Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, September 18, 1999
Edwin W. Douglas, 91, Flat Rock, died Friday, Shelbyville.
Born March 21, 1908, s/o Maurice and Vera (Hobart) Douglas.
On Sept. 18, 1928, he married  Bernece (Talkington) Douglas, and she preceded him in death March 10, 1997.
Farmer, retiring in 1973.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1925.
50-year member of the Norristown Masonic Lodge No. 147, F.&A.M.; and a member of Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Lewis Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Paul D. Douglas, Flat Rock; a daughter, Mary Lou Richardson, Indianapolis; two brothers, Robert H. Douglas, Flat Rock, and  James Douglas, Shelbyville; three sisters, Catherine Ferguson, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. John (Margaret) Haehl  and  Mrs. Tom (Alice) Wheeler, both of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a brother.
Lewis Creek Baptist Church, with the Revs. Cliff Bunch and David Lee officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery*.
Carmony-Ewing Broadway Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lewis Creek Baptist Church or Hospice of Shelby County.
* Note:  Cemetery records show Edwin buried at Lewis Creek Baptist Church. - PMF
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, September 20, 1979
          John H. Douglas,  73, Indianapolis, Shelby County native, died at 1:10 a.m. today at the Waldron Health Care Home where he had been a patient about one year.  An insurance man, he was president of the Indiana Mutual Hail Insurance Co.  Mr. Douglas also served as treasurer of the Indiana Mutual Insurance Companies and was active in the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.
          A World War II Navy veteran and an Indianapolis resident for 38 years, Mr. Douglas belonged to the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church where he was a past deacon and elder.  His memberships included the Calvin Prather Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, all of Indianapolis.
          Born Feb. 27, 1906 in Geneva, a son of  Maurice and  Vera (Hobart) Douglas,  he was married Nov. 14, 1931 in Hickory, N.C. to  Lucille Hilton,  who survives.  Also surviving are a son,  John Hilton Douglas,  Indianapolis, six bothers[sic] and sisters,  Mrs. John (Katherine) Ferguson,  Columbus, Ohio,  Edwin,  Robert and  James Douglas,  all of Flat Rock,  Mrs. John (Margaret) Haehl,  R.R. 5, Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Thomas (Alice) Wheeler,  R.R. 6, Shelbyville and two grandchildren.
          Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ewing Mortuary with Dr. Gerald Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Noble Township.  The family will receive friends at the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, from 7-9 p.m. Friday.  Friends may also call at the mortuary here an hour before the services.  Memorials may be in the form of contributions to the Memorial Fund of the First Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, August 30, 1968
W. B. Douglas Dies in Hospital
W. Bernard Douglas, 82, 16 S. West St., died Friday, August 30, 1968, Major Hospital.
Lifelong resident of Shelby County.  Resided in Shelbyville since 1917.
Director of the Farmers Home Administration here for 30 years.
Manager of farms.
WWI veteran.  Former member of the Shelby County Selective Service board.
Graduate of Franklin College.  Attended Columbia University.
Born August 9, 1886, in Noble Township, s/o  John D.  and  Asenath Shirley Douglas.
Married  Prudence Winterrowd on September 1, 1917; she survives.
Also surviving:  daughter, Mrs. John R. (Anne) Bayless, Gary;  one granddaughter.
Cremation.  Sleeth Funeral Homes.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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