Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames Dockery to Dougherty
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Edward Ashmore DOCKERY, 76, of Dawson Springs rural route, formerly of Providence, died at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., following several months' illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel McCARTY of Hopkinsville; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan Dockery of Madisonville, and Wesley Dockery, Dawson Springs rural route. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Melton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating. Burial was in Big Hill cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 22, 1954.
Twila Lynn DONAHOO, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Earl Donahoo of Sebree, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Methodist
Hospital in Henderson. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Zoe Ellen; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norris CROWLEY of Poole
and John Donahoo of Sebree; and great-grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle FREDERICK of Sebree, Mrs. Claudia Crowley of Dixon, and
Everett OSBORNE of Poole. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tompkins Chapel in Sebree, with the Rev. W.B. WEBB
officiating. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery, Sebree. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 7, 1960.
Robert D. DONOVAN, 83, of St. Louis, former Webster county resident, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the home of a daughter Mrs. J.D. BLACKBURN, and Mr. Blackburn in Clay. He suffered a stroke on Feb. 23 and was brought to Clay from a St. Louis hospital on March 13. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Ora Donovan; six daughters, Mrs. Tom BRUCE, Evansville, Mrs. Ted DILLAN of Detroit, Mrs. Rupert Blackburn, Mrs. Fred DILLS, Mrs. J.D. Blackburn, and Mrs. Frankie WINSTEAD of Clay; two sons, Robert Donovan of Evansville and Lt. Alzie Donovan, San Antonio, Tex.; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several brothers. Mr. Donovan was born in Ireland and came to the United (unreadable sentence). Funeral services are being held at 3 o'clock this afternoon in Franklin Funeral Home in Clay. Burial is to be in Lakeview cemetery, Providence.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 4, 1946.
Charles A. DORIS, 82, organizer and cashier for nearly half a century
of the Dixon Bank and Trust Company, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. in his
home in Dixon, following an illness of three weeks. Mr. Doris spent a
few days during his illness in an Evansville hospital, and the
remainder of the time at his home. Born in Providence, on Dec. 16,
1860, Mr. Doris moved to Dixon when a small child and lived there the
rest of his life. On May 29, 1876, when only fifteen years of age,
Mr. Doris became deputy county court clerk under D.C. YARBROUGH, and
served in that capacity for six years. On Sept. 4, 1882, he qualified
as county court clerk and served three terms, a total of twelve years
in the office. Mr. Doris organized the Dixon Bank and Trust Company
on Sept. 29, 1894, serving as cashier, a position which he held
continuously until his death. His was the distinction of being the
only person in the office of cashier during the forty-nine years of
the bank's existence. Only one person, J.W. HENSON, of Henderson, of
the original sixteen stockholders in the bank, is still living. Mr.
Doris was one of the county's most widely known and high respected
men. His honesty and integrity were uppermost among his admirable
qualities. Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Cornelia JACKSON;
two daughters, Mrs. W.A. BIGGS of Evansville, and Mrs. Owen SUTTON of
Dixon; two sons, Kenneth Doris of Cincinnati, Ohio, city editor of the
Cincinnati Enquirer, and Dr. Jackson Doris, dentist, of Winslow, Ind.;
and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home at 4
p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon officiating. Burial
will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon. Providence Journal-Enterprise,
Thursday, August 12, 1943.
Mrs. Florence DORRIS, 82, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. PARRIS following an illness of
pneumonia. She was the widow of the late Burnell Dorris. Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Martha Ellen Dorris and Mrs.
Julia Dorris, Providence, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Primitive
Baptist church, with the Rev. Gordon HEARON of Clay officiating. Nephews served as pallbearers. Burial was in Cullen
cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 13, 1944.
George C. DORRIS, 69, of Seattle, Wash., former Providence resident, died April 22 in a Seattle hospital. Surviving are the wife; a son, William of Iowa; three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. R.E. BOZARTH of Providence; brother, Gilbert Dorris of Pontiac, Mich., and half-sister, Mrs. Joe TRAVIS, Pontiac. Funeral and burial were in Billings, Mont., his former home. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 29, 1954.
Henry Webster DORRIS, 77, died at his home, Nebo route 2, Monday at 2
p.m. Survivors are three sons, J.E., Eldorado, Ill., R.C.,
Providence, and Charles Dorris, in service overseas with the army;
eight daughters, Mrs. Edd HOLLAND, Dekoven, Mrs. Elvie BRADEN,
Evansville, Mrs. Huren WILKERSON, Dixon, Mrs. Donald LAMPHERE,
Indianapolis, Inc., Mrs. Otto TODD, Henderson, Mrs. Prudence Dorris,
Owensboro, Misses Rita and Earldean Dorris, Nebo; thirty-two
grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. A.J.
CURRY, Providence; and two brothers, Edd Dorris of Evansville, and J.
Carlton Dorris, Providence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday in the Diamond Baptist church, with the Rev. E.G. SISK
officiating. Burial was in Cullen cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1943. Compiler's note: See his brother Joseph Carleton Dorris' obituary in this collection.
John Burnell DORRIS, 67, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday in the home of his son, Raymond Dorris, on North Broadway. He had been ill since suffering a stroke eight weeks ago. Mr. Dorris, a retired farmer, lived two and a half miles south of Providence until his wife's death in 1942 when he moved to town. Survivors are two sons, Raymond, Providence, and Cleve Dorris, Madisonville; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Avis TRAVIS, Pontiac, Mich.; a half-sister, Mrs. Rupert BOZARTH, Providence; and two half-brothers, George Dorris of Montana and Gilbert Dorris, Pontiac, Mich. Funeral services were to be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dorris, with the Rev. Wade PERKINS of Mayfield officiating. Burial was to be in Fox cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 1946. Compiler's note: His wife Verna Etta Dorris' obituary is also in this collection.
Joseph Carleton DORRIS, 89, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in Bethany rest home in Evansville. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. P.L. KNIGHT, of Evansville, and Mrs. Steve ROBERTS, of Henderson; three sons, Joseph, of Evansville, Clay, of Herrin, Ill., and John, of Providence; a brother, Ed, of Evansville; and a sister, Mrs. Annie CURRY, Providence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in Primitive Baptist church in Providence, with Elder Gordon HEARON, of Clay officiating. Burial was in Cullen cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 16, 1950.
Richard F. DORRIS, 73, formerly of Providence, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at his home in Evansville. Surviving are the wife, Odie L., Evansville; a daughter, Mrs. Lois THACKER of Greenville, Ill.; two sons, Ernest and Clifton of Evansville; a step-son, Orval of Evansville; four brothers, Charles of Wichita, Kan., Chester and Mark of Evansville, and Wesley of Princeton; a sister, Mrs. Mabel SEN of Farmersville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tapp Funeral Home in Providence, with the Rev. BUTLER of Evansville officiating. Burial was in Fox cemetery near Providence.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
August 7, 1952.
Funeral services for Robert William DORRIS, 79, who died Monday, July 24, in Los Angeles, Calif., were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Providence. The pastor, the Rev. R.T. MITCHELL, officiated, assisted by the Rev. J.R. KING, of Blackford, and burial was in Lakeview cemetery. The body was brought to Melton Funeral Home Thursday. All of his children, six daughters and one son, came from their homes for the services.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 3, 1950.
Mrs. Ruth DORRIS, 50, of Providence, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in an Evansville hospital. Surviving are the husband, Charlie Dorris; two daughters, Mrs. R.B. HARPER of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Mrs. James LOVAN of Madisonville; one son, Kenneth, of Providence; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Clifton DODDS, Providence rural route, and Baxter Dodds, Providence policeman. The body is at Melton Funeral Home and will remain there until time for the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Pleasant Valley Church, with the Rev. Carl HARKINS officiating. Burial will be in Big Hill cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
August 27, 1953. Compiler's note: Chas. W. Dorris, World War I Vet, 9 Dec 1895-1 Dec 1961, is buried next to Ruth D. Dorris, 16 Apr 1903-25 Aug 1953.
Mrs. Verna Etta DORRIS, 56, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at her home on
the Pleasant Valley road, near Providence, following an illness of
several years. Mrs. Dorris was a member of the Primitive Baptist
church. Survivors are the husband, Burnell Dorris; two sons, Raymond,
Providence, and Cleve of Madisonville; three brothers, Luther CLARK,
near Providence, Dan Clark of Dawson Springs, and Bill Clark of
Dalton; and a sister Mrs. Sally FOX, Detroit, Mich. Funeral services
were conducted at the home at 11 o'clock this morning, with Elder
DARNELL of Nashville, Tenn., officiating. Burial was in Fox cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 3, 1942. Compiler's note: Her husband John Burnell Dorris' obituary is also in this collection.
William Norman DORRIS, 84, died at 11:10 Saturday night at the home of a nephew, the Rev. Ray Dorris and Mrs. Dorris in Clay following an illness of several weeks. Surviving besides the Rev. Dorris is another nephew, Robert Dorris of Mortons Gap; a niece, Mrs. Richard BRANTLEY of Denver, Colo.; two stepsons, Hampton MURPHY of Carrier Mills, Ill., and John Murphy of Jonesboro, Ark.; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Curtis RIGGS of Evansville. Funeral services were held at White Oak Church at 2 p.m. Monday with the pastor, the Rev. W.M. FRISBY of Providence officiating, assisted by the Rev. Claud THRELKELD of the country. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
July 31, 1952.
Albert Sidney DORROH, 73, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday at his home in Clay following a stroke suffered Wednesday morning. He had been in declining health for more than two years. Mr. Dorroh was born in Lyon county and moved to Clay fifty years ago, spending the rest of his life there. When he moved to Clay he started working as teamster for the late Thomas BLACKWELL, then was engineer at the Blackwell coal mine. He was in the mercantile business for several years, and afterward was in the plumbing business as long as his health permitted. Mr. Dorroh was a member of the First Baptist church in Clay and had served as one of its deacons a number of years. Before coming to Clay he was married to Miss Sallie FREER, also of Lyon county. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Nov. 16, 1948. Surviving are the wife; two sisters, Miss Daisy Dorroh and Miss Bessie Dorroh, of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at Franklin and Hunt Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Monday with Dr. C.O. SIMPSON, one of his former pastors, officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Active pallbearers were W.W. JOHNSON, Joe MITCHELL, Carmon PULLAM, Earl JENNINGS, Ed BUMPUS, and E.J. QUIREY. Honorary pallbearers were E.L. GRANT, R.D. HOLT, W.E. HEARON, and Robert COWAN.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 17, 1949. Compiler's note: Sally N. Dorrah, b. 1876, bur. May 2, 1959, is buried next to her husband in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Clay.
Funeral services for Fred R. DOSS, 68, near Clay, who died October 8 in Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Morganfield of accident injuries, were held at White Oak General Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. E.L. GRANT of Clay officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
October 16, 1942.
John M. DOUGHERTY, 73, retired farmer, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in his home in Providence following a brief illness. Death was attributed to apoplexy. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Iola BRANTLEY DOUGHERTY; four daughters, Mrs. Allen EWING and Mrs. Terrel TAYLOR, Madisonville, Mrs. Curtis SIGLER, of Evansville and Mrs. Fred NOWZIN, Chicago, Ill.; one son, William Thomas Dougherty, South Bend, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Ether VAUGHN and Mrs. G.E. Vaughn, of Clay, and Mrs. Alva BROWN, Madisonville; a brother, William DOUGHERTY, Hardin County, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Oak Grove church with the Rev. J.R. KING of Blackford officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 24, 1949. Compiler's note: John M. Dougherty, 1875-1949, is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, near Clay, next to his wife, Iola Dougherty, 1878-1966. Compiler's note: See the obituary of his brother William Dougherty in this collection.
William DOUGHERTY, 79, former Webster county resident, died at 9 p.m. Friday at his home in Cave-in-Rock, Ill. Survivors are the wife, Belle; four daughters, Mrs. Carl BLACKWELL of Madisonville, Mrs. Ruby McCORD of Dixon, Mrs. Bill BRINKLEY of Paducah, and Mrs. Allan LAW of Eldorado, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. G.E. VAUGHN and Mrs. Ether Vaughn of Clay, and Mrs. Alva BROWN, Madisonville; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Zion church at Cave-in-Rock, with the Rev. Millard OXFORD officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery near the church.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
March 6, 1952. Compiler's note: See the obituary of his brother John M. Dougherty in this collection.