Orange County Obituaries


KENNEDY, Florence M., West Baden Journal (December 17, 1895) Death Notice
Florence M. Kennedy, daughter of Robert A. and Margaret Kennedy, died last Saturday morning of typhoid fever, and was buried at Ames Chapel on Sunday after services conducted by Rev. Davis and Dickey. None knew her but to admire her many lovable qualities. The family desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the people of West Baden for the many acts of kindness extended in their bereavement. Submitted by Tom Agan.

HENDERSON, Lora, Orleans Progress (July 30, 1896) Death Notice
Miss Lora Henderson, daughter of Mrs. Mary E. Henderson, aged about nineteen years, died last Monday of consumption, at the family home east of Orleans. she was taken sick last September with typhoid fever and her protracted illness resulted in consumption. she was a very pleasant young lady, and much loved by all who knew her. She leaves a mother and two brothers, Charles and James, to mourn her loss. The PROGRESS extends to the grief stricken family its sincere sympathy. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. M. C. Clark, and the remains interred in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery yesterday. Submitted by Tom Agan.

BAGGERLY, Cora L., Orleans Progress (August 13, 1896) Death Notice - Paoli News
On numerous occasions of late it have been our painful duty to chronicle the death of some friend or acquaintance, and this morning we come bowing our heads to the inevitable and announce with profound sorrow the death of Mrs. Cora Lindsey Baggerly, whose untimely death occurred last Friday morning, August 7th, 1896; Mrs. Baggerly was the wife of C. M. Baggerly and leaves her husband and two little children, one only a few days old, to mourn her death. It is exceedingly sad to note the death of the aged as well as those in infancy, but when the death comes as it has in this case and snatches away the young wife and mother it stirs the very depths of every sympathizing heart, and did we not know that there is an all wise, tender loving, elder brother, watching over us from the battlements of heaven, would be unable to pass beneath His chastening rod, and would sink by the way side, weary of life and it tremendous cares. Yet if we will but listen, there comes from out this dark cloud of affliction and bereavement a still small voice saying, "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he be dead, yet shall he live." Submitted by Tom Agan.

WALLACE, Alexander, Orleans Progress (August 13, 1896) Death Notice
Alexander Wallace died last Tuesday evening, of erysipelas, at his home southeast of town. He was seventy-six years of age. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his loss. The remains will be interred in the Orleans cemetery today. Submitted by Tom Agan.

PICKENS, Mahala, Orleans Progress (September 10, 1896) Death Notice
Mrs. Mahala Pickens, widow of the late Lemuel Pickens, died at 6 o'clock Saturday, aged 85 years. She had been bed fast for about nine months of old age and general debility. The funeral was preached Sunday afternoon at Mt. Pleasant by Rev. C. M. Clark in the hearing of a very large audience of sorrowing people. She is the last of the original founders of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, and has always lived an earnest, devoted Christian life worthy of all emulation. She was the mother of fourteen children nine of whom are living, two daughters and seven sons. it is quite a remarkable coincidence that at the hour of her interment her brother, Joshua Speer, of Illinois, was also buried at the age of 77. Paoli Republican. Submitted by Tom Agan.

FIELD, Joseph J., Orleans Progress (September 17, 1896) Death Notice
Last Monday evening at 11:30 o'clock, at the family home, one mile north of this city, Joseph J. Field died, of paralysis and a complication of diseases.
He has been confined to his bed for several months, and almost all of that time has been helpless, but during his illness and death life was made as easy as the kind and loving acts of his family and dear friends could make it.
"Uncle Jim," as he was familiarly known, was perhaps better know to the people of Southern Indiana than any many who resided therein.
He was a kind and indulgent parent and husband, and to all people was known as a charitable m conscientious, industrious Christian man. He was loved by all who knew him and had the confidence of all men.
His popularity is best told when it is said that he never aspired to anything that he did not get. He has served his people in township and county affairs more than once, and in no case was he found wanting.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and when his health would permit was a regular attendant at divine worship.
He was aged seventy years, eight months and nine days, and by his death leaves a wife. three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. John A. Tracy, of the Presbyterian church, yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and the remains were interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.
The bereaved family and sorrowing friends have our sincerest sympathy in their sad bereavement. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LINDLEY, William, Orleans Progress (October 1, 1896) Death Notice
William Lindley died at his home three miles west of Orleans last Saturday. He was seventy two years old on last Thursday. For two of three years he has been in feeble health, typhoid-pneumonia degenerating into consumption, with which he was confined to his bed for the past few weeks. He leaves three daughters and two son, his wife having departed this life three years since. The funeral services were held at 10:30, Rev. James Jones officiating at Union. - Paoli Republican. Submitted by Tom Agan.

JOHNSON, William J., Orleans Progress (November 5, 1896) Death Notice
Harry Wells Kills W; J. Wells With a Pair of Knucks.

The blood of William J. Johnson is on the hands of Harry Wells, the twenty-year-old son of Hiram E. Wells, of French Lick. Johnson was an old soldier, who interfered as a peacemaker between young Wells and some other parties who were engaged in a street fracas, at Paoli last Saturday afternoon, during the big rally. The advice so enraged Wells, who was already wild with liquor, that he struck Johnson in the right temple with knucks, knocking him senseless. Johnson never rallied, and died at 9:30 o'clock Sunday morning.
Such terrible consequences were not dreamed of, and Wells was permitted to take the train a few minutes after the embroglio and go to his home, at French Lick. Sunday morning sheriff Speer went down to take Wells into custody, but he had flown. Officials scoured the country and made every effort in the power to capture him, but were unsuccessful, until information was received last Tuesday of his arrest at Princeton.
His father is probably the wealthiest man in the county, a prominent merchant and capitalist and one of the most highly esteemed men of Southern Indiana. He was at one time proprietor of French Lick Springs and Treasurer of Orange County.

Orleans Progress (November 12, 1896) New Article
The grand jury returned an indictment against Harry Wells for the killing of William Johnson, at paoli, October31, charging him with manslaughter. Wells was released from jail last Saturday on $2,000 bail. It is reported that Johnson's relatives request that Wells be not prosecuted. Submitted by Tom Agan.

HARDMAN, James, Orleans Progress (November 19, 1896) Death Notice
James Hardman, a well known citizen of this township, died Monday evening at his home about four miles southwest of town, of brain fever. The deceased was about 28 years old, and was a man of sterling integrity and was highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. Submitted by Tom Agan.

KIMBREL, Lola, Orleans Progress (November 26, 1896) Death Notice
Mrs. Lola Kimbrel, wife of Wesley Kimbrel, died of heart trouble at the family home in Campbellsburg, Tuesday evening at eight o'clock, after an illness of only a few days. She was twenty-six years of age. The remains were sent to Paoli yesterday for interment. Submitted by Tom Agan.

TODD, Melvina, Orleans Progress (December 17, 1896) Death Notice
Aunt Melvina Todd (colored) died yesterday evening, of paralysis, at five o'clock, at the family home in west Orleans. she was seventy-one years of age, and had raised a large family, all of whom have preceded her to the other world, except two sons. Aunt Melvina was a peaceable christian woman. The funeral services will be conducted at the family home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock and the remains will be interred in Green Hill cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LINGLE, Henry, Orleans Progress (December 17, 1896) Death Notice
Henry, the eldest son of John J. Lingle, died last Tuesday morning of consumption. His death was not unexpected, as for the past two years his health has been failing, until death relieved him of his ailments. He was twenty years of age and was just entering upon a life that held in store for him a bright future. Of all the young men we ever knew, Henry was the nearest a model young man we have ever known. He leaves a father, sister, and two brothers to mourn his loss, his mother having preceded him to the other world about two and one half years ago. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Welker, of the Methodist Church officiating, and interment took place thereafter in Green Hill cemetery. To the bereaved parent, family and friends the PROGRESS extends it sincerest sympathies.
Henry Lingle was born Feb. 20, 1876 and died Dec. 15, 1896. Submitted by Tom Agan.

STOUT, Iram, Orleans Progress (December 17, 1896) Death Notice
Iram Stout, the venerable father of John T, Amos and William Stout, prominent citizens of Paoli, died at his home in Paoli Township, on last Sunday morning. He lacked only one day of being eighty-eight years of age. Three sons and three daughters survive him to mourn his loss. He was one of the county's foremost citizens and a law-abiding Christian man. The funeral services were conducted at Lick Creek church last Monday, and the remains were followed to the grave by a lard gathering of people. The PROGRESS extends its sympathies to the bereaved sons and daughters. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LANE, Jonathan,The Republican Paoli 7 Nov 1883
Old Jonathan Lane met with painful death last week. He and his wife were in the wagon returning home. The double-trees got of his fix. He got out of the wagon to adjust them when one of the horses kicked him so terribly that he died in a few hours afterwards.

Submitted by Steve Morrison 14 Feb 2001

TYNDALL, James, Paoli Republican 24 April 1918
In the evening of life, God hath called another one of His faithful followers to enter the mansions above. James Tyndall was born December 20, 1837 died April 9th 1918 ages 80 years, 3 months, and 2 days. In 1869 he was married to Sinna M Holiday and to this union five children were born. Three of whom survive. They are William and John Tyndall both residents of Paoli and Mrs Julia Payne of Terre Haute. Elwood died in childhood and Mrs Mary McPherson passed away a few years ago.
Deceased was left with a companion when the mother of these first children was called home and he was again married to Elizabeth Walls Lane in 1881. To this union three children were born, as follows, Mrs Flora Taylor of New York City, Alice Tyndall of Paoli and Ms Minnie Mintier of Los Angeles, Cal. There were also seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and other relatives and many friends who will sadly miss Grandfather Tyndall.
About thirty years ago deceased gave his heart to God and became a member of the United Brethren Church of which he was a faithful member. For many years past he has been growing feeble and was unable to attend church services regularly, but he was devoted to his church and would attend whenever his health would permit. He was among the aged ones who attended the annual Old Folks meetings held at the M. E. Church in Paoli and he always seemed to enjoy these meetings so much, when he was able to meet and grasp the hands of those who had traveled the Christian highway with him.
Submitted by Steve Morrison

LASHBROOK, Wm.">Springs Valley Herald 20 Nov 1913
Wm Lashbrook, who has been at Evansville, Ind. at the asylum for about seven years died there last Wednesday Nov 12 and the remains were shipped here Saturday and was buried at Moores Ridge, Sunday. Samuel and Jerry Lashbrook were called here on the account of the death of their brother, Wm Lashbrook.
Submitted by Steve Morrison

SCARLETT, Otha C., Springs Valley Herald French Lick, IN 26 Jan 1950
Otha C Scarlett, son of Bedford and Mary "Smith" Scarlett was born September 11, 1872 and departed this life January 23, 1950 at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 12 days. He spent the greater part of his life in Orange County. He was well known and a good neighbor. While here he was employed by the West Baden Springs Hotel.
He leaves to mourn his departure a devoted wife, his companion for over 50 years; three daughters Vera Scarlett, Bedford, Madge Caldwell, Mundellin, IL, Genevie Noblett, Evansville and one son Jack Scarlett of Chicago, IL, one sister Stella Southern, four brothers, Alvis, Elmer, Jim and Floyd; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Submitted by Steve Morrison 2 Feb 2001

SCARLETT, Harriet Morrison, Springs Valley Herald 31 Dec 1964
Mrs Otha Scarlett Dies in New Jersey: Mrs Harriett Lavina Scarlett, 82 widow of Otho Scarlett died Tuesday night at the home of her son in Livingston, N. J. where she had made her home the past four years. A long-time resident of West Baden and Northwest Township, she was a member of the West Baden Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the Ritter Funeral Home after 2 PM Friday. The Rev. Herbert Mather will conduct funeral services at the funeral home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Ames Cemetery. Survivors include the son Jack Scarlett; three daughters, Miss Vera Scarlett of Bedford, Mrs Madge Caldwell of Ft Launderdale, Fla. and Mrs Genevieve Nobiltt of Evansville, a brother Ross Morrison of Windsor, Ill and nine grandchildren.

LOVE, Joseph Boone, Springs Valley Herald 20 Oct 1927
Joseph Boone Love, 75 years old died at 8:00 o'clock Wednesday evening, October 12 of heart disease after a brief illness. Mr Love was born in Kentucky and came to French Lick to reside many years ago. During his active life he was a carpenter but had been unable to work at his trade for several years. He is survived by his wife Nancy C. Love, one daughter, Mrs Lily McDonald, of this city, and three sons, Harry, Harley and Earl.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon at Mr Lebanon. Rev. George Atkins conducted the funeral.
Submitted by Steve Morrison

MORRISON, H. Shirley, Springs Valley Herald Dec 16, 1956
H. SHIRLEY MORRISON 69 Funeral services were held Sunday morning for Shirley Morrison, 69 who died Thursday at his home in Van Vert, Ohio. Services were held at the Ritter funeral home for the former French-Lick Sheration Hotel employee with burial at the Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Morrison retired four years ago from the hotel and moved to Ohio. He is survived by his wife Mattie Morrison; five sons Paul Morrison, Action, Ind; Clyde Morrison, Chicago, Illinois; Farrell Morrison, Indianapolis; Herbert Morrison, Bedford and Harold Morrison. West Baden and three daughters Mrs. Dorothy Qualkenbush. Munice, Mrs. Wilma Ramsey, Louisville, Kentucky and Mrs. Virginia Conrad, Van Wert, Ohio.
Submitted by Steve Morrison

GALLOWAY, Charles, Springs Valley Herald April 18, 1974
Charles Galloway, French Lick, age 84 died at the Orange County Hospital. Most of his live was spent in the French Lick community where he was engaged in farming, road building and rock crushing work. He also owned and operated the Master-Mix Feed store in French Lick and was a circuit rider minister pastoring several churches His wife the former Carrie Slaybaugh died in 1960. He is survived by two sons, George and Charles Galloway, both of French Lick; four daughters Ruth Cox of Muncie, Edith Freeman of French Lick, Mrs. Harry Condra, R.R. 3 Paoli and Mrs. Leon Haggard of Parker; a brother Floyd Galloway of French Lick; four sisters Alice Morrison of Windsor, Illinois and Lucy Elmore, Gladys Newlin and Pauline Leffler, all of French Lick; 42 grandchildren, and 55 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at the Brosmer-Drabing funeral home with the Rev. Jewel Dewees conducting the service. Burial was in Ames Chapel Cemetery.
Submitted by Steve Morrison

LINDLEY, Marvin, Progress Examiner- 1996
Funeral services were held Friday(May 15, 1996) at Bethesda Christian Church for Marvin Lindley, 76, Hazel Park, MI, formerly of Orleans, who died last Wednesday at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, MI. Burial was in White Chapel Cemetery.
He was born in Orleans April 17, 1919, the son of Norman J. and Lola Ethel Webb Lindley. He married Hilda Jefferson and she survives. He was a World War II Army veteran and worked 32 years at Parke Davis. He was former chaplain of American Legion Post 76 and a 46 year member of Bethesda Christian Church.
Surviving with the wife are four daughters, Joanne Lubs of Burtchville, MI; Michele Sparre of Fostoria, OH, Sandra Chapman of St. Maries, ID, and Jane Wilcox of Redford Township, MI; two brothers, Robert Lindley and Gene Lindley, both of Orleans; one sister, Helen Barnett of Bedford; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; three brothers; and two half-brothers.
Submitted by, P Lindley

SEARS, Marjorie (Lindley), Progress Examiner- 1994
Marjorie (Lindley) Sears, 68, Bloomington, died Sunday, Nov. 20, at her residence. Born Oct. 21, 1926 in Orleans, she was the daughter of Norman J. and Lola Webb Lindley. She married Roy Lee Sears and he preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and member of Bloomington Order of Eastern Star and Smithville Christian Church.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Young of Bloomington; one daughter, Shirley Chapman of Bloomington; four brothers, Merrill Lindley and Robert Lindley, both of Orleans, Gene Lindley of Louisville, KY, and Marvin Lindley of Detroit, MI; one sister, Helen Barnett of Bedford; and three grandchildren. John W. Lindley of Orleans was her first cousin.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Norman Lindley Jr., Paul Lindley, Damon Lindley and Alvin Lindley; and a sister, Mary Ruth Riggle.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Day Mortuary in Bloomington with Rev. Preston Massey officiating. Burial was in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Submitted by, P Lindley

RIGGLE, Mary Ruth (Lindley)Progress Examiner- 1967
Mary Ruth Riggle of Paoli, passed away at her home Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m., following a seven month illness.
She was born January 6, 1921 in Orleans, to Norman and Lola Webb Lindley.
The deceased was married early in life to Fredderic P. Riggle, who survives.
Until 1945, Mrs. Riggle, was a resident in Orleans. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Paoli; and inactive member of the Phi Beta Psi Sorority; and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Gary and Mike, both at home; the father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lindley of Orleans; seven brothers, Paul of California, Alvin and Gene, both of Mitchell, Marvin of Michigan, Norman Jr., Merrill and Robert, all of Orleans; Two sisters, Mrs. Dan (Helen) Barnett of Bedford, and Mrs. Ralph (Marjorie) Young of Bloomington; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held today in the Ellis Chapel of Paoli, with Rev. Malcolm Shields officiating. Interment followed in the Community Cemetery of Paoli.
Submitted by, P Lindley

LINDLEY, Patricia, Progress Examiner
Funeral Saturday For Lindley Baby
Patricia Lindley, 4-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lindley, died last night (March 25, 1951) at 9:10 at the Riley Hospital, Indianapolis, from a heart condition with which she had been afflicted since birth. She was admitted to the hospital on Monday of this week for treatment.
She was one of twins born November 13, 1950 to Mr. and Mrs. Lindley.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Ochs Funeral Home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, March 31, with the Rev. Garrett Regan, minister of Spice Valley Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Old Union cemetery.
Surviving with the parents are the other twin Patrick, and a sister, Susie.
Submitted by, P Lindley

LINDLEY, Damon B. Progress ExaminerSeptember 15, 1945
Damon Lindley, an expert mechanic, was killed about noon Saturday, when a car under which he was working slipped off the jack, falling on him and pinning him under it. He was alone at the time of the accident, but it was thought death came instantly. The tragedy occurred at the Mrs. Gertrude Fancher home near Bromer.
He was born near Orleans, on Oct. 26, 1909, the son of Norman Lindley, and Mary Pickens Lindley, deceased. He attended the Orleans school and when quite young began working at his chosen vocation. After burial preparations were made at the Ochs Funeral Home, the body was removed to the residence of his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pickens, with whom he had made his home since the age of five years. Here it lay in state, and on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock short services were conducted, before the services arranged for at 2:30 at the Old Union Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Poindexter, officiating. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Survivors other than the father and maternal grandparents, are: one brother, Paul Lindley; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Lindley, of Paoli; the stepmother, three half-sisters, and six half-brothers, two of whom are in military service, Merrill in Belgium and Robert who recently returned from overseas insnow stationed at San Bernardino, Calif.
Submitted by, P Lindley

WEBB, Alvin Hovey, Progress Examiner July 1926
Alvin H. Webb, the son of Joseph B. and Luzena Webb, was born September 25, 1864. He was one of a family of nine children, and with his passing all are gone save one, George E. Webb.
His entire lifetime was spent in the immediate vicinity of the place of his birth. Here he grew to manhood, respected as a citizen, and worthy as a friend. On Dec. 17, 1893 he was united in marriage to Lizzie Brock, and from this union there are today left to mourn his departure the bereaved widow and nine children viz: Mrs. Norman Lindley, Mrs. Carl Chatham, and Charles Webb of Orleans. Mrs. Newton Hall and Mrs. Noble Bosley of Paoli; and Bertha, Harry, Dorothy, and Matthew, who remain at home with the bereaved companion and mother.
For the major portion of his life he has been a farmer, and lived in the Lost River (Union) community. While living here and under the pastorate of Reverend Minnie Thorne, he united with the United Brethren Church at Union in 1908. He there and then consecrated his further life to the work of his Master, and daily lived the life of a fearless Christain and a servant of Jesus Christ. And as long as health could permit; he was active in the Church and glad to have a home therein. For several years he has been in faining health, and a few years since he sold his farm and removed to Orleans, where death came on Sunday morning, July 4, 1926, at the age of 61 years, 9 months, and 9 days.
His was the simple home loving life and his cares were those on behalf of his family, his friends, and his neighbors. He labored for their successes as he did for his own; he sacrificed for the education of his children; and he ever avoided whatever might being other than perfect peace in his community. No current of selfishness ran through his great soul. He stood ready at all times to help his neighbors and his friends.
But it must needs be that this loving companion with whom he has labored and toiled for more than forty years, and who, has given in sweet return the best of the years of her life she, alone, must suffer most in the severance of these home ties. And to her, with these dear children, these many friends today pour out the sympathy of their bleeding hearts.
In conclusion, let us summarize the life of Alvin H. Webb with these lines. In WORDS he did not put his trust His Faith in Words he never writ; He loved to share his Cup and Crust with all MANKIND who needed it. In time of NEED a FRIEND was he. What was his CREED: He told not me!
Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday 2 p.m., at Old Union with Rev. C.H. Ivy and Rev. Minnie Thorne officiating.
Submitted by, P Lindley

LINDLEY, Lola, Progress Examiner
Mrs. Lola Lindley, 74, died Saturday night, January 18, 1969, at 10:05 p.m. in the Orange County Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years.
Mrs. Lindley was born near Orleans September 9, 1894, the daughter of Hovey and Elizabeth Brock Webb. She was married to Norman Lindley, July 2, 1916. To them were born nine children. She was also a kind and loving mother to her two step-children, and considered them her own.
Mrs. Lindley was a lifelong member of the Old Union United Methodist Church. She belonged to the Wesley-Union Home Demonstration Club and as long as she was able, was the song leader.
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Young, Bloomington, and Mrs. Helen Barnett, Bedford; six sons, Gene and Alvin, Mitchell; Marvin, Hazel Park, Michigan; Merrill, Robert and Norman Jr., Orleans; one step-son, Paul of Glendale, Calif., twenty-nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are: two brothers, Charles, Orleans, and Harry, Palo Alto, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Bosley and Mrs. Lula Hall, Paoli; Mrs. Bertha Judy, Salem; and Mrs. Dorothy Webb, Winchester. One daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Riggle and one step-son, Damon, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, January 21, at Old Union and were conducted by Rev. Eugene Rapson and Rev. Donald Boes. Internment was in the Old Union Cemetery.
Submitted by, P Lindley

WEBB, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brock, Progress Examiner, May 20, 1937
Mrs. A.H. Webb passed away at her home in the south part of Orleans on Sunday night (May 16, 1937), about eight o'clock, following an illness caused from heart disease and complications, which had kept her confined to her bed the greater part of the time since last August.
Mrs. Webb was born near Paoli in the Sandyhook neighborhood, but had spent the greater part of her life on a farm in the Old Union vicinity, south of Orleans. Several years ago the family moved into Orleans and it was here that Mr. Webb passed away eleven years ago. She was a member of the Old Union U. B. church in the vicinity where she made her home for so many years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Norman Lindley, Orleans; Mrs. Newton Hall and Mrs. Noble Bosley, of Paoli; Mrs. Paul Judy, of Salem, and Miss Dorothy Webb, of Indianapolis; two sons, Charles and Harry Webb, of Orleans; five brothers, George Brock of Alexandria, Alvis Brock of Mooresville, John Brock of South Bend, James Brock of Martinsville, and William Brock of Orleans; also one sister, Mrs. Emma Dalton, of Brooklyn, Ind., and seventeen grandchildren.
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Old Union, with Rev. McIver, of Grandview, Ind., former pastor at Old Union, in charge. Burial followed in the nearby cemetery.
Submitted by, P Lindley

BREEDEN, Eliza Jane
Submitted by,Jill Jones: "Mrs. Jane Breeden, 82, died early Thursday morning of last week (1951) at the Stancomb nursing home in Bedford where she had been a patient for several weeks. Mrs. Breeden had been an invalid for the past eight years following a fall in which her hip was broken. She had made her home in recent years with a son, Herman Breeden, in the Wakefield addition of Paoli. Born Eliza Jane Wood, she was a daughter of John and Rebecca Livengood Wood. Most of her life had been spent in Orange County. Her husband, Frank Breeden, passed away several years ago. Final rites were held Saturday afternoon in the parlor of Ellis funeral home. Burial was made in Community Cemetery. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charles Strother ad Mrs. Ralph Strother; five sons, Frank of Bloomington, John of Leavenworth, Kansas, and Jesse, Herman, and Thomas of Paoli; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death."

BREEDEN, Frank Pierce
Submitted by,Jill JonesFrank Pierce Breeden, 73, of 7225 W. Eller Road, died Tuesday (Oct. 1978) at Bloomington Hospital. Born Jan. 8, 1905 in Paoli, he was the son of Franklin P. and Eliza (Wood) Breeden. He was a retired electrician and lineman for Public Service Indiana. In 1962 he was a superintendent in Monrovia, Liberia. He was a member of the Friends Church in Paoli; Moose Lodge No. 1081; Eagles Lodge No. 741; and I.B.E.W. No. 1393. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve (Parr); one son, William Joe Breeden, Solsberry; two brothers, John D. Breeden of O'Fallon, Ill., and Herman F. Breeden of Bloomington; one half-brother, Jesse Lashbrook; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; one brother; and one grandson. Funeral services will be at 2pm Friday at the Allen Colonial Chapel with Robert Fenton officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

BREEDEN, Thomas N.
Submitted by,Jill Jones Thomas N. Breeden, 69 of Route 3, Paoli, died at 4am Sunday (9/3/1972) at the Orange County Hospital, where he was admitted a week ago. He was born in Orange County, March 9, 1903, the son of Frank and Eliza Wood Breeden and a life long resident of Orange County. He was an employee of Indiana Handle Company and was a member of Newberry Friends Church. Survivors include a son, Edwin Breeden, of Indianapolis; five daughters, Mrs. Harold Hawkins of Chesterton, Mrs. Louis Storck of Fort Pierce, Florida, Mrs. Vincent Brandlein of Indianapolis, Mrs. Ray Clements and Miss Susan Breeden both of Paoli; three brothers, Herman Breeden of Paoli, Frank of Bloomington and Johnny of Leavenworth, Kansas; and 19 grandchildren. The funeral was at the Ellis Funeral Home with burial at Community Cemetery.

Submitted by,Jill JonesFarley, Everett: "Everett Farley, 84, died Wednesday night (8/13/1969) at Washington County Hospital where he had been a patient for a week. A retired cabinetmaker, he had resided for 15 years with a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Crane near Campbellsburg. He was a native of Iowa, born June 24, 1885, a son of Michael and Rebecca Kemmel Farley. He had resided in Orange County since 1923 and was employed at Paoli Chair Co. for 33 years. Surviving with the daughter are a son, Clark Farley, and another daughter, Miss Edna Farley of Madison; five grandchildren; a brother Carlton H. Farley of Greely, Colo. and two sisters, Mrs. Eola Tingliff and Mrs. Inez Hodges of Clinton, Iowa. The body is at Ellis funeral home. Funeral arrangements are pending.

HACKNEY, Daniel Thomas
Submitted by,Jill JonesPaoli -- Daniel Thomas Hackney, 68, Paoli, died at 2:20am today (12/2/1998) at his residence. Born in Orleans, he was the son of John F. and Hazel (Kellams) Hackney. He married Claudetta Ferguson and she survives. He was a Navy veteran of 25 years, retiring in 1973 with the rank of lieutenant. His primary duty ships were submarines, both nuclear and diesel. He was qualified as a certified stainless welder; officer of the deck in port and underway; engineering duty officer in port and underway in submarines, submarine tenders and aircraft carriers. He attended numerous Navy schools, various shore duty stations, visited many countries and was interviewed and approved for nuclear submarine work by Admiral Hiram Rickover. He was a member of the Orange County Humane Society and was instrumental in the construction of the animal shelter. Also surviving with the wife are his mother, Hazel Hackney of Paoli; four brothers: Gene Hackney of Brownsburg, Ronals Hackney of Los Angeles Calif., John Riley Hackney of Charleston S.C., and Jerry Hackney of Seymour; and three sisters: Evelyn Faubion of Bedford, Charlotte Hawk of Orleans, and Karen Barrett of Palmdale Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, and one sister. Burial will be at a later date."

KELLAMS, Arthur Ott
Submitted by,Jill JonesArthur Ott Kellams passed away at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning (2/13/1967) in the Orange County Hospital where he had been a patient. He had been in ill health for the past four years. The deceased was born March 9, 1892 to Thomas and Amelia Tucker Kellams in Orange County. On Feb. 5, he was married to Mary Thomas, also of Orange County. He was a member of the Warren Brock American Legion Post, and the Veterans of World War I. Surviving are the wife; one son, Arnold of East Lansing, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Gerkin of Tipp City, Ohio; two brothers, Todd of Oakland Ill., and Clarence of California; and one half-brother, Norman, of Indianapolis; three half-sisters, Mrs. Albert Jones of Paoli, Mrs. Melvin Nice of Salem, and Mrs. John Hackney of Orleans; two grandchildren, Phillip Gerkin and Mrs. Martha Kester. One son, Arthur preceded him in death Oct. 2, 1960 and one sister Mrs. Cecil Toliver. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Ochs Funeral Home with Rev. C. Strothers of New Albany officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery."

KELLAMS, Claude Douglas
Submitted by,Jill JonesOakland, Ill. - Claude Douglas Kellams, 84, RR, Oakland, died Sunday (6/17/1974) at the Casey Nursing Home. He had been in ill health for the past three years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30pm at the Taber Funeral Home with Jim Coyle officiating. Burial will be held in Fairfield Cemetery north of Newman, where the Newman American Legion Post will conduct military graveside rites. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Kellams, a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Newman American Legion Post No. 201, was born May 1, 1890 in Orleans, Ind., the son of Thomas and Amanda Tucker Kellams. He was married to the former Irma Forren, Aug. 19, 1937 in Rockville, Ind., and she survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Burke, Bainbridge, Ind.; a step-son, Marshall Forren, Hutsonville; a brother. Clarence Kellams, Santa Cruz, Calif.; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Edith Nice, Salem, Ind., and Mrs. Hazel Hackney, Orleans, Ind.. There are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Kellams, a retired farmer, had lived in the Newman area for many years prior to moving to Oakland in 1949

KELLAMS, Mary Alice Thomas
Submitted by,Jill JonesMary Alice Kellams, 76, died about noon Friday (3/28/1975) at the Ingham County Medical Care Facility at East Lansing, Mich., where she had been a patient since last May. She was a resident of North Maple Street, Orleans, but had been residing with her son, Arnold T. Kellams, in East Lansing since September, 1973. She had been in failing health about two years. She had lived in Orange County most of her life and in or near Orleans since 1929. She was born June 4, 1896, in Orange County, the daughter of George W. and Margaret Dickey Thomas. She was married Feb. 5, 1917, in Hume, Ill., to Arthur Ott Kellams. He died in 1967. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and the Warren Brock Unit No. 69, American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are the son, Arnold T. Kellams of East Lansing; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Gerkin of Venice, Fla.; two grandchildren; three great-granddaughters. One son, Arthur O. Kellams, Jr., two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1:30pm Monday at the Ochs Funeral Home in Orleans with Rev. McDonald Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00pm Sunday."

Submitted by,Jill JonesLee C. Lashbrook, 56, truck driver for the Indiana State Highway Department, suffered a fatal heart attack at the Paoli garage Wednesday (November 1973) at 12:55pm. He was stricken while visiting with fellow workers during the noon hours. Artificial respiration was administered and he was placed under oxygen in Ellis ambulance and rushed to Orange County Hospital where he died 15 minutes later. He was a native of Orange County born Sept. 3, 1917, a son of Jesse Banks and Anise Miranda Gass Lashbrook. He was married in 1952 to Bessie Lugene Glass, who survives. Also surviving are his parents who reside near their son; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Lee Royer of French Lick; three sons, Dale Carlos Lashbrook of Joliet, Ill., Ralph Wayne Lashbrook of Indianapolis, and Freddy Harold Lashbrook, at home; a step-daughter, Mrs. Stella Louise Leonard of French Lick; two brothers, Roy Lashbrook of Michigan City and Lloyd Lashbrook of Salem; two sisters, Mrs. Della Elliot of Indianapolis and Mrs. Hazel Landreth; and 10 grandchildren. He was a member of North Street Church of Christ at Decatur, Ill. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00pm from Ellis funeral home

STROTHER, Ethel May Love Kellams
Submitted by,Jill JonesEthel May Love was born Oct. 22, 1887 into the home of Eliza Jane and George Love, near French Lick. At the tender age of one year, she was bereft of a father. On Sept. 2, 1911, she became the wife of Thomas Kellams. They established a home near French Lick. To this union four children were born - Mrs. Hazel Hackney of Orleans, Norman Kellams of Indianapolis, Mrs. Edith Nice of Salem and Mrs. Ruth Jones of Paoli. Her husband passed away July 8, 1920. She again was married to Ralph Strother July 5, 1922, since which she has resided in Paoli. To this union were born three, Mrs. Zelma Smith, Mrs. Janie Dilley, and William Strother, all of Paoli and vicinity. Besides the children she leaves her husband, 25 grandchildren and 26 great- grandchildren and three step-sons, Claude Kellams, Kansas, Ill.; Ott Kellams, Orleans, Ind.; and Clarence Kellams of California. Also one half sister and five half brothers. She was always an industrious worker, always interested in the welfare of her children and home, always ready to help anyone in sickness and in need. She was baptized at the Christian Church of French Lick. She passed away at the Orange County Hospital April 26th (1963) at the age of 75 years, six months, and four days

STROTHER, Nora Breeden
Submitted by,Jill JonesMrs. Nora B. Strother, 76, died Wednesday (7/29/1970) in a Greenfield hospital following a long illness of cancer. The body is being returned to Ellis funeral home where rites will be Saturday at 2:00pm conducted by Rev. Blaine Stands and Rev. Nyman Waynick. Burial will be in Community cemetery. She was born May 7, 1894, in Orange County, a daughter of Frank and Eliza Jane Breeden. She attended Indiana University and taught school in her early life. In 1912 she was married to Charles H. Strother, who preceded her in death in 1959. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Marshall and Clois Suddreth of Greenfield; a son, Farrell Strother; two grandchildren, Mrs. Annabelle Allen of Bloomington and Mrs. Rebecca Bernhard of Greenfield, reared in the Strother home. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren; five brothers, Frank Breeden of Bloomington, John Breeden of Leavenworth, Kansas, Thomas and Herman Breeden, and Jesse Lashbrooks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 1 at the Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home for Loma W. Andrew of French Lick. Mrs. Andrew, a patient at Medco Center, died at the Orange County Hospital early Sunday, October 30
She was born in Orange County on October 14, 1897 to Rev. Jacob H. and Lucy Enes Walls. She married Rev. Roy V. Andrew in 1916 and he preceded her in death in 1932. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Effie Fisher, Minnie Noblitt, Emma Walls and Daisy Traylor; a brother, Charles Walls; and a daughter, Jean Conley, who died March 20, 1994.
Mrs. Andrew was the author of a book "Down Memory Lane". She was a homemaker and a member and past president of the French Lick American Legion Auxiliary, past president and organizer of the Sulphur Creek Ladies Aid and past president and founder of the Pluto City Grandmothers Club, Orange County Fellowship of Church Women, Republican Women's Club and Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Andrew joined the United Brethren Church at age ten and began playing for church at the old United Brethren Church at the corner of Larry Bird Boulevard and College Street. She played for funerals in 68 different churches and was president of the Silver Moon Sunday School class foe 26 years.
Rev. Doug Finney officiated at the funeral and burial was in the Sulphur Creek Cemetery.
She is survived by two children, Mary Breeden of French Lick and Jesse Andrew of Greenwood; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Sulphur Creek Cemetery Fund.
Life Sketch of Loma Andrew
'Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me And may there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea.'
The one clear and last call came for Loma Andrew, , Sunday, October 30, 1994 at the age of 97 years and 16 days.
She was born to Rev. Jacob and Lucy Walls on October 14. 1897 near Sulphur Creek Church. She was brought up in a strictly religious home; she never knew anything else but to go to Sunday school and church every Sunday. In all her life, very few Sundays were missed. She was converted and joined the United Brethren Church at the age of ten. She began playing for church at the age of eleven in the old United Brethren Church which stood on the corner of Larry Bird Avenue and College Street. She played for many funerals far and near in some 68 different churches. She was president of the Silver Moon Sunday School class for 26 years.
In 1916 she was married to Rev. Roy V. Andrew, who preceded her in death in 1932. To this union was born three children-Jesse of Greenwood, Indiana; Mary Breeden of French Lick; and Jean Conley of Huntington, West Virginia, who passed away March 20, 1994. She was not only interested in church but also in world and civic affairs. She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, past president of Pluto City Grandmother's Club of which she started the club in her home in 1951. Also, past president of Sulphur Creek Ladies Aid which she organized in 1933. She was also a member of the Women's Republican Club. She loved to raise lovely flowers to take to church and sick people. Her grandfather, father and husband being ministers, she made many friends and was busy in the church work until her health failed.
She leaves Jesse and Mary, ten grandchildren, eleven great-grand-children and two great-granddaughters. Her four sister, Effie Fisher, Minnie Noblitt, Emma Walls, and Daisy Traylor and a brother, Charlie, all preceded her in death. She also leaves many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn her leaving us.
Over the balconies of heaven
We think you lean, mother dear
And will watch each passing moment
Of those you hold so dear.
We think you watch us daily
And guard us while we sleep
And we think you will ask your Savior
Your loved ones to faithfully keep.

BUSICK, Alice Jane Smith
Submitted by,Karla Selseth Obituary handwritten by Stella Irene Busick (daughter of Alice Jane Smith Busick and my grandmother)
Alice J. Busick, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith was born Mar 6, 1864, departed this life March 7, 1915 age 51 years 11 months and 21 days She was united in marriage to Henry S. Busick to which union was born six children of whom Rosa a little girl preceded her to the great beyond at the age of three years. Clarence, Roscoe Elsie, Opel, and Irene together with the husband, her aged father and two sisters are left to mourn her departure. About fifteen years ago she became a of the missionary Baptist Church. But later cast her lot with the Church of Christ. She has lived a consistent Christian life and was respected and loved by all who borned an acquaintance with her as was said of one of all. "She hath done what she could to lighten the burden of human sorrows, can be truly Said of her. She was a kind and faithful mother, always patient and forbearing and self sacrificing and sought to bring up her children in a nuttier and adman of the Lord. Her life was full of charity and loving kindness and thought she has quit the walks of this life she will still live in the minds and hearts of those that knew her. The funeral was held at Oak Grove Tuesday March 9th at 2 o'clock the services being conducted by Elder, Chas. A. Fancher.
I can not say and will not say that they are dead. They are Just away with a cherry smile and a wave. They have wondered into an unknown and left us dreaming here very fair. It needs must be since they linger and you, as you who the wildest yearn and the old time step and the glad Think of them baring on as dear retain. In the love of these as the love of... Think of there still as the same I say here. They are not dead, they are just away.
This obit was from a newspaper clipping
As the shadows of the night slowly gathering around Sunday evening, March 7, the Angel of Death entered the home of Henry Busick ad claimed for its victim the mother and Companion of that home, Mrs. Alice Busick, at the age of 51 years, 11 months and 20 days. By her going her friends have lost a kind and loving neighbor, the children a darling mother and the companion a very precious jewel. But our loss is Heaven's gain. She was a very active member in the church, having confessed Christ as her personal friend and savior at a very early age. Her life is one for example to those who are left as one who walked hand in hand with their Master, always trusting Him for all things. She was the mother of six children, one having gone on before while yet in infancy, but we realize she was waiting to welcome mother at the beautiful gate. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Tuesday, conducted by Rev. C. W. Fancher.
Clarence, Ross, Elsie ,Opal and Irene are left with their father to mourn her loss. She also leaves and aged father with a host of relatives and friends to walk in the paths of live a little while, until the summons shall call them home, where their shall be no more weeping nor farewell words are spoken.
Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Tuesday, conducted by Rev. C. W. Fancher.
There is a Reaper whose name is Death
And with his scycle keen
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath
And the flowers that grow between.
They shall all bloom in fields of light,
Transplanted by my care,
And Saints upon their garments while
These sacred blossoms wear
And the mother gave in teas and pain
The flowers she most did love.
She knew she should find them all again
In the fields of light above.
Oh not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The Reaper came that day:
'Twas an Angel visited the green earth
And too mother away.
O.F. P.

LINDLEY, Hannibal Banks
Submitted by,P Lindley
From Progress Examiner, Orleans, Indiana
Hannibal B. Lindley Dies Hannibal Banks Lindley, 86, retired farmer, died Monday, November 1st, at 2:15 a.m. at his home in Paoli. He was born August 22, 1862, to James and Marietta Kirby Lindley, in the vicinity of Old Union, where he lived until moving to Paoli a few years ago. He was married March 1, 1886, to Lillie M. Martin. They were the parents of three children, Norman Lindley, Orleans, Mrs. Myrtle Edwards, deceased, and Mrs. Dana Lindley, Paoli, with whom they made their home. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. Robert Poindexter, at Old Union United Brethern church, where he was a member. Burial was in the Old Union cemetery. Surviving are the widow, son and daughter, previously mentioned, twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Braxton, Indianapolis, and Mrs. June Brady, Louisville, Ky.

RIGGS, Everett Stephens
Submitted by,
Lynne ACRES Nelson
Terre Haute Tribune Star, Thursday, May 7, 1964, page 10
EVERETT STEPHENS RIGGS, 60 died at 1:10 Wednesday P.M. at the Orange County Hospital, Paoli, Indiana. EVERETT was born to the late HARVEY and KIZZIE STEPHENS RIGGS in Clay Co., IN. Surviving are one son, REX RIGGS, Columbus, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. HELEN MARIE ACRES of Paoli, Indiana; one brother, CARL RIGGS, Terre Haute;, one sister, Mrs. NELL POLLOM San Diego, CA , and 4 grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 P.M. Friday at the Thomas Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute. Friends may call after 7 P.M. Thursday.

ACRES, Helen Marie
Submitted by,
Lynne ACRES Nelson
Obits, Mon, Aug 21, 2000, , Helen M. Acres- BEDFORD TIMES MAIL
PAOLI -- HELEN MARIE ACRES, 78, Paoli, died at 7:40 A.M. Monday in Paoli. Born in Terre Haute, IN, she was the daughter of EVERETT STEPHENS and FLOSSIE (BUTTS) RIGGS. She was formerly married to JAMES JOSEPH ACRES, and he preceded her in death. She was a photographer's assistant, a secretary for Bledsoe Coal Co., Terre Haute and nine years at Paoli Jr-Sr. High School in the Interest Center, and former writer for the Paoli Republican. Surviving are one son, MARK DOUGLAS ACRES of Bloomington; one daughter, LYNNE ELLEN ACRES NELSON of West Baden Springs; nine grandchildren: DARA CROWDER, AMY DAUGHERTY, SARA ACRES, JORDAN ACRES, HEATHER TUCKER, JACOB NELSON, DRYDEN NELSON, and SAWYER NELSON; and five great-grandchildren: DEVON, DANYELLE, SOPHIE, CASSIE, and SEAN. She was preceded in death by her parents, EVERETT and FLOSSIE BUTTS RIGGS and two brothers: REX and EVERETT BILL RIGGS. Grave side services will be at 1 P.M. Thursday at Paoli Community Cemetery with the Rev. Douglas Finney officiating. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at Kemple-Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home, Paoli.

ACRES, James Joseph
Submitted by,
Lynne ACRES Nelson
JAMES JOSEPH ACRES, age 61, died at the Orange County Hospital Saturday, September 13, 1986, after an illness. JAMES "JIM" ACRES had resided in Paoli since 1964, working as the area Conservationist for Southern Indiana. He worked for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for over 36 years, with outstanding achievement in his work. He also taught Ag in Brazil, IN for one year. He was a graduate of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in Agriculture.
Mr. Acres was a veteran of WW II, a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force,a member of the Paoli Christian Church, Paoli Kiwanis Club, and a mason.
JIM was Born August 26, 1924 in Scott Co, TN to the late JOSEPH AND SARAH ELLEN WILHITE ACRES. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, AUDIE ACRES of Cincinnati, OH; ARZO ACRES of Oneida, TN; and CLEO ACRES, Oneida, TN: and two sisters, OPHIA ACRES REED and DEREDA ACRES DAUGHERTY of Oneida,TN.
Surviving are a son: MARK DOUGLAS ACRES and wife JAMIE BROWN of Delevan, Wisconsin, a daughter: LYNNE ELLEN ACRES of Paoli: 4 Grandchildren, DARA, AMY, SARA AND JORDAN ACRES; a brother and a sister: PAUL ACRES of Oneida, TN, and LENA ACRES REED and husband HOLLIS REED of Sunbright,TN, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at the Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home Monday night from 5-9. Services for JAMES JOSEPH ACRES will be Tuesday, September 16 atr 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Paoli Community Cemetery.

LANE, Calvin Thomas
Submitted by,Robert Lane
Paoli Republican on March 7, 1961
Final rites are being conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Valeene Christian church for Calvin Thomas Lane. Mr. Lane, 83, died Saturday night at his home on Route 1, Paoli, following an illness of eight years. Services are being conducted by Rev. Elmer Swain and Rev. Donald Wright. Burial in the Valeene Cemetery is by Swarens Funeral Home of Marengo. Mr. Lane, a retired farmer, was a native of Orange County. He was a member of the Valeene Church where service are being conducted. He was a son of Jordon and Elizabeth Walls Lane. Surviving with his wife, Mrs. Pearl Flick Lane is a daughter, Mrs. Frank Stewart, and a son Carol Lane, both of Route 1, Paoli; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Martin of Indianapolis; one half-sister, Mrs. Alice Forbes of Southgate, Calif.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Lucy Denton, died in 1958.

Submitted by,Lynne Nelson
{The Paoli News Republican, May 12, 1970}
EMMETT LEROY "JOE" DILLARD, 73, died Sunday afternoon at Orange County Hospital. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from Stampers Creek Baptist Church, conducted by Reverend Howard Wilson. Burial by Ellis funeral directors will be in the church cemetery.
MR. DILLARD was a familiar figure in the Paoli area with his team, doing garden plowing and mowing.
Surviving are his wife, MRS. JUNE DILLARD; five daughters, MRS. HELEN GALLAHAN of Hardinsburg, MRS. BONNIE DAVERNE of Louisville, MRS. VIVIAN BAER of West Baden, MRS. BETTY TUELL and MRS. CLETA NELSON; a son, BOB DILLARD, of Indianapolis; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two brothers, DICK of Orleans and RAYMOND DILLARD of Paoli.
He was a native of Orange Co, born Dec 22, 1896, a son of SAMUEL and JULIA DOTTS DILLARD.

Submitted by,Lynne Nelson
The Paoli Republican, September 28, 1984)
JUNE AUDRA DILLARD, 84, Paoli, died Wednesday evening at Orange County Hospital. funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home with Rev. Powell Forbes officiating. Burial is in Stampers Creek Cemetery.
She was born July 10, 1900 in Orange County, a daughter of ONA and ETHEL IDA RUTHERFORD DEMPSTER. She married ROY J. DILLARD April 29, 1921 and he died May 11, 1970.
She was a member of Stampers Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, BOBBY DILLARD, Paoli; five daughters, BETTY TUELL, VIVIAN BAER, CLETA NELSON, all of Paoli, HELEN GALLAHAN, Hardinsburg, BONNIE DAVERN, Louisville, KY; 20 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren.
Stampers Creek- Funeral services were held Tuesday for MRS. JULIA DILLARD, who died Sunday evening. Rites were charge of Elder William C. Hancock. Burial was in Stampers Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. DILLARD was born October 1, 1864, a daughter of PHILLIP and JANE DOTTS. In October 1887, she married SAMUEL DILLARD and to them were born eight children, all of whom survive. MR. DILLARD'S death occurred in May 1937.
Surviving are the eight sons, HARRY, BERT, EVERETT, ROY, RAYMOND, ROY, WILLIAM, ELLIS, and CECIL DILLARD. There are 24 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Submitted by,Lynne Nelson
(Paoli News, Thurs. May 27, 1937, p 1)
Valeene-JOHN FREE, aged 58, died in a hospital at Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, March 17, of Heart Disease, according to word received by his sister, MRS. J.O. STALCUP of Valeene.
MR. FREE, the son of the late MR. and MRS. LEANDER FREE, was reared in this vicinity and has many friends who are grieved to hear of his passing. He is survived by his wife, MRS. ADA FREE, a son and a daughter, and one step son, one brother, GEORGE FREE, Council Bluffs, Iowa, two sisters, MRS. WALTER HARRISON, Shelbyville, and MRS. J.O. STALCUP, Valeene.
The body was returned to Rexburg, Idaho, where he had made his home for may years, where funeral services were conducted with burial there.
(The Paoli News Republican, July 4, 1984)
Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Wednesday at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home for LEE EDWARD "TOMMY" DILLARD, 61, Paoli, who passed away Sunday at his home. Rev. POWELL FORBES is officiating at rites and burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery. He was born Dec 24, 1922, a son of HARRY and HATTIE FANCHER DILLARD. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and worked as an automobile mechanic.
Survivors include two daughters, MRS. BARBARA LAWSON and MISS BRENDA DILLARD, both of Indianapolis; a brother, BANKS DILLARD, Paoli; a Sister, MRS. EDITH EDWARDS, West Baden, three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation at the funeral hoe is after 5 p.m. Tuesday

DILLARD, Julia">Contributed today by, Lynne Nelson
The Paoli Republican, Thursday, June 9, 1948, p 1

Stampers Creek- Funeral services were held Tuesday for MRS. JULIA DILLARD, who died Sunday evening. Rites were charge of Elder William C. Hancock. Burial was in Stampers Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. DILLARD was born October 1, 1864, a daughter of PHILLIP and JANE DOTTS. In October 1887, she married SAMUEL DILLARD and to them were born eight children, all of whom survive. MR. DILLARD'S death occurred in May 1937.
Surviving are the eight sons, HARRY, BERT, EVERETT, ROY, RAYMOND, ROY, WILLIAM, ELLIS, and CECIL DILLARD. There are 24 grandchildren adn 23 great grandchildren.

DILLARD, Tommy">Contributed today by, Lynne Nelson
Paoli News Republican, July 4, 1984

Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. Wednesday at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home for LEE EDWARD "TOMMY" DILLARD, 61, Paoli, who passed away Sunday at his home. Rev. POWELL FORBES is officiating at rites and burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.
He was born Dec 24, 1922, a son of HARRY and HATTIE FANCHER DILLARD. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and worked as an automobile mechanic.
Survivors include two daughters, MRS. BARBARA LAWSON and MISS BRENDA DILLARD, both of Indianapolis; a brother, BANKS DILLARD, Paoli; a Sister, MRS. EDITH EDWARDS, West Baden, three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the funeral home is after 5 p.m. Tuesday

Contributed today by, Lynne Nelson
Bedford Times Mail

FRENCH LICK -- KENNETH WORTINGER, 74, French Lick, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Medco Health and Rehab Center, French Lick.
Born in French Lick, he was the son of AMOS and ERMEL (Buffington) WORTINGER. He married HELEN DILLARD on Jan. 27, 1951 and she preceded him in death.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired from the Naval Warfare Surface Center - Crane. He was a member of the Paoli Christian Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, with Rev. Patrick Fahey officiating. Burial will be in the Stampers Creek Cemetery, Paoli.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

LANE, Lansford
Contributed today by, Robert Lane
Bedford Times Mail

Terre Haute, IN, Gazette, February 20, 1903Lansford Lane, 55 years of age, died at 1:45 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his residence, 23rd and Poplar streets, of Bright's disease. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, four daughters and four sons. Mr. Lane, who at one time operated a livery stable in Terre Haute, was a member of the I.O.O.F. He was prominent in politics and was at one time a candidate for nomination before the Democratic convention for the office of sheriff. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant cemetery.