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Obituaries - August 2015





August 31, 2015 Gertrude M. Goodman March 20, 1917 — Aug. 28, 2015

Gertrude Marie Goodman, 98, of Bedford, formerly of Heltonville, died Friday at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital.

Born March 20, 1917, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Delmar R. and Lora (Kirk) Smale. She was a 1935 graduate of Heltonville High School. Gertrude married Harold Corbin in 1935 and he preceded her in death in 1944. She then married Leonard Goodman in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2003.

Over the years Gertrude was employed with Sarkes-Tarzian, Woolworth Department Store, Montgomery Ward, and a cook for Heltonville School.

She was a current member of the New Hope Community Church. She was a former member of Heltonville Baptist Church for many years.

Gertrude was a 4-H leader, a member of the Heltonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and was active in the Heltonville Improvement Organization.

She was a loving mother and mamaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Patty Fletcher and husband Dale of Bedford and Penny Rainey and husband Dean of Pendleton; one son, Dean Corbin of Bedford; ten grandchildren, Gina Zukas, Tammy Todd and husband Scott, Angel Watson and husband Robert, Dena Judah and husband Parker, Nicki Bex and husband Scotty, Brent Fletcher, Mark Fletcher and wife Kara, Amy Voris and husband Joe, Wade Rainey and wife Beverly and Tracy Kemerely and husband Randy; 21 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Donald Corbin; three grandchildren, Christine Corbin, Eden Corbin and Teresa Rainey; one brother, Jerry Smale; and four sisters, Margie Ford, Helen Baker, Emma Johnson and Florence Sowders.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Run Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. August 29, 2015 Allan A. Sims Oct. 16, 1932 — Aug. 25, 2015

Allan A. Sims, 82, Trinity Springs, passed away on Tuesday at his residence.

Born on Oct. 16, 1932, he was the son of Fred and Mary Frances (Wildman) Sims.

Allan was a beloved member of the community and will be remembered for his willingness to help anyone in need and for his friendly smile.

He attended Trinity Springs Schools, graduated from Williams High School, and proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Shoals American Legion Post No. 61, White River Masonic Lodge F. & A.M. and currently served on and was treasurer of the East Fork Water Board.

Allan attended the Trinity Springs Church of Christ and loved watching NASCAR.

He was formerly employed at National Gypsum, and retired after 33 years from NAD Crane. He also read meters for REMC and worked for the East Fork Water, Martin County Highway Department and recently retired as custodian from Old National Bank.

Survivors include his son Gary L. Sims and wife Carla of Shoals; grandchildren, Chris Sims, David Sims, Travis Souerdike, Wendy Banks and A.J. Banks; eight great-grandchildren; his former wife Rita Warren; brothers, Merrill and Barbara Sims of Avon and John and Deanni Sims of Brownsburg; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Shaw; a daughter Beth Ellen (Sims) Souerdike; son Jon A. Sims; brothers, Loran Sims and Frank Sims in infancy; and sisters, Mary Alice Franklin and Joyce Tuttle.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be made in Trinity Springs Cemetery. Shoals American Legion Post No. 61 will accord military graveside rites.

Donald E. Walker

March 27, 1922 — Aug. 20, 2015

Donald E. Walker, 93, Daytona Beach, Fla., died Aug. 20 at Florida Hospital in Daytona Beach.

He was born March 27, 1922, the son of John W. and Blanche (Dalton) Walker. He married Dareta Pipher on Aug. 11, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 21, 2012.

He was a long-time carpenter and developed Woodlawn Village south of Mitchell, and was a small grain farmer for many years along with his wife, Dareta. They also operated Jenkins Brothers Gun Club.

He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942-45. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif., he became a rifle instructor, ranked second out of 93 marines. When the U.S. planned the Iwo Jima attack, he was assigned to the 4th Division, 5th Amphibious unit. He took pride in the fact that he was standing at the base of Mount Suribachi cheering on the soldiers raising the American flag at the top of the mountain. Before his death, it was reported that he was the oldest surviving combat marine.

Don and his wife spent many years showing Tennessee Walking horses, trapshooting and riding motorcycles, including hill climbing and racing on the beach at Daytona.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach.

He is survived by daughters, Doneta Hackney (Robert Arroyo) of Daytona Beach and Sherry (Randy Jones) of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Matthew (Nicole) Jones of Orleans, Mark (Kayla) Jones of Huron, and Felicia Starodub of Orleans; six great-grandchildren, Abby Land, Allison Jones, Ethan and Evan Jones, and Aubrey Webster and Alexis Starodub; a brother, William Walker of Longmont, Colo; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents, great-grandson, Laben Kern, and brothers, Kermit Walker and Arnold Miller.

A private service was held, and cremation was chosen. August 28, 2015 Kathleen Massey Oct. 14, 1943 — Aug. 26, 2015

Kathleen Massey, 71, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Oct. 14, 1943, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ernest and Oma Mae (Parish) Holt. She married Carl E. Massey Nov. 24, 1962, and he preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2008.

Kathleen retired from Visteon and had worked at Carpenter Body Works. She was a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ.

Surviving are her children, Anthony (Julie) Massey of Bedford and Anita Munichiello of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kyra Sargent, Kaci Short, Kristin Massey, Kelsey Wampler, Jacob Wampler, Monique Ogden, Craig Ogden and Christopher Ogden; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Frost of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; son, Gregory Dean Massey; siblings, Charlotte Passmore, Kenny Holt, Margaret Tanksley, and Roy Holt, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Frances E. Rodgers

May 24, 1921 — Aug. 27, 2015

Frances Evelyn Stultz Rodgers, 94, of Columbus, passed from this life at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Mrs. Rodgers was a homemaker and was a foster grandparent at Mt. Health Elementary School for 15 years.

Mrs. Rodgers was a lifelong member of the Methodist faith and was a former Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher. She was a member of Tri-County Camp Association and enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, listening to Cincinnati Reds baseball on the radio and attending her great-grandchildren’s sporting events.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home, 1029 Washington Street, Columbus with Brother Philo Jones officiating.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time Monday.

The committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Mount Pleasant Christian Church Cemetery in Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charities.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Rodgers’ family at barkesweaverglick.com.

Born in Bedford, May 24, 1921, Mrs. Rodgers was the daughter of Wayne and Ruth Fry Stultz.

She married Luthella D. Rodgers in 1938. He preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1996.

Survivors include her children, Marvin (Eleanor) Rodgers of Greenwood, Lonnie (Eddie) Rodgers of Columbus, Doretta (James) Trent of Columbus, and Janet (Don) Doles of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Joann Fish Horner of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Rodgers was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers-in-law, Paul Fish and Jim Horner; and a niece, Debbie Todd. August 26, 2015 Anna M. Mills Nov. 10, 1928 — Aug. 25, 2015

Anna M. Mills, 86, of Oolitic, died at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Nov. 10, 1928, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Cecil and Clysta A. (Brown) Mitchell. She married Willie “Tip” Mills on Nov. 17, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2010.

She graduated from the Oolitic High School with the Class of 1947.

She retired from NWSC Crane in 1990 as a production line worker. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 547 in Solsberry.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou New and husband Barry of Greenwood, Jenny Day and husband Kevin of Bedford; two grandsons, Brandon New and wife Cybil, of Greenwood, Derek Day and fiancé Lacey Woolf of Knoxville, Tenn.; a great-grandson, Isaac K. New of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Mitchell of Oolitic; and a brother-in-law, Charles Pritchett of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Robert Dax New; two sisters, Betty Johnson and Lucille Pritchett; and a brother, Robert Mitchell.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Sarah A. Bundy

Nov. 3, 1933 — Aug. 25, 2015

Sarah Ann Bundy, 81, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born on Nov. 3, 1933, in Heltonville, she was the daughter of Jason Chambers and Pink (Hawkins-Sowders) Chambers. She married Webster Bundy on May 3, 1969; and he survives.

She was a graduate of Heltonville High School. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Sarah was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Webster; two daughters, Karen (Brian) Wade and Kelly Bundy, both of Bedford; two grandchildren, Karly Wade of Bend, Ore., and Kyle Wade, of Boulder, Colo.; two sisters, Marjorie Bartlett of Bedford and Louise Bailey of Heltonville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray Chambers, Herman Chambers, Leonard Chambers and Billy Chambers in infancy; and two sisters, Betty Malott and Helen Smith.

A private graveside service will be held at Gilgal Cemetery.

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

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

Rayette L. Holt

June 30, 1954 — Aug. 24, 2015

Rayette Lynn Holt, 61, Orleans, passed away at 8:56 p.m. on Monday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

Born June 30, 1954, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mable E. (Acton) Gassaway. She married Wayne Holt on Dec. 27, 1971.

Rayette had managed the Orange County Humane Society, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne Lee Holt of Orleans; children, Wayne Lee (Ashley) Holt II and John Henry (Kayla) Holt, all of Orleans and Carolyn Jo Holt of Bloomington; grandsons, Levi, Cameron and Gage Holt; and sibling, Charles Easto, of Bowling Green, Ky.

Her parents; and siblings, Emmett H. Dalton III, Marcella Pickett, Michael Gassaway, and Carolyn Streewell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. August 25, 2015 Don H. Tackett March 13, 1932 — Aug. 23, 2015

Don H. Tackett, 83, of Bedford, died at 4:07 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 13, 1932, in Bedford, he was the son of Marvin B. and Goldie (Lewis) Tackett. He married Ruth Dean on Aug. 26, 1950, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1950 and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a truck driver for A & H Truck Lines.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Bedford; two sons, Joe Tackett and wife Lixuan of Indianapolis and Jerry Tackett and wife Payao of Bedford; a daughter, Patty Clumpner and husband David of Garland, Texas; four grandchildren, Helen Tackett, and Alex, Reed and Jenna Clumpner; a brother, Dean Tackett and wife Beverly of Bedford; two nephews, Greg Tackett and James Banks; and five nieces, Shelley Gunderson, Teresa Lewis, Lisa Couch, Tracy Fields and Linda Roll.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lavonda Banks; and a grandson, Robby Tackett.

There will be a private family service.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Wilbur M. Terrell

Feb. 15, 1929 — Aug. 21, 2015

Wilbur Max Terrell, 86, Mitchell, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Huron Cemetery.

RayEtta Holt

RayEtta Holt, 61, Orleans, died at 8:56 p.m. Monday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. August 24, 2015 Wilma M. Russell July 21, 1912 — Aug. 21, 2015

Wilma M. Russell, 103, of Bedford, died Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born July 21, 1912, in Princeton, she was the daughter of William H. and Emma Catherine (Berger) Block. She married Walter E. “Russ” Russell on June 2, 1935, and after 72 years of marriage he preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 2007.

She was a mother and homemaker.

She had been active in the First Christian Church and the Bedford Medical Center Auxiliary.

Survivors include a son, Robert “Bob” Russell and wife Leona, of Mitchell; a daughter, Joann Teresi and husband Jim of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Terri Stump and husband John of Warsaw, Kevin Phipps and wife Penny,of Wooster, Ohio and Jeff Phipps of Columbus, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosalyn Hurst of Evansville; and one brother, William A. Block of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Theodora and Ruth.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family would like to thank the staff of White River Lodge for the loving care Wilma received for the last eight years.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Nancy L. White

March 8, 1939 — Aug. 17, 2015

Nancy L. White, 76, Vacaville, Calif., died Aug. 17 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project

Don Tackett

Don Tackett, 83, Bedford, died at 4:07 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Wilbur M. Terrell

Wilbur “Max” Terrell, 86, Mitchell, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Mitchell. August 23, 2015

Kenneth Wayne Petro II

Nov. 27, 1972 — Aug. 18, 2015

Kenneth Wayne Petro II, 42, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at his home. Kenneth was born in Columbus, Indiana, November 27, 1972, the son of Kenneth and Linda (Slevin) Petro.

Kenneth graduated from Edgewood High school in 1992 and then from Vincennes University. He was employed at Jay-C Foods in Bedford.

He is survived by his daughters, Haley and Riley Petro; mother and stepfather, Linda and Jackie Yenna; father and stepmother, Kenneth and Cindy Petro; sister, Terri (Rusty) Freeman; nieces and nephews, Chris Wever, Ashley Wever and Haven Freeman; paternal grandfather, Dale Petro; step-grandparents, Carl and Nina Mengedoht, and step-grandmother, Elisabeth Yenna, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Lois Slevin; paternal grandfather, Edwin (Shorty) Slevin; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Petro; and step-grandfather, Russell Yenna.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 24, at 1:00 p.m. at the Ellettsville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark Villanova officiating. The family will receive visitors 1 hour prior to the memorial service. Arrangements under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville. Share memories, condolences and more with Kenneth’s family at chandlerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Haley & Riley Petro educational fund at Old National Bank.

Vicky Kay Whitt

Jan. 9, 1949 — Aug. 3, 2015

Vicky Kay Whitt, 66, of Springville, passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 9, 1949 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Victor and Mary Catherine (Ray) West. She married Jess Whitt on August 14, 1971. Vicky was self-employed, a homemaker, and a loving caregiver for her granddaughters. She was a member of the Sylvania Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jess, of Springville; a daughter, Christine Diane Freeman and husband, Dirk, of Bloomington; three granddaughters, Lydia, Claire, and Nola Freeman; two brothers, Wendell and Lester West both of Springville. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lonnie West.

A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 29 at Sylvania Wesleyan Church in Eastern Greene County. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Sylvania Wesleyan Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Wilma M. Russell

Wilma M. Russell, 103, of Bedford died Friday. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. August 21, 2015 Nancy L. White March 8, 1939 — Aug. 17, 2015

Nancy L. White, 76, of Vacaville, Calif., passed away early Monday morning in Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

She was born March 8, 1939 in Bedford, a daughter of the late Louie H. and Edith (Tolliver) Lantz.

A 1957 graduate of Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, she and her husband lived near Peru until moving to Vacaville in 1974. While there, Nancy served as secretary and later taught at the Fairfield Adult School in Fairfield, Calif. Nancy was a strong, loving, and adventurous woman. She also enjoyed making decorative lamps for family members, collecting dolls, was an avid reader and was ever learning.

She leaves to cherish her memory, four children, Carl Dean (Julie) White of Denver, Chris Duane (Roberta) White of Vacaville, Calif., Craig Douglas (Lois) White of Dixon, Calif., and Teresa Lee White Borelli of Dixon, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Melissa (Robert) Rood of Peru, Zachary (Stephanie) White of Peru, Carly (Chris) Barrett of Murietta, Calif., Chelsea White of San Diego, Calif., Caleb Dean White of Dixon, Calif., Nolan (Jennifer) White of Blue Lake, Calif., and Maddie Rose Borelli of Fairfield, Calif.; great grandchildren, Abriana, Robbie, Rebecca and Savannah Rood, J.C., Benjamin, and Levi White, all of Peru, Colton Barrett and Cayden Barrett, both of San Diego, Gabriel White of Blue Lake, and Valentin Vega of Fairfield; a sister, Linda L. Jones of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Carl David White, whom she married July 28, 1957 in Bedford; a sister, Pat Minton; and a brother, Steve Lantz.

Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle, IN. You may share a memory or condolence at www.hinsey-brown.com.

Wilma Russell

Wilma Russell, 103, Bedford, died today at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. August 20, 2015 Elizabeth Blackwell Dec. 20, 1924 — Aug. 18, 2015

Elizabeth M. Blackwell, 90, of Bedford, died at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Dec. 20, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Urmett and Vida (Link) Norris. She married Leonard J. Blackwell on Aug. 4, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 2013.

She was a homemaker and had worked at NWSC Crane for the war effort.

She was a member of the First Christian Church and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include a son, Gary Blackwell and wife Carol of Bedford; a grandson, Brent Blackwell and wife Natalee of Greenwood; and three great-grandchildren, Caiden Hill, Aubree Hill and Elisabette Blackwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Leon “Ick” Norris.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Wesley J. Miller

July 8, 1972 — Aug. 9, 2015

Wesley J. Miller, 43, of Bloomington, died at 2:13 p.m. on Aug. 9 at his residence.

Born July 8, 1972, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of Clarence K. Miller and wife Betty, and the late, Marie O. (Romero) Bacolas.

He was employed at NAPA Auto Parts in Bloomington.

He was an organ transplant survivor for nearly ten years.

Survivors include his father, Clarence “Chuck” Miller and wife Betty of Bedford; two sisters, Pearl M Burch and husband Rich of Phoenix, Ariz. and Mandy Colvin of Bedford; a brother, Randy Skeen Jr. of Bedford; three nephews, Josh Burch and Johnny Mirs, both of Phoenix, and Riley Skeen, of Bedford; three nieces, Addi Colvin, Alannah and Kennedy Skeen, all of Bedford; several aunts and uncles; and grandmother, Wanda Lintz, of Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Bacolas; and his grandparents, Dr. Glenn Miller and wife Margie, and grandfather, Roy Lintz.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Please dress casual.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family would like to thank NAPA and his supervisor, Melchor, for the special consideration shown to Wesley.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Organ Transplant Unit at Indiana University Health Indianapolis in Wesley’s name.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Graveside service

A graveside service for Randy Dean “Jake” Hatfield, who died July 23, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends and family are welcome to attend. August 19, 2015 Robert L. Oyler March 16, 1928 — Aug. 17, 2015

Robert Lorin “Bob” Oyler, 87, of Orleans, passed away after a brief illness on Monday at Mitchell Manor.

He was born on March 16, 1928, in Orleans, the son of Lorin and Berta (Hardman) Oyler.

He was a farmer for many years and a member of Liberty Christian Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He enjoyed horses and playing gospel music. He enjoyed competitive barrel horse racing in his younger years. Over the years, he played music with others in Loogootee at the Opera House and various nursing homes. Prior to moving to Mitchell Manor, he enjoyed playing music at the Orleans Farmer’s Market every week. He never missed an opportunity to listen to gospel groups that would sing at Mitchell Manor.

He is survived by one niece, Judith (Ralph) Ikerd of Orleans; one stepbrother, Adrien (Pauline) Kaserman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one great-niece, Liz (Jeremy) Smith of Orleans; three great-nephews, Jason (Amy) Slaughter of Parkville, Mo., Robert Ikerd of Orleans, and Drew Ikerd of Orleans; and nine great-great-nieces and nephews, Jaxton Smith, Luke Slaughter, Hadleigh Smith, Chandler Ikerd, Kendra Slaughter, Elle Ikerd, Noah Slaughter, Korbin Ikerd, Addison Ikerd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vivian Price; one brother, Tom Oyler; one great-niece, Kellie Slaughter; and one cousin, Bill Stroud.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. on Friday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

T.J. Shoop

Dec. 16, 1924 — Aug. 9, 2015

T.J. Shoop, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 3 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Dec. 16, 1924, in Walnut Creek, Ky., he was the son of Luther and Louisa (McConnell) Shoop. He married Jonnie Mae Hackney July 22, 1967, and she preceded him in death Aug. 14, 2006.

He had been employed at Paoli Hospital and was a member of Carters Creek Christian Church.

T.J. was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1950-1952, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. After being discharged from the Army, he moved to Indiana and was a resident of Mitchell for 52 years.

Surviving are a sister, J’Reeva Tolbert of Kingsport, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, and their families.

His parents; wife; and siblings, Elmer Morris, Ida Quillen, Juanita Hobbs, and James Shoupe, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

The family would like to thank Carters Creek Christian Church congregation for all of their kindnesses and affection, and the employees of Garden Villa Dementia Unit for making T.J. happy and comfortable during his stay.

Memorial Gifts: Your favorite charity

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

Gloria J. Roberts

July 11, 1929 — Aug. 17, 2015

Gloria Jean Roberts, 86, of Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died at 6:28 a.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 11, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Merl and Fern Marie (Turner) Brown. She married Lewis C. Roberts Jr. on Dec. 28, 1949.

She was an excellent homemaker who loved her children and family.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis of Indianapolis; a daughter, Jill Heifner and husband Ralph of Indianapolis; a son, Lewis C. Roberts III and wife Cheryl of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Judith Tewalt.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Elizabeth Blackwell

Dec. 20, 1924 — Aug. 18, 2015

Elizabeth M. Blackwell, 90, Bedford, died at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary. August 18, 2015 Robert Stancombe

April 19, 1928 — Aug. 17, 2015

Robert Dale Stancombe, 87, of Bedford, died at 8:05 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

Born April 19, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Clifford and Pearl (Brown) Stancombe. He married Betty M. Chenault on Sept. 6, 1947, and she preceded him in death.

He was an Ironworker out of Local No. 22 in Indianapolis for 55 years. He joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II in Germany.

He was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Rita Waggoner and husband Herb of Bedford; a son, Tim Stancombe and wife Susette of Bedford; five grandchildren, Monte Terry, Marty Terry and wife Michelle, Mike Terry and wife Stacey, all of Bedford, Brittany Woolridge and husband Jake, of Martinsville, J’Vonne Gibson and husband Lee, of Huntsville, Ala.; two stepgrandchildren, Darren Waggoner and wife Mindy and Deidre Deckard and husband Greg; eight great-grandchildren, Brenna Terry-Nikirk, Layna Terry, Braden Terry, Chase Terry, Lola Woolridge, Emma Woolridge, Cameron Gibson, Ainsley Gibson; eight step-great grandchildren, Chris Edie, Jarod, Drew and Haley Deckard, Evan and Annie Waggoner, Levi Curren and Luke Preston; one step-great-great-grandchild, Kipton Edie; and a nephew, Dale Hall of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Reva Jane Robinson; a step-great-grandson, V.J. Edie; two sisters, Freda Mauzy and Betty Hall; two brothers, Osbert and Buddy Lee Stancombe; and two siblings (in infancy).

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dennis Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Phyllis M. May

Dec. 16, 1927 — Aug. 15, 2015

Phyllis Maxine (Turner) May, 87, of Bedford, died at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Dec. 16, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Earl and Dorothy (Lewis) Turner. She married Bernard May on June 14, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Michael L. May and wife Margit of Bedford; a sister, Sue Cheek of Bedford; three grandchildren, Tiffany Collingsworth and husband Shane of Mitchell, Bernard M. May and wife Jessyka of Princeton and Robert L. May and wife Tina of Oklahoma; and nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Richard, Raymond, Kenneth and Gerald Turner; and a sister, Jeanette Cobb.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Leland W. Smith

Sept. 9, 1940 — Aug. 16, 2015

Leland Wayne Smith, 74, Medora, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 9, 1940, in Salem, the son of the late Taft and Pansy (Reynolds) Smith. He was married Jan.13, 1961, to Wilma Mae Beavers Smith and she survives.

He was a member of the Medora Christian Church.

He worked for Mitchell and Stark for several years as a construction laborer.

In addition to his wife; he is survived by one son, Dennis James (Pam) Smith of Medora; three grandchildren, Dennis R. Smith of Bedford, Brittney N. (Brandon) Vetter of Seymour, and Dillan W. Smith of Medora; one great-grandchild, Conner; and three brothers, Jim Smith of Missouri, Loren Smith of Seymour, and Roger Smith of Madison.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Wayne Smith who passed away Aug. 20, 1977; three brothers, Ronnie Smith, Harold Smith, and William Smith; and two sisters, Joann Smith and Lorene Smith.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hague Funeral Home, Medora, with Pastor Jacob Breedlove officiating. Burial will be at Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Thomas H.Smallwood

Sept. 14, 1939 — Aug. 7, 2015

Thomas Harold Smallwood, 75, of San Francisco, Calif., passed away Aug. 7 of natural causes.

Born in Bedford, Sept. 14, 1939, Tom was the son of the late Dr. Robert Smallwood and Genny Jensen Smallwood. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Kay (Virginia) Smallwood; brother-in-law, Ed Ward; and son-in-law Stephen Birrell.

He is survived by his partner, Dennis Engle; sister, Nedra Ward of San Diego; children, Trent Smallwood of Phoenix, Ariz., Tori (JP) Evans of Fort Mill, S.C., Tamara Birrell of Columbus, Ohio, and Tyler Smallwood of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren and his great-granddaughter.

A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the The First Congregational Church of San Francisco where Tom was an active member and leader.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Project Open Hand of San Francisco, 730 Polk St., Floor 3, San Francisco, CA 94109. August 17, 2015 Jason Lawyer Nov. 2, 1971 — Aug. 14, 2015

Eric Jason Lawyer, 43, of Orleans, passed away at 1:38 p.m. on Friday.

He was born Nov. 2, 1971, in Salem, the son of Randy Lawyer and Patricia Penn. He married Catina (Bell) Lawyer on July 14, 2012, and she survives.

He worked for the Town of Orleans and Hancock Trucking. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps and a member of the American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

He is survived by his wife of Orleans; father, Randy Lawyer of Orleans; mother, Patricia Penn of Florida; two sons, Jason Lawyer of Queens, N.Y., and Damian Hall of French Lick; two stepsons, Ryan Terrell of Mitchell and Dylan Woolston of Orleans; one stepdaughter, Katelyn (Edwin) Grace of Orleans; one brother, Chris Lawyer of Virginia Beach, Va.; maternal grandparents, Bill and Martha Penn;and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jada Lawyer; one sister, Leslie Lawyer; and his paternal grandparents.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m.Tuesday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post No. 69.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Dianna J. Heisler

Aug. 29, 1941 — Aug. 12, 2015

Dianna J. Heisler, 73, of Mentone, passed at 8:04 pm, Wednesday at her residence.

She was born Aug. 29, 1941, in Atwood, to Harold and Ethel (Engle) Truex. She was married July 1, 1960, in Atwood, to Larry Heisler and he survives.

She worked for Cox Studio for 44 years and later she worked at Hatfield Elementary in Mitchell as a school cook.

Dianna was a 1959 graduate of Atwood High School. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She had been an active member of the Atwood Home Economics Club.

She was a family-minded mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was known for her time spent as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts as well as many other activities that her son was involved in. She enjoyed gardening and traveling with her husband to see family and also to Jonesboro, Tenn.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Heisler of Menton; son, Randy and wife Tammy Heisler of Bloomington; grandchildren, Lindsey, Kiley and Cameron Heisler; great-grandchildren, Landon and Laryn Kinser; sisters, Betty and husband Don Hedington of Warsaw, Peggy and Bob Wanamacher of Bourbon, and Doris Truex of Overland Park, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ethel (Engle) Truex.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at King Memorial Home, 101 North Tucker St. Mentone, with visitation from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center for Hospice of Plymouth.

Share a Memory or send an online condolence at: www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.

Myra E. Colglazier

Myra Elaine Colglazier, 64, Bedford, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation or service at this time.

Memorials: Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Indiana 4-H Foundation, or Indiana University Health Hospice House.

Phyllis M. May

Phyllis Maxine May, 86, Bedford, died Saturday at Stonebridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. August 16, 2015 Dennis William Palmer

Dennis William Palmer, 57, of Mitchell, died on July 23 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Cremation service performed by Bloomington Cremation Society under the direction of Indiana Green Burials. August 15, 2015 Graden L. McFarlan June 12, 2000 — Aug. 8, 2015

Graden Lee McFarlan, 15, died Saturday.

Born June 12, 2000, in Bedford, he was the son of James E. McFarlan and Jamie Durbin.

He was an outgoing teenager with a love for the outdoors and his family. He loved to draw and spend time with his daughter.

Surviving are his father, James and stepmother, Natalie Breedlove McFarlan of Bedford; his mother, Jamie and Daniel Lux (guardian) of Bedford; his daughter, Aubree Skye Davis and her mother, Taleshaa of Bedford; his maternal grandmother, Wanda White of Pompano, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Sharon R. Martin of South Carolina; paternal great-grandmother, Helen P. Martin of Bedford; five sisters, Bethany Ireland and Amanda Ireland, of Corydon, Kayla Dillon, Eagle McFarlan and Makarah McFarlan of Bedford; stepbrother, Daven Lindley; paternal great-aunt, Joyce McFarlan of Bedford; three aunts, Jamie McFarlan Kelly of Florida, Tammy McFarlan Marcin of South Carolina, and Jessica Durbin of Sellersburg; uncle Christopher McFarlan of Bedford; step-grandmother, Sandy McFarlan of Bedford; stepuncle, Patrick Spaulding of Bedford; niece, Kinlee Terrell and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James H. McFarlan (2013); paternal great-grandmother, Marie McFarlan (2009), paternal great-grandfather, James L. Martin (1997) and paternal great-grandfather, Raymond McFarlan (1981).

Funeral services were Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Private burial followed in Dive Cemetery in Bedford.

Mary E. Smith

Oct. 9, 1953 — Aug. 12, 2015

Mary Ellen (Gaddis) Smith, 61, passed away at 6:29 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Born Oct. 9, 1953, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of James Calvin and Mary Etta (Gaines) Gaddis.

She was a former employee of Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Surviving are her children, Jamie Sue (Vic DeCarlo) Clemens of Mitchell, Ola Lee “Pete” Smith of Mitchell, Rebekah Lynn (Dannie Wingler) Smith of Orleans and Zachary Ryne Hopper of Bedford; her mother, Mary Etta Gaddis of Mitchell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Ann Beasley of Florida, Connie Sue (Gary) Keene, Joyce Eva (Charles) Agan and Rebecca Jane Gaddis, all of Mitchell and Gene (Betty) Gaddis and Jim (Kathrine) Gaddis, all Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Her father preceded her in death.

Visitation will be private.

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

Marion Andis

Dec. 23, 1938 — Aug. 10, 2015

Marion H. “Andy” Andis, 76, Sandpoint, Idaho, a native of Springville, died Monday at his home. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. today at the Laclede Community Center in Idaho. At a later date, a memorial service and burial will be in Indiana.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Sandpoint is handling the arrangements. August 14, 2015 Christina Holmes April 27, 1926 — Aug. 13, 2015

Christina Holmes, 89, of Bedford, died at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford.

Born April 27, 1926, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Lewis Charles and Mattie (Smoot) Roberts. She married W. Clayton Holmes on Aug. 8, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1995.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a son, John Michael Holmes of Bloomington; three daughters, Carol Crane and husband Jim of Bedford, Mary Jane Kinser and husband Barry of Springville and Julie Swango of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Joni Noel and husband Brad of Bloomington, Christopher Holmes and wife Trisha of New Market, Md., Carla Robbins and husband Josh of Oolitic, Caitlin Rhea and husband Evan of Bloomington, Shannon Pridemore and husband Nate of Bedford, Evan Kinser of Springville, and Isabella and Porter Swango, both of Greenwood; eight great-grandchildren, Avery, Chloe, and Sophie Noel, Caroline and Clayton Holmes and Austin, Owen and Logan Robbins; and a brother, Lewis Roberts Jr. and wife Jean of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Russel Roberts; and a sister, Sarah Kern.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris and the Rev. Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. August 13, 2015 Betty I. Bunch Aug. 1, 1930 — Aug. 5, 2015

James Bunch

Feb. 20, 1927 — Sept. 27, 2008

Graveside services for James F. and Betty I. Bunch will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford.

James was born in Bedford on Feb. 20, 1927 to Elza and Sally Bunch and died Sept. 27, 2008.

Betty was born on Aug. 1, 1930, in Muncie to Charles and Margaret Foreman and passed away on Aug. 5, 2015, in Muncie. They were married 58 years.

They were preceded in death by their parents; and two daughters, Sally (Bunch) Sinclaire and Susan (Bunch) Wheeler.

Survivors include one son, James M. Bunch; daughter-in-law, Juanita Bunch; four grandsons, James (Michele) Bunch, Jeremy (Angela) Bunch, Ronnie (Stephanie) Mills, and Jeff Mills; 10 great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Austin, Miranda, Marci, and Travis Bunch, Cody, Summer, Zackary, Caleb, and Joshlin Mills.

Kenneth Bingham Sr.

May 20, 1934 — Aug. 11, 2015

Kenneth D. Bingham Sr., 81, of Bedford, passed away at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

He was born in Corbin, Ky. on May 20, 1934, to Eugene and Anna Mae (Gamble) Bingham. He married Eva C. “Kay’ Beaver Bingham on Nov. 9, 1969, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2011.

He was a retired truck driver from Hoosier Transportation in Shoals; he was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, Bedford Moose Lodge, and Bedford Eagles No. 654

Surviving are his children, Belinda and Rick Dennis, Chuck and Elvadean Bickers, Ronnie and Mike Kast, Connie (Dave Smale) McAdams, Kelley and Gerald Baker, Kenneth and Sabrina Bingham, Katrina and Josh Fish; grandchildren, Scott Bickers, Michelle (Joey Eisle) Bickers, Kenny (Jessica Latida) Dennis, Kevin Dennis, Kris (Megan Ernst) Dennis, Amber (Travis George) Dennis, Maribelle Bickers, Amanda Bickers, CJ Bickers, Thomas Bickers, Billie (Kenny) Glaze, Kayla (Elliot Denning) Prather, USMC Tiffany Prather and USMC Michael Pastore, Mackenzie Milner, Joshua and Jessica Milner, Laura McAdams, Zachary Fish, Kameron (Kenzie Lawyer) Fish, Gerald Baker, Jr. Trenton Chastain, Heath and Eddie Parker, Jordan Bingham, and Emily Bingham; great-grandchildren, Nick, Woody, and Jackson Bickers, Braxton Bickers, Abby, Allie, Scarlett Dennis, Cole Dennis, Eli Rudder, Johnnie McAdams, Michael Chastain, Alex, Haley, Junior, and Gracie Dennis, MaKayla and Noah Parker, Kennlyn Baker, Carson Milner, Summer and Addison Pastore and Violet George, three brothers, Clifford (Esther) Bingham, Ernest Bingham, and Dennis (Betty Sue) Bingham; and one sister, Geraldine (John) Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Kay; sister, Eunice Bingham; one son, Woody Bickers; one daughter, Lori Bickers; one great-granddaughter, Madison Bickers.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, visitation will be from noon until the service on Saturday.

Cole M. Winnefeld

Dec. 15, 2003 — July 29, 2015

Cole Matthew Winnefeld, age 11, of Bedford, finally received his ultimate healing on July 29 at his home in Bedford.

Cole was born in Bloomington, on Dec. 15, 2003, to Michael and Carol (Pritchett) Winnefeld.

Cole was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington. He recently graduated from Needmore Elementary School, and had also attended St. Mark’s Nursery School in Bloomington. Cole was a proud member of the Marian University Football team.

Cole was diagnosed in 2009 with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, and fought through multiple rounds of treatment and therapies for over six years. He never achieved remission.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his biggest supporter, his big sister Lauren. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Earl Dean and Janice Pritchett of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Winnefeld of Bedford; and his paternal grandfather, Joseph Winnefeld of Cicero; his uncle, Mark (Shellie) Pritchett; his aunt, Leisa (Bill) Deckard; cousins Morgan and Erin Deckard; several extended aunts, uncles, cousins; and his big Knights from Marian University.

Cole was the most amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, teammate and friend to so many! He was a chef, Lego master, food connoisseur, comedian, artist, warrior, Jedi, Disney enthusiast, Oswald obsessed, animal loving, family oriented, devoted, giving, selfless superhero who was devoted to his faith and his Savior, Jesus Christ.

A celebration of Cole’s life will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church’s worship center, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington. A reception honoring Cole will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. In true Cole fashion, he loved fellowship and a good pitch-in. The family would be honored if you would bring your favorite light snack or dessert to celebrate a true superhero’s homecoming! Please come dressed casually in your Batcole, Batman, Star Wars, Marian University gear or bright colors.

In lieu of flowers or any memorial pieces, the family asks that friends consider donations to Cookies for Kids Cancer, in honor of Cole, which will be used to support the Neuroblastoma research team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where Cole was treated. Additionally, one of his wishes was to provide fun Band-Aids to the kids at his doctor’s office; boxes to collect kid’s bandages will also be provided at the church.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

Mary Smith

Mary Smith, 62, Mitchell, died at 6:29 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. August 12, 2015 Buford David Alcorn Sept. 10, 1935 — Aug. 10, 2015

Buford David Alcorn, 79, of Bedford, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Scott County, Ky., he was the son of Virgil and Dora (Frye) Alcorn. He married Jeanette Neal, who preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 1996.

Buford was retired from the Shane Coal Mine, Wheatland.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Amy) Alcorn and Kennith (Rose) Alcorn; grandchildren Cory, Jessica, Kyle, Angela, Shannon, Justin and Cody; great-grandchildren Brittany, Kathryn, Olivia, Charles, Evan, Berkleigh, Carter and Brady; brothers, Darrell Alcorn and Steve McQueen; sisters, Helen Gay and Arnold Mae Pearson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette; daughter, Rita Fields; and sisters, Edith Hammond and Vickie Alcorn.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. August 11, 2015 Graden Lee McFarlan

June 12, 2000 — Aug. 8, 2015

Graden Lee McFarlan, age 15, died Saturday.

Born June 12, 2000, in Bedford, he was the son of Daniel Lux and Jamie Durbin.

Graden was to start his freshman year at Bedford North Lawrence High School. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and was gifted at drawing.

Surviving are his mother, Jamie Durbin, Bedford; his daughter, Aubree Skye Davis, Bedford; his maternal grandmother, Wanda White, Pompano, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Sandy McFarlan, Bedford; his legal guardian, Leslie Holland, Bedford; four sisters, Kayla (fiance’ Jacob Terrell) Dillon, Bethany Ireland, Sadie King and Makarrah McFarlan, all of Bedford; one brother, Logan Causey, Bedford; one niece, Kinlee Terrell; his aunt, Jessica Durbin and cousin, Isaiah Vermillion, both of Sellersburg.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Kregg Burris officiating. Private burial will be in Dive Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 3-7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorials: Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to help defray expenses.

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

Donna L. Conley

March 25, 1948 — Aug. 9, 2015

Donna Lou (Bush) Conley, 67, of Orleans, went to be with the Lord at 1:18 a.m. on Sunday at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

She was born on March 25, 1948, in Bedford, the daughter of Donald Max and Adren Louisa “Lou” (Pridemore) Bush. She married David Conley on Sept. 17, 1966, and he survives. They have enjoyed the great adventure of life as best friends. On Aug. 8, they enjoyed one last dance together. This is a moment and memory that is cherished by our dad and family.

She was a member of Bethel Church in Orleans and graduated from Mitchell High School with the Class of 1966.

She is survived by her husband; her son, Donald and Dana Conley of Hagerstown, Md.; and two daughters Deetra and Bobby Busick, and Davona and Tab Street, both of Orleans; eight grandchildren, Danielle (Conley) and Ryan Baker of Liberty Center, Ohio, David, Donna Jo and Destiny Conley of Hagerstown, Md., Hope and Linza Busick and Tavin Street, all of Orleans, and Haley (Street) and Jarrett Beach of Greenville; one great-grandchild, Braylen Baker; one sister, Judy (Vencil) Crews and one brother, William Scott Bush, both of Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

An obituary only gives a brief glimpse of a life well lived. Donna loved her family dearly. She will be missed by all who were touched by her life. The years have gone by so quickly and things have changed for us all. But the love that we still have for our Mom and Grandma; is the same love as when we were small.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Bethel Church in Orleans, with Brother Phil LaMaster officiating. Burial will be private in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

Friends are invited to visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net

Buford Alcorn

Buford Alcorn, 79, Bedford, died Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. August 10, 2015 Donald Qualkenbush Aug. 10, 1935 — Aug. 7, 2015

Donald Joseph Qualkenbush, 79, passed away at Garden Villa in Bedford on Friday.

Born in Martin County on Aug. 10, 1935, he was the son of Henderson and Mary (Blackwell) Qualkenbush.

Surviving are one sister, Margie Lynch of Williams; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters, Theresa Cox and Betty Abel; brothers, Fred and Johnny Qualkenbush; nieces, Carolyn Davis and Judy Cox; and nephews Phil and Gary Lynch.

Donald loved music, model cars, eating any kind of chocolate and listening to the radio.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com.

T.J. Shoop

T.J. Shoop, 90, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. August 09, 2015 Marjorie M. Beard March 11, 1921 — Aug. 7, 2015

Marjorie Marsell Beard, age 94, of Bloomington, died Friday evening at Garden Villa in Bloomington. Born March 11, 1921, in Dexter, Missouri, she was the daughter of David and Roxie (White) Combs. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School in Bedford, Indiana. She married David Beard in 1939 and they moved to Bloomington after WW II. She was part of Steele-Beard Electric from 1950 to 1987. Marjorie was a long-time member of the Amanda Club and Delta Sigma Kappa philanthropic sorority.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nora Beard, of Bloomington; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Crum, of Naples Florida; one sister, Altha Graham, of Carmel, Indiana, one brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Yvonne Combs, of Bedford, Indiana; grandchildren, Allison (Will) Brooks, of Indianapolis, Patrick Beard, of Bloomington, Gregory Abram, of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Bradley Abram and Wesley Abram, both of Bloomington; great-grandchildren, Brooke (Jeff) Mackey, of Bloomington and Taylor (Amie) Abram, of Sarasota, Florida; great-great-grandchildren, Hudson and Rowan Abram and Lydia Mackey. She is also survived by niece, Merilynn (Jim) Mitchell, of Bloomington and nephew, Reed (Virginia) Beard, of Bedford and several grand nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Her step-grandchildren are Lori (Jamie) Shepherd, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Charles Gillespie, of Ellettsville, step-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Morgan Sloan, Cailin Adams, Kristin (Nic) Bontrager and Nick Ackerman and step-great-great-grandchildren, Aston and Grant Bontrager and Lyla Adams.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David L. Beard, two brothers, Chalmer and Marvin Combs, and two sisters, Justine Kinsler and Opal Stafford.

A special thank-you to the staff and many friends at Garden Villa for the care she received while there and a special thanks to long time caregivers and friends, Dianna and David Silvers.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Day and Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, with Rev. Reed Beard officiating. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Family and friends may gather prior to the service on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider a donation to IU Health; Bloomington Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402, or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be given at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com. August 08, 2015 Mark K. Endris April 24, 1955 — Aug. 5, 2015

Mark K. Endris, 60, of Bedford, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born April 24, 1955, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jack and Pat (Lewis) Endris.

Mark was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1973. He graduated from Indiana University with a teaching degree, and later graduated with a Master’s in Business from IU.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He retired from Visteon. Mark was also a member of the Bedford Boat Club, the BPOE No. 826, Elks Lodge, and the Sons of the American Legion.

Mark lived life to the fullest. He loved sports, family, friends, and his cats. He was an avid IU Fan, as well as a Cincinnati Reds and a Chicago Bears fan. One highlight was going to Hawaii with Dawn to watch IU play. Mark also loved to mushroom hunt.

Surviving are his sister, Jackie (Kevin) Robbins; nephew, J.K. (Brandi) Robbins; niece, Jessica (Michael) Bellush; fiancé’, Dawn Woods and her children, Kristen, Josh, and Kelli; cousin/brother, Ed (Tina) Gates; close cousin, Stan (Cindy) Endris; cousins, Liz McKenzie and Nancy (Gary) Strunk; special cousin, Donna (Darin) George; many other loving cousins from the Endris and Gates Family; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Pat.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred, Father Thomas Kovatch, and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Ed Gates, Stan Endris, J.K. Robbins, Brent Davis, Dave Klumpp, and Chuck Noblitt.

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

Rudy G. Chambers

Jan. 4, 1937 — Aug. 7, 2015

Rudy Gene Chambers, 78, of Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born Jan. 4, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Frances Chambers. He married Betty Fesler on March 26, 1960, and she survives.

He was a mechanic and had farmed for many years. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge, Operators/Engineers Union Local No. 841, Teamsters Union and was an avid gardener.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Bedford; a daughter, Rebecca Chambers of Bedford; a son, Timothy Chambers of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Clint Chambers (Erin Bisanti), Tyler Ritchison, Danielle Bugh (Dusty) and William Ritchison; great-grandchildren, Jasey Ritchison, Lily and Henry Bugh; a brother, Raymond Chambers (Joan Finney) of California; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

As per Rudy’s wishes, he was cremated with no services. A gathering of family and friends will be from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday at Rudy’s residence.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Githa E. Beaty

Jan. 4, 1936 — Aug. 5, 2015

Githa Ellen (Nelson) Beaty, 79, of Bloomington, formerly of French Lick. entered into eternal rest on Aug. 5 at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born on Jan. 4, 1936, in Orange County, to Harry and Dollie (Wininger) Nelson. Githa married Junior Beaty on Sept. 13, 1951, and he preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Clifford, Elvis, Junior and Melvin Nelson; and one sister in infancy, Ruby Nelson.

Githa had worked at RCA as a factory worker and also cleaned houses. She was also a member of the Ellettsville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one son, Bob Beaty (Julie) of Bedford; two brothers, Larry Nelson of Valparaiso and Jim Nelson of Paoli; four sisters, Alta McKinney of Bloomington, Joyce Pierce of French Lick, Geraldine Pervine of Cary, N.C., and Connie McBride of Paoli; and one granddaughter, Sabrina Beaty of Bedford.

A Celebration of Life Viewing will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Condolences may be made on Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. August 07, 2015 Sarah A. Kern March 26, 1932 — Aug. 6, 2015

Sarah Anne Kern, 83, of Bedford, died at 4:45 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born March 26, 1932 in Springville, she was the daughter of Louis and Mattie Roberts. She married Kenneth Kern and he preceded her in death in 2001.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Vickie Woodward of Bloomington and Judy Baldwin and husband John of Longview, Wash.; two sons, Dan Woodward of Bedford and Bruce Kern and wife Pat of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; a brother, Louis Roberts and wife Jean of Bedford; and a sister, Christine Holmes of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Curt Woodward; a stepson, Phillip Kern; and a brother, Russell Roberts.

Memorial Services will be conducted at a later date.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Rudy Chambers

Rudy Chambers, 78, Bedford, died today at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. August 06, 2015 Lester Flick

Lester “Buck” Flick, 82, Bloomington, died Aug. 1, at Indiana University Heath Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Knight Ridge Cemetery in Bloomington. Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. August 05, 2015 Robert Carter Jan. 13, 1932 — Aug. 3, 2015

Robert “Bob” Carter, 83, of Paoli, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1932, in Mitchell, the son of Harry and Maude (Edwards) Carter. He married Linda (Huff) Carter and she preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2003.

He worked at Otis Elevator as a welder for several years.

He is survived by three daughters, Diana Bollhorst of Mitchell, Jody Faulconer of Paoli, and Tara (Charlie) Watts of Paoli; and four sons, Daniel Carter of Scottsburg, Steve (Debbie) Carter of Orleans, Bryan (Bridget) Roach of Bedford, and Barry (Polly) Roach of Mitchell; along with Victoria Hill with 29 other grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and one brother; Gene Carter of Linton.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Jerald Carter and Robert Allen Carter; one brother, William Carter; and two sisters, Lois Burke and Della Gilbert.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Don Laird officiating.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the service on Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Vicky K. Whitt

Jan. 9, 1949 — Aug. 3, 2015

Vicky Kay Whitt, 66, Springville, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A memorial service will be at a later date at Sylvania Wesleyan Church.

Memorials: Sylvania Wesleyan Church

Sharon R. McCoy

Oct. 5, 1943 — Aug. 3, 2015

Sharon Roselle McCoy, 71, passed away at 12:37 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service today at the funeral home. August 04, 2015 Cole M. Winnefeld Dec. 15, 2003 — July 29, 2015

Cole Matthew Winnefeld, age 11, of Bedford, finally received his ultimate healing on July 29, 2015, at his home in Bedford.

Cole was born in Bloomington, on Dec. 15, 2003, to Michael and Carol (Pritchett) Winnefeld.

Cole was a member of Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington. He recently graduated from Needmore Elementary School in Bedford, and had also attended St. Mark’s Nursery School in Bloomington. Cole was a proud member of the Marian University Football team.

Cole was diagnosed in 2009 with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, and fought through multiple rounds of treatment and therapies for more than six years. He never achieved remission.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his biggest supporter, his big sister Lauren. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Earl Dean and Janice Pritchett of Bedford; his paternal grandmother, Jacqueline Winnefeld of Bedford; and his paternal grandfather, Joseph Winnefeld of Cicero; his uncle, Mark (Shellie) Pritchett; his aunt, Leisa (Bill) Deckard; cousins, Morgan and Erin Deckard; several extended aunts, uncles, cousins; and his big Knights from Marian University.

Cole was the most amazing son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, teammate and friend to so many! He was a chef, Lego master, food connoisseur, comedian, artist, warrior, Jedi, Disney enthusiast, Oswald obsessed, animal loving, family oriented, devoted, giving, selfless superhero who was devoted to his faith and his Savior, Jesus Christ.

A celebration of Cole’s life will take place at 1 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2015, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church’s worship center, 2700 E. Rogers Road, Bloomington.

A reception honoring Cole will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. In true Cole fashion, he loved fellowship and a good pitch-in. The family would be honored if you would bring your favorite light snack or dessert to celebrate a true superhero’s homecoming! Please come dressed casually in your Batcole, Batman, Star Wars, Marian University gear or bright colors.

In lieu of flowers or any memorial pieces, the family asks that friends consider donations to Cookies for Kids Cancer, in honor of Cole, which will used to support the Neuroblastoma research team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City where Cole was treated. Additionally, one of his wishes was to provide fun Band-Aids to the kids at his doctor’s office; boxes to collect kid’s bandages will also be provided at the church.

The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.

Scott O. Kaiser

June 15, 1977 — Aug. 2, 2015

Scott Oliver Kaiser, 38, of Bedford, passed away Sunday at his residence.

He was born on June 15, 1977, in Bedford, to Linda Marie (Holt) Kaiser and John Philip Kaiser.

Scott graduated from Orleans High School in 1996 and from the University of Evansville in 2002 with a degree in English literature.

Scott was employed at Stone City Products in Bedford. He also received a second degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.

He was avid reader, loved music and movies, and his two cats, Jean Claude and Felicia.

Scott was baptized when he was 13.

He is survived by his mother, Linda Kaiser of Bedford; father, Philip Kaiser of Orleans; a sister, Trixie Coffman of Martinsville; two nephews, Henry Dersch III of Bloomington and Lance (Chip) Coffman of Martinsville; one niece, Zoe Coffman of Martinsville; favorite aunt, Jeanne Albin of Salem; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Mable Holt and John and Ruth Kaiser; and his girlfriend Laura Dulin.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Old Union Cemetery.

Friends are invited to visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net.

Marvin E. Logsdon

June 24, 1932 — Aug. 1, 2015

Marvin E. Logsdon, 83, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday.

Born June 24, 1932, in Lawrence County he was the son of Leslie and Lelia (Kirkman) Logsdon. He moved to Kentucky in infancy with his family where he grew up, moving back to Lawrence County with his family in his teens. He married Doris Mae Swift on June 30, 1956, and she survives.

After retiring from Ready Mix Concrete, he was a self-employed contractor working with homeowners and also with Ameritech. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford where he served two terms as a Trustee. He was a member of the FOP Lodge.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved attending his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. He was an avid fisherman and a passionate Pacer fan. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and vegetable gardening. He loved sharing his garden produce with family, friends, and neighbors. He was on a bowling team and also a Euchre card club for many years.

In his later years, he enjoyed baking cookies, making hard candy, watching basketball games on TV and watching his garden grow. Many people enjoyed his Christmas gifts of hard candy. He kept his wonderful sense of humor to the very end.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Mae of Bedford; daughters, Lisa Hensley of Bloomington and Bonnie McFarland (Pat) of Oolitic; and five grandchildren, Daniel, Jake and Bridget McFarland, Michael Hatfield and Rhett Hensley.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Brenda; both parents; five brothers, Clyde, Roger, Bill, Jimmy and Jack; and four sisters, Virginia Locke, Mary Locke, Doris Grimes and Betty Gray.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Premiere Hospice Chaplain Mark Hafenbreidel officiating. There will be a reading of a letter written by the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris who is out of state. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mildred P. Miller

June 10, 1928 — Aug. 3, 2015

The Rev. Mildred Pauline Miller, 87, Bloomington, died at 12:10 a.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Ebal Cemetery in Monroe County. There will be no visitation. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements. August 03, 2015 Lillian A. Leahy Oct. 14, 1921 — July 24, 2015

Lillian A. Leahy, 93, of Bedford, died at 11:20 p.m. on July 24 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 14, 1921, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of Edward and Lena Zipf. She married John Leahy on Sept. 28, 1944, and he preceded her in death on July 12, 2007.

She was a homemaker and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a Pink Lady volunteer at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Survivors include a son, John Leahy and wife Phyllis of Carmel; a daughter, Paula Leahy Harris and husband William of Monarch Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Reasoner and husband Thomas, Kristen Leahy, Eric C. Pearson and wife Stephanie, Nicole Harris, Morgan Rommel and husband Kurt, Andraya Harris and Sawyer Harris; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; a granddaughter, Julie Leahy; and a sister, Emma Daniels.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery. Burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Avis J. Thomas

July 4, 1924 — July 31, 2015

Avis “Joy” Thomas, 91, of Shelbyville, passed away Friday at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

She was born July 4, 1924, in Avoca, the daughter of Hobart and Gretna (McDonald) Massey. On Oct. 26, 1946, she married Charles Thomas, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2003.

Joy is survived by her daughter, Linda June Turner and husband Roy of Shelbyville; grandsons, Jess Turner and wife Sara and Timothy Turner; and great-grandchildren, Katie Turner, Luke Turner and Ava Turner.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Verla Harding.

Joy graduated from Needmore High School on April 22, 1942.

She was a member of the Shelbyville Assembly of God, where she played the piano for 50 years. Joy was also a member of Shelby Senior Services.

Joy and her husband co-owned Thomas Apartments and Guinea Pig Supermarket.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby Senior Services, 1504 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Judith Ann Neely

April 10, 1943 — Aug. 1, 2015

Judith Ann Neely, 72, of Bedford, died at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday at Golden Living Center in Knox.

Born April 10, 1943, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Evelyn (Meadows) Hutton. She married Robert E. Neely on Sept. 1, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2015.

She was a homemaker and baked cakes. She had worked in the deli department for the Jay-C Store in Mitchell and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include two sons, Bryan Neely and wife Sherry of Knox and Mike Neely and wife Annette of Mitchell; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Darlene Maggard of Seymour and Kathy Finney of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a son, Mark Neely.

Graveside service will be at noon on Wednesday at Springville West Cemetery, where burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Marvin E. Logsdon

June 24, 1932 — Aug. 1, 2015

Marvin E. Logsdon, 83, Bedford, died Saturday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. August 02, 2015 Lillian A. Leahy

Lillian A. Leahy, 93, of Bedford, died July 24. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery. August 01, 2015 Larry N. Ikerd Jan. 16, 1933 — July 30, 2015

 Larry N. Ikerd, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Jan. 16, 1933, he was the son of Lawrence C. “Beanie” and Alva Lou (Smith) Ikerd. He married Nancy A. Banks on Dec. 7, 1951, and she survives.

Larry was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bedford. He was a 25-year Indiana State Policeman, retiring in 1981. He went on to work for the Utility Department for the City of Bedford, worked in security for 3D and Big Lots Department stores, worked for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Lawrence County Circuit Court until his retirement in 2010.

Larry was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club of Bedford, served on the Board of Directors for the Stone City Bank, and served on the Board and was Past President of the Thornton Memorial Boy’s Club, where he volunteered countless hours coaching and refereeing during the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy A. Ikerd, sons, Jeff Ikerd (Pam Henderson), David (Paula) Ikerd, Larry (Malissa) Ikerd; daughters, Julie (Fred) Stout and Lisa (Tim) Ramsay, all of Bedford; grandchildren Stacey (Damon) Bailey of Bedford, Cari (Matt) Brinegar of Bedford, Mandie Jones of Bedford, Jessica Bailey of Bedford, Jared (Jessica) Staggs of Oolitic, Bryan (Emily) Staggs of Bedford, Amy Ikerd of Indianapolis, Leah Ikerd (Freddy Martinez) of Miami Fla., Tatum (Landon) Baker of Greenwood, Cameron Ikerd of Bloomington, Kayleigh (Matt) Hendrix of Bedford, Daniel Stout of Louisville, Ky., Alicia Ramsay of Evansville, Austin Ramsay of Indianapolis, Morgan Ikerd of Chicago, Ill., and Maddie Ikerd of New Albany; and 21 great-grandchildren with the 22nd due in November.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harold Ikerd of Clermont Fla., in May 2015; a sister, Sara Kaufmann of Killeen, Texas, in April 2006; and a daughter, Susie Ikerd Staggs on Nov. 22, 2004.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at First Baptist Church, Bedford, with Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider contributions to the American Cancer Society, the First Baptist Church, the White River Humane Society and the Susie Ikerd Memorial Scholarship through the NLCS Foundation.

Online condolences are available at fergusonlee.com.

Billie L. Hoffsetz

June 20, 1929 — July 13, 2015

Billie Louise Hoffsetz, age 86, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of Warwick, Ga., died July 14.

She was born in Bedford, the daughter of the late Ruby Miller Secrest and Quilla W. Secrest. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1947.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy Joe Hoffsetz.

Mrs. Hoffsetz enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sewing, needle work, reading, square dancing, playing the piano and was known for baking pies.

Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law; Valerie and Roy Robinson of McDonough, Ga., and Vicki and Harry Ver Planck of Monroe, Ga.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Sons of Bedford; and two nieces.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson or Alzheimer’s Foundations.

Haisten Funeral Home – McDonough, (770) 914-8833, haistenfunerals.com.

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