Kentucky Historical Society

Marshall County Oral History Project

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This collection began with the Kentucky Oral History Commission's effort to establish oral history programs in each of the state's 120 counties. County libraries worked with local volunteers to collect interviews. Since 1987, county oral histories have been generated primarily by recipients of technical assistance grants from the commission that provide training and equipment to volunteer interviewers. Interviews donated by independent researchers are also included. A significant portion of this collection consists of interviews conducted between 1985-1987 by Ray Mofield, a professor in Murray State University's Department of Journalism and Radio-TV. These interviews were conducted with interviewees from Marshall County, and they discuss the history of the area as well as personal and family histories. The project was funded by WCBL radio (Benton, Kentucky) and were broadcast by that station. According to "The Guide to Kentucky Oral History Collections" compiled and edited by Cary C. Watkins, Mofield's interviews are also held at Murray State University's Oral History Institute within Forrest C. Pogue Special Collections Library. Murray State University is assumed to hold copyright for these interviews.

Datesort descending Interviewee(s) Interviewer(s)
Van Roberts Ray Mofield
John Mason Anderson Ray Mofield
Marie Edwards Darnell Ray Mofield
John Copeland Ray Mofield
Kate Landrum Ray Mofield
Carl Lovett Ray Mofield
Mary Green Ray Mofield
Gladys Houser Ray Mofield
Tom Rickman Ray Mofield
Clemmie Finch Ray Mofield
Bob Peck Ray Mofield
Pauline McGregor Ray Mofield
Reba Phillips Ray Mofield
Martha Draffen Ray Mofield
Myrvin Mohler and brother Ray Mofield
Frank Ashley Ray Mofield
Elta Darnall Pace Ray Mofield
Shelby McCallum Ray Mofield
Mrs. Dan Clayton Ray Mofield
John Crosby Ray Mofield
Nina Harper Ray Mofield
Clint Hardin Skaggs, Birdie Estelle Donelson Skaggs Ray Mofield
Ruby Gregory Ray Mofield
L. B. Krone Ray Mofield
Verble Collins Ray Mofield
Travis Wilcox, May Wilcox Ray Mofield
Herman Cole Ray Mofield
Louis Jackson Ray Mofield
Ray Freeman Ray Mofield
Clatus Copeland Ray Mofield
Vera T. Higgins Ray Mofield
J. F. Bowerman Ray Mofield
Mrs. Walker Myers Ray Mofield
Marvin A. Culp Ray Mofield
Ernie Bush Whitehead Ray Mofield
Christy Hall Ray Mofield
Margaret Trevathan Pace Ray Mofield
Minnie Thweatt Ray Mofield
Kaye Collie Ray Mofield
Georgia May Brandon Ray Mofield
Elmo Reed Ray Mofield
J. Wesley Durham Ray Mofield
Tommie B. Smith Ray Mofield
Joe Jones Ray Mofield
Bill Tanner Ray Mofield
Ben K. Haley Ray Mofield
Reba Darnall Ray Mofield
Jessie Mason Ray Mofield
Otho Holland Ray Mofield
John Ed Barnes Ray Mofield
Clarence Blakney Ray Mofield
Jesse Beard Ray Mofield
A. M. Johnson Ray Mofield
Homer Ford Ray Mofield
Mrs. Hal Perry Ray Mofield
Mason Powell Ray Mofield
Connie McClain Ray Mofield
J. T. Norsworthy Ray Mofield
Ralph Cole Ray Mofield
Pauline Hiett Ray Mofield
Hettie Watkins Waggoner Ray Mofield
John Ed Walker Ray Mofield
Bill Powell Ray Mofield
Adah Kennedy Ray Mofield
Mark Clayton Ray Mofield
Helen Stone Gardner Ray Mofield
Tessie Smith Ray Mofield
Margaret Heath Ray Mofield
Eva Gardner Ray Mofield
Mary Malin Ray Mofield
Hazel Shaw Ray Mofield
Flora Culp Davis Ray Mofield
Robert Bruce Johnston Ray Mofield
John Mason Anderson Ray Mofield
George Barker Ray Mofield
Mary Norwood Ray Mofield
Reba Powell Ray Mofield
Eula Cox Ray Mofield
Louis R. O'Daniel Ray Mofield
Fray Holland Ray Mofield
Harry Hurley Ray Mofield
George Little Ray Mofield
Audrey Peck Ray Mofield
Rollie Kelley Ray Mofield
Lake Riley Ray Mofield
Claude G. Morrow Ray Mofield
Tom Padgett Ray Mofield
Irma Wise Barnett Ray Mofield
Willie Peck Ray Mofield
Eura Mae Turner Ray Mofield
Lois Lamb Ray Mofield
Alma Noles Ray Mofield
Leola Higgins Ray Mofield
Rollie James Jackson Ray Mofield
Elizabeth "Sissy" Rose Ray Mofield
Elizabeth Harrell Ray Mofield
Mrs. Earl Hobbs Ray Mofield
Burnice Maddox Ray Mofield
Lex Riley Ray Mofield
Gordon Chester Ray Mofield
Mr. Charles Hiter, Mrs. Charles Hiter Ray Mofield
William Ross, Henrietta Ross Ray Mofield
Bonnie Love Ray Mofield
Ed O'Dell Ray Mofield
Rosie Darnell Ray Mofield
Voris Utley Ray Mofield
A. B. Rhea Ray Mofield
Mrs. Roy Boyd Ray Mofield
Shelby McCallum Ray Mofield
Nina McWaters Ray Mofield, Shelby McCallum
Thomas Arant Ray Mofield
Billy Watkins Ray Mofield
J. C. Treas Ray Mofield
Guy Blakney Ray Mofield
Elizabeth Watkins Ray Mofield
Willie Mae Fields Ray Mofield
Nellie Mathis Ray Mofield
Earl Russell Ray Mofield
Isiah Peck, Zola Peck Ray Mofield
John F. Rayburn Ray Mofield
Draffen Schmidt Ray Mofield
Nell Irvan Pace Ray Mofield
Opal Usrey Ray Mofield
Zula Brien Ray Mofield
Elza Bloomingburg Ray Mofield
Nina Craig Ray Mofield
John Sledd Ray Mofield
Earl Lindsey Ray Mofield
Mrs. Elwood Gordon Ray Mofield
Lake Riley Ray Mofield
Ethyl Haydon Ray Mofield
Mary Rayburn Collier Ray Mofield
Mrs. Burnett Holland Ray Mofield
Clemmie Park Ray Mofield
Rudy Jackson Ray Mofield
Quint Tyler Guier Ray Mofield
Homer Chester, Gordon Chester Ray Mofield
Dora Draffen Ray Mofield, Shelby McCallum
Lilly Brown Ray Mofield
B. F. Wigginton Ray Mofield
Joe Lofton Ray Mofield
Marvin Prince Ray Mofield
Lola Peck English Ray Mofield
Joe Holland Ray Mofield
James Hamlet Ray Mofield
Rose Copeland Ray Mofield
Clyde Reed Ray Mofield
R. B. Morrow Ray Mofield
Joseph Miller, Roe Thomas Ray Mofield
Woodrow Hill Ray Mofield
A. N. Duke, Jr. Ray Mofield
Alfred Joyce Ray Mofield and Shelby McCallum
Eileen Gillam Usrey Ray Mofield
J. Homer Solomon Ray Mofield
Harley Houser Ray Mofield
Helen Washam Ray Mofield
Mattie Jo Hill Smith Ray Mofield
Homer Sirls Ray Mofield
Robert Knasiak, Faye Knasiak Ray Mofield
Brooks Cross Ray Mofield
Dan Irvan Ray Mofield
Mary Heist Ray Mofield
Morgan Hill Ray Mofield
John C. Lovett Ray Mofield
Mattie Rickman Ray Mofield
Homer Cage Lucas Ray Mofield
Leonard Thompson Ray Mofield
Durwood Hamilton Ray Mofield
Mrs. Lawrence Solomon Ray Mofield
Tula Nichols Ray Mofield
Glenn Trimble Ray Mofield
Daniel Johnston Ray Mofield
Mrs. C. E. Atnip Ray Mofield
Mahalia Fulton Brown Ray Mofield
Irene Wolfe Johnson Ray Mofield
Carter Vickers Ray Mofield
Eva Darnell Swift Ray Mofield
L. R. Fieldson Ray Mofield
Hatler Morgan Ray Mofield
Dan Draffen Ray Mofield
Morgan Rickman Ray Mofield
Woodrow Holland Ray Mofield
Ethel Roach Collier Ray Mofield
Taz Copeland Ray Mofield
Thelma Ivey Ray Mofield
Mary Starks Ray Mofield
Lucy Stevens Ray Mofield
Reba Treas Mohler Ray Mofield
Bill McGregor Ray Mofield
Jesse Cornwell Ray Mofield
Boone Duke Ray Mofield
Clay Darnall Ray Mofield
W. J. "Toad" Brien Ray Mofield
Geraldine Lents Ray Mofield
Guy Boggess Ray Mofield
Mildred Hoover Ray Mofield
Eva Sheppard Ray Mofield
Fred Hunt Ray Mofield
Riley Johnston Ray Mofield
James Walton Culp Ray Mofield
Ezba Beale Ray Mofield
Solon Peck Ray Mofield
Derrell King Ray Mofield
Sanders Watkins Ray Mofield
Lavoine Harmen Ray Mofield
Alton Rudd Ray Mofield
Howard Wallace Ray Mofield
Valley Trevathan Ray Mofield
E. T. Hendrickson Ray Mofield
John Riley Ray Mofield
Hurley Bondurant Ray Mofield, Shelby McCallum
Mr. Clarice Cunningham, Mrs. Clarice Cunningham Ray Mofield
Leon Riley Ray Mofield
Albert Hill Ray Mofield
Luana Culp Story Ray Mofield
Neal Tolbert Ray Mofield
Jack Kyler Ray Mofield
Gracie Van Vactor Ray Mofield
Irene Wolfe Johnson Ray Mofield
Herman Cox Ray Mofield
B. N. Dossett Ray Mofield
Mrs. Floyd Wade Ray Mofield
Latus York Ray Mofield
George Holland Ray Mofield
Roy Norman Ray Mofield
Lalah Lovett Ely Ray Mofield
Ritchie Armstrong Ray Mofield
Elza Ray Smith Ray Mofield
Bessie Roberts Ray Mofield
Barnett Roberts Ray Mofield
Cliff Blakney Ray Mofield
08/01/1952 Rosella Kelley Ray Mofield
10/05/1970 Henry H. Lovett, Sr. Shelby McCallum
04/03/1976 Thelma Heath Marshall Thelma Heath Marshall
04/05/1977 Lynn E. Nelson, Edith Smith Nelson Alma R. Edwards
05/22/1977 93rd Southern Harmony "Big Sing" Novalee Blackie
06/08/1977 Elmer G. Brien Barbara Sirls
10/19/1977 Gilbert Woodruff Barbara Sirls
11/11/1977 Beulah Parker Joey Lewis
03/03/1978 John F. Rayburn Robert McClorie
06/27/1978 Ethel Loretta Hill York John Marshall
06/28/1978 Homer Cage Lucas John Marshall
11/21/1982 Ed Bloomingburg Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Roe Thomas Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Rue Castleberry Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Clois Holmes Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 George Bloomingburg Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 James E. "Buck" Hurley Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Ray Hall Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Charles Bondurant Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Joe Lawrence Washburn Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Artell Halston Ray Mofield
09/01/1987 Rolie Smith Ray Mofield
11/09/1987 Norma Koerner Ray Mofield
11/16/1987 O. D. McKendree Ray Mofield