Larry E. Gaskins

DATE OF BIRTH:	23 October 1952	
DATE OF DEATH:	5 July 1977 Brown County, Indiana

Columbus Republic 7 July 1977
Died Tuesday
Larry E. Gaskins Rites Saturday

EDINBURG  Funeral service for Larry E. Gaskins, 24, 301 North Walnut in
Edinburg, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Marcus Dodril at
Eskin Funeral Home in Edinburg. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Persons may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Gaskins drowned Tuesday evening at Sweetwater Lake. He was an employee of
Cummins Engine Co.

Survivors include his parents, Claude E. and Jeanette Norman Gaskins of 301
North Walnut; three brothers, Phillip and Stephen Gaskins of Edinburg and Allen
Gaskins at home, and three sisters, Brenda Gaskins of Franklin and Debra and
Sheryl Gaskins at home.

Gaskins was a 1970 graduate of Edinburg High School and a 1971 graduate of
Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis.


Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise 7 Jul 1977
Larry Gaskins Drowns at Sweetwater

Larry Gaskins, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Gaskins, 301 north Walnut street,
was drowned on Sweetwater Lake in Brown County Tuesday night.

It is not known exactly how the accident occurred but divers from the Franklin
Fire Department headed by Tim Coble recovered the body around 9:15 Wednesday
morning.

Gaskins, employee at Cummins Engine Company, was on a sailboat with two other
men and it was reported that when the boat got into the swimming area of the
lake, Gaskins was not on the boat and apparently had fallen into the water. The
accident occurred at approximately 8:25 p.m. It is thought he could not swim. 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Eskin Funeral Home in Edinburg.

The Franklin dive team searched from 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night and
Wednesday morning returned to the scene discovering the body at 9:15 a.m.

Gaskins is survived by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.


Indianapolis Star 8 Jul 1977
Larry E. Gaskins

Edinburg, Ind. -- Services for Larry E. Gaskins, 24, Edinburg, will be held at
10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Eskew Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rest Haven
Cemetery. He drowned Tuesday while swimming in Sweetwater Lake in northeastern
Brown County. He was an employee of Cummins Engine Company at Columbus.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Gaskins of Edinburg.


Edinburgh Tri-County Enterprise 13 Jul 1977
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE FOR LARRY E. GASKINS SATURDAY

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Marcus Dodril at Eskin Funeral Home
in Edinburg Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for Larry E. Gaskins, 24, 301 north Walnut
street who drowned Tuesday night at Sweetwater Lake. He was an employee of
Cummins Engine Co.

Burial was at Rest Haven Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Chris Bronson,
Chuck Bronson, Rodney Steel, Lloyd Burton, Bill Lacefield and Dave Hinkle.

Gaskins was a 1970 graduate of Edinburg High School and a 1971 graduate of
Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his parents, Claude E. and Jeanette Norman Gaskins, 301 north
Walnut street, Edinburg; three brothers, Phillip and Stephen Gaskins of Edinburg
and Allen Gaskins at home; three sisters, Brenda Gaskins of Franklin and Debra
and Sheryl Gaskins at home.

Submitted by Mark Wirey

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