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Hope Area Families, p. 906-Russell Walker had a daughter, Donna, who married Joe Carman, a nephew of Ira Carman of Hope.Joe and Donna lived at Lapel in 1968.Joe and his wife had 7 children.Joe had written 30 hymns.
Obituary-Columbus Republican, Dec. 1, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Joe Richard Carman
HOPE — Joe Richard Carman, 81, of North Vernon died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the home of his son in Butlerville.
Mr. Carman was a partner in Noblesville Frozen Foods for 32 years. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in North Vernon and wrote hymns, including “Mercy Drops.” He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 84th Airborne Squadron and receiving two Bronze Stars.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Norman Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Trotter officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Jennings County.
Born in Hope Aug. 31, 1923, Mr. Carman was the son of Wallace E. and Alma Richardson Carman. He married Donna Mae Walker Aug. 17, 1946.
Survivors include sons, Richard and Neal Carman, both of Beech Grove, Timothy Carman of Butlerville and Paul Carman of Lovett; grandchildren, Aaron, Andrew, Michael, Jonathan, Joe and Sarah Carman; stepgrandchildren, Brian Guyer, Tracy Webster, Kelly Dugan and Brandy and Roger Hartwell; a sister, Evelyn Carmichael of Butlerville; four great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on April 17, 1999; sisters, Elsie Marzean and Mary Carman; and brothers, Edgar and Lawrence Carman.