This is a newsclipping from a Barren County newspaper (for those familiar with the area at the time, that would be either the Republican or Glasgow Daily Times) from Jan 13, 1955 (I know this only because that is the date of death) with the obituary for Martha Thomas "Mattie" [Ford] McCoy. Mattie is my great-great-grandmother (her son with George, Alonzo ("Lonnie")-> his son, Wendell-> my mom, Rickie-> Me).

The image is 116KB, and is 206 pixels wide by 460 pixels high. The image is displayed at full size, and you can click it to see it alone, or right-click the image to save it to your computer. The image has suffered bleedover from the opposite page of the newspaper. I have also scanned the back (the image for which can be found on my POTLUCK page. The full size image is more clear.
The text of the obituary is also included:

Barren County Newsclipping (GIF img - 116K)
  The death angel reached into
our midst early this morning and
called to her Heavely home one
of the county's most lovable and
charitable ladies, Mrs. Mattie
Ford McCoy, 78, after an illness
of ten days.  She resided on Mc-
Kinney street with her devoted
husband, George C. McCoy, where
their home was a popular visiting
place for a host of friends.
  Mrs. McCoy loved people.  She
was a native of Barren County,
born and reared in the Elbow
Springs-Eighty Eight-Kino sec-
tion, a daughter of the late John
T. Ford.  She was a devout mem-
ber of Lick Branch Presbyterian
church and numbered her friends
by her acquaintances because to
know her was to love her.
  Surviving are her devoted hus-
band, ad two sons, Willie McCoy,
Cave City, and Lonnie McCoy,
Bowling Green.  Also surviving
are four half-sisters, Mrs. Haud Depp,
Eighty Eight, Mrs. Annie Lyons,
route 5, Mrs. Minnie Smith,
Warren County, and Mrs. Cordie
Jolly, Crawfordsville, Indiana.,
two grandchildren and three great-
  Funeral services will be con-
ducted at Lick Branch Saturday
afternoon at 1:30 and interment
will follow in the church cemetery
under direction of Crow Funeral


Mattie's mother was probably Martha Ann [Morrison] Ford. I have made the ASSUMPTION that all the "half-sisters" were daughters of John T. Ford. I do not know the identity of his other wife.

"Mrs. Haud Depp" should actually be "Mrs. Maude Depp", or Alice Maude [Ford] Depp, who married Clem Leslie Depp.

Annie [Ford] Lyons is the wife of Claude Lyons.

I do not know who were the husbands of Cordie or Minnie.

Most of this information came from cross referencing George & Mattie's 50th Anniversary announcement from the Glasgow Republican and the KY Vital Records Index from University of Kentucky.

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