Selected Webster County Obituaries
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
Anthony Don WILSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Wilson, near Tilden, was stillborn Monday at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in
Morganfield. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 28, 1961.
Beecher WILSON, 52, died Saturday morning at his home near Dixon.
Survivors are the wife, Zadie; four daughters, Misses Pearl and
Frankie Wilson, Mrs. Alfred STONE and Mrs. Evelyn LANGSTON, Dixon; and
five sons, Henry, of Providence, Clarence, of Corydon, James, of Camp
Campbell, George and Jesse Wilson, of Dixon. Funeral services were
held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Pentecostal Mission near Dixon, with the
Rev. Forrest WATSON officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 17, 1942.
Clarence Brown WILSON, 62, near Marion, formerly of Clay, died at 8 a.m. Saturday of a heart attack. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lessie LITTLEPAGE Wilson; one daughter, Mrs. Elwood CUMMINS of Evansville; one son, Ted Wilson of Charleston, W. Va.; one brother, Walter Wilson of Marion; and four grandchildren. A short funeral service was held at the home in Crittenden county Sunday afternoon before bringing the body to Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay where it remained until time for the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Hillis HUNT of Marion officiated. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 15, 1954.
Funeral services for Ernest WILSON, 67, former Providence man, who died Wednesday of last week at his home in San Diego, Calif., will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Melton Funeral Home. The body arrived here Wednesday night. The Rev. Curtis MARTIN of Alton, Ill., will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY. Burial will be in Big Hill cemetery. Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Isaac Wilson and was born in Webster county. His wife was formerly Miss Ina HEARIN.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 17, 1953.
Eugene WILSON, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Wilson, near Sebree, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday in Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville, following an illness of three weeks. Survivors besides the parents are five brothers, Jackie Ray, John Albert, Edward, Virgil Lee, and Joe Tommy; three sisters, Ruby Mae, Hazel Lee, and Linda Mae; and grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Sebree, and Mrs. Macy BENNETT, of Henderson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brick church, near Onton with the Rev. Leo ROBINSON of Sebree officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 11, 1950.
Funeral services for Floyd R. WILSON, 55, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Victory Baptist church, with the Rev. E.G. SISK of Dixon officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery. He died at his home in Hopkins County on route 3, Providence, at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon as the result of self-inflicted pistol wounds. A suicide verdict was returned by the jury following an inquest conducted by Hopkins County Deputy Coroner Harley Stokes. Survivors are the wife, Myrtice; sisters, Mrs. Aubrey OAKLEY and Mrs. Vernie CATES of Sturgis, Mrs. Elzie HARKINS of Madisonville, and Mrs. Jess WHITE of Providence; brothers, Clay of Springfield, Ohio, and Rodney, Medina, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 4, 1951.
George W. WILSON, 80, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday of last week at his home on Maple street. He had been in ill health for some time but death came unexpectedly. Mr. Wilson was section foreman for the L&N Railroad for a number of years and later tracklaying foreman for Diamond Coal company. He had also engaged in farming. He was a member of the General Baptist Church. Survivors are the wife, Tean; a daughter, Mrs. Carlos OAKLEY, Providence; two sons, Iley and Gill Wilson, Providence; and a brother, Dan Wilson, Providence. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm. Friday at the home with the Rev. C.W. DUFFER officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 14, 1952.
Mrs. Ida Mae WILSON, 85, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at the home of a son, Hugh Wilson, in the Dalton section. She was the widow of Lee Wilson, who died in 1940, and was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth HUBBARD. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ray TAYLOE, Dalton; two sons, Hugh, of Dalton, and Harley, of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Mt. Olivet church, with the pastor, the Rev. Leslie CHAPMAN, officiating. Burial was in Traylor cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 13, 1955.
James WILSON, 71, of Sebree, was fatally injured at 1 p.m. Sunday when the car in which he was riding with his son, Woodrow Wilson,
33, Sebree, overturned on a curve on Highway 56 at the east edge of Poole. According to State Trooper Leroy POOLE the driver
lost control of the car and it struck a concrete sidewalk, then overturned. The father was taken to Methodist Hospital in Henderson
where he died at 2:40 a.m. Monday. Surviving are sons, Woodrow and Raymond, of Sebree, and Otha of Crossville Ill.; daughters,
Mrs. Jesse POWELL of Morganfield, Mrs. Welborn TODD of Sebree, and Mrs. Roy Todd of Henderson, and Mrs. Estel SCOTT of
Evansville; 28 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ina Wilson of Smith Mills, and Mrs. Jack STONE of Clay; and brothers, Ilie of Smith Mills,
and Gilbert of Morganfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Funeral Home in Sebree, with the Rev. A.F.
TUCK, pastor of Sebree Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Springdale Cemetery, Sebree.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 23, 1954.
James B. WILSON, 80, former L&N railroad station agent in Providence, died Wednesday of last week at the Protestant Home in Evansville. He left Providence a number of years ago and for some time was in business in Evansville. Survivors are the wife; a brother, Dan Wilson, Greenville; and a sister, Mrs. W.P. HOBGOOD, Frankfort. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Alexander Funeral Home in Evansville, with Dr. J.F. RAKE officiating. Burial was in Park Lawn cemetery, Evansville.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 2, 1950.
James Shackleford WILSON, 82, druggist in Poole for 22 years, died at his home there at 11:10 a.m. Friday. He had been a
member of the Masonic lodge for 44 years and was a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. V.C.
STEVENSON, Henshaw, and Miss Katherine WILSON, Poole; one brother, W.S. Wilson, Madisonville; and five
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Masonic cemetery in Morganfield, with the Rev. Ralph
THOMAS of Sturgis officiating. Masons were in charge of the service.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 5, 1945.
Judith Katherine WILSON, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Desmond Wilson died Sunday morning at the home of the parents in
Owensboro following a brief illness. Survivors in addition to the
parents, include a brother, Desmond, jr., and grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Wilson, Henderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Will SHEFFER, Providence.
Funeral services were conducted at Lakeview cemetery, Providence, at
11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Kincheloe LAMB of Madisonville in
charge, followed by burial there.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 11, 1942.
Mrs. Martha BLANKENSHIP WILSON, 79, former Providence resident, died at 11 a.m. Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orville GRAY in Henshaw. Surviving besides the daughter are a brother, Tom Blankenship, Hopkins county, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Lisman, with the Rev. R.T. MITCHELL of Clay officiating. Burial was in the Lisman cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, November 20, 1947.
Mrs. Marvin WILSON, 45, of Detroit, the former Miss Bessie WALKER,of Providence, died Friday in Detroit following an operation which she underwent Wednesday. Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor GAZEL; and a grandson, all of Detroit; her mother, Mrs. Leota Walker, Madisonville; two sisters, Mrs. Gammon CAVANAH, of Madisonville, and Mrs. Leo LONG, of Owensboro; and three brothers, Ernest Walker, of Detroit, Curtis Walker, of Evansville, and Robert Walker, of Ohio. The body was brought Saturday to Mrs. Cavanah's home in Madisonville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Methodist church at Slaughters, with the pastor, the Rev. T.O. KYLE, officiating. Burial was in the Slaughters cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 4, 1949.
Mrs. Perlixina Mills WILSON, 83, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G.E. CROWELL, and Mr. Crowell in Clay, following an illness of several weeks. Surviving besides Mrs. Crowell are three other daughters, Mrs. Nora MARKS, of Vandersburg, Mrs. Minda SHOULDERS, of the Clay country, and Mrs. Artie PRICE, of Evansville; two sons, Hugh Wilson, of Evansville, and George Wilson, of Clay; a brother, James NASH, of Dekoven; a sister, Teen Wilson, of Providence; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Free Union General Baptist church. Funeral services were held at the Clay General Baptist church at 1:30 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. E.Y. LASLIE, of Poole, officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 4, 1949.