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Friday, January 30, 2004

Jimmie H. Phelps, 70, of Brazil, died at Union Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, from a massive stroke.

Born March 5, 1933, he was the son of Edward J. Phelps Sr. and Grace (Durbin) Phelps.

An Army veteran, he served during the Korean conflict as an Army medic.

After his service, he was employed at Hardman's Auto Body Shop in Brazil and later worked for Froderman Chevrolet, also in Brazil. He entered early retirement in 1986 due to heart surgery. He was a member of Way of the Cross First Assembly of God Church.

His hobbies included playing billiards at the Brazil Senior Citizens Center and he was an artist before he developed vision problems. He also enjoyed bass fishing at various Wabash Valley locations and had been featured in newspapers from time to time for record catches.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Alice Yard and Dorothy Phelps; two brothers, Edward O. Phelps Jr. and Raymond Phelps.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, of Brazil; three sons, William Phelps of Brazil, Charles Phelps of Pekin, Ind., and Keith Phelps of Terre Haute; a daughter, Lee Ann Carithers of Terre Haute; two sisters, Elsie Zentko of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Rosemary Cummings of Brazil; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at Lawson-Slack Funeral Home on Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jimmie Dowers officiating. Burial will be in Clear Run Cemetery in Bridgeton. Visitation will be Sunday, 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home and prior to services on Monday.

There will be a reception at the annex of The Way of the Cross First Assembly of God Church in Brazil. Family and friends are welcome to attend.