Orange County


Lane, Hilma Murphy
Courtesy of Rob Lane
Bloomington Herald-Times, Thursday, September 6, 2001
Thursday, September 6, 2001
July 10, 1924 - Sept. 4, 2001
Paoli - Hilma (Abell) Murphy-Lane, 77, of Paoli, died Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County in Paoli.
She had worked at Orange County Bank, in Paoli.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Lane; one daughter, Reita Nicholson of Paoli; two sons, Jeffrey Lane of French Lick and Bob Lane Jr. of New Albany; three brothers, Harold Abell of Paoli, Garold Abell and George Abell, both of Indianapolis; and one sister, Geneva Speedy of Indianapolis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will be at Paoli Community Cemetery.
Friends may call 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Parks, Martha
Courtesy of Linda Lockhart

Davenport Times-Tribune
Davenport, Lincoln County, Washington
January 10, 1908
Martha Parks
Martha J. Agan was born in Indiana on October 1, 1834, and died at Davenport on January 5, 1908, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 4 days. When quite a young girl she moved with her parents to Iowa where she met and was married to Oliver B. Parks on December 4, 1859. In 1875 they moved to Santa Rosa, California where they lived until 1881 when they came among the pioneers to the State of Washington. To Mr. and Mrs. Parks were born three children, Mrs. Florence Estep of Davenport, John Parks of Mill Canyon, and one daughter, Letitia Johnson who for some years preceded the mother in death. About seven years ago Mr. Parks finished his work and laid aside the toils of life since which time Mrs. Parks have lived mostly alone but for the last two months she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Estep. The services were were held at the ME Church in this city Tuesday. Interment being made in Mountain View Cemetery.

Condra, Benjamin Ellsworth
Courtesy of CPO Jerry C. Condra, USN Ret

January 17th 1989 Paoli,Indiana
Funeral Services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home for Benjamin Ellsworth Condra "Ben" 88,Paoli R2 who died at 4 P.M. at Medco Center,Bros.Larry Richardson and Terry Kemp will officiate with burial in Paoli Community Cemetery. He was born July 17,1900 in Orange County to John William and Oma Myttle Noblitt Condra. He first married Helen L. Vance July 6, 1922 and she died May 7,1941. On April 27,1943 he married Ada M. Smith and she died December,1972.He married Frances Williams on January 3,1975 and she survives. He was a member of Syria Christian Church,Paoli Masonic Lodge 119,F&AM, Orange County Farm Bureau and was a retired Orange County farmer.Surviving with the wife are four sons,Billy G. Condra of El Cajon,Calif. Jerry Condra of San Diego,Calif., Donald  Condra of Troy,O. and Thomas Condra of Terre Haute; one daughter Mildred Smith of San Diego,Calif.;one brother,George Condra of Paoli: four sisters, May Young of Paoli,Emma Childers and Olin Barnett,both of Campbellsburg and Mary Chopp of Detroit,Mich; 14 grandchildren;and seven great grandchildren.Visitations will be after 4 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral Home.

Condra, Helen Lorene Vance
Courtesy of CPO Jerry C. Condra, USN Ret

Paoli, Indiana May 7,1941
Helen Lorene Vance Condra
  "Helen Lorene,youngest daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth Vance,was born May 14,1901 near Valeene,Indiana and departed this life May 7,1941,at St. Edwards Hospital,New Albany,Indiana,at the age of 39 years,11 months,and 23 days. All of her life was spent in this community.She united with the United Brethen Church at Harned Chapel when a girl and has always lived a Christian life. She was married to Ben Condra July 7,1922. To this union were born 6 children: Robert,Mildred,Billy,Donny,Tommy,and Jerry. Besides her husband and children,she leaves to mourn her loss 2 brothers,Ed Vance of Valeene and Clarence Vance of Indianapolis,also 2 sisters Mrs. Perry Moon of Valeene and Mrs. George Condra of Paoli,Route 1. She also leaves a dear father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.William Condra,who loved her as a daughter. She leaves also a host of nieces and nephews,and friends who will all sadly miss her.Helen was a loving mother,devoted wife,faithful sister,and a friend to everyone.She took great interest in her home,caring for her children and husband and beaming with smiles for all.

Clay, Henry – Progress – Examiner, February 25, 1909
Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler 

Henry Clay, a highly respected colored man of Northwest township, died last Saturday and was buried Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at Bonds Chapel.

McCoy, Delos – Obituary, Progress – Examiner, February 25, 1909
Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler

 Delos McCoy, son of Harry and Rebecca McCoy, was born in Orange County near Paoli, July 2, 1875, and departed this life Feb. 18, 1909, aged 33 years, 7 months, and 16 days.  On Sept. 16, 1902 he was married to Adah Brown, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown, who reside near Livonia.  Most of his life was spent in the community near where he was born, excepting the year 1906 he and his beloved wife were in California.  For the past two years he had been a resident of Orleans, where he was engaged in the livery business.  Though not a member of any church he was a firm believer in God, as he had always been reared in a Christain home.  He was educated in the common schools of our county together with four terms work in the Orleans High School.  Delos had always been a person to look on the bright side of life.  Only a short month ago he was deprived of his beloved wife.  Her tragical death so prayed upon his mind as to unset reason.  All that parents and home friends could do were done to restore reason and health, but in vain.  He cherished life’s highest ambitions while the bright vistas lay open before him, but the sunlight of life, which shone about him, went out with Adah’s death and he sank amid his ruined hopes.

An aged father and mother, two sisters and four brothers mourn over a bright and promising life.  The community feels his loss deeply and scores of relatives and friends sorrow over his untimely death.  Yet God never does or suffers to do anything which we ourselves would not do, could we see as He sees, or know as He knows.  He has tenderly said, “I will not leave the, I will comfort the.”  In His own good time He will tell us why and give our loved ones back again.

Wood, Mrs. Carrie Vinson – Death Notice – Progress Examiner – February 25, 1909

Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler 

          Mrs. Carrie Vinson Wood, died at her home in Monett, Mo., Feb. 19.  She was buried at Webb City, Mo; on last Sunday.  She was a graduate of the school at Champaign, Ill., and was a lady of much talent.  She was a granddaughter of Henry and Martha Denn, now deceased, well known to many of the older citizens of Orange county.

Miller, Mrs. Nancy – Death Notice – Progress Examiner February 25, 1909
Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler 

            A beautiful life has gone.  Mrs. Nancy Miller died at her home, February 18.  The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at the U. B. church, Rev. N. P. Frane, officiating.

Braxtan, Earl Lindley - Obituary - Progress Examiner November 11, 1909

Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler

        Earl Lindley Braxtan, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Braxtan, was born Mar. 10, 1909 and died Oct. 30, 1909, aged 7 mos. and 20 days.

        When God gave the little life into the care of fond parents all was gladness but when in his infinite wisdom he saw fit to remove the little one from this world and all its sins and sorrows, all was sadness.  A mother, father, a little brother and sister were left to mourn for their baby and many loved ones will miss the sweet little face but we mourn not as those who have ho hope for we know Christ said: “Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven”.  The little life was short, but he will never know a care or heartache; never enter paths of sin as might have been had he grown to manhood.  He was tenderly cared for and loved by all but he seemed too frail for earth’s rough shores, so God took him to the Heavenly shore to be cared for by that tender Sheperd who holdeth the lambs in his bosom.  Just a little, tender bud has been transplanted from earth to God’s garden, there to bloom forever in all its purity.  We miss the dear babe yet we would not call him back but will live to meet him.  Life seems so sad without him yet we were glad to know that thou art with him in that home where no sorrow but only joy can come.  O Savior, we leave our babe in they tender care forever knowing Thou doest all things well.

                                                FRIEND OF THE FAMILY    

          Funeral Services were conducted at Old Union Church, Sunday, Nov. 1 and the remains were laid to rest in that cemetery.  It is reported it was one of the largest funerals ever held in that vicinity.  The parents have the sympathy of the entire community. 


Lindley, James E. Obituary Orleans Progress August 20, 1914

Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler

 In Memory of James E. Lindley

 Another well-known and highly respected old Lost river land-mark was removed last Saturday morning at 5 o'clock, Aug. 15, 1914, when James E. Lindley died, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Braxton, three miles southwest of Orleans, at the age of eighty years, two months and sixteen days. 

He was the youngest of the ten children of Owen and Mary Lindley, all of whom are now in eternity, except one brother and one sister.  He was Married to Mary Etta Kirby on Jan. 26, 1860, and to them ten children were born, five of whom died in early life, leaving three sons - B. Hamilton ( this should have read B. Hannibal - per Paula  It's Hannibal in his bio and other places.), William J. and M. J. Lindley and two daughters - Mrs. Dr. J. A. Brady and Mrs. Albert L. Braxton - to mourn the loss of a most indulgent father.  There are also eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren left in the train to follow in the foot-steps, if they will, of the dear, old grandfather.  Besides all these, there are numerous other relatives and friends left behind to remember and admire the plain, unpretentious, orderly life of a good man who had held membership in the Friends church from his infancy.  Coming from good, old, honest, North Carolina Quaker stock, it was an easy matter, possibly, for him to avoid the use of tobacco, intoxicating liquors and profane language, which he did, most scrupulously, all his life. 

Mrs. Lindley, the wife, died eleven years ago.  The deceased had lived all his life on the farm near the home where he was born, and this gave him apt opportunity to see all the changes that have taken place in the community for three quarters of a century.  He knew much about the many comforts and conveniences that science and hard work have added to farm life, the better educational facilities, the improvement of farm machinery, live stock and the soil.  The great change, for the better in our public highways.  Mr. Lindley was an eye-witness to the introduction of all these improvements and advantages and many others, which have added so much to the happiness and prosperity to the present generation.  Now, may he dwell forever in the presence of his Master, whom he served faithfully to the end. 

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Union Chapel, in the presence of a very large gathering of friends, conducted by Rev. H. E. Sherill, of Cloverdale, assisted by Rev. Wm. Hobson.  His three sons, son-in-law and two grandsons acted as pall bearers.  Peace to the ashes of another old friend.  Jeruel Leonard

Lindley, Mary E. Kearby   Obituary  Progress Examiner  August 1903 (she died August 13, 1903)  Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler 

Mrs. James E. Lindley died last Thursday evening about 6 o'clock, after a lingering illness of some months of consumption.  She was sixty-two years old and was a most estimable christian woman.  She had reared a large family of children and had the satisfaction of seeing them grow into perfect manhood and womanhood and become useful and influential citizens.  She was modest and unassuming and combined all those beautiful traits that make up true womanhood.  She leaves three sons and three daughters and a husband, who had been her companion for nearly half a century to mourn the loss of a wife and mother.  The funeral services were held at Union Chapel on Saturday and the interment took place thereafter.  The family have the sympathy of the community.

Lindley, Owen   Death Notice from American Eagle Newspaper Paoli, Indiana August 10, 1871 (husband of Mary Wilson, he died on August 2, 1871) Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

 Died- Mr. Owen Lindley, one of the oldest citizens of this country, died last week.

Lindley, Mary L. Pickens -  Obituary  May 1915 Progress Examiner, Orleans, Indiana 
Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler 

Mary Pickens Lindley was born Jan. 23, 1891; died May 19, 1915, at the Deaconess Hospital, Indianapolis; aged 24 years, three months and 26 days.  Mary, as she was familiarly known, had been a consant sufferer for six months, from a tumor which made a pressure on the brain, causing a pain which all medical aid failed to relieve. 

Mary Pickens was married to Norman Lindley May 7, 1909.  To this union two boys were born - Damon, age five years, and Paul, age three years.  She leaves a husband, father, mother, one brother, one sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn; yet we do not mourn as one without hope, for she left us with full assurance of a home in Heaven where we can meet again and where partings and goodbyes never come. 

Mary became concerned about her soul at the age of fourteen years and joined church, and was baptized under the ministry of her uncle, John Marshall, and later she, with her husband, united with the U. B. Church at Union, where they lived and always attended church and Sabbath School as long as Mary was able to go.  The last words to her husband were, "I'm trusting the Lord for the best."  With this parting thought, if Mary must go, it is a comfort to know that her sufferings are all over. 

We gave to the tomb in our sorrow
The precious inanimate clay
Of our long-suffering wife and mother,
On that beautiful spring day of May; 

And we lingered to pay the last tribute
That affectionate hearts can bestow,
And the evening smiled at our labors
While Heavenly balm soothed our woe. 

For we know that the Savior before her
Had passed and triumphantly risen
To become the first fruits of the sleepers,
And to burst the strong bars of earthly prison. 

The roses and lilies in silence,
The fragrance and beauty foretold,
Of the Heavenly land where the future
Our possessions to us will enfold. 

And the warbling of sweet-toned songsters,
As they sang their spring-time lays,
Undisturbed at the sepulchre's doorway,
Betokened the christians praise. 

Being dead, yet in spirit she speaketh
To her loved ones, whose hearts bleed today:
As I am, so you must be;
Go forth to your work while 'tis day. 

The Master will presently summon,
One after another, till all
Shall have passed through death's narrow portals,
And sleepeth 'neath some funeral pall. 

Then order your lives for the future:
Let each day so account
That men may seek Him you're trusting,
And be led to the life-giving fount. 

To you, my devoted companion;
My darling and heart-broken one
I leave the fondest of blessings,
And a prayer that this present life

May grow richer, more loving and purer,
For the work that to you yet remains,
For none know the worth of a mother
nor how her stong influence restrains. 

The steps of the sons and daughters
Of the motherless when sorely tried,
And the All-Father's promise is steadfast
To protect you whatever betide. 

Farewell to the scenes of a lifetime,
Where efforts were earnest, though frail;
The haven at last greets my vision,
Anchored safely within the veil.

Lindley, Tammy Sue b. November 23, 1961, d. October 12, 2009
Courtesy of  Paula Lindley-Butler 

Tammy S. Lindley

Nov. 23, 1961 — Oct. 12, 2009

Tammy Sue Lindley went to be with Jesus on Monday after succumbing to a lifelong disease of muscular dystrophy.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1961, to Norman Junior “Bonehead” Lindley and Janet Carol Muterspaw Lindley, formerly of Orleans.

Tammy lived her childhood and teenage years in Orleans. A yearly Muscular Dystrophy Carnival is held in her honor by Barry Compton and family.

She graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School in 1980. She was also a member of the Fayetteville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents, her father Junior, and her stepfather, Willie Owens, of Springville.

She is survived by her mother, Janet Lindley Owens Stewart and stepfather Robert Dale Stewart of Bedford, four sisters, Cheryl Lindley Holmes, Elkhart, Terry Lindley Basinger and Paula Lindley Butler, both of Bedford, and Hope Lindley Lindsey, French Lick; one brother, Mark Lindley, of Orleans; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews also survive.

Tammy was an inspiration to all who knew her. We will never forget her beautiful smile and the way she touched our lives.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans with Brother Kenny Walden officiating. Burial will follow in the Springville West Cemetery in Springville.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at

(Omitted from the obituary was survived by her stepmother, Carolyn Lindley of Orleans)

Lindley, Robert Webb -  b. May 11, 1924 d. August 1, 2009 (Bedford Times Mail)
Courtesy of Paula Lindley-Butler

 Orleans- Robert W. Lindley, 85, of Orleans, died Saturday at the Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford.

 He was born May 11, 1924, in Orange County, the son of Norman J. Sr. and Lola Ethel Webb Lindley.

 He married Thelma Connell on Sept. 20, 1947, and she survives. He was a World War II veteran in the Navy.

 He was employed at Hall Trucking in Orleans for 35 years.  He was a member of the House of Prayer in Fayetteville.

He belonged to the Teamster's Union.  He was a member of the Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 of Mitchell.

He was also a member of the V.F.W. in Mitchell and was a former member of the Orleans Lion Club.

 Surviving with his wife, are two sons, Larry Lindley of Orleans, and Patrick Lindley and wife Nada of Mitchell: 
two daughters, Rondee Sanders and husband Harold of Mitchell and Suzanne Robbins and husband Bobbie of Orleans.

Nine grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; two sisters; and one daughter Patricia.

Clancy, David

Courtesy of Robert Lane 


David Clancy, son of Theodore and Mary Hughes Clancy, was born June 8, 1850, and died Oct. 31, 1908, aged 58 years, 4 months and 28 days.  On March 2, 1872 he united in marriage with Louisa Trabue.  To this union were born two children, one dying in infancy, the other, Miss Rose, now living in French Lick.  He was united in marriage with Dora Weathers June 5, 1881.  This union was blessed with five children: Mrs. Dr. Teaford, of Paoli; Clyde Clancy, of St. Louis; Mrs. Charles Toliver, of French Lick; Carl, now in heaven and little Roy, now at home.  The deceased also leaves one sister, Mrs. A. B. Ham, of Paoli. 

At the time of the Scammahorn revival, in Paoli, Mr. Clancy was converted and united with the M.E. Church but later went with his mother to the Baptist Church in which he ever after lived a faithful Christian life. 

While engaged in preparing a grave or a devoted friend he was stricken with paralysis and in a few short hours his spirit took its flight to God, consciousness returning long enough to enable him to bid a tender farewell to his doting family.  The messenger came at an unexpecting time. 

His affection and solicitude for his helpless and afflicted wife; his care for his entire family and the thoughtfulness for those about him were indeed beautiful.  He was quiet and unassuming yet in many regards he was remarkable man.  As a citizen he was honorable and upright. As a ember of the church he was faithful and true.  As a businessman he was thoroughly honest and reliable.  He will not only be greatly missed in the home but also in the entire community.  He possessed a strong body and threw all his powers with enthusiasm into the work which he had to do.  He was known by all his fellow townsmen as a man of toil.  He graced the ranks of labor by the patient and honest way in which he worked.  Certainly it may be said of him that he earned his bread by the sweat of his brow.  Because he did not hunt for the easy places to work he was in great demand.  Thus honored and esteemed he passed from a life worthy of emulation.  His children and afflicted wife have the prayers and sympathy of the entire community.  A short funeral service was held in the home by the bedside of the sorrowing companion on Sunday afternoon.  The funeral service proper was held in the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 conducted by the pastor of the deceased, the Rev. Mr. Sanders assisted by Rev. J. W. McFall.  The text for the sad and unexpected occasion was; "And I heard a voice from heaven saying write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea sayeth the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Revelation 14:13. 

He was an honored member of the Knights of Pythias lodge, and that body was well represented at the funeral and assisted by rendering their burial service.  Interment in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 

The following relatives from out of town were in attendance at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stewart, Mr. Jas. Weathers, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Murphy, Mrs. Emery Batman, Miss Carrie Hammond and Mr. John Vandiveer, of Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. J. R.C. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Vandiveer, Mr. Bennie Stewart and Mr. Raymond Hall, of English; Mrs. Eva Radcliff and son, of Hardinsburg and many friends from different places.

Clancy, Rose
Courtesy of
Robert Lane 


Miss Rose Clancy, 79, Paoli native who died in Washington DC is being returned to Paoli for burial.  The body will arrive Wednesday morning at the Ritter Funeral Home in French Lick and will remain there until Thursday morning when it will be brought to the home of a nephew, Richard Teaford. Rites will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday from the Teaford home in charge of Rev. R. W. Rogers, burial will be in Paoli IOOF Cemetery. 

Miss Clancy was the daughter of the late David Clancy, born here July 26, 1876.  During her early life she worked as a cashier in the French Lick Springs Hotel and resided in French Lick for many years. Many years ago she went to Washington DC and worked as a seamstress.  She had continued to make her home in Washington DC and had remained active until suffering a fall which caused a broken hip and arm.  She died a few days later in a Washington DC hospital. 

Wayne Toliver, another nephew from Indianapolis, was called to Washington DC to make arrangements and accompany the body for burial.  Only survivors are nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were half-brothers and sisters, Roy and Clyde Clancy and Mrs. Nelle Teaford and Mrs. Myrtle Toliver.

Clancy, Roy F
Courtesy of
Robert Lane 


Funeral rites for Roy F. Clancy, 47, former Paoli undertaker, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Paoli Methodist Church.  Mr. Clancy succumbed to an eight-month illness Saturday night in Norton Infirmary in Louisville. 

Mr. Clancy was a charter member of the Clarence A. Keeth American Legion Post and a past commander.  Serving as pallbearers at the funeral were six Paoli Legionaries, Ray Gasaway, S. E. McIntosh, Merle Gasaway, Ray Robinson, Paul Stout and Homer Wellman.  Mr. Clancy had served overseas during World War 1. 

Mr. Clancy was scoutmaster of one of the first Boy Scout troops in Paoli. He was married to Hattie Dixon, whose death occurred in 1935 in an automobile accident.  He later married to Cleo Higgins, who with one son, John Wayne, survives.  Also surviving are three daughters and two sons, Martha, Mary, Ann, David, and Roy, Jr.; two step-daughters, Shirley and Joyce; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. S. F. Teaford, Paoli, and Mrs. Myrtle Toliver, Indianapolis; and a brother, Clyde Clancy, Chicago. 

Mr. Clancy has served as an embalmer at Pearson's in Louisville for 18 years.  Short services were held in the Pearson Funeral Home Tuesday before the body was brought to Paoli.  Rites in Paoli were in charge of Rev. J. W. Weyler, pastor of a Louisville Methodist Church of which he was a member. Rev. C. R. Stout, local Methodist minister, assisted.  Interment was made in the IOOF Cemetery.

Clancy, Mrs. David
Courtesy of
Robert Lane 


Mrs. David Clancy who had been sick for several months died about five o'clock this morning.  Funeral services have not been arranged but will occur tomorrow afternoon.  Her husband died only a few weeks ago.

Clancy, Carl
Courtesy of
Robert Lane 


Carl Clancy the eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clancy, died at the family residence in this city last Wednesday night, after an illness of many months.  In fact the little fellow had been a sufferer during most of his life, but withal he was very patient and contented, always pleasant and in a good humor and bore his sufferings without complaint.  On account of his frail physical condition Carl never enjoyed the out door games of boys his age, but nevertheless he was a great favorite with all, old and young. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. Sherrill, the pastor, assisted by Rev. George H. Moore. We join the entire community in sympathizing with the bereaved parents and relatives.

Clancy, Mrs. Hattie
Love, Herschel

Courtesy of
Robert Lane 


The startling information was received here Saturday afternoon announcing the tragic death of three persons and the injury of four others at 2:30 p.m. Saturday when a sedan and a truck overturned on opposite sides of U.S. Highway, near Greenville.  The dead are: Mrs. Hattie Clancy, 39, of Louisville; Herschel Love, 59, of Jeffersonville; and Lester Bennett, 29, of English, Ind., the driver of the truck. 

The injured are Mrs. Clancy's two children, Roy F. Clancy, Jr. and Mary Clancy, 3, and her niece, Miss Lelah H. Dixon, 21, of Louisville and Mrs. Louise Boggs, also of Louisville.  The condition of Mrs. Boggs is reported very critical, at St. Joseph's Infirmary, where the injured persons were taken.  Mrs. Boggs received three fractured vertebraes, and a nine-inch scalp wound.  The condition of Roy Clancy, Jr. is also regarded serious.  He received cuts on the head and body bruises, and a possible jaw fracture suffered.  Mary received slight bruises.  Both the children are improving. Miss Lelah Dixon received several bruises and lacerations, but is slowly improving. 

Herschel Love was driving the sedan and with him were Mrs. Clancy, her two children and her nieces, named above.  They were enroute to Paoli where Mr. Love was to have been married to Miss Minnie Dixon on Sunday afternoon. 

A witness to the accident in relating the incident stated that the sedan and the truck, the latter loaded with sand, were driving aside of each other and the sedan was attempting to pass the truck on a sharp curve in the road.  A farmer who witnessed the accident said that Love apparently lost control of the sedan as he saw a car approaching from the opposite direction.  As he suddenly applied his brakes, the sedan ran off the left side of the road and overturned five times, demolishing the car and throwing the six occupants out.  Bennett, who was driving the truck, is thought to have been impressed with the idea that the sedan could not pass without precipitating a crash. He pulled to one side sharply and ran off the road. The truck was turned over throwing Bennett out, witnesses stated. 

Mr. Clancy was to follow the next day with the rest of his children, except his oldest son, David Clancy, who left Sunday morning for a motor trip with a party of Boy Scouts for a 16-day tour of old Mexico.  He was later located at Memphis, Tenn. and advised of the tragedy through a radio broadcast, and arrived on Paoli in tie to attend the funeral of his mother. 

Love, an employee of the United States Quartermasters Depot at Jeffersonville, is a native of this county, but for the past several years has been located at Jeffersonville.  During his residence in the Ames Chapel neighborhood, where he was born, he was a neighbor of Miss Dixon and they were associated together in church and other community affairs. 

Mrs. Clancy, a sister of Miss Dixon, was up to a few years ago, a native of Paoli, and was a most estimable woman and loving mother.  All arrangements were made for the marriage of the contracting parties.  The Methodist church, of which Miss Dixon was a faithful and devoted member, was beautifully decorated by the various church organizations in preparation of the events.  When the news of the tragic deaths reached here the decorations were quickly removed and all plans for the wedding dropped.  Miss Dixon, on learning of the death of her sister and fiancÚ, collapsed and has since been in critical condition.  It fell to the lot of her brother, Harry Dixon to break the dreadful news to her, an ordeal that required a lot of tact and which proved a most trying ordeal.  Miss Dixon, since the announcement of her coming marriage has been supremely happy in anticipation of the event and her friends stated that her very countenance radiated a degree of happiness that was most outstanding.  To her the accident means a dual loss, she having lost a loving sister and a life's companion.  The people of Paoli as a whole sympathize deeply with this splendid woman in her dual loss and man prayers have gone up for her welfare. 

The loss to Mr. Clancy is unmeasurable.  He has lost his companion and the little children have lost a kind and loving mother.  Scarcely has there ever been a tragedy that reached the hearts of Paoli people as has this.  Instead of the wedding bells, there was the funeral, shattering cherished hopes for future earthly happiness.  Such a sad reflection for the distressed parties. Our very deepest sympathies go out to the distressed relatives of the deceased parties. 

Mr. Love is survived by a son, Darrell, of Jeffersonville; two brothers, Harry and Lawrence Love, of near Paoli; and two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Elrod and Mrs. Anna Alexander, both of Decatur, Ill.  He was a member of the Wall Street Methodist Church, Jeffersonville.  The body was taken to Seabrook Funeral Chapel, Jeffersonville and funeral services were held there Monday. The body [Mrs. Clancy?] was brought here Monday afternoon and was taken to Ames Chapel where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. and interment made in the cemetery there. 

The funeral services of Mrs. Clancy were held at the Paoli M.E. Church at 4 p.m. Monday.  Mrs. Clancy is survived by her husband, Roy Clancy; five children, David, Anne, Mary, Martha and Roy, Jr., of Louisville; two sisters, Miss Minnie Dixon of Paoli and Mrs. Myrtle Griest of Cincinnati; four brothers, James Dixon of Marion, Clarence Dixon of Louisville, Victor and Harry Dixon of Paoli. 

Both these funerals were largely attended and a sympathetic public attested their love and affection to the relatives and friends of the unfortunate victims.

WHITTINGHILL, Sophia Matilda (Weller) 1844 - 1930
Courtesy of Cindy Ellis


 The subject of this sketch, Sophia Matilda Whittinghill, nee Weller, was born in the state of Missouri on the 12th day of October, 1844, and departed this life at Ellsworth, Indiana, on the twenty-third day of September, 1930, having reached the advanced age of 85 years, 11 months and 12 days.

 She came with her parents to Warrick county, Indiana in 1847, where she grew into womanhood and met and was married to Dr. Benjamin F. Whittinghill on the 10th day of November, 1867, who yet survives her, and to this union was born eight children, five sons and three daughters. The three eldest sons have preceded her in death, Morton, William and Armyn, and surviving her are Numa, Logan and her three daughters Stella, Sophia and Amanda. She also leaves thirty-five grand children and thirty-three great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

 In 1922 she became a member of the Christian Church at Cuzco, Indiana, and was always glad to attend church services when circumstances would permit and was ever faithful and devout to God; she was a devoted wife, a solicitous and gentle mother and grandmother, and kind and loyal friend and neighbor, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

 About fifty-four years ago, she with her husband and children came to Hillham, Indiana, where they resided until 1893 when they then removed to Ellsworth, Indiana, where she lived until the Angel of death, came in the stillness of the night, and while she slumbered to call her Home, and her passing was as peaceful and serene as the full life she had lived, and she was at Peace with God when the end came, and her entire life in a noble example of Faith and Love.

 The following few lines are a fitting tribute to Mother Whittinghill and perhaps best expresses the sentiments of those most near and dear to her.

 A picture I see of a beautiful face,
Reflecting an image of heavenly grace;

A Gift of the highest and sacredest worth,
That God ever gave to his Peoples on earth.

A picture which shows many traces of care,
And yet an expression of sweetest love there:

The works of the rarest and loveliest art,
A picture of mother, that’s framed in my heart.

No time can efface this picture I see
Each day it grows dearer and dearer to me;

And tho she has crossed to her Haven of Rest,
Sweet memories of mother lie wrapped in my breast.

The print of her footsteps again I can see,
Her voice I hear saying “My dear follow me”

No artist can paint me a picture so fair,
It takes a true mother, her love, faith and prayer.

MRS. ROY FLICK (I believe she is Mabel Ellis, who died May 26, 1945)
Courtesy of Cindy Ellis


Mrs. Roy Flick, of Indianapolis, was killed by a hit and run driver last Friday night. Mrs. Flick’s body was found in front of the apartment house in which she lived. The body was brought to the Ritter Funeral Home at French Lick, and then conveyed to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ellis, home at Cuzco. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 o’clock at the Christian Church at Cuzco.

 Surviving besides the parents is her husband, Roy Flick, a son, and several sisters and brothers. Two of her sisters are Mrs. Richard Padgett and Mrs. Donald Griggs, both of Paoli.

Arnold Gifford Ellis 
Courtesy of Cindy Ellis

Arnold Gifford Ellis was born June 23, 1904, to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gifford Ellis at French Lick, Indiana.

 His family later moved to Paoli where he was graduated from High School in the Class of 1923. He had attended Howe Military Institute for one year before graduating from High School. Following his graduation from High School, he attended the College of Music at Cincinnati, Ohio, for five years, majoring in piano. He was an accomplished musician and taught piano in addition to his many playing engagements.

 On December 21, 1929, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Fouche of West Baden, Indiana. To this union two children were born, Sally Jeanne of Indianapolis and Thomas Franklin at home.

 As a young man he entered the automobile business with his father. In 1933 he and his family moved on the farm near West Baden where they now reside.

 Following a brief illness on the morning of March 5th, Arnold Gifford Ellis left the scene of this world to take up his life anew in that brighter world above.

 Arnold was a very active member of the Ames Chapel Methodist Church. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees past President of the Ames Aimers Sunday School Class and The Institutional Representative of the Boy Scouts for the troop sponsored by the Church.

 In addition to his many church activities Arnold served in various places of responsibility as an officer and leader in his community. Some of these were:  Director, Vice President and a member of the executive committee of the Huntingburg Production Credit Association; Soil Supervisor for the Soil Conservation District; Chairman of the Forestry Committee for Orange County; A member of the Paoli Masonic Lodge No. 149 at Paoli for over 25 years. A member and past officer of the Farm Bureau.

 Besides his widow and two children, he leaves his Mother, Mrs. Amanda Ellis at home; one sister, Rose, and one brother, Frank, both of Indianapolis; his daughter-in-law, Kay, and Grandson, Mark, one brother-in-law, Vane Howard, of Hammond, Indiana, three nieces and three newphews.

 He was preceded in death by his Father, and sister, Vivian. He also leaves many other relatives and many, many friends.

Arnold was the kind of husband, father, neighbor and business associate that we all loved, admired and respected. His friendly, unassuming manner was a great asset in his many accomplishments for his community.

 And finally, during his last illness, his tremendous courage and cheerfulness, reflected his simple Faith that, Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom works all things for good, through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


The family of Arnold Ellis greatly appreciated the thoughtfulness of all the friends during their sorrow.

 To the musician, Rev. Lester Sweeney for his consoling words, for the beautiful floral tribute and to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schmutzler, Undertaker.

 Kathleen Ellis and Family

Courtesy of Linda Lockhart    

   Agripha Scott, son of Thomas and Sarah Scott, was born in Powell Valley, Virginia, February 7, 1820. At the age of 15 he came to Orange County and engaged in farming with his brother, Isaac Scott, on the farm where he was living at the time of his death. At the age of 18 he came to Paoli and began learning the blacksmith trade with Wilford J. Hoggatt.

     His first wife was Pricilla Wells to whom two children were born, one dying in infancy, the other, William E. Scott in 1870. He was left a widower at the age of 21.

     In 1842 he began blacksmithing on his own account. In August of the same year he was married to Miss Hancy H. Merritt. From this union four children were born, the first of whom died. Two sons and one daughter, Francis M. and Thomas J. Scott, and Mrs. J. H. Sherrod (Margaret) still survives.

     When gold was discovered in California he went and spent three years and six months in that Mecca of the world. After he returned to civilization he settled in Garrard County, Kentucky, where he remained until 1862 operating a plow factory and blacksmith shop. During the invasion of Bragg's Army through central Kentucky, he and his son Francis went as independents into the Union Army. Mr. Scott acting as Orderly for General Terrell, who was killed at the Battle of Perryville. He, afterwards, served as U. S. Deputy Marshall and was the principal in many stirring events at war time.

     In 1868 he came back to this county and settled on the old homestead, living there until he passed away Tuesday, February 3rd, in his 71st year. He was paralyzed in January 1886 from which he never recovered, having been confined to bed since August 1890. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N. F. Denny at Wesley Chapel on Thursday last at 11 o;clock.


 Courtesy of Linda Lockhart 

     Dr. James H. Sherrod died Saturday evening (February 23, 1895), having been confined to his bed for 5 months. He was born on the 18th day of June 1816, about three miles from the Natural Bridge in Virginia, was educated at the State University of that state, and graduated from the medical department of that institution in 1845. In 1849 he landed in Paoli and at once took rank as a practicing physician.

     He was twice married. His first wife, Elizabeth Rigney Murray born him four children, only one of whom, Dr. W. F. Sherrod of West Baden, is now living. She died in 1867. In 1870 he married Maggie Scott and to them one child, Miss Maude was born.

     The funeral services were held at the family residence yesterday afternoon and the remains of one who long been a landmark in the county was laid to rest in the cemetery to await the resurrection mourn.



 Courtesy of Linda Lockhart

      Dr. Thomas H. Maxedon, one of the prominent physicians of Southern Indiana, died suddenly at his home in Vincennes last Wednesday from apoplexy, aged nearly 54 years. He was the son of the late Pearson Maxedon and was born in Valeene where he grew to manhood.

     After attending school he became a teacher in the district schools in this county and later attended medical college at Louisville. He took up the practice of medicine in Illinois where he was very successful. Later he took post graduate work and spent several months in Vienna, Austria. After returning from there he located in Vincennes where he built up a large practice.

    He was married in 1889 to Miss Mary A. Duncan of Flat Rock, Illinois, who with their two children, a son and a daughter, survives. The remains were brought to this county where last Sunday they were interred in Rock Sping Cemetery near Valeene.


Courtesy of Linda Lockhart

     Rev. Green Tarr passed away Sunday evening, July 22, after a brief illness. He was born September 10, 1833, and had lived more than three score years. He was married to Jane Chatham March 4, 1864, and six children were born to this union, one of whom, an infant, passed away.

     He was for many years a faithful and devoted member of the Stampers Creek Regular Baptist Church. In 1869, by order of the churdh and under the pastorate of Elder James Strickland, he became a licensed Minister of the Gospel.

Courtesy of Linda Lockhart

     Judge I. N. Sanders (Isaac Newton Sanders) a native of this county, died at his home at Williamette University, Salem, Oregon, December 21, 1898, of acute rheumatism and inflammation of the bowels, age 58 years and 26 days. The funeral service was held at Portland two days later.

     Judge Sanders was born in South East Township November 25, 1840. He ws a member of Co. D., 66th Indiana Vols. and marched with Sherman to the sea.

     He removed to Oregon in 1871 and was the first mayor of Portland. He served six terms as recorder of the city, one term as county assessor, and two terms as county clerk. He was eight years Judge of the county court and last year was a candidate before the Republican State Convention for Secretary of State, but was defeated for the nomination by a small margin. He was prominent as a G.A.R. man, as an Odd Fellow, and a Methodist. He leaves a wife and six children.


Tuesday April 11, 1967
Mrs. Jennie Cooper
Courtesy of Jan Carlson 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist Church for Mrs. Jennie Cooper, 81.  Burial was in Community Cemetery.  Mrs. Cooper died Friday afternoon at the Orange County Hospital where she had been a patient for several days.  She had been a patient at the Gorge Nursing Home for several years.  Mrs. Cooper had spent most of her life in Paoli.  She was the widow of James Cooper, barber at Hardinsburg and Paoli.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold Moore of Park Forest, Ill, Mrs. Doris Shepherd of Chathew, Ontario, Canada, and Mrs. James Elliott; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Ernest Leopold Palm
Courtesy of Gaye J. Hill

Louisville, KY Courier Journal
Friday 3 March 1944
News article and photo; Section 2, Page 1


Sargent Palm, Who Begged Chance As Alien to Enter Army, Dies A Hero

 They wouldn't take Ernest Leopold Palm into the Army early in 1942 because he was a German alien.

 But he wrote letters pleading for a chance to repay the United States for giving haven to him and his family driven from their homeland by the Nazis.

 He described himself as "the happiest man in the U. S. Army" when he was finally accepted as the first German alien to be inducted in the Fifth Army Corps.

 Crashes In Flordia

But before he had a chance to meet the Nazis face to face Sgt. Ernest Leopold Palm was killed. A few minutes after midnight Monday (29 February 1944), his place crashed in Flordia. Sergeant Palm's body will be returned to his family today or tomorrow. 
His father, Henry Palm, and his stepmother, live at 1113 Logan where the family has established a broom and mop factory, "H. Palm & Sons," a small scale replica of the business in Germany the Palms were forced to abandon.

 Charles Strull, Realty Building, chairman of the Kentucky Refugee Committee, has kept in touch with the young man since he came to Kentucky and helped him to achieve his ambition to get into the Army.

 Outlined Background

 "I hope, dear general, that you will reconsider my case and that you will permit me to be inducted into the United States Army," Palm wrote to the commanding general of the Fifth Corps Area, Columbus, Ohio, in July, 1942. In the letter begging that "I should be permitted to do my share toward the defense of the United States," he outlined his background.

 Thirty years ago he was born in Germany of Jewish parentage. As a victim of nazism, he left Germany in 1937 and went to Paoli, IN, and worked for his cousin, Sol Strauss, who operates the Paoli Dry Goods Company. His family followed him to this country. They came to Louisville. He had no relatives in Germany but an aunt and her family in a concentration camp in France.

 "I Have Been Stateless."

 "I have been loyal and faithful to my adoped country and although I am a native of Germany I am no longer a citizen or subject of germany because the German Government has deprived me of any citizenship and I have been stateless," he wrote.

 Strull explained that before Palm's induction there apparently was a rule prohibiting the induction of German aliens in the Fifth corps Area. This rule does not obtain now. 

Palm wrote jubilant letters to Strull about his course of instruction in the Air Forces. He got medals for marksmanship and recently was a gunner stationed at MacDill Field, Flordia. 

Proud of Citizenship

 In one letter he said: "As anxious as I was, you will understand how proud I am to be a citizen of the United States. I sure appreciate to be a citizen and I am trying to live up tothe responsibilities which it brings with it."

 Besides his father and stepmotherm Sergeant Palm is survived by a brother, Richard Palm, 2103 Sherwood, and two sisters, Mrs. Eugene Michael, 919 Lydia, and Miss Lottie Palm of the home address.


Leon "Pudge" Toliver
Courtesy of Rob Lane

The Paoli News (April 12 or 13, 1973)

Leon 'Pudge' Toliver, 63, was dead on arrival at Orange County Hospital at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. He was rushed by ambulance from his home in Paoli where he had been critically ill for several weeks. He was a retired employee of Paoli Feed Co. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Ellis Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Powell Forbes, burial will be in Apple Chapel cemetery. Surviving are a son, Alan Toliver of Louisville; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Pridemore of Mitchell and Mrs. Wanda Minton of Orleans; six grandchildren' and two brothers, Clarence Toliver of Robinson, Ill., and William L. Toliver. He was a native of Orange County, born June 6, 1909, a son of Harry and Murtie Riley Toliver. He was married to Gladys Austin.

Floyd T. Stackhouse
Courtesy of Rob Lane

The Orleans-Progress Examiner (April 4, 1979)

Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. from Brosmer-Drabing Funeral home for Floyd T. Stackhouse, 79, French Lick, who died Sunday at the Orange Co. Hospital. Rev. Claude D. Wilson will officiate at rites. Burial will be in Ames Chapel cemetery. He was born July 7, 1899 in Orange Co., a son of John A. and Lucy Pipher Stackhouse. He was married to Opal C. Ragsdale, who preceded him in death in May 1976. Survivors include two daughters, two sons and one sister, Mrs. Lois Leonard of Orleans.

Alta "Ruth" Cope

Alta “Ruth” Cope, age 91, French Lick, Indiana, passed away at 7:55 AM, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, Indiana.

Ruth was born on January 19, 1919 in Dubois County, Indiana to the late William L. Nicholson and the late Ethel M. (Conrad) Nicholson. She married Blanchard B. Cope on September 3, 1937 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2003.

She was a graduate of Cuzco High School, a homemaker, had served as the Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active with the Orange County Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Nicholson Valley Christian Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Bonny Lagenour of French Lick and Karen Stites of Vincennes, a grandson, Gregory Goller of French Lick and two great granddaughters, Mikah and Emma Goller. She is also survived by a brother, Melvin Nicholson of Louisville, Kentucky, a sister, June Spicer of Tell City, a sister-in-law, Vernita Crowder of Georgetown, Indiana, two nephews and seven nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a granddaughter, Melissa Lynn Goller, a brother Benjamin Nicholson in infancy, and a niece, Pamela Nicholson.

Helen M. Wilson Jones
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

 September 14, 1916 – July 26, 1980.

Mrs. Helen M. Jones, 63, died Saturday at her home near Shoals. Funeral services were Thursday morning from Queen-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. 

Mrs. Jones was a former Martin County Public Health Nurse. She attended French Lick High School and was graduated from Norton Infirmary School Of Nursing. She was a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving four years in the South Pacific during World War II. She was a member of Shoals United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 61, and D.A.V. 

A native of Orange County, she was born September 14, 1916, a daughter of Harry and Alice Speece Wilson. In 1947 she married Grover “Eddie” Jones, who survives.

 Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Patty Horine Jr. of Springfiled, MO, and Mrs. Susan Bauer of Jasper; her mother of French Lick; a brother Rex Wilson of Falls Church, VA; a sister, Mrs. Juanita Tredway of Shoals, and three grandchildren.

Linzy Hamilton
Courtesy of Steve Morrison

Paoli Republican 24 December 1953
Last Rites Monday for Linzy Hamilton

Linzy Hamilton, 79, died Saturday at his home in Paoli.  Funeral services were at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Ellis Funeral home, conducted by Rev. Howard Wills, Tabernacle minister.  Burial was in the Community cemetery.

Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife and seven children, Mrs. Hubert, Collins, Mrs. Lee Lashbrook, Mrs. Luther Dunn, Rudolphus, Thomas, Stanely and Lawrence Hamilton.

Melvin L. Dillman
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Wed., Jun. 13, 1928
Died: Sun., Jan. 26, 2014

Melvin L. Dillman, 85, of Paoli, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014.   

Born June 13, 1928 in Crawford County, Indiana, he was the son of Ralph Eldridge and Hazel Fern (Small) Dillman. 

From the age of 13, when both of his parents went to work for the war effort, Melvin shouldered responsibility for raising his younger brothers and running the family farm.  Following graduation from Leavenworth High School in 1947, Melvin joined International Harvester as a machinist and was the first person Harvester selected to enter their tool and die maker apprenticeship. 

Learning he was about to be drafted into the Army, he enlisted in the Navy so he could continue his work as a machinist.  He served during the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Askari where he operated a machine shop and received a Letter of Commendation for his “level-headed manner” and “excellent leadership abilities”.  During his service, his firstborn child, a son, was stillborn in Guam.  Being forbidden from bringing the baby to the States for funeral services, he was buried in the Guam Veterans Cemetery.  

Following his Navy service, he returned to International Harvester and completed his apprenticeship.  He stayed with Harvester for 23 years; climbing from tool and die making, to mechanical engineering, to tool development engineering.  

From 1965 to 1966, he worked nights and attended Kentucky School of Mortuary Science during the day, graduating cum laude.  He did his two-year funeral directing apprenticeship at Dillman-Green Funeral Home (owned by his brother Merrill) in Marengo and also worked at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown.  

He was approached by the Ellis family to purchase the Ellis Funeral Home in Paoli. In 1971, Melvin moved his family into the upper floor of the funeral home and began his second career at Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home where he also provided the town ambulance service for five years.  A second funeral home, Dillman-Hunter, was reopened in Hardinsburg.  

After 20 years of funeral directing, Melvin sold his funeral business and tried out retirement.  He obtained his realtor’s license and invested in rental property, land, and cattle.  Not quite busy enough, he purchased the Hoosier Hardware and began his third career in hardware.  In 2012, at the age of 83, he returned to funeral directing and, along with a son, reacquired the former Dillman-Ellis Funeral Home, which now operates as Dillman-Scott Funeral Home.  Although his sons ran the daily operations of the hardware store and the funeral home, he continued to work at both until his recent health failure. 

Melvin had many talents and interests.  He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church in Okeechobee but was a friend of all faiths.  He was active in the Paoli community through several civic organizations and boards, including the Paoli Masonic Lodge 119 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Evansville, Hadi Temple Shriners of Evansville, Paoli Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, a charter member of Paoli Optimist Club, and Paoli Meridian Lions Club.  He was named a Kentucky Colonel in 1988.   In 1994, was Paoli’s Citizen of the Year and the fall festival parade’s Grand Marshal.  He was skilled at woodworking, enjoyed cooking, loved to fish, and garden.  He enjoyed farm animals and had more than a few pets over the years.   Melvin and Rebecca enjoyed wintering at their home on Lake Okeechobee in Florida, where they had many strong friendships.  He followed politics, the stock market, and had a great sense of humor.  He was a mentor, a confidant, someone you could count on.   More than anything, though, he was a humble Christian man whose life centered on quietly helping others.     

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Ralph Edward Dillman, brother Norman, a great granddaughter and a great grandson.

 He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rebecca Limeberry Scott Dillman; two brothers, Merrill (Gail) Dillman of Marengo and Harold (Lou Ann) Dillman of Corydon; six children, Rhonda (Vincent) Vance of Paoli, Gerald (Kim) Scott of Orleans, Carla (Bucky) Cook of Jeffersonville, Bradley Scott of Paoli, Cheryl (Rick) Carrico of Louisville, and Tim (Lisa) Scott of Paoli; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren with five more on the way, and his beloved, faithful companion, Okee. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. with Masonic services at 6:00 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30th at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street.  Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m.  

Interment to follow at the Stamper’s Creek Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Backpacks of Blessings, c/o Orange County Community Foundation, the Orange County Humane Society, or to the charity of choice.   


Magaleen (Kellams) Archer
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker 

Born: Wed. Mar 1, 1922
Died: Sun. Jan 12, 2014

Magaleen "Kellams" Archer, age 91, of West Baden Springs, Indiana passed away on January 12th, 2014 at her residence.

Magaleen was born on March 1st, 1922 in French Lick, Indiana to Raymond Kellams and Effie "McKeighen" Kellams.

She married Everett Archer on August 7th, 1940 and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and (4) Sisters - Ethel Qualkenbush, Sadie Kinsey, Kathleen Wells and Margaret Sugarman.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs, a member of the Moore's Ridge United Methodist Church in French Lick and a 1941 Graduate of the French Lick High School.

She was a retired beautician. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Everett to art shows where they sold Everett's handmade items.

Magaleen is survived by: Husband Everett Archer of West Baden Springs, Indiana (2) Sons Gary Archer (Diana) of Howe, Indiana Jeff Archer (Janice) of Eckerty, Indiana (1) Daughter Barbara Schaum (Carl) of Madison, Indiana (1)Sister Betty Stanfield of French Lick, Indiana (5) Grandchildren (17) Great-Grandchildren (1) Great-Great Grandchild

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 17th, 2014 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call from 11 :00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home on Friday. Officiating Bud Kielhorn. Burial will be at Moore's Ridge Cemetery, French Lick, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Moore's Ridge Cemetery Fund C/O Donna Breeden, 3927 S. County Road 650 W., French Lick, Indiana 47432 or to the First Baptist Church in West Baden Springs, Indiana 47469. Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

Max D Wilson

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Sun., Oct. 19, 1930
Died: Sun., Nov. 3, 2013

Funeral Service
1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 06, 2013

Location: Dillman-Scott Funeral Home

Max D Wilson, 83 years of age of Paoli, IN passed away Sunday at 4: 10 AM, November 3,2013. At the Floyd Memorial Hospital New Albany, IN. He was born October 19,1930 Jasper, IN to William A. And Alta E McDonald Wilson.

He married Shirley A Matson on March 10, 1951 and she Preceded him January 20, 1994. Preceded in death by his parents, his brother Cloyd and sister Hollis Stewart.

He was owner and operator of the Max D Wilson Agency in Paoli for 30 plus years. He was a US Army Korean war Veteran, a member of the Paoli Kiwanis club, Paoli chamber of commerce where he served as president during which time they developed the hospital industrial tract.

Survivors: Son: Steve & Wife (Debbie) Wilson of Paoli, IN, Longtime CompanionRoslyn Alvey of Paoli, IN; Grandchildren: Benjamin & Wife (Lindsey) Wilson, Emily & Brian Wilson, all of Paoli, IN; Great Grandson, Caleb Wilson.

Funeral Services held 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 5th, at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home 226 West Campbell Street Paoli, IN with Pastor James Walters officiating. Interment at the Paoli Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Orange County Clothe-A-Child Foundation.

Randall W. Scott

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Sun., Oct. 12, 1958
Fri., Jan. 10,2014


Randall W. Scott, 60, of Columbia City, IN, formerly of Paoli, passed away Friday, 1-10- 14. He was born in Paoli on October 12, 1958 to Cody W. and Lillian M. Kesterson Scott. He was preceded in death by his father and brother Donny Joe Scott. He was a member of the Orleans Nazarene Church and was in the US Army National

Survivors include: Mother, Lillian Scott, Columbia City, IN. Sons Michael A. Scott, Randall Scott, Daughter Elizabeth Scott. Brothers Samuel Scott, San Antonio TX, David C. Scott Celina, OH, Steven A. Scott, Columbia City, IN, Sister Melissa K. Knott Columbia City, IN.

Visitation will be held from 2pm to 3pm Tuesday January 14,2014 at the Dillman Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell St. Paoli, IN. The funeral service will be held at 3 pm Tuesday, January 14 at the funeral home with Pastor Thomas Beers officiating. Burial will follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

 (May 4, 1949 - December 26,2013)

Charles F. Nelson, of French Lick, passed away at 12:32 AM, Wednesday, December 26, 2013 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare, Jasper, Indiana.

Charles was born in Bristol, VA on May 4, 1949 to Charles Nelson Sr. and Bertha (Grubbs) Houser.

He was a graduate of Bristol High School and attended trade school in Tennessee. He was a Vietnam veteran of the US Army, had worked in law enforcement and in theAutomotive Service Industry . He was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post #76 and enjoyed woodworking, playing guitar and singing in a gospel quartet.

He is survived by his companion, Peggy Collins of West Baden Springs, a daughter, Delainya (Jeff) Frizzi, five grandchildren and a sister, Carolyn Roden of Bluff City, Tennessee.

Preceding him in death were parents, a step father who raised him, William Houser and a brother in infancy, Gary Nelson. A private graveside service will be held with a public memorial service later at 3:00 PM at the Springs Valley Wesleyan Church on Saturday, December 28,2013 with Rev. John Moffatt officiating.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to the Orange County Humane Society, 856 N. Greenbriar Dr., Paoli, IN 47454.

Donald L. Wilson

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

May 22, 1933 - October 4,2009
st Baden Springs, Indiana

Donald Lee Wilson, age 76, of West Baden Springs, passed away at 6:50 AM, Sunday, October 4,2009, at his residence.

Don was born on May 22, 1933 to the late John Wilson and the late Bessie (Beck) Wilson. He married Sue Ella Marlette on July 18, 1954 and she preceded him in death. He then married Joyce Nelson on February 14, 1987 and she survives.

He was a 1951 graduate of West Baden High School and attended Springs Valley Wesleyan Church. He was a farmer, carpenter, had been a foremen at Crornwells, Inc. and had worked quality control at Kimball's in West Baden. His greatest enjoyment was spending time in his "little carpenter shop. "

He is also survived by his wife Joyce (Nelson) Wilson of West Baden Springs, IN; Four Sons, -Brian Arthur Wilson (Angie) of Jasper, IN, Barry Lee Wilson (Susan) and David Lynn Wilson (Deena), all of West Baden Springs, IN, Daren Clay Wilson (Tanya) of Rosamond, CA; Two Step Sons, Richard Earl Powell (Teresa) of Sellersburg, IN and Tracy Lee Powell (Cristine) of Charlestown, IN. Others include Step Daughter, Kris Walker (Tom) of Louisville, KY; Brother, Norris Eugene Wilson (Norma) of Davis, CA, Eight grandchildren, Eleven step-grandchildren, and Fourteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Arrangements are being handled by T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, IN. Cremation was chosen as final disposition. There will be a private family service at a later date.

Family requests that memorials be given to Hoosier Uplands Hospice or 500 West Main Street, Mitchell, IN 47446 or Springs Valley Wesleyan Church, 821 South Indiana Avenue, French Lick, IN 47432.

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

(June 16, 1939 - January 10,2014)

Glen Edward Morris, 74, of French Lick, passed away at 9:55 PM, Friday, January 10, 2014 at IU Health Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Indiana.

Glen was born June 16, 1939 in Orange County, Indiana to Robert and Beulah (Apple) Morris. He married Dolly King on June 14, 1959 and she survives.

He was a 1957 graduate of French Lick High School. Glen was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. He loved gardening, beekeeping, fishing, hunting andespecially visiting with family and friends. Glen was a farmer and later retired from Jasper Seating as a builder of special ordered furniture.

He is survived by his wife, Dolly Morris of French Lick, daughters, Denise (John) Ollestad of Columbus, Linda (Ed) Graviss of Missouri City, Texas, Valerie (Paul)Hensley of Clay City, Karen (Tony) Kastigar of Greencastle, son, Michae l (Danielle) Morris of Spencer and fifteen loving grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents Robert Earl and Beulah Hannah (Apple) Morris, sister, Helen Wilson and brothers, Charles Morris and Cloice "Doc" Morris.

Memorial services will be held 6:00 PM, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at T.L Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, with Bro. Jim Babcock officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Moore's Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday, January 15,2014 at T.L Pinnick Mortuary.


 Max W. Apple
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born Thu. Jul1, 1937 – Died Sun., Dec 1, 2013 


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 04, 20l3, Location: Dillman-Scott Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11 :00 AM Thu., Dec. 05, 20l3, Location: Dillman-Scott Funeral Home

Max W Apple, 75, of Paoli passed away at his residence on Sunday, December 1, 20l3. He was born July 1, 1938 to Owen and Opal Wells Apple in Paoli, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Paoli High School in 1956. He then graduated from Indiana University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then received a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1970 from Indiana University in Indianapolis. He was also a graduate from the National College for the State Judiciary in Reno, Nevada in 1974 and Indiana
Judicial College,
Indianapolis, IN in 1976.

He was a retired Orange County Circuit Court Judge, was currently employed with National Water Services and an attorney.

He was a member of Paoli United Methodist Church, Paoli Meridian Lions Club, Orange County Young Republicans, Orange County Development Commission, Indiana Bar Association, and the Orange County Bar Association. He also was the founder of Orange County Players. He loved Paoli and a deep affection for the Paoli Square and its people.

Survivors include his former wives: Norma Apple of DePauw, IN and Imojean Dedrick of Paoli, IN; Son: Jason Apple of Paoli, IN; Daughters: Leslie Lessman of Rineyille, KY, Sarah Hall of Paoli, IN; Brother: Paul Apple of Whiteland, IN. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Dillman-Scott Funeral Home 11 AM Thursday, December 5th, 20l3, with James Walters officiating. Interment to follow at Paoli Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, December 4th from 4- 8 pm and from 9am until the time of service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good Samaritan Fund c/o Orange County Community Foundation, 112 W. Water St., Paoli, IN 47454.

Dale Monroe Andis

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Sat., Jul. 4, 1931
ied: Fri., Nov. 15,2013
Dale Monroe Andis, 82, Paoli, passed away Friday morning November 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1931 to Gilbert and lona Wells Andis in Orange County,

He married Sarah Powers on August 22, 1954. She preceded him in death October 25, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his 1 son Dale Herman Baxter, 1 daughter Pamela Bowles. 2 Granddaughters Victoria Faith & Autumn Brooke Smith. 3 Brothers William, Gilbert Jr, and David Andis. 2sisters Maxine Wilson & Katherine Jones.

He was a member of the Concord Church. He was retired from Andis & Son Logging. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Survivors include Son: Robert Dale Andis & wife Kristy of Paoli, IN; Daughters:Patricia Threet & husband Greg of Dale, IN, Lometa Paugh & Husband Dwayne of Kill Devil Hills, NC; 14 grandchildren and 21 great - grandchildren.

Service at 11 :00 am Wednesday November 20th at Dillma Scott funeral home with Pastor Ron  McClintock officiating. Interment will follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.


David Halbert

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Sun., Jun. 3, 1962
ied: Sun., Nov. 3,2013

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Thu., Nov. 07, 2013

Location: Dillman-Scott Funeral Home

David C. Halbert, 51 years of age of Paoli, IN passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at IU Health, Paoli, Indiana. He was born June 03, 1962 Paoli, IN to John William and Linda Laymon Halbert. Proceeded in death by one son, Nole Halbert December 14, 1985.

He was a PHS Graduate of 1980. He was a member of Concord Church. He also attended Paoli Nazarene Church and Paoli Nursing Home Church. He attended the Industrial Drafting program at Vincennes University. He was also was a University of Phoenix Graduate. He was also a United States Navy Veteran.

Survivors: Parents: John Halbert of Paoli, IN, Linda Laymon of Paoli, IN; Brothers:Marc Halbert of Paoli, IN, Michael Patton of Bloomington, IN; Sisters: Lori Nei of Paoli, IN, Tonya McDonald of Peoria AZ, Shawnnitta Garcia of Goodyear, AZ, Natosha Halbert of Goodyear, AZ.

Memorial Services held 1 :00 PM Thursday, November 7th, at the Dillman-Scott Funeral Home 226 West Campbell Street Paoli, IN. Interment to follow at a later date at the Paoli Community Cemetery.


Robin R. Jones

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

June 1, 1957-November3,2013

Shoals, Indiana

Robin R. Jones, 56, of Shoals, passed away on November 3, 2013 at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born on June 1, 1957 in Dubois County, Indiana to William "Bill" and Janie (Vogel) Jones.

He attended Springs Valley Schools. Robin was the owner/operator of Jones Trucking. He loved mushroom hunting and he enjoyed spending countless hours doing his own mechanical work in his garage.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Debbie Montgomery of Shoals Two sons, Nathan Jones and Brittany Blaker of Shoal,s Roy Montgomery and Teresa Jo Lundy of Shoals, One daughter, Melissa Dobson of Shoals, Six granddaughters, Brooklyn Dobson, Adriane Dobson-Payne, Alexis Jones, McKenzieJones, Attikka Blaker, and Brazelea Lents, all of Shoals, One brother, James and Tonya Jones of Paoli, Two sisters, Candi and Scott Jones of Medora, Susie and Mark Roach of French Lick. He was preceded in death by one son in infancy and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6,2013 at the Queen- Lee Funeral Home in Shoals. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at I :00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Rev. John Moffatt will officiate the service.


David Richard Wilson

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David Richard Wilson, 66, of Cuzco, passed away at 11 :00 PM, Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his residence.

David was born May 4, 1947 in Gary, Indiana to Alonzo and Violet (McDonald) Wilson. He married Charlottia "Charlie" Burkeen on January 2, 1981 and she survives.

David was a 1965 graduate of Gary Lew Wallace High School and had previously owned the Cuzco Store. He enjoyed music, especially playing guitars.

He is survived by his mother, Violet Wilson of Jasper, wife, Charlottia "Charlie" Wilson of Cuzco, son, Phil McCoy of Calvert City, Kentucky, daughters, Nicole Littrell and Victoria Butler both of Crown Point and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Gary Wilson of Duncan, Oklahoma and Larry Wilson of Spring, Texas and a sister, Joann Carter of Rensselaer.

Preceding him in death were his father, Alonzo Wilson and a sister, Carol Yurko.

Cremation was chosen as final disposition. There will be no services. T.L. Pinnick Mortuary, 785 South Bears Bend Road, French Lick, is in charge of arrangements


Grant E Marshall, Sr.

Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

Born: Sun Aug 22, 1926 -- Died: Thu Ju125, 2013

Grant E Marshall SR, 86 years of age of Paoli, IN passed away Thursday at 11 :08 PM, July 25,2013 at his residence. he was born August 22, 1926 in French Lick, IN to Mickel and Hazel (Mason) Marshall.

Formerly Employed at Osborne Rapid Transit also worked at the old Putt-Putt in French Lick owned by his grandfather and former employee of the stables at French Lick Hotel. Member of the Sulphur Creek Baptist Church, also attended Paoli Central Baptist Church, member American Legion French Lick, Paoli VFW, Longtime member Paoli Country Club. U.S. ARMY Veteran WW 2.

Preceded in death by Parents, First wife, the former Lorraine Lynch, 1 Brother, Frank Marshall.

Survivors include his Wife, Glenda Long Marshall of Paoli, IN.  3 Sons: Grant E Marshall JR - French Lick, IN, Rex Marshall- French Lick, IN, Barry Marshall - French Lick, IN and 4 Daughters: Terry Duncan - Ohio, Tyana England - Paoli, IN, Robin Hobson - Paoli, IN, and Michelle Tinkle - Paoli, IN. 2 Sisters: Madeline Harmon of Orleans, IN and Sharon Morgan of Whiteland, IN, 16 Grandchildren, and 10 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Dillman - Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street Paoli, IN. Interment to follow at the Paoli Community Cemetery.


Vannie Roosevelt Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Matthew Rites (12-24-67)

Funeral services for Vannie (Ted) Matthew were held Wednesday afternoon at Ochs Funeral Home followed by burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Matthew, 64, died Saturday night at Dunn Memorial Hospital, Bedford, where he had been a patient since the previous Wednesday. He had undergone surgery on Saturday. He was born in Saltillo, September 15, 1903, the son of Winfield and Ida Lawyer Matthew. He married Elizabeth Goins and she survives. Surviving with the widow are one daughter, Mrs. Lester Clark, Orleans; five sons,John, Paul David and Gene, all of Orleans, Kenneth and Rodney at home. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Marshall, Orleans, and Mrs. Marie Ryan of Indianapolis; three brothers, Jack of Detroit, Michigan, Byrle of Austin, Texas, and Lewis 
of Odon.



Elizabeth Jane Goin Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

 Obituary. Elizabeth Matthew

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Ochs Funeral Home for Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Matthew, with the Rev. W. C. Polson, assisted by Rev. Ray H. French, pastor of the Orleans Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Mrs. Matthew, 63, died at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night, October 11, at Orange County Hospital where she was admitted about noon after suffering a stroke at her home on Route 2. She was born April 17, 1906, in Lawrence County to John and Bessie Reynolds Goins. She married Vannie Matthew in May 1926, and he preceded her in death in December 1967. She had lived most of her life in Orleans. She was a member of the Orleans Baptist Church and War Mothers. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Betty Clark, Orleans; five sons, Gene, Rodney, Paul and John, all of Orleans, and Kenny at home; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Brim and Mrs. Josephine Brim, both of Orleans; one brother, John Goins, Orleans and nine grandchildren. One son, Max, preceded her in death in January 1950.


Mary Kathryn Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. On June 26, 1926, a little Sunbeam christened Mary Kathryn came into the home of Vannie and Elizabeth Matthew. After a brief stay of three months and twenty three days God called her to the home he had prepared for her. We cannot understand why but God knows best. Mary Kathryn cannot come to us, but we can go to her. She leaves to mourn her loss a father and mother and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Goin, Wednesday evening, October 20, conducted by Rev. Henderson, of Mitchell, after which her body was laid to rest in the Fairview Cemetery at Orleans.

Card of Thanks. We desire to take this means of expressing our thanks and appreciation to our neighbors and friends for their sympathy and help in the sickness and death of our darling baby. Mr. and Mrs. Vannie Matthew.


Cynthia Ann Clark
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

 Clark Infant to Be Buried Here Funeral services will be held at the Orleans Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Friday, for Cynthia Ann Clark, three month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clark of Port Clinton, Ohio. The baby, born March 12, of this year, and afflicted since birth with meningocele, a spinal disease, died early Wednesday morning at a hospital in Toledo, Ohio, where it had been for treatment the past week. The remains were brought to the Ochs Funeral Home Wednesday night, and taken this morning to the home of Mrs. Clark’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vannie Matthew, to lie in state until the funeral hour. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.

 Obituary. On March 12, 1949, a little daughter, Cynthia Ann, was sent to brighten and make happier the home of Betty and Lester Clark. Cindy, as she was lovingly called by all her loved ones, was the pride and joy of her parents and doting grandparents, as well as both Great-Grandfather Goin and Great Grandmother and Grandfather Matthew. Even though our baby was given to us with an affliction, and no assurance of how long her stay with us would be, we treasure each moment we’ve kept her more than anyone knows. But in the early morning hours of June 15th, after three months and three days of utmost happiness, although our hearts were often heavy with the suffering of our baby, God knew He needed our darling for another jewel, so He called her from her suffering to be with Him where her suffering is over. Although all the care that loving hands and those most skilled in medical care could give, were rendered, it was to no avail. We who loved her most cannot understand why, but we know the Good Lord knows best. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, both grandparents and great grandparents, together with uncles and aunts, and a host of relatives and friends.


 Nelson Eugene Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Nelson Matthew. July 11, 1929 – December 29, 1995

Orleans – Services were held at McAdams Mortuary, Paoli for Nelson “Gene” Matthew, 66, Orleans, who died Friday at Bedford Regional Medical Center. Rev. Wade Judy officiated and burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Orleans, with military rites accorded by Warren Brock American Legion Post 69 of Orleans. Born in Orange County, he was the son of Vannie “Ted” and Elizabeth Jane (Goins) Matthew. He married Janet Marie Terrell December 19, 1976 and she died November 30, 1995. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired from Fort Motor Company in Bedford. He attended Mount Horeb Baptist Church of Orleans. Survivors include one son, Ted G. Matthew of Orleans; two step-sons: Richard Cox and Robert Stephens, both of Orleans; three stepdaughters: Sherri Young of Salem, Terri Boyer of Orleans and Kelli Cox of Huron; one sister, Betty Burnell of Orleans; two brothers: John and Paul David Matthew, both of Orleans; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by three sons: Terry, Barry and mark Matthew; his parents; three brothers: Max, Rodney and Kenny Matthew, and one grandchild.


Mark Leon Matthew   May 3-May 4, 1953
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

 Death Notice. A two-pound baby, born prematurely Sunday at the Bedford Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Matthew, Route 2, died Monday night. Short services were held Tuesday afternoon at Ochs Funeral Home followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery. The baby was named Mark Leon. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vannie Matthew.

 Terry Lee and Barry Dean Matthew   B/D June 27, 1956
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Graveside Rites for Twin Boys, Graveside rites for twin sons, Terry Lee and Barry Dean, born prematurely Wednesday evening to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Matthews of Orleans, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. They were born at Clark Hospital in Paoli and are survived besides the parents by the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Pearl Owens of Paoli and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Matthew of Orleans. The Ochs Funeral Home of Orleans was in charge of funeral arrangements and burial was in Orleans FairviewCemetery. (Bedford Mail, Bedford, IN; June 28, 1956)


Max Leon Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Max Leon Matthew was born to Vannie and Elizabeth Matthew at Orleans, Indiana, April 9, 1931. Here he attended school and worked diligently, making for himself many friends and winning the admiration of all. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on Boots his request was granted, and he joined his brother, Gene, aboard the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt. While on leave he lost his life in an accident, January 12, 1950. With so many years ahead that held unforeseen opportunities, it is hard to realize why one so young has to be taken from  us. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vannie Matthew; one sister, Mrs. Betty Clark of Port Clinton, Ohio; five brothers, Gene, Rodney, Johnnie, Paul David and Kenny; grandparents, one brother-in-law, aunts and uncles and a host of relatives and friends.

 Card of Thanks. May we take this means of expressing our most sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives, friends and neighbors for their sympathy and many kindnesses shown us at the tragic death of our beloved son and brother, Max L. Matthew. Especially do we thank Rev. Bodenhamer for his words of consolation, and the Ochs Funeral Home for their many considerations and acts of kindness; also the American Legion and the V.F.W. Post and their Auxiliaries and the members of the Baptist Church for taking part in the services in any way. May the richest of God’s blessings rest upon you, is our prayer. Mr. and Mrs. Vannie Matthew and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clark.


Rodney Lee Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Rodney L. Matthew. Former Orleans resident Rodney L. Matthew, 51, died at 4:15 p.m. October 14 at the home of Marie Sullivan on R. 2, French Lick.  Born April 2, 1933 in Orleans, he was the son of Vannie and Elizabeth Goin Matthew. A veteran of the U. S. Air Force, he attended the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Hawk and Cindy Matthew, Orleans; four brothers, Gene, John and Paul David Matthew of Orleans, and Kenny Matthew of Paoli; a sister, Betty Clark and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by the parents, a son and a brother, Max Matthew. Funeral services were held at the Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Rev. William Cordes officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.


Scott Barry Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary. Rites Set. Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. He was born in Orange County January 8, 1964 to Paul and Elizabeth Jones Matthew. He married Rita Bundy April 28, 1987 and she survives. He was a 1982 graduate of Orleans High School and was employed with Essex in Orleans. Surviving with the wife are the parents of Orleans; one step-daughter, Stephanie Tanksley, at home; one brother, Dent Matthew of Orleans; and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Jones of Mitchell.

Kenneth Farrell Matthew  April 15, 1944 - July 12, 1989
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Obituary: Kenneth Matthew. French Lick – Kenneth F. Matthew, 45, of French Lick, formerly of Orleans, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at IU Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born April 15, 1944 in Orange County, to Vannie and Elizabeth Goin Matthew. He was employed at French Lick Springs Hotel and was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1962. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Betty Burnell, Orleans, and three brothers: Gene, John W., and Paul D. Matthew, all of Orleans. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Rodney and Max. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home, the Rev. Wade Judy officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Orleans. Friends may call at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home after noon today.

Paul David Matthew
Courtesy of Cathy Clark Beard

Paul D. Matthew, 72, of Orleans, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home. Paul was born May 29, 1938, in Orange County. He was the son of Vannie and Elizabeth Goins Matthew. He married Elizabeth Jones on July 27, 1958, and she survives. He worked in the repair department of the former Carpenter Body Works in Mitchell, retiring in 1997. He was a United States Army veteran. Paul is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Dent Matthew of Orleans; a daughter, Donna Kay Snow of Mitchell; one brother, John Matthew; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Scott Matthew; four brothers, Gene Matthew, Max Matthew, Rodney Matthew and Kenny Matthew; and one sister, Betty Clark Burnell. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairview Cemetery, Orleans with military rites by the Mitchell American Legion, Cecil C. Martin Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107 of Mitchell. Ochs-Tetrick Funeral Home in Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

 Mrs. Belle Crowe
Courtesy of Steve Morrison

Cedar Rapids Gazette 6 April 1945 

 Mrs Belle Crowe, 75, former Cedar Rapids and Blairstown residence, died Thursday at Gary, Ind.  The mother of Ernest Crowe of Blairstown, IA until last November she had resided at 838 Second street NW in Cedar Rapids.  She left last fall to be near her daugher at Gary.

 Born June 25, 1869 near French Lick, Ind. she was married to Wiliam Crowe in 1887.  They were the parents of 10 children, three of who, with the husband preceded her in death.  Two sons and five daughers survive.  They are: Claude Crowe of Chicago, Mrs Carl Crammer, Mrs Roy McKittrick, Mrs Thomas Loggie, Mrs Cecil Kirby, all of Gary, Ind., Mrs J. O. LarMar of Cedar Rapids and Ernest Crowe of Blairstown.  There are 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Mrs Crowe moved to Blairstown in 1917 and lived there until 1920, when she came to Cedar Rapids.  Services will be Saturday afternoon at Gary.  

Ruth Ellen (Underwood) Heckler Condra
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

The Daily Times Mail - Bedford, Indiana
March 28, 1986

French Lick - Ruth Condra, 82, French Lick, died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at Medco Center in French Lick, Indiana.

She was born February 3, 1904 in Orange County to Edward and Ethel Wilson Underwood.  

On February 21, 1948, in White County, Searcy, Arkansas, Ruth married Harvey Anderson Condra of Orange County and he survives.

Also surviving are one son, Melvin Heckler, of Texas; one stepson, Jack Condra of Loogootee; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Springs Valley Church Of The Nazarene and Orange County Senior Citizens.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home in French Lick, the Rev. Leo Reed officiating. Burial will be Ames Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. today.

Courtesy of Chiquita (Heckler) Baker with added notations.

Ruth Ellen was born to Edward and Fannie Ethel (Wilson) Underwood of Prospect, and died March 27, 1986.  Harold Underwood was her only sibling.

At the age of 20, she wed Lawrence Eleazer Heckler of West Baden on May 10, 1924.  Lawrence died December 16, 1972 in Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.

Together they had one son,  Lawrence Melvin Heckler, who was away in the US Navy for 21 years.  Melvin wed Ruth Evelyn (Bledsoe) of French Lick and provided Ruth and Lawrence with 3 grandchildren:  Jerry Lynn Heckler (deceased 1944), Monty Lynn Heckler (deceased 1980), and Chiquita (Heckler) Baker (surviving).

Derek L. D. Brown 
Courtesy of Chiquita Heckler Baker

November 29, 1967  -  June 19, 2015

Born: November 29, 1967  in Vincennes, IN
Death: June 19, 2015 in Louisville, KY

Occupation: Retired chiropractor.

Organizations: Member of Island Free Methodist Church. Member of Delta Sigma Chi.

Derek Lee Brown, 47, of Paoli, IN passed away Friday June 19, 2015 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY.

He was born November 29, 1967 in Vincennes, IN the son of Neil and Clara Belle (Judy) Brown.

Derek was a retired Chiropractor. He was a graduate of the Logan University College of Chiropractic. He was a member of the Island Free Methodist Church. He was a member of Delta Sigma Chi.

Surviving are his father and step-mother: Neil and Marsha Brown of Paoli, IN, and a sister: Sherry Ridao of Petersburg, IN.

Preceding him in death were his mother: Clara Brown, and a brother: Ronnie Brown.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, 1303-12th Street Lawrenceville, IL 62439, with visitation from 11:00 am until the service.

Burial will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Cresthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, 7573 East Illinois 250 Claremont, IL 62421.

This memorial provided by:  Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, IL  and shared by Chiquita Heckler Baker.

Thomas Taggart Burtt, Jr. 
Chiquita (Heckler) Baker

Thomas Taggart Burtt, Jr.

Date of Birth:

Saturday, May 12th, 1928

Date of Death:

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Funeral Home:

Jones Funeral Home

228 S. Pleasant Valley Road

WinchesterVirginia, UNITED STATES 22601

Thomas Taggart Burtt Jr, 87, of Winchester, VA died on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at a local nursing home.

He was born May 12, 1928 in Racine, Wisconsin, the son of Thomas Taggart Burtt, Sr. and Louise Jass Burtt.

After serving his country in The United States Air Force from 1946-1967 he was a dispatch officer for the Arlington Police Department. He then became an Animal Control Officer for the town of Vienna, VA. He attended Market Street United Methodist Church.

Mr. Burtt is survived by his wife, Anne P. Burtt of Winchester; two children, Thomas Taggart Burtt, lll of Gladys, VA and Keith Michael Burtt of Creston, OH; stepson, Micheal G. Rohlfs and finance’, Aimee of Marietta, GA; four sisters and their families, Jean Borkenhagen of Wakesha, WI, Mary Mielke of Kenosha, WI, Bonnie Borgen of OshKosh, WI, and Linda Rullman of Lake Geneva, WI.

He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Mr. Burtt is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary D. Burtt.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 19, 2015 at the Jones Funeral home in Winchester. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Eric Song officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

www.Obits. For, as shared by Chiquita (Heckler) Baker