Jimmy Howard Daniels - [1934 - 2002]
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. at the Auxier United Methodist Church for Jimmy Howard Daniels, 67, who passed away Monday, June 3 at Highland Regional Medical Center, Prestonsburg.
Mr. Daniels was born September 3, 1934 in Floyd County, son of the late Lincoln Howard and Virginia Litz Daniels.
Surviving are his wife, Bertha Rose Shramm Daniels; two step-sons, William P. Wise III and Jacob Lee Wise, both of Frankfort, KY; one daughter, Jamie Renee Daniels Mason of Sulfolk, Va.; two step-daughters, Ginger Marlene Wooten Favinger of Oil Springs, and Jodie Lynette Wise Vaughn of Owningon; one sister, Beth Ruth Daniels Curnutte of Auxier; one grandchild; eight step-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild.
The service was officiated by Gardield Potter, Paul Akin and Dave Powers, with burial following in the Auxier Relocation Cemetery, Auxier.
Arrangements under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home.
Thomas Laverne "Vernie" Wiley - [1915-1998]
Thomas L. "Vernie" Wiley, 82, of Cambridge died Sunday, August 9, 1998 at Hammond-Hennry Hospital, Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 13 at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Homes, Cambridge with the Rev. Garry Gromley officiating. Music will be provided by Deanna Swanson. Honorary pallbearers are David Wiley, Dale Rogers, Bill VanDeVoorde and Courtney Stone.
Mr. Wiley was born November 17, 1915 in rural Cambridge, the son of Thomas J. and Mae L. (Schumacker) Wiley. He married Gladys J. Mayne on September 19, 1936 in Clinton, Iowa.
He was educated in Henry and Rock Island Counties and worked at the I. H. Farmall plant in Rock Island, retiring in December, 1976 after 42 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley resided in Utah where they farmed from 1943 until 1965 when they moved to Cambridge.
Mr. Wiley was a member of Local 1309 United Auto Workers in Rock Island, Cambridge United Methodist Church, Izzaak Walton League of America, Giant Goose Conservation Education Workshop in Atkinson and the Jenny Wiley Association in Auxier, Kentucky.
Survivors include his wife; daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie J. Wiley of Cambridge and Patricia M. and Richard J. Klemmer of Coal Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Patricia V. Wiley, Cambridge; grandchildren, Thomas J. Wiley, Geneseo, Tresa M. Hernandez, Cambridge, Lisa K. Klemmer and Karen L. Klemmer, both of Coal Valley; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Boone, Geneseo, and a brother, Wayne Wiley, Cambridge.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.
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Robert E. "Bob" Small - [1940-1996]
It is with sorrow that we report to you the passing of Robert E. "Bob" Small, on Wednesday, August 28, 1996 at Murrells Inlet, SC.
Bob was one of the founding members of the Jenny Wiley Association, and had served at its first Secretary and when of necessity, a Treasure was needed, Bob gladly took on the job.
Bob was born November 21, 1940 in paintsville, KY, the Son of Lacey Odis and Triney Wiley Small. This Twin brother bill and his father preceded him in death. Surviving are his two daughters Leslie and Jennifer, a sister Barbara, a brother Eddy, his mother and a most loving aunt Madge Jennings who was always at his side at our Jenny Wiley meetings, a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins, you the descendants of Jenny Wiley.
He attended Paintsville City Schools, graduating from Paintsville High School in 1958, and made a life long career of civil and military service attaining the rank of Major in the Army National Guard, and retiring from the U.S. Government Civil Service a few years ago. Bob ws laid to rest near his father Tuesday, September 3, in Richmond, VA.
Much can be said about Bob and his dear friend Ed Hazelette says it best in the following Eulogy:
"The Jenny Wiley Association has lost a most interested and dedicated member in the death of Bob Small. Bob's great interest in the work of the association came from both his heredity and respect for the effort his ancestors made in establishing this great country. He made every effort to learn all he could about Jenny Wiley and all her relatives. He had not firmly fixed in his mind the exact birth place of Jenny, and was of the opinion she may have been born in Southeast Pennsylvania, but he always kept in mind her birthplace could have been in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He left nothing undone in trying to establish all the correct information about Jenny. Too, he sought to learn about Jenny's Indian ancestry. To make a long story short, Bob was becoming a "walking library" of pioneer history and genealogy. The above stated things and many others he discussed with me. He bought publications I suggested to him, and I bought books (with his money) and mailed them to him.
"Personally, I found Bob to be a kind and considerate person, and a person who made friends everywhere he went. I was looking forward to his return here September 4. We had planned to interview some people and locate the burial sites of some of his ancestors. Bob made many friends around Paintsville, most of them at the genealogy sessions we had each night at McConalds. I considered hima personal friend. He will be missed by many people."
As her final tribute, our Vice-President, Betty Hazelett has written the following words for Bob:
SINCE I CROSSED PATHS WITH YOU, BOB
When the evening shades is falling at the close of the day
and I'm sitting around passing time away
There's a thought that comes to cheer me, if I'm feeling blue,
sort of a prayer of gratitude for crossing paths with you.
Now I never had a habit of spreading on a lot of bluff
or indulging in flattery and sentimental stuff
but if I like folks I tell them
so I'm saying what I want to say,
that I'm glad the Lord arranged it
so that you could pass this way.
In our crossings, just hearing your voice, and seeing your smile
made my sky a little more blue
I'm just a bit more happy since crossing paths with you.
Now that you're gone to be with those above
Bob, my friend, don't forget you're loved.
My life is better by just crossing paths with you.
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