Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 16, 1950
William M. Fookes,  died at the McGraw Nursing Home, Fountaintown Wednesday.  Ill for the past 18 months;  serious condition since last August.
Former local grocer.
Home:  454 W. Washington St. 
75 years of age.  
Born in Falmouth, Ky., on September 10, 1875, and came to this city in 1899.  He was the son of  William  and  Susan (Ford) Fookes. On December 20, 1901, he was married to  Della Alley  whose death occurred 15 years ago.  Four children were born to the union and three survive, Mrs. Vaughn Hutchins, of Manilla, Mrs. George Nolan  of Columbus, O., and  Mrs. Edward Fleming  of Danville, Ill.  Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sophronia Nichols  of Bellefountain, O., five grandchildren and one niece, Mrs. Pearl Butts  of Falmouth, Ky.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in this city with Rev. David Shepherd and Rev. Ernest L. Ford officiating.  Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, November 23, 1935
(daily paper)
          Mrs. Della [A.] Fookes, fifty-two years old, wife of  William M. Fookes, died suddenly from heart trouble at 5:30 o'clock Friday evening at her home, 454 West Washington street.  The deceased was the daughter of  C. P. and Martha Cherry Alley, having been born in Shelby county December 7, 1882.  She was married to  Mr. Fookes December 26, 1902, four children being born to this union.  Mrs. Fookes, who had been a resident of Shelbyville all her life, was a member of the First Christian church.  Surviving are the husband, and three children, Mrs. Vaughn Hutchins  of Manilla;  Miss Lorene Fookes  of Columbus, O., and  Miss Lavaughn Fookes  at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace Bennett  of this city; a brother, George Alley  of Philadelphia, Pa.; and one granchild.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home with the Rev. Paul E. Million, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, September 25, 1905
          Helen Marie, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Fookes, died at their home, No. 318 Circle street, at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24th, of asthma, aged three years, three months and twenty-nine days.  Funeral services will be held at their home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Price officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Nancy Vance Glover

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