Fleming Gazette, Fleming Co. KY
Nov 20 1964


Becoming suddenly ill at this home near Fairview yesterday at 2 p.m. Wilbert Harding, well known and highly esteemed Fleming County farmer died before medical aid could be summoned. He was 58 years old.

Mr. Harding had not been ill and had stripped tobacco the day previous. Cause of death has not been determined.

A native of Bath County, Mr. Harding had spent most of his life in Fleming County.

Mr. Harding was universally liked for his ever pleasant and courteous manner and was much admired for his staunch character. Recognized for his honesty and integrity he was held in high regard by a large number of friends.

The deceased was born March 1 1906, the son of the late James and Martha Ann Hunt Hardin, natives of Bath County.

Surviving in addition to his wife. Mrs. Mary Bartrum Harding, are six sons and seven daughters. The children include, Sampson Harding of Muncie Ind., James and Claude Harding of Eaton Ind., Thomas and Jesse Harding both of Ashland Ohio, and Paul Harding of Ewing Route 1; Mrs. James Craft of Mt Morris Ill., Mrs. James Tumey of Ewing Route 1, Mrs. Woodrow Whisman of Hillsboro Route 1, Mrs. George Mattox of Ashland Ohio, Mrs. Paul Gulley of Flemingsburg, Mrs. Raymond Hardin of Salt Lick, and Mrs. Darlene Harding at home. Also he leaves a sister, Mrs. Lillie Honaker Akron Ohio, 52 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p. m. at the ?????? Christian Church and burial will be in the Elizaville Cemetery.

The Boone Funeral Home at Flemingsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may call at the late residence after noon today.

Submitted by Bobby Hunt