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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.



Obituaries For July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014 11:38 AM
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Bernard "Jahn" Magers - Williams

Bernard "Jahn" Magers, 62, of Williams, passed away at his home on Sunday July 13, 2014.

He was born in Lawrence County on January 11, 1952 to Harry & Thelma (Graham) Magers. He married Kelli Marie Ray Magers in Lawrence County in April 1997 and she survives. He had been a mobile home installer for Briscoe Mobile Homes.

Jahn had raced Stock Cars and had worked in the Pit crew for Briscoe Mobile Homes Sprint Car; h was also an avid builder of race cars. He was a member of the Bedford Boat & Sportsmen's Club.

Survivors include his wife Kelli Ray Magers of Williams; daughter Kristen Marie Jaggers of Bedford; grandchild Taylor Reid Jaggers of Bedford; two brothers Barry Magers of Bedford and Danny Magers of Lawrence County; several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Lana Lyons.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Arnold - Bedford

Ruth Arnold, 96, passed away at 10:01 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her residence.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Neil Kelly - Bedford

Neil Kelly, 72, of Bedford, died Sunday, July 20, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Charles Fields, Jr. - Fayetteville

Charles Fields, Jr., 86, of Fayetteville, died at 2:52 am on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bedford.

Born April 28, 1928 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Charles and Violet (Pierce) Fields. He married Alta Mae Crane on April 28, 1949. He retired as a truck driver for Indiana State Highway and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a past president of the Eagles. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his best friend, Alta Mae Crane of Bedford; a son, Charles Andrew (Andy) Fields and wife, Grace, of Pierre, SD; a daughter, Joanne Spaulding and husband, James, of Fayetteville; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Carl L. Fields of Florida and Wayne Fields of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jerry Fields; a brother, Cecil Fields and a
sister, Maggie Fields Fisher.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Tuesday, July 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hilltop Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday, July 21s and from 1 p.m. until the hour of service 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 Charles at www.daycarter.com.

Tina M. Holley - Norman

Tina M. Holley, 53, of Norman died Friday, July 18, 2014 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

She was born July 8, 2014 in Decatur, IL. She was a certified nurses' assistant at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Wednesday, July 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Mundell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9 a.m. until the hours of service on Wednesday, July 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



Obituaries For July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014 3:29 PM
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Paul William Scoggan - Bedford

Paul William Scoggan age 85 of Bedford, passed away at 4 a.m. on Friday July 18, 2014 at his home. Paul was known to friends as "Bill" Scoggan. He graduated from Shawswick High School and immediately volunteered for the U.S. Air Force and served the Aeronautical Chart & Maps. He was made a Supervisor of Aerial Photography and Research at the Pentagon. He was promoted to Defense Intelligence Agency from 1964-1981.

He married Nita Witt in 1957 and has had a happy marriage, raising two sons, for 58 years. God has given us opportunities for ministry at the Pentagon for 25 years teaching the Bible at lunch. We were invited to start a
Bible class at the White House for 15 years. Bill always said" It has been a wonderful life"

He is survived by his wife Nita Scoggan, two sons, Lew and Steve Whitt; brothers John, Jerry, Kenny, and sisters Shirley Fish and Betty Knight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Steve Scoggan, and brother Claud Scoggan.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 21, 2014 at 10 a.m. at New
Life Baptist Church at 3657 Tunnelton Road in Bedford, burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites by the Bedford American Legion Post #33. Friends may call on Sunday July 20, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the Youth Ministries at New Life Baptist Church at 3657 Tunnelton Road Bedford, In 47421.

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Anna M. Fisher - Bedford

Anna M. Fisher, 71, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 4 p.m. at University of Louisville Hospital.

She was born in Lawrence County on December 1, 1942 to Othel E. & Phyllis A. (Brown) Caraway. Anna married Glen Fisher on November 9, 1963 and he preceded her in death on December 9, 2009. Anna attended school at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic School, Williams and Fayetteville High School. She had worked at RCA & GE in Bloomington, she was a loving wife, homemaker, wonderful baker, and always looked out for and helped people, she will be missed.

She was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church and Theta Alpha amma Phi Beta Psi Sorority, and Knights of Columbus Auxiliary

Survivors include her siblings Charley Caraway of Bedford, Danny Scott of Bedford, Jim Caraway of Bedford, Paul Caraway of North Vernon, Vincent Caraway of Nebraska, Thomas Caraway of Bedford, Steve Caraway of Needmore, Gregory Caraway of Bloomington and Mary Catherine Swazey of Oregon; one grandson Ryan Fisher of Chrisney.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Brian Fisher; one brother George Caraway.

Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Interment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens at a later date

Everett C. Freed - Williams

Everett C. Freed, 81, of Williams passed away at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the residence of his son in Indianapolis.

Born November 27, 1932, in Jackson County, Tennessee, he was the son of Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Carver) Sneed. He had been employed by Goodyear Tire Company.

Survivors include his children, Kurtis (Tamara) Sneed, Indianapolis, Kevin (Brenda) Sneed, Cloverdale, Kimberly Lynn Sneed, Avon; grandchildren, Janice Sneed and Christopher Sneed; siblings, Vestal Sneed, Tennessee, L. T. Sneed, Tennessee, Bill Sneed, Tennessee, Georgia May, Tennessee, Tean Sneed, Indianapolis; special friends, Dan and Joann Bridges, Donnie and Sherry Miller, Rick Butterfield and family.

His parents; and siblings, Dot and Stanley, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Port William Cemetery with Jack Butterfield officiating.Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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

Frank Reinig - Bedford

Frank Reinig, 61, of Bedford, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away on June 28, 2014 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Fowler - Bedford

Robert Fowler, 90, of Bedford, passed away on June 29, 2014 at Westview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bedford.

Cremation with no services was chosen.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Obituaries For July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014 10:02 AM
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Bernard "Jahn" Magers

Bernard "Jahn" Magers, 62, of Williams, passed away at his home on Sunday July 13, 2014.

He was born in Lawrence County on January 11, 1952 to Harry and Thelma (Graham) Magers.

Cremation with no services was chosen

Cresthaven Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.




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