'Russell County News', Thursday, March 11, 1943
page 7, in the 'West Russell Springs' community newsletter.
'Anderson Murrell died of a heart attack on Wednesday evening of last
week* at his home near old Craycraft postoffice. He was a splendid
Christian and liked by everyone. Lee Grissom, funeral director of
Columbia had charge of the funeral. The burial was Friday evening at the
old family graveyard on the homeplace at Craycraft.'
* Publication of this column apparently was delayed for week; Mr.
Murrell died on Wednesday, 24 February 1943. The Craycraft community is
located in eastern Adair County, about three miles from the
Milton William Judd
This article came
from the Adair County News Feb 6, 1901 edition.
Mr. Milton JUDD, who
resided in the suburbs of Columbia, died last Friday afternoon. He
had been a sufferer for more than thirty years, but until fifteen months ago he
was able to be about town. He was a soldier in the Federal Army and
while in battle one of his arms was shattered by a piece from a bomb shell.
The arm was not amputated until two years ago and shortly after the operation
his general health commenced failing, the decline however, was not attributed to
the removing of the fractured arm. The deceased was sixty-three
years old, a member of the Christian church and a good citizen. He
is survived by the companion of his bosom and ten children.
Religious services were held at the residence Saturday afternoon and the remains
interred in the family burying ground. The sympathy of this
community goes out to the afflicted family.
Milton was the son of William Harrison Judd and Elizabeth Unknown and was married to Sarah C. Floyd on Dec 7, 1865 in Adair Co., KY he and Sarah had 11 children as follows:
NOTES from Roberta Dooley: 1) Martha "MATTIE" Judd born 1866 married Robert F. Holt 2/14/1898
2) Mary "MOLLIE" Judd born May 2, 1870 married Charlie Alvin Hawkins Sept 12, 1908 and she died Aug 24, 1955 (she was my great grandma)
3) Milton Frank Judd born April 1872 married Minnie Vaughn Mar 4, 1897 and died Nov 18, 1934
4) Dollie Judd born April 13, 1874
5) William Judd born 1876
6) Ellie Judd born 1878
7) Gertrude "GERTIE" Judd born Oct 1881
8) Laura Darnell "NELL" Judd born July 1885
9) Fannie Judd born May 1888
10) Charles Judd born March 1890
11) Fred Judd born Aug 1893
All of these children were born in Columbia, Adair Co., KY. Rumors have it that the Family Burying Grounds was behind the Walmart in Columbia and when they built the Walmart they dug some graves up but no legal action was ever taken to move the graves to another location. An old man that lived next to the what is now Walmart remembered Milton having a large old monument for a headstone, he said he could look out his window and see Milton's grave but of course now it is the back driveway to the Walmart plaza for delivery trucks.... The home place was behind Walmart and is all grown up or it was several years ago, I beleive they have built houses or apts in there now but there is still a field behind the Walmart and that is what is suppose to be the old home place or part of it.
Mrs. E.B. Gaskins
'Russell County News', 29 June 1944, page one:
Mrs. E.B. Gaskins Dies in Adair
Mrs. Helen Holt Gaskins, wife of Buchanan Gaskins, died at her
home near Ella, Adair county, at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, June 18.
Mrs. Gaskins was 74 years old, a daughter of the late Clint Holt. J. R.
Holt of Sewellton is her brother, and Mrs. Sarah Roy of Irvins Store is
her sister, William Owen Holt of Route 2, Russell Springs, is her son.
She was a member of the Brethren in Christ.
Funeral services were held at Fairview church Monday, June 19,
conducted by Revs. Edgar Giles and Warren Sherman, with burial in the
Notes: Sewellton, Irvins Store, and Russell Springs all are in adjoining
Russell County. Tabernacle cemetery is in Adair County.
In the 'Russell County News', May 18, 1944, page one:
Wm. E. Burton Killed In Auto Crash
William E. Burton, 49, well-known citizen of Garlin, Adair county, was
killed almost instantly when his car and a car driven by Julius Johnson,
18, of Eli [Russell County], collided head-on Saturday afternoon, May 6.
The accident occurred Highway 80, 7 miles west of Russell Springs [in
Mr. Burton was well-known in this county and was a brother of Johnie
Burton, tax commissioner of Adair County. He had been appointed game
warden on May 1.
The 'Russell County News', May 24, 1945,
Sarah Melson Black, well known citizen of Adair county died at her
home near Glensfork May 6, 1945.
Mrs. Black was the daughter of the late James Melson. She was born in
1871 within a few miles of the place where she died.
She is survived by her husband, Alonzo Black, three daughters, Mrs.
Anne Roonie Blankenship, Bryan [Russell County], Mrs. Ruby Grant of
Glensfork, Mrs. Mary Paxton, Ind., five grandchildren, five sisters, and
Burial was in the Melson grave yard, Bro. Clifford Spurlock and Rev.
James Black officiating...
The 'Russell County News', August 22, 1946:
County's Oldest Man, 92, Buried Last Thursday
The end of a long and useful life came Wednesday, August 14, to Rev. Eligha Milton Bryant of Russell Springs, who passed his 92nd birthday June 27th. He probably was the oldest man living in Russell County.
Rev. Bryant professed faith in Christ at the age of 18, and was accepted into the ministry in September 1900 by the Clear Spring Baptist church, and remained a devoted Christian to the end.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sally Richards, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. Nannie Rexroat, both of Russell Springs.
The final rites were held at the First Baptist church in Russell Springs Thursday afternoon, August 15, conducted by Revs. J.W. Hubbard, S.B. Rowe, and J.F. Black. Burial was in the Russell Springs cemetery, with Rippetoe funeral home in charge of all arrangements.
Pete Bryant, born abt. 1890 - died 12/28/1970
Submitted By: Mildred H Sneed