Child's Sudden Death
Taken Ill Saturday Afternoon and Died Yesterday
The little - year old son of Mrs. James Phelps died at her residence suddenly yesterday morning. He attended school Friday and appeared to be as well as usual but was taken ill Saturday afternoon and continued to grow worse until death resulted. Death was due to some throat trouble.
Hopkinsville Kentuckian
Oct 1900


MARION - The Rev. G. L. Phelps, 82?, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crittenden County Hospital. He was a retired Cumberland Presbyterian preacher. He is survived by his wife, Daisy; three sons, The Rev J. D. Phelps of Birmingham, the Rev. Earl Phelps of Tampa, Fla., and Eugene of Marion; two daughters, Edna Herron of Clay and Nelda Phelps of Marion; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tuckers Funeral Home.
Nov 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Death of Judge Hiram A. Phelps

The death of Judge Hiram A. Phelps Monday is a matter of profound regret in this community.
The deceased had enjoyed throughout a long life the love and esteem of our people. He was a man of lovable character. Quiet, unassuming genial, just and generous, he instinctively commanded the highest admiration of those who knew him.
Tuesday afternoon the members of the bar met in the county court room to eulogize the character of their deceased brother.
The funeral took place at the residence of the deceased on South Main Street. Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. J.N. Prestridge officiating. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to the grave, where they were interred with Masonic honors. The following honorary pall bearers representing the bar officiated: R.T. Petree, John Stites, J.W. McPherson, H.R. Littell, G.A. Champlin, James Breathitt, C.H. Bush and John Feland.
A noble life has closed, the influence of which will be felt in this community for many years to come. (This is a large memorial and obituary)
Hopkinsville New Era
April 1887


(paper unknown) dated 7-6-1909
On Thursday, July 8, death claimed as its victim Mrs. Martha Phelps  one of Caldwell count's oldest and most beloved women.

Mrs. Phelps was born in Buckingham County, VA, October 18, 1814, her age being ninety-five years and ten months.  She was the oldest woman in Caldwell county.

At the age of twelve years, she with her parents moved to Tennessee, where she was afterward married, and all her children, save Miss Lila Phelps were born in Tennessee.

She was the mother of eleven children, seven of whom are now living, and are as follows:  Mrs. Cinda Herrington, Mrs. Bettie Coleman, Mrs. Stoky Lax, Mrs. F. Cook, Miss Lila Phelps, Messrs. T.A. and Charlie Phelps, of this city.  There are 59 grandchildren, 84 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren.
She was the most largely connected and widely known woman in Western Kentucky, and besides the large number of relatives she leaves a host of friends and acquaintances, who will sadly miss her.  Mrs. Phelps was a Christian in all that the word implies, and was loved and admired for her Christian act and gentle hospitality.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. G.L. Woodruff in a touching and impressive manner.  Following the funeral, the remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground near her late home.


The Rev. Uel Edward Phelps, 76, Crofton-Dawson Road, died at his home Saturday morning following a long illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fillbeck and Cann Funeral Home, Benton, with Ray Latham and Joe Butler officiating. Burial will be in Fooks Cemetery, Marshall County.
A native of Marshall County, he was born July 14, 1921, the son of the late Arnold Claude and Ethel Barrett Phelps. He was an Army veteran. He was ordained in 1967 and was minister of Flat Lick Presbyterian Church for abut 15 years. He had also pastored churches in Muhlenberg County and had managed the church camp ground in Morganfield.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Stevenson Phelps, three sons, Eulis Edwin Phelps Marshall county, Carlos Lee Phelps, Muhlenberg County, Bobby Dwain Phelps, Christian County; two daughters, Judy Faye Strader, Marshall County, Linda Kay McClure, St. Clair, Ill.; two brothers Aubrey Phelps, Mt. Clemens, Mich., Arnold "Boyd"; Phelps, Calvert City; two sisters, Lucille Hill, Calvert City, Tommie Louise Jackson, Troy, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren.
Kentucky New Era
Monday June 8, 1998

Pennyrile Deaths – April 1, 1999
PRINCETON, Ky. — Velda Phelps, 85, Fredonia, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Nursing Home, Kuttawa, following a long illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Morgan’s Funeral Home, with the Rev. Buddy Pope officiating. Burial will be in Asher Cemetery, Caldwell County. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Friday.
A native of Caldwell County, she was born April 29, 1913, the daughter of the late Earl and Effie Moore Morgan. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Fredonia. Her husband, Henry Phelps, died in 1990. A son, Charles Phelps; a daughter, Debris Jean Phelps and a half sister, Wanetta Creekmur, also preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, David Phelps, Valparaiso, Md Kenneth Phelps, Caldwell County; four daughters, Wanda Salter, Bridgewater, N.J., Peggy Lash, Columbus, Ohio, Betty Brown, Franklin, Patsy Garst, Central City; a sister, Clarena Blackburn, Fredonia; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Activities Building, in care of Sharlon Wigginton, 3121 Highway 902 East, Fredonia, Ky., 42411.

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