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|From The Knoxville News Sentinel 14 Oct 1999
MATHERNE, JOSEPH LUBIN, 85 of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, October 13,
Erie Times (PA) dated Friday, August 14, 1970
J. Thomas Raine, 75 of RD 2 Fairview and Kanoehe, Hawaii, died Wednesday
evening at St. Vincent Hospital
From The LaFollette Press 14 Oct 1999
JAMES ROBERT "Bob" AUSMUS, 66, of Morton Road, LaFollette, died Tuesday,
HUGH L. BAIRD (Buck) , 83, of Clairfield, died Friday, October 8 at
CHRISTINE SHOUN BEGLY, 72, of Zephyrhills, Florida, formerly of LaFollette,
ROBERT LEWIS BROWN, 85, of 309 Hickory Hills, LaFollette, died Saturday,
MARJORIE H. DAY, 77, of Lake City, died October 9 at St. Mary's Hospital
JOY MARIE DOUGLAS, 88, of Lake City, died Sunday, October 10 at the
ROBERT DOUGLAS, 58, of Jacksboro, died Monday, October 11 at his home.
STERLING LEON HAYES, 81, of Briceville, died Tuesday, October 12 at
BLANCHE JEANETTE HOOKS, 69, of LaFollette, died Sunday, October 10 at
OSCAR LAMBDIN, 80, of Speedwell, died Tuesday, October 12 at the University
RUBY MASSEY, 86, of Morley, died Saturday, October 9 at the LaFollette
DOROTHY MCCULLAH, 82, of LaFollette, died Friday, October 8 at Jellico
THELMA GAYLOR MCNIEL, 69, of LaFollette, died Tuesday, October 5 at
CHARLES EDWARD ORICK, 71, of Caryville, died Saturday, October 9 at
AMOS RICHARDSON, 77, of LaFollette, died Wednesday, October 6 at the
CHARLIE M. SLUSHER, 91, of Jacksboro, died Thursday, October 7 at the
JACK WILLIAMS, 58, of Duff, died Sunday, October 3 at his home. He is
From The Knoxville News Sentinel 16 Oct 1999
LESTER JAMES EDWARD, age 66 of Cliffside Dr. LaFollette passed away
STILTNER, HAROLD LEE "HARRY", age 51 a resident of Clinton, passed away
10/7/99 Huntsville Times (AL)
Mildred R. Bolton
Michael E. Clanton
BOAZ - Michael Edward Clanton, 41, of 862 Coosa Road died Tuesday in Boaz. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Carr Funeral Home in Boaz.
Burial will be in Walls Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn H. Clanton; one stepdaughter, Christy W. Nation of Boaz; parents, Edward and Iona Clanton of Boaz; three sisters, Pam Clanton, Cindy Gaylor and Carolyn Ogle, all of Boaz; and a special friend, Ronnie Potter.
ATHENS - Cifford Coggin, 74, of 1211 West Market St. died Wednesday at his home. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Aaron Johnson and the Rev. Joe Teal officiating.
Mr. Coggin was a coach and teacher and played professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Athens and the University of Southern Mississippi Football Hall of Fame and was a Navy World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Coggin.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Coggin of Athens; four sons, Perry Coggin of Columbia, Miss., Gary Coggin of Vero Beach, Fla., Terry Coggin of Houston, Miss., and Randy Malone of Oxford, Miss.; one daughter, Shirley Stingfellow of Birmingham; and 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice or the church.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rickey D. Cribbs
TANNER - Rickey Dale Cribbs, 43, of 10420 Alabama 31 died Monday at his home. The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Danny McMullins officiating.
Limestone Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of burial.
Survivors include one son, Brandon Dale Cribbs of Cullman; one daughter, Misty Nicole Cribbs of Cullman; his mother, Clara Cribbs of Athens; one brother, Lamon Cribbs of Athens; and two sisters, Sue Schrimsher and Charlotte Cottles, both of Athens.
Mary C. Gray
ELKMONT - Mary Catherine Gray, 79, of Upper Fort Hampton Road died Tuesday at an Athens hospital. The graveside service was today at 11 a.m. at Athens City Cemetery with Tim Anderson officiating.
McConnell Funeral Home was in charge of burial.
Mrs. Gray was a native of Huntsville, attended Clements Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Gray Sr.
Survivors include one son, George A. Gray Jr. of Englehard, N.C.; three daughters, Bess Soper of Bluffton, S.C., Carol Ann Jeffery and Becky Miller, both of Mobile; one brother, William Richard Hay of Huntsville; and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Clements Baptist Church, 8690 U.S. 72, Athens, 35611.
BARTOW, Fla. - Mary Vera Gladney Harrison, 84, of 5420 Flood Court died Monday at a local nursing home. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens with Bill Sassar officiating.
Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James Cloyce Harrison; one son, Lavaughn Gladney of Five Points, Tenn.; one daughter, Lanita Dover of Bartow; two stepsons, Cecil Jackson and Royce Jackson, both of Bartow; five stepdaughters, Connie Cantrell of Lakeland, Fla., Barbara Chauncey, Hilda King, Jeanette Duke and Merlene Griner, all of Bartow; one sister, Rosella Roper of Auburndale, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
IDER - Jasper ''Jack Hartline, 81, died Tuesday at a Fort Payne hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Ider Church of God with the Rev. Benjamin Young and the Rev. Chester Nance officiating.
Burial will be in Fuller Cemetery with Kerby Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Hartline was a member of the Ider Church of God and a honorary member of the Ider Rescue Squad. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Ozell ''Tique Hartline; and one daughter, Flotilla Bedford.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Holcomb of Albertville; two sons, Eddie Hartline of Ider and Benny Hartline of Benson, Ariz.; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Leona H. Hobbs
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Leona Howard Hobbs, 98, died Monday. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Athens City Cemetery with Mike Davis officiating.
Limestone Chapel Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of burial.
Mr. Hobbs was formerly of Athens and was a member of Market Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Hodges of St. Petersburg and Dorothy Richter of Rogersville; and four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ola M. Hughes
OWENS CROSS ROADS - Ola Mae Hughes, 64, died Wednesday at her home. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Charles Miller and the Rev. Mike Green officiating.
Burial will be in Moon Cemetery.
Mrs. Hughes was a member of Cave Spring Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas D. Hughes of Owens Cross Roads; one daughter, Mary Beth Duncan of Owens Cross Roads; two sons, Dickie Rae Hughes and Tommie Dean Hughes, both of Owens Cross Roads; four sisters, Dorothy Barnett of New Hope, Margaret H. Glover of Owens Cross Roads, Marie Kearney of Huntsville and Ethel Rohromoser of Elizabeth, Tenn.; two brothers, Edward Honea and Ernest Honea Jr., both of New Hope; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Eula E. McDonald
Eula E. McDonald, 93, of Huntsville died Wednesday at a local hospital. The graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Dr. Dennis Wiles officiating.
Laughlin Service Funeral Home is in charge of burial.
Mrs. McDonald was a member of First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Connie McDonald.
Survivors include one sister, Bula Milam of Huntsville; and three brothers, Thurman Baker of Huntsville, Charlie Baker of Gadsden and Lester Baker of Iuka, Miss.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the church or a favorite charity.
ANNANDALE, Va. - Anne Lee Cox McVay died Sept. 24. The memorial service will be Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. at St. Charles Anglican Church in Huntsville.
Everly-Colonial Funeral Home of Falls Church, Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McVay was formerly of Huntsville and a member of the church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Paul McVay of Annandale; her mother, Mrs. Richard French Cox of Huntsville; one brother, Richard French Cox Jr. of Herndon, Va.; and one nephew.
Memorial donations may be made to the church.
BROWNSBORO - Barbara J. Mitchell Minor Miller, 62, died Sept. 23 in California. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Stephenson officiating.
Survivors include one son, Michael Minor of California; four daughters, Cathey Hernandez of California, Connie Wiles of Huntsville, Dana Bertin Helms of Ardmore, Ala., and Tina Minor of Athens; two stepsons, Tony Servin of California and Kevin Miller of Ohio; three sisters, Zilla Whitaker of Arab, Mary Lou Quinton of Georgia and Ruth Sharp of Maysville; one brother, Jerry Mitchell of Joppa; and 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Walter F. Miller Jr.
ATHENS - Walter Fred Miller Jr., 72, of 10684 Paradise Shores died Saturday at his home. There will be no funeral.
Limestone Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Miller retired from TVA.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Miller of Athens; four stepdaughters, Martha Culberson and Linda Clemons, both of Florence, Dana Baker of Athens and Kelley Goodman of Laceys Spring; one stepson, Wallace Ray Swaim of Athens; two sisters, Dorothy Knox and Alma Miller, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Wildlife Association in care of the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, 2700 Refuge Headquarters Road, Decatur, 35603.
HENAGAR - Maggie Mountain, 86, died Tuesday. The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at Kerby Funeral Home in Henagar with the Rev. C.L. Wilborn and the Rev. Winford Robinson officiating.
Burial was to be in New Home Cemetery in Rosalie.
Mrs. Mountain was a member of the Portersville Baptist Church in Portersville.
Survivors include her husband, Lake Mountain; one son, Jimmy Mountain of Pisgah; one brother, Marvin Robinson of Dalton, Ga.; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
David C. Moyers Jr.
FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. - David C. Moyers Jr., 58, of 8 Shoreline Drive died Wednesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at McCauley Funeral Home in Fayetteville, Tenn., with full military honors and the Rev. Jay Archer officiating.
Mr. Moyers was a native of Lincoln County and a retired Air Force chief master sergeant. He flew combat missions during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Moyers of Fayetteville; two sons, Tony Moyers of Atlanta and Keith Moyers of Brentwood, Tenn.; his parents, David C. and Adelaide Moyers of Fairview, Tenn.; one brother, Dan Moyers of Colterville, Calif.; one sister, Jane Harmening of Hazel Green; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lillie M. Savage
STEVENSON - Lillie Mae Savage, 88, died Monday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson with Charles Cobb and the Rev. William Lankford officiating.
Burial will be in Stevenson Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Savage was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Savage.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Clara Gordan and Amy Henry, both of Stevenson; two stepsons, Robert Savage and Charles Savage, both of Stevenson; two sisters, Ruthie Washington and Lucille Wellington, both of Stevenson; and 20 stepgrandchildren, 22 step great-grandchildren and four step great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was to be today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jordan G. Schrimsher
NEW HOPE - Jordan Greene Schrimsher, 65, died Tuesday at his home. The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at New Hope Funeral Home chapel with Bro. John D. Stapler officiating.
Burial will be in Hayden Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mablene M. Schrimsher of New Hope; two daughters, JoAnn Campbell of Grant and Joyce Stapler of New Hope; one son, Martin Oliver Schrimsher of Grant; three sisters, Inez Martin, Nannie B. Smith and Ann Whitaker, all of New Hope; two brothers, James "Bud" Schrimsher and Erskine Schrimsher, both of New Hope; and nine grandchildren.
Bill G. Thompson
ALBERTVILLE - Bill Gene Thompson, 64, of 208-A Baltimore Ave. died Tuesday at his home. The funeral was today at 11 a.m. at Albertville Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Thompson; three daughters, Pam Gilmore of Guntersville, Joy Walker of Boaz and Carol Fielder of Georgia; one son, Darrell Edmondson of Missouri; one sister, Barbara Fanning of Indiana; three brothers, Shelton Thompson and Bobby Thompson, both of Huntsville, and Verbon Thompson of Boaz; and seven grandchildren.
Albert S. Turner
ATHENS - Albert Steve ''Tiny Turner, 43, of 22174 Ewell St. died Wednesday at his home. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Larry Inman officiating.
Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery.
Mr. Turner was a native of Athens, a member of Fairview Baptist Church and attended East Limestone School and Tanner High School.
Survivors include one sister, Judy Head of Athens; three nephews, Kevin Head of Decatur, Rodney Head and Michael Head, both of Athens; and several aunts and uncles.
Kenneth L. Wilbourn
SOMERVILLE - Kenneth Lee Wilbourn, 22, died Tuesday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in West Point Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Charles Leonard of Somerville; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Deborah Wilbourn of New Hope; one stepsister, Pam K. Smith of New Hope; one brother, Eugene Wilbourn of New Hope; one stepbrother, Tony Hillis of New Hope; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Olan Wilbourn of Laceys Spring, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wilbourn of Huntsville and Shirley F. Smith of Shelbyville; and stepgrandmother, Christine Wilbourn of Gurley.
Visitation will be today from 1 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
From The Knoxville News Sentinel 18 Oct 1999
JOHNSON, RUBY G. age 86 of LaFollette passed away early Saturday morning,
McELROY, MARGARET BAYLESS 93 Oak Ridge, died at the NHC Health Care
PRATER, TRUMAN LEONARD, age 75 of LaFollette passed away Friday, October
From an unknown Darke Co., Ohio newspaper, about 11/18/1923
Mrs. Townsend Dies at Her Residence
from an unknown Darke County, Ohio newspaper after 11/18/1923
Obituary - North
Mrs. Sarah North daughter of Coleman and Lydia Smith was born near
Castine, Darke County Ohio May 1 1844 and died at her late home 307 13th
St. Greenville, Ohio Nov. 11, 1923. Aged 79 years, 6 months and 12
days. She was one of eight children, two of whom preceded her to the
spirit world. Those surviving her are, Mrs. Julia Bolten of Winona
Ind., Mrs. Jennie Smith, Coleman Smith, Mrs. Ruth Lecklider, Mrs.
Samantha Townsend (now deceased) married to Thomas North, Jan. 17 all of
Greenville, Ohio. She was 1861. Seven children was the result of this
union. Five of whom together with her husband preceded her in death.
The two children who survive her are, Mrs. Smith O'Brien and Otto A.
North both of Greenville, Ohio. Mother North spent the whole of her
life in Darke County with the exception of a few years when she lived on
the Indiana side of the state line near Union City. She united with the
Desciple Church at Concord 50 years ago. Though the Church organization
disbanded years ago at that place, yet mother North remained trueto her
faith and died in the hope of a better world. She was a true wife and
mother, and a good kind neighbor and friend, and her place in the home
will be sadly missed. She leaves to mourn her departure, one daughter,
one son, four sisters, one brother, three grand children, four great
grand children and manf other relatives and friends. The funeral
services were held from her late home 307 13th St. Wednesday Nov. 14 at
3 P.M. Sermon by Rev. C.W. Heoffer of Palestine. The body was buried
in the Greenville Cemetery.
from an unknown Darke County, Ohio newspaper before 11/14/1923
The Daily News Tribune, Friday, Dec. 31, 1926
Mrs. J. S. Boltin Passed Away Early Today
Well Known Former Resident of This City Died at Greenville Hospital With
Pneumonia at 6:40 O'Clock This Morning. Visiting Sister Here Over
Mrs. Juliette Smith Boltin, aged former resident of Greenville died at
6:40 o'clock this morning at the hospital in this city with pneumonia.
Mrs. Boltin, whose late home was at Wiona Lake, Indiana was visiting
over the Christmas season with her sister Mrs. Ruth Lecklider at 407
Wayne Avenue, when she was stricken seriously ill. The deceased woman
was 84 years, 3 months and 13 days of age.
She leaves to mourn their great loss, four daughters, Dora, Lois,
Florence, and Mabel, two sisters, Mrs. Lecklider of this city and Miss
Jeanett Smith and one brother Coleman Smith.
Services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at Mrs. Lecklider's
home with Rev. Etter officiating. Internment in the Beamsville
Greenville Daily Advocate, Friday, Dec. 31, 1926
From an unknown Darke Co., Ohio newspaper after 7/8/1923
Joshua Pelina Townsand, was born near Abbottsville, Darke Co, Ohio, May 26,
1850, and died in the Greenville Hospital July 6th 1923. Aged 73 yrs. 1
month and 10 days. He was one of two children and is survived by the
brother Jonathon of Twin Bridge Montana. He was married to Samantha
Smith over fifty years ago: five children were the result of this union
one of whom preceded Father in death almost fifty years ago. Those who
survive him are Mrs. Otie Lytle, of Arcanum Enas, of Weavers Station,
Melvin, of Richmond Ind. and Miss Hazel of New York City.
After his marriage, they located on a farm one mile east of Woodington,
where he remained up to the time of his death. His parents were
Pioneers of Darke Co. and were widely and well known in an early day
throughout the county. Mr. Townsand had a limb broken ten weeks be for
his death from which his fatal illness resulted. He was very patient
during his sickness and said he was ready to go and from the first said,
he could not recover.
He was a kind husband, an indulgent father, and an obliging Neighbor and
so far as known he hadn't an enemy in the world. He leaves an aged wife
Two daughters, Two sons, one brother, two grandchildren and many other
relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
The funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Woodington
Sunday July 8th at one o'clock. Sermon by Rev. C.W. Heoffer, of
Palestine. The body was buried in the Greenville Cemetery.
From an unknown Darke Co., Ohio newspaper about 7/13/1909
Old Soldier Resident Dies
Attack of La Grippe Last Winter Finally Produces Results Causing Death
of Thomas J. North, the Well Known Teamster - Son Hurries From
From Wednesdays Morning News
Thomas J. North, aged 74 years, died at his home on Thirteenth street,
Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, after an illness of several months. In
February he was taken sick with la grippe and never recovered from the
attack. He got better, but a week ago he was taken to his bed and
continued to grow worse until relieved by death. The deceased was born
in the northern part of Ohio, and has been a resident of Greenville for
over 40 years, and was one of the best known teamsters in the county,
for many years being a regular employe of the city, his specialty being
the operation of the street scraper.
He is survived by the widow and three children - Mrs. Smith O'Brien and
Ottis North of Greenville - and W.E. North of San Diego, Cal.
He was a soldier in the civil war, having served in the 42d O.V.I. and
61st O.V.I., a period of four years. He was a member of Jobes Post
G.A.R., which order will have charge of the funeral.
Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of the
California son, who is on his way to this city.