FORDYCE, Arie C. (Coy)

Date of birth: 3 Aug 1892 Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 10 Jan 1977 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, Jan 12, 1977

Arie Fordyce services Thursdays

      Arie Coy Fordyce, 109 East County Line 
Road, Edinburg, died at her home on Monday 
at the age of 84.
      She was born in Bartholomew County on 
August 3, 1892, and was the daughter of John 
Wesley and Hannah Melissa (Millens) Coy.
      She was married on December 8, 1910, to 
Rowland G. Fordyce who preceded her in death 
in 1965.
      Mrs. Fordyce was a member of the Edinburg 
United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the 
church.  She was in charge of the Cradle Roll 
department of the church for 35 years.
      She and her husband owned and operated 
a small grocery in Edinburg from 1910 to 1943.
      Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Permelia 
Straughn, Edinburg, and Mrs. Fata May Martines, 
Downey, Cal.; sisters, Mrs. Harry Campbell, 
Barnesboro, Pa., Mrs. Herman Campbell, Brook-
ville, Pa., and Mrs. Ellis McKee, Oceanside, 
Cal., and a brother, Emerson Coy of Martinsville.  
She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and 
sisters.
      Six grandchildren and nine great-
      grandchildren 
also survive.
      Services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 
p.m. at the Edinburg United Methodist Church 
with burial in Rest Haven Cemetery.  Rev. Wayne 
Bozell will conduct the services.  Friends may 
call at the Eskew Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today.

Source: Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise, Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana, January 12, 1977

FORDYCE RITES

      Mrs. Arie Fordyce, 109 East County Line 
Street, widow of Rowland Fordyce, was found 
lying in the snow at about 7 p.m. after her 
granddaughter, Penny Tegarden, had taken 
her evening meal to her and she could not 
be found.
      Both the Edinburg police and rescue unit 
were called and found Mrs. Fordyce near the 
back of the house.  She was taken to the 
Bartholomew County Hospital but was dead 
upon arrival.
      She and her husband had operated the 
Fordyce Grocery Store on the county line 
from 1910 to 1943, which had once been 
operated by Mr. Fordyce’s father, W. W. 
Fordyce.
      Mrs. Fordyce was born Aug. 3, 1892, 
in Bartholomew County, the daughter of 
John Wesley Coy and Hanna Melissa Milnes 
Coy.  She married Mr. Fordyce Dec. 8, 1910 
and he died Oct. 27, 1965.  He had served 
for many years as a trustee of the Bartholomew 
County Hospital.
      Mrs. Fordyce was an active member of the 
Edinburg United Methodist Church, its Woman's 
Society of Christian Service, and of the Gleaner's 
society.  She also was a member of the Earnest 
Workers Sunday School class.
      Funeral services will be held at the Edinburg 
United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at 
1:30 p.m.  Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery. 
 Calling hours will be at Eskew Funeral Home 
after 2:00 today.
      Surviving are two daughters, Parmelia Straughn 
of Edinburg and Fata Mae Marines of Downey, 
California; six grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.
      Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Harry 
Campbell of Barnesboro, Pa., Mrs Herman Campbell 
of Brookville, Pa., and Mrs. Ellis McKee of 
Oceanside, Calif; one brother, Emerson Coy of 
Martinsville.  Ten brothers and sisters preceded 
in death.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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