Lawrence Spence obituary, Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana, April 1, 1961, page 2
SPENCE FUNERAL IN ALEXANDRIA
Alexandria - Military funeral services for Lawrence Spence, 98, Indiana's oldest member of the American Legion, were held Thursday afternoon at the Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home with the Rev. Herschel M. Reed, pastor of the First Christian Church, in charge.
Organ music was provided by Mrs. Martin Burden.
Pall bearers were Earl Stage, Harry Beardsley, Garland Shafer, Irl Gorden, Herschel Swindell and William A. Lewis. Chaplain was Sam Allen and color guards were Charles Cummins, Sam Allen, Fred Marston and Virgil Holford.
At the IOOF Cemetery, where interment was made, the firing squad was comprised of James Donahue, Donald P. Jones, Richard Hall and Neal Johnson. Buglar was Robert Hiatt, Jr.