John ‘DJ Johnny B’ Bradford Beeson

John “DJ Johnny B” Bradford Beeson, 69 years old, of North Salem passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

He was born in the back of a Model T Ford on Feb. 24, 1945, in North Salem, to John and Frances Beeson.

He was a member of the North Salem Christian Church.

He retired from Allison Transmissions after 28 years. People knew him as “DJ Johnny B” because of his DJ business that he worked on the side. 

Surviving are his mother; daughter, Amanda Eileen Abney of North Salem; son, Matthew Patrick Beeson of Indianapolis; sisters, Beverly (Dale) Gibson of Royce, Texas, Louise (Sam) Trinkle of Waynetown, Leola (Mike) Gregory of S.C., Sarah (Jerry)  Long of Ladoga, Peggy (Tony) Guildner of North Salem, Linda Graham of Danville and JoEllen (Jim) Beeson of Monon; and grandchildren, Lyndsay Davidson, Lexi Rogers, Alec Beeson and Aiden Beeson.

He was preceded in death by his father John Beeson.

Family and friends will gather Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at the North Salem Christian Church, North Salem. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Rob Baire officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery, North Salem. The family requests casual attire. 

You may visit our website,, to sign his online register and leave a personal message.

Karen S. Pittman

Karen S. Pittman, 59, of Indianapolis and formerly of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

She was born Aug. 11, 1955, in Kentucky, to Thomas R. and Mary E. (Leppard) Bushong. She had been a waitress.

Survivors include: children, Alisa Espinos and Amy Passwater, both of Indianapolis; and grandchildren, Bryan Passwater, Kirk Williams, Drake Vandeventer, Christian Daily II and River Passwater.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, 107 N. Grant Ave. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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