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Obituaries Archives for 2021-08

Paul Junior Fuchs, 78, of Fairland

Paul Junior Fuchs, 78, of Fairland, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Heritage House.

 

Born October 16, 1942 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Ralph & Marie (Sandefur) Fuchs.  He married Rose (Merry) Fuchs in 1968 and she passed away on August 20, 2017.

 

Survivors include a son Kirt L. Fuchs of Greenfield; 2 sisters- Patti Harker (husband Richard) of Arizona, Eddie Sleeth of Shelbyville; 2 grandchildren- John Paul "JP" Fuchs of Greenfield, and Cole S. Fuchs of Greenfield.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, brothers Clarence Fuchs and Larry Fuchs, sister DeAnna Case, and brother-in-law Jim Sleeth.

 

Mr. Fuchs was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Waldron High School in 1961, and from Reppert Auctioneer School in 1992.  He was a truck driver for 40 years, 30  1/2 years of that being

spent with Wonder Bread.  He attended Brookfield Baptist Church, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #135 Indianapolis, F&AM Madison Lodge #44, Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, Murat Shrine of  Indianapolis, Shelby County Shrine Club, and Indiana Auctioneer Association.  He was a US Army veteran.

 

Paul never met a stranger.  He had a God given gift to laugh and enjoy people.  He loved spending time

with his family and friends..

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Pastor Mark Kern officiating. 

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

 

Friends may call on Friday  evening, Septemeber 3, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at the funeral home. A military graveside service will be conducted by a local veterans organization.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to: Shelby County Cancer Association, in care of the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Jerry Lee Rice, 80

Jerry Lee Rice passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the age of 80. He was a loving husband, a compassionate father of four children, a blessed grandfather of 11 grandkids and a faithful servant to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jerry was born on July 16, 1941, in Indianapolis, IN to Lois and Wilma (Baker) Rice. He grew up in Helmsburg, IN, and after graduation began working for the Linde company in Speedway, IN. Shortly after that he joined the US Navy and proudly served for 20 years originally being stationed in Coronado, CA. He returned to Indiana and completed his Associates Degree from the University of Indianapolis and worked for various banking institutions as a Trust Officer for over 20 years. In November of 1963, he married Elizabeth Jean Michalek and together they raised four sons, Brian, Dennis, Glenn and Greg.

Jerry enjoyed the outdoors and adventure. He was skilled in woodworking, an avid gardener and a meticulous landscaper. On his adventurous side he had a passion for ATV 4-wheeling where he and his boys would get together and explore numerous trails at various recreational parks.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth; son, Brian and his children (Henry and Samantha); son, Dennis and his wife (Amy) and their children (Cody, Brittany and Emily); son, Glenn and his wife (Julie) and their children (Brandon, Dan, Allison and Andrew); and son, Greg and his wife (Amy) and their children (Kaleigh and Ashley). He will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at a later date.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

Online condolences may be shared with Jerry’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Helen M. Hardin, 106, of Morristown

Helen M. Hardin, 106, of Morristown passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2021, at the funeral home, with Pastor Fred Hickman, Bill Farmer, Rev. Jim Coyle and Chaplain Katherine Murray.

Interment will be at Arlington East Hill Cemetery in Arlington.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morristown Christian Church, 209 S. Washington St, Morristown, Indiana 46161.

Online condolences may be shared with Helen’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Carolyn Rose Gross, 79, of Shelbyville

Carolyn Rose Gross, 79, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, August 28, 2021, at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers.

She was born April 7, 1942, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Max and Esther (Talkington) Brandman. She married Matt Gross Sr., and he preceded her in death on December 22, 2003.

Carolyn is survived by her children, Roderick H. “Rocky” Gross and wife, Paula, of Newport, Florida, Matt H. Gross Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Morristown, Cheryl R. Thompson of Indianapolis, and Nancy Ellen Gross of Ladoga; brother, Timothy Brandman and wife, Lois, of Jensen Beach, Florida: sisters, Nancy Nolting of New Palestine, Martha Addis and Evelyn O’Dell, both of Fort Myers, Florida, and Leah Shimer of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Ariel D. Whitfield and husband, Brandon, Chad Followell, Katie Pearson, Denon Fuchs, Timothy Followell, Jessie Thompson and Jordan Pearson and wife, Jill; great-grandchildren, Chris Pitzer, Zoey Pitzer, Jesse Thompson Jr., Jocelyn Thompson, Aurora Followell, Crimson Followell, Ximena Thompson, Baily Gellizeau, Marcus Shoufler, Marek Pearson, Mallorie Pearson and Tad Allen Michael Whitfield; and numerous nieces and nephews including Wailua Brandman of Hawaii.

In addition to Matt, Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jack Brandman, Max Brandman, Tom Brandman and David Brandman; and grandchild, Tadlee Gross.

Carolyn was a 1960 graduate of Triton Central High School.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Shelbyville, and had formerly been a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Carolyn had previously worked at Major Hospital and Shelbyville Central Schools.

She enjoyed going to the beach and loved caring for her grandchildren.

Carolyn was a wonderful vocalist and had sang for many church services.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Carolyn’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

David M. Qurazzo, 74, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland

David M. Qurazzo, 74, of Shelbyville, formerly of Fairland passed away August 27, 2021 at Community South Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

 

He was born January 8, 1947 in Indianapolis to Nicholas T. and Hattie Lou Frances (Mastin) Qurazzo.

 

David graduated in 1965 from Triton Central High School.  He worked at General Electric for 38 years and later Wellman Thermal Systems.  He also worked at Shelbyville Central High School as a custodian for 8 years until his retirement.

 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam with the 9th and 4th Infantry Divisions in 1966-1967.  He had the rank of Specialist 4th class when ending his military career.

 

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War and a member of The American Legion.   David enjoyed flea markets, car shows and the outdoors. 

 

Survivors include two brothers Thomas Qurazzo of Shelbyville and Stephen Qurazzo of Greenwood, a nephew Kyle Qurazzo of Shelbyville and two great nephews Gavin and Caleb Qurazzo.  He was preceded in death by a brother Joseph Qurazzo and a nephew Scott Qurazzo.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 4pm -8pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176. 

 

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens.  Military rites will be conducted by local veteran organizations.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve David’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Therese Elizabeth Schuerman, 76, of Avon, former St. Paul resident

Therese Elizabeth Schuerman, 76, of Avon, former St. Paul resident, passed away August 26, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital.

 

Born January 20, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Cedric "Ted" Hoban and Blanche "Betty" (Matan) Hoban.  She married James Schuerman on November 14, 1964, and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 3 children - Daniel Schuerman (wife Jennifer) of Brownsburg, Michael Schuerman (wife Rhonda Hinkle) of Speedway, Denise Kerfoot of Grosse Point, Michigan; 3 brothers- Peter Hoban (wife Linda Romine) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Timothy Hoban (wife Pam) of Waldron, Patrick Hoban (wife Stacey Groves) of Waldron; best friend and sister-in-law Barbara Hoban of Shelbyville; 6 grandchildren- Madisen, Jake, Everett, & Oliver Schuerman, Hudson & Vienna Kerfoot.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Don Hoban.

 

Mrs. Schuerman was a lifelong resident of central Indiana, and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1961, and from Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis.  She was a registered nurse at Methodist Hospital for 25 years,

and a member of St. Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield.

 

Therese enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, hosting family get togethers, being a friend to all forest animals, spending time with her family, and was a kind, accepting, and understanding person.

 

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Glenn E. George Funeral Home, 106 E. Franklin St., St, Paul, with burial in Van Pelt Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday morning from 10:00 am until the time of the service. at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Kristy Lynn Smith, 42, of Birmingham, Alabama

Kristy Lynn Smith, 42, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away at her residence on August 2, 2021. 

 

Born January 27, 1979 in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of Roger Shepard and Deborah (Dusenburg) Shepard. 

 

Survivors include mother Deborah Shepard of Madison, IN; daughter Cheyanne Murrell of Madison; 2 sisters- Kelly Shepard of Madison, and Kimberly Shepard of Shelbyville, brother- Jeremy Shepard of Shelbyville. She  is also survived by 2 grandchildren and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her father, her son  Miley Denney and sister Karri Shepard.

 

Kristy was a resident of Shelby County for 35 years before moving to Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated  from Shelbyville High School and was a factory worker at Arvin Sango of Madison. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd. 

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com

Steven Michael "Steve" Yeley, 72, of Indianapolis

Steven Michael “Steve” Yeley, 72, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born June 23, 1949, in Beech Grove, the son of Dale and Roxielou (Shields) Yeley. On November 3, 1970, he married his wife of 50 years, Mary Jo Settles, and she survives.

In addition to Mary Jo, Steve is survived by his son, Doug Yeley and wife, Kerri, of Shelbyville; daughter, Stephani Yeley of Indianapolis; granddaughters, Kasidy Jo Yeley, Logan Marie Yeley and Ryeley Paige Morical; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law that were also best friends, Betty Jean and Denny Kincade, of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William Owen and Marian (Fisher) Settles.

Steve graduated in 1968 from Triton Central High School.

He was a fabricator for United Technology for 50 years, retiring in 2018.

Steve enjoyed drag racing, going fishing and camping.

He loved his family and cherished the time spent and memories created with them.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 23, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Steve’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Emily Sue Alvis, 90, of Shelbyville

Emily Sue Alvis, 90, of Shelbyville passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at her home.

She was born December 24, 1930, in Shelby County, the daughter of Dan and Camille (Whaley) Hey. On December 26, 1955, she married Warren Lee “Ted” Alvis, and he preceded her in death on August 10, 2001.

Emily is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Jo Oakley and husband, Harold, of Shelbyville; sons, Scott Alvis and wife, Chris, of North Vernon, and Kevin Leon Alvis of Indianapolis; her beloved yorkie, Samson; grandchildren, Tony Alvis and wife, Julie, of Shelbyville, Kevin M. Alvis and wife, Amy, of Indianapolis, Brandi Smith and husband, Jason, of Shelbyville, Craig Alvis and wife, Sherri, of Waldron, Patrick Alvis and wife, Nicole, of Shelbyville, Jeff Mohr of Texas, Chris Mohr and wife, Jamie, of Texas, Kelly Alvis of Iowa; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-step-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to Ted, Emily was preceded in death by her parents; son, William Daniel “Bill” Alvis and wife, Barbara Alvis, of North Vernon; brother, Dan Hey Jr. and wife, Joyce, of Shelbyville; and sister, Ann Davis and husband Colonel retired RE Davis, of South Carolina; long-time family friend, Claudine Ellington; and her adored Westie, Bonnie.

Emily graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1948 and attended Indiana University.

She worked for Jesters Department Store in the administrative office for eight years before serving 25 years as a bookkeeper for Rodefelds, retiring in 1995. In addition, she worked for Freeman Family Funeral Homes from September 2001 to March 2008.

Emily was a very active member of the Purdue/Shelby County Extension Homemakers Club for 50 years. She served as the County president from 2001 to 2003 and was a member of the past presidents’ club of Shelby County. She also served on numerous committees during her 50-year membership. In addition, she was a member of the Women’s Business Professionals Association and was a court appointed special advocate for Shelby County CASA (Court and Child Advocacy Group) volunteer. Emily was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was very talented in crafts earning numerous awards at both, State and County fairs. Emily also enjoyed making floral arrangements for family and friends. She enjoyed planting flowers each year as well.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

Interment will be at Miller Cemetery in Shelby County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Fund, in care of, Blue River Community Foundation, 54 W. Broadway St., Suite 1, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or at blueriverfoundation.com.

Online condolences may be shared with Emily’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Nicholas "Nick" Snapp, 67, of Shelbyville

Charles Nicholas “Nick” Snapp, 67, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021, at his home.

He was born October 12, 1953, in Richmond, the son of Charles Henry Snapp and Vivian Eileen (Logan) Lee.

Nick is survived by his brothers, Robert Lee and wife, Rena, of Shelbyville, and Michael Snapp of Dallas, Texas; several nieces and nephews including, Jeremiah Lee and wife, Stephanie, Jonathan Lee and Joshua Lee, all of Terre Haute; Michelle Snapp and Michael Snapp; and several great-nieces and great-nephews including, Pierce Lee and Isaac Lee, of Terre Haute.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Scott Lee.

Nick graduated in 1971 from Shelbyville High School.

He was a member of Shelbyville Evangelical Methodist Church.

Nick formerly worked as a printer, retiring with over 35 years of service.

He enjoyed working with flowers and cooking for his neighbors.

Gathering of friends will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

A Celebration of Nick’s life will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Tony Meads officiating.

Online condolences may be shared with Nick’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Thompson W. Tillison, 82, of Waldron

Thompson W. Tillison, 82, of Waldron passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, at his home.

He was born August 15, 1939, in Shelbyville, the son of Thompson and Bernice (Whipple) Tillison. On December 18, 1964, he married his wife of 56 years, Peggy Erby, and she survives.

In addition to Peggy, Thompson is survived by his sons, Thompson Tillison and companion, Becky Brewer, of Homer, Troy Tillison of Marietta, and Travis Tillison and companion, Laura Wilson, of Waldron; daughter, Lydia Tillison of Waldron; brothers, John Tillison of Shelbyville, and Robert Tillison and wife, Susie, of Waldron; sister, Mary Ann Hornsby and husband, Kenneth, of Manilla; grandchildren, Anthony Tillison and companion, Shawntell Thompson; Autumn Tillison and fiancé, Landan Burton; Makayla Tillison, Dakota Tillison and Tannah Tillison; great-grandchildren, Paisley Ann Burton and Kyzen Tillison; lifelong friend, Vallie Gold of Milroy; special friend, Mike Olson of Waldron; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Thompson graduated in 1957 from Milroy High School, and attended Rose Hulman University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Thompson formerly attended Zion Evangelical Church of Christ and West Street United Methodist Churches.

He was a lifelong farmer.

Thompson enjoyed gardening. He loved to sit at the corner of Colescott and Miller Streets, and sell his produce.

The love and devotion shown to Thompson, by the wonderful care of his grandson, Dakota will always be remembered.

Private family services will be conducted.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Online condolences may be shared with Thompson’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Betty Lou Schultz, age 91, formerly of Greenfield

Betty Lou Schultz, age 91, formerly of Greenfield passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Greenbriar Village in Indianapolis.

She was born May 5, 1930, in Sanborn, Indiana to the late William H. and Sarah (Chestnut) Plummer. After attending Loogootee, Indiana Schools Betty was a waitress in her mother’s restaurant, Odon Restaurant and Snack bar in Oden, Indiana. She married Virgil W.R. Schultz in 1953.
Betty was a longtime member of Burns City United Methodist Church, an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion and VFW. Prior to her retirement in 1980 she was employed by Smitherman Hatchery and Mitchell Fleming Printing. Betty enjoyed country music and loved to watch local artists perform.
Betty is survived by her sons, Jim (Mary) Farmer and Tim (Susan) Schultz; grandchildren, Erika (Jason) Matthews, Angi (John) Suddeth, Adam (Ashley) Schultz, Autumn Farmer, Bill and Phil Farmer, Scott Farmer, Jamie (Doug) Burns, and David Farmer; 22 great grandchildren and 24 great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, mentioned above; husband Virgil in 1996; son, William Farmer; brothers, Garland, JD, and Junior Plummer; and sisters, Autumn Harmon, Margie Clark, and Nancy McIntire.
Calling will be 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street Greenfield, Indiana.

Funeral Service at 7:00 PM.

Burial 11:00 AM, Thursday Burns City Cemetery, Burns City, Indiana.

Duel Gideon Davis, infant son of Joshua and Sydney (Anderson) Davis of Greenfield

Duel Gideon Davis, infant son of Joshua and Sydney (Anderson) Davis of Greenfield, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis.


Duel is survived by his parents, Joshua and Sydney, grandparents, Jerry and Charlotte Davis, and Von and April Anderson.


Visitation will be held 11:00 am until Noon, Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140 followed by a 1:00 pm graveside service at Park Cemetery, 621 So. State Street, Greenfield with Pastor Tommy Hensley officiating.


Please share your prayers and condolences with the Davis family at www.stillingerfamily.com.

William T. 'Bill' Woessner, 86, of Shelbyville

William T. ‘Bill’ Woessner, 86, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

He was born August 3, 1935 in Abington, PA to William C. Woessner and Ruth (Thorton) Woessner

He graduated in 1954 from Central High School in Germantown, PA.  Bill received an associate degree in business administration and accounting.

Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, where he was very active in Sunday school classes.

He was an insurance agent for many years.

Bill married Adriene (Gilliatte) Woessner on June 29, 2018, and she survives. 

He is also survived by his daughters, Kristian Ector and Lynn Morris, several grandchildren, 6 step-children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 3718 E. Blue Ridge Road, Shelbyville.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with Reverend Robb Barlow officiating.

He will be laid to rest in the Heroes of Honor and Glory section at Whispering Hope Memorial Park and Crematory.

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Bill’s family.

 Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

Elsie "Jean" Young, 93, of Morristown

Elsie “Jean” Young, 93, of Morristown passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Morristown Manor in Morristown.

She was born April 30, 1928, in New Castle, the daughter of Carl C. and Ida M. (Riggs) Calhoun. On July 2, 1943, she married Lawrence Young, and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2000.

Later, they had five children, Drenda Ray and husband, Terry, of Morgantown, North Carolina, Janice Smith and husband, Jim, of Greenfield, Michael Young and wife, Paula of Farmington, Maine, Rebecca “Becky” Hadler and husband, Steve, of Greensburg, and Lawrence “Larry” Young and wife, Jean, of Martinsville.

In addition to Lawrence, Jean was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pat; brother, Don; granddaughter, Tia; and great-grandson, Gage.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jean attended Rushville High School.

She was an instructor at an Indianapolis Beauty College, and later retired from IPC in Morristown in 1990.

Jean was a member of the Gwynneville Christian Church and its ladies auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Senior Citizens and Hand and Foot card club.

She always had time to listen to a problem, encourage when you were down and to pray for your need at a moments notice. Her love and sunshine will be so very missed and her love will live on through us.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown, with Eastern Star services at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dennis Hadler officiating.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, PO Box 844, Shelbyville, Indiana 46176 or the Gwynneville Christian Church, 7104 E. Mulberry St., Gwynneville, Indiana 46144.

Online condolences may be shared with Jean’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Jeanetta Katherine Spurling Fitz, "Jetty" – "Jet", 87 of Shelbyville

Jeanetta Katherine Spurling Fitz, “Jetty” – “Jet”, 87 of Shelbyville passed away Monday, August 15, 2021 at MHP Medical Center.

 

She was born December 9, 1933 in Mansville, KY to Jesse H. Spurling and Mayme E. (Gribbins) Spurling. 

 

She married Ned Rex Fitz, Sr on June 2, 1950 at 1st Baptist Church in Franklin, IN. and he survives.     

 

Jetty’s family includes her children, Ned Rex Fitz, Jr. “Neddy” (deceased), wife, Reba June, of Ft. Payne, AL.; Terry Tim Fitz, wife Patricia (deceased); Rhonda Kay (Fitz) Milligan, husband, David (deceased); Bret Alan Fitz, (Terri Pease); her siblings, Geneva M. (Spurling) Kaster (deceased); Henry L. Spurling, wife, Dorothy (deceased); Wm Hurshel Spurling, wife, Carolyn (deceased); JC Spurling, wife, Sharon (deceased); Donald Dexter Spurling (deceased), wife, Sherry; Gloria Jean (Spurling) Halber, husband, Arny A. Halber, Riverview, FL.; many special cousins and friends, like family, very special nieces and nephews.  Also, her grandchildren, Jason Dwain Fitz (Brandy); Trisha Kay, Amanda (Fitz) Kiefer (Paul); Trent Alan Fitz (Amanda); Sgt. Trevor C. Ned Fitz (Kayla); Nedina Lewis (Randall, deceased); Amanda Brianna Bell (Cody); Gabriel Allen Fitz (Erin); Joseph A. Fitz (Kristina); Andrew Tyler Fitz; Trey Eugene Fitz; and Beetnee Alana Fitz; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Evan and Adam Fitz; Hannah and Megan Dylan; Trinitee, Addison, Rylan, and Brooklyn Fitz; Greyson Fitz; Wyatt, Xander, Jada, and Levi Bell; Luke, Kyle, Skylynn, and Eli Lewis; Jack and Harrison Fitz; “Angel” Baby Paisley; and great-great-granddaughter, Ophelia Jackson Fitz.

 

Jetty helped out a lot with SCUFFY, getting donations. 

 

She was president of Addison Twp. PTA, a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Sorority and the VFW.  She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Branch, Shelbyville Post 70.  She retired from IPC and worked in the cafeteria at Shelbyville Middle School for 10 years.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, August 20, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend David Humphrey officiating.

 

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Jeanetta’s family.     

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

 

 

Robin Aaron "Rob" Lovitt, 64, of Shelbyville

Robin Aaron “Rob” Lovitt, 64, of Shelbyville passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1956, in Shelbyville, the son of Kenneth and Joy (Thurston) Lovitt.

Rob is survived by his significant other, Pat Newbold of Shelbyville; sons, Aaron Lovitt and Michael Lovitt and wife, Katie, of Shelbyville: daughters, Misti Mack and significant other, Amy Moore, of Shelbyville, and Grace Mockerman and wife, January, of Indianapolis; step-daughter, Carley Spalding of Shelbyville; step-sons, Bryan Newbold and wife, Bobi, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Nathaniel Newbold and wife, Brenda, of Shelbyville; sisters, Beth Crouch and husband, Tim, of Shelbyville, and Christine Lovitt of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Trystin, Ariana, Dylan, Kirra, Eian, Kinsley, Matthew, Vincent, Nicholas, Mitchell, Sylvia, Kaydon, Pamela, Parker, Connor and Isabella; great-grandson, Emmett; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rob attended Shelbyville High School.

He retired as a diesel mechanic in 2018.

Rob enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, shooting pool and throwing darts. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, going to the beach and swimming.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Horner officiating.

A Celebration of Rob’s life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, at the Westside Pub.

Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club, 710 S. Miller St., Shelbyville, Indiana 46176.

Online condolences may be shared with Rob’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Wanda Jean Ott, 72, of Hope

Wanda Jean Ott, 72, of Hope, passed away Monday, August 9, 2021 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

 

She was born December 16, 1948 in Indianapolis to Charles Wilkins and Norma Jean (Carlisle) Wilkins.

 

She worked in sales for many years and was assistant manager for Village Pantry.

 

She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ in Columbus.  Wanda enjoyed going to church and being involved in church functions.  She had a love for Jesus Christ and a very strong faith.       

 

Wanda was a caretaker at heart and loved her family very much.  She was always praying for her family and loved ones.

 

She married Gene Ray Jones on January 20, 1975 and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2007.  She later married Richard Ott on October 31, 2012 and he passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021.

 

Wanda is survived by her son, Eric Jones (Lisa) of Ft. Myers, FL; her daughter, Christy Fox of Shelbyville; her grandson, Josh Botts (Brandy) of Columbus; her granddaughters, Eliza Jones of Ft. Myers, and Wanda Hughes of Shelbyville; her grandsons, Aaron Hughes of Shelbyville and Eric Ray Jones Jr. of Fort Myers; and her brother, Kenny Wilkins (Linda) of Florida.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son-in-law, Marion Gordon Fox, her brother, Robert Wilkins; her daughter, Michelle Botts, her son, Brian Botts, her daughter, Wanda Lee Botts, her son, Billy Ray Botts, and her grandson Nathan Hughes.

 

A graveside service will be held on Friday August 13, 2021at 11A.M. at Macedonia Cemetery in Brownsburg, IN with Brother Timothy Streeval officiating.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Wanda’s family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Jerry A. Epperson, 69, of Greenfield

Jerry A. Epperson, 69, of Greenfield passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

 

She was born January 6, 1952, in Greenfield, the daughter of Philip and Merlene (Bennett) Potts. On January 11, 1985, she married Herbert L. “J.R.” Epperson, and he preceded her in death on November 7, 2012.

 

Jerry is survived by her son, Doug Inscore and wife, Gina, of Shelbyville; daughter, Dawn Veirs and husband, Ted, of Indianapolis; sisters, Moneca “Nickey” Hansome and husband, Kenny, of Shelbyville; Jan Culley of Fairland, and Terry Potts of Greenfield; brother, Randy Potts of Greenfield; grandchildren, Lane Inscore, Justin Inscore, Hannah Veirs and Jonah Veirs; great-grandchildren, Ridley Veirs and Wesley Veirs; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to J.R., Jerry was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Jerry was formerly a retail representative for Merchandise Inc. in Cincinnati, retiring in 2010.

 

She enjoyed sewing.

 

Jerry loved caring for her family, and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She supported Indiana Concerns of Police Survivors.

 

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

 

Online condolences may be shared with Jerry’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

George J. Burris, 84, of Morristown

George J. Burris, 84, of Morristown passed away Monday, August 9, 2021, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

 

He was born June 25, 1937, in Carthage, the son of George and Opal (Six) Burris. On November 3, 1963, he married his wife of 57 years, Gleoria Brewer, and she survives.

 

In addition to Gleoria, George is survived by his daughter, Lori Burris of Morristown; brothers, William “Henry” Burris and Joseph Allen Burris, both of Connersville, sisters, Alice Duerigen of Vero Beach, Florida, Judith Baker of Indianapolis, and Sharon Turner and husband, Kenneth, of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Burris; brothers, Charles Burris and Harlan Burris; and sister, Caroline Jones.

 

George formerly worked at Borden’s Ice Cream Company from 1954 to 1980. He retired in 1992, from Maplehurst Dairy, with 12 years of service.

 

He served in the U.S. Army National Guard Reserves.

 

George enjoyed working in his yard and going fishing.

 

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

 

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Ray Brewer officiating. Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6637.

 

Online condolences may be shared with George’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Loraine A. (Lasley) Atherton, 108 ½ years young, of Greenfield

Loraine A. (Lasley) Atherton, 108 ½ years young, of Greenfield, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Spinghurst Health Campus.

 

She was born on January 1, 1913, one of six children, to Ora and Claudia (Whitecotton) Lasley, in the small town of Gessie, IN. Loraine graduated from Tech High School in Indianapolis. She married her love, Horace Atherton.

In the beginning, Loraine grew up in a world with limited access to activities, amenities, and medical advancements. But, over time as society grew, developed, and prospered, Loraine was part of such flourishment. She witnessed much over her years, participated in numerous activities up to her final breathe, and cherished life to the fullest. To say that Loraine has seen much over her years, is an understatement. She has seen wartime, married, raised a family, professionally worked, as well as enjoyed the golden years into her retirement.

Loraine worked as a supervisor for Bell Telephone for many years, prior to her retirement. She also worked as a nurse’s aide in the New Palestine School districts. She was a 4-H Leader.

 

She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and, fishing with her husband. She traveled much on her own to many different destinations including Mexico, Florida, Hawaii, and Colorado. She parasailed at the age of 80. She drove until the young age of 97. She lived on her own until age 101.

 

While in the nursing home, she came to love everyone, and everyone loved her and her family in return. She played cards, Dominos, and Euchre with the other residents. She even made a snow angel well into her 100’s. She completed daily cross-word puzzles until her final breathe. Loraine has also been featured in numerous articles assembled by the local newspaper(s) over her years. She became a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church in 1951.

Loraine is survived by her daughter, Pamela Komendo; son-in-law, Gerald Kleiman; grandchildren: Brian Kleiman, Darrin Kleiman, Mike Sitter, and Tricia Hanaway; 15 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Horace Atherton; daughter, Marilyn Kleiman; grandson, Lou Sitter; son-in-law, Jay Komendo; and 2 sisters and 3 brothers.

Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Greenfield, has been extremely honored to assist the Atherton family and on a life well lived for well over 108 years.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Philadelphia.

 

The funeral will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Ethan Maple officiating.

 

Burial will take place in Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the church that Loraine so adored. If you would like to sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family, you may do so by visiting www.stillingerfamily.com

Michael R. Combs 68, of Shelbyville

Michael R. Combs 68, of Shelbyville, passed away August 3, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital.

 

He was born September 21, 1952 to Ray E. Combs and Mary Elizabeth (Arnold) in Cincinnati, OH. Mike was a US Navy veteran.  After serving, he was employed at Carmony-Ewing Funeral Home as a funeral director for 9 years and later at Grace House Ministries.

 

He was a member of Hope’s Point Church where he was dedicated to serving his creator with the love of helping others at Grace House Ministries. He also was an avid fisherman.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Michael Cody Combs in 2010.

 

Visitation will be August 9, 2021 from 4pm - 6pm at Hope’s Point Church, 1703 S Miller Street, Shelbyville, IN, 46176.

 

Funeral services will follow at 6pm at Hope’s Point Church with Pastor Edwin Mohr and Rev. Rick Cochran officiating.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Michael’s family.

 

Memorial contributions may be given to Grace House Ministries, 703 S. Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN, 46176.

Harold Gene Goodwin, 88, of Waldron

Harold Gene Goodwin, 88, of Waldron passed away Friday, August 6, 2021 at Major Hospital in Shelbyville, IN.

 

Born April 7, 1933 in Shelby County, Gene was the son of Artemas and Ethel (Bostic) Goodwin.  He married Marilyn Jean (Leap) Goodwin on April 13, 1952. She survives.

 

Other survivors include four children, Vicki Kuhn (husband, Bill) of Rush County, Valerie Mathias (husband, Michael) of Indianapolis, Vanessa Rynard (husband, Bob) of Indianapolis, and Valynda Laird (husband, Kevin) of Bloomington; one sister, June Ann Popplewell (husband, David) of Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren, Andy Kuhn (wife, Cari), Mary Trebley (husband, Joe), Kelli Canup (husband, Jason), Lori Grubbs (husband, Jay), Ben Kappes, Whitney Surface (husband, Lucas), Clay Allen, Kylie Wolfe (husband, Ian), Christopher Krysevig (wife, Emma), Zoie Rynard, Jennifer Black (husband, Jordan), Nicholas Laird, Andrew Laird, Allie Webb (husband, Justin); and 20 great-grandchildren. Gene also leaves behind his beloved dog, Vinnie.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bob Goodwin; one grandchild, Clint Allen; and one great-grandchild, Owen Grubbs.

 

Gene was a lifelong resident of Shelby County, a member of Zion Evangelical Church, and a 1951 graduate of Waldron High School where he developed impressive woodworking skills under the tutelage of his favorite teacher, Mr. Trotter.

 

Upon graduation, Gene was employed as a truck driver, delivering goods to area A&P stores for many years.  Additionally, Gene served the local area for 8 years as a real estate agent for Kitchen Realty.  

 

After retiring from that career, Gene put his craftmanship skills and attention to detail to good use restoring antique engines, building and restoring furniture, and exhibiting flowers at state and national shows. Two of his crowning achievements involved the tear-down and reconstruction of two historic log cabins.  

 

Gene was an avid outdoorsman and collector of firearms, knives, and frontier memorabilia.  He very much enjoyed participating at the annual Pioneer Days event as a member of the Shelby County Historical Society for which he served as a board member for many years.  But, most of all, Gene enjoyed time spent with his growing family while embracing life’s events.

 

Funeral services will be at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, with Pastor Brad Schultz officiating.

 

Friends may call on the day of the funeral from 10:30 am to the time of the service.

 

Burial will be at the Van Pelt Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Evangelical Church, 7025 East 100 North Shelbyville, Indiana or Major Health Partners foundation, Shelbyville, Indiana.

Robert W. "Bob" Coffey, 68, of Shelbyville

Robert W. "Bob" Coffey, 68, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021

at Franciscan Health.

 

Born November 24, 1952 in Groton Connecticut, he was the son of Charles and

Marie (Stafford) Coffey.  He married Debbie Coffey and she preceded him on

June 2, 2020.

 

Survivors include 2 daughters- Charity Popplewell of Shelbyville, Betsy Watson 

(husband Sean) of Shelbyville; a son Jeremy Coffey of Shelbyville; 2 stepsons-

Jasen Scott of Greenfield, Josh Clements of Morgantown; brother Jerry Coffey of

Shelbyville; life partner Diana Clements Scott of Greenfield; 8 grandchildren and

11 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, and

a granddaughter Destiny Popplewell.

 

Mr. Coffey was a lifelong resident of this area, and graduated from Shelbyville High

School in 1970.  He had been employed as a courier driver for several different

companies for several years.  He was a US Army Vietnam veteran.

 

Bob enjoyed watching sports, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy on television, singing

karaoke, and  loved his dogs.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Robert W. Coffey Memorial Fund, in care of the 

funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Jerry L. Caplinger, age 78

Jerry L. Caplinger, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021 with his family by his side at Our Hospice In-patient facility in Columbus, IN.

 

Diagnosed with glioblastoma, he courageously battled the terminal illness for over a year. 


He was born September 30, 1942, to Earl and Inie (Jolly) Caplinger in Milan, IN, where he spent his childhood. Graduating from Milan High School in 1960, he went on to pursue a BS in Business at Indiana State University. 


A loving husband, devoted father, and a caring and fun-loving grandfather, Jerry had many passions alongside spending time with family and friends. He was not one to sit idly and allow a moment of life to pass him by. Jerry was a championship-level amateur golfer and the Indiana golfing community mourns the loss of one of their stand-out players. A member of Hillcrest Country Club in Batesville, he was a 7 time club champion. He participated in many mid-amateur tournaments across the country, achieving a top ten status at one time. They traveled extensively through the decades following his golf career. When Jerry wasn't golfing he was enjoying the outdoors on his tractor or mowing the grass on warm sunny days. 


Jerry was also a self-made businessman, establishing and operating LaCap Container Company for over 40 years: made possible by his most loyal, long-term employees to include: Pat Huesman, Roy Knopp, Derrick Norris and Roger Caplinger.

 

Additionally, since 2003, he was an owner of Wellman Furnaces, Inc. where he had taken over management responsibility.


Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Deveta J. Caplinger; his brother, Roger Caplinger (Linda) of Milan, IN; his sister, Judy Delap (Ronnie) of Milan, IN; his children, Shelly Caplinger of Bloomington, IN; Kevin Caplinger of Shelbyville, IN; Erica Caplinger of Indiananpolis; his grandchildren, Jason Cherry of Chicago, IL; Caroline Cherry of Bloomington, IN; as well as 7 nieces and nephews. 


A gathering of friends will be 10:00 am  to 2:00pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville.

 

Private burial will be in Craven Cemetery in Milan, at a later date.
 

Bobby Lee Bullock, 66, of Shelbyville

Bobby Lee Bullock, 66, of Shelbyville, IN passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at his residence.

 

He was born November 12, 1954, to Ray Gilbert Bullock and Beulah (Adkins) Bullock in Somerset, KY.

 

He was employed at Arvins in Franklin from 1971 to 2004, before retiring at PreCoat in Greenfield in 2019.

 

He had a love for cars and enjoyed working on them, as well as watching Nascar- Racing.  Bobby also had a love for the outdoors; camping, fishing, and working in his garden.

 

Bobby is survived by his mother Beulah of Fairland, brothers; Bill (Helen) Bullock of Fairland, Tony (Theresa) Bullock of Franklin, Larry Bullock of Shelbyville, Kenny (Cheryl) Bullock of Shelbyville, and Timothy (Tammy) Bullock of Indianapolis, daughters; Brandi Smith, Amanda (Jerry) Cooley, and Amber (Jerome) Furlow, stepsons; Jason Parton, (children; Damon and Dakota Parton) and Jon (Shelly) Parton, (children: Dayton Parton), grandchildren; Sierra Bullock, Chelsea Gray, Desiree Hendley, Samantha Alstott, and Bobby Hendley.  

  

He was preceded in death by his father Ray, brother, James Franklin Bullock, grandparents; Virgil and Lena Adkins, Nannie Taylor and several aunts and uncles.

 

Visitation will be Friday, August 6, 2021 from 4pm -6pm at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

  

Funeral services will follow at 6pm at the funeral home.

 

Burial will be at Adkins Arthur Cemetery in Somerset, KY at 1 pm, Saturday, August 7, 2021.

  

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Bobby’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Deborah K. "Debbie" McMillin, 68, of Fairland

Deborah K. "Debbie" McMillin, 68, of Fairland, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021

at her resident.  

 

Born November 2, 1952 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Eugene and Dortha (Antle) Beck.  She married James R. "Randy" McMillin on April 5, 1975 and he survives.

 

Other survivors include 4 daughters- Christa Alcala (husband David) of Indianapolis, Amanda Ennis (husband Dave) of Greenwood, Sandy Hardesty (husband Michael) of Fairland, Chelsea McMillin of Fairland; 2 brothers- Gary Beck (wife Roberta) of Indianapolis, Danny Beck (wife Angel) of St. Augustine Florida; 3 sisters- Ginger Goble (husband Mark) of Indianapolis, Connie Schank (husband Charlie) of Beech Grove, Robin Underwood (husband Chris) of Mooresville;  best friend Doraine Carroll of Beech Grove; and 12 grandchilldren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters- Carol Shahan & Sandy Beck; mother & father-in-law Dona & Jay Lockwood; granddaughter Sarah Rhodes, and best friend Karen Lookebill.

 

Mrs. McMillin had lived in this area since 1979, after moving from Indianapolis.  She attended Manual High School, and was a member of Crossroads Community Church.  She was a homemaker, and had previously worked for 28 years at Farm Fans in Beech Grove.

 

Debbie enjoyed reading her Bible, and attending church, cooking, shopping, walking, dining out, spending time with her family, and attending her grandchildren's activities.  She loved to serve others.

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Crossroads Community Church, 475 E. Progress Parkway, Shelbyville, with Pastor Andy Lee officiating. 

Burial will be in Fairland Cemetery. 

Friends may call on Sunday evening, August 8, 2021 from 5-8:00 pm, at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Crossroads Community Church.

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

Paul Edwin Rouse, 75, of Shelbyville

Paul Edwin Rouse, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021 at Ascension St. Francis.

 

He was born March 2, 1946 in Shelbyville to Ralph Rouse and Elizabeth Pearl (Dixon) Rouse.

 

Paul is survived by his sisters, Sue McCalip of Flat Rock, and Eva Joann Nash of Shelbyville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Martha I. Dean.

 

Paul attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

 

A public graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens and Crematory.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the Paul Rouse Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Paul’s family.

 

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

Jeffrey Douglas Walton, 22, former Shelbyville resident

Jeffrey Douglas Walton, 22, former Shelbyville resident, passed away July 25, 2021

in San Francisco, California.

 

Born September 5, 1998 in Shelbyville, he was the son of Denzil Walton and Rhonda

Lynn (Goodwin) Walton.  

 

Survivors include his father of Ocean Springs Mississippi; brother Tyler Scott Goodwin of Shelbyville; Grandparents- Denzil Walron Jr. of Shelbyville, Margaret Rosemary Brott of Ocean Springs, Donald & Deborah Goodwin of Shelbyville,

and many aunts and uncles.  He was preceded in death by his mother Rhonda, his uncle Mark Walton, and his great grandparents.

 

Jeffrey had lived in San Francisco for 4 years, after moving from Shelbyville.  He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 2017.

 

Jeffrey enjoyed bowling and photography. 

 

Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Rev. Frank Smith officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday evening, August 5, 2021 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be shared at glennegeorgeandson.com.

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