Kentucky Genealogy and History

Bell County Kentucky

Obituaries and Death Notices

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Frank Adams
PINEVILLE, Ky., April 9. – Frank Adams, a colored man who works at the West Pineville mines, was instantly killed this morning in the mines by falling slate. [Morning Herald (10 Apr. 1901) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Albert Asher
The body of Albert Asher, 26 years old, who died at a local hospital Thursday night at 6 o’clock, accompanied by members of the family, was taken to Pineville for burial last night on the 9:45 o’clock L. and
N. train. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Letitia Asher; one brother, Robert A. Asher, of Pineville; four sisters, Mrs. Jesse Seal, Mrs. Garrett Smith, of Pineville, Mrs. John Taylor, of Wise, Va., and Mrs. La Fayette Carmine, of Lexington. [Lexington Herald (17 Sept. 1921) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Margaret Asher
Mrs. Margaret Asher, mother of G. M. and Hugh Asher, of this city, died at her home at Pineville yesterday. She had been visiting relatives inOklahoma and was taken ill there. Miss Larkins, a trained nurse of Lexington, went to Oklahoma and brought her to Pineville. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Asher left last night for Pineville. The funeral will take place there tomorrow. Mrs. Asher was eighty years old. [Morning Herald (30 Sept. 1903) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Gorman Brock
FORT WAYNE, IN-- GORMAN BROCK, 60, died Tuesday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The Fields, Ky., native was a Korean War Army veteran and worked in a local factory. Surviving are his daughters, Debra McCloud of Henderson, Nev., and Pauline Bailey of Fort Wayne; stepdaughters, Diann Huffman and Pamela Burnworth, both of Fort Wayne; and brothers, Luther and Herman, both of Fort Wayne. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Mungovan & Sons Memorial Chapel, 2114 S. Calhoun St. Calling is 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday at Marion National Cemetery, Marion. --News-Sentinel, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - March 26, 1992 [Submitted by Anna Newell]

Ned Brock
Pineville, Feb. 5. – Ned Brock, who claimed to be 103 years old, died at his home in this county this morning. He was born in Bell county and died about one mile from the place of his birth. He had never been beyond the limits of his county. He was a great hunter and had killed as many as 100 bears. [Morning Herald (6 Feb. 1897) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Jesse Burkes
MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Mar. 5. – The body of Mrs. Jesse Burkes, who died Monday of influenza at Fonde was buried at Arthur, Tenn., Thursday. Mrs. Andy Garland, a sister of Mrs. Burkes, and Mr. Robert Justic, a brother, live in Middlesboro. [Lexington Herald (6 Mar. 1920) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Mrs. Calloway Coleman
Mrs. Calloway Coleman, of Shawnee, Tenn, died Monday morning, of the infirmities of old age.  She was 65 years old.  She leaves a number of kinsmen and among them two prominent sons.  Judge Coleman of Rogersville, Tenn. and Judge Coleman, of Morristown, Tenn. [Thousandsticks, Middlesboro, Kentucky; May 8, 1911; Contributed by KS]

W. R. Fretwell
MIDDLESBORO, Ky., April 13. – W. R. Fretwell, the conductor on the train which was wrecked at West Pineville, died of his injuries at 11 o’clock this morning. He was the third victim. [Morning Herald (14 Apr. 1901) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Mrs. Greene
Mrs. Greene, the aged mother of Mrs. L. E. Slusher, died after a lingering illness, on Monday morning. [Thousandsticks, Middlesboro, Kentucky; May 8, 1911; Contributed by KS]

Arthur Justice
Arthur Justice, who, until stricken two months ago, was commissary manager for the Chenoa-Hignite Coal Co. at Chenoa, died Monday evening at Evans' hospital, after a lingering illness with typhoid fever complicated with pneumonia.  He leaves behind to mourn his death a wife and child. The deceased was a brother of Mr. J. R. Justice, of Williamsburg, Ky., who was interested in the Chenoa-Hignite operation.  The remains were taken to Richmond Tuesday morning for interment. Mr. Justice had many friends in this and the Chenoa district, who will hear of his death with sincere regret.  The deepest sympathy is extended by these friends to the bereaved family. [Middlesboro (Kentucky) Pinnacle News; April 30, 1914; Contributed by KS]

Harrison Levy
PINEVILLE, Ky., May 12. – Harrison Levy, traveling salesman for Philip Jones & Company of New York, died suddenly at the Pineville Hotel this morning. The cause of death is unknown. [Lexington Herald (13 May 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Alice Neal
Alice Neal, daughter of Jasper Fugate, the well-known colored blacksmith of the West End, died Friday night, March 19, of tuberculosis, at the age of 23, and was buried Monday afternoon. She is survived by her parents, her husband, Walter Neal, arid several brothers and sisters. [Middlesboro Pinnacle News (Middlesboro, Ken.) Thursday, 25 Mar. 1915; submitted by MZ]

Mrs. West Poore
Mrs. West Poore, of Combs, Tenn., died Saturday morning, March 20, from the effects of an operation, and was buried Sunday at Combs. Sterling Poore, the well-known lumberman at Combs, is her son, who has the sympathy of his and his mother's many friends in his bereavement. [Middlesboro Pinnacle News (Middlesboro, Ken.) Thursday, 25 Mar. 1915; submitted by MZ]

Mattie Price
The remains of Mrs. Mattie Price, who died here Friday, were taken to Pineville for internment by her husband, Mr. W. H. Price, who is connected with the Pineville Coal Company. Mrs. Price was twenty-eight years of age.  [Lexington Herald (22 May 1904) transcribed by FoFG MZ]

Goforth and Renfro

At Pineville, Ky., William Goforth and Auce Renfro were killed by contact with live wires prostrated by a storm.
[August 18, 1902 - The Marion Daily Star, Marion Ohio]


Pioneer Buried With His Hat On
Pineville, Ky.-John C. Robbins, 83, a pioneer of the hill country, is dead, and his last wishes regarding his burial have been carried out. Robbins requested that he be buried with his hat on and wearing the shoes he had worn for several years. Robbins was a noted game hunter.
[December 27, 1926, Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood Michigan]

Will Simpson
Pineville, Feb. 11. – Will Simpson, who was stabbed by Wilk Collins on Trace Branch, in Harlan county, died last evening. Collins has never been arrested. [Morning Herald (12 Feb. 1897) transcribed by FoFG MZ]


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