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Eley  Gene "Dump" Godby
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Obituary for Eley Gene "Dump" Godby

Eley Gene “Dump” Godby, age 78, resident of New Castle, passed away Tuesday January 31, 2017 at Ball Hospital in Muncie. He was born March 28, 1938 in Albany, Kentucky, a Son of the late Sherman and Louise Nunn Godby. He had resided in New Castle most of his life and was an entrepreneur, owning and operating several businesses.

He loved family activities, fishing motorcycles, automobiles, sports, and was a Nascar racing fan. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, and was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges, and also the American Legion.

Left to cherish his loving memory include: his lifelong Companion, Best Friend, and Love, Paula McDonald, two Children; Brian Godby of Holt, Michigan and Leanna (Rodney) Claywell of New Castle, several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins, also family members; John Ray and Samantha Godby and Children, Dylan and John Ray Godby Jr. of New Castle.

He was preceded in death by: his Parents, two Sons; Ronnie and Ric Godby, one Brother, Charles Godby and one Sister, Frances Winchester.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday February 6, 2017 at Macer-Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services in New Castle.

Online condolences may be made at

Macer-Hall Funeral Directors are honored to conduct the services for Mr. Godby.

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1:00 PM
Macer-Hall Funeral Home

600 South Main Street
New Castle, IN 47362


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