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Obituaries – August 2012

August 31, 2012
Randal Ramsey
Nov. 24, 1960 — Aug. 29, 2012
Randal “Randy” Ramsey, 51, Bedford, passed away on Wednesday at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Bedford on Nov. 24, 1960, to Ramon and Zelda (England) Ramsey.
Randy attended BNL High School and was a Planer man at Indiana Limestone Company, he was a member of ABATE, Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club, and of the Stonecutters Union.
Survivors include his parents, Ramon and Zelda Ramsey of Bedford; one brother, Ricky (Sherrie) Ramsey of Mitchell; one sister, Christina Hardman of Mitchell; and four nieces and nephews, Natasha Hains, Joshua Hardman, Destiny Duke and Devon Hardman.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Grace Full Gospel Church in Bedford.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the service today at the church.
Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Stella Hicks
Stella M. Hicks, 83, Orleans, died at 12:30 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
August 30, 2012
Nellie E. Cornett
May 1, 1927 — Aug. 29, 2012
Nellie Elizabeth Cornett, 85, of Williams, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at her residence.
Born May 1, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary (Beasley) Williams. She married Fred Cornett and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2010.
She retired as the postmaster at the Williams Post Office and was a member of the Williams First Baptist Church.
Survivors include children, Randy Cornett and wife Rachel of Williams, Gaye Chapman of Bedford, Jan Skeen and husband Tom of Williams, and Marc Cornett of Bloomington; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Linda Sue Whiteman of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three children (in infancy).
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Nellie at www.daycarter.com.
Mary Ellen Wade
Oct. 18, 1948 — Aug. 28, 2012
Mary Ellen (Thomas) Wade, age 63, of Mitchell, passed away on Tuesday at her residence.
She was born on Oct. 18, 1948, in Burns City to William Edward and Neva Grace (Webster) Thomas. She married George Robert Wade on May 8, 1965, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2000.
She attended school at Elnora.
Mary Ellen retired from S&S Cleaners in Bedford.
She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, Brian Wade and wife Barbie of Shoals, and Scott Wade and wife Jolynn of Mitchell; one brother, Bill Thomas of Scotland; two sisters, Carol Byrer and husband Jim of Odon, and Linda Thomas of Vincennes; grandchildren, Chris, Nick and Caroline, James, Ethan, Emily, Jake, Delaney, Dalton, Gracie, Sawyer and Sophie; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Larry Tomey; one sister, Betty Bough; and one sister-in-law Eva Thomas.
Memorial visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday with remembrance sharing at 7 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home.
Hazel Smallwood
April 19, 1923 — Aug. 27, 2012
Hazel Smallwood, 89, of Norman, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Monday at her home.
Born April 19, 1923 in West Virginia, she was a daughter of Connie and Mary (Roberts) Lowman. She married Dan Smallwood on May 23, 1942, and he preceded her in death in September of 2008.
She was a member of the Kurtz Church of the Nazarene and was a housewife.
She enjoyed reading, farming and cooking for her family.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna J. (Roger) Patton of Bedford; one brother, David Lowman of Florida; two sisters, Norma Whitehead and Viola Sparks, both of California; three grandchildren, Cindy Augspurg, Julie Benton and Christina White; five great-grandchildren, Austin Benton, Blake Benton, Annette Slate, Jasmine White and Brandon White; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws
She was preceded in death by her husband; seven brothers; one sister; and her parents
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown with Floyd Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Kurtz Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and from noon until the service on Saturday also at the funeral home.
Memorial donations: Schneck Foundation (Hospice Fund) or Kurtz Nazarene Church.
Fronnia P. Smith
Aug. 14, 1951 — Aug. 27, 2012
Fronnia Pearl (Jones) Smith, 61, Whiteland, was born Aug. 14, 1951, and went home to be with the Lord on Monday after a long illness.
Surviving are her children, Danena Cooper and Anthony Smith (Becky Clayton); five grandchildren, Meghan, Jacob, Karina, Paige and Haley; and one great-grandchild, her namesake, Airelle Pearl.
Fronnia was the daughter of the late Arlie Jones; and her mom, Ioda Jones of Monticello, Ky., survives along with siblings, Brenda (William) Morrow of Bronston, Ky, Sonny (Julia) Jones of Glenada, Fla., Donna (Bobby) Skeen and John (Pam) Jones of Bedford, Tressa (Vaughn) Aylward, Lana (Joe) Theabeault of Phoenix, Ariz., Roger and Linda Smith of Hilliard, Ohio; also a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceding her in death was her dad, Arlie Jones; a brother, Arlie Dale Jones; infant twins, Elbur and Elva; and other friends and relatives.
She was of the Baptist faith and will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved her.
There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Bedford Baptist Temple. Everyone is invited to come and share this time with us.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to help cover costs. They can be sent to Anthony Smith, 219 Mooreland Drive, Whiteland, IN 46184.
August 29, 2012
Frances I. Brown
Feb. 6, 1920 — Aug. 28, 2012
Frances Irene (Mills) Brown passed away on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bloomington. She was 92 years old.
She was born in Bedford, to Cyrus and Carrie Bell (Speer) Mills. She married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Brown in Bedford. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2012.
Frances was an avid gardener and loved hand embroidery. She was a member of the Fairview Elementary PTA in Bloomington.
Frances is survived by her daughter Dianna “Casey” (husband John David) Maas,; two grandchildren, Jessica Maas and Eric Maas; and one great-grandchild; Alex Maas.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur on July 18, 2012; four brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary, Greene & Harrell Chapel. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, also at the funeral home. Burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Online condolences may be made to www.deremiahfryemortuary.com.
Jerry Atkinson
Dec. 28, 1945 — Aug. 27, 2012
Jerry Atkinson, age 66, passed away at his home in Terre Haute on Monday.
He was born in Paoli on Dec. 28, 1945, to Gene and Betty Mayden Atkinson.
Jerry graduated from Mitchell High School in 1964. A gifted artist, Jerry used his talent in his career as an engineer. He was a design engineer for Press Seal Gasket Co. in Fort Wayne and retired in 2008. Jerry designed and built extrusion molds including the molds used to create the gaskets for modern car doors. Trained in drafting and CAD technology, Jerry was fortunate enough to travel nationwide on behalf of the industry.
Jerry married his wife Carol Foltz on June 6, 1968.
He was an honest man who never left one guessing on where they stood with him. He will be remembered for many reasons but by many as the loyal and compassionate caretaker of his late father Gene.
Jerry was loved and will be missed by his wife of 44 years, Carol Atkinson; son, Kevin Eric Atkinson of Hartford City; daughters, Jennifer Nicole Atkinson of Terre Haute and Jaime Lynn (Justin) Alter of Kokomo; grandchildren, Aidan and Lillian Alter; brother, Bradley Gene (Cheryl L.) Atkinson of Centerville; sisters, Patricia Atkinson (Monte Rager) of Orleans, Amy Lynn (Rob) Parker of Mitchell, and Charlotte Rose Atkinson (Bud Kirkman) of Bedford; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Betty, and brother, Eric Lee Atkinson.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home, 2200 N. 13th Street, Terre Haute, with Rev. Friar John Bamman OFM Conv. officiating. Cremation to follow.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.thomasfuneralhome.net.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Terre Haute Humane Society, P.O. Box 3307, Terre Haute, IN 47803.
Jackie A. Spires
Dec. 7, 1928 — Aug. 6, 2012
Jackie A. Spires of Moore Haven, Fla., died Aug. 6, 2012, in Okeechobee, Fla., from heart disease.
Jack was born Dec. 7, 1928, in East Oolitic, to Lucille Byrd and Glen Spires.
He was a faithful member of AA who proudly attended and served in groups and meetings for 40 years.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Callie; his sister, Angela; his parents; and grandparents.
He is survived by three sisters, Louise (Hubert) Fox of Bloomington, Marilyn (Chet) Shively of Heltonville, and Marsha (Vern) Kirkman of Orleans; and a brother, Louis Spires of Florida. He is also survived by two daughters, Clarissa (Vern) Cole of Wyoming, and Linda (John) Stinson of California; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the East Oolitic Community Church. There will be a private family burial.
August 28, 2012
Robert W. Bourland
June 18, 1943 — Aug. 26, 2012
Robert W. “Rabbi” Bourland, 69, of Bedford, died at 10 a.m. on Sunday at his residence.
Born June 18, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William S. and Agnes (Gyger) Bourland.
He was a hydraulics engineer for Idra in Kokomo.
He was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club, V.F.W., Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion and National Guard.
He loved to play Santa Claus for all children.
Survivors include a daughter, Luann Smith and husband Steve of Simpsonville, S.C.; a grandson, Garrett Baker of Simpsonville, S.C.; three sisters, Betty Bourland, Pat Bruin and Jeri Cain, all of Bedford; five nieces, Annette Warnick and husband Bob, Sherri Sons and husband Louie and Carri Smith, all of Bedford, Michelle Brown and husband Brian of Newburg, and Susan Cannon of Cynthiana, Ky.; several great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one niece, Lesia Cox; and a great-niece, Jessica Case.
Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion. Cremation will follow.
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 Shop with a Cop Program.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of “Rabbi” at www.daycarter.com.
August 27, 2012
Patricia H. Bowman
Aug. 11, 1935 — Aug. 23, 2012
Patricia Helen Bowman, 77, of Spencer, passed away Thursday at Owen Valley Health Campus.
She was born on Aug. 11, 1935, in Switz City, to Harry B. and Viola (Burch) Fulk.
She was retired from Bio-Med of Bloomington in 2009.
Patricia was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church. She enjoyed doing many different crafts in her spare time.
Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband of 42 years, Donald G. Bowman; brothers, Bill N. (Gloria) Fulk and Ralph W. (Karen) Fulk, all of Spencer; and sisters, Mary Rose Heaton of Spencer and Josie “Jo” (Gary) Simpson of Bedford.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Harry J., Thomas M., Donald H., and Carl B. Fulk.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer. Jeff Fulk will officiate. Burial will follow at Splinter Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may visit 9:30 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.
Robert Bourland
Robert Bourland, 69, Bedford, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 26, 2012
Lois Chenault
July 14, 1927 — Aug. 25, 2012
Lois Chenault, 85, of Springville, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Stonebridge Health Campus in Bedford. Lois was born on July 14, 1927, in Monroe County to George and Grace (Stroud) Williams. She married Dale Chenault on February 22, 1946, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1997. Lois was of the Protestant faith. She retired from Bedford Medical Center, where she worked in central supply, and she also had worked at M. Fine & Sons in Bedford.
Lois loved to read and was a history buff. She wrote poetry. She was a beloved mother and will be sadly missed by her family.
Survivors include daughters, Dale Ann Johnson and husband Ken of Bedford, Dorothy Godsey and husband Roy of Bedford, Cheryl Godsey and husband Lloyd of Springville, Shawn Browning and husband Barry of Bedford; nine grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Gayle Lynn Priddy; sister and brothers.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2012, at Cresthaven Funeral Home.
Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Rev. Glen Duncan officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
August 25, 2012
Lovetta M. Baldwin
April 13, 1922 — Aug. 23, 2012
Lovetta Marguerite Baldwin, 90, of Bedford, died at 11:36 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 13, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Eula (Love) Mikels. She married Kenneth Baldwin on April 28, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2005. She retired from GM as a machine operator.
She was a member of the Heltonville Veterans, a former Private in the Women’s Army Corps and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Brooking and husband Eddie, of Bedford; three sons, Gary Baldwin and wife Karen, of Bedford, Dale Baldwin and wife Sharon and Dennis Baldwin and wife Tina, all of Norman; a son-in-law, Alton Qualkenbush of Bedford; grandchildren, Lisa Parsley and husband Jason of Bedford, Mike Brooking and wife Christie of Martinsville, Michelle Hicks and husband Brian, Michael Baldwin and wife Megan, Mendy Mullis and husband Isaiah, and Elizabeth Mathews and husband Jarrid, all of Bedford, and Whitney Baldwin, Nathalie Holley and Tiger Baldwin, all of Norman; great-grandchildren, Cole and Victoria Brooking, both of Martinsville, and Megan and Mariah Hicks and Madeline Baldwin, all of Bedford; a sister, Frieda Wright of Hemet, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Nellie Mikels of Bedford and Norma Mikels of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Trena Qualkenbush; a son, Danny Baldwin; and brothers, Ralph and Kenneth Mikels.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lovetta at www.daycarter.com.
Robert E. Woods
April 28, 1922 — Aug. 23, 2012
Robert E. Woods, 90, of Spring City, Tenn., died at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.
Born April 28, 1922, in Medora, he was the son of Daniel Wirt Woods and Grace (Johnson) Woods. He married Dorothy L. Louden; and she preceded him in death in 1995. He then married Ella Mathis; and she preceded him in death in 2009.
He retired from General Motors in Marion in 1987.
He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, and was part of the 275 Cannon Company 70th Division, having served in France and Germany.
Surviving are his two daughters, Kay (Walter) Norris of Mooresville, and Patty (Arthur) Guthrie of Bedford; one stepdaughter, Pat (Nolan) Brown; two stepsons, Dwight (Linda) Mathis, and Royce Mathis, all of Spring City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Clint Norris, Jeff Norris, Bryan Guthrie, Amy Norris and Mary Burton; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Loyett Harrison of Medora, Wynona Lienhoop of Columbus, and Peggy (Floyd) Meahl of Vallonia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; one stepdaughter, Gail Haynes; three brothers, Harlan, Buddy and Talmadge Woods; and one sister, Rosetta Fish.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Monday, with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Mike Davis officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Creed Collier
Creed Collier, 62, Bedford, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his residence. No services are scheduled; direct cremation was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.
August 24, 2012
Lovetta M. Baldwin
April 13, 1922 — Aug. 23, 2012
Lovetta Marguerite Baldwin, 90, Bedford, died at 11:36 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.
Robert E. Woods
Robert E. Woods, 90, died at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday in Spring City, Tenn. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford.
August 23, 2012
Mary Margaret Miller
July 17, 1930 — Aug. 22, 2012
Mary Margaret “Margie” Miller, 82, of Springville, passed away early Wednesday morning at her residence with her family by her side.
Margie was born July 17, 1930, in Lexington, Ky., to Lankford Henry Seward Sr. and Nancy Stocker Seward.
She began her working career as a waitress, moving on to be a line operator at General Electric Electronics Division and finally ending her career with her family business, The SASSI Institute as co-founder and receptionist.
Margie was a member of the University Baptist Church in Bloomington, was an avid reader, bird lover, passionate about her African violets and will be remembered fondly by her family as a very colorful character.
Margie leaves behind her husband of 53 years, Dr. Glenn A. Miller of Springville; son, Clarence K. “Chuck” Miller and wife Betty of Bedford; daughter, Nancy S. Preston and companion Robert Martin of Springville; daughter, Melissa Renn of Springville; granddaughter, Pearl Burch of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandson, Wesley J. Miller of Bloomington; grandson, Sr. Master Sgt. Aaron W. Renn of Beale AFB, Calif.; granddaughter, Jennifer M. Harris of Borden; step granddaughter, Mandy Colvin of Bedford; step grandson, Randy Skeen Jr. of Heltonville; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Lankford H. Seward Jr., of Lexington, Ky.; sister, Patricia Lee Stivers of Palmetto, Fla.; brother, the Rev. Lewis K. Seward and wife Lucille of Springville; brother, Victor W. Seward and wife Ida of Harrodsburg, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Shirley Seward; as well as 20 nieces and nephews.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Thomas Edwin Seward.
Margie’s charismatic manner enriched the lives of all she came in contact with through her unusual way of loving. Her emotional generosity will be truly missed by all.
Funeral service for Margie will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 South Old Highway 37, Bloomington, with the Rev. Lewis K. Seward officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Blvd, Suite 105 Irving, Texas 75063, Caringbridge.com or the donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
August 22, 2012
Earl C. Holbrook III
March 12, 1955— Aug. 19, 2012
Earl C. Holbrook III, 57, of Bedford, died at 6:51 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born March 12, 1955, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of Earl C. and Edith Jacquline (Jackie) (Alsip) Holbrook. He married Sharon Scott on July 22, 1989, and she survives.
He retired from G.E. in Bloomington and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He attended the First Baptist Church. He was a life-time member of the N.R.A. and an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.
He loved his grandchildren and his dog, Daisy.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Bedford; a son, James Michael Holbrook and wife Amy Lynn of Bedford; Carol Ann and Tyler (who were raised in the home); three brothers, David Holbrook and wife Tara of Bloomington, Dwight Holbrook and wife Nancy of Oaktown and Vincent Holbrook and Lori Moore of Ellettsville; two sisters, Donna Gronski of Evansville and Regina Terry and husband Monte of Bedford; in-laws, Bill and Carol Scott of Bedford; three grandchildren, A.J., Cameron and Sarah Holbrook; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, V.J. Edie.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Earl at www.daycarter.com.
Claude E. Parsons
Aug. 1, 1928—Aug. 20, 2012
Claude E. Parsons, 84, of Bedford, died at 7:13 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1928, in West Baden Springs, he was the son of Elvis Parsons and Lillian (Tomlinson) Stevens. He married Peggy Chenoweth on Dec. 25, 1950, and she survives.
He was a past editor and a feature writer for the Times-Mail and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Evening Lions Club, Elks Club and Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Bedford; two daughters, Rhonda O’Brien and husband Pat and Doreen Embree and husband Duane, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brandon, Clayton and Logan O’Brien, Luke (Christina) Embree, Neil (Jessica) Embree and Jennifer (Chad) Edwards; and ten great-grandchildren, Josie and Avery O’Brien, Jarrett Fortner, Hannah, Naomi and Caleb Embree, Scotlyn and Harper Embree, Claire and Natalie Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Beth Anne Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Claude at www.daycarter.com.
August 21, 2012
David Dean Yeskie
Nov. 4, 1983 — Aug. 18, 2012
David Dean Yeskie, 28, of 201 S Street, Bedford, died at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Born Nov. 4, 1983, in Bloomington, he was the son of Troy Yeskie and Janet (Hovious) Johnson.
He was a tree trimmer with Electricom.
He attended the Dive Christian Church and loved hunting, spending time with his kids and riding his 4-wheeler.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Troy and Francisca Yeskie of Bedford; his mother, Janet Johnson of Ellettsville; children, Austin Lee Matthew Yeskie and Alexis Marie Yeskie; sister, Tricia Wilson and husband David of Ellettsville; four brothers, Jeremy Yeskie and wife Sarah of Bloomington and Matthew Yeskie, Mateo Sorita-Yeskie and T.J. Yeskie, all of Bedford; four nephews, Dallas, David and Daniel Wilson and Grant Yeskie; a niece, Journey Yeskie; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Hovious of Florida; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold Yeskie and June Yeskie; and maternal grandfather, David Hovious.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for the children established at Hoosier Hills Credit Union.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com.
Richard F. Mount
April 21, 1927 — Aug. 16, 2012
Richard F. Mount, 85, formerly of Bedford, died on Thursday at Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights, Texas.
Born April 21, 1927, in Bedford, he was the son of Roscoe and Myrl Mount.
He married Kathryn Yarling on Aug. 17, 1952 in Danville, and they had two children. Kathryn preceded him in death.
He earned his BA from Canterbury College, Danville, in 1950; and his MS from Butler University, Indianapolis, in 1954.
Richard spent 11 years working in Saudi Arabia for Aramco Oil Company before returning to Bedford in 1970. He was the principal of Parkview Elementary School and retired in 1992 as the Director of Curriculum for North Lawrence Schools. He loved being an educator.
Locally, he served on the Bedford Parks Board, Bedford Public Library Board, and Kenray Lot Association.
He was a member of Free Methodist Church of Bedford and LifeWay Fellowship of Killeen, Texas.
He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Richard F. Mount II and Becky (Rynders) Mount of Clover, S.C.; and his daughter, Julie Mount of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother and sister.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Earl C. Holbrook III
March 12, 1955 — Aug. 19, 2012
Earl C. Holbrook III, 57, of Bedford, died at 6:51 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
Claude E. Parsons
Aug. 1, 1928 — Aug. 20, 2012
Claude E. Parsons, 84, of Bedford, died at 7:13 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials: First United Methodist Church.
August 20, 2012
Charles Jackson
Charles C. Jackson, 91, of Elora, Tenn., formerly of Bedford, passed away on Saturday at his home in Elora.
Charles was born in Bedford to the late Clarence Jackson and Bessie (King) Jackson Covington.
He was a pattern maker at General Motors in Bedford for 39 years.
Charles was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart for his service in France.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Viola Smith Jackson; and one sister, Lorene Griffin.
Survivors include his daughters, Connie Arnold and husband Edward of Elora, Tenn., and Linda Genter and husband Craig of Fremont, Calif.; grandchildren, Eddie and Tonie Arnold and Chuck Arnold; stepgrandchildren, Scott Genter, Travis Genter, and Michael Genter; great-grandchildren, Sarah Arnold, Spencer Arnold, and Tyler Arnold, step-great-grandchildren, William, Matthew, Brennan, Chandler, Hanna and Talen Genter; sisters, Dorval Tincher and Viola Medlock, both of Bedford; one brother, Kenneth Jackson of Leighton, Ala.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites by American Legion Gillen Post No. 33 Bedford.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Faith Mission Building Fund, 1817 26th St., Bedford, IN 47421.
Earl Holbrook
Earl Holbrook, 57, Bedford, died at 6:51 p.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
David Yeskie
David Yeskie, 27, Bedford, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 19, 2012
Bertice ‘Bertie’ Mae Bell
Sept. 5, 1935 — Aug. 16, 2012
Our loving Wife, Mother, and Mamaw, Bertice “Bertie” Mae Bell, 76, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Garden Villa Health Care Center at 11:50 p.m. surrounded by her husband of more than 60 years, Philip L. Bell Sr., children and grandchildren.
Bertie was born on September 5, 1935, to Matt and Erie (Vibbert) Walker in Somerset, KY. Bertie had worked at Sarkes-Tarzian, Bloomington Hospital, and retired from Indiana University as breakfast and head cook of Sigma Delta Tau and A E Phi sororities. She was a member of the Westside Pentecostal Church in Bloomington where she served as secretary and song leader as well as singing on the local radio broadcast for many years.
Bertie is survived by her loving husband, Philip L. Bell Sr.; son, Philip Bell Jr. and wife Colleen of Bloomington; daughters, Nena Evans and husband Charles of Ellettsville, Katrena Cunningham and husband Joe of Bedford, Darla Covey and husband Tim and Selena Sartin and husband Troy, all of Bloomington; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister, June Duval and husband Jim of Indianapolis; and brothers, Rawlin and Donnie Walker of Bloomington and Ron of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Staria Bell; grandsons, Jeremy Evans and Ron “Dino” Rainey; three brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville with Reverend Charles Evans and Brother Buster Woods officiating. Burial is to follow at Carmichael Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.chandlerfh.com.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Research; IU Hospice or Carmichael Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Robert ‘Bobby’ C. Prashaw
Oct. 4, 1947 — Aug. 16, 2012
Robert “Bobby” C. Prashaw, 64, of Bloomington, Ind., and formerly of Massena, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2012. Bobby was born on October 4, 1947, in Massena, N.Y., the son of Elwood and Helen (Fitzgerald) Prashaw. He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves after graduation from high school. He was employed by General Motors for 39 and a half years, first at the Massena plant, then at the Bedford plant. He retired in 2008 from GM as the UAW Local 440 shop chairman. Throughout his GM years, he also had jobs in production and as a truck driver. Bobby, also known as “The Grizz” to some of his friends, loved to laugh and make others laugh. He was a great storyteller. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter, son-in-law and new granddaughter. He was an avid golfer. In his younger years, he played hockey, softball and for the Massena Warriors football team. He also coached various youth hockey teams in Massena and Bloomington. Bobby was married to and divorced from Linda Orosz, with whom he shared a daughter, Lisa. He was then married to and divorced from Kim Wood. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa (Prashaw) and Chris Romeo and granddaughter, Raegan Romeo, all of Massena. Also, he is survived by his nephews, Chuck and Kevin Chambers of Boonville, N.Y., and Mark Chambers of Tampa, Fla. Bobby was predeceased by a sister, Carol Chambers, in January 2012.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Church in Massena with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Massena. Friends and family may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. At the family’s request, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.
August 18, 2012
Donald E. Canfield
Dec. 17, 1937 — Aug. 16, 2012
Donald Eugene “Mort” Canfield, 74, Orleans, passed away at 8:38 p.m. on Thursday, at his residence.
Born Dec. 17, 1937, in Mitchell, he was the son of Emerson and Marie (Hall) Canfield. He married Dolly Louise Hawk Dec. 22, 1956.
He was an electrician and a member of IBW Local No. 16.
His hobbies included trading, hunting, and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Dolly Canfield of Orleans; son, Jeffrey Scott (Nikki) Canfield of Mitchell; daughter, Melissa Jean (Pete) Horton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Casey Horton, Daniel Horton, Evan Canfield, Luke Canfield, and Michal Canfield; brothers, Forrest Canfield of Bedford and Mike Canfield and Randy Canfield, both of Mitchell; and sister, Jeryl Dotts of Mitchell.
His parents; sisters, Charlene Dotts and Gwendolyn Passmore; and brother, Darrell “Jan” Canfield, preceded him in death.
Cremation was chosen.
Memorial Gifts: Salvation Army
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Richard F. Mount
Richard F. Mount, 85, formerly of Bedford, died on Thursday at Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights, Texas. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.
August 17, 2012
Susan L. Fortner
Nov. 8, 1948 — Aug. 15, 2012
Susan L. Fortner, 63, of Elwood, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after a battle with lupus.
She was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Mitchell, the daughter of Ray G. and Edna (Miller) Merry.
She was a homemaker, and formerly worked as a legal secretary and as a medical secretary in Indianapolis and Greensburg for several years. She was also a hospice volunteer.
Susan was a 1966 graduate of Mitchell High School. She married Donald E. Fortner on Dec. 29, 1968. Susan was a member of the Heartland Church in Sharpsville.
Despite her health issues, she lived a full and joyous life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her parents of Mitchell; husband, Donald of Elwood; son, Jason A. (Shelbi) Fortner of Lebanon; daughter, Laura N. (Ken) Bubp of Noblesville; brother, Alan Merry of Dallas, Texas; sister, Eve (Ron) Neal of Anderson; and six grandchildren, Kate Fortner, Lucy Fortner, Matt Fortner, Elliott Susan Fortner, Julia Bubp, and Greta Bubp.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Heartland Church, Sharpsville, with the Rev. Nathan Salsbury and the Rev. William Salsbury officiating. Burial will be in the Elwood City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the service on Monday all at the church.
Arrangements by Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood.
Memorial contributions: to the Heartland Legacy and Prayer Fund.
Online condolences: www.copherfeslermay.com.
Otha Smith Jr.
July 9, 1928 — Aug. 16, 2012
Otha Smith Jr., age 84, of Bedford, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.
Otha was born in Lawrence County on July 9, 1928, to Ruth Morrow. He married Annie Cason on Feb. 5, 1949, in Denver, Colo., and she survives.
Otha retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sergeant after 21 years of service, including being a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Annie Smith of Bedford; one daughter, Darlene Bacon and husband Ron of Bedford; two sons, Alvin Smith of Terre Haute and Otha D. Smith of Brownstown; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Petrowski, Brian Smith, Tyler Smith and Jessica Smith.
Otha was preceded in death by his mother; two brothers, and one grandson, William Horner.
Cremation was chosen with no services. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Hungate Sr.
April 10, 1930 — Aug. 15, 2012
Thomas H. Hungate Sr., age 82, of Williams, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August, 15, 2012, at 11:17 a.m. at Garden Villa in Bedford, surrounded by his loving family.
Thomas was born on April 10, 1930, in DuQuion, Illinois, to Harvey H. and Ruth L. (Reid) Hungate, he graduated from the Missouri Military Academy in 1949, and he retired from the Jasper Chair Co. where he was the shipping supervisor.
Thomas married Mary Honeycutt on May 27, 1977, in Lawrence County, and she survives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Teddy Forester.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, who he adored, Mary Hungate of Williams; he is also survived by several children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary looks forward to the day that she will be reunited with Thomas, so she can hold his hand and dance forever.
Burial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Mt. Olive Cemetery near Williams.
Family and friends will gather immediately after the burial, at Leatherwood Christian Church to celebrate Thomas’ life, all friends and family are invited to attend.
Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.
Patricia J. Standley
Sept. 29, 1928 — Aug. 16, 2012
Patricia Joan Standley, 83, of Mitchell, died Thursday at Mitchell Manor Health and Rehabilitation.
Pat was born September 29, 1928. She was the daughter of William M. and Grace Terry West. She graduated from Orleans High School with the class of 1946. On June 26, 1948, she married Gorman “Bud” Standley. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2012.
She had been employed with the former Travlers Radio in Orleans and was a member of the Orleans United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail and her husband, Richard Schikora of Beavercreek, Ohio. Her son, Aaron Standley of Bedford survives. Her granddaughter, Sarah Beth and her husband, Bobby Moore of Mitchell survive along with great-grandchildren, Trevor, Taivon, Sophia Gail, Caitlin, and Quentin. Two sisters survive, Mary Ingram of Mooresville, Ind., and Teri West of Orleans.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Robert West and William West and two sisters, Alice McIntosh and Rita Reese.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.
Visitation for the public will be also on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.
Lucille A. Skomp
May 19, 1920 — Aug. 14, 2012
Lucille A. Skomp, 92, Odon, died at 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Daviess County. No calling hours are scheduled. The Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Canfield
Donald Canfield, 74, Orleans, died Thursday evening at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
August 16, 2012
Gary L. Blair

Sept. 24, 1952 — Aug. 6, 2012

Gary Leon Blair, 59, Bedford, formerly of Blytheville, Ark., died Aug. 6 at Garden Villa in Bedford. He had worked at the Times-Mail. Funeral services were Saturday at the New Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville. Burial was in Memory Garden.

The Grant Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia J. Standley

Sept. 29, 1928 — Aug. 16, 2012

Patricia Joan Standley, 83, Mitchell, died this morning. Services are pending at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans.
August 15, 2012
Danny L. Pruett
Aug. 29, 1942 — Aug. 13, 2012
Danny L. Pruett, 69, of Bedford, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Edward “Lee” and Eva “Joy” Goodman Pruett. He married Carolyn Hicks on Aug. 4, 1963, and she survives.
He was a die setter at Central Foundry and a member of the Clearview Baptist Church.
He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed woodworking and reading history.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Bedford; two daughters, Vicky Fields and husband Michael of Bedford and Dian Livingston and husband Terry of Paoli; grandchildren, Chad Fields, Morgan Hunsaker, Hannah Fields, Christopher Pruett and Brennan Hunsaker; two brothers, Laddie Pruett of Utah and Phillip Pruett of Bedford; four sisters, Beth Love, Becky Ratliff, Lisa Clark and Laura Diehl all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, cousins and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jimmy and Daniel Pruett; a sister, Bonnie Moffitt; and a brother, Mark Pruett.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Danny at www.daycarter.com.
William Houston
Aug. 1, 1937 — Aug. 13, 2012
William “Bill” Houston, 75, of Bloomington, passed away Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
He was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Bedford, to Fred and Ruth (Bunn) Houston.
Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran. In the Navy he was an aircraft electronics technician.
He later worked as a Technical Writer in Electronics for 30 years at Crane Naval base at Crane. Bill attended New Prospect Baptist Church in Bloomington.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy (MacDonald) Houston of Bloomington; son, Jeff Houston of Costa Mesa, Calif.; daughter, Jennifer Houston of Victorville, Calif.; brother, Donald Houston of Bedford; and sister, Delores Jenkins of Clear Water, Fla.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents,; brother, Harold Houston; and sister, Mildred May.
A Celebration of Life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorial contributions can be made to charity of choice.
Allen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Friends can send condolences to www.allenfuneralhome.org.
August 14, 2012
Charles R. New

Feb. 22, 1919 — Aug. 12, 2012

Charles Robert “Bob” New, 93, of Oolitic, died at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at his residence.

Born Feb. 22, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of James and Fannie (Harvey) New. He married Elizabeth Hollars on July 4, 1946, and she preceded him in death on March 14, 2011.

He retired after 45 years as sales manager and vice president of Indiana Limestone.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.

He attended New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle in Bedford and was a member of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Survivors include one son, Barry New and wife Mary Lou of Bedford; one daughter, Rita Barnes and husband Dean of Oolitic; a brother, James R. New of Bedford; five grandchildren, Shannon (Jeannie) Barnes, Melissa (Brad) Weilbaker, Brandon (Cybil) New, Braxton Barnes and Heather Barnes; nine great-grandchildren, Megan Barnes, Josie Barnes, Brittani Weilbaker, Braden Weilbaker, Brynliegh Barnes, Sadie Barnes, Addie Ward, Brilynn Weilbaker, Isaac New, and Leigh-Ann and Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Fred, Clifford and Donald New; one sister, Jewel Anne New; and a grandson, Robert Dax New.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday. in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the mortuary.

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

Harley Wade

Jan. 15, 1922 — Aug. 12, 2012

Harley Wade, 90, of Williams died at 9:29 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 15, 1922, in Martin County, he was the son of Isaac and Eva (Stroud) Wade. He married Nellie Mae Hardwick on Dec. 20, 1947, who preceded him in death on May 19, of this year.

Harley retired from the Ordnance Department at the Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane which is now known as the Crane Army Ammunition Activity, in May 1976. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Harley enjoyed working on cars and rebuilt several motors for friends and family throughout the years. He loved doing things for other people.

He was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include three children, Judy Mitchell and husband Rick of Bedford, Kathy McKenzie and husband Ron of Magnolia, Ky., and Richard Wade and wife Theressa of Williams; four grandchildren, Derek Mitchell and wife Lauralee of Delphi; Matthew Wade of Williams; Kyle McKenzie and wife AJ and Justin McKenzie of Kentucky; five great-grandchildren, Avalee, Harlee, Tyler, David and Haylen; one sister, Ola Morrow and husband Herschel of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three brothers, William, George and Harold; and six sisters, Myrtle Moore, Gracie Fern Allen, Dessie Hawkins, Dovie Douglas, Gertie Owens and Victorine Rollman.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Perry Tom East officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today and from noon until the service Wednesday at the mortuary.

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

William Stewart

Aug. 19, 1919 — Aug. 8, 2012

William “Bill” Stewart, 92, of Ellettsville, passed away Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

He was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Bloomington, the son of Elmer and Icey (Walls) Stewart. Bill married Rose Marie Juneau on July 18, 1942, and they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

William served in the United States Army during World War II and was in battles at Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. He was wounded in Germany Sept. 15, 1944. He entered service March 5, 1942, and was Honorably Discharged Nov. 20, 1945. He was awarded the AMETO Medal, ATO Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion.

He grew up near Mitchell, and in his early life he worked as a farmer. For many years he worked as a mechanic for Noble King and Tom O’Daniel Ford in Bloomington. After retirement, he also drove a school bus.

William was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Lem Bush, a brother, Warren; four sisters, Margaret Bush, Naomi Bush, Mary Jones and Virginia Gobin; and one nephew.

He is survived by his wife; one brother, Paul Stewart of Lynchburg, Va.; 15 nieces, 15 nephews, and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 4-7 p.m. Saturday with a funeral service at 7 p.m., all at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington, with Pastor James Roach officiating.

Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Valhalla Memory Gardens in Bloomington, with Pastor James Roach officiating.

Danny L. Pruett

Danny L. Pruett, 69, of Bedford, died Monday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 13, 2012
Harley Wade
Harley Wade, 90, of Williams, died Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Charles R. New
Charles Robert “Bob” New, 93, of Oolitic, died at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 12, 2012
Herman D. Crouch
Sept. 27, 1935 — Aug. 10, 2012
Herman D. Crouch, 76, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012, at the IU Health Hospice House.
Born September 27, 1935, in Bloomington, he was the son of Alva and Julia (Elkins) Crouch.
Herman was a car blocker at Woolery Stone Mill.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed golfing, fishing and painting.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nellie (Hancock) Crouch; two daughters, Teresa Ridgley (Jim) of Sparks, NV, and Arlena Jackson (Ross) of Bloomington; one sister, Bertha Honeycutt of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Michelle Ridgley of Sparks, NV, Stephanie Crouch, Amber Goodman (Eric), Nathan Jackson, and Stephanie Crouch’s mother, Cathy Bates (Alan), all of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.
Herman was preceded in death by his son, Roger David Crouch; three brothers, Richard, Eddie and Jim Crouch; and his parents.
A private family graveside service will be Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in memory of Herman to the IU Health Hospice House, 2810 S. Deborah Drive, Bloomington, IN 47404.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.
Alma Mae Stidd
Oct. 22, 1916 — Aug. 10, 2012
Alma Mae Stidd passed away on August 10, 2012, in the Gosport Nursing Home. She was born on October 22, 1916, to Clarence and Erslie (Woelflin) Selzer in New Albany, IN. She graduated from Bloomington High School with the class of 1934 and shortly after, married Ben Stidd from the same class. They were married 66 years. The early years of her marriage were spent as a homemaker and the birth of three children in rather rapid succession. During World War II, the family moved frequently, mostly the result of Ben’s employment on a survey crew at various locations on war-related jobs. They purchased a small farm and moved to the Stinesville area in 1946. Alma worked at the RCA plant in Bloomington until her retirement. After retirement Alma and Ben took a trip around the world. Back at home they enjoyed improving their property on Lake Lemon and all the amenities the site provided. Alma was a member of the Adventist church most of her adult life.
Alma’s life revolved around her family, her parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. Nothing pleased her children and grandchildren more than a visit from Grandpa and Grandma. She could let you know when she was displeased by your behavior, but everyone knew that behind those rare occasions was a deep and abiding unconditional love. Her memory lives on in all of us.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an older brother, Maurice; a grandson, Benjamin Andrew Stidd; and granddaughter, Jacque Nelson. She is survived by her younger sister, Wilma (Buzzaird) Sturgeon; three children, Benton, Raymond and Janet (Nelson) Drew; and 10 grandchildren.
Friends may call on Monday, August 13, 2012, from 4-8 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, August, 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. also at the funeral home. Entombment in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Online condolences may be made to www.dayfuneral-services.com.
C. Larry Burch
Sept. 16, 1936 — Aug. 11, 2012
C. Larry Burch, 75, of Springville, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born September 16, 1936, in Solsberry, Indiana, the son of Claude and Bonnie (Starnes) Burch.
Larry retired from Cook Inc. as a machinist.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Dorothy Burch, of Springville; two sons, Larry M. Burch, of Solsberry, and Kevin Burch, of Springville; he has four grandchildren, Jessica Bechtel and Brett Bechtel, both of Greenfield, Matthew (Megan) Burch and Ashley Burch, both of Springville; one great-grandson, Masen Hall, of Springville; and one sister, Linda Johnson, of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Burch and Carol Shelton.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, until the hour of service at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Don Thie officiating. Burial will follow at Solsberry Cemetery.
The family wishes any donations be made to Solsberry Cemetery in Larry’s name in care of Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.
August 11, 2012
Beatrice R. Lee
Jan. 3, 1917 — Aug. 1, 2012
Beatrice Ruth (Bower) Lee, 95, of Bedford, died at 9:20 p.m. August 1, at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Born Jan. 3, 1917, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Beatrice May (Griffith) Bower. She married Harold H. Lee on May 6, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1976.
She was a homemaker, volunteered at the Bedford Regional Medical Center and of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffery D. Lee of Indianapolis and Michael D. Lee and wife Carol of California; three grandchildren, Barry D. Lee of Georgia, Kerry D. Lee of Mooresville, and Katrina D. (Lee) Parker and husband Robert of Phoenix, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Dorothy Wimpleburg of Albany, one brother, Robert Bower of Lincoln, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one son, Gerry D. Lee.
Funeral services will be at Noon on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Breckenridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Animal Rescue Fund, 1209 W. Riggin Road, Muncie, IN 47303. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Beatrice at www.daycarter.com.
August 10, 2012
Eithel L. Turner
Feb. 13, 1923 — Aug. 8, 2012
Eithel L. Turner, 89, of Bedford, died at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Bloomington Hospice House.
Born Feb. 13, 1923, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Brada K. and Rose (Adams) Turner. He married Marjorie Ann Bartlett on Oct. 19, 1945, and she died on Jan. 4, 1996.
He graduated from Needmore High School in 1942 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He took basic training in Tacoma, Wash., with the 44th Infantry Division. He served in front line combat operations as an Infantryman in the World War II European Theatre. He elevated in rank from Private to Master Sergeant serving as lst Scout Leader in severe combat missions including the Battle of the Bulge. He received an Honorary Discharge and returned home in 1945.
After the war ended, he worked at Clark Electric before going to General Motors. He retired from GM in 1977 as a fork lift operator in the maintenance department. He was a member of the UAW No. 440.
He was a member of the Dive Christian Church. He had served as an elder at the Dive Christian Church and Bartlettsville Christian Church for over 60 years.
Survivors include a son, Stephen Turner and wife, Sherry; a daughter, Karen Atchison and husband Mike all of Bedford; three grandchildren, Chris Atchison and wife Heidi, Cory Atchison and wife Kim all of Bedford and John Cummings and wife Lynessa of Salem; three great-grandchildren, Faith Cummings, Will Cummings and Alexa Atchison; and a brother, Frank Turner and wife Mona of Oolitic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and four brothers, Dewey, Vestal, Harold and Noble.
Eithel enjoyed travel and he and Marjorie sometimes wintered in Arizona. He loved his children, family, Gospel music and the Sonshiners Quartet following them around the country. He enjoyed watching IU basketball and especially the BNL Lady Stars.
He suffered a stroke nine years ago but did not let it hinder or defeat him. He learned to write with his left hand, care for himself and enjoyed riding his four wheel scooter around his property and nearby woods.
A central focus of his latter years was his faith in God’s Word, God’s direction and His timing.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of the Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dive Children’s Christmas or Dive Preschool.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Eithel at www.daycarter.com.
Alfred E. Fletcher
Oct. 9, 1928 — Aug. 7, 2012
Alfred E. Fletcher, 83, of Bedford, died at 3 a.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born Oct. 9, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Noble and Katie (Crider) Fletcher. He married Deloros Christine Sluder on Aug. 27, 1950 and she preceded him in death on April 16, 2007.
He was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1947. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. He was the owner/operator of Mid-Town Foods in Bedford retiring in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Alan Fletcher of Bedford; two daughters, Debra Reynolds and husband Aaron of Minneapolis, Minn., and Crystal Arsenault and husband Jeff of Oolitic; grandchildren, Jason Reynolds of Minneapolis, Ashley Barlar and husband Jonathan of Tampa, Fla., Kayti Patterson and husband Kyle of Bedford, T.J. Arsenault and fiancé Sara Donahue of Bloomington, and Heather Deckard and husband Mike of Harrodsburg; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lottie Marlin and husband Roy B. of Chattanooga, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; Cecil and William Fletcher; and a sister Hazel Fields.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Bedford with the Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris officiating. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 2 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the First Baptist Church.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Bedford Jay-C’s Clothe-A-Child project.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Alfred at www.daycarter.com.
Ronal Dean Brock
July 28, 1941 — Aug. 7, 2012
Ronal Dean Brock, 71, of Bedford, died at 1:37 p.m. on Tuesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.
Born July 28, 1941, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Ralph B. and Mary Lois (Tolliver) Brock.
He retired from RCA after working for 35 years as a materials handler.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, served in the National Guard, and was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsman’s Club. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include eight cousins, Susan Elaine Hancock, Jerri Lynn Stewart and Sara Ellen Snyder, all of Bedford, Sharon K. O’Connor of Arizona, Patricia Ann Bennett of Texas, Mary R. Paulson of Georgia, William J. McHugh of Sarasota, Fla., and Jay R. Baker of Zionsville; and life-long friend, Mike Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five uncles; five aunts; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Danny Goens officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary where members of the Eagles Lodge No. 654 will conduct a service at 7 p.m.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ronal at www.daycarter.com.
Deborah J. Miller
April 7, 1951 — Aug. 8, 2012
Our precious loved one, Deborah Jane Miller, 61, of Mitchell, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday.
Deborah was the daughter of Labon Kern, Jr. and Mary Ruth (Taylor) Kern, and was born on April 7, 1951, in Lawrence County. She married Samuel Joseph Miller on July 1, 1972, in Bedford, and he survives.
She was a graduate of Mitchell High School, Class of 1969, and attended Oakland City University.
She was employed at Shelby Trucking as a secretary.
She was of Protestant Faith.
Surviving are her husband, Samuel Joseph Miller of Mitchell; two sons, Samuel Andy (Shelly) Miller of Orleans, and Jason Earl (Kristi) Miller of Mitchell; two grandsons, Samuel Adam Miller of Orleans, and Jakob Earl Miller of Mitchell; two granddaughters, Sarah Annalee Miller of Orleans, and Bayleigh Jane Miller of Mitchell; two brothers, Mike (Kim) Kern of Bedford, and Joe (Melissa) Kern of Mitchell; three sisters, Melinda Lynn (Rick) Mosier of Mitchell, Cindy Bowers (Ronnie Terry) of Mitchell, and Amanda D. (James) Gross of Mt. Vernon; and numerous relatives especially in Lawrence and Gibson Counties.
Deborah was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Kelly David Kern.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orleans Christian Church Playground Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Daniel E. Dack
Aug. 25, 1952 — Aug. 8, 2012
Daniel Edwin Dack, 59, of Shoals, died at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1952, in Moline, Ill., he was the son of Edwin Eugene and Cheryl (Binder) Dack. He married Pamela Cummings on Sept. 4, 1976, and she survives.
He was a graduate of Chesterton High School with the class of 1970. He was a self-employed professional chauffeur and had attended the Fayetteville Baptist Church.
He was an avid motorcycle rider who took his wife anywhere she wanted to go. He loved to watch Chicago Bears football.
He loved his wife, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela, of Shoals; three daughters, Amelia Allen and husband Robbie of Leesville, their children, Connor, Bailee and Daxton; Jennifer Crites and husband Paul of Springville, their children, Logan and Jacob; and Hannah Wade and husband Kyle of Heltonville, their children, Lillian and Emily; his mother, Cheryl Dack of Valparaiso; and four sisters, Cynthia Gustava of Katy, Texas, Sandra Mason of Chesterton, Marlia Hodge of Taylors, S.C., and Claudia Miller of Valparaiso.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Fayetteville Baptist Church with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fayetteville Baptist Awana Program. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Daniel at www.daycarter.com.
GO BEARS 2012!
William H. Stewart
Aug. 19, 1919 — Aug. 8, 2012
William “Bill” Stewart, 92, of Ellettsville, passed away Wednesday at Stone-
Bridge Health Campus in Bedford.
He was born on Aug. 19, 1919, in Monroe County, the son of Elmer and Icey (Walls) Stewart.
William served in the United States Army during World War II. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal.
William is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marie Rose Mae (Juneau) Stewart; one brother, Paul Stewart of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and several sisters and brothers.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org
Beatrice R. Lee
Jan. 3, 1917 — Aug. 1, 2012
Beatrice Ruth (Bower) Lee, 95, of Bedford, died at 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Funeral service will be at noon on Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Breckenridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.
Memorials: Animal Rescue Fund, 1209 W. Riggin Road, Muncie, IN 47303.
Louis V. Compton
July 12, 1925 — Aug. 7, 2012
Louis Vernon Compton, 87, of Pekin, Ill., passed away at 8:13 a.m., on Tuesday at his residence.
Born July 12, 1925, in Washington County, he was the son George F. and Maude (Green) Compton, He married Mary Ellen Hayes Sept. 27, 1947, in Lawrence County, and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Warren (Gayle) Compton of Selawik, Alaska, Randall (Crystal) Compton of Fairbanks, Alaska; two daughters, Elizabeth (Joe) Crane of Bedford and Alyce Joyce Compton of Eureka, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Noelle Crane of Bedford, Adam (Charity) Compton of Troy, Mo., Danielle (Scott) Wallace of Vernal, Utah, Bethany and Caleb Compton of Selawik, Alaska, Paige, Kent and Lauren Compton of Fairbanks, Alaska and Marcie (Alex) Bourne of North Pole, Alaska; eight great-grandchildren Brooke, Ethan, Jonathon Compton, all of Troy, Mo., Aiden, Elisha and Isaiah Wallace, all of Vernal, Utah, and Summer, and Isla Bourne, both of North Pole, Alaska.
He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
Louis was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin where he had been an interim pastor.
He served as a weatherman in the United States Army Air Corps from 1945-48 where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 1991. Prior to this, he worked as a machinist for Perfect Circle Piston Rings in Hagerstown. Louis was also an interim Pastor for several churches in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Louis loved aviation and talking about the Arctic. He also enjoyed fishing, reading and was an avid gardener.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin, with the Rev. D. Tim Najpaver officiating, with visitation one hour prior to the funeral.
Additional service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at White River Baptist Church in rural Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Visitation will be prior to the funeral. Burial will be in White River Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Liberty Baptist Church, 2105 Sheridan Rd., Pekin, IL 61554.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.
August 09, 2012
Robert W. Johnson
Aug. 8, 1939 — Aug. 7, 2012
Robert W. Johnson, 72, of East Oolitic, died at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.
Born Aug. 8, 1939, in East Oolitic, he was the son of Coy and Hazel (Sullivan) Johnson. He married Geraldine Craig on Dec. 22, 1956, and she survives.
He was a limestone quarry worker and trucking business owner, retiring in the late eighties.
He was of the Pentecostal faith, having attended the House of Prayer, Fayetteville.
He loved to hunt rabbits, squirrels and mushrooms with his grandsons.
Surviving are his wife, Geraldine of East Oolitic; one daughter, Sherry Spires of East Oolitic; two grandchildren, Robert (Cindy) Summitt and Cody Spires, both of East Oolitic; one sister, Betty Smith of Peerless; two brothers, Lloyd Johnson of Bedford and Richard Johnson, of East Oolitic; several nieces and nephews; and his dog Lucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Norma Box, Wanda Harvey and Mary Black; and one son-in-law, Robert Spires.
A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Donna J. Miller
March 21, 1935 — Aug. 7, 2012
Donna J. Miller, 77, passed away at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born March 21, 1935, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Harris R. and Garnett (Mundy) Mundy. She married Robert Eugene Miller on Nov. 27, 1952.
Donna retired from Dollar General after 16 years.
She graduated from Huron High School in 1953, and attended the Orleans Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Miller of Mitchell; her mother, Garnett Mundy of Mitchell; a son, Michael Miller of Bedford; a daughter, Renee Reathaford and husband Mike of Orleans; grandchildren, Jake Williams and wife Lori of Orleans, Cody Reathaford and fiancée Keisha of Orleans, Jessica (Williams) Hammack and husband Travis of Salem; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janice White and husband Don of Bedford
Her father preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Michael Mahlar officiating. Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Jake Williams, Cody Reathaford, Barry White, Randy Bex, Donald Miller and Kevin Holmes
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Ronal D. Brock
July 28, 1941 — Aug. 7, 2012
Ronal Dean Brock, 71, Bedford, died at 1:37 pm on Tuesday IU Health Bedford Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.
Memorials: Charity of one’s choice.
Eithel L. Turner
Feb. 13, 1923 — Aug. 8, 2012
Eithel L. Turner, 89, Bedford, died at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Bloomington Hospice House. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Dive Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Daniel E. Dack
Daniel Edwin Dack, 59, Shoals, died at 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 08, 2012
Mary D. Smale
Oct. 7, 1930 — Aug. 7, 2012
Mary D. Smale, 81, of Bedford, died Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 7, 1930, in Cornwall Ontario, Canada and raised in South Wales, she was the daughter of Percy Augustus and Lily (Robinson) Morgan. She loved and married Harold “Gene” Smale on June 25, 1950. She had worked for J.C. Penney Co. and was a member of the Bartlettsville Christian Church. She was always the homemaker and mother.
Survivors include her husband, Gene, of Bedford; three sons, Rick W. Smale and wife, Cindy, James D. Smale and wife, Angie, David Allen Smale all of Bedford; one daughter Terri Lynn Padgett and husband, John, of Bedford; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way and one sister, Irene Talbot and husband, Ken, of Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Pelham, Billy, Percy, Lil and Doris; a daughter-in-law, Belinda Smale.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Tim Day, minister of Bartlettsville Christian Church in Bedford and Jim Cain, minister of South Union Christian Church in Bloomington. Burial will follow in Judah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Mary at www.daycarter.com.
Donald D. Lutes
Dec. 21, 1947 — July 17, 2012
Donald D. Lutes, 64, of Burlington, Mich., passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.
Don was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Bedford, Ind. to William and Gertrude (Stancombe) Lutes.
After graduating from Heltonville High School, Don joined the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War as an aircraft mechanic.
Don was employed by the City of Battle Creek as a firefighter. At the time of his retirement, he was acting lieutenant at No. 5 Station in Urbandale.
He was an avid ice hockey fan following the Detroit Red Wings.
At the time of his illness, he was acting as an off ice official for the Junior K-Wings team at Wings West.
Don is survived by his wife of 32 years, Deborah; brother William Leroy Lutes (Ellen) of Savannah, Ga.; sister Phyllis Winona Norman (Lawrence) of Bedford, Ind.; Aunt Rose Pridemore (Wayne) of Norman, Ind.; stepchildren, James Fisk III (Kara) of Battle Creek and Jennifer (Fuller) Owens (Craig) of Paw Paw; two children from a previous marriage, Christy and Brian Platz; former daughter-in-law, Kristen Platz; grandchildren, Julianne Platz, Tyler, Jared and Lindsey Fisk, Ashley Fuller, and Cody, Cory and Carli Owens.
Graveside services were held at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
Edward Breedlove
Edward T. Breedlove, age 94, Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday at Elizabethtown Nursing Home in Elizabethtown, Ky. Edward had lived in Hodgenville, Ky., for the last year.
Edward is survived by five children, Marilyn Hiday of Hodgenville, Ky., Janet Parker of Hickman, Ky., Rita Groce of Hodgenville, Ky., Debbie White of Greenfield, and Eddie Breedlove of Ohio; and 15 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Robbins Breedlove; one grandson, Ronald Hiday; four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be at noon on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.
Donna J. Miller
March 21, 1935 — Aug. 7, 2012
Donna J. Miller, 77, died at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Port Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Ronal Brock
Ronal Dean Brock, 71, of Bedford, died at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 07, 2012
Kelly David Kern
Oct. 22, 1964 — Aug. 5, 2012
Kelly David Kern, 47, of Mitchell, died at 7 p.m. Sunday at his residence.
Born Oct. 22, 1964, in Bedford, he was the son of Labon Junior Kern and Mary (Taylor) Kern.
He married Beverly A. Moore on Sept. 14, 2009, in Lawrence County; and she survives.
He was employed at Shelby Trucking and Kern Farms, and drove trucks contracted to Buchta Trucking.
He attended Mitchell High School, and BNL Vocational School.
He was a member of the Bedford Boat Club, VFW of Mitchell, and Truck Pulling Association.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly A. Kern of Mitchell; mother, Mary Kern of Mitchell; two brothers, Joe (Melissa) Kern of Mitchell, Mike (Kim) Kern of Bedford; four sisters, Cindy Bowers (Ronnie Terry) of Mitchell, Melinda Lynn (Rick) Mosier of Mitchell, Debbie J. (Sam) Miller of Mitchell, Amanda D. (James) Gross of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Brandon Fields and Jason Fields, both of Bedford; two stepdaughters, Jennifer Fields of Mitchell, Megan Ernst of Bedford; one grandson, Mike Fields of Bedford; two granddaughters, Treshia Fields and Graceland Fields, both of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Andy Miller, Jason Miller, Jessica French, Lori Pierce, Darin Mosier, David Mosier, Ethan Kern, Cierra Gross, Michael Kern, Jr., Matthew Kern, Caden Kern, Caleb Kern, Brandon Wilson, Brianna Wilson, Nick Pridemore, Nate Pridemore, Heather Canada, Michael French, Austin French, Dalton Strunk, Adam and Sarah Miller, and Bayleigh and Jakob Miller, and Gabby, Alexis, Ginger, Nick and Brandon Stalker of Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Tom East officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m., on Wednesday, and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Alfred E. Fletcher
Alfred E. Fletcher, 83, of Bedford, died at 3 a.m. today at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 06, 2012
Martha J. Bex
Sept. 1, 1935 — Aug. 3, 2012
Martha Jean (Lynn) Bex, 76, of Williams, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Friday, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born Sept. 1, 1935, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Menlo Lynn and Juanita (Flinn) Greene. She married William Donald Bex on Jan. 8, 1960, and he survives.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Williams.
Survivors include her husband, William (Bill) of Williams; children, Pamela Dianne Rayhill of Bloomington and Donald Brent Bex and wife Tina of Williams; stepchildren, Gaylon J. Hatfield and husband Estel of Bedford and Debbie S. Sweres of Magnolia, Texas; grandchildren, Brady L. Mann and wife Julie of Fairbank, Iowa, Jarrett D. Rayhill of Bloomington, and William R. (Rob) Bex and Tanner J.J. Bex, both of Williams; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Charles E. Lynn and Ruthie E. Stailey and husband Lowell, all of Bedford, Marie Grauel and husband Stuart of Indianapolis, and Betty J. Trueblood and husband Jon of Westerville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Harry Bradford Baldwin.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Martha at www.daycarter.com.
Charles E. Watson
July 23, 1932 — Aug. 5, 2012
Charles Eugene Watson, 80, of East Oolitic, passed away at 2:46 a.m. on Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born July 23, 1932, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Louis and Mabel (Gassaway) Watson. He married Bonnie Oliver on Aug. 9, 1957, and she survives.
He was employed at G.B. Hodley and Maple Hill Quarry as a drill runner.
He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.
Eugene loved to fish and listen to bluegrass and country music. Eugene was a great person and always friendly. He will be missed by all his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of East Oolitic; one daughter, Alfredia Thomas (Craig) of Bedford; one son, Anthoney Troy of East Oolitic; three grandchildren, McKenzie Thomas, Dylan Thomas and Cory Thomas, all of Bedford; one brother, Russell Watson (Brenda) of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Louis Jr. Robert, and Danny Watson; one sister, Glenda Watson Mason.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Millard Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Joanna L. Casada
May 1, 1926 — Aug. 3, 2012
Joanna L. Casada, 86, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford.
Born May 1, 1926, in Greene County, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Asdell) Tincher. She married William Casada, and he preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two brothers, Sam Tincher and wife Dorothy of Springville and Charles Tincher and wife Edith of Bedford; four sisters, Mary Turpin, Patsy Gilliland, Sue Harris and Linda (Bucky) Charles, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; an infant (at birth); two brothers, Edward L. and Jessie Eugene Tincher; ands one sister, Sarah Cox.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Hopkins Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joanna at www.daycarter.com.
Franklin R. Daulton
Dec. 13, 1932 — Aug. 2, 2012
Franklin R. Daulton, 79, of Fort Ritner, died at 11:45 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.
Born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Sparksville, he was the son of John and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Daulton. He married Frances Mae Beavers; and she survives.
He was employed with Carlisle in Bloomington for several years.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Mae Daulton of Fort Ritner; one daughter, Cindy Hunter of Bedford; one son-in-law, Mike Tomey of Bedford; six grandchildren, John (Kayla) Hunter of Bedford, Michael Daulton of Bedford, Christina Tomey of Leesville, Jason Hunter of Bedford, Michael (Barbara) Tomey of Heltonville, and Matthew (Cortney) Tomey of Leesville; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Russell Daulton of Bedford; five sisters-in-law, Pearl Wright of Medora, Mildred Gilley of Indianapolis, Lulabelle Wolka of Vallonia, Mary (Duane) Foster of Crothersville, and Ruth (Don) Silverman of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Beth A. Tomey and Michael R. Daulton; four brothers, Robert, Ralph, Richard and Raymond Daulton, and one sister, Virginia Darkes.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Dixon Chapel Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 4–8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dixon Chapel Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Robert D. Wray
April 20, 1931 — Aug. 3, 2012
Robert D. Wray, 81, Columbus, died at 2:45 p.m. on Friday at Silver Oaks Health Campus of Columbus.
He was born April 20, 1931, in Bedford, the son of Ralph Kenneth and Bessie Louise Robinson Wray. He married Yvonne Hedge on Sept. 29, 1950, in Bedford, and she survives.
He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1987 in inspection. He was an ordained minister and had pastored at Hoosier Hills Baptist Church of Columbus, Fellowship Baptist of Mount Auburn, and Spurnica Baptist Church in Brown County.
He was a member of Parkside Baptist Church, where he taught the Forever Young Bible Class.
Surviving with his wife, Yvonne Wray of Columbus are sons, Duane (Debbie) Wray of Indianapolis and Kenneth (Patricia) Wray of Franklin; daughter, Mary Beth (Thomas) Heim of Columbus; sister, Suella Martin of Williams; brothers, Eddie (Tammy) Wray and Joe (Jill) Wray, of Bedford and Delbert (Kim) Wray of Salem; grandchildren, Dale Wray of Bloomington, Bryan, Aaron and Amanda (Cory Mahon) Wray, all of Indianapolis, and Melissa Wray of Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Daniel Wray
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkside Baptist Church in Columbus with Dr. William E. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today in Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th St., Columbus and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkside Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.myers-reed.com.
Regina A. Briscoe
Aug. 29, 1968 — Aug. 4, 2012
Regina Ann Briscoe, 43, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday at her residence.
Born August 29, 1968, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Wilbur E. and Regenia (Brown) Briscoe Stroud.
She had been employed as a paralegal and bailiff for the Lawrence County Courts.
She was a member of the Jacob Finger United Methodist Church and Tri Kappa.
Regina graduated from Mitchell High School in 1986 and Ball State University in 1992.
Surviving are her mother, Regenia Stroud of Mitchell; her father, Wilbur Briscoe of Bedford; sisters, Allison Dee (Mike) Goble of Columbus and Margi (Larry) Scharborough of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, John Robert (Katherine) Stroud of Bedford and Craig Stroud of Mitchell; several beloved nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Mayor Gary Pruett officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 11a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Marcella Ann Brock
May 24, 1934 — Aug. 3, 2012
Marcella Ann Brock, 78, Medora, died at 12:02 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born May 24, 1934, in Clearspring, she was the daughter of Chance and Vera Ilene (Lutes) Curry, both of whom preceded her in death. She married George Lee Brock on June 7, 1952, in Oolitic. He preceded her in death on May 14, 1998.
She had been employed with Boyatt Restaurant and also as secretary of Rumph’s Bulk plant from 1952-1954. She retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992 as a window clerk after 36 years of dedicated service at the Medora and Seymour post offices. She assisted her husband George in the operation of George’s Marathon Service Station from 1954 to 1988.
She was a remarkable cake baker and cake decorator, as well as excelling in floral design. She loved to go shopping, traveling and watching NASCAR.
Survivors include one son, Steven Ray (Bonnie) Brock of Medora; one daughter Karen Lea Brock of Medora; two brothers, Myron Dean (Brenda) Curry of Medora and Robert Eugene (Janet) Curry of Danville; three grandchildren, Adrienne (Ronnie II) Blackburn of Bedford, Tony (Stephanie) Brock of Oolitic, and Adam Brock of Bedford; four great-grandchildren, Clayton Gene Blackburn, Cody Dale Blackburn, Christian Lee Blackburn and Gracelynn Jo Brock. one daughter-in-law, Debbie (Ray Mark) Lindsey of Bedford; three sisters-in-law, Selma (Terry) Verble of Medora, Jo Ann Foist of Seymour and Jewel (Randal) Miser of Bloomington; one brother-in-law, Ephie (Vivian) Brock of Medora, and one aunt, Ruth (Thomas) Fox. She also is survived by Jimmy Curry Jr. and his wife Debbie and family, who provided assistance to her since her husband’s death in 1998. Much love was shared with this family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Geneva Eglen; brothers-in-law Bud Brock, Ed Brock and Joseph H. Brock, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, with the Rev. Stan Thomas officiating. Burial will be in White River Valley Cemetery, Medora. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from noon until time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials should be directed to the Medora Christian Church 237 Building Fund.
Richard Pritchett
July 22, 1927 — Aug. 2, 2012
Richard D. Pritchett, 85, Judah, died Thursday at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions: Judah Heritage Group for the Judah Park.
August 05, 2012
James Blythe ‘Jimbo’ Bowman
Aug. 8, 1965 — Aug. 3, 2012
James Blythe “Jimbo” Bowman, 46, of Bloomington passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at the IU Health Hospice House after fighting colon cancer for 5 months.
Jimbo was born on Aug. 8, 1965, in Bloomington and was the son of Bill and Margie (Morris) Bowman. He worked for General Electric for 10 years and later was a painter and remodeler. Jimbo enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and being outdoors.
Survivors include four daughters, Rhea Johnson (Daniel) of Scott AFB, IL, Lacie Davis (Kendall) of Bedford, Tia Feller (Zach Deckard) of Bloomington, and Chelcie Bowman of Decatur, TN. Also surviving are his parents of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Chandler, Camryn, and Cooper Johnson and Gabriel Davis; two sisters, Jenny Bowman and Amy Carroll, both of Bloomington; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife and love of his life Rita “Ritz” Gardner (2011) and his grandparents.
Jimbo was loved by all who knew him. He was a loving and giving person who brought laughter to everyone who met him. He will be missed daily by all his family and many friends.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington and again on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Services for Jimbo will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at The Funeral Chapel with Brother Jeff Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com
August 04, 2012
Tonya G. Fender
June 3, 1973 — Aug.2, 2012
Tonya G. Fender, 39, of Bedford, died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Greenwood.
Born June 3, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Jackie and Wanda (Kinser) Fender.
She was employed at Stonebelt as a house manager.
Surviving are her parents, Jackie and Wanda Fender of Heltonville; one daughter, Laken Fender of Bedford; one son, Braden Baker of Bedford; one grandson, Lucas Hopper of Bedford; one brother, Jackie (Jodie) Fender of Bedford; two sisters, LaDonna (Morgan) Lee of Bedford and Lena (Jason) Gassaway of Heltonville; maternal grandparents, Richard and Sharon Kinser; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Randall and Bernice Fender.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Meadows Cemetery, Lawrence County.
Friends may call from 2–6 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Richard D. Pritchett
July 22, 1927 — Aug.22, 2012
Richard D. Pritchett, 85, of Judah, passed away at 4:29 p.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born July 22, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clifford Joe and Mabel (Harden) Pritchett. He married Sylvia Baker on October 28, 1950, and she survives.
Richard was the origina l co-founder of Pritchett Brothers Construction with his brother, Charles. He was a founding member and past president of Lawrence County Home Builders Association, a member of Shriner’s International, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14, F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, and a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.
He loved watching sports, especially those in which his grandchildren participated, spending time with his family, and traveling the world with his wife. He enjoyed being outside working in his yard and was proud of his community. He had many friends he enjoyed.
Survivors include his wife, Sylvia of Judah; five sons, Ronald D. Pritchett and wife Donna Jo, Joe Pritchett and wife Lisa, Scott Pritchett and wife Donna Jean, Ed Pritchett and wife Kelli and Jon Pritchett and wife Mary all of Judah; 11 grandchildren, Camila and Nicole Pritchett, Shelby, Emily and Zane Pritchett, Mallory and Hannah Pritchett, Derek and Kayla Pritchett and Taylor and Alex Pritchett; two brothers, Charles Pritchett of Bedford and Earl Pritchett of Judah; three sisters, Grace McDonald of Bedford, Louella Meadows of Judah and Joann McCain of Florida; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jeff Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Judah Heritage Group for the Judah Park. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Richard at www.daycarter.com.
Carl J. Bratton
Dec.29, 1940 — Aug.3, 2012
Carl Joseph “Joe” Bratton, age 71, of Shoals, died peacefully at 8:50 a.m. on Friday at his home near Trinity Springs.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, in Shoals, with Brother Mike Strawn officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Springs Cemetery, with military rites accorded by the American Legion.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday at Queen-Lee and again on Monday until the hour of service. A Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Martin County, to the late Elkanah and Mabel (Girdley) Bratton.
Joe was married to Linda Blackmer on March 9, 2007, who survives. They had been together for 12 years.
He was formerly married to Dora Mae Pigate, who died in 2007.
Joe graduated from Williams High School in 1960, and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the submarine USS Trumpetfish. Following his service to his Country, he returned home and was a car salesman for Laverne Terry Ford. He later went into business for himself, and built and operated a new car dealership at the East edge of town, Joe’s Chrysler City, for several years. He then was employed at National Gypsum Company for 32 years, retiring in 2007.
He was a member of the Shoals American Legion Hanson McFee Post 61, the V.F.W., and the Shoals Eagles Lodge. Joe was also a member of White River Lodge No. 332, F&AM
He is survived by two daughters, Eloise Rene Obermiller and husband Mark and Tangela Hope Minton and companion Tim Dixon. Joe had five grandchildren, Christopher Laporga, Janelle Deck, Lindsey Laporga, Nick Minton, and Dylan Minton.
He is also survived by stepchildren Thomas and Nancie French, Tracy and Karla French, David and Debra LaBarge, Jack and Roxann LaBarge, and Angela and Dan Dunkelberg; 18 stepgrandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is one brother, Harley Bratton, of Shoals, and two sisters, Margaret Bailey, of Indianapolis, and Jane Holt, of Henryville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lucien, Frank, and John Bratton; and three sisters, Sue Rehl, Pauline Bratton, and Flossie Bratton, who died in infancy.
Nancy Jo Sheets
Oct. 5, 1950 — Aug.2, 2012
Nancy Jo (Whaley) Sheets, 61, of Bloomington, passed from this life on Thursday afternoon. She was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Waneta (Faulk) Whaley.
Nancy was born on Oct. 5, 1950, in Solsberry. She attended school at Solsberry and Eastern High School, graduating from Bloomington High School in 1968.
Nancy had worked with the Danners Department Store and General Electric.
As a child she attended Sunday School at the Union Church near her birthplace, while a current member of the McDoel Baptist Church.
Nancy is survived by her daughters, Angela Darlene Sheets-Lester, Amy Sheets and Andrea Fessel, all of Princeton, W.Va.; and son, Billy Joe Chambers of Louisiana.
Nancy will be missed and always remembered by her friends and surviving siblings, brothers, Darold (Vivian), Dude and Jim (Carol) Whaley, all of Solsberry, Bob (Alice) and Paul Whaley of Whitehall, Leroy Whaley of Smithville, and Donnie (Jeri) Whaley of Springville; her sisters, Sue (Bob) Watkins of Bloomington, Helen (Phil) Sims of Greenwood, Martha (John) Mathews of Norman, Darlene (Tony) Keller of Spencer and half sister, Ramona Peoples of Lyons; grandchildren Tyler, Abbigail, Ayden, Tabitha, Sara and Russell, who were the love of her life; 13 nieces, 14 nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephew..
She was preceded in death by both her parents; sister, Ola (Whaley) Underwood; half brother, Grover and sister-in-law, Janet Whaley.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St. Rd. 37 in Bloomington with the Rev. Dan Yeager officiating. Burial will be at Greene County Chapel Cemetery near Stanford.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday and one hour preceding the services on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice of Bloomington or to www.dreamfoundation.org.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org
Joanna L. Casada
May 1, 1926 — Aug. 3, 2012
Joanna L. Casada, 86, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. on Friday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Hopkins Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Odette Calvird
Odette (Kallas) Calvird, 84, Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Mitchell, died July 14 in California.
August 03, 2012
Roy David Budd
Aug. 14, 1933 — Aug. 1, 2012
Roy David Budd, 78, of Mitchell, passed away at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Aug. 14, 1933, in Bedford, he was the son of Harry and Echo Forest (Donica) Budd. He married Joan Martin Sept. 28, 1957.
He had been a food broker and retired from Carpenter Body Works. Roy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a former member of the Mitchell-Grissom Kiwanis Club.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Budd of Mitchell; daughters, Diane Budd and Donna Budd, both of Mitchell; sons, David Budd of Twentynine Palms, Calif., Bobby Budd, Pasadena, Md,, and Johnny Budd of Osgood; four grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; siblings, Mildred Davis of New Castle, Clifford Budd of Batesville, John Budd of Florida, Morris Budd of Greensburg and Marilyn Porter of Jeffersonville
His parents; brother, Delbert Budd; and sister, Linda Budd, preceded him in death.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Rosary service will be at 5:30 p.m.
Memorial Gifts: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Alzheimer’s Association, or Hoosier Uplands Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Loretta M. Lee
April 13, 1952 — Aug. 1, 2012
Loretta M. Lee, 60, of Springville, died at 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.
Born April 13, 1952, in Linton, she was the daughter of Charles and Hazel B. (Harper) Dishman. She married James M. Lee in 1999 and he survives.
She retired from Indiana University in 2011 as a supervisor of RPS/EO/Willkie. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges of Bedford.
She enjoyed working outside, trucking with Mike and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, James M. of Springville; three daughters, Regina Meyer and husband Roger of Martinsville, Tracy Hall and husband Scott of Cloverdale and Janeen Gardner of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Russell Flake and wife Monica of Bloomington, J.D. Lee of Arizona and Mickey Lee of California; two granddaughters, Erica Kincade and husband Byron of Stanford and Brittani Burton of Martinsville; three grandsons, Teddy Bunch of Spencer, Brenan Hall of Cloverdale and Corban Meyer of Martinsville; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Kincade; one brother, Marvin Joe Dishman and wife Karan of Springville; one sister, Bonnie Jo Eads and husband David of Bloomington; and one half sister, Linda Baker and husband Bob of Greenwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darrell Dishman.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Sherrie and Darren Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Flynn Cemetery in Greene County.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends gather at the Moose Lodge No. 689 of Bedford following the burial. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Loretta at www.daycarter.com
Richard D. Pritchett
Richard D. Pritchett, 85, of Judah, died Thursday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Franklin Daulton
Franklin Daulton, 79, of Fort Ritner, died Thursday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.
Joanna Casada
Joanna Casada, 86, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. today at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Martha Jean Bex
Martha Jean Bex, 76, of Williams, died today at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.
August 02, 2012
Morgan Dyan Hutton
May 1, 1982 — July 28, 2012
Morgan Dyan (Beaver) Hutton, 30 of Bedford, died Saturday in Bedford.
Born May 1, 1982, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of David and Cindy (Schmidt) Beaver. She married Kyle Hutton on Oct. 29, 2005, and he survives.
She was the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. She was an Executive Director for Hoosier Voices of I-69 and was a lobbyist on the Indiana State floor.
Survivors include her husband, Kyle, of Bedford; her parents, David Beaver of Indianapolis and Cindy Beaver of Brownsburg; her brother, Kyle Beaver of Indianapolis; grandparents, James and Shirley Fork of Brownsburg and Harold Schmidt of Iowa; father- and mother-in-law, Rick and Sally Hutton of Springville; two brothers-in-law, Kory and Kolby of Springville; and grandparents-in-law, Richard and Velva Hutton of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Max and Susanna Beaver and maternal grandparents, Farrell and Elizabeth Hayes.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Richard Lanham officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Ivy Tech Bloomington Foundation.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Morgan at www.daycarter.com.
Dorothy J. Mosier
March 24, 1928 — Aug. 1, 2012
Dorothy J. Mosier, 84, of Bedford, died at 1 a.m. on Wednesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Born March 24, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ora and Lula (Acton) Roberts. She married Lawrence Mosier on Dec. 7, 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1987.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Leatherwood Christian Church and Order of the Easter Star Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, Larry Mosier and wife Nancy of Bedford; one granddaughter, Heather McGlothlin and husband Russel of Portland, Tenn.; one grandson, Larry Mosier Jr. of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, Anna and Bill McGlothlin of Portland, Tenn.; and one sister, Helen Wagner of Denver, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, David and Howard Roberts.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Dorothy at www.daycarter.com.
Reese R. Mollet
Reese Renae Mollet, infant daughter of Derrick and Kala Woods Mollet of Campbellsburg, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Graveside services will be Saturday at Saltillo Cemetery.
Loretta M. Lee
Loretta M. Lee, 60, Springville, died at 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Roy D. Budd
Roy D. Budd, 78, Mitchell, died at 6:57 p.m. Wednesday at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
August 01, 2012
Laura M. Duncan
July 30, 1973 — July 28, 2012
Laura Michelle (Fain) Duncan, 38, of Mitchell, passed away at 11 p.m. on Saturday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born on July 30, 1973, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Randall and Betty (Henry) Fain.
Laura was employed at NWSC Crane as an Acquisition Management Specialist, she also was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and she was a U.S. Army Veteran, she attended Tulip Street Christian Church in Mitchell.
Survivors include her children, Jordan Randall Duncan and Joshua Daniel Duncan, both of Mitchell, along with their father, Roger Duncan of Mitchell; her parents, Randall L. and Betty Fain of Pearland, Texas; one sister, Leah Meredith Whitton and husband Pastor Cecil Whitton of Pearland, Texas; nephews, Hudson Whitton and Houston Whitton; and niece, Hinsley Whitton, all of Pearland, Texas; and maternal grandmother, Ella Henry of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Laura was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bascome and Suzanne Fain, and Hudson Henry.
Private Funeral services will be held at Cresthaven Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund for her sons at Hoosier Hills Credit Union.
Dorothy J. Mosier
March 24, 1928 — Aug. 1, 2012
Dorothy J. Mosier, 84, Bedford, died at 1 a.m. today at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the mortuary.

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