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Obituaries For April 7, 2014
Updated April 7, 2014 8:49 AM
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Larry G. Smith - Bedford

Larry Gwin Smith, 77, of Bedford, passed away suddenly early Thursday morning at his residence.

Born July 31, 1936 in Monroe Co. (IN), he was the son of Melvin and Lucy (Gwin) Smith. He married Geraldine "Jerri" (Gilbert) Smith on April 4, 1958, and she survives. They would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary the day following his passing. Larry attended elementary school in Scottsburg, IN. and Junior and Senior High School in Smithville, IN. He graduated from Smithville High School (Skibos) in 1954 where he excelled in basketball and was awarded the Tri-County MVP award in 1954. He is a member of the Harrodsburg Assembly of God Church in Harrodburg, IN. Larry worked in the stone trade for the Victor Oolitic Stone CO. which supplied infrastructure for the Washington National Monument in Washington D.C. He also worked for General Motors (Central Foundry) in Bedford for 43 years where he retired in 2006.

He was very active in the Bedford Assembly of God Church for many years where he served as Worship Leader, Sunday School Superintendent, and church camp leader in Hartford City, IN. He also served as President of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Bedford Chapter. Larry was Co-Founder of Area Christian Television (ACT), along with Cliff Brooks, Jay Brinegar, and the late West Powell. Following many years of work, the group was granted a television construction permit from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) which presented the permit to the late Paul Crouch and the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). TBN constructed the Indianapolis/Greenwood television station which currently airs WCLI on Channel 42, cable-channel 2. Larry was a pioneer for Christian Television in Southern Indiana and one of his goals was for the Bedford/Bloomington area to be covered. As a result of his many years of work, his goal became a reality.

Larry is survived by his wife Jerri, two sons; John and his wife Robin, of Scottsburg, IN., and Steve and his wife Beth, of Bloomington, IN., four granddaughters; Amber King (Barry) of Bedford, Stephanie Harbison (Zach) of Bloomington, Bailey Smith of Bloomington, and Lexie Smith of Bloomington. He is also survived by one brother; Russell and his wife Ella (McKnight), of Bloomington, and one sister; Linda Harmon (Randy) of Harrodsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry is missed by his family and loved ones and his love and commitment to God and community will be noticed for generations.

Services will be on Tuesday, April 8th at 11 am in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Monday, April 7th Tuesday from 10 am until the time of service at Day & Carter Mortuary.

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


Norman B. Jones

Norman B. Jones, 75, died Saturday, April 5th at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Hillary N. Deckard - Bedford

Hillary N. Deckard, 27, of Bedford, died at 2:16 pm on Saturday, April 5th at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Robert D. Allen - Mitchell

Robert D. Allen, 77, of Mitchell, passed away at 2 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Garden Villa in Bedford.

Born July 25, 1936, in Stonington, he was the son of Cecil and Elsie (Robertson) Allen. Bob was an auctioneer and owner of Allen Auction Service. He was a member and former elder of the First Christian Church, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1954. He was a member of Prospect Masonic Lodge No. 714 F&AM, LaOrMa Shrine Club, Odd Fellows Lodge in Campbellsburg, and Spring Mill Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 172. His community involvement included Little League Baseball, high school sports announcer, basketball and softball official, sports teams sponsor, Mitchell-Orleans Exchange Club, Mitchell Jaycees, Mitchell Lions Club, Lawrence County Cancer Chairman, Lawrence County Crusade for Children, volunteer fireman, school bus driver for Mitchell and Orleans schools, Lawrence County 4-H Fair Board, and auctioneer for Christmas Fantasia, sponsored by L.I.F.E.

Surviving: daughters, Kathy (Mike) Mosqueda, Springville, Kelli (Craig) Duncan, Bloomington; mother of his daughters, Evelyn (Wilson) Allen, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Cole Parton, Gabriel Mosqueda, and Camryn Parton; sisters, Rosemary Brewer, Mitchell, Sue Ann Wilkerson, Mitchell; Several nieces and nephews

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Haverly Funeral Chapel with Brother Josh Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Honorary Casketbearer: Camryn Parton

Casketbearers: Mike Mosqueda, Gabriel Mosqueda, Cole Parton, Steve Dobson, Tim Briscoe, and Everett Ferrel.

Edith M. Jones - Orleans

Edith M. Jones, 90, of Orleans, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2014, at her residence.

Born February 6, 1924, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Perry Washington and Pearl Anna (Pitman) Patton. She married John Paul Jones June 9, 1941, and he preceded her in death January 16, 2002.

She had been employed at RCA. Edith was a member of Grace Tabernacle and a former member of the Mitchell and Orleans Church of the Nazarene, and had been a delegate to the Church of the Nazarene Convention. She loved to write poems and short stories and was an avid yard sale shopper.

Surviving: sons, Ronald Paul (Kay) Jones, Hemet, California, Randal Arthur Jones, Mitchell, Rev. Daniel Dale (Dixie) Jones, Bloomington; daughters, Brenda Joyce (Frank) Heath, Sacramento, California, Rachel L. Staggs, Mitchell, Judith Leigh (Don) Birch, Phoenix, Arizona, Connie Gail Coulter, Mitchell, Penny Sue (Jesse) Hardin, Florida; 23 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 17 great great grandchildren.

Her parents; husband; sons, James Leslie Jones and Michael Ray Jones; and sisters,Catherine Esther Estell, Mary Elizabeth Cundiff, Helen Genevieve Brothers, Viola Mae Smith, and Lavena Patton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Daniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Brian Coulter, Jesse Hardin, Jr., Nik Jones, Jim Fleetwood, David Fleetwood, Randal Jones, Jr., Eric Jones, Karlton Litteral, and Michael Shipman.

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



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