|Birth: ||May 29, 1947|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 2013|
George A. Harmon, 65, of Wawaka died Sunday, March 17, 2013, as the result of an auto accident on U.S. 6 near Wawaka.
He had lived in Wawaka for a year. Prior to that he lived in Ligonier for 10 years, coming from Kentucky.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam.
George had a passion for playing the guitar and singing for churches. He loved to fish.
He was born May 29, 1947, in Rudolph, Ohio to Carl and Louise (Clark) Harmon. On November 27, 1970, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky he married Laura Bell Clemons.
Surviving are his wife, Laura Bell Harmon of Wawaka; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Darin (Jamie)Harmon of Ligonier and Jason Harmon of Wawaka; two grandsons, Austin Harmon and Braiden Harmon; two sisters, Naomi (Paul) Napier of Paintsville, Kentucky and Loretta Manns of Decoy, Kentucky; two brothers, Ronald Harmon of Evanston, Kentucky and Clair (Sandy) Harmon of Findlay, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Judy Harmon; and two brothers, Raymond Harmon and Larry Harmon.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Wolcottville Church of God with Pastor Gene Suffridge officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.
Honor guard services will be provided by Rome City American Legion Post 381, Kendallville VFW Post 2749, and active duty members of the U.S. Army.
Calling is Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the church.
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Two drivers died Sunday night east of Ligonier after a car slid across the centerline and collided with an oncoming car, according to a news release from the Noble County Sheriff's Department.
William Crandall was driving a 1997 Ford Contour east on U.S. 6 when the car went off the right side of the road, east of County Road 300 West. Crandall overcorrected, lost control of the car and skidded sideways across the middle of the two-lane road, the release stated.
The front passenger side of the Contour collided with the front of a westbound 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. Crandall, 44, of Butler, and the Pontiac driver, George Harmon, 65, of Ligonier, died at the scene, the release stated.
Harmon's passenger, Laura Harmon, 60, of Ligonier, injured her legs, possibly breaking them, deputy Jason Koontz said.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene just before 8 p.m., and Laura Harmon was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, the release said. On Monday evening, she was in critical condition, hospital staff said.
Koontz said witnesses reported that Crandall had passed several vehicles at a high speed just before the crash, leading investigators to believe his speed was a factor and that he was at fault.
Investigators have found no evidence to explain why Crandall went off the road, Koontz said. The blacktop was clear and dry at the time.
Koontz said nothing suggests that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results of both men.
All three motorists were wearing seat belts, and air bags deployed in both cars, he said.
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Created by: Steve
Record added: Mar 19, 2013
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