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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, November 6, 2019 C-7 OBITUARIES Submit obituaries: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Obituary Deadline 5 p.m. Every Monday CHEW Continued from page 4 BR ADFORD AUSTIN FAIR Bradford Austin Fair, 71, of Petersburg, passed away October 29, 2019, in Jasper. He was born May 1, 1948, in Petersburg, to Everett and Francis (Hale) Fair. He served in the Marine Corps and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He married his wife, Elaine (O'Neill) Fair, on April 19, 1975. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Fair, of Petersburg; sons, Damon (Kim) Fair, of Petersburg, and Matt ( Stephanie) Fair, of Jasper; grandchildren, Isaac, Reese, Sadie, Kailey and Courtney Fair; brothers, Gary (Sandy) Fair, of Evansville, and Den- nis (Angie) Fair, of Evans- ville; sisters, Paula ( Jack) Dillon and Nyla (Tom) Dool- ey, all of Petersburg; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. Services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Pe- tersburg, with Pastor Mike Miller officiating. Burial fol- lowed at Walnut Hills Ceme- tery in Petersburg. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Petersburg VFW branch or the Wound- ed Warrior Project. Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care. R ACHEL L. LEWIS Rachel L. Lewis, 49, of Oakland City, lost her cou- rageous fight with brain cancer October 30, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born August 11, 1970, in Henderson, Ky., to Howard Nantz and Shirley (Shive). She was a graduate of Henderson County High School, Class of 1988. She attended Henderson Com- munity College and Univer- sity of Southern Indiana to achieve her bachelor's de- gree in Accounting. She married Shannon Lewis, the love of her life, on Sep- tember 2, 1995. They have two children, Preston and Sheldon Lewis. She worked at the family business, Lew- is Motors of Daylight, Inc., with her husband. They re- vitalized and reopened the business in 1988. She tru- ly enjoyed being outdoors. She loved going camp- ing with the family, riding four-wheelers and going fishing or hunting. She was also a big fan of trucks, clas- sic cars and muscle cars. She was passionate about making a difference. She was one of the founding members of Pike Gibson Citizens for Quality Envi- ronment (PGCQE) and Pa- toka River Wildlife Ref- uge friends' group. Rachel and Shannon traveled to Washington, D.C. to lob- by for making a difference at home. They fought and won funding to expand the wildlife refuge close to their home. Rachel was al- so passionate working with non-profit organizations to make a difference in the cancer field. She worked with Curing Kids' Cancer at auctions to help bring in as much as possible to help all children get the medication they need to fight their bat- tle. She helped her son, Pres- ton, start OMYF, Off Road Motorsports Youth Founda- tion, with the help of Make a Wish foundation. The foun- dation will have its official launch in December. She was diagnosed with brain cancer in October of 2018. She will be remembered as a loving wife, incredible moth- er, hard working business- woman and great friend. She is survived by her husband, Shannon Lew- is; mother, Shirley (Chris) Dossett; children, Preston and Sheldon Lewis; niece that was like a daughter, Ally Abel; siblings, Audrey (Larry) Ingle and Chuck (Christine) Nantz; step-sib- lings, Angela (Mark) Go- ben, Zachary Dossett and Darrin Dossett; canine companions, Bear and Tur- bo; horse, Heidi; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, neph- ews and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Doug- las Nantz; father-in-law, George W. Lewis, Sr. (Chi- po); mother-in-law, Ruth Lewis; and sister-in-law, Shirlean Lewis Hartkey Abel. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Holder's Funeral Home, with Pastor Kirk of- ficiating. Interment followed at Patoka Grove Cemetery in Oakland City. Visitation was from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memori- al contributions can be made to Curing Kids' Cancer, PO Box 862123, Marietta, GA 30062. Holder's Funeral Home was honored and priv- ileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Lewis. JANE McGREGOR Jane McGregor, 89, of Oakland City, passed away on October 29, 2019. She was born May 11, 1930, in Pike County to Har- old and Geneva (Cox) Win- land. She had lived in Oakland City since 1960 and was a homemaker. She was mar- ried to John McGregor for 66 years. She is survived by her children, Larry (Terry) Mc- A graveside service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Hazleton Commu- nity Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Arnold and Pastor Sam Polito officiating. Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements and was hon- ored to serve the Fetcher family. Memorial contribu- tions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 601 S. Ninth St., Vincennes, IN 47591. You may leave a mes- sage of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Tam- my at www.colvinfuneral- REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Ricky A. Chamberlain and Lorice L. Chamberlain convey to Lucas James Melhiser and Skyla Leann Melhiser, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Steven Gaines conveys to David M. Jenkins and Han- nah Jenkins, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Nicole M. Minkler and Kimberly D. Minker AIF convey to Devin L. Phillips, real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff, Robert R. Abbott, deceased, and Patricia L. Abbott, deceased, convey to First Federal Savings Bank, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Kyle D. Mills conveys to Maddelynne G. Gamble, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Robert Wayne Fair conveys to Robert Wayne Fair TOD and Heather D. Popp, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Donnie E. Boger and Mary J. Boger convey to Zachary H. Fair and Lindsey N. Fair, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor conveys to Benjamin Hen- son, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor conveys to Benjamin Hen- son, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Catherine Russell conveys to R.J. Adams Farms, Inc., real estate as recorded in Pike County. Jane A. Traylor quitclaims to Dustin L. Traylor, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff and Lester Phillips conveys to GABC Holdings, Inc., real estate as recorded in Pike County. Pike County Auditor and Margaret A. Land con- vey to Richard Poehlein, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Wilson Properties and Development, Inc. con- vey to Charles M. Hyatt, Jr., real estate as record- ed in Pike County. Pike County Sheriff, Claude F. Williams and Corinna L. Williams convey to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and Freddie Mac, real estate as recorded in Pike County. Thank You e family of Danny A. Beadles wishes to express their thanks for the love, prayers, cards, flowers, gis and wonderful words of encouragement through this difficult journey. anks to oncology doctors at Jasper Memorial and Deaconess Gateway and the nurses who were so attentive to him. Also, special thanks to Harris Funeral Home, Petersburg Masonic Lodge and VFW for their honors given to Don, nephew, Jeremy Ross for the upliing sermon and the delicious meal provided by Rumbletown Free Methodist Church. God bless you all, Julie Beadles, Michael & Chrissy, Serafini & Family Jason & Melissa Beadles & Family Glen & Karen Ross Boyd & Connie Ross The family of Brad Fair would like to thank all those for their prayers, kind words, visits and food during the time of our loss. Special thanks to Amber Manor, Pike Co. EMT, Memorial Hospital and Harris Funeral Home. Wife Elaine, Sons Damon & Matt Fair & Grandchildren, Sisters Paula (Jack) Dillon & Family, Nyla (Tom) Dooley & Family, Brothers Gary (Sandy) Fair & Family, Dennis (Angie) Fair & Family PEACE of MIND Let our 130 years of experience aid you in your selection of a meaningful memorial. SCHUM MONUMENTS, INC. Dale, Indiana 812-937-4921 Local Representative RONALD WOODS 812-789-2009 crunches. I was born this way. This was anatomy. If anything, this was my par- ents' fault! Their genetics. And I've thought very little of my chewing since. Recently, my husband and I were having a snack on the couch, and he turned off the television and stared at me. "You have to be the loud- est chewer in the entire world," he said. Just as I did when I was 7, I slow- ly chewed the rest of the chip in my mouth, in a mo- lar tiptoe. "And you smack your lips," he said. "Why do you open your lips when you chew? " "To breathe," I said. "I've always done this." I am older now and ac- knowledge that passing years may highlight new annoyances in the people we love. But that doesn't mean we annoyers are obliged to react with inse- curity when we annoy — or react at all. I chew loud- ly, and I deserve to breathe freely in all my relation- ships. I got up and made a huge plate of chips, pick- les, cucumbers and pret- zels. Then I sat back down next to my husband and crunched on the couch. He rolled his eyes and then laughed, turned the televi- sion back on and turned up the volume. Compromise. Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at www.face- RICHARD LEE STEPHENS Richard Lee "Poppy" Ste- phens, 80, of Greenfield, passed away on November 2, 2019, at Community North Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Decem- ber 20, 1938, in Pike County, to the late Ishmael Stephens and Opha (Price) Stephens. He graduated from Winslow High School in 1957. He married the love of his life, Phyllis (DeJarnett) Stephens, on July 15, 1961. He spent his career with Ford Motor Company until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed hunting quail, fish- ing, camping and mushroom hunting. It was said that be- ing outdoors is where he loved to be. Poppy loved his grandchildren very much and was extremely proud of each of them. He loved going to Sami's softball games and it was said he al- ways prayed for homeruns. But more than all of this, he loved spending time with his precious family, whom he loved dearly. Left to cherish his memo- ry are his wife, Phyllis Ste- phens; daughter, Felicia Frazier; grandsons, Cory Stephens, Michael Frazier, Matthew Frazier and Jes- se Stephens; granddaugh- ter, Sami Frazier; cousins, Bruce Kifer, Pat Hollan and Brenda Stone; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ishmael Ste- phens; mother, Opha Ste- phens; a son, Rich Stephens. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, No- vember 9, 2019, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St, Greenfield. Burial will immediately fol- low in the Funeral Service at Park Cemetery in Green- field. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memories and online condolences can be left for Richard's family by visiting DAVID V. VICKERS David V. "Shortfinger" Vickers, 59, of Washington, formerly of Glezen, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Daviess Communi- ty Hospital. He was born August 17, 1960, in Princeton, to Lew- is and Thelma Jean (Glenn) Vickers. He is survived by his long-time companion, Con- nie Shofner; brothers, Den- ny, Ron, Rick and Scott Vick- ers, all of Petersburg; sister, Tracy (Mitchell) Shoultz, of Kentucky; and sisters- in-law, Michelle and Sherri Vickers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Thelma Jean Vickers; and three brothers, Terry, Jim and Tim Vickers. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Mar- tin Cemetery in Glezen, with Ron Vickers officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednes- day at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg. Online condo- lences may be made at www. TAMMY SUE FETCHER Tammy Sue (Tolbert) Fetcher, 61, of Hazleton, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vin- cennes. She was born April 28, 1958, in Princeton. She lived in Hazleton all her life and was a member of Hazleton United Method- ist Church. She was a house- keeper at Gibson Gener- al Hospital. She formerly worked at Siemens in Princ- eton and at the Gibson Coun- ty Jail. She is survived by her sister, Beverly Belcher, of Hazleton; several cousins; three aunts; and one uncle. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, "Boots" Tolbert and Ruth (Ice) Tolbert Ellis; son, Mi- chael Fetcher; and an infant brother, Kim Tolbert. Gregor, of Florida, Tim Mc- Gregor, of Oakland City, and Teresa Purkiser, of Francis- co; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band, John; infant daughter, Kathy McGregor; brothers, Jack Winland, Duane Win- land, Jimmy Winland; sister, Jean Ferguson; and son-in- law, Jack Purkiser. Private graveside ser- vices will be held. Condolences may be ex- pressed or you may light a candle in memory of Jane on-line at www.corncolvin- The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mc- Gregor family.

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