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Obituaries for Friday, August 15th

fry-gibbsOrvel Bittle, 85 of Paris passed away Wednesday August 13, 2014 at Brentwood Terrace. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday on Aug. 19, 2014 at Red Hill cemetery. There will not be a formal visitation at the funeral home, but friends may come by and sign the register Monday.

Orvel was born August 12, 1929 near Newport, Arkansas. He was married to Eleanor Bittle, his “sweetheart” for over fifty years. Orvel worked as a public works director in Mishawaka, Indiana for twenty years and later retired as a heavy equipment operator in Clive, Iowa. After retirement, Orvel and Ellie moved to Powderly. Orvel will be remembered as a gentle, kind, soul; friend to all and devout Christian.

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Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home