PAOLI DILLARD, ARTHUR LINGLE, 71, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Paoli.
He was born April 10, 1938 in New Albany, IN to Arthur and Irene Holaday Dillard (deceased).
He is a graduate of Paoli High School-1956, Depauw University-bachelor's degree, 1960, and University of Louisville Law School-1964. He was admitted to the Indiana and Kentucky Bars and was sworn in and admitted to practice before the Indiana Supreme Court and the Kentucky Court of Appeals. In 1969, he was sworn in and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He practiced law in Orange County for 44 years and owned Dillard Abstract Co.
He was Prosecuting Attorney for Orange and Washington counties, 1967-72, served as Orange County Prosecutor for two terms, and served as attorney for the Indiana towns of West Baden, French Lick and Orleans.
He was a member of Paoli United Methodist Church, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, Indiana Historic Society, American Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, University Club of U of L, Orange County Historical Society and Orange County Amateur Radio Club. He was a former member of National District Attorneys Association, Indiana Prosecutors Association, Paoli Meridian Lions Club, Paoli Jaycees and Paoli Chamber of Commerce. He was a Kentucky Colonel.
He was an authority of Orange County history and the author of two books "Orange County Heritage" and "History of the Orange County Courthouse." His third book, "A Journey Into Orange County's Past," has not yet been published.
Survivors: wife, Diane Bruner Dillard; two sisters, Margaret Anne Boyer, Oxford, MS and Frances Spangler, St. Petersburg, FL; four nephews, Allen Boyer, New York, Dr. Edward Boyer, Massachusetts and Steve and Mike Spangler, both of Florida; three nieces, Kathy Mitchell, Lynne McBride, and Sarah Holder, all of Florida; mother-in-law, Helen Bruner; two sisters-in-law, Denise Grider and Dee Pedigo; two nephews, Davy Hammond and Zachary Pedigo and several great-nephews and nieces.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Paoli United Methodist Church, with Pastor Pam Cook officiating with burial in Paoli Community Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements: Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli.
Donations may be made to Paoli United Methodist Church.
Published in Courier-Journal on Jul. 26, 2009.