In Memory of A.T. Coleman  --  Mayfield, Ky., June 27th,1904. One year ago today my dear husband, after taking breakfast, went to his work apparently in perfect health. In a short while, however, he returned and said he was suffering with his stomach and asked me to give him some medicine, which I did, but getting no relief, we sent for our family physician, but was too late. Although failing to reach him in time, he said from what he could  learn of his condition, his death was due to neuralgia of the stomach going to the heart, causing instant death. We knew his sufferings were great and did all in our power to relieve him, but almost without a moment's warning he ceased to breathe, and his soul went home to God. His body was laid to rest in the Oak Grove cemetery, the church of which he had long been a faithful member. It was with a heart of inexpressible sorrow that we looked on his precious from for the last time and saw it laid in its narrow home. Then we can look to Him who doeth all things well and humbly hope that on the resurrection morning we will be united in that home where parting will be no more.
  He was born Mar. 4th, 1850, in Trigg county, the eldest son of A.B. and Alpha Coleman, who, with many other relatives and friends, mourn our loss. He was spared with me to see our children about grown. They are B.B. and A.N., of this county, and R. Y. and Mrs. Temuel Perkins, of Paducah, besides our niece, Beulah Coleman, whom we took when she was quite young and kept until his death, but now resides with her sister Mrs. Edwards, in Colloway county. He was a faithful husband and all through the walks of life in trials and disappointments as well as pleasures, he was ever true to his family, and while I am sad and lonely today, he is resting in a home above, for I have often heard him while living express the hope he had of heaven, and the home he expected to enjoy when done with this world. We deeply feel our lose, but know that the Lord has a wise purpose in all his dealings with us and we try to be submissive to His will, and as the shades of night gather around us and our thoughts run out to the little mound in Oak Grove Cemetery, we know it is only the body sleeping there, but his soul is safely housed with God.    Josie Coleman


Uncle Ben Coleman
Death of the Venerable Old Bachelor at Herndon
Herndon, Ky., March 12
Mr. Benjamin Coleman died at his home here yesterday morning at 6 o'clock, aged 81 years and seven months. He had been sick for ten days and died of heart trouble. Mr. Coleman was an old bachelor, and lived alone for many years. Since he grew old one of his nieces, Miss Mary Ball, had made her home with him. The old gentleman had four brothers, two half brothers and two half sisters but he outlived all but one of them. One brother, Abe Coleman, of Montgomery county Tenn., is the last survivor of the family. "Uncle Ben," as everybody called the good old man, was not a church member, but he was a man of the strictest integrity and the best of character. His home was noted far and wide for its hospitality and was a favorite stopping place for preachers of all denominations. His funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at his residence, the pastor of the Methodist church at Lafayette officiating and the body was taken to Clarksville for interment. Mr. Coleman leaves a handsome estate, consisting of a fine farm of 600 acres, personal property, notes and money.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian Mar 1896


A murder was committed Saturday night near Madison's mill in this county. The negroes named Charley Coleman and Bud Heeter, after engaging in a log rolling in the afternoon, got into a dispute over an old feud when Heeter drew a pistol and shot Coleman through the heart, killing him almost instantly. The darkey who was killed was the son in law of a negro named Perry Skiles, who was killed about a year ago by a negro named Parker at Rich Pond.
Hopkinsville New Era
May 1887


Jackie Ulrica Davis Coleman 27, Hopkinsville, died Saturday at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., of natural cases.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Francis officiating Burial will be in Cave Spring Cemetery.
A native of Hopkinsville, she was born May 5, 1971, the daughter of Pervis R. and Betty McKissick Davis. She was a teller at Bank One and was a member of the Gainesville Baptist Church where she was a former choir member.
In addition to her parents, Survivors include her husband, Trent A. Coleman, a son, Aaron Coleman, Hopkinsville; three sisters, Peggy Bennett, Hopkinsville, Teresa Wells, Hartfort, Terry stephens, Parris Island, S.C.; two brothers, Robert Earl McKissick, Geermany, Kenneth Bruce McKissick, Hopkinsville; her maternal grandmother, Minnie McKissick, Columbus Ga., and paternal grandfather, Pervis C. Davis, Hopkinsville.
Kentucky New Era
Tuesday June 16, 1998


September 28, 1925
Died In Paducah Relatives In Trigg
Widow Of Albert Coleman And Formerly Lived In Trigg County
A special from Mayfield to the PADUCAH NEWS-DEMOCRAT of September 28, says:
The funeral services of Mrs. Josephine Coleman, aged about seventy - five years, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lem Perkins, in Paducah, yesterday afternoon late, after a short illness of complications, were held at the Oak Grove Baptist church, a short distance northwest of the city, this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment being in the church cemetery. She is survived by a son, B. B. Coleman, of Folsomdale, and a number of other relatives. Rev. R. F. Gregory was in charge of the service.
Mrs. Coleman was formerly a Miss Lancaster and she was a native of Trigg county. She was the widow of Albert Coleman, formerly of Trigg county, who had been dead many years.
Mrs. Perkins, B. B. Coleman, Ney Coleman and Perry Coleman are the names of the surviving children.
Mrs. Coleman had frequently visited relatives in Trigg county in recent years, and her last visit was something near a year ago.
Mr. G. B. Cunningham, of this city, and Ed Calhoun, of near Bleidt are nephews, and she had many other relatives in the county. The late Etq. Doss Lancaster and the late Bluford Lancaster were brothers, and one brother, James Lancaster, lives at Pryorsburg, Graves county.
Cadiz Record


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