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Mrs. Betty Carroll

Mrs. Betty Carroll, 76, died yesterday morning at her home on High street. The burial will take place in the Danville cemetery tomorrow. Mrs. Carroll is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Nannie Sanford, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Josephine Havenstract, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Eliza Roberts, of Canada, Mrs. Rose Wilkins, of Versailles and one son, R. L. Maynard, of Cincinnati.

 Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Ky
Bettie Carroll, 10 Jul 1932

Dorothy Ann Holland

Dorothy Ann Holland, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Holland, died yesterday afternoon at the Woodford hospital, after an illness of several days. Dorothy was born March 28, 1930.

Wading In Pond Costs Lives Of Four Girls

Covington, Ky., June 6--Wading in a pond near Florence Ky., cost the lives of four young girls. The victims were Louise Ware, 12; her sister, Nellie, 14; Susie Carpenter, 16, and the latter's sister, Libbie, 13. Officers believe two of the girls stepped into deep water near the edge of the pond Wednesday and the other two were pulled under in attempting to rescue them. Eight-year old Harry Ware, Jr., who saw the girls disappear under the water, ran to tell his father. The Florence fire department drained the pond to recover the bodies.

Mrs. Charles Ritchie Is Claimed By Death

Mrs. Willie Mae Ritchie, 31, Viley road, died at the St. Joseph hospital at 12:30 o'clock this morning after an illness of several days. She was the daughter of Ella Maupin and Frank Lathrem and was born and reared in Woodford county. She had been connected with the beauty shop at the J. D. Purcell Company for several years. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist church and of the Daughters of America.

Mrs. Ritchie is survived by her husband, Charles Ritchie; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lathrem, Fayette county; five sisters, Mrs. Mathew Adams, Woodford county; Mrs. Ancel White, Mercer county; Mrs. Frank White, Fayette county; Mrs. Robert Collins, Nicholasville, and Mrs. Ellis Mann, Versailles; three brothers, Luther Lathrem, Muncie, Ind., Carl Lathrem, Woodford county, and Franklin Lathrem, Jr., Fayette county.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence on the Viley road, the Rev. J. B. Dailey, pastor of the Fort Spring Baptist church, officiating. Pallbearers will be Mathew Adams, Frank White, James Ritchie, George Ritchie, John Ritchie and Robert Ritchie. Interment will be in the family lot in the Lexington cemetery. The Daughters of America will have charge of the services at the grave.

 Lexington Cemetery, Fayette County, Ky

Mrs. Elizabeth Woollums

Versailles-(Special)--The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Fightmaster Woollums, 75, wife of Samuel Woollums, farmer, who died following a stroke, will be conducted by Rev. A. G. Stone of the Methodist Church, at the residence on the Military Road Thursday at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Versailles Cemetery. Mrs. Woollums's survivors are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Lyons, Cincinnati; Mrs. Edward Braden, Scott County; Mrs. Jasper Tate and Mrs. W. L. Tate, Woodford County; five sons, James, Howard, Omar, Jewell and Harry Woollums, this county; 41 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marion Fightmaster, Georgetown; John and Frank Fightmaster, Harrison County.

Mrs. Woollums died October 11, 1938

Combs Held To Jury In Perry Slaying

Hazard, Ky., Oct 17--John Buck Combs, 58, Little Leatherwood farmer charged with the fatal shooting of W. H. Johnson, his son-in-law, waived examining trial today and was held by County Judge Billie Baker pending grand jury action. He was returned to jail in default of $5,000 bond. Mrs. Mollie Johnson, Victoria Combs and Floyd Combs, commonwealth's witnesses, were put under bond of $200 each to appear before the grand jury Nov. 25.

Mrs. Dolly Henderson

Mrs. Dolly Henderson, 45, of 212 West Vine street, died early today at St. Joseph's hospital after an illness of several weeks. Her survivors include her husband, Willie Henderson; her father, Ben Atwood, Lexington; four sons, Walter, Johnson, Woodrow, and John Henderson, all of Lexington, one daughter, Mrs. Othis Carol, Lexington; two brothers, B. Atwood, Versailles and John Atwood, Casey county, and three sisters, Mrs. Melzina Smith, Bradsville; Mrs. Ed Carter, Indianapolis and Mrs. Becky Carter, Casey county.

The body was taken to Kerr Brothers funeral home on East Main street, where services will be held at 10 O'clock, Friday morning, the Rev. W. W. Cook, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist church, officiating. Burial in Versailles cemetery.

Mrs. Henderson died October 19, 1938

Slayer of Wife Died In Prison

A life term at the state reformatory at La Grange was ended in 18 days when death came early Friday to the Rev. Miller O. Johnson, 49 year-old itinerant preacher who twice was convicted in Fayette Circuit Court for the murder of his estranged wife. After having dropped a second appeal to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Johnson was taken from the Fayette county jail to La Grange Jan. 22.

The evangelist had suffered from pernicious anemia, heart disease and dropsy. He was so seriously ill at one time after his first trial in 1937 he was removed to the Good Samaritan hospital and his death was expected almost momentarily. He recovered sufficiently however, to be taken to the death row at Eddyville. There he spent nine months before the appellate court held that he was due a new trial because the first hearing had been held too soon after the night of Oct. 13, 1937, upon which Mrs. Johnson and William (Buster) Rue, fiance of the Johnsons' daughter, were slain.

The commonwealth again elected to try him for the murder of his wife and to hold the second charge in abeyance. At the second trial last April; he was found guilty, but this time the sentence was life imprisonment instead of death in the electric chair. Still unsatisfied with the verdict, Johnson again took the case to the Court of Appeals, but month announced that he had decided to drop the appeal.

During the time he spent at the Fayette county jail he was considered a model prisoner, and he often conducted religious service among the prisoners both at the jail and at Eddyville. Since his removal to La Grange he had been a patient in the institution's hospital. Superintendent James Hammond said today his body had been claimed by relatives and that it would be taken to Lancaster, the minister's former home for funeral services and burial.

Mrs, Beulah A Franks