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Obituaries 2006 – 08 (August)

08/31/06


Oliver – Ruth Oliver of Carmel, IN, died on Thursday, August 31, 2006, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Carmel, IN. Born on October 22, 1918, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Jefferson and Elmira (Inman) McCoy. She married Loren Oliver on May 7, 1949, and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1993. Surviving are one daughter, Connie Horwitz an husband, Jeff, of Carmel, IN; two grandchildren: Mark and Rebecca Horwitz; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers: Ralph, Arnold, Roy, Raymond, Harold, Ward and Otis McCoy; one sister, Lois McCoy; and her mother-in-law, Maggie Bluff. She was a homemaker and life-long resident of Lawrence County, IN, until 2001. She joined the Indian Creek Primitive Baptist Church in 1953. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, in the Elmwoo Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Elder Kevin Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Indian Creek Primit. White – Sheila Kay White of Oolitic, IN, died Thursday, August 31, 2006, at her residence. Born August 5, 1964, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Charles Ray White and Lula Mae Starrett White Holt. Surviving are two sisters: Mary Elizabeth White and Pete DeLeon of Bloomington, IN, and Joyce Daugherty and husband, Leonard, of Bedford, IN; two brothers, Kenneth Hawkins and wife, Karen, of Bedford, IN, and Charles White, Jr. of Bloomington, IN; four nieces: Lisa Daugherty and companion, Karrie Young, of Oolitic, IN, Jo Hawkins of Bedford, IN, Tara York and husband, Roy, of Mitchell, IN, Stomi Crulo and Debbie Crulo; four nephews: Kyle Daugherty (who is in the United States Army) and wife, Veda, of Ft. Bragg, NC; Aron Daugherty and wife, Lydia, of Bedford, IN; Austin DeLeon of Bloomington, IN; and Kenny White of Bloomington, IN; three great-nieces and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Francis Tim Holt, and a sister, Deborah White, in infancy. She most recently worked at Options for Better Living in Bedford and previously at WalMart. She was a member of the Class of 1982 of the Bedford North Lawrence High School. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Msgr. Lawrence Moran officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN. Pallbearers will be Aron Daugherty, Kyle Daugherty, Lisa Daugherty, Roy York, Kenny White and Chuck White. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedfor, IN. Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

08/30/06


Reynolds – Zella Rose Reynolds of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at the Bedford Hospitality House. Born on February 26, 1928, she was the daughter of Claude W. and Ivy (Riley) Fiddler. She married James R. Reynolds on May 15, 1949, in Bedford, IN, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons: Aaron Reynolds and wife, Debra, of Minneapolis, MN, and Eric Reynolds and wife, Tammy, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Claudia Shipman and husband, Robin, of Louisville, KY; one sister, Karen Wright; two grandsons: Jason and Alex Reynolds; three granddaughters: Ashley an Erica Reynolds and Whitney Shipman; and one cousin, William Riley of Mitchell, IN. She retired as a beautician and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. A private memorial service will be held by the family. Memorial contributions may be considered to the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Tincher – M. Gladys Tincher of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital of Orange County. Born on February 16, 1913, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of Howard and Lola (Bex) Tolbert. She married Gilbert Tincher on June 6, 1931, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1998. Surviving are one son, Donald G. Tincher and wife, Norma, of Mitchell, IN; one daughter, Peggy A. Wood and husband, James, of Mitchell, IN; two grandchildren: Angela Michelle Abel and Warren Donald Wood; and two great-grandchildren: Darren and Miranda Abel. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two grandchildren: James David Wood and Vanessa Mae Wood. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Class of 1931 of the Huron High School and the Pleasant View Church of Christ. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Don White officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 2, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home.

08/29/06


Browning – John D. Browning of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 8, 1929, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Chromer and Georgia (Turney) Browning. Surviving are two sisters: Shirley Kindred and Gladys Chastain, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Kenneth Browning, and two sisters: Betty Simpson and Marilyn Myers. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He retired as an accountant from AT&T in Indianapolis, IN. He was a member of the Class of 1948 of the Bedford High School. He attended the University of Maryland and was an Indiana University graduate. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and the First Church of the Nazarene in Bedford. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Hall – Dr. Ranford K. Hall of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, August 29, 2006. Born on November 20, 1950, in Boston, MA, he was the son of Denton E. and Marjorie A. (Buck) Hall. He married Charlene Ritter on May 19, 1973, and she survives. Also surviving are his parents, one son, Lt. Brian E. Hall, USN and wife, Sarah, of Lexington Park, MD; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Hall of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren: Garrett O. and Hannah C. Hall; three brothers, Richard Hall and wife, Linda, of Ft. Wayne, IN, Daniel Hall and wife, Virginia, of Fishers, IN, and Michael Hall of Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces and nephews. He was a podiatrist in private practice and on staff at the Dunn Memorial Hospital and the Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was a member and past president of the Indiana State Podiatric Medical Association. He was a board member of the Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with his brother-in-law, Reverend James Dodson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 2, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts.

08/27/06


Anderson – James C. Anderson of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 27, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on August 3, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Cecil and Veneita (Corbin) Anderson. He married Debra K. Hoskins on November 14, 1975. Surviving are one daughter, Jessica Anderson Grubb and husband, Dusty, of Bedford, IN; one son, Darin J. Anderson and fiance, Genia Ray, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Ned Anderson and wife, Diana, of Bedford, IN; his mother of Bedofrd, IN; five grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. He was a truck driver and steamfitter. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union No. 136. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the James Anderson Fund, c/o Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

08/26/06


Mitchell – Wyrtis E. Mitchell of Indianapolis, IN, died Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN. Born on September 18, 1914, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Noble and Epsy (Campbell) Dye. She married George Mitchell on April 1, 1933, in Lawrence County, IN, and he preceded her in death on October 19, 1980. Surviving are one daughter, Annalou Freeman of Indianapolis, IN; seven grandchildren: Jeff Jones of Dallas, TX, Debbie Sinders of Plainfield, IN, Barbi Stevenson of Clarksville, TN, Peggy Smith of Springfield, MO, James Freeman of Patterson, CA, Dan Freeman of Trafalgar, IN, and Paul Freeman of Jacksonville, FA; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Barbara Ann, in infancy; one son, G. David Mitchell on December 17, 1999; one brother and two sisters. She was a retired sales clerk from JC Penney Company. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, IN, and Kappa Kappa Sigma. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Bob Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Probasco – Kenneth O. Probasco of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Beford, IN. Born on February 28, 1921, in Vermillion County, IL, he was the son of Samuel M and Gertrude (Butterworth) Probasco. He married Eva Mae Riggle on August 17, 1947, and she preceded him in death on September 25, 1998. Surviving are two daughters: Linda Medaris and husband, Gene, of Bedford, IN, and Brenda Davidson and husband, James, of Coatsville; three sons: Ronnie Probasco and wife, Rebecca, Alvin Probasco and wife, Connie, and Kenneth Probasco, all of Bedford, IN; one sister, Viola Butler of Shoals, IN; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Carolyn Marie Probasco; two step-sons: George and Leslie Lee Needhamer; seven brothers and two sisters. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II as a member of the 602nd Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was a retired stone worker, last working for the Bedford Limestone Suppliers. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals, IN. Military rites will be accorded by members of the Shoals American Legion. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, August 29, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Dive Christian Church in Bedford, IN.

08/24/06


Lanning – Arthur J. "Dude" Lanning of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, August 24, 2006, at his residence. Born on May 13, 1920, in Mitchell, IN, he was the son of Grant A. and Alma A (Chastaine) Lanning. He married Roberta J. Earl on June 25, 1949, an she preceded him in death in March, 2000. Surviving are one son, Thomas J. Kanakis and wife, Kathy, of Cloverdale, IN; one sister, Betty Hilderbrand of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Virgil Lanning of Pontiac, MI; several nieces and nephews and his caregiver, Gary Earl of Bedford, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Vance Lanning. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 in Mitchell, IN. He was a brick mason. He was a life member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local No. 4 and the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM. He was a member of the Eagles of Bedford, IN, and a CCC member. He was a member of the Tulip Street Christian Church. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2006, at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Legion Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 van fund. Louden – Walter Eugene Louden of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Born on December 18,1922, in Jackson County, IN, he was the son of Herman Russell and Amy (Lutes) Louden. He married Phyllis Ruth Davis and she preceded him in death. Surviving are one son: Timothy Louden of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Brenda Shipman and husband, Dwain, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Flay Louden of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Juanita Owens of Bedford, IN, and Betty Sheetz of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren: Melissa Alvey of Bedford, IN, Lye Louden of Bedford, IN, Dereck Vogler of Charlotte, NC, Trisha Moutardier of Sellersburg, IN, and Alexa Louden of Bedford, IN; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Terry Louden, one daughter, Vicky Vogler, one brother, Wayne Louden, and one sister, Norma Jefferies. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was past chairman and founder of T.L.C.,. Inc and past boardmember of the Bedford Savings and Loan and the Citizens National Bank. He was co-founder of PHIL-MAR Investments Company of Indianapolis, IN. He was a past member of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Board and past-president of the Bedford North Lawrence School Board. He was a graduate of the Bedford High School and of the AS&P program at Washington State University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, F.O.P., Elks Lodge No. 826 of Bedford, IN, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM, and the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis Valley. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Ray Housel officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Louden Scholarships in care of the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarships Foundation.

08/23/06


Blackburn – Carl R. "Bob" Blackburn of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Indianapolis, IN. Born on January 15, 1923, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Alva and Blanch (Dodds) Blackburn. He married Alice Cummings on January 14, 1942, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Mrs. Sharon Bodeau and husband, Norman, of Punta Gorda, FL, Mrs. Mary Jo Thompson and husband, Charles "Woody", of Avon, IN, and Mrs. Tammy Miller, residence unknown; one sister, Betty (Blackburn) Anderson of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, William Robert Blackburn in 1946; one brother, Fred Blackburn; and three sisters: Marie Hubbard, Mary Blackburn and Wilma Blackburn. He was owner/operator of Bee's Remodeling, Heating and Cooling. He worked for twenty-eight years as a wood pattern maker at General Motors in Bedford, retiring in 1968. He was a member of the Class of 1942 of the Bedford High School. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church for forty years. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F&AM 32 degree and a member of the Scottish Rite for fifty-four years. He was a volunteer for sixty-three years and had given over one hundred units of blood. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2006, at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August, 27, 2006. Clark – Helen S. Clark of Bloomington, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at her residence. Born on January 16, 1926, in Graham, KY, she was the daughter of Andrew D. and Myrtle (Bidwell) Shaver. Surviving are one daughter, Nancy J. Clark of Bloomington, IN; one sister, Geraldine (Shaver) Conlon of Greenwood, IN; and two grandchildren: Melanie (Clark) Stoddard and husband, Eli, of Indianapolis, IN, and Darren Clark of Charlotte, NC. She was a member of the Class of 1944 of the Bedford High School. She retired in 1992 as secretary from Ravenswood Aluminum in Bedford, IN. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, IN. A memorial service will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be considered to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Hatley – Lura Farene Hatley of Indianapolis, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at her residence. Born on April 22, 1932, she was the daughter of Chester Vivan and Lela (Mitchell) Baker. She first married Donald Tuggle and later married Robert E. Hatley. Surviving are two sons: Bill Tuggle of Fairland, IN, and Tim Huggle of Hudson, FL; one daughter, Lona Lucas of Rockville, IN; two step-daughters: Tammy Tutterow of Indianapolis, IN, and Cindy Parish of Little Rock, AK; three sisters: Anna Mae George, Cleo Watson and Wanda Price; two brothers: Robert and William Baker; seven granchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Winfred Baker; and three sisters: Geneva L. Baker, Dorothy Rost and Kathleen Castle. She was an inspector for Western Electric in Indianapolis, IN, for thirteen years, retiring in 1984. She was of the Jehovah's Witness faith. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2006, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville, IN. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Williams – Cecil V. Williams of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on October 4, 1918, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Henry and Cynthia (Blevins) Williams. He married Beatrice Jarvis on February 24, 1941, in Indianapolis, IN, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Cecilia (Cedar) Orman of Bedford, IN, and Linda Gayle Groce of Martinsville, IN; four grandchildren: Stephen Haverly, Stephanie Koontz, Anthony Short and Tate Short; eight great-grandchildren: Heidi Haverly, Holli Haverly, Nicole Koontz, Luke Short, Taylor Short, Cole Short, Matthew Vernon Short and Mason Short. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Laurin Williams; one sister in infancy, Evalou Williams; and one granddaughter, Tammy Arnold. He was a quality control manager at RCA in Bloomington, IN, retiring in 1975. He was the founder of the Carousel Restaurant and Party House and Williams Realty. He was an Emeritus member of the Bedford Board of Realtors, Inc. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Darrell Simon officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2006, at the Day & Carter Moruary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Central Church of Christ.

08/21/06


Cummings – Joseph David Cummings of Heltonville, IN, died Monay, August 21, 2006, at his residence. Born on February 5, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William L. and Hazel (Martin) Cummings. He married Constance J. Hedge on November 14, 1953, and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters: Zenda R. Cummings of Heltonville, IN, JoEtta Hoppe and husband, Brian, of Bedford, IN, Tammi J. DuVall and husband, Richard, of Lafayette, IN, Dana Beaver and husband, Mark, of Bedford, IN; two sons: William Bradley Cummings and Andrew D. Cummings, both of Heltonville, IN; one brother, C. Leon Cummings of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Ruth Evalou Cummings of Bedford, IN, Essie Dell Blackwell and Shirley Rose George, both of Heltonville, IN; one sister-in-law, Violet Cummings of Bedford, IN; nine grandchildren: Davi, Zachary and Jonathon Hoppe, Cari and Rick DuVall, Lowell and WillieAnn Cummings, and J. Owen and Griffin Beaver; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Carl and Harold Cummings; and two sisters: Catherine Ramsey and Thelma Stevens. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Heltonville Baptist Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Reverend Sherman Thomas and Reverend James Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

08/20/06


Howard – Arthur Howard of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 20, 2006. Born on May 6, 1917, in Harlan County, KY, he was the son of James and Katie Howard. He married Anna Lee Helton on October 2, 1938, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Arthur Lee Howard and wife, Alma; two daughters: Ada V. Edwards and husband, Dean, and Katie Sue Wigley and husband, Frank; two sisters: America Helton and Mary Smith; nine grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a coal miner, moonshiner and logger in Kentucky. He worked for the Smith Cabinet Company from 1953 until his retirement. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Holsapple officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Meehan – Leon Owen "Irish" Meehan of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 20, 2006, at his residence. Born on September 15, 1931, in Edgar County, IL, he was the son of Owen and Wilma (Seaten) Meehan. He married Terry Dougherty in 1968, and she survives. Also surviving are his mother of Allerton, IL; two sons: Russel Meehan and Edward Meehan, both of Jacksonville, FL; one step-son, Mike Dougherty and wife, Laura, of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Beate Treske of Germany; two sisters: Alice Toppe of Allerton, IL, and Leah Darley and husband, Robert, of Allerton, IL; five grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Leroy Meehan; one sister, Grace Marie Meehan; and one step-granddaughter, Brandi Dougherty. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. He moved to Bedford, IN, in 1962 and working as a supervisor at GM Powertrain for twenty-seven years. He retired in 1984. He attended St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford, IN. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2006, at the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Nick Eldred officiating. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Risen – Dorothy Risen of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 20, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on September 10, 1925, she was the daughter of Opal and Mary (White) Sipes. She married William "Red" Risen on January 4, 1946, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons: Tom Risen and wife, Marjie, of Bloomington, IN, Steve Risen and wife, Terri, of Salem, IN, Mark Risen and wife, Dawn, of Indianapolis, IN, and Jeff Risen and wife, Stephanie, of Greer, SC; three daughters: Susan Risen and Jeanne Ann Wagner and husband, Jesse, all of Bedford, IN, and Julie Gilbert of Oolitic, IN; one sister, Ruth Slate of Bedford, IN; twenty-one grandchildren: Angie Risen-White, Jeremy Risen, Tim Risen Stephanie Bryant, Hova Robertson-Woods, Nathan Risen, Sarah Risen-Robertson, Logan Wagner, Cameron Risen, Lincoln Wagner, Bailey Gilbert, Clay Risen, Caden Risen, Bryce Gilbert, Jason LaFary, Eric LaFary, Shannon Becker, Constance LaFary, Tyler Brickery, Ben Brickery and Hannah Brickery; and ten great-grandchildren: Evan Bryant, Andrew Risen, Nolan Risen, Keira White, Noah Risen, Chistain LaFary, Jacob LaFary, Liam Becker, Addison Becker and Holden LaFary. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Timothy (in infancy), and one sister, Donna Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN, with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or the Limestone Girls Club.

08/19/06


Swango – Olin Swango of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 19, 2006. Born on June 19, 1937, he was the son of Russell and Anna (Evans) Swango. He married Reve Gail Sears, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Denise Swango, one son, Daren Swango and wife, Melanie, all of Bedford, IN; two grandchildren: Bode and Ryley Swango; two sisters: Mildred (Carl) Stone and Doris Hampton; one brother, Quincy Swango; mother-in-law, Ruth Sears; four sisters-in-law: Carol (Jim) Simmons, Dinah (Don) Sears, Vivian (Mark) Ritter and Jeanne Silvers; two brothers-in-law: Joe Phillips and Don Sears; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Kent Sears; two brothers-in-law: Ralph Fenander and David Sears; and two sisters-in-law: Mary Swango and Evelyn Phillips. He worked for Brunner Engineering and Manufacturing for many years. He then worked for fifteen years at Indiana University. He was a member of the New Union Christian Church. He devoted twenty-eight years to developing and overseeing the New Union Christian Church Cemetery Association. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesay, August 22, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Mark Fish and Reverend David Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Denny Ashley, Darren Roberts, Joe Phillips, Brad Phillips, Brian Phillips, Mark Ritter, Aaron Ritter and Don Sears. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Clark, David Fish, Riley ROberts, Carl Stone and the men of the Old Union Christian Church. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2006, at the ay & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Old Union Christian Church Cemetery Association.

08/18/06


Taylor – Donna M. Taylor of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 18, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, IN. Surviving are her husband, Karl, one daughter, Lisa K. Sipes of Mitchell, IN; five sons: Kyle R. Taylor of Bedford, IN, Christ J. Taylor of Louisville, KY, Matt Taylor of Oolitic, IN, Jason Taylor of Alto, GA, and Jon B. Taylor of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Ruth Slate and Dorothy Risen both of Bedford, IN; and ten grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Kregg Burris officiating. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN.

08/17/06


Allen – Marvin L. Allen of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 17, 2006. Born on September 9, 1932, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Cleatis and Trella (Crawford) Allen. He married Rilla Jo Baker on October 19, 1956, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Dana L. Pruett and husband, Philip, of Oolitic, IN, and Debbie Jo Ikerd and husband, Steve, of Bedford, IN; one son, Darren Allen and wife, Theresa, of Springville, IN; one brother, Donald W. Allen and wife, Dolores, of Bedford, IN; six grandchildren: Michael and Craig Pruett, Amanda Jo and Cody Ikerd, Kayla Allen and Benjamin Sparks; two great-grandchildren: Seth and Shelby Pruett; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Howard, in infancy. He was co-owner of A&B Trophies and retired from the trucking industry. He worked as an usher at Indiana University for basketball and football games. He also worked for the Times-Mail. He attended the Oolitic United Methodist Church and was an avid bowler and BNL Basketball fan. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend an Voorhies officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, August 21, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Glory Days Foundation.

08/14/06


Myers – Flora A. Myers of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on April 15, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John O. and Shirley M. (Bennett) Nichols. She married Earl O. Myers on October 12, 1930, in Jeffersonville, IN, and he preceded her in death on September 26, 1969. Surviving are one son, John A. Myers and wife, Phyllis, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Gail R. Smith and husband, Eddie, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Jay Hale and wife, Betty Lou, of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Lynn Smith Board and husband, Dan, of Indianapolis, IN, Kevin Myers and wife, Sheryl, of Bedford, IN, Kim Smith Forsyth and husband, Randy, of New Albany, IN, and Linda Myers Jackson and husband, Mark, of Bedford, IN; nine great-grandchildren: Laura, Andrew and Tim Myers, Jacqueline and Mary Ellen Wessel of Bedford, IN; Michael Forsyth, serving in the United States Navy in Groton, CT, Jennifer Forsyth of New Albany, IN, and Austyn and Cole Board of Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father, Bige Hale, three brothers: Frank Nichols, and Bud and Boode Hale; and one sister in infancy, Maxie Hale. She was co-founder of Tiny-Tots Togs and owned and operated the Myers Grocery Store on 16th Street with her husband. She was purchaser and manager of the original gift shop in the E. B. Crowe Medical Center, later known as the Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene for sixty-six years, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a board member. She was a member of the BRMC Auxiliary. Services will be at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Steven Hale and Reverend Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2006, at the funeral home. Shoop – Jonnie Mae Shoop of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on December 25, 1929, in Pennington Gap, VA, she was the daughter of John and Eva Mae (Bush) Hackney. She married T.J. Shoop on July 22, 1967, and he survives. Also surviving are two brothers: Elmer H. Hackney of Lawrenceburg, TN, and Carlos Hackney of Orleans, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Paul Lee Hackney. She had worked at Mills Market and was a member of the Carters Creek Christian Church and the Tulip Street Christian Church. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brothers Eugene Pruett, Darrin Chastain and Max Timbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at the funeral home.

08/13/06


Dunihue – Mary Beth (Lewis)Dunihue of Bedford, IN, died on Sunday, August, 13, 2006. Born on July 10, 1929, she was the daughter of Stanley and Avis Lewis. She married Daniel Dunihue on August 6, 1950, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters: Elizabeth McKenzie and Nancy Scheffel; one sister, Pat Endris; one grandson, Mark McKenzie; three nieces: Jackie Robbins, Kelley Wingo and Cindy Tomes; and one nephew, Mark Endris. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Linda Parsons. She taught in the North Lawrence Community School System and was a member of the First Christian Church. Services will be 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Bedford, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Memorial contributions may be considered to either the First Christian Church Endowment Fund or to a charity of the giver's choice. Harris – Mary "Kris" Harris of Bedford, IN, died Sunday, August 13, 2006, at her residence. Born on December 19, 1951, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Joseph R. an Patricia H. (Neary) Mason. Surviving are one daughter, Tiki Gann and husband, Steven, of Franklin, IN; one sister, Jennifer Fellers of Bloomfield, IN; one brother, Joseph Patrick Mason of Bedford, IN; one aunt, Sarah Porter of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Stevie, Amanda, Kayla and Timothy Gann, all of Franklin, IN; her caregiver, Jody Mason of Springville, IN, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Sammy Joe and Paul "Tony" Mason; one sister, Carroll "Susie" Lambton; and one niece, Missy Mason Mills. She was a cafeteria worker at Central Foundry for three years and worked in housekeeping at the Dunn Memorial Hospital. She attended Bedford High School and was a member of the Eagles, Boat Club and the UAW Local. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Cremation will follow. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Gann, Joe Clark, Charles Reynolds, Bill Harper and Steve Cole. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at the funeral home.

08/12/06


Hignite – Helen L. Hignite of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 12, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on April 10, 1938, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Donald and Bertha (Elkins) Mathis. Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Cullison of Bedford, IN; one son, Jerry Hignite of Bedford, IN; one sister, Betty Roll of Columbus, IN; two brothers: Roger Mathis and Richard Mathis, both of Columbus, IN; five grandchildren: Scott Hignite, Chelsea Cullison, Dakota Cullison, Tomi Hignite and Jason Hignite; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Tommy Hignite, and one sister, Suzie Mathis. She retired from Thompson Consumer Electronics (RCA) in Bloomington, IN, and was a member of the Crossroads Community Church. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Kenny Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the funeral home.

08/11/06


Ash – Grey Watts Ash of New Palestine, IN, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at his residence. Born on January 1, 1959, in Louisville, KY, he was the son of Gary and Patricia Ash. He married Joy Shipley on October 15, 2005, and again to Joy Ash on February 4, 2006, and she survives. Also surviving are one step-daughter, Stacey Shipley; one step-son, Jason Shipley; his mother, his sister, Snazel (Rene) Hill and husband, Bobby; his other mother, Shirley Wall; and two nephews: Jason Lewis and Christopher Lewis and wife, Katie. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a heavy-equipment mechanic. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 in Bedford. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Mount Comfort Methodist Church, 3179 Mount Comfort Road, Greenfield, IN. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, is in charge of the arrangements. Butz – Dr. John R. Butz of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford, IN. Born August 5, 1923, in Decatur, IL, he was the son of Charles Edward and Sadie Louise (Newton) Butz. He married Elizabeth Louise Van Rheeden on May 30, 1942, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons: John R. Butz and wife, Carolyn, and Charles E. Butz and wife, Mary Ann, all of Bedford, IN, and James H. Butz and wife, Regina, of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren: Shauna Dalton, Erin Lewis, Amy Glenn, Scott Butz, Dana Tran and Tara Elliott; four great-grandchildren: Macy Dalton, Sable Dalton, Connor Glenn and Alexa Tran; four step-grandchildren: Jeremy, Brandon, Donnie and Trisha Buck. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II in the China, Burma, India theatre. He was the pastor of the First Church of God in Bedford from 1957 until 1958. He was then training director at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane until 1970. Lastly, he served the U.S. Postal Service and was director of the Office of Training and Development in Washington, D.C., from 1979 until retiring in 1984. He came out of retirement to work for three years at the Bedford Medical Center Foundation and then retired to a part-time position with Adams Engineering Associates. He was active in Bedford's community, serving on the Bedford School Board, the United Fund, and Rotary where he served in all the chairs. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Floyd Brick and Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Deckard – Kenneth Deckard of Bedford, IN, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on February 16, 1932, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Raymond and Nadine (Sears) Deckard. He married Elizabeth Pollard on November 14, 1953, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons: Leo Deckard an wife, Lisa, of Arlington, IN, Kenneth Deckard, Jr. and wife, Karen, of Bedford, IN, and Richard Deckard and wife, Shaunna, of Springville, IN; one sister Esther Scott; three brothers: Bill, Raymond and Rance Deckard; seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild, one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Mansel Deckard, and one sister, Helen Hobaugh. He was a salesman in the HVAC industry and a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. He was a founing member of the Glory Road Ministries. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Brian Rogers, Reverend George Eads and Reverend Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Miller – Mary Ellen Miller of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 31, 1930, in French Lick, IN, she was the daughter of Ernest and Cletus (Picou) Cox. She married Phillip V. Miller on October 28, 1950, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one sister, Ann Ferguson and husband, Wayne, of French Lick, IN; three sisters-in-law: Edna Merry and husband, Ray, Mary Graves and Sue Acton all of Mitchell, IN; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Miller, Jr. and wife, Wilma, of Mitchell, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Dorothy Ferguson, one brother, Donald Cox, three brothers-in-law: Phyllis Graves, Perry Kendall and Bill Acton; and one sister-in-law, Martha Kendall. She retired from Carpenter Manufacturing and had also worked at Reliance Manufacturing. She was a member of the Class of 1949 of French Lick High School. She was a member of the Spice Valley Baptist Church and the Missionary Circle. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Lewis Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the funeral home.

08/09/06


Caswell – Gilbert Caswell of Williams, IN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at his residence. Born on April 16, 1924, in Upton, KY, he was the son of Bert and Sallie (Webb) Caswell. He married Emma J. Rollins on January 30, 1949, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Sally Bocock of Mitchell, IN; two sons: Damon Caswell of Williams, IN, and Howard Caswell of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Wilma Hern of Indianapolis, IN, Margie Redmon of Mooresville, IN, and Ida Stact of Mississippi; one brother, Sam Caswell of Springville, IN; five grandchildren: Melinda Meadows of Vincennes, IN, Howard Pall of Leipsic, OH, Timothy Pall of Greenwich, OH, Howard Caswell, Jr. of Bedford, IN, and Ben Elliott Caswell of Bloomington, IN; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Elsie Sego in May, 1969. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and retired from N.A.D. Crane in 1974. Graveside services will be at the Silverville Baptist Cemetery following visitation, which is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford, IN. Hestand – Melvina H. (Staggs) Hestand of Greencastle, IN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at her residence. Born on July 27, 1934, in East Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Alfred H. and Josephine E. (Oliver) Staggs. She first married Louis Sutt and he preceded her in death. She later married John L. Hestand and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Robin M. DeGarmo of Colorado; one son, James M. Sutt of Colorado; two brothers: Melvin H. "Dick" Staggs of Buddha, IN, and Terry Staggs of Indianapolis, IN; four sisters: Mary B. Copeland of Arizona, Janie Worley of Oklahoma, Judy Gee of Sanborn, IN, and Helen Killion of Illinois; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Danny Sutt; one daughter, Melissa A. Hestand; and four brothers: Fred, Alfred, Gerald and Douglas Staggs. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Hillenburg Cemetery in Monroe County, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Lane – Ernest W. Lane of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 28, 1918, in English, IN, he was the son of Jacob and Blanche (Hammond) Lane. He married Virginia Rose Newlin in July 28, 1946, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Martha Best and husband, Harvey, of Madison, IN; one son, David Lane and wife, Sue, of Gallatin, TN; three brothers: Melvin and Jack Lane of Birdseye, IN, and Andrew Lane of Logansport, IN; one sister, Lula Belle Bean of English, IN; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: Elmer, Paul and Earl Lane. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. He was employed for more than fifty years at Crawford-Morris Lumber Company, retiring in 1998. He was a charter member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with Reverend Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, August 12, 2006, at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

08/07/06


Moore – Margie Moore of Bedford, IN, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at her residence. Born on August 2, 1927, in West Baden Springs, IN, she was the daughter of William G. and Grace (Gardner) Way. She married Francis E. Moore on January 26, 2946, in Bedford, IN, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Carol Fish and husband, John, of Bedford, IN; three sons: Edward D. Moore and wife, Dixie, of Bedford, IN, Thomas A. Moore and wife, Pamela, of Avoca, IN, and Richard L. Moore and wife, Angela, of Shoals, IN; two sisters: Janet (Way) Tidd and husband, David, of Bedford, IN, and Wanda (Way) West and husband, Wendell of Springville, IN; five brothers: John Way and wife, Ruth, and Robert Way all of Bedford, IN, Paul Way and wife, Martha, of Mitchell, IN, Jerry Way and wife, Becky, of Florida, and Larry Way and wife, Diane, of Ellettsville, IN; one half-brother, William Way of Indianapolis, IN; one step-brother, Larry Kern and wife, Betty, of Bedford, IN; eight grandchildren: Anthony, Brian, Matthew and Terry Moore, Susan Furnace, Jennifer Smith, Michelle Gibson and Melissa Hampton; one step-grandson, Kenny Fish; and twenty-one great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, James Way; two sisters: Wilma (Way) Garner and Brenda (Way) Sears and one grandson, Christopher Moore. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan Church of Bedford. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brothers Gordon Tilley, Anthony Moore, and Matthew Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Moore, Brian Moore, Matthew Moore, Terry Moore, Justin Smith and James Gibson. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2006, at the funeral home.

08/06/06


Taylor – Eli Taylor, Jr. of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, August 6, 2006, at his residence. Born on July 12, 1935, in Laurel County, KY, he was the son of Eli and Nellie May (Rush) Taylor. He married Jewel Ramsey on September 4, 1976, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Sharon Winston of Bloomington, IN, and Debbie Wilson and husband, Joe, of Bedford, IN; one son, Ben Taylor and wife, Tina, of Bedford, IN; two step-daughters: Joyce Rightsell of Florida, and Debbie Reynolds of Mitchell, IN; one sister: Verna May Kirk and husband, Denny, of Mitchell, IN; six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Bennie, Alford and Delford Taylor; and one sister, Juanita Brewer. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. He was a carpenter and had been employed at RCA. He was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2006, at the Patton Hill Cemetery with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

08/05/06


Green – Carl Green of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born on February 14, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ralph and Dora Evalou (Fountain) Green. He married Gloria Delaney and she preceded him in death on February 17, 1995. Surviving are three sons: Michael A. Green of Mitchell, IN, Joe Green of English, IN, and Danny Green and wife, Robin, of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Rita Myer of Spencer, IN; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law: Mary Green of Bedford, IN, and Alice Green of Kokomo, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Gerald and William Green. He was a retired plumber and steamfitter from Triangle & Leahy in Bedford, IN. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 136. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford and attended the White River Baptist Church. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post No. 33. Friends and family are welcome to attend. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Grant – Ida Diann (Rodman) Grant of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 22, 1946, she was the daughter of Theodore and MaryAnn (Parker) Rodman. She married Lewis Grant on July 5, 1979, in Benton, AR, and he survives. Also surviving are one step-son, Lewis "Lewie" Grant, Jr. of Benton, AR; one step-daughter, Sharon Simmons of Benton, AR; four sisters: Anita Horner and husband, Jim, Marilyn Meadows, Mickee Gilbert and husband, Jim, all of Bedford, IN, and Barbara Brooks and husband, Daniel, of Mitchell, IN; three brothers: Bill Rodman and wife, Kay, Randy Rodman and wife, Ann, all of Bedford, IN, and Theodore "Ted" Rodman and wife, Evelyn, of Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wilburn "Butch" Rodman, and a step-daughter, Joan Grant. She was a graduate of Needmore High School and a member of the Bedford First Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a homemaker and retired from hospital maintenance in Arkansas. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2006, at the Bedford First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

08/03/06


Dobson – Willard "Willie" Dobson of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, August 3, 2006, at his residence. Born on August 28, 1936, in Orleans, IN, he was the son of Henry and Belva Opal (Turner) Dobson. He first married Barbara Burton and later married Judy (Swider) Strange on May 6, 1977, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Greg Strange of San Diego, CA, and Steve Dobson of Mitchell, IN; five daughters: Krista Hall of Orleans, IN, Shelly Spearman of Atlanta, GA, Susan Dobson of Joseph, OR, Shiela Grimes of Muncie, IN, Sarah Holiday of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Calvin Dobson of New Smyrna Beach, FL; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Marilyn King and Evelyn McFarland; and three brothers: Harry, Robert and Richard Dobson. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was self-employed as a barn painter and had owned Union 76 at Four Points. He had driven a fuel truck for Mullie Petroleum. He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, August 7, 2006, at the funeral home. Mathis – Rose F. (Walls) Mathis of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, August 3, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born on August 30, 1924, in Superior, WY, she was the daughter of Victor and Mary (Ruffato) Orlandi. She first married Charles William Walls on November 23, 1943, and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1975. She then married Robert Mathis on May 23, 2003, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mary Lee Hughes of Bedford, IN; three sons: Richard H. Walls and wife, Patty, Bruce W. Walls and wife, Vondale, both of Silverville, IN, and Leslie C. Walls and wife, Sara of Bedford, IN; sixteen grandchildren: Jerry W. Hughes of Indianapolis, IN, Eric A. Hughes and wife, Brandi, Sean M. Hughes and wife, Mindy, Kelli F. Spires and husband, Jack, Krista J. Pemberton and husband, Nathan, all of Bedford, IN, Bryan R. Walls and wife, Sara, of Grand Forks, ND, Monica F. Walls of New Orleans, LA, Lindy Henderson and husband, Larry, of Springville, IN, Jeremy W. Walls and wife, Kim, of Ellettsville, IN, James B. Walls and wife, Kirstie, of Mitchell, IN, Erin N. Mathis and husband, James, of Silverville, IN, Michael W. Walls and wife, Christine, of Davenport, IA, Christopher D. Walls and wife, Angela, of Princeton, IN, Chad A. Walls and fiance, Julia Godsey, of Bedford, IN, Kelly J. Bauer and Zachary Scott Colvin, both of Bedford; twenty-nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one son: Jimmy Lynn Walls in infancy; and three great-grandsons: Evan Kimble Hughes, Taron Sean-Rayan Hughes and Tegan James Walls. She was a group leader at RCA in Bloomington, IN, for thirty-three years, retiring in 1984. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bedford, IN. She was an amateur painter. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Elder Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery in Silverville, IN. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2006, at the funeral home.

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