Lelia Jewell "Jewell" Waggoner Carmichael

October 29, 1914October 13, 2010

Lelia Jewell “Gram” Carmichael, 95, of Nashville, IN, has joined our Heavenly Father on October 13, 2010 from the home of her daughter, Sheila Lucas. Mrs. Carmichael was born on October 29, 1914 in Jackson County, IN. She is the daughter of Howard and Alice (Phillips) Waggoner. She married Kenneth Carmichael on April 7, 1934. Kenneth preceded her in death on May 14, 1982. She was the same age upon her death as her Great-grandfather who served in the Civil War. Mrs. Carmichael was an employee of Arvin Industries as well as a homemaker and devout member of Parkview Church of the Nazarene. In retirement Jewell became active in Parkview Quilters club, Parkview Prime Timers and Homemaker’s Club of Brown County. She created and organized crafts for nursing home residents, volunteered time and crafts to her granddaughter’s elementary classroom. Jewell was a 4-H club leader for six years while raising her daughters and in later years was elected to the first 4-H council in Brown County. She sat on the 4-H council for eight years and was instrumental in policy making as well as fundraising. She spent many hours of love growing and cultivating her many floral gardens. Jewell passed on this love and vast knowledge of flowers to her family and friends. Her love and devotion to her community will be missed. She is survived by a sister, Wanita Manuel of Greenwood, IN; two daughters, Phyllis Lucas, husband Edgar Lucas of Nashville, IN and Sheila Lucas, husband Jack Lucas of Nashville, IN. Seven grandchildren: Teresa Harden, Stan Lucas, Madeline Lucas, Michelle Peters (Brian), J.D. Lucas (Claudia), Suzette Sizemore (fiancé Jeff Swain), and Aimee Browning (Rick). Ten great-grandchildren: Ryan (Jessica), Aaron, Taylor, Amanda, Lucas, Jared, Becca, Danielle, Chad, and Olivia; three great great Grandchildren: Cash, Audrie, and Emma. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 5 sisters and 4 brothers. A service of memory and celebration of her life will be held at Parkview Church of the Nazarene; 1750 State Road 46 East, on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Gary Williamson presiding. Viewing hours will be on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm & Monday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Mrs. Carmichael will be laid to rest beside her husband Kenneth at the Christiansburg Cemetery. Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements under the direction of Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, Nashville, IN.


  • Pastor Gary Williamson, presiding Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Viewing Sunday, October 17, 2010

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November 28, 2010

It's been a long time since I was a guest in Nashville and visited with the Lucas family, spending time with Madeline at her 'Grams' house. I will always remember the closeness of the family and how welcome you all made me feel when I visited. You were all truly blessed to have such a close family....bless you during this time of loss. Brenda (Collom) Opperman...Belleville, IL

Debbie Hamilton Stallings

October 27, 2010

I am so sorry to hear of Gram's passing. She was the sweetest lady and best neighbor. I will always remember her kindness.

Nancy Bredewater

October 20, 2010

Jewell was just the very best. I admired her the most of anybody in the world. She was what we should all strive to be. It was an extreme honor to be her friend.

Nancy Bredewater

Pam Gould

October 17, 2010

I am so thankful the Lord arranged for my path to connect with Gram's. She will always remain to me one of the few people I have known that I would love to be like. Her digninty, sense of purpose, tireless devotion to her family, friends, and work were all driven by her love for her Lord. I had the privilege of teaching a senior adult Sunday School class Jewell attended. I learned so much more from her than she ever could have learned from me. May the Holy Spirit bring you all comfort, inspiration and peace in the days ahead, as only He can. I love you all.

Donna Conlon

October 15, 2010

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to all her family members. Gram was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and woman. She lived her faith and was a blessing to all that knew her. I was lucky enough to have known her, loved her and enjoyed her wonderful presence. We were all blessed to have had her in our life. She may have left this physical world but she will never leave our hearts, thoughts and memories. God has built a home for her with Him and we are comforted in knowing she is at peace.

October 15, 2010

Dear family,

All of us with TRIAD send you our sympathies on your loss. We will miss also Jewell very much. We remember her special humor and smile, and of course her love of flowers and gardening. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura and Dick Young, Pete Schrougham, Carol Morgan, Lois Followell, Lew Worcel, Roger and Jean Brewer, Bonnie Cook, Violet Miller

Patricia May

October 14, 2010

Jack and Sheila, I am so thankful for that day that Cassie and I saw you out mowing and
you told us to go on over to see Jewell. We had such a wonderful visit with her that day. I have many other memories of your Mother, from the time my family lived in the old homeplace, but that day was extra special. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Our prayers are going out to you and all of your family. God Bless all of you.