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Oris Murrell

Oris Murrell, 86, of Columbia, died Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:00 A.M. at the T.J. Samson Health Columbia Emergency Room. He was born February 23, 1932 in Adair County to the late Leonard and Jennie Propes Murrell. He was a farmer. His survivors include his wife, Millie Wheat Murrell of Columbia; one son, Oris…

Willard Pritchard

Willard Pritchard, 78 of the Glens Fork Community slipped into the Lord’s presence October 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM at his home after a short illness. Willard was an active member of the Columbia Christian Church. Along with his wife and family, he served the Lord faithfully as a missionary and member of Wycliffe Bible Translators…

Luther Garvin Blakey

Rev. Luther Garvin Blakey, 94, of Jamestown, died Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. He was born December 11, 1923 in Russell County to the late Lawrence and Bertie Hadley Blakey. He was a Minister, a Veteran of US Army and a member of Jamestown Wesleyan Church. In addition to his parents, he was…

Jamon Christopher Schmidt, Jr.

Jamon Christopher Schmidt, Jr., 19, of Indianapolis, passed away October 24, 2018 as the result of an industrial accident. Jamon was born in Indianapolis September 29, 1999 the son of Becky (Shillings) Meador and Jamon C. Schmidt, Sr. He graduated this year from Ben Davis High School and was a Fork Truck Operator at Road…