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Martha Vandergriff Anderson 79, Reynoldsburg Ohio, entered into eternal peace Friday (Jan 2, 2004) at her residence.
Daughter of the late William W. "Doc" and Laura Belle Vandergriff, also preceded in death by John Henry Anderson, and several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include children, Mary Ruth Wells and husband Richard, of Charleston West Virginia, Henrietta Rees, Charlene Martin and husband Donald, Roy Anderson all of Columbus Ohio, Peggy Archer and husband Franklin, of Reynoldsburg, John Anderson and wife Rebecca of Kingsport, Tenn; 28 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; brother Henry Lee Vandergriff and wife, Eva; relatives and friends. Services will be held at 1pm Monday January 5, at the Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave. Burial took at Forest Lawn Gardens. Pastor David Thompson officiated.

The Buffalo News (NY)
Date:August 31,1994
Record Number:BFNW42430202
Services for Gary B.Sams Sr.,a welder and former Golden Gloves Boxer will be held at 11 a.m.Friday in the Otto Redanz Furneral Home Inc.Michigan Avenue at 10th Street.Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetary
Sams 44,died Monday (Aug.29,1994)in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center of injuries suffred Aug.22, in a fall in his home on Whitney Avenue.
A native of Niagara Falls Sams lived in Edinburg,Texas,for two years and in Whchita,Kan,for two years before returning to Niagara Falls in 1984.He was a welder for 26 years for Steel Fabricators including Apollo Seel Corrp.and Power Plant.
His 39-year old brother William T.Sams Sr. died Aug.2,of injuries suffred when he was beaten and stabbed near his home on 13 th Streeet.Their 35-year old sister,Carolyn F.Littlefeather,was found dead of head injuries last Nov.20.after she was beaten in her home on 16th Street,Suspects have been charged with murder in both cases.
Survivors include Sams wife,former Sally Jamieson;a son,Gary Jr.;three daughters,Estell J;Michelle D.;and Rhoda V.;His mother Rosie Fields Sams;twobrothers Claude of Lenore,Tenn and Charles L III;four sisters,Virginia Noworyta of Athens,Tenn,Patricia Toarmino and Margie and Linda Barry of Richardson,Texas and six grandchildren

The Buffalo News (NY)
DAte:July 6,1989
Record number:8907060354

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Otto Redanz Funeral Home,Michigan Avenue at 10 street.Burial will be in the Riverdale Cemetary,Lewiston.
Mrs.Johnson,82,of Sabre Park,died Tuesday(july 4,1989) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a long illness.
Born in St.Charles,Va.she lived in Harlan County,Va.for many years before moving to the Niagara Falls area in 1957.
She was a short-order cook at various local resturants for many years.
Her husband,Raymond Johnson,died in 1957.
Survivors include a daughter,Ada Jones of Norfolk,Va.;two sisters,Alice Fields and Rosie Sams;three brothers,Charles Fields of Alamo,Texas,William H.Fields and Russell Fields; and two grandchildren.

The Buffalo News (NY)
Date:January 18,1994
Record Number:BFN40180232

Russell "Obie" Fields 69,,of 24th Street,a retired employee of Frontier Bronze Co.,died Monday (Jan.17,1994)in Mount St Mary Hospital,Lewiston.
A native of St Charles,Va.Fields moved to Niagara Falls about 40 years ago.He retired in 1987 as a moulder at Frontier Bronze after 21 years of service.
He served as a seaman second class in the Navy aboard the USS Monterey and the USS Langley during World War II.He was awarded the Purple Heart.
His wife,Margaret Haplin Fields,died in 1990.
Survivors include a Brother,William,and two sisters,Alice Fields and Rosie Sams.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.Thrusday in Tubinis Funeral Home,1646 Falls Street.
Burial will be in the Veterans plot of Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery,Lewiston.

Source: Obituaries of Letcher County Book published by the LCHGS; page 11;

Poppie Fairchild Adams "Aunt Poppie" - age 95; She was the d/o Joe Fairchild and Sarah Caudill; She was born 24 July 1878 and passed away on 26 Feb 1974. She married George M. Adams, on 18 July 1900. She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Adams, in June 1936, and her son, Joe Fairchild Adams, in Jan 1871. Surviving are 03 daughters, Elsie Niece, Chesney Combs, and Corinne Clay; 01 son, Hugh Adams. She was Tax Commisioner of Letcher County for 07 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She is buried in the Sandlick Cemetery, Whitesburg, Kentucky

Mrs. Virgie K. Duvall, 120 East Oak, died at 12:50 am yesterday at Kentucky Baptist Hospital.She was 35.
Mrs. Duvall; a native of Metcalfe County, was employed during the past year by Bremner Biscuit Company, 654 S. Seventh. She previously worked for Royal Crown Cola Company and General Electric Supply Company.
She was a member of Park Methodist Church,Horse Cave.
Survivors include her husband, Darius L Duvall, a sister Rosa Lockett,and five brother's Ernest,James,Oscar,Raymond,and Floyd England.
The funeral will be at 1 PM today at Arch L Heady Funeral Home 3601 Taylor Blvd. and at 2pm at park Methodist Church. Burial will be in Cosby Cemetery, Horse Cave.

Paper: Dallas Morning News, The (TX)
Deceased: Dallas businessman Clarence England Sr. dies at 80
Date: October 3, 1989
Clarence R. England Sr., a retired partner and vice president of engineering for Carver Sound Equipment Co. of Dallas, died of cancer Sept. 21 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Okla. He was 80.

Services were held Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Dallas with burial at the Masonic section of Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Mr. England was born in Moore, Okla., and received an electronics engineering degree in the 1930s from the University of Chicago's RCA Institute. He was an engineer for the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, where he installed modern electrical, lighting and sound systems.

He moved to Dallas in 1949 when he and two partners, Blair Mercer and Ed Rose, purchased the assets of Carver Sound Equipment Co. of Dallas. He remained there until his retirement in 1980.

Mr. England and his company have installed sound systems in East Grand Baptist Church in Dallas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Reunion Arena, Arlington Stadium and the Cotton Bowl.

Mr. England is survived by his wife, Helen Berry England of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Irene England Heape of Dallas; and a son, C.R. "Bud' England of Dallas.
Section: NEWS
Page: 19a
(c) Copyright, 1989, The Dallas Morning News

from the Oklahoman, 8/1/2000, p6-C:

"CENTER, Glendora Mae 'Tombs', 79, died Monday. Graveside services 2 p.m. today, Resthaven Memory Gardens (Resthaven, Oklahoma City)"

Houston County Courier Sept. 5, 1999
Rev. Lawrence Cay Reece, Jr.

The Rev. Lawrence Cay Reece, Jr., age 76, of grapeland, passed away Sept. 1, 1999, at Mother Frances Hospital Tyler. The Rev. Reece was born July 31, 1923, in Weedonia, Ky.
The Rev. Reece was Minister of Christian Church in Hardy, Mammoth Springs and Hope, Ar. He also pastored Sunset Christian Church in Grapeland for 11 years. He was a member of the Kwanis Club, NAREE, Mason, Grapeland Laody, Bluebonnet Lodge of San Antonio, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, former president of the Ministerial Alliance of Houston County and spent 25 years at Kelly Air Force Base as Cataloger Supervisor.
The Rev. Reece served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Survivors include wife Evely Reece of Grapeland; stepson Larry Ray Alfont of Napa, Id.; brothers Charles M. Teece of Big Sandy and Frank Lloyd Reece of Villa Heights, Ky.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Reece was preceded in death by his parents and sister Helen Trudy Holton.
Funeral services for the Rev. Reece were held Saturday, Sept, 4 at the Holly Tree Cemetery in Hawkins, Tx. with Dr. Phillip Chacko officiating. Interment followed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to American Lung Association of to Sunset Church Church, PO Box 878, Grapeland, 75844

From the Adair County News dated April 8,1908

Reverend William England of near this place, who has been in failing health for sometime, closed his eyes in death Saturday Morning. The funeral services were conducted at Red Lick Church, Sunday morning by Rev. Thomas Jesse and John Roach. Interment will be near his home were he died.

Name: Edgar Reece
Residence: Breeding Ky
Died: 11 Apr 1977, Adair Co Hospital, age 93.
Daughters: Mrs Lennie Janes of Chicago IL and Mrs Ruth Melf who lived with him
Sons: Nyle of Columbia and Gyle of Chicago
Four grandchildren, several great-grandchilden
Services: 13 Apr 1977 Chestnut Grove Christian Church of which he was an elder by Rev. Paul Reece and Rev. Raymond Martin, burial church cemetery.

Barren County (KY) Progress, no dateline included.

The following obituary is from page 63 of the book "Obituaries From 1960 Through 1970", published by the Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society:

COLLINS, MATTIE ADAMS, age 83. She was the daughter of Elihu and Mary Adams, born at Colson, Kentucky, on June 28, 1895. She passed away June 18, 1979, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, Whitesburg, Kentucky. She was married to Dick Collins on December 29, 1911. He preceded her in death in 1957. She was preceded in death by brothers, George M., Andy and Hennie Adams and one sister, Mondy Bowens. Surviving are 2 sons, Hennie and Cleve; 1 daughter, Mable Adams. She was buried June 20, 1979, in the Dick Collins Cemetery, Colson, Kentucky.

Name: Bobby Lee Shirley [photo]
Residence: Glasgow, KY
Died: Friday, 25 May 2001, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, age 63.
Born: 24 April 1938 Adair Co KY
Son of: Curt and Laura Janes Shirley, deceased
Retired custodian with the Glasgow School System, member East Fork Baptist Church in Metcalfe Co KY.
Wife: Lovern Shirley
Son: Alan and wife Kathy of Glasgow
Daughters: Connie Bragg and husband Paul; Lessa Houchen and husband Don; Kim Gaddie and husband Terry, all of Glasgow.
Grandchildren: Laura Beth Bragg, Jamie Houchen, Paige Houchen, Chase Gaddie, Andy Gaddie and Helena Grace Shirley.
Brothers: Elroy, Larue "Junior", James, Earl "Dunham", Fred, Charles and Phillip Shirley - all of Glasgow.
Sisters: Dee Burris, Pauline Shirley, Christine Bennett and Brenda Smith, all of Glasgow.
Preceded in death by brother: Paul David Shirley
Services: 2 pm Sunday, 27 May 2001, Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home, burial Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

Glasgow Daily Times, Sunday, 27 May 2001, p. 2.

Ira England Jr., 59, Hillcrest Drive, Campbellsville, son of the late Ira England Sr. and Sular Janes England, was born in Taylor County on Oct. 29, 1928. He died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 1988, in Campbellsville. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, a retired employee of Union Underwear Company and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He united in marriage to Marjorie Hovious on Jan. 23, 1953, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Perry England, Somerset, Doug England, Virginia Beach, Va., and Gary England, Campbellsville; one granddaughter and two grandsons, Veronica England, Somerset, and Wayne England and Adam England, both of Campbellsville; four brothers and three sisters, James England, Herbert England, Raymond England, Charles England, Avis Bright, Fannie Hall, and Mary Lollar, all of Campbellsville; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Treman England, in 1924. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial in the Brookside Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Martin officiated. Pallbearers were Sam Crawley, D. W. Crawley Jr., Freddy Hoy, David Gillespie, Ralph Moss and Tom Whatley. ~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume I, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, January 20, 1989, p. 223

Tammy Lynn England, daughter of Mr. Clurell England and Mrs. Aurthelia Elmore England, of Hudgins Community, was stillborn at 3:34 pm Tues. 9 Jul 1974 at the Community Hospital in Glasgow. Other survivors are a brother: Timmy Wayne England, and a sister: Marilyn Deloris England, both at home; grandparents: Mrs. and Mrs. J.F. Elmore, Summersville, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene England, Hudgins; great-grandmother: Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Elizabethtown. The remains were at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted at 11 am Wed. 10 Jul at the Aetna Grove Cem. Rev. Jack Abel officiated.

Miller "Sonny" Wilson Jr., 66, of Old Lebanon Road, Campbellsville, Ky., died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, in Elizabethtown, Ky.

Son of the late Miller Wilson Sr. and Josie Graham Wilson, he was born on Dec. 14, 1936 in Taylor County, Ky., and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and he and his wife attended the New Life For The Nations Church.

Wilson was a retired meat cutter for Houchens Market after 21 years. He was a former owner of Wilson's Family Restaurant.

He was married to Jean Bright on Sept. 23, 1956, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters and one son and their spouses, Kathy Wilson, Stephen Miller and Libby Wilson, Shari Jo and Terry Daffron and Lisa and Tony Myers of Campbellsville; six grandchildren, Tessa Daffron, Nicholas Miller Wilson, Timothy Dewayne Bishop, Torri Daffron, Ashley Paige Wilson and Shawn Myers of Campbellsville; one sister, June Warren Sluder of Campbellsville; two special nieces, Karen Rafferty and Libby Richard and her husband and son, Todd and Blake of Campbellsville.

Funeral was at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 2 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Burial was in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Gerald Reliford and the Rev. Chuck Pollard.

Pallbearers were Alvin Bright, Willard Bright, Joe Dudgeon, Dr. Joel Eade, Maurice Gorin, Jerry Graham, Dr. Stephen Hinton, Alvin Richerson, Bill Spratt, Mark Warren, Marvin Warren and Taylor Wheat.

Avis Bright, 83, of Bear Track Road, Campbellsville, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003 in Campbellsville.

Daughter of the late Ira England and Sular James England, she was born on Oct. 20, 1919 in Adair County, Ky. and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Bright was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.

She was married to Linus Bright on Dec. 23, 1937, who preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1991.

Survivors include eight daughters and two sons, Jean Wilson,

Christine Greer, Judy Brockman, Fay Burton, Lorena Brockman, Margaret Burress, Patricia Gray, Willard Bright and Alvin Bright, all of Campbellsville, and Rita Moore of Louisville; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two sisters and three brothers, Fannie Hall, Mary Lollar, Herbert England, Raymond England and Charles England of Campbellsville.

She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Jerry Burton and Sonny Wilson; and three brothers, Ira England Jr., Treaman England and James England.

Funeral was at 2 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery. Dr. H. Ray England and the Rev. Chuck Pollard officiated.

Pallbearers were Derek Bright, Rodney Bright, Terry Bright, Travis Bright, Wesley Bright, Danny Brockman, David Brockman, Donald Brockman, Doug Brockman, Scott Brockman, Todd Brockman, Bobby Burress, Robbie Burress, Tracy Burton, Ricky Greer, Robin Greer, Ronnie Greer and Steve Wilson.

Raymond England, 74, of Eads Street in Campbellsville died at 5:37 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Greensburg, Ky.

Son of the late Ira England Sr. and Sular Janes England, he was born in Taylor County on Oct. 6, 1930. He was a member of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was retired from Fruit of the Loom and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He married Deloris Rice England on Nov. 17, 1956. She survives.

Survivors also include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lori England of Campbellsville and Danny and Donna England of Versailles, Ky.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Larry Bright of Campbellsville; six grandchildren, Josh England, Jennifer England, Tyler Bright and Jonathan Bright, all of Campbellsville, and Allison England and Sarah Ashley England, both of Versailles; two brothers, Herbert England and Charles England, both of Campbellsville; and two sisters, Fannie Hall and Mary Lollar, both of Campbellsville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Treaman England, Ira England Jr. and James England; and one sister, Avis Bright.

Funeral was Thursday, Dec. 30 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. The Rev. Vic Stansbury and Dr. H. Ray England officiated. Burial was in Brookside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alvin Bright, Jonathan Bright, Tyler Bright, Willard Bright, Doug England, Gary England, Josh England, Larry England, Phillip England and Mark Lollar.

Charles England, 71, of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville died at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2005, in Campbellsville.
Son of the late Ira Watson England and Sular Janes England, he was born in Taylor County on Jan. 22, 1934. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a retired employee of General Telephone Company.
He was married to Louise Richerson on July 3, 1954. She preceded him in death Sept. 17, 2004.
Survivors include one son, Philip England of Campbellsville; one daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gary Tinker of Bowling Green, Ky.; three grandchildren, Beth Tinker, Darren Tinker and Melissa McCay and her husband, Mike, all of Bowling Green; one great-granddaughter, Hailey McCay of Bowling Green; one brother, Herbert England of Campbellsville; and two sisters, Fannie Hall and Mary Lollar, both of Campbellsville.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Avis Bright on Aug. 25, 2003; and four brothers, Raymond England on Dec. 27, 2004, James England on Dec. 18, 1991; Ira England Jr. on March 3, 1988, and Treman England in 1924.
Funeral was Tuesday, June 21 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville. Drs. James E. Jones and H. Ray England. Burial was in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Alvin Bright, Willard Bright, Danny England, David England, Doug England, Gary England, Larry England, James Garner, Tim Jones, Mark Lollar, Josh Marcum, Bryan Richerson, David Richerson, Mike Richerson and Tim Richerson.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Men's Adult No. 3 Sunday School class of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Gideon Memorial Bible Plan.

Mrs. Mary Lena Gibson
Born June 5,1907
Entered into rest Jan. 18.1984

Firday Jan. 20,1984 - 1:00 pm.
Stotts -Phelps- McQueary Funeral Home
210 Greenburg St.
Columbia ,Ky
Rev. Freeman Reece - Rev. Terry Turner
Moore Cemetery
Funeral Director
Allen Phelps - Louis McQuaeray



Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a. m., Saturday, August 12, for James R. Dorton, 70, member of a prominent family of the county and brother of H. T. Dorton, A. G. T. Dorton, and D. H. Dorton of this city.

Death occured in a Lexington hospital at 5:00 p. m., August 9, following an illness of eighteen years.

The son of the late William H. and Esther Carter Dorton, he was born in Slater, Missouri, January 20, 1880, but resided at Red Bush most of his life where he engaged in farming. He was a member of the New Regular Baptist Church. He was married at Red Bush July 6, 1906, to Hettie Williams, who survives him.

Survivors include besides his widow a daughter, Mrs. DuellWilliams, Red Bush, and the following brothers and sisters: Harry Dorton, Lynchburg, Ohio; Thurman, David H., Harvey T.,Paintsville; Dr. John A. Dorton, Louisville; Oka Dorton, Prestonsburg; Orba Dorton, Portsmouth, Ohio; Mrs. Ira Lester, Skaggs, KY., Mrs. Marvin Hill, Martha; Mrs. J. G. Coldiron, Lynchburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Grettie Jones, Portsmouth, Ohio.

Services were conducted at the home by Revs. C. H. Wallin and Bruce Daniel. Burial was in the family cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.

Paintsville Herald



Johana Gabriel Stafford, 41 year old resident of route 6, Taylorsville, died Friday, March 11, 1983, following a brief illness.
She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 31, 1941, a daughter of Louise Renna Gabriel of Baltimore and the late Howard W. Gabriel. 
She was a waitress at Fancy's Resturant in Hickory.
She is survived by her mother; three daughters, Mr. Michael (Cindy) Lackey, Johana T. Stafford, and Michelle Stafford of Taylorsville; two sons, Mark Stafford and Shannon Stafford  of Taylorsville; one sister Sonia Lytton of Baltimore; one brother Vaughn Gabriel of Fredricksburg, VA; and a grandchild.
Funeral Services wre conducted Monday, March 14, at 10:00 am at St. aloysius Catholic Church by Monsignor Eugene H. Livelsberger.  Burial was in the Catawba memorial park cemetary.
A Rosary service was conducted Sunday, at 7:30 pm at Bass-Smith Funeral Home.

L.L Stafford Dies Sunday
Louie Lester Stafford, 56 year old resident of route 6, Taylorsville, died Sunday March 13, 1983, following a period of declining health. 
His wife, Johana Gabriel Stafford, died Friday, March 11, 1983.
He was born December 20, 1926, in Catawba County, the son of Jasper Hall Stafford and Virgie Lee Starnes Townsend of Taylorsville.
He served in the Navy during World War II, and was a heating and air conditioner contractor.
He is survived by his parents; five daughters, Mrs. Michael (Cindy) Lackey, Johana T. Stafford, and Michelle Stafford of Taylorsville and Sheila Sanders and Tarina Stafford of Michigan; four sons, Mark Stafford, Shannon Stafford, and Randy Stafford of Taylorsville, and Craig Stafford of Michigan; two sisters, Elizabeth Huffman of Hickory and Ruby Lee Bryant of Woodlawn Tennessee; four brothers, Jasper H. "Bud" Stafford, Jr. and Hugh Stafford of Taylorsville, Fred Stafford of Hickory and Glade Stafford of Detroit; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral Services were conducted Monday, March 14, at 10:00 am at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hickory.  Monsignor E.H. Livelsberger conducted the service and burial was in Catawba Memorial Park Cemetary.

The Death Angels visited the home of Mr. And Mrs. Ernest England and claimed for their victim Enna, the beloved wife and mother.

She was born Sept. 17,1895, died Jan 12,1917, age 23 years 3 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Ernest England Feb. 15,1916.

There was born to this union one child, a boy. She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Millard Janes.

After her marriage her and her husband left for Illinois, where they made their home until her death occurred. The first of July 1916 she underwent and operation for appendicitis but revived and was well until she took the measles Jan the 8th.

All skill of man was used to save her but all failed, it was Enna’s time to cross Jordan. No one can keep when the Lords says come.

Enna professed faith in Christ about five years ago and joined the Southern Methodist Church and lived a devoted Christian life until the end came.

Her way conveyed from Rankin, ILL. To the Antioch Cemetery near Saprksville. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N.R. Roach, after which the remains were laid in the tomb to await the resurrection morn.

She leaves a husband, little babe, a father, a mother, five brothers, and four sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Hollis J. England, 74, of West Walnut Street, Campbellsville, Ky., died Friday, Sept. 15, 1995, at Taylor County Hospital after an extended illness. Son of the late Luther England and Emma England of Adair County, he was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a retired paper carrier for the Courier Journal for 26 years prior to his death. England is survived by his wife, Theresa Jean Graham England; three sons, three daughters, one step-son, and four step-daughters, Jerry Lee, Ray and Joseph O. England, Judy Marie Gwinn, Emma Jean Lewis, Rose Marie Rainwater, Tony Parker, Cathy Benedict, and Amanda Clements, all of Campbellsville, Patty Cissell of Russell Springs and Bonnie Harris of New Hope; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eighteen step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ann Burriss of Glasgow. Funeral was at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17 at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home Chapel in Campbellsville with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Larry Rhodes and the Rev. George Blevins officiated. Pallbearers were Alan Gwinn, Shawn Rainwater, Michael Parker, Robbie Lewis, Jeffrey Lewis and Keith England. ~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume VI, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, July 20, 1999, p. 84

Mr. Oscar Compton, 59, a farmer of the Rose Hill Community in Taylor County, Route 2, son of the late Mr. James Compton and Mrs. Sarah Moore Compton was born in Adair County, July 30, 1910. He died at his home Sunday morning, April 5th, 1970, after a two and a half months illness. He professed faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the Palestine Baptist Church. He united in marriage to Miss Gurtie Lee England, June 2, 1933 and to this union three daughters and three sons were born: Mrs. Claude "Barbara Jean" Franklin, Jr. of Campbellsville, Route 2; Norwood Compton of Campbellsville; Patricia Ann Compton and Harold Ray Compton both at home; Roger Compton in the U. S. Air Force stationed in Moffett Field, California; and Mrs. Mikel "Carol Sue" Parker of Jacksonsville, Florida. Besides his wife and children, he is also survived by four grandchildren: Janet Compton and Dorlene Compton, both of Campbellsville; Mary Elizabeth Compton and Roger Louis Compton, Jr., both of Salem, New Hampshire; two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Sherman "Lucy" Reese of Campbellsville, Route 2; Mrs. Martha Sneed of Columbia; and Mr. Riley Compton of Hope, Indiana. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, April 6, at the Palestine Baptist Church by the Rev. C. W. Devine and Rev. Marshall Black. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery. Pallbearers were Dick Shipp, Kenneth Smith, Freddy Graham, Bob Romine, Lave Cave, and Hubert Noley. ~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume I, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, January 20, 1989, p. 170

Mrs. Gertie England Compton, 61, of the Rose Hill Community in Taylor County, Campbellsville, Route 2, daughter of the late Mr. Leslie England and Mrs. Mertie England, was born in Adair County, February 10, 1913. She died suddenly at 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 25, 1974, at her home. She had professed faith in Christ early in life and was a member of the Palestine Baptist Church. She united in marriage to Mr. Oscar Compton, June 2, 1933. He preceded her in death April 5, 1970. To this union three sons and three daughters were born. Surviving are: Mr. Norwood Compton of Campbellsville, Mr. Harold Ray Compton and Miss Patricia Ann Compton, both of Campbellsville, Route 2, Mr. Roger Compton of Danville, Miss Barbara Compton of Seymour, Indiana, Mrs. Carol Sue Parker of Bossier City, Louisiana; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers and one sister: Mr. Ray England, Mr. Oakley England, Mrs. Amous England and Mrs. Lena Gipson, all of Columbia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. C.W. Devine and Rev. Richard Shields. Burial was in the Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Stanley Compton, Kenneth Gipson, Ural Sneed, Bedford Gipson, Coy and Charles England. ~Obituaries of Taylor County, Kentucky, Volume I, compiled by Eunice Montgomery Wright, January 20, 1989, p. 62

Name: Roy England
Residence: Edmonton, KY
Died: Wednesday, 4 November 1998, T. J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY, 82.
Son of: Less and Myrtie England
Preceded in death by wife: Cecil England
Church: Prices Creek Baptist, was a deacon at time of death
Occupation: Retired farmer
Son: Coy England and Geneva of Edmonton
Brother: Rev. Oakley England, Columbia, KY
Grandchild: Teresa Harris and husband RIcky
Great-grandchild: Ashley Harris
Preceded in death also by sisters and brothers: Lena Gibson, Velmer Barnes, Gertie Compton and Amon England
Services: 1 pm Friday, 6 November 1998, at the church, burial in the Moore Cemetery.

Daily Times, Thursday, 5 November 1998, p. 5.

From the Adair County News, June 1, 1949, page one.

J.W. England Succumbs Following Long Illness

J.W. England, 85 years of age, died at his home at Toria Tuesday, May 24, after an illness of nine weeks.

Mr. England, a son of the late Milton and Zerelda J. B. England, was born and lived his entire life in the Toria community. He married Miss Alice Henneger in 1883, and they had ten children. She died in 1922. In 1927 Mr. England married Mrs. Lou Jesse, who preceded him in death ten years ago.
He is survived by one brother, Lafayette England, of Oklahoma; eight children, Luther England, of Columbia, Ernest England, Coburg, Walter England, of Sparksville, Mrs. Walter Compton, of Nell, John Milton England, of Weed, Ira England, of Campbellsville, Mrs. Russell Compton, of Toria, and Eugene England, of Toria. Also surviving Mr. England were six step-children, 49 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, making a total of 126 surviving.
Funeral services were conducted at the Red Lick Baptist Church Wednesday morning by the Rev. Noah Page. Interment was in the the Red Lick Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Herbert England, Lee Compton England, Hyman England, Willard England, James England and Henry Compton

Margie L Gibson, 65 died Friday at Baptist Hospital East.
She was the former Margie Durham, a native of Elizabethtown.
Survivors: her husband James M Gibson;sons Ricky Lee and Chester and Mark and Mark Bowman; a daughter Terri Lynn Bowman, and two grandchildren.
Graveside service 10 am Monday Resthaven Memorial, visitation :Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road. 7-9 PM Sunday.

Betty Ann Graves,40, died Saturday at Norton Hospital.
She was the former Betty Ann Logsdon.
Survivors:her husband Leon Graves; a son Kelly Graves; two sisters, Joann Logsdon and Barbara Dewitt; and three brothers Johnny, Ray, and Jimmy Logsdon.
Funeral: 11 am Wednesday Arch L Heady Okolona Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Highway, with burial at St. Stephens Cemetery.Visitation from 4 to 9 PM Monday and noon to 9 PM Tuesday.

Melvin Curtis Logsdon, 66 died Sunday at his home. He was a retired employee of Stewarts.
Survivors include his wife the former Gertrude Edison;two sisters Mrs.Louise Jaggers and Mrs.Birdie Scott; and a brother William E Logsdon.
The funeral will be at 10 am Wednesday at McDaniel Funeral Home 4339 Park Blvd., with burial in St. Stephen's Cemetery.
Visitation at the funeral home will be after 2 PM Monday. 

Marvin Earl Logsdon Sr., 58 of 2717 Helm St. died Friday at University of Louisville Hospital.
He was a security guard and an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, the former Meada Rogers; four sons; Marvin Jr., Bobby, Robert, and Raymond Logsdon; two stepsons, Carson Barker and Ralph Lowe.; Two sisters Mrs, Louise Jaggers and Mrs. Birdie Scott:two brothers  Ed and Pete Logsdon; six grandchildren and nine step grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 am Monday at McDaniel Funeral Home, 4339 Park Blvd., with burial in St. Stephens Cemetery .
Vistation will be at the funeral home after 6 pm Saturday

Mrs. Elice M Vincent of 3206 Lakeview Rd., Louisville KY., 83 years of age died early Friday Nov3,1967 at St. Joseph Infirmary after a short illness. Funeral services scheduled  for 2 PM C.S.T at Sweeden Baptist Church in Edmonson County with the burial in the church cemetery. The body is resting at the Sharer Funeral home  Brownsville KY.
Surviving are five daughters Mrs. Olive Turner, Mrs. Ruby Hardin, Mrs. Olice Lindsey, Mrs. Nana Dudley, and Mrs. Louise Hardin all of Louisville; 4 sons Ova Vincent, Brownsville KY., Oscar, Harland, and Carl Vincent all of Louisville.

Darius Leland Duvall, 75, died Monday at his home.
He was a native of Hardin County,a retired production worker for Brown-Forman Corp., a Navy Veteran  of World War II and a member of Louisville Baptist Temple.
Survivors: his wife, the former Irene Henderson; a son Gary Duvall; a sister, Adrine Funk: and a grandson.
Funeral:10 am Thursday, Nunnely, 4327 Taylor Blvd.. Burial:Cosby Cemetery, Hart County. Visitation: 2-9 PM Wednesday.

Virgie Starnes Stafford Townsend 86, of Route 6, Taylorsville died March 26, 1990 at the Brian Center in Hickory following a lengthy illlness.
Born June 4, 1903 in Catawba County, she was a duaghter of the late Esley Starnes and "Sallie" Sally Lail Starnes.  She was a retired hoisery mill inspector.  She was first married to Hall Stafford Sr.
She was preceeded in death by one son, Louis Stafford.
Survivors include her husband Clinard Townsend; four sons, Fred Stafford of Hiclory, Glade Stafford of Warren MI, Hall Stafford Jr. and Hugh Stafford, both of Taylorsville; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Huffman of Hickory and Mrs. Ruby Bryant of Taylorsville; one sister, Mrs. Edity Hodge of Hickory; 25 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Adams funeral home from 7 pm until 8:30 pm on Wednesday evening.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 29, at 11 am at Wayside Baptist Church with Rev. James Lackey and Rev. Harold Watts officiating, Burial will follow in the church cemetary.

Alvin L “Pete” Napper Sr., Fairdale, died Monday at his home.
He was former owner and operator of Hickory Lake in Shepherdsville.
Survivors: his wife the former Loretta Hughes; four daughters Jane
Mattingly, Sarah Masterson, Regina Tufts and Lee Ann Napper all of
Fairdale; two sons Peanut and David Napper, both  of Okolona;
And eight grandchildren.
Funeral: 10 am  Thursday , Arch L Heady Okolona  Funeral
Home, 8519 Preston Highway. Burial: Pen Run Memorial Park.
Visitation : 6 to 9 PM Tuesday and Noon to 9 PM on Wednesday.
Memorial gifts: Hospice of Louisville.

Joseph E Logsdon 63, of 1500 Oleanda Ave., died at 3:25 am Friday at Kentucky Baptist Hospital.
He was a Native of Hart County and until his retirement in 1971 had been a foreman for National Carbide Co.. He was a member of Lynnhurst Church of Nazarene.
He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Monsour;three daughters Mrs. Barbara DeWitt, Mrs Betty Graves and Miss JoAnn Logsdon;three son's Joseph James,Raymond Earl,and John Edward Logsdon; a step daughter, Mrs. Donna R Smith; a stepson, Richard Tipton, and 15 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 am Monday at McDaniel Funeral Home, 4339 Park Blvd.,with burial in St. Stephen Cemetery.

Name: Kathleen England Ballard
Residence: Glasgow, KY
Died: Thursday, 23 Nov 2000, T. J. Samson Community Hospital, age 75.
Born: Metcalfe Co KY
Daughter: William McKinley and Mary Mercer England, decd.
Widow of: Lesco Ballard.
Retired after 17 years of service at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in housekeeping and member Locust Grove Baptist Church in Metcalfe Co.
Son: Jerry Ballard and wife Phyllis of Glasgow
Daughters: Rebecca Jones of Glasgow; Annie Jessie and husband Ray of Columbus, IN and Ollie Nell Grissom of Glasgow.
Brother: Pete England of Rocky Hill, KY
Sisters: Vinnie Arms of Glasgow, Pauline Hiser and Janie Edwards, both of Greensburg, KY; Pearl Tarter of Louisville, KY; ELizabethMoney of Mississippi; Flossie Houchens of Indianapolis, IN and Leanora Arms of IN
17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded also in death by:
Brothers: Henry England and Earl Jessie
Sister: Clementine Poynter
Services: 11 am Monday, 27 Nov 2000, A. F. Crow and Son Funeral Home, burial Shuffett Cemetery in Metcalfe Co.

Glasgow Daily Times, Sunday, 26 Nov 2000, p. 2

Name: Vennie E. Arms
Residence: Park City, KY; formerly of Cumberland Co.
Died: Friday, 7 June 2002, T J Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY, age 81.
Sons: Billy and Ed Arms, both of Cave City; Keith Arms of Park City; Danny Arms of Glasgow; Gary Arms and James Arms, both of Park City.
Daughters: Joyce Scott of Burkesville, KY; Doris Cowles of Park City.
Brother: James Ray England, Rocky Hill, KY
Sisters: Elizabeth Money of Columbis, Miss; Flossie Houchens of Indianapolis, IN; Leonore Arms of Anderson, IN, Pauline Hiser and Janie Edwards, both of Greensburg, KY, Zoedna Biggers of Indianapolis and Pearl Tarter of Louisville, KY.
Services: Monday, 10 June 2002, Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, burial Dutch Creek Cemetery.

Glasgow Daily Times, Monday, 10 June 2002, p. 2.


Services for M.E “Bill” Dorton,76, of BurkBurnett, will be at 2 pm Wednesday in Union Valley Church at Cookietowm, Okla. He was dead of arrival at a Wichita Falls Hospital Monday after an apparent Heart attack.The Rev. Arbuary Ritter, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Randlett Cemetery under direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home here.Dorton was born 2/26/1900, in Virginia. He was a former long time resident of Cookietown, Okla. Dorton was a retired farmer who resided in BurkBurnett for two years.Survivors include four sons, M.E. ”Sonny” of Walters,Okla., J.W of Devol, Okla., Jimmy of BurkBurnett, and Charles of Perryton Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Higgerson of Lawton Okla., and Mrs. Dorothy Briscoe of Walters Okla.; a sister Mrs. Zadia Bryant of Randlett,Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.