Robert “Bob” William Wray – Bedford
November 16, 1954 – July 8, 2017
Robert “Bob” William Wray, 62, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence.
Born November 16, 1954, in Bedford, he was the son of James and Wilma (Darcus) Wray. He was a graduate of Bedford High School, Class of 1973. He retired from Baxter Pharmaceutical, Bloomington. Bob was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33.
Surviving are one son, Anthony Joseph (Sarah) Wray, Bedford; two grandchildren, Jackson and Haley Wray, of Bedford; three brothers, James Edward (Kim) Wray, of Bedford, Joseph (Marsha) Wray, of Bloomington, and John (Gigi) Wray, of New York, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in Green Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service hour at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne- George Family Funeral Homes.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Barbara J. Williams – Bedford
March 26, 1927-July 8, 2017
Barbara J. Williams, 90, of Bedford, died at her residence Saturday afternoon.
Born March 26, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Jack and Emma (Smith) Medlock. She married Kermit O. Williams on June 1, 1950, and he preceded her in death on June 10, 2013. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church, and Believer’s Fellowship Church in Okeechobee, FL. She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed painting with her friends and watching I.U. Basketball.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda A. Pierce and husband, Vic, of Springville, IN; a son, Stephen K. Williams DDS and wife, Michele, of Nashville, TN; eight grandchildren, Vicki Pierce (Mary Ellen), Jason Pierce (Felice), Erin Pierce Probus (Rob), Machelle Pool (Brett), Adam Cliver, Jade Scaglione (Fran), McKenna Ballard (Adam) and Renee Jalbert; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. John Medlock and wife Vi; dear friend and caregiver, Pam Clark; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit, her parents, nine brothers and sisters: Hilbert Medlock, Chet Medlock, Ina Hollars, Gleeda Arthur, Lesta Medlock, Charles Medlock, Charlotte Amick, Bob Medlock, and Vannie King.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 13th at the Englewood Baptist Church with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
James C. Sanders – Shoals
June 23, 1939 – July 9, 2017
James C. Sanders, 81, of Shoals, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.
He was born on June 23, 1936 in Martin County to James and Mary (Johnson) Sanders. He married Doris J. Gammon on June 26, 1959 and she survives. He retired from National Gypsum in Shoals and was a member of the Loogootee Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Doris Sanders; a son James Kevin Sanders, of Jasper; two daughters, Cheryl Lynn (Victor) Neideffer, of Dover Hill and Julie Ann LaMarca (Tony) of Judah; two brothers, Williams Sanders, of Shoals and Kenneth Sanders, of Shoals; a sister, Brenda Dickens, of Shoals; four grandchildren, Vicotor W. Neideffer III, Solomon J. Neidefer, Justin S. LaMarca and Morgan Dalton Sanders; six great-grandchildren, Neal, Shiann, Briana, Lucas, Sophia and Paslley.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter Karla R. Sanders; a brother Jerry Sanders and a grandson Samuel J. Neideffer.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Queen-Lee Chapel at Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Shoals with Brother Doyle Tolbert officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and until the time of services on Wednesday.
Queen-Lee Chapel is in charge of arrangements.