Clark County was formed from Bourbon and Fayette in 1792. The county seat is the city of Winchester.
Submitted by Randy Ridgway, 10/29/07
Lexington Herald on Thursday, September 21, 1961, page 12.
Winchester--September 20 Mrs. Nancy Ecton Bratton, 87, widow of Robert L. Bratton, died at 1:25 p.m. today in a Lexington hospital after a one month illness. She was a native of Clark County and lived at 31 Mentelle Park, Lexington. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Winchester.
Survivors include two sons, Julian D. Bratton, Clark County, and Robert D. Bratton, Lexington; a granddaughter, Miss Mary Lou Bratton, Clark County; a brother, Taylor Ecton, Winchester; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. J. I. Meyer. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sherwood Walden, Clay Wills, Glenmore Ecton, Dr. R. H. Scobee, Graham Johns, Jr., W. D. Chamberlain, John R. McDonald and C. T. Pinnell. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 1 p.m. Thursday.
Winchester Sun on Monday, October 22, 1928, page one.
Robert L. Bratton
DEATH CLAIMS R. L. BRATTON
Prominent Clark County Farmer Dies Suddenly At Home Near Wade's Mill
Robert L. Bratton, 67 years old, died suddenly at his home near Wade's Mill, Monday morning at 7:40 o'clock.
He was working on some farm machinery near the residence when he was suddenly stricken ill. Death resulted shortly after he was carried into the house.
The deceased was born and reared in this county, where he resided all of his life. He was a prosperous farmer and widely known throughout this and surrounding counties. He was a man of quiet manner and possessed a genuine character.
He was a devoted member of the North Middletown Christian Church which he attended regularly until his death.
Surviving him are his widow, who was Nancy Ecton, daughter of the late Senator C. B. Ecton; two sons, Robert D. Bratton, of Lexington, and Julien D. Bratton, at home: four sisters, Mrs. R. M. Smith and Miss Lena Bratton, both of Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Laura Hart and Mrs. R. S. Scobee, of Winchester.
The funeral services will be held at the late residence, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. F. M. Tinder, pastor of the North Middletown Christian Church, assisted by the Rev. O. B. Crockett, pastor of the First Methodist Church, here. Burial will be in the Winchester cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be: Tom Sutton, J. C. Gaitskill, David Gaitskill, Roy L. Morris, Webb Bratton, and Ollie McCormick. Honorary pallbearers: Asa Dooley, R. P. Taylor, J. D. Duvall, John W. Jones, Lee McDonald, Ashton Gilkey, J. C. McCourt, H. Keyes, Frank Rogers and Nelson P. Gay.
Winchester Sun on Monday, April 19, 1937, page one.
Leland T. Bush
LELAND T. BUSH CALLED TO REST
Death Claims Widely Known Farmer
Leland T. Bush, 68, prominent Clark county farmer, died at 8 o'clock Sunday night at his home near Kiddville Sunday night after a brief illness.
He was a member of the First Baptist church of Winchester and a large landowner. He was the son of the late Nelson and Sallie Bush.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tom Proctor and Mrs. Rachel Ware Bush, both of Winchester.
The remains were removed to Mrs. Proctor's home on South Main street.
Mr. Bush was born in Clark county Dec. 13, 1868, and resided here throughout his life. His wife, Mrs. Mattie E. Ware Bush, died several years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted at three p.m. Tuesday at the grave in the Winchester cemetery by Dr. O. E. Herring and Dr. C. M. Thompson.
Active pallbearers will be: Harvey Lisle, John Duvall, Clay Haggard, Field Van Meter, J. Smith Hays, Jr., Lewis Flynn, George Proctor and Eugene Freeman: honorary, John M. Stevenson, John M. Hodgkin, R. P. Taylor, S.J. Conkwright, Dr. R. H. Scobee and Walker Hampton.
Winchester Sun on Monday, August 12, 1929 on page one.
Mrs. Leland (Mattie) Bush
FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. (Mattie) BUSH
Local Lady Is Laid to Rest in the Winchester Cemetery, Monday Afternoon
The funeral services of Mrs. Leland Bush, who died at the Howard Kelley hospital in Baltimore, following a recent illness, were held at the Winchester cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. C.M. Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city.
Mrs. Bush was removed to the sanatorium July 31, and since that time had been in a very serious condition. Word was received Friday that Mrs. Bush had withstood an operation and seemed to be in an improved condition, however, she suffered a relapse and died late Saturday afternoon.
The deceased was one of the most beloved matrons of this city and was widely known for her hospitality. She was a native of Clark county.
Mrs. Bush was very active in club work, having been a member of the D.A.R.. the Woman's Club, and the Little Garden Club. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
Mrs. Bush, before her marriage, was Miss Mattie Ware, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ware. She is survived by her husband, Leland T. Bush, and two daughters, Mrs. Tom Proctor and Mrs. Floyd G. Clay.
Winchester Sun on March 8, 1995, page A2.
Lindsey Russell Douglas, Jr., 72, of 420 S. Maple St., widower of Madge Johns Douglas, died Monday.
A native of Mt. Sterling, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey R. Douglas, Sr., a retired employee of Ashland Oil Company, a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Graham Williamson, Winchester; two sons, Dr. Lindsey R. Douglas III, Saudi Arabia, and Dr. Taylor J. Douglas, Bend, Ore.; seven grandchildren, Lindsey R. Douglas, IV, Spencer Douglas, Allison Douglas, Cicely Douglas, and David Taylor and Kristina Dunn.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Winchester Cemetery by Rev. Gene Kincaid.
There will be no visitation.
Edgington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lexington Herald-Leader on July 14, 1990, page B16.
Madge Culver Johns Douglas, 3453 Lansdowne Dr., died Fri. in Ashland. She was a native of Clark Co., daughter of the late Graham F. and Nancy Belle Ecton Johns, and a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Survivors are her husband, Lindsey R. Douglas Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Graham Dunn, Kansas City, Mo; two sons, Dr. Lindsey R. Douglas III, Ashland, and Dr. Taylor Johns Douglas, Bend, OR; and 7 grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Mon. in Winchester Cemetery with Rev. gene Kincaid officiating. There is no visitation. Edgington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Contributions are suggested to Ashland Community Hospice, 620 16th St., Ashland, KY 41101.
Winchester Sun on Thursday, April 14, 1955 on page one.
Rachel Ecton Duvall
Mrs. Duvall, 82, Dies At Home Here
Mrs. Rachel Ecton Duvall, 82, widow of the late John Duvall, died at her home, 424 West Lexington Avenue, at approximately midnight Wednesday.
Coroner James W. Bean said Mrs. Duvall's body was found at 11:30 a.m. at her home, and that she apparently died of a heart attack late Wednesday night after returning to her home from a church meeting. Coroner Bean said it was apparent that she collapsed while starting to make a telephone call. She was clad in the dress she wore to church, he said.
Mrs. Duvall, a native of Clark County, was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one brother, Walter Ecton, Winchester, a step-son, Harvey Duvall, Atlanta, Ga., and a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Ed Baber, Clark County.
The body is at the Scobee Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Winchester Sun on Friday, September 15, 1916, page one.
ARTHUR ECTON IS CALLED TO REST
Ten Year Old Son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Ecton Passes Away Thursday of Diabetes
Arthur Taylor Ecton, aged 10 years son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Ecton, residing on the Lexington pike, died Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock. He had been in declining health for about seven months suffering from diabetes and his condition assumed a very sudden and critical stage Wednesday afternoon. His condition grew rapidly worse until the end came Thursday.
Besides his parents he is survived by two sisters, Misses Nancy Bell and Florence Ecton and one brother, Glenmore Ecton.
The funeral services will be held at the family residence at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.H. MacNeill and Rev. William Cumming. Burial in the Winchester cemetery.
Six little friends and schoolmates of the deceased will act as pall bearers.
Winchester Sun on Tuesday, November 21, 1922, page one.
Senator C. B. Ecton
SEN. C. B. ECTON DEATH VICTIM
Former State Senator and Confederate Soldier Survived By Many Relatives Is Dead
Former State Senator C. B. Ecton, 78 years old, died Monday night at 11:40 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bratton, near Wade's Mill. He had been ill for some time.
Senator Ecton, who was a Confederate veteran, represented this senatorial district several years ago and was held in high esteem by his Democratic colleagues and had a host of friends in Clark county and Winchester.
Senator Ecton was elected to the Senate, representing Clark, Bourbon and Montgomery counties in 1906 and served until 1910. He sponsored the bill that fixed a higher "age of consent" limit for a statutory offense and was a prominent dry leader during the days when the county unit bill was a principal issue.
Until a few weeks before his death, Senator Ecton was a familiar figure on Winchester streets. Because of his wide acquaintance and cheerful manner, he was greeted by every passerby, all of whom delighted in conversing with him. No longer than a month ago he replied in a sprightly manner to an inquiry regarding his health that he was "stout and hearty," an expression familiar to all his acquaintances.
Senator Ecton served in the regiment of Colonel Waller Chenault in General Jon Morgan's Cavalry.
He lived at his home on Lexington avenue until he became ill. His wife, who was Miss Marion Elizabeth Wills, preceded him to the grave by four years.
Senator Ecton is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bratton, four sons: J.J. and H. T. Ecton, Winchester: Harry Ecton, Akron, Ohio: and C. B. Ecton, Jr., Bourbon county; a sister, Mrs. George W. Strother, Winchester, and a half-brother, James Ecton, Winchester, and a large number of nephews , nieces and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the daughter's home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, Dr. U. G. Foote, of the First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Winchester cemetery.
Active pall bearers will be Robert D. Bratton, Julian Bratton, Younger Osborne, Glenmore Ecton, T. Strother Scott and C. B. Strother.
Honorary pallbearers will be Col. T.G. Stewart, W.H. Garner, J. O. Tyler, John W. Burgin, Eli Dooley, George E. Tomlinson, Ed Hughes and George Hon.
Winchester Sun on May 11, 1938, page one.
C. B. Ecton
RITES CONDUCTED FOR C. B. ECTON, 65
Funeral Services For Clark Native Conducted in Winchester Cemetery
Funeral services for Charles B. Ecton, Jr., 65, a son of the late Senator C. B. Ecton and Mary Elizabeth Wills Ecton, who died Tuesday afternoon following a long illness were conducted Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock at the grave in the Winchester cemetery by the Rev. A. W. Fortune, pastor of the Central Christian church in Lexington, and Dr. Hugh McLellan, pastor of the First Christian church of Winchester.
Mr. Ecton was a member of the Central Christian church of Lexington, and was born and reared in Clark county. He was engaged in farming in Fayette county until recently, when he returned to Winchester.
Mr. Ecton is survived by his widow, Mrs. Georgia Ashurst Ecton, a daughter, Mrs. William Parramore, of Washington, D. C.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Bratton, of Clark county, and two brothers, Harry W. Ecton, of Akron, Ohio, and H. Taylor Ecton, of Winchester.
Active pallbearers were: R. D. Bratton, J. D. Bratton, Glenmore Ecton, T. C. Pennell, Jesse Craig and Edward Myers; honorary, John Duvall, James Scott, Claude Spears, Charles Venable, Joe Penn Redmon and Younger Osborne.
Winchester Sun on December 25, 1964, page one.
Henry Taylor Ecton
Death Claims Henry Ecton
Henry Taylor Ecton, 89, of South Burns Avenue, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Baber Nursing Home on Taylor Avenue following a long illness.
He was a native of Clark County, a retired farmer and a member of the First Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Senator Charles Burgess and Mary Elizabeth Wills Ecton.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Florence Combs Ecton; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Belle Johns, Winchester; a son, Glenmore Ecton, Lexington; three grandsons, Graham Johns, Winchester, and Steve and Henry Ecton, Hopkinsville; two granddaughters , Miss Kathierene Louise Ecton, Hopkinsville, and Mrs. Lindsey Douglas, Labanon, Ohio; four great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew, Julian Bratton, Clark County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles Pinkston, Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lindsey Douglas, Julian D. Bratton, Mack Hunter, William S. Duty, Dr. John H. Hubbard, Claibourne Lisle and Robert Ogden.
The body is at the funeral home.
Winchester Sun on February 25, 1928, page one.
J. J. Ecton
J. J. ECTON PASSES AWAY
Farmer and Insurance Man Dies at Home on East Hickman Street
Joseph J. Ecton, 58, passed away at his home on East Hickman street at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
The deceased was a farmer and life insurance man and was well known to the people of this city and county. He was an active member of the First Christian church and a man of splendid traits of character. He was a son of the late Senator and Mrs. C. B. Ecton and has lived all of his life in this community.
He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Sydney Ferguson, of Paris; one daughter, Mrs. Younger Osborn, of this city; one sister, Mrs. Robert Bratton, of Wade's Mill, and three brothers, Taylor Ecton, of Winchester, Harry Ecton, of Akron, Ohio, and Charles B. Ecton, of Lexington.
Funeral services will be announced Sunday in the churches.
Winchester Sun on Saturday, November 19, 1960, page one.
Lizzie Mae Ecton Osborne
Death Comes To Mrs. Osborne, 66
Mrs. Lizzie Mae Ecton Osborne,66, widow of Younger Osborne, died unexpectedly at 10:45 p.m. Friday of a heart attack at her home, 133 Burns Avenue.
Mrs. Osborne was born in Clark County and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ecton. She was a member of the Hart Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Osborne was active in the program of the First Christian Church in which she was a life long member. During recent years she wrote a complete history of the Christian church in this community, and copies of her manuscript have gone to many libraries.
Survivors include an uncle, Henry Taylor Ecton, Winchester; an aunt, Mrs. R.L. Bratton, Lexington, and several first cousins, including Mrs. Nancy Belle Johns, Winchester, and Julian D. Bratton, Clark County.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.
The body is at the Scobee Funeral Home.
Winchester Sun on Saturday, February 16, 1918, page one.
Mary Elizabeth Ecton
MRS. ECTON DIES SATURDAY A.M.
Life Long Resident of the County Succumbs at Her Home in This City
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ecton, wife of former Senator C. B. Ecton, Sr., died Saturday morning at 5:20 o'clock at her home on Lexington avenue.
Mrs. Ecton had been in failing health for some time, but had not been seriously ill until the past two weeks. Her death was due to a complication of diseases.
Mrs. Ecton had been a resident of Clark county all her life. Previous to her marriage she was a Miss Wills. During her life she was a faithful and devoted member of the Methodist church.
Mrs. Ecton is survived by her husband, four sons, Joe J. Ecton, Charlie Burgess Ecton, H. Taylor Ecton, Harry W. Ecton, and one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Bratton, all of this county. One son, Robert Ecton, is deceased.
The funeral service will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the family residence, the Rev. G. W. Banks of the Methodist church, officiating.
Winchester Sun on Friday, April 5, 1918 on page one.
Mrs James Ecton
LIFE ENDS FOR MRS. R. ECTON
Mother of Mrs. John Duvall Succumbs to Jaundice at Early Hour this Morning
Mrs. Ecton, age 69 years, died at her home this morning at 5:15 o'clock, after an illness that extended over about four months from jaundice.
Mrs. Ecton is one of the most widely connected women in Clark county and was born and reared in Clark county, shaving spent her entire life in Winchester.
Her husband, Jas. Ecton, preceded her to the grave about twenty years ago. He was Jailer at Clark county for four consecutive times.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Walter of this city, and Ernest of Bon Ami, Louisiana, and one daughter, Mrs. John Duvall of Lexington avenue, this city.
Also Mrs. Ecton has two brothers living, L. T. Flynn and Frank Flynn, one sister, Mrs. Edward Sutherland.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the family residence on Lexington avenue, by the Rev. J. W. Porter, of Lexington. Burial in Winchester Cemetery.
Those who will act as pall bearers are Roy Flynn, Taylor Flynn, Charles Haggard, Lelant T. Bush, William Ecton and Richard Sutherland.
Winchester Sun on November 21, 1941, page one.
Sidney F. Ecton
Mrs. Ecton Succumbs After Long Illness; Funeral Set Saturday
Mrs. Sidney F. Ecton, widow of Joe F. Ecton, died Friday morning at 12:55 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Younger Osborne, 133 South Burns avenue, after a lingering illness. She had been an invalid for the past 11 years.
A native of Fayette county, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Sarah Dudley Ferguson, and was a member of the First Christian church here. She was educated at the Christian church school at Midway. She had resided in Winchester most of her life.
Besides Mrs. Osbourne, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary F. Taylor, Paris, and Mrs. Sadie Redmon, Paris; two nephews, Matt H. Bedford, Paris, and Clifton C. Ferguson, Minneapolis, Miss., and a niece, Mrs. John A. Bower, Fort Thomas.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the grave in the Winchester cemetery by Dr. A. W. Fortune, pastor of the Central Christian church, Lexington, assisted by Dr. Will B. Campbell, pastor of the First Methodist church.
pallbearers will be Charles Perry, Harold Poole, Marvin Whitmer, N. B. McRee, John Brinson and Roy Dorsey; honorary, elders and deacons of the First Christian church.
Winchester Sun on Monday, January 9, 1956,on page one.
Walter Ecton, 82, Dies At Hospital
Walter (Horse) Ecton, 82, died 2:30 a.m. today at the Clark County Hospital where he had been a patient for six years.
Mr. Ecton was born in Clark County and was a son of the late James S. and Rebecca Flynn Ecton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Ecton owned a farm on the Ecton Road where he had spent his entire life.
Survivors include several cousins in Clark County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Edgington Funeral Home by the Rev. A. Dalton Leath, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Shelton, W. W. Wiseman, Russell Wills, Havery T. Lisle, Oscar L. Ecton, Joe Rose and H. B. Wiseman.
The body is at the funeral home.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Monday, March
1, 1943, page one.
Winchester Sun on February 13, 1995 on page A2.
Clydella Ramsey Flynn, 73, of 316 S. Main St., wife of Maurice D. Flynn, died Sunday at the Clark Regional Medical Center.
A native of Winchester, she was the daughter of the late Clyde E. and Florence Gilkison Ramsey. A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan and the University of Kentucky, she was a retired teacher and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, Robert D. Flynn, Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. John C. ( Mary Beth) Hendricks, Clark County; four grandsons, John F. and Ramsey Flynn and John Maurice and Ramsey Hendricks; a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church by the Rev. Joe Saulino. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Henry Ramsey, George E. Ramsey, William R. Hayhurst, Lee P. Taylor, Thadd P. Taylor and James B. Allen, Jr.; honorary, L.C. Mastin, Clyde Heflin, William E. Dunbar, Jimmy Gonyer, Howard G. Lisle, Robert Berryman, Randy Hatton, Robert L. Rose, Emmett Moore, G.E. Black, Willard Martin, C.T. Forkner, Arnold Juett, Dr. James Pennington, Dr. Ernie Loy, Emmett Menifee, Ed Swift, Ewart Johnson and Ted Godlaski.
Friends may call 5-9 p.m. today at the Edgington Funeral Home where the Rosary will be said at 6 p.m.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 745 W. Main Street, Suite 150,Louisville 40202, or a favorite charity.
Winchester Sun on Monday, September 8, 1924 on page one.
J. Frank Flynn
PROMINENT MAN DIES SATURDAY
Well Known Farmer Succumbs At home on the Boonesboro Pike--Death a Sudden Blow
J. Frank Flynn, 71 years of age, died suddenly Satuday at 1:30 at his home on the Boonesboro pike. Mr. Flynn has been sick for some time, but his death came as a sudden blow. He was a member of the Forest Grove Church, and was a prominent farmer. He is survived by one brother, Ben Flynn, of Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Ed Southerland, of Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Ecton, Winchester, and four sons, Sam Flynn, Oklahoma City, Okla., Taylor Flynn, Lexington, Roy Flynn, Clark county, and Porter Flynn, of Clark county.
The services will be held at the grave, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Rev. T.C. Ecton, of Lexington. He will be buried in the Winchester cemetery. Active pall bearers; Charlie Lisle, Alex Couchman, Sam P. Hodgkin, Howard Hodgkin, Wallace Potts and George Fox. Honarary pall bearers: Levi Goff, R.S. Scobee, J.W. Hollar, Henry Bush, B.C. Fox, J.B. Carroll, Ealer Dykes and Speed Stevenson.
SUCCUMBS AFTER A LONG ILLNESS
Mrs. Frank Flynn Dies at Her Home Near Winchester at an Early Hour Monday Morning
After a serious illness of several weeks following a long siege of ill health, Mrs. Evelyn Flynn, wife of Mr. Frank Flynn, died at her home five miles from Winchester, on the Boonesboro pike, Monday morning about two o'clock. For several weeks Mrs. Flynn's condition has been such as to be a source of great alarm to the members of her family, relatives and friends and little hopes have been entertained during the past few days for her recovery.
Mrs. Flynn, who was aged 53 years, was a native of Clark county, and was born Oct. 9, 1862. She was teh daughter of Isaac and Patsy Rupard, the former a native of Clark county while, her mother was from Madison county. Her marriage to Mr. Flynn occurred in her early twenties, and to this union was born three sons, Messrs. Taylor Flynn, assistant postmaster of this city, and Roy and Porter Flynn, both of Clark county, who with her husband and three step-children--Mrs. Martha Lou Ecton, of Winchester, and Sam and Hardy Flynn, who reside in the West, survives.
Funeral services will be held at the Central Baptist church Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. T. C. Ecton, of Lexington, and the burial will take place in the Winchester cemetery. The pall-bearers will be Andy Dyke, Walter Hampton, Jesse Hodgkin, R. D. Hunter, Ed. Fox and June Hunter.
Winchester Sun on Thursday, June 5, 1924, page one.
L.T. FLYNN IS CALLED BY DEATH
One Of Clark County's Most Prominent Farmers Succumbs To Illness Of Several Years
Mr. L. T. Flynn, prominent Clark County farmer, died at his home on Boone avenue Thursday afternoon after a lingering illness of several years.
A stroke of paralysis suffered several years ago caused an illness from which he never recovered. Mr. Flynn was one of the county's most esteemed citizens and his death marks the passing of an estimable character.
He is survived by his wife and one son, Lewis Flynn of Winchester.
Funeral arrangements have not been made.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Wednesday,
August 19, 1970, page 12.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Tuesday,
August 20, 2002, page A2.
Winchester Democrat on Friday, June 30, 1899, page 3.
Death of Mrs. Flynn
Mrs. Martha Flynn died quite suddenly of heart disease Wednesday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. James Ecton. She was sitting at the dinner table in her usual health when suddenly she gasped, fell back in her chair and was dead in a few moments.
The funeral will be preached this afternoon at two o'clock at the residence of Mr. James Ecton by Revs. Richard French and B. B. Bailey and the remains will be buried in the Winchester cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late John P. Wills, and the widow of Dudley Flynn, who died a number of years ago. One brother, Squire Ben E. Wills, and one sister, Mrs. Chas. Ecton, survive her; also the following children, Mrs. James Ecton, Mrs. Richard Ware, Mrs. James R. Strode, Mrs. E. G. Sutherland, Messrs. Frank Flynn, Lewis T. Flynn and Ben Flynn. The latter lives in Missouri. She was a woman of great force of character and had many friends. She was seventy-one years of age, and had been for many years a member of the Baptist Church and a consistent Christian.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Monday, July
9, 1973, page 6.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Monday, March
23, 1953, page one.
This obituary was in the Winchester Sun on Thursday, May
8, 1930, page one.
Winchester Sun on Friday, September 10, 1948 on page one.
Clay F. Haggard
Clay F. Haggard Dies in County
Clay F. Haggard, 79, Clark county farmer, died at 7 p.m. Thursday at his home on the Colby road following an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Haggard was born in Clark county and was a son of the late James H. and Mary E. Hunt Haggard, members of pioneer Kentucky families. He was a member of the First Baptist church where he had served as a deacon for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Strode Haggard; a daughter, Mrs. French W. Rickard, and a son, Nelson Strode Haggard, all of Clark county.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the residence by the Rev. Dalton Leath, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in the Winchester cemetery.
Deacons of the First Baptist church will serve as active and honorary pallbearers.
The body was moved today from the Edgington funeral home to the residence.
Winchester Sun on Thursday, June 11, 1959 on page one.
Death Claims Nelson Haggard; Services Friday
Nelson Strode Haggard, 61, Clark County farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home on the Colby Road.
Mr. Haggard was a native of Clark County and was a member of a pioneer family of this county. He was a son of the late Clay and Anna Strode Haggard and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. French Rickard, Clark County.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Edgington Funeral Home by the Rev. A. Dalton Leath, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William Means, Roland Faust, H. B. Hodgkin, John Codell, R. C. Strader and William O. Brooks.
The body is at the funeral home.
Winchester Sun on Sunday, November 27, 1987, page 12.
Graham F. " Connie" Johns, Jr., 70, of 306 S. Maple St., died at 4 a.m. Thursday at the Clark County Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Johns was a son of the late Graham F. Johns, Sr. and Nancy Bell Ecton Johns and a retired employee of Johns Coal & Sand Co. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Winchester Optimist Club. Johns was chosen for his athletic accomplishments as a multi-sport athlete in the mid 1930s.
Survivors include a son, Graham F. Johns III, Winchester; a granddaughter, Meredith Anne Johns, Winchester; a sister, Madge Johns Douglas, Lexington; two nephews and a niece.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Edgington Funeral Home by Dr. Terry Elkins. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be William S. Duty, Mack Hunter, W.O. Davis, Howard Veach, Bill Buckner and Jim Tegge: honorary, Mary Dean Buckner, Dr. Edward O. Guerrant, Dr. Bennett Asher, Lindsey R. Douglas III, Lindsey Douglas, Gay Woosley, R. Michael Grant, Willis Mullins, Taylor Johns Douglas, jack Hodgkin, Craig Bridgewater, George Ballard and Homer Fanning.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today.
Winchester Sun on February 28, 1980, page 16.
Mrs. Nancy Bell Ecton Johns, of 306 S. Maple St., widow of Graham F. Johns, Sr., died at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Clark County Hospital after a short illness.
She was a native of Clark County, a daughter of the late Henry Taylor and Florence Combs Ecton, and a retired Clark County school teacher and sand and coal broker. She was a member of Hart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the First Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Graham F. Johns, Jr., Winchester; a daughter, Mrs. Madge Johns Douglas, Lexington; four grandchildren, Dr. Lindsey R. Douglas III, Lexington; Dr. Taylor Johns Douglas, Auburn, Ala.; Miss Nancy Graham Douglas, Lexington, and Graham Francis Johns III, Winchester, and a brother, Glenmore Ecton, Winchester.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Scobee Funeral Home by Dr. Joe Aspley, Jr. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Grandsons and Mack Hunter, W. S. Duty, John Flynn, Paul Richardson and Dr. E.O. Gurrant will be pallbearers.
There will be no visitation
Winchester Sun on Tuesday, March 31, 1959 on page one.
Mrs. Rickie Lee Proctor
Short Illness Proves Fatal To Mrs. Proctor
Mrs. Richie Lee Proctor, 55, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Guerrant Clinic after a short illness.
Mrs. Proctor was born in Clark County, a daughter of the late Leeland Taylor and Mattie E. Ware Bush.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Proctor resided on Moundale Avenue with her sister, Mrs. Rachel Ware Bush. Together they operated a large farming tract in Clark County.
Her only survivor is her sister.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester Cemetery by the Rev. A. Dalton Leath, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will bew R. D. Taylor, E. E. Freeman, E. B. Dooley, E. W. Jouett, J. Smith Hays, Jr., J. W. Hodgkin, Willis Van Meter and William Taylor (Columbus, Miss.).
The family requests that no flowers be sent.
The body is at the Edgington Funeral Home.
Winchester Sun on Sunday, May first, 1972, page 14.
Thomas M. Proctor, 77, of 310 S. Main St., a retired farmer, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Hospital after a long illness.
A native of Clark County, he was a son of the late George M. and Frances Jane Brown Proctor, and was a member of the First Christian Church, the Kentucky Historical Society and was a Mason.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs, Lynn Russell Proctor; a brother, George M. Proctor, and a niece, Mrs. Carl Norton, all of Winchester.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Edgington Funeral Home by Dr. Edward Mesta. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers were George, Thomas and Carl Coleman Norton, Joe Brown McCord, M. A. Rowady and Maurice Flynn.
The Gateway Sentinel on July 17, 1901, page 1, a newspaper printed in Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky.
Caroline Early Redmon
Death of Mrs. C. T. Redmon
Mrs. Caroline Early Redmon, wife of Charles T. Redmon, died at the home of her only child, Mrs. Dr. Venable, in this city, at 6 o'clock Sunday evening. She was a native of Cincinnati, where two brothers live. One sister lives in Lexington.
A more noble Christian woman never lived. Her face was an index to her character, and love and kindness was shown in every feature. To her husband in his grief we give the best sympathy that we can. We know that we cannot appreciate his loss. If we could we would lessen the sorrow of the only child, Mrs. Venable; but what we say will have little effect on their sorrowing hearts.
Winchester Sun on Saturday, October 31, 1931, on page one.
Charles T. Redmon
END COMES TO CHAS. T. REDMON
One of Clark's Oldest Citizens Passes Away at Home of his Daughter, Mrs. Frankie A. Venable.
Charles T. Redmon, one of Clark County's oldest and respected citizens passed away this Saturday morning Oct. 31, from infirmities of old age, at 8 a.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frankie A. Venable on South Maple street.
Mr. Redmon was born in Clark County about three miles from Winchester on the Mt. Sterling road on May 6, 1839 having spent his entire life in this community.
Mr. Redmon was twice married, his first wife being Miss Caroline Early, of Cincinnati, Ohio, the second, Miss Fannie Sullivan, of Covington, Ky.
Immediate relatives surviving are, one daughter, Mrs. Frankie A. Venable, a grandson, Charles S. Venable and a great-grandson, John Oliver Venable. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews in Clark, Bourbon and Fayette counties.
Funeral services will be held at the Venable home, 457 South Maple street on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with burial in Winchester cemetery. Pall-bearers will be: Jesse Hodgkin, Levi Goff, David Watts, J.J. Fishback, J.F. Winn, W. Gardner Redmon, Frank J. Ogden and R. S. Scobee.
Winchester Sun on Monday, January 4, 1926 on page one.
Fannie Sullivan Redmon
MRS. REDMON IS DEATH'S VICTIM
Wife of Charles Redmon Passes Away At Home On Alabama Street Monday Morning
Mrs. Fannie Sullivan Redmon, 62, wife of Charles Redmon, died at her home, 138 Alabama street, at 3:30 o'clock, Monday morning, following a short illness.
She was born and reared in Covington, Ky., but has been residing here for many years. She had been married for twenty-three years.
The deceased is survived by her husband, and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Cospenter, Yucaipa, California, and Mrs. Rees, of Fayette county.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Venable residence, 457 South Maple street, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Gillion.
Pall-bearers will be Leon Goff, David Watts, C. B. Stewart, W.J. Dickey, W. Gardner Redamn, and M. H. Gardner.
Winchester Sun on February 24, 1963, page one.
Lutie Belle Scott
Miss Lutie Scott Taken By Death
Miss Lutie Belle Scott, 93, died at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ketchum Rest Home here following a long illness.
A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Martha Ecton Scott. She was a saleslady for Vic Bloomfield and Sons for many years. She resided at 220 S. Burns Ave. and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by a brother, Roy Scott, Crestwood, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Scobee Funeral Home by the Rev. A. Dalton Leath. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harvey Franklin, Raymond Howerton, William R. Sphar, Jr., R. Russell Grant, Vic Bloomfield, Clarence Bloomfield, Henley M. McCready, Ed Wilson, Ray Elkin, Arthur Adams and Leroy Stevenson.
Winchester Sun on Friday, October 29, 1915 on page one.
Mrs. J.R. Strode
MRS. J. R. STRODE DIES SUDDENLY
Mother of Mrs. Clay Haggard Is Victim of Paralysis
Mrs. J. R. Strode, of the Colbyville pike, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clay Haggard Friday morning. Mrs. Strode has been ill for several years of paralysis and since January has been confined to her bed, but her death was very unexpected. She has been cheerful all along and Friday morning ate a hearty breakfast. When the end came Mrs. Haggard had gone to the station to take some visitors to the early train and only one or two members of the family were in the house at the time.
Mrs. Strode was born and reared in this county. Before her marriage she was Miss Flynn, a sister of Mr. L.T. Flynn, Frank and Ben Flynn, of the county. Besides the brothers she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clay Haggard and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Sutherland and Mrs. Rebecca Ecton.
The funeral services will be conducted at Mr. Haggard's residence on the Colbyville pike Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. C.C. Carroll, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. W. S. Taylor. Burial in the Winchester Cemetery.
The following will act as pallbearers, Active: Messrs. Taylor Strode, Lewis Flynn, Nelson Strode Haggard, Richard Sutherland, Walter Strode and Walter Ecton. Honorary: Messrs. Gay Strode, J.M. Hisle, Clayton Strode, Lee Bush, Joe Brown, Jr. and Howard Hodgkin.
This obituary was in the Winchester Democrat on Tuesday,
May 17, 1910, page one.
Winchester Sun on Tuesday, January 2nd, 1968, page one.
Former Resident Taken By Death
Charles Strother, Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Winchester, died Monday at the Veterans Hospital, Lexington.
Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary R. Strother; one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Strother and two sons, Frank B. and Charles Stother, all of Cincinnati.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Winchester Cemetery by the Rev. Allen Garner.
The body will be brought to Edgington Funeral Home.
Winchester Sun on Tuesday, October 15, 1985 on page 18.
Charles Sanford Venable, 96, died early today following a short illness at his home where he had resided since Sept. 5, 1905.
A native of Clark County, he was born Dec. 9, 1888, and was a son of the late Dr. Oliver Richard and Frankie Redmon Venable. He was graduated from Winchester High School and Kentucky Wesleyan College with A.B. and M.A. degrees and did graduate work in chemistry at the University of Kentucky in 1912. He taught mathematics and science from 1913 to 1917 at Clark County High School and was the school's first basketball coach.
He was elected head of the mathematics department at Kentucky Wesleyan College following the retirement of Prof. W. H. Garnett and held that position until 1921 at which time he retired from teaching and became a farmer in Clark and Bourbon Counties.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Spencer Bible Class and the oldest alumnus of Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Fishback Venable, whom he married June 6, 1917; a son, John Oliver Venable; a daughter, Jane Venable Brown, and a granddaughter, Martha Huntington Venable, all of Clark County.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Edgington Funeral Home by the Rev. Al Gwinn. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bruce Reffett, James H. Quisenberry, William H. Hodgkin, Jack W. Buchanan, Maurice D. Sipple, Robert M. Brewer, William S. Duty and Dr. E.O. Guerrant: honorary, Charles Hendricks, Sam Clay, William R. Sphar, Dr. R. E. Strode, Dykes Oliver, French Rickard, Steven Spears and Julius G. Clark.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call 5-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may take the form of donations to the First United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.
Winchester Sun on Tuesday, September 2, 1941 on page one.
Mrs. Frankie A. Venable
Life Closes for Mrs. Venable, 77; Service Wednesday
Mrs. Frankie A. Venable, 77, widow of the late Dr. O.R. Venable, died at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at her home, 457 South Maple street, after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Venable, a member of a widely known family, was a daughter of the late Charles T. and Caroline Early Redmon of Clark county.
She was a member of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Charles S. Venable, and two grandchildren, John Oliver and Miss Jane Woodford Venable.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at the residence by Dr. Will B. Campbell, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be in the Winchester cemetery.
Casketbearers will be Charles T. Pinnell, W.E. Strode, J.H. Quisenberry, W.H. Brock, C.B. George, H.H. Franklin, T.N. Williams and Dr. E.R. Cole.
Winchester Sun on Monday July 27, 1987 on page 16.
Martha Fishback Venable
Mrs. Martha Fishback Venable, 97, of Winchester, widow of Charles S. Venable, died at 10 a.m. today at her home after a long illness.
A native and life-long resident of Clark County, she was a daughter of the late John Jesse and Nancy Madison Woodford Fishback. She was a member of Mt. Zion Christian Church and of the Christian Women's Fellowship of the church, and was also a member of the CWF of the First Christian Church. She served as pianist of Mt. Zion Christian Church for 72 years and also was treasurer of the church for many years.
Survivors include a son, John Oliver Venable, Clark County; a daughter, Mrs. T.J. (Jane Venable) Brown, Clark County, and a granddaughter, Martha Huntington Venable, Clark County.
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Edgington Funeral Home by Dr. Edward Mesta. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Winchester Sun on Friday, December 3, 1920 on page one.
Dr. O.R. Venable
DR. VENABLE PASSES AWAY
Prominent Physician Succumbs to Pneumonia, After Only a Short Illness at His Home in This City
Dr. O. R. Venable, prominent physician died at 10 o'clock Friday morning of pneumonia. He was born at Cassville, Bartown County, Georgia, Dec. %, 1859, and spent his early life in his home county. He graduated from Delonga Military school, Georgia when very young. Later he attended the Medical Department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, from which he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine in the year 1885, having taken the entire special course in the treatment of eye, ear, nose and throat diseases.
Upon graduation, Dr. Venable came directly to Winchester where he formed a partnership with Dr. M.S. Browne. Later, the partnership was joined by Dr. J. W. Ishmanel.
In 1889, Dr. Venable withdrew from the firm, establishing his office at the Main street location where he has practices hi s profession since that time.
Dr. Venable was a man of great sobriety and noble Christian character. In addition to his success in his profession, he was a man of great business ability and in late years has given a good deal of attention to farming. Aside from professional consultation, his advice and counsel were sought in many other lines of business. Besides his wife, who was before marriage, Miss Frankie Redmon, he leaves one son, Professor Charles S. Venable, head of the Department
of Mathmatics at Kentucky Wesleyan College, three sisters, Mrs. John A. Shaw of LaFayette, Georgia; Mrs. W.J. Shattuck of LaFayette, Georgia and Mrs. C.F. Linn of Vero, Florida and one brother, C. E. Venable of Rome, Georgia.
The funeral will be held at the late residence, No. 457 South Maple Street on Sunday, Dec. 5th at 2 p.m. Burial in the Winchester Cemetery. The pall bearers will be Dr. Ernest Cole, Dr. J.H. Browne, Dr. B.F. Johnson, Dr. E.P. Guerrani, Dr. John A. Snowden and Dr. Richard Allen.
The honorary pall bearers will be N.H. Witherspoon, John J. Fishback, Pres. W. B. Campbell, R. P. Taylor, Charles T. Pinnell, George Tomlinson, Richard N. Ratliff, J. M. Hodgkin, Rev. George O'Bryan, W.T. Poynter, Joe R. Nunnelly, E.F. Cantler, J.W. Hollar and M. H. Gardner.
Winchester Sun on Saturday, September 25, 1915, page one.
SQUIRE WILLS TO BE BURIED SUNDAY
Funeral Services Will Be Held at His Late Home and Burial in Winchester Cemetery
Funeral services over the remains of Squire Ben T. Wills will be held at his late residence at the corner of Lexington and Burns Avenues Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. T. Brown. The burial will take place in the Winchester Cemetery. The pallbearers will be : Judge J. M. Stevenson, S. T. Davis and members of the Clark County Fiscal Court.
Active pallbearers: J. Scott Renick, Col. T. Q. Stewart, W. H. Garner, R. S. Mauklin, Levi Goff, Dan Jackson, T. C. Henry and Shirley Hadden.
Winchester Sun on September 11, 1913, page one.
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