Hardin County


Belt, Marion

In Memory of Uncle Marion Belt, son of Capt. Jonathan Belt. An old veteran of the Cross gone to his reward is the person of John Marion Belt. He was born March 1, 1848, died October 2, 1916; aged 68 years, 7 months, and 1 day.
The funeral was conducted by Eld. J.R. Palmer in the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives. The body was laid to rest in Peters Creek Cemetery October 3, to await the resurrection of the just.
He was married to Lucy Palmer October 22, 1869 by Asa Foster, Justice of the Peace. To this union was given 5 sons and 1 daughter and 2 sons passed away many years ago, leaving one half the family to battle with life a little while longer.
Uncle Marion professed a hope in Christ and was baptized in the Baptist Church at Peters Creek 4th Sunday in August 1889. He never feared or faltered in his religious warfare.............I would say to his children and relatives look on the bright side and model yourselves by his example; his life should be an example to all who knew him.
A sypathizing friend,
Jodie Palmer

Fritts, Ollie

Ollie James Fritts, son of Ezra and Sadie Fritts, was born Nov. 18th, 1913; departed this life May 3rd, 1916, of bronchial pneumonia.
Little Ollie was a bright and lovable child and was loved by all who knew him. Although small he bore his sickness without a murmur or fret. Apparently knowing that his time on earth was spent, he called his parents to the bed and kissed them a last sad good-bye. He was a child of more than ordinary intelligence. On the day following his death he was brought to the cemetery at Central and there in the presence of a congregation of sympathizing friends the last sad rites were administered by the write and Rev. R.J. Reed. He was buried by the side of his little sister who had preceded him to the grave about six months ago.
Rev. Jonas Spivey

Lackey, Manerva

Manerva Lackey, daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Hughes, was born at Peters Creek in Hardin County, November 28, 1860. She died at her home near Cave-in-Rock at the age of 82 years 11 months and 21 days, living her whole life in the county of her birth.
On Feb. 4, 1877, she was united in marriage to William Lackey. To this union were born 4 children. One son died in infancy, a 2nd son, Charley, died February 2, 1903. Her husband also preceded her in death.
There are left to mourn her death: a daughter, Mrs. Neal Northern, of Cave-in-Rock; one son, Robert Franklin Lackey, of Oklahoma; one grandson, Robert Dean Northern, of Cave in Rock; several other relatives and many friends.
In early life Mrs. Lackey professed faith in Our Lord at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Cave-in-Rock.
Independent, 02 Dec 1943

Shetler, Sebastian

Sebastian Shetler, 47 years old, an employee of the I.C. railroad shope, died at his home, 829 South Sixth Street, at 2:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon of pneumonia after a short illness. he formery resided in Ill. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Effie Shetler; two sons, Walter and Gordon Shetler; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Coleman, of Shawneetown, Ill. He was a member of the Catholic Church. The funeral will be held from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning, the Rev. H.A. Connolly officiating, and burial will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery - The Paducah Evening Sun. Mr. Sheltler formerly lived in Rosiclare and has many relatives and friends in this County; he was a cousin of Mrs. C.B. Humm of Idle Hour Farm. The Independent extends sympathy to the bereaved. 25 Apr 1918

Thornton, Minnie A.

She was the daughter of Wiley and Loucretia Daymon; was born March 25th, 1875 and departed this life at 10:00 o'clock, PM, Thursday, May 11th, 1916. Her illness of pneumonia fever was of a week duration. She was married to John A. Thornton of Cave-In-Rock, IL. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, ___ children, Electa, age 13; Willis, ___ ___; Theopolis [Dick] aged 8; a ____ two brothers and a sister, Mrs. ____ Frayser, besides other kindred and a host of friends. The funeral was held in their home by Rev. J.S. Rowe, of Sturgis, KY. Prayer by Rev. Ottis Dimick. She was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery north of Cave-In-Rock. Her cousin, Evangeline

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