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Obituaries For August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014 8:54 AM
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Camilla R. Terrell - Bedford
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Camilla R. Terrell, 65, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

Born December 22, 1948 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Earl and Dortha (Neukam) Terrell. She was a licensed practical nurse. She was an animal lover and member of the White River Humane Society.

Survivors include a sister, Marsha Roberts and her husband, Ronnie, of Bedford; a niece, Misty Adams of
Bedford; two great nephews, Alex and Avery Adams; one aunt, Bernice Ball of Huron; several other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, August 22, 2014 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Huron Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 am until the hour of service on Friday at Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the White River Humane Society.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Camilla at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For August 20 1014
Updated August 19, 2014 4:41 PM
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Forrest "Doug" Crichfield - Bedford

Forrest "Doug" Crichfield, 84, of Bedford, passed away at 1:45 A.M. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at his residence.

Born February 14, 1930, in Buffalo, Illinois, he was the son of Forrest Daniel and Dollie Mae (Epley) Crichfield. He married Helen Gannon Abbott on July 10, 1976; and she survives.

He retired from RCA, Indianapolis, where he worked as a Production Control Manager. He also worked as a bus driver for Warren Township Schools in Indianapolis. He was a member of New Hope Community Church, a member of Carlock Masonic Lodge, F&AM, IL, and the VFW, in Bedford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Crichfield, of Bedford; one daughter, Joyce (Danny) Baker, of Indianapolis; three sons, Forrest D. (Kathy) McClelland), of Petersburg, IL, Randy (Marie) Abbott, of Fairland, IN, and Michael Crichfield, of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Jessica Baker, Joshua and Sara Abbott; and adopted sons, Dennis Strong and Omar Ortega.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be on Friday, August 22, 2014, at Noon at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Eads officiating. Burial will be in Erie Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 11 a.m. until the service hour at noon at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Becky's Place and the White River Humane Society.

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



Obituaries For August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014 9:31 AM
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Brian Phillip Blanchard - Bedford

Brian Phillip Blanchard, 44, of Bedford, died Sunday, August 17, 2014, at I.U. Health, Bedford.

Born August 22, 1969, in Oswego, NY, he was the son of Warren Blanchard and Connie Branchau.
He was a graduate of Oswego (NY) High School, Class of 1987; he was very active in Lawrence Co. Alcoholics Anonymous.

Surviving are four daughters, Sarah Stroud, Alisha Sandoval, Marissa Clavelli and Brianna Blanchard; two sons, Joseph and Phillip Blanchard; one grandchild, Etzio Stroud; three brothers, Jay Branchau, Jeff Blanchard and Matthew Maynard; two sisters, Mary Ellen Statts and Sonya Nau; his step-father, Robert Branchau; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Mary Blanchard.

A Memorial Service is planned for a later date.

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

Memorial contributions may be considered to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Maurice E. Shoultz - Loogootee

Maurice E. Shoultz, 86, of Loogootee, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

He was born on December 21, 1927 in Gleason, Indiana to Nathan and Esther (Fox) Shoultz. He married Mary Margaret Street on May 8, 1948 and she preceded him in death on October 23, 1994.

He is survived by his daughters, Jackie Foster, of Bedford; Thressa Shoultz, of Loogootee; Lisa Doyle, of Loogootee; Michelle Shoultz, of Loogootee and Denise Johnson of Otwell; two sons, Duane Michael Shoultz, of San Antonia, TX and Anthony Gerard Shoultz, of Loogootee; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Daniel and Darrell Shoultz; one daughter, Lori Bateman and one brother, Robert Shoultz.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Navy with 28 years of naval service reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer and he served in World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bramble. Maurice was a founding member of the Loogootee V.F.W. and member of the Loogootee American Legion, Petersburg Moose Lodge #1617 and the La Societe of the 40 et 8 #107. He was a boiler mechanic and retired after 34 years of service from NWSC Crane.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend J. Kenneth Walker on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bramble. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The Loogootee American Legion and V.F.W. will accord military graveside rites. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Lee Funeral Home in Loogootee.

Preferred memorials can be made in Maurice's memory to the Gebault School. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Anna E. (Smoot) Turner - Bedford

Anna E. (Smoot) Turner, 83, of Bedford, died at 4:21 pm on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital.

Born June 1, 1931 at Indian Springs in Martin Co., she was the daughter of Russell and Georgia (Curran) Smoot. She married Loris Estil Allen in 1947. She later married Raymond Concannon in 1963 and he preceded her in death. She married James "Red" Turner in 1985 and he preceded her in death in 1991. She was employed at Sarkes-Tarzian in the Test Department and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.

Survivors include one son, Paul Allen of Oolitic; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two sons, Tony Allen and Phillip Allen; six brothers, Sherman, Henry, Roy, Eugene, Lloyd "Bud" Smoot and one in infancy; five sisters, Mattie Roberts, Addie Mae Smith, Ethel Carmichael, Mary Greer and Katherine Deckard; a grandson, Tony Ray Allen, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Wednesday, August 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 19th and from 10 am August 20 until the hour of service on Wednesday, at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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



Obituaries For August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014 9:15 AM
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Anna Turner - Bedford

Anna Turner, 83, of Bedford, died Sunday, August 17th at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Wilma Jean Watson - Bloomington

Wilma Jean Watson, 89, of Bloomington died at 12:35pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 1, 1925 in Brown County, IN she was the daughter of John W. and Bertha Mae (Griffin) Hyde. She married Howard Franklin "Frank" Watson and he preceded her in death.

She had worked for Indiana University as a housekeeper in the Forrest Dorm. She attended the Guthrie Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter Nancy Scott of Clearwater, FL; five grandchildren: Timothy Scott Fields, Lora Kay Smith, Darren Howard Fields, Christopher Patrick Fields, and Amber Watson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Gary Frank Watson, and eight brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th at Hayes Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guestbook and light a candle in memory of Wilma at www.daycarter.com.

Mack W. Banks - Bedford

Mack W. Banks, 86, of Bedford died at 6:40 pm on Friday, August 15, 2014 at the White River Lodge.

Born November 6, 1927 in Springville, IN he was the son of

Frank and Lorene (Greer) Banks. He married Ameila Ramsey on May 2, 1967 and she survives. He was a retired bus driver and maintenance worker for the North Lawrence Community Schools. He attended Silverville Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include his wife Amelia of Bedford; six sons: Thomas Chumley and his wife Wanda of Radcliff, KY, Douglas Chumley and his wife Cheryl of Sanford, VA, Curt Chumley of Seymour, David Wayne Banks and his fiancé Missy of Bedford, Mack Banks, Jr. of Bedford, and Daniel Banks and his fiancé Jane of Bedford; one daughter: Catherine Lynn Brown and her husband Robert of Bedford; several grandchildren, one great grandchild; one brother: Chet Banks and his wife Patty of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers: Richard "Bill" Banks, Franklin Banks, Jim Banks, John Banks, Roger Banks, and three in infancy, one sister, Wanda Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Richard Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter #2. Visitation will be from 4 pm. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



Obituaries For August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014 5:27 PM
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William A. Davis, Jr. - Bedford

William A. Davis, Jr., 73, of Bedford, died at 9:11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his residence.

Born June 25, 1941 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of William A. and Moneva I. (Hillenburg) Davis. He married Nancy Fox on December 23, 1966 and she survives. He retired from Otis Elevator after sixteen years.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Bedford; three sons, Allen Davis and wife, Sandy of Bloomington, Jason Davis and wife, Sheryl of Louisiana and Bob Davis and wife, Amy of Bedford; a daughter, Dianna Hardwick of Bedford; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Glasgow of Springville and Joyce Collins of Bedford; three brothers, Dennis Davis, Sr. of East Oolitic, Claude and Phillip Davis both of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Arleen Thompson; a brother, Robert Davis, Sr. and a granddaughter, Tristyn Hardwick.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Crawford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th at Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family requests contributions be made to the Davis family to defray funeral expenses.

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

Alice Christine Gratzer - Tuscumbia, AL.

Alice Christine Gratzer, 94, of Tuscumbia, AL, formerly of Indianapolis, IN, died on August 10, 2014 at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehab Center in Florence, AL.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother; three brothers and her husband of forty-eight years, Earl Richard Gratzer.

A private graveside service was held on August 14th at Beech Grove Cemetery in Bedford officiated by Rev. Dr. Kregg Burris.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.


William "Bill" Busch - Bedford

William "Bill" Busch, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday August 10, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. at Garden Villa in Bedford.

He was born in Greensburg, Indiana to Jack & Viola (Baldwin) Busch on December 11, 1937. Bill married Rosalie (Corey) Root in 1991 and she survives. Bill was a retired Truck Driver and an US Army veteran, serving with the Special Forces, and was a member of the Bedford American Legion Post #33, Oolitic Patriot Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Busch, of Bedford; one daughter Patricia Ann (Busch) Mabrey and husband Matt, of Springville; one step-daughter Becky (Art) Miller of Heltonville; two step-sons Tim (Vonda) Root, of Mitchell, and Charlie (Robin) Root, of Bedford; one brother, Mike (Rita) Busch, of Bedford; 16 G=grandchildren, Marc Harrison Busch, Ty York, Jerrod Langley, Ashley Hutchens, Meagan Mabrey, Emilee Mabrey, Elijah Langley, Kristen Arthur O'Brien, Brandon Seth Miller, Maxwell Luke Miller, Amber Burgess, Josh Root, Kristney Coomer, Coreylyn Christan,
Kelby Root, Rodney Root, and Timmy Devin Root; 22 great grandchildren and his beloved dog Precious No-No.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter Susan May Busch; two brothers Tommy Busch and Jerry Busch and one sister Ruth Ann Ravencroft; step-mother,Mable Busch, his beloved dog, Fibber McGee.

Cremation was chosen, a celebration of Bill's life will be at a later date

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

William Davis - Bedford

William Davis, 73, of Bedford, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Shirley Yaney - Bedford

Shirley Yaney, 79, of Bedford, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her residence.

Born May 12, 1935 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Oscar Allen and Maggie Mae Grogan. She married Joseph
Robert Yaney on October 14, 1950 and he preceded her in death. She retired as a nurses' assistant for Westview
Manor and Bedford Nursing Home. She was a member of the Judah Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her grandkids. Her hobbies were western movies, crossword puzzles, computer games and collecting Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.

Survivors include a son, Rick Yaney and wife, Inez, of Bedford; three daughters, Gaye Conner of Springville, Sherry McIntosh and husband, Doug, of Bedford, Lela O'Bannon and husband, John, of Owensburg; twenty grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Luella Jones and Zelma Cole both of Mitchell; four brothers, David, Millard and Marvin Grogan all of Bedford, Jack Grogan of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Bobby Lee; four sisters, Penny Grogan, Sue McDaniels, Eva Oliver and Amilda Faye Lessig.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 16th in the Judah Church of Christ with Pastor Larry Ritter officiating. Burial will follow in the Judah Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 11a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, August 16th at the Judah Church of Christ.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made in the memory of Shirley to the White River Humane Society

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

Lola Faye Carter - Bedford

Lola Faye Carter, 85, of Bedford, daughter of Roy and Winnie Cheek, born on April 7, 1929 in a home birth as a twin to Nola Mae.

She passed away peacefully at Westview Nursing Home on the morning of August 13, 2014.

Surviving are three children, Ron Pace, Linda Robinson (Robert) and Denise Terrell (Larry); grandchildren, Mindy Mosier (Kevin), Missy Shaw (Greg), Cara Keithley (Landon), Dylan Terrell, Misty Samman (Samer), Jennifer Prange (Rich), Ronnie Corcoran; great grandchildren, Mariah Mills, Brett Mosier (Brianne), Whitney Mosier, Cailey Mills, Jordan Samman, Maddie Prange, Emmalyn Keithley; two sisters, Rosalie Hammond Cathleen Nelson (Conrad); a brother, Dale Cheek (Brenda); two sisters-in-law, Diane Cheek and Sue Cheek; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Effie Grace and her twin, Nola Mae Ingle, two brothers, Raymond and Frank Cheek.

She was a former employee of Bedford Medical Center and a homemaker. Faye was gentle, kindhearted, sweet and loving to her family friends and acquaintances. She loved to play euchre and had a joyful sense of humor. When you think of her you can't help but to smile. She made a huge impact on all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Saturday, August 16th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Friday, August 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

M. Farrell Robbins - Bedford

M. Farrell Robbins, 92, of Bedford, died at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at I.U. Health, Bedford.

Born May 7, 1922, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of Clint and Nellie (May) Robbins.

He married Beulah Haverly on June 21, 1947; she died June 11, 2005.

He was a graduate of Needmore High School with the class of 1941; was on the Bedford Police Dept. 21 years, retiring in 1969; and was Lawrence Co. Sheriff from 1975-1978. He was a member of the Woodville Baptist Church, Mitchell. He was also a Veteran of WW-2, Naval Reserve, and a recipient of the Purple Heart. Farrell's ship was sank off the coast of Normandy on D-Day. He was a member of American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford; a 50-Year member of Bedford Masonic Lodge #14, F&AM; and a life member of the Sheriff's Association and F.O.P Stone City Lodge #94.

Surviving are one son, Michael F. (Patty) Robbins, Bedford; one grandson, Michael Zackary "Zack" (Jordan) Robbins, Bedford; one granddaughter, Marcy Katherine Robbins, Indianapolis; and three great grandsons, Quincy, Colt and Beau.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Terri Lynn Robbins; and one sister, Lee Etta New.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Glen Hamer officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded at the grave by members of the American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service, at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

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




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