The following obituaries were received for Monday –
Annette Kathleen McCart – Orleans
Annette Kathleen McCart, 54, of Orleans, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, at IU Health Bloomington. After a long battle with cancer, she passed in peace surrounded by her family.
Born February 25, 1958, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harold and Nancy Alice (Wease) Ratliff of Bryantsville. She married Chris McCart April 21, 1979. Annette graduated in 1976 from Mitchell High School and had lived in Charlotte County, Florida and the Mitchell area. She had worked at Formcraft in Mitchell, Mitchell Subway as manager, Older Americans in Orleans, and the shoe factory and Pizza Hut in Paoli. She was an extremely dedicated worker -even working while going through chemo. She was a very dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, always putting others ahead of herself. She loved her home and family very much. She never complained, even while going through treatments. She also is a loyal follower of Jesus Christ, a member of the House of Prayer, and had been an officer in The Unchained Gang motorcycle ministry. She was a founding member of Lawrence County ABATE, Region 10. She was an avid student of living history and participated in the Clark County Militia of 1812 reenactment.
Survivors include her husband, Chris McCart, of Orleans; children, Donny McCart and Tiffany, of Orleans, Heather McCart and Josh, of Orleans; grandchildren, Cameron, Chantel, and Ethan
Anna, Alicia, Tyson, and Cory; sister, Wanda Jean Parsons, of Shoals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jackie Lee Ratliff and an infant; and sister, Anita Kay Rhodes.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Larry Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Michael Russell Pridemore – Greencastle
Michael Russell Pridemore, 69, of Greencastle, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence.
Born April 5, 1943, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Kirzie and Blanche (Davidson) Pridemore. He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his daughter, Sheila Hubbard, of Bedford; son, Russell Pridemore, of Atlanta, Georgia; siblings, Wayne Pridemore, of Norman, Marvin Pridemore, of Greencastle, Roy Pridemore, of Indianapolis, Charles Pridemore, of Greenwood, Stanley Pridemore, of Mooresville, Lois Johnson, of San Diego, California, Cathleen Cacares, of Chicago, Illinois, Eva Garrison, of Mitchell, Helen Ackerman, of Georgia.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leon, Winfred, James, Clarence, Ronald Eugene, Henry, and Harold Dean, and Kenneth Pridemore; and sisters, Mary Jane Pace, Carolyn Anderson, and Juanita Pridemore.
Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 2, at Liberty Baptist Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Delmer Lee Turner – Bloomington
Delmer Lee Turner, 85, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Bell Trace Health and Living Center.
Born April 27, 1927 in Lawrence County, he is the son of Benjamin and Julia (Young) Turner. Delmar attended Needmore High School and just before starting his senior year was drafted by the Army and sent to Camp Lee in Virginia for basic training on August 8, 1945. He served his country for 18 months overseas in France and Germany, Delmer was honorably discharged at Fort Sheraton, Illinois on January 25, 1947 and he returned to Lawrence County, with his father he formed a farming partnership.
On January 25, 1950 he married Lucy Ann McKnight of Harrodsburg. That same year he started working at GM in Bedford. In 1952, he left Gm and purchased a 350 acre farm in Monroe County. His love for the land and outdoors became his full time occupation and passion. The Monroe County farm became his lifelong residence and where he raised his three daughters.
On October 10, 1959 tragedy struck and he lost his beloved wife Lucy, of almost 10 years. One June 25, 1960 he married Anna Bell (Stines) in Ellettsville. After more than 50 years of marriage Ann preceded him in death on April 25, 2011.
His farming became his calling and he strove to be the best farmer ever. He worked long hours and diligently to have the straightest corn and soybean rows and the highest yields. He was a tender of animals and loved raising Simmental cross cattle and corssbred swine. He practiced farming conservation and was awarded the Monroe County Conservation farmer of the year in 1999. Over the years he expanded his farm operation by acquiring more land in Lawrence and Monroe counties.
To supplement the family farm, he worked at several limestone quarries in Bloomington and Oolitic. He drove a school bus for Clear Creek Township Schools, Smithville and later Monroe County Community Schools. Some of his fondest memories were joking with students and transporting the Smithville High School boy’s basketball team to away games.
For more than 64 years Delmer was a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church in his younger years he served the church in many capacities, church treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent and a deacon. He was also a proud member of the masons and the Scottish rite.
Sadly 15 years ago he was forced to retire from framing due to macular degeneration. With very poor eye sight, he still enjoyed riding in his RTV to his corn, soybean fields and pastures. He enjoyed watching and listening to cattle auctions on the RFD farm channel and actively kept tabs on the grain markets.
He was always happiest when surrounded by family and his dog Kado.
Delmer is survived by his daughters, Sharon and husband Alan Armstrong, of Springville, Beth and husband Bob Shields, of Harrodsburg. He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Amy and husband Cam Spires, Dr. Ashley Armstrong and companion Health Prince, Allison Armstrong, all of Springville, Derrek and wife Michelle Thompson, of Bedford, lauren and Alex Runyon, of Harrodsburg, Kathryn Ryan, of Zionsville; step grandchildren, Isaac and Zach Shields, of Bedford. His great grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, and Scout Thompson, Caden and Casen Spires, Olivia Grace Prince; step great grandchildren, Gavin Blackman; a sister Virginia Ingram, of Springville, and two of his first cousins, who were like brothers, Frank and elthel Tuner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, sisters Mary Louise in infancy, Beulah Gill and a daughter, Connie Sue Ryan.
Funeral services will be a 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Terry Doane officiating. Burial will be at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Delmer at www.daycarter.com.