December 20, 2018


Bryan Eugene Smith – Mitchell
June 19, 1969 – December 19, 2018
Bryan Eugene Smith, 49, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at his residence.
Born June 19, 1969, in Paoli, he was the son of Charles Smith and Susan M. (McFarland) Smith Judah.
Bryan was employed at Golden Corral. He was a graduate of Orleans High School, Class of 1987.
Bryan was a U. S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include his children, Bryan Matthew Smith of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Kaillou Fields of Mitchell, Rhiley Fields of Mitchell; mother, Susan M. Judah of Mitchell; granddaughter, Kailyn Smith; siblings, Charleston Smith of Martinsville; Lisa Williams of Orleans
His father preceded him in death.
Cremation was chosen with a celebration of life at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Wahneta R. Felton – Shoals
January 17, 1935 – December 19, 2018
Wahneta R. Felton, 83, of Shoals, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Loogootee Nursing Center. She was born in Martin County, Indiana to Charles and Reina (Dorman) Bruner.
She married Billy Sims and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1982. She married Robert Felton and he preceded her in death on December 18, 2000.
She graduated Shoals High School, was a Secretary-Bookkeeper for Wm. M. Dailey Insurance Co. for 8 years, Dallas K Conalty Insurance Co for 13 years, Strawn Insurance Agency for 3 years, and served as bookkeeper for the Martin County Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Hindostan United Methodist Church where she served many years as organist and Sunday School Teacher; was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Washington and Past Noble Grand Mistress of the Rebekah Lodge.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, one son, William Charles Sims and three brothers, David Bruner, William Bruner and Charles “Bob” Bruner.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews and many good friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018, at the Hindostan United Methodist Church with Pastor Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hindostan United Methodist Church.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.
Angie Waldron – Bedford
August 26, 1922 – December 18, 2018
Angie Waldron, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Stonebridge Health and Rehabilitation.
Born August 26, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Anthony and Rose Annetta. She married Fredric Waldron on July 19, 1940, and he passed away January 18, 2013.
Angie had worked as a nurse’s assistant at Bedford Regional Medical Center and worked at the downtown Crowder’s Drug Store.
She was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the Class of 1940, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and the St Vincent de Paul Altar Society.
Surviving are her son, Jerry (Sandi) Waldron, of Bedford; two grandsons, Scott (Elizabeth) Waldron, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Chris (Laura) Waldron, of Yorktown, Indiana; one granddaughter, Kellie Waldron, of Redondo Beach, California; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Waldron , Mason Waldron, and Seth Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fredric; one brother, Ralph Annetta; and one great-grandson, Josh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes. Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shamrock Center Building Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
Troy Joseph Simpson, Sr. – Mitchell
February 14, 1971-December 8, 2018
Troy J. Simpson, Sr. succumbed to injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash in Lehigh Acres, Florida. He had been hospitalized in critical care since the date of the crash on December 1, 2018.
Troy was born to Terry and Connie (Baker) Simpson of Mitchell, IN. He grew up working the family farm, at JayC Plus and Bluespring Caverns. He was a 1989 graduate of Mitchell High School and joined the US Navy in June 1989. He trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois and transferred to Bath, Maine at the completion of his basic training while his ship-build was being completed. He was a plank owner on the USS Monterey (CG 61) which was commissioned in Jacksonville, FL on June 16, 1990. During his time on the USS Monterey, Troy served as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1994. His home port was Norfolk, Virginia.
Troy continued to live in Norfolk, VA after his discharge and opened a small mechanic shop. He moved back to Mitchell, IN and started a family in 1996. He obtained his CDL and worked for various trucking companies in Southern Indiana until his move to FL in 2005.
Troy started a company, Simpson’s Mobile Auto Repair after his move to FL. He also held positions as a heavy equipment operator, an over-road-truck-driver, and restored antique cars. He enjoyed working on projects for Burning Man as well as trouble-shooting the issues on cars for his customers. He enjoyed building and racing swamp-buggies, kayaking white-water and still-waters, cooking and mastering the art of a good BBQ via slow-smoking. He shared his cooking talent with others by volunteering for a community kitchen. His most recent love was that of cruising on his beloved Harley Davidson. He lived a full life. He met all challenges with a can-do attitude. He was giving, loving and kind.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Geyer) Simpson. His son, Troy Joseph Simpson, Jr., and daughter Tori Simpson, step-daughters Emma Grissom, Elyssa Reach and step-son Sebastian Taflinger also survive. His honorary step-sons Nick and Mason DePalma survive as well. Troy had three grandchildren.
He leaves behind his parents, his sister Teri DeAnne (Simpson) Wade, brother-in-law Dan Wade, niece Grace Armstrong and nephew Joseph Armstrong along with a great-niece, aunts, uncles and a large network of extended family and friends. At the end, he had a phenomenal group of medical professionals at Lee Memorial Hospital who provided care for him and his family.
Per his wishes, cremation was chosen. There will be a Celebration of Life on January 12, 2019, at La-Or-Ma Shrine Club, 2920 Dixie Highway, Bedford, IN 47421 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please consider donating to a food pantry, a Veterans organization or an animal shelter in his name.

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