Adair County Obituaries & Death Certificates


A Tribute to Susan C. Dohoney - 1903

The "Adair County News", January 13, 1903, page three.

Dateline Chicago -- Sitting here at the window of my home gazing out
over the snow-covered earth, midway into the murky January day: my
thoughts dwell upon the life and character of our esteemed kinswoman,
Mrs. Susan C. Dohoney, the widow of Thomas Rhodes Dohoney, both of whom
were once useful and highly respected citizens of Adair Co. Even while I
write a train bears the body of the widow southward to be laid to rest
beside her husband in the old home town, Columbia, in their beloved
native state of Kentucky. During the last six weeks of her life I was
with her, and heard her talk much of her past life, -- the happy, easy
days in Columbia; the wider and more strenuous social life in
Louisville, Frankfort, and other cities in Kentucky. The the business
life she had in this rushing city of Chicago during these later years...
She spoke of the beautiful day, as we looked out at the sunshine on New
Year's Day. Then on Jan. 2nd at 3:10 o'clock in the afternoon, she
gradually and peacefully breathed her last. On next Wednesday, Jan. 7th,
old Adair will receive to her bosom another wandering daughter, come
home to sleep the last sleep.
      Respectfully, Kate Dohoney.
Notes: Kate Dohoney, the author of this tribute, was the wife of Thomas
Milton Dohoney, the only child of Thomas R. and Susan C. Dohoney to live
to adulthood. Susan was born in Adair Co. c. 1827, the daughter of
Milton P. Wheat and Rebecca Miller. Her husband, Thomas R. Dohoney, died
c. 1862.


Barren County (KY) Progress, 22 Jan 1976.

Name: Edwin Sneed
Residence: Breeding KY
Died: Saturday, 17 Jan 1976, Cumberland County Hospital, heart attack a few days earlier, age 56.
Wife: Gladys Sneed
Daughters: Mrs Marie Brown of IL and Mrs. Velma Walls of Columbia
Sons: J T of Louisville, Lester of IL, Charles of Breeding and Titus whose address was not learned
Step-daughter: Mrs. Mary Helen Jessie of Columbia KY
Several grandchildren.
Services: Monday, Breeding Funeral Home by Rev. Green, burial Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Barren County (KY) Progress, no dateline included.

Name: Edgar Reece
Residence: Breeding Ky
Died: 11 Apr 1977, Adair Co Hospital, age 93.
Daughters: Mrs Lennie Janes of Chicago IL and Mrs Ruth Melf who lived with him
Sons: Nyle of Columbia and Gyle of Chicago
Four grandchildren, several great-grandchilden
Services: 13 Apr 1977 Chestnut Grove Christian Church of which he was an elder by Rev. Paul Reece and Rev. Raymond Martin, burial church cemetery.


Submitted By: Sharon Bell:


                                                         MAMYE TURNER BAILEY  -  OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                               Adair News, 1/22/1929

                   She died Wednesday night, 1/16/1929 from "flu"; aged 23 years; daughter of  Ed Turner;

                  Survivors: Husband, infant of 2 weeks, another child, Father, Mother,  several brothers and sisters.

                 Member of the Nazarene Church. Funeral service was Friday at 10 o' clock. Buried Columbia Cemetery.



                                                     MARTHA ANN DUNN BAILEY -  OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                             Adair County, Newspaper 

                    Mrs. Martha Ann Bailey, 66, died April 8, 1943. Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dunn

                    Sons: Kimmons, Willis, Owen Bailey; 8 step children; Sallie Kelsey, Hattie Norris; Emma Vest,

                   Lou Brown, Effie  Willis; Brothers: Will, Dave, Ben, John Dunn, all of Tenn. Buried City cemetery



                                                            NOLA RODGERS BAILEY -  OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                           Adair County, Newspaper 

                She died February 22, 1950 at the hospital in Louisville. She was 54 years old and the daughter of the late Joe Lee and

               Belle Booker Rodgers. Survivors are: husband Ben Bailey, Garlin; sons Willard, Elzy, Russell, Wilmer Lee and Delbert, Garlin;

              daughters, Mrs. Edna Pendelton, Louisville;  Mrs. Lucille Lain, Dallas, Tx; Misses Louise and Judy Bailey, Garlin;

               brother Roy Rodgers, Illinois. Interment in Beulah Chapel Cemetery



                                                                 JAMES BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                Adair County, Newspaper 

                    He died  August 10, 1954 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert Bell.   He was the son of the late Elzy & Laura Sherrell Bailey

                   and was 69 years old. Survivors are: brothers,  Dick, Columbia;  Ben, Garlin; Jack, Fairplay; Bud, Campbellsville; 

                  sisters, Mrs. Walter Adamson, Edinburg, Ind; Mrs. Robert Bell and Mrs. Fannie Johnson,  Columbia; Mrs. Mitchell Patrick,

                  Louisville; Mrs. Ben Osborn and Mrs. Keen Crouch,  Campbellsville. Interment in Bailey Cemetery, near White Oak.



                                                                             ROBERT JEFFERSON BAILEY                                                      

                                                                           Adair Newspaper, Sept. 22, 1954                                                    


             Robert Jefferson Bailey, 64, prominent Adair County farmer and educator, died on Friday at his home in Garlin after having

            been ill following a heart attack about a month ago. Son of the late  Sid and Mollie Bailey of Adair County, he was a member

           of  Clear Springs Methodist Church and later transferred to become a charter member of New Concord Methodist Church.

          He had served for a number of years as an instructor in various schools of the Adair County system. He joined the Masonic

          Blue Lodge and served in all of its stations and was also a member of the Royal Arch and Eastern Star. At the time of his death

         he was serving his local church as a trustee, steward, treasurer, and  instructor  of  the Adult Sunday School Class. Besides his

         wife, Mrs. Minnie Richards Bailey, he is suvived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. S. H. Murrell, St. Joseph, Ill; Mrs. Ivan

         Cabbell and Mrs. Bill Overstreet of Columbia; Buford Bailey, Columbia; and Elbert Bailey of Garlin. He is also survived by a niece,

        Janet Cabbell of Columbia, and two nephews, Orville Bailey of Garlin and Darrell Overstreet of Columbia. Funeral services were

        conducted on Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at New Concord Methodist Church by the Rev. V. W. Chandler, assisted by the Rev. S. R. Gilliam.

         Interment was in City Cemetery, with Masonic rites led by Judge P. P. Dunbar. Funeral arrangements were handled  by  Grissom

        & Callison Funeral Home.



                                                            ORRIS G. BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT   

                                                                               Adair County, Newspaper                                                       

                      He died September 28, 1961 in Russell Springs, Ky. He had been the pastor of the Green River Separate Baptist Church

                     for the last 25 years. Survivors are: wife Ada Bailey; daughters Judy Bailey and Lorene Brown; parents Mr. & Mrs, Luther

                    Bailey. Interment in Free Union Baptist Church Cemetery 



                                                                            BUFORD BAILEY OBITUARY

                                                                             Adair Newspaper, 7/1962

                                               BUFORD BAILEY SUCCUMBS AT HIS HOME ON MONDAY

          Buford T. Bailey of  Sano Route, Columbia, died at the age of 65 at his home on Monday, July 16. He was the son of the late

         Robert Sid and Mary Ellen Conover Bailey of Adair County and a member of Hood Masonic Lodge No. 839.

         Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Bailey, and three sisters, Mrs. Sara Overstreet and Mrs. Lula Cabell, Columbia, and

        Mrs. Nannie Murrell, St. Joseph, Ill. The Reverends Henry Popplewell and Otis Wolford conducted the funeral services,

        Wednesday, July 18, at the Freedom Baptist Church. Interment with Masonic rites was in the Freedom Cemetery with

        funeral arrangements by Stotts & Phelps Funeral Home.



                                                                              JACK AUSTIN BAILEY

                                                                     Adair County, Newspaper,  3/1966

           Jack Austin Bailey of Fairplay died after an illness of several months on Thursday, March 31, at his home. The son of the late

        Elzie and Laura Sherrell Bailey of Adair County, he was 79 years old. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Avin Bailey; two sons Parker

      and Jackie, both of Columbia; four daughters,  Mrs. Laura Hadley and Mrs. Inez Burbridge, Fairplay; Mrs. Louis Garrett, Breeding

      and Mrs. Vivian Gadbury, Elkhorn; two brothers, Dick and Ben, both of Columbia; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Adamson, Garlin, Mrs.

     Blanche Bell and Mrs. Betty Patrick, Louisville,  Mrs. Minnie Ashburn, Campbellsville, and Mrs. Fannie Johnson, New Albany, Indiana.

     Dr. A. H. Phillips conducted the funeral services on Saturday, April 2, at Stotts & Phelps Funeral Home. Interment was in McClister

     cemetery. Pall bearers were Russell Crouch, Junior Adamson, Russell Bailey, Sanford Bailey, Bobby Bell and Gerry Burbridge.



                                                                              NONA ANN BAILEY

                                                                   Adair County, Newspaper, 6/1966                                                                                                                                    

   Mrs. Nona Ann Bailey died on Tuesday, June 28, in a Campbellsville resthome where she had been a patient for three years. Her husband,

   William E. "Bud" Bailey, preceded her in death in 1956. She was 74 years old and the daughter of the late Margaret Belle Harmon and

   Lemuel Jackson Roy of Adair County. Surviving are 8 children, Mrs. Jewell Stults and Mrs. Frances Close, Campbellsville, Mrs. Charles

  White, Route 6, Jack Bailey, Louisville, Mrs. Ocilla Hensley, Manchester,  Carl and Elba Bailey, Duarte, California, and  Orbie Bailey, Dayton,

  Ohio; five sisters,  Mrs. J. W. Tucker and Mrs. Maggie Rooks, Columbia, Mrs. Bertha Garrison, Kokomo, Ind, Mrs. Mary Combest,

  Bog Rapids, Mich, and  Mrs. Maude Johennson, Paxton, Ill, 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren and two half-sisters,  Mrs. Myrtie

  Lee, Taylor County, and  Mrs. Betty Bryant, Somerset. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 1, at Lyon Funeral Home chapel in

 Campbellsville by the Reverend Louis Lightfoot.   ( Buriel in Roley cemetery )



                                                                               KIMMONS BAILEY

                                                                     Adair County, Newspaper, 8/1967

        Kimmons Bailey, a city employee for 20 to 25 years, died at the hospital here on Wednesday, August 2. The son of the late Willis &

        Elizabeth Dunn Bailey, he was 66 and retired.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie E. Bailey; two sons, James, Columbia, and Kimmons,

        Jr., Chicago; one daughter,  Mrs. Horace Nelms, Ft. Knox; three brothers,  J. W., Edmonton,  Owen, Columbia, and Tom, Morehead;

       two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Norris, Chicago, and Mrs. Sallie Kelsay, Columbia; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

       The Reverend Lawrence Adama conducted the funeral services on Saturday, August 5, at Grissom-Maupin & Heskamp Funeral Home.

        Interment was in Columbia City cemetery. Pall-bearers were Ed Rexroat, Linzie Dowell, Ernest Shirley, D. L. Jessie, Joe England,

        and Albert Ballou.



                                                           BENJAMIN BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                 Adair County, Newspaper 

         He died February 15, 1969 in Adair County, Kentucky. He is survived by four daughters: Edna Pendelton, Judy Bratcher, Louise Schreck,

         Lucille King ; three sons: Pete, Delbert, Russell; one brother: Dick Bailey; five sisters,  Fannie Johnson, Ruth Adamson, Blanche Bell ,

        Betty Finn, Minnie Osborn. 17 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.



                                                           BERTHA HOVIOUS BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                  Adair County, Newspaper   

           She died January 21, 1975 in Adair County, Kentucky; daughter of the late A. & Sara Stapleton Hovious; widow of Iva B. Bailey;

          Survivors are: three sons: William H., Charles R., Marshall;  five daughters: Betty Lou Farmer, Dorothy Beard, Christine Mann,

         Mary Lee Callahan, Wilma Jean McIntrye; several brothers & sisters; 37 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren.

        Interment in Roley Cemetery



                                                               WILLIAM TIM BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                       Adair County, Newspaper   

           He died May 4, 1975 at the hospital in Adair. He was 83 years old and lived at 805 Wright Drive, Columbia.  

          He was the son of the late Charles H. & Mattie Conover Bailey. Survivors are: one daughter,  Mrs. Zilpha Baker, Mt. Victory;

         two sisters: Mrs. Lou Ann Grahl and Laura Bailey, both of Columbia; 1 grandson. Interment in the Freedom Church cemetery



                                                              AVIN ADAMSON BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                       Adair County, Newspaper     

      She died September 30, 1978 at the hospital in Columbia at age 70. She was the daughter of the late Dave Henry and Lou Ella Cravens

     Adamson and the widow of the late Jack A. Bailey, who died March 31, 1966. Survivers are: two sons: Parker, Columbia and Jackie,

     Fairplay;  four daughters: Mrs. Laura Hadley and Mrs. Inez Burbridge, Fairplay; Mrs. Louis Garrett, Breeding; Mrs. Vivian Gadbury,

    Knifely; three brothers: Water Adamson, Columbia; Waldon and Vernon Adamson, WY; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

     Interment in McClister Cemetery.



                                                             ESTELLE YOUNG BAILEY-  OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                         Adair County, Newspaper     

    Mrs. Estelle Bailey, 68, died January 8, 1980. She was the daughter of the late James & Mattie Burbridge Young. The widow of Granville

   Bailey, who died Feb. 21, 1972. Survivors: three daughters: Kathreen Branham, Calif; Doris Burton, Columbia; Elvis Stinson, Ill; two sons:

   Sanford Bailey, Greensberg; Bradford Bailey, Columbia; three brothers:  James, Robert, and Azro Young; two sisters:  Mrs. Ellus Scott,

   Mrs. Elary Reeves; 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Interment in the Haven Hill cemetery.



                                                                    SARA ELLEN BAILEY OVERSTREET

                                                                             Adair Newspaper, 7/9/1981


       Mrs. Sara Ellen Overstreet, age 75, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, July 9, 1981, at 8:35 at Summit Manor

  Nursing Home, Columbia, Kentucky, after several weeks illness. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Mollie Conover Bailey

 of Adair County, Kentucky. She is survived by her husband, Willie Overstreet of Columbia, Kentucky; one son, Darrell Overstreet of

 Columbia. Also one granddaughter, Tobie; one sister, Mrs. Nannie Murrell of St. Joseph, Illinois. Mrs. Overstreet was a member of the

 Columbia Baptist Church. Funeral services are Friday, July 10, at 2 p. m. at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Dr. Michael

 Watts officiating. Interment is in the Haven Hill  Cemetery, Columbia. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral

arrangements. Pallbearers are: Bobby Beard, Bobby Willis, Bobby Rice, Bill McClendon, Carl Arnold and Marshall Overstreet.



                                                                          H. J. BAILEY - ABSTRACT

                                                                               Adair County, Newspaper     

               H. J. Bailey, 83 years, died February 13, 1990. He was the son of the late Martin V. and Loretta Shearer Bailey. Survivors are:

              wife Glydus Case Bailey; two daughters: Ada Abbett, and Irene Harmon; four sons: H. J., Howard, Bill, and Danny Bailey;

            two brothers: Elery & Dewey Bailey; 12 grandchildren; 1 stepgranddaughter; 1 great grandson; 3 step great granddaughters.

           Interment in the Haven Hill Cemetery



                                                              MILDRED F.  POWELL BAILEY  OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                                     Adair County, Newspaper

                              She was  born about 1931and died January 10, 1997 in Adair County, Kentucky.

                            She is survived by her husband Henry Parker Bailey.  Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery




                                                            JACK  BAILEY - OBITUARY ABSTRACT

                                                                              Adair County, Newspaper

                      He died  August 13, 1998 in Adair County, Kentucky, son of the late Jack & Avin Adamson Bailey

                      Survivors are: one daughter, LaDon Hurt; one stepson Lance Bean; one brother,  Parker Bailey; four sisters:

                     Laura Ellen Hadley, Inez Burbridge, Lois Garrett, Vivian Gadbury. Interment in McClister Cemetery.



                                                                          JAMES M. BAILEY - ABSTRACT

                                                                             Adair County, Newspaper     

           James M. Bailey, 60, died November 3, 2000. He was the son of the late Jim & Caroline Smith Bailey of Russell Co, Ky.

           Survivors are: wife Marcine Petty Bailey; son & daughter  in law, Ricky & Wanda Bailey; two brotherss, Danny & Jerry Bailey;

          two sisters: Carrie Blair, and Sue Blair; two grandsons,  Eric & Jonathan Bailey; one stepgranddaughter Amber Sisler.

          Interment in the Watson cemetery