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Obituaries For August 12, 2013
Updated August 12, 2013 9:00 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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Jake Patrick Whittle - Bedford

Jake Patrick Whittle (Gerald Lee Baker Jr.), 26, of Bedford died at 5:33 pm on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the IU Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born June 8, 1987 in Bedford, he was the son of Gerald Lee Baker Sr. and Tina Marie (Imlay) Haste. Jake met Matthew Whittle on March 21, 2008 and he survives. He attended Cornerstone Apostolic Pentecostal Church. Jake enjoyed crafts, fishing, and being outdoors.

Survivors include his partner Matthew Whittle of Bedford; mother and stepfather, Tina and James Haste of Bedford; father and stepmother, Gerald and Beth Baker of Henderson, NV; two brothers, Cameron Haste of Bedford and Gabriel Baker of Nevada; one sister Sheena Miller of Ellettsville; maternal grandfather, William Imlay III of Seymour; maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Imlay of Seymour; paternal grandfather Mike Thompson; several aunts and uncles, Kim and Ed of Ellettsvile, Teresa Taylor of Greenwood, Amanda Lucas of Seymour, Penny Clark, of Heltonville, Ki Eads of Heltonville, William M. Imlay of Seymour; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by a maternal grandmother, Roberta J Lucas; paternal grandmother, Leila Thompson; and one aunt, Roberta J. Wilson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on today in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am to the time of service today.

Family and Friends can light a candle in memory of Jake at

Russell D. Mallatt - Bedford

Russell D. Mallatt, 48, of Bedford, died at 12:53 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013, at I.U. Health, Bloomington, IN.

Born August 30, 1964 in Bedford, IN, he was the son of Donald E. Mallatt and Dorothy J. (Spray) Mallatt. He was a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School with the Class of 1985 and was a lifelong farmer.

Surviving are three sisters, Brenda (Leonard) Neff, Donna (David) Mills and Kristie (Tim) Fleetwood, all of Bedford; three nieces, Lisa (Michael) Stultz, Bedford; Shannon (Tom) Graves, Springville, IN and Jenni Beyers, Bedford; one nephew, Michael Wayne Neff, Bedford; five great nieces and nephews, Colby, Halle, Bryson, Brayden and Kendall; one aunt, Mary Catherine Martin, Bedford; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one niece Kara Neff.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Leonard Neff officiating. Burial will be in Erie Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 pm to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Ricky Lynn Spardlin - Virgina Beach, VA.

Ricky Lynn Spardlin, 59, formerly of Mitchell, passed away July 20, 2013.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, at Spice Valley Cemetery with military rites.

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

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