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Obituaries 2007 – 04 (April)

4/30/2007 Robbins — Mary K. Robbins, 79, Mitchell passed away at 11:50 a.m. Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born Dec. 16, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Franklin and Anna (Fairhurst) Watts. She married Lloyd T. Robbins Nov. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1988. She retired from General Electric. She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and an auxiliary member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Survivors include sons, John F. Robbins and wife Marie, and Lloyd S. Robbins and wife Rebecca, all of Mitchell; daughter, Dianna Faye Beasley and husband Noble of Mitchell; companion, Thomas Seybold, Mitchell; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Watts of Bedford. Her parents; husband; brothers, Charles Earlywine and one in infancy, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Margaret Pruden officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. today. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Butler — Dixie L. Butler, 67, 421 West Burton Street, Mitchell, went to be with the Lord at 5:33 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford. Born Feb. 21, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmo and Vivian (Lee) Mayden. She married Ray Butler in 1984. She was a former teller at the First National Bank and was a member of the Mitchell First Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Ray Butler, Mitchell; daughter, Bambi Aliano and husband Steve of Bedford; and grandson, Chase Aliano. Her parents preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Roland Holtsclaw and Brother Kenny Bundy officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Church of God. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Brewer — James Franklin Brewer, 66, Williams, passed away at 9 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born April 26, 1941, in Speedwell, Tenn., he was the son of Walter and Verda (Wilder) Brewer. He married Judy K. Turner June 9, 1963. He had been employed at General Motors and Otis Elevator and retired from UTC. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, the Mitchell Ministerial Association, Gideons International, and a volunteer chaplain at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Judy K. Brewer, Williams; daughter, Stacy Whigham, Shelburn; sons, Lee Edward Brewer, Houma, La., and Glen James Brewer, Sidney, Ohio; sister, Alida Wiseheart, Milford, Mich.; brothers, Claude Brewer, Freeport, Ill., John William Brewer, Metamora, Mich., Kern E. Brewer, Kern, Calif., and Keith Brewer, Waterford, Mich.; and five grandchildren. His parents; brothers, Walter Brewer Jr. and Kenneth Brewer; and sister, Dorothy Jean Teeples, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Whigham and the Rev. Robert Kirkman officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Mitchell Ministerial Association in care of the Chastain Funeral Home. Lee — Amanda Marie Lee, 21, 2684 U.S. Highway 50 East, Bedford, died at 10:47 p.m. Thursday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Born June 8, 1985, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Thomas R. and Deborah (Cundiff) Horsting. She married Ryan A. Lee on Feb. 24, 2004, in Lawrence County, and he survives. She was a station manager for Jones Oil Company in Bedford and attended the Tabernacle of Praise in Bedford. Survivors include her husband, Ryan A. Lee, Bedford; her mother, Deborah Potter and husband John of Bedford; her father, Thomas Horsting and wife Alice of Shoals; five brothers, Shayne Horsting, Fort Hood, Texas, John Potter II, Dennis Potter, Logan Potter and Kyle Potter, all of Bedford; two sisters, Ashton Horsting, Shepherdsville Air Force Base, Texas, and Tesa Horsting, Shoals; maternal grandmother, Donna Cundiff, Bedford; maternal great-grandparents, Gladys Cundiff, Shoals and Lloyd Roach, French Lick; paternal grandmother, Kay Horsting, Shoals; one niece and one nephew; and other in-laws including, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pennington, and their sons, Logan Lee and wife Kara and Brandon Pennington, all of Orleans. She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Wayne Cundiff and Jerry Horsting; and two nephews, Aiden Shayne Thomas and Brayden Thomas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Jeff Nikirk officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Tuedsay at the funeral home. Quackenbush — Barbara J. Quackenbush, 78, died at 6:25 a.m. Friday in El Paso, Texas ,while staying with her son. She retired as office manager from Ingalls Stone Co. Surviving is one son: Philip Quackenbush, El Paso, Texas; one daughter: Susan Simons, Poulsbo, Wash; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and one sister: Sally Farrell of Bedford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tim Alhemeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Dunn Memorial Hospital. Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com. Simmerman — Nelma V. Simmerman, 87, 1515 15th Street, Bedford, died at 7:15 a.m. Sunday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. Born April 23, 1920, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harley D. and Ada (Craig) Rollins. She married Robert Simmerman and he preceded her in death in 1972. She retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital where she had worked in housekeeping. She attended the New Union Church. Survivors include one son, Glen Simmerman of Bedford; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren and four nieces. She was preceded in death by one son, Keith Simmerman; one sister, Levedah Lewis; three brothers, Glen, Ermal and Ed Richards; and one grandson. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Nelma at www.daycarter.com. 4/29/2007 Brewer — James F. Brewer, 66, of Williams, died Saturday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell Lee — Amanda Marie Lee, 21, of Bedford, died Thursday at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Robbins — Mary Robbins, 79, of Mitchell, died Saturday at Stone Bridge Health Campus in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home. 4/28/2007 Buckingham — Belle P. Buckingham, 86, Bedford, formerly of Flora, Ill., died at 3:05 p.m. Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born April 15, 1921, in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of Hina and Dora (Bendavid) Quencas. She married Leo Dwight Buckingham, on Jan. 22, 1945, in Flora, Ill., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1970. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey D. Buckingham and wife Eileen of Tacoma, Wash., and Clifford Buckingham and wife Denise of Bedford; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Bowen and husband James of Tacoma, Wash., Victoria Turman and husband Sam of Kailua, Hawaii, Christopher Buckingham of Tacoma, Wash., Paul Buckingham and wife Chrissy of Mason, Ohio, and Catherine Buckingham of Maryville, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sarah Marcus of Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Joseph Quencas and a brother in infancy; and one sister, Ida Quencas. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. (CST) Monday at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora, Ill., with Dr. Bill Campbell officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call after noon (CST) Monday at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hill — Herman Gene Hill, 91, Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bedford, formerly of Medora, died at 1:10 a.m. Friday at Westview. He had worked for the B&O Railroad and was a retired farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include one nephew, Max Hill, Medora; and one niece, Barbara Hallett, North Vernon. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with the Rev. Stan Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Weddleville Cemetery in Medora with graveside military rites. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Old Weddleville Cemetery Association. Bloom — Clara Beatrice “Bee” (Armstrong) Bloom, 88, of 2324 I Street, Bedford, died at 9:13 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Born June 22, 1918, in Silverville, she was the daughter of Ivan and Nellie (Hall) Armstrong. She first married John G. McIntyre in 1941. She later married William J. Bloom on December 27, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1994. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1936. She worked at the Indiana Employment Service in Indianapolis from 1937 to 1939. She was a secretary in the Adjutant General’s Department at Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, from 1940 to 1942. She began work at Indiana Limestone Co., Inc. in April 1947 in various capacities including director, corporate secretary, and secretary to several company presidents beginning with H.H. Sakel and for John D. Tucker for fifteen years prior to her retirement in 1988. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, B.P.O.E. No. 826 and U.S. Power Squadron. Survivors include one son, Gary McIntyre of Brighton, Mich.; one grandson, Christopher McIntyre of Midland, Mich; one great granddaughter, Makenzie McIntyre of Midland, Mich.; two nieces, Niki Richards of Franklin, and Debbie K. Templeton of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, Leonard Armstrong and one granddaughter, Ava M. McIntyre. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Charlie Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. 4/27/2007 Amberg — Catherine G. Amberg, 86, Springville, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was retired as secretary from the Army Corps of Engineers after 42 years of service. Survivors include two sons, Robert Amberg Jr., Marshall, N.C., and Mark Amberg, Boyds, Md.; two daughters, Jean Sproull, Springville, and Barbara Amberg, San Francisco, Calif.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Camillus Catholic Church in Silver Spring, Md. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring. Friends may call Monday at the Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements. 4/26/2007 Bloom — Clara Beatrice Bloom of 2324 I Street died Wednesday night , April 25, at home. She was 88 years old and a member of Saint Johns Episcopal Church. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. Pace — George R. Pace, 88, 507 S Street, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George W. and Dolly (Bruce) Pace. He married Thelma O. McCain Nov. 24, 1943, in Lawrence County, and she preceded him in death on June 13, 2001. He was a truck driver with NWSC-Crane, retiring in 1973. He attended First Church of God in Bedford, was a volunteer with the Lawrence County Humane Society, St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store, Salvation Army Thrift Store and the American Red Cross Blood Bank. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre and earning the Purple Heart. Survivors include one son, Michael W. Pace and wife Mary of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter, Linda Beth Umphress; two sisters and five brothers. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rollins — Cadence Presley Rollins, infant daughter of Josh and Amanda (Roberts) Rollins, Bedford, died at 8:24 p.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Josh and Amanda Rollins of Bedford; one brother, Cameron Poe Rollins; paternal grandparents, Connie and Tom Rollins; maternal grandparents, Randy and Terry Roberts; maternal great-grandparents, Roland and Jeannine Easton and Lyle and Jean Roberts There will be no calling or services. Casey — Luella Casey, 89, of 2024 J Street, Bedford, died at 4:32 p.m. at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born April 29, 1917, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of John E. and Lillie (Clouse) Burgess. She first married Lawrence E. Fisher and he preceded her in death. She later married William Glen Casey on May 7, 1954 and he also preceded her in death. She had been employed at Reliance Manufacturing, M. Fine & Sons and NWSC Crane. Luella was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Bedford. Survivors include one son, John William Casey and wife Jean of Florida; one daughter, Jean Hubbard and husband Les of Maryland; two grandchildren: Jeffrey Hubbard of Maryland and Dawn Hubbard-Moody of North Carolina; two brothers: Carl Burgess and his wife, Mary, of Lima, Ohio; and Asa Burgess and his life companion, Carol Crane, of Bedford; one sister, Margaret Lowery of Bedford; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; three brothers: Robert M., John and Charles E. Burgess; one sister, Phyllis Burgess; and a daughter, Loretta Fisher. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Raymond Brinegar officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Abel — Glenn E. Abel, 55, 166 Poplar View Lane, Bedford, died Tuesday at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam War. He was an employee at Visteon in Bedford. Survivors include his wife, Lori (Strunk) Abel of Bedford; children: Jeremy L. Abel, and Kim Blackwell, both of Bedford and Kerry Reuter, Miami, Fla; three grandchildren; two brothers: David Abel, and Steve Abel, French Lick; two sisters: Ethel Abel and Carletta Slayton both of Indianapolis. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Johnson and the Rev. Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary. 4/25/2007 Casey — Luella Casey, 89, of 2024 J Street, Bedford, died at 4:32 p.m. Tuesday at Hospitality House in Bedford. She had been employed at Reliance Mfg., M. Fine & Sons and NWSC Crane. Survivors include one son, John William Casey of Florida; one daughter, Jean Hubbard of Maryland; two grandchildren; two brothers: Carl Burgess, Lima, Ohio and Asa Burgess, Bedford; one sister, Margaret Lowery, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Raymond Brinegar and the Rev. Doug Finney officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Cummings — Lee Roy Cummings, 75, 809 Eighth St., Bedford, died at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1931, in Oolitic, he was the son of Roy O. and Ethel (Easton) Cummings. He married Deloris M. Hall June 12, 1954, and she died Nov. 23, 2000. He was a retired truck driver for A&H Trucking. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Oolitic; a life member of Teamsters Union Local No. 135; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; American Legion Post No. 33; Past Master of the American Patriot Lodge No. 750 F&AM, Oolitic; Bedford Chapter Royal Arch Masons; Bedford Council of Cryptic Masons; Bedford Commandery Knights Templar; and was a great friend of members of the Bedford Regional Medical Center Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Group. Survivors include one son, Randy C. Cummings and wife Kathi of Indianapolis; two granddaughters: Michelle Luttrell, who was raised in the home, and husband David of Bedford and Deanna Cummings of Indianapolis; one great-grandson, Dylan Luttrell of Bedford; one brother, Larry Cummings and wife Harriett of Oolitic; one sister-in-law, Lois Brown of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Debra Elaine Moore, one son, Danny Lee Cummings; four brothers: Irving, Otis, Joseph Wayne and Lowell Eugene “Gene” Cummings; and one sister, Marie Pickett. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday until the service at the funeral home. Masonic memorial services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to La-Or-Ma Shriners Club for the Crippled Childrens Fund in memory of Lee Roy Cummings. Holt — David K. Holt, 47, of 412 Rawlins Road B, Bedford, died at 6:22 p.m. on Sunday at the Bloomington Hospital. Born July 29, 1959, in California, he was the son of Robert and Patricia (Pruitt) Holt. He was employed at Cingular Wireless in Bedford. David’s passion was country music which he loved to sing. Survivors include his parents of Bedford; one brother, Alan Holt and wife Sandi of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Matuszewski of Bedford; three aunts: Carolyn Terry of Bedford, Mary Patrick of Bloomfield and Helen Gerkin of Bedford; one uncle, John Pruitt of Ellettsville; one nephew, Robert Holt; one niece, Rebecca Holt and their mother, Victoria of Illinois. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert K. Holt. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Pace — George R. Pace, 88, S Street, Bedford, died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Abel — Glen E. Abel, 55, Bedford, died Tuesday at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. 4/24/2007 Stalker — Dale Frederick Stalker, 70, 2016 Norton Lane, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with the Lord at 11 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Born Jan. 13, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Fred and Elsie (Smith) Stalker. He married Wanda Kay Head on Jan. 7, 1961, in Bedford, and she survives. He retired from Otis Elevator in 1998 after 33 years of service. He was a graduate of Mitchell High School. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, IUE Local No. 826, and was a member of the Indiana National Guard in the 1960s. He loved to fish, hunt and work in his garden with beautiful flowers. Surviving with his wife, Wanda Kay Stalker of Bedford; are two sons: Edward Stalker and wife Pam and Harold Stalker, all of Bedford; seven grandchildren: Emily, Erin, Josh and Cheynne Stalker, and Alec Denny and Hannah Streeval, all of Bedford, and Stephanie Conklin of Bloomington; three brothers: Robert Stalker and wife Bonnie, Donald Stalker and wife Patty, and William Stalker and wife Caroline, all of Bedford; one sister, Dorothy Adams and husband Ronnie of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Doyle Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, c/o Teena Ligman, 648 Vinegar Hill Road, Bedford, IN 47421-7905. Schultz — Dorothy (Collins) Schultz, 85, Bedford, formerly of French Lick, died Sunday at Hospitality House in Bedford. She had been a homemaker and a business owner. Survivors include one son, Raymond Elmore, Middleton, Del.; one brother, Ralph Collins, French Lick; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled, but friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity in memory of Dorothy. Burchard — Helen Geraldine Burchard, 78, of Tunnelton, formerly of Williams, died at 2:02 p.m. Sunday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 29, 1928, in Williams, she was the daughter of Marvin and Bessie D. (Fields) Dorsett. She married Arlie Burchard on Jan. 12, 1951, and he survives. She was a graduate of Williams High School with the class of 1947. She retired in 2005 as the curator for the Lawrence County Historical Museum. She was a member of the Old Union Christian Church, the John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Survivors include her husband, Arlie, of Tunnelton; three sons: Robert Dean Burchard and wife Sandra Kay; Don and Bill Burchard, all of Williams; one daughter, Arlisha Charles and husband Scott of Tunnelton; one brother, Paul Dorsett of Bedford; one sister, Betty Howell of Bedford; seven grandchildren: Trisha and Eric East, Kenneth, Tracy, Jason, Donnie Burchard and Angela Bellush; six great-grandchildren: Shane Coulter, Sierra, Brianna, Victoria, and Rider Burchard, and Tyler Bellush; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Bill, Marvin Leroy and Marion Dorsett; and one sister, Nelda Gould. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Bob Kirkman and Larry King officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary. 4/23/2007 Beyers — Alan J. Beyers, 49, of Oolitic died Friday at his residence. He was a painter with Pritchett Brothers Construction. Survivors include his wife, Tina (Mitchell) Beyers; two sons, Timothy Beyers and Joshua Beyers, both at home; one sister, Robin Gates; and two brothers, Randy Byers of Greenwood and Bryan Byers of Rushville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 4/20/2007 Slaughter — Mary E. Slaughter, 90, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Lawrence County, to Benjamin F. and Martha Elizabeth (Price) Chastain. On Aug. 1, 1936, she married Elbert Slaughter Sr., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1984. Mary worked at Trav-Ler Radio & Television in Orleans for 20 years and was a member of the Leipsic United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Jack Slaughter of Montgomery, Ala., and John William Slaughter of Bloomington; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Beverly) Lee of Huron and Mrs. Robert (Norma Jean) Allen of Bedford; 13 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; and one sister, Lela Wood. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Charles Slaughter and Elbert Slaughter Jr., five brothers, Glen, Carl, Clarence, Herman, and Herschel Chastain; two sisters, Blanche Ingram and Rosa Nell Wood; two daughters-in-law; and two granddaughters. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Talbott Cemetery near Mitchell. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. 4/18/2007 Leonard — Patricia Louise Leonard, 76, 579 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, passed away Thursday evening at Bloomington Hospital. Born April 29, 1930, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Noble Winford “Speck” and Bertha Mary (Mann) Allen. She married Charles Hubert Leonard on April 8, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1999. She worked at Roberts Brass and moved to Venice, Fla., in 1969. She was a member of the Venice Bible Church. She returned to Mitchell to live with her sister and brother-in-law in 2003 and became a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Survivors include her children: Charles Philip Leonard of Mitchell, Leslie Bocock and husband Alan of Mitchell, Anthony Curtis Leonard and wife Karen of Englewood, Fla., Carla Joyce Tuttle and husband Bill of North Port, Fla., and Reagan Allen Leonard and wife Kristina of Nokomis, Fla.; brothers: Jerry Allen and wife Judy of Mitchell and Jon Allen and wife Carol of Mitchell; sisters: Peggy Earl and husband Bill of Mitchell and Portia Chapman and husband Bill of Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her parents; husband; and sisters, Lana Allen and Jan Christie Deckard, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Wagner — William “Joe” Wagner, 68, Mitchell, passed away at 7:33 a.m. Tuesday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born April 13, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Theren R. and Charlotte L. (Edwards) Wagner. He married Dorothy F. Houchin July 11, 1982. He retired from CSX Railroad with 24 years of service. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1957 and was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy F. Wagner, Mitchell; and aunt, Sarah Elizabeth Wagner of Florida. His parents; brother, Richard Dean Wagner; and sister, Patsy Patterson, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the Terry Cole Memorial Scholarship in care of Chastain Funeral Home. Fletcher — Deloros C. Fletcher, 73, of Palestine Road, Bedford, died at 10:23 a.m. Monday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born July 19, 1933, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Keith and Marguerite (Branhaum) Sluder. She married Al Fletcher on August 27, 1950, and he survives. She retired from Mid-Town Food Mart in Bedford and was a member of the Red Hat Society and the First Baptist Church in Bedford where she held many offices. Surviving with her husband, Al; are two daughters: Debra K. Reynolds and husband, Aaron of Minneapolis, Minn., and Crystal D. Arsenault and husband Jeffrey of Oolitic; one son, Alan L. Fletcher; three grandchildren: Jason Reynolds of Minneapolis, Ashley Reynolds of Tampa, Fla., and Kayti Fletcher of Oolitic; two brothers: Richard Sluder of Mitchell and Abby Todd of Monticello; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church or the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. 4/17/2007 Hoffman — Marie M. Hoffman, 90, Bedford, died at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at her daughter’s home in Bloomington. Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Dubois County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Florentina (Seitz) Schwindt. She married Herbert J. Hoffman Sept. 8, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 1987. She worked for RCA in Bloomington for 23 1/2 years as a line tester, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for 35 years; was a member of the church’s Ladies Guild; the Lutheran Retirees Group; a member of the Christian Concern, where she served as chairman for 20 years, and was an avid seamstress and quilter. Survivors include one son, Stephen W. Hoffman and wife Peggy of Shoals; two daughters: Wilma Wampler and husband William of Bloomington and Mary Fulford and husband Dave of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Carl Schwindt and wife Mary of Loogootee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons: Donald and James Hoffman; one great-granddaughter, Lacy Diamond; one sister, Helena Keller; and one brother, Leland Schwindt. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Pastor Paul Neuman and Pastor Ralph Campen officiating. Burial will be in Haysville Cemetery in Dubois County. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Sherrill — Irvin Sherrill, 76, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 12:07 p.m. Monday at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Born January 3, 1931, in Lawrence County he was the son of George Albert and Mabel (Ramsey) Sherrill. He married Roberta M. Kern on June 2, 1951, and she survives. He was a graduate of Heltonville High School with the class of 1950. He was employed in die cast at General Motors for 19 years and was a stock handler for Kroger Stores in Bedford and New Albany for 22 years. Irvin was a member of Dive Christian Church where he had served in various offices for 45 years. He loved the Lord and did the Lord’s work helping others and being there for them. He was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of the Broadview Bowling Club, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI), U.A.W. Local No. 440 and U.F.C.W. Local No. 227. Irvin enjoyed spending winters in Melbourne, Fla. where he attended the Harbor City Christian Church. Surviving with his wife, Roberta; are two sons: Timothy Alan Sherrill and wife Debbie, George Edward Sherrill and wife, Paulette all of Bedford; one daughter, Julie Ann Keith and husband Lionel of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren: Debra Wright, Leslee Staggs and husband, Jeff, Jamie Magill and husband, Josh, Beth Hayes and husband, J.D., Jennifer Denesha and husband, Paul, Meghan and Marci Carmichael, Brandon Umphress, Brenda and Kyle Keith; 17 great-grandchildren: Tierra, Donna and Matthew Wampler, Janet Wright, Trenadee and Landon Staggs, Katie Voorhies, Sadie and Trevor Magill, Alex Crane, Wil and Anna Hayes, Avery and Hayden Denesha, Cayden and Riley Keith and Branson Keith; one sister, Mary Wynkoop of Lebanon; two brothers: Kenneth Sherrill and wife, Jeannie and Ralph Sherrill and wife, Phyllis all of Norman; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Sherrill of Seymour. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Julie Loy Sherrill; one brother, Clyde Sherrill; and one sister, Stella Adams. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson and Phil McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church. Fletcher — Delores Fletcher, 73, Bedford, died at 10:23 a.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. 4/15/2007 Ollis — Franklin Eugene Ollis, 74, of Bedford, died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Fay Ollis; one daughter, Pam (Ollis) Small; and one son, Tim Ollis. Services will be 2 p.m. on Monday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m. until till services Monday at the funeral home. 4/14/2007 Amick — Charlotte I. Amick, 84, 108 Amick Lane, Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at White River Lodge. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one son, James M. Amick, Needmore; two brothers, Dr. John Medlock, Bedford, and Charles Medlock, Anderson; and one sister, Barbara Williams, Bedford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hopkins Cemetery in Needmore. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service. 4/13/2007 McKee — Ollie Joann McKee, 73, 3100 Shawnee Drive, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born April 17, 1933, in Dyer County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of Jodie B. and Ollie B. (Riggs) Moody. She married Herbert LeRoy McKee on July 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 2004. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Bedford and a member of the Red Hat Society at StoneBridge Health Campus. Survivors include two sons, Larry McKee and wife Phyliss of Portage, and Paul McKee of Bedford; two daughters, Linda Canada and husband Douglas of Bedford and Charlotte Jordan and husband Robert of Knightdale, N.C.; one brother, Joe Alvin Moody and wife Billie of Newbern, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Jeff McKee and wife Sarah of LaPorte, Andrew McKee of Portage, Jesse McKee and wife Cara of Bedford, Brian McKee of Bedford, Allison Canada of Bedford, Matthew Canada and wife Courtney of Mitchell, and Mark McKee of Ellettsville; and two great-grandchildren, Jeff McKee II and Drew Michael McKee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Maurine Turner. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Kendall — Nora A. Kendall, 97, 1117 Orchard Street, Mitchell, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor. Born Jan. 14, 1910, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Albert “Buck” and Maggie (Ollis) Hamilton. She married Rollie C. Kendall on Sept. 29, 1928, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1966. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Mitchell. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Clayton R. Kendall and wife Leah Jane of Linden, Kenneth R. Kendall and wife Marion of Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol D. Kendall and wife Martha of Mitchell; one daughter-in-law, Anetra Kendall of Mitchell; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one half-brother, Lloyd Hamilton of Crothersville. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald L. Kendall; one sister, Mary Nicholson; and one grandson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell with the Rev. William Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Haverly Chapel. Amick — Charlotte Amick, 84, Needmore, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. 4/11/2007 McDowell — Justin A. McDowell, 23, of 1148 Greer Lane, Springville, passed away Tuesday. Born on March 14, 1984, in Midwest City, Okla., he was the son of Jon McDowell and Kathy (Haag) McDowell. He was a machine operator at Bedford Machine and Tool. Surviving are his parents of Springville; two brothers, B.J. and Maria McDowell and Matthew McDowell both of Springville; his companion, Sarah Parker of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Opal and Mary McDowell of Springville; maternal grandparents, Bill and Janet Haag of Bedford; maternal great grandmother, Loeva Haag of Springville; two nephews, Logan and Hayden McDowell of Springville and several other loving relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Gerald Haag; and his maternal great-grandmother, Hilda Toothman. Justin loved his family and friends, racing, fishing, music and the outdoors. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Jim McDowell and the Rev. Kevin Giggy officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Riley Hospital. 4/10/2007 Latta — Lucille Latta, 87, M Street, Bedford, died at 12:17 a.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born Feb. 24, 1920, in Buhl, Idaho, she was the daughter of Jens Lassen and Hulda Kleunder. She married John R. Latta on June 13, 1946, and he preceded her in death March 17, 1990. She was a graduate of Filer High School in Idaho. She was a member of Bedford First Baptist Church, Lawrence County Art Association, and the Bedford Chapter Red Hat Society. She was a bookkeeper for Bruner Engineering in Missouri. Survivors include one son, Gary Latta and wife Jane of Bedford; two sisters: Elaine Orthel and husband John of Filer, Idaho, and Dorothy Schwartz of Sweet Home, Ore.; two brothers: Raymond Lassen and wife Florence and Vernon Lassen and wife Esther, all of Clover, Idaho; one sister-in-law, Donna Thaete of Twin Falls, Idaho; two grandchildren: Jessica Rickey and husband Tony of Newport, R.I., and Amanda Latta of Bedford; and two great-grandchildren: Cassidy Rickey and Brianna Rickey of Newport, R.I. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Bert Lassen. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bedford First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will be in Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, Md. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Ragsdale — Anne Collett Duncan Ragsdale, 83, 1325 Fourth St., Bedford, passed away Monday morning. She was born Dec. 12, 1923, at Llanelly Hills South Wales, Great Britain. She was the daughter of Frederick W. and Mary J. Collett. Anne married Sgt. Harry B. Duncan on May 22, 1944, in Brynmar South Wales, Great Britain, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1963. Her voyage to the United States was upon the Queen Mary, on March 18, 1946. She later married Charles G. Ragsdale of Bedford on Aug. 8, 1970, and he survives, along with her two daughters and two sons: Susan (John) Dowling of Bedford, Lori (Tony) Ellett of Bloomington, Harry (Detra) Duncan of Bedford and Stephen (Brenda) Duncan, also of Bedford. Other survivors include Anne’s two brothers and one sister: Nick Collett and Wilf Collett, and Ada Howells, all of Great Britain. She has 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Anne was preceded in death by one sister, Myra Stratton, Great Britain and one stepson, Michael E. Ragsdale, Bedford. She was a member of the First Christian Church for 44 years. A former member of the Red Rose Circle and the Overseas Wives Club. Anne Ragsdale will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be sadly missed by many. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m, Wednesday at the funeral home. Eggers — Gary Eggers, 56, 2101 27th St., Bedford, died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. He was disabled and a member of Gospel Lighthouse in Bedford and Amvets in Bloomington. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Staggs, Bedford; four brothers: Paul Eggers, Bedford; Dr. David Eggers, North Carolina; Roy Eggers of Pendleton; and Michael Eggers, Bedford; two sisters, Linda Eagans, Springville, and Connie Asberry, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. No services are scheduled. The body will be cremated with burial at a later date. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of the arrangements. 4/8/2007 Fortner — Mildred Fortner, 93, of Bedford, died Saturday at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Funeral for Mildred Fortner — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Day & Carter Mortuary, Bedford. Porter — Mary “Olive” Porter, 102, died Friday at the Hospitality House in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. 4/7/2007 Jones – Michael Ray Jones, 56, Orleans went home to be with Jesus at 3 a.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 26, 1950, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John Paul and Edith Madeline (Patton) Jones. He was an auto paint and body man. He was an active member of the Grace Tabernacle Church, where he loved to sing and play his guitar. Survivors include sons, Michael William Shipman, Richmond, Christopher Paul Shipman, Bedford, and Gary Jones, Hemet, Calif.; daughter, April Dawn Jones, Hemet; sisters, Brenda Joyce Heath, Sacramento, Calif., Rachel L. Staggs, Bedford, Judith Leigh Birch, Phoenix, Connie Gail Coulter, Orleans, and Penny Sue Hardin, Huron; brothers, the Rev. Ronald Paul Jones, Hemet, Randal Arthur Jones, Mitchell, the Rev. Daniel Dale Jones, Bloomington, and James Leslie Jones, Orleans; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Daniel Dale Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Casketbearers will be David Fleetwood, Brian Coulter, Randy Jones, Eric Jones, Jeremy Hardin, Nick Jones, Gregory Litteral, and Jimmy Dean Fleetwood. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Inman — Harold R. Inman, 85, Williams, passed away at 5:42 a.m. Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born April 16, 1921, in Oolitic, he was the son of Grover and Loretta (Harp) Inman. He married Dorothy Hearth Jan. 5, 1946, and she preceded him in death Feb. 19, 1998. He retired from building construction and was employed 30 years with Hatfield and Kellams and was a charter member of Local No. 741 Laborers and Hod Carriers Union. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Huron Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Dennis Inman and wife Ella, Williams; granddaughters, Julie Isom and husband John-Paul, Williams and Sarah Griffith and husband Ryan, Mitchell; great-granddaughter Julia Marie Isom; and a brother, Robert Inman, Springville. His parents; sisters, Mabel Jones, Ruby Bough, and Mary Catherine Ferguson; and brothers, Ora Inman and James Inman preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Ron Allender officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Casketbearers will be John-Paul Isom, Ryan Griffith, Ricky Inman, Randall Arthur, Randy Jones and Jerry Robertson. Sipe — Willis K. “Red” Sipe, 91, Mitchell, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 4, 1916, in Esbon, Kan., he was the son of William K. and Blanche Ruth (Slagle) Sipe. He married Helen Jones June 26, 1947, and she preceded him in death June 22, 1987. He graduated in 1934 from Burr Oak High School in Kansas. He attended aircraft school and spent 10 years working with Lockheed Aircraft in California. In 1951, he went to work for KTTV, a Los Angeles Times-owned TV station, becoming a projectionist and cameraman. At the time of his retirement in 1980, he was supervisor of the projection room. Over the years, he came in contact with a number of celebrities and filmed many Rose Parades in Pasadena. Red had done a lot of traveling, and two of the most memorable trips were to Alaska and Israel. He was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church. Surviving are his caregiver, Charlotte Gerkin, Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews. His parents; wife; brothers, John K. Sipe, Charles Elmer Sipe, Lawrence Wellington Sipe and Winton Slagle Sipe; and sister, Blanche Nelson, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Cresthaven Memory Garden Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Margaret Pruden officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mausoleum chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. 4/5/2007 Land — Janet Sue Land, 64, 1305 Elm Park II Drive, Mitchell, died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem. She was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Paul L. and Lena (Tolbert) Carter. She was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Huron High School with the class of 1960 and a member of Fairview Church of Christ, Mitchell. Survivors include one son, Scott Land and wife Michelle of Mitchell; one daughter, Paula Morrow and husband Ronnie of Mitchell; four grandchildren: Aaron Land of Plainfield, Amy Land of Mitchell, Amanda Bridges of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Erica Bridges of Speedway; two uncles: Ernie Johnson and wife Ruthie of Mooresville and Edward Johnson of Mitchell; and one aunt, Maxine Reece of Orleans. She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Port Williams Cemetery near Williams. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Strange — Dorothy Mae (Holt) Strange, 80, Paoli, died Tuesday at her daughter’s home in Paoli. She was a retired payroll clerk from Paoli, Inc., where she worked for 40 years. Survivors include her daughter, Angela Goodman, Paoli; a son, Tim Strange, Paoli; a sister, Wanda Knight, Mitchell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will follow at Stampers Creek Cemetery near Paoli. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Arthur — John Paul Arthur, 81, of 310 Southway Court, Bargersville, died at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Select Speciality Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Born March 4, 1926 in Bloomington, he was the son of Claude E. and Lillie Goldie (Fisher) Arthur. He married Rumi S. Nakano September 9, 1946, and she survives. He was a tech writer for Naval Avionics in Indianapolis, IN and a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Navy. Surviving with his wife, Rumi of Bargersville are four daughters: Lillie Cockerham and her husband, Terry of Norman, Betty Howard and her husband, Dick of Tucson, Ariz., Mary Jane Case and her husband, Michael of Bloomington and Paula Justice and her husband, Kenny of Bargersville; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Pearl Arthur. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Liberty Church, 3489 N. CR 1250W. in Norman. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Liberty Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. . Breeden — Rae “Vice” Breeden, 62, 7187 N. State Road 337, Orleans, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her residence. She was born March 7, 1945, the daughter of Jesse R. and Thurze (Tarr) Breeden. She was married to Bill Vice in 1962, and the couple was married for 20 years. She worked in the accounting department at Paoli Inc. and at Res Care. She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Wright, Paoli; a sister, Linda Sue Giammella, Hartford City; five grandchildren: Amber Turner, Ginger Turner, Nicole Turner, Kristin Houchin and Shelby Wright; two great-grandchildren; one nephew; two nieces; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; sister, Loretta Kay Breeden; twin sister, Jessica Fae Breeden; and granddaughter, Brianna Jade Wright. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Moores Ridge Cemetery near French Lick with the Rev. Larry Martin officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tlpinnick.com. McFall — Jonathan Thomas “John” McFall, 72, Bedford, formerly of Columbus, died March 28 at the CORE Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Bedford. He was retired from Cummins Engine Company in Columbus. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include four children: Kim Malan, Kingsport, Tenn., Michael McFall, Dayton, Ohio, Gary McFall, Lafayette, and Sandy Poer, North Vernon; and three brothers: David McFall, Sun City, Ariz., Richard McFall, Bloomington, and Charles McFall, Prior Lake, Minn. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Myers-Reed Dignity Memorial Chapel in Columbus. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service. Parish — Carl L. Parish, 78, passed away to be with the Lord at 12:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Martin County, the son of Elmer and Elsie (Wade) Parish. He is survived by two sons and three daughters: Carl Wayne and Carol Parish of Bedford, Steve and Lana Williams of Mitchell, Phil and Wilma “Jeanie” Jones of Bloomington, Michael L. and Sharon Parish of Orleans, and Henry and Tammy King of Corydon. He had five grandchildren: Tangela and Casey McClelland of Dayton, Ohio, Dustin and Laurie Williams of Bloomington, Lucas Jones of Bloomington, Zachary Jones of Bloomington and Kyle Parish of Orleans. He had three great-grandchildren: Ariel Tallion of Texas, Abigail McClelland of Dayton, Ohio, and Lacie Williams of Bloomington. He is also survived by one sister, Oma Mae Holt, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen M. Parish, who passed away on May 6, 2006. He was a long-time employee of Haverly Mortuary. He was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. The final resting place will be in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at the chapel. Bagshaw — Jesse A. Bagshaw, 74, Campbellsburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He was a retired farmer and truck driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his mother, Zelma Bagshaw, Salem; one sister, Anita Perdiew, Salem; his companion, Harriett Bower, Campbellsburg; a niece, a nephew and a great-niece and great-nephew. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Dawalt Funeral Home in Salem with Brother Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday by members of the Rob Morris Masonic Lodge No. 282 F&AM of Campbellsburg. Staggs — Clara B. Staggs, 84, Mitchell, died at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Wilkinson — William A. Wilkinson, 72, Mitchell, died today at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Kemple Funeral Home in Paoli. 4/3/2007 McPherson — Robert H. McPherson, 81, Mitchell, died Sunday at his residence. He was born March 11, 1926, in Mitchell, the son of William Alva and Ida Mae (Hughes) McPherson. He married Wilma Gilsdorf in 1946 in San Diego, Calif., and she survives. He had been a truck driver for the City of San Diego, an equipment operator for 15 years, workman on the Pennsylvania and B&O railroads, worked at a stone mill in Bedford, at the Medora Plastic Factory, Kieffer Paper Mill in Brownstown and at Foam Craft in Mitchell. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Fort Ritner United Methodist Church and the Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 of the American Legion in Mitchell. Surviving with his wife, Wilma McPherson of Mitchell; are two sons: James Donald McPherson of Hardinsburg, and William Joseph McPherson, Fort Ritner; five daughters: Nancy Kay McPherson of Lakeside, Calif., Connie Joyce Grubb of Orleans, Barbara Joan Lynn of Bedford, Mary Annette Byrd of Mitchell, and Diana Lynn Pruett of Bedford; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Medford, William, Herbert, John and Jim McPherson; and three sisters: Ethel Chastain, Mary Stabler and June Brown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Robert Stabler and Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home 4/2/2007 Terrell — Roxie Marie Terrell, 89, Huron-Williams Road, Williams, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell. Born Jan. 2, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elza and Cora (Pridemore) Terrell. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include one sister, Sarah Eisele, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers: George Albert, Elmer “Boots,” Roscoe Valner “David,” Roy Venus and Elza Jr. Terrell; three sisters: Gertrude Mae Pruett, Elma Jane Terry and Fannie Evelyn Emberton; and her parents. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Church Cemetery near Williams, with John A. Williams officiating, where burial will follow. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Fiddler — Julia Jane Fiddler, 84, of 2525 Broadview Drive, Bedford, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington. Born October 21, 1922, in New Albany, she was one of nine children, including three sets of twins, of Clarence James and Pauline (Rodler) Arbuckle. She married John Robert Fiddler on September 7, 1940, and he survives. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Surviving with her husband, John of Bedford; is her identical twin sister, Jean Walls of Bloomington; two brothers: Tim and Ronnie Arbuckle, both of Bedford; one son, Johnny J. Fiddler and wife Janet K. of Bedford; two daughters: Suzi Mowery of Bedford and Patricia Hirons of Richmond; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Jimmy Arbuckle, Mary Potter, Peggy Tumey, Donnie Arbuckle and Steve Arbuckle. Private services were conducted Saturday with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Entombment followed at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Arrangements were under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Limestone Girls Club or the White River Humane Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Julia at www.daycarter.com. McPherson — Robert H. McPherson, 81, Mitchell, died at 5:55 a.m. Sunday at his residence. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.


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