June 6, 2018

James A. “Andy” Smith – Shoals
October 6, 1950 – June 5, 2018
James A. “Andy” Smith, 67, of Shoals, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at the Loogootee Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born October 6, 1950 in Vincennes to William Elmer and Maggie Laverne (Blake) Smith. He graduated Shoals High School, was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Shoals and held odd jobs in the community. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving as a Paramedic during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Kay Tello of Leslie, Michigan, Martha Jane Fisher of Charlotte, Michigan; four brothers, Cassius Lee Smith of Odon, Paul R. Smith of Loogootee, Mark R. Smith of Shoals and John H. Smith of Shoals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Anna Faye Smith and Hattie Lou Smith; three brothers, George Ronald Smith, Richard Stanley Smith and Amos Joseph Smith.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the Trinity Springs Cemetery.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.
William “Bill” Paul Spurgeon – Shoals
October 25, 1922 – June 4, 2018
William “Bill” Paul Spurgeon, 95, of Shoals passed away at the Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:36 p.m.
He was born October 25, 1922 to Francis Marion and Christina (Butler) Spurgeon in French Lick. He was married to Bonnie Wilcoxen. Bill lived and worked most of his life in Martin County. He loved his work fixing tractors and was a self-
taught welder. He loved to squirrel hunt and fish with his good friend, George Street. He attended Orange County Schools.
Bill is survived by four daughters, Wilma (Andy) Kapcoe of Belleville, Indiana, Naomi Walls of French Lick, Vera Baynes of Fort Wayne, Linda (Cecil) Baker of Loogootee; two sons, Garrett Eugene Spurgeon of Bloomington and Robert Loren Spurgeon of Shoals; one brother Johnny (Mary Alice) Spurgeon of French Lick; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Spurgeon and Rowena Spurgeon. Eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great grandsons also survive.
He is preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Jimmy, Paul and Leo Spurgeon, and one sister, Dolly Tinkle.
Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will 11 a.m. until service time on Friday.
The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.