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Obituaries For February 23, 2018
Updated February 23, 2018 3:08 AM
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Inez Sorrells - Shoals

December 10, 1924 - February 21, 2918

Inez Sorrells, 93 of Shoals, passed away at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.

She was born on December 10, 1924 in Shoals to Sid and Inez (Bowden) Queen. She married Lawrence A. Sorrells and he preceded her in death on January 23, 2018. Inez graduated in 1943 from Shoals High School and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shoal Eagles Auxiliary and the Shoals American Legion Auxiliary. She owned and operated Queen's Clothing Store on Main Street in Shoals and was a Shoals Community School Board member for several years and was a founding member of Gamma lota Psi XI in 1947.

She is survived by her daughter Kristy Wininger, of Shoals; three grandchildren Shane Roush and his wife Brenda, of Shoals, Cody Roush and his wife Michelle, of Shoals, Ashley Roush, of Shoals; great grandchildren Katey, Ellie and Colln Roush.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, five sisters Mary Vogel, Alma Armstrong, Bonnie Evans, Jane Bailey, Tatsy Fisher; five brothers Jimmy Queen, Sid Queen, Gordon Queen, Cobb Queen and Loly Queen.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Shoals with the Reverend Father Kenneth Walker officiating. Burial will be in spring hill cemetery. visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Queen Lee Chapel in Shoals.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.



Obituaries For February 21, 2018
Updated February 22, 2018 6:53 AM
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Phyllis Jean Bruton - Bedford

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July 17, 1930-February 17, 2018

Phyllis Jean Bruton, 87, of Bedford went into God's presence on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at her residence.

Born July 17, 1930 in Bloomington, IN she was the daughter of Merle and Ethel (Mitchell) Taylor. She married E.J. Bruton on June 18, 1949 and he preceded her in death October 11, 2003. They were married 54 years.

Phyllis was a co-laborer with her husband Rev. E. J. Bruton ordained with the Assemblies of God in ministry for over 35 years. Their pastorates in Indiana were in Booneville, Clinton, Mishawaka, Plymouth, Bedford and Portage. They also ministered in Springfield, MO and Sturgis, MI. Phyllis served as the church pianist/organist and coordinated the music ministry, children's ministry, women's ministry, Bible quiz teams and special drama events. She was also a beloved and faithful Sunday School teacher. She hosted many evangelists and missionaries as guests in their home over the years. She was currently a member of Tabernacle of Praise.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking special meals for them and creating holiday memories. Phyllis loved to spend time decorating her home as well as caring for family pets and taking care of her beautiful plants and flowers.

Survivors include her two daughters Jennifer ("Ginger") Crouch and husband Mark of Martinsville, Joni Stansbury and husband David of Springville; four grandchildren, Jesika (Crouch) Smith of Bargersville, Jamison Crouch of Cloverdale, Kyle Stansbury of Bedford, Kandace (Stansbury) Lecocq of Baltimore, MD; and three great grandchildren, Jaxton and
Jessalyn Smith of Bargersville, Saja Lecocq of Baltimore, and a fourth great grandchild due in April.

She is also survived by her beloved sister, Mary Kathryn (Taylor) Bellah of Avon, a brother-in-law Ray Roepke of Springfield, MO and a sister-in-law Mary Alice Smith of Monticello and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of Southern Care Hospice for the care of their mother in her last illness.

Funeral services will be held at Tabernacle of Praise at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24 with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow the service at Clover Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Mark Edward Wienhoff (Wray) - Overland, MO

December 30, 1962 - February 16, 2018

Mark Edward Wienhoff (Wray), 55, of Overland, MO, died at 5:15 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Born December 30, 1962 in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Charles Weinhoff and Mildred Lenora Wray. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include two sons, Joshua Ryan Owens and Matthew Logan Owens, and his mother, Mildred. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th at the Mundell Christian Church with Michael Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, February 24th at the Mundell Christian Church.

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



Obituaries For February 20, 2018
Updated February 20, 2018 1:14 PM
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Eli Tommy New - Mitchell

December 6, 1932 - February 18, 2018

Eli Tommy New, 85, of Mitchell, died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born December 6, 1932 in Wayne Co., Kentucky, he was the son of Lloyd and Vannie (New) New. He married Lena Marie Warren on May 18, 1956 and she preceded him in death on December 23, 1995. He was a hooker at Indiana Limestone and a laborer for Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Japan during the Korean War and a member of the Cecil Martin Post #250 American Legion in Mitchell. He was a deacon at the General Baptist Church in East Oolitic for several years and later joined Calvary Chapel Church. He was a friend to everyone and would do whatever he could to help without expecting anything in return.

Survivors include a son, Bill New, of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Landon, Leo and Wylie New; a brother, Daniel, of Bedford; a sister, Donna, of Bloomington; several nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in- law.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Jim McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of the Cecil Martin Post #250 American Legion. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, February 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com

Jerry Dean Milligan II - Mitchell

October 18, 1988 - February 18, 2018

Jerry Dean Milligan II, 29, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018, at his residence.

Born October 18, 1988, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Jerry Dean Milligan and Patricia Kay York. He married Amber Marie Busick July 9, 2016. Jerry enjoyed playing video games and was a member of Ruffcut Ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Amber Marie Milligan of Mitchell; parents, Patricia Kay York of Mitchell
Jerry Dean Milligan of Mitchell; brothers, Dustin Milligan of Mitchell; Devon Milligan of Mitchell

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, February 22, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Cremation was chosen and burial will be at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.



Obituaries For February 19, 2018
Updated February 19, 2018 4:20 PM
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William G. Henderson - Bedford

March 25, 1933-February 17, 2018

William G. Henderson, 84, of Bedford died at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital in New Albany.

Born March 25, 1933 in Mitchell, he was the son of Kelsey Opal and Doris (Railing) Henderson. He married Sandra S. "Sonnie" Chambers on June 4, 1954 and she survives. William was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After a career in real estate, he was a Senior Vice President of Stone City Bank for many years and then Executive Director of the Southern Indiana Development Commission until he retired.

He was a community advocate, consummate volunteer and passionate leader. A lifelong Democrat, he was active for many years in local politics. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he served as a Certified Lay Minister, Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a Member and Past Master of the Bedford Masonic Lodge F&M #14 for 60 years and a member of the Lawrence County Past Masters Association. He raised over 70 men into the Masonic Lodge, including his own grandson Travis Biesel. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of Elks Lodge #826, Bedford City Councilman, Bedford Chamber of Commerce (President), Bedford Planning Commission (President), Lawrence County United Way (President), Bedford Board of Zoning Appeals, Sheriff's Merit Board, Power Squadron, Alcohol Beverage Commission Board SCAVI (South Central Association of the Visually Impaired) and Bedford Little Theater. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

He loved time with his family, world-wide travel, sailing, bicycling, cooking and taught himself to play over ten musical instruments. He was a talented artist, drawing favorite cartoon characters on playhouses, bedroom walls, the Children's Area at Garden Villas and in the halls of Englewood Elementary School. After his failing sight no longer allowed him to drive, he was seen daily walking throughout town.

Survivors include his wife, Sonnie of Bedford; two sons: Stephen "Marc" Henderson and wife Jo of Evansville, and William "Patrick" Henderson and wife Gina of Owensburg; one daughter, Lois "Suzanne" Bowman and husband Ken of Sellersburg; nine grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters-in- law Lois Henderson and Jimmy Jansen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers: Frank Burns Henderson and Garris R. Henderson, one brother-in- law James M. Jansen and two sisters-in- law Jackie Henderson and
Phyllis Chambers.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastors Nathan Sundt and Riley Walker officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. William chose cremation and burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Wilma Laverne Fountain - Zelma

October 10, 1932-February 17, 2018

Wilma Laverne Fountain, 85, of Zelma, died at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born October 10, 1932 she was the daughter of Zanford and Margaret (Martin) Kinser. She married George W. Fountain on June 18, 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2017. She attended the Donica Church of God.

Survivors include: a son, George Michael Fountain and wife, Bonnie, of Zelma; a daughter Paula Brooking and husband, Louie, of Zelma; five grandsons, Troy and Eric Fountain, both of Zelma, Cory Fountain and wife, Cassidy, of Turkey, Kevin W. Brooking and wife, Robin, of Ellettsville, Nathan Brooking and wife, Kara, of Pickens, SC; nine great grandchildren, Hannah Fountain, Billy Fountain, Ella Fountain, Emma Fountain, Chloe Fountain, Benjamin Fountain, Kinsley Brooking, Charlotte Brooking, and Colton Brooking; one great great granddaughter, Sadie Hollar; two brothers, Richard Kinser and wife, Sharon, of Heltonville, and Gene Kinser, of Bedford; two sisters, Ann Hunt and husband, Gordon, of Norman, and Nancy Sowder and husband, Butch, of Bedford; a brother-in- law, Duane Chastain, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Billy Fountain, and a sister, Kathryn Chastain.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kendall Hendrickson officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family would like friends to write a favorite memory of Laverne to add to the memory basket.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For February 18, 2018
Updated February 18, 2018 11:38 AM
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James Wade Patton, Sr. - Springville

April 8, 1944-February 17, 2018

James Wade Patton, Sr., 73 of Springville died at 10:25 AM on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born April 8, 1944 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Enoch O. and Gertie (New) Patton. He married Linda Lemen on December 28, 1972 and she preceded him in death on October 12, 2003. He was a 1962 graduate of Needmore High School, a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He retired from NSWC Crane.

Survivors include two daughters: Amy Garland and husband David of Bedford, and Barbara Patton of Bedford; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Garland of Bedford; six brothers: Donald O. Patton and wife Patty of Solsberry, Samuel O. Patton and wife Eloise of Ellettsville, Clifford D. Patton and wife Sue of Heltonville, George Wayne Patton (his twin) of Springville, Ronald E. Patton of Florida, Keith D. Patton of Bloomington, several nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three children: Cameron, Crystal, and James Wade, Jr., one brother, Kenneth D. Patton, and three sisters: Mildred J. Stalker, Virginia R. Owen, and Linda Lou Patton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery where members of the Gillen Post #33 American Legion will accord military rites. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



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