Frances M. Hatfield – Bedford
November 15, 1953 – May 12, 2016
Frances M. Hatfield, 62, of Bedford, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Community Hospital in Anderson.
Born November 15, 1953 in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Frank A. Arena, Jr. and Mildred (McDonald) Arena. She married Jacob Hatfield in 1990 and he survives. She was a homemaker and member of the First Apostolic Faith Assembly in Mitchell. She enjoyed doll collecting, children and her church.
Survivors include her husband, Jacob, of Bedford; two brothers, Mike Arena and wife, Nancy, of Bedford and Joseph Arena and wife, Carol, of Anderson; a sister, Donna Bridwell of Bedford; two nieces; three nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in- law, Gary Bridwell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Chris Perry officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until the hour of service on Tuesday, May 17th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Heart Assoc.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.
Clyde L. “Whitey” Hawkins – Shoals
July 19, 1926 – May 12, 2016
Clyde L. “Whitey” Hawkins 89, lifelong Shoals resident, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 8:11 p.m. at the Loogootee Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on July 19, 1926 at the old Martin County Jail, he was the son of James Grover and Grace Elizabeth (Hickman) Hawkins.
Whitey formerly served as Sheriff of Martin County and retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation. He was also a conservation officer for the State of Indiana. He was well know as a politician serving on both the State of Indiana and National Democratic Committees. He also served as Martin County Commissioners and Martin COunty Councilman at Large. Whitey graduated in 1945 from Shoals High School and joined the United State Army, serving in World War II. He was very faithful to serve with the American Legion Honor Guard and until his health declined he rarely missed honoring his fellow comrades. Whitey was a member of the SHoals American Legion Hanson McFee Post #61, American Patriot Lodge F.&A.M. Oolitic, SHoals V.F.W Post #8589, 40/8th Voiture Locale No. 107 Vincennes and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2442. He was a devout member of Shoals St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 732 Loogootee.
He is survived by his wife Helen (Ervin) Hawkins, of Shoals; four daughters, Debra Jan Strange, of Shoals, Lynette Kay Jones, of Bloomington, Micky Ann Crew, of Shoals and Wendy Jenea Colglazier, of Springville; 7 grandchildren, Steve Strange, Rainell Cushman, Chris Roush, Brittany Stalcup, Derek Sipes, Bethany Tuomi and Jarrod Lents; two step-granddaughter, Candace Clark and Cassi Crew; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 step-great- granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Hubert Hawkins, John Grover Hawkins, Charles Hawkins and Bob Hawkins; four sisters Gene Cropp, Lucille Jarboe, Mildred Beaver and Wanda Stiles and great granddaughter Haylei Sipes.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2016 at Queen Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the St. Mary of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shoals. Burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery. American Legion Post #61 and Indiana Sheriff’s Association Honor Guard will conduct graveside services.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Strange, Chris Roush, Chris Cushman, Christopher Cushman, Derek Sipes and Jarrod Lents. Honorary Pallbearers, Bruce Hawkins, James “Buck” Stiles and Alex Strange.
Preferred memorials to the Indiana Sheriff’s Association or Indiana State Police Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be made on-line to the family at www.queenlee.com