The following obituaries were received for Friday –
Bryan Edward Coulter – Jamestown, Tennessee
Bryan Edward Coulter, 51, formerly of Bedford passed away at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Cookville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee.
Born May 7, 1960, in Bedford, he was the son of William E. Coulter and Barbara Jeffries. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250.
Survivors include sons, Brian Coulter, of Georgia, Donald Coulter, of Florida, William Coulter, of Jamestown, Tennessee; stepmother, Evelyn Coulter, of Orleans; brothers, Richard Coulter, of Austin, Michael Coulter, of Seymour, Terry Russell Coulter, of Hawaii, Martin Coulter, of Bedford, Brent Jeffries, of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, Stacy Coulter,of Mitchell; William Emery Coulter, of Oolitic; Mark Coulter, of Orleans, Rath Coulter, of Oolitic; sister, Riva Lawson, of South Boston; half sister, Twila Baldwin,of Mitchell; aunts, Mary Jeffries, of Crane, Louise Taylor, of Bedford; uncles, Paul Jeffries, of Carlisle, Guy Dean Taylor, of Bedford and several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends
He was preceded in death by his parents and half brother, William Dale Coulter.
Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, at Haverly Chapel, Mitchell.
Cremation was chosen.
William R. Perry – Williams
William R. Perry, 74, of Williams, passed away at 4:18 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.
Born October 6, 1937 in North Vernon, he was the son of Russell Aaron and Pearl Leona (Smaltz) Petry. He married Carolyn R. Sowders on September 12, 1959 and she survives. He was raised in Bedford and attended Bedford High School. Bill was employed as an electrician with I.B.E.W. Local 1393 for many years and also with Local 17 in Detroit, MI. He retired in 2000. Bill was a journeyman lineman and foreman for many years. He loved to farm and raise cattle. His pastimes were hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, of Williams; sons, Timothy and wife Roz Perry, of Mitchell, Michael and wife Rosezona Bowden, of Corydon; daughters, Karen and husband Robert Stine Cooper, of Orleans, Michele and husband Glen Morris Palmer, of Virden, New Mexico, Belinda and husband Dave Smale, of Bedford and Shonda and husband Troy Bakker Beach, of Williams; fourteen grandchildren, Jeff and wife Samantha Perry, Dustin and wife Haley Perry, Justin Perry, Ryan Perry, Whitney Perry, Jessica and husband James Dillman, Julia Cooper, Derik Cooper, Devin and wife Renee Smale, Bryce Smale, Cye and wife Breianon Beach, Cole Beach, Michael Bowden II and Jayden Bowden; five great grandchildren, Cerilene Roe, Daylan Perry,Avah Cooper, Grayson Perry, Mya Smale; sisters Mary and husband Charlie Mellott, Jill Benton, Ellen and husband Bill Mitchell, Linda and husband Frank Taylor and Nancy and husband Ron Howard; brothers-in-laws, James Hearn and Tuck Doane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenn Perry; sisters, Carolyn Sesma, Margaret Crites, Jan Doane and Charotte Hearn; a son-n-law, John Palmer, a brother-in-law, Jack Meadows, Lou Sesma and George Crites; nieces and nephews, Byron Dean Sowders, Roger Doane, Kim Hearn, Erin Mellott and his father and mother-in-law, Gerald and Thelma Sowders.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Ferrell Sowder and Pastor Randy Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in Dive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 24th from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, February 25th at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Bill enjoyed donating to the LIFE food pantry and memorial contributions may be made in honor of Bill at LIFE.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Bill at www.daycarter.com.
Tana Mauzy-Kerker – Charlestown
Tana Mauzy-Kerker, 62, of Charlestown, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.
Born November 8, 1949 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wilbur “Jack” and Frieda (Stancombe) Mauzy. She married Scott Kerker and he survives. She was employed in hospital administration for much of her life and assisted with several Alzheimers support groups. She enjoyed genealogy, horses, her pets, being in the outdoors and her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Scott Kerker; one daughter, Tamme Been; a grandson, Harrrison Been; a granddaughter Haleigh Been, all of Charlestown; one brother, Jack Mauzy, of New Albany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Kimberly (in infancy) and a granddaughter Shelby (in infancy).
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on March 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. No visitation is planned. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimers Association.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Tana at www.daycarter .com.