The following obituaries were received for Tuesday –
Richard F. Mount – Bedford
Richard F. Mount, 85, formerly of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights, Texas.
Born April 21, 1927 in Bedford, he was the son of Roscoe and Myrl Mount. He married Kathryn Yarling on August 17, 1952 in Danville, Indiana and they had two children. Kathryn preceded him in death.
He earned his BA from Canterbury College, Danville, in 1950 and his MS from Butler University, in 1954. He was of the Protestant faith.
Richard spent 11 years working in Saudi Arabia for Aramco Oil Company before returning to Bedford in 1970. He was the principal of Parkview Elementary School and retired in 1992 as the director of Curriculum for North Lawrence Schools. He loved being an educator. Locally, he served on the Bedford Parks Board, Bedford Public Library Board and Kenray Lot Association. He also served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his son Richard F. Mount II and his wife Becky (Rynders), of Mount of Clover, South Carolina; his daughter, Julie Mount of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother and sister.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens, with military rites accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post 33.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Claude E. Parson – Bedford
Claude E. Parson, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 7:13 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.
Born August 1, 1928 in West Aden, he was the son of Elvis Parson and Lillian (Tomlinson) Stevens. He married Peggy Chenoweth on December 25, 1950 and she survives. He was a past editor and a feature writer for the Times-mail and a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the first United Methodist Church, Evening Lions Club, Elks Club and Gillen Post 33 American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy, of Bedford; two daughters, Rhonda O’Brien and husband Pat and Doreen Embree and husband, Duane, all of Bedford; six grandchildren, Brandon, Clayton and Logan O’Brien, Luke and wife Christina Embree, Neil and wife Jessica Embree and Jennifer and husband Chad Edwards; ten great grandchildren, Josie and Avery O’Brien, Jarrett Fortner, Hannah, Naomi and Caleb Embree, Scotlyn and Harper Embree, Claire and Natalie Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, August 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Beth Anne Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd in at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Claude at www.daycarter.com
David Dean Yeskie – Bedford
David Dean Yeskie, 28, of Bedford, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012.
Born November 41983 in Bloomington, he was the son of Troy Yeskie and Janet (Hovious) Johnson. He was a tree trimmer with Electricom. He attended the Dive Christian Church and loved hunting, spending time with his kids and riding his 4-wheeler.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Troy and Francisa Yeskie, of Bedford; his mother Janet Johnson, of Ellettsville; children, Austin Lee Matthew Yeskie and Alexis Marie Yeskie; sister, Tricia Wilson and husband David, of Ellettsville; four brothers, Jeremy Yeskie and wife Sarah, of Bloomington, Matthew Yeskie, Mateo Sorita-Yeskie and T.J. Yeskie, all of Bedford; four nephews, Dallas, David and Daniel Wilson, Grant Yeskie; a niece, Journey Yeskie; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Hovious, of Florida; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harold Yeskie and June Yeskie; maternal grandfather, David Hovious.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 23rd, in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Deacon Dave Rising officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22nd and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, August 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for children.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of David at www.daycarter.com.
Earl C. Holbrook III – Bedford
Earl C. Holbrook III, 57, of Bedford, passed away at 6:51 p.m. on Sunday, August 199, 2012 at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born March 12, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Earl C. and Edith Jacquline “Jackie” (Alsip) Holbrook. He married Sharon Scott on July 22, 1989 and she survives. He retired from G.E. in Bloomington and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He attended the First Baptist Church. He was a life-time member of the N.R.A. and an avid outdoorsman who loved his grandchildren and his dog Daisy.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Bedford; a son James Michael Holbrook and wife, Amy Lynn, of Bedford; Carol Ann and Tyler (who was raised in the home); three brothers, David Holbrook and wife Tara, of Bloomington, Dwight Holbrook and wife, Nancy, of Oaktown, Vincent Holbrook and Lori Moore, of Ellettsville; two sisters, Donna Gronski, of Evansville and Regina Terry and husband Monte, of Bedford; in-laws, Bill and Carol Scott, of Bedford; three grandchildren, A.J., Cameron and Sarah Holbrook; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew V.J. Edie.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 24th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Earl at www.daycarter.com.