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Death Summons Brother, Sister

Two members of the same family, a brother and a sister, died Tuesday night, within half an hour; Chriss Wafford, 733 west High street, the brother, died at 11 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospital after an illness of two weeks.

The sister, Mrs. Ada Mae Taylor, 729 west High street, died at her residence at 11:30 o'clock after a long illness. Mr. Wafford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Wafford; four daughters, Helen Wainscott, Elizabeth Wiley, and Maggie Wafford, and Mrs. B. Lowery, all of Lexington, and a son, Jaimes Wafford, also of Lexington.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by two sons, Ernest Taylor, Fayette county, and Theodore Taylor, Lexington; three daughters, Katherine Taylor, Louisville, and Marie and Loretta Taylor, Lexington. Both are survived by their mother, Mrs. Rodie Wafford, Lexington; four brothers, J. W. Wafford, Lexington; L. C. Wafford, Versailles, B. H. Wafford, Fayette county, and Joe Wafford, Winchester; and five sisters, Mrs. Joe Mills, Spencer county; Mrs. Will Cumber, Louisville, and Mrs. Will Courtney, Mrs. R. B. Combs and Mrs. Alonzo Nicholson, Lexington.

Double funeral services will be held at the Grace Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. L. Shearer, pastor, and Rev. W. T. Mason, pastor of the Calvary Holiness church, will officiate. Members of Junior Order, Lodge No. 24, of which Mr. Wafford was a member, will hold services at the grave, and will act as his pallbearers. Pallbearers for Mrs. Taylor will be W. H. Nicholson, J. T. Nicholson, Louis Nicholson, Joel Adams, Snell Hulett and Elmer Courtney.

Mrs. James Sutherland

Mrs. Mary Grace Sutherland, 25, wife of James Sutherland, of the Millville community, died Thursday afternoon at the Woodford Memorial hospital. She became ill Monday of last week and was removed to the hospital on Wednesday.

Mrs. Sutherland is survived by her husband and three young children, James Edwards, Dorothy Christine and William Franklin Sutherland; by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Hippe; one sister, Mrs. Watts and eight brothers, Harry F., Chester L., Gilbert, Woodrow, James, Robert, Raymond and B. R. Hippe.

Mrs. Sutherland was a lovely young woman, a member of the Glenns Creek Baptist church, a devoted daughter, wife and mother, whose untimely death is a crushing sorrow to her family and a distress to many friends.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Ellery Hinson, were held at the Millville Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The burial followed in the Versailles cemetery.

 Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
Mary Grace Hippe Sutherland, 22 Mar 1909-19 Apr 1934

Versailles Man Taken By Death

Versailles, Ky. Feb 22--Paul Merryman Smith, 47, prominent Versailles druggist, died early today at Woodford Memorial hospital after an illness of 10 days of pneumonia and other complications following influenza.

Mr. Smith was born in Versailles, a son of the late Breck B. and Lutie Pullam Smith, and received his education in the city schools, later graduating from the Louisville School of Pharmacy. He represented the third generation in a family of pharmacists and drug store owners in Versailles, and even as a child worked with his father in the store. Later he was taken in as a partner in the firm of B. B. Smith and Son, the name being retained when he became owner at the death of his father 10 years ago.

Mr. Smith was an artist of considerable ability and probably would have devoted his talents to being a commercial artist had he not been trained from childhood in the druggist profession.

During the World War, he was trained at Camp Zachery Taylor and attended an officers' training school, afterward being commissioned a lieutenant. He was at one time president of the Chamber of Commerce and also had served as a member of the city council. He was a member of the city council. He was a member of the American Legion and the Christian church, and was a Mason and a Knight Templar.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie Turner Smith; one son, Paul M. Smith Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Sam Nuckols; an aunt, Mrs. Hannah McDonald, Lexington, three nephews, Sam Nuckols, Paul and Walter Smith; and two nieces, Miss Betty Nuckols and Mrs. Victor Newson, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Funereal services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. W. G. Hammock, pastor of the Baptist church, and burial is to follow in Versailles cemetery. The pallbearers will be Drake C. Naive, John Nash, Hiram Wilhoite, A. B. Chandler, Sam Nuckols, Charlton Graves, Dr. J. T. Holt and N. E. Berry.

 Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky
Paul Merriman Smith, 1887-1935

Jesse Turner Smith, 1887-1954

Breck B. Smith, 1856-1925

Mrs. Hattie Shryock

Mrs. Hattie Jane Brown Shryock, formerly of this county, widow of Daniel Rousseau Shryock, died early Monday at her home in Lexington.

Mrs. Shryock was born in Anderson county. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John Curtis and Mrs. T. W. Holman, Versailles; Mrs. Robert Michael and Miss Corrine Shryock, Lexington, and Mrs. B. C. Carroll, Keene; three sons, Benjamin, Charles and John Thomas, all of Lexington; 23 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Shryock moved from the county to Lexington in 1926.

Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at Porter Memorial Baptist church, Lexington, conducted by Rev. C. L. Hargrove and Rev. T. W. Spicer, was followed by burial in the Versailles cemetery. Pallbearers were Ezra Shryock, Marshall Shryock, Russell Michael, James Campbell, Goebel Hudson, Tom Troxell.

 Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky
Hattie B. Shryock, 1876-1940

Rousseau Shryock, 1863-1922

J. Robert Edger

Jay Robert Edger, 45, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Edger, 320 Amsden avenue, following a heart attack. He had been out in a field with his father a short time before. Returning to the house, he complained of a sudden discomfort in his chest, but insisted he was not sick enough to call a doctor.

Mr. Edger was engaged in farming and was a World War veteran, who was in active service in France. He was born April 9, 1895, at the home of his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Owen, near Fort Garrett, this county.

He entered the service for the World War April 27, 1918, at the age of 23. Soon he was sent from Camp Sherman, O., to France, in an artillery regiment, and was in the foreign service from May 30, 1918, until his honorable discharge May 16, 1919. He was a member of Woodford Post No. 67, American Legion, and a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist church, near Duckers, his boyhood having been spent in that community.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his sister, Mrs. Ben W. Thompson, and a brother, William T. Edger, of Versailles.

Mr. Edger was a friendly, companionable man, of large heart, who had a multitude of friends. He was associated in farming with his father, who greatly depended upon him. His death is the first break in the family circle. Seven weeks ago Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Edger celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception that was a most happy occasion, their two sons and their daughter receiving with them.

Funeral services will be held at the Edger home today at 2:30 p. m., conducted by Dr. John G. Dickson, pastor of the Versailles Baptist church, and the Rev. W. G. Hammock, of Peewee Valley. Burial will be in the Versailles cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be James Ed Bond, James R. Cox, Frank Bohannon Jr., John Curtis, Robert McConnell, R. R. Fishback, John Kitchen and Emile Morancy. Honorary pallbearers: Frank Watts, Howard Sellers, George B. Wilhoit, Doc Bond, James P. Jesse, John D. Nash, Hiram Hogg, Dr. E. B. Bradley, E. A. Davis, Joe S. Jesse, William Field, Shelby Million, John J. Elmore, Dr. S. A. Blackburn and Dr. J. P. Holt.

 Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Woodford County, Ky
J. Robert Edger, 09 Apr 1895-16 Apr 1940

Mrs. Chester Dunn

Mrs. Pearl Pool Dunn, 34, wife of Chester Dunn, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at her home on the Big Sink pike, near Versailles. He had been in ill health for more than a year, but was confined to her bed only about two weeks.

Mrs. Dunn, a native of Woodford county, was a daughter of James and Cassie Kenney Poole. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are her husband, four children, Chester Jr., Margaret, Francis and Louise; her mother, Mrs. James Poole; two sisters, Mrs. Josie B. Mitchell and Mrs. Ona Tucker, and two brothers, Selbert and Lafayette Poole.

Funeral services conducted by Dr. John G. Dickson, were held at Duell's funeral home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery.

 Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky
Pearl P. Dunn, 26 Nov 1906-05 Oct 1941

William Frank Adams

William Frank Adams, 78, died unexpectedly early Wednesday night of last week at his home, 462 Kerr avenue, in Lexington, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been at work Wednesday and was stricken suddenly.

Mr. Adams a former resident of Versailles, had lived in Lexington for a number of years. He was in the employ of the Fayette county road department. Mr. Adams was a member of the Christian church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Wiley Adams; two daughters, Mrs. Burch Adams, of Versailles, and Mrs. Hugh Jones, of Detroit; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a brother, Curtis Adams, of Bedford, Ky.

Funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Mark Collis, of Lexington, assisted by the Rev. J. G. Dickson, pastor of the Versailles Baptist church. Burial was in the Versailles cemetery.

Mrs. J. Andrew Cain

Mrs. Christine M. Cain, 77, wife of J. Andrew Cain, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday at the Good Samaritan hospital in Lexington, where she had been a patient seven weeks, suffering a fractured hip.

Mrs. Cain was a native of Frankfort, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William McElwan, of that city. She and Mr. Cain came from Frankfort to Versailles in their early married life and made their home here for a number of years, until about 1922, when they moved to Lawrenceburg. Mr. Cain was long the proprietor of Hope Mills here.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Cain is survived by two sons, Luther M. Cain, of Bath county, and Ben Cain, of Lawrenceburg, and nine grandchildren. An older son, William Cain, died a few years ago.

In their youth, the editors of the Sun were next-door neighbors of the Cain family, and can personally testify to the fine character of Mrs. Cain. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church and measured up to a very high standard as wife, mother and friend.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. E. L. Tullis, and the Rev. George D. Prentiss, of LaGrange. The interment took place in the Frankfort Cemetery.

 Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky
Christine Cain, 04 Jun 1864-10 Oct 1941
J. Andrew Cain, 21 Aug 1860-27 Aug 1959

Wreck Fatal To Former Centre Star and Wife

Simpsonville, Ky., Aug 16--An auto-truck collision took the lives of two persons and injured two others, one seriously, today about two miles west of her. The dead are Mrs. Nancy Lee Hendren, 24, and her husband, Dr. Elmer J. Hendren, 27, both of Louisville. Mrs. Hendren died at the scene of the accident. Dr. Hendren died at King's Daughters' hospital in Shelbyville at 8:55 o'clock tonight.

William Hendren, 25, dental student at the University of Louisville, was taken to Louisville City hospital, suffering from multiple lacerations and a ruptured spleen. His condition was serious late tonight.

The truck driver, Stanley Allen, 30, also of Louisville, was reported in a fair condition at the Shelbyville hospital. He suffered burns when the truck caught fire.

Dr. Hendren was a former Centre College football star, being named to the all-Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams in 1932-33-34. He was the leading scorer in the K.I.A.C. and Dixie Conference in 1934. The following year he was chosen king of the Centre College Carnival, highest honor that school can bestow on an athlete.

At Frankfort, Lieut. Ed Whalen of the State Highway Patrol reported that Allen was being held by Shelby county officials on a technical charge of manslaughter. Jefferson county police quoted Allen as saying the brakes on his truck locked, causing it to swerve into the path of the oncoming Hendren car. The truck's trailer, loaded with 30 barrels of whiskey, fell on the car.

Police credited Allen with extricating the Hendrens from their car before flames from the truck reached it.

Mrs. Hendren was formerly Miss Nancy Lee Sharp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lee Sharp of Liberty. She was graduated from Transylvania College in 1939 and had been employed as a teacher at Ormsby Village since October, 1939.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a brother, Ralph Sharp, of Paris. Dr. Hendren is survived by his brother and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hendren of Danville.

Mrs, Beulah A Franks