Mrs. Tennie AHART

Member of Prominent Family Dies

Mrs. Tennie AHART of Between the Rivers, Buried Sunday. Funeral and burial rites were held last Sunday, January 21, for one of the outstanding women of the community, Mrs Tennie Ahart of Golden Pond. She was the wife of the late Esq. William Ahart, who served the First Magisterial district with honor for several terms. Before her marriage, she was Miss Tennie JONES. Death came to Mrs Ahart at the Ahart home place near Golden Pond, last Saturday, January 20, (1945) after many months of illness and intense pain. She was born on May 14, 1866 and was united in marriage to Esq. Ahart in 1887. This couple lived out their pleasant married life in the same community. Between the River, where they passed away. Mrs Ahart in her early life united with the noted "Old Cumberland" Baptist Church -- but later brought her membership to the Baptist church at Golden Pond. Both churches were blessed by her christian service. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, rev. J.J. Jenkins, at her home place, Sunday, at 2:30 P.M. Interment was made in the family graveyard near the Ahart home. Her husband having died in 1929 leaves her survived by two sons, Jasper D. Ahart, and Seldon Ahart, a granddaughter, Evelyn and a grandson, Edsel Ahart of the U.S. Navy. The pallbearer were: Hoy Jones, Louie Jones, Noah Jones, Edward Mize, her nephews, and Conley Wallace and Gilbert Turner.

Cadiz Record Jan 1945

Hazel Louise Allen

Lyon County Herald Ledger - (Nov 27, 2003)

Hazel Louise Allen, 73, of Cottage Hills, Ill., died at 5:35 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 13 at her residence.

She was born June 11, 1930 in Eddyville to the late John Spurlin and Ara Dora (Bryant) Trimm. Mrs. Allen was a retired worker of Alton Glass Works, where she worked for seventeen years. She was a member of the Alton Eagles Aerie #254.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Her survivors include her husband, Roger Neal Allen; four daughters, Bonnie Thompson of Granite City, Ill., JoAnn Baker of Cottage Hills, Ill., Harriett Jean Allen of Alton, Ill., Patricia Sue Mohr of Smithton, Ill.; two brothers, Curtis Trimm of Brighton, Ill., Doug Trimm of Cottage Hills; two sisters, Pansy Rodgers of Cottage Hills, Shirley Webb of Rosewood Heights; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, other extended family, friends and her beloved chihuahuas.

Funeral services for Mrs. Allen were held Sat., Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. and a memorial service was held at 11 a.m. at Elias-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory in Alton, Ill. Rev. Charles West officiated. Burial followed at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit the Everlasting Memorial website at

Charley Barnes

Charley Barnes, 64, of Eddyville, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at 9:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

A member of Faith Fellowship Assembly in Kuttawa, he was a son of the late Paul C. and Minnie Prescott Barnes.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Noble Barnes and Hoy Barnes.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Hastings Barnes; three daughters, Venica Doublin and Melissa Love, both of Eddyville, and Robin Joiner of Kuttawa; a son, Randy Barnes of Cherryville, N.C.; 12 grandchildren: Jordan Parrish, Jaren Parrish, Jessica Barnes, Stephanie Love, Mollie Joiner, Wil Joiner, Shelby Joiner, Paige Joiner, Sam Barnes, Sean Barnes and Charlie Barnes; a great-grandson, Thatcher Wyatt Parrish; a sister, Eula Iona Green of Kuttawa; and a brother, Sanders Barnes of Stanton.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Assembly, with the Rev. Harold Hatfield and the Rev. Kenny Morrow officiating.

Burial will follow in Dickerson Cemetery (Lyon Co., Ky.) in Land Between the Lakes.
Visitation will be from noon to the funeral hour at Faith Fellowship Assembly.
Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Barnes.

(Contributed by his daughter Melissa Love who also writes:  Daddy loved growing up Between the Rivers.  He had so many wonderful memories that he shared with us when we were kids on long Sunday drives.  He told us where everybody lived, what happened in this curve, the place he ran through the fence when the bobcat was chasing him, the first time he saw Mama, and many other tales we now pass on to our children...may we never forget!  People wonder why we chose to bury Daddy Between the Rivers, but his love for this place was our reason.  His soul is home with Jesus, but his body is at home Between the Rivers!)

Name of Deceased:   Doris June Barnett
Age at Death:   72
Birth Date:   abt 1932
Death Date:   Jul/15/2004
Newspaper Title:   Murray Ledger & Times, The
Newspaper Location:   Murray, KY, US
Obituary Publication Date:   Jul/19/2004
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary:   Marvin Barnett; Mary Holland Pitts; Charles Huff; Michael Brittion; James Barnett; Tammy McQuarter; Greathan Barnett; Harry Barnett; Arville Barnett; Charles Barnett; Edgar Paschall; Lucille Lawrence Barnett; Willis Redd; Murray Ledger
Doris Barnett, 72 BENTON, Ky.

Graveside services for Doris June Barnett, 72, of Benton will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Murray Memorial Gardens with Edgar Paschall officiating.
Ms. Barnett died at 8:44 p.m. Thursday at Marshall County Hospital.
She was a hairdresser and was of the independent Baptist faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Holland Pitts of Benton and Marcia Brittion of Murray; two sons, Charles Huff and Willis Redd, both of Benton; two brothers, Charles Barnett of Pittsburgh and Harry Barnett of Eddyville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Greathan Barnett; her mother, Lucille Lawrence Barnett; her stepfather, Marvin Barnett; and two brothers.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Collier Funeral Home.


Services for George N. Barnett, 90, of Eddyville, formerly of Between the Rivers, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday (November 24, 2004) at Dunn's Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McVay officiating. Burial will be in Rolling Hills Cemetery.

Mr. Barnett died at 11:12 a.m. Sunday, November 21, 2004 at his home.

He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Duncan Barnett; one stepdaughter, Betty Bolton of California; two stepsons, Irvin Foley of Kevil and Douglas W. Foley of New Madrid, Mo.; six stepgrandchildren; and 19 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nettie Watkins Barnett; four sisters; and nine brothers. His parents were Minus Barnett and Della Rhodes Barnett.

Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Cadiz Record
Jan 12, 1933


End Comes To Well Know citizen At The Age Of Forty-Five Years

Mr. F. Marion Bennett, a well known citizen of Golden Pond, died on Wednesday night of last week at his home a mile west of Golden Pond, of tuberculosis.

He had been in poor health for some time.

Mr. Bennett was forty-five years of age, and is survived by eight children, six sons and two daughters.

For a number of years he was engaged in the blacksmith business at Golden Pond, but in more recent years had been engaged in farming. He was a very clever man with many friends and all are made sad by reason of his untimely death. Burial took place on last Thursday at the Long Creek grave yard.


Mrs Emily Jane Berkley Dies Near Laura Furnace
71 Year Old Resident Dies After Suffering Stroke
Mrs Emily Jane BERKLEY died at her home near Laura Furnace, between the Rivers, early Wednesday morning, April 3, 1940 which caused her death.
She was the daughter of William and Ellen HENDON and was born near Pleasant Hill, September 24, 1868. She was 71 years old,.
She professed faith in Christ in early life and joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a member of this church at the time of her death.
She was married to Finis F BERKLEY March 31, 1872. Eight children were born to this union. Two children died in infancy. The surviving children are Percie Lee BERKLEY Terry BERKLEY, Mrs Luther FUTRELL, Ralph BERKLEYand Jimmie Ray BERKLEY of Trigg County and Mrs Belle MANARY, Detroit, Michigan. She is also survived by twenty two grand children, three great grand children and brother, P.D. HENDON, one sister, Mrs Gus JONES.
Mrs Berkley was an ardent believer in the ways of Christian living, a kind neighbor and will be missed by relatives, neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John W. Outland at Pleasant Hill Church, Thursday at 2:30, and burial took place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends.
Cadiz Record Apr 11, 1940


Finus F. Berkley Dies near Laura Furnace
End came Saturday night to sell known citizen at seventy-four.
(May 1, 1920)
Mr. Finus F. Berkley, a well known citizen and prominent farmer of the county, died suddenly Saturday night about nine o'clock at his home between the rivers in Laura Furnace settlement.  Mr. Berkley had spent a part of the day at Golden Pond, returning to his home late in the afternoon.  He ate a hearty supper and played several pieces on the fiddle after supper, and returned at the usual hour.  Soon after he complained of some trouble and died suddenly.  Just what caused his death is not definitely known.  Mr. Berkley was seventy four years of age and had been married three times.  His last wife and a number of children, all grown, survive him.


A graveside service for William Lee Birdsong will be Wednesday at noon at the Dixon Cemetery in the Land Between the Lakes.  Visitation will be at Imes-Miller Funeral Home of Murray from 4 to 9 p.m. today (Tuesday).  Mr. Birdsong, 68, Almo, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at 6:14 p.m. at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

Born March 18, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Birdsong and Velma Turner Birdsong. Also preceding him in death were one son, Steve Birdsong, and one brother, James Birdsong.  

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margie Knight Birdsong; two sons, Tim Wade Birdsong and Chris Birdsong, both of Almo; four sisters, Mrs. Dianne Higgins and husband, James, and Mrs. Kay Wright and husband, Kenny, all of Hardin, Mrs. Vonda Colson and husband, Wayne, Kirksey, and Mrs. Dorothy Stroup, Paducah; four brothers, F.M. Birdsong and wife, Mary, Cadiz, Conroy Birdsong and wife, Pearl, Murray, Donnie Birdsong and wife, Debbie, Hardin, and Ronnie Birdsong and wife, Karen, Madisonville; six grandchildren, Jerry, Corey, Michael, Lauren, Kristin and Samantha Birdsong.

Contributed by Craig Thweatt


Miss Minnie Bogard Dies Friday

Well Known Resident of Between the Rivers Dies After Illness of Some Duration

Death came to Mrs Minnie BOGARD, 58, Friday, February 2, 1940 after injuries suffered from a sever burn about two weeks ago. Mrs Bogard had been a patient at the local clinic and had undergone treatment since her injury, and was there when the end came.

Mrs Bogard was born March 2, 1882, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jeff Turner.

In the year of 1907, she was married to John Bogard. One child was born to this union and has preceded her to the grave.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and was an ardent believer in the ways of Christian living. Surviving are: two brothers, John R. and Walter Turner; one uncle, Jeff Turner, an aunt, Mrs Frank McCanley and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday with Rev. Luther Sanders and Rev. Audry Meechan in charge. Burial took place at the Golden Pond cemetery in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives.

Cadiz Record Feb 1940


Cora Mae Mosier Parsons Booher, 65, Peoria, Ill., formerly of Dover, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at St. Francis.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, with the Rev. Morris Lee officiating. Burial will be in Pettit, LBL.

Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

She was born May 2, 1935, in Model, daughter of Elvis C. Mosier and Lady Mae Hollis. She was the widow of Herman Parsons and Cleve Booher.

Mrs. Booher was a retired postal clerk at the U.S. Post Office and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Herman Parsons, Chattanooga, Mark Parsons, Peoria, and Michael Parsons, Clarksville; two daughters, Mary Hite and Lady Lenz, both of Peoria, Ill.; a brother, George Mosier, Peoria; and four sisters, Daisy Jones and Louise Reister, both of Granite City, Ill., Beaulah Peek, Sedalia, Mo., and Dorothy Perigo, Clarksville.

January 8, 1926

Aunt Bettie Bridges Dies At Eight Two
End Came Monday Afternoon To Splendid Lady Near Maple Grove
Widow of Starkie Bridges And Is Survived By Five Children

Mrs. Elizabeth Bridges, a highly respected old lady living near Maple Grove on Beachy Fork Creek, died Monday afternoon about four o'clock of infirmities due mainly to declining years. She had been very feeble for some time, and her death had been hourly expected for some days before the end came.

She was born January 1st, 1844, in Trigg County and was a daughter of Alfred Lawrence, long deceased, she being eighty two years of age last January. She was united in marriage to S. T. Bridges back in the sixties, being his second wife, and was the mother of eight children. Five of these are living - S. E. (Bud) Bridges, Drew M. Bridges and John R. Bridges, of Trigg county; Sanford Bridges, of Mayfield, and Mrs. J. R. Harris, of Little Rock, Ark.

One sister is also living - Mrs. Hargrove, of Between the Rivers.

She united with Donaldson Baptist Church many years ago, and remained a faithful member until her death. She was a very kind and good old lady and had many friends, and the deeds of loving kindness and thoughtfulness she delighted in on earth will greatly missed in the neighborhood where she had so long resided.

Burial took place Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Drew Bridges Grave Yard near her home.

Transcribed by Betty Sellers


KUTTAWA, Ky.--Eva Orr Brooks, 96, of Kuttawa, formerly of Between the Rivers, died at 3:24 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2001 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Kuttawa.
She was a member of Star Lime Works Pentecostal Church in Lake City.

She is survived by two sons, James Russell Brooks of Kuttawa and Edward Hayes Brooks of Las Vegas; one daughter, Mattie Lucille Lockman of Ozark, Ark.; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin Russell Brooks; two sons, Wallace Preston Brooks and J.W. Brooks; a stepson, Sherman Ray Orr; one grandson; four brothers; three half brothers; three sisters; and one half sister.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. Willis McCracken will officiate, with burial in Paradise Cemetery Between the Rivers.

Friends may call after 6 this evening at the funeral home.

Edna Calhoun, 83

Services for Edna Calhoun, 83, of Eddyville were conducted April 19 at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel in Eddyville. The Rev. C.C. Brasher officiated. Burial was at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Eddyville.

Mrs. Calhoun died April 17 at 2 p.m. at River's Bend Retirement Center in Kuttawa.  She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Lyon County.

Survivors are her husband, Perry Calhoun; two sons, Noland Calhoun of Smithland and Seldon Calhoun of Eddyville; one daughter, Jane Wicks of Butler; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Milburn Duncan and Pearl Hart Duncan; one brother, Freeland Duncan and one sister, Juanita Calhoun.

27 Apr 2006   Lyon Co Herald Ledger


EDDYVILLE, Ky.--Services for Raymond E. "Dot" Calhoun, 85, of Eddyville, formerly of Between the Rivers, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dunn's Funeral Home in Eddyville. The Rev. C.C. Brasher and the Rev. Johnny Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Rolling Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Calhoun died at 9:57 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002 at Rivers Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa.

He retired from SKW Alloys in Calvert City. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and Joppa Masonic Lodge 167 in Eddyville for more than 60 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Novella Smith of Princeton, Syble Baccus and Katherine McCoy, both of Eddyville, and Carolyn Fowler of Kuttawa; one brother, Perry Calhoun of Eddyville; three sisters, Rosalee Barnett and Fredia Foley, both of Eddyville, and Marie Duncan of Kuttawa; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Calhoun, two brothers and one sister. His parents were John E. and Bertha Kuhn Calhoun.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic rites will begin at 7 this evening.

(October 21, 1944)
Last Saturday afternoon at about 3 o'clock the automobile of Roy Calhoun turned over in the loose gravel of the
Cumberland River Road, near Golden Pond, killing the owner and seriously injuring his companion and neighbor
Garland Cossey.

It is believed the men were on their way to Cadiz when the accident occurred. The car turned over several times and ended in the ditch along the roadside. Mr Calhoun was killed instantly. Mr Cossey received severe head and scalp injuries and at press time was not able to be interviewed to obtain further details.

The deceased was born on February 22, 1905, the son of the late Ed and Florence Calhoun.

In 1927 he was united in marriage to Mary Luton and to this union was born two children.

Early in his youth he united with the Cumberland River Baptist Church. He was also a noted farmer of the Between The River section and was active in many Trigg county activities being a director of the Trigg County Farm Bureau, a leader in the Agriculture Adjustment agency's work in the county and a T.V.A. demonstrator. He served the First Magisterial district as Magistrate since 1941. He was a highly successful and progressive farmer of his community and was one of the largest land owners in this area.

Funeral services were held Sunday October 22 from his home with Rev. J.J. Jenkins, pastor of the Golden Pond Baptist
Church officiating. The funeral was in charge of the Mason Lodge of Canton, with the Golden Pond, Linton and Cadiz lodges assisting.

The popularity and respect for the deceased was apparent by the large crowd which gathers from all the surrounding counties to attend the final rites for Mr Calhoun.

Pallbearer were his cousins, Terry Nay Johnie, Woodrow, Robert and Raymond Calhoun, and Doyle Foley. Burial was made at the East End Cemetery, in Cadiz.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Mary Luton Calhoun, two children, Kelsie and Edna Calhoun, his stepmother, Mrs
Janie Calhoun, two brothers, Jim and Arelus Calhoun, two brother in laws. Rex Peal and Hobart Huton of Golden
Cadiz Record Oct 1944


Memorial services for George Euen Compton, 91, of Cadiz, were conducted on Aug. 2, 2002, at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray.
The Rev. Paul Bogard officiated the services. Mr. Compton's ashes were interred in Long Creek Cemetery beside the grave of his grandfather, William T. Compton.

Mr. Compton died on July 27, 2002, at his home, following an illness.
Mr. Compton was born on Jan. 20, 1911, at Golden Pond. He was the son of the late George and Sarah Rushing Compton.

Mr. Compton was a retired school teacher from Trigg County and a retired machinist with 39 years of service. He later returned to Trigg County and was elected to a four-year term on the Trigg County Board of Education. He was a member of the Cadiz United Methodist Church and the Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121. He was a 57 year Mason. Mr. Compton was one of three graduating from Golden Pond High School class of 1929.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1992 and a daughter, Ruth Ann Nichols in 1972.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Byers Miller Compton, of Cadiz; a daughter, Jerry McDonald, of Victoria British Columbia, Canada; a step-daughter, Joy Miller, of Murray; three stepsons, Bobby Miller of Cadiz, Thomas Glass and wife, Ruth, of Portage, Ind., and Joseph Wayne Glass, of Hammond, Ind.; three grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and seven step great-grandchildren.

(Leander I. Conner)

News came to relatives and friends in the county this week of the death of L.I. CONNER a former citizen of the
Between-the-Rivers section who recently sold his farm to T.V.A. and moved to McCracken county.

Full details of his death and burial are not available.

This man had many friends in the county who are interested in his family and sorrow over the news of the death of this good citizen.

Cadiz Record Jan 1944

Lovene S. Cothran
Tuesday, April 25, 2006    Paducah Sun

CALVERT CITY, Ky.  Lovene S. Cothran, 87, of Grand Rivers died at 12:55 a.m. Monday at Oakview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Calvert City.
She was a homemaker and a member of Lake City Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Janette Cothran Moneymaker of Grand Rivers; two sons, John Cothran and Dwight Cothran, both of Grand Rivers; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Cothran; two sons, Huey Cothran and Wayne Cothran; one daughter, Carrie Cothran Johnson; one sister; and one grandchild. Her parents were Ivory Swihart and Laura Pennigar Swihart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Collier Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. C.C. Brasher and Chad Badger officiating. Burial will be at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers.  Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the funeral home.


MURRAY, Ky.--Jessie Marler Crenshaw, 82, of Murray, formerly of the Between the Rivers area, died at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002 at Westview Nursing Home in Murray.
Mrs. Crenshaw worked as a dietary aide at Lourdes hospital in Paducah for several years. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia Canon of Murray; two grandchildren, Amy Elmore of Murray and Alan Canon of Louisville; and three great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Johnson Marler; her second husband, J.P. Crenshaw; and a son, Gerald Marler. Her parents were William Oliver and Ossie Manley Oliver Cawood.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dixon Cemetery in Grand Rivers. John Dale will officiate.

J.H. Churchill Funeral Home in Murray is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Rescue Our Cemeteries, P.O. Box 707, Eddyville, KY 42038.

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