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Obituaries 2006 – 11 (November)

11/30/06

Hurst – Lawrence E. "Bud" Hurst of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, November 30, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford. Born on September 30, 1939, he married Judy Johnson, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons: Mike Smith of Florida, Mark Smith of Indianapolis, IN, and David Smith of Kansas; five daughters: Debbie Smith of Florida, Sheila Aslinger of Kansas, Rebecca Johnson of Bedford, IN, Tonya Amstutz of Williams, IN, and April Jones of Owensburg, IN; two brothers: Clifford Smith of Tennessee and Sonny Smith of Florida; one sister, Wanda Bryane of Michigan; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services for the family will be private. There will be no calling hours or funeral. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Victory Life Church in Bedford, IN. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Smith – M. Pauline Smith of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, November 30, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell. Born on October 5, 1918, in Orleans, IN, she was the daughter of James Albert and Minnie (Edwards) Isom. She married Gayle F. Smith on November 21, 1940, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2001. Surviving are one son, Thomas R. Smith and wife, Pam, of Mitchell, IN; two nieces: Beverly Johns and Linda Stillson; and three great-nephews: Kyle and Eric Stillson and Troy Johns. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Edward Isom, and one sister, Geneva Williams. She had been a saleswoman at the LaMode Dress Shop in Kokomo, IN. She was a member of the Class of 1937 of the Mitchell High School. She was an eighty-one year member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 352, the Mitchell Manor Red Hat Society and the bell choir. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Bill Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, IN.

11/29/06


Dorsett – Julia F. Tow Dorsett of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell, IN. Born on May 14, 1925, in Martin County, IN, she was the daughter of Ora and Margaret (Hardesty) Melvin. She separately married Tobe Bake, Harold Lee, Cletus "Zeke" Tow and Lawrence "Cookie" Dorsett and they all preceded her in death. Surviving are three daughters: Agatha Ramey of Bloomington, IN, Anna L. "Sissi" Craig and husband, Mark, of Mitchell, IN, and Julie Tow of Mitchell, IN; one son, William Keith Baker of Indianapolis, IN; one sister, Verdene McNeel of Mitchell, IN; three grandchildren: Machel Turner and husband, Tony, of Monrovia, IN, Kari Kinder Terrell of Mitchell, IN, and Jae Tolbert of Mitchell, IN; two great-grandchildren: Kristopher Kinder of Mitchell, IN, and Michael Morin of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Hazel Deibel, Velma Joan Melvin and Helen Melvin; three brothers: Ora O'Dell, Pearle and Lowell Melvin; and one grandson, Danny Melton. She was a former co-owner of Zeke's Restauant and Lounge. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary No. 9107. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Allen Colwell officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Henderson – Gerald Dene Henderson of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell. Born on August 3, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Clifford and Leona (Goodman) Henderson. He married Gladys Marie Grow on December 1, 1945, and she preceded him in death. Surviving are one son, Gary D. Henderson and wife, Betty, of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Jared Henderson, and one granddaughter, Amanda Jo Blake, both of Bedford, IN; and one great-granddaughter, Maraya Blake. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert D. Henderson. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He was a stone planerman and a member of the Laborers Union. He was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Sunday, December 2, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Lamb – Bryson David Lamb of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Born on November 6, 2006, he was the son of Troy and Becky Lamb of Bedford, IN, and they survive. Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, David and Brenda Burns of New Salisbury, IN; maternal grandparents, Cecil and Gloria Brock of Bedford, IN; paternal great-grandparents, June and Earl Bruce of New Salisbury, IN; paternal great-grandfather, Ralph Lamb of Palmyra, IN; paternal great-great-grandmother, Amelia Saulmon of Corydon, IN; materna great-grand-father, George White of Smithville, IN; maternal great-great-grandmother, Lorene White of Smithville, IN; two aunts, Heather Spells of New Salisbury, IN, and Cheryl Hernandez of Bedford, IN; and two uncles: Dennis Brock of Bedford, IN, and David Brock of Bloomington, IN. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple in Bloomington, IN. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, IN. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the Shiloh Pentecostal Temple. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. McBride – John I. McBride of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on January 25, 1928, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Ila Earl and Mary Geneva (Bennett) McBride. He married Joan Cook on April 24, 1948, in Bedford, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Curtis McBride and wife, Diana, and John E. McBride and wife, Nine, all of Bedford, IN; one brother, Don McBride of Bedford, IN; three grandchildren: Todd McBride and wife, Kristal, of Bedford, IN, Ryan McBride of Indianapolis, IN, and Bailey McBride of Bedford, IN; two great-grandchildren: John Henry and Tatom Lynn McBride, both of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Dorothy, Vonda and Rose. He was a Lawrence County Sheriff and farmer. He was a member of the Class of 1947 of the Shawswick High School. He was a member of the Bedford F. & A.M. No. 14, the Dive Christian Church, and a life member of the Indiana State Sheriff's Association and F.O.P. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Minister Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, and from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Masonic services will be at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Tinsley – Eunice Christine Tinsley of Mitchell, IN, died Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on July 2, 1932, in Scottsville, KY, she was the daughter of Charlie W. and Letha B. (Bridges) Smith. She married William R. Tinsley on February 7, 1948, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, William Joel Tinsley of Evansville, IN; one daughter, Vivian Lynn Mullinax of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Charline Giroud of Greenwood, IN, and Carolyn Sue Stone of Indianapolis, IN; two granddaughters: LaKrista Lewis of Mitchell, IN, and Natosha Guthrie of Stamping Ground, KY; seven great-grandchildren: Donavan Lewis, Conner Guthrie, Dylan Lewis-Ferry, Seth Guthrie, Dawson Ferry, Evan Guthrie and Audrianna Guthrie. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Ellon F. France. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Scottsville, KY. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, December 1, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.


11/28/06


Hewett – Margie V. (Kern) Hewett of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell, IN. Born on September 15, 1918, in Long Point, IL, she was the daughter of William and Nellie (Standiford) Denton. She married Paul W. Kern in Crawford County, IN, in 1936, and he preceded her in death in 1976. She then married Elbert Hewett in 1982, and he preceded her in death in 1994. Surviving are one daughter, Anita Beavers of Bedford, IN; one son, L. Joe Kern and wife, Patricia, of Mims, FL; one brother, Robert Denton of Louisville, KY; one daugher-in-law, Judy Kern of South Daytona Beach, FL; eight grandchildren: Shawn Parrish, Robin Robinson and husband, Jimmy, Stephanie Janes and husband, Mark, Danny Ingram and wife, Christy, Lori Young, Monica Katrick and husband, Mark, Joseph Kern and wife, Teri, and Brandon Kern and wife, Lisa; sixteen-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Paul W. "Pete" Kern; three sisters: Myrtle McDaniels, Blanche Crosby and Lizzie Fromme; and brother, Charles Denton, and one great-grandchild, Jeremy Ingram. She was a homemaker. She worked for thirteen years at General Motors Central Foundry in Bedford, IN. She attended East Oolitic Community Church and was a member of the St. Gabriel Episcopal Church in Titusville, FL. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Knott Cemetery in Lawrence County, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006, and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home.

11/27/06


Martin – Adam C. Martin of Mitchell, IN, died Monday, November 27, 2006, at his residence. Born on July 18, 1984, in Salem, IN, he was the son of Gary and Linda Lee (Walls) Martin. He married Andrea Raylaine Jones on October 17, 2005, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Levi Cain and James Henry Martin, both at home; his parents, Gary and Linda Martin of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Derrick Wayne Martin and wife, Katrina, of Salem, IN; grandparents: Bob and Marge Martin of Mitchell, IN, and Fred and Helen Walls of Campbellsburg, IN; two nieces: Kaylee and Paige Marie; and two nephews: Blake and Darion. He was employed at the Riverview Farms, Inc. in Orleans, IN. He was a member of the Crane Village Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastor Paul Jones, Pastor Denver Craft and Reverend Chuck Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in the Talbott Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, December 1, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home.

11/25/06


Rhodes – Wilma P. Rhodes of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on July 18, 1916, in Salem, IN, she was the daughter of Dempsey VanBuren and Leva Violet (Hougland) Colglazier. She married Earl Wilson, Harvey Porter and Ray Rhodes, and they all preceded her in death. Surviving are seven daughters: Adrienne Clouse and husband, Henry, Jr., of Mitchell, IN, Jackie Brown of Indianapolis, IN, Wanda Hitchcox, Norma Frye, Nancy Field, and Dot Puckett, all of Bloomington, IN, and Ramona Gatewood of Poseyville, IN; one son, Robert Morgan of Winnfield, LA; one sister, Christine Johnson of Scottsburg, IN; twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty-two great-grandchildren, and thirty-four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons: Ronnie and Bob Rhodes; four grandchildren: Robert Morgan, Jr., Robert Allan Hitchcox, Michael Bowlen and Shelly Staggs; and two great-grandchildren: Carter Hinderliter and Laura Lee Mack. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Church of God in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastor Roland Holtsclaw and Pastor Kenny Bundy officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the First Church of God Youth Group. Schoolcraft – Norma M. Schoolcraft of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on January 23, 1928, in Morgan County, IN, she was the daughter of Nathan Thomas and Ermell M. (Haase) Ward. She married Russell Schoolcraft on April 12, 1946, and he survives. Also surviving are one son, Thomas Schoolcraft of Bloomington, IN; two daughters: Linda Jones and husband, Greg, of Panama City, FL, and Mitzi Flynn and husband, John, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Barbara Hardy and husband, Guy, of Bloomington, IN; eight grandchildren: Todd Roberts, Bret Carmichael, Thomas and Troy Schoolcraft, Mindy Schuth, Jennifer and Micah Flynn; eight great-grandchildren: Cody, Brandee, Raegan, Larissa, Thomas Lee, Jr., Amber, Blake and Shane; and one niece, Judy Deckard of Spencer, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents. She worked as a waitress for the Greystone Hotel, Rustic Inn and Jack's in Mitchell, IN. She was a member of the Eagles in Bedford and recently earned the Longest Living Eagles Couple award. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Glenn Duncan and Pastor Chris Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the charity of the donor's choice.

11/24/06


Beal – Minnie Rosetta Hildum Beal of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born on April 1, 1915, in Peerless Quarry, IN, she was the daughter of Leonard A. and Cora Ann (Strange) Hildum. She married Elmer Kenneth Beal on July 29, 1931, and he preceded her in death on December 13, 1968. Surviving are two daughter: Valetta Brown of Bedford, IN, and Judith Beal of Avoca, IN; three sons: Loren Beal of Nevada, Jack Beal and wife, Carolyn, of Bloomington, IN, and Tug Beal and wife, Shirley, of East Oolitic, IN; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters: Pearl Manzenberger, Hazel Duncan, Bertha Hudson and Kate Beasley; three brothers: Claude, Austin and Homer Hildum; and one great-granddaughter, Paige Dianne Beal. She was a former employee of M. Fine and Sons, Sarkes Tarzian. She retired after seventeen years of service at RCA in Bloomington, IN. She was a member of the Peerless Trinity Pentecost Church. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Millard Jones and Pastor Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Caraway – Dora Mae (Basinger) Caraway of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center inBedford. Born on May 31, 1946, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of James Benjamin and Agnes Mayme (Cassidy) Basinger. She married Thomas E. Caraway on August 26, 1967, at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN, and he survives. Also surviving are one sister, Mary Lucas and husband, Carl, of Bedford, IN; three brothers: Louis E. Basinger and wife, Gerri, of Bedford, IN, Robert A. "John" Basinger of Heltonville, IN, and Frank E. Basinger and wife, Janet A., of Bedford, IN; one sister-in-law, Beverly Kennedy of Needmore, IN; one brother-in-law, Charles Pruitt of Bedford, IN; nieces and nephews: Michael E. Basinger, Mario J. Basinger, Paul David Basinger, Robert E. Pruitt, Donna K. Clark, Angela D. Basinger, Grace A. Clements, April D. Basinger, Janet Sue Meadows, Lisa A. Hoggett, Patricia L. Stalker, Angie C. Lucas and Ryan Fisher; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Anna Lee and Wilma Jean Basinger, both in infancy, and Teresa M. Pruitt; two brothers: Bernard P. Basinger in infancy and James Basinger; and one sister-in-law, Cecilia Sue Basinger. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, the Altar Society and the Ladies of Columbus of the Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006, at the St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in Bedford, IN, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. A Rosary service will begin at 7:30 p.m. during calling hours at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Johnson – Tony L. Johnson of Mitchell, IN, died Friday, November 24, 2006, at his residence. Born on April 21, 1962, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Ronald R. "Nub" and Vickie Ann (Capien) Johnson. Surviving are one son, Ronald L. Johnson of Mitchell, IN; his mother, Vickie, of Mitchell, IN; one brother, Steven W. Johnson of Mitchell, IN; and two grandchildren: Lillian Joanne and Drew Allen Ferguson. He was preceded in death by his father and one daughter, Amanda S. Johnson. He had been employed at the Lehigh Cement Company. He was a member of the Class of 1980 of the Mitchell High School. He was baptized into the First Christian Church in Mitchell, IN, and attended the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home.

11/23/06


King – Pauline King of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at her residence. Born on January 15, 1932, in Ewing, VA, she was the daughter of John and Lula Mae (Wilder) Hatfield. She married Raymond E. King on May 19, 1984, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Darlene Voorhies of Mitchell, IN; two sisters: Helen Fleetwood of Bedford, IN, and Wilma Cheek of Fayetteville, IN; two grandsons: Charlesn McKnight and Michael Voorhies; and four great-grandchildren: Brian and Heather Knight, and Elijah and Abigail Voorhies. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Kenny Hatfield, and one grandson, K.P. Voorhies. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Stephen Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Sunday, November 26, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Meadows – Donna A. Meadows of Springville, IN, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at her residence. Born on July 16, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Curtis Napoleon and Bertha Mae (Blake) Andis. She married Franklin Lee Meadows on October 11, 1961, and he survives. Also surviving are her mother, Bertha, of Springville, IN; one daughter, Tina Lynn Phillips and husband, Wesley, of Springville, IN; one son, Franklin Lee Meadows, II of Bedford, IN; four sisters: Janice Carol Kern of Bedford, IN, Janet Mae Morrow of Springville, IN, Teresa Gayle Turner and husband, Rick, of Williams, IN, and Barbara Jo Perry and husband, William, of Springville, IN; three brothers: James Curtis Andis and wife, Jan, Michael Kenneth Andis and David Allen Andis and wife, Susan; one sister-in-law, Betty Lou Meadows of Bedford, IN; one brother-in-law, Michael Meadows and wife, Mary, of Taylorsville, IN; five grandsons: Daniel Curtis and Darren Wesley Phillips, both of Springville, IN, Sean Matthew, Dylan Scott and Ethan Andrew Meadows, all of Bedford, IN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, two daughters: Tonya Lee and Sonya Deel one sister, Linda Kay Andis; and one grandson, Christopher Lee Meadows. She was an Avon representative for over twenty-five years. She was of the Christian faith. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Rick Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2006. Pruett – James G. Pruett of Bedford, IN, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on June 28, 1939, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Beryl J. and Frances Elizabeth (Owens) Pruett. Surviving are three sisters: Barbara Hillenburg of Bedford, IN, Mary Lou Thompson of Bedford, IN, and Marilyn Jean Conrad of Ramsey, IN; and one brother, Glen David Pruett of Cummings, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Dean Pruett. He was of the Christian faith. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2006, at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Cemetery in Silverville, IN, with Pastor Ed Owens officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

11/21/06


Hall – Constance J. (Connie) Hall of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Born on December 17, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John E. and Grace Ellen (Asbury) Martin. She married Ernest E. Hall on April 23, 1983, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons: Shannon Fortner and wife, Donna, of Bedford, IN, and Troy Haggard and wife, Azizah, of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Dana Martin of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Janice Wigley and husband, Frank, of Bedford, IN, and Carol Aston of Florida; five grandsons: Cody Hearth, Scott Cunnigham, Caleb and Jackson Ikerd and Harvey Haggard. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, David Haggard, and one daughter, Erika Hall. She was a cashier at Pay-N-Packit and a teller at the First United Bank and Bedford Credit Union. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Services will be at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2005, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester, MN. Reuter – Helen L. Reuter of Bedford, IN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born on February 25, 1913, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of John and Zella Mae (Williams) Manzenberger. She married Robert L. Reuter on August 30, 1930, and he preceded her in death on February 2, 1973. Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Margot Reuter of Bedford, IN; one grandson, Ronald Reuter and wife, Linda, of Bedford, IN; one granddaughter, Mona Gould and husband, Daniel, of Bedford, IN; one brother, Frank Manzenberger of Oolitic, IN; five sisters: Angie Sego, Mildred Deckard, Louella Clampitt and Alpha McKnight, all of Bedford, IN, and Mary Jane Moses of Columbus, IN; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Gordon Reuter; three brothers: Joe, William and John, Jr., Manzenberger; one sister, Katherine Covey, and one grandson, Raymon Reuter. She retired from Indiana University. She was a member of the Dive Christian Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. York – Catherine York of Mitchell, IN, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at her residence. Born on April 18, 1930, in French Lick, IN, she was the daughter of Loren and Esther (Moore) Groff. She first married Frank Parsons and he preceded her in death. She later married Willis E. York, and he also preceded her in death. Surviving are five daughters: Rosemary Yother of Orleans, IN, Linda Ray of Cloverdale, IN, Debbie Neely of Bedford, IN, Connie York of Fayetteville, IN, Patricia Milligan of Mitchell, IN; three sons: Frank Parsons of Huntingburg, IN, Charlie York of Seymour, IN, Ray York of Mitchell, IN; six stepsons: Eddie York, Cecil York, Jerry York, David York, David Asbury and Tommy Asbury; two stepdaughters: Marsha Webb and Sue Baker; three sisters: Rosemary Brown, Brenda Markham, Betty Carter; two brothers: James and Jack Groff; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one stepson, Johnny York; one sister, June Hall; two brothers: Jack and Kenneth Groff; one grandson, Raymond York, Jr.; one step-great-granddaughter, Heather Rose York; and two stepchildren in infancy. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of the Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene and attended the Bride of Christ Church in Mitchell, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society.

11/20/06


Fischer – Lillian M. Fischer of Avoca, IN, died Monday, November 20, 2006, at her residence. Born in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of John and Jaime E. (Whitted) Fischer, and they survive. Also surviving are one sister, Layla K. Fischer; maternal grandmother, Linda Whitted of Avoca, IN; maternal great-grandparents, Dave and Betty Whitted of Avoca, IN; maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Giles of Bedford, IN; paternal great-grandmother, Mary P. Fischer of Mequon, WI; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Robert Fischer, Sr. and Judith Fischer, and maternal grandfather, Don Whitted. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, November 24, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/19/06


Edwards – Martha Maxine Edwards of Mitchell, IN, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at the Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center in Mitchell. Born on January 20, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, she married George W. Edwards on March 5, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1974. Surviving are three daughters: Lesa Kay Humphreys and husband, Lee, of Orleans, IN, Lou Ann Craig and husband, Sam, of Bedford, IN, and Melanie McPherson and husband, Mark, of Mitchell, IN; one son, Michael W. Edwards and wife, Susan Marie, of Mitchell, IN; eight grandchildren: Rachel Dersch, Jennifer VanSlyke, Jessica Humphreys, Ashely Proctor, Ashley and Alex Craig, Cody William Edwards, and Tara Grissom. She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances "Mae" Day. She was a homemaker. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Pastor Steve Epley officiating. Burial will follow in the Huron Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Humphreys, Sam Craig, Danny Dersch, Jonathan VanSlyke, Brock Procter and Paul Spreen. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Phillips – William A. Phillips of Springville, IN, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at his residence. Born on June 26, 1943, he was the son of Lee and Ottie Phillips. He married Virginia Broome on March 18. 1966, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons: Jerome Hettle and wife, Debbie, and Wesley Phillips and wife, Tina; one daughter, Lisa Hillenburg and husband, Robin; three brothers: Wendell Phillips and wife, Joyce, Boyd Phillips and wife, Mary, and Danny Phillips and wife, Connie; three sisters: Loretta Keseric, Joyce Godsey and husband, Alfred, and Zella Keithley and husband, Mitchell; six grandchildren: Colin Crose, Carla Hettle, Darren and Daniel Phillips, Dawn and Chad Hillenburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters: Mossie Martin and Evalee Phillips, and one brother, Hobart Phillips. He worked in the limestone quarries. He worked for the past twenty-two years for Stan Armstrong Cattle Farm in Springville, IN. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Brother Wendell Phillips and Brother Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/17/06


Crail – Jan E. Crail of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 17, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Surviving are her mother, Alice "June" Sims of Indianapolis, IN; one son, Todd Crail of Pendleton, IN; one sister, Sherry Vail of Indianapolis, IN; and one brother, Bruce Hawkersmith of Greenwood, IN. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2006, at the Feeney-Hornak Mortuary, 1307 North Shadeland Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, and from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home.

11/15/06


Baker – Neil K. Baker of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at his residence. Born on June 29. 1937, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the son of Otto and Esther (Duke) Baker. He married Treva Mayden on June 29, 1957, and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly Sykes and husband, Scott, of Bedford, IN; one brother, James Baker and wife, Barbara, of Indianapolis, IN; one granddaughter, Krista Sykes of Bedford, IN; one brother-in-law: Hank Mayden and wife, Susan, of Bedford, IN; three sisters-in-law: Katie Deckard and husband, Jerry, of Bedford, IN, Helen Lynch and husband, Fred, of Mitchell, IN, and Evelyn Holler and husband, Bob, of Salem, IN. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a supervisor for forty-seven at the RC/Big Red Bottling in Seymour, IN. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2006, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford, IN, with Brandon Mayden officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society or the Hoosier Uplands Hospice. Cronin – Alice M. (Pace) Cronin of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November, 15, 2006, at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born on October 7, 1926, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Clyde Sr. and Mabel (Davis) Pace. Surviving are one son, Stephen Cronin and wife, Patti, of Oolitic, IN; three brothers: George Pace and wife, Gail, of Bedford, IN, Harold Pace and wife, Joyce, of Bloomington, IN, and Charles Pace and wife, Dagmar, of Bedford, IN; one sister, Phyllis Gilbert and husband, Voy, of Oolitic, IN; three grandchildren: Jill (Cronin) Silvers and husband, John, of Bloomington, IN, Angie (Cronin) Blanton and husband, Travis, of Bloomington, IN, and Derek Cronin of Starkville, MS; five great-grandchildren: Madison, Bailey and Reid Silvers, and Taylor and Katie Blanton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Clyde Pace, Jr., and one nephew in infancy, Larry Eugene Gilbert. She was a graduate of the Bedford High School and a member of the Oolitic United Methodist Church. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Grafton – Mary K. Grafton of Scottsburg, IN, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006. Born on December 30, 1914, in Bedford, IN, she was the daughter of John Owen and Ruth (Kindred) Roberts. She married Roger Grafton on August 11, 1933, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are four daughters: Marthanne Grafton McDowell and husband, Bill, of Indianapolis, IN, and Sue Grafton Humphrey and husband, Ron, of Kentland, IN, Margaret Grafton Ellison and husband, Joseph, of Houston, TX, Merrilou Grafton Luse and husband, Jon, of Scottsburg, IN; one son, Robert Grafton and wife, Carole, of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren: Kathy McDowell Johnson and husband, John, Sherri McDowell Kolarich and husband, Bob, Debbie McDowell, all of Indianapolis, IN, David Humphrey of Kentland, IN, LuAnn Humphrey of Indianapolis, IN, Steve Humphrey and wife, Norma, of Logansport, IN, Mike Humphrey and wife, Robin, of Lafayette, IN, Lisa Ellison Smith, Marc Ellison and Shana Ellison, all of Austin, TX, Brian Grafton and wife, Suzanne, Melissa Grafton Quinn and husband, Chris, all of Cincinnati, OH, Sally Luse James of Scottsburg, IN, Chriss Luse and wife, Bonnie, of Greenville, IN, Sarah Luse Holt and husband, Drew, of Largo, FL, Polly Luse Hamilton and husband, Chris, of Vincennes, IN, Cyle Luse and wife, Tara, of Jeffersonville, IN; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Class of 1930 of the Bedford High School. She was a bookkeeper/accountant for Grafton Supply & Bikeshop and Dues INDIANA, Inc. in Bedford. As a child she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford, IN. She was a member and deaconess of the Popcorn Christian Church in Popcorn, IN. She was a 4-H leader for fifteen years with the Perry Pals Club. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Louder Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Robbins – Betty Anne Robbins of Bedford, IN, died Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 4, 1942, in Williams, IN, she was the daughter of Oral and Irene (Hammersley) Todd. She married Kenneth W. Robbins Sr. on June 21, 1961, and he survives. Also surviving are two sons: Kenneth "Robby" Robbins Jr., and wife, Robin, and Matthew Robbins, all of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Stacey Sparks and husband, Bruce, of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Doris Scoggan and husband, Claude, of Columbus, IN, and Pearl Adams of Williams; four grandchildren: Isaac Robbins of French Lick, IN, and Kenny, Amber, and Stephanie Robbins, all of Bedford, IN; two step-granddaughters: Heather Sparks of Bedford, IN, and Amber Sparks of Bloomfield, IN; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Stanley, Everetty, Frank and Hubert Todd; and one sister, Mary Louise Todd Head. She was a homemaker. She was a graduate of the Williams High School. She was an Auxiliary Soldier with the Salvation Army, an active Democrat, and a volunteer for Dunn Hospice and the American Red Cross. She was a member of the DAR. She was of the Christian faith. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Brother Reno Bates and Chaplain Bob Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Lawrence County, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/13/06


Fishel – Walter Lee Fishel of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 13, 2006, at his residence. Born on December 14, 1930, in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Arnold and Craigie (Kern) Fishel. He married Vivian G. Dusard in 1953, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Vivian Ann Mylander and husband, Steve, of Blaine, MN, and Teresa Ellen Winters and husband, Austin, of Westminster, MD; three grandchildren: Andrew Mylander, of Blaine, MN, and Ryan and Kesley Winters, both of Westminster, MD; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, John Fishel. He was a veteran serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954 in the Korean War. He was a college professor of agriculture and economics, teaching at North Carolina State University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Maryland and Ohio State University, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Class of 1949 of the Monticello High School in Monticello, IN. He received his bachelor's and masters degrees from Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1970. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, IN, and served as an elder and on the board of trustees. He was a past district governor of the Indiana Lions Club. He was a Dunn Memorial Hospital Red Coat volunteer and served as Treasurer of the Dunn Foundation until 2005. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Pastor 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, November 15, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the donor's favorite charity. Stewart – Adrian D. Stewart of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 13, 2006, at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford. Born on November 7, 1940, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Marvin Ray and Olive (Rosemond Yeats) Stewart. He married Sandra C. Thomas in February, 1962. Surviving are two sons: Robert D. Stewart and wife, Jerri, and Troy Lee Stewart, all of Bedford, IN; one daughter, Carolyn D. Eisele and husband, Jim, of Bedford, IN; two brothers: Lowell L. Stewart of Georgia and Larry Stewart of Philadelphia, PA; one sister-in-law, Norma Rae Stewart and Bargersville, IN; four grandchildren: Matthew K. Stewart, Candice D. Eisele, Michael J. Stewart and Rebecca D. Eidele; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wesley "Sam" Stewart. He retired as a maintenance worker for the Indiana Department of Transportation in 1998. He was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/11/06


Dixon – James L. Dixon of Bedford, IN, died Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the Bliss House in Bedford. Born on February 15, 1918, in Pinhook, IN, he was the son of Guy O. and Lola (Crawford) Dixon. He married Dora Belle Wray on November 12, 1942, and she preceded him in death on August 31, 1999. Surviving are one daughter, Diana Jo Terry and husband, Pat, of Bedford, IN; three sons: Mike Dixon and wife, Jovy, and John Dixon and wife, Bonnie, all of Bedford, IN, and Gary Dixon and wife, Sharon, of Springville, IN; two sisters: Lucile Wever of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ida Fay White of Greenwood, IN; one brother, David Lee Dixon of Virginia; nine grandchildren: Michelle Dixon, Mirajoy Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Andrew Dixon, Christopher Dixon and wife, Melissa, Ryan Terry, Tony Orr and wife, Stephanie, Greg Orr and wife, Amanda, and Stephanie Dixon; two great-grandchildren: Camryn Dixon and Tyler Orr; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Opal Oliver and Robert Dixon; and one grandson, Josh Terry. He was was a pharmacist for more than fifty years. He was owner/operator of Dixon's Drug Store and then co-owner of Crowder's Uptown. He graduated from the Indianapolis College of Pharmacy, which is now part of Butler University. He was a member of the First Christian Church, the Elks Lodge and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be considered to the charity of your choice.

11/10/06


Brown – Nancy V. (Moore) Brown of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on Ocotber 12, 1949, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Millie (Hastings) Moore. She married Darrell E. Brown on October 20, 1979, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Samantha S. and Stephanie L. Brown, both of Leesville, IN; two step-sons: David Wesley Brown of Indianapolis, IN, and Gavin M. Brown of Bedford, IN; three sisters: Susan Humerickhouse of Odon, IN, Linda Winklepleck of Ellettsville, IN, and Sally Prince of LasVegas, NV; and one brother, Lawrence "Larry" Moore of Bedford, IN; three step-grandchildren: Zach Brown of Oolitic, and Gunner and Gracie Brown, both of Indianapolis, IN; five nieces, two nephews and several great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker. She worked at Dunn Memorial Hospital for thirty-four years as a registered nurse. She was a member of the Class of 1967 of the Plainville High School. She was a member of the Class of 1972 of the University of Evansville (LPN) and of the Class of 1983 of the University of New York (RN). She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Oolitic, IN, and of the Hidden Hills Golf Course in Owensburg, IN. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2006, and from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Pediatrics Ward, Dunn Memorial Hospital, in care of Kimberly Flinn. Fleetwood – Raymond Willard Fleetwood of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at his residence. Born on June 24, 1944, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Lessly and Helen (Sturrock) Fleetwood. He had been married to Brenda Smith Ratliff. Surviving are two daughters: Angela Chestnut and husband, Jeffery, of Lanesville, IN, and Shelley Fleetwood of Bedford, IN; six brothers: Bob and Rex Fleetwood of Bedford, IN, Ray and Everett Dean Fleetwood of Heltonville, IN, Kevin Fleetwood of Indianapolis, IN, and Ronnie Fleetwood of Ohio; four sisters: Martha Davis, Rickie Anderson and Tammy Reuter, all of Bedford, IN, and Louise Meadows of Heltonville, IN; and three grandaughters: Samantha, Alyvia and Emily Chestnut, all of Lanesville, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Edward Dale and Charles Edwin Fleetwood; one sister, Betty Jean Fleetwood; and four nieces and nephews. He served in the National Guard. He retired from GM in January, 2001, after thirty-two years of service in the tool room as a die maker. He was a graduate of the Heltonville High School. He was a member of the UAW Local 440 and the Eagles No. 654. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Thomas Chestnut officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society. McFadden – Frances M. McFadden of Michigan City, IN, died Friday, November 10, 2006, at the St. Anthony Memorial Center in Michigan City. Born on February 6, 1916, in Tippecanoe County, IN, she was the daughter of Oliver and Alice (Brinegar) Chasteen. She married Frank W. McFadden on April 6, 1935, in Lawrence County, IN, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter: Brenda K. Grogan and husband, James, of Michigan City, IN; one son, Charles N. McFadden and wife, Helen, of West Lafayette, IN; three grandchildren: Mitzi Ann McGlone of Michigan City, IN, Ellen M. McFadden of Lafayette, IN, and Patrick A. McFadden of West Lafayette, IN; great-grandchildren: Zach, Seth, Jesse, Emma Gish and TJ and Sylvia McFadden; four sisters-in-law: Oweetah Chasteen, Ruth Wright, Madalyn McFadden and Margaret McFadden; one brother-in-law, John McFadden; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Frank W. "Bill" McFadden and one brother, Charles E. Chasteen. She had been head cashier at Danners in the mall for fifteen years. She was a lifelong member of the Guthrie Christian Church in Bedford, IN, and the Happy 6 Crafters. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2006, at the Carlisle Funeral Home in Michigan City, IN, and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association.

11/08/06


Clemons – Ethel Clemons of Indianapolis, IN, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006. Born on June 26, 1917, in Cadiz, KY, she was the daughter of Johnnie and Hattie Greenwade. She married William L. Clemons, and he survives. Also surviving are three nieces: Ann Litzy, Lauretta Robinson and Sandra Franklin; one nephew, Richard Swarn; and several great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was owner of a beauty shop in Fort Wayne, IN. She graduated from the Madam C.J. Walker Beauty School. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Indianapolis and the Second Baptist Church in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Pastor Donald Griffin, Sr., officiating. Burial will follow in the New Crown Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN, with a graveside committal service beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/07/06


Harrell – Beverly Harrell of Medora, IN, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at her residence. Born on October 18, 1957, in Bloomington, IN, she was the daughter of Ford, Jr. and Patsy (Turpin) Terrell. She married Marvin Eugene Harrell on May 28, 1977, and he survives. Also surviving are her mother, Patsy, of Heltonville, IN; one son, Jason Harrell, and one daughter, Kristy Harrell, both of Medora, IN; two sisters: Debra Hollingsworth and husband, Don, and Pamela Crane, all of Bloomington, IN; one brother, Keith Terrell of Bedford, IN; and several nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a homemaker. She had been employed at the Medora School. She was a member of the Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2006, at the Midtown Church of Christ in Bedford with Dean Jackson and Mike Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, November 10, 2006, at the Midtown Church of Christ. Payne – Alberta H. Sproles Payne of Titusville, FL, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in Titusville. Born on April 30, 1922, in Brightshake, KY, she was the daughter of Sam and Nellie (France) Smith. She first married Chester Sproles and he preceded her in death. She later married Charles Payne and he survives. Also surviving are three sons: Dennis Sproles and wife, Priscella, of Williams, IN, Chester Sproles II and wife, Karen, of Martinsville, IN, and Boyd Sproles and wife, Connie, of Hollywood, FL; two daughters: Marlene Miller and husband, Norman "Duke", of Bedford, IN, and Eleanor Williams and husband, Marvin, of Titusville, FL; one brother, Morris A. Smith and wife, Shirley, of Richmond, IN; fourteen grandchildren: Mark and Mickey Miller of Bedford, IN, Lisa Miller Nelson of Knoxville, TN, Jeanie England of Martinsville, IN, Jane Sproles of Martinsville, IN, Chet Sproles III of Fishers, IN, Tony Sproles and Brian Clines, both of Casper, WY, Lori Bordner of Haysville, NC, Danny Williams of Mississippi, Tim Williams of Titusville, FL, Angela Buffaloe of Rockledge, FL, Deanna Sproles of Bedford, IN, and Dawn Edmundson of Chicago, IL; twenty-five great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son in infancy, three sisters: Dorothy Wagers, Marie Grubb and Goldie Asher; four brothers: Edwin, Alton, Wilton and Lawrence Smith; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She was a homemaker. She was employed at Kennedy Home in Martinsville, IN, and worked for Poe's Restaurant. She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and attended the Oolitic Baptist Church in Oolitic, IN. Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Don Phillips and Reverend Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

11/06/06


Guthrie – Wayne Eller Guthrie of Bedford, IN, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born on May 4, 1950, in Indianapolis, IN, he was the son of John and Ilene (Stroud) Guthrie. Surviving are three sons: Adam Guthrie of Martinsville, IN, and Dane and Conner Guthrie of Coatesville, IN; three brothers: John Estell Guthrie of Florida, Jim Guthrie of Indianapolis, IN, and Kent Hawkins of Bedford, IN; and five sisters: Joan King of Noblesville, IN, Cathy Ryan of Sellersburg, IN, Judy Bachman of French Lick, IN, Janet Rainey of Bedford, IN, and Mary Hembree of Orleans, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Marjorie, Bernadine and Patsy; and two brothers: Joe and Charles David. He was a graduate from the Mitchell High School. He received a degree in radiology in St. Louis, MO. Services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Clark Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, November 9, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel.

11/04/06


East – Joanne Louise East of Tunnelton, IN, died Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington, IN. Born on September 5, 1962, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Edward and Arlene (Schults) Ferguson. She married Mark A. East on January 19, 1979, and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Samantha Lynn Johnson of Mitchell, IN; three sons: Travis Dean, Shaun Ryan and Cody Allen East, all of Tunnelton, IN; three brothers: Dennis Ferguson of Indianapolis, IN, David Ferguson of Nebraska, and Dean Ferguson of Idaho; one sister: Sue Morton of Flat Rock; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a homemaker. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN. Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. King – Betty Ruth King of Mitchell, IN, died Saturday, November 4, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on March 15, 1933, in Allies, KY, she was the daughter of Carl and Bertha (Poynter) Knox. She married Merrill E. King on June 6, 1952, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Ruth Ann Medworth and husband, Bob, of Brazil, IN, and Kelly Morris of Mitchell, IN; one brother, John Knox of Mitchell, IN; one sister-in-law, Sandra King of Mitchell, IN; and three grandchildren: Whitney Medworth and Shawna and Shane Morris. She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters: Margaret Lutes, Beatrice Brown, Virginia Shacklette, Juanita Brown, Jeanette Napier and Carrie Knox; and five brothers: Don, Pete, Everett, Vivian and Edward Knox. She was co-owner of King's Automotive. She was a member of the Class of 1952 of the Mitchell High School. She was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church and the Spring Mill Stitchers. Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the ALS Association in care of the Chastain Funeral Home.

11/03/06


Hubbard – Thelma M. Hubbard of Fort Wayne, IN, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at the Miller's Merry Manor in Fort Wayne. Born on November 9, 1908, in Oolitic, IN, she was the daughter of Patrick A. and Mable (Hennon) Matthews. She married Elbert O. Hubbard in 1945, and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2003. Surviving are one son, Larry E. Hubbard of Valparaiso, FL; one daughter, Patricia Gallops of Fort Wayne, IN; one step-son, David Hubbard of Bedford, IN; one step-daughter, Peggy Hubbard of Bedford, IN; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wayne Matthews; and one aunt, Violet Lambert. She was a former proof-reader for the Times-Mail Newspaper in Bedford, IN, and had been employed at NWSC Crane. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN, with Reverend Tim Ahlmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Jones – Rosemary (Bush) Jones of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 3, 2006. Born on September 19, 1923, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of William Jesse and Mattie Belle (Staley) Bush. She married Warren Jones on December 11, 1943, and he preceded her in death on July 13, 2004. Surviving are one son, Dennis Lee Jones of Oolitic, IN; two daughters: Debra Susan Wisley and husband, Thomas, of Bowling Green, KY, and Linda Dianne Inman and husband, David, of Bedford, IN; two sisters: Peggy Rocco and Deloris Riley, both of Bedford, IN; one brother, William Bush of Kentucky; one grandson, Zachary Warren Jones; five granddaughters: Michele LeAnne Kirkman, Regan Renee Allenspach, Aleesha Rose Mayes, Abby Lee Hampton and Amy Marie Jones; three great-grandchildren; one godson, Timothy Rocco of Bedford, IN; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Robert Bush. She was a homemaker and a graduate of the Oolitic High School. She was a member of the Oolitic Pentecostal Church. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Root – Carol Ann Root of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at her residence. Born on April 3, 1935, in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Woodrow C. "Woody" Helen (Scott) Devine. She married Robert E. Root on January 2, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Bedford, IN, and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2002. Surviving are her mother, Helen F. Divine of Bedford, IN; two daughters: Cheryl A. Patton and Melissa A. Langley and husband, Jim, all of Bedford, IN; one son, John Eric Root of Bedford, IN; four grandchildren: Melissa McCoy of Louisville, KY, and Amanda Patton, Shannon Root and Eric Root, all of Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her father. She was a homemaker. She had worked in the laboratory at the Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford. She was a member of the Class of 1953 of the Bedford, High School. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, IN. Entombment will follow at the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Cresthaven Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Cancer Society of the Diabetes Association. Taggart – James Franklin Taggart of Bedford, IN, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, IN. Born on May 10, 1927, in Batesville, AR, he was the son of Clarence William and Florence Geneva (Smith) Taggart. He married Helen Revere Maier on June 5, 1952, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, William James Taggart of Cincinnati, OH; two daughters: Katherine Sable Taggart of Lisle, IL, and Carolyn Delight Cron of Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Taggart. He was a veteran serving in the United States Army during World War II. He retired as the advertising manager at the Times-Mail Newspaper in Bedford. He was a graduate of the Indiana University School of Music. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 and the Bedford Elks Lodge. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, IN, with Father Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

11/02/06


Hunsucker – Wanda June Hunsucker of Mitchell, IN, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at her residence. Born on December 29, 1927, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Willard and Irene (Bell) Reynolds. She married Charles Hunsucker, Jr., on December 25, 1942, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1998.

Surviving are two daughters: Charla Terrell and husband, Nelson, of Mitchell, IN, and Linda Kay Sage and husband, Fred L., of Miami, FL; one sister, Anna Mobley of Festus, MS; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Mildred Davis and Jean Armitage; one brother, Bud Reynolds; and two infant siblings.

She retired from Trav-Ler Corporation. She was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006, in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, IN, with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2006, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Monday, November 6, 2006, at the Chastain Funeral Home.

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