Clara L. Smith, 96, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Thursday 2 October 1986 in a local nursing home.
Born 27 February 1890 in Crofton, Christian Co., daughter of George R. and Emaline Webb Long.
Her husband, W. Lawrence Smith, died in 1965 and a son, Leo Smith, died in 1970.
Survivors: daughter, Pauline (Pollie) Phelps of Hopkinsville and a grandchild.
Services: Sunday 5 October 1986, burial in Fuller Cem.
Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Friday 3 October 1986


Native of Trigg county had lived in Christian since 1927.
Record Made As Representative
Gave Mr. Smith A State-Wide Reputation
Denny P. SMITH, native Trigg countian, died Tuesday morning in a hospital at Atlanta, Ga.
He had been in ill health for some time and was taken to Atlanta Saturday to consult a specialist and enter a hospital for treatment. Mr. Smith's breakdown had been rapid in the past few months and the family became alarmed at his condition several weeks ago.
He was 68 years of age and had served in several public offices, including that of county attorney of Trigg county, commonwealth's attorney of the judicial district embracing this county and later as representative from Christian county in the General Assembly.
A wire from his son, Ben Smith, at Atlanta, stated the family would leave Atlanta with the body Tuesday night at 9 o'clock and that the funeral services would be at the grave at Cadiz, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Rev Dr. P. C. Walker, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hopkinsville, where Mr. Smith had his membership was in charge of the last rites.
Mr. Smith was born in this county, October 9, 1866, and attended the county schools of this county. He graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in the University of Kentucky, and completed his law course largely by his own efforts. He started his practice of law in Cadiz and soon became a leading member of the bar here. Mr. Smith's first venture into politics was in the race for county attorney of Trigg county as a Democrat. He won by a large majority in 1899. In 1914 he was elected commonwealth's attorney and was re-elected in 1910 and 1916 and continued in of office until 1922. For a short time Mr. Smith was located at Hazard, Ky., and later moved to Florida, where he and his family remained for several years. He located in Hopkinsville in 1927 and soon became a prominent member of the bar there. In 1929 he was nominated on the Democratic ticket without opposition and was elected over his Republican opponent for State Representative from Christian county with a majority of
1,161 overcoming a Republican majority of 1,500 the previous year. While a member of the General Assembly, Mr. Smith
became a state figure in his interest in reorganization of the state government to eliminate useless employees and overlapping of the various bureaus and commissions. He fought for tax reduction as a member of the Legislature and appeared over the entire state as a speaker before clubs and other gatherings to urge changes which he claimed would save the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. He was credited in many sources with being the leader of the movement now spreading over the entire state to bring about a reduction in state expenditures and the reorganization of the governmental setup in the interest of economy.
Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Susie Evelyn White, of Cadiz; one daughter, Miss Martha Terry
Smith, Frankfort and one son, Ben Smith, of Atlanta, Ga. Cadiz Record - 1934


Cadiz Record
Jan 5, 1933
A matrimonial bond of almost seventy years was broken at Bowling Green on December 28th in the death of Mrs. Frances Estee Smith who was ninety-five. The husband James W. Smith, who is ninety-six survives. There survies two sons and five daughters.


Dr. George Joseph Smith, 81, Henderson, died at 10:09 p.m. Monday at Community Methodist Hospital.
He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, where he was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member, a
lifetime Knights of Columbus member, and a member of the Holy Name Men's Club. He also was a Henderson Podiatrist for
more than 30 years and was a lifetime member of the American Podiatry Association.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Patsy; one daughter, Mary Kelly Zawalski of Houston, Texas; five sons, Francis
Fillmore Smith of Jasper, Ind., Kurt Gregory Smith of Shelbyville, Ky., Joseph Kevin Smith of Fullerton, Calif., Martin Gerard "Jerry" Smith of Henderson, and George Jeffery Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.; five sisters, Sister Frances Josephine, S.C.N., of Chattanooga, Tenn., Catherine Spalding of Evansville, Mary Louise Mingus of Henderson, Helen Teubner of St. Louis, Mo., and Agnes Thurmond of Evansville; four brothers, Charles Smith of Owensboro, William Smith and James Smith, both of Henderson, and Frank Smith of Evansville; 15 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be at noon Thursday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Edward Bradley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in Henderson, with full military rites by performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and until 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, where prayers will be
said at 6:30 tonight.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the St. Vincent De Paul Society or to the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church Building Fund.
Henderson Gleaner Mar 4, 1998 ar 4, 1998


             George L. Smith, 66, Smith Road, died at 2
             p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Jennie
             Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

             Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Maddux
             Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. David
             Combs officiating. Burial will be in Riverside
             Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight.

             A native of Christian County, he was born Jan. 28,
             1934, the son of the late James Edward and Katie
             May Carloss Smith. He retired in 1996 after 33
             years employment with Thomas Industries. For
             many years he was an active member of the Shiloh
             United Methodist Church and was currently a
             member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church.

             Survivors include two brothers, James Carloss
             Smith, Hopkinsville, Charles Edward Smith,
             Cropwell, Ala.; and a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Mary
             Allison) Mize, Cadiz.


             Harriet Sutton Smith, 79, Hopkinsville, died at
             4:20 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at Jennie
             Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

             Services were this morning at the St. John United
             Methodist Church, with the Rev. Philip D. Hill
             officiating. Burial was to be in Green Hill
             Memorial Gardens. Hughart and Beard Funeral
             Home, Hopkinsville, is in charge of arrangements.

             A native of Baltimore, Md., she was born May. 28,
             1920, the daughter of the late Dr. Alan C. Sutton
             and Emelia Wagner Sutton. She was a retired
             scientist for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
             and the national Institute of Health, Bethesda, Md.
             She was a lifetime member of the Audubon Society
             and was a member of St. John United Methodist
             Church. She was preceded in death by her first
             husband, Morgan Gilbert, and her second husband,
             Robert H. Smith, died in 1998.

             Survivors include a son, Gregory R. Smith,
             Hopkinsville; a brother, Harry Wagner Sutton,
             Serverna Park, Md.; and one grandchild.

             Memorials may be made to St. John United
             Methodist Church.


Hat Smith Dies At Age Of Sixty-Two
Was Prominent And Successful Farmer Who Had Spent Life In Trigg
Mr. W. Hat Smith, a well known and prominent farmer living a miles below Eggner's Ferry on Tennessee river, died about daylight on last Thursday morning.
Mr. Smith was a native of Trigg county and had spent his entire life here and was sixty-two years of age last fall. He was a son of the late Caleb H. and Martha Smith and a brother of Hon. Denny P. Smith, former Commonwealth's Attorney of this place, but for several years past a resident of Hazard, Ky.
Mr. Smith grew up as a farmer, and while he taught several schools when a young man, he had devoted most of his life to farming and had been quite successful as a farmer and stock dealer.
He served one term as Justice of the Peace in his district a few years ago, being elected as a Democrat in a district that normally is over whelming Republican.
In 1892 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Smith, daughter of Mr. Firman Smith, of the Ferguson Spring section, and although of the same name, they were not related. The wife is still living and eight children are also left - seven daughters and one son. Four of the daughters are married - Mrs. Carl Bogard, Mrs. Bailey Ward, Mrs. Santhil Miller and Mrs. Raymond Matheney. Three of the youngest daughters and the only son are at home.
Mr. Smith was a man of superior ability, with splendid business judgment and a good trader, and had been quite successful in meeting the problems of life in a business way.
He was a Baptist in religion and had been a member of the church for a number of years.
Of a family of six children, Denny P. Smith, the youngest is the only living member now.
For many years Mr. Smith had owned and operated the old Caleb Smith farm on Tennessee river, and the burial took place at the home grave yard Thursday afternoon. A large crowd of friends and sorrowing relatives being present. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Riley, or Murray.
Mr. Smith had long been a leading citizen of his section and in his passing away a vacancy is left that will be hard to fill.
Cadiz Record


Funeral services were held at the Cadiz Christian Church last Tuesday, Dec 28 for Miss Hazel Smith, who died in Detroit, Mich, on Christmas Day.
Rev. E.B. Bourland officiated at the service. Miss Smith had been ill for some months and had been sent to a sanitarium in Detroit for tubercular patients. Her interment took place at the burial ground near Lock E.
Surviving are her father, Alfred Smith and one sister and one brother. Her mother preceded her in death some months ago Dec 28 1943 -
Cadiz Record


ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Helen Smith, 85, died Saturday morning in a local hospital.
She was the widow of W. Walker Smith, a former employee of The Gleaner.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. Stanley Bak of Alexandria, and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be at a future date.
May 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Services for Ida Alice Smith, 85, Chapell House, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, with the Rev. John R. Christian officiating.

Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight.

She died at 5:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her home following a long illness.

A native of Christian County, she was born Jan. 27, 1915, the daughter of the late Ross and Mary Bell Underwood Myers. She was a homemaker and a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. Her husband, Danny Ray Smith, died in 1989, and a son, Roy Dan Smith, also preceded her in death.

May 1926
Caldwell Co Paper
Mrs. Irene Reed SMITH died at the home of her son, Eph SMITH of this place, Thursday night, of infirmities due to age. She was 74 years of age and is survived by eight children, Mrs. August M. OTT, of Dodson, Mo., Jacke SMITH of Lexington, Will SMITH of Coulterville, Ill., Frank SMITH of West Frankfort, Ill, Mrs. Florence PAYNE, Louisville, Eph SMITH of Fredonia, Mrs. Will
KLINGLESMITH of Cecelia, Ky; and Jim GILLIAND of Piney, Ky.
The funeral was from the Fredonia cemetery Friday afternoon, and was conducted by Rev. H.H. Hunter, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. SMITH was a member


Death of Two Estimable Ladies
Death has reaped a rich harvest this week. Thursday two of our most valued citizens were called to their reward.
The gloom of sorrow is cast o'er the city, and mourning friends join in the grief of two desolated homes. Mrs J.W.L. Smith, the wife of our esteemed railroad agent, passed away, Thursday morning after a weeks illness.
About a week ago she was stricken with paralysis and never again left her room. She was a woman of kind instincts. A noble christian, affectionate mother and kind friend, she leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her. May the hand of Providence sustain the afflicted household. But a short time after the death of Mrs Smith, the news reached us that Mrs Judge J.D. Tyler had passed away.
She had been a sufferer for several years, but in her affliction the friendships of her active life were but brightened and sanctified. She was a conscientious christian and a lady of the highest womanly qualifications. Those who knew her best will moss her most and those who ever enjoyed the sunshine of her life will feel that a kind tender, generous, noble woman has gone to her reward. These two ladies, who have contributed by their lives so much to the society of our town, will be laid away with the universal conviction that two saints have arisen to eternal glory.
The funeral of Mrs Smith took place at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock yesterday evening, and of Mrs Tyler at the Presbyterian church at 3:30 o'clock. Hosts of sorrowing friends followed the remains of each to the cemetery where their dust shall sleep under the sentinelship of angels.
Hopkinsville New Era
June 1886


SEBREE - James Albert Smith, 72, of Sebree died at 4:15 Friday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
He is survived by wife, Laural and a sister, Olivia Stull of Sebree,
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Tompkins and Son Sebree Chapel with B. F. Majors and Dr. Bob Hardison officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery.
July 1980 Hendderson Gleaner


CORYDON - James C. Smith, 84, formerly of Geneva, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at Community Methodist hospital.
He was a Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife Lou Anna Boldry Smith of Corydon; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jimmy C. Duncan and Mrs. Leroy Poole of Henderson County; one stepson John D. Boldry of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Patty Hayes of Henderson and Sue Martin of Geneva; four step-grandchildren bad nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson with the rev. Hilda Bentley and the Rev. Don Cottrell officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery.
where there will be military rites. Friends may call anytime. Dec 1980 Henderson Gleaner

Hopkinsville Kentuckian - New Era April 17, 1999
MARTHA BEATRICE SMITH, 93, Christian Health Center, died at 10:32 a.m. Friday at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, with Dr. Michael Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at the funeral home.
A ntive of Bumpus Mills, Tenn; she was born June 24, 1905. She was the daughter of the alte Samuel and Sally ford Jackson and was a homemaker. Her husband, Richard Theodore Smith, died in 1936.

Survivors include a son Richard Smith, Hopkinsville; and three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Mae Bell (SELLARS) smith, 97, of 1322 e. Third street died a 12:03 in the Countryside Place after a illness. She retired in 1956 from Uniroyal plant in Mishawaka after 33 years. She was born Mav 18 1891 in Sebree, Webster County, Ky., and has lived in this era since 1921. On Feb., 23, 1810 she married Charles M Smith, who died Feb. 20, 1969.survivors include a daughter Anna GILBREATH of Mishawaka; a grandchild and a sister Minnie GIBSON of Clarksville, Ind.
Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday in Babb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Garden Osceola. Friends may call from 6 to 9 Friday in the funeral Home. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Methodist Church of Sebree.
Elkhart paper from Vera Andrews


The negro Nelson Smith, who was lying in the Russellville jail, to await his trial at the next circuit court, for the murder of a Mr. Simmons in that county recently, was found dead in the jail there. There are many speculations as to his death. It is supposed that he took poison.
Hopkinsville New Era
apr 1887


MORGANFIELD -- Noble Smith, 73, died at 12:55 p.m. Friday at his home here.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Morganfield.
Survivors include his wife, Violet; two sons, David Smith of Morganfield and Mark Smith of Franklin, Tenn.; three sisters, Wilma Lappin of California, Phyliss Emery of Mount Vernon, Ill., and Betty Nixon of Greeley, Colo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Mark Galloway will officiate.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Monday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.
Henderson Gleaner Mar 1, 1998


At Hansen, last Thursday while Samuel Smith, an employe on the L&N Railroad, was unloading road about the place he lost his balance and fell off the platform and fell on the train track.
He was stunned by the fall and before his companions could render any assistance he was run over by a passing train, which completely severed his head from his body.
Smith lived at Hanson and had been connected with the road for a long time. The conductor of the train was from the north and had heard strange stories of Kentucky shot guns. The next day while his train was at Hanson he saw a man with a gun walking up the track, and thinking a mob was after him he made a Montrose run for life and liberty.
Hopkinsville New Era
May 1887

Former Trigg County Boy Meets Untimely Death  ---  Attorney Max Hanberry received a telephone message yesterday morning from Harvey Smith, of Eddyville, stating that his brother, Shelly Smith, was accidentally shot and killed near Augusta, Kansas, Tuesday.
  From the meager details received, it seems that he was chopping, and a gun was lying on a log near him. In some way the gun was knocked from the log and the discharged load entered the body of young Smith, causing death.
  The remains will reach Eddyville this afternoon, and Friday will be brought to Trigg county and buried in the George Creekmur grave yard about a mile east of Hurricane church near Rock Castle.
  Young Smith was born and reared in Trigg county, and made his home here until a year or two ago. He was the son of the late Alex Smith and grandson of old "Uncle Harvey " Peal, deceased. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Harvey, Joe, Nacy and Miss Ulus Smith of Eddyville, and Mrs. Will A. Stone, of near Cadiz.
  He was a most excellent young man, honest and clever, and many Trigg county relatives and friends will hear of his tragic death with much sorrow.
  He had been living in Kansas only a few months, going there from Eddyville some time last fall.


Stella Goehring Smith of 210 Hancock St., died 4:14 a.m. Sunday at Community Methodist Hospital.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Smith stepson; one brother, C. A. Goehring, one sister Mrs. Martin Ethel Roberts. of Robards; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will beat 2 p.m. today at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home with Dr. James Young officiating. Burial will be in Frenwood Cemetery.
Harry Critser, R. L. Griffin, D. C. Griffin, Charles Cabtree, J. T. Brock and Francis Talbert. will be pallbearers.
Oct 1980 Henderson Gleaner


Vera Smith, 87, Mason, Ohio.
Died Sunday 6 November 1983 at Lebanon Health Care Ctr., Lebanon, Ohio.
Born 18 October 1896 in Christian Co., daughter of James Louis and Molly Lindsey McCord.
Member of First Baptist Church in Mason, Ohio and a former member of the local First Baptist Church. Formerly resided at 1208 Walnut St. Her husband, Charles Gill Smith, died in 1971 and one son, Charles Lindsey, died in 1982.
Survivors: three sons, Cecil Norwood of Sacramento, Calif., Louis Gill of Pittsburgh, Pa. and E. B. Smith of London; 15 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.
Services: Wednesday 9 November 1983, burial in Riverside Cem., Hopkinsville. Hughart Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 7 November 1983


W.R. Smith Dies At 92
Aged Trigg Resident Succumbs After Long And Useful Life
W.R. Smith, 92, well known Trigg resident, who resided in the Oakland community died Sunday after an illness of some
Mr Smith was born December 22, 1848 near Pee Dee, Ky in Christian county. He lived practically his entire life in
and around the place where he was born. His parents came to this county from Virginia. During his earlier years he became interested in farming and spent most of his life in and around the place where he was born. His parents came to this county from Virginia. During his earlier years he became interested in farming and spent most of his time and effort in the raising cattle and hogs, becoming one of the largest shippers in the county at the time. His farming interest spread over a large part of the locality where he resided and extended in both Trigg and Christian counties.
He was never married. He was a member of the Gracey West Union Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at the home with Rev. J.J. Jenkins, his pastor in charge. Burial took place at the Old Randolph graveyard near Oakland Church.
Surviving are 3 nieces. Mrs R.E. Grigsby, Mrs Mary Tuggle,
Mrs Sallie Randolph, and three nephews; W.A. Randolph, T.B. Randolph, and W.A. Wilson. Cadiz Record - Mar 14, 1940


Died Near Gracey
William H. Smith, aged 83, a highly respected Trigg county farmer died last night at his home four miles from here. Diseases incident to his advanced age caused his death. The deceased was a member of the West Union Baptist church. His wife and two sons, Tom and Marion Smith, survive him Caldwell Co. 1906



Willie J. Smith, 67, of 839 Kleymeyer Drive died at 8 a.m. Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy daughter, Brenda Jenkins of Henderson; a son, James Wall of Ripley, Ohio; a sister Viola Oakley of Elkert, Ind. and four grandchildren
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tapp Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Babb officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.
July 1980 Henderson Gleaner

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