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Obituaries – October 2013

Obituaries – October 2013

October 31, 2013 Twila J. Boshears Sept. 26, 1945 — Oct. 30, 2013 Twila Jane Boshears, 68, of Bedford died at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday at Indiana University Hospice House of Bloomington. Born Sept. 26, 1945, in Altamont, Ill., she was the daughter of Gordon Henderson and Thelma Davis. She married Stephen Boshears on June 25, 1965 and he survives. She was a graduate of the Oolitic High School with the Class of 1963. She retired from NWSC Crane. She was an active member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church where she had served as treasurer. She was a member of Altrusa, Federal Workers Union, BNL Boosters and as associate member of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers Assoc. She loved her sons, grandchildren, cross-stitching, sewing and BNL sports. Survivors include her husband, Steve of Bedford; her father, Gordon Henderson and wife Juanita (Taylor) of Bedford; three sons, Stephen Joseph Boshears and wife Teresa of Bedford, Troy Andrew Boshears and wife Wendy of Seymour and Ryan Keith Boshears and wife Sandy of Southport; eight grandchildren, Stephen Jordan Boshears and wife Jamie, Lauren Elizabeth Boshears, Andrew James Boshears, Michael Joseph Boshears, Ryan Hunter Boshears, Harrison James Boshears, Guerin Anthony Boshears, Grace Olivia Boshears; her siblings, Jim Henderson and wife Nickii and Mary Miller and husband Mike all of Bedford, Doris Todd and husband Monty of Heltonville and Thom Henderson and wife Betty of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; a sister-in-law, Anne Henderson; and a nephew, Cory Henderson. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church with Jeff Hudelson and Joe Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jane at www.daycarter.com. Johanna Brown March 21, 1931 — Oct. 30, 2013 Johanna Brown, 82 of Bedford, died Wednesday at her residence. Born March 21, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank and Violet (King) Butterfield. She was a forklift operator for General Motors and a member of the Faith Mission Church. She enjoyed traveling with the Happy Travelers group. Survivors include two sons, Rudy D. Brown and wife Virginia D. of Mitchell and Robert D. Brown and wife Cheryl of Venice, Fla.; two brothers, John Butterfield and wife Judy of St. George, Utah and Jack Butterfield and wife Marie of Bedford; five grandchildren, Joey D. Brown, Crystal Brooke Bissonnette, Sarah Elizabeth Moody, Cody Brown and Caleb Brown; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bob and Frank Butterfield; and one sister, Evelyn Nelson. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Stephen Height officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Johanna at www.daycarter.com. Robert D. Arthur Feb. 15, 1952 — Oct. 29, 2013 Robert Duane Arthur, age 61, of Avoca passed away at 9:42 p.m. on Tuesday at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Bedford, to Richard Arthur and Myra (Holtsclaw) Fish. Robert married Sandy Graves, and she survives. Robert was a graduate of Edgewood High School in 1970 and a U.S. Army veteran, he was a Plumber and former owner of Pipe Dreams in Bedford. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Arthur of Avoca; his mother, Myra (Bud) Fish of Bloomington; three daughters, Haley Lawton of Indianapolis, Janna Arthur of Bloomington, and Chelsea (Jeremy) Terrell of Avoca; one son, Tyler Younger of Greenwood; three grandchildren, DeShawn Jefferson of Pennsylvania, Andrew Lawton of Virginia and Jacob Terrell of Avoca; one brother, Steve (Amber) Arthur of Bloomington; one sister, Jeanne (Steve) Arthur Depenbrock of Arizona; two nieces; and two nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his father. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Honorary pall bearers will be Steve Rumple, Roger Blackwell, Jeremy Terrell, Tyler Younger, Dustin Gabhart, Harold Brown, Chris Styborski and Terry Graves. Dorothy K. McGill Dorothy K. McGill, a woman of great faith and devotion to family, passed away on Wednesday at her home. She was 97. Dorothy was born in 1916 to Jesse and Charlotte Reid and had a younger sister, Helen Reid Wilcox who preceded her in death in 2011. Her dream of being a homemaker and a mother began when she married George C. McGill at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in 1944. They were happily married until George passed away in 1996. They had two sons Dan McGill, who died this year and Tim McGill (Jennifer) of Bedford, who survives. She cherished being the grandmother of Kathy Cavallero (John), Jessica Heim (Justin), Amy Miller (Kevin), Sean McGill and Patrick McGill (Morgan). She was also the beloved aunt to Linda Buckner (John), Ric Wilcox (Sharon), Jan Vermillion, Mandy Nichols (Doug), Allison Buckner, JB Buckner (Leslie), Kody Propps, Shelby Propps, Aaron Buckner and William Buckner. Dorothy was an avid bridge player, bowler, reader and sports fan. She especially enjoyed IU basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. She also loved family parties that always ended in an euchre tournament, which she and Helen usually won. Visitation for Dorothy will be Sunday between 3-5 p.m. at Voss and Sons Funeral Home and again on Monday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church until her funeral Mass begins at 11 a.m. The family would like to thank the hospice team of Schneck Medical Center who supported her in her final months and to Barbara Ahlbrand for being a special neighbor and friend. Special thanks are reserved for Dorothy’s daughter-in-law Jennifer McGill for her 24/7 care of Dorothy this year. Memorials may be written in Dorothy’s honor to the Schneck Medical Center Foundation or to St. Ambrose Catholic Church through Voss Funeral Service, Seymour. A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com. James D. Watson III March 9, 1937 — Oct. 26, 2013 USN Ret. Chief James Dennis “Patches” Watson III, 76, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away on Oct. 26, 2013 at Indian River Medical Center. He was born March 9, 1937, in Jersey City, N.J. and had been a resident of Vero Beach for over 10 years, coming from Columbus, Indiana. Mr. Watson retired from the United States Navy where he served as a Navy Seal and was the original plank owner of SEAL Team 2. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 39, Vero Beach and also served as a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Watson was the former Curator Emeritus of the UDT Seal Museum in Ft. Pierce and was the author of numerous books including “Point Man” and “Walking Point.” He was a charter member of the Heltonville Area Veterans Group. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda McDonald Watson; children, James Dennis IV and wife Jeanette of Fredericksburg, Va., Angel Atkins and husband Wayne of Park Ridge, N.J., Pat Parte and husband Bob of Goodview, Va., Jean Swayze and husband LaRue of Margate, Fla., and Samantha Armstrong and husband David of Staunton, Va; stepchildren that he loved like his own, Jera, Jeff, Gina, Dan, Jeannie, Jonne, Tracy and Nicky; brother, Robert and wife Pat of Jasper, Fla.; sister, Joyce Massie and husband Michael of Highland, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was the brother-in-law of Larry and Gary McDonald of Heltonville. He was predeceased by his parents, Bud and Ann; son, Joey; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Ann. A Celebration of Life will be held after the Seal Team muster demonstration on Nov. 9, at Little Jim Bridge Park, Ft. Pierce, Fla. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jera Payton for the ongoing care of Linda Watson, 2546 Granada Ave Apt B, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or to the UDT Navy Seal Museum, www.navysealmuseum.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach. An online guest book may be signed at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com. Carl O. Grubb Carl O. Grubb, 41, formerly of Bedford, died Wednesday in Clorinda, Iowa. Arrangements are pending. October 30, 2013 Frank Johnson May 22, 1932 — Oct. 29, 2013 Frank Johnson, 81, passed away in his sleep at his home in Johnson Christian Village on Tuesday after an extended illness. Evangelist, Minister of the Gospel, Husband and Father of five children. He has been married to the love of his life, Sylvia Beldean Johnson for 35 years. Frank was born in Buckhorn, Ky., May 22, 1932, to Floyd and Mary White Johnson. His childhood years in Eastern Kentucky would lay an early foundation for hard work, love of country, and dedication to the Cause of Christ. In his early teens, Frank’s family would move to Scott County, Indiana where his love for the Lord and country directed his steps to enter the Army at 17. This tour of duty would take him to the front lines of the Korean Conflict including the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. Frank was decorated several times for courageous and effective service including being awarded the Bronze Star. Still in his early 20’s, the young veteran would enter Cincinnati Bible Seminary on the GI Bill. His heart’s desire was to serve Christ, share the gospel of hope, and to equip laborers “for the Harvest of Changed Lives”. For the next 60 years, these themes would be woven through Frank’s life and impact thousands. One of his greatest joys was to see his five children faithful to God and serving in the life of the church. Frank has served more than six decades in the ministry in churches Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Virginia, California and Ohio. He helped to launch several church and mission endeavors making a difference around the world. These would include serving the 39th Street Christian Church for more than 24 years, giving birth to Johnson Christian Village and laying the groundwork for distance learning at Johnson Christian College. One of Frank’s passions was to encourage dozens to enter full-time Christian service. Only in Heaven will we understand the full reach in the harvest of changed lives due to this faithful servant of the Lord. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sylvia Beldean Johnson; brothers Fred (Sue), Joe (Patty), Johnny (Karen) and Lonnie (Jackie); sisters, Nettie Scott (Clyde) and Alice Marie Neice (Jerry Joe); children, Russell Johnson and Babs of Bedford and their son Justin (Alicia) and daughter Whitney. Justin’s son Ezra and Whitney’s boy Ashton are great-grandsons; Kathy Smith and husband Steve of Columbus, Ohio; Kathy’s children, Kristie, Kyle, Kaleb, Kory; Karen Stoner and husband Tim of Joplin, Mo., Karen’s children, Devon, David, Joshua, Jeff, Chris, and Emily; Philip Johnson and wife Lela of Lancaster, Ohio, Philip’s children, Chanda and Matthew. Chanda’s children, Eric, Justus, and Caleb are great-grandchildren; Debbie Bennitt and husband Mike of Nixa, Mo., their children, Brianna (Peter), Ben, Justin and Ellie. Brianna’s son Zeke is a great-grandson. The viewing and visitation will be Thursday afternoon from 4-7 p.m. at the 39th Street Christian Church just off State Road 37 on the south side of Bedford. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. The family requests that gifts be made to the 39th Street Christian Church in place of flowers. Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Amely L. Hibbard March 14, 1940 — Oct. 28, 2013 Amely L. Hibbard, 73 of Heltonville died at 10:48 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born March 14, 1940, in Harlan, Ky., she was the daughter of Leonard and Nancy (Wyatt) Brown and Wilfred Gilley. She married Bobby Hibbard on July 6, 1956, and he survives. She retired as a supervisor for Rath Meat Packing in Indianapolis and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Bobby, of Heltonville; a son, Bobby Joe Hibbard II and wife, Becky of Camby; a daughter, Karen Darlene Swallers and husband William of Knightstown; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Clyde, Clifford, Johnny, Leonard and Earl Brown; five sisters, Rosie Mann, Louise Nesbit-Brown, Jan Wimer, Sandy Shivel, and Florence Scott and husband Allen; aunts, Dallas England, Maggie Napier, Dorothy Collier and Wilma McClure; and an uncle, Cecil Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Carolyn Sue. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Spring Hill Christian Church in Mooresville with Pastor Mark Wright officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Amely at www.daycarter.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. October 29, 2013 Jerry Wisley Nov. 22, 1941 — Oct. 27, 2013 Jerry Wisley, age 71 of Williams, passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday at his residence. He was born on Nov. 22, 1941, in South Bend to Ivan Glenn and Lucille Alice (Pruett) Wisley. He married Nancy (Patterson) Purkhiser on Sept. 22, 2013, in Williams and she survives. Jerry was a graduate of Smithville High School and a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a retired railroad conductor for CSX Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wisley of Williams; three sisters; Glenda Clayton of Bloomfield, Janice Lucas of Fayetteville and Nona Freeman of Tennessee; one brother, Dale Wisley of Maryland; three daughters, Melinda (Tim) Raines of Fayetteville, Alice Wisley of Spencer and Ruth (Doug) May of Williams; one son, Ivan (Kelly) Wisley of Bruceville; grandchildren, Brandi and Emilee Raines of Fayetteville, Amber and Keith Dennis of Spencer, Iva and Lucy Wisley of Bruceville, Logan and Randi May of Williams; great-grandchildren, Chloe Atchison of Mohamett, Ill., Londyn May and Keeley Carrico of Williams; two stepchildren, Tom (April) Cromwell of Paragon and Dawn (Marty) Purdue of Martinsville; and four step grandchildren, Chris and Kelsey Cromwell of Paragon, Billy Purdue of Bloomington, and Kyle Purdue of Bedford He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Sue Wisley. Celebration of Jerry’s Life will be from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, A memorial service at 7 p.m, Blanche Scherschel Jan. 25, 1923 — Oct. 28, 2013 Blanche Helen (Chase) Scherschel, age 90 of Bloomington, died Monday morning at the Golden Living Center in Bloomington. Born Jan. 25, 1923, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Thomas and Effie (Henderson) Chase. She graduated from Shawswick High School in 1941 where she was the piano accompanist for the choirs. She, along with her husband, Jim Scherschel, owned and operated a dairy farm. She then worked as an office supervisor at the Indiana University Alumni Association for 30 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and a life-long member of the Farm Bureau. She is survived by her two daughters, Martha (Richard) Becher of Westfield and Jeanette (Edward) Carr of Ormand Beach, Fla.; four sons, Anthony (Shirley) Scherschel of Bloomington, Daniel (Sondra) Scherschel of Bloomington, Samuel (Paula) Scherschel of Plainfield and Leo (Patricia) Scherschel, of Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; eight siblings and one grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church with Father Daniel Mahan presiding. Entombment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Friends may visit the family from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene and Harrell Chapel in Bloomington and from 9:30-10 a.m. on Thursday at the church. The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation for the excellent care provided to Blanche while living at the Golden Living Center this past year, especially on the Reminisce unit. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com. Harvey C. Bundy Jr. Oct. 1, 1926 — Oct. 27, 2013 Harvey Cecil Bundy Jr., age 87 of Thomaston Ga., died Sunday at Riverside Nursing Center. Mr. Bundy was born in Bedford to the late Harvey C. and Ida Elmira Bundy Sr. He was a master stone carver and retired from Sherwood Cut Stone Company with over 50 years of service. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and saw combat in the battle of Iwo Jima, and Japan during World War II. Mr. Bundy was also the owner of Sunset Roller Palace in 1976. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Genelle Fordham Bundy; and son Harvey Bundy III. Survivors include daughters, Dixie Lee Bundy of Thomaston, Ga., Kricket (George) Latiolais of Dawsonville, Ga., and Michelle (P.J.) Orlandez of Thomaston; sons, Terry (Gwen) Bundy and Wayne (Ava) Bundy, both of Thomaston, and Craig (Geri-Lynn) Copeland of Staford, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Kathryn Bundy; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral service for Mr. Bundy will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Clarks Chapel Baptist Church with burial in Crystal Hill Cemetery, all in Thomaston, Ga. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Coggins Funeral Home in Thomaston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clarks Chapel Baptist Church, 176 Mathis Lake Rd., Thomaston, GA 30286. Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Lee Roy Lucas Feb. 16, 1934 — Oct. 27, 2013 Lee Roy Lucas, 79, Bedford, died Sunday. Calling will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home in Nashville. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral. October 28, 2013 Beulah D. Davis Jan. 28, 1924 — Oct. 25, 2013 Beulah Dean (Clouse) “Grits” Davis, 89, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 28, 1924, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Allison and Mary Hazel (Tinsely) Clouse. She married Fred N. Davis July 20, 1973, and he preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1992. Her first marriage was to Charles Knight. She retired from First National Bank and had worked in the Mitchell and Paoli locations. Beulah graduated from Mitchell High School in 1942. She was a member of Tulip Street Christian Church, served many years as pianist, and attended the First Church of God. Surviving are one daughter, Janet (Charlie) Noe of Mitchell; stepdaughter, Brenda (Jon) Fye of Clarksville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Bush, Beth True, Shawn Fye and Stacy Fye; and great-grandchildren Griffan True, Wyatt True, Myleigh Bush and Nathaniel True Her parents; husband; and brother, Donald Clouse, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. today in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service today at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Chris Bush, Wyatt True, Jim Blair, Nathaniel True, Tom Talbert and Dan Caudell. Memorial Gifts: Tulip Street Christian Church Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Imogene L. Myers Jan. 28, 1941— Oct. 26, 2013 Imogene Lucille Myers passed away on Saturday in Bloomington. She was born near Cannelburg, in Daviess County, on Jan. 28, 1941. She was the second child born to parents Emil and Augusta (Gregory) Burris. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, H. Leon Myers; six children, sons, David, Roy (Christine), Dennis (Tracy), Doyle (Susan) and Emery and daughter, Regina (Chris) Sevenish; 19 grandchildren; sister, Cleora; brother, Louie (Brenda). She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son Vincent Dee. Imogene was 17 when she married Leon. When counseled by a family friend that she might reconsider her choice and that she could have her choice of available bachelors she responded “I know, and I want Leon.” Her life and love was her family; she cherished them. She was a graduate of the Mitchell High School with the Class of 1958. She worked as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, where she retired after 22 years of service. In her spare time she nurtured her love of and talent for art. She was serving as a board member of the Lawrence County Art Association and was a member of the Lawrence County Plein Air Painters. She was an award winning artist who showed and sold her art in many local galleries. Any given evening you might find Imogene and Leon driving around the county taking in the beauty of nature. It was not uncommon for her to ask that the car be stopped so that she could capture an image for a future painting. Much of her art reflected the images of the rural landscapes which surrounded her. Imogene was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a woman of faith who lived as she believed. She wanted her funeral to be a celebration of life and it was her wish that those attending wear bright colors. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Reba Ray Barlow Feb. 26, 1916— Oct. 27, 2013 Reba Ray Barlow, 97, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Born Feb. 26, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Clarence and Birdie (Johnson) Ritchison. She married Ralph Ray Aug. 1, 1934, and he preceded her in death June 11, 1975. Her second marriage was to Dale L. Barlow Sept. 14, 1985, and he preceded her in death June 5, 1991. Reba had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation, Spring Mill and Crane. She graduated from Huron High School in 1933 and was a member of Fairview Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Ed (Ann) Ray of Bedford; a grandson, Kyle (Kim) Ray of Bedford; and great-grandsons, Caleb and Eli Ray. Her parents; husbands; brothers, Ralph Ritchison and Roy Ritchison; and sisters, Margaret Edwards and Louise Moore, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Richard Holt and Brother Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call from 3–7 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Fairview Church of Christ Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Jerry Wisley Jerry Wisley, 71, Bedford, died at 1 p.m. on Sunday at his residence. Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. October 27, 2013 Beulah (Clouse) ‘Grits’ Davis Jan. 28, 1924 — Oct. 25, 2013 Beulah (Clouse) “Grits” Davis, 89, passed away at 7:40 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Bro. Darrin Chastain officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be sent to Tulip Street Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. October 26, 2013 Richard Trowbridge Aug. 2, 1946 — Oct. 24, 2013 Richard D. Trowbridge, age 67 of Orleans, passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at his residence. He was born in Lawrence County on August 2, 1946, to Dennis and A. Helen (Chastain) Trowbridge. He attended Bedford High School and was an U.S. Navy Veteran. Richard was retired from Dana Corporation in Mitchell where he was a machinist. He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Church. He enjoyed listening to country music and was an avid NASCAR fan. He took great pleasure and pride in his beloved cat, Damon Survivors include his children, Ginger Roach of Orleans, Candy Trowbridge of Florida, Steve Trowbridge of Florida, John Trowbridge of Florida, and Scarlett (David) Baker of Bedford; his mother, A. Helen Trowbridge of Mitchell; his siblings, Tony Trowbridge of Bedford, Doug Trowbridge of Arkansas, Scott (Tammy) Trowbridge of Bedford, Judy Watson of Bedford, Etta Gilbert of Mitchell, Lynn Trowbridge of Bedford, and Carol (Bob) Abel of Bedford; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Trowbridge; and one brother, Dennis Trowbridge. Celebration of Life will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday with a memorial service at 7 p.m. with Fred Barger officiating, at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. October 25, 2013 David W. Roberts Sept. 11, 1982 — Oct. 23, 2013 David W. Roberts, 31 of Bedford, passed away at 11:47 p.m. on Wednesday in Greene County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Sept. 11, 1982, he is the son of Theresa Roberts. He married Kristie Hitchcox on May 7, 2005; and she survives. He was a laborer at Metal Technologies in Bloomfield. He enjoyed four-wheeler riding, target shooting, and was an avid sports fan. Surviving are his wife, Kristie Roberts of Bedford; his mother, Theresa Roberts of Fort Ritner; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Larry and Tonia Hitchcox of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Marcie (Chad) Turner of Bedford; two nephews, Xaiver and Blaize; and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Roberts. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Dive Cemetery with Pastor Billy Brim officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Penny Jo Shields April 24, 1949 — Oct. 23, 2013 Penny Jo Shields, 64 of Bloomington, passed away Wednesday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born on April 24, 1949, in Bedford, she was the daughter of John and Juanita (Wynn) Watson. Penny was a homemaker and had worked at RCA for a few years. She enjoyed cooking and reading. She was a member of the Shiloh Pentecostal Church. Penny is survived by her husband, Calvin Shields of Bloomington, four children, Tami Repass of Spencer, Tim Shields of Bloomington, John Shields of Ellettsville and Michael Shields of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Kaylin Monyham, Kortne Monyham, Kolin Monyham, Abram Shields and Owen Shields; her mother, Juanita Watson; three sisters, Sandy Mason, Katrina Probasco and Gina Morrow; and a brother, Tim Watson. She was preceded in death by her father, John Watson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Shiloh Pentecostal Church with Pastor Russell Elkins officiating. Entombment will take place at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. October 24, 2013 Frederick Hopper April 20, 1939 — Oct. 23, 2013 Frederick Eugene Hopper, 74 of Mitchell passed away at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born April 20, 1939, in Orange County, he was the son of James Homer and Martha Ellen (Pridemore) Hopper. He was previously married to Mildred Burlington. Fred retired as a security guard with Blake Security in Odessa, Texas. Surviving are a daughter, Penny Stidham of Mitchell; a son, William Frederick Hopper of Mitchell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wendell Hopper of Mitchell. His parents; son, Steven Eugene Hopper; and siblings, James Hopper, Raymond Hopper and LaDonna Hopper, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen. There will be no visitation. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. October 22, 2013 Penny Louden Aug. 14, 1956 — Oct. 20, 2013 Penny J. Louden, 57, of Bedford, passed away at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1956, in Bedford, she was raised by her Paternal Grandparents, John Wesley McGill and Laura Sease-McGill and her uncle, Leo McGill and aunt, Evabelle Gassaway. She married Steven Louden on Sept. 12, 1974; and he survives. She was a homemaker, a member of the Springville Methodist Church and was a former 4-H Leader. Surviving are her husband of Bedford; one son, Steve (Charity) Louden of Oolitic; one daughter, Tanalee (Shane) Chapman of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Emmalee and Haleigh Louden of Oolitic and Gavin and Maddox Chapman of Bloomington; one foster son, Alvin (Jaimee) Strunk; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, uncle and aunt, Leo McGill and Evabelle Gassaway, who raised her; and one cousin, Leo Gassaway. Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Giggy and Pastor Michael Sargent officiating. Burial will be in Springville Christian Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with the funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Hazel L. Timmons Sept. 24, 1929 — Oct. 19, 2013 Hazel Louise Timmons, 84, Paoli, died Saturday. Cremation was chosen with the McAdams Mortuary in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Mitchell. October 21, 2013 Paul J. Murphy April 17, 1929 — Oct. 18, 2013 Paul J. Murphy, 84 of Bedford, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. Born April 17, 1929, in Pekin, Ill., he was the son of Thomas and Edna (Keller) Murphy. He married Johanne W. Wheeler on Feb. 3, 1951; she preceded him in death on April 24, 2012. Paul was a graduate of the General Motors Institute where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He worked at General Motors as the Superintendant of Maintenance and Engineering, where he retired in 1986 after 40 years of service. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the St. Vincent Parish Council, as well as the Elks No. 826 and the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. He was a volunteer and served on the Board of Directors for both the Bedford Girls and Boys Club, as well as founding member of the Bedford Swim Club. He was an avid fan of the Hoosiers and a longtime supporter of Indiana University. Surviving are six sons, Michael (Linda) Murphy of Evansville, Kevin (Michelle) Murphy of Bedford, Thomas (Peggy) Murphy of Danville, Richard (Lisa) Murphy of Bloomington, Daniel (Moriah) Murphy of Tallahassee, Fla., and Tim (Velvet) Murphy of Bedford; two daughters, Karen (Alan) Chase of Bedford and Susan (Dan) Moster of Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren, Miranda Stull, Alex and Olivia Roll, Kyle (Holly) Murphy, Lori (Ryan) Frasher, Daniel Murphy, Matt Wronowicz, Meghan (Ian) Edington, Mark Murphy, Emily (Isaiah) Vanderpool, Joshua Murphy, Mallory Murphy, Elliot Murphy, Ivy Murphy, Charley Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Katie Moster, Michael Murphy, and Anna Moster; two great-granddaughters, Adelyn and Elise Murphy; and one great-grandson, Broderick Paul Frasher. Paul was our beloved Irish father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His example of faith, love, and devotion throughout his life to his family and friends will be remembered and missed, and his tradition will carry on. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club or the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Patricia Earl May 16, 1937 — Oct. 18, 2013 Patricia A. Earl, 76 of Mitchell, passed away at 3 a.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, with Keli, Nick, and Morgan at her side. Born May 16, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Cecil and Mellie (Goodson) Hart. She married Jack Lee Earl Oct. 2, 1968, and he preceded her in death Feb. 15, 2013. She retired from Columbia House in Bloomington, and was a 1955 graduate of Mitchell High School. Surviving are a daughter, Keli Parker of Mitchell; grandson, Nicholas Walton (Morgan Heldt-Davis) of Mitchell; and honorary daughter, Rita Shoopman. Her parents and husband preceded her in death. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery, with Brother Michael Collins officiating. There will be no visitation. Casketbearers: Nick Walton, Fred Cassidy, Jim Bush, Morgan Heldt-Davis, Steve Miller and Maggie Taylor. Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements. Morris E. Whalin May 5, 1926 — Oct. 19, 2013 Morris E. “Gene” Whalin, 87 of Mitchell, passed away at 4:03 p.m. Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Born May 5, 1926, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Christopher and Gladys (Hart) Whalin. He married Martha Taylor July 24, 1954, and she preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2008. Gene had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Otis Elevator. He was a lifelong musician. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a 50-year member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Surviving are daughters, Debra (Danny) Ellis and Christine (Rick) Blackwell, all of Mitchell; grandchildren, Lauren (Josh) Barrett, Lea (Todd) Gaines and Kyle (Missy) Blackwell; and great-grandchildren, Laney Beaty, Mason Gaines, Ericka Gaines, Braydon Blackwell, Bria Blackwell, Brenlee Blackwell, Emily Brewer, Abigail Barrett, Kenzie Barrett, Xavier Barrett, Braxton Barrett, Allie Barrett and Xavien Barrett. His parents, wife and brother, John Robert “Bob” Whalin, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation with Pastor Dan Garland 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 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Jerry Wilcoxen Jr. May 21, 1955 — Oct. 19, 2013 Jerry D. Wilcoxen Jr., 58 of Bloomington, passed away Saturday at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Bedford on May 21, 1955, to Gerald and Olive Kern Wilcoxen. Jerry was a 1973 graduate of Fayetteville High School and spent his professional career as a machinist, last working for Finzer Roller in Spencer as a polisher and finisher. He will be long remembered for his love of all sports including any Indiana University teams, the Indianapolis Colts, NASCAR, and most importantly his love of family, especially his 11 grandchildren. Jerry leaves behind his wife, Alita F. Wilcoxen of Bloomington; sons, Jerod L. Wilcoxen of Mitchell, Justin D. Wilcoxen and wife Jelita of Bloomfield, Brandon R. Wilcoxen of Bloomington, Jerry Michael Wilcoxen and wife Courtnee of Bloomington and Phillip Bradley Wilcoxen and wife Jaclyn of Bloomington; daughters, Aaliyah S. Wilcoxen of Bloomington, Kayla J. Gossett of Springville, and Amanda L. Gossett of Bloomington; sisters, Mary Canada and husband Gordon of Bedford and Paulette Flynn of Bloomington; brothers, Arthur Wilcoxen of Bedford, John Wilcoxen and wife Lisa of Bedford, and George Wlcoxen and Thomas Wilcoxen, both of Colorado, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington with the Rev. Terry Dowell presiding. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family and online condolences may sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. George Quigley Nov. 12, 1936 — Sept. 27, 2013 George “Bud” Quigley, 76, passed away Sept. 27. Born Nov. 12, 1936, in Mitchell, he was the son of Rocker and Margaret (Beaver) Quigley. George graduated from Richmond Union High School in 1955, and served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958. He had resided in San Leandro since 1963 and was employed at Unocal, retiring with 38 years of service. In addition, he coached high school football in San Leandro and Castro Valley for over 40 years. He was also instrumental in setting up the Pop Warner Football program in San Leandro. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Patricia Quigley of San Leandro, Calif.; daughter, Shannon Quigley-Kitchens of Albilene, Texas; sons, Michael Quigley of San Leandro and Patrick Quigley of Outlook, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Mickey and David Quigley. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. He was loved much and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. October 20, 2013 Marsha Jo Laughlin Dec. 14, 1965 — Oct. 17, 2013 Marsha Jo Laughlin, 47, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the IU Health Hospital. She was born December 14, 1965, in Linton, Indiana, to Harry and Phyllis (Bailey) Harper. Marsha was a housewife and loving mother. Surviving family members include her son, Cody Feltner of Bloomington, Indiana; daughter, Brandi Feltner of Bloomington, Indiana; brothers, Steve Harper of Springville, Indiana and Roger Harper of Springville, Indiana; sister, Sherlyn Harper of Bloomington, Indiana; and her mother Phyllis Harper of Bloomington, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Harper, and sister Rebecca Simone Spinks. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday October 23, 2013, at the Flynn Cemetery in Springville, Indiana. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, IN. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. Paul J. Murphy April 17, 1929 — Oct. 18, 2013 Paul J. Murphy, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. Born April 17, 1929, in Pekin, IL, he was the son of Thomas and Edna (Keller) Murphy. He married Johanne W. Wheeler on February 3, 1951; she preceded him in death on April 24, 2012. He worked at General Motors as the supervisor of maintenance and engineering, where he retired in 1986 after forty years of service. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a member of the Elks #826. He was also on the Boys Club Board of Directors. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. He was a member of the Bedford Swim Club Foundation. He was a supporter of Indiana University. Surviving are six sons, Michael (Linda) Murphy of Bedford; Kevin (Michelle) Murphy of Evansville; Thomas (Margaret) Murphy of Danville; Richard (Lisa) Murphy of Bloomington; Daniel (Moriah) Murphy of Tallahassee, FL; and Tim (Velvet) Murphy of Bedford; two daughters, Karen (Alan) Chase of Bedford and Susan (Dan) Moster of Ft. Wayne; 19 grandchildren, Miranda Stull; Alex and Olivia Roll; Kyle (Holly) Murphy; Meghan (Ian) Edington; Lory (Ryan) Wronowicz-Frasher; Matthew Wronowicz; Daniel, Mark, and Emily (Isaiah) Vanderpol; Mallory and Elliot Murphy; Charley and Michael Murphy; Josh, Ivy, and Sarah Murphy; and Katelyn and Anna Moster; two great-granddaughters, Adelyn Murphy and Elise Murphy; and one great-grandson, Broderick Paul Frasher. Funeral service will be on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at 10 a.m., at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 3-8 p.m., with a Rosary Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club or the American Red Cross. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. fergusonlee.com. October 19, 2013 Errol W. Thompson Jan. 7, 1944 — Oct. 17, 2013 Errol Wayne “Cotton” Thompson, 69, Oolitic, passed away at 2:58 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1944, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert and Madeline (Flynn) Thompson. He married Mary Lou Andis on Nov. 6, 1982, and she survives. He retired from General Electric and was a member of the Mitchell V.F.W. Auxiliary #9107. He enjoyed reading, fishing and golf. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou of Oolitic; two daughters, Rennah White of Bloomington and Tammy Chandler and husband Curtis of Bedford; a son, Kevin Hearth of Oolitic; grandchildren, Jessica Tomlinson of Bedford, R.J. Rhodes of Bloomington, Haley Chandler of Bedford, Wesley Hearth of Oolitic and Nathaniel Hearth of Logansport; two great-grandchildren, Konnor James Grubb of Bedford and Gracie Lynn Hays-White of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rita Ann Thompson; a granddaughter, Jana Lynn Tomlinson; a grandson, Roy Wayne White; and a sister, Wilma Jean Thompson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Errol at www.daycarter.com. Patricia A. Earl Patricia A. Earl, 76, Mitchell, died at 3 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Mitchell Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation is in charge of the arrangements. October 18, 2013 Ada C. Goff Feb. 8, 1922 — Oct. 17, 2013 Ada C. Goff, 91, of Bedford, passed away at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday in Owensville. Born Feb. 8, 1922, in Whitesville, Ky., she was the daughter of Egnacias and Mary (Gilmore) Mattingly. She married Lonnie Goff on Oct. 18, 1947; and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1995. She was a food service worker and a homemaker. She was a member of Dive Christian Church in Bedford. Surviving are two daughters, Janet (Alvin) Paul, of Evansville and Maressa Seymour, of Springfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Trina (Stephen) Reed, of Fort Branch, Michael Paul, of Evansville, Jeremy (Sandy) Brookmyer, of Springfield, Ohio, and Jessica Seymour, of Springfield, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gerald Mattingly of Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Martin Frances; one grandson, Joshua Brookmyer; two brothers; and three sisters. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Laura E. Conway Dec. 4, 1925 — Oct. 16, 2013 Laura Ellen Conway, 87, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Hilltop Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Errol W. Thompson Errol Wayne “Cotton” Thompson, 69, Oolitic, died at 2:58 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. October 17, 2013 Mark R. DeVault June 15, 1958 — Oct. 14, 2013 Mark Randal DeVault, 55, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 15, 1958, in Orlando, Fla., he was the son of Harry and Jean (Huffman) DeVault. He married Dixianna J. (Feighner) Griggs on May 20, 2006. Mark was a truck driver for Stone Belt Freight Lines. He was a charter member of University Baptist Church in Orlando and attended Woodville Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Dixie DeVault of Mitchell; children, Brittany A. DeVault and Samuel D. DeVault, both of Bedford; mother, Jean DeVault of Orlando, Fla.; mother of his children, Jamie (Moore) DeVault of Bedford; stepsons, Thomas N. (Shelly) Chapman of Hot Springs, Ark., Brian K. (Tammy) Chapman of Mitchell, and Michael Maze of Bedford; siblings, Reed (Mary Jane) DeVault of Winter Park, Fla., and Sharon (Richard) Metzger of Arcadia, Fla.; several stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His father preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Tunnelton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial Gifts: Montel Williams M.S. Foundations, 331 West 57th St., PMB#420, New York, NY 10019 Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Rebecca Guilkey April, 23, 1936 — Oct. 14, 2013 Rebecca Helene (Hanners) Guilkey, 74, Greenwood, formerly of Bedford, died Monday in Greenwood. A celebration of life gathering will be from 2-3 p.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North, Whiteland. Ada Goff Ada Goff, 91, died this morning. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Laura E. Conway Laura E. Conway, 88, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. October 16, 2013 Phyllis A. Andis Dec. 24, 1929 — Oct. 15, 2013 Phyllis A. Andis, 83, Springville, died at 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1929, in Springville, she was the daughter of Avery and Iva (Walker) Banks. She married John Andis on Dec. 29, 1945, and he survives. She retired from the assembly line at RCA in Bloomington and was a member of the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Mission Church. She enjoyed puzzle books, quilting and gardening. Survivors include her husband, John of Springville; three daughters, Bonnie Brassine, Shirley Abel and Sherri Shelton and husband, Max, all of Springville; a son, Johnny Andis and wife Sandy of Trinity Springs; 13 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Bob Banks of Bloomington and Jim Banks of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harry and Claude “Tub” Banks; and two sons-in-law, Gary Brassine and Bill Abel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Friday at the mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Mission Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Phyllis at www.daycarter.com. Douglas E. Cooper Oct. 22, 1959 — Oct. 13, 2013 Douglas E. Cooper, 53 of Coalmont, died Sunday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Doug was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Larry R. Cooper and Bonnie C. Berring. He was a self-employed lawn mower salesman, and was a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his grandmother; Marie Cross and step-father; Ronald Behymer. Douglas is survived by his wife, Debbie L. (Watts) Cooper; children, Jessica M. (James R.) Dillman of Springville, Julia R. Cooper of Bedford and Derek D. Cooper of Springville; stepchildren, Dustin Watts and Ashley Buskirk both of Jasonville; grandchildren, Cerilene N. Roe, Avah R. Cooper and Ivan M. and Ivy S. McKinley. A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m, Thursday at Burgoon Baptist Church, 8598 Burgoon Church Road, Bloomington, with Brother Harold E. Godsey officiating. Burial will take place at Burgoon Church Cemetery immediately following the service. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family to offset funeral expenses would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Simple Cremations and Burials. Please join Doug’s family in sharing memories on his tribute wall at www.SimpleCremationsandBurials.com. Barbara J. Beyers Oct. 22, 1932 — Oct. 13, 2013 Barbara Joan Beyers, 80, Bedford, died at 11:12 p.m. on Sunday in Bedford. Born Oct. 22, 1932, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Frank and Inez (Duncan) Beyers. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Charity Chapel for several years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1952. Surviving are her niece, Deena (Brad) Conner of Bedford; three great-nieces, Sara (Jim) Terry of Mitchell, Rachel (Tim) Litts of Lorton, Va., and Leah (Thomas) Wray of Norfolk, Va.; two great-great-nieces, Briana Nicole Lawyer of Mitchell and Hannah Emily Litts of Lorton, Va.; four great-great-nephews, Ethan Paul Lawyer of Mitchell, Isaac James Terry of Mitchell, Noah Christopher Litts of Lorton, Va., and Daniel Terry of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty May; and two brothers, Jerry Dean Beyers and Merle Beyers, in infancy. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen DeLong officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Hunter J. Starr April 2, 2012 — Oct. 11, 2013 Hunter Jay Starr, 1, Edinburgh, died Friday at his home. He was born April 2, 2012, in Lawrence County, the son of Cheyene and Bobby Lambert Starr. Survivors include his parents; one brother, Murvan Wayne Starr; grandparents, Martha Marie Matthews, Manchester, Ky., Steve Lambert of Indiana, Susan and David Andis of Bedford, and Pat Starr of Indianapolis; great-grandmas, Janice Roll of Fayetteville and Bertha Andis of Springville; aunts and uncles, Misty and Phil O’Toole of Bedford, Mindy and Aaron Jones of Springville, Jessica and Brice Essex of Columbus and Brandon Lambert of Kentucky; great-aunts and uncles, Wayne and Teresa Roll, Marvin and Linda Roll and Glen Roll; and cousins, Gavin, Triston and Cameron, Eva, Evan, Charlie and Milli, Jennifer, Savannah, Tina and Rocky, Sabrina, Olivia, Janesha, Sheila and Daniel, and Destiny. He was preceded in death by his great-grandpa Murvan Roll. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, County Road 450 North in Bartholomew County. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. today at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th St., Columbus. Online condolences are available at www.jewellrittman.com. Janet G. Terry Aug. 19, 1945 — Oct. 13, 2013 Janet Gayle Terry, 68, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Virginia Beach, Va. Born Aug. 19, 1945, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Arnold and Mary Louise (Roberts) Shoopman. She married Joseph W. Terry Oct. 12, 1969. She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. Surviving are her husband, Joe Terry of Mitchell; children, Angie (David) Hignite of Orleans, Jack L. Merry of Mitchell and Chad (Jenny) Terry of Mitchell; grandchildren, Brandon Dodds, Shaylee Dodds, Jacklyn Merry, Audrey Terry and Addie Terry; great-grandchildren, Caden Dodds, Riley Dodds, Syinthia Dodds, and Jasey Merry; sisters, Wilma (Jim) Fox of Mitchell, Wanita Hopkins of Bedford and Ruthie (James) Hawk of Orleans; and brother, Thomas Austin (Vickie) Akin of Orleans. Her father; mother, Mary Louise Akin; and mother-in-law, Mable Terry, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dan Voorhies officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Jane Lagenour July 26, 1958 — Oct. 14, 2013 Jane Lagenour, 55, of Orleans died Monday at the Indiana University Health Hospice in Bloomington. Jane was born July 26, 1958, in Bedford, the daughter of James and Ruth Shoopman Hawk. She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1976. She worked for many years in the Hawk Greenhouse in Orleans. She is survived by her mother, Ruth Hawk of Orleans. She is also survived by a son, Gavin Lagenour of Orleans; two daughters, Emily Roney of Martinsville and Jessica Lagenour of Orleans; one brother, Kelly Hawk of Orleans; two sons-in-law, Joe Meeks Jr. of Orleans and Thomas Roney of Martinsville; three grandchildren, Jordan, Alec and Abby; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her father and granddaughter, Jada Lagenour. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 19 at the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with Thomas Bostic officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net. Mark R. DeVault June 15, 1958 — Oct. 14, 2013 Mark Randal DeVault, 55, Mitchell, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Monday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Montel Williams M.S. Foundations, 331 W. 57th St., PMB No. 420, New York, NY 10019. October 15, 2013 Robert L. Taylor July 3, 1952 — Oct. 13, 2013 Robert L. Taylor, age 61 of Bedford, passed away on Sunday. He was born in Bedford on July 3, 1952, to Louis T. and Carol R. (Stickles) Taylor. Robert graduated from Oolitic High School in 1970. He married Cathy Baker in 1977. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Cathy Taylor of Bedford; son, Eric (Heather) Taylor of Bedford; daughter, Amanda (Kory) Reagan of Lafayette; his mother, Carol Taylor of Bedford; two brothers, Danny (Karen) Taylor of Greenwood and Mark Taylor of Bedford; grandchildren, Lainy and Chloe Taylor of Bedford, and grandson, Baby Boy Reagan, expected in November. He was preceded in death by his father, Louis; and brother, James L. Taylor. Robert worked as a maintenance technician for Res-Care Inc. He loved to stay busy, doing home renovations and travelling with his family. He was also an avid IU Basketball fan. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. There will be a private family graveside service in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ralph E. Lindley Oct. 27, 1940 — Oct. 12, 2013 Ralph Everett Lindley passed away on Saturday peacefully at his home at Mill Creek Road in Mitchell. The son of Kermit and Verba Lindley, Ralph was born on Oct. 27, 1940, in Paoli. Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Renee Loughmiller; and his brother, Greg Lindley. He leaves behind a sister, Phyllis Freeman (and husband, Harold); sister-in-law, Marcella Lindley; daughters, Shawn King, Lori Smith (husband, Mike Smith), and Jamie Steele (husband, Sean Steele); as well as five grandchildren, Jessica Weaver, Chelsey and Levi Smith, Lindley and Ruel Steele and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Olivia Weaver. Ralph graduated from Paoli High School in 1958. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the early 1960’s on the U.S.S. Macon. He retired from Indiana Bell and was the blacksmith at Spring Mill for a few years where his legacy can be seen in the Hamer Cemetery Gate. He was a Mason, an accomplished woodworker and harmonica player who loved country music, the outdoors, NASCAR and spending time with his companion, Rita Mires. A celebration of Ralph’s life will take place at the Mitchell V.F.W. on State Road 60 at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 the seventy-third anniversary of his birth, and is open to those wishing to share stories, memories and laughs. Barbara J. Beyers Oct. 22, 1932 — Oct. 13, 2013 Barbara Joan Beyers, 80, Bedford, died at 11:12 p.m. on Sunday in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Janet G. Terry Janet G. Terry, 67, died Sunday in Virginia Beach, Va. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Mark R. DeVault Mark R. DeVault, 55, died Monday afternoon at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. October 14, 2013 Mildred S. Meek June 25, 1944 — Oct. 11, 2013 Mildred Suzy Meek, 69, of Bedford, passed away at 6:13 p.m. on Friday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. Born June 25, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Archie and Ida Annis (Byrd) Bex. She married Roy Parker, who passed away on June 18, 1981. She then married Bobby Meek in May of 1985, and he survives. She was a graduate of Huron High School and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis. She worked at IU Assembly Hall in Bloomington as the head secretary to the ticket manager for 34 years, and she retired on June 13, 2001. Surviving are her husband, Bobby Meek of Bedford; three daughters, Wendy Sue Bell of Mitchell, Robbyn (Gary) Murphy of Oolitic and Rebecca (Christopher) Clayton of Bloomington; two sons, Bobby Jr. (Elizabeth) Meek of Cataract and Warren Meek of Bedford; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Bex of North Carolina; two brothers Dale Bex of Martin County and Bob Bex of Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Roy Parker; one sister, Madonna; and one sibling in infancy. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Pastor David Voorhees officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Research Foundation. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Rowana Thompson March 21, 1923 — Aug. 21, 2013 Rowana Maxine Thompson, 90, passed away Aug. 21, 2013, at Columbia Basin Hospital in Euphrata, Wash. Born March 21, 1923, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida Mae (Burton) McPherson. She married William Donald Thompson April 4, 1945. Rowana was a homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Surviving are her husband, William Donald Thompson of Epharata, Wash.; children, William D. Thompson, Jr. of Washington state, Rodney C. Thompson of Great Falls, Mont., and Janice Gail Thompson of Ephrata; grandchildren, Craig Thompson and Richard Thompson; great-grandson, Aiden Thompson; and sisters, Kathryn Parks and Agatha Merry, both of Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Leland McPherson, Emmett McPherson, Faye Chastain, Lorena Eversole and Burton McPherson. Graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery. Father Rick Eldred officiated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. October 13, 2013 Elizabeth Ann Girdley Dec. 3, 1929 — Oct. 10, 2013 Elizabeth Ann Girdley, age 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 4:11 p.m., at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born in Lawrence County on December 3, 1929, to Rolla & Emma (Fry) Moore. She married Wayne Girdley on September 3, 1959, and he survives. She was a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Education. Elizabeth was a retired school teacher after teaching in the Monroe County public school corporation; she was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, and IU Alumni Club. Elizabeth was a dedicated and devoted wife of Wayne; she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, and four sisters, Regina, Mary, Virginia and Alice. Graveside services will be held on October 14, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford. October 12, 2013 Tommy O. Webb Sept. 30, 1952 — Oct. 10, 2013 Tommy O. Webb, 61 of Bedford, died at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday in Bedford. Born Sept. 30, 1952, in Bauxite, Ark., he was the son of Merida Orville and Mary (Juliano) Webb. He married Kathy Craig on June 26, 1982, in Bedford; and she survives. Tommy was a graduate of Indiana State University and he went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education at Indiana University. He was a teacher at BNL; where he also coached, worked the chains at the Varsity football games, worked the clock at Varsity basketball games, and drove the Star Cruiser for the football and basketball teams for many years. He was over the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at BNL. He was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Patriot Masonic Lodge No. 750 F&AM, Oolitic. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Webb of Bedford; one son, Jason Webb of Bedford; one daughter, Kayla Lewis and husband Tyler, of Oolitic; and one half-sister, Mary of New York. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one half-brother. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bedford North Lawrence High School Fieldhouse with Pastor Tony C. Hansen and Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 1-8 p.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the fieldhouse. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bedford North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation in honor of Tommy Webb. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Elizabeth A. Girdley Dec. 3, 1929 — Oct. 10, 2013 Elizabeth Ann Girdley, 83, Bloomington, died at 4:11 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. October 11, 2013 Wendell E. Nikirk May 8, 1931 — Oct. 9, 2013 Wendell Emerson Nikirk, 82 of Oolitic passed away on Wednesday at his residence. Born on May 8, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Issac Nikirk and Lizzie (Butler) Nikirk. He married Ann Peavler Williams on Jan. 25 of 1957, and she preceded him in death. Ann’s first husband died of polio in April of 1955. He raised her children and had two other children. Daughters are Cheryl Williams (Gary) Bryant of Bloomington, Linda Williams (Ron) Anderson of Bloomington, Vallerie Nikirk Smith of Oolitic and Wendy Nikirk (Steve) Butterfield of Oolitic. He was preceded in death by his brother Walter Nikirk. Surviving siblings are Elsie Webb and Warren Nikirk. Surviving half-siblings are Betty Spear, Kay Rathsman, Jerry Nikirk and Mike Nikirk. He has four grandchildren Darbi Smith, Shelbi Smith, Brant Butterfield, and Hope Butterfield all of Oolitic. He has several nieces, nephews and cousins. He graduated from Oolitic High School in 1949. He graduated with a BS in Education from Indiana University in 1961. He served in the US Army 1955-1957 in Korea. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Kentucky Colonels, Masonic Temple (home lodge-White River 332, current lodge-American Patriot 750). He coached basketball and taught at Heltonville, Fayetteville and Medora high schools. He also taught at Bedford High School. He retired from West Washington Elementary, where he was the assistant principal and guidance counselor. He was the vice president of the North Lawrence Community Schools Board of Trustees. He had served on the board for 25 years. He served in the field of education for 60 years. He established and developed the Rolling Acres subdivision in 1963. He attended Fayetteville Baptist Church and Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. He is a former member of the following: Homebuilders Association; Oolitic Town Board; Oolitic Kiwanis; National Teamsters Union; Indiana High School Coaches Association; National Education Association; Indiana State Teachers Association; Indiana School Board Association and Bedford Elks Club. He was a charter member of the Bedford Exchange Club and was a vested member of the Scottish Rite. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Cresthaven Mausoleum Chapel with military rites by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Schafer Auditorium (Bedford Middle School) with a Masonic Services beginning at 6 p.m. Donations can be made at Hoosier Hills Credit Union for the Wendell Nikirk Scholarship Fund. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Robert Bartlett Feb. 1, 1926 — Oct. 9, 2013 Robert “Bob” Bartlett, 87, of Bloomington passed away Oct. 9 at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Bedford, to Olin and Mae (LuAllen) Bartlett. Robert worked as a heavy equipment operator for WL Thomas Construction, Stone City Construction and retired from Operating Engineers Local 841. He was a member of the Stanford Masonic Lodge 173 for 50 years; Fraternal Order of Eagles for 40 years; and Fraternal Order of Police as a Life Member. He is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Ronald) McClain and Linda Bradlyn; grandchildren, Ashley McClain, Amber (Doug) Schiefelbein and Stephanie Deckard, all of Indianapolis; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Warren (Paula) Bartlett of Bloomfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan (Stansbury) Bartlett; siblings, Lucille Meadows, Roy Bartlett, and Carolyn Sue Shumate. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Bartlettsville Cemetery in Bartlettsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to IU Health Hospice House. Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org. Miriam Quinn March 28, 1934 — Oct. 10, 2013 Miriam Quinn, 79, Shoals, died at 8 a.m. Thursday at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Emmons Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. October 10, 2013 George Hanners March 21, 1936 — Oct. 3, 2013 George F. Hanners, 77, of Mitchell passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Oct. 3 at Mitchell Manor. He was born in Lawrence County on March 21, 1936, to William and Elizabeth (Doan) Hanners. He married Maxine Tobias on March 7, 1976, and she survives George had worked many jobs, including at Spring Mill State Park and he was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. Survivors include his wife, Maxine Hanners of Mitchell; sister, Helen Cooper of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Martha Hanners of Orleans; nieces, Michelle Hanners of Orleans and Stormie Hanners of Georgia; and nephews, Brian Hanners of Orleans, Tommy Hanners of Georgia and Billy Hanners of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and William Hanners; sister, Clara May; and niece, Thelma Burton. Cremation was chosen. Celebration of Life will be from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday at the Bryantsville Church of Christ, on U.S. 50 West. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Wendell Nikirk Wendell Nikirk, 82, Oolitic, died at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Henry O. Cook March 20, 1935 — Oct. 9, 2013 Henry O. Cook, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at White River Lodge in Bedford. Born March 20, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charlie W. and Oleva Edna (Brown) Cook. He married Bonnie Marie Elliott June 28, 1961. Henry was a dairy farmer and had also been employed at Jackson-Jennings County Co-op, and lastly at T&G Construction. He graduated from Tunnelton High School in 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Cook of Mitchell; daughter, Rebekah “Becky” (Brian) Tolbert of Williams; granddaughter, Whitley Nicole Tolbert; siblings, Rachel (Marvin) Garrison of Orleans, Harry Omer Cook of Bedford and Virginia (Larry) Hill of Shelbyville. His parents and sister, Ruth Ratliff, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Ray Jones and Brother Richard Holt officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Tim Banks, David Garrison, Barry Elliott, Noble Jeffries, Phillip Ratliff and Benny Grimes. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. October 09, 2013 Cody E. Chastain Oct. 28, 1991 — Oct. 7, 2013 Cody E. Chastain, 21, Bedford, died Monday at his residence. Surviving are his mother, Stephanie (Deford) Williams and stepfather, Darryl Williams; his sister, Samantha Dawn Chastain; along with aunts, Ginger Purdy and Frankie Johnson; uncles, Jordan Stroud, Eric Deford and Billy Deford; great-aunts, Lauri Cooper, Diane Meadows, Cynthia Hammersly and Soni Stout; great-uncle, John W. Cooper; as well as several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Lila Jean (Cooper) Stroud; grandfather, William “PeeWee” Deford; and great-uncles, David S. Cooper and Ronald E. Cooper. He worked at PRD. Visitation is from 1-3:45 p.m. Thursday at the Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell, with graveside service at 4 p.m. at the Mitchell Cemetery. October 08, 2013 Beulah J. Helton Dec. 1, 1928 — Oct. 7, 2013 Beulah J. Helton, 84, of Bedford and formerly of Williams, passed away at 6:50 a.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health in Bedford. Born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Otis Nicholson and Jessie (Heady) Nicholson. She married Dewey A. Helton on Jan. 31, 1947, and he preceded her in death on April 25, 2005. Beulah was a Homemaker and a member of the Old Union Christian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Marie Pruett and husband Harley of Williams and Linda Todd and husband Jim of Bedford; six grandchildren, Danny Pruett, Roxi Robinson, Lenny Pruett, Kenny Todd, Bill Todd and Jill Todd; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one granddaughter, Kimberly M. Todd; one great-grandson, Lenny Gage Pruett; a granddaughter-in-law, Lori Pruett; four brothers, Robert, Franklin, Otis Ervin and Bill Nicholson; and a special friend, Juanita Quillen. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike Holsapple officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at Day & Carter Mortuary from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Beulah at www.daycarter.com. James E. Vaughn Jan. 5, 1921 — Oct. 6, 2013 James E. Vaughn, age 92 of Bedford, passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health in Bedford. He was born on Jan. 5, 1921, in Virden, Ill., to Albert O. and Lula (Cook) Vaughn. James married Barbara L. Stevens in Danville, Ill., and she preceded him in death on July 4, 1990. James retired from GM Powertrain, where he was Assistant Superintendent of Die Cast. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, he was a former member of Merrill’s Marauders in the South Pacific, and they fought behind enemy lines, CBI Theater. James was a member of the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, and Bedford Free Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Fields and husband Wilbur of Oolitic and Rebecca Andrews and husband Mark of Bozeman, Mont.; one son, Daniel Lee Vaughn and wife Antonia of Tonasket, Wash.; four grandchildren, Megan Andrews of Raleigh, N.C., Josh Andrews of Bozeman, Mont., Kristin Wintin and husband Frank of Bedford, and Garrick Fields and wife Marsha of New Albany; and one great-grandson, Paul Fields of New Albany. James was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers and five sisters. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Brother Mark Duncan officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Mary F. Terrell March 16, 1944 — Oct. 6, 2013 Mary Frances Terrell, 69, Mitchell, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at her residence. Born March 16, 1944, in Summer Shade, Ky., she was the daughter of William Martin “Bill” and Annie Belle (Riddle) Melton. Mary Frances was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary, and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of 18 years, William “Bill” Terrell of Mitchell; children, Cathie (Steve) Wampler of Mitchell, Mary (Brian) Reynolds of Bedford, Richard (Becky) VanMeter, Matthew VanMeter, Kimberly (Jason) Terrell, and Missy Terrell, all of Mitchell and Christy Terrell of Bedford; sisters, Linda (Danny) Hopper of Orleans and Brenda Gilstrap of Bedford; brother, Jerry (Marylou) Melton of Bedford; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Her parents; first husband, Leroy “Dickie” VanMeter; and sister, Nellie Sue Slaten, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Jacob Terrell, Richard Lee VanMeter, Christopher Tolbert, Dominic Tolbert, Ashton Beavers, Clayton Beavers, Josh McPherson, and Chris Tolbert. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Esther R. Freed Oct. 25, 1937 — Oct. 6, 2013 Esther Ruth Freed, 75, Mitchell, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Born Oct. 25, 1937, in Lee County, Va., she was the daughter of Cecil Neal and Cornia Irene (Hopkins) Ball. She married Charles F. Freed June 5, 1955. She was a homemaker and attended Grace Bible Church. Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Freed of Mitchell; children, Charles David Freed and Theresa Ann Tincher, both of Mitchell, Debbie Lynn (Billy) Hall of Lawrenceport, Jackie Neal Freed of Bedford and Bobby Gene Freed of Mitchell; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, James Ball of Kokomo and Alan Ball of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gloria Kay Snow and Golden Cottengaim; and brothers, Tony Ball and Lester Ball. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Dave Mikulsky officiating. There will be no visitation at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Jerry Lee Clark April 4, 1943 — Oct. 5, 2013 Jerry Lee Clark, 70, of Camby died Saturday at his residence. Born April 4, 1943, in Jackson County, he was the son of Robert Stanley “Bob” and Lula Maxine “Toots” (Wilkerson) Clark. He retired from General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1961-1964 as an E-3 on the USS Intrepid. He was a member of the Spring Hill Christian Center in Mooresville and had a nursing home ministry and had read his Bible from beginning to end over 30 times. He was a pilot and loved flying. Survivors include a son, Jerry L. Clark II of Greencastle; a daughter, Kimberlee Maners of Bedford; three grandchildren, Emilee N. (Clark) Woodsmall and husband Matt of Indianapolis, and Jasmine Grimes and Christian Pickard, both of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Clark and Farren Woodsmall; a brother, James Clark and wife Bev of Bedford; and his ex-wife, Violet Carol (Sears) Clark Mikels of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Vernon Thompson and Rodney Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville 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 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Spring Hill Christian Center in Mooresville and from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Jerry at www.daycarter.com. John E. Terry Dec. 11, 1938 — Oct. 6, 2013 John E. Terry, 74, of Columbus went to be with the Lord at 1:13 p.m. on Sunday at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. John was a member of Columbus Baptist Church, where he served as Music Director. From September 1958 to October 1971 he was the lead singer for the Gospel Five Quartet and formerly sang with the Singing Sands; he enjoyed bowling and golfing. John retired from Golden Foundry in 2003 where he had worked for 32 years. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street in Columbus, with the Revs. Charles Kennedy and Don Phillips officiating. Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home. After the funeral on Thursday, calling hours will be from 2-3 p.m. Thursday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church, State Road 158 in Silverville. Following the calling hours, a graveside service will be at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Mr. Terry’s son Brian Terry. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be sent to the Terry family at www.barkesweaverglick.com John was born in Martin County on Dec. 11, 1938, the son of George Earl and Lillian Thelma Mitchell Terry. He married Marcella Burkhart on April 22, 1977. Survivors include his wife; children, Brian (Rachel) Terry of Shoals, Barry (Pattie) Terry of Livonia and Beth (Jim) Tomlinson of Mitchell; brothers, William (Norma) Terry of Silverville, Eugene Terry of Marietta, Ohio and his twin brother, James (Judith) Terry of Bedford; grandchildren, Erin (Jason) McColley of Bloomington, Nicholas Terry serving in the Army stationed in Italy and Coy and Cassidy Blondell, both of Mitchell; 11 step grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda (Charles) Breeding of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Terry; and sisters Mildred Terrell and Ruth McCollum. Eddie L. Glover Dec. 14, 1935 — Oct. 6, 2013 Eddie L. Glover, 77, Greentown, passed away on Sunday at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1935, in Bedford, to Frank Glover and Sabina (Swango) Hamilton. On Sept. 11, 1986, he married Charlotte (Pickering) Glover, and she survives. He served in the United States Air Force and worked for Chrysler for 30 years before retiring in 1989. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of UAW Local 1166. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Candace (Bill) Green; five stepchildren; five sisters, Cheryl Dillard, Beverly Trowbridge, Mary Alice Schlehuser, Vicki Harrison, and Tona Moore; 17 stepgrandchildren; 28 step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; mother; and stepmother, Ruth Glover. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home with Chaplain Virgil Barker officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com. Cody E. Chastain Oct. 28, 1991 — Oct. 7, 2013 Cody Everett Chastain, 21, Bedford, died Monday morning at his residence. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-3:45 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. October 07, 2013 Vivian McQuinley March 23, 1922 — Oct. 3, 2013 Vivian Nora McQuinley, 91, of Mitchell, succumbed to a variety of illnesses on Thursday morning at Westview Nursing Facility, Bedford, while surrounded by family and friends. Nora was born March 23, 1922, in Robbins, Tenn., to Fred and Gracie Mae Barger Willoughby. On Aug. 28, 1948, she was married in Hamilton, Ohio, to Henry Carter McQuinley, who died Aug. 15, 2000. They had traveled to all of the 50 states and seven foreign countries. Nora enjoyed listening to music, but most of all she enjoyed her family. A regular attendee of Orchard Valley Community Church in Aurora, Ill., Nora was baptized in September 2002. Nora is survived by her daughter, Florence Lewis and Bert Bonotto of Mitchell; two sons, Marshall McQuinley and wife, Connie of Sheridan, Ill. and Lawrence Smith of Lakeland, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Carpenter of Henderson, Nev., and Frances Cook of Hamilton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband of 52 years, Nora was also preceded in death by a great-great-grandson, Eli. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel in Connersville. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from noon until the service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University Alzheimer Research. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com. Douglas Apple Dec. 1, 1964 — Oct. 5, 2013 Douglas Evan Apple, 48, Paoli, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 1, 1964, to Russell Frederick and Norma Jean (May) Apple. He married Melissa June Hess on Nov. 10, 1984. He was a 1983 graduate of Paoli High School and was employed by Crop Production Services and had worked for Essex in Orleans. He enjoyed his grandchildren; his dog, Millie; his ‘grand-dogs’ Ruby and G.R.; Mopar car shows and riding his Yamaha 250. Survivors include his wife, Melissa; daughters, “A.J.” Alissa (Evan) Terrell and Lana (Simon) Terrell, of Paoli; son, Evan (Kathleen Cruz) Apple of Paoli; grandchildren, Aubrey Apple and William and Lily Terrell; sister, Linda (Frankie) Barnett, of Paoli; brothers, Dallas (Annette) Apple, of Salem, and Donald (Myra) Apple, of Bedford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glennis and Esther Hess, of Paoli; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bryan (Misty) Hess, Glenda (James) Mahuron, Chad (Hilda) Hess, and Brent Hess; several nieces and nephews; his best friend, Naaman (Carla) Taylor and daughters, Bobbi Jo and Courtney Taylor. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Paoli United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. McAdams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: The Good Samaritan Fund at the Orange County Community Foundation. Doug had appealed for those who were eligible to give blood to consider donating through the American Red Cross. James E. Vaughn James E. Vaughn, 92, Bedford, died at 3:10 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Mary F. Terrell Mary F. Terrell, 69, died at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Esther Freed Esther Freed, 75, died at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home. October 06, 2013 The Rev. Claude Chastain, Jr. Jan. 23, 1931 — Oct. 4, 2013 The Rev. Claude Chastain, Jr., 82, went to be with the Lord at 8:40 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Born January 23, 1931, in Mitchell, he was the son of Claude and Mary Nettie (Fields) Chastain. He married Nancy Elaine Terrell July 9, 1953. He was a Church of the Nazarene minister and pastored at Francisco, Freedom, Kurtz, and 40 years at Shoals, retiring in 2012. Claude was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. He retired in 1991 from Carpenter Body Works with 22 years of service. Claude was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving: wife, Nancy E. Chastain, Mitchell; son, Don (Debbie) Chastain, Mitchell; daughters, Joyce (Jim) Coulter, Bedford and Linda (Scott) Pendley, Bloomington; grandchildren, Stacy Bartlett, Joshua Chastain, Jonathan Holt, Katie Chastain and Eric Holt; six great grandchildren; brother, Eugene Curtis Chastain, Yorktown; and sister, Rowanna Lupher, Mitchell. His parents and sisters, Pauline LaVerne Wilkerson, and Marilyn Madge Cauble, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, October 7, at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Matt Moore and Rev. Dwight Dunbar 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 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Monday at the church. Casketbearers: Josh Chastain, Jonathan Holt, Eric Holt, Lonnie Cauble, Kevin Cauble and Todd Bartlett. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Harley Robertson April 25, 1943 — Oct. 3, 2013 Harley Robertson, 70, of Bedford, died at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at his residence in Seymour. Born April 25, 1943 in Lawrence County, Ind., he was the son of Jason and Sarah (Duncan) Robertson. He married Brenda Masters; and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2003. He was a member of Glenlawn Apostolic Church in Seymour, attended Guide Pointe Apostolic Church in Bedford and worked at several sawmills and stone mills. Surviving are his daughters, Tina Jo Robertson (Paul David Mills Sr.) of Mitchell, Misty Jo Robertson of Mitchell, and Shelley Dee Byers (Luther Byers) of Bedford; companion, Cindy Crater and family of Seymour; five grandchildren; James Byers, Dedra Byers, Joyce Nicole Robertson, Eric Robertson, and Paul Mills Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Gabe Edmonson, Carly Pridemore and baby-to-be, Adalynn Terrell; two sisters, Sherry Robertson and Herley (Robertson) Walls; two brothers, Owen Lee Robertson and Ralph Robertson; four half-brothers and four half-sisters; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Aden Taylor: great-grandson, Sammi Edmonson; and brother-in-law, Gerald Walls. Funeral service will be on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Miller. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Leabert W. Wray Jan. 25, 1927 — Oct. 4, 2013 Leabert Wray, 86, of Bloomington, passed away Friday at the Westview Nursing Home in Bedford. Leabert was born on January 25, 1927, in Monroe County, Ind.; he was the son of Luther and Nora (Cain) Wray. Leabert was a WWII Navy veteran. He was a truck driver and retired Teamsters Union. Leabert was a member of the Crossroads Community Church serving as a trustee and usher. Leabert is survived by his children Jerry Wray of Fischer, TX, Joe Wray of Bloomington, IN, David Wray of Green Bay, WI, Dennis Wray of Bloomington, IN, Darlene Kelley of Spencer, IN, and Darla Wilson of Bloomington, IN; one sister Lovena Waldrip of Bloomington, IN; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Estelle (Brown) Wray and second wife Betty (Sparks) Wray. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at Clear Creek Cemetery with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads Community Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Paula M. ‘Polly’ Browning Jan. 7, 1920 — Sept. 23, 2013 Polly Browning passed away September 23, 2013, in Sarasota, FL, at the age of 93. She is formerly of Bloomington and Bedford, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, George H. and Anna M. Megnin, as well as her husband, Claude V. She is survived by her daughter, Pam Hindman of Sarasota, FL; her son, Steve (Lisa J.) of Olive Branch, MS; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, IN. October 05, 2013 Joseph King May 6, 1929 — Oct. 3, 2013 Joseph James King, 84, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the home of his daughter, Sandra Kay Mead. Born May 6, 1929, in Huron, he was the son of Bruce and Helen (Owen) King. He married Genevieve Ruth Tincher April 24, 1948, and she preceded him in death December 19, 2007. He retired from General Motors and was a member of UAW Local 440. Mr. King graduated from Huron High School in 1947 and was a member of the Huron Church of God. Surviving: daughter, Sandra Kay Mead; granddaughters, Kristen Hudson and Amanda Mead; great-grandchildren, Kaylyn, Jameson, and Ella; and a sister, Wanda Pruett, Huron. His parents, wife, sisters, Mary Alice Terry and Edith Marie King, and brother, Frances “Plug” King, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, October 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts: Huron Church of God. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Claude Chastain The Rev. Claude Chastain, Jr., 82, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. October 04, 2013 Pauline Scherschel Jan. 23, 1920 — Oct. 2, 2013 A. Pauline Sherschel, age 93, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. A lifelong resident of the Coxton neighborhood, she had been a resident of Garden Villa since March of this year. Born Jan. 23, 1920, Pauline was the daughter of Stephen Edward and Anna (Easton) Crabb. She was a 1939 graduate of Shawswick High School and married Edward W. Scherschel on April 27, 1942. He preceded her in death on April 11, 1990. Also preceding her were sons Karl Edward, Harold William and Timothy Leander Scherschel; her parents and siblings Stephen E, Carl T and Ivy Pearl Crabb and Edith Butler. She is survived by sons Bernard Allen, Benjamin Allen (Rose) and Gary Kevin (Sheila) Scherschel of Bedford; daughter Ann Scherschel of Indianapolis; daughters-in-law Carol Scherschel of Bedford and Judith Scherschel of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Pauline loved people and working with the public. She was a 4-H club leader for at least 20 years before working two years at Diane’s Dress Shop and 15 years as a Montgomery Ward sales associate, retiring in 1985. To keep busy after retirement she became a member of the Dunn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, helped organize the surgery hostess group, was a member of TWIGS (Together With Important Goals Shared) and served as a receptionist at the hospital. She accumulated more than 7,000 hours of service in her 17-plus years of volunteering at the hospital. Pauline was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, IN, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Bedford and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with burial to follow at Cresthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with rosary service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. James E. Byrd Sept. 7, 1932 — Oct. 2, 2013 James E. Byrd, 81, of Norman, died at 5:08 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at his residence. Born Sept. 7, 1932 in Hazard, Ky., he was the son of Oscar Washington Byrd and Pearl Byrd. He had worked in area stone mills. Survivors include two sons, Buddy Connerlly of Houston, Texas, and Donald P. Byrd and wife, Martha of Bedford; three daughters, Suzie Martinez and husband, David of Frostproof, Fla., Anna Henderson and husband, Raymond of Orleans, Judy Reef and husband, Doug of Norman; a step-daughter, Glenda Wellman-Nicholson; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; a sister Thelma Chastain and a brother, Donald H. Byrd both of Texas; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of James at www.daycarter.com. Joseph King Joseph James King, 84, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Sandra Kay Mead, in Prospect, Ky. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: Huron Church of God. Nancy Reuter Nancy Nicholson Reuter, 45, formerly of Bedford, died recently in Surprise, Ariz. She is the daughter of the late Don Nicholson and Kyu Soon Nicholson. October 03, 2013 Mary Kimmel Sept. 16, 1928 — Oct. 2, 2013 Mary Olive Lockenour Kimmel, 85, of Bedford died at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at her residence. Born September 16, 1928, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of George and Esther (Turner) Lockenour. She married Jack Andrew Kimmel on April 26, 1947, in Bedford, and he survives. She retired from Bloomington Hospital and assisted in the care of the elderly in their homes. She was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. She loved embroidery and made pillowcases, tablecloths and baby blankets for everyone. Survivors include her husband, Jack of Bedford; four sons, Steven Kimmel and wife, Elayne, Benjamin Kimmel and wife, Gayle, Dwight Kimmel and wife, Barbara, all of Springville, and Joseph Kimmel and wife, Cheryl of Bedford; two daughters, Bonnie Morrow and husband, Bruce of Nashville, and Connie Kimmel of Bedford; grandchildren, Teresa Barger and husband, Tony, Jill Smith and husband, David, Darren Kimmel and wife, Libby, Capt. Travis Kimmel and wife, Blair, Brandt Kimmel and wife, Ashlie, Lane Jesse Kimmel and wife, Lesley, Zach Kimmel, Nikki Kimmel, Abby McAfee and husband, and Nolan and Wes Morrow; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Vance Lockenour and Charles Smith. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com. Robert C. Mitchell March 15, 1923 — Oct. 2, 2013 Robert C. Mitchell, 90, of Oolitic died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at his residence. Born March 15, 1923 in Oolitic, he was the son of Cecil and Clysta (Brown) Mitchell. He married Lois Smith on January 18, 1946, and she died on June 24, 1985. He later married Lorene Baker on February 15, 1987, and she survives. He retired from Oolitic Water Works and NWSC Crane. He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ and attended Fairview Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Lorene of Oolitic; four children, Gary Mitchell and wife, Ronda of Springville, Brenda Lambrecht and husband, Jerry of Bedford, Terry Mitchell of Oolitic, and Diana Edwards and husband, Anthony of Oolitic; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; stepdaughters, Toni Hedge and husband, Gary of Mitchell, and Janie Hill and husband, Dave of Bedford; a stepson, Pat Baker and wife, Joann of Texas; eight step-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Mills of Oolitic. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Betty Johnson and Lucille Pritchett and a stepson, Mike Baker. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 4, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bros. Richard Holt and Anthony Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com. Roger Goen Nov. 15, 1955 — Oct. 1, 2013 Roger Lee Goen, 57, of Bedford died at 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at his residence. Born November 15, 1955, in Bedford, he was the son of Hubert Goen and Pauline (Wilder) Goen. He had worked nearly 28 years for Indiana Limestone Co. and later worked as a railroad repairman. He also worked as a trail boss at Spring Mill State Park. He was an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are his mother, Pauline Goen, Mitchell; his life partner, Sandra Conley, Bedford; two daughters, Andrea Brown, Bedford, and Ivy Goen, Greene County; two sons, Travis Lee Goen, Bedford, and Christian Lee Goen, Greene County; two grandchildren, Hunter Lee Brown and Zoey Lee Goen, both of Bedford; and one sister, Sheila Goen, Huron; He was preceded in death by his father. A graveside service is planned at Tunnelton Cemetery, Tunnelton, Indiana, at 2:30 Friday, October 4, 2013, with Reno Bates officiating. Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Ruby Pritchett April 26, 1936 — Oct. 2, 2013 Ruby Violet (Brassine) Pritchett, 77,of Bedford died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at White River Lodge. Born April 26, 1936, in Martin County, she was the daughter of David and Violet (Fortner) Brassine. She married Fredrick Austin Pritchett, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a homemaker and member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. Survivors include two children, Michael Austin Pritchett of Springville and Kiva Sean (Pritchett) Gratzer and husband, William of Bedford; five grandchildren, Stephanie Renea Pritchett, Jennifer Michelle Pritchett, Maria Elizabeth (Pritchett) Mull and husband, Nathan, Darinda Lynn (Welch) Gross and husband, Kevin, and Kebrina Lea (Gratzer) Metzler and husband, Julio; seven great-grandchildren, Kellsy (Christensen) Thompson and husband, Josh, William (Billy) Christensen, Garrett Gross, Aidyn Gross, Brianna Metzler, Savannah Metzler and Gabriel Metzler; a brother, Opal Brassine of Bedford; four sisters, Pearl Rains of Bedford, Lucy Marybelle Shadle of Bowling Green, Ky., Ann Wilson and Patricia Moore and husband, Ronald, all of Bedford; eight nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, William Edward Pritchett; a sister-in-law, Beverly Brassine; three brothers-in-law, Frank Rains, Russ Shadle and Larry Wilson. No visitation or services are scheduled. Cremation was chosen. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. James Hickman Oct. 1, 1947 — Oct. 1, 2013 James E. Hickman, Jr., 66, of Norman, Ind., died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at IU Health, Indianapolis. Born October 1, 1947, in Sullivan, he was the son of James E. Hickman, Sr. and Lillian Mae (Criss) Hickman. He married Barbara A. Burris on December 4, 1965, in Coalmont (Clay County) Indiana; she died November 19, 2012. He was a tree trimmer, retired; a member of Fairview Community Church, Bedford, and a member of the Monon Historical-Technical Society. Surviving are four sons, Paul (Donna) Hickman, Vallonia, Ind.; James Hickman, Brazil, Ind.; Mike Hickman, Norman, Ind.; and Dale Hickman, Norman, Ind.; one daughter, Linda St. John, Spencer, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Tom (Mary) Hickman, Freetown, Ind.; one step-sister, Debbie Page, W. Virginia; and one step-brother, Wesley McCarthy, W. Virginia. He was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Lynch. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday, October 4, 2013, at Fairview Community Church, Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, at Fairview Cemetery, Linton, Ind. Friends may call on Friday, 10 a.m. until noon at the Fairview Community Church, Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. David McGuire Aug. 28, 1938 — Sept. 29, 2013 David E. McGuire was born on August 28, 1938, in Bedford, Indiana to Oliver E. and Margaret (Shaff) McGuire. He entered the United States Air Force on August 20, 1956, and retired on April 30, 1978. After his retirement, he joined the parts department at Scoggin Dickey and retired in 2008 after 30 years of loyal service. He married Betty Linda Brewington on April 27, 1991. He died on Sept. 29. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Linda McGuire; son, LaRay McGuire; daughters, Kelly Joest (Robert) and Dava Gail Franklin; grandchildren, Joshua Shankles, Chelsea Taylor, Ashlee Franklin, Brenna Franklin and Kristen Clawson (Cody), Jacquelyn Joest, Cannon Joest; great-grandchildren, Andrew Clawson and Brayden Clawson; brother, Charles McGuire (Margaret); and sisters, Sharon Vaught (Boomie) and Mary Lee (Don). He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Margaret McGuire, and a sister, Barbara Goodin. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. Burial will be with full military honors. He lived in Lubbock, Texas. James Byrd James Byrd of Jackson County, died at 5:08 pm on Wednesday, October 2, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary. October 02, 2013 Michael Brown Jan. 17, 1952 — Sept. 28, 2013 Michael Lewis Brown, 61, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday in Stroud, Okla. Born Jan. 17, 1952, in Bedford, he was the son of John Lewis and Ruth Evelyn (Blackburn) Brown. Mike was a farmer and had been employed at Visteon. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1970, attended Georgia Southern University, and was a member of the Lion and Lamb Ministries. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250. Surviving: children, Stephanie (Steven) Sipes, Mitchell; Bradley (Nikki) Brown, Orleans; Brent (Emily) Brown, Leipsic; mother, Ruth Emmert, Bedford; grandchildren, Alexis Brown, Makenzy Brown, Nate Brown, Nash Brown; brother, Greg Brown, Mitchell. His father, John Lewis Brown, and grandparents, Clyde and Harriett (Mann) Brown, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Pat Sinnott officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Charlie Ducker, James Sanders, Ben Neely, Greg Brown, Brent Toliver and Tim Beavers. Memorial Gifts: Lion and Lamb Ministries. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Edward Phillips Dec. 30, 1964 — May 2, 2013 Edward O. Phillips, age 48 of Williams, passed away at his residence on May 2, 2013. He was born in Martinsville to Ray and Lena (Morrow) Phillips on Dec. 30, 1964. Survivors include his father and step-mother; Rev. Ray and Brenda Phillips of Mitchell; sisters Carolyn Ice of Marysville, Kansas, Linda Simpson of Birdseye, Abby Eggers of Bedford, Melissa Phillips of Mitchell; brother; Wayne Kidd of Bedford; step-brothers Christian Simmons of Mitchell, Jason Simmons of Mitchell and several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his mother Lena M. (Morrow) Phillips on Dec. 8, 2008, his grandparents; Sherman and Elsey Morrow, and Owen and Lela Phillips, a brother in infancy, Sherman Phillips. Cremation was chosen. His remains were buried on Sept. 14, 2013, at Springville West Cemetery. Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Leah Ruth Beyers Aug. 17, 1929 — Oct. 1, 2013 Leah Ruth Beyers, 84, passed away at 5:38 a.m. Tuesday at North Park Nursing Center, where she was visiting for a few days. Born Aug. 17, 1929, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Leslie Lee and Ruth Alene (Schreibner) Beyers. Leah was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed going to church, listening to music, and had many friends, including her friends at Evansville ARC. Surviving: brothers, Daniel Lee (Diana) Beyers, Bedford, Joseph Leslie (Brenda) Beyers, Bedford; sisters, Della Sue Wildman, Louisville, Ky., Mae Blossom (Danny) Weddle, Evansville; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Her parents, and twin sisters, Hope Beyers, and Faith Beyers, preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Danny Weddle officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. A memorial service will be scheduled later in Evansville. Memorial gifts: Washington Avenue Church of Christ, 4001 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Indiana 47714. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. John Tolbert Feb. 16, 1955 — Sept. 30, 2013 John Alan Tolbert, 58, of Orleans, died Monday at the IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli. John was born Feb. 16, 1955, in Bedford, the son of Joseph and Alberta Mae Johnson Tolbert. He is survived by his sister, Molly and her husband, Darryl Powell of Mitchell. A nephew and his fiance, Joey Powell and Kambie Neal of Spencer survive John. A niece Casey and her husband, Andy Fields of Bedford survive, along with a great-nephew, Connor Fields and great niece, Adilyn Fields. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans. Pallbearers will be Joey Powell, Andy Fields, Steve Padgett, Phil Padgett, Barry Compton and Guy Wayne Johnson. Friends and family are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net. October 01, 2013 Leonard Blackwell Oct. 14, 1925 — Sept. 30, 2013 Leonard J. Blackwell, 87, of Bedford died at 11:50 a.m. on Monday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital surrounded by wife, family and pastor. Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Monroe County, he was the son of Burl G. and Inez (Anderson) Blackwell. He married Elizabeth M. Norris on Aug. 4, 1946, and she survives. He was a proud veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. Joining the Marine Corps in December of 1943 he was a member of the South Pacific Fleet stationed in Oahu, Hawaii overlooking Pearl Harbor. After his military service, he was a journeyman machinist and later a foreman at Bedford Foundry & Machine Co. He was a superintendent of maintenance at Indiana Limestone Co. and also worked at Indiana Steel & Engineering. He retired as a supervisor of maintenance for General Motors. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM and Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He was an exceptional craftsman who enjoyed flying and building airplanes and wooden models. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of Bedford; a son, Gary Blackwell and wife, Carol of Bedford; a grandson, Brent Blackwell and wife, Natalee of Greenwood; three great-grandchildren, Caiden Hill, Aubree Hill and Elisabette Blackwell; a brother, Robert Blackwell and wife, Jerri of Columbus; one niece and two nephews and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Mark Calvert-Rosenberger officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Leonard at www.daycarter.com.

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