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Obituaries For May 21, 2015
Updated May 21, 2015 1:41 PM
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Donald Terry - Bedford

Donald Terry, 77, of Bedford, died at 2:00 am on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at his residence.

Born January 31, 1938 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of John Eugene and Blanche (Edwards) Terry. He married Patricia Brooking on July 14, 1956 and she survives. He retired from Chase Bank and had worked at Extruded Alloy for twenty-two years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Bedford; his mother, Blanche, of Bedford; two sons, Dale Terry and Steve Terry both of Bedford; a granddaughter, Kelsi Terry, of Bedford; two grandsons, Kreg and Darren Terry both of Bedford; a brother, Ralph Terry, of Fairbanks, NC.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, David and Phillip Terry.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the hour of service on Saturday, May 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.

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Obituaries For May 19, 2015
Updated May 20, 2015 9:17 AM
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Martha Elizabeth "Liz" Bever - Denton, Texas

Martha Elizabeth "Liz" Bever, 80, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Mitchell, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Denton, Texas, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 11, 1934, in Shoals, she was the daughter of Kern and Anna (Grabner) Ellis. She married her husband of 54 years and four months, Essell Lloyd Bever January 13, 1961, in Mitchell where she was also raised. Liz enjoyed reading, quilting, flower gardening, bowling, traveling across the country and the world, and watching her favorite sports teams. She was an avid Notre Dame fan. Liz also enjoyed Western movies, especially John Wayne films. She was a valued volunteer at the Denton Friends of the Family Thrift Shop for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Essell Lloyd Bever, Denton, Texas; children, Dawne (Bill) Bonds, Denton, Texas, Richard Bever, West Hollywood, California, Ann (Patrick) Bever, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Kristina Tucker and Tony Bonds; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Liam, Keenan, Sophia, and Kira Kahney, Starling Bonds; siblings, John Ellis, Mitchell, Joan (Gene) Atchinson, Mitchell, Marilyn Wright, Orinda, California; sister-in-law, Judy Bell; nephews, Michael Ellis, Robert Ellis, Alan Wright, Larry Westberg; nieces, Katherine Avery, Joy Anderson, Janie Hert, Jamie Chastain, Laura and Lynn Westberg. She is also survived by many dear friends in Colorado.

Her parents; brothers, Richard and James Ellis; brothers-in-law, Jack Hert and Gordon Wright; sister-in-law, Jan Ellis; nephew, William Wright, and grandchild Kelly Bonds preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Graveside service will be at 12 p.m. at Ames Chapel in Paoli. Friends and family visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In honor of her love for animals, memorial contributions can be made to the Denton Animal Support Foundation (DASF, P.O. Box 486, Denton, TX 76202).

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John Carroll Haury

John Carroll Haury, 66, of Bedford and Bloomington, died in Bloomington on Saturday shortly after playing tennis with friends. He received prompt medical attention but was unable to be revived.

Haury was an attorney in Bedford for 40 years. He practiced law in eight firms bearing his name, most recently (since 2009), at Haury Law Office.

John graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in 1966. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., in 1970, and his J. D. (cum laude) from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1975.

John began his legal career in Bedford in 1975 as Lawrence County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and as attorney at Robbins and Haury. He served as chief deputy until 1978.

He was appointed Chief Public Defender of Lawrence County on March 23, 2015.

John received bar admissions from the State of Indiana, and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, both in 1975. He held certification as Indiana Civil and Family Law Mediator from 2003 to the present.

Haury was Past President and Secretary of the Lawrence County Bar Association, and member of the Indiana State Bar Association.

For more than 25 years, John was a Lawrence County Public Defender and an attorney for the Lawrence County Department of Child Services. He served on the board of directors of Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Bloomington Hospital Foundation, and Center for Behavioral Health.

John was former president of Bedford Rotary Club, and member of the board of directors of Leukemia Society of Indiana, and member of Lawrence County Sheriff's Merit Board.

As attorney, public servant, and advisor of family and friends, John Haury was both advocate and adversary. He listened to positions he did not hold as carefully and critically as he argued for positions he did hold. Whether as advocate or adversary, he sought truth and justice.

John is survived by his wife Lee Ann; and children Amanda Haury of Baltimore, Md., Jonas Haury (Aubrey) of Indianapolis, and Sam Haury (Emily) of Boulder, Colo. Jan Atkins was his longtime friend and office manager.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomington Hospital Foundation, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old State Road 37 with Ret. Rev. David Owen officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.

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Obituaries For May 18, 2015
Updated May 18, 2015 2:19 PM
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Judith Ann Granato - Bedford

Judith Ann Granato, 76, of Bedford, died at 10:45 am on Monday, May 18, 2015 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born May 20, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Wayne and Helen Elizabeth (Hall) Hodges. She married Henry Joseph Granato and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, St. Vincent Altar Society and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include a brother, Richard W. Hodges of Bedford; a sister, Dana Louise Dippel of Bedford; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20th at Cresthaven Memory Gardens with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours are scheduled.

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John David Wilcoxen - Bedford

John David Wilcoxen, 51, of Bedford, died at 12:32 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at I.U. Health, Indianapolis.

Born May 29, 1963, in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald Wilcoxen and Olive (Kern) Wilcoxen.
He married Lisa Crane on July 4, 1992, and she survives. John had many factory jobs, last working at Otis Elevator, Bloomington; he was a member of Oolitic Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Lisa Wilcoxen, Bedford; two sisters, Mary (Gordon) Canada, Bedford and Paulette (Jack) Flynn, Bloomington; two half- brothers, Tommy and George Wilcoxen, both of CO; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gerald "Jerry" and Arthur "Bud" Wilcoxen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Oolitic Methodist Church, 117 Lafayette Ave., Oolitic, with Pastor Ralph Purkhiser officiating. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with expenses.

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Clara Lou Miller Huddleston - Norman

Clara Lou Miller Huddleston, 74, of Norman, passed away at her residence on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

Born June 18, 1940, in Lawrence County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Anna (Glassco) Hilderbrand. She married Glendale Miller in 1961; he preceded her in death in 1990. She married Dale Huddleston in 1993; he preceded her in death in 2014. Clara was a member of Henderson Creek Baptist Church. She worked at the Hospitality House for many years. Clara was the sexton of Hickory Grove Cemetery in Norman.

Surviving are three daughters, Kathi (Kenny) Owens, Rose Miller, and Bonnie (Wayne) Taylor; one son, Ron (Rhonda) Miller; Seven grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Samantha Taylor, Alisha Sickel, Brooke Miller, Lance Hignite, Randle Hignite, and Jessie Hignite; several great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two brothers, Richard and Mike Hilderbrand; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Dale and Glendale; four sisters; two brothers; and one grandson, Christopher Miller.

Funeral service will be on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Darin Bowlen officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Norman. Friends may call on Tuesday, 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Obituaries For May 16, 2015
Updated May 15, 2015 3:26 PM
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Alda Jean Moore - Bedford

Alda Jean Moore, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:12 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Bedford.

Born February 20, 1925 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Robert Butler. She married John C. Moore on December 24, 1942 and he preceded her in death on September 23, 2004. She had worked at Montgomery-Ward and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was a member of the Pinhook Christian Church where she played piano and taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Pat Whitted; a son, John Moore, Jr. and wife, Deanna; five grandchildren, Christina Whitted (Jenni) and Natalie Whitted-O'Riordan (Brendan), Laura Moore, Joshua Moore, Jed Moore (Allison); five great grandchildren, John, Jayson, Brody, Bricton and Brenzlie Moore; a sister, Ellen O'Neal.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, her husband and grandson, Eric Moore.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Pinhook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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Obituaries For May 15, 2015
Updated May 14, 2015 5:00 PM
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Fred W. Willis - Norman
Fred W. Willis, 75, of Norman, IN, went home to be with God on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born April 22, 1940 in Percy, IL, he was the son of Ted and Frieda (Poenitske) Willis. He married Susie Ann Bell and she preceded him in death on December 25, 2010. He retired as a foreman from General Motors. Fred was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include three daughters, April Willis of Medora; Julie Kenney and husband, Tim, of IL and Jane Willis of IL; a son, Brian Willis and wife, Denise, of IL; a step-son , Alan Mills and wife, Sandy of Bedford; a step-daughter, Tina Mills, of Bedford; sixteen grandchildren, Brevin, Acasia, Calib, Joe, Tom, Jared, Damon, Logan, Mason, Michael, Brent, Alyssa, Rebecca, Justin, Jaylee and Anna; four step great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene Misselhorn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Willis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Dereck Fields officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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