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Obituaries For Loniel Don Deckard
Updated August 31, 2014 11:25 AM
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Loniel Don Deckard, 74, of Bedford, died at 8:18 pm on Saturday, August 30th at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Obituaries For Catherine Houchin
Updated August 31, 2014 11:14 AM
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MITCHELL - Catherine Houchin, 88, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the home of her daughter.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation

Center. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m.

Obituaries For Coty Douglas
Updated August 31, 2014 10:59 AM
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Bedford - Coty Douglas Gilliland, 28, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Indianapolis.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2nd at Garrison Chapel Cemetery in Bloomington with Mickey Smith officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Obituaries For August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014 12:43 PM
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Helen Sharr - Oolitic

Helen Sharr, of Oolitic, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at her residence.

Born February 23, 1928 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Wesley and Virginia (Raines) Wray. She married Bob Sharr on August 3, 1953 and he survives. She was a line worker at RCA and a clerk at Bob's Market in Oolitic. She was a member of the Oolitic Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, of Oolitic; two daughters, Jill Skillman and husband, Stan and Jane Grissom and husband, Matt, all of Oolitic; four grandchildren, Brian Skillman and wife, Trisha, of Bedford, Kim Lanham and husband, Mike, of Virginia, Mandy Green and husband, Chris, of Springville and John Grissom, of Oolitic; a great grandson, Gavin Green; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Helen at

Catherine Houchin - Mitchell

Catherine Houchin, 88, of Mitchell, passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, August 28, at the home of her daughter.

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

Obituaries For August 28, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014 4:31 PM
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Rev. Robert E. Baker - Bedford
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Rev. Robert E. Baker, 89, of Bedford passed away on Thursday August 21, 2014 at his residence.

He was born in French Lick on October 4, 1924 to Earl F. Baker and Daisy I. (Scruggs) Baker. He married Betty J. Johnson on August 18, 1946 in Bedford and she preceded him in death.

Rev. Robert Baker was a Minister and Evangelist, serving 30 years of Ministry, his passion of evangelism and using his talents for God. He served as a Pastor in Kentucky, Illinois, and Ohio. He was Minister at First Church of God in Ashtabula, Ohio and First Church of God in Welland, Ontario, Canada. He achieved his goal in life sharing God's word to many. His favorite saying was "Preach it Brother"

Survivors include his daughter; Candace Sue Baker-Korver and husband Todd of Geneva, Ohio, one son; Mark J. Baker of Bedford, two grandchildren; Christopher (Adriane) Baker of Bloomington, and Sherrie Baker of Bloomington, two brothers; Rev. Marvin W. Baker of Anderson and Edgar Baker of Bedford, two sisters; Anita Roach of French Lick and Joyce Collins of French Lick.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother; Danny Baker and three sisters; Marion White, Grace Evelyn Flick, and Adria Zea White

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of God, 3131 W. 16th St. in Bedford.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be sent to the church.

Arrangements pending at Cresthaven Funeral Home

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