The  Shelbyville  News
December 13, 2007
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Melvin Cecil, 86, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, Major Hospital.
Born Oct. 12, 1921, in Finley, s/o  John Adrian and Anna Mae (Gephart) Cecil.
Married  Doris Banta  on Jan. 28, 1962, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1995.
Survivors;  [all living].
Preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Retired in 1980 from Naval Avionics in Indianapolis,30 years of service.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Graduated from Moral High School in 1940.
Member of the Eagles Lodge No. 766 and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery; military rites conducted by the local veterans organizations.
Contributed by Brenda
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
July 21, 2007
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Charles Wayne Cecil,  81, died July 18, 2007.
Born 11-27-25 in Finley, Indiana, to  John Adrian Cecil and Anna Mae (Gebhart) [Gephardt] Cecil. He was a 44 grad of Moral High, a member of Lakeview Church, Eagles Lodge, Amer. Legion, VFW and was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War. Survivors:  [living] sons, [living], Michael L. Cecil  of Fairland; [living]; brother, Melvin Cecil; [living]. He was preceded in death by spouses,  Norma (Tillison) Cecil  and  Janet (Gariott) Cecil. Services:  11 a.m. Mon., July 23 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, with calling from 4-8 p.m. Sun. Burial: Acton Cemetery with military service conducted by local veterans organization.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana co the funeral home.
Contributed by Brenda


The  Indianapolis  Star
July 29, 2001
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LULA MAE CAFFEE CECIL, 79, Greenfield, died July 28.  She worked 27 years for Western Electric Co., retiring in 1978.  She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Services:  10 a.m. July 31 in Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. July 30.  Burial:  New Palestine (Ind.) Cemetery.  She was the widow of  James Everett Cecil.  Survivors: children [living], Karen Brougher, [living]. Contributed by Brenda


The  Shelbyville  News
July 23, 1999
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James Everett Cecil,  83, Greenfield, died Thursday, Hancock Memorial Hospital, Greenfield.
Born Oct. 18, 1915, in Shelby County, s/o  John Adrian and Anna Mae (Gebhart) Cecil.
Sept. 12, 1938, married  Lula Mae (Caffee) Cecil; she survives.
Member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Shelbyville Eagles Lodge and Madison Moose Lodge.
Retired in 1974; worked for International Harvester Security for 30 years.
Survivors:  wife, Greenfield; a son,  James Cecil, Greenfield; two daughters,  Sharla Griffith, Greenfield, and  Karen Brougher, Indianapolis; a sister,  Edna Radish, Indianapolis; two brothers,  Melvin Cecil, Shelbyville, and  Wayne Cecil, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a brother.
Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, with the Rev. Severin Messick officiating.
Burial:  New Palestine Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
July 23, 1999
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JAMES  EVERETT  CECIL, 83, Greenfield, died July 22.  He worked in security 30 years for International Harvester Co., retiring in 1974.  He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Greenfield, Shelbyville (Ind.) Eagles Lodge and Madison (Ind.) Moose Lodge.  Also known as the "Bicycle Man," Mr. Cecil would restore discarded and broken bicycles and either sell or give them away to children.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Services: 2 p.m. July 25 in Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, with calling from 2 to 8 p.m. July 24.  Burial:  New Palestine (Ind.) Cemetery.  Survivors:  wife Lula Mae Caffee Cecil;  children [Living], [Living], Karen Brougher;  sister [Living], brothers  Melvin,  Wayne Cecil, seven grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.
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The  Indianapolis  Star
June 27, 1995
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Connie Cecil, 47, Shelbyville, died Sunday.  She worked for Shares Inc. and was a participant in the Special Olympics.  Miss Cecil was a member of First Christian Church, Shelbyville.  Memorial contributions may be made to Epilepsy Foundation. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, Shelbyville.  Burial:  New Palestine Cemetery.  Survivors:  brothers [living], [living], [living]; sisters [living], [living], Geneva Noggle, [living], [living], [living], [living], [living].


The  Shelbyville  News
death date November 29, 1971
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Mrs. Cecil Dies in Hospital
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Mrs. Cordellia Cecil, 62, R.R. 1, Fountiantown, died Monday at 2:30 p.m., Major Hospital.  Heart attack.
Mother of 13 children.
Services:  Ewing Mortuary with the Revs. James H. Horner and Bill E. Westbrook officiating. Burial:  New Palestine Cemetery.
Born in Leslie County, Ky., April 28, 1909, d/o  Carlo and Laura Helton.
Nov. 26, 1925, married  Ellsworth G. Cecil  who died Dec. 18, 1951.
Lived in Moral Township since 1945, moving there from Centerville.
Survivors:  four sons, Robert E. Cecil, R. R. 1, Fountiantown, [living], [living],and [living], all of Shelbyville; nine daughters, [living], and [living] Shelbyville, [living], and [living], Indianapolis, [living], Los Angles, Calif., Mrs. Charles (Ruby) Conrad, Columbus,  Mrs. Harold (Artis) [Aris] Trimnell, Seymour, [living], Columbus, O., and  Miss Connie Cecil, Fountaintown.
Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and six brothers and sisters, [living].
Contributed by Brenda
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greenfield  Daily  Reporter
Wednesday, December 19, 1951
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Local Father of 14 Dies in Car; Blame Weather
E.G. Cecil, Moral Twp., 58, Stricken
After Car Is Stalled
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          A Shelby county man; father of 14 children, has been added to the list of Indiana residents whose deaths have been attributed directly or indirectly to the severe weather of the past two days.
          Elsworth G. Cecil, 58-year old Moral township resident, was found dead in his car on a road east of Pleasant View about noon yesterday after having suffered a heart attack apparently some four hours earlier.
          Mr. Cecil was enroute home from work at the Beech Grove railroad shops at 6:00 a.m. when his car with a number of others, was stalled by snow drifts on U.S. Highway 421.  The report said Mr. Cecil joined in seeking to free the cars.  After traffic was resumed he drove a short distance on a side road leading to his home and was found there by  Roy Larrison, a neighbor, after Mrs. Cecil became alarmed at his continued absence.  Several cars passed his automobile, which was stopped on the edge of the road, but his body was slumped over the wheel and was invisible to passersby.
          A Resident of Shelby county for the past six years. Mr. Cecil a veteran of World War I, was employed as a stationary engineer at Beech Grove. He was born in Kentucky on October 18, 1893, the son of Boyd and Sallie [Sarah E.] (Pickerell)Cecil.
          Surviving with the children and Mrs. Cecil, the former  Cordellia Helton  to whom he was married in 1925, are four brothers and one sister, Adrian  and  John Cecil  and  Mrs. Mary Rose Burse (Burris) of Finley;  Alvin Cecil of Indianapolis and  Ben  of Beech Grove.  The children are  Mrs. Leona Mattingly, Finly; [living], [living] of this city, and  Reba [ Ruby] Mae, [living], [living].; [living], Robert, [living],  Aris Geneva, [living], [living], Connie Faye, and [living] all at home.  There are three grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing Mortuary Friday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. E. L. Ford officiating. Burial will be in the New Palestine cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 7 o'clock tonight.
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The  Greenfield  Daily  Reporter
December 19, 1951
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          Services for Elsworth Cecil, 58-year-old railroad employee of Pleasant Veiw, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Ewing Funeral Home, Shelbyville.
          He died of a heart attack Tuesday after shoveling snow to free his care from a snow drift.
          Employed 20 years by the Beech Grove Shops of the New York Central Railroad, he spent most of his life in the Beech Grove area.  He was born near Lebanon, Ky.
          Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Cordie Cecil; four brothers, Adie and John Cecil, both of Finley; Alvin Cecil, Indianapolis, and  Ben Cecil, Beech Grove, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Burris, Finley.
Contributed by Brenda

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