Name:   Lawrence P. Hughes

From:  The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date:  November 10, 1945

Train-Truck Crash Kills 4, Hunting Excursion Ends in Fatal Wreck:

Four Indianapolis residents, including two teen-age children, were killed yesterday near Mt. Comfort in Hancock County when an eastbound Big Four passenger train struck a small panel truck in which they were riding. 

The dead are: Lawrence P. Hughes, 55 years old, 2028 Hovey Street, driver of the truck; Miss Geraldine J. Fox, 18, same address; Carl Norman Fox, 14, an Arsenal Technical High School freshman, her brother; and the Rev. Joseph Brooks, 71, retired Pentecostal minister living at 2002 Hovey Street.

Mrs. Viola Fox, mother of the Fox children, said that the quartet had left early yesterday morning on a hunting excursion.  They are survived by the mother, the father, Robert Fox, and seven brothers and sisters.

Mr. Hughes is survived by a daughter, Shirley Ann Hughes, his mother, Mrs. Nancy Hughes of Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Velma Ulrey, Mrs. Marguerite Smith of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Irvin Miller of Columbus; and a brother, Randle Hughes of Indianapolis.

The Rev. Mr. Brooks is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Brooks; two sons, Joseph F. Brooks of Beloit, Ill., and Howard Brooks of Indianapolis and two stepchildren, Mrs. Mertie Skaggs and Glen Potter, both of Indianapolis.

Joint funeral services or the Fox children and Mr. Hughes will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in Jordan Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery.  Final funeral arrangements for the Rev. Mr. Brooks have not been completed.  The body is at present in the Moore Mortuaries Peace Chapel.  Burial will be in Washington Park Cemetery.