Selected Webster County Obituaries

Surnames Harland to Hazel

The Providence Journal-Enterprise

1948 - 1961

John HARLAND, who would have been 61 years old on October 25, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, an hour after he sufferred a heart attack in Central City. Mr. Harland, a native of Hopkins county, lived here for a number of years while he was superintendent of the Shamrock mine of St. Bernard Mining Company, later West Kentucky Coal Company. He went to Earlington from here, and for the past several years had lived in Evansville. He was on a trip as representative for Buettner-Shelburne Machine Company of Terre Haute, Ind., which position he had held for several years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Janie Harland, who was with him when he was stricken; two brothers, Thomas Harland, Detroit, and Philip G. Harland, Peoria, Ill.; and five sisters, Mrs. William HARTE and Mrs. Owen RUSSELL, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. C.W. MARTIN, Evansville, Mrs. R.L. CLAYPOOL, Robinson, Ill., and Mrs. Fred H. FOX, Madisonville. Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 this afternoon in Barnett Funeral Home in Madisonville, with the Rev. J. Edward CAYCE, pastor of the Madisonville First Christian church officiating. Burial was to be in the Nebo cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 15, 1942.

Mrs. Velvee Jones HARMAN, 29, wife of Wallace Harman, Webster county tax commissioner, died at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in an Evansville hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been ill at her home in Dixon for two weeks of influenza followed by mastoiditis. Her condition was thought to be much improved, but on Thursday, she became worse suddenly. Mrs. Harman was a devoted member of the General Baptist church in Dixon, was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and was past worthy matron of the Dixon chapter, and was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem at Owensboro. In addition to the husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam JONES, Dixon. Funeral services were conducted at the Dixon General Baptist church Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with the Rev. Bayne WILSON of Cisney, Ill., officiating. Pallbearers were Dr. A.B. COLLEY, Thomas WITHERS, George H. POWELL, J.A. WHEELER, J.T. CROUSE, and Fred Allen TAPP. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 19, 1941.

Edward HARMON, 36, of Evansville, formerly of Dixon, died Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. in an Evansville hospital after having been run over by a train Monday night. He was found on the L&N tracks and taken to the hospital. Both legs were amputated. Survivors are the wife, Retta, a son, Edward, and a daughter, Doris Jean, Evansville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harmon, near Slaughters; two brothers, Virgil and James Harmon of Evansville; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry FUQUAY of Evansville, and Mrs. George HAYES, Dixon. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant church, near Slaughters, with the Rev. J.E. HARTFORD of Hanson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 4, 1942.

Mrs. Lucy Ellen HARMON, 79, widow of the late John P. Harmon, died at 9 a.m. Friday in the home of her son, John Harmon, of Indianapolis, Ind., where she had been for the past several weeks. Mrs. Harmon was a member of the Nebo Methodist church. Survivors are four sons, John of Indianapolis, H.H. and A.B. Harmon of Dixon, and Robert Harmon of Providence; three daughters, Mrs. Frank YARBROUGH of Henderson, Mrs. Floyd WILSON of Providence, and Mrs. Beatrice MORRISON of St. Louis, Mo.; twenty-one grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Elmer IVY of Corydon. The body was brought here to the home of Robert M. Harmon, Willow street, and funeral services were held there at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. J.E. HARTFORD, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows cemetery, Madisonville. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1943.

Robert M. HARMON, 68, of Providence died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Cardwell's Clinic where he had been a patient for a few days with a heart ailment. Mr. Harmon, who was born in Webster county, had been in business in Providence for a number of years. He dealt in real estate, operated a restaurant and taxi business. He was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are the wife, Nettie; a son, Rufus, of Detroit, Mich.; two grandsons; three brothers, Hollie of Grant City, N. Mex., A.B. of Dixon, and John Harmon of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Frank YARBROUGH of Henderson, Mrs. Floyd WILSON of Providence, and Mrs. Beatrice EMPSON of Michigan; several nieces and nephews. A son, Carroll Harmon, died in 1941. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. E.L. DIXON, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 25, 1953. Compiler's note: Nettie B. Harmon, Dec 23, 1886-Dec 20, 1974, is buried next to R.M. Harmon, Dec 10-1884-June 18, 1953, in Lakeview Cemetery. Son Carrol E. Harmon, 1910-1941, is buried next to them.

Mrs. Sarah HARMON, 75, who formerly lived near Dixon, died at 8 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Flora STUTTER, in Indianapolis, Ind. She was the widow of the late Dave Harmon who died three months ago. Other survivors are a son, Tiney, of Sebree; a brother, Henry HOLMES of Dixon; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body was returned to Dixon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Penecostal Mission in Sebree, with the Rev. William COLLINS officiating. Burial was in the Ashby family cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 17, 1953.

Funeral services for Cornelius HARRIS, 68, who died last Thursday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harold DAVIS, in the Montezuma section, were held Friday afternoon in Lafayette church in Hopkins county. The Rev. WOODALL officiated, and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Harris had been ill for some time with a heart ailment. Survivors besides Mrs. Davis are the wife and other daughters. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 6, 1945.

Funeral services for Marion Eugene HARRIS, 35, of Providence who was fatally injured Sunday on Highway 41 near Kelly in Christian county, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Melton Funeral Home. The Rev. Oscar DUNCAN officiated and burial was in the cemetery at Lisman. Harris died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville approximately four hours after he was injured. Death was attributed to a fractured skull. State Trooper Thomas SIMPSON said he was run over by two cars, the first one driven by Homer McDONALD of Cornelia, Ga., and towing the second. McDonald, who told the trooper that Harris was lying in the road, was not held. It was not determined whether the fatal injury was caused before or during the accident. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. George HEAD Harris; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Harris, Sturgis; three daughters, Mrs. Betty CONRAD, Providence, and Marilyn and Shirley, at home; a son, Gary, at home; a sister, Mrs. Stella ARHELGER, Sturgis; and a brother, Sidney, Sturgis. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 29, 1953.

Mrs. Mary HARRIS, 53, wife of Willie Harris of Providence, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville. She had been a patient in the hospital since a fall at her home Monday of last week. Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Leroy, stationed with the Air Force at Barksdale, La.; Luthers, with the Air Force in Washington, D.C., and Kenneth, Providence High School freshman; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie WINEBARGER, and Mrs. Della WADE of Dearborn, Mich., Mrs. Roscoe WINSTEAD of Dixon, and Mrs. Blanche OAKLEY of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two brothers, Elvie GARDNER of Dearborn, Mich., and Frank Gardner of Clay. The body is at Melton Funeral Home awaiting funeral arrangements. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 24, 1953.

Last rites were held at Clay Saturday at 2 p.m. for Roy HARRIS, 51, former Clay resident, who died the previous Tuesday in a St. Louis Hospital after an illness of a year. His condition had been serious since August. The body was taken Friday to the Franklin Funeral Home in Clay, where services were held the next day, with the Rev. Truitt MILLER officiating. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Martha Ann Harris, Woodlawn, Ill., and his wife, Mrs. Clara Harris, of St. Louis. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, 12 November 1942.

Willis REA HARRIS, 43, of Nebo, formerly of Providence, died at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hopkins County Hospital three days after he suffered a heart attack. He lived in Providence as a boy with his parents, the late W.W. Harris and Mrs. Harris, and graduated from Providence High School. He was outside mine foreman for Coiltown Mining Company. Surviving are the wife, Anne; a daughter, Rea Anna; and mother, Mrs. Bonnie Rea Harris, all of Nebo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Harris Funeral Home in Madisonville. The Rev. Gene MYERS, pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, officiated, assisted by the Rev. Edwin KAGIN, pastor of Madisonville Main Street Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, Providence. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 21, 1955.

Mrs. Georgena HARRISON, 75, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday at her home on Givens street. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard PLEMMONS, Evansville, Mrs. Mason GUESS and Mrs. W.D. THOMASON, Providence; two sons, Eugene, Providence, and Leroy, Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church, with the Rev. Albert KEMP of Evansville, former pastor of the church, officiating, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. W.W. JOHNSON. Burial was in the cemetery at St. Charles. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 24, 1955.

Robert L. HARRISON, 63, of Tiptonville, Tenn., who had been IC depot agent in Clay for some time, died at 11:05 a.m. Monday in the Illinois Central Hospital in Paducah. Mr. Harrison was found unconscious in his room at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe MITCHELL by Mr. Mitchell at about 7:30 Monday morning. It was thought he had suffered a stroke some time during the night. This was the second time that Mr. Harrison had served as agent in Clay. The first time was before World War II. Surviving him are the wife, Mrs. Gladys Harrison, of Tiptonville; his mother and one sister of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison had an only son who went down on a plane in the Mediterranean sea during World War II. Funeral and burial were at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning in Tiptonville. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 18, 1953.

Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth HARTFORD, 84, of Sebree Route 3, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Miss Zora Hartford, in Evansville. Survivors besides the daughter are five sons, M.L. and Oman Hartford of Sebree Route 3; Percy Hartford, of Evansville; Ivan and Delta Clyde Hartford, Boonville IN; 15 grandchildren; and one brother, B.L. CARLISLE, Carbondale IL. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sassafras Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. J.A. HUMBLE and the Rev. Dudley L. FISH officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 31, 1951.

Elmer HARVEY, 69, retired miner, died at 10:a.m. Sunday at his home on Marlin street in Providence. Surviving are the wife, Nora; a daughter, Mrs. Jim WEIDEMAN, Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Harold, Providence, and Delmer Harvey, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Tom CROWELL, Providence; and three brothers, Jim of Providence, Bob of Mortons Gap, and Journey Harvey of Oregon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at White Oak Church, with the Rev. C.W. DUFFER officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 1, 1952. Compiler's note: Nora Harvey, 1886-1966, is buried beside Elmer Harvey in White Oak Cemetery. Beside them is: Harold W. Harvey, Aug 19, 1917-Jul 8, 1966 - Ind. P.T.C. Co. E. 320 Inf. WWII - 1/2 B.S.M.

Mrs. Mary HARVEY, 77, former Sebree resident, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen FREEMAN, in Princeton, Ind. Surviving besides the daughter is a granddaughter. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springfield funeral home in Sebree, with burial at Nebo. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 15, 1949.

William Henry HARVEY, 82, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home on Providence Route 1, near Diamond. Surviving are the wife, Effie; four sons, Arthur and Realous of Diamond, Strother of Providence, and Cecil of Clay Route 2; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at White Oak Church, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Dixon officiating, assisted by the Rev. Archie OLIVER of Diamond. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 3, 1954.

Carl T. HAWKINS, 58, Providence electrician, died shortly before midnight Wednesday in Cardwell's Clinic where he was admitted Tuesday for treatment of a heart condition. He had been living at Morgan Hotel. Surviving are two sons, Billy Jack, St. Louis, Mo., and Jimmy of Clay; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Lee Hawkins, Clay; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Melton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating. Burial was in Clay cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,March 10, 1955.

Mrs. Georgia HAWKINS, 84, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at her home in Slaughters after an illness of several months. Surviving are a son, Ben of Slaughters; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bob TIMMONS of Slaughters. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Slaughters Methodist Church, with the Rev. T.H. PICKERILL of Robards officiating, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. A.N. YANCEY. Burial was in New Salem cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 18, 1954. Compiler's note: Frank F.P. Hawkins, 1853-1928, and George, his wife, 1870-1954, are buried in New Salem Methodist Cemetery, which is located near Jewell City in Hopkins County. Buried near them are two children: Lydie Estelle, dau. of F. & G. Hawkins, June 19, 1893-Oct 9, 1902 and Oscar R., son of F.P. & George Hawkins, December 9, 1892-September 3, 1918.

Mrs. Jennie HAWKINS, 87, who formerly lived near Sebree, died at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Finis LITTLEPAGE, in Henderson. She was the widow of the late Rollie Hawkins. Also surviving are another daughter, Miss Becky Hawkins; four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry DAY of Sebree, and James Day, of Madisonville; and a sister, Mrs. Henry WINSTEAD, Henderson. Funeral services were held at Oakley Home church at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. W.W. OAKLEY officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 5, 1947.

Joe Lee (Sandy) HAWKINS, 59, died at 1 p.m. Friday at his home in Sebree. He had been quite ill since he suffered a stroke ten weeks ago. Surviving are the wife, Mollie; two sons, William C. and Harvey Lee of Sebree; a sister, Mrs. Jane BROOKS, Slaughters; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church with the Rev. WEAVER officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 25, 1951.

Mrs. Lennie HAWKINS, 75, died Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George DeVYLDER, at Slaughters, Surviving besides Mrs. DeVylder are two daughters, Mrs. Roy CRABTREE, Slaughters, and Mrs. Irvin CATES, Hanson; three sons, Reuben and William, of Evansville, and Tommy Hawkins, Slaughters; and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Cates, Mrs. Nora Cates and Mrs. Lillian PRESSLEY, Slaughters. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Brick church near Slaughters and burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, Septemer 14, 1950.

Dixon, Ky. - Mae HAWKINS, 102, died at 2:10 p.m. Thursday at Redbanks Nursing Home in Henderson. She was a life member of Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are her nephew and caregiver, Charles OVERBY; and other nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Harmony Church, with burial in Townsend Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Townsend Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. to service time Sunday at the church. Evansville (IN) Courier, May 15, 1997.

Robert HAWKINS, 79, died Monday in the home of his sister, Mrs. Henry TOOMBS, in Slaughters. Mrs. Toombs is the only immediate survivor. He has a number of other relatives in Webster and Henderson counties. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the home, with the Rev. J.E. HARTFORD of Providence officiating. Burial was in Slaughters cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 13, 1944.

Edward HAYES, 76, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Doris D. ALLEN, near Poole. Survivors are the wife, Ollie; the daughter; a son, Cledis, of Poole; five grandchildren; a brother, Haywood Hayes of Henderson; and a sister, Mrs. Stella DOSSETT of Mackey, Ind. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Poole, with Robert ADAMSON officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery, Poole. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 2, 1952.

Sebree, Ky. - Mittie Lewa HAYES, 88, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Colonial Terrace Nursing Home. She was a member of Sebree First Baptist Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Her husband, Roy, died in 1986. Arrangements are pending at Tompkins Funeral Homes - Sebree/Poole Chapel. Evansville (IN) Courier, June 17, 1994.Compiler's note: Mittie Lewa HANLEY Hayes was born September 22, 1905. She is buried at Springdale Cemetery in Sebree.

Mrs. N.B. HAYES of Tampa, Fla., a native of Providence, died Monday in a Tampa hospital where she had been a patient for eight months following a stroke. Mrs. Hayes, the former Miss Rosa MONTGOMERY, who was past 90 years of age, was born and reared in Providence and taught in the Old Home School which was operated by her mother, Mrs. John Montgomery. She was the last surviving member of that family. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. A.H. COX of Tampa, and a son, Hume A. Hayes of Lexington. A funeral service was held Tuesday in Tampa, after which the body was brought to Kerr Funeral Home in Lexington where services will be conducted today. Burial will be in a Lexington cemetery. T.T. MORRIS, a brother-in-law; Mrs. Franklin MARTIN, a niece; James C. Morris, a nephew, and Mrs. Morris went to Lexington Wednesday to attend last rites. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 4, 1954.

Mrs. Nancy Jane HAYES, 72, died Monday morning in her home in Wheatcroft. She had been an invalid for the past thirteen years. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Annie Hayes, at home; two sons, Carl Hayes, at home, and Harvey Hayes, of Detroit, Mich.; and one grandson. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the home with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Diamond officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 18, 1948.

Anna Kathryn HAYNES, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Haynes of Clay, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday in Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville where she was born Monday, June 30. Survivors besides the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Haynes of Clay and D.F. CAPLINGER of Latonia; a half-brother, David Haynes of Henderson; and Mrs. Haynes' brothers, Frank and Hieatt Caplinger, and uncle and aunt, Mrs. and Mrs. Horace HANNA of Louisville. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay, with the Rev. G.R. ABERNATHY officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 10, 1952.

Mrs. Plina Jane HAYNES, 51, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Shirley OAKLEY, in Dixon. Surviving besides Mrs. Oakley are the husband, Clifton; three other daughters, Mrs. Wilma Ray PARKER of Sebree, Mrs. Thurman SMITH, of Hope, Ark., and Miss Juanita Haynes, at home; a son, Arthur, of Madisonville; and four sisters, Mrs. Nellie CASSIDY of Rockfield, Mrs. Mollie SALINGS of Shepherdsville, Mrs. Lela SMITH and Mrs. Luther JOHNSON of Bowling Green. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Cypress church near Sacramento, with Robert ADAMSON of Poole officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 14, 1952.

Mrs. Lucy Ann HAZEL, 77, for sixty years a resident of Blackford, died at 2 a.m. Sunday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gordon SEITZ, in Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Hazel had gone to Detroit last month to spend the winter with her daughter and became ill with influenza which resulted in her death. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John PHILLIPS, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. A.H. PICKENS of Providence, and Mrs. Seitz; two sons, J.B. Hazel, Detroit, and Ottis Hazel, Dawson Springs, who was discharged after 23 months in service and reached his mother's bedside three hours before her death; two brothers, J.T. WALLACE, Lisman, and S.R. Wallace, near Clay; a half-brother, James Carter Wallace, Cleveland, Ohio; twelve grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The body arrived at the home in Blackford Tuesday night. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist church in Blackford, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Diamond officiating, assisted by the Rev. N.B. SIZEMORE of Sullivan and the Rev. J.R. KING of Blackford. Burial was in Blackford cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 27, 1945.

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