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Carl Wesley Knox, Jr., 71 DEC. 22, 1943-OCT. 5, 2015 MARTINSVILLE — Carl Wesley Knox, Jr., 71, a longtime Martinsville resident passed from this life on Monday, October 5, 2015, at 6:55 p.m. at the St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. He was born December 22, 1943, in Galien, MI, to the late Carl Wesley and Pauline (Russell) Knox. Mr. Knox was a graduate of Martinsville High School with the Class of 1961. He was a retired self-employed contractor and…

Kenton G. Raysin, 77, of Martinsville, IN died September 3, 2014 at his residence. Born February 3, 1937 in Sandusky, Michigan, he was the son of the late William and Blanche (Wismer) Raysin. He is survived by his wife, Donna S. Raysin; a daughter, Lisa (John) Ross; a brother, Kenneth Raysin; a sister, Cynthia English; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Angelia Raysin (2001), and a son, Kevin Raysin (2009). Funeral services will be…

 CERTIFICATE OF HONOR For Distinguished War Service In Industrial War-Time Production This is to Certify that   Ethil Ray Sowders Was a Helpful Worker in one of the War Plants of this company from December 7, 1941 to August 14, 1945 and thereby, with hands and heart, aided in defeating axis enemies – aided in shortening the war and saving soldiers’ lives – thus preserving liberty and freedom for America and her allies.   Noblitt – Sparks Industies, Inc.

Group Sheet The BLOOMINGTON-BEDFORD SUNDAY HERALD TIMES JULY 15,1973 Tombstones And Coffins Were Gifts From Him CHAPEL HILL-In the small cemetery adjacent to the Pentecostal Church there are a number of tombstones carved to resemble tree trunks that bear no mark of the master who created them. Those who have seen tree trunk shaped headstones may now know that these, at least, were the handiwork of one William Dallas (Bud) Sowders, who was born and raised here and whose body…

Group Sheet Post Card found among Marjorie (Barrett) Sowders things.   Front Birthday Greetings May this Birthday prove the Brightest of any you’ve spent, And bring you great measure Of joy and content.   Back Post marked March 1922 1 pm  with a .01 stamp Addressed to: Mr & Mrs. Ishuel Barrett Harrodsburg,Ind. Monroe Co. Correspondences reads: Excuse this card. Bedford, Ind. Mar. 2. R.R.2   Dear Brother & Sis, Merle & Stella have a baby girl from yesterday. Its name…