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Mrs. J. F. Boggess
A Mother's Death -- Shot Dead While Taking A Gun From Her Son
Charleston, June 15 - News has just reached here that Mrs. J. F. Boggess, a resident of Boone county, was shot in the right side a few days ago with a rifle. The ball entered between the fourth and fifth ribs and was extracted from a point several inches distant.
One of her boys upon his return from hunting handed the gun to his mother to set in the house, the lower part of the building being some distant from the ground. She caught the gun by the muzzle, and by some means the load was discharged, striking her in the breast. The lady died this morning.
[Wheeling Register, June 16, 1889 - Transcribed by FOFG]

Truman L. Dent
     Truman L. Dent, 89, of Lochgelly, formerly of Madison, Boone County, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, March 6, 2009 after an extended illness. Truman was born November 21, 1919, and was the son of the late John S. Dent and Ida M. Barker Dent. He was a retired coal miner, an Air Force veteran of World War II, and a constable, deputy sheriff, and jailor of Boone County. Truman was also a member of the UMWA and a Freewill Baptist. Preceding him in death was his wife, Arlene Ellis Dent; brothers, Silmer, Braxtol, Sherman, Sherlie and Norman Dent; and sisters, Adria Nicholas and Hazel Barker. Surviving are his daughter, Anna Jean Fisher of Oak Hill; son, Ward Fisher of Beckley; brother, Howard Dent of Lake Wales, Fla.; sisters, Gladys Williams of Chapmanville and Jewell Bonham of Belle; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.|
     Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Earl Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Dent Cemetery on Meadow Fork in Hewett with military graveside rites by Daniel Boone Post VFW 5578, Madison.
[Charleston Daily Mail, 3 Mar 2009 - Submitted by K. T.]

Jeweldean Miller
     Jeweldean Miller, 78, of Hewett, died Saturday, February 14, 2004, at her home after a short illness.  She was born August 27, 1925, in Boone County, a daughter of the late Charlie L. and Emma Dent Spencer.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Miller, and two sons, Frederick and Roger Miller.   Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a member of the Log Chapel Church on Mikes Fork of Hewett.
     Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Bias of Jeffrey and Charlene Jackson of Hewett; one sister, Dorothy Workman of Six Mile; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wallen Cemetery at Hewett with Earl Akers officiating. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Stevens Funeral Home in Madison. Stevens Funeral Home of Madison is in charge of the arrangements.
[February 14, 2004 - Submitted by K. T.]

Fairy B. Mullins

Mrs. Fairy B. Mullins, 75, of Madison WV died Tuesday at her home following a long illness. She was a member of the Madison Methodist Church. She was preceeded in death by her husband H.W. Beecher Mullins. Services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Thursday in the Madison Methodist Church by William F. Byrd.  Burial will follow in Boone Memorial Park at Madison.
[unknown newspaper, 18 Dec 1962 - Sub by FoFG]
H.W.B. Mullins
Henry Ward Beecher Mullins was born at North Fork of Big Creek in Boone county in 1881, the son of James P. and Eliza Mullins, late of Danville. He died at Madison on the 16th day of September 1948 at the age of 67 years, four months and two days.  In the year 1904 he was united in marriage with Fairy Harless. To this union were born five survivng children, three sons, and two daughters: Maxey, Ralph, Sadie, Virginia and H.W.B. Jr.  He is also survived by three grandchildren and one great grandchild, and by two brothers W. Clerk and Corbet Mullins and one sister, Mrs. Jack Barker.
Beecher, as he was known to all his friends, was educated in the public schools of Boone County where he was also a teacher in his early adult life. Later he attended the Southern Normal at Huntington TN and the College of Law of West Virginia University. He was admitted to practice law in Boone County 1901 and practiced law until his death.  For a number of sessions of the State Senate, he served as assistant to the clerk under the late John T. Harris.  In 1916 and again in 1920 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Boone County, serving two full terms. He was again elected in 1944.
He was a member of the Madison Methodist Church and of the West Virginia State Bar.
He knew by name almost every person in Boone county. He believed in justice tempered with mercy. He was an ardent reader of the Bible and often quoted from it. He, under Divine Control, left this world for a better one, where there is no crime, but where all is well and good. Great was his fall, but his memory will be greater.
Services were held at the residence with the Rev. Clyde Hensley officiating. Burial was in the Boone Memorial Park.  Pallbearers were M.R. Ellis, W.C. Ross, Fred Haddad, Paul Turley, Bernie Williams, Thomas Barker, Estes McKinney, Elmer Covert, Jack Moyer, Thomas Bingham, Don Price and J.C. McVery.  
[Unknown newspaper, 23 Sep 1948 - Sub by FoFG]

Maxey E. Mullins
Maxey Edwin Mullins, 82, of Madison WV, died Tuesday at home after a long illness.
He was retired clerk from the Circuit Court of Boone County with 19 years of service. He was a former Boone County justice of the peace and a former law clerk for the Boone County prosecuting attorney's office.  He was a director of Boone National Bank. He was a member of Madison United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men, a member of the Boone County Gideon Camp and Order of the Red Men.  Surviving: wife, Bessie Cottrill Mullins; daughter, Sue Price of Clearwater, Fla; brothers, Ralph of Chiefland, Fla; Bill of Chloe; sisters, Sadie Connor of Madison, Virginia Hawke of Camp Hill, PA; four grandchildren, one great grandchild.
Services will be 11 am Friday in Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with the Rev. Maynard Crawford officiating.
[unknown newspaper, 5 Jan 1988 - Sub by FoFG]

Charles Thomas Smith
SMITH, Charles Thomas 67, of Comfort, Boone County, died Saturday in his home after a long illness. He was a retired miner and a member of the Camp Creek Gospel Tabernacle. Surviving are his wife. Addie: a daughter, Mrs. Mollis Coon of Belie: four sons, Arthur of Cleveland, Ohio. Hershel of Indianapolis. Alton of Comfort and Owen Smith of Sylvester: a brother. Roy Smith of Martinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Oma Krepps of Comfort, Mrs. Virginia Schoolcraft of .Mill Creek and Mrs. Sadie Carr of Bloomingrose; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Camp Creek Gospel Tabernacle by Rev. Maycel Raines. Burial will be in Memory Gardens at Low Gap. The body will be taken to the home at 2 p.m. today from Vance and Dodd mortuary in Danville, and to the church an hour before the service.
[Sunday Gazette-Mail, Nov. 1, 1959 - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

Hon. J. E. Stollings
Charleston, W. Va., September 27 - Joels E. Stollings, died this morning at his home in Madison, Boone county. He was one of the leading men of Boone county, a lawyer and merchant, and was very wealthy. He served a term in the State Senate and was a candidate for the same position on the Democratic ticket in 1896, but was defeated by E. G. Pearson, of Clay.
[Wheeling Register, September 28, 1897 - Tr by AFOFG]

Joel E. Stollings
Charleston, W. Va., September 27 Joel E. Stollings died this morning at his home in Madison, Boone county. He was one of the leading men of Boone county, a lawyer and merchant, and was very wealthy. He served a term in the State Senate and was a candidate for the same position on the Democratic ticket in 1896, but was defeated by E. G. Pearson, of Clay.
[Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Tuesday, September 28, 1897; tr by FoFG mz]



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