The Rockport Democrat, May 11, 1962

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

George H. Honig Dies in Evansville

George H. Honig, 87, died early Friday in the Newton Rest Home at Evansville.

Well known throughout the tri-state area for his works of art sculpture, he had been in failing health for several years. A year ago, he suffered pelvic injuries in a fall at another nursing home.

Probably his greatest living memorial is the Lincoln Pioneer Village here which he designed and helped to build in 1935. His other well known works include two bronze memorial war groups in the Evansville Coliseum, the memorial at the site of the old Erie Canal on the court house lawn there, bronze tablets honoring Kentucky Pioneers at the Henderson County court house, the Audubon Memorial in Henderson's Sunset Park, and others. Many of his plaques and memorial pieces can be seen in and around Rockport.

He was an avid Lincoln scholar and painter and and in 1957 was named the first honorary member of the Evansville College Chapter of Kappa Pi, national art fraternity.

Honig's dream was to make Rockport a Lincoln shrine that would attract thousands of visitors a year. With the increase in tourist interest here, that dream may have become a reality.

He had been a widow since 1955, following the death of his wife, Alda McCoy Honig, a well-known pianist.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H. H. John, of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. Rose Anderson, Checotah, Okla., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Alexander Chapel in Evansville with continued services at the graveside in Mt. Zion cemetery conducted by the Rev. Barthol Rogers.