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 Davis
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 Gray
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 Hosier
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 McLain
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 Sullivan
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 Taylor
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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