Source: Waveland Independent, Jan 12, 1923
George W. Lucas, who has been suffering for over a year with cancer of the mouth, died at 12:45, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services at the home on Monday evening were conducted by Rev. Alonzo Slaughter, of West Baden, assisted by Rev. GT Boyer. On Tuesday the body was taken to Indianaola, Ill. for burial. George W. Lucas was born to E P and Susan Lucas, at Harrodsburg Ky, Oct 3, 1859 and departed this life Dec. 31. He was married to Lizzie Wilson March 12, 1889. To this union were born five children of whom four, with the wife survive. They are Hazlett of indianapolis, Mary Busenbark and Paul of Waveland and Edith Demaree of Crawfordsville. He also leaves three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister and a host of friends to mourn his departure. He united with the Baptist Church when 12 years of age and a faithful and devoted Christian until his death. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen. it is the testimony of his wife and children that he was a faithful, loyal husband and a loving father-faithful, loyal and true to all his obligations to his family. Mr. Lucas came to Waveland more than 20 years ago to take charge for a store for the late William Cuppy. He returned to Illinois, but again came back and conducted the same store for Hazlett Lucas. His health failing he farmed a year or two and then returned to business on his own account, continuing until compelled to desist about three months since. Mr. Lucas was a man of strict integrity and had the respect of the community. Those present from a distance at the funeral were Charles and Lester Wilson of Hume, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houghton of Georgetown, GT Baum of Indianaola, Ill, and Cecil Jones and family of Indianapolis.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Monday, 1-1-1923
George W. Lucas, well known locally died at his home at 12:40 o'clock Sunday noon of cancer of the throat following an illness which had forced him to be confined to his bed for five months. He was the proprietor of the general store here and was widely known throughout this locality. He had been a residen tof Waveland for 24 yers. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Lucas and two daughters, Mrs. Carl Busenbark of Waveland and Mrs. Carl Demaree of Crawfordsville and two sons, Hazlett of Indianapolis and Paul; two brothers, Charles of Covington and James of Sherman, Texas and a sister, Mrs. Malvina Moore of Sidell, Ill. Rev. Alonzo Slaughter of W. Baden will preach the funeral sermon and interment will be at Indianola. It is probably the services will be held Tuesday.