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Obituaries 2007 – 07 (July)

July 30, 2007

Cook — Jeannette Regenia Cook, 98, 601 Arthur Road, Springville, the home of her great-nephew, Sal Guarneri, died at 12:42 a.m. Monday, at Westview Manor Nursing Home in Bedford. Born Sept. 7, 1908, in Broad Run in FaQuier County, Va., she was the daughter of Le Roy D. and Mary Esther (Waddell) Hamilton. She married Matthew Cook, and he preceded her in death. She worked at F.W. Woolworth Co. and Sears & Roebuck Co. She was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church. Survivors include two brothers: William D. Hamilton of Springville and Clarence Hamilton of New Middletown, Ohio; and one sister, Mary Amtower, Keyser, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will be in Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home.

July 29, 2007

Green — Ron Green Sr., 65, of Mitchell, died Saturday at his residence. He was employed at Lehigh Portland Cement Co. in Mitchell. He served in the Indiana National Guard during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Jo Baker of Texas; one son, Ronnie Green Jr. of Mitchell; three sisters, Sharon Pruett of Campbellsburg, Bonnie Daggy of Bedford, and Brenda Hypes of Smedley; and one brother, Doyle Green of Seymour. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoosier Uplands Hospice

July 28, 2007

McPike — Marjorie McPike, 85, of Bedford, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Medco Center in French Lick. She was born June 25, 1922. She was a secretary for Paragus Inc. and Sexton’s Construction & Management. She was of the Catholic faith. She married John Patterson and he preceded her in death in 1993. She later married Pete McPike and he died in 2007. Survivors include her grandchildren, Tivon, Kelsey, Hayley and Sophie Wagner all of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; and one daughter, Barbi Wagner. Funeral services will be at 10 am Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Williams Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Mortuary.

July 26, 2007

Dunsford — Anne Carol Dunsford, 76, 2923 Broadview Drive, Bedford, died at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born June 8, 1931, in Garretson, S.D., the daughter of Ralleigh and Ella (Erickson) Wiese. She married Frank “Jack” Dunsford on July 10, 1954, in Garretson, S.D., and he preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1980. She was a retired nurse and taught Health Occupations at North Lawrence Area Vocational School. She received her Masters Degree from Indiana University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, LIFE and the Hoosier Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross. Survivors include three sons: Scott Dunsford and wife Luanne of Haslett, Mich., Paul Dunsford and wife Arricka of Georgetown, and Steven Dunsford and wife Jetta of Floyds Knobs; one daughter, Janice Crago and husband Kevin of Cincinnati; eight grandchidren; and one brother, Owen P. Wiese and wife Lois of Garretson, S.D. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, David Dunsford in 1986. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or L.I.F.E. in memory of Anne Dunsford.

Bartlett — Garrett R. Bartlett, 91, of Bedford, died at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include one son, Meredith Winfred Deckard of Bedford; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Farrell Sowders officiating. Burial will be in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No.33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.

Brown — William R. Brown, 62, Bedford, died Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Walker — Juanita Walker, 83, Maul Ridge Road, Bedford, died July 25 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

July 25, 2007

Summers — William C. Summers, 80, 529 Southridge Drive, Bedford, died at 10 a.m. Saturday at his residence. Born April 24, 1927, in Eldorado, Ill., he was the son of John and Arlie (Smith) Summers. He married Melba Ruth Hancock on Sept. 13, 1958, in Eldorado, Ill., and she preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1998. He held several managerial and accounting positions. He started his own accounting firm in Troy, Mo., which he sold in 1996. In 1998 he and his wife retired to Indiana. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his sister, Georgia L. Finch of Vancouver, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and five brothers and sisters. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Farrell — Devin Shane Farrell, 20, 3518 River Bluff Road, Bedford, died at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 11, 1987, in Bedford, he was the son of Teresa Lynn Farrell. He was a student and laborer and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Michael and Patricia Farrell of Bedford; an uncle and aunt, Christopher P. Farrell and Anna Bergmann of McCordsville; nephew, William Farrell of McCordsville; a niece, Meara Farrell of McCordsville; many uncles, aunts and cousins, and numerous friends, Devin was always there for his friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Lynn Farrell on April 7, 2003. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. A Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Sykes — Charles E. Sykes, 69, of 512 S Street, Bedford, died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born June 19, 1938, in Bedford, he was the son of Warner and Carrie (Ray) Sykes. He married Bonnie Smith on April 8, 1958, and she survives. He was a construction worker and owner of Sykes & Sons Concrete Co. He attended Glad Tidings Church in Bedford and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Surviving is his wife, Bonnie of Bedford; are three sons: Jeff Sykes, Scott Sykes and wife Kimberly and Brad Sykes and wife Katrina all of Bedford; one granddaughter, Krista Blevins and husband Kyle of Bloomington; one sister, Teresa Barker of Bedford; one brother, Arthur Sykes of Bedford and two sisters-in-law: Juanita and Mildred Sykes. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Joshua Sykes three brothers: Glen, Dallas and Chester Sykes; one sister, Virginia Sykes. Private services will be conducted at a later date. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary

July 24, 2007

Wilson — Mamie Jewel (Fox) Wilson, 87, Bedford, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford. She was born Nov. 14, 1919, the daughter of Everett and Lucy (Cable) Fox. She was a graduate of Heltonville High School and retired from RCA after 32 years of service. Survivors include one son, John Wilson, Campbellsburg; one daughter, Mamie A. Silvers, Bedford; one sister, Opel Shaw, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Carl Pennington and John W. Wilson; one son, David Pennington; three brothers: Barlow, Howard and Hubert Fox, and one sister, Mary Francis Mandrell. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville with Brother Richard Chase officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lessig — Leroy Lessig, 82, 480 Knott Street, Mitchell, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. He was born May 10, 1925, in Bedford, the son of Orville and Julia (Cole) Lessig. He married Imilda Grogan, and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2001. He was a retired foreman at Ingalls and McMillan stone mills and retired from Indiana Limestone Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include three sons: Orville Lessig and wife Janet of Huron, Randy Lessig of Bedford, and John Lessig and wife Marie of Mitchell; one daughter, Faye Gibson and husband Monroe of Shoals; one brother, Roy Lessig of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister, Janet Miller of Iowa; and 11 grandchildren. His parents, wife, one granddaughter, Julia Lessig, and nine brothers and sisters, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Graveside rites will be given by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Neff — Devin Reid “Turtle” Neff, 28, Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born July 17, 1979, in Bedford, he was the son of John E. and Sharon L. (Gilson) Neff. He worked for Trans Tech Electric in South Bend for three years. He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and attended First Assembly of God Church in Bedford. Survivors include his wife, Natalie A. (Terry) Neff, of Bedford; his father, John E. Neff of Bedford; his mother, Sharon L. Neff of Louisville, Ky.; four sons: Tavin, Cody, Brady and Landyn (BooBoo); three brothers: Derek Neff of Bedford his wife Missy and children Megan and Dason, John Neff of Bedford, and Casey Burks of Bedford; one sister, Jackie S. Neff-Stevens and husband Ray of Bedford; maternal grandfather, Bob Gilson of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Bill and June Elliott; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Gretna Gilson in 2003 and his father, Doyce Burks. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church with Pastor Chris Stubbs officiating. Burial will be in Silverville Baptist Church Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 4-8 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

. July 23, 2007

Turpen — Lyndel Sue Turpen, 71, 608 22nd Street, Bedford, died at 10:12 p.m. Saturday at Bloomington Hospital in Bloomington. Born April 19, 1936, in Knox County, she was the daughter of Loren and Opal Fern (Ferguson) DeFord. She married Kenneth R. Turpen on March 22, 1957, at Englewood Baptist Church, and he survives. She worked at Pay-N-Pakit, Loudens, Bell’s Auto and at H& R Block as a tax preparer and manager. She was a member of the Donica Church of God. Surviving with her husband, Kenneth R. Turpen of Bedford; are one son, Steven R. Turpen and wife Lynn of Shoals; one daughter, Sue A. Brock and husband Daniel of Bedford; five grandchildren, Le Anna McCoy, Brian Turpen, Kimberly Newland, Richard Turpen and Amanda Brock; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald DeFord of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Banato — Irene Joyce Bananto, 72, Liberty Bell St., Bedford, died Wednesday in Bedford. She was retired from Cotter & Co. in Oregon. Survivors include one son, Henry Bananto Jr., five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, all of Oregon City, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews in Lawrence County. Cremation is planned and the cremains will be buried at Willamette National Cemetery in Oregon. Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

July 20, 2007

Pilman — Marguerite G. Pilman, formerly of 114 Pleasant View Drive, Mitchell, died at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Home in Mitchell. Born June 16, 1915, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Owen T. and Albertina (Bruengger) Stanfield. She married John S. Pilman on March 27, 1948, in Seymour, and he survives. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mitchell Presbyterian Church, the Westminster Guild, and the Lawrence County Art Association. She was a graduate of Seymour High School. Surviving with her husband, John of Mitchell, are one son, John Jeffrey Pilman and wife Danute of Lake Zurich, Ill.; one sister, Marilyn Adams of Jeffersonville; and one grandson, Lance Stengal of Lake Zurich, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Presbyterian Church.

July 18, 2007

Colvin — Zachary Scott Colvin, 5, of Bedford, died at 3:15 p.m. Monday at the Paynetown Recreational Area in Monroe County. Born May 25, 2002, in Bedford, he was the son of Jonathan Colvin and Sara (Bauer) Walls. Survivors include his father, Jonathan Colvin of Bloomington; mother, Sara Walls and stepfather, Leslie Walls of Bedford; two sisters: Kelly Bauer of Bedford and Elizabeth Cassidy of Bloomington; three stepbrothers: Michael Walls of Iowa, Christopher Walls of Princeton, and Chad Walls of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Randy and Patty Colvin of Bedford and Perry and Theresa Ferguson of Needmore; maternal grandparents, Michael and Roberta Bauer of Nashville, Tenn., and Sondra Crane of Bedford; maternal great grandmother, Bernease Bauer of Bedford; paternal great grandparents, Janet Sue and Robert Dale Stewart of Bedford; aunts and uncles: Amber Joffrion, Kenan Vickstrom, Stacey Hicks, Camillya Duncan and Patrick Bauer; and many cousins, great aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Doyle and Audrey Colvin, Charles Bauer, Jim and Jean Mathis; and his maternal grandparents, Rose and Bob Mathis. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider making contributions to the Zachary Colvin Fund established at the Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

Peck — James Louis “Jim” Peck, Jr., 66, Shelbyville, died Sunday at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. Born July 26, 1940, in Terre Haute, he was the son of James Louis Peck Sr. and Elizabeth J. Fallain Peck. He married M. Janet Klain on June 20, 1970, and she survives. Mr. Peck was a retired school administrator, serving most recently as the superintendent of the Shelbyville Schools from 1993 to 2005. Prior to that he served as superintendent of the North Lawrence Community Schools in Bedford from 1987 to 1993. He was also a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent at Greencastle Community Schools from 1975-1987. He also taught at Schulte High School in Terre Haute, where he served as athletic director, varsity basketball and assistant baseball coach from 1968-75 and was a teacher and baseball coach and assistant basketball coach at North Central High School in Farmersburg from 1965-68. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville and the Kiwanis Club in Greencastle. He was an avid sports fan and Civil War enthusiast. He was a 1958 graduate of Schulte High School in Terre Haute and a 1964 graduate of Indiana State University, acquiring a B.S., M.S. and E.D.S. Surviving with his wife, M. Janet Peck of Shelbyville, are a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Adam Vassar of Shelbyville; a son, James Fallain Peck, Shelbyville; grandson, Alex Vassar; granddaughter, Hannah Vassar; brother, John Peck and wife Margaret of Chicago, and nine nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville with Father Chris Craig officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Terre Haute. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Freeman Family Funeral Home, Carmody-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, Shelbyville. Memorial contributions may be made to the James L. Peck Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Blue River Foundation.

July 15, 2007

Arnold — William L. Arnold, 75, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Select Specialty Hospital in Bloomington. Born Aug. 25, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Russell and Zimro (Price) Arnold. He married Colleen Kirk on August 9, 1952. He was owner/operator of Arnold’s Grocery for several years and was a member of the First Church of God. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250. Earlier in life, Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting and time at his river cabin. He loved working in the yard and took great pride in his garden. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Arnold; two sons and their wives, Bill and Martha Arnold of Mitchell and Jeff and Lory Arnold of Orleans; one daughter and her husband, Myra and Jim Zeeks of Mitchell; two sisters, Sue Griffith of Bedford and Janice Kimble of Mitchell; two brothers, Jack Arnold and David Arnold, both of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Jennifer McNeely, Jason Zeeks, Ashley Teague, Tara Arnold, Mallory Arnold and Christopher Arnold; and eight great-grandchildren, Madison McNeely, Olivia Varvel, Eliza Zeeks, Jacob Stroud, Lilly Zeeks, Gabriella McNeely, Connor Teague and Bryson Zeeks. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, at First Church of God, with Reverend Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery, 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 2:00-7:00 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell and from 11 a.m. until the service Monday at the church. Casketbearers: Jason Zeeks, Christopher Arnold, Mike Teague, Denver McNeely, Rob Ryan and Davey Arnold. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, 648 Vinegar Hill Road, Bedford, IN 47421.

July 12, 2007

Leahy — John L. Leahy, 88, 2105 O Street, Bedford, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center. He was the owner and operator of J & L Supply in Bedford and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Lillian (Zipf) Leahy of Bedford; one son, John E. Leahy, Carmel; one daughter, Paula Leahy Harris, Monarch Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Hodowansky, Hudson, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford with Father John Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family requests that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church.

Haste — William Haste, 79, Pleasant Run Road, Heltonville, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday at his residence. Born April 11, 1928, in Ware (Pulaski County), Ky., he was the son of Andrew L. and Cordelia (Sneed) Haste. He married Dorothy Watterson on Nov. 22, 1952, in Bedford, and she survives. He retired from Superior Parts, a division of Farm Bureau, after 31 years of employment. He was a member of the Donica Memorial Church of God for 50 years, a member of the Heltonville Veterans and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving with his wife, Dorothy Haste of Heltonville; are one son, Mark William Haste and wife Tracy of Lizton; two daughters, Cathy Krebbs-Fox and husband Kevin of Bloomington and Anita Boruff of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Morris, Jay Morris, Ashley Krebbs, Brittney Krebbs, Kaley Allen, William Nicholas Haste and Allison Haste; three great-grandchildren, Amaya Morris, Elijah Houston and Ethan Dodson; and one sister, Faye McCorkle of Pinellas Park, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dortha Godby and Lois Henderson; and four brothers, Walter, Conley, Tom and Troy Haste. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Kendall Hendrickson officiating and the Rev. Farrell Sowders for prayer. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

July 11, 2007

Atchison — Leland Clarence Atchison, 87, Mitchell, passed away at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday at his residence. Born April 26, 1920, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Alvin and Dollie (Blevins) Atchison. He married Maxine Burton Dec. 20, 1940. He then married Maxine Bundy July 10, 1965 and she preceded him in death May 25, 1995. He later married Mary Ruth Goldberry Feb. 14, 1996. He was a World War II veteran serving in the European Theater. He served in Anti Tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division and was discharged in 1946 with two years of service. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He retired from General Motors in Bedford in 1979 with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Atchison, Mitchell; daughters: Linda Smith and husband Ivan of Bloomington, Karen Nash, Mitchell, and Susan Forbes and husband Don of Orleans; son, Donald Atchison and friend, Jewel, of Bloomington; grandchildren: Tonya Stroud, Tim Holt, Tyra Holt, Tina King and husband Randall, Sherri Nash, Butch Nash and wife Ursula, Troy Allen and wife Diedra, Mike Allen, Jason Allen, Michael and Joe Allen and Kaylee Hensley; great-granchildren: Austin Stroud, Nick Stroud, Alisha Cooper, Josh Brazzell, Brandon, Christian, Chandelor, Cole and Graham Nash, Destiny Atchison, Matthew and Justin Allen, Anthony Nash and Dustin Moore; great-great-grandchildren: Jake Stroud, Keygan, Matheny and Madyson Feathers, Gabriel Brazzell, Malachi Brazzell and Zane Shrader; stepchildren: Frank Bundy and Sandy Cline, both of Bedford, Melvin L. Phipps, Santa Maria, Calif., Paul Gay Phipps, Austin, and Patricia Menville and husband Art, Deanville, Texas; brother, Eugene Atchison, Mitchell; sisters: Bertha Young and Erma Pemberton, Mitchell, and Loretta Rush, Bloomington. His parents, second wife, infant son, Roger Lee, brothers: Leon and Earl “Buck” Atchison, son-in-law, Roger Nash, and great-grandson, Travis Nash, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. Millard Jones, Brother Tom Jones and Pastor Rodney Reynolds officiating. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. at Gilgal Cemetery 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. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

July 10, 2007

Bridges — Leonard Scott Bridges, 71, Port Williams Road, Mitchell, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born July 4, 1936, in Martin County, he was the son of Lawrence and Nannie (Wilson) Bridges. He married Carole Kay Spaulding who preceded him in death on May 13, 1992. He married Carol Ann Woodward on Jan. 1, 2005, and she survives. He was retired from Carpenter Manufacturing in Mitchell. He was a graduate of Huron High School, served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Silverville. He enjoyed traveling and camping with his friends in the Good Sams Camping Club. He took great pride in his beautiful lawn and gardens. He was an avid basketball fan who loved watching all types of sports on TV and spending quality time in his recliner with his dog, Lady Belle. Survivors include his wife of Mitchell; one daughter, Beth Ann Kalnais and husband Bradley of Gosport; two sons: Scott Michael Bridges of Louisville, Ky., and Justin Carroll Bridges of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Marie Butterfield and husband Jack of Bedford; two brothers: Lester “Bud” Bridges and wife Kay of Mitchell and Dannie Bridges and wife Joann of Huron. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Carole Kay Bridges. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Haverly Chapel of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Mitchell with the Rev. George O. Young officiating. Burial will follow in Port William Cemetery near Williams. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

July 9, 2007

Vitkoski — Margaret F. Vitkoski, 86, 103 Parkwood Drive, Bedford, died at 2:24 p.m. Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 20, 1920, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Leon and Luella (Winn) Dalton. She married Julius Vitkoski and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1967. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Cave and wife Diane of Bloomington and Larry Cave of California; three daughters, Nancy Scalf and husband Bill of Bedford, Kathy Rodman and fiance Bill Blackwell of Bedford, and Tonya Hatfield and husband Brent of Bedford; one sister, Joann Ryder of Vincennes; four grandsons, Brent Allen, Corey Hudson, Casey Cave, all of Bedford and Eric Cave of California; four granddaughters, Kelly Marshall of Oolitic, Misty Flick of Greene County, Robin Chambers of Bedford and Cora Simms of Oolitic; five great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Earnest L. Beasley; six brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Moffatt — Beverly Ann Moffatt, 48, Mitchell, died at 12:01 a.m. Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Richard Berk III, Mitchell and Chris Berk, Paoli; one sister, Judy Corbin of Illinois; four brothers, Tim Moffatt, Paoli, Gary Moffatt, Hillham, Ricky Moffatt, Evansville, and Roger Moffatt of Tennessee; and five grandchildren. Cremation was chosen. McAdams Mortuary in Paoli is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service for Beverly Moffatt, has been set for 6 p.m. Thursday at the First United Pentecostal Church of Paoli with Pastor Don Laird officiating.

McPerson — Maxine D. (Morris) McPherson, 77, 1010 W. Grissom Ave., Mitchell, formerly of Noblesville, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at her residence. Born Oct. 15, 1929, in Noblesville, she was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Lovell) Morris. She graduated from Noblesville High School in 1947. She was a nursing assistant, retired from Dunn Memorial Hospital, and was a volunteer for the Hoosier Uplands Safer Program in Mitchell. She was a Jehovah’s Witness. Survivors include daughters, Helen Newby and husband Ronald of Mitchell and Lucy Riddle of Mitchell; a son, Mick McPherson of Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Martha Johnson, Anderson and Dorothy Johnson and husband Keith of Tennessee; brothers, Marion Morris and wife Fran of Kokomo and Sam Morris and wife, Debbie of Missouri; grandchildren, Doris York, Malinda Lindsey and husband Kevin, Ronald Newby Jr., Sarah Piper and husband Chris, Tejay Riddle, Kacey Riddle, Benjamin Riddle and Elijah Riddle; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Her parents; brothers, James, John, Ted, Raymond, Russell Leo, David, Lloyd and Jerry Morris; and sister, Louise Martin, preceded her in death. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with Bob Nilson and Steve Steuer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from noon until the service on Wednesday at Kingdom Hall. Casketbearers will be Tejay Riddle, Benjamin Riddle, Elijah Riddle, Ronald Newby Jr., Waylon Hedge and Kanon Cleek. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family.

Hubbard — William O. Hubbard, 89, 1314 Breckenridge Road, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Born June 14, 1918, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George Otto and Jennie (Brim) Hubbard. He married Jewell Elmore and she preceded him in death on November 27, 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed in the Pacific. After the war, he worked at Rostone Corp. in Lafayette. He was a salesman at Honeycrust Bakery for many years. He established and operated Hubbard TV in Bedford for a number of years. He later developed and co-owned with Russell Owen, Sr., Lakeside Estates in Mitchell. He was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis where he was a 32nd degree Mason, Murat Shrine Temple in Indianapolis and American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford. Survivors include one son, Larry Hubbard and wife Jackie of Brownsburg; one daughter, Karen Baker of Oolitic; two granddaughters, Kimberly Hubbard of Mooresville and Holly Baker Cunha of Greenwood; one grandson, Scott Hubbard and wife Kristy of Valparaiso; three great-grandsons, Logan and Luke Hubbard of Valparaiso and William Cunha of Greenwood; and three sisters, Mildred Weddle, Maxine Henderson and Cleda Prow all of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Marie Turpen; four brothers, George, Wayne, Wendell Ross and Cletus Hubbard; and one son-in-law, Jerry Baker. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Charlie Scott and the Rev. Bob Coursen officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today by members of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM.

Lovell — Bobby Gene “Press” Lovell, 71, of Bedford, died Saturday at his residence. He was a veteran of the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany for one year. He retired from Central Foundry in 1978. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sandra; two sons, Roger Lovell of Bedford and Ernie Lovell of Evansville; two daughters, Teresa Lovell and Bobbi Jo Lovell both of Bedford; three grandchildren; one brother, Tracy Silvers, Oolitic; and one sister, Mildred Roberts of Bedford; three sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Clarence Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary. The Family ask that memorial contributions be made to LIFE Pantry.

Hirtz — John David Hirtz, 54, of 1611 11th St., Bedford, sadly lost his battle with cancer and passed away on Saturday. Born August 10, 1952, he was the son of Francis and Marcia (Adams) Hirtz. He married Bonnie Taylor and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. He was a government contractor in Saudi Arabia during operation Desert Storm and was in Germany for over ten years. He finished his career as a sight supervisor working for Ralph Mynatt at R & T Trenching. He enjoyed golf, billiards, boating and fishing. He was a proud member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club, the Eagles and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Surviving is his wife, Bonnie, who he affectionately called “Bo” of Bedford; are his parents, Francis and Marcia Hirtz of Bedford; three daughters, Shannon Tolson and Melanie Abalos both of Texas and Kristin Bell of Bedford; two sisters, Jeannie Bowen of Arkansas and Janet Viner of Oklahoma; one brother, Joe Hirtz of Needmore; 10 grandchildren, Jacqulyn ,Taylor and Lauren Tolson, Shane, Ryan, Chloe and Landon Abalos, Mercedes and Dason Bell and one due later this year. Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Green Hill Cemetery with Father Dan Hirtz officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a rosary service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

July 7, 2007

Speer — Doyle H. Speer, 75, of Bedford, died Friday at his residence. A self-employed carpenter, he owned Doyle Speer Construction for 25 years, and owned and operated Doyle Speer Trucking for 25 years, retiring in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Jean Speer; two daughters, Linda Buzek of Bedford and Valerie Stigall of Bainbridge; and one sister, Artis White of Bedford. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Fairview Community Church in Bedford. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until services Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Hubbard — William Hubbard, 89, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

July 5, 2007

Mullinax — Robert “Joe” Mullinax Sr., 74, of 1907 15th Street, passed away at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 8, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lester Mullinax and Vada (Anderson) Mullinax. He married Marty Black on December 30, 1955 and she survives. Joe was sick for many years and still remained a delight to be with. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed. He worked for Extruded Alloys for 21 years and had many friends. Surviving with his wife, Marty; are two sons: Bobby Mullinax and wife Panda of Mitchell and Michael Mullinax and wife Tammy of Bedford; one daughter, Billie Jo Fletcher and husband Gary of Bedford; three grandchildren: Robbie Mullinax and wife Amber; Jessica Mullinax and their mother Monica Carey and grandson Derrick Jacobi Brown and a special friend, Mary Alice Gardner; two brothers: Don Mullinax of Bedford and Les Mullinax of Virginia Beach, Va; and two sisters: Judy Staggs of East Oolitic and Betty Beren of Grandview. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. He was one of Jehovah Witnesses and private graveside services will be conducted with Brothers Edward Speer and Art Ingerman officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. today at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Stogdill — Emma M. Stogdill, 91, of 2318 30th Street, Bedford, passed away at 3:45 a.m. today in Bedford. Born March 21, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ed and Jessie (Shanks) Adams. She married Cecil D. Stogdill on September 14, 1940, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2007. She was a homemaker and world’s best cook. She was a member of the Lovingway Apostolic Church in Bedford. Survivors include one son, David Ray Stogdill of Bedford; one daughter, Catherine Sue Stephenson and husband Max of Bedford; two step-daughters: Leona Wilkerson and Mary Lewis both of Columbus; seven grandchildren: Stacey Barksdale, Rev. Wesley Stephenson, Debbie Pridemore, Dana Anderson, Cindy Ward, Deana Johnson and Brady Stogdill; nine great-grandchildren: Megan Pridemore, Marissa and Madison Anderson, Connor and Chloe Ward, Wesley Stephenson, II, Troi Dawn and Derrike Barksdale and Braden Johnson; three brothers: Herschel Adams of Montgomery, the Rev. Kenneth Adams of Bedford and James Adams of Conway, S.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Harold Dean Stogdill; five brothers: Walter Lee, Herman Franklin, Clarence F. Dennis E. and Paul Adams; and a daughter-in-law, Diana Stogdill. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Wesley Max Stephenson and the Rev. Kenny Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

July 3, 2007

Hall — Helen L. Hall, 93, 1420 Q Street, Bedford, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Born March 22, 1914, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Mabel (Sargent) Hitchcock. She married Opal D. Hall and they were married for 70 years before he preceded her in death on May 13, 2006. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include Venoa Ann Kirkman and husband Joe of Bedford, Marica Anne Means and husband Cecil of Alabama, Mellisa Hall and husband Sam of Evansville, Joseph Hall, Anna Guy, Alexandra and Mellisa Means. Graveside services will be at a later date. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

July 2, 2007

Jones — Hugh A. Jones, 70, of Bedford, died Friday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford. Born Sept. 1, 1936, in Springfield, Mass, he was the son of Marshall and Helen (Bosdan) Jones. He married Virginia “Ginny” Cooley Nov. 17, 1985, and she survives. He held a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wyoming, a Master of Music from Indiana University and ABD, Opera Coaching from Indiana University. He was a professional musician; taught piano at Mankato State University in Minnesota; Central Michigan University; worked at Vance’s Music and Smith-Holden Music in Bloomington; was organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, and played in two Bedford bands. He attended the First Christian Church in Bedford. Surviving with his wife, Ginny, of Bedford, are one son, Aubrey “A.J.” Jones and wife JoAnn, Columbus; one daughter, Shawna Jones, Indiana University, Bloomington; three stepchildren: Rita Tobias, Taylorsville, Mary Snow, Minneapolis, Minn., and Jean Diggs, Minnesota; grandchildren: Bryce, Morgan, Mallory, Andrew, Fancy and Mikey; and one nephew, Andre LaFosse of California. He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Lin, and his parents. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. with Pastor Robert Dailey officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to Feed The Children or to the American Cancer Society.

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