Mrs. Ben Underwood
Cornelia A. Underwood
Ellen Cook Underwood
George T. Underwood
James Willis Underwood
John Dewey Underwood
John Thompson Underwood
John Willis Underwood
Kimball Underwood
Maggie Underwood
Mary Alice Wood Underwood
Minnie Lee Underwood
Rosettie Underwood
William Garnett Underwood
William Harvey Underwood

Mrs. Ben Underwood
Hopkinsville New Era
July 1886
Enters our midst and invades the sanctuary and quiet home of a Christian family, and robs the world and society of a noble lady -- Mrs.. Ben Undersood,

Friday morning, at 3 o'clock, the spirit of this estimable woman, suddenly, but peacefully passed from this world of unrest to
repose on the bosom of God.

She was the daughter of Mr. E.L. Foulks. She had been an invalid and great sufferer for years. A painful agony of suspensehung, like the mantle of terror, upon every visage of the many who admired and loved her. All the medical skill that the citycould command, concentrated as it was by the tenderest regard for the sufferer, was employed to stay the fell monster in hisprogress. But, alas! All that science, all that affection could do, did not suffice to stay the hand of the insatiable destroyer. Sheis gone, forever gone! Dread dissolution of earthly hopes! Dread dissolution of earth-bound ties. The deceased was an ardentand faithful member of the Methodist church; was a true woman, pious Christian, and left the impress of her noble life on the
hearts of many friends. Possessed of intellectual endowments of great vigor; moved by the impulses of a generous
philanthropy; graced by the dignity of character remarkable in one so young, she justly merited the high estimation in which shewas held by all classes, all sexes and all ages. As the sun sank below the horizon, her lovely spirit, illuminated by the soft andsilvered rays of Hesperus, winged its flight to her bright, bright home, far beyond the confines of sorrow and mortality.

CENTRAL CITY, Ky.  Cornelia Ann Underwood, 94, Powderly, died early Saturday in Belle Meade Nursing Home, Greenville.
Services were Monday afternoon at Tucker Funeral Home, Central City. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Among her survivors are a son and daughter, Randall Underwood and Peggy Wilson, both of Hopkinsville.


Ellen Cook Underwood, 88, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Saturday 19 March 1949 in her home at 136 Kentucky Ave.
Member of Second Baptist Church. Widow of J. W. Underwood.
Survivors: daughter, Miss Hettie Underwood who lived with her mother; son, W. H. Underwood of Hopkinsville; one half sister, Mrs. Melissa Gilkey of Christian Co.; one half brother, Jim Moore of Madisonville; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: Monday 21 March 1949, burial in Riverside Cem.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Saturday 19 March 1949


George T. Underwood, 80, Christian Co., Ky.
Died Tuesday 21 September 1948 at his home on the Princeton Road.
Survivors: two daughters, Mrs. Lindsey Watts and Mrs. Walter Wallace; two grandchildren, Mrs. Emmett Hall and Jerry Boyd; one great grandchild, Emmett Keith Hall.
Services: Thursday 23 September 1958, burial in Riverside Cem. Keightley Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tuesday 21 September 1948


Mr. James W. Underwood died March 9, 1912.  We offer this short sketch as a tribute to him memory.  Mr. Underwood was born Nov. 7, 1832 in Christian County, where he spent the greater part of his life.  He was one of a family of ten children, only two of whom are now living.  , his sisters, Mrs. Tibitha White of Christian County and Mrs. Hattie Phillips of Livingstone County.  He was married twice.  His first wife was Miss Katherine Meacham and to them four children were born.  The oldest, Mary E. died at a young age.  The others, Mrs. Tom King, Mr. John Underwood and Mrs. John White are all of this county.

Mr. Underwood’s second wife was Miss Harriet Owings, also of this county.  To this union were born three daughters who are now Mrs. Winfield Wood and Mrs. George Hill of Prescott, Arizona and Mrs. Dr. Wright of Kelly, Kentucky.

At the breaking of the Civil War, Mr. Underwood enlisted in the Federal Army and served faithful until the close, and although leading afterwards the quiet life of a farmer, his patriotism never waned.  He was prominent at the Old Soldiers Reunion and among his dearest friends were those who wore the grey as well as the blue.  His wish that his grave might be remembered with the flag instead of flowers was faithfully carried out by those who heard him express this wish, and truly the emblem of our country never waved over a better or truer man.  His long and useful life was spent in his native neighborhood were he did what he could for the betterment of mankind.  He was a devoted member of the Universalist Church and a helping friend to the other churches.


John Dewey Underwood, 100, Hopkinsville, died at 10:37 a.m. Sunday, July 4, 1999, at his home following a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, with the Rev. James Talley officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery, Antioch Road. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

A native of Christian County, he was born Dec. 30, 1898, the son of the late John Thomas and Ida King Underwood. He was a farmer and a member of the Antioch Presbyterian Church. His wife, Annie Jones Underwood, died in 1963.

Survivors include a son, Eugene Underwood, Crofton; a daughter, Anna Belle Curtis, Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Griffin Underwood, Hopkinsville; a sister, Vera Larene Halterman, Hopkinsville; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

John Thompson Underwood
Obituary, Kentucky New Era
27 December 1958

Rites Monday for John T. Underwood:
John Thompson Underwood, 89, retired Christian County farmer, died at 7:30 last night (December 26) at Jennie Stuart Hospital, where he had been a patient for 8 weeks. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Henninger & Lilly Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Paul Brown, pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Underwood who lived on Concord Lande, was born in Christian County, April 1, 1869.
Surviving are nine children (listed in order of birth), Mrs. Ross Myers, Willis Underwood, Mrs. Mabel Graves, Dewey Underwood, Mrs. Iona Lacy, Griffin Underwood, Mrs. Hartwell Wood, James Underwood, and Miss Vera Underwood, all of the city and county; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Wright, Fern Creek, Ky; Mrs. W.M. Wood, Encinata, CA; and Mrs. Maude Hill, San Diego, CA; 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.


John Willis Underwood, 69, Concord Lane, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Wednesday 6 January 1943 at his home.
Born in the Antioch community of Christian Co., son of Samuel Henry and Susan Allen Underwood.
Farmer, member of Concord Baptist Church. Married in February 1909 to Miss Hattie Atwood of Trigg Co. They resided in Trigg Co. until a year ago.
Survivors: his wife, Hattie Underwood; two daughters, Mrs. James Underwood of Christian Co. and Mrs. George Walton Lacy of Conway, Pa.; one granddaughter, April Lacy; two brothers, W. N. Underwood of Livingston Co. and G. T. Underwood of Princeton Road; sister, Miss Maggie Underwood of Princeton Road; a number of nieces and nephews.
Services: Friday 8 January 1943, burail in Wood Cem.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Wednesday 6 January 1943


PRINCETON, Ky. -- Kimball Underwood, 77, Kuttawa, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at his home following a long illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Maurice Tiell officiating. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Morgan's Funeral Home, with prayer services to be at 6:30 p.m.

A native of Paducah, he was born July 11, 1921, the son of the late Garner Kimball and Jessie Mae Woodruff Underwood. He was an artist.

Survivors include his wife, Elsa Coleman Smith Underwood; a son, Wheeler Underwood, Paducah; a daughter, Sarah Underwood Mayfield, Birmingham, Ala., and two grandchildren.


Miss Maggie Underwood, 81, Christian Co., Ky.
Died Monday 7 July 1947 at the home of her brother.
Born 30 March 1866, daughter of Samuel Henry and Susan Ellen Underwood.
Member of the Sinking Fork Baptist Church since early childhood. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Survivors: one brother, George T. Underwood of the Sinking Fork community; 12 nieces, 7 nephews, and a number of great nieces and nephews.
Services: Wednesday 9 July 1947, burial in Wood Cem.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tuesday 8 July 1947

Mary Alice Wood Underwood

Obituary, Kentucky New Era
November 5, 1962

Services Tomorrow For Mrs. Underwood:
Mrs. Mary Alice Underwood, 94 year old resident of route 4, Princeton Road, died at 1:45 p.m. November 4, 1962, in Jennie Stuart hospital following an illness of 18 months.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow (November 6) at Keightly Funeral Home with the Reverend Sidney Maddox, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wood Cemetery near Sinking Fork.
A native of Christian County, Mrs. Underwood was the daughter of Juliet Ray and Orlando G. Wood. She was born August 5, 1868. Her husband, James H. Underwood, proceeded her in death in 1935.
Mrs. Underwood was a member of the Sinking Fork Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, L. O. Underwood, Raleigh and Ellis Underwood.


Miss Minnie Lee Underwood, 79, of LaFayette Rd, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Monday 13 February 1967 at a local hospital.
Born 12 September 1887 in Christian Co., daughter of Benjamin and Nancy Ann Knight Underwood.
For a number of years, she was housemother at the Potter Orphan's Home in Bowling Green.
Survivors: 10 nieces and nephews including Mrs. Virgil Jewell, L. B. Arvin, W. A. Arvin all of the county and Ernest Ray Arvin and J. V. Arvin both of Hopkinsville.
Services: Wednesday 15 February 1967, burial in Riverside Cem. Henninger Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Tuesday 14 February 1967


Miss Rosettie "Hettie" Underwood, 87, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Sunday 28 January 1973 in Jennie Stuart Hospital.
Born 3 December 1885 in Christian Co., daughter of James William and Sarah Ellen Cook Underwood.
Member of Second Baptist Church.
Survivors: two nieces with whom she made her home, Misses Ethel and Lillian Underwood and two nephews, Garnett and Ralph Underwood, all of the city.
Services: Monday 29 January 1973, burial in Riverside Cem.
Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 29 January 1973


William Garnett Underwood, 88, South Wooldridge Road, died at 1:24 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 1997 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home, with the Revs. John Christian, Kent Workman and Bob Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 tonight.

A native of Christian County, he was born Aug. 31, 1908, the son of the late William Harvey and Mary Bennett Underwood. He was the retired owner of Underwood Refrigeration Service and was a member of the Second Baptist Church. His first wife, Amanda Lucille Underwood, died in 1985. His second wife, Myrtle Williams Underwood, died in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret P'Pool Underwood; a son, Donald B. Underwood, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth R. (Barbara) Buster, the county; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


William Harvey Underwood, 76, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Died Saturday 19 April 1958.
Born in Kelly.
Was employed for 33 years as warehouse foreman for Keach Furniture Co. For the past 10 years, had been a partner with his son Ralph in Underwood's Upholstering and Refinishing business. Member of the Second Baptist Church for 40 years, where he had served as deacon, Sunday School superintendent and teacher of the Young People's class. Was a candidate for city commissioner on the Republican ticket in the early 1930's. His wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Bennett, died in February 1938.
Survivors: two daughters, Misses Ethel and Lillian Underwood; one sister, Miss Hettie Underwood; four grandchildren, Ann, Barbara, Donald and Steve Underwood all of Hopkinsville;
Services: Monday 21 April 1958, burial place not given. Fuqua Funeral Home.
Ky. New Era, Hopkinsville, Ky.
Monday 21 April 1958

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