Feb. 2, 2017


Dakota Levi Elliott – Mitchell
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May 30, 1995 – January 31, 2017
Dakota Levi Elliott, 21, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born May 30, 1995, in New Albany, he was the son of Jerry Elliott and Tonetta Jean (Tillette) Nicholson.
Dakota was employed at O’Reilly Auto Parts and was a 2013 graduate of Mitchell High School, and a student at Indiana State University. He enjoyed working on cars, street racing, and was a member of del-Sol Car Club.
Survivors include his fiancée, Kelsey Middleton of Mitchell; mother and stepfather, Tonetta and Kevin Nicholson of Mitchell; father, Jerry Elliott of Salem; sister, Lacey Elliott of Salem; brother, J. R. Elliott of Scottsburg; several nieces and nephews
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, February 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Dr. R.C. Courson officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Linda Lou Rainey – Bedford
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February 5, 1939 – January 31, 2017
Linda Lou Rainey, 77, of Bedford, died at 9:37 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born February 5, 1939 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Arthur “Red” Brown and Pauline (Kern) Brown. She married Wilbur E. “Bill” Rainey on June 4, 1955 and he preceded her in death on March 3, 2009. She had worked at M. Fine & Sons and was a member of Old Union Christian Church. Her life’s work was her family, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Ashley and husband, Denny, of Mitchell; two sons, Jack Rainey and wife Sharon, and Brad Rainey all of Williams; ten grandchildren, Jason Rainey and wife, Willow, Shannon Greenwell and husband, Shayne, Amanda Sullivan and husband, Brent, Sarah Ashley, Stephanie Ashley, Matthew Rainey and wife, Crystal, Issac Rainey and wife, Jennifer, Jessica Floerke, and husband, Jessie, Skylar, and J.D. Ashley; seventeen great grandchildren, Jack, Alivia, Mason, Matthew, Grace, Garrett, Gibson, Nate, Nick, Nolan, Abby, Travis, Robert, Logan, Sophia, Kaitlynn, and Trenton; one great great grandchild, Baydn; three sisters, Becky Sargent of Williams, Carol Kent of Mitchell and Ronda Childress; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Abby.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Bobby and John Wayne; three brothers, Charles, Sonny and Billy Brown; two sisters, Cathy and one in infancy.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4th at Old Union Cemetery with Mark Fish officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd at the Day &Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the family.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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