Shelby  County,  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, November 16, 2009
Ray Glen Sweet Sr., 83, of Adams died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at home.
Born June 1, 1926, in Shelbyville, to James Blain and  Cecile (Ewick) Sweet.
Married  Marie Anderson  on April 21, 1950; she survives.
Other survivors:  children, Earl W. Sweet, Adams,  Ray Sweet Jr.,( wife, Joni),  Oren Sweet,  Glenda SweetJackie Ruble, (husband, Brian) all of Greensburg,  Barb Hatfield (husband, Verna) of Jabzy, Ky., and  Carol Shepherd (husband, Christopher) of Shelbyville; a sister,  Ruth Tucker  of Shelbyville; brothers,  Don Sweet (wife, Sally) of Shelbyville and  Bob Sweet (wife, Ann) of San Antonio, Texas; 24 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; a daughter,  Carol “Annie” Sweet; brothers,  James Sweet II,  Arnold Sweet,  Jack Sweet  and  Billy Sweet; sisters,  Vivian Fuell  and  Justine Aulby; and three great-grandchildren.
U.S. Army veteran serving from 1944 until retiring in 1968.  Many honors, including a Bronze Star medal.
Maintained a farm and opened a restaurant, Sweet’s Cafe, in Waldron.
Graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1943.
Member of Welsh-Crawley-Kramer American Legion No. 129 and attended Living Water Ministries, both in Greensburg.
Enjoyed travel, woodworking and raising and breeding Maltese dogs.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St., pastors Ray Sweet III and Bill Leak officiating.
Interment:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions:  may be made to Welsh-Crawley-Kramer American Legion No. 129, 326 E Main St., Greensburg, IN 47240-2103. 
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
November 13, 1988
Lawrence R. Sweet, 60, Junction City, Ohio, died Thursday, November 2, 1988.
Retired Methodist minister, WWII army veteran, member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Born January 20, 1929, Shelbyville, s/o  Paul  and  Verly Zell Sweet.
Survivors:  wife,  Dorothy Duncan Sweet,  sons  David  and  Mark Sweet, Ohio;  brothers, Paul Sweet, Jr., Shelbyville,  Carl Sweet, Peru, Indiana; sisters,  Mrs. Francis (Martha) Applegate,  Mrs. Thomas (Norma) Hodge,  Mrs. Florence Yarber,  Mrs. Wayne (Freda) Cowen  and  Evelyn Sweet, all of Shelbyville.
Chute-Wiley Funeral Home, New Lexington, Ohio, with Rev. Jacob Lehman officiating.
Burial:  New Lexington cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, 29 Jun 1974
Mr. Sweet Dies at 53
          James S. Sweet,  53, 729 E. Washington St., died at 9:00 a.m. today at Major Hospital where he had been a patient 19 days.  He had been in failing health eight years.  A former employe of Evans Concrete Products, Mr. Sweet spent most of his life in this community.  He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II, serving with the 151st Infantry.  Born in Shelbyville Aug. 9, 1920, Mr. Sweet was the son of  Sherman and  Elizabeth (Greenwell) Sweet.
          Survivors are a son,  Billy James Sweet,  Shelbyville; three grandchildren and three sisters,  Mrs. Harley (Virginia) Carew and  Mrs. George (Naomi) Corley,  Shelbyville and  Mrs. Joan Moore,  Madison.
          Services will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Edward McLaughlin officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion.  Friends may call at the Murphy Mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Sunday and the Rosary will be recited there at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, January 15, 1912.
Page One
Passed  Away  Early  This  Morning  at
Her  Home  in  This  City
          Mrs. Martha A. Sweet  died at two o'clock this morning at the home of her son,  W. L. Sweet,  115 east Broadway, of senility, aged eighty-two years, three months and nine days.  Mrs. Sweet had been an invalid for several months and her death was not unexpected.  She leaves three other sons,  James  and  Joseph,  of this city, and  Sherman, of Dixon, Tenn.  Mrs. Sweet came to this city eight years ago from Edinburg and was quite well known in the southwest part of the county.  She had been making her home with her son since coming to Shelbyville.
          The funeral services will be held Wednesday and the interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery.  The time and place for the service will be announced by Stewart & Fix.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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