December 1, 2015

Marie Mittie Aldridge – Mitchell
Marie Mittie Aldridge, 79, of Mitchell, passed away Tuesday evening at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born June 13, 1936, in Clay County Kentucky, she was the daughter of Pearl and Ann (Gray) Gray. Marie was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, William T. Aldridge, Mitchell; grandchildren, Cassandra L. Aldridge, Paul M. Aldridge; siblings, Pearl Howell, Greenville, Shelby Jean Conley, Dunnellon, Florida, Carolyn Edwards, Mitchell
Her parents and brothers, Fred Gray, Ted Gray, and Zane Gray, preceded her in death.
Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, at Mitchell Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. till 12:15 p.m. Friday, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
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Charles M. Parton, Jr. – Springville
April 18, 1923 – November 30, 2015
Charles M. Parton, Jr., 92, of Springville, died at 9:18 am on Monday, November 30, 2015 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 18, 1923, in Terre Haute, IN, he was the son of Charles M. Parton, Sr. and Goldie A. (Carey) Parton. He married Esther Eileen Nail on September 3, 1941 and she preceded him in death on July 10, 2012. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a union member bricklayer and a farmer. He began raising and showing quarter horses in 1955. He was active in 4-H in Lawrence, Monroe and Greene Counties, where he supported the 4-H Horse and Pony Clubs at the Bar-P Ranch. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing country music.
Survivors include a daughter, Wilma Marple and husband, Rodney, of Springville; a son, Michael Parton, of Springville; grandchildren, Brooke Parton, James Marple, David Marple and Alan Parton; great grandchildren, Lane Parton, Chrissy Robinson and Ashley Gagle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters, Mary Ann Denlinger and Betty England; a brother, Thomas Parton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Beery officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4th and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, December 5th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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Burl Woodward – Bedford
May 11, 1927 – November 30, 2015
Burl Woodward, 88, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the Indiana University Health Hospice House, Bloomington.
Born May 11, 1927, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Alex and Bertha (Harmon) Woodward.
He married Lena Ross on April 21, 1943; and she survives.
He was a retired employee of the City of Bedford. Burl was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion Gillen Post #33. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Burl was also a 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife, Lena; sons, John Woodward and wife Libby, of Virginia, and David Woodward and wife Jane, of Bedford; daughter-in-law, Susie Woodward, of Bedford; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas Woodward; three brothers, Jesse Woodward, Paul Woodward, and Ronald Woodward; and two sisters, Ruby Pritchett and Catherine Inman.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising officiating. Burial will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Thursday, 4 p.m. till 8 p.m.. at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:30.
The family has requested, In lieu of flowers you kindly consider a memorial contribution in Burl’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul Athletic Department.
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