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Larry Lee Mix, 74, of Hope, formerly of Madison, died at 2:21 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Larry was born July 3, 1939 in Carroll County, Ky., the son of Lawrence Walter Mix and Ethel B. Morgan Mix.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Norma Faye Callis Mix; his son, David Mix of Flat Rock; three grandsons; sisters, Loretta Alene Kent of Madison, and Imogene James of North Vernon; brothers, Harold Eldon Mix of Seymour, and Tommy (Mayme) Mix of Canaan; sisters -in-law and brothers-in-law, Geraldine Jones and Linda Hostetler, both of New Washington, Becky Annette and her husband Billy of Madison; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Walter and Ethel B. Morgan Mix; his brother who was killed in action during WW II, Private John Edward Mix; and his infant siblings, James, Sarah, Mona June and Agnes Mix.

In his early life, Larry resided in Carroll County and was raised in near Brooksburg on Big Doe Run. He was raised in the Baptist faith and was a 1959 graduate of Central High School on Ryker's Ridge.

Larry was united in marriage on June 16, 1967, in Jefferson County to Norma Faye Callis. This happy union was blessed with one son, David.

Larry had worked early in life during high school at the Broadway Service Station in downtown Madison. He and Norma moved to Hope, Indiana in 1969 and Larry began a 43 year career with Cummins Engine Company as an assembler. He retired in 2007 and enjoyed his time with his family and friends.

Larry loved to drive the back roads and look at the beauty of nature. He loved history, raising cattle, collecting knives and cutting firewood.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison with the Rev. Ed Roberts officiating. Calling will be from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday. Burial will be at  Carrollton I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Carrollton, Kentucky.

The family requests memorials in memory of Larry to the American Cancer Society or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility, contribution cards are available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home's website at www.morgan-nay.com.

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