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Obituaries From Lincoln Co, Kentucky File #4

Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto

                     

Jane Tucker Blanks Ernest Estridge Gilbert Harry Wilson Kirkpatrick Ruth Jane Price
Guin Brooks Ella Mae Girdler Margaret Laswell William Daley Reed
Charles E. Brown Albert Ray Gordon Mary Lucille McFerson Newland Scott
Lucille Waters Burgin Morrison Gover Archie (Arch) Roy Middleton Nannie Siler
Jack Catron Jesse Marion (Tommy) Griffin Maude Smith Middleton Robert Siler
Alice Chappell Ella Harris Maud Davis Morford Bessie Wade Smith
Mallon "Ike" Collier Melvin Harris Emma Belle Noland Mattie VanHook Smith
George Alfred Conatser Erma Hildebrandt Jean Noland Nellie Maria Smith and Walter Coy Smith
Betty Cordier Clifford B House Madge Noland Lula Myrtle James Tucker
Jim Cormney Willie Hunt Philip Gordon Noland Esther V VanWinkle
Everette Cowan Carl S James Betty Jane Oakes Ralph G. VanWinkle
Sheila Mae Davidson Clark James James Oakes Harold Warren Von Gruenigen
Florence K Denham Garland James Willie J. Oakes Elda M Wade
Bessy Dickerson John B James Irene James Owens Mildred Wall
Ruby Garner Elliott Joseph L James Theodore Blaine Petrey Donald Wooldridge
Sally S. Gander Raymond James Susie E. Siler Pollard Martha Wrenn
Amie Genton      

     

JAMES- John B James, Sr., 71, of Stanford, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 30, 1982, at the Fort Logan Hospital. 

  He was a retired carpenter, having been employed by Lincoln Lumber Company and Stanford Wood Products.  He is survived by his wife, Louis Smith James; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Cain, Stanford; one son, John James, Jr.,; three brothers,

Joe James, Stanford; Carl James, Cincinnati, Ohio; Clyde James, Somerset; four sisters, Myrtle Tucker, Stanford; Alice R.French, Cincinnati, Eva M. French, Wyandotte, Michigan; Ruby C. O'Dear, Akron, Ohio; Irene Owens, Daytona Beach, Florida.

   He was a member of the Stanford Baptist Church.

  Funeral services were held 2 p.m., at the Beazley, Raney Funeral Home. Dr. John Carter and Rev. Henry Flack officiated with burial in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

   Active pallbearers were Hover Godby, Ira McKinney, Clark James, James Welsh, Chester McCollum, Sherman Webb, John James, III, and Albert Manning.

  Honorary pallbearers were Lorn Atwood, Lawrence Kidd, Sam Whitaker, Egberth VanHook, Elbert Turner and Harry Saranton.

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JAMES- Carl S. James of Blue Ash, Ohio, passed away February 23, 1984, after an eight-month illness. He was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, to the late James.Garland and Frances Oakes James.

  He is survived by his wife, Leona Sowder James; one son, Bryan Lee James; two brothers, Joseph and Clyde James; five sisters, Myrtle Tucker, Ruby O'Dear, Alice French, Eva French and Irene Owens.

  He served four years in the United States Air Force during WW II.

  He had been an electrician for General Electric, Evandale, Ohio, for the past 32 years, retiring in December 1983.

  Rev. Sensabaugh, pastor of Lockland Christian Church conducted funeral services, on Monday, February 27, 1984, at Vorhis Funeral Home, Lockland, Ohio with burial in rest Haven Cemetery, Blue Ash, Ohio.

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JAMES- Joseph L. James, 80 Portman Avenue, Stanford, Kentucky, Passed away Thursday, October 11, 1984, at the Fort Logan Hospital, after a short illness.

  He was born April 15, 1904, a native of Lincoln County. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired employee of Corning Glass, Danville, Kentucky.

  Mr. James is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rosella Shaw James, Stanford; one brother, Mr Clyde James, Somerset; five sisters Mrs. Preston (Myrtle) Tucker, Stanford, Mrs. Ruby O'Dear, Akron Ohio; Mrs. Alice French, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Wm. Estel French, Wyandotte, Michigan, and Mrs. Herbert (Irene) Owens, Daytona Beach, Florida.

  Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 1984, at the Fox Funeral Home, with Mr. Kelly Ellis and Mr. Robert Slover officiating. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

  Honorary pallbearers were Albert Jackson, Arnold Stogsdill, Arthur Goodwin, Hobart Long, Melvin Conley and Charles Estes.

  Active pallbearers were Charles Brummett, Tommy and Billy Shaw Blankenship, Billy Ray, Jr., and Billy Ray Severance and Jimmy Calloway.

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OWENS- Irene James Owens passed away at her home in Daytona Beach, Fla., on July 23, 1986 after a long illness. She was born in Lincoln County on June 16, 1915. The youngest daughter of James Garland James and Frances Oakes James.

  Survivors are her husband Herbert Owens; one son, Ron Owens; and a daughter-in-law, Jennie; one grandchild, Rebecca Owens, all of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Tucker, Stanford, Mrs. Ruby O'Dear, Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Alice French, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Eva French, Wyandotte, Mich.: one brother, Clyde James of Somerset.

  Funeral and burial was at Blue Ash, Ohio on Monday, July 28, 1986.

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TUCKER- Lula Myrtle (James) Tucker, 94, of Pine Grove Community in Lincoln County, died Saturday, February 13, 1993 at the Sowders Nursing Home in Brodhead.

  A native of Lincoln County, she was born September 11,1898 to the late James Garland James and Frances Oaks James.

  Survivors include her husband Andrew Preston Tucker of the Pine Grove community; two sons,  Evan Ray Tucker of Crab Orchard and Edwin Tucker of Richmond, IN.,; two daughters, Lucille Kurta of Richmond, IN., and Louise Grover of Stanford; one brother, Clyde James of Somerset; three sisters, Alice French of Cincinnati, Oh.., Ruby Dishon O'Dear, Akron, Ohio and Eva M. French of Wyandotte, MI., 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Monday, February 15 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Curtis Herrington was officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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SILER- Mr. and Mrs. Henry Siler, Mr.and Mrs. Timothy Siler, Mrs. Ted Stickler and Mr. Jamie Stickler attended the funeral of Mrs. Nannie Siler in Winchester, Kentucky, January 28.

  Mrs. Siler, 95, was the daughter of the late Henry and Louvenia Coleman Woods and was born and raised near Ottenheim.  Her husband, Elmore Siler died in 1969.

  A son, Stanford and daughter Bourbon, preceded her in death.

  One son, Jim; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Chase of Bonita Springs, Florida; and Miss Hazel Siler; five granddaughters and two great-grandchildren survive her.

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DENHAM- Miss Florence K. Denham, 75 of Holmsted Dr., Louisville. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Nov. 22, 1909 to the late Elmer B and Nellie Hiatt Denham.

  She was a retired elementary school teacher, 22 years, in Lincoln County System, and a member of Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville.

  Survivors include 1 sister. Mrs. Lida Bell Davis, Lexington; 3 nieces, Pattie Lou Davis and Jenny K. Mayberry, both of Lexington and Marjorie Allen of Paris, Ky., ; and a friend she has lived with the past 6 years, Therese Kirchdorfer, Louisville.

  Pallbearers were Harris Rhodes, Walker Noe, Cabell Francis, Ben Gaines, John Hall and Henry Lair.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1 at the Fox Funeral Home with Dr. Harvey Richardson officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.    (1971)

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MORFORD- Maud Davis Morford, 81, of 109 Sutton Place, Lexington, widow of James Herbert Morford, died Sunday evening, Sept.,21 at St.Joseph Hospital after a brief illness.

  She was a naive of Pulaski Co. and for 40 years a resident of Tunersville community in Lincoln County and a member of the Tunersville Christian Church.

  She was a daughter of the late Sheridan and Martha Davis. She is survived by three sons, James H. Morford Jr., of Deerfield Beach, Fla., Robert Thomas Morford of Frankfort and Edwin Fl Morford of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Preston (Mary Alice) Leach of Moreland and Mrs. Robert (Nell) Beck of Lexington; ten grandsons, James Preston Leach, Michael W. Beck, Gregory S. Beck, Robert Thomas Morford, Jr., and Steven Keith Morford, all of Lexington, Edwin A. (Tony) Morford of Nicholasville, Robert P. Beck, II, of Taylors, S.C., Allen Ray Leach of Moreland, Mark Andrew Morford of Versailles, and Randall Lee Morford of Louisville, and five  great grandchildren.

  A daughter, Martha Margaret, preceded Mrs. Morford in death in 1929. She is also survived by four brothers, Ira Davis of Lexington, Ora Davis of Lancaster, William Robert Davis of Berea and Ernest P. Davis of Versailles and two sisters, Minnie Catherine Davis and Mrs. Rebecca Stinnett, both of Lexington.

  Services were held Wednesday at ____ Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington with the Rev. Martin Sanders and the Rev. Charles VanSant officiating. Committal services and burial were at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford with the Rev Arthur Clark officiating. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were her ten grandsons.

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OAKES- James, age 76, of Rt. 1, Stanford died Saturday, July 26 at Harrison Nursing Home in Lexington of a short illness. He was born May 2, 1910 in ____ Bluff, Arkansas to the late William Vernon and Emily E Oakes. He worked at the Stanford __amery and was a farmer. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. His wife preceded him in death.

  Survivors include one daughter, Betty Jane Oaks, Rt.1, Stanford; three brothers, Jason Oakes of Lancaster, Pa. and Jacob and Willie Oakes both of Tennessee; six sisters, Effie McBain of Mount View, Ark., Bertha Wicks of Greenville, Mabel White of Calif., Aleene Rice of Portland, Maine,

Ellen Arnell of Madison, Wis., and Nora Ann Sipple of Paint Lick and two half sisters, Cybil Inez and Lydia Oaks both of Larue, Ky.

  Funeral services were held Monday, July 28 at the Martin Funeral Home with Harold Carter officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Cecil Smallwood, J.C. Martin, Elmer Martin, Robbie Martin, Hubert Pence, and Sammy Pence.  1986

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WALL- Mildred Wall, 58, of Rt.3, Stanford, died Sunday, November 17 at the Fort Logan Hospital ECU

  A native of Lincoln County, she was born November 27, 1926. She was a former employee of Horseman's IGA and a member of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Fred Wall, Stanford; son, David Wall, Rt.3, Stanford; 2 brothers, Thomas L. Cormney Jr. of Louisville and James D. Cormney of Bowling Green; 1 sister, Irene Lynch, Frankfort; and 1 grandchild.

  Pallbearers were W.J. Oakes, Charles Tapp, Hayes Deatherage, Pat Peck, Phil Everett and Charles Harmon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 19 at the fox Funeral Home with Revs. Elmore Ray and Morris Trayner officiating. Burial was in the Goshen Cemetery.

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BROOKS- Guin Brooks, 55, of Watertown, New York, formerly of Stanford, died Sunday, May 11 at Watertown, New York.

  A native of Lincoln County, he was born Oct. 7, 1930. He (a “s” was placed in front of he) was a restaurant employee and a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ.

  Survivors include his (a "her" was written on top of his) father, Willie Durham, Stanford; two sons, Ronnie Smallwood, Lancaster and Danny Smallwood, Watertown, New York; one daughter, Jackie Hardwick, Stanford; two brothers Robert Durham, Waynesburg and Marion Durham, Stanford; one sister, Jackie Foley, Stanford; and two grandsons.

  Pallbearers were Glen Bailey, David Ernst, Bobby Popplewell, Jeff Stickler, Jamie Stickler and Donald Manuel.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 14 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Hodge officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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NOLAND - Madge Noland, 80, of Rt. 1, Stanford, died Tuesday, March 26 at the Fort Logan Hospital following a lengthy illness.

  Born in Lincoln County on August 27, 1904 she was a daughter of the late Anna Louise Parks and A.V.Noland. She was a member of Hebron Methodist Church and was a retired employee of Palm Beach (27) Years.

 Survivors include 2 brothers, Phillip Noland, Crab Orchard and Perry Noland, Stanford; 3 sisters, Jean Noland and Emma Bell Noland, both of Rt. 1, Stanford and Jesse Leece, Piqua, Ohio.

  Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28 at the Beazley-Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home with the Rev. Steven Seamonds officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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SILER- Robert Siler died at a Columbus, Ohio hospital, June 20, following a heart attack. Bobby as he is better known was born March 22, 1925 to the late Ledford and Ada Adams Siler in the Pine Grove community in Lincoln County.

  He married Marie Tincher of Crab Orchard and moved to Marion, Oh, where he lived at the time of his death. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of a Methodist church in Marion, Oh.

  Other survivors include two daughters, Jennie Lichtenburger and Carol Bershatz; one brother, Willie Lee Siler; four sisters, Nora Patrick, Jennie Bell Johnson, Christene Broadus, all of Ohio and Alene Selby of Las Vegas, NV. ; Four grandsons; several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Betty Jo Frazier of Stanford.  Funeral and burial was in Marion, Oh. on June 24th.   (1991)

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NOLAND- Philip Gordon Noland, 82 of Stanford St., Crab Orchard, died Saturday, January 19 at the For Logan Hospital in Stanford of an extended illness.

  He was born Sept. 25, 1908 in Lincoln County to the late Abner V. Noland and Anna Park Noland. He was a retired employee of the State Highway Dept. and a member of the Hebron Methodist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Betty Harper Noland, Crab Orchard; two sons, Wayne Gordon Noland, Hustonville, and Bobby Franklin Noland of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Sherry Lynn Irvin of Crab Orchard and Robin Louise Harris of Stanford; one brother, Perry Noland, Stanford; one sister, Jessie Paul Leece of Picqua, Oh.; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 22 at the Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Carr officiating. Burial was at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

 Pallbearers were David T. Noland, Wayne Noland Jr., Anthony Scott Noland, Howard Russell Noland, Dickie Gilbert and Ronnie Gilbert.     (1990)

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VanWINKLE- Ralph G. VanWinkle, 63, of Elm St., Crab Orchard, died Thursday, September 19 at the VA Hospital in Lexington on Leetown Road, of an extended illness.

  He was born Oct. 7, 1927 in Lincoln County to the late Frank VanWinkle and Viney Wilson VanWinkle. He was formerly a cabinetmaker in Richmond, IN. and was a WW II Army veteran.

  Survivors include one son, Gilbert Wayne VanWinkle of Seymour, In.; two brothers, Tony VanWinkle of Crab Orchard and Lawrence VanWinkle of Stanford; four sisters, Ruth Robinson, Richmond, In., Tressie Proffitt and Mary Gordon, both of Salem, In., and Marcella Singleton of Stanford; 1 grandchild and nieces, nephews and friends.

 Funeral services were held Saturday at Martin Funeral Home by Bro. Tom Crawford. Burial was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery with military rites by the Caswell Saufley Post.

 Pallbearers were Terry Pettit, Paul Maupin, Silvin Robinson Jr., Jerry Mainer, Kenneth Sterns, and Mike Elam.         (1991)

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KIRKPATRICK- Harry Wilson, 79 of 194 Cheryl Lane, Danville, died Friday, May 10 at his residence.

 A native of Lincoln county, he was born Oct.21, 1912 to the late Dora Wilson Kirkpatrick and Willaim Kirkpatrick. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife, Ruth Reed Kirkpatrick; two sons, William Wilson Kirkpatrick, Fairfield Glade, TN., and Elwood Kirpatrick, Allen Park, MI.; one daughter, Phyllis Jean Fekete, West Bloomfield, MI.; two brothers, Billy Walker Kirkpatrick, Nicholasville and Elmer Lee Kirkpatrick, Harrodsburg; one sister, Ethel Feistritzer, Hustonville; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

  Funeral services were held Monday, May 13 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro.John Lowry and Bro. Ernest Martin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

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COLLIER- Mallon "Ike" Collier, 83 of 736 Crab Orchard Road, Stanford, died Friday, Feb 15 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

  a native of Fayette County, he was born  Sept. 8, 1907 to the late Nathan Collier and Laura Collier. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Stanford Baptist Church. He was the widower of Lucy Mae Collier.

  Survivors include two sons, Marion Stewart Collier of Tyler, TX., and Fred Lawrence Collier, LeConto, FL; and one sister, Mollie Smallwood, Tanner, AL.

  Pallbearers were H.R. Saufley, Powell Martin, Noah Kirkpatrick, Tom Powers, Earl Nantz, and Jim Leigh.

  Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Stanley Stevenson officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.       (1991)

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McFERSON- Mary Lucille McFerson, 77 of 35 South Old Ottenheim Road, Stanford, died Friday, March 15 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

  A native of Lincoln County, she was born September 2, 1913 to the late William Clarence Woods and Linda James. She was a homemaker and member of Pine Grove Church of Christ. She was the widow of Roy McFerson.

  Survivors include a son, Willaim McFerson, Crab Orchard; three daughters, Lois Parker and Janet Norwalk, both of Stanford and Louis Timberlake, Moreland; one brother, Preston Woods, Florence; four sisters, Margaret Davidson, Delphie Martin and Allene Pharrish all of Stanford and Gertrude Dishon of Erlanger.

  Pallbearers were Junior Davidson, Jerry Perry, Carl Eldridge, Glenn Kidd, Jerry Davidson, and Monte Ray Davidson.

  Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Fox Funeral with Mr. Curtis Herrington officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.  (1991)

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BROWN- Charles E. Brown, 74 of 318 Hendon Ave., Stanford, died Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical in Danville.

  A native of Rockcastle County, he was born May 21, 1917 to Charles Brown. He was a Church of Christ Minister for 50 years, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired employee of Fox Funeral Home after 24 years of service. He held the longest radio program on WRSL Radio Station in Stanford.

  Survivors include his wife, Alitha Hamilton Brown, Stanford.

 Pallbearers were; Art Ogden, Danny McKibbin, Austin Mobley, Harold Carter, Curtis Herrington, and Dale Garrison.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec.8 at the Fox Funeral Home with Mr. Earl Robertson officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery...(1991)

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GANDER- Sally S. Gander, 89 of 318 Anderson Heights, Stanford, died Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Henry General Hospital in Stockbridge, GA.

 A native of Crab Orchard, she was born May 17, 1902 to the late John Lynn Smith and Lou Tate Smith. she was a retired school teacher after 31 years, a member of Stanford Presbyterian Church, a life member of Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers, an E.K.U. graduate and the widow of Fred Gander.

 Survivors include two daughters, Anna G. Perkins of Jonesboro, GA., and Freida G. Hartley of Stockton, CA; one sister, Rebecca Scott of Wickenburg, AZ.; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Fred Gander, Gary Johnson, Barry Horne, David Patrick, David Gander, and Gary Gander. Honorary pallbearers were Alvin Gander, Richard Camenisch, Henry Lair, Bill Fox, Adolph Gander and Hugh Helm.

  Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Jennings officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Danville, KY.   (1991)

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DICKERSON- Bessy Dickerson, 96, of Gravel Switch, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Friday, April 24 at her place of residence.

 She was born July 12, 1890. She was a retired employee of Kentucky State Hospital and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church. Her husband Luther Dickerson preceded her in death.

  Survivors include five nieces, Dorothy Ursprung, Gravel Stitch,, Peggy Elmore, Danville, Helen Propes, Louisville, Elnora Simpson, Lexington and Elizabeth Arnett, Columbus, Ohio; three nephews, J.A. Tucker, Shelby, Ohio, Bill Tucker, Stanford and James Holmes, Lincoln Neb.

 Funeral services were held Sunday, April 26 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Steve O'Malley officiating. Burial was in Reed Family Cemetery in Crab Orchard.   (1987)

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MIDDLETON- Archie (Arch) Roy Middleton, 87, of Danville, formerly of Crab Orchard and Stanford, died Saturday, Jan.,26 at the Autumn Field Nursing Home in Danville of an extended illness.

 Born Jan. 9, 1904 in Virginia to the late Colvin Middleton and Nancy Ann Crouse Middleton. He was a service station operator for 54 years and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his first wife Myrtle G. Middleton.

  Survivors include his wife, Margaret Middleton of Stanford; one son, William (Billy) Middleton, Junction City; three daughters, Mary Frances Young, Eva Goode, and Shirley Bowman all of Lexington; six step children; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

  Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28 at the Martin Funeral Home by Bro. Doug Lester. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Boyle County.

 Pallbearers were Bo Middleton, Gary Byrd, Jimmy Spivey, James Carmickle, Billy Chester and Billy Durham.              (1991)

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OAKES- Willie J. Oakes, 73, of 106 Allen S., Albany, Ky., formerly of Stanford, died Wednesday, January 10 at the Clinton County Hospital in Albany, Ky.

  A native of Crab Orchard, he was born Sept.12, 1916 to George Oakes and Nettie Bogie Oakes.

He was a co-owner of Stanford Ready Mix, Stanford and a member of Albany Independent Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Pitman Oakes, Albany; one son, Jerry Bruce Oakes, Stanford; one daughter, Christine Stanfield, Lexington; one sister, Etta Mae Zind, Cincinnati, OH.; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 13 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Gregory officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.      (1987) Doesn’t add up.

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SMITH- Mattie VanHook Smith, 90 of Louisville, died Friday, February 26 at the Fort Logan Hospital.

  A native of Lincoln County, she was born Aug. 22, 1897 to the late James and Martha Kidd VanHook.  She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Park Christian Church, Louisville. She was the widow of Archie Smith Sr.

  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John (Louise) James Sr., Stanford, Dorothy Sarantos and Sandy Webb, both of Louisville; a brother, Egbert VanHook, Danville; a sister, Mrs. Lorn Atwood, Stanford; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 29 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. James VanHook and Rev. Morris Trayner officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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HARRIS- Ella Harris, 87, of West St., Crab Orchard, died Saturday, October 3 at the Fort Logan Hospital of an extended illness.

  She was born in Lincoln County on March 2, 1900 to the late John Harris and Mamie Davis Harris. She was a housewife and a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ.

  Nieces and nephews and friends survive her.

  Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at the Martin Funeral Home with Harold Carter officiating. Burial was in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Raymond Manuel, Marion Smith, Bo Saylor, Billy Saylor, Victor Doyle and Bobby Martin.                  (1987)

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COWAN- Everette Cowan, 90 of 101 Powers Court, Stanford, died Thursday, January 24 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

  A native of Wayne County, he was born January 18, 1901 to the late B.M. Cowan and Charity Hardwick Cowan. He was a retired farmer and a member of Crab Orchard Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Malinda Cowan, Stanford; three sons, Eugene Cowan, Nicholasville, David Cowan, Stanford and Billy M. Cowan, Roswell; one daughter Christine Cowan McKinney, Stanford; 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Earl Lee Taylor, Kelly Mullins, Lawrence VanWinkle, Lonnie Pendergraft, Danny Lynn, and Jeff Davidson.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Gary King and Bro. Barry Delaney officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.    (1991)

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GIRDLER- Ella Mae Girdler, 61, of 4021 North Union Road in Franklin, OH, died Sunday, August 12, 1990 at the University Hospital of Cincinnati.

  A native of Casey County, she was born June 19, 1929, to Jess Sowes and Lillie Spears Sowers. She was a self-employed seamstress and homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

  Survivors include her husband Earl Jasper Birdler; her mother, Lillie Spears Sowers, Stanford; a son, Michail Earl Girdler, Middletown, OH.; a daughter, Ava Lee, Phoenix AZ; three brothers, Freeman and Jimmy Sowers, Stanford and Bobby Sowers of Palm Bay, FL.; three sisters, Frances Estes, Stanford, Jaunita Gibson, OH., and Eldean Brent, IN., and four grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 14, 1990 at Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Vola Brown officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Fox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

  Pallbearers were Tommy Brent, Tom Walker, Jeff Long, Mike Pierce, Eddie Sowers, James VanHook and Steven Ross.

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WRENN- Graveside services were held Thursday in Buffalo Springs Cemetery for Martha Wrenn, 91, who provided a telephone answering service for the community for years as a Bell Telephone operator.

  Miss Martha, as she was called along with her sister, Miss Jenny, ran the switchboard for the Stanford exchange locating people anywhere in town when the had calls and creating an early version of the conference call for chattering teenagers.

  Miss Jenny, as an operator in Stanford, was credited with starting the "Number Please?" query familiar to a generation of telephone users before dials were introduced.

  The sisters lived near what is now the Stanford-Lincoln County Industrial Park and walked to work to the telephone office then above Lincoln County Federal Savings and Loan Association.

  Mrs. Ben Gaines said she could recall as a teenager when Miss Martha would link her and several of her friends together on one line so they could talk in four-way conversations without leaving their homes. The Telephone Company now calls such linkups as conference calls.

  Mrs. Gaines also recalled how both Miss Martha and Miss Jenny, who died some years ago, would go out of their normal line of duties to track down someone who had a call anywhere around town.

  Martha Wrenn, who lived on East Main Street in Stanford, died Saturday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. A relative, Anna Lee Prince, lives there.

 She was born May 18, 1895 to John Henry Wrenn. She worked for the Telephone Company for 42 years before retiring in 1957. She was a long time member of the Harris Memorial Methodist Church.    

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Personal Ad; On May 15, 1987, Our Father, Walter Coy Smith left us. On May 17, 1989, our Dear Mother, Nellie Maria Smith joined him. The emptiness is overwhelming. There are no words to express our loss. They are walking together again on streets of gold. Others were taken that we know, but you were ours and we loved you so. To your resting place we wander, and flowers placed with care. But no one knows the heartache, as we turn and leave them there.

 Your loving children; Donna, Betsy, Charles and Amy.

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CHAPPELL- Alice, 79 of 612 Lancaster Street, Stanford, died Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

  A native of Morristown, TN. She was born April 23, 1913 to the late Joseph Buchanan and Katherine Mustin.

She was a homemaker, a member of Crab Orchard Church of God and the widow of John Chappell.

  Survivors include four sons, Johnny Chappell, Stanford, Clarence "Buddy Chappell, Lexington and Ronald Chappell Broughtontown; four daughters, Fern Godbey, Mary Lou Sowders and Catherine Dishon, all of Stanford and Ruth Pruitt of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, John Buchanan and Charles Buchanan; one sister Ella Mae Siler, Stanford; 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept.22 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Roundtree officiating. Burial was in Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery. (1992)

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VON GRUENIGEN- Harold Warren, 55 of 3040 Blue Lick Road, Stanford, died Sunday, March 29 at the Fort Logan Hospital emergency room. A Native of Lincoln County, he was born April 24, 1936 to Florence Harney Von Gruenigen and the late Werner Von Gruenigen. He was an employee of Phillips Lighing in Danville, Ky., 26 years, a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church.

 Other survivors include his wife, Nellie Hazlett Von Gruenigen of Stanford; two sons, Warren (Budgie) and Jeff Von Gruenigen both of Stanford; two daughters, Bridgett Coleman of Junction City and Karen Lynn Von Gruenigen of Stanford; one sister Aggie Lay of Dearfield Beach, Fl., and 6 grandchildren. Active pallbearers were, Harry Allen Hazlett, Jimmy Wayne Hazlett, William Hazlett, Don Houp Jr., Mark Spragens, Tommy Mason Jr., Mark Reed, Honorary pallbearers were Jack Hazlett, Tommy Mason Sr., Jimmy Floyd, Laurel Coleman, Raleigh Stonecypher, Charlie Preston and Don Houp.

   Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 1 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev Henderson Goins and Rev. Gary King officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.   1990

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HILDEBRANDT, Erma, 64, died Jan. 10, 1992 at Med-Center Hospital, Marion OH. She was born Feb 12, 1927 in Oklahoma to Pleas and Maggie Adams Dye. She lived in Lincoln County since a small child until the death of her husband Edward Hildebrandt in 1986 then she went to Marion, OH., to live with her sister, Martha Rease. She was a member of Richland Road Church of Christ. 

  Survivors include three sisters, Martha Rease, OH., Bessie Knichrehne, Florida and Georgia Timmons, Marion OH.; five brothers, Billy, Arlen Dye of California, George and Roy Dye of Marion, Oh., and John Dye of Richwood, OH.,  Services were held at Gunder'Hall Folk Funeral Directors on January 13. Burial was in a Marion Cemetery.

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CORDIER, Betty, 80, of Rt. 1 Stanford, died Thursday, May 4, 1989 at the Fort Logan ECU in Stanford. A native of Rockcastle county, she was born August 5, 1908 to the Late Ben Barnett and Lula Shepard Barnett. She was a homemaker and a member of Stanford Baptist Church. She was the widow of Ernest (Pete) Cordier.

  Survivors include three sons, Sam Cordier, Louisville, Harold Cordier, Stanford and William Cordier, Perryville; one daughter Anna Belle Chambers, Stanford; one sister Mary Thomas, Mt.Vernon; one brother, William Barnett, Tullahoma, TN; 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday May 4 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Elmore Ray officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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BURGIN, Lucille Waters, 87, of 701 East Main Street, Stanford, died Thursday, January 5, 1989 at the home of her daughter in Stanford.  A native of Lincoln Count, she was born Dec 4, 1901 to the late Joseph Waters and Rhoda Hail Waters. She was a retired school teacher (30 years at Stanford Elementary), a member of Stanford Baptist Church, Stanford Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, XYZ Club, Lincoln County Historical Society and a life time member of the Fort Logan Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and Stanford PTA. She was the widow of Welby Burgin.  Survivors include a daughter, Betsy Smith of Stanfore and two grandchildren, John and Heather Smith, Stanford.

  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, at the Stanford Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Burcham and Rev. Larry Fink officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  Fox Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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CATRON, Jack, 85 of Georgetown, Ohio, formerly of Crab Orchard, died Tuesday, December 13, 1989 in Ohio. He was born March 3, 1903 in Rockcastle County to the late Henry and Sarah Merit Catron. He was an employee of Fox Paper Mill and a farmer.

  Survivors include his wife, Minnie Nell Catron; and nieces and nephews.  He was buried in a cemetery in Reading, Ohio

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NOLAND, Emma Belle 78 of Noland Road, Stanford, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988 at her home. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Nov. 25, 1910 to the late A.V. Noland and Anna Louise Parks Noland. She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of Hebron Methodist Church.

  Survivors include two brothers, Perry Noland, Stanford and Philip Noland, Crab Orchard; a sister Jessie Leece, Piqua, Ohio; to nieces and nephews.  Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 4 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery with Steve McElroy officiating.

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NOLAND,  Jean, of Noland Rod Stanford, died Friday, Oct 28, 1988, at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. A native of Lincoln county, she is a daughter of the late A.V. Noland and Anna Louise Parks Noland. She was a homemaker, farmer and a member of Mt. Hebron Methodist Church.

 Survivors include two brothers, Perry Noland of Stanford and Phillip Noland of Crab Orchard; and two sisters, Emma Belle Noland of Stanford and Jessie Noland Leece of Piqua, Ohio.

  Pallbearers were George Pleasants, Billy Gilbert II, Gary Noland, Perry Gipson Nolnad, Wayne Noland and Bobby Noland. 

  Graveside services were held Sunday, Oct. 30 with Steve McElroy officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Fox Funeral Home was in charge of all the arrangements.

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HARRIS, Melvin, 88 of Chestnut Ridge Road, Waynesburg, died Sunday, January 29, 1989 at the Friendship House Nursing Home in Danville.  A native of Lincoln County, he was born, March 13, 1900 to the late John Smith Harris and Mary Lizie Frazier Harris. He as a farmer and a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. He was the widower of Katie Mae Lynch Harris.

 Survivors include four sons, Wallace Harris of Longview, Ill., Richard Harris of Stanford, Saley and Hershel Harris of Waynesburg; three daughters, Alice Bonta of Danville, Anna E. Cooper and Pauline Fossitt of Independence; a brother, Kelly Harris of Madison, Tenn.; four sisters, Madeline Dishon of Danville, Sally Brown and Melavee Saylor of Waynesburg and Elizabeth Harris of Taylorsville, Ill; several nieces and nephews; 29 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

 Active pallbearers were Lonnie Harris, Dennis Harris, Daniel Harris, Saley Harris, Jr., Daniel D. Cooper and Adam T. Fossitt. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Wayne Rayburn, Larry Rayburn, Melvin C. Rayburn, Clifford Rayburn, Kenneth Rayburn, Paul Rayburn, Alan Rayburn, Terry Rayburn, Robert Harris, Carl Harris, Wayne Harris, Jerry Harris, and John Smith Harris.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 31 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Scott VanDike officiating. Burial was in Mr. Hebron Baptist Cemetery.

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PRICE, Ruth Jane, 76 of Rt. I. W.B. Rigsby Lane, Crab Orchard, KY, died Monday, April 10, 1988, at her place of residence. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Sept 30, 1912 to James Shaw and Mary Wyler Shaw. She was a housewife and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

  Survivors include her husband, Clarence Price of Crab Orchard; one daughter, Peggy Jo Severance of Crab Orchard; one brother, Fred Shaw of Crab Orchard; four sisters, Ann Calloway and Mary Eliza Blankenship of Crab Orchard and Rosella James of Stanford and Emma James of Dayton, Ohio, two grandchildren, Billy Ray Severance Jr., Lexington and Debbie Price, Danville; and one great grandchild, Logan Price, Danville.

  Funeral services well be held today (Thursday) at 2 P.M.  at the Fox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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LASWELL, Margaret, 75 of Ludlow, Ky., died January 19, 1992 at the Bethseda Hospital in Cincinnati, Oh.  She was born March 18, 1916 to Newland Butt and Nanie Taylor Butt. She was a homemaker and the widow of Harrison Laswell. 

  Survivors include two sons, William Laswell of Vila Hills and Gary Laswell of Cincinnati, OH; five daughters, Edith Jan Brithaupt, Ludlow, Peggy Allen of Morresville, IN., Nancy Jackson and Betty Bishop both of Hamilton, OH and Bonita Jo Fitzpatrick of Mooreshill, IN; three sisters, Marie Redd, Stanford, Betty Austin and Violet James both of Somerset; 24 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 11a.m. at the Highland Methodist Church with Revs. Art Honican and Dennis Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Methodist Cemetery.  Barnett and Demrow Funeral home was is charge of the arrangements.

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GOVER, Morrison, 71 of Upland Drive, Stanford, died Wednesday Dec. 22, 1994 at the Royal Manor Nursing Home, Nicholasville. A native of Lincoln County, he was born August 5, 1922 to the late James Milton Gover and Nannie Leece Gover. He was a retired self-employed building contractor and a member of the Stanford Christian Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Louise Tucker Gover of Stanford; one daughter Ruth Ann Gover Shelton of Stanford; one brother, Walter Gover of Stanford; one sister Francis Rees of Connecticut; and one grandson, Brandon Gover of Stanford.

  Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 24 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Jennings officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Spring Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Bud Gover, Bryan Gover, Dexter Mullins, James Woods Adams, Jr., Glenn Click, Tommy, Michael and Keith Kirkpatrick and Bobby Gover.

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GILBERT, Ernest Estridge, 76 of Crab Orchard Road, Stanford, died Thursday, Dec 23, 1994 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. A native of Laurel County, he was born April 10, 1917 to the late J.W. Gilbert and Elizabeth Watkins Gilbert. He was a retired farmer and a member of Hebron United Methodist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Celia Burgess Gilbert of Stanford; one daughter, Ernestine Johnstone of Harrodsburg; and 2 grandchildren, Jeff Scott of Danville and Jenny E. Scott of Lexington.

Graveside services were held Sunday, Dec 36 at the Buffalo Springs Cemetery with Dr. Don Boyd officiating.  Pallbearers were Ronnie Woods Gilbert, Michael Gilbert, Bill Gilbert II, George W. Pleasants, Eric Wooldridge, Gip Noland, Chris Mingo and Sonny Johnstone.  Fox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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POLLARD, Susie E. Siler, 90 of Pollard Road, Waynesburg, died Wednesday Dec. 15, 1994 at Garrard County Memorial Hospital in Lancaster.  A native of Garrard County, she was born Feb. 24, 1903 to the late Newton C. and Laura Oaks Siler. She was a housewife, a member of Ephesus Baptist Church and the widow of Ruben Pollard.

  Survivors include a son, Hubert Pollard of Waynesbury; a daughter Florence Pollard of Waynesburg; a brother, Carl Siler of Stanford; a sister, Hattie Williams of Waynesburg; and 3 grandchildren. 

  Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Martin Funeral Home with Cecil Roundtree officiating. Burial was in Ephesus Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Jack, Joe and Larry Brown, Delmas Petrey and Elmer and Elvie Dowell.

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BLANKS, Jane Tucker, 87, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Dec 19, 1989 at the Humana Hospital in Lexington. A native of Lincoln County, she was born May 25 1902 to the late John C. Tucker and Frances Cash Tucker. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Lexington. She was a retired schoolteacher and the widow of Henry H. Blanks

  Survivors include a son, Henry (Nancy) Blanks, Memphis, TN.: a daughter, Joe Elaine Neal, Lexington; three grandsons, Glenn and Robert Neal of Lexington and Keith Blanks of Memphis, TN.; two brothers, Preston Tucker, Pine Grove and James Tucker, Kings Mountain; great grandchildren, Jamie, Scott, Travis and Christopher Neal all of Lexington.

  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a. m. today (Thursday, Dec 21) at the W.L.Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland with Rev. Terry Z. Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.

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WADE, Elda M., 79, of Flat Rock, Michigan, died Monday, July 8 at her home, Mayfair Drive, Flat Rock, Mich.  a native of Lincoln County she was born July 22, 1905. She was the widow of the late Edward L. Wade, a member of the Church of Christ and a retired Kentucky State Hospital employee. 

  Survivors include 3 sons, Eddie Wade, Danville, Joseph and Ernest Carter Wade of Wyandotte, Mich.; one sister, Selma “Zelma” Lee Richardson, Albuquerque, NM, 2 brothers, William Estil French and Leonard French, both of Wyandotte, Mich.; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Wade Vaught, Mike Wade, Bob Ed Wade, Roger Cunningham, Roger Tillett, and Jimmy Wade.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 10 at Fox Funeral Home with Mr. Charles Brown officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs cemetery.

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CORMNEY, Jim, 57, of Bowling Green died Wednesday, July 21, 1993 at the HCA Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green.   A native of Stanford, he was a consultant for Kentucky Department of Education, a member and former trustee at the Living Hope Baptist Church, Army veteran and former member of B.G.W.C. Airport Board.

  Survivors include his wife, Roberta Cormney; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Keata Brewer of Nashville, TN; one brother, Tom Cormney of Louisville; on sister, Mrs. Irene Lynch of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 13 at the Johnson-Vaugh Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green.

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JAMES, Clark, 79 of Goshen Road, Stanford, died Friday, October 29, 1993 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. A native of Lincoln County, he was born February 22, 1914 to the late Jesse James, Jr. and Ludema Gilliam James, He was a retired farmer, a veteran of the US. Army WWII and a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ. 

  Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth James Allen of Stanford; one son, Henry Clark James, Jr. Stanford; four brothers, Oscar James of Hopkinsville, David James of Cincinnati, OH, Jesse James, Jr., of Wayne, MI and Howard James, Tucson, AZ.; three sisters, Emma Daugherty of Lexington, Sara Huffaker of Homa, LA., Betty Darcy of Pasadena, TX and one granddaughter, Laura Beth James of Stanford. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the fox Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Bastin officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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ELLIOTT, Ruby Garner, 84 of Murphy Road, Stanford, died Friday, September 8, 1989 at the Fort Logan Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, she was born March 9, 1905 to the late Charlie C. Garner and Annie Buchanan Garner. She was a homemaker, and a teacher at McKinney Elementary School. She was a member of McKinney Christian Church. She was the widow of Ransom T. Elliott.

  Survivors include five sons, John G. Elliott, Charles W. Elliott, George B. Elliott, Taylor W. Elliott and Joe R. Elliott; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Tonnie? Ronnie? Elliott, Donnie Elliott, Charles Edward Elliott, George Elliott, Timmy Williams, David Noland, Dale Kirkpatrick, Rodney Sims, Robert Gregory and Jason Elliott.

 Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept 10 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Oliver and Bro. John Lowry officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens.

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HUNT, Willie, 89 of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, July 10, 1989 at his home.  He was born in Lincoln County to the late Barbara McKinney and James Hunt on August 13, 1895. He was a retired farmer, veteran of WWI and a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ.

  Survivors include his daughter, Mable Woodall, Hodgenville and one grandchild. Funeral services were held Friday, July 12 at the Pine Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Robert Cox officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Beazley-Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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SCOTT, Newland, 81, Broadhead Road, Outside Crab Orchard died Friday the age of 81.  b. August 5, 1908 d. 1989. Businessman and former postmaster.  He was a member of the Crab Orchard Masonic Lodge 636 and the American Legion. He was an U. S. Army veteran, having served in WWII. A member of the Crab Orchard Christian Church, Scott was a deacon and former Sunday school superintendent.  Mr.Scott and his wife were recognized in 1988 as Citizens of the Year in Lincoln County at the annual banquet of the Stanford-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. The recognition came as a result of the many civic and church projects the Scotts undertook in their lives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two nephews, James Wallace Gover of Owenton and Marshall Scott of Crab Orchard; two nieces, June King Bastin and Lea Wooldridge, both of Stanford. Funeral services were held Monday at the Crab Orchard Christian Church with  the Revs. Derrel Cone and Rex Dunning officiating. Burial was in Crab Orchard Cemetery, which the Scotts maintained out of their own labor and pockets.

  Pallbearers were Henry Blankenship, John Armstrong, Lawrence Goodwin, James P White, Didley Shelton Jr. and Jesse Shelton. Honorary pallbearers were Lester Bryant, Jimmy Messer, Theo Nantz, D.A. Robbins, Cabell Francis and Bert Jacobs.

s/o Farley and Blanche Newland Scott. h/o Martha Gover Scott

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REED, William Daley, died Saturday May 6, 1989 at the age of 77. The death was ruled a suicide by Scott Ernst, deputy corner. Born on Nov. 8, 1911 in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late William Shelby and Cynthia Warfield Reed. He was retired from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service after 26 years of service.

 He is survived by his wife, Marie Butt Reed; two sons, Shelby Newland Reed and William Paul Reed, both of Stanford; one daughter JoAnn Reed Davis of Waynesburg; four brothers Cecil, Walter and Charles (Sharp), all of Stanford, and Waldo Reed of Murfreesboro, TN.; two sisters, Christine Reed Cardwell and Shirley Reed Ward, both of Louisville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

  Funeral services were conducted Monday at Fox Funeral Home by Rev. Elmore Ray and Rev. Mark Clifton. Burial was at Highland Methodist Church Cemetery. Masonic services were observed Sunday evening. Pallbearers were Bill Rousey, Joe Robbins, Powell Martin, Denver Shoup, David Sims and Bill Folger. Honorary pallbearers were Jodie McBee, State Rep. Danny Ford, Estell Jenkins, US. Rep Hal Rogers, State Sen.John Rogers, Norman McGuffey, Roy McGuffey, Ralph (Pete) Reed, Gene Reed, Tommy Owens, Bill Snyder, Bobby Martin, Smith Noe, Oliver (Dooley) Miller, Clinton Sims, Bill Fox, James Harris and James Clark.

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GORDON, Albert Ray, Sr., 84 of North Main Street, Harrodsburg, died 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 9 at the St Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  Born October 28, 1908 in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Walter Lee and Fannie Harmon Gordon of Lincoln county. He was the husband of Lula Belle Tyler Gordon and a retired self-employed horse trainer and farmer. He was a member of the First Church of God on Harrodsburg Road in Danville.

  One son, Albert Ray Gordon, Jr., and one daughter, Jean Gordon Warren, precede him in death. Other survivors include two brothers, K.R. Bordon of Danville and Happy Gordon of Stanfore; three grandchildren, Barbara Bordon Shewmaker of Harrodsburg, Gary Warren of Danville, and Brenday Warren Fox of Danville; 4 Great grandchildren and 2 great -great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Friday, June 11 at the Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home with Rev. Darryl Allen officiating. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery with Dwight Gordon, Robbie Shewmaker, Clay Warren, Don Warren, Claude Wise and Eddie Carter serving as pallbearers.

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WOOLDRIDGE, Donald, 73 of Danville Ave., Stanford, died Tuesday, March 7, 1995 at the Fort Logan Hospital.  A native of Lincoln County, he was born Jan. 19, 1922 to the late Jess Wooldridge and Mattie Ellis Wooldridge. He was a retired welder for Texas Eastern Gas Company, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the Calvary Hill Baptist Church and Lincoln Masonic Lodge # 60 F&AM.

  Survivors include his wife, Louise Young Wooldridge of Stanford; one son, Donald Gary Wooldridge of Stanford; one daughter, Vicky Lee Freeman of Stanford; three brothers, Ronnie and Bobby Wooldridge of Danville and Johnny Wooldridge of Alcoa, TN.; two sisters, Betty Jean Hearld of Reynoldsburg, OH. And Emmilene Merriman of Lexington; and 4 grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Friday, March 10 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Miller officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. 

  Active pallbearers were Steve Wooldridge, Jim Baird, Dickie Kidd, Johnny Kidd, Donald Warren and Billy Kidd. Honorary pallbearers were Arch Walker, Pat Peck, Cecil Witt and Deacons of Calvary Hill Baptist Church.

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MIDDLETON, Maude Smith, 86, of Lancaster Street, Crab Orchard, died Tuesday, Han 18, 1993 at her home after a long illness. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Feb 21, 1907 to the late Richard Asberry and Emily Playforth Smigh (Smith?). She was a housewife, a member of the Mt. Zion church of Christ and the widow of Chad Middleton.

  Survivors include three sons, Chad Middleton, Jr., of Richmond, Harry Middleton of Nashville, TN., and Gene P Middleton of Harrodsburg; two daughters, Lucille Hammons of Crab Orchard and Elizabeth Adams of Harrodsburg; a sister, Mrs. Emmett (Bess) Maggard of Crab Orchard; ll. grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and a great -great grandson.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 23 at the Martin Funeral Home with Virgil Horseman and Louie Hammons officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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JAMES, Raymond, 71 of Continental Apts. Lexington died Monday, July 26, 1993 at the Humana Hospital, Lexington. A native of Lincoln County, he was born June 26, 1922 to the late Jesse Sr., and Ludema Gilliam James. He was a retired merchant, a member of the Baptist Church and a U.S. Army WWII veteran.

 Survivors include five brothers, Clark James, Stanford, Oscar James of Hopkinsville, David James of Cincinnati, OH., Jesse James, JR of Wayne, MI., and Howard James of Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Emma Daugherty of Lexington, Sara Huffaker of Homa, LA., and Betty Darcy of Pasadena, TX.

  Visitation will be Thursday 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29 at 2 p.m., at the Fox Funeral Home, Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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GRIFFIN, Jesse Marion (Tommy) 53 of Neals Creek road, Stanford, died Monday, Jan. 17, 1993 at the Fort Logan Hospital.  A native of Lincoln County, he was born Dec. 22, 1939 to the late Raymond Griffin and Reva Griffin. He was disabled.

  Survivors include his wife, Caroline Pearson Griffin of Stanford; three sons, Jessie Griffin of Danville and Brandon and Travis Griffin both of Stanford; one daughter, Sue Rayborn, Kings Mountain; eight brothers, Rancy Griffin, Rocky Griffin and Cecil Griffin all of Batavia, OH., Johnny Griffin, Joe Griffin, Ricky Griffin, Jimmy Griffin and Elmer Griffin all of Stanford; two sisters, Bertha Spradlin of Goshen, OH., and Mary Smith of Batavia, OH.,; 5 grandchildren and 22 nieces and nephews. 

 Graveside services at Robbins Cemetery will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Stan Stevenson officiating.  Pallbearers well be Leslie Bailey, Carlos Morgan, Ricky Robbins, Donald Brent, Gary Crank and Roy Baugh.

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CONATSER, George Alfred, 75 of Ottenheim Road, Waynesburg, died Saturday, October 2 at the VA Hospital in Lexington.  A native of Casey County, he was born June 2 1918 to the late Phillip Conatser and Florence Payton Conatser. He was a farmer, a veteran of WWII and a member of Stanford Nazarene Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Chandler Conatser of Waynesburg; two daughters, Wanda Louise Kopzzynski of Tacoma, WA.,and Georgia Leach of Hamilton, OH.; one half brother, Phillip Conatser of Birmingham, AL.; three sisters, Flossie Stinson of Danville, Edith VonLinger of Stanford and Ethel Coleman of McKinney; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren

  Funeral services will be held today (Thursday), October 7 at 11 a.m. at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro.Bob Lemmon officiating. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.  Caswell Saufley Post # 18 will perform graveside military rites.

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HOUSE, Clifford B., 82 year old resident of Pine Grove Road in Crab Orchard, passed away Thursday, Sept.22, 1994 at his home after an extended illness. He was born Dec.4, 1911 in Jackson County, to the late Stephen Andrew and Retta Bowling House. He was a member of the Hebron United Methodist Church, retired from Rexnord Corporation in Danville, having been a security guard, and a very proud Kentucky Colonel. 

  Survivors include his wife, Mertie Jones House of Crab Orchard; a son, Clifford House, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL.; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a host of cousins.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 25 at the McKnight-Martin funeral Home in Crab Orchard with Rev. Don Hatton officiating, Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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SMITH, Bessie Wade, 91 of Somerset St., died Saturday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.  Born April 24, 1902 to the late Joseph Burnett and Maggie Elmore Wade, she was a nurse in the operation room at Ephraim McDowell Hospital for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Danville. She was the widow of Allen C. Smith and John Selch.

  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Walter Stone, of Louisville; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. William (Margaret) Teater of Stanford, James E. Wade of Danville and Judy Wade of Richmond. Rev. Jim Linn held funeral services Wednesday, Feb. 23 at the Stith Funeral Home. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

 Pallbearers were John Sims, John West, Ray Tillett and Bruce Petrie.

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DAVIDSON, Sheila Mae, 35 of Neals Creek School Road, Stanford, died Sunday, Jan 28, 1996 at the Casey County Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, she was born Feb. 20, 1960 to Robert L. Davidson and Elizabeth Jarvis Davidson, both of Stanford. She was a self-employed residential house cleaner and attended the Church of God in Junction City.

  Other survivors include a sister, Judy D. Wright of Eubank; paternal grandmother, Margaret Davidson Middleton of Stanford; and one niece, Carla Kay Wright of Eubank.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Fox Funeral Home with Bro. Curtis Williams officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Gardens.

  Pallbearers were Danny Gelenbeck, Junior Davidson, Robert L. Davidson, Kenneth Dale Coffee, Jr., and Melvin Jarvis. Honorary pallbearers were Charles E. Walls, Bobby Baker, Brian Pennington, Dickie Cooper, Dick Cooper, and Bill Fox.

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OAKES, Betty Jane, 57 of Pine Grove Road, Stanford, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1993 at her home. A native of Lincoln County, she was born July 21, 1936 to the late James and Delphia Spears. She was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ.

  Survivors include a friend, Cecil Smallwood who provided a home for her; and several nephews.

  Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Martin Funeral Home with Bor. Harold Carter officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

  Pallbearers were Steve Spears, Ronnie Smallwood, Hubert Pence, Ted Stickler, Cecil Smallwood and Milburn Cornett.

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GENTON, Amie, 90 of Buxton Ave., Norwood, OH., died Thursday, March 30 in Norwood of natural causes.  A native of Crab Orchard, he was born Feb. 25, 1905 to Luis and Sophia Goepp Genton. He was a member of Lockland Church of Christ in Ohio, and retired from General Motors after working there for 33 years. A daughter, Irene Simpson, preceded him in death, two sons Oscar and Robin Genton and his first wife, Emma Genton.

  Survivors include his wife, Velva B. Simpson Genton; two sons, Rick Genton of Norwood and Herman Genton of Fairfax, OH; two daughters, Lucille Benge and Wanda Thompson, both of crab Orchard; two brothers, Ernest Genton of Indiana and Charlie Genton of Louisville; three sisters, Helen Davis of Indiana, and Selma French and Ida Genton, both of Cincinnati; 19 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 2 great -great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 4 at the McKnight-Martin Funeral Home. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.

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JAMES, Garland, 88, died in California. He was a son of the late Henry and Sarah McKenney James born in Lincoln County at Pine Grove. He went to Louisville and worked for the Courier Journal newspaper for several years. Later he, his wife Jerry and two sons went to California where he worked for a newspaper until he retired.

  He was from a large family. Only one survives, Elbert James of Florida and two sons, bobby and Jack and grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Kentucky.

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VANWINKLE, Esther V. , 93 of Rising Sun  Health Care Center in Harrison, In., died Friday, April 14 at the Rising Sun Health Care Center.

  A native of Flag Pond, TN., she was born July 9, 1901 to the late Jesse Rice and Almedia Stockton Rice. She was the widow of Jim VanWinkle.  Survivors include two sisters, Velva Gourley of Western Hills, OH., and Vesta Hinkle of Briston, TN.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18 at the Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. Gary King officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Fox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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PETREY, Theodore Blaine Petrey, 85 of Crab Orchard, died Friday, Jan 17, 1997 at the Rockcastle County Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

  A native of Ottenheim, he was born Nov. 3, 1911 to the late James Mack and Viettle Murphy Petrey. He was retired from Lunkerheimer Valve Co. in Cincinnati, OH. And member of the Pine Hall Church of Christ, and a WWII Army veteran.

  Survivors include his wife, Mary Schaller Petrey of Crab Orchard; one daughter, Pamela Lunceford of Brodhead; two sons, Blaine Petrey of Harrisburg, NC., and Charlie Petrey of Crab Orchard; one sister, Elizabeth McGuire of Stanford; one brother, James Cooper Petrey of Cincinnati, OH., 8 grandchildren; and  5 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan 19 at the McKnight-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Cecil Roundtree officiating. Burial was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery.

   Graveside military rites were performed by Caswell Saufley American Legion Post # 18 of Stanford.

  Active pallbearers were Norman Cartee, Joe Morhinner, Donald Kocher, Bill Petrey, Danny Lunceford, and Brian Petrey. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Terry, Tim Smith, Jerry Genton, L