January 28, 2019


Donald Lee Mullinax – Mitchell
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September 13, 1937 – January 26, 2019
Donald Lee Mullinax, 81, of Mitchell, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at IU Health Bedford Hospital.
Born September 13, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Lester Lee and Vada Mullinax. He married Bonnie Kirkman on May 15, 1964, and she survives.
Donald retired from the City of Bedford. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and then reenlisted in the United States Army serving tours in the Vietnam War.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Mullinax, six children, Cynthia (Steve) Dalton, Donny (Vivian) Mullinax Jr., Jon (Roberta) Mullinax, Joe (Hope) Mullinax, Jennifer Ellis, and Lee (Tori) Mullinax; three step-children, Denise (Jim) Barnett, Charles Mullinax, and Denny Mullinax; thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Kay Mullinax; and twelve brothers and sisters.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Bonds Chapel with Pastor Rob Martindale officiating. Burial will follow in Bonds Chapel Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.
William David Russell – Mitchell
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May 9, 1942 – January 26, 2019
William David Russell, 76, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his residence.
Born May 9, 1942, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Noble Addison and Cora Marie (Wagner) Russell. He married Frances Luella (Ray) February 2, 1960.
David had been employed at Carpenter Body Works and retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post No. 250 and National Rifle Association. David was a deacon and member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Luella Russell of Mitchell; children, William David (Deborah) Russell of Mitchell, Tena Louise (James “Jim”) Gaines of Mitchell, Amelia Diane (Tony) Nugent of Mitchell; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Ann Russell of Bedford, Michael Wayne Russell of Bedford, James Charles Russell of Mitchell
His parents; siblings, Donald Joseph Russell, Noble Leroy Russell, Alice Marie Collins, Kenneth Ray Russell, Barbara Sue Nicholson, Peggy Jane Russell, Steven Edward Russell, and Jeffery Dean Russell; and great-grandson, Silas Gaines, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 1, at the Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen and Brother Greg Isom officiating. Burial will be in Sheeks Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Kenneth E. Ball – Bedford
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February 27, 1930 – January 16, 2019
Kenneth E. Ball, 88, of Bedford, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2019, at Garden Villa.
Born February 27, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of John H. and Minnie Ethel (Pipher) Ball. He married Mary Lutina “Teeny” Andrews.
Kenneth retired from Lehigh Cement Company in 1987. He was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church. Kenneth was a U. S Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Heltonville Area Veterans.
Survivors include his children: Rita Jean (Mike) Ramey of Bloomington, Kathy Rose (Joe) Vogler of Bedford, Jeffery Wesley Ball of Williams; grandchildren, Chad (Angie) Ramey, Carrie Vallad, Joshua Ball, April Ball; 8 great-grandchildren, siblings, Charles Henry Ball of Mitchell, James Walter Ball of Smithville, Ronald Ball of Lebanon, Mildred Lavere Henderson of Mitchell
His parents; wife; and siblings, John Earnest Ball, Leon Ball, Lavonne Callahan, and Mary Louise Williams, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts can be made in Kenneth’s memory to Hillcrest Christian Church or Legion Riders American Legion Post No. 250
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Floyd Ran “Skip” Payton – Mitchell
February 3, 1924 – January 25, 2019
Floyd Ran “Skip” Payton, 95, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.
Born February 3, 1924, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was the son of Thomas Bennett and Della Mae (Atwood) Payton.
Floyd retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 38 years of service. He was a member of the National Rifle Association
Survivors include his siblings, Rosetta Arnold of Mitchell, Mervin Payton of Mitchell and several nieces and nephews
His parents and siblings, Clyde Payton, Marie Richason, Margie Massengell, and Hollis Payton, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a. m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Lesa Hayes – Bedford
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May 27, 1964 – January 24, 2019
Lesa Hayes, 54, of Bedford, died Thursday, January 24, 2019, at her residence.
Born May 27, 1964, she was the daughter of Dale and Norma (Jones) Doty. She was a server at Bob Evans. Lesa
was a devoted, loving Mother and Nana. Her smile lit up the lives of all those who knew her. She was the epitome
of strength. Her family meant everything to her.
Survivors include her ex-husband of thirty-two years, Chris Hayes; her daughters, Kristen Hayes, and Courtney Stout
and husband, Tyler, all of Bedford; a grandson, Jackson Hayes; her mother, Norma Doty, of Bedford; a brother,
Brian Doty and husband, Cubb Doty, of Lexington, KY; a sister, Beth Johnson, and husband, Wes Johnson, of
Bedford; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Doty.
Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Wayne Caswell and Bro. Mark Fields officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the hour of
service on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
John William “Bill” Miller – Brownsburg
June 7, 1928 – January 23, 2019
John William “Bill” Miller, 90, of Brownsburg, IN, formerly of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living.
Born June 7, 1928, in Bedford, he was the son of Paul F. Miller, Sr. and Iva (Bloodsoe) Miller. He married Phyllis Jean Easton (the love of his life) on April 11, 1950, and she preceded him in death on January 10, 2013.
He was a precision machinist and tool and die maker who began his career as a cost estimator for Curtis Automotive in Westfield, IN. He owned and operated J. Wm. Miller Enterprises (machine shop) in Bedford for many years. He retired from Indiana University where he was a precision instrument maker/machinist for the Chemistry Department. He was a member of the Bedford First Christian Church where he had served as a deacon.
Bill was a sweet man with a silly sense of humor. He loved fishing, figuring out how things worked, classical music,
building and playing dulcimers, and dogs. He was a proud lifetime member of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Ann Miller, of Bloomington and Judy Hasselkus and husband, Kenny, of Indianapolis; two sons, William Alan Miller and wife, Maggie, of Lafayette and Martin Miller and wife, Gail, of Indianapolis; two grandsons, Matt Miller (Danielle), Eric Miller (Kathryn), and two granddaughters, Bridget Decker (Devin) and Adrienne Miller; four great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; two brothers, Tom Miller (Lynn), of Mitchell and Paul Miller, of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Phyllis; a sister, Evelyn Miller Peterson; a sister-in-law, Joyce Miller, and a brother-in-law, Larry Peterson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from12:00 noon until the hour of service on Tuesday, January 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family wishes to express gratitude to the team at Maple Park Village in Westfield, Indiana (especially Zach Krumwied, Tanesha Foster, and Nurse Heather) as well as the memory care staff at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living for their care.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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