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Agnes R. Bailey - See Agnes Adams (Mrs. Allen W. Adams)

 Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1962
Mother of Artist Carter Dies at 86
     Mrs. Hettie Carter Bailey, 86, mother of the famed Portsmouth-born artist, Clarence H. Carter, died Monday at the home of a daughter at Media in Delaware County, Pa.
     Mrs. Bailey had been residing at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irene Kase, the last year.
     She was born Feb. 27, 1876, in Greenup County, a daughter of Colby and Mary Jane Holbrook.
     Besides her son, Clarence, a resident of Milford, N. J., and her daughter, Mrs. Bailey is survived by several nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her second husband, her parents and two daughters.
     Her son, one of America’s finest contemporary artists, is to be in Portsmouth for services. He is scheduled to arrive in the city Wednesday.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Bailey are to be conducted at 2 P.m. Thursday at Daehler Funeral Home. Rev. Clyde Pinnell pastor of Trinity Methodist is to officiate. Interment is to be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1923
Death Calls Mrs. Bailey
Special to the Times
     Greenup, Ky. – Sept, 5 – Mrs. Maggie Helen Bailey, age 56 years, 8 months and 19 days died at her home on Main street after an illness of several years duration.
     Mrs. Bailey is survived by her husband, Sam T. Bailey, three daughters, Mrs. Estel E. Pierce of Huntington, Mrs. Nancy Mosby of Lynn and Mrs. Lucy Stephenson of Portsmouth. The funeral was held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home and was conducted by Rev. Godby, of the M. E. Church, North. Remains were interred to the River View cemetery.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, June 27, 1927
Death Calls Former Greenup Sheriff
     Greenup, Ky., June 27 – Samuel Thomas Bailey, former sheriff and one of the leading citizens of Greenup county, died at his farm home at Lynn, eight miles southwest of Greenup, Sunday morning at ten o’clock, when he succumbed to an attack of heart disease from which he had been a suffer for several years.
     Mr. Bailey served as deputy sheriff for four years under the administration of Sheriff John Collins and was later elected as sheriff for a term of four years. After retiring from office he moved to his splendid farm, which he managed up until his fatal illness.
     He was 67 years old and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Bailey, pioneers of Greenup county, both now deceased, the mother having died about a year ago at the age of eighty years.
     He is survived by three children, Mrs. Bess Pierce, of Huntington, Mrs. Lucy Stephenson of Portsmouth and Mrs. Nancy Mosely of Virginia.
     Funeral services will be held from the Bailey homestead Tuesday with Rev. I. D. Hays, pastor of the Christian Church, of which the decedent was a member, in charge. Burial well be made in Riverview cemetery, Greenup, at one o’clock.

Agnes I. Barklow – See Agnes I. Barklow Roe (Mrs. Benjamin E. Row)

Portsmouth Times, March 26, 1919
Miss Margaret Jane Barklow
The many friends of Miss Margaret Jane Barklow will be grieved to hear of her death which occurred at her home 826 Third street at 7 o’clock this morning, March 26, 1919, after more than two years of intense but patient suffering.
     Miss Barklow was born in Portsmouth, Oct. 21, 1845, and was the daughter of Stout and Sarah Jane Jeffords Barklow, being their oldest child. Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded her to their last home. One sister, Mrs. Agnes Roe, is left to mourn her loss. Also an aunt, Mrs. Ross Brennan of Cincinnati, who was with her till the end. Miss Barklow was a member of the Christian church which she had joined in early womanhood and attended faithfully until ill health prevented her going. She loved her home and was devoted to her family. Her [three words unreadable] in looking after the welfare of those she loved. A devoted daughter, a loving sister and a loyal friend has passed to her reward. The many friends of Mrs. Roe will sympathize with her in her great loss. The funeral will be from the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Chas. R. Oakley in charge. Friends are invited to the services. Burial will be private.

The Portsmouth Times, Monday, Jan. 12, 1903
Called Home
Death of Mrs. Sarah Jane Barklow Last Night
Close of a Consistent Christian Life, Replete with Kind Deeds and Good Works
     Last evening at 7:30 o’clock, Mrs. Sarah Jane Barklow, widow of Stout Barklow, passed from life at the homestead, 26 East Third street. She had suffered from a complication of ailments for two years, but she was usually up and around her duties, and the sudden fatal termination was not looked for by her family and friends.
     At seven o’clock last evening she was more than usually cheerful and retired in a happy frame of mind and inside of thirty minutes the spark of life was extinct.
     Deceased was born at Cannonsburg, Greenup county, Ky., the daughter of Ezra Jeffords Sr. and Eliza Van Bibben [sic], and came with her parents to Portsmouth, when she was two years old, and resided here ever after. August 15, 1844, she was joined in marriage to Stout Barklow, who became one of our most prominent citizens and died about three years ago. Six children were born of the union, only three of who are living, namely: William E., Margaret J. and Mrs. Agnes Roe. These three all reside at the old homestead. Deceased was the last of a family of fourteen children. Hon. Elza Jeffords, congressman, United States judge and well known Southern statesman, was a brother. He died suddenly in Vicksburg, a few years ago. Ezra Jeffords of East Eight street, and Josiah Jeffords of the West Side are cousins of the deceased.
     A peculiarity of Mrs. Barklow’s death was the fact the its occurrence was just ten days short of her 76th birthday anniversary, while her husband died twelve days before the 76th milestone was reached.
     She was a member of the Christian church and had been for many years. She was prominent for piety and beloved by all for her good works and kind disposition. She possessed a remarkable memory, and was authority upon many matters connected with the early history of the city and county. She was of bright and cheerful disposition, and will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends. She came of the best of pioneer stock. Her grandfather was Ezra Sherman, a relative of General Sherman and Senator John Sherman. This was on her fathers’ side. On this side of her mother she came from the Vanbibbers, the famous iron masters of early Kentucky.
     The funeral will take place from the house Wednesday at two p.m. standard time. Elder George P. Taubman will conduct the exercises.

Sarah W. Barklow – See Sarah W. Delaney (Mrs. William Delaney)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Feb. 4, 1898
Death Claims One of the Oldest and Most Respected Citizens.
     Stout Barklow, Well Known by Almost Everyone in the City, Died Last Night at his Late Residence on East Third Street, after a Long Illness.
     Death continues to make inroads upon our old citizens. Another one has been called to answer the final summons, and to this call one of our best known citizens was compelled to yield. The familiar figure of Stout Barklow will no more be seen upon our streets. This makes sixteen of our old citizens who have been called to the great beyond this winter.
     St. Leger Caud Stout Barklow, familiarly known as "Stout" Barklow, died at the Barklow residence on East Third street last night at the age of seventy-six. The deceased was born in Greenup county, Ky., near the old Enterprise furnace, February 15th, 1829. At the age of five his parents moved to a farm opposite Sciotoville, the residence standing on the river bank. The flood of 1832 driving them to higher ground, a residence was erected nearer the hill. At the age of sixteen he came to Portsmouth an engaged in draying. Later he went into the Gaylord mill, becoming what is know as a "shingler." He soon became an expert a this work and followed it until the great gold excitement in California. During the days of the "Forty niners" he, with several others, purchased teams and a general outfit at this place and started overland for the gold fields of the far west. This at that time was a great undertaking. About six months was required to make the journey, encountering many hardships and dangers. He remained away about eighteen months when he returned by vessel. During the trip he was very successful, and had he remained he would no doubt have been one of the wealthiest men of the country. He owned and worked claims where now stands the city of San Francisco. He had pre-empted the land where the suburb of San Francisco, Oakland now stands. Here he expected to make his future home, improve the land in the best style and eventually move his family there. For some cause he thought best to come home, arriving here in 1852. He worked in the mill again for a short time, then returned to California, remaining there for several years, when he again returned to this city. During the war he was engaged in boating pig iron to Cincinnati and Louisville. He was the owner of the propellor, Brilliant, which burned in 1871, near Louisville.
     Mr. Barklow came from Revolutionary stock. His grandmother on the paternal side was born and raised at Princeton, New Jersey, and heard the thunder of Washington’s guns when he routed the British. His grandfather on his mother’s side was Job Foster, a Revolutionary soldier of considerable note.
     On August 15th, 1844, the deceased was married to Sarah Jane Jeffords. To them six children were born, three of whom are still living – William, Margaret Jane and Mrs. Agnes E. Roe. Mrs. Barklow also survives her husband. Mr. Barklow as an unusually strong man physically, being six feet three and one-half inches in height. Fourteen years of his live at different periods he has been on the police force of this city and was noted for his courage and close attention to duty.
     The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m., Sunday, Rev. Harp officiating.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1913
William Barklow
A man, whose brave deeds and honorable life will always remain green in the memory of his friends passed to his final reward Wednesday morning when death claimed William Barklow, one of the city’s best known residents. His death occurred at the family residence, 826 Third street and followed an extended illness caused by Bright’s Disease. Mr. Barklow was not any worse than he had been until last night when he suffered a sinking spell which soon ended in his death.
     When the steamer Pat Rogers burned to the water’s edge in 1874 Mr. Barklow was a passenger on the ill fated craft. At the risk of his own life he remained on the boat and saved many lives. So intent was he in saving his friends that he failed to realize that his own life was imperiled. He was compelled to leap into the river and swim ashore. Fifty persons lost their lives in the burning of this steamer and many of the older residents will recall with vividness the horror attending this holocaust. Mr. Barklow had $600 on currency on his person when he jumped into the river as the voracious flames closed in on him. The money was water-soaked but it was saved. He performed yeoman service in this tragic event and friends of Mr. Barklow always insisted that he saved no less than twenty lives in this awful disaster.
     Mr. Barklow was born in Portsmouth in 1847. He had never entered the state of matrimony. For the past seven years he had led a retired life. Prior to this he was for many years engaged in the coal business. He was a life long Democrat and always evinced much interest in the welfare of his party. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Margaret Barklow and Mrs. Agnes Roe, who are at home.
     Mr. Barklow was a splendid, straightforward citizen. He was a man who practiced honesty in his every day life and his taking off will be deeply regretted.
     The funeral services will be conducted from the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. C. S. Brooks and interment will be made in Greenlawn.

Ashland Daily Independent, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002
Bessie Barney
     Bessie Ratliff Barney, 93, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Greenup, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, in Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee.
     She was born June 25, 1909, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Artie Ratliff.
     She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Okeechobee.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Barney Sr.; one son, Matthew Barney; two daughters, Irene Coffee and Deloris Barney; and one grandson, Avery Tolliver.
     Surviving are seven sons, Tom (Nancy) Barney of Raceland, Ky., Thurman Barney of Wurtland, Ky., Herman (Fay) Barney of Galion, Ohio, Henry (Nanda) Barney of Lloyd, Ky., Paul (Melva) Barney, Bobby (Miriam) Barney, and Johnny (Shirley) Barney, all of Okeechobee; three daughters, Bernice Tolliver of Greenup, Ky., Pauline Roberson of Okeechobee and Eva Arthur of Lexington, Ky.; 43 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Little Rosa Old Regular Baptist Church on Smith Branch at 11 a.m. by Elders Willis Tolliver and Sabral Combs. Visitation will be Friday at the church beginning at 4 p.m.
     Burial will be in Smith Branch Cemetery.
     Reed Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of arrangements.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Oct 25, 1976
     Wheelersburg – Mrs. Lillian Esther Barney, 77, of Logan, formerly of Wheelersburg, died Sunday night in Logan.
     A native of Scioto County, she was a retired sixth-grade teacher at Wheelersburg Elementary School and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church here.
     Her husband C. H. (Jake) Barney, died in 1963.
     Surviving are a son, John S. Barney of Waynesville, a brother, Raymond Smith of Cincinnati; three sisters, Mrs. Leonore Cross of Lucasville, Mrs. Lorraine Staker, 7476 Ohio River Rd., Sciotoville, and Mrs. Lorena Fisher of Wheelersburg, Rt. 2, and six grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Rev. T. Edward Hodding officiating. Interment is to be in the church cemetery under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home here.
     There is to be no visitation.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1988
     Charles Lase Bear, 53, of Niles, died Friday at a Warren hospital.
     A native of Scioto County and an employee of Davis Can Co., in Solon, he was member of the Church of the Nazarene in Levittsburg.
     Surviving are his wife Louise McCleese Bear, at home, Anthony Wayne Bear of Mansfield, and Kevin Bear of Niles; a daughter Rhonda Bear, at home; his mother Roxie Horsley Bear of North Moreland; three brothers, Harve Bear of Sciotoville, Larry Bear of Warren and James Elwood Bear of Hilliard; two sisters, Rita Robinette of Columbus and Sharon Stevens of Friendship; and four grandchildren.
     Service is Monday at Halls Funeral Home in Warren.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, June 18, 1974
Dee Bear
New Boston – Dee Bear, 60, of 4136 Monroe St., New Boston, was dead on arrival at Scioto Memorial Hospital at 7:10 p.m. Monday.
     He was a retired employe of Empire – Detroit Steel. A native of Greenup County, Ky., he attended New Boston Nazarene Church, was a member of the Men’s Bible Class and United Steelworkers Union, Local 2116.
     He is survived by his wife, Doris Warnock Bear, two sons, Darrell of Lucasville, Rt. 2, and Terry of Oxon, Md., three daughters, Mrs. Faye Cooper of New Albany, Mrs. Fern Lang of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Freda Vogelsong of Sciotoville Rt. 4, his mother, Mrs. Emma Smith Bear; two brothers, Elwood of Sciotoville Rt. 4, and Matt of Garrison, Ky., Rt. 1; and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Jordon of Sciotoville Rt. 4; Mrs. Dayphne Duncan of Valley St., and Mrs. Mary Madden of Columbus.
     Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at New Boston Nazarene Church, with Rev. Joseph Pottenger officiating. Burial will be in Flora Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at Pennington Funeral Home after 7 tonight and until 11 a.m. Thursday when the body will be moved to the church.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, July 28, 1975
     New Boston. – Mrs. Emma R. Bear, 88, of 1702 Terrace Ave., North Moreland, was dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Sunday morning after long illness.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., and a member of Brushart Christian Church, she was preceded death by her husband, Lafe Bear, in 1945.
     Surviving are two sons, Elwood of Sciotoville Rt. 2 and Matthew of Big Leatherwood, Ky.; three daughters, Mrs. Daphne Duncan, 1700 Valley St., Mrs. Gertrude Jordon of Sciotoville, Rt. 4 and Mrs. Mary Madden of Chillicothe; two brothers, Lewis Smith of Wheelersburg and Morris Smith of Greenup; two sisters., Mrs. Elizabeth Billups of Tipp City and Mrs. Margaret Bennett, 1123 Rosemount Rd.; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home here, with Rev. Wilford Maddox officiating. Burial is to be in Everman Cemetery in Carter County, Ky.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.
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Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 28, 1976
     Greenup, Ky. – Edward Bertram, 72, of Garrison Rt. 1, was pronounced dead on arrival at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital near Russell at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Death was attributed to natural causes.
     A native of Greenup County, he was a retired farmer.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Mae Rister Bertram; five sons, Louis Edward Bertram, at home, and Billy, Jim, Wesley and Don Bertram, all of Garrison Rt. 1, six daughters, Mrs. Hazel Rhoden and Mrs. Myrtle Madden, both of Garrison Rt. 1, Mrs. Clotine Madden of Mansfield, Ohio, Mrs. Garnet Wilburn of Grayson Rt. 3, Mrs. Annie Rose Howard of Piketon, Ohio, and Mrs. Bernice Norton of California; two brothers, Grover and John Wesley Bertram, both of Garrison Rt. 1, 60 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Arrangement are pending at J. B. Wright Funeral Home here

Portsmouth Daily Times, June 20, 2000
Lawrence Joseph Bihl, 91, of Franklin Furnace, died Tuesday June 20, 2000, at Greenbriar Convalescent Center of Wheelersburg. He was born March 11, 1909, in Wheelersburg, a son of the late Charles Fredrick Bihl & Paulena Simon Bihl.
     He was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church of Wheelersburg & the Men's Club, past president of the former Holy Name Society, a member of St. Peter's Over 55 Club, a member, past president & board member of the Scioto County Farm Bureau, & a member of the former Wheelersburg Farm Bureau Council. He was a past president of the former Shorthorn Breeders Association. He was the recipient of the 1967 Farmer of the Year Award from the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
     He is survived by his wife, Agnes Sommer Bihl, whom he married November 14, 1934, in Portsmouth; 2 daughters, Mary Agnes McDavid & Kathi Denise Cartee, both of Franklin Furnace; 1 brother, Albert Bihl of Washington Court House; 8 grandchildren; & 5 greatgrandchildren. He also was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Rosemary & Elizabeth Bihl; 1 son, Fredrick Joseph Bihl; & 3 brothers, Charles, Louis, & Paul Bihl. Services will be held at 11 a.m.
     Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wheelersburg, with the Rev. Peter Gideon & the Rev. William Patterson officiating, & interment in St. Peter's Cemetery. Friends may call at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, with rosary at 8 p.m. Friday.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, March 30, 1970
Louis F. Bihl
     Funeral services are to be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Wheelersburg for Louis Frederick Bihl, 58, of Wheelersburg, Rt. 2
     The farmer died Saturday at Mercy Hospital, where he had been a patient for two weeks.
     Bihl, a Wheelersburg native was a member of the Farm Bureau, St. Peter’s Catholic Church and it Holy Name Society.
     Surviving are four brothers, Charles of Wheelersburg, Rt. 1, Lawrence of Franklin Furnace, Paul of West Union and Albert of Washington Court House.
     Rev. T. Edward Hopping is to officiated at services, with burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
     Friends my call at Harrison Funeral Home, where wake services and recitation of the rosary are planned at 8 tonight.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, March 2, 2004
Raymond Bihl, 90
     Raymond Joseph Bihl, 90, of Wheelersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at River Bend House.
     He was born March 27, 1913, in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Andrew Joseph Bihl and Elizabeth Thieken Bihl. He was a former partner in Andrew Bihl Sons Farms.
     Surviving are four daughters, Katherine Ann (Roger) Holbrook, Christine Elizabeth (John) Danner, Donna Sue (Tim) Conley and Linda Lou (Lawrence) Burgess; one brother, Elmer (Ruth) Bihl; sister-in-law, Mildred Bihl; nine grandchildren, Kimberly (Christopher) Koenig, John Danner Jr., Amy Danner, Jeff (Amanda) Holbrook, Heather Conley, Nathaniel Conley, Rebecca Conley, Jeremy Burgess and Sarah Burgess; four great-grandchildren, Kai Mutter, Torin Conley, Caroline Koenig and Margo Koenig; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Edward, and one sister, Christine Clark.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St Peter in Chains Church in Wheelersburg, with the Rev. Peter Gideon officiating. Burial will be in the St. Peter in Chains Cemetery. Friends may call at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg on Wednesday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, March 4, 2004
Raymond Bihl, 90
     Raymond Joseph Bihl, 90, of Wheelersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at River Bend House.
     He was born March 27, 1913, in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Andrew Joseph Bihl and Elizabeth Thieken Bihl. He was a former partner in Andrew Bihl Sons Farms.
     He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Ann Stockner Bihl, who died Nov. 17, 1947 and his second wife, Thelma Irene Bolton McCowen Bihl who died Sept. 24, 2003.
     Surviving are four daughters, Katherine Ann (Roger) Holbrook, Christine Elizabeth (John) Danner, Donna Sue (Tim) Conley and Linda Lou (Lawrence) Burgess; one brother, Elmer (Ruth) Bihl; sister-in-law, Mildred Bihl; nine grandchildren, Kimberly (Christopher) Koenig, John Danner Jr., Amy Danner, Jeff (Amanda) Holbrook, Heather Conley, Nathaniel Conley, Rebecca Conley, Jeremy Burgess and Sarah Burgess; four great-grandchildren, Kai Mutter, Torin Conley, Caroline Koenig and Margo Koenig; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Edward, and one sister, Christine Clark.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 4, 2004, at 11 a.m. at St Peter in Chains Church in Wheelersburg, with the Rev. Peter Gideon officiating. Burial will be in the St. Peter in Chains Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, July 3, 1985
     South Shore, Ky. – Arnold R. Billups Sr., 89, of South Portsmouth Route 1, died Tuesday at South Shore Manor Nursing Home after a long illness.
     A native of Putnam County, W. Va., he was a retired schoolteacher, farmer and furniture dealer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Ramey Billups, in 1984.
     Surviving are three sons, Eugene of Waverly, Ohio, Archie of Wichita, Kan., and Arnold Jr. of Alice, Texas; three daughters, Ellen Blankenship of South Shore, Fern Fleck and Edith Lowdenback, both of South Portsmouth; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service is to be 11 a.m. Friday at Roberson Funeral Home here, with the Rev. Harley Johnson officiating. Interment is to be in Sunset Cemetery at Quincy.
     Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until the hour of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 17, 1946
Calvin D. Billups
Following a four week illness, Calvin D. Billups, 80, died Wednesday afternoon at his home at South Shore.
     Born April 10, 1866, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late David and Jane Ellis Billups. He was married twice. In 1884, he claimed Miss Mary Cyrus as his bride and they located in Kentucky in 1900.
     Surviving besides his widow, Mrs. Ann Lenegar Billups, to who he was wed in 1922, he leaves two sons by the previous marriage, Artie of (Brushart questionable word) and Arnold of South Portsmouth; a sister, Dosia Ellis of South Charleston; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Abendschein, at home; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The body is at Roberson funeral home, where the funeral will be conducted at 12 noon Friday by Rev. Denbo Smith. Burial will be in Logan cemetery, Zion hill.

Clara M. Billups - See Clara M. Logan (Mrs. Hiram Otho Logan)

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1984
     Wheelersburg – David Thomas Billups, 83, of Dogwood Ridge, Wheelersburg Rt. 5, Died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital.
     A Hurricane, W.Va. native, a member of Porter Township Over 55 Club and Wheelersburg Baptist Church, he was a retired Norfolk & Western Railway car repairman.
     Preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Ratcliff Billups, in 1979, he is survived by three sons, Donald of Indianapolis, Harold Billups of Athens, and Gary of Norwood Ave., Wheelersburg Rt. 5, and four grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Friday at Harrison Funeral Home, with Rev. Max McCullough and Rev. Francis Green officiating and interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday. (Unreadable) Charity is the church memorial fund.

Ellen Billups - See Ellen D. (Billups) Hamilton

The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1979
     Mrs. Mabel Billups, 71, of 1325 Dogwood Ridge Rd., Wheelersburg, Rt. 5, died Friday at an Athens hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack while visiting a son.
     A native of Greenup county, she was a member of Wheelersburg Baptist Church, Wheelersburg Lodge 516 Eastern Star and White Shrine.
     Surviving are her husband, David Thomas Billups; three sons, Donald of Indianapolis, Ind., Harold (Skip) of Athens and Gary of Norwood Ave, Wheelersburg, Rt. 5; tow brothers, James Willard Ratcliff of Cincinnati and Earl Morris Ratcliff of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarise Logan of Lucasville, Rt. 2 and Mrs. Flora Middaugh of Mansfield and four grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Monday at Harrison Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard L. Sumner officiating, and interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Eastern Star services are planned at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Sunday, with White Shrine services immediately following.

Mary Elizabeth Billups - See Mary Elizabeth Wolfe (Mrs. Nevel Wolfe)

Mintie Blankenship - See Mintie Liles (Mrs. Henry W. Liles)

 Janey Melissa Blevins - See Janey Melissa Van Bibber (Mrs. John Wesley Van Bibber)

Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe, Ohio, November 21, 2003
     Sandra "Sandy" K. Bliss, 42, of Williamsport, died at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2003, in University Hospitals, following an extended illness.
     She was born February 26, 1961, in Columbus, to Robert and Virginia Bennett Arthurs. Sandy is survived by her mother of Yellowbud; fiancé, Tim Scott, of Williamsport; children, Carla L. (Michael) Mascara, of Chillicothe, Susan K. (Kyle Beechler) Bliss, of Frankfort, and Catherine M. (Nathan) Thatcher, of Williamsport; grandchildren, Zachary Bliss, Jessyca Mascara and Mackenzie Thatcher; sister, Kathy (Sonny) Madden, of Yellowbud; brothers, Paul (Diane Hoops) Arthurs and Robert Jr. (Kim) Arthurs, all of Yellowbud and Timothy (Amy) Arthurs, of Chillicothe; several nieces, nephews, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins; and her loving dogs Butch, Duke and Lady. She was predeceased by her father.
     She was a former driver for Pickaway County Community Action.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2003, in Ware Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Springbank Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Ware's from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (today).

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Dec. 27, 1948
James R. Bloomfield
     Vanceburg, Dec. 27 – James R. Bloomfield, 72, died at his home at Laurel Point Sunday at 4:30 p.m. of a heart attack.
     He was a member of the Christian Church and a son of the late Ruben and Polly Bloomfield, natives of Lewis County.
     Surviving are his wife Mary (several words are unreadable) Mrs. Ola Nolan and Mrs. Flossie Bryant of Camp Dix, Roy and Kelly of Bucyrus, Mrs. Myrtle Howard of Harris, Mrs. Jesse Logan of Fitch and Clyde of Laurel Point.
     The body may be viewed at the residence. Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church at Laurel Point. Rev. John Maggard will officiate and burial will be in Laurel Point Cemetery under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home.

Nancy Lenora Boggs - See Nancy L. Logan (Mrs. Lawrence M. Logan)

Minnie Bold – See Minnie Vanbibber (Mrs. Maruice Hill Van Bibber)

Martha Bond – See Martha Zornes (Mrs. Willard A. Zornes)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Feb. 21, 1983
Veteran's FlagBoyle
     Wheelersburg—Coulter Richard Boyle Jr., 63, of 8523 Green St., was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Scioto Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack at home.
     A native of Portsmouth, he was a World War II veteran and a retired general yardmaster for the Norfolk & Western Railway.
     He was a member of the Wheelersburg United Methodist Church, Western Sun Masonic Lodge, Portsmouth Elks Lodge and James Dickey Post American Legion.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Jane Adams Boyle; a son, Coulter Richard Boyle III of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter Sandra Fultz of Wheelersburg and four grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Daehler Funeral Home, with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens after graveside military rites.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and Tuesday. Masonic services are planned Tuesday night at the funeral home. The family’s favorite charity is the Scioto County Cancer Society

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Apr. 5, 1985
     Martha Jane Adams Boyle, 64, of Wheelersburg, died Thursday at Scioto Memorial Hospital.
     A native of Portsmouth, she was member of Wheelersburg United Methodist Church and Wheelersburg Chapter Eastern Star.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Coulter Richard Boyle Jr., in 1983.
     Surviving are a son, Coulter Richard Boyle III of Ashland, Ky.; a daughter Sandra Fultz of Wheelersburg; a brother, Joseph Adams of Portsmouth, and four grandchildren.
     Funeral service is to be at 11 a.m. Monday at Daehler Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Messer officiating, and interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Ona Braden - See Ona Braden Smith (Mrs. Duncan Smith)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1996
Willard Brickey Sr., 68, musician
     Willard Lake Brickey Sr., 68, of Columbus, a former West Portsmouth resident, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 1996, at a Columbus nursing home.
     Born April 16, 1928, in Portsmouth, a son of the late Nelson Preston Brickey and Laura Smith Brickey, he was a musician and barber.
     Surviving are his wife, Joyce Qualls Brickey; two sons, Willard Lake Brickey Jr. of Columbus and David Brickey, at home; two daughters, Betsy Brickey and Susie Brickey, both of Columbus; two brothers, Alva Deek Brickey and Nelson Preston Brickey Jr., both of West Portsmouth; four sisters, Naomi Fife and Mary Lou Turner of Portsmouth, Wynona Brickey of West Portsmouth and Iona Brickey of New Boston; and several nephews and nieces.
     He also was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Brickey.
     Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Indianola Church of Christ, 2141 Indianola, Columbus. Arrangements are under the direction of Schoedinger Funeral Home, 229 East State Street, Columbus. Interment in Union Cemetery in Columbus.

Madlyn Gertrude Bronson – See Madlyn Gertrude Stamper – (Mrs. Lincoln Stamper)

Della Brown - See Della Frazie (Mrs. Nathan Grover Frazee)

Edna Brown - See Edna Conley (Mrs. Edward Conley)

Portsmouth Time, Oct. 3, 1940
     Isaac Brown, aged 42, of Portsmouth died at noon Monday at Portsmouth Hospital following an illness of eight months.
     He was admitted a week ago to the hospital.
     He was born July 27, 1898 in Lewis Co. Ky. A son of Moses and Marm Brown. He was a farmer and had lived most of his life in Scioto Co.
     Surviving are his brother and six sisters. Thomas Brown, Mrs. Bell Stegal, Miss Lizzie Brown, Mrs. Mary Patan, Mrs. Anna Lowder, Mrs. Martha Culver and Mrs. Susie Arnold.
     Funeral was held Wed. and burial in Greenlawn Cemetery

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, May 22, 2000
Jewell Brown, 87
     Jewell E. Green Brown, 87, of Portsmouth, a former Adams County resident, died Monday May 21, 2000 at Heartland of Portsmouth.
     She was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Floyd Green and Elizabeth Davis Green. She was a member of Central Church of Christ of Portsmouth and a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis W. Brown, April 16, 1967. Surviving are five daughters, Fay Kamer of West Portsmouth, Ivory Brown and Marcelline McGlone both of Portsmouth, Geneva Stout of Winchester and Wilma Riddell of Hillsboro; a nephew who she raised, Lewis Ruggles of McDermott; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Oren, Frank, Denver and Arthur Green; and two sisters Rutha Dummitt and Gertrude Smith.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Dennis Dawes and Andrew Dawes ministers, officiating, and graveside services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cherry Fork Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, 1956
Mrs. Jarvey Brown
     Funeral services for Mrs. Lucinda Brown, 75, of 2961 Walnut St., were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Emrick Funeral Home.
     Mrs. Brown died early Tuesday at Smith-Everett Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 28. She had been ill since last June, and death was attributed to complications.
     She was the wife of Jarvey Brown, whom she married Jan. 22, 1921.
     Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 17, 1881 in Greenup County, a daughter of the George and Sarah Greenslate, both of whom preceded her in death.
     Beside her husband, Mrs. Brown is survived by a stepdaughter, Mrs. Minnie Scaggs of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister Mrs. Ida Gordon of Hinkley Hollow; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Besides her parents, Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
     She was a member of the Methodist Church.
     Rev. John Adkins was to officiate at services. Interment was to be in Sunset Cemetery at Quincy.
     Pallbearers were to be Ralph Frazie, Russell Frazie, Virgil Frazie, Clemet Day and Owen Belcher.

Portsmouth Times, April 18, 1967
Lewis W. Brown
     Seaman, Ohio – Funeral services for Lewis W. Brown, 67, of Seaman, are to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Lawshee Church of Christ.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., he died Sunday in Adams County Hospital at West Union.
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jewell Brown; his mother, Mrs. Minerva Brown of Sciotoville; five daughters, Fay Kamer of Portsmouth Rt. 4, Miss Ivory Brown, Mrs. Geneva Stout and Mrs. Wilma Riddell all of Seaman, and Mrs. Marcelline McGlone of Savannah, Ga.; three brothers, Fred Brown of Peebles, Jarvey Brown of Winchester and Woodrow Brown of Portsmouth and five sisters, Mrs. Virgie Madden of Columbus, Mrs. Icy Riddlebarger of Lucasville, Mrs. Flora Hill of Wheelersburg and Mrs. Leota Ruth of New Boston.
     Interment is to be in Cherry Fork Cemetery, under direction of Lewis Funeral Home here.
     Friends may call at the Brown residence.
     From the Memorial Obituary: Pall bearers are Carl Copas, Cread Brown, Wayne Garrison, Raymond Newman, Dan Miller and Dick Middleton.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1938
Grandmother of 91 Passes Away Here
Mrs. Marm Brown, 80, Great grandmother of 92
     Mrs. Marm S. Brown, 80, of 3027 Gallia street, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Susie Arnold, at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday following a lingering illness of infirmatives. Mrs. Brown was born April 22, 1858 in Morgan county, Ky., a daughter of Thomas Owen and Katherine Eulett Brown. She was married to Moses Brown in 1875 at Catlettsburg. Mr. Brown died Feb. 9, 1922.
     There were 15 children born to this union, seven of whom precede their parents in death. The following children survive, Thomas Brown and Mrs. Belle Stigall of Michigan, Mrs. Mary Jane Payton of Pond Creek, Mrs. Martha Culver of New Boston, Mrs. Lizzie Stigall of Wisconsin, Mrs. Anna Lowder of Greenup county, Isaac Brown of New Richmond and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Preston of Jackson county also survive. Mrs. Brown leaves 91 grandchildren and 92 great-grandchildren.
     During the Civil war the family located at Hecla Furnace, Lawrence county, where Mrs. Brown lived until the time of her marriage. She then moved to Rocky Fork, Scioto county. Mrs. Brown had lived in various places in Scioto county since the death of her husband. At the age of 8 she became a member of the Baptist church.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Windel-Howland funeral parlors with Rev. Jackson in charge. Burial will be in Greenlawn. The body is at the home of the daughter, 3027 Gallia street, but will be returned to the funeral parlors Thursday at 11 a.m.

Minerva Susan Brown - See Minerva Susan Colley (Mrs. Oliver Brown, Mrs. Archabald Horner, Mrs. Ezra Royster, Mrs. Edward Colley)

Ruie Brown – See Ruie Danner (Mrs. Harlan Danner)

Virgie Brown – See Virgie Madden (Mrs. Harvy Dillard Madden)

Greenup News-Times, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001
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Woodrow Brown
     Woodrow W. Brown, 83, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, died Friday, Aug 17 in Southern Ohio Medical Center at Portsmouth.
     Mr. Brown was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Greenup County, a son of the late Oliver and Minerva Brown. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Wilma Walters, Janet Brown and Hazel Brown.
     He was a World War II Navy veteran and was retied from Doxol Bottled Gas of Portsmouth.
     Surviving are his wife, Irene Underwood Brown, two daughters, Brenda Holbrook of Stout, Ohio and Peggy McGraw of Portsmouth, two sons, Gary Brown of Wheelersburg and Woodrow Brown Jr. of New Boston, Ohio, a sister Flora Hill of Columbus, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore. Burial was in Vernon Cemetery at South Webster, Ohio.
     Military graveside services were conducted by members of American Legion Post 471 of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Times, Friday, Mar. 1975
     Wheelersburg – Arrie Everett Bryant, 74, of Garden City, Wheelersburg Rt. 3, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Scioto Memorial Hospital in Portsmouth.
     A Native of Greenup County, Ky., he had lived in the Wheelersburg area since 1928. He was a retied employee of Detroit Steel Corp., a member of the Garden City Freewill Baptist Church, United Steelworkers Union Local 2116 and was a former Porter Township trustee, serving for 12 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alva Bloomfield Bryant; a son Herald Dean Bryant 8530 Gallia St.; a daughter Mrs. Mildred Adams of Lincoln Park, Mich; four sisters, Mrs. Rose Hicks of Ecorse, Mich; Mrs. Lizzie Kegley of Ashland, Ky., Mrs. Peggy Napper of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Octova Damron of Santa Barbara, Calif.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Harrison Funeral Home, with Rev. Oral Maggard officiating. Interment is to be in Wheelersburg Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, July 24, 1947
Mrs. Martha Bryant
     Mrs. Martha Bryant, 70, of Wheelersburg passed away Wednesday afternoon in Mercy hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage.
     Born April 8, 1877, in Floyd co., Ky., she was a daughter of William and Betty Ratliff.
     Her survivors include the following children Arrie Bryant of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Charles Kegley of Greenup, Mrs. Rosie Hicks of Scioto trail, Dewran Bryant of Portsmouth rt. 3 and Marco Bryant address unknown; a sister, Mrs. Mary Osborn of Floyd co.; two brothers, Marion Ratliff of Floyd co. and Jack Ratliff of Wheelersburg, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Valley Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Turner will officiated. Burial will be in old Wheelersburg cemetery. The body is at McCurdy & Scott funeral home where it may be viewed until Friday afternoon. Then it will be taken to the home of Arrie Bryant in Wheelersburg and will remain until time for the church rites.

Lewis County Herald, unknown date
Mrs. Sena Bryant
     Mrs. Sena Dyer Bryant, 89, died Sunday May 2, 1982 at the Grant Hosptial in Columbus, Ohio.
     She was a resident of Canal Winchester, Ohio and formerly lived in Lewis County. Mrs. Bryant was the widow of Hiram Bryant who died in 1955. She was born in Lewis County, Sept. 3, 1892, a daughter of the late Larken and Sarah Gilliam Dyer.
     Surviving are a son, William Bryant, Reynoldsburg, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Giles and Mrs. Eileen Boyer, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Violet Brown, Quincy and Mrs. Hilda St. Clair, Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Meryl Dyer, Emerson and Earl Dyer, South Carolina; a sister; Mrs. Ruby Burchett, Emerson; 15 grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
     Services were held at the Bryant Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Ginn officiating at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Burial was in the Mosby Cemetery at Camp Dix.

Oney-Henderson Funeral Home Obituary, Wednesday, 13 October 2004
     Mary Frank Arthurs Buckler, age 65 of Vanceburg, KY died Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at her residence.
     Mrs. Buckler was born July 12, 1939 in Carter Co, KY, a daughter of the late John and Iva Jordan Arthurs. She was a homemaker and attended the James Chapel Church in Olive HIll. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Buckler, Sr.; 1 son, John Buckler, Jr.; 2 brothers, Harry R. Arthurs and Robert Arthurs.
     Surviving are 3 sons, David Bucker, Michael Buckler, Rick Buckler all of Vanceburg; 2 daughters, Nancy Gray of Shrieve, Ohio; Rebecca Cox of Gatlingburg, Tennessee; 4 brothers, Hubert Arthurs, John Larry Arthurs, both of Circleville, Ohio, Denny Arthurs, George Arthurs both of Columbus, Ohio; 2 sisters, Margaret Osborne of London, Ohio and Fayer Arthurs of New Port, Tennessee. 19 grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren.
     In addition to these survivors, Mary leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
     Funeral: Friday, October 15, 2004 at 2p.m. at Oney-Henderson Funeral home; officiated by Rev. Bob Buckler and Rev. Gene Buckler. Burial will follow in the Tackett-Buckler Cemetery, Olive Hill, KY.
     Visitation after 6 p.m. today, all day tomorrow and until time of the funeral Friday at the Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill.

Ashland Daily Independent Online, Thursday, June 19, 2003
Karen Burchett
     Karen Roseberry Burchett, 61, of Olive Hill, died Wednesday, June 18, in the University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.
     She is survived by her husband, Charles Burchett.
     The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, June 20, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Flat Fork Road in Olive Hill.
     Friends may call after 6 p.m. today, and anytime before services on Friday at the funeral home.

The Russell Times, Russell, Greenup County, Kentucky, Friday, December 20, 1918, Volume XI, Number 8, Page 5
Deaths Harvest
     George W. Burgess, aged 41 years, one of Russell's best known and popular citizens, died last Saturday afternoon after a short illness of bronchial pneumonia following influenza.
     Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Rev. Carey officiating, and the remains were taken to Ashland for burial, under the direction of Carman Bros.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Jan. 23, 1981
Veteran's Flag
     Ross J. Burgess, 55, of 1619 Franklin Ave., died Thursday in a Chillicothe hospital.
     A native of Portsmouth, he was a World War II Navy veteran and a construction worker.
     Surviving are a son, Stephen R. of Wilmington; a daughter, Miss Joni Burgess of New Vienna; his mother, Mrs. Ethel Logan Burgess, with whom he resided; three half brothers, Joe R. Phelps of Wheeling, W. Va., and Ronald and Jim Burgess, both of Cocaa Beach, Fla.; two half sisters, Mrs. Carol Vice, 1322 Rosemount Rd., and Mrs. Marsha Phipps of McDermott Rt. 2, and two grandsons.
     Services are planned at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, with Roy Scarem, minister, officiating, and interment in Logan Cemetery at Warnock, Ky.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
     James Dicky Post American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1947
Mrs. Esther Burns
     GREENUP, Nov. 17 – Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Burns, 60, wife of Dudley Burns who died at 9 a.m. Saturday at her home in the Leatherwood community of a heart attack, were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Brushart church. Rev. Benbo (sic., Denbo) Smith was to officiate.
     Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Etta Skeens and Mrs. Luemna Lambert of the Brushart community and Mrs. Willard Riffe of Wurtland and Mrs. Pauline Claxon of Samaria, and two sons, Lloyd and Carl Burns of Brushart.
     Burial was to be in Green Cemetery under the direction of Riggs-Sammons funeral home.
[Editor’s note: This is actually Hester (Green) Burns; daughter of Francis Marion and Rhoda Lynda (Parsons) Green.]

The Wellston Sentinel, Wellston OH, Tuesday 29 Apr 1958
     Edward, son of Manlis and Elizabeth Loar Bush, was born in Greenup County, Kentucky July 27, 1888 and passed from this life to his eternal reward Thursday, April 17, 1958 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles McClaskey of Wheelersburg, Ohio. His death came rather unexpectedly even though he had been failing in health for the past two years. Mr. Bush's age at death was 69 yrs., 8 mos., and 21 days.
     He was united in marriage to Minnie Kotcamp, who preceded him in death five years ago and to this union the following children were born, who survive his passing, Stanley and Cleatus of Wellston Rt. 3, Thomas of Ewington Rt., Mrs. Evelyn Boyer of Atwater, Ohio, Mrs. Charles McClaskey, Wheelersburg, Mrs. Kathryn Erwin of Seffner, Fla. A step-son, Raleigh Sexton, of Hamden also survives as do twenty-two grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren besides other more distant relatives and friends.
     Mr. Bush had been a resident of Wellston Rt. 3 for the past 33 years and will be greatly missed in this vicinity. He was a retired timber worker.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, June 15, 1971
Manlius Bush
Manlius Albert Bush, 73, of 3154, Gallia St. died Monday at home.
     A native of Kentucky, he was retied Detroit Steel Corp. empolye.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nettie Frazee Bush, three sons, Elva and Earl both of Lockbourne; five daughters, Mrs. Gertie Madden of Garrison, Ky., Mrs. Ethel Lawhun and Mrs. Emma Adkins, both of Lockbourne, and Mrs. Cathleen Howard and Mrs. Nellie Hiles both of Columbus; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Pennington Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Smith officiating. Interment is to be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Shirley Bush – See Shirley Logan (Mrs. Clyde Logan)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Dec. 24, 1932
Barbara Butler
Barbara Jane Butler, months’ old daughter of J. Edward and Alma Jeffords Butler of Twenty-second street, died at a.m. Saturday of complications. She had not been in the best of health since birth. Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Martha Jane and Eleanor.
     The body was removed to Lynn funeral home pending full arrangements.
[Barbara Butler is buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth, OH; bel]

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Aug. 18, 1952
Moses Butler
     Vanceburg – Moses Butler, 80, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday at his home on Laurel, following several years’ illness.
     He was born in Lewis County May 12, 1872, a son of Dave and Margaret Smith Butler. His wife died two years ago.
     Mr. Butler was the father of 19 children, 13 of whom are living, and 81 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.. He was a member of the Church of God on Laurel for 50 years.
     Surviving children are Miss Opal Butler, Raymond and Ralph Butler and Mrs. Ardath Gillum, Fitch, Ky.; Noah Butler, Soldier; Mrs. Martha Day, Mrs. Rhoda McSweeney, Portsmouth; Mrs. Noah Richmond, Grassy; Mrs. Dorothy Smith, Mrs. Katie Pollitt and Mrs. Ethel Nolen, Vanceburg, and Mason and David Butler, Camp Dix.
     Mr. Butler also leaves a sister, Mrs. Anna Hilterbrant of Mansfield, and three brothers, George, Olive Hill, ; Howard, Morehead, and James, Greenbrier, W. Va.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the community hall at Laurel with burial in Gillum Cemetery under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home.
     Friends may call at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Sept. 23, 1993
Myrtle Butler, 87, Vanceburg resident
     Myrtle Lucy Butler, 87, of Vanceburg (Ky.) Health Care Center died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993, at a Morehead, Ky., hospital after a short illness.
     Born May 30, 1906, in Lewis County, Ky., a daughter of the late Marion Frances and Mary Henderson Howard, she as a member of the Bald Point (Ky.) Church.
     Preceded in Death by her husband, Sept. 30, 1982, she is survived by two sons, Raymond C. Butler of Camp Dix, Ky., and Charles M. Butler of Dublin, Ind.; six daughters, Lottie Dyer and Julia Logan both of Knightstown, Ind., Kathleen Falkner of Carter City, Ky., Christine Dyer of Vanceburg, Ky., Edith Rittenhour of Oceloa and Helen Richmond of Vanceburg Route 1; 37 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by a son, three brothers, a sister and three grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bald Point (Ky.) Church, with the Rev. John Jordan and the Rev. Ronnie Enix officiating, and interment in Bald Point.
     Friends may call at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Nancy Marylee Butler – See Nancy Marylee Butler Davis (Mrs. Stephen G. Davis)

Unknown Newspaper, Unknown Date
     Norman Roscoe Butler, age 70, of Rt. # 1, Vanceburg, KY., passed away Wednesday morning, October 15, 2003 at the residence of his daughter in Bucyrus, Ohio.
     Mr. Butler was born November 2, 1934 at Laurel, Kentucky and was a son of the late Mason and Mable Charleston Butler.
     He was a retired sanitation worker and was of the Freewill Baptist Faith.
     In addition to his parents Norman was preceded in death by a brother, Vinson Butler.
     Norman is survived by his wife of 41 years, Venus Dyer Butler. Four sons and daughters-in-law; Wayne and Terri Butler, Kenneth and Nanette Butler all of Republic, OH, Darrell Butler of Bucyrus, OH, Boyd and Kay Butler of Tiffin, OH.
     Two daughters and sons-in-law; Debra and Christopher Gase of Galion, OH., Norma and Steven Ulmer of Bucyrus, OH. Thirteen grandchildren; Jessica Butler, Justin Butler, Kenneth Butler, Jr., Jayson Butler, Toby Butler, Amber Butler, Charlotte Gase, Christa Gase, Carmen Gase, Samuel Ulmer, Lindsey Ulmer, Stephanie Ulmer and Abgail Ulmer. Five great-grandchildren. Four brothers and sisters-in-law; Lonnie and Charlotte Butler of Sheffield Lake, OH; Noah and Betty Butler of Flemingsburg, KY., Forest and Evelyn Butler, Hansel and Carolyn Butler all of Vanceburg, KY. Three sisters and brothers-in-law; Rosetta and Leonard Corns of Vanceburg, KY., Imogene and Dale Richmond of Emerson, KY, Barbara and Lowell Kitchen of London, KY. Sister-in-law, Sally Butler of Emerson, KY.
     Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the Upper Tygart Freewill Baptist Church in Olive Hill, KY, officiated by Bob Buckler and Gary Gilliam. Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery in Lewis County, KY.
     Friends may call after 5 p.m. at Globe Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to service Saturday at the Upper Tygart Freewill Baptist Church.
     Contributions may be made to Home Care Matters Hospice.

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