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Obituaries For December 30, 2013
Updated December 30, 2013 3:51 PM
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Wimpy "Huey" O'Steen - Williams

Wimpy "Huey" O'Steen, 60, of Williams, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013, at his residence.

Born July 18, 1953 in Gainesville, FL, he was the son of Lester and Geneva (Dyle) O'Steen.
He married Rebekah Terry on May 20, 1978; and she survives.

He was a former truck driver for Shelby Trucking and was an ordained minister and was the former pastor at Soul's Haven Church. He was a graduate of Cross City High School, Cross City, FL.

Surviving are his wife, Rebekah O'Steen, Williams; one son, Arnold O'Steen, Williams; three daughters, Deborah (Steven) May, Bradyville, TN, Crystal (Layne) Lackey, Springville, and Bridgett (Paul) Owens, Bedford; five grandchildren, Chadrick May, Samuel Lackey, Cheylayna Lackey, Kadesia Owens, and Javan Owens; two sisters, Laverne Hay and Sheila O'Steen-Jones, both of FL; and one brother, Pat Chewning, of FL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, at Work of God Church, Mitchell, IN with pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Violet E. Bacon - Bedford

Violet Eileen Bacon, 85, of Bedford, died at 12:53 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013, at I.U. Health, Bloomington, IN.

Born December 2, 1928, in Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of Cecil and Lillian Ruth (Chase) Ihrke. She married Jimmy Leon Bacon in 1947 at Angola, IN and he preceded her in death on March 24, 1985. She was a retired manager for Taylor Drugstore, Bedford and was a homemaker. She was a member of Calvary Chapel Church, Bedford and also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Gillen Post #33, Bedford.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald (Darlene) Bacon, Mitchell, and Terry L. Bacon, Bedford; and several nieces and nephews, including Danielle Hascell, Bedford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one sister, Verva Hascell.

Private family burial services were held on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at Fairview Cemetery, Bedford.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, was in charge of arrangements.

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

Marguerite Cain - Bedford

Marguerite Cain, 86, Bedford, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at I.U. Health Bedford Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Winford Dixon - Bedford

Winford Dixon, of Bedford, died Saturday, December 28th at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Annetta Louise Holmes - Bedford

Annetta Louise Holmes, 73, of Bedford, died at 1:32 am on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at The Waters of Martinsville.

Born on August 13, 1940 in Greene County, she was the daughter of George Ray and Eliza Ola (Patton) Shelton. She married Donald Holmes and he preceded her in death on June 29, 1979. Annetta retired from GE in Bloomington.

Survivors include one son, David Holmes of Bloomfield; two sisters, Phyllis Tucker of Martinsville and Treva McGuire of Solsberry; and two brothers, George Shelton of Martinsville and Dewey Shelton of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; an infant son, Jeffery Donald Holmes; two sisters, Faye Arthur and Ann Wilson; four brothers, Hubert, Wayne, Gerald and Lloyd Shelton.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Leonard Sankey and Pastor Steven Hight officiating. Burial will follow in Lowder Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


James E. Quinn - Bedford

James E. Quinn, 86, of Bedford, died at 3:05 am on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Born November 25, 1927 in Martin County, he was the son of Elmer and Velma (Wininger) Quinn. James married June Mills on October 8, 1949 and she survives. He was an inspector for the Conrail Railroad in Avon. James was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War and was a member of the Wesleyan Church in Plainfield.

Survivors include his wife June of Bedford; two daughters, Sherry Denbo of Mooresville and Debbie Mason and husband, Kevin of Bedford; five grandchildren, Quinn Mason, Kristen Johnston and husband, James, Annie Jones and husband, Dan, Brad Mason and Sean Denbo and wife Estee; one great granddaughter, Masie Johnston; and one sister, Ruth Street of French Lick.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 pm on Monday, December 30, 2013 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. A private burial will be conducted on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 pm until service time on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

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

Mary Frances Johnson - Elkhart

Mary Frances Johnson, 92, of Elkhart, passed away at 9 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Elkhart Hospice House. She was born October 8, 1921 in Shoals to Frank and Mary Kathryn (Fawcett) Sherfick.

On June 28, 1941 in Linton, she married Glen Johnson. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1982 in Elkhart.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Bill) Rider; a son, Larry (Janet) Johnson both of Elkhart; one grandson Jeff (Tahnee Azure) Johnson, of Ft. Campbell, KY.; one step grandson Scott Miller, of Elkhart; five great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren; one brother, Herbert Sherfick, of Shoals and two sisters Alice Wildman, of Shoals and Alice Bough, of Loogootee.

She was preceded in death by her brother Kenneth Sherfick and a great grandson Nicholas Griffey.

Mary Frances graduated from high school in Trinity Springs in 1939 and was first in her class. She was a member of the Willowdale Church of Christ in Elkhart. She enjoyed watching IU basketball, baseball and hockey. Mary Frances also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, cooking, baking and doing crossword puzzles.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31 at Queen-Lee Funeral Home in Shoals where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor Lee Wildman will preside and burial will follow in Trinity Springs New Cemetery in Martin County.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care-Elkhart or the Willowdale Church of Christ. To send online condolences visit www.wmzfh.com.



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