Jolly Dock Short
and Clarinda Amburgey

Jolly Dock Short and Clarinda Amburgey
Jolly Dock Short b 4 Feb 1905 Mallie, Knott Co Ky d 14 Mar 1973 Austin, Scott Co IN; buried Scottsburg, Scott Co IN: occupation, coal miner; s/o Alexander Short and Arminta Hall. Jolly Dock Short m. 5 May 1930 Litt Carr, Knott Co KY to Clarinda Amburgey b 24 Dec 1905 Knott Co KY d 28 Jan 1976 Austin, Scott Co IN; buried Scottsburg, Scott Co IN; d/o William Riley Champion Amburgey and Harriet Whitaker. Children of Jolly Dock Short and Clarinda Amburgey;

1. Armina Short b 2 Jun 1931 Ivis KY d Jul 1989 IN; m. Wesley Reynolds b 28 Apr 1927 d 24 Sept 2011; s/o John Reynolds and Eva Spurgeon. Armina Short m. (2) Ralph Miller

2. Jewell Dean Short; m. Sam Baker

3. Dora Lee Short b 20 Feb 1935 Hazard, KY d 3 Dec 1992 Austin, IN; occupation, worked at Charleston ammunition plant; m. 7 Dec 1951 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY to Willis Back b 1 Mar 1928 Blackey KY d 4 Jan 1995 Austin IN; buried Scottsburg Cemetery, Scottsburg, IN; occupation rock quarry truck driver; s/o Dishman Back and Cora Frazier. Children of Willis Back and Dora Lee Short; i. Peggy Back; m. Male Taylor ii. Laverne Back; m. Male Muse iii. Larry Back.

4. Kenneth J Short b 18 Mar 1937 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 4 Feb 2013; m. 29 Mar 1958 to Shirley Killian. Children of Kenneth J Short and Shirley Killian; i. Ronald Allan Short; m. Shirley Unknown ii. Gage Ryan Short iii. Pamela Sue Short; m. Jim Neumaier iv. Ann Marie Short; m. Jeffery Allen Price

5. Rena Mae Short; m. Isaac Earl Amburgey b 23 Sept 1934 OH d 8 Mar 1995 Avilla, IN; buried Orange Cemetery, Rome, IN; s/o William Albert Amburgey and Flossie Click.

6. Harold William Short; m. Female Small. Harold William Short m. (2) Female Fox

7. Ina Mae Short; m. Robert Wynn; s/o Robert Shawn Wynn and Ruth Neal.

8. Emogene Short b 29 Jan 1933 Knott Co KY d 2 Mar 2016 Tro, Miami Co OH; buried Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Shelby Co OH; m. 11 Dec 1948 Smithsboro, Knott Co Ky to Arnold Collins b 25 Feb 1921 d 10 Mar 2007; buried Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Shelby Co OH; s/o Garfield Collins and Cordelia Gibson. Children of Arnold Collins and Emogene Short; i. Velma Collins; m. Male Moser ii. Wayne Collins b 26 Feb 1951 KY d 4 Sept 2016 Sidney, Shelby Co OH iii. Frank D Collins b 26 Feb 1951 KY d 4 Sept 2016 Sidney, Shelby Co OH; buried Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Shelby Co OH with his parents.


Obituary: Kenneth J Short
18 Mar 1937 - 4 Feb 2013

Kenneth J. "Kenny" Short, 75, Celina, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence in Celina. He was born March 18, 1937, in Smithboro, Ky., to Jolly "Doc" and Clarinda Amburgey Short. On March 29, 1958, he married Shirley Killian, who survives. Also surviving are his sons, Ronald Allan (Shirley) Short and Gage Ryan Short, all of Celina; daughters, Pamela Sue (Jim) Neumaier of Greenville and Ann Marie (Jeffery Allen) Price of Celina; four grandchildren, Megan Short, Victoria Matthews, Ridge Matthews and Kenneth Short; a great-grandson, Sylus Dean; a brother, Harold Short of Tennessee; sisters, Jewell Baker of Kentucky, Emogene Collins of Sidney, Rena Mae Amburgey of Indiana and Ina Mae (Robert) Wynn of Piqua. Deceased are sisters and brothers-in-law, Arnina (Wesley) Reynolds, Dora Lee (Willis) Back, Sam Baker, Arnold Collins and Earl Amburgey.

He was a member of Celina American Legion Post 210, Celina Eagles and Mount Tabor Church of God. He was employed as a painter at New Idea in Coldwater for 32 years and retired in 1990. He was an avid bowler, loved to fish, enjoyed gardening and was last year's champion in the Mercer County Church Dart Ball League. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Tabor Church of God, the Rev. Richard Van Horn and Rev. Jim Keiser officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at North Grove Cemetery in Celina. Calling is 5-9 p.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Celina American Legion Post 210 and VFW Post 5713 will conduct membership services at 7 p.m. Friday. Memorial Contributions may be made to Challenger Baseball. Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.


Obituary: Willis Back
1 Mar 1928 - 4 Jan 1995

Courier Journal Louisville, KY Jan 6, 1995. Willis Back 66 died Wednesday at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN. He was a native of Blackey, KY and a retired truck driver for Scott County Stone Co., in Lexington, Indiana. He attended the Old Regular Baptis Church in Memphis IN. Survivors: two daughters, Peggy Taylor of Scottsburg and Laverne Muse; a son Larry Back of Sturgis, Michigan; A brother, John LBack of Wolcottville; two sisters, Minnie Back of Scottsburg, Indiana, and Mae Holtzworth of Morrow, GA; and six grandchildren. Funeral: 2 P.M. Saturday, Collins Funeral Home, Scottburg. Burial; Scottsburg Cemetery, Visitaion: 4-8 P.M. Friday and after 10 A.M. Saturday.


Obituary: Wesley Reynolds
28 Apr 1927 - 24 Sept 2011

Birth: Apr. 28, 1927. Death: Sep. 24, 2011. Madison Courier, IN, Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Wesley Reynolds, 84, of Deputy, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his residence. He was born April 28, 1927, in Hazard, Ky., the son of John and Eva Surgeon Reynolds. He retired as a coal miner. He is survived by his wife, Iona R. Michaels Reynolds, whom he married Jan. 1, 1995; seven daughters, Ruby Smith of Commiskey, Carol Begley of Whitesburg, Ky., Jewell Spears, Brenda Day and Pamela Childers, all of North Vernon, Lena Petro of Scipio and Margaret Smith of Bloomington; three sons, Ralph Miller of Jenkins, Ky., Aluger "Shorty" Reynolds of Madison and Denver Smith of Deputy; three sisters, Myrtle Campbell of Tennessee, Gertrude Campbell of Red Fox, Ky., and Delma Bentley of Hazard, Ky.; two brothers, Erman Reynolds of Austin and Earl Reynolds of Fairbanks, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by one son, Darrell Reynolds; his parents; and one brother, Russell Reynolds. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wesley Reynolds Memorial Fund. Contribution cards are available at Vail-Holt Funeral & Cremation Service, which is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary 2: Wesley Reynolds

Madison Courier, IN. Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Wesley Reynolds. A memorial service for Wesley Reynolds will be Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at his residence, 4476 State Road 3, Deputy. He died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Wesley Reynolds Memorial Fund. Contributions cards are available at Vail-Holt Funeral & Cremation Service, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com. A complete obituary was published Sept. 27, 2011.


Obituary: Darrell Reynolds
4 Jan 1953 - 12 Apr 2010
s/o Wesley Reynolds and Armina Short

Birth: Jan. 4, 1953. Death: Apr. 12, 2010. Darrell Reynolds, 57, of Butlerville, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon. He was born Jan. 4, 1953, in Knott County, Ky., the son of Wesley and Armina Short Reynolds. He enjoyed working puzzles and playing cards and board games. He is survived by his father; his step mother, Iona Michael Reynolds; three brothers, Alger Reynolds of Canaan, Ralph Miller of Jenkins, Ky., and Denver Smith of Seymour; seven sisters, Carol Begley of Roxanna, Ky., Margaret Smith of Milton, Ky., Ruby Smith of Commiskey, Lena Petro of Scipio and Jewell Spears, Brenda Day and Pamela Childers, all of North Vernon. A graveside service and burial was at Pisgah Cemetery in Deputy. Madison Courier 14 Apr 2010


Obituary: Emogen Short Collins
29 Jan 1933 - 2 Mar 2016

Born 29 Jan 1933 Knott Co KY d 2 Mar 2016 Troy, Miami Co OH; Emogene Collins, age 83, of Sidney, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit in Troy. She was born on January 29, 1933 in Luis, KY to the late Jolly “Doc” and Clarinda (Amburgey) Short. On December 11, 1948 in Smithboro, Knott County, KY, she married Arnold Collins. He preceded her in death.

Emogene is survived by three sisters: Jewel Baker of Lexington, KY, Rena Mae Amburgey of Avilla, IN and Ina Mae Wynn and husband Bobby of Piqua, OH; one daughter: Velma (Collins) Moser and husband Bernie of Sidney, OH; one son: Wayne Collins of Piqua, OH; two granddaughters: Amber (Collins) Bowser of Dayton, OH and Genora Moser of Greenville, OH; four great grandsons: Caleb Moser, Caisen Swallow, Colin Swallow and Carson Swallow; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Emogene was preceded in death by one son: Frank Collins; two sisters and two brothers. Emogene worked 45 years for Frisch’s in Piqua and Sidney. She deeply enjoyed ceramic pottery making, quilting, sewing, crocheting and cooking.

Later in life she enjoyed visiting with her sister Ina Mae, they would go out for lunch and go shopping, or just talk about family. Frankie her beloved pet dog was most always with her when she would go out for visits. She was very dedicated to her family. She was of the Baptist faith. Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, OH with riv. Philip Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com


Obituary of Wayne Collins
26 Feb 1951 - 4 Sept 2016
s/o Arnold Collins and Emogene Short

WAYNE COLLINS, age 65 of Sidney, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Smithboro, KY on February 26, 1951 to Arnold and Emogene (Short) Collins. Wayne is survived by his companion: Kimberly Butt of Piqua; one sister: Velma (Bernard) Moser of Sidney; two nieces: Genora Moser and Amber (Collins) Bower; four great nephews: and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Frank Collins. Wayne graduated from Piqua High School in 1968. He proudly served in the US Marine Corps from 1969-1973, serving two years in the Vietnam War. Wayne worked over 30 years in construction, 20 of them in Florida. He was a care free individual who enjoyed life and spending time with his many friends and family members. Memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, OH with Rev. Phillip Chilcoate officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any Veteran's Organization or in support of our currently active and deployed troops.


Obituary: Dora Lee Short Back
20 Feb 1935 - 3 Dec 1992

Dora Lee Back, 57, Route 1, died Thursday at King's Daughters' Hospital, Madison, IN. She was a native of Hazard, KY., and attended Old Regular Baptist Church, Memphis. Survivors: Her husband, Willis Back; a son, Larry Back of Sturgis, Mich.; two daughters, Peggy Robbins of Scottsburg, IN and Laverne Muse; two brothers, Kenneth J Short of Celina, Ohio and Harold Short of Lynch, Ky.; four sisters, Emagene Collins of Sidney, Ohio, Ina Mae Wynn of Piqua, Ohio, Jewell Baker of Stanton, Ky., Rena Mae Amburgey of Avilla, Indiana, and six grandchildren. Funeral: 1 p.m. Sunday, Collins Funeral Home, Scottsburg. Burial: Scottsburg, Cemetery, Scottsburg, Scott Co IN.

Daughter of Jolly and Clarinda "Amburgey" Short. Granddaughter of Alexander "Alex" and Jemima 'Mimi' "Sturgill Hall" Short and William Riley "Champion" and Harriet Ritter "Whitaker" Amburgey. Wife of Willis back. Mother of daughter's Laverne, Peggy, and one son Larry Back.


My Aunt Dora Lee, By Mike Wynn
Source: Findagrave Memorial #19965863

Dora Lee was a small built lady, but full of spunk, not to mention my favorite Aunt. She was proud to have come from a Kentucky family and would not stand for jokes related to Kentuckians. She loved county music, I remember a couple of times when the Grand Ole Opera was on the TV, and she would start to dancing with the music. She had a low toned voice, but did not need to raise it too much as her eyes would open wide with that look that said it all. Dora Lee and Willis lived on the outside town limits of Austin, Indiana heading toward Scottsburg. Their home was a small two bedroom home. They raised a garden every year up on the hill above the house. My Grandparents Clarinda and Dock also worked in the same garden with them when they were living.

Once as a kid of about 13 -14 years old, I was playing with my Aunt Dora Lee and made a bet with her that she could not catch me to give me a playful spanking. I went running around the house, but little did I realize it but Dora Lee reversed on me and came around the opposite side of the house. She caught me! She and I laughed about that the last time I was with her and Willis as a kid.

Dora Lee was known for her great tasting brown gravy which everyone enjoyed. Her gravy was always made thin as she liked it that way. My mother always told Dora Lee that it was good, but you have to run to catch it. Both Dora Lee and Willis are missed by all the family and friends.


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