Falmouth Outlook Obituaries - 1946
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Hancock, aged 74 years, passed on at the home of his son, Albert
Hancock Jr., at Foster, on Tuesday evening May 7, 1946, about 8
o'clock, after a long illness.
He was the
youngest son of George and Elizabeth Fuller Hancock of Foster,
and was born near that place on Jan. 5, 1872. Mr. Hancock
came from a family of seven children, namely, Carrie, Emma,
Milton and William Hancock, who have preceded him to the Great
Beyond, and Fred Hancock of Moscow, Ohio, and Charles Hancock of
Mr. Hancock was
united in marriage to Mary Etta Waller on Dec. 13, 1894, and to
this union eight children were born. He leaves to mourn
his passing, a loving wife and six children, Lawrence and Hazel
passing on in infancy; Mrs. Florence Thomas of New
Richmond, Ohio, Sanford of Ivor, Charles of Carthage, Denny of
Cincinnati, and Albert and Kenzie of Foster. He also
leaves nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hancock spent
his entire life in Bracken and Pendleton Counties near the scene
of his passing. He was a member of the Pine Grove M. E.
Church and was a devoted father, good neighbor, honest and
upright in all of his dealings. Mr. Hancock was saved and
acknowledged his faith in Christ.
services were held at the Foster Methodist Church on Friday
afternoon, May 10, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Sallee of
Carthage, Rev. Wilson of Butler and Rev. Leadingham of Falmouth.
Burial took place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery.
bearers included Paul Hancock, Erman Allender, Joe McMillen,
Hubert Hancock, Donald Hancock and Estill Thomas.
bearers were Louise McMillen, Elsie Tomas, Jean Thomas, Emma Mae
Weisbrodt, Mildred Yelton, Frieda Elliott, Donna Thomas, Florene
Bishop and Beulah Shipp.
Fossett, funeral directors, were in charge of the arrangements.
Luntz was born in Kentucky on June 12, 1869. When he was
but a small child his parents moved to Ohio. Later, when
he was about 21 years of age, he moved back to Pendleton County.
On Jan. 15, 1893,
he was married to Miss Anna McClain at Falmouth. To this
union a daughter was born.
In 1904, Mr.
Luntz and his family moved from this county to Oklahoma,
homesteading on a farm five miles west of Avard. Here Mr.
and Mrs. Lunts lived until 1938, when they moved to Avard.
Mr. Luntz had
been in faling health for the past five years, but throughout
his suffering he remained patient and cheerful. He passed
away on May 1, 1946, at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 19
Among those who
mourn his departure are the wife, Mrs. Anna Luntz of Avard; the
daughter, Mrs. Lou Cropp of Avard; two grandchildren, Mrs. R. W.
Pressnell of Whittier, Calif., and Loren Cropp of Avard, and one
great-grandchild, Lourae Pressnell; also many other relatives
George A. Dance,
aged 29 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Dance, departed this
life on Saturday, May 4, 1946.
George was born
at Bethel near Falmouth on Jan. 27, 1917. He moved to
Batavia, Ohip, six years ago, where he lived on a farm with his
parents. He was inducted into the Army on June 6, 1942,
and served until Sept. 25, 1943, when he received a medical
behind a family of five brothers and five sisters, besides his
father and mother. He was a good, honest boy and will be
sadly missed by his family, relatives and a host of friends.
were held at Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 7, with military
daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Laura Fisher Moore,
was born Sept. 23, 1899, and departed this life May 12, 1946, at
the age of 46 years, seven months and 19 days.
father and mother, she was preceded in death by two brothers,
Frazier and Ralph. She leaves to mourn their loss four
brothers and three sisters. Albert and Frank of Hamilton,
Ohio, Walter of Saa Paulo, Brazil, Harry and Mrs. Walter Norris
of near Caddo, Mrs. Harry Cummins of Falmouth and Mrs. Winston
Fossitt of Bellevue; four nieces, five nephews, and a host of
relatives and friends.
She united with
the Pine Grove Methodist Church in early life, and had been a
member ever since.
For the past
several years she had made her home in Cincinnati, and at the
time of her passing she was employed at Scarlet Oaks Home for
the Aged in Clifton.
The funeral was
conducted at the Lenoxburg Christian Church by the Rev. D. V. C.
Black. Burial was in the Lenoxburg Cemetery under the
direction of Thomas & Fossett.
The music was
furnished by Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fossett, Mrs. Roscoe Tucker and
W. J. Newkirk.
bearers were Ralph Eugene Moore, Clayson Moore, Harold Eugene
Moore, Emery Moore, Wallace Crawford and Edgar L. Robbins.
Mrs. Lou Etta
Hopper, daughter of the late Henry and Jeanette Smith Lonaker,
was born in Pendleton County on May 7, 1888, and departed this
life at her home near Morgan on May 18, 1946. At the time
of her passing she was 58 years and 11 days.
She was united in
marriage to John Hopper on Aug. 16, 1913, and to this union one
son was born, Bennie, who servives her.
husband and son, she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Rosa
Blackburn of near Morgan, Mrs. Mary Sullivan of North Bend,
Ohio, and Mrs. Alice Claypole of near Boyd. She is also
survived by other relatives and many friends.
She united with
the Morgan Christian Church early in life and has always
endeavored to live a true Christian life. Mrs. Hopper was
a good wife, kind mother, and it can truly be said that she was
a good Christian woman and had many friends.
were held at the Morgan Christian Church, conducted by her
pastor, Rev. Cleo Purvis, on Monday, May 20, 1946. The
Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth was in charge. Burial
was in the Morgan Cemetery.
Alvin Thompson, Clarence Aulick, Adolphus Enda, Joseph Claypole,
Samuel Claypole and Frank Coleman.
Hamman Fitzwater, aged 80 years, lifelong resident of
Cincinnati, and mother of C. J. Hamman of Falmouth, died in the
Masonic Home at Springfield, Ohio, on Wednesday morning, May 15,
1946. Mrs. Fitzwater succumbed of a cerebral hemorrhage.
She had been in poor health for ten days.
She was the
daughter of the late Julius and Ida Shipley Krug, and was born
in Cincinnati on Aug. 21, 1866. She married Anthony Hamman
and he preceded her in death many years ago. She later
married Frank Fitzwater, who passed on four years ago.
Mrs. Fitzwater is
survived, besides her son, Mr. Hamman, by two daughters, Mrs.
Lilie I. Nessel and Mrs. Gertrude E. Wagner, both of Cindinnati.
was a member of the Presbyterian Church in College Hill, and a
member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
were held in the Hodapp Funeral Home, College Hill, on Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Spring Grove
Mrs. Anna Messmer,
aged 67 years, lifelong resident of Ft. Thomas, died Tuesday,
May 14, 1946, at her home at 139 Newman Ave., after a several
She leaves her
husband, Ernest Messmer, and one brother, Charles Young of
Mrs. Messmer was
the cousin of Will and Joe Bentle of Falmouth.
were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Newport, conducted by
Rev. Paul J. Goebel, pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Church.
Burial took place in Evergreen Cemetery.
attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. Will Bentle and Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Bentle of Falmouth, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bentle of
Ft. Thomas and Mrs. James Francis of Latonia.
Johnting of near Four Oaks succumbed at the Harrison Memorial
Hospital, Cynthiana, on Tuesday morning, May 21, 1946, after a
short illness. He was the father of Wilson Johnting,
will be held Thrusday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Woodhead
Funeral Home in Falmouth. Burial will take place in
for Walton E. Johnting
Evans Johnting, son of Peter and Elizabeth Angle Johnting, was
born in Pendleton County on Dec. 6, 1874, and passed away at the
Harrison Memorial Hospital on May 21, 1946. At the time of
his passing he was 71 years, five months and 15 days of age.
In 1898 he was
united in marriage to Miss Ella Wright. To this union one
was was born, Charles Herbert, who survives him and now lives at
Ft. Thomas. His first wife passed on in 1906.
In 1913 he was
united in marriage to Mrs. Annie Wilson Roberts, and to this
union one son was born, Roy Wilson Jonting of Falmouth, who
survives him. His second wife passed on in 1921.
He was again
married in 1924 to Mrs. Eunice Hitch Webb, and to this union two
children were born, Mrs. Bettie Bishop and Joseph Lawrence, both
of near Falmouth. She passed on in 1929.
He is also
survived by one sister, Mrs. Matie Jett of near Falmouth, and
one brother, Luther Johnting of Indianapolis, Ind., and seven
united with the Richland Baptist Church early in life, and had
always endeavored to live a true Christian life. He
was an industrious worker and honest gentleman, a good husband,
kind father, and was a friend to all who knew him. In his
passing it can truly be said that Pendleton County has lost a
good citizen. He was a member of Falmouth Council, Junior
Order United American Mechanics, who held services.
were conducted from the Woodhead Funeral Home on Thursday, May
23, at 2 P.M., with Rev. W. M. Lenox officiating. Burial
was in Riverside Cemetery.
Vernon Johnting, Robert Hampton, Fred Wright, Raymond Jett,
George Johnting and Herbert Wilson.
included Bonnie Wilson, Genevieve Schanding, Sylvia and Ethel
Jett, Mrs. Morris Stout and Mrs. Virgil Jones.
Humphrey Ellis was born on July 8, 1865, at Pleasant Hill, the
son of James and Sarah Beckett Ellis, eighth of ten children,
two of whom survive him. He departed this life April 24,
1946, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, after an illness of almost
early life and school days were spent around Pleasant Hill.
In young manhood he united with the Pleasant Hill Christian
Church. He lived at the home farm with his mother and
sister until they passed away. Then he moved in 1920 to
Indiana, where he lived for a time with his nephew, Thaddeus
Pribble, and later to the farm on Manchester Pike, here he lived
with his nephew, Galen Pribble, and family.
sisters, Mrs. Florence Jones of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. Stella
Thomasson of Ft. Thomas, survive him, as well as 11 nieces and
nephews and a host of friends and other relatives.
services were held on Saturday afternoon, April 27, at
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, in the Homline Chapel Methodist Church,
the Rev. Charles Thomas Alexander officiating.
Elizabeth Hirshouer played his favorite hymns beautifully on the
organ and sang "Does Jesus Care?" and "Good Night
Down Here, and Good Morning Up There," accompanied by Mrs.
were neighbors, Edward Bode, Fred Brant, Wallace Sullivan,
Estill Oelker, Fred Meyer and Clarence Oelker. Flower
bearers were friends of the Pribble children, Glen Snelling,
Amos Theis Jr., Martha Bockhorst, Thelma Meyer, Elda Jean
Atkins, Anabelle Bentle and Robert Bentle.
was in Greendale Cemetery at Lawrenceburg.
from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Florence
Jones and daughter, Mrs. Stella Kelly, of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs.
Albert P. Owen of Arlington, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Ellis,
Mrs. Mary E. Parker, Mrs. Louis Bryant, Miss Sylvia Ellis, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Yelton, Miss Janet Yelton, Walter Emmerling, Mr.
and Mrs. John Hart, and Miss Charlotte Marshall of Cincinnati,
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ellis and son, John, of Richmond and Hilton H.
Ellis of Spring City, Tenn.
Casey Colvin, son of W. T. and Ida Colvin, was born in Bracken
County on Aug. 27, 1900, and died April 22, 1946, at the age of
45 years, eight months and five days.
was married to Gladys Points on Dec. 22, 1926, and to this union
three children were born. He united with the Methodist
Church at Neave in early manhood and was a faithful member of
that church until last July, when he joined the Roanoke
Christian Church. He was found in a place of worship as
long as his health permitted. He was a true and loving
husband and devoted father. He was a member of the Woodmen
of the World at Morgan, and always enjoyed its fellowship.
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gladys Colvin; three children,
Nadine, Jo Ann and Gordon Emilo; his mother, Mrs. Ida Colvin of
Falmouth R. 4; two brothers, H. S. Colvin of Shadyside, Ohio,
and Luther Colvin of Falmouth, and three sisters, Mrs. Raymond
Martin of Cincinnati, Mrs. Earl Cummins of Falmouth R 4 and Mrs.
Edgar Sharp of Brooksville.
funeral was conducted at the Morgan Christian Church by Rev. W.
W. Winter. Burial was in the Morgan Cemetery under the
direction of Elliston & Stanley.
music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Clay Carr, Charles Arnold,
Mrs. James Godman, Mrs. Charles Thompson, Miss Carrie Ruth
Denny, with Miss Kathryn Holmes at the piano.
pallbearers were Bradley Gillespie, Gilbert Stone, Paul
Cleveland, Handey Peddicord, Leonard McCandless and Dick
flower bearers were Mrs. Dick Thompson, Mrs. Gilbert Stone, Mrs.
Harold Stone and Miss Marie McCandless.
A. Hanson, aged 81 years, well-known Pendleton County farmer,
residing near Gum Lick, died at the Booth Hospital in Covington
on Wednesday, May 1, 1946.
is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs Abner Wells and
Mrs. George B. Carter of near Morgan, Mrs. T. T. Thomas of
Walton and Emery Hanson of Compton, Ill. He is also
survived by one brother and one sister, John Hanson and Mrs. W.
J. Purdy of near Morgan.
Hanson came from one of Pendleton County's best known pioneer
families and spent his long useful life in the vicinity of Gum
Lick. He was a member of the Gum Lick Baptist Church and a
gentleman of the finest character.
funeral services were held at the Gum Lick Church on Friday
afternoon and burial took place in the churchyard cemetery.
Clifford Bell, aged 43 years, a native of Grassey Creek,
Pendleton County, died suddenly at his home at 1904 Crown Ave.,
Norwood, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon, May 5, 1946, at 6:30 P. M.
was the son of William B. and Bertha Clark Bell, and was
born at Grassy Creek on Sept. 18, 1902. In early life he
united with the Grassy Creek Christian Church. Mr. Bell
married Miss Warda Sheets of this county on Oct. 13, 1924, and
to this union four children were born, one daughter having
preceded him to the Great Beyond.
his widow and parents, he leaves three sons, Jack C. Bell, and
Allen Lee Bell at home and Halbert H. Bell in the U. S. Army at
Ft. Benning, Ga. He also leaves six brothers, Ralph E.
Bell of Falmouth, Arthur H. Bell of Ft. Thomas, Charles Bell of
Norwood, Ohio, Frank Bell and Hugh Bell of Demossville and
Robert Bell of near Crittenden, and five sisters, Mrs. D. M.
Daugherty of Falmouth, Mrs. Raymond Moore and Mrs. Herbert
Keuper of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Max Johnson of Demossville and
Mrs. Clinton Gillman of Norwood, Ohio.
Bell moved to Norwood about 22 years ago. At the time
of his death he was employed as a machinist at the General
Motors Corporation in Norwood. Mr. Bell was a member of
the fraternal order of Eagles. He was highly regarded by
his many frields here in Pendleton County and his loss will be
keenly felt by his family and large circle of relatives.
services were held at the Grassy Creek Christian Church on
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Eastern Standard Time,
conducted by his pastor, Rev. Coleman. Burial took place
in the Independence Cemetery. Thomas & Fossett,
funeral directors, were in charge of the arrangements.
Eagles Lodge held services at the residence in Cincinnati on
Frazer Fryer, son of the late John William and Mary A. Monroe
Fryer, was born in Pendleton County on Nov. 19, 1878, and
peacefully passed to his eternal reward on May 3, 1946, at the
age of 67 years, five months and 14 days.
was united in marriage to Miss Josie King on May 18, 1902, and
to this union three children were born, one daughter having
passed on in infancy.
surviving children are Miss Ruth Fryer of Newport and Mrs.
Herbert Wilson of Falmouth. Besides his devoted wife and
children, he is survived by one brother, William Fryer of near
Falmouth, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Mains of Falmouth, Mrs.
Henry Chapman of Silverton, Ohio, and Mrs. Nell Cook of
Indianapolis, Ind. Besides these relatives, he is survived by a
number of distant relatives, besides a host of close friends.
Fryer was a member of the Falmouth Christian Church, to which he
united early in life and always lived true to his belief.
He served on the official board of this church for a number of
years. He was a devoted father, loving husband, honest and
upright in all dealings, a good neighbor, always willing to lend
a helping hand in time of trouble or distress. He was of a
jovial disposition, never having a word of naught against
anyone, and with his passing it can truthfully be said that
Pendleton County has lost another of her fine citizens.
funeral services were conducted from the Falmouth Christian
Church on Monday, May 6, at 2 P.M., with the Rev. John Chambers
of Corbin officiating.
music was furnished by Mrs. Ella Simpson, Mrs. Roscoe Tucker,
Miss Daisy Childers, Mrs. Myrtle Shoemaker, Rev. McKee, Frazier
Norris, Ira Yelton and W. J. Newkirk with Mrs. Alva Cushman at
A. Woodhead & Son were in charge of the arrangements.
were Everett Elliott, Russell Fryer, Russell Benjamin, Ray
Benjamin, Raymond Fryer and Paul Mess.
pallbearers were the official board of the Falmouth Christian
bearers were Mrs. Russell, Roy Clifford, Stanley Benjamin, Mrs.
Harold Bentle, Mrs. Holton Wilson, Mrs. Ralph Carpenter, Mrs.
Tedd Schemmel, Mrs. Clifford Bell, Mrs. Kenneth Bentle, Mrs.
Thelma Carr, Mrs. Paul Mess, Bonnie Wilson, Lucille Tomlin,
Wyonna Tomlin, Gertrude Mains, Mrs. Charles Lemmon, Mrs. Harry
Ruber and Mrs. Russell Fryer.
Lt. Russell M. Childs, beloved son of Mrs. W. Childs and the late Mr. Childs,
devoted brother of Mrs. Elbert Allender and Paul Childs, and uncle of Jimmy
Allender and Teddy Childs.
"Leaves have their time to fall, and flowers to wither at the north wind's
breath, and stars to set, but thou hast all seasons for thine own, O
Tragic indeed was his untimely passing which has cast a pall of gloom upon a
wide circle. Most deeply is heartfelt sympathy extended to all who sit in
the shadow of sorrow. May the Lord soothe and sustain as He alone can,
when trials come and shadows fall, and the light of His countenance shine upon
them, illuming their lonely hours. "God calls our loved one, but we
lose not wholly what He has given. They live on earth in thought and deed,
as truly as in heaven."
He was a noble Christian character held in affectionate regard and highest
esteem, and like the afterglow of the sunset, the warmth and radiance of his
pleasing personality shall long linger in many hearts. "Loving and
kind in all his ways, upright and just to the end of his days, sincere and true
in heart and mind, a beautiful memory he has left behind." He was an
excellent soldier, serving with utmost loyalty, and gave his life fearlessly in
defense of his country, that the priceless heritage of freedom might be kept.
"Until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away." "So live
that when they summons comes to join the innumerable throng which moves to that
mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death
that he may be sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust and approach the
grave as one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to
HENRY S. TOMLIN
Henry Sherman Tomlin, son of E. B. and Sarah Tomlin, was born near Falmouth on
Jan. 15, 1888, and passed away Feb. 5, 1946, at his home in Covington at the age
of 58 years and 21 days.
He lived in Grant County for many years. On August 13, 1910, he was
married to Miss Ellen Burns.
He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife; three sons and three daughters,
Henry and Howard of Covington, Kirtley Tomlin of Louisville, Mrs. Fred Elliott
of Crittenden and Mrs. Letta McKane and Mrs. Margaret McKane of Cincinnati; 12
grandchildren; six brothers, Mort of Covington, Wesley of Cincinnati, Rice of
Atlanta, Ga., E. and Charlie of Newport and Willie Tomlin of Milberry, and one
sister, Mrs. Etta McClanahan of Bracken County.
About six years ago he moved to Cincinnati and was employed in a bank until
eight months ago when he became ill, with cancer of the stomach.
Everything was done that doctors and loving hands could do, but all was in vain.
The funeral was held at the Williamstown M. E. Church on Friday morning at 11
o'clock by the pastor. He was laid to rest in the Williamstown Cemetery.
Elliston & Stanley, funeral directors were in charge.
He was a member of the White Chapel Methodist Church and had many friends in
Pendleton and Grant Counties who will be sorry to hear of his passing.
Charles Webster, aged 60 years, well-known farmer residing at Boston Station,
died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1946, at his home following a brief illness.
He had been stricken with pneumonia. Mr. Webster was residing on the farm
of Judge Wm. J. Newkirk.
Mr. Webster was born Oct. 2, 1885, and was the son of the late Hiram and Louise
Webster of Grant County. He was united in marriage to Fannie Monroe,
daughter of George Monroe of this county, on Feb. 25, 1912, and to this union
five children were born.
Mr. Webster is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Monroe Webster; one son,
Kenneth Webster of Covington, and four daughters, Mrs. Nora Emmons of Covington,
Mrs. Ruth Garnett and Mrs. Dorothy Fredericks, both of Cincinnati, and Miss Fay
Webster of Butler. He is also survived by five brothers, Albert of
Jonesville, Thomas of Morris Station, Arthur of Glencoe, Henry of Aurora, Ind.,
and John Webster of Dry Ridge.
Mr. Webster was a member of the Concord Baptist Church in Grant County.
Funeral services were held at the Short Creek Baptist Church on Saturday morning
at 11 o'clock. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery. Elliston
& Stanley, funeral directors, were in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers were Raymond Thompson, Bennie Lovelace, J. C. Beckett, Allie
Colbert, J. W. Monroe and Herbert Brownfield.
Flower bearers were Wanda Ballinger, Geneva Thompson, Elnora Mockbee, Alma
Courts, Faye Monroe and Iva Lee Webster.
MRS ANNA CRAWFORD
Mrs. Anna Crawford (nee Sutton), a native of Falmouth, died Feb. 12, 1946, at
the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington.
She is survived by three sons, Herman, Guy and George Crawford, and one sister,
Mrs. Mollie Cullen, all of Covington.
Requiem high mass was sung Friday morning at St. Mary Cathedral. Burial
took place in the Mother of God Cemetery.
MRS. F. M. BAKER
Mrs. Bertie Baker, aged 61 years, one of Pendleton County's highly respected
Christian women, residing at Portland, died at the Speers Memorial Hospital,
Dayton, on Monday, Feb. 18, 1946, at 3:30 A.M. She had been confined to
the hospital for ten days.
Mrs. Baker was the daughter of Mrs. Hester Homes Drake and the late Charles
Drake, and was born in Pendleton County on Feb. 18, 1885. She was a member
of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was married to F. M. Baker, who
besides her mother, survives.
Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Wednesday at
2 o'clock. Burial took place in the Second Twelve Mile Cemetery at Peach
Grove. The Peoples Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. A
church choir furnished the special music.
Casket bearers included; George Monroe, J. H. Kelly, Fred Belew, John
Hutchinson, Ward Gosney and Dewey Schlueter.
MISS ALPHA SHIPP
Miss Alpha R. Shipp, 19, ended her life Friday, Feb. 15, 1946, at Mitchell, Ind.
In a note to her mother, she claimed she had been disappointed in love.
She was the daughter of Bert and Ruth Porter Shipp of Latonia. Miss Shipp
was a member of the Latonia Christian Church. Besides her parents, she is
survived by a brother, Victor of Covington, and her grandfather, George Shipp of
A Lawrence County, Indiana, coroner said the young girl drank poison fluid after
leaving the note. Miss Shipp had been employed as a telegrapher for the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Mitchell.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Roanoke Christian Church and burial
took place in the Roanoke Cemetery. Elliston & Stanley, Williamstown
funeral directors, were in charge.
MISS ENOLA HOLMES SUCCUMBS MONDAY
Miss Enola Glenn Holmes, aged 52 years, one of Pendleton County's most highly
beloved Christian women, passed away at the place of her birth on Monday
morning, Feb. 18, 1946, following an illness of several months, the past two of
which she bore with intense suffering.
All was done that loving hands and medical science could do for her, but of no
avail; she bore her suffering with Christian fortitude and knew the time of her
passing was near, and had made all of her funeral arrangements.
She was the daughter of the late Silas Jefferson and Alice Collier Holmes and
was born at Mt. Vernon on March 9, 1893.
In early life she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mt. Vernon
M. E. Church, and was a liberal supporter of that body. She was very
active in the Women's Christian Service Society as well as other church
Miss Holmes is survived by one brother, Daniel; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bertha
Holmes, both of whom were constantly at her bedside during her illness; also two
nieces, Mrs. Ward Hill of Paris and Mrs. Charles McClanahan and Donald Holmes of
this county; an aunt, Miss Emma Collier, and an uncle, Walter Collier, also of
Funeral services were held at the Mt. Vernon M. E. Church on Wednesday at 2
P.M., C.W.T., conducted by Rev. G. B. Traynor of Covington and assisted by her
pastor, Rev. Jesse Florence. Rev. W. E. Garriott of Erlanger rendered two
beautiful solos, "Sunlight" and "Whispering Hope." The
choir rendered one selection. Mrs. Julian Martin was at the piano.
The pallbearers were Charlie McClanahan Jr., Homer Casey, Ward Hill and
Lawrence, Edward and Donald Holmes.
Honorary casket bearers included the members of the Women's Christian Service
Funeral arrangements were in charge of J. M. Mason and Thomas & Fossett.
JOHN E. ZEMPTER
John E. Zempter, aged 72 years, well-known and prominent Pendleton County
citizen, died at his home on U. S. 27, two miles south of Falmouth, on Thursday
afternoon, March 14, 1946, at 5:20 o'clock. Mr. Zempter had suffered a
stroke a few days earlier.
He was the son of the late Henry and Minnie Berger Zempter, and was born at the
Zempter home place on April 17, 1873. He married Miss Katherine Ritter on
April 16, 1896, and to this union four children were born. His wife
preceded him in death 27 years ago.
Mr. Zempter is survived by one son, Joseph Zempter, at home; three daughters,
Mrs. Katherine Fryer of Winchester and Mrs. Marie Browning and Mrs. Golda Mae
Chapman, both of Pendleton County, and one brother, J. W. Zempter, prominent
building contractor of Galveston, Texas.
Mr. Zempter was one of Pendleton County's most progressive and valuable
citizens. He was quiet and unassuming, stern, industrious and frugal.
He was born and reared on the same farm where he died. Mr. Zempter was a
successful farmer, but gave much of his time to civic and business affairs.
He was active in Democrat politics, and served as deputy Sheriff of Pendleton
County two terms. He also served the county as road engineer for 12 years
and as truant officer for two years.
Mr. Zempter was a charter member of the Cooperative Pure Mild Association, the
Pendleton County Farm Bureau, and also was active in all of the tobacco
movements in the county. At the time of his death he was treasurer of the
Falmouth and McKenneysburg Telephone Company, which position he had held since
its organization in 1918. Mr. Zempter's private life was ideal and he was
a member of the Falmouth Lutheran Church until the congregation was disbanded.
The funeral services were held at the Falmouth Methodist Church on Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock E.S.T., conducted by his friend, Rev. W. M. Lenox and
assisted by Rev. F. D. Swanson and Rev. E. L. Griffy. Burial took place in
Riverside Cemetery. C. H. Fossett of Falmouth and C. B. Peoples of Butler
were in charge of the arrangements.
Special music was furnished by Frazer Norris, Ira Yelton, Mrs. Roscoe Tucker and
Mrs. Clarence Simpson, with Mrs. C. H. Fossett at the organ. Selections
rendered were "Rock of Ages" and "Beautiful Isle of
Somewhere," and a duet, "Precious Memories," by Mrs. Simpson and
The casket bearers were Robert A. Thompson, Clarence Aulick, D. Barnett Casey,
Rankin Swartz, Roy Craig and Watson Applegate.
Among the honorary pallbearers were the following: Dr. J. E. Wilson,
Charles Ashcraft, Alvin Thompson, Chris Hetterman, J. W. Wright, Joe Schuetz,
James Wright, Martin Light, Willard Q. Daniel, Joe Sharp and J. R. Bentle.
H. H. SHOEMAKER
One of Falmouth's best known and highly respected citizens, Hiram Hayden
Shoemaker, aged 76 years, succumbed at his home on Sunday morning, March 17,
1946, about 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Shoemaker had suffered a heart attack on
Tuesday previous to his death and was confined to his home until the end.
Identified as a saw-mill operator in Shoemakertown for many years, Mr. Shoemaker
was a retired farmer and business man.
He was the son of the late Silas and Louisa Bonar Shoemaker and was born at
Pleasant Hill on Nov. 26, 1869. He married Miss Nellie Jane Carnes on Dec.
15, 1895, and to this union one daughter, Miss Ina Shoemaker, was born.
Besides his widow, he is survived by his daughter, who is deputy County Court
Clerk of Pendleton County. Mr. Shoemaker was the youngest and the last
member of a family of eleven children.
Mr. Shoemaker was a gentleman of fine personal characteristics, and his home
life was ideal. He was honest, frugal and always alert in his business
activities. He enjoyed the full confidence of the citizens of Falmouth and
At the time of his death Mr. Shoemaker was a director in the Pendleton Building
Association, and was a member of the appraising committee. He came to
Falmouth in 1903 when he and his brothers, T. M. and William, together with his
uncle, Alex, operated the large saw-mill in Shoemakertown. Mr. Shoemaker
was affiliated with the Falmouth Christian Church and at one time was a deacon
in that congregation. During his lifetime he served his community well and
at times was a member of the Falmouth City School Board and of the City Council.
He also served Pendleton County as road engineer.
Mr. and Mrs. Shoemaker had the privilege of celebrating their golden wedding
anniversary in December of 1945.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock E.S.T., at the
Falmouth Christian Church conducted by Rev. W. M. Lenox and assisted by Rev. M.
P. Delaney Jr. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery. C. B.
Peoples, funeral director, was in charge.
Miss Lou Redman was in charge of special music.
The Casket bearers included James I. Monroe, George Bradford, Judge Wm. J.
Newkirk, Tom Crotty, J. L. Bradford and Clifford Mills.
MRS. J. R. EARLE
Mrs. Ida Hamilton Earle, aged 65 years, one of Falmouth's most highly beloved
Christian women died at her home in Falmouth at 12:05 P.M., Monday, March 18,
1946. She had been ill for a year.
Mrs. Earle was the daughter of George W. and Lizzie A. King Kennedy, and was
born in Harrison County on Jan. 20, 1881. She was married to John R. Earle
of this city on Sept. 17, 1914. Mr. Earle, who was Louisville &
Nashville Railroad agent in this city, preceded her in death on May 12, 1931.
She is survived by three step-children, Edwin B. Earle of this city, Charles
Earle of Miami, Fla., and Miss Sara Morris Earle of Cincinnati. She is
also survived by four sisters, Mrs. J. W. Daniel, Mrs. George Arnold and Mrs.
Marvin Arnold of Cynthiana and Mrs. Margaret MacKinlay of Toledo, Ohio; three
brothers, Elijah Kennedy of Latonia, G. W. Kennedy of Covington and Lawrence
Kennedy of Cynthiana, and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Earle was one of Falmouth's most gracious and kindly women. She was a
member of the Falmouth Baptist Church and was a pillar in the Ladies Aid
Society. Mrs. Earle served as president of the Ladies Aid Society and was
instrumental in the many strides made in that organization and her church.
She acquired a large circle of friends through her friendly approach and they
will miss her and her worthy work.
The funeral services are to be held Thursday afternoon, March 21, at the
Falmouth Baptist Church at 2 o'clock fast time, conducted by Rev. Earl Parker
and assisted by Rev. M. P. Delaney Jr. Burial will take place in Riverside
Cemetery. John A. Woodhead & Son are in charge of the arrangements.
The special music will be rendered by Mrs. Melva Young, who will sing "Only
a Dream" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," with Mrs. J. A.
Fisher at the organ. The casket bearers include Grover King, David Clarke,
Eureka Arnold, Walter Kennedy, Dr. W. M. Townsend and Rogan Whitaker.
WILLIAM ROBERT HAMMOCK
William Robert Hammock, beloved son of Starling and Choley Johnson Hammock,
passed away on March 2, 1946, at his home near Cynthiana, after a week's
Robert, as he was known by his loved ones, was born Dec. 9, 1933, at London,
Ky., having been an invalid since birth. He was a patient sufferer and was
dearly loved by all who knew him.
He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Anna
Lee; one grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Johnson of London, and several aunts and
uncles. One brother, A. L. Hammock, preceded him in death Sept. 11, 1945.
Funeral services were conducted at Berry on March 4 by the Rev. Norton.
Burial took place in the Berry Cemetery.
Pallbearers and flower bearers were Montgomery Lee and Muriel Edward Northcutt,
Earl Jarvis, Bernard Greene and Billy Ray and J. W. Rose.
W. C. MCMILLIAN
Walter Cash McMillan, aged 72 years, lifelong resident of Pendleton County and
retired merchant and farmer of Demossville, died Tuesday, March 12, 1946, at his
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Brittenham McMillan; four sons, Grover of
Covington, George and Claude of Cincinnati and Chester of Demossville; three
daughters, Mrs. Daisy Plummer of Cincinnati, Mrs. Anna Mae Zeuty of Cynthiana
and Miss Stella McMillan at home, and two brothers, L. H. of Covington and
O. C. McMillan of Grant County.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 P.M. at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Church. Burial took place in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
An Additional Obit.
W. C. MCMILLIAN
Walter Cashius McMillian, retired farmer, passed away at his home at Pleasant
Ridge on Wednesday, March 13, 1946, at the age of 72 years, two months and one
The son of George W. and Ruth Ann McMillan, he was born in Pendleton County on
Jan. 12, 1874, and had lived his entire life in this community. On June 6,
1895, he was united in marriage to Miss Pheobe Anna Brittenhen, and to this
union were born eight children.
Besides his widow, the following sons and daughters survive: Grover of
Covington, George and Claude of Cincinnati, Chesley of Pleasant Ridge, Mrs. Anna
Mae Zeuty of Cynthiana, Mrs. Daisy Plummer of Cincinnati and Miss Stella Maude,
at home. One daughter, Flossie Healan, died at the age of four. Also
surviving are two brothers, L. H. McMillan of Covington and O. T. McMillian of
Demossville; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of other
relatives and friends.
Mr. McMillian lived a long and useful life and held the respect of everyone who
knew him. His friends were legion throughout this and surrounding counties
and the many beautiful floral pieces attested to the high esteem in which he was
At an early age he became a member of the Unity Baptist Church and had remained
a faithful member until the end.
Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist
Church. A beautiful tribute was paid to his memory by the Rev. G. F. Kelly
of Independence, assisted by Dr. W. G. Bond of Erlanger.
He was carried to his final resting place in the adjoining cemetery by the
following casket bearers: James Irvin McMillian, Fred McMillian, Ernest
McMillian, Seldon McMillian, Lee Plummer and Ralph Vessing.
Flower girls were Miss Esther Mae Bowen, Miss Nell McMillan, Mrs. Rose Hale,
Mrs. Anna Plummer, Mrs. Joyce Ruth England, Mrs. Agnes McMillan, Mrs. Thelma
McMillian and Mrs. Dolores Flynn.
Masonic rites were held under the direction of Past Master J. Arch Bailey of the
Cynthiana St. Andrews Lodge. No. 18, F. & A. M.
Broken is the family circle,
Our dear one has gone away,
Passed from earth and earthly darkness
Into a bright and perfect day.
But we must cease to languish
O'er the grave of him we love,
Strive to be prepared to meet him
In a better world above.
MRS. MARIE ROSS
Mrs. Marie Ross, aged 35 years, who resides between California and Alexandria,
ended her life Thursday, March 14, 1946, by shooting herself with a shotgun,
according to Campbell Coroner L. C. Sauter. It was learned that Mrs. Ross
was kicked by a horse last fall and she had been ill ever since. She was
the wife of Foyd Ross.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Agnes, 14; her father, Jake Roth
of Alexandria; one sister, Mrs. Rose Martz of Melbourne, and a brother, Frank
Roth of Spring Lake.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 P.M. in the Carthage Cemetery.
Tharp & Stith, Alexandria, were in charge.
MRS. AGNES DEWALT
Mrs. Agnes Dawalt, aged 90 years, a lifelong resident of the Knoxville vicinity,
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Elliott, near Knoxville on March
The funeral services were held at the Eckler Funeral Home at Dry Ridge on March
10. Burial took place in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Dry Ridge.
MRS. CHARLES DONALD MOORE
Ruby Lorene Moore, beloved wife of Charles Donald Moore and youngest daughter of
Ira Chancellor and Melinda Elizabeth Chiles, was born Nov. 24, 1922. Her
gentle spirit slipped away to be with Jesus at 10:30 P.M. March 13, 1946, at the
Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, at the age of 23 years, three
months and 17 days. She had been ill for the past several months and had
just undergone an operation for malignant tumor of the brain.
At the tender age of 11 years she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with
the Short Creek Baptist Church. She was a faithful attendant at church
services, no matter where she was. Her sweet Christian personality won her
many friends wherever she went. She was a Christian not only in profession
but in the deeds of her daily life. She held her daily devotions and
meditations even to the last.
Ruby was a graduate of the Morgan High School, where she was salutatorian of the
class of 1940. For several years she was extension secretary in the county
agent's office at Falmouth. Since that time she held secretarial positions
in Meosho, Mo., Holabird Signal Depot, Baltimore, Md., Fort Monmouth, N. J., and
Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss.
She was united in marriage to Charles Donald Moore on Dec. 23, 1943, at the
First Baptist Church, Joplin, Mo. Since that time they have resided in
various States while her husband was serving in the services of his country.
She was a devoted wife, a kind and loving daughter and sister, and will be
greatly missed by her family.
Besides her loving husband and parents, she is survived by three brothers, Rev.
H. C. Chiles, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Barbourville, Raymond and
James Chiles of Falmouth; four sisters, Lucille Chiles at home, Mrs. Elbert
Morris of Butler, Reba Chiles at home and Mrs. Homer William Smith of
Cincinnati; three nieces, Shirley Joyce Chiles, Betty Lou and Linda Sue Morris,
and two nephews, Robert Allen and Jerry Edward Chiles. Besides these
she leaves to mourn her going a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, March 16, at 2 o'clock at the
Short Creek Baptist Church, conducted by her former pastor and close friend,
Rev. George Bond of Erlanger, and assisted by her pastor.
A quartet , composed of Rev. D. P. DeHart, Martha DeHart, Mrs. Henry Bishop and
Homer William Smith, sang "The Lily of the Valley, " "Beautiful
Isle of Somewhere," "Good Night Here But Good Morning Up There"
and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." A duet, composed of Rev. DeHart
and Martha DeHart, sang "A Beautiful Land." Mrs. D. P. DeHart
assisted at the piano.
The casket bearers were Howard Colvin, Wreford McNay, Kenneth McNay, Elbert
Allender, Marvin Knock and John McDermott.
The forty-two beautiful floral pieces were carried by her cousins and close
friends. Audrey Cummins, Mrs. Melvin Denny, Betty Kells, Mrs. George Bond,
June Monroe, Mrs. Donald Simpson, Mrs. Harold Lee Franks, Mrs. Thomas Cash, Mrs.
Richard Deatherage, Mrs. Wreford McNay, Mrs. Victor Moore, Judith Colvin, Mrs.
Elbert Allender, Mrs. Winston Sharp, Ella Bishop, Vida Bishop, Mrs. Howard
Colvin, Kathryn Faulhaber, Mrs. Lee Aulick, Ruth Whaley and Norma Bailey.
Her body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Short Creek Cemetery.
Elliston & Stanley, funeral directors of Williamstown, were in charge of the
Funeral services for Fred Burlew, aged 58 years, who died at his home at McLean,
Tex., on March 4, 1946, were held at the Peoples Funeral Home, Butler, on
Friday, March 15, conducted by Rev. W. S. Mitchell of Alexandria and assisted by
Rev. S. R. Mann of Butler. Burial took place in the Butler Cemetery.
Mr. Burlew died in a McLean hotel. He was an employee of a drilling
contracting firm and made his residence in both Pampa and McLean, Tex.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. W. McDonald Jr. of Seattle, Wash.; two
sons, Rex of Spokane, Wash., and Fred B. of Portland, Ore., and one sister, Mrs.
Frank Shelton of Alexandria.
Special music was furnished by Mrs. Florence Ducker and Rev. D. P. DeHart.
Casket bearers were John Burlew, Dewey Burlew, Raymond Burlew, Harry Burlew,
Barton Burlew and Hugh Mulloy.
HARRY R. DUCKER
Harry R. Ducker, age 70 years, a resident of Butler, died at his home in that
place on Thursday, March 21, 1946, following a brief illness.
Mr. Ducker is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maude Bonar Ducker; three daughters,
Mrs. Harvey Record of Ludlow, Mrs. Ralph Meadows of Lancaster and Mrs. Ralph
Hampton of Norwood, Ohio; one son, Paul Ducker of Ludlow, and four
Mr. Ducker was a former member of the Butler Board of Education and was a member
of the Christian Church at Butler.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Peoples Funeral
Home, Butler, conducted bu Rev. S. R. Mann. Burial took place in the
Special music was furnished by Rev. D. P. DeHart and daughter, Martha, with Mrs.
DeHart at the piano.
The casket bearers included Milton Fryer, Clifford Ducker, Aril Ducker, A. B.
Arnold, Harry Tucker and Harry Yelton.
Thomas Hudson, a native of Pendleton County, died Saturday, March 16, 1946, at
his home at Stockton, Ohio, following a long illness.
He was a resident of Covington until five months ago, when he moved to Ohio.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lydia Hudson, and three brothers, Charles W.
Hudson of Williamstown, William Hudson of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and Frank Hudson
of Pitcher, Oklahoma.
Burial took place in the Williamstown Cemetery.
Michael Coleman, aged 77 years, a native of Pendleton County and a resident of
Falmouth since about 1920, died Tuesday morning, April 2, 1946, at the St.
Elizabeth Hospital, Covington, at 1:40 o'clock, following a lingering illness.
He had been in failing health for about two years.
Requiem high mass is to be sung by Rev. J. M. Lelen at St. Xavier's Catholic
Church on Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Burial will take place in the
The body will be at the Woodhead Funeral Home until time for the funeral.
Michael Coleman (additional information from previous entry)
Michael Coleman, aged 77 years, retired farmer and stockman of Pendleton County,
died at 12:40 Tuesday morning, April 2, 1946, at St. Elizabeth Hospital,
Covington, where he had been a patient for the past four weeks.
He was the eldest son of the late Patrick and Mary Kelly Coleman and was born at
the Coleman homestead near Levingood on November 2, 1868. He married Miss
Katherine Sweeney in 1921. She preceded him in death in 1925.
Mr. Coleman was one of Pendleton County's most valuable citizens, being a
gentleman of the old school; reticent, dignified and courteous in manner and yet
a keen observer and helper wherever his assistance was needed. His
interest in farm work was maintained to the end. He was successful as a
farmer and especially was he successful in pleasant dealings with his fellowman.
He was humble, patient and thoroughly versed in the enjoyment of solitude,
mediatation and prayer. He spent the greater part of his life on the farm
where he grew to manhood. He was noted as an outstanding speller of the
day in the schools of his neighborhood.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Mollie Daugherty of this city, with whom he
made his home for the past year, and a niece, Mrs. Paul Woodhead; four nephews,
Frank, Leslie and Harry Coleman of Falmouth and Wilbur Coleman of Deer Park,
Ohio, and 12 great-nieces and nephews.
Requiem high mass was sung by Rev. J. M. Lelen at St. Xavier's Catholic Church
on Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock, where he has been a faithful member all of
his life. He always put his church and all of its activities before all
other things in his life. He was a daily attendant at mass whenever
conditions permitted. Serving the funeral mass were his two great-nephews,
Frankie Coleman and David Woodhead. Burial took place in the Catholic
Cemetery with John A. Woodhead & Son in charge of the arrangements.
The pallbearers were his four nephews, Frank, Leslie, Wilbur and Harry Coleman,
and William and Ralph Hetterman.
Bert Bonar, aged 78 years, a resident of Caddo, died at the Jewish Hospital,
Cincinnati, Monday, April 1, 1946, following a long illness.
Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pine
Grove Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. D. V. C. Black and assisted by Rev. E.
L. Griffy. Burial will take place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery. Thomas
& Fosset are in charge.
JOHN F. PARKER
John F. Parker, 84, retired Urbana, Ill., business man, died at 3:05 A.M.,
recently, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Roney, 2905 East Main St.,
Urbana, following a long illness. He had been in a critical condition for
Funeral services were held with Rev. Charles L. Bromley, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Urbana, in charge. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Hymns sung were "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Abide With Me."
by Harold Short, a young business man of Urbana.
Six young men, all former employees, were casket bearers. The floral
offerings were many.
The deceased was born in Pendleton County, Ky., on February 4, 1862. He
had been a resident of Illinois and Urbana for 44 years. He was engaged in
the window shade business for the greater part of the time.
He was married to Mattie Rainey on December 29, 1885. She died a number of
years ago. He was the son of William H. and Nancy Browning Parker.
Three daughters survive: Mrs. Flora M. Roney of Urbana, Mrs. Nona L. Dunn
of Urbana and Mrs. Blanche Morgan of Adrian, Michigan. There are also
eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One son died in
December, 1930. Mr. Parker leaves in addition to his immediate family many
relatives and friends in and around Falmouth. He was the last member of
LESLIE E. GRAY
Leslie Everett Gray, son of William and Loretta Acton Gray, was born in
Pendleton County, Ky., on April 20, 1900. He departed this life on March
21, 1946, at the age of 45 years, 11 months, and one day. He had lived in
Miamisburg, Ohio, most of the time in the last 25 years, but the rest of his
life was spent in Pendleton County.
On June 23, 1923, he was united in marriage with Lula Bobb. To this union
two children were born. One son, Carl Everett Gray, preceded his father in
death on November 30, 1944, while serving in the armed forces in the European
There remains to mourn their loss his wife, Lula; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby
Sprague, and one grandchild, Ronald Eugene, all of Miamisburg, Ohio; one
brother, William of Miamisburg, and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Maybrier of
Covington, besides other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted in Miamisburg on March 26, with Rev. H. F.
Hamburger of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was made in Hill
Grove Cemetery at Mianisburg.
Pallbearers were Leonard Blackburn, Emert Abercrombie, Archie Ashcraft, Clarence
Campbell, Ernest Bobb and Ivan Bush.
JOHN A. VERTNER
John A. Vertner, one of Falmouth's best known colored citizens, bas born in
Mason County on August 11, 1863, and peacefully passed to his eternal reward on
March 31, 1946, at the age of 82 years, seven months and 20 days.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Routt on March 7, 1890, and to this union
five children were born; one, William A., having passed on to his eternal reward
on April 8, 1931.
The surviving children are George H. of Falmouth, Mrs. Emma Smarrs of Dayton and
John and Arnold of Indianapolis, Indiana. His devoted wife passed on June
6, 1932. Besides these loving children he is survived by six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Amanda Clay of Cincinnati, one
brother, William of Chillicothe, Ohio, and other distant relatives, besides a
host of close friends.
Mr. Vertner was a gentleman of the highest type, upright in all his dealings, of
a very friendly disposition, always willing to lend a helping hand in time of
need. He was a devoted Christian gentleman being a member of the Allen
Chapel Methodist Church and serving as steward at the time of his death.
The funeral services will be held from the A. M. E. Church on Wednesday
afternoon, April 3, at 2 o'clock, with his pastor, Rev. W. A. Hinton,
officiating. John A. Woodhood & Son are in charge.
The pallbearers will be W. C. Miller, John Conrad, Charles Mack, Milton Wright,
Herman Adair and Charles Blackburn.
IDA ARNOLD SECHREST
Ida May Arnold, daughter of the late A. J. and Melissa DeCoursey Arnold, was
born near Falmouth on October 21, 1866.
She grew to young womanhood near Morgan, and was married on January 18, 1888, to
John J. Sechrest of Crittenden. Six children blessed their marriage, two
of these, Jay Jr. and Edith May, dying in childhood. In 1912 the family
left Kentucky to reside in Florida.
Mrs. Sechrest confessed Christ in early girlhood in the old Short Creek Baptist
Church. She was a woman of deep convictions and forceful character,
interested in church and in all local and national affairs, known and loved in
both Kentucky and Florida by a host of friends for her sweet personality and
charm of manner, her faith and courage, her deep piety and Christian grace.
Though she had been in failing health for several months, news of her death came
with a shock to relatives here. Death claimed her at 8:30 A.M., March 21,
1946, at her home in St. Petersburg, where her husband, her two sons, Arnold and
John Clay Jr., and her daughters, Mrs. R. I. Matthews and Mrs. Emma Smith, and
several grandchildren grieve for their deep loss. Burial was in the State
of her adoption.
Members of her family who reside here include Mrs. Harry Gulick of Cincinnati,
Mrs. Louella Rule and Miss Emma Arnold, her brothers, R. Risk Arnold and Frank
Arnold, all of Falmouth, and Ernest M. Arnold of Ft. Worth, Texas.
DR. H. STEWART THERLKELD
Dr. Henry Stewart Threlkeld, aged 54 years, a native of Kenton County, died at
the Veterans Hospital at Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday, March 28, 1946. Dr.
Threlkeld had undergone an emergency operation on Monday afternoon.
He was the son of William and Fannie Bullock Threlkeld and lived in Falmouth at
one time. Dr. Threlkeld served as a first lieutenant with the Dental Corps
in World War I. He was a member of the Latonia Christian Church. He
was a 32nd Degree Mason and was never married.
He is survived by one sister, two brothers, two nieces and two nephews.
The family resided in Falmouth at one time. Dr. Threlkeld was a brother of
Roy Threlkeld of Flemingsburg, Ralph of Taylor Mill Road, Mrs. Anna Lee
Threlkeld of Covington. He was also a cousin of George C. Bradford, James
and Edwin Monroe and Mrs. Fan Grinnan of Falmouth. Dr. Threlkeld was also
a nephew of Mrs. J. W. Throckmorton of Lexington and Mrs. Bell Hilton of
Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Veterans Hospital at Dayton,
Ohio, on Monday at 1 o'clock. Burial took place in Dayton.
ALBERT S. BONAR
Albert Sidney Bonar was born on November 7, 1866, and passed away Monday
morning, April 1, 1946, at the Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, at the age of 79
years, five months and 24 days.
He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Yelton Bonar. He was the
oldest of eight children and grew to young manhood on the Bonar home place,
where he was born. His father died when he was a young man and he remained
on at the home to give his mother tender care and comfort for the remainder of
For the past seven years he has made his home with his nephew, Ralph Conover.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Minnie Wallace of Cincinnati; four nephews,
Ralph Conover of Caddo, Charles Bonar of Detroit, Michigan, Verner Wallace of
Blanchester, Ohio, and Lew Wallace Jr. of Cincinnati; three nieces, Mrs. Pearl
Cummins and Mrs. Margaret Miller of Cincinnati and Mrs. Ann Frazier of
"Uncle Bert," as he was called by his friends, was a progressive
citizen. He was quiet and unassuming, was ever ready to do good for some
one, and to help whenever possible to lighten the burden of his fellowman.
His quiet disposition covered a kind heart, and his religion was one of works as
well as faith. Mr. Bonar joined the Pine Grove Church when a young man.
Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove Methodist Church Wednesday, April
3, at 2 P.M. Rev. D. V. C. Black was in charge, assisted by Rev. E.
Two beautiful songs, "Lead Kindly Light" and "Abide With
Me," were rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fossett. Mrs. Roscoe Tucker
and Frazer Norris, accompanied by Mrs. George Morris.
The remains were laid to rest in the Lenoxburg Cemetery. Thomas &
Fossett, undertakers, were in charge.
The pallbearers were Emery Moore, H. V. Pugh, Arnold McClanahan, George Morris,
Hall Sharon and Gaylord Morris.
GEORGE S. MONROE
George Sylvester Monroe, son of the late George and Jane McCullister Monroe, was
born in Pendleton County on June 2, 1856, and departed this life near
Falmouth on Sunday, April 7, 1946, at the age of 89 years, 10 months and five
He was united in marriage to Loretta Isabel, and to this union seven children
were born, four having passed on in infancy. The surviving children are J.
W. Monroe of Falmouth, Mrs. Charles Webster and Mrs. Talmage Ballinger, both of
near Butler. His devoted wife passed on to her eternal reward on June 23,
1917. Besides his children, he is survived by 20 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren, besides some other distant relatives and a host of close
Mr. Monroe was a good provider, an industrious worker, although being
handicapped by having his right arm cut off in a cane mill when he was but six
years old. He was a devoted Christian gentleman, being a member of the
Short Creek Baptist Church for a number of years.
The funeral services were conducted from the Short Creek Baptist Church on
Tuesday afternoon, April 8, at 2 o'clock by Rev. Charles Mangold, with burial
taking place in the churchyard cemetery. John A. Woodhead & Son were
in charge of the arrangements.
The pallbearers were Kenneth Webster, Junior Mockbee, Clyde Ballinger, Herbert
Courts, Orville Frederick and Ray Emmons.
The flower bearers were Mrs. Junior Mockbee, Miss Fay Monroe, Mrs. Kenneth
Webster, Miss Wanda Ballinger, Mrs. Herbert Courts, Mrs. Geneva Thompson and
Miss Fay Webster.
Mrs. Amanda Norris
Mrs. Amanda Marshall Norris, daughter of William and Harriett Shinkle Marshall,
was born near Johnsville in Bracken County on December 23, 1856, and departed
this life at her home at Fossitt's Bend on April 5, 1946, having lived 89
years, three months and 13 days.
She was married to George W. Norris on September 4, 1884. Mr. Norris
preceded her in death nearly 23 years.
The survivors who are left to mourn her passing include two brothers, W. F.
Marshall of Fordsville and George W. Marshall of Manchester, Ohio; one sister,
Mrs. W. C. Carr of Lewisport; three sons and a foster son, Elbert, Walter,
Dallas and Oscar Lindsey; two daughters, Velma and Ethel; eight grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and a great host of
In early life Mrs. Norris accepted Jesus as her Savior and spent her life in His
service. She joined the Johnsville Methodist Church early in life.
Later she transferred her membership to the Pine Grove Methodist Church.
She was the oldest member of the Pine Grove Church, for she would have been 90
years old on her next birthday.
Mrs. Norris was a sweet, gentle and patient Christian. She has fought many
a battle and has been victorious. And in her supreme battle, she could
have said with St. Paul, "I have fought a good fight; I have kept the
faith; henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness."
How she will be missed! But she has just gone home.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Pine Grove Methodist Church,
conducted by her pastor, Rev. D. V. C. Black. Burial took place at
Lenoxburg. Thomas & Fossett, funeral directors, were in charge of the
Mrs. George Scheitz
Mrs. Annie Marie Ott Scheitz, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Shecobie
Ott, was born in Pendleton County on March 9, 1866, and departed this life at
the home of her son, George Scheitz, near Hayes Station, on April 3, 1946, at
the age of 80 years and 24 days.
She was united in marriage to George Scheitz in February, 1891, and to this
union two children were born, George J. and Walter W., both of whom survive her
passing. Her devoted husband passed to his eternal reward on August 7,
Besides her two sons she is survived by two step-children, Frank Scheitz and
Mrs. Eva Adams, both of near Falmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Hess of the
Lightfoot's Fork Pike and Mrs. Kate Easton of Bellefontain, Ohio, and one
brother, George Ott; also two grandchildren, besides several nephews and nieces
and a host of distant relatives and close friends.
Mrs. Scheitz was a lady of the highest type, honest, and always willing to lend
a helping hand in time of trouble or distress. She was of a friendly
disposition, a devoted wife and mother, and with her passing Pendleton County
has lost another of her good citizens. She was a devoted member of the St.
Xavier Catholic Church, always attending as long as health permitted.
The funeral services were conducted from the St. Xavier Church on Saturday,
April 6, at 9:30 A.M., with Rev. J. M. Lelen officiating. Burial took
place in the St. Xavier Cemetery. John A. Woodhead & Sons were in
charge of the arrangements.
The pallbearers were William, John and Paul Coleman, Ralph and William Hetterman
and Richard Budde.
George R. Sorrell
George Riley Sorrell, aged 81 years, a native of Pendleton County and former
resident of Butler, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry D. Shotwell, at
Spring Lake on Saturday, April 6, 1946, following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Francis Marion and Rachel Ann Middleton Sorrell and
was born in Pendleton County on April 1, 1865. He married Miss Mary Ann
Lovelace, and she preceded him in death several years.
Mr. Sorrell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Shotwell and Mrs. James Flanagan
of Norwood, Ohio; one grandson, George T. Shotwell; two granddaughters, Mrs.
Catherine Tenney and Miss Ida Ray Proctor of Cincinnati; two
great-granddaughters; five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kidwell, Mrs. R. Wade, Mrs.
Byron Redmon, Mrs. M. E. Shoemaker and Mrs. W. R. Wade all of Covington, and one
brother, Everett Sorrell of Falmouth.
Funeral services were held at the Peoples Funeral Home in Butler on Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. S. R. Mann. Burial took
place in the Butler Cemetery.
Special music was rendered by Mrs. Florence Ducker and Harry Yelton Jr., with
Mrs. Hilda Herrington at the piano.
Casket bearers included J. L. Dorman, Carl Myers, Ed Kidwell, Mose Huff, Dave
Hornbeek and William Holland.
Mrs. Lida Oliver
Mrs. Lida Oliver, age 64 years, a resident of Kenton County for 29 years, died
Thursday, April 11, 1946, at her home on the Decoursey Pike. She was a
native of Pendleton County.
Mrs. Oliver is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lillie Plunkett and Mrs. Lula
Fogle of Decoursey; two sons, Morton M. Oliver of Independence and John L.
Oliver of Covington; three sisters, Mrs. Ila Loomis of Hooven, Ohio, Mrs. Betty
Bobb of Bethel and Mrs. Grace McMillen of New Richmond, Ohio; a brother, Edward
Barton of Manchester, Indiana and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Southside Baptist
Church, Latonia, and burial took place in the Independence Cemetery.
Albert O. Baker
Albert Owen Baker, aged 73 years, five months and 14 days, died at his home on
Montjoy St. in Falmouth, on Friday, April 12, 1946, at 4:45 P.M., following
a serious illness of several years' duration.
Mr. Baker was the son of the late Thornton and Elizabeth Parson Baker and was
born in Grant County on October 29, 1872. Mr. Baker lived all of his early
life in Grant County and was married there to Miss Bettie Clemmons on August 17,
1900. Mr. and Mrs. Baker had no children of their own, but reared one boy,
Robert Perkins, to young manhood, whom they loved and cared for as their own.
Besides his widow, he leaves several nieces and nephews. He was the last
member of a family of eight, his mother and father, four brothers and one sister
having passed away several years ago.
Mr. Baker united with the Christian Church at Mt. Olivet, Grant County, while a
young man. He transferred his church membership twice, first to the Morgan
Christian Church and later to that church at Falmouth, where he and Mrs. Baker
have lived for the past 20 years.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Falmouth
Christian Church, conducted by Rev. M. P. Delaney Jr. and assisted by Rev.
George V. Moore. Interment took place in the Williamstown Cemetery.
Thomas & Fossett, funeral directors, were in charge.
Special music was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Fossett, Frazer Norris and Mrs.
Roscoe Tucker, with Mrs. Alva Cushman presiding at the organ.
The casket bearers included Roy, Fred, Everett and Will Baker, Albert Clemons
and Orville Reynolds.
Clifford Smith Jr.
Clifford Smith Jr., aged 23 years, of 975 Park Avenue, New York City, a nephew
of J. A. Regan, well-known Louisville & Nashville conductor, died last week
of injuries received when he fell down a flight of steps. He was an Army
pilot in World War II.
He was the son of Clifford and Edith Smith. His mother was born at
Catawba, Pendleton County. Young Smith could speak seven different
languages, having studied in Berlin, Germany, and London, England.
Burial took place in Monroe, Michigan.
Mrs. Julia Martin
Mrs. Julia Martin, aged 86 years, lifelong resident of Pendleton County, died
Sunday, April 14, 1946, at her home in Falmouth, following a short illness.
She was the widow of the late Minor Martin. Mrs. Martin is survived by
She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Palina Johnson Kidwell, and was
born in Kenton County on September 21, 1859. After her marriage to Mr.
Martin one daughter was born who died in infancy. Her husband preceded her
in death January 18, 1932.
In early life she united with the Baptist Church in Kenton County and after
moving to Falmouth brought her letter to the Falmouth Baptist Church more than
70 years ago, where she attended regularly as long as she was able. She
was the last of a family of nine children and having no brothers or sisters to
care for her, was lovingly cared for the past 14 months by Mrs. J. B. Littleton.
Funeral services were held at the Falmouth Baptist Church, Tuesday at 2 pm,
conducted by her pastor, Rev. M. P. Delaney, Jr. Burial took place beside
her husband in the Concord Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Walter Sharp, Garnett Steele, Ellwood Fryer, and Ed, Charles
and Frank Kidwell.
Flower bearers were Mrs. M. P. Delaney, Mrs. J. W. Kellum, Mrs. W. C. Aulick,
and Mrs. Bertha Weaver.
C. B. Peoples, funeral director, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Martha C. Barnard
Mrs. Martha C. Barnard, aged 80 years, widow of the late Henry J. Barnard, died
Wednesday, April 18, 1946, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Cleo Hill, at Flagg
Springs, Campbell County. He had been in failing health for a long time
and Mrs. Hill lovingly cared for her.
She and her late husband resided all of their lives at Peach Grove, where he was
a prominent farmer and stock producer.
Mrs. Barnard was a gracious Christian woman and a member of the Second
Twelve-Mile Baptist Church. Her friends are many in both Campbell and
Pendleton Counties, where she was known for her true womanly character and
liberal charity and social activities. Besides Mrs. Hill, she is survived
by a number of other nieces and nephews.
The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at the Second Twelve-Mile
Baptist Church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Carl Sears. Burial took
place in the Second Twelve-Mile Cemetery by the side of her husband.
Funeral directors Tharp and Stith were in charge of the arrangements.
William W. Boyers
William Walter Boyers, son of the late Dallis and Mary Rollins Boyers, was born
near Boyd in Harrison County on June 27, 1871, and peacefully passed on at St.
Joseph Hospital in Lexington on April 18, 1946, at the age of 74 years, 10
months and 21 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Jones on December 24, 1891, and to this
union seven children were born. One died in infancy and Della passed on
May 21, 1943.
The surviving children are Mrs. Annie Hutchinson of near Lexington, Mrs. Bertha
McNees of near Robinson, Edward of Hinton, Mrs. Gertrude Dunn of Covington and
Willie Boyers of near Falmouth. Besides his wife and children, he is
survived by 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, Grover of
near Marcus and Ferd of PawPaw, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Hill of
near Morgan and Mrs. Elizabeth Dunaway of Waterman, Illinois.
Mr. Boyers was a devoted Christian gentleman, a regular attendant of his church,
being a member of the Tricum Christian Church since 1901. He was a devoted
father, industrious citizen, good neighbor, and honest and upright in all his
The funeral services were conducted from the Woodhead Funeral Home on Saturday,
April 20, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. W. M. Lenox officiating. Burial took
place in the Pythian Grove Cemetery.
The music was furnished by Mrs. Roscoe Tucker, Mrs. Ella Simpson, Judge W. J.
Newkirk and Rev. M. P. Delaney, with Miss Lou Redman at the piano.
The pallbearers were Raymond, Charles, Clarence and Marvin Hutchinson, Billie
Boyers and Junior and J. T. Kreigel.
The flower bearers were Kate Kreigel, Addie Hutchinson, Dorothy Jean Boyers,
Eugene Hutchinson and Paul McNees.
Kenneth Parker, aged 33 years, well-known citizen and expert carpenter, died
Friday, April 19, 1946, at his home in Williamstown, following a long illness of
Mr. Parker was a son of Harry R. and Lelah Pope Parker of near Morgan, and was
born in this county in 1913. He was united in marriage to Miss Georgiana
Carter of Grant County and the family has lived in Williamstown since that time.
He is survived by his widow and one son, Joseph Marion Parker; his parents and
one sister, Mrs. Frank Klaber of this county. He is also survived by many
other relatives in Falmouth and Pendleton County. He was a graduate of the
Morgan School and a young gentleman of the highest moral character, and was a
member of the Williamstown Baptist Church.
The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Williamstown Baptist
Church, and burial took place in the Williamstown Cemetery.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Parker and William Hamlin of this city attended the funeral
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