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                  Obituaries of Kentucky Natives File #3

Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto  

Charles Brock Adams Gentry B. Anderson Bradford "Brad" Brown
Abbie N Brummett Lucy Mae Collier Kenneth Ray Davis
Fronie R. Deatherage Ivon M. Denson Mary "Maggie (Adams) Burke Dye
Elmer (Bud) Frazier Patsy E. Gordon Jesse James
Fannie Adams Kidd Ollie Kidd Walter Elmer Leece
Cora A. McCollum Carter B. McKinney Jennie R. Manuel
Joseph "Joe" Manuel Elisha G. Miracle Douglas Noland
Isabelle Oaks Robert Eugene Pepples Sr William A. Rambo
William (Gabe) Raney Dora B. Robinson James Howard Siler
Irene Simpson Mary Dye Spears William R "Jack" Spratt Sr.
Josephine Beatrice Tucker Edward L. Wade  



ADAMS- Charles Brock Adams, 87, of Route 1, Stanford, Died Sunday, April 25, 1976 at 11:30 p.m. at the Sowder Nursing Home, Brodhead, after a long illness.

  A Lincoln County Native he was a retired farmer and the son of the Late Frank Adams and Sophia Adams.

  His wife, Agnes Louise Adams, preceded him in death in 1971.

  Survivors are four sons, George, of Crab Orchard, Charles, of Nicholasville, Carl, of Sardenia, Ohio and Joseph of Nashville, Tennessee; four daughters, Mrs. Elbert Magie, Hillsboro, Ohio, Mrs. Charles Kendall, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Johnnie North, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Randy Carter, Stanford; one brother, John Adams, Bedford, Indiana; three sisters, Lelia Deatherage, Stanford, Mayme Elmore, Stanford, and Maggie Breedlove, Richmond, 30 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Beazley, Raney, Speaks & Martin Funeral Home with burial at Crab Orchard Cemetery. Joe Messer conducted the services.

  Pallbearers were Paul French, David Noeth, Greggory Magee, Ronald Magee, Buddy Adams, and Jimmy Adams.  (Agnes Louise is the second wife of James Garland James and mother of Doris Jean James)




ANDERSON- Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the time of this writing for Gentry B. Anderson, who died April 27,1976, at the age of 73. He lived with his wife, Delphia, on Chapel Gap Road near Crab Orchard. Mr. Anderson spent all his years in and around Crab Orchard with the exception of a few years during and after the Second World War. During the war, Mr. Anderson was employed at the former Crosley Corporation who operated a war factory and WLW radio station all in the same building.

  He worked at departments, the factory and the radio station. Whenever Mr. Anderson worked the radio station, he often drank coffee as well as laughed and cut up with the unknown radio personalities who worked there, hoping some day to make the big time.

  Three of Mr. Anderson's coffee friends did make it, and they were Doris Day, Andy Williams and Rosemary Clooney, all who made Hollywood film stardom.

  Later on towards the end of the war, there was a shortage of sheriff deputies for Hamilton County, which took in the Cincinnati, due to so many deputies being drafted for the armed services. Mr. Anderson served as special deputy sheriff for that county until the end of the war.

  He returned to Kentucky for good in 1952. Mr. Anderson leaves his wife, Delphia, of Crab Orchard; two sons, Maurice of Alexandria, Ky., and Lloyd of Burgin, KY. He also leaves four sisters and several grandchildren, along with nephews and nieces.


BROWN- Bradford "Brad" Brown, 74, Stanford, passed away on May 11, 1983, at the Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, Danville, of an extended illness.

  He was born on May 17, 1908, in Rockcastle County to the late Dan and Alice Southern Brown. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Mt.Zion Church of Christ.

  Survivors include one son, Oscar L. Brown, Maineville, Ohio, four daughters, Daisy Schmitz, Peggy J. French and Diann Norton, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. and Beverly Rawlings, Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Myrtle Anderson, Stanford; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 13 at Mt. Zion Church of Christ, with Austin Moberly officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Donald French, Fred Simpson, Bobby Norton, Harold Schmitz, George Rawlings, and Gail Brown.  Martin Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.


BRUMMETT-  Stanford, Ky, September 9, 1982

  Abbie N. Brummett, 64, 218 Powell Street, Stanford, passed away on September 9, 1982, at home after a long illness.

  A native of Lincoln County, Kentucky, he was born on December 4, 1917 to the late Ida Mae Pollard and William Henry Brummett.

  He was married to Ina Cottengim Brummett and was a member of the Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Stanford.

  Survivors include two sons, Gary E. Brummett, Stanford, and Lloyd N. Brummett, Perrysvile; one brother, J. W. Brummett, Stanford; four sisters, Anna M. Peavler, Stanford, Margaret Hoagland, Louisville, Florence Dye, Marion, Ohio, and Sally Catherine Baugh, Bum Sulphur, Ky;

and three grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at 2.p.m., Saturday, at the chapel of the Beazley, Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home, with Dr. John Carter officiating.

  Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.          (1982)



COLLIER- Lucy Mae Collier, 73, Route 3, Stanford, Ky, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 1983, at her home, after a short illness.

  She was born October 21, 1909, Lincoln County, retired from Palm Beach Company, Danville,, Ky. and member of the Stanford Baptist Church.

  She is survived by her husband Mallor (Ike) Collier, Stanford; two sons, Marion Stewart Collier, Tyler, Texas, and Fred Lawrence Collier, LeCanto, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Emma Roberts, Kelso, Washington; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held 2:00 m.m., Saturday, at the Morgan and Fox Funeral Home,with Rev. W.B. Casey and Rev. Larry Burcham officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.



DAVIS- Kenneth Ray Davis, 34, of Crestwood, Ky., a former Stanford native, died Monday, June 20, of a heart attack in Clarksville, Tenn. He was employed by Cal-Maine Trucking firm of Louisville.

  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Turner Davis; one daughter, Lissa Ann Davis, both of Crestwood, Ky. He is also survived by his mother, Eva Blankenship Davis, of Stanford; one brother, Robert E Davis, of Corydon, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs Mary Howson and Miss Sherrel Davis, both of Stanford; Two aunts, Mrs. Jewell Clark, of Jeffersontown, Ky., and Mrs. Geneva Parrish, of Stanford; a grandmother, Mrs, Wesley Davis, also of Stanford; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

  Pallbearers were James Clark, Jichael Turner, Ray Goodlet, Earl Clark, Richard Turner, and Robert Kelly.

  The funeral was held by Rev. Richard Bond and Rev Lloyd Zimmerman at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Thursday.


DEATHERAGE-   Fronie R. Deatherage, age 85 passed away Tuesday, November 22, 1983, at the Fort Logan Hospital after a long illeness.

  She was a native of Lincoln County and a member of the Calvary Hill Baptist Church. She was the widow of Hubert B. Deatherage, Jr., Stanford; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Lucille Goodrich and Mrs. Irene Parker, both of Frankfort; one brother, Hubert Barnett, Indianapolis, Indiana; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Otto Terry, Clarence Deatherage, Jr., Hayes Deatherage, James Deatherage, Bill Deatherage and Foster Deatherage.

  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Trayner officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.



 DENSON- Ivon M. Denson, 81, of Route 1, Crab Orchard died Friday, May, at his home after an illness of one month.

  A native of Lincoln County, he was a farmer and a member of the Ephesus Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Oma Griffin Denson; two daughters, Mrs. W. G. Henderson of Lancaster and Mrs. Stanley Brock of Route 1, Crab Orchard; five sons, Frances and Eugene both of Route 1, Waynesburg, and Cecil and James Denson both of Troy, Ohio; a brother, Stewart Denson of Route 2, Waynesburg; 31 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.  SS index- 1974


DYE -  Mary "Maggie (Adams) Burke Dye, 87, 276 Cass Ave., passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, August 2, in Cummunity MedCenter Hospital.

  She was born on June 13, 1895, in Stanford, Ky., and was a member of the Church of Christ.

   On December 29, 1917, she was married to Ples Dye, who passed away in 1930. The death of her second husband, Oscar Burke, whom she married on November 10, 1939, was in 1958.

  Surviving are five sons, George Dye and Roy Dye, both of Marion, Bill Dye, California, John Dye, Plain City, and Arlen Dye, Dallas, Texas; four daughters, Mrs Martha Rease, with whom she made her home on Cass Ave., Mrs. Walter (Bessie) Knickrehm and Mrs. Elton (Georgia) Timmons, both of Marion, and Mrs. Ed (Ermia) Hildrebrand, Ky; one brother, Willie Adams, Ky; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Reifsteck, Cincinnati, Mrs Dealy Spoonamore, Annie Manuel and Laura Pollard, all of Kentucky; 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. A daugher and sister are deceased.

  The service was conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 5, in Gunder-Hall Funeral Home, with Bro. Jack Gladwll officiating. Burail was in Marion Cemetery.               




FRAZIER- Our heart felt sympathy is extended to the family of Mr. Elmer (Bud) Frazier who passed away Oct. 9th, in Taylor Mich. He had been in ill health for some time. He was the son of the late J.H. and Mag Frazier.

  He is survived by 5 children, Mr. Bob Frazier, Mr. Eddie Frazier, Taylor Mich., Mr. Shelby Frazier, Oregon, Mrs. Darlene Runyan, Huntington, W.Va., Mrs. Shirley Roberts, California; 2 brothers, Mr. William Frazier, Lincoln Park, Mich., Mr. Edward Frazier, Pryce; and 6 sisters, Mrs. Elsie Dishon, Crab Orchard, Mrs. Beulah Granta, Clear Water, Fla., Mrs. Irine Adams, Brodhead, Mrs. Grace Blanton, Stanford, Mrs. Viola Itchue, Lincoln Park, Mich., Mrs. Ann_ Benitz, Carleton, Mich.

  Funeral services were held at Taylor, Mich., with burial in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery. Flat Rock, Mich. on Monday, Oct. 12.

  Bud was born and raised in this community and lived here until he was a young man, when he went to Mich., and had lived there since. He was well liked by all that knew him.


GORDON-  Patsy E. Gordon, 45, of Danville, Route 2, was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, after an apparent hear attack.

  A Lincoln County native, Mrs.  Gordon was the widow of Billy Gordon. A former resident of Morland, she had lived in Danville about eight years and was a member of Morland First Baptist Church. She was a daughter of Mrs. Beatrice Elder of Crab Orchard.

  Other furvivors include three sons, Randy of Danville, Route 2, Jimmy of Stanford Route 4, and Terry Gordon of Hustonville; two daughters, Mrs. Gail Richardson of Hustonville and Miss Vicky Gordon of Danville Route 2; three bothers, David Elder of Crab Orchard, Danny and Sam Elder Jr., bothof Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Brock of Crab Orchard; two stepsisters, Mr. Beulah Wilson and Mrs. Ada Martin, both of Crab Orchard and a grandaughter, Whitney Gordon of Stanford Route 4.

  Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, Moreland, by the Rev. Donnie L Stewart. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.



JAMES- Jesse James, 87, of Stanford died Friday, June 17, at Fort Logan Hospital after a long illness.

  He was a native of Lincoln County, retired farmer, member of the Pine Hall Church and son of the late Henry and Sara McKinney James. His wife, Ludema James preceded him in death.

  Survivors include 7 sons, Clark James, Stanford; Oscar James and Raymond James, both of Lexington; Ira James, Dayton, Ohio; David James, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jesse James Jr., Wayne, Michigan; T/Sgt. Howard F. James, Travis Air Force Base, California; 3 daughters, Emma James Daughtery, Lexington; Sarah James Huffaker, Houma, Louisiana; Betty James D'Arcy, Houston, Texas; 5 brothers, Ira James and Cyrus, Louisville; Claude James, Prospect; Garland James, Norwalk, California; Elbert James, Hialoa, Florida; 25 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.

  Services were held Sunday June 19, at 4 p.m. at Beazley Raney, Speaks Funeral Home with Dr. John Carter officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Henry Siler, Mac Tucker, Bob Matheny, John James, Clyde James, and Joe James.     (Before 1975?)  SS index - 1977


 KIDD- Fannie Adams Kidd, 81,of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 22, at the Providence Hospital in Cincinnati.

  Born Dec. 12, 1892, in Lincoln County, she was a member of the Stanford Church of Christ. She was a daughter of the late Andy and Jennie James Adams and the widow of Jessie Levi Kidd.

  Survivors include three sons, Henley Kidd of Waynesburg, Lawrence Kidd of Stanford and Hulen Kidd of Titusville, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hartman and Mrs. Elizabeth Hesse both of Cincinnati; 27 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, and five great- great grandchildren.

  Services were conducted at the Beazley-Raney-Speaks Funeral Home Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Hugh Thomas officiating and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.    (1974)



KIDD- Mr. Ollie Kidd, age 82, of Stanford, died Wednesday, July 1, at 11:45 a.m. at the Fort Logan Hospital following a year's illness.

  Mr. Kidd, a native of Lincoln County, was a retired farmer and a member of the Stanford Church of Christ. 

  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Susan Kidd, Stanford; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bird, Stanford; Mrs. Marie Van Arsdale, Louisville; Mrs. Pauline Reddy, Norwood Ohio; Mrs. Earline Young, Lexington; two sons, Porter Kidd, Norwood; Chester Kidd, Stanford; a brother Link Kidd, Stanford; 20 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

  Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Mr. Virgil Horseman and Mr. Charles Brown at the Morgan and Fox Funeral Home.

  Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.                       (1973)  


LEECE- Funeral service for Walter Elmer Leece of Elm St. Crab Orchard, who died Sunday, Sept 4, 1977 at the Fort Logan Hospital, were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Beazley, Raney, Speaks and Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Elmore Ray officiated with burial in Buffalo Spring Cemetery.

  A native of Rockcastle Co., he was born January 22, 1906 to the late Andrew and Betty Gaylor Leece. Mr. Leece was a retired cabinetmaker and member of the Fairview Baptist Church.

  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Vanhook Leece of Crab Orchard; one brother, Robert B, Leece of New Carlisle, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Wilburn McCollum, also of New Carlisle, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.


McCOLLUM- Cora A. McCollum, 92, of Stanford, died Thursday, March 5 at Baptist East Hospital, Louisville of a long illness. A native of Clay County she was a retied cook at Faulkners Motel and a member of Pleasant Point Baptist Church.

  Survivors include 3 sons, Reverend Oscar McCollum, Fort Meyers, Fla., Chester McCollum, Louisville and Richard McCollum, Shephersville; 5 daughters, Mrs. Gladys Burton, Taylor, Mich. Mrs. Bessie Sharpensteen, Stanford. Mrs. Mary Frease, Cypress, Calif., Mrs. Louise Shurig, Crestwood, and Mrs. Dorothy Silvers, Louisville; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and

8 great-great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Roy McGuffey, Raymond Davis, Daley Reed, Clyde James, Curtis Burton and James McCollum.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, March 8 at the Morgan and fox Funeral Home with the Reverend Charles Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.



McKINNEY- Funeral services for Carter B. McKinney, 66, a retired building contractor and concrete mason, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Fairview Baptist Church.

   The Rev. Elmore Ray officiated and burial was in Buffalo Spring Cemetery.

  Mr. McKinney, a native of Rockcastle County, died Wednesday, at Fort Logan Hospital after an illness of four months.

  He was the husband of Mrs. Christine Cowan McKinney and belonged to Fairview Baptist Church.

  Additional survivors include his father, Roscoe McKinney of Stanford; a daughter, Mrs. Mable weeks of Maryville, Tenn.; a son Paul McKinney of Mt. Carmel, Ohio; three brothers, Ira, Swannie and Bradley McKinney, all of Stanford; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 Morgan and Fox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



MANUEL-Services for Jennie R. Manuel, 82 of the Preachersville community of Lincoln County were conducted Thursday, February 19 at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home in Stanford, Burial was in Lancaster Cemetery.

  Mrs. Manuel died Monday at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford after a short illness.

  A Garrard County native, she was a member to the Preachersville United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Andrew T, Manuel.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J.H. Smith of Crab Orchard and Mrs. David Thomas of Marlow, Okla.; six sons, John A. of Lexington, Everett of Cincinnati, Ohio, David, Ollie, Jack and Raymond Manuel, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (1980)


 MANUEL- Joseph "Joe" Manuel, 66 of Lancaster Street, Crab Orchard, died Friday, February 20 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a short illness.

  He was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Lincoln County to the late John and Jennie Lawson Manuel. He was retied from General Motors where he had worked for 30 years.

  Survivors include his wife, Margie of Crab Orchard; three sons, Billie Joe of Reading, Ohio, Bobby of Benham and Clark Manuel of Nicholasville; twin daughters, Norma Jean Wallin of Lockland, Ohio and Ernestine Rapstosh of Dayton, Ohio; a brother, Raymond Manuel of Crab Orchard; two sisters, Lena Smith of Crab Orchard and Mary Jane Spears of Fairland, Ind., and nine grandchildren.

  The Rev. David Calhoun conducted services Sunday, February 22 at the Martin Funeral Home. Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Kenneth Manuel, Maurice Howard, Eric Manuel, George Barley, Jimmy Chandler?, Maurice Howard Manuel, Nicholas Joe Raptosh and Clinton W. Manuel.   (1981)


MIRACLE-  Elisha G. Miracle, 79, Maple Street, Crab Orchard, passed away on May 10, 1983, at the Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital, Danville, of an extended illness.

  He was born on December 15, 1903, in Bell County to the late Henry and Parlee Miracle. He was a retired LNRR Railroader (signal department) L & N Railroad Extra Gang; a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church; and a Kentucky Colonel. He and his wife had been married for 58 years in March. He was preceeded in death by a son, Marion, on April 27, 1980.

  Survivors include his wife, Dollie Miracle, Crab Orchard; seven sons, Milton, Clarksville, Tennessee, Johnny, Merritt Island, Fla., Lloyd, Morland, Gilbert, Cleveland, Tenn., J.C., Waynesburg, David, Crab Orchard and Bobby, Danville; three daughters, Esther Sanders, Cincinnati, Ohio, Marcia Hiatt, Crab Orchard, and Dessie Reardon, Danville; one sister, Sallie Haslett, Tipp City, Ohio; 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Crab Orchard Baptist Church with Rev. David       (rest missing)



NOLAND- Douglas Noland, 57, of Stanford, died Sunday, Sept 24 at Fort Logan Hospital after a long illness. A native of Lincoln County, he was a retired Stanford Post Master, member of Harris Memorial Methodist Church, a member of the Gideons, former Sunday School Superintendent, referee for Central Kentucky Conference and veteran of WW  II. He was the son of the late A.V. and Anna Park Noland.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs.Ovadine Noland of Stanford; 4 sisters, Misses Madge, Jean and Mem Noland all of Stanford, and Mrs. Jesse Leece of Piqua Ohio; 2 brothers, Perry Noland of Stanford and Phillip Noland of Crab Orchard.

  Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Julian Hammonds officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Bill Folger, Jack Hall, Alfred Pence Jr., Ottis Cave, George Bertram Jr., and Adam Pence.               (No year date)


OAKS- Isabelle, 83, of  Star Ave, passed away Sunday, February 12, 1984, at the Fort Logan Hospital after a short illness.

  She was born on August 19, 1900 in Lincoln County. She was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ and a housewife.

  She is survived by one son, Mr. Cloyd Oaks, Jr., Louisville; two daughers, Mrs William E. (Isabele) Carter, Route 1, Stanford, and Mrs James (Edna Jean) Saylor, Napa, California; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, at Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Horseman officiating. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery.



PEPPLES- Mr. Robert Eugene Pepples Sr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, born in Lincoln County to the late Linnie Katherine Lawrence and James Horn Pepples, died August 7, 1980,at the Fort Logan Hospital after an extended illness, at the age of 73.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Linda Kidd Pepples; two sons, Mr. Roger Lee Pepples of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mr. Robert Eugene Pepples Jr., of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Frank

(Judy Carrole) Adkinson of Hamond, Indiana; one sister, Elizabeth May Payne, of Stanford; and sever grandchildren and two nieces, Miss Johnetta Payne and Mrs. JoAnn Payne Young both of Stanford.

  Mr. Pepples was a retired employee of the model laundry in Cincinnati. He was a member of the High Point Baptist Church in West Chester, Ohio.

  Charles A. Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Cincinnati. Morgan and Fox Funeral Home rendered local services. Here, funeral arrangements were Monday, August 11th. Burial was the Vine Street Cemetery.  Rev Harrison officiated the ceremony.


RAMBO- William A. Rambo, 78, a retired postmaster, of Stanford, died Sunday, March 1 at the Fort Logan Hospital, after a six-month illness.

  He was a native of Ohio and had served as Postmaster at the Stanford Post Office for 25 years. He also worked for the State Department of Revenue for 11 years. He also belonged to Stanford Church of Christ.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Adrain Gooch of Stanford; a sister, Mrs. Marie Carter of Bowling Green: three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, at the Morgan and Fox Funeral Home.

Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.             (1981)


RANEY-  William (Gabe) Raney, 78, a retired mortician, of 508 Danville Ave., died Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 1977, at Fort Logan Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Raney was born June 6, 1899 to the late J.H. and Mattie Underwood Raney. Mr Raney retired after spending 64 years in the funeral business as a mortician and funeral director in Stanford. He had been a partner with Beazley-Raney-Speaks Funeral Home in Stanford and Crab Orchard since 1941. He began working with J.L. Beazley in 1913 and received a 50 year certificate in 1973 as funeral director and embalmer.

  A graduate of Kentucky Embalming School, Mr Raney was a member of the National and Kentucky Funeral Directors Associations. He was a director of the Buffalo Springs Cemetery Board.

  He was past president of Stanford Rotary Club, a member of Lincoln Lodge No.60 F&Am and past member of Stanford Chamber of Commerce. He was an elder and former treasurer of Standord Christian Church where he was a member of the Layman's League.

  Mr Raney is survived by his widow, Sally Lee Raney of Stanford; a sister Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Burdick of Noank, Conn.; a niece. Mrs. Randolph Damron of Stanford; and a foster daughter, Mrs Marshall Hansford of Stanford.

  Graveside services were conducted at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Buffalo Springs Cemetery. The Rev. Oscar Maves officiated.

  Those serving as pallbearers were, Tobert Baughman, Lee C. Elder, Sam Harris, Leroy Boone, Emery Wilson, H. R. SaufleyII, George Cox and Leonard Boone.


ROBINSON-  Dora B. Robinson, 69, of 210 Whitley Aven., passed away Monday, January 2, 1984, at the Fort Logan Hospital after a long illness.

   She was Born July17, 1914, in Rockcastle County. She was a housewife, and member of the Stanford Babtist Church.

  Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, John Robinson, Stanford; three daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Ann Trailor, Hustonville, Mrs. Jerry (Freida) Jones, Pasadena, Texas; and Mrs. Bill (Opal) Robertson, Stanford; four sons, Johnny Robinson, Lancaster; Mitchell Robinson, Harrodsburg; George Robinson, Stanford, Jim Robinson, Versailles;  her mother, Mrs. Mary Dailey, Stanford; one brother Henry Dailey, Danville; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Mary Lou) Berry, Stanford; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m.,Wednesday, at the Fox Funeral Home, with the Rev. Morris Trayner officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


  SILER- James Howard Siler, 52 of Clinton, Okla., was pronounced dead on arrival at Clinton Hospital Wednesday. Cause of death is unknown.

 He was in the aluminum siding business and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

 Survivors include his wife, Maxine Naylor Siler of Danville; his mother, Bertha Cain of Stanford; a son Jeff Siler of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Mr. Michael Manuel of Indianapolis, Mrs. Floyd Clouse of Edwardsburg, Mich. and Paula Siler of Danville; two brothers, Chester of Finley, Ohio and Virgil Siler Jr., of Stanford; three sisters, Elizabeth Messer of Waynesburg, Ella Mae Holtzclaw of Hubble and Phyllis Johnson of Stanford and three grandchildren.

  Funeral was held Sunday, August 24, at Morgan and Fox Funeral Home with John Arnett officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.                (No date)


SIMPSON -Irene Simpson, 49, of Crab Orchard Route 1, died Thursday, February 19 in Lancaster, Calif., as a result of an automobile accident.

  She was a native of Lincoln County and a member of the Mt. Zion Church of Christ.

  Survivors include her husband, Hulen Simpson of Crab Orchard, Route 1; a son, Johnny Simpson of Crab Orchard Route 1; a daughter, Alicia Ann Nickols? Of Monterey, Calif.,; her father, Amie Genton of Norwood, Ohio; two sisters, Lucille Benge and Wanda Thompson, both of Crab Orchard; a brother, Herman Genton of Fairfax, Ohio; five grandchildren; step mother, Mrs. Velva Genton, Norwood, Ohio; and one half brother, Ricky Genton, Norwood, Ohio.

  The Rev. Kelly Ellis conducted services Monday, February 23 at Mt. Zion Church of Christ. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.



  SPEARS- Mary Dye Spears, 62, of Rt. 1, Stanford, died Monday, March 2, at her home of a heart attack.

 A native of Beattyville, she was a housewife, a member of Pine Hall Church of Christ, Lincoln Co and the daughter of the late Pleas Dye.

  Survivors include her mother, Maggie Adams Burke of Marion, Ohio; 7 sons, Joe Spears, Marion, Ohio, Johnny Spears, St. Petersburg, Fla., George Spears, Brandford, Ohio, Harold Spears, Piqua, Ohio, Owen Spears, Eubank, Gene Spears, Stanford and Eddie Spears, Carterville; 3 daughters, Lottie Young, Marion, Oh., Dixie Farris, Stanford and Alice Spears, U.S. Army, Germany; 4 brothers, Roy Dye and George Dye, Marion Oh, and Arland Dye, Dallas Texas, Johnny Dye, Columbus, Ohio; 4 sisters, Emmar Hilderbrand, Stanford, Martha Reece, Marion, Ohio, George Elkins, Marion, Ohio, Bessie Ketcherman, Marion Ohio; and 19 grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Thursday, March 5 at Beazley Raney Speaks Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernie Carter officiating. Burial was in Pine Hall Cemetery.       (1971)


SPRATT- William R. "Jack" Spratt, Sr., 71 of 2304 Federal Ave., passed away Saturday. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Junction City, Kansas, Masonic Lodge. He was retired fro the U.S. Army and  was a veteran of WWII.

  Survivors: wife, Jerry Spratt, El Paso; daughters, Mrs. Emily Stanba;ugh, Enola, Penn., Mrs Mae Sidorski, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs Jery Ann Wheeler, Ft, Bragg, N.C., Mrs Jo Marie Fernandez, Odessa, Texas; sons, James D. Spratt, Manitou, Colorado; William Russel Spratt, Jr., Tacoma, Wash.; sister, Miss Lucille Parsons, Louisville, Ky.; 4 grandchildren.     (no date)


TUCKER-  Josephine Beatrice Tucker, 79, Route 1, Kings Mountain, Ky, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 1983, at the Fort Logan Hospital after a long illness.

  She was born on September 3, 1904, in Lincoln County. She  was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of the Methodist Church.

  She is survived by two brothers, James Tucker, Route1, Kings Mountain and Preston Tucker, Route 1, Stanford; and one sister Mrs. Jane T. Blanks, Lexington.

  Funeral services were held at the Morgan and Fox Funeral Home Monday, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Hill officiating.

  Pallbearers were Irvin Wall, Jess Clarkson, Porter Cox, Henry Clark Lair, Charles Hubbard and Tommy Napier. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


 WADE- Edward L. Wade, 74, Wyandotte, Mich., died Thursday at Riverside Hospital in Trenton, Mich. after a short illness.

  A Lincoln County native, he was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital, and a veteran of WW I and he was a member of the Methodist church.

  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elda French Wade, Wyandotte, three sons, Eddie Wade, Danville, Carter and Joe Wade, Wyandotte; one brother Wilbert Wade, Akron, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Robert Vaught, Stanford; Mrs. Alan Smith, Riverside, Oregon; Mrs. Walter Stone, Louisville, Mrs. Margaret Ray, Lexington and Mrs. James Peace, London and five grandchildren.

   Funeral services well be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan and Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Odell Leigh officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Spring Cemetery.( 1969)



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