ABBOTT, Araminta S. (Diamond)
Mrs. Araminta S. Abbott, 85, beloved Louisa resident, died Thursday shortly before noon after a long illness. Funeral rites will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 in the Louisa First Methodist Church of which she was a member. Mrs. Abbott, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Diamond, was born near Louisa in 1855. She had resided in Louisa the past 67 years. She is survived by 2 sons, Dr. C. Y. Abbott, Louisa, and Judge John H. Abbott, Jenkins, 3 daughters, Mrs. Cora A. McGrath, Washington, D. C., Mrs. Josephine Rice and Mrs. Ailcie Carey, Louisa, and a granddaughter, Mrs. F. O. See, Louisa. Her husband, James A. Abbott died in 1918. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
A large assemblage, including many people from other places attended the funeral of Mrs. Araminta S. Abbott, 85, in the First Methodist Church here Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Abbott, member of a pioneer Lawrence County family and beloved resident of Louisa for the last 67 years, died at her home on Franklin street Thursday morning at 10, Jan 9. She had been ill for many months. Rev. John W. Worthington, pastor of Park Methodist Church, Louisville, KY and former pastor of the local church preached the sermon. Pall bearers were H. G. Wellman, H. H. Roberts, Ray Cote, Oscar Moore, Arlie V. Cain and C. B. Bromley. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Abbott, affectionately known to many people in this and other communities as "Mother Abbott" , was born a few miles west of Louisa, Jan 28, 1856, a daughter of John H. and Silisy Muncy Diamond, pioneer citizens of the county. She had resided in Louisa since 1873 and had been affiliated with the First Methodist Church for 67 years, being a member of the first Ladies Aid organized here. She was not only active in church work over a long period but kept open house of circuit riders and ministers of the church through this section. Her father was one of the county's early school teacher and she ever main famed deep interest in education affairs and current events. Her husband, James A. Abbott, who died in 1918, served as postmaster in Louisa a number of years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. C. J. Carey and Mrs. Josephine Rice, both of Louisa and Mrs. Cora A. McGrath of Washington, D. C. , 2 sons, Dr. C. Y. Abbott of Louisa and Judge John H. Abbott of Jenkins, KY and the following granddaughters and grandsons, Mrs. F. O. See, Louisa, Mrs. Mary Carothers, Dallas, TX, Miss Evelyn Abbott and James and David Abbott of Jenkins, KY, Mrs. Howard Hayes, Beckley, WV, Mrs. Charles Riley and Robert Robinson, Washington, D. C. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
Isaac Adams, 75, retired Lawrence County farmer who has lived in Columbus, OH the past 15 years, died Wednesday at his home there. He had been in failing health for several months and had been seriously ill since suffering a stroke a week ago. Short services were conducted in Benfield Avenue Church of God in Columbus Thursday afternoon and the body will be brought to the Curtright Funeral Home in Louisa Thursday night. Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Louisa First Methodist church with Rev. S. B. Ball, Rev. E. W. Elrod and Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until the time of the funeral. Interment will be made in Pinehill Cemetery here. A son of the late James and Charlotte Berry Adams, Mr. Adams was born at Adams, this county, in 1865. He operated a farm there until his retirement 15 years ago, and was one of the county's most substantial citizens. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for about 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Prince Adams to whom he was married 56 years ago; 2 daughters, Mrs. W. H. C. Thompson of Sinking Springs, OH and Mrs. Raymond McKinster of Columbus, OH and 5 sons, James M. Adams, Louisa grocer, Dave Adams of Louisa route 1, Stanley and Lonnie Adams, both of Columbus, OH and Morton Adams of Ashland, KY; one half sister, Mrs. Lindsey Thompson of Adams, and a brother, Monroe Adams of Adams, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
ADAMS, J. H.
J. H. Adams, esteemed citizen of Ashland and a native of this county, died Tuesday at his home in Ashland. He was born on Big Branch, of Brushey and the body will be brought to this county for interment in the home cemetery near Cordell. Funeral was conducted in Ashland by Rev. C. B. Fugitt. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife and 3 children, Rose and Oma Adams of Sharkey, KY and Mrs. Nola Alexander of Waverly, OH; 3 brothers, Harry and Isaac Adams, of Ashland, Lum Adams of Louisa and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ella Cordle and Mrs. Martha Morris of Cordell. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1941
ADKINS, Frank R.
Frank R. Adkins, former resident of Louisa and Huntington and a veteran of the World War, died last Friday morning in Veterans Hospital in Oteen, NC, where he had been a patient for a year. Mr. Adkins was born near Potter, this county, a son of Floyd B. and Price Waller Adkins. He was a resident of Huntington when he went to the hospital last year. The body was returned to Louisa Sunday evening and taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. A. H. Snyder. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Curtright Funeral Home with Rev. T. J. Hopson, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church officiating and interment was made in the Pinehill Cemetery here. The W. O. Johnson Post American Legion, of which Mr. Adkins was a member officiated at the interment. Mr. Adkins served 23 months in the Army during the World War and served 18 months over seas as a mechanic in the air service. He died suddenly Friday morning after submitting to a minor operation of Wednesday. Surviving are his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Chapman of Huntington, WV, 4 sisters, Mrs. W. G. Chapman and Mrs. A. H. Snyder, both of Louisa, Mrs. Nara Miller and Mrs. A. J. Kitchen both of Huntington, WV and one brother, George Ed Chapman of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
BARTRAM, Vinnie (Davis)
Mrs. Vinnie Bartram, 69, widow of the late Samuel W. Bartram, died Wednesday noon of last week at her home on Pike Street here. She had been in failing health for 5 years and seriously ill for a week. Funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the First Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. E. W. Elrod and Rev. Sam Wellman, pastor of the Fort Gay Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Avis Cemetery on The Point, a mile south of Louisa, under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Bartram, a daughter of the late William and Minerva Chambers Davis, was born on The Point near Louisa and had resided there and at Louisa all her life. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Garnet Payne, Louisa, one sister, Mrs. James See, of Louise route 2, and 3 grandchildren, Hoover L. Hall, Julia Belle Hall and Anna Jean Hall, of Louisa. Her husband died 22 years ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
BELT, Mrs. E. O.
Mrs. E. O. Belt, 43, native of Gallup, this county, died Thursday of last week in a hospital in her home town at Hannibal, MO, relatives here were informed this week. Mrs. Belt was a daughter of William F. and Flora Wellman Peck and was born and reared at Gallup. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Hannibal. Funeral was conducted there and interment made in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Mrs. Belt and a sister, Mrs. M. E. Snow, also of Hannibal, visited relatives in Lawrence county last summer and called at The News office to subscribe for their home newspaper. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 sisters, Mrs. Snow, Mrs. G. R. Snyder, Jacksonville, FL, Mrs. G. C. Short, Gary, IN, and Mrs. Opal Wirt, of New York and one brother, L. T. Peck of San Francisco, CA. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
BENTLEY, Rufus (Tom)
Rufus (Tom) Bentley, 66, of Webbville, route 1, died Tuesday in a local hospital of injuries sustained Tuesday of last week when he was hit by a truck on the Catt-Webbville highway near Curt Ramey's at Cadmus. Bentley, who operates a truck and hauls merchandise, had unloaded a can of lard and had started across the road with it when he was hit by a truck said to have been driven by Scott Thompson of Sinking Springs, OH. He was brought to a hospital here and was believed to be recovering normally. He became worse Monday night, however, and passed away early Tuesday morning. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon from the home with Rev. Custer Bishop officiating, and interment was made in the Hayes Cemetery near Webbville. Mr. Bentley is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Martha Triplett Bentley; 2 daughters, Mrs. Noah Mullins of Milton, WV and Miss Carma Bentley at home, 3 sons, Basil Bentley, of Hilton, WV and Glenn and John Bentley at home. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
BERRY, Charles V.
Charles V. Berry, 64, substantial farmer and respected citizen of Blaine, died in a local hospital Tuesday shortly before noon. He had been ill for a year and had been a patient in the hospital here since Dec 28. Funeral was conduced Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Blaine Methodist Church with Rev. C. F. Froderman of Ashland, and Rev. E. W. Elrod, of Louisa, officiating. A son of the late Reuben T. and Elizabeth Edwards Berry. Mr. Berry was born at Blaine in 1876, and had resided there all of his life. He operated 2 farms on Blaine Creek. He was a member of the Blaine Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Carolyn Moore Berry, to whom he was married 35 years ago, by one son, John T. Berry, of Charleston, WV, 9 daughters, Mrs. Kelly McNish, Bristol, TN, Mrs. John J. Wellman, Blaine, Mrs. Eulas Dobyns, Williamsport, OH, Mrs. Paul Young, Glenwood, KY, Mrs. Ray Wireman, Fallsburg, KY, Mrs. Ray Cox, Los Angeles, CA, Mrs. Henry G. Bradley, Blaine and Misses Mary and Virginia Lee Berry, at home and one brother, E. C. Berry, of Chicago, IL. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
BILLUPS, James Douglas
James Douglas Billups, 3 months old son of James W. and Rosetta Curnutte Billups, died early Thursday morning at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Curnutte of Zelda after an illness of 3 days. Funeral and burial will be at the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery near Zelda Friday afternoon at 2. Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Curnutte of Zelda and Mr. and Mrs. James Billups of Prichard, WV, route 1. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
Paintsville, KY--Earl Blair, 46, of East Point, well known employee of the C & O Railway, committed suicide by firing a bullet through his brain Friday midnight near his home. Two persons witnessed the sad tragedy, Dr. O. E. Johnson, coroner stated. Mr. Blair served with the American Expeditionary Force during the World War and was badly shell shocked. Ill health is believed to have caused him to commit the act. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
CASTLE, Martha (Davis)
Mrs. Martha Davis Castle, 66, widow of the late Benjamin Castle of Charley died last Friday at the home at Charley. Funeral was conducted Sunday at Charley with Rev. Dave Al Hayes officiating. She is survived by 4 children, Henry Davis of Georges Creek is a brother. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
CHANDLER, Jesse (Spears)
Mrs. Jesse Spears Chandler, wife of Sherman Chandler, died Monday at her home in Sunbury, OH. The body was returned to this county and taken to Lowmansville United Baptist Church where funeral rites were conducted. Burial was made in the family cemetery on Georges Creek. Besides the husband, she is survived by 4 son, all living in Ohio. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
CLAY, Charles William
Charles William Clay, 89, retired farmer of near Fallsburg, died Monday evening at the home of a son, T. G. Clay of the Newcomb section near Fallsburg. He had been ill for several weeks. Funeral was conducted Wednesday from the home of another son, Allen Clay near Fallsburg, with the Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment was made in the Fugate Cemetery near the Fallsburg consolidated school. Mr. Clay was born near Adeline Apr 29, 1851, a son of the late William and Mary Petrey Clay. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for half a century. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Browning, of Logan, WV, 3 sons, T. G. Clay and Allen Clay of Louisa route 4 and Fred Clay of Birmingham, AL and one brother, John Clay of Ashland. His wife, Mrs. Arena Bowling Clay died 24 years ago. Big Sandy news, Jan 31, 1941
COPLEY, Laura Jane (Wilson)
Mrs. Laura Jane Copley, 79, native of Louisa and a resident of Ashland for the last 29 years, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Rolfe, in Ashland. She had been ill for a year. Mrs. Copley was a daughter of Grimes Wilson and Elizabeth See Wilson, pioneer resident of this section. She was born in 1861 near Louisa and resided here until going to Ashland. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since she was 12 years old. Funeral was conducted in Ashland Thursday afternoon and interment was made in a cemetery there. She is survived by the husband, L. M. Copley; one daughter, Mrs. Rolfe, 3 sons, Paul S. Copley of Louisa route 4, Pearl Copley of Ashland and L. M. Copley, Jr. of Detroit, MI and one brother, W. F. Wilson of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
CREIGHTON, Ida (Wellman)
Mrs. Ida Wellman Creighton, wife of John P. Creighton, and a native of Louisa, died Saturday at her home in Catlettsburg. Deceased was a daughter of the late James A. and Flora See Wellman and was born at Louisa. She went with her parents to Catlettsburg at the age of 12 and had resided there since. Funeral was conducted Monday and interment was made in the Catlettsburg Cemetery. Surviving in addition to Mr. Creighton are 2 sisters, Mrs. S. W. Patton, and Miss Rebecca Wellman, both of whom made their home with her, 3 nieces, Mrs. Frank Ross, of Ashland, Miss Monte Magann and Mrs. J. C. Hearne, both of Catlettsburg and a nephew, W. B. Wellman of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
DAMRON, Mary (Stratton)
Mrs. Mary Damron, 61, widow of Charles Damron, of Kenova, died Jan 16 at the home of a brother in lawn, Alex Damron, of Whites Creek, WV, where she had gone only a few days before for a visit. She was ill only a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Damron, formerly lived at Wayne, where Mr. Damron was N & W operator. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Kenova, by Rev. John Roy Wolfe. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Surviving are 2 brothers, George E. Stratton of Spooner, WS and Elbert E. Stratton of Sandstone, MN. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
Ollie Damron, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Damron of Crum, WV, died Friday in a Williamson, WV hospital of pneumonia. In addition to the parents, she is survived by one sister. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 from the home at Crum and interment made in a cemetery there. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
DANIEL, Asbury A.
Asbury A. Daniel, 70, died Thursday morning at his home on Little Blaine of complication following a stroke suffered 2 years ago. Funeral will be conducted at the home Friday afternoon at 2:30 and interment will be made in the family cemetery. Mr. Daniel, a son of the late Jack and Miranda Stapleton Daniel, was born and reared on Little Blaine. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sally VanHoose, 1 daughter, Mrs. Charles Castle, Thornsville, OH, one son, Roy, at home, 4 sisters, Mrs. Lonzo Estep, Louisa, Mrs. Rosa Meade, Lucasville, OH, Mrs. I. Dixon, Wilbur, KY and Mrs. Roscoe Baker, Fort Gay, WV and 3 brothers, Sherman Daniel, Fort Gay, WV, Monroe Daniel, Pikeville, KY and John Daniel, McDowell, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
DEREFIELD, Elizabeth (Roberts)
Mrs. Elizabeth Derefield, 78, wife of Daniel Derefield, died Friday at the home at Cadmus after an illness of 2 months. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the home with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating, and interment was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Derefield was born in Pike County, Oct 28, 1852, a daughter of the late St. Clair and Orpha Adkins Roberts, and had resided in the Webbville and Cadmus section since early in life. "Aunt Lizzie" as she was affectionately known, was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Robinson, of Holden, WV, a son, B. F. Roberts, C & O agent at Paintsville, 2 sisters, Mrs. Martha Segraves, of Marmet, WV and Miss Tilla Roberts, Lexington, KY; 3 brothers, Perry Roberts, Blair, WV, C. B. Roberts, Williamson, WV, and John Roberts, Buffalo, WV, an adopted son, Arlan Derefield at home. Mrs. Martha Roberts of Cadmus is a sister in law. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
DROWN, Hiram Thomas
Hiram Thomas Drown, 78, retired farmer of Cyrus, Wayne County, died Sunday at his home in Kenova. He was a son of the late Benjamin and Martha Drown and had been a lifelong resident of Wayne County. Funeral was conducted Tuesday at the Baptist Church at Cyrus with Rev. B. F. Curnutte officiating. Deceased was a member of the Cyrus Baptist Church. Mr. Drown is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Fay Hensley, of Kenova and 3 brothers, W. J. Drown of Buffalo, WV, S. H. Drown of Kenova, route 1 and B. B. Drown of Prichard, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
EVANS, Catherine (Hayes)
Mrs. Catherine Hayes Evans, 61, wife of W. F. Evans of the Brushey section near Adams, died at the home early Wednesday morning after an illness of 8 days. Funeral rites were conducted Thursday afternoon from the home with Rev. S. B. Ball and Rev. William Moore of Louisa, officiating and interment was made in the Salyers Cemetery on Brushey. Mrs. Evans was born Aug 17, 1879, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Carter Hayes. She had been a member of the Methodist Church for 25 years. Surviving besides the husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. Mayo Young of Houckville and Mrs. Bascom Moore of Cardington, OH; 3 sons, Everett Evans of Adams, KY, James, at home and Max Evans of Cherokee, KY and a sister, Mrs. Julia Ann Gussler of Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
FAIRCHILD, John R.
Inez, KY, Jan 23--Dr. John R. Fairchild, 75, who combined the practice of medicine with the ministry and who said he never issued a bill, died Sunday night of a heart ailment. A physician 51 years and a Baptist minister 59, he said recently he had delivered 4, 326 babies, officiated at 1,500 funeral and married more than 1,000 couples, including many individuals he brought into the world. Born in Johnson County and graduated from the Louisville Medical College, he came to Inez in 1890. He had been Martin County health officer 35 years. Funeral services were held at Paintsville today. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
A family quarrell and a country store argument brought death to 3 Elliott Countians last week. Mrs. Emil Fowler, 19, of Ault, was fatally wounded with a gunshot by her husband, Barkley Fowler, who later slit his own throat and then fired a shotgun charge into his head. The tragedy took place at the home of John Stigall, father of Mrs. Fowler, where the couple made their home. A hired girl said the couple commenced arguing after going to bed and that the shooting took place about 10:30. The hired girl ran to a neighbors house but the occupants, fearful that Fowler might hurt them would not venture into the Stigall home. The couple was found next morning, Fowler dead and his wife, badly wounded. She was taken to a Lexington hospital but died Friday.
Henry Carter, 50, of Dewdrop, was killed by a .38 bullet said to have been fired by a neighbor, John Conn, during an argument in the store of Carter's brother, Harlan Carter, at Dewdrop. Conn fled into the hills and it is not known here whether or not he has been captured. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
Wallace Fraley, 76, native of Elliott County and retired steel worker, died Sunday at his home in Ashland. He was a son of George and Martha Fraley and was born in Elliott County, moving to Ashland in 1905. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
FRAZIER, C. W.
Fort Gay, WV, Jan 22--C. W. Frazier, 73, a deputy in the office of Sam Plymale, Wayne County circuit court clerk, died Monday shortly before noon at his home 2 miles east of Fort Gay on the Wayne road. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Wayne Methodist Church, with the Rev. U. S. Pinson, Rev. Mr. Gettinger and Rev. Mr. Barrett officiating and interment was made in the Wayne Cemetery. Active pall bearers were Wardy C. Lovely, Hugh Ketchum, App, Queen, E. d. Bunn, Everett Walker, Gene Plymale, Paul Billups and Everett Booten. Mr. Frazier had been a member of the Old Pleasant Baptist Church on Mill Creek near Fort Gay for 32 years. He had served under various circuit court clerks in Wayne for nearly 20 years. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
Theodore Frazier, 80, retired Catlettsburg barber and a native of Fort Gay, died Sunday in Boyd county after an extended illness. The body was returned to Fort Gay Tuesday and interred in Fairview cemetery with Rev. Sam Wellman, pastor of the Fort Gay Methodist Church, officiating. Mr. Frazier was born near Fort Gay in 1860, a son of Lart and Stacy Frazier. He operated a barber shop in Fort Gay for many years and moved to Catlettsburg about 1900 and had operated a barber shop there until forced to retired because of ill health. His wife, Kate Hodge, also a native of Fort Gay section, died nearly 2 years ago. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1941
HALE, J. W.
Inez, KY--John W. Hale, 70, member of a prominent Martin county family and who served two terms as tax commissioner of his home county, died Thursday at his home at Inez of heart trouble. He was a son of the late George W. Hale, who for many years was clerk of the circuit court in Martin County. Mr. Hale formerly taught school. He was a member of the Baptist Church and secretary for 15 years of both the Odd Fellows and the Masonic lodges. He was a brother of the late R. L. Hale cashier of the Inez Deposit Bank, and of the late W. M. Hale, cashier of the Kermit State Bank. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
HARLOW, Fern (Weaver)
Fern Weaver Harlow, 22, died Tuesday evening at the home in Louisa of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell Harlow. Funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 in the First Methodist Church here with Rev. E. W. Elrod and Rev. Ray Roberts officiating and interment will be made in Pine Hill Cemetery here. Besides the parents, she is survived by a daughter, Naida Harlow, 4 sisters, Mrs. W. J. Hall, Louisa, Mrs. J. W. Graves, Fort Gay, WV, and Missses Edna and Norberta Harlow, at home; 2 brothers, Emmett, at home and Howell, Jr. of Fort Custer, MI. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
HARRIS, E. Blair
E. Blair Harris, 88, prominent retired farmer of the East Fork section of Boyd County, died Thursday of last week at his home after an illness of 2 years. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the residence and interment made in the family cemetery on East Fork. A native of Tazewell County, VA, Mr. Harris had resided in Boyd County for the past 33 years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Sargent Harris, 4 sons, John Harris, Cedar Bluff, VA, McKinley Harris, Catlettsburg, Blair, Jr., and Howse Harris, both of Rush, KY; 4 daughters, Mrs. Dee Bolt and Mrs. John Compton of both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. H. Queen, Ashland, and Mrs. Loftis Borders, Fort Gay, WV. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
Blair Harris, 88, prominent retired farmer of the East Fork section of Boyd County, died Thursday of last week at his home after an illness of 2 years. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the residence and interment made in the family cemetery on East Fork. Mr. Harris was born in Tazewell County, VA in 1852. He moved to Boyd County in 1908 and had resided there continuously since that time engaging in the business of farming up until ill health forced his retirement. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alice Sargent Harris, 4 sons, John Harris, Cedar Bluff, VA, McKinley Harris, Catlettsburg, Blair, Jr., and Howse Harris, both of Rush, KY; 4 daughters, Mrs. Dee Bolt and Mrs. John Compton of both of Catlettsburg, Mrs. H. Queen, Ashland, and Mrs. Loftis Borders, Fort Gay, WV, 27 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
HARRISON, W. A.
Wayne, WV, Troopers of the Wayne County state police post reported Friday that W. A. Harrison, about 45, died of natural causes in his isolated cabin on a fork of Jennies Creek in Wayne County Thursday. Neighbors found Harrison's body in the cabin. Dr. A. G. Wilkinson, who accompanied a group of officers to the cabin, said death was due to natural causes. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1941
Mrs. Donna Hatton, 75, of Huntington died in a hospital there Jan 18, after a long illness. Mrs. Hatton formerly lived at Prichard and is survived by 3 sons, Virgil, Max and Claude Hatton, of Huntington, a daughter, Mrs. Leah McKueeney of Hollywood. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Carl Pack, with burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
HAY, Mary Jane (Mauk)
Mrs. Mary Jane Hay, 76, native of Elliott County and resident of Ashland for 30 years, died at the home of a son, Dewey Hay in Ashland last week after an illness of one year. Surviving are 2 other sons, Fred Hay of Ashland and Thurman Hay of Oak Hill, OH; 2 daughters, Mrs. William Lemaster of Beaver, OH and Mrs. Hilt Dale of Catlettsburg; 2 brothers, John and Peter Mauk, of Gimlet, KY; 2 sisters, Mrs. Melda Stevens of Harlan, KY and Mrs. Watt Leadingham of Sandy Hook, KY. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
HAZLETT, Rachel (Johnson)
Mrs. Rachel Johnson Hazlett, 45, of near Catlettsburg, died last Friday in an Ashland hospital. Mrs. Hazlett was the daughter of the late Lewis and Annie Farnie Johnson. She was a member of the Church of God, Catlettsburg. Surviving are her husband, Clarence Hazlett, 2 sons, Taylor and Clarence E., 2 daughters, Arzella and Dorothy, all at home, 4 brothers, Dave Johnson of Shelby, KY, Sam of Portsmouth, OH, Lee of Buchanan, KY and Bill of Greenup, KY and 3 sisters, Mrs. William Tomlin, of Portsmouth, OH, Mrs. Hughie Scarberry of Catlettsburg and Miss Cora Johnson also of Catlettsburg. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the Church of God, Hampton City and burial was in the Bowling Cemetery on Whites Creek. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
HOGAN, Florence (Banfield)
Mrs. Florence Hogan, 62, of Garner, Body County, died Monday at 5:30 p.m. in an Ashland hospital after a week's illness. A lifelong resident of Boyd County, she was born at Garner on Jul 17, 1873, a daughter of the late William and Sophia Gobel Banfield. Mrs. Hogan was the widow of D. J. Hogan and was a member of the East Fork Methodist Church. Funeral service was held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the East Fork Chapel with the Rev. Elza Everman officiating. Burial was in the Ross Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 4 sons, Franklin Hogan of Lexington, Burns Hogan and Fred Hogan, at home and Gobel Hogan of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. Emmett Stevens of Akron, OH, Mrs. Hattie Arrington of Ashland and Miss Lucille Hogan at home; a brother, Burns Banfield of Rush, KY and 8 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
HUGHES, Homer, Jr.
Homer Hughes, Jr., 11 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hughes of Yatesville, died Sunday at 1 a.m. Funeral was conducted Monday with Rev. Fred Vanhorn officiating and interment made in the Hughes family cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, 3 brothers, and the grandparents, Mrs. Belle Hughes of Yatesville and Mr. and Mrs. James Compton of Gladys. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
William Johnson, 57, native of the Hitchins, KY section and a retired C & O Railway employee, died Sunday at his home in Huntington. Funeral was conducted there Tuesday and the body was returned to Hitchins for interment. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, a daughter, Mrs. Gretchen Poole of Huntington, 3 sons, Lonnie of Ashland and Chester and Truman Johnson, of Huntington, 2 stepchildren, Ray Hamilton and Mrs. Margaret Cyrus, of Huntington, and 3 brothers, Jessie of Ashland, Lindsey and Joe Johnson of Nelsonville, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
KELLEY, J. N.
J. N. Kelley, 58, native of Elliott county and former resident of Ashland, died Monday at Martin where he was a conductor for the C & O Railway. He was born and reared in Elliott County and has relatives here and at Potter. The body was taken to Soldier, Carter County, where funeral and interment took place Wednesday at the home of a brother, Charles Kelley. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
West Liberty, KY, Henry Lacy, 28, son of Marion Lacy, Adele and Dennie Nickell, son of Dora Nickell, Malone, were killed Thursday when the car in which they were riding crashed into bridge across Caney Creek at Index, KY. Clyde Collins, alleged driver of the car, was taken in custody by the sheriff. A Sargent boy, sitting on the concrete bridge, was knocked into the creek. His leg was broken in two places and he was badly injured otherwise. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1941
LAMBERT, Della (Handley)
Mrs. Della Handley Lambert, wife of Freelan H. Lambert, died at her home in Ashland Monday night. She was born in Wayne county, WV, a daughter of Hiram and Nancy Handley and had resided in Ashland 22 years. Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, of Buchanan, is a sister. The body was returned to this county and funeral was conducted Wednesday at the Buchanan Chapel Methodist church near Zelda with Rev. W. K. Wood, officiating and interment was made in the Buchanan Chapel Cemetery there. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
Hugh Lyon, 86, prominent Elliott County citizen, and father of Dr. A. M. Lyon, state director of hospitals and mental hygiene, died at his home in Elliott County Friday night, a week after his 86th birthday. He is survived by 2 other sons, Dr. O. M. Lyon, well known Morehead dentist, formerly of Olive Hill and Autie Lyon of Elliott County. Mr. Lyon had visited in Louisa a number of times when his son, Dr. A. M. Lyon, was head of the Lawrence County health department and was well known here. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
MARCUM, Sallie (Williamson)
Mrs. Sallie Williamson Marcum, 70, of Crum, WV, died Wednesday of last week at her home of pneumonia. Funeral was conducted Friday at Crum. Mrs. Marcum, the wife of Lee Marcum, had resided at Crum all of her life, Surviving in addition to her husband are the following sons and daughters, G. D. Marcum of Man, John Marcum of Holden, Irving, Dennis, Flora and Earl Marcum, all of Crum, Mrs. Bessie Crum of Stonecoal and Mrs. Polly Mae Kirk of Holden, WV. She also leaves 3 brothers, Jessie, James and Wayne Williamson, all of Crum and 2 sisters, Mrs. Nannie Marcum of Crum and Mrs. Georgia Spaulding of Kermit. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
Mrs. Sallie Williamson Marcum, 70, died at her home in Crum, WV, Jan 8, of pneumonia which developed after an illness of 6 weeks of flu. Mrs. Marcum had lived her entire life in Wayne County. She is survived by the husband, Lee Marcum and the following children, G. D. Marcum of Man, Josh Marcum of Holden, Mrs. Polly Mae Kirk of Holden, Ervin, Dennis, Flora and Earl Marcum of Crum, and Mrs. Bessie Crum of Stonecoal; brothers and sisters, Jessie Wayne and James Williamson, Mrs. Rebecca Williamson, and Mrs. Ninnie Marcum, all of Crum and Mrs. George Spaulding of Kermit. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
MCKEE, Benjamin Harrison
Fort Gay, WV Jan 9, Benjamin Harrison McKee, 47, coal tippleman at McVeigh, KY, and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKee of Prichard, WV, died Tuesday at his home as the result of a stroke suffered the previous Friday. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Masonic Lodge of Whites Creek, WV. Funeral was conducted Wednesday at McVeigh and the body was brought to Wayne county and interred near Lavalette. He was a brother of W. E. McKee and Mrs. Elizabeth Meredith of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
MEENACH, Harvey W.
Harvey W. Meenach, 80, native of Carter County and for many years an employee of the Peebles brickyard in Portmsouth, OH, died Jan 16 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Belva Swavel in Portsmouth. Mr. Meenach moved from Carter County to Portsmouth in 1913. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Burton Meenach and several children, Mrs. Louella Webb of Glenwood, KY is a sister. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
Junior O'Daniel, 13, son of W. H. O'Daniel, of Walbridge, died instantly of a crushed skull sustained Monday shortly after noon while he and his father and another brother, Lucien, 20, were cutting a tree for wood. The tree, only about a foot through, fell into limbs of a nearby tree and then sprung back, falling up the hill, the butt meanwhile sliding down the hill, Junior, was as standing about 15 feet from the trunk when the tree commenced falling, was hit in the head by the upper branches and killed instantly. the father and older brother were not hurt. They had gone to a hill near their home shortly after eating lunch to fell a tree for wood. All had been ill the previous week with flu. Junior was a pupil in the seventh grade of the Walbridge school and attended Sunday school there also. Funeral was conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Dave Hewlett officiating with burial made in the Deephole Branch cemetery west of Louisa. The O'Daniel family moved from near Yatesville to Walbridge 2 years ago. The boy's mother, Mrs. Genevieve Berry O'Daniel, died 18 months ago of blood poisoning developing from a briar scratch. Surviving are the father, a sister, Miss Madge O'Daniel at home and 3 brothers, Herman O'Daniel, in the CCC camp at Hellier, KY and Lucien and Tom at home. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
PARSLEY, Laura Belle (Damron)
Mrs. Laura Belle Parsley, 79, widow of the late William R. Parsley, Wayne county lumber dealer, died Sunday in a Huntington hospital after a long illness. For the past several years she had made her home with a son, R. H. F. Parsley, state editor of the Charleston Daily Mail and former assistant editor of the Huntington Advertiser. Funeral was conducted Monday from the First Baptist church in Kenova with the Rev. John Roy Wolf officiating and interment was made in a cemetery at Crum, WV. Mrs. Parsley was a daughter of the late Moses D. Damron and Sarah Copley Damron of the Crum section. She was a native of Wayne county and spent most of her life there. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kenova for more than 60 years. She is survived by her son, a daughter, Mrs. Ida L. Greenslait, South Charleston, 5 grandchildren and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ida Smith of Baltimore and Mrs. Jennie Wilson of Kenova. Big Sandy news, Jan 10, 1941
PATRICK, Florence B. (Harmon)
Mrs. Florence B. Patrick, 56, wife of W. G. Patrick, prominent farmer of the Tuscola section, died Wednesday night in an Ashland hospital following an operation submitted to Jan 8. Funeral will be conducted from the home at Tuscola Saturday afternoon at 2 and interment made in the McDaniel Cemetery. Mrs. Patrick was a daughter of Mathias and Lucina Castle Harmon and was born and reared at Paintsville. Besides the husband, she is survived by a daughter, Miss Gladys at home, 5 sons, Robert, Ironton, OH, Herbert, Paintsville, KY, Dan, Greenbriar, WV, Marion, Cadmus, KY, and Isom, Tuscola, and 3 brothers, Isaac Harmon, Tuscola, Frank G. Harmon, South Solon, OH and Dan Harmon of Coal Grove, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
PERRY, Andy N.
Andy N. Perry, 62, of Mill Creek, near Fort Gay, died last Friday at his home. Funeral was held Sunday at the Marcum cemetery near Dunlow. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Perry, 2 daughters, Alta Lou and Mary Jo, at home, a son, Archie Perry, at home and the following children by a former marriage, Mrs. Elsie Ferguson of Genoa, Mrs. Grace Copley, Mrs. Ruth Branham, Mrs. Ida Finley, Ballard Perry, and Mrs. Augusta Smith, all of Fort Gay, route 2, and Mrs. Betty Humphreys of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
Andy N. Perry, 62, died at his home on Mill Creek, Jan 17. Funeral services were conducted at the Marcum Cemetery, near Dunlow, by Rev. Henry Jude and Rev. Benton Riggs. Mr. Perry is survived by the widow, Mrs. Blanche Perry, 2 daughters, Alta Lou and Mary Joe, at home; 2 sons, Archie Perry at home and Paul Perry of Fort Gay; and the following children by a former marriage, Mrs. Elsie Ferguson, of Genoa, Mrs. Grace Copley, Mrs. Ruth Branham, Mrs. Ida Finley, Ballard Perry and Mrs. Augusta Smith, all of Fort Gay, route 2 and Mrs. Betty Humphreys of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
Alexander Porter, 94 years old, a pioneer resident of Wayne County, died Dec 29 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cuzzie Perry of Wayne. "Uncle Alex" as he was known by his many friends was the eldest son of the late William and Mary Porter, who were among the first families to settle in Wayne County. He was born Nov 4, 1846 in Wayne County. He was united in marriage to Jane Jarrell Nov 19, 1868, by the late Rev. John Jarrell. Mr. Porter had been a member of the Fort Gay Masonic Lodge for half a century and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church with membership in the Old Pleasant Church on Mill Creek. "Uncle Alex" and his wife who died 11 years ago, lived for 63 yeras on Grassy Creek. At one time he served as member of the Board of Education of Lincoln District. He is survived by the following, 5 daughters, Mrs. Cuzzie Perry, of Wayne, Mrs. Mary Adams of Chapmansville, Mrs. J. P. Pratt, of Kenova, Mrs. Georgia Damron of Radnor; 4 sons, A. B. Porter of Grassy, Z. T. Porter of Champmanville, William Porter of Kermit and James Harvey Porter of Grassy; one sister, Mrs. A. B. Napier of Kenova, 31 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
QUEEN, Rebecca Jane (Fannin)
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Queen, 83, wife of William H. Queen, died Thursday of last week at the Queen home on Trace Creek, near Rush, Boyd County. Mrs. Queen, a daughter of the late Rev. I. N. Fannin and Polly Stewart Fannin, was born and reared in the northern section of Lawrence county. She had been a devoted member of the M. E. Church, South for 70 years. Funeral was conducted at the East Fork Chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Everman, officiating and burial was made in the Stewart family cemetery in this county. Surviving besides the husband, are 3 sons, Den Queen and Levi Queen, both of the East Fork section, and Harve Queen of Ashland, 3 daughters, Mrs. C. D. Prichard and Mrs. McKinley Harris both of Catlettsburg and Mrs. Mollie Brown, of Rush; 3 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Webb of Ashland, Mrs. Frances Stewart of Ashland and Mrs. Grant Powers of Buchanan. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
RICE, Elijah J.
Elijah J. Rice, 86, died at his home near Willard, Jan 20. Funeral was conducted at the home by Rev. Harve Kelley and interment was made in the Rice Cemetery on Straight Creek. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
ROBERTS, Charles Reed
Charles Reed Roberts, 83, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Lawrence County, died Saturday night at his home near the mouth of Irish Creek. He had been suffering from a heart disease for 4 years and his condition was complicated last week by an attack of flu. He died at 10:30 Saturday night. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday morning at the home and interment was made in the Hawes family cemetery near the mouth of Brushey. Mr. Roberts was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Roberts and was born and reared near where he died. He had been a member of the Methodist Church for over half a century. Mr. Roberts' first wife, Mrs. Martha Adams Roberts died in 1929 and subsequently he married Mrs. Reba Arrington, who survived. Also surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs. Tri Sarver, Hobart, OK, Mrs. John Evans, Blaine, KY, Mrs. Henry Gorman, Rossmand, OH, Mrs. William Thompson, Blaine, KY, Mrs. Sue Short, Cherokee, KY, Mrs. Archie Morris and Mrs. P. E. Guthrie, both of Columbus, OH, Mrs. W. C. Thompson of Gary, IN and one son, Allen Roberts of London, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 17,1 941
William Salters, native of this county, died Monday at his home at Mahan, WV. Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Salters, formerly of Yatesville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oakley Kitchen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kitchen of Dennis and 6 children. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
SHORT, Martela (Salyers)
Mrs. Martela Salyers Short, 80, died Thursday evening Jan 9, at her home here. She had been ill for several weeks. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the First Methodist Church with Rev. E. W. Elrod, pastor and Rev. J. C. Hager, Pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Pine Hill Cemetery here under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home. Mrs. Short was born near Louisa in 1860 a daughter of Thomas and Fannie Borders Salyers and had lived in Louisa nearly all her life. Her husband, Keenis Short, one-time Louisa chief of police, died in 1938. Mrs. Short had been a member of the Methodist Church since early childhood. She is survived by 4 brothers, William Salyers, Potters, KY, T. S. Salyers, Catlettsburg, KY, C. H. Salyers, Columbus, OH, and Sam Salyers, of Ashland, KY; and 2 sisters, Mrs. William Remmele of Louisa and Mrs. Mae Compton of Columbus, OH. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
SPILLMAN, John M.
John M. Spillman, 77, retired farmer of Louisa route 3, died at his home in the Twin branch section Dec 30. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Spillman and was born and reared at Twin Branch. Funeral was conducted Wednesday of last week at the home with Rev. Ed Parker officiating and interment was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Spillman was a member of the United Baptist Church. He is survived by 6 daughters, Mrs. John Blankenship, South Point, OH, Mrs. Charles Sparks, Waterloo, OH, Mrs. Dewey Diamond and Mrs. John Diamond of Louisa, route 3, Miss Elzina and Miss Jettie Spillman, at home, and 4 sons, Lee, John W. and Lindsey all of Louisa route 3 and James Riley Spillman of Louisa route 4. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
TALBERT, Minerva (Burgess)
Mrs. Minerva Burgess Talbert, 72, member of a pioneer Lawrence County family, died Monday at her home in Matewan, WV of pneumonia. She was the widow of the late J. M. Talbert, a resident of North Matewan, who died in 1937. Mrs. Talbert was born at the Burgess farm south of Louisa, Dec 25, 1868, a daughter of John F. Burgess and Nancy Ellen Ratcliff Burgess, pioneer citizens. Her grandfather, William Ratcliff, was a member of the first assembly of West Virginia. She had lived at Matewan for 45 years. Funeral was held Tuesday at the home in North Matewan with Rev. R. P. Keaton officiating, and the body was brought to this county and taken to the Georges Creek section where brief rites were conducted Thursday by Rev. T. J. Hopson, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, and interment made in the family cemetery at the old home place. Surviving are 3 sons, J. Frank Talbert, Herbert Talbert and James Talbert, all of North Matewan and 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Boling of North Matewan and Miss Bertie Burgess of Georges Creek, KY. A daughter, Daisy, preceded Mrs. Talbert in death in 1920. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
THOMPSON, Emily Louise
Emily Louise Thompson, 12 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Thompson of Louisa, died Saturday evening in a local hospital. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday at the Thompson home on Sycamore street with Rev. T. J. Hopson, pastor of the Louisa Methodist Church, officiating and the body was taken in the Curtright Funeral Car to Adeline for interment. Besides the parents, the child is survived by its grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Thompson of Webbville and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Vanhorn of Adeline. Big Sandy News, Jan 31, 1941
THOMPSON, Sadie J. (Riggs)
Mrs. Sadie J. Thompson, 56, wife of Finley R. Thompson, of Fort Gay, route 1, died at her home on Christmas day. Funeral services were conducted at the lower Greenbrier Baptist Church by Rev. Carmie Crabtree. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Thompson had been a member of the Upper Greenbrier Baptist Church for 40 years. In addition to the husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. John Clay of Delbarton, Mrs. Irwin T. Jones and Mrs. Russell Webb of Fort Gay, Mrs. Eula Hayton of Detroit, 6 sons, Vernon and Lindsey Thompson of Orrville, OH, Edward and Edmond Thompson of Fort Gay, Fred Thompson of Detroit and Alfred Thompson of Inez, KY; a sister, Mrs. Mary Ferguson of Sidney, 2 brothers, Sollie Riggs of Sidney and Lindsey Riggs of Huntington. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
TURMAN, Rachel (Stewart)
Mrs. Samuel A. Turman, Sr., 83, a native of Buchanan, passed away Wednesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. G. Lockwood, Paintsville, after an illness of about 3 months. Mrs. Turman, mother of Boyd County superintendent of schools, Allen H. Turman, had made her home with Mrs. Lockwood for the last 4 years. In failing health, Mrs. Turman was stricken with influenza recently. Mrs. Turman was the daughter of the late David and Mrs. Emarine Hatten Stewart, pioneer residents of Buchanan, and she was married to Mr. Turman on Mar 25, 1873 at Buchanan. Her husband died in 1936. Surviving are the following children, J. B. Turman of Catlettsburg, Sam A. Turman of New York, Allen H. Turman, Ashland, Boyd county superintendent of schools. Charles H. Turman of Portland, OR, Paul C. Turman of Huntington, WV and Mrs. B. G. Lockwood of Paintsville. Two daughters, Emma and Cora Turman and one son, George C. Turman preceded her in death. One brother, Joseph Stewart of Ashland and one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Powell of Buchanan, also survive, in addition to 24 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mrs. Turman was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and funeral services were held in the Kavanaugh Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2. Burial was in the Chapel Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Jan 24, 1941
Joann Varney, 29 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Varney of Fort Gay, died Tuesday. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Varney family cemetery at Crum, WV, where interment was made. Mr. and Mrs. Varney moved from Crum section to Fort Gay 5 months ago. Surviving besides the parents, are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Varney and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Spaulding of Crum and 4 brothers and sisters. Big Sandy News, Jan 17,m1941
Don Vinson, 72 year old farmer and one time a practicing attorney at Williamson, WV died Tuesday at his home on Morrowbone Creek in Mingo County, WV. He was a cousin of Lafe B. Chaffin, prosecuting attorney of Mingo County. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
WALKER, Charlotte May
The body of Charlotte May Walker, 9 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, who died Wednesday night at Bartley, WV, was returned to Fort Gay Saturday for funeral and interment. Funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon in the Fort Gay Baptist Church, with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager, officiating and interment made in the Wellman family cemetery 3 miles east of Fort Gay. Mr. Walker who is a general superintendent, for the Pond Creek-Pocahontas Co., at Bartley, WV moved with his family from Fort Gay 12 years ago. Surviving besides the parents is a grandmother, Mrs. Millie Walker of near Fort Gay and one brother and 5 sisters. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
WHEELER, C. B.
Judge C. B. Wheeler, 70 of Prestonsburg, died Monday night in a Pikeville hospital of pneumonia. One of Eastern Kentucky's prominent citizens, Judge Wheeler formerly was judge of the Floyd-Knott district and had been a member of the General Assembly. He was born on Hoods Fork of Blaine near the Lawrence-Johnson County line, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin V. Wheeler. His mother, Mrs. Sarah Wheeler, is still living at the age of 95 in Paintsville. Funeral will be conducted in Prestonsburg Thursday afternoon at 2:30 and the body will be taken to the Wheeler home farm at Winifred, Johnson County for interment. He is survived by his second wife, Ms. Elizabeth Walters Wheeler and a son, W. H. Wheeler, Prestonsburg, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Stirling Berger, Catlettsburg and Mrs. Harvey Bixler, Frankfort. Seven brothers and 2 sisters also survive. They are Judge J. W. Wheeler, and M. O. Wheeler of Paintsville, Dr. J. C. Wheeler of Pikeville, Dr. C. c. wheeler, of Flat Gap, Dr. W. H. Wheeler of Olive Hill, Franklin Wheeler of Winifred and S. L. Wheeler of Detroit. His 2 sisters are Mrs. A. S. Dempsey of Belpre, OH and Mrs. Louise May of Paintsville. Big Sandy News, Jan 3, 1941
Mose Wiley died Monday of last week at Stonington, Greenup county. Funeral was conducted in Paintsville and interment was made near Flat Gap. Big Sandy News, Jan 10, 1941
Mrs. Missouri Wright died Thursday night Jan 2 at the home of a son, Merida Wright at Keaton, where she had been ill for some time. Funeral was conducted and interment made in the family cemetery near Red Bush. Big Sandy News, Jan 17, 1941
Lee Bentley, 68, native of this county, died last Thursday at his home in Catlettsburg following a heart attack. Funeral was conducted at the Missionary Baptist Church in Hampton City Sunday and interment made in the Halley Cemetery on Laurel Creek in Boyd County. A son of John and Rhoda Hammond Bentley, deceased was born in this county. He went to Catlettsburg with his parents at the age of 8 and had resided there since. For 30 years he was stationary engineer for the Catlettsburg, Kenova and Ceredo Water Co., retiring 12 years ago. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Patsy Halley Bentley, 2 sons, Avery Bentley of Catlettsburg and Clyde Bentley, at home, and one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Craig, also of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
Rev. Dave Bevins, 46, a minister of the United Baptist Church, died Friday morning at his home at the mouth of Meades Branch of peptic ulcer. He had been seriously ill for 9 days. Funeral was conducted at the Bevins family cemetery below Charley Sunday afternoon with Rev. Willie Daniels officiating. He is survived by his wife, and 10 children, a brother, John Bevins, of Columbus, OH and a sister, Mrs. William Castle, of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
Rev. James Booth, for 71 years a minister in the United Baptist Church and believed to be the oldest resident in the Big Sandy Valley, died last Saturday night at his home on Wolf Creek in Martin County 21 days before his 100th birthday. Booth was a native of near Louisa and was a brother to Daniel Booth of Eloise. After the first of his four marriages, he moved to Mason County, WV and resided on a farm for some years before returning to Kentucky to enter the ministry in Martin County. Booth, who married his fourth wife on his 94th birthday and boasted that "he beat her in a foot race after the ceremony," observed simple rules to which he attributed his longevity. They included: Don't worry and don't add tomorrow's troubles to today's problems; walk at least a mile a day with head and shoulders back, and lastly plant a garden each spring and watch it grow--There is no better antidote for worry and old age."
Booth, a picturesque rural minister, achieved wide publicity last year when he was reunited with a son, Sidney V. Booth, 76 year old grocer of Huntington, WV. for 60 years the two men had lived only 80 miles apart, neither knowing of the other's whereabouts. Booth and his first wife, by whom he had 2 sons, separated before his return from Mason County, WV to Martin County, KY and the father and sons lost trace of each other. The father and one son, the Huntington grocer, were reunited in March of last year after the son saw a picture of his father in connection with a feature story of the aged minister in a Huntington paper. Sidney investigated, found the elder Booth unable to talk because of a paralytic stroke and said he couldn't be certain they were related. The father recovered, he related incidents which occurred on the Mason County farm definitely establishing his parentage and the 2 discovered that for more than 60 years they had been separated only by the 80 miles between Huntington and Lovely. Funeral for the aged minister was conducted near Warfield, Monday, but there were no flowers at the last rites. One of Rev. Booth's last requests was, "Tell my friends to send no flowers. Tell them to sue the money to buy food for hungry children." He is survived by his wife, and his other son, Harvey of Westerville, OH. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
BURKE, L. G.
L. B. Burke, 79, native Lawrence Countian, died Tuesday morning at his home at Dundee, MI following a siege of influenza, relatives here were informed this week. Mr. Burke was born and reared near Gallup and operated at farm on The Point miles south of Louisa before moving to Michigan about 20 years ago. He frequently visited relatives here and was here last January. Funeral was conducted at Dundee, MI Thursday afternoon and interment made there. Mr. Burke is survived by 2 sons, Harry Burke, of Louisa, and David Burke, of Dundee, MI and 3 daughters, Mrs. Fred Sammons of Flatrock, MI, Mrs. Hettie Akers of Dundee, MI, and another daughter, Mary, whose family name is not available here. His wife, who died 3 years ago, was the former Fannie See, daughter of John and Lizzie See of the Three Mile section of this county. Attending the funeral from Louisa, were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Burke, Mrs. Frances Cyrus, Miss Rachel Burke and Mrs. C. F. See, Jr.. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
Soloman Carter, 79, died early Saturday morning at his home at Busseyville, after an illness of several years. Although suffering a stroke of paralysis in 1931, Mr. Carter recovered and he had enjoyed very good health until the past few months. Interment was made Sunday in the family cemetery at Busseyville. Mr. Carter's wife, Mrs. Julia Hayes Carter, died in 1920, at Plum Grove, Greenup County, where they were living at that time. After the death of his wife, Mr. Carter, returned to Busseyville to live. Surviving are 3 children, Roy Carter, Mrs. Rilda Hughes and Mrs. Minnie Ball of Busseyville. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
CORDLE, Eliza Jane (Cordle)
Mrs. Eliza Jane Cordle, 54, wife of Walter L. Cordle, of Ashland, route 1, died at 2:30 Monday morning in an Ashland hospital and the body was brought to the Curtright Funeral Home here and prepared for burial. The body was taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cordle at Cordell Monday afternoon and funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the United Baptist Church on Brushey. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Mrs. Cordle had been a member of the Brushey United Baptist Church for 34 years. Surviving are her parents, Hugh and Ella Adams Cordle, her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Nelson Patton, of Ashland, route 1, 5 sons, Dewey Cordle of Blaine, Ora Cordle of Ashland, Enoch and Hugh Jr., of Ashland, route 1 and Nelson Cordle in the U. S. Navy at Long Beach, CA; 2 brothers, Jesse Cordle, Frankfort, OH and 9 sisters, Mrs. Walter Osborn, Mrs. Pearl Perry and Mrs. Leslie Wyne, Mrs. Ernest Lambert all of Columbus, OH, Mrs. J. B. Cordle of Blaine, Mrs. Russ Cordle and Mrs. Roy Moore, both of Ashland, Mrs. Lindsey Moore of Adams, KY and Mrs. George Steele, of Cordell. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1941
DIALS, Mary Jane
Mary Jane Dials, 25, daughter of Mrs. Addie Rice Dials, and the late John Dials, died last Thursday morning at the home of her mother here after an illness of 3 years. Funeral was conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 at the home and interment was made in the Frazier Cemetery at Two Mile. Rev. E. W. Elrod and Rev. William W. Moore officiated at the rites. She is survived by her mother, one son, Jimmie, five sisters, Mrs. Thomas Saygidua, Brownsville, TX, Mrs. Emmett Taylor and Mrs. Green Kitchen, Louisa, Mrs. H. A. Morgan, Zanesville, OH, and Mrs. Walter Stull, Newport, KY and 4 brothers, Fred Dials, Battle Creek, MI, Bob Dials, Huntington, WV, and Tom and John M. Dials of Louisa. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
FERGUSON, Dan H.
Dan H. Ferguson, 74, retired merchant and farmer, died last Saturday at his home at Keaton. He had been ill since suffering a stroke about a year ago. Death came Saturday night at 9:15 after he had suffered a second stroke on Thursday. A large crowd attended the funeral which was conducted Sunday afternoon at the Keaton Fork United Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Bailey and Rev. Beckelheimer officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was born at Keaton, a son of the late Jay and Sally Fyffe Ferguson. He operated as store and farm at Keaton for many years, retiring 3 years ago. His wife, Mrs. Sarah Evans Ferguson, died last May 15. Surviving are 2 sons, Foster Ferguson of Louisa, and Nelse Ferguson of Keaton, 3 daughters, Mrs. Esta Gillum and Mrs. Erie Bailey of Keaton and Mrs. Ettie Hill of Relief, KY, and one brother, Ben Ferguson of Keaton. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
FOWLER, Mary E.
Mrs. Mary E. Fowler, 75, died at her home near Webb, WV Feb 26 after an illness of several years. Her husband, Sam Fowler, died Feb 1st of this year. Mrs. Fowler was a native of Pocahontas County, WV but had lived in Lawrence County for the past 25 or 30 years. She was married to Mr. Fowler in the year of 1886 at Huntersville, WV which is now Marlington. Surviving are 4 children, Fred Fowler, who lived with his parents, Frank Fowler, of Webb, WV, Kenny Fowler of Kermit, WV, Mrs. Effie Dalton, Chattaroy, WV and Mrs. Grace Dalton of Webb, WV and several grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1941
Miss Isabelle Frazier, of Ceredo, lifelong resident of Wayne County, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. B. S. Akers of Ceredo, Mar 13, after an illness of several months. She had resided with her sister for the past 35 years. In addition to the sister, she is survived by a brother, James Quincy Frazier. She was the daughter of John C. and Sarah Wellman Frazier of Wayne. Funeral services were conducted at the residence last Saturday and additional services at Spruce Lick Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon. Burial was in a Fort Gay Cemetery. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
GREEN, Mary (Harmon)
Mrs. Mary Harmon Green, 81, widow of the late William L. Green, of Webbville, died Monday midnight at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Duncan in Circleville, OH. She had been sick for several months. The body was returned to Louisa Wednesday morning and taken that afternoon in the Curtright Funeral coach to Webbville where funeral was conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Baptist Church. The Rev. Chester A. Webb, of Raceland, officiated at the rites, and interment was made at Webbville. A large assemblage attended the funeral. Mrs. Green was born in Floyd County, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Harmon, pioneer citizen of the Big Sandy Valley, and came to this county early in life. She resided at Webbville most of her life and was one of the county's most beloved ladies. She had been a member of the Baptist Church for longer than half a century. Besides the daughter, Mrs. Duncan, she is survived by a by a foster daughter, Mrs. V. T. Watson, of Wheelright, KY; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Stewart of Circleville, OH, and 3 half brothers, Mart and Jay Shortridge of Ashland, KY and Bascom Shortridge of near Fallsburg. Deceased was a sister of the late Adam Harmon of Cadmus. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
HAMMOND, Charles A.
Charles A. Hammond, 78, prominent farmer and livestock dealer, died Sunday midnight at the Hammond home near Fort Gay. He had been ill a year and bedfast since last Oct 16. Mr. Hammond was born at Harrisville, OH , a son of the late James and Amanda Hammond. He came to this section with his parents when a boy and had resided on the Hammond farm below Fort Gay for nearly 70 years. Funeral rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 from the Fort Gay Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Samuel Wellman, officiating, and interment was made in Fairview cemetery at Fort Gay under direction of the Curtright Funeral Home of Louisa. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hammond is survived by 2 brothers, William Hammond and Johnson Hammond both of Fort Gay and a sister, Mrs. E. W. Boxley of Columbus, OH. For many years, Mr. Hammond and his brothers, have operated the Hammond farm just below Fort Gay on Big Sandy River, one of the best farms in this section. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
HIGGINS, Charles H.
Charles H. Higgins, 83, East Fork farmer and one of the county's best citizens, died Monday morning at his home near Estep after an illness of a month. Mr. Higgins was born in the East Fork section of Boyd County but moved to a farm near Estep in this county 41 years ago and had resided there since. He had been superintendent of the Garrett's Chapel Methodist church Sunday school for 35 years. Funeral was conducted from the Garrett's Chapel Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the Buckley family cemetery on East Fork. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Katherine Higgins, 2 sons, Hearl Higgins, Ashland, and Bert Higgins, Route 4, Louisa, 3 daughters, Mrs. Clem Adkins, Ashland, Mrs. Oscar Riffe, Logan, WV, and Mrs. T. R. Buckley, route 4, Louisa, 4 sisters, Mrs. Eva Jackson and Mrs. John D. Clay, both of Welch, WV and Mrs. Anna Tanner and Mrs. Joe Shelton both of Westwood; 2 brothers, Lute and Joe Higgins, both of Ashland and 3 great grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1941
KEETON, Ann (Chaffin)
Mrs. Ann Chaffin Keeton, 76, a resident of this county near Webb, WV, died last Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Bowen at Webb where she had made her home the past 2 years. She was a daughter of Chris and Jane Copley Chaffin and was born and reared near Webb, WV. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Bowen Home at Webb and interment was made in the Copley Cemetery. Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. J. B. Smith, Glenhayes, WV, Mrs. Ernest Paulston, Lusk, WY, Mrs. Enos Marcum, Chattaroy, WV, Mrs. Sanford Horn, Naugatuck, WV and Mrs. Warnie Diamond, Goody, KY; one sister, Mrs. Jarrell E. Sauls, Emmett, WV, and 2 brothers, Henry Chaffin of Webb, WV and Pierce Chaffin of Nolan, WV. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
KELLEY, Barbara Elizabeth
Mrs. Barbara Elizabeth Kelley, 69, native of Elliott County, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Boggs in Ashland. Emory and Jesse Kelley of Houckville, this county, are sons. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
LEMASTER, Martha (Ball)
Mrs. Martha Ball Lemaster, 65, a native of this county died last week at her home at Beaver, OH. She had been ill for 4 years. Funeral and interment took place at Beaver, OH, Saturday afternoon. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elza Ball and was born and reared at Dry Ridge, near Adams. Her first husband, Will Webb, died 5 years ago. She had resided in Ohio the past 40 years. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
MEADE, William S.
William S. Meade, 67, of Gallup, died Sunday after an illness of 3 years of Bright's disease. Funeral was conducted Monday morning at Gallup and interment made in the Dobbins Cemetery at Gallup. Rev. C. P. Cecil, pastor of the Gallup Methodist Church, officiated at the rites. Mr. Meade was a farmer and son of the late Gilbert and Clarinda Preston Meade and was born at Richardson. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Hugh Dobbins of Gallup. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
MOORE, Fannie (Borders)
Mrs. Fannie Borders Moore, 81, widow of the late Z. H. Moore, died Tuesday morning at her home at Ulysses 3 weeks after suffering a stroke. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Lick Log Church near Ulysses and interment made in the family cemetery. She had been a member of the Methodist church for 30 years. Surviving are 2 daughters, Miss Nora Moore, at home, and Mrs. Raymond Hoyt, Kansas City, MO; one son, W. B. Moore, Columbus, OH, and one brother, Marion Borders, Ashland, KY. Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late William and Abigail Borders and was born and reared at Lowmansville. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
George Pack, 81, died at his home at Blaine on Mar 13th, after an illness of more than a year. Mr. Pack was born in Wayne County, WV, but came to Kentucky with his parent in 1869. For several years he lived on Brushy but moved to Blaine about a year ago where he lived until his death. Funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the home of his son, Harrison Pack, of Blaine, with Rev. William W. Moore and Rev. Ray Roberts, of Louisa, officiating. Interment was made in the Blaine Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lou Ratcliff Pack, one son, Harrison Pack , of Blaine and Mrs. Eva Warner of Ashland. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
POWELL, Elizabeth (Stewart)
Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart Powell, 66, wife of Sherman Powell of Buchanan route 1, died Wednesday shortly after noon at the home on Rove Creek. She had been in ill health for 10 years and bedfast for 4 days. Funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 from the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev. Wood officiating, and interment will be made in Buchanan Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Powell had been a member of the Buchanan Chapel Methodist Church for 45 years. She was a daughter of the late Dave and Millie Kelley Stewart and was born and reared near Buchanan. Surviving besides her husband are 2 daughters, Mrs. S. Hatten, Ashland, KY and Mrs. Maymie Burke, Buchanan and 2 sons, Dee Powell, Buchanan and Dave Powell, Sciotoville, OH and one brother, Joe Stewart, Ashland, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1941
Fred Puckett, 45, lifelong citizen of Wolf Creek section of Wayne county, died last Friday night in a local hospital after a week's illness. Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Greenbrier Baptist Church with Rev. Carnie Crabtree, Rev. Henry Mullens and Mrs. Ben Curnutte officiating and burial made in the Christian Cemetery on Big Hurricane Creek. The deceased was a son of the late Rev. Jasper Puckett and Josephine Christian Puckett. He was born and reared on Wolf Creek and had resided there all his life. He had been a member of the Greenbrier Baptist Church 17 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lana Carver Puckett, a daughter, Miss Mildred Pearl Puckett and a son, Guy Puckett, both at home. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
QUEEN, Tinie (Hensley)
Mrs. Tinie Hensley Queen, 62, wife of Fred Queen and a native of this county, died last Saturday at her home at Walsh, near Portsmouth, after a stroke of apoplexy. She was born in this county Jan 7,1 879, a daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Hicks Hensley and moved to Greenup County 32 years ago. Surviving are the husband, 2 daughters, Mrs. F. B. McCarl of Beaver Falls, PA, Mrs. Cleve Mitchell of Walsh, 2 sons, Hance of Walsh and Ray at home and a nephew, Ralph Lowe, reared in the Queen home; 4 grandchildren and a great grandchild. Big Sandy News, Mar 28, 1941
William Smith, 64, farmer of Tuscola, died at his home there Sunday morning at 8 three days after suffering a stroke. Funeral rites were conducted Monday at the home and interment was made in the McDaniel Cemetery. Mr. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. He was born in Ohio, but had spent most of his life in this county. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vanover Smith; 4 sisters, Mrs. Dude Adkins, Ironton, OH, Mrs. Milt Brumfield, Tuscola, Mrs. Clint McCormack, Rush, KY, and Miss Sallie Smith, Rush, KY; and 4 brothers, Sam Smith of Ohio, Lewis Smith of Catlettsburg, Dee Smith of Rush and Tom Smith of Catlettsburg. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
WARD, Margaina (Castle)
Mrs. Margaina Ward, 79, widow of the late W. M. Ward of Irish Creek, died Mar 6 at the home of a son, Millard Ward, at Martha. She had been in ill health for 4 years and bedfast 9 days. Funeral was conducted Sunday at the Cherokee Church. Mrs. Ward was born in Johnson County. Her husband died in 1912, on Irish Creek, and later she moved to the home of her son at Martha. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Chloe Young, Houckville, KY and Mrs. Bessie Sparks, Martha, KY and a son, Millard, Martha, KY. She was the mother of Miss Celia Ward, who was murdered near Houckville in 1937. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
WELLMAN, Gail (Curnutte)
Mrs. Gail Curnutte Wellman, 31, wife of Hose Wellman and a native of this county, died Tuesday of last week at her home in Columbus, OH. She had been ill for several months. Mrs. Wellman was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Curnutte and was born and reared at Ledocio this county. Funeral was conducted in Columbus last Friday by Rev. William M. Moore of Louisa and interment was made in a cemetery there. Mrs. Wellman is survived by her husband, her parents, 2 brothers, Willis Curnutte, a teacher in the Blaine high school and Elgin Curnutte of Coldwater, OH and one sister, Miss Mary Lou Curnutte of Berea, KY. Big Sandy News, Mar 28,1 941
WHEELER, Ben R.
Ben R, Wheeler, aged and prominent citizen of Flat Gap, died at his home there at 8 o'clock Tuesday night. Mr. Wheeler had been an unusually active man until a few weeks ago when he suffered an attack of flu from which he never recovered. A few days before his death he suffered a stroke from which he died Tuesday night. Mr. Wheeler was 83 years of age. He had worked as a farmer and fruit grower in the Flat Gap section most of his life. Uncle Ben had many warm friends and was noted for his splendid traits of character. He leaves a large number of relatives in Johnson County including the Wheeler and Chandler families of Paintsville. He was the son of the late Daniel Wheeler and Mary (Salyer) Wheeler. Besides his widow of Flat Gap, he is survived by the following children: Elijah Wheeler, Paris, Ill.; Mrs. Marion Ross, Flat Gap; Mrs. Otto Williams, Paintsville; Mrs. Hardy Skaggs, Flat Gap, and one step-daughter, Mrs. Oscar Williams, Red Bush. One son, Roy Wheeler preceded him in death. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: S. S. Wheeler, Flat Gap; Lewis Wheeler, Beaver, Ohio; Mrs. Willie Murray, Fort Collins, Col.; Mrs. Delma Wheeler, Lucasville, Ohio; Mrs. Leck Williams, Winifred; Mrs. F. M. Bayes, State of Washington; and Mrs. Sarah Burchett, Tarkiln, KY. Two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Big Sandy News, Mar 7, 1941
WILSON, W. F.
W. F. Wilson, 73, lifelong resident of Louisa, and one of the town's respected citizens, died early Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Collins in Charleston, WV. Mr. Wilson, who had been in failing health for many years, had been seriously ill for several months and was removed to the home of his daughter 4 months ago. Death came Sunday morning at 2 . The Body was returned to Louisa Sunday and funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. J. C. Hager officiating. A large assemblage, including many people from out of town, attended the rites. The church choir rendered a number of hymns, favorites of the deceased. He had been a lifelong member of the Baptist Church. He also was a member of the I.O.O. F. Lodge and they officiated at the rites. Interment was made in Pine Hill Cemetery under direction of Curtright Funeral Home. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Arminta McClung Wilson, to whom he was married 51 years ago; 2 daughters, Mrs. Collins, and Mrs. A. H. Owen, of Huntington, WV, 2 sons, L. M. Wilson of Kitts Hill, OH and James Wilson of St. Albans, WV and 9 grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Grimes and Elizabeth See Wilson, pioneer residents of the county and was born and reared here. He was a carpenter but had retired a number of years because of ill health. Big Sandy News, Mar 21, 1941
WOODS, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Woods, 62, of Ashland, retired C & O employee and a native of the Fallsburg section, died Monday morning in an Ashland hospital of stab wounds inflicted Saturday night by Jake Patterson, 73, also of Ashland. The cutting took place at the Woods home on Greenup avenue in Ashland, officers said. Woods, with his wife, came to the police station and reported the affair and then was rushed to the hospital in a police car. Mrs. Woods who is the former wife of Patterson, testified at the inquest. Coroner Hall reported that Patterson, testifying at the inquest, admitted stabbing Woods, but declared he was drunk at the time and didn't know exactly how it happened. Patterson added that he "wouldn't have done it for the world". The wound, Dr. Hall, said was about 2 inches wide and the knife blade penetrated about 2 inches into the liver. Shock from the stabbing was believed to have caused Woods' death. Mr. Woods was born at Fallsburg, KY, Mar 13, 1878. His parents were William W. and Charity Casey Woods, both of Fallsburg. He moved to Ashland 50 years ago and was employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad as a car repairman for 15 years. He has been retired from the company since 1928. He was a member of the Centenary Methodist church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Susie Woods, a daughter Mrs. Albert Barker of Ashland, 4 stepsons, William Patterson, of Indianapolis, Chester and Edward Patterson of Gallipolis, OH, and Edgar Patterson of Portsmouth, 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Carl Mayo of Dayton, OH and Mrs. Earl Backett, of Raceland and 4 brothers, Charles woods of Ironton, James H. Woods of Ashland, George Woods of Bluefield, WV and Wylie Woods of Portsmouth. Big Sandy News, Mar 7,1941
WORKMAN, Effie (Thompson)
Mrs. Effie Thompson Workman, 59 years old, of Neal, WV, died Wednesday Mar 5, at her home. She had been a lifelong resident of Wayne county. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11 at the residence with the Rev. Frank McKinster officiating, assisted by Rev. Harry Ferguson and Rev. Wiley Williamson. Burial was in Dock's Creek Cemetery. Surviving are the husband, Isaac Workman, a daughter, Mrs. Harry L. Watkins of Beckley, a sister, Mrs. Willard Webb of Fort Gay, 3 brothers, Gilmer, Emory and Kelly Thompson, all of Fort Gay and 5 grandchildren. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941
Otto Young, 26, of Ulysses, died at 4 Tuesday morning in a local hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident 6 days earlier near West Jefferson, OH where he had been employed the past 6 months. Following the accident he was returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Young at Ulysses, but became worse and was rushed to a hospital here early Tuesday morning. He died 2 hours after being admitted. Funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 from the Chestnut Grove Church of God near Ulysses, of which he had been a member for 4 years. Rev. Henry Griffith officiated at the funeral. Surviving are his parents, Monroe and Shirley Nelson Young; a brother, Morris, at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Young, all of Ulysses. Big Sandy News, Mar 14, 1941