A Few Obituaries From Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church

IMG_9104Alex Kirkland, born January 10, 1833, died October 20, 1918.  Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Mercer County, Kentucky.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, October 25, 1918

Mr. Alex Kirkland, one of the best known citizens of the west end, died Sunday at the home of his son, Mr. Thomas Kirkland, near Dixville. Death was due to the infirmities of age, deceased being in his 87th year. He had been a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church for many years, and no man in his community stood higher. He is survived by three children — Messrs. Thomas and Lee Kirkland, of this county, and Mrs. Smith Cox, of Perryville. The interment took place in Bethel churchyard.

IMG_9105J. D. Comingo, born December 11, 1831, died June 26, 1904.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, June 30, 1904

John Comingo, Sr., an aged and highly respected citizen, died at his home near this place Sunday of a complication of diseases. He is survived by five children, Mr. John Comingo, Jr., Mrs. Ella Neff, Mrs. Laura Alderson, Mrs. Omer Tewmy and Mrs. Jane Carr. The funeral was conducted the following day by Rev. J.C. Gilliam, after which the remains were laid to rest in Bethel Cemetery to await the resurrection mourn.

IMG_9115Charles B. Cannon, December 20, 1856 – August 13, 1901.  Mollie, his wife, January 22, 1857 – February 16, 1923.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Thursday, August 15, 1901

Mr. C. B. Cannon, aged 46, died Tuesday after a month’s illness of typhoid fever, at his home near Dixville. He leaves a wife and seven children, besides many close relatives in the county. He was a half-brother of Mr. D. B. Chatham and was one of the best liked men in his section. The funeral was preached at Bethel yesterday at 10 a.m., by Rev. Gilliam, and interment took place in the adjoining grave yard.

IMG_9129Carrie M. Russell, April 21, 1861 – June 7, 1932.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, June 24, 1932


Miss Carrie Russell, aged 72 years, was buried a few days ago in the cemetery at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian church.  She was brought here from Crowthersville, Ind., where she died after a long illness at the home of a relative.

IMG_9146James E. Comingo, June 24, 1854 – August 27, 1938.  Mattie A., his wife, January 10, 1847 – March 28, 1910.

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, April 8, 1910

Last Monday night Mrs. James Comingo, a well known and much beloved woman, died at her home near Harrodsburg after a lingering illness with spinal trouble. She was sixty-three years of age, and a devout member of the Bethel Church, where her funeral services were held Wednesday morning by Rev. J. M. Roddy, and the interment was in the burying ground of the churchyard. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Mrs. Cecil Vandivier and Mr. Carl Comingo.

IMG_9147Cornelia, wife of J. W. Wickersham, December 7, 1870 – September 18, 1912.  ‘Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

from The Harrodsburg Herald, Mercer County, Kentucky

Friday, September 20, 1912

Mrs. John Wickersham, a well known lady of Nevada, died Wednesday morning after a long illness of tuberculosis. She was about forty years of age and a consecrated Christian. The funeral was held yesterday morning at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian church, where she had been a devoted member. Mr. John C. VanArsdall conducted the service. Besides her husband she leaves seven children.




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