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Frank “Boose” Cardine ABNER

Frank "Boose" Cardine Abner, husband of Elma Spencer Abner and the son of the late Lewis Abner, Jr. and Sarah Taulbee Abner was born in Primrose, Kentucky on July 17, 1928 and departed this life in Hazard, Kentucky on March 28, 2016 at the age of 87 years, 8 months, and 11 days. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War and he attended the Beattyville Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to his wife Elma, he is survived by two sons, Arvin Abner and wife Pauline of Houstonville, Kentucky, Forrest Abner of Beattyville, Kentucky, and Danna Hensley and husband Danny of Jackson, Kentucky; one step granddaughter, Tammy Lovin; one step great grandson, Dustin Toombs, both of Stanford, Kentucky; one special niece, Chester Ann Garnett of Lexington, Kentucky; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Bill, Bob, Bethel, Gerald, Curt, Jim, and Sam Abner; and two sisters, Emma Jo Marshall and Susie Marshall.


The Owensboro Messenger
Tuesday, 16 April 1907


Scion of Prominent Family Killed in Quarrel With Neighbor

Beattyville, Ky., April 15 - Clay Thomas was arrested in Owsley county today and lodged in jail here for the murder of Jesse Abner in this county Thursday night.  Thomas says Abner struck him with a rock and came near knocking him off his horse, and that he drew his revolver and shot him.  The killing is the result of the Hargis-Cockrell feud, in which John Abner, a relative, is a central figure.  Abner belonged to a prominent family, his uncle, William Abner, being one of the wealthiest men in this section.


The Breathitt County News
Friday, 22 December 1905

John Abner, Jr., died December 12th, at his home near Primrose, Lee county, from the effects of wounds received from a pistol in the hands of Harrison Lucas, who was also shot by John Abner.  A mystery surrounds this tragedy, as the two combatants were neighbors and seemingly good friends.

John Abner, while he professed no religion until the latter hours of his life, his conduct and charity extended for those in need.  His life is a fitting example for his neighbors.  He gave testimony in his last hours that he had made peace with his God, and wished and prayed that his slayer might recover from the wounds received at his hands.

He was 38 years of age, was a man of affairs, a thrifty farmer and a good business man.  He was brave, honest and truthful, as a husband he was affectionate and true, as a father he was kind and indulgent, as a neighbor he was friendly and obliging.

He leaves a wife and five small children, father, four sisters and three brothers.  His family was well provided for.

Nola Thomas ABNER

Mr. Nola Thomas Abner, 81, of Beattyville, KY, formerly of Morganton, NC, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007. He was born in Primrose, KY on June 22, 1925 to the late John Henry and Doll Drake Abner. He was a US Navy veteran having served during WWII, and a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Morganton, NC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vergie Powell Abner; two brothers, Kenneth and Ishamel Abner.

He is survived by three step-sons, C. Donald Fox of Charlotte, AR, Derryl G. Fox of Nebo, NC and Arnold E. Fox of Morganton, NC; seventeen step-grandchildren, numerous step-great and great-great grandchildren; one brother, Arthur “Von” Abner and wife Ann of Beattyville, KY, and two sisters, Ila Rae Barnes of Clermont, FL and Mila Vern Abner of Beattyville, KY.

Other survivors include four nieces, Jeanette Moore and husband, Tyler of Osgood, IN, Carol Roberts of Richmond, VA and Mary Johnson and husband, Rick and, Vonda Gay Williams and husband, Danny, all of Beattyville, KY; four nephews, John Elmer Abner and wife Nancy of Beattyville, with whom Nola resided; Gerald Henry Abner and wife Belva of Lexington, KY; Charles Ray Abner and wife Dorinda of Plymouth, MI, and Arthur Coleman Abner and wife Marcella of Mt. Sterling, KY; an adopted daughter, Linda Anker and husband Jim of Orion, MI; several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 14th at Kirksey Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Calvary Assembly of God Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the funeral home. Out-of-town services were held Thursday evening in Booneville, KY.

Local arrangements by Kirksey Funeral Home and out-of-town arrangements by Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY.

William ABNER Sr.

The Lexington Herald (Lexington, KY)
Friday, 10 February 1978

William Abner, Sr., Beattyville, 87, died Thursday morning in the V.A. Hospital, Lexington.  He was  a lifelong resident of Lee County, a member of the New Springs United Methodist Church.

Survived by one son, William Abner, Jr., Beattyville;  one daughter, Geneva Caddell, Louisville;  three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Springs United Methodist Church, Primrose, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Beattyville.  Friends may call at the Newnam Funeral Home, Beattyville, after 4 p.m. today.


Beattyville Enterprise , Thursday, 16 June 1960


Elijah Addison, 64, died at his home in Lee County at 1:30 a.m., 8 June after a long illness.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mavis Moore, Anchorage and Mrs. Jean Wilson, Heidelberg;  three sons, Bobby Addison, Lexington, Elijah Jr. Anchorage, and Donald of Heidelberg;  two sisters, Mrs. Martha Rowland, Clover Bottom, and Mrs. Mary Hobber, Lexington;  two brothers, Albert of Heidelberg and Ike of McKee.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Baptist Church, Heidelberg with Rev. Anderson officiating.  Burial was at Goosy Cemetery at Arvil.

Martha Young ANGEL

Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY)
Tuesday, 6 March 2001

Martha Young Angel, 81, resident of Irvine Health and Rehabilitation Center passed away Sunday, March 4, 2001 at Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was born October 1, 1919 in Lee Co., daughter of the late Joe and Nancy Horn Young.  She was a member of Ravenna First Church of the Nazarene.  She had lived in Estill Co. most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Cleveland Angel.

Sh is survived by two daughters, Norma Jean Farmer and husband Edward, Estill Co., Shirley Dixon and husband, Linville, Estill Co.; six grandchildren, Patty Cook and husband Darryl, Sheila King and husband, Joey, Steve Farmer and wife Amy, Angel Dixon, Jo-Lin Owens and husband, David and Joshua Dixon; seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services 12 noon today at Sunset Memorial Gardens by Bro. Harold Calmes.  Friends may call 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Patty Cook, Sheila King, Steve Farmer, Angel Dixon, Jo-Lin Owens, Joshua Dixon, Chris Cook and Jay King.




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