Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, June 12, 1997
Lynnr Gaye Smiley
          Lynnr Gaye Smiley,  51, Flatt Rock, died today.  Born on July 21, 1945, in Russell County, Ky., she was the daughter of  Herbert and Elva Wilson.  On Feb. 27, 1983, she married  Walter David Smiley,  who survives.  Mrs. Smiley was a member of the Edinburgh First Assembly of God Church, where she was a teacher for the Children's Rainbow Group.  Seh was a former director of the Edinburgh Cheer Fund.  She had been employed at Sonoco Packaging, formerly Rexham, for 21 years.
          Survivors include her husband, Flat Rock; two sons,  Marty Wilson,  Mooresville, and  Kevin Gadberry,  Flat Rock; her mother, Russell Springs, Ky.; two step-daughters,  Joyce Caplinger,  Flat Rock, and  Teresa Clower,  Channahan, Ill.; five brothers,  Harold Wilson,  Lewis Wilson,  Wilkie Wilson,  Phillip Wilson  and  James Wilson,  all of Russell Springs; four sisters,  Viola Weddle  and  Edna Weddle,  both of Russell Springs;  Maretha Clayton,  Waddy, Ky., and  Gladys Martin,  Shelbyville; and 12 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother.
          Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Edinburgh First Assembly of God Church, with the Revs. Larry McCormick and George Eagler officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home, Edinburgh, or Monday at the church from noon to 2 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Americare Hospice.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
December 3, 1993
Priscilla Ellen Smiley,  52, 1215 Jefferson Ave., died Thursday, December 2, 1993.
Born October 26, 1941, St. Paul, d/o  Henry Lee  and  Vera Gahimer Vanscoy.
Shelby County resident most of her life.
Employed at Amos Plastics, Edinburgh, and K-T Corp., Shelbyville.
Member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Moscow Christian Church.
Survivors:  mother, Shelbyville;  four daughters, Cathy Shepard  and  Angela Smiley, Shelbyville,  Gail Smiley, West Virginia, and  Tammy Blake, Anderson; one son, Robert Allen Sinclair, Edinburgh; one sister, Mrs. John "Lee" (Sharon) Ragin, Shelbyville; two brothers, Leroy Vanscoy, Mitchell, and  Lorell Vanscoy, Shelbyville; five grandchildren.
Preceded in death by father, one daughter, one sister.
Van Pelt Cemetery, with the Rev. William C. Horner officiating.
Carmony-Ewing Funeral Homes.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Wednesday, October 23, 1946
Levi P. Smiley, 88, Dies
At Hospital 
          A hip fracture suffered 10 days ago has resulted in the death of  Levi P. Smiley, 88-year-old retired county farmer. Mr. Smiley died at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Major hospital, where he was taken for treatment following a fall at his home near Lewis Creek.
          Mr. Smiley was born in Kentucky on August 3, 1858, a son of  John and Mary (Richardson) Smiley, and was the last surviving member of a family of 15 children. He moved to Shelby county in early life and for many years he operated a farm in Moral township, near London. He had been retired for the past 15 years and resided one mile east of Lewis Creek.
          On August 26, 1880, he was married to  Emma Markland, of Bartholomew county, and to this union seven children were born. Three of them survive with the widow, they are  Delbert Smiley, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Alta Hern, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Eva Pool, of Shelby township. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. Smiley was a member of the Hawcreek Baptist church in Bartholomew county.
          The last rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m., in the Loren H. Murphy funeral home. Burial will be made in the Moravian cemetery at Hope. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m. today and are requested by the family to omit flowers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Monday, September 4, 1911
Page 4   column 3
          The funeral of  William Butler Smiley,  sho was well known all over the western part of this county, was held this afternoon at hree o'clock at his home near the Second Mt. Pleasant church, with  Rev. P. O. Duncan  officiating, and the interment was made in Greenlawn cemetery at Franklin.  Mr. Smiley was a prominent farmer and stockman.  He was aged sixty-three years, eight months and twenty days, and his death was due to pneumonia, from which he had been suffering only a week.  He passed away at 6:30 o'clock Friday evening.  Practically all his life had been spent in the neighborhood where his death occurred.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters and three sons, the children being  Miss Kate,  a teacher in the Greenwood schools;  Miss Bertha,  at home;  Jacob,  of southern California, and  Albert and  Clarence,  of Johnson county.  He is also survived by a brother,  Benjamin,  of Oklahoma, and a sister,  Mrs Fannie Pearcy,  of Kirkland, Ind.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Franklin and the members of the order participated in the burial ceremonies.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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