Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Smithers


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday March 19, 1936
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SMITHERS  RITES  WILL  BE  FRIDAY
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Mrs. Mary Bell Smithers,
73 Years Old, Died At Home Here
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          Mrs. Mary Bell Smithers, 73 years old, life-long resident of Shelbyville, died at her home, 268 West Locust street, at 5:00 o'clock Wednesday evening.
          She was born August 24, 1853 in Willisburg, Kentucky, and was the daughter of  James and Lettie Hardin.  She moved to this city in 1894.  Her marriage to  William Smithers, who died April 2, 1910, took place July 5, 1877.  Three of the six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Smithers survive.
          They are Mrs. Ed Mayhew,  Mrs. Hattie DeBusk  and  Floyd Smithers, all of this city. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Laura Keeling, of Springfield, Kentucky and  Mrs. Nannie Duncan, of Bloomfield, Kentucky; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Three children, Mrs. Frank Murrell,  Mrs. Walter Clark  and  William Smithers  have preceded her in death.
          Mrs. Smithers was a charter member of the West Street M. E. church.
          Funeral services will be held at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. R. A. Ragsdale, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be made in the City cemetery.
          Friends may call at the Murphy funeral home at any time until the hour of the funeral.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday April 26, 1911
Page 2 column 2
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DEATH  OF  WILLIAM  SMITHERS
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          William Smithers, aged twenty-one years, died at his home on West Locust street at 2 o'clock p.m. Wednesday, of tuberculosis.  Deceased had long been a sufferer from pulmonary trouble and his death was not unexpected.
          He is survived by his mother, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Merrick,  Mrs. Bernard DeBusk,  and  Mrs. Will Clark, and one brother  Floyd Smithers.
[Buried City Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 18, 1909
Page 5 Column 5
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          Charles F. Smithers,  a well known resident of this city, died Sunday morning at seven-fifteen o'clock of bronchial trouble.  He was aged forty years, eleven months and twenty-three days.  He had been seriously ill for the last nine weeks.  He was born and reared in Shelbyville and possessed a wide acquaintanceship thruout the county.  For fifteen years he was associated with  L. C. Powell  in the grocery business, and acquired a reputation for strict integrity and honesty.  He is survived by a sister,  Mrs. George Powell.
          The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the late home, 62 north Pike street, the Rev. O. A. Cook officiating.  Interment will take place in the city cemetery,  Stewart & Fix being in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday February 15, 1909
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DEATHS   FUNERALS
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          Charles Fremont Smithers, for fifteen years one of the city's progressive grocers, died of bronchial trouble Sunday morning at seven-fifteen, aged forty years, eleven months and twenty-three days.  Mr. Smithers had been ill nine weeks.  The deceased was born and reared in Shelbyville and was extensively acquainted throughout the county.  His reputation for honesty and chastity was never assailed.  In the fifteen years he was associated with  Leonard Powell  in the grocery business, Mr. Smithers made many friends.  Mr. Smithers is survived by the widow, one sister, Mrs. George Powell, and many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the late home, 62 North Pike street at 2 p.m., Rev. Cook will officiate.  The body will be entombed in the City cemetery, Stewart & Fix officiating.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 2, 1908
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SUDDEN  DEATH  OF  WILLIAM  SMITHERS
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Attended Prayer Meeting At West Street Church
Apparently In Good Health
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Paralytic Stroke On The Way Home
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          William Smithers  died at his home at No. 114 West Locust street at 5 o'clock this morning, aged fifty-eight years, seven months and twenty days.  He was married to  Miss Mary B. Hardin  on July 5, 1877, who with their two sons and four daughters survive him.  They are  Floyd  and  Willie,  Mrs. Tishie Murrell,  Mrs. Nettie Mayhew,  Mrs. Vangie Clark  and  Miss Hattie.  The funeral will be held at the West Street M. E. church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, conducted by Rev. G. Jensen.  Interment in the City cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
          Mr. Smithers was quite well known in this city.  He was a painter by occupation and very industrious in his work.  He was a member of the West Street M. E. church and a regular attendant in all the services, being in attendance at the prayer meeting last evening.  He was also one of the faithful workers in the Young Men's Prayer Band and always attended when his health would permit.  The family has the sympathy of the members of these organizations as well as of their many friends in this the time of their bereavement.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sheila Maynor


The  Shelby  Union  Banner
June 25, 1863
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DIED.
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          SMITHERS -- In this city, on the 20th inst.,  Ella,  daughter of  David  and  Mary A. Smithers,  in the 7th year of her age.

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