Alberta Mae Beaver, 81, died Sept. 19, 2011. She was born in Gwynneville to the late John and LaVon (Wilson) Poston. She married Walter Beaver in 1949. She was an office manager for Roos Packing for many years. She was a longtime member of Southport Eastern Star and was also crowned the Valentine Queen when she lived at Village Oaks. Survivors include her three children, Walter Edward “Eddie” Beaver, Jr., LaVonna (Bruce) Jones and Terri (Clark) Mayfield; seven grandchildren, Geoffrey Davis, Rachel Taylor, Daniel and David Jones, Crystal, Steven and Tara Mayfield, Samantha and Nicholas Beaver; and one great-grandchild, Avi Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Harley Poston; and a sister, Selma Gross. Services were held Sept. 23 at Little and Sons Funeral Home, Stop 11 Chapel with burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Glenn “Pat” Chew, 88, Indianapolis, died Sept. 24, 2011. He was born May 30, 1923 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph and Martha Chew. When he retired from Coca-Cola in 1991, the day was declared as Glenn Chew Day by Mayor William Hudnut. For another 10 years after retiring, he worked as a consultant for Coca-Cola. He was a member of Southport Baptist Church. He was also a member of Southport Lodge No. 270 F. & A. M., Scottish Rite, the Murat Shrine, and the Speedway Businessman’s Association. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Virginia “Mae” Chew; son, Glenn Richard “Dick” (Diana) Chew; children, Gary (Peggy) Stewart, Marilyn (Jim) Delp, Marcia (Jim) Farmer; stepson, Charles Steinhauer; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Maffett and Harriett Boyer. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Services were conducted Sept. 28 at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Glenns Valley.
Melvin “Don” Duncan, Jr., 79, Greenwood, died Sept. 25, 2011. He was born April 17, 1932 in Indianapolis to the late Melvin and Pauline Duncan. He was owner and operator of Red Ball Moving and Storage. Later, he worked in management until 1985 when he purchased the company. He received a Safe Driver Award for an immaculate driving record and was also the inspiration for the Don Duncan Safe Driver Award at the Indianapolis 500, which is given to the safest driver. Also, he is honored by the Melvin D. Duncan Award, which is offered annually at the American Red Ball Convention. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Mona L. Duncan; children, Stephen M. (Sonja) Duncan, Sr., Barbara J. Castile, John W. (Lana) Duncan, Sr., Anthony D. (Barbara) Duncan, Janet L. Duncan; stepchildren, Cynthia L. Bennett, Charles C. Everman; brothers, Delbert E. Duncan, Sr. and William W. Duncan; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita M. (Bowman) Duncan; son, Timothy R. Duncan, Sr.; brother, Kenneth R. Duncan; sister, Peggy J. (Duncan) Rioux; grandsons, Stephen Michael Duncan, Jr.; and son-in-law, Jeffrey B. Castile. Services will be held Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. with burial at Floral Park Cemetery.
Mary E. Rexroat McCullough, 100, Indianapolis, died Sept. 24, 2011. She was born March 29, 1911 in Russell Springs, Ky. She was employed for 23 years at Diamond Chain. She was president of the Fishing Club at Diamond Chain. Survivors include one daughter, Donna K. (Miller) Decker; grandsons, Steven and Scott Proffitt and Sam Bryson; great-grandsons, Sam Bryson, Jr., Matthew Proffitt; sister, Jessie Parker; nephew, Phillip Dunbar; niece, Phyllis (Dunbar) Loy. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roy McCullough, Von Hendricks, and Perry Miller; and two sisters, Opal Ashbrook and Bernice Dunbar. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at the funeral home with burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Rosemary K. Bledose Ayon, 75, died Sept. 14, 2011. She was born Oct. 28, 1935 in Indianapolis to the late Ralph and Mary (Knowles) Stevens. She retired as a shipping clerk for Balkamp Co. Survivors include sons, Jaime and Manuel Ayon; daughters, Teresa Carol (Christopher) Zbikowski of Mich., Tina Rose (Darrell) Dixon and Tyla Michelle Eggers; brother, Ronald (Dori) Stevens; sister, Barbara (Joe) Allison; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life was held Sept. 21 at Fountain Square Mortuary.
Ray H. Wilson, 64, died Sept. 18, 2011. He was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Columbus to the late Raymond and Mildred (Sandford) Wilson. He owned and operated Ray Wilson Plumbing for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Teresa (Gregory) Wilson; five sons, David, Kevin, Randall, Thomas and Sean Wilson; two daughters, Candace Maddox and Tonya Kaye Wilson; two brothers, Bill and Ricky Wilson; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Wilson; and a granddaughter, Abi Gale Wilson. A memorial service was held Sept. 21 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Stirling-Gerber Chapel. Burial followed at Acton Cemetery.