Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Sat., Dec. 9, 1989
James B. Fuller
          James B. Fuller, 84, died at 11:41 a.m. on Friday. Born Feb. 23, 1905 in Greenfield, he was a son of the Rev. Hugh Scott and Pearl (Phipps) Fuller. His wife, Celesta G. (Sparks) Fuller, whom he married Aug. 22, 1927, survives.
          Mr. Fuller was a city inspector for Shelbyville for several years and was also self-employed as a builder. He attended the Greenfield Pilgrim Holiness church. Also, he was a member and past master of Shelby Lodge No. 28 F.&A.M., a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite, a member of the Shelby County Sportsman Club and a member of the Eagles Lodge.
          Survivors include a sister, Mrs. George (Bertha) Gobel, Shelbyville. Preceding him in death were nine brothers and a sister. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Murphy Funeral Home with the Rev. James Horner officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Shelby Lodge No. 28 F.&A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Awareness Association of Central Indiana.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, January 23, 1951
          Mrs. Sarah Ann Fuller,  widow of  Thomas Fuller,  and one-time employee of the Gordon Children's Home, died Monday afternoon at a hospital in Anderson following a brief illness.  She was 79 years of age.
          She is survived by one sister and one brother.
          Mrs. Fuller's home was at 1625 Fairview St., Anderson, and funeral services will be held there Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, March 31, 1938
        DIES  AT  HOME  HERE
Funeral  Services  to  Be  Held
Thursday  for  Widow of  For-
mer  Greenfield  Minister.
          Mrs. Pearl Fuller,  age sixty-four, died suddenly Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at her home in Meridian street following two weeks illness.
          Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Heavenly Recruit Holiness church at Greenfield, where she formerly lived.  Short services will be held at the residence here at 1:00 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be made at Greenfield cemetery.
          Mrs. Fuller was born in Shelby county July 27, 1873, the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Phipps.  She was married to  Hugh Scott Fuller, who preseded[sic] her in death nine years ago.
          While living in Greenfield Mrs. Fuller became a member of the Heavenly Recruit Holiness church but during recent years she attended the Vine street M.P. church here.  She was a faithful church worker.  Her husband was a minister for many years and served as a bishop of the Heavenly Recruit Holiness church at Greenfield, which he constructed.
          She is survived by four daughter,  Mrs. Ruth Copple  and  Mrs. Mae McDonald, of Shelbyville;  Mrs. Cora Miller, of Glenwood [probably Rush County, but there is also a town named Glenwood in Fayette County], and  Mrs. Bertha Goble, of Mt. Auburn; five sons,  James,  Everett  and  Hugh; all of Shelbyville, and  Scott  and  Earnest, of Indianapolis; a brother,  Bert Phipps, Shelbyville; a sister,  Mrs. Eva Burton, of Piqua, O., and eleven grandchildren.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, August 14, 1919
Benjamin H. Fuller, Son of Local
Woman, Arrived Here
This Morning.
  The body of Benjamin Harrison Fuller,  27 years old, son of  Mrs. Eliza Fuller,  of Colescott street, who died Monday night at 9 o'clock in a hospital at AnnaMosa, Ia., arrived here at 8 o'clock this morning and was taken to the undertaking parlors of  Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Tindall,  where it was prepared for buial and later taken to the home of the mother, 429 Colescott street.  Fuller was arrested at the home of his mother here a few weeks ago, after he had escaped from the custody of Iowa officials while on his way to the Iowa penintentiary where he was being taken to serve a term of five years, being convicted on a charge of stealing a team of horses.
          He was captured here by  Assistant Chief of Police, John B. Thompson  and placed in jail.  He was taken to Iowa by officials about htree weeks ago.  While here Fuller was suffering from sugar diabetes and when returned to the penintentiary his condition became serious and he was placed in a hospital in Annamosa.
          Fuller was the last of his mother's five children.  Besides the mother he is survived by two children, one daughter, four years old and one son three years old.  He was born in this city July 25, 1892.
          Funeral services will be held at the home of his mother on Colescott street at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the Rev. W. E. Burkher officiating.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Tindall.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Fort  Wayne  Sentinel
January 9, 1890
Page 1
A Shelbyville Girl Commits Suicide
          Miss Rebecca Fuller,  a young girl of about eighteen years, is missing from her home at Shelbyville, Ind,, since Monday night, and it is thought that she jumped in the Blue river and was drowned.  She left a note in which sbe stated that at midnight that night she would leap over the Blue river bridge and for her sister not to mourn over her death.  The girl wandered away some months ago, and when found was lying across her mother's grave, several miles in the country.  She had considerable talent for painting and for writing poetry.  Her mind was deranged.
Contributed by John Ballard

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