Tuesday, April 9, 1968, McCreary County Record
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Margaret T. Davis

Mrs. Margaret T. Davis passed away Monday, April 1, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born December 3, 1909 near Parkers Lake, Kentucky in McCreary County and was the daughter of the late Sherman and Dillie Keith. Survivors include her husband, Leslie Davis, Detroit, Michigan; four sons, James and Roger Davis, Cleveland, Ohio; Gene Davis, Detroit, Michigan; Larry Davis, Virginia; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Messer, Kistler, West Virginia; Mrs. Rushia Haynes; Mrs. Patty Ricky, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Norma Bailey, Sarasota, Florida; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs.Phronia Bolin and Miss Cora Keith, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many friends and loved ones. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Melbourne and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Grant E. Schrauger of Hadron Avenue Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


Tuesday, February 4, 1958, McCreary county Record
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SALLY JONES DAVIS

     Mrs. SALLY JONES DAVIS
, 75, died Tuesday, January 28, at the home of a niece, Mrs. Joe Gibson, in Smithtown, following a long illness. The body was removed to Hickman Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial and lay in state until funeral service on Thursday.
     Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late James and Amanda Coffey Jones of Wayne County. she came to McCreary county as a young girl and was a resident of the Day Ridge community. She was a member of the Day Ridge Baptist Church.
     Survivors are one son, Ephriam Davis, Smithtown, one daughter, Mrs. Artie Whitehead, Parkers Lake, and one brother, Silas Jones of Sidney, Ohio.
     Funeral services were conducted from the Day Ridge Church, Thursday at 10 o'clock by the Rev. Levi Cox. Burial was in the Day Ridge Cemetery.
     Pall bearers were Coy and Edward Whitehead, Virgil Gibson and Luther Soloman.  
 

Tuesday, December 1, 1964, McCreary County Record
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THOMAS S. DAVIS

THOMAS S. DAVIS, SR
. 701 West 5th Street, Muncie, Ind., passed away Saturday, November 28, at Ball Memorial Hospital. He had been in poor health for several years.
      He was born in Wayne County December 23, 1887 being 76 years eleven months and five days old. He was united in marriage to Ollie Clark August 10, 1910 and to this union were born eight children. A daughter, Evalene, preceded him in death.   Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ollie Davis, three daughters, Mrs. Roy Earls, Mrs. Roman Braun and Mrs. Carl New; four sons, Russell, Estel, Limuel and Thomas Davis Jr., all of Muncie; three sisters, Mrs Polly Burnett, Monticello, Ky; Mrs. Jane Whitehead, Hill Top, Ky; Mrs. Mattie Steel, Muncie; three brothers Rev. Charlie Davis and Bob Davis, Muncie; Howard Davis, Yorktown, Ind.
      Services were conducted at the Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Dobbs, the pastor of the church, officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memory with the Piepho Funeral Home in charge.
      Mr. Davis lived in Wayne County several years and filled the office as deputy sheriff before moving to McCreary County. where he spent several years where he was employed with the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company. He was mine foreman at Worley and also at Yamacraw. He was superintendent at Paintcliff Mine.
      He was elected Sheriff of McCreary County in1922 and served a four year term. He was a member of the Pleasant Rock Baptist Church at Smithtown, Ky. He moved to Muncie 23 years ago from McCreary County.
      In World War II he was plant guard at three Muncie factories---Brodericks, Delco Battery and he retired as guard from Ball Brothers plant. He was a kind and loving husband and father and a wonderful Christaian who loved and served the Lord. We will miss his presence and kind words, but God loved him best of all. He took him to live with him in that building not amde with hands. Our loss is his gain, an "Eternal Home in Heaven for ever to be with the Lord." ---Sadly missed, his wife, Ollie Davis and Children.  
 

Tuesday, October 18, 1966, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
URISE WINFRED DAVIS

     URISE WINFRED DAVIS
, 79, a resident of Parkers Lake, Ky., died Wednesday, October 12, at the Scott County Hospital. He had been ill for many months before his death.
      The deceased was born November 13, 1888, at Keno, Ky., and was a son of the late Dutton Davis and Millie Wilson Davis. He was a life-long resident of the Parkers Lake community, a member of the Keno Baptist Church and a retired coal miner.
      Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Dolly Davis, one daughter, Linda Sue Davis, both living at Parkers Lake; four brothers Paris Davis, Somerset; Lester Davis, Burnside; Theoplus Davis, Indianapolis, and Beckham Davis, New Castle, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Cloa Branscum, Odessa, Texas.
      Funeral services were conducted Saturday in the Walker's Chalep Baptist Church with the Rev. Clark Stephens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
      Serving as active pall bearers were Sam Davis, Arnold Wilson, Homer Davis, Virgil Taylor, Billy Davis and LeRoy Davis.  
 

Tuesday, May 8, 1956, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
WILLIAM (BILL) DAVIS

     WILLIAM (BILL) DAVIS
, age 63 years died suddenly Tuesday at his home at 1411 West Grand Avenue, Orlando, Fla. The body was returned here Friday to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Chester Stephens, awaiting burial on Sunday.
     Mr. Davis was born on Turkey Creek in Wayne County, Kentucky. He professed his faith in Christ as a young man and joined the Turkey Creek Baptist Church of which he was a member at his death. He came to McCreary County to work for the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company and was a mine superintendent at Yamacraw and Cooperative until he was forced to retire in 1945 because of ill health. He was an employee of the company for 33 years. Upon retiring he moved to Indiana for a short time and later moved to Orlando. His long period of service with the Stearns Coal and Lumber Company was proof of his character and the high regard in which he was held by his fellowman.
      Mr. Davis is survived by his widow, Sarepty Thompson Davis, one son, Noble Davis, Cincinnati; eleven daughters, Mrs. Zora Stephens, Smithtown; Mrs. Artie Stephens, Norwood; Mrs. Alta Abrams, Cincinnati; Mrs. Ava Becker, Chicago; Mrs. Madia Trovioli, Marshall, Ill; Mrs. Marie Huffman, with her husband in Japan; Mrs. Clara Baker, Fairfield, Calif., Mrs. Gloria Cape, Mrs. Georgia Keefe, Mrs. Bernice Stevenson and Mrs. Mable Bruce, Orlando; four brothers, Charlie, Bob, Thomas and Howard, all of Muncie; four sisters. Mrs. Mattie Clark, Mrs. Polly Burnett of Muncie, Mrs. June (Jane) Whitehead and Mrs. Lina Worley, Stearns; 84 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held Sunday in the Pleasant Rock Baptist Church, Smithtown, with the Rev. Cox and the Rev. Willie Walker officiating. Burial was in  the Wolf Ridge Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were his sons-in-law, William H. Cate (Cape). Johnny Stevens, Arnold Stephens, John Travioli, Delbert Abrams and N. Keefe. Flower girls were Barbara, Brenda, Margaret and Mary Stephens and Sharon Ann King. 
 

Tuesday, November 11, 1958, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
BESSIE LEE DICK

     Miss BESSIE LEE DICK
, 32, died November 5 at her home at Flat Rock. The daughter of Elizabeth Keith dick and James Dick, she was born and reared in McCreary County and lived all of her life in the Flat Rock community. She was a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church.
     She is survived by five brothers and sisters, George, Noah, Billie, Margaret and Ida Dick, all living at Flat Rock.
     Funeral services were held from the Flat Rock Church Thursday, November 6, at 10 o'clock with Rev. Charlie Keith, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
 

Tuesday, April 28, 1953, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
NORMA JEAN DOLEN

NORMA JEAN DOLEN
, 14, Stearns, daughter of Mrs. Pearl Ross Watson and Elbert Dolen, died Saturday, April 25th, at the Somerset City Hospital from a heart condition. She had been ill for three weeks and was removed to the hospital from her home on Saturday. She died on the elevator going up to the hospital room.
    The family moved to Stearns from Blue Heron about one year ago. She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Pearl Watson, her father, Elbert Dolen, one brother Leo Dolen, three half sisters, Maxine, Irene and Joyce, and one half brother, Joyce Watson, and her step-father, Mr. Dillard Watson.
    Funeral services were held Monday, April 27th, at the West Apple Tree Church with Rev. Levi Cox officiating. Burial was in the Stearns Cemetery.  
 

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