Selected Webster County Obituaries

Surnames Horning to Hurley

The Providence Journal-Enterprise

1948 - 1961

Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson HORNING, wife of Robert G. Horning, formerly of Providence, died May 1 in Phoenix, Ariz., where she and her family went two years ago for her health. survivors are the husband; two daughters, Barbara and Joanna; and two half-sisters, of Lexington. The body was returned to Princeton. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Liberty church, with the Rev. Charles HOWARD of Henderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Horning and daughters will return to Phoenix soon to make their home. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 9, 1946.

Gid HORNING, 78, died Thursday at his home in Sebree. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. W. C. OGILBY and Mrs. Jane SIMPSON of Providence, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springfield Funeral Home in Sebree, with the Rev. LITTLE officiating. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery, Sebree. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 15, 1954.

Mrs. Laura E. HORNING, 85, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at her home near Providence. She was a native of Crittenden county and was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. George FRITZ of Providence, Mrs. Coy CLEMENTS, and Mrs. Victor COWAN of Madisonville, and Mrs. Thomas KOONTZ of Huntingdon, Ind.; two sons, V.A. Horning of Frances, and Elmer Horning of Providence; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. E.L. DIXON officiating. Burial was in Love cemetery, near Sheridan in Crittenden county. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 18, 1953.

W.B. HORNING, 78, retired farmer, died at his home in Shady Grove Saturday. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie; four sons, W.H. Horning, Evansville; Robert Horning, Clay; Bennie and Texal Horning, Detroit; and four daughters, Mrs. Archie HARDEN, Detroit; Mrs. Leneth BROWN, Shady Grove; Mrs. G.S. WALLACE, Centerville, Tenn.; and Mrs. Floyd DEERMOOR, Detroit. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church in Shady Grove Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. C.G. OLIVER and the Rev. G.F. RICHARDSON, Marion, officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 28, 1946.

Mrs. Eliza CROW HOSKINSON, 48, died at 10 p.m. Thursday in her home in Elkton following an illness of several months. Mrs. Hoskinson, former Nebo resident, lived here in 1942 while her husband, the Rev. Owen Hoskinson, was pastor of the Methodist church. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Crow, Nebo. Survivors besides the husband are three brothers, Wesley Crow, Providence, Reuben and Sam Crow, Nebo; one sister, Mrs. Mary PORTER, Nebo; a niece, Mrs. John HIGGINS, Henderson; and a nephew, John Henry PORTER, Nebo. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Elkton Methodist church. The Rev. W.I. MUNDAY, Hopkinsville district superintendent, officiated. Burial was in Union cemetery, Nebo. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 14, 1946.

The Rev. Charlie Hubbard HOWARD, 57, pastor of Clay General Baptist church, was found dead in bed at 8 o'clock Tuesday night at his home in Clay by relatives. Death is thought to have occurred approximately twenty-four hours earlier. Rev. Howard, who lived alone, was to have gone Tuesday to the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Logan MARTIN, in Shady Grove. Because he did not come, Mrs. Martin and her son, Howard, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Clay, went to his home to investigate and found his body. He was seen Monday night on his way home from the post office and is thought to have died shortly after he arrived at his home. Rev. Howard had suffered from a heart ailment for a long time and had undergone long periods of treatment, so that death was not unexpected. He had been a minister for eighteen years and his pastorates had included White Oak, Clay, Pleasant Grove, Henderson, Freedom, Frederick's Chapel, Free Union, and Clay again where his final work was done. Next Sunday would have been the second anniversary of his Sunday afternoon radio broadcasts from the Clay church. Last Sunday in his broadcast he made a request for 1000 letters on his anniversary. He had done extensive evangelistic work, having conducted 190 revival meetings. His wife died Oct. 3, 1948. Survivors are a son, Ross Howard, Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard, West Baden, Ind., and L..G. Howard, Providence; and a sister, Mrs. Tory WOODSON, St. Petersburg, Fla. The body is at the home in Clay. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Clay General Baptist Church. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 30, 1950. Compiler's note: Next edition of the paper gave these additional details: "Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Clay General Baptist Church. The Rev. C.W. DUFFER, pastor of Providence General Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery. Clay business firms were closed during the service." Lula E. Howard, 1896-1948, is buried next to Rev. Howard.

An indictment on a charge of murder was returned Monday by the grand jury impaneled for the July term of Webster circuit court against Richard BELT as a result of the death Saturday night of Justin Elwood HOWTON, 39. July 27 has been set as date for trial for Belt, who has been in county jail since his arrest approximately an hour after he stabbed Howton nine times just outside Howton's home on Princeton street in Providence. Howton died at 8 o'clock Saturday night a few minutes after the stabbing which resulted from an argument between the two men. Belt told Sheriff Carmon PULLAM that he used an ice pick. Belt was arrested shortly before 9 o'clock by Providence policemen Paul DORTCH and Baxter DODDS at the 41 Club restaurant four miles north of Providence, where Roland SIGLER, taxi driver, had put him out of his cab after refusing to drive him to Henderson. Sigler did not know of the murder at the time. Belt was paroled around a year ago after serving part of a life sentence which he received in July 1941 on a charge of robbery. He was given the severe penalty because of having been convicted for the third time on a felony. He escaped from jail before trial but returned a week later. Howton is survived by his wife, Louise; mother, Mrs. James Howton; two daughters, Joyce, 10, and Hilda, 8; two sons, Darrell of Syracuse, N.Y., and Harold, 12, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Charlie GRAHAM of Madisonville, Mrs. Will MATTHEWS of Beulah, Mrs. Floyd COFFMAN, Providence rural route, and Mrs. Onie GISH, Poseyville, Ind.; and two brothers, Herman, Providence rural route, and Raymond, Dawson Springs rural route. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beulah General Baptist Church, with the Rev. Abe RICH officiating. Burial was in Beulah cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 9, 1953. Compiler's note: There is a stone for a Justine Howton in Beulah Cemetery but the dates are recorded in the Webster Cemeteries Book as 1914-1958.

Dennie HUBBARD, 80, well known Shady Grove merchant, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Paducah. A retired minister, Mr. Hubbard was an active member and deacon of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth BRANTLEY of Alexandria Va., Mrs. Reba SHELTON of Covington, and Mrs. Hurle STREET of Orlando, Fla.; five sons, the Rev. Carroll Hubbard and Morris Hubbard of Louisville, J.D. of Shady Grove, Boyce of Sheffield, Ala., and Hinkle of Traverse City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. W.E. BELT and Mrs. Mamie McCONNELL of Marion; fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shady Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Albert KEMP and the Rev. Herbert LEWIS officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 7, 1960.

James Hardy HUBBARD, 74, died Wednesday of last week at his home near Slaughters. Surviving are the wife, Nettie; a daughter, Mrs. Garnett JOHNSON, Slaughters Route 1; three sons, Roy of Dixon Route 2, James and Hyland of Slaughters Route 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Coochie BURTON and Mrs. Goldie SISK of Madisonville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Gilead Church, with the Rev. Barton CARROLL officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 31, 1955.

Information has been received here of the death Saturday in Detroit, Mich., of Manse HUBBARD, father of Mrs. Garrett TOWERY. Mr. and Mrs. Towery, who now live in Detroit are former Providence residents. He leaves the widow, Thomas, and several other children besides Mrs. Towery. Mrs. Mitt HORNING of Shady Grove is a sister, and she and her son, Everett Horning, left Monday for Detroit to attend funeral and burial. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 13, 1941.

Dorothy Dee HUDSON, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hudson of Yuma, Ariz., formerly of Providence, died in a Hollywood, Calif., hospital at 2 a.m. today following an illness of several months of leukemia. Dorothy Dee was born in Providence and lived here until her family moved to Yuma five years ago. Survivors are the parents; a brother Allen Brown, stationed with the Army in Kansas; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.L. SIMMS and A.B. Hudson, Providence. Mrs. Simms has been in Yuma and Hollywood for some time. Funeral and burial are to be in Yuma. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 28, 1945.

James Alex HUDSON, 78, died at 2:45 a.m. at his home in the Oakley Home section. Surviving are the wife, Della; a son, Ray of Nebo; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakley Home Church, with the Rev. W.W. OAKLEY of Poole officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 15, 1954.

David Wayne HUGHES, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hughes, died at noon Friday at Cardwell's Clinic. He had been brought there a week earlier from a Louisville hospital. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Linda Gayle; two brothers, Harold Douglas and Morris Carroll; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie PHELPS and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. James Hughes, all of Providence. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Grove church, with the Rev. Iley WHITFIELD of Mortons Gap officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Valley cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1954.

Mrs. J.W. HUGHES, 71, of Providence, died suddenly Saturday night while visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. DEDMAN, and Dr. Dedman, in Gallatin, Tenn. She was a member of Providence First Baptist church and Eastern Star chapter. Mrs. Hughes, the former Mary BROOKS WALLACE, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Wallace of Clay. She and Mr. Hughes were married January 27, 1902 in Dixon and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home here last year. They lived in Clay for ten years following their marriage and the remainder of the time in Providence. Surviving are the husband, formerly chief of police, who was elected police judge in the recent election; a son, Dr. Darrell S. Hughes, Austin, Tex., professor of physics in the University of Texas; the daughter, Mrs. Dedman; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Pierce CURRY of Evansville; and a brother, Clusky Wallace of Evansville. The body was brought here for funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday in First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY officiating. Burial was in a Gallatin cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 19, 1953.

John Carrol HUGHES, 32, died at 3 p.m. Friday at his home on South Broadway following a heart attack which he suffered a short time earlier. A son of Mrs. Lena Hughes and the late J.D. Hughes, he was born in Webster county, Aug. 31, 1911, and was married Sept. 16, 1933 to Miss Ina Mae BAKER. He was in the grocery business here for five years, and for several months had been employed at International Steel in Evansville. For eleven years he had been a member of the Victory Baptist church. Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Ina Baker Hughes; two sons, Jimmie Carroll, 9, and Jerry Darrel, 5; his mother, Mrs. Lena Hughes; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel BELT, Mrs. Louise TWEEDLE, and Miss Leona Hughes of Providence, Mrs. Edith BECK of Bellevue, and Miss Myrtle Hughes of Cincinnati, Ohio; and three brothers, Sherman, Herbert, and Denver Dair Hughes of Providence. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Victory Baptist church, with the Rev. Rupert UTLEY of Madisonville officiating. Pallbearers were Clyde Tweedell, Rayborn HOBGOOD, Floyd CULLEN, Eugene HYDE, Monroe TRAVIS, and Charlie BLACKWELL. Burial was in Pleasant Valley cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1943.

Mrs. Lena HUGHES, 69, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in her home on Princeton street of a heart ailment. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Hughes, widow of the late John Hughes, was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist church. Surviving are five daughters, Miss Myrtle Hughes, Miss Leona Hughes, Mrs. Mabel BELT, and Mrs. Louise TWEDDELL, Providence, and Mrs. Edith BECK, Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Sherman, Herbert, and Denver, Providence; four brothers, Hugh, Johnnie, and Shirley HARKINS, Providence, and Denver Harkins, Evansville; six sisters, Mrs. James Hughes, Mrs. C.T. GRAHAM, Mrs. Will YARBROUGH, Mrs. Henry SEYMOUR, and Miss Addie Harkins, Providence, and Mrs. Richard HALL, Denver, Colo.; fifteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock this afternoon in Pleasant Valley church, with the Rev. Geo. H. GASS, of Nortonville, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 21, 1948.

Norvil H. HUGHES, 54, a former Crittenden county man who had been in Iowa until a few months ago died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lola QUARTERMOUS, in Wheatcroft, following a long illness. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lula Hughes, Marion; two sons, George William and James Paul, of Ottumwa, Iowa; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth SCHNEIDER of Evansville; two brothers, Alvie and Aubrey Hughes of Princeton; four sisters, Mrs. Vina LARGENT of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Cleo BARTON of Evansville, Mrs. Naoma KING of Marion, and Mrs. Quartermous; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at Pleasant Hill church in Crittenden county, with the Rev. Victor HUNT officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harley KIRK. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 14, 1950.

Elizabeth Ann HUMBLE, daughter of the Rev. J.A. Humble, Slaughters Methodist pastor, and Mrs. Humble, died Tuesday, June 19, her second birthday, in Methodist Hospital in Henderson. She had been a patient there for eleven (unreadable) with encephalitis following measles. Besides her parents she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Sarah GLIDEWELL of Columbia, Alma, Virginia and Hazel, of Slaughters; and eight brothers, Isaac, Leonard and Claude of Newcastle, Ind., Joseph M. of Summersville, Samuel of Bowling Green, Eugene of Windsor, Billy Roy and Randolph of Slaughters. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Slaughters Methodist church with Dr. George S. WOOD, Henderson district superintendent, in charge. Burial was at 11 a.m. Thursday in the cemetery at Columbia near their former home. A short service was held at the grave by the Rev. T.D. EVERETT and the Rev. Claude HALE. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 19, 1951.

Mrs. Harpie HUNT, 62, wife of W.A. Hunt of Manitou, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday in a Bardstown hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident near there on July 3. She formerly lived in Webster county. Surviving are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Amanell POLLEY of Henderson, Mrs. Azero CATES and Mrs. Henry CARTER of Manitou, and Mrs. Glen JOHNSON of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; five sons, W.A. of Henderson, Ray of Jackson, Willie and Thomas M. of Granite City, Ill., and Martin L., of St. Louis Mo.; a brother, Wes Playl of Clay; and 29 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakley Home Church, with the Rev. Oscar DUNCAN officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 15, 1954.

James E. HUNT, 41, Henderson county attorney, died early Friday night in a Paducah hospital following a heart attack suffered while he was on a fishing trip at Kentucky Lake. A 1929 graduate of Barrett high in Henderson, Mr. Hunt obtained his law degree from the University of Kentucky. Returning to practice in Henderson, Mr. Hunt was elected city prosecuting attorney. He was called into service during his term of office, serving in the Signal Corps. On his return from the armed forces, Mr. Hunt was elected county attorney. He was of a family of public servants. His father, the late N.B. Hunt, served as circuit judge for a number of years. Surviving are the wife, Dixie; a son, Edwin, and mother, Mrs. N.B. Hunt, all of Henderson. Several residents of Webster County are also related to the family. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Shell POWELL officiating. Burial was in Fairmont cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 31, 1952.

R.R. HUNT, 80, retired farmer, died at his home in the Waggener section at 6:50 a.m. Friday. Survivors are the wife, Ollie; three sons, Jinks and Estmere of Indianapolis, Ind., and Lloyd Hunt of Morganfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Charlie MELTON, Providence rural route, and Mrs. Finis RODGERS of Smith Mills. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the General Baptist church in Poole, with the Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery, Poole. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1943.

Mrs. Ella HUNTER, 73, died at 5 a.m. Monday at her home in Poole following a brief illness. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daisy TOWNSEND of Madisonville; a son, Malcolm Hunter of Poole; a brother, Joe BRIDWELL of Sebree; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the grave in the Hunter Family Cemetery near Sebree, with the Rev. Nealy PEARCY of Dixon officiating. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 19, 1954.

Malcolm HUNTER, 41, Poole barber, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday at his home in Poole. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Surviving are two sons, Malcolm Hunter, jr., of Poole, and Larry Mac of Providence; and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Townsend of Madisonville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the grave in the Hunter family cemetery. The Rev. Nealey PEARCY of Dixon officiated. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 23, 1954.

Robert L. HUNTER, 86, died Wednesday of last week at his home in Sebree. Surviving are three sons, Herman of Mishawaka, Ind., Paul of Henderson, and Sam of Driftwood, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Edgar RIDEOUT of Evansville, Mrs. Texal JACKSON and Mrs. Harry SMITH of Sebree; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at Springfield Funeral Home in Sebree, with the Rev. J.R. RANDOLPH of Dixon officiating. Burial was in Springdale cemetery, Sebree. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 24, 1952.

Robert W. HUNTER, 68, former Providence mayor and coal operator, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday of last week in his home in Evansville. He had been ill since May. Mr. Hunter went to Louisville when he left Providence a number of years ago, but for several years returned here frequently and especially on election days. For some time he remained registered as a voter here. He served for many years as chairman of the Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, was a member of the Kentucky Racing Commission, and vice-president of the Dade Park Jockey Club. For several years he had been connected with the Evansville office of Investors Syndicate and had lived in Evansville. He was a native of Jasper, Ind. Survivors are his wife, Mae W. Hunter, and a daughter, Mrs. Hallene HAYES, both of Evansville; and two sisters, Miss Anna Hunter, Jasper, and Mrs. William RUSSELL, Benton Harbor, Mich. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ziemer funeral home in Evansville, with Dr. Matthew C. CAVELL officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery, Evansville. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 21, 1947.

Mrs. Hettye HURLEY, Evansville, who was born and reared near Dixon, died Tuesday morning in an Evansville hospital where she was taken after suffering a heart attack Monday afternoon. Survivors are the husband, Lee Hurley; six sisters, Mrs. Oscar PARKER of Madisonville, Mrs. Mae BAUER of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Melba BRILL of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Tom MARKS of Henderson, Mrs. Nola KING of Evansville, and Mrs. Dora ADAMS, Eldorado, Ill.; and two brothers, Allen HUBBARD, Princeton and James Hubbard, Cincinnati, Ohio. The body is being brought Wednesday to Tapp Funeral Home in Dixon where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Matthew CAVELL, pastor of First Presbyterian church in Evansville, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Wednesday, November 22, 1950.

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