January 29, 2016


Michael E. Webster – Bedford
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July 30, 1973 – January 29, 2016
Michael E. Webster, 42, of Bedford, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born July 30, 1973, in Bartholomew Co., IN, he was the son of Dale Webster and Glenda (Frazee) Sowders. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge #654. He was a very avid New Orleans Saints and I.U. basketball fan and enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include his mother, Glenda Sowders and step-father, Brad Sowders, of Leesville; a brother, Steve Frazee and wife, Kem, of Evansville; two sisters, Ola Jaggers and husband, Eric, of Bedford and Julie Rutan and husband, Ryan, of Columbus; a step-brother, Mark Sowders and wife, April, of Leesville; his fiancé, Tamica Robertson of Bedford; sons, Nathaniel, Jayden, Eli and Tyler; two step-children, Stormie and Harley; nieces and nephews, Zach Fulk, Luke Jaggers, Andy Frazee, Madisyn Frazee, Gage and Kasen Rutan; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 31st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter
Mortuary. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Sunday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Dollie M. White – Bedford
September 5, 1925 – January 29, 2016
Dolly (Drumb) M. White, 90, of Bedford, died at 12:37 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016, at I.U. Health Hospital, Bedford.
Born September 5, 1925, in Terre Haute, she was the daughter of David and Ida (Turpin) Drumb. She was a cook and baker at Hospitality House, Bedford and also had worked at Bedford Regional Medical Center, several years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Agnes (Betty) E. Drumb , Sharon Ann Drumb and Karen Frye; one son, Russell F. White; four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters, her parents, her spouse, two nieces and two nephews.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Marvetta K. Baker – Bedford
March 31, 1951 – January 28, 2016
Marvetta K. Baker, 64, of Bedford, died at 11:33 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2016, at her residence.
Born March 31, 1951, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Marie (Watson) Lake. She married Michael Wayne Baker on December 8, 1973; he died on December 27, 1998. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are six sons, Michael Wayne Baker, Jr., Mark Baker, Phillip (Tina) Baker, Dustin Baker and Rocky Baker, all of Bedford, and Micka (Shawna) Baker, Heltonville; one daughter, Pearl (Chris) Craig, Martin County, IN ; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; eight sisters, Vera Glasco, Merle Hughes, Caroline Harrison, Jane Sykes, Bonnie Hughes, Karen Trowbridge, Rosella Sons and Diana Hanners; and two brothers, Randy Lake and David Miller.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Donivan Watson.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2016, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will be in House of Prayer Cemetery, Fayetteville. Friends may call on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service hour, at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
James E. Johnson, Sr. – Bedford
April 14, 1947 – January 28, 2016
James E. Johnson, Sr., 68, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his residence.
Born April 14, 1947 in Bedford, he was the son of Howard J. and Alma (Fines) Johnson. He retired as a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was of the Christian faith. He was a loving father, grandfather and a friend to all who knew him.
Survivors include his children, James E. Johnson, Jr. of Anderson, Trina Nickerson and husband, Russ, of Springville, Joshua Johnson and wife, Alicia, of Bedford, Brian Johnson and fiancé, Kristin, of Oolitic and Anthony Johnson of Oolitic; grandchildren, Tyler Dees, Cody Nickerson, Sierra Nickerson, Logan Johnson, Lilly Johnson, Jade Stalker and Tatiana Stalker; great grandchild, Alexander Dees; siblings, Kay Milligan of Baltimore, MD, Gilbert Johnson of Mitchell, Debbie Knoll of Greenwood, Brenda Johnson of Greenwood and Judy Nichols of Enid, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Dorothy Allen, Dee Fish, Carol Middleton, Patricia Allen, Raymond Johnson, Russell Johnson and Pete Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Kentucky Blue Ridge Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Donald Neal McCoy – Bedford
August 30, 1931 – January 15, 2016
Donald Neal McCoy, 84, of Bedford, died at 8:10 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at his residence.
Born August 30, 1931 in Bedford, he was the son of Ralph Waldo McCoy and Helen Ann (Howell) Sheeks. He married Patricia Maria Tomaso and she survives. He retired as the plant manager at U.S. Gypsum in Shoals. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as an MP and a member of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Bedford.
Private services were conducted at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 18, 2016. Burial followed in Green Hill Cemetery where military rites were accorded by members of Gillen
Post #33 American Legion.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Ryden Hye McDonald – Springville
January 25, 2016 – January 25, 2016
Ryden Hye McDonald, infant son of Richard McDonald and Samantha Peacock, of Springville, was stillborn at 8:32 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Surviving with his parents is a sister, Sophia Peacock and a brother, Gage Peacock; grandmother, Becky Howell; grandfather, James McDonald; aunts and uncles, Sarah and Allen Weldy, Angela and Jay Floyd, James and McKenzie McDonald, Chris and Kristen McDonald, Jeremy and Sabrina McDonald, Courtney McDonald, Rebecca McDonald and Micheal McDonald; several cousins.
Cremation was chosen. Visitation will be from Noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Harvey (Cocky) Holmes – Avoca
September 15, 1925 – January 27, 2016
Harvey (Cocky) Holmes, 90, of Avoca, died Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born September 15, 1925, in Bedford, he was the son of Harvey G. and Ada (Turner) Holmes. He married Marian Blackburn on September 18, 1946 and she preceded him in death. He was an installer and repairman for Indiana Bell for twenty-two years. He later worked for North Lawrence Community School Corporation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Crossroads Community Church. He was a member of Gillen Post #33 American Legion where he had served as past commander and also a member of the Elks Lodge and V.F.W. Post #1686 of Oolitic. He was a former County Commissioner and Marshall Township Trustee.
Survivors include two sons, J.R. Holmes and wife, Martha, of Bloomington and Mike Holmes and wife, Jeanne, of Avoca; two daughters, Debby Ransom and husband, Ken, of Springville and Jan Kirk and husband, Jim, of Avoca; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Holmes, Meredith Johnson, Kimberly Hawk, Jennifer Pemberton, Barry Ransom, Missy Simpson and Jessica Dixon; seventeen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Bill Holmes and a sister, Sue Byers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 1st and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday, February 2nd at Crossroads Community Church.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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