Thursday, February 7, 2013

The following obituaries were received for Thursday –

Romaine Sorrells – Mitchell
Romaine Sorrells, 91, of Mitchell, passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at his residence.
Born July 5, 1921, in Huron, he was the son of Charles and Lola (Terrell) Sorrells. He married Opha June Lynn in October of 1948, and she preceded him in death January 10, 2007.
He had worked on the railroad and Heltonville Stone Mill, and was a stone mason. Romaine graduated from Huron High School in 1939. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.
Survivors include his sister, Eldean Moffitt, of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; siblings, Kathleen King, Noble Sorrells, Juanita Watts, Russell Sorrells, Otha Sorrells, Lavern Sorrells, William Sorrells, and Edward Sorrells.
Burial was Wednesday, February 6, in Mitchell Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Lorita Faye Bane – Bedford
Lorita Faye Bane, 86, of Bedford, passed away at 3 pm on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at her residence.
Born February 1, 1927 in Welch, WV, she was the daughter of Charles and Katherine (Maynard) Blackburn. She was a nursing secretary for thirty years and a member of the Rockwood Bible Methodist Church. She married Raymond “Pud” Bane and he preceded her in death. She was a Godly woman. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family, her church and giving to mission work.
Survivors include a son, Charles Edward Bane and wife, Forrestine, of Rockwood, TN; a daughter, Kathy Sue Hight and husband, Steven, of Bedford; three sisters, June Reed, of Knoxville, TN, Betty Jane Lester, of Pinson, AL and Wanda Shigley, of Cropwell, AL; two brothers, James Blackburn, of Indianapolis and Dennis Blackburn, of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Norman Erseal Blackburn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 pm on Thursday, February 7th at the Faith Mission Church in Bedford with Pastor Steven Hight officiating. Burial will follow in Rockwood, TN. Visitation will be from 3 pm until the hour of service on Thursday, February 7th at the Faith Mission Church.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to Rockwood Bible Methodist Church, 1002 S. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854 or Evangelistic Faith Mission, P.O. Box 609, Bedford, IN 47421.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Lorita at