Selected Webster County Obituaries
Surnames Wyatt to Zachary
The Providence Journal-Enterprise
1948 - 1961
George Green WYATT, 84, died Sunday morning at his home in Dalton
after being in declining health for several months. He is survived by
four daughters, Mrs. L.B. SISK, Mrs. Archie LOGAN, Mrs. Hugh EGBERT,
and Mrs. W.A. FRAZIER, all of Dalton; nine grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. D. Sisk, Madisonville route
2; and one brother, N.J. Wyatt, Clovis, New Mexico. Funeral services
were conducted at the home at 3 p.m. Monday, with Claud HUBBARD in
charge, followed by burial in Dalton cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 9, 1942.
James H. WYATT, 77, Paducah, father of Mrs. E.R. WARD, died Sunday morning in a Paducah hospital. Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday at Bethel church, near Woodville, and burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, near LaCenter. Mrs. Ward returned
Tuesday night from Paducah after attending funeral services.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 6, 1945.
Mrs. Mary Clatus WYATT, 47, wife of Hustler Wyatt, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home in the Beulah section, Nebo Route 1, following a long illness. Survivors are the husband; a daughter, Linda Jo, at home; three sons, Harold D. Wyatt, who is stationed with the Air Force at Lake Charles, La., Morris Glen and Norman Lee, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George KINGERY of Charleston; four sisters, Mrs. Alva AYERS, Mrs. Velma ROBERTS, and Mrs. Elizabeth LOVELACE of Dawson Springs, and Mrs. Ruth L. LOVE of Mt. Airy, N.C.; and five brothers, Rex, Jack and Ernie Kingery, of Dawson Springs, and James and Paul Kingery of Superior, Wyo. The body has been taken from Tapp Funeral Home in Providence to the home of her parents in Charleston. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at the Beulah church, with the Rev. J. H. McROY of Madisonville officiating. Burial will be in Beulah cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 10, 1953.
Carl ("Boss") WYNN, 56, former Providence resident, died in Chicago last Thursday after several months' illness. Mr. Wynn was
for many years connected with coal mining interests here and later was a coal agent in Louisville. Survivors are his mother, Mrs.
Josie Wynn, Chicago; two sisters, Hallie and Pearl, Chicago; and three brothers, Jim and Rube Wynn of Chicago, and Sam Wynn
of Louisville. Funeral and burial were Saturday in Chicago. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 28, 1945.
Mrs. Sallie WALKER WYNN, 71, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at her home on North Broadway after a long illness. She was the widow of
Claud Wynn and was a member of First Baptist Church. Surviving are a brother, James R. Walker, Providence; and two sisters, Mrs.
Margaret SOLAN, Providence, and Mrs. S.P. MORTON, Dawson Springs. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Tapp
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert O. WILLIAMS officiating. Burial was in Big Hill Cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, September 28, 1961.
John Daniel WYNNS, 73, one of the most prominent businessmen and
church leaders of Providence, expired Monday afternoon at 2:10 at his
home on West Main Street following a critical illness of several
weeks. He had been removed to a Louisville sanitarium several weeks
ago and was brought home by ambulance on November 27 when his
condition became steadily worse. Mr. Wynns was born on June 25, 1861,
on a farm near town and spent his entire life in and near Providence.
He was a son of the late George Wright Wynn and Susie Davis Wynn and
was the last member of a large family. For many years he was actively
engaged in the farming industry and later was in the milling business
with Joe JUSTICE, Sr. When he sold his milling interests, he became a
partner in the Webster County Coal company with the late D. B. BAKER
and later organized the Wynn Coal company. Mr. Wynns had been a
director of the Providence Citizens Bank and Trust company for a
number of years and also served as vice-president for a long period of
time. He resigned as a director several months ago and had retired
from all active business. Mr. Wynns had taken a prominent part in the
business life of Providence and was one of its largest propertyowners. He was a devoted member of the Christian church and was an
elder at the time of his death. He had also taught the Men's Bible
Class of the Sunday School and had served as a deacon. Mr. Wynns hadbeen a loyal member of the local church for almost thirty years and
was one of its charter members. Those surviving are two sons, Dr.
Justice F. Wynns, prominent surgeon and physician of Evansville, and
Harold Wynns, of this city and one grandchild, Nell Rice Wynns, this
city. His wife, Mrs. Minnie RICE Wynns, died on October 6, 1933. The
funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the
residence with the Rev. H.B. SELF of Henshaw, former minister of the
Christian church, in charge and the Rev. Grady SPIEGEL, present
minister, will assist. Active pallbearers will be Wesley CROW, Will
D. MARTIN, Carroll WITHERS, J.E. PALMER, W. L. HOOE and S.C. LOFTON.
Honorary pallbearers will include E.G. THOMPSON, T.T. MORRIS, J.G.
GIST, A. NISWONGER, T.M. TOWNSEND, W.J. NISBET, T.M. HILL, J.E.
MORGAN, R.G. BAYNHAM, C.C. WOODSON, W.B. SNOW, M.C. PALMER, Elmo
VAUGHN, W.W. LANGLEY, Joe JUSTICE and T.H. WATSON. Interment will be
in the Lake View Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
December 11, 1934.
Mrs. Frank W. YARBROUGH, former resident of Providence and Dixon, died April 5 at her home in Henderson following an illness of three months. Mrs. Yarbrough was the daughter of the late J.P. and Ellen POWELL HARMON. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Henderson. Surviving are the husband; daughters, Mrs. Hazel LOEBE and Mrs. Quinton GIBSON, both of Henderson, and Mrs. Coleman ASHER of Dixon; one son, J.W. Yarbrough of Detroit, Mich.; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Holley and John Harmon of Indianapolis, Ind., and Ab Harmon of Dixon; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtus WILSON of Providence and Mrs. Wayne EMPSON of Detroit; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tapp Funeral Home in Henderson, with the Rev. Lyman Smith ALLEN, Immanuel Baptist pastor, officiating. Nephews served as pallbearers. Burial was in Fairmont cemetery, Henderson.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 14, 1955.
H.D. YARBROUGH, 78, former Providence resident, died at 11 p.m. last Wednesday in his home in Evansville of a heart attack. Mr. Yarbrough formerly operated a grocery store in Providence. After moving to Evansville he was employed in a furniture plant. He was a member of Calvary Baptist church there. Survivors are the wife, the former Miss Veliria WOOD; two sons, Robert Yarbrough, San Francisco, Calif., and John M. Yarbrough, Detroit, Mich.; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Holland OAKLEY, of Sturgis, Mrs. John HALL, of Detroit, and Mrs. John BECKNER, Clay; and four brothers, J.C., of Detroit, W.M., of Providence, C.D., of Vancouver, Wash., and G.A. Yarbrough, of Diamond. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Victory Baptist church in Providence, with the Rev. E.G. SISK, of Diamond, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Shady Grove. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, December 2, 1948.
Henry Y. YARBROUGH, 72, died Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis RIGGS, near Clay, after a two weeks' illness. Survivors
are a sister, Mrs. Molly COWAN of Clay, and several nieces and
nephews. Mr. Yarbrough was a member of the Primitive Baptist church
in Providence. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the
Franklin Funeral Home in Clay, with the Rev. J.D. SHAIN of
Madisonville, officiating. Burial was in Hopewell cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, August 12, 1943.
Rufus Manley YARBROUGH, 66, of Providence died at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville. He was a
member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are the wife, Mary Agnes; two daughters, Mrs. Helen MENSER of Dawson Springs and
Mrs. Corrine BRADEN of Orlando, Fla.; four sons, Rufus Yarbrough, Jr., of Sturgis, William M. of Dawson Springs, Timothy M. and
Daniel Lynn, Providence; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joe Ann MORSE and Miss Sarah GILL, Providence; stepson, David Gill,
Providence; three sisters, Mrs. Steve HALL and Mrs. Nettie HARMON of Providence, and Mrs. Clara ADAMS of Evansville; a
brother, Frank Yarbrough, Providence; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist
Church, with the Rev. John C. BASSETT officiating. Burial was in TRAYLOR Cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, January 7, 1960.
Funeral services for Bobbie YATES, 15, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the General Baptist church in Dixon. The Rev. E.G. SISK officiated and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, Dixon. Miss Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Yates, formerly of Dixon, drowned in Morgan Hill, Calif., on April 27. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, May 9, 1946.
Mrs. Frona YATES, 75, wife of D.W. Yates, died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday at the home of a son, Ira Yates, near Dixon. Surviving are the husband; five daughters, Mrs. Essel PARRISH of Nebo, Mrs. Owen LANGSTON of Dixon, Mrs. J.S. COURNEY of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Gert LYNN and Mrs. Velvee VINCENT of Greenville; four sons, Ira of Dixon, Clyde and Ernest of Greenville, and Harvey of Waverly; 54 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert WILSON of Corydon. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Grove church, with the Rev. Nealey PEARCY officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, February 4, 1954.
Herman YATES, 70, whose home was near Poole, died at 10 a.m. Monday in a Hopkinsville hospital following a long illness. Surviving are the wife, Berdie, near Poole; three sons, Arnold of Poole, and Robert and Jimmy of Robards; three daughters, Mrs. Forest STONE and Mrs. Henry CUMMINGS of Henderson and Mrs. Junior JOBE of Paducah; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tapp Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. W. W. OAKLEY of Poole officiating. Burial was in the Stone Family Cemetery. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, March 26, 1953.
Mrs. V.H. YEWELL, 85, of Uniontown died Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J.S. RUSSELL, in Evansville. Mrs. Yewell was
well known here as the sister of Mrs. G.W. WYNN. Other survivors are another daughter, Mrs. John M. LINDLEY, Winfield, Ia.;
sons Ned and Harry Yewell, Uniontown; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial were in Uniontown.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, July 5, 1945.
Erwin YOUNG, 54, of Wheatcroft, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday of injuries received in an automobile accident a short time earlier. According to reports, he was riding in a car driven by Everett LANGSTON, also of Wheatcroft, who lost control of the car after it ran off the highway between Sullivan and Wheatcroft. The car, reports say, struck a telephone pole and landed in a field. Mr. Young was thrown from the car onto the pavement. He was taken to Sturgis by a motorist, where first aid was given, and died in an ambulance a short time later enroute to an Evansville hospital. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Georgia Young; two daughters, Mrs. Marie TURPEN and Mrs. Corine STUTEVILLE, Evansville; six sons, Clore Edgar of Utah, Charles, Gene, Calvin Ray and Arnold Joe of Wheatcroft, and Bobby D., in Germany; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Glendola PINTER of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Verlie WALKER of Mishawaka, Ind.; a stepson, Harold MARVEL, of California; stepmother, Mrs. Mayme Young of Clay; and a half-brother, Raymond Youngs, Clay. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Union church in Wheatcroft, with the Rev. Raymond HAZEL officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery, Clay.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
April 17, 1952.
James O. YOUNG, 54, of Providence, was killed instantly at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in a head-on collision between his car and one driven by Mrs. Jimmy BELT, the former Miss Joyce TRADER, of Lansing Mich. The accident occurred on Ky. 120, just a few hundred yards west of the Providence city limits. Mrs. Belt was not injured but her brother, Joe Trader, 15, of River Rouge, Mich., who was in the car with her, was seriously injured. He suffered severe cuts on the left side of his face, across his forehead, and the lower part of his right nostril. The cuts penetrated to his skull and required more than 40 sutures. He is a patient at Cardwell's Clinic. It was brought out at a coroner's inquest conducted Wednesday morning by J. Murray BLUE, that Mrs. Belt was passing a Jeep driven by Herbert VILLINES and ran head-on into the car driven by Mr. Young who was enroute alone to Providence from his farm nearby. A coroner's jury returned the following verdict: "The immediate cause of J.O. Young's death was a broken neck and crushed chest due to an auto collision with a car driven by Joyce Belt with Joyce Belt being entirely at fault." Coroner Blue also swore out a warrant against Mrs. Belt, charging involuntary manslaughter. She was also given a ticket by state police for not having a driver's license. The car driven by Mrs. Belt was owned by Paul Belt, a brother-in-law, who also resides in Lansing, Mich. Mrs. Belt and her brother had arrived here early Wednesday morning for a visit with their brother, Collins Trader and Mrs. Trader at their home on KY. 120 about two miles from Providence. Mr. Young, a lifelong resident of this section and member of one of its most prominent families, was born near Providence on May 19, 1895, a son of the late Warfield Monroe Young and Iola WYNNS Young. He was married on Dec. 17, 1918 to Miss Eliza Ann TAYLOR, who died on June 1, 1932. He graduated from Providence High School in 1914 and attended Bowling Green Business University and Western State Teachers College. He taught school at Green Grove, and also worked for a short time at Milledgeville, Tenn., before starting work for RUCKMAN Brothers in their coal company office in 1918. With his brother, Elmer D. Young, he established Young Chevrolet company in 1928, later purchasing his brother's interest and becoming sole owner of the business which he was operating at his death. He was especially interested in his farm and took deep pride in its operation and production. Mr. Young was a thirty-second degree Mason and a Shriner, was past mater of the Providence Blue Lodge and past high priest of Royal Arch. He was a member of Providence Kiwanis Club and had served as president and in other capacities in the organization. He took an active part in any move for civic improvement. During World War II he served for three years as chairman of the USO and War Fund drives in Webster County. He was a member of First Baptist church. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Donald S. BENNETT, of Lyndon, and Mrs. Wayne RIDLEY, Providence; a grandson, Donald Young Bennett; one brother, Elmer D. Young, St. Matthews; and three sisters, Mrs. J.R. PARRISH, of Gilroy, Calif., Miss Mary Frances Young and Mrs. A.L. LLOYD, Providence. An infant son died at birth. Mrs. Parrish was expected to fly to Louisville, arriving there this morning, and to arrive here today. The body was taken to Melton Funeral Home to await arrangements.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, October 20, 1949. The next issue of the paper had these further details: Funeral services for James O. Young .....were held at 2 p.m. Friday in First Baptist church. The pastor, the Rev. Benjamin CONNAWAY, officiated. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery, with Masons in charge. Joe Trader, 15, brother of Mrs. Joyce Belt, driver of the car which collided with Mr. Young's car, is reported to be improving in Cardwell's Clinic where he is undergoing treatment for injuries suffered in the accident. Mrs. Belt, who was arrested following the accident on a charge of involuntary manslaughter,has waived to await action of the December grand jury. She is in jail in default of $600 bond. Compiler's note: Eliza Taylor Young, Nov. 8, 1895-June 1, 1932, is buried next to James O. Young, May 19, 1895-Oct. 19, 1949, in Lakeview Cemetery in Providence. The infant son mentioned in the obituary is also buried with them, born and died Oct. 15, 1919, as well as the sister of James O. Young, Mary Frances Young, July 17, 1890-Apr. 4, 1957. James O. Young's parents, W.M. Young, 6 Jan 1852-28 Jul 1930, and Iola Wynn Young, 25 Sep 1859-2 Jul 1913, are buried at the Wynn Family Cemetery near Diamond.
Mrs. Mayme YOUNGS, 74, died at the home of a son, Raymond Youngs, at Clay Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. following an illness of a year. Other survivors include two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Roy RAILEY of Morganfield. Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Franklin and Edwards Funeral Home in Clay with the Rev. Dudley L. FISH officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery in Boxville.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, June 23, 1955.
Isaac Stokes ZACHARY, 82, died at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his
brother, Will Zachary, on Finley avenue, after several days' illness
of pneumonia. Mr. Zachary was a photographer for many years, having
been located in Shady Grove and other places. Survivors are the
brother, Will, and a sister, Mrs. D.A. McDOWELL of Providence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the home of Will
Zachary, with the Rev. H.L. RAY officiating. Burial was in Hood
cemetery in Crittenden county. Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday,
October 1, 1942.
Mrs. Viola ZACHARY, 72, died suddenly at 8 a.m. Thursday at her home in Providence. Surviving are the husband, W.M. Zachary; two daughters, Mrs. C.E. CRUISE of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Harold PORTER, Providence; three sons, Oran and Marvin of St. Louis, and James Zachary, Providence; two half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl TITZER of Creswell and Mrs. Annie MORSE of Clay; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Temple, with the Rev. Loda CLARK officiating. Burial was in Lakeview cemetery.
Providence Journal-Enterprise, Thursday, April 10, 1952.