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Arthur Wayne Aynes, 89, Bloomington

Arthur Wayne Aynes, 89, of Bloomington, passed away in IU Health Hospice on May 5, 2013. He was born in Brown County to the late Carson and Olive (White) Aynes.

Wayne graduated from University High School in 1942 and then joined the Army. He served 28 months during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1945. He married Melba Purcell on Aug. 8, 1947. He had previously worked for Pete’s and Purcell’s Moving and Storage, Showers Bros. Furniture, Indiana University Library, Indiana Geological Survey and was owner of General Cartage from 1963 until his retirement.

Wayne was a member of Masonic Lodge #22 and the Scottish Rite and formerly was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Elks.

Wayne would tell anyone that his highest achievements were his wife and two daughters.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Melba of Bloomington; daughters, Linda (Dan) Field of South Lyon, Mich., Elizabeth (Jim) Sinders of Bloomington; grandchildren, Erika Nay of Indianapolis, Aimee Stanton of Bloomington, Maria Okeke of Chicago, Sarah Okeke of Wixom, Mich., James, Christopher and Jonathan Sinders of Bloomington; three step-grandchildren, Dennis Field of Louisville, Ky., Billy and Gerry Field of South Lyon, Mich.; and brother, Harold Aynes of Orlando, Fla.

Wayne was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Lawrence Aynes, and a great-grandchild, Faith Marie Schroer.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Hart, Dr. Faris, IU Health Bloomington Hospice, and the CVU Staff at IU Bloomington Hospital.

Visitation will begin from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Day Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, with Masonic rites performed by Monroe Lodge #22 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the funeral home, visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jack Skiles officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens, with military rites by Monroe County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Aynes requested that donations be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences can be made to www.DayFuneralServices.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
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  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West