March 8, 2017


James R. “Jim” Kirkman – Mitchell
James R. “Jim” Kirkman, 86, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born June 9, 1930, in Avoca, he was the son of Cornie and Tressie (Swango) Kirkman. He married Mary Elizabeth Broaddus August 16, 1981.
Jim began working at Indiana Limestone Company, then was a furniture salesman, and retired as a guard from National Gypsum in 2014. Jim’s first love was the Lord, then his wife, Mary, who was by his side 40 years as they enjoyed hobbies around their home.
For the last 20 years he attended Liberty Baptist Church, the finest of God’s people.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Kirkman of Mitchell; children, Martha (David) Hanners of Bedford, Tim (Kathy) Kirkman of Austin, Texas; stepchildren, Brenda (Jeff) Bell of Albany, Steven (Holly) Eiler of Alexandria, John Eiler of Muncie; sister, Mona Gayle Turner of Oolitic; 7 grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 2 step great great grandchildren
His parent; sons, Douglas Kirkman, Scott Kirkman, and Larry Kirkman; siblings, Jack Kirkman, Mary McDowell, and Barbara Flynn; and great grandson, Trey Ikerd, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Liberty Baptist Cemetery with Reverend Wade Judy officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Haverly Funeral Chapel.
Barry R. Jones – Bloomington
Barry R. Jones, 60, formerly of Mitchell, passed away March 1, 2017, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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