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Obituaries For July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014 3:54 AM
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Nancy Lynn (Tolbert) Crawford - Mitchell

Nancy Lynn (Tolbert) Crawford, 58, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her family home after a 10 month battle with brain cancer.

Born October 25, 1955, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Byron L. and Alma (Reynolds) Tolbert. She had been employed at Dana Corporation for 20 years. Over the past couple of years, she worked at the Mitchell Sprint Station where she thoroughly enjoyed interacting with her co-workers and customers. Nancy was baptized at Tulip Street Christian Church. She was a devoted daughter who took great pride in helping her dad. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her daughter and spoiling her grandchildren. Known for her fun-loving personality, she enjoyed laughing and talking with friends and family.

Survivors include her father, Byron L. Tolbert, Mitchell; daughter, Carrie (Paul) Ritchison, Mitchell; sister, Linda (Rick) Chapman, Mitchell; brother, Tom (Carol) Tolbert, Morgantown; grandchildren, Hailey, Riley, and Jacob Ritchison; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alma Tolbert; brother, Terry Tolbert; and fiancé, Danny Bell.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Tom Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Chris Doub, Nick Doub, Shane Tolbert, Mitch Tolbert, Gary Mesarosh, and Paul Ritchison

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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



Obituaries For July 26, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014 4:09 PM
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John F. "Jack" Chorley, Jr. - Las Vegas, NV

John F. "Jack" Chorley, Jr., 66, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Bedford, died at 11:24 pm on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Mt. View Hospital in Las Vegas.

Born July 4, 1948 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of John Frederick Chorley and Josephine Marie Salvio. He married Veda Turner on April 22, 1967 and she survives. He retired from NWSC Crane as a Shop Planner and worked in retail at Party City in Las Vegas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Veda, of Las Vegas, NV; his mother, Josephine Webb of Bedford; a son, Dominick Chorley and wife, Jamie, of Fairfield, OH; a daughter, Merci Chorley of Las Vegas, NV; a granddaughter, Seashell Chorley of Las Vegas, NV; two grandsons, Caleb and Carter Chorley both of Fairfield, OH; two brothers, Jim Chorley of Indianapolis and Dino Moler of Frankfort, IL; a sister, Judy Ypsilantis of Columbus, OH.

He was preceded in death by his father, John.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 30th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day
& Carter Mortuary with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery where military
rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 29th at Day & Carter Mortuary where a prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 pm.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of John at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For July 24, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014 12:30 PM
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Donald Lee Stalker - Bedford

Donald Lee Stalker, 76, of Bedford, died at 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence with his family and friends by his side.

Born April 7, 1938 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Fred and Elsie (Smith) Stalker. He married Patricia Medlock on October 11, 1959 and she survives. He retired from General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He loved fishing more than life itself. His boat, fishing and family was his life.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Bedford; two daughters, Tammy Leann Luttrell and husband, Dan of Bedford and Shelly Ranae Whaley and husband, Scott, of Bloomington; five grandchildren, Lindsey Neal, Bobby, Eric and Ryan Woods, Abby Coleman; nine great grandchildren; brothers, Robert and William Stalker both of Bedford; a sister, Dorothy Adams of Orlando, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Betty Nickolson, Martha Orsini, Georgia Cobb and Mary Allen; two brothers, Dale and Eddie Stalker.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Sunday July 27th , in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Patton Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Don at www.daycarter.com.

Lowell "Bill" Tolbert - Sarasota, FL.

Lowell "Bill" Tolbert, 74, formerly of Shoals, passed away June 28, 2014, in Sarasota, Fl.

Born July 28, 1939, in Martin County, he was the son of Archie and Virginia (McBrayer) Tolbert. Bill grew up across the highway from the National Gypsum Company in Shoals, attended the Little Red School, Center Point School, and Shoals High School before moving to Florida. He retired after 50 years in the home construction business in Florida, working more than 32 years for the same business.

Survivors include his wife, Randy Tolbert, Sarasota, Florida; sons, David Tolbert, Maryville, Tennessee, Billy Tolbert, Phoenix, Arizona, Allan Tolbert, Bedford; daughters, Mylinda McGee, Savannah, Georgia, Lori DuBose, Belton, Texas; sisters, Katherine David, Dover, Delaware, Wilma Eagen, Bedford; brothers, Albert Tolbert, Mitchell, George Tolbert, Paoli; several grandchildren.

His parents; and sisters, Mary Maxine and Frances Pauline, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Port William Cemetery.

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



Obituaries For July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014 6:57 AM
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Anita J. "Jody" Hawkins - Shoals

Anita J. "Jody" Hawkins, 73, of Shoals passed away at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Westview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born on August 4, 1940 in French Lick, she was the daughter of Charles R. and Jessie Pauline (Crowder) Kirkland. Jody married Alvin L. Hawkins in Indianapolis, Indiana and he preceded her in death on July 4, 2013.

Jody graduated from Springs Valley High School and owned and operated Jodie's Beauty Shop in West Baden, Indiana. She was a member of St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary #732. "Grannie," as she was affectionately know by her family was truly the heart of her family. She was foremost concerned about her children and grandchildren, and she loved them unconditionally. She was humble and giving and always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed her at any hour of the day or night.

She is survived by one daughter, Teresa and husband Mark Wininger, of Shoals; one son Floyd "Lonnie" Hawkins and wife Kate, of Shoals; four grandchildren, Kyle and wife Raysah Wininger, Logan Wininger' Jessie "Maelee" Hawkins and Josephine "Josie" Hawkins; two great grandchildren, Kemily Wininger and Kyle Wininger Jr; one sister Diane Norton, of French Lick.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alvin and one brother Charles R. Kirkland Jr.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. Burial will be made in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com

Dwight Eugene Warren - Paoli

Dwight Eugene Warren, 53, of Paoli, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

Born December 7, 1960, in Washington, Indiana, he was the son of Richard Warren and Dora (Hopper) Sears. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved being outdoors.

Surviving are his mother, Dora Sears; one son, Dustin Warren; five sisters, Lisa Priddy, of Amelia, OH, Sandra Kimberlin, of Bedford, IN, Rebecca Treece, of Bedford, IN, Rachel Meyer, of Nebraska, and Cathy Vaske, of Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Warren; and one brother Timothy Warren.

Graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Crawford Cemetery.

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

Jack Edward Reynolds - Mitchell
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Jack Edward Reynolds, 75, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 20, 1939, in Mitchell, he was the son of John Edward and Savannah LaVerne (Enochs) Reynolds. He was first married to Wanda Sue Flick and his second marriage was to Audrey V. Kopka November 26, 1974. She preceded him in death April 8, 2008. Jack had been employed at Mi-Lin Wood Products in Paoli and was a member of the Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include his fiancée, Lillian Wininger, Mitchell; children, Deborah Buetel, Orleans, John Edward Reynolds, Paoli, Mike Reynolds, Paoli; stepson, Richard Flick, Florida; grandchildren, Lisa, Kathy, April, Steve, and John III; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Foster, Mitchell; brother, Larry J. Reynolds, Bluffton

His parents; wife; and siblings, Norma Jean Graham, Barbara Reynolds, and Bill Reynolds; and a niece, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Jerry Richardson officiating. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mitchell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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



Obituaries For July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014 6:07 AM
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Jack Edward Reynolds - Mitchell

Jack Edward Reynolds, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2014, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

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

Neil Richard Kelly - Bedford

Neil Richard Kelly, 72, of Bedford, died at 8:17 pm on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his residence.

Born March 31, 1942 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of George Richard and Anna Bernice (Meadows) Kelly. He
married Donna Michael on May 28, 1988 and she survives. He was a plasterer.

Survivors include his wife, Donna of Bedford; three children, Jami Bechner and husband, Scott, of Bedford, Lori LaMarche of French Lick and companion, Bob Grissom, Todd Kelly and wife, Leanne, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Katie Landstrom and husband, Zach, Taylor Kelly, Allegra Kelly and Ellie Kelly; one great grandchild,
Vaida Jane; a brother, Jim Kelly of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday, July 23rd at Hanson Cemetery with Pastors Mike and Jeff Williams officiating.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Riley Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Neil at www.daycarter.com.

Patricia "Criss" Durham Eipers - Shoals

Patricia "Criss" Durham Eipers, 59, of Shoals, passed away at Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

She was born in Henderson, KY to Roy Estel and Eva Carlene (Hill) Durham. Criss retired as a dietary cook from the Evansville State Hospital, she was a great cook and passed down her "killer meatloaf recipe" to her daughters. She furthered her education through VUJC in paralegal studies and was the family go to for family legal matters. Criss loved gardening and she was a talented seamstress. She was of the Christian Faith.

Survivors include daughters Gina Richelle Grafton, of Loogootee, Lisa Renae (Josh) Greene, of Shoals; one grandson, Colin Riley Grafton; two granddaughters Brooklyn Emily and Alexis Jordan Greene; four brothers Robert Estle, of Evansville, Edward Ray, of TN., Norman Lee, of Evansville and Roy Bart, of Evansville; seven sisters Carrie Mae Marquez, of CA, Connie Louise Soliman, of Evansville, Doris June Tinkle, of Shoals, Joyce Ann Goldberry, of Shoals, Lora Faye Goldsberry, of KY, Frances Earlene Beal, of Shoals and Victoria Jean Sanders, of Loogootee, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother John Sumner Durham.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.queenlee.com

Ruth Arnold - Mitchell
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Ruth Arnold, 96, surrounded by her family, passed away at 10:01 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her residence.

Born May 11, 1918, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Harley J. and Dovie Mae (Bass) Alexander. She married Edwin Franklin "Frank" Arnold May 11, 1938, and he preceded her in death, December 28, 1975.

She had been employed at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation and retired from Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Ruth graduated from Mitchell High School in 1937 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of several bowling leagues.

Survivors include her children Jerry (Pat) Arnold, Mitchell, Constance "Connie" (Dean) Terry, Mitchell, Becky (Danny) Mounce, Mitchell, Tony (Barbara) Arnold, Bedford; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 11 great great greatchildren; sister, Dorotha Nave, Lexington, Kentucky.

Her parents; husband; siblings, Robert Alexander, Lucille Alexander, and Helen Henderson; and great grandson, Brayden Modglin, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Dave Norris officiating. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

Joyce Anne Hardwick - Springville

Joyce Anne Hardwick, 54, of Springville, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at her residence.

Born January 20, 1960 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Michael Dorsett and Betty Holmes Dorsett. She married Kevin Hardwick on July 1, 1997 and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the Living Water Church of God in Mitchell.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin, of Springville; her parents; a daughter, Kendra Anne Wilkins and husband, Jan, of Indianapolis; a son, Kyle Sneed and wife, April, of Paoli; a step-daughter, Amber Hardwick of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Michael Wilkins, Rachel Wilkins, Danielle Wilkins, Karl Snead and Lilly Sneed; a sister, Julie Knight of Bedford; two nephews, Brandon Asbury and Christopher Knight.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Robbins; grandparents, John and Nellie Robbins, Quince and Dorothy Holmes and her dear friend, Louise McCool.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Wednesday, July 23rd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Ray Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Joyce at www.daycarter.com.




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