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Lloyd E. Sarles

Died: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Lloyd Elmo Sarles, 87, Columbus, died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at 4:35 a.m. at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born July 23, 1920, in Milltown, he was the son of the late Amos and Sally Vance Sarles.

He was a World War II veteran who served in Sicily, Naples, Foggia, southern France, Arno-Rhineland area, central Europe and Germany, and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Italy in June 1944 and received the European Theatre ribbon with six Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and the bronze Arrowhead. He was a farmer, owned and operated three sawmills throughout his life, was a member of American Legion Post 332 in Milltown, was a life member since 1975 of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 116, was a charter member of the World War II memorial in 1998 and a was member of the former Zion United Methodist Church of Milltown.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Ruth Sarles Mills, Ethel Sarles Brewer, Katheryn Sarles Simon, Marie Sarles Iblings, Alice Sarles Burke and Lula Sarles Babcock; two brothers, James and Cecil Sarles; and a grandson, Steven Sarles Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Olive N. Archibald; a daughter, Judy Sarles Jones of Elizabethtown; a son, John A. Wyman of Columbus; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Thursday, May 1, at Myers-Reed Chapel with burial and military graveside rites, by the Bartholomew County Color Guard, in Garland Brook Cemetery, both in Columbus.

Officiant: The Rev. Philo Jones.

Organist: Judy Jones, his daughter.

Pallbearers: John and Bob Wyman and David, Ryan, Bryan and Jerry Jones.

Honorary pallbearer: Wyatt Wyman.

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