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Obituaries For June 22, 2018
Updated June 22, 2018 9:09 AM
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Frederick Eugene Knight - Mitchell

February 27, 1934 - June 21, 2018

Frederick Eugene Knight, 84, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Paoli Health and Living Community.

Born February 27, 1934, in Mitchell, he was the son of John Charles and Ruth (Phillips)
Knight. Fred retired from General Electric.

Survivors include his brother, John Cecil Knight of Mitchell and niece, Gayle (Randy) Terrell of Mitchell

His parents; siblings, Leslie Knight and Helen Knight; and nieces, Leslie Chambers, Eva Knight, and Terri Knight, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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Obituaries For June 21, 2018
Updated June 21, 2018 2:35 PM
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William "Burrell" Jones - Shoals

February 29, 1924 - June 21, 2018

William "Burrell" Jones, 94, formally of Shoals, passed away at the Loogootee Nursing Center on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3 a.m. He was born February 29, 1924 in Martin County to Edward and Margaret (Hart) Jones. He attended Martin County Schools and was employed by the Rail Road. He loved to mine creeks for field stones and was an avid outdoorsman. He attended a non-denominational fellowship.

Survivors include one daughter, Naomi Fenley of Mitchell; three sons, William "Bill" Jones of Mitchell, John Paul Jones of Shoals, Dale Jones of Shoals; sisters, Reva Jo Szabo of Ft. Wayne, Mary Bridges of Mitchell, Edda Lou Smith of Mitchell, Carol Baker of Trinity Springs, Rosalie Bateman of Shoals, Janet Jones of Paoli; Brothers, Brad Jones of Whiteland, Claude Jones of Paoli, Edward Jones of Washington and Luther Jones of Paoli. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Sharon Stewart, Naomi Jones, Ruth Tow and Jean Byers; two brothers Jake Jones and George Jones.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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

Wendell Ray Hudson - Newburgh
August 6, 1964 - June 18, 2018

Wendell Ray Hudson, 53, of Newburgh, IN, passed away at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at his home.

Wendell was born August 6, 1964, in Bedford, IN, to the late Myron and Dorothy (Smith) Hudson. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School and continued his education at Harding University, studying journalism. Wendell was passionate about journalism, worked as a reporter for WBIW radio station and The Bedford Times Mail, and was proud to be a producer for Eyewitness News WEHT WTVW. He loved his family and friends and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them. Wendell's favorite pastime, however, was being "PopPop" to his favorite little guy, Cole. Wendell was a huge sports fan and always looked forward to refereeing the local basketball and football games in his free time. He was a member of the Newburgh Church of Christ where he would happily step in as an interim preacher and share his love for God whenever needed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 6 years, LuAnn (Thummler) Hudson; step-sons, Christopher Rhodaback (Amanda) of Newburgh, IN and Spencer Ellsperman of Kansas City, MO; grandson, Cole Rhodaback of Newburgh, IN; sister, Debbie Butler; brother, Tom Hudson; 5 nephews; 3 great-nieces; 5 great-nephews; and a very large, loving family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Dorothy (Smith) Hudson; grandparents, Dan and Eva Hudson; grandparents, Cotton and Elizabeth Smith; grandson, Zane Rhodaback.

Celebration of Life will be held at 4: p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN. Burial will be Private. Friends may visit from Noon until service time, Friday, June 22, 2018 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Evansville Highland Challenger League at 8126 Kings Cross Drive, Evansville, IN 47711.

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Jahue Irwin Mundy - Vinon, Virginia

April 2, 2018 - June 19, 2018

Jahue Irwin Mundy, 97, formerly of Huron, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Salem Veterans Affairs Medical
Center in Salem, Virginia.

Born April 25, 1921, in Huron, Indiana, he was the son of Ellis and Ketha Mundy. He married June Elizabeth Hunter in 1941 and she preceded him in death. Irwin retired from Grumman Aerospace Corporation. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of First Nazarene Church of Roanoke. Irwin was a 1940 graduate of Huron High School.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Dean Mundy of Indianapolis, Indiana and Ronnie E. Mundy of Vinton, Virginia; grandsons, Jimmy Dean Mundy, David Michael Mundy, and Jay Marshall Mundy; and great grandchildren Makenna Marie Mundy, Mason Michael Mundy, Dallas Mundy, Dee Mundy, Zaden Mundy, and Lex Mundy.

His wife, parents, and siblings, Renzo Mundy, Chester Mundy, David Mundy, and Melba Pierce preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

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Obituaries For June 20, 2018
Updated June 20, 2018 5:39 PM
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Ora Lee "Sam" Wright - Bedford

February 25, 1944 - June 20, 2018

Ora Lee "Sam" Wright, 74, of Bedford, died at 11:19 am on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his residence.

Born February 25, 1944, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Ralph G. and Maria M. (Mosier) Wright. He married Edna Hacker on May 6, 1989 and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2016. He retired from GM Powertrain as a machine operator and custodian. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ronald Wright, of Oolitic; a step-son, William Howard, II, of Bloomington; a step-daughter, Joy Taylor, of Springville; a granddaughter, Christina Taylor; two grandsons, Ashton Thompson, and Maxwell Thompson; a brother, Standley Wright, and wife, Carol, of Bedford; two half-brothers, Dwayne Wright, of Mitchell and Alan Wright, of Jasper; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his step-mother, Wilma Wright and a brother, Gerald Wright.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Funeral services will be
at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor David Ferry officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

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Obituaries For June 18, 2018
Updated June 19, 2018 6:59 AM
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John Paul Clark Sr. - Jasper

November 9, 1958 - June 16, 2018

John Paul Clark Sr., 79, of Jasper, passed away at 7:18 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.

He was born in Rutherford Township in Martin County on January 23, 1939 to Alfred and Wilma (Way) Clark. He married Patricia Jo Bledsoe on November 9, 1958 at the Loogootee United Methodist Church.

He attended the Truelove-Davis Schools and was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He worked at Jasper Desk and was employed by Jasper Wood Products until retirement. After retirement he enjoyed driving for the Amish, going for rides in the country, loved people watching, enjoyed watching old game shows and westerns on television and spending time with his family.

Survivors include daughters, Cathy Sue Schott of Jasper, Pamela Abrams and husband Greg of Oaktown, W. Marie Clark of Lynchburg, Ohio; sons, Steve Bledsoe and wife Tonya of Washington, John P. Clark Jr. and wife Barbera of Jasper, Gary Wayne Clark and wife Teresa of Loogootee; brothers, Frank Clark of Jasper, Jack Clark of Columbia, SC, Fred Clark of Jasper, Tom Clark of Columbia, SC; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Janet Kay Clark; three sisters, Betty Sutton, Mary Walton, Margie Clark; brothers Bill Clark, Robert Clark and Jim Clark; and grandson Christopher Scott Wiscaver.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will be held at a later date in the Goodwill Cemetery in Loogootee.

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

Charles Robert Bruner - Shoals

September 8, 1931 - June 16, 2018

Charles Robert Bruner, 86, of Shoals, passed away at 11:22 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his residence.

He was born in Martin County, Indiana on September 8, 1931 to Charles Wesley and Reina Charlotte (Dorman) Bruner. He married Judith Ann Spears on July 11, 1959. He graduated from Shoals High School, was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War, retired from NSWC Crane, started BJ Graphic Arts on Main Street in Shoals, and retired as a Rural Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Shoals. His hobbies included, woodworking, poetry, writing short stories, telling stories, drawing and was a Blade Smith.

He is survived by his children, Robert Joseph Bruner (Laurel) of Travers City Michigan, Charles David Bruner (Liz) of Newburgh, William Wesley Bruner (Kim) of Shoals, Deborah Ann Bruner Haviland of Shoals, Rebecca Lynn Bruner of Montgomery; Grand-Children, Stephanie Bruner, Killian Bruner, Devon Bruner, Khesha Bruner, Brittany Bruner, Sara Beier, Leslie Forston, Robert Forston, Adam Bruner, Jordan Haviland, Eilis Haviland, Abbigail Haviland, Malin Haviland, Lydia Bruner, Cassidy Bruner, Bristol Bruner; Great Grand-Children, Teran Stucki, Ava Stucki, Olivia Bruner, Phoebe Simmons, Colin Davis, Judy Davis, Kahle Davis, Carter Beier, Liam Beier, Eddie Payne, Atalie Aktins, Saylor Forston-Nuekam, Sophia Gibbs and one sister, Wahneta Rose Bruner Felton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, William "Bill" Bruner, David Nelson Bruner a nephew, Billy Sims and a niece, Cheryl Granger.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Hindostan United Methodist Church with Rev. Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals.

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

Joseph E. Taylor Sr. - Bedford


February 8, 1951 - June 15, 2018

Joseph E. Taylor Sr., 67, of Bedford, passed away at 6:42 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born February 8, 1951 in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of Edward and Lillian (Morgan) Taylor. He was a graduate of Marion High School, class of 1969. Joseph was a retired self-employed masonry contractor. He was a lifelong member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club.

He is survived by two sons, Joseph E. (Carol) Taylor Jr. and Jordan Trey Taylor, both of Bedford; two daughters, Tammy Mae Sanders of Bedford and Stacy Renee (Bobby) Raikes of Indianapolis; Eight grandchildren, Joyce, Zachary, Lillian, Riley, Spencer, Colton, Chloe, and Quinton; one great granddaughter, Haley; and two brothers, James Taylor and Jerry Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Phil Thorne officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Friday 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Mary Ruth Gentry - Bedford

Mary Ruth Gentry, 74, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Obituaries For June 14, 2018
Updated June 14, 2018 3:29 PM
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Dannie Jane Collins - Bedford

March 20, 2018 - June 13, 2018

Dannie Jane Collins, 3 months, of Bedford, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at her residence.

Born March 20, 2018 in Indianapolis, she is the daughter of Ryan and Keisha (Gill) Collins of Bedford.

Survivors include her parents, Keiannah Lee, Mallory Collins, paternal grandmother, Charlene Vanslyke of Indianapolis, paternal grandfather, Terry Collins and wife, Sandy of Bedford, maternal grandmother, Rebekah Cobb and husband, Doug of Springville.

She was preceded in death by her, maternal grandfather, J.D. Browning.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Dive Cemetery with Millard Jones officiating. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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