Samuel Lepley's obituary in the November 13, 1947 issue of the "Bedford Gazette" states, "Samuel Lepley, 86, died at his home in Wellersburg Monday. He was born Jan. 29, 1861, a son of Adam and Sarah Comp Lepley. His wife, the former Elizabeth Emerick, preceded him in death. He is survived by seven children: Earl, Mt. Savage; James, Wellersburg; Alonzo, Mrs. Ellen Korns, Mrs. Bertha Bittner, Hyndman; Harvey, Sand Patch; Mary, Cumberland; and one sister, Mrs. Effie Kennell, Hyndman. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lepley home, the Rev. John Bucher, officiating. Interment will be in the Lepley cemetery, Wellersburg, under the direction of the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman."
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