Allen County, KY Obituaries & Death Notices
Where there is no source cited, the writing is from the scrapbook collection of Erskin Garrison, Allen County Historical Society, Scottsville, KY. The clippings have no newspaper identification. In some cases the date or year is typed or hand written on the obit and sometimes there is no date indicated
NANCY BELL DIES
81 years of age, had been an invalid for a number of
years, but bore her suffering patiently, as only a true
Christian can. She was a loyal member of the Methodist
church here and was in attendance at all services as long
as she was able.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ada Smith with whom she resided and Mrs. S.D. Kelly; five sons Jim, Hayden, Jack and Hillis Bell of this county and Odus BELL of Clearwater Fla, two sister, Mrs. Laura Russell of Decatur, Ill, and Mrs. Willie Capshaw of Tompkinsville; two brothers John Kirby of Red Boiling Springs, Tenn, and W. N. Kirby of this county and a number of grandchildren. - Allen County News- Scottsville Kentucky - Wednesday March 24, 1943 pg1
Obituary Lucille Blankenship 1931-1955 - The Death Angel has come quietly and unexpectedly into our midst again, this time taking with him in his flight the spirit of a loving wife and young mother. Cornelia Lucille Blankenship Willoughby, daughter of Walter and Wilma Brown Blankenship, was born in Allen County, October 7, 1931, and departed this life January 1, 1956, age 24 years, 2 months and 24 days. She was married to Fred Ray Willoughby, June 17, 1950, and to this union was born two sons, Roger Lee Willoughby, age 4 years, and Michael Ray Willoughby, age 2 years.
Lucille professed faith in Christ at Macedonia Church when she was thirteen years old and united with the Maple Grove Baptist Church, where she remained a true and faithful member until death. Lucille was a quiet and obedient daughter,k possessed a wonderful personality, and was an understanding wife and mother. She always had a radiant smile and a cheery word of welcome when her friends came to see her. She bore her suffering with patience and never complained. Such admirable traits of character can come only to those tho have that perfect faith and trust in the Lord. She expressed an earnest desire to live to raise her little boys, but siad that the Lord knew best and that she was ready and willing to go at his command.
She leaves to mourn her passing, besided her husband and children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blankenship, Adolphus, three sisters, Mrs. Dewey Creasy, Adolphus, Mrs. J. W. Creasy and Mrs. Toy Gregory, both of Westmoreland, and five brothers, Luther Blankenship, Westmoreland, Dewey C., Dewan, Carl Gene and Eulis D. Blankenship, all of Adolphus, besides a host of relative and friends....
Ewing Buchanon - 1953 - Funeral services for Elic Ewing Buchanon, 79, were conducted Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock at Liberty Baptist Church, Rev. Raymond Jones officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Buchanon died at 9:30 p.m. August 2. He was born March 26, 1874, son of the late Sidney and America Pruitt Buchanon. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard Motley, and Mrs. Arnold Williams, both of Scottsville, Route 3; two sons, Homer Buchanon, Scottsville, Route 1, and Wayne Buchanon, Bowling Green; two daughters, Lee and Hubert Buchanon, both of Alvaton, Route 1; four sisters, Mres. Cooper Weaver, Allen Springs; Mrs. Jim Williams, Alvaton, Rt. 2; Mrs. Frank Spencer, Louisville, and Mrs. Ernest McDonald, Scottsville, Route 1. Three grandchildren also survive.
Obituary of Polie Centers - Napoleon Lee Centers (known as Polie) was born in Allen County, Kentucky, May 20, 1885, and departed this life May 15, 1960, being 74 years, 11 months and 25 days old. He was left an orphan at a very early age. His grandparents cared for him until he was six or eight years old, residing southeast of where the Pleasant Hill Church is now located. When his grandparents were unable to care for him, God provided a new home for him. Uncle Alfred Durham (as Mr. Centers always referred to him) and his wife, Nancy had no children. Looking about for children to bless their home and hearts. He was raised in a Christian home and often spoke of the many things that Uncle Alfred and Aunt Nancy did for him.
Upon reaching manhood, he served a few years in the Army of his country. Most of his service was in California and other Western states. He was stricken with tuberculosis and was in serious condition in the Army hospital at Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was later given a medical discharge. He and Ida Lane were united in marriage September 14, 1914, and resided on the Maysville Road in the Chestnut Point Community. To this union were born five children: Elzie Lee, Mary Elizabeth, Milburn Odell, and twins, Alfred Royce and Nancy Joyce. On January 17, 1932, God in His Wisdom saw fit to take Nancy Joyce. Then on April 2, of the same year, He, in like-manner, took the wife and mother to be with Him.
Even though the youngest, Alfred, was less than two years old when his mother died, Polie maintained his home and kepthis children together with their helpuntil the boys were old enough to leave and seek homes of their own. Elizabeth shouldered many of the responsibilities of mother and housekeeper and after marriage continued to live with her father down through the years and she and her husband did all they could to help him maintain a home and to care for him in his long illnesses.
In 1943 he sold the farm on Maysville Road, retired, and moved to his present home on the Glasgow Road. Although Polie never identified himself with Christ by joining any church, he spent much time reading God's Word and testified many times privately to the fact that he had asked God to save him and was trusting in the many promises in the Scriptures for salvation through our Lord and Savour Jesus Christ. He said he was not afraid to die. One of his favorite passages of scripture was Romans 8. He was a good husband and father. He was honest in all his dealing and his moral standards were high. he taught his children to be honest and encouraged them to develop good character and reputation. He was thrifty and prepared for old age. He believed tat the home is the foundation for a successful and happy way of life. He believed every husband and wife should make every effort to own their own home. Much of his time and means were invested in helping other attain this goal.
He is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Bernice Bessinger, Route 4; three sons Elzie L. Centers, Palos Heights, Illinois; and Alfred R. Centers, Mount Washington, Kentucky; and seven grandchildren to mourn their loss......
Mrs. Winnie Centers - Mrs. Winnie Centers died at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at her home in the Hopewell community. She was 64 years of age. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Durwood Garmon at Hopewell Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, with burial in the church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Ellis A. Centers, Route Four; three sons Felbert, Edgar and J.W. Centers, three daughters, Mrs. Milton Pitchford, Route Four; Mrs. Denville Barriger, Hardyville, Ky.; two brothers, Steve Berry, Hot Springs, Ark.; and Bud Berry, Route Four; two sisters, Mrs. Kitty Marr, Route Four; and Mrs. Hettie Shields, New Washington, Ind.
Winnie Centers - At about 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 1952 God's angel called at the bedside of Winnie Berry Centers and bore her spirit to its eternal abode. Winnie, the daughter of the late Jeff and Martha Berry, was born in Barren County Oct. 11, 1888 making her stay on earht 64 years and 20 days. On March 18, 1908 she was married to Ellis Centers. To this union six children wer born, three boys and three girls; Felbert, J.W. and Edgar Centers, all of Scottsvill, Rt. Four; Mrs. Fred William, Settle; Mrs. Milton Pitchford, Scottsville; Mrs. Denvel Barriger, Hardyville, Ky.; also nine grandchildren; two brothers, Bud Berry, Scottsville, Rt. Four; Steve Berry, Hot Springs, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Hettie Shields, Washington, Ind.; Mrs. Kittie Marr, Scottsville, Rt.4, and a number of neices and nephews.
She professed faith in Christ in Nov. 1906 at a revival meeting at Mt.Olive Church, conducted by Rev. L.D. Robinson. She joined that church and remained a member there until death. Her conversion was in one of those old-fashioned revivals in which she went down on her knees to an altar of prayer and asked God for a pardon of sins, and when the work was done it made soul and body happy. That continued on down through the years and while on her bed of affliction, which lasted for such a long time, though her body was racked with pain, she was made to rejoice and longed to go home where she would be out of her suffering. Although she hated to leave her family and especially Uncle Ellis and J.W. She said so amy time how good the children had been to her, they have their own homesbut J. and Ellis needed her so much.
She bore her painand suffering wtih much patience, trying to be as pleasant as possible. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren coming home so much. She devoted her life to her home and children and grandchildren, but not only to her own children but to her brothers and sisters as well, for seh was one of nine children. When their mothe rdied and left them when they were all small, Aunt Winnie tried to mother them. She probably did without lots of things she needed to help her brothers and sisters and today she is receiving her reward for the good deed she did down here. Just before she took her flight to Heaven, she was so weak she couldn't talk, but she raised her hand toward Heaven and smiled as though to say she was just waiting (several lines missing). ........ Mrs. A.B. Tabor
Former Kentuckian Dies - 1960 - Beure Gifford Chaney of Dallas, Texas died May 1 at his home after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, two sons Gifford Chaney, Dallas, Texas, Warren O'Neal, Elpaso Texas, a daughter, Mrs. Wade Learner of Phoenix, Arizona and several grand children, one brother, B.E. Chaney, Muleshoe Texas and three sisters, Mrs. Joe Goodman of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. Edgar Pope, Mrs. Lassey Travelstead of Franklin. Mr. Chaney moved to Texas as a young man and spent his life there as a General Contractor and builder.
A.H. Cook - 1960 - Alfred Hawkins Cook, 60, a former Allen County resident, died Sunday in Indianapolis. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lola Cook, two daughters, Mrs. Harry E. Hines, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Henry Moore, Louisville, and three brothers Lester and Forest Cook, both or Indianapolis, and Ollie Cook of Bolwing Green. Funeral services were at 2 p.m.Wednesday at Harmony Baptist Church in County.
M.C. Cooksey - 1953 - M.C. Cooksey, 64, native of the Halfway community, died Sunday at his home in Wauchula, Fla., it was learned here yesterday. Funeral and burial services were there Tuesday. A veteran of World War I, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie King Cooksey; one daughter, Mrs. Elsie G. Hall, Bowling Green; a son James Cooksey, Portsmouth, Va., a step-daughter, Mrs. Leola Knowles, and a step-son Barrington Bloodworth, both of Fort Meade, Fla.; two brothers, Cleveland Cooksey, Halfway, and Laymond Cooksey, Barstow, Fla; two sisters, Mrs. Alene Kitchens, Bowling Green, and Mrs. Clay Moody.
Conner - Killed in Action
Ollie Cushenberry - Mrs. Ollie Cushenberry, wife of the late R.E. Cushenberry, died February 6, 1943, at the home of her sons L.D. & Charles Cushebnerry in Charteau Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late William Demsey & Martha Jane Guy of Allen County..... born March 30, 1861 and married R.E. Cushenberry December 22, 1892...... - Allen County News - Scottsville, Kentucky, March 24, 1943.
Leslie L. Dotson - 1960 - Franklin, Ky., - Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today at Booker Funeral Home for Leslie T. Dotson, 85, who died at his home here at 12:15 a.m.yesterday after a long illness. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flora Harris Dotson two daughters,Mrs. Irving T. Michael and Mrs. J.H. Steiner, both of Detroit, Mich, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Laura Foster - 1960 - Mrs. Laura Foster, 77, died suddenly at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at her home in the Cedar Cross community. Funeral service were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Cedar Cross Baptist church by Rev. R. Jones and Rev. A.B. Murphy. Burial was in the Cresent Hill Cemetery. Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Davis Holder, Miss Vera Foster, Mrs. Darcy Tabor, Mrs. David Clay, Sr., Glasgow; and sons Carl and Clovis Foster, Route 4; two brothers Edward Hogue, Route 4; and Porter Hogue of Indianapolis.
Edgar T. Frazier - 1960 - Edgar T. Frazier, 52, farmer of Route 1, Alvaton, died Friday night at City-County Hospital after a one month illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at Old Union Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Frazier was a native of Monroe County, the son of Mrs. Sarah Gilmore Frazier and the late Alfred M. Frazier and a member of the Baptist church. Besides his mother, other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossie Lula Frazier, two sons, Arlie Frazier, Indianapolis, and Earl Frazier, Owensboro; a daughter Mrs. Pauline Kirby, Alvaton; three brothers, Sherman, Sidney and Odis Frazier, Lafayette, Tenn; two sisters, Mrs. Leon Holland, Lafayette, and Mrs. Homer Moss both of Route 1, and 11 grandchildren. The body will be at Johnson Funeral Home until the hour of services.
Robert Fletcher Goodrum - 1953 - Robert Fletcher Goodrum, age 73, died Friday at 11 p.m. at his home in Pleasant Ridge community. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Walkers Chapel with the Rev. Harold Sharber ovviciating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Goodrum, who had been an invalid for five years, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linda Goodrum, Adolphus Rt. 1; one son Asbury Goodrum, Adolphus Rt. 2; six daughters, Mrs. John Graves, Trammel; Mrs. Coleman Hammock, Bethpage, Tenn; Mrs. Ollie Hinton, Miss Bevie Goodrum and Miss Reda Goodrum, Adolphus; Mrs. John Gaw, Louisville; one brother Sidney Goodrum, Adolphus.
Lloyd Graves - 1960 - Franklin, Ky. - Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Booker Funeral Home for Lloyd Graves, 58, a native of Allen County, who died Thursday at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. Burial will be at Cross Roads Cemetery in Allen County. Survivors include two sons James W. Graves, Indianapolic, Ind., and Gerald Gave, Tulsa, Okla; a step-son, Sherley McGuffy, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister Mrs. Mollie Parks, Allen County; three brothers, Thomas and Ray Graves, Allen County, and Russell Graves, Kokomo, Ind., and eight grandchildren.
Mrs. Lydia Hanes - 1960 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia B. Hanes were held Wednesday of last week at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Mich. Mrs. Hanes, 45, wife of Harold Hanes, former local resident, died Sunday at her home, 1639 Pipestone St. Benton Harbor, Mich. The Rev. Martin J. Zoschoche, pastor, officiated. Mrs. Richard Eddinger sang "Rock of Ages" and "The Lord's Prayer", accompanied by organist Miss Ruth Pollexe. Attending the funeral in groups were emplyes of the Crystal Springs Florist Shop, where Mrs. Hanes worked until her fatal illness, and the Ladies Aid Society of Trinity Lutheran Church of which Mrs. Hanes was a member. Burial was in the family lot in Crystal Springs Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Randall Hanes of Scottsville attended the funeral. Randall is the brother of Harold Hanes.
Mrs. Nora Heath - Nov. 4, 1954 - Mrs. Nora Heath, 74, died Saturday morning at her home here. The funeral was 1:30 p.m. Monday at Scottsville Methodist Church with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. The Rev. M.R. Owen, the Rev. Harold Sharber and the Rev. K.B. Garrison officiated. Surviving are her husband, W.R. Heath; one daughter Mrs. Bud Lyles, Trammel, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora T. West, City, and Mrs. H.C. Napier, Chicago.
Last Rites of Mrs. Roberta Hughes -1960 - Mrs. Roberta Walton Hughes, 47, transpired Thursday at City-County Hospital in Bowling Green following a chronic illness. Roberta was formerly of Hartsville, Tenn., and attended Trousdale County High School there. She married Mr. Robert Lee Hughes of Scottsville 28th of December, 1932 and the couple have made their home sime that time. Mrs. Hughes was well known in Allen Co., as well as in Trousdale county. Mr. Hughes is a buyer for American Tobacco Company. Mrs. Hughes often accompanied her husband on trips to tobacco markets throughout the country prior to her illness........ Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Hughes; her mother, Mrs. M.E. Walton, Hartsville, Tenn., and a sister, Mrs. Frank Ligon, Gallatin, Tenn. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m.Saturday the 28th of May at T.W. Crow and Son Funeral home with burial at Crescent Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangemenst were made by T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Home.
William T. Jent - 1960 - On Tuesday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock the pale horse and his rider visited the Red Hill community and claimed for his victim one of the community's dearest citizens. William T. Jent ws born April 2, 1895, making his stay on this earth 65 years and three days. He was united in marriage to Athie Carter Jan. 14, 1929, and to this union were born three children all of whom died in infancy. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, his mother, Patsy Ellen Jent Borders of Hoopston, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Jim Borders, also of Hoopston, Ill., and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with Rough Hill Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until God saw fit to call him from labor to reward. He was a devoted husband, a wonderful neightbor and a friend to all who knew him. His life was gentle but like the still water was deep. He was never too busy to leand a helping hand to anyone in need and always had a frindly smile and a cheery greeting for everyone he met. He will be sadly missed in his home, his church and his community.
But we feel our loss is heaven's gain and though it's hard to say goodbye, we know there will be another meeting in the by and by where goodbyes are unknown and where sickness and heartaches never come. So let us not grieve as those who have no hope. For I'm sure he could speak he wouldn't want it that way. Let's try to think of him as just asleep; waiting on Heaven's shore with that old-time friendly smile, ever beckoning to all his friends and loved ones he had to leave behind.
Lee Ann Newman Long - .... born December 21, 1838 and died January 12, 1926... married to M.L. Long on July 4, 1857.... ten children. Husband and six children preceded in death... leaves a daugher Mrs. Hayden Bell and 3 sons, E.K and Robert Long of Dallas Texas, and Joe Long of Warren County..... - Allen County Times - Scottsville, Kentucky - December 24, 1925
Lizia Long - Mrs. Lizia Long died December 21, 1925, aged 61years, 6 months and 2 days. She was married to Edd Long December 25, 1890. To this union were born 6 boys. One died in infancy, John died age 25, Jeff, Jasper, Will & Lawrence are left..... - Allen County Times - Scottsville, Kentucky - December 24, 1925
Obituary of Mrs. Icy Oliver - Mrs. Icy Hinton Strait Oliver, daughter of Mr. George W. ahinton and Mrs. Rosa Ann Morre Hintons, was born June 2, 1894, and on July 6, 1962, the angels came for the beloved mother and sister and took her from this world where she had spent 68 years, one month and four days.
In the year 1911, Miss Icy was married to Mr. Israel Strait and they were blessed with four children, three girls, Stella, Mres. John Porter Meadors, who has preceded her in death, Velma and Earline, and one boy Harold. While the children were small, death came to her beloved husband and she was left to rear herchildren, which she died, with the good Lord's help, until they had homes of their own.
On April 3, 1940, she was married to Mr. John T. Oliver. After a few years, death again came and took her companion. Since, she has been making her home with her children, what time she wasn't in the hospital.
In early life she gave her heart to God and lived a true Christian and often spoke of being ready when the good Lord saw fit to call her to be with Him. She leaves three children, Mrs. Walter Edwards, Loma Lind, California, Mrs. Earline Hagan, Lafayette, Tenn., and Mr. Harold Strait, Indianapolis, Ind., two step-daughter, Mrs. Homer Buchanon and Mrs. Henry Motley, Scottsville,Ky., 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Hack Jones, Burbank,Calif., and Mrs. Fleeta Ensley, Indianapolis, also one aunt, Mrs. Haily Willoughcy, Scottsville, and a host of other relative and friends, for she was loved by all who knew her.
Children and loved one, you have done all for Mother that loving hearts could do - so weep not for her. We could not pray for her to stay.
Estes Pennington - Estes Pennington, 57, of Oakland in Warren County, died Monday in Nashville following a long illness. Among the survivors is Mrs. Buelah Mae Pardue, a daughter, of this city; also a brother Lester Pennington, Alvaton, Route one.
Miss Alice Read - Miss Alice Read, of the firm of Barnes and Read, mercantile firm at Halfway, died of pneumonia last Wednesday morning. She had been sick but a short time until she succumed to the disease. Funeral services were conducted by Elder J.B. Seay, at Halfway, after which she was buried at Mt. Union. Miss Read was about 60 years old at the time of her demise. She was the daughter of George Dudley and Francis Read. She was the junior member of the mercantile firm of Barns & Read. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Belle Ayres. - Allen County Times, Scottsville, Kentucky, Wednesday March 9, 1917, Pg 2
Mrs. Thomas Stone - Mrs. Thomas Stone, of the Cedar Springs country, died last Tuesday and was buried at the home graveyard by Crowe Bros., Wednesday. She was a sister to Mrs. John E. Brown and Jim Lyles of the Long Creek Communtiy. She leaves one son Mr. Shep Stone, and four daughters, Mesdames Wade Petty, Elmore Houchens, Tom Ashford and Jim Hogues, all of Cedar Spring country. She was near 89 years old. Her husband died only a few years ago at a very advanced ate. She was born and raised this county and was a most excellent lady. - Allen County Times, Scottsville, Kentucky, Wednesday - February 16, 1917
W.J. Sledge Succumbs - 1960 - W.J. Sledge, 74, operatorof W.J. Sledge & Son Grocery at Alvaton, died at 12:15 p.m. yesterday at City-County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral sevices will be conductedat 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Goshen Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Powell and the Rev. William C. Mays officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Sledge was a native of Warren County, the son of George W. and Sarah Jane Skaggs Sledge. He was a member of the Shady Grove General Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Aubrey Sledge, Lima Ohio; Earl Sledge, Route 1, Alvaton; and Russell Sledge, Alvaton; two daughter Mrs. Henry Cornwell, Route 2 Alvaton, and Mrs. Leo Johnson, Route 2; four sisters Mrs. Lois Williams, Scottsville, Mrs. Virgil Price, Route 4, Miss Anna Ree Sledge, city, and Mrs. Shannon Smith, Rockfield; three brothers, Marion Sledge, city, and David and Melvin Sledge, Rockfield; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Aubrey Gary Tabor - Aubrey Gary Tabor, son of Lois Centers and the late Aubrey Tabor, was born February 18, 1940, and departed this life June 24, 1962, his stay on earth being 22 years, four months and six days.
Gary professed faith in Jesus as his Saviour in 1951 under Bro. Raymond Jones at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Allen County, Kentucky. For eight years he had a perfect attendance record in Sunday School and had a Sunday School pin with the eight bars on it. Gary was a loyal and faithful church member. He also belonged to the Masonic Lodge. He graduated from Allen County High School in 1958 amd attemded Western Kentucky State College.
We can't understand why Gary departed his life while in the bloom of his youth. We can only see through a glass darkly and only know in part,but some time we will understand and know. But our Heavenly Father knows and understands.
Gary is survived by his mother, Lois Tabor, Scottsville, Route 3; a sister LaReca Tabor, Route 3, Scottsville; three brothers, T.Y. of Munfordville, Ky., L.C. and Gyndle, both of Route 3, Scottsville; one foster sister Mrsion Weaver, Route 5, Scottsville, and nine nieces and nephews; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Yetman Centers, Route 4 Scottsville, and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.....
In Memory of Sallie Tabor - Sallie Willoughby Tabor, daughter of the late Hiram and Martha Willoughby, was born May 20, 1873, and departed this life Sept. 10, 1955, at the age of 82 years, three months and 21 days. She was married to Willie Tabor in 1900 and to this union four children were born. One little boy died at about two years of age. He husband also passed away 12 years ago. Those surviving are Mrs. Karl C. Buchanon with whom she made her home; Mrs. Lewie Willoughby, and Murl Tabor; three step-children, Mrs. Rena Meador of Louisville, Mrs. Queen Williams and Milburn Tabor. Another one of her step-children, Mrs. Ethel Oliver of indianapolis, passed away just a few months ago. These children she loved as she did her very own and never made any difference in them and her own. She also leaves 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; one brother, Mr. Hubert Willoughby.
She professed faith in Christ in early life and joined Clifton General Baptist Church and remained true to her God until the end. Although she had been confined to to her bed for 12 long years she was always cheerful and patient and always saying, "I am jsut waiting until the Lord is ready to take me home and she would always say "I have so much to be thankful for. Her sweet smile and kind words will live with her many many friends who visited her so often. And she had friends - therehas never been anyone down as long as she has that had as much company the whole time as she did. Then we know the saying "Friends are worth more than money" is true in this case.
She was not only a mother to her children and step-children bt ook her nieces and nephewsinto her home and triedto be a mother to them. She also took her mother and sister and gave them a home as long as her mother lived. He mother was in bed for several years and she was a kind to her mother as Annie has been to her. In fact when she and Uncle Willie had their home it was everybody's home and their doors were open to both black and white. If anyone needed money or a place to stay a few weeks they went there and no one was ever turned away. If the truth was known I guess they gave more money to people in Allen County than any other couple. Then we are made to wonder why one so goodwas called on to suffer so much. But tody they both will enjoy their treasures in heaven that they sent up years ago. Children, today your parents have left you something of the greatest importance. Not silver and gold but something worth far more than money -- their sweet Christian life ..........
John S. Weaver - 1953 - John Samuel Weaver, 86 retired farmer, died August 3 at 2:30 pm at the Allen County War Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were at three o'clock August 4 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with Rev. Durwood Garmon officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Mr. Weaver, a native of Allen County, was born June 26, 1867, son of the late Joel and Caroline Oliver Weaver. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Velma Weaver, and a son B.J. Weaver, both of Scottsville, Route 4; and a sister Mrs. Emily Shields, Scottsville
Harvey W. Wheat - 1953 -Harvey W. Wheat, 68, former county resident, died at 8:00 a.m. August 3, at the home of a sister, Mrs. C.B. Reynolds, in Westfield, Indiana. The body was returned here for burial at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Funeral rites and burial will be at 10:00 a.m. August 6, with Rev. Arthur Wilson officiating. Mr. Wheat was a native of Barren County, son of the late Frank and Sallie Thomas Wheat. He is survived by two sons, Roy Wheat, Phoenix, Arizona, and James Wheat, Owensboro Ky.; six sisters, Mrs. Joan Farley, Indianapolis; Mrs. Mary Wheat, Bowling Gree; Mrs. W.J. Rather, Bowling Green; Mrs. J.B. Williams, Scottsville; Mrs. C.B. Reynolds, Westfield, Ind., and Mrs. Rebecca Grubbs, Scottsville.
A.A. Willoughby -