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Tennessee Ratcliff - See Tennessee Green (Mrs. Albert Gooden Green)

 Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 25, 1973
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Alex Ratliff
     Funeral services for Alex Ratliff, 65, of South Shore, are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunshine United Methodist Church.
     He died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in Scioto Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
     He was a native of Portsmouth, a veteran of World War II, a retired millwright, and a member of Sunshine United Methodist Church, Harrison Fullerton Masonic Lodge, James Flannery Post American Legion and Millwright Local 1519 of Ironton.
     Surviving are his wife Darlena Timberlake Ratliff; two sons, Denver and Boyd Ratliff of South Shore; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Evans of South Shore; two brothers, Troy and Russel Ratliff of South Shore; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Stapleton of Oak Hill, Mrs. Roetta Sexton and Mrs. Dorothy Smith, both of Canton, and Mrs. Mondalee Bretz of West Portsmouth and 11 grandchildren.
     Rev. Harley Johnson, Rev. Ron Masters and Rev. Claude Atkins are to officiate at services. Interment is to be in Mt. Zion Cemetery under direction of Roberson Funeral Home of South Shore.
     Military services are to be conducted at graveside. Masonic services are to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Bessie Ratliff - See Bessie Ratliff Barney (Mrs. Henry Barney)

Clarice Ratilff - See Clarice Logan (Mrs. Leonard R. Logan)

Unknown Newspaper, Floyd Co., KY, November 13, 1941 
      There died: Emily May Ratliff, sister of Congressman A.J. May, Tuesday night at Warco; Elizabeth Akers Tackett, 87, Thursday night at McDowell; Catherine Hutsinpiller, 86, Monday, in Gallipolis, O.; W. M. Vanderpool, 73, well-known West Prestonsburg man, Sunday, at his home; Elizabeth Cynthia Harmon, 84, Wednesday, at Betsy Layne.

Mable Ratliff - See Mable Billups (Mrs. David Thomas Billups)

Martha Ratliff - See Martha Bryant (Mrs. David Bryant)

Sarah Ann Ratliff - See Sarah Conley (Mrs. Jefferson Conley)

Olive Hill Times...Wednesday November 17, 1999
Daisy Rayburn 1897-1999
     Ashland - Daisy Lee Rayburn, 102 of Ashland, died Wednesday, November 10 at her home.
     Mrs. Rayburn was born May 8, 1897 in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Henry Lewis and Jo Ann Thompson Fannin.
     Her husband, Roscoe Rayburn, died in 1962 and a son Lloyd Rayburn,died in 1998.
     Surviving are six daughters, Virginia Williams of Ashland, Edieth Adkins of Paxton, ILL., Ardieth Winger of Little Rock, Ark., Audrey Taylor of Morehead, Jo Ann Kemper of Orlando, Fla., and Mary Jean McGuire of Lakeland, Fla.; two sisters, Jewell Tackett of Olive Hill and Ruby Jo Riley of Newcastle, Ind., 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 13 at Miller Funeral Home, Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1982
     Enoch Rayburn, 87, of 12 St. died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital.
     An Olive Hill, Ky., native and a member and high priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had retired after 44 years of service as a pipefitter with the Norfolk & Western Railway.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary Poetker Rayburn; a son Lewis of Columbus; three daughters, Doris Rayburn and Edith Noel, both of Portsmouth and Nancy Carroll of Columbus; three brothers, Russell of Detroit, Mich., Merle of Jackson and John of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Lovell Dorhman and Margaret Wood, both of Columbus; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Windel-Howland & Brant Funeral Home, with interment in Scioto Burial Park.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

The Carter County Herald, August 25, 1921
     Henry Willis Raybourn, aged 87 years, died at his home on Upper Tygart on Monday morning, August 22 at 4 o'clock after an extended illness of some time of infirmities of old age. Mr. Raybourn was probably the oldest man in this section of the county, and was well and favorably known. He was a member of the Methodist church and for many years preached the word of God to fallen humanity over this country to many of the pulpit, but several years ago he lost his eyesight and was compelled to quit the work.
     He leaves besides a host of other relatives and friends, six children, three girls, Mrs. Lucinda Masters, of New Castle, Ind.; Mrs. Lillie Wright of Rowan county; Mrs. Bettie Patton of Upper Tygart; three sons, Elbert and Henry of Stausburg, Ohio; and Squire Raybourn of Upper Tygart. The body was laid to its final resting place near the old home in the Walnut Grove Cemetery, Tuesday after funeral services.

Opal Rayburn - See Opal Rayburn Roseberry (Mrs. Grover D. Roseberry)

Unknown Newspaper, Unknown Date
Stanley Rayburn
     Stanley Bruce Rayburn, 56, of Olive Hill, died today at his home.
     Mr. Rayburn was born March 15, 1943, in Lewis County, a son of Edna Gilliam Rayburn of Olive Hill and the late Thomas J. "Tomo" Rayburn.
     He was a farmer, a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Bald Point Church of Jesus Christ.
     Additional survivors include his wife, Regina Karen Webb Rayburn; a daughter, Trenda Rayburn Dyer of Olive Hill; a son, Stanley Paul Rayburn of Olive Hill; four brothers, Larry Rayburn of Mansfield, and Johnny Rayburn, Randy Rayburn and Harley Rayburn, all of Olive Hill; eight sisters, Helen Masters of Mansfield, Ohio, Melva Henson of Pontiac, Mich., Vickie Rayburn of Marion, Ind., Betty Enix and Joann Jordan, both of Vanceburg, Peggy White of Emerson, and Sue Bond and Deana Isaac, both of Olive Hill; and two grandchildren.
     The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Tom James and Bobby Easterling. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in Olive Hill.
     Friends may call after 6 p.m. today and anytime Thursday at the funeral home.
     A Masonic service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
[Stanley Bruce Rayburn died 10 Nov. 1999]

The Carter County Herald, August 21, 1924
In Memoriam
     Mrs. G. H. Rabourn of Lawton passed away at her home at Lawton last Tuesday evening after an illness of some duration, at the age of 66 years. She had been ill for some time but with a nerve so strong and faith of the divine, she held her own so well that it was hoped for some time that she be as she was once, but that He had seen fit to call her home to her reward.
     She leaves a family of five children, George W., and E. L. of this city; C. A. (Red) of Lawton; Mrs. Ballard Martin of Pawhuska, Oklahoma., and Miss Elizabeth, who is at home; besides a loving husband, she leaves three brothers, G. W. Stamper of Vanceburg, A. J. Stamper of this city and Marion Stamper of the Head of Grassy; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Owens of Smoky Valley; Mrs. Parthens [sic., Parthenia] Wilson, Manchester, Ohio; Mrs. L. N. Rabourn, Head of Grassy; Mrs. Faralene Kidwell, Mouth of Laurel; Mrs. Elizabeth McCleese of Laurel, Lewis County; besides a host of relatives and friends and other relatives to mourn the loss. It was quite a sight to be present and view the crowd at the funeral and witness the people who were gathered there to pay the last tribute to one of their people. The Stamper blood could be seen from many faces present, as well as the relative strength on the Rabourn side.
     She was a woman dearly beloved by all who knew her, her home was a place where her neighbors often gathered to enjoy a conversation because she was entertaining as well as instructive in her conversation; her life was a path strewn with flowers and sunshine, not sorrow; her home instincts were strong; her affections for friends and kindred was tender and abiding.
     The funeral was conducted at the beautiful home where she has been a wonderful helper throughout these many years on the hilltop overlooking the place of business at Lawton, Friday at 11:00 a. m. Thursday morning with a few short and brief remarks by Rev. Sid Jones, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the home. The funeral was in charge of local undertaker Clarence W. Henderson and was well managed. The floral tributes were as fine as seen anywhere, and we venture to say they were so nice that remarks could be heard from along the line that they were as nice as seen anywhere. It was a most lovely sight to behold the lovely flowers that encircled the casket as it lay in the home.
[Editor’s note: This is Sylvania (Stamper) Rayburn; daughter of George Washington and Catherine (Dyer) Stamper and wife of George Henry Rayburn.]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Nov. 19, 2002
Mildred F. "Betty" Rabourn
     Mrs. Mildred F. "Betty" Rabourn, 71 of South Shore, Kentucky, died Monday Nov. 18, 2002, at her residence.  She was born in Carter Co., Kentucky, a daughter of the late Theodore Scott and Leatha Sammons Scott.
     She was a retired receptionist and homemaker.
     She was preceded in Death by a son Charles Scott Blizard.
     Surviving is her husband Dr. Tex R. Rabourn, a former South Shore chiropractor, they were married in 1954.  Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah "Polly" Blizzard, Parmenter of Crestview, Florida; two granddaughters and their husband Donna and Christopher John and Angelia and Paul Darrow; and five great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services are under the direction of the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.   Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Rabourn Cemetery at Olive Hill, Kentucky. (Paid obituary)

Ashland Daily Independent, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1988
Mrs. Inez Reaguer
Mrs. Inez Spriggs Reaguer, 88, of Wurtland Healthcare Center, died this morning in King’s Daughter’s Medical Center.
     Mrs. Reaguer was born Aug. 13, 1901, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Charles and Amanda Logan Spriggs. Her husband, Jesse Carlton Reaguer, died in 1976.
     She was a member of Pollard Baptist Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Jean Robinette of Flatwoods and Virginia Newman of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, Billy C. Reaguer of Denbigh, Va., and Ronald D. Reaguer of Lexington; a sister, Doris Hoffman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     A private service will be conducted Saturday. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Dec. 27, 1948

Ashland Daily Independent, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1988
Mrs. Inez Reaguer
Mrs. Inez Spriggs Reaguer, 88, of Wurtland Healthcare Center, died this morning in King’s Daughter’s Medical Center.
     Mrs. Reaguer was born Aug. 13, 1901, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Charles and Amanda Logan Spriggs. Her husband, Jesse Carlton Reaguer, died in 1976.
     She was a member of Pollard Baptist Church.
     Surviving are two daughters, Jean Robinette of Flatwoods and Virginia Newman of Sarasota, Fla.; two sons, Billy C. Reaguer of Denbigh, Va., and Ronald D. Reaguer of Lexington; a sister, Doris Hoffman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     A private service will be conducted Saturday. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Dec. 27, 1948
Mrs. Ella Reeg
Mrs. Ella Reeg, 83, of 2001 Grant st, died at 9 a.m. today at her residence. Death followed a lingering illness of complications. Mrs. Reeg was born Nov. 11, 1865, in Portsmouth, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Amelia Jeffords, and lived her entire life near her place of birth. She was united in marriage to George P. Reeg, and he preceded her in death, June 17, 1913.
     Surviving are a son, Burgess, at home; three nieces and three nephews. Mrs. Reeg was the last of a family of three.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Windel-Howland Funeral Home with Rev. Harry C. Hannum in charge. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, June 18, 1913
George Reeg Loses Life in Scioto On First Night of Work
     Within a few hours after he had accepted a position last night as watchman, of the huge engine the N. & W. is using to put down piling at the Vera bridge just north of the city, George Reed, 1616 Grandview avenue fell off the barge on which the engine was moored and was drowned in the Scioto river. So crystal-like are the waters of the Scioto because of it’s extreme shallowness near the Eastern Bridge that Reeg’s lifeless and unscarred body was found shortly after the men engaged in doing the piling reported for work this morning.
     Mr. Reeg’s coat and hat had been deposited on a board running across the west end of the barge, which was anchored near the pier that is being rebuilt and when the workmen arrived this morning they felt certain that Reeg had been drowned. A raft was hurriedly thrown together out of heavy timbers that were available and a search was begun for the missing man which was quickly ended by the find of Reeg’s corpse.
Could See Body In Clear Water.
The body was found swirling around in the water and within 20 feet of the spot where Mr. Reeg went down. His head was perhaps four feet from the surface of the water and his feet were within a foot of it. By the aid of a long pole to which had been attached an improvised hook make of a rod of iron Mr. Reeg’s body was towed to the barge and held there until Coroner Robe could be notified.
     When workmen attempted to figure out a plausible theory as to how Reeg fell into the Scioto river they found his finger prints on the lower side of the barge. They were plainly visible and were grease-stained as Reeg was in charge of the big engine and was compelled to use oil. The finger prints showed clearly that the unfortunate man made a desperate but unsuccessful effort to save himself after he had stumbled, and fell into the river.
     The theory was advanced that he was unable to pull himself up being unable to swim and that he fell back from sheer exhaustion and met death in the treacherous Scioto.
Verdict Was "Accident."
The body was not removed from the Scioto until Coroner Robe reviewed it and examined several witnesses. Convinced that Reeg met death by accidental drowning Coroner Robe notified the dead man’s relatives and returned to Portsmouth.
     Just a short time ago Reeg gave up a position at the N. & W. Terminals, which he held for six years to take one on the west end of the Vera bridge, which is being rebuilt. Tuesday he was asked if he would take the night job of keeping up the fires under the boilers of the engine used to put down the piling and he accepted it at once.
     Fate played a cruel trick on him as Reeg was drowned the first night at work. It is presumed that he went to his death between the hours of 3 o’clock and 6:30 this morning. At 3 o’clock Bud Yeager, operator in the Vera tower called to Reeg and he answered back that everything was alright. That was the last word heard from Reeg. Three hours later his lifeless body was hauled out of the Scioto.
     Clell Hiles of Duck Run, Rush Township, had been in charge of the engine. He switched to the west end of the bridge Tuesday and his position was taken by Reeg.
Mr. Reeg Was Fine Citizen.
Mr. Reeg was 44 years old last October. Besides his wife, Mrs. Ella Jeffords Reeg he leaves one son Burgess, aged 15 and his aged parents, Nicholas and Catherine Reeg, who reside with their son. He also leaves one brother, Louis Reeg of Stockdale. A few years ago the Reeg boys and their father operated a steam laundry on Seventh street east of Chillicothe. Mr. Reeg was a splendid citizen in every way and the news of his tragic death will be learned with genuine regret. He left home at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in his usual good spirits. He was a little enthusiastic about his new job as he like to be around machinery, having a disposition that was compatible with mechanism. He asked his wife to hurry the supper along despite the intense heat as he was anxious to go to work. He left his home at 5:15 on what proved to be his farewell trip. Mr. Reeg was strictly a home man and did not seek fraternal honors. When not a work he was at home and was proud of his interesting family and his pretty little cottage on Grandview avenue. Mr. Reeg was a brother-in-law of Corney Jeffords.
     Mr. Reeg was employed under Foreman Orville Shively, who gave him a splendid recommendation as a steady and reliable man. "That is why we wanted Mr. Reeg to take care of our engine" said Mr. Shively to a Times man, who visited the scene of the drowning Wednesday morning. "We knew he was faithful and would always be on the job."
     The funeral services will probably be held Thursday, but no definite arrangements have been made. Mrs. Reeg has made a request that friends refrain from sending flowers.

Unknown newspaper, Unknown date
Inez Pendleton Rice, age 94, expires at Hilltop Nursing Home
     Inez Pendleton Rice, 94, a resident of Hilltop Lodge Nursing Home in Owingsville, passed away Saturday February 15, 2003 at Hilltop Lodge after an extended illness.
     Rice was born in Rowan County on August 3, 1908, the daughter of the late George and Catherine Padgett Pendleton. She was a former homemaker and the widow of the late Lewis Hayes Rice. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Robert and Cledis Rice.
     Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine Harper of Muskegon, MI, Mayme Patton of Salt Lick, and Lou Hubbell of Zepherhill, FL., three sons, Clayton Rice of Fairborne, OH, David Rice of Muskegon, MI, and Thomas Rice of Shelby, MI, 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home in Salt Lick with Rev. Mr. James Allen officiating. Burial to follow in Polksville Cemetery.
[Editor’s note: The surname Pendleton was originally Penland.]

Unknown newspaper, unknown date
     Effie Ruth Richmond, 64, of Emerson, Ky., died Sunday, July 27, 2003, on Kentucky 2 in Carter County, Ky., from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
     She was born May 22, 1939, in Anstead [sic], W.Va., to the late Berthel and Beulah Butler Cook. Surviving are her husband, Claudie Richmond; son, Timothy Eugene Richmond; daughters, Rosetta Brown and Sherry Thoroughman; brothers, Berthel, Jack, Stanley, and Ted Cook; and sisters, Mavis Ingles and Lorene Hamilton.
     Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Old Trace Church, Old Trace, with the Rev. Charles Riggs officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg, Ky., and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1995
Rosa Richmond, 89, Lewis County native
     Rosa J. Richmond, 89, of Harrisville, Pa., died Sunday May 14, 1995, at a medical center in Harrisville, after a long illness.
     Born Nov. 7, 1905, at Harris, in Lewis County, Ky., a daughter of the late George Washington and Alice Smith Hamilton, she was a housewife and formerly taught at the school in Harris, where she had attended.
     Her husband, Arlin Richmond, whom she married in 1928, preceded her in death in 1945.
     Surviving are four sons, Bruce E. Richmond of Harrisville and Joel A. Richmond, Tinker A. Richmond and Jack D. Richmond, all of Maryville, Tenn.; five daughters, Mrs. Georgia A. Maddox of Lexington, Ky., Mrs. Janivee M. McFadden of Harrisville, Mrs. Tina N. Petty of Maryville, Ms. Betty Jo Richmond of New Orleans and Mrs. William A. (Martha A.) Morgan Jr. of Butler, Pa.; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
     Besides her parents and her husband, she also was preceded in death by a daughter, Nina D. Richmond; five sisters and eight brothers.
     Services will he held at 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home in Clintonville, Pa., with the Rev. Earl Fair officiating and interment in Hamilton-Mawk Cemetery in Lewis County, Ky.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Clintonville.
     Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Mawk Cemetery, with local arrangements under the direction of Gaydos Funeral Home in Vanceburg.

Catherine Lavon Rickerson - See Catherine Lavon Logan (Mrs. Unknown Delong, Mrs. Wilmer E. Logan)

Nellie Mae Riffe - See Nellie Mae Greene (Mrs. Austin Greene)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, May 14, 1966
Mrs. Eliza C. Riggs
     Greenup, Ky. – Mrs. Eliza Cox Riggs, 78, of Greenup, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital near Russell, following a short illness.
     She was a former rural school teacher in Carter County.
     Surviving are five sons, Lowell and Larry, both of Greenup, Okell of Lorain, Ohio, Ottis of Ravenna and Edward of Flatwoods; two daughters, Mrs. Ted Brown of Greenup and Mrs. Cora Little of Buffalo, N.Y.; two brothers, Virgil and Charles Cox, both of Pedro, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Vesta Carroll of Olive Hill, Mrs. Mary Williams of Jeffery, W. Va., and Mrs. George Carroll of Jackson Ohio; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenup Church of God with Revs. Frank Standifer and Homer Adkins officiating. Burial is to be in Riverview Cemetery at Greenup under the direction of Riggs Funeral Home.
     Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the Lowell Riggs residence preach the funeral, who is an old friend of Mr. Pendland, but it seemed almost impossible, owing to the short time.

Lewis County Herald, Sept. 16, 1981
Essie Riley
     Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 1981 for Essie Riley, at the Oney Funeral Home in Olive Hill. The Rev. Charles Riggs officiated and burial was in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill.
     Mr. Riley, 68, Emerson, died Friday, Sept. 11 at the Veterans Hospital in Huntington, following an extended illness.
     Born Oct. 9, 1912, in Lewis County, he was a son of the late Jack and Mary Richmond Riley. He was a farmer and a veteran of World War II.
     Surviving are four brothers, Cleve Riley of Vanceburg; Joe Riley of New Castle, Ind.; Tony Riley of Carthage, Ind.; and Everett of Mansfield, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Logan of Grayson, Mrs. Goldie Stevens of Emerson and Mrs. Mary Violet McElroy of Mansfield.

Grace May Riley - See Grace May Riley Zornes (Mrs. Jim Dean and Mrs. Cecil Zornes)

Janet I. Robinson - See Janet I. Wooten (Mrs. Noah Mylo Wooten)

Kansas City Times, Feb 2, 1955
Mother-in-law of Sheffield Steel Official Was Former Resident.
     Mrs. Arda Logan Rodriguez, formerly of Kansas City, died Monday at the home in Houston, Tex. She was the mother of Mrs. Anita Juengling, Houston, whose husband, Loyal H. Juengling, is secretary and assistant to the president of the Sheffield Steel corporation.
     Mrs. RODRIGUEZ was born in Taney City, Iowa, and was a resident of Kansas City for many years. She moved to Houston five years ago. Her husband, Manuel R. Rodriguez, died in 1930.
     Another daughter, Mrs. John Morehouse, National City, Calif., also survives.
     Services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Stein & McClure chapel.

Kansas City Times, March 8, 1930
     RODRIGUEZ—Manuel R. Rodriguez, 4819 E. 18th, passed away at Noel, Mo., March 6. Mrs. Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Mrs. A.. S. Rodriguez of the home. Funeral announcement later. H. W. & Mrs. M. L. Gates, directors in charge.

Kansas City Times, March 10, 1930
     RODRIGUEZ-Mr. Manuel R. Rodriguez, 59 years old, passed away at Noel, MO, March 6. Mr. Rodriguez in survived by his wife, Mrs. Arda L. Rodriguez, a son, Jack H. Rodriguez; a daughter. Miss Anita S. Rodriguez, all of the home, 4819 E. 18th St. Funeral services from Gates chapel, State Line at 41st, Monday afternoon, March 10 at 1:30 o'clock. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Sept. 28, 1923
Mrs. Agnes I. Barklow Roe
     One of Portsmouth’s life long citizens and most respected women was called to the Great Beyond abut 8:45 o’clock last night when the final summons came to Mrs. Agnes I. Barklow Roe, widow of Attorney Benjamin E. Roe at her home 820 Third street. Complications caused death after an illness dating from last March. She had been seriously ill and bedfast for the last five weeks. Death did not come as an unexpected shock to her immediate relatives and friends who realized her condition was grave for the past few days.
     Mrs. Agnes I. Barklow Roe was a daughter of Stout Barklow and Sarah Jane Jeffords Barklow. She was born Oct. 20, 1854, in Portsmouth where she spent all her life with the exception of eighteen months in Greenup County, Ky. She attended the local public schools and was a graduate of the Portsmouth high school being one of a class of thirteen on June 25, 1874. For many years she taught school here and numbered among Portsmouth citizens are many of her former pupils.
     Her husband was Benjamin E. Roe, a lawyer who was well known in Greenup county. He was also prominent in Democratic politics and was known to many throughout Greenup county as "Bud" Roe. He passed away about twenty years ago.
     Mrs. Roe was the last of the immediate family of Barklows. Her nearest surviving relative is an aunt, Mrs. Rose Brennen of Dayton, Ky. She also leaves several cousins in this city.
     Mrs. Roe possessed a kind and loving disposition and throughout the city had legions of friends who will be sorry to learn of her death. She was a member of the Fist Christian church of the city and was also active [unreadable] Spencer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
     Funeral services will be held at the home on Third street Saturday morning at ten o’clock after which the body will be taken to Greenup where services will be held in the Christian church at 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Greenup.

The Lewis County Herald, Monday, December 31, 1984
Funeral services for Mr. Allen Gardner Roe, 76, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 1984, at the Dickerson Funeral Home. Burial was in Maysville Cemetery.
     Mr. Roe, of 911 Fairlane Drive, Vanceburg, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at home after a brief illness from cancer.
     He was born April 24, 1908, to Frank M. and Rebecca Stamper Roe. Mr. Roe was a clothier and was planning to retire from the business which was near his home.
     He was a member of the Vanceburg First Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Norma Boone Roe, a daughter, Anna G. Roe of Vanceburg; four sons, Allen G. Roe, Jr., of Vanceburg, John M. Roe of Ohio, Paul A. Roe and Jack Roe, both of Morehead.
     He also leaves two stepsons, Daniel G. Reed of Harrison, Ohio, Jeffrey A. Reed of Phoenix, Ariz., a stepdaughter, Mrs. Linda K. Fields of Bright, Ind.; a brother, Ed Roe of Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Mary R. Centala of Inderness, Fla., 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1984
     Vanceburg, Ky. – Allen Gardner Roe, 76, of 911 Fairlane drive, died Tuesday at home following a brief illness.
     A native of Vanceburg, he was in the clothing business and was a member of First Baptist Church of Vanceburg.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife, Avenelle Hardy Roe, in 1946, and his second wife Jane Gromley in 1957.
     Surviving are his wife, Norma Boone Roe; a daughter, Anna G. Roe of Vanceburg; four sons, Allen G. Jr. of Vanceburg, John M. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul A. and Jack both of Morehead; two stepsons, Daniel G. Reed of Harrison and Jeffrey Reed of Phoenix, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Linda K. Fields of Bright, Ind.; a brother, Edward of Portsmouth, Ohio; and a sister, Mary Ruth Centala of Inverness, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service is to be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dickerson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard Wilson officiating, and interment in Maysville Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. today and until the hour of the service Thursday.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Feb. 23, 1895
He Passes Away at His Home in Greenup This Morning 
At 11:25 O’clock—He had been Ill with Typhoid Fever Fourteen Days—Prominent Lawyer and Leading Citizen of Greenup County—Well and Favorably Known Here.
The following special to the Times from Greenup conveys the sad intelligence of the death of one of Greenup county’s brightest young lawyers and most progressive citizens.
Greenup, Ky., Feb. 23, 1895
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, Times—B.E. Roe died at 11:25 this morning. H. C. D.
     Mr. Roe’s death was caused by typhoid fever complicated with kidney trouble. He was taken ill just fourteen days ago, the disease assuming an acute form from the first, and baffling the skill of the physicians. He rallied somewhat a day or two ago and hopes were entertained that he would recover. The hope proved a vain one however. Yesterday he suffered a relapse and sank steadily until this morning at 11:25 when death relieved him from his sufferings.
     Mr. Roe was one of the very finest and most promising young men in Eastern Kentucky and scores of friends at his native place and in surrounding counties, mourn his untimely death. Bright, handsome and generous to a fault, he made friends on all sides. Everybody had a good word to say for "Bud" Roe, as his friends called him.
     Ben E. Roe was the son of George Elliott Roe, for many years a leading lawyer of Greenup, who died several years ago. Ben was born in Greenup some thirty-five or thirty-six years ago. Read law, was admitted a number of years ago, and has been practising law in Greenup ever since. He was very successful and had built up a large practice. Since the retirement of Hon.Thos. F. Paynter from the active pursuit of his profession, Mr. Roe has easily stood at the head of the Greenup bar and was engaged on one side or the other in most of the cases in court.
     He was a staunch Democrat politically, and the Times takes pride in the fact that it ever counted "Bud" Roe as one of its most loyal friends. He was quite active in politics and was in the fall of 1893 the candidate of his party for the state senator in the district to which Greenup county belongs, but was defeated by a small majority. At the time he was holding the office of county attorney for Greenup county, an office corresponding to that of prosecuting attorney in Ohio. He was a candidate for re-election, last fall, but went down with his ticket, his successful competitor being W. J. A. Rarden.
     Mr. Roe was united in marriage Dec. 5, 1893, to Miss Agnes I. Barklow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stout Barklow of East Third street, this city, the ceremony being performed at the home of Miss Barklow, by Rev. Dr. Tappan. But little more than a year has passed and the friends of Mrs. Barklow (sic.) are called upon to mourn with her, the loss of him who was a gallant lover and a faithful and devoted husband.

Unknown newspaper, Unknown date
Bessie E. Roseberry
Bessie E. Roseberry, 83, of Knightstown, died Oct. 20, 1999
     Born July 14, 1916, she was the daughter of Grover Cleveland Masters and Betty Logan Zornes Masters.
     She was retried from the Rayon Factory in Greenfield and was a member of the Faith Chapel in Knightstown.
     Survivors include her sons, Cleodus and Wilford Ray Roseberry, both of Anderson; daughters, Arbedella Gearheart of Olive Hill, Guin Elda Chapman of Knightstown, Lenora Hudson of Greenfield and Nina Murray of Hagerstown; brother Emory Masters of Baltimore, Md.; sisters, Geneva Seaton of Marion, Ohio, and Judy Caudill of Anderson; half-brother, Marvin Masters of Kentucky; half-sister, Imogene Caudill of Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death on March 13, 1998 by her husband, Wilford Roseberry, whom she married on Jan. 26, 1934; and one brother and one sister.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Chapel in Knightstown with Randy Gross and Roger Craft officiating.
     Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
     Friends may call from 4 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Todd Funeral Home, Butcher Chapel in Knightstown.
     Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Chapel.

Karen Roseberry - See Karen Burchett (Mrs. Charles Burchett)

Ashland Daily Independent, May 10, 2001
Opal Roseberry
     Opal Rayburn Roseberry, 81, of Olive Hill, died Tuesday at her home.
     Mrs. Roseberry was born Aug. 12, 1919, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Dustin and Etta Mae Elam Rayburn.
     She also was preceded in death by her husband, Grover D. Roseberry, in 1985, a son, David Roseberry, and a daughter, Wanda Jean Roseberry.
     She was a member of Flat Fork Church of God.
     Surviving are two sons, Phillip Roseberry of Frankfort and Lewis "Marty" Roseberry of Olive Hill; seven daughters, Violet Markwell, Karen Burchett, Frances Conkwright and Kathy Wagoner, all of Olive Hill, Janet Adkins of Sandy Hook, Mary Logan of Vanceburg, and Etta Zornes of Emerson; two sisters, Louise Orcutt and Christine Logan, both of Olive Hill; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
     The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill by Gayle Price, Delmar Logan Jr., Bobby Butler and Elijah Wagoner. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
     Friends may call today, Friday and until time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Oct. 7, 1957
Andrew Reed Rowe
Andrew Reed Rowe, 70, superintendent at the steel mill from 1910 to 1924, died Saturday at his home in 407 Braddock Rd., Forest Hill, Pa.
     Retired superintendent of a rolling mill in McKeesport, Pa., Mr. Rowe was a steel mill superintendent in Midland, Pa., from 1924 to 1937.
     Mr. Rowe was born July 14, 1877 in Phoenixville, Pa., to the late Henry Harrison and Ella Reed Rowe. He was married to Eleanor Jeffords, who survives.
     Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Esther V. Jones of Plymouth, Ind., Mrs. Bertha Jones of Forrest Hills, Mrs. Bessie J. Herlinger of Townville, Pa., Mrs. Ellamae R. Rowe of Beaver, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth E. Fern of Gainesville, Fla.; a sister, Miss Jessie M. Rowe of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Lyle H. of Portsmouth and Harry R. of Birmingham, Mich., and 12 grandchildren.
     He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church at McKeesport.
     Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday in Daehler Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John MacLeod officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Funeral services will also be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hunter Funeral Home at McKeesport, where friends may call today.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Nov. 19, 1973
Mrs. Eleanor Rowe
Services for Mrs. Eleanor C. Rowe, 84, of Culver, Ind., a former Portsmouth resident are to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Daehler Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Sharp officiating.
     Mrs. Rowe died at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, at Plymouth, Ind., following a brief illness.
     A longtime resident of Pittsburg, Pa., she was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Culver.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Andrew, in 1957, she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Esther Jones of Plymouth, Mrs. Bertha Jones of Culver, Mrs. Bessie Herlinger of Johnston, Pa., Mrs. Ellamae Rowe of Phoenixville, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Ferm of Etha, N. H.; two sisters, Mrs. Cornelius Russell and Mrs. J. Edward Butler both or Portsmouth; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Burial is to be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Mar. 14, 1925
Funeral Monday
     The body of Reed Rowe, Jr., 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Rowe of Midland, Pa., who died Friday of pneumonia will arrive here tonight and will be conveyed to the home of the grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Jeffords, of 633 Fifth street, where the last rites will be held Monday at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn. Mrs. and Mrs. Rowe (Ellnor Jeffords) are former well known residents of Portsmouth.

Dorene Royster - See Dorene Royster Willis (Mrs. Herbert O. Willis)

Portsmouth Times - Friday, June 16, 1944
Mrs. Mary E. Royster
     Greenup, June 16 - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Royster, 37, wife of Sebastian Royster, who died at 4:30 p. m. Thursday at her home following a year’s illness, were to be held at 3 p.m. today at Three Prong cemetery with Rev. Denbo Smith officiating.
     Mrs. Royster is survived by her husband and seven children.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1958
     A former Portsmouth resident, William Kibb Ruark, 77, died early today at his home at 222 Sixth Ave. in Dayton, Ky. Death followed a short illness.
     Born Feb. 22, 1881, at Vanceburg, Ky., he was a son of William and Mary Ruark.
     Surviving are his wife, Bessie Jeffords Ruark, and a brother, R. J. Ruark, of Columbus, Ohio.
     Mr. Ruark was a member of the Syain Temple in Cincinnati and was a retired employee of the Railway Express Co. He was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge at Cynthiana, Ky., and the Scottish Rite of Covington.
     A musician, Mr. Ruark was also a member of the Shrinse's Band, and Smitty's Band, an organization which plays at the major league baseball games in Cincinnati.
     Funeral services are to be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daehler Funeral Home with burial following in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday.

Portsmouth Daily Times,  Friday Nov. 26, 2004
Bobbi Ruggles, 34
     Bobbi Sue “Boo Boo” Damron Ruggles, 34 of Franklin Furnace, did Nov. 21, 2004, at home.
     She was born Oct. 30, 1970, in Portsmouth to Bob Damron of Franklin Furnace and the late Rhonda Lowder Damron, July 20, 2000.
     Survivors include her grandfather, Virgil “Gene” and the late Cora Potter Lowder, Jan 30, 1999, who reared her; two daughters, Misty Lee Dawn Ruggles and Latosha Leighanne Ruggles; one son, James Alva Ruggles; and her children’s father, Alva Ruggles all of Piketon; stepgrandmother Connie Lowder, and great grandmother, Iowa Pack Potter, both of Wheelersburg; one brother James “Fuzzy” Damron of Lucasville; one sister Mandy Bentley of Portsmouth; two uncles, Faris (Joan) Lowder of Vermilion and Larry (Carly) Lowder of Wheelersburg; three aunts, Debbie (George) Turner, Marvie Lowder and Sandi (Tony) Lang, all of Wheelersburg, who were like her brothers and sisters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
     She was a 1989 graduate of Wheelersburg High School and a CNA at Golden Years Health Care Center.
     Funeral services will be on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home, 509 South Sixth St., Ironton, with Pastor Ron Blevins officiating.  Burial will be in Waring Cemetery in Garrison, Ky.  Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Unknown newspaper, unknown date
     Mrs. Verona Haney Ruplinnger, daughter of Pete and Barbia Legill Haney, was born February 24,1882, at Harper, Iowa, and departed this life Wednesday,Jjuly 17,1974, at Graham Hospital in Keokuk at the age of 92.
     She had resided a number of years at the Shady Rest nursing home in Bonaparte, and more recently in Keokuk Manor at Keokuk. Most of her life was spent in Van Buren county.
     Her husband, Charles, preceeded her in death.
     Survivors include three nephews,William and Charles Haney, both of Keosauqua and David Mcgaffey of Washington, Iowa, and a niece, Mrs. Will Poling of Cantril.
     Funeral services were held Friday, July 19,1974, at 10:00 a.m. at pedrick Funeral home in Keosauqua with the Rev. Harold Schnedler of the Congregational Church officiating. Interment was in Pittsburg Cemetery.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000
David Russell
     David C. Russell of Indianapolis, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000 at home.
     He was born in Portsmouth. He worked for 25 years retiring in 1991. He was a Korean War Navy Veteran, a 1952, graduate of Xavier University and member of the Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Council, Pride of Indy Men’s Barbershop Chorus and St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Annette D. Russell; three daughters, Joan E. Smith, Linda M. Miller and Janet L. Stewart; three sons, Kevin D. Russell, Patrick J. Russell and Christopher Russell; two brothers, Paul Russell and George Russell; two sisters, Anna Duplain and Sister Janet Russell; and 12 grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church in Indianapolis, with Interment in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East Mortuary, 10722 East Washington St., Indianapolis.
     Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church Capital Campaign.

Greenup News, Monday, Nov. 5, 1984
George Russell
     South Portsmouth – George W. Russell, 84 of South Portsmouth, died at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, in Scioto Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
     Mr. Russell was born Feb. 9, 1900, in Lewis County, a son of the late George and Millie Russell.
     He was a retired employee of the Chessie System and a member of the Garrison United Methodist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Harrison Russell; a son Roy Russell of Dothan, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Doris Cox of Portsmouth; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore by the Rev. Donald Riggs. Burial was in the Collier Memorial Garden at South Portsmouth.
[Editor’s Note: George W. Russell Jr. was the son of George W. and Julia Ann (Logan) Russell. George W. Jr. told me this and the census and marriage records bear this out.]

Jean R. Russell - See Jean R. Turner (Mrs. James Miles Turner)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1991
Member of St. Mary's Church
     Louise C. "Lucy" Russell, 100, of Cincinnati, a former Portsmouth resident, died Monday, Aug. 5, 1991, at a Cincinnati hospital.
     Born Dec. 16, 1890, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Charles and Victoria Ehret Jeffords, she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
     Preceded in death Nov. 14, 1965, by her husband, C.W. "Neil" Russell, survivors include three sons, Paul Russell of Hollywood, Fla., George Russell Sr. of Wheelersburg, and David Russell of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Anna) Duplain of Portsmouth, Mrs. Miles (Jean) Turner of Melbourne, Fla., and Sister Janet Russell of Mouth St. Joseph, Cincinnati; a sister, Alma Butler of Sarasota, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Maroon officiating, and interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Melcher Funeral Home, where recitation of rosary is planned at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1939
Mrs. George W. Russell
     Mrs. Millie Ann Russell, 62, wife of George W. Russell of Fullerton, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at her home after an extended illness. She had been bedfast the last three months and had been in ill health for several years.
     Mrs. Russell was born Dec. 24, 1876, a daughter of James and Nannie Abdon of Greenup county. She was married to Jason Miller, who died in 1900. In 1902 she married Mr. Russell. Mrs. Russell was a member of Fullerton Baptist church.
     Surviving are her husband; two children by her first marriage, Robert Miller of Garrison and James Miller of Fullerton, a daughter by the second marriage, Jessie Russell at home. Four children by the second marriage preceded her in death.
     She also leave three stepchildren, Robert Russell of Pontiac, Mich., George Russell of Garrison and Mrs. R. B. Newberry of Fullerton; a brother and two sisters, Albert Abdon of Carter, Ky., Mrs. Bernie Miller of Rexton, Ky., Mrs. Mollie Lowder of Portsmouth; a half-sister, Mrs. Stella Adams of California, and seven grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Baptist church, with Rev. W. K. Wood of Ashland officiating. Burial will be in Firebrick cemetery, under direction of J. R. Morton & Son.



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