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Obituaries For March 22, 2017
Updated March 24, 2017 6:52 AM
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Sue Ann Little - Mitchell

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November 2, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Sue Ann Little, 81,of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 2, 1935, in Huntingburg, she was the daughter of Allen and Mary Louise (Montgomery) Graves. She married Walter H."Stibe" Little June 7, 1957, and he preceded her in death July 15, 2010. Sue retired from Essex. She was a member of the First Church of God and a 1954 graduate of Mitchell High School. Sue loved reading and crossword puzzles.

Surviving: children, Lisa (Glenn) Coyle of Mitchell, Richard (Missy) Little of Mitchell, Gary Little of Mitchell, Amy Houshour of Mitchell, Lana (Scott) Payton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Matthew Coyle, Amber (Andy) Mullen, Aaron "Bub" (Dara) Little, Brian Coyle, Zachary (Heather) Payton, Cody (Ashley) Payton, Josh Little, Autumn Houshour, and Jacob Little; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Clyde "Monty" Stewart of Jasper; sister, Allene Hunter of Heltonville

Her parents; husband; and brother, Elmer Stewart, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. Sunday, and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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



Obituaries For March 21, 2017
Updated March 21, 2017 6:30 AM
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Arnold Dewayne Shelton - Bedford

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November 11, 1946 - March 18, 2017

Arnold Dewayne Shelton, 70, of Bedford, passed away Saturday afternoon at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born November 11, 1946 in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald Shelton and Ruby Lessig Shelton. He retired as a cook from Hobby's Inn in Bedford after 27 years. He was a veteran, serving in the US Army during Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Surviving are five children, Holly Goodman, of Bloomington, Lee Shelton and his wife Kim, Allison Brock and her husband Adam, Alyssa Shelton, Christopher Shelton and his wife Whitney, all of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Brandon, Logan, Adalia, Sasha, Nathalie, Mercedes, and Ruby; two great-grandchildren, Max and Cecilia; three brothers, Jerry, of Mitchell, Stephen and his wife Sandy, of Shoals, Jim and his wife Linda, of Mitchell; one sister, Sheila Shelton and partner Diane, of Bedford.

He was preceded by his parents and a brother, Chet Shelton.

Graveside services will be held at 12:30 pm Wednesday, March 22nd at the Bass Cemetery with military rites accorded by Gillen Post# 33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until Noon at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



Obituaries For March 20, 2017
Updated March 20, 2017 6:56 AM
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Moyne Imogene Powell - Mitchell

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January 15, 1937 - March 18, 2017

Moyne Imogene Powell, 80, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Born January 15, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Fred and Esther (Winkler) Beasley. She married Bernard Earl Powell August 19, 1955. Moyne was employed by the Mitchell Community Schools and has served as secretary in the elementary schools since 1963. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954, and was a member and organist at Liberty Baptist Church. Her life was children, and she loved to work.

Survivors include her husband, Bernard Powell of Mitchell; daughter, Sheila Annette (Bradley) Mook of Floyds Knobs, son, Timothy Powell of Mitchell; grandchildren, Josh Mook, Seth Mook, and Craig Powell; 4 great grandchildren; twin brother, Russell (Sue) Beasley of Mitchell; sister-in- law, Delores Beasley of Mitchell

Her parents and brother, Charles Beasley, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Liberty Baptist Church with Reverend Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30 p.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

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



Obituaries For March 18, 2017
Updated March 19, 2017 9:49 AM
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Mary E. Warren - Bedford
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December 17, 1919-March 15, 2017

Mary E. Warren, 97, of Bedford died at 7:35 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Born December 17, 1919 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of James Franklin and Luverna (Burks) Craig. She was a member of the Williams Church of Christ and had been a volunteer at the Bedford Nursing Home. She had worked 18 years as a machine operator at RCA.

Survivors include two sons: Roland Warren, of Gulf Port, MS, and Steve Warren, and his wife Donna, of Bedford; one daughter: Loretta Morehead, and her husband Robert, of Colorado Springs, CO; two granddaughters: Xan Warren of Cookville, TN, Nichole Krahenbuhl, and her husband Shawn, of Bedford, IN; one grandson: Robbie Warren, and his wife Mindy, of Bedford, IN; ten great-grandchildren: Ryan Krahenbuhl, Tyler Krahenbuhl, Shyanna MacAdie, Michaella Sullivan, Aquinnah McLaughlin, Dalton Cooper, Bailey Cooper, Britta Warren, Bella Warren, and Beau Warren; four great great-grandchildren: Keagan, Atreyu, Hailey, and Wynter; one sister: Pauline Willis of Shaumburg, IL; daughter-in- law, Betty.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Leonard Dean Warren; one grandson Raymond Lee Warren; five brothers: Cleophus Craig, Amos William Craig, Herschel Leo Craig, and Raymond Craig, Everett Craig; two sisters, Ruth Davis and Ethel May Craig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Paul Guthrie officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bedford North Lawrence Community Scholarship Foundation.

The family would like to Thank the staff at Stonebridge Health Campus, Garden Villa, and Melanie Hacker and staff with the TASC bus for the love and care they showed Mary for many years.

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

Jason T. Bailey - Bedford
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May 6, 1973-March 17, 2017

Jason T. Bailey, 43, of Bedford died at 1:01 pm on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Born May 6, 1973 in Lawrence County he was the son of Dennis "Denny" and G. Susie (Fish) Bailey. He was a Transfer Station Operator for Lawrence County Solid Waste Management District. He was a member of the Mundell Christian Church and an avid hunter.

Survivors include his mother, G. Susie Bailey, of Bedford; one daughter, Andrea Bailey, of Bedford; one son, Mason Bailey, of Bedford; a grandson, Brynn Houlette; his loving companion, Lisa Wilcoxen, of Bedford; one brother, Jared Bailey and his wife Brittany, of Bedford; Uncles: David Fish and his wife Donna, of Bedford, Duane Bailey and his wife Dana, of Bedford, and Gerald Whitted and his wife Marjorie, of Heltonville; Aunts: Verla Norman and her husband Don, of Brownstown, JoAnne Bailey, of Bedford, Marian Bartlett and her husband Joe, of Bedford, Marilyn Grissom, of FL, Annie Hornback and husband Arvil, of Greenwood, Annette Bailey, of Heltonville, Rita Gray and husband Raymond, of Salem, Shana Hobson and husband Mike, of Bedford, Kay Fish, of Springville.

He was preceded in death by father Denny; grandparents, Fred Fish, Ira "Babe" and Thelma Fish Breedlove, and Bill and Gladys Bailey; one aunt, Gloria Bailey; uncles, Ronnie Fish, Carl Bailey, Alfred Fish, Roger Bailey, and Lester Bailey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21st at the Mundell Christian Church with John Wisley officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, March 20th at Mundell Christian Church, and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday at Mundell Christian Church.

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

Louis Franklin "Doodle" Briscoe - Bedford
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September 18, 1926 - March 16, 2017

Louis Franklin "Doodle" Briscoe, 90,of Bedford, left this world surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at his residence.

Born September 18, 1926, in Mitchell, he was one of twelve children born to Ora Virgil and Hopal Vera (Matthew) Briscoe. He married the love of his life, Marjorie June Ray, March 19, 1949, and she preceded him in death August 17, 2010.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Ribbon, Expert Rifleman, and Victory Medal. He was a member of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33. Doodle was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine, Mitchell Senior Citizens, and First Christian Church in Bedford. Doodle retired from Carpenter Body Works, and was co-owner, with his brother, Richard, of Briscoe Mobile Homes before retiring. He then worked with his brother, Basil, doing carpentry work. Those who knew Doodle knew how much he enjoyed working with his hands, such as carpentry, woodworking, and just keeping busy. He built his own go-cart and enjoyed racing it. After he stopped racing, he loved watching sprint cars, especially Kevin and Chase. An avid card player, he especially looked forward to his Wednesday night game with Richard, David, Annick, Pauline, Bonnie, and Danny. He loved dancing with all his friends, and going to the boat also filled his retirement years. Doodle and Margie certainly dedicated their lives to their family. Doodle was someone who truly lived his life of 90 years..........wooeee!!!!!!

Survivors daughter, Vickie (David) Cosner of Bedford, son, Danny (Terri) Briscoe of Bedford; grandchildren, Mark (Trisha) Cosner, Clint (Missy) Cosner, Lori (Jay) Faubion, and Stephanie (Wes) Johnson; great grandchildren, Katie (Morgan) Cummings, Kenna Cosner, Sidney Faubion, Haley, Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Colton Johnson, and Abby (Jared), Hargis; great great granddaughter, Piper Hargis; siblings, Robert (June) Briscoe of Bloomington, Leroy (Shirley) Briscoe of Mitchell, Richard (Charlotte) Briscoe of Mitchell, Basil (Karen) Briscoe of Mitchell, Bonnie Duncan of Bedford

His parents; wife; and siblings, James Briscoe, Walter "Bus" Briscoe, Wilbur Briscoe, Fern Watson, Ruby Smith, and Frances Briscoe, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. Monday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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

Casketbearers: David Cosner, Clint Cosner, Mark Cosner, Jay Faubion, Wes Johnson, James Briscoe, David Watson



Obituaries For March 17, 2017
Updated March 17, 2017 2:11 PM
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Millard Eugene Watts - Heltonville
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October 6, 1947-March 15, 2017

Gene "Hound Dog" Watts, 69, of Heltonville died at 1:01 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his residence.

Born October 6, 1947 in Vermillion County, IL he was the son of Millard A. and Ethel L. (Ponder) Watts. He retired from General Motors as a machine worker. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and a member of the Eagles Lodge #654.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Watts, and his wife Stephanie; one daughter, Carol Ann Jurca and her husband Joe; two grandchildren: Casca and Joshua; siblings, Linda L. and Richard D.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service with an Eagles Memorial Service starting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Emma Darlene "Pokie" Williams - Mitchell
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March 3, 1940 - March 14, 2017

Emma Darlene "Pokie" Williams, 77, of Mitchell passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born March 3, 1940, in Bedford, she was the daughter of William and Iris (Elrod) Damron. She married William L. Williams in 1983, and he preceded her in death in 1985. She retired from RCA in Bloomington and enjoyed reading and puzzles.

Surviving: daughter, Sonja (Junior) Mills of Mitchell; granddaughter, Hanna Nicole Mills of Mitchell; sister, Leilani (Duane) Mosier of Bedford; several nieces and nephews

Her parents; husband; son, Kerry Laine Damron; and siblings, Mary T. Johnson, Wilma L. Wilson, Margie I. Thomas, Timothy J. Burgess, and an infant brother, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Mitchell Community Building.

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



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