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Pendleton County Obituaries

Contributed By: Wendy Plunkett

Obituaries are posted with the permission of Debbie Dennie, Editor of the "Falmouth Outlook"

Falmouth Outlook   Friday February 28, 1941   Vol. XXXIV   No.  43 Page 1 Col. 4

Mrs. Frank M. Browning
Mrs. Anna Mary Parker Browning aged 71 years, beloved wife of Frank M. Browning, died at her home on North Montjoy St. in this city Monday afternoon, Feb 24, 1941 at 4 o'clock.  She suffered a heart attack about two weeks ago and this was followed by a paralytic stroke which caused her passing.
She was the daughter of the late Orville D. and Sarah Alizabeth Masoner Parker, and was born near Mt. Vernon, this county on April 26, 1869.  She united with the Old Mt. Vernon Church near McKinneysburg when a young girl and remained a steadfast member of this denomination until her passing.  For the past 35 years she has been a member of the Falmouth Methodist Church.
She was united in marriage to Frank M. Browning of this county on Oct. 22, 1891.  Besides her husband she is sruvived by three sons and one daughter, Wilson N Browning of Dayton, OH, Joe Browning of Falmouth , Frank G. Browning of Covington and Mrs Elizabeth Dunkle of London, OH, and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. E. E. Wright and Mrs. J. W. Wright, both of Falmouth.
Mrs. Browning was a cultured, gentle, Christian woman and her passing is a distinct shock to her immediate family and many relatives and friends.  She was a splendid wife, loving mother and mos charitable neighbor and friend.  She spent 40 years of her live in Falmouth and took an active part in church work and in her quiet unassuming manner did much charitable work.  She was s home-loving woman and found her greatest pleasure working and sacrificing for her family.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Falmouth Methodist Church, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. G. E. Graden, assisted by the Rev. S. L. Moore.  Burial took place in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.  Funeral directors Thomas and Fossett were in charge of arrangements.

From St. Petersburg Times, Monday, October 16, 2007
HALL, Betty Jane
82, of Clearwater, passed away Friday, Oct. 12. She was born in Falmouth,  KY and is a member of the First Church of Nazarene, Clearwater. She was preceded  in death by her husband, Rev. Carl N. Hall, Sr., former pastor of the First  church of Nazarene. She is survived by a son, Carl N. Hall, Jr. and wife, 
Dianne, Atlanta: a daughter, Alice Marie Hall, Palm Harbor, 2 brothers, David 
Beard and Vannie Beard, Jr., both of Kentucky: 2 grandchildren, Brook Mirabal  and husband, Chet, Atlanta, Brett Hall and wife, Cory, Dahlonega, GA: and a  great granddaughter, Keaton Mirabal, Atlanta. The family will receive friends  Monday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be Tuesday at 1  pm at the First Church of the Nazarene. Memorial donations may be made to the  Hospice of the Florida Suncoast.

Hamilton (OH) Journal-News 10/17/07

Betty R. Brown Williams, age 76 of Hamilton, OH passed away at Ft. Hamilton Hospital on October 15, 2007. She was born in Pendleton County, KY on June 8, 1931 the daughter of Frank and Freda (Humphery) Brown. Betty was a homemaker and member of the Isaac Walton League who enjoyed knitting and canning. On December 24, 1950 in Boyd, KY she married James W. Williams. She is survived by her husband, Jay Williams; a son, James (Nancy) Williams; and a grandson, Christopher Williams, all of Hamilton. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be held at the Brown-Dawson Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on October 19, 2007 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Jacob Flannery officiating. Burial will follow in Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on October 18, 2007 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Betty's family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Thomas Sargero and the 5th Floor staff of Ft. Hamilton Hospital for their care and concern. www.browndawson.com

"Falmouth Outlook" - 1935 (from clipping) 
  William P. Cummins aged 62 years, one of Pendleton county's best known and highly esteemed citizens, passed on at his home near Bethel on Wednesday, Mar 27, 1935. He had been in delicate health during the winter but had never been bedfast. He was out that morning trimming fruit trees and was seized by an attack and returned to the house, where he passed away suddenly.
   Mr. Cummins was a son of the late Theodore and Helen Adams Cummins and was born in Pendleton county on Mar 2, 1873. He united with the Bethel Methodist Church in 1886 under the ministry of Rev. Shaw. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Julia Plunkett on Feb 22, 1899, and to this union eight children were born. Besides his widow he is survived by three children, Miss Lillian Cummins of Cincinnati, Mrs. Charles Chapman of Covington and Clarence Cummins of this county. He is also survived by one stepson, Benjamin Plunkett of Rosedale. He is also survived by one brother and four sisters, E. E. Cummins and Mrs. C.C. Purdy of Bethel, Mrs. Charles Smith of Cincinnati, Mrs. L. M. Stephens of Covington and Mrs. Thomas Walsh of Indianapolis, Ind., and five grandchildren.
   Mr. Cummins was one of Pendleton county's most industrious and frugal citizens, a splendid husband and indulgent and loving father. He was a most charitable neighbor and was held in the highest esteem by friends in all sections of the county. He was an expert tobacco grower and took great pride in producing quality tobacco. Everything he did he did well, and his loss is a decided shock to his faithful wife, children, brother and sisters. He was one of the best friends the Outlook had and we also feel the loss of this splendid citizen.
   The funeral was held at the Mt. Moriah Church on Friday morning, conducted by the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in the family lot in the Bethel cemetery. Funeral director J. M. Mason was in charge of the arrangements.
   The large number of friends who assembled to pay a last sad tribute of respect and teh beautiful floral offerings were evidences of the high esteem in which Mr. Cummins was held by neighbors and friends.
   The casket bearers were John Ruber, Henry Ruber, W. N. Dahms, John Chapman, R. Bobb and Leslie Sargent. The flower bearers were Dorothy Cummins, Roma Chapman, Viola Sargent, Gloria Finnell, Garnett Plunkett and Ruby LaFollette.

"Falmouth Outlook" - Pendleton co. Ky Newspaper - dated: 25 Feb 1938

   Mrs. Julia Ann Cummins, aged 69 years, widow of William P. Cummins, died at her home at Bethel on Saturday night, Feb. 19, 1938, following an extended illness.
   Mrs. Cummins was a daughter of the late John J. and Mary Robertson* Plunkett and was born in this county Jan 26, 1869. She united with Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church early in life, but about 35 years ago she affiliated with the Mt. Moriah Christian Church. She was united in marriage to William P. Cummins of this county on Feb. 22, 1898, and to this union eight children were born. She is survived by four children, Ben Plunkett, Mrs. Charles Chapman, Lillian Cummins and Clarence Cummins, at home. She is also survived by one sister and two brothers, Mrs. Nina Sanders of Covington, Leslie Plunkett of Latonia and Saldon Plunkett of Ludlow.
    Mrs. Cummins was twice married. Her first husband, Benjamin G. Plunkett, to whom she was married Nov 7, 1889. Three Children were born to this union.
    Mrs. Cummins spent her entire life in this county and was loved and admired by many friends and neighbors. She was a splendid Christian woman, faithful wife and a kind and affectionate mother.
    The funeral services were held at the Mt. Moriah Christian Church on Tuesday, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. W. M. Lenox. Burial took place in the Bethel Cemetery by the side of her husband. Funeral director J. M. Mason was in charge of the arrangements.
    The casket bearers were Mrs. Flora Zoller, Mrs. Leonard Blackburn, Mrs. Harry Caldwell, Mrs. Eva Gillispie, Mrs. Emert Abercrombie, Mrs. Sarah Owens, Mrs. Everett Lovelace and Miss Shirley Brownfield.
   The flower bearers were Roma Chapman, Gloria Finnell, Dorothy Cummins, Viola Sargent, Wilma Purdy, Betty Jean Cummins and Miss Gay Brown.

(* Mary Robertson - should be Mary Robinson)

Unknown Newspapers - 1935

Clarence E. Oliver
 Funeral services for Clarence E. Oliver, Decoursey pike, Decoursey, Ky., will be held at the Latonia Christian Church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Oliver was 31.
  He died Tuesday at his home. Mr. Oliver was a driver for the Burke Oil Co. Cincinnati. Mr. Oliver was the son of the late William H. Oliver.
  He leaves his mother, Mrs. Lida Oliver; two brothers, Morton Oliver, Indianapolis, Ind. and John Oliver, Covington, and two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Fogel, and Mrs. Lillie Plunkett, both of Decoursey.
   The John J. Radel Co., Newport, has charge of the funeral.

2)  Oliver - Clarence E. , better known as "Fat" Oliver, beloved son of Lida Oliver (nee Barton) and the late William H. Oliver, Tuesday, August 6, 1935, at his residence, Decoursey-pike, Decoursey, Ky., aged 31 years. Funeral Thursday, August 8; from late residence at 1:30 p.m.  Services at Latonia Christian Church at 2 p.m. Interment Independence, Ky.