November 25-1948 Film #28467 News Herald|
TWO RESIDENTS TAKE OWN LIVES
PHILIP HOLLADAY, 78, PROMINENT FARMER, HAROLD YANKEY ARE VICTIMS
Two Highland County residents took their own lives during this weekend, it was learned here. One death occurred in neighboring Fayette County and the second in Dayton.
Phillip Holladay, 78, prominent retired farmer, ended his own life with a .22 caliber pistol in the basement of the Dayton home of his daughter, Mrs. Howard Haines, early Sunday. Mrs. Haines resides in the northwest section of Dayton. Mr. Holladay had been living there for several months.
He had been in poor health recently and had visited a physician Saturday, it was learned. He apparently arose early went to the basement and shot himself in the head. The family was still asleep. The found him about 9 AM Sunday. The Montgomery County coroner said death came instantly.
Services were held Tuesday at 2 PM at Eans funeral home with Rev. Talmadge Gregory and Rev. E. W. Seymour officiating. Burial was made in the Hillsboro Cemetery.
He is survived by five sons and two daughters: Lloyd, Hillsboro Rt #, William G. Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Fay Hillsboro Rt 7, Noah of Hillsboro; Lewis B. Hillsboro Rt. 2, Mrs. Floyd McCoy of Peebles; Mrs. Haines Dayton. One sister Mrs. Nannie Cornetet, of Westerville, Ohio and two half sisters, Mrs. John Lindsey Hillsboro, Rt. 7, and Mrs. Fred Hill of Hillsboro, also survive.
Harold R. Yankey, 33 of Marshall, who has been working at Jeffersonville, about 14 miles northwest of Washington CH ended his life with a shotgun in his hotel room in Washington CH Saturday about noon.
According to Police Chief Vaiden Long of Washington CH Yankey who has been working at a staircase company paint in Jeffersonville hired a taxi driven by Charles Williamson in Washington about 8:30 am to drive him to his home of his mother.
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