Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames East to Ethridge
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Henry Elgan EAST, 51, of Shady Grove died Sunday at 1:30 a.m. in the hospital in Marion following a brief illness. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Susie Mae WAIDE East; two sons, R.C. and Robert East of Evansville; two daughters, Loretta and Mary Anna of Shady Grove; one grandchild; his mother, Mrs. Laura East; and two sisters, Mrs. Albie Waide of Henderson, and Mrs. Jim McCONNELL of Marion. A son, Roy Weldon, was killed in action in Germany in November, 1943. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Shady Grove Methodist church, with the Rev. Edward WOODALL officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 25, 1946.
Charley EASTWOOD, 89, well known farmer of the Old Salem section, near Slaughters, died at his home Friday night following a long illness. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Matt TOOMBS, Slaughters; five sons, Coleman, Raymond, Roscoe, and Benjamin, of Slaughters, and Frank, of Philadelphia, Pa.; thirteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Salem church, with the Rev. L.F. PIERCEY officiating. Burial was in Providence cemetery, near Hanson.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 7, 1947.
Mrs. Clara EASTWOOD, Slaughters, died in her home at Slaughters at 10:20 p.m. Saturday following several weeks illness.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Eastwood; two daughters, Mrs. David MADISON, Evansville, Mrs. Eloise HUGHES,
Slaughters; twin sisters, Mrs. Ledia TOW and Cledea Eastwood, Slaughters; twin brother Lara PERRY, Madisonville rfd 3;
mother Mrs. Nora Perry, Madisonville rfd 3; and a half sister, Mrs. Wiley JONES, Arkansas. Funeral services were
conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Old Salem, with Rev. PIERCY officiating. Burial was in Providence cemetery, near Hanson.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 2, 1945.
Mrs. Eliza Jane EASTWOOD, 79, of Sebree, died at 10 a.m. Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Collie THOMAS, in Evansville. Survivors besides the daughter are another daughter, Mrs. Blonnie Thomas, Evansville; and one son, Elvis Eastwood, Sebree. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sebree Pentecostal church. Burial was in Springdale cemetery, Sebree.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 10, 1949.
John Reed EATON, 50, former Wheatcroft resident and World War I veteran, died April 11 in his home, 4000 27th St., Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Eaton was born in Marion, son of Wesley and Ella Eaton, and spent his early years in the Sugar Grove community in Crittenden county. Mr. and Mrs. Eaton and children lived in Wheatcroft from 1923 until 1926 and went from there to Alabama, Mrs. Eaton's native state. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Minnie L. Eaton; two sons, C.R. and G.R. Eaton of Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Roberta AMBROSA, Birmingham, and Mrs. Florence CULBERTS of New Haven, Ky.; two brothers, Roy Eaton, Memphis, Tenn., and Reuben of Birmingham; and four sisters, Mrs. Bryan NALL of Marion, Mrs. George STEWART, Sturgis, and Misses Bernie and Bowers Eaton of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the 35th Ave. Baptist church in Birmingham, the Rev. J.P. BROCK officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill cemetery, Birmingham.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 25, 1946.
Henry EAVES, 46, Negro, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in an Evansville
hospital of hemmorrhages from a knife wound in the abdomen, inflicted
around 12:30 Sunday morning in a fight in the Hole-in-Wall tavern
operated in the Providence Negro section by Beatrice SANDERS.
Officers here who investigated were told that Ed FRYER, Madisonville
Negro, was responsible for the cutting, but Fryer left before officers
were notified and has not been apprehended. Surviving Eaves are his
stepmother, Mrs. Ida Eaves, Providence, and a sister, Mrs. Alberta
LAMBERT, Henderson. Funeral services were held in Henderson Wednesday
morning with burial here. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
October 8, 1942.
Joe K. EDDINGS, 82, died Sunday morning while building fires in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Blackford. His body was found about 8 a.m. Coroner J.D. BLACKBURN held an inquest and death was attributed to a heart attack. Surviving are the wife Emma; a grandson, B.C. Eddings, Charleston, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella MUIR and Mrs. Jennie OAKLEY, both of Clay; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Pearl WEBER of Blackford, Mrs. Stella KEHRER of Freeburg, Ill., and Mrs. Ruth FUNK of Belleville, Ill.; and a stepson, Albert CURRY of Brownsville, Tex. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Blackford Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Howard ESKEW of Marion officiating, assisted by the Rev. Paul TROUT of Sturgis. Burial was in Blackford cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 8, 1954.
William H. EDDINGS, 90, who made his home near Nebo with his daughter, Mrs. Clarence MORRIS, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday at Cardwell's Clinic where he had been a patient since Thursday. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Clarence Morris and Miss Addie Eddings, near Nebo, and Mrs. Ethel COBB of Detroit, Mich.; three sons, Ewell of Gillespie, Ill., Bernie of Menosha, Wis., and Vernon of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen MUIR and Mrs. Jennie OAKLEY of Clay; two brothers, Joe K. of Blackford, and Thelbert Eddings of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Diamond Baptist church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. E.G. SISK officiating, assisted by the Rev. James ALDERSON. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
February 7, 1952. Compiler's note: Mary L. Eddings, w/o W.H., 1864-1915, is buried next to William H. Eddings in Clay I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Webster records list the marriage of a W.H. Edding to Mary VAUGHN, 24 Feb 1887.
Mrs. Hattie Tucker EDENS, 68, of Clay died in 8:15 a.m. Sunday in an Evansville hospital following an operation which she
underwent Saturday morning. Survivors are the husband, Tucker Edens, Clay; one son, Gilbert Edens, Evansville; one
daughter, Mrs. Opal MALONE of Diamond; two sisters, Mrs. Molly OVERBY of Robards and Miss Sara TROTTER of
Clay; one brother, Billy Trotter of Dixon; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the
First Baptist church in Clay, of which she was a member, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Little Zion officiating. Burial was in
I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 5, 1944.
Job B. EDENS, 83, formerly of Clay, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bennie LYNN, in Henderson. Surviving are the wife, Laura, of Indianapolis; five sons, H.P. of Corydon, W.H. of Henderson, Ernie of Dixon, J.B., jr. of Chicago, Ill., and Malcolm of Indianapolis; and seven daughters, Mrs. Lynn of Henderson, Mrs. Claud MOORE of Clay; Mrs. Tommy HIGGS of Sacramento, Mrs. Rufus JOYCE, Mrs. James DUNCAN, and Mrs. William KINDER, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. J.D. WRIGHT of Weirton, W. Va. The body was brought Wednesday afternoon to Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Clay General Baptist Church, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Little Zion Cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 6, 1955. Compiler's note: His stone in Little Zion Cemetery says "Jobe B. Edens, 1871-1955".
Louis Clayton EDENS, 80, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday at his home in Clay after an illness of three weeks. Surviving are one son,
Gilbert Edens of Henderson; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Thomas MALONE of Clay; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Clay First Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of
Dixon officiating, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. G.R. ABERNATHY. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1954.
Mrs. Bertha May EDWARDS, 67, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at her home in Lisman. Her husband, Charles Edwards, died four months ago. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Chris NEILSON of Chicago; three sons, Earl and Chancellor DACEY of of Chicago, and Everett DACEY of Dixon; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Julian VILLINES and Mrs. Marlin DENNIS of Dixon, Mrs. Katherine GUY of Lisman, and Mrs. Dixie BURTON of Evansville; three stepsons, R.C., J.D., and Frank Edwards, of Lisman; three sisters, Mrs. Noah NALL and Mrs. Charles Nall of Dixon, and Mrs. Unie WALLACE of Sebree; two brothers, Mack HARMON of Chicago and Joe Harmon of Dixon; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lisman, with the Rev. Alfred BENNETT and Max TOWEL officiating. Burial was in Lisman cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 18, 1954. Compiler's note: Charlie W. Edwards, 1890-1953, is buried next to Bertha M. Edwards, 1887-1954. There are two stones next to them with no date of death engraved: Chancellor C. Dacy, born 1909 and Bessie Kate Dacy, born 1912.
Reports from Welborn-Walker hospital, Evansville, are that Mrs.
Lillian Edwards, 19, Chicago, injured Saturday night on U.S. Highway
41, in Hopkins county three and a half miles south of Providence,
shows slight improvement, although her condition is still critical.
Her husband, William EDWARDS, 22, died in the hospital at 4:30 a.m.
Sunday of injuries, and Walter B. NORMAN, 35, Earlington Negro, was
killed instantly in the headon collision of the Edwards car and the
Norman car, which occurred around 9 o'clock Saturday night. At an
inquest conducted by Hopkins County Coroner Carl HOFFMAN Sunday in the
Norman death, the jury returned a non-committal verdict, holding that
Norman came to his death as the result of the crash, but did not fix
responsibility. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards had been married two weeks, and
were returning to Chicago from a Florida honeymoon. They were given
emergency treatment by Dr. Wm. W. WAINER and Dr. R.E. CARDWELL, both
of Providence, who then accompanied them to the hospital. Early
reports that the injured persons lay on the highway two hours before
they were found were untrue. Reliable sources state that a truck
driver was just behind the Edwards car, and extinguished flames in the
car. He and other motorists wrapped Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, and the
doctors and Tapp Funeral Home ambulances arrived within a half hour
after the accident and removed them to the hospital. Both had both
legs broken twice below the knee and each had a broken thigh. Mrs.
Edwards has a compound fracture of the jaw. Mr. Edwards had a
fractured pelvic bone and fractured skull. Mr. Edwards was an
aeronautical draftsman. He was a graduate of Northwestern University,
Evanston, Ill. Surviving besides the wife are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander Edwards; brother Julius Edwards; and two sisters, Mrs.
Ruth LONDON and Miss Evelyn Edwards, all of Chicago. The body was
taken from Evansville to Chicago Sunday night for funeral and burial.
Norman's body was brought here, and funeral services were held Tuesday
at Pleasant Hill Baptist church, with burial in Cumberland Hill
cemetery here. Norman is survived by his wife, Alverda, of
Earlington; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman, sr., of
Nebo. He formerly lived in Providence. Providence Journal-Enterprise,
Thursday, January 15, 1942.
Henry F. ENGLE, 55, of Evansville, former Clay resident, died at 7
p.m. Tuesday in an Evansville hospital as a result of an illness of
pneumonia. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Rosha RIDEOUT Engle; three
daughters, Mrs. Virgil COLEMAN of Crider, Mrs. George JACKSON and Miss
Louise Engle of Evansville; two sons, J.C. and James Engle of
Evansville; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Engle of Evansville; and three
grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 p.m. today in
the First Baptist church in Clay with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Little
Zion officiating. Burial was to be in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 16, 1943.
Claud Patrick ERWIN, 40, of Evansville, formerly of Providence, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday in an Evansville hospital where he was taken a few minutes earlier after his daughter found him ill at their home and called police. Indications were that death was caused by a heart condition, but after police said he told them he had taken poison, an autopsy was held by Coroner Victor CONEN who reported death was caused by a dose of sodium fluoride. He was employed as a machinist by Moutoux Auto and Machine Company. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic church in Evansville. Surviving are the wife, Verna, and daughter, Miss Sarah Ann Erwin, of Evansville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Erwin, and brother, James Erwin, Providence. Funeral services were held at 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic church in Evansville, after which the body was brought to the parents' home on Finley Avenue in Providence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Second Baptist church here, with the Rev. Johnie ROBISON of Madisonville officiating. Burial will be in Big Hill cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 30, 1950.
Shirley Patricia ETHERIDGE, thirty-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estill Etheridge, Dalton, died at 9 a.m. Monday in the parents' home following several weeks of illness. Besides the parents, a brother, William Edmond Etheridge, and a sister, Barbara Maxine Etheridge, both of the Dalton section, are survivors. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the home. Claud HUBBARD, Dalton, officiated. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, near Dalton. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 18, 1946.
Jerry Newbern ETHRIDGE, 70, died at 1 a.m. Thursday in his home in Providence following a heart attack. Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Coleman NANCE, of Vincennes, Ind., Mrs. L.J. MORNHINWEG, of Paducah and Mrs. Fin OGILBY, Providence; two sons, Paul, of Providence, and Jack Ethridge, Evansville; two brothers, John Wesley Ethridge, Dalton, and W.A. Ethridge, Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Melton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Albert KEMP officiating. Pallbearers were Carey Ogilby, Jack Ogilby, Arch BRINSON, E.G. LAMBERT, Claude MARTIN, and Otto HIBBS. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 18, 1947.