Alvin W. Gaffney

Born: Fri., Jun. 9, 1922
Died: Wed., Aug. 17, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 21, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 22, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service

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Alvin W. Gaffney, 89, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his daughter's residence.

Born June 9, 1922, in Morgantown, he was the son of William and Pearl (Waggerman) Gaffney. He married Virginia Moore on July 1, 1945, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2010.

Survivors include son, Michael (Rosie) Gaffney of Greenfield; daughter, Vicki (Ralph) Lockridge of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Evelyn Cravens of Trafalgar and Doris Strange and Delores DeHo, both of Shelbyville.

He also was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Jenny Jo Jollif; a son, Ricky Joe Gaffney; seven sisters; and a brother.

Mr. Gaffney had been a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II.

He had been employed with the Indiana State Highway Department for 18 years, retiring in 1984.

Mr. Gaffney was a member of the American Legion in Franklin.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Salvation Army Capt. Shannon Benner officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by local military organizations.

Memorial contributions honoring Alvin Gaffney may be made to Hospice of Shelby County, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus IN 47201.

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Captain Shannon Benner
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
It is with deepest sympathy that I express my condolences to the family in their time of grieving. May God be with you and give you strength as you face your loss. Can you imagine the reunion Alvin is having with Virginia? I am glad that true loves have been reunited. Our loss....Heaven's gain!

Donna Kuwamoto
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Just think of the reunion that
he and your mom are having and then to be with Jenny Jo! WOW are they
smiling down on us. God took a wonderful man and reunited him with part of
his family that he so dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

scott Baatz
   Posted Sat August 20, 2011
To all of the Gaffney family, Life can be difficult at times and its times like these that families come together, Alvin is with My Dad now and they are celebrating being in a much better place. I Love you all and my thoughts and prayers are with you

The sam wagerman Family
   Posted Sun August 21, 2011
Our hearts go out to all of you in your lose. We all loved Alvin he was a big part of our lifes growing up. We know that he is having a party with dad and all his Family . We will alway rember his smile . God Bless you all.

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