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STARNES, Lewis Emory

Source: Crawfordsville Journal Fri, Jan 25, 1924 p 5

Lewis Starnes of Hillsboro is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Charles R. Trowbridge, 109 Wallace Avenue for a few days. Mr. Starnes is president of the Hillsboro Telephone Company which he represented at the telephone convention the first of the week. Mr. Starnes' exchange has the unique distinction of maintaining the lowest rate of any telephone company in this part of the state one dollar being the charge per month for both business and residence service on which good dividends have been paid. The exchange has been in operation for many years and is considered a model in present day equipment.

Source: Hillsboro Times __ Feb 1974

Lewis E. Starnes 93 year old retired rural mail carrier and a life resident of the Hillsboro community, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday May 12 1967 in the Rudisill Nursing Home in Covington. He had been ill three months. Mr. Starnes was born in Hillsboro Jan 29 1874, the son of Charles and Mary Edwards Starnes. He was married in Covington on March 13 1895 to Mary Tanner who preceded him in death Jan 20 1961. He was a member of the Hillsboro Christian Church, a 58 year member of Masonic Lodge 385 F & AM, 50 year member of the IOOF Lodge, the Modern Woodmen's Lodge and the Wallace Low 12 Club., Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Crumley Williams Funeral Home in Hillsboro. The Rev. Charles Marshall officiated and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Masonic rites were conducted at the funeral home Saturday evening..

- this was from Betty Dotson -- rarely use Betty's and she mine but I had already made this page for the above and didn't realize it wasn't an obit :) So, here's one via Betty D
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