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Obituaries 2006 – 06 (June)

06/29/06

Deckard – Kedrick "Bud" Deckard of South Venice, FL, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Sarasota, FL. Born on October 11, 1941, he was the son of Rufford Luke and Edith Emaline (Anderson) Deckard. He married Christy Allen in 1972, and she preceded him in death on December 25, 2003. Surviving are four sons: Brian Kedrick and Jerry David Deckard, both of Venice, FL, Ricky D. Stromatt of Bedford, IN, and Jeffrey Scott Stromatt of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters: Charlene Deckard and Wilma Seals, both of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Troy Deckard of Bedford, IN; and seven grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2006, at the Liberty Church Cemetery in Mitchell, IN, with Jerry Allen officiating. A family fellowship meal will be served at the Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell. All relatives and friends are invited. Holman – Elva Brewer Holman of Olive Branch, MS, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital at South Haven, MS. Born on May 16, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daugher of Richard L. and Lula (Pemberton) Brewer. She married Victor Holman on November 23, 1949, and he preceded her in death in 1965. Surviving are two nieces: Helen Rager of Mitchell, IN, and Sally Jones of Olive Branch, MS; two nehpews: Richard Snow of South Haven, MS, and Donald Brewer of Hastings, MN; and two stepchildren. She was a homemaker and former employee of Braman's Department Store in Mitchell, IN. She was a member of Jacob Finger United Methodist Church in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, IN, with the Reverend Margaret Prudin officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Simmons – Sandra "Sue" Simmons of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on June 1, 1938, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Everett L. and Violet (Vandavere) Brewer. She married Marcus "Reid" Simmons, Sr., in December, 1959, and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1990. Surviving are one son, Mark Simons of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Sherri Lee Simmons of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren: Chyrese Gill-Arellano and husband, Robert, of Bedford, IN, and Lacy Simmons of Oolitic, IN; and two great-grandchildren: Nadiyah Simmons and Junior Arellano III. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker and a member of the Class of 1956 of Bedford High School. She was a member of the Eagles, IOOF Lodge and Moose Lodge, all in Bedford, IN. There will be no services or visitation. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be considered to the White River Humane Society.

06/28/06


Blackwell – Burl Wayne Blackwell of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on May 2, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of William and Ethel (Henderson) Blackwell. He married Geraldine King on June 18, 1945, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: John Blackwell and wife, Cathy, of Springville, IN, and James Blackwell and wife, Judith, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Nancy Griffith and husband, Stanley, of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Lola Mae Davers of Brownstown, IN; five grandchildren: Julie England and husband, Mike, of Springville, IN, Thomas Blackwell and wife, Brooke, of Mitchell, IN, James T. Blackwell of Smithville, IN, Robert Wayne Blackwell and wife, Amanda, and Derek Adam Blackwell all of Bedford, IN; five great-grandchildren: Jessi England, Conner Blackwell, Daulton, Devin and Dayson Blackwell; five step-grandchildren: Robin Bradford and husband, Steve, of Fishers, IN, Anthony Griffith of Indianapolis, IN, Tracy, Tony and Travis Harrison all of Bedford, IN; six step-great-grandchildren: Dakota, Dayton, Zack, Zane, Zayden and Tyler Harrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Morris, Norman and Oscar Blackwell; four sisters: Mabel Samuelson, Lillian Parmalee, Jean Meeker, Lois Mowery; one half-sister, Marie Blackwell; and one half-brother, Garland Applegate. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from Central Foundry in 1978. He was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church and the U.A.W. Local #440. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Shrout – Jack Shrout of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Surviving are two daughters: Lynn Dugan of Thorntown, IN, and Maria Foddrill of Bedford, IN, and six grandchildren. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a truck driver for Bartlett Trucking in Bloomington, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Stanley Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville, IN. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Woodward – Klay Allen Woodward of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on June 19, 2006, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of Nathan and Kelli (Terrell) Woodward. Surviving are his parents, of Bedford, IN; two brothers: Konley and Kline Woodward, both at home; grandparents: Jim and Marsha Terrell and Dave and Jane Woodward, all of Bedford, IN; great-grandparents: Herschel and Maxine Bundy, Margie Terrell, Burl and Lena Woodward and Irene Edwards, all of Bedford, IN. Private services and visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to Riley Hospital for Children or the Ronald McDonald House in care of the funeral home.

06/26/06


Cobb – Erie Lucille Cobb of Bedford, IN died Monday, June 26, 2006, at her residence. Born on March 29, 1916, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Ott and Mae (Thompson) Livingston. She married John Cobb in 1939. Surviving are two sons: Stephen Cobb and wife, Selma, of Bedford, IN, and Stanley Cobb of Shelbyville, IN; one brother, Ralph Livingston of English, IN; four grandchildren: Edward Cobb and wife, JoAnna, Chad Cobb and wife, Cheri, all of Bedford, IN, Stephenie Cobb Knoll and husband, Jim, of Indianapolis, IN, and Bryant Cobb of North Lauderdale, FL; and seven great-grandchildren: Spencer, Sam, Mitchell, Alex, Isabel, Lucy and Jonah. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Gladys Gilliatt and Joanne Knight; and one brother, Rex Livingston. She retired from General Motors in 1978 after thirty years of service in the Heat Resistant Alloy Department. She lived in Bedford for sixty-five years. She was passionate about her family, protecting and saving animals, gardening and quilting. She was a member of the U.A.W. Local #440, McDonalds Chapel of United Brethren, and the White River Humane Society. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at the Green Hill Cemetery with Pastor David Colgan officiating. Pallbearers will be Ed Cobb, Chad Cobb, Bryant Cobb, Jim Knoll, Spencer Burton and Sam Cobb. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Elgin – Robert L. Elgin of Campbellsburg, IN, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at his residence. Born on October 25, 1938, in Washington County, IN, he was the son of Robert Archibald and Alice (Allen) Elgin. He married Maxine P. Jones on October 7, 1958, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Robert L. Elgin and wife, Rhonda, of Salem, IN, and James L. Elgin and wife, Michelle, of Campbellsburg, IN; three daughters: Mary J. Hughes of Bloomington, IN; Patricia J. Elgin of Campbellsburg, IN; and Amy J. Pitel of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Ronnie Elgin of Campbellsburg, IN; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Carol Sue Hammack. He was a truck driver and retired from Mitchell Transport. Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Claysville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN. Roberts – Genevieve Blackwell Roberts of Bedford, IN, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 25, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Julius C. and Roxie (Holmes) Blackwell. She married Leo "Dick" Roberts on October 18, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving are two sisters: Helen B. Zike of Bloomington, IN, and June Blackwell of Bedford, IN; several nieces and nephews, and special friends: Debi Deer, Becky Byers, Ann Brown, Brenda Stogsdill, Bev Beasley, Sherry Harris, Mary Mapes and Iva Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Bonnie Roberts Simmons on September 2, 1999; and one sister, Glowdene Miller in 1998. She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington, IN, and retired from NWSC Crane in 1981 as a solderer. She was a graduate of Springville High School and a member of the Springville Christian Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with the Reverend Merla Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Bonnie Roberts Simmons Scholarship, c/o North Lawrence Community Schools Foundation.

06/25/06


Shafer – Annette Elaine Shafer of Deer Park, TX, died Sunday, June 25, 2006. Born on July 29, 2963, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Arthur E. Allen and Patricia Henderson Lake. She married Glenn W. Shafer and he survives. Also surviving are one aunt, Toni Bruhy of Bedford, IN; cousins Michael, Marty, Zachary and Aden Bruhy; Michelle Alcorn and husband, Brock, and daughters, Elysah and Cloe, of Bedford, IN; Sue Trusty and husband, Mark, of LaPorte, TX; brother-in-law and sister-in-law David and Cheryl Shafer of Richmond, TX; and two nieces, Laura and Lynn Shafer of Richmond, TX. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, and step-father, Joseph E. Lake, Jr. She was a former employee of Container Care International and Goodman Manufacturing. She was a member of South Main Avenue Baptist Church in Pasadena, TX. She was a member of the Class of 1981 of Bloomington High School North. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006, at the Fayetteville Baptist Church in Fayetteville, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Susan G. Breast Care Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX, 75244, 888-888-3317, or www.komen.org. The Deer Park Funeral Directors in Deer Park, TX, is in charge of arrangements.

06/24/06


Flynn – Ernie W. Flynn of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on October 2, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Harold and Catherine (Michaels) Flynn. He married Sheila Meadows on January 17, 1975, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter: Aimee Flynn of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Tangie Holler and husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Carolyn Childers and Trish Evans; four brothers: Don, Carl, Bill and Mark Flynn, all of Bedford, IN; three grandsons: Gavin, Miles and Riley; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a concrete contractor and a member of the Laborers Union No. 741. He was a member of the Paynetown Pentecostal Church, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and VFW No. 1686, where he was a commander for thirteen years. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Darrell "Pete" Flynn officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Hurley – Coy E. Hurley of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at his residence. Born on May 6, 1923, in Big Stone Gap, VA, he was the son of U. Grant and Fanny M. (Nichels) Hurley. He married Normajane Purlee on August 17, 1946, in Salem, IN, and she preceded him in death on January 13, 1998. Surviving are one daughter, Judy K. Hurley-Feaster of Bedford, IN; one brother, Homer A. Hurley and wife, Betty, of Columbus, IN; one sister: Della L. Campbell and husband, Richard, of Brownstown, IN; five grandchildren: Ayshea Sharpe and husband, Cleve, of Oolitic, IN; Joseph Arnold and wife, Shannon, of Bedford, IN; Jane Strawn and husband, Jeremy, of Glendale, CA; Tara Marshall of Bedford, IN; and Coy Hurley and wife, Randy, of Honolulu, HI; eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: John and Timothy Hurley; three brothers: Robert, Grant, Jr., and Paul Hurley; two sisters: Retha Wheeler and Juanita Day; one grandson, Troy Bell; and one great-granddaughter, Brogan Hurley. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II as a tank gunner at Normandy. He was a recipient of EAME with two bronze stars, good conduct ribbon, Purple Heart, Silver Star and French Croix de Guerre Victory Medal presented by Charles de Gaulle. He was a graduate of Bloomington High School. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Austin, the Bedford Masonic Lodge, F&AM, 32nd Degree and Past Master, DAV of Heltonville, VFW of Oolitic, Eagles of Bloomington, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in Saltillo Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be at 7:00 p.m. Luchauer – Marjorie M. Luchauer of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on April 29, 1919, in Orange County, IN, she was the daughter of Elza and Alta Ellen (Winninger) Cassidy. She married Oral E. Luchauer on February 7, 1942, and he preceded her in death on October 9, 1973. Surviving are four sons: Oral Lee Luchauer and wife, Brenda, of Mitchell, IN, Charles (Mike) Luchauer and wife, Valerie, of Bedford, IN, Douglas Luchauer and wife, Sandy, of Garrett, IN, Kerry L. Luchauer and wife, Ginny, of Center Point, IA; one daughter: Kay Ely and husband, James, of Mitchell, IN; one sister: Cledith Tolbert of French Lick, IN; one sister-in-law: Edna Bigham of Shoals, IN; twelve grandchildren: Nicole Luchauer, Teresa Seepolt, Max Luchauer, Jerilynn Knepper-Smith, Jade Luchauer, Alex Luchauer, Tony Luchauer, Gretchen Luchauer, Patsy Cook, Paul Terry, Jim Terry, and Leanna Brummage; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and four brothers: Robert, Clyde, Charles and James Cassidy. She was a homemaker and the valedictorian of the Class of 1937 at West Baden High School. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Cuzco Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2006, at Chastain Funeral Home.

06/22/06


Jenkins – Ruth Jenkins of Bedford, IN, died on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Mitchell Manor Health and Living Center, in Mitchell, IN. Born on April 14, 1915, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Fred and Etta (Jenkins) Beasley. She was raised by Adam and Hannah Clouse after her mother died in childbirth. She married Edward C. Jenkins and he preceded her in death on September 13, 1975. Surviving are two sons: Hollis and Ronald Jenkins, both of Orleans; ten grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Virgil and Benard Beasley; one grandson and one great-grandson. She worked in housekeeping at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN, until she retired. Graveside services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Carlton Cemetery near Buddha, IN, with Brother Don Laird officiating. Burial will follow. Waggoner – Cletus R. Waggoner of Springville, IN, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on September 6, 1932, in Martin County, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Flossie (Rush) Waggoner. He married Naomi Baker and she preceded him in death in 1996. He later married Alma Holmes and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Cletus "Butch" Waggoner, Jr. of Springville, IN, and John S. Waggoner of Columbus, IN; a step-daughter, Jill Van Tine of Bedford, IN; a step-son, Stephen Turner of Bedford, IN; four brothers: Loren Waggoner of Silverville, IN, Talmadge Waggoner and Carl Waggoner both of Springville, IN, and Opal Waggoner of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Winfred Waggoner, one grandson, Kenneth Waggoner, and one step-son, Tim Turner. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955 as a hospital Corpsman 1st Class aboard the U.S.S. Newport News. He was a rural mail carrier for twenty-nine years, retiring in 1989 from the Springville Post Office. He was a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association, the Fayetteville Baptist Church and was a Red Coat volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

06/21/06


Clark – Betty J. Clark of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Born on January 12, 1932, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Samuel and Alma (Brown) Curren. She married Kenneth E. Clark on September 29, 1950, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Kenneth L. Clark and wife, Patty, of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Kurt Clark of Bedford, IN; Keith Clark of Indianapolis, IN; Shawn Evans of Indianapolis, IN; and Lisa McClendon of Columbus, OH; two great-grandchildren: Krya and Kary Clark, both of Bedford, IN, and one brother, George Curren and wife, Julia, of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathryn Evans, and one brother Harold Curren. She was a 1950 graduate of Bedford High School. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholich Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Fisher – Benza Fisher of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at CORE Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford, IN. Born on November 21, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Rollie and Ethel (Williams) Glassco. She married Curtis Fisher, and he preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are three sons: Gary Fisher of Bedford, IN, James Fisher of Florida, and Ellis Fisher of Nebraska; one daughter, Kay Fletcher of Bedford, IN; one sister, Martha Hilderbrand of Columbus, IN; fifteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Eva Miller, two sons in infancy, and one granddaughter. She was a homemaker and a member of Friendly Bible Church of Bedford, IN. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverends Kenneth Fisher and David Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

06/19/06


Oliver – Paul A. Oliver of Bloomington, IN, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital. Born on March 5, 1949, in Ellettsville, IN, he was the son of Luther Austin and Clare (Drake) Oliver. He married Kathleen Murphy on December 20, 1967, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Beth Ann Ritter of Bedford, IN; one son, Paul Bryan Oliver of Bloomington, IN; two brothers: Max Oliver of Indianapolis, IN; and Edward Oliver of Bloomington, IN; two grandchildren, Kaylynn Oliver and Carter Ritter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was a material handler for RCA in Bloomington for thirty-three years. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery in Monroe County, IN. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/18/06


Odle – William "Jake" Odle of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at his residence. Born on May 13, 1932, in Moss, TN, he was the son of Martin and Maime (Shaw) Odle. He married Nancy Ann Howell on September 2, 1960, and she preceded him in death on September 29, 2003. Surviving are four sons: Clifton Odle and wife, Ronetta, Greg Odle and wife, Pam, Chris Odle and wife, Kerry, and Tim Odle all of Mitchell, IN; two daughters: Tammy Spoonmoore and husband, Kent, of Springville, IN, and Christine Miller and husband, Larry, of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Nina Howell and Mary Griswold, both of Indianapolis, IN; one brother, Harold Thompson of Indianapolis, IN; mother-in-law, Catherine Howell of Franklin, IN; eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and stepfather, Robert Thompson. He retired from Caterpillar in Joliet, IL. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at the funeral home. Turner – Allen R. "Boo" Turner of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at his residence. Born on October 28, 1960, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Anna Mae (Treadway) Turner, Sr. Surviving are two daughters: Stephanie Jo Turner of Orleans, IN, and Ashley Renee Turner of Mitchell, IN; his father, two sisters: Regina Kay Tillette of Tunelton, IN, and Patricia Ann Genever of Florida; and two brothers: Ralph Turner, Jr., of Mitchell, IN, and Rick Turner of Campbellsburg, IN. His mother preceded him in death. He was formerly employed at Elliott Stone Company. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Mayor Butch Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the funeral home.

06/17/06


Jenkins – Louise Francis (Goodman) Jenkins died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 31, 1914, in the Guthrie Community of Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer Frank and Sarah Louressie (Honeycutt) Goodman. She married Byrl Thornton Jenkins of Bedford, IN, in 1934, and he preceded her in death after more than 65 years of marriage. Surviving are five sons: David B. Jenkins and wife, Louise, of Kensington, GA, Stephen T. Jenkins and wife, Teresa, of Williams, IN, Joseph C. Jenkins and wife, Susan, of Harvest, AL, Mark T. Jenkins and wife, Rebekah, of Humboldt, TN, and Philip N. Jenkins and wife, Erin, of Huntsville, AL; two daughters: Anah L. Crane of Fayetteville, IN, and Elizabeth A. Hickman and husband, John T., of Bramble, IN; and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Robin D. Jenkins, wife Bonnie, and children: Jennifer, Robert, Michael, and Nathan; Donald J. Jenkins, wife Kimberly, and children: Devlin and Marlee; Shawn K. Jenkins; Holly Crane Page, husband Scott, and children: Jonathan, Joshua, Jessica, and Jenna; Gaylynn Crane Breighner, husband Drew, and children: Nathan and Jacob; Michael L. Crane, wife Julie, and children: Zachary, Luke, and Sydney; John T. Hickman II, wife Alise, and children: Shane, Hunter, Faith, and John Michael; Jeremy A. Hickman, wife Michelle, and children: Michael, Christopher, and Patricia Elizabeth; Joy E. Hickman Speer and children: Shirsten and Allyson; Chelesse D. Jenkins Bruneau, husband Matthew, and children: Andrew, Morgan, Ryan and Alyssa; Joshua M. Jenkins, wife Amanda, and children: Aspen and Syndey; Adrian D. Jenkins, wife Laura, and son Dylan; Mary M. Jenkins Ouellette, husband Carl, and son Garrett; Amanda D. Jenkins and children: Kevin and Hannah; Matthew Jenkins, Ashley N. Jenkins Clark and husband, Jeremiah, and daughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Edith, Ray, Earl, Lloyd, Robert, Dorothy, Alice and Eugene. She was called "one of the last of the pioneer women." She grew up in a log cabin and attended the long-defunct Valley School. She was a 1932 graduate of Needmoore High School. She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Fayetteville Baptist Church with Reverend Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow at Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Kirkman – Annetta Ruth (England) Kirkman of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on February 18, 1916, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Larence and Mary (Robertson) England. She married Orville Paul Kirkman on April 29, 1933, and he died in April, 1994. Surviving are four sons: Dennis Kirkman and wife, Carol, of Springville, IN, Larence "Bud" Kirkman and wife, Patty, and David Kirkman and wife, Iris, all of Springville, IN; and Ross Kirkman and wife, Jeannie, of Greencastle, IN; one daughter, Janna Combs of Greensboro, NC; one sister, Zelda Ramsey of Springville, IN; and one brother, Larry England of Springville, IN; eleven grandchildren: Tim, Terry, Jerry, Jon, Steve, Holly, Shelly, Melissa, Jody, Joshua, and Julie; twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers: Cloval, Lester, Leon, Chester, and Louis England; one sister, June Franklin; one grandchild, Tammi; and one son-in-law, Bill Combs. She was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene for over fifty years, where she and her husband sand gospel music for revivals all over the county. She was a member of the Senior Bowling League in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/15/06


Ferguson – A. Claude Ferguson of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on January 13, 1923, in Willow Springs (Howell County), MO, he was the son of J. Carl and Mary Willie (Boles) Ferguson. He first married Gwendolyn Wilbanks on November 21, 1941; his second marriage was to Marjorie Fishel East on March 21, 1969, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2006. Surviving are two daughters: Carla Jeskewich and husband, Mike, of Bedford, IN, and Linda Berger and husband, Gary, of Ft. Collins, CO; six grandchildren: Barry Jeskewich and wife, Bridget, of Springdal, UT, Jay Jeskewich of Bedford, IN, Alicia Berger of Palo Alto, CA, David Berger of Boulder, CO, Vanessa Nilsson-Ferguson and husband, Patrik, of Ystad, Sweden; five great grandchildren: Isabella and Mazie Jeskewich of Springdale, UT; Cameron Jeskewich of Bedford, IN; Jacqueline and Cameron Nilsson-Ferguson of Ystad, Sweden; one brother, Paule E. Ferguson of Amarillo, TX; and one stepson, Daniel East of Bloomington, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Richard Alan Ferguson, and two brothers: J. Carl Ferguson, Jr., and Robert Ferguson. He was a veteran serving with the United States Navy as an Aviation Radio-Radar Operator-Gunner and Instructor during World War II. He obtained his Bachelor of Science dgree, with Distinction, from the University of Missouri in 1952. He joined the U.S. Forestry Service in 1940 on the Mark Twain National Forests in Missouri while a senior in high school. He then served in assignments on National Forests in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan in the Forest Regional Office in Milwaukee, WI. He was then Forest Supervisor of the Wayne National Forest in Ohio and Hoosier National Forest with headquarters in Bedford, IN. Awards he earned throughout his lifetime include: Conservation Service Citation for the National Wildlife Federation; Conservationist Award Citation for the Isaak Walton Leagu of America; Lifetime Environmental Service Award from the Hoosier Environmental Council; Life Saving Medal from the National Boy Scouts of America; Special Citation by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Conservationist of the Year from the Indiana Wildlife Federation; Annual Conservator Award from the Sassafras Audubon Society, and many others. He was a member of the Society of American Foresters, Izaak Walton League of America, Wild Turkey Federation, Audubon Society and the Stone City Dance Club. He enjoyed playing the spoons with several old-time music groups, including the Appleseed Dulcimer String Band, Strings and Things and The Panning Family. He was a member of the Corydon Dulcimer Society and the Friends of the Mill at Spring Mill State Park. He was a member of the National Wildlife Federation and was a charter member of the Executive Board of the Hoosier Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, and a member of the Development Committee for the Maumee Boy Scout Reservation. He was a Life Member of the Elks Lodge No. 826 in Bedford, IN, a Life Member of Gillen Post No. 33 of the American Legion in Bedford, IN; past president of the Indiana Wildlife Federation and of the Bedford Rotary. He was very active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) and served as Legislative Chairman of the Indiana Federation of Chapters of NARFE. He served ten years as a member of the City of Bedford Planning Commission and was a past president. He served two years as a member of the Indiana Region 10 Planning Council by appointment of the Lt. Governor. A Celebration of Life Service will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2006, in the Lakeview Room in Spring Mill Inn, Spring Mill State Park. Graveside services will be in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, MO, at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2006, with Military Rites at the grave. Memorial contributions may be considered to: The Sycamore Land Trust, P.O. Box 7801, Bloomington, IN, 47407; or Maumee Reservatiojn Development Fund Hoosier Trails Council, BSA, 5625 State Road 46, Bloomington, IN, 47401. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, is in charge of the arrangements. Ramsey – Kristy D. Ramsey of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at her residence. Born on December 10, 1964, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of Charles D. Ramsey and Janis Patrick. She was formerly married to Rick Hedrick. Surviving are two sons: Daniel Richardson and Derrick Hedrick, both of Bedford, IN; her mother, her father, three brothers: Kim and Kirk Ramsey, both of Bedford, IN, and Kevin Ramsey of Columbus, IN; two sisters: Kelly Benton of Seymour, IN, and Karla Ramsey of Bedford, IN; her former husband, and several nieces and nephews. She was disabled. Cremation was chosen and burial of the cremains will be at a later date. Memorial visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Arrangements are under the direction of Cresthaven Funeral Home.

06/14/06


Turpen – Howard Dewey Turpen of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Kindred Hospital in Greenwood, IN. Born on February 20, 1939, he was the son of Geoffria and Viola (Johnson) Turpen. Surviving are one son, Steve Turpen and wife, Maysel, of Williams, IN; one brother, Joy Dean Turpen and wife, Shirley, of Heltonville, IN; three grandchildren: Dustin Lee Turpen, Brandon Wayne Turpen, and Natalie Wells; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rickey Lee Turpen; two brothers: Willard Turpen and Jerry Don Turpen; and two sisters: Kaye Stafford and Wanda Faye Turpen. He retired from Central Foundry in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2006, at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, IN, with Brother Rick Smale officiating. Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2006, at the funeral home.

06/13/06


Evans – Phillip Dean Evans of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on April 30, 1955, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Benjamin A. and Emma Jane (Brown) Evans. He married Muriel Dalton on November 10, 1973, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Joe Evans and wife, Sarah, one daughter, Keyla Lindell and husband, Luke, all of Bedford, IN; his mother, Emma Jane Souders, of Bedford, IN; step-mother, Neysa Evans, of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren: Gavin Evans and Evan Lindell; one sister: Trudy Holtsclaw of Greenwood, IN; one half-brother, Toby Evans of Orleans, LA; one half-sister, Christie Sowders of Columbus, IN; two step-sisters: Leysa Nichols of Salem, IN, and Layne Dart of Jacksonville, FL; one step-brother, Eric Lewis of Fishers, IN, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin. He was a maintenance supervisor for fourteen years at the Hidden Falls Camp and later was a maintenance worker for Woodland Management in Bloomington, IN. He was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to Fayetteville Baptist AWANA.

06/11/06


Hubbard – John William "Bill" Hubbard of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Bedford, IN. Born on January 30, 1928, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Austin O. and Hilda (Foster) Hubbard. He first married Maxine Cannon and later married Virginia Lewis. They both preceded him in death. Surviving are two sons: John W. Hubbard II of Lexington, SC, and Jeffrey Jay Hubbard of Thermal, CA; two sisters: Katie Aeillo of Indio, CA, and Betty Jackson of Bedford; and one brother, Gene Hubbard. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, LeeAnn in infancy. He was a bus driver for Greyhound Bus. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army in World War II. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2006, in the White River Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Post #33. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

06/08/06


Beyers – Dorothy M. Beyers of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Core Nursing Home in Bedford, IN. Born on October 9, 1912, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Floyd and Hanah (Harris) Taylor. She married J. Emmett Beyers on April 16, 1933, and he preceded her in death on December 31, 1998. Surviving are two daughters: Jacqueline Bailey and Kay Whitaker and husband, Dennis, all of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren: Doug Bailey of California, and Hilary Whitaker of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Denver Carl and Arnold Taylor; and one sister, Ruby Taylor. She and her husband operated Beyers Hardware. She was employed with M. Fine & Sons Mfg. and was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend David Colgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Box – Robert E. "Bob" Box of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on November 4, 1919, he was the son of Cleve and Ida (Wood) Box. He married Mary M. Gosser on June 16, 1956, and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2001. Surviving are one brother, Chester Box of Michigan City, IN; a daughter-in-law, Beth of California; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Jimmy Box, three brothers: Emmett, Paul and Warren Box; and three sisters: Ethel Smith, Roberta Woodruff and Avanell Bolding. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army during World War II, where he received the EAME Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars, the American Defense Service Medal, the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He retired from Central Foundry in Bedford, IN, and was a life-long member of the Elks Lodge and a sixty-year member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Patton – Dorothy Jane Patton of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital. Born on August 23, 1943, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Tolbert) Bex. She married Lewis C. Patton, Jr. on March 16, 1963, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Marvin J. Patton and wife, Suzanne, of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Teresa J. Collins and husband, Tim, of St. Cloud, FL; three brothers: Arnold Lee Bex of Williams, IN, Amel Dee Bex and wife, Ann, of Nobelsville, IN, and Roy Donald Bex and wife, Roxanne, of Bedford, IN; and two granddaughters: Elizabeth J. and Heather M. Patton. She was a homemaker and a 1962 graduate of Huron High School. She was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, June 12, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Fairview Church of Christ.

06/07/06


Lee – Lorene Harris Lee of Franklin, IN, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at her residence. Born June 29, 1908, she was the daughter of Henry and Mandy Belle (Paxton) Johnson. She first married Walter "Boge" Harris, and he preceded her in death. She later married Theodore Lee and he also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Don Harris and wife, Judy, of Franklin, IN; one daughter, Darvel "Pudy" Buck and husband, Bufford, of Franklin, IN; one step-daughter, Maxine Rogers of Bedford, IN; one son-in-law, Clifford Lawson of Franklin, IN; twelve grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, and twenty-three great-great-grandchildren, and her loving caregiver, Niki Long. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sons: Henry, Dean Alvin, Doyle, Dale, and Darrell Harris; two daughters: Doris May and Delphia Lawson; one brother, Harley Johnson; and one sister, Dorothy Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God in Franklin. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville, IN, with Brother Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will follow in the Todd Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006, at the funeral home. Smith – Mary A. Smith of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on August 24, 1920, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Frank and Mattia (Schobon) Dossen. She married James D. Smith on August 15, 1942, and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1991. Surviving are four sisters: Rose Dossen of Chicago, IL, Eva Chase and husband, Frank, of Albuquerque, NM, Margie Miller of Bradenton, FL, and Ann Lancaster of Casopolis, MI; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Katie and Lucy Dossen; and two brothers: Joseph and John Dossen. She and Jimmie worked together in the Smith's General Store in Fayetteville, where Mary was the meat cutter. They moved to Indianapolis, IN, in 1964, and worked together at Phil-Mar Investment Co., a company formed by the Smiths and friends. In 1984, they returned to Fayetteville and built their home to retire there. After Jimmie passed away, Mary moved to Bedford in 1992 on Hillside Drive, where she lived until November of 2005. Mary lived the last few months at the Bliss House where she enjoyed her apartment and being with friends and employees there. She was in the Class of 1937 of Bedford High School and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Father Rick Eldred and Reverend Ken Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006, at the funeral home. A scripture service will be led at 7:30 p.m. by Sister Joan Luerman.

06/06/06


Knight – Donald O. Knight of Orleans, IN, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on December 30, 1945, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Otis Leland and Frances J. (Ray) Knight. He married Rita J. Blanton on May 9, 1964, and she preceded him in death on July 29, 2005. Surviving are one daughter, Samantha R. P. Hall of Orleans, IN, one granddaughter, Larissa Morrow of Orleans, IN, two brothers: Gerald and Marvin Knight both of Orleans, IN, and one sister, Wanda Grigson of Bradenton, FL. He worked for Electracom of Greene County for REMC and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Campbellsburg, IN. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006, at the Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the mortuary. Mahan – Lewie C. Mahan of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on October 14, 1911, in West Baden Springs, IN, he was the son of Arvil and Nellie (Marshall) Mahan. He married Goldie Grow on September 8, 1934, in Shoals, IN, and she preceded him in death on January 31, 2004. Surviving are one son, Donald C. Mahan and wife, Nancy, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Brenda Harris of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Kimmala Johnson of Rolla, MO, Cindy Mahan of New Albany, IN, Fran Bixler of Milan, and Toby Harris of Louisville, KY; eight great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Sarah, Seth, Hannah and Timothy Johnson, and Jonathan and Joshua Bixler. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Glen Mahan, and one sister, Bertha Prall. He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired as foreman with Holsum Bakery in Bedford, IN, and was a member of Fishing Creek Chapel near Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Galen Johnson, Roy Harris, Gary Henderson, Charles Bixler, Toby Harris and Gary Grow. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Strunk, Pete Cain, Raymond Stipp, David Whalen and Alan Grow. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the funeral home.

06/03/06


Payton – James R. Payton of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on July 26, 1934, he was the son of Wayne and Ruby Ethel (Martin) Payton. He married Ilene Benson on November 8, 1957, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Sheila Haven and husband, Mike, of Tunnelton, IN; Dori Dalton of Bedford, IN; and Jean Spradlin and husband, Jerry, of Bedford, IN; two brothers: David Payton of Stauton, IL; and Roger Payton of Leesville, IN; five sisters: Janet Hobson of Wheatfield, IL; Martha Strunk of Bedford, IN; Mary Bewley of East Chicago, IL; Priscilla Smoot of Bedford, IN; and Annetta Moore of Mitchell, IN. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Harold, Donald, Morris, and Robert Payton, and one sister, Joyce Terry. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1973 after twenty years of service. He was a member of the Tunnelton United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the Tunnelton Cemetery with Pastor Hugh Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN.

06/02/06


Burnette – Beulah M. Burnette of Williams, IN, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Born on June 23, 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Melvin Bradley and Grace (Stigall) Cobb. She married Jackie R. Burnette, and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1998. Surviving are one daughter, Vaunda Prince and husband, Michael, of Martinsville, IN; four sons: Jackie Burnette II and wife, Kim, of Mitchell, IN, Bradley D. Burnette and wife, Pam, of Fayetteville, IN, Joseph Howard Burnette and wife, Deliah, of Williams, IN, and Mark Owen Burnette and wife, Anita, of Williams, IN; one sister, Darlene Hudson of Springville, IN; five brothers: Webb Cobb of Mitchell, IN, Sony Cobb of Lawrenceville, IL, Opal Cobb of Bedford, IN, Jimmy Cobb of IL, and Donnie Cobb of Springville, IN; seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Catherine Oliver, and one brother, Richard Cobb. She retired from NWSC Crane as a budget analyst. Most recently she worked at the Times-Mail newspaper in Bedford, IN. She was a member of New Hope Community Church in Bedford, IN, and Toastmasters Club, Crane. Services will at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2006, at the First Assembly of God in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

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