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Obituaries For October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014 9:06 AM
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David R. Jones, Sr. - Bedford

David R. Jones, Sr., 68, of Bedford, passed away at 12:25 a.m., Thursday at I.U. Health, Bedford.

Born September 27, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Raymond O. and Lois Jean (Pemberton) Jones. He attended Oolitic High School. He was a member of the Medora Christian Church. He was a retired truck driver.

Surviving are one son David R. Jones, Jr., of Oolitic; brothers and sisters, Helen (Charlie) Hoopingarner, of Bedford, Roy D. Jones, Sr. (Debra), of Springville, and Janie J. (Dick) Johnson, of East Oolitic; one granddaughter, Ashley N. Jones, of Oolitic; former wife Debra (Chastain) Davis, of Medora, whom he married on April 9, 1969; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce Ann Wade.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Bro. Stan Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Leatherwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday, Noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Glen Bauser Sr. - Springville

Glen Bauser, Sr., 65, of Springville, died at 9 pm on Thursday, October 30th at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Martha Davidson - Mitchell

Martha Davidson, 67, of Mitchell, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 30, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Haverly Funeral Chapel.

Keri R. Umphress Smith - Bedford

Keri R. Umphress Smith, 44, of Bedford, died at 2:38 pm on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a lengthy illness.

Born August 16, 1970 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Wayne Umphress and Deratha "Dee" (McClintock) Smith.

She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her mother, Dee Smith and husband, Jerald, of Utica, KY; her father, Wayne Umphress and wife,
Mary, of Bedford; a daughter, Ceara Smith of Philpot, KY; a son, Chance Smith of Utica, KY; a granddaughter, Allie
Raymer; a brother, Cody Umphress of Bloomington, IN; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jamie Umphress.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 1st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Spice Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 am
until the hour of service on Saturday, November 1st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Keri at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014 8:43 AM
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James "Jimmy" M. Summer - Bedford

James "Jimmy" M. Summers, 53, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at 12:02 p.m. at White River Lodge in Bedford.

He was born in Lawrence County on October 13, 1961 to Bill and Mary (Edwards) Summers. Jimmy was a graduate of BNL High School and was self employed.

Jimmy loved to fish with his dad Bill, he was the best brother in the world, and he had a heart of gold. He will be sadly missed by his family, gone but not forgotten.

Surviving are his son, Tanner Summers of Bedford ,his mother, Mary Summers of Bedford two brothers, Lonnie Summers of Bedford and Billy Summers of Fayetteville, two sisters, Connie Harrison of Bedford and Rhea Dawn Summers of Bedford, several nieces and nephews

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Bill Summers, grandparents, sister, Donna Kay Summers, and brother-in-law, Ronnie Harrison

Funeral services will be on Friday October 31, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Cresthaven Funeral Home. Friends may call on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery, Bro. Reno Bates is officiating

Roscoe James "Jim" Pavey - Bedford

Roscoe James "Jim" Pavey, 74, of Bedford, died at 8:30 am on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at I.U. Health Bedford.

Born June 8, 1940 in Bedford, he was the son of Roscoe James and Eula (Hardwick) Pavey. He married Elva Walls on October 24, 1969 and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Elva, of Bedford; two daughters, Jamie Herzner and husband, David, of Oolitic and Tammy York and husband, Billy, of Bedford; grandchildren, Debbie Kreuzman and husband, Chris, Emily Livingston and husband, Forrest, James and Jeremy York; two brothers, Carl Pavey and Donald Pavey; a sister, Malinda Adcock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Heather Rose York and a brother, Wesley Pavey.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 pm on Friday, October 31st at Patton Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jay Bennett officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from Noon until 1:30 pm on Friday, October 31st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of "Jim" at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For October 29, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014 1:55 PM
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Grace "Maurine" Peek Speer - Bloomington

Grace "Maurine" Peek Speer, 83, of Bloomington, went home to meet her loving husband, at 1:47 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at I.U. Health, Bloomington.

Born April 2, 1931, in Alabama, she was the daughter of George S. Peek and Grace (Bailey) Peek.

She married Curtis L. Speer on December 25, 1959; he died on January 25, 2010.

She was a graduate of Pontiac (MI) High School and had worked at RCA, Bloomington, before marriage. She was a member of Hillside Church of Christ, and was a homemaker for 50 years. She enjoyed gardening, especially growing orchids.

Surviving are her son, Roger Speer, and her loving daughter-in-law Sandy Imhausen Speer, Springville; daughter, Rhonda Speer, Bloomington; step-grandchildren, Brad Imhausen and Shannon Hitchcock; great grandchildren, Colton, Baylee and Brenlee Imhausen and Kenley Hitchcock; brother, Cloyd Peek and his children Andy (Pamela) Peek, Jan Deckard, Mindy Peek, and Ramona Peek Hunter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; several aunts and uncles; and one nephew, Tim Peek.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Bro. Larry Dalton officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com.

Memorial contributions may be considered to Riley Children's Hospital and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation.



Obituaries For October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014 3:17 PM
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Gene R. Miller - Paoli

Gene R. Miller, 92, of Paoli, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Mary Jo (Fitzpatrick) Miller.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28th at Ames Chapel Cemetery. No calling hours are scheduled.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Eva Ruth Knight - Bedford
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Eva Ruth Knight, 52, passed away Sunday morning, October 26, 2014, at her residence.

Born July 27, 1962, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Leslie and Margueritte (Taylor) Knight.
Eva was a Section Eight Coordinator. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1980 and a was also a graduate of Indiana University.

Survivors include her sister, Gayle Terrell, Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Randy Terrell, Laci Terrell, Jonathon Terrell, Amanda Terrell,Tyson Banks, Jerald Leatherman, Christopher Leatherman, several great nieces and nephews, special uncles, J. C. Knight, Fred Knight

Her parents and sisters, Terri Knight and Leslie Chambers, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, at Mitchell Cemetery with Rev. Ronnie Frost, Jr. officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Gene R. Miller - Paoli

Gene R. Miller, 92, of Paoli, died Sunday, October 26th at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Freedona R. Sowders Scott - Bedford

Freedona R. (Sowder) Scott, "Granny", 98, of Bedford died Sunday morning at her home.

born April 14, 1916 in Bartlettsville to Britle and Letitia Owens) Sowder. She married Tom Scott on December, 30, 1933 and he preceded her in death on July 29, 2994 after 61 years of marriage.

She attended a one-room school house in Bartlettsville, then Heltonville School. She retired from RCA in Bloomington. She was a member of Bartlettsville Christian Church and enjoyed quilting, gardening and reading.

Survivors include one son Wilson "Joe" and wife Connie Scott; three daughters Rheadawn and husband Leroy Young and Wilma Rife, of Heltonville and Jill Tuell, of Mitchell; one sister Mildred and husband Bill Acuff, of Heltonville; 12 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and 4 step great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters; Margaret Harden and Gladys in infancy; one son Thomas "Tubb" Scott, three grandchildren Tommy DAle Scott, Scotty and Shelly Rife; three brothers Sylvester, Gerald and Ray Sowders, one brother in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. till the service time at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Bartlettsville Christian Cemetery with Bro. Jim Fisher officiating.

Eva Ruth Knight - Bedford

Eva Ruth Knight, 52, passed away Sunday morning, October 26, at her residence.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.



Obituaries For October 24, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014 7:42 PM
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Marlina Kay Malott - Bedford

Marlina Kay Malott, 62, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, at her residence.

Born June 25, 1952, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Elmer and Bessie (Harris) Baker. She married Carl Edward "Ed" Malott. She retired from Visteon and received a degree from Ivy Tech.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Malott, Bedford; daughters, Lisa Kay Grace, Mitchell, Kerrie LeAnn Barlow, Bloomington, Michelle Lynn Canderan, Bloomington, Misty Dawn Brown, Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Flynn, Kenneth Edward Grace, Kenna Rochelle Robertson, Dustin Adam Spradlin, Stephanie Sosbe, Coty Alan Bireley, Skylar Wayne Bireley, Eleesha Danielle Terry, Cloey Brieanne Jacox, Chance Atkins, Jonathon Barlow; great grandchildren, Alexis Lindley Lamb, Lamontika Lynn Robertson, Dashawn Markus Robertson, Sydney Marie Flynn, Sylis James Robertson, Nadilyn Rose Robertson

Her parents; and siblings, Betty Deweese, Susie Gammon, Mary Bundy, Roger McCoy, and Steven Baker, preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Paul Emery Flinn - Mitchell
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Paul Emery Flinn, 75, passed away at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 11, 1939, in Harrodsburg, he was the son of Opal and Marian (Robinson) Flinn. He married Mary Enochs September 25, 1965. Paul retired from the Indiana State Highway Department and was a 34-year member of Cornerstone Worship Center. He enjoyed singing in church and watching Indiana University basketball games.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Flinn, Mitchell; son, Adam Flinn, Bedford; daughters, Gina (Randy) Williams, Mitchell, Paula (Perry) Lagenour, Williams, Cindy (Corey) Housel, Mitchell;10 grandchildren, Lauren and Aubrey White, Mia and Avery Williams, Matthew and Jonathon Nikirk, Coty and Drew Lagenour, Coreena and Cade Housel; brother, Billy Flinn, Mitchell; sisters, Norma Albright, Mitchell, Helen Koontz, Bloomington, Anna (Claude) Long, Spencer, Bonnie Parker, Mitchell, Phyllis (Ronnie) White, Mitchell

His parents; brothers, Kenneth, Ralph, and Robert Flinn; and sisters, Linda and Barbara Flinn preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastors Rodney Reynolds and Gerald Flynn officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

Sharon Sue Nicholson - Bedford

Sharon Sue Nicholson, 74, of Bedford, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born March 28, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Oma Victor and Dorothy Fields. She married Melvin Nicholson on March 3, 1962; he died September 16, 1995. She was a member of Dive Christian Church, Bedford, and was a homemaker.

Surviving are four sons, Melvin (Lisa) Nicholson, Jr., Massachusetts; Otis (Michelle) Nicholson, Georgia; Jerry (Deana) Nicholson, Indiana; and Brian Nicholson, Georgia; one daughter, Terri (Terry) Kidd, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Craig Nicholson, Christina Nicholson, Otis Nicholson, Jr., Travis Kidd, Devin Nicholson, Hunter Moore, Zander Nicholson, and Cody Nicholson; two brothers, Larry Field and Bill Fields, both of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, in infancy, and one brother, Bob Fields.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, October, 27, 2014, at Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fergusonlee.com

Will D. Fortner - Bedford

Will D. Fortner, 29, of Bedford, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at his residence.

Born May 3, 1985 in Elkton, MD, he was the son of William Fortner and Betty (Walker) Arthur. He was the co-owner of
the Olde Downtown Tavern and the New World Famous Hideaway Lounge.

Survivors include a son, Peyton Fortner; a daughter, Kyla Fortner; his mother, Betty, of Bedford; two sisters, Patty
Allen and husband, Bradley, of Bedford and Jean Hatcher of Mitchell; three nephews, Tyler Allen and Marcus Allen both of Bedford, Brayton Hatcher; a niece, Lexi Hatcher both of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his father, his paternal grandmother, Mary Melendez; an uncle, Kenneth Melendez; an aunt, Anna Melendez and a nephew, Kiven Gillespie.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, October 28th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on Monday, October 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the family to assist with expenses.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Will at www.daycarter.com.

John Andis - Springville

John Andis, 86, of Springville, died at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his residence.

Born January 1, 1928 in Springville, he was the son of Opher and Rosie (McFarland) Andis. He married Phyllis A. Banks on December 29, 1945 and she preceded him in death on October 15, 2013. He retired from Westinghouse and was a veteran of WW II serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Springville Trinity Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Brassine, Shirley Abel and Sherri Shelton and husband, Max, all of Springville; a son, Johnny Andis and wife, Sandy, of Trinity Springs; thirteen grandchildren; forty-two great grandchildren; fourteen great great grandchildren; a brother, Jessie Andis and wife, Ann, of Paoli; three sisters, Mary Lou Thompson of Oolitic, Martha Howard of Paoli and Gladys Blake of Springville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons-in-law, Bill Abel and Gary Brassine; three brothers, Curt, Roy and Ray Andis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Wendell Phillips. Burial will follow in Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of John at www.daycarter.com.

Will D. Fortner - Bedford

Will D. Fortner, 29, of Bedford, died Wednesday, October 22nd at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.




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