September 7, 2013

Morris Wayne Manion – Bedford
Morris Wayne Manion, 82, of Bedford, died at 3:07 am on Friday, September 6, 2013 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born August 8, 1931 in Spienkopf (East Oolitic), he was the son of Roy and Gladys (Vaughn) Manion. He married Anicette H. LeMaire on May 23, 1953 and she survives. He was a graduate of Oolitic High School with the class of 1948. He retired as a master sergeant after twenty-four years of service in the U.S. Air Force in 1971 serving during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. He then retired as an Electrician’s Tech. from NWSC Crane in 1993. He was a master mason with the Patriot Lodge #750 F & AM of Oolitic and a member of the Hoosier Hills Ham Club. He attended the Bedford Free Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Anicette of Bedford; two daughters, Barbara Ann Manion of Bedford and Rebecca Vincent and husband, Fonda, of Owensburg; a son, Bruce Manion and companion, Judith Corwin of Bedford; two grandsons, Travis Vincent and wife, Michelle, of Owensburg and William Hill and wife, Lisa, of Bedford; five granddaughters, Anicette Richardson and husband, Anthony, of Florida, Holly Sparkman and husband, Wade, Christi Wrisner and husband, Shane all of Tennessee, Terri Rodgers and husband, Chris of Rhode Island, Brandi Cassidy and husband, Michael of Mitchell; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Irma (Louise) Smith of Guthrie; two brothers, Marvin Manion and wife, Jeanie of East Oolitic and Kenneth Manion and wife, Bobbi, of Oolitic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold (Bearcat) Manion.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday, September 11 in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor John Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion and D.A.V. Chapter 2. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, September 10 masonic service conducted at 7 pm.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Morris at
Michael Ford Craig – Bedford
Michael Ford Craig, 69 of N. Jackson Street, Bedford, died at 11:25 am on Friday, September 6, 2013 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Beaumont Beatrice Johnson – Mitchell
Beaumont Beatrice Johnson, 91, passed away at 8:02 p.m. Thursday,September 5, 2013, at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Born March 16, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Rose (Collins) Ritchison. She married Noble Arthur Johnson August 24, 1941, and he preceded her in death November 29, 1972.
She was a homemaker and had been employed at M Fine & Son. Beaumount was a member of the Bryantsville Church of Christ.
Surviviors include his son, Mike Johnson and wife Julia, Bedford; grandsons, Scott Johnson and wife Niki, Tyler Johnson and wife Brandy; step grandchildren, Michael Stevens and wife Nancy, Corey Stevens, Sarah and husband Ryan Ralston; great grandchildren, Braxton, Brayson, Bryton, Zachary, Anthony, and Aden
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and best friend, Charlene Williams.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, September 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Burial will be in Bryantsville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from noon until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Lanny Williams, Ty Johnson, Scott Johnson, Steve Lee, Ryan Ralston, Michael Stevens, and Larry Smith.
Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services
Condolences may be sent to the family at