A  Shelby  County  Area  Newspaper
September 14, 1951
Illness  Fatal  To  County
Woman, 79;  Rites  Monday
          Mrs. Margaret Friday May, 79, died at 11:55 last night at the home of a daughter,  Mrs. Julia Henderson  of near Blue Ridge.  Mrs. May had been in failing health for three years and seriously ill for four weeks.
          BORN  IN  BRACKEN  county, Ky., on Au. 12, 1872, she was the daughter of  John and Nancy Mattingly.  She was married in 1902 to  Fred Friday  who died in 1920.  She was later married to  John May,  who survives.
          Surviving with the husband and daughter at whose home she died are two daughters,  Mrs. Emma Stiers  of Cleveland, O., and   Mrs. Freda Chambers  of Greenfield; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters,  Mrs. Josie Favors  of St. Paul,  Mrs. Alta Buckley  of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Kate Newkirk  of Connersville, and several nieces and nephews.
          Mrs. May had been a resident of Shelby county for 50 years and was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in this city.
          FUNERAL  SERVICES  will be held at the church on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Vestal VanMatre and Rev. George Sandstrom officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the Murphy Mortuary after 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Republican 
Monday, May 12, 1924
Former  Resident  of  Shelby
County  Passed Away  At
Her  Home  in  Hope.
          Mrs. Lillie May, age fifty-six, former resident of Shelby county, died Saturday night at 9:35 o'clock at her home in Hope.  Her death was caused by cancer, with which she had suffered for more than five years.  Mrs. May had formerly lived near Flat Rock, in Shelby county.  She was well known through that part of the county.
        Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Hope Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. Synder officiating.  Burial will be made in the Hope Moravian cemetery.
          Mrs. May was a member of the Methodist church at Hope.  She was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah at Hope, and of the Pythian Sisters at Columbus.
          She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Rogers, of near St. Louis Crossing, and  Miss Edna May, at home; one brother,  John Sidener, of Elwood; two sisters,  Mrs. W. F. Fitzpatrick  and  Mrs. Arthur May, of Hope; and five half-sisters,  Mrs. Louisa Holland,  Mrs. Sarah Trotter,  Mrs. Clementine Harker,  and  Mrs. Polly Spotts, of Hope, and  Mrs. Mary May  of Columbus.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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