Submitted by Bonnie Snow

 

As most of the patrons of this site know, I don't usually publish or post information that contains information pertaining to living people; I respect their privacy.  However, the following obituaries have been published and the information is out there.  The reason I have decided to post these here is that I have found several "Cousins" living all across our Nation through more current obituaries and I think you might also.  The Falmouth Outlook has Pendletonian obituaries on their excellent site "Falmouth Outlook Obituary Pages - 2003-2006" and I have a link to those, I see no reason to copy and paste their work when I feel a link is the right thing to provide.

These obituaries are not in any particular order, please use your "find in top window" feature to search for your family names.  If you have any obituaries that you are willing to share please contact me and I will post them, giving you and the Newspaper full credit.

 

 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - July 23, 2006 Page 3 C

Mary C. Shull, age 87, of Richmond, died Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Golden Rule Nursing & Rehab.

She was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Pendleton County, Ky., to William Lea and Ethel Milner Lea and had lived in this community most of her life.

Mary was a retired employee of AVCO where she had worked 32 years.

She was a long time member of Central Christian Church where she was active in Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She also enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Survivors include two daughters, Denise Davis of Richmond, and Darlene Velez and her husband Jose of Abington; one granddaughter, Lorri Ann Parker and her husband Jeff of East Stroudsburg, Pa.; two great- grandchildren, Mitchel Parker and Jordan Alexandra Junod; two sisters, Opal Lea of Newport, Ky., and Faustina Newman of Hebron, Ky.; and special friends Jim and Patty Rowe and their children Jimmy and Natalie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Shull, who died March 6, 2005; and one sister, Josephine Steenken.

Funeral service for Mary C. Shull will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road W., Richmond, Ind. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m.

Memorials contributions may be made to Riley Children's Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.
 

 

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - June 26, 2006 Page B6

FALMOUTH
Harold Matthews, 86, of Falmouth, passed away on Sat, June 24, 2006, at the Harrison Memorial Hospital in Cynthiana, KY. Born on June 21, 1919, he was a son of the late J.B. and Lizzie Gossett Matthews. He married Mary Lou Purdy, and his wife survives his passing. He was the former controller of Browning Manufacturing in Maysville, KY, former member of the Maysville Country Club, former member and president of the Aberdeen, OH Lions Club, Veteran of World War II, and at the time of his retirement was Head of Finance for Miller Shoe Co. in Cincinnati, OH. He and his wife owned several farms in Pendleton County, KY. He is survived by his wife of 54 years; Mary Lou Purdy Matthews, one nephew; Frank Matthews of Lexington, KY, and one niece; Wanda Pavord of Danville, VA. Graveside services will be held Tue, at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Falmouth, KY with Rev. John Kleinschmidt officiating. Full military honors will be given by the Hardin Browning V.F.W. Post #109. Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth is serving the family. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice.
 

 

Amarillo Globe-News (TX) - September 4, 2005

PANHANDLE
Mary Elizabeth Ewing, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, in Amarillo.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church with Dr. Steve Vernon and the Rev. Bill Fuller, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Panhandle Cemetery by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

Miss Ewing was born on July 24, 1909, in Pendleton County, Ky. She moved to Carson County in January 1915 with her parents, Elmer and Mamie Ewing. She had resided at Garretson's since 1995.

Miss Mary retired from teaching after 46 years, 40 of which were with Panhandle public schools. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Panhandle from 1934 until the time of her death. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Altrurian Club and a lifetime member of the P.T.A. and the Girl Scouts. She was a member of the following educational organizations: Texas State Teachers Association, National Education Association, National Retired Teachers Association, Texas Retired Teachers Association and the Panhandle Retired Teachers Association.

In 1988, the Women's Forum recognized her with the Distinguished Women Service Award for Volunteerism. She was also given the 7 Who Care Award in April 1989.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mamie Ewing; five sisters, Dorothy Ewing Johnson, Norma Jane Ewing, Lillian Ewing Miller, Winnifred Ewing Penny and Juanita Ewing Stankey; three half sisters, Ellen Ewing Odell of Amarillo, Ethel Ewing Stienfort and Effie Ewing Marquart; a brother, Ted Harris Ewing; and two half brothers, Charles E. Ewing and Elmer Ewing Jr.

Survivors include many nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
 

 

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - August 28, 2005

LAWRENCEBURG
Elmo Raymond Allender, 89, died Fri., Aug. 26, 2005 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington. He was the son of the late Goldie Young and Alonzo Allender. He was born July 24, 1916 in Pendleton County, KY. He was the owner and manager of a reproduction furniture store called the Furniture Clinic in Lexington for 22 years, a farmer, and served in the US Army during WW II. He was a member and former Sunday school teacher at Sand Spring Baptist Church. He was also an honorary member of the Stringtown Ruritan Club. holds a small plane pilots license. He was a former member of the Grace Baptist Church in Lexington for over 20 years and the Nicholasville Baptist Church. He helped start the Edgewood Baptist Church in Nicholasville and help start and build the Salvisa Baptist Church in Mercer County. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sylvia Tandy Allender; five children, Ethelbert (Eloise) Allender, San Diego, CA; Wanda (Jack) Sabo, Wayne W. Allender of Harrodsburg; Emma (Don) Caruthers, Burnside; Addrene "Babe" Hendricks (Don) Lane, Lawrenceburg; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 23 great great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beatrice Cull, Bardstown. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Daffney Allender; two brothers, Wilbert Allender and Wayne Wesley Allender; and a nephew, William Allender. Services 1 pm, Tues., Aug. 30, 2005 at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Hamrick, Bro. Rick Shannon, and Bro. Troy Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Jessamine County with military honors. Visit 4 -8 pm Mon. Memorials suggested to the Sand Spring Baptist Church Building Fund, 1616 Harrodsburg RD, Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342. 
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - July 9, 2005

Luther G. Clayton, age 92, of Oxford, Ohio, died early Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Knolls of Oxford.

Born July 12, 1912, in Pendleton County, Ky., he was the son of Fount and Annie (Thornsburg) Clayton. He lived and farmed most of his life near Bath, Ind., and also was a carpenter in the Oxford and Hamilton areas for many years.

On Dec. 13, 1927, he married Thelma (Clayton). She died April 22, 1994.

He attended the Mixerville (Ind.) Baptist Church.

He leaves three sons, Earl Edward (Barbara), Ross, Ohio, Jim R. (Linda), Dayton, and David Allen, Cincinnati; his daughter, Jewell (Jerry) Raridan of Laurel, Ind.; 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded by three sons, Charles, William B. and Luther C. Jr.; one daughter, Ethel; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. (Ohio time) Tuesday, July 12, at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 5086 College Corner Pike, Oxford, with visitation from 9 a.m. (Ohio time) until the time of the service Tuesday. Burial will follow in the College Corner Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions be directed to VITAS Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - January 28, 2005

Carroll Robert Washburn Jr, 73, of Covington, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center South, Edgewood, Ky. He was a retired carpenter, a member of First United Methodist Church in Covington and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Esther Cummins Washburn; a sister, Julie Dante of Las Vegas; and brothers, Donald Washburn and Richard Washburn, both of Bradenton, Fla. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky. Visitation will begin there at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.
 

 

Charlotte Sun (Port Charlotte, FL) - October 6, 2004

Ralph C. Browning, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2004.

He was the son of George and Nanny Gertrude (Cummins) Browning, born April 14, 1921 in Pendleton County, Ky.

Ralph served in the Navy during World War II, and was a real estate salesman for many years before retiring. He came to Port Charlotte in 1972 from Ohio; He was of the Baptist faith.

Ralph will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Mary L. Browning; daughters, Avis Kay (James) Griffin, and Bonnie Sue (Robert) Hauck, both of Bethel, Ohio; son, Jay Kevin (Rita) Browning of Marshfield, Mo.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.

Arrangements are by the Cremation Center of Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte.
 

 

Cincinnati Enquirer, The - October 9, 2003

CONNOLLY Robert, dear brother of Mary Anne Wehrend of Cincinnati (Covedale), OH and dear brother of Donald Connolly of Cincinnati (Anderson Township), OH, beloved uncle of Julian Wehrend Peckinpaugh of Cincinnati, OH, Amy Connolly of Los Angeles, CA and Brian Connolly of New York, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at the V.A. Medical Center in Cincinnati at the age of 57. Private funeral services are being held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pendleton County, KY. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, KY is serving the family.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - October 9, 2003

WEAVER, LESTER L., 78, of New Port Richey, died Saturday (Oct. 4, 2003) at home. Born in Pendleton County, Ky., he came here three years ago from Independence, Ky. He was a salesman for Butternut Bread Co., Cincinnati, with 28 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey. Survivors include his wife, Flora; two daughters, Vonna Furnish, Palm Harbor, and Margie Inman, Cold Springs, Ky.; three sons, Lester Jr., Columbus, Ohio, Roger, Atlanta, and David, Nederland, Colo.; four sisters, Marie Pope, Wanda Jasper and Hazel Gallagher, all of Kentucky, and Peggy Moyer, Ohio; a brother, Ronald, Kentucky; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, New Port Richey.
 

 

Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - June 8, 2003

William H. Colbert of Canton joined our Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 5, 2003.

Born in Pendleton County, Ky., Bill attended the University of Kentucky until joining the Air Force during World War II. As a P51 pilot, he served in China and Burma until his marriage in 1946. He then completed his degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Cincinnati. A member of the American Welding Society, the American Institute of Plant Engineers, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Ohio, he retired from the Akro Corp. of Canton in 1990.

A dedicated church leader, he served as an elder and committee chairman in both the Disciples of Christ Church and the Presbyterian Church. His life was devoted to church and family and thus he was a blessing to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. Colbert and Georgia Davis Colbert, Phoebe Osborne and Marion Woodyard; son, William E.; and daughter, Judy Lynn. He is survived and honored by his loving wife, Allyn, and daughter, Gaylen.

A memorial service will be held at Reedurban Presbyterian Church, 1145 Perry Dr. N.W., Canton, Ohio 44708, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Presbyterian Missionary Service of Reedurban Presbyterian Church.
 

 

Washington Post, The (DC) - November 12, 2002

Lillian Kelly Schweinefuss 79, a former elementary school teacher, died of cancer Nov. 10 at home in Alexandria.

She was a textile chemist from 1945 to 1950 at Emory Industries in Cincinnati, then accompanied her husband to Navy posts in the United States. She taught at schools in California and at Highland View Elementary School in Silver Spring in the late 1950s, and Franconia Elementary School and Mount Eagle Elementary School in Alexandria in the1960s.

She was a native of Pendleton County, Ky., and a graduate of Thomas More College in Kentucky. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Survivors include her husband, retired Cmdr. Ralph J. Schweinefuss of Alexandria; two children, Thomas J. Schweinefuss of Alexandria and Molly C. Dameron of Charlottesville; two sisters; four brothers; and two grandchildren.
 

 

Southwest Daily Times (Liberal, KS) - December 21, 2001

Mary Thelma Smith, 89, Johnson, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson.

She was born March 2, 1912, to Thomas and Mattie (Godman) Dunn in Pendleton County, Ky.

She married Charles Arthur Smith Dec. 9, 1931, in Bucklin. He died in October 1969.

She had been a resident of Johnson since 1951.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Johnson.

She was also a member of Eastern Star Chapter No. 471, Mother's Club and the Jolly Dozen, all of Johnson.

Her hobbies included gardening and cooking.

Survivors include four sons, Jack L. Smith, Lakewood, Calif., Norman Smith, Walsh, Colo., Ray Smith, Crossville, Tenn., and Curtis Smith, Meeker, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother; seven sisters; and one great-grandson, Cody Jack Smith.

* Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson with the Rev. Glenn Fogo presiding.

Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson.

The family suggests memorials to either the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit or to the First United Methodist Church, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 605 W. North Ave., Johnson, KS 67855.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - December 1, 2001

CHARLANE RUST 59, KENTUCKY EDUCATOR

Charlane Baldwin Rust, who helped launch the Head Start program in Pendleton County, Ky., in 1994 and was recognized for outstanding service to the Red Cross during the Falmouth flood, died Friday at her home in Falmouth. She was 59.

Mrs. Rust was named director of the year by Head Start in 1998.

She also taught Catholic religion classes to Pendleton County students from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Falmouth, where she was a lay pastoral minister.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to Northern Kentucky Head Start Scholarship Fund, 437 W. Ninth St., Newport, Ky. 41071; or Hospice of Hope, 1 West McDonald Parkway, Maysville, Ky. 41056.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - November 25, 2001

HAROLD W. "JIM" ERVIN, 84, Dale Drive, Holiday Mobile Park, Tavares, died Saturday, Nov. 24. Mr. Ervin was a funeral director for Hannah Funeral Home, Blanchester, Ohio. Born in Pendleton County, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1990. He was a member of Asbury Covenant Church, Tavares. Survivors: wife, Waurega; son, Harold II, Blanchester; daughter, Shelley Golden, Denver; sisters, Loretta Norris, Fort Thomas, Ky., Irene Bell, Independence, Ky.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Harden/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - July 5, 2001

Ray Scott, WNOP disc jockey for 50 years

While growing up in Pendleton County, Ky., Ray Scott and his brothers would sit entranced watching their father strum his banjo.

Those sessions engrained in young Ray's mind a love and appreciation for music that lasted an entire lifetime, including 50 years working as a disc jockey at WNOP, a jazz radio station in Newport.

"Music was both his hobby and his job," said Jean Scott, his wife. "He always felt very fortunate that he made a living . . . as a radio announcer."
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - December 10, 2000

EDNA I. FINNELL, 74, 11450 Lakeview Drive, Leesburg, died Friday, Dec. 8. Mrs. Finnell was a homemaker. Born in Pendleton County, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1975. She was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors: sons, Edward L., Port Orange, Robert A., Tavares; daughter, Mary S., Tavares; brother, Robert E. Lovelace, Cincinnati; sisters, Joyce A. Randall, Independence, Ky., Florence Weidenbein, Cincinnati; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Steverson Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Home, Tavares.
 

 

Cincinnati Enquirer, The (OH) - November 20, 2000

FALMOUTH -- Paul Wayne Lea, 61, of Falmouth died Saturday at St. Elizabeth South.

He was an employee of Mazak Corp. in Florence and was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Falmouth.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Marie Hensley Lea a daughter, Paula Daniels of Falmouth two sons, Mark Lea and Matthew Lea, both of Falmouth three sisters Dorcella Brewer of Augusta, Ky., Martha Schuster of Georgetown, Ohio, and Ann Smitson of Carrollton, Ky. and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Lea family cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky.

Woodhead Funeral Home in Falmouth is handling the arrangements.
 

 

Cincinnati Enquirer, The - September 11, 1999

Hattie Pearl Carter Hume, 93, a retired clerk for the U.S. Selective Service system, and a former business manager and society editor for the McCreary County Record of Stearns, Ky., died Thursday. She was a member of the Florence Women's Club, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes.

Surviving are two daughters, Hannah Baird of Florence and Martha Hume of Nashville a brother, Paul Carter of Rockton, Ill. a sister, Polly Estes of Chicago and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Whitman, and a son, Brian.

No visitation. Graveside service will be at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery, Pendleton County, Ky. The Stith Funeral Home, Florence, is handling arrangements.

Memorials can be made to McCreary County Library, P.0. Box 8, Whitley City, KY 42653.
 

 

FLORIDA TODAY (Melbourne, FL) - April 16, 1999

CLEARWATER -- Crystal Pack, 77, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 13, at Oak Cove Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pack was born in Pendleton County, Ky. She came to Brevard County in 1972 from Kentucky.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church on Merritt Island and Order of the Eastern Star in Kentucky.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Pack of Clearwater daughters, Ada Schooner of Arizona and Linda Ramsey of Washington three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hour will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, with graveside services following, at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, north of Melbourne.
 

 

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - February 28, 1998

Mrs. Inez Gallagher 59, of 405 Reece Wilson Rd., Belmont, died Thursday, February 26, 1998 at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 28, 1998 at 11:00 A.M. at McLean Bumgardner Funeral Home, Twin Oaks Chapel of Belmont and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9:00 p.m. tonight at funeral home.

Mrs. Gallagher was born in Pendleton County, KY and was the daughter of the late Elze Fredrick. She was predeceased by one brother, Tommy Fredrick. Mrs. Gallagher was a homemaker and also worked as a cook at Catawba Pharmacy in Belmont.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Kerry Gallagher of Belmont; William D. and Tammy Gallagher of Maysville, KY; sister: Helen Winkle of Carrolton, KY, Mearl Winkle of Falmouth, KY, Florence Tucker, Covington, KY; brothers: William Fredrick of Belmont and Donald Fredrick of Falmouth, KY.

Memorials may be made to East Belmont Freewill Baptist Church, Edgemont Avenue, Belmont, NC and to the attention of the Rev. Burel Bryant.

McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home of Belmont in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The (OH) - December 8, 1997

"Hayride" star Dean Maxedon

Dean Richard Maxedon 77, longtime host of WLW television's "Midwestern Hayride," died Friday at his home in Pendleton County, Ky.

For more than 15 years, Mr. Maxedon - better know as Dean Richards - was the show's master of ceremonies. He also performed with his wife, Penny.

"The show was very professionally done, and Dean was a big part of that," Post columnist and television veteran Nick Clooney said of the show.

Mr. Maxedon began performing on radio as a teen-ager. "He was just 13 and was with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette," said Mrs. Maxedon. Shortly after World War II, the two were on a radio show called the "Sohio Hayride," performing as two-thirds of the Lucky Penny Trio.

They worked in St. Louis, before returning to WLW and "Hayride" from 1956 until the early 1970s. The Maxedons were married for 52 years in November. He also leaves sons, Richard Maxedon, John Maxedon and Ben Maxedon; daughters, Brenda Poe, Teresa Cummins and Marla Purcell; brother, Guy Maxedon; 25 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. today at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, Ky. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, Maysville, Ky., or the church.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - June 30, 1997

James F. Bertsch: Promising life cut short by farm accident

The accomplishments of James Francis Bertsch's young life were numerous, exceeded only by his love for family and dedication to his studies.

Salutatorian of his high school class, athlete and college honor student, Mr. Bertsch died Friday at University Hospital of injuries suffered in a farm tractor accident earlier in the day in Pendleton County, Ky. Mr. Bertsch, 19, lived in Southgate, Ky., and was a sophomore at Thomas More College.

Second in his Newport High School graduating class in 1996, he was on a full scholarship at Thomas More, where he majored in mathematics and physics. He earned nearly perfect grades, said a brother, Ron Bertsch, of Taylor Mill, Ky. "He was everything to us," said another brother, Ken Bertsch, of Bellevue, Ky.

Along with earning outstanding grades at Newport High, Mr. Bertsch also played football and baseball.

Mr. Bertsch was a member of St. Therese Church, Southgate. "He loved the Lord so much, and loved his family and friends," said Ron Bertsch. He also leaves his parents, Ronald L. and Janet Weyer Bertsch of Southgate; another brother, Andy Bertsch of Southgate; and sisters, Cheryl Spahr of Erlanger and Katie Bertsch of Southgate.

Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Therese Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Dobbling Funeral Home, Ft. Thomas.

Memorials: James F. Bertsch Memorial Scholarship Fund, Fifth-Third Bank, Newport Banking Center, 1756 Monmouth St., Newport 41071.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - September 22, 1996

NOLA BLANCHE TOPE, 69, of Zephyrhills died Friday at the Pasco-Hernando Hospice House. A native of Pendleton County, Ky., she moved to this area in 1956 from Covington, Ky. She was a manager for a medical office and member of Westside Baptist Church and the Bethlehem Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, James K.; a son, James K. II of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Elaine Renee Brown of San Jose, Calif.; a sister, Wilma E. Collins of Kenton County, Ky.; a brother, Ralph W. Spaulding of Pendleton County; and a grandchild. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - June 30, 1996

RICHARD VAN MILLER 32, Inca Street, Orlando, died Friday, June 28. Mr. Miller was a service agent for Budget Rent-a-Car. Born in Pendleton County, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1981. He was a member of the Falmouth, Ky., Christian Church. Survivor: father, Leo Miller. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - June 9, 1995

Albert Tebelman, life-long farmer

Albert L. Tebelman had to learn responsibility at a young age.

His mother died when he was 11, leaving only his older brother and father on their family farm in Williamstown.

His father was sick, so it was up to Albert and his brother to keep the farm going. He took up the challenge and carried on the tradition the rest of his life, never moving off the farm. Mr. Tebelman, 84, died Thursday at his home.

He was a member of Roanoke Christian Church in Pendleton County, Ky.

"He's done a lot of hard work in his life," said Mr. Tebelman's son, Charles Tebelman. "As far as farming, there isn't much of it he hasn't done at one time or another."

Mr. Tebelman spent much of the time on the farm raising sheep and cattle, but also ran a small sawmill.

About 10 years ago, it became harder for Mr. Tebelman to keep up his work on the farm, so he took some time off and began traveling with his wife, Goldie McClanahan Tebelman. They had been married for 60 years.

"We'd been to about every state," she said.

Besides his wife and son, survivors include daughters, Sandra Lillard of Florence, Ky., Linda Brown and Janet Evans, both of Williamstown, Ky.; two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and six step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the church or St. Elizabeth Home Health/Hospice.
 

 

News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - March 11, 1995

EUGENE TUCKER 63, formerly of Fort Wayne, died March 2 at his home in Ocoee, Fla.

The Pendleton County, Ky., native lived in Fort Wayne for 20 years. He had been employed as a truck driver at Meyer Trucking in Orlando, Fla. for eight years. He was an Army and Marine veteran who served in the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Laverna; stepsons, Larry Fielder, Bill Fielder, Lenn Fielder and Randy Fielder, all of Fort Wayne, and Donald Fielder of Augusta, Georgia; sister, Helen Morehead of Orange City, Fla.; brother, Charles Tucker of Orange City; and 12 step-grandchildren.

There are no services or calling hours. Burial is pending. Arrangements are by Altman-Zong Funeral Home, Fla.
 

 

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 28, 1994

NEWPORT NEWS

Chester Raymond Simpson, age 78, died Monday, April 25, 1994. He was a native of Pendleton County, Ky., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1987.

He retired as a clerk in 1978 from R. A. Jones and Co., in Crescent Springs, Ky., after 34 years of service. He attended Immanuel Baptist Church, Newport News, was a former councilman of Erlanger, Ky., a member of Golden Rule Masonic Lodge 345 and a 40-year member of the Scottish Rites, both in Covington, Ky. He was also a former member of the Ohio National Guard.

Survivors include his wife, Rene Groves Simpson; a stepdaughter, Susan G. Smith of Newport News; and two step-grandchildren.

Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, Ky., with Rev. Samuel C. Smith officiating.

Visitation Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Swindler and Currin Funeral Home, Covington, Ky.

Memorials to Parkinson's Foundation, 650 W. 128th St., New York, N.Y. 10032-9982; or Oneida Baptist Institute, Oneida, Ky. 4092-0067.

Local arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.
 

 

Cincinnati Post, The - July 9, 1993

Delia Dunaway McCandless

Teacher began career in one-room Ky. school

Like most women of her time, Delia Dunaway McCandless didn't have many career options upon graduating college.

She chose to become a schoolteacher.

"That's just what women did when they went to college back then," said Mrs. McCandless' daughter, Dolly Sue Plummer.

But Mrs. McCandless loved what she did and taught for nearly 40 years. Mrs. McCandless, 83, of Pendleton County, Ky., died Wednesday at her home.

She earned a degree from Georgetown College before entering teaching. Her first job was at the former Stone School, a one-room schoolhouse in Grant County, Ky.

"In those one-room schoolhouses, she had to build fires, clean the school and just about do everything," Ms. Plummer said. "She taught all eight grades."

She later taught at Peach Grove Elementary, Mt. Auburn Elementary, Morgan High School and Morgan Elementary School.

Some of Mrs. McCandless' kids had familiar faces. She instructed several of her relatives.

"She taught a bunch of us," said her nephew, David Johnson. "She was very nice, and she treated everybody the same."

She also was a member of Stringtown Christian Church in Grant County. Her husband, Russell McCandless, died in 1977.

Other survivors include a sister, Hattie Shinkle of Williamstown, Ky.; a brother, G. B. Dunaway of Williamstown; and one granddaughter.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky. Visitation is from 4 to 9 today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Marcus Baptist Church, Pendleton County, or Stringtown Christian Church.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - November 3, 1992

HARVEY, LILLIAN E., 86, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Nov. 1, 1992) at West Bay Nursing Center, Oldsmar. She was born in Pendleton County, Ky., and came here in 1983 from Orlando. She was a manicurist. She was a member of Church of Christ and Daughters of America. Survivors include a daughter, Martha Butler, Safety Harbor; a niece, Margaret Linder, Covington, Ky.; three nephews, Kenneth Elliott and Donald Elliott, both of Clearwater, and Lloyd Elliott, Atlanta; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson. All Faiths Funeral Homes & Cemetery, St. Petersburg.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - October 26, 1988

YOUNG, GEORGIA E., 78, of 901 Belleair Road, Clearwater, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 1988) in Greenville, Ohio. She was born in Pendleton County, Ky., and came here in 1963 from Covington, Ky. Before retirement, she was a food server for Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a sister, Mary Katherine Howell, Greenville. Moss-Feaster Guardian Funeral Home, Largo Chapel, South Pinellas.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 20, 1987

MARITESS E. ROLLINS, 66, 5530 Denise Ave., Orlando, died Saturday. Born in Pendleton County, Ky., she moved to Orlando from Jacksonville in 1972. She was a bookkeeper and a Catholic. Survivor: daughter, Louise Ann Yester, Orlando. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Forest City.
 

 

News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - April 20, 2006

Mary Booth

URBANA - Graveside services for Mary Frances Booth, 85, of Urbana will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Star of Hope Mausoleum Chapel, Graceland Cemetery, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur. The Rev. Rick Weltin will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Mrs. Booth died at 9:13 a.m. Tuesday (April 18, 2006) at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana.

She was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Falmouth, Ky., a daughter of John Milton and Maria Murtagh Jett. She married William Loop Booth on Nov. 12, 1939, in Henderson, Ky. He died July 2, 1987.

Survivors include two sons, William Francis Booth of Portland, Texas, and Joseph Craig Booth of Salem; three daughters, Jane Plankenhorn of Champaign, Nancy Bess of Indianapolis and Andrea Yim of Honolulu; a brother, Andrew Jett of Spring Hill, Fla.; a sister, Rita Milo of Kissimmee, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and two sons.

Mrs. Booth owned and operated Midstate Machinery Company in Decatur with her husband from 1946 until his death. She continued to operate the business until it closed in June 2002.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
 

 

Iowa City Press-Citizen (IA) - January 19, 2006

Frances L. Hamilton, age 89, mother of Marjorie Hawtrey of 534 S. Dodge Street, Iowa City died at her daughter's residence Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

Family services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Iowa City, and other services and burial in St. Petersburg, Florida at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Frances's memory to Iowa City Hospice. 


Frances Louise Eckler Hamilton was born August 31, 1916 in Falmouth, KY, the daughter of Lester T. and Anna Sutton (Moore) Eckler. She was raised in Falmouth where on February 1, 1935 she married Edward William Hamilton. The couple lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Her husband, Edward died in February of 1985 in St. Petersburg. Francis continued to live in her home there until moving to Iowa City this past November to be closer to her family.

Her family includes, daughter and her husband, Marjorie and Jim Hawtrey of Iowa City; six grandchildren, Michael Anderson (Sherri) of Norwood Young America, MN, Amy Anderson of Lamont, PA, Ben Anderson (Anna) of Cleveland, OH, Steve Hawtrey of Mt. Vernon, IA, Michael Hawtrey (Michelle) and Andrew Hawtrey (Jen) all of North Hollywood, CA; and twelve great-grandchildren.; and Frances's godson, David Vega of St. Petersburg, FL.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Frances's family and her services.

 

 

Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ) - December 15, 2005

KWIATKOWSKI, June A. born August, 20, 1930 in Falmouth, KY. Died December 13, 2005 in Tucson, AZ, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. A spitfire throughout life and up to the end and a true Kentucky bluegrass girl, June was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to play practical jokes, to laugh, and to sing and play her guitar. She loved Tucson and the Sonoran Desert, and although her life and adventurous spirit took her to Ohio, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, and California, June ultimately returned to her beloved desert, unable to part from its beautiful sunsets and inspiring landscape. June was dearly loved and will be missed and remembered for her wit, humor, and strong work ethic. Preceded in death by her mother, Flora Wright (Cason); father, Floyd Wright; her first husband and the father of her children, Elmer L. Field; and her loving husbands, Ken Sagar and Walter Kwiatkowski. June is survived by her four children, Barry Field (Mia) of Lakewood, WA, Barbara Hulings of Tucson, AZ, Brenda Funk of Sonoma, CA, and Billy Field of Doyle, CA; and five grandchildren, Regina, Daniel, Benjamin, Brianne, and Alex. The family wishes to thank the staff of The Place at Tanque Verde, Sabino Canyon Rehabilitation, and Catalina Care Center for their care and support during June's illness. Graveside services will be held in Tucson at All Faiths Memorial Park, Desert Vista Cemetery, 200 p.m., Friday, December 16th, with viewing from 1230 - 130 p.m. at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway. In lieu of flowers, the family urges donations to your local Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 13423, Tucson, AZ 85732.
 

 

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - September 22, 2005

Ruth Barker Barnes

Mrs. Barnes, 89, of Matthews, died Tuesday, September 20, 2005. She was born on August 19, 1916 in Falmouth, KY to the late Albert H. Barker and Sue Moreton Barker. Mrs. Barnes had been a resident of Charlotte since 1951 and was a member of Matthews United Methodist Church. After the death of her husband of 36 years, Jamie Barnes, Mrs. Barnes entered Queens College where she graduated in 1981 with a double major. At that time, she was the oldest college graduate in North Carolina. A legal secretary, Mrs. Barnes was very active in a number of charitable organizations. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Barnes was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Petry.

Mrs. Barnes is survived by a son, Jay Barnes and a grandson, Alex Barnes.

A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Blackstone, VA at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Wing at Plantation Estates, 733 Plantation Estates Drive, Matthews, NC 28105.

Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Barnes. 
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - April 21, 2005

Jewell W. Browning, 92, formerly of Richmond, Ind., passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, April 20, 2005, following a special day with her family and friends at the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, Ohio.

Born Aug. 7, 1912, in Falmouth, Ky., to the late James F. and Cora Lee (Wyatt) Wright, she married Everett T. Browning on March 8, 1936, in Falmouth, and he preceded her in death in 1959.

Survivors include a daughter, Berneda "Bea" Hiatt, Fostoria; a son, Rickey Allen Browning, Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, Ohio; three grandchildren, Anette (Jim) Blake, Fostoria, Tony (Nancy) Hiatt, Van Buren, and Tom (Dayna) Hiatt, Pittsburgh, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica and Joey Blake, Tyler, Collin, Mackenzie, Tess, Emma and Wade Hiatt; and many loving friends.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria, concluded with a service to celebrate Jewell's life at 7 p.m. Chaplain Jim Sampson will preside. Graveside services and interment will be 2 p.m. Friday at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, Ky.

Memorials are suggested to the Luther Home of Mercy, Williston, Ohio, or to the Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
 

 

Fort Morgan Times (CO) - March 16, 2005

Martha Alice Colvin, 94, of Greeley died Monday at her home in Greeley.

Mrs. Colvin was born Dec. 2, 1910, in Denver to Ollie W. and Mary Elizabeth (Colvin) Langley of Falmouth, Ky. She married Gideon Colvin on Aug. 1, 1947, in Syracuse, N.Y. She was raised in the Weldon Valley, living in Orchard, Goodrich and Weldona. She attended grade schools in Orchard and Goodrich, and Weldona High School.

She enjoyed her family, Bible studies and Christian music. She enjoyed gardening, handwork and her piano as long as her physical condition permitted. She especially enjoyed listening to her son, John, play his guitar.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Mayfield of Greeley; three sons, Devarue "Dee" Colvin of El Paso, Texas, Robert "Bob" Colvin of San Diego, Calif., and John Colvin of Greeley; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren and four step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Colvin; two brothers, Charles Langley and Lewis Langley; a grandson and a great-grandson.

Visitation was to be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel in Greeley.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel. Interment will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - August 25, 2004

BROOKVILLE, Ind. - Melvin Keith Moreland, 74 of Cedar Grove, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004.

Born Aug. 19, 1930, in Falmouth, Ky., to John and Daisy Moore Moreland, the Korean War Army veteran retired as a mechanic/machinist for Kroger's.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Rita Beckett and Denise Tackett; stepdaughter, Anita Roberts; stepson, Tracy Roberts; sisters, Judy McGee, Joyce Stewart and Jane Beadle; and brother, Raymond Moreland.

Service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, Brookville, with visitation 4-8 p.m. today.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Shriner's Burn Institute.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - August 18, 2004

HOOVER, LOUISE ELIZABETH DAY, 83, of Tierra Verde, died Monday (Aug. 16, 2004) at Kindred Hospital Bay Area - St. Petersburg. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Tierra Verde in 1984 from Corbin, Ky., where she owned and operated a Pepsi Cola Co. distributor for 66 years. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution, both in Corbin. Survivors include two sons, Bill Hoover, Corbin; and Vin Hoover, Tampa; two daughters, Mary Walker, Corbin, and Diana Hoover Gabay, Tierra Verde; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg, Treasure Island.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - July 21, 2004

ELLIOTT, TINA R., 48, of Hudson, died Sunday (July 18, 2004) at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in New Port Richey. She was born in Campbell County, Ky., and came here 18 years ago from Falmouth, Ky. She was a medical transcriptionist for Morton Plant Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Gary, and two daughters, Kristen and Michelle, all of Hudson; her mother, Louise Lucius, Falmouth; and a grandchild.
Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
 

 

Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) - July 14, 2004

Frank Allen Jr. Former Oxford first selectman

FALMOUTH, Ky. — Frank Allen Jr., 75, known as "Les" to his family and friends, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, July 12, at St. Elizabeth North Hospital. He was the husband of June Allen.

Mr. Allen was born June 4, 1929, son of the late Frank Allen Sr. and Olive (Christian) Allen. He was a mechanical engineer for Uniroyal in Naugatuck, and was involved in the Boy Scouts and Little League baseball in Oxford. He was a former First Selectman of Oxford.

Besides his wife of 53 years, he leaves two sons, Dwight Allen of Falmouth, Ky. and Gordon Allen of Milford, Kan.; a daughter, Kim White of Foster, Ky.; two sisters, Jessie Fleming of Falmouth, Ky., and Beverly Lineweber of Roxbury; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements: Funeral 4 p.m. Saturday at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth, Ky. Calling hours 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Contributions: American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231.
 

 

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - July 9, 2004
         Mecklenburg NC 

Janet Lou Elliott Abbott

Mrs. Abbott, 64, of Charlotte, died peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, July 7, 2004. She was born on November 15, 1939 in Falmouth, KY, and was the daughter of Etnae Jenkins and the late Leon Elliott. She had been married to her husband, Doug Abbott, for 39 years, celebrating their anniversary on June 15, 2004.

Mrs. Abbott was baptized July 6, 1985 in Greensboro, NC and was an active publisher of the good news and served in the Oakdale Congregation. Janet was a stranger to no one and was a people person with a great sense of humor.

Survivors, in addition to her mother and husband, include son, Dwight Beagle and his wife, Cindy, of Supply, NC; daughters, Gaye Locklear and her husband, Gerald, of Maxton, NC, Melody Hansen and her husband, Keith, of Laurinburg, NC, Kandy Taylor of Laurinburg, NC, and Angelia Galligan of Laurinburg, NC; sisters, Shirley Emmert of Maineville, OH, and Peggy Stacy and her husband, Lee, of Covington, KY; brothers, Charles Elliott and his wife, Donna, of Falmouth, KY, and Gary Elliott and his wife, Tina, of Hudson, FL; grandchildren, Eric and Joey Beagle, Connie and Dennie Locklear, Tiffany Hansen, Buddy, Barbara and Liz Taylor, Crystal and Christopher Calligan; three great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a large spiritual family too large to name individually.

Memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, July 10, 2004 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1100 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC with Elder Perry Luckey officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Kingdom Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Arrangements by McEwen Funeral and Cremation Services, Charlotte Chapel.
 

 

Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 1, 2004

Lois C. Quindel, 56, of Elgin died of a heart attack Tuesday, April 27, in Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she graduated from Falmouth High School and, in 1966, married her husband, Gary. The couple moved from Falmouth to Chicago in 1974. Mrs. Quindel was a lab technician at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. "She worked hard for everything she accomplished and gave off a lot of energy," said her son, Mark Brey. In addition to her son, Mrs. Quindel is survived by her husband, Gary; her mother, Marjorie McNees; a sister, Connie Peed; and two brothers, Steve and Rick McNees. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.
 

 

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - April 27, 2004

EAST PEORIA - Ralph "Blondy" Yelton, 82, of Bonifay, Fla., formerly of East Peoria, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, in Panama City, Fla.

Born Dec. 1, 1921, in Falmouth, Ky., to Arthur H. and Millie E. Carter Yelton, he married Dorothy M. Dishno on Jan. 17, 1942, in Highwood. She died Sept. 1, 2002, in Peoria.

He also was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are one son, Joseph (and Diann) of East Peoria; one daughter, Penny (and Ron) Oetzel of Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers, Paul (and Delores) of Walkerton, Ind., and Stanley of Cynthiana, Ky.; four sisters, Mildred (and Mac) McKinley and Lucille Yelton, both of Falmouth, Lenore (and John) Justice of LaPorte, Ind., and Margaret (and Jules) Dorman of Luna Pier, Mich.; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

He was an electrician, working out of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers until retiring in 1982.

He was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Esto, Fla.

Cremation has been accorded. There will be no services or visitation. Remmert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Children's Home of Illinois in Peoria.
 

 

Indianapolis Star, The (IN) - April 20, 2004

Ruth J. Shields Dobson, 84, of Indianapolis, passed away April 19, 2004 at her home. Ruth was born on August 15, 1919 in Falmouth, KY to Sarah E. (Flynn) and William T. Shields. She moved to Indianapolis after marring George M. Dobson. She was a homemaker. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Feeney - Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. Burial will be at Forrest Lawn Cemetery. Calling will be Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Feeney-Hornak Shadeland Mortuary. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George Dobson. She is survived by her children: George (Mike), Clarence (Bill) Dobson, Judy Anderson, Sharon Early-Hirt and Jamie Nicley; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Effie Mavis, Elizabeth Powell; brothers, John and William Shields; grandchildren, Traci Anderson, Theresa Dobson and Eric Early. Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Cancer Research Foundation.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - December 15, 2003

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. - Helen M. Showalter, 93, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Heritage House of Connersville.

Born Aug. 24, 1910, in Falmouth, Ky., to Charles and Bessie Perkins Owens, she retired as press operator at Stant Manufacturing and was co-pilot on the Fayette County senior citizen bus.

Survivors include her children, Donald Showalter, Nancy Clark and Jeanie Selke.

Her husband, Russell, died Jan. 29, 1989.

Service: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and before Wednesday's service.

Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
 

 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - October 24, 2003

FORT WORTH -- Marjorie Clark Shields, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at her residence.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at Leonard Memorial Chapel, First United Methodist Church. A memorial service will also be held in her hometown of Falmouth, Ky., at a date to be announced.

Marjorie Shields was born June 13, 1927, in Falmouth, Ky., to Leslie Clark and Louis Elizabeth Houston Shields.

Marge attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the University of Kentucky. She moved west to start a career in Fort Worth in the early 1950s. Her 50-year career included quality time with Convair, General Dynamics and the Federal Aviation Administration, from which she retired in 2001.

Survivors: Nieces and nephews, Marvin T. Tabor Jr. of Big Canoe, Ga., James Houston Tabor, Elizabeth Dee Tabor, Sue Lynn Warren of Tulsa, Okla., and Rhoda Kay Eastes of Austin; 11 great-nieces and nephews; four great-great-nieces and nephews; and many, many friends who were all blessed by her life.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - August 25, 2003

George Edward McGinnis, age 73, of Eaton, Ohio, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Hospice of Dayton.

Born Feb. 24, 1930, in Falmouth, Ky., to the late Eddie and Laura L. (Morton) McGinnis. Mr. McGinnis served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53 during the Korean Conflict. He retired on Dec. 1, 2000, after 13 years as a mechanic from ODOT in Preble County and was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Ronnie McGinnis, and sister, Reatha McGinnis.

Survived by loving wife, Kathy I. (Frazee) McGinnis, whom he married April 3, 1981 children, Chad McGinnis, Wendell McGinnis, Anthony McGinnis, all of Eaton, Crystal Hurston and husband Randy of Oxford, Ohio, and Manetra Kemp and husband Dennis of Eaton four grandchildren one great-grandchild brothers, Charles McGinnis of Dayton and Gene McGinnis of Eaton sisters, Edna Lewis of Crestview, Fla., Vernice Turner of Oxford, Cora Crowe of Boston, Mass., Ruth Revere of Dayton and Norma Smitherman of Dayton numerous nieces, nephews other family and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. (Ohio time) Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at the Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens, 3377 U.S. Route 35, West Alexandria, Ohio. Pastor Wayne Morrison presiding. Friends may call on the family from 4-7 p.m. (Ohio time) Tuesday at the funeral home.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Eaton First Presbyterian Church, the Eaton Emergency Squad or Hospice of Dayton.

Graveside military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard. Interment Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery, West Alexandria.
 

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - August 21, 2003

JACK BROWN VETERAN OF THREE WARS, EX-O'FALLON ALDERMAN

Jack Brown, a veteran of three wars and a former alderman in O'Fallon, died of cancer Friday (Aug. 15, 2003) at his home in O'Fallon. He was 76.

Mr. Brown was born in McKenneysburg, Ky., to Thomas and Elizabeth Brown. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Mr. Brown spent more than 25 years to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II, Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired in 1972 as a master sergeant.

In retirement, Mr. Brown owned a small appliance repair shop but had to stop because of his illness.

In 1977, Mr. Brown was elected Ward 1 alderman in O'Fallon. He served for two years. He also served on the board of the Children's Home in Mount Vernon.

Mr. Brown was a member of the American Legion, Air Force Sergeants Association, VFW, AARP, and First United Methodist Church in O'Fallon, where he organized the first United Methodist Men of Vietnam.

Mr. Brown volunteered for many organizations, including the Big Brothers/Big Sisters and area Scout troops.

Among survivors are his wife, Dorothy Pigg Brown; a daughter, Vicki Jung of O'Fallon; a brother, Carl Brown of Smiths, Ala.; a sister, Hallie Price of Falmouth, Ky.; and two grandsons.

A memorial service was Monday at O'Fallon First United Methodist Church. His body was donated to St. Louis University.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to O'Fallon United Methodist Church, 206 West Adams Street, O'Fallon, Ill., 62269; Eagle House Ministries, PO Box 97, Buncombe, Ill., 62912; or a charity of donor's choice.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - August 19, 2003

Barbara C. Scott, 53, of Richmond, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.

Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Falmouth, Ky., to Isaac and Edith Traylor Knox, she formerly worked at the Levi Factory in Florence, Ky.

Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte Aniaz, Tracy Floyd, Erin Yerkey brothers, William, Richard, Ronald, Donald, Ike, Wayne Knox sisters, Lucille Melton, Mellie Justice, Sue Gillespie, Shirley Wilson, Alma Carroll, Esther Napier, Rebecca Tonesmeyer, Jane Greenwell.

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - August 19, 2003

Barbara C. Scott, 53, of Richmond, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003.

Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Falmouth, Ky., to Isaac and Edith Traylor Knox, she formerly worked at the Levi Factory in Florence, Ky.

Survivors include her daughters, Charlotte Aniaz, Tracy Floyd, Erin Yerkey brothers, William, Richard, Ronald, Donald, Ike, Wayne Knox sisters, Lucille Melton, Mellie Justice, Sue Gillespie, Shirley Wilson, Alma Carroll, Esther Napier, Rebecca Tonesmeyer, Jane Greenwell.

Service: 11 a.m. Thursday at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation 10-11 a.m. Thursday.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - July 4, 2003
         CONNERSVILLE, Ind.

Verner O. Thomas, 83, of Connersville, Ind., died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at Heritage House of Connersville.

Born March 4, 1920, in Falmouth, Ky., to Pete and Rosalie Coleman Thomas, the World War II Army veteran retired from Visteon after 34 years.

Survivors include his son, Harold Wayne Thomas, and sister, Catherine Hammond.

His wife, Jessie Hammond Thomas, is deceased.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, 513 W. Eighth St., Connersville, with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.
 

 

Marion Star, The (OH) - June 30, 2003

         NEW BLOOMINGTON

Larry Lee Landes, 58, of New Bloomington, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, June 28, 2003, in the emergency room at Marion General Hospital.

He was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Falmouth, Ky., to Charles and Christine (Thornberry) Landes.

He was a fork lift operator for Cypris Technology (formerly Eaton Axel and Dana), 20 year New Bloomington resident, and member of the Delaware Eagles No. 376.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Princess (Burns) Landes son, James Landes of Green Camp two daughters, Billie Jo Smith of Green Camp and Bobbie Jo (George) Wheeler of Centerburg four stepchildren five grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren sister, Phyllis (Gary) Skinner of Cardington and brother, Gerald Landes of Coolsville.

Friends may call at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware, on Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the New Bloomington Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Riker officiating.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
 

 

Kerrville Daily Times (TX) - June 16, 2003

         KERRVILLE

Carrie Rachel Rogers, age 84, of Kerrville died at her home Wednesday, June 11, 2003. She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Falmouth, Ky., and was one of 11 children born to Walker Arnold and Carrie Jane McNay Arnold. She moved to Kerrville from Florida 11 years ago. She was a fine Christian lady and a wonderful mother who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Carrie is survived by a daughter, Carole Colenbaugh and her husband, Robert, of Kerrville; two granddaughters, Kim Andre of Kerrville and Kelly Hackel of St. Louis, Mo.; and two great-grandsons. She will also be missed by Linda Haslberger, a dear friend who has shown her much love over the last few years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas H. Rogers.

A private family service will be held before Mrs. Rogers is taken back to Kentucky for entombment next to her husband at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice of Kerrville or the Alzheimer's Assn., 320 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028.
 

 

Indianapolis Star, The (IN) - February 17, 2003

Paul E. Marquette, 76, Virginia Beach, VA., passed away Fri., Feb. 14, 2003, in the V. A. Hospital Hampton, VA. Mr. Marquette was born in Falmouth, KY. and was the son of the late Randall Marquette and Rosa Galloway. He served in the Unites States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was a member of the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Barber Shop singing S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. Survivors include his wife Barbara E. Marquette daughters Mary V. Dunham of Indianapolis, Nanette E. Marquette-Wicklund and her husband Mark of Stafford, VA. sons, David P. Marquette and his wife Barbara of Virginia Beach, VA., Kent R. Marquette of Indianapolis sister Nelle M. Kirby and her husband Bill of Florence, KY. brothers Ralph L. Marquette and his wife Connie of Punta Gorda, FL., Rex E. Marquette and his wife Alta of Ocala, FL. Also surviving are his grandchildren Jason Dunham, Michelle R. Wise and her husband Clay, James P. Marquette and his wife Amy, David Marquette, Joseph D. Marquette, Daniel P. Wicklund, Luke A. Marquette and three great-grandchildren Destiny Dunham, Cherish Dunham and Spencer Wise. A memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m., Thu., at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church by Reverend James Tounge. Burial willl take place at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church or ones charity of choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel is handling arrangements.
 

 

Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - February 16, 2003


          VIRGINIA BEACH

Paul E. Marquette 76, of the 2400 block of Hay Bale Lane, passed away Feb. 14, 2003, in the VA Hospital, Hampton.

Mr. Marquette was born in Falmouth, Ky., and was the son of the late Randall Marquette and Rosa Galloway.

He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, and was very active in the Barber Shop Singing S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara E. Marquette; daughters, Mary V. Dunham of Indianapolis, Ind., Nanette E. Marquette-Wicklund and her husband, Mark, of Stafford, Va.; sons, David P. Marquette and his wife, Barbara, of Virginia Beach, Kent R. Marquette of Indianapolis; sister, Nelle M. Kirby and her husband, Bill, of Florence, Ky.; brothers, Ralph L. Marquette and his wife, Connie, of Punta Gorda, Fla., Rex E. and his wife, Alta, of Ocala, Fla.; his grandchildren, Jason Dunham, Michelle R. Wise and her husband, Clay, James P. Marquette and his wife, Amy, David Marquette, Joseph D. Marquette, Daniel P. Wicklund, Luke A. Marquette; and three great-grandchildren, Destiny Dunham, Cherish Dunham and Spencer Wise.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church by the Rev. James Tounge. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Virginia Beach United Methodist Church or one's charity of choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel, is handling arrangements.
 

 

Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN) - November 27, 2002

Loyd G. Gardiner, age 78, who resided at 9295 State Road 121 N., New Paris, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Falmouth, Ky., to Harry D. and Jenny Kirby Gardiner and had lived in Preble County for most of his life.

Loyd was a farmer and was formerly employed at Divco Wayne and International Harvester. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Survivors include his wife, Veda Lathrop Gardiner, to whom he was married Sept. 24, 1949 three sons, Edward Gardiner, South Daytona, Fla., Arthur Gardiner, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Steven Gardiner, Richmond, Ind. four daughters, Suzanne Wood and Linda Lawson, both of Richmond, Ind., Phyllis Day, South Daytona, Fla., and Georgina Hinkle, New Paris, Ohio 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren two sisters, Anna Pence, New Paris, Ohio, and Viola Maxel, Greenville, Ohio (formerly of Eldorado, Ohio) and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, his mother and a sister, Blanche Evans.

Services for Loyd G. Gardiner were scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road W., Richmond, Ind., with Thomas Wood officiating. Burial will be in Spring Lawn Cemetery, New Paris, Ohio. Calling was 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

 

Courier, The (Findlay, OH) - June 17, 2002

Funeral services for Buford B. R. Daugherty, 84, of rural Findlay, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Knollcrest Gardens Chapel, east of Findlay, the Rev. Dwight E. Norris officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, with military rites by Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held an hour before services Tuesday at the chapel.

Mr. Daugherty died at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Falmouth, Ky. to Cash and Nina (Wayland) Daugherty. He married Flora Young on Jan. 3, 1974, and she survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Barbara) Earley and Merle Ann Moore, both of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Maria Coppes, Defiance; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Al of Findlay; and a sister, Colletta Foor, Blanchester.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard.

Mr. Daugherty was a retired truck driver.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Memorials may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, 415 College St.

Arrangements are by Coldren-Crates Funeral Home.
 

 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - May 17, 2002

         FORT WORTH 

Anna Belle York Baither, 87, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at a local nursing home.

Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Ind. The Rev. Shan Rutherford will officiate. Visitation: noon to 2 p.m. Friday at Wilson-St. Pierre Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ind.

Memorials: ARC of Texas for the mentally disabled, 2456 Jacksboro Highway, Fort Worth, Texas 76114.

Anna Belle York Baither was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Falmouth, Ky. Her parents were Asa Clark York and Addie Blassingame York. She married Maynard Baither in Brookville, Ind.

She was employed by the Texas Association for Retarded Citizens as a store manager for eight years. She had previously worked for Ransburg Corp. of Indianapolis as a secretary and had been a secretary at Greenwood Christian Church. She was a member of Greenwood Christian Church and Brookville First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister.

Survivors: Sons, Jim Baither of Arlington and Richard "Dick" Baither of Fort Worth; and two grandchildren.

Wilson-St. Pierre Funeral Home
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - March 27, 2002

CAROL FRANCES JACKSON, 63, North Shell Road, DeLand, died Monday, March 25. Mrs. Jackson was owner and operator of ABCO Van Lines Inc., Port Orange. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to DeLand in 2001 from Daytona Beach. She was a member of First Christian Church of DeLand. Survivors: husband, Forrest; sons, Doug, Daytona Beach, David, Lebanon, Ohio, Andrew, Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Mary Anne Pennington, Atlanta, Marsha, San Diego; sister, Doris Jean Light, Fort Thomas, Ky., brother, Bob Johnting, Irvington, N.Y.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand.
 

 


Modesto Bee, The (CA) - January 31, 2002

         Sept. 27, 1922 - Jan. 28, 2002

J. Hall Sharon, 79, of Sonora died Monday at Tuolumne General Hospital.

Mr. Sharon was a native of Falmouth, Ky. He lived in Sonora 22 years. He was a machinist and had worked at Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. from 1947-53, and Hughes Aircraft in Culver City from 1953-60. He owned Sharon Rifle Barrel Co. in Kalispell, Mont., from 1960-70. He was a nationally known gunsmith and barrel maker. He manufactured a black powder rifle marked as Sharon Hawken Kit, which was used at black powder shoots nationwide. His barrels were well-known in the United States and 25 percent went to foreign countries, including one rifle to the king and queen of England. In 1981, a Pennsylvania-style traditional flintlock with a Sharon Barrel was presented to President Ronald Reagan.

He was a member of Sierra Bible Church and Promise Keepers. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Sharon of Sonora; and children, Dennis Sharon of Mi-Wuk Village and Steven Sharon of Sonora.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mountain Shadow Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel.
 

 

Anchorage Daily News (AK) - July 31, 2001

Anchorage Resident ANDREW J. BATH a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10252, died July 28, 2001, at home. He was 73.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. today at VFW Post 10252, 3105 Mountain View Drive.

Mr. Bath was born March 24, 1928, in Falmouth, Ky.

He and his wife, Betty, moved to Alaska in 1957.

His family wrote, "Andy loved the outdoors life, especially fishing."

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Bath; brother, Hallie Bath; and sister, Alma Bath; children and their spouses, Michael and Wilma Bath, James and Kathy Bath, Beverly and Brian Atkinson, Darlene and Scott Ames, and Ron McKay; lifelong friends, Don and Carol McGuffin, Miner Jones and family, Walt Nelson and family, Don Laughlin, Lee Weber, Edna Bennett and family, Doug and Rachel Minton, Trinidad Whitman, Scott Elmer, Lynn Stinger, Bruce Elkins and family, and Dr. Fu.

His family added that he was loved and will be missed by all of his friends.

Mr. Bath's last wish was that his ashes be scattered over his favorite fishing hole in Homer. 

Condolences and flowers may be sent to the VFW Post 10252, 3105 Mountain View Dr., Anchorage 99501.

Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - March 24, 2001

Gladys Obery 99, Chestnut, died 2:50 a.m. Friday (March 23, 2001)in Crestview Nursing Center, Clinton.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Chestnut United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. James O. Mahaffey officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will be in Laenna Cemetery, Chestnut. Memorials: United Methodist Church of Chestnut or Crestview Nursing Center.

Gladys was born July 8, 1901, in Falmouth Ky., the daughter of John Cornelius and Lettia Blasengame. She was raised by John and Belle Smith due to the death of her mother at age 3. She was a member of Chestnut United Methodist Church. She was a life member of the church, past president of Methodist Women, past worthy matron of Eastern Star, Past president of Chestnut Beason American Legion (later Mount Pulaski Legion). She was a charter member of White Shrine 100, past member of National League of American Penwomen, former chairperson of Chestnut Centennial, life member of Dr. John Warner Hospital Auxiliary. She painted murals for banks, churches and business for years as well as oil and acrylic of home for friends. She donated a painting to Hospital Auxilary for 19 years for the Apple & Pork Festival in Clinton. She and her husband ran a store and restaurant for over 20 years in Chestnut. She wrote for the Mount Pulaski Times "Hello There" for over 20 years. She married Arles Marshall in 1921, she then married Leonard J. Obery in 1941, he passed away in 1982.

Surviving are her daughters, Virginia M. Sniff of Chestnut; M. June Hein of Clinton; son, Leonard J. Obery Jr. (Dana) of Fort Meyers, Fla.; grandchildren, D. David Sniff (Claire) of Lincoln; Bruce Sniff (Carol) of Mount Olive; Cathy Stoops (Gary) of Deer Creek; Ann McCafferty (Michael) of Seattle, Wash.; John Linn Obery (Melody) of Euclid, Ohio; Jill Dodd (James Wm) of Santa Monica, Calif.; Michael J. Hein (Carol) of Marietta, Ga.; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.

She was a lovable and active person who loved family and friends and will be missed by all.
 

 

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - February 25, 2001

RUBY RAYNOR
April 8, 1917-Feb. 19, 2001

Ruby Raynor, 83, of Lakeside died Monday. She was born in Falmouth, Ky. Ms. Raynor was a homemaker.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today Lakeside-Santee Funeral Chapel, 9840 Maine Ave., Lakeside.

Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 13208 Lakeshore Drive, Lakeside.
 

 

San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - February 20, 2001

WILBUR 'BILL' WILSON
Oct. 15, 1912-Feb. 17, 2001

Wilbur "Bill" Wilson, 88, of San Diego died Saturday. He was born in Falmouth, Ky. Mr. Wilson owned a furniture store and was active in folk-dancing groups. He served in the Navy.

Survivors include his daughter, Traile Wilson Forget; sister, Lillian Schafield; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. tomorrow, Cypress View Mausoleum, 3953 Imperial Ave., San Diego.

Donations: American Parkinson's Disease Foundation.
 

 

Parsons Sun (KS) - May 16, 2000

CEDAR HILL, Mo. - Ethel Peoples Collins, 92, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Cedar Hill Care Center in Cedar Hill, Mo.

She was born Aug. 17, 1907, in Falmouth, Ky., to Alvin and Katherine Miles. At an early age her family moved to Kansas. She married Tim Peoples in September 1924 in Parsons. He preceded her in death in May 1961.

They farmed at various locations around the Parsons and Chetopa area before moving to the Twin Bridges community in Oklahoma, where she live until 1966, when she married W. D. Collins and moved to Bunker Hill, Mo. Mr. Collins died in May 1976.

Mrs. Collins continued to live on the farm until she was unable to drive. She then moved to Cherryvale to be near her daughter. In 1995, she moved to Independence with her daughter, then to her son's in Texas. She later moved to her granddaughter's home in Eureka, Mo.

At Twin Bridges she was a member of the Home Extension Club, the Quilting Club and was a Sunday School teacher at the community church. At Bunker Hill she played piano for the Sunday school and was a Sunday school teacher. In Cherryvale, she helped with the construction of the First Southern Baptist Church and tutored children.

She is survived by two sons, Hal Peoples of Grand Saline, Texas, and George Peoples of Delaware, Okla.; a daughter, Dorothy Hett of Independence; a sister, Lucy Summer of Noel, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lewis Peoples.

The service was Saturday at the Bunker Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Haynes, pastor of the Vinita First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Ball Cemetery in Childers, Okla.

Memorials may be made to the Riverside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 354, Independence, Kan. 67301.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - January 10, 2000

LONAKER, EVERETT NICHOLS, 76, of Clearwater, died Saturday (Jan. 8, 2000) at home under the care of Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He was born in Falmouth, Ky., and came here in 1984 from Cincinnati. He worked as a sheet-metal worker for a heating and air conditioning company and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oakley Baptist Church, Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Bessie; a son, Gary, and a daughter, Linda Sue Lonaker, both of Cincinnati; andfive sisters, Audrey Jean Bishop, Mae Fields and Hallie Lonaker, all of Falmouth, Carrie Stamper of South Irvine, Ky., and Nancy Lee Courtley of Indiana. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - September 1, 1999

LEA, JAMES WILSON, 52, of Homosassa, died Tuesday (Aug. 31, 1999) at Cypress Cove Care Center. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he came here 15 years ago from Sunman, Ind. He was employed in the construction industry. Survivors include his wife, Sheila; two sons, James R., Crystal River, and Richard W., Hernando; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Lea, Ohio; a brother, Larry, Ohio; two sisters, Kathy Marie Lea and Nancy Jo Moore, both of Ohio; and six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
 

 

Washington Post, The (DC) - December 13, 1998

Ann G. Haas - Volunteer
Ann G. Haas, 88, a volunteer in the White House office of correspondence and past board member of the Organization of American States' Latin American Museum, died of pneumonia Dec. 10 at George Washington University Hospital. She lived in the District.

Mrs. Haas, who was born in Falmouth, Ky., graduated from the University of Michigan. A World War II-era American Red Cross volunteer, she lived in Kansas City, Mo., and then in Mexico for 23 years before coming to Washington in 1982.

Her husband, Emil Haas Jr., died in 1956.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra H. Berler of Chevy Chase and Emily Ann Davidson of New York City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
 

 

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - August 1, 1998

WEBB DEDICATED LIFE TO HIS SON'S LAW CAREER

A few years after Hubert Lee Webb's son became a quadriplegic, he left his pastorate at a church in St. Cloud to help his son further his education.

''He gave up his entire career so I could have a career,'' said Charles W. Webb.

Hubert Webb helped his son complete college and law school, and then helped him establish a law firm in Sarasota.

Hubert Webb died Thursday in Sarasota. He was 84.

He was born May 21, 1914, in Falmouth, Ky. After he received a fine arts degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky, he earned a degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

In the 1940s, Webb became a pastor of a Baptist church in St. Cloud, where he and his wife, Margaret, raised their family of two girls and a boy.

His son became an excellent athlete and top student as a high school sophomore. On Aug. 7, 1958, his son was in car accident that left him with a broken neck.

Charles Webb said his father stayed with him in the hospital night and day for the first three months. Then, for the next six months, his father would take care of his church business and then take his son to therapy.

By his senior year, the younger Webb was able to return to school. He graduated near the top of his class.

It was then that Hubert Webb made his life-changing decision - he decided to give up his 17-year pastorate to help his son through college.

The family moved to Sarasota in 1962. Margaret Webb became the family's main wage earner as a teacher at Brentwood Elementary.

Charles Webb went to school at Manatee Junior College. While his son was in class, Hubert Webb taught English in addition to caring for his son.

The father and son team went on to the University of South Florida in Tampa, where they rented a trailer. Hubert Webb took his son to classes and was there to pick him up when they were over. He sometimes went to class with him.

He did the same when his son went on to Stetson University of Law. Hubert Webb worked for the dean there and became a part of school life.

''He was just as much a part of law school life as I was,'' Charles Webb said.

When Charles Webb got his first job at a Sarasota law firm, Hubert Webb used his law school experience to take up clerical work there, too. When Charles Webb and his partners set up Boylston, Johnson, Harnden and Webb, his father went with them.

And when the Law Offices of Charles W. Webb were set up in 1971, Hubert Webb not only became legal secretary and office manager - he was a fixture at the firm.

''He just knew so many of the clients,'' Charles Webb said. ''If they came in, they'd have to go find him.''

Meanwhile, Hubert Webb served as an interim minister at Osprey, North Lockwood Ridge and Englewood Baptist churches.

In addition to his wife and son, survivors include two daughters, Eunice W. Love of Virginia Beach, Va., and Lois E. of Lakeland; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home. The service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Manasota Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1661 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 11, 1998

MORRIS EDWARD FLORER, 77, of Dade City died Saturday at East Pasco Medical Center. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to the area in 1945. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs and an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by six sons, Carl of Tribly, Morris Jr. of Wimauma, Keith of Thonotosassa, Earl of Crystal Springs, Anthony of Dade City and Donald of Lakeland; three brothers, Claude and Bobby of Falmouth and Carol of Winter Haven; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.
 

 

Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - March 7, 1998

Services for Ruth Cleveland Brown, 94, will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church in Riverside. She died Sunday from complications of old age at her Riverside home.

Burial will be in Woodhead Memorial Park in Falmouth, Ky.

Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Brown, who was born in Falmouth, lived in Riverside 30 years. She worked for the Santa Monica Unified School District for 30 years before she retired in 1965.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., in 1930 and a master's degree in education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1932. She also attended Cumberland College in Kentucky.

Mrs. Brown was a member of Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church.

She belonged to the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Professional Women's Association in Santa Monica.

Mrs. Brown is survived by three stepdaughters, Adelaide Martz of Livermore, Frances Sayre of Medford, Ore., and Kitty Bell Baker of Covina; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church.
 

 

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - January 5, 1998

Virginia Rindfleisch, 87, Sarasota, died Jan. 2, 1998.

She was born Feb. 8, 1910, in Falmouth, Ky., and came to Sarasota 37 years ago from Cincinnati. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Clifford; a sister, Betty Jones of Cincinnati; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

No services are planned. Inurnment will be at sea. National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1748 Independence Blvd., No. C-1, Sarasota, FL 34234.
 

 

Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - November 14, 1997

Services for Dorothy Marie Ashton, formerly of Fontana, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Montecito Mortuary in Loma Linda. She died Sunday at her Oceanside home. The cause of death is unknown, pending a doctor's report. She was 62.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Burial will be in Montecito Memorial Park in Colton.

Mrs. Ashton, who was born in Falmouth, Ky., lived in Fontana for 35 years before moving to Oceanside. She worked in retail sales at J.C. Penney in Carlsbad for the past 12 years.

Mrs. Ashton is survived by her husband, Anthony Riville; two sons Thomas and Brian, both of Riverside; a daughter, Teresa of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren; her mother, Bertha Wallace of Falmouth; and two sisters, Sue Clayton of Falmouth and Jeanine Cox of Butler, Ky.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Women's Resource Center, 1963 Apple St., Oceanside, 92054.
 

 

Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - November 14, 1997

Services for Dorothy Marie Ashton, formerly of Fontana, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Montecito Mortuary in Loma Linda. She died Sunday at her Oceanside home. The cause of death is unknown, pending a doctor's report. She was 62.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Burial will be in Montecito Memorial Park in Colton.

Mrs. Ashton, who was born in Falmouth, Ky., lived in Fontana for 35 years before moving to Oceanside. She worked in retail sales at J.C. Penney in Carlsbad for the past 12 years.

Mrs. Ashton is survived by her husband, Anthony Riville; two sons Thomas and Brian, both of Riverside; a daughter, Teresa of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren; her mother, Bertha Wallace of Falmouth; and two sisters, Sue Clayton of Falmouth and Jeanine Cox of Butler, Ky.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Women's Resource Center, 1963 Apple St., Oceanside, 92054.
 

 

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - September 17, 1997

ARLINGTON - Suzanne M. Thompson Stodghill, 96, a retired registered nurse, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Thursday at Assumption Catholic Church in O'Fallon, Mo. Burial: Valhalla Cemetery in Pagedale, Mo. Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Baue Funeral Home.

Memorials: Community Hospice of Texas, 1000 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

Suzanne M. Thompson Stodghill was born Aug. 8, 1901, in Falmouth, Ky. She was a former member of Assumption Catholic Church in O'Fallon, Mo., and served as a Red Cross volunteer in World War II.

She was one of the organizers of O'Fallon Senior Citizens Center. She was a nurse for many years in hospitals and doctors' offices and in private duty.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Carol S. Stodghill of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Nichole Sikinger and her husband, Roland, of Houston and Penny Seaton and her husband, Ben, of Sullivan, Mo.; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
 

 

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - May 6, 1997

ASHEBORO - Miss Mary Jo Chipman of Asheboro, died at Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, on Monday, May 5, 1997.

A memorial service will be held in Falmouth, Kentucky, at a later date.

Miss Chipman was born in Falmouth, Ky., the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferd T. Chipman. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky, and remained an ardent basketball fan. She was employed as director of volunteers at Bethesda Hospital and Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was director of personnel and volunteer director at Wooster Community Hospital in Wooster, Ohio. She was a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church in Kentucky, and of the Colonel Andrew Balfour Chapte r, Daughters of the American Revolution in Asheboro.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy C. 'Chip' Potter of Asheboro; her brother, F. T. Chipman Jr. of Falmouth, Ky.; three nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert B. Chipman of Lexington, Ky.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Asheboro Public Library, 201 Worth St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203; or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Pugh Funeral Home of Asheboro, and Peoples Funeral Home of Falmouth, Ky., are serving the family.
 

 

Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - March 21, 1997

Virginia James Williams, 68, of the 1700 block of Hancock Avenue, died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at her residence.

Born in Falmouth, Ky., Ms. Williams was a former resident of Washington, D.C., and was the Senior Advisor at Georgetown University Child Development Center. She graduated from New Paltz State Teachers College, New Paltz, N.Y., in 1950 with a B.S. Degree in Education, and then went on to graduate from the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, in 1974 with a Masters Degree in Childhood Education. Ms. Williams had many accomplishments during her life including; receiving a grant from Hasbro Toys to establish ''Knock on Every Door,'' which provides opportunities for homeless mothers and children, was awarded a grant of national significance offering educational interventions for court involved youths, opened the first primary school for children with mental retardation in southeast Washington, D.C., and implemented the first interdisciplinary diagnostic program for youth involved in the District's juvenile system. She served as Vice Chair for President Clinton's Committee on Mental Retardation and was a member of numerous professional societies, such as, the Mayor's Advisory Committee on Early Childhood Development in Washington, the Multicultural Committee with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Advisory Board on Educating Homeless Children and Youth for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She was also an Advisor for the Concerned Parents of Special Children.

Ms. Williams was the daughter of the late Edward and Mrs. Virginia Logan James and is survived by two sons, Fred Aaron Williams, M.D. of Norfolk and Stephen Edward Williams of Silver Spring, Md.; a brother, Edward James of New Jersey; and three grandchildren, Antonio, Aaron and Virginia.

A private memorial service will be held at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Fred A. Williams, on Saturday, at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Clinton Brown. The family suggests that memorials be made in her honor to the Georgetown University Child Development Center in Washington, D.C.  The Cremation Society of Virginia, Tidewater Office, is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - February 10, 1997

ESTIL EUGENE NEWKIRK, 68, of Tarpon Springs died Saturday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to this area in 1995 from Loveland, Ohio. He was an estimator and general contractor, and Protestant. He is survived by his wife, Iris J.; three sons, Dennis E. of North Little Rock, Ark., Mark L. of St. Petersburg and Stephen C. of Kenwood, Ohio; a daughter, Linda S. Stang of Goshen, Ohio; two sisters, Juanita Wells of Florence, Ky., and Stella Carroll of Sharonville, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Dobies Funeral Home, Tarpon Springs.
 

 

Los Angeles Times (CA) - December 18, 1996
Worked at Navy Base
Maceo "Mace" W. Strother, a 35-year Ventura County resident, died Sunday at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. He was 68.

Strother was born Dec. 30, 1927, in Falmouth, Ky.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, a period that spanned World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

After his retirement, he worked as a program analyst for Port Hueneme's Naval Ship Weapons Engineering Station, commonly known as NEMESIS.

In retirement, he earned an associate's degree from Ventura College, followed by a bachelor's degree and a master's in public administration from the University of La Verne.

He was also active in the fleet reserve and the Naval Construction Battalion Center chapel, where he became head usher in the early 1970s and served on the chapel advisory commission for about 15 years.

"He was a very staunch Christian," said longtime friend Ernest Morrison. "He never asked for anything, but he always was trying to give of himself."

Survivors include his wife, Mary Strother of Oxnard; three sons, William Ford Strother of Northridge, Michael Jerome Strother of Oxnard and Mark Wendell Strother of Chatsworth; nine grandchildren and numerous other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at James A. Reardon Mortuary, 511 North A St., Oxnard.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the CBC Chapel, with interment to follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. Chapel access is from the Sunset gate.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - December 10, 1996

JUANITA FARER, 82, of Temple Terrace died Sunday at home. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved to the area in 1961 from Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker, Methodist and member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Brooksville. She is survived by a son, Bob Childers of Tampa. C. E. Prevatt Funeral Home, Temple Terrace.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - September 6, 1996

JOSEPH D. MARQUETTE 76, 114 Pansy Court, Kissimmee, died Thursday, Sept. 5. Mr. Marquette was a horse trainer. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1982. He was a member of First Christian Church in Kissimmee and Masons Lodge No. 163 in Newport, Ky. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Virginia; brothers, Carl, Cincinnati, Ralph, Louisville, Ky., Paul, Virginia Beach, Va., Rex, Walton, Ky., Victor, Deltona; sisters, Ruth Weigel, Goshen, N.Y., Jena Fryer, Roanoke, Va., Nell Kirby, Florence, Ky. Conrad and Thompson Funeral Home, Kissimmee.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 13, 1996

EULAH MAE WYNN, 84, of Zephyrhills and formerly of Clearwater, died Saturday at Zephyr Haven Nursing Home. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Clearwater in 1953 from Hamilton, Ohio before moving in 1993 to Zephyrhills. She was homemaker and a Protestant. She is survived by a son, Wayne L. of Zephyrhills; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes/Sylvan Abbey Chapel, Clearwater.
 

 

BELMONT - Mr. Thomas Eugene ''Tommy'' Fredrick, Sr. 60, 118 Idlewild Lane, died Dec. 17, 1995, at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte.

Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend James Garner at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carothers Colonial Chapel. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chris Atkins, Danny Atkins, Farley Dawkins, Eddie Guffie, Dean Guffie, Terry McCarn and Raymond Carnes. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and at other times at the residence.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Glover Fredrick; a daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Kurt Lewis; a son, Thomas Gene' Fredrick, Jr. of Lowell; 4 sisters, Mrs. Florence Tucker of Dayton, KY, Mrs. Merrel Winkle of Falmouth, KY, Mrs. Helen Winkle of Carrolton, KY, and Mrs. Inez Gallagher of Belmont; 2 brothers, Bill Fredrick of Belmont and Donnie Fredrick of Falmouth, KY; 4 grandchildren, John and Randy Lewis and Christopher and Amy Fredrick.

A native of Falmouth, KY, he was the son of the late Elza and Mamie Parrish Fredrick. He was a member of the Unity Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman. He was employed by Ramsey Products of Charlotte.

Memorials may be made to Heart Society of Gaston County, 220 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052.

Carothers Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - January 27, 1995
ALBERT BECKMAN 89, of Huntington died yesterday in Norwood Nursing Center.

The Falmouth, Ky., native retired from Joseph E. Seagrams Co. in 1969 after 20 years and was the widower of Bertha, who died in 1977.

Surviving are a son, Ronald of Huntington; a brother, Theodore of Cincinnati; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. tomorrow in Humphrey, Taylor & Detmer Funeral Home, Rising Sun, where calling is noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Rising Sun Cemetery.
 

 


Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 30, 1994

Lucille C. Shrock, 87, passed away Oct. 29, 1994 at Chapel Hill Home in Canal Fulton.

She was born in Falmouth, Ky., and resided in Akron for the past 75 years. She was a member of the Lockwood United Methodist Church and retired from the Coventry School System.

She was preceded in death by husband, Hayden H. Shrock. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol Lee and George Derry of Akron; son and daughter-in-law, Hayden and Leona Shrock of Clinton; grandchildren, Hayden Shrock Jr. of New Matamoras, Ohio, Bryon Shrock of Clinton, David Shrock of Clinton, and Lou Anne Bishop of Ocean Ridge, Fla.; sister, Loretta Myers of Kentucky.

Graveside services Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rev. Pat Williams officiating. No visitation. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit, care of Chapel Hill Nursing Home, 12200 Strausser St., Canal Fulton, 44614.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 18, 1994

LILLIE MULLIGAN, 88, 1740 Shelter Trail, Merritt Island, died Saturday, Oct. 15. Mrs. Mulligan was a retired bookkeeper. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1992. Survivors: husband, Tom, Lexington, Ky.; sons, Charles Rich Jr., Redlands, Calif., Elmer Race, Laguna Beach, Paul Race, Charlottsville, Va.; daughter, Donna Edwards, Merritt Island; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach.
 

 

Tallahassee Democrat (FL) - October 5, 1994

Joseph H. Colvin, 80, of Tallahassee died Tuesday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Beggs Funeral Home Apalachee Chapel in Tallahassee.

A native of Falmouth, Ky., and former resident of Louisville, Ky., he had lived in Tallahassee for a year. He was a retired Army lieutenant colonel and was the former owner of an automobile business in Louisville. He was a former member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Jeffersontown, Ky., and a member of the Retired Officers Association and St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Etta Snider Colvin of Tallahassee; a son, Jerry Colvin of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters, Kay Colvin-Guthrie and Cindy Colvin, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Forest M. Colvin of Alamo, Texas; a sister, Icie Lucas of Falmouth; and three grandchildren.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - July 30, 1994

AVIS BROWNING FUQUA, 86, of Lake Placid died Thursday at the Florida Hospital in Orlando. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved to the area 11 years ago from Coral Gables. She was a retired hospital receptionist and member of the Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by two brothers, Ralph C. Browning of Port Charlotte and Robert E. of Lake Placid; and a sister, Ethel Creager of Lake Placid. Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - February 8, 1994

LATHA R. YORK, 86, Cincinnati, died Thursday, Feb. 3. Mrs. York was a homemaker. She was born in Falmouth, Ky. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. Survivors: sons, Richard, Torrence, Calif., Raymond, Russell, both of Cincinnati, Randall, San Francisco; daughters, Geraldine, Apopka, Jane, Orlando, Norma Miller, Evelyn Lacey, both of Cincinnati; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Goldenrod/Winter Park Chapel.
 

 

Modesto Bee, The (CA) - January 22, 1994
Doris J. Brown
Oct. 25, 1921 -- Jan. 19, 1994

Doris J. Brown, 72, of Atwater died Wednesday at Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital.

Mrs. Brown was a native of Falmouth, Ky. She lived in Atwater since 1958. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Richard Brown of Valley Springs and Robert W. Brown of Cody, Wyo.; brothers, Richard Dearborne of Ventura and Carl Dearborne of San Diego; sisters, Norma Nuttall of Salinas and Jean Dunn of Walton, Ken.; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Atwater. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery, Winton. Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home, Atwater in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 8, 1994

JAMES W. COLEMAN, 83, of Clearwater died Thursday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Dunedin. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to the area in 1972 from Lewistown, Pa. He was a retired plant manager for FMC Corp. He is survived by his wife, Robbie; a daughter, Stephanie Fenton of Cleveland; a stepson, Greg Samples of Lenoir City, Tenn.; a sister, Aileen Caldwell of Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. National Cremation Society, Holiday.
 

 

Buffalo News, The (NY) - December 1, 1993

Clarence Sargent, 78, of Priscilla Lane, a former Newfane resident and a retired machinist and dairy farmer, died Tuesday (Nov. 30, 1993) in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital.

A native of Falmouth, Ky., he had worked as a machinist at the former Simonds Saw & Steel Co. for 26 years before his retirement in 1976.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Mary Louise Donnelly; three sons, David T. of Manchester, Edward C. of Canandaigua, and Timothy L. of Lockport; a daughter, Lennie McCarthy of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Frances Shumard of Blanchester, Ohio, and Addie Slough of Springfield, Ohio; and four grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kenneth H. Sherrie Funeral Home, 6139 East Ave., Newfane.
 

 

Charlotte Observer, The (NC) - September 19, 1993

Mr. Kenneth Lee Bentle Jr. 56, of Denver died Sept. 18, 1993, at home. Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodhead Funeral Home with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Falmouth, Ky. Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. today at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home.

Mr. Bentle, a Falmouth native, was a Hendrick Honda employee and a member of Idlewild Christian Church. He also was a Navy veteran.

Survivors are his wife, Louise of Denver; father and stepmother, Kenneth and May Bentle of Falmouth; sister, Mrs. Kay Bruens of Beckley, W.Va.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 1526, Lincolnton, N.C. 28093.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - August 27, 1993

MARVIN W. MCNEESE, 55, of Winter Haven died Wednesday at Winter Haven Hospital. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to Winter Haven in 1975 from Kentucky. He was a member of Winter Haven Moose Lodge. He had a close companion, Gail Jarvis of Winter Haven. He is survived by two sons, Mark and Michael, and three daughters, Judy, Janet and Jenny, all of Kentucky; five brothers; and six sisters. Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - August 20, 1993

NELLIE V. JANSON, 92, of Largo died Thursday at Bel Air East Health Care Center. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved here from Powell, Ohio, in 1981. She was a homemaker and Methodist. She is survived by a son, William of Largo; a daughter, Mary Kuhn of Largo; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.
 

 

Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - August 14, 1993

BLYTHEVILLE - Virginia Mick, 61, of Falmouth, Ky., formerly of Blytheville, died Thursday at her home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Cobb Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. She was a former member of Turner Ridge Baptist Church. Mrs. Mick, the widow of Jack Mick, leaves a daughter, Marcia Lovelace of Falmouth; a son, Keith Andrew Mick of San Francisco; three sisters, Mary Alice Weatherly of Brookhaven, Miss., Flora Paton of Tucson, Ariz., and Leathie Houston of Hernando, Miss.; six brothers, Joseph Pascal Eddings and Edward Dale Eddings, both of Salinas, Calif., Charles Eddings of Springfield, Ore., William Eddings of Dallas, Ore., Ben Eddings of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Thomas Eddings of Bentonville, Ark., and three grandchildren.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - July 28, 1993

DOROTHY FAY MILLER, 52, 4650 Bunting Ave., Orlando, died Sunday, July 25. Mrs. Miller was a driver for a rental car company. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1981. She was a member of Falmouth Christian Church. Survivors: husband, Leo J. R.; son, Richard Van, Orlando; brothers, Clyde Claypole, Groveland, Charles Claypole, Harold Claypole, both of Covington, Ky.; sisters, Ruby Lovell, Ocala, Nancy Hardwick, Milford, Ohio. Pine Castle Memorial Chapel, Orlando.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - May 25, 1993

DONALD B. FLORA, 68, Locksley Avenue, Orlando, died Sunday, May 23. Rev. Flora was a paper carrier for The Orlando Sentinel and a minister for Holy Tabernacle Full Gospel Church. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1945. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Cleadia P.; daughter, Shirley Hall, Orlando; son, Gary D., Orlando; sisters, Naomi Jones, Cincinnati, Cleavie Bruin, Falmouth, Ky.; four grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Orlando.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 10, 1993

JAMES A. CUMMINS, 80, of Lakeland died Sunday at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to this area in 1985 from Liberty, Ind. He was a retired public school administrator, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Lakeland Lions Club and the First Methodist Church. He is survived by a son, Dale A. of Liberty; a daughter, Arletta D. Ludlow of Bloomington, Ind.; a brother, Adrain of Covington, Ky.; three sisters, Pauline Glassen of Corpus Christi, Tex., Edythe Franks of Falmouth and Margarite Spears of Covington; and two grandchildren. Thornton Holcom Funeral Home of Lakeland.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - April 13, 1993

BOBBY W. HENRY SR., 60, 1350 Gainesville Drive, Deltona, died Saturday, April 10. Mr. Henry was a retired electronics engineer. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he moved to Central Florida 17 years ago. Survivors: wife, Betty A.; daughters, Cynthia Gossard, Coldwater, Ohio, Lisa J. Bires, DeLand; sons, Tony R., DeBary, Bobby W. Jr., Deltona, Onie R., Marquette, Mich.; mother, Lulabell P. Lyons, Falmouth; brother, Donny, Falmouth; six grandchildren. Lankford Funeral Home, Orange City.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - January 9, 1993

 IRENE SOUDA

IRENE SOUDA, 90, of St. Petersburg died Thursday in St. Petersburg. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved to the area in 1959 from Cincinnati. She was a retired licensed practical nurse and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. She is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Schmitz of St. Petersburg; and four sisters, Florence Sutton of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Catherine DeChant, Goldie Girton and Louella Burdick, all of Cincinnati. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. 
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - April 9, 1992

PAUL H. CUSHMAN, 70, of St. Petersburg died Sunday at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. A native of Falmouth, Ky., he moved to the area in 1965 from Cold Spring, Ky. He was a retired grocery store owner, a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; two sons, Michael and Mark H., both of St. Petersburg; a brother, Barrett of San Diego; a sister, Kathryn Platt of Cincinnati; and a granddaughter. Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.
 

 

Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - December 19, 1991

Edna Mae Hiddleston

Edna Mae, beloved mother and grandmother, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1991. She was born in Falmouth, Ky., had been an OKC resident most of her life. She was a member of the Capitol Hill Assembly of God. She was the last of 10 brothers and sisters and is survived by a son, Bill Hiddleston and his wife, Dorothy, Ft. Worth, Tx.; a daughter, Dorothy Gall and husband, Rudy of Houston, Tx.; grandchildren, Patricia Gall, Rita Irwin, David Hiddleston and Bruce Hiddleston. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Capitol Hill Funeral Home with interment at Sunny Lane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to charity of choice.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - November 22, 1991

BERNICE RUTH COVINGTON, 67, of New Port Richey died Wednesday at HCA New Port Richey Hospital. A native of Falmouth, Ky., she moved to this area eight years ago from Covington, Ky. She was retired from retail sales. She is survived by her husband, Archie A. Jr.; four sons, Rick of Dallas, and Doug, Mike and David, all of Covington; two daughters, Cheri Creutz of Cincinnati and Gail Krauss of Seminole; a sister, Alice Messmer of New Port Richey; and seven grandchildren. North Funeral Home, New Port Richey.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - September 25, 1991

DORETTA WEBB, 84 HOMEMAKER
MRS. WEBB, 41525 Silver Drive, died Sunday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Umatilla from Hollywood in 1968. She was a homemaker and a Protestant. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors: son, Richard, Umatilla; daughter, Delores Knox, Fort Lauderdale; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - February 17, 1991

BETTY M. COVELL, 88, 3421 Pelican Lane, Orlando, died Saturday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Orlando from Baileys Crossroads, Va., in 1968. She was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian. Survivors: son, Lt. Col. Donald E. Covell, Orlando; daughter, Geraldine C. Bringle, Winter Park; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Cox-Parker Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Park.
 

 

Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - December 24, 1990

EMMA BEARD, 90, of Palm Harbor died Saturday at Mease Hospital, Dunedin. She was born in Falmouth, Ky., and moved here in 1980 from Covington, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of Latonia Wesleyan Church in Covington. She is survived by five sons, Wilford of Dry Ridge, Ky., Vannie Jr. and David H., both of Covington, Herman of Burlington, Ky., and James R. of Safety Harbor; a daughter, Betty Hall of Palm Harbor; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel.
 

 

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - January 30, 1990

BROADNAX - Hazel Jacob Wright, 56, mother of four Peninsula residents, died Friday, Jan. 26, in her home.

Mrs. Wright was a native of Falmouth, Ky., and a Williamsburg resident for 18 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Wilson M. Wright; one daughter; eight sons, including Dennis Alan Wright and Wilson Monroe Wright III, both of Newport News, and Bernard Blades Wright and Timothy Frank Wright, both of Williamsburg; three sisters; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 28, in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill.
 

 

Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - January 30, 1990

BROADNAX - Hazel Jacob Wright, 56, mother of four Peninsula residents, died Friday, Jan. 26, in her home.

Mrs. Wright was a native of Falmouth, Ky., and a Williamsburg resident for 18 years. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Wilson M. Wright; one daughter; eight sons, including Dennis Alan Wright and Wilson Monroe Wright III, both of Newport News, and Bernard Blades Wright and Timothy Frank Wright, both of Williamsburg; three sisters; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 28, in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill.
 

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - August 22, 1989

SERVICE HELD FOR DR. BLADES, RETIRED SURGEON

A graveside service for Dr. James Franklin Blades, a retired surgeon and former chief of staff at Retreat Hospital, was scheduled today at 2 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery.

Dr. Blades died yesterday at his home at 5806 Three Chopt Road after a lengthy illness.

A Falmouth, Ky., native, he graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1930 and from Yale University School of Medicine in 1934.

After a series of internships at hospitals in New York and Massachusetts, Dr. Blades became a resident at the Medical College of Virginia. In 1941, he began teaching at MCV as an instructor and later as an assistant professor.

He was chief of staff at Retreat Hospital in the 1950s. He also had a private practice in the area for 41 years. He retired in 1982.

Among organizations to which Dr. Blades belonged are the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the Virginia Surgical Society and the Southern Medical Association.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Grace Wilkey Blades; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara B. Burrows of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Ida Mae Waddell of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Retreat Hospital or First Presbyterian Church in Richmond.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - April 26, 1989

MAUDE SPRAGUE, 92, 1550 Aldersgate Drive, Kissimmee, died Monday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Central Florida from El Cajon, Calif., in 1979. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene of El Cajon. Survivors: nephew, Rev. Roy McKinney, Orlando; nieces, Mae Qualls, Orlando, Geraldine Gunderson, Pompano Beach. Cox-Parker Carey Hand Guardian Chapel, Winter Park.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - December 23, 1988

MAXWELL KEMPER AULICK, 84, 1700 Hoffner Ave., Orlando, died Wednesday. Born in Kentucky, he moved to Orlando from Falmouth, Ky., in 1918. He was a retired manager for an Orlando boat company. He was a member of Orlando Christian Church. He was a member of the Private Pilot's Association. Survivor: wife, Reba. Pine Castle Memorial Chapel, Orlando.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 30, 1988

HATTIE SCHMIEDEL, 91, 1500 Javens Circle, Mount Dora, died Saturday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Mount Dora from Chicago in 1980. She was a homemaker. She was a Methodist. Survivors: son, Edward, Highland Ind.; daughters, Dorothy Ferguson, Wheeling, Ill., Alice Rowbotham, San Carlos, Calif., Lucille Simko, Mount Dora, Jeanette Clark, Lansing, Ill., Barbara Jaurgui, Orlando, Miss Dolores, Mount Dora; 19 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren. Harden-Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - October 18, 1988

BOGART, WINIFRED S., 90, of 336 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, died Saturday (Oct. 15, 1988) at Edward White Hospital. She was born in Falmouth, Ky., and came here in 1961 from Cincinnati. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include five sisters, Irene Souda, St. Petersburg, Florence Sutton, Harrison, Ohio, Catherine DeChant, Goldie Girten and Louella Burdick, all of Cincinnati. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - July 21, 1988

DOTTIE E. BROWNFIELD, 64 . . . RETIRED CLERK
Mrs. Brownfield, Route 14, Leesburg, died Tuesday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., she moved to Leesburg from Tampa in 1980. She was a retired sales clerk for Woolworth Department Stores. She was a member of the Lisbon Baptist Church, Lisbon. Survivors: husband, Ray; son, Robert Allen Walters, Fort Thomas, Ky.; stepson, Gregory R., Ludlow, Ky.; stepdaughters, Rae Joann Soffier, Ludlow, Sandra White, Bromley, Ky.; brother, Ken Browning, Tampa; sister, Wilma Pennington, Covington, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; o ne great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
 

 

Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - February 26, 1988

MICHAEL D. BROWNING, 34, Cloverleaf Boulevard, Deltona, died Wednesday. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he moved to Deltona from there in 1970. He was the manager of Browning Convenience Store, Deltona. Survivors: mother, Wilma L., Deltona; sister, Barbara A. Blades, Deltona; brothers, William H., Larry, both of Deltona, Tommy, Orange City. Stephen Baldauff Funeral Home, Deltona.
 

 

St. Petersburg Times (FL) - June 28, 1987

HARRISON, RAYMOND E., JR., 62, of Clearwater, died Friday (June 26, 1987) at his residence. Born in Falmouth, Ky., he came here in 1985 from Louisville, Ky., where he was a truck driver for Smith's Transfer, a division of ARA Services. He was a member of the Central States Teamsters, Local 89, Louisville. Survivors include two sons, Ronald R., Clearwater, and Terence L., Jacksonville; his mother, Marie McCandless, Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Harold, Falmouth, and six grandchildren. Rhodes & Wic e Funeral Directors, Belcher Chapel, Clearwater.
 

 

New York Times, The (NY) - December 17, 1983
Deceased Name: JOHNNY AYERS MERRITT, SIXTH IN VICTORIES OF COLLEGE COACHES
John Ayers Merritt, who ranked sixth in number of victories among all college football coaches, died at Vanderbilt Hospital Thursday night, soon after collapsing at his home. He was 57 years old.

Mr. Merritt had been frequently hospitalized the last two years because of an enlarged heart and kidney ailments. His health problems prompted him to retire after the recently concluded season from Tennessee State University here, where he had been head football coach since 1963.

In 31 years as a head coach at Jackson State and Tennessee State, Mr. Merritt compiled a record of 233 victories 67 losses and 11 ties. Arnett Mumford, who coached at small schools from the 1920's to the early 1960's, won as many games in college football, but only Bear Bryant, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Glenn (Pop) Warner, Eddie Robinson and Woody Hayes ever won more. His Players in N.F.L.

Mr. Merritt enjoyed legendary stature on the small, predominantly black Tennessee State campus, from which he sent such star players as Joe Gilliam, Ed (Too Tall) Jones, Mike Hegman, Claude Humphrey and Rodney Parker to the National Football League.

Joe Gilliam Sr., who was a longtime assistant to Mr. Merritt and is the father of the former Tennessee State quarterback, said today that Mr. Merritt was "a rare human being."

"He was a people person," Mr. Gilliam said, "a father, a coach, an adviser all rolled into one."

Mr. Merritt, a native of Falmouth, Ky., was graduated from Kentucky State College in 1950 and received a master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. He played guard on the Kentucky State football team.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine, who is the head coach of the women's basketball team at Tennessee State; a daughter, Bonita Traughber of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, William Merritt of Cincinnati, and two grandchildren.



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