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Thursday, October 2, 2003

Thomas L. Salyers, 94, formerly of Coal City, died at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, at the Residence at McCormick's Creek in Spencer.

Born May 3, 1909, he was the son of Hugh and Logusta McSchooler Salyers who have preceded him in death.

On Sept. 29, 1930, he married Florence Onita Spurling in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1977.

Raised in Mars Hill, Marion County, Ind., and moved to Coal City in 1950, he moved to Clay City in 1979 and then to Spencer in 1996.

He was employed at Dean Brothers Pump Co., Indianapolis, for 25 years and was also a farmer.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Clay City.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira and Norton Salyers; and two sisters, Nell Fender and Violet Eder.

Survivors include three daughters, Junita Weekly and husband, Oscar, of Camby, Ind., Leona "Lee" Brothers and husband Harold of Spencer, Ind., Charlotte Bell and husband Jack of Elletsville, Ind.; three sons, Raymond Salyers and wife Naomi of Coal City, Norton Salyers and wife Marty of Terre Haute and Robert Salyers and wife Mary of Patricksburg; two sisters, Dolly Allen and husband Russell of Monrovia, Ind., and Rosie Dillion of Danville, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Visitation will be Friday, 4-8 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City.

Services will be Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Oscar Weekly officiating.

Burial will be in Marion Cemetery, Coal City.