January 1941 Obituaries

Sylvester Brown SAYRE

       Funeral services for Sylvester Brown SAYRE, former county sheriff and assessor of the county, were held from the Epworth church in Ripley on Saturday afternoon Dec. 22, with the Rev. John J. LOUDIN in charge and burial was in the Otterbein cemetery. The Vail Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

       Mr. SAYRE died at his Ripley home shortly after 4 o'clock on Friday evening, Dec 20. He had been seriously ill and death had been expected. During the past two and more years he had been practically an invalid and on Wednesday night prior to his death double pneumonia developed and members of the family were told that the end was only a few hours away.

       Sylvester Brown SAYRE, son of John Wesley and Nora (BROWN) SAYRE, was born at Colrain, Ohio, Nov 1, 1870 and died Dec 20, 1940 at Ripley, age 70 years, 1 month and 19 days. His father purchased a farm near Rockcastle to which the family came when Mr. SAYRE was about one year old, where he grew to manhood and was actively identified with affairs and business of that part of the county.

       He was united in marriage with Clara KESSEL, Nov 12, 1891, who was a daughter of James MASON and Flora Jane (PARSONS) KESSEL. To this union was born Attorney Floyd M. SAYRE and Mr. Everett S. SAYRE, of Beckley, Mrs. E. G. JORDAN, of Charleston and Virginia SAYRE, who died Oct 18, 1918 at the age of 5 years. At the time of their marriage he purchased a farm on Parchment Creek where they resided for many years and yet own the farm. Later he purchased the Riley-Casto farm near the Pleasant Hill church on Parchment Creek where they resided until they became residents of Ripley, about 20 years ago.

       He was elected and served as assessor one term and at the expiration of this office he was elected sheriff in which position he served from 1921 to 1925. Since becoming a resident of Ripley he was elected and served as Mayor of the town two or three terms. Mr. SAYRE is survived by his wife and three children, several grandchildren, and one brother, Mr. E. J. SAYRE of Evans. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ellen (GANDEE) TAYLOR, aged 80, who died at her home at Cottageville on Tuesday, Dec 24, following a four week's illness, were held at the Harmony Baptist church in Roane county at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Dec 26, with Rev. Roy DAVIS, pastor of the United Brethren church at Cottageville officiating. Interment was in the Gandee cemetery with Ralph BUSH of Mt. Alto as undertaker in charge.

       Born on Aug 24, 1860, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of Samuel and Mercy GANDEE. She was united in marriage to Doctor A. C. TAYLOR on April 29, 1883, and at the time of her death the aged couple had lived together for 57 years. No children were born to this union, but they adopted and reared a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Nies GODA of Armada, Michigan, whose eight children are regarded as grandchildren. Besides her husband, she also leaves a brother, John GANDEE of Harmony, a sister, Mary E. SKEEN, of Dunbar, and a host of friends and distant relatives. (3 Jan 1941)

Gleston CARNEY

       The body of Gleston CARNEY, who died on Tuesday night at Akron, Ohio, was brought to Jackson county for burial Sunday. He was 57 years old. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rebecca CARNEY, and two brothers, Edward CARNEY of Kenna, and Ret CARNEY, of Charleston. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)

Warren G. COSSIN

       Jackson county's record for no road fatalities for the year 1940 was broken early Sunday afternoon, Dec 22, when Warren G. COSSIN was killed in an automobile collision at Nigger Hill just outside of Ripley on Sandyville road, and Ray BEEGLE, of Ripley, who's car COSSIN was driving at the time of the fatal accident, was seriously injured and was brought to the Starcher Hospital where he will remain for some time.

       In the other car were Robert CARSON, 28 year old Angelo, Indiana school teacher; his wife, Jean, 23 years old, and their 2 year old son, William. Mrs. CARSON suffered severe head injuries, a broken left arm and severe body lacerations. She was brought to the Starcher Hospital but was later removed to a Charleston hospital where the services of a bone specialist were available. Mr. CARSON suffered a broken right arm, a lacerated left leg and the young son had severe face and head lacerations. BEEGLE suffered a broken right leg. CARSON was taken to the Kessel Hospital but was sufficiently recovered to be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.

       COSSIN was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Okey (Mary SHINN) COSSIN, of Cottageville. The funeral services were held at the Cottageville church with burial in the cemetery there.

       In addition to the parents, he is survived by a brother, John COSSIN and two sisters, Mrs. Jennings (Hazel) MCINTYRE and Miss Grace COSSIN. He was born Aug 30, 1922, died Dec 22, 1940, age 18 years, three months and 22 days. (3 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services for Mrs. Malissie (PARSONS) DAVIS, age 84 years, were held from the Forzen Camp church Thursday with the Rev. Frank CALTRIDER in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. DAVIS died on Tuesday after a long illness.

       Malissie DAVIS, daughter of Hiram and Phebe PARSONS, was born Dec. 16, 1856, died Dec 24, 1940, age 84 years and 8 days. She was united in marriage to Clement DAVIS on Jan 25, 1877 and to this union five children were born, two, Edward and Evert DAVIS, preceded her to the great beyond. The three following are left to mourn their loss, Albert DAVIS, of Sandyville; Mrs. Amy HARLEY, of Liverpool, and Mrs. George COOPER, of Akron, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)

Joseph Edgar FOX

       Funeral services for Joseph Edgar FOX were conducted at the Otterbein United Brethren church Monday afternoon with Rev. Roy DAVIS in charge and burial followed in the church cemetery.

       On March 22, 1911, he was united in marriage to Clara SAYRE and to this union four children were born, Glenmer and Joe, of Cottageville; Otmer, of Angerona, and one daughter, Mabel, at home. These children with their mother all survive as well as two grandchldren, Ernest Keith and Carolyn Faye FOX. Also surviving are his father and mother, John and Ella (HUGHES) FOX, one sister, Mrs. Virgil SAYRE, of Evans, and five brothers, Theodore of Akron, Ohio, Jesse of Dunbar and Dencil, Everett and John, all of Evans. Otho, infant brother, preceded him in death.

       After an illness of two years which he bore with the greatest of patience and fortitude, he passed from this earth expressing his willingness and readiness to go. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services were held at Fisher Chapel Thursday for Della LANHAM, 30 year old employee of the Diamond Ice and Coal Company, of Charleston, and burial was in the Slater cemetery. He died following a brief illness which began while attending a funeral at the Fisher Chapel church on Sunday, Dec. 22, and was rushed to a Charleston hospital and died a few hours later.

       Mr. LANHAM was born June 23, 1910 and died Dec 23, 1940, age 30 years and 6 months. He was united in marriage a few years ago to Miss Deliah JONES. He leaves to mourn his wife, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt LANHAM of Romance, five brothers, E. E. LANHAM of Sissonville, Ola LANHAM of Charleston, Clair, Clearm and Russell LANHAM, all of Romance, and two sisters, Ruby RAY of Sissonville and Oma FISHER of Roane county. One sister, Cleria JONES, preceded him in death in 1939. Several uncles and aunts and cousins and a host of friends also survive. (Hearld, 3 Jan 1941)


       Elijah WILLIAMS, of Kenna, died Tuesday night from heart disease, his death having expected for some time, residents of the community said. The fu neral services were held at Hickory Grove Friday with burial in the cemetery there. The widow and eight children survive. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)


       In memory of James SWAIN, also known by the name of BROWN, who was born near Belleville, Wood county, June 15, 1855 and departed this life Dec 24, 1940, age 85 years, 6 months and 9 days.

       In the year 1874 he was united in marriage to Alice BUCHANNON, who preceded him in death some 24 years ago. To this union the following children were born, Edna SHAKLEY of Pittsburgh, Pa., Gladys MCDONALD of Little Washington, Pa., Audrey NUTTER of Little Washington, Pa., and James BROWN of Ford City, Pa. Three half-brothers, Phillip SWAIN of Silverton and Kentucky, and Jesse SWAIN of Belleville, and one half-sister, Mrs. DAVIS of Belleville.

       In 1921 he was united in marriage the second time to Mrs. Bertie MATICS, who, with the following step-children survive, Edward and Guy MATICS, and Jannie SAFREED, all of North Ravenswood. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Dec 27, at 2 p.m. from the Palmer Funeral Home in Ravenswood. Burial was made in the North Ravenswood cemetery. (Herald, 3 Jan 1941)

Geneva Locke (KESSEL) BROOKS

       Funeral services for Geneva Locke (KESSEL) BROOKS, age 58, who died at her home at Evans Sunday Jan 12, were held at Otterbein on Tuesday, with Rev. Roy DAVIS officiating. Burial was in the Otterbein cemetery with the Vail Mortuary in charge.

       Mrs. BROOKS was born on March 13, 1882 at Ripley, died Jan 12, 1941, age 58 years, 9 months and 29 days, a daughter of William A. and Ruth PARSONS KESSEL. She was a life member of the United Brethren church and the Mill Creek Valley Farm Women's Club.

       On 27 Aug 1903 she married Oshel Addo BROOKS. Besides her husband, O. A. BROOKS, she is survived by two daughters, Edna MILES, of Slate, WV.; Virginia BROOKS, at home; two sons, Alton BROOKS, of Columbus, Ohio; and Herbert Gay BROOKS, of Evans; four brothers, Kenna KESSEL, of Charleston; Albert KESSEL, of Texas; Austin KESSEL, of Ripley; and Walter KESSEL, of Ripley; two sisters, Verna DAVIS, of Evans, and Rose BOARD, of Ripley. One son, Donald, the eldest, preceded her in death. (17 Jan 1941)

Mary Marjorie (SAYRE) MCINTYRE

       Mary Marjorie (SAYRE) MCINTYRE, passed to the great beyond at her home near New Washinton, Indiana, Dec 30, 1940. She was born June 14, 1882 at Angerona, Jackson county, the daughter of the late Isaac and Margaret (Lane) SAYRE.

       She was united in marriage with Everett James MCINTYRE, July 8, 1901 at Apple Grove, Ohio. To this union were born twelve children, five of whom preceded her in death. Those surviving are her husband and four daughters, Mrs. Thelma SCOTT, Mrs. Beulah HENRY and Mrs. Geraldine ANNIS, all of Nabb, Indiana, and Mrs. Irene NOE, of Otisco, Indiana; three sons, Herbert, Marion and Everett Gene MCINTYRE, all of Nabb, Indiana. Also two sisters, Mrs. W. E. CARPENTER of Weston, and Mrs. Charles (Lydia) BUFFINGTON of Parkersburg. Also one brother, John T. SAYRE, of Evans and 11 grandchildren.

       In 1920 they went from West Virginia to near Lexington, Ky. where they made their home until three years ago when they purchased their present farm and home near Washington, Indiana.

       Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Fred R. DAVIES at the Christian church at New Washington, Indiana on Thursday Jan 2, 1941. Burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery at New Washington, Indiana. (Herald, 17 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services were held Tuesday for Carlenn BURGESS, 11 day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Streeter BURGESS of Higginbotham, and burial was in the Shafer cemetery on Camp Creek. Survivors are the parents and one sister. (Herald, 17 Jan 1941)

Clovis Mae SAYRE

       Clovis Mae SAYRE, 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenna SAYRE, of Letart Falls, Ohio, died at her home Tuesday night. Death was believed to have resulted from severe burns suffered by the little girl at her home just a week ago when her clothing caught on fire while she was standing in front of an open grate. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Herald, 17 Jan 1941)

Clovis Mae SAYRE

       Clovis Mae SAYRE, 12 year old daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Kenna SAYRE, passed away at her home at Letart Falls, Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. Her death was the result of falling into an open fireplace on Jan 7. Clovis had been afflicted all of her life. She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Kenna SAYRE; two brothers, Allan and Bobbie; one sister, Wilma Jean; one grandfather, P. P. SAYRE, of Cottageville; many uncles and aunts and other relatives. Funeral services were held at Letart Falls M. E. church Thursday afternoon, in charge of Rev. FIBER of Cottageville. Interment was at Letart Falls. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

John Lane CASTO

       Funeral services for John Lane CASTO, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Owens CASTO of Belgrove, who died Jan 3, 1941, were held at the home on Jan 4, 1941 with Rev. A. C. HARPOLD officiating. He was born Jan 28, 1938. Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers and three sisters. (17 Jan 1941)


       Mrs. Rachel E. DONOHEW, 92, believed to have been Jackson county's oldest woman, died at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning Jan 11, 1941 after a five month illness.

       Mrs. DONOHEW was born in Mason county on Dec 11, 1848, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John PIERCE. She spent the greater part of her life in Jackson county in the vacinity of Mt. Alto and was one of the few persons in the county who could remember Civil War days.

       On Sept 13, 1866 she was united in marriage to Daniel D. DONOHEW, a Civil War veteran who preceded her in death 26 years ago. She had been a member of the Hopewell Baptist church since 1870. A mother of 13 children, Mrs. DONOHEW is survived by only two daughters, Mrs. Anna BUSH and Miss Dosia DONOHEW, both of Mt. Alto, and several grandchildren.

       Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John FOX, of Ravenswood, at the home at Mt. Alto on Monday Jan 13. Burial was at the Mt. Hebron cemetery. The funeral was in charge of Ralph BUSH, Mt. Alto funeral director, a grandson of the aged woman. (Herald, 17 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services for Ralph SAYRE, formerly of Ravenswood, were held in East Liverpool, Ohio on Wednesday. He was accidently killed while hunting on an Ohio farm on Monday when he slipped and fell and the gun he was carrying discharged into his chest. A wife, two children, and a sister, Mrs. F. Warren DICKERSON, of Ravenswood, are among the survivors. (17 Jan 1941)


       J. O. BOGGS, age 82, died at his home at Murraysville last Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the Mt. Olive church on Sunday morning at 11:30 o'clock with Rev. John M. FOX, of Ravenswood, in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. (Herald, 17 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services for Mrs. Rosy M. (FIELDS) GORDON, wife of Z. O. GORDON, of Charleston, were held Sunday in the Nazarene church at Cross Lanes, Putnam county, and the body was brought to Kenna for burial. Rev. Oval L. CARNEY had charge of the service. Mrs. GORDON died Thursday morning of pneumonia in a South Charleston hospital after a brief illness. The body was taken to the Mays Mortuary in Dunbar and removed to the family home Saturday afternoon.

       Surviving, besides the husband, are two sons, Ralph and Carlyle GORDON; four daughters, Elizabeth, Maxine, Alberta, and Christine GORDON, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John FIELDS, of Belgrove; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie RHODES of Charleston, Mrs. Clara FISHER, Miss Laura FIELDS, and Mrs. Wilma FISHER; three half-sisters, Mrs. Ocie Harper, Mrs. Lottie CASTO and Mrs. Cara CASTO; four brothers, Hobart, Hoyt, Otho, and Donald FIELDS, all of Belgrove. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

E. C. "Mickey" MCDONOUGH

       Jackson county's last surviving veteran of the Civil War, E. C. "Mickey" MCDONOUGH, who marched with Sherman "from Atlanta to the Sea", answered the final roll cal Tuesday morning, and no more, when the drums roll and the boys parade on Memorial day will "Mickey" join in to bring memories of the grand army. Just a few hours after Jackson county bid good-bye to it's first group of youth's as they departed for military training and possible participation in a Second World War, paused in its peaceful pursuits to pay final homoage to its last Civil War veteran.

       The veteran E. C. MCDONOUGH, who came to this county when it was a back woods settlement and was a section foreman during the construction of the Mill Creek Valley railroad, died Tuesday morning at his home in the Pfost Addition at the age of 93. In spite of his advanced age, Mickey, as he was known in this community, had enjoyed remarkable health and his death came as a shock. Mr. MCDONOUGH was born on Sept 10, 1848, at Newmarket, Ohio. At the age of seven, he moved with his parents to Eddyville, Iowa where eight years later at the age of fifteen, he was mustered into the Union Army, becoming a member of the Seventh Regiment, First Brigade, Fourth Division of the Fifteenth Army Corps. During the latter part of the war he was in Sherman's army that campaigned through the southern states. After the capture of Atlanta, he went with the army to Savannah, and shortly after the fall of that place was mustered out on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Members of the Jackson Post, American Legion, joined in giving the aged veteran a military burial.

       Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesdy afternoon at the home, and interment was made at the Shinn cemetery at Fairplain. Besides his wife, Emily Frances SOUTHALL MCDONOUGH, now in her 76th year, he is survived by several sons and daughters, and a large number of grandchildren, having been married three times. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)


       Willard BURDETTE, World War veteran of Sandyville, died in a Parkersburg hospital on Tuesday night after being a patient for the last two weeks. He had been in poor health for several months due to a complication of diseases. The body was brought to the Ford Mortuary at Crow Summit Tuesday night and prepared for burial. The funeral arrangements had not been completed yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his widow and mother, Mrs. Lou BURDETTE, of Sandyville, and a brother, Harry BURDETTE. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

Willard Sayre BURDETTE

       Again the death angel has come into out midst, this time to claim Willard Sayre BURDETTE. He was the son of Louise F. and the late Henry H. BURDETTE. He was born Oct 7, 1889 at Sandyville, died Jan 21, 1941, age 51 years, 3 months and 14 days. He served in the World War from March 4, 1918, till Jan. 15, 1919 at Camp Upton, Long Island, New York. On March 1, 1919 he was married to Edith Verna YOST at Parkersburg. His brother, Harry, lives at Holliday's Cove, WV. (Herald, 7 Feb 1941)

Daniel Elbert DURST

       Mt. Alto lost it's village blacksmith and the county lost one of its last remaining wagon-makers Tuesday, Jan 21, when Daniel Elbert DURST, aged 62, died at his home after an attack of influenza that turned into bronchial pneumonia.

       "Bert" DURST, as he was known to his many friends and customers throughout a wide section, was born at Mt. Alto on May 31, 1878, a son of the late William and Nancy A. Cavet DURST. While a young man he operated a farm for some time on Mill Creek near the Mason county line, but moved back to Mt. Alto about 1900 since when he served his community as its blacksmith. One of the last of the old time blacksmiths who made wagons by hand, Mr. DURST had only recently completed his second wagon for this winter.

       Funeral services were to be held at the Hopewell Baptist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He is survived by two brothers, Henry DURST, of Portland, Ohio, and William DURST, of Leon. His wife preceded him in death some time ago. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

Dexter B. COVEY

       Funeral services for Dexter B. COVEY, 65 year old farmer of Advent, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the residence with the Rev. G. M. SMITH in charge and burial was in the COVEY family cemetery nearby. Mr. COVEY died suddenly at his home Sunday evening after a short illness. Surviving the deceased are the widow, Mrs. Frona COVEY, a brother, Clarence COVEY of Advent, and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (24 Jan 1941)


       Mrs. Cora (CUNNINGHAM) WINKLE died at the Glen Falls Hospital, Glen Falls, New York, Monday night Jan 13. She suffered a stroke early in the evening and lived only a few hours after being rushed to the hospital. She was a daughter of the late O. J. CUNNINGHAM of Ripley.

       Surviving are her husband, William WINKLE, one sister, Ethel CORNELL of East Liverpool, Ohio, step-mother, Mrs. O. J. CUNNINGHAM, of Ripley, and the following half-brothers and half-sisters, Warren and Okey CUNNINGHAM, Mary CUNNINGHAM, Hazel Hanning, and Mabel LANDFRIED, all of Ripley, and Nellie HOOTS, of Warnock, Ohio.

       Funeral services were held at the home of her sister at 2 o'clock Saturday and burial was in the Calcutta cemetery near East Liverpool, Ohio. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)


       Miss Gladys TOLLEY, 24, died in a Charleston hospital Saturday afternoon after an illness of several months. The body was removed to the Mays Mortuary at Dunbar and prepared for burial.

       Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Janie CRITCHFIELD of Belgrove; four brothers, Woodrow TOLLEY of Dunbar, Raymond TOLLEY of Cross Lanes, and Jennings and Award TOLLEY of Oak Hill; a sister, Goldie TOLLEY of Dunbar; five half-brothers, W. E. and G. M. TOLLEY of Dunbar, O. M. TOLLEY of Belle, E. E. TOLLEY of Lesage, and H. L. TOLLEY of Sandyville; four half-sisters, Mrs. Lilly HAWKINS of Dunbar, and Mrs. Carrie SHAFFER, Mrs. Lessie SHAFFER and Mrs. Blanche CAPEHART, all of Huntington. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

Henry C. ANGUS

       Henry C. ANGUS, 79, died at the home of his nephew, Ed ANGUS, at Drift Run on Tuesday of last week, the cause of death being apoplexy. He lived about a week after having the stroke, relatives said. He was a native of Wood county but had spent the greater part of his life in Jackson county where he had been engaged in farming. The widow and two sons survive.

       The funeral services were held at the Drift Run church and burial was in the church cemetery. Lawrence FORD, of Crow Summit, was in charge of funeral arrangements. (Herald, 24 Jan 1941)

Henry Cleleman ANGUS

       Henry Cleleman ANGUS, age 79 years, died at 11:30 o'clock at the home of Edd ANGUS on Drift Run, Jan 15, 1941. Three sisters and four brothers preceded him to the great beyond.

       He was united in marriage to Miss Georgianna Ann MADDOX and to this union five children were born, Cinda, May, and Henry ANGUS preceded him in death. He leaves two sons, A. B. ANGUS and Clyde ANGUS of Parkersburg, and an aged widow. He leaves three grandchildren, Mrs. Virginia THOMPSON of Sheppard Chapel, Mrs. Opal CARSON of Rockport, and Wilbert Clay ANGUS of Rockport, Rt 1. (Herald, 7 Feb 1941)


       Word was received here Saturday of the death of Dayton CARNEY at Cambridge, Ohio on Saturday morning. He was the 31 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. CARNEY of Liberty. The body of the pneumonia victim was brought to Liberty for burial in the Pitchford cemetery on Monday. (24 Jan 1941)

Claude Hurst KING

       Doctor Claude Hurst KING, a native of Jackson county, and one of the leading ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at eight o'clock Monday night, Jan 27, at his home in East Dennis, Massachusetts, according to word received here by his sister, Mrs. L. M. PARSONS Sr.

       The youngest child of the late G. S. M. and Caroline STAATS KING, Doctor KING was born on April 13, 1879, near Ripley, and was 62 years old at the time of his death. The minister suffered declining health while pastor of the Bradford, Pa. M. E. church, and was compelled to retire. Since that time he has been residing at East Dennis. As a young man of 16, Doctor KING began life as a teacher in the schools of Jackson county.

       Choosing the ministry as his life's work, he entered West Virginia Wesleyan at Buchannon. Besides his wife, Elizabeth HEDGE KING, he is survived by three sons, Claude Hurst KING Jr. of Lowell, Mass., Joseph Hedge KING of Burbank, California, and George Robert KING at home; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth LOWE DUSCHMANN of Auburn, Maine; three sisters, Mrs. Rufina HUNTER of Athens, and Mrs. L. M. PARSONS Sr., and Mrs. E. L. CROSS, both of Ripley, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at East Dennis. Burial was at that place. (Herald, 31 Jan 1941)

Barzilla Hoyt DORMON

       Funeral services for Barzilla Hoyt DORMON, 80 years old, were held from the Cottageville Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. W. I. FIBER, pastor of the church, delivered the funeral sermon.

       Mr. DORMON died at his Cottageville home Saturday evening about 6 o'clock. He had been in poor health for the past three years and on Wednesday of last week his condition became serious and death followed a few hours later. He was born Jan 6, 1862 in Lawrence county, Ohio, died Saturday Jan 25, 1941, son of Joseph and Harriett DORMON.

       He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ethel CLICK and a granddaughter, Mrs. Henry (Wilda COOK) DURST, of Buckroe Beach, Virginia, and two great-grandsons, Paul Gerald and Keith DURST, sons of Mrs. Wilda DURST, a brother, Elias died 2 years ago, and numerous other relatives. (Herald, 31 Jan 1941)

(B. H. DORNAN married Laura May COE on 15 March 1893 (JCMR). His only daughter is Dora Ethel DORMON)

Cynthia Ann PICKENS

       Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Independence for Mrs. Cynthia Ann PICKENS, 75 year old widow of the late J. N. PICKENS, of Crow Summit, who died Friday at a Ripley hospital after a prolonged illness. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jenny CARTER, of Bellaire, and Mrs. Lucy RAKE, of Meadowdale. (Herald, 31 Jan 1941)

Cynthia Ann PICKENS

       Cynthia Ann PICKENS, daughter of Beverley W. and Julia Ann MAUPIN PICKENS, was born in Cabell county, WV., Dec 20, 1865, departed this life Jan 24, 1941, age 75 years, 1 months and 4 days.

       On May 4, 1892, she was united in marriage to James Madison PICKENS and to this union seven children were born: Dixie, deceased, Harry of Sandyville, Ira, deceased, Lena BURGE of Parkersburg, Asa of Cincinnati, Ohio, Howard, deceased, and Florence BURGESS of Crow Summit. She also leaves five step-children to whom she was a devoted mother, Jeff, Holly, Ott, and Everett PICKENS of Illinois, and Birdie TUCKER of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Jennie CARTER of Bellaire, Ohio, and Lucy RAKE of Liverpool, and one brother, Chapman B. MAUPIN of Bellaire, Ohio. Also 12 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. (Herald, 7 Feb 1941)

Mary Matilda (LOTHER) MORGAN

       Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Matilda (LOTHER) MORGAN, 94 year old resident of Odaville, said to be the oldest woman in Jackson county, were held from the Odaville church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Mr. DENNIS in charge and burial was in the nearby cemetery.

       Death came to the aged woman at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning after an illness of 15 years and had been expected by the family and friends.

       Mrs. MORGAN was born in Harrison County, Virginia, now West Virginia, on Sept 17, 1846 and at the time of her death was 94 years, 4 months and 11 days of age. She was a daughter of Elias J. and Salina LOTHER.

       She was married to P. W. MORGAN and spent the greater part of her life at or near Odaville. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Betty FULL and Mrs. Nora SMITH, of Sandyville, and Mrs. Maude GORRELL, of Ravenswood; five sons, Oscar MORGAN and E. H. MORGAN, of Sandyville, J. P. MORGAN of Cottageville, W. E. MORGAN of Leroy, and P. G. MORGAN of Sandyville. One son, Claude MORGAN, preceded her in death. She is also survived by 52 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. (31 Jan 1941)


       Miss Maude C. GARDNER was born Sept 14, 1890, departed this life Jan 15, 1941, age 50 years, 4 months and 1 day. Her father and mother having preceded her in death, she leaves to mourn their loss one sister, Mrs. Mary GARDNER BOLLING, of Liberty; three uncles, G. W. and J. F. CLENDENIN of Liberty, and John GARDNER of Dunbar; one aunt, Annah HUNTER, of Given, a number of other relatives and a host of friends. (Herald, 31 Jan 1941)


       Funeral services for Mrs. Bernice (CURRY) MURRAY- SURFACE, wife of Frank P. SURFACE, were held from the Independence church at Sandyville Saturday with Rev. MATHENY in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Lawrence H. FORD, Crow Summit funeral director, had charge of arrangements.

       Mrs. SURFACE died at her home near Sandyville on Thursday after a brief illness from influenza. She was 35 (35 ?) years old and had spent her entire life in that community. She was a graduate of the Sandyville schools and Ravenswood High School.

       She was a daughter of the late Doctor W. L. Y. CURRY and Mrs. CURRY. She was first married to Frank A. MURRAY, who died several years ago. Later she married Mr. SURFACE and they have one child, Carl, who with the husband survive. Other survivors include six children by her former marriage, Mrs. Betty WILSON of Sandyville, Robert, Anita Jean, Bruce, Francis, and Frank MURRAY Jr. Also two brothers, W. Lionel CURRY and D. P. CURRY, both of Sandyville. (Herald, 7 Feb 1941)

Rondus Allen BARNETT

       Rondus Allen BARNETT, son of Asbery A. "Bob" and Maude Esther (HILL) BARNETT, was born Oct 23, 1924, departed this life Jan 23, 1941, age 16 years, and three months.

       He leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, three sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Lura Belle AUBERTINE of Spring Hill, and Eliza Grace, Norene, Roy L., and Raymond E. BARNETT, at home. One brother preceded him in death 28 years ago. May the great and good comforting spirit comfort relatives and friends of the departed. Burial was at the Mt. Zion cemetery (Jim Ridge) on Thursday with Rev. FLINT officiating. (Herald, 7 Feb 1941)

Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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