Monday, February 25, 2008

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Manhattan Mercury, The (KS)-February 12, 2007

Paul Eugene McCarthy

Paul Eugene McCarthy, Ph.D., 85, of Manhattan, died Friday, Feb. 9, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

The family provided some of the following information.

He was born on April 18, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Frank Eugene and Vera Glee (Newell) McCarthy.

Mr. McCarthy served in the United States Army Signal Corps during WWII as a second lieutenant. He was stationed in the Philippines and South Pacific.

Mr. McCarthy graduated from North High School in Des Moines and received his bachelor of arts and master of fine arts from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Texas. He was an American Literature Professor/Melville scholar and had taught at Iowa State University, University of Texas, University of Idaho, University of North Dakota and the University of Alabama, prior to joining the faculty at K-State in 1967. He retired from K-State in 1991.

Mr. McCarthy held professional memberships in the Publication of Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, and The Melville Society. He was the author of two books: John Steinbeck and The Twisted Mind: Madness in Herman Melville's Fiction and a contributor of numerous articles to academic journals, including the Emerson Society Quarterly. He was currently working on an autobiography titles Let Bygones, Be Bygones.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Retired Officers Association, the NAACP, the ACLU, and Common Cause.

Mr. McCarthy enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, book collecting, photography, keeping fit, politics, archeology, anthropology, study of the mind, animals, and sports - especially K-State Wildcats and Iowa Hawkeyes - and had a wonderful sense of humor.

He married Phyllis E. Niemann on Aug. 29, 1948, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Nortonville. Mrs. McCarthy survives of the home. Additional survivors include five children, Patricia Ann McCarthy Metzler and her husband Steven of Lawrence; Susan Elaine McCarthy and her husband Bill James of Boston, Mass., formerly of Lawrence; James Michael McCarthy and his wife Darla of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Thomas Eugene McCarthy and his wife Laurel of Dundee, Iowa; and Marybeth McCarthy Cwycyshyn and her husband David of Lake Orion, Mich.; four siblings, Molly Claire McCarthy of Kapolei, Hawaii; Michael McCarthy of Las Vegas, Nev.; Virginia Hildreth of Cumming, Iowa; and Jack Daily of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Carver and her husband Jerry of Topeka, and Ruth Niemann of Rushville, Mo.; and 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Scott, Paul and Peter Metzler; Rachel McCarthy James, Isaac, and Reuben James; Natalie and John McCarthy, Adele, and Nathaniel McCarthy; and A!
nne, Nicholas, and Bryan Cwycyshyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-parents, and four brothers and sisters, Terrance McCarthy, Max Fogel, Norma Damiani, and Patrick McCarthy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Michael Ide officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery with full military honors.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hale Library at K-State, the Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library, or the local library of your choice. The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, 66502, is handling arrangements.

Mary Georgia

"Dutch" Monnat

Mary Georgia "Dutch" Monnat, 87, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Meadowlark Hills/Collins Landing, Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

She was born Sept. 16, 1919, on the family farm, near Hanover, the daughter of John Henry Hellman and Mary Alice Lane Hellman. She grew up in the Hanover and Barnes areas of Kansas and attended the local schools. She had also attended a business school in St. Joseph, Mo.

She was united in marriage to Francis J. "Frank" Monnat on Nov. 8, 1944 at Manhattan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000.

While following her husband's construction career, Mrs. Monnat lived in Croghan, N.Y. and other communities for many years. In 1979, they retired and moved back to Manhattan to live permanently.

She was a homemaker and had been a longtime member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church and the Altar Society, Manhattan.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Monnat was preceded in death by two infant children; her parents; three brothers, John, Cyril and George Hellman; and two sisters, Theta Kathleen Hoppenstedt Robbins and Janet Elisabeth Mengers.

Survivors include a daughter, Colleen J. Scroggin, Manhattan; a son, Gerald F. "Jerry" Monnat, and his wife Donna Phillips, Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Sean Monnat, Jackson, Mo., Colin Monnat, St. Louis, Mo., and Michael and Eryn Scroggin, both of Siloam Springs, Ark.; and two great grandsons, Kobi and Isak Scroggin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan, with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Hanover.

A Vigil and Rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association and left in care of the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to

Norman Lee Bosse

Norman Lee Bosse, 75, of Wamego, formerly of Wheaton, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

The family provided some of the following information.

Norman was born Aug. 5, 1931 south of Wheaton, the son of Richard and Augusta Marten Bosse. He attended local schools and graduated in 1949 from Wheaton Rural High School. He then served in the U.S. Army.

Norman was a farmer/stockman on the family farm south of Wheaton. From 1984 until 2002, he also was a rural mail carrier. He moved to Wamego in 2001. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton and then Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego.

Norman married Margieanne Figge on July 28, 1957 in Wheaton. She survives of their home. He is also survived by two daughters, Nadalie Bosse and her husband, Larry Nettles of Leawood, and Belinda Hoover and her husband, Thomas of Lawrence; a son, Lanny Bosse and his wife Nancy of Wamego; two sisters, Delverna Wahl of Wamego, and Loleta Larsen and her husband, Neil, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; two brothers, Marvin Bosse and his wife, Wilma, and Orlin Bosse and his wife, Loretta, both of Wheaton; a grandson, Mitchell Lee Bosse and three step-grandsons, Mike Hoover, Lance Hoover and his wife, Amy, and Sean Hoover and his wife, Jess; and a great-granddaughter, Makenzie Hoover. He was preceded in death by a sister Aldene Bosse.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego. Rev. Jim Mayes will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Luke Lutheran South Cemetery near Wheaton. Mr. Bosse will lie-in-state starting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego, where the family will greet friends from 6 until 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral. com.

Marian "Freddie" Cree

Marian "Freddie" Cree, 84, of Clay Center, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center.

She was born Nov. 4, 1922 at Clay Center.

She was raised in Clay Center and graduated from Clay County and graduated from Clay County Community High School in 1940. She married Morton Cree on Nov. 11, 1942. She worked as a secretary at Hutchinson Manufacturing in Clay Center. She also worked at the Lincoln School Library. She was active in her bridge club and the Little St. Andrews golf tournament at the Clay Center Country Club. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clay Center.

Mrs. Cree was preceded in death by her husband on June 22, 1973. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan; and a brother, Pete.

Survivors include a grandson, Kevin Carlson of Kansas City, Mo.; a granddaughter, Heather Miller of Cady, Texas; a son-in-law and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Chapel in Clay Center. Minister will be Pastor Jim Miller and Pastor Glenn Tombaugh. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. There will be a visitation from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln School Library and those may be sent in care of the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 7th St., Clay Center, 67432. Online condolences can be made at

Herman A. Stelter

Herman A. Stelter, 92, of Onaga, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Golden Acres Nursing Home in Onaga.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by Kufahl Funeral Home in Wheaton.

Mr. Stelter is survived by his wife, Marjorie.

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Record Number: 1181EEB3F5A064C0
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Notice for Marisa Joy Williams

Message: Marisa Joy Williams 1989 - 2008 Marisa Joy Williams, 18, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, as a result of an automobile accident. Marisa was born Aug. 17, 1989, in Panama City, a daughter of Charles and Donna Toole Williams. Marisa was a graduate of Bay High School and Gulf Coast Community College. She was a student at the University of Central Florida, where she majored in technical theatre. She loved people and animals and had a genuine love for life. Marisa had been involved in scouting and modeling. She was a member of Springfield Methodist Church. Her family remembers her as always having a smile on her face and a wonderful impact on everyone she met. She was unselfish and giving and never met a stranger. Left to cherish her memories are her parents, Charles and Donna Williams of Lynn Haven; two brothers, David "Bubba" Jeffrey and his wife, Kristin, of Panama City and Joshua Jeffrey of Fountain, Fla.; one sister, Amy Barry and her husband, Russ, of Raiford, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Robert and Teri Toole of Orange Park, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Daylon and Pat Williams of Panama City; paternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Hardy of Bonifay, Fla.; one nephew, Noah Jeffrey of Panama City; two nieces, Ashley Jeffrey of Raiford, Fla., and Melody Jeffrey of West Linn, Ore.; one aunt, Debbie Toole of Loganville, Ga.; and two cousins, Gabby and Brittnay Herlugson. Marisa also leaves behind her best friend, Nathan Simmons, and his family of Panama City, as well as countless friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Betty Scroggin. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in the chapel of Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Ferguson presiding. Entombment will follow in the Forest Lawn Chapel of Love Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be David Jeffrey, Joshua Jeffrey, Nathan Simmons, Bob Miley, J.V. Stevens and Eric Adams. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Panama City, Fla. 32405 2403 Harrison Ave. 763-4694 Published in the Panama City News Herald on 2/25/2008.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Notice for Addie Irene "Mamoo" Ford

Message: [16923] Addie Irene "Mamoo" Ford ATHENS - Services for Addie Irene Ford "Mamoo," 89, Athens, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. John Green officiating. Burial will be in Wear Cemetery, Henderson County. Mrs. Ford died Feb. 19, 2008, in an Athens hospital. She was born Oct. 29, 1918, in Kemp to the late James Gus and Annie Laura Scroggins Hice. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roosevelt Ford. Survivors include her son, Jerry D. Ford, Cross Roads; daughters, Patricia Kirksey, Malakoff, Linda Mingus, Athens, Glenda Delli, Amarillo, and Rachel Dotson, Tyler; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15186, Austin, 78761. Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 2/20/2008.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Notice for Brenda Cheryle Blackerby

Message: [sister of Betty Scroggins] Brenda Cheryle Blackerby BLACKERBY, BRENDA CHERYLE, age 63 of Jasper, AL, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008. She was a member of New Canaan Baptist Church in Jasper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Louise Watson; step father, Frank Ward; brother, Jack Watson; sister, Benita Spradlin; and son-in-law, Chuck Sparks. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Blackerby of Jasper; her children, Sherri Sparks of Jasper, Lisa Wells and husband, Judge Jim Wells of Jasper, David Blackerby and wife Leigh Ann of Jasper, and Nita Sherer and husband Matt of Pascagoula, MS; her sisters, Betty Scroggins of Bessemer, Debra Grammar and husband, Terry of Athens; grandchildren, Brett and Beth Sparks, Jesse, Samuel and Anna Wells, Corey Blackerby, and Savannah and Mattison Sherer; and host of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Kilgore-Green Chapel with burial in Oakhill Cemetery. Bill Martin and Fritz Harter officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Published in The Birmingham News on 2/18/2008.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Notice for Rolando Fausto Carbonell

Message: Rolando Fausto Carbonell CARBONELL, Rolando Fausto, 91, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 12, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eulalia Carbonell. Born in Havana, Cuba, November 19, 1916, to Bartolome Carbonell and Enriqueta Gastardi, our father leaves behind his loving daughter, Aida Rasco (William); son, Rolando Carbonell Jr.; daughter, Martha Delgado (Dennis); six grandchildren, Mykell Del Rosal (Danny), Kimberly Guy, Rick Carbonell (Denise), Deana Callison (Jim) Denise Scroggins (Bryan) and Michelle Delgado; five great- grandchildren; and a twin brother, Ruben Carbonell. Our father brought us from Cuba in 1960 to escape the communist regime of Fidel Castro, to give his family a better life, and for that we will be eternally grateful. In Cuba, our father was general manager and buyer for Flogar Department Stores and California Shoes. When coming here, he worked extremely hard and finally became manager of Red Cross Shoe Store in downtown Tampa. From there, he went on to being the owner of his first of five shoe stores, later called Mr. C' s Red Cross Shoe Stores, which he founded in 1974. Later, along with his son, he worked until 1998. His son continued the legacy. Our father loved music and singing. He and our mother would serenade to each other when they were dating and throughout our lives. There was always music and singing in our house. Our father, along with our mother, sang in the choir at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Incarnation Catholic Church. How he loved music! Papa go be with Mami in peace. There will be a memorial Mass at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Words of comfort may be expressed at Published by on 2/13/2008.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Paper: Salina Journal, The (KS)
Deceased: Gene Peck
Date: February 7, 2008

BIG FORK, Ark. -- Gene Peck, 90, Big Fork, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.

Born April 13, 1917, in Ottawa County, Kansas, he worked for Santa Fe Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene; his second wife, Illa Thompson Peck.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Lonnie Jean Dumiak of Sumter, S.C., and Linda Sue Scroggins of Big Fork; a stepdaughter, Sharon Edwards of Big Fork; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Big Fork Baptist Church. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Bennington Cemetery. Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, Mena, Ark., is handling arrangements.

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Page: A4

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Paper: Southwest Times Record (Fort Smith, AR)
Deceased: Gene Peck
Date: February 6, 2008

BIG FORK - Gene Peck, 90, of Big Fork died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in his home. He was born April 13, 1917, in Ottawa County, Kan. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad, was a volunteer weather agent for the National Weather Service in Big Fork and the widower of Irene Peck and Illa Peck.

Local memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Big Fork Baptist Church under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home of Mena. A graveside service will be Feb. 14 at Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Kan.

He is survived by two daughters, Lonnie Dumiak of Sumter, S.C., and Linda Scroggins of Big Fork; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Section: Obituaries

Copyright (c) 2008 Southwest Times Record

Monday, February 11, 2008

Notice for Sandra Dian Kemp

Message: Sandra Dian Kemp KEMP, SANDRA DIAN, age 57, of Edgewater, passed away Friday, February 8, 2008. Graveside services will be Monday at 2:00 pm at Village Falls Cemetery in Mulga. Rev. Bud Thomason will officiate. Visitation is Monday from 11:30-1:30 at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Kemp; daughter, Candace Lambert; and son, Wesley Sterling, all of Edgewater; grandchildren, Tristan, Preston, Samantha and Chris; great grandchild, Peyton; brother, Eugene Wrenn of Edgewater; and sister, Bonnie Scroggins of Texas. New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora directing 648-2323. Published in The Birmingham News on 2/11/2008.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Melvin Earl Tingle
Bulletin, The (Bend, OR)-December 8, 2007

May 18, 1917 ? Dec. 4, 2007
Melvin Earl Tingle, of Madras, died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 90.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Madras.

Mr. Tingle was born May 18, 1917, in Miller, S.D., the son of Willis and Mae (Scroggins) Tingle. He married Aletha Tingle on Feb. 4, 1939, in Nampa, Idaho.

Mr. Tingle was a farmer. He was affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Central Oregon Shrine Club and the Masonic Lodge.

He enjoyed playing cards, golf, riding four-wheelers and spending time with friends and family. He moved to Central Oregon in 1946.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dennis, of Madras; a brother, Omar, of Springville, Calif.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and a brother.

Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Section: Death Notices

Record Number: 20071208_news05_712080346
Copyright (c) 2007, The Bulletin, Bend OR, Western Communiations Inc.

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Marriages and divorces
World, The (Coos Bay, OR)-January 12, 2008

The following couples have filed for marriage licenses at the clerk's office at the clerk's office at the Coos County Courthouse in Coquille:
* Steven J. Metz and Cecelia Finley, both of Coos Bay;

* Benjamin D. Hodges and Amy L. Scroggins, both of Coos Bay;

* David Whinery, of Coos Bay and Megan K. Ryan,of Springfield;

* Bracken Nelson and Brittney Dewalt, both of Coos Bay;

* Rolando Sanchez and Amanda M. Smith, both of Myrtle Point; and

* Dennis B. Kinney, of Coos Bay and Dianne E. McCauley, of North Bend.

The following people have filed for divorces at the clerk's office at the Coos County Courthouse:

* Salvador Barron, of Myrtle Point and Joy Barron, of Myrtle Point;

* Michael J. Hayes, of North Bend and Frances J. Hayes, of Coos Bay;

* David E. Hoskins, of Bandon and Joyce M. Hoskins, of Hillsboro;

* Ronald Robinson, of North Bend and Teresa Robinson, of North Bend;

* Carl F. Stark, of Coos Bay and Mary V. Stark, of Coos Bay; and

* Scott Wakefield, of Corpus Christi, Texas and Sherry Wakefield, of Coquille.

Section: Public Records

Record Number: bw/raw/articles/2008/01/12/public_records/weddings/doc478848f67c511688117523.txt
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Saturday, February 09, 2008

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Paper: Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS)
Deceased: Roy E. Spriggs
Date: February 2, 2008

Roy Ernest Spriggs 98 of rural Pittsburg passed away at 11:45 am, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Mt Carmel Regional Medical Center of Pittsburg, Kansas, following a short illness.

He was born February 20, 1909 in rural West Mineral, Kansas, one of 12 children born to Joel Etra Spriggs and Bertha Estelle Hamblin-Spriggs.

He attended Myram Country School. As a boy he loved to fish and hunt. During the winter he would hunt rabbits and muskrats, trapping the muskrats and shooting the rabbits through the head so as not to make holes in the pelts. His older brothers always wanted Roy to go hunting with them because he could climb like a monkey and run like a deer. Roy would climb the trees to get raccoons and crawl into culverts to get skunks. Growing up he did a lot of cultivating, always cultivating bare footed. He would stand on the back of the mule drawn cultivator and use his toes to pull weeds that the cultivator missed. He enjoyed watching ducks swim on the pond. When a baby duck went under the water and did not resurface or a grown duck started swimming in circles and leaning to one side, he knew the culprit was a turtle. Roy would swim out to the duck, go under water and rescue the duck from the mouth of the turtle. As a teenager he got a job dragging the roads. He would drag 5 to 6 mile!
s of road with horses, dragging two 2" x 12" planks. Each plank was 12 to 14 feet long. It would take Roy one full day to drag all 5 to 6 miles of road. This was done 2 to 3 times a month, depending on the weather. His wages was around $1 (one dollar) a day. Roy seldom drank milk with his meals. He drank most of his milk when he milked the cows, by hand, morning and night. About a quart of milk would not fit into the buckets and he would drink that amount from the bucket so he could finish milking the cows. As a child he got oranges and a stick of candy for Christmas. One year he got a pair of shoes but his favorite childhood Christmas was the year he got a little pocket knife along with the oranges and candy. As a child his illnesses were treated with syrup of onion juice, sugar was stirred into onion juice until the sugar melted. Sips of this was used to treat coughing, sore throats, congestion plus other illnesses they didn't have treatment for. Tobacco smoke puffed into!
the ear gave immediate relief to an earache. Flannel cloth saturated
with turpentine was applied to the chest for croup. If the croup continued, swallowing a lump of sugar with a couple drops of turpentine was a sure cure. Ring worm was treated by rubbing the husk of a walnut on the ring worm. The seven year itch, now known as scabies, was treated by bathing in the water used to douse plow shears in when sharpening and tempering the steel of the plow shears.

He was united in marriage to Mary Jeannette Wright, June 1, 1933, at the Methodist Parsonage in Cherokee, Kansas; she survives at home.

He is a member of Beulah Community Church.

Around 1937 P&M (Pittsburg and Midway) Mining Company wanted to mine for coal and bought much of the farm land around West Mineral. Roy moved his family from rural West Mineral to rural Pittsburg where he was a life long farmer, enjoying the simplicity of rural life always ready to help anyone or anything; helping a neighbor farmer get their hay baled before a rain, rescuing a fallen baby bird back into its nest, carrying a new born calf from the pasture into the warmth of the barn during a cold winter storm. His love for all creatures great and small was instilled in his daughters at a very young age. He farmed during the day and worked in the coal mines at night. He alway tried to get one strip of ground plowed before the sun went down, Tom and Jerry, his team of mules did not have lights, so he could continue plowing by the light of the moon seeing the difference in color of the freshly turned soil he knew where to plow. His love of fishing followed him into later life, h!
e and his brother Ray Spriggs built a cabin in Golden, Missouri prior to the establishment of Table Rock Lake. After the filling of Table Rock Lake he and his family enjoyed unmeasurable hours of fishing and boating on Table Rock Lake at Spriggs' Twin Coves.

Additional survivors include 2 daughters: Vicki Rae Spriggs-Bateman of Pittsburg, Kansas, Sharon Kay Spriggs-Perry and her husband Roy of Golden, Missouri; brother Ray Spriggs and his wife Hazel of of Pittsburg, Kansas; two grand-daughters Cindy Ulery-Bole and her husband Brad of Columbus, Kansas, Stephanie Bateman of Olathe, Kansas, four grandsons Michael Ulery and Craig Bateman of Pittsburg, Kansas, Brian Perry and his wife Christine of Helena, Montana, Jeff Perry and his wife Stephanie of Forth Worth, Texas, three great grandsons Nicholas and Alex Bole and Devin Ulery.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter, six brothers and 4 sisters; Infant son: Billy Dean Spriggs in1938, Daughter: Judith Ann Spriggs-Ulery in 2007,

Sisters: Lelah Sullinger, Lula Ziegler, Lola Scroggins, Golda Crain, Brothers: William Spriggs , Oscar Spriggs, Three month old Baby Boy Spriggs, Luther Spriggs, Lee Spriggs, and Ross Spriggs

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday (Feb. 4) at the Brenner Mortuary with Rev. Murray Balk officiating. Burial will follow in the Girard Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers the family ask expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to Beulah Community Church and/or Mt Carmel Regional Medical Center . Memorials may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. 4th St., Pittsburg, Kansas.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg.

Author: The Morning Sun
Section: OBITS

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Paper: Albuquerque Journal (NM)
Deceased: Margaret Elizabeth Scroggins
Date: February 4, 2008

Margaret Elizabeth Scroggins, born October 3, 1917, passed away February 2, 2008. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 764-9663

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Paper: Longview News-Journal (TX)
Deceased: Troy Campbell
Date: February 6, 2008

PITTSBURG - Services for Troy Campbell, 83, of Scroggins, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2008, at Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Glossup and the Rev. Joe Bass officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery of Franklin County. Mr. Campbell died February 4, 2008, in Winnsboro.

Born September 1, 1924, in Franklin County, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II, retired from Lone Star Steel, a Mason, Shriner and member of New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Loraine Campbell; daughters, Cathy Bullard, Toni Romans, Pam Borne and Glenda Hedger; brother, John M. "Bud" Campbell; and sister, Maureen Munn. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Section: Free Obituary

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Notice for Margaret A. Urich

Message: Margaret A. Urich MARGARET A. URICH Born: Nov. 26, 1919; in Batavia Died: Feb. 7, 2008; in St. Charles She enjoyed square dancing with her husband BATAVIA - Margaret A. Urich, 88, of Batavia, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles. She was born Nov. 26, 1919, in Batavia, to Carl and Mae (Hanosh) Nelson. She was united in marriage to Arnold John George Urich. She was employed by Furnas Electric for several years before retirement. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she was active in the church choir and a member of Ladies Aid. She enjoyed square dancing with her husband. She also had a green thumb with a passion for yard work and gardening. She leaves behind many fond memories for her family and friends, who will miss her dearly. She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Patrick) Scroggins of Batavia and Darlene Troutt of Gladstone, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; Scott, Jay and Jon Urich, Robert, Sean, Nathan and Matthew Troutt, and Jennifer Giese, Thomas Conville, Kevin, Jason and Sarah Scroggins; 22 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lorraine Peddy of Batavia, Madelyn Bast of Abilene, Texas, and Marion Blakesley of Batavia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Ronald; a daughter, Linda Conville; a sister, Evelyn Sytar; and three brothers, Alfred, Carl and Allen Nelson. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Monday, Feb. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 950 Hart Road, Batavia, with the Rev. Ronald Weidler officiating. Interment will follow at River Hills Memorial Park Batavia. Arrangements were handled by Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia. For information, call 630-879-7900. Please sign the guest book at Published in the Kane County Chronicle on 2/9/2008.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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Crime report
Hattiesburg American (MS)-May 14, 2006
Author: Staff

The following is a roundup of crimes reported to area agencies within the previous 24 hours.

*Sexual battery suspect Ben Lee Scroggins of Hattiesburg sought Saturday after reportedly attacking a 3-year-old female victim

*Green 2000 Chevrolet Lumina reported broken into Saturday at 2782 Oak Grove Road; suspect fled in a nearby, late-model maroon Chevrolet S-10 after the Lumina's owner confronted him

*Lynne E. Haynes Jr., 21, 300 block Sam Rayburn Drive, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on three armed robbery charges

*Calvin M. Smith, 23, 900 block Dabbs Street, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on three armed robbery charges

*Cordieous Portier, 20, 200 block May Avenue, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on three armed robbery charges

*Ricky Davis, 43, 80 block Wyatt Ellis Road, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on receiving stolen property charge

*Steven D. Taylor, 31, 100 block Country Club Road, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on probation violation charge


*Police responded to five complaints, one brush fire, two requests for public assistance, one alarm and one request for medical assistance

Forrest County

*Deon T. Magee, 20, 400 block Genevia Street, Hattiesburg; jailed Saturday on grand larceny of an automobile charge

Lamar County

*Deputies were unavailable with reports

Highway Patrol

*No traffic accidents or arrests reported

Fire calls

*11:55 a.m. Saturday, U.S. 49 and Classic Drive; responded to traffic accident

*12:58 p.m. Saturday, Turtle Creek Drive; responded to complaint of keys locked inside a running vehicle

*1:11 p.m. Saturday, U.S. 49; responded to general fire alarm at Hudson's warehouse

*2:16 p.m. Saturday, Ross Boulevard; responded to barbecue on fire on balcony of Westgate Apartments

*3:10 p.m. Saturday, Hardy Street; responded to shrubs on fire near curb

*3:19 p.m. Saturday, Mamie Street and 24th Avenue; responded to traffic accident

*3:37 p.m. Saturday, Travillion Road; responded to traffic accident

*5:03 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Road; responded to fallen tree on sparking power line

*5:35 p.m. Saturday, Avenue B; responded to stove on fire


Wesley Medical Center

Audrey Juliana Turnage, 7-pound, 9-ounce daughter born to Robert and Julie Turnage of Foxworth, on April 12, 2006. Grandparents: Donald and Patsy Lowery of Foxworth, and the late Charles and Elowease Turnage. Great-grandmother: Iris Lowery of Foxworth.

Amber Raine Herrin, 8-pound, 7-ounce, daughter born to John and Brandi Herrin of Sumrall, on April 29, 2006. Grandparents: Edward and Jean Creel and Wayne and Wanda Herrin all of Sumrall.

Forrest General Hospital

Rowan Elaine Fornea, 6-pound, 15-ounce, daughter born to Chris and Andie Fornea of Sumrall, on March 21, 2006. Grandparents: Jimmie and Lenors Magee of Bogalusa, La., and Wendell and Beth Fornea of Abita Springs, La., and the late Janis Fornea.

Olivia Rebekah, 8-pound, 1-ounce, daughter born to Dared and Theresa Jones of Henleyfield, on March 23, 2006. Grandparents: Danny and Cathy Waters of Picayune and Tommy and Joann Jones of Henleyfield.

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Crime report
Hattiesburg American (MS)-June 27, 2005
Author: Staff

The following is a roundup of crimes reported to area agencies within the previous 24 hours.

*Gloria J. Brown, 46, 500 block of Helveston Road; jailed Sunday on possession of controlled substance charge

*JVC plasma television, Sony television, 11 DVDs, Nintendo Game Cube, five Nintendo Game Cube games, cash stolen; 100 block of Dearborn Street, value: $2,620

*Nine sweaters stolen, The Limited, Turtle Creek Mall, 1000 Turtle Creek Drive

*Red 2004 Mazda 6 stolen, 700 block of Eastside Avenue; Mississippi license plate 571 FTN

Forrest County

*Deputies had no reports


*Police responded to 295 complaints, 11 accidents with 11 injuries; made 56 arrests on 97 charges


*Police had no reports

Highway Patrol

*Troopers could not be reached for report

Lamar County

*Deputies responded to alarm calls on U.S. 98, Courtland Drive

Fire calls

*2:37 p.m. Sunday, 201 Forrest Street; conducted fire watch


Forrest General Hospital

Gabriella Nicole Hernandez, 6-pound, 12-ounce daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hernandez of Sumrall, May 3, 2005. Grandparents: Farag and Vicki Mohamed of Hattiesburg and Avelino and Ines Hernandez of El Salvador.

Peyton Amadeus Mitchell, 7-pound, 13-ounce son, born to Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Mitchell of Hattiesburg, May 3, 2005. Grandparents: John and Diana Mitchell of Meridian; and Robert Folks and Connie Mitchell of Hattiesburg.

Adrian Noelle Nelson, 8-pound, 1-once daughter, born to Iven and Joy Nelson of Seminary, May 3, 2005. Grandparents: Darrell and Angie Nelson; Chris and Cindy McDonald, all of Seminary. Great-Grandparents: Wendell and Joyce Rieis.

Kimberly K. Scroggins, 7-pound, 1-ounced daughter, born to Bryan C. Scroggins and Erica L. Scroggins of Richton, May 3, 2005. Grandparents: Robert and Earnestine Scroggins of Richton, Clothilda Turner of Hintonville and Woodrow Hinton of Beaumont.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch-August 25, 1993

A 20-year-old has been charged in last week's shooting death of a Richmond man.

Louis W. Scroggins, of the 2500 block of Nine Mile Road, was arrested in the Aug. 20 killing of 49-year-old Melvin C. Moss, police said.

Moss, of the 1200 block of North 23rd Street, was shot in the chest Friday afternoon while inside a residence in the 1100 block of North 24th Street. He was declared dead soon after arriving at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.

Scroggins -- also known as "Dog" -- has been charged with using a firearm in committing a felony. Scroggins is being held in the City Jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.

He has asked that an attorney be appointed to represent him. He is due in General District Court Sept. 16

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Section: Area/State
Page: B-6

Index Terms: SHOOTING
Record Number: 9301270068
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Life Story for

Message: Mary Ella Dawkins Pratt Mary Ella Dawkins Pratt, 56, of 1713 N. 28th St., Richmond, departed this life Thursday, May 6, 2004. She leaves to cherish her memories, a daughter, Willnetta "Peaches" Pratt; son, Louis Scroggins Jr.; mother, Glassie Gibson Dawkins; five sisters, Theresa Williams, Betty Perry, Irma Hoban, Glossine Robertson, Princessann Fabor; six brothers, James, Rev. Dr. Warne, Tyree, Archie, Joseph and Chauncey Dawkins; six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, May 10, at K.L. Jordan Funeral Services, 5008 Nine Mile Rd., Rev. Warne B. Dawkins officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 5/8/2004.

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