December 31, 2014


Robert Lee Abel, Jr. – Bedford
Robert Lee Abel Jr., 64, of Bedford, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014, at his residence.
Born July 26, 1950, in Bedford, he was the son of Robert Lee Abel and Charlotte Alice (Fiddler) Abel.
He married Carole Trowbridge on December 14, 1996, and she survives.
Robert was a graduate of Bedford High School with Class of 1968 and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era. He had worked at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital, Bedford starting in October of 1976, in maintenance and then went on to work, for a short time, on the hospital ambulance staff, ultimately becoming Director of Purchasing, over 30 years.
Surviving are his wife Carole Abel, Bedford; one step-son, Jason Welin; nephews Charlie and Jimmy Elkins and Ryan Watson; one niece, Hallie Jo Abel; and one brother, John David (Darla) Abel; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Diana Taylor.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2105, at the Red Brick, Otis Park, Bedford. The family asks that everyone bring a covered dish, photographs and stories to share with the family to rejoice and remember Bob’s life.
Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Robert Lee Abel, Jr.
Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Robert Dewey Baker – Springville
Robert Dewey Baker, 80, of Springville, died at 11:10 pm on Monday, December 29, 2014 at Westview Nursing and Rehab.
Born May 1, 1934 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Everette E. and Minnie (Gregory) Baker. He first married Wilma Anderson on December 19, 1954 and she preceded him in death on December 12, 1997. He later married Virginia Broome on January 10, 2010 and she survives. He retired from G.E. and was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Springville.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of Springville; three sons, Robert “Greg” Baker and wife, Kathy, of Springville, Jerome Hettle and wife, Debbie of Bedford, Wesley Phillips and wife, Tina of Springville; two daughters, Teresa Picou and husband, Lee, of Springville, Lisa Hillenburg and husband, Robin, of Heltonville; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one step-sister, Geraldine Smith of Bedford; two brothers, William “Bill” Baker of Bedford and Ben Baker of Missouri; two sisters, Mary Beavers and Mitchell and Brenda Poore and husband, Frank, of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Wilma; a sister, Anita Thompson and a step-sister, Maxine Fleenor.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Robert Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter #2. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may leave condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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