May 1941 Obituaries

Rev. Dell SMITH

       Rev. Dell SMITH, well known farmer and Baptist minister, of Advent died early Wednesday morning at a local hospital. Becoming suddenly ill on Tuesday of last week, his condition became rapidly worse and on Friday he was brought to the hospital.

       Rev. SMITH was born June 24, 1886 in Jackson county, a son of John and Elizabeth (HAMON) SMITH and spent the greater part of his life in the vicinity of Advent, and his sudden death came as a shock to his many relatives and friends. He was a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church for 23 years.

       He married Lucy Mae SIDERS on 23 July 1910. Besides his wife, Mrs. Lucy SIDERS SMITH, he is survived by five sons, Stinson SMITH of Advent, Stanton SMITH of Ohio, Quinton SMITH with the US Army in California, and Ray and Cordor SMITH at home, and two daughters, Mildred and Lenore SMITH, both at home.

       Funeral services were expected to be held Friday with burial at the Mangus cemetery. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Herald, 9 May 1941)


Emma (RARDIN) DERNBERGER

       Funeral services were held at the Pond Creek Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Emma (RARDIN) DERNBERGER, 44, the wife of Gordon DERNBERGER, of Belleville, who died at her home there Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock after an illness of more than three months duration. The body was returned to the home from the Vaughn Funeral Home in Parkersburg Friday afternoon and remained there until time for the funeral services Monday.

       In addition to the husband, Mrs. DERNBERGER leaves one daughter, Mrs. Howard BUFFINGTON, of Belleville, and her father, John RARDIN, of Sherman. Two grandchildren also survive. (Herald, 9 May 1941)


Thomas H. MCCRACKEN

       Former Mayor Thomas H. MCCRACKEN died at his home in Ripley Saturday afternoon. He had been in very poor health for some time and for several days prior to his death his condition had been critical and death had been expected.

       Mr. MCCRACKEN was Mayor of Ripley for three terms and prior to coming to Ripley seventeen years ago from Gay he had served as a justice of the peace both in Washington district of this county and in Roane County.

       The funeral services were held at the Fairview church near Fairplain Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Carl PAXTON in charge and burial was in the church cemetery.

       The deceased is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. James RADER, of Parkersburg. His wife died several years ago. (9 May 1941)


Otho MADDOX

       Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Emma Chapel church for Otho MADDOX, 34, who died at his home near Liberty Saturday morning after a long illness. Rev. M. V. FISHER had charge of the services.

       He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etta HARRISON; three children, Frances, Curtis, and Blandes MADDOX; four brothers, O. O. and O. E. MADDOX, of Liberty, and Floyd and H. E. MADDOX, of Charleston, and a sister, Mrs. Freddie MCCALISTER, of Nitro. (Herald, 16 May 1941)


Delores Jean RANDOLPH

       Delores Jean RANDOLPH, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hollie RANDOLPH, was drowned at the family home on Mill Creek Thursday and the lifeless body of the child was discovered by the mother within a few minutes after the child was found to be missing. The child was found in a ten gallon jar in the yard where it had fallen head first into the vessel which contained only about six inches of water. She was the first drowning victim in the county this year.

       Delores Jean RANDOLPH, daughter of Hollie and Opal RANDOLPH, departed this life May 15, 1941, age 2 years and 3 months. She will be sadly missed by her father and mother, one brother, and aged grandmother, and a step-grandmother and many other near relatives. A little sister preceded her in death seven months ago. The funeral services were held at the Mt. Olive church Friday afternoon with the Rev. Frank HUTTON in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. (Herald, 23 May 1941)


Albert Armine WINE

       Albert Armine WINE, infant son of Okey and Opal WINE, born May 14, 1941, died May 16, 1941. He leaves to mourn his loss his father and mother, and little sister, Patty, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert WINE, of Elizabeth, and Mrs. Albert BOWER, of Windy. (Herald, 23 May 1941)


Arthur M. BOONE Sr.

       Arthur M. BOONE Sr., 47 years old, died at his home in Erie, Pa. on May 15,after an illness of several months. He was a native of Cottageville and had been employed by the General Electric Company for the past 28 years. Services were held on Saturday at Erie. He is survived by the widow and one son, Arthur, four sisters, including Mrs. T. M. (Carrie) MCINTYRE, of Charleston, and Mrs. A. E. HUSSELL, of Pt. Pleasant, and three brothers. (Herald, 23 May 1941)


Squire LOCKHART

       Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Sheppard Chapel Methodist church for Squire LOCKHART, 86 years old, and the body was taken to the Ravenswood cemetery for burial. Mr. LOCKHART died at his home in the Lockhart community late Thursday evening after a serious five day illness.

       He was born and spent his entire life on and near the farm where his death occurred. He was a prosperous farmer and cattle raiser and during his years as a cattle producer he raised cattle which many times drew prizes at the Pittsburgh market.

       Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence LOCKHART; four sons, Kenneth of Sandyville, William and Yancy of Parkersburg, and Clinton of Radnor, Ohio; and three daughters, Mrs. Victoria BLAIR of Sandyville, Mrs. Mildred HARTLEY of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Nettie DAVIS of Ventura, California, who arrived by plane Thursday night. There are also two step-children, Mrs. Leota WELLS of Oildale, Calif., and Everett PROVINCE of Parkersburg, one sister, Mrs. Nancy CONGER of Windy, 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. (Herald, 30 May 1941)


John Francis JONES

       John Francis JONES was born April 15, 1852, departed this life May 21, 1941, being at the time of death 89 years, 1 month and 6 days old. He was the son of George W. and Delphia OSBURN JONES. He was born near Vicars, Roane County WV., (Then Virginia).

       Sixty-one years ago he was united in marriage to Sarah E. RAINES. Seventy-two years ago he moved from Harmony to their home at Ravenswood. He moved his membership from Harmony Baptist church to Ravenswood Baptist church. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow and the following children: W. L., J. K., Hoyt and Howard JONES, of Ravenswood, Omar of Chicago, Ill., one daughter, Mrs. C. R. WILDMAN, of Ravenswood, 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy and one son, Fred, passed on 14 years ago.

       Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Ravenswood, conducted by Rev. J. Herby SMITH of Looneyville, with Rev. HIGGINBOTHAM, pastor of the local church, assisting. Burial was in the Ravenswood cemetery. (Herald, 30 May 1941)


Doctor Albert S. CORBIN

       Relatives here have been informed of the death of Doctor Albert S. CORBIN at his home in Tennessee City, Tennessee on Friday of last week after an illness of more than a month. He had been in failing health for several years, relatives said. The funeral and burial services were held at his home city.

       He went to Tennessee many years ago and practiced his profession there for the remainder of his life. After graduating from medical college he practiced at Kenna until he went to the southern state. He returned here for infrequent visits.

       He was born at Kenna Aug 9, 1861, died May 30, 1941, age 79 years, 9 months and 21 days. He married Lelia RAY, of Mason county, on Nov 15, 1893. She departed this life May 4, 1936. To this union eleven children were born. He is survived by six children, Charles K. of Nashville, Tenn., Kate CORBIN Washington, D. C., Nellie and Helen CORBIN of Tennessee City, Tenn., Mrs. Elmo (Pauline) WILLIAMS, also of Tennessee City, and Joseph CORBIN of Dickson, Tenn., and 10 grandchildren. Among survivors in this section are three sisters, Mrs. D. E. KESSEL and Mrs. E. D. KESSEL of Ripley, and Mrs. Belle WINTER of Fairplain, and two brothers, J. D. CORBIN of Kenna, and C. M. CORBIN of Dunbar. (Herald, 6 June 1941)


Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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