Boyle County Obituaries

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LINNEY -- The death of Mrs. Margaret Linney Tuesday last from flux, complicated by heart disease, was accompied by circumstances of unusual sadness. Her husband and youngest daughter were visiting in Virginia and both were to ill to travel when apprised of her dangerous condition. Her son, Dr. Robert Knox, of Richmond, Texas, was also unable to reach her bed-side after receiving the melancholy intelligence of her hopeless illness. A late telegram from Mr. Linney reports the condition of his daughter "quite hopeful." (Published in the KENTUCKY ADVOCATE, 1 August 1884.)
NOTE: The obituary lists the name 'Margaret' in error. Mrs. Linney's name was MARTHA.

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NELSON -- of Salvisa - Kentucky Advocate at Danville - "Death.--Of Pneumonia, at his residence in this county [Mercer], on Friday last, Dr. R.A.Nelson, aged 71 years. the deceased was a minister of the Baptist church, and also a physician. he came from virginia [hanover county], and had been living in this county 38 years. we learn that he was a very worthy and exemplary citizen. his remains were buried in the old providence burial ground on saturday, after appropriate religious services by Eld. W. P. Harvey."  

His date of death was in fact 14 April 1876. He was my great-grandfather through his son john Lawrence nelson (1844-1897) who married Margaret Bell Stewart (1861-1949) at her home in Clover bottom, Woodford County, Kentucky july 25, 1883. their son was robert elgin nelson, sr. (1893-1979), my father. Send by Jack L. Nelson [quilp@insightbb.com]

DAVIS, George, dob unknown, probably 1876-1877, died January 1, 1956 in Parksville, buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery . Had three sons, Cleo, John and Harvey, and two daughters, Nettie Mae and Rosalee. First wife was Lizzie Burton of Wayne County, KY (mother of Cleo and Nettie Mae), second was Eva Benton of Pulaski County, KY , mother of the other kids. Father was John Davis, mother was Amanda Biby. Submitted by: Steven D. Jones

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Kentucky Advocate

Danville, Ky.

January 1923

Phillips- Mr. James Phillips, 86, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Walters on the Junction City Pike at 11:30 O’clock Monday morning. He was born December 26, 1834 in Boyle county, where he spent his youth, Most if his life was spent in Boyle. Two years ago he went to Danville, Ill. to be with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Lanham. He returned only a short time ago and after an illness of one week he passed away. He died of heart disease.

At the age of 19 he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church At the age of 20 he married Miss Lucinda McGinnis. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Jennie Charles and Mrs. Sallie Lanham both of Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Lula Edwards, Mrs. Odie Harris and Mrs. Mary Walters all of Parksville, and five sons Messers, Will, Frank, Finley, Bob, all of this county, and Joe who is stationed in Virginia with the Navy. One son Mr. Pete Phillips died several years ago.

He had 11 children, 84 grandchildren, 88 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. He was a good, straight, honest man and was loved by all who met him. He was always cheerful and willing to share with others. Especially was he loved by the children he met. Many are his friends, among the youth of Parksville and vicinity, who are grieved to hear of his death. He will be buried in the cemetery at McDowell Church Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Bro. McDowell will have charge of the services. The sympathy of all go out to the family in their bereavement.

Submitted by: Sherry Reynolds

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PORTER -- HAYWARD, Calif. - James Earl Porter, 68, of 27143 Capri Ave., Hayward, Calif., formerly of Danville, KY., died Monday at his home after an illness.

Born March 14, 1923, in Ellisburg, Ky., he was a son of the late Carl and Mary Ellis Porter. A retired salesman, he was a member of Forks of Dix River Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a charter member of the Danville Optimist Club.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Souleyrette Porter; two daughters, Linda Rynasawski of Hayward and Mary Katherine Cornelius of Crowley, Texas; tow sons, Steve and Andrew Porter, both of Hayward; two sisters, Lillian Mills of Danville and Jessie Tabler of Indianapolis; two brothers, Willie Porter of Mount Washington, Ky., and John Thomas Porter of Danville; and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday at Machado's Hillside Chapel in Hayward.

Burial will be in Hayward.

Visitation will be on Thursday at the funeral home. (Published in in unknown May 1991 newspaper.)

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STANFIELD -- Martha Elizabeth Stanfield, 91, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Woodland Terrace Health Care Facility.

A native of Boyle County, she was a member of Central Avenue Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Stanfield, in 1984; her parents, Robert and Myrtle Harmon Isham; and a brother, Albert Isham.

Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Stanfield and Larry J. Stanfield, both of Elizabethtown, and William T. Stanfield of Irvington; two daughters, Frances Howard and Mary Lou Smith, both of Elizabethtown; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hardin Memorial Park with the Rev. Bob Hamilton officiating. Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements. (Published in the Hardin County News Enterprise, 19 February 2002.)

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STRATTON, Ed

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TARKINGTON -- Mrs. Juliette Maxwell Tarkington, wife of Col. William L. Tarkington, died at her home in this county this morning shortly after twelve o'clock, after a protracted illness. The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow at half past three o'clock. The deceased was in her 72d year, and was a native of Marion county. She leaves five grown children, besides her husband to morn her loss. The children are Messrs. George and Joseph Tarkington, Mrs. L.G. Edlen, of this county, Mrs. J.S. Shuttleworth, of Louisville, and Mrs. George McMillan, of Ackworth, Ga. She was a woman who won the love of all--kind, motherly, sympathetic, tender hearted and hospitable. Her life was a shining example to all. After a long life spent in usefulness, and after a married life marked by loving companionship, she has gone beyond the river to await the arrival of the aged husband, with whom every heart sympathizes, and the children whom she sought to "teach the way". (Published in the KENTUCKY ADVOCATE, AUGUST 27,1894.)

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TARKINGTON -- Colonel William L. Tarkington, one of Boyle's oldest and most beloved residents, died last night at eleven o'clock, at his home in this county.

The funeral will be held at the residence tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Dr. E. M. Green, after which the remains will be buried in the family lot in Bellvue Cemetery, Danville.

Col. Tarkington had been an invalid for some years, having been afflicted with rheumatism and other diseases which were a constant discomfort. This fall, after returning from his customary journey North, he seemed stronger and brighter that for several years, but a few weeks ago he was forced to take his bed and after that his decline was rapid. All that loving friends and devoted children could do made his last moments pleasant, and the end was calm. To those by the bedside he gave the assurance that he was at peace with his Maker and had hope of a happy reunion with the wife who had gone before.

The deseased was born near Franklin, Tenn., in 1811, which made him eighty-six years of age. His wife, who died several years ago, was Julietta Maxwell, of Lebanon, Ky. They were married in 1839. Of their children, the following survive: Joseph and George Tarkington, of Boyle County; Mrs. G.L. Edelen, of Mercer; Mrs G. W. McMillan. of Ackworth, Ga., and Mrs. James A. Shuttleworth, of Louisville.

The news of Col. Tarkington's death will be received with profound sorrow by every man who ever had the pleasure of associating with him. To great personal integrity and a high sense of honor, he added the qualities of a most pleasing personality. Bright and witty in conversation, generous and charitable with everyone, and possessing a heart which responded to suffering and need wherever he encountered it, Col. Tarkington made strong friends and retained them. If he had an enemy, no one knew it. Such a man will not only be missed in this world,--he will find peace and rest in the next. (Published in the KENTUCKY ADVOCATE 10 January 1898.)

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TARKINGTON -- Mr. William L. Tarkington died in Boyle county Saturday night, after an illness of some weeks, aged eighty-seven years. Deceased lived in this county for several years at the Shuttleworth place, on the Lexington pike, now owned by Colonel Chinn. A number of children survive him, two of them, being Mrs. James A. Shuttleworth and Mrs Edelin, of Burgin neighborhood. (Published in the Harrodsburg Democrat, 14 January 1898.)

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WHELAN -- Death of Kate Whellan marks the probably Danville's oldest resident - had been servant in many of city's honest homes

One of the tragedies of the war between the states saw the closing of its final chapter here yesterday afternoon as a funeral cortage (sic) slowly winded its way through Danville's street, bearing a mortal that remained of KATE WHELLAN, former slave and servant to many of the city's families.

Kate for many years had lived in an old frame dwelling adjoining the First Christian church on West Main Street. There she steadily resisted the encroachment of Danville's prosperity, and today her house presents a curious contrast to the types of other homes and building in the neighborhood.

By living in a modest manner and practicing frugality, Kate has left an estate estimated as high as $30,000. The late GEORGE WELCH former president of the Farmer's National Bank & Trust Company, was her executor. After his death and JERRY CALDWELL was elected head of the bank, MR. CALDWELL became her executor. Kath was born in slavery and before the Civil War was a part of the estate of the late M. WHELLAN, who owned, what is now known as the Lilliard home on South 2nd Street. After the war KATE and her sister BELLE, worked as servants for many years in Danville homes. Some years ago her sister died and KATE inherited the total estate. During the last few years she lived in a recluse in her property on West Main Street. (Published in the Kentucky Advocate Newspaper, 11 November, 1925.)

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ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES
IN THE BOYLE COUNTY ARCHIVES

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Adams, Kenneth, 2002
Aldridge,John R., 2002
Anderson, Mary Welsh, 1918
Anness, Marty Dale, 2002
Anness, Marty Dale, 2002
Arends, Isabel Lewis, 2001
Auxier, Miriam, 2002
Ayers, Thomas Phillips III, 2002
Bailey, Dr. Quin, 2001
Baker, Edith Wethington, 2002
Baker, James Allen, 2002
Barnard, Rev. Carlisle Vernon "Bud", 2002
Barnett, Billy Gene, 2002
Bassett, Jennye A., 2002
Bastain, Edward George, 2001
Bernard, Jerry Darrell, 2002
Berry, Charles, 2003
Beto, Louis J., 2001
Boeckman, Thomas, 2002
Bowers, Gracie West, 2002
Bowers, Gracie West, 2002
Bowman, Jack, 2001
Boyd, Arthur Franklin, 2001
Bradley, Ruth Wilson, 2001
Bradshaw, Clifford "Cookie", 2002
Brewer, Nina, 2002
Brewer, Nina, 2002
Brickey, Mary Lee, 2002
Brown, Evelyn R., 2002
Browning, Lawrence, 2001
Brummett, Lee Bottoms, 2001
Bryan, Shannon Ray, 2002
Bryan, Shannon Ray, 2002
Bryant, Gladys Christine Pope, 2002
Bryant, Lenora Christine, 2002
Bryant, Ruby Horton, 2002
Burger, Alma Lee, 2002
Butler, Gene, 2002
Butler, Warren Lee, 2002
Carpenter, James Thomas, 2002
Carter, David Thomas, 2001
Catron, Alberta, 2001
Chambers, Margaret Elizabeth Boyd, 2002
Christie, Virginia Clarine, 2002
Christy, Virginia, 2002
Cocanougher, Jeannette Gragg, 2001
Coldiron, Martha, 2002
Coldrion, Martha, 2002
Cole, Betty, 2002
Coulter, Johnny, 2002
Coulter, Johnny, 2002
Courtney, Cleo Elizabeth, 2001
Courtney, Cleo Elizabeth, 2001
Couture, Marcel E., 2002
Coyle, Ruth Walls, 2002
Coyle, Woodsie Lee, 2001
Craddock, Bettie Bowman, 2001
Daugherty, Jerry S., 2001
Davis, Bobby, 2002
Davis, Gary O., 2002
Diehl, Charles Arie, 2002
Disco, Leah J. "Pat", 2001
Doss, Ernest "Tom", 2001
Douglas, Earl Frank, 2002
Douglas, Henry, 2002
Duncan, Nancy Barbee, 2002
~E-H Surnames~
Eades, Guy R., 2002
Edwards, Corine, 2002
Edwards, Corine, 2002
Edwards, Edna Hope Doss, 2002
Edwards, Edna Hope Doss, 2002
Edwards, Fred Hardin, 2002
Ellis, Jim, 2002
English, Ernest, 2001
English, Ernest, 2001
Ensslin, Susan Clark, 2001
Ensslin, Susan Clark, 2001
Farmer, Winona Louise Burdine, 2002
Farmer, Winona Louise Burdine, 2002
Faulkner, William, 2002
Faulkner, William, 2002
Feistritzer, Hazel Carter, 2002
Finley, Michael Houston, 2002
Flannery, Rev. Lailon Dan, 2002
Flannery, Rev. Lailon Dan, 2002
Floyd, Russell Edward, 2002
Fox, Mrs. Bridget, 1909,
Fox, Mrs. Bridget, 1909,
Fuell, Sybil J., 2002
Gaffney, Walker Harrison, 2002
Gallagher, Margaret, 2002
Gay, Mary E., 2003
Godbey, Carolyn Coyle, 2001
Gover, Diana Sue, 2002
Graham, James Harlas, Sr., 2002
Graham, James Harlas Sr., 2001
Graham, James Harlas, Sr., 2001
Graham, Joyce A., 2001
Graham, Joyce A., 2001
Green, Larry, 2001 Grey, Lloyd Ann Segar, 2001
Griffin, Barbara J., 2001
Griffith, Edith, 2001
Grimes, Barbara Vice., 2002
Guinn, Allison Lynn, 2002
Gwynn, Martha M., 2001
Hammett, Elliott, 2002
Harmon, Newton "Prather", 2002
Hayden, Charles H., 2002
Hays, June Maxine Hayes, 2002
Henderson, Georgia, 2002
Heptley, Lola Vonlinger, 2002
Herring, William, 2002
Herring, William, 2002
Hill, Claude Jr., 2001
Hill, Lydia Marie, 2001
Holly, Joseph D., 2001
Holly, Joseph D., 2001
Horne, David Ray, 2002
Horne, David Ray, 2002
Hudson, Henry Isaac, 2002
Hughes, Catherine Higgins, 2002
Humphrey, Jerry, 2002
Hunn, Paul Richards, 2001
Hunt, Carlos, 2002
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Insprucker, Charles J., 2001
Insprucker, Charles J., 2001
Jackson, George "Red", 2001
Johnson, Boyd T., 2002
Johnson, Boyd T., 2002
Jones, Lola Iona Rasnick, 2002
Jones, Louise Marjorie Cullins, 2001
Jones, Philip David, 2002
Keeling, Lorraine, 2002
Keeton, James Kinnaird, 2003
Kelly, Eunice, 2001
Kettles, Ray, 2001
Kettles, Ray, 2001
Kihlman, Brenna Ji Won, 2002
King, Bobby Dewaine, Sr., 2001
King, Robert Arnold, 2001
Kirkland, Cassie, 2002
Kirkman, William, 2002
Knuckles, Vernon, 2001
Ladd, Ruth Elizabeth, 2002
Ladd, Ruth Elizabeth, 2002
Lane, Alma Penn, 2001
Langford, John Jr., 2001
Lanier, Addison, 2002
Laxton, Gladiolus Litton, 2002
League, Elizabeth Alice Withers, 2002
Leake, Eloise Childers, 2003
Leathers, Ronnie G., 2001
Leathers, Ronnie G., 2001
Leigh, Manless Eugene, 2002
Linney, Martha Maxwell Knox, 1884
Lockhart, Amos, 2002
Logue, Irene Tate, 2002
Logue, Irene Tate, 2002
Logue, Katherine Merriman, 2002
Long, Louis, 2001
Longmeier, Willie Lee Pope, 2001
Lott, Lela, 2002
Luttrell, Beulah, 2001
May, David Sr., 2002
McCowan, Betty M., 2001
McCowan, Betty M., 2001
McCracken, Barbara Ann Moore, 2002
McCracken, Barbara Ann Moore, 2002
McElroy, Mildred Louise Morris, 2002
McFarlane, John 2003
McNeely, Albert R., 2001
McNeely, Albert R., 2001 Funeral Notice
Miller, Dalton, 2001
Miller, Thomas David, 2001
Million, Paul 2003
Minteer, Harry Clark 2003
Moberly, Donald Gene, 2001
Molen, Helen Frances Jones, 2002
Monroe, Dorothy Louise Yankey, 2001
Moran, R.D., 2001
Moran, R.D., 2001
Moss, Jr., Ray 2003
Mounce, Viola, 2002
Mounce, Weldon Dotson, 2002
Mullins, Sarah Smith 2003
Nash, Rev. Lester, 2001
Nash, Rev. Lester, 2001
Neadow, Rozelle, 2002
Nichols, Katherine Knight Cameron, 2002
Noel, J.T., 2002
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Overstreet, Jesse 2003
Patten, Lela Chloe 2003
Penn, Donald Miles, 2002
Penn, Donald Miles, 2002
Peyton, Sara Katherine, 2002
Peyton, Sara Katherine, 2002
Pittman, Joshua 2003
Poor, Bessie M. Hogue Bugg, 2002
Poor, Bessie Hogue Bugg, 2002
Porter, James E., 1991,
Porter, Lula, 2002
Potter, Dorothy Jesse, 2002
Potter, Dorothy Jesse, 2002
Preston, Dewey Lee 2003
Preston, Ella, 2002
Preston, Thelma Ella, 2002
Preston, Virginia, 2002
Preston, Virginia, 2002
Privett, Nancy Pearl 2003
Rankin, Allan, 2002
Reese, William, 2003
Reeves, Elizabeth Holtzclaw, 2002
Reynolds, Mary Wanda Sheene, 2002
Rice, James C., 2002
Rice,Mary Ellen, 1911,
Rippetoe, Frank Bertram, 2002
Rippetoe, Frank Bertram, 2002
Roach, Leslie Thomas, 2002
Robbins, Samuel, 2001
Robinson, Fannie, 2001
Robinson, Mary, 2001
Roller, Herbert Kenneth, 2002
Roller, Leonard, 2003
Rosel, Joseph 2003
Rosel, Louise Pennington, 2002
Rosel, Louise Pennington, 2002
Ruggles, George T. "Tommy", 2001
Russell, William R. "Bill", 2001
Russell, William R. "Bill", 2001
Salyers, Daril V., 2002
Sargent, Mary Pearl 2003
Shannon, Lilly Cook, 2002
Shearer,Vincenza 2003
Shepperson, Richard 2003
Simpson, Sarah Ellen, 2002
Sims, Henry Robert "Bob", 2002
Sims, Henry Robert "Bob", 2002
Singleton, Charles A., 2002
Sinkhorn, Robert Lee, 2002
Sinkhorn, Robert L., 2002
Smith, James H. "Jimmy", 2002
Smith, Leroy, 2001
Smith, Mary, 2001
Smith, Mary Louise, 2002
Smith, Mattie Shannon, 2001
Smith, Mattie Shannon, 2002
Smith, Ruby Mae Ford, 2002
Smith, Ruby Mae Ford, 2002
Snegegar, Earl Franklin, 2003
Souleyrette,Ava Sellers, 1937
Souleyrette,Jerry Alonzo "Lon", 1964
Souleyrette, Lon Souleyrette, 1964,
Stanley, George, 2002
Sargent, Mary Pearl 2003
Stevens, Charles Edwin, 2001
Stevens, Robert M., 2001
Strevels, James M. "Jim", 2002
Stewart, Martha, 2002
Streb, Dorothy Batchelor Meekins, 2002
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Tankersley, Mary, 2002
Tankersely, Mary, 2002
Tarkington, Juliette Maxwell, 1894
Tarkington, William L., 1898
Tarkington, William L., 1898
Taylor, Mary Caldwell, 2001
Taylor, Mary Charles, 2002
Taylor, Mary Charles, 2002
Thurman, Sarah Elizabeth, 2001
Toomey, Louise Christie, 2002
Toomey, Louise Christie, 2002
True, Lucille Moore, 2003
Trumbo, Helen E., 2003
Turpin, Earl 2003
Valencia Ortiz, Juan Carlos, 2002
Valencia Ortiz, Israel, 2002
VanArsdall, J.W., 2002
Vermillion, John William, 2002
Vest, Roscoe, 2001
Vest, Roscoe, 2001
Walker, Robert Andrew, Sr., 2001
Wallace, James Claud, 2001
Wallace, James Claud, 2001
Walters, Leslie C., 1945
Watkins, Barbara 2003
Watkins, Ina Bea Phillips, 2002
Watkins, Ina Bea Phillips, 2002
Watson, James 2003
Wellersdieck, Hazelle Gillespie, 2002
West, Keith, 2002
Westerfield, Vivian Rose, 2001
Westerfield, Vivian Rose, 2001
Wethington, George, 2002
Wethington, George, 2002
Whitaker, Hunter Shawn, 2002
White, Donald Roger, 2002
Wilhite, Isabelle, 2002
Wilkins, R.W., 2002
Wilson, Ethel Johnson, 2002
Wilson, Ethel Johnson, 2002
Wilson, Forest Edward, 2002
Wilson, Forest Edward, 2002
Wilson, Melvin Guy, 2002
Wilson, Melvin Guy, 2002
Woboril, Edith, 2002
Woboril, Edith A., 2002
Wofford, Pauline Craig, 2003
Wolf, Mrs. Jennie C., 1945
Wray, Bertha Mae Bastin, 2002
Wren, Woodrow, 2002
Yates, Jr., Andrew
Yocum, Dorothy May, 2002
Yocum, Dorothy May, 2002
Yocum,John Roy, 2001
Young, Dorothy Devine, 2002
Young, Lucinda 2003
Zanone, Flossie E., 2002

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