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Obituaries For May 24, 2017
Updated May 24, 2017 7:41 AM
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William Eldon Slone - Orleans
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May 13, 1941 - May 22, 2017

William Eldon Slone, 76, of Orleans, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, at his residence.

Born May 13, 1941, in Hindman, Kentucky, he was the son of Joe and Alta (Mullins) Slone. He married Nancy Hayes February 19, 1966. He retired from Central Foundry with 37 ½ years of service, and was a member of UAW Local 440. Bill served in the U. S. Navy from 1966-1969, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250. He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Bill enjoyed spending time with the grandkids and attending their activities. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and NASCAR races.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Slone of Orleans; daughters, Cindy (Randy) Ewing of Salem; Mindy (fiancé, Bryan Brainerd) Hunter of Tipton; grand-children, Madison and Hunter Ewing of Salem; Emily Hunter of Tipton; grand-dog, Sally; brother, Joey Slone of Mitchell; sister-in- law, Betty Slone of Mitchell; brother-in- law, Richard (Janice) Hayes of Salem; several nieces, nephews and cousins

His parents; brothers, George Slone and Sheldon Slone; and sister, Ethyl Slone; preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Nelson Lee officiating. Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and the U. S. Navy Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home. Honorary Casketbearers: Richard Hayes and Hunter Ewing

Casketbearers: Randy Ewing, Chuck Walker, John Hayes, Greg Lamb, Joey Slone, Bryan Brainerd

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



Obituaries For May 23, 2017
Updated May 23, 2017 12:55 PM
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Helen Wagner Reynolds - Bedford
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March 27, 1931 - May 19, 2017

Helen Wagner Reynolds, 86, of Bedford, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, VA.

Born March 27, 1931 in Silverville, IN, she was the daughter of Clyde and Elsie (Goad) Wagner. She married Dale E. Reynolds and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and artist, and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Jean (Reynolds) Becker and husband, John Dolph, of Bedford; two granddaughters, Tiffany A. Becker, of New Mexico and Michelle A. Becker, and husband, Joe E. Reinhardt, of Bedford; two great grandchildren, James Dale Reinhardt and Lucas Mason Reinhardt, both of Bedford; two brothers, Jack Wagner, of Indiana and Clyde (Sonny) Wagner, of Florida; a sister, Doris Warren, of Massachusetts.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Agnes Fish and Janet (in infancy); a brother, Kenneth Wagner.

Funeral services will be conducted at Noon on Thursday, May 25th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Michelle White officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, May 25th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

I. Jane Holtsclaw - Oolitic
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November 26, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Isabelle Jane (Cox) Holtsclaw, 89, of Oolitic, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 26, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Sarah Cox. She married William Russell Holtsclaw on November 9, 1944; and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1984. Jane was a member of Avoca Baptist Church. She worked as an Engineering Technician at NWSC Crane, where she retired in 1988, following 20 years of service. In retirement, she worked as a volunteer at Dollens Elementary for 13 years. She was a past board member of Shepherd's Bethel Missionary Furlough Housing in West Baden. She was a board member of Child Evangelism South Central area. Jane was a member of the White River Humane Society, the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogy Association, and the Alpha Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She was able to travel the world in retirement.

Surviving are her children, Melinda Johnson, Martha Craig, Nancy (Danny) Stewart, and David (Leslie) Holtsclaw; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; and two brothers, Philip and Danny.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m.. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the Avoca Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Wilkinson officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, and from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avoca Baptist Church, In Memory of I. Jane Holtsclaw.



Obituaries For May 22, 2017
Updated May 22, 2017 1:19 PM
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Geneva "Jiggs" Anderson - Bedford
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October 23, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Geneva "Jiggs" Anderson, 90, of Bedford, died at 3:03 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at her residence.

Born October 23, 1926 in Liberty, KY, she was the daughter of Edward and Mary (Wilcher) Turpin. She married David Anderson and he preceded her in death. She had attended the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She loved her family, CB radio, crocheting and traveling.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Susan Deckard and husband, Richard, of Leesville; great grandchildren, Tramas Ault, Kalynn Todd Ault and wife, Michaela and Cherish Deckard; great great grandchildren, John Ault, Elizabeth Ault, Brycen Ault, and Azariah Ault.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bishop Tracy Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday, May 24th
at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mona Kay (Hedge) Flynn - Bedford

July 4, 1941 - May 19, 2017

Mona Kay (Hedge) Flynn, 75, of Bedford, died at 10:21 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 4, 1941, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Ray and Colletta (Ritchison) Hedge. She was a retired retail clerk.

Survivors include three sisters, Jacquey W. Richerson of North Vernon, Connie J. Cummings of Heltonville, and Penny Hensley of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Yvonne Wray; and a sister in infancy, Vivian Hedge.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at Fairview Cemetery.

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



Obituaries For May 21, 2017
Updated May 22, 2017 3:53 AM
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Charles B. White - Mitchell

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February 27, 1939 - May 18, 2017

Charles B. White, 78, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born February 27, 1939, in Huron, he was the son of Claude and Netha (Merry) White. He married Linda Lou Day July 10, 1960. Charlie was an elder at the Pleasantview Church of Christ and traveled locally to teach in area churches. He loved to volunteer, spend time in the yard, and enjoyed being with family. Charlie was a 1957 graduate of Huron High School, and avid Indiana University sports fan. For 55 years he was the owner and operator of Charlie's Barber Shop and in 2009 he was honored by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce as Businessman of the Year.

Survivors include his wife, Linda White of Mitchell; children, Cheryl (Mike) Highland of Milton, Georgia, Michael (Tina) White of Noblesville, Trent (Angie) White of Avon, Tricia (Jon) Riggen of Thorntown; grandchildren, Katie Highland, Devin White, Austin White, Logan White, Tyler White, Lily Riggen, Ian Riggen, and Audrey Riggen; brothers, Don White of Bedford, Ron White of Elizabethtown, Kentucky

His parents, and brothers, Byron White and Merlin "Jack" White, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Walter Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 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

John Wallace Bishop - Mitchell

May 22, 1943 - May 20, 2017

John Wallace Bishop, 73, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, May 20, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 22, 1943, in Tatum Springs, Kentucky, he was the son of Edgar Bishop and Margie (Terrell) Bishop. John loved music and singing.

Survivors include his siblings, Earl Bishop of Kentucky, Margie L. Cheatham of Paoli, Donald Dawson Bishop of Mitchell, Doris Jean Bowling of Mitchell, James Henry Bishop of Cincinnati, Ohio

His parents and siblings, William Edgar Bishop, Claude Phillip Bishop, Joseph Elmer, Bishop, Freddie Duane Bishop, Ima Katherine Jones, Mary Jane Tulayne, and Mina Joyce McCosky, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Mitchell Cemetery with Brother Jim Russell officiating.

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



Obituaries For May 19, 2017
Updated May 19, 2017 2:35 PM
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Charles B. White - Mitchell

Charles B. White, 78, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, May 18, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Eldon Lavern Cornelison - Bedford

August 11, 1927 - May 18, 2017

Eldon Lavern Cornelison, 89, of Bedford, died at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at White River Lodge.

Born August 11, 1927, in Anderson, MO, he was the son of Matt and Viola Madene (Edwards) Cornelison. He married Anna R. Taylor on September 15, 1947 and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2011. He had been employed at Colorado Fuel & Iron, Tom Sales and Coca-Cola, retiring after thirty-five years. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Army and a member of the New Union Christian Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Delvin Darrell and Dorvin Carroll; two grandchildren, Ryan Matthew Cornelison and Jenelle Ann Brooks; three great grandchildren, Dalton Cornelison, Luna and Gideon Brooks; a daughter-in- law, Wanda Cornelison.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eldon Eugene; a daughter, Brenda Darlene; a brother, Glenn; a sister, Joy Haun.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Mike French officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



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