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From the April 3, 1936 Owsley County Courier newspaper
CRESSMONT CITIZEN DIES
Albert Begley, 82, died of pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Brandenburg of the Cressmont community. Death took the venerable farmer and citizen Tuesday night. Burial will be in the old Huram Smith graveyard. He is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Callie Pigg and by three sons: Mansion Begley, Heidelberg, Perry Begley and Matthew Begley.
Posted by Debbie Birch, great-granddaughter of Albert Begley, granddaughter of Matthew "Matt" Begley.
BEST, 30, son of JOHN BEST of Beattyville, died at approximately
eight o'clock Sunday night, February 20, at the Pattie A. Clay Infirmary
in Richmond of a shotgun wound received at his home Sunday afternoon.
According to reports, BEST shot himself with a .410 gauge shotgun while in bed at the home of his father. It was not learned whether or not the shot, which was inflicted near the heart, was accidental or intentional.
Funeral services were conducted at the home in Beattyville at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. LUTHER NEWNAM. Burial was in the Warner Cemetery at White Ash, Congleton. Congleton Bros. were in charge.
Besides his father, he is survived by one sister, MRS. BONNIE PHILLIPS, Dayton, OH, and 5 brothers, VERNON, ERNEST, JOHN JR., WOODROW, & TOM BEST, all of Dayton, OH.
Beattyville Enterprise 2/24/1944
Mary M. SPENCER Childers
Mary M. SPENCER Childers, 84 formerly of Lewisburg, OH d. May 13, 1999 in Kettering, OH.
Born Feb. 18, 1915 in Fillmore, Ky the d/o Strong J. and Ila Dell (MARSHALL) Spencer. Preceded in death by former husband Porter CHILDERS in 1981; son Fred CHILDERS in 1997; sisters Alice THORPE and Daisy Mae SPENCER; brother, John W., Paul J., Sheridan and Bedford SPENCER.
Survivors are son, Glenn CHILDERS of West Alexandria, OH, Lonnie CHILDERS of Clayton, OH, Herbert CHILDERS of Huber Heights, OH, Gary CHILDERS of Kettering, OH; daughters, Joyce HOFF of Beavercreek, OH, Faye McMANAMA of South Whitley, IN, Rebecca GLENN of West Manchester, OH; brothers, Donald SPENCER and Samuel SPENCER both of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Ivy WILLIS of Michigan, Madalie BARRETT, Walled lake, MI; Ina Faye LANG of Cincinnati, OH; 26 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Burial in the Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria, Oh
Andrew COMBS Dies At Crystal - Owsley County Courier, Friday, March 27, 1942
Andrew COMBS, 82, died at his home at Greeley Sunday, March 15, following an illness of about six weeks. Death ws due to heart trouble.
Born in Lee county in 1860, Mr. COMBS spent his entire life in the Greely community. He was married to Elvora GROSS in 1895. Most of his life was devoted to farming. He was a member of the Church of God.
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the grave in the Combs cemetery by Rev. Delbert PASLEY.
He is survived by his widow, five daughters, Mrs. Sopha WHITE, Greeley; Mrs. Ruby SWORDS, Middletown, Ohio; Mrs Nannie RANES, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Maggie RANES, Greeley, and Mrs. Callie REYNOLDS, Happy, Ky.; and three boys, Marion and Ollney COMBS, both of Greeley, and Wm. COMBS of Middletown, Ohio; twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Lewis COMBS Dies July 4 Beattyville Enterprise, Thursday, July 14, 1960
Lewis COMBS, 68, died Monday July 4, at the Veterans Hospital, Louisville, after a long illness. He was a resident of Conkling, a member of the Anglin Baptist Church and a World War I Vet.
Mr. COMBS is survived by his wife Mrs. Jane THOMPSON Combs; two daughters Mrs. Lola CLARKE and Mrs. Ruby LEDFORD, both of Franklin, Ohio; six sons, Leroy, Eugene, and Rollie COMBS all of Franklin, Ohio; Dale and Dallas COMBS, both of Conkling; a brother Roscoe BISHOP, Franklin, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Sallie HIGNITE, Cincinnati, Ohio and 16 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday following the death at the King Justice Funeral Chapel at 1:00 p.m. by the Rev. Boyd SANDLIN. Burial was in the family cemetery at Conkling.
David COOMER - Owsley County Courier, Friday, March 10, 1939
David Coomer Buried Saturday, March 4th
David COOMER, 75, died at his home near Athol, Friday, March 3, due to infirmities of age. Funeral services and burial were held Saturday afternoon in the family burying ground near the home.
Mr. COOMER was a native of this county living on his farm from early manhood until his death.
He leaves surviving him three daughters, Misses Lizzie and May COOMER, of Athol; and Mrs. Elmer BRYANT, of Lexington; six sons, Elijah ,Walker and Edgar of Athol; Leslie, of Lone; Willie of Winegar, Wis.; and Henry of LaGrange.
John M. CORNETT Owsley County Courier, Friday, March 27, 1942
Rites Held For John M. Cornett
John Monroe CORNETT, 89, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chas. EVANS of Congleton, Friday night, March 20.
Born in Virginia in 1852, he was married to Mary McPherson COOMER in 1881. He was a member of the Christian Church.
Funeral services were conducted at the grave in the Roach cemetery near Pinegrove at 3:30 Friday afternoon by Rev. Luther Newnam.
Survivors include one brother, Broadus CORNETT of Middletown, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Taulby UNDERWOOD of Idamay, Mrs. Chester Roach and Mrs. Chas. EVANS of Congleton; fifteen granchildren and thirteen great granchildren.
Tressie COMBS Dooley
Tressie COMBS Dooley, 93 of Scoville, Ky d. July 30, 2000 at the Owsley County Health Care Center.
She was born April 1, 1907 in Perry County to the late John and Clearinda (HURT) Combs.
Survivors include one son, Johnny DOOLEY of Booneville, KY; two daughters, Dorothy DEAN of Scoville, KY, Glenna Faye WILSON of Panama City, FL; fifteen grandchildren; several great and great great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Goebel DOOLEY; three sons, Glemon, Earl and Cantley DOOLEY; and daughter, Marjorie Helen DOOLEY.
Burial in the Dooley Cemetery, Booneville, KY.
Kenneth Charles GENTRY
Kenneth Charles GENTRY, 72 of Cynthiana, KY d. Sept. 20, 2000. He was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Lee County the s/o the late Oscar and Viola MORGAN Gentry.
Survivors are one daughter, Nora GENTRY of Cynthiana, KY; two sons, Kenneth Harold GENTRY and Frank GENTRY both of Cynthiana, KY; one grandson, Kenneth Glen GENTRY of Cynthiana, KY; two step-daughters, Linda MESSER of Georgetown, KY, Brenda HALL of Cynthianan, KY; two brothers, Cleburn GENTRY of Pine Ridge, KY, Ellis GENTRY of Boyd, KY; one sister, Jackie JENNINGS of Biloxi, MS.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Lynn GENTRY, parents, two brothers, Grover and Paul GENTRY, and four sisters, Loretta ABNEY, Janice PRATER, Deborah McFARLAND and Anna Lois PERRY.
Burial in the Steel Cemetery.
Dosha JOHNSON, 96 of Lee County d. July 18, 2000. She was born Oct. 30, 1902 in Owsley County the d/o the late George and Elizabeth TERRY.
Survivors are one sister-in-law, Delphia PATRICK of Booneville, KY.
Burial in the Lerose Cemetery.
Lee JOHNSON June 16, 1992 Logansport, Indiana
Lee Johnson, 90, Rt. 6, Logansport, died at 4 a.m. today in Home Hospital, Lafayette.
Born March 12, 1902 Lee County, Ky., he was the son of Elisha Johnson and Mary Hall Johnson. On March 31, 1921, in Booneville, Ky., he was married to Esther Reynolds, who died Dec. 11, 1971.
A retired farmer, Mr. Johnson had resided in Logansport since 1949.
He was a member of Logansport Church of God.
Surviving are two daughters, Ruby Hatton and Shirley DePew, both of Logansport; one sister, Mary Cobb, Nickelsville, Ky.; three grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
One son, six brothers, six sisters and four grandchildren preceded in death.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral chapel.
VCM Notes: Esther Reynolds was the daughter of Daniel H. Reynolds and Sarah Jane Terry of Owsley County, Kentucky. Ruby Johnson married Rudell Hatton Shirley Johnson married 1. Olney Combs 2. Francis DePew Mary Johnson married 1. George Burgen 2. Ottis Cobb.
Lilly STAMPER Kincaid
Lilly STAMPER Kincaid, 85 of Beattyville, Ky the widow of Virgil KINCAID d. Oct. 9, 2000.
She was born May 19, 1915 in Beattyville, the d/o Carter D. and Flo WHITEHEAD Stamper.
Survivors are one sister, Carolyn EVERSOLE of Beattyville, borther-in-law, Harold KINCAID (wife Elisabeth) of Beattyville; sister-in-law, Emogene COMBS Stamper of Carlisle, OH; nephews, John EVERSOLE III (Anna) and Carter D. STAMPER all of Carlisle, OH, Frank KINCAID (Betty) and Glen KINCAID (Kathy) all of Beattyville, KY, Thomas G. HOWERTON of Dayton, OH; nieces, Wanda LEE of Middlesboro, OH, Betty FISHER and Shirley COOK both of Franklin, OH, Jetta Lee STAMPER of Carlisle, OH.
Burial in the Riverview Cemetery.
Ora KING, 80 of Beattyville, KY d. May 17, 1999. She was the d/o the late Emery and Della BREWER Childers. She was a member of the Old Fashioned Penecostal Church of Clarkston, MI for many years.
Survivors include her husband, James L. KING of Beattyville, KY; one son, Willie (Martha) KING of Beattyville, KY; two sisters, Polly STOCKMAN of Beattyville and Nannie RIENAS of Shelby, MI; three brothers, Charles CHILDERS of LaPeer, MI, Denton CHILDERS of East Jordan, MI, and Lenox CHILDERS of Jackson; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Burial in the Childers Cemetery
located at Widecreek, KY.
Marie TAYLOR Lawson
Marie TAYLOR Lawson, 84 of Beattyville d. Oct. 23, 2000. She was born Nov. 18, 1915 in Lee County the d/o Walterand Laura BRANDENBURG Taylor.
Survivors are two sons, Lewis LAWSON and Lowell LAWSON, both of Beattyville, KY; two step-sons, Jesse LAWSON of Lexington, KY and Lester LAWSON of IN; one sister, Addie Mae PERDUE of Beattyville, Ky; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was prededed in death by her husband, Sherman LAWSON and one son, Doyle Clayton LAWSON
Burial in the Bowman Cemetery.
Troy Marshall Dies At Primrose, Owsley County Courier, Friday, May 19, 1939
Troy MARSHALL, age 53, was found dead near his home at Primrose Thursday, May 11. His body was discovered by his brother, Green MARSHALL, at 5 p.m., he had apparently been dead for several hours.
An inquest was conducted by Coroner R. B. RILEY and the jury's verdict was that MARSHALL had died of heart failure.
He is survived by his widow, Kate MARSHALL; five sons; Larkin, Robert, Charles, Hershel and Billie; three daughters; Pearl, Wanda Lee, and Genevee, all of Primrose; his mother Hanna MARSHALL, three brothers; Green, of Primrose, Roland and Goodloe of Vada, Ludloe of Virginia and one sister, Mrs. Wm. ABNER, Fincastle.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon by the Rev. J. H. HIERONYMUS. Burial was in the Marshall cemetery near his home.
Maudie Booth MOOREFIELD
Maudie BOOTH MOOREFIELD, 91 of Florence, KY d. April 6, 2000. She was born Sept. 20, 1908 in Lee County the d/o the late George W. and Dixie CRABTREE Booth.
Survivors are one son, Darold L. MOOREFIELD, Williamstown, KY; one daughter, Helen D. DURHAM, Cincinnati, OH; four sisters, Lula BEGLEY, Hamilton, OH, Edna BUSH, Leeco, KY, Mildred EVANS, Booneville, KY, Betty ISAACS, Lexington, KY; two brothers, Paul BOOTH of Beattyville, KY, Woodrow BOOTH of Villa Hills, KY; one granddaughter, Gina BLUME of Cincinnati, OH; two great granddaughters, Jessica Demaree and Sarah BLUME of Cincinnati, OH.
She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jill Lynn DURHAM.
Burial in the Crabtree Cemetery, Fixer, KY.
Elsie Mae PETERS
Elsie Mae PETERS Mays, 85 d. Nov. 25, 2000. She was born Jan. 24, 1915 in Owsley County, Ky to the late Laney and Mary (MATHEWS) Peters. She was the widow of Jesse MAYS.
Survivors include her stepmother, Tawra PETERS of Jackson, KY; one son and his wife, Morgan and JoAnn MAYS of Wetumpka, AL; one brother, Dorsie PETERS of Hickory, NC; four grandchildren, Roger MAYS, Alexandria, VA, Lois SHUMAKER of Corpus Christi, Texas, Carol BUSBEE of Pace, FL, Richard A. MAYS of Montgomery, AL; 8 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Burial in the Addison Cemetery, Heidelberg, Ky.
Cordelia Combs SHOEMAKER
Beattyville Enterprise, Thursday, 6 Feb 1958
Mrs. Cordelia SHOEMAKER, 73, died Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member in Zoe Church of God.
Survivors: Husband, Charlie SHOEMAKER, Fincastle; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth COMBS, Zoe; sons Everett, Cincinnati, Roy, Middletown, Ohio; daughters Mrs. Nora MULLINS, Mrs. Anna Lee HALL, West Carolton, Ohio, Mrs. Lorena WALTON, Franklin, Ohio, Mrs. Ruby VANDERPOOL, Mrs. Betty WHISMAN, Middletown, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Annie SHOEMAKER, Wisconsin, Mrs. Ollie STAMPER, Zoe, Mrs. Grace LEMASTER, Neon, and Mrs. Minnie MURPHY, Bellvue, Texas.
Funeral serviceswere conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Newnam Funeral Home by Rev. Orville MORGAN. Burial was in the Lane Cemetery near Zoe, with the Newnam Funeral Home in charge.
Willis M. SHOEWMAKER
Willis Martin SHOEMAKER, 80 of Big Andy Ridge d. April 14, 2000. He was born March 9, 1920 in Lee County to the late Jim and Zella (WRIGHT) Shoemaker.
Survivors are his wife of 53 years, Bonetta (LUTES) Shoemaker; one stepson, Donald R. WILLIAMS of Beattyville, KY; one brother, Leonard SHOEMAKER of Middletown, OH; two sisters, Maude CAUDELL of Winchester, KY and Dolly CONRAD of Columbus, OH; five step granddaughters, and nine step great grandchildren.
Burial with Military Rites in the Shoemaker-Williams Cemetery.
Henry SIZEMORE, 74 of Booneville, Ky d. April 12, 2000. He was born Jan. 8, 1926 in White Oak, KY the s/o the late Lewis and Lillie (THOMAS) Sizemore.
Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Francis (TIREY) Sizemore; one brother, Elwood SIZEMORE of Booneville, KY; two sisters, Jessie BISHOP of Booneville, KY, and Esther GABBARD of Beattyville, KY.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Morton and Hugh SIZEMORE.
Burial in the Congleton Cemetery, Beattyville, KY.
Drucilla MOORE Stamper
Drucilla MOORE Stamper, d. Aug. 20, 2000. She was living in White Cloud, MI with her husband of 58 years, Elmer H. STAMPER at the time of her death.
She left behind two daughters, Louise FLING and Kathy D. BROMM and four grandchildren, who will sadly miss her.
Drucilla was born on the Mooretown farm in St. Helens, on Nov. 13, 1924 to H. Link MOORE and Frankie CRABTREE Moore. Two of her sisters survive her.
Burial in the Forest Crest Cemetery.
Ada Oliver Turner
Ada Oliver TURNER, 87 widow of John B. OLIVER of Beattyville, Ky d. April 17, 2001 at the KY River Medical Center in Jackson, KY.
She was born Sept. 6, 1913 in Lee County, Ky the d/o the late Ben and Mary Ann CRABTREE SLONE.
Survivors are two step daughters, Helen TAYLOR of Fairborn, OH; Reba TIREY of Louisville, KY; two sisters, Louise BRANDENBURG and Ila TYLER both of Beattyville, KY; 11 nieces and nephews.
Burial in the Ashcraft Cemetery.
Owsley County Courier, Friday, March 19, 1943 Canyon Falls Resident Dies
James Orlando WHITE, 66, died at his home at Canyon Falls on Friday, March 5 following an illness of several weeks.
The son of Min WHITE, he was born in Wolfe County on August 2, 1877 and was married to Miss Adelia MOORE in 1899. For a number of years prior to his death he had been engaged in farming in Lee county.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 7 by Rev J. W. MOORE. Interment was in the family cemetery.
He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Chap CREECH, Winchester; Mrs. Arthur BRADLEY, Covington, and Mrs. Willina CLARKSTON, Winchester, and three sons, Verlin N. WHITE, Blue Diamond; Wess and Murle WHITE, both of Canyon Fall.
Beattyville, May 18
Mrs. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, 79, died at her home in Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, May 11. Death was caused by Cerebral hemorage.
The body was returned to this county Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Monday by the Rev. George E. LONG of the Beattyville Episcopal Church. Burial was at White Ash.
She is survived by one duaghter, Mrs. Hazel BURK, two sons, Charlie and Bob WILLIAMS, all of Cincinnati; one brother, Clell KINCAID, Beattyville, and one sister, Mrs. Martha WARNER, of Belle Point.
Owsley County Courier, Friday, March 19, 1943 Services Held For Robert Lee York
Robert Lee YORK, 73, died at his home on Upper Creek near Beattyville at 4:15 o'clock Friday, March 12. Death climaxed an illness of several months.
Funeral services were conducted at the St. Thomas Episcopla Church in Beattyville at 2 o'clock monday afternoon by Ven. Geo. E. LONG. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cille YORK; one son, E. J., and two daughters, Mrs. Irene NOBLE and Mrs. Jesse MOORE.
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