Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday March 31, 1952
Long Illness Is Fatal
to Former Local Optometrist
          Dr. Omer Francis Fuqua, 64, local optometrist for more than 20 years, died at his home, 315 St. Clare Street, Paris, Illinois, Sunday night at 9:25 o’clock following a serious illness of four months.  Death was caused by carcinoma.
          Dr. Fuqua was born at Sandford [Vigo County], Indiana, January 6, 1887, but spent the greater part of his early life in Terre Haute.  He was a graduate from the Needles School of Optometry in Kansas City, and came to Shelbyville in 1936.  Following his retirement in August 1, 1947, he and Mrs. Fuqua moved to Paris [Edgar County].
          He was a member of the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club and of the First Methodist Church where for many years he taught a boys’ Sunday school class.
          He is survived by the widow, Garnett (Ringler) Fuqua, his mother-in-law, a half brother,  Harry C. Fuqua of West Terre Haute, and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Cook & Ward funeral Home on South Central Street in Paris. Rev. N. I. Schoolfield of the Shelbyville First Methodist Church will assist with the rites.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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