Leslie “Clyde” Jones, 78, Mitchell, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at IU Health Bloomington. He was born Dec. 13, 1943, in Crane, to Lester Elvis and Mary Jane Newlin Jones.

PAOLI — Melanie Michelle Chambers, 58, Paoli, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. She was born Oct. 27, 1963, in Anderson, to Maurice and Patricia Gifford Chambers.

Gloria J. Hickman, 80, Paoli, died Jan. 12, 2022 at IU Health Bedford Hospital.

Tim Smelser, 49, Paoli died Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at IU Health Bloomington.

Paul Matthew “Matt” Henderson, 47, Paoli, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. He was born in Bedford, on Jan. 22, 1974, to David and Betty Jo Henderson. He married his high school sweetheart, Catherine McBride Henderson, on April 8, 1995.

John Bye was born on March 25, 1943 to John H. Bye Sr. and Helen Deen Bye at New Albany and entered his eternal home Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021 at Kindred Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky, after a lengthy illness with COVID.

John F. Pinnick, 78, Orleans, died Jan. 16, 2022 at his residence.

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Zachary Nicholas Taylor Best, 24, Paoli, passed away Jan. 10, 2022. He was born Nov. 21, 1997 in Paoli to parents Nathan Best and Amanda Harkness. He married Sandra Victoria Rodriguez on Aug. 22, 2021.

Patricia Lane Daugherty, 90, Newburgh, died at the Village at Hamilton Point in Newburgh.

Jeanette A. Emmons, 55, West Baden Springs, died Jan. 5, 2022 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper.

Ronald L. Clark, 64, Oakland City, died Jan. 4, 2022 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

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John William “Bill” Cook, 69, died Jan. 7, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 26, 1952, in Paoli to Charles T “Bud” Cook & Helen B (White) Cook.

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Stephen Douglas “Steve” Cole I, Paoli, passed away Dec. 22, 2021. He was born on July 18, 1948, to Custer and Dorothy Cole in Louisa, KY. Steve was raised in Hamlet where he created life-long friends, graduating from Oregon-Davis High School in 1966. After high school, Steve followed in his …

“Duane” D. O. Nicholson, 91, died Dec. 19, 2021 at Paoli Health and Living Community. He was born March 15, 1930 in Paoli to parents Dwight O. Nicholson & Blanche (Atkinson) Nicholson. Duane married Shirley M. Shelton on Sept. 9, 1954.

Donna Fay Breeding, 62, of Paoli, passed away December 27, 2021 at Norton Hospital of Louisville. She was born June 3, 1959 in Ft. Knox, KY to parents, Donald & Katherine (Lawrence) Baker. She married Jesse Breeding June 26, 1982.

Lillian Faye Hager, 70, Orleans, died Dwec. 19, 2021 at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1950 in Pennington Gap, VA to parents, R.C. & Willie (Quesenberry) Terry. She married Keith O’Brian Hager Dec. 12, 1970.

Ethel Marie Nelson, 80, died Dec. 24, 2022 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born April 20, 1941 in Marengo to parents Hughes Richardson and Ruby (Vanlaningham) Richardson. Ethel married Melvin Nelson on Sept. 5, 1962.

Sue Ellen Holtsclaw, 60, Paoli, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at IU Health Bedford. She was born Nov. 4, 1961, in Bedford, to Calloway and Helen Poore Reynolds.

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Melvin “Popeye” McDonald, 93, Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at Hearthstone Health Campus, Bloomington. He was born on Sept. 8, 1928, in Paoli, to Heber and Grace Hooten McDonald. Melvin married Bonetta Nickell on Sept. 30, 1950, and she survives.

Freeda F. (Elliott) McClintock, 86, Orleans, passed away at 9:38 p.m. on Dec. 29, 2021 at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

Susie Jane Roach, 81, Paoli, died Dec. 31, 2021 at her home. She was born Dec. 19, 1940 in Shoals to parents James V. & Irene (Gammon) Mattox. She married Edmond Roach in 1960.

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Leslie Ann (Shaw) Akers, 79, French Lick, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 24, 2021 at The Tribute Senior Living in Prosper, TX.

Emma Alice Sinex, 94, died Dec. 30, 2021 at Baptist Health Floyd. Emma was born in rural Paoli to the late Emmanual and Deborah Smith

Janice Irene Vaughn, 69, died Dec. 17, 2021 at IU Health Paoli Hospital. She was born June 28, 1952 to parents Willard “Jack” Vance Robbins & Thelma (Roberts) Newlin.

Barbara Helen Mathis, 89, Corydon, died Jan. 1, 2022, at The Waters of Huntingburg in Huntingburg. She was born Aug. 16, 1932, near Cape Sandy, to the late Albert DeSota Cox and Ethel Agnes East Cox.

Linda Lou Nicholson Roach, 76, French Lick, died Jan. 3, 2022 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

PAOLI — Lonny Lionel Briner Sr., 64, Paoli, died Dec. 21, 2021 at home. He was born April 22, 1957 in Madison to William “Bill” Briner Sr. and Edith (Gillespie) Briner.

BIRDSEYE — Shirley J. Wyman, 74, Birdseye, died Dec. 21, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

FRENCH LICK — Janice Rose Sanders Land, 82, French Lick, died Dec. 23, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

PAOLI — Milton James Prater, 51, Paoli, died Dec. 25, 2021, in Paoli. He was born Oct. 17, 1970, in Noblesville, to Milton Prater and Martha Newlin. James married Kathy Butt on Oct. 14, 1989.

PAOLI — Timothy Speer, 48, Paoli, died Dec. 18, 2021, at IU Health Paoli.

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Virginia L. “Geni” Gritton, 85, of Greenwood, Paoli and Indianapolis passed away on Saturday Dec. 25, 2021 in Indianapolis with her family by her side.

FRENCH LICK — Shelby Jean Steele, 82, French Lick, died Dec. 25, 2021 at home.

FRENCH LICK — Kim Edward Miller, 66, French Lick, died Dec. 25, 2021 at his residence.

EVANSVILLE — John Samuel Allen, (retired) SMSgt, 78, Evansville, formerly of French Lick, died Dec. 24, 2021 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mount Vernon. He was born in Gary on Dec. 30, 1942 to Samuel and Pauline Allen.

Shirley A. Quasebarth, 78, Eckerty, died Dec. 21, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. She was born May 31, 1943 in Hammond to Edwin and Sarah DeVries. She married Donald E. Quasebarth June 10, 1961 and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1998.

PAOLI — Stephen Douglas “Steve” Cole I, Paoli, died Dec. 22, 2021. He was born July 18, 1948, to Custer and Dorothy Cole in Louisa, Kentucky.

NEW BERLIN, Ill. — Susan L. Shigemura, 55, of New Berlin, Illinois, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Mark Edward Bruner, 59, died Dec. 22, 2021 at his home. He was born June 14, 1962 in Paoli to parents Vance Bruner and Martha (Crecelius) Bruner. Mark married Angela (DeWitt) Bruner on May 18, 1991

Michael Leroy Cooper, 74, French Lick, entered into his heavenly home on Dec. 14, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick.

Jerry Jones, 53, Albion, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021

BEDFORD — IU Health is proud to announce that on Saturday, Jan. 1, Larry Bailey, FACHE, will become chief operating officer of IU Health Bedford Hospital as Michele Ridge, DNP, RN, NE-BC adds the role of chief operating officer to her duties as chief nursing officer at IU Health Paoli Hospital.

On Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, our beloved husband, revered father, honored grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, Kenneth Eugene Gonya, passed away after a valiant 19-day battle with COVID.

Michael “Mike” Minton, 69, Paoli, died Saturday, Dec. 18, at University of Louisville Hospital.

N. Dale Kendall, 82, died Dec. 13, 2021, at IU Bloomington Hospital. He was born Aug. 27, 1938 in Paoli to parents Norman J. and Blanche Padgett Kendall. He married Carolyn Murphy on May 20, 1960.

PAOLI — Carmelita Jo “Jody” Slayton-Vice, 59, Paoli, died Dec. 4 at IU Health Bloomington. She was born Nov. 12, 1962, to Jimmy Slayton and Betty Hobson Wilson.