The following obituaries were received for Monday –
Harry E. Wilson – Mitchell
Harry E. Wilson, 66, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday morning, October 22, 2011, at his residence.
Born September 6, 1945, in Paoli, he was the son of Charles and Ruby Mae (Beatty) Wilson.
He retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1963 and was also a graduate of Indiana University.
Harry was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Purple Heart.
Surviving: daughter, Melissa Mae Wilson and husband, Lance Adams, Bedford; son, Derick Wilson and wife, Jennifer, Greenwood; father, Charles Wilson, Mitchell; grandchildren, Dylan Adams, Jordan Wilson, Drew Wilson, and Haleigh Wilson; sister, Terrie Mae Moffatt, Paoli; brother, Barry Wilson, Mitchell
His mother, Ruby Mae Wilson; and grandson, Braden E. Wilson, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, at Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home.
Casketbearers: Derick Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Melissa Wilson, Dylan Adams, Tim Moffatt, and Leann Brumage.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Genevieve M. Thompson – Fort Ritner
Genevieve M. Thompson, 80, of 34 Jasper McKeaigg Road, in Fort Ritner, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Stonebridge Healthe Campus in Bedford.
Born June 26, 1931, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmo and Eula (Knowling) Hackney. She married Ralph “Dew” Hackney on January 27, 1956 and he survives.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Fort Ritner United Methodist Church.
Survivors include, her husband Dew, of Fort Ritner; one daughter, Deanna Thompson, of Atlanta, GA.; one sister, Betty Horner of Bedford; one brother, Dick Hackney and his wife Sue, of Fort Ritner; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Billy Hackney.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenn Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Dixon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Lawrence County Cancer Patient Fund.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in the memory of Genevieve at www.daycarter.com.
Lowell F. Smith – Bloomington
Lowell F. Smith, 78, of 5510 W. Cobblestone Street, in Bloomington, formerly of Bedford, passed from this life at 10:33 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2011, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital with family and friends.
Born March 12, 1933, in Blankenship, in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Otho and Addie Mae (Smoot) Smith. He married Norma Mosier on May 8, 1963 in Lawrenceville, Ill., and she survives. He was employed by his father at Hi-Q-Lo- P, in Bedford and retired from Yellow Freight Trucking. He enjoyed riding horses and spending time with family. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 161 F&AM in Oolitic.
Survivors include his wife, Norma, of Bloomington; three daughters, Lana Smith, of Phoenix, AZ., Toni (Smith) Kress and husband Curt of Bedford, Cindi (Smith) Severance and husband, Dean of Bloomington; a son Larry Smith and wife, Mary Jane of Washington State; grandchildren, Jessica (Knopp) Mills and husband, Jeff, Jeremy Knopp and wife Kristle (Hatfield) Kopp, Jackie (Hamby) Fultx, Jarica Hamby, Callie (Teague) Noble and husband, John, Don Kress and wife, Brittany, Morgan (Kress) Hill and husband Kaden and Rebecca Kress; twenty great grandchildren; a sister, Janice (Blackwell) Root and husband, Morris, of Bedford; a brother, Warren Smith and wife Janet of Bedford.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, a daughter, Lisa Smith; a sister, Charlotte Lewis and husband, Bill; one brother, Chester Smith.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. A celebration of life will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lowell at www.daycarter.com.