Grant County Obituaries
The News-Sun—Wednesday—March 14, 1990
E. Vaughn Biddle
E. Vaughn Biddle, 73, Anderson, died Tuesday evening at Florida Southwest Regional
Medical Center in Fort Myers, FL following a brief illness. He was a native of
Summitville and a lifelong county resident. He retired in 1974 from Delco Remy
receiving and inspection department after 39 years. He was a member of the Travelers
Protective Agency. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Maxine (Marshall) Biddle;
his mother Clista Castor of Anderson; two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Myrna) Issacs of
Shelbyville and Mrs. Terry (Nancy) Norton of Anderson. One son, D.Thomas Biddle of
Dousman, WI; one brother, Jack Biddle of Anderson; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Barbara)
Craig of Chesterfield; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews. Services were held Saturday with the Rev. John Bunch of the Church of the
Brethren officiating. Burial was a Blue Ridge cemetery.
Thomas G. Davis, 75, Marion, died at 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Marion VA
after a short illness. Mr. Davis, born in Green's Fork, retired from Foster-Forbes
n 1978. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a prisoner of war.
He was a member of the National Rose Society. Survivors include his wife, Martha;
three sons, Eugene Smith, Phoenix; Charles Davis, Marion, and Joseph Davis, Homestead,
FL; three daughters, Sue Ellen Nelson, Sagle, Idaho; Ann Davis, Marion, and Mrs. Ted
(Kay) Kennedy, King's Bay, GA. Three sisters, Mrs. Milton (Hannahzola) Dunham,
Fairmount; Mrs. Hadley (Adrienne) McCracken, Monroesville, PA, and Mrs. Ruth Ann
Welander, Le Claire, Iowa; two brothers, Riley, Lapel, and George, Weslaco, Texas; and
12 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, March 10, in the Hunt Funeral Home,
with Xen Harvey officiating. Burial was in Park cemetery.
LaVaughn G. Gray, 66, died Tuesday morning at St. John's Medical Center following an
extended illness. He was born in Summitville and had been a life-long resident of
Anderson. A Methodist, he was a retired maintenance worker. He was a veteran of
World War II. Survivors include two sisters, Garnet Smith of Anderson and Margaret
Warr of Fairmount; one brother Gerald B. Gray of Anderson; several nieces and nephews
and one great-great nephew. Services were in Anderson with Rev. William T. Rose
officiating. Burial was in Anderson Memorial cemetery.
Ruth (Louiso) Hosier, 91, died at her Anderson home Sunday evening, March 4, following
an extended illness. A native of Summitville, she lived most of her life in Anderson.
She graduated from the Fort Wayne Art School and Ball State. Following college she
taught a year in the Warsaw school system, then two years in Tampa, FL, before taking
a teaching position with Anderson Community Schools. She retired in 1963 after 42
years of teaching. Her last assignments were with Shadeland Elementary and the former
Central Junior High School, where she taught in the art department. She was a member
of Central Christian church, American Association of University Women and a former
member of the Anderson Fine Arts Center. Surviving are two nephews Ronald McNatt of
Anderson and Dale Louiso of Chicago. Graveside services were March 7 at East Maplewood
cemetery with the Rev. Al Hazen officiating.
Verne Webster McLain, 93, Muncie, died Thursday, March 8, at Westminster Village in
Muncie. She was born in Summitville and lived in Anderson many years. She was a
graduate of Elizabeth Baker Teachers College in Indianapolis and was a member of Park
Place Methodist church in Anderson. Survivors include her daughter, Mrs.Joe (Mary Lou)
Rogers of Muncie; one son James McClain of Noblesville; two grandchildren, three great
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Harrison (Harry) McClain,
died in 1957. Two sons, Daniel McClain and Robert McClain, also preceded her in death.
Services were Saturday in Muncie with Rev. John Paul Jones officiating. Burial was in
East Maplewood cemetery.
James Valentine Sullivan, 32, died Wednesday morning, March 7 from injuries he received
in an automobile accident near Tyler, Texas. Jim or Jimmy (as known by his friends),
was originally from London, England, where he was educated in genetic engineering at
King's College. After moving to the United States in 1985 he adopted Fairmount as his
new hometown. Jim is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Denis Sullivan, London,
England, and an uncle, George Grindley, Temple, Texas. A Catholic mass and burial were
held Friday, March 9, in Tyler. A memorial wake will be held Thursday, March 15, at the
residence of Seth Guyer, Jonesboro.
Harold S. Taylor, 67, Marion, died at 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in his home. Mr.
Taylor was born in Michigan City and lived most of his life in Marion. He had retired
from CPC Group's tool and die department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors
include his wife, Helene, Marion; two sons, Robert, Fairmount, and Donald, Arkansas;
three stepsons, John Hawkins, Hopkinsville, KY; Richard Hawkins, Dayton, and Michael
Hawkins, Marion. A brother, William, Marion; two sisters, Mrs. Merritt (Dorothy)
Cravens, Marion, and Norma McCarty, Gas City; three grandchildren, 12 step-
grandchildren, one great grandchild and eight step-great grandchildren. Services were
held Saturday, Mar. 10, in the First Church of the Nazerene, Marion, with the Rev. Mark
Hinshaw officiating. Burial was in Grant Memorial Park cemetery.
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