Shelby  County  Indiana

Davies / Daviess

The  Shelbyville  News
June 25, 2002
Mildred C. Davies, 90, of Flat Rock, died Sunday, June 23, 2002, Morristown.
Born July 15, 1911, Parke County, d/o  Frank and  Etta (Barker) Bannon.  Married  Melvin L. Davies  Dec. 22, 1934; he preceded Dec. 19, 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Carolyn) Mills  and  Mrs. Doug (Mary Margaret) Kellam, both of Shelbyville; two sisters, Doris Bugg  of Greentown, and  Mary Harvey  of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Brad Mills  of Morristown, Kim Mills  and  Debbie Cook, both of Shelbyville; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Missionary society of Lewis Creek Baptist Church, Shelby County Historical Society, Bears of Blue River Camping Club, Parke County Historical Society and the Quaker church in Bloomingdale  Attended Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
1929 graduate, Bloomingdale High School.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home; Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
December 19, 1988
Melvin  L.  'Mel'  Davies
          Melvin L. "Mel" Davies,  77, R.R. 1, Flat Rock, died Monday at his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He had been in failing health for two years.  Mr. Davies, a 1934 graduate of Indiana State University, attended Indiana University graduate school and studied pottery and industrial arts vocational education at kBall State University, University of Tennessee, Indiana State University and the John Herron Art Institute.  He was an industrial arts teacher at Mitchell High School from 1937-42 and from 1942-1973 at Shelbyville High School.
          In addition, he was a member of the Indiana Historical Society, Shelby County Historical Society, Parke County Hisotrical Society, Indiana Putters Guild, Indiana Artist and Craftsmen Guild and the Shelbyville Rotary Clud, serving as the president in 1967 and as a director for two terms.  He was a member of Farmers Lodge No. 147, R&AM, Norristown.
          He received the Rotary Award for the Arts in 1988 and was a member of the Bloomingdale Friends Church.  Mr. Davies assisted in setting up the potter's shop at Conner Prairie Settlement, and appeared there as potter from 1973-76.  He had a pottery shop at his home before retirement, and researched Indiana pottery, profiding information and loaning materials for exhibitions and to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and a traveling exhibit in 1980-81.
          A son of  Merrill William and  Orpha (Morris) Davies,  he was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Bloomingdale.  He was married Dec. 22, 1934, to  Mildred Bannon,  who survives.  Also surviving are daughters,  Mrs. Carolyn Mills  and  Mrs. Mary Margaret Kellam,  Shelbyville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren' and a brother,  Ken Davies,  Mesa, Ariz.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home with the Rev. James Bridges officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where a masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grover Museum, the Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library or a favorite charity.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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