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Earnest Perkins

Earnest Perkins, 83, LaGrange, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Rivercrest Hospital in Mishawaka, Ind.

    He was born September 8, 1931, in Hindman, Ky., to William and Canzalie (Napier) Perkins.

    Moving from Kentucky to LaGrange County in 1951, he worked at the Newman Foundry in Kendallville, Ind., until his retirement.  He was a member of the Stroh Church of God.

    He was married February 17, 1951, in Hindman, Ky., to Mary Richardson. She survives.

    Also surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane Bills, Wolcottville, and Debbie and Richard Wilkins, LaGrange; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Judy Perkins, LaGrange, and Don and Tabitha Perkins, Vicksburg, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and seven brothers.

    Visitation is 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, November 26, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange.

    Funeral service will be noon Wednesday, November 26, at Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange with Randy Perkins officiating.

    Burial will be in Brushy Chapel Cemetery, rural LaGrange.

    Memorials may be directed to the LaGrange County Council on Aging.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.