August 8, 2014

Mark D. Ross – Oolitic
Mark Ross, 63, of Oolitic, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at IU Health Bloomington.
Born December 18, 1950 in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of Elmer and Betty (White) Ross. He married Wanda (Morgan) Chandler on July 28, 1972 and she survives. He was a 1969 graduate of Bedford High School. He was a supervisor at Crane Army Ammunition and recently retired after 32 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in 1 tour in Vietnam. He was an avid IU and Colts fan, a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Ross of Oolitic; one son, Mark (Marcia) Ross of Bloomington; two daughters, Tammy (Scott) Kimmel and Marla Chandler both of Bedford; six grandchildren, Sarah Powell, Connor Morgan, Shelby (Dustin) White, Regan (Angie) Mallory, and Macy and Zoey Ross. Also survived by two step grandchildren, Andy (Dena) Kimmel and Cassandra (John) Payton and three great grandchildren, Carson, DJ, and Harper.
Also surviving are his stepmother, Joan Shull of North Vernon; three brothers, Wallace Ross of North Vernon, Delbert Ross of Commiskey, Leonard (Becky) Ross of Commiskey, three aunts, Vicky (Tom) Prince of Bedford, Nancy White of Vacaville, CA and Linda White of Bedford; one uncle, Roger (Ivy) White, of Bedford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six uncles; and two brothers, Ezariah Mosier and Marvin Ross.
Funeral service will be on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Johnny Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dive Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Gillen Post 33.
Friends may call on Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Carlos E. Hackney – Orleans
Carlos E. Hackney, 90, of Orleans, passed away at Paoli Health and Living Community in Paoli.
He was born on August 10, 1923 in Pennington Gap, Virginia, the son of John Thomas and Eva (Bush) Hackney.
He married Edith (Livesay) Hackney on December 25, 1953 and she preceded him in death on March 28, 1997.
He was a farmer and truck driver for many years.
He is survived by three nephews, Fred, John and Thomas Hackney; two nieces, Eva Thompson and Anna Mae Thomason.
The funeral service will be on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Pastor Thomas Bostic officiating. Burial will be on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Rogersville, TN.
Friends are invited to visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until service time.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Roy Donald Tincher – Mitchell
Roy Donald Tincher, 82, passed away at 7:58 a.m. Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born October 8, 1931, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Curt and Ivy (Bryant) Tincher. He married Martha Armstrong February 20, 1959. He retired from Ford-Lincoln Mercury. He was a 1949 graduate of Huron High School, and a member of Bryantsville Church of Christ. Roy Don was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Tincher, of Mitchell; siblings Doris Sheeks, of Mitchell, Mae Lou Howard, of Mitchell, Daniel Tincher, of Mitchell, Phillip Tincher, of Mitchell; Gerry Tincher, of Mitchell.
His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, August 11, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Ken Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Bryantsville Church of Christ Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Bryantsville Church of Christ or Bryantsville Hunger Relief Project
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Charlotte Joan Burton – Mitchell
Charlotte Joan Burton, 76, of Mitchell, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at her residence.
Born November 12, 1937, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Elmer and Emma (Withers) Willis. She married Ollie Ray Burton December 31, 1960, and he preceded her in death October 8, 2008.
Joan was a homemaker and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1956. She attended Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 Auxiliary.
Survivors include his son Kevin Ray (Jerri Lynn) Burton, of Bedford; daughter, Kelli Jean (Michael) Borer, of League City, Texas; grandchildren, Ashley Lea Merchant, of Nashville, Tennessee, Baron Oliver Fields, of League City, Texas, Bryce Borer, of League City, Texas; niece, Pamela Pridemore, of Mitchell; nephew, Jory Earl, of Mitchell; several great nieces and great nephews.
Her parents; husband; and siblings, Marie Falkenhof, Mae Hancock, Betty J. Dobson, Robert E. Willis, and Walter “Chub” Willis, preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Casketbearers: Jack Tyree, Nick Tyree, Rob Tyree, Larry Pollack, Zach Merchant, and Jory Earl
Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or Hoosier Uplands Hospice
Condolences may be sent to the family at
Diana L. Cook – Shoals
Diana L. Cook, 59, of Shoals, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 10, 1955 in French Lick, Indiana, the daughter of Seymour and Evelyn Cooper of Lost River Township. She was a 1973 graduate of Shoals High School and a 1975 graduate of Vincennes Beauty College.
Diana married Stephen F. Cook on July 29, 1982 in Svendborg, Denmark. They resided in Huntsville, Alabama most of their married life. While in Huntsville she was employed by Lockheed-Martin. Diana had a passion for sewing and was self-employed fabricating custom draperies. She also did alterations and enjoyed needle pointing. Her last place of employment was Hembree Properties in Loogootee.
May 2010, Diana moved back to Shoals from Huntsville, Alabama to be near family and friends.
She attended Shoals Christian Church.
She is survived by a daughter and two grandsons, sisters Verneeda Roach of Loogootee, Linda Stone, of Shoals and brothers Harold, Roger and Michael Cooper, all of Shoals, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Steve in April 2008 and her parents, brother Bill and sister Imogene.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home with Matt Sullivan and Pastor Mary Poston officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 8 at the funeral home.