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Cope - Dewey


Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review, January 26, 1973

Dewey Cope, 72, 617 E. Elmore St., died Thursday afternoon following an extended illness. He built and operated the first soft ice cream stand in Crawfordsville. It was known as the Frozen Custard and was located where the Dairy Queen is now. He also operated a school bus for several years. Mr. Cope was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was born March 13, 1900, at Somerset, Ky., a son of John and Mary Isabelle Cope. He was married to Lora D. Paschal Jan. 10, 1923, in Crawfordsville. Mr. Cope had been a resident of Montgomery County for the past 53 years. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nettie. Survivors include the widow; two brothers, T. J. Cope of Fincastle and Clarence of Phoenix, Ariz.; a niece, and four nephews. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Burkhart Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Hubble officiating Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. - jlr
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