, Harold.Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Burrell G. Smith. She was a teacher and Social Worker. She retired from the Lawrence County Division of Family & Children Services and was a member of Pinhook Christian Church. Services for Gloria Haws will be at 10:00 am on Friday, July 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Pinhook Cemetery Upkeep Fund. 07/19/04 Allen – Paul Allen of Muncie, IN, formerly of Bloomington and Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on March 2, 1921, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of John T. and Ola (Bays) Allen. He married Marjorie L. Clements on July 25, 1942 and she died December 28, 1993. He married C. Susan Glick on June 19, 2004 and she survives. Survivors with his wife are one son, Paul David Allen of Muncie, IN; four brothers, Carl Allen of Bloomfield, IN, Robert Allen of Owensburg, IN, John Allen of Bloomfield, IN, and James Allen of Odon, IN; one sister, Nellie Boling of Odon, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and two sisters, Helen Leukhardt and Mabel Allen. He retired from NWSC CRANE in 1974 and from North Lawrence School Corp. in 1988. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford and the Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Army Rangers. Services for Paul Allen will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery at Crane, IN, with graveside military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Thursday by members of Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM. Durham – Diana K. Durham, of Bedford, IN, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born July 28, 1946, in Brown County, IN, she was the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Bales) Hobbs. She married Larry Durham on July 3, 1988, and he survives. Survivors with her husband are five daughters, Rhonda Kinser and her husband Jimmy of Heltonville, IN, Michelle Wessell and her husband Jackie of Springville, IN, Sheila Durham and Sherryl Cantrell and her husband Brett, all of Bloomington, IN, and Mary Mathis and her husband John of Bedford, IN; two sons, Carl Mathis and his wife Deanna and Samuel Mathis and his wife Tracy, all of Bedford, IN; 17 grandchildren; and three sisters, Joyce Wampler of Bloomington, IN, Sandra Clay of Brown County, IN, and Christy Lancello of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Geneva Hobbs, Wilma Sokol and Alberta Squires; and six brothers, Mason Hobbs, Clayton Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, Keith Ault, Kenneth Ault and Donny Hobbs. She was a phlebotomist at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Services for Diana Durham will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford with Bro. Michael Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in Meadows Church Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 07/18/04 Allen – John E. Allen of Laurel, IN, formerly of Tunnelton, IN, died Sunday, July 18, at his residence. Born September 23, 1924, in Tunnelton, IN, he was one of six children of Oliver Perry and Julia Ann (Wilcox) Allen. He married Wilma Jean Blackwell, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters: Dana Johnson of Laurel, Donna Holcomb of Metamora and Debra McIntosh of Indianapolis; two sons: Dale Allen and his wife Myrna of Laurel and Doug Allen and his wife Kim of Metamora; one sister, Virginia "Boots" Barrett of Florida; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, David; two brothers; and two sisters. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater of World War II. He had been employed by Rex Manufacturing and its successors, Philco and Ford, in Connersville, retiring in 1979. Services for John Allen will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home of Heltonville, with the Rev. James Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Thralls – Allen Jay Thralls of Casa Grande, AZ, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his residence. Born on February 26, 1957, in Washington County, IN, he was the son of Charles L. and Barbara R. (Westfall) Thralls. Surviving are one son, Chad Thralls, Oakland City; sister, Brenda Dorsett and husband, Ronnie, Mitchell, IN; brother, Eddie Thralls and wife, Kathy, Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a truck driver and a 1975 graduate of Mitchell High School. Services for Allen Thralls will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23rd, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Medlock officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Weldon – Jacob Max Weldon of Bedford, IN, formerly of Malvern, AR, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at his residence. Born December 31, 1921, in Blackhawk, MS, he was the son of Jacob Lon and Bertha Irene (Tate) Weldon. He married Becky Baughman in 1952 and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Kay Weldon of Bedford; one sister, Louise Counts of Texas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Kenny Weldon in 1977; four sisters: Anna Mae Phelps, Emmie Gentry, Edna Smith and Mable Harvey; and three brothers: Roy Weldon, J.L. Weldon and James Henry Weldon. He retired from GM Powertrain of Bedford in January 01980, after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Bedford, where he served as usher and greeter, and drove the church van for 10 years. He was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440 of Bedford. Services for Jacob Weldon will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at the First Assembly of God Church of Bedford, with Pastor John Dodd and Pastor Glenn Duncan officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rockport Cemetery in Malvern, AR., with military rites to be accorded at the graveside. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God mission fund. 07/16/04 Carr-Kenney – Nancy L. Carr-Kenney of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on September 25,5 1941, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of Riley and Neva C. (Pemberton) Lawson. She first married Fred Hackney. She next married David Carr on October 28,1966, and he died November 8, 1991. She next married Jerry L. Kenney on April 7, 19999, and he died March 17, 2004. Surviving are two sons: Brian Hackney of Orleans, IN, and David Carr of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Lynn Carr of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Ronald Lawson of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Kathy Wilkerson of Mitchell, IN; two step-sons, Greg Kenney of California and Devin Kenney of Williams, IN; two step-daughters, Angie Wolcott and Shauna Kenney, both of Mitchell, IN; two granddaughters, Dusty Kay Austin or Orleans, IN, and Rebecca Hackney-Sweet of Paoli, IN. She was employed at Dana Corporation in Mitchell. She was a charter member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman's Club Auxiliary, the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 Auxiliary, the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post 250 Auxiliary and the Marvin R. Davis V.F.W. Post 9107 Auxiliary. Services for Nancy Carr-Kenney will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 20th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Claude Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary. Price – Tom Price of Springville, IN, died Friday, July 16, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born September 11, 1965, he was the son of Thomas and Janice (Seals) Price. Surviving are his life partner, Michelle Clark of Springville, IN; one daughter, Kaelie Price; two sons, Bradley Price and Landon Clark all at home. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Donnie Price. He was a machinist at Samco, Inc. in Bedford. There will be graveside services for Tom Price at the Huron cemetery on Monday July 19th, at 1:00 pm, with Pat Blyeth officiating. Friends may call from 10:00 am until 12:15pm on Monday at Day and Carter Mortuary. 07/14/04 Kirkman – Barbara Ann Kirkman of San Diego, CA, died on July 14, 2004, in San Diego. Born January 20, 1936 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Joseph Martin, an immigrant from Saint Miguels, The Azores, Portugal, and Margaret (Flynn) Martin, an immigrant from Ireland. She was the seventh of ten children, with six sisters and three brothers. Raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, she married Earl Laverne (Jack) Kirkman, of Lawrence County, IN, in May 1957. and he died in 1987. Surviving are three sons, Charles Kirkman, Joseph Kirkman, and John Kirkman of Bedford, IN; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Dalton of San Diego, CA, Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Parker of Vienna, GA, and Mrs. Michael (Carla) Hudson of Norman, OK; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Kurtis, in September 1980; and three brothers and three sisters. There will be a memorial service for Barbara Kirkman on Wednesday, July 28th, at 3:00 pm at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Moffitt – William Floyd Moffitt of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 14, 2004. Born on July 12, 1926, in Achille, OK, he was the son of Huell L. and Florence Lillian (Coble) Moffitt. He married Edna Roy fifty-four years ago, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Barbara Kay Smith and her husband, Wayne, Donna Gay Hignite-Moffitt and Jerry Hignite and Beverly Sue Moffitt; grandchildren, Erica Dawn Mitchell and her husband, Brent, Bobbi Jeanette Cummings, Autumn Renee Langley, Adam Mitchell Dawson and Amanda Rochelle Smith; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Evan, Aidan and Breanna Smith; great grandchildren, Samara Unity Lenning, Alexis Jade Mitchell, William Elijah Romello Langley, Kaylee Ryan Smith, Jackson Dakota Smith and Cannon Cade Parrish Smith; sisters, Vivian Richardson, Vera Thomas and Jewell Fay Holt; brother, Huell Ray Moffitt; step-brother, Roy Loyd and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Esther Porter, Imogene Swafford and Betty Ray Moffitt (at birth); step brothers, Alan Loyd and Cecil King and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was employed as a foreman at Robert’s Brass of Mitchell for 25 years and retired as a toolmaker from E & M Tool Co. of Bedford in 1993. He was also employed for many years by the East 50 drive-in, the Indiana Theater and as manager of the Bedford drive-in. He served in the U.S. Army achieving the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Cecil Martin Post #250 American Legion in Mitchell for 33 years and the Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Methodist denomination. Services for William Moffitt will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor A. Wayne Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of the Cecil Martin Post #250 American Legion.. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday and from 12:00 noon until the service time Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Pallbearers are Jerry Hignite, Brent Mitchell, Erica Mitchell, Bobbi Cummings, Autumn Langley, Adam Dawson, Amanda Smith and Dusty Miller. Payton – Wade L. Payton of Bloomington, IN, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born on December 21, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Hubert and Dovie (Wade) Payton. He married Phyllis George and she survives. Surviving with his wife, Phyllis of Bedford are four daughters; six granddaughters and one great grandson. He was retired from G.E. in Bloomington and was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Army. He was of the Nazarene faith. The body will be cremated. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/13/04 Howard – Joe Howard of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center. Born on May 24, 1946, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Leland Leonard and Mary Esther (Watson) Howard. Surviving:are his wife, Suetta Howard Yaney of Mitchell, IN; one son, Joe Norman of Bloomington, IN; stepsons, Richard Young, Bedford, IN, and Leland Ames of Paoli, IN; stepdaughter, Kimberly Ames of Paoli, IN; and seven step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, William Howard. He was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School and had been employed 26 years at Carpenter Body Works before starting his own shop. He was a US Army veteran and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. There will be graveside services for Joe Howard 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15th, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post NO. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home. Jones – Warren Jones of Oolitic, IN, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at his residence. Born September 15, 1923 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harley and Bessie (Phillips) Jones. He married his childhood sweetheart, Rosemary Bush on December 11, 1943 and she survives. Surviving with his wife, Rosemary are two daughters, Linda Dianne Inman of Bedford and Debra Susan Wisely of Bowling Green, KY; one son, Dennis Lee Jones of Oolitic; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Doyle (Little Boy) Jones of Springville, Wayne and Raymond Jones both of Bedford; one sister, Ilene Burton of Bloomington. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dale (Big Boy) Jones and Reginald Hughes and one sister, Wyrtis Fitzgerald. He was a retired tool and die maker at General Motors in Bedford and was a member of Oolitic Pentecostal Church. Services for Warren Jones will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 17th, the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Roach – Geneva Roach of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, IN, died on Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at her residence. Born on June 15, 1917, in Pulaski County, KY, she was the daughter of Charles and Lela May (Taylor) Maxwell. She married William Harley Roach on September 29, 1935, and he died on February 9, 1999. Survivors include one son, Larry Gene Roach and his wife, Sharon of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, John R. Holmes, III, Elizabeth Elaine Holmes, David William Holmes, Cynthia Lee Walters and her husband, Ryan, Amanda Jean Cline and her husband, Charles and Alison Marie Hilton; four great grandchildren, Jacob Ryan Walters, Leah Kincaed Walters, Abby Lillian Cline and Lindsay Hope Cline; three sisters, Barbara Brinegar and Alma Gerbrik both of Indianapolis and Grace Sullivan of Bedford; one brother, Edgar Maxwell of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Sharon Holmes; four brothers, Arthur, Doyle “Hickory”, Dale E. and Clytus Howard Maxwell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free Methodist Church of Bedford. She was a Pink Lady Volunteer at Dunn Hospital and worked on the Red Cross Board for thirty years. She was a past president of the P.T.A. at Stalker Elementary School and Women’s Department Club and was a former director on the Bedford Boy’s Club board. Services for Geneva Roach will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 17th, at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastor David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 16th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:00 am until the service time Saturday at the Free Methodist Church. 07/11/04 Kidwell – Timmy Joe Kidwell of Broken Arrow, OK, formerly of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at his residence. Born August 29, 1959, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Robert L. and Thelma (Cook) Kidwell. Surviving: are his wife, Lydia Harris, of Broken Arrow, OK; his father and stepmother, Robert L. and Marilyn Kidwell, Dugger, IN; one son, David Hollars, Keesler Air Force Base, MS; one stepson, Jason Harris and wife, Lisa, Broken Arrow, OK; one stepdaughter, Alisha Harris, Broken Arrow, OK; brother, Robert Lee Kidwell, Jr. and wife, Sue, Willow Springs, MO; one sister, Vicki Kidwell, Broken Arrow, OK; stepbrothers, Jim Hollars and Don Hollars; stepsister, Michelle Taylor and husband, Brian; 4 step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, John and Gladys Kidwell and Howard and Flossie Cook. He was a member of the American Model Association. Service for Timmy Kidwell will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 16th, at Chastain Funeal Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. 07/10/04 Miracle – Mayme R. Miracle of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, at her residence. Born on August 10. 1908, in Letcher County, KY, she was the daughter of James Floyd and America (Boggs) Stamper. She married Henry Robert Miracle on April 30, 1932, and he died on January 6, 1999, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years. Surviving are sons, C. R. Miracle and wife, Pat, Robert Miracle and wife, Judy, all of Mitchell, IN; daughter, Phyllis Westfall and husband, Oakleigh, of Bedford, IN; brother, Karl D. Stamper of Knoxville, TN; 8 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-six years; brothers: Maynard, R. Bruce, Howard, Eugene, and Edwin Stamper; and a sister, Mary Mildred McHenry. She attended Eastern State Teachers College in Richmond, Kentucky, was a graduate of Indiana University, and a member of Indiana Retired Teachers Association. She was an elementary school teacher, and retired after 35 years. A member of the First Baptist Church, she was an adult Sunday school teacher for many years and enjoyed memorizing scripture. Her other interests included decorating, antique collecting, and flowers. Services for Mayme Miracle will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 13th, at the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Pittman, Raymond Bunn, and Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the church. 07/09/04 Davis – Cornell D. Davis of Bedford, died Friday, July 9, 2004 at his residence. Born December 14, 1913 in Tompkinsville, KY, he was the son of Charles and Oma Rhoton (Davis). Survivors include two sisters, Nelda and Dorcas Davis both of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Anna Davis. He was retired from RCA in Bloomington and was an active member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness. He was baptized in 1932. There will be a memorial service for Cornell Davis at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Robert Edinger officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 am until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Ellis – Helen M. Ellis of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 25, 1920, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Lewis J. and Blanche (Sallee) Vaught. She married Laurence Ellis in December, 1940, and he died in October, 1972. Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eddie J. and Linda Ellis, and Don C. and Judy Ellis, all of Mitchell; four daughters, Marilyn Tirey and her husband Don Tirey of Oolitic, Katie Mullinax of Bedford, and Becky Pierce and her husband Ronnie Pierce, and Sarah Sue and the late Terry McPherson, all of Mitchell; 33 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one step- brother, Elbert Enochs of Pittsboro. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Merrill Dean Ellis; one grandson; one granddaughter; two brothers, Ed and Charles Vaught; one sister, Mary Tirey; and one great-granddaughter. She had been a nursing attendant at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and the Madison State Hospital. She was a member of Oolitic Church of Christ and a volunteer Yellow Jacket at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Services for Helen Ellis will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Ed Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 07/08/04 Cameron – Frances C. Cameron of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born July 16, 1912, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Milford J. and Nellie M. (Tumey) McDonald. She married Norman M. Cameron and he died in March of 1942. Survivors include two sons: Richard M. Cameron Sr. and his wife Betty Ann of Bedford and William R. Cameron and his wife Paula Gayle of Bloomington; two grandchildren: Malissa Waterford and W. Eric Cameron; three step-grandchildren: Bobby, Angel and Julie Fiscus; six great-grandchildren: Josh Cameron, Eerin Whorton, John, Jessica and James Cameron and Lauren Waterford; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four grandchildren: Richard Cameron Jr., Greg Cameron, Catherine Cameron and Trina Cameron; five sisters: Juanita MacDonald, Katherine Sharp, Mildred Arena, Betty Jewell Hunter and Katherine Kittle; and four brothers: Lester, Wilbur, Martin and Walter "Ebie" MacDonald. She was retired from General Motors Central Foundry in Bedford. She was a member of UAW Local No. 440; Fairview Community Church; and the Bedford Organ Club. Services for Frances Cameron will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 07/06/04 McPike – Lois Hazel Taylor McPike, 77, of Bloomington, IN, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Bloomington Nursing and Rehab. Center. Born March 23, 1927, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Nathan LaVere and Grace Clementine (Bridwell) Taylor. Survivors include one daughter, Carol Grace Taylor Scott and her husband, Ronald of Bloomington; two sons, Robert William McPike and his wife, Tina of Bedford and Leslie W. McPike and his wife, Anita of Ellettsville; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Boyles of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by three sisters: Martha Sipes, Doris J. Todd and Mary Walker; and three brothers, Robert William (Jack) and Roscoe Taylor. She retired from General Electric of Bloomington in 1989. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bedford and attended Woodhaven Christian Church in Bloomington. Services for Lois McPike will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 10th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and from 9:00 am until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/05/04 Blackwell – Gladys Ruth (Gerkin) Blackwell, 75, of Mitchell died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, July 5,2004, at Mitchell Manor. She was born November 17, 1928. Surviving are two sons, William and Cecil Blackwell, both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Merle Robbins, of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She owned Ruth's Truck Stop at the junction of Highways 37 and 50 in the 1960s. There will be graveside services for Gladys Blackwell at 11 a.m. Thursday at Springhill Cemetery in Shoals. Friends may call from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell. Allen Jay Houchin June 28, 2004 – June 28, 2004 MITCHELL – Allen Jay Houchin, son of Callie Hatfield and Jason Houchin of Mitchell, was stillborn on at 6:34 p.m. June 28 at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Survivors in addition to his parents are five grandparents: Eddie and Phyllis Hatfield, Dean and Debbie Smith and Conrad Houchin, all of Mitchell; and three great-grandparents. Graveside services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. McKee – Herbert Leroy McKee, 74, of Bedford died at 9:35 a.m. Monday, July 5, 2004, at his residence. Born September 5, 1929, in Dyer County, TN., he was the son of K.S. and Leota McKee. He married Ollie Joann Moody and she survives. Surviving with his wife, Ollie Joann (Moody) McKee of Bedford are two daughters: Linda Canada and her husband Douglas of Bedford and Charlotte G. Jordan and her husband Robert of Knightsdale, N.C.; two sons: Larry L. McKee and his wife Phyllis of Portage and Paul Eugene McKee of Bedford; seven grandchildren:, Jeff McKee and his wife Sarah of Baghdad, Iraq, Andrew of Portage, Allison, Jessee and his wife Cara, Mathew, Mark and Brian, all of Bedford; and one great-grandchild, Jeff McKee II.; two brothers: David McKee and his wife Sue of Merrillville and Alford McKee and his wife Faye of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Peggy Garner; and one nephew. He was retired from the Budd Company in Gary, and from the Bedford Public Library. He was an elder at the Lake Station Church of Christ, and served as a deacon at Central Church of Christ in Bedford. Services for Herbert McKee will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home of Bedford, with Brother Marvin Maupin officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 07/04/02 Dixon – Joanna S. Dixon of Bedford, IN, died at 2:10 am on Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born February 26, 1925 in Lafayette, IN, she was the daughter of Cord Cox and Jennie (Holliday) Cox-Dodson. She married Robert Dixon May 31, 1946, and he survives. Surviving with her husband of fifty-eight years, are one son, John Dixon and his wife, Darla of Bedford; two daughters, Susanne Denny and her husband, Mike of Easley, SC and Janie Boenig and her husband, Chuck of Mason, OH; five grandchildren, Melissa Rodriguez, Michael Denny, Jackie Boenig, Shera and Ryan Dixon; two great grandchildren, Alaina and Anthony Rodriguez; one sister, Irene Wood of Cicero; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Alice Pogue of Florida and Mid Parkhurst of Carmel; seven nieces and nephews, Marsha Fuson, Larry Cox, Bob Wood, Jan Wood, Joan Williamson, and Tom Dixon and Cindy McHale. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cord Cox and Jennie Dodson; her step-father, Lue Dodson and one brother, Robert Cox. She retired from the family owned business, D & M Cleaners in 1987. She had attended Grace Methodist Church and was a member of the Club 55 Bowling League. Services for Joanna Dixon will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 7th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Ray Brinegar officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 6th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Thompson – Clifford Lee Thompson, Jr. of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born January 3, 1924 in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clifford Lee, Sr. and Blanch (Knight) Thompson. He married Phyllis Lundy on December 9, 1954 and she survives. Nazarene. He was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Army. Surviving with his wife, Phyllis of Bedford are five daughters, Rena Jackson, Lyn McPike, Lee Ann Flynn, Phyllis Jo Hanners and Penny Hutchens all of Bedford; sixteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Donovan Thompson and Gary Brown; one sister, Imogene Thompson and one brother, Jimmy Thompson. He was a self-employed contractor in Bedford and was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He attended the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Services for Clifford Thompson, Jr., will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brian Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the service time on Wednesday, July 7th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/03/04 Sears – Dorothy Alice (Sears) Sherman of Benton, Ky., formerly of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, July 3, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born on June 29, 1911, in Bedford, she was the daughter of D. Erd and Maymie A. Jackson Sears. She married Franklin Sherman III on May 30, 1946, in Bedford and he preceded her in death on December 14, 1966. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Ruth Butler Sears of Bedford; nieces and nephews and their families, Reva Gail Swango and her husband Olin, Vivian Ritter and her husband Mark, Jeanne Silvers and Sandy Nasco, all of Bedford, Carol Simmons and her husband Jim of Anna, Ill., Donald K. Sears and his wife Dinah of Arlington Heights, Ill. and Joe Phillips of Ellettsville. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Kent A. Sears; one sister, Lois Pauline Sears; a niece, Ruth Evelyn Sears Phillips. She entered nursing training at City Hospital in Indianapolis in 1930. She worked as a nurse in Indianapolis and Piqua, Ohio. In 1942, she began work as a Simplex printer and teletype operator. Her primary responsibility was to process orders for Gibson Girl Parachutes to be sent to the South Pacific fighting zone during World War II. She and her husband also lived in East Lansing, Mich., where Mr. Sherman was a professor at Michigan State University. They were the owners and operators of Tennessee Jones Resort on Kentucky Lake. She attended the First Christian Church and Fairdealing Church of Christ, both in Benton, Ky. She was a member of the New Union Christian Church in Bedford since 1924. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a life member of the Pilgrims White Shrine of Jerusalem. She was a former member of the Royal Neighbors of America, the Benton Woman's Club and the Florida Art Club. Services for Dorothy Sherman will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens of Bedford. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service today at Day & Carter Mortuary. 07/02/04 Fleetwood – Van A. Fleetwood of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born March 14, 1958 in Lawrence County he was the son of Edward Dale and Judith Ann DePhue Fleetwood. Survivors include his mother; two sons, Jason Fleetwood, and Jordon Fleetwood both of Bedford; two brothers, Toby Fleetwood of Bedford, and Jay Fleetwood of Heltonville. He was preceded in death by his father, two sisters, Tabetha Ballard and Kathy Ann Fleetwood; and one brother Jed Kimberly Fleetwood. He was an assembly worker and a member of the Dive Christian Church. Services for Van Fleetwood will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 7th at the Apostolic Faith Assembly with Pastor Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Bloomington. Friends may call from 10:00 am until the service time on Wednesday at the Apostolic Faith Assembly. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day and Carter Mortuary. 07/01/04 Chaillaux – Olive Case Chaillaux of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at her residence. She was born on August 6, 1915, in Orange County, IN. She married James G. Chaillaux, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are four children: Nancy Baker of Bedford, IN, Kenneth Chaillaux and his wife, Joyce, Sharon Fox and her husband, Jerry, and Robert Chaillaux of Tucson, AZ; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, one grandson, one sister, and two brothers. She was retired from General Electric in Bloomington and was a member of the Old Union Christian Church. Services for Olive Chaillaux will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 6th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


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