Oct 14, 1926 - May 12, 1928


Jimmie C.
Jun 12, 1944 -
Sheryl A.
Jan 7, 1949 -


1927 - 1983
Wildia M.
1931 -
BUSH, Fayette
Funeral services for Lawrence County native Fayette Bush, 55, Cincinnati, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Mar 3 in Miller Funeral Home, Ashland with burial in Joe Carter Cemetery in Lawrence County. Mr. Bush died Feb 27 at the residence following an extended illness. He was born Mar 30, 1927, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Fayette and Virgie Creech Bush. He was a retired welder with the American Laundry Co. in Norwalk, OH. He was a member of the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by 2 daughters, Vicki Lenn and Fayetta Rae Bush, both at home, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lona Fields, both of Ashland, a brother, Elmer Creech of Franklin, OH, and 1 grandchild. Big Sandy news, Mar 2, 1983


Nov 2, 1907 - Jul 14, 1935
Dora Bevins
Mar 23, 1906 - Aug 16, 1954
CARTER, Bascom H.
Bascom H. Carter, 27, who lived near Yatesville, was drowned last Sunday when swimming in Blaine Creek near his home. He is said to have dived and failed to come to the surface. The body was recovered soon by those who were with him. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Dora Spillman Carter, and 5 children, Dorothy, Wilma, Myrtle, Harvey and Morton. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carter of near Five Forks at whose home the funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. D. L. Brainard of Louisa. Burial was in the Carter Cemetery near there under the direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. Ben Church of Fallsburg, Mrs. Riley Spillman of Potter, Mrs. William Warden of Louisa, Mrs. Mart Church of Adeline, Cora, Martha and Mary at home, Henry and Clarence Carter of Ashland, Ira of Prestonsburg and Elmer of Fallsburg. Mr. Carter lived on what is known as the French Rice farm on route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Jul 19, 1935
BEVINS, Dora Louise (Spillman)
Mrs. Dora Louisa Carter Bevins, 48, of Louisa route 4, died Monday night in an Ashland hospital after an illness of one month. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) at the United Baptist Church at Eloise, KY, by the Rev. John Castle and the Rev. Kelly Castle. Burial will be in the Carter Cemetery at Louisa, route 4. Mrs. Bevins was born March 23, 1906, in the Twin Branch section of Louisa, a daughter of the late Jeff Davis and Molly Berry Spillman. She was a member of the United Baptist Church. Her first husband, Bascom Carter, died in 1935. She later married Dave Bevins, who died in 1941. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. James E. Gilbert of Ashland, Miss Dorothy Carter, Miss Vonda Lee Bevins and Miss Garnet Opal Bevins at home; two sons, Corporal Harvey C. Carter of Fort Knox, KY, and Morton Wray Carter at home; three step daughters, Mrs. Edgel Charles of Winchester, Mrs. Steve Charles of Baltimore, OH, and Mrs. Homer Bell of Dayton, OH; three step sons, Junior and Stanley Bevins of Louisa route 1, and Paul Bevins of Louisa route 4; one sister, Mrs. Marion Crabtree of Columbus and two brothers, Martin and Wert Spillman of Louisa route 3. The body has been taken to the residence from the Curtright Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, August 19, 1954


Clarence Edward
May 11, 1924 - Nov 15, 1933
CARTER, Clarence Edward
Clarence Edward Carter, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Carter of West Prestonsburg, died Wednesday of cancer. Dr. Vest of the C & O hospital, at Huntington, diagnosed his case as cancer of the lung and also stated he was the youngest child that he had ever known to have a cancer. The youthful victim is survived by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister. Funeral service was held Friday morning form the Irene Cole Baptist Church, with the Rev. A.C. Harlowe officiating, assisted by Rev. A. T. Maimberg. Burial was made in the family cemetery near Louisa under the direction of E. P. Arnold. Big Sandy News-Recorder, Friday, Nov 24, 1933


Cora Edith
May 9, 1913 - Feb 3, 2005



Carter, H.
12:00:00 AM


Joseph H.
Jun 22, 1869 - Jul 22, 1946
Joe Carter, 77 years old, passed away at his home at 1812 45th St., in Ashland, Monday at 1 a.m. He has lived in Ashland for the past 4 years and prior to this he lived on route 3, Louisa, in the Five Fork section. He was born near Louisa the son of the late Pinky and Elizabeth Corburn Carter. He had been a member of the Myrtle Chapel Church. He was married to Lilly Richard Carter, 54 years ago. His remains were brought here by the Curtright Funeral Home and taken back to his home Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Myrtle Chapel of Five Forks and interment was made in the Carter Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Lilly Richard Carter; 7 daughters, Mrs. Ben Church of Ashland, Mrs. Riley Spillman of route 3, Louisa, Mrs. William Warden of Bralhalm,WV, Mrs. Mart Church of Ashland, Misses Cora, Martha and Mary Carter at home; 4 sons, Henry Carter and Clarence L. Carter both of Ashland, Ira Carter of Catlettsburg, and Elmer Carter of Circleville, OH, 43 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jul 26, 1946


Lena B.
Sep 5, 1922 -


Sep 19, 1918 - Oct 17, 1918
d/o Ira Carter and Esther Young


Mary Lou
Oct 10, 1918 - Dec 5, 1956
CARTER, Mary Lou
Miss Mary Lou Carter, 38, of Ironton, OH, where she had lived the past four years, passed away Wednesday, December 5, in the General Hospital, Ironton, where she had been a patient for one day. She was born October 10, 1918, at Louisa, route 3, a daughter of Lillie Richards Carter and the late Joseph Carter. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the First Christian Baptist Church, Ironton, with the Rev. Carl P. Smith officiating. She had been a member of the church for 2 years. Interment was made Saturday in the Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa, near Five Forks. Survivors, besides the mother, include six sisters, Mrs. Ben Church, and Miss Cora Carter, of Ironton, Mrs. Martin Church and Mrs. Tommy West of Ashland, KY, Mrs. Riley Spillman, of Fallsburg, KY and Mrs. William Worden of Genoa, WV; four brothers, Henry and Clarence Carter of Ashland, KY, Ira Carter, route 1, Catlettsburg, KY and Elmer Carter of South Bicha, OH. Miss Carter was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home to the home of her mother in Ironton, Thursday, December 6, where the body remained until funeral time. Big Sandy News, December 13, 1956


1802 - 1870
h/o America
Father of Pinky Carter


13 Jan 1837 - 1880
s/o Peter Henry Carter & America
h/o Elizabeth Jane Corburn


Sarah L.
Sep 13, 1876 - Mar 14, 1957
CARTER, Sarah Lillie (Richard)
Mrs. Sarah Lillie Carter, 80, of 1616 South Fourth Street, Ironton, OH, died at her home at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, after an illness of four weeks. She formerly lived in Lawrence County, KY and lived in Ashland for 9 years, moving to Ironton 4 years ago. Mrs. Carter's husband, Joseph, died in 1946. She was born September 123, 1876, in Lawrence County, KY, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth Benard Richard. She was a member of the First Christian Baptist Church at Ironton. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Myrtle Chapel Church on Route 3, Louisa, by the Rev. Carl P. Smith of Ironton and burial was made in the Carter Cemetery on route 3, Louisa. The body was removed from the Curtright Funeral Home, Louisa, to the residence at Ironton, Friday. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Ben Church and Miss Cora E. Carter, both of Ironton, Mrs. Martin Church and Mrs. M. T. West of Ashland, Mrs. Riley Spillman of Fallsburg and Mrs. W. J. Warden of Genoa, WV, four sons, Henry and Clarence of Ashland, Ira, of Catlettsburg, and Elmer of Springfield, OH, 52 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, March 21, 1957




Walter I. Jr
Jun 9, 1922 - Apr 17, 2009



William L.
1874 - 1940
CARTER, William L.
William L. Carter, 65, native of Lawrence County, died Mar 12 at his home on Fallen Timber, Scioto County, OH following an illness of 3 weeks of influenza. He moved to Ohio 6 years ago. The body was returned to this county for interment in the family cemetery Thursday. Surviving are his wife, Sarah, 3 daughters, Mrs. Harlan Conkel of Beaver, OH, route 3, Mrs. Elizabeth Reeves of Lucasville, OH, route 4, and Mrs. Ethel Hayton of Lucasville, OH, route 3; 2 sons, Allen and George Carter, at home and a brother, Joseph Carter of Lawrence County. Big Sandy News, Friday Mar 15, 1940



J. H.
CO. K,
14th KY. INF.


Levi T
Feb 8, 1898 - May 15, 1962

HAYTON, Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas Hayton, 64, of Route 3, Louisa, died Tuesday, May 15, in a Louisa hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Hayton was born February 8, 1898, in Louisa, a son of the late Thomas and Stella Clere Hayton. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Thelma Smith Hayton; three daughters, Mrs. Vonon Sprouse of Star Route, Louisa, Miss Elsa Hayton, Columbus, OH, and Miss Estella Hayton, at home; a sister, Mrs. Scott Thompson, of Beaver, OH; and two brothers, Milt Hayton of Columbus, OH and James Hayton of Lucasville, OH. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the Young Funeral Home with the Rev. Gallie Isaac officiating. Burial was in Carter Cemetery on Route 3, Louisa. Big Sandy News, May 24, 1962


Thomas E.
Oct 8, 1865 - Jun 3, 1927
July 26, 1875 - Blank


Jun 9, 1938 -
Feb 23, 1940 - Dec 6, 2005


Dec 20, 1937 -
Carolyn S.
1943 - 2009



Brian C.
1999 - 1999

NEWSOME, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER, white male, DOD & DOB: Nov 12, 1999 at Louisa; F: Brian Newsome; M; Nancy McGranhann; Burial: Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa; Funeral: Monday Nov 15 at graveside; Survivors: parents, Brian and Nancy Newsome, Louisa; a sister: Elizabeth Jane Newsome, at home, paternal grandmother: Jean Newsome, route 2, Catlettsburg, KY; maternal grandparents: Jack and Juanita McGranhann, route 4, Louisa; several aunts and uncles.


Newsome, Donald
Donald Newsome, 68, of Catlettsburg, died Saturday, Oct 7 in Three Rivers Medical Center. Mr. Newsome was born Dec 15, 1926 at Louisa a son of the late Hez and Nora Day Newsome. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, Oct 10 at Young Funeral Home Chapel by John Walters. Burial was in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Jean Rittman Newsome; a daughter, Mary Katherine Clay of Louisa; 4 sons, Donald Newsome of Piketon, OH, John Newsome of McDermot, OH, Dean Newsome of Catlettsburg and Brian Newsome of Louisa; a brother, Ed Newsome of Fallsburg; 2 sisters, Mary Presley of Louisa and Cora Newsome of Catlettsburg and 8 grandchildren. Young Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Oct 11, 1995
NEWSOME, DONALD, white male, married to Phyllis Jean Rickman; R: route 2 Catlettsburg, KY; DOD: Oct 7, 1995 at Louisa; DOB: Dec 15, 1926 at Louisa; Age: 68 years; Occupation: disabled; F: Hez Newsome; M: Nora Day; Burial: Carter Cemetery, Louisa; Funeral: Tuesday at the funeral home chapel; Clergy: John Walters; member of Bear Creek Methodist Church; Survivors: wife, Phyllis Jean Newsome, a daughter: Mary Katherine Clay, Louisa, 4 sons: Donald Newsome, Piketon, OH, John Newsome, McDermot, OH, Dean Newsome, route 2, Catlettsburg, Brian Newsome, Louisa; a brother: Ed Newsome, Fallsburg, KY; 2 sisters: Mary Presley, Louisa and Cora Newsome, Catlettsburg, KY; 8 grandchildren.


Donald Lee
1965 - 2010


1915 - 1995

NEWSOME, ED, white male, married to Genieve Newsome who died Feb 19, 1995; R: route 4, Louisa; DOD: Dec 12, 1995 at route 4, Louisa; DOB: Apr 1,1915 at Lawrence Co., KY; Age: 80 years; Occupation: farmer; F: Hez Newsome; M: Nora Day; Burial: Carter Cemetery; Funeral: Friday, Dec 15 at the funeral home chapel; Clergy: Doug Kelly; Survivors: Carolyn Sue Murphy, route 4, Louisa, a son: Gene "Buzz" Newsome, route 3, Louisa, 2 sisters: Mary Presley, route 4, Louisa and Cora Newsome, route 2, Catlettsburg, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.


Genieve G.
1925 - 1995
NEWSOME, GENIEVE GALE, white female, married to Ed Newsome; R: route 4, Louisa; DOD: Feb 19,1995 at route 4, Louisa; DOB: May 27, 1925 at Whitehouse, KY; Age: 69 years; Occupation: housekeeper at J. J. Jordan Geriatric Center; F: Tom Meade; M: Stella Castle; Burial: Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa; Funeral: Tuesday Feb 21 at the funeral home chapel; Clergy: Doug Kelly; Survivors: husband, Ed Newsome, 1 daughter: Carolyn Sue Murphy, route 4, Louisa, a son: Gene "Buzz" Newsome, route 3, Louisa, a sister: Charolette Marshall, Columbus, OH, a brother, Eugene Meade, Prichard, WV; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


1867 - 1964

Ninety year old Hez Newsom of Louisa Route 4, died Saturday night in an Ashland hospital. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Catalpa Free Will Baptist church by the Rev. Ed McGranahan of Ashland. Burial was in Carter Cemetery on Louisa, Route 3. Born on March 27,1 867, in West Virginia, he was a son of the late Van and Sarah Marcum Newsome. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Rachel Nolan and Mrs. Jim Presley of Catlettsburg, Rout 2, Mrs. Jack Woods of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Elmer Carter of New Orleans, two sons, Ed and Don Newsome of Louisa Route 4, two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Wellman of Huntington and Mrs. Anna Sammons of WV. and a brother, Frank Newsome of Louisa, 26 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the residence Monday afternoon from the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, May 21, 1964


1888 - 1960
Sarah F.
1894 - 1940
Jeff Newsom, 72, of Fallsburg, KY, died Sunday night in a Louisa hospital after an illness of one week. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Myrtle Free Will Baptist Chapel on Louisa Route 4, by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial was made in the Carter Cemetery. Mr. Newsom was born April 12, 1887, in Lawrence County, KY, a son of the late Van and Sarah Belcher Newsom. A farmer, he had lived in the Fallsburg area all his life, and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Elzenie Spillman Newsom; three daughters, Mrs. Oddie Rice of Catlettsburg, Route 1, Mrs. Berkley Mabry of Olive Hill, KY, and Mrs. Eugene Burchett of Webbville, KY, Route 1; four sons, Lafe Newsom of Columbus, OH, Charles Newsom of Catlettsburg, route 1, Corporal Jeff E. Newsom, serving in the Army in Germany and James Ottis Newsom, at home; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Stanley Chaffin of Louisa, Route 3, three sisters, Mrs. Ira Mills of Catlettsburg, Mrs. Sam Wellman of Huntington, and Mrs. Luther Sammons of Culloden, WV and two brothers, Hezekiah Newsom of Louisa, Route 4, and Frank Newsom of Louisa Route 3. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Young Funeral Home. Big Sandy News, February 25, 1960


John H.
1913 - 1956

NEWSOME, JOHN HENRY “BUD”, white, male married to Mary Ethel Smith for 20 years; R: Louisa, KY; DOD: December 30, 1956 at 6 a.m. at Louisa; DOB: March 10, 1913 at Louisa, KY; Age; 43 years; Occupation: farmer; F: Hez Newsome; M: Nora Day; Burial: Carter Cemetery at Five Forks; Funeral: Tuesday January 1, 1957 at 1 p.m. at Myrtle Chapel; Clergy: Gallie Isaac; Informant; wife; Survivors; wife of route 3, Louisa, 2 daughters: Louise of Blue Ash, OH, Karen at home; 2 sons: Charles and Martin both at home; father: Hez Newsome of route 4, Louisa; 4 sisters: Mrs. Grethel Noe of route 4, Louisa, Mrs. Jack Woods of Catlettsburg, Mary Newsome of route 4, Louisa, Cora Newsome of route 4, Louisa, 2 brothers: Ed Newsome of route 4, Louisa and Donald Newsome of route 4, Lo


Sep 23, 1911 - Dec 23, 1922


1945 -2006
NEWSOME, PHYLLIS JEAN, white female, married to Don Newsome who died in 1995; R: Hwy 3, Louisa; DOD: Jun 14, 2006 at her home; DOB: Sep 15, 1945 at Huntington, WV; Age: 60 years; Occupation: disabled; F: Walter Lee Rickman; M; Emery Nunley; Burial: Carter-Newsome Cemetery, Louisa; Funeral: Saturday Jun 17 at the graveside; Clergy: Edgel Stevens; member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church; Survivors: father; Walter Lee Rickman, Catlettsburg, KY, a daughter: Mary Clay, Louisa, 4 sons: John Newsome, Peoples, OH, Brian Newsome, Louisa, Dean Newsome, Catlettsburg, KY, Donald Newsome, South Point, OH; 2 sisters: Bonnie Baugh, and Teresa Fraley both of Catlettsburg; a brother: Linton Rickman, Catlettsburg; 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren


1968 - 1977
NEWSOME, Thomas E.
Funeral services for Thomas E. Newsome, 9, of route 4, Louisa, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Young Funeral Home by the Rev. Gallie Isaac. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, route 3, Louisa. The youth died about 9:10 am. Monday of a .410 shotgun wound in the abdomen, at the residence, located on Newcomb Branch, near Fallsburg, off of KY 3, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Willis Roberts. County coroner Dr. John Ryan pronounced the youth dead at the scene, according to Trooper Roberts, with no inquest planned. The accidental shooting occurred when the boy's 10 year old brother handed him the weapon, which discharged, Roberts reported. He was born July 19, 1968, in Louisa, a son of Dan and Phyllis Rickman Newsome. Additional survivors include one sister, Mary Katherine Newsome of route 2, Catlettsburg; four brothers, Donald Newsome, John W. Newsome, Jeffery Newsome, and Brian Newsome, all at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rickman of route 2, Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, August 3, 1977




Sep 30, 1923 - Jan 2, 1944


Jim J.
1909 - 1986
1932 -
Obituary – Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), June 18, 1986, Edition: Final, Page: D8
Louisa - Jim J. Preston, 77, of Clayton Lane, a retired Columbia Gas Co. employee, husband of Dorothy Carter Preston, died of a stroke yesterday at Humana Hospital Louisa. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Louisa Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Heston & Wilson Funeral Home.


Nancy Elizabeth "Carter"
Mar 17, 1900 - Nov 6, 1944


Aug 11, 1917 - Apr 29, 1992
Jul 2, 1916 - Jan 27, 1988


Jackson C
SPROUSE, JACKSON CHARLES, white male, married to Vicki Jordan; R: Delong Branch, Louisa; DOD: Mar 4, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, WV; DOB: Oct 12, 1965 at Lexington, KY; Age: 47 years; Occupation: diesel mechanic; F: Vernon Sprouse; M: Lee Andrew Helton;  Burial: Joe Carter Cemetery, Louisa;  Funeral: Thursday Mar 7 at the graveside; Survivors: girlfriend, Mary Hutchison, Louisa, 3 sons: Jacob Sprouse, Jeremiah Sprouse, and Joseph Sprouse, Jackson Charles Sprouse, Jr. Columbus, OH; 2 step children: Taylor Jones-Durin, Louisa and Tina Sturgill, Blaine, KY; a daughter: Cathy Hayes, Chillicothe, OH, a brother: Paul Sprouse, Garrison, KY; 8 grandchildren.


Kimberly L.
2003 - 2003
SPROUSE, KIMBERLY LYNN, white female; DOD & DOB: Apr 29, 2003 at Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV; F: Jack Sprouse; M: Mary Lynn Hutchinson; Burial: Carter Cemetery, Five Forks Road, Louisa; Funeral: Thursday May 1 at Webb Chapel Church, Webbville, KY; Survivors: father: Jack Sprouse, Ashland, KY; mother: Mary Lynn Stephens Hutchinson, Ashland, KY; maternal grandmother: Josephine White, Ashland, KY; a brother: Jackson Sprouse, Jr., Columbus, OH; 3 sisters: Catherine Sprouse, Columbus, Tina Jones, and Taylor Lenarz both of Ashland.


Thelma L.
1945 - 1998
SPROUSE, Thelma L. (Hayton)
Thelma L. Sprouse, 53, of Louisa, died Monday, Nov 30 at her residence. Mrs. Sprouse was born Jul 2, 1945 a daughter of the late Levi Thomas and Thelma Smith Hayton. She was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Vondon Sprouse, Jr. and Levi Thomas Sprouse. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Vondon Sprouse of Louisa, 2 sons, Jackson Sprouse of Webbville and Paul Sprouse of Louisa, one sister, Stella Graham of Sidney, KY, and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Curt Russell at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec 3 at Webb Chapel Church. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Louisa. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Big Sandy News, Dec 2, 1998


1904 -1967

THOMPSON, Cella Jane (Hayton)
Cella Jane Thompson, 62, of Stockdale, OH, a native of Louisa, died in King’s Daughters’ Hospital at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, after an extended illness. Born in Louisa March 25, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Epperson and Estella Cere Hayton. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Young Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. Burial was in the Hayton family cemetery on route 2, Louisa. Surviving are the husband, Winfield Scott Thompson, two brothers, George Milt Hayton and James Garfield Hayton, both of Columbus, OH; five stepsons, Clarence, Charles, Lonnie, James H. and H. B. Thompson, all of Ashland, five stepdaughters, Mrs. Elmer Stevens, of Ashland, Mrs. Charles Holbrook, and Mrs. Garfield Scarberry both of Louisa, Route 2, and Mrs. Ira Preston, of Georges Creek. Big Sandy News, March 2, 1967


Dec 16, 1944 - Aug 21, 2000
Edna Mae
Feb 6, 1952 -