Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 01, 2003
Mary Alice Crafton, 90, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, July 31, 2003.
Born Oct. 29, 1912, in Bengal, d/o  Wallace A.  and  Grace (Riser) McCain.  Married  George W. Crafton  on June 19, 1932, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1968.
Survivors include two daughters,  Kay (Lance) Koenig  of Shelbyville and  Ann (Don) Dickens  of Columbus; three grandchildren,  Scott Furgeson  and  Lora Furgeson,  both of Shelbyville, and  Jeff Huff  of Edinburgh; and four great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one daughter,  Carolyn Sue Crafton;  and one brother,  William F. McCain.
Lifelong Shelby County resident.
Employed at Tippecanoe Press from 1954 to 1977, retiring Oct. 27, 1977.
Member of First Christian Church and Order of Eastern Star No. 73.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St, with the Revs. James Horner and Wilbur Harvey officiating.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 118 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
August 2, 1969
          Mrs. Mae Crafton,  died at her home on R.R. 1, Flat Rock, at 5:15 a.m. today.  She had been seriously ill six months.  Born July 2, 1900, in Bartholomew County, she was the daughter of  Isaiah and  Della (Coots) Harker.  On April 20, 1919, she was married to  Edward Crafton  and he died Nov. 13, 1963.
          Mrs. Crafton was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ and its Ladies Aid Society.
          Survivors are one son,  Melvin Ernest Crafton,  Bristol; two daughters,  Mrs. Alberta Hardwick,  Fountaintown, and  Mrs. Rebecca Armstrong,  Westport; 17 grandchildren; one sister,  Mrs. Mattie Cortner,  Columbus; and five brothers,  James, Wilson Corner,  Jasper,  Chicago,  Thomas,  Milroy, and  Carl and  Samuel Harker,  of R.R. 3 Greensburg.  One son and one brother preceded in death.
          Services will be at the Pleasant Grove Church at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and after 2:00 p.m. Monday at the residence.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 14, 1963
Rites Sunday For
County Farmer, 64
          Edward Crafton,  64, of Noble Township, died at 4:30 a.m. today at Major Hospital where he had been admitted Wednesday evening.  He had suffered a stroke at his home Monday.  Mr. Crafton was a farmer and electrician and lived in Shelby County all his life.  A member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, Mr. Crafton was born on Dec. 31, 1898, the son of  Thomas and  Daisy Goodwin Crafton.  He married  Mae Harker  on April 20, 1919, and she survives.
          Also surviving are three children,  Melvin Ernest Crafton  of Briston,  Mrs. Carl (Alberta) Hardwick  of New Palestine, and  Mrs. Alfred (Rebecca) Armstrong,  Westport; three brothers,  Frank Crafton  of Boggstown, and  Melvin and  Bernard Crafton  of Flat Rock; three sisters,  Mrs. Ray (Mary) Rush  and  Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Hill,  both of Flat Rock, and  Mrs. Thurman (Bertha) Tindall  of Hope and 17 grandchildren.  A son  Clyde,  and two sisters preceded in death.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ with Rev. George Parks and Rev. Marvin Isley officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Norman Funeral Home in Hope from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, and at the residence 2:00 p.m. Saturday until Sunday noon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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