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Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1970
Mrs. Flossie Canter 
     Mrs. Flossie May Canter, 62, of 1307 Findlay St. died Tuesday in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus.
     The Garrison, Ky., native is survived by two sons, Herbert Ray of Columbus and George Gene of Cleveland; a daughter Mrs. Fay Eilene Lemon of Cleveland; a sister, Mrs. Florence Horton, 1307 Findlay St.; and two grandchildren.
     Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Don Wolfe Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Foote officiating. Interment is to be in Firebrick, Ky., Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 tonight.

Portsmouth Times, Apr. 4, 1978
     VANCEBURG, Ky. – Mrs. Evia Carpenter, 67, of Vanceburg Rt. 1, died Monday in Mercy Hospital at Portsmouth, Ohio, after an apparent heart attack.
     A native of Lewis County, she was preceded in death by her husband, William.
     Survivors include a son, Charles of Bucyrus, Ohio; three stepsons, Bob and Que Carpenter of Vanceburg, and Nelson of Lucasville, Ohio; eight daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hobbs of Vanceburg, Mrs. Olive Hobbs, Mrs. Elizabeth McGlone and Mrs. Zonie Carpenter of Bucyrus, Mrs. Elvira Chinn of Ripley, Ohio, Mrs. Irene Cooley of Maysville, Mrs. Violet Thomas of Fremont, Ohio, and Mrs. Velverine Grasley of Cresline, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Josie Richmond of Laurel Point; four brothers, George Dyer of Vanceburg, Arnold of Bucyrus, Oscar of Carthage, Ind., and Robert of Nevada, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Shopes of Vanceburg, Rt. 1; 47 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be held Thursday at 1 p.m. a Dickerson Funeral Home here, with Rev. John Hamilton officiating, and burial in Hannable Cemetery on Vanceburg, Rt. 1.
     Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m.

Frances Ellen Carter – See Frances Ellen Shover (Mrs. Benjamin Franklin Shover)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Sunday, Apr. 25, 1993
Kenneth Carver, 62, Retired carpenter
     Kenneth Carver, 62, of Grayson, Ky., died Friday, Aril 23, 1993 at a Bellefonte, Ky., hospital.
     Born April 25, 1930, in Carter City, Ky., son of the late Rail and Vivian Zornes Carver, he was a self-employed retired carpenter.
     Survivors include his wife, Lillian Wolfe Carver, a son, Noah R. Bunner of Grayson; two stepsons, Al Bunner of Greenup, Ky., and David Bunner of Grayson; three daughters, Mrs. Robin Wolfe of Olive Hill, Ky., Mrs. Sheila O’Brian of Cleveland and Mrs. Sandra Nelson of Harver Town, Penn.; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Dreifus of Grayson; a brother, Dewey Carver of New Boston; a sister, Faye Incorvaia of California; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Carver.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky., with Brother Everette Wolfe Jr. officiating, and interment in Zornes-Carver Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Apr. 3, 1995
Walter Carver, 90, retired steelworker
     Walter Carver, 90, of Duck Run Road, Lucasville, died Sunday, April 2, 1995, at home.
     Born Sept. 16, 1904, in Lewis County, Ky., a son of the late Edward and Emma Grigsby Carver, he was retired from the former Empire-Detroit Steel Corporation and a member of Rush Free Baptist Church on Duck Run Road.
     Preceded in death by his first wife, Mayme Cyrus Carver, he is survived by his second wife, Agnes Ellis Carver, who he married Aug. 11, 1931, in Vanceburg, Ky.; three sons, Walter E. Carver and Jerry Carver, both of Portsmouth and Jack Carver of Pickerington; four daughters, Mrs. Tom (Virginia) Bennett of Reynoldsburg, Mrs. Willard (Sheila) Crabtree of Lucasville Route 1, Judy Conley of Sciotoville and Mrs. Gary (Linda) Cook of Lucasville Route 4; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by a son Bill Carver; a daughter, Bonnalene Carver; five brothers, Ned, Carl, James, John and Hubert Carver; two sisters, Mary Ferguson and Carrie Strickland; and 3 grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, with Philip Carver and Suter Hoople, ministers, officiating and interment in Rushtown Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before the services Wednesday.
     The family’s favorite charities are Hospice of Southern Ohio, 1248 Kinney’s Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, and Mount Hope Bible Camp, Mount Hope Road, Otway, Ohio 45657.

Florence Chamberlin - See Florence Schwamberger (Mrs. William Schwamberger)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Aug. 25, 2003
Mary Chandler, 64
     Mary Frances Chandler, 64, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, died Saturday, August 23, 2003, at home.
     Mary was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Francis and Frances Farren Schwamberger. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Haag. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
     Mary is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert Chandler, who she married July 12, 1958, at St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth.
     Their union brought forth five children; Regina Archibald and husband Patrick of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Monica Williams-TeVault and husband Greg of South Shore, Ky., Katrina Thayer and husband Michael of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Mark Chandler and wife Dru of Portsmouth, Ohio, Anglea Brewer and husband Tom of Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
     Mary’s love and pride for her grandchildren will be lovingly missed from each of their hearts, Jessica Thayer, Jacqueline Thayer, Shane Thayer, Shawn Williams, Ryan Archibald, Curtis Johnson, Clinton Brewer, Kayla Chandler, and Matthew Chandler. Also, surviving are three step-grandchildren, Kevin Archibald, Robert Archibald and Kristina Farmer.
     She is also survived by her brothers, James Schwamberger, of Portsmouth, Ohio, David Schwamberger of Baltimore, Ohio, Bernard Schwamberger of Fairborn, Ohio, William Schwamberger of Portsmouth, Ohio, Robert Schwamberger of Shawnee, Kan., Raymond Schwamberger of Portsmouth, Ohio; and sister Annette Evans of Coal Grove, Ohio.
     Mary attended School at St. Mary’s in Portsmouth and was in the first graduating class of 1956 from Notre Dame High School. She retired from the Scioto County Department of Job and Family Services where she was a proud member and greatly appreciated supporter of ASFME of which she served as their recording secretary up until her retirement.
     Mary is best remembered for always doing for and giving of herself for others. She had a love for working with children as a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. She coached softball and was an active 4-H Leader.
     She was an avid quilter and gardener that was seen in her beautiful arrangement of patterns and in the constant splash of colors seen everyday throughout the garden blooms.
     Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William Patterson officiating, and interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with recitation of Rosary at 8 p.m. at Melcher Funeral home in Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1986
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     Paul E. Chestnut, 60, of Columbus, died Sunday at a Columbus hospital.
     An estimating engineer for Schuler Inc., he was a Word Ward (sic.) II Navy veteran and a member of the James Dickey Post American Legion.
     Surviving are his wife, Lois Chestnut; two daughters, Mrs. Craig (Robin) Hewitt of Columbus and Mrs. Robert (Kellie) Fair of Houston, Texas; his parents, Vaughn and Dora Chestnut of Portsmouth; and three grandchildren.
     Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evans Funeral Home, 4171 East Livington Avenue, Columbus with the Rev. H. Thomas Wilson and Ben Buaumgardner officiating, and entombment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Josephine Chinn - See Josephine Chinn Wooten (Mrs. Arthur Lee Wooton)

Dora I. Choate - See Dora I. Grayham (Mrs. William Frank Grayham)

Ada Clark - See Ada Clark Logan (Mrs. Milford Wayne Logan)
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Tuesday, September 21, 1999
Harold Eugene Clark
SHEPHERD - Harold Eugene Clark, 79 of Shepherd, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Eagle Cliff Manor.
      The son of Dexter and Myrtle Clark, he was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Lucasville, Ohio. The oldest of 12 children, he was raised and educated in Lucasville as part of a farming family. He came to Huntley in 1938 to work at the CCC camp. After serving in the Air Force during WW II, he returned to Montana and ranched at Roscoe until moving to Shepherd in 1964 where he raised cattle and worked construction. He had worked for Barry O'Leary, Midland, and JTL, retiring at age 78 due to poor health.
     Harold was a member of AFL-CIO and the Cement Masons. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, having joined the church in 1969.
He married Carol Iverson, Dec. 13, 1973, in the Idaho Falls Temple.
     Survivors include his wife, Carol of Shepherd; five children, Mary of Billings, Jim of Shepherd, Nancy and Rachael of Bozeman and Keith Clark of Roscoe; two stepsons, Steve Walker of Las Vegas, and Scott Walker of Billings; three grandchildren, Rusty Clark of Roscoe, Jantzen Walker of Park City, and Michael Walker of Billings; and 10 brothers and sisters, Charles R., Herman E., Lois J. Kochert, Charles H., Donald E., Helen L. Flynn, Florabelle Weigler, Grover D., George R., all of Waverly, Ohio, and Russell S. of Redland, Calif.
     He was preceded in death by his son, Melvin; stepson, John Walker; and his brother, Carl.
     The family would like to extend their thanks to the 8th Ward Relief Society, the Bishopric and members, and friends in the Shepherd community. A very special thanks to Big Sky Hospice for their compassionate and competent care of Harold.
     Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Billings East Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1640 Broadmoor Drive, just off Wicks Lane. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m. in the Relief Society Room. Private interment will be held at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park. Simplicity Burial and Cremation Services has charge of arrangements.
     Memorials may be made to Big Sky Hospice.

J. M. Clark, son of John and Elizabeth Clark, was born near Smoky Valley Carter county Kentucky November 15, 1859; departed this life November 29, 1933, aged 74 years and 4 days. He was joined in matrimony to Mary Logan, daughter of John And Elizabeth Logan in February, 1995 (that's what it said, I'm not sure if meant 1895 or 1885). To this union was born two children, one dying at birth.
     He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, Mary Clark, a daughter Mrs. Oscar Lemaster, two granddaughters, Shirley H. and Avalon, O. Lemasters; three brother, J. J. and James Clark, Charters, Ky., and Frank Clark, Kinney, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. William Conliff, New Boston, Ohio and Lucinda Logan of Illinois. A number of nephews and nieces.
     Mr. Clark had been afflicted for a number of years with paralysis and other diseases. In the last year he had been very feeble, leaving his bed but very little. He was seriously ill about two weeks. Twenty-four hours before the final call, he gave the ones around him his request as to his burial place, etc., and said a number of time "I am going home to rest." With these words and the quiet way he passed away, we feel he found peace.
      The remains were laid to rest in Logan Cemetery November 30, Rev. Wm. Webb conducting the burial service. His passing away leaves a great vacancy in our homes. We wish to express our thanks to the friends, each and every one, that so kindly assisted in caring for him in his last days, death and burial. Wife and daughter Mrs. Mary Clark and Mrs. Oscar Lemaster.
[This is John Milton Clark; bel]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, Mar. 25, 1993
Lucy Clark
     Lucy M. Clark, 92, of Vanceburg (Ky.) Health Care Center, died Wednesday, March 24, 1993, at Southern Ohio Medical Center after a long illness.
     She was born March 14, 1901, in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Ishmeal and Mary Jane Gray Green.
     Surviving are a daughter, Dorene Willis of South Shore, Ky.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
     She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvan Royster, in 1956; second husband, Steve Johnson, in 1965; and her third husband, Alfred Clark in 1972.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg, Ky., with Elder Raymond Willis officiating, and interment in Soldier Cemetery at Garrison, Ky.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. until the services Friday.

Ashland Daily Independent Online, Sept. 7, 2003
Casey Jo Claxon
     Casey Jo Claxon, 24, of Oldtown, Ky., passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, in the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
     Casey was born Oct. 9, 1978, in Lawrence County, Ohio, a daughter of Phillip and Nancy Litteral Claxon of Oldtown.
     Casey was a student at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio.
     In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Amy Claxon of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandparents, Joan Evans Litteral of Argillite, Ky., and William Claxon of Oldtown.
     She was also preceded in death by two grandparents, Edward Litteral and Pauline Claxon.
     A graveside service for friends and family will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oldtown Cemetery by Terry Fyffe.
     Reed Funeral Home in Greenup is in charge of arrangements.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casey Jo Claxon Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community Trust Bank, Russell Branch, 970 Diederich Blvd., Russell, KY 41169.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, February 05, 2004
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William Claxon, 80
     William M. "Bill" Claxon, 80, of Oldtown, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at an Ashland, Ky., care center.
     He was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of the late Wesley and Margaret Stephens Claxon. He was an Army veteran.
     He also was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Burns Claxon.
     Survivors include sons, Gerald and Phillip Claxon; daughter, Barbara McKinney; brothers, Elmer and Lewis Claxon; four grandchildren; one step grandchild; three great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren.
     Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, with burial in Oldtown Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the funeral Friday at the funeral home.

Ashland Daily Independent Online, Thursday, February 05, 2004
William M. Claxon
     William M. "Bill" Claxon, 80, of Oldtown, Ky., died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
     Mr. Claxon was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Greenup County, Ky., a son of the late Wesley and Margaret Stephens Claxon.
     He was a retired carman with CSX, was a farmer, was a U.S. Army veteran, attended Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Oldtown, and was active in the Democratic Party.
     He was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Burns Claxon; a granddaughter, Casey Jo Claxon; three brothers, Thomas Claxon, Roy Edward Claxon, and Glenn Claxon; and two sisters, Madge Bellew and Lora Wheeler.
     He is survived by two sons, Gerald (Janet) Claxon and Phillip (Nancy) Claxon, both of Oldtown; one daughter, Barbara (Harold) McKinney of Ashland; two brothers, Elmer Claxon and Lewis Claxon, both of Grayson, Ky.; four grandchildren, Doug Claxon and Amy Leigh Claxon, both of Lexington, Ky., Paula Layne of Wurtland, Ky., and Mary McKinney of Flatwoods, Ky.; one step-granddaughter, Cristy Holtzapfel of Raceland, Ky.; three great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Opal Haney of Carter City, Ky.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky. Burial will be in Oldtown Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight and one hour before the funeral Friday at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casey Jo Claxon Memorial Scholarship Fund at Community Trust Bank, 970 Diederich Blvd., Russell, Ky. 41169.

Elsia Cline - See Elsie Logan (Mrs. Leonard Logan)

Roseann Cline - See Roseann Logan (Mrs. Keith Logan)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Oct. 5, 1957
Mrs. Mary Louise Clutts
     Word has been received by relatives here of the death of Mr. Lousie Mary Clutts, 82, a native of Wheelersburg, who died Friday at 9:10 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Hill, 47 N. Everett Ave., Columbus.
     She was born July 22, 1875, near Wheelersburg to the late Jacob and Elizabeth Hammerstine. She was married in 1905 to Arch Chitts (sic.), who died in 1912.
     Surviving besides the daughter are a son, John Chitts (sic.) of Monroe, Mich., two granddaughters, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
     Mrs. Clutts was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Catherine’s Church in Columbus. Burial will be at approximately 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, Cleveland Ave. and E. Broad St., Columbus.

Scioto Voice, unknown date
     Lu Bertie Cole, 73, of Lucasville Rt. 2, died Friday, May 18, at Mercy Hospital.
     A Greenup County, Ky., native, she was a member of Huston Hollow Freewill Baptist Church.
     She is survived by her husband, Thaddeus Cole; five sons, Oakley Cole of Orient, Larry Cole, at home, Hardwick Cole of Commercial Point, Rinford Riffe of West Jefferson and Gene Cole of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Diana Neal of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Fay Blanton of Ashville, and Mrs. Edna McGinnis of Portsmouth; two brothers, Wilmer Logan of Wheelersburg and Walter Logan of Springfield, Mo.; two sisters, Elsie Humble of Wheelersburg and Thelma Potts of Gahanna; two stepdaughters, Mable Ferguson, Florence, Ky., and Laphene Von Dohre of Kettering; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
     Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Daehler Funeral Home in Portsmouth, with Rev. Granville Estepp officiating. Interment was in McKendree Cemetery.
[Editor's note: This is Roberta Logan, daughter of Abraham and Nettie Ocea (Logan) Logan.]

Vincennes Sun Commercial, Sunday, Mar. 1, 1964
Ethel M. Collard Dies at Hospital
     Ethel M. Collard, 69, died in the Good Samaritan Hospital a 7:25 am Saturday.
     She was the daughter of Sherman and Mary Logan, and was born in Kentucky on Dec. 26, 1894. Her home here was at 312 Bowman Terrace.
     Her husband Cletus Collard died in 1956.
     Surviving are: two children, Neil of Vincennes and Kenneth of South Carolina; a brother Jack Logan and a sister Mr. Mary Price, both of San Diego Calif.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
     She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church.
     The body is at the Gardner funeral home where arrangements are incomplete.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Sept. 1, 1979
     SOUTH SHORE – Services for Edward Colley, 91, of South Shore, who died Friday at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, are planned at 1 p.m. Monday at Roberson Funeral home.
     A native of Carter County, he was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Van Bibber Colley in 1964.
     Surviving are his second wife, Minerva Brown Colley of Wheelersburg; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ockerman of South Shore and Mrs. Irene Taulbee of South Portsmouth; seven stepchildren; a half-brother, Jacob Loop of Sciotoville, Ohio, a half sister, Mrs. Myrtle Gifford of Quincy; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
     Roger Madden minister and Rev. Ronald Blevins are to officiate at services, with interment in Sunset Cemetery at Quincy.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight, from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday and until the time of services Monday.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1964
Mrs. Edward Colley
     Mrs. Mary Colley, 73, of Quincy, Ky., died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Taulbee of Quincy.
     She was the wife of Edward Colley.
     Surviving are her husband, another daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Ockerman of Quincy; a brother Albert Vanbibber of Detroit; two sisters Mrs. Rachel Branam of Marquette, Mich., and Mrs. Lina Hollis of Kalkaska, Mich.; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be at 2 p.m. Monday at Briary Christian Baptist Church at Quincy with Rev. Paul Allen officiating. Burial is to be in Sun Set Cemetery at Quincy under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home at South Shore.
     Friends may call at the residence of a daughter Mr. Raymond Taulbee of Quincy, after 6 tonight.

The Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Nov. 10, 1979
     Wheelersburg – Mrs. Minerva Susan Colley, 98, of Wheelersburg, Rt. 4, died this morning at Greenbrier Convalescent Center here.
     A native of Adams County, she was a member of Highland Bend Christian Baptist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her first husband, Oliver Brown in 1924; her second husband Arch Horner in 1950, her third husband, Ezra Royster in 1963, and her fourth husband Edward Colley, earlier this year.
     Surviving are three sons, Fred Brown of West Union, Jarvey Brown of Cherry Fork and Woodrow Brown of Aberdeen; four daughters, Mrs. Icy Riddlebarger of Lucasville Rt. 3, Mrs. Virgie Madden of Columbus, Mrs. Flora Hill of Wheelersburg, Rt. 2 and Mrs. Leota Ruth, 1822 11th St. Portsmouth; eight stepchildren, 41 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with Revs. Ira Fowler and Virgil Cooper officiating and interment in Memorial Burial Park.
     Friends may call after Sunday at the funeral home.

Ashland Daily Independent, May 28, 2003
Paul Collier
     Paul Collier, 63, of St. Paul, Ky., died Monday, May 26, in Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     He was born April 17, 1940, in Iron Hill, a son of Johnson Hugert Collier of South Shore, Ky., and the late Agnes Marie Whitt Collier.
     He was a retired brick and block layer with Bricklayers Union Local of Ohio and was of the Christian faith.
     In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Jonathan McCleese.
     His survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Kathy Reynolds of Olive Hill, Ky., Rhonda and Jim White of St. Paul and Paula and Tony Wilson of Olive Hill; two sons, Paul Anthony Collier and Michael Steven Collier of Garrison, Ky.; five sisters, Gladys Newman and Helen Jessie Whitt, both of Lower Grassy, Ky., Lois Leal of Covington, Ky., Betty Harding of Midland, Mich., and Phyllis Fraze of St. Paul; a half brother, Robert Collier of Columbus, Ohio; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Carlos Newman, minister. Burial will be in Huff Cemetery in Iron Hill.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     Condolences may be sent to the family at

Greenup News, Monday, July 30, 1984
Ernest Collins
     Ashland – Ernest Collins, 73, of Garrison, died Thursday, July 19, in King’s Daughter’s Hospital.
     Mr. Collins was born Feb. 12, 1911, in Greenup County, a son of the late Scott Horsley and Maggie Collins.
     He was a retired employee of Tennessee Gas Transmission Plant, a member Grassy Creek Church of Christ, a Kentucky Colonel and an honorary deputy sheriff.
     Surviving are his wife, Eloise Moore Collins; two sons, Curtis D. Collins of Tucson, Ariz., and Delbert Collins of Garrison; three daughters, Mrs. Madeline C. Smith of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Mrs. Margaret M. Smith and Mrs. Vickie Smith, both of Garrison; a brother, Johnny Horsley of Xenia, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Centers of Columbus; and 10 grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 21, at Lower Grassy Church of Christ by minister Donald Mash. Burial followed in the family cemetery on Three Prong.
     Pallbearers were Carlos Wolfe, Charles Byrd, Cebert Horsley, Don Underwood, David Kiser and Art Messer.

Maggie James/Collingsworth - See Maggie Horsley (Mrs. Scott Horsley)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Jan. 1, 1995
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August Conley, 79, truck driver
     August "Curly" Conley, 79, of Garden City, Wheelersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 1995 at home.
     Born Aug. 1, 1916, in New Boston, a son of the late Edwin [sic., Edward] and Edna Brown Conley, he was a retired self employed truck driver, a World War II Army veteran, where he was active in boxing and wrestling, a stock car driver and a member of Hayport Road Gospel Mission in Wheelersburg.
     Survivors include his wife, Lillian Gertrude Shaw Conley, whom he married June 28, 1941, in Friendship; two sons, Jerry Conley of Portsmouth and Ronald Conley of Wheelersburg; six daughters, Barbara Conley of Hawaii, Linda Strong, Mrs. Kenneth (Dianna) Bostick, all of Sciotoville, and Mrs. Ellis (Sandra) Bowling and Rebecca Conley, all of Wheelersburg; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by tow sons, Buddy Conley and Robert L. Donley [sic., Conley] and an infant sister.
     Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with Pastor Howard McGraw officiating, and interment in Memorial Burial Park, with military graveside rites by James Dickey Post American Legion.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and for an hour before the services Wednesday.

Portsmouth Times, Friday, July 8, 1938
August Comley [sic; Conley] Jr.
     Funeral services for August Comley Jr. 13-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Comley of Sciotodale, who died at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the residence of Louis Smith of Sciotodale. Rev. William Sheppard will be in charge and burial will be in Wheelersburg Cemetery.
     Surviving are the parents, a sister Barbara, 4, and a brother, Robert, 3.

Unknown newspaper, Sunday, July 29, 2001
Carlos Conley
     Carlos Conley, 59, of Emerson, died Friday at his home.
     Mr. Conley was born Jan. 11, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind., a son of the late Fairl and Thelma Logan Conley.
     He was a member of Walnut Grove Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Margie Rayburn Conley; two sons, David Conley of Olive Hill and Denny Conley of Emerson; two daughters, Lorinda Richmond and Christy Bradley, both of Vanceburg; a brother, Brad Conley of Knightstown, Ind.; and nine grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Eugene Rayburn and Woodrow Rayburn. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
     Friends may call after noon today at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Apr. 3, 1995
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Curtis Conley, 75, retired barber
     Curtis E. Conley, 75, of Sciotoville, died Sunday, April 2, 1995, at Golden Years Convalescent Center.
     Born March 14, 1920 in Flemingsburg, Ky., a son of the late Lonzie Conley and Annie Miller Conley, he was the owner and operator of the Conley’s Barber Shop in Sciotoville until a few months ago when he retired, and an Army veteran.
     Preceded in death, Dec. 29, 1982, by his wife, Nellie Mae Conley, who he married in August 1945 in Scioto County, he is survived by two sons, Terry Conley of Columbus and Steve Conley of Sciotoville; a daughter, Arlenna Conway of Columbus; a brother, William T. Conley of Portsmouth; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by five brothers, Kennel, Strother, Talmadge, Ray and Edmond B. Conley and two sisters, Helen Conley and Emma K. Wilson.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Don Wolfe Funeral home in Sciotoville, with Art Marcum, minister officiating, and interment in Sunset Gardens, with military graveside rites by James Dickey Post American Legion.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from an hour before the services Wednesday.

Portsmouth Times, Oct. 29, 1918
Mrs. Edna Conley
     Mrs., Edna Conley, wife of Edward Conley 716 Lakeview, New Boston, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Monday, following an illness of 10 days with pneumonia, which resulted from an attach of Spanish influenza. She was born Aug. 3, 1899, being 19 years of age.
     The deceased was a member of the New Boston Baptist church. Besides her husband, Edward Conley, she is survived by one child, two brothers, three sisters and her mother, Mrs. Sherman Brown. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Feb. 14, 1949
Edward Conley
Edward Conley, 58, of Highland Bend, passed away at 10:40 p.m. at the home of a sister, Mrs. Grace Smith, 1514 Fifth st. He suffered a heart ailment.
     Mr. Conley was born March 11, 1890 in Greenup County, Ky., a so of Jefferson and Sarah Ratliff Conley.
     Surviving are a son, August, 1142 Front st.; a brother, William of Vanceburg, and two other sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Sciotodale and Mrs. Mima Sizemore, 4220 Pine st., New Boston. His wife Edna and a brother preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Mabert Road Baptist Church with Rev. Hollie Conley in charge. Burial will be in Wheelersburg Cemetery. The body will be at Emrick Funeral Home Tuesday.

Elizabeth Conley – See Elizabeth Smith (Mrs. John David Smith)

Knightstown Banner, Knightstown, Indiana, page 2, July 4, 2001
     Fairl Conley, 82, of New Castle and former resident of Carthage, died Saturday, June 30 at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was born in Lewis County, Ky. on January 9, 1919, a son of the late Huston and Lucy (Butler) Conley.
     Mr. Conley was an U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Lewisville Church of God. He was a retired construction worker and had been employed by Hunt Paving of Indianapolis.
     On July 27, 1940, he married Thelma Jane Logan who preceded him in death on August 24, 1994. In 1995, Conley married Fay Smith who survives.
     Also surviving are two sons, Brad Conley of Knightstown and Carlos Conley of Olive Hill, Ky.; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
     His first wife, six brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandchild preceded him in death.
     Services for Mr. Conley were held Tuesday, July 3 at the Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown. Burial was in Carthage Town Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 6, 1927
Irene K. Conley
Miss Irene Conley, 19, died at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Smith of Dogwood Ridge, [unreadable] Thursday morning. Death was due to complications.
     Miss Conley was a member of the senior class of Glenwood high school.
     Her father and mother and a sister preceded her in death.

Jemima "Mima" Conley – See Mina Conley Sizemore (Mrs. Lewis Sizemore)

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1952
Leck Conley
     Ill for some time, Leck Conley, 74 of Dry Run, died at 12:30 Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Allen, 1906 Charles St.
     Born Feb. 24, 1878 at Prestonsburg, Ky., Mrs. Conley was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Conley. On Sept 28, 1903 he was married to the former Mary Shepherd who preceded him in death 19 years ago.
     Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Allen, at whose home he died, Mrs. German Hopkins of Waverly, Mrs. Jack Gregorac of Cleveland, Mrs. Roy Hayslip of Lorain, Mrs. Earl Carman of Cincinnati, Mrs. Ed Gulick of Buena Vista Pk. and Mrs. Clarence Englebrecht, 708 Ninth St.: four sons, William of Newark, Troy of Lorain and Ellis and Arthur, both of Mt. Sterling and 37 grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Daehler Funeral Home Rev. Sandy Phillips will officiate and burail will be in Dry Run Cemetery.
     The body remains at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, July 15, 1999
Lillian Conley, 76
     Lillian Gertrude Shaw Conley, 76, of Wheelersburg, Died Friday, July 16, 1999 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     She was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Friendship, a daughter of the late William Robert Shaw and Viola Belle Evans Shaw. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sciotoville.
     She was preceded in death Dec. 31, 1995, by her husband, August "Curly" Conley, who she married June 28, 1941, in Friendship. Surviving are two sons, Jerry Conley of Portsmouth and Ronald Conley of Wheelersburg; five daughters, Linda Strong, Mrs. Kenneth (Dianna) Bostick and Debra Ann Conley, all of Sciotoville, and Mrs. Ellis (Sandra) Bowling and Rebecca Conley, both of Wheelersburg; one stepdaughter, Barbara Conley of Hawaii; one brother, Russell Shaw of McDermott; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by tow stepsons, Buddy and Robert L. Conley.
     Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with the Rev. Willard Morrison officiating, and interment in Memorial Burial Park.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, May 4, 1933
Mrs. Mary Conley
Death at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday claimed Mrs. Mary Conley, wife of Leck Conley, who passed away at her home on Dry Run following an illness of complications. In addition to her husband, she leaves the following children: Mrs. Luna Hopkins, William Conley of Dry Run, Ellis Conley of Indiana, Anna Conley and Arthur Conley at home. Mrs. Lonnie Rayburn of Second street, Portsmouth, May, Troy, Ethel and Garnet Louise at home. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters; Dave Shepherd of Pond Creek, Mort Shepherd and Lewis Shepherd at home, Mrs. Sallie Howard of Dry Run, Mrs. Lula Collins and Mrs. Queen Arnett of Kentucky.
     The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the home and burial will follow at the Dry Run Cemetery under the direction of Lynn.

Portsmouth Times, Apr. 4 1929
Mrs. Sarah Conley
Death at 6:20 o'clock Wednesday evening claimed Mrs. Sarah Conley, 68, of 4220 Pine street, New Boston, the final summons coming at Portsmouth General hospital where she underwent an operation after entering as a patient ten days ago.
     Mrs. Conley was a native of Floyd county, Ky., a widow of Jefferson Conley, who died 30 years ago. Surviving are four children, Mrs. Louis Sizemore 4220 Pine street, Will Conley, 700 Lakeview avenue, Mrs. Grace Smith, Dogwood Ridge, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, Portsmouth, two brothers, Marion Ratliff, Martin, Ky., Thomas Ratliff, Langley, Ky., and three sisters, Miss Martha Ratliff, Greenup, Mrs. Mary Osborne, Langley, Ky., and Mrs. Nancy Patton, Northern, Ky.
     Funeral will be Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock, from Immanuel Baptist Church with burial in Wheelersburg cemetery.

Poppy Conley - See Poppy Shepherd (Mrs. John Shepherd)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Feb. 9, 1981
     Vanceburg, Ky. -- Services for Mrs. Mary E. Conway, 91, of Lexington, a native of Lewis County, who died Saturday at a Portsmouth, Ohio nursing home, were to be held at 1 p.m. today at Dickerson Funeral Home.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas Conway, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ramona Haney of Columbus, Ohio; a half-brother James Stone of Manchester, Ohio and two half sisters, Mrs. Virginia Jones of Manchester and Mrs. Evelene Joslyn of Croza, Va.
     Rev. Harley Johnson was to officiate at the services, with interment in Blankenship Cemetery at Camp Dix.

Efie Ruth Cook - See Effie Ruth Richmond (Mrs. Claudie Richmond)

Portsmouth Times , Apr. 25, 1934
Mrs. Bertha Cooper
Wife of Furniture Dealer Dies after Long Illness
     Mrs. Bertha Agnes Cooper, 46, wife of Frank Cooper, furniture dealer died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at her home, 302 Court street. She had been bedfast for six moths and her death was attributed to complications.
     Mrs. Cooper was born in Greenup on Sept. 14, 1888, a daughter of John and Vina Cremenas. She came to Portsmouth with her family when she was 14 years of age and had lived here since then. She was a member of First Christian church.
     She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Vina Cremeans, 622 Third Street, and these sisters: Mrs. Mima Price of Belaire, Mich, Mrs. Elmer Bussy of Elyria, O., Mrs. Fletcher Alexander of South Webster, Mrs. King Gregory, 6366 Auburn Ave and Mrs. Charles Hoover, 1633 Third street. A sister and brother preceded her in death.
     Funeral services will be held at First Christian church Thursday at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. Benton R. Miller, pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Greenlawn cemetery under the direction of Windel Howland. The body will remain at the residence until the funeral hour.

Portsmouth Times, Friday, Oct. 29, 1976
     Frank G. Cooper, 94, of 302 Court St., died Thursday morning at Southern Hills Hospital.
     A native of Lewis County, Ky., he was owner and operator of Cooper’s new and Used Furniture Co., and a member of First Christian Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Scott Cooper, a step-daughter, Mrs. Katharine Zimmerman of Piketon Rt. 1; a brother Jerome Webster of Manchester; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Crawford of Manchester, Mrs. Hazel Peterson of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Kathryn Hold of Detroit, Mich., and three grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Windel-Howland Funeral Home, with Rev. Richard E. Wilburn officiating. Interment is to be in Bailey’s Chapel Cemetery at Wakefield.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight, and from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Thama M. Cooper – See Thama Darnstaedt (Mrs. Ervin Darnstaedt)

Eliza Cox – See Eliza Cox Riggs

Portsmouth Daily Times, Sunday, Jan. 16, 1994
Phillip E. Crabtree, 81, minister
     Phillip E. Crabtree, 81, of Oak Hill Branch Road, South Webster, died Friday, Jan. 14, 1994, at a Columbus hospital.
     Born, May 5, 1912, the son of the late John A. and Viola Lute Crabtree, he was a miner in a clay mine, a member of the Eifort Free Will Baptist Church, and a Free Will Baptist minister for 54 years.
     He is survived by his wife Mallie Green Crabtree, who he married Oct. 31, 1932; three sons, Vernon Crabtree, of Cole City, Ill., Vannen Crabtree of Cabot, Ark.; five daughters, Dena Mae Shuff, Mary Jackson and Norma Miller, all of South Webster, Betty Cervantes, of Dickinson, Texas; and Phyllis Boggs, of Centralia, Ill.; three brothers, Clarence Crabtree, of Washington Courthouse, Lester Crabtree, of Franklin Furnace and Donald Crabtree of Mount Orab; four sisters, Mary Hanes and Dorothy Davis, both of Portsmouth, Rosaline Kuhn, of Circleville, and Thelma Stiles, of Galion; 28 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.
     He also was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the D. W. Davis Funeral Home in South Webster, with the Rev. Jeff Crabtree officiating and interment in South Webster Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the services Monday.

Ruby Gertrude Crawford – See Ruby Gertrude Logan (Mrs. Frank P. Logan)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Apr. 8, 1975
Veteran's Flag
     Stanley Craycraft, 63, of Morrall, formerly of Sciotoville and Wheelersburg, died Monday at Marion General Hospital.
     A native of Wheelersburg, he was employed by Pillsbury Feed Co., at Morrall. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
     He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Schwamberger Craycraft; seven sons, Eugene of Greecamp, Richard of Denver, Colo., James of Lima, Steven of Gahanna, Ronald of Morrall, and John and Gary both of Marion; a daughter, Mrs. Gail Sobas of Marion; two brothers, Oscar of Columbus and Brant of Ironton; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Services are to be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marion of which he was a member, with burial in a Marion cemetery.
     Friends may call at Gunder Funeral Home in Marion from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Bertha Cremeans – See Bertha Cooper (Mrs. Frank Cooper)

Faitha Cremeans – See Faitha Hoover (Mrs.Charles Albert Hoover)

Martha Cremeans – See Martha Alexander (Mrs. Eli Fletcher Alexander)

Minerva Etta Cremeans – See Minerva Etta Gregory (Mrs. King Gregroy)

Portsmouth Times, Aug. 25, 1934
Resident of Third Street Passes Away at Age of 85
     Mrs. Sabina Cremeans, 85, passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday at her home 619 Third street.
     The husband and a daughter have died. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Price of Bellaire, Mich., Mrs. Martha Alexander of South Webster, Mrs. Minerva Gregory of Sciotoville, Mrs. Julia Bussey of Lyra and Mrs. Faitha Hoover of Portsmouth.
     Funeral and burial services will be held at Granny cemetery at York, Ky., Sunday at 2 p.m. with Revs. Logan and Smith in charge. Burial will be under the direction of Morton and Son.

Greenup County News-Times
Augusta Crum
1919 - 2001
     Augusta "Gussie" Crum, 81 of Wurtland, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, at her residence.
     Mrs. Crum was born Nov. 8, 1919, at Raceland, a daughter of Charles Ellis and Sarah Artis Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Crum Sr. in 1991, and a son, George Patrick Crum.
     She attended the Wurtland Fist Church of the Nazarene and was a member and past president of the Wurtland Woman’s Club and Parent-Teachers Association.
     Surviving are a daughter, Sharon Stambaugh of Wurtland; two sons, Donald Crum Jr. of Wurtland and Richard Crum of Lloyd; two brothers, Paul Smith of Raceland and Elmer Smith of Wurtland; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at the Wurtland Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Tom Heaberlin and Rev. Raymond Keaton.
     Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
     Evans Funeral Home in Raceland was in charge of arrangements.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Sept. 24, 1979
     Clyde Eldra Cyrus, 67, of 2146 Royce St., died Friday in Mercy Hospital.
     A native of New Boston, he was a 33 year employee of Williams Mfg. Co., working as an outside cutter.
     Survivors include his wife, Clara Roberts Cyrus; six sons, Gary of Columbus, Francis of Summitt St., Jim of Jackson Ave., Sam of Miami, Fla., Larry, at home, and Glendon of Nebraska; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Smith of Hawaii; his mother Emma Logan Cyrus of Royce St.; a brother, Francis of McDermott; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Hayslip of Brunner Rd. and 11 grandchildren.
     Services are planned Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pennington Funeral Home in New Boston, with burial in Flora Hills Memory Gardens.
     Friends may call at the funnel home today from 4 to 9 p.m.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1953
Elias Cyrus
Elias Cyrus, 77, died Monday afternoon at his home on Tatman-Coe road near McDermott where he had lived the last seven years.
     A retired Vulcan Last Corp. employee Mr. Cyrus was born Nov. 4, 1875 at Putnam County, W.Va., a son of William and Elizabeth Henderson Cyrus.
     He was married at Greenup, Sept. 21, 1902 to Emma Logan, who survives.
     Also surviving are four sons, Kennard of McDermott, Clyde of 2143 Jackson St., Willard and Francis of Lucasville Rt. 1, a daughter Mrs. Agnes Hayslip, 1830 Jackson St., a sister, Mrs. Betty Martin of Garrison; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     The parents, two sisters, three brothers and two daughters preceded in death.
     Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Duck Run church. Rev. George Lute officiating. Burial will be in Rushtown Cemetery under direction of McKinley Funeral Home. The body is at the home of a son, Francis Cyrus of Lucasville Rt. 1.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Sunday, Apr. 8, 2001
Veteran's Flag
Sam Cyrus, 52
     Sam K. Cyrus, 52, of Miami, Fla., former Portsmouth resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001.
     He was a Vietnam War Air Force veteran.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cyrus. Surviving are children, Tracey and Kelly; brothers, Gary, Pete, Jim, Larry and Glendon Cyrus and sister, Carol Smith.
     Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Van Orsdel-Kendall Drive Chapel, 11220 North Kendall Drive, Miami, interment in Woodlawn Park South. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and until the service Monday at the funeral home.

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