Orange County Obituaries


COLLIER, Mary Ann, Springs Valley Herald (April 27, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Mary Ann, 69, wife of Harry Collier, died in Indianapolis Saturday.
Funeral service was held in the Edwin Ray Methodist Church in Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Washington Park cemetery.
Besides the husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Alberta Ross of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Dickison of Indianapolis and Mrs. George Dunn of St. Petersburg, Florida; three brothers, Banks Pope of Detroit, Mich.; George Pope of French Lick and Frank Pope of West Baden; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Submitted by Tom Agan.

McCRACKEN, Lucy W., Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Lucy McCracken, 88, passed away Thursday night May 4th at the home of her step-son, Hershel McCracken, where she had been moved to from the Washington Hospital where she was a patient since March 31st on account of a broken hip.
Ta-Ta, as she was know by her many friends, took over the insurance business after the death of her husband, J. E. McCracken in Dec. 1920.
Bro. William Hancock was in charge of the funeral service Sunday afternoon at the Primitive Baptist Church where she was a member. Burial took place in the Ames Cemetery.
She was the last survivor of a family of eight children.
She is survived by five nieces, Lucy Alice Wells, Freda Leonard, Thelma Gridley, Irene Pope and Helen Bonke; nephews Clifford, Lloyd and Edwin Wells, Paul and Frank Wolfington and one step-son Hershel McCracken.

Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1950) Obituary
Lucy W. McCracken, daughter of Willis and Nancy E. Wells, was born in Orange County, April 1st, 1862. She passed away May 4th, 1950, at 11:30 p.m. at the home of her step-son, Mr. and Mrs. Hershel McCracken, French Lick, Ind. she sustained an injury March 31st, which resulted in her death.
She was united in marriage to James E. McCracken, December 24, 1905 and made a home for him and his two sons, Banks and Hershel. Her husband preceded her in death December 29, 1920. After his death she continued to carry on the insurance work, which he had been engaged in for many years.
She is the last survivor of a family of eight children. Those preceding her in death are Lula, Rose, Peal, Ed, Jim, Dill and Sam.
She was united with the Primitive Baptist Church in early life and remained a devout christian until her death.
She will long be remembered for her kind deeds and unselfish service in the interest of others. She was lovingly known to her many friends as Ta-Ta.
Those relatives surviving her are: her four nieces, Lucy Alice Wells, Freda Leonard, Thelma Findley, Irene Pope and Helen Bonke, nephews Clifford, Lloyd and Edwin Wells, Paul and Frank Wolfington and one step son, Hershel McCracken.


The family wishes to thank the many friends and neighbors who helped in any way during her illness and death and especially Mr. and Mrs. Ritter and Rev. Hancock for their kindness and efficient service. Mr. and Mrs. Hershel McCracken and Family and Four Nieces. Submitted by Tom Agan.

CROWE, Belle Moore, Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Bell Crowe, 66, who suffered a stroke Monday night passed away at her home in West Baden Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Crowe was employed as a maid at the Grand Hotel in French Lick and had worked Monday and seem to be feeling well as usual.
Funeral service will be held in the morning, Friday, at 10:30 in the West Baden Baptist Church by Rev. David Garland. Burial will take place in Ames Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Eager of Mitchell, Ind., and two sons, Herbert Moore of West Baden and Glenn Moore of Ohio.

Springs Valley Herald (May 18, 1950) Obituary
Isola Belle Crowe, daughter of Cephus and Mary Morgan Baggerly, was born August 5, 1883 and died May 10, 1950 at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Her early life was spent in Dubois County, Indiana. On January 13, 1900 she married John Moore. There were three children in their home, Glenn W. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Bernice Eager of Mitchell and Hershel G. of West Baden.
Seventeen years ago, Mrs. Crowe took her great nephew, Jack Johnson, into her home and he has been like a son to her throughout his life. Her greatest wish was to see Jack graduate from the West Baden High School with the class of 1950. However her leaving the week before commencement has prevented her enjoying this occasion.
she leaves to mourn her loss the three children and their families, Jack Johnson, two brothers, Wes Baggerly of Indianapolis and Will Baggerly of Bloomington; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Johnson and Mrs. Lizzie Weddle, both of Los Angeles, California and one grandson, little Bill Moore of West Baden.


We wish to thank our friends who helped in any way during the illness and death of our mother, Belle Crowe. We extend our special thanks and appreciation to the pall bearers, flower bearers, singers, pianist, Rev. David Garland and Mr. and Mrs. Schmutzler. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Eager, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Moore, Jack Johnson. Submitted by Tom Agan.

PINNICK, Porter A., Springs Valley Herald (May 11, 1950) Death Notice
Porter A. Pinnick, 76, passed away at his home at Hoopeston, Ill., May 4, 1950 after several months illness. Mr. Pinnick had lived his entire life in this community until moving to Hoopeston, 2 1/2 years ago.
Mr. Pinnick was born December 9, 1873 near French Lick and was married to Belle Harmon October 12, 1898. To this union were born seven children, three of whom died in infancy.
Surviving with Mrs. Pinnick are three sons, Leo of Hoopeston, Ivan of Gary, Ralph of Indianapolis and one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Wells of Hoopeston, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Nazarene Church in Hoopeston with burial in the Floral Hill cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.

HOLLINGSWORTH, James Wright, Springs Valley Herald (May 18, 1950) Death Notice
James Wright Hollingworth, 45, died in a hospital in Tampa, Florida Friday following several weeks illness. He is the son of the late John W. Hollingworth, who for many years operated a jewely store here.
Funeral services and burial took place in Union, South Carolina.
He is survived by the wife, his mother, Mrs. May Hollingsworth, who is in a nursing home in Bedford. Submitted by Tom Agan.

FELKNOR, Matilda E., Springs Valley Herald (May 18, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Matilda E. Felknor, 85, passed away Thursday, May 11th, in a nursing home in Bloomington, Ind. The Felknor's live in West Baden before moving to Bloomington a few years ago.
Funeral service was conducted in the West Baden First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon by Rev. David Garland. Interment took place in Ames Cemetery.
She is survived by the husband, James Felknor and one daughter, Mrs. George Smith of Bloomington, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Charles of West Baden ad Mrs. Hattie Isom of Bloomington, Ind.; three brothers, John, Lewis and Grover Bedster, all of West Baden. Submitted by Tom Agan.

CLARK, Elmer J., Springs Valley Herald (May 18, 1950) Death Notice
Elmer Clark, 54, died in the Washington Hospital Thursday, May 11th. He had been in failing health for the past eight years and was compelled to quit his work as rural mail carrier after 24 years of service. He was in service of his country in World War 1.
Rev. W. A. Frye assisted by Rev. Barber were in charge of the funeral service at the Pilgrim Holiness Church Sunday afternoon followed with burial in Ames cemetery.
He leaves the wife, and six children, William and Charles of French Lick, Lorene Rainey of Bedford, Robert, Donald and Betty at home and five grandchildren.

Springs Valley Herald (May 18, 1950) Obituary
Elmer J. Clark was born September 10, 1895 in Martin County. He was one of eight children born to Charles and Eunice Clark. He grew to young manhood in his home on the farm and attended school at Powell Valley and the West Baden High School/ On December 9, 1922 he was married to Wilma Freeman and together they established a home which has stood through joy and sorrow for these twenty eight years. Eight children came to bless this home, two of which died in infancy.
Elmer served his country in World War 1 and spent his time in Panama. He was a mail carrier for twenty four years and served those on his route well until ill health forced him to retire. He has been sick for eight years and the last few days his suffering was very severe. During all his years of illness he was patient in his suffering.
Elmer was a man who liked to help those around him and got a great enjoyment from that service. His devotion to his family was always evident and he received much enjoyment from his companion and children during his years of suffering. His five grandchildren were very dear and precious to him.
On Mother's Day a year ago Elmer called to see his mother, who lived alone, and found her as life was slipping away. Also his father and one sister have preceded him in death.
Elmer lived a good moral life. He did not believe you should belong to any special church, but that the life lived was the most important thing. He believed in the power of prayer and prayed often. The many visits of the ministers was greatly appreciated by him and was a great consolation in his illness.
He died on May 11, 1950 in the Daviess County Hospital. He leaves behind his loving wife, and these six children: William and Charles of French Lick, Lorene Rainey of Bedford, Indiana, Robert, Donald and Betty at home. He also leaves five grandchildren: Janet Lea, Billie Earl, Betty Jo, Elmer Darrell Clark and Wilma Darlene Rainey besides other friends, relatives and neighbors who will miss his presence.


We sincerely thank our many neighbors and friends who offered their sympathy and assistance in any way during the illness and death of our dear husband and father, Elmer Clark. We especially thank the Rev. Frye and Rev. Barber for their consoling words, Dr. Boyd and Dr. Sugarman, the beautiful floral tributes, flower girls, pall bearers, Mr. and Mrs. Ritter for their efficient service. Mrs. Elmer Clark and Family. Submitted by Tom Agan.

DEJNOSKA, Dessie Reynolds, Springs Valley Herald (May 25, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Dessie Reynolds Dejnoska, 36, passed away at her home on Indiana Avenue Sunday morning from cancer.
After graduating from French Lick High School she entered the Michael Reese Hospital for nurses training. During World War II she answered her country's call and served as a First Lieutenant in the Nursing Corps, where she net and wed Dr. Eman Dejnoska II, who was killed while in a mission in Germany in 1946. His body was returned to Saratoga, New york for burial in December, 1946 while Dessie was in the hospital.
She was employed at Dr. B. E. Sugarman's office from February 1947 until January of this year when she had to give up her work on account of ill health.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church of which she was a member Monday afternoon by Rev. T. G. Scott.
Immediately after the services the body was taken by undertaker Gerald Ritter, accompanied by Alden Shields, to Saratoga for burial beside her husband.
She is survived by one son, Eman III, better known as "Manny", her mother, Mrs. Lucretia Reynolds, four sisters, Mrs. Perry Jones of Hillham, Mrs. W. F. Gruber and Mrs. Harold Morgan of French Lick and Mrs. Selma Pinnick of Indianapolis; three brothers, John of Genesco, Ill., Ale of Hillham and Charles of Waverland, Indiana. Submitted by Tom Agan.

DORSETT, Alta, Springs Valley Herald (June 1, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Alta Dorsett, 52, wife of Charles Dorsett, passed away Wednesday morning at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis where she was taken Monday. She had been suffering with cancer the past several months.
The body will lie in state at Schmutzler's Funeral Home until Friday afternoon at two o'clock when funeral service will be held in the Pilgrim Holiness Church by Rev. Frye and Rev. Barber. Burial will take place in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery.
Besides the husband she leaves one son, T-Sgt. Ishmael, who is stationed at Hampton, Va., one daughter, Dona, two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Crecelius of Corydon, Ind., Mrs. Lillian Royer of French Lick and three brothers, Harry Burton of Wabash, Ind., James and Emmett Burton of French Lick.

Springs Valley Herald (June 8, 1950)
We wish to express our appreciation to the many friends and neighbors for their acts of sympathy during our recent bereavement at the death of our wife and mother. We especially wish to thank Rev. and Mrs. Barber and Rev. and Mrs. Frye and Mr. and Mrs. Schmutzler for their kindness. Charles Dorsett and Family. Submitted by Tom Agan.

LINE, Bertha Jeanett, Springs Valley Herald (June 8, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Bertha J. Line, 71, was found in bed dead Saturday morning at her home in Hillham. Mrs. Line had been sick, but was thought to be better.
Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in the Hillham Methodist Church where she was a member, Sunday afternoon by Rev. Flickner. Burial took place in the Emmons Ridge cemetery.
She leaves the husband, Knofel Line, three sons, G. E. Kail of Indianapolis, Raymond Kail of West Baden and Vernon Kail of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs Rose Wagoner and Mrs. Dennis Kearby, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Springs Valley Herald (June 8, 1950) Obituary
Today we accept the sorrow which comforts us not as a loss, but her gain; not as going into darkness, but as into a marvelous light. "Blessed are the pure in Heart, for they shall see God."
This is our assurance today for the happiness which lies beyond this vale of tears, sorrow and suffering. We pay tribute to this Companion, Mother and friend who had a broad smile and a cheery "Howdy-do" for friends and neighbors. Even though suffering she could look up with a smile and so we pay our parting tribute to Bertha Jeanett Line.
She was the last of a family of 8 children born into the home of Samuel and Mary Moore, October 31, 1878. She spent most of her life in and around Emmons Ridge. She was converted in her early years and was a member of the United Brethren church and not long ago became a member of the Hillham M. E. Church and she believed wholeheartedly in the teaching of the church and lived her life accordingly, attending services when health permitted.
On November 3, 1894 she was married to A. A. Kail and to this union 5 children were born: Ross, French Lick; G. E., Indianapolis; Raymond, West Baden Springs and Vernon, New Albany and 1 son, Samuel, preceded her in infancy.
On October 25, 1913 she was united in Holy Matrimony to Knofel A. Line and to this union a daughter, Violet, was born and Mother Line and husband have made their home with Violet and family and a granddaughter, Joan, was born into this happy little home and she has been a real Mother to this granddaughter and also to a great granddaughter, Billie Lea. She loved and cherished them, and her son-in-law, Dennis, as if they were her very own. Mother Line will be sadly missed by her loving companion, Dennis, Joan, Billie, sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and neighbors.
Mother Line has realized for some time that Jesus had her Mansion ready and would soon beckon her home and she asked that no one shed a tear over her passing and asked them to always stand by Violet and comfort her as she had done everything that loving hands and money could do for her, but Jesus wanted her to come home and she had the promise from Father Line that he would meet her in Heaven. Mother Line was always glad to see her children come home and was constantly praying for their soul. It was June 3, 1950 that death claimed this loving wife, mother and grandmother.
May we sum Mother Line's life by paraphrasing slightly the words of Paul with "She has fought the good fight, she has finished her course, she has kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid u for her a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give."
This did she live with the hope and full confidence that a greater and eternal reward awaited her beyond this vale of sorrow and suffering. She has now passed to the reward of such a life, full of Glory and the honor that comes from such a service to God and to humanity. May we each and all find pleasure in the emulation of this honest way of living and in her implicit faith and trust in God.
As a companion, mother and neighbor she was ever kind and affectionate. These little characteristics of love and friendliness, these little personalities from childhood to old age are the things that will cause her name to live in our memory.


Mr. Line and family wishes to thank everyone for every kind deed shown them during the sickness and death of their loving wife and mother. Especially do we thank our good minister, Rev. Flickner, the honorary pall bearers, singers, pall bearers, Rev. Woodrow Archer and Harold Schmutzler, the undertaker. Submitted by Tom Agan.

DRAKE, William L., Springs Valley Herald (June 6, 1950) Death Notice
William L. Drake, 72, farmer in the Cane Creek neighborhood, died late Saturday afternoon.
Bro. Fred Weseman conducted the funeral services at Cane Creek Monday afternoon. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.
He leaves the wife, Louella, three daughters, Mrs. Maude Crowder, Betty and Olive Drake, one son, Bruce Drake, two grandchildren, George and Joe Crowder. Submitted by Tom Agan.

McCAMPBELL, Ralph, Springs Valley Herald (June 15, 1950) Death Notice
Ralph McCampbell, 62, succumbed from the effects of cancer here last Thursday after being confined to his home for four months. He had been a resident of French Lick for 46 years except about 7 years spent at Chandler, Arizona, where he was manager of a chain grocery, having gone there for his wife's health.
He was affiliated with the Star Store here for several years before going west. He entered the hardware and Furniture business in 1927, later making his son a partner in the firm of McCampbell & Son.
He was a member of the Methodist Church, French Lick Lodge 586 F. & A. M. and the Shrine of Evansville. He was also a member of and past president of the local Kiwanis Club, and served as vice-president of the Indiana Retail Hardware Association.
He had been in failing health for the past two years, but was not hospitalized until about four months ago.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on College Street, Sunday afternoon by Rev. Thomas Scott, pastor of the Methodist Church with the local Masonic Lodge conferring the rites at the grave in Ames Chapel cemetery.
He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Bernice (Smith) McCampbell, a son, James Robert, his father, A. H. McCampbell, and a brother, Clifford, both of Indianapolis and a brother, Frank of Berkeley, California.

Springs Valley Herald (June 15, 1950) Obituary
Ralph McCampbell, son of Andrew H. and Etta Henderson McCampbell, was born near Marshall, Parke County, Indiana, August 13, 1887 and passed to the Great Beyond, at French Lick, Indiana, June 8th, 1950 at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 26 days.
His early life was spent on the farm and he received his early schooling in the community where he lived. He came with his parents to live at French Lick, Indiana in 1904, and attended the local High School for a while and later went to the Crawfordsville High School where he graduated. Following his leaving school he was a grocery clerk in French Lick for some time and was employed in the News Stand at the French Lick Springs Hotel. Subsequently he was engaged in the hotel business in Gary, Indiana for some years.
He was married to Miss Bernice Smith of French Lick, Indiana, June 11th, 1913. To this union was born one son, James Robert, who with the widow survive him.
For some time after his marriage he was connected with the Star Store in French Lick, until the condition of the health of his wife caused him to seek another climate at Albuquerque, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona,. He managed a chain grocery store at Chandler, Arizona for seven years which was valuable training for him.
In 1927 he and his family returned to French Lick and entered the hardware and furniture business which with his son he continued until his passing.
He was a faithful member and liberal supporter of the Methodist Church for 36 years, and was also a member of the French Lick Kiwanis Club and was a past President of the same. He was affiliated with the French Lick Lodge of Masons and a member of the Shrine of Evansville, Indiana.
For about two years he had not enjoyed good health, but made a brave and gallant fight for recovery. His condition became critical about six months ago and since that time everything was done for him by his physician and family for his comfort. He faced the inevitable with great patience and resignation, with never a complaint. The testimony of his faithful companion for 37 years, tell more than any and all other words we might say. "Ralph never asked for a single thing be done for him during all his illness, and only expressed one wish which was that he might get well."
His passing will be keenly felt by his family in the home where he was most content and happiest. It is a great loss to his church and community. Besides the wife and son, he leaves his father, Andrew H. McCampbell and one brother, Clifford of Indianapolis and a brother, Frank of Berkeley, California with other relatives and friends who are left with a sense of a great loss. Submitted by Tom Agan.

JOHNSON, Lucinda, Springs Valley Herald (June 15, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Lucinda Johnson, 93, died at the home of her daughter south of town Wednesday. She had been an invalid for 5 years.
Funeral services were held at South Liberty Friday with Bro. Wm. Hancock officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Reathford and son Jordan Johnson.

Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1950) Obituary
Lucinda Johnson, daughter of Jordan and Mary Marlett was born April 20, 1856. She was married to Dr. Robert Johnson on April 10, 1894. To this union was born four children, Cyrus, who passed away October 5, 1946, Cora Bell, when she was eight years old, leaving Jordan and Myrtle Reathford. both of French Lick.
Sickness came to Lucinda five years ago after which she made her home with her daughter and family who gave her all loving hands could do for her, but after all had been done that kind hearts, loving hands and medical aid could do she passed away June 7, 1950 at the age of 94 years, 1 month and 18 days. She was one of a family of nine children, four brothers and five sisters. All preceding her in death, but one sister, Mrs. Inez Lindsey, who was with her during her last days.
Lucinda joined the Methodist Church in her young days, later going to the Church of Christ at South Liberty. In her last hours she prayed for God to take her home, then told her loved ones she was ready to go.
She leaves to mourn her loss two children, one sister, three grandchildren and one great grandchild and a host of relatives and friends.


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to those who assisted us in any way in our recent bereavement. Your kindness at this time is more deeply appreciated than any words can express. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reathford. Submitted by Tom Agan.

MOORE, Mattie, Springs Valley Herald (June 15, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Mattie Kennedy Moore, 60, passed away at her home in West Baden last night following a long illness.
The remains will lie in state at Ritter's Funeral Parlor from 9:30 p.m. today, Thursday, until noon Saturday when they will be moved to the First Baptist Church in West Baden to lie in state until 2:00 p.m. when Rev. David Garland will conduct the last rites. Interment will take place in the Ames Chapel Cemetery.
She is survived by the husband, George Moore, one daughter, Mrs. Fred Dixon of West Baden; four brothers, Alonzo Kennedy, Oliver Kennedy and Charles Kennedy, all of Indianapolis, and Arthur Kennedy of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Mrs. Ella Eastridge of Washington, Ind.

Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1950)
We extend our sincere appreciation to the pall bearers, flower girls, W. V. Ritter & Son, undertaker; and those who furnished the music. We especially want to thank Dr. Miller, Dr. Hammond and Rev. and Mrs. David Garland, and everyone who assisted in any way during the illness and death of our wife and mother. George Moore, Mrs. Fred Dixon. Submitted by Tom Agan.

WALTERS, John W., Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1950) Death Notice
This community was shocked to learn of the death of John W. Walters, south of Roberts, Ill. Mrs. Walters had arisen on June 13th and gone about her work as usual. When she called him and he did not answer she went to his room and found that he had passed away in his sleep.
Mr. Walters was born October 27, 1881 near Newton Stewart, Ind., a son of Benjamin and Mary Walters.
He married Ary E. Taylor on April 6, 1916 and they moved to Roberts, Ill. and have lived in that community for 34 years, where he had a host of friends.
Surviving are the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Brinkman, two step daughters, Mrs. Ruby Dietterlie and Mrs. Mabel McCorkel, three grandchildren, all of Roberts, Ill.; five brothers, George of Sidell, Luther of Onargo, Ill., James of Covington, Ind., Oscar of Paoli, Ind. and Howard of Roberts, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Simmons of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Anna Rogers of Muncie, Ind. and Mrs. Tilda Morrish of French Lick.
He was loved and held in highest esteem in his community as well as Orange County, Indiana, the place of his birth.
Funeral services were conducted June 15th in the Congregation Church in Roberts with the Rev. Dean Dalrymple in charge. Interment was in the Lyman cemetery. Submitted by Tom Agan.

ELLIS, Joseph, Springs Valley Herald (June 22, 1950) Death Notice
Mr. Joe Ellis passed away at his home in Indianapolis Wednesday morning after a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at Indianapolis with burial at the Paoli Cemetery at 2:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Ellis was a former resident of French Lick. He was a brother of the late M. U. Ellis and Thomas Ellis of this vicinity and E. E. Ellis of Cuzco, and a cousin of W. C. Ellis of French Lick. Submitted by Tom Agan.

YOUNG, Ava Ardella, Springs Valley Herald (June 29, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Ardella Young, 34, wife of Joe Young, took sick last Thursday and passed away Sunday afternoon from a hemorrhage enroute to the Washington Hospital.
The body lay in state at Schmutzler's Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon when Rev. Albert Nelson had charge of the funeral rites at Highland Chapel where she was a member. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Besides the husband, she leaves three children: Roy Lee, Margie Mae and Anna Loe; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McFarland of West Baden, four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Johnson of West Baden, Mrs. Dona Johnson of Morrell, Nebraska, Mrs. Demmalea Young, of West Baden and Mrs. Abigail Mills of Charleston, Ind.; three brothers, Farley Pierce of East Springfield, Penn., Foster Pierce of Indianapolis and George Pierce of Wabash, Ind.

Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Obituary
One time more we are brought to face the truth and reality of a poet's words, and in this season comes the passing of our wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, entering into that life eternal beyond, where no seasons ever unfold.
Ava Ardella, daughter of Harvey A. and Olive E. Runyon Pierce, was born March 10th, 1916, near West Baden Springs, Indiana. she was one of a family of eight children, her father having preceded her in death. She was reared in a christian home having followed its teachings all through life, being kind, thoughtful and helpful to those in need. She spent her entire life in the community in which she was born.
On September 14th, 1926, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Young, and to this union was born three children, Roy Lee, Margorie Mae and Anna Loe. Her love and devotion were so great for her family that she left nothing undone that would add to their comfort and happiness.
Some few years ago she united with the Independent Pilgrim Holiness Church, in which faith she lived until her death, and through her faith in God, bore her suffering with a smile, being ready when He called her home.
she leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband, three children. her mother, four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Johnson, West Baden Springs, Ind., Mrs Dona Johnson, Morrill, Neb., Mrs. Demmalea Young. West Baden Springs, Ind., Mrs. Abigail Mills, Charlestown, Ind. and three brothers, Farley Pierce, Springfield, Penn., Foster Pierce, Indianapolis, Ind. and George Pierce, Wabash, Ind. and a host of other relatives and friends.
After several weeks of suffering and afflictions, as a child pillows its head on it's mothers bosom and falls asleep, so our loved one quietly and peacefully fell asleep on June 25, 1950, to awake with the resurrection of the just, aged 34 years, 3 months and 15 days. Although there is a vacant chair in the home-- that can never be filled, we know that our loss is Heaven's gain, and that over yonder where suffering and sorrow never enter, she's waiting for us. Submitted by Tom Agan.

CHARLES, Rhodella, Springs Valley Herald (June 29, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Rhodella Charles, widow of late Lawrence Charles, passed away Thursday morning at 4:30 o'clock at the home of her brother, Golder Painter, in French Lick.
Funeral services will be held at the Painter home Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ella Denton and Mrs. Mary Hughes of French Lick, and Mrs. Emma Baxter of Terre Haute, Ind., and two brothers, Golder and Ingle Painter of French Lick. Submitted by Tom Agan.

WININGER, John W., Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Death Notice
John Wininger, 88, former resident of French Lick died suddenly Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Miller, near English, Indiana where he lived for the past several years. He has been in failing health for some time.
Funeral services will he held at the E. U. B. church here Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. DST, with burial at Ames Chapel.
Besides the daughter mentioned, he leaves four sons, William, Samuel, Roy of Columbus, Ind. and Rolla and a brother, Marion, of French Lick.

Springs Valley Herald (July 13, 1950) Obituary
John W. Wininger, son of the late Andy J. and Marjorie Wininger, was born in Orange County on August 20, 1862.
At the age of 24 he was united in marriage to Miss Ellen Green and to this union five children were born. They lived for many years in the vicinity of French Lick. His companion passed way in 1932.
For the past 12 years he has made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Fred and Cora Miller, near English, Ind.
"Uncle" John as he was know to most everyone had been very fortunate to live to the ripe old age that he did not have to be bedfast or linger for some time before leaving this life.
It was on July 5, 1950 around 5:30 a.m. after he had washed, dressed and made himself ready for breakfast that he sat down in his chair and quietly and peacefully slipped away to be with his Lord. Of he had lived until August 20 he would have been 88 years of age (87 years, 10 months and 15 days).
Early in life he and his companion were converted and went into the Sulphur Creek United Brethren Church later transferring to the French Lick Congregation. With the good people of this church, "Uncle" John proved to be a loyal, faithful and dependable worker for the Kingdom of God. He served the church as one of the earlier Superintendents of the Sunday School and in other capacities. He was a member of the Board of Trustees when this present building was purchased from the Presbyterian people. Practically everyone who knew him appreciated his services to the church as well as his financial support of the same.
The survivors include the five children, William L. of Anderson, Ind.; Sam of Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy, of Columbus, Ind.; Mrs. Cora Miller, English, Ind.; Rolla, of Jasper, Ind. There are 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Dillinger and Mrs. Lou Leonard, both of Bloomington, Ind.; 1 brother, Marion W. of French Lick; 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Earl Kendall of West Baden Springs and Mrs. Emory Graces, Charlestown, Ind.; 3 half-brothers, Charles C., Columbus and Thomas Wininger, all of French Lick. many are his friends and neighbors who regret to lose him from their circle of respected friends.


We sincerely thank all those who offered their assistance in any way through the death of our dear father, John Wininger. Especially we thank Rev. Mayhugh for his wonderful message and Mrs. Mayhugh and those assisting her in music, for the beautiful flower tribute and Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Tucker for their efficient service. The Children. Submitted by Tom Agan.

NELSON, Lee, Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Death Notice
Lee Nelson died at the Veterans Hospital in Indianapolis, after a years illness, July 4, 1950.
Lee was born to John and Elizabeth Nelson at Corydon, Indiana October 29, 1881. He spent most of his life in the vicinity of French Lick.
Many relatives and friends survive him, among whom are his three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lashbrook of Advance, Ind., Mrs. Velta Lashbrook of Bedford and Mrs. Katherine Gromer of Miami, Fla., two brothers, Ott and Jim Nelson of French Lick, and a sister Mrs. Kate Jones of Birdseye,. Also four grandchildren, Jimmie, Larry and Joycanne Lashbrook and Sally Gromer.
the funeral was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday July 6, the Schmutzler Funeral Home. Jehovah's witnesses officiated at the services. O. Ethridge, a close friend and one of the Jehovah's Witnesses, gave the discourse. The songs "Blessed Bible" and "The Great Shepherd" were sang during the services. Burial was at Wickliffe.

Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Obituary
Lee Nelson was born at Corydon, Indiana October 29, 1881, the son of John and Elizabeth Nelson. There he grew to young manhood, coming to French Lick when it was a busy hotel town, catering to the health seekers from all over America.
Here he established his own home into which three daughters were born. When the daughters were still very young, it fell to his lot to take the place of both father and mother in the home, a responsibility he accepted without complaint and which he fulfilled to the best of his ability.
Just a year ago on the fourth of July, 1949 he was stricken while visiting one of his daughters at Indianapolis, where he died at the Veterans Hospital exactly one year later in July 4, 1950.
He leaves to mourn his passing the three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lashbrook of Advance, Indiana, Mrs. Velta Lashbrook of Bedford, Indiana and Mrs. Cathryn Gromer of Hialeah, Florida. Also two brothers, James and Ott Nelson, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Jones.
He was an unassuming man, never seeking to promote himself at the expense of others, and many were the friends he made as he passed along the highway of life. Submitted by Tom Agan.

McDONALD, Grace, Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Death Notice
Mrs. Grace McDonald, 58, of Washington, Ind. passed away Wednesday afternoon following an operation. She formerly lived here before moving to Washington.
Funeral service will be held in Washington Friday afternoon at 1:30, standard time,. Burial will take place in the Ames Chapel cemetery.
She leaves the husband, Norman McDonald, two daughters, two sons, four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Reedholm of Lockport, Ind., Mrs. Rose Allor of Mt. Clements, Mich., Mrs. Nellie Love of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs. Blanche Jones of French Lick, and one brother, James McBride of Indianapolis. Submitted by Tom Agan.

TAYLOR, James H., Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Death Notice
James Taylor, 82, who fell on the street here Saturday afternoon became unconscious about two o'clock and died at his home about six o'clock in the afternoon.
The body lay in state at Ritter's Funeral Home until Monday afternoon when funeral service was conducted at Mt. Lebanon by Rev. Flickner followed with burial in the nearby cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Lawrence and Everette; one brother, George Taylor and one sister, Mrs. Ella Kearby, both of French Lick.

Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Obituary
James H. Taylor, son of William and Mary Taylor, was born in Orange County, October 7, 1867 and departed this life July 1, 1950, age eighty two years, eight months and twenty three days.
He was united in marriage to Cora B. Cox, March 3, 1895. To this union two sons were born, Lawrence and Everette Taylor, both of French Lick, Ind. He leaves to mourn his two sons, one grandson, two great grandsons, one great granddaughter, one sister, Mrs. Charles Kearby, and one brother, George Taylor. both of French Lick, Indiana. He has many relatives and friends, by whom he will be sadly missed.
He was a devoted father and a devoted christian. He united with the Moores Ridge Methodist Church when a young man, later transferring his membership to Mt. Lebanon church. To this church he remained a true and loyal member until health prevented his regular attendance. He supported the church financially until death.


We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who assisted in any way during the death of our Father, James Taylor. Wm. L. Taylor, Everette Taylor. Submitted by Tom Agan.

ANDREWS, William Madison, Springs Valley Herald (July 6, 1950) Obituary
William Madison Andrews, son of William H. Andrews, Sr. and Mellvina Conrad Andrews, was born May 22, 1891 and died June 26, 1950, age 58 years.
He enlisted in the army at the age of 21 years, serving 29 years, including 3 years in the European Theater during World War 1. After the was he retired. He married Martha Walton.
He had been in failing health several years and spent several months in different hospitals/ He died at Walter Reed Hospital at Washington, DC on June 26. Funeral service was held at Mitchell, Ind. Friday. Burial at Ames Chapel.
He leaves one half sister, Mrs. Laura Quinn of French Lick, one step sister, Ava Purkhiser of Cuzco, Ind., 3 nieces, Mrs. Nora Qualkenbush of Georgetown, Ky., Mary and Ruby Quinn of French Lick, 4 nephews, Harry Quinn of Winslow, Ind., Cleo Quinn of Shoals, Ind., Claude and Rollie Quinn of French Lick, 3 uncles, Kale Andrews near shoals, Ind., Andy and George Andrews of West Baden, several cousins and friends to mourn his passing.
He was a kind and loving brother and will be missed by all. Submitted by Tom Agan.