Tuesday, October 17, 1967, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
Andy Martin

Andy Martin
, 74, passed away at his home at New Liberty, Saturday, October 7, 1967. The deceased was born October 14, 1892 and was the son of the late Robert Martin and Aggie Cox Martin. He was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Nola Davenport Martin, two sons, Leslie Martin, Whitley City, Wilburn Martin, Rt. 3 Williamsburg, five daughters, Emily Sargent, Rt. 3 Williamsburg, Ethel Wyatt, Whitley City, Ellen Cox, Rt. 3 Williamsburg, Elizabeth Maxey, Whitley City, Aggie Stephens, Corbin. Five brothers, Lewis Martin, Bethel; John Martin, Pine Knot, Luther Martin, Pine Knot, Fred Martin, Pine Knot,  Edd Martin, Muncie, Ind. Four sisters, Mary Stephens, Winfield, Tenn., Martha Ball, Revelo, Moddie Gilreath, Tocoa, Georgia, and Minnie Hill, Tocoa, Georgia. Fifty-seven grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at New Liberty Baptist church. October 9, 1967 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ledford Perry and Ernest Perry officiating. Singers were the Travelers quartet. Pall bearers were: Willis Sargent, Bobbie Cox, Bill Martin, Glen Adkins, Gene Jones and Dillard Sargent. Burial was in the New Liberty Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 7, 1969, McCreary county Record
Submitted by: Lisa
Oliver Martin

Oliver Martin, 63, Stearns, died Sunday, October 5, in Somerset City Hospital. He had been ill vor several weeks. The deceased was born April 4, 1906, in Wayne County, Ky., the son of Kizzie Coffey Martin and the late Richard Martin. He moved to Stearns as a young man to work with the Stearns Coal an Lumber Company electricians, a job he held until his retirement last year, He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Martin was a quiet and gentle man, a diligent worker, and a highly respected citizen, devoted to his family and friends. Survivors are his wife Retha Foster Martin, five children, Mrs. Lois Martin Stephens; Mrs Joyce Martin Meece, Jack and Delyn Martin, all of Stearns and James H. Martin, Louisville; his mother, Mrs. Kizzie Coffey Martin; one brother, Isaac Martin, Coopersville, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Selessinger, Jacksonville, Fla., and Grace Martin, Louisville. Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in the Stearns First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lee Mason officiating. Burial was in Stearns Cemetery with Hickman Funeral Home in charge.


Tuesday, April 19, 1966, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

, 41, coal miner and farmer, died April 14 in the Scott County Hospital two hours after he was stricken with heart seizure at his home in the Slavens community.
     Maxwell was born May 11, 1924, in Wayne County, the son of the late John Maxwell. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva Jones Maxwell; six children, Dillard, Jewell, David, Larry, Faye and Lois Maxwell, all living at home; two brothers, Jeff Maxwell, Amherst, Ohio, and Virgil Maxwell, Mincie, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. Dicie Phillips, Stearns,R. R. 1; Mrs. Dillie Branscum, Muncie,  and Mrs. Ella Watters, Amherst, Ohio. Funeral services was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Phillips and Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Burial was in the Phillips Cemetery.  

Tuesday, September 24, 1957, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

     The remains of DILLARD MAXWELL, 35, and HENRY JACK MAXWELL, 31, brothers, killed in an automobile accident Sunday, September 15, two miles North of Falmouth, Ky., on Highway 27, were brought here Monday by Hickman Funeral Home ambulance and taken to the home of Walter Wilson on Tunnel Ridge awaiting burial.
     The Maxwell brothers were sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dave maxwell, former resident of McCreary County now living at 1416 Mansfield Street, Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati they were employed in the Stearns Mines.
      Dillard, a truck driver, and Henry Jack, a factory worker, were on vacation and were coming here, traveling in a pick-up truck on a hunting trip when the accident occured.
      Dillard is survived by four children, Donnie, Dillard, Jr., Diane and Darlene, all living at Hill Top.
      Henry Jack is survived by his wife, Lora Wilson Maxwell, and two children, Phyllis and Carlos, all living at 1226 Greenup Street, Covington.
      Other survivors are their parents, three brothers and four sisters.
      Funeral services were conducted from the Wilson Ridge Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Roy Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Ridge Cemetery.

Tuesday, July 31, 1973, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

Ledford Maxwell
, 49, Hill Top, was dead on arrival July 21 at Somerset City Hospital from a shotgun wound in the chest./  The son of Mrs. Susie Tucker and the late David Maxwell, he was born January 24, 1924, at Denny in Wayne County. He was a resident of McCreary County for most of his adult life and was employed as a coal miner./  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet Clark Maxwell of Hill Top; two sons, Lester Maxwell and David Maxwell, both of Sidney, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Troxell, Mrs. Janet Hill and Miss Donna Maxwell, all of Hill Top, and Mrs. Katherine Shook of Marshes Siding; two brothers, James Maxwell of Alexandria and Lander Maxwell of Hill Top; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Couch of Somerset, Mrs. Lena Martin of Detroit, Mrs. Bertha Maggard of El Monte, Calif., and Manda Maxwell of Florida./  Funeral services were held July 25 at the family residence with Rev. Roy Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Wilson Ridge Cemetery with Hickman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  

Tuesday, October 28, 1958, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

L, 94, widow of the late Dave Maxwell, died October 21, 1958, at the Scott County Hospital. Mrs. Maxwell was a resident of Bell Farm and had been ill for several weeks, suffering from cancer. She was a devoted mother and wife, a good Christian woman and a devoted member of the Baptist Church for more than fifty years.
     Mrs. Maxwell is survived by five sons, Nelson Maxwell, Bell Farm with whom she made her home, Reuben of Blue Heron, Oda of Stearns, Roosevelt of Smithtown and Willie of Harriman, Tenn., and one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Hill of Blue Heron. Also surviving is one sister. Mrs. Polly Foster, of Stearns.
     Funeral services were held Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m. at the Head of Wolf Chyurch with Rev. Luther Phillips and Rev. Earl David officiating. Burial was in the Sherd Dobbs Cemetery near Bell Farm.
     Grandsons served as casket bearers.

Tuesday, October 1, 1974, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

Marcus Mathews
, 72, Hill Top, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 1974, in Wayne County Hospital, Monticello, Ky., after an illness of several months. His wife, Mrs. Flonnie Phillips Mathews, survives./  The deceased, a son of the late Tom Mathews and Winnie Godsey Mathews, was born in Wayne County, Feb. 7, 1902. He was a lifelong resident of McCreary County, was a retired coal miner and a member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church./  Survivors, besides his wife, include four sons, James Mathews and Marcus Mathews, Jr., both of Hill Top, Leonard Mathews, Sidney, Ohio, Howard Mathews, Cicero, Illinois; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Kidd, Crittenden, Ky., Mrs. Elsie Coffey, Slavens, Ky., Mrs. Evelyn Lee, Cicero, Ill. and Mrs. Nettie Phillips, Hill Top; three brothers, John Mathews, Wayne County, Hunter Mathews and Andy Mathews, both of Hill Top; two sisters, Mrs. Tilda Stephens, Hill Top and Mrs. Dora Hamilton, Newport, Ky.; 32 grandchildren. Two sons, Logan and Milford Mathews, preceded their father in death./  The Rev. Robert Jones and The Rev. John Denny conducted funeral services at the family home on Monday, September 21, at 2p.m./  Burial was in Corder Cemetery./  Pallbearers were Bonnie Stephens, Levi Stephens, Jr., Harvey Mathews, Hoyt Hamlin, Lloyd Mathews and Lowell Coffey./  McCreary County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

Tuesday, August 1, 1978, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

Susie Jane Maxwell
, 78, of Rt. 1, Stearns, died July 24, at Lake Cumberland Medical Center, after an illness of months. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hickman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Lewis and Rev. Hobart "Bud" Perry officiating. Burial was in Wilson Ridge Cemetery./  She was born Feb. 1, 1900, in Wayne County to the late Henry Jack and Tilda Jane Altman Tucker. She was a homemaker and member of Freedom Baptist Church./  Survivors are six children, Lander Maxwell, Manda Harrison, Hill Top, Bertha Maggard, Bullhead City, Ariz., Edna Couch, Somerset, James Maxwell, Alexandria, Ky., and Lena Martin, Stearns; 39 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; a brother, Nelson Tucker, Monticello; and a sister, Martha New, Monticello. Her husband David Maxwell, preceded her in death./  Hickman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The McCreary County Record January 13, 1931
Mrs. E. A. Merle

        Mrs. E. A. Merle
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Donaldson, Thursday afternoon at 12:30 of Brights Disease.  Mrs. Merle had been in bad health for more than a year, but was able to be about until Tuesday of last week.  She died on her seventy-eighth birthday, twenty years after her husband's death on the same date.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry Donaldson, Mrs. Briar Donaldson, both of Stearns;  Mrs. J. M. Robertson of Louisville, Ky;  Mrs. Ed Chitwood of Robbins; and one son, Mr. J. M. Merle of Norma, Tenn.  She had made her home with her two daughters Mrs. Briar Donaldson and Mrs. Harry Donaldson for the past several years.  Mrs. Merle spent most of her life at New River, Tenn. and was a member of the Methodist Church at that place.  Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Harry Donaldson Saturday morning and burial was in the family cemetery at New River Saturday afternoon.  Re. A. O. Stevens was in charge of the services.

Tuesday, May 9, 1967, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa
Calvin S. Miller

Calvin S. Miller
, 34, died April 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck. He was born in McCreary County, January 15, 1933 and was a son of the late Willie Miller and Ethel Miller Watson, Revelo. He had made his home in Cincinnati for the past ten years where he was employed as a factory worker.Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Miller, and the following sons and daughters; Linda Carol Miller, Del Mar, Delware; David Wayne Miller, Revelo; Calvin Rickey Miller, Cincinnati; William Calvest Miller, Revelo; Thomas Virgil Miller, Rose Mary Miller, Glenda Sue Miller and Willia Lee Miller, all living in Cincinnati, his mother, Mrs. Ethel Watson, Revelo three brothers, Alvin Miller, and Charlie Miller, Ridgely, Tenn. Ovie D. Miller, Cincinnati and Everett Taylor, living in Oregon, and one sister, Janie Miller, Revelo. The body was returned to Hickman Funeral Home for burial. Funeral services were held from the church of God, Revelo, with Rev. Clarence Slaven and Rev. Robert Gilreath officiating. Burial was in the Pigskin Cemetery.  

Tuesday, September 8, 1964, McCreary County Record
Submitted by: Lisa

     Funeral services for SP5 ELIJAH CLINTON MILLER, killed in an automobile accident at Killen, near Fort Hood, Texas August 27, was held in the New Lite Baptist Church Tuesday, September 1, at 2 p.m. Rev. Ledford Perry and Rev. Oscar Morgan were the officiating ministers. The deceased was honnored with military rites by an Honor Guard from Fort Knox. Burial was in the New Lite Cemetery.
      Survivors are his wife, Anna Bell Gilreath Miller, his mother, Mrs. Ethel Watson Miller, and three brothers, Calvin, Charlie and Obie Miller, all of Strunk, Ky.  


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