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Obituaries 2004 – 09 (September)

09/29/04 Rainbolt – James A. Rainbolt of Bloomington, IN, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on January 21, 1943, he was the son of Ivan and Zelma (Godsey) Rainbolt. He married Sharon A. Wilson on September 22, 1979, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Joseph Rainbolt of Anderson, IN; one grandson, Thomas Rainbolt of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Robert Rainbolt and his wife, Bonnie of Kenton, OH; three sisters-in-law, Sue Baker and her husband, Phil of Bloomington, IN, Bobbie Littlehale of Washington, DC, and Connie Rainbolt of Oolitic, IN; one brother-in-law, Steve Wilson and his wife, Sheila of Dayton, OH; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jeff Rainbolt; and one brother, Dale Rainbolt. He retired in February, 2004, from the maintenance department of Indiana University. He was a member of the Reform Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. Services for James Rainbolt will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery in the Popcorn Community. Friends may call from 2:00-8:00 pm on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. 09/28/04 Goodin – Kathryn E. Goodin of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at StoneBridge Health Campus. Born on October 28, 1915, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Alphonso X. and Martha (McAtee) Bullock. She married Edgar Goodin on April 19, 1941, in Lawrence County, IN, and he died on November 5, 1988. Surviving are four sons: Michael J. Goodin and his wife Bonita of Nashville, IN, George L. Goodin and his wife Linda, Tim Goodin and his wife Cindy and Patrick E. Goodin and his wife Cathy, all of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Martha A. Hudson and her husband Don, Mary L. Fish and her husband Bob and Susan E. Parker and her husband David, all of Bedford, IN; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one grandson, Reid Xavier Goodin; two brothers: Ivan and James Bullock; and one sister, Bernadine Oldham. A graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1934, she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford, where she sang for many years in the choir. a life member and past president of the Altar Society, a member and former secretary of Ladies of Columbus, a volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store, and a volunteer at the Bedford Regional Medical Center since 1973, exceeding 10,000 hours of service. Services for Kathryn Goodin will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford, where a Rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m. that evening. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Hall – Cleo M. Hall of Bedford, IN, died at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at White River Lodge. Born on May 9, 1902, in Paoli, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas Butler and Emma Alice (King) Gilliatt. She married Hobart G. Hall and he died in 1973. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers: Guy, Oliver and Hubert Gilliatt; and five sisters: Goldie Bates, Ada Potter, Margaret McQuery, Alice Roberts and Mary Stump. She, together with her husband, managed the Purdue Farm for 38 years. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Bedford. Services for Cleo Hall will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 30th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service time on Thursday at the mortuary. Sanders – Mary F. Sanders of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on December 29, 1920, in Putnam County, IN, she was the daughter of Howard E. and Glydia Mae (Eversole) Burton. She married William H. Sanders October 18, 1941, and he died on March 7, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Jill Guthrie, Mason City, IA; one son, William J. Sanders and his wife, Cheryll, of Mitchell, IN; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one brother, Howard E. Burton, Jr., of Orleans, IN; one sister, Barbara R. Rawlings of Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, William Howard Sanders; four sisters: Mary Elizabeth Burton, Louise Burton, Dorothy Mae McPherson, and Marie Williams; three brothers: Claude R. Burton, William M. Burton, and Walter H. Burton. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Services for Mary Sanders will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 1st, at Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Margaret Pruden officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts may be directed to the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church Building Fun 09/26/04 Hawk – Mildred Irene (Terry) Hawk of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, September 26, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born April 19, 1914, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Harry Lee and Ethel (Batchelor) Terry. On November 15, 1932, she married Carl M. Hawk and he died on February 26, 1988. Surviving are one daughter, Freida Hodges and her husband Bennie of Mitchell, IN; one grandson, Frank Hodges and his wife Carolyn of Mitchell, IN; one great-grandson, John S. Hodges of Mitchell, IN; one great-granddaughter, Erin Jo Hodges of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Maxine Wood and her husband Bob of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Glenn Terry and his wife Jeanine of Tulsa, OK; two sisters-in-law, Donna Terry of Corpus Christi, TX, and Bessie Terry of Mitchell, IN; one brother-in-law, Jesse Cochran of Fort Worth, TX; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Wilma Joanne Hawk, in infancy; one granddaughter, Cathy Ann Hodges, infancy; one sister, Virginia Cochran; and three brothers, Lester, Chester and Roy Terry. She graduated from Mitchell High School with the class of 1932. Early in her adult life, she was employed at Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell. She worked as a tester at RCA in Bloomington, retiring in 1974 after 27 years of service. After retiring from RCA, she worked part-time at AgriPro Seeds in Mitchell. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford. Services for Mildred Hawk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 29th, at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Wood – Wilma N. Wood of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 26, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born October 5, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Will R. and Blanche (Ramsey) Wood. Surviving are one sister, Mary Hayes of Bedford, IN; one brother, Oren Wood of Bedford, IN; three nieces, Kay Wood of Indianapolis, and Gaylynn Jean and Janet Crane, both of Bedford, IN; three great-nephews, Ross, Bret and Kyle Jean, all of Bedford, IN; three great-nieces, Jennifer Crane of Indianapolis and Julie and Jill Crane, both of Bedford, IN; four great-great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces. She graduated from Shawswick High School with the class of 1936. She was the private secretary for U.S. Senator William Jenner, and then served as executive secretary for the State Board of Law Examiners. Services for Wilma Wood will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 28th, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Erie Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis or to the charity of the donor's choice. 09/25/04 Jeffries – Betty J. Jeffries of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on October 12, 1934, in Mitchell, IN, she was the daughter of John and Dorlene (Wilcoxen) Richason. She married William Jeffries on January 27, 1955, and he died on March 23, 1994. Surviving are one son, William Mark Jeffries of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Linda S. Bowden of Mitchell, IN; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, John David Jeffries. She had worked as a teacher's aid at Burris and Emerson Schools in Mitchell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Services for Betty Jeffries will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 28th, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Pittman officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Haverly Mortuary. 09/24/04 Hamner – Ruby Hamner of Newnan, GA, died Friday, September 24, 2004, in Newnan, GA. Born January 31, 1922, in New Castle, IN, she was the daughter of Thomas and Susie (Fritz) Worl. She married Harold Hamner on October 4, 1941, and he died on October 15, 2001. Surviving are four sons: Dean Hamner of Newnan, GA, Alan Hamner of Baycliff, TX, Mark Hamner of El Paso, TX, and John Hamner of Fort Pierce, FL; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, four sisters and one son, Michael Hamner. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ Cemetery. Services for Ruby Hamner will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Gary Spear officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday and from 1:00 pm until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/23/04 Moore – John C. Moore of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, September 23, 2004, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born March 7, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clifton and Priscilda Ann (Mercier) Moore. He married Alda Jean Butler on December 24, 1942, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Pat Whitted of Bedford, IN; one son, John Moore, Jr. and his wife, Deanna, of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, Christina and Natalie Whitted, Laura Moore, Eric Moore and his wife, Jamie, Joshua Moore and his wife, Misty, and Jed Moore and his wife, Ali; two great grandsons, John and Jayson Moore; two brothers, Francis and Jean Moore both of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Priscilda Bruce of Florida and Doris Fowler of Lafayette, IN; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, George and Thomas Moore and one sister, Florence Goodin. He was retired from GM Powertrain and was a member of Pinhook Christian Church. Services for John Moore will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Sunday, September 26th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Pinhook Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday and from 1:00 pm until the service time on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/22/04 Cooper – Larry P. Cooper of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at his residence. Born December 23, 1942, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Kenneth Paul and Treva (Bostic) Cooper. He married Melva (Cornwell) Spicer August 8, 1987, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are his mother, Treva Cooper of Bedford, IN; two sons, Scott J. Cooper of Bedford, IN, and Darren Cooper, Mooresville, IN; one daughter, Lacie McFadden of Portland, TX; stepsons, Aaron Spicer of Bloomington, IN, and Brent Spicer of San Antonio, TX; one sister, Brenda Williams of Bedford, IN; and ten grandchildren. His father preceded him in death. He was a retired lineman for Public Service Indiana, a 1960 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church, the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250, Bedford Elks Club No. 826, and Bedford Boat and Sportsmen's Club. Services for Larry Cooper will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 26th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service time Sunday at the funeral home. Rayhill – Clifford B. Rayhill of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on December 23, 1924, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Milton and Nellie (Jenkins) Rayhill. He married Imogene (Holsapple) Wilson October 3, 1962, and she died on April 12, 1991. Surviving are three daughters: Rita Kesterson and Gail Kesterson, both of Mitchell, IN, and Margie Bowden of Bedford, IN; one stepson, Jim Wilson of Paoli, IN; his twin brother, Clyde Rayhill of Mitchell, IN; two nieces, Debrah S. Tolbert of Mitchell, IN, and Betty Redenbaugh of Bloomington, IN; three nephews: Jerry Neal of Bedford, IN, Don Neal of Fort Myers, FL., and Gary Jones of Norman, IN; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his his wife; one brother, Charles Herschel Rayhill; and two sisters, Winnie Jean Jones and Dorothy Neal. He was retired from GM Powertrain, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Services for Clifford Rayhill will be at 1 p.m. Monday, September 27th, at Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Eugene Pruett officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service time on Monday at the funeral home. 09/21/04 Bex – Glen Bex of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehab Center. Born October 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Logan and Mannie (Terrell) Bex. Surviving are his long-time friend, Mary Guthrie; one daughter, Shirley Kay Mosier and her husband Brad; one son, Glen Eugene "Tuffy" Bex and his wife Priscilla; grandchildren, James Earl Mosier and his wife Jamie, Gerald Mosier and his fiancée Missy, David Mosier and Paula Kay Mosier, Jeff Bex and his wife Stacy, Scott Bex and his wife Nikki and Matt Bex and his wife Julie; four brothers, Raymond, Logan, Robert and Russell Bex; three sisters, Ruth Hutsell, Lucille Williams and Sarah Bright; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dennis Bex; and two sisters, Grace Doane and Ida Trueblood. He was retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane; and he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. He was a former superintendent for the Lawrence County Highway Department, and he was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 of Mitchell. Services for Glen Bex will be at 1 p.m. Friday, September 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Carl Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. 09/20/04 Martin – Grace Ellen Martin of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 20, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born November 23, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Mabel (Marsh) Asbury. She married John Edward Martin, and he died on May 25, 1991. Surviving are three daughters: Janice Sue Wigley and her husband, Frank, and Connie Hall and her husband, Ernie, all of Bedford, IN, and Carol Aston of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren: Debra Widgeon and her husband, Troy, of Tennessee, Gregory Taylor and his wife, Michelle, of Bedford, IN, Mike Taylor of Bedford, IN, Deanna Billings and her husband, Bill, of Florida, Lesley Aston of Florida, Michael Shannon Fortner and his wife, Donna, of Bedford, IN, Dana Hall Martin and her husband, Jarred, of Bedford, IN, Timothy Scott Fortner of Bedford, IN, and Troy D. Haggard and his wife, Azizah, of Tokyo, Japan; great-grandchildren: Kevin and Robin Nelson both of Tennessee, Cody D. Hearth of Bedford, IN, and Michael Scott Cunningham of Mitchell, IN; great-great grandchildren: Ben and Garrett Taylor, Jennifer and Jamie Taylor, Bobby Bandy, Moon McKenzie and her little brother, Seth Hunter, Caleb and Jackson Ikerd; two brothers, Theodore (Red) Asbury of Oklahoma and Wendall Howard Asbury of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; he husband; two granddaughters, Tamera Sue Taylor and Erika Hall; and one grandson, David Haggard. She retired from the Woolworth’s Store in Bedford and was a member of the Free Methodist Church where she was involved with the Missionary Group. Services for Grace Martin will beat 10:00 am on Friday, September 24th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 pm Thursday, September 23rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/18/04 Canada – Tom Canada of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Born October 4, 1972, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Thomas Lee and Sandy (Short) Canada. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Sandy and Jeffrey Landreth of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Crystal and Stacey Landreth, both of Bedford, IN; one nephew, Dayton Landreth of Bedford, IN; maternal grandfather, Roy Short of Bedford, IN; paternal grandmother, Juanita Brown of Bedford, IN; step-grandfather, Bill Brown of Bedford, IN; three uncles: Frank Canada, Mike Canada and Brett Short, all of Bedford, IN, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee Canada, in 1973; maternal grandmother, Marjorie Short; paternal grandfather, Doyle Wayne Canada; uncle Nick Canada; and cousin, Johnny Canada. He was employed at PTS Electronics in Bloomington. Services for Tom Canada will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 22nd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Duckett – Ora H. Duckett of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at his residence. Born on July 21, 1939, in Nokomis, IL, he was the son of Edward and Viola (Daugherty) Duckett. He married Lynn Baumann on June 17, 1961, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Wesley Duckett of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Ryan Duckett of Bedford, IN; and one brother, Wesley Duckett of Elgin, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked at Lawrence County Complex for several years; and he was also the owner/operator of Homestead Restaurant in Bedford. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services for Ora Duckett will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 23rd, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Church of Christ Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Fleenor – Evelyn Fleenor of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehab Center. Born on September 28, 1923, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Jake and Cora (Gilbert) Hopkins. She married Mike Fleenor on February 15, 1952, and he died on October 31, 1975. Surviving are one daughter, Teresa A. Beasley of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren: Jeremy Jackson of Olathe, CO, Tim Fleenor of Bryantsville, IN, and Aaron Fleenor of Mesa, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Michael A. Fleenor; one sister, Ann Todd; and one brother, Gervis Hopkins. She and her husband owned and operated Fleenor's Dry Cleaning. She was a former Girl Scout leader and a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Services for Evelyn Fleenor will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 21st, at Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home. 09/17/04 Cain – Candace Lee Cain of Bedford, IN, died on September 17, 2004. She was born on April 27, 1966, in Zama, Kanagawa-Ken Japan. Surviving are one daughter, Adrienne Andis of Springville, IN; one son, Douglas Saladee of Fayetteville, IN; and two granddaughters, Rileigh Andis and Lillian Andis. Private services for Candace Cain will be scheduled at a later date. The Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements. Fields – Jerry L. Fields of Bedford, IN, died Friday, July 17, 2004, at his residence. Born on August 19, 1952, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Charles (Jr) and Alta Mae (Crane) Fields. He married Debra Herod in 1975, and they were later divorced. Surviving are his parents; two sons, Jeremy Fields of Sheridan, IN, and C.J. Fields of Bedford, IN; two daughters, Jennifer Marie Fields and Elizabeth Sue Fields, both of Oklahoma; one step-son, Michael Murphy of Bedford, IN; one brother, Charles "Andy" Fields of Pierre, SD; and one sister, Joanne Spaulding and her husband, James, of Bedford, IN; maternal grandmother, Hazel Crane of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was a truck driver with JLS in Bedford and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Services for Jerry Fields will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 21st, at Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. 09/16/04 Parker – Barbara Ann (Patton) Parker died Thursday, September 16, 2004. Born on July 14, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William "Silas" and Lillie (Wilson) Patton. She married Oval Parker on May 19, 1951, and he died on January 28, 1976. Surviving are two daughters, Norma Sue Sullivan and her husband, Raymond. and Janice Lynn Earl and her husband, Tony, all of Bedford, IN; one son, Eddie O. Parker and his wife, Regina, of Springville, IN; 17 grandchildren: Reneal Hammer, who was raised in her home, Rachelle Sullivan, Brian Sullivan, Debbie Craig, Caren Craig, Eddie Parker, Amber Payton, Autumn Arnold, Michael Parker, Jimmy Parker, David Eicle, Jeffery Eicle, Anthony Earl, Nathan Earl, Joshua Earl, Lisa Earl and T.J. Schoolcraft; 10 great-grandchildren: Jarren Hammer, Jayla Hammer, Kaylee Sullivan, Levi Craig, Tiffany Craig, Laura Cramer, Joseph Cramer, Macaylan Earl, Joshua Earl and Braxton Bickers; one brother, Arnold Dean Patton of Bedford, IN; one sister, Gloria Mae Brock McKeaigg of Bedford, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, William "Eugene" Patton and Roger Patton; two sisters, Peggy Terrell and Diana K. Patton (in infancy); and one granddaughter, Erica Parker. She retired from RCA in Bloomington after 30 years of service, and she was a member of the Peerless Pentecostal Church. Services for Barbara Parker will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 20th, at Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service time Monday at the Day and Carter Mortuary. 09/15/04 Dixon – Barbara Dixon of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, September 15th, at her residence. Born on March 2, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles "Bud" and Eva (Fish) Ikerd. She married Larry Dean Dixon on February 25, 1972, in Bedford, and he survives. Surviving with her husband are one son, Aaron K. Dixon of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Reva Hudson of Bedford, IN; and one brother, Roger "Dale" Ikerd of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents. She retired from A.T. & T. in 1997 after serving 31 years as a telephone operator. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ in Mitchell, and was of the Christian faith. Services for Barbara Dixon will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 18th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 09/14/04 Fields – Anthony Shawn Fields of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on February 26, 1971, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Gene and Mary Jane (Ison) Fields. He is survived by one son, Shawn Patrick Fields of Bedford, IN; the mother of his child, Rachel (Dwyer) Fields of Bedford, IN; his parents, Gene and Mary Jane Fields of Bedford, IN; one brother, Scott Fields and his wife, Melissa, of Shoals, IN; one niece, Amber Dawn Fields of Shoals, IN; paternal grandmother, Dona Fields of Whitesburg, KY.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Shelby and Geneva Ison, and paternal grandfather, Alfred Fields. He was an electronics engineer, having graduated from I.T.T. Technical Institute in Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the class of 1989, and he attended Purdue University. Services for Shawn Fields will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Otero and the Rev. Pat Arthur officiating. Burial will follow in the White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 09/13/04 Rogers – Ernest D. Rogers of Bedford, IN, died Monday, September 13, 2004, at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born February 2, 1929, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ernest H. and Janie V. (Turpin) Rogers. He married Maxine Lee in 1949, and she survives. Surviving with his wife is one son, Terry Rogers and his wife, Jill of Bedford, IN; one sister, Barbara Houtchings and her husband, Robert, of Mitchell, IN; his step-father, John Vernon Smith of Mitchell, IN; one grandson, Brandon Bevers; one granddaughter, Mandy Bevers; one niece, Cathy Shields, of Mitchell, IN, and one nephew, Carl Houtchings of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Rogers and Janie Rogers Smith; two daughters, Debra Bevers and Susan Rogers (in infancy). He retired from General Motors as a die cast operator. He was a member of a western band where he played the bass guitar and was of the Baptist Faith. There will be graveside services for Ernest Rogers at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 16th, at Beech Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Chase officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/11/04 Reuter – Gordon Lee Reuter of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, at his residence. Born on May 1, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Robert Lee and Helen Reuter. Surviving are his wife, Margot; his mother, Helen Reuter; one son Ronald D. Reuter and his wife, Linda; one daughter Mona L. Gould and her husband, Danny; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Reuter; and six grandchildren: Elizabeth Wuertz and her husband, Matt, Laura and Hannah Gould, and Alisha, Erin, and Casey Reuter. He was preceded in death by his father and one son, Raymon Earl Reuter. He served as a member of the United States Air Force for 23 years and reached the top rank of Chief Master Sergeant before retiring in 1974. He served proudly, received several medals during his enlistment and was a Vietnam Veteran. After his service to his country, he attended and received an accounting degree from Indiana University and joined the accounting firm of Marshall Hatfield, which he later acquired ownership of. At a later date, he joined the accounting firm of Sallee & Company on a part-time basis. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church and held several different offices during his long membership. He was currently the secretary of the Southern Indiana Chapter of the Air Force Association, and in the past has served as president. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Greenhill Cemetery Association, the Elks club and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Services for Gordon Reuter will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14th, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Newman and Joann Kluender officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Hospice. 09/10/04 New – Michael J. New of Oolitic, IN, died Friday, September 10, 2004, in Indianapolis. He was born on January 12, 1945. He married Joy Franklin, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two sons, Danny Joe New of Bedford, IN, and David Franklin New of Oolitic, IN; one daughter, Bridget Renae Taylor of Oolitic, IN; and four brothers, Dean New and Larry New of Bedford, IN, David New of Missouri and Jerry New of Mitchell. He was a tool and die maker for G.M. Powertrain in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary Elmwood Chapel. Burial will be at Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home. 09/09/04 Patton – Donald E. Patton of Springville, IN, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at Bloomington Hospital. Born July 1, 1931, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Enoch E. and Zelma (Allen) Patton. He married Doris Withrow, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Patricia Jo Patton of Bloomington, IN, and Sandra Kay Garber of Texas; one son, Timothy C. Patton of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Mary Pritchett of Bedford, IN, and Sharon Dillow of Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one son, Eddie Patton, and one grandson, Scott Johnson. He retired after working as a brakeman and yard master for the L&N Railroad. Services for Donald Patton will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 14th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Judah Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Patton Fund in care of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, 818 18th St., Bedford, IN 47421. Gore – Gene Gore of Springville, IN, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at Westview Rehab & Nursing Home. Born on February 16, 1934, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Onis and Lelah (White) Gore. He married Patricia Romer on June 25, 1966, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are four sons: Thomas Gore of Bloomington, IN, John Edward Gore of Guthrie, IN, James Ernest Gore of Bedford, IN, and Jeff Gore of Bloomington, IN; one daughter, Rebecca Godsey of Bedford, IN; one sister, Etta Hall of Bedford, IN; one brother, James W. Gore of Fayettville, IN; and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Gore. He was a mechanic and was of the Baptist faith. Services for Gene Gore will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Friends may call from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 09/08/04 Bartlett – Teddy H. Bartlett of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born October 23, 1918, in Monroe County, IN, he was the son of Stanley "Doc" and Hazel (Adams) Bartlett. He married Norma Sharr on January 9, 1945, and she survives. Surviving with his wife are one son, Jack Bartlett and his wife, Kay, of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Donna Fish and her husband, David, and Betsy Robertson and her husband, Jerry, all of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren: Kelly Wright and her husband Mike, Lori Cummings and her husband Jamie, Amanda Turner and her husband Erik, Jaclyn Bartlett and her fiancée Aaron Jackson, Darin Fish and his wife Danielle, Kortni Fish, Jamie Norman and her husband Tevin, and Joni Robertson and her fiancée Nathan Combs; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Joe Bartlett and his wife Marian of Heltonville, IN; one sister, Maxine "Tabby" Smith and her husband Herman of Judah, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; one great-grandson, Brady Wright; three brothers: Sammy, Richard and Bernard "Pug" Bartlett; and two sisters: Gladys Sharr and Helen Hancock. He was a lifelong farmer and a retired bus driver for Needmore school. He was an active member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church, where he served as treasurer and trustee for more than 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II; and he was a member of the Springville Feeder Auction Association. Services for Teddy Bartlett will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 11th, at Bartlettsville Christian Church, with Pastor Rick Smale and Barry "Buck" Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary of Bedford. Friends may consider memorial contributions to the Bartlettsville Christian Church Cemetery Fund. Carmichael – Lowell W. "Hoagy" Carmichael of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at Hospitality House. Born July 3, 1945, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Wayne Penny and V. Madge (Scott) Carmichael. Surviving are one son, Richard A. Carmichael and his wife, Lena ,of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Meghan A. Carmichael of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren: Tasha and Evan Kast and Deriek W. Carmichael; and one sister, Virginia S. Harrison and her husband, Donald E., of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents. He worked at Jackson Oil Company in Bedford for many years; and he was a member of Dive Christian Church of Bedford. Services for Lowell Carmichael will be at 2 p.m. Friday, September 10th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Revs. Richard Tallman and Kenny Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Hassler – Marianna Hassler of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at her residence. Born on February 2, 1926, in Evansville, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Helen (Titzer) Laine. She married Stephen "Bud" Hassler on June 12, 1948. Surviving with her husband are six children: Dennis Hassler and his wife, Kathy, of Terre Haute, IN, Julie Smith of Bloomington, IN, Don Hassler and his wife, Melissa, of Bedford, IN, Chris Hassler of Shoals, IN, Susan Taylor and her husband, Michael, of Bedford, IN, and Tim Hassler of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jack Laine and Bob Laine, both of Evansville, IN; and one sister, Ruth Spahn of Evansville, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son in infancy; and three grandchildren in infancy. She was a homemaker and was a self-employed tax preparer. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Mitchell. Services for Marianna Hassler will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 11th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Mitchell, with Father Bernie Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary, where a Rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Hospital for Children. 09/06/04 Hayse – Charles "Buster" Hayse of Owensburg, IN, died Monday, September 6, 2004, at his residence. Born on May 19, 1942, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of Charles Joseph and Jewell (Decker) Hayse. He married Patricia Hatfield on April 20, 1963, in Oolitic, IN, and she survives. Surviving with his wife of Bloomfield, IN, are one daughter, Trisha Gooch of Bloomington, IN; one son, David B. Hayse and his wife, Erin, of Crown Point, IN; one brother, Bruce Hayse and his wife, Susie, of Bloomfield, IN; one sister, June Feutz and her husband, Robert, of Bloomfield, IN; and five grandchildren: Cabren, Brianna and Ryan Gooch and Grace and Ava Hayse. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Michael Hayse. He was a tool and die maker, retiring from GM Powertrain of Bedford with 34 1/2 years of service. He was a member of Bedford Jaycees, Bedford Eagles Lodge No. 654 and the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen's Club. Services for Charles Hayse will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 9th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary, with the Revs. Billy Ed Hostetler and Jim Olinger officiating. Burial will follow in Owensburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the mortuary. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Bloomington Hospice or Stonebelt Arc Inc. in the name of Charles Hayse. 09/05/04 Kelley – Ruth Marie Brent Kelley of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Indianapolis. Born January 20, 1906, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Henry and Ola (Bowman) McGregor. She married Bernard Brent, and he died on December 27, 1950. She later married Ira Riggs, and he preceded her in death. She then married Randall Kelley, and he also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons: Gerald Brent of Bedford, IN, and Dean Brent of Jonesboro, AR.; one daughter, Janet Rittenhouse of Greenwood, IN; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Wagoner of Tifton, GA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three husbands; two sisters: Oma Deckard and Ruby Alexander; and three brothers: Jimmy, Ralph and Henry McGregor. She was a homemaker; a graduate of Bedford High School; and she was a member of Avoca Baptist Church. Services for Ruth Kelley will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Reverend Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. McPherson – Steve D. "Mac" McPherson of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, September 5, 2004, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born June 12, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Burton and Dorothy (Burton) McPherson. Surviving are five children: Rebecca Hefton and her husband, Robby, of Sherman, TX, Lucan McPherson, Trista McPherson and Josh McPherson, all of Mitchell, IN, and Natasha McPherson of Indianapolis; five grandchildren: Lindsay, Zach and Jake Hefton and Kiesha and Dreyson McPherson; and three brothers: Larry McPherson, David McPherson and Mark McPherson, all of Mitchell, IN. He was a truck driver with Hobson Trucking of Heltonville. Services for Steve McPherson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 9th, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Dirus Dustin officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service time Thursday at the funeral home. The body will be cremated. 09/02/04 Armstrong – Blanche M. Armstrong of Springville, IN, died Thursday, September 2, 2004, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born on September 30, 1909, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Ona (Johnson) Storm. She married Dale Z. Armstrong on January 21, 1934, and he died on April 22, 1997. Surviving are one son, Stan Armstrong and his wife, Ann, of Springville, IN; three granddaughters, Amanda Armstrong of Boulder, CO, Sarah Nation and her husband, Jeremy of Bloomington, IN, and Jennifer Armstrong of Springville, IN; one sister-in-law, Anna Stansbury of Bedford, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, Laudis Storm; and two sisters, Bernice Roberts and Faye McCurry. She was a homemaker and a member of the Springville Christian Church. She was a member of the Springville Home Economics Club and several bridge clubs. Services for Blanche Armstrong will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Sunday, September 5th, the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Revs. Peggy Casteel and Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


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