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Obituaries For September 9, 2013

Last updated on Monday, September 9, 2013

Michael Ford Craig - Bedford

Michael F. Craig, 69, of Bedford, died at his residence on Friday, Sep. 6, 2013.

Born May 25, 1944 in Bedford, he was the only child of Earl K. and Dorothy (Ford) Craig. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #33 where he proudly served with the Honor Guard. He was also a lifetime member of Bedford Boat & Sportsman Club. He was in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from General Motors. He loved his family and working outside in his yard and garden.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Ruth; three beautiful daughters, Suzan Craig of Commerce City, CO, Shellee Craig and Heidi Craig, both of Bedford; three grandsons, Colton and Wesley Phelps of Paoli, IN, and Jackson Tanner Craig of Bedford; two step-children, Toni Lowman of Ohio, and Joseph Gase of Florida; six step-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm on Tuesday, September 10 in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford with Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Tuesday, September 10. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rights from American Legion Post #33.

Special thanks to Garden Villa Nursing Home and Gentiva Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentiva Hopsice.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Michael at www.daycarter.com.

Alma M. Ashley - Bedford

Alma M. Ashley, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:20 am on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at IU Health Medical Center in Bedford.

Born May 12, 1922 in Bedford, she was the daughter of Charles Evans and Nancy Ann (Frazier.) She married Charles B. Ashley on July 21, 1941 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1992. She was a member of the Gulletts Creek Baptist Church and a former Volunteer at IU Health Bedford. She was a homemaker and was retired from M. Fines in Bedford.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Stevens of Bloomington, Janice Martz and husband, Wade of Ellettsville, and Jo Ellen Fitzgerald and husband, Victor of French Lick; one son, Greg Ashley and wife, Nancy of Bedford; eight grandchildren; fourteen greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, June Underwood of Bedford and Florence Byers of Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; one sister, Nova Allen; and four brothers, Noah Evans, Wilbur Evans, Morris Evans, and Charles Evans in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, September 10th in the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Billy Brim and Pastor Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 8 pm on Monday, September 9

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Food Pantry.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Alma at www.daycarter.com.

Kenneth W. Mundy - Bedford

Kenneth W. Mundy, 59, passed away at 10:12 a.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

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

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