Ralph L. Lee – Bedford
Ralph L. Lee, 56, of Bedford died at 8:15am on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Garden Villa.
Ralph L. Lee was born January 25, 1958 in Seymour, IN. The son of Charles Daniel and Mary Edith (Bennett) Lee, he lived all of his life in Lawrence County. He attended Tunnelton School until the time of consolidation and graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1976, having never missed a day of school. Ralph lived his life to the fullest and by the teaching of those who influenced him the most, especially his Grandparents Ebb and Edith Bennett, and his uncles Harold and Lemuel Bennett. Ralph enjoyed John Deere tractors, freight trains, and jigsaw puzzles and would often be seen outside mowing and cutting brush. He enjoyed working several places including Spring Mill State Park and The Old Buggy Restaurant. Ralph was a member of the White River Baptist Church in Buddha where he served as an usher.
Ralph is survived by his mother, Mary Edith of Bedford; two brothers: Curtis D. Lee and David L. Lee and wife Paula all of Bedford; one sister: Martha A. Hill and husband Mark of Medora; nieces and nephews, whom he adored, including Danie Norris and husband Mark of Bloomington, Tiffany Moody and husband Matt of Carmel, Kasey Franklin and husband Doug of Indianapolis, Amanda Herzner and husband TJ of Brownstown, Chelsea Lee and Steve Cassidy of Bedford, Jan Lee of Ohio, Evan Hill and wife Amanda J. of St. Louis, MO and Levi Lee and wife Victoria of Bedford; 14 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles D. Lee, one sister in law, Linda Jill Lee, one great niece Nora Moody, his maternal and paternal grandparents, as well as several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 am on Wednesday, October 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Kenny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the Tunnelton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm on Tuesday, October 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Ralph
Benjamin Edward Cassidy – Bedford
Benjamin Edward Cassidy, 71, of Bedford died at 3:36 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the IU Health Hospice House.
Born June 6, 1943 in Lawrence County he was the son of Joseph and Louisa (McDermen) Cassidy. He married Myla Farlee and she survives. He retired from General Motors and attended the House of Prayer Church.
Survivors include his wife, Myla of Bedford; three sons: Fred Cassidy of Mitchell, Toby Cassidy and his wife Tammy of Bedford, and James Cassidy of Bedford; four grandchildren: Zandra Jones and husband Andrew, Brandon Cassidy and wife Ashley, Shane Cassidy, and Jaylyn Cassidy; two great grandchildren: Chloe and Dakota Cassidy; two sisters: Margaret Brown and husband Richard and Jeanette Nikirk and husband Delvin; one sister in law: Faye Cassidy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Zachery Cassidy, three brothers: James, Carl, and William Cassidy; two sisters: Catherine Dorsett, and Virginia Ray.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1pm on Wednesday, October 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Max Abel officiating. Burial will follow in the
House of Prayer 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 until 8 pm on Tuesday, October 21st at The Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Benjamin at www.daycarter.com.