The following obituaries were received for Saturday
Dalenia Lynn Truesdel – Mitchell
Dalenia Lynn Truesdel, 53, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday evening, November 8, 2012, at her residence.
Born January 14, 1959, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Baker)
Bundy. She married Andy Truesdel March 26, 1994. Dalenia was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977, and had been employed as a waitress at Jack’s Lounge.
Survivors include her husband, Andy Truesdel, of Mitchell; daughters, Stephanie and husband Chris Clock, of Mitchell, Tiffanie and husband Larry Troxel, of Bloomington; grandchildren, James and Victoria Troxel; brothers, Jackie Bundy, of Mitchell, Larry Bundy, of Mitchell, Kyle Bundy, of Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Robert Courson officiating.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 12, at Mitchell Cemetery.
Casketbearers: Terry Cox, Jack Bundy, Larry Troxel, Kyle Bundy, Gary Stroud, and Ronnie Pridemore.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Larry F. Miller – Oolitic
Larry F. Miller, 76, of Oolitic, died at 3:25 pm peacefully at his home with his family on Thursday, November 8, 2012.
Born September 19, 1936 in Bloomington, he was the son of Leonard F. and Nellie (Rogers) Miller. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Curt and Melissa (Rogers) Covey after the death of his mother in 1937. He married Carole Jenkins on July 19, 1957 at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War and was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. He owned and operated Miller’s Sunoco and Miller’s Auto Sales at 5th and Lincoln in Bedford.
After returning from the Army in 1956, he started racing jalopy type cars for his uncle at local tracks in Bloomington and Mitchell. Most of the cars were anything from a ’32 Ford to a ’44 Ford, and all were coupes. He then went on to build his own cars with his father-in-law, a ’49 Ford with a Hudson engine. Later they built a ’32 Chevy. After that, he started racing a Ford super modified. In 1964 he started racing super modified sprint cars in which he drove until 1977 winning many track championships. He dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Miller of Oolitic; daughters, Debbie Elkins and husband, Mike of Houston, TX, Sheryl Quintana of Bedford; sons, Keith Miller and wife, Kim of Baytown, TX and Greg Miller of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Lori Miller Emmons and husband Michael, Daniel Quintana, Melissa Quintana, Jessica Miller, Jennifer Miller, Rebecca Miller and Haley Miller; four great grandchildren, Cody and Ellie Emmons, Andrea Miller and Hunter Coyle; one sister, Thelma Rice and husband Mel; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, two brothers, Robert and Carroll Miller.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 12th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the Graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, November 11th and from 8 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, November 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Larry at www.daycarter.com.