Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, June 2, 1997
          Donald E. Eads,  70, Shelbyville, died today at his home.  Born on Dec. 19, 1926, in Shelbyville, he was the son of  Arnold and  Anna (Comstock) Eads.  On May 23, 1952, he married  Sue (Talbert) Eads,  and she survives.
          Mr. Eads was a lifelong resident of Shelbyville.  He had worked at the former Shelby National Bank for 28 years before retiring in 1984.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Shelbyville Eagles Lodge.
          Survivors in addition to his wife, Shelbyville, include a daughter,  Christie Dickmann,  Shelbyville; three sons,  Brad Eads,  Morristown,  and  Jeff Eads  and  Kirk Eads,  both of Shelbyville, a sister,  Marilyn Phares,  Shelbyville; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by a stepmother,  Wilberta Eads,  and a brother.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Huffman officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Shelby County.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Farmers  Champion
Elgin, Oklahoma
April 20 1921
Mrs. Sarah A. Eads
          Mrs. Sarah A. Eads died at her home in Elgin at 7:40 o'clock Tuesday morning, aged 64 years, 4 month, 15 days. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. W. T. Cost, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by the pastor of the Methodist church at Fletcher, interment in the Elgin cemetery.
          She had a stroke of paralysis on Easter Sunday from which she partly recovered, but remained confined to her home. She had another severe stroke on Monday night before her death and from that time continued to sink gradually until the end came.
          Sarah Alice Foreman  was born in Indiana, November 26, 1856. In 1882, she was married in Arkansas to  James Eads, who died in 1915.  To this union were born four children,  James R., who was last heard of at Texarkana, Ark.,  Mrs. Maggie Davis of Lawton, Chas. W. of near Elgin, and  Frank, who resided with his mother.  The family moved from Arkansas to Missouri in 1902 and from there to Elgin, Oklahoma in 1905, where they have since resided.
          Deceased had been a member of the Advent church for a number of years.  She was a kind and devoted wife and mother and was highly respected by all in the community, which was shown by the large concourse of friends who attended the funeral.
Contributed by Virginia Flesher
Notes from Virginia:  Sarah Alice Foreman was the daughter of  Hiram and Elma Anna Salley Foreman.  The family was in Arkansas County, Arkansas by 1870.

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, June 24, 1919
Page 5, column 3
"Uncle Tommy" Died At Home In Shelby Township
At 11:30 O'Clock Today
          Thomas Eads, 79 years old, one of the best known residents in Shelby county, being known as "Uncle Tommy," died suddenly at 11:30 o'clock today at his home in Shelby township, of hardening of the arteries and complication of diseases.  He had been in ill health for some time, but at no time was he bedfast.  He spent a few hours this morning in the yard about his home and gone inside to lie down, when be died.
          He was born in Shelby township February 24, 1840, spending his entire life near the home where he died.  He was the son of  Jonathan and Elizabeth Eads, and was one of a family of eight.  He was married to Miss Nancy Carnagie, 57 years ago.  He is survived by one son, Henry Eads, of near here; one brother, Tyra Eads, one grandson, and a number of nephews and nieces.  He was one of the well known farmers of the county.
          Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Christian Church, of which he was a member for years, the Rev. L.R. Morment, of Indianapolis, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
[Buried Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marilyn

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday April 6, 1907
Page 1 column 6
Louis Eads Passed Away Today
at Center, Howard County
          A telegram was received at the Sheriff's office this afternoon, stating that  Louis Eads, formerly of this county, had died at Center, Howard county, Indiana, today, and for the officials to notify the relatives of the decedent.
          Mr. Eads was a former resident of Shelby county, moved to Howard county about twenty years ago.  He was a brother of  Tyra and Thomas Eads, of this county, and a brother-in-law of  Henry McCarty  and  Rev. S. D. Hawkins.  He was also a distant relative of  Sheriff John H. Butler.  He was about sixty-one years of age and is survived by a widow and nine children.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, May 2, 1889
Page 3, column 2
          Mrs. Elizabeth Eads, living in Shelby township, started to this city Wednesday, April 24 in company with her son, Tyra, and soon after starting was taken so ill that she was taken back home, where she died in a few minutes, age eighty-two years.  The funeral services were held at the Lewis Creek Baptist Church at noon Friday.  Rev. Crim, of this city, officiating. D.B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marilyn

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 17, 1889
Page 3, column 2
          Nancy J., wife of  Thomas Eads, died at their residence in Shelby Township January 9th, of dropsy, age 52 years.  Services at the house at ten o'clock a.m., by the Rev. H. H. Nesslage.  Interment in Lewis Creek Baptist grave yard.  D. B. Wilson funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Marilyn

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