A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, July 11, 1935
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MAN  STRICKEN  WHILE
WORKING  IN  GARDEN
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Homer Spencer, 62, Passed Away
at Home Here -- Shelbyville
Resident 17 years
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RITES  WILL  BE  SATURDAY
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        Stricken while working in his garden at the south edge of the city yesterday morning, Homer Spencer, aged sixty-two, died at his home at 115 north Vine street at 9:30 o'clock last night. His death which was due to thrombosis, is a great shock to hundreds of friends throughout the city.
        After the attack Mr. Spencer was taken to his home by a friend, but failed to rally. He had lived here for the past seventeen years, but was born in Clark township, Johnson county, where he spent his early life as a farmer. Since moving here he had been a machinist and wood workman.
        The son of  Omar and Mary Spencer, the deceased was born Nov 22, 1872, and was at the time of death sixty-two years, seven months and nineteen days of age.
        He was married to  Miss Leota Duckworth  March 14, 1893, and six children were born to the union, five of whom survive with the widow. The children are  Mrs. Pearl Debaun  and  Mrs. Frank Bales, of this city;  Earl Spencer, at home;  Mrs. Ethel Land, of Franklin, and  Fred Spencer, whose address is unknown.  He is also survived by two brothers, Grafton Spencer, of Edinburg, and Lymna, of Franklin; a sister, Mrs. Kate Harrell, of this city; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
        Mr. Spencer was a member of the Christian church.
        Funeral services will be held at the Second Mt. Pleasant church at 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. Arville Owens, pastor of the Vine street M.P. church in this city and an old friend of the family, will officiate at the rites. Burial, in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors, will be made in the church cemetery.
        Friends may call at the late home after 6:00 o'clock this evening.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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