Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames Fraiser to Fuller
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Mrs. Lee Forrest FRAISER, 94, former Sebree resident, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at her home in Corydon, twelve days after suffering a stroke. Surviving are four sons, Fred M., Ed R., and E.T., of Corydon, and McKinley of Los Angeles, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Vida CORBETT of Sebree, Mrs. Millie BATTS of Kelley, and Mrs. Mollie OAKLEY of Madisonville; one brother, Arch PRESLEY of Paducah; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pentecostal Church in Sebree, with the Rev. Mr. HATFIELD officiating. Burial was in Springdale cemetery, Sebree.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Wednesday, November 24, 1954 .
Dr. Abraham Lincoln FRANKLIN, 85, practicing physician in Providence for the past 29 years, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at his home on Cedar street of a heart condition. He made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Franklin. Dr. Franklin was born February 6, 1868, in Johnson county, Illinois, and was married in 1888 to Miss Mintie J. GILLESPIE, a native of the same county, who died here in 1946. He received his medical education at Barnes Medical College in St. Louis and began his practice in 1892. He practiced in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and in other places in Missouri and later went to Arkansas. In 1924 he came to Providence from Manila, Ark., as company physician for St. Bernard Mining Company, which later became part of West Kentucky Coal Company, remaining in that capacity until the company ceased operations here in 1930. He was also company physician for Louisville and Nashville Railroad, a position he held at the time of his death. Dr. Franklin has an office in Cardwell's Clinic for the past several years. He continued to answer calls and was in his office daily until a short time before his death. Although he had remained at home, he was not bedfast and only the day before his death he enjoyed a radio broadcast of a baseball game, one of his favorite sports. For many years he was a familiar spectator at football and basketball games of Providence High School. Dr. Franklin was a deacon in the First Baptist Church and one of its most faithful members. He was a member of Providence Masonic lodge, and a former Providence city council member. Survivors besides the son are three grandchildren, Mrs. J.D. ANDERSON of Madisonville, Capt. Charles Franklin of San Antonio, Tex., and Miss Mary Beth Franklin of Providence, Murray State College student; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist church, with the pastor, the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY, officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, where Masonic rites were held.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 4, 1953. Compiler's note: Mentie J. Franklin, 1868-1946, is buried next to Dr. A.L. Franklin, 1868-1953 in Lakeview Cemetery. Nearby is their son Charles L. Franklin, 1890-1975.
Daniel O. FRANKLIN, 73, of Clay, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans hospital in Marion, Ill., following several weeks' illness. Mr. Franklin was a member of the Methodist church and was a retired railroad fireman. He returned to Clay about five years ago from Sarasota, Fla. Surviving are the wife, Fannie; four sons, James of Danville, Ill., Billy Clark of Pittsburg, Pa.; A/3c Danny Franklin, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., and Tommy, at home; two grandchildren; two brothers, T.G. and G.A. Franklin of Clay; two sisters, Miss Essie Franklin and Mrs. R.H. NALL of Clay; and half-sister, Mrs. Wayne TOY of Evansville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay with the Rev. O.N. HOSKINSON, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 7, 1952. Compiler's note: Next to Dan O. Franklin in Clay I.O.O.F. Cemetery, is D.O. Franklin, Jr., infant of D. & Mable, 1914-1916.
Miss Essie FRANKLIN, 70, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at her home in Clay following a heart attack which she suffered two weeks earlier. Surviving are two brothers, D.A. Franklin and T.G. Franklin, both of Clay; a sister, Mrs. R.H. NALL of Clay; a half-sister, Mrs. A.W. TOY of Evansville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Methodist Church in Clay, of which she was a member. The pastor, the Rev. Dudley L. FISH, and the Rev. John C. BASSETT of Cadiz, officiated. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 4, 1954.
Mrs. Ethel REASOR FRANKLIN, 59 died at 11:05 p.m. Saturday in her home in Clay following an illness of several weeks. Surviving are the husband, T.G. Franklin, Clay mortician; mother, Mrs. C.E. Reasor, Clay; three brothers, William, Orville, and June Reasor, of Detroit; three sisters, Mrs. C.E. FREER, near Clay, Mrs. C.M. PRIDE, of Clay, and Mrs. Milan LAZIN, of Detroit. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Clay Methodist church, of which she was a member, with the pastor, the Rev. O.N. HOSKINSON, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Troy G. ROBBINS, pastor of First Baptist church, and the Rev. C.H. HOWARD, pastor of the General Baptist church. Business houses were closed during the funeral. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 23, 1949.
Hobart FRANKLIN, 52, of Marion, formerly of Clay, died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday in an Evansville hospital. He was senior member of the Franklin-Tucker Funeral Home and Franklin-Tucker Furniture Company in Marion, was a member of the Methodist church, chairman of its board and Sunday School superintendent. He also was a member of the Marion Kiwanis Club, was a past president, and had served as lieutenant governor of the first division of Kentucky and Tennessee clubs. He was a member of the state board of funeral directors and embalmers, chairman of the Crittenden county hospital board, was on the board of directors of the Peoples Bank of Marion, a member of the Masonic lodge and the American Legion. He was a graduate of Clay High School. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Daisy Franklin; two daughters, Mrs. E.L. BIGGS and Miss Dorothy Franklin of Marion; a granddaughter, Nancy Biggs, Marion; a sister, Mrs. A.W. TOY, Evansville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Ollie NALL and Miss Essie Franklin, of Clay; and three brothers, T.G. Franklin, D.O. Franklin, and George Franklin of Clay. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Marion Methodist church, and burial was in Mapleview cemetery, Marion.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 1, 1949.
Lem FRANKLIN, 74, retired farmer and former Webster county resident, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at Spears Hospital in Dayton, Ky. The body was returned Saturday to Tapp Funeral Home in Dixon. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Jessie Franklin of Dayton; a son, Ben, of Dayton; two brothers, David of Hutchinson, Kan., and John of Dixon; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Lisman Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Gaylon PRICE of Evansville officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 1, 1953. Compiler's note: Bertha T. Franklin, 1882-1924, is buried next to Lem Franklin, 1879-1953.
Mrs. Lillian Dollie FRANKLIN, 77, formerly of Providence, died at midnight Sunday in a hospital in St. Charles, Mo., where she had been making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William HIGGINSON. She had been ill for two days. Her husband, James William Franklin, died in 1928. She was a member of Good Hope Church in Hopkins county. Surviving are the daughter, Mrs. Opal Higginson, St. Charles, Mo.; two sons, Herman of Sturgis and Clarence of Evansville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body was brought to Melton Funeral Home, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Gaylon PRICE officiating. Burial was in Good Hope cemetery in Hopkins county.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 29, 1955.
Mrs. Mintie Jane FRANKLIN, 78, wife of Dr. A.L. Franklin, died in her home on Kentucky avenue at 2 p.m. Saturday as the result of a heart attack. Mrs. Franklin, although in ill health since suffering a stroke seventeen years ago, had been ill for only a few days, and death was unexpected. A daughter of Frank and Polly Ann GILLESPIE, Mrs. Franklin was born in Johnson County, Illinois, in September 1868. She was married to Dr. Franklin on June 17, 1888 in Vienna, Illinois. She became a member of the Missionary Baptist church at the age of sixteen. Mrs. Franklin came here with Dr. Franklin to make their home over twenty years ago. She had been forced because of her health to live quietly, but she remained local in her devotion to her church, her family, and her friends. Surviving are the husband; one son, Charles L. Franklin, sr., Providence; three grandchildren, Mrs. J.D. ANDERSON, Madisonville, Lt. Charles L. Franklin, jr., now in Germany, and Miss Mary Beth Franklin, Providence; two great-grandchildren, Nora Jane and Jimmy Anderson; two sisters, Mrs. Dr. CLAYTON, Johnson City, Ill., and Mrs. Gilbert LENTZ, Carbondale, Ill.; and four brothers, Walter Gillespie, Buncomb, Ill., Charles Gillespie, Cambria, Ill., Dr. John Gillespie, Marion, Ill., and Dr. C.C. Gillespie, Johnson City, Ill. Two sons died in infancy and a daughter died at the age of twenty-three. The body was at Melton Funeral Home until time for services which were at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church, the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating. Active pallbearers were Vert C. FRASER, Labe COLE, Press FORD, A. B. BARNES, C.E. BARNHILL, and Herbert HUGHES. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J.Y. WELBORN and Dr. J.F. WYNN, Evansville; Dr. M.M. DAVIS, Clay; Dr. J.R. GILCHRIST, Dr. William W. WAINER, Dr. R.E. CARDWELL, W. Fred HUME, Justin TRADER, J.E. PALMER, M.C. Palmer, S.D. Palmer, Charlie MARTIN, and Ernest Martin. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 19, 1946.
Oscar L. FRANKLIN, 59, of Evansville, formerly of Providence, died at 3 p.m. Monday in Boehne Hospital in Evansville where he
had been a patient for two years. He was connected with West Kentucky Coal Company store in Providence for a number of
years. Before his illness he was employed by Servel in Evansville. Surviving are the wife, the former Miss Ida Neil DUNBAR;
a daughter, Mrs. James HOLLAND, Evansville; his mother, Mrs. Dollie Franklin, Providence; a sister, Mrs. William HIGGINSON,
Providence; and two brothers, Herman Franklin of Sturgis and Clarence Franklin of Chandler, Ind. The body was brought to
Melton Funeral Home in Providence where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Leslie CHAPMAN,
pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 17, 1953.
Robert Herman FRANKLIN, 54, former resident of Providence, died at 2:30 p.m. November 25 at his home in Murray. He was a son
of the late James W. and Dollie L. Franklin of Providence. He had lived in Sturgis and was formerly mine foreman of Poplar Ridge and
Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of Sturgis Methodist Church. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Carra Price Franklin; a son,
Harold K. Franklin of Fairmont, W. Virginia; a sister, Mrs. William HIGGINSON, St. Charles MO; and a brother, Clarence Franklin,
St. Charles MO. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Melton Funeral Home in Providence, with the Rev. Gaylon
PRICE of Owensboro officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 4, 1958.
Mrs. Sarah Frances FRANKLIN, 94, of Dawson Springs, died Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.H. HICKMAN in Providence, following a long illness. Surviving besides Mrs. Hickman are another daughter, Mrs. Perry BROWN of Beulah; four sons, Iley of Beulah, Mark, Ford and Ura of Dawson Springs; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beulah Universalist Church with the Rev. Bill CHANDLER officiating. Burial was in Lick Creek Cemetery, near Dawson Springs. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 22, 1954.
Vurley FRANKLIN, 45, former resident of the Little Zion section died suddenly Saturday at his home in St. Louis, Mo. Surviving are the wife, Irene; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin, Dixon; brothers, Boyd of Dixon, Noah of Morganfield, and Andy Franklin of Sebree; stepdaughters, Mrs. Louise WHEAT and Mrs. Bobby MARTIN of St. Louis; and stepsons, Paul and Jimmy TAFF of St. Louis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Zion Church with the Rev. Lona LUTZ of Manitou officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 14, 1955.
Benjamin Franklin FRASER, 91, died at 3 o'clock this morning,
Wednesday, at his home on Highway 85, near Clay. "Uncle Bennie", as
he was known to his friends, was active until six years ago when he
sufferred an illness of pneumonia, followed by rheumatism, and had
been an invalid since that time. His condition had been serious for
the past three weeks. Mr. Fraser was born in 1850 in the Mt. Gilead
community near Slaughters, and had spent his entire life in Webster
county. He had lived at the present location nearly thirty-eight
years, having moved there from near Cedar Grove. He had always
engaged in farming. Mr. Fraser joined the Old Chalybeate General
Baptist church at the age of fourteen, and was a strict believer and
faithful in his adherence to the doctrine of his church and the
Christian religion. Survivors are eight sons, M.C., Providence; L.B.
of Sebree; D.A. of Armona, Calif.; J.W. and A.V., Evansville, Ind.;
Jesse F. and Virgil, Mt. Vernon, Ind.; and D.T. Fraser of Clay; two
daughters, Mrs. J.J. SIGLER, Clay, and Miss Mayme Fraser, at home;
twelve grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. His wife died
in 1896. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the
General Baptist church in Clay, with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE in charge.
Nephews will be pallbearers. Burial will be in Odd Fellows cemetery,
Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 27, 1941.
The Rev. D.L. FRASER, 86, formerly of Webster county, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer MAGNUSON, in Meade, Nebr. Rev. Fraser, who retired three years ago, was in the General Baptist ministry for sixty-one years and served pastorates in Webster and Henderson counties before going to Nebraska. His last pastorate was at Juniata, Nebr. He had been a Mason for fifty-eight years. Survivors besides Mrs. Magnuson are two step-daughters, Mrs. Cassie CHAPMAN, Henderson, and Mrs. Julia SALLENDERGER, Fairburg, Nebr.; a brother, N.S. Fraser, of Clay; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren. The body was brought to Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Lebanon church, near Sebree, with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE, of Poole, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 4, 1947.
Essell FRASER, 35, died Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in his home at Poole following several years of Ill health. Survivors are the wife, Ruby;
three daughters, Wanda, Janice and Virginia; a son, C.L., all at home; father, L.B. Fraser, Evansville; and two sisters, Mrs. S.M. SCHIFF,
San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Mary PARKER, Evansville. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Poole General Baptist
church, with the Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery in Poole.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 6, 1945.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda MARKS FRASER who died Thursday morning at her home near Clay were held at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning at White Oak church, of which she was a member. The Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon officiated.
Burial was in the Fraser cemetery near her home. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 21, 1944.
Noah Sparks FRASER, 82, died suddenly at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Clay. Mr. Fraser was born and reared in Webster county. He was a member of Masonic lodge and had officiated at 35 Masonic funerals. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Gertrude NASBITT Fraser; a daughter, Mrs. Marlin CLARK, Clay; three sons, Emory and Lonnie, of Clay, and the Rev. Laban Fraser, of Hanson; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at White Oak General Baptist church, of which he was a member, with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE, of Poole, officiating. Burial will be in Blackwell-Fraser cemetery, with Masons in charge.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 1, 1949.
Oscar FRASIER, 59, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at his home on South Broadway. Surviving are the wife; one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm WILLIAMS, Sebree; five sons, Mac, of Lawrence, Mass., Rayburn, Rex, Norman, and Bobby, of Providence; a brother, Ferd Frasier, Slaughters; and two sisters, Mrs. Nola PRESSLEY and Mrs. John TAYLOR, of Sebree. Funeral services were held in the Sebree Pentecostal church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Springdale cemetery, Sebree.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 17, 1949.
William Thomas FRASIER, who observed his ninety-first birthday last Wednesday, died Sunday morning at the home of a son, Ferd, five miles south of Sebree, after suffering a stroke Saturday. Survivors are five sons, Pete, of Sebree, Ferd, of Slaughters, and Iley, Elvie, and Lacey, of Evansville; four daughters, Mrs. Bessie SANDERS, Mrs. Vernie MATTHEWS, and Mrs. Mert TAYLOR, of Evansville, and Mrs. Nola PRESSLEY of Livermore. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Sebree General Baptist church, the Rev. W.W. OAKLEY officiating. Burial was in Springdale cemetery, Sebree.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 19, 1946.
Mrs. Esther FRAZER, 62, died Monday night at her home in Madisonville following a lingering illness. Surviving are three
daughters, Mrs. James HORSEFIELD, Madisonville, Mrs. Garland SISK, Dalton, Mrs. C.B. MARLIN, Nebo; a brother,
James DAVES, Providence; and a sister, Mrs. Kate LITTLEPAGE, Madisonville. Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Rose Creek Cumberland Presbyterian church. The Rev. A.R. POOLE, Madisonville,
assisted by the Rev. Archie PUTMAN, Mortons Gap, officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 2, 1945.
James Hamilton (Ham) FRAZER, 84, retired farmer and landowner, died Thursday at 2:45 p.m. at his home in Hopkins county near Providence. He had been undergoing hospital treatment and had returned home the day before his death. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. O.C. LOWERY, Nebo Route 1; two sons, John Thomas, Dawson Springs, and George R. Frazer, Nebo Route 1; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. O.A. ELLIS of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. L.B. BONE, Nebo Route 1; and six brothers, Dr. T.A. Frazer of Marion, I.S. and J.S. of Providence, F.A. of Madisonville, W.A. of Dalton, and George T. Frazer of Barberton, Ohio. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beulah church, with Claud HUBBARD of Dalton in charge. Burial was in Beulah cemetery. Masonic rites were conducted at the grave by the Beulah lodge of which he was a member. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 14, 1952. Compiler's note: Sallie Frazer, Jan 4, 1875-Jan 2, 1940, is buried next to James H. Frazer, Jan 1, 1868-Aug 7, 1952 at Beulah Cemetery in Hopkins County.
First Lt. Harold H. FREDERIC, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Frederic of Oakland City, Ind., formerly of Providence, was killed
on May 29 in England, his parents have been advised. Lt. Frederic was participating in special combat training preparatory to
being transferred to the Pacific. He was eligible for discharge under the point system, but had declined, saying he wished to
stay in until the finish. The young man was born in Providence, but moved away with his parents when a small child. He has
many relatives in Webster county. During the invasion of Normandy he was forced down and captured. After three months
imprisonment he escaped with the aid of the French underground, and was at home on leave before returning to England.
A P-51 Mustang pilot, he held the Air Medal, four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and recently was cited
by Lt. Gen. Jimmy DOOLITTLE. Survivors besides the parents are two brothers, Pfc. Charles F. Frederick, in Holland, and
Paul G. Frederic S1c, in the Pacific; a sister, Mrs. Edna JUSTICE, Oakland City, Ind.; and grandmothers, Mrs. Anna
Frederic, Oakland City, and Mrs. Mary BODARD, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 21, 1945.
Clifton C. FREDERICK, 53, was killed instantly at 10:15 a.m. Thursday while attempting to load a tractor on a truck at his home in the Clay country. Mr. Frederick was driving the tractor up planks to the truck when one of the planks broke, throwing him under the overturning machine. Mr. Frederick had been in the lumber business and had operated a sawmill for a number of years. He was for a while owner of General Farm Supply store in Clay. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Ruby FRYER Frederick; one son, J.W. Frederick, Clay; one daughter, Mrs. Everett TIDWELL, Clay; two grandsons, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Frederick, Providence; a sister, Mrs. Parley HARKINS, Providence; and three brothers, G.W. Frederick, of Clay, Price Frederick, Indianapolis, Ind., and Coleman Frederick, Providence. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church in Clay at 3 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. W.M. FRISBY, of Providence, officiating, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. T.W. POPE. Pallbearers were Harve DAVIS, Jesse LEET, Thomas Earl NEWMAN, Virgil WOOD, Ray WINSTEAD, and Steve KNIGHT. Flower bearers were members of the Philathea class of the church. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 18, 1948. Compiler's note: Buried next to Clifton C. Frederick in I.O.O.F. Cemetery is his wife Ruby G. Fryer Frederick, 1895-1970.
Edward Lee FREDERICK, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Frederick, former Providence residents, died last Thursday in Greenville. Two brothers and one sister also survive. The body was brought to Tapp Funeral Home in Providence and funeral services were held there at 2 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. C.W. DUFFER officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 10, 1946.
Jesse Robert FREDERICK, 77, died Wednesday of last week at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William FLOYD, in Sebree. Surviving besides Mrs. Floyd are daughters, Mrs. John GARRETT, Wheatcroft and Mrs. Champ WINSTEAD, Madisonville. Funeral services were conducted at the Pentecostal Church in Sebree at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial was in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 13, 1949.
Joseph Franklin FREEMAN, 82, prominent Webster county farmer, died
Tuesday at 1 a.m. at his home near Diamond, following a long illness.
He was bedfast for three months and death was attributed to stomach
cancer. Mr. Freeman was born Dec. 16, 1859 in Mery Hill, [sic] N.C.,
and moved to Webster county as a small boy. He died on his eighty-second
birthday. He was married in November, 1897 to Miss Ida JOHNSON, whose
death occurred on March 14, 1913. To them seven children were born,
and all of them survive. They are: Mrs. Bryan VAUGHN and Mrs. Wilby
STROEMER of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Herbert HUGHES of Oklahoma City, Okla.;
Frank and Euel Freeman of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. R.E. BLACKWELL and Tom
Freeman, near Diamond. In May, 1919 Mr. Freeman married Mrs. Laura
MELTON, who survives, and two daughters were born to them. They are
Misses Catherine and Margaret Freeman, at home. He also leaves a
step-son, Dora Melton of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Mollie McGAW, near
Providence; thirteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Mr.
Freeman was an active farmer until a few years ago when ill health
forced him to retire. He became a Christian in early youth, but had
never united with a church. Funeral services were held at the home at
2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. Charles HOWARD of
Henderson officiating. Pallbearers were nephews, Joe McGaw, Frank
McGaw, John McGaw, and Robert Johnson, also Richard and Colvin
HAMMACK. Burial was in Big Hill cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 18, 1941.
Iley S. FREER, 72, died at his home in Clay Friday morning at 7 o'clock following an illness of a few days. Surviving him are one sister, Mrs. A.S. DORROH of Clay; two brothers, J.M. Freer of Louisville and Steve Freer of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at the Franklin Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Diamond Officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 10, 1946.
Mrs. Lucy FREER, 86, died Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Lige SIGLER, in Clay, where she made her home. She had
been in ill health for three years, but had been bedfast only since
Sunday. She was a member of the Pride Baptist church. Survivors are
the daughter, two sons, Charlie and Steve Freer, near Pride, several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at
the First Baptist church in Clay, with the pastor, the Rev. Truitt
MILLER, officiating. Burial was in Rock Springs cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 10, 1942.
E.T. FRIELDS, 95, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Euford BRANSON, Route 3, Dixon. Survivors besides Mrs. Branson are two other daughters, Mrs. Otto MOSS, Cairo IL and Mrs. Chester BARNETTE, Yreka, CA; four sons, E.R., Dixon; S.C., Henderson; A.T., Kevil; and Ben, Evansville; a sister, Mrs. Amelia BERRY, Corydon; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Poole General Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. W.M. FRISBY officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery at Poole. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 4, 1951.
Mabel FRY, 17, Clay City, Ill., was killed instantly early Monday morning when the car she was driving collided head-on with a livestock truck on U.S. Highway 41 between Poole and Dixon. The accident occurred a short distance south of the intersection of Kentucky highway 56 and U.S. 41. The girl and her brother, Herschel, 26, were enroute to Nashville, Tenn., where he is employed, and the truck, loaded with hogs, was going north. Cause of the girl's death was said to be a crushed skull. Her brother and an unidentified hitch-hiker, reported to have been a passenger in the car, were not injured. Driver of the truck and a passenger in the truck, whose names were not available, escaped injury. Owner of the truck was T.C. McANALLY, Shelbyville, Tenn. The truck overturned and more than 100 hogs were scattered over the countryside. A number of them were reported to have been killed. Highway patrolman investigated the accident. Surviving the girl are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fry, Clay City, Ill.; four brothers, Herschel, Nashville, Tenn., Tommy, of Granite City, Ill., Dale and James, Clay City; and three sisters, Ruby Jean, Dorothy May, and Joyce Sue, all of Clay City.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 28, 1947.
Christine FULCHER, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulcher, died at
6:30 p.m. Saturday in Hopkins County Hospital, Madisonville, as the
result of injuries sustained when she was struck by a car twenty-four
hours earlier. The accident which was termed unavoidable, occurred as
the child ran in front of a car driven by Clay DUNN of Evansville in
front of her home one mile south of Dixon on highway 41. Survivors
are the parents; a sister, Mary Frances; grandmother, Mrs. Eddie
PRUITT of Fordsville; and grandfather, Isaac SIKES, Sebree. Funeral
services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the General Baptist church in
Poole, with burial in Shady Grove cemetery, Poole.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 5, 1943.
Mrs. Mary FULLER, 88, died at 5 a.m. Sunday at the home of a son, J.W. Fuller and Mrs. Fuller in Blackford, after a week's illness. Surviving besides the son are two daughters, Mrs. J.D. COMBS and Mrs. Sherman EVANS of Paducah; 25 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Corinth Baptist Church near Grand Rivers, with the Rev. Edward JONES officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 18, 1954.