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ORLEANS - Howard Elvin "Boodie" Burton, Jr., 84, passed away at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the home of his daughter in Columbus.
Born November 20, 1930, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Howard E. and Glydia Mae (Eversole) Burton, Sr. He was married to Margaret Eileen Brewer.
Howard had been employed at Fitch Chevrolet and Hancock Construction Company.
Surviving: daughters, JoAnn King, Bedford
Glenda Burton, Columbus
Sondra J. Johnson, Columbus
5 great grandchildren
His parents; wife; and siblings, Barbara R. Rawlings, Mary Elizabeth Burton, Louise Burton, Dorothy Mae McPherson, Mary F. Sanders, Marie Williams, Claude R. Burton, William M. Burton, and Walter H. Burton, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Mitchell Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Robert Courson, Jr. officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
HURON - Connie Wayne Spires, 57, passed away at 1:17 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his residence after a battle with cancer.
Born April 13, 1958, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Robert and Dorothy (Mounce) Terrell.
He had been employed at U. S. Gypsum and recently with Gohman and Sons Construction working on Interstate 69. Connie was a member of Laborers Union Local No.741.
Surviving: companion, Debbie King, Huron
children, Donnie (Carlie) Spires, Orleans
Brady Spires, Bicknell
Jamie (Elvis) Mattingly, Mitchell
parents, Dorothy and Robert Terrell, Bedford
grandchildren, Ella Spires
siblings, Marcie Powell, Mitchell
Tony (Shelly) Terrell, Huron
Kevin (Sabrina) Terrell, Williams
Bobby Terrell, Bedford
His brother, Donnie Spires, preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Following cremation, burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com
Curtis Daniel "Curt" Lee
December 17, 1952 - June 25, 2015
Bedford - Curtis Daniel "Curt" Lee, 62, of Bedford, died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his residence.
Born December 17, 1952 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Charles Daniel and Mary Edith (Bennett) Lee. He married Linda Jill Shook on December 16, 1973 and she preceded him in death on December 23, 2013. He was a retired engineer from NWSC Crane and was employed at Tri-Star Engineering. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he served as an elder, a member of Indiana Ducks Unlimited serving as state chairman and state treasurer. He served as chairman of Hoosier Hills Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and on the State National Resource policy team. He was a graduate of Tunnelton High School with the class of 1970 and University of Evansville with the class of 1975.
Survivors include four daughters, Danie Norris and husband, Mark, of Bloomington, Tiffany Moody and husband, Matt, of Carmel, Kasey Franklin and husband, Doug, of Indianapolis, Chelsea Lee and fiancé, Steve Cassidy, of Bedford; eight grandchildren, Caleb, Haley, Jetta, Maya, Pacer, Bennett, Maddox and Harper; his mother, Mary Edith Lee, of Bedford; his fiancé, Jonna Deckard, of Bedford; a brother, David Lee and wife, Paula, of Bedford; a sister, Martha Hill and husband, Mark, of Medora; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles; his wife, Jill; a brother, Ralph Lee; and a granddaughter, Nora.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 30th at First Christian Church with Pastor Alan Cloar officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, June 29th at Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10:00 am until the hour of service on Tuesday, June 30th at the church. The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Ducks Unlimited, American Heart Association or March of Dimes. Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
MITCHELL - Asa A. Terry, 88, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born January 16, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Elmer J. and Rosa (Alvis) Terry. He married Juanita J. Eager March 22, 1945, and she preceded him in death November 21, 2012.
He was a business teacher at Mitchell High School, retired with 29 years of service, and was a member of Indiana State Teachers Association. Asa graduated from Mitchell High School in 1944 and received bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University. He was a life-long member of Spice Valley Baptist Church. Asa enjoyed cooking and was well known for his pies.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving: daughter, Charlotte "Sissy" Sproles, Mitchell
son, Timothy J. Terry, Houston, Texas
20 great grandchildren
His parents; wife; son, Stephen W. Terry; ten brothers and sisters; and parents-in-law, Ollie and Olive Eager, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Mitchell Cemetery with Reverend Lewis Williams officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Schools Scholarship Foundation
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com.
Elsie Kathryn Mullis - Bedford
February 28, 1930 - June 24, 2015
Elsie Mullis for the last six months (really few years) has been battling a lion with a stick. June 24th she lost that battle but let me tell you that is one sore and bruised lion. Elsie fought the good fight and finished the race, and she has kept the faith. Now there is in store for her a crown of rightousness, which the Lord, the Good Righteous Judge, will award to her this day.
Born February 28, 1930, she was the daughter of Lester and Mary (Harp) Gerkin. She married Perry Mullis on October 15, 1950 and he survives. She was a farmer, homemaker and secretary at Mullis Petroleum. While raising her six sons, Elsie taught Sunday School and led many other activities for small children through teenagers at the Free Methodist Church for over fifty years. She was a member of the church for over sixty years.
Survivors include her husband, Perry, of Bedford; six sons, Terry Mullis and wife, Georgann, Michael Mullis and wife, Leslie, Tim Mullis and wife, Pat, David Mullis and wife, Libby, Brian Mullis and wife, Lynn, Kevin Mullis and wife, Wendi, all of Bedford; fifteen grandchildren, Katie Kresser and husband, Todd, Isaiah Mullis and wife, Mendy, Brady Mullis and wife, Casey, Aimee Peddie and husband, Mike, Nancy Paledino and husband, Sam, Jason Mullis and wife, Aimee, Dana Blair-Hutton, Christopher Mullis and wife, Jennifer, Nick Mullis, Jessica Payne and husband, Rob, Patrick Mullis and wife, Kristina, Dusty Lannan and wife, Erin, Adam Mullis and wife, Christie, Brittany Osterhage and husband Michael, Josh Mullis and wife, Laci; twenty-three great grandchildren and two on the way; one sister, Barbara Fish of Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, June 29th at the Free Methodist Church in Bedford with Pastors John Lane and Reed Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, June 28th at the Free Methodist Church. Please bring a favorite memory or story of Elsie to place in a memory basket.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the North Lawrence Scholarship Foundation or the Between the Crowd Ministry.
Family and friends may express condolences or memories at www.daycarter.com.