Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames Babb to Baynham
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Bert Elgin BABB, 56, prominent farmer, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at his home near Madisonville following a long illness. He formerly lived in and near Providence. Surviving are the wife, the former Mattie FISHER, to whom he was married November 28, 1916 in East Prairie, Mo.; mother, Mrs. Opal CROWELL, near Providence; four daughters, Mrs. Wanda McKINNEY and Mrs. Ruby SIMPSON of Evansville, Miss Elizabeth Jane and Miss Norma Fay Babb, at home; five sons, Daniel Nelson, Bobbie Richard, Harold Wayne, and Wesley Ray, at home, and Cecil Frederick, of Madisonville; two sisters, Mrs. Castella McDOWELL, Providence, and Mrs. Cleo HORNING, Detroit, Mich.; four brothers, Leonard of Wheatcroft, Leamon of Hammond, Ind., Almer of Paducah, and Lester of Madisonville; and two grandchildren. The body was brought to Melton Funeral Home in Providence. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the General Baptist Church in Providence, with the Rev. Bryant WISE of Greenville and the Rev. H.B. SELF officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Shady Grove. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 22, 1952.
J.K. BABB, Providence, Route 1, received word Sunday of the death of his brother, H.E. Babb, 84, of East Prairie MO. Mr. Babb was born
and reared near Providence and lived here several years ago. He is survived by another brother, H.A. Babb, Mt. Sterling; one sister,
Mrs. Amby CUTSINGER of Detroit; and one son, Buel Babb of Detroit. Burial was in Charleston MO on Wednesday. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 15, 1958.
Pressley BABB, 23, lost his life in the service of the U.S. Navy,
according to a telegram received Tuesday morning by his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James T. Babb, Baptist Hill, and became the city's first
reported casualty of World War II. The telegram, signed by Rear
Admiral C.W. NIMITZ, chief of the Bureau of Navigation, follows: "The
Navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, Pressley
Babb, coxswain, U.S. Navy, was lost in action in the performance of
his duty and in the service of his county. The department extends to
you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss. To prevent possible
aid to our enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship or
station. If remains are recovered, they will be interred temporarily
in the locality where death occurred and you will be notified
accordingly." The young man joined the Navy in November 1937, and his
four year term of enlistment was to have ended on November 15 this
year. The last letter his parents received from him was postmarked on
Nov. 25, and in it he said he had left his home ship and was a
passenger on another on his way to the mainland to be discharged.
Following the Japanese invasion, Mr. and Mrs. Babb were constantly
worried about their son's safely until they received a telegram signed
by him dated Dec. 11, saying, "My leave has been cancelled. Don't
worry." Since his enlistment in the Navy he had served with the
Pacific fleet in many places, and for about a year had been stationed
at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His last visit home was in February, 1938.
Young Babb attended high school here through the tenth grade, and is
favorably remembered by classmates and other friends. Besides his
parents, he is survived by six brothers, Wesley, his twin, who is with
the U.S. Army at Camp Shelby, Miss., Nathaniel, Darrell, Dannie,
Jewell and Letchell, all of Providence.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 18, 1941.
Roscoe C. BABB, 51, entry foreman at Flat Creek Coal Company mine near
Madisonville, was killed instantly Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. when he went
to investigate a dynamite charge which had failed to go off. The shot
exploded as Babb was nearby. Babb made a profession of faith as a
young man and united with the General Baptist church in Crittenden
county, and had his membership there at the time of his death. Being
of a friendly and jovial disposition, he counted as his friends
everyone who knew him. Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Lena
BRANTLEY; two daughters, Mrs. Gene BURTON, Evansville, Ind., and Miss
Hazel Babb, student in Murray Teachers College; four sisters, Mrs. H.
L. LAMB of Marion, Mrs. W.D. TUDOR of Shady Grove, Mrs. Press FORD of
Providence, and Miss Iva Babb, who made her home with her brother.
The body is here at the home of Mrs. Babb's aunt, Mrs. J.D. SPENCE, on
West Main street and will remain there until time for funeral
services. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday
afternoon in Oak Grove church near Blackford, with the Rev. L.O.
NICHOLS officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.T. WINSTEAD. Burial will
be in Oak Grove cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
November 25, 1942.
Mr. and Mrs. P.C. BAILEY, near Sebree, received a telegram Tuesday from Great Lakes, Ill., saying that their son, Lt.
Robert Cammon Bailey, was killed June 4 while maneuvering over waters and that the body had not yet been recovered.
Lt. Bailey, with the Naval Air Corps, had been in service since August 1941 and spent thirteen months in the Aleutians.
He was a graduate of Sebree High School and Murray Teachers College. Lt. Bailey's wife, Second Lt. Irene WOODS Bailey,
Army Nurses Corps, is overseas, as are three brothers, M-Sgt. James Vernon Bailey, Pfc. Claud J. Bailey and Wade
Bailey BM1c. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs. James TANNER, San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Abner CATES, jr.,
Henderson, and Miss Nannie Chloe Bailey, Sebree. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 7, 1945.
Andrew F. BAKER, 67, of Henderson, formerly of Providence, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in an Evansville hospital of injuries suffered a week earlier when he fell while unloading gravel for the Kentucky State Highway Department and struck his head on a railroad car. Surviving are the wife, Jessie: two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie BRADY of Piggott, Ark., and Mrs. Kenneth POWELL of Henderson; and a brother, John, of Quilin, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at East End Tabernacle in Henderson, with the Rev. George COX and the Rev. Si CRANE officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, Providence. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 8, 1953.
Mrs. Anna Jones BAKER, 82, of Dixon died of a heart ailment Sunday in
an Evansville hospital. Mrs. Baker was the widow of the late F.M.
Baker, former Webster county attorney, coal operator and landowner.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Blanche SCHWYZER, Dixon; a brother,
Pate JONES, near Clay, five grandchildren, Mrs. John A. SMITH III, Ft.
Mitchell, Mrs. Minor J. BORK, Philadelphia, Pa., Roy BROOKS, jr.,
Dixon, Roy M. Baker, Newark, N.J., and James Baker, Camp Dix, N.J.;
and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home
in Dixon at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with G.F. WINGERTER of Evansville in
charge. Active pallbearers were J.M. RAYBURN, Calvin LISMAN, Brent
DUNCAN, Otto BRILL, C.L. RAMSEY, and Ray MELTON. Honorary pallbearers
were C.A. DORIS, M.L. BLACKWELL, G.A. CARVILL, Cosby CAMPBELL, B.W.
MAUZY, and Dr. C.M. Smith. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 15, 1942.
Essell BAKER, 23, formerly of Clay, son of Mrs. John SWEENEY, of Akron, Ohio, was killed in action in France on
July 13, according to word received by relatives in Clay. The young man was reared in Clay by his grandfather, W.B.
Baker, and went to Indianapolis, Ind., three years ago. He entered service in 1943, and received his training in New
Jersey. Last year he spent a leave in Clay, and soon afterward was sent to England. Besides his mother and
grandfather, he leaves a half-sister, Geneva Sweeney, and the stepfather, John Sweeney, of Akron.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 17, 1944. Compiler's note: Also see following article dated Dec 11 1947.
Funeral services for Pfc. Essel B. BAKER, 27, who was killed in action on July 12, 1944 near San Lo, France, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the General Baptist church in Clay. The Rev. R.T. MITCHELL officiated, assisted by the Rev. C.H. HOWARD. Military rites were conducted by the Sturgis American Legion post. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. The young man was reared in Clay by his grandfather, the late W.B. Baker. He entered service the latter part of 1941, had his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and was sent overseas in May 1942. The body was brought to Clay Friday morning from the Memphis, Tenn., distribution center, and was taken to the home of an uncle, Willie Baker. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. John SWEENEY, and a half-sister, Geneva Sweeney, of Akron, Ohio. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 11, 1947.
James P. BAKER, 71, formerly of Providence, died Friday in Detroit, Mich. Surviving are five sons, Howard, Morris, James P., and Charlie, of Detroit, and Norris of Ft. Worth, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank MARCHIONE of Longview, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Hyman TOWE of Lisman, Mrs. David BROWNING of Ashland, and Mrs. Oma Baker of St. Louis, Mo.; and two brothers, Ed Baker of Lisman and I.N. Baker, jr., of Jackson, Miss. The body was brought to Tapp Funeral Home in Providence where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. R.T. MITCHELL officiated. Burial was in Lisman cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, Septemer 15, 1955.
Mrs. Lizzie BAKER, 80, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday at her home in Lisman following a long illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James BLANKENSHIP of Lisman; a granddaughter, Mrs. H.K. STULL of Lisman; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, F.A. MITCHELL of Muskogee, Okla. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lisman Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alfred BENNETT officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 5, 1954.
Mrs. Maggie Lee BAKER, 69, of Birdsville, Livingston county, former Clay resident, died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Newman RAILEY, and Mr. Railey, near Clay, where she was visiting. She had been ill four days. Survivors are the husband, Henry B. Baker, Birdsville; one son, Fred HILL, near Clay; two daughters, Mrs. Noah KELLER, near Dixon, and Mrs. Railey; nine grandchildren; and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Lisman, with Dr. C.O. SIMPSON of Clay officiating. Burial will be in the Lisman cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 18, 1947.
Mrs. Martha BAKER, 69, Providence Negro, died Thursday a few minutes after she was struck by a pickup truck driven by Willie Wayne FREDERIC. The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the part of Highway 85 known as the extension to U.S. Highway 41. The woman died shortly after she was taken to the office of Dr. J.R. FERGUSON. Sheriff Carmon PULLAM said it was brought out at the inquest conducted by Coroner J. Murray BLUE that the woman who was walking toward Highway 41, stepped into the highway directly in the path of the truck which was being driven toward Providence. The coroner's verdict was that her death resulted from an unavoidable accident.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 23, 1950.
Mrs. Sally McKinstrey BAKER, 96, native and former school teacher in Providence, died Tuesday, March 25, in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana. For many years Mrs. Baker had made her home in Baton Rouge with a granddaughter. Among survivors is a niece,
Mrs. Basil BROOKS of Madisonville. Funeral services and burial were held in Baton Route. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, Thursday, April 3, 1958.
Thomas William BAKER, 78, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at his home at Diamond. He was a retired miner and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church, near Wheatcroft. Surviving are the wife, Effie; and a brother, Fred Baker of Mortons Gap. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home in Providence, with the Rev. Archie OLIVER officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 6, 1954. Compiler's note: Effie Baker, born 1885, buried 17 Nov 1964, is buried next to her husband at I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Wash Bail BAKER, 75, died at his home in Clay at 7:45 p.m. Saturday after an illness of several months.
Surviving are four sons, Jack and Willie Baker of Clay, Carl Baker of Indianapolis, Ind., and T-5 Frank Baker,
with the U.S. Army in France, two daughters, Mrs. Henry ABBOTT, near Clay, and Mrs. Nealy SWEENEY of
Cuyago, Ohio; three brothers, W.R. and Erve Baker of Clay, and Grant Baker of St. Louis, Mo.;
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Clay General Baptist church
at 2:30 Monday afternoon, with the Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon in charge. Burial was in I.O.O.F.
cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 26, 1944.
William Lisman BAKER, 70, well-known former Webster county resident, died suddenly following a heart attack early Wednesday morning, July 6, in a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital. A native of Lisman, Mr. Baker was a son of the late D.V. and Rella Lisman Baker. He will be remembered are a public leader and one who had the welfare of his community at heart. He attended schools in his home county and Castle Heights College. He was a prominent farmer in the county for many years. In November 1918 he married the former Miss Mary ROBERTSON of Tallahasee, later moving to that city where he was in business since 1925. Mr. Baker had been a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and a ruling elder since he was 21. He also was a Mason. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Frist Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, followed by burial there. Survivors in addition to his wife include two sons, Charles Fitzgerald of Dallas, Tex., and William Lisman of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Martha Katherine and William Lisman Baker; two sisters, Mrs. Carroll SUGG and Mrs. Thomas C. THOMSON, sr., Providence; several nieces and nephews and many other close relatives. A sister, Mrs. E.G. THOMPSON, and three brothers, D.B. Baker, Frank M. Baker, and Thomas M. Baker, preceded him in death.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Mrs. Laura McEUEN BALDWIN died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, her eighty-eighth birthday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Labe COLE, in the Corinth section near Providence, as result of a cerebral hemmorrhage. She had celebrated her birthday earlier that day with several members of her family present. Mrs. Baldwin was born February 11, 1866 on a farm east of Hanson, and was the last survivor of the family of Edward and Elizabeth McEuen, pioneer family of Hopkins county. She was a member of Providence Methodist Church, near Hanson. She had 100 descendants, including 11 children, 42 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Delia DORTCH, Mrs. Bertha HOWARD, and Mrs. Nora HAMBRICK, of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Hallie QUALLS of New Orleans, La.; Mrs. C.M. JONES of Aiken, S.C.; Mrs. Lottie McELVAIN of Hanson; Mrs. Labe Cole of Providence; Mrs. Marie FOWLER, Givens Baldwin and Deo Baldwin of Madisonville, and Harold Baldwin of Warren, Ariz. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Providence church, with the Rev. Frank Cox officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 18, 1954.
Brenda BALL, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ball, formerly of Providence, died at their home in San Rafael, Calif., Monday. The body arrived here Wednesday and is at Tapp Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be made when the parents, who are making the trip by automobile, arrive. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Linda Sue, San Rafael; grandfather, Boyd WELDON, Providence; grandmother, Mrs. Bethel YATES, Henderson; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleas Ball, Providence route 1. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 13, 1950. Next week's paper gave these additional details: "Funeral services for Brenda Ball, 3, were held at 1 p.m. Friday in Tapp Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carrol YARBROUGH officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay."
Mrs. Pearle S. BALL, 69, near Clay, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday of last week in Camp Breckinridge hospital. Surviving are two sons, Aubrey GISH, in the armed forces, and William Ball, Grandview, Wash.; a daughter, Stella WARD, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a brother, Miles HOGAN, near Clay; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma SUTTON of Henderson and Mrs. Urie POWELL, near Clay. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at New Hope church, with the Rev. Bob WALLACE officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 24, 1952.
Claud BARNES, 61, of Nebo died in Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville at 4 p.m. Tursday as the result of injuries received on
August 16 when a tree fell on him while he was cutting timber for Stanley Brothers. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Sylvelven ORSBURN
of Granite City, Ill.; four brothers, Earl Barnes of Lansing, Mich., Thomas Houston Barnes of San Diego, Calif.; Rudy E. Barnes of
Carbondale, Ill., and Wallace Barnes, Providence. The body was brought to Tapp Funeral Home in Providence, and remained there
until time for the funeral and burial, which were held at 11 o'clock this morning at Rose Creek cemetery, with the Rev. C.W. DUFFER
officiating. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 24, 1944.
Ned BARNES, 60, Madisonville, former resident of Nebo and Providence, died at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in an Evansville hospital
following a heart attack suffered a few hours after he completed his run as flagman on the L&N Flagler. Mr. Barnes was born in
Hopkins county, near Nebo, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Barnes. He was a Mason, Shriner, Elk, and member of
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Vera CATES Barnes, Madisonville; a sister, Mrs. Ernest MARTIN,
Providence; and a brother, Chester Barnes, Indianapolis, Ind. Funeral services are being held at 4 o'clock this afternoon in
Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville, with burial in Odd Fellows cemetery there.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 21, 1945.
Mrs. Victoria BARNES, 85, of Shady Grove, died at 5 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee CULLEN, in Marion. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church at Old Quinn. Surviving are the husband, William Henry; six daughters, Mrs. Cora TOWERY and Mrs. Lela Towery of Shady Grove, Mrs. Beulah BLACKBURN and Mrs. Pearl ROBERTS of Dalton, Mrs. Myrtle BRANDON of Princeton, and Mrs. Cullen of Marion; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Buford VILLINES, Dalton. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Old Quinn church, with the Rev. Harold CHRISTIAN of Hopkinsville officiating. Burial was in Barnes cemetery, Caldwell county.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 10, 1955.
William Henry BARNES, 87, retired farmer and sawmill operator, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Shelley TOWERY, Dalton rural route. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Cora TOWERY, Mrs. Beulah BLACKBURN and Mrs. Pearl ROBERTS, Dalton rural route, Mrs. Myrtle BRANDON of Princeton, and Mrs. Maudie CULLEN of Marion; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. His wife died last February. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Old Quinn Missionary Baptist Church in Caldwell county, of which he was a member. The Rev. Rudolph LANE of Princeton officiated, and burial was in the Barnes family cemetery in Caldwell county.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 15, 1955.
Charles BARNETT, 51, whose wife, the former Miss Effie JOHNSON, is a former Webster County resident, died Friday at his home in
Chicago. Surviving besides the wife are two brothers, Herbert of Manistee MI; and William of Rumford Maine; and five sisters, Mrs.
Charles CLARK and Mrs. George WORRELL of Middleboro Mass.; Mrs. Gabriel DURANT of Vanceboro Maine; Mrs. Theodore LLOYD
and Mrs. Alice Derby of Manistee, MI. The body arrived Tuesday morning at Tapp Funeral Home in Providence. Funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Star Hope Church with the Rev. Oscar DUNMAN of Manitou officiating. Burial was in the church
cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 19, 1954.
Mrs. Eliza Ann BARNETT, 78, widow of the late C.D. Barnett, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.H. GIBSON, near Tilden. Survivors besides Mrs. Gibson are two other daughters, Mrs. H.P. EDENS of Sebree, and Mrs. G.E. OGLESBY of Henderson; five sons, W.H. Barnett, Evansville, C.D. Barnett of Poole, Sam R. Barnett of Texas, H.P. and Eugene Barnett, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. R.W. BOWLES, Reed, and Mrs. Lula HORN, of Piedmont, Mo.; two brothers, F.W. CAVANAUGH, Corydon, and Lon Cavanaugh, Marion; sixteen grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. today in the General Baptist church in Poole with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE officiating, assisted by the Rev. W.W. OAKLEY. Burial was to be in Corydon cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 1946.
Miss Thula BARNETT, 52, died Tuesday at 11 p.m. in Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville where she had been a patient for a
number of years. Survivors are two brothers, Ivo Barnett, Providence, and Ewell Barnett, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; and half-sisters.
The body was brought to the home of Ivo Barnett, and funeral services are being held there at 3 o'clock this afternoon, with
burial in Lakeview cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 24, 1944.
Mrs. D.L. BARNHILL received word Wednesday of the death of her sister, Mrs. B.F. BUCHANAN, in Batavia, Ark. She was also the sister of Wade RAMSEY, near Providence. Funeral and burial were to be in Harrison, Ark., Wednesday.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 15, 1949.
Mrs. Ella Montgomery BARNHILL, 81, died at 10 p.m. Monday at her home
on Princeton street, following a heart attack suffered nearly four
hours earlier. Although she had been very ill on several occasions in
recent years, Mrs. Barnhill was active on the day of her death, and
the end was unexpected. The daughter of Thomas G. and Martha HUNTER
MONTGOMERY, Mrs. Barnhill was a descendant of one of the pioneer
families of this section, was born Jan. 19, 1860, two miles south of
Providence, and had spent her entire life in and near Providence. On
Dec. 29, 1880 she was married to John H. Barnhill, also a member of a
pioneer family, and whose father, John D. Barnhill contributed the
land where the First Baptist church stands. Her husband died Jan. 15,
1928. Mr. and Mrs. Barnhill moved from their farm to the home on
Princeton street in 1912 and she had lived there since that time. Her
youngest daughter, Mrs. Roy ALLEN, Mr. Allen, and their daughter,
Louise, also are occupants of the home. Mrs. Barnhill had been a
member of the First Baptist church for sixty-eight years, a longer
time than any other member. She was a devout Christian, actively
interested in the work of her church. Through the years she had drawn
to her an increasingly large circle of friends in all walks of life,
all of whom loved her devotedly and were loved by her. Her mind was
alert until the last and her keen memory was unimpaired in any way by
advancing age. She was considered an authority on the history of this
section, and compiled numerous scrapbooks, which have proved to be of
inestimable value to those requiring information regarding past
events. Even in times of painful illness, she never lost her
unfailing good humor and extreme kindness. Survivors are four sons,
T.K., J.C., and Leslie Barnhill, Providence, and Wm. M. Barnhill,
Tulsa, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. C.S. LYONS and Mrs. S.T. HARRIS,
Madisonville, Mrs. R.R. ROGERS, Nebo, and Mrs. Roy Allen, Providence;
fifteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Judge
T.J. Montgomery, Providence. A son, Owen Barnhill died Jan. 23, 1918.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist
church with the pastor, the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, J.C. Lyons, Joe B. Rogers,
Gene, Tommy, Robert and James Cloyd Barnhill, Virgil IVY, and Marcus
COWEN. Granddaughters and nieces assisted with the flowers. Burial
was in Big Hill cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
November 19, 1941.
Mrs. Gus BARR, mother of Mrs. Marvin BLUE, Slaughters, died at her home in Madisonville Monday morning. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Morris COTHRAN, Detroit, Mrs. C.M. VANDERPOOL, Madisonville, and Mrs. Marvin Blue, Slaughters; one son, Winfield BURNETT, Detroit, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Harris funeral home in Madisonville Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery, Madisonville. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 7, 1946.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie BARR, 85, who died last Thursday night at her home near Hanson, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Emberry church, with the Rev. MILLER officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Winnie DeMOSS and Mrs. Alma DeMoss, near Hanson, and Mrs. Charley ASHBY, Slaughters; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 19, 1951. Compiler's note: Mrs. Mollie E. Barr, September 18, 1863-June 21, 1951, is buried at Emberry Cemetery, which is located at Vandatte, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Buried next to her is Lewis A. Barr, December 18, 1847-July 23, 1939.
Mrs. Mona Lee BASSETT, 65, mother of the Rev. John Bassett, pastor of Clay Methodist Church, died at 5 p.m. Monday at her home in Evansville. Surviving are the husband, John L. Bassett; five sons, Charles of Oakland City, Ind., the Rev. John C. Bassett of Clay, George Henry and Gene of Evansville; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret MURPHY of Evansville; three brothers, Charles MOORE of Henderson, Herbert and Herman Moore of Evansville; three sisters, Mrs. George HAAS and Mrs. Hillary HERRON of Spottsville, and Mrs. James DUNN of Waverly; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock this morning at Linwood Evangelical and United Brethren Church in Evansville, with the Rev. William E. BRETT officiating. Burial will be in Smith Mills cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 10, 1953.
Mrs. Vara FORD BAYNHAM, wife of R.G. Baynham, sr., died at her home on South Broadway at 5 o'clock this morning following
an illness of two months. Born in Stewart county, Tennessee, near Cadiz, Kentucky, on Oct 25, 1881, Mrs. Baynham came to
Providence forty-six years ago at the time of her marriage to Mr. Baynham, who had come here the previous year. Mrs. Baynham
had been a member since girlhood of the Methodist church, and was a charter member of the Woman's Missionary Society of
the Providence church. Mrs. Baynham's family and her home were her chief interests. Her devotion as a wife and mother was
noteworthy, and one of her finest traits was her readiness to speak kindly of everyone. She took justifiable pride in her success
with flowers, and the beauty of the ground about her home is a testimonial of her skill. Survivors are the husband; two sons,
Richie G. Baynham, jr., Lexington, and Jefferson Baynham, Providence; four grandchildren, Mary Ann and Jefferson Baynham, jr.,
Providence, and Richie III and David, Lexington; one brother, Harold G. Ford, Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Kate ACREE, Model,
Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews. A son, Ford, died at the age of nine months, and another son at birth. Funeral
services will be held at the home at 4 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. T.G. HACKNEY, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating,
assisted by the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 14, 1945. Next issue of paper provided the following additional information:
Pallbearers were J.C. SUGG, J.E. MORGAN, C.E. WITHERS, Press Ford, K.B. WILLIAMS, and F.V. RUCKMAN.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 21, 1945.