APRIL - 1941
DEATH CLAIMS 92-YEAR-OLD OFFUTT WOMAN
Mrs. Lucinda Akers, aged and well known citizen of Offutt, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe D. Ward last Sunday morning. She
had been ill for several months. Mrs. Akers was the widow of the late
Reuben Akers and was one of the oldest women in the county. She
was 92 years of age at the time of her death. Mrs. Akers is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Ward with whom she made her home. Funeral services
were held at the Ward home Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial
was made in the Offutt Cemetery, the undertaking department of the
Paintsville Furniture Company directing. Paintsville Herald Thursday
April 17, 1941
MANY ATTEND AKERS FUNERAL AT OFFUTT Offutt, Ky. - The out of town folks
who attended Aunt Cinda Akers' funeral here last Monday were Mr. and
Mrs. Elzie Hite, Dr. and Mrs. John Hite, Mrs. Pearl Graley and Jessie
Hite, all of Huntington, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lewis and daughter,
of Staffordsville; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Short, of Paintsville; Mr. and
Mrs. Luster Short, Mr. and Mrs. James Short, Mrs. Carl Powers, Mrs.
Bert Colvin, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Webb, Meally; Ed Short of Ashland;
Laura Garnet and Ivel Akers, Prestonsburg; Mrs. Opal Akers and
daughter, of Shelbiana; Mrs. John B. Wells, Sr., Paintsville; Bas Ward,
Carlos Ward and Mrs. Leonard Walters, Meally; Mr. and Mrs. John Penix,
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Penix, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Price of Williamsport;
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whittaker, of Prestonsburg. Paintsville Herald April
Mrs. Arrowood, Meally,
The undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company reports
the death of two well known women of this section over the week end.
Mrs. Delilah Arrowood, 86, died Thursday morning of last week after a
few months illness. She was the widow of the late Marvin Arrowood who
preceded her in death about 30 years ago. Funeral rites were conducted
last Saturday afternoon at the Church of Christ, at Meally, Rev. S. C.
Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery at Meally.
Mrs. Arrowood is survived by the following children: John Arrowood,
Meally, Mrs. Marg Delong, Tolesboro, Ky.; Alonzo Arrowood, Langley; W.
K. Arrowood, Meally, and Mrs. Lillie May Webb, West Van Lear.
PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday April 17, 1941
AUXIER, Harry D
East Point Man Killed Tuesday Night at Dawkins
Harry D. Auxier, of East Point, was instantly killed Tuesday
night. The accident occurred on the Mayo Trail near the old
steamboat landing of Hell’s Gate. He was struck by a car but just
how the accident occurred has not been fully determined. He was a
member of a large and prominent Johnson County family. He was the
son of the late J. D. and Charlotte (Spradlin) Auxier, and was born at
East Point. He was 64 years old. Besides his widow, Mrs. Miranda
(Music) Auxier, he is survived by the following children; Virgie
Auxier, Cliff, Ky.; Buster Auxier, East Point, Mrs. May Hereford and
Mrs. Lucy Burke, both of Trimble County, Ky., and Mrs. Tava Blanton,
East Point. He is also survived by six brothers and one sister as
follows: W. D. and Tobe Auxier, East Point; George Auxier, Allen,
Ky.; W. D. Auxier, Paintsville, Sam and Down Auxier, Madison, Ind., and
Mrs. Ethel Hughes of Jenkins, Ky. Mr. Auxier had spent his entire life
in Johnson County and hard worked as a construction man. Following the
accident, the body was brought to the Preston Funeral Home and prepared
for burial. Funeral arrangements were not complete as The Herald
went to press. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-17-1941
BAILEY, Gladys (Chaffins)
WOMAN FOUND SLAIN NEAR WARFIELD, KY.
Mrs. Gladys Bailey Believed to Have Been Strangled Inez, Ky. – R. L.
Fannin stumbled on the body of Mrs. Gladys Chaffin Bailey, 23, in a
clump of bushes below the Kermit bridge near Warfield and a coroner’s
jury returned a verdict that she had been murdered. Officers began
searching for four men who stopped their truck at midnight Thursday,
April 17, 1941, at J. T. Muncy’s Lunch Stand near Kentucky end of the
bridge across the Tug River. Mrs. Muncy said she saw what she now
believes was a woman’s body in the back of the truck. The death of the
woman, mother of a 3-year-old daughter, was apparently caused by
strangulation, said Dr. W. M. Keith, Marin County Health Officer.
Fannin discovered the body while on a fishing trip along the Tug River.
Dr. Keith said fingerprints were visible on the woman’s throat and that
apparently she had been dragged about 50 yards from a nearby
highway. Large footprints were found along the trail from the
highway and police announced they had found a fountain pen and a pocket
mirror nearby. The body was partly nude, but Dr. Keith said there was
no evidence of criminal attack, adding that she was an expectant
mother. Mrs. Bailey estranged from her husband, Wallace Bailey, to whom
she had been married twice, last seen alive while crossing the Kermit
bridge Thursday night, police said. Two men, Wallace Bailey, the
woman’s husband, and Doug Chapman, of Martin County were arrested
Saturday. County Judge Fletcher ordered the two men to be removed
form the county for safekeeping. Bailey was placed in jail at
Prestonsburg, and Chapman was brought to Paintsville by Sheriff Horn of
Martin County and placed in the Johnson County jail for safekeeping.
PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY Apr.24, 1941
BURKE, Betsy Ann
Mrs. Betsy Ann Burke
Funeral services for Mrs. Betsy Ann Burke, 74, who died at the home of
her son, C. W. Burke, Auxier, Ky., were held Friday afternoon at the
place, Rev. S. C. Honeycutt and Rev. J. E. Conley were in charge of the
services. Burial was made in the family cemetery at Auxier. Surviving
are the following children: W. W. Burke, Ashland; C. W. Burke, Auxier;
Mrs. Ida Holmes, McRoberts, Ky.; B. L. Burke, Campbellsburg, Ky., and
Tible Burke, Ashland. Two brothers also survive, Elza Burke, White
House, and Beth Wiley, Nippa. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-17-1941
CHILDRESS, Mrs. John (Sammons)
Mrs. John Childress, a young mother of Thelma, died at her home there
last Sunday afternoon. She was only 20 years old and had been ill for
the past few weeks. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mart Sammons of
Thelma. She is survived by her husband and two small children. Funeral
services were conducted at the home Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev.
Leonard Walters, officiating. Burial in the family cemetery at Thelma.
The deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs.
Heber Johnson, Paintsville; Henry Sammons, California, Mrs. Nancy
Daniels, Mrs. Eugene Price, Miss Mary Sammons, Mart, Edsell and Johnnie
Sammons, all of Thelma. Much sympathy is being expressed for the young
husband and his two motherless children. PAINTSVILLE HERALD Thursday
May 1, 1941
AGED WOMAN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Lucinda Hitchcock Passes Tuesday At Denver Mrs. Lucinda Hitchcock,
prominent and respected woman of the Denver community, died at her home
there Tuesday morning. She had been ill five months after complication
resulting from an attack of flu. Mrs. Hitchcock was the wife of Ben
Hitchcock and had numerous friends and relatives thruout the county who
will be grieved to learn of her passing. She was a member of the M. E.
Church and 68 years old.. Rev. Hargus Conley, of Riceville, conducted
the funeral rites. The body will be taken to Flat Gap for burial in the
family cemetery at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Besides her husband she
is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Manford Rice,
of Ohio; Mrs. Anna McKenzie, of Minnesota; Miss Presilla Stapleton, all
of Flat Gap. Guy W. Preston, of the Preston Funeral Home, had charge of
funeral arrangements. Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-24-1941
WEST VAN LEAR MAN DIES AFTER TWO YEARS ILLNESS
Sam Hurt, 68, of West Van Lear died at his home there Wednesday, April
16, 1941. He had been ill for two years. He was a son of Ike Hurt
and Evaline (Bowling) Hurt, both deceased. He is survived by one son
and one daughter, Ike Hurt, White House, and Mrs. Thelma Stapleton. He
is also survived by one brother and one sister, George Hurt, Beaver
Creek, and Mrs. Margie Music, West Van Lear. He was a carpenter by
trade and moved to West Van Lear from White House. He was a
member of the Church of Christ and the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, April 17,
1941 by Rev. Herschell Short. Burial took place at West Van Lear with
Undertaker Guy W. Preston, of the Preston Funeral Home directing.
Paintsville Herald Thursday April 17, 1941
PROMINENT WOMAN DIES SATURDAY
Mrs. McKenzie Succumbs At Lowmansville Saturday Mrs. Mima McKenzie, age
67, of Tutor Key, this county, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Minnie DeBord, at Lowmansville, at 8 o'clock last Saturday morning.
Mrs. McKenzie was 67 years of age and had been ill three months.
She was a member of the United Baptist Church and one of the best known
and highly respected women of her section. Funeral services were held
at 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon with burial in the family cemetery.
The undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Co. had charge.
She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elzie Ferguson,
Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Mrs. Minnie DeBord, Lowmansville; Haskell
McKenzie, Chandlerville; Estill McKenzie, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; Will
McKenzie, Thealka, and Monroe McKenzie, Lowmansville. She is also
survived by one brother, Garfield Chandler, of Chandlerville.
Paintsville Herald Thursday April 17, 1941
Polish Miner Dies At Local Hospital Here
Pete Perkowski, of Van Lear, died Sunday morning at the Paintsville
Hospital following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Perkowski, a
Polish miner, came to Johnson County several years ago from the
Pittsburgh coal fields, where he had worked since for the Consolidation
Coal Company. His wife died in Pittsburgh a year ago. He is
survived by the following children: Mrs. Norman Fraley, Van Lear; Leo
and William Perkowski, also of Van Lear and Paul Perkowski, who is a
soldier in the U. S. Army stationed at Honolulu. Short services were
held at the home at Van Lear Monday evening, after which the body was
shipped to Pittsburgh where funeral rites will be conducted
Wednesday. Undertake J. A. Jones, of the Paintsville Furniture
Company accompanied the body to Pittsburgh. Paintsville Herald Thursday
PICKLESIMER, Rose Mary
DEATH CLAIMS NEWLY BORN DAUGHER
Rose Mary, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Picklesimer, died at
the Paintsville Hospital Thursday, April 17. The infant lived
only a short time after birth. Besides its parents the infant is
survived by its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Mann of Paintsville, and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Picklesimer, of Staffordsville. Funeral and burial
services were held at Staffordsville Friday afternoon, Undertaker J. A.
Jones, directing. Paintsville Herald 4/24/1941
PRICE, John L.
RETIRED RIVER PILOT DIED TODAY
Ashland, Ky.- John L. Price, 66, of 512 Eighth Street passed away at
his home here after an illness of four months. Mr. Price is a native of
Johnson county, was an Ohio river steamer pilot for several years,
retiring six years ago. He had lived in Ashland for the past 18
years. Surviving are his wife, Cecilia Price, a daughter, Gladys, age
18; two sisters, Mrs. Jno Bowman of Ashland, and Mrs. Frank Gardner of
Ashland. His parents were the late Morris B. and Fannie Van Hoose
Price of Virginia. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 4-3-1941
ROWLAND, Mrs Armstrong
DEATH CLAIMS MRS.ARMSTRONG ROWLAND
Barnetts Creek, Ky. Mrs. Armstong Rowland died Sunday morning, April
13,(1941). She leaves heer husband and a number of children to mourn
their loss. She was laid to rest in the Rowland cemetery on Big Paint.
Rowland, Mrs. Armstrong PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 4-24-1941
SALYER, James Monroe
NATIVE OF COUNTY DIES AT ASHLAND
JAS. M. SALYER OF OHIO BURIED AT BARNETTS CREEK
James Monroe Salyer, 59, of Haverhill, Ohio, died at an Ashland
hospital last Thursday following an illness of several months. The
deceased was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Sarah F. O'Brien
Salyer and was born in Johnson County. He had resided in Ohio for the
last five years. He was a member of the Barnetts Creek United
Baptist Church and of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Paintsville. Surviving are
his widow,Mrs. Ella VanHoose Salyer, of Haverhill, Ohio, one daughter,
Mrs. A. B. Neeley, of Catlettsburg, a son, Warren Salyer of Ironton,
Ohio, six sisters, Mrs. Ben Stapleton, Catlettsburg, Mrs. R. B.
Preston, Greenup; Mrs. Albert Caudill, Grayson; Mrs. Dan Ealey,
Cooperstown, Ohio; Mrs. Millard Sturgill, Barnetts Creek, and Mrs.
Henry Clark, Paintsville; two brothers, Fonzo Salyer, Barnetts Creek
and Alonzo Salyer, Van Lear. Eight grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted from the United Baptist Church at
Barnetts Creek Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Millard
O'Brien officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery at
Barnetts Creek. Paintsville I.O.O. F. had charge of the burial rites.
PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY 4-17-1941
SAYLOR, Sarah E.
Oil Springs Woman Dies In Boyd Co.
Flatwoods, Ky.--Mrs. Sarah E. Saylor, 81, widely known Indian Run
resident died at her home Sunday. Her death followed an illness
of more than four months and was attributed to the infirmities of age.
She formerly resided near Oil Springs, Ky. She is survived by two
sons, Matthew of Indian Run, and Bennie, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
Thirty-five grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Oil Springs. Rev. John Prater
officiated. Burial was made in the Oil Springs cemetery.
Paintsville Herald Thursday April 10, 1941
G. F. Stapleton, Aged Fuget Man, Dies Sunday
G. F. Stapleton, 82 years old, died on Easter Sunday, April 13, after
an illness of 5 days following a stroke. He lived at Fuget. He was one
of the best known citizens of that section and a son of the late
Charles and Elizabeth (Williams) Stapleton. He is survived by the
following living children: Clate Stapleton, Marion,Ohio; Mrs. Luther
Conley, Oil Srings; John Powell Stapleton, in the U. S. Army; Lindsey
Stapleton, Win;Mrs. Moncie McKenzie, Staffordsville; Lloyd Stapleton,
Oregon; Elizabeth Stapleton, Morgan County; and Douglas Stapleton, at
home. In addition to his widow, Clara Hill Stapleton, he is survived by
one brother, Johnny Stapleton, Red Bush, and Mrs. Mary Rice, Flat Gap.
He was member of the Cold Springs United Baptist Church and Masonic
Lodge at Flat Gap. Funeral rites were held at the home Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Guy W. Preston, Rev. Lonza
Reed, and Rev. Dennis Williams. Burial was in the home cemetery with
undertaker Guy W. Preston, of the Preston Funeral Home directing.
Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-17-1941
WILLIAMS, Ethel (Meade)
MRS. ETHEL MEADE WILLIAMS
Mrs. Ethel Meade Williams, age 39 years a well-known and respected
woman of Williamsport, KY, died at her home there at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
April 05, 1941. Through expected her death, brings regret to hundreds
of friends and relatives. She was a devoted Christian wife and
mother. She was the daughter of Roscoe and Mandy Estep Meade who
preceded her in death by several years. She was united in marriage to
Marcus Williams of Paintsville, Ky., on May 2, 1923. Five children were
born to this union. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church
of Williamsport. She had been a member of this church since
February 1921. Funeral services were conducted at the Freewill Church
at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 7, 1941, with Rev. C.J. Sparks and Rev. John
W. Butcher in charge. Burial was in the Pack Cemetery at the mouth of
Two Mile with Rev. Guy W. Preston of the Preston Funeral Home in
charge. She is survived by her husband, Marcus Williams and children
Marcus, Jr. Dorothy Louise, Ruby Georgene, Betty Sue, and James
Douglas; also a host of friends and relatives who will mourn her loss.
Paintsville Herald Thursday 4-10-1941
WILLIAMS, Lousina (Reed)
MRS. LOU WILLIAMS, 87, SUCCUMBS AT HOME OF SON
Mrs. Lousina Williams, 87, died last Friday morning at 10:15 at the
home of her son, Albert Williams, at Elna, this county. Death was
due to complications arising from advanced age. She was the daughter of
the late William and Lydia Rice Reed. She was born in Johnson
County, where she spent her entire life. She was the wife of
Sanford Williams, who preceded her in death ten years. She had been a
member of the United Baptist Church for more than seventy years.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternnon at 2:30 at the home of
her son, Albert Williams. Rev. Lonza Reed was in charge of the services
and burial was in the family cemetery on the Williams farm conducted by
the undertaking department of the Paintsville Furniture Company.
Surviving are the following children: Leo Williams, Williamsburg,
Ohio; Mrs. W. H. Wheeler, Olive Hill, Ky.; Dennis Williams, Red Bush;
Albert Williams, Red Bush, and George H. Williams, Indianapolis,
Ind. One daughter, Mrs. Mousie Walters, died in June, 1901. The
following brothers and sisters also survive: Ben Reed, Oil
Springs; Geo. W. Reed, also of Oil Springs; Mrs. Katherine Ward,
Paintsville, and Mrs. Rena Colvin, Manila. PAINTSVILLE HERALD THURSDAY