Grant County Obituaries

The News-Sun—Wednesday—June 15, 1994

Barbara J. Eden
Barbara June Eden, 64, died June 6 at her residence after an extended illness.  She 
was born in Alexandria and was a lifelong Alexandria resident.  She retired in 1985 
from General Tire Corp. in Marion after 20 years of employment.  She was affiliated 
with Christian Congregation Church in Alexandria and Center Community Chapel in 
Anderson.  She was past president and a member of Eagles Auxiliary of Alexandria.  
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, George Junior Eden; a son and daughter-
in-law, Danny J. and Tonya Eden of Alexandria; two daughters and son-in-laws, Bonnie 
and Jay Long of Alexandria and Mary Ann and Charles Hartwell of Summitville.  Three 
sisters, Mrs. Jim (Maribelle) Mohler, Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Linder and L.C. (Peggy) 
Arnett, all of Alexandria; six grandchildren, Marne Moore and Monica Long, both of 
Noblesville, Craig Eden and Joe Eden, both of Alexandria and Dustin Hartwell and Megan 
Hartwell, both of Summitville; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Pauline (Farmer) Ryan.  Services 
were Friday at Noffze Funeral Home in Alexandria with the Revs. Jerry Young and Dick 
Gregg officiating.  Burial was a Forrestville cemetery, west of Summitville.

Flossie S. Frantz
Flossie S. Frantz, 82, Colonial Oaks Health Care Center, Marion, died at 5:55 a.m. 
Wednesday, June 8, in the center.  Mrs. Franz was born in Ashtabula, OH. She lived 
in Matthews for 15 years, in Upland for four years and in Marion for six years.  She 
was a homemaker.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Linda) Marley, Marion, 
and Mrs. Roy (Wanona) Roderick, Hollywood, FL; a son, Lester McFarren, Jonesboro; two 
sisters, Mary Parks and Marie Baker, both of Wabash; six grandchildren and seven great 
grandchildren.  Services were Friday, June 10, in Marion with the Rev. Donald Fisher 
officiating.  Burial was held in Grant Memorial Park cemetery.

E. Russell Haley
E. Russell Haley, 62, Fruitland Park, FL, died Thursday, June 2, in his home.  Mr. 
Haley lived in Upland for 20 years and moved to Kokomo in 1986.  He moved to Florida 
in 1990 from Kokomo.  He retired from Central Management as a truck driver.  He was a 
member of Baptist Church, Fruitland Park.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge and 
Eagle's Lodge No. 255, both of Kokomo, and Eagles Lodge No. 4273 and Moose Lodge No. 
4273, both of Leesburg, FL.  Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann; a son, Michael 
R., Melbourne, FL; three daughters, Candice Gerstorff, Upland, Carol, Fruitland Park, 
FL, and Kim, Gas City; four brothers, Robert, Arizona, Paul and William, both of 
Marion, and Lawrence, Marietta, GA.  Four sisters, Evelyn Dolby, Marion, Anna Mae 
Elliot, Eaton, Wilma Elliot, Gas City, and Joyce Huffman, Fairmount; 11 grandchildren 
and five great grandchildren.  Byers Funeral Home Inc., Leesburg, FL was in charge of 

John Underwood
John P. Underwood, 93, 401 George street, Winchester, died Sunday, June 12, at 1:30 
p.m. in Randolph County Hospital.  He owned and operated City Cigar Store, Fairmount, 
and retired in 1967.  He graduated from Fairmount Academy.  He attended Fairmount 
Friends Meeting.  Survivors include his wife Ethel; one daughter Ellen Craig, 
Winchester; son-in-law, Dale Craig, Winchester, and two grandsons, John C. Craig, 
Indianapolis and Kenneth E. Craig, Winchester.  Services will be Wednesday, June 15, 
6 p.m. at Hunt Funeral Home, with Max Hoffman officiating.  Burial will be in Park 

The News-Sun--Wednesday—October 5, 1994

Eva R. Bowers
Eva R. (Webb) Bowers, 92, formerly of Alexandria, died Sept. 27 at Muncie Health 
Care Center after an extended illness.  She was born in Summitville and lived in 
Alexandria for more than 50 years.  She was a member of the Methodist church but 
attended the Baptist church in Alexandria with her daughter.  Survivors include a 
daughter, Dorothy L. Staley, Alexandria; three sisters, Georgia Fanning, Freda 
Reynolds and Betty Glover, all of Marion, 12 grandchildren and several great and 
great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, 
Ollie N. Bowers in 1971; and two sons, Norman J. Bowers and Elmer N. Bowers.  
Services were Friday with the Rev. Clifton Richardson officiating.  Burial was in 
Park View cemetery.

Margaret Culley
Margaret E. Culley, 94, Marion, died at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Wesleyan 
Health Care Center, Marion.  Mrs. Culley was born in Summitville.  A life resident 
of Grant county, she owned Culley's bait shop for several years.  She worked at 
Zabo's Food at RCA, Daly Brothers Shoe Factory and Hook's Drugs.  She was a member of 
Hillside Wesleyan church.  Survivors include a daughter, Freeda I. Clune, Marion; two 
brothers, Forrest Huffman and Howard Huffman, both of Marion; five sisters, Mary Weber, 
Adeline Downing, Katherine Moore, Dorothy Pence and Elnora Turner, all of Marion. Three 
grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, two step 
grandchildren and six step great-great grandchildren.  Services were held Friday, Sept. 
30, in Marion with the Rev. Ronald Herring officiating.  Burial was in the Grant 
Memorial Park.

Carl Deeter Sr.
Carl Deeter Sr., 83, Marion, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Caylor-Nickel 
Center, Bluffton.  Mr. Deeter was born in Fairmount and retired from Swift & Co., 
where he worked for 38 years.  He was the owner of Shady Brook Mobile Home Park and 
was an active member and founder of Bethel church.  He was a graduate of Fairmount 
High School and had played for the Fairmount Quakers basketball team.  He was a 
member of the Mobile Home Park Association of Indiana.  Survivors include his wife, 
Karen M.; a son, Carl Jr., Marion; a daughter Delores Maxine Blocher, North Manchester; 
a brother William J. Jr., Marion; a sister, Faith Copeland, Phoenix, AZ, four grand-
ghildren and three great grandchildren.  Services were held Saturday, Oct. 1, in Marion 
with the Revs. Michael Henson and John Wilson officiating.  Burial was in the Park 

Brian Franklin
Brian Franklin, 25, 724 N. Elm street, Fairmount, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 
from injuries suffered in an auto accident that morning at Grant County Roads 500E 
6700S.  Mr. Franklin was born in Marion.  He was a 1988 graduate of Madison-Grant High 
School and worked at WheelTek, Gas City.  Survivors include his parents, Dexter and 
Maxine (Mullins) Franklin, Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. James (Joan) Jones, Fairmount, 
and Mrs. Mark (Robin) Long, Gas City; his paternal grandmother, Nora Franklin, London, 
KY, and his fiancee, Kami Havens, Jonesboro.  Services were Friday, Sept. 30, in Hunt 
Funeral Home with the Revs. Tom Brokaw and Jasper Fields officiating.  Burial was in 
Park cemetery.    (A picture of wreck is on the same page.)

Wanda M. Marley
Wanda M. Marley, 69, 902S 400W, Marion, died at 10:26 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in 
Marion General Hospital.  Mrs. Marley was born in Swayzee.  She had retired from 
Foster-Forbes and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Marion.  Survivors 
include her husband, Benjamin; two sons, Paul D., Fairmount, and Ronald E., Marion; a 
daughter, Dixie Harrman, Marion; a sister, Mary Clark, Goshen; 11 grandchildren, four 
step grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Services were held Saturday, Oct. 1, 
in Swayzee with the Rev. Preston Theall officiating.  Burial was in Park cemetery.

Harley Pitcock
Harley Pitcock, Jr., 68, Orestes died Sept. 30 at Community Hospital in Anderson 
following an extended illness.  He was born in Scotsville, KY, but lived most of 
his life in Alexandria and the Orestes area.  He was employed at the former Johns-
Mansville Corporation for 36 years, retiring in 1982.  He was a member of the 
Mansville Quarter Century Club, the Eagles and the Moose Lodges, both in Alexandria.  
He was a veteran of the army and a member of the American Legion in Frankton.  
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Virginia (Garner) Pitcock; a stepson and 
wife, Joe and Susie Remington of Alexandria; a stepdaughter, Kitty Remington of 
Orestes.  Four brothers, Thomas Pitcock of Apache Junction, AZ, George Pitcock of 
Alexandria, Jim (Otis) Pitcock of Summitville and Guy Pitcock of Anderson.  Four 
half brothers, Sterling Pitcock, David Pitcock and Theodore Pitcock, all of 
Alexandria; and Jackie Madden of Indianapolis.  Four sisters, Virgie Jarrett and 
Retha Crull, both of Elwood; Evelyn Burroughs of Portage, and Lorene Contreraz of 
Heritage; a half sister Vicki Youanovich of Whiteland, six grandchildren and four 
great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harley and 
Ruby Frances (Walker) and a brother, Delmer Pitcock.  There was no funeral services.

Charles Woollen
Charles E. "Spiv" Woollen, 78, Alexandria, died Monday, Sept. 26, after a short 
illness.  Mr. Woollen was born in Fairmount and had lived in Alexandria since 1971. 
He had retired from the Delco-Remy, Anderson, in 1980, after 29 years. He was a 
member of the Alexandria Eagles Lodge, National Rifle Association and AARP.  
Survivors include a son, Douglas, Fairmount; a daughter, Melanie Baker, Key West, 
FL; two sisters, Martha Cruea, Peru, and Mrs. Carl (Jean) Swindell, Alexandria; one 
grandchild and two great grandchildren. Graveside services were held Thursday, Sept. 
29, in Park cemetery.

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