Pauline Thompson Smith Amelia Petry Hall Jesse J. Wright

Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962

Mrs. Earl W. Smith Dies At Home Wed.

Funeral And Burial Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. Pauline Thompson Smith, 71, died at 9:30 p. m. last Wednesday at her home at Clark Station.

Mrs. Smith was born in Shelby County and was a daughter of Clark and Mollie Ratcliff Thompson. She was a member of the Simpsonville Baptist Church. She would have been married fifty years on June 21.

Devoted to her family, loyal to her many friends, Mrs. Smith, because of her kind and pleasing manner, held the respect and admiration of people everywhere.

Surviving are her husband, Earl W. Smith, Clark Station; three brothers, Samuel N. Thompson, Middletown; Claude Eugene Thompson, Crestwood; and W. L. Thompson, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p. m. Saturday from the residence by the Rev. Jack A. Curry. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. U. Whitaker, Arch Yeager, Lee Curry, Ralph T. Connor, Fred Tapp, and James Pound.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Oscar R. Black

Shelby News, 20 Sep 1962

Oscar R. Black, 82 Dies Sept. 11

Retired Farmer, Life Long Shelby Resident

Oscar R. Black, 82, died suddenly at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at his home at Jacksonville.

Mr. Black was a native of Shelby County and a son of the late Warren and Mildred Hudson Black, members of well known families. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Elmburg Baptist Church.

Mr. Black was honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellowmen. He was devoted to his family and loyal to his many friends. In his passing Shelby has lost a valued resident.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. E. F. Stivers, Louisville; Mrs. Arthur Delaney, Bagdad; Mrs. W. P. Stivers, New Castle; Mrs. Marvin Shelton, Eminence; Mrs. Frank Stivers, and Mrs. John Stivers, Bagdad; four sons, Roy Black, Bedford; Russell Black, Anchorage; Chester Black, Finchville and Oscar J. Black, Louisville; one sister, Mrs. Orpha Moore, Eminence; a brother, Luther Black, Indianapolis, Ind.; forty-six grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sept. 13 from the Elmburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Therroll Banks with burial in the Bagdad Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Forrest Skelton, Julian Woods, William Goins, Gentry Stivers, Marvin Chisman and Harold Skelton.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Wanda Jean Tinsley Harvin

Shelby News, 11 Jan 1962

Mrs. William Harvin, Former Resident, Dies

Mrs. William Harvin, who underwent open-heart surgery Friday, died Tuesday at Children’s Hospital.  The former Wanda Jean Tinsley.  She was 24.

Her husband is a sergeant with the 100th Division at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Before he was recalled to duty, the family lived on Shelbyville Route 2.

Mrs. Harvin was a native of Anderson County and was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Frankfort.

Other survivors are a daughter, Pamela Jean Harvin; her mother, Mrs. Clarence Peach, and three brothers, Bobby Tinsley and Ralph and Ray Peach.

The funeral will be a 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at M. A. Stoess & Sons, Crestwood.  Burial will be in Floydsburg Cemetery, Crestwood.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

The Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962 

Mrs. Russ Hall Dies In California Tuesday

Mrs. Amelia Petry Hall, 89, widow of Russ Hall, died Tuesday morning in Fullerton, California.

Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Petry and a native of Shelbyville.  She had resided in California for many years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Alice Finnell of Shelbyville, two daughters, Mrs. W. V. Crooper, Louisville; Mrs. Henry Sellers, California, and one granddaughter, Mrs. Ann Lynch, Louisville.

Funeral services and burial will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., today (Thursday).

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

George F. Cook

The Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962 

George F. Cook Dies At Hospital

Prominent Retired Farmer Of Mt. Eden

George F. Cook, 93, prominent retired farmer of Mt. Eden, died at 11:45 a. m. Saturday at the King’s Daughters Hospital.

Mr. Cook was born and reared in Shelby County and the oldest member of the Mt. Eden Baptist Church. He was a son of the late Henry and Mahaley Thacker Cook, members of well known families.

Mr. Cook was a gentleman known for his gentle bearing and strict honesty. A devoted father and a friend tried and true, he was known and respected by people throughout the county.

Surviving are five sons, Hollie, Hubert, and Alvie Cook, Mt. Eden; Ludlow Cook, Waddy; and Calvin Cook, Louisville; four daughters, Mrs. Edgar Skelton, Southville; Mrs. Eugene Shelburne and Mrs. Leven Crafton, Mt. Eden; Mrs. Olan Casey, Camp Taylor; one sister, Mrs. Sherman Hardesty, Shelbyville; twenty grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Monday from Mt. Eden Baptist Church by the Rev. Walter Jackson and the Rev. Wendell Romans. Interment followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Melvin Shelburne, Dona Skelton, Ludlow Cook, Jr., Billy Brown Marshall Orrander and Thomas Kreis.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Kathryn Caplinger Webb

The Shelby News, 20 Sep 1962 

Mrs. Webb Hall, 79, Dies At Crestwood

Mrs. Webb Hall, 79, the former Kathryn Caplinger, and mother of Mrs. Everett Wainscott of Shelbyville, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at her home on Hall’s Hill Road, Crestwood.

She was a native of Oldham County and a member of Harrods Creek Baptist Church.

Other survivors include her husband; two other daughters, Mrs. Robert Yocum, LaGrange, and Mrs. William McCray, Crestwood; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Curran, Indianapolis; three sons, Marshall and John Hall, both of Crestwood, and Norman Hall, LaGrange; 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Monday at M. A. Stoess & Sons Funeral Home, Crestwood. Burial was in Harrods Creek Cemetery, Brownsboro.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Mrs. Edgar Daniel

The Shelby News, 11 Jan 1962 

Mrs. Edgar Daniel Dies In Sweet Springs, Missouri

Mrs. Edgar Daniel, sister-in-law of Dr. G. A. Daniel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, died early last Friday morning at a hospital in Sweet Springs, Mo. She had been in ill health for sometime. Funeral and burial took place in Sweet Springs Sunday.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Ruth Ann Howick

The Shelby News, 11 Jan 1962 

Ruth An Howick Dies En-route To Pittsburg

Word had been received here of the death of Ruth Ann Howick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Howick of Pittsburg, Pa. Her death occurred suddenly Wednesday, January 3 on a plane as the family was returning from a holiday vacation with relatives in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Funeral services and burial too place Saturday, January 6 in Pittsburg.

Mrs. Howick is the former Mrs. Ruth Thompson, daughter of Linda Allen and Edward Hanna Thompson, members of prominent Shelby County families, who were residents of Chestnut Grove neighborhood.  Mrs. Howick was a native of Louisville.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Paul Floyd

The Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962 

Paul Floyd, 57 Dies Sunday

Native of Shelbyville, Brother of Local Floyd’s

Paul Floyd, 57, 3820 Washington Avenue, Louisville, died at 10:15 a. m. Saturday in his taxicab parked at Wilmington and Wilshire in St. Matthews. He had been a driver for St. Matthews Cab Company 15 years.

Mr. Floyd was a native of Shelbyville and a member of Bethel Evangelical and Reformed Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Della M. Stacey; three daughters, Mrs. L. C. Doane, Smithfield; and Mrs. W. F. Marrs and Mrs. Doris Jean Logsdon; a sister, Mrs. Holbert Campbell, Middletown; three brothers, Jess and Charles Floyd, both of Shelbyville; and William Floyd, Lexington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a. m. Wednesday from Ratterman’s 3711 Lexington Road. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:   Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962

Mrs. Jesse Wright Dies in Omaha, Neb.

Mrs. Jesse J. Wright died at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon of last week at her apartment at the Omaha Athletic Club in Omaha Nebraska. She had been in ill health for many years.

Mrs. Wright was the widow of David G. Wright, a native of Shelby County and often visited his relatives here among whom was a niece, Mrs. Dick Phillaman.

Her remains were taken to Oakland, California for burial.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Richard Whitehouse

Shelby News, 01 Jun 1962

Richard Whitehouse, 84 Dies At Taylorsville.

Richard LeRoy Whitehouse, 84, dies Tuesday of last week at his residence, R. F. D. No. 2 Taylorsville.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Maddox Whitehouse, six daughters, Mrs. Ruby Hilbert, Georgetown, Ind.; Mrs. Flora Vest, Shelbyville; Mrs. Anna B. Snider, Louisville; Mrs. Frances Goodlet, Taylorsville; Mrs. Alice Richardson, Seymour, Ind.; Mrs. Elizabeth Mathis, Louisville; five sons, John, Crestwood; Harold, Maysville; Hubert, Mt. Eden; Wallace, Lyndon; Sydney, Taylorsville; thirty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p. m. Thursday from the Ashes Creek Assembly of God Church and interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Walter Skelton

Shelby News, 20 Sep 1962

Well Known Retired Farmer and Trucker

Walter Skelton, 71, retired farmer and trucker, died at 1:45 p.m. last Friday at his home near Southville.

Mr. Skelton was a native of Shelby County and a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Cox Skelton, members of prominent families.  He was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Mr. Skelton was popular with a large circle of friends, being a most congenial and companionable person, one who loved to mingle with his friends and enjoy their fellowship.  Honest in all his business dealings, he was held in the highest regard by a large circle of acquaintances.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Amanda Shouse Skelton, a daughter, Miss Martha Skelton, Southville, and several cousins.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church by the Rev. F. E. Milby, assisted by the Rev. Wendell Romans.  Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donald Ritter, Millard Cook, Edward Tindle, Allie H. Perry, Jesses Butts and George Morris.

Honorary pallbearers - W. H. Cook, Ben Williams, Clyde Palmer, Ollie Huffman, Gilbert Harrison, and Carl Palmer.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

Mrs. W. P. Ritter

Shelby News, 11 Jan 1962

Mrs. W. P. Ritter Dies In Chicago

Funeral and Burial Tuesday, January 2

Mrs. W. P. Ritter, 72, died Friday Night, December 29 in a hospital in Chicago following a long illness of heart trouble.

Mrs. Ritter was a native of Shelby County but at the age of 24 married Warren Pearce Ritter and moved to Chicago. Her husband was a telegraph operator until his death in 1938.

Kind and considerate of others, she was never happier than when helping someone ill or in trouble.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E. C. Mahuron, Shelby County, a nephew Howard Mahuron, three nieces, Mrs. Earl Brown, Shelbyville; Mrs. Sidney Phillips, Shelby County; Mrs. Lorena Stout, Buechel; eight great nieces and nephews and eight great-great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 2 in Chicago and burial followed in Cedar Park Masonic Cemetery.

SOURCE:  Submitted by Tamryn Glaser.

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