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Obituaries 2005 – 08 (August)

08/31/05

Cummings – Mary C. Cummings of Bedford, IN, died on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born August 28, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Richard and Ilene (Moore) Key. She married Morrell R. Tucker. She later married Roy Cummings, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Ann (Pat) Stickles and her husband, Steve, of Bedford, IN; Karen Starr of Rochester, MN; five grandchildren: Jason Beretta and his wife, Robin, of Bedford, IN; Michael Starr of Rochester, MN; Clint and Logan Stickles and Christa Fulkerson and her husband, B.J., all of Bedford, IN; two great grandchildren, Gage Beretta and Grace Fulkerson, both of Bedford,IN; two step-sons, Ron Cummings and his wife, Tammy, of Florida; Tom Cummings of England; two step-daughters, Patsy Cummings of Bedford, IN, and Kara Beth Cummings of California; four brothers: Roy Key and his wife, Diana; Donnie Key and his wife, Georgia; John R. Key and his wife, Betty, all of Bedford, IN, and Jerry Key and his wife, Charla, of Mitchell, IN; aunt and uncle, Merle and Mertis Moore several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy; one brother, Merle Eugene Key and one sister, Pauline Robards.

She retired from Stone City Products in Bedford and worked at Crane Naval Ammunition Depot during the 1970’s. She attended the Grace Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2- 8 pm on Friday, and from 9:00 am until the service time Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ratliff – Ruby Darlene Ratliff of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at her residence. Born August 14, 1950, in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Evelyn (Kersey) Haskett.

Surviving are two sons, Jeremy Ratliff and his wife, Brooke, of Williams, IN; Kenny Kern of Ellettsville, IN; her fiancé, Jeff Turner of Bedford, IN; one sister, Lola Lewis and her husband, Bob, of Bedford, IN; one niece, Heather Sowders and her husband, Teddy, of Heltonville, IN; one nephew, Joseph Lewis of Bedford, IN; Jeff’s daughters, Barbie Roberts and her husband, Chris and Darra Turner both of Bedford, IN; one great niece, Hannah Sowders; two great nephews, Brye Lewis and Hayden Parker; Jeff’s grandchildren, Drew and Anna Roberts and Taylor Cundiff. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a lineworker for Visteon in Bedford for twenty years and a member of Local 84907 IUE/CWA.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, September 2nd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Revs. Rob Kirts and Cecil Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-8 pm on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Voris – Archibald Cameron Voris, II, of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 31, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Born March 18, 1931, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Archibald C. Voris II and Ruth McGowin Voris. He married Lorenda Ellison on February 14, 1975, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Elizabeth C. Ochoa and one son, Joseph W. Voris, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, James Edmonson Voris of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Ashley E. Lemke, Nicholas A. Lemke and Evan J. Voris, all of Bedford, IN; two stepchildren, Stephen R. Maddox of Bedford, IN, and Susan E. Maddox of Nashville, TN; two step-grandchildren, Matthew S. Maddox and Hollie J. Teague, both of Bedford, IN; one step-great grandchild, Jasper S. Maddox of Bedford, IN; brother-in-law, James W. Ellison and mother-in-law, Kathleen Ellison. He was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph R. Voris.

In 1949 he was graduated from Bedford High School where he received the Rotary Award and was a starting guard on the basketball team that went to the semi-state. He was graduated from Princeton University in 1953, and then served in the United States Army. In 1955 he joined The Citizens National Bank and was named president in 1965. He became the bank’s chairman of the board in 1978 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the board and past president of the Bedford Public Library, Bedford Park Board, and the Thornton Memorial Boys Club. He was active in the Bedford Chamber of Commerce and in 1958 became its youngest president. He also was the youngest recipient of the Chamber’s Community Service Award. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM, the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, B.P.O.E. #826, American Legion Gillen Post #33, Tiger Inn and the I-Deal Club.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, September 5th at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford with Rev. Mark McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3-8 pm on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:00 am until the service time on Monday at the First Presbyterian Church.

08/30/05

Bough – Dale Bough of Springville, IN, died August 30, 2005 at his residence. Born April 17, 1913 in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Mart and Della (Allen) Bough. He married Ruby Inman in 1934, and she preceded him in death..

Surviving are one daughter, Patricia Sue Davis and her husband, Dennis L. of Springville, IN; one son, Rodney Dale Bough and his wife, Carolyn, of Oolitic, IN; one grandson, Scott Bough of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Rhea Dawn Bough of Bedford, IN; one great granddaughter, Kylee Michelle Bough of Avoca, IN; one great grandson, Tanner Bough of Bedford, IN; one niece, Roxanne Glassco of Oolitic, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife.

He was a farmer and a member of Pipe Trades Local 136 and loved hunting. He was a member of the Branham Tabernacle in Jeffersonville, IN.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 3rd, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Willard Collins and Rev. Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 4-8 pm on Friday and from 12:00 noon until the service time on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Collingsworth – Emmett L. Collingsworth of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at his residence. He was born on October 11, 1911, at Jonesville, VA. He married Opel Johnson in 1932 and she died September 3, 1989.

Surviving are five sons: James Collingsworth of Bedford, IN, Charles Collingsworth of Salem, IN, Kee Collingsworth of Mitchell, IN, the Rev. Gerald Collingsworth and his wife, Vida, of Magadore, OH, and David Collingsworth of Indianapolis; six daughters: Ruby Sage and her husband, Charles, of Paoli, IN, Betty JSellers and her husband, Tom, of Mitchell, IN, Bobbie Buechler and her husband, Maurice, of Mitchell, IN, Georgia Glick and her fiance, Dennis, of West Baden, IN, Jerline Tuell and her husband, Ron, of Apopka, FL, and Mary Kinder and her husband, Dwight, of Bullhead City, AZ; one half-brother, one half-sister (names and locations unknown), twenty-one grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Don Olen Collingsworth, and Sp/4 Delno Collingsworth, who died May 30, 1966, while serving his country in the Vietnam War.

He was a retired farmer in Mitchell and was of the Baptist faith.

Private family services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 2nd, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Gerald Collingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

08/29/05

Harrington – William Alfred Harrington of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, August 29, 2005, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1910, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Luth and Sadie (Anderson) Harrington. He married Myrtle Irene Simpson and she died on Dec. 24, 1986.

Survivors include: one stepson, Henry Kenneth Hauser, Charleston, AZ; seven grandsons: Gene King, Kent King, Vince King and Randy King, all of Mitchell, Robert Hauser and Bill Hauser, of North Carolina and Mike Hauser, of Arkansas; two granddaughters: Tonya Gilbert, Bedford and Annette Neeley, Mitchell; 16 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a stepdaughter, Nehna King, one grandson, Tim King, and two great-grandsons: Kerry and Heath King.

He was a retired railroad worker at NWSC Crane. He was a member of Fairview Church of Christ and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 1st, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Holt officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

08/28/05

Lee – Edna E. (Inman) Lee of Harrodsburg, IN, died Sunday, August 28, 2005, at her residence. Born June 1, 1928, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Sula (Simmerman) Inman. She married William Lee on Feb. 1, 1946, in Jeffersonville and he preceded her in death in 1989.

Surviving are one son, William R. Lee and wife, Terri, of Ellettsville, IN; six daughters: Roxie Mathis and husband, Jim, of Solsberry, IN, Joan Bridges and husband, Dannie, of Mitchell, IN, Juanita Bowden of Mitchell, IN, Lena Lee at home, Nancy Schaefer and husband, Mike, of Ellettsville, IN, and Sherri Walker and husband, Tim of Solsberry, IN; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lee of Bedford, IN; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lee; one son, Tommy Lee; and one grandson, Bradley Bridges.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God in Harrodsburg, the Bedford Moose Lodge, VFW Auxiliary and DAV.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Wendy Vander Zee officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Hospice.

08/27/05

Hackney – Yolanda "YoYo" Hackney of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 27, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 17, 1930, in Taft, TX, she was the daughter of Li Brado and Elidia (Almanza) Flores. She married Marvin Ned Hackney in August of 1957 in Los Angeles, CA, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are one son, Noble Hackney of Bedford, IN; three daughters: Vanessa Arthur and her husband Randy, Heltonville, IN, Tonia Hitchcock and her husband Larry, of Needmore, IN, and Yolanda Holt and her husband Darrell, of Heltonville, IN; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one brother, Johnie Flores, Cleveland, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Travis Hackney in 1985, and two sisters.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant in local nursing facilities for many years, last working at Mitchell Manor.

There will be family services at a later date. Burial will be in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered for the Alzheimer's Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Smith – Mildred Louise Smith of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 27, 2005, at her residence. Born on December 10, 1914, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of Alfred and Lillie (Cook) Gregory. She was married to Roger Lyman and he preceded her in death. She was next married to Harold Smith, and he died March 26, 1986.

Surviving are one son, Roger Lyman Jr. of Whitney, TX; one grandson, Gary Cogswell of Mitchell, IN, and one granddaughter, Gail Lewis of Minnesota; and one niece, Bonnie Shouse of Pendleton, IN. She was preceded in death by both husbands; one daughter, Sharon Buffington; one brother, Jesse Gregory; one step-brother, Vernon Hargesheimr; and one step-sister, June Dillard.

During her working years she was employed at the University of North Dakota and Spring Mill State Park. She attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Services for Mildred Smith will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 1st, at Haverly Mortuary with the Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. until the service time Thursday at Haverly Mortuary.

08/24/05

Fisher – Edward Dale Fisher of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at his residence. Born September 26, 1958, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clair and Velma (Barrett) Fisher.

Surviving are three brothers: Ellis Fisher and wife, Carol, of Mitchell, IN, John Fisher and wife, Theda, of Orleans, IN, and David Fisher and wife, Susan, of Solsberry, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 29th, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor G. L. Williams officiating.

White – Robert L. White, 73, of 306 Oolitic Road, Bedford, died at 7:10 pm on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 4, 1932 in Bedford, he was the son of Hobert and Bessie (Kirk) White. He married Naomi Baker on October 28, 1966 and she survives. He was a retired mechanic from Kaiser Aluminum in Bedford and a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army.

Surviving with his wife, Naomi, are one son, Steven White and his wife, Brenda of Orlando, FL; one daughter, Melissa Acton of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kimberly Rubin, Karen White, Steven White and Faith Acton; two brothers, Roger White and Jerry White both of Bedford; one sister, Vicky Prince of Chapel Hill and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Bill, Ronnie, Carl and Bennie and one sister, Betty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 27th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ralph Harold officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 26th and from 9:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, August 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

08/23/05

Tharp – Barbara J. Tharp of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born April 18, 1939 in Ohio, she was the daughter of Carl Lowe and Ann Weekly.

Surviving are four daughters: Robin, Renee, Pam and Cindy; three sons: Gary Lee of Springville, IN, Karl Wilson of Ravena, OH and Donald of PA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, David Lowe of Iowa and Edward Lowe of Ravena, OH; one sister-in-law, Linda Lowe of Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Allen Lowe.

She was a waitress and a truck driver.

According to her wishes, no calling hours or service is scheduled. The body will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/21/05

Hignite – James Robert Hignite of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, August 21, 2005, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on March 5, 1925, in Oneida, KY, he was the son of Thomas and Nancy Elizabeth (Combs) Hignite. He married Dorothea Mildred Lyles on October 5, 1946, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Robert Steven Hignite of Athol, ID, and James Michael Hignite of Bloomington, IN; two daughters: Constance Diane Perry of Carmel, IN, and Nancy Elizabeth Fahrenkrug of Jasper, IN; one brother, Kenneth Hignite of Pensacola, FL; four sisters: Mary Callahan of Champaign, IL, Violet Dillard and Shirley Darney, both of Tampa, FL, and Rose Eckes of Mountain Home, AR; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He worked at Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell until his retirement in 1988, with a total of 22 years of service.

Memorial services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11th, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Mitchell. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Haverly Mortuary of Mitchell.

08/19/05

Waggoner – Mildred Imagene "Mickey" Waggoner of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, August 19, 2005, at her residence. Born February 22, 1932, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of William and Maudie (Kellams) Burlington.

Surviving are two sons, Danny Mundy and William F. Hopper, both of Mitchell, IN; three daughters: Kathy Daubert and Connie Lantz, both of Florida, and Penny Stidman of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Mary Chastain of Mitchell, IN; sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert Mundy and Steve Hopper; one daughter, Donna Mundy; and three brothers, Estel Burlington, William Burlington, and Charles Burlington.

She was a caregiver and a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship, Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary, and Order of Eagles No. 654.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 22nd, at Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home.

08/18/05

Davis – Rosetta L. Davis of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 18, 2005, at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Oct. 18, 1922, in Avon, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and Almira (Henson) Roller. She first married Donald Wheeler and was later married to Sperry D. Davis.

Surviving are four sons: David J. Davis of Linton, IN, Douglas Davis of Montana, Ray Kimbro Sr. of Virginia, and Chris Delze of South Carolina; one daughter, Frances Benton, of Bedford, IN; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her one son, Thomas Wheeler; one granddaughter, Jennifer Lacy; and one brother, Ernest Roller, Jr.

She was a retired chemical engineer for Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland and was a breeder and raiser of Tennessee Walking Horses. She attended Vincennes University and received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, a World War II Army veteran, a life member of the DAV through Lt. Co. Bailey's Chapter 2, Bedford, currently an Indiana State Director for the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association, a member of the Indiana Plantation Walking Horse Club, a member of the Indiana Walking Horse & Racking Horse Association, and a member of the Kentucky Walking Horse Association.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 30th at Green Hill Cemetery. There will be a Memorial Mass at 7 p.m. August 30th at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of Sound Horses, 6614 Clayton Rd., #105, St. Louis, Mo., 63117 (800) 651-7993 or Broad Creek Scout Reservation Renaissance, 701 Wyman Park Dr., Baltimore, Md., 20211 (443)-573-2500; or DAV Transportation, 2439 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, 46222 (317) 632-9266.

08/16/05

Kopp – Susan Ellen Kopp of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born May 17, 1934, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Edwin W. Piper and Ruth (Oliver) Piper. She married Howard A. Kopp on April 24, 1954, and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are two sons: Stephen H. Kopp of Bedford and Gregory N. Kopp of St. Louis, MO; two daughters: Mary Ellen Graf and her husband, Steve, of Bedford, IN, and Catherine Ann O'Connell and her husband, Jeff, of Noblesville, IN; four grandchildren: Warren and Elizabeth O'Connell of Noblesville and Patricia and Rachel Graf of Bedford; one brother, William Piper of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Alice Brassfield and Ida Mae Tobias; one half-brother, Jim Piper; and one brother, John Piper.

She was a homemaker and worked at Honey Krust Bakery in Bedford from 1952 to 1954, Jeff's Shoe Store in Bedford from 1966 to 1976, Citizens Bank in Bedford from 1981 to 1992, and retired from Indiana National Bank in Bedford in 1993. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1952 and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2005, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:45 p.m. Friday concluding the visitation period. Friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Vincent de Paul School in Bedford.

08/15/05

Butler – Harold A. Butler of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 15, 2005 at his residence. Born July 21, 1920, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Alonzo and Effie (Johnson) Butler. He married Betty J. VanWinkle on August 1, 1947, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Larry Butler and his wife, Cheryl, Jerry Butler and his wife, Karen all of Mitchell, IN; four granddaughters: Alicia Butler of Louisville, KY, Ashley Stevens and her husband, Jeremy of Indianapolis, IN, Kalee Butler and Kylee Butler both of Mitchell, IN; one sister, Ruth Sears of Bedford, IN; one brother-in-law, Tommy Kern and his wife, Marlene of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers: George, James, Henry, Paul, Fred and Glenn Butler.

He retired as a field superintendent for Cunningham Construction Co. in 1982 and formerly worked at Bedford Building Supply. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WW II serving on the USS Queenfish (SS 393) submarine. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Bedford, American Legion Gillen Post #33, the Submarine Veterans of WW II and the Carpenters Local #546.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 18th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors John Dodd and Glen Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Assembly of God Church.

08/12/05

Hawkins – Vada “Bud” Hawkins of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 12, 2005, at his residence. Born March 12, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Vada Q. and Nellie (McPike) Hawkins. He married Virginia Parham August 24, 1935, and she preceded him in death.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Brown of Bedford, IN, and Nancy “Janie” Lyons of Springville, IN; one brother-in-law: Gene Parham of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jack Hawkins of Texas; five grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, five sisters: Thelma, Ruby Nell, Ruth Marie, Martha June and Mary Campbell; and three brothers: Joe, Robert and Raymond Hawkins.

He was a retired electrician from General Motors in Bedford. He was a member of Central Church of Christ, Stone City Squares and Rounds Club, Retired IBEW and American Legion Gillen Post #33. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Darrell Simon 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 2-8 pm on Monday and from 10:00 am until the service time Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Morrison – Joseph Jay Morrison of Indianapolis, IN, died on Friday, August 12, 2005, in Bloomington, IN. Born on February 18, 1980, he was the son of Jay and Susan (Kopp) Morrison.

Surviving are his parents of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Michelle K. Kicks and her husband, Matthew, of Madison, IN; paternal grandparents, Carroll and Ruth Morrison of Bedford, IN; one nephew, Benjamin M. Hicks of Madison, IN; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James E. and Evelyn Elaine Kopp; and his aunt, Janice K. Bair.

He was a 1998 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, and he served four years in the U.S. Navy. During his service, he was stationed in Newport, R.I., at the United States Naval War College, where he worked as an information systems technician. He was honorably discharged in 2002. Following his naval service, Joseph returned to Indiana and attended school at Ivy Tech State College in Indianapolis. He majored in political science and would have completed his associate degree this fall before transferring to Indiana University. He was an active member of the American and Indiana Civil Liberties Unions. Joseph was an avid reader and he wrote about various political topics. Two of his articles were recently published in local Indianapolis publications.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford with Father Julian Peters, O.S.B., officiating. Committal services will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens of Bedford with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Joseph Morrison Scholarship Fund for Journalism Studies.

Sims – Jerry W. Sims of Crawfordsville, IN, formerly of Williams, IN, died Friday, August 12, 2005, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Born July 9, 1947, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Norman "Poss" and Olena Margaret (Ray) Sims.

Survivors include his companion, Janis Hart of Crawfordsville, IN; three sons: Rick Sims of Bedford, IN, Joseph Wheeler and his wife, Jennifer,of Summerville, S.C., and Norman Sims of Vincennes, IN; two daughters, Amanda Sims Pemberton and her husband, David, of Mitchell, IN, and Shawn Raza and her husband, Syed, of Houston, TX; nine grandchildren: Skylar, Derrick, Tia, Ashley, Jonathan, Maddie, Makenzie, Hanna and Elizabeth; four sisters: Lesa George of Vincennes, IN, Carrie Turner of Knox County, IN, and Ann Marie Lucas and Kelly Sims, both of Lawrence County, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Larry Joe Cassidy and Tom Sims; and one nephew, Robert Price.

He was a retired lineman, having worked for the Monon Railroad, and he was a lifelong member of ABATE.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 17th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford with Brother Frank Ira officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service today at the funeral home.

08/09/05

Arthur – Clovis Dean Arthur of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005, at his residence. Born January 17, 1936, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Curtis and Lois A. (Weddle) Arthur. He married Casilda "Cass" Denney on December 21, 1956, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, Randy A. Arthur and his wife, Vanessa of Heltonville, IN, and Miles Dana Arthur and his wife, Susan of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Nicholas D. Arthur and his wife, Heather of Heltonville, IN, Maggie Bell and her husband, Gabe of Orlando, FL, Brady Arthur and Mavis Jo Arthur of Bedford, IN; three step-grandchildren: Erick Luttrell and Clayton Luttrell, both of Bedford, IN, and Jason Anderson of Heltonville, IN; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Brady Turner; one half-brother and two half-sisters.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1954 and employed at Architectural Stone Co. in Bedford for 35 years before retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

Private graveside services will be conducted with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Coveyville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association or the Hoosier Uplands Hospice.

Gilstrap – Dana B. Gilstrap of Springville, IN, died Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at University Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 8, 1979, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Jeffrey and Sandy (Phillips) Cain. She married Corey Gilstrap on January 5, 2002 and he survives.

Surviving with her husband are her father and step-mother, Jeffrey and Jackie Cain of Springville, IN; her mother, Sandy Phillips of Springville, IN; two sisters, Stephanie Risen and her husband, Jeff of Greenville, SC, and her twin sister, Joni Cain-Walker and her husband, Delaney of Springville, IN; Corey’s parents, Curt and Susie Gilstrap of Orleans, IN; Corey’s brother, Cain Gilstrap and his wife, Kelly of Orleans, IN; Corey’s grandparents, Leroy and Eleanor Taylor of Mitchell, IN; her paternal grandmother, Marie Latimer of Bloomington, IN; three nephews, Cameron, Clay and Caden Risen all of Greenville, SC. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, William Henry Cain, her maternal grandmother, Carrie (Phillips) Gregory, her paternal step-grandfather, Raymond (Red) Latimer, and her maternal step-grandfather, James Gregory.

She was a dental assistant in Evansville and attended the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 13th at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 11th and from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, August 13th at the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

08/06/05

Bailiff – Ernest W. Bailiff of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Born on November 29, 1936, he was the son of Rev. Horace Bailiff and Lola (Nellinger) Crane.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Marietta of Bedford is his mother: Lola Crane of Bedford; three sons: Bryan K. Bailiff and his wife, Lisa of Bedford, IN, Brad K. Bailiff and his wife, Tanna of Tunnelton, IN, and Bart K. Bailiff of Bedford, IN; four grandsons: Zachary, Caleb and Austin all of Bedford, IN, and Kyle of Tunnelton, IN; two granddaughters: Bailey of Bedford, IN, and Brandee of Tunnelton, IN. He was preceded in death by his father, step-father: Hobson Crane and two half sisters: Irene Bolander and Frances Julian and one step brother: James Crane.

He was a farmer, school bus driver for thirty one years and owner of Bailiff’s mowing and lawn care. He was a member and lay speaker of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church and F & AM Cedar Lodge #161. He married Marietta Hoggatt on July 8, 1956 and she survives.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Hugh Reynolds, Rev. Lindy Hopkins and Rev. Joyce Mincoff. Burial will follow in the Talbot Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 9th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted 7:00 P.M. Tuesday by the Cedar Lodge #161. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Gideons.

Fisher – Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Fisher of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, at her residence.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Fisher of Mitchell, IN; three daughters, Lisa Priddy of Amelia, OH, Sandra Shelton of Bedford, IN, and Rachel D. Meyer of Virginia Beach, VA; one son, Jason Gerkin of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren; three sisters; four brothers; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a homemaker.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will follow in House of Prayer Cemetery in Fayetteville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Keller – David A. Keller of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on December 4, 1926, he was the son of Arthur Keller and Gladys (Crockett) Keller. He married Alice Lively on June 18, 1949, and she survives.

Surviving with his wife are five daughters: Patty Dzmura and her husband, Michael of Granbury, TX, Connie Justus and her husband, David of Mesa, AZ, Ann Flinn of Bloomington, IN, Mary Todd and her husband, Dan of Heltonville, IN, Janet White and her husband, Mark of Holly Lake, TX; six grandchildren: Amy Landavaso of Gilbert, AZ, Ann Simmons of Mesa, AZ, Eric Flinn of Bedford, IN, Andy Flinn of Jackson, MO, Jill Moser of Grand Prairie, TX and Abby Godsey of Williams, IN; nine great grandchildren; one sister: Marian Deckard of Bedford, IN; one brother in law: Ed Boshears of Bedford, IN and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Denise Keller in infancy; two sisters: Virginia Clark and Margie Boshears.

He was a retired truck driver, former owner of the Chuckwagon Steakhouse in Bedford and worked for Area 10 on Aging Rural Transit. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in W.W. II he was a past member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 and of Christian Faith.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 9th at Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill with graveside military rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call on Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Day & Carter Mortuary.

08/03/05

Curl – Blanche May Curl of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at White River Lodge. Born June 12, 1909, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Gottlieb and Florence (Kinder) Gehring. She married Ivan Bullock in Bedford in 1938, and he died June 1, 1958. She married Glenn Curl in 1959 and he died July 13, 1987.

Survivors are two step-sons: James E. Bullock of Oolitic, IN, and Richard Curl of Mitchell, IN; one step-daughter, Joanne Boling of Elkhart, IN; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mary Margaret Dalton of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by both husbands; one grandson; two sisters: Pearl Downs and Betty Jean Van Ness; and three brothers: Opal, Richard and Oscar Gehring.

She was a homemaker. She had worked many years for Dr. John Scherschel in Bedford, and also for Dr. Schoolfield in Orleans. She formerly volunteered as a Pink Lady at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; the Altar Society; and American Legion Auxiliary.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 6, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church of Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford, with the Rosary service at 7 p.m.

Patton – Margaret Ann Patton of Anderson, IN, formerly of Bedford, IN, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, in Ohio. Born January 22, 1960, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Donald and Ann (Furst) Patton.

Surviving are one daughter, Amelia R. Wood of Anderson; her mother, Ann Patton of Bedford, IN; two sisters, Katherine R. Fisher of Allentown, PA, and Elizabeth L. Gilmore of Columbus, OH; and one brother, Thomas C. Patton of Jacksonville, FL. Her former spouse, Martin Wood, resides in Fishers. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald E. Patton; one sister, Mary Patton; and her son, Schuyler R. Wood, who also was killed in the accident that claimed her life.

She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1978, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Indiana University in 1988 and a master's of education degree from Ball State University in 1997. She has been teaching biology and general sciences at Anderson High School for the past seven years. She had also served as historical interpreter at Sam Houston Memorial Museum in Huntsville, TX, and seasonal naturalist at Brown County State Park in Nashville, IN, and was involved in various youth soccer programs, Catalina Swim Club, and community theater.

Funeral services for Margaret and Schuyler will be at 10 a.m. Monday, August 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Calling will be on Sunday, August 7, from noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Wood – Schuyler R. Wood of Anderson, IN, died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday, August 3, in Ohio. Born April 30, 1985, in Allentown, PA, he was the son of Martin and Margaret (Patton) Wood.

Surviving are his father, Martin Wood of Fishers, IN; his sister, Amelia R. Wood of Anderson, IN; his maternal grandmother, Ann Patton of Bedford, IN; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents. His mother, Margaret A. Patton died in the same automobile accident that claimed his life.

He graduated from Burris Laboratory School of Muncie in 2003 and attended University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State College in Muncie. In soccer, he holds several records at Burris. He played for Starsoccer, Indianapolis United, and FC Pride; and competed in tournaments throughout the country and in France and Italy. He was a starter on the University of Indianapolis Men's Soccer team. He was also a strong swimmer, and was named Gator of the Year at Catalina Swim Club.

Funeral services for Schuyler and Margaret will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, August 8th, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Calling will be on Sunday, August 7, from noon to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Donations may be made to the Schuyler Wood Memorial in care of Ball State University Foundation, Muncie, Ind. Proceeds will go toward establishing an award in Schuyler's name for the Burris Laboratory School Athletic Department.

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