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Obituaries For January 28, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015 5:57 PM
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Richard Douglas "Doug" Williams - Bloomington
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Richard Douglas "Doug" Williams, 65, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015, saving his family from a burning ship sinking at sea.

Born June 28, 1949, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Richard A. and Betty J. (Williams) Williams. He was married to Helena Alexander and she preceded him in death. He had a quirky sense of humor with a memorable laugh. He loved people and spending time with family and friends. He loved bicycling, history and art, and was an avid reader. He had an adventurous spirit and loved traveling. Doug graduated from Mitchell High School in 1967. Doug worked 27 years at Mills Market before being employed at Pepsi~Cola and was a
member of Teamsters Local No. 135.

Survivors include his daughter, Gretchen (Robert) King, Mitchell; sons, Noah (Nikki) Williams, Vancouver, Washington, Ben (Sarah) Williams, Newark, Ohio; parents, Richard and Betty Williams, Bloomington; stepchildren, Stephanie Rexing, Clancey Alexander, Patrick Alexander; grandchildren, Abraham "Abe" King, Lorelai King, Bailey Williams

His wife and stepdaughter, Mary Jo Grant, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jim Hatfield officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation was chosen.

Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services

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



Obituaries For January 29, 2014
Updated January 29, 2015 8:13 AM
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Allen Lee Guess - Orleans

Allen Lee Guess, 82, of Orleans, died at 8 am on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.

Born 1932 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Otto Guess. He married Hackney in 1956 and she survives. He was an ironworker and member of the Ironworkers Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, of Orleans; two sons, Allen Doan Guess and Mark Allen Guess both of Orleans; two daughters, Cathy Norine Church of Mitchell and Debbie Sue Beasley of NC; ten grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four children and two brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, January 30th at the Lowder Cemetery with Pastor Lyman Taylor officiating. Burial will follow with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and DA.V. Chapter 2. No visitation is scheduled.

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

Brenda Chapman - North Las Vegas, Nevada

Brenda Chapman, 74, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at her residence.

Born July 11, 1940, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Edith (Painter) White. She married Frank L. Chapman in 1963 and he preceded her in death November 23, 2013.

Survivor daughters, Stephanie Chapman, North LasVegas, Nevada; Kim Esslinger, Long Beach, California; sisters, Sandra (Randy) Coble, Mitchell; Mary Jane Caraway, Mitchell

Her parents; husband; and sisters, Shirley Radcliff, Virginia White, and Betty Kelley, preceded her in death.

Private graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, at Mitchell Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Haverly Funeral Chapel and Cremation.

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

Richard Douglas Williams - Bloomington

Richard Douglas Williams, 64, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, January 27, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.



Obituaries For January 28, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015 6:10 PM
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Allen Lee Guess - Orleans

Allen Lee Guess, 82, of Orleans died at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his residence.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Olive (Case) Jones - Bedford

Olive (Case) Jones, of Bedford, passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Garden Villa, Bedford.

Born November 18, 1918 in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Everett and Lizzie (Horner) Case.
She married Russell C. Jones; and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was a graduate of Tunnelton High School. Olive was a member of the 19th Street Church of Christ. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Russell David (Ann M.) Jones, of Bloomington; one daughter, Marsha Kay Jones, of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Jeffrey David (Tammy) Jones and Deborah Ann (Steve) Jones Sinders; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Jones, Courtney Jones, Shelly (Nick) Gibson; and one great-great grandchild, Lilah Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home with Dean Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Thursday, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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



Obituaries For January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015 12:14 PM
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Gloria Jean Cauble - Mitchell

Gloria Jean Cauble, 41, of Mitchell, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015, at her residence.

Born February 22, 1973, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Donald Eugene and Mary Ann (Cheek) Cahill.

Gloria was a member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her companion, William Scott Cook, Mitchell; several aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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

Clifford Gugin - Bedford

Clifford Gugin, 81, of Bedford, died at 4:26 am on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Core Nursing and Rehab. in Bedford.

Born April 3, 1933 in Michigan, he was the son of Harold and Margaret Mongene (Standridge) Gugin. He married Karen Sue Woodward on July 13, 1963 and she survives. He was a painter and a member of the Dive Christian Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Bedford; two sons, David Gugin and Danny Gugin both of MI; a daughter Diana Johnson of MI; several grandchildren including Mikayla Elizabeth and Shayna Helene Winters and Chandall Raynea Gugin; two sisters, Vernetta Hansen of Cedarville, MI and Jesse Clark of Flint, MI and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Thomas Gugin; two daughters, Laura Lea Gugin-Winters and Kathy Jean Gugin (in infancy); two brothers, Harold and Cecil Gugin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 31st at the Dive Christian Church with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service on Saturday, January 31st at the Dive Christian Church.

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

Kenneth E. Baker Sr. - Bedford

Kenneth E. "Kenny" Baker, Sr., 74, of Bedford, passed away at 6:58 A.M. on Monday, January 26, 2015 at his residence.

Born January 31, 1940, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Millard Baker and Pearl (Voorhies) Baker.
He married Wanda Lee Farris on January 22, 1960; and she survives.

He retired from Laborers Local Union #741, in Bloomington, IN. He was a member of the local union #741. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved being in the woods, hunting mushrooms, ginseng, and yellow root. He was the rock of his family, and he raised and spoiled lots of children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Wanda, of Bedford; one son, Joseph M. Baker, of Bedford; Nine grandchildren, Ricky (Robin) Holmes, Eric (Cherie) Holmes, Sarita Holt, Timber (Noah) Browning, Tonya Feathers, LaCosta (Ryan) Eads, Cody (Nicki) Baker, Kortney Baker, Heather (Gery) Davis; Eighteen great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cruz, C'Aira, Celina, Emma, Bella, Bear, Tyson, Cheyenne, Shaylynn, LaKota, LaKeylah, Jasmine, Rylan, Aaliyah, Sylas, Sebastian, and Kaysen; one sister, Reva (Dale) Monday; two brothers, Jimmy Baker and Joe (Mary) Baker; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four children, Wanda Baker, Kenny Baker Jr., Tony Baker, and Suzann Holt; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. Burial will be in House of Prayer Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. at the funeral home.



Obituaries For January 26, 2014
Updated January 25, 2015 5:30 PM
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Kathy Ann (Mowry) Wagner - Bedford
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Kathy Ann (Mowry) Wagner, 59, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday January 24, 2015 in Bedford.

She was born on May 1, 1955 in Bedford, the daughter of Marion (Clark) Mowry and Robert Mowry.

Kathy was a lifelong employee at Visteon in Bedford before transferring to Washington, D.C. as an employee of Communications Workers of America, CWA/IUE Local 907.

Survivors include her children, Stephanie (Harbstreit) Blackmore of Bedford and Trent Harbstreit of Bedford, grandchildren, Mallorie Jones of Bedford, Lane Hollingsworth of Bedford, Cole, Chey-Ann and Clay Harbstreit of Bedford, Mother, Marion Mowry of Oolitic, Father, Robert (Bea) Mowry of Marion, Ohio, Sister, Nancy Fox of Bedford and her children, Taylor and Kaylee, Brother, Robbie (Jackie) Mowry of Bedford and children, Landon (Alisha) Mowry of Indianapolis, and Mallarie and Meredith Moore of Bedford, Brother, Bob (Staci) Mowry of Marion, Ohio, Several Aunts, Uncles, cousins and wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Warren and Louise Mowry and Maternal grandparents, George and Nellie Clark.

Kathy adored her grandchildren who called her "Mamaw Goose" and she was equally caring to her nieces and nephews. Kathy was loved by all who knew her and she always had a smile and a laugh with whomever she came in contact. Kathy will be missed immensely.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday January 27, 2015 at Cresthaven Funeral Home with Bro. Jim McDowell officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. service time on Tuesday at Cresthaven Funeral Home

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the White River Humane Society

Ray G. Merry - Bedford
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Ray G. Merry, 92, passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 24, 1922, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Benny and Nellie (Hickman) Merry. He married Edna L. Miller June 17, 1944.

Ray retired from Lehigh Cement Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include wife, Edna Merry, Mitchell; children, Eve Elaine (Ron) Neal, Anderson; Alan R. Merry, Dallas, Texas; son-in-law, Don Fortner, Jasper; grandchildren, Jason A. Fortner, Laura N. Bupp, Cara Elaine Schulz, Lindsay R. Campbell;12 great grandchildren;sister, Sylvia Eckard, Sparta, Michigan

His parents; daughter, Susan L. Fortner; brothers, Arthur Merry and Jesse Merry; and sister, Louise Hopper preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark 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 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Jason Fortner, Tucker Decker, Bobby Robbins, David Lee Miller, Morgan Schulz, and Jason Campbell.

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

Patricia Ann Jones - Bedford

Patricia Ann Jones, 80, died Friday evening at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 4, 1934 in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Benjamin Roberts and Belva (Henderson) Roberts. She married Doyle F. (Little Boy) Jones on May 6, 1954 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2011. She was a Kindergarten Aide for 22 years at Needmore Elementary School. She was a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Younger and her husband Joey, of Williams; one son, David Jones and his wife Paige, of Bedford; four grandchildren, Misty Deckard and her husband Curt, Jessica Bailey and her husband Nathan, Aaron Jones and his wife Hannah, and Brandon Jones; four great-grandchildren, Taylor and Hailey Deckard, Noah and Jonah Bailey; one sister, Carolyn Sue Tolbert, of Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Tuesday, January 27th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Rev. Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Monday, January 26th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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




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