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Obituaries - September 2014




September 30, 2014 Rita K. Morris Sept. 3, 1937 — Sept. 29, 2014

Rita Kaye Morris, 77, of Bedford, died at 5:05 a.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Sept. 3, 1937, in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Joe Magnus and Mary (Presto) Magnus. She married John G. Morris on July 2, 1960; he died July 9, 2001.

She was employed by Indiana Bell Telephone (later AT&T) as a telephone operator, retiring in 1989. For the past 20 years, Rita was co-owner of the travel group Happy Travelers, along with her good friend Linda Fitzpatrick. Through this endeavor, she was able to travel extensively, both here and abroad; meet many new and interesting people and make a great number of new friends. She truly enjoyed the trips with her “Happy Travelers Family.”

She was a graduate of Oolitic High School, Class of 1955; was a very active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, including the Altar Society and Senior Club; was a member of the Ladies of the Knights of Columbus and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Surviving are her daughter, Karen (Scott) Weaver of Bedford; her son, John G. Morris of Bedford; grandson, Joseph Weaver of Bedford; granddaughter, Kristen (Freddie) Held of Williams; great-grandchildren, Bella, Kendall and Mackenzie Held; brother-in-law, Phil Concannon of Bedford; sister-in-law Wilma Magnus of Crane; nephews, Phillip (Cheryl) Concannon and Danny Magnus; and nieces, Marianna (Wayne) Teague and Vickie (Gary) Spinks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Rose Concannon and her brother, Pasquale Magnus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society.

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

Scott McGregor

July 4, 1952 — Sept. 28, 2014

Scott C. McGregor, 62, of Bedford, passed away at 5 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.

He was born on July 4, 1952, in Lawrence County to Donald “Don” McGregor and Evelyn M. (Root) McGregor. He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1970, he worked as a cable installer and siding installer in St. Louis.

Scott was an avid pool player and loved everyone, was a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff “Jeffy” Lytton and Jason Smith, both of Bedford; mother, Evelyn McGregor of Bedford; brother, Schel (Susan) McGregor of Bedford; two sisters, Sheree (Mike) Padgett of Linton and Shawn Liford of Lawrence County; three grandchildren, Brandon Lytton, Ashley Lytton, and Sidney Smith, all of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

Scott was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Ralph and Betty McGregor and Robert “Bob” and Minnie Root.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home, Bedford.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

Michael D. Burton

March 23, 1937 — Sept. 27, 2014

Michael D. Burton, 77, of Orleans, passed away at his residence on Saturday.

He was born on March 23, 1937, to Kenneth and Gayle (Pickens) Burton.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Laura Joan (Kirkman) Burton of Orleans; two sons, Kenneth David Burton of West Baden and Michael Paul Burton (Lana) of Orleans; two daughters, Laura Lynn Kirk (Terry) of Mitchell and Beth Ann Cooper (Gary) of Orleans; one sister, Patricia Mathers (James) of Orleans; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a retired Vice President of Reynolds, Inc. in Orleans. He spent his career helping cities and towns around the country by constructing water treatment facilities to meet their citizens’ needs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

As he loved his community, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Town of Orleans if desired.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery.

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

June Fisher

Aug. 5, 1934 — Sept. 25, 2014

June Fisher, age 80, of Kearney, Neb., formerly of Oxford, Neb., passed away Thursday at the St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1934, in Bedford to Clarence G. and Mary Elsie (Flinn) Dalton.

June grew up in the Bedford area. She was baptized in September of 1947 at the age of 13 at Pinhook Christian Church at Bedford. She married Ellis Fisher on June 4, 1955, in Bedford. They would move in 1976 to Almena, Kan., and later the Oxford, Neb. area.

She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Beaver City Manor and Walker Post Nursing Home in Oxford. Because of health problems, they would move to Kearney, Neb. Ellis would pass away on July 21, 2014.

She enjoyed reading, animals (especially cats), embroidery, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellis; brother-in-law, Fred Chastain; and two nephews, Jeffrey and Brent Demaree.

Survivors include her sons, David Fisher of Kearney, Neb., and Randy Fisher of Columbus; daughters, MaryKay Shearer and Bonnie Fisher, both of Kearney, Neb.; sisters, Judy Chastain of Mitchell and Janet Demaree and husband Harry “Benny” of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Jacob and Jared Shearer, Matthew Fisher, Robert Fisher, Rachel Myers, Justin Fisher, and Kayla Harden; and six great-grandchildren.

Condolences or personal reflections can be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com

A private viewing was for family only. Graveside services were Monday at the Union Cemetery, in Beaver City, Neb., with Pastor Becky Saddler officiating.

Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Neb., was in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse Pace

Oct. 18, 1928 — Sept. 29, 2014

Jesse Pace, 85, Bedford, died at 12:20 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First Apostolic Church on Warren Street in Mitchell. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church in Mitchell.

Thomas Kuhbander

Thomas R. Kuhbander, 72, Mitchell, died at 7:18 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Dayton, Ohio. September 29, 2014 Dona F. Jenkins June 24, 1939 — Sept. 24, 2014

Dona F. Jenkins, 75, of Bedford, died peacefully on Wednesday at her residence.

Born June 24, 1939, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Bertha (McDermed) Dillard. She attended Bedford area schools.

She retired in 1998 after working 23 years as a nurse’s aide. She was previously employed by Dunn Memorial Hospital and Bedford Medical Center and had worked for Indiana University as a line manager for two years.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was an avid crafter and enjoyed reading, antiquing, needlework, quilting, painting projects and cooking. She also enjoyed her flower gardens, the hummingbirds especially and her pets, Sugar, Tab and Sam. She loved her family and particularly enjoyed her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Shayna Bechner-Ingalls and Carrie Bechner-Kirk, both of Bedford, and Jona Jenkins of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Aaron Bechner of Bedford; two brothers, Neal Dillard and wife Karen and Wayne Dillard and wife Brenda, all of Paoli; two sisters, Barbara Fullen and husband Larry of Campbellsburg and Louise McMannis and husband Jim of Paoli; a sister-in-law, Charyl (Don) Dillard of Seymour; five grandsons, Josh Bechner of North Carolina, Paul Kirk and James “David” Ingalls, both of Bedford, J.D. Bugh and Adam Adnane, both of Louisville, Ky; one granddaughter, Amber Bechner of Texas; three great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Doris Perkins of Paoli; and a brother, Donald Dillard of Seymour.

Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dona at www.daycarter.com.

Robert K. Webb

Aug. 10, 1949 — Sept. 27, 2014

Robert Keith “Crazy Bob” Webb, 65, of Bedford, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born Aug. 10, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Leland G. and Marcella (Tolbert) Webb.

He worked at Kaiser Aluminum of Bedford, at G.E. Bloomington, and was a construction worker.

He was of the Christian faith.

He was a lifetime member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club and a member of the Bedford Eagles 654.

He is survived by two close friends, Steven Taylor and Seth Turpin, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elaine; one son, Steven K. Webb; one brother, Steven L. Webb; one sister, Judy Box; and his best friend, Kenny Wayne Mundy.

Funeral service will be  at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Mike Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. An Eagles Memorial Service will be at 7 p.m.

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

Barbara S. Ficklin

Nov. 26, 1948 — Sept. 28, 2014

Barbara Sue Ficklin, 65, of Bedford, died at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday at the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

Born Nov. 26, 1948, in Washington, she was the daughter of the Rev. Cloval Patton and Viola (Brown) Patton. She married Marion E. Ficklin on Nov. 5, 1966, and he survives.

She was a Supervisor of Advanced Data Operations at the Indiana University Alumni Association where she retired after 27 years.

She was a member of Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene where she played piano and sang all her life. She was a member of the Patton Trio that traveled and sang gospel music.

Survivors include her husband, Marion of Bedford; three daughters, Kristi Norman and husband Mark, Kelli Morris and husband Bill and Kimberly Guerra and husband Rogelio, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brittany Rodrigues (Kristan), Bryant Norman (Whitney), Brianna Bartlett, Braden Bartlett and Jamison and Lyric; one great-grandchild, Brecken Sue Norman; and two step great-grandchildren, Braxten and Mikaela. She was “Granny” to Josh and Libbi Landers. Also surviving is a brother, Doyle Ron Patton and wife Sally of Seymour; two sisters, Judy Patton-Rushing of New Albany and Donna J. Landers and husband Perry of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Shirley and Betty Patton.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Duane Brown and the Rev. Duane Boady officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday, all at Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the IU Foundation for IU Simon Cancer Center for Cancer Research.

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

Dale Waldbieser

March 31, 1940 — Sept. 27, 2014

Dale G. Waldbieser, 74, Mitchell, passed away at 9:06 a.m. Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 31, 1940, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Philmon Henry and Marjorie Zelma (Swank) Waldbieser. He married Phyllis Jean Maybaugh June 30, 1962.

Dale was a farmer and the founder of Sugar Creek Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250, National Rifle Association, and the National Bird Game Association. He graduated from Indiana State University and attended Purdue University.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean Waldbieser of Mitchell; children, Kris Lynn (Jim) Sergio of Indianapolis and Brian (Andrea) Waldbieser of Mitchell; and granddaughters, Stephanie Baker and Briley Waldbieser.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor John Lane and Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Cemetery in Center Point.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Thomas J. Baugh

Jan. 28, 1948 — Sept. 26, 2014

Thomas J. Baugh, 66, Mitchell, passed away at 8 p.m. Friday at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 28, 1948, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Delbert and Fern (Arnold) Baugh. He married Marilyn Kay Harper Aug. 9, 1969.

He was last employed by National Motor Club.

 Tom graduated in 1966 from Mitchell High School and was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn K. Baugh of Mitchell; twin nieces, Christie Steed and Crystal Miller; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Baugh of Mitchell.

His parents; and brothers, David Baugh and twin, John Baugh, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen, and a family graveside service will be at a later date at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jerry Allen officiating.

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

Patsy Gilliland

Patsy Gilliland, 79, of Bedford, died at 7:20 a.m. on Monday at the home of her granddaughter in Orleans. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thomas Kuhbander

Thomas Kuhbander, 72, Mitchell, died at 7:18 p.m. Sunday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 28, 2014

Thomas Baugh

Thomas Baugh, of Mitchell, died Friday. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements.

Dale G. Waldbieser

Dale G. Waldbieser, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell is in charge of arrangements. September 27, 2014 Wilbur Briscoe Feb. 1, 1923 — Sept. 26, 2014

Wilbur Eugene Briscoe, 91, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born Feb. 1, 1923, in Mitchell, he was the son of Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe.

Wilbur was employed 43 years and nine months at Carpenter Body Works and 20 years at Chastain Funeral Home. He was a longtime member and usher at the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church, and a member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Surviving: brothers, Louis “Doodle” Briscoe of Bedford, Robert (June) Briscoe of Bloomington, Leroy (Shirley) Briscoe of Mitchell, Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell, and Basis (Karen) Briscoe of Mitchell; a sister, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford, and several nieces and nephews.

His daughter, Regina Ann Briscoe; brothers, James Briscoe and Walter “Bus” Briscoe; and sisters, Frances Briscoe, Fern Watson and Ruby Smith preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Eric Kersey officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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

Doris L. Kneisel

Nov. 26, 1923 — Sept. 20, 2014

Doris L. Kneisel, 90, of Nashville, formerly of Bedford, passed from this life at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus.

Born in Clarksville, Texas Nov. 26, 1923, Mrs. Kneisel was the daughter of James M. and Mary Gladys Davis Adams. She married Dr. G. F. Kneisel Aug. 4, 1946. He preceded her in death January 20, 2003.

Mrs. Kneisel attended East Central University in Ada, OK. She was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II where she served at the Base Commander’s Yeoman in Corpus Christi, Texas.

A homemaker, Mrs. Kneisel enjoyed membership in Psi Iota Xi Sorority, the Bedford Little Theatre, and the former Bedford Dance Club and she was a former Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her daughters, Jamie (Walt) Pestridge of Loveland, CO, Terry (Larry) Mull of Woodbury, GA, and Vicki (Douglas) May of Nashville; a sister, Mary Selby of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

In keeping with Mrs. Kneisel’s wishes, cremation is planned. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th Street, Columbus, IN 47201 or White River Humane Society of Lawrence County, P.O. Box 792, Bedford, IN 47421.

Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.

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

Dona Jenkins

June 24, 1939 — Sept. 24, 2014

Dona F. Jenkins, 75, of Bedford, died Wednesday at her home. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Day and Carter Mortuary in Bedford.

Memorials: White River Humane Society. September 26, 2014 Judith Pedro Oct. 9, 1939 — Sept. 25, 2014

Judith “Judy” R. Pedro, 74, of Bloomington, passed away Thursday at her home. Judy was born on Oct. 9, 1939, in Bloomington; she was the daughter of Benjamin and Effie (Warner) Barrick.

Judy graduated from BHS in 1957. She spent several years in bookkeeping and social work, working for Pathfinders Services and the former Curry Bookstore (TIS). Judy was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Harrodsburg. Judy was a pastor’s wife and spent almost 40 years with her husband Neal in pastoral ministries located in Vincennes, Bristow and Elwood, Indiana. She was an avid fundraiser for church and numerous charities including youth activities. Judy and her sister Melissa raised over $30,000 selling their homemade peanut brittle for the church building fund. Judy grew up attending the Pentecostal Faith Assembly at the corner of 11th and Adams; she was the former financial Sunday school secretary. Judy was a breast cancer survivor for 19 years.

Judy is survived by her husband Neal Pedro of Bloomington; three children Gregory Pedro (Terri) of Lawrence County, Natalie Bowman (Rev. Greg) of Bedford, and Jill Ross (Joe) of Wabash, Indiana; six grandchildren Stephanie Pedro, Christine Pedro, Caleb Bowman, Reagan Bowman, Peyton Ross and Pvt. Joseph Neal Ross.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Monday at the New Life United Pentecostal Church in Harrodsburg. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Allen Funeral Home.

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

Wilbur Briscoe

Wilbur E. Briscoe, 91, died this morning at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. September 25, 2014 Raymond J. Gilstrap Dec. 15, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2014

Raymond J. Gilstrap, 85, of Bedford, died at his residence Monday night, Sept. 22.

Born Dec. 15, 1928, in Pinhook, Lawrence County, he was the son of Dorothy Marie (Axsom) and Stanley Raymond Gilstrap. He married Dolores Maxine Bechner on Jan. 24, 1953 and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2010. Raymond was an insurance agent and realtor, owning Gilstrap Realty and Insurance for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bedford. He was a 50-year member of Bedford Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M., York Rite & Scottish Rite. He was a Veteran of WW II, serving in the Air Force from 1946 to 1948.

Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Faris and her husband Michael, of Bedford; two grandchildren, Jeremy Faris and Timothy Faris, both of Bedford; a brother, Lawrence Edward Gilstrap and his wife Gayle, of Bedford; two sisters, Nellie Allen of Okeechobee, Fla., and Juanita Thomas, of Bedford; two half-sisters, Bonne Sue Clifton and Betty Jo Brown, both of Bedford; two step-sisters, Oweeta Flinn, of Bloomington, and Helen Sovern, of Brownstown; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Robert Dwight Gilstrap; sister, Virginia Ruth Tweedy Durr, and step-sister, Jean Horner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Elmwood Chapel at Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Raymond at www.daycarter.com.

Beulah M. Bliss

March 7, 1930 — Sept. 24, 2014

Beulah M. Bliss, 84, of Bedford, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation, Bedford.

Born March 7, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Leo and Blanche (Applegate) Sonner.

She married Billy R. Bliss on Dec. 23, 1950; he died Nov. 7, 1996.

She was a graduate of New Amsterdam (IN) High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bedford; Order of Eastern Star, Solsberry Chapter, and the Women’s Department Club.

Surviving are her sons, Charles R. (Rebecca) Bliss, Bedford and Glenn W. Bliss, Bloomington; granddaughter, Elizabeth (Matthew) Martindale, Bloomington; grandson, Andrew W. Bliss, U.S. Air Force, Shreveport, La.; great-grandson, Nicholas Martindale, and sister, Norma (Ted) Cotner, New Albany, Ind.

She was preceded in death by parents and her husband.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Dorothy Frances Elder

Jan. 16, 1925 — Sept. 22, 2014

Dorothy Frances Elder, 89, of Bargersville, passed away on Sept. 22, 2014. Dorothy was born on Jan. 16, 1925, in Bedford, to the late Dewey and Pearl Chenault. Dorothy was married to Robert Elder, who preceded her in passing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Ed) Robinson; sister, Erma (Kenny) Haws; grandchildren, Matthew Robinson, Mindy (Brandon) Bangel and Marc Robinson; and great-grandchildren, Olivia and Aubrey Bangel.

Memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, with visitation from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the mortuary. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.singletonmortuary.com.

Dona Jenkins

Dona Jenkins, 75, Bedford, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 24, 2014 Edward E. Boshears Dec. 24, 1924 — Sept. 22, 2014

Edward E. Boshears, 89, of White River Lodge, Bedford, died at 8:44 p.m. Monday at IU Health, Bedford.

Born Dec. 24, 1924, in Bloomington, he was the son of Elza and Lola (Adkins) Boshears. He married Margie K. Keller on Jan. 5, 1952; she preceded him in death in 2000.

He was employed as an appliance repairman at Armstrong Furniture, Bedford, for many years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and was part of the Normandy Invasion; and was a member of the Free Methodist Church, Bedford.

Surviving are his daughter, June (Dave) Armstrong, Oolitic; two granddaughters, April Armstrong, Bloomington and Rachel Zollman, Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Zoe and Zane Zollman, Bedford, and Sean and Savanna Armstrong, Lafayette; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Homer Boshears; two sisters, Mae Meadows and Thelma Wampler; and one grandson, Paul Armstrong.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Harold Godsey officiating. Burial will be in Gilgal Cemetery, Heltonville.

Military Rites will be accorded by members of American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford.

Friends may call on Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

Dennis Alan Corey

July 15, 1949 — Sept. 22, 2014

Dennis Alan Corey, 65, of Oolitic, died at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born July 15, 1949 in Oolitic, he was the son of Willie A. and Ruth (Moore) Corey. He married Brenda Bridges on March 29, 1971, and she survives. His parents opened the Windmill Drive-In in 1962 and he operated it for many years and continued to help with Corey’s Dutch Boy Double Deckers. He was a retired Captain with the City of Bedford Fire Department, also worked as a painter with fellow firemen for Wray’s Painting and C & H Insulation. He was a member of the Dive Christian Church, Oolitic Masonic Lodge, American Legion Gillen Post #33, the Retired Firefighters Assoc., Indiana Firefighters Assoc. (I.F.A.), Professional Fire Fighters Union of IN (P.P.F.U.I.), International Assoc. of Fire Fighters #728. He enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren and family, working outside, playing music and camping with the “Happy Campers.”

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of Oolitic; two sons, Jeff Corey and wife, Monica, and Joel Corey, all of Bedford; a daughter, Ginger Corey of Bedford; four grandchildren, Kennedy Savanna Corey, Reagan Makenna Corey, Jackson Stephen Alan Corey and Tanner William Sego; one God-daughter, Corey Brooke Nikirk of Oolitic; two sisters, Suzette Kern and Marilou Parsons and husband, Larry, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Theresa Bridges of Youngstown, Ohio, Sheila Storie and husband, Donald of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Becky True of Indianapolis; a brother-in-law, Danny Bridges and wife, Vicky, of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Lincoln Alan Corey; grandparents, Sim and Ethel Corey, Verna and Kyle Moore; two brothers-in-law, David Bridges and Michael Kern.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Dive Christian Church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Dive Christian Children’s Christmas or Dive Preschool. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dennis at www.daycarter.com.

Sherry Sue (Phillips) East

June 11, 1948 — Sept. 23, 2014

Sherry Sue (Phillips) East, 66, of Paoli, formerly of Bedford, died at 10:02 p.m. on Tuesday at Paoli Health & Living Center.

Born June 11, 1948 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Charlene (Watkins) Phillips. She married Charles “Charlie” East and he survives. She was a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister. She was very kind and loving.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie, of Bedford; a son, Charles P East of Louisville; two step-daughters, Rhonda Mobley and Susan Roberts, both of Bloomington; a sister, Cherri Linthicum and husband Walter of Lebanon, Tenn.; two grandchildren and one due on Friday. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Hanson Cemetery with Brother Max Abel officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 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 Sherry at www.daycarter.com.

Raymond Gilstrap

Dec. 15, 1928 — Sept. 22, 2014

Raymond J. Gilstrap, 85, Bedford, died Monday at his residence.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with graveside rites accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. September 23, 2014 Herma M. Hackney Feb. 28, 1928 — Sept. 20, 2014

Herma M. Hackney passed away Saturday after a lengthy illness.

Born in Bremen-Blumenthal, Germany, on Feb. 28, 1928, Herma was educated in Germany. She was the only child of Hermann and Martha Wittstock.

Herma was 11 years old when World War II started. The Weser River — which is a major transport artery in Germany — ran through Herma’s hometown of Blumenthal and was bombed repeatedly during World War II due to the number of shipyards located along the river. Because of the repeated bombing, Herma and many other children in the area were sent away to southern Germany to ensure their safety. Herma’s uncle, a German citizen living near the Bremen-Blumenthal area, was a spy for the British army and was actually captured and later killed for giving the coordinates of the U-Boat factory along the Weser River to the British so that it could be bombed and destroyed.

Immediately after the war, Herma, when she was 18 years old, went to work for the Americans and served as an interpreter where she met her late husband, William B. Hackney. They married and settled in Bedford, which was William’s hometown.

Herma is survived by her three children, William Hackney (spouse Kathy Hackney) and Ken Hackney (spouse Cathy Hackney) of Bedford, and Vickie Chamberlain (spouse Bill Chamberlain) of Greenwood; six grandchildren, William Hackney (deceased), Beverly Freitag, Kristy Carmichael, JoAnna Cobb, Lauren Chamberlain and Allison Chamberlain; and one great-grandchild, Katirena Freitag.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.daycarter.com.

William G. Flynn

Nov. 24, 1951 — Sept. 21, 2014

William Gerald “Bill” Flynn, 62, of Bedford, met his Lord and Savior at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday after being involved in an automobile accident.

Born Nov. 24, 1951, in Springville, he was the son of Harold and Kathryn (Michael) Flynn. He married Grace Wykoff and she survives.

Bill was employed at Rogers Group for 36 years and was a member of the Stonegate Faith Center of Bedford and I.U.O.E. Local 841.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Grace of Bedford; his daughters, Heidi and Emily Flynn; his sons, Luke (Alicia) Flynn and Michael Flynn; his grandsons, Fletcher and Grady Flynn; his father-in-law, Robert Wykoff Sr.; his siblings, Don (Betty) Flynn, Carolyn (Dale) Childers, Sheila Flynn, Carl Flynn, Patricia (Flynn) Evans and Mark (Sherlyn) Flynn; his best friends, Bob Evans and Red Anderson; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Bill was preceded in death by his son, Chad Flynn; his parents; brother, Ernie Flynn; mother-in-law, Kathy Bartley; grandmother, Grace Stonestreet who previously resided in his home; and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Sarah Flynn.

Friends and well wishers often commented of the good deeds our dad was known for, such as cutting wood for people in need, giving mushrooms to those unable to hunt for them, donating his time, money and heart to countless individuals, families or charitable organizations. Our dad never spoke of his good deeds, he was an humble man. He knew those good deeds were not saving him a place in his Heavenly Home. There was no doubt in our minds that our dad was instantly reunited with “His Little Buddy” at Heaven’s gate. Our dad would have wanted his message to be that regardless of how you have lived your life in the past, take the time to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and give Him the rest of your life. Psalms 139.

Our dad was a great provider, husband, father and papaw. He worked hard to support our family. Dad passed on to each of us a great work ethic, a solid foundation of love, morals, and good character. Dad gave us a living example of what a man should be. We love and miss you, dad, it’s not good bye, we’ll see you later.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Stonegate Faith Center with Pastors Jan and Martie Spaulding officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to a ministry of the donor’s choice to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

Dennis A. Corey

July 15, 1949 — Sept. 22, 2014

Dennis Alan Corey, 65, Oolitic, died at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at his residence. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Dive Christian Church. Burial will follow in Dive Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Memorials: Dive Christian Children’s Christmas or Dive Preschool.

Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Frederick D. O’Bannon

Oct. 7, 1937 — Sept. 17, 2014

Frederick Douglas O’Bannon, 76, Owensburg, died Sept. 17. There will be no public visitation. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Ashcraft Chapel Cemetery in rural Bloomfield. Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.

James E. Glover

July 28, 1943 — Sept. 20, 2014

James E. Glover, 71, Bedford, died Saturday. Calling will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Raymond Gilstrap

Raymond Gilstrap, Bedford, died at 9:05 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Edward Boshears

Edward Boshears, 89, Bedford, died Monday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. September 22, 2014 Alva J. Brown Sept. 19, 1937 — Sept. 20, 2014

Alva J. Brown, 77, of Bedford, passed away at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born on Sept. 19, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Timothy Alva and Renia (Staggs) Brown. He married Betty Jo Gilstrap on Oct. 19, 1958, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School, Class of 1957. He was a longtime member of Free Methodist Church.

He was a meat cutter for A & P for 13 years. He retired as a captain of the Bedford Fire Department after 28 years. He also painted more than 1,500 houses in the Bedford area.

He enjoyed woodworking and playing cards.

Surviving are his wife Betty of Bedford; two sons, Jay (Lori) Brown, and Jim “JD” (Niki) Brown, both of Bedford; one daughter, Cindy (Tod) Curtis of Bedford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Larry (JoAnn) Brown, Gerald (Analyn) Brown, and Bob (Zelmy) Brown, all of Bedford, and Danny (Barbara) Brown of Texas; three sisters, Alice Brown of Franklin, Helen (Herb )Speer of Bedford, and Mary “Cricket” (Adrian) Brown, New Orleans, La.: and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Susie Speer; and one brother, Timmy Joe Brown.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 2- p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

James Glover

James Glover, 71, Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home. September 21, 2014 Alva Brown

Alva Brown, 77, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.

William Joe Browning

William Joe Browning, 58, of Bedford, died Thursday. Private services will be held at a later date. Southern Indiana Cremation Society is handling arrangements.

Herma M. Hackney

Herma M. Hackney, 86, of Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. September 20, 2014 Joyce L. Roll June 30, 1934 — Sept. 17, 2014

Joyce L. Roll, 80, of Bedford passed away at 6 a.m. on Wednesday in Bedford.

She was born on June 30, 1934, to Cecil and Blanche M. (Knight) Hayes. She married Dallas Roll in 1951, and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Knoy, Connie (Rick) Bennett, Mary Albertson and Kim Mitchell; sons, Jimmy (Kimmy) Roll, James L. Roll, Steve Roll and Johnny Roll; sisters, Betty Self, Shirley Hayes, Margie Longfellow and Delores (Donna) Lannan; brothers, Jack Hayes and Harold Hayes; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at noon on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Internment will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Orange County

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday and on from 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Barbara J. Slone

March 31, 1946 — Sept. 18, 2014

Barbara Jean Slone, 68, Mitchell, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Marcia K. Allen

Marcia Kay Allen, 58, Bedford, died at 8:23 p.m. Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springville Christian Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell. September 19, 2014 Claude V. Earl Oct. 19, 1930 — Sept. 18, 2014

Claude V. Earl, 83, Mitchell, passed away at 1:07 a.m. Thursday at his residence.

Born Oct. 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Arthur T. and May Bell (Simmons) Earl. He married Joan Lee Bell March 13, 1953.

He was a farmer and school bus driver for 441/2 years for Mitchell Community Schools.

Claude was a 1949 graduate of Tunnelton High School and a member of Smedley Church of Christ.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Surviving are his wife, Joan Earl of Mitchell; children, David Martin Earl, Douglas (Jana) Earl, and Lea Angela “Angie” (Adrian) Slaughter, all of Mitchell; grandchildren, Mikel (Kim) Earl, Jason (Lesley) Slaughter, Jamie (A.J.) Johnson, Jodie (Kyle) Endris, Lindsay (Nick) Doub, Tyler (Candie) Earl, and Evan (Nikki) Earl; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Evelyn Lee of Jasper and Ruth Ellen Johnson of Mooresville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers will be grandsons.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. September 18, 2014 Phoebe L. Hamilton Jan. 28, 1941 — Sept. 9, 2014

Phoebe Lou Hamilton, 73, of Mitchell, died at 10 p.m. on Sept. 9, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Mitchell, the daughter of James Robert Hamilton, M.D., and Nellie (Stone) Hamilton, the youngest of four children.

She was a 1959 graduate of Mitchell High School. She attended Indiana University. After a year in Heidelberg, Germany, she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1967 in German and her master’s a year later.

She taught at the University of Northern Colorado. She spent eight years in Guam, setting up the media department of the Robert F. Kennedy Library at the University of Guam, then three years as librarian at Pearl City Community College in Hawaii. She went back to college, earning a second master’s degree, this one from the University of Hawaii in library science.

She went to the United States Military Academy as a librarian in the cadet library. She learned military history and military science from the cadets. She put that knowledge to good use cataloging over 5,000 books on military science and history at the Library of Congress.

After West Point she moved to Washington, D.C., first cataloging in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering, then on to the Library of Congress. She retired from the library in early 2006 and moved back to Mitchell in September.

She was active in Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa, the John Wallace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cecil C. Martin Post 250 of the American Legion.

She was a long-time member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one niece, Holly Mixdorf and husband Tom of Zionsville; three nephews, Ralph, Andrew and Joseph Hamilton, all of Canada; one great-niece; two great-nephews; many cousins and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Josh, James R. “Robin” Hamilton II, and Joseph Hamilton; and one nephew, James Robert Hamilton III.

Burial will be private.

A Celebration of Life will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell. Friends are welcome to come and share their favorite “Phoebe story” or other memories.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James Robert Hamilton III Scholarship, the John Wallace Chapter of the DAR Fund or the Mitchell Community Fund, all in care of the Lawrence County Community Foundation, or the Cecil C. Martin Post 250 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosamund P. Johnson

Sept. 27, 1927 — Sept. 14, 2014

Rosamund P. Johnson, 86, formerly of Brownstown, went to be with her heavenly father on Sunday. She was a resident of White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born on Sept. 27, 1927, in Mitchell, she was a daughter of Earl and Pearl (Johnson) Burton. She was first married to Vaughn Kuster after World War II. She later married Oscar Johnson of Orleans, and he precedes her in death.

She is survived by one son, Michael (Jackie) Kuster of Bedford; one daughter, Deri Dee (David) Covey of Kempner, Texas; two sisters, Patricia (James) Blevins and Brenda Burton; one granddaughter, Shilo Covey; two grandsons, Jason Kuster and Brian Kuster; three great-grandchildren, Nathan, Abigail and Peyton Kuster, also survive; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister; and three brothers.

According to her wishes, she was cremated on Sept. 16.

Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown handled her final arrangements.

Monica A. Ryan

March 10, 1966 — Sept. 16, 2014

Monica A. Craft Ryan, 48, of Shoals, passed away unexpectedly at Daviess Community Hospital at 2:48 a.m. on Monday.

She was born on March 10, 1966 in Detroit, Mich., to David and Mary (Quigley) Craft. Monica married Lawrence E. “Larry” Ryan on Oct. 22, 1994, in Bedford.

She graduated from Shoals High School Class of 1984 and received an A.S. Degree from Vincennes University in 1986.

She was formerly employed by Memorial Hospital in Jasper as a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Monica attended the First Baptist Church in Bedford and Crane Village Church.

She is survived by her husband, Larry of Shoals; daughter, Jessica Elizabeth Ryan of Shoals; parents, David and Mary Craft of Shoals; two brothers, David (Lenora) Craft II and Edward L. (Marlena) Craft, both of Shoals; two nieces, Stephanie and Sara Craft of Shoals; and father-in-law, Thomas J. Ryan of Bedford

She is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Opal “Polly” Ryan.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow.

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

Larry D. Bundy Sr.

Feb. 20, 1955 — Sept. 15, 2014

Larry Dale Bundy Sr., 59, died at 8:57 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Cremation was chosen with no service. Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center was in charge of the arrangements.

Claude V. Earl

Claude V. Earl, 83, passed away at 1:07 a.m. today at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 16, 2014 Helen G. Blackwell Oct. 5, 1924 — Sept. 14, 2014

Helen Geraldine “Jerry” Blackwell, 89, of Bedford, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harrison and Hazel (Keithley) King. She married Burl Wayne Blackwell on June 18, 1945 and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2006.

She worked at M. Fine & Sons, was a homemaker and attended Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, John (Cathy) Blackwell of Springville and James (Judy) Blackwell of Bedford; one daughter, Nancy (Stan) Griffith of Bloomington; grandchildren, Julie (Mike) England, Tom (Kelli) Blackwell, Jamie Blackwell, Rob (Amanda) Blackwell and Derek (Lauren) Blackwell; step-grandchildren, Tony (Jennifer) Griffith, Robin (Steve) Bradford, Tracy Harrison, Tony (April) Harrison and Travis Harrison and (Heather Needham); great-grandchildren, Jesse England, Conner Blackwell, Kylee Blackwell, Daulton Blackwell, Devin Blackwell and Dayson Blackwell; and step-great-grandchildren, Tyler Harrison, Zach Harrison, Zane Harrison, Zayden Harrison, Dakota Harrison, Dayton Harrison, Dillon O’Rourke and Cameron O’Rourke.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brothers, Lawrence and Louis.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Gary Cornwell and Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

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

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

Luther W. Voorhies

Aug. 17, 1938 — Sept. 9, 2014

Luther Willie Voorhies, 76, passed away Sept. 9 peacefully with family by his side.

He was the son of Arnold and Mae Voorhies of Springville.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter and son.

He is also survived by two brothers,  David (Carol) Voorhies and Paul (Bernice) Voorhies; and two sisters, Peggy (Gary) Lane and Phyllis (Donnie) Cobb all of Springville.

He was veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Rochester Los Angeles, Calif. Private service was held. September 15, 2014 William S. Terry Feb. 8, 1927 — Sept. 13, 2014

William “Bill” Terry, 87, Silverville, died at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson’s Christian Village.

Born Feb. 8, 1927, in Martin County, he was the son of George Earl and Lillian Thelma (Mitchell) Terry. He married Norma Anabel Craig on March 24, 1945, and she preceded him in death on June 20, 2014.

He was a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years, where he served as deacon, trustee, song leader, and church care taker.

He retired as a motor vehicle supervisor at NAD Crane after 31 years; he had also been a school bus driver for the NLCS corporation, and co-owner of Terry Brothers Trucking with his brother Bob.

Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in WW II.

He was known as the watermelon man, selling melons under the tree in the yard.

Survivors include one son, William Duane Terry and wife Julia of Fayetteville; two daughters, Judith Karen Bailey of Silverville and Jeaneen Sharon Sons and husband Steve of Bedford; grandchildren, Monte, Marty, Michael, Stephanie, Whitney, Courtney, Greg and Niki; great-grandchildren, Brenna, Layna, Chase, Braden, Britan, Kendal, Bailey Ann, Hayden, Gage, Colton and Katie; two brothers, Gene Terry of Ohio and James Terry and wife Judith of Bedford; sister-in-law, Marcella Terry of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; grandson, William Kent Bailey; son-in-law, Larry Bailey; brothers, John and Bob Terry; and sisters, Mildred Terrell and Mary Ruth McCollum.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church.

Graveside services will be at noon on Wednesday in the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post  No. 33.

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

Wyman D. Chenault

Aug. 11, 1941 — Sept. 12, 2014

Wyman Dale Chenault, 73, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at 6:55 p.m. on Friday in Bedford, with loved ones at his side.

He was born in Lawrence County on Aug. 11, 1941, to Kenneth “Coke” Chenault and Ethel (Hawkins) Chenault. He attended school at Oolitic and was a retired steel worker.

Survivors include his friend, Carole Tewney and her granddaughter, Cheyanne Lyons of Bedford; two sons, Denny Joe Chenault of Bedford and Bobby Dycus of South Carolina; two daughters, Richele Denniston and Sunnie Chenault, both of Carlsbad, N.M.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Faye Shaver and Bette O’Brien, both of California, and Karen McDowell of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Danny and Kirby.

There will be no visitation hours. Dale will be laid to rest at Breckenridge Cemetery by his brother Danny at a later date.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Blackwell

Helen Geraldine (King) Blackwell, 89, Bedford, died Sunday. Arrangements pending at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. September 14, 2014 Irla Oneita Burnette May 22, 1919 — Sept. 11, 2014

Irla Oneita Burnette, 95, of Springville, died at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born May 22, 1919, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Marcus and Nanny Bell (Kirk) Strauser. She married James Matthew Burnette on October 26, 1939, and he survives. She was a factory worker for Sarkes Tarzian and RCA, and she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her husband, James, of Springville; two sons, Raymond Doyle Burnette and Donald M. Burnette and wife, Yvonne Lou, all of Springville; eight grandchildren, James, Robert, Michael, Scott, Jerry, Randall, DeLinda Allexander and Theresa Allen; fourteen great- grandchildren; fourteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Leona Sue Burnette; two sisters, Alice Dobson and Marjorie Strauser; a brother, Wayne Strauser, and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16th, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Rev. Wendell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 15th, and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, September 16th, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Irla at www.daycarter.com. September 13, 2014 Irla O. Burnette May 22, 1919 — Sept. 11, 2014 Irla Oneita Burnette, 95, Springville, died at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary. September 12, 2014 Terry A. Smith Feb. 16, 1950 — Sept. 10, 2014

Terry A. Smith, 64, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 16, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Fredrick M. and Mavis J. (Humphries) Smith. He married Betty Burress on Aug. 9, 1980, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Shawswick High School, Class of 1968. He received his B.S. Degree from Oakland City College and his Masters from Indiana State University. He was a retired school teacher at Bedford North Lawrence High School, North Lawrence Vocational School and Shawswick Middle School.

He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. He ran the scoreboard for 25 years at BNL Basketball Games. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 30 years, and a past member of the ISTA. He enjoyed golfing, history, cars, and aviation.

Surviving are his wife, Betty of Bedford; two sisters, Janice (Bill) Wilson of Bloomington and Carolyn (James) McGowen of Bloomington; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Glenn Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Louisville.

Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lawrence Community Schools Scholarship Foundation or the White River Humane Society.

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

Pauline Saliba

June 24, 1928 — Sept. 11, 2014

Pauline Saliba, 86, Mitchell, passed away Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 24, 1928, in Marion, Ill., she was the daughter of Webb and Emma (Sims) Burleson. She married Tammer Saliba June 15, 1948, and he preceded her in death, Sept. 9, 2007.

Pauline was a homemaker, and served as an evangelistic singer throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. She graduated from Marion (Illinois) High School in 1946.

She was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene, First United Methodist Church in Herrin, Ill., and the Red Hat Society.

Surviving are sons, Larry Dean (Susan Joyce) Saliba of Mitchell, David Lee (Marcia) Saliba of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Stephen Paul (Ginger) Saliba of Peotone, Ill.; grandchildren, Christopher Saliba, Jimmy (April) Saliba, David Lee (Aura) Saliba II, M.D., Hardy (Tina) Saliba, Eddie Saliba, John Saliba and Andrew Saliba; great-grandchildren, Lily Faith Saliba, Kinsey Hope Saliba, Emmy Grace Saliba, Malaya Rayne Saliba, Layton Taylor Saliba, and David Alexander Saliba; and brother, Bill (Jean) Burleson  of Beecher, Ill.

Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene with the Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Graveside service and burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, Ill., at 10 a.m. (CDT) on Monday.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

Arrantements were entrusted to Haverly Funeral Chapel.

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

Vicky E. King

May 27, 1949 — Sept. 11, 2014

Vicky Elaine (Grissom) King, 65, passed away Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 27, 1949, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Herbert and Barbara “Sissy” Grissom Pruett. She married Warren King May 22, 1971.

Vicky was a secretary and bookkeeper at South Lawrence Utilities and retired in 2012 with 28 years of service.

Surviving are her husband Warren King of Huron; children, Troy (Sara) King of Bedford and Shelly (Jason) Knear of Corydon; grandchildren, Maverick Todd, Logen Causey, Dakota King, Mersadies King, Makarah McFarlan, Makayla Elaine Michelle King, and Dalton, Ryshauna, Dylan, Eryck, Garrett Knear; great-grandson, Bradley Todd; and siblings, Steve (Patsy) Grissom of Mitchell, Mark (Patty) Grissom, Deborah “Annie” (Melvin) Buechler and Paula Grissom, all of Bedford.

Her parents and brother, David Grissom, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Reverend Matt Moore officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

Phoebe Hamilton

Jan. 28, 1941 — Sept. 9, 2014

Phoebe Lou Hamilton, 73, Mitchell, died Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. A private service will be held at this time with a memorial service at a later date. The Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Voorhies

Willie Voorhies, 76, born in Springville, died in Florida. Baldwin Brothers funeral and cremation society is in charge of arrangements.

Irla Burnette

Irla O. Burnette, 95, died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 11, 2014 Phyllis Turner Nov. 21, 1928 — Sept. 7, 2014

Phyllis Turner, 85, of Russell, Ky., another Child of the One True King went Home to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday at Oakmont Manor. Her husband and daughter were at her bedside.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 21, 1928, in Bedford, and was the daughter of the late Lisman and Marie (Foddrill) Tyler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Bratchie and Myrtle Foddrill and Henry and Alice Martin; and an aunt and uncle, Carl (Iantha) Foddrill.

Phyllis was a member of the graduating class of 1947 from Bedford High School and a cheerleader for the boys basketball team her junior and senior years.

She was a member of the Leadership Group that established the Community Bible Study Program in Ashland and served as their Coordinator until she retired after 15 years of volunteer service.

She was a member of Ashland First United Methodist Church, Asbury Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir, Emmaus Community, Methodist Women and other church committees.

She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a loving wife and mother that provided a Christian atmosphere in her home. She was a faithful prayer warrior and loved the Lord.

Phyllis enjoyed golf, bridge, skating, music, traveling, reading and Bible study.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bill Turner of Russell, Ky.; her daughter, Donna (Richard) Barber of Russell; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack (Delores) Turner of Bedford; cousins, David (Linda) Foddrill of Plainfield, and their children and grandchildren; and Kathryn Marie Henschen of Bedford.

She possessed a sweet spirit that permeated her witnessing and was loved by many and will surely be missed.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel with the Rev. John Street officiating. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Friends may make contributions in her memory to First United Methodist Church, 1811 Carter Avenue.

Online condolences may be made to www.steenfuneralhome.com.

Helen L. Webster

April 28, 1928 — Sept. 9, 2014

Helen L. Webster, 86, of Bedford passed away at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

She was born in Bedford on April 28, 1928, to Vet and Mabel (Stevens) Webster.

Survivors include her three sisters, Frances (Robert) Priddy of Rushville, Madie Allen of Bedford, and Nancy (Charles) Harden of Bloomington; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Webster of Bedford and Shirley Webster of Indianapolis; many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Charles Webster, John (Martha) Webster and James Webster; one sister, Rose (Charlie) Priddy; and one brother-in-law, Charles Allen.

Private services will be held for family.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Johnson 

June 20, 1960 — Sept. 10. 2014

Timothy A. Johnson, 54, of Bedford, passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

He was born in Bloomington on June 20, 1960, to Jerry and Donna (Culver) Johnson. Timothy married Barbara Wensink on June 4, 1987, in Bloomington and she survives.

Timothy was retired from Visteon in Bedford

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Johnson of Bedford; one son, Jeff (Melinda) Johnson of Bedford; one daughter, Sarah Johnson of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Donna Haynes of Bloomington; two brothers, Daniel Johnson of Ellettsville and Michael Johnson of Bloomington; and one sister, Beth Morris of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Johnson; and two sisters, Bonnie Johnson and Lisa Johnson.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2014, at Cresthaven Funeral Home. The family will receive family and friends from 11 a.m. until service time.

Michael D. Canada

Feb. 19, 1952 — Aug. 29, 2014

BEDFORD — Michael Dean Canada, 62, Bedford, passed away at his residence on Aug. 29.

He had lived a long productive life, plagued by many health problems in the last few years.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle Wayne Canada and Juanita JoAnn Brown; and brothers Nick Canada and Tom Canada.

He is survived by brother, Frank Canada and wife Catherine of Bedford; and several nieces and cousins.

Mike chose cremation and was laid to rest next to his mother in the Dive Christian Cemetery.

Diana Campbell

Nov. 23, 1968 — Sept. 4, 2014

Diana L. Campbell,  45, of Mitchell died at 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 4, at the Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington. Cremation with no services was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. September 10, 2014 R. Muriel Evans Oct. 27, 1953 — Sept. 9, 2014

R. Muriel Evans, 60, of Bedford, passed away at 4 a.m. on Tuesday in Bedford.

Born Oct. 27, 1953, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Bob and Maxine (Fish) Dalton. She married Phil Evans on Nov. 10, 1974; and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2006.

She was a very active member in Fayetteville Baptist Church, where she was an AWANA director and Sunday school teacher for several years.

She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1972. She worked as a Certified Insurance Consultant many years for Keach & Grove, Bedford, and for Hylant Insurance, Bloomington.

Surviving are her son, Joe Evans (fiance’ Arienne Gratzer) of Bedford; her daughter, Keyla (Luke) Lindell of Bloomington; grandchildren Gavin and Gibson Evans and Evan and Presley Lindell; brother, Emmett (Susie) Dalton of Bedford; sisters, Lois (John) Guthrie and Abby (Gary) Flynn, both of Bedford; her mother-in-law, Jane Sowders of Greenwood; two sisters-in-law, Trudy (Roland) Holtsclaw of Greenwood and Christie Sowders of Columbus; one brother-in-law, Toby (Sam) Evans of Orleans; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phil Evans; and her father-in-law, Ben Evans.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford, with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Fayetteville Baptist Church AWANA Program.

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

Patricia A. Kindred

Sept. 14, 1941 — Sept. 8, 2014

Patricia Ann Kindred, 72, of Bedford, passed away at 11:16 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1941, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James and Bernice (George) Henderson.

She was a member of East Oolitic Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, James K. Pursell of Indianapolis; three daughters, Jena York and Lisa Lane of Bedford, and Denise Rash of Spencer; 11 grandchildren, Tiffany Richter, Nikki Richter, Trista Gipson, Brandon Richter, Patric York, Matthew York, Meisha Roberts, Dustin Mills, Miranda Worley, Michael Worley, and Micah Mills;18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Brenda DePierre, of Colorado Springs; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one grandchild.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Dennis K. Ray

Aug. 14, 1957 — Sept. 9, 2014

Dennis Keith Ray, 57, of Medora, died at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, in Bloomington.

He was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Seymour, the son of Forrest and Maysel (Temple) Ray. He married Treasa Davidson on Jan. 20, 1979, at the Medora Christian Church, and she survives.

He retired from Mitchell and Stark Construction in 2012 after 11 years of service as a heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of Operator Union No. 181 in Kentucky. He was in the National Guard from 1976-84.

He loved dirt track racing, fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are three sons, Byron (Summer) Ray of Norman, Brad (Tessa) Ray of Brownstown, and Wes (Morgan) Ray of Medora; four grandchildren, Madison Ray, Kade Ray, Remington Ray and Ellena Ray; three brothers, Gene Ray of Mitchell, Harold (Sharon) Ray of Heltonville, and Randy (Karen) Ray of Loogootee; six sisters, Sue (Dick) Hackney of Fort Ritner, Arlene (Max) Hinderlider of Medora, Mary (Jim) Cowels of Campbellsburg, Sandy Hattabaugh of Brownstown, Annette (Dean) Bowers of Haleysburg, and Dana Shosten of Salem; his father- and mother-in-law, Dallas and Priscilla Davidson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Steven Ray, Melvin Ray, Roger Ray and Wayne Ray.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Hague Funeral Home in Medora. Burial will follow in Weddleville Cemetery in Medora.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Phoebe L. Hamilton

Phoebe L. Hamilton, 73, Mitchell, died at 9:59 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel. September 09, 2014 Donald Steup Dec. 23, 1926 — Sept. 8, 2014

Donald “Don” Steup, 87, of Bedford, passed away at 2:10 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born on Dec. 23, 1926, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Raymond R. and Ethel (Faucett) Steup. He married Sue Tow in 1996; and she survives.

He was a retired Fireman and Captain in Fort Wayne, where he served for 30 years.

He attended Calvary Lutheran Church. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Sue of Bedford; one son, Ray Steup of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Dawn Steup, of Fort Wayne; one stepson, Mark Craft, of Fortville; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home-Foster Park in Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Linden Wood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at D.O. McComb & Sons-Foster Park, Fort Wayne.

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

Roxanne Gilbert

April 25, 1960 — Sept. 7, 2014

Roxanne Gilbert, 54, passed away Sunday afternoon at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born April 25, 1960, in Gary, she was the daughter of John E. “Gene” and Annabeth (Christy) Kacher. She married Steven C. Gilbert on Nov. 27, 1987.

For several years Roxanne was director of the First Baptist Church Daycare where she was a member, and loved by all. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1979.

Surviving are her husband, Steven C. Gilbert of Mitchell; sons, John Paul (Cami) Flynn of Bedford, Adam David (Ashlee) Flynn of Bedford and Joshua Landon Gilbert of Mitchell; her parents, Gene and Beth Kacher of Mitchell; father-in-law, James T. Gilbert of Bedford; grandchildren, Chase Flynn, Charity Flynn, Nicholas Flynn, Eli Flynn, and Bella Ruth Flynn; siblings, Raymond E. (Janie) Kacher of Merrillville, Alice (Joe) McFadden of Bedford, Lloyd D. (Carla) Kacher of Mitchell, and Bridget (Larry) Sanders of Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her grandparents, Lloyd and Hilda Christy, and mother-in-law, Emily Gilbert, preceded her in death.

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

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com. September 08, 2014 Thomas F. Johnson Jr. July 22, 1930 — Sept. 4, 2014

Thomas Froman Johnson Jr., 84, Orleans, passed away at 12:03 p.m. Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 22, 1930, in Petersburg, he was the son of Thomas Froman and Stella (Colvin) Johnson Sr. He married Sheila Rae Decker July 24, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 30, 2012.

He retired from Allison Transmission.

Thomas was a member and past master of Raleigh Masonic Lodge No. 640 F& AM

Surviving is a son, Keith Edward Johnson of Mitchell; grandchildren, Kristie Kirk, Angela Stryzinski and Detra Craft; 12 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; daughter, Trenda Kaye Blagg; and grea-great-granddaughter, Chloe Stryzinski, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with the Rev. Dr. O. W. Willis and the Rev. Aaron Willis officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at Williams Cemetery in Pike County.

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

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

Kenneth J. Arthur

Oct. 26, 1959 — Sept. 6, 2014

Kenneth J. Arthur, 54, Odon, died at 7:55 a.m. on Saturday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 26, 1959, in Tippecanoe County, to  Kenneth M. Arthur and Onnie (Arms-Arthur) Hart. On Sept. 27, 1995, he married Sandra (Salmon) Arthur and she survives.

He was disabled and a veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Arthur of Odon; four daughters, Shanan and husband Frank Meadows of Bedford, Samantha and husband Greg Blevins of Odon, Tabitha and husband Danny Arthur of Odon, and Bobbie Jo and husband Jason Carlisle of Mitchell; five sons, Kenneth Ray and wife Amber Arthur of Greene County, Danny Joe and wife Falisha Arthur of Loogootee, Gary and wife Amanda Campbell of Loogootee,  Robert and wife Michelle Arthur and Billy Arthur, all of Bedford; three brothers, Tony Arthur of Williams, Rick Arthur of Loogootee and Danny Arthur of Odon; three sisters, Eva Arthur of French Lick, Lisa Graham of Loogootee and Sandy Buchanan of Elnora; 31 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth M. Arthur; and one daughter.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Odon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ura Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m.today at the Odon United Methodist Church.

Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakewaglerfuneralhomes.com.

Roxanne Gilbert

Roxanne Gilbert, 54, Mitchell, died Sunday afternoon at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 07, 2014 Lillie Beasley

May 27, 1940 — Sept. 5, 2014

Lillie May Beasley, 74, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

Born on May 27, 1940, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Frank and Myrtle (Sauerweine) Watz. She was a graduate of George Washington High School and Purdue University. She taught at West Newton Elementary School before she married Robert Beasley on April 17, 1971. They lived in Monrovia before making Owen County their home for 20 years, where she was active with the Clay Township Extension Homemakers, and moved to Bedford in 1998.

Lillie was very active with Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts from 1987 until she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, serving as a Trainer for Trainers, attending several National Conventions, and leading girls on trips to Our Cabana in Mexico in 1993 and 1997. She was also a Master Gardener, an avid reader and a fantastic cook.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; two sons, Michael and Ray Beasley; daughter, Melissa (Dennis) Ehase; five grandchildren, Ethan, Rachel and Isabella Duhn, and Ashley and Austin Ehase.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Kevin Smith will be officiating. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lillie at www.daycarter.com. September 06, 2014 John W. Payton Feb. 25, 1964 — Sept. 4, 2014

John William Payton, 50, Mitchell, died Thursday morning at his residence. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Payton Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Lillie Beasley

Lillie Beasley, 74, Bedford, died Friday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Thomas Johnson Jr.

Thomas Johnson Jr., 84, Mitchell, died Thursday following a traffic accident. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. September 05, 2014 Gib Smith March 7, 1936 — Sept. 3, 2014

Gib Smith of Salem, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Salem Hospital at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 27 days.

He was born March 7, 1936, in Manchester, Ky. He was the son of the late Warden Smith and Flora (Roberts) Smith. Gib married Dec. 4, 1960, to Carole (Mitchell) Smith, who survives.

He was retired from the old Link Handle Company in Salem and was a former employee with Hughes Tire Service in Salem.

He was a resident of Washington County for most of his life, was a member of the Cornerstone Family Church, and a former member of the Conservation Club and the Coon Hunter’s Club.

His survivors include daughters, Candas (Troy) Merry of Salem and Rosita (Tim) Voorhies of Mitchell; son, Chad Smith of Campbellsburg; four brothers, Benny Smith of Salem, Leroy Smith of Bedford, and Ray Smith and Mike Smith of Salem; three sisters, Veda Naugle of Scottsburg, Bernice Garrett of Salem and Sandy Graham of Pekin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gib was preceded in death by one son, Junior Smith; two brothers; and one sister.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.

Visitation hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dawalt Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Cornerstone Family Church of Campbellsburg, care of the Reverend Tim Voorhies, 630 Quail Run Road Mitchell, Indiana 47446. September 04, 2014 Bonnie H. Bray Oct. 13, 1967 — Aug. 30, 2014

Bonnie Hildum Bray, 46, of Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Oct. 13, 1967, in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was the daughter of Walter Ladon and Rosalie Jean (Meek) Hildum. She married Thomas Bray on Oct. 12, 2006, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and was involved with women’s ministries in Bedford.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas of Bedford; three sons, Chris Hunter of Missouri, and Eric and Jeffrey Hunter, both of Greencastle; a daughter, Amanda Hunter of Greencastle; her father, Walter Hildum of Bloomington; four sisters, Connie Lemmons and husband Robert and Rosie Hildum all of Bedford, Shelly Nisbet and husband Rick of Bloomington and Donna Jean Hudson and husband Howard of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Val Meek; and sister, Sherry Hildum Simmons.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at New Union Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dirus Dustin officiating. Burial will follow.

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

Elnora Jeanette Martin

Oct. 7, 1939 — Aug. 30, 2014

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, of Avoca, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Oct. 7, 1939, in Monroe County she was the daughter of Bee and Lela (Butcher) Prince. She married Bill Martin on June 3, 1955, and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Faith Assembly.

Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Martin and her companion David Smith; one son, Bradley Martin; three grandchildren, Billy Mills, Jesse Mills and Danielle Martin; four great-grandchildren: B.J. Mills, Zachary Mills, Kaytlyn Mills and Issac Mills; one great-great-granddaughter: Brilyn Mills; one sister, Judy Brain and husband Joe; one brother, Virgil Prince; two step grandchildren, Anthony Grubb and Tanaea Harkness; and one step-great-grandchild, Jayden Grubb.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Wilma Deckard, Virginia Verble and Beulah Hearth; and five brothers: Danny Prince, Randall Prince, Ernest Prince, James Prince and Robert Prince.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Kenneth Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.

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

Roy E. Key

May 12, 1936 — Sept. 2, 2014

Roy E. Key, 78, of Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Hospice House Bloomington. Roy had been ill for two years, seriously ill for one week, and died from Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Born May 12, 1936, in Williams, he was the son of Richard and Ilene (Moore) Key. He married Diana Lee on June 8, 1989, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; and she survives. They celebrated their 25th anniversary in June 2014.

He worked 45 years at U.S. Gypsum, retiring in 2001 and was a lifelong farmer. Roy was baptized at the old First Baptist Church, Bedford, and later joined St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where he actively enjoyed working with the Bereavement Committee and Senior Club.

Roy also prided himself on raising his own pumpkins and squash and loved baking pies and breads and sharing these with family and friends.

Roy was a graduate of Williams High School with the Class of 1955 and was also a six-year member of Indiana Army National Guard.

Surviving are his wife, Diana Key of Bedford; one son, Mark E. Key of Bedford; one daughter, Christie Jenkins of Bedford; one stepson, Brent Terry of French Lick; granddaughters, Erica Brooke Guthrie, Cassandra Terry, Nicole Terry and Jennifer Ramirez, all of Bedford; one grandson, Landon Key of Bedford; three brothers, John Robert Key and Donald Key, both of Bedford, and Jerry Key of Mitchell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Eugene Key; two sisters, Mary Cummings and Pauline Robards; one half brother, Leo Key; and one half sister, Claudine Craig.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Bedford, with Fr. Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Pall Bearers will be Jeff Key, Rusty Key, Bryant Trambaugh, Barrett Allbright, Kenneth Ratliff and David Robards.

Flower Bearers will be Cassandra Terry, Nicole Terry and Kayla Trambaugh.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund.

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

Salmon Memorial

A memorial service for Nelva Jewell Salmon, who died in April, will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Fairview Church. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend. September 03, 2014 Mary E. Hatfield July 30, 1926 — Sept. 1, 2014

Mary Ellen Hatfield, 88, of Bedford, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday at Indiana University Health, Bloomington.

She was born on July 30, 1926, in Bedford, to the late Henry and Sylvia (Brown) Yeskie. She married Ernie Hatfield on Nov. 23, 1946. He preceded her in death in 1994.

She is survived by her companion and friend, Harry Abel and their dog Angel; her son, Ernie Hatfield and wife Brenda of Clinton; her grandson, Jason Hatfield and wife Jennifer and great-granddaughter, Kate, of Camby; her extended family, Edward and Peggy Dotson of Columbus, Ohio, Michael and Cindy Condra and their daughter Makenzie of Selvin, and Katie Crulo of Avoca; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband; first daughter-in-law, Carol Pritchett; grandson, Henry Hatfield; brothers, Ralph Yeskie and wife Frankie, Bob Yeskie and wife Frances, and Dale Yeskie, whose wife Patty survives.

She was a lifelong member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to the charity of the donor’s choice or to the Oolitic Baptist Church, in Mary’s memory.

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

Mary K. Eads 

Sept. 28, 1945 — Aug. 30, 2014

Mary K. Eads (Cat Taylor), 68, of Bedford, died at 10:39 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Sept. 28, 1945, in Nashville, she was the daughter of Paul and Mildred (Jordan) Francis. She married Shelva Taylor on Nov. 15, 1966, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 2012.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include three sons, Shelby Taylor, Michael Taylor and Kevin Taylor and wife Melanie, all of Bedford; two daughters, Nina Brock of Bedford and Pauline Hansen and husband Allen of Oklahoma City, Okla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Clarence Francis.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Springville Cemetery West with Clarence Brown officiating. No calling hours are scheduled.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

Steven J. Padgett

June 2, 1947 — Sept. 1, 2014

Steven Joe Padgett, 67, of Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence.

Born June 2, 1947, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Harold and Geraldine (Haws) Padgett.

He retired from NWSC Crane as a pipefitter and was a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church.

Survivors include several cousins and caregivers, Nancy Edwards and husband Junior of Bedford, Janice Wheeler, Matthew Crane and wife Toni, Bryant Crane, Haylie Crane and Tia Wheeler, all of Bedford; an uncle, Kenneth Haws; and his beloved cat, Euro.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled.

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



Randy A. Burton

Nov. 1, 1954 — Sept. 2, 2014

Randy Alan Burton, 59, of French Lick,  passed away on Tuesday at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 1, 1954, in Bedford, to Robert and Mary (Stackhouse) Burton.

Randy was a retired employee of the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane. He served his county as a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was a member of the Beechwood Christian Church where he still holds the record for attendance of 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dr. Lolita Burton of French Lick;  one son, Ryan Thomas Burton of Solsberry; one daughter,  Amber Louise Burton of Oregon; one sister, Bonnie Burton Taylor of French Lick; two nephews,Aaron Jimenez Panama City, Panama and Erik Jimenez Wellington of Florida; and one cousin, Ron Stackhouse Fairland.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick. with Brother Ross Stackhouse and Stacy Downing officiating. Burial will follow in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Food Pantry or to the Black Hawk Back Pack Blessings.

Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. Marjorie L. Reynolds

Sept. 25, 1933 — Sept. 1, 2014

“For I am now ready to be offered; and the time of my departure is at hand” I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

Marjorie Louise (Skeen) Reynolds, age 80, of Leesburg, Fla., went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday.

She was born Sept. 25, 1933, at Bedford in Lawrence County, to Roy and Imogene (Davis) Skeen.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents; aunts and uncles; a brother, Michael Skeen (whom she raised); and a granddaughter, Amber Brooke.

She married Jackie Dean Reynolds on Nov. 26, 1953, in Bedford.

She is survived by her husband, Jackie Dean Reynolds of Leesburg; daughter, Jan Glessner and husband Brad of Eustis, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey Reynolds of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Harwood of Greenwood,  Bailey Glessner of Orlando, Fla., and Dalton Glessner of Eustis, Fla.; great-grandson, Cooper Harwood and another one to arrive in April 2015. Also surviving are a brother, Jimmie Skeen of Orleans; sisters, Karen Pace (Charles) and Mary E. Mathews both of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins who survive her.

She has been a “Mom” to many younger people who loved her and called her Mom. She loved her children, grandchildren and extended families.

She had worked and retired from the Department of the Navy at Crane.

She was a member of long standing of First Baptist Church of Eustis.

A Celebration of Life was at 11 a.m. today at Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares, Fla. Burial will be in Lakeside Memory Garden, Eustis, Fla.

Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall. Edwin Walton

April 13, 1973 — Aug. 31, 2014

Edwin “Eddie” Walton, 41, of Bedford, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Eddie went home to be with Jesus on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford.

He was born on April 13, 1973, in Washington County, to Tommy Shelton and Lena Stannard. He married Crystal Dawn (Craig) Walton on May 19, 1995, and she survives.

Eddie was owner/operator of Ed’s Auto Glass and a member of the Friendly Bible Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and riding four wheelers with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Walton; three daughters, Vanessa (Micah) (Morrow) Murphy, Kimberly Walton, and Heather Walton; sister, Jessica Tow; nieces, Selena Thorton, Audrey Thorton, and LaKayla Thorton; and nephews, Tyler Jenkins and Elijah Jenkins.

Eddie was a loving husband, father and expectant grandfather, waiting on the arrival of two grandchildren in January and February 2015.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Sharon Trueblood; grandfather, Claude Stannard; and cousins, Lena Rose Stannard and Shane Stannard.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Cresthaven Funeral Homewith Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Carlton Cemetery in Buddha

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

Elnora J. Martin

Oct. 7, 1936 — Aug. 30, 2014

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, Avoca, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at the Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday.

Bonnie Bray

Oct. 13, 1967 — Aug. 30, 2014

Bonnie Bray, 46, Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at New Union Christian Church Cemetery. Burial will follow.

Roy E. Key

Roy E. Key, 78, Bedford, died at 6 a.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomington Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. September 02, 2014 Don Deckard Sept. 6, 1939 — Aug. 30, 2014

Loniel Don Deckard, 74, Bedford, went to be with Jesus on Saturday evening, unexpectedly.

Born Sept. 6, 1939, he was the son of Wayne and Lavonia (Phillips) Deckard. He married Betty Arthur on July 11, 1964, and she survives.

He was a graduate of Smithville High School.

He retired on Feb. 28, 1993 from Central Foundry where he was a fork lift operator for over 28 years.

He is of the Pentecost Faith and attended The Blackwell Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; one daughter, Treva Sommers and husband Ray of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Troy Deckard and fiancé Wendy Hedrick and her daughter Kyla of Bedford; one granddaughter, Nicki Sommers; two sisters, Shirley Sowder and husband Farrell of Bedford and June Hammond and husband Marvin of Bedford; one niece, Cami Terry and husband Mike; and two nephews, Doug Sowder and wife Lisa and Jeff Hall and wife Toni.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; one brother in infancy, Marvin Dean Deckard; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Hall.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Pastor Darren Bowlen and the Rev. Darren May officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.

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

C.R. Miracle

Aug. 27, 1935 — Aug. 26, 2014

C.R. Miracle, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 6 a.m. on Aug. 26 at his residence.

Born Aug. 27, 1935, in Stanford, Ky., he was the son of Henry Robert and Mayme Ross (Stamper) Miracle. He married Patricia Joan Alexander Dec. 29, 1957.

He was a master electrician with Alexander Electric, and a dairy farmer.

C.R. graduated from Mitchell High School in 1953 and Purdue University in 1958 with scholastic honors, and was a member of Alpha Zeta. He enjoyed farming, fishing, gardening, repairing pocket watches, Martin watching, and anything John Deere.

He served as a 4-H Leader and was manager of Normandy Farm in Indianapolis.

He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, past president of the Pike Township Farm Bureau, past president of the National Guernsey Cattle Club, and a former member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Pike Township Fire Department Board of Directors.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the choir, and as a deacon and trustee.

C. R. was a U. S. Army veteran.

Surviving: wife, Patricia Miracle of Mitchell; children, Alexander R (Tracy) Miracle of Bloomington, Cynthia Dawn (Steven) Sipe of Lebanon, and Steven Ray (Brandy) Miracle of Springville; a sister, Phyllis (Oakleigh) Westfall of Bedford; a brother, Robert F. (Judy) Miracle of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

His parents preceded him in death.

Celebration of Life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Clark officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Memorial Gifts: First Baptist Church or Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Michael D. Canada

Michael D. Canada, 62, Bedford, died Friday. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Edwin Walton

Edwin “Eddie” Walton, 41, Bedford, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Mary K. Eads

Mary K. Eads, 68, Bedford, died at 10:39 a.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Bonnie Bray

Bonnie Bray, 46, Bedford, died at 5:56 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Steven J. Padgett

Steven Joe Padgett, 67, Bedford, died at 8:40 p.m. on Monday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Elnora J. Martin

Elnora Jeanette Martin, 74, Springville, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday at Indiana University Health Hospice House. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary. September 01, 2014 Coty D. Gilliland April 28, 1986 — Aug. 27, 2014

Coty D. Gilliland was the beloved son of Autumn Gilliland (Michael Huitt) of Bedford and Rory Rush (Tracy Rush) of Clermont, Fla., and the late Carl Gilliland of Bloomington. He was the father of our amazingly precious eight-year-old son, Caleb Dylan Gilliland.

He had worked at the Tire Barn in Bloomington, Extreme Performance in Ellettsville and Indian Creek Stone Mill in Shoals.

He’s survived by sisters, Cory Gilliland (Chad Luttrell) of Bedford and Megan Rush of Clermont, Fla.; brothers, Justin Rush of Clermont, Fla., and Andy Gilliland of Indianapolis; nieces, Breanna, Katie, Emma and Lillyana; nephews, Julien and Jack; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He’s preceded in death most recently by sister, Carla Gilliland; and nephew, Parker Gilliland Wampler.

Viewing will be in Bedford at Day & Carter Mortuary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, with family one hour prior. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington, by Brother Bruce Kelly.

Contributions to help with the families expenses can be made the day of services.

There will be an open house at Coty’s mother’s home from 4-6 p.m. following the service.

Catherine Houchin

April 6, 1926 — Aug. 28, 2014

Catherine Houchin, 88, Mitchell, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter.

Born April 6, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Laga) Tripp.

Catherine retired from RCA and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Sharon Abbott of Leesburg, Fla., and Charles Houchin, Dorothy Wagner, Marlin Houchin, Kathy Cummings and Carol Hughes, all of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Her parents and siblings — George Tripp, Clifford Tripp, Anna Yagos, Frances Kalishek, Mary Mallory, Rose Clouse and Agnes Steigerwald — preceded her in death.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts: Premier Hospice.

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

Lionel D. Deckard

Loniel Don Deckard, 74, Bedford, died at 8:18 pm on Saturday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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