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Obituaries — October 2016

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

October 31, 2016 John Lambrecht June 22, 1930 — Oct. 28, 2016 John Lambrecht, 86, of Bedford, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born June 22, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Edward and Helen Dorothy Hawkins Lambrecht. He married Dorothy Earl on May 22, 1954, and she survives. He was a high school graduate, graduating with the Shawswick High School Class of 1948. He retired from Central Foundry in 1996 after working 46 years. John was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis Lambrecht and his wife Sarah of Bedford; one sister, Dorothy Marie Lambrecht Sherwood of Bryantsville, two nieces; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Elmwood Chapel at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Courtney officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Paul E. Grigson Paul Edward Grigson, 78, of Mitchell, died Saturday, Oct. 29. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. Gordon Keach Emery Dec. 17, 1935 — Oct. 28, 2016 Gordon Keach Emery, age 80, died on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Born in Bedford on Dec. 17, 1935, he was the son of Dr. Charles B. and Edith Keach Emery. He married Kay Mayo on Aug. 22, 1959. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University School of Law. He served as Law Clerk for Judge Cale J. Holder in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He practiced law in Lawrence County for over 50 years. Gordon incorporated and served as the first secretary of the Lawrence County Community Foundation. He served as a Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor and as Bedford City Attorney for 24 years. He also served as lawyer in council on the Board of Directors of the Bedford Federal Savings Bank. He was the Republican member of the Lawrence County Election Board, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Elks Club, Bedford Jaycees, and Phi Gamma Delta. He was an avid University of Michigan football fan, and was a fan of Indiana University basketball. He loved music, and played banjo and sang the the Residue Jazz Band. He also enjoyed playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife Kay; and a son, Steven Keach Emery of Bloomington; and two granddaughters, Sarah (Karl) Emery Fetzer of Churchville, Pa. and Laura Elizabeth Emery, Gainesville, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Charles B. Emery Jr. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 15th and L streets., with the Rev. Steven Braden officiating. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford and on Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. until the service, at the church. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, following the service. Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Community Foundation, 1324 “K” St., Bedford, IN 47421. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Robert D. Phillips Sept. 1, 1937 — Oct. 26, 2016 Robert D. Phillips, 79, of McCordsville, formerly of Bedford, died at 9:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Community North Heart Center in Indianapolis. Born Sept. 1, 1937, he was the son of Narel and Lillian (Stroupe) Phillips. He married Marge Smith on Aug. 16, 1959, and she survives. He was the owner and agent for Reuter Insurance retiring after 39 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a Green Beret. He was a graduate of Huntingburg High School with the Class of 1955. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Bedford and past youth director at Holland Methodist Church. He was a member and former president for the Otis Park Men’s Club, and former president of the Huntingburg Country Club. He was active in the Rotary Club and hosted Exchange students. He loved God, family, friends and his country. He loved dogs, was an avid golfer, loved planning golf trips and was famous for his grilling expertise. Survivors include his wife, Marge, of McCordsville; three children, Deena Lymberopoulos and husband Greg of Fishers, Brad Phillips of Ashburn, Va., and Jane Phillips and fiancé Shelby Garrett of McCordsville; six grandchildren, Khristina Hryniewicz and husband James of King City, Ore., Daniel Lymberopoulos and wife Jennifer of Pendleton, Kyle Lymberopoulos and wife Jessica of Pendleton, Michael Lymberopoulos of St. Louis, Mo., Matthew Lymberopoulos of Fishers, Anna Phillips of Ashburn, Va.; six great-grandchildren, Averie and Alex Hryniewicz, Luke and Eleni Lymberopoulos, Elijah and Lydia Lymberopoulos; two sisters, Betty Timper of Salt Lake City, Utah and Nancy Schenetzke and husband Rob of Huntingburg; sisters-in-law, Mary Louie Kunz of Clarksville, Beverly Phillips of Lake St. Louis, Mo. and Delores Fornczak of Collinsville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marion Trittler; three brothers, Narel Jr., Bill and Don Phillips; and three nephews, Larry Trittler, Marc Kunz and Greg Schenetzke. Memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Bedford, 1409 K Street, Bedford, IN 47421. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Howard A. Fields Howard A. Fields, 93, of Mitchell, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. October 30, 2016 Noe O. More Oct. 13, 1930 — Oct. 28, 2016 Noe O. More, 86, of Bedford passed away on Friday October 28, 2016, at 2:34 p.m. at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on October 13, 1930, in North Vernon to Noe Wiley More and Verna Lee (Tatem) More. He was first married to Lenora Beth Ehlers and they were parents to Lorene Lee, Ramona Dawn and Noel Eric. He later married K. Rosalie Inman. Noe spent 20 years in the United States Air Force and served overseas in Japan, Korea, Germany and England, attaining the rank of SM Sgt (E-8), he had a MS in Education from Indiana University and spent 25 years working as a Safety Specialist for the State of Indiana and in private business. He also attended many and various schools while on duty in the Air Force. One of his greatest joys was square dancing with Rosalie and they were secretary of the Stone City Squares for many years. Noe was a member of the First Christian Church in Bedford for many years, where he had served as an Elder and deacon. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie More, of Bedford; daughter, Ramona D. Kudla, her husband, John, and three children, Ian, Stephen and Matthew of Columbus; son Noel Eric, his wife Marie, of Hampton, Virginia, one son, Noe Robert, his wife, Katie, daughter, Genevieve, of Christiansburg, Virginia; three stepchildren, Connie Scott and husband, Don, of Oolitic, Kevin Stailey and wife, Debbie, of Bedford, Karen Lander and husband, David, of Bloomington, Illinois; 6 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren. Noe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lenora Beth More, 5 brothers and 4 sisters, daughter, Lorene Lee More. Funeral services will be on Tuesday November 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Bedford. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Bruce Irvin officiating. Military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be on Monday October 31, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LARC, Stone Belt or First Christian Church. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Gordon Keach Emery Dec. 17, 1935 — Oct. 28, 2016 Gordon Keach Emery, 80, died on Friday, October 28, 2016. Born in Bedford on December 17, 1935, he was the son of Dr. Charles B. and Edith Keach Emery. He married Kay Mayo on August 22, 1959. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, the University of Michigan, and Indiana University School of Law. He served as Law Clerk for Judge Cale J. Holder in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He practiced law in Lawrence County for over 50 years. Gordon incorporated and served as the first secretary of the Lawrence County Community Foundation. He served as a Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor and as Bedford City Attorney for 24 years. He also served as lawyer in council on the Board of Directors of the Bedford Federal Savings Bank. He was the Republican member of the Lawrence County Election Board, a member of First Presbyterian Church, Elks Club, Bedford Jaycees, and Phi Gamma Delta. He was an avid University of Michigan football fan, and was a fan of Indiana University basketball. He loved music, and played banjo and sang with the Residue Jazz Band. He also enjoyed playing tennis and golf. He is survived by his wife, Kay, and a son, Steven Keach Emery, of Bloomington, and two granddaughters, Sarah (Karl) Emery Fetzer, Churchville, PA, and Laura Elizabeth Emery, Gainesville, GA. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at First Presbyterian Church, 15th and “L” Sts., with Rev. Steven Braden officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, following the service. Memorial contributions may be considered to Lawrence County Foundation, 1324 “K” St., Bedford, IN 47421. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Robert D. Phillips Robert D. Phillips, 79, of McCordsville, died Wednesday. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Bedford. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. John Lambrecht John Lambrecht, 86, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. October 29, 2016 Marilou Kay Craig July 20, 1934 — Oct. 27, 2016 Marilou Kay Craig, 82, of Bedford passed away on Oct. 27, 2016, at 1:35 a.m. at her residence. She was born in Pennsylvania on July 20, 1934, to William O. and Nellie (Schomacker) Capshaw. Marilou attended the Dogwood Community Church in Paoli. She retired from White River Co-Op, and after retirement, she served as a teacher’s aide at Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Bedford. Marilou married Lowell E. Roberts on Nov. 23, 1960, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003. Marilou then married Kenneth “Joe” Craig on July 1, 2006, and he preceded her in death on April 7, 2013 Survivors include her children, Teresa Roberts of Bloomington, Bonnie (Bruce) Jones of Orleans, Kenny Joe (Dina) Craig of Kentucky, Bridget (John) Auvenshine of Arizona, and Cory Scott Craig of Bedford; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lowell E. Roberts, husband, Kenneth “Joe” Craig, brothers, Gerald Schomacker and Donald Schomacker, granddaughter, Ashley Hughes Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Rev. Anthony Moore officiating Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. October 28, 2016 Mary G. (Miller) Mosier July 22, 1931 — Oct. 26, 2016 On Oct. 26, 2016, at 7:15 a.m. the angels came and carried Mary to heaven. Mary was residing at Bliss Place in Bedford. Mary was born July 22, 1931, to John Ed and Fanny Coil in Bedford. She attended and graduated school in Fayetteville. After graduation she obtained her license as a hairdresser at the Royal Beauty Academy of Indianapolis. May 18, 1952, she married Ansel Miller in Lawrence County. Mary worked as an independent hairdresser and production worker at Crane. In May 1970 Ansel and Mary moved to Wells County when he took a custodian position at the Petroleum School. Mary worked at Caylor Nickel Hospital in the dietary and central sterile departments from October 1971 to August 1997. Ansel and Mary retired to Florida in 1998. Ansel passed away in Florida in January 2000. Mary married Merle Mosier in January 2001, and they moved back to Lawrence County in 2003. Mary is survived by a son, Dale (Suzette) Miller of Keystone, a son Eldred (Marsha) Miller of Spencer; a daughter Barbara of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a sister Betty Napier of Newton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several in-laws; and nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Thelma Tegarden; brothers, Walter, Eli and Emerson; twin daughters, Diana and Susanna; a son James L. Miller; her husband, Ansel; and husband, Merle in March 2015. Funeral arrangements are with Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Public visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Ferguson-Lee with funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, with Michael Collins officiating. Burial to follow at Old Union Cemetery in Fayettville. Preferred memorials are to Kindred Hospice of Jeffersonville or the Old Union Cemetery Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Marilou Kay Craig Marilou Kay Craig, 82, of Bedford, died Thursday, Oct. 27. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Arrangements by Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford. October 27, 2016 Robert D. Phillips Robert D. Phillips, 79, of Bedford, died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 26, 2016 Grace (Smith) Morron June 3, 1925 — Oct. 24, 2016 Grace Morron, 91, of Bedford, died at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at White River Lodge. Born June 3, 1925, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Perry and Etta (Glascow) Smith. She married Russell W. Morron on Sept. 25, 1945, and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and attended the First Pentecostal Church of God. Survivors include a son, Rick Morron of Bedford; a daughter, Connie Sue Howe and husband Hershel of Bedford; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Elbert, Delbert, Lloyd, Ethel and Herman Smith; and four sisters, Leona Martin, Velma Kinser, Elsie Deckard, and Floine Sowders. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Buck Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. James L. ‘Jim’ Allen Jan. 22, 1935 — Oct. 25, 2016 Mr. James L. “Jim” Allen, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born Jan. 22, 1935, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Allen and Myrtle (Fullen) Allen Chastain. He married Jeanette June Phipps on Nov. 26, 1955, and she survives. He worked many years as a planerman in the limestone business, and also worked at Central Foundry General Motors and Bedford Middle School. Jim served as a coach and volunteer at the Thornton Memorial Boys’ Club in Bedford for over 50 years. He received numerous awards for service at the Boys’ Club. He was an active member and volunteer at Hillcrest Christian Church in Bedford. Surviving with his wife are a son Jamie and wife Tammy of Mount Vernon, Ill., a son Jody and wife Julie of Mount Vernon, Ill., grandchildren, Sarah (Jon) Henninger of Mount Vernon, Ill., Rachel (Chad) Moore of Jacksonville, Ill., and Shane (Elisabeth) Allen of Sapulpa, Okla.; seven great-grandchildren, Lyric and Ella Henninger, Maddux and Maci Moore, and Hudson, Harrison and Holland Allen; sister, Jerri Johnson and husband Bernie of Bedford; and half-sister Sharon McAfee of Rochester, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Christian Church Building Fund, 1130 Hillcrest Road, Bedford, Indiana 47421. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at Hillcrest Christian Church. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Hillcrest Christian Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cresthaven Funeral Home. Tommy Hubbard Oct. 17, 1953 — Oct. 17, 2016 Tommy Hubbard, 63, of Bedford, died Monday morning at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Born on Oct. 17, 1953, he was the son of Vaughn and Janet Nell (Carter) Hubbard. He was an avid I.U. Hoosiers and Indianapolis Colts fan. Survivors include his beloved companion, Linda Wathen of Bloomington; and his cousin, Suzie Terry and husband Mike of Odessa, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, at the Green Hill Cemetery with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from noon until 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Hubert Albert Asbery April 8, 1943 — Oct. 24, 2016 Hubert Albert Asbery, 73, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born April 8, 1943, in Burgin, Ky., he was the son of Charlie E. Asbery and Lillian (Selch) Reed. He married Linda K. Mundy Dec. 31, 1963, and she preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2010. Hubert was the assistant maintenance director at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and a farmer. He was an avid fisherman and a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 654. Survivors include his children, Sandra Lynn (Jeff McMahel) Kimmel of Paoli, Lisa Diane (Barry) Collins of Mitchell, Emily Kay Shelley of Oolitic, Whitney Nicole Shelley of Bedford, and Crystal Lee Shelley of Bedford; companion, Abby Shelley of Williams; grandchildren, Linsey Taylor, Cory Collins, Kaycie McIntosh, Andrew Kimmel, Kaylee Zigler, Cassie Payton and Elijah Allen; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn (Willie Lowry Jr.) Reynolds of Versailles, Ky., J. R. (Virginia) Asbery of Greenup, Ky., William “Bill” (Judy) Asbery of Mitchell; and sister-in-law, Connie Asbery of Paoli. His parents; brother, John Edward Asbery; and grandson, Remington Allen, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Casketbearers: Cory Collins, Andy Kimmel, Chris Taylor, Calin Payton, Anthony McIntosh, and Jeremy Allen. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Tommy Dean Wagner Feb. 16, 1962 — Oct. 25, 2016 Tommy Dean Wagner, 54, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Feb. 16, 1962, in Bedford, he was the son of Shirley (Tolliver) Webster. He married Bonita Gay Tow June 26, 1981. Tommy was a member of IBEW Local 1393, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Survivors include his wife, Bonita Wagner of Mitchell; sons, Zachary (Kimberlee) Wagner of Hardinsburg and Cody Wagner of Mitchell; grandchildren, Braxton Wagner, Savannah Wagner, Piper Wagner and Khloe Wagner; and siblings, Danny Wagner of Bedford, LuAnn Roberts of Martinsville, Kelly Stroud of Williams, and Matt Webster of Mitchell. His mother and brother, David Wagner, preceded him in death. Cremation was chosen. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com Donna L. (Embree) Mitchell Sept. 17, 1942 — Oct. 24, 2016 Donna L. Mitchell, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She was 74. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. She was a member of the JayShee Club in Crawfordsville and founder of the Girls Club. She liked to collect roosters, do crossword puzzles, play cards and other games, crochet, do crafts and do decorative gardening. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born Sept. 17, 1942, in Williams, she was the daughter of Frank Embree and Mary Frances Embree. She graduated from Williams High School. She married Michael Mitchell on May 5, 1962. Surviving family includes her husband, Mike Mitchell; three sons, Tom (Corlan) Mitchell, Tim (Tracy) Mitchell and Troy (Nicole) Mitchell; a daughter, Carol Mitchell Crum; mother, Mary Embree; two brothers, Duane (Doreen) Embree and David “Dee” (Jenni) Embree; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one very sturdy dog, Joe. She was preceded in death by her dad, Frank Embree; a daughter, Carrie Mae Mitchell; and a brother, Donald Embree. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home, 300 S. Grant Avenue, Crawfordsville. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, led by Nathan Lynd. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South. Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com. Robert H. Clampitt Robert H. “Bob” Clampitt, 75, of Bedford, died Monday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Bedford Free Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mundell Cemetery. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home. October 25, 2016 Duane ‘Buck’ Brown Oct. 9, 1952 — Oct. 24, 2016 Duane (Buck) Brown, 64, of Bedford, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born Oct. 9, 1952, in Salem, he was the son of Russell Virgil and Betty Rose (Huffman) Brown. He married Betty Louise Hawkins on Oct. 9, 1981, and she survives. He was a project manager for the Indiana State Highway for 39 years. He was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club and loved hunting, fishing and playing cards. Surviving with his wife are a stepson, James Arthur and wife Janice of Canada; a stepdaughter, Penny Reintsma and husband Chad of Montana; grandchildren, Tanner Arthur, James Arthur, Nicholas Arthur, Sadie Winters, Ryan Lane, Kaitlyn Thomas, and Luke Reintsma; a great-grandchild, Marley Thomas; a sister, Debbie Batt and spouse Leslie of Salem; and brothers, David Brown and wife Reba, and Denver Brown and Daryl Brown, all of Campbellsburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Dylon Thomas. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Grace Morron Grace Morron, 91, of Bedford died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Robert O. Hedrick April 13, 1934 — Oct. 22, 2016 Robert O. Hedrick, 82, of Bedford died at 6:47 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at his residence. Born April 13, 1934, in Lawence County, he was the son of Otho Morris and Florine (Sons) Hedrick. He married Joyce Patsy Lake and she preceded him in death. He was a die cast operator for Tallon and later worked at Evans Stone Co. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Annette Fristoe; a son, Robert Hedrick Jr., both of Bedford; and a grandchild, Jaron Lane of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two children (in infancy). No visitation or services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. John L. ‘Jack’ Henderson July 10, 1920 — Oct. 17, 2016 John L. “Jack” Henderson, Jr., 96, of Clarksville, formerly of Bedford, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. Born July 10, 1920, in Burnsville, N.C., he was the son of John L. and Jessie (Van Arn) Henderson. He married Shirley Houpt on June 29, 1957, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2016. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II, a member of the American Legion Gillen Post 33, an active member of the First Baptist Church, and former President of the Bedford Exchange Club. He was a distributor for Texaco Oil Co. managing Combs Distributing in Bedford. Survivors include a son, John Henderson and wife Rebekah of Brownsburg; two daughters, Sara Kelley and husband Rick of Jeffersonville and Jane Rubietta and husband Rich of Park Ridge, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ruthie (Rubietta) Hall and husband Matt, Zak Rubietta, Collin Hayes and wife, Kristyn, Heather (Henderson) Moyer and husband Alex and Josh Rubietta; and two great-grandchildren, Abby and Esther Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com In lieu of flowers/gifts please consider making a donation to: Westminster Health Care Activities Fund c/o Ricky Moldero, 2210 Greentree N., Clarksville, IN 47129. Hubert Asbery Hubert Asbery, 73, of Williams died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. October 24, 2016 Etta Rose (Tilford) Sanders June 25, 1934 — Oct. 21, 2016 Etta Rose Sanders, 82, of Bedford, died at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born June 25, 1934, in Owensburg, she was the daughter of Arlie Price and Amanda (Jackson) Tilford. She married Kenneth G. Sanders and he preceded her in death. She had worked at RCA and later at the Pay-n-Pakit IGA and Stone City Bank in Bedford. She attended East Oolitic Community Church. Etta Rose was a loving and dedicated wife who never remarried after the loss of her husband. She loved her family and worked hard to provide for her children and grandkids. She enjoyed music, especially gospel music. She loved being home with family and cooking their favorite meals. She also loved animals and relaxing on the porch with family. She will be greatly missed and her memory will always be cherished. She was blessed to spend the last three years in her home thanks to her live-in caregiver Vanetta. Survivors include three sons, Kenny Sanders and husband Dave of Florida, Jim Sanders and wife Lisa of Shoals, and Bill Sanders and wife Michelle of Bedford; grandchildren, Brent Taylor and wife Heather, Jason Love, Scott Sanders and wife Megan, Kelly Rascoe and husband Brett, Elana Sanders, Jeremy Sanders and Audrey Sanders; seven great-grandchildren, Braxton, Clayton, Lucas, Kirstie, Addison, Conner and Emma; a stepbrother, John Tilford and wife Polly of Bloomington; and her live-in care giver, Vanetta Prospere. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, James Price; two sons, Tim and Scott; and a daughter, Sherry Lynne Love. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Tommy Hubbard Tommy Hubbard, 63, of Bedford, died Monday, Oct. 17. Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. John L. Henderson John L. “Jack” Henderson, 96, of Clarksville, died Monday, Oct. 17. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. service on Thursday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 23, 2016 Steven D. Edwards Steven D. Edwards, 41, of Ellettsville, died Friday. There will be no visitation or services. Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford is in charge of arrangements. Etta Rose Sanders Etta Rose (Price) Sanders, 82, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. October 22, 2016 Michael Gene Coursey Aug. 11, 1950 — Oct. 20, 2016 Michael Gene Coursey, 66, of Bedford, died at 4:14 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 11, 1950, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lavern and Pauline (Thompson) Coursey. He married Barbara Jane Gibbons on Oct. 10, 1983, and she survives. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1968. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War. He was an estimator for Tri-County Builders and a member of Fishing Creek Christian Church, American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and the Indiana Laborers Union. He was an avid I.U. Hoosier and Indianapolis Colts fan and loved attending his grandchildren’s ball games. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of Bedford; his mother, Pauline of Springville; a daughter, Leigh Richardson and husband Chris of Winter Haven, Fla.; five sons, Alan Coursey of Florida, Tyson Coursey of Martinsville, Travis Mathews of Bedford, Troy Mathews and wife Mandy of Fayetteville and Ty Mathews and wife Kara of Oolitic; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Hearth of Springville and Carol Strunk of Montgomery; and his mother-in-law, Martha Gibbons of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his father; his father-in-law, Laverne Gibbons; a brother, Jack Coursey; grandparents, Enery and Stella Coursey, Rathmiel and Vangie Thompson; two brothers-in-law, Danny Strunk and Ralph Hearth. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams and Kyle Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springville with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Cecil Kenneth Brock Nov. 20, 1929 — Oct. 20, 2016 Cecil Kenneth Brock 86, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:25 p.m. at Johnson Christian Village in Bedford. He was born on Nov. 20, 1929, in Bedford to Anthony Merton Brock and Mona (Swayze) Brock. He was a 1948 graduate of Bedford High School Cecil married Janet Sue McIver on June 27, 1952, in Monroe County and she preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 2007. Cecil retired from GM Central Foundry in Bedford, he was a pattern and die maker, and was an US Army Veteran of the Korean War, he was also a member of the UAW No. 440 in Bedford, and Cecil enjoyed gardening and being a hobby farmer. Survivors include two sons, Daniel J. (Carla) Brock of Bedford and Brian D. (Regina) Brock of Williams; one grandson, Derek Brock of New Albany; six granddaughters, Melinda Brock and Melissa DeGrange, both of Herrin, Ill., Lana Fiddler of Paoli, Rachel Bush and Robin Guthrie, both of Bedford, and Ruthann Denney of Williams; 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, James H. Brock and Gerald V. “Dick” Brock; and one sister, Phyllis Guthrie Cecil lived his last year at Johnson Christian Village, where he accepted Jesus Christ in the last days of his life. Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 22, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Private family memorial services will be on Sunday Oct. 23, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Martin Lamb, officiating, military rites will be given by the Bedford American Legion Post No. 33, and private. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Orpha L. (Jewell) Purlee Dec. 5, 1932 — Oct. 21, 2016 Orpha L. Purlee, 83, of Orleans, died at 8:04 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lyman and Lena (Reynolds) Jewell. She married Joseph R. Purlee on Dec. 9, 1955 and he survives. She was a stenographer at NWSC Crane from 1951 to 1958 and a homemaker. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Joseph, of Orleans; two daughters, Kelly Cassidy and husband Joe of Bedford and Kim McFarland and husband Roy of Orleans; a son, Brad Purlee and wife Lee of Mitchell; five grandchildren, John Purlee, Brittany Purlee, Andy McFarland, Katie McFarland and Bowen Cassidy; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Omar and Oral Jewell; and a sister, Oneita Speer. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rick Leach and Clovis Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. October 21, 2016 Michael Dixon Nov. 26, 1949 — Oct. 18, 2016 Michael V. Dixon, 66, of Orleans, passed away on Oct. 18, 2016, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill. He was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Bedford, the son of Mansel and Dorothy (Payton) Dixon. He married Kim Noblitt on Dec. 23, 1975 and she survives. He was a member of the Orleans Christian Church, Orleans American Legion Warren Brock Post 69, Orleans Masonic Lodge 153 and past member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He served as the town superintendent in Orleans for eight years and spent many years in law enforcement. He was of the graduating Class of 1967 from Shawswick High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Kim Dixon of Orleans; one son, Josh Dixon (Lisa) of Orleans; one daughter, Holly Hudelson (Ben) of Orleans; three grandchildren, Reece Dixon, Faith Dixon and Jack Hudelson; two brothers, Richard Dixon of Orleans and Tim Dixon of Bedford; and one sister, Susan McCain of Paoli. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rosalee Dixon. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Orleans Christian Church in Orleans with Brother Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites conducted by the Orleans American Legion Post 69. Friends are invited to visitation at the Unity Hall on from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and there will be a masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home is in charge of these arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. Billy D. Wilcoxen Nov. 21, 1939 — Oct. 19, 2016 Billy D. Wilcoxen, 76, of Mitchell, formerly of Loogootee, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Shoals, to the late Hobart and Velma (Conolty) Wilcoxen. Billy loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed history, reading, and watching sports. He was preceded in death by children, Richie Wilcoxen and Christina Martin; wife, Mary Beth Pinto; parents, Hobart and Velma (Conolty) Wilcoxen; and brother, Eugene Wilcoxen. Billy is survived by his son, Keith (Martina) Wilcoxen of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ryan (Ashley) Wilcoxen, Brandy Wilcoxen, Timmy Martin and Lynsey Martin; great-granddaughter, Gracen Wilcoxen; one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren; brother, Leland (Rose Mary) Wilcoxen of Franklin; sister, Naomi (Ray) Neukam of Washington; and sister-in-law, Aggie Wilcoxen. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Memorial contributions may be made to Blake Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com. Michael Coursey Michael Coursey, 66, of Bedford, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Etta R. Sanders Etta R. Sanders, 82, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 20, 2016 Georgia (Robbins) Roberts Sept. 10, 1935 — Oct. 18, 2016 Georgia Roberts, 81, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Bedford, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Our Hospice Inpatient Facility in Columbus. Born Sept. 10, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of John and Nellie (Carter) Robbins. She married Loren Roberts on May 21, 1955, and he preceded her in death. She retired from RCA after 29 years of service and then worked in NLCS cafeterias for 14 years. She attended Mount Pleasant Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Wilson of Elizabethtown; a son, Brent Roberts and wife Trina of Sullivan; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Earl Robbins and wife Janet of Bloomington and John Robbins and wife Colleen, all of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Glen, Harold, Wayne, Lloyd and Carl Robbins; two sisters, Lucille Toborg and Louise Breedlove; and a son-in-law, Gerald Wilson. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dennis Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. October 19, 2016 Gilbert Nelson ‘Gib’ Rainey April 8, 1942 — Oct. 17, 2016 Gilbert Nelson “Gib” Rainey, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Westview Nursing Home in Bedford. Gib was born April 8, 1942, in Martin County, to the late Ralph and Jennie Lucille (McBride) Rainey. Gib was a laborer for the Local No. 741 Union Contractors. Survivors include his son, Michael Rainey (Brenda) of Bloomington; grandsons, Trevor Rainey and Shannon Rainey; three sisters, Sharon Chandler (Larry), Rebecca Stanger and Evelyn Prince (Tim), all of Bloomington; and one brother, Fred Rainey (Susie) of Bloomington. Gib is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many members of his wife’s family. Gib was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Colleen (Childs) Rainey; two sons, Matthew Rainey and Mark Rainey; two brothers, Harold Dean Rainey and Curtis Rainey; and two sisters, Joann Neely, and Loyce Nikirk. Gib’s family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington. Gib’s family would like to thank the staff and administration of Westview Nursing Home for their wonderful care of Gib. Westview became his home, family and friends. They would also like to thank Critical Care East at IU Health Bloomington for their care of Gib as well. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to The Funeral Chapel or Owensburg Cemetery, P.O. Box 120 Springville, IN 47462. Memories of Gib and condolences to his family may be given at www.thefuneralchapel.net. Julie Denny-Hughes April 4, 1946 — Oct. 14, 2016 Julie Denny-Hughes, of Indianapolis, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. She was 70. Born Julie Ann Denny on April 4, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Helen Pentzer Denny and Morris Duane Denny. A native of Bedford, she would always call Bedford home even as her life’s journey took her around the world. She joined older siblings John, Marc, and Marian (”Susie”) in the bustling family home at 1709 “O” St., where she developed her good humor and love for music in backyard musical productions and (sometimes not quite voluntary) recitals for her mother’s frequent visitors. Even as a child she was known for the free-spirited independence that guided her throughout life. She was a graduate of Bedford High School (’64) where she was an exceptional student, was involved in numerous clubs and activities, including her favorite, the Madrigal Singers; the University of Illinois (’72) where she was on the Dean’s List; and Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary in Chicago (’95) where she interned at Matthew House and received the faculty award for Excellence in Religious Leadership. She also attended Western College from 1964 to 1966. Julie had boundless love for family and friends. Kind always, Julie had a heart of rare proportions, and with it she embraced family, friends, and strangers-who-would-be-friends warmly and openly with a bright smile and lilting laughter that will long be remembered. A lover of animals, cats were familiar members of her households. She shared her compassionate and caring nature with the hundreds of members of the congregations she served with kindness and devotion as a Unitarian Universalist minister. As a minister she served congregations in Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., Palatine, Ill., and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to the ministry she had a successful career as a technical writer for Applied Data Research and Information Builders Inc. The ministry was her calling. That she had the wisdom to recognize it, the courage to pursue it late in life, and the beauty of spirit to flourish in it are a testament to her having found her true self. These are qualities we all can aspire to live by. Following her retirement from the ministry and move to Indianapolis she remained active in the community as a member of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and The Sheperd’s Center at North United Methodist Church. Always independent and resistant to stereotypes she led a singularly atypical life. She will be remembered for her heart and her humor, as a tireless advocate for equality, human rights, womens’ rights, environmental justice, and joyous laughter, as a seeker of truth, meaning and justice in herself and in the world around us, and as a creative free spirit who loved reading, music and the arts all her life but also embraced the comforts of home and the familiar, and most importantly her family. Even as words failed her and memories faded there was still joy and light in her eyes and her heart. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Morris Duane (”Beanie”) Denny and Helen Olive Pentzer Denny; and her brother, John L. Denny. She is survived by her daughter, Suzannah Wilson Overholt (Tony), Indianapolis; her son, Phillip Earl Wilson Jr. (Suzanne), Yardley, Pa.; five grandchildren, Max Overholt, Elise Overholt, Helen Overholt, Meghan Wilson, and Melanie Wilson; one brother, Marc (Mayme Jo) Denny, Palatine, Ill.; one sister, Marian “Susie” (Guy) Rumsey, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, at the First Christian Church, 1101 15th St., Bedford, Indiana 47421. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 2 p.m., with interment to follow at Green Hill Cemetery, 1202 18th Street, Bedford. Rev. Anastassia Zinke of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis will officiate. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org) or the Alzheimers Association (www.alz.org). Georgia Roberts Georgia (Robbins) Roberts, 81, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Oct. 18. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 18, 2016 Sherry Lynn (White) Rainey Oct. 2, 1957 — Oct. 16, 2016 Sherry Lynn Rainey, 59, of Bedford passed away at her residence on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:57 p.m. She was born on Oct. 2, 1957, in Bedford to Bob and Peggy (Elliott) White. She was a graduate of BNL High School Class of 1975. She worked at Visteon (Ford) for 31 years. She was a member of the Oolitic Methodist Church. She married Rick Rainey in 1977 in Bedford and he survives. She is also survived by her daughters, Liza (Jeff) Rainey-Bianchi, Brook (Brent) Haley, and Allison (Scott) Lewis; grandchildren, Gage Wilcoxen, Lyric Wilcoxen, Titan Sexton, Italy Lewis and Dillon Lewis; her mother, Peggy White; and sisters, Linda (Danny) Foddrill and Pam (Brad) Burnette. She was preceded in death by her father, Bob White; and her brother, Tracy White. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Cresthaven Funeral Home and on Thursday from noon until the service at 2 p.m. Betty L. (Watterson) Roach Nov. 4, 1926 — Oct. 16, 2016 Betty L. Roach, 89, of Bedford, died at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ora and Minnie (Grey) Watterson. She married Wayne Roach on Aug. 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Mitchell High School with the Class of 1945 and was a member of the Southland Church of Christ. She had worked at Reliance Manufacturing in Mitchell and Hoffman’s in Orleans. Survivors include three daughters, Janet Harkness and Vicky Flinn and husband Dick, all of Bedford, and Julie Peterson and husband, Daryl of Bettendorf, Iowa; a son, Scotty Roach and wife Rosanna (Rosie) of Bedford; three granddaughters, Jamie Denny of North Carolina, Jennifer Roach of Bedford and Elizabeth Peterson of Iowa; four grandsons, Michael Roach and wife Tara of Mitchell, Steven Roach of Bedford, Kevin Roach and wife Haley of Rockville and Matthew Peterson of Iowa; and four great-grandchildren, Cole, Serenity, Zoey and Oliver. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Tracey Roach; and 12 siblings. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bud Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Leatherwood Cemetery Association. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. John Henderson John “Jack” Henderson, 96, of Clarksville, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 17, 2016 Gene Sanders July 26, 1933 — Oct. 15, 2016 Gene “Stub” Sanders, 83, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at his residence. Born July 26, 1933, in Orleans, he was the son of Clarence D. and Hazel M. (Goodpaster) Sanders. He married Marion R. Caraway Feb. 21, 1957, and she preceded him in death Feb. 4, 2003. He retired from National Gypsum with 31 years of service, and in retirement, he repaired lawnmowers. Gene was a member of Martin County Coon Hunters Club, Orange County Conservation Club and Mitchell Senior Citizens, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family. He was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250. Survivors include his children, Tony E. (Patty) Sanders of Mitchell, Jeffery W. (Elizabeth) Sanders of Loogootee, Cynthia J. Clymer of Loogootee, James A. Sanders of Mitchell, and John D. (Leslie) Sanders of West Chester, Ohio; special friend, Mary Martin of Mitchell; grandchildren, Tony E. Sanders II, Misty D, Weigle, Brandi M. Gilbert, Jacob C. Sanders, Benjamin D. Clymer, Sarah K. Sanders, Lucas A. Sanders and Jackson J. Sanders; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Leroy Sanders of French Lick, Kenny Sanders of Orleans, James Sanders of Orleans, and Sandy Morrison of Mitchell. His parents and siblings, Leon Sanders, William Sanders, Dorothy Lane, Robert Sanders, Wanda Woodford and JoAnn Sanders, preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. Georgiana Tripp Jan. 23, 1926 — Oct. 15, 2016 Georgiana Tripp, 90, of Bedford, formerly of Shoals, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at StoneBridge Health Campus. Born Jan. 23, 1926, in Tabor, S.D., she was the daughter of Rudolph and Frances Stratil. She married Leonard Tripp on Aug. 6, 1944, and he survives. Georgiana worked in Washington D.C. in the FBI Department, was also employed at Crane, and was a homemaker for several years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Georgiana was a member of the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her husband, Leonard, of Bedford; one son, Gary (Rowena) Tripp of Shoals; one daughter, Judy Tripp of New Jersey; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Father Rick Eldred and Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Joan ‘Jo’ Jones Feb. 24, 1931 — Oct. 11, 2016 Joan Jones, 85, a devoted child of God and a well-loved Lawrence County artist, left her earthly home for Heaven on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. She was a resident of Bono, where she lived on a farm passed down through her family for over 200 years. Jo shared a workshop with her husband beside their home where she worked in many types of art mediums while he built several miniature steam engines. Born Feb. 24, 1931, in Michigan City, she was the only child of Ed Crawford and Marie Crawford Ingle. She married the love of her life, David, on Aug 17, 1952, at the Tunnelton Methodist Church. She is survived by three children, Rick Jones of Shelby, Ala., Daphne Nealis of Mason, Ohio, and Rob Jones of Mitchell; family friend, Judy Bird; nine grandchildren, Bryn, Bridget and Malorie Nealis, Kayla Ray, Julie and Robert Jones, Shane Connors, Christie Ray, and also Billy Connors, deceased. They were also blessed with 12 great-grandchildren. A 1949 graduate of Tunnelton High School, Jo received a BS and MA from Indiana State University. She taught in the Indianapolis Public School System, at Danville, and was a substitute teacher in the Lawrence County area. A member of the Tunnelton Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school and spent her life devoted to spreading God’s word. She was a member of the Lawrence County Art Association and Retired Teachers Association. She was passionate about art, especially painting. Some of her paintings can be seen at Spring Mill Inn, St. Vincent Dunn Hospital and the Lawrence County Museum of History. Many of her artworks will be on display at her celebration of life. A celebration of Jo’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Tunnelton Methodist Church Annex. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence County Art Association in loving memory of Jo. Carl Ellis DeVore Oct. 7, 1960 — Oct. 15, 2016 Carl Ellis DeVore, 56, of French Lick, passed away at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2016 at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington. He was born Oct. 7, 1960, in Corydon, the son of Virgil Lee and Almetia (Kendall) DeVore. He worked for several years at French Lick Hotel and he graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1978. He is survived by five sisters, Gladis Davis (Clyde) of Springville, Bertha Akers of Louisville, Ky., Viola Roselle of Louisville, Ky., Doris Gleitz (Roger) of Leavenworth, and Anna Marie Webber of Central; two brothers, William Heath and Joseph DeVore of Louisville, Ky.; one brother-in-law, Paul Griffee of Elizabeth. He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Griffee. The graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Ames Chapel in Paoli, with Senior Pastor Stanley Kelley officiating. Friends are invited to visitation at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice House. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. Julie D. Hughes Julie Denny Hughes, 70, of Bedford, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Betty L. Roach Betty L. (Watterson) Roach, 89, of Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 16, 2016 Ronald Laverne Holsapple Oct. 8, 1938 — Oct. 13, 2016 Ronald Laverne Holsapple, age 78, of Bloomington, passed away at his residence, with family at his side, Thursday, October 13, 2016. He was born in Mitchell to Eugene Holsapple and Edith Newland Holsapple on October 8, 1938. He was retired from General Electric and served in the United States Air Force. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid gun and knife collector. He liked to build and fly model airplanes and cars. Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sharon Grubb Holsapple; sons, Rick Holsapple and wife Wanda, Danny Holsapple and girlfriend Kimberly, and Scott Holsapple; daughter, Debbie (Holsapple) York and husband Ray; granddaughters, Amanda and Shannon; grandsons, James, Skylar and Seaver; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister Beverly Trowbridge; brother Michael Holsapple and wife Darnell; sister Julie Lewis and husband David; sister-in-law Darlene Holsapple; sister-in-law Martha Bezzy; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, stepmother Maxine, brother Larry Holsapple and sister Loretta Pemberton. A gathering to celebrate Ronald’s life will be held Monday, October 17, 2016, from 4-8 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 South Old Ind. 37. Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at AllenCares.com. October 14, 2016 Ralph Jackson ‘Jack’ Yeary Feb. 25, 1939 — Oct. 11, 2016 Ralph Jackson Yeary, 77, of Bedford, died at 4:53 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Feb. 25, 1939, in Lee County, Va., he was the son of Carter and Hazel (Alsop) Yeary. He married Brenda Fiddler on Jan. 9, 1960, and she survives. He attended Tunnelton High School. Jack was the founder and owner of Yeary Construction, established in 1970. He was responsible for building over 250 custom built homes in Lawrence County over the last 46 years. He also was owner of Ridgeview Apartments and “I” Street Center. He was a member of the Lawrence County Home Builders Association. He attended Landmark Missionary Baptist Church. He was a past member of B.P.O.E Elks, Bedford. Surviving are his wife Brenda; one daughter, Melissa (Geoff) Orender; two sons, David E. (Christi) Yeary and Kevin (Tracy) Yeary; grandchildren Vanessa Jo (Dustin) Moloy, David “Evan” Yeary II, Sabrina Kay Yeary, Hannah (Jordan) Burcham, Clinton Jackson Yeary, Clayton (Anissa) Orender, Megan Orender, and Victoria Orender; three sisters, Lois (Charlie) Ely, Frances (Steve) Johnson and Sue (Ted) Turner; four brothers, Grover D.C. Yeary, Condy (Jane) Yeary, Donald (Gloria) Yeary and Charles (Patricia) Yeary, and one sister-in-law, Marty Yeary; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Rob Yeary. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Brother Tony Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Friends may call on Sunday, from 1-8 p.m., and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Lawrence County Community Foundation in Ralph’s memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. October 13, 2016 Janice Sue (Folk) Arnce March 3, 1949 — Oct. 8, 2016 Janice Sue Arnce, 67, of Bedford, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at her residence. Born March 3, 1949, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ulis Folk and Alice (Grubb) Folk. She married Thomas Crane, who died Nov. 3, 1976. She was a homemaker who loved time with her family. She raised her two daughters on her own. Surviving are two daughters, Lori Royland of Bedford and Lisa Crane of California; seven grandchildren, Brittany, David, Kimberly, Stephany, Anthony, Austin, and Alexis; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Folk of Bedford and John Folk of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Crane; one sister, Vicky Carter Folk; and one nephew, Shawn Carter. There will be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Memorial contributions may be considered to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, to help the family with expenses. October 12, 2016 William Tom Anderson Jr. Dec. 9, 1935 — Oct. 10, 2016 William “Tom” Anderson Jr., 80, of Bedford, died on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Born Dec. 9, 1935, in Brazil, he was the son William Tom Anderson, Sr. and Margaret (Haeberle) Anderson. He was married to Marcia Sue Langston and then married Helen Kay Ward. He was a graduate of West Lafayette High School Class of 1953; received a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Purdue University where he was also a member of the ROTC; and a Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University. Tom retired from Paoli High School as the Biology teacher after 26 years, with an additional 6 years at various schools; he also coached football at Paoli High School for many years, and is recognized in the Indiana State Football Hall of Fame, along with his youngest son Greg. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church; the Retired Teachers Association; Lawrence County Cattlemen’s; and Southern Indiana Angus Association. Tom was the 1996 INTEL National Teacher of the Year, and took students from various science fairs all the way to International Science Fairs to compete. He earned the Hoosier Association of Science Teacher Incorporated, Creativity in Biology Teaching Award. Surviving are four sons, Michael Dwight Anderson, Teddy Wayne Anderson, Jeffery Tom (Barbara) Anderson, and Gregory Dean (Mistie) Anderson; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Elbert Charles Anderson and companion Charlene; sister, Barbara Jane (James) Kline; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and ex-wife, Marcia Sue Anderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Helen Kay. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Erie United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Deborah Cronin and Brother Sherman Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Erie United Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. .on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Public Library. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Ralph Jackson ‘Jack’ Yeary Ralph Jackson “Jack” Yeary, 77, of Bedford, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Penny Jean Williamson Penny Jean Williamson, 67, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 11, 2016 Steven Dale Eads Oct. 23, 1958 — Oct. 8, 2016 Steven Dale Eads, 57, of Bedford, passed away at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Bedford on Oct. 23, 1958, to Merle Lee Eads and Loretta (Ray) Eads; he attended Fayetteville High School and was a laborer. Survivors include two brothers, Ronnie Eads of Bedford and Joe Eads of Bedford; one stepbrother, Terry Moore of Mooresville; five nieces and nephews, Ryan Eads, Amy Gerkin, Austin Eads, Brandy Eads and George Eads; eight great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-nephew; and two aunts, Juanita Reuter of Springville and Gloria Poole of Oolitic. Steven was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dennis Eads. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Edythe Emily ‘Edy’ (Brooks) Craig March 1, 1934 — Oct. 5, 2016 Edythe Emily “Edy” Craig, 82, Bedford, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, at StoneBridge Health Campus. She was born March 1, 1934, in Nashville, Tenn., the daughter of Raymond W. Brooks and Florence (Barrett) Brooks. As the daughter of a Navy officer, she lived in different cities and towns, among them East Hampton, N.Y., Yorktown, Va., Springfield, Ohio, and attended 15 different schools before moving to Bedford. She graduated from Bedford High School with the class of 1953. On Dec. 26, 1953, she married Charles E. “Charlie” Craig, who preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2007. Edy owned and operated a catering service and opened Rice ‘n Roses Bridal Shop in Bedford in 1979. Previously, she had worked as a bridal consultant for the Wells Shop. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent Altar Society, the Lawrence County Art Association, Lawrence County Democratic Party, Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, and Tri Kappa Sorority. After retiring, she volunteered at the Wiley House, West Baden Springs Hotel, Lawrence County Tourism and at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. Survivors include sons, Jim (Sandy) Craig of Bedford, Tom (Peggy) Craig of Bedford, and Jon (Maricar) Craig, Las Vegas; grandchildren, Neil (Magen) Craig of Indianapolis, Reece Craig of Hawaii, Jonathon Craig of Las Vegas and Brooke Craig of Las Vegas; and step-grandchildren, Travis, Hannah, and Adrian Collins of Bedford. A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 4-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House or to the Lawrence County Art Association — Wiley House. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. William ‘Tom’ Anderson William “Tom” Anderson, 80, of Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. October 10, 2016 Olive Virginia (Huber) Campbell March 1, 1922 — Oct. 7, 2016 Olive V. Campbell, 94, of Bedford, passed on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at her residence. Born March 1, 1922, in Brownstown, she was the daughter of Oren and Ruth (Whitcomb) Huber. Olive first married Lt. Robert Speer in 1943 and he preceded her in death in 1944. She then married Lt. Col. Bill Campbell on May 12, 1951, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1983. Olive was a member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bedford where she was active in many church groups. Survivors include five daughters, Donna Workman and husband Loran of Casper, Wyo., Cindy Blorstad and husband Craig of Bloomington, Kendra Emerson and husband Frank of Ocala, Fla., Janet Sparks and husband Randy of Solsberry and Jennifer Evans of Bloomington; two sons, Lt. Col. William Campbell and wife Faith of Kentucky and Kenneth Campbell and wife Sue of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Candace, Jake, Haley, Daniel, Emily, Christine, and Pierce; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Dr. Tom Huber and wife Mona of Watkinsville, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers, Richard and William Huber; and one sister, Doris Gardin. Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Run Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that memorial contributions may be made to either the Phi Beta Psi Sorority or the White River Humane Society. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Alan Phillips July 12, 1956 — Oct. 6, 2016 The Rev. Alan Phillips, 60, of Springville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at his residence. Born July 12, 1956, he was the son of the Rev. Wendell and Joyce (Godsey) Phillips. He married Marilyn Stines in 1975 and she survives. Alan served the Lord for 47 years and was a minister of the gospel for 43 of them. His ministry included pastoring Peerless Pentecostal Church in Bedford for the last 23 1/2 years. He formerly pastored Paden Holiness Church in Paden, Okla., and Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg. He served as a traveling evangelist for several years. Alan was also a skilled carpenter and was much in demand. Survivors include his parents of Springville; his wife, Marilyn of Springville; their two children, Andrew Phillips and wife Jennifer, and Rebekah Brain and husband Dustin, all of Springville; six grandchildren, Eli, Josiah and Adalee Phillips, and Alan, Katie and Sarah Brain, all of Springville; two sisters, Kathy Phillips of Springville and Kay Churchman and husband Jim of Pekin; two brothers, Kenneth Phillips of Bedford and the Rev. Doug Phillips and wife Lori of Grantsburg. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Shady Springs Camp, 12389 U.S. Hwy 50, Norman, IN, 47264 with the Reverends Doug Phillips, Keith Thompson, Bert Arnett, Shane Pharris, Max Abel, Roderick Foster, and Kenneth Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.12, at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Shady Springs Camp. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions to the Peerless Pentecostal Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Alan loved to laugh and make others laugh. He had the ability to turn a difficult situation into a joyous story. Alan loved people and his heart’s desire was to help others find their way to God. If you wish to honor Alan’s life, please consider going to church soon with someone you love, and hear again how much God loves you. He lived his life to the purpose of serving God and loving people. It was a life well lived. Joseph D. Underwood Jan. 2, 1954 — Oct. 8, 2016 Joseph D. Underwood, 62, of Bedford, died at 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at his residence. Born Jan. 2, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of Donald and Reva (Grogan) Underwood. Joseph was of the Christian faith. He is survived by his parents, Donald and Reva Underwood of Bedford; brother, Thomas (Becky) Underwood of Indianapolis; two sisters, Carol (Eric) Schulz of Bedford and Jill Underwood of Bedford; four nephews; three great-nephews; and one great-niece. The family has requested for private services for Joseph. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Frances Mae (Beavers) Daulton Aug. 30, 1935 — Oct. 6, 2016 Frances Mae Daulton, 81, of Fort Ritner, died at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born Aug. 30, 1935, to Fred Thomas and Mattie Elizabeth (Horner) Beavers, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Hunter of Bedford; a son-in-law, Mike (Jamie) Tomey of Leesville; six grandchildren, John (Kayla) Hunter of Bedford, Michael (Sandra) Daulton of Fort Ritner, Christina Tomey of Leesville, Jason Hunter of Bedford, Michael (Samantha) Tomey of Leesville and Matthew (Courtney) Tomey of Leesville; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Gilley of Indianapolis, Lulabelle Wolka of Vallonia, Mary (Duane) Foster of Crothersville, and Ruth (Don) Silverman of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin R. Daulton, three children, Michael R. Daulton Sr., Beth A. Tomey and a daughter in infancy; six brothers, Thurman, Harold, Merle, AKA Edmond, Curtis Eugene and Thomas Beavers; and one sister, Pearl E. Beavers Wright. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery in Lawrence County. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora. James M. Williams May 12, 1952 — Oct. 8, 2016 James Mark Williams, 64, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at his home at 9:01 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2016. He was born on May 12, 1952, in Bedford, the son of Larry Lee and Barbara Rose (McCart) Williams. He married Terri (McCullough) Williams on Dec. 4, 1970, and she survives. He retired from Orange County REMC after 37 years of employment as a lineman. He was an active member and past master of the Orleans Masonic Lodge 153, the Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Terri Williams of Orleans; three daughters, Bonnie Pendley of Orleans, Hillary (Toby) Campbell of French Lick and Faith Ann (Jordan) Edwards of West Baden; six grandchildren, Brianne Isom, Mikayla Campbell, Emma Lee Campbell, Austin Edwards, Hayden Pendley and Ethan Edwards; one great-grandson, Jack Isom; one brother, Michael P. Williams (Sherry) of Orleans; and one sister, Molly Rose Baker (Brian) of Orleans. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Bonds Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow at the Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Friends are invited to visitation at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.; and also at Bonds Chapel Church one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at ochstetrick.net. Pearl Howell Pearl (Gray) Howell, 72, of Mitchell, died Friday, Oct. 7. Cremation was chosen with no visitation or service. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. October 09, 2016 Venia Louise Byers March 1, 1923 — Oct. 7, 2016 Venia Louise (Burge) Byers, 93, of Bloomington, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016, at her residence. Affectionately known as Weesie by her close family and loved ones, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Dwight Byers. She loved the Lord and was ushered into His Kingdom as she passed from this life into the next at her residence after a lingering illness. A long-time member of the old First Assembly of God Church, located on Grimes Lane and then on the 46 Bypass, she followed the church’s membership to the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, where she worshipped during her later years. She loved quilting and other needle arts such as crocheting and embroidery. A self-taught seamstress, she created princess dresses before there were such dresses for little girls, for her young daughters and later for her granddaughter. A wonderful cook, she blessed her family with the wonderful feasts she prepared whose main ingredient was an extra-large helping of love. A hard worker all her life, she organized everything from family harvest and canning days to Christmas extravaganzas. One of her favorite activities was to roam through flea markets and garage sales to find small, inexpensive treasures. She also loved the outdoors and hunting nuts and berries and mushrooms in the countryside of the farm lands. Her greatest legacy is introducing her children and other family members to a walk with Jesus Christ. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) She is survived by her three daughters, Sally (Robert) Shields of Cincinnati, Judy Byers of Bloomington, Nancy (Carl Shaw) Byers of Virginia. She also was proud of her three grandchildren, Todd (Karen) Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tiffany (Paul) Jensen of Woodinville, Washington; and Jason (Kelly) Shields of South Lebanon, Ohio. Her survivors also include her six great-grandchildren, Jacob Jensen, Savvy Shields, Dane Shields, Audrey Jensen, Faith Shields, and Grant Shields. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Burge of Bedford, Indiana, and several beloved nieces and nephews, all of whom she cherished. She was preceded in death by her brother, J. O. Burge, and her sister Edna Lucille Murphy. Services will be held at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Carmichael Cemetery in Greene County. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to further the missionary outreach endeavors of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church. Arrangements by Indiana Funeral Care. Alan Phillips Alan Phillips, 60, of Springville, died Thursday. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Shady Springs Camp, 12389 U.S. 50 in Norman. Olive V. Campbell Olive V. Campbell, 94, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. October 07, 2016 Alan Phillips Alan Phillips, 60, of Springville, died Thursday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 06, 2016 Gerald Gene McGee July 23, 1954 — Oct. 1, 2016 Gerald Gene McGee, 62, of Judah, went home to his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. He was born on July 23, 1954, in Washington, to Barbara N. (George) and Gerald “Buster” McGee, who taught him respect, discipline and value of an honest day’s work. He attended Washington High School, Vincennes University, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He served as a seaman with the United States Coast Guard, a field operator with R.B. & G. Consulting in Provo, Utah, and worked for Triangle Mining in Wheatland, before finding his true calling at the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. Gerald would spend the next 31 years of his life serving and protecting the people of Lawrence County, as a patrolman, detective, and a member of the county dive team, retiring with the rank of Captain. He was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Spring Mill Lodge No. 172. Gerald was a lifelong student of history and an avid re-enactor. He enjoyed camping, hiking, and fishing with friends and family. He was also a prolific composer, musician and poet, filling the world around him with music. He seemed at his happiest while strumming his guitar for an audience of his grandchildren at his feet. Gerald is survived by his children, who will miss his wisdom and guidance every day, Aleah Sato of Phoenix, Ariz., Shawn (Tara) McGee of Avoca, Jade (John) Douglas of Evansville, Brandyn (Alex) Frederick of Washington, Rachel (Paul) Miller of Bloomington and Samuel (Sarah) McGee of Springville; and his grandchildren, who will miss his sense of humor and their private recitals, Kaelin, Isaiah, Briea, Ethan, Jena, Molly, Claira, Patrick, Emmett, and Van. A celebration of his life will take place from 2-6 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8, at the Spring Mill F.O.P. Lodge No.172, at 1465 Moto Cross Road, Mitchell, Indiana 47446. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Spring Mill F.O.P. Lodge No. 172 in Gerald’s name. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Theresa ‘Terry’ (Hanners) Beedie Sept. 24, 1946 — Oct. 4, 2016 Theresa “Terry” (Hanners) Beedie, 70, of Heltonville, died at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington. Born Sept. 24, 1946, in Bedford, she was the daughter of James L. and Edna (Brown) Hanners. She married Clarence A. “Bud” Beedie on April 5, 1969, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2008. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dive Christian Church. She was a member of the Leesville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother whose family was her life. Survivors include a son, Jamison Alexander Beedie and wife Heather of Heltonville; five grandchildren, Devon Paige, Kailee Adair, Trinity Lauren, Cara Grace, and Sophia Mae Beedie; a brother, Sam Hanners of Williams; and a sister, Sandra “Sis” Lindsey of Ormond Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Leonard, Lionoel, and Jim Hanners; and three sisters, Barbara June Anderson, Becky Guilkey, and Twanette “Pooch” Reed. Funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Betty (Bundy) Nichols Jan. 7, 1923 — Oct. 2, 2016 Betty Nichols, 93, of Bloomington, formerly of Bedford passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at 11:07 p.m. at McCormick’s Creek Rehab & Skilled Nursing in Spencer. Betty was born in Bedford on Jan. 7, 1923, to Webster and Lola B. (Ping) Bundy. Betty married Ned Nichols Jr. on June 25, 1941 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2010. She was a 1940 graduate of Bedford High School, and previously worked at Citizens National Bank in Bedford. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford. Survivors include three daughters, Julie (Joe) Burton of Mitchell, Margie (Hank) West of Bloomington, and Nancy (Richard) Lyon of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Steven Hackney, Jessica Pannhoff, Carrie Hackney, David Burton and Jami Fortin; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Webster Bundy Jr. of Bedford. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Michael Calin Nichol; and sister, Juanita Ramey. Funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Cresthaven Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joan Smoke officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Roberta J. Huber Roberta Jean (Huber) Huber, 59, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, Oct. 4. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery. Arrangements by Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. October 05, 2016 Jerry Lee Tolbert Jan. 30, 1939 — Oct. 3, 2016 Jerry Lee Tolbert, 77, of Mitchell, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Mitchell Manor in Mitchell. Born Jan. 30, 1939, In Lawrence County, he was the son of Arthur Tolbert and Maybelle (Beavers) Tolbert Henson. He married Carolyn Sue Roberts on Oct. 5, 1957, and she survives. He was a graduate of Huron High School, with the Class of 1957. Jerry was retired from CSX Railroad, in 1999, with 30 years of service. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960, and was stationed in Korea until his discharge. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was previously a member of Gulletts Creek Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife Carolyn Sue Tolbert of Mitchell; one son, Timmy Lee Tolbert and his wife “Dusty” Lynn Rout Tolbert; one grandson, Samuel Wesley Tolbert and his wife Jessica Kate Blanton Tolbert; one great-grandson, Wil Anderson Tolbert; and one step-great-grandson, Wyatt Campbell; sisters Javonna Sutton and her husband Vernon and Ronda Brown and her husband Darrell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepfather, James Henson. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Mitchell Cemetery with Bro. Lewis Williams officiating. There will be a dinner after the service at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation hours. Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Theresa A. Beedie Theresa A. Beedie, 70, of Heltonville, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Roberta Huber Roberta Huber, 59, of Mitchell, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. October 04, 2016 Kenneth E. Smoot Aug. 12, 1951 — Oct. 1, 2016 Kenneth E. Smoot, 65, of Bedford, died at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at his residence. Born Aug. 12, 1951, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Gene and Vida (Ryan) Smoot. He married Debra Slone on Dec. 10, 1999, and she survives. He was a Quality Control Inspector at General Motors and a member of U.A.W. Local No. 440. Survivors include his wife, Debra, of Bedford; two sons, Anthony Smoot and wife Sandi and Dustin Smoot and wife Michelle; a daughter, Stacy Goen and husband Larry, all of Bedford; two stepsons, Steven Cooper and Jimmy Armstrong, both of Bedford; a stepdaughter, Holly Vest and husband Raymond of Austin; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Kay Held and husband Fred of Bedford and Terasa Freed of Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. Christopher John Michael Anderson Aug. 31, 1970 — Sept. 30, 2016 Christopher John Michael Anderson, 46, of Bedford died at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at his residence. Born Aug. 31, 1970, in Monroe County, he was the son of John and Connie (Yates) Anderson. He was employed by Crider and Sons as a heavy equipment operator. He attended Crossroads Community Church. Survivors include his children, Bristol Anderson, Brookson Anderson, and Christan Anderson; his parents, John and Connie Anderson of Springville; one brother, Tony Anderson and his wife Fayetta of Bloomington; a nephew, Blane Anderson; and a niece, Brianna Anderson. Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Crossroads Church. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com. William G. ‘Bill’ Viers Jr. July 3, 1937 — Oct. 1, 2016 William G. “Bill” Viers Jr. 79, of North Vernon passed away at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at Columbus Regional Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Run Cemetery in Bedford. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon. Born July 3, 1937, in Lawrence County, Bill was the son of William G. and Betty Cook Viers Sr. He married Sue Owen on Feb. 17, 1960. Bill served in the United States Army. He worked as a pipe fitter through the Local 440 Union for 50 years. He was a NASCAR fan, and loved to watch Indiana University basketball. He is survived by his wife, Sue Viers of North Vernon; daughter Leeanna (Randall) Rose of North Vernon; sister, Jeanie Davis of Wabash; grandchildren, Ronald Robbins, Shona Johnson, James Viers, Stevi Beeman, and Ethan Rose; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven B. Viers; and sisters, Juanita Bates, Dorothy Quackenbush, Mildred Meadows, Margie Hannum, and Daisy Reynolds. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Mercy Rescue. Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Bill’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com. October 03, 2016 Morris Edward Rodgers Aug. 12, 1941 — Sept. 30, 2016 Morris Edward Rodgers, 75, of Bedford, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at IU Hospice House, Bloomington. Born Aug. 12, 1941, in Phil, Ky., he was the son of Alfred and Gladys (Sprayberry) Rodgers. He married Janet Clubb on April 3, 1967, and she survives. Morris was a graduate of Bedford High School with the Class of 1960. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of American Legion, Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. He worked several years for GM Powertrain, Bedford and owned his own business, selling die cast supplies. He also worked for J&S Chemicals, retiring in 2005. He was of the Christian Faith. He loved to bird hunt and loved music, helping form the band The Continentals in the 1950s and 1960s; he liked to play golf and spend time with his grandchildren. Surviving are his wife, Janet of Bedford; two daughters, Missy (Chuck) Rassenfoss and LaShona Donica; four granddaughters, Tiffany Edwards, who took special care of her grandfather, Brittany (Justin) Graham, Emily (fiance’ Kyle Morlan) Holland, and Kaci (Leo) Stein; eight great-grandchildren, Keaton, Kailee, Kye, Sailor, Braxton, Savannah, MacKenzie, and Luca; one great-great-granddaughter, Caroline; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl (Vernon) Edwards; two special people, Joshua Gould, who helped care for Morris, and Terry Ray, who was like an adopted son; sister-in-law, Wanda Rodgers; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Michael Allan Scott and Sam Scott; adopted son, Ronnie Rodgers; daughter-in-law, Cindy Scott; granddaughter, Amber Bubalo; and two brothers, Charles and David Rodgers. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha, with Luke Mooneyham officiating. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33, Bedford. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com. Christopher John Michael Anderson Christopher John Michael Anderson, 46, of Bedford, died Friday, Sept. 30. Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Crossroads Community Church. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Jose R. Rodriguez Jose Raul Rodriguez, 84, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Kenneth Smoot Kenneth Smoot, 65, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. October 02, 2016 Morris Edward Rodgers Morris Edward Rodgers, 75, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at White River Baptist Cemetery in Buddha. October 01, 2016 Martha J. (Meadows) Bartlett Aug. 10, 1934 — Sept. 29, 2016 Martha J. Bartlett, 82, of Bedford, died at 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Westview Nursing and Rehab. Born Aug. 10, 1934, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Horace and Mildred (Cracraft) Meadows. She married Dwight W. Bartlett on Sept. 7, 1956, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 2009. She was a homemaker. She had been a cook at Heltonville school and was a teacher’s aide at BNL. She was a merchandiser for American Greeting Cards, AAI Jewelry, and was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Day and husband Mark; two granddaughters, Whitney Fleetwood and her husband Jordan and Bailey Day, all of Heltonville; a sister, Lana Meadows, of Plantation, Fla.; a brother, Jack L. Meadows, of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother in infancy; and sister-in-law Becky Meadows. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tim Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that in lieu of flowers friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery Fund. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.


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