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Obituaries For Dec. 7, 2016
Updated December 7, 2016 2:59 AM
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Kenneth Mundy - Mitchell

Kenneth Mundy, 85, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, December 6, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center



Obituaries For Dec. 5, 2016
Updated December 6, 2016 7:15 AM
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Nellie Marie Young - Mitchell

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January 23, 1941 - December 2, 2016

Nellie Marie Young, 75, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, December 2, 2016, at Indiana University Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 23, 1941, in Wayne County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Edward and Myra (Neal) Richardson. She married Foxey C. Young and he preceded her in death November 29, 1990. Nellie retired from Dana Corporation and was a member of the Moose Lodge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She loved camping and being with friends and family.

Survivors include her children, Jerry K. (Bonita) Young of Mitchell, Kay (Randy) Wood of Lafayette, Tyce Young of Shoals, Joe David (Susan) Young of Mitchell, Lisha Young of Shoals, Pam (Bruce) Ray of Bedford; significant other, Don Chasteen of Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, John Richardson of Oaktown; sister, Virginia Johnston of Plant City, Florida

Her parents; and siblings, Effie Waters, Billy Richardson, and Alma Foster, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. till 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service
Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

Betty Whitted - Avoca

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June 12, 1936 - December 3, 2016

Betty Whitted, 80, of Avoca, went home to be with the Lord at 10:15 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Westview Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

Born June 12, 1936, in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of Thomas Gilbert and Frances Ford. She married David Whitted on August 19, 1954 and he survives. She retired as an estimator from Otis Elevator and was a member of the Crossroads Church.

Survivors include her husband, David, of Avoca; a daughter, Denise Whitted, of Avoca; a daughter-in- law, Linda; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jennifer and Jamie; five great grandchildren, Layla, Lucy, Sammy, Ellie and Mallie; a brother, Charles Ford, of Florida; a sister, Eunice Younger, of Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Donald Jeffery and Michael David Whitted; a great granddaughter, Lillian M.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7th at Crossroads Community Church with Pastor Ken Ransom officiating. Private committal will follow in the Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6th at Crossroads Community Church and from 10 a,m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, December 7th at Crossroads Community Church.

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

Vicky Gayle "Susie" Lancaster - Bloomington

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May 3, 1949 - November 27, 2016

Vicky Gayle "Susie" Lancaster, 67, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 3, 1949, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Irene (McNeely) Dorsett.

Vicky graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967, and was self-employed. She resided in Indio, California for many years. She was an avid reader, loved gardening, playing cards, and being with friends and family. Vicky was a member and past president of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary.

Survivors include her great niece, whom she raised, Kristiahah Earl of Colorado; siblings, Robert Dorsett of Texas, Mike (Sue) Dorsett of Bedford; nieces and nephews, Debbie Dorsett, Randy Dorsett, Phillip Dorsett, Lorna Dorsett, David Case, Tina Case Smith, Dana Case, Michelle Wade, Melinda Davis, Michael Dorsett, Keely Johnson Armstrong, Eric Dorsett, Adam Dorsett, Heather Dorsett Hughes, Paula Dorsett Taylor, Pamela Dorsett, Kristy Mann, Kent Mann, Stephanie Lyon, and Stacey Earl

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Mary Lou (Bill) Case, William R. "Buss" (Pauline) Dorsett, Beverly Mann Earl, Ricky D. Dorsett, and an infant brother, Rufus Gilbert, Jr.; and niece, Kelly Mann.

Cremation was chosen and the burial and celebration of life will be in the spring.

Memorial Contributions: Monroe County Humane Society or Coats for Kids

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



Obituaries For Dec. 2, 2016
Updated December 2, 2016 4:43 PM
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Mark Raymond LeClair - Bedford

November 12, 1964 - December 2, 2016

Mark Raymond LeClair, 52, of Bedford, went home to be with the Lord at 1:02 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 12, 1964, in Sacramento, CA, he was the son of Theodore Raymond LeClair and Marilyn (Pedersen) Drewes. He married Donna Delphia on May 18, 2000 and she survives. He was a tow truck driver and attended Tabernacle of Praise.

He leaves behind a loving family including his wife, Donna, of Bedford; a daughter, Emma LeClair, of Bedford; a son, Wyatt LeClair, of Bedford; two step-sons, Eddie Allen, of Brazil, IN and Kevin Allen, of Bedford; two step-granddaughters; a sister, Michelle LeClair, of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th at Tabernacle of Praise with Pastor Gary Thomas and Pastor Tom Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, December 7th at the church.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Tabernacle of Praise.

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



Obituaries For Dec. 1, 2016
Updated December 2, 2016 7:44 AM
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Bernice (Morrison) Alhorn - Bedford

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February 21, 1926- November 30, 2016

Bernice (Morrison) Alhorn, 90, of Bedford, died at 4:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Westview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation.
Born February 21, 1926 in Tennessee, she was the daughter of Herschel and May (Hudson) Morrison. She married Marion E. Alhorn on February 27, 1946 and he passed away on June 5, 1999. Bernice was a cashier for Hooks Drugs for many years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include her three daughters, Rosemary (Bill) Clampitt of Bedford, Rebecca (Charles) Bliss of Bedford and Bernadette (Larry) Dipple of Anderson; son, Richard Alhorn; sister, Goldie Milan of Tennessee; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion; daughter, JoEllen Lee; three sisters, Alberta, Genez and Lucille; brother, Garner Morrison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Visitation will be 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. today Thursday at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

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



Obituaries For Nov. 29, 2016
Updated November 30, 2016 7:13 AM
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Jessie J. Jones - Springville

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March 20, 1928 - November 28, 2016

Jessie J. Jones, 88, of Springville, died Monday, November 28, 2016 at his residence.

Born March 20, 1928, in Wayne Co., KY, he was the son of Everett and Patty (Keith) Jones. He married Georgia Wilma Maxwell on December 26, 1952 and she preceded him in death on July 8, 2009. He was an operator for the Limestone Industry and a Pentecostal Evangelist for forty-eight years. He was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise and attended Oolitic Pentecostal Church and Chapel Hill Pentecostal Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army from November 27, 1951 to November 27, 1953. He was the last living sibling of his family.

Survivors include four sons, Tom Jones and wife, Geneva, of Bedford, Ronnie Jones, of Springville, Paul Jones and wife, Sarah, of Bedford, and Scott Jones and wife, Jacque, of Springville; two daughters, Rita Reynolds and husband, Tommy, of Monticello, KY and Maria Terry of Bedford; seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wilma; twelve brothers and sisters, a grandson, Matt Jones and a great grandson, Daniel Reynolds.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st at the Tabernacle of Praise with Gary Thomas and Marty Speer officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from Noon until the hour of service on Thursday, December 1st at the church.

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

Noble Elmer Beasley - Mitchell

Noble Elmer Beasley, 72, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at his residence.

Born July 18, 1944, in Mitchell he was the son of Noble "Buck" and Rosie May (Hardin) Beasley. He married Dianna Faye Robbins September 5, 1964. Noble retired from Carpenter Body Works with 32 years of service, and during his tenure refurbished a school bus for the Smithsonian Institute.

Survivors include his wife, Dianna F. Beasley of Mitchell; children, Dianna Rose Cornett of Orleans, Faye Hall of Bedford, Chris Beasley of Mitchell; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; siblings, Kenneth Beasley of West Virginia, Michael Dale Beasley of Mitchell, Peggy Lee McCameron of Mitchell

His parents; children, Cherie Lou Mills, Terry Beasley and Larry Beasley; and siblings, Stephen James Beasley, Patricia Ann George, and Jesse David Beasley, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

Betsy Helen Stancombe - Mitchell

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January 30, 1939 - November 27, 2016

Betsy Helen Stancombe, 77,of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 30, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of David Crockett and Sylvia (Tincher) Jones. She married Lenuel Stancombe August 7, 1958, and he preceded her in death April 10, 2005. Betsy had been employed at RCA and Dunn Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening.

Survivors include her daughters, Debra Jeanette Jean of Mitchell, Lisa Kay of Wabash; grandchildren, Melissa Sears, Lacey Turner, Gregory Jean, Jacob Jean,and Taylor Jean; siblings, Roberta Tow of Bedford, Joseph Jones of Mitchell, Albert Jones of Mitchell, John Jones of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews

Her parents; son, Lenuel Dean Stancombe; and siblings, George Jones, Elsie Irwin, Mary Schultz, Joyce Jones, and Thelma Denny, preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Thursday, December 1, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Following cremation, burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery at a later date.

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

Jack Andrew Kimmel - Bedford

March 16, 1925 - November 26, 2016

Jack Andrew Kimmel, 91, of Bedford, died at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.

Born March 16, 1925, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clinton and Bessie (Wolfinger) Kimmel. He married Mary O. Lockenour on April 26, 1947 and she preceded him in death on October 2, 2013. He retired from General Motors after thirty-four years of service. He enjoyed farming and gardening. Jack was known for his sense of humor and storytelling. He loved being around family. He was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the 3rd Army in Europe.

Survivors include four sons, Steven Kimmel (Elayne), Benjamin Kimmel (Marilyn Gayle), Dwight Kimmel (Barbara), all of Springville, and Joseph Kimmel (Cheryl), of Bedford; two daughters, Bonnie Morrow (Bruce), of Nashville, and Connie Kimmel of Bedford; grandchildren, Teresa Barger (Tony), Jill Smith (David), Darren Kimmel (Libby), Capt. Travis Kimmel (Blair), Brandt Kimmel (Ashlie), Lane Kimmel (Lesley), Jesse Kimmel (Alison), Zach Kimmel, Nikki Kimmel, Abby McAfee (Nolan), Wes Morrow (Kayla); great grandchildren, Nathan Kimmel, Sherah Bland, Johnna Barger, Leah Smith, Rachel Smith, Hannah Smith, Hope Smith, Faith Smith, Cole Kimmel, Mallory Kimmel, Madison Kimmel, Carter Kimmel, Eleanor Kimmel, Jackson Kimmel, Joseph McAfee, Atticus McAfee and Esther McAfee; great great grandchildren, Jordyn Kimmel and Ryder Kimmel; three brothers, James, Lloyd (Louise) and George (Kay) Kimmel; one sister, Marie Kozik. '

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers, John, Charles and Robert Kimmel and a sister, Genevieve Armstrong.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 2nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Ed Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, December 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on-line at stjude.org.

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

Joe L. Brain - Springville

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January 21, 1935 - November 26, 2016

Joe L. Brain, 81, of Springville, died at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at I.U. Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born January 21, 1935, in Lancaster, OH, he was the son of Joseph and Bessie Brain. He married Judy Prince on February 17, 1996 and she survives. He was self-employed and owner of King Septic Service for forty years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S Marine Corps and attended Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the N.R.A.

Survivors include his wife, Judy, of Springville; children, Aaron Brain and wife, Mattie, of Springville, Jeffrey Brain of Shawswick, Theresa Magnus and husband, Mike, of Oolitic, Angie Brain and Bruce Shank, of Spencer, Jerry Brain and wife, Sarah, of Indianapolis, Deborah Phillips, of Georgia, Rick Phillips and wife, Barb, of Norman, Dennis Phillips and wife, Paula, of Springville, Donna Guarneri and husband, Joe, of Springville, Bruce Phillips and companion, Marsha, of Springville, Shane Phillips and wife, Andrea, of Springville; twenty-seven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a sister, Barbara Mortenson and husband, Virgil, of Lancaster, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Herbold and his first wife, Mary Lou Brain.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Mike Winters and Pastor Dallas Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in Springville Cemetery West where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



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