Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
March 7, 2003
Bonnie L. Adams, 71, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, March 6, 2003.
Born Sept. 14, 1931, Morristown, d/o  Loren D. and Dorcas H. (Reed) Talbert.  Married  Lowell G. “Sparky” Adams, on July 23, 1949; he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 2001.
Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Gary (Tonyia) Downs  and  Mrs. Albert (Tomecko) Anderson, both of Shelbyville; 2 brothers, Dennis “Bud” Talbert  and  Joseph Talbert, both of Morristown; one sister, Elma Mae Six  of Morristown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son, Rick Adams.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Co-owner of Adams Paint and Decorating Center for 31 years, retiring 1992.
Graduated in 1949 from Morristown High School.
Member of First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the women’s group.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home.
Rev. Tom True officiating.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Terre  Haute  Tribune
Vigo County, Indiana
30 Nov 2002
          William E. Adams, 72, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 in Chicago.  He was employed by Pittman-Moore Inc., for 44 years.  He was born March 9, 1930, in Vigo County to John T. Adams and Melinda Johnson Adams.
          Survivors include his wife of 53 years,  Geneva C. Adams;  two sons,  Ronald Adams and  David Adams;  two daughters,  Madonna Barnes and  Kathy Kamp;  one sister,  Doris Fisher;  nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  He was a member of Full Assembly of God Church.
          Services are 11 a.m. Monday in Mattox-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Phillip Curtis officiating.  Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park.  Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Betty Kitchen and Phyllis Fleming

The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Monday, July 29, 1991
Grace Lavada Hawkins Adam, 86, R.R. 5, Shelbyville, Indiana, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1991 at the home of her daughter on R.R. 1, St. Paul, Indiana.
Born April 4, 1905 in Shelby County, Indiana, the daughter of  Clyde D. and Mary Badgley Stainbrook.
Married  Earl Robert Hawkins September 24, 1927; he died July 17, 1972.
Married  Charlie Adam, March 3, 1975, and he survives.
Lived in Decatur County 1941 - 1975; returned to Shelby County.
Member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Decatur County.
Survivors:  husband, two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Jane) Carmony, R.R. 1, St. Paul, Indiana, and  Mrs. Richard (JoAnn) Davis, Greensburg; a sister, Madora Cochran, Greensburg; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  One son and two brothers preceded her in death.
Burial will be in the Flat Rock Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
March 30, 1976
Surnames Pool, Bixler, Muller
-- Adams --
Services at Miller Funeral Home, Rimersburg, P.A.
Walter M. Adams, 51, former resident of Shelbyville.
Died Sunday at his home at R.R. 2, Rimersburg; apparent heart attack.
Burial in Rimersburg.
Born in Shelbyville; the son of  Ernest and Opal (Herndon) Adams.
Survivors:  wife, Doloris, and six brothers and sisters, Miss Gertrude Adams, and   Miss Virginia Adams, Shelbyville,  Mrs. Edward (Erma) Pool, R.R. 3, Shelbyville, Paul Adams, Hawthorne, Calif., Mrs. Thomas (Marjorie) Bixler, Hope, and  Mrs. Reuben (Beverly) Muller, St. Cloud, Fla.
Submitted by Janet Mings
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday December 17, 1973
Mrs. Hester L. Adams, 91, Rushville, died Saturday at Rush County Hospital, Rushville.
Former Shelbyville resident.
Moster & Sons Mortuary, Rushville, the Rev. Ron Naylors officiated.
Burial:  East Hill Cemetery, Rushville.
Born January 16, 1882 in Decatur county, d/o  John and  Miranda (Snapp) Bullard.
Married Harry Adams Sr. on May 2, 1902;  he died September 29, 1963.
Surviving:  three sons,  Harry Adams Jr., Rushville,  Harold Adams, Lafayette and  Howard Adams, New Bedford, Massachusetts; two daughters,  Mrs. Fred (Helen) Safewright and  Mrs. Hazel Reynolds, Rushville; two sisters,  Mrs. Grace Allison, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. O. E. (Ida Mae) Campbell, Greenfield; 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Member of the First Presbyterian Church at Rushville.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
October 29, 1962
Walter E. Adams,  45, died at 2:00 a.m. today; home in Blue Ridge.
Self-employed plumber.
Born Brewersville, Jennings County, April 2, 1917, s/o  Charles O.  and  Maude A. Adams.
Married  Doris Mae Lowe  October 23, 1935.
Survivors:  son,  Joe Arthur Adams,  daughter,  Cynthia Lowe Adams,  both living at home, daughter,  Mrs. Molly June Boyer,  Indianapolis;  three sisters,  Mrs. Mary Gaither,  Waverly,  Mrs. Bonnie Van Gordon,  Norristown,  Mrs. Maude Huesman,  Shelbyville;  four brothers,  Allen  and  Clifford Adams,  St. Paul,  Eugene Adams,  Norristown,  Earl Adams,  Flat Rock;  three grandchildren.
WWII veteran, Navy, Pacific area.
Member of the Masonic F & AM Lodge No. 217 at Waldron and the Bethel Baptist Church, Noble Township.
Carmony Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
Burial:  Blue Ridge cemetery, Rev. Eninger officiating.
Masonic rites conducted at graveside; Eastern Star service at funeral home.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

From the Indianapolis Newspaper Index:
Adams, Edmund K. / Death of prominent Shelby county attorney. S. Dec. 26, 1939. p 3, c 6.

The  Shelbyville  Republican

Tuesday, July 12, 1921
Page 8, column 2
            Taylor Adams, aged seventy-two years, pioneer resident of this county, died at his home in Gwynneville at nine o'clock Monday evening.  Death was caused by Bright's disease and followed an extended illness.
            Mr. Adams was one of the most progressive farmers in Hanover township, and was well known in this city.  He was a devout member of the Gwynneville Christian Church and was one of the leading workers in this faith.
            Surviving besides the widow, to whom he has been married for over fifty years, he leaves four children,  Thomas Adams  of Plainfield;  Mrs. Charles Fix, at home;  Henry Adams, of Knightstown, and  Edward Adams of Zionville.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Gwynneville Christian Church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Mumford officiating, burial in Asbury cemetery in charge of Carmony Brothers, undertakers.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Mel Miller

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, November 25, 1910
Remains of the Late Well Known At-
torney Laid to Rest.
          The funeral services of the late  Thomas B. Adams  were held at the late residence in West Washington street his[sic] morning at ten o'clock the Rev. G. M. Smith, pastor of the First M. E. church officiating.  The members of the Bar Association attended in a body.  Resolutions has follows were passed by this association:
          Whereas, the bar of Shelby county, Indiana, had in Thomas B. Adams, in the day of his strength, one of its ablest and most honorable practitioners, and the county one of its best citizens, and
          Whereas, death has removed from our midst, at the ripe old age of 84 years, after more than _________ years of activity among us.
          Therefore, Be it resolved, by the Bar of Shelby county, that we do hereby express our appreciation of the life of Mr. Adams as being a man of high and sterling character, as a lawyer, absolutely honest with his client, jealous of their interests, and always giving to them his best efforts and ability, which was recognized as being inferior to none; as a citizen always interested in the welfare of his country, locally and generally, in him Shelby county has lost one of its true, honest and upright citizens.
          His life is ripe in years and full of honor, and we commend his activities as worthy of all emulation.
          Be it resolved that we extend to the widow and family our heartfelt sympathy in theis[sic] their hour of bereavement.  And be it
          Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be delivered to his widow and that a copy be offered in open court, to be spread of record on the records of the Shelby Circuit Court.
GEO.  H.  MEIKS,         
ALBERT  F.  WRAY,       
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Tuesday, October 18, 1904
          George S. Adams  died at his late home at 55 South West street at 7 o'clock p.m., Saturday, October 15th, aged seventy-six years, two months and sixteen days.  He leaves a widow and two sons,  William  of this city, and  George,  of Gas City, Indiana.  Also one brother and three sisters.  Funeral services were held at the late home at 2 p.m., Monday afternoon Rev. J. T. O'Neal officiating.  The burial services were in charge of Dumont Post, No. 18 G.A.R., of which deceased was a member.  The burial will be in the City cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat

July 18, 1895
          Irvin C., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Adams, died at their residence in Shelby township at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 1895, age one year.  The remains were buried Monday, July 15th.  Services at the Christian church at 3 p.m., the Rev. G. G. Winter officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.  D. B. Wilson & son funeral directors.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday September 17, 1894
Page 4 column 3
          Dr. James M. Adams, aged seventy-four years and nine months, died at his home in Marion, this county, Sunday morning. He was born in Scott county, Kentucky, January 15, 1820, and came to this county in 1838.  In 1841 he married Miss Phoebe J. Johnson, by who there are two children still living, one being,  Dr. Ovid Adams of this city.  In 1858 he graduated from the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati . He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Indiana State Medical Society.  He organized the first music class in the county, in 1889, and for many years has taught them at their annual meetings. He leaves a widow and three younger children.  The funeral will be held at the M. E. Church in Marion at twelve o’clock Tuesday, Rev. J. A. Sargent, officiating.  Interment in the Asbury cemetery at Morristown, Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.

Page 4 column 2
          Dr. Sam Kennedy  yesterday held a post mortem on the remains of the late  Dr. J. Adams, of Marion.  A tumor of the stomach was discovered.  Drs. McFadden  and  Bowlby, of this city, and  Daniel Booher, of Marion were present.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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