The following obituaries were received for Saturday –
George A. Gilstrap – Bedford
George A. Gilstrap, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 8:57 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born April 2, 1927 in Washington Co., he was the son of William Irvin and Luanna (Chastain) Gilstrap. He married Shirley Sego on December 16, 1944 and she survives. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WW II. He was a construction worker and heavy equipment operator with I.U.O.E. #841. He was a member of the Bunker Hill Christian Church and Bedford Masonic Lodge #14 F & AM.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Bedford; three daughters, Shirley Ann Pinnick and husband, Thomas, Sharon Lee Tanksley and husband, Michael all of Bedford, Ruthie Gilstrap of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Thomas Scott Pinnick, Bradley Dean Pinnick,
Michele Tanksley-Super, Stephanie Chastain and Sharlyn Tanksley-Floyd; thirteen great grandchildren, Alyssa Super, Alayna Super, Elizabeth Chastain, Brady Chastain, Geordan Smith, Cameron Smith, Britney Pinnick, Kayla Pinnick, Marrissa Pinnick, Justin Bennett, Tommy Pinnick, Wesley Pinnick and Brooke Pinnick; two sisters, Catherine Kirby and Florence Richardson; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Ernest, Ivis, Irvin, Howard and Maurice “Bill”; five sisters, Ruth, Belva, Dorothy, Wilma and Vivian.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 pm on Monday, March 11th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Steve Jones officiating. Burial will follow
in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military rites accorded by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, March 10th at the Day & Carter Mortuary where Masonic services will be conducted at 6 pm.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of George at www.daycarter.com.
Barney Dodd – Bedford
Barney Dodd, 89, of Bedford, died at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Stonebridge Health Campus, Bedford.
Born November 6, 1923, in Lawrence Co., IN, he was the son of Frank Dodd and Nancy (Dunlavey) Dodd. He married Betty Lou Wray in July of 1946; she died August 5, 1991.
Barney was a graduate of Shawswick High School with the class of 1942; he was an engineer technician at NSA Crane, retiring in 1979; he was of the Protestant Faith; he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Plank Owner (commissioning crew) of the USS New Jersey; a member of the American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford; the V.F.W. and the Bedford Boat and Sportsman’s Club.
Surviving are two daughters, Vicki and husband Dale Groh, of Bedford and Nancy and husband Mike Lasley, of West Lafayette; three grandchildren, Amy and husband Anthony Scarpellini, of Bedford, Anne and husband J.R. Wheatley, of Tacoma, WA, and Elizabeth Hicks, of Lafayette; five great grandchildren, Andrew, Sophia and Vivienne Scarpellini, all of Bedford, Della Wheatley, of Tacoma, WA and Kayla Hicks, of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford, with Pastor Beth Ann Cook officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call on Sunday, March 10, from 2 pm to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions to American Legion, Gillen Post #33, Bedford, First United Methodist Church, Bedford, or White River Humane Society be considered.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ferguonslee.com.