Kentucky Obituaries - Adair County News - Apr 3, 1918

Our sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs W. R. Lyon, Campbellsville, who lost their infant daughter, Iva Jane, Tuesdday (sic) of last week.

Mrs. Bettie Calhoun, who was the wife of A. H. Calhoun, was found dead in her bed, at Greensburg, last Monday morning week. She was about seventy-two years old.

Mrs. Carnes, who was the wife of Luther Carnes, and who lived in the Pollard Chapel neighborhood, died last Wednesday night.   She was about sixty years old, and was a victim of consumption.

Mrs. Hettie Giles, who was the wife of Deroy Giles, died on the 26th of March.   She left a husband and eight children. Her home was near Ella, this county.

Mrs. Ottie McKinley, wife of George McKinley, recently died at Cartwright, Clinton county.   She was born in Russell county, and before her marriage she was a Miss Bellinger, a sister of Mr. Frank M. Ballinger, a well-known traveling man

Died at Glenville.

Last Saturday, about the noon hour, Mrs. Jennie Chapman, who lived at Glenville, after a long illness, crossed to the other side. She was about fifty-four years old, a daughter of the late Bart Helm, and had been strictly a religious woman for many years.   Her brother and niece, Dr. W. B. Helm and daughter, of Greensburg, were at her bedside when the end came.   The funeral services took place Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Methodist Circuit Rider, and they were largely attended.   There were many handsome floral designs.   The deceased was a lady who had many friends, and she will be greatly missed, not only by her children, but by every one who knew her.


Two Good Citizens of Adair County Cut Down. One Compartively Young, the Other an Old Man.


The news of the death of John, familiarly known as "Bant" Conover, which occurred in St. Anthony Hospital, Louisville, last Monday night, brought great sorrow to relatives and friends, as his demise was a shocking surprise.

He had gone to Louisville only a few days before in company with his wife, the latter to be treated.   Soon after reaching the city Mr. Conover was attacked with meningitis or something akin to that disease.   While walking about the hospital he fell, but was only jarred the disease ending his life.   On Tuesday night his remains reached his home.

There is no better citizen than was "Bant" Conover, who was about forty-seven years old, scrupulously honest, a most accommodating neighbor, and a gentleman who will be greatly missed.   He leaves a wife and son, the latter about fifteen years old, one brother, William Conover, and the love that existed between the two brothers, the one for the other, was as strong as the ties that bound Jonathan and David.   The surviving wife and son and the devoted brother have the sympathy of all who knew the deceased.

The funeral, conducted by Rev. B. T. Watson, and burial took place Wednesday afternoon and were largely attended.   Peace to his memory, sympathy for all who have been bereft and made to suffer for this sad dispensation of Providence.

A. G. Willis.

Early Wednesday morning Mr. Anthony G. Willis, whose home was just beyond the Zion church, crossed to the other side.   Had he lived until the 4th of next August he would have been eighty-two years old.   He was a son of Judge Edmund Willis, who was prominent in Adair county during his lifetime.   The deceased was an active farmer from boyhood until a few months ago, when his health, commenced to fail.   He was honorable in all his transaction, a devoted husband, a kind father and an obliging neighbor.   For years he was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and will be sorely missed, not only by his family, but by all the community in which he lived.

Besides his wife and several sons and daughters he leaves one brother, Mr. H. P. Willis, near Joppa, and two sisters, Mrs. Caroline Jeffries and Miss Harriet Willis, of this place.

The deceased membership was with the Zion Baptist Church, and the funeral conducted by Rev. O. P. Bush, and burial was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.   May God comfort the widow and children in their greatest sorrow, is the wish of the writer who knew the deceased, and for whom he had the profoundest respect, for many years.

Source: Adair County News (Columbia, Kentucky), Apr 3, 1918, page 1, columns 2, 3 and 5