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Obituaries - December 2, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013 10:00 AM
Charles Franklin Facemire, 75, of Roundup, Mont., formerly of Madison, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Madison, to Lester and Elizabeth Facemire. He served four years in the Navy. During his years of working for the government, he completed his bachelor's degree at the University of New Mexico in Las Cruses, N.M., his master's degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill., and a doctoral degree at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He retired from working with the government in 1995. He then taught microbiology, anatomy, chemistry and math at Ivy Tech in Indiana and the Western New Mexico University Extension in Deming, N.M. He enjoyed genealogy, and collected and verified over 23,000 names in his ancestry. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many positions and working for more than 15 years in the Latter-day Saints temples in Atlanta, Ga., Louisville, Ky., Albuquerque, N.M., and Billings, Mont.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Arlene Curtis, whom he married Sept. 1, 1961; seven children, Tony Facemire of Scottsdale, Ariz., Chris Facemire of Greenville, Ohio, Shelly Adamson and Shauna Zorn, both of Roundup, Mont., Mike Facemire of Tucson, Ariz., and Mark Facemire of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sisters, Charlotte Catherine Campbell of Tucson, Ariz. and Cheryl Taylor of Lexington; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lea Yoder; his father, who died Oct. 22, 1995; his mother, who died Jan. 15. 2008; one brother, Claude Lester Facemire Jr., who died in 1984.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will be in Slawson Cemetery in Bennington. Military honors will be conducted graveside.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service.
Online condolences can be sent at www.morgan-nay.com.
This is a corrected version of an obituary published Friday. It includes additional information submitted by the family.
James Simmons, 76, of Milton, Ky., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Ky.
He was born July 1, 1937, in Cropper, Ky., to Morris and Lula Mitchell Simmons. He was an Army veteran and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired as general manager of transportation with Dealer's Transport. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons with the Abraham Masonic Lodge in Lyndon, Ky.
He is survived by one daughter, Sheri Simmons of Jeffersontown, Ky.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Meredith Ann Simmons, who died Nov. 24, 2013; two children, Mayme Simmons Hughes and Jayme Simmons Givens; and his parents.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Wood-Oakley Funeral Home in Milton, Ky. Burial will be in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation and a Masonic service were held Sunday at the funeral home.
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