The Shelbyville News
Freda Viola (Parish) Tillison, 77, Franklin, died Saturday at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin.
Monday, January 10, 2000
Former Shelby County resident.
Born, Nov. 5, 1922, in Shelby
Barbara M. (Wendel) Parish.
Married Gordon O. Tillison on Nov. 9, 1942; he survives.
Graduated in 1940 from Shelbyville High School.
Homemaker and with her husband owned and operated Sleep-N-Time Motel, Franklin, for the past 47 years.
Member of First Baptist Church, Franklin.
Other survivors include two daughters,
Judy L. Wright
Sandy T. McMillion, both of Franklin; one sister, Florence Curson, LaBelle, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home, Franklin, with the Rev. Richard C. Martin officiating.
Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Republican
Thomas W. Tillison, 67 years old, local stock
buyer for forty years, died at his home, 310 Colescott street at 1:20 o'clock Sunday afternoon following an illness
of three years. Mr. Tillison was born September 24, 1863 and was the son of Joseph and Martha Turner Tillison. In January 1926 Mr. Tillison and John Q. Oldham, his partner in the stock business, were hit by a
Pennsylvania train. Mr. Oldham was killed and Mr. Tillison never fully recovered from his injuries.
Monday, August 31, 1936
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T. W. TILLISON DIES AT HOME
Well-Known Stock Buyer
Dies After Three Years' Illness
He was associated with Mr. Oldham, John B. Harrell and Russell Montgomery in the stock business. The deceased has been a resident of Shelbyville for the past fifteen years and prior to that time he had lived in Fairland. In 1886 he was married to Miss Alice McKay, who died in 1893. Two sons, Edward Tillison of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Allie Tillison of Indianapolis, were born. His marriage to Miss Millie Stewart, who survives, took place on September 7, 1895. Five of the six children born to them survive. They are: Mrs. Ira Cobbler of Marion township, Mrs. Ralph Mentzer, William Tillison and Mrs. Charles Hastings all of this city and Kenneth Tillison at home. Survivors also include thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren; three brothers, Joseph of Wisconsin, Louis of Indianapolis and Charles Tillison of Morristown; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Walters, of Richmond. A brother Sid, of Fairland died April 23, 1936. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
IN STOCK BUSINESS
Mr. Tillison was active in business until eight
weeks ago. Funeral services will be held at the Vine Street M.P. church at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Clarence Hager, an M. P. minister, officiating. Burial will be on the family lot in the Liberty cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, funeral directors. Mr. Tillison had made his own funeral arrangements and selected his own pall bearers. The pall bearers will be Charles Moberly, Maurice Moberly, Guy Oldham, Russell Montgomery, Lee Davisson and Irvin Anderson. Friends may call at the late home, 310 Colescott street, anytime after 4 p.m. today.
ACTIVE IN BUSINESS
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Daily Democrat
Joseph Tillison. Funeral services to be held Sat. afternoon. 81 yr. old, Civil War veteran, well known. Died at home at Fairland at 9:30 Wed. evening from complication of diseases with which he had suffered for some time. Funeral services at Fairland Baptist Church at 2:00 Sat. afternoon with Rev. John Reece officiating. Burial in Fairland Cemetary in charge of Charles M. Ewing, funeral director.
Shelby Co. Indiana
Thurs. Feb. 24, 1927
Mr. Tillison had spent his entire lifetime in Shelby Co. and was one of Fairland's most highly respected citizens. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Tillison offered his services and helped to win a number of hard fought battles. He was a devoted member of the Failand Baptist Church. He is survived by widow Mrs. Emily Tillison, five sons Thomas, Charles, and Sidney
of this county, Joseph Tillison of Wisconsin, Louis Tillison of Indianapolis, and one daughter Sarah Tillison of Richmond, five step-children: Willie Driscoll of Fairland, Elmer Driscoll of Harrison, Ohio, Mrs. Mollie Dismore and Mrs. Millie Driscoll of Indpls. and Mrs. Goldie Sills of Fairland. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Mary Jones of Morristown and a half-brother William Phares of this city. [Shelbyville].
Submitted by Judy Tillison Wright
The Shelbyville Republican
James M. Tillison, pioneer resident of Blue Ridge, died at his home
there at 5 a.m. Tuesday, of pneumonia, age seventy-three years, seven months and
one day. He has been a life long resident of Shelby county and had been an
active member of the M. E. Church most of his life. He was a Union solider,
Company E, Thirty-seventh infantry, and was wounded through the right lung by a
bullet while in the service. He was a prominent, Christian man. A wife and one
son survive him. The son, Rev. Lorin Tillison, of Orange Township, Rush
County. The deceased was a member of the M. E. church of Blue Ridge and was also
a member of the Odd Fellows lodge at Blue Ridge, and the latter organization
will have charge of the funeral obsequies. The funeral will be held at Blue
Ridge M. E. church Thursday at 10 o’clock, the Rev. R. T. Biven officiating,
assisted by the Rev. James L. Brown and John F. Schull. Interment in Blue Ridge
Cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix.
Tuesday April 11, 1911
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS
Contributed by Barb Huff