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Obituary: James H. Haddix, Columbus

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James H. Haddix, 80, of Olmstead Drive, died at 7:55 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Haddix retired in 1997 as a manager from Crystal Flash where he had worked for 32 years. He was a member of Sixth Street General Baptist Church, the American Legion, and St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 20.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Kenneth Lee officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to time of service Wednesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military rites conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Haddix family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Lee City, Kentucky, April 28, 1932, Mr. Haddix was the son of John A. and Belle Taulbee Haddix.

He married Elaine Massaro January 15, 1954. She preceded him in death December 26, 2010.

Survivors include his children, Gayle Coulter of Lexington, Andy (Lynn) Haddix of New Palestine, John (Beth) Haddix of Indianapolis, Jimmy (Cindy) Haddix of North Vernon, Jerry (Debbie) Haddix of Seymour and Bonnie (Brent) Morrison of Columbus; a sister, Ester Combs of Alabama; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brothers, Russell and Gerald Haddix; and sisters, Glada Brown, Kate Corbin and Ada Banks.

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