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Interior Journal - Lincoln County, Kentucky Natives VI File #6

Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto


BAUGH, Sally Katherine Brumett HERRINGTON, Elizabeth Westerfield RAINS, Ralph
BRANHAM, Gracie Dean Singleton JAMES, Barbara RICHARDSON, Zelma Lee French Dishon
DAVIS, Eva Blankenship JAMES, Garland RUDDLE, Leona
DISHON, Alonzo McWILLIAMS, Jewell SILER, Ada Florence
DOAN, Martha Campbell MYERS, Katherine TUCKER, Andrew Preston “Pet”
FRENCH, Leslie, J PATRICK, Nora Siler WARE, Lucy Lee
GAINES, Benjamin J POLLARD, Ruben









BAUGH, Sally Katherine Brumett, 83 of Melbourne, FL., formerly of Crab Orchard, died Monday, March 6, 1995 at the Beverly Oaks Nursing Home in Melbourne.

 A native of Maywood, she was born July 17, 1911 to the late Henry and Mary Pollard Brumett. She was a member of the Baptist Church, a devoted homemaker, and the widow of Charlie Baugh.

 Survivors include five sons: William Henry Baugh of Louisville, Edward Earl Baugh of Cleveland, OH., Allen Craig  Baugh of Frankfort, KY., Charles Wesley Baugh of Loraine, OH., and Raymond Pat Baugh of Crab Orchard; two daughters, Alice Lee Klara of Palm Bay, FL., and Laura Pearl Brown of Foley, AL.,; two sisters, Anna Peavler of Stanford and Florence Dye of Marion OH., and 16 grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at the McKnight-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Roundtree officiating. Burial will be in the Crab Orchard Cemetery.


BRANHAM, Gracie Dean Singleton, 82, died in Indianapolis, IN. She was born in Bell County to the late John and Mamie Brummitt Singleton, but came to near Ottenheim as a small child, where she lived and went to school. She was married to the late Benny Petrey and the late Mr. Branham. A son survives Lonnie Petrey of Indianapolis. Burial was in an Indianapolis cemetery.

After 1995


DAVIS, Eva Blankenship, 86 of Stanford, died Friday, May 30 at the Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

 A native of Preachersville in Lincoln County, she was born March 7, 1911 to the late Fount Blankenship and Minnie Wore Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Stanford Nazarene Church.

 Survivors include one son, Robert E. Davis of Stanford; one daughter, Sherrel Davis Pyle of Stanford; one brother, George Blankenship of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Monday, June 2 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Preachersville Cemetery.   (1997)


DISHON, Alonzo, Word was received of the death of Alonzo Dishon who died on Nov. 17, 1994 at his home in Okeechobee, FL., after a long illness. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Chris and Nettie Padgett Dishon. His wife, Mable Wilder Dishon; a son Wendell Dishon of Michigan; three grandchildren; step grandchildren; and four brothers, James, Melvin, Clarence and Bill Dishon survive him. Funeral services were held at Buck Head Ridge Christian Church Okeechobee, where he was a member.

  DOAN, Martha Campbell, 82 of Stanford, died Wednesday, May 25, 1994 at the Fort Logan Hospital Extended Care in Stanford.

 A native of Lincoln County, she was born Dec 15, 1911 to the late E. B. Campbell and Ellen Ball Campbell. She was a homemaker, a member of the Stanford Presbyterian Church, and the widow of Orderly S. Doan.

 Survivors include on sister, Mrs. James (Eleanor Campbell) Harris of Stanford; three nieces, Jane Saufley of Danville, Linda Best of Lexington and Martha Bastin of Florida; and one nephew, James R. Harris, Stanford.

Private services were held Friday, May 27 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Jennings officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.


FRENCH, Leslie, J., husband of Lucy Constant French, devoted father of Joanne, devoted brother of Elda M. Wade, Zelma Lee Richardson, Wm. Estel French and Leonard French, died Wednesday, January 30, 1985. Friends may call at the Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH. on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10:45 a.m. Contributions may be made to the Southwestern Ohio Lung Association.

 (Leslie is the son of the late John W. and Martha Doan French)


GAINES, Benjamin J. Sr. died on April 17, 1997. He was a member of the committee that formulated the Lincoln County Educational Fund’s financial assistance program, which first met July 20, 1992. He was an active participant in several meetings of the committee. His sage advice was of much benefit in the development of the program.

 The ensuing corporation, Lincoln County Education Fund, Inc., was formed July 26, 1993 and Ben was one of its first directors. He served in that capacity until his death.

 Ben was a faithful supporter of the youth of Lincoln County, and was dedicated to the work and success of the Fund. His presence, advice, and work on behalf of the Fund’s program will be sorely missed.

HERRINGTON, Elizabeth Westerfield, 75 of Stanford, died Wednesday, August 21 at the home of her daughter, Brenda Caudill, in Stanford.

 A native of Lincoln County, she was born Sept. 29, 1920 to the late John David Westerfield and Mary Alice McCowan Westerfield. She was a homemaker, a former employee of Palm Beach Co. in Danville, and a member of the New Bethel Church of Christ.

 Survivors include her husband, Victor Curtis Herrington of Stanford; one son, Curtis Allen Herrington of Stanford; five daughters, Brenda Caudill, Connie Taylor and Judy Henderson, all of Stanford, Beverly Gail Peterman of Mt. Joy, Pa and Debbie Popplewell of Georgetown; one brother, J. D. Westerfield of Danville; four sisters, Edith Henson of Stanford, Mattie Bell Hasty, Mary Katherine Banker and Martha Ann Cox, all of Cincinnati, OH.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Fox Funeral Home with Harold Carter and Wayne Galloway officiating. Burial was in Danville Memorial Garden.

 Pallbearers were Mike and Mark Taylor, Scott Caudill, Bob and Bobby D. Popplewell and Brian Peterman.


JAMES, Barbara was hit and killed by a car in Dayton, OH. She was the widow of Ira James born and raised in Lincoln County, son of the late Jessie and Loudema James. She was 60 years old and is survived by a daughter, Debbie James and son, Mark James. She was a sister-in-law of the late Clark James of Stanford.  (Ca. 1995)


90 years ago.  Garland James died at his home of pneumonia at age 77. For 16 days he hovered between life and death. On last Thursday morning the spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. He was a devout member of the church and had professed religion early in life. No man ever walked the path of life any more circumspectly than he and was loved and admired by all and had a host of friends both rich and poor. He was known all over this section as “ Uncle Garl”.

He left an aged wife and four children. Elder J.G. Livingston, he being the deceased’s favorite preacher, conducted the funeral service. At the close of the service there was scarcely a dry eye in the room. The remains were laid to rest in the Abraham (Abrahms) burial ground.  (He died in 1905 and was the son of Thomas James & Elizabeth “Betsy” Kelly James)

  Author, F.L.Davis


  McWILLIAMS, Jewell, Miss Jewell McWilliams who began her career in the Lincoln County Courthouse in 1924, died Tuesday, Dec 10, 1991 at the age of 87.

 Known both affectionately and respectfully as “Miss Jewell,” she spent 34 years working in and around the courthouse both in public office and as secretary to the late Kelly Francis, an attorney.

 Miss McWilliams served 12 years as circuit court clerk, retiring at the end of 1969. She also was a long time deputy to Count Clerk Vic Gilliland.

  Although appointed to both offices initially to fill unexpired terms, Miss McWilliams was so popular and respected that she ran for election on her own as a Democrat. She never faced opposition.

 “She was a fine lady,” said William E. Folger, who succeeded Miss McWilliams in the county clerk’s office. “Miss Jewell was just like her name, she was a jewell.

 She was born Nov. 29, 1904 in Pulaski County to the late Dr. Wiley E. and Lola Brown McWilliams.

 Miss McWilliams is survived by two brothers, Charles MeWilliams of Lexington and John McWilliams of Somerset; two sisters, Lola Fingerle of New Albany, IN., and Peryda Pike of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Stan Stevenson at Fox Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

 Pallbearers will be Cabell D.Francis, Harris Rhodes, Louis Stotz, Jack Pike, Lowell Atwood and Marvin Cornett. Honorary pallbearers will be all the attorneys in Lincoln County and Ed Southard.


MYERS, Katherine, 84 of Stanford, died Thursday, May 29 at the Fort Logan Extended Care in Stanford.

  A native of Garrard County, she was born Sept. 5, 1912 to the late John Jacob Myers and Rebecca Meshan Myers. She was a housewife, a farmer, and a member of Harris Memorial United Methodist Church. She attended Murray State College on a basketball scholarship in 1931.

 Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Robert (Beatrice) Matheny in Stanford; one niece, Judy Herrick of Alexandria, VA.; one nephew, John Matheny of Georgetown; and two great nephews, Greg Matheny of Mayslick.

 Pallbearers were Tom Herrick, Gary Jenkins, Tommy Gooch, Denny Lair, Shea Lair and Cabell Francis II.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, June 1 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beck officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.  (1997


  PATRICK, Nora Siler, 80 of Stanford, died Thursday, Aug 29, 1996 at the Fort Logan Hospital Stanford.

 A native of Lincoln County, she was born March 26, 1916 to the late Ledford Siler and Ada Adams Siler. She was a retired Cheney Paper Miller worker in Franklin, OH., and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Franklin, OH.

 Survivors include a daughter, Betty Frazier of Stanford; a stepdaughter, Shelia Armstrong of Bloomfield Hills, MI.; one brother, Willie Lee Siler of Marion, OH.; two sisters, Jennie Johnson of Germantown, OH., and Cristine Broaddus of West Carrolton, OH.; and 3 step grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Easton-Anderson Funeral Home in Franklin, OH., with Rev. James Stern officiating. Burial was in Springboro Cemetery in Franklin, OH.

 Fox Funeral Home was in Charge of the local arrangements.


POLLARD, Ruben, 94 of Waynesburg, died Tuesday, Sept 22, 1992 at Ephriam McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

 The Lincoln County native was a retired farmer. Mr. Pollard was born June 26. 1889 to the late Jackson (Jack) Pollard and Sallie Adams Pollard. He was a member of the Ephesus Baptist Church.

 He is survived by his wife, Susie E. Siler Pollard of Waynesburg; a son, Hubert Pollard of Waynesburg; a daughter, Florence Pollard of Waynesburg; a sister, Irene Brown of Waynesburg; a half-brother, Ernest “Pete” Blanton of Crab Orchard; and three grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Friday at Martin Funeral Home in Crab Orchard, led by Bro. Charles Woodcock and Bro. Cecil Roundtree. Burial was in Ephesus Cemetery.

 Active pallbearers were Delmas Petrey, Albert Petrey, William Davis, Jack Brown, Joe Brown and Larry Brown. Honorary pallbearers were Elvie Dowell and Elmer Dowell.


RAINS, Ralph – June 1993 Ottenheim. Word was received from Valley Station, Mr. Ralph Rains, husband of the late Freda Ensslin Rains passed away June 14, 1993 after a long illness. May he rest in peace.

 RICHARDSON, Zelma Lee French Dishon, of White Lake, Michigan died April 14, 1992 at 74 years of age. Dear mother of Wendell (Karen) Dishon. Dear sister of William E. and Leonard French. Funeral services were Thursday, April 16th from the Elton Black & Son Trust 100 Funeral Home, Union Lake, Michigan. Interment, Ferndale Cemetery, Riverview, MI. The family request memorial contributions are made to the St.Matthews Lutheran Church (Organ Fund)

 (Zelma is the daughter of the late John W. and Martha Doan French)


RUDDLE, Leona, June 1993 Ottenheim, We of our community express our deepest sympathy to the Richard Ruddle family at the loss of their loved one Leona, wife of Richard Ruddle who passed away June 7th following a car wreck near Lexington. She will be remembered as Leona Wentzel, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. John Wentzel. May she rest in peace.


SILER, Ada Florence, age 81, of Stanford, died Sunday Nov. 19 at the Fort Logan Hospital after a long illness.

 A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Siler was a member of the Pine Hall Church of Christ. She was the widow of Ledford C. Siler, who died in 1956.

 Survivors include seven daughters, Mrs. Robert Harris and Mrs. Charles Broaddus both of West Carrolton, Ohio; Mrs. Lawrence Holtzclaw of Carlisle, Ohio; Mrs. Raymond Patrick of Franklin, Ohio; Mrs. Vic Selby of Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. B.H. Johnson of Germantown, Ohio and Mrs. William Frazier of Lincoln Park, Mich; three sons, Jasper Siler of Stanford, Willie Lee and Robert Siler both of Marion, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 Services were conducted at the Beazley, Raney and Speaks Funeral Home Wednesday, Nov., 22 at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


TUCKER, Andrew Preston “Pet”, 95 of Stanford, died Monday March 13, 1995 at the Sowders Nursing Home, Brodhead.

 A native of Lincoln County, he was born Sept. 2, 1899 to the late John C. Tucker and Fannie Cash Tucker. He was a retired farmer and the widower of Lula Myrtle James Tucker.

 Survivors include two sons, Evan Ray (Buddy) Tucker of Crab Orchard and Edwin Tucker of Richmond, IN.; two daughters, Louise Gover of Stanford and Lucille Kurtz of Richmond, IN.; one brother, James Tucker of Kings Mountain; 8 grandchildren; and several great and great-great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15 at the Fox Funeral Home with Curtis A. Herrington officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.


WARE, Lucy Lee, 71, of Stanford House Nursing Home, Stanford, died Thursday July 12, 1990 at the Fort Logan Hospital.

 A native of Lincoln County, she was born May 13, 1919 to Roy M. Ware and Carrie Wade Ware. She was a homemaker and a member of Stanford Baptist Church.

 Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Tillett, Stanford and Mable Cornett, London; two nieces, Donna Singleton and Millie Owens, London; and one nephew, Rogert? (Roger?) (Robert?) Tillett, Danville.

  Funeral services were held Saturday, July 14 at the Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Elmore Ray officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, KY.