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Tuesday, April 7, 1964
Rawlins, Wyo. - 12


Robert S. Tully, 56, died Sunday at 1:15 p.m. at Memorial Hospital after
being taken ill Saturday evening at his home at Three Forks.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McKelvey Funeral Home
with Rev. Gene H. Upton of France Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating.

Burial will be in the Rawlins Cemetery.

Mr. Tully was born Oct. 30, 1907.  He grew up on the old Tully ranch at the
foot of Whiskey Peak and attended school there.

He worked in and around Bairoil in the oil fields for 15 years, and for
many years operated the service station at Three Forks.

He was married to the former Alta Hughes of the Craig, Colo., area Feb. 16,

Survivors include his widow; two daughers, Mrs. Frank Erickson of Saratoga
and Mrs. Mace Countryman on Sweetwater; three brothers, George Tully of
Bairoil, Marion Tully of Quincy, Ill., and Cole Tully of Evanston; three
sisters, Mrs. Art Kruger of Folsom, Calif., Mrs. John Butler of Sand Draw.,
and Mrs. Lyle Price of Cotton wood, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.

NEW LEXINGTON HERALD, New Lexington, Ohio, 2 April 1885

Somerset ---- Death's Doings.

Mrs. Spohn, mother of Solomon Spohn, aged over 90 years, died in New Reading last
week, and was buried on Thursday.

John Moore, a resident of Reading township since 1833, and who can justly be classed
with the pioneers of the county, died at his residence near Somerset, on Friday,
March 27th, aged 91 years and 13 days. He left his wife who had been the partner of
his labors and his joys and sorrows for 63 years, and one daughter and six sons to
mourn their loss. Several children preceded him to the eternal world. He was a man
well known and esteemed throughout the county, especially in this section, where his
sterling integrity and honest character were fully recognized. He was a frank, free,
out speaking man, a staunch friend, kind neighbor and a kind and faithful father. He
has been "gathered to this fathers" like a shock of corn fully ripe---living all his
long life without the affliction of disease---he died from the natural decay of age.
His funeral services were held at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning.

Died, on Sunday morning, March 29th, Mary, wife of Geo. Harbauch and daughter of Wm.
Jackson, of place. She leaves her husband and four small children with a large number
of relatives and friends in the depths of grief at their loss.

Died, on Friday morning at six o'clock, at her home near St. Joseph's, in child
birth, Aurilla, wife of David Williams, and daughter of James R. Wilson, of Clayton
township. The deceased was one of the noble women of our town, a christian woman
whose daily life, generous charity and good will for all was a living demonstration
of the religion she professed. Death did not come unexpectedly to her, nor find....."
(sorry did not get the end of this obituary)

NEW LEXINGTON HERALD, New Lexington, Ohio, 6 November 1884

"Mrs. Cody, an aged lady and a long-time resident of Somerset, went to Columbus
during the State Fair to visit her deughter, Mrs. John Sullivan. She was very shortly
taken sick, resulting in death. Her remains were brought to her late residence on
Monday of last week and were interred in Holy Trinity cemetery on...."

Unfortunately I did not get the end of this obituary which continued into another
column. Also the word deughter (daughter) is as spelled in the obituary, a
typographical error.

NEW LEXINGTON HERALD, New Lexington, Ohio, 6 November 1884

Israel Moore, son of the Rev. Dr. Moore, who came to Perry county in an early day,
and was Pastor of Unity church for many years, was born in 1812, and died Oct. 24,
1884, in the 73d year of his age. He was a very exemplary man from his youth up. He
united with the M. E. church at Bethel when young, and afterwards removed his
membership to Wesley Chapel, where he remained till the close of his eventful life.
In 1832 he was married to Sarah, daughter of Judge Wilson, who preceded her husband
to the spirit world. He was a devoted Christian and a very useful man in
society--loved and respected by all who knew him. He has left a large circle of
relatives and friends to mourn their loss.--- Having lived most of his life in the
same neighborhood, his presence in the Church and Sabbath School will be very much
missed, as he was there as a counselor and worker. He was a man of reading and deep
thought, and was well posted on most of the current subjects of the day, in all of
which he felt a great interest till the end of his earthly life.--- Of him it cna be
truthfully said: "a good man has fallen in Israel."

The Riverton Review
Reverton, Fremont County, Wyoming
Thursday, August 2, 1928


Charles R. Countryman, age 79 yrs. and 6 mos., and one of the real
old-timers of Fremont county passed out of this life last Friday, after an
illness that lasted for over a year.  The principal cause for his death was
a broken hip which he received some two weeks ago, folowing a bad fall
which occurred at his home.

Deceased was known to most everybody in Fremont county and had a host of
friends.  He was born in Freeport, Ill., and came to this section in 1880.
His first location after arriving was a Sherman Hill.  Later he located on
Sweetwater where he had a big cattle ranch for many years.  He disposed of
this and moved to Lander in 1912, where he resided with his family ever

He leaves besides his wife to mourn his loss, three sons, Charles of
Lander, Mark of Fort Washakie, and Roscoe of the Sweetwater.  He also
leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Inkster of Lander, and Mrs. Phillips of
Lenore.  Another daugher, Mrs. Irvine, passed away a little over a year

Riverton Review
Thurs. Feb 23, 1933


Mrs. Anna Countryman, one of the best known of the older residents of the
Lander community and widow of the late Charles R. Countryman, passed away
at the family residence at 3:25 Saturday morning, following an illness of
extended duration.  News of the death of this estimable lady came not
unexpectedly to the members of the family and near friends as Mrs.
Countryman had been critically ill for the past ten days and but little
hope was given for her recovery.  In the 76th year of her life, Mrs.
Countryman had been in ill health for some time, suffering from
complications of a serious nature for the past year.

The death of Mrs. Countryman removes one of the most highly esteemed of the
pioneer residents of the Lander section and her passing has caused general
regret throughout the county where the family has been identified with the
growth and progress of west central Wyoming for more than a half century.

Before coming to Lander in 1912 the Countryman family had extensive ranch
holdings along the Sweetwater river.  Mr. and Mrs. Countryman located in
the section in 1886 and continued to make their home there until they
brought their family of sons and daughters to Lander.  Mr. Countryman
passed away here in July, 1927.

Surviving Mrs. Countryman are two daughters.  Mrs. L. A. Phillips, of
Dinwoddie:  Mrs. Helen Inkster, of Lander;  Mark of Ft. Washakie; Charles
and Roscoe, of Lander.

The funeral took place Monday afternoon with services at the Episcopal
church at 2:30 o'clock.  Rev. F. M. Morris officiating.  Interment was made
in Mt. Hope cemetery.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian July 10, 1947
Sol Lamar Stuckey, 72, died suddenly July 5th at 12:30 A.M. at his mome
near Andersonville. Mr. Stuckey was born in Taylor County in 1875 and lived
in Macon County for the past three years
He was the son of the late Solem Stuckey and Frommie Wisham Stuckey,
natives of Taylor County. Surviving are six sons and two daughters (not named).
Funeral services were held at the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church
Sunday morning at 10:00. Interment was in the church cemetery. Rev. Erwin
from Thomaston officiated. Arrangements were by Montezuma Funeral Home.
(Note: There is NOT a marked grave in Prosperity Cemetery in Taylor County,
Georgia for Sol Lamar Stuckey or his parents)

Mrs. Verda E. Wilson, 83, of St. Petersburg, died at 6:15 pm Wednesday, Dec
4 at the Clarion County Home.
Born June 8, 1885, in Saltsburg, she was the daughter of Adam and Catherine
Silvis Edinger. She was married to Charles W. Wilson, who died July 15,
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church and
the WSCS of the church. She was a retired telephone operator, having
completed 20 years service in St. Petersburg.
Survivors include one brother, Homer Edinger of RD Sligo and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday, Dec 7, from the Karle D.
McKinney Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. The Rev. Lloyd Tennies of the St.
Petersburg United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the
Perryville Cemetery at RD Parker.

Obituary of Samuel CURSON, Houston Daily Post, Saturday a.m., August 22,
1908, Houston, Texas

CURSON - Columbia, Texas. August 21. On yesterday morning Samuel CURSON
died. Mr. CURSON has been in feeble health for several months. He leaves a
wife, four sons, two of whom live in Houston, one in Angleton and one in
Oklahoma, two daughters, one married, and lives in Itasca, Hill County; the
other is with her parents. Mr. CURSON was born in Devonshire, England,
September 16, 1831. With his family, consisting of wife and four children,
, he sailed for America in August 1872, and landed in Columbia in September
or October where he has lived continually since. He was a member of the
Methodist Episcopal church for over thirty-five years; a good citizen, a
kind husband and father. His is the only death in the family since their
residence in Columbia.

Obituary of Samuel CURSON, Angleton Times, Friday, August 28, 1908,
Angleton, Texas

Aged Citizen Passes Away.
Columbia, Texas, Aug. 26, 08.
Died at his home in this city on last Wednesday, Mr. Samuel CURSON, at the
ripe age of 77 years. Mr. CURSON was born in Dervinshire (sic), England,
Sept. 1831, lacking only a few days of reaching that age.

Mr. CURSON with his family sailed for America in Aug. 1872, and landed in
Columbia about the first of August following. Mr. CURSON has lived
continuously since in Columbia. By industry and economy he lived
comfortably, and raised to manhood and womanhood 5 boys and 2 daughters,
all of whom with mother survive. All the boys are married and one daughter,
who is now Mrs. PREWITT and lives in Itasco (sic), Hill Co. Your
correspondent has known personally and continually the deceased for 23
years. Mr. CURSON was a good man and citizen, temperate in his habits, kind
and gentle in disposition, jovial, a kind and loving husband, indulgent
father, and a friend to everyone. He was a true christian and a consistant
member of the M. E. church for 35 years. His faith in God his savior was
deep and steadfast, for in all his suffering when it was all over he often
said how there was sweet rest in that Heavenly home which I am nearing day
by day, as I know it will not be very much longer with me heere and as the
days grow fewer in number the way grows brighter. When it can be said he
was a kind and loving husband and father, a good neighbor and citizen, what
more could we wish. The large crowd who followed the body to its last
resting place in the beautiful West Columbia cemetery attested the esteem
in which he was held by this entire community. The sympathy of this entire
people goes out to the bereaved wife and children. One by one our older
ones are passing down the valley.

*Note: These obituaries say Samuel was born in 1831, however bible records
say he was born in 1833. If he was 77 at his death, the year of his birth
would have been 1831. I do not yet have his baptism records from England to
confirm his birth year.

The following report of Samuel's condition prior to his death was also in
the newspaper. He died on August 19, 1908.

The Angleton Times, Friday, August 21, 1908, Angleton, Texas
Mr. S. CURSON, who has been quite feeble for the past several months, it is
reported, gradually growing weaker. His son Albert came in from Houston
today and will remain several days at home. Mr. CURSON is among our oldest
citizens, being 72 or 73 years old, and came to Columbia some 40 years ago
direct from England.

Clear Lake Reporter dated April 1, 1924.
Clear Lake is in Cerro Gordo county, Iowa

YOHN, William Sherwood
Died at his home on Mar. 29, 1924.  He was born in Perry County, Penn. 66
years ago.  His mother died when he was a baby and he was left in the care of
an older sister.  He married Winnie Nelson.  They were the parents of 8
children.  Seven with the wife survive him;  Elmer and Howard of Garner, Mrs.
Luella Kimball of Ventura, Mrs. Mae Neal living at home, Mrs. Ruth Cash of
Clear Lake and Edith and Oscar Yohn still at home.  There are 9 grandchildren
also one brother and one sister survive him.  Interment at Garner, Iowa.

Obituary from Spangle Sentinel or Spokesman Review, Spangle, WA , Dec 28,

"BLUNCK, Chris-His home was at Spangle Wash.  Age 82 years.  He had lived
there 25 years.  Survived by his wife, Amalia; 4 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Hill
of Spokane.  Mrs. Freeda Long of Seattle.  Mrs. Anna Tolle of Orland, Cal;
Mrs. Cecilia Burns of Spangel:  2 sons, Fred H. of Artoise. Cal; Carl of
Spokane; 25 grandchildren. 25 great grandchildren.  He was a member of the
Masonic lodge No. 131 of Spangle, Wash.  Funeral Thurs., Jan 2, at 2p.m. from
the Christian church at Spangle, Wash.  Dr. H. A. VanWinkle will officiate.
Interment at Spangle Wash.  SMITH FUNERAL HOME in charge."

Obit from Spangle Sentinal or Spokane Review, Dec. 12, 1944:

"BLUNCK-Amalia-Home in Spangle, Wash., where she had resided for the last 33
years.  Survived by 4 daughter, Bertha Hill of Spokane, Freeda Long of
Seattle, Anna Tolle and Cecilia Burns, both of Spangle; 2 sons, Fred Blunk of
Orland, Calif; Carl Blunck of Spokane; 24 grandchildren, 30
great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild;  She was a member of the O. E.
S. at Spangle, Spangle Grange, Primrose Rebekah lodge, Royal Neighbors and
the Red Cross ladies Aid of Spangle.  Funeral Fri., Dec. 15th at 11 a.m. from
the SMITH FUNERAL HOME W1124 Riverside Ave.  Dr. H.A. VanWinkle officating.
Interment Spangle Cemetery."

Mrs. George Craig
Ella E. Terry, daughter of Robert J. and Susan Terry, was born in
Daviess county, Missouri, June 25, 1873. After a long illness she
departed this life at the home of her daughter in Hays, Kansas, April 4,
She moved with her parents to Ness County in 1885 and has made this her
home since.
She was married to George W. Craig, August 25, 1889. To this union was
born four duaghters: Golda Cranston, Ness City: Grace Brewer, Wakeeney:
Ida Kraus, Monte Vista, Colorado, and Edna Altman Hays, all of whom
survive. She was proceded in death by her husband who passed away
January 7, 1936.
Funeral services were conducted by Arthur Davis of Dodge City, at the
Church of Christ in Ransom and Burial was made by the side of her
husband in the Ransom Cemetery

Craig, Edgar Elhanen - b. Jameson, MO, April 8, 1889, youngest son of S. T.
and Jane Craig - d. at his home in Portland, OR Oct 4, 1937. Grew up in the
Ransom area, he married Martha McDonald , they had four children, Charles,
Bonnie, May and Donald, one girl died in infancy. He also leaves 5 sisters
and 1 brother. Mrs. Ida Johnson, Seaside, OR, Mrs. Maggie Tourtillott of
Hays, KS, Mrs. Bertha L. Benton of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Ella Scherzinger of
Dodge City, KS, Mrs. Lillie Lewis of Madison, KS and Tom Craig of Molalla,

The above dated Oct 28, 1937 and appeared in the Ness County News.

Beaumont Enterprise  Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999

                               JOSEPH HOWARD VARNADO

       Joseph Howard Varnado, 89, of Beaumont died Dec. 26 at Harvest
Care Nursing Home.
         A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Forest Lawn
Memorial Park  under direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation
will be from 8:30 a.m. today to time of service at the funeral home.
          A lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was retired operator for
the City of Beaumont.

           Survivors include his son, Joe Kerr Varnado of Texas.

Dec. 1, 1899 Sharon Herald, Sharon, PA

Nov. 29 - Mrs. J.D. Truxell, 58 years of age, died Sunday, at her home in
this place, from pneumonia She was a consistent Christian and was for many
years a member of the M.E. church. A devoted mother and a loving, faithful
wife has gone to her reward. Her husband and five children, Mrs. Charles
Watson, Mrs. Allen Ellison and Cassius, of this place; Mrs. James Hue, of
Sharpsville, and Harry, of Sharon, are left to mourn her loss.

Mrs. Lavina Fowler, widow of the late Ira Fowler, one of the pioneer
residents of the Western Reserve and highly esteemed by many friends and
acquaintances, died at her home near Coalburg on Sunday evening, aged 75
years. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. She is survived by one
daughter and one son, both residing at home, two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin
McMullen, of Brookfield, and Mrs. Mary A. DeForest, of Johnson, and four
brothers, Joseph and Phineas Wheeler, of Brookfield Township, James Wheeler
of Espyville, Crawford county, and William Wheeler, of Sharpsville. Funeral
services were held from the family residence Wednesday morning and were
conducted by Rev. Frank Heighway, pastor of the Methodist church of Vienna.
Interment was in Brookfield cemetery.

Mrs. Aschman, mother of Prof. F.T. Aschman, of Pittsburgh, formerly of
Sharon, died at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Monday She is survived by four

Ellensburg Daily Record (State of Washington)
5/25/1986 Pg. 11

J.D. Colclasure, 65, of South Cle Elum, died Sunday May 25 at his home.
  He was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Clarksville, Ark. to James and Mary
Colclasure.  He attended school in Arkansas and later enlisted in the U.S.
Navy, serving aboard the U.S.S. Grant during World War II.
  On Nov. 20, 1944, he and Mary Lou Getz were married in Seattle.  After
his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Yakima, where he attended J.M.
Perry trade school, learning auto body repair.  After he completed his
training, they moved to Cle Elum, where he went to work for Mosher-Nupp
Body Shop for several years. He then went into business for himself,
operating the Cle Clum Body Shop until his health caused him to retire.  He
enjoyed hunting and fishing and the out-of-doors. He was a member of the
  He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Colclasure, of South Cle Elum; three
daughters, Mrs. Lou (Judy) Murray of College Place, Mrs. Ed (Karen) Denn of
Federal Way and Mrs. Jim (Lynda) Lien of Granite Falls; a son Jim
Colclasure of Sunnyside; 11 grandchildren, Louie, Jamie, Jaley, Jeffrey,
Jennifer, Julie, Dusty, Buffy, Lee, Alyssa and Landon; two sisters, Opal
Hamilton of Santa Rosa, CA, and Evelyn Ferguson of Hot Springs, Ark; his
mother-in-law, Mary Getz, of Cle Elum, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
  Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at
Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cle Elum.  Rev. Carl Busse will officiate.
Military honors will be provided by the V.F.W. and the American Legion
Posts of Cle Elum and Roslyn.
  The family suggests memorials be made to the South Cle Elum Fire Dept.

Banks County Native
GRESHAMVILLE - John Able Sellers, 81, died Thursday, December 23, 1999, at
Athens Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Sellers was born June 19, 1918 in Banks County.  He was a son of the

Mr. Sellers had resided in Greene County for the past 60 years and was
retired from Enterprise Aluminum, Eatonton, with 29 years of service.  He
was of the Methodist denomination.

Mr. Sellers was preceded in death by a daughter, KATHY DENISE SELLERS.

Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, at Fork Chapel United
Methodist Church, Greshamville, with the Revs. Ann Fletcher and Mike
Pritchett officiating.  Burial was in Greshamville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, MARGARET ESTELLE GREESON SELLERS; three
daughters, PATRICIA ANN GILLESPIE, Eatonton, BRENDA THOMPSON, Rutledge, and
LYNN THOMAS, Eatonton; three sons, TOMMY SELLERS, Lawrenceville, and LARRY
SELLERS and JERRY SELLERS, both of Greshamville; one sister, ANNIE
LOUDERMILK, Mt. Airy; one brother, EDD SELLERS, Toccoa; seven grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren.

McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999.

Northside Baptist member
LAWRENCEVILLE - Mrs. Louellen Gordon Prince, 80, formerly of Habersham County, died Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Prince was born October 19, 1919, in Towns County. She was a daughter of the late James R. and Dessie Thomas Gordon.
Mrs. Prince was a homemaker and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Prince, whom she helped run the Grand Theater for a number of years. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jackie Gordon.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 24, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, with the Revs. Wilmer Ivester and W.A. Trotman officiating. Burial was in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Lightsey, Lawrenceville; two sons, Allen Justus and Kenneth Justus, both of Clayton; six brothers, James Frank Gordon, Las Vegas, Nev., Thomas Joe Gordon and Bobby Charles Gordon, both of Clayton, Robert Lee Gordon, Paris, Tenn., John Grady Gordon, Hollywood, and Billy Richard Gordon, Travelers Rest, S.C.; seven sisters, Annie Ruby Taylor, Anderson, S.C., Bonnie Viola Hunter, Hollywood, Mary Gwenn McGaha, Franklin, N.C., Sarah Estella Littleton, Toccoa, Hazel Inez Davidson, Clarkesville, Ella Sue Trotman, Baldwin, and Irma Jean Cristy, Flowery Branch; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gordon Memorial Fund, 203 Heindel Street, Baldwin, GA 30511.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Banks County News, December 29, 1999

Dec. 30, 1999
     ADAMS RUN - Frances Britt Muckenfuss, 55, died Tuesday at her
residence. The funeral, directed by Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel, will be at 2
p.m. Friday in Christ St. Paul Episcopal Church Cemetery.
     Mrs. Muckenfuss was born in Beaufort County, a daughter of John H.
Britt and Barbara Elizabeth McLean Britt. She was a member of Adams Run
Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Bobby A. Muckenfuss; two daughters,
Elizabeth M. Mazzell of Adams Run and Tammie M. Golden of Meggett.

     SUMMERVILLE - Ronnie Marie Charpia, 86, died Wednesday at her
residence. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Boone Hill United
Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Dyal Funeral Home, will be in the
church cemetery.
     Mrs. Charpia was born in Berkeley County, a daughter of Hagood Johnson
and Pauline Huff Johnson. She attended Dorchester and Berkeley county
schools. She was a member of Boone Hill United Methodist Church and the
widow of Clarence P. Charpia.
     Surviving are two sons, Ray Charpia of Summerville and C. Terrell
Charpia of Kings Bay, Ga.; two daughters, Etta M. Rowell and Juanita LeMay,
both of Summerville; two brothers, Ravenel Johnson and Eugene Johnson, both
of Ladson; two sisters, Leola Dear and Mildred Davis, both of Ladson; 15
grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Dec. 29,1999
     HOLLY HILL - Maybell Martin Moore, 68, a homemaker, died Monday in a
Charleston hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in New Hope
Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Avinger Funeral Home, will be in the
church cemetery.
     Mrs. Moore was born in Berkeley County, a daughter of Johnny Martin and
Pearl Brownlee Martin. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Calvin A. Moore; three sons, Calvin A. Moore
Jr. of Holly Hill, Larry Moore of Eutawville and Ervin Moore of Cross; three
daughters, Alvilda Grooms of Washington, N.C., Barbara Wiggins and Emmaline
Wiscaver, both of Holly Hill; a sister, Birdie Cone of Summerville; three
half-sisters, Jane Russell of Bowman, Virginia Lewess of Eutawville and
Shirley Martin of Summerville; two half-brothers, St. Clair Brownlee of
Middlesex, N.C., and Raymond Brownlee of Eutawville; 16 grandchildren; and
18 great-grandchildren

Dec. 27.1999
     GEORGETOWN - Jacquelyne Avant, 67, a homemaker, died Monday in a local
hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Calvary Free Will
Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Graham Funeral Home, will be in
Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
     Mrs. Avant was born in Georgetown County, a daughter of James B. Rawls
and Lottie Jones Rawls. She was an active member of Calvary Free Will
Baptist Church.
     Surviving are her husband, Alfred M. Avant; a son, Wallace Avant of
Georgetown; a daughter, Gwen Lambert of Georgetown; a brother, James B.
Rawls Jr. of Hemingway; four sisters, Willa D. Campbell of Summerville, Ann
Rish of Georgetown, Beatrice Ray of Hemingway and Johnnie V. Uecker of
Illinois; and three grandchildren.

     RIDGEVILLE - Harry Singletary, 63, a retired painter, died Saturday at
his residence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Spring Hill United
Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill,
will be in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Singletary was born in Berkeley County, a son of Harvey Singletary
and Lily Weatherford Singletary. He attended Spring Hill United Methodist
     Surviving are his wife, Brenda R. Singletary; his mother of Ridgeville;
a daughter, Rhonda Singletary of Tallahassee, Fla.; five sons, Christopher
H. Singletary of Quincy, Fla., Timothy R. Singletary of Germany, Glen L.
Singletary of Holly Hill, and Steven L. Singletary and Randy S. Singletary,
both of Ridgeville; three sisters, Dee Cook and Deborah Dantzler, both of
Holly Hill, and Bevalean Johnson of Ridgeville; three brothers, William
Singletary, Ronnie Singletary and Jack Singletary, all of Ridgeville; and
several grandchildren.

Huntingdon Daily News.

Dolores T. "Dee" Bark, 68, of Alexandria, Pa., died
Wednes-day, Dec. 29, 1999, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johns-town.
Born June 2, 1931, in Philadel-phia, she was a daughter of the
late Edmond L. and Agnes M. Bricker Seguin. On March 3, 1951, she
married James J. Bark, who survives at home.
She was a 1949 graduate of West Philadelphia Catholic High
School.  She worked in the mail room of the Admissions Office at Penn
State for several years. She also worked at Mead Corp. in Alexandria,
retiring in 1996 after more than 20 years of service.
She was an active volunteer member of Most Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in Huntingdon, where she also belonged to Cursilla and served
as a Eucharistic Minister.
She volunteered for many years at Juniata Valley in support of
her children's activities.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by six daughters,
Theresa Showers, Deborah Hoffmaster, Madonna Bark, Jean Boyd, Joanne
Thompson and Colleen Johnson; two sons, James J. Jr. and John;
a sister, Patricia Machon; a brother, Edmond Seguin Jr.; 23
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. An infant son, Gerard, preceded her in
death.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 to
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cutright-Speck Funeral Home, Smithfield Township,
Huntingdon. A vigil service will be at 8 p.m. Monday at the
funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Sixth and Washington Streets,
Huntingdon, with Monsignor David A. Lockard as celebrant.
Burial will be in Mooresville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 524 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, Pa. 16652; or to
Food for the Poor Inc., 550 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442; or
to World Vision International, in care of World Vision, Box 0,
Pasadena, Calif. 91109.

The following was taken from the online edition of the
Lewistown Sentinel and also appeared in the Huntingdon Daily

James A. "Jimmy" Hamman, 39, of Hill Valley, Mount Union,
died at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at J.C. Blair
Memorial Hospital,Huntingdon.
Born Nov. 30, 1960, in Huntingdon, he was a son of Edsel F.
Hamman Sr., Hill Valley, Mount Union RR1, and the late Norma
J. (Shehan)Hamman.
Surviving are: children, Shannon Hamman, James A. Hamman Jr.,
and Hayley Marie Moulds, all of Mount Union; brothers and
sisters, Mrs. John (Deborah) Avromoupoulos, Leigh Acres, Fla., Susan Lynn,
Mount Union, Edsel F. Hamman Jr., Three Springs, Norma Jean Ausec, Manitou
Springs, Colo., Jeffrey L. Hamman, Hill Valley, Mount Union RR1, and
Mrs. Fred (Kathy) Love, McVeytown; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie K. Moore.
He was a 1979 graduate of Mount Union Area High School.
He was employed for the past year for Howard Robson
Construction Co., Lancaster, and formerly employed by
Harbison-Walker and North
American Refractories, both of Mount Union.
He was a member of Simpson-Hunt American Legion Post No. 107,
Mount Union, and the Blue Juniata VFW Post No. 5754, Mount
He attended Singer's Gap United Methodist Church, Hill Valley.
He was an avid outdoorsman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Robert D. Heath
Funeral Home, Mount Union, with the Rev. Rich Morris
officiating. Interment will be in Haven Rest Memorial Park, Shirleysburg RR1.
Family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9
a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Hayley Moulds Trust
Fund, c/o Kathy Love, PO Box 188, McVeytown, PA 17051 or to
Singer's Gap United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Carol Watts, Hill Valley,
RR1, Mount Union, PA 17066.

Name: Catherine E. WHITSEL; Homemaker
Age:  84
Address: Shirleysburg RR#1
Date of birth: 5/31/1915
Location born: Newton Hamilton
Date of death: 12/22/1999
Father: Vernon MILLER
Mother: Bessie (CONNORS) MILLER
Spouse: Charles Raymond WHITSEL, deceased 12/4/1960
Surviving children: Robert, CharlesDonald, Gerald, Howard and
William WHITSEL, Helen LIGHTNER; 10 grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren
Surviving siblings: Gladys, Ida, Kenneth and Gerald MILLER
Deceased children: Betty WHITSEL
Deceased siblings: Sarah MILLER
Interment: IOOF Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace

Obituary for Charles Madison Davis who died at Thorp Washington October 17,
C M. Davis, Aged 71 years  dead from Cancer--had lived here 13 years.

After suffering for over a year with cancer, C M Davis, aged 71 years and a
resident of Thorp and Kittitias county for the past thirteen yeard died at
the family home at Thorp yesterday.  He was born in Illinois and was a
farmer by occupation.  He is survived by his wife, Jessie M  Davis, two sons
Claude and Ernest and a daughter, Miss Grace Davis, all of Ellensburg, a
daughter, Mrs. Ethel McDonald, of Thorp, a son in Oregon,  and two in
Illinois.  Mr. and Mrs Davis had been married for forty seven years.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of M. L Bridgham, and have not been

Clement F. DeVoux
Dies at Home Monday

  Clement Francis DeVaux
passed away at home suddenly
March 28.
  He was born in Sharon, Conn.,
October 22, 1895, and had lived
in Lincoln county 18 years.  He
operated a saw filling shop in
north Newport for the past
three years and was a veteran
of World War I.
  He leaves his wife Eunice and
son Clement of Newport; a
brother Abel and siter Louise
Stratman in Connecticut.
  Funeral services were held in
the Parker Funeral Home on
March31, at 2 p.m., with Rev.
James Soden officiating.  Inter-
ment was in Eureka cemetery.

Spokesman Review , Friday Oct 11, 1940, p. 10, Obit:

ROHWEDER, Ernest Carl-His home was at Spangle, Wash., where he had resided
the last 55 years.  He was a member of the Spangle, Wash., Masonic lodge No.
131 and the El Katif Shrine of Spokane.  Survived by 4 duaghters.  Mrs. Edna
Olson, Spokane; Mrs. Helen Campbell, Mrs. Grace Byeres and Mrs. Nettie Mill,
all of Spangle, Wash., 2 sisters, Mrs. Amalie Blunck, Spokane, and Mrs. Claus
Jansen, Artois, Calif; 3 grand-daughters, Virginia Mill, Carol and Gerladine
Byers and 1 grandson. Robert Cambell, all of Spangle, Wash.,  Funeral Sat.
Oct 12 at 1pm from the Smith Funeral Home W 1124 Riverside ave.  Rev. J. M.
Groschupf and the Rose Croix will officiate.  Incineration will follow.

Spokesman Review, Sunday Aug 21, 1932 Obit:

ROHWEDER, Katherine-passed away Aug 19th at a local hospital, age 64 years.
She was a resident of Spangle, WA, residing there for the past 42 years.  She
is survived by her husband, Ernest C., at the home; four daughters.  Mrs.
Edna Olson of Spokane.  Mrs. Nettee Mill, Mrs. Grace Byeres and Mrs. Helen
Campbell all of Spangle, WA; two sisters.  Mrs. Maggie Frakim and Mrs. Anna
Grupe, both of San Francisco, CA.  One brother.  Mr. Gill Jansen of Dixon,
CA.  Her last services have been intrusted to the care of the Smith Funeral
Home W1124 Riverside Ave.

DUCKETT, Donald R.  died Thursday Dec. 16, 1999 at St. Vincent Health Center
in Erie, PA.
    Mr. Duckett was born Sept 26 1928 in Warren, a son of the late Paul
Vincent and Myrtle Susan Watt Duckett. A 1947 graduate of Warren High School,
he played quarterback for the Warren Dragons leading them to two
championships. Following graduation, he attended the F.B.I. Academy in
Washington D.C. then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Missouri as a
Fire Control Technician during the Korean War. He graduated from Gannon
College in 1959 with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management.
    In 1953, he met Mary C. Carullo, daughter of Vincent and Theresa Funzo
Carullo, in Erie and they were married Sept 6, 1954 at Holy Rosary Church,
Erie. He was a Department Supervisor for General Electric Company's Speed
Variator and Shipping Departments in Erie for 32 years, retiring in 1990.
    Mr. Duckett was a Scout Leader for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops 151 and
175 and Explorer Post 151. He helped organize many camporees and scouting
events, earning the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award for Lifetime Achievement in
1978. Mr. Duckett was involved in the development and advancement of Little
League Baseball in Harbor Creek. He coached Little League and American League
Baseball for several years. He was also a P.I.A.A. football referee, softball
official, and volleyball official.
    Active in the Republican Party, Mr. Duckett was a Republican
Committeeman, Harbor Creek Councilman for several years and Harbor Creek
Constable for one term. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #593, Our Lady of
Mercy Catholic Church and it's Legion of Mary, and Knights of Columbus
member, 4th Degree. He was intrumental in the Cursillo movement and worked as
a volunteer at the Ball Pavilion.
    Mr. Duckett resided at 697 Irvine Dr. in Harbor Creek Township and is
survived by his wife as well as five sons: Steven C. Duckett of Wattsburg;
Donald R. Duckett, Jr. and his wife Bonnie of North East; Mathew John Duckett
and his wife Tina of Harbor Creek; Michael A. Duckett and his wife Therese of
Harbor Creek; and Christopher S. Duckett and his wife Heather of Atlanta, GA
and three daughters: Rochelle Edwards and her husband David of Harbor Creek;
Colleen Zellefrow of Dallas, Texas; and Susan T. Moreno and her husband Rick
of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by two brothers: Paul G. Duckett
of Warren, and Joseph P. Duckett of Jamestown, NY; and one sister, Margaret
Braley of Warren. Mr. Duckett leaves 12 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren,
one grreat granddaughter and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his parents and one granddaughter.
    Mr. Duckett helped raise money for the American Cancer Society, American
Heart Association, the March of Dimes, and the Crop Walk. He was very well
loved and will be greatly missed.
    Visitation was held at A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home, 845 E. 38th St.,
Erie on Dec 19th and a Funeral Mass was held at 10:00am Monday Dec 20th at
Our Lady of Mercy Church. Burail followed at St. Gregory Cemetery, in North

Chattanooga Times, October 26, 1912, p. 3.

John A. CALDER, aged 86, died yesterday at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. C. C. DUGGER, 415 Poplar street.  He is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. C. C. DUGGER, Mrs. H. L. KIRK, of Atlanta, and Mrs. George MANUEL, of
Mobile, and one son, John J., of Etowah.  Funeral services will be held from the
residence at 8:30 this afternoon, the Rev. J. W. Bachman officiating.  The
following will act as pallbearers:  John THOMPSON, Dan HENDERSON, A. C. FOUST,
John B. NICKLIN, J. P. KENDRICK and Jesse DUGGER.  Interment in the Citizens'

Special to the Chattanooga Times.
Harriman, Tenn., Oct. 26.--Mrs. George PARKS, aged 44 years, died at her home at
Laurel Bluff, after a lingerling affliction with softening of the brain.
Duneral services were conducted by the Rev. James Blye, and interment in the
Laurel Bluff cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and
friends.  Mrs. PARKS was well liked and very popular, as evidenced by the
elaborate floral tributes with which the grave was decorated.

Special to the Chattanooga Times.
Harriman, Tenn., Oct. 26.--Mrs. J. BANNER, aged 40 years, died October 24, of
dropsy.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Frank Sudath and the
burial was in Piney Grove cemetery.

Sapulpa Herald Nov. 20th, 1986

Mrs. Cora Ann Jones, 57, 300 W. Burnham, died Wednesday at her home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Blue Bell Free Will Baptist Church with
the Rev. Everett Keiffer and Jonas Partridge officiating.
Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Garden under the direction of Smith
Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Pierce City, Mo., and lived in Sapulpa most
of her life.
She was a member of the South Heights Assembly of God Church, worked at
Liberty Glass Company and Bartlett-Collins Glass Company.
Survivors include husband Laverne; mother and step-father Jim and Gwendola
Holt of Sand Springs; son Larry Reeder of Sapulpa; daughters Carol House of
Tulsa, Brenda Whitthuhn of Broken Arrow, Laura Tatum and Patricia Reeder of
Sapulpa; step-sons Johnny, Gary and Danny Jones; sister Sybil Cunningham of
Tulsa, brothers Gilbert Ethridge and Joe Ethridge, Jr. of Tulsa, and William
Ethridge and Nathan Ethridge of Sapulpa; and nine grandchildren.

Sapulpa Herald Nov. 23rd, 1986


Services for Cora Ann Jones were Saturday at Blue Bell Freewill Baptist
Church with the Revs. Everett Keiffer and Jonas Partridge officiating.
Burial was at Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith
Funeral Home.
Casket Bearers were Jimmy Covey, Billy Don Covey, Jerry Thomlinson, Larry
Reeder, Calvin Tatum and John Jones.


Mr. George V. Pickering 76, 1723 S. Main, died Saturday at Bartlett Memorial
Medical Center.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at First united Methodist Church with the Rev.
Connell Gbormley officiating.
Burial will be at South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Owen Funeral
Mr. Pickering was born April 1, 1910, in Mary County, Mo.
he and his wife recently returned to Sapulpa after living in Tucson, Ariz.,
18 years. He was a retired personnel manager for Liberty Glass Co., where he
worked 24 years.
He was a member of the Sapulpa Lions Club, Masonic Lodge No. 170 and the
Naomi Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Pickering also was a
32-degree Mason.
Survivors include wife Enid; daughter Cleo Gish of Sapulpa; brother Buell of
Tulsa; sister Mable Mobley of Norman; and three grandchildren.
The family headquarter will be at 1723 S. Main, Apt. 101.


Mrs. Ethel G. Morris, 82, of Route 4 died Saturday at Saint Francis
Hospital, Tulsa.
Services are pending with Owen Funeral Home.
She was born April 20, 1901, in Indian Territory, near Kellyville. She was a
resident of this area all her life.
Mrs. Morris was a member of Free Pentecostal Mission Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who died in 1975.
Survivors include sons Homer and Bill Whisenhunt, both of Sapulpa; daughters
Coralle Holden of Sapulpa and Mary Lou McGuire of Kellyville; brothers Ellis
Cooper of Sapulpa, Floyd Cooper of Turlock, Calif., sister Elsie Thomas of
Ponca City; 14 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.


STROUD, Okla. - Mrs. Mildred H,. Conley, 80, of Stroud died Friday at Stroud
Health Care Center.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Chapel, Sapulpa,
with the Rev. T. Howard Allen officiating.
Burial will be in the Bixby Cemetery.
She was born April 16, 1908, in West Millgrove, Ohio. She moved to the
Sapulpa area in 1912 and lived here until 1972 when she moved to Stroud.
Mrs. Conley was employed at Bartlett Collins Glass Co. 17 years and was a
member of First United Methodist Church, Bixby.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John W., and a daughter, Margie
Louise Conley.
Survivors include son John W. Jr. of Stroud; daughters Fanny Smith of
Sapulpa and Carolyn Montgomery of Zapata, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 10