~Owsley County Obituaries~

 

 

 Sudie Botner, 59, widow of Hiram Botner, died at her home at Travelers Rest at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, December 25, 1940.Death was caused by pneumonia.  Funeral services were held at the Travelers Rest Church by Rev. Ike Gabbard and Rev. Albert C. Wildman.  Interment was in Travelers Rest Cemetery under direction of Garrett Funeral Home.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Estill Botner of Middletown, Ohio and Mrs. James Treadway of Travelers Rest; one brother, Taulbee Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio and two sisters, Mrs. Callie Brandenburg of Heidleburg and Mrs. Kate Kelly of Evelyn

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Charlena (Crank) Badge, Age 87 of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 7:16 a.m. at the Tri County Extended Care Facility. She was born in Owsley County, Kentucky on August 27, 1917 the daughter of Charles and Roberta (Baker) Crank. Charlena married John E. Curtis, Sr. and he preceded her in death. She married John B. (Badge) Bajdziewicz on October 10, 1959 and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1999. She was active in sports and played basketball for Fairfield High School. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, sewing, Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Bearcats Basketball. She was employed by Pillsbury and was also a Union Official and employed as a clerk for Singer Wallpaper and Paint for 30 years. Charlena is survived by her children, John E. Curtis, Jr. and wife Bobbie of Cincinnati, Bobbi Hundley,(Marvin) Hundley of Fairfield, Frank Bajdziewicz and wife Agnes of Oldsmar, Tampa, Florida; five grandchildren, Cindy Beck and her husband Mike, John E.Curtis, III and his wife Sarah, Stephanie Friedstrom and her husband Scott, Ryan and Alex Deller; nine great grandchildren, Nicole, Christopher and Drew Beck; Blaine and Camen Jones, and Abigail, Eric, Jon, and Yael Friedstrom; a brother Clifford Crank and his wife Jean of Tampa, Florida; and many nieces and nephews also survive. She was also preceded in death by a brother Kimber Crank and her parents. Funeral services will be held at The Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at D Street on Tuesday February 1, 2005 at 10:00am with the Rev. John W. Carter, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Charlena was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati Center 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203.Published in the Hamilton Journal-News from 1/29/2005 - 1/31/2005. Submitted by Linda R. Sorrell

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Snowden Cole Born in Owsley Co., Kentucky on Jun. 23, 1916.Departed on Nov. 22, 2000 and resided in Asheville, NC
Visitation: Friday, Nov.24, 2000. Service: Saturday Nov.25, 2000.Cemetery: Pisgah View Memorial Park Click on the link(s) above for Maps & Directions. Snowden Cole, 84, of Main Street Asheville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 in the V A Medical Center. Mr. Cole was a native of Owsley County, KY and was a son to the late Willie and Emma Bailey Cole and was the husband of Annie Quinn Cole. He was a US Army Veteran of WW II and was a member of the VFW Post # 891. He was a member of Skyland Baptist Church. In addition to his wife he is survived by five daughters, Shirley Ann Cole of the home; Emma Lee Bucklew of Swannanoa; Rita Cole of Arden; Nadine Parham and Snowdena Scott both of Asheville; one son, Sam Cole of Asheville; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2000 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverends Bobby Smith and Stacey Harris officiating. Interment will be in Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at the funeral home. Submitted by Kathy Shelton

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Bonaparte Combs, formerly of Owsley County, died recently [1940] in Middletown, OH. He was the s/o Wylie and Jane Combs and had many relatives and friends in Owsley and Lee counties, including Dale Combs and Mrs. Evie Combs of Pebworth.

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Mrs. Mary Combs From: Owsley County Courier:  Fri. 11-29-1940, Mrs. Mary Catherine Combs, 90, widow of the late James S. Combs, died at her home at Pebworth at 11:55 p.m., Thursday, 21 November.  Death due to infirmities of age, climaxed an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. Luther Newnam.  Interment was in the Newnam graveyard near her home. Congleton Bros., Beattyville undertakers were in charge. Survivors: four daughters, Mrs. Wm [Willabeth] Cornelius, Beattyville; Mrs. Wm [Lilly] Sternberg, Beattyville; Mrs. Wm [Flora] Holcomb, Plesant Grove; Mrs. Wm [Sarah] Combs, Pebworth; three sons, W. C. Combs and Clay Combs of Pebworth, and J. O. [Joseph Oscar] Combs of Beattyville.

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Raleigh Combs, brother in law of Frank Brandenburg, Booneville, died at his home at Indian Fields, Clark County, Wednesday night [Aug 14, 1940]. A life long resident of Owsley County, he moved to Indian Fields last year. Funeral services were held at 10:30 this morning by Rev. Luther Newnam, Beattyville. Survivors include several children and two sisters, Mrs. P. S. Treadway of Booneville and Mrs. Susan Winn of Turin.

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Walker Combs, January 9, 1928, Middletown Journal, Middletown, Ohio, Walker Combs Killed In Unusual Accident At Mill Death Almost Instantaneous Fellow Workmen Unable To Explain How Tragedy Happened. Walker Combs, age 39, 1918 Woodlawn Avenue, was fatally injured at the East works of the American Rolling Mill company at 3 o'clock Sunday morning.     Mr. Combs came to Middletown from Booneville, Ky. Previous to his employment as a general labor at the East works last September, he worked as a carpenter in Middletown. Surviving him are his widow, five children, his mother, two brothers and a sister.  Mr. Combs along with other men was engaged in pickling sheets to cleanse them. The sheets are first immersed in acid water and then rinsed in hot water. Suddenly Combs' companions heard him scream from the hot water tank and rushed to his rescue, but death was almost instantaneous. His fellow workmen were at an utter loss to explain how the accident happened. Official investigation to determine the cause of the accident has not disclosed a reason for Mr. Combs' being in any position that the accident could occur. The edge of the tank is waist high, affording protection to the workmen engaged in the pickling process.   The body was taken today from the funeral home of Undertaker J. D. Riggs to the residence. Tomorrow morning, it will be sent to Arglyer, Ky., where burial will be made Thursday. Submitted by Sheila Kidwell

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Frank Dunn, From The News - Enterprise Online, 24 March 2003, Frank Dunn, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff. An Owsley County native, he was a member of College Heights United Methodist Church. He was a former member of United Mine Workers Association and a former member of the 3 C's. He was retired from E'town Sportswear, where he worked for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Ruth Dunn; a son, Billy J. Dunn; and his parents, John and Amazon Young Dunn. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Broaddrick of Pittsburgh; a brother, Wade Dunn of Viper; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Burial will be in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Michael H Gabbard , former resident of Owsley County, died at his home at Berea, Tuesday night, June 2, following an illness of approximately two months. His death was due to complications of old age.

Mr. Gabbard was 81 years of age at the time of his death. He was born at Indian Creek in Owsley County, where he married Rachael Combs on 24 July 1884. Later the couple moved to Berea where Mr. Gabbard became an employee of Berea College as a carpenter and which position he held for 22 years or until his retirement on account of age. Mrs. Gabbard is survived by: His widow, Rachael Combs Gabbard; two sons, J. C. Gabbard of Berea and E. B. Gabbard of Hamilton, OH; one daughter, Mary Ellen Marshall, has passed on; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several half brothers and sisters: Will Gabbard of Harrison, IN; Mrs. Jaily Duff of Ricetown, Ky Mrs. Delphi Bishop of Oneida, Ky; Mrs. Lydia Combs of Covington, Ky; Abel Gabbard of Cow Creek, Ky; and Bud Gabbard of Cow Creek, Ky. Mr. Gabbard was a life long member of the Baptist Church and of the Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist Church in Berea with Dr. Raine and Dr. Morrison, officiating.

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Lucy Thomas Hall, age 87, died at her home in Proctor Monday, February 7th, 1938. She was born in Owsley county August 19, 1850 and was married to Wm. Hall of Owsley county in 1868. For the past thirty-five years she has been a resident of Proctor.  Surviving her are five of eleven children: Albert Hall, of Congleton; James Hall, Proctor, Winslow Hall, Proctor, Mrs. Belle Evans and W. R. Hall both of Washington, D.C.; twelve grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by Rev. Luther NEWNAM. Burial was in the Proctor cemetery.

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Alex Herald, 74, died at the St. Joseph hospital in Lexington Monday, December 23, 1940 following an operation. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Ike Gabbard and Rev. Albert C. Wildman. Burial was in the family cemetery near Booneville. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Buddie Gross of Booneville and one son, Richard Herald of Booneville.

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Elsie Marie (Spencer) Johnson, From the Middletown Journal, 17 Nov 2002Elsie Marie (Spencer) Johnson, 86, of Lebanon, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Lebanon Country Manor. Born Aug. 10, 1916 in Owsley County, Ky., the daughter of John and Elvira (Noble) Spencer, she had lived in the Lebanon area her entire adult lifetime. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a devoted Christian and member of the Franklin Baptist Church and also the Lebanon Community Church (formerly the Lebanon Church of the Nazarene).Preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ray Wilson Johnson, she is survived by daughters Edna Southard and her husband Norman of Miamisburg, Jeanette Johnson, Jearlean Johnson and Anna Martin all of Lebanon, and Carolyn Rickard and her husband Edwin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and son Thomas Paul Johnson, of Hamilton. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 12 great - grandchildren. Arrangements:Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, 2002 at the Chapel of the Miami Valley Memorial Gardens, Centerville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stine-Kilburn Funeral Home, Lebanon. Submitted by Sheila Kidwell

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Cynthia Ann Combs Marcum was born May 1, 1843 and departed this life March 5, 1939, at the age of 95 years, 10 months and 5 days. She was united in marriage with James Moses Marcum January 15, 1869. To this union was born seven children, six of whom are now living. She has been a Christian for 77 years having joined the Christian church at the age of 18. Surviving her are: three daughters, Mrs. Mark [Sophia] Bell, Turin; Mrs. Sam Congleton, College Hill; Mrs. James Congleton, Salem, IN; three sons, Edgar Garrett, Ravenna; Robert Harrison and Napoleon B., both of Turin; two sisters, Mrs. Stratton Treadway, Vincent; and Mrs. William Winn, Turin; one brother N. B. Combs, Turin; 35 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

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Robert Harrison Marcum, 65, died suddenly at his home at Turin, Wednesday, May 3rd, 1939.He was a member of the Booneville Christian Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday by the Rev. Albert C. WILDMAN. Burial followed in the Combs Cemetery near Turin. Congleton Bros. Undertakers of Beattyville was in charge. Survivors include: His widow, Mrs. Ida WADLE Marcum; four daughters, Eva and Bessie of Hamilton, OH; Lena and Dorothy of Turin; five sons, Fred of Hamilton, OH; Virgil, Hazard; Other, Robert, Jr. and James, Turin; three sisters, Mrs. James CONGLETON, Salem, IN; Mrs. Sam CONGLETON, College Hill; Mrs. Mark BELL, Turin; five grandchildren.

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Bascum Osborne, age 60 years, died at his home near St. Helens Saturday morning, January 22, 1938 of heart trouble. He was born in Owsley county on Fish Creek, Mary 6 1877. He was first married to Miss Emma SEALE and three children were born to this union. Willie of Newport survives him. After the death of his first wife, on July 16, 1912, he was married to Miss Flora COLE. To this union nine children were born. His widow and seven children survive him: Bertha, age 21; Roscoe, age 19; Bert and Sissel, 15; Walker, 11; Lena, 8; and Henry, 5. He was the last of the six children of Andrew and America MOORE Osborne. He joined the Methodist Church in Owsley county when a young man.

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Preston Spencer, 88, died at his home near Zoe at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. Charlie Kincaid and burial was in the family graveyard near Zoe. Mr. Spencer, son of Allen and Rinda Combs Spencer, was born at Lerose, Owsley County. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Polly Barrett Spencer to who he was married some 60 years ago, three sons and three daughters: Zeke, Lerose; Jackie of Clay City, Morty Spencer of Zoe; Mrs. Rinda Van Cleave of Depond, IN, Miss Lula Spencer, Cincinnati, OH, and Miss Mable Spencer of Zoe.

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Judge W. C. Taylor The Lexington Leader, 5 May 1930- Judge W. C. Taylor, 70 years old, died at the Guerrant Clinic this morning at 5:40 o'clock after an illness of two years duration. Judge Taylor was a native of Owsley county.  After leaving his home he came to Menifee county where he served as county judge for eight years.  He was a member of the First Methodist church and the I. O. O. F. Lodge.   Judge Taylor has been a prominent and wealthy resident of Clark county for the past 26 years.  In 1894 Judge Taylor served one term in the Kentucky legislature as a representative from Menifee and Montgomery counties.  He was the son of the late Calvin and Julia Ann Shackelford Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mariba Osborne Taylor; three sons, Claude, Bruce and Courtney Taylor, all of this county; one sister, Mrs. M. J. Taulbee; one niece, Mrs. A. H. Cundiff, of this city, two nephews, Taylor Taulbee of this county, and S. H. Taulbee of Chicago.      Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Dr. O. B. Crockett officiating and assisted by the Rev. G. W. Banks of Carrollton.  Pallbearers will be active; W. C. Clay, Harvey T. Lisle, Marcus C. Redwine, J. C. Codell, Asa Dooley, Fred Blackburn; honorary, Alferd Combs, Thomas A. Combs, John M. Hodgkin, W. P. Hampton, George E. Tomlinson, M. T. McEldowney, R. P. Taylor, J. Hood Smith, J. Newt Renaker, George B. Williams, Zol Amster, Dr. E. P. Guerrant, Henry S. Caywood, and Dr. W. L. Walters. Submitted by Sheila Kidwell

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Susan (Combs) Winn, age 91, died at her home early Wednesday morning [1942].She suffered a stroke some time ago and complications developed. Funeral services were conducted at the grave Thursday afternoon by Rev. E. W. Ishmael. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery in South Booneville. Mrs. Winn was the wife of the late William Winn. She is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Her two sons and one daughter are Henry Winn of Brooksville, IN., Elkannah Winn of Turin and Mrs. Mamie Isaacs of Levi.

 

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June 4, 2007