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Obituaries For April 25, 2018
Updated April 25, 2018 1:36 PM
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Patricia Jones - Bedford

September 23, 1957 - April 24, 2018

Patricia Jones, 60, of Bedford, died at 9:37 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at her residence.

Born September 23, 1957 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Nancy (Fugate) Jones. She was a cook at Ryan's Steakhouse in Bloomington and attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness. She loved country music and Elvis, reading the Bible and spending time with her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Becky McNear and husband, Patrick; a son, Christopher Welsh, and fiancé Nikki all of Bedford; a daughter, Jenny Reeves and husband Darrell of Nashville, IN; a granddaughter, Lilly Lawson of Bedford, and many adopted children and grandchildren; a sister, Tonya Reed, of Franklin, IN; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Sunday at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Cremation will follow.

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Obituaries For April 24, 2018
Updated April 24, 2018 8:41 AM
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Edmund Laverne (Tuck) Doane - Bedford

June 19, 1932 - April 20, 2018

Edmund Laverne (Tuck) Doane, 85, of Bedford, died at 7:46 pm on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan.

Born June 19, 1932 in Huron, IN, he was the son of Kenneth and Eupha (King) Doane. He married Marie "Janet" Perry and she preceded him in death on June 22, 2002. He was a sign painter and accomplished artist. He retired from General Motors. A member of the Oatman, AZ Ghost Riders and McKnight Rangers in French Lick, he was an avid old west reenactor and gunfighter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Survivors include children, Michael Doane and wife, Laurie, of Bedford, Leann Pace and husband, Bruce, of Winchester, KY, Amy Hamilton and husband, Robert, of Bedford, and Melissa Rinehart and husband, Charles, of Sullivan, IN; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Roger Doane, and a grandson, Kenneth May.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Gillen Post #33 American Legion at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 5th. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Shriner's Children's Hospital or the Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick, IN.

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Obituaries For April 23, 2018
Updated April 24, 2018 7:10 AM
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Gregory Kent Norman - Bedford


August 19, 1958 - April 22, 2018

Gregory Kent Norman, 59, of Bedford, died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at University Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born August 19, 1958 in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Frederick and Sarah Lou (Bailey) Norman. He married Terra Albietz in May of 1980 and she survives. He spent his life working in the Lawrence County Limestone industry and played in the Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band as well as many other bands in the area.

Survivors include his parents; his wife, Terra, of Bedford; a son, Joe Norman and wife, Jamie, of Bedford; a son-in- law, Eric Everage, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Zoey, Logan, Drew, and James Norman; two brothers and two sisters, Jeff Norman and Kathy Norman, both of Bedford, Shelley Smith and Bob Norman both of Heltonville; his father-in-law, Bob Albietz, of Inglis, FL; his mother-in- law, Jane Mundy, of Shawswick.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Norman Everage. He loved without condition, smiled without effort, and lived without selfishness.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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Obituaries For April 20, 2018
Updated April 20, 2018 2:27 PM
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Burel D. Houchin - Bedford

October 3, 1934 - April 20, 2018

Burel D. Houchin, 83, of Bedford, died at 3:05 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Westview Nursing & Rehab. Center.

Born October 3, 1934 in Gleesan, IN, he was the son of Robert L. and Dephne Mae (DeJarrett) Houchin. He married Betty Jo Bottoms on November 21, 1953 and she survives. He retired from General Motors in 1995 after thirty years of service. He was a member of the Jay-C's in the late 1960's and a member of the Lions Club where he helped make many floats for local parades. He was a U.A.W. retiree where he was past president. He enjoyed woodworking and loved his family and grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Bedford; a son, Burel Keith Houchin, of Berry, KY; a daughter, Gaye Lynn Copeland, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Kassandra Bollinger, of Fort Lee, VA, Heather Copeland and Garrett Keith Houchin, both of Bedford; one great grandchild, Killian Gmachowski, of Fort Lee, VA; a sister, Alice Marie Mason, of Pacific, MO; a brother, Carol Wayne Houchin, of Washington, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Blain Houchin; sisters, Maxine Riley, Imogene Matthew, Bonnie Whitney, and Rose Mary Smith, and two (in infancy); brothers, Jim Bob, Arthur Lee, Bryce, and Frank Houchin.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 23rd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Private burial will
be at a later date in Vincennes.

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Chrystal Allene Patton - Indianapolis

August 17, 1922 - April 19, 2018

Chrystal Allene Patton, 95 of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

She was born on August 17, 1922 in Bedford, IN, to Joseph Allen Hart and Blanche Violet (Isom) Hart-Faubion. Chrystal attended Bedford High School and graduated in 1940.

She moved to Indianapolis and started working at L. Strauss and Co. and stayed 27 years as a sales consultant.
Chrystal enjoyed traveling with her sister, Genie and went to a number of National Parks, where she had fun hiking. She also loved going on cruises and making new friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Keating; and granddaughters, Kristie Keating and Jamie Keating Lord (Matt). She treasured her two great grandchildren, Will and Libby Lord and enjoyed visiting with them. She also has
several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Jean Patton; her brother, William S. Hart; and her sister, Emogene Hart.

Visitation will take place on April 23, 2018 at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway, 2950 N. High School Rd., from 5 to 8PM. A brief graveside service will take place on April 24, 2018 at Hilltop Cemetery in Avoca, IN at 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indianapolis Humane Society.

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Regenia Lynn Box - Mitchell

April 28, 1960 - April 18, 2018

Regenia Lynn Box, 57, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 28, 1960, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Vestal and Violet Lynn (Ratliff) Smith. She married Harold Edward Box and he preceded her in death April 18, 2004.

Regenia had been employed at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1979.

Survivors include her children, Jonathon Edward Box of Mitchell, Ashley Lynn Box of Campbellsburg, Andrew Tyler Box of Orlando, Florida; siblings, Phyllis McSherry of Bedford, Ronnie Smith of Mitchell, Clarence Smith of Bedford

Her parents; husband; and brother, Eugene Smith, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.

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Obituaries For April 19, 2018
Updated April 19, 2018 2:11 PM
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Marilee Prince Atteberry - Bedford

April 18, 2018 - December 25, 1961

Marilee Prince Atteberry, 56, of Bedford, passes away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:47 p.m. at IU Hospice House in Bloomington with her husband of 38 years George Atteberry by her side.

Marilee was born December 25, 1961 in Lawrence County Indiana to Judy and Roger Prince. She attended Bedford North Lawrence High School.

Marilee and George were married June 16, 1979 they had 6 children Mary Jane Atteberry and Clifford Edmonson, Cheryl Atteberry and Michael Baker, Robert Atteberry and Deanna Spilker, and Charel Atteberry, Tommy Terrell, Amber Atteberry and Leekeysha Atteberry, along with 8 additional grandchildren.

She was a loving wife and home maker as well worked at Times Mail as a Paper Carrier for many years. She enjoyed reading and caring for her grandchildren. Spending time with family was a very important aspect of her life

She attended services at The Gospel Assembly Church and The Body of Christ Fellowship.

Marilee is survived by: her husband, 6 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters Susan Deckard and Sandy and Brian Hazelip, 2 brothers Brian and Kelli Prince, and Brent Prince, and 2 sister-in-laws Viola and Denny Buchanan, and Phyllis Atteberry, mother-in-law, Iola Atteberry.

She is predeceased by: her parents Roger and Judy Prince along with several Nieces and Nephews.

Viewing will be held Saturday April 21, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 11 a.m. at Body of Christ Fellowship. Funeral Service will be Saturday April 21, 2018 beginning 11 a.m. at Body of Christ Fellowship, with Cary Cohenour and John Turpin officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Ferguson-Lee Chapel, Bedford.

A Special Thank You to KFC Corporation for their generosity!

Rest peacefully Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, and Aunt.... Marilee Atteberry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ferguson-Lee Chapel to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Jett William Doub - Mitchell

April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

Jett William Doub infant son of Christopher Lee and Deborah Brooke (Shields) Doub, of Mitchell, passed away April 14, 2018, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital where he was born April 8, 2018.

Survivors include his parents, Chris and Brooke Doub of Mitchell; sister, Jincy Jo Doub, and twin brother, Jackson Win Doub, both at home; grandparents, Cary and Beth Doub of Mitchell, Joe and Celeste Shields of Solsberry, and Debbie Miller of Bloomington; great grandparents, Maxine "Mickey" Doub of Mitchell, and Russell and Reva Shields of Solsberry; uncles and aunts, Nick and Lindsay Doub of Mitchell, and Joe and Julie Shields of Solsberry; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents; Jack Doub, William Day, June Hays, and Willis and Frances Tolbert.

Reverend Dwight Dunbar officiated at the service Wednesday afternoon in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Burial was in Mitchell Cemetery.

Memorial Gifts: Riley Hospital for Children

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