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The Portsmouth Daily Times - Portsmouth, OH;  July 4, 1972
     Mrs. Sophia [Josephine Williams] Ramey Scherer, 75, of 1805 Harrisonville Avenue North Moreland, died Tuesday at the home of a grandson, Robert Sizemore of Sciotoville Rt. 2, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
     A native of Greenup County Kentucky, she is survived by her husband, Elba Scherer; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Sizemore of Beaver Rt. 2; a stepson, Earl Shears; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lorene Massie and Mrs. Hilda McComas, all of Ironton; and a sister, Mrs. Ina Hutchinson, 3701 Rhodes Avenue New Boston.
     Services are to be conducted Friday at one p.m. at North Moreland Christian Baptist Church with Rev. William Hamilton officiating.
     Interment is to be in Memorial Burial Park. Friends may call at the residence after 7 tonight. The body is to be taken to the church Friday at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

Iva I. Schutters - See Iva I. Shover (Mrs. Joseph Andrew Shover)

Portsmouth Times, Friday, Apr. 25, 1958

Mrs. E. Schwamberger
     Mrs. Ellen Schwamberger, 97, died at 8:10 a.m. today at her on South St., Wheelersburg. She was the widow of John Schwamberger.
     Mrs. Schwamberger was born Dec. 4, 1860, in Logan, W.Va. She has been a resident of this area since four years of age. Mrs. Schwamberger was reared by the late Mr. and Mrs. James Cadot of Lyra community.
     She is survived by five sons, Clarence Schwamberger, 4312 Pine St. New Boston, Russell Schwamberger, 808 Lakeview Ave., New Boston, William, Fred and Earl Schwamberger, all of Friendship; a daughter, Rose Schwamberger, Pompano Beach, Fla; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gill Funeral Home with Rev. Forrest Chamberlin officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Portsmouth Times, Friday, July 9, 1971
Mrs. W. Schwamberger
     Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roger W. Davis Funeral Home for Mrs. Florence Schwamberger, 75, of Friendship, who died Thursday at Scioto Memorial Hospital.
     She was a member of Friendship Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, William; four daughters, Mrs. Ada Virgin of West Portsmouth; Mrs. Marjorie Logan of Dayton and Mrs. Bonnie Staggs and Mrs. Judith Staggs, both of Friendship; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Moore of North Dakota, Mrs. Nell Baldi of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Clare Newland of Bradenton, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
     Interment is to be in Friendship Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Portsmouth Daily Times – March 10, 1921
Mrs. Mary W. Schwamberger
     Death about nine o’clock Wednesday night claimed Mrs. Mary Wilhelmina Schwamberger, beloved wife of Joseph Schwamberger, the final summons coming at the home on Lick Run near Wheelersburg. Death was caused by rheumatism after a four weeks illness.
     Mrs. Schwamberger, who was 38 years of age, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thieken of Lick Run. She was born in Vernon township, Scioto county, and spent practically all her life in that part of the county.
     Surviving are the husband, Joseph Schwamberger, four sons, Francis, Leo and Jerome. She also leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thieken of Lick Run, two sisters, Mrs. Andy Bihl and Miss Minnie Schwamberger at home, and four sons, Frank of Portsmouth, William of New Boston and Louis and Edward at home.
     Mrs. Schwamberger was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic church of Wheelersburg.
     Funeral services will be held from St. Peters. Church Saturday morning at ten o’clock with Father Thomas Carey in charge.
     Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery at Wheelersburg.

The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, June 21, 1991
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Ralph F. Schwamberger, 73, died Wednesday at Humana Hospital-Suburban.
     He was a native of Sciotoville, Ohio, a retired service officer for Veterans Administration, where he worked for 30 years, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 89.
     Survivors: three sons, Gregory Schwamberger of Elizabethtown, Mark Schwamberger of Columbus, Ohio, and Jeffrey Schwamberger of San Carlos, Calif.; three sisters, Lucille Lauder and Regina Curnutte, both of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Evelyn Craycraft of Marion, Ohio; and a grandson.
     Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Martha Catholic Church, 2825 Klondike Lane.
     Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: Ratterman's-Bardstown Road, 3800 Bardstown Road, 7-9 p.m. Friday.
     Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society.

Mildred F. "Betty" Scott - See Mildred F. "Betty" Rabourn (Mrs. Tex Richard Rabourn)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, May 23, 1885
"118 !"
Death of the Aged Negress, Mrs. Maria Seaton.
     Last Thursday a woman died in this city at the remarkable age of one hundred and eighteen years. It seems incredible that such thins can be, but the fact and figures in this case are too well authenticated to admit of doubt. But even this woman would have cut a sorry figure in the days of the Bible patriarchs, and would not have been eligible to membership in any society of old people of the day, when they scored five, six and seven hundred years and one of them came near reaching an even thousand. The dead lady referred to is Mrs. Maria Seaton, a colored woman, who lived with her son Henry Seaton, on Thirteenth street, opposite the colored church. She died of pure old age. She had not been able to take any nourishment for two weeks previous to her death. It is almost impossible for a robust person to live two weeks without nourishment, hence the marvelous vitality of deceased is wonderfully observable. She had every indication of great age. Her skin was thick and shriveled, and she had he appearance of a mummy. It will be a question of interest to psychologists to determine what it was that kept her alive so long after the functions of nutrition had been suspended. Physiology gives it up. Was it an extraordinary manifestation of the vis medicatrix we read so much about, and if so does it go to prove the truth of the theory held by many writers, namely, that it is quite possible for the human race to return to the days of the patriarchs in the matter of long life?
     Mary Seaton was born in Virginia and was fourteen years old when the war of the revolution was going on for she recollected having assisted in cooking for Washington’s soldiers on their march through Virginia. This was probably on the occasion of Washington’s march to Yorktown, which was in 1781. If she was 14 years old at that time it makes her 118 years old at the time of her death. She was born in slavery, and at the close of the revolutionary war was owned by a man named Nichols, who came west an settled in Greenup county, Ky. She was sold two or three times after coming to this neighborhood, being in the family of the Thompsons, and finally came into the hands of the Seatons, of Greenup, where she remained until the Emancipation Proclamation set her free. It was customary in the days of slavery for slaves to take the name of their last master, hence Mrs. Seaton’s Kentucky name, which in Virginia was Warren. Dr. Davidson remembers her when a small boy, and says she was then a very old woman.
     She remembers having seen Daniel Boone and other pioneers of this section, as well as the famous pioneer preachers whose exploits have made such interesting reading in the Church history of the two States. She was married three times, and her children are mostly dead or scattered, some of them having been sold South before the war. Henry is the only living son, and he is quite an old man. She never took any medicine in her life, except the "roots and yarbs" that were always popular with the old wives of Virginia, both white and colored.
     Mrs. Seaton’s case was mentioned in the Times two or three years ago. The centenarian line is being advanced as the world advances. A few years ago a person of ninety or one hundred years of age was looked upon as a curiosity, but now they are becoming common. Portsmouth advances the record to 118.

Kansas City Star- May 19, 1913-- (Funeral Notice)--
     The funeral of Lee Self will be held Monday at 2805 Holly. All friends invited. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery.

Blackwell (Okla.) Journal-Tribune, August, 1998
     Funeral Services for Roy Allen Selvy, 81, longtime rural Blackwell resident, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 4, in Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Mr. Don Martin officiating.
     Burial was in the Blackwell Cemetery under direction of Hackler Funeral Home. By request of the family, there was no visitation and the casket was closed at all times.
      Mr. Selvy was born March 11, 1917, in Marion, Kansas to Harry Allen Selvy (1890-1955) and Grace Aquila (Padgett) Selvy (1889-1974) and died at his (rural Kay County) home Thursday, July 30, 1998.
     He was raised on the farm near Burns (Marion Co.), Kansas and graduated from Burns High School. He also attended El Dorado (KS) Junior College for one year.
     He farmed with his father until marrying Frances Eula Van Natta (1918-1995) on May 21, 1941. He was called into military duty Aug. 14, 1941, serving with the Army Coast Artillery, stationed mostly around Boston, Mass. He received his honorable discharge on Dec. 8, 1945.
     In that same year, they moved to Kay County (Okla.) to farm, raise cattle and a few quarter horses.
     He served on the Prairie Chapel Elementary School board for over 20 years, was master of Weston Grange, Sunday School superintendent, lay leader, church conference delegate and a member of Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include four daughters, Cynthia Pearl Nicholson (1946- ), Roxboro, N.C.; Roylyn Grace Selvy (1949- ), Coppell, Texas; Nancy Allene Marlman (1954- ), Marcos, Colo., and Harriet Eula Weber (1956- ), Ada, (Okla.); six sisters, Verna Ethel Vincent (1911- ), Wichita, Ks.; Gladys Anita Jewell (1914- ), Peabody, Ks.; Gaila May Henry (1922- ), and Vera Allene London (1919- ), both of Wichita; Grace Harriet Sebert (1925- ), Kansas City, Mo.; and Verda Pearl Stoskopf (1927- ), El Dorado, Ks., and six grandchildren.
     He is preceded in death by his wife, Frances Eula Selvy on Aug. 9, 1995, and one brother, Caroll Daniel Selvy (1911-1993).

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, May 29, 2003
Veteran's Flag
Harold Semones, 87
     Harold C. "Pap" Semones, 87,of New Boston, was born July 28, 1915, and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May, 29, 2003. A 1933 graduate of Wheelersburg High School, he served during World War II in the South Pacific Theater rising to a rank of II Lieutenant as he served his country in Hawaii. Following the war, he worked in the wire department of Wheeling Steel Mill. He worked as an Ironworker for Local 769 before retiring. Up until it disbanded, he was active in Imanuel Baptist Church as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and treasurer. On July 26, 1952, he married Garnet Louise Wintersole. As young newlyweds, they were avid fishermen. He was a gardener extraordinaire who shared generously with those he loved. Un-paralleled in canning, his pickles and jellies were in demand by all who tasted them. A craftsman at rod busting, his finished jobs had perfectly plumb verticals and level horizontals. Visitors to his home were always invited to sit down in the living room where he held court by telling stories that never failed to entertain. Even in death, he is telling a story to those of us left behind, the story of how Jesus saves by grace so that all who believe and will one day be reunited with Pap in heaven.
     He is survived by his wife, Louise Wintersole Semones. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruie Smith Semones and Louis C. Semones, as well as two brothers, Richard L. Semones and Dale E. Semones, and one sister, Jacqueline Semones McCoy.
     He was also preceded in death by a stepson, William Joseph Turner. He is survived by a brother, Vernon Dallas Semones, and sisters, Mary Ellen Evans, Ruth Semones Jones and Wilma Semones Holbrook (Joe). Also surviving are a son, William L. Semones (Shirley) of Lucasville, and a stepdaughter, Patricia Turner Bond (Charlie). He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 2,2003, at the D.W. Swick Funeral Home in New Boston, with Art Marcum, minister, officiating, with burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with military graveside rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Portsmouth Times, Dec. 11, 1947
Brooks Shaffer
     Brooks Shaffer, 63, who is widely known here, passed away this morning in his home at 112 East Bush st, Kalamazoo, Mich., following a seven-month illness.
     A native of Sciotoville, he was born July 7, 1884, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carmi Shaffer. He spent most of his life in this community and before moving from here to Michigan in 1935, he was employed for 12 years as a molder by the Ohio Stove Co.
     Mr. Shaffer was a Mason and belonged to the Iron Molders’ union.
     His survivors, many of whom reside here, include his wife, the former Miss Isa Logan to whom he was wed 38 years ago; four children, Mrs. J. D. Linck, 2208 Grandview av, Mrs. Gilbert Fuller, 1209 Fourth st, Leroy and Ralph of Kalamazoo, two grandchildren; three sisters, Misses Gertrude and Nora Shaffer and Mrs. Genevieve Lake of Portsmouth, and a brother, Charles of Cincinnati.
     Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1967
Mrs. Isa Shaffer
     Mrs. Isa Logan Shaffer, 75, a former Portsmouth resident, died Tuesday, following a heart attack at Kalamazoo, Mich., where she had made her home since 1937. In ill health for the past two years, she was the widow of Brooks Shaffer who died in 1947.
     A native of Vanceburg, Ky., Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the White Shrine in Kalamazoo.
     Survivors include two sons, Ralph of Kalamazoo and Leroy of Santa Maria, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. John D. Linck, 1608 Carroll St. and Mrs. Ormand S. Adams, 2334 Micklethwait Rd.; three brothers, Charles Logan of Fort Worth, Tex., Walter Logan of Los Angles, Calif, and Albert Logan of Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. William Anderson of Springfield, Mrs. Lucille Wilcox of Dayton and Mrs. Arthur DeGarmo of Los Angles, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held Friday in Kalamazoo under the direction of Truesdale Funeral Home. Burial is to be in Riverside Memorial Park at Kalamazoo.

Lillian Gertrude Shaw - See Lillian Gertrude Shaw Conley (Mrs. August Conley

Dora Etta Shepherd - See Dora Etta Van Bibber (Mrs. Timothy Van Bibber)

Mary Shepherd - See Mary Conley (Mrs. Leck Conley)

From the Internet, Floyd Co., Newspaper, Feb. 5, 1942
     There died: John B. Stephens, 66, Monday, at his home at Allen; Pvt. Russell Robinson, of the U.S. Army, last Thursday, in Trinidad; George Frederick Gore, 32, Friday, at Estill; Mrs. Poppie Shepherd, 74, Saturday, at the Beaver Valley Hospital, Martin.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1965
Virgil Shepherd
     Virgil Shepherd, 61, of Worley’s Run, West Portsmouth, died at 2:40 a.m. today at an Athens hospital.
     A native of Greenup County, he was a retired employe of Ohio department of highways.
     Surviving are his wife, Alice Dyer Shepherd; a stepson, Garland Morgan; his mother Lora Boggs Shepherd, 2132 Sixth St.; five brothers, Ernest Shepherd, 2004 Fifth St., William Shepherd of Lorain, Clyde Shepherd of Piketon, Homer Shepherd of South Shore and Hobart Shepherd of Pataskala; six sisters, Mrs. Rosie Bradley, 2132 Sixth St., Mrs. Belva Pollitt, 2112 Charles St., Bessie Boggs and Cynthia Boggs, both of South Shore, Stella Shepherd of Reynoldsburg and Mrs. Corrine Johnson of Lansing, Mich.
     Funeral arrangements are under direction of Windel-Howland Funeral Home.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003
Levi Shope, 67
     Levi L. Shope, 67, of Minford, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     He was born July 23, 1936, in Portsmouth, a son of Emma Brown Shope the late Trave Shope.
     Survivors include a daughter, Letitia Crawford, brothers, Dan, Jim and Howard Shope; sisters Millie Swizee and Laura Shope; and three grandchildren.
     Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with Pastor Larry King officiating, and interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Franklin Furnace. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Anna Shover - See Anna Anderson (Mrs. James Anderson)

Portsmouth Times, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1945
Benjamin F. Shover
     Benjamin F. Shover, 86, retired farmer of the Friendship community, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of a relative at 3433 Gallia st. New Boston, following a weeks illness.
     A native of Greenup co., he was a son of Andrew and Mary Martin Shover. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Friendship.
     Surviving are his wife; two sons, Edward Martin and William Franklin of Friendship; one half-brother, Joe of Chicago; a half-sister, Mrs. Emma Fraley of Greenup co.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Methodist church, Rev. W. F Clay in charge. Burial will be in Friendship cemetery under direction of Emrick funeral home. The body will be at the home of a niece, Mrs. James Wright, 3307 Rhodes av., New Boston until the funeral hour.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Sept. 23, 1971
Burt Shover
Services for Burt Shover, 70, a former Portsmouth resident who died Tuesday in Springfield were to be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Pine Grove Church in Lucasville.
     He is survived by his wife, Jennie; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Logan of New Boston, Mrs. Belia McGraw of Portsmouth and Mrs. Edith Bower of Detroit Mich.; his stepmother Mrs. Julia Shover of Portsmouth and a brother, Earnest Shover of Portsmouth.
     Services were directed by Littleton Funeral Home of Spingfield, assisted by McKinley Funeral Home. Burial was in Hager Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, May 20, 1945
Edward Martin Shover
Death at 7:30 a.m. Sunday claimed Edward Martin Shover of Friendship. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Grooms with whom he had been living the last two months. Mrs. Shover had been seriously ill since Christmas.
     A retired Wheeling Steel Corp. employe, he was retired 12 years ago because of illness. He was a stationary fireman at Portsmouth works.
     Mrs. Shover was born March 3, 1888, in Greenup co., a son of Benjamin Franklin and Francis Ellen Davis Shover. He moved with his parents to Friendship at the age of 2 and lived there since with the exception of 13 years when he resided in New Boston.
     On May 9, 1909, he was married to Julia Evva Cannaday, who preceded him in Death Aug, 26, 1928.
     Surviving are seven children: Mrs. Grooms at whose home he died, Edward Luther Shover of New Carlisle, Mrs. Mary Louise Monk and Mrs. Ruby Darlene Coburn of Portsmouth, Raymond Herbert who is a patient at Percy Jones hospital in Battle Creek, Mich., after having served in the European district, Mrs. Lula Bernice Thompson of Dayton and Mrs. Mamie Gladys Braughra of Baltimore; a brother, William Franklin Shover of Friendship and 11 grandchildren. Four children are deceased.
     The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Methodist church of which the deceased was a member. Albert White of Stockdale, a friend of the family will officiate. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery. The body is at the funeral home, where it will remain until the funeral hour.
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Portsmouth Daily Time, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1914
Miss Ella Shofer
     Miss Ella Shofer, aged 19 years, a daughter of William Shofer, a steelworker, died at the family home in Stewartville Friday night of black diptheria. She had been ill for ten days. Besides her father she is survived by several sisters and brothers. The remains will be taken to Kentucky for burial Sunday.

Sara Emily Frances "Emma" Shover - See Emma Fraley (Mrs. Noah R. Fraley)

Portsmouth Times, May 7, 1945
Mrs. Frances Shover
     Mrs. Frances Ellen Shover of Friendship who died Saturday in Mercy hospital at the age of 83, will be buried Tuesday in Friendship Methodist cemetery. Preceding internment under direction of Emrick funeral home, Rev. William F. Clay will officiate at the funeral at 2:30 p.m. in Friendship Methodist church.
     The widow of Benjamin F. Shover, the octogenarian was born June 22, 1861. She was a member of the Friendship Church of Christ.
     Surviving are two sons, Edward and William F. of Friendship; two brothers, William Davis of New Boston and John Davis of Portsmouth and three sisters, Mrs. Effie Hughes of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Campbell of Latham and Mrs. Lyra Davis of Valley View.

Kankakee Republican Newspaper, unknown date.
     Iva I. Shover, 101, of Bradley, died Saturday (Dec. 18, 1993) at Riverside Medical Center. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. until the time of funeral service, 7:30 P.M. Monday at the Hertz-Thoma Chapel. Brother David Dickerson will conduct the service. Burial will be at Bonfield Cemetery. Memorials to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was born Dec. 12, 1892 at Bonfield.
     She was the daughter of William and Lilly Belle Davis Schutters. She was married in 1912 in Kankakee to Clarence Watson. He died. She was married May 1, 1918 to Joseph Shover in Crown Point, Ind. He died in 1943. She had worked for the Turk Furniture Store and had been an aide at the Casper Nursing Home. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bourbonnais.
     She was an avid gardner and also enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law: Melvin and Luella Watson, Bradley; Clyde Shover, Fairbanks, Alaska; Victor Shover, Aurora; Maurice and Mildred Shover, Buckingham; and one daughter, Florence LaReau of Bradley. She had 18 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren. Nine step-children, four sisters, one brother and one grandchild preceded her in death.

Margaret Lena Shover - See Margaret L. Shover Logan (Mrs. James Edward Logan)

Nancy Virginia Shover - See Nancy Virginia Lewis (Mrs. William Lewis)

Pearl Shover - See Pearl Wright (Mrs. Anthony Montcalm and Mrs. George Wright.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1927
Mrs. Pearl Shover
     Mrs. Pearl Shover, 30, of 4345, Rhodes avenue, who had been in poor health the past year, died at her home in New Boston about 8:30 Wednesday morning.
     Those who survive besides her husband, William Shover, are five children, Dorothy Mae, Ada Vernice, Carl, Howard and Geneva.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon from the New Boston First Christian church. Interment will follow in Greenlawn cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Feb. 4, 1939
William Shover
William Shover, 75, of Shearer’s Hollow, passed away at 9 a.m. Friday at his home. He was born May 24, 1863.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia Shover, and nine children: William Shover Jr. of Rome, Fielden Shover, Mrs. Roy Shoemaker of Sciotoville, Alfred Shover of Shearer’s Hollow, Mrs. James Logan, Mrs. Jake McGraw, Mrs. George Mayfield of North Moreland, Ernest and Bert Shover at home. He also leaves 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Eight children preceded him in death.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the United Brethren church, with Rev. Wolfe in charge. Burial will be in Memorial park cemetery, under the direction of Daehler’s. The body is at the residence.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Aug. 27, 1945
William Shover Jr.
William Shover Jr. 52, of Portsmouth rt. 1 was found dead early today at his home on Hill rd.
     Coroner Virgil E. Fowler blamed a heart attack.
     He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; two sons, Carl of Portsmouth, and Howard of Knoxville, Tenn.; three daughters Mrs. Dorothy Whitley of Hamilton, Mrs. Bernice Canter of Baltimore and Mrs. Jean Keyser at home, and six grandchildren.
     The body is at Lynn funeral home pending funeral arrangements.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, July 6, 1968
William F. Shover
Funeral services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Pond Run Baptist Church for William F. Shover, 70, of Pond Run Rd. Stout Star Route.
     He was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercy Hospital Friday, shortly after suffering a heart attack while working on a farm near his home.
     A native of Nile Township, Shover was an farmer and retired employe of Detroit Steel Corp. Portsmouth Division. A member of the Untied Steel Workers Union, he had been married to the former Sarah Monk, who died in 1946.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Catherine Evans of Friendship and Mrs. Helen Craft of Greenup, Ky., and four grandchildren.
     Rev. Estel Hopkins is to officiate at the services with burial in McKendree Cemetery, near Buena Vista, under direction of Emrick Funeral Home.
     Friends may call at the Shover residence.

Portsmouth Daily Times, November 6, 2000
Agnes Sizemore, 98
     Agnes R. Sizemore, 98, a former Stockdale resident, died Saturday, at Heartland of Portsmouth.
     She was born Oct. 16, 1902, in Lawrence County, a daughter of the late Alan and Guley Moore Yates. She was a former employee of Drew Shoe Company and had attended First Presbyterian Church of Portsmouth for many years.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Sizemore in 1982. Surviving are one daughter, Marilee D. Sizemore of Heartland of Portsmouth; one brother, Donald Yates of Sciotoville; Three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by one son, Michael Sizemore; and nine brothers and sisters.
     There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.

Greenup News, Monday, Feb. 4, 1980
Amy Sizemore
     South Shore – Mrs. Amy Sizemore, 68, of South Shore, died Friday, Jan, 25, at the Southern Hills Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio.
     A native of Greenup County, Mrs. Sizemore was the daughter of the late Lewis and Verna Musick Skeens. She was preceded in death by her husband Stephen Sizemore, in 1977.
     Survivors include six brother, Jake Skeens of Maloneton, John W. Skeens and Joe Skeens of Load, Henry Skeens of Lura, Ohio, James Skeens of Farmington, Iowa, Warner Skeens of Troy, Ohio; a half-brother, Henry Kegley Jr. of Delaware, Ohio; three step-brothers, Carl Kegley of Tollesboro, Paul Kegley of Greenup, Stanley Kegley of Troy, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Addie Collins of Wilmington, Ohio; two step-sisters, Mrs. Mattie Sizemore of Wyandott, Mich. And Mrs. Jessie Brighamm of Mt. Clemons, Mich.
     Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Roberson Funeral Home.

Greenup News, Monday, Nov. 28, 1983
Carl Sizemore
Morehead – Carl E. Sizemore, 74, Morehead, formerly of Greenup, died Sunday, Nov. 20, in Life Care Center in Morehead following a long illness.
     Mr. Sizemore was born June 9, 1909, a son of the late Stokely and Sarah Logan Sizemore. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mae Sizemore in 1971.
     He was a retired farmer and a member of Soldier Church of God.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tina Steigall Stevens Sizemore, a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Skeens of Load, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Barker of Morehead, Mrs. Gay Hargett of Olive Hill and Mrs. Maxine Hendrickson of Vandalia, Ohio, a son Larry Tackett of Load, two stepsons, James Stevens of Dayton, Ohio, and Jerry Stevens of West Alexandria, Ohio, a brother Ferris Sizemore of Pontiac, Mich., a sister, Mrs. Alma Rohrig of Versailles, Ind., and 22 grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted Wednesday Nov. 23, at the Riggs Funeral Home by the Rev. Henderson Morris. Burial will be in Nichols Cemetery at Load.

Greenup News, Thursday, Nov. 6, 1975
Joe Sizemore
Joe Sizemore, 91, Alcorn Road, Greenup, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at his residence following an extended illness.
     Mr. Sizemore was born March 22, 1884, in Prestonsburg, a son of the late Richard and Polly Jane Salisbury Sizemore. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mrs. Emily Gibson Sizemore died in 1971.
     Surviving are four sons, Richard, Edgar, and William Goble Sizemore all of Greenup, and Ned Sizemore of Upper Sandusky, O., and a daughter Mrs. Ernina Cales of Greenup.
     Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup by the Rev. Willard Cooper. Burial was in the Sizemore Cemetery at Alcorn Road.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Mar. 24, 1958
Louis Sizemore
Louis Sizemore, 77, of 4220 Pine St., New Boston, died at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital where he was admitted at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
     He was a retired employee of Detroit Steel Corp, Portsmouth Division.
     Mr. Sizemore was born March 26, 1880, in Floyd County, Ky., a son of the late Richard and Polly Jane Salsbury Sizemore.
     He was married to Mima Conley Nov. 16, 1901. Mrs. Sizemore preceded her husband in death in 1953.
     Surviving are three sons, Orville, 5418 Gallia St., Morris of Beaver, Rt. 2 and John, 4220 Pine St. New Boston; two daughters, Mrs. Nell Lang of Dayton and Mrs. Nora Logan of Wheelersburg Rt. 2; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
     Two brothers, Grady Sizemore of Court St. and Joe Sizemore of Greenup, Ky. and six sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fraley of Wayne Hills, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraley of Boyne Falls, Mich., Mrs. Alma Tifany of Foster City, Mich., Mrs. Sadie Williams of Raceland, Ky., Mrs. Cora Hall of Floyd County, Ky., and Mrs. Vine Sexton of New Baltimore, Mich., also survive.
     Mr. Sizemore was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a daughter and son.
     He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church on Pine St. in New Boston, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Vaughn Sprunger will officiate. Interment will be in Wheelersburg Cemetery under direction of Gill Funeral Home.
     Friends may call at the home of the son, John, 4220 Pine St. after 5 p.m. today.

Portsmouth Daily Times – Thursday Aug. 14, 2003
Marilee Sizemore, 61
     Miss Marilee Dorinda Sizemore, 61, a former Stockdale area resident, died Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at Heartland of Portsmouth.
     Born July 5, 1942, in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late John H. and Agnes R. Yates Sizemore, she was a lifetime resident of this area. She was a resident of Heartland of Portsmouth and attended First Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth years ago.
     She is survived by two nieces, Tara (Clarence Val) Lambert of Stockdale, Lori Mitchell of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one nephew, John Sizemore of Dallas, Texas; three grand-nieces, Devon Richard, Meghan Lambert, Margaret Gunn; and one great-nephew Jordan Lambert.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Michael L. Sizemore.
     No services are planned.
     Arrangements are under direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Feb. 20, 1971
Mrs. Carl Sizemore
     Greenup, Ky. – Mrs. May Sizemore, 70 of Greenup, died Friday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell after an extended illness.
     Surviving are her husband Carl; a son Larry Tackett, and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Skeen, both of Load, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Mayhew and Mrs. Betty Schmidts, both of Cincinnati, Ohio.
     Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Load Enterprise Baptist Church, with interment in Nichols Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Jan. 22, 1953
Mrs. Lewis Sizemore
     In ill health for the last 15 years, Mrs. Mima Conley Sizemore, 73, wife of Lewis Sizemore, 4220 pine St., New Boston, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at Portsmouth General Hospital, where she was admitted Jan. 10.
     A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Sizemore was born April 3, 1879, in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Jefferson and Sarah Ratcilff Conley. She was married to Mrs. Sizemore on Nov. 16, 1901, and had been a resident of this community since 1911.
     Also surviving are three sons, Orville, at home and Morris and John, both of Stockdale; a daughter, Mrs. Nell Lang of Stockdale; a foster daughter, Mrs. Nora Logan of Sciotodale; a brother, William Conley of Charters; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Smith, 1515 Fifth St. and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of Sciotodale; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Besides her parents Mrs. Sizemore was preceded in death by a son, a daughter and two brothers.
     She was a member of Emanual Baptist Church in New Boston, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Owen J. Croy will officiate and burial will be in Wheelersburg Cemetery under the direction of Gill Funeral Home.
     Friends may call at the residence after 10 a.m. Friday.

Nell Sizemore - See Nellie Sizemore Lang (Mrs. Andrew Myers Lang)

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Mar. 13, 1978
     Minford – Mrs. Perlina Sizemore, 72, of Railroad Hollow Rd., South Webster, Rt. 2, died early today at Oak Hill Hospital after two months illness.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., and a retired Collier’s Publishing Co. bookbinder, she had resided in Scioto County for 13 years. Mrs. Sizemore was a Methodist.
     Surviving are three sons, Lewis A. of Glen Burnie, Md., and Richard and Harold, both of South Webster Rt. 2; two brothers, Owen English of South Shore, Ky., and Arthur English, Waller St., Portsmouth; three sisters, Mrs. Avis Van Bibber and Mrs. Margaret A. Locklin, both of South Portsmouth, Ky., and Mrs. Kate Stiers of Columbus, and five grandchildren.
     Rev. Glenn Bobst is to conduct services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Erwin-Dodson Funeral Home, with burial in Collier Memorial Gardens at South Portsmouth.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Apr. 12, 1932
Stokley Sizemore
     Stokley Sizemore, 75, prominent Greenup county farmer and active Republican politician, died shortly before midnight Monday at his home at White Oak, Ky., of chronic nephritis. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Logan Sizemore and the following sons: Dennis and Perris, Mancelonia, Mich.; Marshall , Sam and Steven, Bennett, Ky., John, Raceland, Ky.; Carl, Firebrick, Ky., and the following brothers and sisters; George, Mrs. Anna McCoy and Mrs. Roselin Wampler, all of Portsmouth; William, Brady, Hiram and Mrs. Letitia Carr, Alcorn, Ky. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the home, Rev. Denbo Smith in charge. Burial in Cremeans cemetery, Undertaker L. G. Stapf, Greenup, Ky.

Greenup News, Thursday, Mar. 29, 1979
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William Sizemore
William "Bill" Sizemore, 58 of Lincoln Ave., Greenup, died March 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W. Va. He was employed by Armco Steel Corporation in the coating department, was a member of the United Steel Workers and was a World War II veteran with Army Air Corps.
     Born Aug. 12, 1920, in Greenup County he was the son of the late Joe and Emily Gibson Sizemore.
     He is survived by his wife Alliene Stewart Sizemore; three sons – Lawrence of South Point, Oh, Marvin of Raceland, Glen of U.S. Navy, Norflolk, Va.; three daughters – Mrs. Wilma Sigler of Springfield, Oh., Miss Mildred Sizemore of Greenup, Miss Jennie Sizemore at home; three brothers – Richard of Greenup, Ned, Edgar, both of Rt. 2 Greenup; sister Mrs. Ermina Cales of Rt.2, Greenup, four grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held March 23 at the Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Edwards officiating.
     Burial was in the Sizemore Cemetery with the Wright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Amy Skeens - See Amy Sizemore (Mrs. Stephen Sizemore)

Geraldine Skeens - See Geraldine Skeens Howard (Mrs. Unknown Howard)

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Sloan, 1929
     Time has come and passed, the death angel has been busy seeking with its sickle that person whose time on earth has been spent, and whom God has seen fit to call to their reward, and on last Tuesday, June 4, visited at the home of Mrs. Eliza Jane Sloan, wife of Esbon Sloan, and called her to take up her abode in heaven with those who had gone on before her to dwell forever and forever.
     Mrs. Eliza Jane Sloan was born March 25, 1843, and died June 4, 1929, at the ripe old age of 86 years, two months and ten days. She leaves three sons, Alvin, George and Baldwin Sloan; two daughters, Mrs. Francis Evans and Mrs. Matilda Evans; two brothers, J. P. Enix, of Missouri, and T. J. Enix, of Green Forest, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Hamilton, of Fitch and Mrs. A. Stamper of this city. Early in life she chose the road that leads to life everlasting, and in the days when she was and could be of service to her Maker she united with the Christian church, and from that day to the time she was called she rendered service for Him and lived a life of the Maker whose name is Christ Jesus. Her life was one of example and when followed will be a reward for those following.
     The funeral services were conducted at the family cemetery near the old church on Flat Fork of Tygart Friday by Rev. May Reeder, after which, surrounded by a large crowd of friends who knew and loved her dearly, the remains were laid to rest.

Anna Smith - See Anna Smith Madden (Mrs. Charles Clifford Madden)

The Greenup News, Greenup County, Kentucky, Friday Morning, Apr. 22 (printed as 22, but marked out and written again as 29th), 1960, Volume 103, Number 18, Page 1
Russell Woman Is Claimed After Years Illness
     Mrs. Alpha Smith, 75, of West Russell, died at the home of a son, Paul Smith, Sunday after an illness of a year.
     She was a native of Greenup County and was born Feb. 6, 1885, a daughter of the late Charlie and Harriett Peterson Mitchell.
     Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lyda Creech, Barboursville, W. Va., and Mrs. Ruby Traylor of Lorado, W. Va., and another son, Frank Smith, Gilbert, Ky.
     Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Raceland. Rev. James O. Childs officiated. Burial was in Rude Cemetery

Augusta Smith - See Augusta "Gussie" Crum (Mrs. Donald Crum Sr.)

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, May 6, 1916
Benjamin Preston Smith
     Benjamin Preston Smith, aged 81 years and 4 months, died Tuesday morning at about 11 o'clock at the home of his son, James Smith, of Advance, Ky. after an illness of many months. He was one of the most prominent farmers of the Advance district and was widely known throughout the county. He has resided in that section practically all his life and was revered by his wide circle of acquaintances. He was a devout member of the Advance Methodist church and the funeral services will be held there Thursday morning with Rev. Carter in charge.
     The deceased is survived by a wife and family of grown children. The children are Mrs. Maggie Bailey of Lynn, Ky.; Mrs. Laura Herdman of Columbus, O.; formerly of Ironton; John Smith of Russell, Ky.; James of Advance Ky.; Mrs. George Burgess of Russell, Ky.; Charles Smith of Chinnville, Ky.; Frank of Grayson, Ky.; Robert of Russell, Ky.; Joshua and Ezekiel, of Chinnville, Ky.

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Charles Ellis Smith
     Charles Ellis Smith was born 08 August 1882 in Whetstone. He married Sarah Artis. To this union were born six children:
     Arthur Smith, Brooksville, FL, Paul Smith, Raceland, KY, Elmer Smith, Ironton, OH, Augusta Crum, Wurtland, KY, Helen Rose Tucker, Albany, GA and Pauline Warner, Columbus, OH.
     Charles Smith lived in Russell, KY until he died at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital following an extended illness in 1969. He was retired from the C&O Railroad.
     Surviving were 22 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church, Raceland, KY by Rev. Lee Gore and Rev. Frank Hopkins. The body was placed to rest at the Rude Cemetery in Flatwoods, KY.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Apr. 1, 1967
Rev. Denbo Smith
     Greenup, Ky., -- Rev. Denbo Smith, 82, died Friday at the home of a son, Otis, in Wurtland.
     A native of Greenup County, he preached for many years in the Leatherwood area.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Virgie Allen Justice Smith; another son, Ballard of Columbus, Ohio; two stepsons, Edward Justice of Frankfort, Ohio and Glen Justice of Clarksburg, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Laura Brickey of West Portsmouth, Mr. Lola Darnell of South Shore, Mrs. Violet Palmerton of Columbus, and Mrs. Elbert Hoskins of Wurtland; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Russell Garrison of Chillicothe, Ohio; Mrs. Wallace Peters of Circleville, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Hyer of Clarksburg, and Mrs. Bernard Lee of Akron, Ohio; 33 grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Brushart Church at Leatherwood, with Rev. Hiram Logan officiating. Burial is to be in Parsons Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Riggs Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, Oct. 23, 1980
     Greenup, Ky. -- Duncan Smith Sr., of Greenup Rt. 2, died Wednesday at home after a long illness.
     A Greenup County native, a World War I Navy veteran and a retired New York Central Railroad conductor, he attended Old Regular Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Ona Braden Smith; two sons, Duncan Jr. of Greenup and John Franklin of Greenup Rt. 2; a daughter, Clayona Smith of Greenup Rt. 2; a brother, Clyde of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     Arrangements are pending at J. B. Wright Funeral Home.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1977
Wheelersburg – Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, 88, of Dogwood Ridge Rd., Wheelersburg Rt. 5, died Monday at Scioto Memorial Hospital.
     A native of Greenup County, Ky., she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jessie Branham, Ninth St., Portsmouth, Mrs. Nora Logan, with whom she lived and, Mrs. Virginia Massie of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Verna Lindeman; 17 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     Rev. William E. Ottney is to conduct services 10 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison Funeral Home here. Burial is to be in Wheelersburg Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Emma Ruby Smith - See Emma Bear (Mrs. Lafayette Bear)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Monday, Sept. 24, 1984
Frank M. Smith, 72, of 1224 Summit St., died Saturday at home.
     A Greenup County, Ky., native and a member of Lucasville Masonic Lodge and Lucasville Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a retired machinist of the former Empire-Detroit Steel Corp.
     Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Boren Smith; three sons, Ernest of Wheelersburg, Paul of Lucasville Route 5 and Lowell of Mountain Home, Idaho; two daughters, Lona Goodrich of Lawton, Okla., and Emily Jones of Portsmouth; a stepson James Boren of Long Beach, Calif.; a brother Walker of Lucasville Route 4, four sisters, Pearl Walker and Minnie Clark, both of Arcanum, Ethel Green of Portsmouth and Nettie Smith of Seven Mile; eight grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Funeral service is planned 1 p. m. Wednesday at McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville, with Elder Paul Crabtree officiating, and burial in Lucasville Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a Masonic service is planned at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Greenup News, Friday, July 19, 1968
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Flatwoods Man Claimed Following Brief Illness
     George C. Smith Sr., 66, of Flatwoods died Wednesday in a Huntington hospital following a brief illness. Born in Greenup County he was a son of the late James and Mitchell (sic.) Smith.
     Mr. Smith was a veteran of World War II, a retired Chesapeake and Ohio Railway employee and a member of Elwood Stringer American Legion Post.
     Surviving are his wife Eva Smith; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Ann Carman and Mrs. Linda Campbell both of Lexington, Mrs. Lucille Weeks of San Diego , Calif., and Mrs. June Lee Smith of Sumpter, S.C., one son, George C. Smith Jr. of Flatwoods; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Tune of Raceland and Mrs. Lettie Manning of Kentucky; four brothers, Charles Smith of Texas, Bill and James Smith, both of Ohio, Henry Smith of Georgia, and nine grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Advance Memorial Methodist Church by Robert Pugh and Herbert McComas, ministers. Burial was in Rude Cemetery in Flatwoods.
[Editor’s note. George Clancy Smith’s mother was Malinda Jane Mitchell; this must have been an omission of the newspaper; bel]

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Oct. 25, 1975
     Greenup, Ky. – Mrs. Grace Green Smith, 77, of Greenup died Friday at 9:35 p.m. in King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland after a long illness.
     Mrs. Smith’s husband, Morris, died Set (sic., Sept.) 11. She is survived by three sons, Millard (M.J.) Smith of Lloyd, Carl of Load and Jack of Garrison Rt. 2; five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Musser of Sciotoville, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Ethel Wolfe and Mrs. Minnie Wolfe, all of Greenup, and Mrs. Lousie Bradley of York, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Lee of Piketon, Ohio, Mrs. Ora Horsley, Mrs. Lucy Clark and Mrs. Carrie Fraley, all of Garrison; a brother, Glenn Eldridge of Springfield, Ohio, 25 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
     Funeral services are incomplete under the direction of the J. B. Wright Funeral Home. Burial will be in Logan Cemetery with Mike Hall, minister, officiating.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 tonight.

Helen Rose Smith - See Helen Rose Smith Tucker (Mrs. Unknown Boggs, Mrs. Unknown Tucker)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1997
Inez Smith, 82
     Inez Stephenson Smith, 82, of Greenup (Ky.) Route 2, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1997 at a Flatwoods, Ky., nursing home.
     Born March 17, 1915, in Haverhill, a daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Boyles Stephenson, she was a house wife and a member of he Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church.
     Preceded in death by her husband Ralph Smith in March 1995, she is survived by a bother, Fred Stephenson of Lexington, Ky.
     She also was preceded in death by two daughters Naomi Smith and Marlene Smith and a son, Tommy Smith.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church, Kentucky 2, with William Oaks and Henderson Morris officiating, and interment in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens at Flatwoods.
     Friends may call at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup after 6 p.m. Thursday, and at the church form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The Greenup News, Friday, Sept. 4, 1953
James N. Smith, 78, Succumbs; Rites Held Sunday
     Last rites were held Sunday at 2 p.m. In the Advance Methodist Church for James Nichols Smith. Rev. E. L. Galion officiated at the services.
     Burial was in Palmer Cemetery.
     Smith, 78, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, following a five-day illness.
     He was a retired C& O Railway carman and is survived by: the widow, Mrs. Melinda Jane Smith; five sons, James of Raceland, Clancy of Flatwoods, Charles of San Antonio, Tex., William and Harry of Columbus, O., three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Dean, St. Louis Mich., Lettie Manning, Owensboro, Ky., and Mrs. Birdie Tune, Raceland.
     Also, surviving are three brothers, Charles, West Russell, John, Raceland and Frank of Delbarton, W Va.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, June 15, 2004
John Smith, 71
     John Franklin Smith, 71, of Greenup, Ky., died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     He was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Greenup, Ky., a son of the late Duncan and Ona Braden Smith.
     Surviving are son, John W. Smith Jr.; daughter, Kellie J. Burgess; and three grandchildren.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pettit Cemetery in Greenup with the Rev. James Wells officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Reed Funeral Home in Greenup.

Portsmouth Times, Nov. 28, 1950
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Body of Ace Pilot On Way To Sciotoville
Last Rites for Lt. Smith Are Arranged for Friday Afternoon
     The body of Lt. John Clay Smith, Scioto County’s only ace fighter pilot, who gave his life in battling the Japanese in the South Pacific, will arrive her Wednesday morning over the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway from New York and will be taken to Gill Funeral Home at Sciotoville.
     The pilot was a son of Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Smith (Lucy McCormick), 320 Eastern Av., Sciotoville.
     Brief funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Gill parlors with Rev. L. C. Radley of Sciotoville Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
     The parents were notified through papers from the War Department at Washington that the body of the pilot had been identified "beyond any reasonable doubt" and requested information on whether to return the body to the States for burial.
Return Takes Months.
In August Mrs. Smith had a telephone message from Washington relative to her plans for return of the body and again she was assured that identification had been made certain.
     The body had been buried near the pilot’s fallen aircraft in New Guinea by Japanese. Identification was made through the number of the P-38 after natives insisted the pilot had been buried near the fallen ship. It was one of the few instances where the Japanese buried enemy dead.
     The body was reburied in New Guinea but climate conditions were not favorable for a permanent U.S. cemetery there and the body was taken to the Philippines and remained at Manila for many months while positive identification was made.
     On Oct. 19 a telegram was received that the body was en-route to the States.
Native of Scioto
The pilot was born Feb. 11, 1920 in Scioto County. He was graduated from East High School in 1938 and was in his second year at Ohio State when he entered service Nov. 12, 1941.
     He was sent to Ft. Knox and was transferred to the air force in April, 1942. He was sent to Santa Ana, Calif., and was trained at various fields in that state. He commissioned a second lieutenant and licensed as a pilot Jan. 4, 1943 to fly single and multiple-engine craft.
     July 16, 1943, he flew from Hamilton, Field at San Francisco to Brisbane, Australia arriving July 20. He was assigned to the 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, the only such unit activated in the South Pacific area.
     He immediately flew secret missions and helped establish an air base at Buna, New Guinea. Then he entered combat missions Aug. 15. His duties called for flights over enemy bases.
     He was first shot down on Wewak Sept. 2 and crashed in the jungle. Aided by native he made his way to the southern coast and returned to Port Moresby. He was given a two week rest period.
     It was Nov. 19, 1943, that he was shot down the second time.
     Lt. Smith was credited with seven enemy planes and was one of only 119 in a squadron of 5,000 to get the Distinguished Flying Cross.
     Surviving are the parents; two brothers, Marion of Kentland av and Earl R. at home; a niece and nephew, and a sister-in-law.

Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Oh, June 2, 1939
John David Smith
     John David Smith, 65, native of Greenup county, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at the home of a daughter Mrs. Jessie Felty of Sciotodale. He had been ill for the last month of a heart ailment.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, and these children; Mrs. Felty, Mrs. Virginia Semones, Mrs. Verna Lindeman of Sciotoville, Elwood Smith of Raceland, Forest and Duncan Smith of Greenup, Clyde Smith of Cincinnati, Mrs. Cora Walker of Newport, Mrs. Nora Logan of Portsmouth.
     He also leaves these brothers and sister; James Smith of Flatwoods, Ky., Frank Smith of Delbarton, W.Va., Charles Smith of Greenup, Robert and Joshua Smith of Raceland, Mrs. Laura Connell of Columbus and Mrs. Eddie Burgess of Russell.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sciotodale Freewill Baptist church, where Mr. Smith was a member. Rev. R. L. Rankins will officiate and burial will be in Belfount cemetery at Flatwoods, under the direction of Emrick. The body is at the Felty home.

Portsmouth Times, 1963
John Sam Smith
     Funeral services for John Sam Smith, 75, of 1320 Calvert’s Lane, West Portsmouth, are to be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian Holiness Church in West Portsmouth where he was a member.
     Smith Died Saturday at Portsmouth General Hospital.
     Born Aug. 18, 1888, at Leatherwood, Ky., he was a son of the John M. and Laura Jimison Smith.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Smith; a son Manuel Smith of Orangeville, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Hackworth of Otway Rt. 2; a brother, Denbo Smith of Frankfort, Ohio; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     His parents, first wife, a daughter, a brother, and a sister preceded him in death.
     Rev. Charles Hale is to officiate, and burial is to be in Parsons Cemetery at Leatherwood under the direction of Morton Funeral Home of South Shore.
     Friends may call at the residence.

The Greenup News, Friday Morning, June 1, 1962
Joshua Smith, 74,
Retired Railroader, Claimed By Death
     Joshua Smith, 74, a retired blacksmith helper for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. died at 1 p.m. last Tuesday at his home in Raceland after an extended illness.
     Mr. Smith was born June 18, 1888 in Greenup, a son of the late Benjamin and Rebecca Van Bibber Smith. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sophia Smith, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Lorraine Jones of Gouverneur, N. Y., and one brother Charles Smith of West Russell.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home at Raceland by the Rev. Charles Holt. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

Portsmouth Times, Thursday, Oct. 10, 1946
Mrs. Laura Smith
     Mrs. Larua Amanda Smith, 94, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a son, Denbo Smith of Brushart, Greenup co.
     Besides the son at whose home she passed away she leaves two other sons, Everett E. of Lucasville and John S. of Portsmouth. Seven children preceded her in death and her husband, John M. Smith died 17 years ago.
     She leaves 18 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Smith was a member of the Christian Church.
     Last rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christian church at Brushart. Interment will be in Parson cemetery under direction of Morton funeral home.

Lillian Esther Smith - See Lillian Esther Barney (Mrs. Clarence H. Barney)

Lola Smith - See Lola Smith Darnell (Mrs. Walter A. Darnell)

The Greenup News, Greenup, Kentucky, Friday Morning, November 8, 1963, Volume Number 106, Number 45, Page 1
Flatwoods Woman, Lovena Smith, 82, Taken In Death
     Mrs. Louvena Smith, 82, died Sunday at the home of Matthew Brown, of Flatwoods.
     Mrs. Smith was born Aug. 22, 1881, at Flatwoods, the daughter of the late David R. and Caroline Brown England. She was a member of the Penecostal Holiness Tabernacle.
     She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Freeman Willet, Pleasure Ridge Park; three sons Norman, Robert and Hobert Smith, all of Raceland; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother Chris England of Russell and two sisters, Mrs. Edna Griffith and Mrs. Elizabeth Colegrove, both of Flatwoods.
     Funeral Services were conducted Wednesday at the Evans Funeral Home. Burial was in Rude Cemetery.

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Jan. 20, 1975
     Lucasville – Mrs. Lucy Smith, 92, of Lucasville Rt. 4, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth.
     She was a native of Elliott County, Ky. Her husband Everett Smith died in 1960.
     Survivors include two sons, Walker Smith of Lucasville Rt. 4 and Frank Smith of John St., Portsmouth; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Greene of Portsmouth, Mrs. Minnie Clark of Oxford, Mrs. Pearl Walker, 804 John St., Portsmouth and Mrs. Nettie Smith of Trenton; 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Community Bible Church of Lucasville, of which he was member, with Rev. Paul Hagen officiating. Burial is to be in Lucasville Cemetery.
     Friends may call at McKinley Funeral Home here after 7 tonight, after 2 p.m. Tuesday and until 1 p.m. Wednesday, when the body is to be moved to the church.

The Greenup News, Volume 99, Number 27, Page 1, Greenup, Kentucky, Friday Morning, July 6, 1956
Funeral Services Held Friday For Malinda J. Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda Jane Smith, of Raceland, were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Smith residence on Pond Run.
     Mrs. Smith, the widow of James N. Smith, died at her home Tuesday at 9 a.m., following a lengthy illness. She was 74.
     Rev. Jack Downs officiated at the services. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery in Flatwoods.
     Surviving are eight children. They are: Clancy Smith, Flatwoods; Mrs. J. W. Tune, Raceland; Mrs. Lettie Manning, Owensboro, Ky.; James Smith, at home; Charles Smith, San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. Clifford Mosher, Six Lakes, Mich.; and Henry Smith, Miami, Fla.
     A sister, Mrs. Alpha Smith of West Russell, also survives.
     Pallbearers were Paul J. Smith, Paul Smith, George Smith, Bill Little, Norman Smith and James Manning.

Ashland Daily Independent Online, Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003
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Marce Smith
     Marce Smith, 84, of Leatherwood Road, Garrison, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2003, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
     Mr. Smith was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Leatherwood, Ky., a son of the late Lewis and Mandy K. Burns Smith.
     He was a retired farmer, was a member of Carter City Church of Christ, was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Man First Award, the Combat Medical Badge First Award and an Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII.
     He is survived by his wife of 54 years and 11 months, Esther Imel Smith; two sons, Marce Michael Smith of Leatherwood and Danny Smith of Whitesburg, Ky.; one daughter, Sherry Ann Caudill of Smith Branch Road, Greenup; one brother, Paul Smith of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one sister, Anna Madden of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Madden, Macaela Worthington, Mitch L. Smith, Marcy Stapleton, Candy Craft, Danielle Buckler, and Tommy T. Buckler; three step-grandchildren, Allison Fleming, Amber Caudill, and Autumn Caudill; six great-grandchildren, Bryce Madden, Chelsey Vaughn, Cody Vaughn, Austin Craft, Ethan Craft, Island Tackett; and one step great-grandchild, Nicholas Wayne Fleming.
     He was preceded in death by five brothers, Brady Smith, George Smith, Therman Smith, Herman Smith, and Riley Smith; five sisters, Mary Ann Sloas, Clarice Holland, Hannah Ashe, Loraine Motley and Sally Sparks.
     The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by James Potter, minister. Burial will be in Logan Cemetery on Zion Ridge, Garrison.
     Visitation will be from 5 to 9 tonight and one hour before the service Thursday at the funeral home.
     Military graveside service will be conducted by James L. Flannery American Legion Post 276 of South Shore, Ky.

Portsmouth Times, Friday, March 29, 1957
Mrs. Maud M. Smith
     Mrs. Maud M. Smith, 83, of 1316 Summit Street, died Thursday at 8:35 PM at Smith-Everett Hospital.
     Mrs. Smith was born July 26, 1873, in Greenup County, the daughter of George W. and Alethea Tanner Gammon. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers.
     Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Ray Richey, 1351 Fifth Street, W. Portsmouth, Oh., Mrs. George List 1617 Highland Avenue, and Beatrice Taylor of Miami Beach, Fla., six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
     Mrs. Smith had been a member of the Central Christian Church.
     Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 PM at Daehler Funeral Home. Paul Neal, minister, will officiate. Burial will be at Siloam Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Minnosoda "Minnie" Smith - See Minnie Sullivan (Mrs. John Sullivan)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Sept. 12, 1975
Veteran's Flag
     Greenup, Ky. – Morris Jefferson Smith, 80, of Greenup, a former resident of Big Leatherwood, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland after a brief illness.
     Smith was an Army veteran of World War I, a retired farmer and a member of Brushart Christian Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Green Smith; three sons, Millard (M.J.) Smith of Lloyd, Carl Smith of Load and Jack Smith of Garrison Rt. 2; five daughters, Mrs. Hazel Musser of Sciotoville, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker, Mrs. Louise Bradley of York; a brother Louis Smith of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Billups of Troy, Ohio and Mrs. Margaret Bennett of Portsmouth, Ohio.
     Funeral services are to be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bruchart Christian Church on Big Leatherwood. Interment is to be in Logan Cemetery at Zion Ridge under direction of J. B. Wright Funeral Home in Greenup.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. today.

Nancy Smith - See Nancy McNeal (Mrs. Thomas Marion McNeal)

Portsmouth Times, Friday, Mar. 18, 1960
Mrs. John Smith
     Mrs. Nora Mae Smith, 64, of 1320 Calvert’s Lane, West Portsmouth, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, at Smith-Everett Hospital after being a patient five days.
     Born Oct. 14, 1895, at Brushart Ky., she was a daughter of John D. and Eliza Fisher Parsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, two sisters and a brother.
     Surviving are her husband, John (Sam) Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice Hackworth of McDermott Rt. 1, a son Manuel Smith of South Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cooper, 1546 ½ Third Street and Mrs. Alma Wooten of Minford; a brother Harmie Parsons of Antigo, Wis; eight grandchildren and a great grandchild.
     Mrs. Smith was a member of God’s Holiness Chapel Church at West Portsmouth.
     Funeral services art to be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Morton’s funeral home in New Boston, with Rev. Charles Hale officiating. Burial is to be in Parsons cemetery at Brushart.
     Friends may call at the residence.

Portsmouth Daily Times, June 11, 1982
     GREENUP, Ky. – Ona Braden Smith, 75, of Alcorn, Greenup Rt. 2, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Portsmouth, Ohio.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Duncan, in 1980, she is survived by two sons, Duncan Jr., of Greenup and John Franklin of Greenup Rt. 2; a daughter, Clayona Smith of Lexington; three brothers, John Braden of Greenup Rt. 2, Willie Braden of Worthington and Frank Braden of Raceland; five grandchildren, a step grandchild; three great-grandchildren; six great stepgrandchildren and two great-great-stepgrandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Saturday at J. B. Wright Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Stephenson officiating, and burial in Duzan Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after ?:30 p.m. today.

Pearl Smith - See Pearl Walker (Mrs. Ernest Walker)

Ironton Evening Tribune, Ironton, (Lawrence Co.) OH
Volume 13, Number 321, Page 3
Monday, November 19, 1928
Rebecca Smith
     Mrs. Rebecca Smith, age 81 years, widow of the late Benjamin Smith, died Sunday evening at the home of her son James Smith of Cheap, (Greenup Co.), KY. Death came after a long illness.
     Mrs. Smith's husband and five children preceded her in death. The following children survive: Mrs. Laura Connell of Columbus, John Smith, James Smith of Cheap, Mrs. Marfetta Burgess of R(rest is unreadable), Charles of Cheap, Frank of Delbarton, W. Va., Robert of Cheap, Joshua and William of Raceland.
   Funeral services will probably be held Tuesday with burial in Palmer Cemetery under the direction of Carman Bros.

The Russell Times, Volume 14, Number 42
Friday, March 15, 1946 - Page 7
Robert L. Smith
Train Victim, Is Buried Sunday
     Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon for Robert Lee Smith, well-known C&O employee of Flatwoods, killed when struck by an engine in the C&O yards here last Thursday afternoon. He was 59 years of age, and employed as an air inspector. Coroner H. H. Holbrook gave a verdict of accidental death.
     Rev. R. F. Scott, Rev. Roy Boyles and Rev. Ed Keaton officiated at the last rites, with burial following in the Rude Cemetery, and with pall-bearers being Ossie Ward, Earl Vanderpool, Clarence Hatfield, Brady Brown, Emmett Stennett and W.M. Nance.
     Surviving him are his wife and four children.
     Mr. Smith was almost instantly killed when struck by hump engine No 1570, on which W.M. Morgan was the engineer and Harry Hines the fireman. Mr. Smith is said to have stepped directly in the path of the slow-moving locomotive.

The Greenup News, Volume 114, Number 15, Page 5, Greenup, Kentucky, Thursday Morning, April 15, 1971
Mrs. Sarah Artis Smith
     Mrs. Sarah Artis Smith, 85, Mead Street, West Russell, died last Wednesday at her residence.
     Born March 28, 1886, in Greenup Co., she was a daughter of the late Josha (sic) and Niranda (sic) Segraves Artis. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Raceland-Worthington American War Mothers, Women's Relief Corps of Ironton, and the Moose Auxiliary of Ironton. Her husband Charles Smith, preceded her in death.
     Surviving are three sons, Arthur Smith of Brookville, Fla., Elmer Smith of Ironton, and Paul Smith of Raceland; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Rose Tucker of Toledo, O., Mrs. Augusta Crum of Wurtland and Mrs. Pauline Warner of Columbus, 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by the Rev. Lee Gore. Burial was in the Rude Cemetery.

Sarah Smith - See Sarah Messer (Mrs. Unknown Messer)

Virginia Smith - See Virginia Massie (Mrs. Harold Creighton Semones and Mrs. Richard Massie)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday, Mar. 30, 1995
William Smith, 80, retired carman helper
     William Ralph Smith, 80, of Raccoon community, Greenup, Ky., died Wednesday, March, 29, 1995, at a Russell, Ky., hospital
     Born June 18, 1914, in Worthington, Ky., a son of the late William Ezekeil and Neva Artis Smith, he was a retired carman’s helper with the CSX Corporation and attended the Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church.
     Surviving are his wife, Inez Stephenson Smith; a son, Tommy Smith of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Mary Jane Barnes of Brentwood, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces.
     He also was preceded in death by two daughters, Marlene Smith McDaniels and Tresa Naomi Smith.
     Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard Nicely and the Rev. Bill Oaks officiating, and interment in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
     Friends may call at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, and at the church for an hour before the services Saturday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1922
Mrs. Amanda A. Spriggs
     Local relatives here returned from Normal and Ashland, Ky., where they were called by the death and funeral of Mrs. Amanda A. Spriggs.
     Mrs. Spriggs, the wife of Charles Spriggs, died at her home, Normal, Ky., October 14. She had been ill about three years and in a serious condition about nine months. Tuberculosis caused death.
     The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Logan of Greenup county, Ky. Most of her life was spent in the vicinity of Normal and Ashland, Ky. She was 43 years and 11 months old at the time of her death.
     Mrs. Spriggs leaves her husband, her father, F. M. Logan of this city, three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Runyon and Mrs. Inez Reigher and Doris at home, and a son, Fred, of Marion O. The father lives at 2336 Gallia street, this city. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. John Kitchen, of 2336 Gallia street, Mrs. Myrtle Logan, of Mabert Road and Emma Cyrus of Duck Run, and one brother, Marion Logan, of Gallia street.
     Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Centennary M. E. church at Ashland. Burial was made at Ashland.

Ashland Daily Independent, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1922
Mrs. Amanda Spriggs Dies at Home Here
     Mrs. Amanda Allen Spriggs, 45, wife of Charles Spriggs, died at her home on Gartrell Hill this morning at 8:15 after an illness of three years.
     The funeral services will be held Monday from the Centenary Methodist church at two o’clock, conducted by Rev. Mr. I. N. Fannin. Burial will take place in the Ashland cemetery.
     Mrs. Allen (sic.) is survived by her husband and three daughters, Dora, Ethel and Mrs. J. C. Reaguer, all of Ashland and one son, Fred of Marion, O.

Anna Inez Spriggs - See Inez Spriggs (Mrs. Jesse C. Reaguer)

Ashland Daily Independent, July 21, 1940
A. J. Stamper Passes Away
Prominent Olive Hill Man, Former Banker, Hotel Owner Dies at 86
Special to the Independent
     Olive Hill, Ky., July 20 – A . J. Stamper, 86, prominent banker and hotel man, widely known in Carter county, died at his home here this afternoon following a brief illness. He had been in failing health for several years.
     Coming to Olive Hill from Lewis county, Mr. Stamper organized the Commercial Bank and was president of that institution for thirty-five years. He was also owner of the Stamper Hotel for nearly thirty years and owned other real estate. He retired from active business pursuits in 1935.
     The aged man’s wife died early this year. He is survived by four sisters.
     Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Christian church of which Mr. Stamper was a member. Arrangement for the last rites had not been completed late today.
[Editor's Note: This is Andrew Jackson Stamper; bel]

Unknown newspaper, unknown date [1940]
A. J. Stamper
Born August 31, 1854, A. J. Stamper passed away at his home in this city last Saturday, July 20th at the ripe old age of 85 years, 10 months and 19 days, after an illness of long duration, which had practically kept him confined to his home since the death of his wife, Mrs. Julia Stamper, 3 months and 3 days before him. He had been in failing health for over a year. He was born in Lewis county and reared there coming to Carter county he entered the mercantile business on Smoky and in Olive Hill, where he made quite a bit of money.
     From there he engaged in the timber business of Red River and lost some of his money, and returning here he organized the Carter County Commercial Bank and was its president from the organization until it merged with the Peoples Bank a few years ago. He was always active in business and while a Democrat in politics he never sought an office, although at many times he was urged to become a candidate for State Auditor by his many friends, but he always declined saying he preferred to take care of his local business.
     He leaves one son, Dennis Stamper of Grassy.
     With his passing goes the last remaining son of the late George and Catherine Dyer Stamper. Parents of 14 children; Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Stafford, William Taylor , George Washington, James aMrion, [sic., Marion] Mrs. Fairlena Kidwell, Sylvania Raybourn, Joshua, Mrs. Highly [sic., Hiley] Adams, Miss Isadore, David Jonathan, deceased, Martha June Owens, Mary Alice Raybourn, Parthina Webster, survive him. At the age of 33 he married Mrs. Julia Enix and soon after they both united with the Christian Church and lived ever after in that faith.
     His passing takes practically the last member of the famous Underwood war that still remains history in this county. He was one of the main men in this and was an instigator in bringing about the close of it. He sought no publicity but appreciated it; he attended strictly to business and his church work. He was one of the most faithful in his attendance and work of the church, and his passing will mean much to the church.
     The body was taken from the home Monday to Christian church at 12:30 where it lay in state until 1:30 p.m. where funeral services were conducted by pastor, Rev. Orby Beard, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home, after which it was taken to the Grayson Memorial Cemetery and laid by the side of his wife.
     Active pallbearers were E. L. Raybourn, George Raybourn, Hobart Raybourn, Frank Cooper, Jack Raybourn, George Owens, Jack Stamper, Deck Raybourn.
     Honorary pallbearers: N. D. Tabor, W. H. Scott, C. F. Roberts, W. A. King, Jake Stamper, F. M. Gearheart, H. W. Hillman, Frank Cooper, Harvey Parker, W. T. Stone, S.C. Tabor, M. D. Jordan, L. C. Wilson, Dr. Dan Fortune, A. J. Counts, Floyd Tabor, Dr. W. H. Wheeler, Jim Tackett, H. R. Dysard, H. L. Woods, Wick Strother, George Robinson, Arthur Gee, O. S. Boggs, C. S. Cartee, R. C. Littleton, T. D. Theobald, J. B. Kitchen, Boone Pelfrey, W. F. Fults, John Whitt, J. D. Holley, J. B. Craig, E. G. Lewis, Wade Stevens, Elmer James, Herman McGuire, J. C. Phillips, Hubert DeHart, G. W. E. Wofford, Dr. B. F. Morgan, E. R. Coleman, E. A. Evans and M. S. Qualls.

Ashland Daily Independent, Thursday, Mar. 9, 2000
Arvel Stamper
     Arvel Stamper, 84, of Ashland, died Wednesday in King's Daughters Medical Center.
     Mr. Stamper was born May 8, 1915, in Carter County, a son of the late Watt and Victoria Gose Stamper.
     He was retired from Blue Ribbon Bus Lines and a former minister of Gregorysville Christian Church. He was also a World War II Army veteran.
     Surviving are his wife, Ruth Collins Stamper; a daughter, Lana Kersey of Ashland; two sons, Bill Stamper of Lexington and Curtis Stamper of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Mabel Wasmer of Portsmouth, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
     A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Evermans Cemetery in Gregorysville by the Rev. Owen Miller.
     Friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight at Miller Funeral Home.
     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ramey-Estep Home, 1005 Bob McCullough Drive, Ashland, Ky. 41101.[Editor’s note: The same obituary appeared in the Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday Mar. 10, 2000.]

Bertha Lee Stamper - See Bertha L. Morgan (Mrs. James Henry Morgan)

Bertha Stamper - See Bertha Stamper Garner (Mrs. Charles Garner)

Bess Stamper - See Beth (sic., Bess) Tannian (Mrs. Orville Preston Tannian

Portsmouth Times, Friday, Oct. 15, 1948
Mrs. Joseph Stamper
     Death at 7 a.m. today claimed Mrs. Carman Arvilla Stamper of Head of Grassy, Ky., at Mercy Hospital, where she was under treatment for diabetes.
     Mrs. Stamper, a resident of Portsmouth for 25 years moved to Head of Grassy in 1930.
     She was born in Winchester, Ky., Aug. 5, 1896, a daughter of Sidney and Mary Thruman Hobbs. Surviving are the husband, Joseph Stamper; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Hilderbrand of Head of Grassy, Mrs. Helen Fultz and Mrs. Ruth Fultz of Tacoma, Wash; three sisters, Mrs. Mary King and Mrs. Anna Baisden, 1530 Grandview av., Mrs. Nell Staggs of Rushtown.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emrick funeral home with Rev. Hollie Conley officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery on Grassy. The body will remain at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1978
     Vanceburg, Ky. – Emeral W. Stamper, 71, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Lewis County, died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Trumbo Morgan Stamper; a son Harold of Harrison, his mother, Mrs. Lillie Stamper Huff and a sister, Mrs. Ormal Ingram, both of Poplar Plains, and two grandchildren.
     Services are to be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Dickerson Funeral Home here, with Rev. John Hamilton officiating. Interment is to be in Horsley Cemetery at Laurel Point.
     Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Portsmouth Times, Tuesday, May 3, 1938
James Stamper
VANCEBURG, May 3 – James Stamper, 57, retired Vanceburg business man, passed away at 8 p.m. Monday of complications. 
     He is survived by his wife, Nannie Stamper, a daughter, Bertie, three sons, George, Allan and James Jr.; the parents Mr. and Mrs. C. W. (sic., G. W.) Stamper, and a brother Jack, all of Vanceburg, and six sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Roe, Mrs. Julia Fisher, Mrs. Bess Tannian and Mrs. Marie Brown, all of Vanceburg, and Mrs. Cynthia Dunbar of Concord and Mrs. Cora Burns of Chattanooga.
     Funeral arrangements are under the direction of K. Stanley Kimble.
[Editor's Note: In a follow up article, May 4, 1938, I found the following information:  James Stamper was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Vanceburg, Ky. Rev. Ira Stout officiated; K. Stanley Kimble was the Funeral Director.]

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1918
J. V. Stamper
     After an illness of three weeks with Spanish influenza and pneumonia, J. V. Stamper, of Fullerton, succumbed to the treacherous combination, Tuesday evening. His brother, Washington Stamper died of the same disease Oct 15, this year. The deceased was 35 years of age and is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. E. Stamper and two brothers, Private J. D. Stamper, Fort Thomas, Ky., and Private Kenneth Stamper of the American Expeditionary Forces, France. The body will be shipped to Cincinnati for burial, Thursday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Wednesday, April 4, 1981
Veteran's Flag
     Vanceburg, Ky - Joe E. Stamper, 93 Vanceburg, Rt. 1, died Tuesday morning at the residence of a daughter, Mrs Betty Helderbrand of Shirley, Ind.
     A native of Lewis County, he was an Army Veteran of World War I and a former empolyee of Shelby Shoe Co. in Portsmouth, Ohio.
     Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Helen Fultz of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs Ruth Futlz of Emerson, a sister Mrs. Lena Utt of Tampa, Fla, six granchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 29 great grandstep-children.
     Services will be conducted at 1p.m. Friday at Dickerson Funeral home here, with Rev. Mike Hardison officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
[Editor’s Note: Joseph E. Stamper was known as "Muskie Joe" because of all the large Muskies that he caught in Kinny Creek.]

Lena Stamper - See Lena Utt (Mrs. Elmer J. Utt)

Portsmouth Times, Monday, Dec. 11, 1967
Lincoln Stamper
     Lincoln Stamper, 74, of Lucasville, Rt. 1, died Sunday in Huntington Veterans Hospital.
     A native of Olive Hill, he was a retired machinist, formerly employed by Perfection Stove Co. in Cleveland.
     Stamper was a veteran of World War I.
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie Stamper; two sons, William of Lucasville and Theodore of Shidler, Okla; three daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Shaffer of Lucasville Rt. 1, Mrs. Betty Wellman of West Portsmouth and Mrs. Gladys Meyers of Odenton, Md. and 13 grandchildren.
     Services are to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Daehler Funeral Home with interment in Scioto Burial Park.
     Friends may call at the Stamper residence after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

 Maggie Nettie Stamper - See Maggie Nettie Danner (Mrs. John Wesley Danner)

     Mr. and Mrs. George Wison of Huntington, W. Va., W. J. Stamper of Peru, Indiana and John Adams of Knightstown, Indiana were called here to attend the funeral of Marion Stamper in Lewis County Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stamper and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Raybourne and two sons, Billie and Bobbie Lee, attended the funeral and burial of the former's brother , James Marion Stamper in Lewis County, Sunday.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, May 9, 1980
     Lucasville – Mrs. Madlyn Gertrude Stamper, 80, of Taylor’d Health Care, died Thursday night at Scioto Memorial Hospital.
     A native of Carter County, Ky., she is survived by three sons, A. C. Elkins of Ashland, Ky., William Stamper of Cincinnati and Theodore Stamper of Lebanon, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Shaffer of Wheelersburg, Mrs. Betty Wellman of West Portsmouth and Mrs. Gladys Meyers of Gambirlls, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Norma Ethel Fisher of Sacramento, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
     Services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at Daehler Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Voss officiating, and 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. Saturday.

The Carter County Herald, May 19, 1932
Oldest Citizen of This County Dies
     Carter county in all probability, lost its oldest citizen Wednesday morning of this week, when Mrs. Susan Stamper of Smokey Valley passed away at 1:00 a.m. For years she made her home with her son, W. L. (Dick) Stamper, where she was at the time of her death, which came as a result of pneumonia fever, after several days' illness.
     Mrs. Stamper was born July 14, 1834, died Wednesday morning, May 18, 1932 at the age of 97 years, 10 months and four days. Before her marriage she was Miss Susan Fannin, born and reared near where the end came. About the year 1850, she united in marriage with Mr. Jack Stamper, of the same neighborhood, to which union was born 12 children, four, Mary, John, Ellen and Malinda, having passed on before her to eternity many years ago. Surviving her are W. P. Stamper of Smoky Valley; George Stamper, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Caroline Stallard of Williamstown, Kansas; James, Joe, and W. L. Stamper of Smoky Valley; Calvin Stamper of this city and Mrs. Bell Stone of Vanceburg. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.
     The funeral services will be conducted today, Thursday, at the church at Bethel Cemetery, where the remains will be laid.

Sylvania Stamper - See Mrs. G. H. Rabourn (Mrs. George Henry Rayburn)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Friday, Feb. 13, 1998
Trumbo Stamper
     Trumbo M. Stamper, 90, of Harrison, a former Lewis County (Ky.) resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at a Cincinnati hospital.
     Born Sept. 26, 1907, in Sherburn, Ky., a daughter of the late Harry L. Morgan and Ollie Trumbo Morgan, she was a housewife and had worked at various occupations.
     Preceded in death by her husband, Emeral W. Stamper, on Sept. 18, 1978, she is survived by a son, Harold Stamper of Harrison; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
     She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Morgan and Elizabeth Donaldson.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg, with the Rev. Nelson Evans officiating, and interment in Horsley Cemetery, at Laurel, Ky.
     Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Ashland Daily Independent, Tuesday, November 6, 1956
     GRAYSON, Nov. 6-Watt Stamper, 86, of Grayson, formerly of Olive Hill, died in Grayson Sunday afternoon.
     Funeral services will be conducted at p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Church by the Rev. Miller. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
     The body is at the Malone Funeral Home.
     Mr. Stamper was born May 27, 1870, in Carter County, a son of William and Nancy Pendleton (sic; Penland) Stamper.
     Surviving are two sons, Watt Stamper, Jr., and Allie Stamper, both of Logan, W. Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Erwin of Mansfield, O.; three half-brothers, Ross Stamper of Ashland, Bill Stamper of Olive Hill and Link Stamper of Springfield, O.

Inez Stephenson - See Inez Smith (Mrs. William Ralph Smith)

Portsmouth Times, Monday, June 28, 1948
Maurice Lester Stephenson
     A heart attack proved fatal for Maurice Lester Stephenson, 64, an employe of the Norfolk and Western Railway, Y. M. C. A., at 1:15 p.m., Sunday after the efforts of the city rescue squad were futile. Mrs. Stephenson who was a "Y" clerk, had been in ill health for some time.
     He was born March 4, 1884, in Greenup co., a son of Zachariah and Clara Peck Stephenson. He had been at his present job for 10 years. Prior to that time Mr. Stephenson and his father jointly ray a grocery store on Eighth st. for 25 years.
     Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Stephenson of Ashland; a son, Raymond Stephenson of Cincinnati; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Whitt of York, Ky., and Mrs. Marie Lancaster, 1118 Lawson st.; two grandchildren. One brother (unreadable).
     He was a member of the Methodist Church.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emrick funeral home with Rev. L. A. Shawn officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Carlon S. Stone - See Carlon S. Hurst (Mrs. Raymond G. Hurst)

Portsmouth Daily Times, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1974
     Vanceburg--- Services for Mrs. Elsie Dyer Stone, 88, of Emerson, who died Thursday at a Maysville hospital after a long illness are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Point Christian Holiness Church.
     A native of Emerson, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1970.
     Surviving are a son, Alpha of Emerson; two brothers, Murl Dyer of Emerson and Earl Dyer of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Sena Bryant of Garrison and Mrs. Ruby Burchett of Emerson; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
     Rev. John Hamilton is to officiate at service with interment in Morgan Cemetery.
    Friends may call at Dickerson Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. today.

Portsmouth Times, Saturday, Dec., 27, 1975
Vanceburg, Ky.
     Ezekiel Stone, 83, a former Vanceburg resident, died Thursday night in Michigan, where he had been staying with a son.
     A native of Lewis County, he was a retired farmer.
     Survivors include four sons, Ersel of Camp Dix, Oral of Newark, Ohio, and James and Gayle of Wyandotte, Mich; three daughters, Mrs. June Burton of Augusta, Mrs. Nerine Payne of Crossville, Tenn., and Mrs. Carma Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Cassie Kidwell of Camp Dix; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Services are to be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Laurel Point Christian Holiness Church, with Rev. Morton Liles officiating. Burial is to be in Stone Cemetery at Camp Dix, under direction of Dickerson Funeral Home.
     Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Mary Elizabeth Stone - See Mary Conway (Mrs. Thomas Conway)

Thelma Stone - See Thelma (Stone) Zornes (Mrs.Harry Garland Roscoe Zornes)

The Morning Irontonian, Ironton, (Lawrence Co.) OH, Volume XXXV, Number 207, Last Page, Saturday, March 24, 1923
John Sullivan Funeral Today
     The funeral of John Sullivan, 53, of Russell, a former resident of Ashland, will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Edna (sic - Etta) Burgess of Russell. Mr. Sullivan died at the King's Daughters hospital at 1:30 o'clock last night after an illness of six weeks in an Ironton hospital. He was brought to the local hospital two days ago.
    Mr. Sullivan is survived by two daughters, Dollie and Florence of Ironton and three sons, John, Don (sic - Dan) and Dewey of Ironton.

The Morning Irontonian, Ironton, Ohio, Wednesday, August 18, 1915, Volume XVIII, Number 25, Page 4
     Mrs. Minnie Sullivan, wife of John Sullivan, died at her home on Greenup avenue, Ashland Ky., Sunday morning after a long illness due to tuberculosis. Mrs. Sullivan leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss, together with the following brothers and sisters: James, John, William and Joshua Smith, of Russell, Ky., Frank of Greenup, Ky., and Charles of this city, Mrs. George Burgess of Russell, Ky., Mrs. Sam Bailey of Greenup and Mrs. Robert Herdman of Columbus, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Smith of Greenup county.
     Mrs. Sullivan was widely known in this city and her many friends will regret to learn of her demise.

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