Josephine Harkins Browning of 950 Merritt Drive, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Community Methodist Hospital.
A native of Prestonsburg, she was a member of the Prestonsburg United Methodist Church. She was the most worthy grand matron of the General Grand Chapter of the orders of the Eastern Star at Prestonsburg.
She also was chairman of the board of directors of Bank Josephine at Prestonsburg from 1966-1973.
She is survived by Walter S. Browning of Tavenier, Fla., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Tapp Funeral Home with Dr. Harold Dorsey and Dr. Fred Pfisterer officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be H. Lee Cooper, William L. Sullivan, Harry Felty, L.W. Denton, Charles Crabtree, Oliver Vanmeter, Joseph D. Harkins III, Donald D. Harkin, William Holiday Harking, Dr. George Harkin, William Harkin and Ward Browning.
Oct 1980 Henderson Gleaner


The Major-Lackey Utah Bulletin last week carried the information of the death of Mrs Nora Major Browning, a former citizen of Canton.
She had only been ill for a short time and slipped quietly away at the home of her daughters, Mrs John W Scowcroft 2585 Swaner Place, Ogden, Utah, November 2, in the last afternoon.
All of Mrs Browning's early life was spent in Canton and there her children were born.
When quite young she was married to J. Hopson Major of that place. After Mr Major's death she moved to Mayfield, Ky and later on to Ogden, Utah, where she has lived for many years and become while a resident, a woman who was a recognized leader in literary and cultural clubs.
Surviving her are two children, a son and a daughter, 3 grandsons and 3 grand-daughters. She had another son, Jackson Major, who died from the effects of World War
I. She has many relatives here. Mrs Forest Henderson, Fred and Seldon Major, also many friends.
The Record remembers her as "Puella" a pen name she used, when a wonderful correspondent of ours for several years.
Cadiz Record Nov 1944


Death Resulted
Accident to Popular Railroad Conductor Proved Fatal
Capt. Thomas Browning, the L & N freight conductor who had one of his feet badly crushed by the cars in the yards here about two weeks ago died Saturday night at his home in Earlington. Shortley after the accident Capt. Browning was taken to Earlington and it was then thought that amputation of the member would probably not be necessary. The wound grew worse, however, and on last Friday the leg was taken off just below the knee. Blood poisoning had set up and death followed in about twenty four hours after the operation. Capt. Browning was about 45 years old and leaves a wife and two daughters. He had been in the service of the L & N for a number of years and was one of the company's most valued employes.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Oct 1900

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