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Obituaries - July 2015






July 31, 2015 Claude Boruff Sept. 25, 1920 — July 30, 2015

Claude H. Boruff, 94, of Bedford, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Bedford on Sept. 25, 1920, to Berne G. Boruff Sr. and Bertha Mae (Stone) Boruff. He was a 1938 graduate of Bedford High School. Claude married Janet Pearson Boruff on Oct. 25, 1946, in Bedford and she survives.

Claude was a retired stone draftsman working 57 years; he worked at Ingalls Stone Company, Indiana Limestone Company, and Summit & Evans Limestone Company in Bedford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with 37th Division, he was the last survivor of his Army unit. He was a member of the Bedford High School State Finals team in 1938, and he was the last survivor of the 1938 team.

Claude served on the Bedford City Council for 16 years, and was a member of the Bedford Lions Club, the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford, and attended the Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Boruff of Bedford; one son, Guy W. Boruff and wife Linda of Plainfield; one daughter, Rebecca L. Steimel and husband Dave of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Michael (Lindsay) Davis, Kimberly (Chris) Brown, Chad (Nichole) Steimel, Matthew (Jennifer) Yoder, Chad (Toby) Boruff, Tim (Katy) Boruff, Eric (Melissa) West, Brian (Jacki) West; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Frances Bardwell; and one brother, Berne Boruff Jr.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites given by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Ann Cummings

Feb. 12, 1937 — July 29, 2015

Shirley Ann Cummings, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Kenneth L. and Charlene (Wright) Howell. She married John E. Cummings on Sept. 21, 1958, and he survives. She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1955.

She retired in 1986 as a clerk at JC Penney and had worked at Bedford Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the First Church of God in Mitchell and a volunteer at L.I.F.E. She and her husband have supported a young girl, Lovena Rufimo of the Philippine Islands through the Compassion International Organization since she was four years old.

Survivors include her husband, John, of Bedford; two sons, John Brian Cummings of Indianapolis and Darron J. Cummings and wife, Donna, of Zionsville; three granddaughters, Dawn Davis and husband Nathan, Cara Oquendo and Elise Oquendo; two great-grandchildren, Stevie Davis and Liam Davis; and a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Howell of Seymour.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marilyn Sue Pritchett and Rita Kay Beavers; a brother, Kenneth Thomas Howell; a brother-in-law, Larry D. Beavers; and a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Cummings.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Robert Courson and Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to Bertha’s Mission, c/o the First Church of God, 405 N. 12th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446.

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

Cole Winnefeld

Dec. 15, 2003 — July 29, 2015

Cole Matthew Winnefeld, 11, Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, Bloomington. July 30, 2015 Carl H. Bradway May 23, 1920 — July 28, 2015

Carl H. Bradway, 95, of Bedford, formerly of Wichita, Kan., died at 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born May 23, 1920, the son of Harrison Morton Bradway and Christina (Lawson) Bradway. He married Dorothy Dobkins on Nov. 26, 1943 and she preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2015.

He was an offset pressman for 30 years.

Carl was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and spent six years serving as staff sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers. After spending time in Germany and France, Carl returned to the states and helped construct the Alcan Highway in Yukon Territory. The highway connected Dawson Creek, B.C. with Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was affiliated with the Church of God in Anderson.

Survivors include a son, Ray Bradway and wife, Charlene of Bedford; two grandchildren, Kevin Bradway and wife Mandy of Bloomington and Carla Hutchinson and husband Trevis of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Trevin and Carter Hutchinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Verda Barnes and Phyllis Doser.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in the Wichita Park Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas on Tuesday.

Visitation will be from noon until the service on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mark W. Chase

May 9, 1948 — July 27, 2015

Mark W. Chase, 67, of Bedford, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born May 9, 1948, in Massena, N.Y, he was the son of Donald B. and Mary H. (Goodspeed) Chase. He married Janet R. Hutchins on Nov. 17, 1969, and she survives.

He was a millwright welder for General Motors and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the AmVets in New York.

Survivors include his wife Janet of Bedford; two sons, Kevin Chase and wife Rebecca of Bedford and Jeff Chase and wife Christy of Oolitic; four grandchildren, Alyssa Kelly, Hannah Chase, Maddie Chase and Karsyn Chase; one great-grandson, Dayson; a sister, Connie Beaupre of Florida; two brothers, Joe Chase and wife Helen of Florida and Brian Chase and wife Gina of New York; several nieces and nephews and his fur baby, Coco.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Vincent Chase; a daughter, Diana Lee Chase; four brothers and a nephew.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Wounded Warrior Project.

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

Gary S. Edwards

Sept. 24, 1931 — July 28, 2015

Gary S. Edwards, 83, of Bedford, died at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Sept. 24, 1931, in Warren, Ark., he was the son of John and Sybil (Sloan) Edwards. He married Doris Rewolinski on Oct. 18, 1958; and she survives.

Gary was a graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.; he was retired from NWSC Crane, where he was a chemical engineer; he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford; a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1166 and Assembly No. 1921 (4th Degree); and a member of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford.

Surviving are his wife Doris Edwards of Bedford; one son, Steve (Diana) Edwards of Columbus; two daughters, Elizabeth Young of Georgetown and Jane Harker of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kristin Edwards and Nicholas Edwards, both of Columbus, Cecelia Harker of Bedford and Gary Young of Georgetown; one great-grandchild, Violet Manion; and one brother Kenneth Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguson-lee.com.

Imogene Roach

Dec. 4, 1937 — July 28, 2015

Imogene Denny Roach, 77, of Orleans, left this world at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday to be with her Lord and Savior.

Born Dec. 4, 1937, near Monticello, Ky., she was the daughter of Otha and Clara (Hurd) Denny. She married James H. Roach on Aug. 7, 1954, and he survives.

She joined Guthrie Creek Primitive Baptist Church on Sept. 17, 1961, and was a faithful member over 50 years. She was a devoted wife and mother to three daughters and two sons.

Survivors include her husband, James of Orleans; daughter, Sandra Lee Adams and husband Tony of Paris Crossing; son, Terry Adam Roach and wife Teresa of Garden City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Alene Apple and husband, Dave; and two brothers, Otis Denny and wife Doris and Randy Denny and wife Lena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three children, Kathy Jean Bailey, Karen Joy Roach and Neal Harold Roach.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Elder Terry Roach and Elder Mike Chastain officiating. Burial will follow in Guthrie Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Guthrie Creek Primitive Baptist Church or Cemetery.

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

Lester Jackson

Jan. 4, 1930 — July 28, 2015

Lester Dee “Red” Jackson, 85, Springville, died Tuesday. Calling will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Shirley Ann Cummings

Shirley Ann Cummings, 78, of Bedford, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. July 29, 2015 Wilma Jean Gerkin May 21, 1973 — July 25, 2015

Wilma Jean Gerkin, 42, of Bedford, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born May 21, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bernard Dean Gerkin Sr. and Wilma Joyce (Diamond) Gerkin.

Wilma attended Bedford North Lawrence High School and was a member of Eagles, Aerie No. 654, Bedford.

She is survived by her mother, Wilma Gerkin of Bedford; her long-time companion, Bruce Pace of Bedford; children, Brittany Carter and Bradley Carter; one granddaughter, McKayla; brothers, Dean Gerkin, David Sexton, Randy Gerkin, Billy Gerkin and Jimmy Gerkin; sisters, Jackie Reynolds, Brenda Sutton, Annette Berry, Theresa Caswell, Tammy Wease, and Debbie Sexton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard Dean Gerkin Sr.; two brothers, Roger Sexton and Mike Gerkin; one sister, Henrietta Pruett; grandparents Lawrence and Thelma Gerkin, Henley and Rachel Diamond; and one niece, Sarah Pruett.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Mike Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Springville West Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Mark W. Chase

May 9, 1948 — July 27, 2015

Mark W. Chase, 67, Bedford, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Wounded Warrior Project

M. Jeanette Kern

Nov. 22, 1932 — July 28, 2015

M. Jeanette Kern, 82, of Bedford, died at 8:01 a.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harley and Alice (Barnett) Brown.

She married Bill R. Kern on Aug. 22, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2012.

She was a graduate of St. Anne High School, St. Anne, Ill., with the Class of 1950; She had owned H&R Block Offices in southern Indiana and was a member of Englewood Baptist Church where she had been pianist for many years. She was also a member of the Glory Road Quartet, which traveled the country singing and spreading God’s Glory.

Surviving are one son, Mike (Michelle) Kern of Bedford; one daughter, Kathy (Mike) Carlson of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica) Johnson, Daniel (Laci) Johnson, Justin Kern and Shelby Kern; three sisters, Gayle (Ed) Gilstrap, Faye (Raymond) Pate and Carol Moore; one brother, Harley (Linda) Brown; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; and one sister, Kaye Brown.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Brad Thompson

May 5, 1956 — July 27, 2015

Brad Thompson, 59, of Mitchell, died at 7:05 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born May 5, 1956, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lee A and Velma R. (Williams) Thompson. He married Ronda Brown on July 25, 1975 and she survives.

He was a mold designer/engineer for D&M Tool. He graduated with honors from Vincennes University in 1978 with degrees in drafting and machine trades.

He loved spending time with his grandkids. He designed car decals and enjoyed motorcycle riding.

Survivors include his wife Ronda of Mitchell; his parents, Lee A and Velma; a son, Brandon D. Thompson and wife Vicky of Whitestown; a daughter, Leslie L. Pemberton and husband Chris of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Braden, Lukas, Ty and Dani Thompson, Aiden, Myah and Adalynn Pemberton; a brother, Brian Thompson and wife Kathy of Bedford; a brother-in-law, Robert Brown and wife Theresa of Orleans; a sister-in-law, Renita Brown of Bedford; four nieces; three nephews; one aunt; two uncles; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Robert L. and Mary Ruth (Holaday) Brown; and a grandson, Adam Pemberton.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to OSU Foundation, 660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112, Thyroid Account No. 310-927, In Memory of Brad Thompson.

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

Barbara Bergdoll

Oct. 5, 1945 — July 28, 2015

Barbara Elaine “Bobbi” Brown Bergdoll, 69, of Norman, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday surrounded by family at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, after a six-month illness. Born Oct. 5, 1945, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bernie and Anna (Fields) Brown of Norman. She was married a short time to Steve Bergdoll, of Bedford, who is deceased.

Bobbi was a 1963 graduate of Clearspring High School. She retired after many years at Four Seasons Sports in Bedford. Bobbi was a member of the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by three sisters and one brother, Cheryl Meadows, Johnny (Trudy) Brown, Nancy (Larry) Mosier, and Jane (Mark) Meadows.

She was especially proud of her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces. Angie Crawford (Michael Barnes), Jamie (Allison) Brown, Klent (Kim) Brown, Todd (Jaime) Brown, Heather (Russel) McGlothlin, and Larry Mosier Jr. Melinda (Jeffrey) Johnson, Andrew (Leslie) Crawford, Eli, Ella, and Silas Brown, Cora, Porter, Oliver, Avery, and Charli Brown, and Bella, Sawyer, and Symon Brown, Anna and Bill McGlothlin. Kaydence and Olivia Crawford.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Brad Meadows.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown with Pastor Tim Lichtley officiating. Burial will be at Guthrie Creek Cemetery immediately following service.

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

Memorials may be made to the Brownstown Church of the Nazarene.

Carl Bradway

Carl H. Bradway, 95, Bedford, formerly of Wichita, Kan., died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Imogene Roach

Imogene Roach, Orleans, died Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. July 28, 2015 Loyett J. Harrison Aug. 28, 1918 — July 26, 2015

Loyett Jean Harrison, 96, Hope, formerly of Medora, died at 11:36 p.m. at Millers Merry Manor, Hope.

She was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Medora, the daughter of the late Daniel and Grace (Johnson) Woods. She married Henry Harrison on Nov. 12, 1935, in Bedford, and he preceded her in death in 1998.

She was a homemaker and had been a cook at the Medora High School cafeteria. She was a clerk for Shepherd Grocery Store and Ernest Grocery Store in Medora.

She loved to cook, sew, and work crossword puzzles.

She was a member of the Medora Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include one son, Arnold (Vicki) Harrison of Bedford; one daughter, Virginia “Jenny” (Bill) Fish of Columbus; four grandchildren, Christy (Joe) Elam, Amber Johnson, Joe (Wendy) Fish, James (Machelle) Fish; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Wynona Lienhoop of Columbus and Peggy Meahl of Vallonia.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeff Fish; four brothers, Tal Fish, Bob Fish, Harlan Fish and Bud Fish; and one sister, Rosetta Fish.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Bob Persinger officiating. Burial will be in White River Valley Cemetery in Medora.

Calling will be from 11 a.m. until the service Wednesday at Hague Funeral Home, Medora.

Memorials: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus, or donor’s choice.

Brad Thompson

May 5, 1956 — July 27, 2015

Brad Thompson, 59, Mitchell, died at 7:05 a.m. on Monday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

Mark W. Chase

Mark W. Chase, 67, of Bedford, died at 12:05 p.m. on Monday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lillian Leahy

Lillian A. Leahy, 93, Bedford, died Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. July 27, 2015 Cecil G. Goldsby April 29, 1933 July 24, 2015

Cecil Gary Goldsby, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 29, 1933, in Bedford, he was the son of John Monroe Goldsby and Nora (Brown) Goldsby Ritter. He married Phyllis June Morgan on July 30, 1955; and she survives.

Cecil worked in maintenance at GM Powertrain, Bedford, from where he retired, in 1989. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea and attaining the rank of Corporal. He was of the Protestant Faith and was a member of American Legion, Cecil Martin Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis June Goldsby of Bedford; two daughters, Debbie (Jim) George and Cindy (Dayrl) Sears-Misamore, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Rusty A. (Kristin) Sears of Mitchell, Steven L. Sears, Danny George and Andrea (Brian) Voigtschild, all of Bedford, Carla (Eric) Johnson of Springville, Dayrl Misamore Jr. of North Dakota, Annie (Darrell) Thornton of Salem, and Lula Misamore of Campbellsburg; four great-grandchildren, Jackie L. Sears, Alex Marie Lashlee, Chase A. Sears and Matthew A. Sears; two brothers, Joe (Sue Jane) Goldsby of Mitchell and Wayne (Carolyn) Goldsby of Spencer; and his beloved cat, Mitzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Clyde Ritter; one sister, Marilyn Sears; and five brothers, Carl D. and Leslie F. Goldsby, James and Ronnie Ritter, and one brother in infancy; and his best friend, Buck Coulter.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Bro. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion, Cecil Martin Post No. 250, Mitchell.

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

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

Naomi M. Geary

March 17, 1928 July 25, 2015

Naomi Maxine Geary, 87, passed away at 4:24 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born March 17, 1928, in Tipton, she was the daughter of Sean Ray and Gertrude (Spaulding) Austill. She married Charles Walter Geary in 1971, and he preceded her in death March 19, 1980.

She had been employed in hospital food service and was a graduate of Tipton High School. Naomi was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are her children, Carl (Brenda) Clem of North Carolina, Fredrick L. Clem of Mitchell, Jeffery P. (Carol) Clem of Mitchell, P. Edward Geary, Mitchell. Jerry (Norma) Zearbaugh of Selma, Darlene M. (George) Shigley of Muncie, Brent W. (Carla) Geary of Florida and Brenda (Dana) Dunbar of Mitchell; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and14 great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; children, Mary G. Box, Melody R. Henderson, and James K. Zearbaugh; and siblings, Edna Zearbaugh, Opal McComb, Virgil McComb, and Dallas Austill, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Thomas J. Goen

Aug. 17, 1941 July 23, 2015

Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Goen, 73, went home to be with the love of his life at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

He married Kathleen E. Knowling Wilkerson on July 21, 1964. They had 44 years together before her passing on Aug. 20, 2007.

Tom was born in Jackson County to Cletus and Dorothy (Hunsucker) Goen.

He graduated from Medora High School in 1959. He served in the U. S. Army from 1960-1962.

He was a member of the Leesville Masonic Lodge No. 161 F&AM and Order of Eastern Star No. 422.

Poppy retired from Cummins Engine with over 30 years of service.

Surviving are three granddaughters, caretaker, Ronnetta (Freddie) Hopper, Yolanda (Warren) Spicer, and Tresa (Steve) Hamilton; great-grandchildren, Audrey Wilkerson, Brandon Chastain, Matthew (Temple) Hopper, Miranda Hopper and Stewart, Isabella and Spencer Hamilton; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis and Carol; daughters-in-law, Kathy Wilkerson and Sue Ann Wilkerson; brothers, Paul Goen of Medora and Gary Goen of Florida; a sister, Carol of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Mary Rose Goen of Bedford and Ruth Knowling of Wadesville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, good friends and neighbors — hanks to all.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie F. Wilkerson in 2004; parents; two brothers; one sister; and two nephews.

As per his wishes, cremation was chosen with no services. Burial will be later in Talbott Cemetery next to Mam.

Arrangements were entrusted to Haverly Funeral Chapel.

Poppy, I love and miss you so much already. But I know your heart is full again after seeing Mam. I’m sure there was rejoicing at the pearly gates. Poppy was a wonderful giving man to all.

Edward R. Stevens

Edward R. Stevens, 73, formerly of Bedford, died Saturday at Evansville Hospital. Private services will be conducted at a later date. Memorials: American Cancer Society. July 26, 2015 Cecil Gary Goldsby

Cecil Gary Goldsby, 82, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Naomi M. Geary

Naomi M. Geary, 87, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Funeral arrangements are pending. July 25, 2015 Randy D. Hatfield Aug. 30, 1958 — July 23, 2015 Randy Dean “Jake” Hatfield, 56, Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Thursday.

He was born in Bedford to Kenneth Hatfield and Patricia Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Hatfield; mother, Patricia Roberts; stepfather, Carroll Roberts; two brothers, Mike Roberts and John Roberts; and brother-in-law, Jim Davis.

He is survived by three sister, Sheila Davis and Sandy Waterford, both of Bedford, and Tonie Hatfield of Bloomington; two brothers, Brian Roberts of Bedford and Eddie Hatfield of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.

Randy was a loving son, brother, uncle and good friend to many, he will be greatly missed.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Family and friends will be welcome to attend.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas “Tom” Jefferson, 73, Mitchell, died at 3 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel. July 24, 2015 Claude E. Cobb Feb. 8, 1928 — July 22, 2015

Claude E. Cobb, 87, of Mooresville, formerly of Bedford, died at 5:39 p.m. on Wednesday at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 8, 1928 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry and Ollie (Childers) Cobb. He married Barbara Nikirk on Aug. 31, 1950, and she survives.

He was an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Church of God. He pastored churches in Newark, Bedford, Battle Creek, Mich., Oak Grove in Springville, and at Bethel Faith Temple in Indianapolis for 22 years until his retirement. He was the first Youth Director of the Indiana District Pentecostal Church of God, then served as Superintendent.

He was a veteran serving with the U.S. Army and a member of American Legion Post No. 0777 of Indianapolis.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara, of Mooresville; a daughter, Brenda Cochran and husband, Sherrill W. of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Denny Cobb and wife Phylis of Springfield, Mo., and Benny Cobb and wife René of Mooresville; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Fields and husband Carl of Florida and Maggie Jones and husband Raymond of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hilltop Pentecostal Church in Avoca with Denny Cobb and Thomas Branham officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

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

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

William C. Silvers

June 7, 1932 — July 22, 2015

William C. “Bill” Silvers, 83, of Bedford, died at 5:19 p.m. on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 7, 1932, in Illinois, he was the son of William “Willie” and Bobbie (Cole) Silvers. He married Margaret Grant and she preceded him in death.

He graduated from Pottsville High School in Pennsylvania, with the Class of 1950. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Penn State.

He was the news director at radio station WBIW in Bedford, retiring after 40 years. Following his retirement, he worked in the mayor’s office under Mayor John Williams for several years.

He was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club, a past president of the Bedford Public Library Board and a member of the Parks Department Board. He was an avid golf enthusiast.

Survivors include a daughter, Leslie White and husband Jeff of Bedford; and a brother, Ronald Silvers of Oolitic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

At Bill’s request, there are no services scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Matthew Graves

March 11, 1971 — July 19, 2015

Matthew Mark Graves, 44, Bedford, died Sunday in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. today at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

July 23, 2015 Jack L. Young

June 24, 1926 — July 21, 2015

Jack L. Young, 89, of Bedford, died at 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born June 24, 1926, in Oolitic, he was the son of David and Blanche (George) Young. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Soards who was the mother of his children. He married Lucille M. Wilkinson on March 4, 1997 and she preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Greene’s Barber College in Detroit, Mich., a graduate of Highland Park Junior College in Highland Park, Mich., and a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo.

He was a signalman in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He was a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM where he had served as a past Master.

He was an associate editor and reporter for the Times-Mail. He had been an E.M.T. for Dunn Memorial Hospital and a C.P.R. trainer/instructor for the American Red Cross. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Jacqueline Carra (Robert) of Florida, JoAnn Hall (Cliff) of Greenwood and Donna Deckard (Roger) of Bedford; two sons, David Young (Kym) of Salem and Kevin Young (Lucy) of Bedford; 13 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, David Andrew (in infancy), George Young and Richard Young; and a sister, Evelyn Kruse.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dan Goens officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery with military rites.

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

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

Frank L. Tanksley

Feb. 7, 1950 — July 22, 2015

Frank L. Tanksley, 65, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born February 7, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth and Madeline (Sheeks) Tanksley. He retired from General Motors as a millwright. He was a member of Iron Workers Union and U.A.W. Local No. 440 where he served as a committeeman for ten years.

Survivors include three daughters, Shannon Barger and fiancé Eric Barnett of Bloomington, Carlen Guthrie and husband Sam of Bedford and Susan Everett and husband Jayden of Terre Haute; nine grandchildren, Tanner Thimling and wife Emily, Evan Thoms, Jacob Ryan, Coda Barger, Grace Guthrie, Linkin Guthrie, Charli Kate Guthrie, Vera Jade Everett and Isabella Jean Guthrie; a granddog, Miles Everett; two sisters, Priscilla Stevens of Bedford and Sue Inman of Martinsville; a sister-in-law, Jacque Tanksley of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Neal Tanksley and Bill Tanksley.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Roland Holtsclaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

Willard Lee Johnson

April 13, 1943 — July 20, 2015 Willard Lee Johnson, 72, Mitchell, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Bedford.

Born April 13, 1943, in Paoli, he was the son of John Willard and Lucille Chloe Dailey Johnson. He married Juanita Mosier Nov. 21, 1975, and she survives.

He retired from Paoli, Inc. and had worked at Paoli Chair as a security guard and at Brittany Furniture. He was also a security guard for Ralph Rogers, Inc. for many years. He traveled with carnivals working in Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Florida. He was well-known for his cotton candy stand and playing Santa Claus for area schools, pre-schools, groups, including the Mitchell Senior Citizens, and individuals. He was the Easter Bunny for the Orleans Lions for area children as well.

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Laborers and was a 35-year member of the Orleans Lions Club. He was a member of ABATE and participated in fundraising for Toys for Tots, Karing for Kids, Santa’s Helpers, God’s Place, Barry’s MD Carnival, Orange Co. Cancer Society, and Team Jerry for Multiple Sclerosis.

Also surviving are a sister, Sheilla Allen and husband Ronnie of Columbus and a brother, Rusty Johnson of Seymour. Eight children survive, Renita Ludwig and husband, Jerry of Orleans, C. Renee Tyler and husband Larry of Orleans, Patty Rhoades and husband Brian of Corydon, Ronald Turner of Mitchell; Lawrence (Randy) Turner and wife Bea of Mitchell; Rachel Roach and companion Jeff Brooks of Bedford; Reggie Johnson and wife Carrie of Mitchell; and Julia Johnson and Harley Rutherford of Orleans; 24 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; an aunt; uncles; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Randy Johnson; one grandson, Joshua Miles Johnson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Juanita I. Valka

March 4, 1927 — July 17, 2015

Juanita Ilene Hinkle Valka, age 88, a resident of Clara Mathis Road in Spring Hill, passed away Friday at NHC Columbia.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jacob P. Heine officiating. The family will also visit with friends from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Born on March 4, 1927, in Lawrence County, Juanita was the daughter of the late Charles C. Eddington and Hallie Hawkins Bowman. She was a graduate of Bedford High School and was a homemaker the majority of her life. She was of the Lutheran faith and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia where she served as the treasurer of the Woman’s Guild for a short time.

Juanita enjoyed baking and cooking, especially for other people. She would often cook to give away to people like her neighbors and mailman. She also liked music and reading. Juanita loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She also loved her two Yorkies: Sparkle and Ava who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Joe (Carolyn) Hinkle of Russell Springs, Ky., Kevin (Becky) Hinkle of Denham Springs, La., Kent Hinkle of Fairbanks, Alaska, Susan (Dean) Schatz of Spring Hill, Tenn., Jack Valka Jr. of Michigan, Rene (Dawn) Valka of Cullman, Ala., and Jeanette (Rick) Cherry of Berkley, Mich.; special niece: Rita Norman of Bedford; 16 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Roy Kenneth Hinkle and Jack W. Valka; sons, James Kenneth Hinkle, Jimmy Valka; brother, Harold Eddington; and sisters, Katie Lantz, and Evelyn Henderson.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of NHC Columbia.

The family requests the memorial donations be made to CARIS Healthcare: 1412 Trotwood Ave, St. 11, Columbia, TN 38401, Attention: Kim Dickey.

You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website: www.TnFunerals.com.

Cecil F. Walls

Nov. 8, 1940 — July 19, 2015

Cecil F. Walls, 74, Avoca, died on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. A celebration of life will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Old Town Park in Mooresville, located at South and Highstreets.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements

Loretta Speer

Dec. 16, 1932 — July 21, 2015

Loretta M. Speer, 82, of Seymour, a native of Bedford, died on Tuesday at the Covered Bridge Healthcare Campus. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Trinity Pentecostal Church, 1013 W. Laurel Street, Seymour. Burial will follow at Leesville Cemetery. Friends and family may call at Voss Chapel from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Memorials: Trinity Pentecostal Church

Claude Cobb

Claude Cobb, 87, Bedford, died at 5:39 p.m. on Wednesday at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. July 22, 2015 Willard Johnson Willard Lee Johnson, 72, Mitchell, formerly of Orleans, died at 12:50 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Jack L. Young

Jack L. Young, 88, Bedford, died at 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. July 21, 2015 Kenneth Johnson Sept. 1, 1935 — July 18, 2015

Kenneth D. “Kenny” Johnson, 79, of Bedford, died at 11:29 p.m. Saturday at University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Sept. 1, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Alva and Mae (Criger) Johnson.

Kenny was a graduate of Needmore High School and was retired from GM Powertrain, Bedford following 30 years employment. He also was an avid cattle farmer. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Bedford.

Surviving are his life-long companion, Donna Fish of Bedford; one sister, Wilma Baxter of Bedford; two nephews, David (Martha) Hanners of Bedford and Steve (Brenda) Hanners of Bloomington; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, burial will follow.

It was Kenny’s wish that there be no visitation hours. Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

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

Norman E. King

May 18, 1938 — July 19, 2015

Norman Eugene King, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born May 18, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Albert and Myrtle (Radcliff) King. He married Elnora Ann Busch July 2, 1960.

He had been employed at International Harvester and was also a car salesman. He was an elder, minister, and member of Grace Tabernacle in Orleans.

Norman served 14 years in the Indiana National Guard and was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Elnora Ann King of Mitchell; sons, Norman Eugene (Rita) King II of Oolitic and Gregory Scott (Lori) King of Terre Haute; daughters, Juanita Sue (Tom) Wray of Mitchell and Valarie Ann (John) Turner of Bedford; grandchildren, Joyce Ann Winders, Ryan Lee Wray, Mechalla Wray, Nicole Ann Turner and Nathalie Lorraine Turner; a brother, Charles King of Mitchell; and a sister, Betty Tow of Mitchell.

His parents; and siblings, Albert King Jr., Nellie Anglan-Mann, Dorothy Greene, and Jack King, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Willard Johnson

Willard L. Johnson, 72, Mitchell, died at 12:50 p.m. on Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home. July 20, 2015 Elizabeth Little

Elizabeth Little, 90, Bedford, died Saturday at Garden Villa. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Norman E. King

Norman Eugene King, 77, Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. July 19, 2015 Carol M. Pittman Sept. 11, 1931 — June 9, 2015 Carol M. Pittman, 83, of North Fort Myers, Florida, passed away June 9th, 2015, at Lee Memorial Hospital where she was surrounded by her children and sister. She was born in Bedford, IN, on September 11, 1931, to Leland K. Cooper and Eva Mae (Craig) Cooper. Carol was a 1949 graduate of Shields Seymour High School. She married Richard Craig Pittman in 1949 in Seymour where they lived before moving to Bloomington in 1960. In 1973 she went to work at the Monroe County Assessor’s Office after the death of her daughter, Jane. She retired as Chief Deputy Assessor in 1996. Carol was a passionate and committed volunteer. She was an active member of the Stone Belt family in the 1960s. From 1971-1973, she served as President for the Stone Belt Council. For many years she headed up the daffodil sale, a support group for the Monroe County Cancer Society, and served as chairwoman for Monroe County Relay for Life for several years. In 1999, she was awarded American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedication to the fight against cancer. A member of the philanthropic sorority, Kappa Delta Phi for over 50 years, Carol served in almost all leadership positions for the organization and kept up with her fellow sisters even after she and her husband, Dick, moved to Florida. During her years in Florida, she was a committed hospice volunteer. She was also a “Night Owl” Camper and enjoyed the friendship of many Monroe/Lawrence Co. campers. She was a member of the Methodist church. She was an active member of TOPS and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed daily bike rides and water aerobics. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; her daughter, Jane Elizabeth; her parents, Leland and Eva; and her brothers, Donnie and David. She is survived by her children, son, Dan Pittman (Mel) of Salem, VA; daughters, Martha O’Mullane (Mike), and Peg Harmon (John) of Bloomington; sister, Cathy Cooper (Jim Daniels) of Brooklyn, IN; sister-in-law, Janet Cooper of Seymour; granddaughter, Cynthia Santa Ana (Angel) of Bristow, VA; grandson, Matt O’Mullane (Jaime) of Greenwood; granddaughters, Macy Hughes (Ross), Maggie Parrish (Zack), and step-granddaughter, Carie Bender, all of Bloomington; great-granddaughters, Malena and Mia Santa Ana; great-grandsons, Liam O’Mullane and Mack Parrish; and step-great-grandsons, Ross and Trey Boyer; nephews, Craig Cooper (Suz), Chad Cooper (Kimberly), David Cooper; nieces, Kelsy Benckart (Bo) and Molly Blade (Kelly); great-nieces and nephews, Sidda, Tilly, Aspen, Colton, Cruz, Lucy and Flossie, as well as many other beloved Pittman, Craig, Bailey and Wright family members. At heart, Carol was a writer. Her poems christened many family gatherings, and she was an avid historian. Well known for her story-telling, Carol held many strangers in thrall as she shared bits and pieces of her life with those willing to listen. She was endlessly entertaining and her sense of humor will be desperately missed. Her legacy will perpetuate through her loved ones emulating her. Her humor. Her kindness. Her love of family and friends. She was an exemplary example of wife, mother, friend, grandmother and person. She was beloved by all. A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. August 15th at the American Legion (1800 W. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47404), of which she was an auxiliary member. KDP will hold a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. in her honor. Her family will hold another celebration of life on October 6th at 10 a.m. at the Buccaneer Estates clubhouse in North Ft. Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a local hospice organization in your area. Melvin Orville Hawkins Aug. 15, 1933 — July 15, 2015 Melvin Orville Hawkins, 81, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at his residence. Melvin was born August 15, 1933, in Bloomington and was the son of the late James Harvey and Lillie Pearl (Hodge) Hawkins. Melvin was a veteran of the United States Army and worked for over 40 years as a tool and die maker at RCA, retiring in 1994. He loved going to church and attended Lifeway Baptist Church. He was a carpenter and enjoyed his woodworking projects. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Josephine (Moore) Hawkins, of Bloomington; daughter, Rhonda Tinnes (Garry), of Spencer, and son Brian Hawkins (Carla), of Springville. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Jennifer Tinnes, Jonathan Tinnes, Devin Hawkins and Brianna Hawkins; one great-granddaughter, Lily Tinnes; two sisters, Wilda Hawkins and Rita Allen; and one brother, Kenny Hawkins. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Shelly Renee Hawkins, 7 sisters and 2 brothers. Services for Melvin will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Pastor Steve Von Bokern will officiate the service and burial will follow at Green Valley Cemetery, where the Veteran’s Honor Guard will have military rites. Visitation will be on Monday, July 20, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at The Funeral Chapel. Donations in Melvin’s memory may be given to Lifeway Baptist Church. Memories of Melvin and condolences to the family may be given at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com. July 18, 2015 Larry K. Williams May 30, 1943 — July 16, 2015

Larry K. Williams, age 72, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

He was born in Bedford on May 30, 1943, to Ralph And Mary (Scheffel) Williams. Larry married Sandra (Reed) McSoley on September 24, 1994, in Indianapolis, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Williams of Bedford, one daughter, Angie Johnson and husband Matt of Bedford, one son, Jeff Williams of Bedford, one step son, John Barlow Jr. of Florida, two grandchildren, Donavan Sage and Lauren Johnson, both of Bedford, and one aunt, Mary Scheffel of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and step mother, Iva (Zurcher) Williams.

Larry retired from NWSC Crane in 1998 and also worked as a security guard for Pinkerton Security at General Motors and at Jackson County Juvenile Correctional Facility in Brownstown.

He was a member of the American Patriot Lodge No. 750 in Oolitic and St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Bedford.

Larry was a fan of auto racing, he enjoyed all types of racing, and he attended the Indianapolis 500 every year for over 50 consecutive years.

Memorial services will be on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Masonic rites will be given at 7 p.m. by the American Patriot Lodge. July 17, 2015 Roberta Lawyer June 12, 1932 — July 15, 2015

Roberta Fay Lawyer, 83, of Bedford, died at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Garden Villa.

Born June 12, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William and May (Rainey) Warner. She retired as an aide from the Hospitality House after 29 years. She was a member of the Southland Church of Christ and had been a Pink Lady Volunteer at Dunn Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include three daughters, Diana Lou Mosier and Vickie Jean Hackler, both of Bedford, and Rhonda Fay Hogge of Bedford; two sons, Roland Maxwell Lawyer and Robin Matthew Lawyer, both of Bedford; 11 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald Wayne Lawyer; two sisters, Eva Mae Sterns and Florence Elsie Blackwell; two brothers, Charles Russell Warner and Paul Milton Warner and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Foundation or Gentiva Hospice. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Thelma Dishman

Aug. 30, 1934 — July 16, 2015

Thelma Yvonne Dishman, 80, Mitchell, died Thursday at her home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem. Burial will be in Saltillo Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. July 16, 2015 Donald Stultz Jan. 8, 1934 — July 15, 2015

Donald K. Stultz, 81, Bedford, died at 4:14 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by his family.

Born Jan. 8, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Floyd P. and Velma E. (Wagner) Stultz. He married Laura Lenora Edwards on Aug. 30, 1957, and she survives. He retired as a Sap’s Doughnut route driver in southern Indiana after 28 years during which he made many friends. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard for eight years. After retiring, he enjoyed wood working and attending craft shows and flea markets where he sold his crafts and furniture, making Brown County a popular stop. He loved fishing and hunting, making several trips to Canada. He loved to travel. His grandsons were his pride and joy, and he enjoyed spending time with them in his workshop. He was a member of the Waco Church of Christ in Daviess County.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora, of Bedford; a daughter, Laura Dawn Pardue, of Bedford; two grandsons, Logan K. and Kenton J. Pardue; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Naomi Edwards of Shoals. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Stultz, and a sister, Patricia Stultz Spoonmore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ed Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 17, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Dora Thomas

Dora Lucille Thomas, 97, of Fulton has gone home. All that she possessed by faith is now hers by sight.

She was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Monroe County, Ind. Her parents, James and Hattie Ritchie; her sister, Gladys Cole; her brothers, Buster and Fred Ritchie and their spouses precede her in death. Preceding her also are her husband, Arthur Walter Thomas and her son, Jon Marc Thomas.

Surviving her is her son, Richie and his wife Reba of Fulton; her granddaughter, Jessica; her grandson, Justin and his wife Jennifer; and four much loved great-grandchildren.

Dora was a preacher’s wife. She bore that role with dignity and grace. She was famous among her friends as a woman of great faith and fervent prayer. After her husband’s death, she supported herself as an employee of the Eaton, Yale, and Towne Corporation. She retired after 13 years of service to them and membership with the United Auto Workers.

She is preceded in death and survived by legions of friends who would rise up to call her “blessed.”

Friends and family will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Rodney Reynolds officiating. Dora will be escorted for burial to Avoca, Ind. She will be laid to rest between her husband and her son in the Hilltop Cemetery, a place blessed by those who wait there.

Due to transportation issues, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alms Ministry of Victory Fellowship church are appreciated.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.

Roberta Lawyer

June 12, 1932 — July 15, 2015

Roberta Fay Lawyer, 83, Bedford, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Garden Villa. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary.

Memorials: Diabetes Foundation or Gentiva Hospice. July 15, 2015 Marion Bond Nov. 12, 1930 — July 12, 2015

Marion “Eddie” Bond, age 84, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday at Manatee Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. He was born in Martin County to Chester Earl and Edith Mae (Wildman) Bond on Nov. 12, 1930. Eddie married Maggie Brown Bond in 1949 in Bedford. They had four children, Sheila, Diana, Larry and Gary, and she preceded Eddie in death in 1966.

Eddie married Virginia Thompson Bond on April 18, 1969, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 2006.

Eddie was a retired business owner; he owned Bedford Mobile Homes and Bond Trailer Supplies in Bedford. He was a NASCAR driver and member of the NASCAR Grand National Drivers Association; he was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, and the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include his children; Sheila (Mike) Davis of Bedford, Diana (Ben) Phebus of Evansville, Gary (Angela) Bond of Bedford, daughter-in-law; Fran Bond of Bloomington, nine grandchildren, Brandt (Lauren) Davis, Jace (Katie) Davis, Bret, Drew, and Trent Phebus, Maggie (Clint) Harrell, Mollie Bond, Codey Bond and Hope Bond; and great-grandchildren, Cruz Davis, Cade and Owen Davis, Isabelle Harrell.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Maggie Bond; second wife, Virginia Bond; one son, Larry Bond; four brothers, Earl Bond, Leland Bond, Lloyd Bond and Wilmer Wildman; four sisters, Lela Overton, Norma Lemon, Alice Ann Crane, and Roberta Bond, three grandchildren, Dayle Phebus, Dylan and Landon Bond.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford; entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-9 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Clarence Norman

April 14, 1930 — July 14, 2015

Clarence Edward Norman, 85, Greenwood, passed Tuesday.

Born April 14, 1930, in Lawrence County, IN to the late John W. and Helen (Crouch) Norman, he was a combat Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from National Starch and Chemical Company.

Survivors include two sons, Greg (Susan) Norman of Flora, IN and Doug (Melanie) Norman of Greenwood, IN; six grandchildren, Cory (Polly), Cameron, Chandler, John, Jared, Joel Norman; two great-grandchildren, Gabe and Luke Norman; siblings, Judy Quebbemen, Shirley Hearth and Gerald Norman.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Naomi Jean Norman and siblings, Norma Hillenburg, Wesley Norman, Wayne Norman, Everett Norman, Marge Todd and Glenda Sowders.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at G.H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens at Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN. 46143. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

James Kirkman

April 26, 1969 — July 10, 2015

James Reid Kirkman, 46, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Friday at his residence.

Born April 26, 1969, in Bedford, he was the son of Vernie Daniel and Marsha Carol (Spires) Kirkman.

James had been employed at Ashley Furniture and was also a self-employed computer programmer.

Surviving are his children, Katie Kirkman of Crawfordsville, and Payton Kirkman of Chicago, Ill.; his parents, Vernie and Marsha Kirkman of Orleans; a sister, Angela Rushing of Boonville, and nieces and a nephew, Carma, Sydney and Brady.

Friends may call from 5-7p.m. Friday at Haverly Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Following cremation, burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.

Dora Thomas

Dora Lucille Thomas, 97, of Fulton, died in Missouri. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary with burial to follow at Hilltop Cemetery, Avoca. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorials: Alms Ministry of Victory Fellowship Church.

Clinton Ryan

A celebration of life for Clinton Thomas Ryan, 37, Heltonville, who died June 12, will take place from 6-8:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Deckard Warehouse, 1001 14th St. with a balloon release at the conclusion. Day & Carter Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. July 14, 2015 Margaretta Garland

Feb. 5, 1927 — July 13, 2015

Margaretta Garland, 88, of Bedford, died at 5:15 a.m. on Monday at her residence.

Born Feb. 5, 1927, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Richard and Viola (Easton) Inman. She married Wilford Garland and he preceded her in death. She had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington and later in the circulation department for the Times-Mail. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include a son, David Garland and wife, Amy, of Bedford; a brother, Jack Inman of Michigan; three grandchildren, Landon Garland, Lindsay Staggs and husband, Aaron, and Elizabeth Garland; four great-grandchildren, Christian Walther and Madison, Alexandra and Elliot Staggs. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three brothers, John, Roger and Jim Inman.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Gerald Henson

April 17, 1962 — July 11, 2015

Gerald D. Henson, age 72, of Bedford passed away on Saturday at 10:54 p.m. at IU Health Hospital in Bedford. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on March 2, 1943, to Kern & Edna (Spaulding) Henson. He married Janette Sanford on April 17, 1962, in Hollywood, Calif., and she survives.

Gerald was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from GM Powertrain in Bedford where he was a fork lift operator; he had over 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Janette Henson of Bedford; two daughters, Lori Henson Thress and husband Jim of Branson, Mo., and Kim Henson Adkins and husband Robert of Orleans; one son, Scott (April) Henson of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Kristen, Tyler, Nicholas, Cody, Chelsea, Mechelle, Matt and Stacey; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Henson of Bedford and Rick Henson of Ellettsville; and one half brother, Butch Peyton of Indianapolis.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, two half brothers, Ron and Don Peyton and one half sister, Norma Peyton.

Cremation was chosen with a celebration of Gerald’s Life planned for a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Calvin A. Polk

Feb. 23, 1925 — July 8, 2015

Calvin A. Polk, 90, died July 8, 2015, at his home in Hutchinson. He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Bedford, Ind., the son of Albert and Delphia (Smith) Polk.

Calvin graduated from Needmore, Ind., High School in 1943, Hutchinson Junior College in 1947, and Emporia State Teachers College in 1949, and received his master’s degree from Ball State University and his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas. He had a 60-year career as a teacher, principal and school administrator in the communities of Longton, Castleton, Pretty Prairie, and from 1974 to 1988, he worked with the Reno County Educational Cooperative. Calvin was a member of Union Valley Bible Church, was inducted into the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame in 2005, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Oct. 21, 1944, he married Earline E. Stoughton in Hutchinson. He is survived by his wife, Earline, of the home; son, Earl Polk and wife Pam of Burrton; son-in-law, John Murphy and wife Micki of Highland Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren, Sparkle Faidley and husband Luke, J.J. Polk and wife Amanda, Jeff Polk and wife Betty, Katie Murphy, and Connor Murphy; great-grandchildren, Sophia Faidley, Malachie Lehmann and Jacy Polk. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry; a daughter, Debbie Murphy; and brothers, William, Chester and Lee Polk.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2015, at Union Valley Bible Church, 1916 E. 30th, Hutchinson, with Pastor Steve Hodgson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson, with military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson. Memorial gifts may be made to the Union Valley Bible Church or Gentiva Hospice, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Clinton Ryan

Oct. 31, 1977 — June 12, 2015

A celebration of life for Clinton T. Ryan will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday at 1001 14th St. (corner of J and 14th streets) in Bedford. It will be a time for family and friends to say a few words, share a poem or tell their favorite memory of Clinton, which may include how they met Clinton or how he impacted their life. Balloons will be released at 8:50 p.m. and the band, Last Call, will start playing at 9 p.m.

A pitch-in dinner is planned. Hot dogs, chips, cake, tea (sweet and unsweetened) and lemonade will be served. If you like, bring your favorite dish or soft drinks to share.

Marion Bond

Marion “Eddie” Bond, 84, of Bedford, died Sunday at Manatee Hospital in Bradenton, Fla. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. July 13, 2015 James E. Umphress

June 14, 1921 — July 12, 2015

James E. Umphress, 94, formerly of Bloomington, IN died on July 12, 2015, in Greenwood Health & Living, Greenwood, IN. He was born in Lawrence County, IN to the late Harley and Mildred (Allen) Umphress on June 14, 1921. He played basketball in Heltonville, Medora and Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1939.

Jim worked for Crowe Furniture Store in Bedford for 21 years. He served in the Army for 38 months in the South Pacific-Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He married Nellie J. Johnson in 1946.

Jim began working at Indiana University in 1960. He was the assistant business manager of continuing education of regional campuses, assistant director of Indiana University Payroll Department and business manager of track & field and the Natatorium at IUPUI at the time of his retirement in 1984.

Jim is survived by his son Eric (wife Jennifer) Umphress, two grandchildren; Kelsey and Nathan Umphress, his sister Roberta Blackwell and his brother Opal “Bud” (wife Annie) Umphress. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie of 58 years, his sister Wilma Umphress and a stillborn brother Wilfred.

Jim was a 70-year member of American Legion Post No. 33 in Bedford. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford before moving to Bloomington and becoming a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in 1972.

Visitation will be held in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401 on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at noon also in the funeral home. Burial with military rites in Cresthaven Cemetery, Bedford, IN.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com.

Juliaetta Collins

July 28, 1944 — July 11, 2015

Juliaetta Collins, 70, passed away at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015, at her residence.

Born July 28, 1944, in Pekin, she was the daughter of William Dexter and Ida Elizabeth (Lewis) Milligan. She was formerly married to Robert H. Collins.

Juliaetta was a member of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene and had been employed at Smith Cabinet Company in Salem.

Surviving are: a brother, Elza William Milligan, Mitchell; a sister, Pauline Brim, Mitchell, and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents and sisters, Rosemary Marie Knight, Blanche Esther Milligan, Mary Ada Fender, Della McCord, and Martha Elizabeth Milligan, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral chapel. July 12, 2015

Betty Joanne Veatch

Dec. 31, 1935 — July 10, 2015

Betty Joanne Veatch, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015, at her residence.

Born December 31, 1935, in Springville, she was the daughter of Floyd Caleb and Sarah Elizabeth (Wright) Flynn.

She worked for RCA and NSWC Crane. She was an LPN for Greene County General Hospital, Dunn Memorial Hospital and Ketcham Memorial Center. She attended Sylvania Wesleyan Church.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Bernard Veatch of Bloomfield; two sons, Terry W. Veatch (Margaret) of Springville and Michael L. Veatch (Susie Musgrave) of Bloomfield; her grandchildren, Hannah Stephens (Bryan), Brent Veatch, Trevor Veatch (Lindsay), Brandon Veatch (Melissa) and Jason Veatch; great grandchildren, Devon, Blane, Cameron, Justin, Jacob, Gracie, Timber, Hunter, Glenn, Carter and Garrett; one brother, Robert Flynn; and two sisters, Lois Page and Carol Baker.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three sisters, four brothers and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Sylvania Wesleyan Church in rural Bloomfield, with Rev. Dave Taylor and Rev. Lloyd Swango officiating. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove cemetery in rural Bloomfield.

Public visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday and 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at Sylvania Wesleyan Church in rural Bloomfield. Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to Sylvania Wesleyan Church.

Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com. Clinton T. Ryan

Oct. 31, 1977 — June 12, 2015

A celebration of life for Clinton T. Ryan will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 1001 14th St. (corner of J and 14th streets) in Bedford. It will be a time for family and friends to say a few words, share a poem or tell their favorite memory of Clinton, which may include how they met Clinton or how he impacted their life. Balloons will be released at 8:50 p.m. and the band, Last Call, will start playing at 9 p.m.

A pitch-in dinner is planned. Hot dogs, chips, cake, tea (sweet and unsweetened) and lemonade will be served. If you like, bring your favorite dish or soft drinks to share. July 11, 2015 Donald A. Brinegar May 10, 1933 — July 10, 2015

Donald Alvin Brinegar, 82, Bedford, passed away at 2:32 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born May 10, 1933, in Martin County, he was the son of Joe and Ilene (Moore) Brinegar. He was married to Shirley Williams for many years.

Donald was a graduate of Shawswick High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.

He retired from RCA.

Donald loved being with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to travel and take pictures.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra (Tim) Marshall and Ann Dyer; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol Baker; two brothers, Kenny Brinegar and Larry (Sheila) Brinegar; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Brian Brinegar.

Funeral service will be at noon Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Roy D. Lintz

Dec. 29, 1934 — July 8, 2015

Roy D. Lintz, 80, of Orleans, formerly of Bedford, died at 8:25 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Dec. 29, 1934, in Vigo County, the son of Charles and Ada (Johnson) Lintz. He married Wanda Ellen Pierce on Dec. 19, 1954, and she survives.

He retired as a supervisor at Stone City Products after 46 years. He attended the Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda of Orleans; two sons, Roy K. Lintz and wife Rossy of Flemington, Ga., and Steve J. Lintz and wife Yvonne Carol of Columbus; two daughters, Norma E. Bailey and husband Tom of Mitchell, and Betty Ann Miller and husband Chuck of Bedford; four brothers, Joe Lintz and wife Barb of Pendleton, Bob Lintz and wife Diane of Orleans, Jim Lintz of Pendleton and Donald Lintz and wife Joyce of Bloomfield; two sisters, Betty Wilson of Pendleton and Linda Sullivan and husband Wayne of Avoca; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer Elrod and husband Chad, Byron Lintz and wife Alissa, Jeremy Tolliver, Mandy Skeen-Colvin, Randy Skeen Jr., Chad Lintz, Cody Lintz and wife Kayla, Stephanie Lake and husband Stephen, Erik Lintz, Matt Lintz and Stevie Lintz; eight stepgrandchildren, Brock Bailey, Andrea Tolliver and husband Bryan, Javier Lintz, Pearl Burch and husband Rich, Wes Miller, Kerrie Earl, Lisa Davis and Kayla Pruett; 28 great-grandchildren; and one aunt, Norma Jean of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Erma Lintz; two brothers: Norman and Larry Lintz; and a grandson Mark Skeen.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary. July 10, 2015 Donald A. Brinegar Donald Alvin Brinegar, 82, of Bedford, passed away today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Roy D. Lintz

Dec. 29, 1934 — July 8, 2015

Roy D. Lintz, 80, Orleans, formerly of Bedford, died at 8:25 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. July 09, 2015 Stanley R. Lindsey Dec. 7, 1950—July 7, 2015

Stanley R. Lindsey, 64, of Mitchell passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday at his residence.

He was born in Paoli on Dec. 7, 1950, to Lawrence and Mary E. (Woodruff) Lindsey. Stanley married Connie E. Purkhiser on June 6, 1981, in Mitchell, and she survives.

Stanley was a heavy equipment operator and member of IUOE Local No.181, Evansville.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Lindsey of Mitchell; sons, Jim (Julie) Lindsey of Bedford, BJ Lindsey of Mitchell, R. Darrin (Michele) Sheetz of Cummings, Ga., and Joshua Wigley of Bedford; daughters, Viki Lindsey of Bedford, Jamie (Brad) Harrison of Bedford, Kim (Dave) Arnold of Hardinsburg and Pam (Bill) Kemp of Paoli; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Regina Felts; and grandson, Andy Sage

Stanley liked to ride motorcycles and country dancing and working on things around the house and cars. He enjoyed cookouts with family and playing with his grandkids.

A celebration of Stanley’s life will be from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, in Stanley’s name or Susan G. Komen Foundation for a cure, in Stanley’s honor.

Charles Tidd

Dec. 27, 1944—July 8, 2015

Charles “Charlie” Tidd, 70, of Orleans, died at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Bedford, he was the son of Charles and Nellie (Blythe) Tidd. He married Betty Hamilton on July 1, 1990; and she survives.

He was a factory worker and maintenance man throughout his career. Charlie was a member of The Little Country Church in Williams.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Tidd; daughter, Iris Johnson; two stepsons, Larry and James Williams; two stepdaughters, Misty and Kristy Land; brother, Russell Tidd; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor David Grace officiating. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Dudley E. Wykoff Jr.

A memorial service for Dudley E. Wykoff Jr., who died June 9, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Bedford. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy D. Lintz

Roy D. Lintz, 80, Orleans, formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. July 08, 2015 Christine A. Smith June 8, 1954 — July 2, 2015

Christine Ann Smith (née Buchanan), of Bedford, died, surrounded by her family, on Thursday. She was 61 years old.

Chris is survived by her husband of nearly 35 years, David A. Smith of Bedford; her children, Patrick J. Smith and Emily C. Smith, both of Bedford; her sister, Alice G. Buchanan of Bedford; and her brothers, Charles Buchanan of Houston, Texas, and Richard A. Buchanan of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Richard (Almira) Buchanan.

Chris was born on June 8, 1954, in Bedford, to Richard and Almira (“Ann”) Buchanan, and was raised there with her sister, Alice, and her brothers, Charles and Richard. Chris was graduated from Bedford High School in the Class of 1972. She then attended Indiana State University, in Terre Haute. While in Terre Haute, she met and fell in love with David Smith, and they were married on Aug. 16, 1980.

Chris worked at the Indiana University School of Dentistry while David attended law school in Indianapolis. Chris and David lived briefly in Indianapolis after David finished his studies, but they returned to Bedford in February 1985. In March 1986, Chris gave birth to a son, Patrick, and a daughter, Emily, followed in March 1987.

Chris was a staunch advocate for all children. She was elected to the North Lawrence School Board, and, after leaving office, she served for many years as the president of the North Lawrence Community Schools Foundation. Chris’s long hours of work contributed immeasurably to the college educations of many North Lawrence graduates.

Chris also cared deeply about nature and animals, spending many hours gardening at her home in Bedford, tending her bird feeders, and caring for her three cats. Chris also loved traveling throughout Indiana, visiting antique stores and flower stands, and making new friends everywhere she went.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for most of her life.

Chris passed on in Indianapolis after a short illness. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and sister; a caring friend; a creative artist; and a woman who believed in a better future for the young people of Lawrence County.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Richard Eldred on Friday with private rites at the graveside to follow. Plans for a celebration of Chris’s life will be announced by her family in the near future.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the White River Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. July 07, 2015 Carolyn S. Prince March 15, 1945 — July 3, 2015

Carolyn Sue (Beavers) Prince, 70, of Bedford, passed away at 11:41 a.m. on Friday at her residence.

Born March 15, 1945, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Edmond and Gladys (Evans) Beavers. She married Jimmie Edwin Prince on Oct. 13, 1963; he preceded her in death on May 26, 2001.

Carolyn attended Tunnelton High School. She worked at several different factories. She was a member of Dive Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Scott Robert Prince, of Bedford; six sisters, Priscilla (Dallas) Davidson of Medora, Iva (Roger) White of Bedford, Clara (Russ) Hiatt of Indianapolis, Sharon Pierce, of Orleans, Pat (Roger) Brown of Bedford, and Mary Oliver of Jamestown; one brother, Roy Beavers of Bedford; sister-in-law, Joyce (Chuck) Tolliver of Bedford; several nieces, nephews; and her caretaker, Brittany Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Jammie Lynn Prince; two brothers, Virgil and Clarence Beavers; and one sister, Grace Sullivan.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Reno Bates officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Robert D. May

Nov. 2, 1926 — June 30, 2015

Robert Don May, 88, Bloomington, passed away June 30 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford from multiple myeloma, bone marrow cancer.

Born Nov. 2, 1926, Robert was the son of Emsley J. and Cletus J. (Straley) May. He married Olga B. May on April 19, 1969, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2010.

Bob was self-employed and retired from the life insurance and investment profession for over 55 years. He served in many offices for Life Underwriters, including past president.

He was a lifelong member of Kiwanis, where he was past president. Bob was also past Chapter Chairman for the American Red Cross. He was past Exalted Ruler BPO Elks Lodge No. 446, and a member of American Legion Post No. 18.

Bob served in the Navy during World War II as Quartermaster Third Class. He attended Wabash College and the IU School of Journalism. Robert was a graduate of BHS, Class of 1944.

Robert’s life motto was a quote from Theodore Roosevelt: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Survivors include a son, Randy D. (Shelley) May of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Deborah J. (Patricia) May of Tijeras, N.M.; a stepson, Michael A. Abbott of South Carolina; a stepdaughter, Lydia A. (James) Russell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Robert H. Berentes of Greenwood, Lauren M. (Levi) Eads of Portland, Ore., Joshua N. (Kara) Russell of Bedford and Mariah N. (TJ) Todd of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Oakley, Dayton and Trenady Shaw, Bryce and Landen Todd, Kayley, Emma and Noah Russell, and Hatley D. Eads; a brother, Doran W. (MaryEllen) May of Bloomington; a sister, Myrna Lou Clayton of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Ludmila K. Brown of Eaton, Ohio.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Both Robert and Olga donated their bodies to the IU Anatomical Education Program.

Robert requested memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, Bloomington Chapter.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date for both Robert D. and Olga B. May.

Mary BethBaughman

Oct. 7, 1946 — July 5, 2015

Mary Beth (VanHook) Baughman, 68, Hemet, Calif., formerly of Bloomington, died Sunday at her residence.

She was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Bloomington, the daughter of Lowell and Elizabeth VanHook.

She is survived by her devoted caregiver and daughter, Elizabeth Ann Fuller; two grandchildren, Quency and Isiah Fuller, all of California; a sister, Phyllis (Robert) Herr of Bedford; a brother of Bloomington; nephews, Troy, Kenny and Mike Simpson, all of Bedford. Also surviving is her aunt, Carolyn Lincicome of Bloomington; and several other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant child; brother, Clifford Hurst; and all grandparents.

Private services will be held.

She will be missed. July 06, 2015 E. Bernice Canada Oct. 28, 1928 — July 4, 2015

Bernice Canada, 86, of Bedford, died at 7:07 a.m. on Saturday at Bliss Place in Bedford.

Born Oct. 28, 1928, in Wayne County, KY., she was the daughter of Rufus N. and A. Myrtle (Jones) Brown. She married James H. Canada on June 26, 1952, and he precedes her in death.

Bernice retired from Sarkes-Tarzian.

She was a kind and gentle soul. She loved to cook and was known for her Sunday dinners.

Survivors include one daughter, E. Roberta Plummer of Bedford; two sons, Nathan H. Canada and wife Marsha of Indianapolis and A. Scot Canada and wife Jill of New Palestine; two grandsons, Eric Canada, and Jeremy Plummer; two great-grandsons, Jesse Plummer, and Ryan Canada; two sisters, Shirley Jones of Amherst, Ohio, and Barbara Tatom of Greenfield; two brothers, Russell Brown of Monticello, Ky., and Howard Brown of Somerset, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and one brother, Hurstle Brown.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Kenneth E. Porter

Dec. 26, 1936 — July 2, 2015

Kenneth E. Porter, 80, was called home by his Lord at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital after complications with pneumonia. He was a current member of the family of StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford, and former resident of Washington.

Ken was born Dec. 26, 1936, to Alva E and Gladys M. Porter in Monroe County.

Surviving are brothers, Robert (Barbara) Porter of Naples Fla., and Leroy (Vicki) Porter of Bloomington; sisters, Janet Landreth (Joe Limp) of Bedford, Brenda (Chris) Kenyon of Kettering Ohio, and Joyce (Ron) Clark of Lakeland, Fla.; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles of Bedford.

Ken was blessed with an extraordinary sense of humor and laughter, always willing to entertain with a funny story or remembrance. We are thankful he was able to keep his sense of humor even through his final sickness.

Family and friends may visit Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford, Wednesday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at the Valhalla Memory Gardens chapel in Bloomington.

Ken’s family wishes to thank the special people of Stonebridge Health Campus, who became his extended family and where he called home during his residence there.

Nora Bolton

Feb. 21, 1931 — July 4, 2015

Nora Bolton, 84, of Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson Christian Village.

Born Feb. 21, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Opal and Edith Empson. She married Forrest Bolton and he preceded her in death.

She was a beautiful woman with a gentle spirit that left a lasting impression on anyone who met her.

She retired from Wal-Mart in Bedford and was a long time member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny Bolton of Fortson, Ga., and Gary D. Bolton and wife Connie of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Lee Bolton of Georgia, Mindy Bolton of Florida and Casey Mullis and husband Brady of Bedford; seven great-grandchildren, Jackson and Levi Bolton, and Uly, Jasper, Hiram, Bixie and Eamon Mullis; and one sister, Mary Pendley of Fayetteville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Dennis Bolton; and two sisters, Jewell Cogswell and Mildred Carter.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenneth Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Fayetteville Baptist Awana youth program.

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

Joyce W. Miller

Nov. 16, 1925 — July 3, 2015

Joyce W. Miller, 89, of Bedford, died at 11:25 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Nov. 16, 1925, in Broken Bow, Okla., she was the daughter of Albert Curtis Green and Opal Vivian Green Cody. She graduated from Morris High School, Morris, Okla. in 1943.

She went right to work at Red River Ordnance, Texarkana, Texas and worked a year, then entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and took basic training in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. After basic training, she was put on a troop train to California. It took almost a week to arrive in San Francisco, Calif. and she was then sent to Hammer Field, Fresno, California 4th Air Force.

Joyce worked in the base signal center as a teletype operator. Joyce remembered hearing Tokyo Rose several times in the signal room. Upon discharge she went to Norman, Okla., to a naval air station that was being used as a separation center for the Navy. Joyce met her future husband Paul while she was with the Civil Service and they were married Aug. 7, 1946, in the First Baptist Church in Norman. Upon discharge the Millers returned to Bedford.

Joyce was a member of First Christian Church since 1946. She served as a Deaconess and Deacon. She belonged to Epsilon Sigma Alpha and later Kappa Kappa Sigma.

She loved being a mother and housewife, playing golf, working in her yard and playing bridge.

She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Miller Jr.; two sons, Paul Felix Miller, III, and wife Sharon of Shelbyville and Steve Miller and wife Mona of Bedford; two sisters, Nancy K. Green of Johnson, Ariz., and Nita J. Green of Gilliatt, Wash.; five grandchildren, David Michael Miller, Mark Stephen Miller, Brian Patrick Miller, Michael Stephen Miller and Audra Ann Miller Sater; 10 great-grandchildren, David’s children: Brody A. Miller, Ian Curtis Miller and Cameron Miller, Brian’s children: Blake Miller, Jacob Scott Miller and Olivia Nicole Miller, Michael’s children: Lilly Grace Miller and Ella Elizabeth Miller, and Audra’s children: Coleman Sater and Winifred Sue Sater.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Debra Joy Miller; one sister, Betty Jo Green; four brothers, Curtis E. Green, Dr. L.D. Green, James T. Green and Norman Green.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.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 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WIN Mammogram Fund through St. Vincent Dunn Hospital Foundation.

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

Antonio Garofola

Dec. 8, 1922 — July 4, 2015

Antonio “Tony” Garofola, 92, of Bedford, died at 3:10 a.m. Saturday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born Dec. 8, 1922, in Oolitic, he was the son of Giuseppe Joseph and Mary Teresa (Sissino) Garofola.

Tony did many odd jobs in the Oolitic area including helping with the delivery of the mail.

He was a member of Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are one sister, Fannie White of Brookville; one brother, Joe Garofola of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank Garofola; one sister, Mary Frances Mosier; three siblings, in infancy; a nephew, Don Mosier and a niece, Tina Garofola.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Marty Speer officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Norma R. Adams

Sept. 23, 1928 — July 4, 2015

Norma Rose Adams, 86, Mooresville, died peacefully on Saturday, in her apartment at Worthington Place, Camby.

Mrs. Adams was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Bedford, to the late Samuel Ralph and Eva Marie (Pavey) Box. Mrs. Adams graduate from Bedford High School in 1946.

She and her late husband, Marion Adams, co-owned Marion Adams Floor Covering for 27 years. She retired in 2000.

She attended Mount Gilead Christian Church. In her more active years, Norma was an avid reader and enjoyed square dancing and camping with Marion.

She married Marion Dean Adams Feb. 20, 1948, and he preceded her in death Nov. 4, 2002. Additionally, she was preceded in death by one son, Bradley K. Adams; brothers, Ralph and Rodney Box.

Survivors include one son, Ernie Adams (Connie) of Camby; sisters, Rachel Galloway (Conrad) of Seymour, RaDonna Sears (Merle) of Mooresville and Regina Gilbert (Bill) of Arizona; grandchildren, Brad Adams (Brandy) of Mooresville and Molly Adams of Seattle; great-grandchildren, Bailynn and Bryson Adams; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the chapel at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Interment will be in the White Lick Cemetery, Mooresville.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Churches in Mission. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

Nora W. Gerkin

Nora W. Goebel Gerkin, 92, Paoli, died on Sunday at Mitchell Manor. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. July 05, 2015 Janeen (Stevens) Conaway

July 28, 1957 — June 28, 2015

Janeen Grace (Stevens) Conaway passed away at her home peacefully in Westfield on Sunday evening, June 28, 2015, at the age of 57, after a courageous battle with cancer. Janeen was born in Bedford, IN, on July 28, 1957, and grew up in Westfield, IN. She was the daughter of Robert and Lola Stevens. Janeen attended Westfield High School, class of 1975. On November 3, 1973, she was united in marriage with James Edward Conaway.

She is survived by her father, Robert Stevens of Scottsdale, AZ; Lola Stevens of Westfield; husband, James of Westfield; four children, Robert (Jody) Conaway of Westfield, Joshua (Becky) Conaway of Sheridan, Carl (Sarah) Conaway of Louisville, KY, April (Joe) Peterson of Westfield; twelve grandchildren; four siblings, Dan Stevens of Noblesville, Cathy Spurlock of Austin, TX, Ken Stevens of Clinton, and Lesa Bryant of Noblesville.

Janeen is dearly loved by her family and will be always remembered for her strength, selflessness, kindness, sense of family, and unwavering unconditional love. She was the glue and strength of the Conaway family. Her greatest joy in life was celebrating with her family and friends during cookouts and pool parties at her house, as well as holiday gatherings. Janeen’s impact on her family will last generations. She will be sorely missed and forever loved by her family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th Street, Sheridan, Indiana, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral procession to Little Eagle Creek Cemetery will immediately follow.

Contributions may be made in Janeen’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/donatenow. July 04, 2015 William R. Fugate Feb. 14, 1927 — July 2, 2015

William Robert “Bob” “Papaw” Fugate, 88, of Orleans, passed away at his residence on Thursday.

He was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Pennington Gap, Va., the son of William R. and Nancy Ellen (Carter) Fugate. He married Beulah Rasnic on April 6, 1949, and she survives.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works after many years of employment. He also worked for Robinson Auction Services until 1989 when he retired.

He was veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.

He attended Liberty Christian Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years; one son, William R. “Bill” Fugate (Cheri) of Orleans; two grandchildren, Wayne Fugate (Angie) of Paoli and Alex Fugate of Orleans; and great-grandchildren, Lexi and Allie Fugate of Paoli.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Phoebe Litton and Jane Choate.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Larry Alvey officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Christian Cemetery in Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69.

Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.

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

Loren D. Kelley

March 7, 1935 — July 1, 2015

Loren D Kelley, 80, Orlando Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday at Florida Hospital South in Orlando. No services are planned at this time.

Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller, 89, Bedford, died at 11:25 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Kenneth Porter

Kenneth Porter, 78, Bedford, died at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Carolyn Prince

Carolyn Prince, 70, Bedford, died at 11:41 a.m. on Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. July 03, 2015

Lucille M. Davis

Aug. 13, 1919 — July 2, 2015

Lucille Mae (McAlhaney) Davis, 95, of Avoca, died at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center in Monroe County.

Born Aug. 13, 1919, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Eddie Glen and Jennie Odell (Hamlin) McAlhaney. She married Robert W. Davis on Oct. 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 2013.

She was a homemaker and had worked at RCA.

She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church where she served as a custodian for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna Goddard and husband Richard of Bloomington; two sons, Bob Davis and wife Ann of Bloomington and Kent Davis and wife Melinda of Oolitic; grandchildren, Christopher Goddard and wife Jody, Heather Goddard, Jessi Schatzle and husband Joshua, Nathan Davis and wife Jennifer, Matthew and Mark Davis; great grandchildren, Justin, Brandon and Levi Goddard, Davis and Josephine Schatzle, Hudson and Helene Davis; sister-in-law, Delores McAlhaney; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Ralph and Darrel McAlhaney.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Joshua Schatzle officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Avoca Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Linda Corbin May 2, 1943 — July 2, 2015

Linda Corbin, 72, of Bedford, went home to be with our Lord at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 2, 1943, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harold and Dorothy (Pruett) Craig. She married Ronald Dean Corbin on Oct. 7, 1961, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and had worked at General Motors.

She was a devoted member of Crossroads Community Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was the decorator for all events and head seamstress for all drama programs.

Survivors include her husband, Dean, of Bedford; two daughters, Dena Judah and husband Parker of Bedford and Nikki Bex and husband, Scotty of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Ana Judah Brown and husband Matt, Lance Judah and fiancé Christie, Jonathon Bex and wife Sabrina and Lauren Bex Norman and husband Nate; five “great-grand Sugars,” Aktyn, Westyn, Braeleigh, Raine and Cap; three brothers, Jim, Gary and Larry Craig, all of Bedford; and a sister, Martha Hollars of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Wayne Ward and Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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

Janeen Conaway

July 28, 1957 — June 28, 2015

Janeen Grace (Stevens) Conaway, 57, Westfield, a native of Bedford, died Sunday at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St., Sheridan, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow in Little Eagle Creek Cemetery.

Contributions: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. July 02, 2015 Robert L. Fortner Jan. 18, 1935 — June 30, 2015

Robert L. “Bob” Fortner, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday surrounded by his family and special caregivers at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born Jan. 18, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Blanche (Brown) Fortner. He married Phyllis Lavon Fry on Sept. 3, 1960, and she survives.

He was a retired farm drainage contractor and a member of the Dive Christian Church and the Cecil Martin Post No. 250 American Legion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army proudly serving in Germany.

Survivors include his wife, Lavon, of Bedford; two sons, Brad Fortner and wife Karla and Mark Fortner, all of Bedford; four grandchildren, Rachel, Shelby, Samuel and Silas; one great-grandchild, Noah; and two brothers, Larry Fortner and wife Jill of Bedford and Jerry Fortner and wife Jan of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John Jr., Jim, Ron and Denny; and one sister, Marilyn Blackburn.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Cecil Martin Post No.250 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from noon until the service on Friday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association

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

Linda Corbin

May 2, 1943 — July 2, 2015

Linda Corbin, 72, Bedford, died at 3:35 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church. July 01, 2015 Nellie Manuel Feb. 6, 1931 — June 29, 2015 Nellie B. Manuel, 84, of Bedford and formerly of Metamora, died Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1931, in Lenoir City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Allegro (Lowery) Slover. On June 4, 1948, she became the wife of John W. Manuel, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle in Metamora.

She enjoyed cooking for her family and was an excellent cook famous for her chicken & dumplings.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonie (Ed) Kedzierski of Bedford and Ida (Robert) Higgs of Lawrenceport; seven grandchildren, John Solmes and Wendy, Sarah Kedzierski-Hudson and Dennis, Kenny Tincher and Katie, Wesley Tincher and Tracy, Daniel Tincher and Crystal, Bobby Higgs and Amber, Anthony Keener and Beth; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Charlotte, Frances and Pauletta, of Tennesee, and Rease and Nancy of Mitchell; as well as a brother, Gene.

Besides her parents and husband, John; she was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

Family and friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle, State Road 229, Metamora.

Pastor Troy Slagle of the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle and Brother John Frost will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle. Burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle.

Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Nellie Manuel.

To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences, visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.

Robert Fortner

Robert Fortner, 80, Bedford, died at 7:35 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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