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Kenneth Charles GENTRY

Kenneth Charles Gentry, 72 of Cynthiana, KY d. Sept. 20, 2000.  He was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Lee County the s/o the late Oscar and Viola Morgan Gentry.

Survivors are one daughter, Nora Gentry of Cynthiana, KY; two sons, Kenneth Harold Gentry and Frank Gentry both of Cynthiana, KY; one grandson, Kenneth Glen Gentry of Cynthiana, KY; two step-daughters, Linda Messer of Georgetown, KY, Brenda Hall of Cynthianan, KY; two brothers, Cleburn Gentry of Pine Ridge, KY, Ellis Gentry of Boyd, KY; one sister, Jackie Jennings of Biloxi, MS.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Deborah Lynn Gentry, parents, two brothers, Grover and Paul  Gentry, and four sisters, Loretta Abney, Janice Prater,  Deborah McFarland and Anna Lois Perry.

Burial in the Steel Cemetery.


Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY)
Sunday, 6 August 1939

Funeral services for Chester Gourley, 57, Miami, Fla., who died Thursday at the University hospital at Miami, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Kerr Brothers funeral home.

The body will arrive in Lexington at 6:20 o'clock tonight over the Southern Railway and will be taken to the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Lexington cemetery.

Bearers for the services will include William Luxon, Robert Luxon, H. D. Parrish, Jr. and Jack Parrish, Richmond, all nephews of Mr. Gourley and George Spencer, Georgetown;  Gilbert Neal, Lexington and Charles Spencer, Beattyville.

The honorary bearers will be Joe Botts, C. N. Manning, James B. Hall, C. Frank Dunn, Virgil Chapman, William Wallace, Ben H. Scott, Judge Hugh Riddle, Clarence Miller, W. S. Griffing, W. B. Loughridge, Henry McGuire and W. H. Miller.

Mr. Gourley was a native of Beattyville, a son of G. W. and Thetis Kincaid Gourley.  He was a graduate of Centre College and the University of Virginia law school.  He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta social fraternity andthe Masonic lodge and was a Shriner.  He had resided in Florida since 1926 and was a member of the legal firm of Stapp, Gourley, Ward and Ward.


Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, KY)
Saturday, 16 December 1933

Judge George W. Gourley, 81, Beattyville and Lexington, pioneer in the good-roads movement in eastern Kentucky and widely known jurist, died at 8:15 o'clock this morning at St. Joseph's hospital after a week's illness.

Judge Gourley was stricken with a blood infection in Beattyville a week ago and was removed to the hospital here for treatment.  His Lexington residence was at 216 east High street.

Judge Gourley served as chairman of the eastern and central division of the Kentucky Good Roads Association in 1924, and was a member of the National Good Roads Association committee which called on President Coolidge.  He worked for years in the interest of good roads in central and eastern Kentucky and lived to see the fruits of his labor in the contruction of miles of hard-surfaced highways.

Judge Gourley served as county judge of Lee county from 1874 to 1878, and for 30 years was attorney for the Louisville and Nashville railway company in its eastern Kentucky division.  He also was chairman of the Lee county Republican organization for 30 years.

In addition to his law interests, Judge Gourley had extensive mineral and oil holdings in eastern Kentucky, and real estate holdings in Florida.  He divided his time between Beattyville and Lexington and had maintained a residence here for about 25 years.

He was an honorary member of the Junior Order, United American Mechanics, and a member of the Beattyville Methodist church.

Judge Gourley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thetis Kinkead Gourley, four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Luxon, Richmond;  Mrs. H. D. Parrish, Richmond;  Mrs. Beulah G. Spencer, Beattyville, and Miss Hattie Gourley, Lexington;  one son, Chester Gourley, Miami, Fla.;  one sister, Mrs. Eva Bowman, Beattyville;  one brother, Walter Gourley, Beattyville and eight grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Eliza Jane Price Gallagher GREER

Beattyville Enterprise, Thursday, 27 October 1960

Mrs. Eliza Jane Greer, 86, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at the Miller Nursing Home, Lexington, after a short illness.  A native of Lee County, she was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are three sons, Daniel Gallagher, Vincent;  John H. Gallagher, Cincinnati; and William Thomas Gallagher, Silverton, Ohio;  three daughters, Mrs. Lavenia Hall, Cincinnati;  Mrs. Lillian Dunigan, Rossmoyne, O, and Mrs. Eva Campbell, Mason, Ohio;  four brothers, William C. Price, Beattyville;  Robert and Brack Price, Heidelberg, and Harve Price, Lockland, Ohio;  14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Newnam Funeral Home by the Rev. George Fox.  Burial was in the Addison cemetery at Heidelberg.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Newnam Funeral Home.



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