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The Lexington Herald (Lexington, KY)
Friday, 12 July 1940

Beattyville, Ky., July 11 --  Funeral services were arranged for two Owsley county men who were wounded fatally Wednesday in a gun battle at New Hope, eight miles from Booneville.

The body of Deputy Sheriff Tom Pendergrass, 57, was brought here Wednesday night after the shooting which occurred, according to Sheriff Jim Shepherd of Owsley county, when the deputy went to New Hope to arrest Oscar Becknell, 47.

Becknell, wouned in the abdomen by a bullet from the deputy's pistol after the latter had been shot by Becknell, who was armed with a 22-caliber rifle, died en route to a Richmond hospital late Wednesday night and his body was returned here.

Last rites for Becknell will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the New Hope church, followed by internment in the family cemetery near the residence.

Becknell, a World War veteran, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jerushia Evans Becknell, widow of John W. Becknell, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Botner of Endee, Mrs. Dan Wilson of Green Hall and Miss Fannie Becknell of Hamilton Ohio.


Owsley County Courier  3 April 1936


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.

Everett BEST

Beattyville Enterprise 2/24/1944

Everett 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.

Theodore Becker BLAKEY

Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY)
Thursday, 4 August 1938

Beattyville, Ky.,  Aug. 4  --  Judge Theodore Becker Blakey, 76, died at his home here Wednesday as the result of a stroke of apoplexy suffered four days ago.  His condition gradually grew worse, and he finally lapsed into coma from which he never rallied.

Judge Blakey was born in Logan county, Sept. 8, 1861, a son of Churchill and Mary Becker Blakey.  His great-grandfather, George Blakey, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and a pioneer settler in Logan, having come from Virginia.

Churchill Blakey, his father, was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and during his term, Theodore was a page.  Judge Blakey was graduated from the Auburn high school in the class of 1882 and from the law department of the University of Louisville in 1883.  He first practiced in Russellville.  He later became city attorney for that city.

He came to Beattyville as a teacher in the city schools in 1888.  Two years later he married to Miss Lula Beatty, daughter of the late James M. and Caroline McGuire Beatty.  He served two terms as county attorney of Lee county, from 1894 to 1902.  He was appointed second assistant attorney general in 1908, serving under Gen. James Breathitt.  Under Gov. Augustus E. Willson he was appointed U. S. Commissioner for the Eastern district of Kentucky and held that office for 20 years, from 1916 to 1936.  At varioius times he held positions on the city council and the city board of education.

Surviving him are his widow, six sons, Theodore B. Blakey, Jr., and Henry Blakey, Akron, Ohio;  Hubert Blakey, attorney, Bradenton, Fla.;  James Churchill Blakey, attorney, Birmingham, Ala.;  and George Thomas Blakey and Frank Trimble Blakey, Beattyville;  a daughter, Miss Lula Blakey, Orlando, Fla., and a sister, Miss Louise Blakey, Pineville.

Funeral services will be conducted at the residence at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.  The Rev. George E. Long of St. Thomas Episcopal church and the Rev. E. R. Sams of the Beattyville Baptist church will officiate.  Burial will be in the Beatty graveyard.

Joseph W. BOWMAN

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN)
Friday, 17 May 1940

Connersville, Ind. - Funeral services for Joseph W. Bowman, 81 years old, who died at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night at his home, 121 West Third street, will be held at Beattyville, Ky., Sunday.  Friends may call at the Huddleston & Powell mortuary until 6:30 p.m. Friday.  A native of Kentucky he came to Connersville four years ago.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Dora Hall, Mrs. Della Toler, and Mrs. Nettie Seales of Beattyville;  three sons, Troy and Graydon Bowman of Connersville and Estil Bowman of Norwood, Ohio;  two brothers, A. D. Bowman of New York City and William Bowman of Beattyville and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Peters of Booneville, Ky.

Clifton E. "Pete" BRANDENBURG

The Lexington Herald (Lexington, KY)
Wednesday, 12 August 1981

Clifton E. (Pete) Brandenburg, 52, husband of Louise Stewart Brandenburg of 365 Broadway died Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He was a merchant in Jackson.

One daughter, Ina Gale Herald, Sebastian Branch;  two grandchildren;  parents, Hobert and Edna Brandenburg of Beattyville, Ky.;  one brother, Elmer Brandenburg, Beattyville;  two sisters, Ruth Robinson and Ada Spicer, both of Beattyville, survive.

Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watts & Spencer Chapel with Rev. Sam Spicer officiating.  Burial in the Riverview Cemetery at Beattyville, with military rites at the grave.  Visitation at the Watts & Spencer Funeral Home at any time.

Active pallbearers, Donnie Combs, Kenny Noble, Eddie Hall, Tommy Henson, Phillip Gabbard, and Paul Blanton.  Honorary bearers Dr. Robert E. Cornett, Dr. G. B. Smith, Paul Combs, John Murphy, J. K. Murphy, Doan Strong, Coy Hall, Willie Doc Hounshell, Bobby Chapman, Price Back, Charlie Henson, Nim Henson, John Back, and James Cornett.

Dr. Emmet M. BROWN

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
Saturday, 18 March 1939

Funeral services for Dr. Emmet M. Brown, 43, of Beattyville, Ky., will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Bax Chapel, 719 E. Chestnut, and 10 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery.

He was found dead at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in his room at the Henry Watterson Hotel.  Coroner John M. Keaney said the death was due to a heart attack.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Hunt Brown;  his mother, Mrs. Martina Brown, Minneapolis, and two brothers, J. J. Brown, Austin, Colo., and Francis Brown, Minneapolis.

Edna Chambers BURCH

Thursday, 27 October 1960

Mrs. Edna Burch, 30, died October 7, 1960 in England were her husband is stationed with the U. S. Air Force.  She was a former resident of Lee County.

Surviors are her husband;  her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Chambers, Zoe;  four brothers, Ronald, Albert and Frank Chambers, Zoe and Verling Chambers, Meligee;  three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Tackett, Cincinnati;  Mrs. Dora


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