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Obituaries For March 8, 2019
Updated March 9, 2019 2:24 PM
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Laura K. Merriman - Cloverdale

February 3, 1972 - March 2, 2019

Laura K. Merriman, 47, passed away in the presence of her family on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

She leaves behind her parents, Ken and Sue Merriman; two sisters, Barbara and Tamara Merriman; nieces and
nephews she loved to spoil. She also leaves her partner in life, Doug Unger, who considers Laura the best chapter of
his life story and many friends whom she knew to be family.

Laura was one of those rare individuals who lived many lives in one lifetime. We know she is off to her next
adventure. Though she will be missed, we are comforted to know she made it to her final destination. Laura is
reunited with her grandparents, niece, cousins, and our Lord in heaven.

A celebration of life service will be held to honor Laura's memory on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to any animal shelter of your choice.

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Marsha Ann Guthrie - Mitchell

Marsha Ann Guthrie, 79, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, March 8, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford.

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

Leroy Taylor - Mitchell

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September 30, 1934 - March 7, 2019

Leroy Taylor, 84, of Mitchell, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Mitchell Manor Nursing Center.

Born September 30, 1934, in Lawrence County, he was the son of George Henry and Nina (Kines) Taylor. He married Eleanor F. Knight on December 9, 1953.

Leroy retired from General Motors with 30 years of service, and after retirement worked at Bedford Ford. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and served 20 years on the Mitchell City Council. Leroy was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F. & A.M. and a 60-year member of the Mitchell Church of the Nazarene. He was a Little League baseball coach, real estate agent, auctioneer, an avid gardener, and past president of UAW Local No. 440. Leroy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Taylor of Mitchell; children, Jack (Jeanette) Taylor of Orleans, Patty Cottengaim of Orleans, Mark (Peggy) Taylor of Orleans, Susie Gilstrap of Seminole, Florida; grandchildren, Tara Jenkins, Chantel Cooper, Corey Gilstrap, A. J. Taylor, Audrey Courson, Chad Taylor, Cain Gilstrap, Hope Rose, and Elise Curry; 24 great-grandchildren

His parents and 11 siblings preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Joel Parsons officiating. Burial will be Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home. Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M will conduct a memorial service 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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