Owsley County Courier   Friday, August 12, 1938

Mrs. Nancy Shepherd Dies At Conkling

Mrs. Nancy J. SHEPHERD, 88, widow of Riley SHEPHERD, died at her home at Conkling, July 28th, after a long illness. She had been confined to her bed for eight months.

She was married to Riley SHEPHERD about 1866, he preceeding her in death fourteen years.  She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church having been nearly 50 years.

Surviving her are seven children:  Grant SHEPHERD, of Island City;  Mrs. Sarah TAYLOR and Mrs. Rhoda SANDLIN, of Conkling;  Mrs. Mary BLAKE, of Oldensburg, Ind.;  Mrs. Matt BLAKE of Oxford, Ohio;  and Kimber SHEPHERD, of Batavia, Ohio;  also Rebecca SAYLOR who has cared for her mother for twenty-five years, and one brother, Robert MORRIS, of Island City.  She is also survived by 53 grandchildren, 119 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren.  She was one of the few who lived to see their fourth generation.

Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Charley BURCH.  Burial was in the Shepherd Cemetery at Conkling.


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