The  Kokomo  Tribune
August 20, 1972
Page 15
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          Peru---- George A. Stites,  68, Shelbyville, formerly of Peru, died at 5 p.m. Wednesday.  In 1931 Mr. Stites was employed by the  Peru Tribune  and when he left in 1939 he was the morning editor.  He operated a photography studio in Shelbyville from 1939 until he retired in 1969.  Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a son and eight grandchildren.  Funeral services were scheduled at the Murphy Mortuary in Shelbyville at 10:30 a.m. Friday.  Burial was there.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, January 8, 1942
Page 1, column 3
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HEART  AILMENT  CAUSES  DEATH
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          Mrs. Susie Stites, age seventy-eight, widow of  Cary A. Stites, died unexpectedly at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday at her home one-half mile east of Geneva.  She had been suffering from heart trouble for the past several months but her condition was not considered serious.
          Born in Noble township October 10, 1863, she was the daughter of  Oliver P. and Elizabeth (Clark) Durbin.  She was married to Mr. Stites June 24, 1880, and he preceded her in death February, 1933.  One daughter, Mrs. Emory R. Hunt, of 224 Colescott street, survives.
          Mrs. Stites was a charter member of the West Street Methodist church and of the Pythian Sisters and at the time of her death was a member of the Geneva Methodist church, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday.  The Rev. Golden Northern will officiate at the last rites and burial will be made at Forest Hill cemetery, in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Submitted by Barb Huff for  Nan Curtis


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, February 6, 1933
Page 4, column 4
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TO  HOLD  FUNERAL  GENEVA  CHURCH
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Rites For Cary Allen Stites, 79, Noble Township,
To Be Tuesday Morning
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PNEUMONIA  CAUSES  DEATH
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          Pneumonia caused the death of  Cary Allen Stites, prominent farmer of Noble township, at five o'clock Saturday evening at his home, northeast of Geneva.  Although Mr. Stites had been in failing health for several months, his condition was not regarded as serious until pneumonia developed.
          The deceased was born on June 16, 1853, being 79 years of age.  He was the son of  David and Margaret Stites.  Mr. Stites was a member of the Chillon Lodge No. 129, Knights of Pythias, and the Geneva M. E. Church.
          He leaves the widow, Mrs. Susie Stites, one daughter, Mrs. Emory Hunt, of this city; a brother, David E. Stites, of Shelbyville; one half-brother, John Stites, of Deputy, and a half-sister, Mrs. Henry Carter, of Mt. Arab, Ohio.
          Funeral services will be held at the Geneva church Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. Golden Northern, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing. Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers.
Submitted by Barb Huff for  Nan Curtis

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