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Obituaries For February 20, 2019
Updated February 20, 2019 1:38 PM
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Jean Mullis - Bedford
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December 23, 1925 - February 20, 2019

Jean Mullis, 93, of Bedford, died at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Westview Manor.

Born December 23, 1925, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Rev. Ora and Ruth (Gore) Bolton. She married Wayne Mitchell and he preceded her in death. She later married Charles Mullis and he, too, preceded her in death. She worked as a front desk clerk at the unemployment office and a member of the Methodist Church in Orleans. Jean helped many people by opening her home to anyone who needed help. She was very giving.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Mitchell, of Bedford; two step-daughters, Michelle, of Indianapolis and Debbie, of Bedford; a step-son, Alan Mullis, of Bedford; a grandson, Curtis Mitchell, of Bedford a granddaughter, Chasity Jenkins and husband, Tim, of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Eli, Carter, Cutler, Tyler, and Elijah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers, Kedrick, Duward, and Jack; a sister, Margie Myers.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 22 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Tim Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, February 22 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



Obituaries For February 19, 2019
Updated February 20, 2019 10:29 AM
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Frank "Butch" Runyon - Bedford
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September 15, 1942 - February 15, 2019

Frank "Butch" Runyon, 76, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at his residence.

Born September 15, 1942, in Bloomington, IN, he was the son of Edward and Mary (Jackson) Runyon.

Butch was a retired brick mason. He was a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33 and Oolitic VFW.

Surviving are his two daughters, Penny (William) Grubbs, of Bedford, and Sandra (Dennis) Hamm, of Bedford; six grandchildren, John, Michael, Ashley, William III (Nikki), Michael Shane (Angie), and Cassie; great-grandchildren, Colton, Jonathon, Caleb, Skylar, Payton, Lila, Levi, and Jamion; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, David Runyon; one great-great-grandson, Michael Charles Maxwell; one brother, Richard Runyon; and one sister, Delores Ann Kribbs.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Bro. Robert Akers officiating. Burial will be in Gross Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday at the funeral chapel.

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

Robert Eugene Lemmons, Jr. - Bedford
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September 12, 1957 - February 13, 2019

Robert Lemmons Jr., 61, of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in Bloomington, Indiana.

Born September 12, 1957, in Bedford, Indiana, he was the son of Robert and Alma (Oliver) Lemmons.

He married Connie Lemmons on March 4, 1998.

Robert was an electrician and retired truck driver. He attended Oolitic High School. Robert was a member of the Moose Lodge, a member of the Eagles and a member of the Bedford Boat and Sportsmen's Club.

He is survived by his wife, Connie Lemmons; step-daughter, Melissa Hildum; four sisters , Mary Watson, Bobbie Lemmons, Gloria Mundy-Phelix, Hazel Johnson; Nieces and Nephews, Amy Mitchell, Robert Lemmons, Sr., Jerry Lee Johnson, Raymond "Ray" Johnson, Katie Chapman, Joe Thomas, David Thomas; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

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

Robert Moore Kindred - Bedford
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February 12, 1929 - February 17, 2019

Robert Moore Kindred, 90, of Bedford, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at IU Health Hospice House, Bloomington.

Born February 12, 1929, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Bart and Gladys (Moore) Kindred.

He married Shirley Browning on August 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death in April 2017.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a mechanic at Bear Alignment before going full time in the Indiana National Guard, where he retired after more than 20 years of service.

He was a graduate of Bedford High School Class of 1947 and later earned an Associate's Degree from Devry Institute. Robert was a member of Restoration Church of the Nazarene and the Good Sam's Camping Club.

He enjoyed IU basketball, cars, woodworking, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his son, Mark Kindred, of Bedford; daughter, Melinda (Brad) Scott, of Bedford; grandchildren, Aaron (Rachel) Kindred, of Seymour, Shelby (Chris) Easterday, of Bedford, and Sydney Henderson, of Bedford; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Jaylah, Oliver, Nel, Eli, and Treyton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; son, Mike Kindred; brother, Richard Kindred; and two sisters, Georgia Kindred Lantz and Mina Kindred Seidle.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Pastor Ken Bushey officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the service hour Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, in honor of Robert Moore Kindred.

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

Agatha G. (McPherson) Merry - Mitchell

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May 9, 1927 - February 16, 2019

Agatha G. (McPherson) Merry, 91, of Mitchell, our beloved mother, passed away at 4:32 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born May 9, 1927, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Henry and Ida (Burton) McPherson. Claude Rayhill was the father of her children.

Agatha was a homemaker and a member of Woodville Baptist Church. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1946. Agatha was a member of Mitchell Senior Citizens and loved to dance. She loved life and her family, and always had a smile.

Survivors include her children, Terry Rayhill of Mitchell, Jerry Rayhill of Mitchell, Claude (Jolene) Rayhill, Jr., of Mitchell, Jennifer Carter, Elkton, Kentucky; grandchildren, Jarrett Rayhill, Stephanie Brashear, Davin Rayhill, Melanie, Carter, and Alison Boruff; step-grandchildren, Austin Caudell and Alison Kern; 10 great-grandchildren; 4 step great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren

Her parents; siblings, Emmett McPherson, Leland McPherson, Burton McPherson, Lorena Eversole, Rowana Thompson, Faye Chastain, and Kathryn Parks, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 23, at Woodville Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Hamer and Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.

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



Obituaries For February 18, 2019
Updated February 18, 2019 2:26 PM
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David L. Hanners - Bedford
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November 9, 1948 - February 15, 2019

David L. Hanners passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

He was born November 9, 1948, in Lawrence County to James Houston Hanners and Wilma (Johnson) Baxter.
He married Martha Kirkman on June 29, 1968, and she survives.

He worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 32 years, later retiring from Reynolds Incorporated. He was also an umpire for Murray Ball Park. David was a graduate of Needmore High School class of 1967 and also attended United Electronics in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of Tabernacle of Praise. He loved spending time with his family, grandkids, and great-grandkids. He also loved his church and making the Easter eggs every year.

Surviving are his wife Martha Hanners of Bedford; two daughters, Shelly (Robbie) Sons of Bedford; Tessa (Fiancé Jamie Page) of Bedford; three grandchildren, Zach (Elizabeth ) Sons of Acton, Indiana, Dylan (Fiancé Savana Fuller) Sons of Bedford, Tatom (Cody) Douglas of Bedford; two great-grandchildren Kinsley Ikerd, Colton Sons; Mother Wilma Baxter of Bedford; one brother, Steve (Brenda) Hanners of Bloomington; one half-brother James "Bo" Hanners; two half-sisters, Jamie Hanners and Lori Hanners-Moore; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father; one grandson, Trey Ikerd; and one half-sister, Lynn Preece.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Tabernacle of Praise on Thursday, February 21, 2019, with Pastor Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, and from 1 p.m. until the service hour on Thursday, at Tabernacle of Praise.

Memorial contributions in memory of David Hanners may be made to Tabernacle of Praise Safety Team.

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



Obituaries For February 15, 2019
Updated February 17, 2019 5:23 PM
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Ward L. Brafford - Bloomington
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November 3, 1930 - February 14, 2019

Ward L. Brafford, 88, of Bloomington, died at 9:41 am on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at his residence.

Born November 3, 1930, in Oolitic, IN, he was the son of William and Etta (Blake) Brafford. He married Freeda
Bridges on June 17, 1950, and she survives. He was a teacher for thirty-two years in Miami, FL and in the North
Lawrence School Systems. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Freeda, of Bloomington; a daughter, Peggy Lee Padron and husband, Javier, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a son, Micky L. Brafford and wife, Lisa, of Bloomington; grandchildren, Tracee Colwell and Ricky Lee, both of FL, Hunter Brafford, and Sydnee Brafford, both of Bloomington; three great-grandchildren, Nathan Colwell, Trevor Colwell, and Dakota Lee; a sister, Donna F. Terry, of TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delmar Brafford; a sister, Mary Oliver.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 18th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Cameron Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens where military rites will be accorded by members of The American Legion Gillen Post 33. Visitation will be from Noon until the hour of service on Monday at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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

Donald Harold Cottengaim - Mitchell

November 25, 1938 - February 14, 2019

Donald Harold Cottengaim, 80, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 25, 1938, in Orangeville, he was the son of Jasper and Agnew (Bex) Cottengaim. He married Sandra Sue Barker on March 21, 1970.

Donald attended Mitchell Public Schools and worked at the Mitchell Jay-C Store before enlisting in the U. S. Air Force. He served in Vietnam and various places during his 36-year tour of duty. He retired with the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Donald entertained as Santa Claus several years at Mitchell Manor.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Cottengaim of Mitchell; brothers, Menlo (Irene) Cotttengaim of Mitchell, Ermal Dean (Annette) Cottengaim of Mitchell; special niece, Jackie Cottengaim of Orleans, nieces and nephews

His parents; brothers, Glen Cottengaim and David Cottengaim; and half-sister, Flossie Dyer, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Jim Russell officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

Marilyn Jean Conrad - Richmond, Virginia
 
April 15, 1932 - February 13, 2019
 
Marilyn Jean Conrad, born April 15, 1932, in Silverville, Indiana, formerly of Jeffersonville and Ramsey, Indiana, died February 13, 2019, in Richmond, Virginia.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Beryl and Frances (Owens) Pruett, husband, James E. Conrad, brothers, Robert D. Pruett, James G. Pruett and step-daughter, Sandra Telfer.
 
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Tobias Youngs; son, James D. Fishel and step-daughter, Sherry Brandon; grandchildren, Carey Flynn (Paul), Nicholas Brandon, Jacqueline, Theodore and Rachel Fishel; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Connor Ferwerda. Also surviving her are sisters, Mary Lou Thompson, Barbara Hillenburg, and brother, David Pruett.
 
Jean was a leading real estate agent at the former Bass & Weisberg agency and later President of Southern Indiana
Board of Realtors. She was a great trivia buff, always astounding family and friends with her extensive knowledge of all things trivia.  She was a voracious reader, crossword puzzle worker, and Indiana University sports fan.
 
A private burial service will be Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Silverville, Indiana.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Larry "Pikey" McPike - Bedford
July 28, 1948 - February 11, 2019

Larry "Pikey" McPike, 70, of Bedford, died at 10:49 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born July 28, 1948, in Bedford, he was the son of Kenneth and Vera "Jayne" (Owen) McPike. He formerly worked at
the Ford plant in Bedford.

Survivors include two daughters; four grandchildren; one brother, John McPike, of Bedford. He was preceded in
death by his parents, his grandparents, and a brother, Danny McPike.

Arrangements are pending at Day & Carter Mortuary

Dale Nodine - Mitchell
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October 10, 1935 - February 13, 2018

Dale Nodine, 83, of Mitchell, died at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born October 10, 1935, in Garrett, IN, he was the son of Charles R. and Hazel M (Daniels) Nodine. He was an avid
Elvis fan. He was the last of his family.

The staff of Mitchell Manor and his guardianship volunteer, Carly Dixon was his adoptive family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Forrest and Frank and a sister, Violet.

A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19th in the atrium at Mitchell Manor. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.

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

William Ronald "Ronnie" Williams - Mitchell

March 31, 1938 - February 13, 2019

William Ronald "Ronnie" Williams, 80, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at his residence.

Born March 31, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of William E. and Ellen (Walker) Williams. He married Donna J. Kenney on October 1, 1960.

Ronnie was a general contractor and for twenty years operated Williams Wares and U-Haul. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1957 and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Williams of Mitchell; children, Mary Ellen Williams of Bedford, Laura Hackney of Bedford, Norma Jean (Carl) Lawrence of Bloomington, Rhonda (Richard) Byrd of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barbara Eckensberger of Mitchell, David (Sharon) Williams of Mitchell, Steve (Lana) Williams of Mitchell, Dennis Williams of Bloomington, Gary Williams of Terre Haute

His parents; son, William Robert Williams; and grandson, Ty Kellams; preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, February 19, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Melvin Dale Matthews officiating. Private burial will be on Tuesday in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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



Obituaries For February 13, 2019
Updated February 14, 2019 9:12 AM
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Baskam Junior Rice

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May 16, 1961 - February 12, 2019

Baskam Junior Rice, 57, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 16, 1961, in Elwood, Indiana, he was the son of Baskam B. and Helen Ruth (Gittle) Rice. He married Wendy Sue White on June 29, 2007. Baskam was a United States Army Veteran and worked for Fibertech. He was a member of Ruffcut Ministries.

Survivors include his wife, Wendy Sue Rice of Mitchell; children, Brandy (Tim) Senseny of Olney, IL, Felicia Travelpiece of Olney, IL, Bambi Rice of Olney, IL, Paul Mesarosh of Mitchell, and Rachel (Richard) VanMeter of Mitchell; siblings, Tracey Rice of Park City, Jason Rice of Mentone, Steve Dawson of Bedford, Shawn Rice of Lafayette, Carol Burden of Olney, IL, Kathy Rice of Olney, IL, Darla King of Campbellsburg, and Karla Dawson of Olney, IL; nine grandchildren.

His parents; Father and Mother-In-Law, James and Aletha White; and son, Joshua White, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at Haverly Funeral Chapel. Cremation will follow. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Susan Marie Tolbert - Loogootee

May 13, 1958 - February 11, 2019

Susan Marie Tolbert, 60, of Loogootee, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in
Evansville.

She was born May 13, 1958, in Tallahassee, Florida to Robert and Marion (Cumberlidge) Clark. She married Gregory Tolbert in 1976 in Loogootee. Susan was a homemaker, a member of the Loogootee Church of Christ and a member of the Daughters of the American Legion in Shoals.

Surviving are, her husband; three daughters, Tonya (Michael) Jones of Loogootee, Marion Anderson of Fort Wayne, April (Josh) Payne of Loogootee; eight grandchildren, Ariel (David) Derr, Jonathon (Kayla) Jones, Taylor Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Nicole Anderson, Seth Wisner, Lance Wisner; two brothers, Charles Clark of Florida and Tom Clark of Florida; two sisters, Barbara Smith of Florida and Karen Boyd of Florida.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William Clark and Robert Clark.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial at a later date. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Queen-Lee Chapel.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes.

Lois Chastain Shipman - Bedford

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October 19, 1922 - February 11, 2019

Lois Chastain Shipman, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital.

Born October 19, 1922, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Jesse and Etta (Freed) Chastain. She married Paul Shipman on July 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2017. She began her work career at
Ellison Abstract & Title Company in 1941 and remained there until 1948. She worked as secretary of Albert J. Fields from 1956 until 1966. She then worked as secretary to John C. Owens and Associated from 1966 until her
retirement in 1982. Lois and her husband, Paul, spent seventeen winters in Florida after his retirement in 1983. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended the Central Church of Christ in Bedford.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Walter L. Nation, of Bedford; a granddaughter, Mikki McDonald and husband, Victor, of Indianapolis; a grandson, Jeremy Nation and wife, Rebecca, of Bloomington; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Myra Shipman, of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Terrilou Shipman Nation; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 15th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Friday, February 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Per her request, no flowers are desired.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Church of Christ.

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



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