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Wolfe County News - May 14, 1976
ABBIE CAMPBELL PASSES IN OHIO
Abbie Campbell, 74, daughter of the late Daniel Boone and Fannie Perry
Brewer, was born Oct. 13, 1901, and departed this life April 28, 1976,
in Springfield, Ohio, where she made her home for a number of years.
She was a native of Wolfe County and a member of the Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, R.J. Spencer, Bethel, Ohio, Daniel Bach
of Hamilton, Ohio, and Robie Campbell of Austin, Texas; two daughters,
Mrs. Ruby Chapman and Mrs. Elva Gragg, both of Springfield, Ohio; three
brothers, Dudly Brewer, Campton, Lennox Brewer of Stanton, and Bev.
Brewer; 13 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at the Porter
and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold, J. Dunaway officiating.
Burial was in the Brown Cemetery on the Calaboose Road. Funeral
Arrangements were under the direction of the Porter and Son Funeral
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Nearly fifty years ago, the Wolfe County Woman's Club began an effort to preserve the history and genealogy of
Wolfe County. With the generous help of genealogists and historians, many of whom subscribe to RootsWeb, three books
have been published containing over 1,500 pages of history about Wolfe County and its people.
The first two books are sold out, but a small quantity of the newest book, Volume III of the series, is still available.
Proceeds from the sales of the books help support community projects and help make it possible for the Club to continue to
document and publish Wolfe County's history. We hope to do several more volumes.
Volume III is an attractive hardback book containing 537 pages of history, genealogy and old-time illustrations.
Send mail orders for the history book to: Thelma Carroll Rice, History Book Editor, P.O. Box 339, Campton,
Kentucky, 41301. Books that are mailed cost $40 each which includes Priority next day Mailing. Checks should be made payable
to the Wolfe County Woman's Club. Include your e-mail address for notification of mailing.
Locally, in Wolfe County, the book can be purchased from Club member Maxine Brewer at the DONAMAX store
(formally the Western Auto store).
This book will make a perfect gift and a great family heirloom for future generations.
Merry Christmas and thanks for all your help.
Wolfe County News - Nov. 19, 1976
Robert Volney Faulkner passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on
Oct. 29. He was the son of Sarah and the late Tom Faulkner.
Leaving to mourn, his wife, Madeline Osborn Faulkner; three sons, Bobby
Faulkner of Kettering, Ohio, Buddy and Bennie Faulkner of Cincinnati;
two daughters, Billie Woods of Cincinnati, Barbara, of Indiana; several
grandchildren, brothers and sisters, and his mother, Mrs. Sarah
Faulkner, is still living and two brothers, Bill Faulkner, Cynthiana,
KY., Elmer, of Paris, KY.; five sisters, Carma Caudill and Hazel Byrd,
both of Campton, Ky., Gladys Taylor, Thelma Bray and Lucille Oliver, all
of Middletown, Ohio, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
T.P. White and Sons were in charge of the funeral. He was laid to rest
in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Cincinnati on Nov. 1, 1976, Monday at 2:00
Reverend Edgar L. Luecke officiating.
I refuse to say he is dead-he is just away to await the great
resurrection day of the saints of all ages that is so soon to come.
Yes, we will miss him very much. His smile, we have seen for the last
time in this tabernacle of clay, but the joy of knowing my God has taken
all his pain and tears away. So I will look beyond this veil of tears
and keep holding on to the big hand of God until we meet in that
wonderful home God has gone to prepare for the ones who live for Him
while traveling through this life of heartache and sorrows. Many we
have on this way, but you know not one sparrow falls to the ground that
my Father doesn't know about and how much greater is His love for us.
Yes, we may weep for a night, but joy cometh in the morning when Christ
the Lord will take his big hand and wipe all our tears away. What would
we do without a Saviour to lead, guide and comfort our hearts. I thank
God I know Him as a personal Saviour.
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Wolfe County News - Aug. 20, 1976
MORGAN NATIVE DIES IN WOLFE
Orville Henry, 60, of Pine Ridge died Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the
Appalachian Regional Hospital, West Liberty after an extended illness.
He was a native of Morgan County, a veteran of World War II, member of
the Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Vergie Sample Henry, two sons, John Henry of
Berea, Bill Henry of Mason, Ohio; two daughters; Mrs. Frances Harmon of
Trenton, Ohio, Mrs. Sue Hood of Albany, New York; four grandchildren;
three sisters, Washington, Ky., Mrs. Grace Mrs. Hazel Alexander of Mt.
Eldridge of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Gladys Carr of Ezel; four brothers,
Earl and Bill Henry of Middletown, Ohio, Jesse Henry of St. Petersburg,
Fla., and Jack Henry of Detroit, Mich.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 at the Campton Methodist
Church with Rev. Ben Cain and Rev. Doyle Thomas officiating. Burial in
the Ezel Cemetery, Ezel, Ky. with Shackelford Funeral Home in charge of
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Wolfe County News - May 15, 1981
NANNIE GIBBS OF CAMPTON DIED MAY 9
Mrs. Nannie Gibbs, 100, of Route 1, Campton and the widow of Dock M.
Gibbs, died Saturday, May 9 at the Morgan County Appalachian Regional
Hospital West Liberty after a short illness.
Mrs. Gibbs was a native of Breathitt County and a member of the Church
Survivors are two daughters, Zeldie Ritchey of Franklin, Ohio and Carrie
Hollon of Route 1, Campton 35 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren, 30
great great grandchildren and one great great great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 at the Porter and
Son Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Green Ratliff, Rev. James Dawson and
Rev. Herb Hollon officiating. Burial in the Rose - Swango Cemetery on
Trace Fork in Wolfe County with Porter and Son Funeral Home in Charge of
Wolfe County News - May 15, 1981
SHIRLEY BANKS OF ANTIOCH Dies May 1
Shirley Banks, 69, died Friday, May 1 at his home at Antioch of an
apparent heart attack. He was a retired General Motors employee and a
native of Wolfe County.
Survivors are his wife, Grace Wilson Banks, two sons, Larry Banks and
Eddie Banks, both of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Margaret Conrad, and
Helen Jennings, both of Dayton, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, one brother,
Gordon Banks, Campton; one sister, Elva Pence, Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 3 at the Shackelford Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Pelfrey officiating. Burial was in the
family cemetery at Mary, KY, with Shackelford Funeral Home in charge of
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Wolfe County News - July 1961
DORSEY JOHNSON DIED THURSDAY
Dorsey Johnson, 63, died Thursday, June 29, around midnight in the Good
Samaritan Hospital, Lexington.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Caroline Johnson, Pine Ridge; three
sons, Roger Johnson, Pine Ridge, Edwin Johnson, Louisville; and Elmer
Johnson, Winchester; one daughter, Mrs. Marvella Amburgey; Dayton, Ohio;
two sisters, Mrs. Vergie Brown, Franklin, Ohio; and Mrs. Ethel McCloud,
The funeral was held at Pine Ridge, Friday. Burial was in the Johnson
cemetery near the home with Hearne Funeral Home of Stanton in charge of
Wolfe County News - Jan. 19, 1982
LUCY KING DIES JAN. 26
Lucy Thomas King, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. She was born in Whitley County and was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors are four daughters, Charline Bighow of Cincinnati, Ohio; Irene Maloney of Farmington Hills, Michigan; Jewel Bole of Newport; Judith Ledbetter Farmpton, Texas; Sharon Clemmons of Russell; four sons, John King of Dayton, Ohio; Vernon King of Hawaii; Marvin King of Clarkston, Michigan; Kenneth King of Jacksonville, Texas; one sister, Ethel Colgrove of Melborne, Florida; twenty five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Campton Baptist Church with Rev. James Hisle officiating. Burial in the Evans Cemetery.
Wolfe County News - Jan. 29, 1982
SAM PENCE DIES AT LEXINGTON
Sam Henry Pence, 58, of Campton died Friday, Jan. 22 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington after an extended illness. He was an employee of Computer Peripherials in Campton.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Pence; one son, Logan Pence of Dayton, Ohio; four daughters, Genevieve Back of Campton; Mildred Banks of Yorktown, Virginia; Linda Lilly of Beckley, West Virginia; Cristie Ward of New Port News, Virginia; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers, Bruce Pence and Lonnie Pence of Dayton, Ohio; six sisters, Minerva Taulbee of Dayton, Ohio; Clara Sallie of Jackson; Lilla Harris of Dayton, Ohio; Myrtle Hatton and Gladys Bowman, both of Campton; Delphia Holcomb and Vivian Holcomb both of Dayton, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 25 at the Campton Church of God with Rev. Doyle Thomas officiating. Burial in the Evans Cemetery in Campton with Shackelford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wolfe County News - April 1972
JOHN F. CLARK OF HAZEL GREEN DIED APRIL 13
John Floyd Clark, 93, of Hazel Green died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at a Lexington nursing home. He was a native of Wolfe County, a retired farmer, and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a son of the late George and Ann Ward Clark.
Survivors include three sons, Elzie Clark of Miamisburg, Ohio, Courtney Clark of Dayton, Ohio, and Willard Clark of Miamisburg; three daughters, Mrs. Daisey Nickels, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Coleen Ross of Hazel Green, and Mrs. Boyd Brewer of Route 1 Campton; one brother, C.M. Clark of Campton, 19 grandchildren, and a large number of great and great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at the Porer and Son Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Willie Taylor. Burial was in the Clark Cemetery at Toliver. Funeral arrangements were by Porter and Son Funeral Home.
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Wolfe County News - April 1972
JOE LINDON, 35, DIED IN LOGGING ACCIDENT 14TH
Joe Lindon, age 35 died Friday April 14, when a tree fell and crushed him where he was cutting timber. He was the son of Mort and Rella Rice Lindon.
Other survivors beside his mother are six children, Mark, Scott, Andy, Terri Jo and Deidra, all of Dessie Scott Children's Home, Pine Ridge.
One brother, Ralph Lindon, Dayton, O., four sisters, Mrs. Jean Meier, Apple River, Ill., Mrs. Alta Hurt, Franklin, O., Mrs. Wanda Mayberry, Kingsport, Tenn., and Mrs. Carolyn Racine, West Chester, O.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 17, at Campton Baptist Church by Rev. William Holmes and Rev. Ben Cain.
Burial was in the Hazel Green Cemetery, Shackelford Funeral Home was in cahrge of arrangements.
Wolfe County News - Feb. 1, 1980
MRS. S.B.ROSE DIES JAN. 30 AT STILLWATER
Mrs. Minnie Lou Center Rose, 81, of Campton died Wed. Jan. 30 at her
home after an extended illness. She was a member of the Campton United
Methodist Church and wife of S.B. Rose.
Survivors besides her husband are one foster son, Marvin Leo Mitchell of
Middletown, Ohio; one niece and one nephew.
Funeral services 11 a.m. Sat. Feb. 2 at the United Methodist Church,
Campton with Rev. Ben Cain and Rev. Richard Chamberlain officiating.
Burial in the Sugar Orchard Cemetery, Stillwater with Shackelford
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wolfe County News - 1963
NATIVE OF WOLFE COUNTY CLAIMED IN OHIO
Mrs. Cora E. Roberts, 80, of 1315 Fairmont Ave., Middletown, Ohio died
in the Middletown Hospital at 9:45 p.m. Thursday Feb. 14. She had been
in failing health for four years.
Mrs. Roberts, formerly head of Garfield Mission, was a member of the
First Methodist Church and Circle 7 of the church. She had been a
resident of Middletown for 35 years. Her husband James Roberts died in
1935. She is survived by a step-son Cecil Roberts of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Sat. Feb. 16 at the Riggs Funeral
Home with Dr. Donald Cryer and Dr. C.E. Wintringham officiating.
Burial was in the Woodside Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts was a native of Wolfe County and was the daughter of the
late John Rose and "Shug" Rose of Lacy Creek, Wolfe County and had many
friends in the county. She was a sister to Mrs. Sam Smith and Mrs. Joan
Clark of Hazel Green, both of whom preceded her in death.
Wolfe County News - July 15, 1964
ROBERT LEE ROSS PASSES AT AGE 86
Robert Lee Ross, 86, died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at the home of
a nephew, Arnold Ross, after a long illness. A native of Wolfe County,
he was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
Other survivors are a number of nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pine Branch Church
by Rev. John Frank Powell. Burial was in the Culbertson cemetery at
Valeria. Porter Funeral Home was in charge.
Wolfe County News - Jan. 29, 1982
ANDY LOCKARD DIES AT HOME
Andy Lockard, 96, of Campton died Sat. Jan. 16 at his home after an
extended illness. He was a retired farmer, merchant and post master.
Survivors include three daughters, Edith Lockard of Kindleville,
Indiana; Maud Lockard of Bethany; Mildred Faulkner of Stanton; five
sons, Jessie Lockard of Middletown, Ohio; Lester Lockard of Lipton,
Indiana; Orville Lockard of Campton; Douglas Lockard of Dayton, Ohio;
Lando Lockard of Independence, KY.; 17 grandchildren and 15 great
Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Bethany Church with Rev.
Walter Dean officiating. Burial in the family cemetery at Bethany with
Shackelford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wolfe County News - Jan. 4, 1974
MRS. LAWSON, 96 WOLFE NATIVE, DIES IN CLARK
Mrs. Etta Rose Lawson of Lexington, widow of the late Porter Lawson,
died Friday, Dec. 28 at the Clark County Hospital following a long
illness. She was 96.
A native of Wolfe County, she was a daughter of the late John A. and
Mary McQuinn Rose, and was a member of the Lee City Christian Church.
Mrs. Lawson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cash Wells of Clark
County; two grandchildren, George A. Wells of Jackson, Miss., and James
V. Wells of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three great grandchildren, Toni Len
Wells of Jackson, Miss., Jimmie Wells of Ft. Lauderdale, and Mike Wells
with the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla.; one great great grandson,
Cody Wells of Key West, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at the
Scopee Funeral Home in Winchester by Rev. Welby O. Patton. Burial was in
the Winchester Cemetery.
Wolfe County News - May 2, 1980
MRS. CURTIS, 70 FORMER WOLFE TEACHER, DIES
Bessie Spencer Curtis, 70, of Mary d. Thursday April 24, of an apparent
heart attack at the home of her sister, Bonnie Harvey, in Campton.
Mrs. Curtis was a former school teacher and had taught for 32 years in
the Wolfe County school system. She was a member of the Church of God.
Surviving are her husband, Jesse Curtis; four sisters, Esther Lewis of
Pontiac, Mich., Bonnie Harvey and Virgie Gibbs of Campton, and Margie
Pelfrey of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Robie and Kenneth Spencer of
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the
Campton church of God by Rev. Doyle Thomas. Burial was in the family
cemetery at Rogers under the direction of Shackelford Funeral Home of
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