Stone - Mortis Family Obituaries

Taken from the Morning Gleaner, Henderson, Ky. Thursday, April 18, 1940:
Mrs. Ernest Stone Is Taken by Death

Mrs. Ernest Stone (Charlotte Pauline Watson) 43, Henderson, Ky. Route #1, died at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Deaconess hospital in Evansville,  Ind. after an illness of a week(child birth fever) baby born dead.

Born in Ohio County, Mrs. Stone lived in Union County for about 20 years  before moving here. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Luvenia Baize Watson Henson, Henderson, two  sons, Grover and Elvis; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Goben; four sisters, Mrs. Goldie Combest, Mrs. Gracie Combest and Mrs. Luvenia Combest, Henderson, and Mrs. Ora Foster, Robards, and a brother Dewey Watson, Henderson. Two
grandchildren, Doris Eugene Goben and Lottie Mae Stone.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of a  daughter(should be sister), Mrs. Goldie Combest, 136 Cottage Avenue, the Rev. J. Harris, of Evansville, officiating. Burial will be in Fairmont cemetery.

Pallbearers will be, Jimmy Haynes, Roy Tapp, Albert Goben, Edward Hulsey and
Omar Jenkins.

Henderson Gleaner, June 27, 1974
Ernest Stone

Ernest Stone, 79 of 630 Fifth St., died at 12:05 Wednesday at Community  Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Goben Mortis of Henderson; two sons, Grover of Henderson and Elvis of Kirkwood, Mo. 10 grandchildren, Lottie  Mae Stone Blanford, Dorthy Naomi Stone Sauer, Eugene, Ronnie and Jimmy Neal Stone, Margaret Stone Holmes and Doris Eugene Goben and Carolyn Ann Goben
Williams, Brenda Gayle Mortis Imboden; a sister, Mrs. Zola Wilson of Corydon;
two brothers, Herman of Morganfield and Frank of Pride.

Services will be at 1 PM Saturday at Tapp funeral home with Rev. Lyman Smith  Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmont cemetery.

Henderson Gleaner Journal, May 10, 1060
Mrs. Annie Bell Stone

Mrs. Annie Bell Gish Stone, 60, 506 Eighth St., died at 4:15 PM Sunday at her home.
Surviving are the husband, Ernest Stone; two sons, (stepsons)Grover and Elvis; a daughter,(stepdaughter) Mrs. R.L.Mortis, Henderson: 10 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Lawerence Shirkey, Mrs.Ben Beard, Mrs. Vina Perrin and Mrs. Odel Sawyer all of Henderson.

The body is at the Tapp funeral home, where funeral will be held at 2 pm today, the Rev. Lyman Smith Allen officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood cemetery.

Pall bearers: Carlos Logston, James Watson, James Despain, Doris Goben, R.L.  Mortis and Odel Sawyer.

Taken from the Star Banner, Ocala, Fl. Oct. 16,1996:
Marion county:

Mortis (Bob), R.L. Funeral services for Mr. Mortis, 75, who died Sunday  morning at 6:45 am, will be held a 10:00am on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996 at  Jennings-Archway Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Mike Patton conducting the  services. Burial will be in Good Sheperd Cemetery under the direction of  Jennings-Archway. Family will receive friends Tues. Oct. 15, 1996 from 2-4  and 6-8pm. Body will be laid to rest at Good Sheperd Mausoleum.

Taken from The Gleaner, Henderson, Ky.

Blanche May Mortis, 78 died at 6:50 am, Saturday, Dec. 13, 1997, at Community Methodist Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Williams of  Henderson and Brenda Gayle Hunton of Ft. Myers, Fl.; a son Gene Goben of  Spokane, Wa.; a brother, Grover Stone of Henderson, nine grandchildren, Steve
Allen Imboden and Crystal Faith Imboden McRae of Ft. Myers, Fl. Janet  Williams Hoover of Lexington, Karen Williams and Eric Williams of Henderson.

Gene, Dean, Gregory and Tammy Goben of Spokane, Wa., 12 great grandchildren,  nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 am. Tuesday at Rudy Rowland Funeral Home. Dr. Bill Paterson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairmont cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-8 pm Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gleaner, Henderson
Bill Mortis( should be Will)
Funeral services for Bill(Will) Mortis, 68, Sturgis, who was slain Thursday,
Oct. 17, 1957, by a 14 year old Henderson boy on the streets of Sturgis, will
be held at 1:30 pm today at the Tapp funeral home here. The Reverend Ira
Hargis will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood cemetery.
Henderson Gleaner and Journal, Friday, October 18, 1957
Youth Held After Fatal Shooting
Willie Sawyer, 14, Shoots as Father Beaten

A 14 year old Henderson youth is in jail in Morganfield today held on an open  charge after allegedly shooting and killing Will Mortis, Sturgis, during an argument yesterday afternoon.

The boy, Willie Sawyer, was jailed along with his father, Bill Henderson  Sawyer, who was involved in a violent fight with the victim in front of Bill's grocery, ninth street in Sturgis about 3:30 yesterday afternoon and  his mother.

According to Sturgis Police Chief Ernest Hina, the elder Sawyer and Mortis had gotten into an argument and Mortis struck Sawyer several times in the head with a hammer.

Sawyer Treated

Sawyer, a poultry truck driver, was hospitalized for treatment of head wounds and released.

Chief Hina said he drove to the scene of the fight after he was informed by telephone of the trouble and found two cars parked in the road in front of Bill's grocery. As soon as he had parked his car, he said he heard a shot and
spotted the boy with the gun. He said the youth had the second chamber of the  double - barrel shotgun cocked and was ready to fire again when he snatched the gun away from him.

Mortis was slumped on the rear steps of the home of the owner of the grocery  store, Bill Wallace, with most of his right arm torn away and his right side blasted open by the shot.

Dead on arrival

He was rushed to Sturgis hospital by ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

According to one version of what happened, Mortis went to the car to get the shotgun and the boy took it away from him, but another version had it that the boy went to the car and got the gun. The point will be established at the inquest to be held today in Sturgis, Chief Hina said. The Sawyers also have an 11 year old daughter living here.

Gleaner, Henderson Obituaries
Mrs. Nola Catherine Mortis

Mrs. Nola C. Mortis, 83, of 817 Kleymeyer Ave. died at 9:45 pm. Wednesday, May 3, 1972, at Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

She is survived by three daughters, Beatrice Yates and Mrs. Pearline Craddock  both of Henderson and Mrs. Dorthy Yates of Great Falls, Mont. Two sons, Ernest Mortis, Corydon and R.L.(Bob) of Dixon. 18 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Also surviving is a sister Mrs. Margaret Corbin, of Phoenix, Ariz. Three  brothers, Jock Moman of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Zed Moman of Sturgis and Renzey Moman of Morganfield.

Arrangements will be made today at Tapp funeral home. Burial will be in
Fernwood Cemetery.

My Family, Brenda Gayle Mortis Imboden Hunton

Brenda Gayle Stubblefield

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