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Obituaries For September 21, 2017
Updated September 22, 2017 6:14 AM
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Norma Evelyn Wagner - Bedford

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December 11, 1921-September 21, 2017

Norma Evelyn Wagner, 95, of Bedford died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Stone Bridge Health Campus.

Born December 11, 1921 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Stella (Allen) Quackenbush. She married Walter Ray Wagner on May 21, 1940 and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and member of Southland Church of Christ. Norma loved to play bridge and do crossword puzzles.

Survivors include one son, Timothy Wagner and wife, Lisa, of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Luann Smith and husband, Steve, Ann Wagner, Zack Wagner, Nick Ackerman; three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Michael; a daughter, Lana Bourland; a sister, Betty Lou Roberts.

Graveside services will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 22nd at Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. No visitation is planned.

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

W. Marie Sebastian - Mitchell

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W. Marie Sebastian, 90, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 25, 1926, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Rice and Grace (Barlow) Blackerby. She married Carl D. Sebastian and he preceded her in death in January 1967.

Marie had been employed at Spring Mill Inn and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the music and dancing at Mitchell Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Sebastian of Mitchell, Carl Sebastian of Greenwood, Florida; daughter, Sharon Howe of Salem Oregon; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Maxine Worley of Mitchell, June Hall of Mitchell, Janet Quinn of Mitchell, Bonnie Bundy of Mitchell, Sue Woods of Mitchell

Her parents; husband; and brothers, Earl, Ray, and Nelson "Bud" Blackerby, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen with burial at a later date in Mitchell Cemetery.

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



Obituaries For September 19, 2017
Updated September 20, 2017 6:50 AM
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Denny Inman - Bedford

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April 19, 1945 - September 19, 2017

Denny Inman, 72, of Bedford, died at 9:07 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 19, 1945, in Bedford, he was the son of Cecil and Lois (Watson) Inman. He married Diane E. Galloway and she preceded him in death on April 30, 2014. He retired from the L & N Railroad and later retired as an electronics technician from NWSD Crane after twenty-three years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a sharp shooter. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was active in Lawrence and Monroe Co. 4-H. He enjoyed flea markets and his animals.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Inman, of Bedford; two sons, James E. Inman, and Kip E. Inman and Charity, all of
Bedford; a daughter, Alissia Inman and Monte Bastin, of Bedford; nine grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Alanis, Kody, Alexandra, Keaton, Danielle, Dax and Kenley; a great grandson, Michael; a sister, Jill Deckard and Kevin Bailey,
of Bedford, and a niece, Tiana Deckard, of Bedford.

He was preceded in death by his wife and father.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 22 nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter
Mortuary with John Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, September
21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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



Obituaries For September 18, 2017
Updated September 19, 2017 7:35 AM
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Sarah E. Floyd - Bedford

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November 3, 1930-September 17, 2017

Sarah E. Floyd, 86, of Bedford died at 5:57 am on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Westview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born November 3, 1930 in Lawrence County she was the daughter of Clyde and Ida (Baker) Emmons. She married James Floyd in 1954 and he preceded her in death. She was a member of the Davis Memorial Church of the Nazarene. She retired from GE in Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors include one brother Clifford Emmons and wife Frances of Bedford; one sister Laura Stanton of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, James E. Floyd, two brothers, Ollie, and Doyle Emmons, and three sisters, Geneva McKnight, Clara Mae, and Gladys Blair.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 21st in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ken Bushy officiating. Burial will follow in the Leatherwood Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th.

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

Margaret Jean Tarr - Mitchell

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May 18, 1939 - September 16, 2017

Margaret Jean Tarr, 78, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born May 18, 1939, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of William Clem and Mallie Golden (Ashley) Cole. She was married to William Clinton Tarr. Margaret was a homemaker and loved baking with persimmons and berries. She was a
member of Fishing Creek Chapel.

Survivors include her husband, William Tarr of Mitchell; daughters, Cynthia Jean King of Mitchell, Jamie Allen Lewis of Mitchell; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Bob Cole of Indianapolis, Violet Bohart of Indianapolis, Geneva Hardin of Indianapolis, Mary Salmon of Bedford, Steve Cole of Bedford, Dave Cole of Indianapolis

Her parent; son, Timothy Allen Tarr; and sisters, Mildred White and Mallie Blanton, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, at Beech Grove Cemetery with Yancy Unger officiating.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until Noon on Wednesday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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



Obituaries For September 17, 2017
Updated September 17, 2017 9:47 AM
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Joyce (Storm) Walker - Bedford
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November 4, 1948 - September 15, 2017

Joyce (Storm) Walker, 68, of Bedford, died at 2:58 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 4, 1948 in Princeton, KY, she was the daughter of Ernest Ralph and Elva (Cherry) Storm. She married Riley Walker on May 28, 1971 in Princeton, KY and he survives. She was a Registered Nurse and graduated with a RN Degree from Kentucky Baptist and Indiana University with a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration.

Survivors include; two daughters, Adair Walker Brent, of Bedford, Rachel Storm Landers and husband Alan, of Stuttgart, Germany, one son, Jonathan Lewis Walker and wife, Jennifer, of Springville, grandchildren, Aaron Storm, Corbin Walker Brent and Moriah Walker Brent, Brennon Blevins, Bruce Walker, Henry Armstrong, Ezra Walker Landers, Grace Landers, Eli Landers and Nora Landers.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Lance Storm.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Bedford with Rev. Cliff Bunch and Pastor Nathan Sundt officiating. Burial will follow in Springville West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 6 pm on Sunday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joyce Walker Grandchildren College Scholarship Fund.

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

Helen Marie Cooper - Mitchell
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April 29, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Helen Marie Cooper, 69, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 29, 1948, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Howard and Clara M. (Hanners) Tincher. She married Ronald Dean Cooper July 6, 1965, and he preceded her in death March 9, 2006. Helen retired from RCA with 35 years of service.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie Bolling of Mitchell; granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson

Her parents; husband; and brothers, George Hanners and Clyde Hanners, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Monday, September 18th, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation was chosen.

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

Wayne Alan Semerau - Daytona Beach Shores
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July 2, 1946 - September 9, 2017

Wayne Alan Semerau, 71, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, passed away at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Florida Memorial Hospital.

He was born on July 2, 1946, and was the son of George Walter Semerau and Lillian (Axberg) Semerau. He married Kathy Grissom on November 28, 1987 and she survives. He achieved his B.A. degree from Purdue University and his M.B.A. from Indiana University, and he worked as an Industrial Engineer for Otis Elevator for 41 years. He was instrumental in projects overseas in both Australia and Malaysia throughout his career.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Semerau, of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida; four children, Kathy (Semerau) Baldwin, of Tennessee; Ryan Semerau, of Connecticut, Jason Cain and Ashley (Cain) Bridges, of Indiana, his mother, Lillian (Axberg) Semerau, of South Carolina; two brothers, George Paul Semerau and wife Jody Semerau, of California; and Jon Max Semerau and his wife Ellen Semerau, of South Carolina; 18 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Walter Semerau; maternal grandparents, Jon Edwin Axberg and Lillian (Young) Axberg; and paternal grandparents; Max Joseph Semerau and Erna (Pauli) Semerau.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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



Obituaries For September 15, 2017
Updated September 15, 2017 7:41 AM
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Betta Jean Beavers Smith
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March 8, 1928 - Sept. 11, 2017

Betta Jean Beavers Smith, 89, os Plantation Fl., passed quietly on Monday, September 11, 2017.

Born March 8, 1928, in Milltown, Indiana, she was the daughter of Everett and Ida Fern (Hannel) Grunden.

Betta was the first and foremost a warm caring person who treated all with kindness and respect. In the vernacular of her day, she was always referred to as, "that sweet Betta." She would undoubtedly list her two sons as her most important achievements in a life well lived. She was married to Jesse Beavers, father of her two sons, until his death in February 1983. They had been childhood sweethearts from the third grade. They lived their early years in a small frame house on Main Street in Mitchell until finally building their dream home on three acres on State Road 60 East in 1970. Betta married Tom Smith in 1985. They lived in Salem and then on White River near Shoals. Finally, in retirement, they moved to Plantation, Florida, near Tim, where Tom died in 2015. Ironically, Betta, who was always the caregiver, became the cared-for as Alzheimer's ravaged her life.

Betta is survived by her sons, Keith Beavers and his wife, Donna, and Tim Beavers and his wife, Betty Anne. She is also survived by grandchildren, Jason Beavers and his wife, Meredith, Jeffrey Beavers and his wife, Summer, Justin Beavers, Alexanne Beavers, and great grandchildren, Adrianna Beavers, Merrick Beavers, and Raylan Beavers.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and siblings, Ollie Grunden, Bennie Grunden, Irene Grunden, Mildred Haley, Violet Davis, and Maudie Mann.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Lee Hupp officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

Bobbie Gene Lee

June 2, 1939 - September 13, 2017

Bobbie Gene Lee, 78, of Tunnelton, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his residence.

Born June 2, 1939, in Kentucky, he was the son of John Martin and Elizabeth Mae (Babb) Lee.

He married Ramona Flinn on June 30, 1962; and she survives.

He was a graduate of Henderson County High School, in Henderson, Kentucky, with the Class of 1957. Bobbie was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was stationed in Korea. He was an avid gardener. Bobbie retired from Samco after many years. He was of the Protestant Faith.

Surviving are his wife, Ramona Lee; two sons, David (Tracy) Lee and Mark Lee; two grandchildren, Patrick Lee and Andrea Lee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Billie Lee.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Pastor Mike Davis officiating. Private family burial will be held at Tunnelton Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be on Friday, 11:00 A.M. until the service hour at the funeral chapel.

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



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