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Obituaries 2007-09 (September)

September 30, 2007

Kaffenberger

DEC. 24, 1920 — SEPT. 27, 2007

Walter J. Kaffenberger, 86, Lincoln Avenue, Bedford, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Evansville, he was the son Frank Kaffenberger and Louise (Hoehn) Kaffenberger. He married Dorisan Andreae and she preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 1996.

He retired from NAD CRANE and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Survivors include one daughter, Winifred Mae Lebo and husband Steve of Falls Church, Va.; one son, Walter J. “Joe” Kaffenberger and wife Patricia of Omaha, Neb.; one grandson; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorisan; and one daughter, Connie Kaffenberger.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary with a Rosary Service being conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Walter at www.daycarter.com.

September 29, 2007

Standley

Dec. 12, 1904 — Sept. 28, 2007

Laura B. Standley, 102, Mitchell, died at 12 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Dec. 12, 1904, in Loogootee, she was the daughter of Richard Allen and Mary Tabitha (Gee) Crane. She married Gordon J. Standley on Aug. 11, 1923, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 1989.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Solsberry Chapter 547 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, Gorman “Bud” Standley and wife Pat of Mitchell; three daughters, Wilda Wells and husband Carl of Mitchell, Kay Schanz and Wuanita Holmes, both of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Matthew officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell. There will be no calling on Monday and family and friends are asked to gather at the Mitchell Cemetery.

Holmes

May 3, 1941 — Sept. 27, 2007

David C. Holmes, 66, 3080 Leatherwood Road, Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 3, 1941, in Malone, N.Y., he was the son of Charles and Iris (Reid) Holmes. He married N. Carol Moore on July 6, 2007, and she survives.

He was a retired mechanic from General Motors after 30 years of service. He was a graduate of Massena Central High School with the class of 1959. He was a graduate of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran and the U.S. Army Reserves, and a member of the American Legion and V.F.W.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with Brother Perry East officiating.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Roshon

Aug. 7, 1927 — Sept. 27, 2007

Lowell Howard “Rosie” Roshon, 80, 530 Skyline Drive, Bedford, went to be with the Lord at 7:25 p.m. Thursday at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Born Aug. 7, 1927, in Baltimore, Ohio, he was the son of Leonard and Leda (VanArsdalen) Roshon. He married Jacqueline Robinson, June 12, 1948, and she preceded him in death on July 24, 2003. He married Rose Ann (Mayo) Lane, March 9, 2005.

He graduated from Baltimore High School in 1945 and established Sky Top Housing Development in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1965 the family moved to Mitchell where he formed Roshon Builders and owned and operated Bow Kay Flower Shop for 27 years. He was a charter member of the Mitchell-Orleans Exchange Club.

Lowell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Roshon, Bedford; daughters, Judy Lee Moore and husband Dwight of Mitchell and Lorena Jane Perry and husband Daniel of Bedford; a sister, Lyda Grace Burd, Pickerington, Ohio; grandchildren, Tina Smith and husband Brad and Stacey Mann and husband Bryce; step grandchildren, Danny Perry, Jon Perry, Leah Perry, Dustin Moore, and Darci Medlock and husband Michael; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Gavyn Mann and Jacqueline and Addison Smith; step great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Daily, Tristin Holiday, Cody, Jesse, Ryan, Brayden and Levi Perry, and Isabella Medlock.

His parents, first wife, and daughter, Virginia Ann Roshon, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grace Full Gospel Church, where he was a member. Pastor Brent O’Neal will officiate. 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 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Craig

March 15, 1924 — Sept. 27, 2007

Lowell N. “Fuzzy” Craig, 83, of 9 Taylor Run, Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 8:01 a.m. Thursday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford after a lengthy illness.

Born March 15, 1924, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Forest and Zona (West) Craig. He married Ruth E. Helton and she preceded him in death in 1998.

He retired as a millwright after 40 years at General Motors in Bedford.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana K. Archer and husband Kenneth R. of Bedford; one son, Mark A. Craig and wife Sissy of Mitchell; three grandsons, Robbie Downham and wife Tami, Bradley Downham and Sutton Jenkins and Alan Craig; great-grandchildren, Jessica Graham, Kelsey, Devin, Sidney, Miranda and Kaleb Downham; one great-great-grandson, Nicholas Graham; two stepgrandsons, Rob Archer and wife Lisa and Ryan Archer and wife Valorie; two stepgranddaughters, Julie Tow and Kari Terrell and husband Bub; six step-great-grandchildren, Zachery, Lexi, Maddi and Carley Archer, Kristopher Kinder and Jae Tolbert; five sisters, Wanda Craig and husband Pastor Merla Craig, Norma Terry and husband Bill, Doris Conner, Viola Waggoner and husband Loren, Anah Hall and husband Leonard; four brothers, Edwin “Cap” Craig and wife Anna Dee, Donald Craig and wife Mary Esther, Audra Craig and wife Clarice and Vince Craig and wife Frances; and two aunts and one uncle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one grandson, Bruce Downham; and one brother, Victor Lance Craig (in infancy).

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ron Craig and Brother Alan Craig officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lowell at www.daycarter.com.

September 27, 2007

Deckard

Anita Jane Deckard, 41, Bedford, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday at her residence after a one-year illness.

Born Feb. 20, 1966, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lloyd “Fuzz” Johnson and Wilma L. (Roll) Watson. She married Phillip W. “Butch” Deckard on July 10, 1981, in Sneedville, Tenn.

She was a homemaker. She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of the Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca.

She loved to garden with her granddaughter and spend time with all her grandchildren.

Surviving with her husband, Phillip W. “Butch” Deckard of Bedford; are her parents, Lloyd “Fuzz” Johnson, Bedford, and Wilma L. Watson, Bedford; stepfathers, Richard Pierce and Robert Watson, both of Bedford; a son, Phillip Deckard Jr. of Bedford; a daughter, Heather M. Deckard of Bedford; grandchildren: Kiana L. Deckard and Brayden K. Deckard, both of Bedford; brothers: Lloyd Johnson Jr. and Coy Brown, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one sister, Leta L. Johnson.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

September 26, 2007

Martin

Dean Martin, 69, of Heltonville, died Monday afternoon at his residence.

He was the owner of Martin Field Stone for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann (Prince) Martin; son Rob Martin, Heltonville; daughter, Shelly (Martin) King, Heltonville; three grandchildren; two brothers: Bill Martin, Avoca and Donnie Martin, Heltonville; three sisters: Rose Moore and Bulah Martin, Heltonville, and Ferunda Smith, of Bedford; and his mother-in-law, Cleo Prince.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Day Funeral Home Chapel with Brothers Don Gardner and Sean Waldrip officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Anita Jane Deckard, 41, Bedford, died Wednesday at her residence.

September 25, 2007

Cooper

Feb. 28, 1972 — Sept. 24, 2005

Charles Lee Cooper, 35, Bedford, passed away Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 28, 1972, in Columbus, he was the son of George and LaVonne (Jones) Cooper. He married Deborah Jones Jan. 22, 2005.

He was formerly employed at Cosner Ice Company, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Limestone Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Cooper, Bedford; sons: Zachary Cooper and Landon Cooper, Greenwood; parents, George and LaVonne Cooper, Ellettsville; stepdaughter, Amber Miller and husband Jason, Linton; stepson, William Helton, Scottsburg; sister, Renee Tanksley and husband Rick, Bloomfield; brother, Tommy Cooper, Ellettsville; stepgrandchildren: Joey and Micah Helton; aunts and uncles; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral home with the Rev. Mike Wilhite officiating. Burial will follow in Sheeks Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

September 24, 2007

Umphress

Oct. 22, 1944 — Sept. 21, 2007

Virginia Sue Umphress, 62, 2212 Old Highway 60 West, Mitchell, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Oct. 22, 1944, she was the daughter of Oral L. Mitchell and Ruth E. Padgett. She married Ronald Umphress on July 28, 1962, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Needmore High School in 1962.

She was a devoted, wife, mother, mama, and great mama. She was a mother to more than her children and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Surviving with her husband Ronald; are her children, Ronald Umphress Jr. and wife Shelley of Mitchell, Kimberly Robertson and husband Chad of Mitchell, Brian Umphress and wife Marcy of Mitchell, and Michelle Umphress of Mitchell; 11 grandchildren, Kayla, Kevin, and Brandon Umphress, Nicole Gulley and husband Jordan, Dustin Taylor, Daron and Kelsey Robertson, Lindsay Haley, Brian Umphress Jr. and Kortni Umphress; one great-granddaughter, Peyton Gulley; five sisters, Betty Gerkin and husband John of Texas, Judy Taylor and husband Ed of Fayetteville, Patty Taylor and husband Gene of Heltonville, Barbara Moffatt of French Lick, and Janice Wheeler of Heltonville; one brother-in-law Wayne Umphress and wife Mary of Bedford; one sister-in-law Wanda Haase of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Jimmy Wayne Mitchell in infancy, Roy Eugene, and Olin “Jake” Mitchell; and one niece Tammy Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Virginia at www.daycarter.com.

Wray

April 24, 1926 — Sept. 22, 2007

Fern Wray, 81, 152 Buddha Road in Bedford died at 1 a.m. Saturday at her residence.

Born April 24, 1926, she was the daughter of Chester Lee and Margaret (Isom) Spainhourd. She married Robert Vernon Wray in May of 1956 and he preceded her in death in February 2003.

Fern was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed hunting mushrooms on her farm, reading, bird watching, and kittens. We will all miss her popcorn balls at Halloween and her delicious Christmas cookies.

Survivors include one son, Anthony D. Wray and wife Amy of Buddha; one daughter, Melanie Shoults and husband Aaron of Mitchell; seven grandchildren, Timothy Wray and wife Melissa, Todd Wray and wife Stephanie, Ted Wray and wife Alicia, Tyler Wray, Adam Shoults, Thomas Wray, and Evan Shoults; four great-grandchildren, Madilyn Wray, Benjamin Wray, Josiah Wray, and Kaitlyn Wray; one sister Margaret Brock; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Carl Spainhourd; and one sister, Evelyn Turner Schafer.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Fern at www.daycarter.com.

September 22, 2007

Ryan

Dec. 14, 1939 — Sept. 21, 2007

Donna Sue Ryan, 67, Bedford, passed away at 7 a.m. Friday at Kindred South Hospital in Greenwood.

Born Dec. 14, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Chester and Helen (Reed) Hall. She married James P. Ryan in 1961.

She retired from Ford Motor Company and graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1957.

Survivors include sons, Scott Ryan and wife Pamela of Springville and David Ryan of Bedford; grandsons, Jacob Paul Ryan and Bristol Ryan; brothers, Kenny Hall, Salem, and Charlie Hall, Livonia; and sisters, Janet Brown, Corydon and Shirley Bobo, Pekin.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Saltillo Cemetery with Pastor Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Monday at the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

September 19, 2007

Kern

Sept. 5, 1916 — Sept. 18, 2007

Mildred M. Kern, 91, 402 18th Street, Bedford, formerly of Louie Smith Road, Williams, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born September 5, 1916, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Grover C. and Mary A. (Deckard) Eads. She married William Voghn Kern on September 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on November 4, 1996.

She had been a seamstress at the Reliance Shirt Factory. She was a member of the Elks Lodge and Old Union Christian Church.

Survivors include one sister, Jean L. Overholt of Bedford; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and her faithful dog, Barbie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Sylvia Padget; one brother, Glovie Eads; and one stepdaughter, Freda Walker.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Old Union Cemetery near Fayetteville.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mildred at www.daycarter.com.

Armstrong

Mar. 22, 1931 — Sept. 17, 2007

Mittie Jo Armstrong, 76, Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

She had been a conveyor operator in a steel mill in Chicago.

Survivors include her husband, Ervin Armstrong, Bedford; and one son, Dwight Jackson, Yazoo City, Miss.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor Don Ferry officiating. Cremation will follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary. Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

September 18, 2007

Morris

Dec. 8, 1920 — Sept. 16, 2007

Christina M. Morris, 86, of 2018 12th Street, Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday at her residence.

Born December 8, 1920, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William Robert and Leona Elnora (Edwards) Prewitt. She married Leroy M. Morris on July 12, 1941, and he died June 22, 2005.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School and earned a degree in business. She was a mother, a homemaker and assisted her husband in the family business for many years. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include two sons: David L. Morris of Mitchell and Allen D. Morris and wife Linda of Bedford; three daughters: Judith A. Cunnington, Linda S. White and husband Jerry all of Bedford, and Donna K. Dodds and her husband Randal of Heltonville; 15 grandchildren: Dean Borden, Bill Borden and wife Kim, Larry Borden and wife Pat, Brad Armstrong and wife Stephanie, Stacey Moore and husband Brian, Jonathon Morris, Candy Schofield, Missy Collingsworth and husband, Shawn, and Bill Morris all of Bedford, Melinda Lewis of Oolitic, Jeremiah Anderson and wife Misti of Spencer, Jerry White and wife Angie of Indianapolis, Brant Morris and wife Stacey of Madison, Amy Vorndran of Heltonville, and Christina Owens and husband Jay, of Norman; 30 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers: Sidney, Oscar, Stanley and Wendell Prewitt; sisters: Gertie Harris, Goldie Duncan, Daisy Reynolds, Lula May and Opal King; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdayand from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Liberty Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Christina at www.daycarter.com.

Armstrong

Mitty J. Armstrong, 76, Bedford, died at 8:05 p.m. Monday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

September 17, 2007

Edwards

April 20, 1921 — Sept. 16, 2007

Charles Elmer “Chick” Edwards, 86, Bedford, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday at the CORE Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born April 20, 1921, in Shoals, he was the son of Perry and Minnie (Boyd) Edwards. He married Kate Sears on March 11, 1982, and she preceded him in death on July 13, 1996.

He was a master sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1963. He worked at NWSC Crane and retired to work a small farm and to garden.

He was a graduate of Shoals High School with the Class of 1939. He attended the Judah Church of Christ; was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61, and a member of the Shoals VFW Post No. 8589.

Survivors include a one son, Richard Holt and wife Nina of Williams; daughters, Ruth Conrad and husband Mike of Dubois County and Brenda Murray and husband Vic of Jasper; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kate; and three sisters, Betty Edwards, Ruth Holt and Mary Tow.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. (CDT) Wednesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery with military graveside services provided by the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (CST) Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rockey

Oct. 11, 1925 — Sept. 15, 2007

Robert L. Rockey, 82, of Bedford and formerly of Washington County, died at 5:51 a.m. Saturday at White River Lodge.

He was a factory worker having worked for the Morgan Packing Plant in Austin.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Cemetery southeast of Salem.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

September 14, 2007

Nikirk

Loyce D. Nikirk

April 21, 1948 — Sept. 13, 2007


Loyce DeLane Nikirk, 59, of Bedford, died at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 21, 1948, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Jennie (McBride) Rainey. She married Russell Nikirk in 1973 and he survives.

She retired from RCA in Bloomington after 35 years and then worked at T.I.S. Book Warehouse for several years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, Russell of Bedford; are one daughter, Ginger Nikirk and her significant other, Adam Bradley of Bloomington; two brothers, Fred Rainey and his wife, Susie and Gib Rainey and his wife, Colleen all of Bloomington; three sisters, Sharon Chandler and her husband, Larry of Bloomington, Rebecca Stanger of Solsberry, Evelyn Prince and her husband, Tim of Springville; several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold Dean and Curtis Rainey; and one sister, Joann Neely.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Fred Stanger and Claude Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Owensburg Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Loyce at www.daycarter.com.

Theophilus Hughett

April 4, 1917 — Sept. 14, 2007


Theophilus Hughett, 90, Mitchell, died at 1:25 a.m. Friday at Blue Ash Hospital in Cincinnati.

He was retired from Otis Elevator. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Lee Hughett, Mitchell, Raymond Earl Hughett Sr., Orleans, and Ronald Kenneth Hughett, Bedford; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mitchell Cemetery, with military honors by the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and the Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Chastain Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

September 13, 2007

Turpin

Nov. 28, 1928 — Sept. 10, 2007

Harvey E. Turpin, 78, of 1214 Oak Manor, Bedford, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born November 28, 1928, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Wayne and Lura (Nicholson) Turpin. He married Phyllis M. Isom March 10, 1951, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1948. He retired from the Keebler Company after 29 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church. An avid sports fan, he was a slow-pitch soft ball hall of famer and loved watching all sports.

Surviving with his wife, Phyllis of Bedford; are his three children: Jeffery Turpin and wife Barbara of Carlsbad, Calif., Sherry Turpin Nicholson and husband Danny of Bloomington, Bryan W. Turpin and wife Kim of Westfield; eight grandchildren: Troy Menaugh, Brooke Hill, Mandy Menaugh Andis, Nicole Turpin, Rebekah Turpin, Thomas Turpin, Haylie Turpin and Spencer Turpin; several great-grandchildren; two brothers: Ralph Turpin of Bedford and Robert Turpin and wife Betty of Plainfield; a sister, Wanda Ritchison and husband Benny of Indianapolis; a sister-in-law, Ruth Turpin of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wayne Turpin Jr., and one sister, Betty Turpin (in infancy).

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in 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. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Harvey at www.daycarter.com.

Craig

May 28, 1934 — Sept. 11, 2007

Charles Edward “Charlie” Craig, 73, Bedford, died at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Born May 28, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Idris “Buck” and Inez I. (Cummings) Craig. He married Edythe “Edy” Brooks on Dec. 26, 1953, and she survives.

He was a troubleshooter for Indiana Gas and Water Company, retiring in 1990. He then worked for PRD in Springville, retiring in December of 2006. He was a 1953 graduate of Bedford High School; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166, Bedford; B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge No. 826, Bedford; and Eagles Aerie No. 654, Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Edythe “Edy” Craig; are three sons: Jim Craig and wife Sandy and Tom Craig and wife Peggy, all of Bedford, and John Craig and wife Lorelei of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren: Neil Craig, Franklin, Reece Craig and Travis Collins, both of Bedford, and Jonathon C. Craig, and Brooke F. Craig, both of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren: Hannah N. Collins and Adrian A. Collins, both of Bedford; one sister, Martha Bollinger of Bedford; one brother, Joe Craig and wife Maralou of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert “Bob” Craig.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A Rosary service will be at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Bedford Boys Club.

September 12, 2007

Fields

Jackson Ray Fields, infant son of Amil and Leslie Fields, Bedford, died Sunday at Bloomington Hospital.

Surviving with his parents, Amil and Leslie; are a brother, Tyron Fields; a sister, Kaily Fields, all of Bedford; paternal grandparents, Phillip and Karen Fields of Lawrenceburg; maternal grandparents, Greg and Linda Ray of Springville; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Fields of Bedford; maternal great-grandmother, Martha Phillips of Springville; and maternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Sally Ray of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Maddox Fields in March.

Private family services are planned. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel in Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.

September 11, 2007

Owens

April 6, 1934 — Sept. 10, 2007

Richard Lee Owens, 73, Bedford, died at 1 a.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 6, 1934, in Max, he was the son of Charles S. and Juanita M. (Canada) Owens.

He was an over-the-road truck driver, working for many companies including Santana Trucking Company. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a member of White River Baptist Church at Buddha and the VFW in Oolitic.

Survivors include two daughters: Shryl Mayer of California and Deborah Owens of New Hampshire; three sisters: Mertie Boller of West Branch, Mich., Patricia Hayes of Lafayette, and Shirley Sears of Peru; and his longtime companion, Martha Childers and her son, Kim Childers, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gerald Louks Jr.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the White River Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Robert Courson officiating. Burial will follow. Graveside military rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 of Bedford.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to White River Baptist Church in memory of Richard Lee Owens.

Newlin

Sept. 2, 1932 — Sept. 9, 2007

Juanita Ruth Newlin, 75, Bedford, formerly of West Baden Springs, died at 7:25 p.m. Sunday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio and Television Corporation in Orleans and also the French Lick Springs Hotel.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth “Raymon” Newlin, Bedford; two daughters: Victoria Lynn (Robbins) Myers, and Patricia Ann (Robbins) Grant, both of Bedford; one son, Michael Thomas Robbins, French Lick; four sisters: Lillian Cave and Bonnie Deweese, both of French Lick, Joyce Jones, Loogootee, and Connie Hollen, Garland, Texas; one brother, Richard Beaty, West Baden, seven grandchildren adn 12 great-granchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at T.L. Pinnick Mortuary in French Lick with Brother Steve Goens officiating. Interment will be at Ames Chapel Cemetery near Paoli.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o the T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, IN 47432.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tlpinnickmortuary.come.

Jones

Feb. 6, 1933 — Sept. 8, 2007

Madge M. Jones, 74, of Bedford, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born February 6, 1933, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Albert and Frances (Hicks) Perkins. She married Samuel E. “Gene” Jones and he survives.

She was a long distance operator for AT&T. Madge graduated from Needmore High School with the class of 1951 and was a member of Avoca Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel “Gene” Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steven Taylor; two sisters: Jewell Younger and Gayle McIntire; and one brother, Wayne Richard Perkins.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider making memorial contributions to the Avoca Baptist Church Building Fund.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Madge at www.daycarter.com.

Saliba

April 18, 1921 — Sept. 9, 2007

Tammer Saliba, 86, 3100 Shawnee Drive, Bedford, formerly of Herrin, Ill., died at 12:37 p.m. Sunday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 18, 1921, in Ziegler, Ill., he was the son of Sam and Rose Saliba. He married Pauline Rose Burleson on June 15, 1948, and she survives.

He was an English teacher and band director, starting at Mississinewa High School in Gas City/Jonesboro. He left there and taught fifth grade and coached basketball at Logan School in Marion, Ill. He then took a job at Thornton High School in Harvey, Ill., and then became a psychology/sociology instructor at Thornton Junior College until he retired in 1983.

He graduated from Herrin High School with the class of 1939, graduated from Taylor University and received his master’s degree from Ball State University. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Herrin, Ill., and he and Pauline served as evangelistic singers for eight years. He sang tenor and she played the piano and sang as well.

Surviving with his wife, Pauline Saliba, Bedford; are sons: Larry Dean Saliba and wife Susan Joyce of Mitchell, David Lee Saliba and wife Marcia of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Stephen Paul Saliba and wife Ginger of Peotone, Ill.; grandchildren: Christopher Saliba and Jimmy Saliba and wife April, all of Mitchell; David Lee Saliba II, M.D. and wife Bridgette of Winston-Salem, N.C., Hardy Saliba and wife Tina of El Dorado Hills, Calif., and Eddie, John and Andrew Saliba of Peotone, Ill., great-grandchild, Lily Faith Saliba of Mitchell; sister, Sammy Sellars of Herrin, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: George and Mike; and sisters: Zine, Flossie, Vickie, Fairy and Myrtle.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Herrin, Ill., with calling from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin.

Local services will be at 7 p.m. today at the Ferguson-Lee Haverly Chapel in Mitchell, with calling from 3 p.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, the Herrin First United Methodist Church or to the music department of Taylor University.

September 10, 2007

Chastain

Oct. 11, 1913 — Sept. 8, 2007

Clyde Chastain, 93, Bedford, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born Oct. 11, 1913, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Curtis and Effie (Enochs) Chastain. He grew up in the Bono area, working on farms as a boy and young man. He always preferred to work with mules rather than horses. He was an avid gardener and loved to give away his produce.

He retired from GM Powertrain in 1975 and was a member of UAW Local 440. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

Clyde married Florence Elizabeth McKinney Nov. 14, 1934, and she preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1994.

Survivors include sons, Darrell (Mary Lou) Chastain and Stanley (Paula) Chastain; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Christina) Hillenburg, all of Lawrence County, and Mrs. John (Charlann) Corns, Pueblo, Colo.; sisters, Mrs. Leathel (Myrtle) Robbins and Mrs. Raymond (Marie) McFarlan, both of Bedford; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Charles Dean, who died shortly after birth; daughter, Carolyn Sue Wampler, who passed away in April of 1995; brothers, Dale, Ray, Floyd, Claude, Clifford, Howard and Theodore “Pete” Chastain; and sisters, Mrs. Rodden (Mae) Blevins and Mrs. Raymond (Madge) Smith.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Hillenburg and the Rev. Claude Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Kirkman

Feb. 11, 1934 — Sept. 9, 2007

David F. Kirkman, 73, Hert Hollow Lane, Springville, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 11, 1934, in Avoca, he was the son of Orville and Annetta (England) Kirkman. He married Iris Bridwell on Nov. 8, 1952, and she survives.

He was an electrician for Indiana Limestone for 40 years until his retirement in 1996.

He attended Needmore High School, attended Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Bedford, was a member of I.B.E.W. Local No. 16 of Evansville and of the White River Bowhunters in Mitchell.

Surviving with his wife, Iris, of Springville; include sons: Tim Kirkman and wife Cleata of Needmore, Terry Kirkman and wife Michele of Springville, and Jerry Kirkman and wife Jamie of Avoca; grandchildren: Jenny, Jerrin and Jason Kirkman, and Lori Kirkman Lee; great-grandchildren: Zakary Kirkman and Gavin and Jeremiah Lee; brothers: Ross Kirkman and wife Jeanie of Greencastle, Bud Kirkman and wife Patty of Springville, and Denny Kirkman and wife Carol of Springville; a sister, Janna Combs of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene in lieu of flowers.

Jones

Feb. 6, 1933 — Sept. 8, 2007

Madge M. Jones, 74, Bedford, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was a long distance operator for AT&T.

She is survived by her husband, Samuel "Gene" Jones.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Avoca Baptist Church Building Fund.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

Armstrong


Dec. 6, 1916 — Sept. 8, 2007

Charles Cecil Armstrong, 90, of Williams, passed away at 3:10 a.m. on Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

Born Dec. 6, 1916, in St. Berniece, he was the son of Carl and Rose (Craig) Armstrong Pruett. He married Margaret Spreen on July 10, 1937, and she survives.

He was a farmer near Williams for many years. He loved to farm, listen to country western and gospel music. He was also an animal lover, especially horses.

Surviving with his wife, Margaret of Williams is one daughter: Jean Williams and her husband John A. of Bedford; two sons: James D. Armstrong of Williams, and Carl D. Armstrong and his wife Penny of Bloomington; two grandchildren Lisa Williams Webb of Bedford, and John Williams, Jr. of Bedford; four great grandchildren: Alex Webb, Andrew Webb, Liza Williams, and Margaret Williams; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Otis Armstrong, Lowell Armstrong, John Pruett, and Emerson Pruett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and also from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Cecil at HYPERLINK "http://www.daycarter.com/"HYPERLINK "http://www.daycarter.com/"www.daycarter.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, c/o Wanda Starr, 1619 N Street, Bedford.


September 6, 2007

Ward Jr.


July 22, 1927 — Aug. 17, 2007

Fred Ward Jr., 80, 312 Sixth St., Oolitic, died Aug. 17, at his residence.

He retired from Ford Motor Company after 33 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Grissom) Ward, Oolitic; and two nieces and one nephew.


Ganaway


Mar. 8, 1929 — Sept. 4, 2007

William Eugene "Gene" Ganaway, 78, Mitchell, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from General Electric.

Survivors include one sister, Nancy L. Ganaway, Mitchell.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Beasley


Jan. 3, 1953 — Sept. 2, 2007

Eddie E. Beasley, 54, Mitchell, died Sunday at his residence.

He was a finish carpenter.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery with burial following.


September 5, 2007

Crawford


Nov. 16, 1939 — Sept. 4, 2007

Jack Crawford, 67, Mitchell, died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.

He had been employed at Gallion’s Grocery Store and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine Crawford, Mitchell; sons: Jeff Crawford and Mark Crawford, both of Lincoln, Neb., and Chuck Crawford and Richard Crawford, both of Omaha, Neb.; stepsons: John Walker and James Walker, both of Mitchell; stepdaughters: Kimberly Walker, Corydon and Lisa Hensley, Eckerty; a sister, Florence Mays, La Pine, Ore.; a brother, Billy Longest, Orleans, and 12 grandchildren.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at HYPERLINK "http://www.chastainfuneralhome.com/"HYPERLINK "http://www.chastainfuneralhome.com/"www.chastainfuneralhome.com.


Kirkman


Jan. 25, 1947 — Sept. 3, 2007

Kenneth Dean Kirkman, 60, of 103 Vista Dr., Oolitic, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Monday at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born January 25, 1947, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elery and Maudie (Reynolds) Kirkman. He married Wanda Strunk on March 11, 1966, and she survives.

He was a welder-millwright at GM Powertrain for 38 years, retiring in 2004. He was a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church. He enjoyed many hobbies including doing handiwork, camping and coin collecting. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Surviving with his wife, Wanda of Oolitic, are one daughter, Tammie Kirkman of Tampa, Fla.; two sons: Marty Kirkman and wife Heather of Oolitic, and Jason Kirkman and wife Heidi of Chicago, Ill; two granddaughters: Amanda and Erica Kirkman of Oolitic; three brothers: Tom Kirkman and wife Beth of Grand Rapids, Mich., Charles Kirkman and wife Judy of Bedford and Elery Kirkman Jr. and wife Warnetta of Oolitic; and two sisters: Ruth Ann McKinney of Haines City, Fla. and Mary Riley and husband Phil of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Margie Staggs; one brother, Paul Kirkman; one brother-in-law, Robert McKinney and one granddaughter, Jennifer Kirkman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bruce Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

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