Harry McCawley speaks at a 2015 seminar on the history of Columbus City Hall. WRB photo.

A memorial service for Harry McCawley, long-time local journalist and retired associate editor of The Republic will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7th at North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Lane, Columbus, with Nic Cable officiating.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street and from 12 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be at City Cemetery at a later date.

McCawley, 77, died Thursday afternoon at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in-patient facility in Columbus after a 10-month battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, Columbus Philharmonic Symphony, Bartholomew County Historical Society, or the donor’s choice of charities.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at barkesweaverglick.com.

For more on our coverage of McCawley’s death, click here.