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
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,
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.