Lawrence J. Utley, 82, well known Posey county citizen and retired
Mt.Vernon contractor, died at his home 515 Canal street at this morning.
He had been in ill health for the past five years and his
condition had been serious the past six months. Complications were the
cause of his death.
Mr. Utley, one of the best known men in the county, was born
northeast of Mt.Vernon on the farm recently occupied by the
late Fred Moore, the son of Carol and Sarah K. Trafford Utley, both natives of Indiana.
Mr. Utley served the youth of Southern Posey county
for 19 years as a teacher in rural schools.
Later he became a road contractor and became widely known in Southern Indiana for his excellent work. He
followed this work for 18 years and some time ago retired from all activity.
He had spent the greater part of his life in Posey county.
Mr. Utley was a member of Mt.Pleasant (Miller) GeneralBaptistChurch and Mt.Vernon lodge, I.O.O.F.
New survivors are a daughter, Miss Edna Utley, a teacher in Howard
Roosaschool in Evansville but who resides at home; a son, Laslie Utley, well known escalating contractor; one
granddaughter; three great grandchildren, and two brother, Charles and Walter
Lee Utley of R.R. 3, Mt.Vernon
The wife died in August 1956, and a grandson, Paul Utley son of
Mr. and Mrs. Laslie Utley died five years ago..
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Weisinger Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of
First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery.
Friends may call
at the Weisinger Funeral Home after Tuesday afternoon.