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Obituaries 2007-12 (December)

December 31, 2007

Shane Emberton

Feb. 19, 1972 — Dec. 30, 2007

Shane Emberton, 35, Mitchell, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday in Bedford.

Born Feb. 19, 1972, in Bedford, he was the son of Steve and Paulette (Flynn) Emberton.

He was formerly a firefighter at Crane, was employed at Elliott Stone and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Gulf War. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1990.

Survivors include a daughter, Meghan Emberton, Bedford; a son, Zackery Emberton, Bedford; his fiancee´, Miranda Crockett, Mitchell; his father and stepmother, Steve and Jackie Emberton, Mitchell; his mother, Paulette Flynn, Bedford; sisters: Autumn Tolliver and Chantelle Emberton, both of Mitchell; and one brother, Lucas Emberton, Mitchell.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Talbott 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 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Russell H. Smith

Jan. 6, 1922 — Jan. 1, 2008

Russell H. Smith, 85, of 2496 Judah-Logan Road, Bedford, died at 4:03 p.m. on Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 6, 1922, in Monroe County, he was the son of Marshall and May (Kinser) Smith. He married Kathleen Ellen Stafford on Feb. 7, 1942, and she survives.

He was a farmer and mill worker. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army from Nov. 3, 1942, through Jan. 6, 1946, and was a member of the Judah Church of Christ.

Surviving with his wife, Kathleen; are three sons: Ron Smith and wife Brenda, Russell W. “Cutt” and Trish, and Mike Smith and wife Jill all of Bedford; two daughters: Ellen Sears and husband Paul and Rita Hawkins and husband Richard all of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Margie Hillenburg of Heltonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Maxine Eads and Freeda Smith; and one brother, Paul Smith.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

December 30, 2007

Mary Elsie Banks, 84

April 4, 1923 — Dec. 28, 2007

Mary Elsie Banks, 84, of Bedford, formerly of Springville, died at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2007, at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born April 4, 1923, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Milford and Abbie (Neely) Godsey.

She married Harry M. Banks on November 30, 1942, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2000.

She had been employed in the dietary department at Dunn Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Peerless Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth R. Banks and his wife, Janice, of Springville, and Larry W. Banks of Bedford; one brother, Ivan Godsey of Bedford; two sisters, Alma Bottoriff of Bedford and Artie Workman of Bloomfield; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Ruth Ann Phillips; six brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31st, from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary, with Pastor Wendell Phillips, Pastor Alan Phillips and Rev. Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th and from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, December 31st, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Peerless Pentecostal Church.

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

Dixie Le McPherson

Dixie Le McPherson, infant daughter of Bill and Lisa (Bundy) McPherson, died Nov. 9 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Surviving with her parents Bill and Lisa McPherson of Bedford are, one brother, Kane Charles of Bedford; maternal grandparents, David and Rita Frost of Mitchell; paternal grandmother, Wilma McPherson of Mitchell; maternal aunt, Rachel Bundy of Bedford; five paternal aunts: Nancy McPherson of Riverside, Calif., Connie Grubb of Orleans, Barbara Lynn of Bedford, Annette Byrd of Bloomington, and Diane Barber of Bedford; and one paternal uncle, Jim McPherson of Hardinsburg.

Private family services were held Dec. 29. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

John Edward Rainey, 62

Sept. 4, 1945 — Dec. 28, 2007

John Edward Rainey, 62, of Bedford, died Friday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He had been employed at Buck Lemon Furniture for 15 years and C & B Electric for 20 years. He owned John’s Used Furniture in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Rainey of Bedford; two daughters, Rhonda Lane and Rebecca Harding, both of Bedford; one son, Wes Rainey of Heltonville; and three brothers, Bill Rainey of Michigan, Jerry Rainey of Bedford and Dean Rainey of Pendleton.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Englewood Baptist Church in Bedford. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Donna Hackney

Donna Hackney, 55, Mitchell, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007, at her residence. She went home to heaven to rest in peace; no more pain. She is finally in God’s hands.

Born January 16, 1952, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Herbert and Mildred (Walton) McPherson. She married Edmond Joe Hackney July 9, 1982.

She was formerly employed at Dana Corporation and was a member of Living Waters Church of God.

Surviving: husband, Edmond Joe Hackney, Mitchell; mother, Mildred Daugherity, Mitchell; sons, Kevin Hackney and companion, Tiffany Padgett, Mitchell, Ricky Stirratt, Mitchell; daughter, Tammy Strange and husband, Danny, Mitchell; stepdaughters, Tina Hackney, Milltown, Ohio, Bridgett Hackney, Seymour, Kimberly Hackney, Columbus; stepson, Tim Hackney, Miamisburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Travis and Shanna White, Cody and Dakota Hackney, Mitchell; 11 stepgrandchildren; brothers, Morris McPherson and wife, Kay, Elwood, Illinois, Larry McPherson and wife, Janice, Elwood, Illinois, Ronnie McPherson and wife, Liz, Bradwood, Illinois, David McPherson, Phoenix, Arizona; sisters, Linda Cory and husband, Kenny, Martinsville, Judy Nocus and husband, Richard, Martinsville, Sherri Simm, Diamond, Illinois, Deb Flores and husband, Junior, Pontiac, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

Her father; and brothers, Bill and Rick McPherson, preceded her in death.


Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Joyce Mincoff officiating.

Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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


December 28, 2007

Richard E. Moore

Sept. 11, 1935 — Dec. 26, 2007

Richard Edward Moore, 72, of Bedford, died at 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, at his residence.

Born Sept. 11, 1935 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Earl and Dorval (Butcher) Moore. He married Connie Reed on December 22, 2006, and she survives.

He was the self employed owner of Moore’s Roofing and Construction Company He was a member of the Eagles Lodge No. 1085 in Bloomington and No. 654 of Bedford, V.F.W. Post No. 686 of Oolitic and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Connie of Bedford; one daughter, Tamara Moore of Bedford; three stepchildren, Laura Ortiz and Lisa Ortiz, both of California, and Timothy Ortiz of Bedford; one grandson, Richard Keith Moore of Bloomington; three brothers, Russell, Ralph and Raymond Moore, all of Bedford; five nieces, Ramona of Mitchell, Roanna of Guthrie, Teresa of Bloomington, Rhonda of Bedford and Tracee of Bloomington; and three nephews, Kevin and Mike, both of Bedford, and Greg of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Moore; two sisters, Wanda Moore and Wilma Jean; and one nephew, Jerry Boofer.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Eagles Lodge No. 654 in Bedford.

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

December 27, 2007

Hazel F. Kesterson

April 2, 1945 — Dec. 25, 2007

Hazel Faye Kesterson was born into the home of Lavern and Naomi (Merry) Marshall on April 2, 1945, in English. She passed away Dec. 25, 2007, at her residence in Mitchell at the age of 62.

She retired from Mi-Lin Wood Products and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary.

Surviving are sons, Carl L. Kesterson and Tony R. Kesterson, both of Mitchell; grandchildren, Andrea N. Kesterson, Anthony C. Kesterson, and LaTessa R. Kesterson; and sister, Doris Babcock, Paoli.

Her parents; sister, Ruth Stout; and brother, Dale Marshall, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell, with the Rev. Jason Johns officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbears will be: John Penn, Kris Dillard, Marvin Stout, Roger Stout, Phillip Babcock and Steve Babcock.

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

Richard Moore

Richard Moore, 72, Bedford, died Wednesday in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

December 26, 2007

Margaret I. Foddrill

Nov. 2, 1914 — Dec. 22, 2007

Margaret Iantha Foddrill, 93, of Bedford passed on into eternity at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Avon.

She was a loving wife, mother and committed Christian throughout her life.

Iantha was born on Nov. 2, 1914, in Bazaar, Kan., to Roy and Harriett (Inlow) Shook. She married Carl Edward Foddrill on February 12, 1937 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1975.

She was a self employed hairstylist in Bedford and a member and officer in the Indiana Hairdressers Guild in which she won several awards for hair styling. Iantha was a member of the Bedford Free Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of Friends of Haiti and also went on several missions trips to Haiti and Mexico to help the poor and needy.

Surviving is one son, David Keith Foddrill and wife Linda of Avon; and four grandchildren, Timothy S. Foddrill and wife Dirancy of Indianapolis, Thomas M. Foddrill and wife Lyn-Dee of Avon, Julia Weida and husband Jason of Canton, Mich. and Jamie L. Gibbs and husband Cory of Plainfield. She also had five great-grandchildren, Steven and Jalie Gibbs, David and Rachael Foddrill and Miles Weida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Gordon Shook.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with burial following in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Free Methodist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle for Mrs. Foddrill at www.daycarter.com.

Sarah Wyatt

May 12, 1925 — Dec. 25, 2007

Sarah Wyatt, 82, Bedford, died at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Anna East, Bedford; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Cecil Spicer, Bedford, Lonnie Spicer, Palmyra and Junior Spicer, Mitchell; and three sisters, Effie Mae Smith and Eliza Wagoner, both of Mitchell and Nannie Tharp of Shoals.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Knott Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Louise College Fund.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

William J. Hale

Nov. 8, 1920 — Dec. 23, 2007

William Jackson “Jay” Hale, age 87, 108 Brookside Dr. Bedford, died at 10:55 p.m. on December 23, 2007 at his residence.

Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Laurel County, Ky., the son of Bige & Shirley (Bennett) Hale. He married Betty Lou (Taylor) Hale on Oct. 16, 1948 and she survives.

He was a self–employed businessman, Owner of Hales Used Car Sales, Hale Stone Co. and Hales Carriage House Furniture, all in Bedford; Hale Furniture in Bloomington, and Hale Furniture in Lafayette, He retired in 1989.

He was a graduate of Mitchell High School, attended one year of college at Georgetown before enlisting in the Navy. He was a World War II veteran, member of the First Baptist Church, Elks Club, American Legion Post No. 33, and the I–Deal Club.

Surviving with the wife, Betty Lou Hale of Bedford; are one daughter, Stephanie L. Crosby and husband Cort of California; one son, Michael Jay Hale of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Haley L. Fite and Jordan Crosby; two grandsons, Zachary Fite and Van Ruskin Crosby; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frank Nichols and wife Ruby, Oral H. (Boode) Hale and wife Ginger, Otho (Bud) Hale; and two sisters, infant Maxi Hale, and Flo Alice Myers and husband Earl.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites by American Legion Post No. 33.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the church.

Jay was an avid golfer, donations can be made to Bedford Recreation Foundation or your favorite charity.

Services by Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

December 23, 2007

Noble W. Doane, 77

Aug. 9, 1930 — Dec. 22, 2007

Noble W. Doane, 77, of Mitchell, died Saturday at the Health Campus of Stonebridge in Bedford.

He was a truck driver and owned and operated Noble Doane Trucking. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane; two sons, Scott Doane of Williams and Darrell Doane of Mitchell; two sisters, Juanita Taylor and Jeannette Bates, both of Bedford, and one brother, Jonnie Doane of Bedford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Elmwood Chapel at Day and Carter Mortuary. Burial will be at Port Williams Cemetery.

Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m.

Terri Lynn Knight Stiles, 43

Feb. 26, 1964 — Dec. 21, 2007

Terri Lynn Knight Stiles, 43, of Bedford, died Friday at her residence.

She worked at North Lawrence Community Schools.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Terrell of Mitchell, two sons, Jon Terrell of Huron and Tyson Banks of Bedford; her mother, Margaret Knight of Bedford and three sisters, Leslie Chambers of Fayetteville, Gayle Terrell of Mitchell and Eva Knight of Bedford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Margaret Iantha Foddrill, 93

Martha Iantha Foddrill, 93, of Bedford, died Saturday at Avon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Avon. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

William J. Grimes, 62

William J. Grimes, 62, of Mitchell, died Saturday at Dunn Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

Curtis L. Morgan, 66

Curtis L. Morgan, 66, of Mitchell, died Friday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home.

December 20, 2007

Genevieve R. King

April 6, 1931 — Dec. 19, 2007

Genevieve R. King, 76, Huron, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born April 6, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of George and Lela (White) Tincher. She married Joseph James King on a April 24, 1948.

She was a salesperson and had been employed at Buck Lemon Furniture Store in Bedford. She was a member of the Huron Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph James King, Huron; a daughter, Sandra Kay Mead, Prospect, Ky., granddaughters, Kristen Lynn Hudson and Amanda Kay Mead; great-grandchildren, Kaylyn Alice and Jameson Christopher Hudson; and sisters, Pauline Merry, Bedford and Charlene Williams, Mitchell.

Her parents, and brothers, Gilbert Tincher and Bill Johnson, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Smoot officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Huron Church of God.

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

Betty L. Reed

July 23, 1925 — Dec. 18, 2007

Betty L. Reed, 82, of Bedford, died at 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born July 23, 1925, in Sellersburg, she was the daughter of Robert and Louise (Bowyer) Farnsley. She married Dr. Orville K. Fleming and he preceded her in death in 1978. She later married John Reed and he survives.

She was a homemaker and had worked at the Well’s Shop of Fashion in Bedford for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford and the Elks Lodge.

Survivors include her husband, John of Bedford; one daughter, Marsha C. Fleming of New Albany; two sons, Mark A. Fleming of Muncie, and Kirk D. Fleming of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Nicole Deffenbaugh, Shannon Newman, Shay Kirkpatrick, Stephanie McCrea, Seth Hickerson and Sarah Hickerson; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; one daughter, Charlene K. Richason; and one sister, Rosemary Amos.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Ahlemeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Karen L. Bilby

April 2, 1947 — Dec. 18, 2007

Karen L. Bilby, 60, Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, died Tuesday evening at Dunn Memorial Hosptial in Bedford.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Liberty Cemetery in Orleans, with Brother Tom Bostic officiating.

The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma L. Terrell

April 17, 1933 — Dec. 19, 2007

Velma L. Terrell, 74, Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, died Wednesday at her residence.

She was born April 17, 1933, in Jamestown, Ky., to Otis Lea and Ollie Mae Woolridge Pierce.

She was married to Eugene Terrell and they divorced.

She is survived by her sister, Gladys Lucille Guffrey of Greenwood.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Mae Terrell; five brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

December 18, 2007

Barbara J. Dines

Dec. 25, 1924 — Dec. 14, 2007

Barbara J. Dines, 82, of Mitchell, formerly of Danville, Ill., died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell.

Barbara had worked several years as a secretary for Berkley-Davis in Danville.

Surviving is one daughter Jean Parsons of Bedford; eight grandchildren; also 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life funeral service for Barbara J. Dines was Monday at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Danville, Ill., with the Rev. James Blue officiating. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences to the family can be e-mailed to www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

Wilma Eloise Wilson


Wilma Eloise Wilson, 63, Bedford, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at her residence.

Born September 23, 1944, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Kermit and Iris (Elrod) Burgess. She was formerly married to Glendon Ray Wells, Charles Tidd, and Jack Wilson.

She had been employed at White River Lodge.

Surviving: daughters, Kelly Terrell and husband, James R., Bedford Glenda Parker and husband, Gerald L., Bedford Iris Curren and husband, Brian, Mitchell companion, Herbert Wheeler, Bedford sisters, Leilani Mosier, Bedford Darlene Williams, Mitchell brothers, Tim Burgess, Mitchell Kerry Damron, Mitchell grandchildren, Emily Johnson, Jeramiah Terrell, Ethan Terrell, Michael Terrell, Benjamin Parker, Sarah Parker, Joseph Parker, Joshua Parker, Teddy Hayes, Kirsten Tuell, and Jesse Curren great granddaughter, Ashlynn Johnson. Her parents; husband, Jack Wilson; sisters, Mary Johnson and Margie Thomas; and brother, Noble Kermit Burgess, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Brother Richard Chase officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jim Terrell, Gerald Parker, Jeramiah Terrell, Joseph Parker, Ethan Terrell, and Kerry Damron.

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


December 17, 2007

Zachery D. Gary

Dec. 26, 1985 — Dec. 15, 2007

Zachery D. Gary, 21, 8035 Ind. 158, Bedford, died Saturday.

He was a member of the U.S. Army serving with the 82nd Airborne stationed out of Fort Bragg, N.C. He had served 16 months in Iraq and was currently home on leave.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sharon and Brian Huber, Bedford; one sister, Tara Maegan Gary, Bedford; two brothers, Drake and Brax Huber, both of Bedford; paternal grandmother, Betty Gary, New Albany; maternal grandparents, Bill and Marlene Harter, Pekin; paternal step-grandparents, Ralph and Betty Huber, New Solsberry; maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Pember, Clarksville; paternal great-grandmother, Flossie Amburn of Marengo; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Online condolences are available at www.daycarter.com.

December 16, 2007

Dale Bruce Humphrey

Jan. 6, 1934 — Dec. 15, 2007

Dale Bruce Humphrey, 73, of 697 State Road 54 West in Springville passed away at 12:32 P.M. on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at his residence.

Born January 6, 1934 in Scott County, IN he was the son of Lowry Humphrey and Valera (Blunt) Armstrong. He married Peggy Armstrong on August 31, 1952 and she survives. He was a member of the Popcorn Christian Church, a 1951 graduate of Oolitic High School, a 1957 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Ag. Economics. He was a Sagamore of the Wabash. He received a Certificate of Distinction from Purdue University Agriculture Association Alumni. He was a Farm mortgage Lender with American United Life Ins. Co. from 1957-1959, from 1973-1975 he served as a part-time instructor for the Veterans Agriculture Program teaching agriculture to veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, a self employed farmer and cattle producer. He was a past president of the Lawrence County Cattlemen’s Association, Lawrence County Extension Board and a member of the Lawrence County Fair Board, a member Dean’s Advisory Committee Purdue University, member of the advisory committee Farm Credit Services, member of Packer Feasibility Task Force, and a past president of the Indiana Cattlemen’s Association. He was a past president of the National Cattlemen’s Association, he held various other offices in the National Cattlemen’s Association, he was the first vice president of the National Cattlemen’s Association, he served as chairman of the resolutions, nominating and farm policy committees, he was a Region One vice president, a member of the four nations trade group, and was chairman of trade policy meeting in Japan and Mexico. He was past president of the school board nominating committee, and a member of the Dunn Hospital Board of Governors. He enjoyed playing bridge with his family and friends. He was a namesake of the Dale and Thomas Popcorn Company in New York City.

Surviving with his wife Peggy of Springville, are his children: Carol Lee Anthony and her husband David of Bloomington, Brian Humphrey of Springville, and Craig Humphrey and his wife Cindy of Colorado; nine grandchildren: Holly Carpenter of Illinois, Aaron Chastain of Illinois, Gretchen Brashear of Missouri, Chance and Samantha Humphrey of Springville, Marcy and Brett Humphrey of Colorado, Richard Anthony of Texas, and Robert Anthony of Ohio; five great grandchildren; one brother Ronald Humphrey of Kentland, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Rush Armstrong, and one brother Phillip Armstrong.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 18th from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jerry Wisley and Pastor Thurston Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery in Springville. Friends may call from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Monday, December 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dale at www.daycarter.com.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Popcorn Christian Church or to Bloomington Hospital Hospice of Greene County.

December 15, 2007

William W. Ozias

Jan. 1, 1960 — Dec. 10, 2007

William Walter Ozias, 47, 1626 E St., Bedford, died at 6 p.m. Monday at his residence.

Born Jan. 1, 1960, in St. Petersburg, Fla., he was the son of William E. Ozias and Jean Strickland Childers.

He was a machinist at E&M Tool in Bedford.

He attended Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Survivors include his mother and father, both of Bedford; two brothers, John Ozias of Mitchell and Vernon Tyre and wife Debbie of Arkansas; one sister, Faye Thomas and husband Myron of Bedford; two stepsisters, Lori Elkins and husband Jim and Kelly Chastain, all of Bedford; and two stepbrothers, Mike Childers and Jay Childers, both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Donald Childers.

There will be no funeral or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the charity of the donor’s choice in memory of William Walter Ozias.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

December 14, 2007

Vickie L. Keller

Nov. 9, 1954 — Dec. 12, 2007

Vickie L. Keller, 53, Mitchell, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel.

Born Nov. 9, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Harley and Nola Mae (Cody) Sutherlin. She married Jim “Batman” Keller on May 27, 1983.

She had been employed in the dietary department at Hospitality House in Bedford and Home Health and Hospice at Bloomington Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Jim “Batman” Keller, Mitchell; daughters, Anita Keller and husband Joe Dennison, Leitchfield, Ky., and Jessica Watterson, Bedford; a sister, Donna Irwin and husband Michael, Mitchell; a brother, Michael Smith, Bedford; aunts, Versie Cody, Orleans and Lois Cooper, Indianapolis; uncle, Olin Cody and wife Princess, Logansport; cousin, Leon Cody, Orleans; nephew Dale Coulter, Kansas and five grandchildren.

Her mother and stepfather, Nola Mae and Clinton Frazier; a sister, Anita Coulter; and brother, Carl Smith, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home in Mitchell with Pastor Steve Epley officiating. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be: B.J. Bryson, Duane Irwin, Joey Dennison, Marvin Grogan, Jeff Reynolds, Tony Smoot, Dustin Smoot and Michael Smith.

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

William W. Ozias

William Walter Ozias, 47, Bedford, died at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

December 12, 2007

David L. Fry

May 12, 1938 — Dec. 10, 2007

David Lowell Fry, 69, 1305 K St., Bedford, died at 11:54 a.m. Monday at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Born May 12, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Cornelius and Ruby (Jackson) Fry. He was a 1956 graduate of Needmore High School and a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and the National Guard.

He had been previously employed at the Jay C Plus Store, Cummins Diesel in Columbus, and as a maintenance man in Indianapolis.

Survivors include one son, Collin James Estell of Bedford; three brothers: Meredith Fry of Chesterfield, Gerald Fry of Bedford, and John Fry of Columbia, Mo.; two sisters: Verna Younger of Franklin and Lavon Fortner of Bedford and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Morris Fry; three sisters: Esther Mae Fry, Maryetta Rainey and Donna Hagan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Lawrence County Patient Services for cancer patients, in memory of David L. Fry.

Services are under the direction of the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford

Donald L. Sims

Sept. 18, 1930 — Dec. 10, 2007

Donald Lee Sims, 77, of Oolitic, died at 1:32 p.m. Monday at his home.

Born September 18, 1930, in Harrisburg, Ill., he was the son of Robert R. and Susie B. (Durfee) Sims. He married Lena Maynor December 23, 1955, and she survives.

He retired from General Motors in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Lena, of Bedford, are two daughters: Leah Brinegar and husband Karl of Bedford and Kimberly Sims of Indianapolis; two grandchildren: Tiffany Hobson and husband Justin of Bedford and Kyle Brinegar of Linton; one brother, Bobby Sims of Marion, Ill; two sisters: Carolyn Wollenson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Linda Sullivan of Harrisburg, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the New Liberty Cemetery in Eddyville, Ill.

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 Don at www.daycarter.com.

December 11, 2007

Donald Lee Sims

Sept. 18, 1930 — Dec. 10, 2007

Donald Lee Sims, 77, of Oolitic, died at 1:32 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2007 at his home.

He married Lena Maynor on Dec. 23, 1955, and she survives. He retired from General Motors in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and a member of First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Surviving with his wife, Lena are two daughters: Leah Brinegar and her husband, Karl of Bedford and Kimberly Sims of Indianapolis; two grandchildren; one brother, Bobby Sims of Marion, IL; two sisters: Carolyn Wollenson of Jacksonville, FL and Linda Sullivan of Harrisburg, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the New Liberty Cemetery in Eddyville, IL. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Don at www.daycarter.com.

December 9, 2007

John Reid Hall, 86

April 4, 1921 — Dec. 7, 2007

John Reid Hall, 86, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Friday, December 7th, at the Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born on April 4, 1921, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Samuel J. Hall and Ida A. (Hicks) Hall. He was retired from the Indiana Department of Labor, a member of the Bedford First Baptist Church, Capitol City Masonic Lodge #312 of Indianapolis, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine of Indianpolis. He was a Veteran of WW II and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.

Surviving is one daughter, Carolyn Noel of Spring Hill, TN; three sons, Thomas R. Hall, Joseph L. Hall and John M. Hall, all of Johnson County, IN; and five grandchildren, Joseph J. Hall, Jenny Hall, Ashley Hall, Brooklyn Noel and Blake Noel. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10th, from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary, with Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Friends may call on Monday from noon until the service hour at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Graveside committal services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11th, at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood, IN. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to Bedford First Baptist Church.

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

Roy G. ‘Spike’ Evans, 101

Dec. 10, 1905 — Dec. 7, 2007

Roy G. “Spike” Evans, 101, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday at StoneBridge Care Facility.

Roy was born in Bedford, on Dec. 10, 1905, to Frank and Magdalene (Horn) Evans. Roy’s wife of 65 years, Martha Bernice (Dustin) Evans preceded him in death in 1993.

Roy was a member of the Faith Mission Church and had served as a board member over the years. He was a fireman for the Bedford Fire Department from 1941 until 1951; he served several areas in Lawrence County with ice delivery service from 1935 until 1948; founded Bedford Stone Service in 1947 and was active in the limestone business until his retirement in 1969. He founded Evans Quarries with his two sons, Eddie and Larry in 1964 and was active until 1995.

He is survived by his two daughters, Iris Riggs and husband Don of Greenwood, and Sondra Evans of Bedford; one son, Larry Evans and wife Sarah of Bedford; and one daughter-in-law, Mary Evans of Bedford.

Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, Susie (Evans) Kern; Judy (Evans) Cessna, Gary Evans, Bill Evans, John Evans, Jenny (Evans) Semssarzadeh, Karla (Riggs) Norton, Kathy (Riggs) Sorenson, Karen (Evans) Clark, Debbie (Evans) Wick, Stephen Evans, Stephanie (Evans) Lintemuth, Jackie (Evans) Smith, Trent Haines and Trish (Haines) Fields and 34 great-grandchildren: Manessa Kern, Jackson Kern, Kylene Kern, Diane Cessna, Phillip Cessna, Emily Cessna, Kevin Cessna, Chris Evans, Amanda Evans, Winter Evans, Chloe Evans, Dakota Evans, Damian Evans, Sierra Evans, Maryam Semssarzadeh, Ali Semssarzadeh, Amir Semssarzadeh, Valerie Norton, Jonathan Norton, Andrew Sorenson, Emily Sorenson, Mary Clark, Laura Wick, Emily Wick, Andrew Wick, Anna Wick, Colsen Evans, Avarie Evans, Sarah Lintemuth, Ellen Lintemuth, Christopher Blaeholder, Erik Smith, Emaleigh Haines, and Isabell Haines.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant son, Gary; and son Eddie who passed away in April of 2006; four sisters: Clara (Evans) Dyer, Helen (Evans) Henderson, Mary Elizabeth (Evans) Kern and Margaret (Evans) Drehoble; and one brother, Roscoe Wayne Evans.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Faith Mission Church, 1817 26th St., with Rev. Leonard Sankey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 3 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service at the church on Wednesday.

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

Elmer Conley, 74

Elmer Conley, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2007, at Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 15, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Everett and Mabel M. (Bowers) Conley. He married Joyce Maxine Chatham November 10, 1951, and she preceded him in death March 11, 2001.

He retired from Rogers Group with 30 years of service, graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951, and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. He was a member and past master of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM.

Surviving: sons, Mark S. Conley and wife, Diane, Fairland; Michael L. Conley and wife, Missy, Mitchell; grandchildren, Jordan Marie Conley, Fairland, Shane Dawson Conley, Mitchell; brothers, Howard Conley, Loveland, Ohio, Wayne Conley, Polk City, Florida, William Conley, Vevay, David Conley, Orleans; sisters, Barbara Lindley, Mitchell, Mary Jane Hartley, Campbellsburg, Kay Goodman, Polk City, Florida

His parents; wife; daughter, Beth Ann Conley; sister, Gail Witmer; and brother, Edgar Conley, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. David Conley and Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Honorary casketbearers: Bob Brinkworth, Jim Williams, Wayne Robertson, and Richard Hayes. Casketbearers: Bill Conley, Gerald Scott, Tim Chastain, John Hayes, Greg Dalton, and Scott Clark.

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


Betty Jean Johnson, 73

Nov. 4, 1934 — Dec. 7, 2007

Betty Jean (Tarr) Johnson, 73, of West Baden, died Friday at Medco Health and Rehabilitation Center in French Lick.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Emery R. Johnson; one daughter, Phoebe Freeman of French Lick; three sons, Charles F. Johnson of West Baden, George T. Johnson of Orleans and Daniel A. Johnson of Bloomington; four sisters, Mary Ruth Merry of Seymour, JoAnn Morgan of West Baden, Martha Sue Lambdin of Paoli and Barbara K. Tarr of Orleans; and one brother, John R. Tarr of Orleans.

Cremation was chosen.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 15, at McAdams Mortuary.

Friends may call 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Angel Foundation, 521 W. Main St., Mitchell, IN 47446.

December 3, 2007

Robert E. Greer

April 11, 1935 — Dec. 1, 2007

Robert Eugene Greer, 72, Mitchell, died at 11:57 a.m. Saturday at his residence.

He was a farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include three sisters, Jean Horine, Springfield, Mo., Betty Jane Connor, Bedford, and Dorothy M. Richards, Fort Wayne; and one brother, George Greer, Indianapolis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Spice Valley Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

Online condolences may be sent at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy L. Pickhart

Nov. 11, 1926 — Dec. 1, 2007

Dorothy Louise Henderson Pickhart, 81, Mitchell, passed away at 11:02 a.m. Saturday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Nov. 11, 1926, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Benjamin H. and Rosa Z. (Nickless) Grimes. She married Vernon “Cotton” Henderson on Nov. 2, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1972.

She retired from Mitchell Manor Nursing Home after 28 years of service in the housekeeping and laundry department.

Survivors include sons, Larry K. Henderson and wife Remy of Columbia, South Carolina, and Jimmy D. Henderson and companion, Susan Olson of Mitchell; daughters, Rebecca Ball and husband Larry of Mitchell, and Panda Mullinax and husband Bobby of Mitchell; sisters, Betty Summers, Columbus, Catherine Butler, Needmore, and Gertie Wright of California; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; sister, Farrell Ebert; and brothers, Rollie, Harold and Ben Grimes, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Pastor Glenn Duncan and Daniel Piwonka officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Honorary casketbearer will be L.K. Henderson Jr.

Casketbearers will be Keith Henderson, Kent Henderson, Seth Ross, Shawn Adams, Eric Barber, Matt Olson, Devin Ball and Danny Summers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.

Reece Jones

June 23, 1933 — Nov. 30, 2007

Reece Jones, 74, Bedford, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born June 23, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Reese and Aleen (Eisenmenger) Jones Sr.

He was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his companion, Linda Oliver of Bedford; daughters, Belinda Reid of Thompson, Ga., Evelyn Ellis of Thompson, Ga., and Rita Waters of Alma, Ga.; stepson, Alvin Johnson of Nauvoo, Ala.; brother, Wayne Jones of Mitchell; sisters, Violet Jones, Dorothy Goen and Phyllis Harris, all of Bedford, and Maxine Elgin of Campbellsburg; 21 grandchildren, 14, great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

His parents; son, Buster; and grandson, Ronnie Reid, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bryantsville Cemetery with Sister Becky Ryan officiating.

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

Arletta J. Lacey

Sept. 19, 1943 — Dec. 2, 2007

Arletta Jo Lacey, 65, Mitchell, formerly of Kentucky, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday at Mitchell Manor.

She was a waitress and factory worker for many years.

Survivors include one son, Allen Higgs, Murray, Ky.; brothers, Tim Tarrants, Heltonville and John Dwayne Tarrants, Florida; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.

Brandon S. Kimbrel

Dec. 29, 1988 — Nov. 30, 2007

Brandon Scott Kimbrel, age 18, of Springville died Friday, November 30, 2007 at University of Louisville Hospital.

He was born December 29, 1988, in Bedford to Terry and Pam (Kern) Kimbrel.

He was a member of Life Tabernacle and attended Springville Christian School.

Survivors include his parents who reside in Springville; two brothers: Ryan Kimbrel of Springville and Justin Kimbrel of Bedford; a sister: Terri (husband, Michael) Armstrong in Connecticut; five uncles; four aunts; two nieces and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry (Junior) and Zora (Dodie) Kimbrel and his maternal grandparents, Gerald (Joe Bud) and Cleonia Kern.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Life Tabernacle in Springville with Pastor Doug Kelley officiating.

Calling hours are 2-8 p.m. today and 4-7 p.m, Wednesday at Life Tabernacle.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Springville Christian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Life Tabernacle in Brandon’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle. Online condolences may be made at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Ada B. Buher

Sept. 19, 1925 — Dec. 1, 2007

Ada Beatrice (Bee) Buher, 82, of Bedford, went to be with her Lord at 2:48 p.m. on Saturday.

Born Sept. 19, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Lelah (Harvey) Nikirk. She married the Rev. Richard Buher on September 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a pastor’s wife. She was a member of the Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Donald Joe Buher and wife Jane of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Buher of Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Amber Jo Thomas of Michigan, Stephanie Morris of Oklahoma and Jason Buher of Michigan; three brothers, Marshall Nikirk of Kentucky, Delvin Nikirk of Oolitic and Danny Nikirk of Bedford; seven sisters, Wilma Henderson of California, Lois Andis of Colorado, Marjorie Henderson of Bloomington, Wanda Roberts and Dana O’Neal, both of Bedford, Warnetta Kirkman of Oolitic and Bonnie Noblitt of Mitchell; her special angel, Paula Johnson who took wonderful care of Bee; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Melvin Blayne Nikirk; and one son, Ernest John Buher.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Grace Full Gospel Church with Rev. Brent O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday all at the Grace Full Gospel Church.

No calling hours are scheduled at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Grace Full Gospel Church Building Fund.

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

Emma Poole

Emma L. Poole, 64, of 79 Heartland Street, Oolitic, died at 12:24 p.m. on Sunday at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born May 17, 1943, she was the daughter of Alex and Maggie (Morrow) Wilson. She married Jerry Poole on October 30, 1961, and he survives.

She was a factory worker for PRD and a member of the Williams Baptist Church.

Surviving with her husband, Jerry; is one son, Kevin Poole and wife Pam of Bedford; one daughter, Renee Arthur and husband Roger of East Oolitic; two granddaughters: Kayla and Emilee Arthur; five step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; three sisters: Zelma Crane, Rosalee Crane, Kathy New and husband Bob all of East Oolitic; two brothers: Floyd Wilson and wife Brenda of East Oolitic and Earl Dean Wilson and wife Carla, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers: Carl, Cecil, Wendell and Chester; and three sisters: Dorothy Sego, Doris Wilson and Thelma Wilson.

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

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

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

December 2, 2007

Doris E. Phillips, 86

Feb. 24, 1921 — Nov. 30, 2007

Doris E. Phillips, 86, Sanders Lane, Bedford, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 24, 1921, in Rankin County, Miss., she was the daughters of James T. Carson and Eula (Williams) Carson. She married Robert C. Phillips on Aug. 25, 1943, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Crossroads Community Church in Bedford and was a volunteer with the Bedford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

Surviving with her husband, Robert C. Phillips, Bedford; are one daughter, Sue Papadopulos of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren, Martha Spicer of Otterbein, Gail Winchester of Oxford, Angie Soto of Renton, Wash., and Jenny Papadopulos of Bellevue, Wash.; six great-grandchildren, Travis, Adam and Troy Winchester, Alexis Soto, Dylan Spicer and Cameron Soto; two sisters, Pearl Grace Jenkins of Purvis, Miss., and Ethel M. Fortner, Bedford; one brother, William H. Carson of Bedford; two nieces, Claretta May and Sarah E. Lee, both of Bedford; and one nephew, Daniel Scoggin of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha B. Carson Scoggin and Anna Carson Hayes; two brothers, James Thomas Carson Jr. and Franklin M. Carson; and her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church in Bedford with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the church.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford was in charge of the arrangements.

Roxie L. Eggers

April 29, 1922-December 1, 2007

Roxie L. Eggers, 85, of Bedford died at 11:15 AM on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the Bedford Regional Medical Center.

Born April 29, 1922 she was the daughter of Henry and Lela (Fox) Tincher. She married Joseph Eggers on February 27, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2006. She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church.

She was a loving, caring mother who will be sadly missed by her family. One son; William Henry Eggers and his wife Shirley of Bedford; three daughters: Josephine Eggers Horton and her husband Charles of Norman, IN, Lela Mae Eggers Hackney and her husband Carson of Bedford, and Nancy Lorenia Eggers of Bedford; five grandchildren Dianna L. Hackney Fisher and her husband Gary , Jeffrey A. Hackney and his wife Lisa, Jill Ann Rose, David Eggers, and Teddy Joe Eggers; seven great grandchildren: Lucas Fisher and his wife Lacey, Sarah, Benjamin Fisher, Heather, Holly, Taylor Hackney, and Angela Rose; one great great grandchild Shelby; one sister, Agnes Earl of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers: Joe, Paul, and Ermal Tincher,and one great grandson Jason Rose.

Funeral services will be conducted at1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 4 from the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry and Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2:00PM Until8:00 PM on Monday, December 3'rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Ada Beatrice Buher

Ada Beatrice Buher died at Saturday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

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