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Wolfe County News - April 7, 1967
WOLFE NATIVE DIES AT NEWPORT
Mrs. Anna P. Lykins, 82, died March 23 at the home of a daughter, Mrs.
Jean Talbott, at Newport following a long illness.
A native of Wolfe County, she had lived in Newport for about 15 years.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rainbow Council, DAR.
Other survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Grace Petho of
Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Goldie Myers of Bellevue, Mrs. Gertrude Stamper of
Newport, and Mrs. Ella Vern Stassel of Newport; a son, C.B. Lykins,
Campton and 21 grandchildren.
Services were conducted Monday by Rev. Ray Cummins. Burial was in the
Evans Cemetery, Shackelford Funeral Home in charge.
Wolfe County News - April 7, 1967
WM. P. SEWELL DIES SUDDENLY
William Price Sewell, 56, died at his home at Rogers at 1:15 a.m. Sunday
after a six year illness. He was a Breathitt County native and a member
of the Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Frances Sewell; two daughters, Mrs. Billie
Jean Fields, Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Carol Sewell of Rogers; a brother,
Joe E. Sewell of Jackson, four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Thomas of Jackson,
Mrs. Maggie Terrill of Pine Ridge, Mrs. Minnie Burress of Franklin,
Ohio, and Mrs. America McAfee of Corydon, Ind., and five grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rogers Baptist Church
by Rev. William Patterson and Rev. Omer Spencer. Burial was in the
Rogers Cemetery. Porter and Son Funeral Home in charge.
Wolfe County News - Nov. 14, 1969
SERVICES FOR WRECK VICTIM
Otis Clyde Hollon, 24, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in a Lexington
hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was the
son of the Mrs. Elizabeth Hollon Tolson, and the late Dave Hollon. He
was a native of Wolfe County and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Other survivors besides his mother include three brothers, Woodford
Hollon of Roseville, Michigan, Dewey Hollon of Middletown, Ohio and
Brack Hollon of Lexington; five sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Banks, Helen Perry,
Louise Brooks, Linda Combs and Junie Hollon, all of Campton.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Oct. 31, at the Porter and Son
Chapel by Rev. Omer Spencer. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery at
Kuillens (Quillins) Chapel. Funeral arrangements were under the
direction of Porter and Son Funeral Home.
Wolfe County News - Nov. 14, 1969
FUNERAL RITES FOR MR. HENSLEY
Fielden Hensley, 59, husband of Mary Elizabeth Hensley, died suddenly at
6:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, of an apparent heart attack. He was a native
of Breathitt County, a retired miner, and attended the Church of God.
Other survivors are one son, Millard Hensley, at home; three brothers,
James Hensley, of Whitesburg, Floyd Hensley of Campton, and Boss Hensley
of Noctor; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Banks of Campton, and Mrs. Roberta
Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the
Gilmore Church of God by Rev. Omer Spencer and Rev. Grover Craft.
Burial was in the Burton Cemetery on Gilmore. Funeral arrangements were
by Porter and Son Funeral Home.
Wolfe County News - May 1968
ROGERS MAN, 74 PASSES MAY 24
John D. Adams, 74, of Rogers, died at 8 a.m. Friday, May 24, in Clark
County Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Breathitt
County, a sawmill worker and farmer and a member of the Primative
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. America Elizabeth Adams; three sons,
William O. Adams, at home; Ramah Adams, Stewart Air Force Base Smyrna,
Tenn., and Charles A. Adams, Rogers; four daughters, Mrs. Gladys
Triplett, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Jeanetta Hobbs, Jacksonburg, Ohio; Mrs.
Ruby Gail Dobel, Dayton, Ohio, and Miss Cleta Adams, at home; a sister,
Mrs. Ellar Spencer, Rogers; 17 grandchildren and four great
Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Primative Baptist Church
at Rogers by the Rev. John Frank Powell. Burial was in the Adams
Cemetery, Zachariah. Porter and Son Funeral Home in charge.
Wolfe County News - Oct. 10, 1969
AMANDA BACK, 82 PASSES SEPT. 25
Mrs. Amanda Hobbs Back, 82 of Rt. 2, Beattyville, died at 12:15 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, after a
short illness. She was the widow of Charlie Back. She was a native of
Wolfe County and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mae Murry, Route 2, Waverly,
Ohio, Mrs. Annie B. Shackelford, Richmond, Indiana, and Mrs. Pearl
Ferris, Titusville, Florida; one brother, France Hobbs, Middletown,
Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Florence Shackelford, Zoe, and 12 grandchildren
and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 28, at the
Kincaid chapel in Lee County by Rev. Hamp Chambers. Burial was in the
Hobbs Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Porter
and Son Funeral Home, Campton.
Wolfe County News - July 1968
ZACHARIAH MAN DIES TUESDAY
William Thacker, 63, died at his home at Zachariah at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday,
after a five month illness. He was a native of Lee County, a member of
the Baptist Church and a retired oil field worker.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Vada Thacker; six sons; Robert Thacker,
Hopewell; Gerald, Jerry and Dennis Thacker, Madison, Ind.; Vernon, Ray
Thacker, Zachariah, and Mitchell Thacker, at home; five daughters, Mrs.
Mary Elizabeth Warner, Cincinnati; Mrs. Edna Fay Relyea, Beattyville;
Mrs. Louise McKinney, Zoe; Mrs. Barbara Sue Green, Madison, Ind., and
Mrs. Linda Marie Drake, Northville, Mich.; his mother, Mrs. Maude Wells
Thacker; five brothers, Curtis Thacker, Louisa; Emery Thacker,
Beattyville, Route 1; Lloyd Thacker, Beattyville, and Delmer and James
Thacker, Middletown, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Edna Burnett, Louisville, 27
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday in the Zoe First Church of
God by the Rev. Willard Brewer and the Rev. G.B. Morrison. Burial will
be in the Thacker Cemetery, Zachariah. The body is in the Porter and
Son Funeral Home.
Wolfe County News - Dec. 5, 1969
THRASHER DEAN PASSES NOV. 21
Thomas Thrasher Dean, of Campton, beloved husband of Myrtle Fugate Dean,
was born April 4, 1907, and departed this life November 21, 1969, at
the age of 62 years, seven months, and 17 days. He was the son of the
late Hilt and Maggie Strong Dean, a native of Wolfe County, a retired
mail carrier, a veteran of World War II, a member of Cox Lodge 464 F
&AM, and was a member of the Church of God.
Other survivors besides his wife include five sons, Thomas Gilbert and
James, both of the U.S. Army, William, Robert and Jackie Dean, all at
home; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Brewer of Middletown, Ohio, Mrs.
Bessie Oliver, Campton, and Miss Ann Dean, at home; one half-brother,
Leonard Combs, Rt. 1, Campton; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Rose Lehman,
both of Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Margie Allen, Dayton, Ohio, and two
grandchildren. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and
friends to mourn his passing.
Wolfe County News - Sept. 1969
JACK SMITH, 69, FORMER P.M. DIES WEDNESDAY
Jack Smith, 69, for 30 years postmaster at Campton, died at 4 p.m.
Wednesday in Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Smith retired from his position with the post office in 1964. A native
of Campton, he was the son of the late William C. and Sarah Horton
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jackie Sebastian, Lexington; three sons.
V.J. Smith, Montgomery, Ala John G. Smith, Danville, and Bruce Smith,
Campton and six grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Evans Cemetery
here. The body was taken from Milward's Mortuary in Lexington to
Louisville for cremation.
Wolfe County News - May 9, 1969
JESSE A. CLAIR, LEE CITY, DIES
Jesse A. Clair, 48, Lee City died suddenly enroute to a doctor's office
in Campton on Tuesday, April 29. He was the husband of Mary Sally
Clair, a native of Wolfe County, a mechanic, and a veteran of World War
Other survivors include two sons, Jesse Kenneth and Ernest, both at
home; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Bush of Route 1, Campton, and Miss
Barbara Clair, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asberry Clair of Lee
City; two brothers, James Clair of Ohio and Raymond Clair of Indiana;
six sisters, Mrs. Atlas Hager, Mrs. Ruth Rogers, Mrs. Myrtle Hoskins,
Mrs. Letha Rose, Mrs. Elsa Crase, and Mrs. Alma Caudill.
Funeral services were held at the Lee City Church of God at 1 p.m.
Friday, April 25, with Rev. Sandefer officiating. Burial was in the
family cemetery at Lee City. Arrangements were by Porter and Son
Found this in the May 4, 1979 Wolfe County paper. I'm not sure this is
correct, but it makes interesting reading. I think we discussed on this
site a few months ago that Billy Boothe had a Grist Mill over on Bloody
Creek ca Civil War Era.
SILAS ROSE RAN FIRST GRIST MILL IN 1876 IN WOLFE COUNTY
In 1876, the first grist mill was erected on Stillwater in Wolfe County,
Ky. It was owned by Silas H. Rose a prosperous merchant, according to
the Campton Courier, published in 1905.
A dam was placed in Stillwater below the present bridge and there the
water running over the dam caused the water wheel to turn and grind the
corn into meal one or two days a week.
People for miles around would come on mill days and bring their shelled
corn in a sack in front of them on a horse or mule or perhaps in the bed
of their wagon or buggy.
It was a kind of festival day in a way as the farmer would swap yarns
while waiting their turn of meal to be ground and visit with their
friends whom they had not seen since the last trip to the mill.
The pond formed by the dam made a good swimming hole and was used for
many years by young fry of the community; as soon as the water became
warm in the spring until the frost made the temperature too cold in the
Several years ago, the remains of the old dam were cleared out of the
river bed when the stream was deepened by the Soil and Water
Conservation department to help keep water from flooding its banks.
The old water mill has been discontinued for many years, but the dam
remained until floods washed most all away making a fair swimming hole
and a good fishing spot of rustic beauty.
There is still much natural beauty along the banks of the stream where
rhododendron and other wild shrubs grow in profusion. But the old
swimming hole is no more, either is the old mill dam.
In fact it is doubtful if a grist mill remains in the country, as most
farmers prefer to buy their meal already bolted and from the stores.
But what wonderful corn bread that freshly ground meal would make.
Wolfe County News - May 2, 1969
WOLFE NATIVE DIES IN OHIO
Mrs. Bessie Bonnie Taylor, 78 of Middletown, Ohio died at 1 a.m. April
23 at Garden Manor Nursing Home, where she had been a patient for 11
Mrs. Taylor had resided at Middletown four years, coming from
Stillwater, Wolfe County.
Survivors are her husband, Ballard Taylor; seven daughters, Mrs. Mildred
Carroll, Mrs. Norma Brewer, Mrs Betty Taylor of Middletown, Mrs. Bonnie
Kimbrell, Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Elsie Williams, Bainsbridge, Ohio, Mrs.
Lillian Watson, Wellston, and Mrs. Virginia Pence, Dayton, Ohio, two
sisters, Mrs. Wayland Lawson, Maytown and Mrs. Evalee Harris,
Middletown, Ohio, 35 grandchildren.
The body was brought from McCoy Leffler Funeral Home to United Methodist
Church at Campton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday,
April 25, by Rev. Ben Cain, pastor. Burial was in the Sugar Orchard
Wolfe County News - May 2, 1969
MRS. MOORE, 70 DIES WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Moore, 70, died Wednesday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. John Banks, Bethany, after an extended illness. She was
native of Wolfe County, and a member of the Church of God.
Other survivors are her husband, Ben Moore; a son, George Moore, Mary;
three daughters, Mrs. Viola McQuinn, Rogers
Mrs. Elza Watkins, and Mrs. John Banks, Bethany; two brothers, Arch
King, London, and Bruce King, Olympic; three half sisters, 26
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home of John Banks
by Rev. William S. Banks. Burial was in the home cemetery at Whetstone
with Shackelford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wolfe County News - Jan. 24, 1969
WOMAN AND SON KILLED IN KY-15 WRECK JAN. 17TH
A Wolfe County woman and her 17 years old son were killed about 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17, when their car collided with a one-ton truck five miles
south of Campton on Ky. 15.
Killed were Mrs. Virgie Ellen Taulbee, 57, and Norman Kendell Taulbee,
17, both of Wolfe County.
State Police said Mrs. Taulbee was killed instantly. Her son was
pronounced dead on arrival a short time later at the Maddox Clinic.
Injured in the wreck was John Linkous, 16 of Campton, who was taken to
the University Medical Center, Lexington for treatment of a fractured
left arm and bruises on the head. He was reported in fair condition at
the hospital Friday night.
State Police said that the truck, driven by Linkous, hit the car on the
right, front side.
Mrs. Taulbee was a native of Wolfe County. Her son was a senior at
Wolfe County High School.
Mrs. Taulbee is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Taulbee,
Mary; two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Stone, Mary, and Mrs. Alice Cornett,
Dwarf; two sons, James E. Taulbee, Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles Taulbee,
Campton; three brothers, Marvin Taulbee, Clay City; Claude Taulbee, New
York, and Hubert Taulbee, Massachusetts; four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie
Maraclopins, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ada Ruth Mackey, California and Mrs.
Daisey Moore, Mary, and 11 grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. Taulbee and her son were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at
the Wolfe county Grade School auditorium by Rev. Robert Cundiff. Burial
was in the family cemetery at Mary with Shackelford Funeral Home in
Wolfe County News - Oct. 17, 1969
KOREA MAN, 61, DIES OF BURNS
Joe Brewer, 61, of Korea died at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in an ambulance
enroute to a Lexington hospital. Fayette County Coroner Chester Hager
said death was due to third degree burns Brewer suffered in an accident
Born Sept. 20, 1908. in Breathitt County, he was a son of the late
Andrew and Fannie Graham Brewer. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Liza Hampton Brewer; three sons, Donald
and Dean Brewer of the U.S. Air Force and Jesse Brewer of Korea; two
daughters, Mrs. Jo Ann Pugh of Clarksville, Ind., and Mrs. Lola Patrick
of Korea; six sisters, including Mrs. Ora Lee Nickell of Daysboro; two
step-sisters, and nine grandchildren.
Funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Big Woods Church of Christ at
Wellington by Rev. Glen Lawson. Burial was in the Bach Cemetery at
Korea, Herald and Stewart Funeral Home in charge.
Wolfe County News - April 11, 1980
HENRY PARKS OF CAMPTON DIES MARCH 30
Henry Parks, 77, of Campton, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Pearl Banks.
He was a native of Breathitt County, a retired coal miner, and a member
of the Church of God.
Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Adkins of Georgetown,
Ky., Mrs. Georgetta Stewart, Louisville, Ky., six sons, Aldo Parks of
Stanton, Frank Parks of Winchester, Dillard Parks of LaGrange, Goff
Parks, Stanley Parks, and Jimmy Ray Parks all of Minnesota; two
brothers, Chester Parks, Campton and Ervin Parks, Winchester; two
sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bradley and Mrs. Edna Fugate, Forty seven
grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Porter and
Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Mayabb officiating. Burial was
in the Evans Cemetery with arrangements under direction of Porter and
Son Funeral Home.
Wolfe County News - June 18, 1969
CAMPTON NATIVE PASSES IN OHIO
Harvey M. Profitt, 71, Middletown, Ohio died there on May 20. He was a
Wolfe County native and a retired employee of Armco Steel Corp.
A native of Campton, Mr. Profitt had resided in Middletown 25 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Siewny and Mrs. Margie
Rose of Middletown, and Mrs. Ethel Kennedy of San Jose, Calif., four
sons, Elmer, Wendell and David, all of Middletown, and Luther Profitt of
Reynoldsburg, Ohio; two brothers, Taylor Profitt of Zoe, and V.T.
Profitt of Middletown; a sister, Mrs. Dovie Carroll of Campton and 13
Funeral was conducted May 23 at the Meadowlawn Church of God in
Middletown by Rev. Ramah Johnson.
Wolfe County News - April 1968
WOLFE NATIVE DIES MONDAY
Ray Arthur Maloney, 49 of Lexington, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday at his
residence. He was a native of Wolfe County and was a son of the late
Mary Ellen Culbertson and Troy Maloney. He was a retired shipping and
receiving clerk for the Lexington Signal Depot.
He was a member of Free Methodist Church, served in World War II and
Korea with the U.S. Army and was a member of the Disabled American
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Juanita Matthews Maloney; three sons,
Arthur Gale; Donald George and Carl B. Maloney, Lexington; a daughter,
Miss Linda Faye Maloney, Lexington; three brothers, Duard, Leon and Carl
Maloney, Louisville, and three sisters, Mrs. James E. Settle, Mrs.
Orville Renfroe and Mrs. Duke Renfroe, Louisville.
Funeral was conducted at the Dover Chapel Church at Louisville, on
Thursday. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Maloney was reared in the Hazel Green Community. He was a first
cousin of Bruce Trimble, Hazel Green, and Mrs. Orville Boothe, Campton.
Was wondering if anyone knew who Martha's parents were. I know they fit
into our Whisman's somewhere. My great-grandmother, who was a
Whisman--married DAvid B. Rose--had a sister named Martha Whisman, but I
know this is not the right one because she did not marry a Spencer. She and
her family moved to Stillwater OK and she died and was buried there.
Any help appreciated.
Wolfe County News - June 1968
WOLFE NATIVE DIES JUNE 9 IN LEXINGTON
Services for Asa Curtis Rose, 76 of 134 Londonderry Drive, Lexington, a
retired school teacher and farmer, was conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday,
June 11, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary, Southland, by the Rev. John
Oldfield. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County.
Bearers were Richard Rose, Barry Rose, Mark Rose, Ronald Rose, Jerry
Rose and Scotty Rose, grandson of Mr. Rose.
Mr. Rose died at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 9 at Central Baptist Hospital
after suffering a heart attack earlier in the day.
A native of Stillwater, Wolfe County, he was a son of the late Stephen
and Serilda Cecil Rose. He was educated in Wolfe County schools and
attended Berea College and Eastern Kentucky University.
Mr. Rose taught for 26 years in the schools of Wolfe and Morgan
Counties. He was a member of the Church of God and was a former Mason.
He was married in 1916 to the late Della Murphy Rose.
Survivors include six sons, Stephen O. Rose, Bill Rose, Asie C. Rose,
Walden C. Rose and Paul M. Rose, all of Lexington, two daughters, Mrs.
John E. Varlie, Morristown, Pa., and Mrs. William H. Miller, Lexington;
two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.