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Obituaries For July 14, 2017
Updated July 17, 2017 6:19 AM
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Mary A. Baker - Bedford


January 8, 1921 - July 14, 2017

Mary A. Baker,96, of Bedford, died at 3:05 am on Friday, July 14,
2017 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born January 8, 1921 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Thomas
Rankin Bair and Nellie Gertrude (Ramsey) Bair. She married Charles H. Baker on July 6, 1941 and he preceded her in death on January 5, 2005. She first worked at Yuba Steel where she handled payroll. She then worked at Hale's Furniture and later retired from Pacific Finance. She was a member
of the First Christian Church in Bedford and the Red Rose Women's Circle. She was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1938. She was a homemaker and care giver to many. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was a devoted and loving wife to Charles and enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She delighted in having family meals and holidays at her home.

Survivors include a son, Keith Baker, of Bedford; a daughter, Linda L. (Baker) Smith, of Bedford; grandchildren, Stacy (Baker) Gilmore and husband, Bob, Erika (Baker) McKinney and husband, Ryan, Jordan Baker, and wife, Juliana Yanez, Bryan Smith, and wife, Jenny, Lori D. (Smith) Day, and husband, Curt; great grandchildren, Riley Day, Kinley Day, Evan Day, and wife, Lindsey, Dravan Smith, Hannah Baker, Bailee Gilmore, Payton McKinney, Lucas McKinney, Ava McKinney and Aspen Baker Yanez ; a great great granddaughter, Pyper Lintz; a sister-in- law, Genevieve Cowels, of Campbellsburg; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Harold Bair and Nathaniel (in infancy); seven sisters, Dorothy Lawrence, Ruth Fultz, Rachel Peed Chase, Ethyl Futrelle, Ellen Fish, Alice Brown, and Blanche Bair (in childhood).

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 20th at the First Christian Church with Rev. Bruce Ervin officiating. Burial will follow in the Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 th at the Day & Carter Mortuary and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Thursday, July 20 th at the church.

Family and friends may express condolences at

Marilyn "June" Harrell - Bedford


June 22, 1930 - July 14, 2017

On July 14 th at 6:45 a.m. Marilyn "June" Harrell went to be with Jesus.

"June" was born June 22 nd , 1930 in Bedford, Indiana in the home of her parents, Maurice Emerson "Dick" and Mabel Clark Gilbert just a few houses away from where she and her husband lived at the time of her passing.

She graduated a proud Oolitic Bearcat in 1948 without ever missing a day of school in twelve years! On June 27, 1948 she married Ralph Harrell and after a honeymoon at the Haven of Rest on Hwy 50W, they set up housekeeping in a homestead they purchased with a down payment of a 1938 Oldsmobile coupe. Much to her disappointment, June's sporty ride with her new husband was scaled down to a 1936 one ton flat-bed Dodge truck but they loved their new home.

June's beloved Ralph survives along with two daughters, Su Lynn "Suz" Frederickson of Bloomington and Beth (Larry) Mize of Martinsville and the Mize children Lezli (Steve) Phallen of Worthington, Ohio, J.R. (Gretchen) Mize of Matthews, NC and Caron (Burke) Minsley of Boulder, CO. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Jack and Sloan Phallen, Beckett Mize and Evalyn & Felix Minsley.

June was preceded in death by her parents, and in 1948, a brother twelve years her senior, Donald "Buddy" Gilbert.

June was grateful for the blessings of a loving family. She and Ralph planned memorable annual vacations and gatherings that provided a strong foundation for their home. As the Bible teaches, devout faith and servanthood to the Lord was June's principal aim in life and through the years she served with many initiatives to further the mission of the First Church of God in Bedford. Also of great importance to June was her personal mission to welcome into her home friends, neighbors and co-workers with visits most often including a savory meal along with an invitation to church and the building of friendships. June is famous far and wide for her greathearted hospitality!

In the 50's and 60's June served as the business office for Ralph's auto repair shop on the Oolitic Road and she often fixed big country breakfasts in the mornings for the whole shop full of workers! She retired from Sears Roebuck in Bedford with almost 30 years' service to a job she dearly loved. Since she enjoyed all kinds of music - especially gospel and bluegrass, she and Ralph hosted countless music jam sessions in their home. She was a charter member and devotee for the Christian western band, The Limestone Cowboys, with whom Ralph played the guitar and mandolin, and rarely missed a show. Her favorite hobby was crocheting and she gifted many friends and family members with her beautiful creations.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the White River Lodge "family" of caregivers who made sure the final few months of June's life were filled with laughs and special treats and most of all love with a special thanks to Meg Huffman whose presence alone guaranteed a big smile and "I love you" from June even on the most difficult of days! Donations to a special White River Lodge employee appreciation and thank you fund are encouraged for those who prefer making a meaningful donation in lieu of flowers. A special box will be provided at the funeral home for this purpose. Checks should be made to Suz Frederickson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Family and friends may express condolences at

Mary A. Baker - Bedford

Mary A. Baker, 96, of Bedford, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.

Audrey Janet (Reynolds) Little - Rock Hill, South Carolina

August 14, 1946 - July 11, 2017

Audrey Janet (Reynolds) Little, 70, formerly of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at her residence.

Born August 14, 1946, in Charlestown, she was the daughter of Herbert C. and Margaret (Trinkle) Reynolds. She married Ronald E. Little September 26, 1964. Janet enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and her dog Tootsie.

Survivors include husband, Ronald Little of Rock Hill, of South Carolina; children, Ronnette (Clifton) Odle of Mitchell; Eddie Little of Rock Hill, South Carolina Michael Little of Orleans, Janie (Terry) Wigley of Rock Hill, South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Monyhan of Fort Meyers, Florida, Donna Cornelesse of Mockville, North Carolina

Her parents; son, Timothy Little; and brothers, Larry Reynolds and Ronnie Reynolds, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 16, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Steve Jones officiating. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Kalib Little, Darren Little, Kyle Guthrie, Derrick Clements, Shane

Russell, Allen Odle, Jade Wigley, and Davy Monyhan.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Virginia Mae (Hamilton) Ramey - Mitchell

September 7, 1929 - July 13, 2017

Virginia Mae (Hamilton) Ramey, Mitchell, 87, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at her residence.

Born September 7, 1929, in Campbellsburg, she was the daughter of Ermil Ray and Bessie (Lawyer) Hamilton, Sr. She married Gene Ramey September 5, 1962. Virginia retired from Duke Energy. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a former member and officer of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Tri Kappa. Virginia was a 1947 graduate of Mitchell High School.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Ramey of Mitchell; son, Jay Ramey of Mitchell; grandson, Dillon R. Ramey of Bloomington; sister, Ruby Jeanette Gause of Florida

Her parents and siblings, Walter Eugene Hamilton, Ermil Ray Hamilton, Jr, Roger David Hamilton, and Lois Lorene Hamilton, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 15, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Brenda Ludwig officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Casketbearers: Dillon Ramey, Darren Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Stewart Hamilton, Wade Ramey, Mike Nelson, and Tim Briscoe.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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