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Al Davis Never Regained Consciousness After Hay Loft Tumble - Without having regained consciousness, Al Davis, the aged man who fell from a hay loft at the Lanum barn Wednesday night, died at the Bloomington Hospital at seven o'clock last evening. The fall produced concussion of the brain.  Davis was born in South Carolina in 1858 and came to Indiana during the Civil War. For many years he followed farming. His wife died September 22, 1909. The deceased is survived by two brothers, William and Zib, and a sister Mrs. Stout, in Indianapolis.  Funeral at Bethel Church tomorrow at ten o'clock in charge of the Rev. T. R. White. - Bloomington Evening World, 23 Jul 1910

Ira S Davis, age 83  Born in Monroe Co., IN  Died August 30, 1956 in Bloomington, IN  He was a resident of Unionville, IN  The last surviving member of his family.  Survived by wife, Theodocia and a number of nieces & nephews.  Services at Old Unionville Church of Christ with Lon McClary officiating. Burial in Unionville Baptist cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN -Friday August 31, 1956 – shared by Judy Jefferson


WIDOW DIES AT ARLINGTON - Illness of Several Months Fatal to Lucinda Dearmin (last name spelled different in a couple of places)  Mrs. Lucinda Dearman, age 77, dies at 2:15 p. m. Monday at her home east of Arlington. She had been ill several months with carcinoma. She is the widow of Monroe Dearmin, who died in 1925.  The survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clara Akers, three sons, Lawson, Orin and John, and one brother. William Chambers all of Monroe County.  The funeral rites will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the residence, one mile east of the Arlington school. The Rev. A. W. Harvey will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in the Clear Creek cemetery. The deceased has been taken from Allen Funeral Home and will lie in state at the residence until the hour of the rites.  Pallbearers will be Lawson, Orin, John, Shelby and Marion Dearmin and Claude Akers. the sons. son-in-law and grandson of the deceased. Flower bearers will be Mrs. Steve Elliott, Mrs. Chester Mullis, Mrs. John Spell and Mrs. Ivan Tincher.- Bloomington Telephone Bloomington, IN Tuesday August 23, 1938 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Anna Etta DeBois - Born February 5, 1882 in Bardstown, KY  Died December 25, 1946 in Monroe Co., IN  - Parents were William and Laura Yeager Lilly.  Survived by husband, Arthur D DuBois; daughters, Mrs. Jesse Harlow, Mrs. John Segovia and Mrs. Mary Etta Baugh; sons Arthur Jr. and Clement DuBois and brothers, Newton and Gus Lilly.  Services at Hindustan Christian Church with burial in Hindustan Cemetery. - The World Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday, December 26, 1946 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Mrs. Laura I Deckard - Age 81 - Died March 9, 1973 in Monroe Co., IN  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Pearl Chambers; son, Ralph V Deckard; brothers, Floyd, Leonard and Clarence Sipes and a sister, Mrs. Lola Deckerd.  Services at the Handy Pentecostal Church with burial in Clear Creek Cemetery. - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Saturday, March 10, 1973 

Marshall Deckard - Age 70 - Died August 5, 1963 in Bloomington, IN  Survived by wife, Iris; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Smith; brothers, Otto, Herbert, Ora and Curtis and sisters, Mrs. Alice Southern and Mrs. Goldie Eads.  Services at Mt. Ebal Church with burial in church cemetery.  (in the obit on the above date his brothers were noted as his sons, correction was in the August 7th paper) - Daily Herald-Telephone, Bloomington, IN- Monday, August 5, 1963


Mrs. Elizabeth Denney, 82 of Paragon, died Wednesday in her home. She was the wife of Howard Denney. She was a native of Monroe County, the daughter of Dallas and Margaret (Gillaspy) McCoy. Besides the husband, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edith Ladyman, Paragon, and Mrs. Jacob Voelker, Indianapolis, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Paragon Christian church with burial in the IOOF cemetery at Paragon. The body will remain at the Cure and Hensley Funeral home at Martinsville until two hours before the service, when it will be taken to the church. Friends may call anytime except between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. on Friday. – The Bloomington Herald Times 09 Jun 1955


Grover, two days old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Deupree, South Washington Street, died at 3 o’clock this morning of inanition.  Funeral tomorrow at 9 o’clock and interment at Clear Creek.  – Bloomington Evening World, 06 Mar 1919


Robert Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Devore, was born Thursday, died Sunday. Burial at Presbyterian cemetery. – Bloomington Evening World Mon 22 Mar 1915


Eulalia B Dice - Born May 3, 1904 in Clinton Co., IN - Died June 24, 1998 in Monroe Co., IN - Parents were Byron B and Edith Adelaide (Hamm) Thorpe.  Survived by daughter, Mary Pittman.  Preceded in death by husband, George Dice.  Graveside services at Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo, IN - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, Friday, June 26, 1998 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Herbert Dick - Born December 22, 1915 in Pulaski Co., Kentucky- Died November 25, 1999 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Edgar and Florence (Randolph) Dick.  Survived by son, Max and sister, Gladys Hawkins.  Preceded in death by wife, Margaret in 1995, daughter, Olena Ruth Corbin, sister, Bea Gasaway and brothers, Roy, Ross, Ray and Ed.  Graveside services at Clear Creek Cemetery. - The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN - Saturday, November 27, 1999

Ray Dick  - Born September 3, 1910 in Pulaski Co., KY  - Died August 16, 1988 in Sanders, IN  Parents were Edgar and Florence (Randolph) Dick.  Survived by daughter, Mary Alice Kent; brothers, Roscoe, Roy and Herbert Dick and sisters, Beatrice Gasaway and Gladys Hawkins.  Preceded in death by wife, Buryl (Todd) Dick and brother Edwin Dick.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens - The Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Thursday, August 18, 1988 – shared by Judy Jefferson


James F Dixson - Born June 16, 1913 in Grove City, PA - Died June 30, 1993 in Bloomington, IN - Parents were John Albert and Tillie (Graham) Dixson.  Survived by wife Ruth M. (Young) Dixson; son, Leonard A. and daughters, Lena Dixson and Karen Hicks.  Preceded in death by a sister, Esther Davis.  Services at Day Mortuary with burial in Covenanter Cemetery. – Herald-Times, 01 July 1993 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Warren Drake - Born November 14, 1920 in Newark, IN - Died May 27, 1984 in Monroe Co., IN  Parents were Jesse and Mabel (Arthur) Drake.  Survived by daughter, Mary Alice Hickman; son, Austin Johnson; sisters, Artie Groomer, Mary Bastin and Grace Yates; brothers Charles, Robert and Joe.  Services at Greene and Harrell Mortuary with burial in Valhalla Memory Gardens - The Herald Telephone, Bloomington, IN, Tuesday, May 29, 1984 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Bernice E Dunn - Born June 23, 1902 in Fort Wayne, IN  Died October 8, 1995 in Bloomington, IN  Parents were Sherman and Elizabeth (Meiser) Tuttle.  Survived by daughter, Gloria Westfall.  Preceded in death by husband, Lester S Dunn; brother, Lawrence Tuttle and two sisters, Lois Etzold and Esther Schultz.  Memorial services at a later date. - The Herald-Times - Tuesday October 10, 1995  – shared by Judy Jefferson


10-YEAR OLD DIES OF MEASLES  Another death was added to the long list of measles victims when Charles Mitchell Dutton, age 10, died Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the parent’s home, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dutton, near Maple Grove. The youngster was sick fifteen weeks, and his illness was a long drawn out battle with death. He is survived by the father and mother, one brother and on sister. The father is a well known farmer. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Maple Grove and the burial was in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. E. M. Linton had charge of the funeral services. - Bloomington Telephone, Bloomington, IN - Monday May 17, 1926 – shared by Judy Jefferson


Edward Dye  Age 48  Died August 29, 1956 in Chicago, IL  He was a native of Monroe Co., IN and a graduate of Purdue and Owensburg high school.  Survived by wife, Audrey; sons, Robert & Jack Dye; daughter, Nina Lou Dye; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Dye and Mrs. Lou Carmichael.  Services at Greene & Harrell Home. - Daily Herald-Telephone Bloomington, IN - Thursday August 30, 1956 – shared by Judy Jefferson