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Obituaries – June 2015



June 30, 2015 Thomas N. Smith Feb. 17, 1933 — June 26, 2015

Thomas Noble Smith, 82, Plantation, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, passed away Friday at his residence.

Born Feb. 17, 1933, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble M. and Olive Lee (Neideffer) Smith. He married Betta (Grunden) Beavers July 27, 1985.

He retired from Roberts Brass and Tecumseh Products in Salem. He was affiliated with the Mitchell Wesleyan Church and Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

Tom graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and attended Indiana University.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a 50-year member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Betta Smith of Plantation, Fla., stepsons, Keith (Donna) Beavers of Dallas, Texas and Timothy (Betty Anne) Beavers of Plantation, Fla.; grandchildren, Jason (Meredith) Beavers, Jeff (Summer) Beavers, Justin Beavers and Alexanne Beaver and great-grandchildren, Adrianna, Merrick and Dylan.

His parents; and siblings, Hugh Smith, George Smith, Alma Bruner, and Mary Jayne Cummings, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Talbott 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. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. June 29, 2015 Connie W. Spires April 13, 1958 — June 27, 2015

Connie Wayne Spires, 57, passed away at 1:17 a.m. Saturday at his residence after a battle with cancer.

Born April 13, 1958, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert and Dorothy (Mounce) Terrell.

He had been employed at U. S. Gypsum and recently with Gohman and Sons Construction working on Interstate 69. Connie was a member of Laborers Union Local No.741.

Surviving are his companion, Debbie King of Huron; children, Donnie (Carlie) Spires of Orleans, Brady Spires of Bicknell, and Jamie (Elvis) Mattingly of Mitchell; parents, Dorothy and Robert Terrell of Bedford; grandchildren, Ella Spires, Cooper Spires, Madelyn Spires, Knox Spires, Shaelee Rose, Maken Mattingly, Lily Spires and Bailey Spires; and siblings, Marcie Powell of Mitchell, Tony (Shelly) Terrell of Huron, Kevin (Sabrina) Terrell of Williams and Bobby Terrell of Bedford.

His brother, Donnie Spires, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Following cremation, burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.

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

Howard E. Burton

Nov. 20, 1930 — June 28, 2015

Howard Elvin “Boodie” Burton, 84, Orleans, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter in Columbus. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Thomas N. Smith

Thomas N. Smith, 82, Plantation, Fla., formerly of Mitchell, died Friday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. June 28, 2015 Curtis Daniel ‘Curt’ Lee Dec. 17, 1952 — June 25, 2015

Curtis Daniel “Curt” Lee, 62, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at his residence.

Born December 17, 1952, in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Charles Daniel and Mary Edith (Bennett) Lee. He married Linda Jill Shook on December 16, 1973, and she preceded him in death on December 23, 2013. He was a retired engineer from NWSC Crane and was employed at Tri-Star Engineering. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as an elder, and a member of Indiana Ducks Unlimited serving as state chairman and state treasurer. He served as chairman of Hoosier Hills Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and on the State National Resource policy team. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1970 and University of Evansville with the class of 1975.

Survivors include four daughters, Danie Norris and husband, Mark, of Bloomington, Tiffany Moody and husband, Matt, of Carmel, Kasey Franklin and husband, Doug, of Indianapolis, Chelsea Lee and fiance, Steve Cassidy, of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Haley, Jetta, Maya, Pacer Norris, Bennett Moody, Maddox and Harper Franklin; his mother, Mary Edith Lee, of Bedford; his fiancee, Jonna Deckard, of Bedford; a brother, David Lee and wife, Paula, of Bedford; a sister, Martha Hill and husband, Mark, of Medora; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his wife, Jill; a brother, Ralph; and a granddaughter, Nora Moody.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, at First Christian Church with Pastor Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 29, at Day & Carter Mortuary, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, June 30 at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Ducks Unlimited, American Heart Association or March of Dimes. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.


Melinda Diane Walker

Jan. 29, 1969 — June 26, 2015

Melinda “Mindy” Walker, 46, of Bloomington, passed away Friday at her residence. Mindy was born on January 29, 1969, in Frankfort, IN; she was the daughter of Harley and Constance (Harris) Gilbert.

Mindy graduated from Bloomfield High School and received an associate’s degree from Oakland City University. She was a member of the Turning Point Apostolic Church in Ellettsville. Mindy had worked as a children’s librarian for the Mitchell Public Library and most recently as a receptionist for Connect Hearing in Bloomington.

Mindy is survived by her daughter, Lorinda Walker; parents Harley and Constance Gilbert; sister, Lucinda Gregory; and three nieces Sarah Burnett, Carolyn Harper and Kayti Dille.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Oscar and Myrtle Gilbert, and Thomas and Francis Harris.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Turning Point Apostolic Church from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Connie Wayne Spires

Connie Wayne Spires, 57, of Huron, died Saturday, June 27, 2015. Calling will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. There will be no service. June 27, 2015 Randy Cornett June 30, 1952 — June 24, 2015

Randy D. Cornett, 62 of Williams passed away at 10:31 p.m. on Wednesday surrounded by his family.

He was born in Bedford on June 30, 1952, to Fred and Nellie (Williams) Cornett; he was a graduate of Bedford High School in 1970. Randy married Rachel Brummett on Dec. 24, 1990, and she survives.

Randy worked as a Fork Lift Operator at Manchester Tank in Bedford for over 30 years; he was a member of the UAW No. 440 in Bedford, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the NRA

Randy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son and friends, he was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to travel with his wife Rachel to the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel Cornett of Williams; one son, Nick Brummett of Bedford; his father-in-law, David Brummett of Williams; brother-in-law, Corey Brummett and family of Williams, his beloved dog, Ozz; one brother and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Cremation was chosen with no services.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Curtis D. Lee

Dec. 17, 1952 — June 25, 2015

Curtis Daniel “Curt” Lee, 62, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at First Christian Church. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: Ducks Unlimited, American Heart Association or March of Dimes. June 26, 2015 Elsie K. Mullis Feb. 28, 1930 — June 24, 2015

Elsie Kathryn Mullis for the last six months (really few years) has been battling a lion with a stick. June 24th she lost that battle but let me tell you that is one sore and bruised lion. Elsie fought the good fight and finished the race, and she has kept the faith. Now there is in store for her a crown of rightousness, which the Lord, the Good Righteous Judge, will award to her this day.

Born Feb. 28, 1930, she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Harp) Gerkin. She married Perry Mullis on Oct. 15, 1950 and he survives. She was a farmer, homemaker and secretary at Mullis Petroleum. While raising her six sons, Elsie taught Sunday School and led many other activities for small children through teenagers at the Free Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a member of the church for over 60 years.

Survivors include her husband, Perry of Bedford; six sons, Terry Mullis and wife Georgann, Michael Mullis and wife Leslie, Tim Mullis and wife Pat, David Mullis and wife Libby, Brian Mullis and wife Lynn, and Kevin Mullis and wife Wendi, all of Bedford; 15 grandchildren, Katie Kresser and husband Todd, Isaiah Mullis and wife Mendy, Brady Mullis and wife Casey, Aimee Peddie and husband Mike, Nancy Paledino and husband Sam, Jason Mullis and wife Aimee, Dana Blair-Hutton, Christopher Mullis and wife Jennifer, Nick Mullis, Jessica Payne and husband Rob, Patrick Mullis and wife Kristina, Dusty Lannan and wife Erin, Adam Mullis and wife Christie, Brittany Osterhage and husband Michael, and Josh Mullis and wife Laci; 23 great-grandchildren and two on the way; one sister, Barbara Fish of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastors John Lane and Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Free Methodist Church. Please bring a favorite memory or story of Elsie to place in a memory basket.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation or the Between the Crowd Ministry.

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

Asa A. Terry

Jan. 16, 1927 — June 18, 2015

Asa A. Terry, 88, passed away at 1:05 a.m. June 18, 2015, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Jan. 16, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer J. and Rosa (Alvis) Terry. He married Juanita J. Eager March 22, 1945, and she preceded him in death Nov. 21, 2012.

He was a business teacher at Mitchell High School, retired with 29 years of service, and was a member of Indiana State Teachers Association. Asa graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944 and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. He was a life-long member of Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Asa enjoyed cooking and was well known for his pies.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his daughter, Charlotte “Sissy” Sproles of Mitchell; son, Timothy J. Terry of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; son, Stephen W. Terry; 10 brothers and sisters; and parents-in-law, Ollie and Olive Eager, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Lewis Williams officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation

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

Randall F. Sharp

Oct. 31, 1954 — June 24, 2015

Randall Floyd Sharp, 60 of Malvern, Ark., died Wednesday in Little Rock.

He was born in Malvern on Oct. 31, 1954, to Mary Connie Smith Sharp and the late Floyd Ernest Sharp. Reared and receiving his early education in Bedford, he graduated in 1973 from Bedford High School. He then went on to become a LPTN, receiving his schooling through the State of Arkansas. He retired after nearly 30 years with the state as LPTN Supervisor. For almost eight years, he worked for Goodwill Industries in Benton in the donations department.

He was of the Christian faith and was Baptist by denomination.

Randall loved his family above all else. His father, who preceded him in death by three months, was his best friend. They loved to hunt and fish together. He had a giving heart, and helped many people in need throughout his lifetime. An avid outdoorsman and nature lover, he enjoyed going to the beach, riding his motorcycle and four-wheeler, and looking for adventure. He was a free spirit, a thrill seeker, and loved a challenge. Randall was a hard worker and was proud of the fact that he kept himself very physically fit.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Connie Sharp of Malvern; his sisters, Pam Evans (Bill) and Vickie Walker (Jon) all of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Joshua Walker (Kriston), Jennifer Walker (Duany “Doc” Duany), Chelsie Walker, Winter Robbins (Tyson), Chloe Evans, Payton and Riley Walker, Ella Kate Robbins, and one due in the fall; and two close friends who he loved like his own, Billy Cooper and Leslie Price.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Lone Hill Cemetery in Oak Grove with Brother Donis Smead officiating and under the direction of J. A. Funk Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com. June 25, 2015 Theresa M.Wilson Sept. 25, 1924 — June 24, 2015

Theresa M. Wilson, 90, of Bedford, died at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at her residence.

Born Sept. 25, 1924, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Joseph and Fortunata (DiSerio) Siciliani.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1942; was retired from NWSC, Crane, and K-Mart. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford.

Surviving are one daughter, Susie Bailey of Bedford; one son, Joseph Wilson and his companion Shona of Mitchell; six grandchildren, Amber Hawkins of Bedford, Aaron Bailey of San Francisco, Calif., Adam Bailey of Austin, Texas, and Adrian Bailey, Andrew Bailey and Ashley Bailey, all of Bedford; and eight great-grandchildren, Tracy, Tanner, Kadence, Brayden, Austin, Farrah, Chance and Kyan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Anthony; and a brother and sister, both in infancy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern California Chapter, 455 Market St., Suite 1190, San Francisco, CA, 94105.

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

Elsie K. Mullis

Elsie Kathryn Mullis, 85, Bedford, died at 1:07 p.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 on Sunday at the Free Methodist Church. Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Strong

June 17, 1936 — June 24, 2015

Barbara Jean Strong, 79, Mitchell, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday at her son’s residence. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Karl Leatherman

Sept. 25, 1953 — June 4, 2015

Karl Eric Leatherman, 61, Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died June 4, 2015, at his residence. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha (7705 Tunnelton Road).

Memorials: American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 24, 2015 Delight H. Arthur Dec.15, 1935 — June 23, 2015

Delight H. Arthur, 79, of Springville, went to meet the Lord at 4:09 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Dec. 15, 1935, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of James Curtis and Sarah Jane (Hudson) Hayes. She married Everett Arthur Jr. on March 20, 1954, and he preceded her in death on July 24, 2006.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church in Springville. She had attended Owensburg School and Oolitic High School.

She enjoyed gardening and her grandsons who were the light of her life.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Baker and husband Robert Gregory of Springville; two grandsons, Aaron and Daniel Baker; two sisters, Deloris Alexander of Farmersburg (her twin) and Rosella Strauser and husband Raymond of Springville; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Arthur and husband Larry Haywood of Bloomington and Bonnie Arthur Parkes and husband Larry of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Diana Gale and Emma Jane Arthur (both in infancy); three sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Larry Hawkins and Brother Robert Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. June 23, 2015 Barbara Terrell Jan. 22, 1935 — June 22, 2015

Barbara J. Terrell, 80, of Bedford, passed away at 9:15 a.m. on Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Virginia on Jan. 22, 1935, to Anderson Bell and Callie (Gibson) Bell. She married C. Merle Terrell and he preceded her in death.

She worked at RCA in Bloomington and Extruded Alloys; she loved to play Bingo, gardening, and quilting.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda (Don) Godsey of Norman; one son, Arnold (Sheila) Bell of Needmore; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Matty Mills of Tennessee and Elizabeth Almond of Medora.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, George Bell and Marvin Bell; and sisters, Mable Turpin, Lois Daulton and Susy Willis.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Thursday.

Kevin Silvers

May 9, 1967 — June 20, 2015

Kevin Silvers, 48, of Springville, went to be with the Lord at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

He was born in Loraine, Ohio, on May 9, 1967, to Arnold F. and Vicki (Kidd) Silvers. Kevin attended BNL High School. He married Misty Long on Oct. 8, 2011, and she survives.

Kevin loved to DJ and help anybody he could; he was a wonderful husband, father and son. He loved being outdoors and having a house full of friends.

Survivors include his wife, Misty Silvers; his mother, Vicki Silvers; two sons, Kevin Allen Silvers and Michael Robertson; two brothers, Kerby (Lisa) Silvers and Kerry Silvers; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and lots of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Captain and Ruth Kidd and Luther and Alice Silvers; uncles, Jack Silvers, Warren Silvers, Jim Silvers, Raymond Silvers and Randall Silvers and aunts, Elsie Silvers, Brenda Silvers, Kathy (Robert) Pennington.

Graveside rites will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Springville West Cemetery.

Celebration of Kevin’s life will be held after the graveside rites at the Old Springville Gym in Springville.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. June 22, 2015 Franklin D. Turner Aug. 22, 1925 -- June 19, 2015

Franklin Dale Turner, 89, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, passed peacefully surrounded by family in St. Vincent Heart Care Center on Friday.

He was born Aug. 22, 1925, in rural Bedford, to Brada and Rose (Adams) Turner and was the youngest of six boys. He is survived by his wife of 68 years and high school sweetheart, Mona Gayle (Kirkman) Turner; son, Dr. Dennis (Melody) Turner; grandchildren, Monica (Hal) Kirkwood of West Lafayette, Erich (Anne) Turner of Dallas, Texas; Austin (Tricia) Malone of Bedford and Brady Turner, Indianapolis (mother, Susie Kern); great-grandchildren, Garrett (U.S. Army), Kenzie, Elle and Finn; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brada and Rose; a son, Mark; brothers, Dewey (Lona), Vestal (Maxine), Noble (Dorothy), Harold (Mary), and Eithel (Margie); stepbrother, Dean (Cassie); and stepmother, Lois.

Frank was a proud graduate of Needmore High School and a patriot extraordinaire. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 immediately out of high school and fought in World War II from Normandy across Europe to the Battle of the Bulge. He was humbled and honored to be the 2014 Grand Marshall for the Oolitic Town Parade as one of the oldest living WW II veterans living in Oolitic.

He retired from General Motors, Bedford, after 41 years. Frank dedicated his life to love for his wife and family, a passion and allegiance to Jesus and His word, and deep appreciation for citizenship and the freedoms so many have fought to preserve.

He loved attending church and taught and led Sunday School activities and Youth Groups for over 40 years. Frank personified kindness and extended the joy of friendship to every one he met. He genuinely loved life. He sincerely loved people and relished the sparkle in children’s eyes. He was a master of making the “moments” count with his family whom he adored.

His life priorities were not complicated: He cared for family; he enjoyed God’s word as a guide for life; and he purposed to be an “encourager.” He had a bit of a poet in him and he loved quotes and memorized Scripture right to the last (most recently Romans 15:13). He was our family prayer warrior.

He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife and family.

His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Tabernacle of Praise in Bedford, officiated by the Rev. Gary Thomas and the Rev. David Wigington. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Tabernacle of Praise.

Pallbearers include Hal Kirkwood, Brady Turner, Nancy Eggers, Jim Woods, Erich Turner and Gary Wray. Honorary Pallbearers: Monica Kirkwood, Austin Malone, Dr. Medhat Girgis, Rev. Claude Cobb and Walter “Wally” Green (WWII buddy).

In lieu of flowers, a gift can be given to the Mark L.Turner Scholarship Fund.

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

Helen Applegate

April 13, 1925 -- June 19, 2015

Helen C. Applegate, 90, Mitchell, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 13, 1925, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Victor and Cora (Riggs) Holman. She married John Applegate Dec. 19, 1946, and he preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1976.

Helen was a homemaker and a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1944.

She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Surviving are her children, Patricia (Michael) Harris of Bedford, Judy Johnson of Bloomington, John M. (Pat) Applegate of Campbellsburg and Dan (Teresa) Applegate of Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters

Her parents; husband; and sister, Ruth Ann Winkler, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Phi Beta Psi Sorority will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. June 21, 2015 Helen C. Applegate

Helen C. Applegate, 90, of Mitchell, died Friday, June 19, 2015. Calling will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the funeral home.

Frank D. Turner

Frank D. Turner, 89, of Oolitic, died Friday, June 19, 2015. Arrangements and services pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 20, 2015 Rev. Warren Purcell Nov. 9, 1946 — June 18, 2015

Rev. Warren K. Purcell, 68, of Galveston, was suddenly called home to join his Lord and Savior on Thursday at his residence. Warren had been the longtime pastor of the First Baptist Church of Galveston until his retirement in 2007.

Born Nov. 9, 1946, Warren was the last of six children of Clarence and Armilda Purcell of Freelandville, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1964 graduate of North Knox High School in Edwardsport, and a 1965 graduate of the Indiana Barber College.

On Aug. 7, 1965, Warren married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Sheila Darlene Donahay Purcell; she preceded him in death in 2005.

After he was called into the ministry and left his barbering career, Warren attended Grace Bible College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Warren was ordained as a minister in 1972 and embarked upon a four-decade career of service in the ministry, during which he touched the lives — and souls — of thousands. Prior to his pastorate at First Baptist Galveston, Warren had pastored the Bethel Baptist Church in Spencer, the Woodville Baptist Church in Mitchell, the First Baptist Church of Brazil, and Arlington Heights Baptist Church in Indianapolis. He presided at countless baptisms, weddings and funerals, and racked up millions of miles driving to visit sick and injured church members, friends, and family in hospitals during their time of need. Warren left behind a legacy and a house full of evidence of his lifelong study of the scripture and devotion to his Christian faith.

Warren enjoyed an amazing, full life. Those who knew him well are aware that he had a wonderful and finely honed sense of humor. He was a lifelong Indiana University basketball fan, although he was able to demonstrate an ecumenical sense of restraint to his many friends who fell into the Purdue camp. Anyone who heard him sing realized he was a terrific tenor. He, along with his siblings, learned to sing from their father, a member of several barbershop quartets. Warren sang often with his wife and siblings, and was active in the church choir until the Sunday before his death.

Warren liked to cook and loved to travel, especially to Florida, where he spent extended time the last several winters. At home, he liked nothing better than to go fishing, and if his grandchildren could join him, all the better. He was a loving father to his daughter Julie (David) Adams, of Brownsburg, and son Jeffrey Purcell, of Greencastle, who survive. He was the world’s greatest grandpa to Haley and Adam Purcell and Max Adams, all of whom will miss his steadfast support, his always good advice, and his legendary Thanksgiving dinners.

In addition to his parents and loving wife; Warren was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Purcell and his sister-in-law Sherry Donahay. He is survived by his aforementioned children and grandchildren, and his siblings, Emma Lou Duncan, Bette (Ezra) Cradic, Linda Sue Cheatham, and Larry (Dianne), Purcell; along with a long list of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and many friends who were so close they are and always will be better known as family.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Galveston. A memorial service celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Warren K. Purcell will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Paul Martin and the Rev. Dave Ferry officiating; interment will follow at the Galveston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Warren’s name be made to the First Baptist Church of Galveston or to the church of the giver’s choice.

Family and friends are secure in their knowledge that Warren is today united with his wife in heaven, and he is hearing the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

Franklin E. Chastain

Jan. 12, 1935 — June 19, 2015

Franklin Eugene Chastain, 80, Bedford, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Jan. 12, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John and Nina (Lamb) Chastain. He married Marjorie Ann (Easley) Chastain June 14, 1981.

He retired from General Motors with 32 years of service and also retired from Crane Army Ammunition Activity. Frank was a member of UAW Local No. 440.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Marjorie Chastain of Bedford; children, Patricia Chastain of Bloomington, Rachel Chastain of Williams, Cheryl Sullivan of Needmore, Randolph Chastain of Williams and Bradley Chastain, Bedford; stepchildren, Kimberly Hall of Jonesville, Va., Kelly Lessig of Orleans and Chuck Chastain of Bedford; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and siblings, Geraldine Walls of Bedford and Louis McFarland of Bedford.

His parents and brother, Walter Chastain, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Union Christian Church with Dr. Robert Courson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors accorded by Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

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

Asa Terry

The family has decided there will be no visitation on Tuesday at the funeral home. June 19, 2015 Bruce Rogowski  Sept. 13, 1945 — June 15, 2015

Bruce Rogowski, 69, of Bedford, died at 12:09 p.m. Monday at the Hauck House.

Born Sept. 13, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Steve and Virginia (Lee) Rogowski. He was a laborer.

Survivors include one son, Joseph Rogowski and wife Pam; two daughters, Penny Bessett and Jill Lewis; one brother, Frank Rogowski and girlfriend Deanna Rollins; one sister, Ruth Dube and husband Bob; four grandsons; and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Carol Taylor.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hauck House, 1305 K Street, Bedford, IN.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lowell E. ‘Pete’ Crane

Dec. 24, 1954 — June 16, 2015

Lowell E. “Pete” Crane, 60, of Shoals, died unexpectedly at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Dec. 24, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Lowell and Imogene (Taylor) Crane.

He was a graduate of Shoals High School and was disabled but had done many handyman and odd jobs all his life.

Surviving are three sisters, Lotus June Neideffer of Dover Hill, Brenda Eagan (Chris Anderson) of Washington and Sandra Salmon (Ronnie Baker) also of Dover Hill; one brother, John R. (Roberta) Crane of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service is planned for a later date. Burial will be in Trinity Springs Cemetery.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, is handling arrangements.

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

Asa Terry

Asa A. Terry, 88, Mitchell, died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorials: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation June 18, 2015 William H. Fields

Sept. 16, 1922 — June 15, 2015

William Henry “Bill” Fields, 92, Anderson, S.C., died Monday at his residence. He was a 1941 graduate of Shawswick High School. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on June 22, at the Sosebee Funeral Home in Anderson, S.C.

Mark A. Fleming

Aug. 3, 1955 — June 15, 2015

Mark Alan Fleming, 59, Miami, Fla., formerly of Lawrence County, died Monday in Miami. Cremation was chosen. Memorial service arrangements will be at a later date. June 17, 2015 Clinton T. Ryan Oct. 31, 1977 — June 12, 2015

Clinton Thomas Ryan, 37, of Heltonville, died at 8:19 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Oct. 31, 1977, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Danny and Nancy (Woolsey) Ryan. He was a logger for Indiana Timber and Veneer and was a veteran of the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include his paternal grandfather, Thomas Junior Ryan of Bedford; maternal grandmother, Mahala Kinser and husband Robert of Bloomington; mother, Nancy Ryan of Bloomington; stepmother, Jami Ryan of Heltonville; sister, Nicole Ryan-Payne and husband John of Bloomington; brother, Christopher Ryan and wife Isha of Williams; sister, Mikayla Ryan Chronister of Bloomington; sister, Corrie Pope and husband Barry of Bartow, Fla.; niece and nephew, Olivia and Landon Pope; brother, Beau Hash of Worthington; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Danny Ryan; paternal grandmother, Opal Ryan; maternal grandfather, Babe Woolsey; and three aunts, Becky (Ryan) Sears, Tammy (Ryan) Brock and Monica (Craft) Ryan.

A Celebration of Life will be held in July with the date and location to be announced at a later date.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. June 16, 2015 Maggie S. McFadden Feb. 13, 1931 — June 14, 2015

Maggie Sue McFadden, 84, of Bedford, died at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday at the White River Lodge.

Born Feb. 13, 1931, in Normangee, Texas, she was the daughter of Tolbert Childress and Gladys (Martin) Childress Burton. She married John McFadden on Feb. 19, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 2000.

She retired from Cook, Inc. and attended the First Church of God of Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Diana Allen and husband Lowell of French Lick; two sons, Lee McFadden and wife Martha of Anderson and Joe McFadden and wife Alice of Bedford; one sister, Betty Zanetti and husband Joe of Foley, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Jim Blackwell and wife Carrie of Bedford, Tracy Lounsbery and husband Jason of Morgantown, Misty Swayer and husband Jonathon of Orleans, Reid McFadden and wife Hannah of Franklin, Tenn., Kelsey McFadden of Anderson and Alaina McFadden of Bedford; step grandchildren, Eddie Allen and wife Kasey of Brazil and Kevin Allen of Bedford; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and one brother, Jerry.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Visitation will be from 3:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. June 15, 2015 Robert Fullen June 9, 1953 — June 14, 2015

Robert “Bob” Fullen, 62, of Bedford died at 6:20 a.m. Sunday at his residence.

Born June 9, 1953, in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of Oscar Harold and Bonnie Louise (McNeely) Fullen. He married Virginia Carolyn Davis on Jan. 29, 1972, in Norwalk, Conn.; and she survives.

He was a sawyer at Elliott Stone Co., Bedford, for 15 years; and was owner of Bob Fullen Home Repair and Remodeling for 15 years.

Bob was a loving husband of 43 years and a kind and caring father; he was a hardworking and talented craftsman, spending his years building and remodeling homes in the Lawrence County area.

Surviving are his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Fullen of Bedford; one son, Tony (Katie Wimsett) Fullen of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Elizabeth (Joseph) Keen of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren Cassie and Alana Fullen and Jacob, Olivia, and Madeline Keen; brothers Larry, Gary, Tony and Stanley Fullen; and one sister, Kay Fullen.

A private family graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville Community Cemetery with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating.

There will be no period of visitation.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or to the Olcott Center, IU Health Cancer Centers, 619 W. First St., Bloomington, IN 47403.

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

Jerald V. Carter

Feb. 25, 1949 — June 13, 2015

Jerald Vance Carter, 66, Mitchell, passed away at 7:50 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born February 25, 1949, in Mitchell, he was the son of Robert and Rose Marie (Jones) Carter.

He had been employed at Ford-Visteon and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967.

Jerald was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are daughters, Jennifer Ann Bell and Melissa Dawn Hays, both of Bedford and Jo Carter Scott of Heltonville; mother and stepfather, Rose and Jim Gentry of Mitchell; father, Robert Carter of Paoli; five grandchildren; siblings, Danny Carter of Scottsburg, Steven Carter of Orleans and Diana Bollhorst of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Brother Don Hicks 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 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Maggie McFadden

Maggie Sue McFadden, 84, Bedford, died at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 14, 2015 Jerald V. Carter

Jerald V. Carter, 66, of Mitchell, died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel. June 13, 2015 Donald T. Sebright Feb. 17, 1929 — June 10, 2015

Donald T. Sebright, 86, of Bedford passed away on Wednesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb.17, 1929, to Ferdinand Sebright and Marie Elizabeth (Dollaway) Sebright.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; he worked at Ingalls Stone Company in Bedford and retired from George’s Gateway in Bedford.

Donald married Dora E. (McCarty) Sebright in Bedford on June 30, 1993, and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Dora Sebright of Bedford; one daughter, Cathy L. Brown and her husband Jerry of Leesville; two grandchildren, Kristy Fountain of Bedford and Karmen Byers of Bloomington, two stepsons, Carl Harney of Kentucky and Michael Harney of Santa Claus; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Geraldine Burbank of Michigan and Janice (Jake) Vanderwilp of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fred and Keith Sebright, and Bob and John Huran; and sisters, Dora and Dorothy Dollaway.

Donald was a lifetime member of the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33 and past commander; he was also a lifetime member of the Mitchell V.F.W. and the Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club.

Private services were held at Cresthaven Funeral Home and entombment was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Mary E. Summers

June 29, 1924 — June 12, 2015

Mary E. Summers, 89, of Bedford passed away at 3:25 a.m. on Friday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

She was born in Mitchell on June 29, 1924, to Buddy Edwards and Maude (Bobbitt) Johnson. She married Bill Summers on Dec. 29, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2012. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Harrison of Bedford and Rhea Dawn Summers of Bedford; two sons, Lonnie (Elaine) Summers of Bedford and Billy (Donna) Summers of Bedford; five grandchildren, Amy Hriso, Ronnie Harrison, Jason Summers, Stacey King and Tanner Summers; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Bonnie Conley of Mitchell.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, James Summers; one daughter, Donna Kay Summers; one grandson, Stevie Allen Lee; one granddaughter, Tiffany Summers Terrell; one son-in-law; Ronald Harrison; two sisters, Hazel Smith and Avis Flora; and five brothers, Luther Edwards, Raymond Edwards, Robert Edwards, Richard Edwards and Emery Edwards.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Fayetteville Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and from noon until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. June 12, 2015 Herbert A. Craig July 7, 1926 — June 11, 2015

Herbert A. “Dempsey” Craig, 88, of Bedford, died at 4:20 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Born July 7, 1926, in Silverville, he was the son of Von and Mary E. (Eggers) Craig. He married Vivian B. Pierce on Sept. 26, 1953, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 1, 1996.

He was a landscape contractor and the owner of Craig’s Landscaping, Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was a 32nd degree Master Mason, a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and Gillen Post No.33 American Legion.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Jones of Bedford; a grandson, Kevin Brooking of Bedford; a brother, Philip Craig of Springville; three sisters, Olive Key and Mary Walters, both of Bedford and Irene Spangler of Wentzville, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Twila Marie (in infancy); three brothers, Lloyd Lackey, Claude “Toad” Craig and Lester Paul (in infancy); two sisters, Pauline Spinks and Nellie Frances (in infancy); and his in-laws, John and Charlotte Pierce.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary with a masonic service at 7 p.m. by members of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. June 11, 2015 Dudley E.Wykoff Jr. Jan. 21, 1927 — June 9, 2015

Dudley Eldon Wykoff Jr., 88, passed away at 8:24 p.m. Tuesday at his residence.

Born Jan. 21, 1927, in Bedford, he was the son of Dudley Eldon and Avis Lorea (Taylor) Wykoff Sr. He married Doris V. Owen May 22, 1948.

Dudley was owner of the Wykoff Brothers Paint and Wallpaper Store and retired from Hoosier Uplands. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 654, and the founder of Dudley Burgers at Hoovers Confectionary. He was a former member of the Bedford Junior Chamber of Commerce.

He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member and past commander of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107, and AM Vets.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Wykoff of Bedford; son, Dudley Eldon (Sandra) Wykoff III of Mitchell; daughter, Patricia “Pat” Lynn Bennett of Bedford; grandchildren, Amber Reynolds, Aaron Collier, Johnnie Lynn Lanier, Trent Wykoff, Dee Wykoff and Jessica Tillette; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Bob Wykoff of Bedford, Carol Scroggins of Greenfield, Roger Wykoff of Bedford and Sue Wykoff of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; and siblings, Edna Berry, Donald Wykoff Sr., Tom Wykoff, Jon Wykoff, and Mary Robbins, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Wounded Warriors or First Christian Church

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

Donna H. Kidd

Aug. 11, 1937 — June 5, 2015

Donna Helen Kidd, 77, of Springville, died at 2:15 a.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Aug. 11, 1937, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Russell Harry and Mary Elizabeth (Foster) Beals. She married Lushen Urbane Kidd on Nov. 8, 1974.

She worked in the laundry department at Westview Manor and as a caregiver and nutritionist for Dunn Memorial Hospital.

She attended the Grace Baptist Church in Springville.

Survivors include two daughters, Rita Atwood and husband Boyd of English and Ava Hall of Springville; two sons, Blevan Harris of Leavenworth and Troy Harris of Bedford; a stepson, Danny Kidd of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, William T. Beals and wife Faith of Loogootee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Myra Roll; a grandson, Mark Atwood; and a stepdaughter, Janet Robinson.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Edward L. Haynes

Oct. 16, 1946 — June 9, 2015

Edward Lee Haynes, 68, Mitchell, passed away at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Oct. 16, 1946, in Vincennes, he was the son of Pearl (Ross) Haynes. He married Mildred Alene Scott on June 29, 1968.

He retired from Carpenter Body Works and was a member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are wife, Mildred Alene Haynes of Mitchell; son, Steven (Cassie) Haynes of Mitchell; and grandchildren, Sydney Marie Sue Haynes and Anthony Andrew Wayne Wood.

His parents and brothers, Richard Haynes and Phillip Haynes, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Herbert Craig

Herbert “Dempsey” Craig, 87, Bedford, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Westview Nursing & Rehab. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 10, 2015 Marjorie S. Dausch Nov. 17, 1942 — June 8, 2015

Marjorie Sue Dausch, 72, of Bedford passed away Monday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Sue was born on Nov. 17, 1942, in Bloomington, Indiana; she was the daughter of Wilburn and Emma Jean (Puett) Rayle.

Sue retired as a book keeper for Maxwell’s. She loved cross stitch and quilting.

Sue is survived by her mother Emma Rayle of Bedford; son Faron Burns (Alison) of Bloomington; daughter Annette Burns of Bloomington; two brothers Tom Rayle (Judy) of Bedford and James Arthur Rayle of Bedford; four stepchildren Cindy and Steve Latham, Debbie and Kerry Latham and Jimmy Dausch, all of Alabama, and Wesley Dausch of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Wilburn Rayle, husband James Dausch and son Wesley Scott Burns.

Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 S. Old State Road 37, with Pastor Joe Nelson officiating. Burial will take place in Clear Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org

Dudley Wykoff

Dudley E. Wykoff Jr., 88, Bedford, died Tuesday evening at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Edward Haynes

Edward L. Haynes, 68, Mitchell, died at 12:57 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. June 09, 2015 Julie B. Knight Feb. 5, 1962 — June 7, 2015

Julie B. Knight, 53, of Mitchell, passed away at 5:05 a.m. on Sunday at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bedford. She had been a resident at Westview Manor for the last year.

She was born in Bedford on Feb. 5, 1962 to Carl Robbins and Betty A. (Holmes) Dorsett; she graduated from Orleans High School and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her parents, Betty A. Dorsett and Michael Dorsett of Orleans, two sons, Brandon Asbury of Bedford, and Christopher Knight of Montgomery, Ala., one daughter, Whitney (Joe) McCabe of Paoli, two sisters, Paula (Jimmy) Gaines of Mitchell and Dana Baker of Mitchell, and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sarah Knight in infancy, sister, Joyce Hardwick, father, Carl Robbins, grandparents, Quince and Dorothy Holmes and John & Nellie Robbins.

Julie was tender-hearted and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She loved dogs and flowers, she never met a person that she wouldn’t smile at or try to help, she was a wonderful person. Julie attended the Mitchell Church of God.

Graveside rites will be on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Lowder Cemetery in Springville with Paul Hare officiating.

There will be no visitation, cremation was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald R. Calvert

June 7, 1943 — June 3, 2015

Ronald Ray “Ron” Calvert, 71, of Bloomington, died instantly and tragically Wednesday in a riding mower accident.

Ron graduated with the Class of 1961 from Bloomington High School. He played football, wrestled and was a B man.

Employment consisted of service to others as a route man for Johnson’s Creamery and Colonial Bread Company.

An avid outdoorsman, Ron deer and waterfowl hunted, hiked, and backpacked. Large portions of the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail were covered.

He was also an avid reader who absorbed information from a variety of topics. Reading led to his being a wonderful conversationalist.

A staunch supporter of youth, he volunteered numerous hours to Backwater Legacies, a faith based not-for-profit organization that uses hunting, shooting, and archery sports to mentor youth. To the young people whose lives he touched, he was “Mr. Ron.” Truly one of a kind, he will be greatly mourned and missed by family and volumes of friends. However, he will not be replaced.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Claude R. and Opal J (Stansbury) Calvert.

Survivors include his children, Anthony R. “Tony” Calvert of Montana, Theresa K. Calvert of Indianapolis, Terry L. Calvert (Jane) of Oregon, Tracy J. “Brub” Calvert of Montana, Chris M. Calvert of Oregon, Amy N. Calvert-Hammonds (Brian) of Bloomington, Eddie V. Shake (Emily) of Utah, and Mandy J. Shake-Daria (Patrick) of Springville; six grandchildren; two brothers, his twin, Don Calvert (Shirley H.) of Ellettsville, and Steven Calvert (Trudy L.) of Bloomington.

Visitation will be at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, with memorial service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will precede the services.

Share condolences, memories and more with the family at chandlerfh.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity or to Backwater Legacy Young Development Organization in care of Chandler Funeral Home.

Gary Kaiser

Feb. 9, 1946 — June 7, 2015

Gary G. Kaiser, 69, of Paoli, passed away Sunday at his daughter’s residence in Depauw. He was born Feb. 9, 1946, in Fayetteville N.C., to Billy Kaiser and Dotsie Usher Kaiser.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson Christopher Lowe and granddaughter Shalonda Lowe.

He was employed with Child Craft in Salem, and he hauled livestock for many years in the Orange County area.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lecy Lowe and husband William of Depauw; two stepdaughters, Connie Jekel of Louisville, Ky., and Lana Kinter of Depauw; two sisters, Linda Merry of Mitchell and Elleen Gilbert of Orleans; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home with Clifton Coulter officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Visitation to be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, Paoli.

Online condolences may be made at Dillmanscottfuneralhome.com. June 08, 2015 Nicholas N. Baker Sept. 30, 1931—May 30, 2015

Nicholas N. Baker, 83, of Orlando, Fla., died May 30 at his residence.

Born Sept. 30, 1931, in Indian Springs, he was the son of Thomas Nicholas and Mary Lavere (Malone) Baker. Nick was married to Feliece Roberts, with whom he had four daughters. Nick was also married to Dorothy Jaus, who passed away in 1987, and Karin McCracken, who passed away in 2001.

He retired in 1987 after 30 years as a tool grinder for Caterpillar in Decatur, Ill. Soon after, he moved to Florida to escape the winter cold and enjoy his retirement.

Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Doyle and partner Mark Hawkins,Tresia Baker and partner Pat Karas, all of Florida, Susan Lovelett and husband Chuck of Idaho, and Benita Foster of Florida (a daughter of the heart); eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Phillip Baker and wife Margaret of Bedford; and a sister, Margie Anderson and husband Mark of Bedford.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; and a daughter, Tonia Jaus.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Williams Cemetery with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Johnnie W. Starr

Oct. 21, 1944—June 5, 2015

Johnnie Windfield Starr, 70, Bedford, passed away Friday at 4:31 p.m. at his residence.

Born Oct. 21, 1944, in Clark County, he was the son of the late John Curtis and Sylvia Juanita (Flynn) Starr. In 1973 he married Judith Ann Smith Day, and she survives. In 1987 he married Wanda Lagay Grubb Starr, and she passed away in 2007.

He retired in 2007 from Stone City Iron in Bedford.

He graduated from Clearspring High School in 1965.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He loved to fish and being outdoors.

Survivors include one daughter, Kim (Billy) Wilkerson of Clearspring; three grandchildren, Devin Wilkerson, Brayden Wilkerson and Brooklyn Wilkeson; one stepdaughter, Bobbi Haverly; two stepsons, Brent Slinkard and Brian Slinkard; two brothers: Mike (Becky) Starr of Medora and Ronnie Starr of Borden; five sisters, Betty (Jim) Hamilton of Brownstown, Arlene (Dave) Forrest of Clearspring, Rae Ann (Denny) Sherrill of Kurtz, Brenda Starr of Brownstown and Janie (Elmer) Cheek of Kurtz; and several nieces and nephews.

He was proceded in death by one brother, Jim Starr; two half-brothers, Bob Starr and Curtis Starr; two sisters, Jenny Fortner and Mary Abel; and one half-sister, June Starr.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hague Funeral Home in Medora with Pastor Greg Underwood officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery in Lawrence County with graveside military rites.

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

Evelyn Tow

Sept. 30, 1918—June 6, 2015

Evelyn Tow, 96, of Orleans, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday at the Bliss Place in Bedford.

She was born Sept. 30, 1918, in Orleans, the daughter of Lloyd and Minnie (McCoy) Ingram. She married Maurie Tow on Oct. 15, 1949, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2008.

She was a member of Orleans United Methodist Church, Orleans Order Eastern Star and Orleans Phi Beta Chapter. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by five nieces, Jan Griffith of Mooresville, Jo Betty Ingram of Mooresville, Leslie Wilson of Mooresville, Laura McNamara of Greenwood and Donna Dillard of South Bend, four nephews Randy Ingram of Indianapolis, Robert Ingram of Greenwood, Steve Ingram of Spencer and Russell Thomas of Florida.

Preceded in death by her husband; parents; and one son, Kelly Tow.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

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

Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Parkinson Foundation.

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

Donna H. Kidd

Aug. 11, 1937—June 5, 2015

Donna Helen Kidd, 77, Springville, died at 2:15 am on Friday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 06, 2015 Emma Gehring Sept. 12, 1929 — June 4, 2015

Emma E. Gehring, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Heaven gained another angel.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1929, to Ralph and Gladys (Umphress) Cummings. She married Robert Gehring on June 3, 1948, and he preceded her in death after 60 years of marriage on Nov. 30, 2009.

Emma attended Bedford High School and retired after 35 years of service from the Bedford Medical Center, she loved bowling, camping, gardening and working in her yard.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Gehring Blackburn and husband Larry of Bedford; one sister, Louise Klumpp of Vincennes; her best friend, Sunshine her dog; four step-grandchildren, Lorie (Scott) Mollet, Jamie (Sue) Blackburn, Alison (Matt) Easton and Darin Blackburn; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one sister, Ruth Franklin.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service at 3 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Glen E. Simmerman

May 18, 1942 — June 4, 2015

Glen E. “Rusty” Simmerman, 73, of Bedford, died Thursday at his residence.

Born May 18, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert and Nelma V. (Rollins) Simmerman. He retired from the office of the Thomson Consumer Electronics in Bloomington as a production planner and administrator.

Survivors include a son, Glen E. “Bud” Simmerman II, and wife Marcy of Bedford; his caregiver and mother of his son, Nelda Crider of Bedford; three grandchildren, Burke, Bret and Molly Simmerman; and a nephew, Brian Simmerman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Keith Simmerman; and a nephew, Trent Simmerman.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Duane Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Silverville.

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

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

Donna H. Kidd

Donna Helen Kidd, 77, of Springville, died Friday at I.U. Health Hospice in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. June 05, 2015 Dean Hall March 29, 1936 — June 4, 2015

Dean Hall, 79, of Bedford, passed away at 7:29 a.m. on Thursday at his daughter’s residence.

Born March 29, 1936, in Jackson County, he was the son of Homer and Eva (Hehe) Hall. He married Evelyn L. Winegar on Feb. 9, 1962; and she preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2013.

He was a retired truck driver. Once he retired, he washed windows for several local businesses.

Surviving are one daughter, Christenia “Tina” Pence of Bedford; one son, Scott Hall of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Mary (Bob) Hutslar, Katonya White, Amanda Blunk, Jacob (Jenny) Blanton, and Klayton Pence; great-grandchildren, Abbie, Sarah, Joshua, Joey, Johnny, Haley, Gracie, Tobie Jo, Kayden, Andrew, and Silas; three sisters, Juanita Harris, Ruth Wilson, and Debbie Hasket; sister-in-law Anita and husband Tim Johston and son Joesph; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Evelyn Hall.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bonds Chapel.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Justin A. Blackburn

March 22, 1982 — June 3, 2015

Justin Albert Blackburn, 33, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday at his residence.

Born March 22, 1982, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Douglas and Vicki (Dunn) Blackburn.

He married Stacy Landreth on June 25, 2008, in Bedford, and she survives.

He was a laborer.

Surviving are his wife, Stacy; one son, Dayton; two daughters, Sarah and Joplynn, all of Bedford; mother, Vicki Gerkin of Orleans; father, Douglas (Brenda) Blackburn of Bedford; maternal grandfather, Fred Dunn of Orleans; one brother, Andy (Charlotte) Blackburn of Bedford; and one sister, Amy (Jeff) Romig of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Abbie.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Zain C.D. Brooks

Feb. 6, 2015 — June 3, 2015

Zain Christopher Drew Brooks, 4 months, passed away at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Feb. 6, 2015, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Christopher Wayne and Amanda Dawn (Campbell) Brooks.

Surviving are his parents, Christopher and Amanda Brooks of Mitchell; siblings, Bailey Elizabeth Brooks, Medorah Paige Brooks, Makenah Grace Brooks, Abbi Rae Brooks and Rileigh Ann Brooks, all at home; and grandparents, Dana and Melissa Campbell of Mitchell, Troy Brooks and Fritzy Lyons of Bedford and Cecelia Ann Brooks of Evansville.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Ian McMillan officiating.

Friends may call from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Dennis D. Adcock

Feb. 13, 1957 — June 1, 2015

Dennis D. Adcock, 58, Williams, died on June 1 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Wilma J. Fuhrman

March 10, 1932 — June 3, 2015

Wilma Jean Fuhrman, 83, passed away at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Cremation was chosen with no funeral or visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Glen Simmerman

Glen “Rusty” Simmerman, 73, Bedford, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 04, 2015 Gary E. Evans Sept. 7, 1957 — June 3, 2015

Gary E. Evans, 57, of Bedford, died at 12:17 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born Sept.7, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of Eddie L. and Mary Catherine (Chilton) Evans.

He was the owner-operator of Architectural Stone Sales, Bedford. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1975 and a member of the Free Methodist Church, Bedford.

He was also a member of NRA, Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club and an avid car enthusiast, especially for his 1970 Mustang convertible. He loved hunting and the outdoors, but his greatest love was for his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his daughter, Amanda Walters of Norman; his son, Christopher E. (Cintheya) Evans of Granbury, Texas; his grandchildren, Sanora and Trace Walters and Kyah and Serenity Evans; his companion, Rhonda Goins of Bedford and her children, Anon (Crystal) Goins and Audrey Goins; and her grandchildren, Dakota and Micah Potter and Ellison Goins; his three sisters, Susan (Mark) Kern and Judy Cessna, both of Mitchell and Jenny (Salim) Semssar of Carmel; his two brothers, Bill (Pam) Evans and John Evans, both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m.on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Girls and Boys Club of Lawrence County

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

Barry L. Freeman

Barry L. Freeman, 54, of Evansville, passed away May 16, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital.

He was born in Bedford, but resided in Evansville for 34 years. He enjoyed watching his daughter participate in sports and riding his Harley Davidson and hanging out with his dog, Abby.

He was employed at N.M. Bungee since 1997 and attended Englewood Baptist Church.

Barry was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Freeman.

He is survived by his daughter, Morgan; mother, Bonnie; his daughter's mother, Beth; and sister, Tonya.

Funeral services were May 26 at The Turning Pointe, Evansville, officiated by Pastor Scott Castle and Pastor Dave Ferry. June 03, 2015 Thelma L. Hiles April 23, 1945—May 28, 2015

Thelma Lee Hiles, 70, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born in McMinnville, Tenn. on April 23, 1945, to Alvin Gordon Duncan and Thelma T. (Simons) Duncan. She married Charles William Lee Hiles Sr. on March 25, 1986, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Sue Starodob of Mooresville and Angela Lynn Hale of Cicero; two sons, John Andrew Whyte Jr. of Bedford and Danny William Nickel Jr. of Cicero; her mother, Thelma T. Duncan of Tennessee; brothers, George Franklin Duncan of Indianapolis, Larry Wayne Duncan, Jimmy Curtis Duncan and Kenneth Bryant Duncan, all of Tennessee; sister, Patricia June King of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Thelma was preceded in death by her father; husband; and grandparents.

Thelma was selfless, caring, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter and sister. She loved camping and the outdoors, avid gardener, loved flowers and watching wild life, always helped others and put others first, she will be greatly missed by her family.

Funeral service will be at noon on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. unitl the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Wilma Deckard

Aug. 16, 1930—May 30, 2015

Wilma Mae Deckard, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday at her residence.

She was born in Springville on Aug. 16, 1930, to Avery and Nina (Waggoner) Stevenson. She married Bob L. Deckard on Dec. 10, 1949, and he survives.

Wilma worked several years at the Lawrence County Welfare Office and also worked at Essex in Orleans and at Owens & Strange Architects. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob L. Deckard of Bedford; three daughters, Bobbie (Carl) Hall of Bedford, BeLinda (Mike) Johnston of Bloomington, and Debi Flynn of Bedford; one sister, Alberta (Gerald) Brent of Bedford; six grandchildren, Reed (Jacey) Hall, Drew Hall, Ross Hall, Adam Johnston, Jessica Flynn, and Devon Flynn; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Marie Hampton.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers please donate to your church or the charity of your choice.

Sharon L. Younger

Oct. 20, 1934—June 1, 2015

Sharon Lee Younger, 80, of Williams, went to be with Jesus on Monday.

Sharon was born to the late Olive (Wilson) Holler and Orford Berwick on Oct. 20, 1934 and is survived by three brothers, William Holler of Las Vegas, Nev., David Holler of Oolitic and Jim Holler of Fort Myers, Fla.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1952 and was an active member of Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Sharon married Howard Lee Younger May 29, 1953. Together they farmed, owned and operated Younger Trailer Repair, and she was a bus driver for 33 years.

She is survived by her husband, Howard, of Williams; four children, Joey Younger and wife Pam of Williams, Christy Williams and husband Jeff of Williams, Karen Williams and husband Bobby of Collierville, Tenn., and Wendy Ramsey and husband Scott of Williams. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, Jeff Williams and wife Lora, Misty Deckard and husband Curt, Jessica Bailey and husband Nathan, Maranda Mathews and husband Troy, Jonathan Williams and wife Dorothy, Steven Williams, Jacob Ramsey, Garrett Ramsey and Katelyn Ramsey. She has 10 great-grandchildren, Cole Mathews, Carly Mathews, Ethan Williams, Lewis Williams, Taylor Deckard, Hailey Deckard, Noah Bailey, Jonah Bailey, Owen Williams and Evelyn Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden, Pastor Jeff Williams and Pastor Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. June 02, 2015 Donald E. True July 10, 1924—May 30, 2015

Donald E. True, 90, of Bedford, died at 9:47 p.m. on Saturday at his residence.

Born July 10, 1924 in Lawrenceport, he was the son of Alvin and Ora B. (Baugh) True. He married Betty J. Mascio on Dec. 20, 1947, and she survives.

He retired in 1983 from the Holsum Bakery where he was a salesman for 34 years. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson. He participated in six major invasions during the war and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his involvement in the invasion of Sicily in 1943. He was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Bedford; a daughter, Donna Hinshaw, of Bloomington; a grandson, Nathan Hinshaw, of Bloomington; two sisters, Wanda Rawnsley, of Plainfield and Linda Kelley, of Ellettsville; a brother, Fred True, of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Carlton and Kenneth True.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

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

Alfred L. Sprouse

Feb. 26, 1941—May 31, 2015

Alfred L. Sprouse, 74, of Bedford, died at 11 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 26, 1941, in Carrollton, Mo., he was the son of Finch S. and Annie F. (Mullins) Sprouse. He married Cheryl Necoe Ockerman on June 13, 1993, and she survives.

He retired from Boone Electric Co-op in 2004 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Twilight Masonic Lodge No. 114 F & AM in Columbia, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Necoe, of Bedford; two daughters, Stacy Corbin of Indianapolis and Arianne Bough and husband Todd, of Carmel; a son, Brian Sprouse and wife Stacy of Carthage, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Clifford, Aidan and Carson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Ralph, Kenny, Joe, Charlie, Bob and Johnny Sprouse; and two sisters, Martha and Mary.

A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Wilma Deckard

Aug. 16, 1930—May 30, 2015

Wilma Mae Deckard, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday at her residence.

She was born in Springville on Aug. 16, 1930, to Avery and Nina (Waggoner) Stevenson. She married Bob L. Deckard on Dec. 10, 1949, and he survives.

Wilma worked several years at the Lawrence County Welfare Office and also worked at Essex in Orleans and at Owens & Strange Architects. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob L. Deckard of Bedford; three daughters, Bobbie (Carl) Hall of Bedford, BeLinda (Mike) Johnston of Bloomington, and Debi Flynn of Bedford; one sister, Alberta (Gerald) Brent of Bedford; six grandchildren, Reed (Jacey) Hall, Drew Hall, Ross Hall, Adam Johnston, Jessica Flynn, and Devon Flynn; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Marie Hampton.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers please donate to your church or the charity of your choice.

Thelma L. Hiles

Thelma Lee Hiles, 70, Bedford, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Sharon Younger

Sharon Younger, 80, Williams, died at 11:30 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. June 01, 2015 Wilma M. Deckard Aug. 16, 1930—May 30, 2015

Wilma Mae Deckard, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday at her residence.

She was born in Springville on Aug. 16, 1930, to Avery and Nina (Waggoner) Stevenson. She married Bob L. Deckard on Dec. 10, 1941, and he survives.

Wilma worked several years at the Lawrence County Welfare Office and also worked at Essex in Orleans and at Owens & Strange Architects; she was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church

Survivors include her husband, Bob L. Deckard of Bedford; three daughters, Bobbie (Carl) Hall of Bedford, BeLinda (Mike) Johnston of Bloomington, and Debi Flynn of Bedford; one sister, Alberta (Gerald) Brent of Bedford; and six grandchildren, Reed (Jacey) Hall, Drew Hall, Ross Hall, Adam Johnston, Jessica Flynn and Devon Flynn.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Marie Hampton

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford; burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your church or the charity of your choice.

Donald E. True

July 10, 1924—May 30, 2015

Donald E. True, 90, Bedford, died at 9:47 p.m. on Saturday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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