Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Perry


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday April 10, 1986
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Pearl L. Perry, 85, 421 First street, died at 7:52 p.m. Wednesday at W. S. Major Hospital.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident.
Homemaker.
Member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
D/o  William and Lydia (Basey) Dodd, born September 10, 1900, Shelbyville.
Married to  Curtis C. Perry, who died in 1982.
Surviving:  sons, James Perry, Shelbyville, and  Morris Perry, Brownsburg; daughters,  Mrs. Maxine Smallman  and  Mrs. William (Dorotha) Donica, both of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Titus, Hope; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister,  Mrs. Sarah Ward, Jeffersonville.
One brother and three sons preceded her in death.
Murphy Mortuary with the Rev. Jerry Crouse officiating. 
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 17, 1969
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DEATH  CLAIMS  EDITH  PERRY
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Mrs. Edith L. Perry, 71, died Saturday, at the home of her son, Raymond Perry.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Born February 10, 1898, in Bartholomew Co, d/o  Jacob and Susan (Gerhart) Smith.  Married in Shelbyville September 17, 1917, to Walter Perry and he died March 18, 1965.  Attended the Evangelical Methodist Church; member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens and Shelby County Chapter of War Mothers.
Survivors:  sons Raymond,  Walter,  Eugene Perry;   daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Evelyn) Hauk,  Mrs. Howard (Norma) Stainbrook,  Mrs. Stanley (Virginia) Huhnke;  sisters, Mrs. Earl Martin,  Mrs. Oris Oldham.  One brother and two sisters preceded in death.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, March 19, 1965
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DEATH  CLAIMS  WALTER  PERRY
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Rites Tuesday For Ex-Factory Employe[sic]
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Walter T. Perry, 67, 216 Tennant Avenue, died Thursday, San Diego, CA, while visiting his son S-Sgt. Raymond Perry, Marine Corps.
Retired employe of Great States Corp.; lived in Shelbyville most of his life.
Born in Brown County, June 30, 1897; son of  Thomas and Nora (Collins) Perry;  married  Edith Smith on September 27, 1918, and she survives, with three daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Evelyn) Hauk,  Mrs. Howard (Norma) Stainbrook,  Mrs. Stanley (Virginia) Huhnke;  two other sons, Walter Perry  and  Morris E. Perry.
Burial Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Wanda
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, December 15, 1962
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EMRIAL  PERRY
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Heart Attack Fatal
To County Many, 55
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          Emrial W. Perry,  55, veteran of War II, died suddenly Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at his home on R.R. 2 in Brandywine Township following a heart attack.  Although death was unexpected, Mr. Perry had been ill with a heart condition for years.
          Mr. Perry was born on March 15, 1907, in Moral Township, a son of  Ora C. and  Lennie (Stewart) Perry.  He married  Florence Snapp  on May 4, 1929, and she survives with one daughter,  Mrs. Charles (Betty) Williams  of Waldron.
          Two brothers,  Herbert Perry  of Waldron and  Roy Perry  of Akron, O., also survive with two sisters,  Mrs. Freda Cherry  of Fairland and  Mrs. Deloris Nagle  of Wanamaker.  There are three grandchildren.
          Mr. Perry had been employed for the past 20 years as a pipe fitter for International Harvester in Indianapolis and he was a member of the Fairland Masonic Lodge.
          Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Ewing Mortuary.  Rev. Ross Vandine will officiate.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, where members of the Masonic Lodge will conduct graveside rites.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, December 15, 1962
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FLOYD  W.  PERRY
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Funeral Monday for
St. Paul Man, 55
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          Floyd W. Perry,  55, a farmer and carpenter who moved to the St. Paul community eight years ago from Indianapolis, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday at his home a quarter-mile west of St. Paul in Noble Township.  Mr. Perry had been in failing health 10 years but his death was unexpected and due to a heart condition.
          He formerly resided in the Boggstown area and was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church in his earlier years.
          Mr. Perry was a son of  William J. and  Cordelia (Bevis) Perry  and was born in Johnson County, Oct. 7, 1907.  On March 29, 1932, he was married to  Fannie Harrison,  who survives with five children:  William P.,  Jimmy W.,  June L.  and  John Perry,  all at home, and  Mrs. Charles (Ula) Greene  of Waldron.  Three grandchildren also survive.  A son died in infancy and a brother,  Virgil Perry,  died last March 7.
          Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul, with  Rev. Dale Waltz  officiating.  Burial will be in the Boggstown cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, March 8, 1962
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VIRGIL  L.  PERRY
DIES  AT  WORK
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Heart Attack Fatal
To St. Paul Man, 53
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          Virgil L[can't read; four letters] Perry  53, St. Paul, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday while working at the Manufacturers Building at the State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis.  State Police said he had complained of being ill, went outside for air and collapsed.  He was pronounced dead on arrival at Marion County General Hospital.  Mr. Perry had been in failing health for five years and death was attributed to a heart attack.
          A carpenter for the Blue Ridge Quarries of Waldron, he was preparing an exhibit for the Indianapolis Flower and Patio Show which opens at the fairgrounds Saturday.  Mr. Perry was a member of the Boggstown Presbyterian Church.
          Born June 16, 1900, in Johnson County, he was a son of  William and  Cordelia Perry.  In September, 1931, he married  Lona Mae Conway  who survives with five children:  Gary Lee Perry  at home,  Mrs. John Bullard,  Mrs. Marilyn Chambers  and  Larry H. Perry,  all of St. Paul, and  Robert L. Perry  of Greensburg R.R. 5.
          Also surviving are a brother,  Floyd Perry  of St. Paul and nine grandchildren.  Two daughters preceded in death.
          Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul.  Rev. Dale Waltz will officiate.  Burial will be in the Boggstown cemetery.  Friends may call at the St. Paul funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, March 25, 1949
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DEATH  FOLLOWS
LONG  ILLNESS
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Funeral Sunday for Marshall
Perry, Fairland Man
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          Marshall Perry,  76, Fairland, died at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at Maple Convalescent Home near Fountaintown after a long illness.  Born in Shelby county Dec. 3, 1872, he was the son of  William and  Martha (Wilkins) Perry.  His marriage to  Sarah Arnold  took place Feb. 28, 1886.  Mrs. Perry died on March of this year.  Mr. Perry was a retired railroad man.  He was a member of the Red Men's lodge at Fairland.
          SURVIVING  ARE  eight children,  Mrs. Clell Alexander,  of near Edinburg;  Kenneth Perry,  of near Shelbyville;  Floyd,  Silbert and  Richard Perry,  Mrs. Enos Sills  and  Mrs. Hugh Imel,  all of Fairland;  Mrs. Milburn Dougherty  of Acton; sixtenn grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother,  Ezra Perry  of near Shelbyville; and a sister,  Mrs. Maude Cartwright  of Fairland.
          Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Fairland Methodist Church with Rev. John C. Craig and Rev. O. E. Killion officiating.  Burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ewing mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, December 21, 1948
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SAMUEL  PERRY  DIES  AT  HOME
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          Ill for the past seven weeks, Samuel E. Perry, Shelby county blacksmith for 50 years, died at 8:15 o'clock this morning at his home at 817 Indiana Avenue.  He was 76 years of age.  Mr. Perry, who operated a blacksmith shop at Fairland for 16 years, was born in Shelby county on December 11, 1872.  He was the son of  Thomas  and  Sarah (Green) Perry.  He was first married to  Minerva Bassett, whose death occurred 10 years ago.  Three sons of this marriage, Virgil  and  Floyd Perry of Connersville and  Harley Perry  of Morristown survive.  On June 15, 1941, he married  Mattie W. Talbert  who survives.  Other survivors are two grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; eight step-great-grandchildren; two brothers  Ed Perry  of Stones Crossing and  George Perry  of Stilesville.  Last rites will be held at the Evangelical Methodist Church Thursday at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. A.M. Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be in the Nineveh cemetery in charge of Murphy Mortuary.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Donna Perry


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, June 16, 1945
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DEATH  CLAIMS
ORA  C.  PERRY
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Week's Illness Is Fatal to
Fairland Man
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          Ora C. Perry,  age 70, well known Fairland resident and retired farmer, died at 11:00 p.m. Thursday at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past week.  Death was due to a heart disease.
          Mr. Perry was born on October 22, 1874, in Moral township, the son of  William and  Martha Wilkins Perry.  Early in life he united with the East Union Baptist Church in Moral township.  In 1903 he was married to  Miss Linnie Ethel Stewart,  whose death occurred on December 13, 1918.
          Seven children were born to the union and five survive.  They are  Roy,  stationed in Austria with the U.S. army;  Herbert,  stationed at Camp Fannin, Tex.;  Emrial,  in the south Pacific with the SeaBees;  Mrs. Freda Cherry,  of Fairland, and  Mrs. Deloris Nagel,  of New Bethel.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, two brothers and one sister,  Marshall Perry  and  Mrs. Maude Cartwright,  of Fairland, and  Ezra Perry,  of this city.
          Funeral rites will be held at the Fairland Baptist Chrch Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Archer Shirley officiating.  Burial will be made in the Cunningham cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.  Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home after 3:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Republican
Friday, October 1, 1943
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DEATH  OF
F. E.  PERRY
IS  CONFIRMED
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Seaman  Frederick  Perry
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          Confirmation of the death of  Frederick Elby Perry,  son of  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Perry,  of east of this city, has been received in a telegram sent his wife,  Mrs. Ruth Perry,  who resides in Fairfield, O.
          The young man was serving as a first class fireman in September of 1942 with the United States Coast Guard in the North Atlantic on the C.S.S. Muskeget.  The ship and its entire crew disappeared and no trace was ever found.
          The first telegram was received by his mother from the War Department on September 28, 1942.  The telegram received this week by the wife was from  Vice Admiral R. R. Waesche  and stated that his death presumable occurred on September 10, 1942.
          The young man was born in this city on June 9, 1920.  He attended local schools and was graduated from the high school in 1938.  He was married to  Miss Ruth Church,  of Rushville, on November 16, 1940, and enlisted in the Coast Guard on June 24, 1942.
          Survivors with the wife and parents are four brothers and one sister.  They are  Arthur,  an apprentice seaman stationed at Great Lakes with the U.S. Navy;  Glenn Maurice,  Norman,  Wanda  and  Kenneth,  at home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


Columbus, Indiana, Newspaper
January 1942
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Taken by Death
Albert Perry [photograph]
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EAST  COLUMBUS  RESIDENT  DIES
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Christian Church Custodian Dead - 
Funeral Service to be Saturday
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          Albert Perry, 74, custodian of the East Columbus Christian Church, died at 8:45 o'clock last night at the family home, 772 Grant Street, East Columbus.  He had been in declining health for two and one-half years but his condition did not become critical until Monday.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the East Columbus Christian Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles J. Meyers and Rev. A. N. Shockney, former pastor.  Burial will be made in Garland Brook Cemetery.
          The casket will be moved from the Flanigan, Reed and Hull funeral home to the residence tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock and will be open there until time to go to the church.
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Married 50 Years.
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          Mr. Perry was born at Marietta in Shelby County and was a in Shelby County, the son of  Jobe [Job]  and  Jerusha Ann Perry,  and was a farmer in his early life.  Later he worked at the moulder's trade.  He served eight years as custodian of the East Columbus Church.  He was a member of that church, the Moulders' union and Moose lodge.
          He was married Sept. 14, 1890 to  Miss Stella C. Howerth and they celebrated their golden wedding in September 1940.  He spent most of his life in Columbus and East Columbus and was well known.
          Surviving are his wife and six children,  Earl Perry  of Lexington, Ky.,  Sylvan Perry  of Ashland, Ky.,  Mrs. Paul Rambo  of Seymour,  Mrs. Harley Wilson  of Kokomo,  Mrs. Ernest Devers  and  Hubert Perry of this city; 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, two step-brothers  Landy and  Fremont Ensley, and a step-sister, Mrs. Ed Hill, all of Edinburgh.
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ALBERT PERRY FUNERAL HELD
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          Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the East Columbus Christian church for Albert Perry, 74, who died at his home, 772 Grant Street.  The Rev. Charles J. Meyers was in charge, assisted by the Rev. A. N. Shockney.  Burial was made in Garland Brook cemetery.
          Helping with the flowers were  Mrs. Alpha Edwards,  Mrs. Otto Chrisman,  Mrs. Richard Rush,  Mrs. Minnie Gulley,  Mrs. George Billings,  and  Mrs. Jake Brown.
          The casket bearers were  James Eddy,  Richard Rush,  Jeff Brougher,  Otto Chrisman,  George Dickerson,  and  Jake Brown.
Contributed by Virginia Perry Cox


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, January 12, 1936
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MINERVA  PERRY  PASSES  AWAY
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Woman, 61 Years Old, Dies at
Residence of Daughter
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          Mrs. Minerva Perry, 61 years old, wife of  Samuel Perry, died at the home of her son-in-law, Grover Collins  in Brandywine township, two and one-half miles south of Fairland at 1:50 o'clock Sunday morning following a serious illness of four weeks.
          She was born in Brandywine township August 31, 1874 and was the daughter of  Martin  and  Anna Johnson Bassett.  The deceased had spent most of her life in Shelby county.  Her marriage to Mr. Perry took place December 22, 1891.  Five children were born.
          Survivors are three children, Virgil  and  Floyd Perry of Connersville and  Harley  of this city; two grandchildren, Mrs. Marian Bush  of Brandywine township, and  Dale Perry  of Connersville; one step-grandchild, Mrs. Helen Linville; one brother, Cal Bassett  of Nineveh; one sister, Mrs. Otto Quick, of near Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.  One daughter, Mrs. Grover Collins, died eleven days ago and one son, Oscar Perry, died in April 1903.
          Mrs. Perry was a member of the Vine Street M.P. church where funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.  The Rev. Clarence Hamilton of this city will officiate.
          Interment will be in the family lot in the Nineveh cemetery in Johnson county in charge of C.F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.  Friends may call at the Fix Funeral Home any time until 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Donna Perry


Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
July 18, 1933
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MRS.  LAURA  PERRY  FOUND  DEAD  TODAY
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Body of Widow of Dr. C. H. Perry Found at Home
At Lewis Creek This Morning
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          Mrs. Laura Perry,  widow of  Dr. C. H. Perry,  and a life long resident of Shelby county, was found dead at her home in Lewis Creek at 10:15 o'clock this morning, the death being attributed to a gangrenous appendix.
          Couny Coroner  Thomas Cartmel, called to investigate the death, ordered the body removed here where an autopsy was preformed this afternoon.
          Rev. T. J. Wilson  discovered the body at the Perry home this morning when he went to make a call on Mrs. Perry.  Her body was lying on a couch, clad in nightclothing with her hands crossed peacefully across her breast.
          The coroner expressed the belief that she was been dead for approximately six or eight hours when the body was discovered.
          Since her husband's death, Mrs. Perry has lived alone at the Lewis Creek home and she was last seen alive at 9:00 o'clock last night.
          Mrs. Perry was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Trimble  and was born in Washington township, near her present home, on August 14, 1885, being at the time of death forty-seven years, eleven months and four days of age.
          She was united in marriage to Dr. Perry on June 5, 1908, and since that time they had lived at Lewis Creek, where Dr. Perry had built an extensive practice.
          Surviving Mrs. Perry are one sister,  Mrs. Thomas Bone  of Washington township; a brother,  Arthur Trimble,  of Bartholomew county, several nieces and nephes, and one step-son,  Dr. Garnett Perry,  of this city.
          Funeral arrangements have not yet been made but will be announced later by C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Carolyn Perry English


Shelbyville, Indiana, newspaper
March, 1933
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FRIENDS,  ASSOCIATES  PAY  FINAL  TRIBUTE
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Last Rites Held Today for Dr. C. H. Perry, Prominent Lewis Creek Physician.
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BURIAL  AT  FLAT  ROCK
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          Paying final tirbute to  Dr. C. H. Perry,  the largest crowd ever to attend a funeral in the community of Flat Rock was present for the last rites for the prominent Lewis Creek physician this morning.  Burial was in the Flat Rock cemetery.
          Pall bearers were  Roy Nading,  Claude Thurston,  Willie Weinantz,  Avery Scott,  Floyd McCarty,  and  Ed Hawkins,  all old friends and neighbors of the deceased.  Flowerbearers were his graddaughter,  Betty Sue Perry;  Lucille Bone,  Sarah  and  Elizabeth Trimble,  Lucille Weinantz,  Gladys Weintraut,  Fannie Stewart,  Mary Ann Trimnell,  Helena Nay,  Hazel Tolen,  Carrie McCarty,  and Frieda Mutz.
          Dr. and Mrs. Perry had made their home at Lewis Creek for the past thirty-seven years, during which time he had practiced his profession.  His death is a source of deep sorrow throughout the county.
          Members of the Shelby County Medical Society, of which Dr. Perry was a member, attended the services in a body and the Farmers Lodge of Masons, of Norristown, participtaed in the servies at the grave.  Representative of the Scottish Rite, of Indianapolis, were also present.
          Besides the widow,  Mrs. Laura Perry,  the deceased is survived by a son,  Dr. Garnet Perry,  of Shelbyville; his aged parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Perry,  of Campbellsville, Ky.; two sisters,  Miss Ida Perry,  also of Campbellsville, and  Mrs. Tom Ed Coakley,  of Hodgenville, Ky., and a number of nieces and nephews.
          Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were the two sisters;  Mr. and Mrs. Russell White, of Valparaiso;  Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Lurton  and daughter,  Kathleen, of North Vernon;  Mr. and Mrs. Claude Davis  and  Beatrice White,  of Southport.  The parents of he deceased, both 88 years of age, were unable to attend the services because of the great distance and the condition of their health, but a picture of their son, lying in its last resting place and surrounded by the innumerable floral tributes, was sent to them.
          More than 1,500 friends and associates viewed the body of Dr. Perry as it lay at rest at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Garnet Perry,  of this city, over the week-end.
Submitted by Carolyn Perry English.

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Saturday, March 11, 1933
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Dr. C. H. PERRY  CALLED  IN  DEATH
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Lewis Creek Physician and Outstanding Civic Figure
in Community, Passed Away Friday Afternoon.
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FUNERAL  SERVICES  MONDAY
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Prominent Physician Had Been Seriously Ill Over Period
of Six Weeks --- Passing Is Loss That Is Mourned
by Residents of Shelby and Adjoining Counties.
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          Dr. Charles H. Perry,  Lewis Creek physician, an outstanding figure in his profession and one of the community's most valuable citizens, passed away at 4:50 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Robert Long hospital, in Indianapolis, following six weeks' illness due to cirrhosis of the liver and portal obstruction.  Dr. Perry's passing, at the height of a most successful career, is the cause of deep mourning throughout Shelby and adjoining counties, where he was known as a practical and efficient physician and a splendid citizen.
          Funeral services are to be conducted at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning at the Flat Rock Methodist church, with Dr. L. Richmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, and the Rev. Mr. Davis, of the Flat Rock church, officiating.  Burial will be at the Flat Rock cemetery with C. F. Fix & Sons, funeral directors in charge.  Members of the Shelby County Medical Society will attend the services in a body and the Norristown Masonic lodge will participate in the rites at the grave, but not at the church.
          Following the death, the body was moved to the home of his son, Dr. Garnet R. Perry, 618 south Tompkins street, where friends may call until 9:30 o'clock Monday monring.  Dr. Perry first entered the Robert Long hospital four weks ago, for observation and treatment.  On Monday, February 27, at his own request, he underwent an operation and on the following Saturday he was brought to his son's home in this city.  His condition failed to improve satisfactorily, and he was returned to the hospital on Monday.
          He is survived by the son; his aged parents,  Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Perry, of Campbellsville, Ky.; two sisters,  Mrs. Ida Perry, with whom he resided at Lewis Creek, and  Mrs. Tom Coakley,  of Hodgenville, Ky.  He also leaves a granddaughter, little  Betty Sue Perry,  daughter of  Dr. and Mrs. Garnet Perry.
          Dr. Perry was the son of  C. R.  and  Caroline (Fleece) Perry  and was born March 10, 1875, in Kentucky, being at the time of death fifty-eight years old.  He was the third child of a family of six, all of whom prospered in their various walks of life.  He had a practical knowledge of farming for he worked as a boy on his father's place.  After attending the common schools of his community, he entered the academy at Campbellsville, Ky., and later became a student of the Georgetown College, also of Kentucky.
          He spent three years in that institution, becoming a leading scholar through his keen intellect and ambition.  Later, he taught three terms in one of the district schools of Kentucy.  He had never never abandoned the idea, however, of becoming a physician and eventually entered the College of Medicine, at Louisville, Ky.  His studies in the college began in 1894 and he left the institution, three years later, with a distinguished diploma.
          It was then that he at located Lewis Creek in Shelby county to begin the practice of medicine.  The difficulty which the average young physician experiences in building up a practice is a well known fact but Dr. Perry was more than ordinarily successful at the very outset of his career.  In 1904, he took a post-graduate course at the Polyclinic School, in New York City, at the conclusion of which he returned to Lewis Creek and resumed his practice, increasing it to a noticeable extent in th year following.
          Dr. Perry was known as one of the most expert diagnosticians in the state and his record of service to his patients and profession was equalled only by his live interest in civic affairs of the community.  He had long been a recognized civic leader and his judgment was also held of greatest importance in councils of the Democratic party, of which he had been a lifeling member.
          He was a member of Farmers Lodge, No. 147, F.&A.M., the K. of P. at Flat Rock and the Lewis Creek lodge of Odd Fellows.  He was a past noble grand and charter member of the latter order.  He was also affiliated with the Modern Woodmen lodge, of which he was medical examiner for many years.  He also held that position with various insurance companies.
          Dr. Perry had been active in affairs of the Shelby County Medical Society and the State and National societies.
          Dr. Perry was twice married, his first wife being  Emma K. White,  of Flat Rock.  Mrs. Perry passed away Aug. 13, 1906 and Dr. Perry was later united in marriage with  Laura M. Trimble,  daughter of  nathan Trimble. Submitted by Carolyn Perry English, granddaughter of Dr. C. H. Perry.


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, March 11, 1933
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DR. C. H. PERRY,  WELL  KNOWN  PHYSICIAN,  DIES
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          Scores of Shelby county residents, friends of  Dr. C. H. Perry, popular Lewis Creek Physician, expressed genuine sorrow today upon learning of his death, which occurred at five o'clock Friday afternoon in the Robert Long hospital at Indianapolis.  Dr. Perry had been in failing health for several months, and his condition became serious six weeks ago.  A liver disease was the cause of death.
          Dr. Perry was 58 years of age yesterday.  He had practiced medicine in Shelby county for thirty-eight years, ever since his graduation from a medical school at Louisville, Kentucky.  During his time he secured a county-wide circle of friends, all of whom held him in high esteem, as a citizen of many admirable qualities and as a man of scholarly attainments.
          Besides the widow and a son, Dr. Garnet Perry, Shelbyville dentist, the deceased is survived by his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Perry, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, and two sisters, Miss Ida Perry, of Campbellsville, and  Mrs. Tom Ed Coakley, of Hodginville, Kentucky.
          Dr. Perry was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Shrine.  He was also a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and was active in the Shelby County Medical Society.
          Dr. Perry was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky, March 10, 1875, and at the time of his death was age 58 years.  He was first united in marriage to  Miss Emma White, August 7, 1897, to which union two children were born, Dr. Garnet Perry, of this city, and another son, who died in infancy.  The first Mrs. Perry died in August, 1906.  Dr. Perry was later married to  Miss Laura Trimble  who survives him.  He had been engaged in the practice of his profession for thirty-seven years.
          Funeral services will be held at the Flat Rock Methodist church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, in charge of Dr. L. O. Richmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, who will be assisted by Rev. F. M. Davis.  Masons of Norristown will participate in the services both at the church and at the grave.  The Shelby County Medical Society will attend in a body.  Burial will take place in the Flat Rock cemetery.  Friends may call at the home of the son, Dr. Garnet Perry, 618 South Tompkins street, after five o'clock this evening up until 9:30 o'clock Monday morning.
Submitted by Barb Huff.
For more information on this family, please contact  Liz English Wheeler


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
December 9, 1922
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ROLLIE  S.  PERRY
PASSED  AWAY  TODAY
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Lifelong Resident of County
Died After Illness of
More Than a Year.
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          Rollie S. Perry,  52 years, 11 months old, a lifelong resident of Shelby county, passed away this morning at 7:45 o'clock, at the home of his sister,  Mrs. Jessie McKee,  of Hendricks township.  He had been in failing health during the past year and his condition became serious about two months ago.  His death came as a result of heart trouble and dropsy.  Funeral services will be held at the Bengal Christian church Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock the Rev. Mr. Bennett, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors.
          Mr. Perry was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Perry,  and was here in Jackson township, Shelby county, Jan. 9, 1870.  He had spent his entire life in this county and was one of the most widely known and best liked residents of the community.  On Feb. 28, 1906, he was united in marriage with  Miss Claude Delano,  who preceded him in death.  He was united in a second marriage with  Miss Carrie Wild,  of Johnson county, July 19, 1916.  She also preceded him in death in May, 1917.
          He was a member of the Bengal Christian church and had always been an active worker in that organization.  He was also a member of the Sagawa Tribe Red Men, No. 263, of Boggstown.  Members of the lodge will participate in the funeral services.
          He leaves one son  Ralph D. Perry,  three sisters, Mrs. Jessie McKee, at whose home he died,  Mrs. George Thomas,  of Indianapolis, and  Mrs. Joseph Cole,  of this city.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, December 19, 1918
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DIED  OF  PNEUMONIA
YESTERDAY  EVENING
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Mrs. Clarence Perry Died at
Home in Moral Township ---
Funeral Monday.
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(From Saturday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Clarence Perry  died at 5:15 o'clock Friday evening at her home in Moral township if onfluenza-pneumonia.  She was 39 years of age and five small chldren are left with the father.
          Her death occurred yesterday evening after a short illness.  She leaves besides her husband, three sons,  Roy,  Emerald  and  Herbert;  two daughters,  Freda  and  Deloris.  She also leaves her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Stewart,  who reside south of this city; two sisters,  Mrs. John Sox,  of Moral township, and  Mrs. James Conwell,  who lives with her parents.
          Funeral services will be held at the home Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with burial in the New Palestine cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 27, 1918
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INFANT  PERRY
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          The infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Perry  of near Fairland died at their home this morning and will be buried tomorrow in the Fairland cemetery.  The child was but a day old.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming



The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, July 13, 1900
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          About nine o'clock Monday night  Lon Perry  was standing on the Joseph & Hoover corner of the east side of the Public Square talking to a number of companions.  He started to go to the edge of the sidewalk when he dropped dead.  Dr. Drake chanced to be near and going to the boy found that he was entirely lifeless, death having been instantaneous.  The lad was thirteen years and seven months old and was a son of  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Perry  who reside at No. 219 East Washington street, the father being a cooper.  The cause of the boy's death is said to have been heart disease superinduced by the excessive use of cigarettes.
          The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock, Dr. J. W. Duncan officiating.  the interment will be at Forest Hill in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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