Selected Webster County Obituaries

Surnames Ladd to Lax

The Providence Journal-Enterprise

1948 - 1961

Mrs. Eula LADD, 46, of Henderson, died Saturday afternoon in Methodist Hospital in Henderson following a cerebral hemorrhage suffered Friday night. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Billy Joe VICK, Poole, and Mrs. T.L. CHANDLER, jr., Henderson; one son, William Forest Ladd, of Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Ray LILES, Henderson county; two brothers, Joe WHITMORE and W.S. Whitmore, Corydon rural route; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the General Baptist church in Poole, with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove cemetery, Poole. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 23, 1949.

Funeral services for William Taylor LAMB, formerly of Clay, who died Monday in a Paducah hospital, were held at Franklin and Hunt Funeral Home in Clay at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. J.E. HARTFORD of Slaughters officiated and burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Clay. The body was brought to Clay Wednesday at noon from Paducah. He is survived by two sons, Goebel and Barbee. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 7, 1950.

Bennie Carl LAMBERT, 40, of Boise City, Okla., formerly of Clay, died Dec. 23 in a Clayton, New Mexico, hospital following an appendix operation. He had been away from Clay for about twenty-three years. Survivors are the father, Aaron Lambert of Clay; one sister, Mrs. Verna MOONEY of Meridian, Miss.; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Juanita PRICE, York, Ala., and Mrs. Wanda Lee BROADSTREET, Indianapolis, Ind. The body was brought Sunday morning to the Franklin Funeral Home in Clay and remained there until the funeral which was held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. R.T. MITCHELL officiated, assisted by the Rev. R.G. SHAVER. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 30, 1943.

Jonathan Miles LAMBERT, 93, died at 10:55 a.m. Sunday at the home of a son, Earl Lambert, in the Cedar Grove community. Other survivors are two sons, Herbert of Detroit, Mich., and Roy of Maroa, Ill.; a brother, Robert of Morganfield; a sister, Miss Matilda Lambert of Morganfield; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 am. Tuesday at Pride Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. E.G. SISK and the Rev. Claud THRELKELD officiating. Burial was in the Lambert family cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 31, 1953.

Robert LAMOTTE, 43, Nebo, was fatally injured at 1 a.m. Thursday when he was struck by an automobile while walking on U.S. Highway 41 near Nebo. He died of internal injuries five minutes after he was injured. The car was driven by Earl LEGATE, Clay, who was returning home from work at a mine near Madisonville. At an inquest held by Hopkins county coroner William L. BARNETT, the jury's verdict was that the accident was unavoidable. Surviving are a son, J.R. LaMotte, who is in the army in Honolulu, and a brother, Kirby LaMotte, Nebo. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday in the Nebo Methodist church, with the Rev. A.L. FRASER, of Hanson, officiating, assisted by the Rev. S.R. GILLIAM, of Providence. Burial was in Union cemetery, Nebo. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 11, 1947.

Mrs. Anna Laura LANE, 77, widow of the late O.E. Lane, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at her home in Lisman. She was the daughter of the late George M. and Virginia RICE BAKER. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Virginia L. PRITCHETT of Lisman; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Mary K. JENKINS, Lisman; two half-sisters, Mrs. Sallie B. MILLER of Lisman, and Mrs. Clay E. JONES of Providence; and one half-brother, George M. BAKER of Kennewick, Wash. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay by the Rev. Alfred BENNETT and the Rev. R.T. MITCHELL. Burial was in Lisman cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 10, 1953.

Sam LANGFORD, former Clay resident, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home of his son, Clyde, near Henderson. Survivors are two sons, Clyde, of Henderson, and Charlie, of Owensboro; four daughters, Mrs. Jimmie SULLIVAN and Mrs. Lige COFFMAN, of Henderson, Mrs. B.J. VAUGHN, of Evansville, and Mrs. Mary Agnes VOSS, Sturgis; and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Henderson, followed by burial in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Clay. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 25, 1949.

J.D. LANGLEY, former resident of the Corinth section, deid on July 25 at his home near Fresno, Calif. Surviving are the wife, Alice Humphrey Langley; one son, Guy H. Langley; and several grandchildren, all of Fresno. Burial was in Floral Memorial Park there. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 4, 1949.

Sam D. LANGLEY, 84, brother of W.W. Langley, of Providence, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday at his home in Hollywood, Fla. Before he retired and went to Florida to make his home he was a well known hotel operator and insurance man in Madisonville. Surviving besides the brother are the wife, Kate, and a son, Edward, both of Hollywood. Funeral and burial will be in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., this afternoon. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 23, 1950.

W.W. LANGLEY, 88, for more than forty-eight years in the insurance business in Providence, died at 5 p.m. Thursday at his home on North Broadway. He had been confined to his home for the past six weeks and bedfast the past three weeks, but had been critically ill only a few days. Mr. Langley was born October 25, 1863 in Hopkins county, a son of John H. and Agnes FROST Langley. He came to Providence in 1901 and worked as a tobacco buyer until entering the insurance business in September 1903. Later the business was operating as W.W. Langley and Company, with his son, Briscoe Langley, and more recently his grandson, Joel Langley, associated with him. Mr. Langley was associated with others in developing several sections of the town. With his brother, the late S.C. Langley, and Tom FINLEY he bought a section of land in what became known as New Providence, formed the Providence Improvement Company, and subdivided the land into lots which were sold for building purposes. This same procedure was followed with the late Percy D. BERRY and James MONTGOMERY with the Fairgrounds Addition, and in another section where Kentucky Avenue and part of West Main street are now located. He was a member of the Christian church. Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Barbara SUGG; the son, B.C. Langley, Providence; two daughters, Miss Louise Langley, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. E.B. STERLING of Erlanger; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tapp Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harold GIBBS, pastor of First Christian church, officiating. Pallbearers were Ray McCULLOCH, John B. FOXWELL, Lucian BENJAMIN, Grady GENTRY, T.M. HILL, W. Fred HUME, Lucian CUMMINS, and Ray LEMON. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 17, 1952.

Loretta LANGSTON, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Langston, jr., died Friday in Children's Hospital in Detroit. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Deborah Anne; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Langston, sr., of Dixon, and Mrs. and Mrs. Emanual ATTARD of Detroit. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tapp Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Phil RINEY, pastor of St. Ann's Church in Morganfield, officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 29, 1954.

Mercer L. LANKFORD, 48, Central City policeman, was drowned Friday night when his car ran into Green River at the Wrightsburg ferry opposite Webster county on the McLean county side. The car was found upside down across the ferry cable and his body was inside the the car. The submerged car was discovered when the ferry cable failed to raise Saturday morning. The ferry quit operation at 10 p.m. and the accident is thought to have occurred after that time. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 16, 1952.

Walter Lee LATHAM, 38, Clay Route 3, was killed at 2 p.m. Thursday in a slate fall at Watson Bridge mine in Hopkins county where he was employed. The mine is operated under lease by Oscar VAILES of Providence. Another employee, James PHILLIPS of Nebo, had both legs broken in the accident and was taken to Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville. Surviving Latham are the wife, Jennie Lorine; daughters, Iona Jewell Geraldine and Gertie Ann; sons, Marvin Lee, Clemo D., and Lawrence W., all at home; his mother, Mrs. Bobbie Bennett Latham, Madisonville Route 3; a sister, Mrs. Addie STOKES, Madisonville; and brothers, Chesteen of Dawson Springs, Coleman of Princeton, and Dennis of Madisonville. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Tabor Church in Todd county, with the Rev. James GOLD of Providence officiating. Burial was in the Francis family cemetery near the church. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 5, 1954.

Carmon E. LAWSON, 59, died Saturday at his home in Blackford. Surviving are his wife, Florence; mother, Mrs. R.L. BOTELER; and half-sisters, Miss Madge Boteler and Mrs. R.L. OMER, all of Blackford. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay. The Rev. Paul TROUT and the Rev. Don HUBBARD officiated. Burial was in Blackford cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 3, 1955.

Mrs. Elizabeth LAX and daughter Patricia, of Evansville were drowned August 15 while riding in a boat on the lake of the farm of Ira Lax, near Princeton. Another daughter, Lilly Lax, was in the boat when it capsized, but was rescued an hour later. Mrs. Lax was the wife of Chas. Lax, formerly of Clay. She was a graduate of Memorial College and member of the Catholic church in Evansville. Funeral was at the Asuncion church Monday morning and burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Johny GRAHAM of the Clay country attended the funeral. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 23, 1945.

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