Arthur Lingle Dillard
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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.


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Published in Courier-Journal on Jul. 26, 2009.
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August 8, 2009
Zach is my brother in law. I know that he loved arthur very much and even though I didnt know Arthur that well I know that he will be greatly missed by our whole family.
Zoe MInton
August 3, 2009
Diane,

Please accept our sorrow for your loss. The attorney's here in the firm thought very highly of your husband and know he will be sorely missed by many. We offer our condolences to you and your family.

Larry Church, Richard Bierly & Steve Langdon
and staff
McNeely, Stephenson, Thopy & Harrold Law Firm
Larry Church
July 30, 2009
My name is Roy(KC9LKW)and i also,like my wife,liked to listen to him on the radio. He wasn't on there long in the mornings, but on long enough for me to learn a little something each day.He will be missed.
ROY PICKETT
July 29, 2009
My name is Mary (KC9LKS). I listened to Mr. Dillard each morning takling to another fellow amateur radio operator. W9CTC and K9JYA were my alarm clock many mornings. The conversations let me know it was almost time to start my online classes. I will miss him as a member of the OCARC. My heart and prayers go out to his loved ones. I am glad he is no longer in pain and is with Heavenly Father. 73 W9CTC.
Mary Pickett
July 26, 2009
Diane I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband.
Lisa Line
July 26, 2009
Our firm used Arthur's services as local counsel in Paoli a number of years ago. One case in particular, he defended a counterclaim against our client and never billed us for the defense of the case after he had won. That was Arthur.
Tom Burris
July 26, 2009
My condolences to the family of Arthur...I was in his High School graduating class at Paoli 1956...Arthur was my 3rd Cousin.....God Bless Arthur and his family...he was a good man and will be dearly missed

Tom Condra
July 26, 2009
For many years I talked to Art on amateur radio in the mornings. We will miss his morning greeting. 73 Art Harold Marlette, K9JYA
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