March 25th, 2015

Charles William “Bill” Hudson
August 5, 1923 – March 13, 2015
Charles William “Bill” Hudson, 91, of Indianapolis, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015, in Zionsville.
Born August 5, 1923, in Bedford, he was the son of Benjamin F. and Mary Gertrude Lemon Hudson.
He married Martha Susan Pitman on April 11, 1948, in Lawrence Co.
He started his career in furniture sales with Buck Lemon Furniture, Bedford, and later owned “Hudson Furniture” stores in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. After selling his stores, he became interested in plastics manufacturing and introduced the first production of decorated melamine products in North America. He was later involved in property development.
Bill was a 1941 graduate of Bedford High School and attended Indiana University and Millsaps College. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in WWII and Korea. A longtime member of Crestview Christian Church in Indianapolis, he was also a Sagamore of the Wabash and a Kentucky Colonel. He loved I.U. Basketball and world travel.
Surviving are his wife Martha Susan Pitman Hudson, Indianapolis; son Timothy Hudson, Indianapolis; daughter Susan “Fred” Hudson Grimland (Dan), Plano, TX; granddaughters Nicole “Nick” Goode, McKinney, TX, and Miranda “Mir” Grimland Head (Bradley), Charleston, SC; nephew Chad Gerber, Cannelton; cousins Melissa Wagner Zook (Dale), Martinsville; Julie Barto (John), Greenwood; Diana Stanley (Jim), Cape Cod, MA; Charles “Bucky” Lemon and Claudia Lemon Cook (Steve), both of Florida; Marc Wagner (Shelly), Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Benny Jack Hudson, and his sister, Carolyn Jean Hudson Gerber.
The family would like to thank Zionsville Meadows, Rittenhouse Senior Living of Indianapolis, and Heart to Heart Hospice for their care and attention.
There will be no visitation or funeral services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Services are entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Marcella J. Turner
January 8, 1928 – March 23, 2015
Marcella J. Sowders Turner, 87, of Oolitic, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, Monday, March 23, 2015.
She was born in Lawrence County on January 8, 1928, to Heber and Martha (Hillenburg) Sowders.
She married Raymond Albert Turner on October 9, 1948, and he preceded her in death on September 27, 1952.
She worked at RCA, Bloomington, many years, and then went to NWSC, Crane and retired from there. She was a member of the Tunnel Hill Pentecostal Church in Owensburg, IN
She is survived by one son, Reginald Gene Turner and wife Karen, Oolitic; three grandchildren, Charity Turner, Bedford, Rebecca (Tim) Jones, Oolitic and Kyle (Melanie) Turner, Bloomington; three great grandchildren, Bryce Turner, Kaiden and Kaylynn Jones; one step-granddaughter, Kaylea Jones; one brother, Heber (Mary Ellen) Sowders Jr. ; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sisters, Peggy Bush, Judy Sowders and Dorothy Owens; and one brother, Jim Sowders.
Funeral service will be on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Alice June Blackwell
June 28, 1923 – March 23, 2015
Alice June Blackwell, 91, of Bedford, passed away peacefully at Garden Villa on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:20 P.M.
Born June 28, 1923, in Springville, she was the daughter of Julius and Roxie (Holmes) Blackwell.
She was a graduate of Springville High School. Alice was retired from G.M. Powertrain, Bedford. She was a member of U.A. W., local #440, for over 60 years, where she had been vice-president for many years and also was a recipient of the Walter Reuther award, which is the highest honor in the union. She was very active and enjoyed traveling, loved people, and just enjoyed living life.
Surviving are one sister, Helen Blackwell Zike; three nieces, Joann Zike Hawkins, Glenda Zike Livingston and Janet Miller Wells; her friend Billy Joe Mahan; and several great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Genevieve Blackwell Roberts and Glowdene Blackwell Miller; three nephews, Ronald Miller, Kenny Zike and Jerry Zike; and one niece, Bonnie Roberts Simmons.
Funeral service will be on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, with Sister Becky Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.
Friends may call Wednesday, 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
May Maxine Daulton
July 15, 1928 – March 21, 2015
May Maxine Daulton, 86, of Bedford, died at 7:52 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at I.U. Health, Bedford.
Born July 15, 1928, in Ft. Ritner, she was the daughter of Walter P. and Daisy (Eisele) Collier.
She married John Russell Daulton on June 27, 1949, and he survives.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband, John Russell Daulton, Bedford; two daughters, Brenda Kay (Robert) Hawkins, Bedford, and Bonnie Carol Daulton, Bedford; granddaughter, Crystal Dawn (Anon) Goins, Mitchell; and one brother, Thomas Irvin Collier, Richmond.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter, Erica Cook; one sister, Sylvia Marie Allman; and three brothers, Ralph Edward, William Clarance, and Herman Wayne and Collier.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Proctor Cemetery, Dixon Chapel, with Bro. Kenny Dalton officiating.
Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home, Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be considered to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at