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April 30, 2012

Ruth M. Fye

July 24, 1925 — April 27, 2012

Ruth Montgomery Fye, 86, of Columbus, passed away at Millers Merry Manor in Hope, at 12 p.m. on Friday.

Ruth was born on July 24, 1925, in Seymour, the daughter of John and Mary Baldwin Montgomery, both have preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1945, in Seymour, she married Robert Louis Fye, who preceded her in death.

Ruth was a 1943 graduate of Shields High School in Seymour.

She was a homemaker raising three children in Bedford. She helped her husband Bob with many home, shop and hobby projects.

She was an active member in First Baptist churches in Bedford and Seymour.

She enjoyed living at Parkside Retirement Home and enjoyed visits, games, and walks with family members and friends. She wrote many books of family memories for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by three children: Jon (Brenda) Fye of Clarksville, Tenn., Don (Susan) Fye of Columbus and Bonnie Fye of Bedford; six grandchildren, Shawn (Michelle) Fye, of Memphis Tenn., Stacy Fye, of Hernando, Miss., Edward Fye, of Columbus, Tony (Trisha) Fye, of Seymour, James Fye, of Abilene Texas, and Rick Fye, of Columbus, three great-grandchildren, Emma and Ella Fye, of Memphis, Tenn., and Angel Fye, of Seymour; and a sister, Martha Martin, of Williamsburg, Va.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Karen Fye, and brothers David Montgomery and Paul Montgomery.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Cochran and the Rev. Larry Tingle officiating. The graveside service will be at Riverview Cemetery following the service.

Public visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday and from 1 p.m. Tuesday until the service at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Seymour through Burkholder Funeral Chapel, 419 N. Chestnut St., Seymour, IN 47274

You can light a virtual candle for Ruth at: www.burkholderfuneralchapel.com.

Neva June Luse

June 13, 1919 — April 26, 2012

Neva June Luse, 92, 601 Oolitic Road, passed on Thursday from complications after a fall.

Born on June 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Clarence and Edith (Kirkman) May. She married Alonzo (Bill) Luse on Aug. 5, 1939. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2006.

She was a 1936 graduate of Needmore High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career at the age of 19 serving schools in Ellettsville, Mitchell, Bedford, but mainly as a kindergarten teacher for North Lawrence Community Schools. After retiring in 1981 after 43 years of teaching, she became a realtor for Keach & Grove. She was a member and past president of Bedford Board of Realtors, member and past president of Bedford Altrusa, Exchange Club, and a past recipient of Bedford’s Book of Golden Deeds Award.

She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church where she was a church organist for over 60 years. Upon her retirements from the organ in 2008, she was awarded the Lifetime Service Award from the Bedford Baptist Association.

Active also in Indiana government, she was named Counsel to the Attorney General in 1987, and appointed by Gov. Evan Bayh as a member of the Indiana Commission for Women in 1995. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Ray Fry Outstanding Alumni Award from the Needmore High School Alumni Association.

Family include one son, Jon (Merrilou) Luse of Scottsburg; two daughters, Jill (Bob) Orender of Bedford, and Jaynee (George) Simmerman of Oolitic. She also had 10 grandchildren, Sally James, Chris Luse, Sarah (Drew) Holt, Geoff (Missy) Orender, Polly (Chris) Hamilton, Tim (Jonetta) Orender, Dr. Courtney (Michael) Miskuf, Cyle (Tara) Luse, Tristan (Adrea) Simmerman, and Britt Simmerman; 23 great-grandchildren, Joshua James, Jonathan James, Nicholas Luse, Cameron Luse, Gabrielle Holt, Mason Holt, Clayton Orender, Megan Orender, Victoria Orender, Mitchell Hamilton, Macee Hamilton, Joby Turner, Jesse Turner, Jalen Turner, Alex Blackwell, Xachary Blackwell, Kendyll Blackwell, Fletcher Miskuf, Aaron Miskuf, Lily Luse, Haylen Luse, Jacob Simmerman and Jacey Simmerman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; one daughter, Jolene Luse; and one brother, Clovis May.

Service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Community Foundation/Scholarships.

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

Rosemary Trowbridge

Dec. 9, 1926 — April 29, 2012

Rosemary Trowbridge, 85, Mitchell, passed away at 3:57 a.m. on Sunday at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Dec. 9, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Roy and Louise (Merry) Hopper.

Rosemary retired from RCA with 25 years of service.

Surviving are one daughter, Judy Pittman of Mitchell; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kay Tanksley of Mitchell.

Her parents; daughter, Rita Terrell; and sisters, Elsie Dorsett, Colleen Pridemore, and Betty Edwards, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mitchell Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

Judith S. Brummett

Feb. 20, 1946 — April 29, 2012

Judith S. Brummett, 66, 599 N. Sandstone Road, Williams, died at 12:02 a.m. on Sunday in Bedford.

Born Feb. 20, 1946, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David and Margaret (Moore) Nikirk. She married David Brummett on April 5, 1967, and he survives.

She was a newspaper carrier for the Times-Mail for 28 years.

Survivors include her husband, David of Williams; three daughters, Nancy Hedges and husband Maurice of Bicknell, Brenda Flynn of Bedford and Rachael Cornett and husband Randy of Williams; one son, Corey Brummett and wife Kris of Williams; eight grandchildren, Nathanael Flynn, Chelsea Flynn, Nick Brummett, Johnathan Brummett, Mandy Brummet, David Brummett, Dusty Burmmett and Derek Brummett; three sisters, Jean Cobb and husband Claude of Mooresville, Patty Johnson and husband Chuck of Oolitic and Carolyn Nikirk of Bedford; four brothers, Ronnie Nikirk and wife Susie of Oolitic, Russell Nikirk, Reggie Nikirk and wife Rebecca, Randy Nikirk and wife Trena, all of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three sons, George, David and Chester Brummett.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Byers-Kilgore Cemetery in Odon, with Pastor Martin Jones officiating. Burial will follow.

No calling hours are scheduled.

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

Ronnie Fleetwood

Ronnie Fleetwood, 59, Indianapolis, formerly of Bedford, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Mary Ferne Neeson

Mary Ferne Neeson, 85, Bedford, died at 10:55 a.m. on Friday at the home of her daughter, Marsha Mathews.  Arrangements are pending

April 29, 2012

Bettie L. Turner

June 25, 1926 — April 27, 2012

Bettie L. Turner, 85, of Bedford, died at 11:45 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Mitchell Manor.

Born June 25, 1926, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of James Leonard and Stella (Flynn) Martin. She married Ervin D. Turner on July 5, 1941, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 1993. She had worked as a medical assistant at Sunny Acres Rest Home and retired as a Nurses Aide from Dunn Memorial Hospital after 18 years. After her retirement she worked as a private duty caregiver. She attended Free Methodist Church and also Rivers Edge Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Turner and his wife Norma of Mitchell, and Dennis Turner of Knoxville, TN; six grandchildren, Sandra Clark and her husband Paul of Terre Haute, IN, Judy Turner and her companion Daniel Pinto of Bedford, Terri Scott and her husband Brian of Mitchell, Zachary Turner and his wife Roseanna of Oolitic, Josh Turner of Knoxville, TN, and Tina Reynolds and her husband Chris of Vancouver, WA; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three sisters, Pauline Jerrells, Dorothy Wright and Juanita Johnson; and three brothers, James Martin, Howard Cassidy and Lloyd Cassidy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Phil Thorne officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Rivers Edge Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bettie at www.daycarter.com.

Howard L. 'Skip' Skillman

July 21, 1940 — April 26, 2012

Howard Leon “Skip” Skillman, 71, of Perkins, Okla., went to be with his savior on Thursday, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Stillwater and will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Perkins Church of The Firstborn. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. today.

Skip Skillman was born on July 21, 1940, in Elwood, to Kenneth and Ruth (McPhearson) Skillman. He grew up and attended schools in Elwood, graduating from Fayetteville High School. Skip was known at Fayettville as the “Mighty Mite of the Hardwood” for his incredible athletic abilities.

Playing for The Los Angeles Dodgers tempted Skip, but he chose instead to attend Taylor University on a baseball scholarship. After leaving Taylor, he joined the United States Air Force and attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base before being stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, serving for four years as an administrative technician.

Following his honorable discharge from the USAF, Skip went to work for Arvin Industries in Columbus. He also re-enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve.

In 1957, Skip was baptized into the faith at the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in Elwood. In 1967, Skip relocated to Agra, Okla., and took a job working as an IBM systems analyst for First National Bank in Stillwater. In 1970, he accepted a position as a systems analyst at Oklahoma State University, a job he would enjoy for more than 30 years. In 1977, Skip married his best friend and the love of his life, Elaine Parker, and they made their home in Perkins, Okla.

In the mid 1990s, Skip retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Sgt. First Class. In 2002, after 32 years of service, Skip retired from OSU.

Skip was a kind and generous man who enjoyed making other people laugh. He was unselfish and always put other’s needs before his own. He was intelligent and was routinely called upon to figure the taxes of his friends and neighbors. He enjoyed playing softball and competed until he turned 40, at which point he took up a new found passion, golf.

On Monday mornings, Skip could always be found drinking coffee and playing a round of golf at Cimarron Trails with the same group of guys. Every year for nearly 30 years Skip played the role of Commissioner (“The Commish”) for The Kentucky Classic, an annual family golf tradition at Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg, Ky. More than anything, Skip enjoyed spending time with his family. He particularly loved to hang out with his grandchildren and could always be found on the sidelines cheering them on at their athletic events.

Skip was a loyal husband, loving father, devoted grandfather, beloved brother, and trusted friend. His legacy of love will live on through the lives of his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for the faith and courage he displayed throughout his battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and he will be deeply missed by all those fortunate enough to have called him a friend.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Skillman; four children, Tina Burtrum and husband Clay, of Stillwater, Ken Skillman and wife Tonya, of Stillwater, Stacie Smith and husband Mark, of Frisco, Texas, and Heather White and husband Mark, of Dallas, Texas; six siblings, Terry Skillman and wife Susie, Steve Skillman and wife Becky, Theresa Rhoden and husband Kenny, Bob Skillman and wife Linda, Stan Skillman and wife Jill, and Rita Bullock and husband Mark; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and eight grandchildren, Brian and Adeline Skillman, Riley Smith, Westyn and Maddie White, Karly, Kinzie and Avery Burtrum.

Skip was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Brian Skillman; and a brother, Jeffrey Wayne Skillman.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Skip’s honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Oklahoma.

Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.pmcfh.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pmcfh.

Shirley A. Radcliff

Shirley A. Radcliff, 75, of Mitchell, died Saturday. Arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services in Mitchell.

April 28, 2012

Neva June Luse

June 13, 1919 — April 26, 2012

Neva June Luse, 92, 601 Oolitic Road, passed on Thursday from complications after a fall.

Born on June 13, 1919, she was the daughter of Clarence and Edith (Kirkman) May. She married Alonzo (Bill) Luse on Aug. 5, 1939. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 2006.

She was a 1936 graduate of Needmore High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Elementary Education and an MS in Early Childhood Education. She began her teaching career at the age of 19 serving schools in Ellettsville, Mitchell, Bedford, but mainly as a kindergarten teacher for North Lawrence Community Schools. After retiring in 1981 after 43 years of teaching, she became a realtor for Keach & Grove. She was a member and past president of Bedford Board of Realtors, member and past president of Bedford Altrusa, Exchange Club, and a past recipient of Bedford’s Book of Golden Deeds Award.

She was a member of Avoca Baptist Church where she was a church organist for over 60 years. Upon her retirements from the organ in 2008, she was awarded the Lifetime Service Award from the Bedford Baptist Association.

Active also in Indiana government, she was named Counsel to the Attorney General in 1987, and appointed by Gov. Evan Bayh as a member of the Indiana Commission for Women in 1995. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Ray Fry Outstanding Alumni Award from the Needmore High School Alumni Association.

Family include one son, Jon (Merrilou) Luse of Scottsburg; two daughters, Jill (Bob) Orender of Bedford, and Jaynee (George) Simmerman of Oolitic. She also had ten grandchildren, Sally James, Chris Luse, Sarah (Drew) Holt, Geoff (Missy) Orender, Polly (Chris) Hamilton, Tim (Jonetta) Orender, Dr. Courtney (Michael) Miskuf, Cyle (Tara) Luse, Tristan (Adrea) Simmerman, and Britt Simmerman; 23 great-grandchildren, Joshua James, Jonathan James, Nicholas Luse, Cameron Luse, Gabrielle Holt, Mason Holt, Clayton Orender, Megan Orender, Victoria Orender, Mitchell Hamilton, Macee Hamilton, Joby Turner, Jesse Turner, Jalen Turner, Alex Blackwell, Xachary Blackwell, Kendyll Blackwell, Fletcher Miskuf, Aaron Miskuf, Lily Luse, Haylen Luse, Jacob Simmerman, and Jacey Simmerman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; one daughter, Jolene Luse; and one brother, Clovis May.

Service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Community Foundation/Scholarships.

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

Frances Tolbert

June 13, 1934 — April 27, 2012

Frances Tolbert, 77, passed away at 7:53 a.m. Friday, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born June 13, 1934, in Chevrolet, Ky., she was the daughter of Nathaniel and Sallie (Scott) Ely. She married Willis E. Tolbert March 3, 1956, and he preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2003.

She was previously employed at RCA and was a member of the Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Surviving are daughters, Kathy M. (Dwight) Dunbar and Beth A. (Cary) Doub, both of Mitchell; grandchildren, Amanda L. Dunbar (Chris) Blais, Joshua D. Dunbar, Christopher L. Doub, and Nicholas C. (Lindsay) Doub; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Jaida, and Jaxyn Blais; sisters, Wanda McFarland of Cincinnati, Pauline Ely of Dryden, Va., and Ricki Music of Tennessee; brothers, Sam Ely, Homer Ely, and Nathaniel Ely, all of Mitchell, and Arnold Ely of Pennington Gap, Va.; special friend, Edward Kenneth Clark.

Her parents; husband; sisters, Dorothy Zeeks and Alline Spears, Barbara Ely, and Judith Ely; and brothers, James, Tom, Britt, Tony, Dewey, and David Ely preceded her in death.

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

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

Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Senior Citizens Center

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

Mary Ferne Neeson

Mary Ferne Neeson, 85, Bedford, died at 10:55 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Marsha Mathews. Arrangements are pending.

April 27, 2012

Mary E. Leahy

Nov. 25, 1919 — April 26, 2012

Mary E. Leahy, 92, of Bedford, died at 5:36 a.m. on Thursday at her residence.

Born Nov. 25, 1919, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Lang and Grace (Inman) Hodges. She married Robert M. Leahy on Aug. 7, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1990.

She was a homemaker and member of the Avoca Baptist Church where she was involved in the music program for over 50 years.

Survivors include two sons, James Leahy of Columbus and Jack Leahy and wife Gwen of Bedford; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Fred, Ora, Wayne, Opal and Clyde Hodges; one son, George Leahy; and a daughter (in infancy).

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Avoca Baptist Church with Pastor Kyle Witmer officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Becky’s Place.

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

April 26, 2012

Johanne Murphy

Oct. 19, 1929 — April 24, 2012

Johanne W. Murphy, 82, of Bedford, died at 6:24 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence.

Born Oct. 19, 1929, in Catlin, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward M. and Esther (Nesbitt) Wheeler.

She married Paul J. Murphy on Feb. 3, 1951, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and registered nurse, having worked at Lakeview Hospital in Danville, Ill.

She was a graduate of Danville, Ill. High School, Class of 1947; and a graduate of Lakeview School of Nursing, Danville, Ill.

She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, where she was very active in parish and school activities; Tri Kappa Sorority; American Red Cross volunteer, including being a member of the Indiana State Council; she received the Paragon Award for Indiana Red Cross Volunteer of the Year; charter member Bedford Swim Club; was on Bedford City Council for 11 years; board member of Limestone Girls’ Club; BHS and BNL Booster Clubs; Grubbies Bridge Club and other bridge clubs; board member of Louisville Regional Blood Center (Red Cross); charter member of Bedford Recreation Foundation; and she was a 2007 recipient of the Walk with Excellence Award (Women of Excellence).

Surviving are her husband, Paul J. Murphy of Bedford; six sons, Michael (Linda) Murphy, Evansville; Kevin (Michelle) Murphy, Bedford; Thomas (Margaret) Murphy, Danville; Richard (Lisa) Murphy, Bloomington; Daniel (Moriah) Murphy, Tallahassee, Fla.; Tim (Velvet) Murphy, Bedford; two daughters, Karen (Alan) Chase, Bedford; Susan (Dan) Moster, Fort Wayne; 19 grandchildren, Miranda Stull, Alex and Olivia Roll, Kyle (Holly) Murphy, Meghan (Ian) Edington, Lori (Ryan) Wronowicz-Frasher, Matthew Wronowicz, Daniel, Mark and Emily Murphy, Mallory and Elliot Murphy, Charley and Michael Murphy, Josh, Ivy and Sarah Murphy, Katelyn and Anna Moster; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Murphy; and special sister, Audrey Thorlton, Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James Wheeler.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club, Limestone Girls Club or American Red Cross.

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

Ida Flo Compton

April 6, 1918 — April 23, 2012

Ida Flo Compton, 94, of Bedford, died at 12:40 a.m. on Monday at Ellenton Hospice House, Ellenton, Fla.

Born April 6, 1918, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bell (Merry) King.

She married Lester Compton on Oct. 23, 1935; and he preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2012.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. She taught Bible classes for 30 years; was a 4-H leader for five years in Lawrence County; sang in church choirs for 30 years; was a member of the Lawrence County Art Association; and a member of the Lawrence County Blind Association.

Surviving are her daughter, Jeanette (Jerry) Smith, of Palmetto, Fla.; one granddaughter, Angela Tyquiengco of Florida; and two great-grandchildren, Brooke and Brendon Tyquiengco of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Esco King, Otha King, Pricey King and Kersey King; five sisters, Druzella Stevens, Lois Miller, Roxie Miller, Iva Daniels and Trula Chase.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Englewood Baptist Church, with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will be at Port William Cemetery in Williams.

Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Gerald ‘Jake’ Henderson

July 11, 1931 — April 25, 2012

Gerald “Jake” Henderson, 80, of Orleans, died Wednesday at his home.

He was born July 11, 1931, in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. He was the son of Harley D. and Vera Alice Humphreys Henderson. He was married to Rachel A. Chastain on July 11, 1951, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 28, 1994. He married Velma Harris on Jan. 17, 2004, and she survives.

He retired in 1976 from the former Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell.

He was a member of the Orleans Nazarene Church.

Along with his wife, Velma, he is survived by sons, Johnny Henderson and wife Kate of Paoli, Ron Henderson of State College, Pa., Tim Ball and wife Cindy of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Thomas Ball and wife Patricia of Salem, and Brett Pittman and wife Jamie of Springville; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel; his parents; and three brothers, David Douglas Henderson, Edward Henderson and Robert Henderson.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Orleans Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans.

Friends and family are welcome to visitation from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

The family requests memorials to the Building Fund of the Orleans Church of the Nazarene.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ochstetrick.net.

Mary E. Leahy

Mary E. Leahy, 92, of Bedford died at 5:36 a.m. today at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Memorial Service

Rick McCormick

Graveside service for Rick McCormick will be at noon Friday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

April 25, 2012

Vivian Cuddy

Jan. 19, 1928 — April 23, 2012

Vivian Cuddy, 84, of Bloomington, died at 5:35 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital following a brief illness.

Born Jan. 19, 1928, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Polk) Pace. She attended Stalker Elementary School and graduated from Bedford High School.

She married Charles Hague and he preceded her in death. She married James Cuddy on Sept. 29, 1978, and he survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, James of Bloomington; two daughters, Connie Gorgas and husband Marty and Janna Roman and husband Pedro; a son, Mike Cuddy and wife Jan; six grandchildren, Jeremy and Joshua Smith, Jana and Matt McGee, David Cuddy and Natalie Lang; nine great-grandchildren, Cooper, Lilly, Payton, Ava and Thatcher Smith, J.J. and Steven Green and Parker and Lillian Cuddy; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband; her parents; four sisters, Virginia McFarland, Hazel Gould, June Hert and one in infancy; and one brother, Virgil (Bud) Pace.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Joann Kluender officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Wanda Rose Reuter

Nov. 19, 1930 — April 24, 2012

Wanda Rose Reuter, 81, of Springville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bliss House in Bedford.

Born Nov. 19, 1930, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Earl and Mellie (Henderson) Anderson. She married Romar Reuter on Aug. 5, 1946, and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2010.

She was an assembly worker at Visteon and of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include a son, Kenny Reuter of Bedford; three daughters, Patty Watkins and husband Stan, Judy Hudson and husband Kenny and Darlene Arnold all of Springville; grandchildren, Keith Denney, Brent Denney and wife Samantha, Kathy England, Scott Martindale and wife Kelly, Misti Beck and husband Jim, Brandyn Arnold, Devyn Arnold and Lexi Reuter; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester Anderson of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother; and five sisters.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Alan Phillips and Brother Bobby Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West 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 Wanda at www.daycarter.com.

Johanne W. Murphy

Johanne W. Murphy, 82, of Bedford, died at 6:24 p.m. on Tuesday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 24, 2012

Vivian Cuddy

Vivian Cuddy, 84, died at 5:35 p.m. on Monday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are currently pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 23, 2012

Robert E. Cranfield

April 5, 1946 — April 21, 2012

Robert Eugene Cranfield, 66, of Bedford, died at 6:15 p.m .on Saturday at Indiana University Bloomington Hospital Hospice House.

Born April 5, 1946, in Madison County, he was the son of Kenneth and Thelma (Carver) Cranfield. Robert married Loretta Beaver on June 27, 1986, and she survives.

He retired in 2004 from Visteon.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army and attended the Donica Church of God.

Survivors include his wife Loretta of Bedford; two sons, Michael S. Cranfield and wife Donna of Paoli, and Jeremy R. Cranfield and wife Amy of West Baden; two daughters, Vickie R. Dalton of Bedford, and Lelah Dian Donica and husband Michael of Bedford; 11 grandchildren, Trey, Tess, Rodney, Kayla M. and Bethany Cranfield, Christopher, Ryan and Cody Dalton, Aaron, Riley and Clint Donica; one sister, Sue Powell and husband Richard of Indianapolis; and a nephew and several nieces.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry and Donnie Cranfield; and one sister, Marilyn Cranfield.

Funeral services will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Kendall Hendrickson officiating and military rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post No.33. Burial will be at a later date in the Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

William J. Powell

Aug. 9, 1952 — April 20, 2012

William J. “Bill” Powell, 59, of Leesville, died at 9:30 p.m. on Friday at his residence.

Born Aug. 9, 1952, in Columbus, he was the son of Leonard and Marilyn (White) Powell.

He was originally from Seymour then moved to Leesville.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Leesville.

He retired from the Indiana State Highway Department after many years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Cindy Powell of Leesville; three sons, Brian Powell of Medora, Billy Powell of Evansville and Mark Nicholson of Bedford; three daughters, Alison Burton of Florida, Beth Mathews of Bedford and Michelle Jacks of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beth Ferguson; and one grandson, Jacob Powell.

Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Leesville Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Neuman officiating.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Leesville Cemetery Association.

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

Ida Flo Compton

Ida Flo Compton, previously of Bedford, died early today in Florida.

Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

April 20, 2012

Doris M. Huff-Cheek

Feb. 16, 1920 — Feb. 24, 2012

Doris M. Huff-Cheek, 92, was born on Feb. 16, 1920, to Della and Julius Huff, in Bedford. She just celebrated her 92nd birthday. She had Alzheimer’s the last five years and lived in Hawaii and Florida where she died in a nursing home in St. Cloud, Fla.

Doris was raised in Lawrence County and graduated from Shawswick High School, as were her brothers, Clarence Huff of Ohio, Bob Huff of Tennessee, Burl Huff of Bedford, and Ernest Huff of Florida, who are deceased. Tom Huff of Michigan and Florida is her only living brother. She had two sisters, Gilberta Lutz of Martinsville and Florida and Iola Millican of Wabash, who are deceased. She has 14 nieces and nephews.

Doris married Roy M. Cheek on July 1, 1939. They had three children Sondra K. Cheek-Brelsford-Moore (Nathaniel) of Beloit, Wis., Judith Ann Cheek-Murphy-Williams (Ted) of Johnston City, Ill.; and Robert E. (Pam) Cheek of Plainfield. Grandchildren are Matt Brelsford, (died at 7 months), Michael S.R. Brelsford, LeAnn Murphy-Brentley (deceased), Charles L. Murphy, Colleen K. Brelsford-Dawson, Jason B. (Olia) Cheek, Eric (Kristi) Cheek, Edward R.R. Brelsford, Mark A.J. Brelsford, ShoShanna N. Brelsford-Vitullo (Phillip), and Scarlet-Ann G. Brelsford-Hessian. Great-grandchildren are Diedre K. Brelsford, David S.R. Brelsford (Amanda), Shane A. Dawson, Brittany K. Dawson, Stephanie E. Dawson, Lindsey M. Dawson, Zachary A. Dawson, Kelsey A. Brelsford, Jessica R. Murphy, Charles L. Murphy, and Kinsey S. Hessian. Great-great-grandchildren are Alyssa, Taryn, Riley, Olivia K., Landen, and Adain. As well as a large extended family in the Bedford area.

She helped with Girl Scouts and 4-H groups in Lawrence County for 10 years.

She and her sister faithfully attended the Shawswick High School Alumni Banquets, even after she moved to Florida.  They are surely missed.

April 19, 2012

Magdalene New

June 20, 1927 — April 18, 2012

Magdalene New, 84, of Bedford, died at 1:58 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

Born June 20, 1927, in Flossie, Ky., she was the daughter of Harley Virgle and Myra (Staley) New. She married Noble New on June 14, 1961, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2006.

She was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, William J. Silvers and wife Mamie of Bedford and L.B. Silvers and wife Thelma of Orleans; a stepson, Phillip New and wife Linda of Bedford; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Silvers of Ft. Wayne; sisters, Mary Smoot of Oolitic, Pauline Hammond of Ohio, and Duetta Merritt, Betty Prather and Kathy Morrow, all of Kentucky; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Noble; two sons, Jerry Silvers and Don Silvers; two brothers, Ray and Ronnie New; and two sisters, Hazel Branscum and Ruby Jean Cassada.

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 Magdalene at www.daycarter.com.

Marlyn W. Egger

Oct. 11, 1943 — April 17, 2012

Marlyn Walter Egger, 68, of Norman, died at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospice House.

Born Oct. 11, 1943, in Kenmare, N.D., he was the son of Walter and Eleanor (Eklund) Egger. He married Bonnie Jensen on June 13, 1964, and she survives.

He was a horse trainer and a member of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) for 44 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Norman; three sons, Micheal Egger and wife Ronette of Danville, Daniel Egger and wife Linda of Columbus, Neb. and Ryan Egger and wife Tracie of Delphi; five grandchildren, Adam, Nathan, Caylie, Torie and Lane; and two sisters, Darlene Haley and Shirley Christensen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amanda; and one sister, Ivadelle Klein.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jason Forby officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the service on Monday.

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

Memorial service

Lori Teague Pruett

A memorial service for Lori Teague Pruett, who was killed in a traffic accident April 5 in South Carolina, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Dive Christian Church. Friends are welcome to visit between 2 and 5 p.m.

April 18, 2012

William H. Brown

Nov. 25, 1923 — April 16, 2012

William H. Brown Jr., 88, of Mitchell, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born Nov. 25, 1923, in Bedford, he was the son of William H. and Kate (Stevens) Brown.

He married Dorothy Mae Faubion on Dec. 15, 1943; and she preceded him in death on Dec. 21, 1999.

He was a construction worker and a hod carrier. He was a member of Wesley Chapel Church, and a member of the International Laborers Union 741 for 55 years. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in World War II.

Surviving are his daughter, Donna Lee Flick of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Viola Brown of Mitchell; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sons, James Brown and William Robert Brown; one brother; two sisters; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Livingston.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Meunier officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, with Military Rites conducted by the American Legion Gillen Post 33.

Friends may call from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

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

Leona L. Lish

May 28, 1924 — April 16, 2012

Leona Lee “Bette” Lish, 88, of Bedford, a former resident of Indianapolis, died at 4:50 a.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 28, 1924, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Mildred Blickenstaff. She happily married Glenville A. Lish and he preceded her in death.

Bette was employed at Indiana National Bank as a bank teller, she was a member of Fairfax Christian Church in Indianapolis.

Bette grew up on the east side of Indianapolis, she loved to garden, was a great cook, and was very active in her church. She enjoyed life to the fullest.

Surviving family members are three sons, Gary Lish of Indianapolis, Larry Lish and wife Phyllis of Indianapolis, and Jerry Lish and wife Mary of Bedford; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Blickenstaff of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a son, Paul.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Conkle Funeral Home in Speedway. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Fairfax Christian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be shared at www.conklefuneralhome.com.

Roland E. Arnold

Feb. 21, 1924 — March 16, 2012

Roland E. “Bud” Arnold, 88, passed away March 16 in Salem.

He was born Feb. 21, 1924 in Lawrence County, the son of Everett and Bernice Arnold. He married Alice M. Spinks on Feb. 10, 1945 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2010.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942-1945.

He is survived by a son Larry and wife Carole of Nokomis, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and a son, Michael.

Full military graveside rites were March 20 and burial followed at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Alice M. Arnold

May 12, 1927 — Dec. 13, 2010

Alice M. Arnold, 83, passed away Dec. 13, 2010, in Scottsburg.

She was born May 12, 1927, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Elmer and Amanda Spinks. She married Roland E. “Bud” Arnold and he survived her.

Survivors include one son, Larry and wife Carole of Nokomis, Fla.; and sisters, Goldie Little of Kentucky and Maude Emery of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael; four brothers and four sisters.

Graveside rites were Dec. 16, 2010, with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Samuel Halstead

Samuel Halstead, 44, Bedford, died at about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday at his residence. There will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation was chosen. Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial service

Charles B. Byers

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Byers Cemetery in Popcorn for Charles B. Byers, who died on July 29, 2011, in Arizona. Kenneth Adams will officiate and Day & Carter Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.

April 17, 2012

Roy ‘Tunney’ Allen

Dec. 10, 1925 — April 16, 2012

Roy “Tunney” Allen, 86, of Bedford, died at 12:27 a.m. on Monday at Westview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation following a one-month illness.

Born Dec. 10, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Doyle and Ella (Pritchett) LuAllen. He married Maxine Phipps and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2000.

He was a disabled U.S. Navy veteran and attended the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include children, Beth Snead and husband Harold of Bedford, Steve Allen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cynthia Palmer of Indianapolis and Kerry Allen and wife Mona of Hillsboro, Ohio; brothers, Richard and Herbert Allen; grandchildren, Marcus Allen, Lucas Allen, Bradley Palmer, Wade Allen and Chad Allen; great- grandchildren, Wolfe, Judah, Willa, Sean, Malachi and Silas Allen; and a special family friend, Doug Bachman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers, Harold (Jack) Allen, Ralph LuAllen and Armel Allen; and a sister, Dorothy Faubion.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Hillcrest Christian Church with Brother Kerry Allen, Mark Fugate, and Marcus, Lucas, Wade and Chad Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bedford where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post No. 33 American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from noon until the service on Thursday at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Person to Person Ministries, P.O. Box 39, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

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

Ruth Jolley Moore

Oct. 31, 1916 — April 16, 2012

Ruth Jolley Moore, 95, passed away at 9:05 a.m. Monday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born Oct. 31, 1916, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Murl (Miller) Jolley. She married Thad Moore Nov. 19, 1940, and he preceded her in death Aug. 7, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Mitchell High School in 1935.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Thad (Jackie) Moore, Bedford; a daughter, Maryanne Williams, Fishers; grandchildren, Nick Williams of Fishers, Jason Moore of Bedford and Erin Blosser of Noblesville, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; and sister, Agatha Chastain, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Roger Davis officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Danny Moore, Jason Moore, Nick Williams and Mark Blosser.

Psalm 17:15: But as for me, my contentment is not in wealth, but in seeing You and knowing all is well between us. And when I awake in Heaven, I will be fully satisfied for I will see You face to face.

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

William H. Brown

William H. Brown, Jr., 88, of Bedford, died Monday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

April 16, 2012

Bill Noah Raines

Aug. 25, 1942 — April 15, 2012

Bill Noah Raines, 69, of Bedford, died Sunday at his residence.

Born Aug. 25, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry and Reba (Baker) Raines. He married Melody Patten on July 14, 1962, and she preceded him in death on July 4, 2011.

He was employed at General Motors for 44 years and was the Pastor at the House of Prayer Church for 28 years.

He enjoyed singing in the bluegrass band, Leatherwood Valley.

Survivors include three sons, Tim Raines and wife Melinda, Steve Raines and wife Kim and Billy Raines, all of Bedford; two daughters, Denise Stephens and husband Morris and Sharon King all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Brandon Hartman, Jessica Potter and husband Mike, Brandi Raines, Whitney Raines, Emilee Raines, Madeleine King and Lilliana King; two great-grandchildren, Dakota and Micah Potter; three brothers, Charles Raines and wife Sue, Harold Raines and wife Joni, and Wendell Raines; and six sisters, Martha Bolton, Lorena New and husband Daniel, Geraldine Dunn and husband Jack, Betty McGill, Elizabeth Craig and Loretta Sue Murphy. all of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Donald Raines and a sister, Margaret Raines.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Max Abel and John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in the House of Prayer Cemetery in Fayetteville.

Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Cole Winnfield, Katie Butterfield or Ally Pemberton to assist with medical expenses.

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

Roy Allen

Roy Allen, 86, of Bedford, died at 12:27 a.m. today at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 14, 2012

Marjorie R. Bledsoe

Jan. 4, 1920 — April 12, 2012

Marjorie Rosetta (Wininger) Bledsoe, 92, of Bedford, a former resident of Indianapolis, died at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday at the Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Jan. 4, 1920, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Lannie B. and Opal (Spore) Wininger. She married Thomas Bledsoe on Dec. 12, 1941, and he proceeded her in death in 1980.

Marge grew up in West Baden Springs (Russellville) and always enjoyed going to her West Baden alumni banquets. She loved to travel with the Mary Rigg Senior Center (Indianapolis), to Hawaii, and many trips to Branson, Mo. Dancing, card playing, and bingo were some of her favorite things to do, she was also a member of Women of the Moose, Chapter 518 (Speedway). Margie enjoyed life to the fullest.

Marge was employed at RCA, S&H Green Stamp Store, and G.C. Murphy, she was a member of the River Avenue and Belmont Baptist Churches, in Indianapolis.

She was the oldest of five children, brother, Dexter; and sisters, Mary Lee “Skete,” Tressa, and Nona, all whom proceeded her in death.

Surviving family members are three daughters, Bonnie (Rick) Bugh, of Concord Ga., Darlene Ross of Bedford and Bev (Bob) Carpenter of Sammamish Wash.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, in French Lick.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Ames Chapel Cemetery, in Paoli.

Frank D. Hill

Feb. 12, 1919 — April 13, 2012

Frank D. Hill, 93, Medora, died at 3 a.m. Friday at his residence.

He was born Feb. 12, 1919, in Jackson County, to the late Styles Hill and Fannie Gillen Hill. He married Evelyn Bereniece Boss, and she preceded him in death in 1997.

Mr. Hill was a charter member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Leesville. He graduated from Medora High School in 1937 and was a farmer. He served on the State Bank of Medora board for 44 years and was then appointed board member emeritus. He also served on the Jackson County School Reorganization Committee and as chairman of Hill Farms, Inc.

Survivors include four sons, Larry (Virginia) Hill of Shelbyville, and John W. (Betty) Hill, Michael Hill, and Mark (Martha) Hill, all of Medora; two daughters, Shirley Riehn of Missouri and Carol (Darrell) Wheeler of Seymour; 10 grandchildren, David M. Hill, Shelley Hill, Timothy Hill, Paul Hill, Kenneth Hill, Alicia Ariens, Bryon Wheeler, Bethany Daily, Amanda Herzner, and Evan D. Hill; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, John I. Hill of Bedford; and caregiver, Gayle Williams.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Hill; and a sister, Cynthia Boss.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Hague Funeral Home in Medora, with Pastors Jack Belk and Paul Neuman officiating. Burial will be in Leesville Cemetery, Lawrence County.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the service at Hague Funeral Home, Medora.

Memorials may be made to Schneck Medical Center Hospice Foundation or donor’s choice.

Rick L. McCormick

Jan. 3, 1962 — April 12, 2012

Rick Lee McCormick, 50, Bedford, passed away at 4:55 p.m. on Thursday at his residence.

Born Jan. 3, 1962, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Willard “Mickey” and Margaret A. (Smith) McCormick. He married Tamara Gardner April 1, 2006. He was formerly married to Sheila McCormick of Fayetteville.

He was a U. S. Army veteran, assigned to the Bridge Mission in Africa, served in Germany, and was a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.

Rick was a past president and assistant regional director of ABATE and a very passionate motorcycle rider. He also followed his father’s footsteps and was owner and driver of stock race cars, and was a truck driver for over 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Tamara McCormick of Bedford; his children, Michael McCormick of Fayetteville and Camden Spinks of Bedford; siblings, Scott (Linda) McCormick of Seymour, Jeff (Debra) McCormick of Edinburgh, Melissa (Don) Meyer of Sellersburg, Amy Gorbett of Seymour, C.W. (Jacquelyn) McCormick of West Virginia, Mike (Kimbra) McCormick of Kansas, Randy (Jaquelyn) McCormick, Kansas, and Patti (Alvin) Aska of Los Angeles, Calif.; uncle, Bud (Linda) Smith of Bedford; and aunt, Marlene (Phillip) Tincher of Mitchell.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Frank Ira and Bud Smith officiating. Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date 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 2 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

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

April 13, 2012

John E. Turner

Oct. 15, 1927 — April 12, 2012

The Rev. John Edward Turner, 84, of Springville, died at 4:20 a.m. on Thursday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born Oct. 15, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Oscar and Martha (Benge) Turner. He married Sharon Bundy on Nov. 5, 1955, and she survives.

He retired from Indiana Limestone Co. in 1989 after 43 years of service. He was a retired minister having served 10 years at New Union Christian Church, seven years at Guthrie Christian Church and 33 years at Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Gosport. He was a member of the New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Sharon; two daughters, Jenny (Dan) Scott of Bedford and Beth (Steve) DuMond of Williams; five grandchildren, Danny (Mandy) Perry of Owensburg, Jon Perry of Bedford, Leah Perry of Muncie, and Leslie Jackson and Jason Cooper, both of Williams; a granddaughter-in-law, Alecia Perry of Bedford; nine great-grandchildren, Kody, Gabrielle, Jesse, Abigail, Ryan, Brianna, Savannah, Brayden and Levi; one sister, Sharon Waggoner of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Kenneth and Dovye Bundy; brothers, Bernard and Raymond Turner, and Kenneth and Henry (in infancy); sisters, Bernice Baker and Mavis and Mildred (in infancy); two great-grandsons, Benjamin and Frederick Perry; and a son-in-law, John Jackson.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Aaron Levering and Don Cooter officiating. Burial will follow in the New Union Cemetery.

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

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

Rickey McCormack

Rickey Lee McCormack, 50, died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Marjorie Bledsoe

Marjorie Bledsoe, 92, Bedford, formerly of West Baden Springs, died Thursday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick.

April 12, 2012

John Turner

John Turner, 84, Springville, died at 4:20 a.m. today at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 11, 2012

Nora M. Jenkins

July 27, 1922 — April 9, 2012

Nora M. Jenkins, 89, of Bedford, died at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa.

Born July 27, 1922, in Monroe County, she was the daughter of W. Fred and Gladys (Swango) Wilson. She married Art Jenkins on Feb. 21, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 5, 1992.

She retired as a clerk for the F. W. Woolworth Store where she was in charge of the pet department for many years. She later worked for Ed’s Ghost Town.

Her husband, Art was well known for his show horses and he and Nora were active in shows and parades. Many of their costumes were made by Nora.

She was a member of the Englewood Baptist Church and A.A.R.P. where she had been a former president for over 12 years. Nora was an animal lover and was one of the original founders of the White River Humane Society.

Survivors include one son, Marvin Jenkins of Underwood; and one grandson, Jeff Jenkins of Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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

Jo Ann Sipes

May 7, 1930 — April 10, 2012

Jo Ann Sipes, 81, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born May 7, 1930 in Kyrock, Ky., she was the daughter of Dabner and Christine (Kinser) Cook. She married R. Basil Sipes; and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1974.

She was employed at Westinghouse Electric for several years.

She was of the Protestant Faith, and also was an Eastern Star.

Surviving are her son, Mike (Marlene) Sipes of Bedford; two grandsons, Scott (Kristin) Sipes of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Jeremy Sipes of Bedford; one granddaughter, Amber (Sean) Cleary of New York City, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dabner (Treva) Cook Jr. and David (Shirley) Cook, all of Odon; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Cremation was chosen. Burial will take place at a later date in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Jo Ann Sipes.

Arrangements under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

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

Mildred J. Barnett

Oct. 6, 1926 — April 5, 2012

Mildred “Jean” Barnett, age 85, of Bedford, passed away at 3 a.m. on Thursday at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

She was born in Lawrence County on Oct. 6, 1926, the daughter of Claude and Lois (Younger) Bever, Jean married Carl Barnett on May 11, 1956, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2000.

Jean retired from the Bedford National Bank, and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star; she was also President of the Eastern Star Past Matrons and Past Patrons Club.

She is survived by her sister, Norma Crane of Bedford; one sister-in-law, Mary Bever of Owensburg; one brother-in-law, David Schmalz of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Dorothy Schmalz; and brother, Lee Bever.

Graveside services were Saturday at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

April 10, 2012

Austin ‘Gene’ Hubbard

July 20, 1929 — April 8, 2012

Austin “Gene” Hubbard, 82, of Bedford, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

Born July 20, 1929, in Bedford, he was the son of Austin O. Hubbard and Hilda (Foster) Hubbard. He married Iris Jackson on July 22, 1950, and she survives.

He was employed as a salesman at Jenkins’ and Hoosier Parts in Bedford. He enjoyed watching NASCAR.

He was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene for several years.

Surviving are his wife, Iris Hubbard of Bedford; one son, Gregory (Cheryl) Hubbard of Norman; one daughter, Pamela (Tom) Embree, Bedford; three grandchildren, Erica (Kevin) Stinger of Michigan, Natalie (Paul) Coffman of Clarksville and Ryan Embree (fiance’ Brandi Lemons) of Indianapolis; two great-grandchildren, Leo and Charlotte Stinger of Michigan; three stepgrandchildren, Carra (Trent) Harbstreit of Bedford, Sandra (Kye) Louden of Bedford and Melissa Flynn of Bedford; eight step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Katie Aiello of Inpo, Calif., and Betty Jackson of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Bill Hubbard.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene.

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

Nora Jenkins

Nora Jenkins, 89, Bedford, died at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Garden Villa in Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 09, 2012

Janice M. Newell

July 22, 1941 — April 7, 2012

Janice M. Newell, 70, Bedford, died Saturday at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 22, 1941, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Merle H. and Lela M. (Taylor) Price. Janice married Harold S. Newell on Sept. 24, 1966, and he survives.

She retired from the deli department of JayC Plus after working there for 13 years and had been a cook at the Bedford Junior High School. She was a member of the New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold of Bedford; one daughter, Jan M. Newell of Bedford; and one brother, Darrell Price and wife Brenda of Bedford.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Lela Price.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in New Union Christian Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and noon until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Kidney Fund.

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

George D. Saunders

June 20, 1919 — April 6, 2012

George D. Saunders, 92, Springville, died at 8:16 p.m. on Friday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford.

Born June 20, 1919, in Daviess County, he was the son George Thomas and Pearl (Montgomery) Saunders. He married Norma Hamilton on Nov. 20, 1940, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 1985.

He was an electrician and retired in 1987. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Surviving are two sons: Jerry (Robin) Saunders of Springville and Randy (April ) Saunders of Oolitic; one daughter, Vicki Saunders and her companion Phil Fletcher of Mitchell; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester (Ann) Saunders of Springville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Norma; one son, Ronald Saunders; one grandson, Rocky Saunders; and one sister, Eugenia Hamilton.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Private graveside burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery.

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

Carl Pridemore Sr.

Carl Douglas Pridemore Sr., 59, Mitchell, died at 10:49 p.m. Friday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors.

Friends may call from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Haverly Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services.

Austin G. Hubbard

Austin G. Hubbard, 82, Bedford, died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford. Arrangements are pending at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Edward W. Cobb

Edward W. Cobb, 61, died at 3:04 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

April 08, 2012

Lori Marie Pruett

MAY 5, 1975 — APRIL 5, 2012

Lori Marie Pruett, 36, of Florence, S.C., passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, after an automobile accident.

Mrs. Pruett was born in Bedford, Indiana, daughter of Wayne Teague and the late Trella Taylor Teague. Mrs. Pruett was a registered nurse at Carolinas Hospital System.

Mrs. Pruett is survived by her husband, Daniel Pruett of Florence, S.C.; her father and stepmother, Wayne and Marianna Teague of Bedford, IN; her two brothers, Chad Teague and Shea Teague of Bedford; a stepbrother, Andy Dorsett of Brazil, IN; three stepdaughters, Jessica, McKenzie and Danielle Pruett of Bedford, IN; maternal grandmother, Delilah Taylor of Bedford, IN; paternal grandfather, Clifford Teague of Bedford, IN; stepgrandfather Phillip Concannon of Bedford, IN.

Her mother, Trella Taylor Teague of Bedford, IN; a paternal grandmother, Wilma Teague of Bedford, IN; maternal grandfather, Robert Taylor; a stepgrandmother Rose Concannon of Bedford, IN; and a brother, Robert Dewayne, infancy, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, in the chapel of Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bedford Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN, 47421 or the Florence Humane Society, 1434 McCurdy Road, Florence, S.C., 29506, due to Lori’s love for animals. Donations can also be made to American Cancer Society.

Please sign the online guest registry for Mrs. Pruett in the obituary section of www.stoudenmiredowling.com.

Janice M. Newell

Janice M. Newell, 70, of Bedford, died Saturday. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

George D. Saunders

George D. Saunders, 92, of Springville, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford. A private burial will be in Owensburg Cemetery.

April 06, 2012

Carl D. Pridemore

Carl Douglas Pridemore, 59, Mitchell, died Thursday evening at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Chapel.

April 05, 2012

Andrew J. ‘AJ’ Welton

Nov. 30, 1919 — April 3, 2012

Andrew J. “AJ” Welton, age 92, of Bedford, passed away at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1919, in Dubois County, to Thornton James and Margaret (Ziegler) Welton. AJ married Eunice E. (Neukam) Welton on May 2, 1946, in Dubois County and she preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 1995.

Mr. Welton retired on May 5, 1983, from Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell; he is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post No. 250 in Mitchell, a member of the Mitchell VFW, and a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Bedford.

Survivors include one son, Jeff Welton and wife JoEllen of Mitchell; one daughter, Peggy Walters and husband Charles of Bedford; four granddaughters, Lindsey Welton and her companion Chris Stump of Atlanta, Ga., Rachel Welton and her companion Steve Meyers of Bloomington, Amy Brothers and husband Mark of Mitchell, Amanda Oktavec and husband Joe of Bedford, four great-grandchildren, Mason, Emily and Abby Brothers, and Charlie Ryan Wever; and a sister-in-law, Jennie Houtsch of Otwell.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be given by American Legion Post No. 250, Mitchell.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mitchell American Legion Post No. 250, or Mitchell VFW.

Eleanor ‘Sis’ Graves

March 13, 1934 — April 3, 2012

Eleanor “Sis” Graves, 78, Mitchell, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Tuesday at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born March 13, 1934, in Martin County, she was the daughter of Newton A. and Maude L. Smith Taflinger. She married Robert I. Graves in 1955, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 1991.

She was formerly employed at Regal-Beloit and was the former owner of Annie’s Old Place.

Sis enjoyed walking and crocheting.

Survivors include: her children, David W. (Charlene) Graves of Orleans; Glenn (Gail) Graves of Clarksville, Tenn., Steven (Kristi) Graves of Mitchell, and Colleen Thurman of Caquille, Ore; brothers, James Taflinger of Paoli and Charles Ed Taflinger of Mitchell; sisters, Norma Jean Sloan of Linton and Kay Trueblood of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; children, Victor Graves and Julie Graves; siblings, Newton J. Taflinger and Anna McCart; and granddaughter, Sheena Graves, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of the Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Brother Greg McBride officiating. Cremation was chosen, and burial will be at a later date in the Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Lola G. Skinner

Aug. 14, 1918 — April 4, 2012

Lola G. Skinner, 93, of Bedford, formerly of Oolitic, died Wednesday at StoneBridge Health Campus.

Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Sumner, Ill., she was the daughter of Verner and Susie (Cunningham) Stoltz. She married James King on May 27, 1939, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1950. She later married Henry Skinner on June 9, 1956, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1973.

She was a secretary at the Oolitic Town Hall in the water works office.

She was a member of the New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (King) Kern and husband Marvin of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a son-in-law, Donald Nolan of Mitchell; a sister-in-law, Veneta Pickens of Orleans; three sisters, Lois Emberton of Forest, Ill., Juanita Kerby of Hernando, Miss. and Donna Akers of Lawrenceville, Ill.; a brother, Bill Stoltz of Decatur, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Myrtle Ditch and Mona Dodson; five brothers, Mervin, George, James Verner, Larry and Leo Stoltz; and a daughter, Brenda Nolan.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Brother Mark Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery.

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

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to New Life Trinity Holiness Tabernacle Building Fund.

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

April 04, 2012

Brenda L. George

Feb. 10, 1944 — April 1, 2012

Brenda Lou George, 68, of 54 Mason Street, East Oolitic, died at 10:12 p.m. on Sunday at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born Feb. 10, 1944, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Bill and Mary (Oliver) Canada. She married Kenneth George on Dec. 28, 1986, and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of East Oolitic; 11 children, Randy Shinos, Ramey Shinos, Steve Wright, Diane Fee, Kevin Wright, Christopher Wright, Angie Wright, Jenny Reynolds, Joey Wright, Rachel Morris and Jessica George; three stepchildren, Troy George, Rhonda Parks and Judy Baugh; 38 grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. No calling hours are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Lola Skinner

Lola Skinner, 93, Bedford, formerly of Oolitic, died at 5:30 a.m. today at StoneBridge Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary.

Eleanor Graves

Eleanor “Sis” Graves, 78, Mitchell, died Tuesday afternoon at Garden Villa in Bedford. Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mitchell.

April 03, 2012

Millard Earl ‘Junior’ Norman

Oct. 2, 1927 — April 2, 2012

Millard Earl “Junior” Norman, 84, of Bedford, died at 3:50 a.m. on Monday at the White River Lodge.

Born Oct. 2, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Earl and Eva Norman. He married Martha Ann Morgan on Jan. 6, 1945, and she died on Nov. 29, 1996.

He retired from General Motors after 42 1/2 years of service and was a member of UAW Local No. 440.

Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Norman of Bedford and Barry Norman of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Janelle Smoot and husband Greg of Bedford, Kyle Norman of Indianapolis, Janeane Walls and husband Tim of Bedford, Leah Beardslee of Indianapolis, Lyna Anderson and husband Jay of Bedford, Charlie Batman of Bedford; three sisters, Helen Richardson of Unionville, and Colleen Perry and Joan Bailey, both of Bedford; two brothers, Keith Norman of Texas and Larry Norman of Heltonville; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers, Dale, Paul, Robert, Harold and Roy; and a daughter-in-law, Patty Norman.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery.

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

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

Sue A. Griffith

May 29, 1932 — March 28, 2012

Sue A. Griffith, age 79, of Bedford, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at her residence.

She was born in Lawrence County on May 29, 1932, to William Carol Hall and Wanita (Childers) Hall. Sue married Richard C. Griffith on March 17, 1951, in Bedford and Richard survives.

Sue retired from the Edgewood Clinic of the Bedford Medical Center.

Survivors include her husband, Richard C. Griffith of Bedford; one daughter, Connie S. Griffith of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Terri L. Griffith; one son, Stephen S. Griffith; and two sisters, Sharon Maxwell and Norma Jean Mathis.

Private funeral services were held on Saturday at Cresthaven Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the White River Humane Society.

April 02, 2012

Dewey Luttrell Jr.

Jan. 5, 1941 — March 30, 2012

Dewey Luttrell Jr., 71, of 5739 Rawles Ave. Indianapolis, died at 8:35 a.m. on Friday at Westview Manor Nursing Home in Bedford.

Born Jan. 5, 1941 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Louie Murry Luttrell and Alma (Rodgers) Luttrell Kern. He first married Kay Stigall who is the mother of his children, and later married Mary Durre and she survives.

He graduated from Fayetteville High School.

He was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Caroline Luttrell; two daughters, Mashell Crump and Edwina Luttrell, both of Michigan; one son, Dwayne Luttrell of Michigan; five grandchildren, Katrina Weil, Nathan Weil and wife Holly, Jared Gipson, Erika Gipson and Lindsey Gipson; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Weil and Annalisa Zinn; two brothers, Charles and Michael Luttrell, both of Indianapolis; three half brothers, Lanny, Danny, and William Luttrell, all of Bedford; one half sister, Robin Johnson of Ohio; and his stepchildren, Debra Grant and Mark Duncan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin Luttrell; one stepson, Steven Duncan; four brothers, Morris, Lewis, Wayne, and Orris Luttrell and Edward Luttrell in infancy; one sister, Rudeen Patton and Patsy Luttrell in infancy; one half brother, Robert Luttrell; and stepfather, John Kern.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bennie Sutherland officiating. Burial will follow in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of the American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the mortuary.

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

Aston ‘Buck’ Hall

Feb. 6, 1930 — March 30, 2012

Aston Samuel “Buck” Hall, 82, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Friday at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born Feb. 6, 1930, in Ben Hur, Va., he was the son of Marshall and Nancy (Sage) Hall. He married Mary Jane “Mollie” Deirth Nov. 29, 1952, and she preceded him in death Aug. 2, 1997.

Aston spent four years in the Army Corps of Engineers serving in England and Panama. Upon his return, he spent the majority of his working years as a truck driver, retiring from Teamsters with Mitchell Transport in 1985.

Surviving are children, Wesley Hall and wife Kim of Ben Hur, Va., Sharon Napier of Jonesville, Va., Rebecca Brown Wells and husband Daniel of Big Stone Gap, Va., and John Hall and wife Sharon of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents; wife, “Mollie,” and 13 brothers and sisters, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

A graveside service with military rites will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

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

Millard Earl ‘Junior’ Norman

Oct. 2, 1927 — April 2, 2012

Millard Earl “Junior” Norman, 84, Bedford, died at 3:50 a.m. on today at the White River Lodge. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.

Maxine Payne

Jan. 10, 1923 — March 29, 2012

Maxine (Spaulding) Payne, 89, Shoals, formerly of Mitchell, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dale. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday.

April 01, 2012

Juanita E. Williams

Nov. 11, 1925 — March 29, 2012

Juanita E. Williams, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.

Born November 11, 1925, in Needmore, she was the daughter of Glen and Goldia (Booker) McGlothlin.

She retired from the Bloomfield State Bank as a bookkeeper and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church, Mineral Ladies Aid and the United Methodist Women.

Surviving relatives include three daughters, Connie Burris of Jasonville, Jeanne Patterson of Lyons, and Mary Ann Johnson of Bloomfield; grandchildren, Nikki Abrams (Mike), Kristi Vandeventer (Adam), Erica Williams, Peggy Williams, Christie Moore (Jay), Logan Williams (Terran), Jason Coker (Michele), Chad Patterson (Tabby), Crystal Patterson, Ryan Arford, Jarod Arford and Jordan Arford; great-grandchildren, Jaspar Moore, Caleb Moore, Ciera Abrams, Jaden Abrams, Brynn Vandeventer, Aria Williams and Caden Johnson; one brother, Gene McGlothlin of Mineral; and one sister, Jerri Achors of Scotland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale B. Williams in 1986; two sons, Larry G. Williams and Dennis G. Williams; two sisters, Violet Ruth and Eva Mae; and her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday April 2, 2012, at the Mineral United Methodist Church, with Rev. Steve Eads officiating. Interment will follow in Ashcraft Chapel cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Mineral United Methodist Church.

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

Aston Samuel ‘Buck’ Hall

Aston Samuel “Buck” Hall, 82, of Mitchell, died Friday. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Dewey Luttrell Jr.

Dewey Luttrell Jr., 71, of Bedford, died Friday. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. until the service Tuesday at Day & Carter Mortuary. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmwood Chapel of the funeral home.

 
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