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F. Ruth White

February 6, 1925 - January 24, 2015

Friends may call from 5-8pm, Monday, January 26 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm, Tuesday, January 27 at the funeral home.  Bro. Gary Roll & Bro. Harvey McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. 

Survivors include: 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren & caretaker and neice- Alta Marie Allen.  She is preceded in death by: parents- Albert & Jennie Manship Denton; husband- George Lyndon White; son- Wayne White & sister- Grace Coble. 

F. Ruth White was a member of Cooks Chapel Church & a homemaker. 


Charles "Charlie" A. Davis

February 17, 1948 - January 23, 2015

Friends may call from 5-8pm, Sunday, January 25 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Monday, January 26 at the funeral home.  Bro. David Manship will officiate.  Burial will be the Davis Cemetery, New Albany, IN.

Survivors include: sisters- Mildred Bryant- Mitchell & Florence Ross-Morris- New Albany. He is preceded in death by: parents- William Maurice Davis & Laura Ann Brim Davis; brothers- Dean McKim, M. Gerald "Hambone" Davis, Elmer Davis, Kenny Davis & Marvin "Bill" Davis; sisters- Marcelene Cochran, Emma Justice & Fredia Rodewig.


Lula Mae Patton

February 2, 1924 - January 15, 2015

Friends may call from 6-8pm Sunday, January 18, 2015 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 11am Monday, January 19, 2015 at the funeral home.  Bros. Craig Chestnut and Harvey McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Ames Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include: sons- Wayne, Jerry, & David Patton- all of Paoli, & Joe Patton- French Lick; sisters- Gennie Patton- Paoli, Anna Jane Moore & Betty Grim- both Orleans; several grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: parents- William and Elizabeth Roach; husband- Harold Patton; daughter- Mable Jean Patton; sons- Roger Dale Patton, James Richard Patton & Roy Dean Patton; brothers- Edmond Roach, Arthur Roach, Casel Roach & Glenwood Roach; & sisters- Estellee Gehl & Olive Smart.

Lula Mae Patton was a homemaker and member of Victory Baptist Church of French Lick.  


Bruce Wilbur Atkinson

Paoli, IN

April 2, 1920 - January 14, 2015

Guiding the mule pulled plow, scything wheat/weeds, raising chickens for eggs, surveying land, watching stars, comets and space objects, surfing the internet, Bruce Atkinson lived through a rapidly changing world.
On April 2, 1920, he was born the eldest of six children on his parents’ farm on Log Creek, attending the nearby country one-room school for two years before it was consolidated into Paoli Schools. Helping his father, Orange County Agent Ross Atkinson, with farm and educational work and his grandfather Wilbur Atkinson with their Springs Valley milk delivery route, he told many interesting stories. One experience was as a 13 year old traveling by train alone from Paoli to New Jersey with a small herd of cows. He slept in the caboose. During the trip a cow stepped on his suitcase squishing an orange and ruining his coat. After cattle delivery the cat buyer took him to a fancy New York City restaurant wearing suspenders minus coat.
WWII interrupted his Purdue education when he joined the Army Air Corps for pilot training. The six tallest people in his aviation class were selected and sent to Europe; focus of his training was changed to navigator/bombardier in the Pacific theater. After pilots were permitted to drop bombs, Bruce’s duties included front gunner in the bubble below the plane body. He was the most accurate navigator in his squadron. He completed 50 bombing runs.
In 1944 Bruce married Helen Padgett and finished his degree in agricultural engineering from Purdue in 1949. He was County Extension Agent at Corydon and then at English. His next career jump was to purchase the farm of his great-aunt and modernize the 1860s house. He raised egg laying chickens (boxes and boxes of peeping baby chicks delivered to the house hallway for overnight before the chicken house was heated enough), beef (always jumping fences and running all over just before church and school functions, pigs (which loved running away to original owners), corn, sorghum, trees in his efforts to find a profitable crop. After studying surveying under Hugh Burcklin, he was elected Orange County Surveyor.
Among his pubic honors, were Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal from World War II. He started the Busy Bees 4-H Club in 1953. In 2007, Bruce was honored as Indiana Farmer of the Year. He was a Paoli High School agriculture teacher, an EUB Church treasurer. He read the complete Encyclopedia Britannica in two years.
He loved to car-camp with family throughout the lower United States and Alaska (raccoons rubbing the bottom of hammocks) and later revisited Hawaii to show wife Helen sites he wrote her about during the war. He toured Europe when his son Mark was stationed there.
Bruce, son of Ross and Eva Epperson Atkinson, was preceded in death by his wife Helen and daughter, Susan; his sisters, Lois and Rosetta; and brother Don. He is survived by his brother James Atkinson of Paoli; sister Barbara Marquette of Virginia Beach, VA, children, Teresa Shuman, Pam Brown, Mark Atkinson and Brian Atkinson; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be conducted Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli. Burial will follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Jan. 17 from 3-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Violet Lillian Jones

January 3, 1935 - January 5, 2015

Visitation for Violet Lillian Jones, of Paoli, will be from 6-8pm,  Thursday, January 8 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 1pm, Friday, January 9 at McAdams Mortuary.  Bro. Henry J. Wolfe will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. 

Survivors include: son & wife- George C. & Geri Jones- Indianapolis; grandchildren- Lauren E. Walker & husband, Chris- Paoli; Logan D. Jones- Indianapolis; & nephew- Roger Hawkins- Paoli. She is preceded in death by: parents- Chester Lloyd & Lillian Hawkins; husband- Norman Herbert Jones; & brother- Wayne D. Hawkins.

Violet Lillian Jones was a retired bookeeper & employee of the Orange County treasurer's office; a member of Daughter's of the American Revolution, Cross Roads Church of Christ- Valeene, and of the Happy Valley Homemakers Club.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association @ Kaden Tower- 6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.


Betty Arleen Epperson

May 24, 1936 - January 3, 2015

A memorial service will be held at 4pm, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness's Mitchell, IN. Officiating will be Steve Steuer.

Survivors include: husband- Harlan Epperson- Hardinsburg; daughters- Patty Talcott & Sandy Crowe both of Hardinsburg; sons- James Epperson- Marengo and David Epperson- Hardinsburg; sister- Sarah Richardson- Greenfield; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by: parents- Harold and Hazel Apple; brother- David Apple & sister- Janie Andis.

Betty Arlene Epperson is a retired employee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indianapolis, a home school teacher, and a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness's Mitchell, IN.


William F. Ragains

September 19, 1934 - December 31, 2014

Friends may call from 6-8pm Friday, January 2, at McAdams Mortuary.  A graveside service will be 11am, Saturday January 3 at Kays Chapel Cemetery, Fredricksburg, IN. Bro Harvey McAdams will officiate.

Survivors include brother, Joseph Ragains, Paoli. He is preceded in death by: parents- Walter and Grace Ragains;  & sisters-Mabel & Mary Ragains.

He was retired from Schmidt Cabinet of New Salisbury and a former employee of Cornwell Company formerly of Paoli. 


John Thompson Hudelson

June 23, 1938 - December 27, 2014

Friends may call from 5-8pm Tuesday, December 30 at McAdams Mortuary.  A private graveside service will be held at Old Union Cemetery of Orleans.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Hudelson, daughters, Christy Kloss & Karie Hudelson and 3 grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents: Charles Blaine & Faith Lindley Hudelson; son, John Kevin Hudelson; daughter, Robin Michele Hudelson; sister, Virginia Ruth Kaiser;  & brothers, Charlie & Clifford Hudelson. 

John Thompson Hudelson was a veteran of the US Army, a retired self-employed farmer & he attended the Cornerstone Church of Orleans.


Joshua P. Stroud

January 19, 1978 - December 14, 2014

Services will be held at Paoli Wesleyan Church for Joshua P. Stroud, 36, of Paoli. Visitation will be from 3-8pm Thursday, December 18. Funeral will be 11am Friday, December 19. Bro. Bob England will officiate. Burial will be in Paoli Community Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Paoli Wesleyan kids ministries. 

Survivors include: wife- Amanda Stroud- Paoli; daughter- Mia Stroud; sons- William Stroud & James "Jay" Thompson-all at home; mother- Trina Tuell- Paoli; father- Merlin "Mert" Stroud & wife Cathy Jo Stroud- Marengo; sisters- Kim Stroud- Paoli & Misty Stands & husband Jason- Paoli; nieces- Karson Stands- Paoli, Kayla Walls- Paoli & Rachel Walls- Mitchell; nephew- Trey Guthrie- Paoli.      

Joshua P. Stroud was an employee of Union Local 181- Operating Engineer & he attended Paoli Wesleyan Church where he was very active in the kids ministry. 


Lillie "Mabel" Andry

July 16, 1910 - December 12, 2014

Friends may call from 4-8pm, Monday December 15 at McAdams Mortuary; Funeral will be 11am Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at McAdams Mortuary. Bro. Harvey McAdams will officiate. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery, Birdseye, IN.

Survivors include: daughters- Rosalette Stewart- Paoli, Diana Gilmore- Evansville, Myra Stroud- Hardinsburg & Becky Jones- Bromer; sons- Novy Andry- Marengo, Willard Andry- Paoli, Irvin Andry- Greentown, Douglas Andry- Delphi, Phillip Andry- Paoli & Robert Andry- Paoli; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren & great-great grandchildren; sister- Alice Nelson- New Albany.  She is preceded in death by: parents- Emanuel C. & Debby Morgan Smith; husband- Levi Andry; daughters- Marjorie Clary & Maryetta Bledsoe; 1 grandson; 1 great granddaughter; brothers- Monroe Smith & Russell Lloyd; sisters- Mae Stout, Velma Atkins, Sylvia Seacat & Yolann Froman.

Lillie "Mabel" Andry was a homemaker and a member of Hillview Christian Church of Marengo.



Anna Lee Beaty

August 10, 1945 - December 4, 2014

Friends may call from 5-8pm, Saturday, December 6 at McAdams Mortuary. Funeral will be 2pm Sunday, December 7 at the Dogwood Community Church of Paoli.  Bro. Anthony Moore will officiate. Burial will be in Stampers Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include: husband- Phillip Beaty; daughter- Candie Wolfe; son- Phillip Beaty Jr.; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren & sister- Dinah Minton. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Edith Hypes.

Anna Lee Beaty was formerly employed by Best Chair in Paoli and she attended the Dogwood Community Church.


Clyde Campbell

May 5, 1932 - December 3, 2014

Services will be private for Clyde Campbell, 82, of Paoli.

Survivors include: daughter- Carolyn Schneider; sons- Mike Kellams & Jerry Kellams; brother- Oscar Campbell; sister- Mary Music; several neices and nephews.  He is preceded in death by: wife- Sharon Campbell; parents- Eadmond & Roxy Marcum Campbell; brother- Johnny Campbell & sister- Barbara Campbell.

Clyde Campbell was a US Army Veteran; retired from Regal Beloit of Mitchell and owner and operator of Campbells Trading Post of Paoli.