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Elihu Stallard
and Elizabeth Betty Sergent

Elihu Stallard b 22 Apr 1876 Letcher Co KY d 7 May 1967 Letcher Co KY; buried Elihu Blair Cemetery, Southeown, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave 155344990; s/o Harvey Francis Stallard and Elizabeth Betsy Adams. Elihu Stallard m. 27 Feb 1909 Letcher Co KY to Elizabeth Betty Sergent b 3 Mar 1893 Letcher Co KY d 12 Aug 1983 Letcher Co KY; buried Elihu Blair Cemetery, Southdown, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave 155345003; d/o Andrew Jackson Sergent and Louisa Hart. Children of Elihu Stallard and Elizabeth Betty Sergent;

1. Infant Stallard (Betty is listed as having 1 child 0 living in 1910 census)

2. Pearlie Jane Stallard b 12 Feb 1911 Letcher Co KY d 4 Feb 2007 Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; m. James W Craft b 18 Aur 1901 Letcher Co KY d 30 Jan 1977 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; s/o Creed Craft and Mary Unknown. Children of James W Craft and Pearlie Jane Stallard;

i. James Roy Craft b 27 Mar 1935 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 7 Apr 2018 Nashville, Brown Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; m. 12 Oct 1968 Bloomington IN to Brenda Sue Cundiff b 21 Oct 1943 d 21 Jun 2014; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; d/o Stanley Smith Cundiff and Willard Mae Farris.

ii. Betty Lou Craft b 21 Dec 1936 Letcher Co KY d 25 Sept 2014 Indianapolis, Marion Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; m. Clifford Lee Downey b 5 Mar 1931 Washington, Daviess Co IN d 17 Sept 2001 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; s/o Roscoe Victor Downey and Ethel C Veale.

iii. Dennis Stevie Craft b 27 May 1944 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 12 Oct 2020 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; m.

3. Margie Stallard b 30 Jun 1914 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 16 Mar 2002 Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. 7 Sept 1932 Ermine, Letcher Co KY to Robert Blair b 1914; s/o Elihu Blair and Selia Bentley.

4. Linville Morris Stallard b 9 May 1916 Letcher Co KY d 12 Nov 2005 Ermine, Letcher Co KY; m. 3 Jan 1944 Ermine, Letcher Co KY to Roberta Collins b 1927; d/o Robert Collins and Josephine Meadows.

5. Iva Lee Stallard b abt 1925 KY (deceased); m. Male Lanham.

6. James Stallard b 1927 KY; m. 22 Jun 1951 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY to Edna Sturgill b 1934; d/o Irvin Sturgill and Rosa Adams.

7. Jackie Stallard b 7 Aug 1932 Letcher Co KY d 25 Oct 2010 Indianapolis, Marion Co IN; buried Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Cemetery, Freetownk, Jackson Co IN; m. Lester Foster Franklin Riley b 24 Jan 1921 Independence, Kenton Co KY d 2 Sept 2008 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Cemetery, Freetown, Jackson Co IN; s/o Grafty Lee Riley and Cordelia Gertrude Tungate. Children of Lester Foster Franklin Riley and Jackie Stallard;

i. Kathie Laura Riley b 22 Sept 1955 Letcher Co KY d 16 Jun 2008 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, Jennings Co IN; m. Michael Ray Turtle Murrell b 23 Nov 1956 Seymour, Jackson Co IN d 20 Jun 2014 New Albany, Floyd Co IN; buried Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co IN, Section 5, Lot 512, Grave 1; s/o Ralph Murrell and Lena Mae Gibson. Michael Ray Turtle Murrell m. (2) Sheila Lynn Griffith.

ii. Jeffery Foster Riley b 26 Nov 1963 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY d 13 Apr 2016 North Vernon, Jennings Co IN; buried Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Cemetery, Freetown, Jackson Co IN; m. 26 Aug 1995 to Teresa Cline b 6 May 1969.

8. Andrew Stallard (deceased)

9. Golda Stallard (deceased)


1880 Letcher Co KY Census Whitesburg, ED 63
260 264 Stallard Harvey W M 35 Head M Farmer VA VA VA
260 264 Stallard Elizabeth W F 34 Wife M Keeping House Can't write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard James W M 16 Son S Works on farm At School Can't write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Mary A W F 14 Daughter S At School Can't read/write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Jesse C W M 13 Son S Works on farm At School Can't read/write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Crissia W F 11 Daughter S At School Can't read/write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard T M Joiner W M 10 Son S Works on farm At School Can't read/write KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Elijah W M 9 Son S At School KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Marion W M 5 Son S KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Elihu W M 4 Son S KY VA KY
260 264 Stallard Charley W M 3 Son S KY VA KY


1900 Letcher Co KY Census ED 74 Whitesburg
288 288 Stallard Elizabeth Head W F 52 Wd KY KY KY Farmer
288 288 Stallard Polly A Daughter W F 35 S KY KY KY
288 288 Stallard Elihu Son W M 23 S KY KY KY
288 288 Stallard Celia Daughter W F 17 S KY KY KY
288 288 Stallard John Son W M 15 S KY KY KY
288 288 Stallard Cordelia Daughter W F 13 S KY KY KY
288 288 Stallard Benj. Son W M 10 S KY KY KY


1910 Letcher Co KY Census East Whitesburg ED 143
170 170 Stallard Elihu Head M W 30 M1 1 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
170 170 Stallard Betty Wife F W 16 M1 1 1 0 KY KY KY


1920 Letcher Co KY Census East Whitesburg ED 66
400 416 Stallard Elihu Head M W 41 M KY VA KY Farmer General Farm
400 416 Stallard Bettie Wife F W 25 M KY KY KY
400 416 Stallard Pearlie Daughter F W 8 S KY KY KY
400 416 Stallard Margie Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
400 416 Stallard Linvil Son M W 3 7/12 S KY KY KY


1930 Letcher Co KY Census East Whitesburg ED 21
471 472 Stallard Elihu Head 500 M W 49 M 30 KY KY VA Farmer General Farm
471 472 Stallard Bettie Wife H F W 32 M 15 KY KY KY
471 472 Stallard Pearlie Daughter F W 19 S KY KY KY
471 472 Stallard Margie Daughter F W 15 S KY KY KY
471 472 Stallard Linville Son M W 14 S KY KY KY
471 472 Stallard Iville Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY
471 472 Stallard James Son M W 2 6/12 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 1 Thornton, Colly Creek
379 Stallard Elihue Head M W 63 M KY Miner Coal MInes
379 Stallard Betty X Wife F W 46 M KY
379 Stallard Lemuel Son M W 22 S New Worker
379 Stallard Iva Lee Daughter F W 16 S KY
379 Stallard James Son M W 12 S KY
379 Stallard Jackie Son M W 7 S KY


Obituary: Michael Ray Turtle Murrell
23 Nov 1956 - 20 Jun 2014

Michael Ray Turtle Murrell, 57, of New Albany, Indiana and formerly of North Vernon, Indiana, and St. Augustine, Florida passed away on June 20, 2014. Turtle was a member of Eastside Christian Church and a former member of Lords Chapel in North Vernon. Turtle also enjoyed; leather crafting, drawing lighthouses, geocaching, fishing, gardening, inviting new friends to meet Christ, and traveling to St. Augustine.

Turtle was born on November 23, 1956 in Seymour, Indiana to Lena Mae (Gibson) and the late Ralph Murrell. He is also preceded in death by his first wife; Kathie Murrell.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Lynn (Griffith) Murrell; daughter, Chastidy Harvey (John); sisters, Carolyn King, Pam Israel; brothers, Billy Wayne, Dennis "Dink", and James Murrell; grandchildren; Caleb and Kaelyn Harvey; 11 nieces and nephews; and 9 great nieces and nephews; and his two four legged babies; Patrick and Gracie.

Visitation will be from 2 AM to 8 PM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 and 9 AM to 11 AM Wednesday at Newcomer (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, Indiana). His Funeral Service will be at 11 AM Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville.


Obituary: Jackie Stallard Riley
7 Aug 1932 - 25 Oct 2010

Jackie Riley, 78, of North Vernon, died Monday, Oct 25, 2010, at Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis.

She was born Aug. 7, 1932 in Craft Colley, Ky., the daughter of Elihue and Betty E. Sergent Stallard.

In her younger years she lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. She worked and retired from Muscatatuck State Developmental Center, where she worked in dietary. She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Jennings Hospital and Versailles Nursing Home. She was a member of the Valley Home Old Regular Baptist Church in Kurtz and the Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge Society. She enjoyed flowers, wildlife, cooking, bird watching and going to Brown County State Park.

She is survived by three daughters, Theresa Gabaree of Salem, Valera Schafer of Madison and Peggy Wilson of North Vernon; one son, Jeffrey Riley of Scipio; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Riley, whome she married Aug. 7, 1947, and who died Sept. 2, 2008; one daughter, Kathie Murrell; her parents; and seven siblings, Pearlie Craft, Limbille Stallard, Margie Blair, James Stallard, Iba Lee Lanham, Andrew Stallard and Goldie Stallard.

The funeral was at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral Home in North Vernon. Burial was in Valley Home Cemetery in Kurtz.

Madison Courier 10/27/2010


Obituary: Lester Foster Franklin Riley
24 Jan 1921 - 2 Sept 2008
Source: Findagrave 29566233

The Rev. Lester Foster Franklin Riley, 87, of North Vernon, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

He was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Independence, Ky., the son of Grafty Lee and Cordelia Gertrude Tungate Riley.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He had been a minister in the Old Regular Baptist Church for 50 years.

He was employed as a courier for the Indiana State Highway Department for 14 years, McCormack Lumber Co. in Franklin, Moir Lumber Co. in North Vernon for six years, Pennsylvania Railroad in Cincinnati, Ohio, Caudill Lumber Co. in Ermine, Ky., and had a route as a driver for Butler Dairy in North Vernon.

He was a member of the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021, the Blind Veterans Association and the Valley Home Regular Baptist Church in Kurtz, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He enjoyed sharing photographs, playing euchre and making pictures from copper, as well as spending time at his church.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy L aura Murrell; his parents; three brothers, Gilbert, G.W. and Charles Allen Riley; and seven sisters, Goldie Roberts, Velma Gressik, Marie Hutchinson, Jeanie Webb, Myrtle Riley, Louise Sneed and Pearl Olson.

The funeral was at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon.

Burial was in the Valley Home Cemetery in Jackson County. Military honors were conducted graveside by the North Vernon Veterans of Foreign Wars Matt Hester Post 2021.

Madison Courier 9/4/08


Obituary: Pearlie Jane Stallard Craft
12 Feb 1911 - 4 Feb 2007

Pearlie Jane Craft, 95, of North Vernon died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, February 4, 2007, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon.

Mrs. Craft was a homemaker and enjoyed canning, crocheting, sewing, flowers, gardening and spending time with her family.

She was a graduate of Letcher County High School in Kentucky and a member of Old Regular Baptist Church in North Vernon (IN).

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon with the Revs. Arthur Amburgy, Darrell Stidam, Arnold Bates and Eugene Day officiating.

Visitation is from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IN. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.

Born February 12, 1911, in Letcher County, Kentucky, Mrs. Craft was the daughter of Elihue and Betty Sergent Stallard.

She married James W. Craft.

Surviving are four sons, Roy Craft, Billy Craft and Dennis Craft, all of North Vernon and Kenneth Craft of Dupont; a daughter, Betty Downey of North Vernon; a sister, Jackie Riley of North Vernon; 16 grandchildren, Brenda Schuett, Loretta Thompson, Jimmy Downey, Lisa Pinaire, Cathlee Feltner, Billy David Craft, Ace Craft, Kenda Webb, Holly Rothert, Deborah Duncial, Kenneth Dale Low, Kenneth V. Craft Jr., Kenda Craft and Crystale Ponder, all of North Vernon, Danny Craft of South Bend, and Carla Craft of Columbus; 30 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, on January 30, 1977; three brothers, Andrew, James and Linville Stallard; three sisters, Margie Blair, Goldie Stallard and Iva Lee Lanham; and a great-grandchild.



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