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Fred A. Coram

Fred A. Coram, 74, of Greenwood, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis.

He was born Dec. 22, 1939, in Indianapolis to Fred D. Coram and Beatrice (Archer) Coram.

He married Nancy L. (Chapman) Coram on June 21, 1958, in Indianapolis; and she survives.

He was the packaging manager for Trans City in Indianapolis for eight years. He previously owned Briggs Distributing Co.

He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Acton. He served twice as past master of Capital City Masonic Lodge No. 312 in Indianapolis, where he was a 50-year member. Most recently he was a member of Greenwood Masonic Lodge No. 514.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. (Chapman) Coram of Greenwood; four children, Diane L. (James) Houpt and Jeffery A. Coram, both of Greenwood, and Jennifer L. (Larry) Alder and Beth A. “Dolly” (Brad) Tollison, both of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Cindy) Coram of Martinsville; and a sister, Phyllis Macy of Greenwood.

A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. Morton St. (U.S. 31 South) in Franklin, with a funeral service immediately following, conducted by the Rev. Greg Edens. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time Thursday at the mortuary. Inurnment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

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