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Obituaries For Jan. 17, 2017
Updated January 17, 2017 8:02 PM
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Alta Slone - Mitchell
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Alta Slone, 94, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 31, 1922, in Brinkley, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Letcher and Miranda (Nickels) Mullins. She married Joe Slone June 12, 1938, and he preceded her in death October 31, 2000. Alta was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, William E. (Nancy) Slone of Orleans, Joey Slone of Mitchell; daughter-in- law, Betty Slone of Mitchell; grandchildren, Stephen Slone of Ohio, Tammy (Brian) Chapman of Mitchell, Tonya (John) Smith of Paoli, Cindy (Randy) Ewing of Salem, Mindy Hunter of Tipton; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews

Her parents; husband; sons, George Slone and Sheldon Slone; and siblings, George Mullins, Chester Mullins, Delza Mullins, Eliza Young, Eva Engle, and Malvery Amburgy, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 19, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the church.

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

Debra Jean Cain - Mitchell

Debra Jean Cain, 57, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 21, 1959 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Nelson "Bud" and Betty Lou (Wells) Blackerby. Debra was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War No. 9107 Ladies Auxiliary, and enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Betty (Marvin) Garrison of Mitchell; sister, Patricia Dawn (Robert) Hutsler of Paoli; brothers, Jessy Ray (Debbie Jo) Blackerby of Mitchell, Richard Paul Blackerby of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews

Her father and son, Gregory Alan Vaught, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 19, at Bride of ChristFellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the service Thursday at the church. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

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

Roy Dean Davis - Bedford

Roy Dean Davis, 77, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Core Nursing and Rehabilitation of Bedford.

Born July 6, 1939, he was the son of Albert and Maxine (Holt) Davis. He retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and was a graduate of Shoals High School.

Survivors include his brother, Ray Davis of Bedford

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service. Burial will be at a later date.

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



Obituaries For Jan. 16, 2017
Updated January 16, 2017 7:23 AM
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Charles Edward Phillips - Mitchell

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August 11, 1936 - January 15, 2017

Charles Edward Phillips, 80, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 11, 1936, in French Lick, he was the son of Sammy and Gertrude (Deal) Phillips. He married Grace Carolyn Abel November 14, 1957. Charles retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division and was a farmer. He was a member of the Bride of Christ Fellowship and Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. He loved to golf and fish, and attended all of his grandchildren's sporting events. Charles was a U. S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a veteran of the Indiana National Guard, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Carolyn Phillips of Mitchell; children, Gregory Lee (Janet) Phillips of Mitchell, Gordon Gene (Carol) Phillips of Mitchell, Sharon L. (Terry) Purdy of Heltonville; grandchildren, Tyler S. Phillips, Taylor S. Phillips, Trevor K. Phillips, Chad N. Phillips, and Jarrett L. Phillips; sister, Bertha Bell of Spencer

His parents and brother, Ronald Phillips, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, at Bride of Christ Fellowship with Brother Jerry Allen officiating. Burial will be in Talbott Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 4 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. Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

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



Obituaries For Jan. 14, 2017
Updated January 14, 2017 1:16 PM
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Betty Ann Tanksley - Mitchell

Betty Ann Tanksley, 90, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 27, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Danner and Minnie (Wood) Brooks. She married Raymond Tanksley July 27, 1945. Betty was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Tanksley of Mitchell; children, Brooks (Lynne) Tanksley of New Palestine and Raymona Tanksley of Mitchell; grandson, Brad (Jennifer) Tanksley; great grandchildren, Brendan Tanksley and Brooke Tanksley; sister, Carmina Tuksal of Michigan

Her parents and siblings, William Thomas Brooks, Gene Brooks, Zack Danner Brooks, Jon Brooks, Mary Rosenberger, and Charlene Hawk, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Mark Edward Key - Bedford

Mark Edward Key, 55, of Bedford, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at the home of his mother.

Born November 23, 1961, in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Key and Sandra (Shirley)

Key Bridwell. Mark was a farmer and an employee of Lawrence County Farm Supply. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Sandra Bridwell of Bedford; sister, Christie (George) Jenkins of Bedford; nieces, Brooke (Chad) Guthrie of Bedford; Sheila Jenkins of Louisville; nephew, Christopher Jenkins of Louisville

His father and stepfather, Mike Bridwell, preceded him in death.

Honoring his wishes, Reverend Richard Clayton officiated at the private family graveside service on Thursday, January 12, at Lawrenceport Cemetery.

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



Obituaries For Jan. 13, 2017
Updated January 13, 2017 6:42 AM
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David R. Johnson - Shoals

David R. Johnson, 70, of Shoals, passed away in the Loogootee on January 12, 2017 at 6:35 a.m.

He was born in Martin County on March, 24, 1946 to Thomas and Eva Pearl (Emmons) Johnson. He attended school in Shoals. He was a cook at the Golden Gables in Bedford for 30 years. He attended Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed yard sales, painting, gospel bluegrass music and spending time with his cat, Sam.

He is survived by two sons, Marty and Kevin Johnson, of Bedford; two grandsons, Marty Johnson and David Barlow; a grandaughter, Tia Wheeler; two sisters, Ruth Taylor and Barbara Thomas, both of Loogootee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son David; a sister, Francis York and two brothers Charles Johnson and infant George.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Rev. John Simmons is officiating. Burial will be in the Clark Cemetery



Obituaries For Jan. 10, 2017
Updated January 10, 2017 3:01 PM
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Frances G. Craig - Bedford

July 29, 1940 - January 9, 2017

Frances G. Craig, 76, of Bedford, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Bloomington Nursing Home.

Born July 29, 1940, in Huron, IN, she was the daughter of Francis "Frank"Riggle and Doris(Terrell) Riggle Elliott. She married Vince Craig on February 16, 1957 and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2011. She was a homemaker and a member of the Silverville Missionary Baptist Church. She attended Fayetteville High School.

Survivors include two sons, Barry Craig, of Williams and Jeffrey Craig, of Bedford; two daughters, Michelle Craig and Kristine Craig, both of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Crystal Walton, Benjamin Robertson, and Heather Laster, all of Bedford, Dale Chastain and Jeremy Gaddis, both of Mitchell, Jaramyah Chastain, of Shelbyville, Rocky Brown, of Borden and Joshua Burnette, of New York; several great grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Ross, of Bedford; two brothers, Ralph Riggle and wife, Adah, of Williams and Larry Riggle, of Bedford; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank Riggle and Doris Terrell Riggle Elliott; her husband, one daughter, Kimberly Burnette; a grandson, Dakota Burnette; step-father, John Elliott; step-mother, Mildred Riggle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Dennis Williams and Ron Craig officiating. Burial will follow in Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12th and from 9 a.m. until the service hour on Friday, January 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Murle Kern - Cross Plains

May 17, 1937 - January 9, 2017

Murle Kern, 79, of Cross Plains, Indiana, formerly of Bedford, died at 3:24 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017, at Waters of Clifty Falls Nursing Home, in Madison, IN.

Born May 17, 1937, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hovie Jackson Kern and Lula Mae (Baker) Kern.
He was a widower. He had managed an auction facility and was retired. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

Survivors include one son, Terry Kern, Scottsburg, and one daughter, Denise, Indianapolis; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and five brothers.

Private family burial will occur in Old Union Cemetery. There will be no visitation hours.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Chapel, Bedford, is in charge of arrangements.

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



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