Central Kentucky News, February 28, 1974
Mr. Lemuel Mardis, 83, a retired farmer of the Spurlington Community in Taylor County, Campbellsville, Route 6, son of the late Mr. Thomas Mardis and Mrs. Alice Miskell Mardis, was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, January 27, 1891. He died at 3:00 a.m., Monday, February 18, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he had been a patient for the past two and one-half weeks. He was a veteran of World War I. He had professed faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the Palestine Baptist Church. He united in marriage to Miss Mary Eva Caulk in 1917. She preceded him in death January 26, 1926. He later united in marriage to Miss Mattie Farmer August 29, 1941. One son, Mr. Oscar Mardis, preceded his father in death May 20, 1931. Besides his wife, Mrs. Mattie Farmer Mardis of Campbellsville, Route 6, he is survived by five daughters and five sons: Mrs. Floyd Short of Campbellsville, Mrs. Dorothy Mardis of Campbellsville, Route 2, Mrs. James Luther Willis of Campbellsville, Route 3, Mr. Eugene Mardis, Mr. Clinton Mardis, Mr. Harold Mardis, and Mrs. Charles Lee, all of Campbellsville, Route 6, Mr. Edward Mardis of Louisville, Mrs. Byron Short of Greenfield, Indiana, and Mr. William Mardis of New Albany, Indiana. He is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Flora Nolley of Shelbyville, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Dr. D. L. Druien. Burial was in the Brockman Cemetery. Pallbearers: Earl Raffety, Jess Raffety, John Raffety, Dillard Raffety, Rev. Omer Farmer and Haskell Gumm.