Raymond S. Hewes, 89, died at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at his residence south of Brazil.
He was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Brazil. He was the son of Bert and Della Schlatter Hewes. He attended Van Buren High School. On Aug. 30, 1947, he married Catherine Linton who survives him. Raymond was a self-employed welding and business owner. He began his career as a welder and owner of Hewes Welding & Radiator Shop which was changed later to Hewes Lawn & Garden. He worked at his firm for over 40 years until his retirement. He also enjoyed farming and gardening and was known in the community for his crop of pumpkins.
He was an active member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses where he had served as an Elder and was currently a ministerial servant.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Everett Linton and Wayne Cagle; one sister-in-law, Ena Cagle and close family friend, Mary Jane Gallion.
He is survived by his wife Catherine; one daughter, Gloria and husband John Summers of Brazil; sister-in-law Dorothy Linton; niece and nephew Roxanna and husband Doug Tisdale and Harold and wife Janice Deakins, all of Brazil; grandchildren, Lori and husband Gary Cloncs of Crawfordsville, Lisa and husband Chip Libka of Hillsboro, Ind., Lana Willhite of Crawfordsville and Larry Summers of Crawfordsville; great-grandchildren Jocelyn Cloncs, Jena Cloncs, Summer Willhite and Shawn Willhite; and great-great-grandchildren Kayleigh and Kayden. He is also survived by great nephews Brian Dierdorff and Jason Dierdorff and one great niece, Amy Dierdorf.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Richard Herron officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences or for more information.