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Obituaries For December 28, 2013
Updated December 28, 2013 8:45 AM
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Betty M. Sellers - Mitchell

Betty M. Sellers, 74 of Mitchell, passed away at her residence on December 21, 2013. She was born in Blackwater, Virginia on May 28, 1939 to Emmett L. and Inez Opal (Johnson) Collingsworth. She married Thomas Noah sellers on August 5, 1958 and he survives, she was of Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Sellers of Mitchell; one son Tony Sellers and wife Teresa of Washington; four grandchildren, five brothers, James Collingsworth of Bedford, Charles Collingsworth of Salem, Kee Collingsworth of Mitchell, Rev. Gerald Collingsworth and wife Vida of Ohio, David G. Collingsworth of Marion; five sisters, Ruby Sage of Paoli, Bobbie Buechler and husband Maurice of Mitchell, Georgia Flick and fiancé' Dennis West Baden Springs, Jurline Tuell and husband Ron of Florida, Mary Kinder and husband Dwight of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Don Collingsworth & SP4 Delmo Collingsworth who died May 30, 1966 while serving in the Vietnam War.

Private services were held on Friday December 27, 2013 at Cresthaven Funeral Home after her cremation.

Cresthaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Lebert L. May - Fayetteville

Lebert L. May, 78, of Fayetteville, died at 2:43 pm on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at his residence.

Born June 3, 1935 in Bedford, he was the son of Roy Delbert and Maude Elizabeth (Wright) May. He married Mary Lou Foster and she preceded him in death on August 28, 2008. He was a delivery driver/route salesman for Coca Cola and 7-Up Bottling and a member of the First Assembly of God. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include a son, Dexter "Butch" May of Bedford; two daughters, Sherlyn "Sherry" Brown and husband, Mike of Mitchell and Penny Godsey of Bedford; grandchildren, Rebecca Gulley, Josiah, Caleb, Jadon, Adam and Ashlyn Godsey, Ethan, Ezra and Elijah Sullivan, Emmy Sparks and Sammantha Davis. Several great grandchildren; two brothers, Marvel May of Chapel Hill and Darrell May of Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter Mellisa Sullivan; a sister, Juanita Jaynes; two brothers, Cleadous and Gleason May.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Monday, December 30th at the First Assembly of God with Pastors Glenn Duncan and Steve Terry officiating. Burial will follow in Fayetteville Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, December 29th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the First Assembly of God.

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

Thomas R. McCauley - Shoals

THomas R. McCauley, 66, of Shoals, passed away aty 8:30 p.m. on December 24, 2013 at his home in Shoals.

He was born on June 30, 1947 in Washington, Indiana to Robert and Virginia (Helms) McCauley. He married Brenda Erwin on June 15, 1967 in Loogootee.

Tom attended St. John's School in Loogootee; however he graduated from Loogootee High School. He served in the National Guard and worked at National Gypsum for 35 years prior to becoming disabled. He was a member of the Church On The Way in Washington. Mr. McCauley was a loving grandfather and his grandchildren were his life.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, of Shoals; two sons Steve McCauley, of Shoals and Brian and wife Priscilla McCauley, of Shoals; five grandchildren Courtney Otero, Amber Royston, Braxton McCauley, Brayden Souerdike and Addison McCauley and one sister.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

Gerald Jones - Heltonville

Gerald Jones, 64, Heltonville, died Thursday at Richland Bean Blossom Health Care Center in Ellettsville.

He was born November 19, 1949 in Bedford to Cecil and Elsie (Harrell) Jones. Gerald graduated from Heltonville High School, worked for Extuded Alloys, Northern Propane and Indiana Limestone Company. He was a member of Mundell Christian Church, NRA, American Quarterhorse Association and Int. Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millworkers of America Local 8093. He enjoyed coon hunting, horseback riding and farming.

Survivors include his sisters Carolyn Jarvis, of Bedford and Cynthia Denniston, of Norman; nieces Grace (Tyson) George and April Basinger; nephews Todd Denniston, Reid (Jody) Denniston; three great nieces and friend Evelyn Mundy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Cecilia "Susie" Basinger and infant brother Gregory Allen Jones.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. till the service time at 2 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home in Heltonville. Burial will follow at Mundell Church Cemetery with Brother Jim Fisher officiating.



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