August 26, 2017

Mark E. Kern – Bedford
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September 19, 1957 – August 24, 2017
Mark E. Kern, 59, of Bedford, died at 5:43 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Born September 19, 1957 in Bedford, he was the son of Louis “Corky” and Beverly S. (Walker) Kern. He was a 4-H Junior Leader, a board member of SICIL in Mitchell, a member of the Ham Radio Club, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, and the Community Baptist Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his parents, of Bedford; two sons, Andrew and Dylan Kern, both of Bedford; two sisters, Teresa Saunders, and Susan Gales and husband, Roger, all of Bedford; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Mary Walker and Moses and Elma Kern.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11a.m. on Tuesday, August 29th at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bedford with Pastors Eric Kennedy, Shawn Green and Jordan Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, August 28th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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Fay Hutchison Russell Jr. – Mitchell
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April 6, 1929 – August 24, 2017
Fay Hutchison Russell Jr., 88, of Mitchell, passed away Thursday evening, August 24, 2017, at Mitchell Manor Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Born April 6, 1929, in Mitchell, he was the son of Fay Frank and Lucille (Hutchison) Russell. He married Metta Ruth Lane and she preceded him in death. He and Eva (Newlin) Cornwell were married June 27, 1981. Fay retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center–Crane and was a farmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and enjoyed euchre, basketball, baseball, and reading Western stories. Fay was a U. S. Army Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Eva Russell of Mitchell, children, Gary Lynn (Debra) Russell of Orleans, James Anthony Russell of Mitchell, Linda Susan (Roland) Atchison of Mitchell, stepsons, John Paul (Anita) Cornwell of Indianapolis, James Floyd (Kathy) Cornwell of Carmichael, California, brother, John Wesley Russell of Mitchell, 12 grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren
His parents; wife, Metta Ruth Russell; and stepson, Gregory Dean Cornwell, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27th, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
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