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'HiE OHIO COUNTY TIMES, tlARTFORD, KENTUCKY, APRIL 7, 19776 Addle Westerfield Addle Mae Westerfield, 77, of 403 East 27th Street, Owensboro died Monday, April 4, at the Owensboro- Daviess County Hospital. She was born in Ohio County and was a Jehovah's Witness. Her husband, Kernie Westerfield, died in 1960. Surviving are a son, Ralph Westerfield of Hammond, Indiana; five daughters, Martine Hayes and Shirley Rhoades, both of Owensboro, Lorene Funk and Anna Likens, both of Hammond, and Berma Lawrence of San Diego, California; 17 grand- children; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gobel Ralph of Fordsville, James Ralph of Louisville and John Ralph of San Diego; and two sisters, Eunice Westerfield of Owensboro and Mary Riley of San Diego. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Martin Funeral Home in Whitesville with burial in Cates Cemetery, Whitesville. Lawrence Pickerill Lawrence J. Pick•rill, 84, of Hat- field, Indiana died there Friday, April 1. He was born in Grayson County and was retired from the Southern In- diana Gas and Electric Company where he had been employed as a turbine operator. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pickerill; two sons, Eugene Pick•rill of Beaver Dam and Verlin Pickerill of ttatfield; a daughter, Mrs. Alton Ktncaid of Richland, Indiana; ten grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. T. H. Pick•rill of Louisville; and two stepsisters, Alma Wall of Owensboro and Mabel Burris of Detroit, Michigan. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Boultinghouae Funeral Home in Roekport, Indiana with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Richland, Indiana. Mickey Lou Goldin Mickey Lou Goldin, 29, of Route 1, Fordsville died Friday, April 1, at her home. She was a native of Ohio County and a member of the Catholic church. Surviving are her mother, Edith Sablan of Route 1, Fordsvtlle; a brother, Milton Goldin Jr. of California; and a grandmother, Ivory Fuqua of Route 1, Fordsville. Services were held at 2 p.m. Munday at the Phillips-Harl Funeral lIome in Fordsville with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ohio County. Hazel Doolin Hazel Doolin, 83, of Route 1, Beaver Dam died Thursday, March 31, at Morgantown. She was born in Butler County and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Hudson Doolin of Route 1, Beaver Dam, Finley Doolin of Jeffersonville, In- diana and Joyce Doolin of Wayne, Michigan; two daughters, Mardell Boswell of Providence and Jewell Leisure of Beaver Dam; 11 grand- children; seven great.grandchildren; a brother, Aaron Shultz of Jef- fersonville, Indiana; and three sisters, Irene Shultz, Wicidiffe Mc- Crocklin and Bunnie Harreld, all of Beaver Dam. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Morgantown. Rhoades infant Brandy Michelle Rhoades, infant daughter of Patsy Rhoades of Hart- ford, died Thursday, March 31, at the Owensboro-Daviesa County Hospital. Other survivors include grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Dean Rhoades of Hartford, and great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry "Duck" Leach of Utica. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Bar- netts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home in Hartford was in charge of arrangements. James C. Johnson James Carlisle Johnson, 34, of Route 2, Utica died Friday, April 1, at his home. He was born in Ohio County. Surviving are two sons, James Carlisle Johnson Jr. and Matthew Earl Johnson, both of Lexington; a daughter, Stacy Johnson of Lexington; parents, Ben Johnson Sr. of Hartford and Carolyn Johnson of Utica; a brother, Ben Johnson Jr. of Utica; and a sister, Ann Ambrose of Utica. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Duke Funeral Home in Hartford with burial in Oak- wood Cemetery, Hartford. Ansel Horsman Ansel Horsman, 81, of 523 Iowa Street, Louisville died at his home Tuesday, March 29. He was a native of Daviess County. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Payne; four daughters, Celestine Pendleton, Helen Poor•, Pearl Ryan and Sue Mann; five sons, Raymond J., Charles, Bernard, Claud and Bill; one sister, Mrs. Kate Payne of Whitesville; 34 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Louisville with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. The Ratterman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Len M. Horton Len M. Horton, Jr., 25, of 926 Pennbrooke Street, Owensboro, died Saturday, April 2, at the Owensboro- Daviess County Hospital from in- juries he received after he jumped from the Ohio River Bridge Tuesday., He was born in Owensboro and attended Calvary Wesleyan Methodiatl Church. .... , Surviving are his father, Len M. Horton Sr. of Beaver Dam; his mother, Wanda Lee Wilson Horton of Owensboro; two brothers, John L. lIorton of Frankfort and Gary Horton of Owensboro; two half brothers, Eddie and Jason Horton, both of Beaver Dam; three half sisters, Toni, Jenny and Sharon Horton, all of Beaver Dam; and his grandmother, Carrie M. Wilson of Owensboro. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Joe M. Davenport Joe M. Davenport, 66, of Route 1, Beaver Dam died Sunday, April 3, at the Hopkins County Hospital in Madisonville. He was born in Ohio County and was a member of the Beaver Dam Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Louise Davenport; a son, Paul Davenport of Centertown; a daughter, Mary Lou Davenport of Beaver Dam; a brother, Flavos Davenport of Hartford; and two sisters, Eunice Ferguson of Beaver Dam and Mrs. Jessie Mc- .- Dougall of Euclid, Ohio. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Beaver Dam. HARTFORD 298-3287 Bob Shoopman Isaac Bowlds Isaac "Ike" Bowlds, 81, of Route 3, Owensboro died Wednesday, March 30, at the Owensboro-Daviess County : .: :: ...... Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of Nickel Ridge I4.oliness ::~: Church. ~:~ Surviving are his wife, Motilla ~ ..... : • Howard Bowlds; a son, Robert C. Bowlds of Covington; two grand- ~ ......... children; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Frances Bartlett of Hartford, Ida Puckett of Owensboro, Verna Tyro and Bessie Puckett, both of Greenville. : ,,,.,., ! Services were held at I p.m. Friday ii! ' April I, at the James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro with ...... ":::: ......... burial in Hicks Cemetery, Sutherland, ..................... Kentucky. ....... ,~. ...... ~ .... Personal Mrs. W. C. Enloe of Roseville, Michigan has returned home after visiting here with Mrs. Jennie Bresso, Mrs. Andy Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. Andy A. Anderson, Hartford. EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article by Eunice Park Mitchell, 2230 S. Stratford Drive, Owensboro, ap- peared in the April 3 edition of the Messenger-Inquirer. The article was prompted by a recent story in the Owensboro newspaper about the questionable future of illinois Cen- traps train service between Owen- sboro and Horse Branch, and reflects on the role of trains 50 years ago in Ohio County. Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Parks of Narrows. She has two sisters currently living in Ohio ~ounty, Mrs',, A~ett ~Williams of Beaver Dam and Mrs. Louise Mc- Pherson of Narrows. As the politicians say, very recently "I viewed with alarm" the Illinois Central's plan to discontinue the train from Owensboro to Horse Branch. My first thought was, "Why that is my old school bus." In the middle and late '20s high schools were few and far between and hard to reach in Ohio County. The fortunate students lived near the little branch line railroad. For many years a heavy contingent of these children boarded the train each morning all the way up the line from Dans Station, to Olaton, to Davidson Station and Narrows heading for Fordsville High School. Names (of the children) that come to my mind are Meador, Graft, Crume, Allen, White, Oiler, Davidson, Harl, Loyal, Park (that' me), Daniel, Sharp, Hardesty, Renfrow -- many others. We were able to buy trip books which cut down considerably on the straight fare. We would ride the trains early in the mornings and then we had two chances of getting home; one around 2 p.m. and if we had a late class then another train would run about 7 p.m. When we had completed lX/2 years of high school the trains "stopped running." They really did not stop running, but for us school kids they did. It was no longer possible to commute to school, so many students either quit school altogether or sat out CENTERTOWN 2324320 Hugh E. Duke, Sr. Ground was broken last week for construction of a new Pizza Hut restaurant adjacent to the Burger aurant in Beaver Dam. The building will be constructed by Associated Construction Service, Bristol, Ten] a tract of land owned by Paxton & Ball, Inc. The building, when completed, will be leased to the Pizza by Paxton & Ball. Pizza Hut is a national chain, with the nearest outlet being in Owensboro. Construction ed to begin by mid-May. Pictured are Vernon "Red" Ball, William H. Thompson, president of the constructio and Rolly Tichenor. their education several years until a closer school was built. The only other way to continue our education was to get "light housekeeping rooms" and stay in town. That is what I did. At the end of three years of my schooling.., it (the railroad) adopted a schedule whereby we could go to school on a freight train and return by passenger train. It accommodated us in a different direction so, instead of finishing high school at my beloved Fordsville with my classmates of three years, we went one year to .... Horse Brancll",' and , md ated there. I can remember very few of the trainmen's names. " Mr. Frank Marcel, Mr. O'Daniel and "Pork Chops" Miller. They were all good and patient men with a cheery "watch your step," "here's your lunch," or "don't forget your books." School attendance was not the only benefit from the train service. The "drummers" came from the trains in a continuous stream, the traveling dentists, and certainly the Methodist and Baptist preachers. I guess most of the canned goods and food came by train. But the only thing I can remember is "light bread" was brought in on Saturdays. Once at least, I remember the IC ran an excursion to Louisville, with round-trip fare $1 per head. Did our family ever enjoy that! We stayed about 10 days and I managed to speak of my travels for many weeks to come. The section crew had a black man working for them, the first black I ever saw. I used to think that was the world's best job (working for the railroad). The big attraction was that they had a keg of ice water all sum- mer. I am of the opinion when something no longer returns a profit, then the service should be discontinued. If this is true of the trains, so be it. The train was our faithful servant for many years. We set our clocks by it, hauled our chickens and eggs to market and educated our children. It was a friend to the community. P DUNDEE 276-3311 Hugh E. Duke, Jr. Basket lunch The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Magan will be having a basket lunch after the morning service Easter Sunday. A gospel singing will follow at 1:30 p.m. featuring the singing Gray Family. The pastor, Rev. John G. Backus invites everyone to come. m Start losing weight to MONEY BACK. MONADEX tablet that will help curb your sire for excess food. Eat less. Contains no dangerotn! and will not make you strenuous exercise. Change yot ... start today. MONADEX $3.25 for a 20 day supply and for tw|ce the amount. Lose or your money will be no questions aaked by: KING DRUGS-Walgreen THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 12 2:00 P.M. CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: 1. Green River Area Plan for Aging and 2. Green River Title Vll Nutrition Proposal The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Green River Area riet OfficeBuilding, Highway 60 West, Owensboro. Kentucky. Thepublic at large and specifically the elderly living in the counties of Daviess, HancOCg, Henderson, McLean, Ohm, Union, and Webster are invited to attend. Questions, com~'~ •mts and sugeestionswill be entertained at this time. :' ~ £ Copies of the Area Plan on Aging and the Title VI1 Nutrition Proposal may be obtai~eo I by phoning: PAT GIBSON - 827-5305 or NELDA BARNETT - 9264433 munlty , l)on sored By R ice Drugs, IC. APRIL 9: Teachers will be at Ohio County schools from 8 a.m. to noon for parent-teacher conferences. APRIL 9: The Liberty Belles. Homemakers Club will have a plant and bake sale downtown Beaver Dam beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. APRIL 9: A community Easter egg hunt will be held at the Centertown Baptist Church at 2 p.m.- APRIL 11: Lizzie Ford Chapter No. 416, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartford Masonic Hall for a regular meeting and friendship night. Deputy Grand Matron Doris Middieton and Deputy Grand Patron James Lewis will be honored. Patricia Killman, Worthy Matron will preside. Members are urged to attend and visitors are welcome. APRIL 12: The Ohio County Public Library District Board of Trustees will meet in the conference room of the library. APRIL 13: The No Homemakers will meet 10:30 a.m. at the No Homemakers Club House. APRIL 19: The T Homemakers will meet Mrs. Pauline Davenport. APRIL 21: Otha Homemakers will meet at the home of Mrs. James APRIL 21: The Beaver will meet at 7 p.m. In "The Week of the grades I through 3, art work will be on display. are urged to attend. APRIL 26: The Ohio Golf Association will at the Ohio County ladies interested in coming season are tend. Call 298-7100 to report your Community Calendar a ••••••••••••••eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee•e Beaver Dam, Kentucky Embry Valley Shopping Center - 274-3318 Medical Arts - 2744892 t