December 20, 2017

Dena Jane Sons – Mitchell
January 15, 1967 – December 15, 2017
Dena Jane Sons, 50, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born January 15, 1967, in Mitchell, she was the daughter of Paul Elrod and Margaret (Holt) Tanksley. Dena had been employed at Dana Corporation and General Electric. She attended Bethel Christian Church and was a member of ABATE. She enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time with family.
Survivors include her daughter, Joanna (Tim) Walker of Solsberry; father, Paul Elrod of Mitchell; grandchildren, Brennicka, Bryla, Tregdyn, Traxidy, and Creel Ann; siblings, Vince Tanksley of Mitchell, Cindy Ryan of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Jan Reynolds of Mitchell, Judi Taylor of Mitchell, Larry Jenkins of Columbus
Her mother, and brothers, Darren Tanksley and John Tanksley, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, December 21, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will follow.
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Ada Carol (Faris) Phipps Wagner – Bedford
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October 25, 1928 – December 18, 2017
Ada Carol (Faris) Phipps Wagner, 89, of Bedford, died at 8:45 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Stonebridge Health Campus.
Born October 25, 1928, in Lawrence Co., she was the daughter of Ernest L. (Tommy) and Nola A. (Root) Faris. She married Harold L. “Bud” Phipps and he preceded her in death on August 9, 1997. She later married Vic Wagner on September 23, 2000. She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1947. She had been employed at Monroe Shine & Co. and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband, Vic, of Bedford; a son, Alan Phipps (Karen), of Bedford; a daughter, Lisa C. Phipps Campbell (Robert), of Bedford; a brother, Oran L. Faris, of Frankfort, KY; a sister, Vicky Faris Judah, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Adam Phipps (Jill), of Zionsville, Audra Patrick (Marcus), of Lexington, KY, and Amanda Phipps, of Bloomington; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Micah, Amaya, and Hope; step-children, Vic Wagner (Carla), of Arkansas, Brenda Hetzler (Darrel), of Ohio, and Christi Dietrick (Jim), of Fishers; seven step-grandchildren; thirteen step great-grandchildren; three step great-great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harold “Bud” Phipps; three children, Mark, Jill and Sally Phipps all in infancy; two brothers, Donald J. Faris and Dean Faris.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 22nd in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Charlie Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., Hillcrest Christian Church or Bedford First Baptist Church.
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James W. Stevens – Bedford
May 8, 1941 – December 19, 2017
James W. Stevens, 76, of Bedford, died at 12:50 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at I.U Health Hospice House in Bloomington.
Born May 8, 1941 in Paoli, he was the son of Walter “Woody” and Ruth (Compton) Stevens. He married Sharon Stultz on August 30, 1963 and she survives. He retired from General Motors as a tool and die maker and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of Bedford; a son, Greg Stevens and wife, Heather, of Bedford; grandchildren, Hannah Collins, Dylan Stevens, Jessica Graham, and Reese Hamblin; great grandchildren, Abigail Douglas, Emily Douglas, Chase Collins, Nicholas Graham, Hailey Graham, and Evan Rogers; a brother, Jerry Stevens, of Mitchell; a sister, Debbie George, of Aurora.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Matthew James Stevens and a brother, Ronnie Stevens.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22nd at Mt. Pleasant Christian Cemetery with Jeff Hudelson officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 21st at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
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