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Obituaries For Feb. 18, 2017
Updated February 18, 2017 9:47 AM
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Sonia L. Young - Oolitic
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May 16, 1937 - February 17, 2017

Sonia L. Young, 79, of Oolitic, died Friday evening at her home surrounded by her family.

Born May 16, 1937 in Oolitic, she was the daughter of Gilbert Staley and Maxine Hubbard. She married John Young on August 29, 1959 and he preceded her in death on December 23, 2010. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Bedford Baptist Temple. She was a strong woman who lived for her family and friends.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Helm and husband Mike, of Lafayette, Sherry Jones and husband Brian, of Bedford, and Robin Root and husband Charlie of Bedford; one son, Johnny Young and wife Connie of Poulan, GA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tim Staley, of Bedford, and Jim Staley and wife Kathy of Oolitic; three sisters, Marilyn Heady, of Bedford, Nancy Stuckey and husband Dana of Kansas and Janelle Evans and husband Jim of Orlando, FL; sister-in- law Sharon Staley of Oolitic.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Sonya Jones in infancy and Stephanie Pinnick; one grandson, Anthony "TJ" King; one brother, Raymond Staley; one brother-in- law, Loren Heady; and a sister-in- law, Glenda Staley.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 st in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For Feb. 16, 2017
Updated February 17, 2017 7:20 AM
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Gilbert "Gib" W. Wagner - Bedford

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January 14, 1924 - February 16, 2017

Gilbert "Gib" W. Wagner, 93, of Bedford, died at 4 a.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born January 14, 1924 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Walter and Iva (Hackler) Wagner. He married Betty Richards on March 18, 1944 and she preceded him in death on February 7, 2015. He retired from General Motors in 1980 and was a member of the First Baptist Church and U.A.W. Local #440.

Survivors include four daughters, Bobbi Jean Dailey, of Ellettsville, Sherry A. Hudson and husband, Phil, of Bloomington and Sondra Wagner, of Ellettsville, Donna Myers and husband, Dr. Jim Myers, of Johnson City, TN; three granddaughters, Jeanette Stolz, of Bloomington, Susie Hammersly, of Cape Coral, FL, and Jennifer Houston and husband, Greg, of Jackson, GA; a grandson, Brandon Hudson and wife, Cassie, of Bloomington; ten great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Norma Wagner, Virginia Concannon both of Bedford, Linda Richards of Indianapolis, and Loretta Richards of Mitchell; a brother-in- law, John Richards and wife Gail of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 70 years, Betty, and two sisters, Joy Helen Smith and Wanda M. Wagner; two brothers, Ray and Robert Wagner.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 20th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Lee Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverville Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



Obituaries For Feb. 15, 2017
Updated February 15, 2017 10:39 AM
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Betty J. Roach - Springville

November 15, 1930 - February 14, 2017

Betty J. Roach, 86, of Springville, died at 8:55 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 15, 1930 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of William and Mary (McCall) Chastain. She married Oren Roach on July 8, 1950 and he preceded her in death on February 18, 2008. She retired as a utility operator supervisor for M. Fine & Sons after thirty-six years and was a member of the Oolitic Church of Christ. Betty enjoyed her friends, working out at Healthy Balance where she was involved in the Silver Sneakers program. She enjoyed reading, quilting and gardening.

Survivors include two sons, David Roach, of Springville and Donald Roach, of Avoca. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Ray and Fay Chastain; three sisters, Juanita French, Dorothy Lloyd and Roberta Lessig; a niece, Linda Lessig.

At Betty's request, no funeral service is planned. Burial will be in Springville Christian Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Betty can be made to White River Humane Society.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Janice A. Chastain - Springfield, Virginia

Janice A. Chastain, 88, of Springfield, VA, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Wirtz, Virginia.

Born August 3, 1928, she was the daughter of Barney and Ruth (Whitted) Alexander. Janice graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946 and spent her career as a secretary in the Pentagon.

Survivors include her daughter, Muriel Ruth (David) Mutispaugh; son, Stan "J." Chastain; grandchildren, Theresa (Chris) Jenkins, and Jason Chastain; and great grandson, Jacob Jenkins.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, at Mitchell Cemetery with Pastor Brenda Ludwig officiating.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.



Obituaries For Feb. 13, 2017
Updated February 14, 2017 6:39 AM
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Joyce L. (Nickless) Baker - Williams

August 1, 1947-February 11, 2017

Joyce L. (Nickless) Baker, 69, of Williams died at 6:32 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at her residence.

Born August 1, 1947 in Bedford she was the daughter of Paul and Helen Jean (Reynolds) Nickless. She married Scotty L. Baker on May 31, 1965 and he survives. She had worked as a nurse on the mother-baby unit at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital and prior to that had also been a school bus driver for many years as well as worked for the welfare department. Joyce was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved to sew, plant flowers, spend time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Scotty of Bedford; five children: Leah Maple and husband David of Orleans, Eric Baker of Williams, Ursula Nash and husband Butch of Mitchell, Adrian Baker of Williams, Jeromy Baker of Williams; eight grandchildren: Brandon Nash and wife Dara, Christian Nash and companion Deidre, Cole Nash, Chandelor Nash, Graham Nash, Cain Hopper, Clay Hopper, Kalyn White; siblings: Barbara Baxter and husband Jim of Williams, Paul Nickless and wife Pat of Westfield, Paula Nickless of Nashville, TN, Tim Nickless of Williams; three nieces: Tammy Baxter, Aimee Harvey, Jamie Nickless; two nephews: Travis Watkins, Shannon Baxter; several great nieces and nephews; and family friend, Jamie Sears.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th
at the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steven DeLong officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, February 13th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Opal Dale Deckard - Bedford

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October 11, 1925- February 11, 2017

Opal Dale Deckard, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at White River Lodge.

Born October 11, 1925 in Lawrence Co., he was the son of Wesley J. and Belva (Meadows) Deckard. He married Thelma Phillips on November 20, 1943 and she survives. He was a retired farmer. He attended the Grace Full Gospel Church. He loved farming, his family and playing guitar and singing.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma, of Bedford; one son, Philip Deckard and wife Sharon (Holmes) of Bedford; one grandson, Carey Dale Deckard and wife Janelle (Fultz) of Bedford; two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Grace Deckard and Meredith Elaine Deckard, both of Bedford; one sister, Vernice Ross of Bedford; one sister-in- law, Ada Deckard of Bedford; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Belva Deckard; one brother, Vestal Deckard; and one sister, Loretta Hill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Brent O'Neal officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hanson Cemetery Trust Fund. Donations can either be dropped off at Day & Carter Mortuary, or mailed to Day & Carter Mortuary P.O. Box 905 Bedford, IN 47421.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

Ralph Turner Sr. - Mitchell

Graveside service for Ralph Turner, Sr., who passed away February 4, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, at Lawrenceport Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of the arrangements.



Obituaries For Feb. 12, 2017
Updated February 12, 2017 9:45 AM
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Joyce L. Phillips - Springville'
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June 18, 1937-February 10, 2017

Joyce L. Phillips, 79, of Springville, left us to go home, her eternal home, at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2016 at the White River Lodge.

Born June 18, 1937 in Charlestown, IL she was the daughter of Hobert and Edith (Anderson) Godsey. She married Wendell Phillips on November 13, 1952 and he survives. She was a pastor's wife homemaker, and the Secretary of Springville Pentecostal Mission for 23 years. She was a lifelong member of Springville Pentecostal Mission Church.

Survivors include; her husband Pastor Wendell of Springville; two sons: Kenneth L. Phillips of Springville, and Rev. Douglas E. Phillips and wife Lori of English; two daughters: Kathy J. Phillips of Springville, and Kay Churchman and husband Jim of Pekin; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Phillips of Springville; two brothers: Earl Godsey and wife Mary, and James Godsey and wife Roseanne both of Springville; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Rev. Alan L. Phillips, and two brothers, Donald, and Paul Godsey.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15th at the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church with Pastor Doug Phillips, Pastor Keith Thompson, and Pastor Wayne Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 until 8:00pm on Tuesday, February 14th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 9:00 am until the service hour on Wednesday, February 15th at the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church.

Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.



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