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Obituaries – March 2014





March 31, 2014 Rosalie F. Terry Jan. 6, 1938 — March 27, 2014

Rosalie Frances Terry, 76, of Bedford died at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehab.

Born Jan. 6, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph Leland and Doris Grace (Williams) Harris. She married Roy Terry on Oct.11, 1957, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and member of the Crossroads Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Roy, of Bedford; two sons, David Terry and wife Christy and John Terry and wife Jodi, all of Bedford; a daughter, Melissa Kalber and husband George, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Tyler Kalber and wife Kendra of Owensburg, Katie Terry, Alex Kalber, Caroline Terry and Brooke Terry, all of Bedford; one great-grandson, Kyten Kalber of Owensburg; and a brother, George Henry Harris of Williams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Patrick Terry; a sister, Mildred Smith; and three brothers, Don, Wayne and Ralph “Smitty” Harris.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Crossroads Community Church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Rosalie at www.daycarter.com.

Dorothy M. Spears

Sept. 13, 1934 — March 28, 2014

Dorothy Moore Spears, 79, of Standish Steel Road died at 6:59 a.m. on Friday, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 13, 1934, in Springville, she was the daughter of Ollie Moore and Flora Smith Moore Krenke. She married Russell Spears, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2003.

Dorothy was a hard-working lady. She enjoyed many dedicated years at AT&T making telephones in Indianapolis. After retiring she and her husband Russell enjoyed 17 years of farming together.

Survivors include one son, Michael Dale Spears and wife Lori of Indianapolis; two grandsons, Mark Allen Spears II and Dillon Spears, both of Indianapolis; two great-granddaughters, Haley and Madison Spears of Indianapolis; two sisters, Delpha Brown and husband Donnie of Lower Leesville Road, and Jan Krenke Southern and husband Tom of Oxford, Ohio; her beloved little dog “Two;” several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and many friends from Indianapolis, Leesville and Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Ralph Krenke; her husband, Russell; one son, Mark Allen Spears; and three brothers: David E. Moore, Dale H. Moore and Danny W. Moore.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Bob Phillips officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Floral Park Cemetery, 425 North Holt Road, Indianapolis.

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

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Dorothy at www.daycarter.com.

Herman L. Butcher

Aug. 19, 1926 — March 29, 2014

Herman L. Butcher, 87, of 53 Farmer Street, East Oolitic ,passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born Aug. 19, 1926, in Monroe County, he was the son of John and Decee (May) Butcher. He married Mildred M. Eagans in 1946, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 2011.

He had worked for Indiana Limestone and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

Survivors include one daughter, Rosalee “Sis” Chandler of Bedford; two sons, Herman “Butch” Butcher Jr. and wife Joann of Bloomington, and Wade Jones and wife Jennifer of Mitchell; one sister, Bertha Thacker of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren, Steve, Tim and wife Misty, Brandon and wife Christy, Erica and husband Weston, Christopher and Tyler Butcher, Andrew Jones, Matthew Jones, Joshua and Elise Jones, and Alex Flynn; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sister, Josephine, Emily, and Lucille; and one son-in-law, Arnold Chandler.

Funeral service will be  at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Herman at www.daycarter.com. March 29, 2014 Michelle R. Bottorff Dec. 8, 1967 — March 26, 2014

Michelle Renee (Hawkins) Bottorff, 46, of Judah died Wednesday at her residence.

Born Dec. 8, 1967, in Bedford, the daughter of Kenny and Judy (Jamison) Hawkins. She was engaged to Chris Clifton.

She worked at Hawkins Market in Oolitic, The Disney Store in the College Mall, Blackwell Construction in Bloomington, the Lawrence County Clerk’s Office and most recently at GM Powertrain.

She was a 1986 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and a 1991 graduate of Indiana University. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church and fought a brave battle against cancer, beating it twice.

Survivors include two sons, Arie Bottorff and Nash Bottorff, both at home; her fiancé, Chris Clifton of Bloomfield; her parents, Kenny and Judy Hawkins of Judah; a brother, Kenneth W. Hawkins of Judah; and a niece, Joanie Ann Hawkins of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Wigington officiating. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers are: Andy Chasteen, Zach Chasteen, Allen Chasteen, Mark Hillenburg, Treavor Phipps, Kyle Clifton and Nick Pridemore.

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

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

Rosalie F. Terry

Jan. 6, 1938 — March 27, 2014

Rosalie Frances Terry, 76, Bedford, died at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral service will be  at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Memorials: The Alzheimer’s Association March 28, 2014 Terri L. Kelley Oct. 17, 1968 — March 22, 2014

Terri Lynne Kelley, 45 of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on Saturday at her residence in Charlotte.

She was born in Bedford, Oct. 17, 1968, the daughter of Joyce Marie (Jeffries) and Gary Eugene Kelley.

Terri attended Oolitic Elementary and Junior High and Bedford-North Lawrence High School, and was a 1987 graduate of Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Va. Terri attended Radford University and had worked as a Manager at McDonald’s, at Pulaski Furniture in Pulaski Va. She had also worked at MediaPlay in Charlotte, and most recently was an Information Systems Support Specialist for Blythe Construction, Inc. in Charlotte.

Terri was an imaginative and talented story teller who loved to read, write, paint, cook and bake. She loved children and animals. She loved being a Mother and spent as much time as she could with her son Darien. She was fiercely loyal to those who were related to her. She was a hard worker who did not like to ever give up on anything. She was an activist for human, animal and environmental rights. She loved to enter contests and had great success, winning several large prizes, including her last big win, a refrigerator last summer.

Terri was very close to all her Grandparents. When she was born, she had three Great-Great Grandmothers, four Great-Grandfathers, four Great-Grandmothers, and all four of her Grandparents. She was especially close to her maternal Great-Grandmother, Ruth A. Hillenburg who helped to raise her.

Survivors include her son, Charles Darien Kelley (at home) of Charlotte; her Mother, Joyce M. Jeffries, of Bedford, her brother, Christian Davis Kelley of Paoli; her companion of 12 years, Grayland L. Lowry Jr.; Darien’s father, Deric Bowen; Darien’s paternal Grandparents, Dorothy and Arthur Davis of Charlotte, and Darien’s paternal Great-Grandparents, Annie and Willie Davis of Charlotte.

Terri is also survived by numerous extended family on both sides, including many cousins, Aunts and Uncles too numerous to mention.

She was preceded in death by her Father, Gary Eugene Kelley, her Grandparents, Harvey and Marie Jeffries and Bill and Rose Kelley, an Uncle, Michael Brent Kelley (in infancy) and her Great Grandparents, as well as Darien’s Maternal Grandmother, Sylibia A. Bowen.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery in Heltonville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Michelle R.  Bottorff

Dec. 8, 1967 — March 26, 2014

Michelle Renee (Hawkins) Bottorff, 46, Judah, died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from  noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Keith J. Fields

Keith James Fields, 44, died at 9:04 a.m. Thursday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dive Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Zayden Spaulding

March 22, 2014 — March 22, 2014

Zayden Spaulding, infant son of Michael Spaulding and Ashley Craig, was born at 9:40 a.m. and died at 10:58 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Springville West Cemetery. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

Rosalie Terry

Rosalie Terry, 76, Bedford, died at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. March 27, 2014 Robert R. Frank Oct. 18, 1920 — March 25, 2014

Robert Richard Frank, 93, Paoli, passed away at 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday at The Medco Center in French Lick.

He was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Indianapolis, to the late Herman and Esther Rabold Frank. He married Kathleen Brown on Aug. 2, 1941. She preceded him in death on Oct.19, 2004.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard Frank; one sister, Patricia Apple; and his companion, Ruth Cope.

Robert Frank started working for Roberts Brass in Mitchell in 1952 as a machinist and worked his way up to the position of plant manager, retiring in 1980 from United Technologies, which bought out Roberts Brass.

Robert Frank graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, in Indianapolis, in 1938. He was an Eagle Scout and was a 2nd Class Motor Machinists on a DE105 destroyer escort in the European and Asian Theaters in the U.S. Navy after World War II.

Robert was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Paoli and served not only as a Sunday school teacher, but also as clerk of the sessions for many years.

He was appointed to the Paoli School Board during the construction of the new high school in the late 1960s, and he served as the president of the board from 1967-1969.

He actively farmed for over 60 years.

Surviving are two sons, Roger and Wanda Frank of Lowell and Don and Lore Frank of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Robin and Joe Stackhouse of French Lick; two brothers, Donald Frank of Linton, and Dale Frank of Indianapolis; one daughter-in-law, Terry Frank of New Albany; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paoli Presbyterian Church with Pastor Nancy Waters officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Paoli Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences can be made at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.com. March 26, 2014 Eva M. Garrison Sept. 9, 1927 — March 24, 2014

Eva Margaret Garrison, 86, of Mitchell passed away at 4:26 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 9, 1927, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Kirzie Holbert and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore. She married James Wallace “Watsy” Garrison Sept. 30, 1944, and he preceded her in death June 14, 1989.

Eva was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Lue Fox of Mitchell; son, Steven R. Garrison of Ridgeville; grandchildren, James Mills, Scott Mills, Melissa Graves, Robbie Fox, Travis Garrison, Tina Garrison and Trevor Garrison; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Pridemore of Norman, Roy Pridemore of Shelbyville, Charles (Paula) Pridemore of Greenwood, and Stanley (Marcella) Pridemore of Mooresville and sisters, Lois (Noble) Johnson of San Diego, Calif., Cathlene Caceares of Chicago, Ill., and Helen Ackerman of Buford, Ga.

Her parents; husband; and siblings, Michael R. Pridemore, Leon Pridemore, Kenneth Pridemore, Winfred Pridemore, Mary Jane Pace, James Pridemore, Clarence Pridemore, Ronald Eugene Pridemore, Henry Pridemore, Harold Dean Pridemore, Marvin M. Pridemore, Carolyn Anderson, and Juanita Pridemore, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Casketbearers: James Mills, George Fox, Scott Mills, Travis Garrison, Trevor Garrison, and Mark Neihaus.

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

John R. Leonard

Sept. 7, 1979 — March 22, 2014

John Robert “Grub” Leonard, 34, of Corydon died Saturday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 7, 1979 in Bedford to Tom and Janet L. Wiseman Leonard.

He was the manager of Walters Pub in Leavenworth.

He was a member of the former English Christian Church, a 1998 Graduate of Crawford County Jr.-Sr. High School, and a 2005 graduate of Vincennes University.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Brandt and Hazel Oxley Leonard.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Joe Leonard of Taswell; grandparents, Rex Wiseman of Bedford, Kathryn and Gene Parham of Bedford; his special lady friend, Kristin Wade Haskins and her children, Sam and Anna, all of Corydon; “Brothers” from the Animal House, Brandon Haverstock, Josh Byerly, and Ryan Lopp, all of Corydon; and a large extended family and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Hillview Christian Church, 4180 State Road 64, Marengo. Brother Bobby J. Kelly will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Taswell Cemetery.

The visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. until  the service on Thursday, all at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to the Crawford County Jr.-Sr. High School for the Star Tree Program.

Brown Funeral Home in Milltown was entrusted with the arrangements. March 25, 2014 Dean I. Kern Sr. Aug.10, 1927 — March 23, 2014

Dean I. Kern Sr., 86, Bedford, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born in Lawrence County, he was the son of Herbert “Tommy” and Eva P. (Lamb) Kern. Dean married Lucy M. Raimondi on Jan. 6, 1951, and she survives.

Dean was a 1945 graduate of Fayetteville High School. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, was awarded “Honorary Life Membership” and had over 50 years of consecutive membership. Dean served as Post Commander, and for over 17 years served at Post Adjutant. He served as the Department of IN Ninth District Commander, District Adjutant, Department of IN Sgt-at-Arms, the Department Executive Committee, District Finance Committee, and was on numerous other committees.

On the National level, he was Vice Chairman of the Distinguished Guests Committee and he was a delegate to both the Dept. and National Conventions. Dean was a member of the 40 & 8 voiture No. 1192 and was Chef De Gare for two terms.

He was an associate member of F.O.P., Stone City Lodge No. 94 and the Gillen Post No. 33 Honor Guard for funeral detail.

Dean felt strongly that those who had served this great country should be recognized and appreciated. So in 1993 he conferred with the staff of the Bedford Times Mail regarding the placement of the American Flag next to the name of the deceased veteran in the obituary. To this day this practice is still being honored at the family’s request.

In his youth, he was employed as a Steeplejack and continued this line of employment after serving in the military. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, building, repairing and demolishing brick and concrete chimneys. In addition, Dean was employed as a bread route salesman (wholesale and retail), Jewel Home Shopping service (retiring as area manager), Tom Sales representative and then retiring for a second and final time as a salesman at the Jug Store.

He loved golfing and was known to spend time on the golf course participating in local outings. He was an avid auto racing fan. In the 1960’s he helped organize the “South Central Indiana Racing Association” (SCIRA) to sanction and promote racing at local tracks. Dean served as track announcer at several local tracks and was a representative for the National Speed Sport News, writing race results and contributing several articles for the paper.

He will be sadly missed by his survivors that include wife Lucy; sons, David L. Kern and companion Fannie Lee, Dean I. Kern Jr. and wife Mary Dee, and Dennis R. Kern and wife Lori; a daughter, Deborah A. Lane; three grandchildren, Ryan D. Lane, Alec M. Kern and Emily M. Kern; two nieces, Joyce A. Ballard and Judy Forno; and a nephew, Ray “Adam” Forno.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elmer L., Harry R. and Olin W Kern.; two sisters who died in infancy; and two nephews Harold W. and Jerry L. Kern.

Funeral services will be  at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post  No.33.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Funeral Honor Guard Detail.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Dean at www.daycarter.com.

Ronald D. Pritchett

June 29, 1951 — March 24, 2014

Ronald D. Pritchett, 62, of Judah, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 29, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Richard D. and Sylvia (Baker) Pritchett, and she survives. He was preceded in death by his father.

He married Donna (Hill) Pritchett and she survives. Other survivors include daughters, Cami Pritchett of Bloomington and Nicole Pritchett of Plainfield; brothers, Joe Pritchett and wife, Lisa and their children, Shelby, Emily and Zane of Judah,  Scott Pritchett and wife, Donna (Jean) and their children, Mallory and Hannah of Judah, Ed Pritchett and wife, Kelli and their children, Derek and Kayla of Judah, and Jon Pritchett and wife, Mary and their children, Taylor and Alex of Judah.

Ron attended Bedford Free Methodist Church.

He was a 1969 graduate of Needmore High School. He also attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University.

He began a lifelong career in contracting with Pritchett Brothers Construction, the family business. He shared his knowledge as a teacher of Building Trades at the BNL Vocational School. Thereafter, he returned to Pritchett Brothers where he enjoyed a long and rewarding career. Ron rounded out his vocation by operating Ron’s Remodeling until retirement.

Ron was very athletic and an avid sports fan. He played on and coached many teams and was a referee at both the high school and collegiate level for more than 20 years.

Ron was very involved in the community and was a member and officer of many groups and organizations.

Ron enjoyed life, loved people and never met a stranger. His easy laugh and great sense of humor made everyone smile.

Visitation will be from 4-8  p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Additional visitation will be held at the Bedford Free Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Bedford Free Methodist Church, 640 ‘R’ Street. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ron at www.daycarter.com. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cole’s Crusade.

Eva Garrison

Eva Garrison, 86, died at 4:26 p.m. Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.March 24, 2014 Dean I. Kern Sr.

Aug. 10, 1927 — March 23, 2014

Dean I. Kern Sr., 86, Bedford, died  at 8:45 a.m. on March 23, 2104, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials: American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Funeral Honor Guard Detail. March 23, 2014 Troyce A. Smith

June 13, 1941 — March 21, 2014

Troyce A. Smith, 72, of Bloomington, passed away Friday at the IU Health Hospice House with her family by her side. She was the daughter of Clayton and Isabelle (Chambers) Crum, born on June 13, 1941, in Harrodsburg, Indiana.

Troyce was a graduate of Smithville High School. She worked for several years at RCA before it closed and held several other jobs through the years. She was an artist, teaching art classes from her home and volunteering to teach at Stonebridge Health Center in Bedford. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Troyce is survived by her three children, Scott Smith and wife Kim of Heltonville, IN, Steve Smith and wife Anita of Bloomington, IN, and Kristy Hanson of Ellettsville, IN; one sister, Sharon Sowder and husband Keith of Greenville, SC; one brother, Bernie Crum and wife Janice of Park Hills, MO; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two Japanese Chins, Libby and Gabby, whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl “Eddie” Smith and her sister Delores “Dee” Helms.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Allen Funeral Home with John Robertson officiating. Burial will take place at Clover Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Health Hospice House in memory of Troyce.

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

Richard Lowell Speas

May 25, 1934 — March 21, 2014

Richard Lowell Speas, age 79, of Worthington, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, in Bloomington. He was born in Arney on May 25, 1934, the son of Claude and Sylvia Irene (Fiscus) Speas. He was a 1952 graduate of Coal City High School. Richard worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and entered the United States Army in 1957, serving in the Signal Corps in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He worked for Westinghouse, and after 31 years service, retired in 1993. He was a member of the Antioch Christian Church in rural Coal City, the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Rail Road Historical Society, the Pioneer Engineers of Indiana, was a charter member of the White River Valley Antique Association and was a member of the Antique Steam & Gas Engine Club.

He was married Nov. 27, 1959, to his wife Rachel Ann (Barre) Speas, who survives him. He is also survived by his son, Richard Byron Speas of Springville, and two sisters, Lois Ohler and Beverly Summerlot, both of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Clark.Funeral services will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, with Chris Gehring officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Bethel Cemetery in Owen County.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of service.

Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com March 22, 2014 Rose L. Pridemore Jan. 11, 1938 — March 21, 2014

Rose L. Pridemore, 76, of Norman died Friday at her residence.

Born Jan. 11, 1938, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clyde and Nettie O. (East) Stancombe. She married Wayne Pridemore on May 21, 1956, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and quilts.

She attended the New Hope Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne of Norman; a son, Randy Wayne Pridemore and wife Kerri of Franklin, Tenn.; two daughters, Melanie Roberts of Williams and Lisa Hupp and husband Mark of Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Lenard, Dean, Manuel, Manford and Lenual; and six sisters, Gertrude Lutes, Leora Parker, Winona Stancombe, Lennie Stancombe, Ethel Stancombe and Juanita Ballenger.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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

Leland E. Ames

Feb. 16, 1933 — March 18, 2014

Leland E. Ames, 81, North Newton, Kan., died Tuesday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Mason Iowa, to Millard and Ethel Stinehartt (Leker) Ames. He married Audry A. Lehet at Bethlehem, Pa, and she survives.

He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kan..

He was a retired manager for various cement plants in Indiana and Maryland.

He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his loving family and friends.

Surviving are his wife Audrey of North Newton; sons Cory and wife Kari of Maize, Kan. and Jeffery and wife Bobbie of Bedford; a brother, Norman Luker of Mason City, Iowa; four grandchildren, Mea, Andrew, Lea and Evan Ames, and two stepgrandsons, Dylan and Tyler Porter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, with the Rev. Aaron Filipek presiding. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

Suggested memorials are to the Zion Lutheran Church or the American Lung Association, in care of the Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. March 21, 2014 Donald W. Allen May 22, 1928 — March 20, 2014

Donald W. Allen, 85, of Bedford passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Thursday at Westview Nursing Home.

Born May 22, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Cletis Glenn Allen and Trella Virginia (Crawford) Allen. He married Dolores J. Mosier on Dec. 15, 1958; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1947.

He was the owner and operator of Interstate Highway Express, a school bus driver, and later worked as a custodian at Bedford North Lawrence High School and First Baptist Church for several years.

He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM, York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Temple, Valley of Indianapolis, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores Allen; four daughters, Virginia (Jimmie) Atkins of Newberry, S.C., Elizabeth (Rick) Butterfield of Bedford, Barbara (Gary) Mills of Arlington, Texas, and Patricia (Todd) Stephens of Evansville; nine grandchildren, Natalie, Michele, Jennifer, Nicholas, Katie, Nicole, Brittany, Grant, and Brynne; three great-grandchildren, Karsyn, Madison, and Cameron; one niece, Debbie Ikerd of Bedford; one nephew, Darren Allen; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Howard and Marvin Allen; and one niece, Dana Pruett.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church. A Masonic Rite service will be at 1 p.m..

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. March 20, 2014

Rev. James P. Mayfield June 13, 1927 — March 18, 2014

The Rev. James Paul Mayfield, 86, Mitchell, passed away at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born June 13, 1927, in Georgetown, he was the son of Thomas Franklin and Nancy Pearl (Wilson) Mayfield. He married Wilma Lynn Sharp on March 14, 1953.

He graduated from Georgetown High School in 1946, and was also a graduate of Asbury College.

He served as pastor of 25 churches in the Southern Indiana District of the United Methodist Church.

He had been a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and was Past Master of the Brazil Masonic Lodge No. 264 F&AM. He belonged to the York Rite, Order of Purple Cross and York Cross of Honor, Indianapolis White Shrine, and was a former member of the Mitchell Rotary Club.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Wilma Mayfield of Mitchell; daughters, Margaret Pearl Shorter of Brazil, Rebecca Lynn Proffitt of Mitchell, and Paula Marie Kerilein of  Vass, N.C.; grandchildren, James Robert Goodpasture, Cynthia Lucille Amos, John Davis Kreilein III, Raymond Paul Shorter, Angela Dawn Proffitt and Jeremy Sean Proffitt; great-grandchildren, Matthew Shane Goodpasture, Britney Nicole Goodpasture, Shay-Lynn Annette Beard, Shane Hunter Beard, Jacob Alan Amos, Elijiah Sean Proffitt, Silas Israel Proffitt, Nikah E’Layne Sinclair, Johnathon Kreilein, and Melady Kreilein; and brother, Lawrence Monroe Mayfield of New Albany

His parents; son, Everett Mayfield; and siblings, Chester Louis Mayfield, Clarence Edward Mayfield Sr., Harlan Francis Mayfield, Lillian Esther Wolfe, Edna Lucille Crawford, and Margaret Odessa Lawrence, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric Kersey and Past District Superintendent Tom True officiating. Military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 will precede the service.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 1:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the church.

Graveside service will be at Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery in Lanesville on Monday at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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

Jan. 14, 1956 — March 17, 2014

Noble Dale Brewer, 58, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Bedford, died Monday in Florida. Private services at Manasota Memorial Park in Florida. Donald Allen

Donald Allen, 85, of Bedford, died at 4:20 a.m. today at Westview Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. March 19, 2014 Stanley Granecki Nov. 26, 1915 — March 17, 2014 Stanley “Gabby” Granecki, 98, passed away at 2:08 p.m. Monday at Jennings County Healthcare Center in North Vernon.

Born Nov. 26, 1915, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Walter and Josephine (Acton) Granecki. He married Leona Maudie Smith on March 15, 1941, and she preceded him in death Jan. 2, 1993.

He had been employed at Spring Mill State Park with the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked at Mathews Feed Company and later became manager of Mathews Paint, Wallpaper and Appliances and eventually bought the business. When the building was sold in 1972, he went to work for Hancock Construction.  Gabby served on the Mitchell City Council for 32 years, was a charter and 50-year member of the Mitchell Lions Club, and organized Little League Baseball in 1963 and the Babe Ruth League in 1964. He was instrumental in getting eight horseshoe courts built at the Mitchell City Park, and was an avid golfer.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, received five Bronze Stars and the Bronze Star Medal. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, served on the Honor Guard, and was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Gabby was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are a son, Joe (Penny) Granecki of North Vernon; and granddaughter, Kristi.

His parents; wife; brothers, Walter Granecki and Hank Granecki; and sister, Genevieve Aumiller, preceded him in death.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising 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 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. The Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. March 18, 2014 Mary F. Chenault June 5, 1923 — March 16, 2014

Mary Frances Chenault, 90, of Bedford passed away 12:20 a.m. on Sunday at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born June 5, 1923, in East Oolitic,  she was the daughter of John William Harrison Staggs and America Sandidge Buckner. She married Ray Edward Chenault Sr. on July 19, 1940; and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2003.

She had attended Englewood Baptist Church.

She had retired from Westinghouse.

She loved playing gin rummy. She loved quilting and fishing, but most of all she enjoyed helping others.

Surviving are one daughter, Lynda Chenault of Bedford; one son, Ray Edward (Karen) Chenault II of Bedford; two grandchildren, Jeffrey C. (Kiley) Wickersham of Eminence and David Ray (Jennifer) Wickersham of Providence Forge, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Joshua C. Wickersham, Jessie Miles, Jared C. Wickersham, Kaitlynn Wickersham, Jeremy Wickersham, and Dylan Wickersham; and two great-great-grandchildren, Andrew and Olivia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one grandchild, Mary Estel Chenault; and 15 brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. James McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

June Anderson

June 14, 1929 — March 10, 2014

June Anderson, 84, of Williams died Monday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born June 14, 1929, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Aden and Mayme (Roberts) Taylor. She grew up in rural Martin County where she earned the nickname “Kink” because of her curly hair. As a teen in Fayetteville, she was often referred to as “Sunshine” because of her sunny disposition.

She was a woman of great faith, beautiful inside, and out with a great sense of humor.

June married Paul Anderson and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include children, Larna Anderson and Chris Anderson, both of Williams, Charity Anderson of Bedford and Angela Wudell of Arizona; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel, Krista Kay, Taylor, Zach, Landon, Aedan and Thomas Anderson; three sisters, Norma Thompson, Ada Riggle and Jane Ray; and three brothers, Perry, Don and Lowell Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Paul David and Randy Anderson; a daughter, Rebecca; three brothers, Robert, Karrol and Chester Taylor; and two sisters, Roberta Cornelison and Farrel Taylor.

June was a beloved mother and grandmother who will be missed and who leaves a blessing of wonderful memories.

Cremation was chosen. Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity or church in June’s name.

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of June at www.daycarter.com.

Paul Mayfield

The Rev. Paul Mayfield, 86, passed away at 4:30 a.m. today at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.March 17, 2014 Donald L. Connerley June 29, 1937 — March 14, 2014

Donald L. Connerley, 76, of Mitchell passed away at 8:56 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born June 29, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Floyd A. and Mildred Edith (Dorsett) Connerley. He married Judith Howell May 11, 1962.

Donald retired from Dana Corporation and was a 1955 graduate of Huron High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and had attended Bethel Community Church.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Connerley of Mitchell; children, Donald Scott Connerley of Jeffersonville; Brian Lee (Margaret) Connerley of French Lick, Brett Alan (Shannon) Connerley of Bedford; Bradly J. (Michelle) Connerley of Jeffersonville and Maggi Connerley (Brandon) Snack of Bedford; and grandchildren, Bailey, Kiera, Kendra, Drew, Alexis, Jacob, Trevor, and Hunter.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Father Rick Eldred, Deacon Dave Reising, and Bro. David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Connerley Switch Cemetery.

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

Casketbearers: Scott Connerley, Brian Connerley, Brett Connerley, Bradly Connerley, Bailey Connerley, and Drew Connerley.

Memorial Gifts: American Heart Association.

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

Vicki P. Taylor

May 16, 1947 — March 14, 2014

Vicki Pamela Taylor, 66, of Bedford passed away at 11:41 p.m. on Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 16, 1947, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lester Wayne Hansen and Eva Kathleen (Bevers) Payne. She married William Taylor on Nov. 13, 1965, in Bedford; and he survives.

She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School, class of 1965. She was a member of Community Baptist Fellowship. She was an active member of Quarry Quilters.

She worked as a daycare provider and as the deli manager at Mill’s Market for many years.

Surviving with her husband, William Taylor of Bedford, are two sons, Tom (Shelly) Taylor and Todd (Cheryl) Taylor; one daughter, Aimee (Dave) Mellott; three sisters, Penny (Jack) May, Teresa (Mike) Rynders, and Dona (Paul) Boening; one brother, Randy Payne; 11 grandchildren, Erin Taylor, Brett (Tatelyn) Purlee, Paige Taylor, Paityn Taylor, Lauren (Matt) Southern, Nicholas Kaufman, Willy Taylor, Ryeanne Jackson, Rachel Jackson, Rory Sullivan, and Mason Mellott; three great-grandchildren, Khloe and Klare Purlee, and Carter Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Eric Kennedy officiating.

Burial will be in Clear Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund.

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

Mary F. Chenault

Mary Frances Chenault, 90, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. March 16, 2014 James A. Mattix

June 30, 1942 — Mar. 14, 2014

James A. Mattix, age 71 of Bedford, passed away at 10:21 a.m., on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. He was born in Lawrence County on June 30, 1942, to Raymond & Lavern (Brown).

James married Peggy Ann (Hubbard) on May 29, 1964, and she preceded him in death on April 12, 2008. He retired from U.S. Gypsum and was in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: one son, Jeff Mattix; wife Sherry, of Bloomfield; daughters Lori Burton and husband Mark of Bedford, and Alysha Mattix and (Ben Jones) of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren: Chastity and Kendall Davis of Bloomington, and Sarah Holtsclaw and Samantha Mattix of Bloomfield; six great grandchildren, Luke and Hailey Terrell, Emma and Ava Holtsclaw, and Gabriel and Addie Davis; four sisters, Rita Williams and (Dave) of Mitchell, Mary Lou Powell and (Mike) of Paoli, Becky Curtis of Bloomington and Alta Smith of Indianapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and brother Robert Mattix.

Funeral services will be at Cresthaven Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. The visitation will be Monday. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home on March 17, 2014. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors at the grave site.

Vicki Pamela Taylor

Vicki Pamela Taylor, 66, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donald L. Connerley

Donald L. Connerley, 76, of Mitchell, died Friday. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. March 15, 2014 Rose E. Hardwick Rose Etta (Stafford) Hardwick, age 88, moved into her eternal rest from the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center on Wednesday.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Paul F); two sons (Mike and Tom); her parents and six siblings.

While she will be missed by daughter, Pat Sharp; two daughters-in-law (Susan and Nancy); six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, they are pleased that Rose has passed into the presence of the Lord to be physically whole for the first time in her life.

She was a longtime member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Bedford.

The Chapel Service for both Paul and Rose Hardwick will be coordinated in warm weather at the Rose Lawn Funeral Home, Gulf Breeze, Fla., where they will rest together following the service. March 14, 2014

Roger D. Lane

Nov. 9, 1962 — March 12, 2014

Roger Dale Lane, 51, of Williams embarked onto his journey home on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Roger was born Nov. 9, 1962, in Mitchell, the son of Jesse B. Lane and Donna Kay (White) Lane.

He was currently a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

He was previously employed at Carpenter Body Works, Dana Corporation and INDOT.

He was previously married to Beth Johnson. He is survived by his parents; three brothers, David and Tammy Lane, Jim and Michelle Lane, and Bob and Betty Lane, all of Mitchell; and one nephew, Bradley D. Lane of Mitchell. Roger played a positive father role in the lives of many children, whom he considered ,his own, Mackenzie Hanover of Orleans, Cody McVay-Ray and Courtney Bowers, both of Medora, and Audrey Wilkerson. He is also survived by longtime companion and caretaker, Analee Hanover of Orleans. Also surviving Roger are eight grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by niece, Jessica Lane; sister-in-law, Rita Lane, and daughter, Heidi Hanover. Also preceding him were both his maternal grandparents, Hubert and Flora White; and paternal grandparents, Mary and Jesse Lane.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

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

John W. Phillips

Jan. 7, 1937 — March 12, 2014

John W. Phillips, 77, of Bedford died at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Westview Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 7, 1937, in Oatsville, he was the son of John and Dorothy Jean (Hughes) Phillips. He married Linda Sullivan on Nov. 26, 1958, in Bedford, and she survives.

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

He worked on the oil fields, and later worked for Gold Foundry in Columbus, before becoming disabled.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Phillips of Tunnelton; two daughters, Kathy Beavers of Sparksville and Brenda Edwards of Bedford; two sons, Johnny Phillips of Bedford and Danny Phillips of Tunnelton; 11 grandchildren, Tasha and Samantha Beavers, Kristie and Johnathan Phillips, Carrie Cook, Shane, Daniel, and Josh Phillips, Patricia Stevens, Shawna and Nyoka Albertson, and Cody W. Edwards; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters; a half brother; and a half sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery.

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

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

March 13, 2014Patricia Simms-Arthur Sept. 22, 1931 — March 11, 2014

Patricia A. (Burch) Simms-Arthur, 82, of Bedford passed away Tuesday at Indiana Universitty Health Bedford Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1931, to George and Nellie (Walters) Burch in Bloomington. Patricia was a graduate of Bloomington High School.

She worked for RCA for 22 years and then Indiana University in Food Service for 16 before retiring in 1998.

Surviving family members include her son, Bill (Rhea) Simms of Bloomington; daughters, Jackie (Jeff) Cain of Springville, Debbie Stapp of Bedford, and Vickie Fulton of Bloomington; grandchildren, Kris (Jessica), Jennifer, Leigha, Paul, and Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Hudson and Brinlee; and one sister, Jessie Daggy of Bloomington. She is also survived by several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, William Arthur.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with visitation 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Allen’s Creek Cemetery.

Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.

Jack E. Ekwall

July 3, 1943 — March 12, 2014

Jack Eugene Ekwall, 70, of Bedford, died at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his residence.

Born July 3, 1943, in Ottumwa, Iowa, he was the son of Arthur and Leona (Macaninch) Ekwall. He married Darlene Welter on June 10, 1966, and she survives.

He was an electronics engineer at NWSC Crane for 31 years. He was an air force veteran stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Bedford; two brothers, Richard Ekwall of Farmington, N.M. and Jerry Ekwall of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Dwight Runnells and James Ekwall.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Additional visitation will be from noon until the service on Wednesday at the Wilson-Lentz Funeral Home in Livermore, Iowa. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Livermore, Iowa. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery in Ottosen, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider donations be made to Darlene.

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

Andrea K. Watson

Sept. 10, 1987 — March 11, 2014

Andrea “Andey” Kaila Watson, 26, of Springville, passed away Tuesday due to injuries from an auto accident on Feb. 19.

Andey Watson was born in Tacoma, Washington to Michael J. Watson of Solsberry, IN and Donnetta “Workman” Watson of Springville, IN.

She was a graduate of Eastern Greene High School.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Donna “Groomer” Workman of Springville, IN.

Andey is survived by her parents, Michael J. Watson of Solsberry and Donnetta (Workman) Watson of Springville; her stepfather, Michael L. Watson of Bloomington, her sisters, Ashley (Watson) Rhodes of Bloomington, Ariel Watson of Bloomington, Abbey Watson of Springville, Acey Watson of Springville; one brother, Axle Watson of Springville; paternal grandparents, Ruth Ann Cain of Solsberry and David and Kathy Watson of Mitchell; maternal grandparents, Jerry L. Workman Sr. and Mary Workman; her loving boyfriend, Andrew Gorman of Bloomington; along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She also leaves behind her two pets, Cooter and Shorty, whom she loved like children.

Andey was a beautiful, smart and strong young lady who will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was always a thoughtful, helpful, loving protective sister and daughter.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Pastor Johnny Turpin officiating. Interment will follow in Solsberry cemetery.

Public visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and for one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

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

March 12, 2014Johnnie Barnes April 16, 1940 — March 5, 2014

Johnnie Barnes, 73, of Bedford died at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Born April 16, 1940, in Friars Point, Miss., she was the daughter of John and Jessie (Bell) Barnes.

She retired from General Motors and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include three sons, Kurt and wife Angela and Kent Barnes, all of Bedford, and Ivory Barnes of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Bessie Barnes and Maxine Jenkins, both St. Louis; a half sister, Dorothy Blair of Bedford; six half brothers, Tommy and Sammy both of Bedford, Booker, the Rev. Burton and Billy, all of Blytheville, Ark., and the Rev. Oliver of Atlanta; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, John Barnes; two sisters, Charlene Thomas and Ruthie May Walton; and a brother, Eddie Lee Barnes.

Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Second Baptist Church, 1208 I St. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers are: Kurt Barnes, Kent Barnes, Melvin Lillard, Eddie Barnes, Eugene Barnes, Steve Furlow, Clifford Smith and Sammy Furlow.

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

Bryant K. Bogard Sr.

Bryant Keith Bogard Sr., 52, Mitchell, passed away Sunday at his home.

He was a painter at Crane N.S.W.C.

Bryant was a loving family man with a big heart. He was a native of Jeffersonville.

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Bogard of Mitchell; daughter, Kara E. Bogard of Mitchell; mother, Nancy A. Bogard of Jeffersonville; and brothers, Dennis R. Bogard Jr. of Jeffersonville, Harold L. Bogard Jr. of Louisville, and Terry B. Bogard of Jeffersonville.

Bryant was preceded in death by his son, Bryant Keith Bogard Jr. and father Harold L. Bogard.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home with burial to follow in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at cootsfuneralhome.com.

June Anderson

June 14, 1929 — March 10, 2014

June Anderson, 84, of Williams, died Monday at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Cremation was chosen.

Memorial service will be at a later date.

Memorial contribution: Charity or church of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 11, 2014Evelyn M. Porter March 15, 1928 — March 7, 2014

Evelyn M. Porter, 85, of Bedford passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

She was born in Bedford on March 15, 1928, to Tom and Maude (Cox) Chestnut. Evelyn married Paul Porter on June 19, 1948, and he survives.

She retired from M. Fine & Sons in Bedford, and she attended First Christian Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Porter of Bedford; one son, Roger Porter and his wife Lynn of Bedford; one sister, Mary Ann Connerley of Bedford; two grandsons, Josh Porter and wife Amy of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Sr. Airman Seth Porter of Minot, N.D., one great-grandson, Luke Porter of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Chestnut.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Josh Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ruth E. Brillhart

Nov. 3, 1918 — March 8, 2014

Ruth E. Brillhart, 95, of Bedford passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born Nov. 3, 1918, in Elwood, she was the daughter of Forest and Nellie (Shawgo) Heller.

She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church and Ladies Connection and Department Club.

Survivors include a son, Ron Brillhart and wife Patricia of California; a daughter, Linda Clouse and husband Michael Max of Bedford; three grandchildren, Kevelynne Ely and husband Michael and Aaron Brillhart, all of California, and James Michael “Jim” Clouse and Stephanie of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ian Ely of California, Tia Clouse (Dawn’s daughter) and companion John Canfield, Seirra Clouse (Dawn’s daughter) and Briannah Clouse (Jim’s daughter), all of Bedford; one great-great-granddaughter, Brayleigh Dawn Canfield; a brother, Selmer Heller of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Dawn Marie (Clouse) Bartlett in 2011; and four brothers, Ralph Heller, William Heller, Delbert Heller and Forest Heller, Jr.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the of service on Thursday at the First Baptist Church.

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

Edwin A. Wyatt

March 9, 1948 — March 8, 2014

Edwin A. “Ed” Wyatt, 65, of Hartford City, formerly of Bedford, passed away at 3:14  p.m. on Saturday at Premiere Hospice in Hartford City.

He was born on March 9, 1948, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Ill., to Alfred Harry and Irene (Graber) Wyatt.

 Mr. Wyatt was a retired Major in the U.S. Army; he served in Vietnam War as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W, and was a lifetime member of D.A.V.

Survivors include one son, Colin Wyatt of Bedford; one grandson, Robert Edwin Wyatt of Bedford; former wife, Susan Wyatt of Bedford; sister, Laura of Chicago; brother, William of Chicago; two nephews, Phillip and Lucas, both of Chicago and their wives and children.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Judy

Friends may call  from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home; cremation will follow. Military rites will be given at 5 p.m. by Bedford American Legion Post  No. 33.

March 10, 2014

Dakota Burnette

Dec. 22, 1987 — March 7, 2014

Dakota L. Burnette, 26, of Oolitic passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Friday in Greene County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born in Bedford on Dec. 22, 1987, to Jackie R. and Kimberly (Craig) Burnette. Dakota married Kaci Bridges on May 29, 2010, and she survives.

He was a 2007 graduate of Mitchell High School and worked at Electricom in Paoli as a tree trimmer. 

Survivors include his wife, Kaci Burnette of Oolitic; three children, Drake Edward Burnette, Talon James Burnette, and Raelie Anne Burnette all at home in Oolitic; parents, Jack and Kimberly Burnette of Bedford; brothers, Jack (Sara) Burnette of Texas, Joshua (Sarah) Burnette of New York, Jason (Meghan) Shouse of Orleans, and Rocky Brown of Borden; sisters, Jenny (Anthony) Watson of Texas and Ashley (Chris) Haley of Orleans; grandparents, Frances Craig of Bedford and Cecil Bowling of Medora; mother-in-law, Tomi (Dave) Lessaris of Greenwood and Wanda Bridges of Mitchell, several aunts, uncles and cousin

Dakota was preceded in death by his mother, Kimberly (Craig) Burnette; grandparents, Jack and Beulah Burnette, Vince Craig, Mary Bowling; and father-in-law, Chris Bridges

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford, interment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Forrest ‘Bud’ Pierce

Feb.13, 1925 — March 7, 2014

Forrest “Bud” Pierce, 89, of Williams died at 11 p.m. on Friday at Mitchell Manor.

Born Feb.13, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles and Gladys (Eagen) Pierce. He married Violet Turpin, and she preceded him in death in 1994.

He retired from NAD Crane as a Navy Equipment Operator. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Becky) Pierce of Mitchell and Kelsie (Janet) Pierce of Bedford; one sister, Shirley (Fred) Ellison of Bedford; four grandchildren, Angie (Mike) Kauffman of Vail, Ariz., Tina (Scott) Pensinger of Galion, Ohio, Shelley Kern of Bloomington, and Lana (Jim and their son T.J.) Craig  of Bedford; 13 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; stepdaughter, Diana Bex; three brothers, Harold, Dale, and Wayne Pierce; and one sister, Frances Hedge.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mundell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Bentley Livingston

Bentley Ryan Livingston, infant son of Robert Lynn Livingston and Nancy Morgan Abigail (Riley) Livingston, passed away Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Surviving are his parents, Robert and Abby Livingston of Bedford; brother, Hunter Lynn Livingston, at home; maternal grandmother, Angel Wheeler of Mitchell; and paternal grandmother, Donna Livingston and Mitchell

His paternal grandfather, Robert Livingston, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

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

Ruth Brillhart

Ruth Brillhart, 95, Bedford, died at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday at White River Lodge. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Evelyn M. Porter

Evelyn M. Porter, 86,  Bedford, died at 11:40 a.m. on Friday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Edwin Wyatt

Edwin Wyatt, 64, Hartford City, formerly of Bedford,died at 3:14 p.m. on Saturday at Premiere Hospice in Hartford City. Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

March 09, 2014

Carl Gary ‘Pudg’ Benham

Sept. 2, 1937 — March 7, 2014

Carl Gary “Pudg” Benham, 76, of Bedford, died at 11:59 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at his residence.

Born September 2, 1937, in Bedford, he was the son of Carl Henry Benham and Geraldine (Fleetwood) Benham Hudson. He married Judy Smith on October 26, 1968, and she survives. He was retired. He was a member of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Benham, Bedford; four sons, Shawn (Melinda) Benham, Springville; Shannon Benham, Spencer; Jody (Laura) Benham, Mitchell; and Jeremy Benham, Bedford; seven grandchildren, Jay, Josh, Jamie, Taylor, Janelle, Shaina, and Jessica; two half-sisters, Lawanna (Steve) Schneck, Little York, Ind. and Carletta McKinney, Salem, Ind.; two half-brothers, Byron Benham, Sterling, Ky., and Tim Benham, Georgetown, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Warren George Hudson; a half-sister, Emily Joan Kelty; and a half-brother, Larry Benham. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Shannon Benham officiating. Burial will be in Hays Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School or to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Richard BruceLockwood

May 7, 1952 — March 1, 2014

Richard Bruce Lockwood, 61, of Bloomington, died at his home with his wife and children at his side after a courageous nine-month battle with acute leukemia followed by metastatic cancer. Bruce was born May 7, 1952, in Danville, Illinois; he was the son of Stephen Bruce and Shirlee (Shapiro) Lockwood.

Bruce worked in the food service industry as his day job for 30 years, most recently as a certified food manager at the Alpha Phi sorority in Bloomington, Ind. Bruce is best known and remembered as a musician, playing electric bass in blues and rock and roll bands in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s; in Ithaca, N.Y., in the 1980s and 1990s; and in Bloomington since 2000. Bruce bought his first guitar after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago. He said if it made all those girls scream for a bunch of skinny guys with funny haircuts, he’d give it a try. During his career he played with blues greats Bo Diddley, Hound Dog Taylor, Sunnyland Slim and Henry Gray, and shared the stage with Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Albert Collins and Son Seals. Bruce’s earliest bands in Chicago and later Ithaca were formed with lifelong friends Glenn Davis and Pete Panek. In Bloomington, Bruce played in a number of bands including The Big Old Things, the Blue Rivieras, The Toneamatics, The Ventilators, the Postmodern Blues Band, Piney Woods and the Pawn Shop Playboys and, most recently, the Hesitation Blues Band and Fistful of Bacon. Bruce performed with Carole Lockridge and Friends on Beale Street in Memphis in February, 2007, representing Indiana in the International Blues Competition, with his wife, two children, younger sister, and nephew in the audience. Bruce continued to perform during the last six months of 2013 in between hospitalizations for leukemia treatments. In August, he helped Fistful of Bacon win the Battle of the Blues competition at the first annual Bedford Blues and Brews fest at the Salt Creek Brewery, which raised funds to support Blue Star Connection, an organization that provides instruments to children and young adults who have cancer. In addition to playing the blues, Bruce hosted the Blues Progressions radio show on WICB in Ithaca from 1984-1996, receiving a lifetime achievement award from the station. Bruce was voted best DJ in the Ithaca Times Best of Ithaca readers’ poll in 1987, the same year his wife was voted best newscaster. He also hosted the Blue Monday radio show on WFHB in Bloomington in 2003 and 2004. Bruce guest lectured on the history of rock and roll in classes at Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of New York College at Cortland and Indiana University Bloomington. He also informally educated countless younger musicians about the rich history and craft of blues and rock and roll.

Bruce married Julia Fox on Sept. 6, 1987. She survives, along with their daughter, Loretta Jo Lockwood of Indianapolis, Ind., and son, Edward Bruce Lockwood of Bloomington. Also surviving are Bruce’s mother, Shirlee Lockwood of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Merry Lockwood of Stockton, Ill., and Lora Lockwood (Bill Van Wyk) of Signal Hill, Calif.; stepmother, Gail Pisut (Stephen) of Plainfield, Ill.; two stepbrothers, Michael Terson (Nicki) of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Jacob Terson (Julie) of Lake Bluff, Ill.; father-in-law and stepmother-in-law Ron and Joan Fox of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Neil Fox of Woodridge, Ill., and David Fox of Evanston, Ill.; 3 nephews, and 4 nieces. He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Kesem Indiana University, a camp for children whose parents have or had cancer. Contributions by mail may include a note in memory of Bruce and can be sent to Camp Kesem Indiana University, P.O. Box 852, Bloomington, IN 47408. Donations may also be made in memory of Bruce online at https://campkesem.givebig.org/c/CK13/a/campkesem-indiana.

A memorial service, officiated by Rabbi Steve Ballaban of Temple Shir Tikvah, will be held Sunday, March 30, at 10 a.m. at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard at 3000 E. Third Street in Bloomington, followed by a musical tribute to Bruce that afternoon at The Player’s Pub at 424 S. Walnut Street in Bloomington.

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

Dakota L. Burnette

Dakota L. Burnette, 26, of Oolitic, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Forrest ‘Bud’ Pierce

Forrest “Bud” Pierce, 89, of Williams, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

March 08, 2014

Carl G. Benham

Sept. 2, 1937 — March 7, 2014

Carl Gary “Pudg” Benham, 76, Bedford, died Friday. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

March 07, 2014

Amber Smrz

Feb. 25, 1988 — March 2, 2014

Amber Smrz, 26, of Bedford and Indianapolis, died at 5 p.m. on Sunday in Jackson, Ky.

Born Feb. 25, 1988, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Robin (Bray) Robbins. She married Kevin Smrz and he survives.

Surviving with her husband, Kevin; are her parents, Kenneth and Robin Robbins of Bedford; a brother, Kenny Robbins of Bedford; a sister, Stephanie Robbins of Bedford; her paternal grandfather, Kenneth Robbins Sr. and wife Wanda of Paoli; a stepbrother, Isaac Robbins of French Lick; aunts, Stacy Sparks and husband Bruce, Leslie Lintz and husband Rick and Lisa Bray; and uncles, Matt Robbins, Josh White and Tom Bray.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Betty Robbins, Leroy Bray and Ruby Bray.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mark Fish officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8  p.m. today at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Amber at www.daycarter.com.

Crystal J. Sullivan

Sept. 27, 1976 — March 3, 2014

Crystal J. Sullivan, 37, of Bedford, died at 4:38 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Sept. 27, 1976, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Marty and Kathy (Terrell) Eagans. She married Jody Sullivan on June 4, 1994, and he survives.

 She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Jody of Bedford; children, Katelyn, Brentlee, Michael, and Joseph; her father, Marty; a brother, Brent Eagans and wife Crystal; nieces, Nyschelle, Kaylyn, Madolyn and Seanna Eagans; and nephews, Brady, Owen, and Austin Sullivan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathy; a brother, Stevie Eagans; her maternal grandparents, Wilbert and Peggy Terrell; her paternal grandparents, Claude and Rosalie Eagans; three uncles, Larry Eagans, Dave Brown and Mike Terrell; two aunts, Knoxie Brown and Rosetta Terrell; a cousin, Keyairian Caldwell.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Alan Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Richard A. Baugh

June 23, 1931 — March 4, 2014

Richard A. Baugh, 82, of Bedford, died at 9:33 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 23, 1931, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Floyd Baugh and Anna Marie (Collier) Baugh-Elkins.

He was a factory worker at Extruded Alloy, Ford and Visteon, retiring in 1994.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

He was a member of the Dive Christian Church.

He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals and conversing with his friends at Cambridge Apartments.

Survivors include a sister, Becki Woodsmall of Bedford; a daughter, Linda Gilliatt of Bedford; a grandaughter, Patty Gilliatt of Bedford; a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Spears of Bedford; nephews, Greg Baugh, Daniel Woodsmall, Rick and Terry Chastain, all of Bedford, Bill Cummings of Indianapolis, Mike and Doug Kendall both of Oolitic, Brian Baugh of Bloomington and Jordan Woodsmall of Manhattan, N.Y.; and nieces, Tammy Gilstrap and Andrea Fields, both of Bedford, Beth Smith of Bloomington, Christy Farhar of Shoals, and Johnna Woodsmall of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Baugh and Anna Marie (Collier) Baugh-Elkins; his wife, Katie Baker; two brothers, Robert Baugh and Jack Elkins; three sisters, Ruth Baugh, Linda Cummings and Jane Kendall.

Graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow 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 1-3:15 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lois M. Sermersheim

May 8, 1926 — March 6, 2014

Lois M. (Rayhill) Sermersheim, 86, of Bedford, formerly of Orleans, passed away at 1:27 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

She was born on May 8, 1927 in Mitchell, the daughter of Ivis and Maggie (Lynn) Rayhill. She married Howard Sermersheim on Feb. 26, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2007.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Bethel Community Church.

She is survived by one sister, Helen McLaughlin of Bedford; one brother, Joe Rayhill of Mitchell; two nephews, Albert and David Novotny; two nieces, Paula and Julianna Novotny; and Lucus Burton, whom she helped raise.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Paul Rayhill; and one sister, Mary Novotny.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Brother David Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends are invited to visitation from 5-8 p.m. today and from noon until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

E. Maxine Wood

Dec. 24, 1923 — March 6, 2014

E. Maxine Wood, 90, of Mitchell passed away at 10:32 a.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 24, 1923, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harry and Ethel (Batchelor) Terry. She married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Wood Jr. on April 5, 1943.

She had been employed at RCA and was a 1943 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Surviving are her husband of 70 years, Robert Wood Jr. of Mitchell; children, Keith (Brenda) Wood of Mitchell, Kenny Wood of Mitchell, and Terry (Rick) Naftzger of Bloomington; grandchildren, Monique (Bobby) East of Spencer, Luke (Emily) Naftzger of Greenwood, Tisha (Randy) Hitchcox of Bloomington, Judy (Ricky) Schrock of Orleans,and Aaron (Carly) Wood of Gainesville, Fla.; step grandchildren, Ricky Naftzger of Bloomington and Annette (Chris) Roberts of Camby; great grandchildren, Hannah, Dylan, James, Julia, Madilyn, Lee, Payton, and Kieran; step-great-grandchildren, Curran, Madisyn, and Amelia.

Her parents; son, Lonnie Dow Wood; and siblings, Mildred Hawk, Virginia Cochran, Chester Terry, Lester Terry, Roy Terry, and Glen Terry, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Allen Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Johnnie Barnes

April 16, 1940 — March 5, 2014

Johnnie Barnes, 73, Bedford, died at 4:08 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

March 06, 2014

Richard A. Baugh

June 23, 1931 — March 4, 2014

Richard A. Baugh, 82, of Bedford died at 9:33 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 23, 1931, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Floyd Baugh and Anna Marie (Collier) Baugh-Elkins.

He was a factory worker at Extruded Alloy, Ford and Visteon, retiring in 1994.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

He was a member of the Dive Christian Church.

He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals and conversing with his friends at Cambridge Apartments.

Survivors include a sister, Becki Woodsmall of Bedford; nephews, Greg Baugh, Daniel Woodsmall, and Rick and Terry Chastain, all of Bedford, Bill Cummings of Indianapolis, Mike and Doug Kendall, both of Oolitic, Brian Baugh of Bloomington, and Jordan Woodsmall of Manhattan, N.Y.; and nieces, Tammy Gilstrap and Andrea Fields, both of Bedford, Beth Smith of Bloomington, Christy Farhar of Shoals, and Johnna Woodsmall of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Baugh and Anna Marie (Collier) Baugh-Elkins; his wife, Katie Baker; two brothers, Robert Baugh and Jack Elkins; and three sisters, Ruth Baugh, Linda Cummings and Jane Kendall.

Graveside service will be  at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Green Hill Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow 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 1-3:15 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

William S. Kirkman

Nov. 3, 1922 — March 4, 2014

William S. Kirkman, 91, of Avoca died at 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Nov. 3, 1922, in Avoca, he was the son of Clarence and Lelah (Lewis) Kirkman. He married Mary Jane Ingle on Oct. 17, 1942, and she preceded him in death April 5, 2002. He later married Grace (Feller) Wolfe on March 8, 2004, and she survives.

He was a self-employed contractor and a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. serving during World War II. He served as Lawrence County Commissioner from 1978 to 1982.

He was a member of the Pinhook Church of Christ and had attended the West Second Street Church of Christ.

He was a member of Lawrence County Home Builders Association, Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F & AM and the Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Grace of Avoca; a daughter, Rita Kirkman Beaver and husband Dave of Bedford; a granddaughter, Deanna Riggle and husband Reece of Bedford; a grandson, Byron Goen of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Shelby, Rehn and Shiley Riggle, all of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Karen Dorsett and husband Gary of Bedford; step-grandchildren, Brooke Dorsett of Jeffersonville, Cari Isom and husband John of Mitchell, Amber Eads and Jordan Wolfe; and a step -great-granddaughter, Norah Isom of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mary Jane; three brothers, Harold and Darrell Brinegar, and George Kirkman; a sister, Annetta Kasner; a step-son, Scott Wolfe; and a great-granddaughter, Leslie Jane.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Michael Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Pinhook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the West Second Street Church of Christ.

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

Jane Elizabeth Gillespie

Oct. 30, 1978 — March 4, 2014

Jane Elizabeth Gillespie, 35, of Mitchell died at 8:05 p.m. on Tuesday in Bedford.

Born, Oct. 30, 1978, in Erie, Pa., she was the daughter of Primitivo Martín Sánchez and Charlotte Elizabeth (Carpenter) Eagley. She married Shannon Gillespie on May 18, 2002, and he survives.

She was a pharmacist with Kmart Pharmacy in Bedford.

She was a graduate of Ball State University, and received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Purdue University in 2006.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford.

Surviving are her husband, Shannon Gillespie of Mitchell; two children, Elizabeth and Gus Gillespie; mother, Charlotte Eagley of Mitchell; two uncles, the Rev. Charles Carpenter of Mitchell, and Tom Eagley of Milwaukee, Wis.; two cousins, Jason and Steven Eagley; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lewis and Kay Gillespie of Muncie; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brennan and Ashley Gillespie of Muncie; and two nephews, Graham and Collin Gillespie of Muncie.

She was preceded in death by her adoptive father, Primitivo Martín Sánchez; and her natural father, Howard Earl Eagley, Jr.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, with the Rev. Don Jones officiating. There will be a private, family burial in Mitchell Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to a charity of donor’s choice.

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

Carl Dee Anderson

April 24, 1938 — March 2, 2014

Carl Dee Anderson, 75, of Paoli died at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born April 24, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Arthur and Fern (Abel) Anderson. He married Laura M. Covey in March of 1969, and she preceded him in death.

He had worked for Coca-Cola and retired from Central Foundry in 1985. He was a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440 and the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include children, Carla Stites and husband Ted of Charlestown, Lisa Burgess and husband Scott of Indianapolis, Lucky Turner and wife Molly of Bedford, Janice Johnson and husband Jim of Williams, Marilou Johnson and husband Danny of Paoli, and Linda Kendall of Paoli; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandra Hammond and husband Kent, of Bedford, Donald “Buck” Anderson and wife Irma, of Florida, Linda Knight of Mitchell, Bill Anderson and wife Jerri of Bedford, and Nancy Smith and husband Tim of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Dale and Bobby Turner; and a brother, Ronald “Jerry” Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Matt Hinshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403.

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

Crystal J. Sullivan

Sept. 27, 1976 — March 3, 2014

Crystal J. Sullivan, 37, Bedford, died at 4:38 p.m. on Monday I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be  at 11 a.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8-p.m. on Sunday at the mortuary.

Amber Smrz

Amber Smrz, 26, of Bedford, died Sunday in Jackson, Ky.. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Lois Sermersheim

Lois M. Sermersheim, 86, Orleans, died at 1:27 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home.

March 05, 2014

Joy E. Hammel

Feb. 22, 1930 — March 3, 2014

Joy Evelyn Hammel, 84, of Springville died at 11:10 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born Feb. 22, 1930, in Elkmont, Ala., she was the daughter of Thomas Edward and Gracie (Clark) Dungy. She married Dr. Howard Hammel in 1967 and he preceded her in death in 1978.

She retired as a registered nurse having worked at Norton’s Hospital, Jewish Hospital and General Hospital all in Louisville. In 1983, she was instrumental in developing the first home hospice program at Bedford Regional Medical Center in Bedford. She later worked in the Tucker Nursing Home in Tucker, Ga., before retiring to Woodbridge, Va., in 1997 and finally returning to Bedford in 2001.

Survivors include her son, Rand W. Hammel of Springville; two stepsons, Stephen Hammel and wife Joyce of Mitchell and Michael David Hammel of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Emily, of California; two half sisters, Bethany Dungy and Patsy Atkins both of Tennessee; five half brothers, Jesse Edward, Gary, Wendall, Dennis and Joey Dungy, all of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Ruth Atwell, Emma Camuse, Elizabeth Robertson, Margaret Mathews; and a stepson, Thomas Howard Hammel.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date in Lowder Cemetery in Springville.

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

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

Robert W. Esboldt 

March 28, 1951 — March 3, 2014

Robert W. Esboldt, 62, of Mitchell, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

He was born on March 28, 1951, in Gary, to Emmett and Celia L. (Snell) Esboldt; He married Sharon (Kocur) on Sept. 9, 1972. Roberts’s parents and first wife preceded him in death.

Robert married Sue (Hounshell) Sprinkle on Oct. 12, 2013, at the Orleans Christian Church.

Robert was formerly from Cedar Lake, Dyer and Portage. He was a graduate of Lake Central High School in Schererville. Robert retired from Bethlehem Steel in 2001 and recently from Wal-mart in Paoli in 2013. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Meinrad J Rouck Assembly in Bedford and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Esboldt of Mitchell; one son, Rob (Don Wheatcraft) Esboldt of Bedford; two step-daughters, Kathy (Brian) Thompson of Orleans and Melissa (Ryan) Livingston of Orleans; one brother, Bernie (Liz) Esboldt of Mitchell; niece, Karen Esboldt; nephew, Martin Mitchell; step-niece, Samantha Shope; step-nephew, Joshua Shope; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising, officiating and Brother Tom Bostic assisting. Burial was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society for Cancer research.

Roy Lee Hackett

Dec. 23, 1949 — Feb. 26, 2014

Roy Lee Hackett, 64, of Bloomington, died at 5:45 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2014, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1949, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Phillip and Sallie (Sledge) Hackett. He married Chrystal Lewis on Nov. 13, 2013 and she survives.

He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Ham Radio Operators and the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington.

Survivors include his wife, Chrystal of Bloomington; two daughters, Jasalyann George and Heather Rhodes, both of Pennsylvania; two sons, Robert Hackett of Illinois and Andrew Hackett of Pennsylvania; two stepsons, Corey Prouse and Caleb Luna, both of Bloomington; a stepdaughter, C’Sandra Greer of Bloomington; four grandchildren; two nieces, Janice Nickeo and Johanna DePalma; five nephews, Michael, Phillip, Kym and Mark Hackett and Tracy Gist; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jimmy Hackett; a sister, Bertha Sterling; a niece, Renee Hackett; and a nephew, Jimmy Hackett Jr.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Dive Christian Church with Pastor Bruce Rose officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Chrystal Hackett or Bertha’s Mission to defray expenses.

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

Richard A. Baugh

Richard A. Baugh, 82, Bedford, died at 9:33 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

William S. Kirkman

William S. Kirkman, 91, Bedford, died Tuesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 04, 2014

Alma M. Arthur

Feb. 7, 1934 — March 1, 2014

Alma M. Arthur, 80, of Bedford went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her family, at her residence, following an 11-year battle with cancer.

Born Feb. 7, 1934, in Gibbs County, Ky., she was the daughter of Cecil and Eva (Colyer) Sasser. She married Kenneth W. Arthur on Aug. 2, 1952, and he survives.

She was a receptionist for Maternity Health, Union Hospital in Terre Haute, and attended Oolitic Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth, of Bedford; a sister, Betty Goodman; a brother, Alben Sasser and wife, Jonna, all of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

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

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

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

Chad C. Flynn

May 23, 1982 — March 1, 2014

Chad Caylor Flynn born May 23,1982, in Bedford, died at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital on March 1 at 1:58 a.m. at the age of 31.

Chad is survived by his parents, William and Grace (Wykoff) Flynn of Springville; sisters, Heidi and Emily Flynn; and brothers, Luke (Alicia) Flynn and Michael Flynn; cousins who were like brothers, Justin, Jared and John Canfield; and nephews Taylor and Ian Canfield and Fletcher and Grady Flynn. He is also survived by his maternal grandfathers, Robert Wykoff Sr. and Ed Bartley.

Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold and Kathryn (Michael) Flynn; his maternal grandmother, Kathleen (Stonestreet) Bartley; his maternal great-grandparents Charles T. and Grace B. Stonestreet; and his beloved uncle, Ernie Flynn.

Chad struggled with addiction since high school, but his story does not end in defeat as so many stories of addiction do. Chad turned his life over to Christ two years ago. After becoming disabled in an auto accident, if you saw Chad you would also see Michael, Emily and his mom with him. Living across the road from Chad, Michael and Emily were with him on a daily basis and helped him greatly.

Chad was a member of the Stonegate Faith Center. He began attending church regularly to learn and receive all he could from Jesus. He was a young man on fire for God at the time of his death.

Chad was a kind-hearted, giving man who would give the shirt off of his back to even a stranger in need. His desire was to be able to share with friends of what Jesus had done for him. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. To be absent in body is to be present with the Lord. Chad is loved and will be greatly missed. We have the assurance that “This is not goodbye, we’ll see you later.”

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Stonegate Faith Center, Second and M streets in Bedford with Pastors Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Stonegate Faith Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at Stonegate Faith Center.

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

Geneva R. Flynn

Oct. 18, 1929 — March 2, 2014

Geneva Ruth Flynn, 84, of Bedford died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Oct. 18, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Anderson and Retta Flinn. She married Wilford Flynn on May 20, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1981.

She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School; a member of Pinhook Christian Church; and a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She retired from Hospitality House nursing facility, Bedford, as a cook for the pediatric unit.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Flynn Gould of Bedford and Sharon Kay Griffin of Haysville, Kan.; four grandchildren, Joshua and Kyle Gould of Bedford, Lisa (Steven) Maisch of Wichita, Kan., and Steven (Leah) Griffin of Haysville, Kan.; seven great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Eli and Izak Gould, Courtney and Kimberly Nash, Nicholas Griffin,and Brittany Smith; three great-great-grandchildren, Olivia Smith, Isabella Griffin, and A’Niyah Seneus; and one sister-in-law, Juanita Flynn King.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Hervey Flinn and Henry Flynn; two stepsons, Joseph Flynn and Louis Flynn; one grandson, David Flynn; one sister-in-law, Julia Flinn; and two sons-in-law, Kenny Gould and Ronald Griffin.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Danny Goens officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to the Alzheimer Association.

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

Rodney R. Allender

Oct. 9, 1970 — Feb. 27, 2014

Rodney R. Allender, 43, of Heltonville passed away on Thursday at his residence.

Rodney was born Oct. 9, 1970, in Monroe County and was the son of Lloyd Cecil Allender and Carolyn Sue (Mullis) (Allender) Hendershot.

Rodney owned Allender and Son Excavating and Logging with his son Clinton and was a member of the Operators Local 103 and Laborers Local 741 unions.

Survivors include his son, Clinton Allender of Heltonville; mother, Susie (Allender) Hendershot and her husband Todd of Norman; sister, Buffy (Allender) Wessel of Danville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, Bloomington, with Pastor Darin Bowlen officiating. Burial will follow at Duncan Cemetery.

Visitation for Rodney will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Contributions may be made to the family in care of The Funeral Chapel or at https://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/funeral-expenses-for-rodney-r-allender/145181

Memories of Rodney and condolences to the family may be given at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

Carl Dee Anderson

April 24, 1938 — March 2, 2014

Carl Dee Anderson, 75, of Paoli died at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born April 24, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Arthur and Fern (Abel) Anderson. He married Laura M. Covey in March of 1969 and she preceded him in death.

He had worked for Coca-Cola and retired from Central Foundry in 1985. He was a member of U.A.W. Local #440 and the Indiana National Guard.

Survivors include children, Carla Stites and husband Ted of Charlestown, Lisa Burgess and husband Scott of Indianapolis, Lucky Turner and wife Molly of Bedford, Janice Johnson and husband Jim of Williams, Marilou Johnson and husband Danny of Paoli, and Linda Kendall of Paoli; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandra Hammond and husband Ken, of Bedford, Donald “Buck” Anderson and wife Irma, of Florida, Linda Knight of Mitchell, Bill Anderson and wife Jerri of Bedford, and Nancy Smith and husband Tim of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Dale and Bobby Turner; and a brother, Ronald “Jerry” Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Matt Hinshaw officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403.

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

Sharon L. Neeley

April 24, 1938 — Feb. 27, 2014

Sharon Lee “Sherry” Neeley, 75, Washington, moved into her Heavenly home on Thursday.

She was born April 24, 1938, in Indianapolis, to Otis and Agatha (Fowler) Armstrong. She married Wayne Edward Neeley, June 21, 1954, and he survives.

She was a graduate of Greenville College, in Greenville, Ill. She was a teacher for 30 years and a pastor’s wife.

She was a member of Free Methodist Church, Free Methodist Women’s Ministries International and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was a devout Christian, energetic and giving, a beautiful expression of God’s love and grace. She loved working with children in her church and will be lovingly remembered and missed by all.

Surviving with her husband Wayne, are a son, Dewayne (Franki) Neeley of Bowling Green, Ky.; grandsons, Fowler Neeley, 9, and Oliver Neeley, 3, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Jacob Hosteter, 13, and Drew Hosteter, 10, of Frankfort; two brothers, David (June) Armstrong and Richard (Brenda) Armstrong, both of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law, James Neeley, Alhambra, Ill., and Harold (Kathy) Neeley of Olney, Ill.; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth (Charles) Comb of Greenville, Ill., and Ruby Chestnut of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Wynette (Neeley) Hosteter, Sept. 21, 2004.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with the Rev. David Colgan officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Ky. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington Free Methodist Church, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made as a memorial fund to the Washington Free Methodist Church for children’s ministries.

Crystal J. Sullivan

Crystal J. Sullivan, 37, Bedford, died at 4:38 p.m. on Monday at IU Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert W. Esboldt

Robert W. Esboldt, 62, Mitchell, died at 5:30 a.m. on Monday at his residence.  Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

March 03, 2014

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson, 75, Bedford, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Alma M. Arthur

Alma M. Arthur, 80, Bedford, died Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Chad C. Flynn

Chad Caylor Flynn, 31, Bedford, died Saturday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

March 02, 2014

Jerry Lee Conner

Dec. 30, 1942 — Feb. 28, 2014

Jerry Lee Conner, 71, of Bedford passed away at 9:48 p.m. on Friday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House after a 7-year battle with cancer.

Born Dec. 30, 1942 in Bedford, he was the son of Vada and Dorothy (Marsh) Conner. He married Phyllis Kay Robbins on Sept. 14, 1979, and she survives.

He retired as a die cast operator for General Motors on July 1, 2005, he had also worked for Ingalls Stone Company, and was a member of the UAW, IAM, and had served in the Army National Guard.

 He attended First Assembly of God Church.

Jerry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and pitching horseshoes.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Kay of Bedford; one son, Kevin Lee Conner and his wife Cara of Orleans, their children, Caroline and Katherine; one daughter, Sara Diane Conner of Bedford and her son Isaiah; two brothers, Darrell Conner and his wife Fran of Bedford and Jack Conner and his wife Nina of Bedford; two sist,ers, Delores Dugger of Bedford and Mona Dobkins of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Kellerman, Pastor Glen Duncan, and Pastor Bill McKee officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

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

 Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com.

Patricia K. McCullough

Feb. 4, 1945 — Feb. 27, 2014

Patricia K. McCullough, age 69, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 6:38 p.m., at her residence.

She was born on February 4, 1945, in Lawrence County to Carl & Pauline Thelma (Jenkins) Cummings.

Patricia was a retired Registered Nurse who worked at South Chicago Heights Hospital.

Survivors include one daughter, Karla K. Pierce of Bedford; one son, Brady D. Slinkard of Bedford; two grandsons, Noah T. Slinkard and Justin Pierce, both of Bedford; and one sister-in-law, Patricia A. Cummings of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Glenn Slinkard; second husband, John McCullough; and five brothers, Robert Cummings, Gene Cummings, Leroy Cummings, Dale Cummings and Larry Cummings.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, cremation will follow after the funeral service.

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